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T he C oquille H erald
COQUILLE, COOS COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 1917.
County Court Falls Into Line
for Preparedness at En
LAWYERS SAY ACTION LEGAL
Delegation Cheers Action of
The County Court passed a resolution
Friday appropriating $20,000 to aid in
the erection of a new armory at Marsh
field. This sum was to match a like
sum that had been voted by the legis
lature and Marshfield having contribut
ed a site, it leaves $40,000 to be used
entirely for the erection of the build
A part of the company of Coast Ar
tillery located at Marshfield, accom
panied by a large delegation of civil
ians of that place, appeared before the
court making a special plea that the
money be granted.
Several prominent men of Marshfield
and other parts of the county laid the
case before the court and at the end of
the discussion a resolution was sub
mitted for their ratification.
Each member of the county court
explained their position in the matter
and stated that it was only the ques
tion of whether or not the court could
lawfully appropriate this money which
would be in excess of the six pc. cent
L. A. Liljeqvist and Prosecuting At
torney John Hall both expressed the
belief that this particular appropriation
was exempt from this limitation inas
much as it might rightfully be con
strued to be an appropriation to repel
invasion. A proviso, regarding the
legality of the resolution was added to
it, however, after which it was passed
by the court and O. K .’d by Mr. Hall
The resolution in full follows:
Whe reas, war has been this dBy de-
el ared between the United States and
Germany and that Coos county is in
danger of an in vasion by a foreign foe,
Resolved, by the County Court of the
County of C oob and State of Oregon,
that when that certain act of the Leg
islature of the State of Oregon, passed
at the last session of the legislature,
providing for the building of an armory
at Marshfield, Oregon, shall go into ef
feet, the County Court of the County
of Coos will at once thereafter, under
the provisions of said enactment, ap
propriate $20,000 from the general fund
of the county to aid in the construction
of said armory; providing the legality
of the court's action is satisfied by
written opinion of the district attorney
of Coos county, Oregon.
G. J. ARMSTRONG
O. K.: JOHN HALL.
business, it doesn’t bother us much
when those who make a living out of
politics choose sides and play that
We don’t mind it much if they call
themselves Reds and Blues, or demo
crats and republicans. Nor do we care
what tags or labels or uniforms they
Just now, however, it is different.
The country has been facing a crisis
ever since the European war broke out.
Our country is facing a crisis now, and
our chief executive has more of OUR
troubles on his mii.d than any president
since the martyred Lincoln. He is do
ing everything in his power to preserve
peace with honor.
Had he been a w«ak man and easily
driven, we would have had an army of
occupation in Mexico when war was de
clared in Europe. For powerful Am
erican interests went the limit in trying
to force an invasion of Mexico in order
to make profitable their concessions.
He is not representing a political
party. He is representing the Ameri
can people. And now is no time for TO
partisan play. The people are in no
humor now to ait in the bleachers and
watch the piffling antics of political
clowns, be they democrats or republi
P h o to b y A m e ric a n P r e s s A ss o c ia tio n
This is no time for any American S e c r e t a r y o f W a r N e w to n D. B a k e r .
citizen to be anything less than a pa
triotic American, whose patriotism is
not limited to any smaller territory
than the entire United States.
Let the American citizen stand up,
and the peanut partisan go away back
and Bit down.
• * •* •
The Junior class of the high school
held their annual reception for the
Senior class at the W O. W. hall Sat
urday night. As the high school has
been growing rapidly the attendance
was probably larger for this affair than
ever before and the claBS of ’18 proved
itself to be a most charming host.
The hall was decorated in the senior
colors, green and gold. Crepe paper
streameis were draped from the center
of the room to the four sides and nu
merous vases of daffodils were placed
here and there.
During the forepart of the evening
the juniors rendered a most enjoyable
program, after whicli the remainder of
the evening was spent in playing games
and holding an indoor track meet. It
was amusing that with internatioi.al
affairs in their present condition that a
German “ Gachund” was the winning
model in a contest of gun modeling.
Refreshments were served late in
the evening consisting of ice eream,
cake and coffee. It was at this time
that, following the custom that was
established four years ago and which
has almost reached the point where it
may be dignified by the term tradition,
Miss Ada Downs, as president of the
Senior class, presented to Miss Kather
ine Hersey, president of the Juniors,
the myrtle wood cane which is handed
down from one class to another and to
which each class ties their class colors.
The Sentinel has discovered a new
method of packing sardines; it says:
Last Monday N. N. Neiman unload
ed a car load of six Maxwells on the
Cut Out Peanut Politics
Johnson mill switch here, which had
been on the road for fifty days. These
cars come packed in like sardines, the
When thej world is at peace and we body of the auto swung from the roof
have nothing more serious on our minds of the car and detached from the run
in this country than minding our own ning gear.
