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About The Coquille Valley sentinel. (Coquille, Coos County, Or.) 19??-1917 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 2, 1917)
Most of Council’s Time
Tuesday Night Given To
That Subject -
Work Cut Out For Our
W hsa R. B. Murdock, C. E. Holing,
R. 8. Know!ton, W. T. Dement, and
E. E. Weekly wars out a t Salem last
week they secured the promise of lfr.
Scott to sand pa official down imra to
consult with our citisens as to ths
desirability of changing ths local
sehsdule to afford connection with the
United a t Marshfield.
A wire to Mr. Scott th a t each a
meeting had been relied for tomorrow
(Saturday) brought the reply, th at ha
G rading................... $ 162.75
Sldew alk................. 1,112.60
Sloping Banks........ 160.00
Filling and leveling 3-
foot strip betwoan
sldewalk and prop-
erty line, except on
Coulter Street ___
Total held back
A m t paid contra
tors to d a te .. .916,428¿ 2 .917,100.07
County A gricultural Agent ir L.
Smith has outlined • program for the
year's work he expects to handle that
promises to keep him quite busy. In
taking care of all the projects eon*
tem plated he will hare the assistance
of several extension experts, who will
a t different times be in the county
to give lectures, demonstrations and
conduct experiments. TMs list In
H. A. Chaplin, cheese specialist of
the U. S. Dairy Division, who will
give free service in helping with the
work of the Coos and Curry Chases
Ass*n. He will also aid in standardis
ing the products of the association.
Profs. -Graves, B arr and Pitta, of
0 . A C„ will aid In the work of im
proving the dairy herds of the county.
This includes the testing associations,
F at boga bava been tailing a t from increased
production and bettor
911-26 to $11.40 in Portland this week. breeding.
Profs. L. W. Power«, hand of the
drainage departm ent a t O. A. C.. J. E.
Larson, extension agronomist, and G.
R. Hyslop, professor of farm crops,
will devote considerable Vttention to
drainage, corn growing and potato
improvement projects. T
For the control of the mole and
digger squiyrsl posts, Prof. Theodore
Scheffer, of the Bureau of Biological
Survey, will give some interesting
demonstrations on the methods of
combating these pests.
Miss Anna M. Turley, who has bean
in the county several times, will ean-
CHAS. HALL .
IS THE MAN
for the Coquille
the improvement of this rond. . I
State Hlghway Engineer Lewis
said th st the $6,000 appropriated for
this highway could not ha divertod
front th at road but tn at about $2,000
m on would bu ruqairad to compléta
tiw survey. Ha did not indieate by
Ms position th at he waa as whole-
heartedly fur the Mtddle Fock road
for ecmplstad work will bo allowed
next Tuesday evening, unless objec
tions a r t filed.
A discussion of the extension that
should bo granted for the work to bo
done next summer by the company
resulted in its being postponed until
Monday night for a decision.
months was practically agreed on,
however, which would give the flit»
plenty of time to become permanently
settled after the spring rains. Mr.
As this was not a regular mooting
the reeding of the board of eenaon’
report on the picture, “Purity,” was
loft over until next Monday, many of
the mam berg desiring to adjourn.
Mr. Sanford again urged th at the
council should sta rt the preliminary
work on any improvements th at m ight
be contemplated for this summer, and
the ctiy engineer and street commit
tee are to bring in a report a t the
regular mooting of what streets they
think should bo improved. Those men
tioned so fa r are the two blocks on
P in t, from the Masvmc Hall to-Hall
street, Hall street, U street, from the
Sentinel one block north and Third
from Henry to the T bridge.
Things Seen i t Salem.
As to the appointment of a com
missioner on the Advisory State High
way Commission, they round ths bill
fathered by the governor giving him
the power to appoint one commis
sioner from each congressional dis
tric t practically sura to become o law,
and th at there would probably be no
nppointuent made to fill the vacancy
on the existing board.
Mr. Knowlton did not accompany
the Myrtle Point contingent to Port
land for a further interview with
General Passenger Agent John M.
Scott, believing th at all had been ac
complished a t Salem th at was poo*
Logging Train Ditched.
Another wreck of a ShUth-Powers
logging train occurred just beyond
the trestle near the Collier place
above town a t 2 o’clock Whines day
afternoon. It was an empty south-
hitting up a pretty rapid gait for the
distance from the point where the
first car loft the track to where It
wound up in the ditch was something
over 200 foot. W hat caused the ac
cident could not ho said positively,
but from the appearances it was eith
er a broken flange or eproodlng rails.
Five cars went in the ditch, three of
Myrtle Point-Eoesflurg 'highway,
Charles Hall Endorsed.
At the mooting of the Commercial
Club Wednesday evening R. S. Knowl
ton made a report of his trip to Sa
lem last weak, which was practically
the same as elsewhere chronicled.
It was agfood th at the club should
send telegraphic endorsement to Goq.
Withycombe of Chas. Hall, of Marah-
fleld, for a place on the State High
way Commission. This section of
Coos county had born supporting
Judge M antera, of Roeeburg, for the
Eugene and Roeeburg for the place
became so warm, Mr. Hall was sprung
as a compromise candidate.
soon the appointment will be made is
not known, but it is expected the bill
making provision for a now commis
sion will carry with an emergency
clause and go into effect immediately.
Bills w en allowed and wam&its
ordered drawn for the following ac
counts: W. H. Mansell, dnying,
$1.26; W estern Union, telegrams,
$4.68; R. 8. Knowlton, expenses of
trip to Salem, $28.10.
The next meeting is Wednesday,
February 7th, when the annual eiae-
tie nof officers will be held.
Next is th s cow tssting sssoris
»ion work, to which attention will bo
directed the entire year.
Corn growing is the third item, and
is one of the m ajor activities from
April to December. Testing of toed,
methods of planting and cultivation,
■election for seed and for the Corn
Show will come under th at heed.
Drainage is another major project
for the year which will receive a t
tention from May until September.
M1^. Smith expects to assist in es
tablishing grades for ditches and out
lets far private or community drain
The improvement of the potato
crop, preventing disease, cultural me
thods, hill selection for seed and Po
tato Show will receive his attention
for the root of the year.
Mole and digger squirrel will be on
the cards for three months—April,
The Corn and Potato Show referred
to above is to bo one of the biggest
events of this character over hold in
the state and will occur during Farm
er's Week nt O. A. C. next January.
Every section of the state will exhi
bit a t th at fair and Mr. Smith is de
sirous of getting things started at
once in the m atter of seed selection,
treating, etc. Ho especially asks all
who are interested in n fair of that
kind or in the improvement of the
potato and corn crops to communicate
with him a t ones.
From the outline Mr. Smith pre
sents, wo believe ho is planning for a
b u y your.
He May Lose An Eye.
Thursday morning Jam es Sander
son, n team ster employed a t John
L ush's logging camp, had the mis
fortune to seriously injure his loft
eye. Ho was falling a tros and in
wedging it n sliver of stool flow from
the wedge, which was crystallised
by the cold. The eyeball itself wae