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THE BANDON RECORDER
Ban don By-the-Sea has the Prettiest Beach on the Coast
BANDON, OREGON. NOVEMBER 30, 1915
School Patrons Turn Out To Consider Bud
get. Vote Twenty Mills
By n majority of one voto the school
district of Bundon determined lass!
night to raise as much money (is
would he spent on the schools during
the coming yeur, with a small margin
over. A apodal tax of 20 mills was de
cided on and it was figured that this
would raise a sum in the neighbor
hood of $27,000. While this is consid
erably short of the forty thousand
asked for in the prepared budget, it
will handle the current expense: which
in more than any of the levies for the
past four years lias done.
The announcement of the meeting
(.roused much interest among the pat-
oris of the school. It was reported
thut there would bo strong opposi
tion anil was even asserted that an
ClTort would bo mr.de to cripple the
high school. Spurred on by these con
flicting reports friends of the school
turned out in large numbers to ofset
whatever might happen.
The assembly room was crowded to
if.a capacity when Mrs. Hcrtina Kami
lud called the assemblage to order.
School Clerk Knight read the min
utes of tho mooting of the board which
oiled the special meeting and also
lead tho budget as ndvertiBcd in the
Scarcely had tho clerk concluded,
when A. Haborly was on his feet with
an inquiry. He said the budget dis
closed tho amount of funds niked for
Lit said nothing of the source from
viilch the mniiov was to 1. obtained
Ha ' t-,: ilia a3fUtrtnW8rr1tw)( 't.f.XVtK&ii.'aMd -rose
t w 8"h iol district.
Tht , he as i iformed, hud beer ov
n n m lb in dollau but with the fire
Kid shrunk a littlo and was now
1 ttle less than tho round sum, bul
f jr purposes of calculation could be
placed at u million.
Mr. Haberly then moved a levy of
1 i mills. In support of his motion he
t jok tho proposed budget and pro
teded to tenr it to pieces, lie declared
tl.o school was spending a bundled
i.illars on each pupil which ho thought
as too much. He thought the pro
1 ortion for salaries in the high school
v:is excessive. Tho salaries of grade
teachers and of the janitors he could
rot criticise but all the other items on
the list camo in for his disapproval
In tht) days when he had been connect
til with the school board the schoo
nlfairs had been for more economical
ly administered. Tho appropriation
for library books in view of the fact
that the city had a library, was unnec
oaary. All of tho various smaller items
were too high and the additional levy
of $500 for incidentals taxed his pa
tience very greatly. Ho thought that
no last years levy was seventeen mills
there should be a reduction this yeur
end he thought fifteen mills would
the right figure.
Ho thought our school Uixntion was
altogether to high and .iid many
places got along with a ten mills levy
and Portland only raised four mills
Ho was especialy positive about the
excess in the clerk's salary saying thin
used to be $150 a year nnd he thought
this was enough. This brought the
response from the chairman that the
ualary of tho clerk had been brought
to its present figure by motion of Mr.
Haberly himself but ho disputed thi
Supt. Tiirnbull took the floor in de
fense of tho Item for library books.
He explained that this expenditure
was necesary by tho requirement of
tho state olllce; first for supplementary
readers to be used in the lower grades
n. d secondly certain reference books
icquired in order to standardize the
school and enable it to get tuition from
out of tho district students, and cost
of the bonks wih more than met by
the extra receipts.
Mr Haberly had criticised tho
mint spent in exporting the books and
tho I'lmirmiui explained (hat tint law
U'qulrrij Hid hook to I hi audited iin
i uiilly ami in order to get llm luniks
Id ponitlon I he)' liml to l t'Xpmlfil
uml uliii thought llm Minounl rlmiHi'd
for Hum woik wu rouMiimhln.
Tim fkrtiMivti unimiiii for lljthl und
jyww vn uo utiiijiluliwul u uihI II
,4ii plmiun Hiui ihin mj bum
w njiot wild ujj iujtjf. Tfcpy liuj
iuiiilly wijImJM Qt tJj mi e
light but careless ones would leave
lights on and the meters would reg
istcr the voltage.
