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About The Coquille Valley sentinel. (Coquille, Coos County, Or.) 1921-2003 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 12, 1939)
Fifty-six commercial fishermen are
portant points of right-of-way for
Oregon drivers, Snell listed these now operating on the local river,
bringing a considerable amount of
A 6SM MHI M A (MO TSWS
1—At intersections vehicles on cash money into the commuuity, as
the right, regardless of which one en the season so far has shown a fair
(Taken from the Sentinel of Oct
and jumped up into the seat to back tered the intersection first, have the average for the river.—Western
One Year-------------------------------- 83.00
out and accidently placed the lever in right-of-way. The exception to this World.
Six Month«.__ ____
The Coos county teachers voted at forward movement.
rule is when the intersection is con
No subscription taken unless paid
North Bend for a minimum slary of
trolled by signals or a police officer.
for in advance. Thia rule Is impera
31000 payable in 12 monthly install
Mrs. E. D. Sperry left last Monday
2_ When a driver is turning left at
ments per year. This proposition will for Berkeley, California, where she
an intersection, he must yield the
be put before all school boards of the will remain for the winter.
Entered at the Coquille Postoffice as
right-of-way to a car approaching
Second çi»— Mail Matter.
from the opposite direction and con
The Roll Call campaign of the Co
Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Wickham re tinuing straight through the inter
Office Cww W. First sad Willard St
Mountain States Power has rented turned from their visit to Douglas
quille Branch of the Coos County
section because in this case, the car
one of the two rooms in the First county and Portland.
£hapter of the American Red Cross
going through the intersection is on
National Bank building.
will be headed by Mrs. Ida K. Owen,
the right of the car as it makes a
who was announced this week as
Absolute control of wheat produc Bateman of Marshfield has rented the
Mrs. H. A. Isensee is preparing to
chairman of the annual event by local
join Mr. Isensee at Hood River and
tion, with a grower being licensed to other room in the bank building.
3—At a through street, the driver
expect to leave Sunday with the four must come to A complete stop and committeemen.
cultivate a certain acreage, is one of
RADICALS ABE TO
New officers of the Farmer's and youngsters.
the far-reaching législative proposals
Mrs. Owen has long bden interested
yield the right-of-way to other ve
BE WEEDED OUT
farmers will discover sometime after Merchants Bank are John E. Ross
in the Red Cross and its work and in
Headlines about Europe’s war and January, 1040. Under the plan a far and L. L. Turner. Resignation of R.
Judge John S. Coke has been ap
ing so closely as to constitute an im- other social service. She is a mem
America's neutrality fight have over mer would no longer be permitted to H. Mast, and F. E. McKenna as di pointed chairman for Coos and Curry
ber of the Coquille Women’s club and
shadowed one of the most Important seed as many acres as he desires; he rectors was accepted. J. E. Norton counties for the spiritual and finan nqediate hazard.
the Business and Professional Wom
pieces of news to emanate from Wash would be told how many acres he and C. J. Fuhrman will serve as cial campaign the Episcopal church
Her assistants will be
section at an unlawful rate of speed en's club.
ington in months—the forthcoming could devote to wheat by officials in president and vice president.
forfeits his right-of-way privileges. members of the former club the same
"purge” of radicals from Government the Department of Agriculture in
5— A pedestrain crossing a highway as last year when they sd generously
The taxpayers of Coos county met
Mrs. L. L. ■ Hazelton went up to
Washington. The program would
or street within any marked or>in- gave their time and energy to the
Representative Martin Dies, chair prohbit a farmer from being master
Portland yesterday morning to see
courthouse Monday and decided that her daughter, Marjorie, whom Mr. marked cross-walk has the right-of
man of the House committee investi of his own holdings. ■
Pointing out that Roll Call funds
gating un-American activities, pre
Hazelton took there about a month
This idea has reached the point
6— In questions of right-of-way, a make possible the carrying on of the
dicted the purge. He said that the where the house committee on agri and they favored bonding the limit ago for an operation for hip disloca
car is considered to have entered an many important and emergency tasks
Justice Department had prepared a culture, at an executive meeting, has to give the residents roads.
intersection when the front wheels of the Red Cross Mrs. Owen declared,
list of some 2,800 radicals or sym agreed to start hearings on the pro
cross an imaginary line drawn from “I want to urge that all civic and
David Baiter's car backed into the
pathizers and that they would be dis posal when the regular congressional
D. D. Pierce started Sunday for a corner to comer of curbs or boundary business groups and leaders who in
window of Fuhrman's Pharmacy and
visit of two months at his old home,
session opens after the first of the
the past have aided Roll Call in such
What Dies did not say, however, year. A rough outline of the plan smashed it to splinters. He had been in Michigan.
splendid fashion begin to prepare to
was why he knew there would be a has been drafted, with
take part in this worthy cause again."