Fightinj Top of Super-Dreadnought New York
Fboto by American Presa Association.
The fighting tope of the lattice masts of the United State« navy are found In
no other navy. Thla ahows one of the masts of the superdreadnaught New
York. The else of the tope may be judged from the number of men assembled
Austria Breaks With U. S.
Two Days Later
erland, that Austria broke relations
with the United States on April 8.
The Argentine, Brazil and Chili min
isters held an hour’s conference with
Foreign Secretary Zimmerman Sunday
in Berlin. It was rumored that action
presages a rupture between the three
republics and Germany,
Austrian Charge Zwiedeinek called at
the state department and requested his
passports Monday. He informed the
department Austria issued the order
O. A. C. Is
Corvallis, Ore., April 9, (Special to
the Herald).—O. A. O. is preparing.
At the first call to the colors, which
carfie at midnight, March 27, nine stu
dents reported to the armory for active
service with Co. K, O. N. G., and the
next morning tv.-o more left for Port
land to inl.it with Company M of that
Several others have enlisted
since then, a: d 1050 are taking military
training at the colleen and are ready to
throw down books and lake up arms
the moment they are needed. Seniors
who leave college to enter the U. S.
military service will be given full credit
for all work in which they had a pass
ing grade when enlisting; all others
leaving to enter the service will be
given credit in all work which was of
passing grade at the time of their en
listment, excepting in those subjects
which are prerequisite. These subjects
will be marked “ incomplete" and upon
the student’s return to college he will
be given special instruction for the re
moval of these incompletes.
There are several seniors who have
had three years’ military training who
are qualified as officers, and who are now
entering their respective positions; and
two hundred of the men in college are
qualified for the reserve officers’ corps.
The commissions in this corps do away
with the confusion and lack of system
incident to the calling of volunteers,
for by enlisting in a corps of the work
in which they were graduated from
college, each man knows his exact
status in the army when the call to
arms comes. The technical training in
the regular college course is being util
ized for military purposes, since there
is a place in the officers reserve corps
for every man who is proficient in some
branch of work.
That the traditions ' snd policies of
the college are retained by the alumni
is shown by letters from graduates and
former students who are writing Presi
dent Kerr daily, asking for a place in
the officers’ reserve corps.
The faculty have also responded to
the call promptly. Dean H. M. Parks,
of the School of Mines, was the first
faculty man to receive an appointment,
which was a captaincy in the engineer
ing corps. He has just received his
commission from President Wilson. He
is also a member of the examining
board for recruits for the engineering
officers’ reserve corps. W. M. Peas-
lee, instructor in electrical engineering,
has also received a captain’s commis
sion in the signal service. Other fac
ulty men who have received commis
sions are: Prof. M. C. Phillips, (J. T.
Wiltshire, who has seen two years’
service in the Boer War; T. A. H.
Teeter, L. F. Wooster and C. B. Mc
Cullough, of the engineering depart
And the men are not alone in their
desire to serve their country. Nearly
one hundred girls have signed the
pledge that admits them to member
ship in the Girls’ National Honor Guard
a nation wide organization that in
structs the girls in various phases of
service to the country. They have also
cancelled all formal social functions and
the money which would have been spent
in this form of entertainment will be
given to the Honor Guard. A great
many of the girls have joined the class
in first aid, organized by Dr. Browne
of the physical education department.
A Red Cross certificate will be given
those who pass a satisfactory examina
tion at the end of the course.
♦- • ♦
At 11:30 Friday morning the word
that a state of war had been declared
to exist between the United States and
Germany was first received here by The
Herald in the form of the following
Portland, March 6, 1917.
P. C. Levar,
President signed State of War resolu
tion and called for volunteers at 1:30
PACIFIC NEWS SERVICE.
The resolution follows:
“Joint resolution declaring that a
state of war exists between the im
perial German government and the gov
ernment and people of the United
States, and making provision to prose
cute the same;
‘Whereas, The recent acts of the
imperial German government are acts
of war against the government and
people of the United States;
“ Resolved, By the senate and house
of representatives of the United States
of America in congress assembled, that
the state of war between the United
States and the imperial German govern
ment, which has thus been thrust upon
the United States, is hereby formally
“That the president be and is hereby
authorized and directed to take im
mediate steps, not only to put the coun
try in a thorough state of defense, but
also to exert all of its powers and em
ploy all of its resources to carry on war
against the imperial German govern
ment and to bring the conflict to a suc
This action set in motion the govern
ment's newly planned machinery for
mustering military, naval and economic
forces into an aggressive war against
The president also signed a proclama
tion formally declaring a state of war
between the United States and Ger
many. In the proclamation he called
upon American citizens to give support
to all measures of the government.
The president signed the resolution
with a pen handed to him by Mrs. Wil
son and which he will preserve. The
act was done in the executive mansion.
