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About The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 16, 1925)
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Resorts Good Roads
SALEM, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 16, 1925
SCENES IN THE OREGON CAVES, THE
A UNDERGROUND WONDERUAND OF OREGON
4D7.7 MILES LONG
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A trip through the Oregon Cares
with Guide Harold Isham, Willam
ette university Btadent-By Ralph
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The Oregon j Cares, the marble
'halls of Oregon,, are very t truly
named the -underground wonder
land of Oregon. Not until one has
actually -visited these wonderful
caves jean he realize their grand
eur. The two hours and one-half
seems hut a few moments spent in
the cavern which extends3300 feet
into the mountain attdljL 6 00 feet
Harold Isham Is a -remarkable
guide and the enjoyment- of our
party jin making the trip through
the caves on Monday, August 10,
was increased by his careful ex
planations, his stories and hi
Jokes. His "line" Is good.
Thef Oregon Caves are located in
the Siskiyou, National forest, in
Josephine county, southern Oregon
4 9 miles southwest of Grants Pass,
275 miles south of Saletrt." ! They
were discovered iii '1874'by Elijah
c Davidson. The formation is blue
marble. 93 per cent liine,' Tpef
cent silicate, "the ledge of mar
ble in! which the cave is located
is 40 imiles long and h 800 feet
thick, r . . .
On entering the taves our guide
I told , us of howj they were discov
ered and showed us where a large
bear had ; been killed by the dis
coverer. - His descriptions of other
points Spf interest were as follows:
Satan's Cradle where he 'rocks all
little devils he makes, soup for.
The one-eyed catawampus. A rub
ber was shown us lying on a ledge.
; "Here we see only the rubber shoe
of the old lady that was lost three
days ago" explained our guide.
Fat ladies misery and fat man's
j grief. i The bottomless ' pit 90
feet deep. The Jaw bone of the
-i' whale ithat Jonah swallowed. Sa
tan in bed with his toes sticking
up. Niagara Falls from the Amer
ican side because it was dry.
Cave nursery where all small cave
children up to the age of one re
ceive a warm lunch at all hours.
The grave yard, so named because
it used to be necessary to crawl
and wfggle all : the ; way np to this
rsoom and always two or three who
were nearly dead. The Atlantic
ocean-f-snip wreck out of sight
around; the bend. " Ghost room -rock
ready to drop widow maker
or mother-in-law maker' drops
every thirty days. ' -
Here in the ghost chamber 3300
feet in the mountain' and l&uO
feet beJow the surface our guide
had all lights: extinguished and
called if or ghost stories. Z It', was
totally fdark. After all parts had
been vjsited the guide called for
One of the Cabins at
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Above at lert, some or tlie steel
that Grand Column, next below.
ment guides, and Swiss Clialet at
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A" group of guides at the
volunteers to lead the party out
of the cave. Everyone thought
tha would be easy and the writer
consented to do so. He didn't get
very far, however, before he will
ingly turned his job back to the
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Ia our. party which numbered
16 twere ? people from Portland.
the "Oregon Caves Resort
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ladders inside the caverns, at right,
Petrified Gardens, staff of govern
the Marble Halls entrance.
Entrance of the Caves
Salem. Los Angeles, Massachusetts
DIRECTORY OF FOR3IATIOXS
. ' IN OREGON CARXS
The special points of interest in
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Kiddies Cabin, where children
With New Improved Models
Price Reductions '
Enhanced beauty, more power
and substantial mechanical better
ments in face of a drastic reduc
tion in prices of the Oldsmobile
Six were announced today by the
Olds Moior Works. Lansing. Mich.
The latest Oldemobile has low,
racy lines and is finished in two
color Duco. Distinct Individuali
ty is expressed In its appearance,
due to well proportioned lines and
harmonious color combinations.
Price reductions on some models
are as great as $260 a car.