BIG STRIPED BASS
purge. There’s an interesting story ation of the agricultural
would be employed in other than en Traffic Accidents
Mrs. Owen has already started pre
behind the story:
CAUGHT IN THE RIVER
Behind the thought to regiment the umerator capacity in his jurisdiction. Decreasing In Oregon
the ground work for the 1939
More than a year ago the Justice
Commercial and sports fishermen
wheat growers of Oregon and Wash From a democratic party -uiewpoint, — For the fifth consecutive month,
Roll Call and stated she would an
Department prepared its list. The list
ington, as well as all other wheat sec it is said the best fund raisers in the traffic accidents in Oregon during
nounce her committee selection soon.
was submitted to various executive
tions, is a desire to prevent a repeti northwest were women, and they will August showed a decrease over the ed in an unusual catch made near The campaign is from November 11 to
'officials. Nobody was fired.
corresponding month a year ago, says
30, Armistice Day to Thanksgiving
Recently, the problem of radical in tion of the World war experience, ba recognized.
Earl Snell, secretary of state, who re Randleman, commercial fisherman, Day (the original date) as in past
fluences within the Government has when farmers cultivated every acre
vealed a 43 per cent decline in the
become more important. So a sena available, a practice which subse
While national guard quotas under death toll this August. There were bass in his net.
Pleasure of the Red Cross Branch
tor, at the instigation of the Dies com quently resulted in the dust bowls,
Although striped bass are common
President Roosevelt's executive order but 24 persons killed, compared to 42
mittee, gathered together all of the
here in Coquille at Mrs. Owen’s ac
a year ago. During the first eight
material he could get showing the terrific, depression for wheatmen.
ceptance of the chairmanship was ex
Concretely, the theory is to place Washington, to arouse 552 young men months of 1038, there were 101 per ported to be the second one to have pressed by the Rev. George R. Tur
background of one high official. And
sons killed in traffic accidents, a de
he took the information to another a limitation, rigidly, on the number
guard is staging a series of mock crease of 7.72 per cent from the same is of unusually large size. There is ney, chairman of the local branch,
higher executive who had the power of acres devoted to wheat. This is
considerable conjecture on the part who with his committee, Messrs Rob
aerial and bombing attacks on the period last year.
to dismiss the man in question and expected to prevent too great surplus
ert Stewart, Dr. J. D. Rankin and Ray
with consequent low prices. To grow national capitol. Bit of war hysteria.
Thirty-three per cent of all drivers of both sports and commercial fisher Jeub, urged full cooperation qf all
involved in traffic accidents in Ore
**It seems to me that the situation
bass coming into the Coquille in any workers and leaders in taking part in
now is such that this man should not a permit, or license stating how many
The White House is now so care gon during the first eight months of numbers. Some commercial fisher the campaign this year.
be kept in government service.”
fully guarded that the baker who has
men believe that it would mean a de
The reply was to this effect, “I crop. The plan is materially differ been bringing buns for hot dogs for way as a contributing factor in the cline of the salmon industry on the
Bring your out-of-town guests in
don’t see how the situation now is any
years is stopped at the iron gate and
to see our flowers and myrtlewood
office of Earl Snell, secretary of state.
different than it was. He stays.” And agreement. There would be an in investigated.
novelties. Bergen's, Phone 64.
direct processing tax, which would go
In an attempt to clarify some im- live on trout and small salmon.
stay the radical has.
back to the producers, and this tax
When this information got back to
Capitol Hill, things began to happen. might be a fraction of a cent, plainly
Dies committee investigators, who printed on each wrapped loaf of
never had been able to obtain the
Justice Department list of 2,800 radi
In Pacific northwest states, particu
cals, went to work compiling their
own. First, they listed possible sus larly, there has been a demand in re
pects. Then they began to watch cent years to save the trees along
them. They even took the automobile the highways of federal aid system, as
license numbers of people who went these trees are being logged off. Un
der the federal road act, funds can
to see them at night.
be used to acquire a strip of forest
After gathering this kind of in
these highways if the state high
formation, the investigators began to
way commission will match the
line up witnesses who could and
money. However, highway officials
would testify about the activities and
prefer building more roads rather
beliefs of the suspected radicals.
