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T he C oquille H erald
COQUILLE, COOS COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 1917.
United States ^cout C- uiser Chester
Photo by American Presa A ss o c ia tio n .
W ith n speed o f tw enty-six knots nn hour the Chester Is the fastest crul».*r
In the United States navy. She has a displacem ent o f 8,750 tons, anil her guns
consist o f tw o five-inch and six three-inch She w as built at the cost o f $1.086,
574 and has 356 officer* and men.
sides. Of course he is a typical Penn-
9ylvia Dutchman and there is only one
pince w here they are to be found. So
John B. O ’Brien, who directed the pro
duction for the Famous Players, took
his company to the h eart of the Penn
sylvania Dutch country in order to g et
ju s t the proper flavor.
Those who are accustomed to connect
the nam e of Mary Pickford with deli
cate comedy and real pathos will not be
disappointed when the popular favorite
appears in “ Hulda from H olland,” for
this delightful rom antic comedy-drama
embodies all the heart-appeal for which
Miss Pickford is celebrated. But it is
all dressed up in a new form of pre
sentation and in a new guise th a t is so
original in trea tm e n t th a t even those
who have seen the s ta r in every one of
her g re a t successes will find much th a t
is new and more th a t is irresistable in
In support of Miss Pickford there ap
pear F rank Losee, John Bowers, R us
sell B assett, Charles Vernon, and little
H aral Ilollacher.
New s of County, S tate and
N ational In terest Told in
B rief Concise Form
Salem—Winttenberg-King Co. of The
Dalles, will erect $150,000 fruit and
vegetable process factory here employ
ing 200 persons.
Balter—Work starts on construction
of 150,000-foot capacity saw mill near
Gardiner—Reedsport fresh fish cold
storage plant nearing completion.
Forest Grove—Work on Gales Creek
and Wilson River railroad to Tillamook
to start soon. 15 miles to be built at
Albany is slated to have cannery.
East Gardiner—S. P. Co. to build two
story brick veneer Station here.
Astoria plans much improvement
work, $250,000 will be expended in pav
ing and improving streets and $50,000
Eugene—Cheese factory to be started
here May 1.
Coos Bay—Work started on Standard
Oil Co’s. $80,000 plant here.
Astoria—Wilson shipyard enlarges
and expects to build 12 ships.
Monmouth—Monmouth grange goes
on record in favor of good roads and
score Grange Master Spence for his
position that grangers of state oppose
Dixie—Fox farming is paying busi
Brookings mill may operate soon.
St. Helens—$6,000 business block to
be built here.
Prlneville—Contract let for 33,000
railroad ties, at from 30 to 40 cents.
G reenup on th e W ar
While most every one has his own
opinion on the w ar, how long it will
last, w hether or not we will send troops
to E urope, etc,, it may be well to quote
P riv a te Greenup, a recruiting officer,
who, being in the service, m ight per
haps be b e tte r acquainted with some of
the inside facts than some of us. He
is of the opinion th a t the fighting is go
ing to tak e place on the Mexican Bor
der. The way the Allies, especially the
French, are m aking headway, he fig
ures th a t they do not need the assist
ance of the U nited S ta te s: while on the
other hand, the G erm ans have been
pouring into Mexico for several months
and lately enormous am ounts of gold
have been sent th ere. He thinks there
will be border fighting within a short
tim e betw een the United S ta te s and
a G erm an Mexican arm y.
In Sunny Florida
Private Greenup, the recruiting offi
cer who was here the last of the week, |
tells a mosquito story which somewhat
surpasses any of recent date. He says
that on the coast of Florida a big mos
quito will light on you and start his bill
in. Of course you at once sw at him.
The blow kills the mosquito hut drives
the bill farther in ana clinches it. A
hammer is used to extract the bills
•which are then straightened out and
used for tacks.
The sand fleas also are very trouble
some, Mr. Greenup states. When you
are drilling and standing at attention
and are not allowed to make the least
sign of a move, one of these small pests
about as big as a pin point will plaster
itse lf on your nose or eyebrow and start
boring in. Inside of a minute he will
have you feeling like you had your face
on the firing line, stopping grape shot.
But you've got to bear it and stand at
M ary Pickford S tarred
In “H ulda from H olland”
Mary Pickford in wooden shoes!
Clumping and bumping about the Fa
mous Players studio, the celebrated
little star was a delightful and amusing
sight, but not so uproariously funny as
she will be on the screen of the Scenic
Saturday when she appears in the Fa
mous Players production "Hulda from
Holland," by Edith Barnard Delano,
which is Jo be the Paramount feature.
