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THE SCENIC ROAD
Busy Knitting for Our Boys
Coast Highway W ill Be a
in the Field.
Most Wonderful One.
From the Oregonian.
Miss Clare Sherwood, chairman of
Enthusiastic over the possibilities
the Coquille Red Cross Auxiliary, is
in receipt of the following letter from of developing a world-surpassing
Mrs. Carrie M. Corey, of Marshfield, scenic road along the coast was ex
the head of the county organization: pressed by S. Benson, chairman of the
State Highway Commission, and John
My dear Miss Sherwood:
You B. Yeon, roadmaster for Multnomah
no doubt have read of the urgent County, who returned to Portland
needs in France for knitted goods yesterday after a week’s motor trip
The American Red Cross is asking through the southwestern part of the
each state for so many sets of knitted state on which they were accompan
articles. Each set consists of one ied most of the distance by Governor
pair of wristlets, one pair of socks, Withycombe, State Highway Commis
one sleeveless sweater, one scarf. sioner Adams and Amos Benson.
Both Mr. Benson, Sr., and Mr. Yeon
Coos and Curry counties have been
asked to knit 250 of these sets by are convinced that the coast road, as
well as the mountain routes t o m
Will you please find out the number Grants Pass to Crescent City, Cal.,
of women that can knit and give us and from Roseburg to Coos Bay will,
an idea of the number of sets your when completed along standard lines,
community can make. The yarn and be instrumental in attracting many
full instructions for knitting will be motor tourists to Oregon. They point
furnished you. The person doing the out, too, that each of these roads is
work does not have to be a member of tremendous economic importance,
of the Red Cross. The need is so being needed to the full development
great all who can possibly help will be of these communities.
They feel that the coast road from
asked to do so.
Please let us know as soon as possi Coos Bay to the California line will
ble how many sets we car. count on be of scenic rather than commercial
from your community.
The sewing significance and, therefore, it must
is to go right on. The knitting can wait until the opportune time for
be done at home.
There was a meeting of Committees
Over and above all else they believe
No. 4 and 7, Material and Co-opera that the Pacific Highway and other
tion, in the Laird rooms last Tuesday main trunk roads must have first con
which it was decided to sideration and the coast and scenic
devote every afternoon next week to roads secondary consideration.
knitting. Coquille and vicinity is ex
“ After the scenic road down the
pected to furnish fifty knitted sets coast from Coos Bay to Crescent City
consisting of sweater, socks, muffler is finished, I do not believe anything
and wristlets by Octooer 1st.
in the world will surpass it,” said
This is a rush order. These gar Chairman Benson yesterday. “ From
ments are urgently needed before cold an economic standpoint this road
weather and every lady who can pos would not be of great importance,
sibly do so must help in this work. the Curry county district being less
We cannot fail to do our share when important, industrially, than its sis
the comfort and health of our boys ter county on the north, Coos. Be
in the trenches is at stake.
cause of the fact that the proposed
Every afternoon next week there coast road is to be of scenic rather
will be experienced knitters at the than commercial significance, the
Laird rooms ready to help all who are more important trunk roads, such as
willing to learn to knit, and they re the Pacific highway route, should re
quest every lady who can do so to ceive consideration ahead of it.
please bring knitting needles of any
“ I do not want to be understood as
size and description and odd bits of meaning that the proposed coast road
yarn f< practice work. The regular will not be built, as it most certainly
material furnished by the Red Cross will be, but it is to be done gradually
association will arrive later.
and in such a way as not to interfere
Whether you are a member of the with the more important work.
organization or not, whether you can
“ The road from Grants Pass to
knit or not, by all means attend these Crescent City is to be a most impor
tant commercial highway, as is evi
Will the ladies in the rural districts denced by the large amount of travel
please join us in this work as teachers which is already going that way. But
or pupils, any afternoon at any hour. the state should not, and will not.