A wide panel formed by mold
ings separates the two colors and
runs around the body back of the
cowl. The lower molding is con
tinued forward to the radiator
shell. This paneling not only in
creases the beauty of the body but
also emphasixes the long, low
lines of the car. The 'fenders
have been deepened, this also ad
ding to the beauty of the assem
bly. The touring and sport touring
Am finished in two-tone Duco. Be
low the molding, which ' runs
around the car to both sides of
the radiator shell, the color is an
attractive shade of Russian brown.
Above the molding the shading is
moleskin gray, which forms a
panel strip along the sides of the
car and a saddle over the top of
the hood. Red striping Just an
der the molding, on the louvers
and on the epokes of the wheels'
forms a pleasing contrast. Both
the touring and sport touring
cars are upholstered in genuine
grey Spanish leather. .
The coach and deluxe coach
are linisnea in uucKing grey
Duco. There is a double mold
ing, the lower beading extending
out to the radiator shell. Fine
green striping sets off the panel
formed by this molding, as well
as the hood : louvers ana wneei
spokes. The finish above the up
per, molding is black Dnco. The
upholstery is a neutral shade of
heavy cord plush.
The sedan and deluxe sedan
have an attractive aquamarine
blue finish with white striping to
set off the papel, hood louvers and
wheel spokes. These, also, have
a double molding, and are finish
ed in black Duco above the panel
thus formed. ' Heavy cord plueh
is used for the upholstery. These
models have an instrument board
The deluxe or sport models are
fully equipped with disc steel
wheels, trunk rack, black enam
eled trunk, luggage rails, bump
ers, kick plates, motometer, rear
vifcion mirror, snubbers all around
and spot light. ' The sport tour
ing has windshield wings and nat
ural wood wheels are optional.
Adoption of 21 Inch balloon
tire wheels wood for standard
and disc steel for deluxe and
sport models and changes in the
springs, and spring shackles have
resulted in bringing the bodies
closer to the ground, adding to
beauty and riding comfort. ! The
overall length of the coach body
has been increased. Thi3 makes
the. coach even more roomy than
formerly. Doors of both coaches
and sedans have been widened.
Clutch pedal' press are has been
reduced, which together with
lengthened gear shift lever, makes
gear shifting very easy and pro
duces smooth power application.
Several refinements in the pow
er plant have served to increase
the power of the Oldsmobile six
cylinder engine, at the same time
increasing its pcond'my "of opera
tion. A new type of light cast
Iron piston is now used, with two
compression rings and . one oil
regulating ring. This installation
incorporates the newest features
of automobile engine lubrication
The Inlet valves have leenfn'
Urged, ',' the' valve life increased
and the cams given a improved
contour, all resulting in smooth
er operation and greater power.
One of the major refinements
in the power plant is the use of
silent chain drive instead of gears
for the operation of the cam
play while parents are in caVe
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shaft and generator. This change
results in very quiet engine oper
ation. The Carter carburetor is
now used, giving greatly increased
power throughout the entire driv
ing range, especially in quick ac
celeration from low speeds.
Additional strength has been
given: the frame by the use of a
tubular front cross member in
stead of one of pressed steel. Sev
eral other mechanical changes
have been made to increase the
strength and stamina of the chas
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The many advancements found
in the latest Oldsmobile which
give additional beauty, comfort
and : mechanical performance.
combined with a sharp price re
duction,' are illustrative of the
constant and exhaustive research
work being done by progressive
automobile companies to improve
their product. They also show
why the automobile today is lower
priced, in comparison with the
purchasing power of the 1925 dol
lar, than any other kind of merch
It was only through the instal
lation of the latest time and la
bor-saving manufacturing meth
ods, many of which were devised
by Oldsmobile engineers, together
with Increased output, that this
latest Oldsmobile was made possi
ble nt the new low prices.'
THE FORDSON" HLMED
Among ; the latest films to be
produced by the Photographic de
partment is a 4-reel feature, "The
The first three reels are titled
tion," "Lumbering," and explain
respectively the important parts
played by the Fordson In these ac
tivities. The fourth reel, which Is
not yet named, carries scenes
showing the ' versatility and the
amazing -capacity for delivering re
sults under any circumstances.
which are earning for the Fordson
a commanding' 'position 'in the
-and 900,000 other
-are safe in
-into my store!
