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About Vernonia eagle. (Vernonia, Or.) 1922-1974 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 26, 1928)
fable is an interesting and val
uable bit of folklore worthy of
perpetuation and of annual com
memoration. The groundhog’s sha
"While giving an evening lecture dow doesn’t determine the weather
Henry Ward Beecher was inter | one way or another, but it plays
rupted by a loud imitation of a an important part in the traditions
cock-crow from the gallery. Look of the country. This weather fable
ing from his watch to the window i is a part of the true American
the noted speaker replied to the folklore. That some abide by the
embarrassment of his heckler:
groundhog's forecast does not in
“It can not be that I have talk any measure detract from the val
ed until daybreak and yet it must ue of the tradition as folklore.
be. The instinct of the lower ani
As the Groundhog Day story
mals is infallible.”
goes, there will be a return of
The Groundhog Day myth is no wintry weather if the groundhog:
more a test of the infallibility of is frightened back into his hole
animal instinct than was Beecher's by his shadow. In those parts of
pun. W it serves as a test at all the country where the groundhog
it is a. a test of human gullibility makes his burrow wintry weather
and superstition. And if the test persists several weeks after Feb
shows a high percentage of both ruary 2 so the prediction is with
it out value except to make a dark
gul Mb titty and
wortid not be surprising, for most and dismal February day tolerable
pe.pt. will believe anything about to those who trust that a sunless
the weather, whether prophecy, al- February 2 augurs an early spring.
uauu prediction, “sure sign” or
Seaside—Aviation school to open
Nevertheless, the Groundhog Day here in July.
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Across From the Post Office
Thursday, January 26, 1928
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CONSIDER THE NEWSPAPER
Where do you obtain your know
ledge of current events, science,
politics and the greater part of
From your newspaper.
When your merchants need bus-
through what medium do
they obtain it?
When ti.e community and the
churches, schools, civic and wel-
fare or" mix::! ions of the commun-
ity need c< mmunity action and
cooperation, to what do they ap-
These are some of the reasons
why the newspaper is YOUR news
paper and why communities are
only as strong and progressive as
their newspapers. If there is one
luick cure for community somno-
lence it is a wide-awake newspaper.
The first duty of a newspaper
is to transmit to its readers the
thoughts and activities of humanity
at home and abroad, but the value
of that other department of the
daily newspaper, advertising, should
be overlooked by none. The pub
lic anticipates its
scanning the advertisements in the
newspapers and the merchants anti
cipate their business by newspaper
advertising. Advertising is a mu
tual proposition between all con
Before the rise of present inten
sive newspaper advertising the pub
lic was powerless to plan its buy
ing. Money, time and unsatisfaction
was the price paid. At the same
time the merchants had to be con-
tent to wait for business and the
most of it came Saturday after-
noon and evening, seldom on Mon-
day and never in the moring.
Newspapers and the universal em
ployment and appreciation of news
paper advertising permits the pub
lic to plan its shopping and has
made business for every week-day.
Already there are many signs of
aproaching spring, although official
ly it is not due to arrivo until
Spring is the season of reincar
nation, rejuvenation and
life. It is only to man that Jan
uary 1 represents the birth of a
new year and the calendar year is
an artificial structure. With plant
life and that of the lower animals
the coming of spring is at once the
birth of a new year and new life.
Humanity recognizes and speaks
of a new year as from January 1
but nevertheless observes it from
the first breath of spring. After
the departure of the drear and
stifling winter and with the com
ing of refreshing and magnetic
spring there is new life and new
hope created in the breasts of
men and 1 women. Spring brings
great plans I and
which only winter can demolish
It is not sufficient to say that
the homing instinct is convenient
in the spring. It is natural and
not to be gainsaid by man or
beast, Spring urges the bird to
build its nest, the animal to bur-
its mother earth and
I plan his home, but neither
bird, beast nor man knows nor|
asks • why. Spring is the one and
only irresistible force.
AN ATHLETIC' ORGANIZATION
correspondent has written
that an athletic
needed in Vernonia, where young
men may better their physique by
well regulated exercise.
Each oMnday evening a group
meets in the gymnasium of the
Evangelical church for just this
purpose. They are under regula
tions made by themselves, and are
supplying the demand for this kind
of exercise and amusement. Every
one is invited to join this group,
and is under no obligations by do
ing so, it is said.
In many towns of similar sixe
to Vernonia, athletic organizations
have sprung up from time to time,
with indifferent success. The main I
reason for their failure was because
of keeping up
from which they might derive rev
enue are only well attended dur
ing the winter months, but the
overhead goes on just the same, I
and equipment depreiiates so *ast
that the task of building up again
after a summer slump in both at
tendance and income is so great
as to often cause the members to
It is better to go slow on new!
when there is already one group1
enjoying the sport now asked for.’
The expensive thing about a
car is the pride that makes you
want a shinny new one every year,
English women are said to be
taking to driving of
whether from the back seat is not
With Mussolini running things
we wonder just what the king of.
Italy does to justify him in draw-'
ing his salary?
Here They Are!
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savings. Not just leaders, but an example of
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Friday, Saturday, Monday, or Tuesday, January
27, 28, 30, or 31.
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ials all over the stori
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Reg. 25c 14 ounce Canvas Gloves
4 Day Special
Leather Faced Gloves
Heavy Crepe DeChine
Cornflakes reg. 10c 3 for
Bulk Saltsd crackers, 1 lb......
Citrus Washing Powder, pkg.
Small Navy Beans 5 lbs.........
Cornmeal, yellow or white
10 Pound bag for
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Cotton Crepe assorted Colors
Regular 35c Values
M. J. B. Coffee
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100 Pound Sack
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Large Seemless Sheets 81x90, A
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Men’s work shose $1.95 up
Men’s Dress Shoes $3.95 up
High Top Shoes $4.95, 16 inch
Children’s Shoes $1.90 up
Ladies Strap Pump Oxfords, strap
Slippers etc. any color, $2.95 up
Style and Size
Protect your health
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