By the signing of the resolution the
war which Germany actually has been
making on the United States for many
months is recognized in official form
and the United States thus announced
to the world its determination to take Young Man Suffers
From Menial Derangement
up what President Wilson characterized
in his address to congress as Germany’s
Sam Bruner, who has been working
challenge to all the world, her war
at Craine’s camp, was brought up here
Speaker Clark had signed the resolu Sunday and confined in the county jail
tion soon after it passed the house in suffering from mental derangement. It
the early hours of the morning, and is thought that sickness combined with
Vice-President Marshall had signed it worry is responsible for the young
soon after the senate convened at noon. man’s condition anil the doctors who
The engrossed copy was sent at once to have been attending him say that there
the White House. It was waiting for is a chance for his recovery, although
the president when he returned from a it is not certain.
Mr. Bruner came to this county from
short walk with Mrs. Wilson.
the middle west several years ago ac
Ninety-one German ships, with a companied by his father. His brother
total tonnage of 594,000, were seized Boyd, who at present is living down
throughout the United Statea as soon the river, had preceded them here and
as possible after the aigning of the it was the rosy report he wrote
resolution by the president. Twenty- home that decided them to follow him.
seven of them were in New York.
Some time ago the father was mys
Extraordinary precautions were tak teriously murdered at Henryville, and
en to avoid trouble with German ships. fate seems to be following on the trail
Warships have been guarding the big of the boys. Boyd was in town yester
Teasels since a declaration of war was day doing all that he could to better
eertain. Four were seized at San his brother’s condition.
While doctors have been treating the
Francisco, three in the Columbia river
young man, Judge James Watson is
and two in Seattle.
out of town and it has been impossible
The state department received word I to have him assigned to the state hos-
from Minister Stowai, at Berne, Switz i pita).
PER YEAR $1.50
One-Third of Univer»ity
Men Expected to Enlist
University of Oregon, Eugene.—At
least 200 students, practically one-third
of the men of the University, will ans
wer the call to arms in case their coun
try needs them, is the estimate of Karl
W. Onthank, secretary to President P.
L. Campbell, who has kept in close
touch with student opinion.
Already 50 students have enlisted in
the Eugene company of the coast artil
lery, while a number have forwarded
their applications to Washington, D. C.
signifying their willingness to join the
volunteer officers’ training camp in
case of war. This officers’ camp was
authorized by a recent act of Congress,
and permits college men after thorough
training, and passing of the examina
tions, to enter the volunteer force as
A University drill squad of 60 men
has been organized, and has begun ac
tive drill. Instruction in bandaging
wounds and first aid is being given the
P h o to b y A m e ric a n P r e s s A sso ciatio n .
men by Trainer William Hayward.
Josephus Daniels, Secretary of the
War will hold up indefinitely the new
athletic field, which was to have been
built next year, according to A. R.
Tiffany, registrar of the University.
All intercollegiate games will be can
Mobilization of the second company,
Coast Artillery, will take from college
activity both Nicholas Jaureguy, of
Tacoma, Wash., president of the asso
ciated student body, and Ernest Wat
kins, Bandon, Oregon, vice-president
of the student body, and will place
Conway and Others to Take Miss Jennie Huggins, Portland, the
present secretary, at the head of the
Stock at Par
organization. In this event it will be
the first time that a woman has held
this office in the history of the Univer
Last Wednesday F. E. Conway, of sity.
Marshfield, and D. Perozzi, of Ashland,
were here in the interests of tiie But
tercup Dairy Products company and
offered the directors of the Coquille
Valley Creamery company $7,000 spot
cash for the plant and enough more to
pay for the supplies on hand, amount
ing to possibly $500. It was impossible
for the directors to close the deal, as
E. E. Johnson has sold his lease on
the proposition must be accepted by the Dollar sawmill to the Sitka Spruce
the stockholders, but notices were sent company and from now on it will be
out the same evening to nil the stock operated by them in cutting the lumber
holders notifying them of a creamery which they had contracted for with Mr.
meeting to be held at the creamery Johnson.
on Wednesday, April 18, at 10 a. m. It
Mr. Johnson also sold them the
is urged that every owner of stock be spruce timber he had purchased to fill
present or represented by a proxy. the contract and his contract with
Also they are requested to bring with Ausen.Bros.,for the lugging. He went
them their certificates of stock, for to San Francisco Sunday to complete
after the closing of the deal every ore the arrangements for the deal and ex
of them can call at the Farmers and pects to be back Friday.
