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GRANTS PAM DAXLT OOCR1EB
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tfifflS PASS 10 COURIER
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TUES1AY, AVGVST ,
OREGON WEATHER 4
f Tonight and Wednesday, fair; -
warmer Wednesday, except near
f roast. Gentle weaterly winds.
THB TELTj-TALE FILM
Movie actors had better toe careful
-hat they say before the camera.
Not that the camera cares, but It
may tell tales.
J. Somewhat of a scandal has been,
taused in England by the discovery
that a "Pilgrim's Progress" film Is
full of profanity.
There had been previously much
' criticism of the strong language
characterizing many American, pro
ductions, based on the frequent oc
currence of profane phrases plainly
printed on the films. But nobody
suspected the depravity concealed In
Chat pious version of the Heavenly
Pilgrim, until it was shown to the
Inmates of a deaf-mute Institution.
They could read the lips of the ac
tors, and what they read on the lips
of the man portraying the part of
"Talkative" filled that asylum with
excitement and Indignation.
It developed that the actor in
question, who was told to converse
' freely during -the filming, in order
to make the picture life-like, became
exasperated over something or oth
er, and filled the place with lurid !
and picturesque profranity, all of
which the camera unfailingly treas
ured tip for subsequent revelation.
Movie patrons as well as actors
may derive a' lesson from this sad
tale. Dont be too Sure-that the
lero Is murmuring words of love or
that the heroine is conversing like a
perfect lady. Learn to read lips,
and see what they're really saying.
It may shatter some fond illusions,
but it will add' a new element ot in
terest to the movie shows.
Palm Olive Special
KINNEY & TRUAX GROCERY
Quality and Service
States. He puts the case of the
league with unusual clearness and
"The covenant ot the league is
very imperfect." he says, "but -It Is
the end of war. I wish it could haVe
been better. But I will vote for It
in order to amend it later.
"If we begin by rejecting It, there
is no use speaking ot amending it.
Tliis would be destroying all- the
preparations of peace and starting
another war. We could not, in
France, endure this idea'. We have
suffered too much."
Speaking for his own senate, he
says: "We are bound to ratify It.
Otherwise, what is the consequence?
Another conference? How long
would that take? How many dis
cussions? Another treaty with
what assurance that the people
would accept It? There is already
too much revolution, anarchy and
bolshevtsm. ' We must finish the Job
CAMPERS HAVE GREAT
An eastern writer says those who
are shouting for Immediate, drastic
action against Mexico might do well
to ponder on the question whether,
having Just emerged from one war,
we want to get Into another right
away. Good advice, yet the Greasers
should be made to respect those Am
ericans living along the border.
If the 600.400 railway employes
are going to strike for the purpose
of bringing down the high cost o
living, let them make haste and the
public will be with them; but If all
they want is another raise In wages.
their action will merely cause more
unrest ajid general dlssatlafar-tlon.
Apparently the profiteers and
trusts have a strangle hold on the
public. The president and. congress
now have en opportunity to show
what they can do.
XOT A JOKE
Obviously, Homer S. Cummings,
chairman of the democratic national
committee, mifta.1tes the temper of
the American people when he pooh
poohs the investigation, of spruce
production in the Pacific Northwest.
It Is part and parcel of the most dis
graceful failure in this nation's war
preparedness, from top to bottom, is
a stench in the nostrils of 'America.
At the end of one and one-half years
of preparation, and at the time the
armistice was signed, the war de
partment had delivered exactly 1 4
fighting planes in France.
The people have not forgotten that
bo denial, official or unofficial, has
ever been made to the charges that
nearly $1,000,000,000 was absolute
ly wasted. , Ot course, the old hog
tied congress did not wish to press
an investigation which was certain
to discredit the war administration.
The present congress is under no re
straint. Mr. Cummings in his parti
san zeaj forgets that the people who
must pay for the squandered 1ilHon,
have the right to know the truth,
however humiliating it may fee.