For the scenes in this fascinating
'Combination of comedy and pathos
which transpire in Holland, the pro
ducers erected a complete Dutch vil
lage and transported hundreds of “ vil
lagers ” to the spot where several days
were consumed in photographing the
action. When Hulda and her three lit
tle brothers leave Holland and come to
America the action is transferred to
Pennsylvania where Hulda’s uncle re-
P h o to b y A m e r ic a n PreBS A s s o c ia tio n *
M a jo r G eneral J. F r a n k lin Bell
G ran d Ju ry
The grand jury finished its work last
week in three days and adjourned Wed
nesday. Six indictmenta were return
ed, only one of which was made public
—that against Ralph d’Ambrosios, an
Italian, for an assault with a knife on a
Greek named Dresla, during a row in a
logging camp some time ago.
Old bills against Tom Madden and
Joe Coach were dismissed, as the Sen
tinel delicately puts it, "on account of
the removal of the parties iron' the
jurisdiction of the court.’’
A meeting o f the signers of the Co
quille National Farm Loan Association
is called to meet at the City Hall Sat
urday, April 28, 1917, for important
matters concerning the organization.
Also a ry other farmers desiring to join
are requested to be ptesent.
R. H. MAST, Sec.-Treas,
PER YEAR $1.50
United States Battleship Minnesota
¡The O ne T hing N eeded to
Insure Good Roads for
G rounds C leaned Up and
Beautified by New
Every body w ants j»ood roads.
need for improved highways is adm it
ted. Every citizen is anxious and will
ing to pay his share tow ards the cost
of building good roads. All the indi
vidual ever has insisted upon and is
asking today is th a t the public receive
one dollar of value for every dollar ex
pended in road construction.
quently in the past the public has not
received full value from these expen
ditures. But this has been due invar
iably to the lack of a system atic plan
of road building and an intelligent su
pervision of the work by public offi
cials charged with disbursing the fund.
TLw lust L egislature, however, pro
vided the necessary legislation for in
troducing in Oregon a system atic and
intelligent cam paign for the state-w ide
construction of perm anent hard surface
P h o to by A m erican P ress A ssociation.
highways. A com plete road code was
M a jo r G e n e r a l J o h n J . P e r s h in g .
adopted and a Highway Commission
created for its adm inistration. Another
m easure provided for the issuance of ties who are working it, can obtain a
bonds a g g reg atin g $1,800,000 w i t h loan thereon. The reply was th a t un
which to m atch an equal am ount pro der such circum stances neither the
vided by the G overnm ent, under the owner nor ten an t could obtain a loan on
Shackleford Act, for the construction the land. This will cut out many per
of post roads and fo rest roads.
sons here who have retired from and
Most im portant of the L egislative leased th eir farm s but who would like
m easures was th a t authorizing the is to obtain a loan a t low interest for im
sue of bonds to the am ount ot $6,000,- provem ents.
The local association was organized
000 for the construction of main trunk
lines throughout the sta te .
A t the with a m em bership of twelve, and the
same time, another bill was passed am ount of loans applied for was $39,-
doubling the annual license on all auto 500. It is likely th a t more m em bers
mobiles and m otor vehicles. The rev will be added before the new papers go
enue from this source, to g eth e r with in.
the money derived from the existing
one-fourth mill road tax will m eet all Old G lory is H onored
in te rest charges of the proposed bond
A t O regon Penitentiary
issue and re tire the bonds w ithout add
ing a dollar to the direct taxes of the
(From L end a Hand.)
On Sunday, March 18th, Old Glory
Of these various m easures, only one—
received her official honor a t the hands
the $6,000,000 Bond Bill—will be sub
of the inm ates and officers of this in
m itted to the voters for their approval
stitution in the back yard a t 8 a. m.
a t the special election, June 4th. This
“ Colors” was sounded by the two
m easure asks nothing of anybody ex
cornetists, and imm ediately afterw ard
cept th a t which he m ust pav under
the en tire band played th a t beautiful
laws which go into effect regardless of
old heart-stirrin g anthem of our nation,
w hether the bond issue be adopted. All
The S ta r Spangled Banner.
m anner of safeguards have been pro
The boys were lined up on the con
vided outside the bonding act. The
crete walk on the w est side of the yard
Highway Commission has been reor
in regular m ilitary form ation and a t
ganized, m ethods of road construction
the command of the m aster of cere
have been reform ed, com petition in
monies, Captain Murphy, every man
contracts has been made compulsory
raised his hand to his cap visor, paying
and an anti-conspiracy bill has been
respect to the nation’s emblem in a si
passed. A m ortization tables show th a t
the income now irrevocably provided
Every morning the flag is to be
will retire the $6,000,000 bond issue,
hoisted to the strains of the regular
m eet the requirem ents of the Federal
bugle arrangem ent and brought down
Act, provide m aintenance of roads and
a t sun-down with either bugle or band.
leave a surplus even if there be no in
The tru e feeling of patriotism is be
crease in assessed value or num ber of ing inaugurated here by the W arden
and in order to enhance the tru e spirit
Approval of the bond m easure by the of duty the regular arm y calls of T a t
voters is all th a t is needed to carry out too, Reveille and Taps are sounded in
the good roads cam paign effectively. their respective times.
