The Granger News. (Granger, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 33, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 15, 1926 Page: 3 of 8
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THE GRANGER NEWS, GRANGER TEXAS July 15, 1926.
Public Speaking No 1.
By WESLEY PEACOCK. Ph B.
A young man may become a public
speaker if he wants to. Public speak-
ing is a fine art, though decadent
since the days of Demosthenes, the
greatest of Greek orators; and of
Cicero, the greatest of Roman orators,
who sway multitudes by their emo-
tional appeals through carefully pre-
pared and faultlessly delivered speech,
Contrary to popular opinion In our
own country today there are many
public speakers with oratorical powers
equal or superior to those of the an-
cients; so many, in fact, that; they do
not starid out as conspicuous in the
multitude. Take Bryan, for instance,
the greatest orator of this generation.
Never a Greek of a Roman could sur-
pass him in all the qualities of the
orator. President Wilson possessed
s. wider vocabularly and a purer dic-
tion, but no one would compare him
tc Bryan as an orator; if by oratory
is meant the power to move to action
the masses of the people by an em.-
And thit is the difference between
the wv:t< i and the orator. The wr't-
er uses words with an appeal to the
intellect, while the orator uses sedi-
ments with an appeal to the heart. A
great orator like a great lover, Is a
Every young man should study and
practice methods to become a good
speaker. Bacon said that study makes
a full man, while practice makes a
ready man. The preparation far
speechifying is ardous and contin-
uous, but the accomplishment is worth
the effort. Some men are able to
«xpress themselves fluently and in-
telligently before reaching their maj-
ority, while others do not acquire rh?
ability until thirty years old. The
occasions for speech making are mul-
tiplying. No young man can afforu
to ignore the claims of society to get
upon his feet and express himself
when called upon at school, at church,
at the club, or in public or private de-
bate. A frivolous, half hearted excuse
and refusal to respond to a call to
speak is compromising to him and em-
barrassing to his friends.
A few helps for public speaking
are suggested. Always be ready to
try to speak at any meeting, whether
at a card party, a debate, or a prayer
meeting. Never allow yourself to be
caught unawares, but pay attention
to the proceedings, to the speakers,
and the subject discussed, and when
the invitation offers, get up without
apology and say something. Always
try. That is half the battle.
Another article will offer further
suggestions and helps.
(Peacock News Service)
NEW SCHOOL FOR ELGIN
From Burr Oak (Mich,) Acorn
Local people boost your town; run
it up instead of down.
Boosting is the thing it needs If It
prospers and succeeds.
All its benefits are yours while your
dwelling here endures.
From purely selfish view, boosting
is the thing to do.
But there's still another side—that
of having civic pride.
Citizens must every one lend a hand
to get things done.
Never knock; it doesn't pay; boost-
ing is the better way.
Do not kick, but boost, instead;
that's the way to get ahead.
This is how to build your town. Talk
it up, never down.
FEASTING HIS EYES
Mrs. Corntassel, from the rural dis-
tricts, stopped her husband at the
city's busy corner.
"Hiram," she expostulated, "th' way
you stare at the limbs of these shame-
less city hussies is something scandal-
ous. On ewould think you'd never
seen legs afore."
"Well, Maria," drawled Mr. Corn-
tassel, "that's just what I was be-
ginning to think myself."—"Bottles."
A farmer walked into a country
store, accompanied by his wife ano
ten. children, and said to the clerk:
**I want to get the hull lot of e'm
fitted up in shos£." After two hours
of hard work, the clerk succeeded in
getting each one fitted, and was be-
ginning to make out the bill. "Oh,
don't bother about that," said the
farmer. "I dop't want to buy the
shoes. I just want to get the sizes,
so's I could order 'em from Shears,
STRICTLY WATER WAGONS
"Dey is o mighty good temperance
sermon in a freight train," says Uncle
Hose. "No matter how much de cars
dey gets loaded, da mgi«e wfaat cltoes
the work gets afc*g strietly on
Elgin, July 10.—Construction of a
new high school building at Elgin, or ■
which C. H. Page & Brothers of Aus-
tin are architects, will be started with- j
in the next few weeks. The Elgin '
school board closed the deal for about '
eight acres of land on North Main
street, just north of the Sons of Her- j
man property, and will erect there- '
on the new high school building. Con-
tract for the construction of the new
building will be awarded on July 14
at the Elgin National bank.
Plans drawn by the Page firm call
for a building complete in every de-
tail. The building will be two stories
high and will be equipped for the
teaching of bookkeeping, stenography,
vocational agriculture and domestic
science, all new departments in the
Elgin school system.
HERE AND THERE
MORE ELECTION FIGURES
ON GUBERNATORIAL PAST
THE LAW OF LIFE
The forty-two dollar per capita cir-
culation of money in America in-
cludes such moneys as are lying in
the vaults of banks, hoarded and in re-
serves. The amound actually in clr-^
culation daily serving the people as
a circulating medium is probably less
than ten dollars per capita.