Or if you can’t spare the time to stay spend its money on that route until
and work, perhaps you can loan your it is properly located.
knitting needles to others. It is al
“ This matter is entirely up to the
most impossible to obtain the needles counties through which the road runs,
just now, but both needles and yarn Josephine County, Oregon, and Del
wili be furnished the auxiliary as Norte County, California, and these
soon as possible and in the meantime two counties have not thus far come
there are many who are anxious to together on a right of way. When
learn to knit Will every lady try to they agree to meet on a new location
do her “ bit” in this must urgent ap and put their plans forward definitely
peal from our government?
The the state then probably will be in a
time is very short and we must get position to do its share.
busy at once if we accomplish what
“ The road from Coos Bay to Rose
is expected of us.
burg over the Myrtle Point-Camas
Valley route is in fairly good shape,
except about 20 miles over the moun
Deer Pasture on Beans.
tains. The traffic over this road has
We hear frequent complaints about
been heavy and it has been cut up
deer pasturing in bean patches now;
rather badly. The state will do some
and last Sunday afternoon while tak
work on this road in the near future
ing a ride with J. L. Smith we scared
and will also lay some hard-surface
up a young buck in the very act over
along the newly completed grades be
in the Fat Elk district. He watched
tween Marshfield and Coquille. This
from the edge of the woods for quite
road from Coos Bay to Roseburg is
a while for us to go on to resume his
highly important, from a commercial
interrupted repast, but when we start
ed toward him even without n gun he
If anything, Mr. Yeon is even more
bounded over a log with all the facile
enthusiastic than Mr. Benson over the
grace of his kind and disappeared in
scenic possibilities of road develop
the dense copse.
ment in the district covered by the
road authorities on the recent trip.
Poles Are All Delivered.
“Improvement of the Coast route
Manager McKenna informs us from Coos Bay south will be one of
this morning that steady progress is the greatest assets Oregon could pos
being made on the new high power sibly possess,” said Mr. Yeon yester-
line to Marshfield. The work of dis- lay. “ Futhermore, I think the com
truhuting the poles as far as Henry- pletion of this road along standard
ville will be finished this afternoon, lines will come quicker than people
and that will complete that job. The now realize due to the demand and
poles are now set for three miles from the recognized opportunity to make
Coquille, a mile beyond Cedar Point, a tenstrike along scenic lines.
“ Once the Pacific Highway is com
and the work of stringing the wires
is not very much behind. It is ex pleted on a proper line and connected
pected that the line will be in working with a wonderful Coast road, includ
ing the stretch from Coos Bav to
order by October first.
Crescent City, the Pacific Coast will
have a 1500-mile highway from Se
Wlil Cut More Spruce.
attle through Washington and Ore
John Aasen, of Coquille, was here gon to Los Angeles that will chal
yesterday trying to arrange to buy lenge the whole world for an equal.
some of the equipment and donkey This route will embrace all varienties
engines of the Gray Logging Co., of climate, some of the finest scenery
which recently closed its camp on outdoors, and will pass through a
South Coos River. If he gets it, he country of tremendous natural re
will probably open another logging sources and beauty.
ramp in the Boutin timber near Beav
“ The completion of these roads will,
er Slough, having arranged for more I predict, make Portland as important
acreage there.—Coos Bay from a tourist standpoint in the sum
mer as Los Angeles is in the winter
time. Good roads offer the key to the
B. E. Rodell suffered a crashed car great treasure store of tourists. W’e
tilage in the knee joint Wednesday have the greatest scenery in the
All we need is standardized
morning at the ferry when he was hit world.
by the cable. Dr. Hamilton attended roads to pull the tourists from all di
At the present time we
to the injured limb.
COOS & CURRY
Agricultural Exhibits, Fruit Ex
hibits, Live Stock Parade, Hogs,
Cattle and Poultry, Farm Ma
chinery Exhibits, Public School
Exhibits and a rattling good
LOW ROUND TRIP FARES
will be on sale from all stations
Cushman to Powers inclusive,
also Bandon to Myrtle Point and
return, from September 10th to
Return limit September 17th.
is a delicious beverage, ready to serve, as invigorating
and satisfying as coffee.
