Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About Grants Pass daily courier. (Grants Pass, Or.) 1919-1931 | View This Issue
j 1 "' '"'y f.f ".-r. !.j:,ru!-, f
" IT'S THE CLIAIAT1
WE'RE TELLING THE WORLD
COME AND ENJOY IT "
HlMltOLirr COl.VTY CITIZENS
mcti:hmikh t pkotkct
giaxth ok wkht coast
TREES OVER I.OQQ lfEARS OLD
JFmind Ouly in California and Houth
tlorn Oregon; rttr Tliun
San Francisco, Cat, Oct. 9, Or
ganisation of slate and national
parka In Humboldt county, Califor
nia, to coniorvs redwoods, the fin
est tree In th World, It tbe object
-of strong campaign- being carried
forward by the Save tbe TledwoodM
league, Million of years ago red
wood tree covered all of Europe,
Aula and North America, In Ibid
geologic axe tb)r are restricted to
Jullfornla and frlnite of southern
There are two kind of rrdwood
the sequoia glgnntca, largest tree in
the world, which grows In the high
Sierras, and Its cousin, the sequoia
empervimn. only slightly atnaller,
which In found along tho California
-count. The trees called redwoods
"are simply younger sequoia nipir
vlrens, which allowed to grow three
or four thousand year, would be
come 100 foet In circumference, and
. contain enough lumber to build a
To finance lu plan of ssviug these
redwoods, the leugu la nocking
membership costing $2. "Many
wealthy men have tromlod liberal
aiibacrlptlonft. and Professor Merrlam
aid lumbermen were aiding the
-league in a liberal and cooperative
Effort are at present being con
centrated iiKin some 20,000 acres of
Riant redwood along the south fork
of tho TM river and near Dyerville,
Humboldt county, at the northern
boundary of California. Already
lumbering baa attacked 4hla aland
of virgin timber, no that quick action
la necessary. The state highway to
"Eureka run through the middle of
the grove, and 1t la hoped a' state
park can the created along thin road,
with a national park to each elde be
yond.. For the presenvatlon of the timber
along the highway $(10,000 already
baa been subscribed 130,000 by Ihe
supervisors of Humboldt county, and
tl 5,000 each by William Kent and
Stephen T. Mather. The number of
tree caved for the proposod parks
will depend upon the amount or
money obtained, and uion action by
the state and national government.
'Addressing Sierra Club' gather
ing recently, Hi president, Mr. Colby, j
"To llow this wonderful stand of
Ted wood, the finest tree In the
world, to be destroyed would be
nothing less than a sacrilege and a
crime. They are the tallest trees
anywhere. The late John Mulr. the !
Tamoua naturalist, made a special
voyage to Australia ,to verify this.
We found the eucalyptus grew to S20
feet, but our own California rod
wood topped 350 feet."
ITALIAN . HOPES FOR
Trieste, Oct. 10 General Grasiola
fformer commander or the ' Italian
:garrlson at.iFiume, loft Trieste to
day for Kome on his way from
Flume, where he was sent' to confer
with Gabrlelle d'Ajinunr.lo, whose Ir
regular troops are now In possession
of Plume.' Graulola predicted an
early solution of the Hume difficul
HlmrtMit of Worfcitu-n JMuying lie-
mlr Work; Xcw lAue Completed
From lUHk I'oinl to Hilt
The l"aclflc Telephone and Tele
graph company bare a crew of bout
75 men building new1 line In South
ern Oregbn. The company has Just
complete! a new line from Rock
I'oint to lillt, fat, and art now
building new Una from Wolf Creek
to Canyonvllle. The company's lines
In the Grants Pass setalon will be re
built during the coming winter. '
C. If. Corson, local manager lor
I ha company.-states that nothing less
than 35-foot poles are being used,
snd 60-foot poles have been used
through the, Medford dltitrlct. Trees
along the line, that might endanger
the wires through being blown down,
ar being removed and tht system
will be plnced In the beet possible
condition for first class eervke.
