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Moral Forces. [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 25 February 1921
Moral Forces. Above all it Is ever to be kept In mind that not by material but by moral force are men and their actions governed. How noiseless Is thought! No rolling of drums, no tramp of squadrons, or Immeasurable tumult of baggage wagons, attends the movement. In what obscure and sequestered places mav the head be meditating which is one day to be crowned with more than Imperial authority; for kings and emperors will be among its ministering servants; it will rule not over but in their heads, and with these its solitary combinations of Ideas, as with magic formulas, bend the world to Its will. The time , may come when Napoleon himself will be better known for his laws than for his battles; and the victory of Waterloo prove less momentous than the opening of the first mechanic’s Institute. —Thomas Carlyle.
NOTHING LOST BY COURTESY Yet It is a Somewhat Humiliating Fact That Comparatively So Few Practice It. [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 25 February 1921
NOTHING LOST BY COURTESY Yet It is a Somewhat Humiliating Fact That Comparatively So Few Practice It. Whether in a letter or face to face, there is nothin*,' in the whole big wide uorld* that does so much to make a good impvession on either stranger or acquaintance as simple, elemental, everyday courtesy. It Is surprising, with courtesy so valuable —and so absurdly cheap—that more of it isn’t used, writes Fred C. Kelly in Leslie’s. If I’m on a train, let me say, and the man ahead of me at the ice water tank insists on my drinking first, or hands me the little paper drinking-cup be was about to use himself, I thank him. I don’t merely grunt my thanks, as if I thought he had given me no more than I had coming to me. I thank him out loud, so that he can hear it. And at the first opportunity I try to get right back at him by doing some little favor for him. If I haven’t a cigar to give him, I at least show that ray heart is in the right place by offering him a match. If a stranger comes...
CALL FOR UNWRITTEN BOOKS Public Libraries Give List of Works Reading People Would Seem to Appreciate.* [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 25 February 1921
CALL FOR UNWRITTEN BOOKS Public Libraries Give List of Works Reading People Would Seem to Appreciate.* The Publishers’ Weekly has collected from public libraries a list of unwritten books that should be available. Included In this list is a book on cookery practice, an illustrated monograph on cameos or a history of Moslem art, an up-to-date, comprehensive American book on iron and steel metallurgy. Histories of Armenia and Oregon are alike demanded. A book on cobblestone fireplaces, with dimensions and drawings, Is wanted, and another on European peasant costumes. Enough is said on the lack of a new etiquette book when It Is stated that the latest good one Is dated 1913. A work to “prevent amateur gardeners from pulling up a plant instead of a weed” would be as useful as an index to essays or a treatise on septic tanks. The field in concordances is enormous. Anyone with ten years to spare can start a Browning concordance at once. "A history of the novel from the very beginning and ...
Vaudeville, [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 25 February 1921
Vaudeville, The word vaudeville is a corruption of Vaue de Vire. the name of two picturesque valleys in the Bocage of Normandy, France. The name was originally applied to a song with words relating to some story of the day. These songs were first composed by Oliver Basselin, a fuller living in Vire. They were popular and soon spread all over France, and were called by the name of the place where Basselin composed them, namely Vaux de Vire. As the origin of the term was lost sight of It at last took Its present form, vaudeville. Vaudeville is now properly used to signify a play In which dialogue is interspersed with songs incidentally introduced but forming an important part of the drama.
Deceived by Reflection. [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 25 February 1921
Deceived by Reflection. The rumor that there was such a place as El Dorado was so insistent centuries ago that Humboldt, the explorer. made a special investigation, and located the origin of the fable in a territory between the Essequibo and Branco rivers in Guiana. Great deposits of mica-slate and talc so flecked the rocks surrounding a small lake that the sun did indeed turn the area Into a vast golden mirror, but as far as the value of the deposits were concerned there was nothing to wish for. The temples, houses and public buildings of beaten gold were merely the Imagination of those who had glimpse the lake, hut had bee nprevented by natives from reaching It.
Good Judgment. [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 25 February 1921
Good Judgment. Mrs. Bacon —And have your husband’s table manners improved? Mrs. Egbert—Oh. I think so. Mrs. Bacon —And can he manage spaghetti all right now? Mrs. Egbert—Oh, well, you see. when he began to try to improve ins table manners we thought it just as well to give up having spaghetti.— Yonkers Statesman.