Merchants Bank and receive the $25
After obtaining the contract from
par value for each share he holds.
the Sitka Spruce company for large
It is anticipated that the $7,000 will amounts of spruce which, it was under
not only pay par for the 130 shares of stood, was to be sold to European gov
stock outstanding, wipe out the $2,500 ernments for the construction of aero
mortgage and pay any other indebted planes, Mr. Johnson leased the Dollar
ness, but leave a small surplus for the mill, which had been lying idle for sev
eral years, as the capacity of the John
The new owners intend to immediate son mill was not sufficient to fill the
ly convert the creamery into a cheese order. Since it has developed that the
factory from which will be turned out specifications of the Sitka company
not only the staple lines of cheese such were complicated, as they must be for
as are already made in the county, but aeroplane stock and a deal was finally
many fancy brands not heretofore man consummated whereby the spruce could
ufactured in this section of the state.
be cut by the company selling it to the
When Mr. Perozzi was in San Fran European markets.
cisco last week he sold $200,000 worth
Roy Wernick, who has been here in
of cheese, F. O. B. Coquille, for deliv the interests of the company moBt of
ery this year so it can be seen that the time since the contract was secured
they are going to let no grass grow «ill have charge of the mill in the fu
under their feet in getting cheese mak ture. The mill started up today under
ing machinery installed,
the new management.
Mr. Perozzi will return and take
In the future Mr. Johnson will again
charge of the plant as soon as the ar devote all his time to the operation of
rangements have been made but ex his mill here.
pects to retain both Henry Belloni and
Cecil Elwood for the butter department
which mU6t be maintained to take care
of the cream from Fairview and be
yond and those patrons who desire their
yield manufactured into butter.
In view of finding that articles of in
corporation, when the capital stock of
the creamery was increased to $10,000,
were not filed at the county clsrk’s
office here, the transfer of stock will
be made to Mr. Conway personally and
he will transfer it to the Dairy Pro
ducts company when the legal entangle
ments have been straightened out.
it is not expected to change the
name of the creamery at once, but to
begin the manufacture of cheese under
the Coquille Valley Creamery company
While this sale does not assure the
location here of the condensary, on
account of which Mr. Conway first en
tered this field, it will go a long way
towards securing its establishment as
soon as the cows in this section of the
valley become numerous enough to
supply the 40,000 or 50,000 pounds of
milk required for the profitable opera
tion of a condensary. And this devel
opment of the dairy herds is another
thing on which the Gary Products com
pany is banking heavily. With the
registered cows they intend to ship in
on easy terms and the bringing in of
' % ■ -'MS
more dairy farmers to develop the un
producing land, another year or so
should see the milk output sufficient to
make the condensary business a suc-
TO PAY CASH
Lease on Mill
Seventy-Five Patriotic Men
Have Signed Up to Drill
Three Times a Week
WOULD CLOSE STORES EARLY
First Drill Will be Held Wed
The Coquille Military Reserve, is the
name of the organization formed here
by business men and others at a meet
ing held Friday night. The purpose
of the organization is to instruct its
members in the fundamentals of mili
tary drill and prepare them to the
point where, should they be called on
to qnter the army, they would not be
in ignorance of the methods ana prac
J. E. Norton was elected president
of the Reserves and O. C. Sanford sec
retary. The other officers will be
The second patriotic meeting waa
held in the court house last night to
which a large number turned out. It
was decided to commence drilling to
morrow night and a committee was ap
pointed to see the heads of all the stores
in town and if possible to have the time
of closing for grocery and dry goods
stores and other stores of this nature
changed from seven to six and to have
the hour thus saved given over to the
drill. Confectioneries will also be ask
ed to close on drill nights which will
occur three times a week.
By last night over 70 members had
signed up for the drill and it is expect
ed that a great many more will join.
The question of guns for drill pur
poses came up last night and an effort
will be made to buy some of the dis
carded array rifles which it it thought
will answer the purpjie.
Celebrates Golden W edding
With 47 members of their family
present, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Clinton
celebrated their golden wedding at the
Clinton farm near Norway Sunday.
All immediate relatives of the uld peo
ple were present with the exception of
nine grand- and great grandchildren.
Mr. Clinton is 69 years o’ age and Mrs.
Clinton is three years younger.
Mr. and Mrs.'Clinton were married
in Missouri, April 8, 1837, and came to
Coos county in the early seventies. At
that time they settled on a farm near
the Fox biidge above Gravel Ford and
here they raised a family of nine boys
and three girls, one of the girls dying
after she was grown.
The boys, all but one of which are
residents of Coos county are: J , ni, J esse,
Marian, George, Alva, Edward, Samuel,
Clarence, and Ray; the girls: Mrs.
Dora Schrocder and Mrs. Mar; Schroe-
At the dinner Sunday there were
five great grandchildren of Mr. and
Mrs. Clinton. George, the only son
living outside of Coo i county, came from
Orville. Calif., Saturday especially to be
present at the 50th Wedding anniversa
ry of fattier and mother.