Interesting Statistics on Vote for Gov-
ernor of Texas from 1845 to
A Naval Reserve consists of 675
acres of public land in Louisana, set
aside in 1820 for the live oak timber
upon it to be used for wooden naval
vessels, has been restored to the pub-
lic domain. Preference in entry is be-
ing given to war veterans.
No man can violate law and es-
cape. There comes a time when the
full penalty will be exacted. Some-
times justice may be deferred but
nevpr is it denied. Occasionally one
appears who for a time seems to dis-
prove this statement. But not for
long. Sooner or later—and more of-
ten, soon than late—justics upbinds
and the full penalty is exacted.
It matters not what form of law
is violated. The law of the physical
realm can no more be safely ignored
than can the civil or statute law. Nor
can the mental and the spiritual lay.
These things can not be set aside
without great hurt and ultimate dis-
The first and supreme law of life
is obedience. It is the greatest neces-
sity of existence. It is vital to lire
itself and without it there can be no
life. Obedience is the regulation of
living, the routine of progress, and
the order of development. Without It
there i» no growth, there can be no
development. Without it there is no
development, and progress changes
to decay. By it man spans the reaches
of infinity, and througjj it has clasp-
ed hands with God to be drawn into
eternity. Obedience is the key that
unlocks the door of opportunity which
opens unto the land of accomplish-
A man found sitfkness creeping over
his body. His eyesight became effect-
ed until at last he consulted a physi-
cian. After a most thorough exami-
nation the physician said:
"You are violating the laws of
health to satisfy your lust. Unless
you stop instantly you will lose your
:ight." But the man went on ignor-
ing the laws of physical order and
spent the last twenty years of his
life in blindness. He had not learned
obedience—which is life's first law.
A man was gifted with an unus-
ual mind. Training it to its full cap-
acityi he became a national figure.
In a fitter struggle he failed the pres.
idency of these United States by a
single vote. In the bitterness of de-
feat he disobeyed the law of orderly
thinking. He let thwarted ambitions
and selfish greed master sound judg-
ment. Aaron Burr was tried for
treason and died hated of the nation
that honored him. From a favorite
son he became the despised compan-
ion of Benedict Ainols and Judas Is-
There is nowhere a better example
of the consequences of disobedience
than Judas Iscariot. Called of the
Christ to be a man of the chosen
land; put( into the most trustworthy
position obtainable, the treasurer of
that land, he listenel to the tempting
voice of demands and followed the
despicable promptings of a heart of
avarice, sold his Divine Lord for a
handful of change.
Have you learned ths law of obe-
dience? Do you mind it well? This
is the outstanding feature of great-
ness—it has\, learned to dbey. It Is
the never failing sign of a man and
paltry nature that it never learns
obedience. Learn the lesson of obe-
dience and your success is certain;
fail in this vital issue and you cannot
escape destructon.—H. M. Lewis in
Boise City (Okla.) News.
Weaving was practised in China
more than a thousand years before It
was known in Europe. Many fine
specimens of the art are still in exis-
In the South Seas there is a little
fish about six inches long that leaves
the water to hunt insects and worms
on the beach.
The purchase of a collection of
manuscripts, maps and documents
which once belonged to Christopher
Columbus has been sanctioned by a
royal decree of the Spanish Govern-
ment. They were in possession of
the Duke of Veragua, a direct descen-
dent of Columbus.
A corked bottle thrown into the
Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Flor-
ida was picked up on the beach of Ire-
land, 4,000 miles away, ten months
A resident of Death Valley, Califor-
nia, as an experiment put a setting
of white leghorn eggs in a box in his
cellar last summer. He avers that
six chicks were hatched.
A Cincinnati man has sued the lo-
cal street car company for $5,000, al-
leging that he was bitten by a spider
while riding on one of the trolleys.
Tokyo experienced an average of
foureen earthquakes a day during
1925. The majoity of them
were minor disturbances.
Blackburn College of Carlinville,
Illinois has an endowment fund en-
abling it to offer to prepare young
men for the Presbyterian ministry
at a charge of $100 a year for board
room and tuition.
The 150th anniversary of the birth
of the United States Navy was cele-
brated at Marblehead, Mass achusetn,^
June 17-19, 1926.