Relative to the item for repairs it
was stated that the high school build
ing would have to he painted and this
would cost $500.
As to reducing teacher's salaries
the contincts were all signed for the
present year and would have to be
lived up to.
The nvcrage attendance was given
as 050. This aroused M. Hrcuer witl
tho remark that the 050 pupils re
quired 17 teachers. Mrs. Kausrud re
torted that the results showed it.
The amount in outstanding warrants
was given as $13,000. Of this $8,000
was duo to uncollected taxes extend
ing back over a period of six years
I ne balance oi me warrants were
brought about by continually under
estimating expenses and making the
tax levy too small.
The valuation of the district is
F. J. Cliatburi had been doing none
mental figuring and arose to present
his views. He (bought a tax of 18
mills would be sufficient and presented
figures in furtherance of his ideas
Mr. Sorcnsen wanted to know what
ho would do with the outstanding war
J. Ira Sidwell here had a bright
ilea and remarked it was time to stop
calking and get to voting on the levy,
Figures r.nd cross figures were pre
dated and it was shown that 18 mills
levy would not cover the estimate of
ictual expenses. State and county
money was estimated at $7,000 which
tfith the 18 mills levy woirtd run short
of the estimated rwent expenses.
Just for a change Mrs. Kausrud re
niuded the meeting that serial bonds
)f $20,000 at tho rate of $2,000 a year
.vould be duo to Iwjjin in three years
ii d asked how this would bo met.
Mayor Topping feltMhe uplifting:
La his feet to give utti-mnce. He end
jd by branching o(F ink. an oration in
whi' h at timed ho climbed to the
heights of eloquence.
He said ho hud bcen accused of be
ing extravagant, mostly in tho use of
unguage. Mr. Sidwell was anxious to
jet to voting. Sid probably had a date
vith his best girl and was anxious to
;ot away. He, the mayor, proposed to
discuss a few things.
A new law demanded the formation
)f a budget and the advertising of the
lame. Otherwise the old program
.vould have been gone through with
The board would have made an es
limate, under, of course and the meet
ing would cut this, making a deficit
hat grew larger with each succeeding
The reason this law hadbenn passed
vvas that bond buyers insisted on it
I'hey thought the Oregon school dis
trict patrons should bo made to see
llie financial situation of each dis
trict at the tax voting time that they
might vote thoJr levies with their
3yes open. Oregon cities were all a-
like, the speaker asserted. Portland
the richest city in the world accord
ing to size was practically bankrupt
He said tho voters of the district
miyht as well face the situation one
time as another. They could call a halt
ind cut expenses but a cut of any
mo meant to go backwards.
the management was up to the
ichool board. There was nothing in it
for them and they could bo depended
on to serve in a public spirited man
ner.He declared that to hit the pocket
look was to hit in a tender stmt and
was bad but to hit at the home was
worse. The times demanded economy
and it wr.s right that it should bo ex
acted. They could cut down living
expenses, they could cut down city
expenses but to cut in the school was
robbing the growing boy and girl of
that which succeceding years would
Col. Kosa said all wished to do jus
tice to the school and to tho school
teacher. Ho wanted the warrants she
received to be the sumo ac cash. He
moved to amend Mr. Hubnrly'n mo
lion to make the rate of taxution 1H
A ilUctiHtlou then nromi uu to
whether IN mill wan enough. It wun
uggynti'd thut twenty mill would
meet Iho utinuit for the I'liriuiit yt'ur
mil glvii u llllli) over. II w proponed
u lot in votor liuvo hi I'lioifii of I in
UiiKf iuujxmuU in Hid vidliiK- A mo
ii mm ml tut uiikouimmii ih.. moiiim
it ulimly Mm ihu inmiijiiir und
Uiti LJMl) JWiiimbJ UmmuImLii i man.
