Grants Pass daily courier. (Grants Pass, Or.) 1919-1931, March 11, 1919, Page PAGE TWO, Image 2

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    tlGB TWO
TIKHDAY, MAIM 11 II. 1010.-
Published Daily Except Sunday
A. VOORHIES, Pub. and Propr.
Xtntrd at Dostoffloe. Grants Pass,
- Or., aa second daaa mall matter.
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Uahed herein.
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TVESDAY, MARCH 11, 1919.
e Rain; fresh southerly winds.
Relative to the situation of west
ern metal mines a prominent pro
ducer says: "It would seem as
though the turn has come. There
has been some little business doing,
chiefly for March delievery, and sale
February 27th for instance amount
ed to probably 5,000,000 pounds.
Small, it is true, but encouraging.
"Manufacturers must realize that
at prevailing prices they are getting
copper below the cost of production."
The price of lead also seems to
have touched bottom and started up.
No one believes that an era of
industrial depression which would be
Indicated by wholesale closing down
of factories is about to set In. Much
of the present buying apathy is due
to lack of confidence in. the present
price level to a desire on the part
of merchants and distributors to
postpone purchases until- values be
come cheaper, but so far as western
metals are concerned the bottom
seem to have been reached.
Meantime the manufacturing cur
tailment that is now proceeding is
the best assurance that the markets
will not become glutted with goods.
The readjustment to a peace basis
seems to be working out slowly and
surely and satisfactorily and to be
reaching the point where greater ac
tivity might soon he reasonably expected.
might prove a blessing to mankind
in practice and we hope such a
league la formed and averts future
wars but whether or not such a
league la formed, American genius
will triumph and master the prob
lems ot the present aa It haa those
of the past, the threat of bolshevism
and future conflicts notwithstanding.
Mob disturbances will not daunt
us, nor will extraordinary burdens
abroad, although American brains
will be taxed during the great re
adjustment period. The dangers of
nutting our house in order are but
temporary the days of peace, pros
perity and progress are on the near
Americanism should stand tor optimism.
In Xorth Dakota the non-partisan
league proposed in each county an
official state-owned newspaper.
As an example of crooked thinking
consider this extracC from a com
munication to the Spokane Spokes
"North Dakota is going to own
and operate the press. Each county
will vote its own managers and have
full control of the county paper.
That means the people can do their
own thinking without depending on
the political kept press."
What else would that be but "po
litical kept press," run by politicians,
its news selfishly colored by politi
cians wanting to continue themselves
in office and power?
Probably the advocates of that
drfrk practice of the middle ages
think it would be progressive. In
truth and history it would be the
most reactionary step taken by the
American people since the founda
tion of this government. It would be
a reversion to political practices
adopted after the Invention of mov
able types and the printing preaa,
- when the English government "own
ed and operated the press."
London, Mar. 11. Thousands of
the British army who recently De
came so war weary that they openly
threatened mutiny unless they were
soon discharged, have turned about
face and are volunteering for the
new army, according to the military
authorities, who assert that they are
satisfied that there will be little dif
ficulty in securing the 900,000 men
who will do Great Britain's share in
safeguarding the peace ther allies
have won.
The causes said to have sent the
men flocking back to the colors are
the unexpectedly large war bonus of
fered to men who "take on" and! the'
acute industrial situation. The first
factor has been of prime importance
In the case of boys from 18 to 21
who have been two or more years
already In the army and who have
no trade to fall back npon in civilian
life. In the new army they will be
fed, clothed and sheltered and draw
a minimum ot about $5 a week ai
pocket money. They have quickly
awakened to the realization that
there Is no such prospect awaiting
them on a return to "clvies."
The industrial upheaval plays the
main part in the decision of the old
er men. in tne lirst rusn ior de
mobilization no man was permitted
to go who had not a definite offer
of employment. The government
did all" In its power to make certain
that such offers were bona-flde but
In spite of every precaution thou
sands of men got their release on
bogus papers. These men soon found
themselves in an unenviable position.
They could not get work and they
faced some very uncomfortable in
quiries if they applied for the out-of-work
pay provided for those who
are idle through no fault of their
own. The recruiting sergeant was
an easy road out of their troubles,
and that . astute individual, who
draws a bonus for each recruit, was
not blind to his opportunities.
Despite the demand from organlz
' ed labor -for higher wages and the
reluctance of commodities to drop;
despite the threat of bolshevism,
this la no time for pessimism. The
needs of the hour are vision and
courage, faith in the United States
de Triemphe, Le Louvre, Place dela
Republlque, and Place de Concord,
etc., etc. Also visited the church
that was hit by the German "Big
Bertha." Thla church, the St. Ger
main, Is a cathedral, nearly as 1m
posing as the Notre Dame, was
struck near the roof and a hole
some 20 feet in diameter was caved
in on the worshiping congregation
Fifty or more were killed outright
and some 200 badly Injured. - Most
of the casualties were from the tall
lng masonry. We were fortunate
enough to be able to go to the root
of the place and aaw all that was to
be seen. It waa here that the Swiss
minister was killed.