The following is the vote received
by the various governors in the gen- j
eral election down to 1906 when the
Terrell election law was enacted:
1845 J. p. Henderson 7,852
1847 Geo. T. Wood 7,154
1849 P. H. Bell 10,313
1851 P. H. Bell 13,595 I
1853 E. M. Pease 13,(wi
1855 E. M. Pease 26,388 I
1857 H. R. Runnels 32,552 \
1859 Sam Houston 36,227
1861 F. R. Lubbock 21,884
1863 Pendleton Murrah 17,311
1866 J. W. Throckmorton 49,277
1869 E. J. Davis 39,901
1873 Richard Coke 85,549
1876 Richard Coke 150,581
1878 O. M. Roberts 158,933
1880 O. M. Roberts 166,101
1882 John Ireland 150,809
1884 John Ireland 212,234
1886 L. S. Ross 228,770
1888 L. S. Ross j 250,338
1890 J. S. Hogg 262,432
1892 J. S. Hogg 190,480
1894 C. A. Culberson 207,167
1896 C. A. Culberson 298,528
1898 J. D. Sayers 291,548
1900 J. D. Sayers 303,580
1902 S. W. T. Lanham 219,076
1904 S. W. T. Lanham 206,160
The following vote is that recetved
in the Democratic Primary:
1906 T. M. Campbell 90,348
M. M. Brooks 70,004
O. B. Colquitt 68,529
1908 T. M. Campbell 202,608
R. R. Williams 117,459
1910 O. B. Colquitt 146,520
Wm. Poindexter 79,711
R. V. Davidson 53,181
Cone Johnson 76,050
J. Marvin Jones 1,900
1912 O. B. Colquitt 218,812
Wm. F. Ramsey 177,18<J
1914 Jas. E. Ferguson 237,062
Thos. H. Ball 191,558
1916 Jas. E. Ferguson .240,5ci
Chas H. Morris 174,611
H. C. Marshall 6,731
1918 W. P. Hobby 401,473
Jas. E. Ferguson 217,012
1920 Pat M. Neff 149,8ih
Robt. E. Thompson 99,
Jos. W. Bailey 152,340
B. F. Looney 48,640
Pat M. Neff 264,079
Jos. W. Bailey 184,702
1922 Pat M. Neff 318,000
W. W. King 18,368
Fred S. Rogers i.,195,941
Harry T. Warner 57,617
1924 Ferguson i 246,208
rPr Felix Robertson 193,508
"What are you going to do?" she
asked meekly, as he slowed down the
"Kiss you," he boldly asserted.
"That's what I thought."
Then the brakeband caught fire.
"Now, Herbert," said the teacher,
"how many seasons are there?"
"Do you mean in the United
"Only two? Name them."
"Base ball and foot ball."
bTo Stop a Cough Quick
take" HAYES' HEALING HONEY. •
cough medicine which stop* the cough by
healing the Inflamed and irritated tissais
A box of GROVE'S O-PEN-TRATE
SALVE for Chest Colds, Head Colds and
Croup is enclosed with every bottle U
HAYES' HEALING HONEY. The seWe
should be rubbed on the chest and
of children suffering from a Cold or i
The heeling effect of Hare*' Haaiiud Hooey Is
•Ida the throat combined with the baaUs* effect«
Grave's O-Pen-Trate Salve throujh the para* af
the akin mod (tope a couth
Bot h remedies are packed In one carton and tfca
oost of the combined treatment U Jk
Just ask your druggist for HAYES*
EXTRA DE LUXE
"I hear Roxy lives in a selected
"Oh, very. It's two blocks to a bill-
Aunt—Ah! Amelia, you look very
pale. Tell me the truth. You have
been burning the mid-night oil.
Amelia (lately become engaged)—
Yes, aunt, but not very much. We
turned the lamp down very low.—
The Weekly Scotsman.
Tuberculosis proved fatal to fifty
per cent more men than women in
New Yoi*k from 1920 to 1925.
Gold is being mined in a marshy
i field near Cairo, Wales, on a site
I worked nearly 1,700 years ago by the
"Statistics," muttered the tired
man, "bore me beyond words. If all
the fellows who quote figures were
hanged it would take seven thousand
eight hundred acres of full-grown
trees to accommodate the ceremonial
"And," added the statistical chap,
"it would be necessary to use nineteen
thousand four hundred and sixty miles
Do you think it nealthy to keep
your hogs in the house?" a social In-
"Waal, I dunno," was the reply.
"But I been a-keepin' my hawgs there
for fourteen years and- I ain't never
lost one of 'eari yet..
Electric motors in the United States-
are doing work equhnafafl*. tm tftet at
On the celebration of Argentina's
Independence Day theprisons were op-
ened and every man given his liberty
for the day. When the festives were
over, the prisoners filed back in jail.
A German scientist has devised a
method which he claims will cure lep-
rosy. It consists of "freezing" the
diseased tissues with carbolic acid
Destrop the breeding places of mos-
quitoes and screen against the house-
hold pests. ,
Files Cured In o to 14 Day*
Druggists re hind money if PAZO OINTMENT fails
to cure Itching, Blind, Bleeding or Protruding
Pile*. Instantly relieves Itching Piles, and you
can get restful sleep after flrst application. 60c.
