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GKOTI r AM DAJLX COCUn
MONDAY, AtaiOT IS, Jl.
flUR PASS Oil COURIER
Pabllsnsd 0117 Except Bandar
a C. VOORHIES, Pub. and Propr.
stared at postofflea. OranU Paas.
Or., aa ssoond class mall mattr.
Minliv anAM. Dr Inch l&C
boeaJ-prsonal column, pr Une..lOc
taadera. er Una Be
9f mall or carrier, per year.....00
By mall or carrier, per month .SO
MONDAY, AIGIST 18, 1919.
. Fair, cooler in east portion.
f Gentle vesterly winds.
THE WHEAT SITUATION
Man proposes, and nature dis
poeee. Mother nature has certainly
played hob with government wheat
With $2.26a buahel promised In
order to stimulate production, there
waa the prospect, up to U o- months
ago, of an over-production so great
aa to amount In some .ways to a mis
fortune. It was commonly said that
wnat would be eo plentiful and
cheap, the government would hare
to pay the farmers nearly $1,000,-
000,000 bonus for their crop. And
the farmers were extremely well sat
isfied. They stood by the govern
The amazing reversal of the situa
tion has only become generally
known within the last few days. Un
favorable weather has lowered the
year's wheat prospect to 400.000,000
less than the June estimate. It will
till be a pretty fair crop, but not
more than two-thirds of what was
expected. There is a- shortage also
of 400,000,000 bushels in Europe.
Thus the natural market price of
wheat, which two months ago seem
ed destined to fall considerably be
low the guarantee. Is now certain to
be considerably above it. European
wheat is said to be selling at home
for $3.75 a bushel. Experts say
that if the government fixed price
were abolished, as many congress
men wanted to do but lately, the
price of American wheat in the horn
market would jump immediately to
$3.25 or $3.50 a bushel.
The guarantee, which seemed des
tined to be a blessing for the farmer
and a misfortune for the rest of - the
public,, therefore becomes a' blessing
for the consumer and a sad blow to
the producer. On the whole, how
ever, the farmer will probably fare
well enough. '.All crops considered,
he is in a 'better economic position
than any other large class of citizens.
Some wheat-raisers doubtless de-
-serve sympathy, but the majority ol
farmers can worrylong rather comfortably.
AXI) T.VH1.K I SK
i'l RK CIDER YlXIXiAR
KINNEY & TRUAX GROCERY
Quality and Service
JOHN DEN1S0N BUYSi
versed, our West won. Not only Is a
debt due this race, so wastefully
handled for so many years, but by
preserving it one of the most inter
esting of historical monuments Is
kept for posterity. The commercial
possibilities in large herds of huf
falo are enormous, needless to say,
so that there is every reason in the
world both of business and of senti
ment why our native bison should be
THE BATHING GIRL
(By Jerry Owen in Oregon Voter)
Our villagers their gentleness
Ana poise are sacrificing.
To gaze upon the bathing girl
In cofitumettM ontiAinv
The town is sootbly going bugs.
a mna expression;
The mermaid craze
These August days
Approaches an obsession.
There was a time, which we recall.
When mother fan
w vua iwi
or taking in a swimming hole
Of playful water vitrha,-
The nymphs aforesaid were attired
in suits mat reached their ankles;
But Ma said nix;
The vision sticks, '
And is our bosom rankles.
No more the blessed damosel
Of dainty chiseled feature.
Diaphanous habl laments,
A transcendental M-naJni-a ,
Is set upon a pedestal
(Ana worshipped from a distance;
The mordent maid
And craves high geared existence.
She strips her duds, and drapes her
Iq knit goods, colors unamlnr
And beats H for the river beach
wnere life, all even, is looming-
The crowds gaze on her dimpled stilts
uvna watcn ner rudeless capers,
. And then at dawn
. They gloat upon
Her picture in the papers.
We beg the gods, if they are still
Possessed of jurisdiction.
