Gleaner (17 May 1906) #2
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----Source: Greenwood Gleaner; 17 May 1906
Our Old Neighbors
We notice in the Sunday Minneapolis Journal that Greenwood’s former principal, Aaron Heyward, has recently been elected president of the tri-counties teacher’s association for Pembina, Walsh and Grand Forks counties, N.D., and a good likeness of Mr. Heyward appears with the account. He is still at Cavalier, whence he went from Greenwood.
In a recent copy of the Minot, N. D. Daily Optic we note that G. J. Smith of La Follette is a Republican candidate for the house of representatives of that state. A good likeness is also published in the same issue. A while back he was running for clerk of the circuit court in his home county, Ward, but evidently a larger bee nestled in his bonnet since his first announcement. Here are best wishes. The North Dakotans can give George credit from the start of being a persistent, hard worker.
Wenatchee, Wash., May 10, 1906. Mr. J. E. Noyes, Editor, Greenwood, Wis., Dear Sir: Having read in a couple of numbers back, the account of the life of the Greenwood Band it occurred to me that the writer had forgotten one of the most important things that lasts in my memory. It was the Sunday we all went over to the old mills acrossed the river to practice on the first six numbers on our lessons. We would start on a number with its whole notes and drawl them out as long as our breaths would last. Then on the halves, quarters, etc. until we got to old number 6 where there was a sort of a melody and there we thought we were playing Poet & Peasant, Country Club Waltzes, Anvil Polka or some such standard selection. And the way we swelled out was a caution. Some left occasionally and then some one else until two or three were alone who kept on as if the whole bunch were playing. The last were Claire Hunt, Herb White and Hix Mead and when I got to the bridge I could hear them still playing over and over again old number 6.
An eastern "tenderfoot" in the person of O. H. Baird arrived here last week from Greenwood all covered with dust and tired out with the journey. Will Smith thought he would initiate him before he got rested so the next morning he got him astride of a Cayouse and took him up in the mountains for an outing. They were gone all day having been in the saddle continuously and when Hastings got here he said he never felt better and so young for many years and was not a bit tired. The next forenoon he came down to the office about ten o’clock taking steps about six inches long and groaning at every stride. That is nearly all there is to it but if you want to know how he felt just ask him. Since then he has learned quite a bit and yesterday he went to drive a sawmill on a 4,000 foot elevation. We won’t let him go back until he is a full fledged Westerner. Yours truly, Smith H. Miller
CURING BRAIN BY PROXY.
New Balance of Seat of Reason Can Be Restored.
With the surroundings of the brain proper there have been remarkable surgical achievements; some of them in operations performed half a body’s length from the disturbed organ. Between the brain proper and its lining is a shallow sea of fluid which extends all the way down the hollow inside of the spine, around the spinal cord. If this fluid becomes deranged or compressed the brain is affected. Now, in one part of the head this liquid substance constitutes a little spirit level, like a carpenter’s level, which serves to keep the human machine properly balanced. Sometimes the fluid in this level increases beyond the normal capacity. Then the patient is annoyed by constant ringing in the ears and presently becomes subject to severe and dangerous vertigo. This is because the unconscious sense of balance is disturbed. A few years ago the medical faculty were at a loss for a cure. Now they know that the brain fluids may be controlled from the spine. So they tap the victim of the deranged spirit level near the base of the spine, draw off the surplus fluid and send him on his way, relieved, balanced and rejoicing. This lumbar tapping is of inestimable value in the diagnosing of meningitis, abscesses and other cerebral diseases; the examination of the fluid drawn from the spine, in fact, affording diagnosis for all brain diseases other than the purely nervous affections. - McClure’s Magazine.
NEW FIELD FOR YOUNG WOMEN
Comparatively Short Course Makes Trained Attendants of Them.
The young man in chambers and the young woman in her tiny flat are subject to ailments like the rest of mankind, says a writer in Leslie’s Weekly. They are very likely living alone, without relatives or near friends to help them, and they cannot afford to either house a professional nurse or to pay her price. Many of these, with a natural shrinking from a hospital, are grateful for the services of a trained attendant who lives in her own place and attends by the day or week.
This comparatively new profession opens up a large and, so far, uncrowded field for the young woman whom nature has not endowed with a special talent for anything else, and who needs must become a servant, a she?? girls and young women an opportune?? her own living. To give this class of girls and young women an opportunity, and also to supply the demand for trained attendants in homes of both rich and poor, training schools have been established in several large cities under the auspices of the Young Women’s Christian Association. The original school of this nature is in Boston, the largest and most efficient in Manhattan, with an auxiliary in Brooklyn.
For Self Supporting Students.
Secretary E. F. Riley of the regents of the University of Wisconsin has just published a pamphlet descriptive of ways and means employed by self-supporting students in earning their way through the university. The pamphlet, which was prepared by a student of the university who investigated the subject recently, gives a complete summary of the opportunities for obtaining work by students who desire to support themselves during their university course, and is intended for distribution to prospective students interested in the subject. The statistics given in the pamphlet show that the number of supporting students at the University of Wisconsin is larger than ever before, and that the demand for student help by the citizens of Madison has often exceeded the supply.
M. E. Announcements.
Services in the M. E. Churches May 20, Longwood at 10:45 a. m., Hemlock at 2:00 p. m., Greenwood at 8:00 in the evening. We invite all to be present. - C. O. Presnall, Pastor.
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