It is also a delicious flavoring for ice cream, gelatin,
custard, frosting, cake Ailing, pudding and fudge.
25c a can
All wheat and ready to eat. As fine a break
fast food as there is made.
15capkg. 2 for 25c
W. First National
Ask your local agent for particulars
John M. Scott, General Passenger Agent, Portland
SOU THERN PA C IFIC LINES
are losing them from both directions
because Oregon roads are poorer than
the roads of California anl Washing
“ Some of the road from Grants
Pass to Crescent City is exceedingly
narrow and in places it curves along
the sides of canyons that seem to rub
down for miles below the road. Over
an the coast road there are also mag
nificent views of the same sort, ex
cept that the Pacific Ocean rather
than a gulch is at the bottom of the
In some places the drop
from the road to ocean must be at
least 2000 feet.”
Spruce for Act jplanes.
Herbert Armstrong, with Henry
Buehner, Albert Brix and Geo. Ste
phenson, of North Bend, attended a
convention in Portland last week of
all the spruce manufactures of the
coast, who met with four representa
tives of the U. S. government, one of
the British, one of the Italian, and
one of the French.
At this convention the United
States officials announced that the
government will have to have 117,000,
000 feet of spruce timber for aero
plane stock within the next twelve
months. By close estimates, to secure
this amount of clear stock for aero
planes will require a cut of 1,100,000,-
000 feet of logs as not more than 10%
can be used
The best spruce, which is the only
kind that can be made available for
this use, grows with fir, cedar and
hemlock, and in order to get out the
spruce, at least as much more of
other timber would have to be cut.
According to manufacturing experts,
this cut would tax more than all the
available mills on the coast.
seems to indicate that every saw here
must be pushed to its utmost capac
Mr. Armstrong Btates that about
half of the Southern Oregon Company
tract at Empire is spruce. The Smith
Lumbc. Co. is not cutting any spruce
at the present time, having practical
ly exhausted their available supply.
Probably the biggest amount of
spruce on the coast is at Grays Har
Earl to Go to the Front Soon.
Mrs. H. A. Isensee recived a letter
from her son, Earl, Wednesday even
ing in which he said he was to leave
for France at once. Earl has been in
the hospital corps ever since his en
listment, more recently being sta
tioned at American Lake.
been making a fine record in his work
and this opportunity for early depart
ure to the front is evidently a reward
of merit. He and another young man
have been selected as hospital men
to accompany a company of engineers,
and will be associated with a Serbian
doctor who has already seen a year’s
service in the great war. Earl enjoys
the work and is tickled to death with
the opportunity for early service.
Bert Seal was exhibiting a potato
Sunday evening which he had just
dug that had three grass roots run
ning clear through the tuber, one root
extending two inches out from the
spud on either side. To convince the
skeptical he drevz out one root which
pulled right through.
He said he
found about 15 potatoes that day with
grass roots grown through them.
No matter who repaired your watch
or how many times repaired or its
condition, bring it to me and I wlil
make it run and keep time. V. R
Wilson, The Watchmaker. Coquille,
That Recall Petition.
The following is printed as the text
of the recall petition now being circu
lated for signatures in this county,
it seems to us that there should be
something besides bare assertions like
these to induce the voters to take the
radical step of asking that the mem
bers of the county court be removed
“ We, the undersigned, legal voters
of Coos county, Oregon, do hereby
petition and demand that (the offi
cials) who are now holding the of
ficers of county judge and commis
sioners, be recalled; and we hereby
demand that the county clerk of Coos
county, Oregon, call an election for
that purpose, in the manner provided
by law. The reasons for this demand
are: The said officials have proven
themselves to be incompetent, extra
vagant and unfaithful to the inter
ests of their constituents. They have
been instrumental in wasting thous
ands of dollars of public monies. They
have retained incompetent men in the
employ of the county. They have em
ployed incompetent men at extrava
gant compensation to perform ser
vices which other officers of the coun
ty were already paid to perform.