To can these bold macksennett Janes
inat vamD without restriction:
And send us simple lovelinwm
With thoughts more sweetly tender
And bandish rude
And raw barbaric splendor.
THE AMERICAN BIFKAM)
for a time It looked, is if the buf
falo were destined to vanish from
America. The few roaming wild
were growing fewer year by year,
and the small herds . in captivity
were decreasing. Then the govern
ment took the matter In hand and
made a deliberate effort to save the
species from extermination.
The first buffalo census was tak
en in 1889, and at that time only
about 500 of the animals were dis
coverable In the United States. Now,
happily, the number is more than
3,000. About two-tfiirds of these
are owned 'by Individuals, but the
government owns elgnt herds, six of
them under the direct control of the
department of apiculture. The larg
est of the eight is that one 1n Yel
lowstone Park which contains about
450 buffalo. The Smithsonian Insti
tution hss a herd of IS at Vanhlnx
on, D. C.
Recently provision has been made
for lending government animals to
municipalities or Institutions, or ex
changing them. Tills Is because of a
surplus or males In some of the gov
ernment herds. It is hoped that the
loan or exchange may result in a
igreater Increase in numbers in the
next few years.
Without the American ibison our
plains could hardly have been tra-
SAMVEL GOMPEKS SAILS
SUNDAY FOR AMERICA
Paris," Aug. 16. Samuel Gompers,
president of the American Federation
of tabor, will sail for America- Sun
day. He was called home by urgent
problems which cut his European
HONORED BY PAINTS
The "West's Recall," the official
publication of the U. S. aruiy gen
eral hospital No. 20, at Whipple Bar
racks, recently published the follow
ing regarding the philanthropic work
of a former Grants 'Puss woman:
A very phasing little "stunt"
took place at the Community house
in Prescott on Wednesday Inst, in
the form of a presentation to 'Mr.
and Mrs. Ryckman. of a silver pitch
er, suitably engraved, from tho pa
tients of Whipple Rarracks. The
occasion was also marked as the
lftth anniversary of the-wedding of
these two devoted friends of tho sol
diers. In addition to the large num
her of the boys, there were also pres
ent many personal friends of the
couple. Sgt. KtilhtC. In an eloquent
speech, voiced the sentiments of the
patients at Whipple. He dwelt upon
the self-sacrificing devotion on the
part of Mrs. Ryckman, who permit
ted nothing to come betwoair Iwr
and "her boys." He told of the deep.
sincere gratitudte of all thiwe who
had benefitted by he untiring ef
forts of Mr. and Mrs. Ryckman to
make life seem worth while.
"It is safe, to say that no more
earnest worker as an Individual,
than Mrs. Ryckman ever visited
Whipple. In the Interest of the pa
tients. Her cheerful optimism and
generous good nature have helped
many a' boy to feel that Whipple Bar
racks held more than a doubtful fu
ture in- store for him. The Ryck
man home has ever been wide open
for those who cared to avail them
selves of It, and many a delightful
hour has been spent there by those
who accepted the ever ready invitation."
J. 11. IH'iiixon, who has boon en
KiiKed in tho auto business In Grants
Pass for some time and Is thorough
ly acquainted with the business, has
purchased the Interest of Roy Prultt
In the Prultt-HIUon Auto Co.! and
has taken charge of the sales de
partment. J. F. Hlttson, the other
popular member ot the firm, will re
main in charge of the shop.
This company recently occupied
enlarged quarters to better care for
their business. They handle Rulck.
Chevrolet, Franklin and Case cars.
and Goodyear Urea and accessories.
The new firm will be known as
the Med ford Auto Co., and promises
to be aa popular as the old.
Mr. Denison likes Mod ford very
much and has been desirous of locat
ing here for some time.
' F. E. Hayes Is the' new bookkeeper
for the company. All the other help
remains with the new firm. Med
ford flu n.