Indorsem ent of the banks a t the June
This new system is very gratifying,
election would m ean th a t actual road inasmuch as a marked im provem ent is
construction could begin this year.
In noted in the attitude of the boys and
passing on this m easure, voters are not every man daily pays his trib u te to the
asked to vote blindly. The pending emblem th a t represents the g re a te st
bond bill describes w hat roads are to land in the world.
be constructed and defines the general
Hail Mighty Emblem,
character of their construction.
U ufurled above.
roads will be built under the super
P ro tect us with thy glorious love.
vision of the S ta te Highway Commis
May each heart-beat throb w ith joy
sion which was created for th a t specific
In the future of the A m erican boy.
The m em bers of the Commission are Southw estern C hristian
men of the stric te st integrity. They
Endeavor C onvention
are among the s ta te ’s m ost re p re se n ta
tive citizens who have achieved en
The first annual convention of the
viable success in the business world.
As appointees of Governor W ithy- I Southw estern Christian E ndeavor Union
combe, they may be depended upon to was held in Coquille April 20-22. The
conduct the business of s ta te road j them e of the convention was “ A F or
building w ith the same fidelity they j ward Look” which was emphasized in
have shown in th eir personal affairs. everything. Mr. Harold H um bert of
The personnel of the Commission is a Eugene was the chief speaker during
guarantee th a t all road funds coming the session. In his keynote address he
into its hands will he disbursed wisely laid g re a t stress on the fa c t th a t C hrist
tau g h t the ommon people as well as
the rich. In fact his them e was “ The
Common C hrist.” All phases of Union
Farm Loan Association
work was thoroughly discussed.
M ust be R eorganized
Saturday the chairmen of the various
com m ittees gave very in te restin g re
It appears that the organization of ports on their work and the officers re
the National Farm Loan Association at ported. The local Juniors gave an ex
thia place will have to be done over cellent program .
again. A t the time of the organiza
Saturday evening a banquet was held
tion and the sending in of applications, in the church basem ent. The conven
a full set of the necessary blanks had tion le tte r from Edna W hipple, sta te
not been secured. A complete set of superintendent of the unorganized de
blanks has now been received by R. H. partm en t, was read. New officers were
Mast, from the U. S. Farm Loan Bank elected and later installed.
at Spokane, and a meeting will be
Sunday morning Rev. Whiddon of
called at once to re-enact the prelimi N orth Bend preached the convention
serm on, using "C hristian Endeavor, an
A question was asked by Mr. Mast, O pportunity” as his subject.
as to whether a person living in the
In the afternoon Mr. Morris address
boundaries of another district, also ed the assembly, and the new secre
whether a person living outside the tary and president talked on Christian
boundaries o f any district, could obtain Endeavor.
a loan in this one. The reply to both
"Christian Patriotism” was the even
| these was that the question had not yet ing subject delivered by Rev. Vernon.
were sixty-two registered dele
Another question asked by Mr. Mast, gates, thirty-two from Coquille.
The convent:"'", w as a success in
; in which many people here are inter- every
fe atu re and the com m ittee wiah
| isted, was whether a person owning a to thank all those who so kindly helped
faun, but having it leased to other par- maka it a success.
The following, taken from Lend a
Hand, the publication issued by the in
m ates of the Oregon penitentiary, gives
some account of the im provem ents
made in the grounds a t th a t institution,
under the now warden:
The inner and outer appearance of
the grounds of thia institution are fa st
assum ing the aspect of beautiful lawns.
T he walks in the fro n t yard have
been lined with pretty pansies which
will tend to beautify the view and
creates a most pleasing spectacle to the
eyes of visitors, as well as those who
can see the long lane leading to liberty.
In place of the ragged appearance
heretofore noticed in the center of the
yard, rose bushes are to be seen in the
center of various artistic designs, thus
giving a home-like touch.