"A shortage of workmen." says
Mr, Corson, "Is holding back the
work at in-enl, but we expert to
contlims rebuilding all through the
Despite the high wage offered,
men are not available, but with the
coining of the rainy season atid the
laying off of crews on the highway
work, the labor situation will be
URGES PUBLIC HEALTH
NURSE FOR JOSEPHINE
Mb Jane C. Allen, state ndvlxory
nurse of Portland, wua in the city
toduy, Ihe object or her visit being
to Interest the people of Josephine
county in hlrlns public health
nurse. MIhs Allen Is working under
orders of the state board of health.
Sho came from Medford and today
noon spoke at a, Red Crow luncheon
In the Chamber of Commerce rooms,
and after her speech It Is understood
Ihnl the local Rod Cross organization
was very much In favor or securing a
public health nurso for (his county.
Mlsa Allen states that six coun
ties r the state have already hired
nurses, and that seven more conn
ties have decided to take tho step.
but thus rar have been unable to se
cure nurses, so great is the demand.
She urgos that the people of Jose
phine county ask tho State Tubercu
losis association to send a nurse
here t once. Such a nurse will he
sent here free of charge to the coun
ty, for the first three months, her
expenses to be paid with money de
rived from the sale of Red Cross
Christmas aeal money.
,At the end of three months ' th
poople here would be in position to
determine, whether they wanted to
engage a nurse .permanently, but
whorever the experiment hns been
tried out a nurse has been hired bv
the county. ,
Those public Health nurses sr
specially trained and are thorough
ly competent to undertake the work
assigned to them. They visit the
sohoole, examine the school children,'
talk with and cooperate with the
mothers on the health of their chil
dren, and give expert advice free on
the care of babies. In this way much
canJie done to stamp out that dread
disease, tuberculosis. .
The Courier Relieves that tbe peo
ple of Josephine should put In an
application for a county nurse, on
the three months' trial plan. And
In case eucb a nurse Is hired per
manently, the expense to the county
would be very small. Jt Is not the
Intention of these health nurses to
Intrude In homos wihere their ser
vices are not wanted, but their ser
vices are free to the taxpayers, a'nd
thoy stand ready to give free expert
advice In all matters pertaining to
health and the general 'welfare of'
'he Community in stamping out and
irevenWng disease. : ..
OKASTS PASS, JOSEl'HJSB COCKTT, OREGOK, FIUDAV, (X TOHKK
MARKED BY FOUR DEATHS
Test Being Made by War Department Proves That Planes
(Are Far From Perfect-MFlying Parson" Leads West
Bound Pilots, Smitk Leader in East-Bound
San Francisco, Oct. 10. (Another
death, bringing tbe total of fatali
ties to date in the transcontinental
air derby to four, was announced to
day by tbe army ilr service, and var
ious minor accidents featured the
day'g developments - In the great
ocean to ocean dash.
Lieutenant E. V. Wales, In tbe
en t bound flight, died near Saratoga.
Wyo., last nifc-ht, alter having crash
ed Into the side of a mountain dur
ing a snow storm. Previous fatali
ties were those of .Major D. If. Crls-
ey and Sergeant Virgil Thomas.
killed at Salt Lake- when landing,
and Sergeant W. II. Nevltt. killed by
hto plane's fall a,t Deposit, N. T.
Lieutenant iB. W. Maynsrd, the
"flying parson," leador yesterday of
the westbound pilots, broke his ra
diator landing at Cheyenne, Wyo.,
but expected to get under way again
Captain U II. Smith, leader of the
astbound fliers.' reached Rock
Island. 111., at 11 o'clock today.
San Francisco. Oct. 1 0. Lieuten
ant V. Wales, army transcontinental
flier, died at farm house near Sar
atoga, Wyo., yesterday, after run
ning Into a mountain snowstorm, the
army mlr service announced today.
Berlin, Oct. 10. in defense of his
administrative career as chief or
staff or the German armies In 1915
and 1916. General L'rlch von Falken-
hayn denies that German losses at
Verdun were excessive. .He declares
they were under those or tbe enemy.