Bar View Hotel Wastes Away. Advent
tires Witk Beach Stage
The storm which has prevailed in
this locality for ths past three weeks
and which was especially violent dur
ing the early part of last week has
been general along the coast and es
pecially violent in Western Oregon
liar View, situated on the point of
Tillamook bay appears to have been
llw. wnrat hit nml dnmntr,. umn done
there which will aggregate between
thirty and forty thousand dollars. The
liarv ow lint nnd annex wns washed
nuMiv. nnonnntinir fnr half nf h lnnQ.
The Coos Bav Times eives another-
instance of weather that serves to il
lustrate conditions on the north pas
sage to the outside world.
The Times says:
Jon Wnn.i. n mib.cnntrnctnr on the
railroad work at Ten Mile, caught the
beach stage at Ten Mile creek ye3tr-
day and was going to Portland. Ho
had a suitcase nd while waiting for a
boat to take him cross the Umpqua
nerclicil nn nn n lni. It lnnkmt nnrfort.
ly safe, but suddenly a big wave came
dashing in, washing tho log away and
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making Wons hurry for his safety. He
lost his suitcase hut made a second
lash into the surf and recovered it,
He went back on the beach a little
further and opened up the suitcase to
let out ho water. He removed the ar
ticles and wrung the water out, laying
them on a log. A second breaker, big
ger than the one before caught him in
the midst of the operations and wash-
d.way-a-good share of his clothing.
A. M. Onkna whn nrrivp In VAotm-.
day, said that the night before last
;V3S the roughest he ever experienced
uu inu Luasu jiu suiu uiui vne wina
was actually so strong that a Ford
machine could not travel against it
in high gear. Tho machines had to
be run on low gear to make headway,
Many people who owned lots on the
point had their real estate washed a-
way and now are puzzled to know
whether they still own their property!
or whether it is a part of tho govern-
nicnt owned beach.
Amazon creek at Eugene developed I
i flood and covered several blocks of
the university city with water. 00 and
70 miles gales were reported at differ-
ent places along the coast.
The stages operating north from
Coos buy to the connection of with the
Willamette Pacific railroud were hard
put to make connections and for a
ihort time had to give up entirely.
A drummer, L. Rosenfelt of Port-
land lost a suit valico with sample
lats. It was while crossing Ten Mile
reek that tho door flow open and the
use was washed out to sea.
The next meeting of the Patron-
Teachers' Associution wil bo held in
the auditorium of tho hiirh school
miming on Friduy evening of next
.veck. The following program will be
Song Selected Miss Mfsterson,
Reading Selected Miss Hilde.
Elements of Leadership:
Mr. Wade, In Teaching,
Mrs. Papa, In the Home,
Mr. Mast, In Social Life,
Mr. Topping, In Business.
Discussion by Audience.
Songs: The Old Oaken Bucket and
The annuul school census at North
Bend discloses the fact thut there lire
180 less pupils in the district than
there were lust your. This year's to-
tal is H53.
fJliTli Ann? problem Into th dlumr.l
But u cubhtitute motion Ktralk'hten. I
d the thing out and Guy Dlnnel und
Chris ItamiiiiNVeii wero uppolnted tel.
Ii'm. On u ncroiul thought C l Pupu
whs uddeii lo thu lint o tuku down
I lie milium of llm voter. It wus ex-
plumed ilmi only num und women
roil Id volu who hi Id luxublv jiropurly
in limn own nunui.
Thu fii ii m finul bblloi luminal,
I'ur It IiiIIIj, Wi For 18 mltU JlKi Fur
90 MU, Of tr U inllli, Ii bhink i,
DIED AT SALEM
Alfred Machado Dies In State Hospital
Sent Fren County Last Week
Albert Machcdo, one ol tho pioneer
citizens of Bandon died in the state
hospital far the insane at Salem yes
terday. He had been ailing for some
time about five years and had made
his home at C. F. Herman's at Pros
per. His condition grew worse and he
was taken to Coquille for examination
and his case was deemed one subject
lor ",B a",'K uuinomies aimoilgll Mrs
vu.umeereu to uo ncr best lor
"B ,L" Ior lne,norin a week ago
"""' " mu not live a W03K
"ter reaching bolem.