Mr. and .Mrs. A. 11. Cornell, accom
panied by Percy Scovlll, Kinmelt
Hoffman, John Tandy. Miss Hob
Hawks, W. C. Sfhuppell and Miss
Kclna Cornell, started on a hike for
Che famous Oregon 'uvea, leaving
Caves Camp at S a. ni. Sunday and
arriving at the Caves at 12 o'clock.
After lunch and a ttwKlrest they
were taken in the caves at 1 p. m.
by Guide iRowley, who gave them a.1
splendid sight-seeing trip for three
On the return trip the iwrty left
the Caves at 4:10 p. m. and arrived
at Caves Camp at 8:30 p. m. Every
one came in with flying colors, but
more or lees tired.
Mr. Cornell says he "Um 'been in
about all the ca.miw that Josephine
county, possesses, but asserts that
Cave Camp is the best yet.
Mr. Schuppell Is agency supervisor
of the Oregon IJfe Insurance com
pany and has much to say regarding
the most unusual forest tra3l from
Caves Camp to the Caves and 'the
Caves themselves. He has explored
the famous Mammoth Cave but says
it is nothing compared to the Oregon
Caves and is astonished to know that
Josephine county Is not canhlntf In
on this scenic wonder.
The party returned to Grants Pass
with the exception of Miss Hawk'es
and Miss Cornell, who are continu
ing the camping trip through the
1918, they gave an old faahlonod
spinning party at d rants iPasa. at the
time of the rummii sale, to InOp
raise money. The spinner were
dressed iu old time rnwiiN, mid tor
five cents showed the younger gtn
erutlou how to nick, card und spin.
Twenty three dollars was ralrt In
tills novel fashion. The wool used
at this party was found to he enough
tor a sweater. This sweater was
knit by 4he Indies belonging to the
Williams branch and sent to Ffajice
to Sgt. Eugene Morrison, the only
boy from Williams who had no moth
er." Josephine County, Oregon,
Chapter, Mary I. Canity, Historian.
Another Shipment of
Big Bens and Baby Bens
BARNES. The Jeweler
8. P. Time Inspector
Next 4our First National lUnk
Aug. 11-29 Josephine "unty
teachers' training school.
Aug. 23. Saturday Civil service ex
amlnatlon for postoft.ee clerk-carrier
postponed from July 12.
DESPITE GRADING AND PAVING
(Continued from Pane One)
This Is buyers' Week at Portland.
Are you going?
FLKET AT SAX IIFiO
San Diego. Aug. 6. The Pacific
fleet Is to anchor outside the harbor
at daybreak tomorrow.'
Legal Blanks at the Courier.
"WHERE THERE'S A
WILL THERE'S A WAY"
The following notice appeared In
the last Issue of the 'Red Cross Bul
letin, issued at Seattle; and speaks
highly of the efficient work of the
Red Cross members ot this county:
"Williams (branch found yarn for
knitting hard to get, so they decid
ed to make their own. They bought
five fleeces, or 34',4 pounds Of Wool,
and went to work. The wool was
washed, dried, picked and carded.
Three old spinning wheels were
brought down from the attics and
the rolls spun into yarn. The yarn
was then colored and knit In to,. 6
sweaters, 6 pair of wristlets, 8 hel
mets and 1 - scarf On March 16,
PHONE 160 .
C. . GilKison
FKKXCH VI F.W OK TH H I.KAGI K
There Is a current Impression
Wat the (French do 'not 'take much
stock in the league of nations.
Whether or not this is true of the
nation in general, it is certainly not
true of Baron d'Estournelles de Con
etant, member of the French senate,
who is now touring the United
When you 're hot and thirsty -say
At any place where soft beverages are sold.
Bottled In 3 sixes
THE HENRY WEINHARD PLANT
BnttlrrM and DUtributort, PORTLAND, OREGON
Rogue River at Mock Point, ure on
the ground and assembling equip
ment. The hrlrtue will oost $46,725.