To date, the Dies committee has than divert any funds for beautifi
compiled a list of something over 100
James W. Mott, of Oregon, out
government radicals about whom at
a proposal to meet this situa
least three witnesses are available to
testify. The list is being added to tion at the 25th annual meeting of
dally. When it reaches the neighbor the American Association of Highway
hood of 150. it will be submitted to officials this week. When the regular
session of congress meets Representa
executive, officials who have author
tive Mott will offer an amendment to
ity to fire the suspects. Time will be
allowed for action. If there are no the road act specifying that two per
cent of the federal aid funds allocated
discharges, the Dies committee will
hold open hearings, disclosing not to a state shall be used to acquire
only past records of the radicals but timber. The two per cent would not
require matching. Ranking member
also some startling and very recent
activities. Public opinion will do the of the house committee on roads, Mott
would become chairman in the event
When the purge begins, it will, of of a republican administration.
course, be popular with the public,
Here is something that doesn't make
for always in time of international
sense: According to newspapers,
stress Americans have turned away
polls taken in the Pacific northwest
from experimentaliam to fundamen
show that 75 per cent of the people
talism. They have, in short, gone con
are for repeal of the mandatory em
servative, That feeling, which began
bargo on weapons of war, but the
to develop because of the domestic
of letters received by Oregon-
failure of recent experiments, was
Washington members of congress
intensified when war started in Eu-
runs 80 to 00 per cent against repeal.
Even dismissing the engineered pro
One of the largest fires, in point paganda, such as printed postal cards,
of property destroyed, ever to occur the letters run 65 or more per cent
in the United States was the Chicago to retain the embargo. There is dif
fire which started Oct. 9, 1871, just ficulty in reconciling the wide dis
68 years ago last Monday, and was crepancy. Polls can be and are Jug
the result of the widow’s cow kicking gled; letters speak for themselves.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
over the lantern. K. C. Couch, father
of Mrs. 3. R. Bunch, calls our attention
to it and says that he was a boy of
12 at that time, living 200 miles east
of Chicago, but that the impression
made then and what he saw at that
time has been indelibly fixed on his
mind ever since.
Coos county ranked fifth in Oregon
last year in the production of butter
manufactured, the total as figured
in the office of 3. D. Mickle, director
of the state department of agriculture,
being 1,590,339 pounds in this county.
Multnomah was first with 7,408,638;
followed by Marion, 3,633,368 pounds;
Yamhill, 2,363,858, and Baker with
1,678,046 pounds. The total for the
state was 31,205,211 pounds in 1838.
Gasoline consumption in Oregon
for the first eight months of this year
amounted to 159,219,430.65 gallons, an
increase of 8,710,209 98 gallons over
the consumption for August of 1938.
Taxes collected this year totaled 87,-
960,971.63 compared to 87,525,461.00
for 1938, an increase of 8435,510.54.
A government owned and operated
plant to manufacture chemicals to
destroy noxious weeds in grain fields
of-the Inland Empire is-the purpose of
a bill now in congress. It provides
for a plant somewhere along Colum
bia river, using power form Bonne
ville, and the enterprise placed un
der the direction of Secretary Wal
lace of the departemnt of agricul
ture. Hearings will be held in a few
months. Author of the bill, Walter
M. Pierce, is unaware that the meas
ure has the unrelenting opposition of
Secretary Ickes of interior depart
ment. Bonneville power is under con
trol of Ickes, who is jealous of his
authority, and whenever the name of
Wallace is mentioned Ickes blows up.
Women will not be ignored in the
census organization. When a man is
made supervisor of a district his chief
assistant will be a woman; where a
woman is supervisor her assistant will
be a man. This information comes
from census bureau after a state di
rector had announced no women
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