1,18 oouy w, 00 urougnt to Bandon
for burial with tho next arrival of ex
press from Portland which will not be
for two weeks yet,
Mr. Machado was 77 years and 6
monwis in age ana was of 1'ortugese
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dcscent- IIc had bcen a whaler in his
N,0Uth and !t was tol(1 of him that when
u s'"m wna,e was washed upon the
beech he was the on,V man, ay
to cognize the variety of the mam
anu Duwn Oil.
1,0 ,eaves no amiiy. Mrs. Herman
ista ha" s.,ster .f his wife and he has
u u''ur "us ness at myrtle l'oint
. "uu 1,vea ,n v-003 county some
thing like 35 yer.rs.
WILL DO SHARE
Tax Meeting Failed To Develop Strong Op-
BOsklM To lax ProenUB
Although a crowd that filled the
city hall council chamber turned out
at the tax talk tonight no great
amount of heat was engendered,
Neither were any rcsoluions of ap-
proval or disapproval adopted.
Citizens of the city have evidently
determined that affairs of the city
must continue until the end of the fis
cal year and they might as well bot-
tie up their wrath until that time,
In the absence of the mayor Chair-
man Mast of the council presided.
An occupation tax wits discussed
txa about the only remedy that could
he utilized until the time came to
vote another tax levy. The consti-
tutionality of this was questioned and
it was agreed it would depend on tho
public spirit of the citizens as to how
effective this tax would be to stop the
breech in the city's finances
The agate shop formerly run by
Hessig and Porter has changed hands
and will now bo conducted by Orville
Biggs. Curl Hessig bus entered the
employ of Subro Bros, und will learn
tne Jewelry business. Mr. Biggs is an
experienced grinder of agates having
nenmred ins experience with Subro
uro8 11 oeinK someimng oi a case oi
lraae Jobs "elween him and Mr. lies
Made Him Feel Rich
As an aftermath of a proper cele
bration of Thanksgiving eve, a citizen
of Bandon found a five dollar bill on
tho streets of the city tho morning of
Thanksgiving day. The finder's thanks
giving would havo been moro com
plete if the greenback itself had been
complete. It wus only a frag-
'ntory v tnat ,ie found. The piece of
l,nPer money was torn lengthwise in
,0 rutc', halves, the found part being
only tho lower portion thereof. It was
as if omu one hud seized the crum.
tiled greenback: a hulf In each fist und
severed it by a mighty wrench,
The king of pugillntii, John L. Hul-
livun, toll III lilo memoirs of u brum!
"f whUky known u "rubblt whUky"
Tho uxplunutlon wus thut two drink
nt It won hi nutU u bull dog tourug-
t"u enough In plt In u hull dog' uyv
Kverythlnif ronildi-rvd, hu rubblt vu-
imiy or wnuKy win imvu to yii thv
imlm lu lht lliidoii brsml thai In
Ihino tiuit tun induvv u muii lo Uur
uji r)v Jgllur In ml my.
At the K. P. Hall, 2:30, P. M., Sat
urday, December 11th
mi iiiiuresung program la pre-
nnred. tit-ninnti,irT Imtli orli.u .....i
enile talent. There will be plenty
good music. ou don't want to miss
me nign scnool boy's version of school
life. It's funny.
I he nominal admission price should
assure a crowd, particularly as the
iunns raised are for renewing the
periodical subscriptions at the Libra
ry. ou are cordially invited to come
and bring a friend.
Regular admission 10 cts. Children,
unaer o yrs., 5 cts.
ROUND TABLE TO
Men School Teachers To Meet At County
Supt. Turnbull of this city is fa
thering a plan to organize a Coos
County Round Table Association, to
which only male teachers of the coun
ty are clfgable. The first meeting
will be held nt Coquille Saturday at
which time a permanent organization
will be effected.
The first work to be done will be
tho election of officers and adoption
of a setof by-laws.
Discussion: "The Dutv of Hie;h
Schools in Providing Social Life For
ts Pupils" led by Supt. C. A. Howard
"Sidelights on the N. E. A." by
SuDt F. A. Tiedcen of Marshfield.