ATTENTION S. P. C. C.
Why take chances on injuring your
child on an electric washing machine
when the same results can be ob-
tained for less? (Wet Wash 5c lb.)
City Steam Laundry.—Ad in a Wyo-
Habitual constipation Cured
in 14 to 21 Days
"LAX-r'OS WITH PEPSIN" is a specially-
prepared Syrup Tonic-Laxative for Habitual
Constipation. It relieves promptly but
should be taken regularly for 14 to 21 days
to induce regular action. It Stimulates and
Regulates. Very Pleasant to Take. 60a
LITTLE BROTHERS FATE
Psllet: "Oh, mother, little brother
Mother Hen: "Dead! How did It
1 Pullet: "Why, while you were away,
the farmer's wife fried him for a min-
Mother Hen: "How sad! Bht we
should at least be glad that he enter-
ed the ministry."
The Quinine That Dees Not Alfect The Head
Because of Its tonic and laxative effect. LAXA-
TIVE BROMO QUININE (Tablets) can be taken
by anyone without causing nervousness or rintiina
in the head. E.W. GROVE'S signature on box. 30c.
Official figures of the United States
Government show that 119,568 men
and women in the armed forces or
the nation lost their lives as a result
of the World War. These included
36,815 killed in action; 13,536 who
died of wounds; and 68,941 who died
of diseases and other causes.
Roller skates are coming into fav-
or as means of conveyance in tlie
►West. It is possible to skate from
Vancouver, British Columbia, to TIa
Juana, Mexico, except for short de-
tours and scores of skaters carrying
shoulder packs are using this methoa
of locomotion. They can travel
many miles a day.
Signs You Can Believe In*
If your breath is bad and you
have spells of swimming in the
head, poor appetite, constipation
and a general no-account feeling,
it is a sign your liver is torpid.
; The one really dependable remedy
for all disorders in the liver, stom-
ach and bowels is Herbiae. It
acts powerfully on the liver,
strengthens digestion, purifies the
bowels and restores a fine feeling
of energy, vim and cheerfulness.
Price 60c. Sold by
Electrical and Radio Supplies
EDISON MAZDA LAMPS
Texas Lady Tells How She
Got Rid of Her Troubles.
"The first time I took Cardui, I
was in an awful bad way " says
Mrs. Ora Carlile, R. F. D. 5, Troup,
"1 was afflicted with awful
smothering spells. My mother had
some Caraui in the house that she
was taking, so she immediately be-
fan giving it to me. In a few days
got all right.
"'Last fall I got run-down in
health. I was weak and puny and
I began to sutler with ... I would
get so 1 could hardly walk. Having
taken Cardui before, I sent to the
store for a bottle of it.
"Almost from the first dose I
could feel the improvement. ... I
am much better now.
"Cardui has helped me a lot
and I am glad to recommend it. I
don't feel like the same woman I
was last fall.
"My appetite is good now, and
I'm sure it's Cardui that's made it
pick up, for in the fall 1 had no
relish for food at all, whilenow I'm
hungry for my meals."
A1 all drug stores. c-33
H. O. HALAMICEK
Office: Granger National Bank
N. L. TAYLOR
Office over Firat National Bank
WOOD & WOOD
Examination of Land Titles.
Deed Writing and Land Litigation •
Office over Farmers State Bank.
DR. C. C. FOSTER.
OFFICE CORNKR DRUG STORK
Phonks: Office. No. 8. Residence No'
Let Us Know Your Wants
Take without Fear as Told
in "Bayer" Package
Unless you see the "Bayer Cross™ on
package or on tablets you are not get-
ting the genuine Bayer Aspirin proved
safe by millions and prescribed by
physicians over twenty-five years for
Neuralgia Pain, Pain
Each unbroken "Bayer" package eon-
tains proven directions. Handy boxes of
twelve tablets cost few cents. Drug-
gists also sell bottles of 24 and 100.
When the tire of an automobile blew
out as it wts passing a pi stur-: in
Iowa, six mules ntampe ied, broke
through the fence and kicked the au.
tomobile full of holes.
A course in cooking is being offer-
ed to boys in a Michigan high school
special emphasis being laid on camp
There are more telephones in New
York City than in London, Paris,
Berlin, Brussels, Vienna and Rome
When Matro* Fsf® lay ha was
rergod i» retract tha story of his trav-
els tat Cathay. V* tftfatod* aayimc, "*
The Lower Rio Grande Valley is last coining into its own as the
largest preducsr of citrus fruits, winter vegetables, cotton and
other staple crops. We will gladly send you without cost an il-
lustrated booklet descriptive of this wonderful district.
C. W. STRAIN
Passenger Traffic Manager
GULF COAST LINES
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