German defensive operations at the
Som me, he declares, were effective
under direction whereas only limited
results previously bad been achiev
ed. The success of the English and
French at the Som me, he claims,
were possible only because of Aus
trian collnpse which necessitated the
dlnpatch of heavy reinforcements to
the eastern front. '
Von Falkenhayn declares the swirt
success of tho Rumanian campaign
which he commanded after bis dis
missal as chief of staff was due pri
marily to exhaustive preparations of
the goneral stair before his retire
ment.. Washington. Oct. 10. After an
jhour's recess today, the national in
dustrial conference adjourned until
next Tuesday.. Meanwhile tbe "gen
eral committee will consider pro
posals presented by three groups,
capital labor and the public
Opposition to collective bargaining
and tbe closed shop were among the
12 fundamental principles outlined
by the group representing capital
and presented today to the confer
ence. Sympathetic strikes, black
lists and boycotts were declared "In
defensible, anti-social and immoral."
Washington, October 10. Presi
dent Wilson had another restful
night and bis physicians are satis
fied with the nourishment- he is tak
ing, according to a bulletin issued
lllneola, K. Y., Oct. 9, Thursday.
Tore viators bad been killed.
four or tbe 62 originally entered
planes had been put definitely out
of the running and the status of sev
eral others remained unknown early
today when tbe army's great trans
continental air race over 400
mile course between Alineola' and
San Francisco was resumed.
Undismayed by tbe fat that be
tel their comrades yesterday, pilots
scattered out over tbe course from
Mlneoia as far west as Chicago and
from San Francisco east to Salt Lake
City, were today up with the dawn
eager to start the second day's gruel
Given flying weather as good as
that yesterday, the leading planes
from tbe east and those from the
west should cross trails shortly after
noon. Yesterday Lieutenant B. W.
Maynnrd, the "flying parson," who
led throughout the- first lap, cover
ed the first 84Q miles that separate
Mlneoia and Chicago at a two mile a
minute rate of speed. Eleven niers
from San 'Francisco covered the 618
mile from San Francisco to 8alt
Lake City. Thus the leading fliers
from east and west covered a' total
of 1458 miles and were separated
this ntbrnlng by only 1242 mtiee. .
ON. ELECTRIC SERVICE
Berlin, Oct. . Drastic lighting
restrictions intended to save fuel
were published today. Xo one may
use more than '50 per cent of the
quantity or gas or electricity con
sumed during the same quarter of
the year 1916. Restaurants. afes.
hotels, concert halls and other places
ot amusement may use up to 35 per
cent or that employed in 1916.
Street lighting is reduced to 30
iped at 10:15 p. m.
Portland, Ore., Oct. 10. Mam
Knutxman,v former editor of a St.
Helens newspaper, today refused to
accept from Governor Olcott a par
don given on condition that he leave
the state and refrain from, newspa
per work. KanUman Is serving a
sentence in jail here on convb'tlon
ot printing improper matter. His
conditional pardon was Issued yes
terday. JOB OVER IN SERBIA
Belgrade, Oct9. .Pressing need
tor relief work among the children
ot Serbia Is shown in a report issued
by the American !Red Cross which
states that ot 850,000 orphans and
half-orphans In the country, only
1400 can be cared for by existing or
phanages. . -, ,
A considerable proportion of the
orphans outside the Institutions are
cared for by relatives, most or them
In reduced circumstances themselves.
It is estimated that about 100,000
fall In this class. .
Minnesota Senator Says OpposienU
to League Are Living la Past,
and Paint Lurid Picture
Washington, Oct. 10. "Senator
Kelson, republican of Minnesota,
pleading in the senate tor lasting
peace, declared be could not sympa
thize with tbe sentiment ' of the
league ot nation opponents that
would av this country crawl into
closed abell with no other label
than the Monroe doctrine. .
"Statesmanship which is oblivions
to tbe importance of providing by
all reasonable, methods against the
recurrence of war," said Senator
Nelson, "and Insists on standing still
until war actually occurs, : is short
sighted, lives in tbe past, lacks a
world vision sad overtook tbe tact
that world's war should result in
world's peace, and that such peace
should be of a permanent character."
' Tbe senator charged that when all
other arguments gainst tbe ' peace
treaty failed, those who openly or
covertly desired to defeat It, resorted
to a scare about England and Jap
anese, "and paint in lurid colors the
threatening dangers from them." -
This was the favorite policy, he
said, adopted by those who during
the war sympathized with the enemy.
There was a time not long ago,
the (Minnesota senator declared when
the United States sent warships to
"chastise Barbary pirates - without
even a declaration of wsr," while
now when etill technically at war,
"we grow nervous over the landing
or few American marines in small
part of the Dalmatian coast." ThA
nervousness, he added, was like the,trety"" and compel the Germnas to
greater nervousness manifested v to
ward England and Japan.