IjOOT Tuesday, irnld Wr nln
Inches long. Gold pendant at
tached. Finder please leave at
Courier office. 4$
VOll SAU5 Peaches for canning.
Will deliver, 60 cents. Route 3.
Hox 92. 52
KOll- Auto Jack, on road bel
tween Grants Pass and Crescent
City. Owner call at roundhouse
and identify property. Frank
MRS. iAiLFRBI) IXHOllVI-'H ;7.f ini
Bust A street can care for a few
girls who wish to board in town
while attending high school. Good
board, reasonable price. Phone
Fruit Jars at Cramer Bros. 77
THNT FOR SA1.E Only been used
rour months. 17x18. 12 ounce.
At 09 South Fifth street. 4S
Trinidad, Colo., Aug. 18. Twenty-five
coal miners were entombed
by an explosion near Lavetta. Two
bodies have been recovered.
Five Dollars Reward
Five dollars reward will be paid
for the arrest and conviction of any
one stealing the Dally Couriers from
residences or mall boxes.
"Agents Authority to Sell" book
of SO blanks. 50c. Courier office.
Bishop Matt. 1 Hughes
at Newman M. E. Church
at 8 o'CIosk
Aug. 11-29 JoseDhins
teachers' 'training school.
Aug. 20, Wednesday Social k
Presbyterian ladles at River Banks
Aug. 23. Saturday Civil service ex
amination for postoff;ce clerk-car.
Her postponed from July 12.
Au?. 23. Saturday Josephine Coiin
y Grange meeting with the Mer
lin Grange. A good dinner with
an Interesting program is In store
for those who .attend.
Sept. 8, Monday Board of equali
Trade Acceptances, book of 50, $1
ConatinttAn nn.i. u- ..
ma etiurs sys
tem -CSUIInir utrtnn. III...
human family. Don't worry Hollls-
ter s Kocky Mountain Tea will drive
out constipation, regulate the bowels,
tone thu Htnm, m,i
, f u I 11 , VlCKUBe,
Without fall give it a thorough trial.
CHICHESTER S PILLS
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GENERAL ASSORTMENT TKEEtt AND SHRUBS
B ready to Ket your nhare of profit, from the coming
DEMAND FOR OREGON FRUITS
Write for chIhIokuh or send limt of your vvunt.
WE HAVE THE TREES ' - OHIJER EAItl.V
SALEM NURSERY 'COMPANY
IO!0 hemekcta St. Kale-men Wanted SalemV Orcgo,,.
Guaranteed 3,000 MileV
Sly.e Tread King
aoiS - 11.20 - 15.B0
:wxli I .!. IHIO.HO
2x34 21. 13 $2:1.03
Hixt 2H.20 $30.03
32x4 $28.H3 - $31.23
33x4 $30.10 $32.KO
34x4, $30.K0 $33.43
villi' In-ft ven from.itbove prices
The only real indestructable Pearl
$7.00 to $25.00
BARNES, The Jeweler
8. P. Tim Inspector Next door IHrst National Itoak
Fabric and Cords All Sizes
C. L. HOBART CO.
A Real Sale ot Used Cars
I 1UIM MA.WVEIJ "A TEACH"
I 1017 CIIAI.MK1LS STEEDS TEK
1 1017 OVEHIAND
t 1918 CHEVROLET
I 11D 1IEVIULET. RRAND NEW
1 1017 MAXWEM, ROADSER .
1 1017 SAXON SIX
COLLINS AUTO COMPANY
511 H Street - Phone 317
How Great is the Saving
When You Buy
L Jo IBo
IN THE FIVE POUND CAN
It's Real Economy
It' 8 Rich in Flavor
Every Can Guaranteed
Best housewives will accept
no other it'$ always fresh
when it reaches your table.
Give your grocer an order for
Franz Butter Nut Bread
it will please
Fresh Shipment Daily to'
KINNEY & TRUAX