They have wasted the funds of the
county in the building of roads,
bridges and other structures that
were not needed, or were so construct
ed as to double and treble their rea
They have expended
the money of the county for their own
benefit and the benefit of their per
sonal friends, without benefit to the
people at large. They are unfitted, to
to administer the business of the pub
From Capper’s Weekly.
The other day a senator, asked how
to supply the revenue lost if the li
quor tax was knocked out, replied,
“ God knows.”
Nothing truer was ever said. God
knows; he certainly knows. The dif
ficulty is that the senator and his col
leagues are not likely to consult him.
Excess war profits this year will
run up to five billions of dollars.
Think of it. The mere profits in ex
cess of normal and legitimate profits
due to the human slaughter that is
sapping the strength of all Europe
and soon is to begin its havoc of
American lives— the excess profits
earned as a result of this great world
tragedy will amount to five billions,
and yet a senator, presumed to be
schooled in finance, professes not to
know where to obtain the money to
run the war. Where but from those
excess profits? The United States is
entitled to every dollar earned by the
munition factories and the othti in
dustries reveling in huge war profits,
yet the congress hesitates to take ev
en a half.
God knows that the war profiteers
should pay the great bulk of the tax
needed to conduct the war; the senate
should know that, also.
E. E. JOHNSON
WHY WASTE GREEN FEED AND BUY HAY?
BUILD A SILO
Wisconsin or Stave
Any size from 8x20 ft., 15 tons to
16x36 ft., 155 tons
Prices on lumber and any informa
tion on lumber and silos cheerfully
YSTEMATIZE your household expenses by
opening a bank account for your wife. Give
her a check book and teach her the use of it.
n r the butcher, the grocer, the baker, with
a •teck. Then at the end of the month,
you’ll find out just how mr ;h it costs you
to run the h*me. When payment by check
is made there never is any doubt as to whether or not
a bill is paid. The check is a receipt.
Besides, a checking account will give your wife a
business education. The number of ordinarily bright
women who know absolutely nothing of banking is sur
prising. If you are a husband, father, brother, you
cannot tell when death may overtake yon, and it is
well that your wife, daughter and sister know some
thing of banking.
MAKE UP YOUR MIND TODAY TO QIVE
YOUR WIFE A CHECK BOOK.
m u n ii»
Farmers and Merchants Bank
Only First Class Hotel in the City
We cater to the best trade ar.d our service
leaves nothing to be desired. Special writing
room and sample rooms for Commercial men.
Mrs. Luella Albee, of the upper
Fishtrap section, three and a half
The Patronage of the Traveler is Solicited
miles from Fishtrap landing, adver
tises a public sale of cattle, hogs,
chickens, farm implements and house
hold goods at one o’clock Saturday
afternoon. Sept. 8. A lunch will be
New Cases in Circuit Court.
sie O. Marlin. Suit for divorce.
served at noon, and E. E. Hampton
Aug. 29— Bennett Trust Co. vs. W.
will cry the sale. Mrs. Albee also I Au*r 27—Geo. King vs. City of
j Marshfield and others.
wants to rent her two ranches.
Aug. 30— Della Johson vs. Ortie
Aug. 27— Nettie Parker vs. Warren
Johnson. Suit for divorce.
E. A. Folsom is today moving his Parker. Suit for divorce.
confectionery stock and fixtures from
Aug. 28— John Wall and Margaret
Aug. 31—Catherine Thimsen vs.
his old location to the new one in the Wall, his wife, vs. Crescent Coal and Charles I. Reigard and Fannie L. Rei-
Richmond building which he has had Navigation Co.
gard, his wife, and the Land Invest
papered and fitted up in fine shape.
Aug. 28— Mary M. Marlin vs. Jes- ment Co.
CHARLES BAXTER, Proprietor