"As to Shantung, while I am clear
that it should be reslored to China,
and I believe it will be," the senator
said, "let It be remembered that ex
cept for the war, Germany would
havet retained her hold on Shantung,
and as between her and Japan I can
not see why any of us should prefer
Germany." . . -
FOR EFFICIENT WORK
Portland, Ore., Oct. 10 The wom
en of Oregon have received vhlgh
compliments for their war work from
the surgeon general or the army,
who is greatly pleased with the
showing made by the state iu . the
training of reconstruction aides. In
a letter to President Foster or Reed
college, the surgeon general declares
that the women trained at Reed for
service in army hospitals were super
ior, not only from educational and
physical standpoints 'but from that
of personality as well.
Among the 191 Reed women as
signed to army 1 hospitals all over
the United States and in France are
Alice . Palmer or Medford. Alice
Ueland, of IRoseburg, -who was as
signed to Fort Sherman, Mabel
Chllds of IRoseburg, who went to
Fort MPherson, Ga., and Josephine
Saunders of Grants Pass, who was
sent to France. - '
'Reed trained women served In 40
hospitals In this country, many or
them as head aides. ' Men were also
trained for war service at Reed 'In
speolal courses conducted tinder gov
ernment supervision. .
Oakland. ''Cat. Oct. 10. The
strike of the street railway electri
cians called for today hag been post
poned until Monday, union officials
here announced. '
THO BOMREU AT SACIUJtEXTO
Sacramento. Cat, Oct. 10. Lieutenant-Colonel
Harti reached Mather
field from Medford, Ore., at 6 p. m.
yesterday In his Martin bombing
plane, carrying four passengers.
M'HOI.K JfUMBKH ItWi.
PilCXCH, GfcftMA.VS, AMKKIOAVS,
- KV86IAX8 AXD LETTS ALL
FIGCRB IS MI.XIP
JAPS DENY SERIOUS CHANGE
German Violate Peace Treaty by At
tacking Lettlxh Forces; French '
Major Shot in Germany
Copenhagen, Oct 10. Brit-
lau and French warship at
-f Riga were cleared for action to-
day, on account of the German
attack on Lettish troops. -r
Paris, Oct. 10. A French major
and three soldiers were wounded la
a riot at Sarrebruck. in occupied'
Germany, Tuesday, according to
dispatch in the Petit Parisiene. The
riot is said to have resulted front a
moor oemonsiranon agatnat. tna
high cost of living.
Paris, Oct. 1 0. German troops at
tacked the Lettish forces on October
8, according to a protest received by
the peace conference from the Let
tish government The allies lave
been asked to' take decisive action
against this "violation of the peace.
comply with the terms of the Ver
Toklo. Oct. 10. Denial that the
Japanese threatened to back the Cos
sacks against American troops In
the recent trouble at Iman. Siberia,
or that an apology was demanded by
the Americans, was made by the
Japanese general staff today.
Omsk, Oct. 10 Tbe American sol
dier who was recently shot and kill
ed at Vladivostok by a Russian offi
cer, has led to the demand by allied
commanders for the removal ot Rua-'
aian troops from there, but a vigor
ous protest by the Omsk, government
led to a withdrawal of the demand.
Ixmdon, Oct. 10. General von
Hindenb,urg, once commander of the
German armies, is now living on hi
H&'nover estate, the quiet life be left
to enter the East Jrussia campaign
five years ago, writes a correspon
dent. Absence or bis- uniform makes
a big difference in hta appearance.
Wearing a short, rough coat and a
Panama bat, and not very well cut
trousers, his 'burly figure looks as
though It were bursting out of his'
clothes. Wo looks like a' bank man
ager or an ordinary German bus-.
Iness man. - .. '
London, Oct 10. King George
today completed the ratification ot
the German peace treaty,
. Helena; Mont., Oct 10. J. M.
Kennedy of. Libby, secretary and
business representative of the Roose
velt memorial drive In Montana says
plans for the drive are progressing
favorably and that the $25,000 1
lottment of the state will be raised.
T. A. Mario of Helena is chairman
of the non-partisan state committee.