Had a very interesting experience
while in Paris that shows how small
the world is after all. One night
my roommate suggested that we
try a small eating place in the rear
ot a wine room that had been sug
gested to us as a very good place to
get a meal. We found a room filled
with tobacco amoke where were
seated a number ot French soldiers
and others drinking -wine and con
versing in a language little under
stood. (Our two or three months ot
French has not made us proflclen
In the language.) A woman with a
babe in arms was serving the pa
trons. I hardly knew what kind of
a den I was getting Into but decided
to see it through. . As I was taking
a seat my roommate . spoke my
name when some one from another
table echoed "Gllkey," . you don'i
happen to be the Gllkey from Mon
tesano. Wash., who was in the bank
I found it to be a man by the name
of Taylor, formerly county treasurer,
whom I had known more than 20
years ago.
On New Years day .a party of "Y"
men decided to visit Chateau Thierry,
the first real battle where the Amer
ican boys turned the Hun from fac
ing Paris to facing the German bor
der and then kept them going till
the armistice was signed. On our
way out there a Frenchman who
was thoroughly familiar with the
country advised my friends and I to
go on to Rhelms and see that great
city that was under bombardment
for four years. Permits, w6re not
being granted to visit this place but
we took a chance and the two of us
went on and met with no obstacle.
We were certainly repaid for our ef
fort for we saw the effects of the war
in all its horror and destruction. This
city was in the hands of the Hun
for 11 days, then they were driven
out, but from their vantage points
continued to bomb the place till
peace came. Not a bouse in tne
whole city but Is in ruins. The great
cathedral still shows the beauty of
its architecture and grandeure, but Is
beyond repair. It stands as a monu
ment of Hun "Cussedness."
We visited the battlefields and
trenches both of the French and the
Hun and saw the home Of the "coo
tie and the rats." How men lived
In the mud and filth for weeks at a
My business at the present Is act
ing as cashier tor the 37th division
of the Y. M. C. A, Our area covers
55 towns and some 80,000 soldiers.
My office hours are from the first
call in the morning till the last strag
gler leavea at night, usually from
8:S0 until about 10 at ntght. Then
I have my reports to make up and
count the French money. Often I
have more than an apple box full of
local currency, In denominations ot
50 centloins to one and two francs
each. The stuff Is' printed on the
poorest kjnd ot paper and Is always
In a filthy and mutilated condition.
It la a work that has to he done so
am content. In addition to those
duties I have a class of young man
to whom I speak on commercial law
and business accounting. In the
class are some lawyers, bankers,
bookkeepers and engineers, so you
sea I have to "watch my step."
If there is anything lu this com
munication that you think worth
giving the publto will try again at
some future date.
12 Rue 'Aguesseau,
Paris, France,
Care ot Y. M. C. A.
Five Dollars Reward-
Five dollars reward will be paid
for the arrest and conviction, ot any
one stealing the Dally Couriers from
residences or mall boxes.
The Wardrobe
We Call For and Deliver
Continued from Page One.
and faith Jn ourselves. The league
of nation look-fine in theory and Effel tower. Napoleon's tomb, Vkro
he returns home. He had been in
the hospital and become . separated
from bis organization. He Is now lo
cated at St. Nazalre on the coast.
While In Paris I visited many
places of Interest and improved my
ten days to the best possible advant
age. Herbert and I visited Versall
Us among the other places of inter
est. Wish I might have the time
and space to tell you of the many In
teresting things seen, ' Interesting
from an historical as well as from
architectural point. Among the
places visited were the Notre Dame,
time Is beyond understanding. There J
seems to be harbed wire enough In i
the entanglements to fence the state j
of Oregon, and then have enough to
patch up all the broken "Fords" of
the country. I wanted to pick np
some of the hand grenades for sou
venirs but was forbidden to do so
on account of the danger of handling
As far as the eye could see 'the
landscape was marred with trench
and shell pits. We saw no less than
15 or 20 small villages as we road
np the valley that -had been des
troyed by the Germans. The little
crosses everywhere told the story ot
the real sacrifice .made for France
and the freedom of the world.
Sometimes I am inclined to express
my views of the effect of the war on
his country and more especially on
our own boys, but on second t'iou?bt
I think there has been too much of
half baked Judgment passed already
so will withhold my opinion till I
have been here longer and bad more
opportunity to make impartial observations.
uaranTEEQ TO SATiar
Yo'tar Nose Iows
All smoking tobaccos
use some flavoring. The
Encyclopaedia Britan
nica says about the man
ufacture of smoking to-
thing as a flavoring al
ways makes that thing
still more enjoyable.
That is why a dash of
chocolate, added to the
bacco, "...on the Continent 'most carefully selected
and in America certain . and properly aged bur-
ley tobacco, makes
Tuxedo more enjoyable
" Your Nose Knows.9
are employed
...the use of the 'sauces'
is to improve the flavour
and burning qualities of
the leaves." Tuxedo uses
chocolate- the purest,
most wholesome and de
licious of all flavorings!
Everybody likes choc
olatewe all know that
chocolate added to any
Try ThU Te.t: Rub a little
Tuxedo briskly in the palm of
your hand to bring out its full
aroma. Then smell it deep
its delicious, pure fragtance
will convince you. Try thia
test , with any other tobacco
and we will let Tuxedo stand
or fall on your judgment
"Your Nose Know"
Have you tried Tuxedo in the New Tea Foil
Package? It haa many ad vantages Hand
ier fit the pocket No digging the tobacco
out with the fingers. Keeps the pure fra
grance of Tuxedo to the last pipeful. Not
quite as much tobacco as in the tin, but 1 Oc.
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