U. OF VA. FUND OPENS MARCH 1 ASK ALUMNI AND FRIENDS OF EDUCATION FOR $3,000,000 CENTENNIAL GIFT. ORGANIZATION READY President Prophesies 5,000 Enrollment Urges Preparation For Future. [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 25 February 1921
U. OF VA. FUND OPENS MARCH 1 ASK ALUMNI AND FRIENDS OF EDUCATION FOR $3,000,000 CENTENNIAL GIFT. ORGANIZATION READY President Prophesies 5,000 Enrollment Urges Preparation For Future. Plans are complete for the opening of the University of Virginia’s Centennial Endowment Fund ou March 7. From now until May 31, alumni and i friends of education will be busy in this State and in ether States securing subscriptions which will make possible a $3,000,000 birthday gift for the famous old Southern university. This free-will offering will be turned over to the University during the four-day Centennial Celebration, May 31 to June 3. Educators are agreed that none of the many colleges which have sought financial aid through endowment funds had more claim for support from the people of this State than has the University of Virginia. In face of mounting costs, she has steadily refused to accept academic or graduate fees from Virginia’s sons. During 100 years, since her foundation by Thomas Jeff...
UNIQUE IN ANIMAL WORLD Elephant Has Survived Because He Has Been Able to Adapt Himself to Conditions. [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 25 February 1921
UNIQUE IN ANIMAL WORLD Elephant Has Survived Because He Has Been Able to Adapt Himself to Conditions. These is nothing else like the elephant. He has come down to us through the ages, surviving the conditions which killed off his earlier contemporaries, and he now adapts himself perfectly to more different conditions than any other animal In Africa, Car! Akeley of the American Museum of Natural History writes In the World’s Work. He can cat anything that is green op even has been green, just so long as there Is enough of it. He can get his water from the aloe plants on the arid plains or dig a well In the sand of a dry river'with his trunk and fore feet, and drink there, or he is equally at home living half in the swamps of better watered regions. He is at home on the low’, hot plains of the seaconst at the equator or on the cool slopes of Kenia and Elgon. So far as I know he suffers from no contagious diseases and has no enemies except man. There are elephants on Kenia that have ne...
Results of Hybrid Mating. [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 25 February 1921
Results of Hybrid Mating. Elere is n strange set of facts, proven by three different investigators in three different parts of the world at three different times. In matings of so-called “pure” races, that is to say, Englishman with English woman. Frenchman with' French woman, German with German woman, etc., 104.54 more males are born than females. In hybrid matings, that is to say, of different nationalities, there is a more significant excess of male over female births. In matings of United States whites the ratio is about the same as that of European hybrids. In matings of United States colored folks there is a significant excess of females over the ratio of British West Indian colored who are relatively pure bred.
Slept Thirty-Two Years, [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 25 February 1921
Slept Thirty-Two Years, Surely a subject for the specu tive psychologist is the record slee indulged in by Caroline Ohlsi a Swedish girl. In 1575, when 01 a child of fourteen years, she' fell into a long trance in the island of Okuko, in the Baltic, and remained unconscious tor 32 years. Food was administered to her, although she seemed quite unconcerned. Nor did she respond to any inquiry during that long time.. Then suddenly she awoke, no longer a girl, but a middle-aged woman, and the most careful examination could not reveal the slightest weakness or mental effect. After coming out of her long trance Caroline enjoyed very good health.
Earth Not a Perfect Sphere. [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 25 February 1921
Earth Not a Perfect Sphere. The diameter of the earth from pole to pole through the equator is shorter than that at the equator. Though in popular language the earth is said to be round, like a ball, it is really an irregular sphere, slightly flattened at the poles. The slight departure from rotundity is accounted for by the rapid motion of the earth while in a more plastic state.