-no Net Here,
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The Oldsmobile Six Sedan
New Harley-Davidson Is Announced With
Many New Improvements on Display Here
Sixteen New Improvements
.'" ' Have Called to
The first shipment of 1926 1
Harley-Davidsons . arrived last
week at the show room of Harry
W. Scott, 147 South Commercial
street and are now on display.
Sixteen new improvements have
been provided by the engineers of
the Harley-Davidson factory on the
motors and sidecars. These are
bringing much praise from motor
cycle riders and enthusiasts that
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Big wide front, rear and side
car mudguards, measuring 7 '4
inches, add much to the appear
ance of the machine as well as of
fering more protection to the rid
er. A convenient switch panel has
been added, located Just back of
the steering post within easy
reach of the rider. One-hundred
per cent Increase battery capacity
is another big feature, giving now
MARRY. W. -SeOTT
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Have Been Provided Many
See Tew Model
22 amper hour capacity, also using
a new design battery box making
it easier to refill with water and
inspect. New actuating mechan
ism on the clutch makes for eas
ier operation. Generator capacity
greatly Increased, with armature
wound with heavier wire and
brushes much larger. The-spokes
and nipples are now made rust-
Proo br Peclal Pting process.
Balloon tires are now standard
equipment on all models.
Since guards of new design were
installed on 72 wood shapers at the
Iron Mountain plant, not a single
accident has occurred on these ma
Great Britain is In worse shape
than We realize. A news dispatch
says the aristocracy over there has
the Ukelele craze.
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Come and sec it you enthusiasts who
know the motorcycling joys that only
a Harley'Davidson can give; find you
, who envy them!
Come and sec ztl-J-for here's the latest and
best' model of all the 1926 Big Twin,
with 16 improvements, more comfort,'
economy and "class" than ever.
Come and sec ir, - let us show you the
new wide'fenders, balloon tkes, switch
panelj and all the other new features.
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Come and sec it and then ro but with
us for a wonderful free ride over the
Thrill Trail 4- a demonstration 'with
a real "kick'Mnit ! '
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"The Cycle Man''
3. COMMERCIAL. STREET
When Present - Contracts
Are Completed H'ghway
Will Still Be 27.5 Per
Cent Unimproved -
When all contracts which have
been awarded for the new Roose
velt Highway aloof taa Oregon
coast are completed, the" statu
will be as follows. Figures com
piled by the State Highway" De
partment. Total distance from
Astoria to California border.
407.7 tnile. -
Paved. 89. C miles, 14. ; sur
faced. 165.4 miles, 4Q.t; grad
ed but not surfaced.' 70.4 miles.
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Completion of the contract
now under way win leave 112.x
miles to' be graded - and 182.7
miles to be surfaced. In addition
to the construction of several
large bridges. It is estimated
that additional expenditures to
the amount of approximately $6,-
COO.000 will be required tor this
work. The figures given do sot
include the costs of bridges across
the Taqulna Bay, Alsea Bay.
Sluslaw River. Umpqua River,
Coos Bay or Rogue River, which
waterways are now being crossed
Total expenditures. Including
state, federal and county coopera
tion from 1917 to the end of
1924 on state and forest projects
amounted to $S.035,000. In addi
tion, some of the counties made
expenditures under their own ru- .
perrislon, possibly amounting to
as much as $500,000, of which
the highway department has no
exact' record. " " " "'
Contracts awarded during the
present year hare amounted to a
total estimate cost of $2,250,000,
covering C0.C miles of grading.
28.6 miles of surfacing, 2$ in Ilea
of resurfacing, and several bridg
es. Expenditures of $530,000
have been made to date' of July
31. 1925, leaving an estimated
balance of $2,455,000 to complete
the work now under way.
Following Is a complete report
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