Proceeding northward. Commis
sioner Rooth and Engineer Ntinn ex
amined the Swcton mountain sec
tion.. Here is 7.6 miles of grading,
to east $123,055. The present grade
Is steep and the road winding. A
new location has 'been made on the
mountain side and the contractor.
J. E. Hildeburn, has his ramps es
tablished and the clearing has com
menced. This will evidently be the lust sec
tion of the Pacific highway to be
paved. The grading will prohnhly j
not be finished bforo next year, and
the fills will h'ave to lay ovor a year ,
before the commission will order the '
section paved. j
Between Wolf Creek and Crave !
creek. 4.9 miles contracted for pav-i
Ing. the Warren Construction com-,
pinjy. whose bid was $10!.52ft, has,
rocked most of the distance and fully-'
two miles are ready for the "hot j
stuff" surface. On the entire high
way this section Is one which will
probably give the state highway com-!
mission the most concern. The rea
son for this is that the grade is nar-;
row anil will le paved to the stand
ard width. (As a result there is prac
tically no room for shoulders on the
outside curve and little less for
shoulder on the Inside. !
Heavy traffic can .be expected to
break down the edge In the future.
The cost of making a fill to provide !
for two-foot shoulders would be i
Good progress Is being made on j
the grading of Stage Road pass. The,
old road through the pass, on the!
south side, will lie abandoned and ',
an entirely new grade established.
The graders are now working at the '
very aiiex of the puss, this being1
hefcvy rock work. The distance is,
but 2.5 miles, (but the job wlU cost
$53,220. Joplln & Klilon have (his
The road built by the state under .
the direction of former Highway En-;
glneer Bowlby, from the summit of
the pass to Olendale, will be alian-'
doned, the commission having hp-
lented a direct route. This loaves J
Olendale off the -'highway and save ;
about three nilles. I
Work is moving along on the sec
tion from John's place to Jacquc's
place, seven miles, grading, ana mn-
cadam, for which Joplin & 'Eldon will
receive $70,9;7. i
From iCalesvllle to C&nyonvlllo the ,
highway runs through Oow CrenH
canyon, a gorge iwhlch Is wild and J
picturesque, abounding with gam'.!
and part of a national forest, a!-
though none of the trees seen from ,
the highway are Very valuable. Johnj
Hampshire & Co. will complete wlth-
In two months '10.1 miles of grad j
ing and J. lElmer kelson will soon!
have his one-mite unit finished.!
These two Jobs aggregate $252,510.
Years ago this was a toll road
and was constantly changing own
ers. The Canyon creek toll road was
an Issue In Oregon politics and the
various contenders for the control of
this pa?s where, all the travel north
and south had to go had their own
cand'dates ifor .members of the Ore
gon supreme court, where the Issue
was to he decided. The Canyon
creek toll road 'became a! scandal.
G. B. BERRY
Harness and Saddlery
Auto Top and Canvas Work
With Grants Pass Hardware Co.
We are fully equipped for ull kinds of buttery
work at reasonable price consistent with first
When In nedofi new liuttury buy the still-beilar ,
Wlllard, with threaded rubber Insulation.
The Battery Shop
A. V. Ilaielton, I'ropr.
Fabric and Cords
C L HOBART CO.
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to Your Home Than to Wish
You Had More Room"
Living in cramped, crowded quar
ter makes one irritable, dinsatiified
and uncongenial. If you really need
or want more room, you will not
reit easy until you have it Then
why not add a wing to the house
now and make the space you Want ?
What Doctors Use
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We can furnuh all the material you need
for the addition to your home or to
your barn, garage, etc. And we can give
you helpful tuggeilioni while planning
Our experience eovets many fields and
save you money
t as our prices arc
6gured to do so.
'GRANTS PASS LUMBER COMPANY
, " Phone 284