The back yard is where the g re a t
im provem ent was most needed and is
taking place. The upper yard was
originally sown in clover and grass
combined, thus creating a m ost dis
ta ste fu l sight. Now, however, the
m ost p art of the plot has been spaded
up and right in the center of it a sixty
foot flag pole with a g re at brass ball
on its top has been erected to bear Old
Glory du ing the day. The pole is su r
rounded by a circle of fine rock for a
foot path and encloses a s ta r planted
For about fifty feet on eith er side of
the s ta ll are various plots composing
sta rs and diamonds, with a peculiar
and interesting enclosing border about
two feet wide interw inding a t the
The W arden has settled the fa te of
the “ bull rin g ” for all tim e by a g re at
circle of variegating flower plots. Those
who have trod its round and tiresome
path have said a last good by to its
existence and are viewing with pleasure
the eye—pleasing change.
The old dungeon row of cells have
been abolished. In place of the dark,
black holes into which offenders were
p u t for infractions of the rules, the
doors have been torn off and new doors
put in place lettin g light into the cells.
Bunks have been installed, thus giving
room for another occupant.
H eretofore it was a hard task to g et
blankets washed in the laundry, but
arrangem ents have been made whereby
the blankets can be washed a t least
once a month. Bunks are being re
filled and in every way possible and as
fa r us practicable, the insanitary con
ditions are being alleviated.
The old germ -laden wooden floor in
the old tin shop where the unemployed
promenaded during inclem ent w eather
has been torn up and concrete floors
put down, thus affording a good walk
ing place with cuspidors in selected and
handy spots for use and a dandy hand
ball court has been arranged in the
lower corner where the inside men can
g e t active recreation during their spare
In place of nasty tin cans and like
m a tte r accum ulating over behind the
shops, the Incinerator takes care of all
th a t and relieves a situation th a t had
The entire yard has assumed a defi
nite and pleasing aspect and the boys
are more than g rateful to the Warden
for his hearty interest in us, and it has
been a source of employm ent for those
who had no assigned task to perform ,
and they have the opportunity and
benefit of working in the open air,
which is exceedingly gratifying.
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Photo by A n erlcan Pres» Association.
There nr« four tw elve-inch and eight eight-inch guns In the main battery
o f the Minnesota. T his battleship displaces 16, (XX) tons nnd is 456.3 feet in
length. She hns a speed of 1« knots, and her officers and men number 856.
evaporate surplus fruits and vegetables
vhen possible because there is going to
be a great shortage of tins. Doubtless
many canneries will be unable to run
during the summer months.
"America has no quarrel with any
nation but is opposed to autocratic
militarism. Nor should we be suspic
ious of our neighbors—the secret ser
vice men are paid to be suspicious.
We shall nred all the charity we can
President of G eneral Film
C om pany Gives His
D eclam atory an d O ratorical
(By Benj. B. Hampton, President Gen
As a result of the Coos County Ora
eral Film Co., Inc.)
torical-Declamatory Contest held at
If the principle of censorship should
the Masonic hall Friday evening, the be applied to general business as it has
girls’ cup goes to Coquille and the boys’ been to motion pictures in certain
cup to North Bend, the winners being states, we would have had red revolu
Ada Downs and Horace Byler. This iB tion in this country within twelve
the first time that Coquille has come months' time. The American business
into possession of the declamatory cup; man would rather fight than tolerate
in fact, no school has held this trophy ! "¡“ e to g 'th a tT h e motion "picture’ In-
more than one year. The inscriptions duitl.y ig compelled to endure in those
on it read as follows: 1914, Eva Han States where censorship is now in ex-
sen, Marshfield; 1915, Anna L. Truman, istcnce.
Good pictures, wholesome
North Bend; 1916, Belle Chatburn, Ban- pictures, instructive, progressive pic
don; 1917, Ada A. Downs, Coquille.
tures are impossible so long as uny man
The oratorical cup was put up in 1912 or any group of men are given the au
by Dr. T. J. McCormac, at that time tocratic right to determine what shall
president of the Marshfield school or shall not be Bhown on the screen.
board. It has been won as follows:
Censorship is un-American. Censor
1912, Chas. Van Zile, North Bend; 1913, ship in any form is so repugnant to
Kate Chatburn, Bandon: 1914, Earl American ideals and traditions that our
Leslie, Coquille; 1915, Merton Tyrrell, people would not tolerate it in pictures
Coquille; 1916, McDonald, Marshfield; i f —there are two “ ifs” ; the first is, if
1917, Horace K. Byler, North Bend, j
pUt>lic is made to realize that if
When either of these cups has been censorship creeps into one phare of our
won three times by the same school, it life it will find its way into others; and
will become the permanent possession second, if motion pictured can b •> made
of that school. This means that Bhouid clean the demand %or censorship will
either Coquille or North Bend win the die.