Page 1 Advertisements Column 1 [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 25 February 1921
HIGHLAND COUNTY DIRECTORY. (Jounty and District Officers: Henry W. Holt, Judge of Circuit Court, Staunton, Va. Terms of Court—4 th Tuesday in April, 2d Tuesday July, 2d Tuesday October. Andrew L. Jones, Commonwealth Attorney,- Monterey, Ya. W. H. Matheny, Clerk, Monterey, Va. W. N. Bird, Sheriff, Monterey, Va. H. M. Slaven, Treasurer, Monterey, Va. J. W. E. Lockridge, Commissioner of Revenue, Monterey, Va. I. L. Beverage, Co. Surveyor, Monterey, Va. Walter MuUsnax, Supt. of Poor, Crab bottom, Va. R. E. Mauzy, Supt. of Schools, Hightown, Va. John M. Colaw, Commissioner of accounts, Monterey, Va. Blue Grass District J. W. Hevener, Supervisor (Chrm.) Hightown, Va. .'ee J. Wimer, Overseer of Poor, Crabbottom, Va. Ben H. Colaw, Constable, Crabbottom Va. D. O. Bird, Justice, Valley Center,Va. E. D. Swecker, Justice, Monterey.lttl M. K. Simmons, Justice, Crabbottom, Monterey District. A, J. Terry, Supervisor, Trimble, Va. Arthur Hevener, Overseer of Poor, Monterey, Va. J. H. Samples, Justi...
Lumber Will Raise Its Voice [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 25 February 1921
Lumber Will Raise Its Voice America’s great lumber industry is waking up. Until a few years ago there was so much lumber that the people who deal in that commodity thought there was little use in talking to the public about it —the publie knew about lumber pretty nearly as much as it knew about bread. But scarcity of timber and increased prices have changed things and the whole industry—wholesalers and retailers —is about to launch a campaign, we undertsand, to tell folks about lumber in their own language, that is, in newspaper advertising. The people have heard so much about the high cost of building that most people have blamed lumber. The editor happens to know that lumber is not to blame, and we think that ur citizens will be surprised at the facts that they are going to read in this connection as soon as the advertising campaign gets going. Lumber is still the cheapest of all building major materials. It is still the most flexible. The average man can go farther with it in mon...
Farm for Sale [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 25 February 1921
Farm for Sale For ashort time only, about 250 acres good grass land, six miles rwest of Hightown, Va., near the S. i&amp; P. Pike and 13 miles east of Bartow, W. Ya., also 2i miles east of Fork Lumber Co’s, railroad Rvhich is still coming closer. £ good school half m. away on Co. R. The farm lays real nice and is Jmoothe, practically all enclosed irith rail and wire fea •j, and produces good crops. On this tract of land is a good com lortable dwelling house and and all liecessary out buildings such as 2 good barns, smoke house, spring house, granery, wagon shed, also .two empty houses. About 150 acres in good sod, includes meadows and farm fields, balance in good hard wood and about 30 acres of good spruce timber estimated to cut from 12 to 3.500 cords pulp wood. The timber alone is well worth the price of the place. This farm has on it three orchards all bearing trees, a fine sugar orchard of 500 trees. Last year the farm cut 20 stacks of hay. Seven never failing springs on...
HARDING SELECTED HIS CABINET OFFICERS [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 25 February 1921
HARDING SELECTED HIS CABINET OFFICERS PrMident-elect Harding Las reached a tentative decesion on every place in Lis cabinet and unless there are last minute changes, the official circle of the next administration will be composed of these men: Secretary of State —Chas. E. Hugh es, of New York, former governor of New York, justice of the supreme court and Republican nominee for the presidency in 1916. Secretary of the Treasury—Andrew W. Mellon, of Pennsylvania a banker and financier, member of a family reputed to be among the wealthiest in the country. Secretary of war—John W. Weeks, of Massachusetts, former United States senator and in 1916 a candidate for the presidential nomination. Attorney general—Harrl M. Daugh erty, of Ohio, who managed the preconvention campaign resulting in Mr. Hardings nomination. Postmaster general—Will H. Hays of Indiana, chairman of the Republican national committee. Secretary of the navy—Edwin Den by, of Michigan, a former member of congress who has ser...
How We Use the Unabridged Dictionary in Onr Schools [Newspaper Article] — The Recorder — 25 February 1921
How We Use the Unabridged Dictionary in Onr Schools Spelling 1« very important and pupils must have much practice In spelling both oral and written. But if one were able to spell correctly every word in the English language, but vere not able to use words correctly, of what use or worth would his ability to spell words correctly be to him? We. as teachers, I believe, do not give enough attention to having pupils define words and use them correctly in sentences. When I went to school my teacher gave out a list of 20 words each day and bad us write them and check up the errors and he graded ua accordingly but never were we required to define words and use them correctly in sentences. If something like this has been your practice just change for a week and see how surprised you will be at the children’s Inability to use words correctly. My written spelling class is mada up of the 6th and 7th grades with a few from the 4th and sth grades. You know grades over-lap in some studies and spe...