orrtorical contest next year, a new cup
The very popularity of pictures is re
will have to be provided for.
sponsible fer I ho demand for censor
As is usually the case, there was no ship. The movies have won such an
unanimity of opinion among (he people important, intimate place in so many
who made up the audience as to who million homer, that fathers a u moth
should have been awarded the prizes in ers deeply resent the sewage that slips
the contest last Friday. In this par onto the screen.
ticular contest a diversity of opinion
"Wc don’t dare let our children go
was fully justifiable for all the con- to the movies,” they say, “ because we
| cannot be sure that they will not see
indecent or suggestive pictures hidden
under snugly hypocritical title s.’’
Along comes the politician with his
eyes on new jobs (or the faithful and
suggests censorship. The public, with
out thinking deeply enough to under
stand the dangers o f ccnsurship, re
sponds to the place-hunter’s suggestion
— and censorship threatens us in nearly
a score of states.
STATISTICS PROVE SMALL
In fairness it cannot lie said that the
motion picture industry has brought
this curse on itself - any more than the
charge of indecency can he made justly
against the publishing industry because
an occasional panderer prints a vile
book or starts a filthy magazine or
Fortunately there are
H ow W om en M ay H elp
very few evil pictures but unfortun
ately they are very obnoxious. Statia-
W in the W orld W ar
1 tics compiled by experts prove that in
1916, of nearly ten thousand reels, leas
(By Mrs. Clara H. Waldo, Member O.
' than one hundred reels (about twenty-
A. C. Board of Regents.)
five pictures) were objectionable. Less
P h o to b y A m e ric a n P r e s s A sso c ia tio n .
O. A. C., Corvallis, Ore.—Sharing in
than one per cent of the output ia to
the toil of the fields, sacrificing all in
M a jo r G snsral H ugh L. 8 c o t t
blame for the danger that now threat
dividual tastes that interfere with
ens to throttle the art.
bountiful production of food supplies,
However, we must not deceive our
practicing rigid ecflnomy, and avoiding ! testants acquitted themselves exceed
neighborhood suspicion, are some of the ingly well and it was no easy matter selves. This bad one per cent is very
w sys in which women can help win the for the judge to determine the result. bad. Men who live, breathe and have
Superintendent W. R. R utherford their being in the Tenderloin of New
big war as pointed out by Mrs Clara
York, and the little Tenderloin of Los
Waldo, the woman member of the Ore- i of the Eugene schools acted as judge.
Angeles, forget that the great Ameri-
gon Agricultural College Board of Re- !
gents in speaking to the women stu- i
Drops D ead at the W heel I can public is not an ass. This un
healthy type of producer thinks that he
can market a mess of filth by disguis
"Women’s help is better in time of
Captain John Johnson, master of the
stress than at any other tim e,” said « tug Klyhiam, dropped dead at the wheel ing it as “ art” or "reform.”
she, “ for it is then that their intuition i Saturday while the tug was crossing the lieves that by posing a preacher at the
comes in—comes straight from the i bar at Bandon. The bar was rough. opening of a "white slave” picture, he
. . . can "get away” with rotten sex stuff.
spirit. You are to be joint tillers o f ! .,«1 the tug wouldI , have met . with
, preacher to ..endori„..
the soil in war time. You can help in disaster but for the fact that a deck ; ^
every mother and
the food and labor shortage by writing h .,d entered the p.lot house juat a . the
daugMerouKht , o „ee ,. he cgn
to the home folk what are the best captain co lapsed and he slezed the L
food crops to grow. Plenty of beans, whee and brought her safely in Lap- ^ worfc aR ..reform atlve/.
potatoes and carrots for winter use will ta i. Johnson was widely known having I No
ran foo| himae|f
cut down the home living cost and re bees a seafaring man along the coast
lease much other food material for fui a number of years. He wss famil-
loiner—unless it is his money-blind
isrly known ss "Big John.”
brother of Wall Street. The producer
"Grow Belgian hares. They are a
good cheap food and can be grown on
A t part of its fire protective Bystem who knows America by living in a high
the clover cuttings from the parks
and the Forest Service maintains 94 lookout priced hotel in Longacre Square know*
station« on high point, in the moun- nothing. If he spend, a few w eek , in
go- tarn* of Oregon and Washington. The«« New England, or the middle west, or
"Canneries and home« that are
(Continuel) on peg« l . J
ing to depend on tins might bqffin to ' gre manned only during the Are season.