Discussion: "The Parent Teachers'
r.ssnrintinn lo.l liw Knnl W V
Smith of Myrtle Point.
Discussion: "Three Semester -18-
Week School Year," led by Prof. J.
Grubb of Nort Bend.
Dinner will be served at tho Wick-
Afternoon session will take up tho
Discussion: "Relation of City High
Schools to Rural Schools" led by F.
S. Gamwoll of Powers.
The meeting will be held in the
Coquille City Hall at 10 o'clock. Ex-
penscs of traveling will be prorated.
Successful Bidders For
East Side School Work
Bids for the finishing of part of
the upper story of the east side school
were opened last week and the con
tract will be given to Mehl and Boot
cher, their bid of $1,527.35 being the
Other bids submitted were:
E. B. Fish $1584.00
n . ' r .
Payne, Latson, Johnson 1018.00
The Bandon Hardware was the low.
est bidder for the plumbing, heating
and ventilating at $238.
Schroeder and Hildebrand of Marsh
field bid $258.
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ers' room, one cloak room and one
hall way. Also the plastering of the
remainder of the five rooms on the
upper story of thin building but not
The contracts were not let us the
formality of accepting the bond bids
has not bcen completed. Supt. Baker
who was in the city yesterday took the
bids with him to tho county cent and
will report in a short time.
Sinco the bonds were voted for a
specified purpose the money derived
from their sale can not bo applied to
tny other purpose.
The good ship Ruby which hug been
ubHont for somo time from Bundon
hut which is scheduled to return for u
six month's ilmrter from thu I'ninjmr
mill has been wulting oulsldi-- for u
rhunro to get In thu nvor und Inigin
her dutlos. Tin- Huhy is u Hin-u iiuiklor
built In Hun I'runelwio whuh hus tuk-
mt muny u loud out ol lh nvur .Hum
months uyu hu hud u kumiIiiiu mplm
put uUuunl ml with lir now illKiiltiw
nwl u till lo AulrJiu ml In Alt-
M. Cmn lUtilh, www rijJvjt
6t 111 kHy It Id i y litr,
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of Optimism Rampant At West Coast Manu-
fadurers MppI Prirpt On Hip Rica
It is variously reported on what
purports to be reliablo authority thut
one of the saw mills of Coos countv
- has recently refused to fill two orders
aggregating three and a half million
feet, nt an advarice over nrosent uric.
es of $2.50 oar thousand feat, nml nro.
confidently relying on tho hono that
they will be able to receive an advance
at least of $5 per thousand by not lat
er then the first of tho yenr, all lum
bermen, particularly on Coos Hay aro
extromely cnthuciastic over tho pro
spects of the lumber situation.
The C. A. Smith mill of Marshfield
has incre.".ccd its run from four to
five days a week.
The mills of tho Puget Sound dist-
ict are receiving many inquiries and
somo orders but thoy seem to bo a
unit in holding for a $5 r.dvanco in
prices wnicn apparently is coming
Many people confidently predict
thnl at least one of tho Coquille Riv
er mills will begin operation by tho
irst of Junuary, next nnd that others
.vill begin before spring.
In addition to statements showing
market conditions have greatly im-
Prved and prices advanced, members
01 lne west Loast Lumber Manufac-
turcrs Association this afternoon at
1110 quarterly meeting showed ovid-
enco tnat tnc 'umber industry is on tho
upturn oi bettor times. There wero
aUoul 70 lumbermen present, most of
whom attended tho banquet and infor-
mal ooa llm: tonignt, winch Include
1 00 a 1710CK trial.
Facts brought out at the meeting in
cluded: That drop siding has advanc
ed $5 within tha last few weeks, and
orders have been turned down at that
figure, which is within 50 cents of tho
1012 price; stocks on hand at 88 mills
Portinp this year, 1914 and 1913,
anow uccrcascs over last year at ino-
vumuer 1 ul Iro,n M l. Per, cont '
nearly every grade and prices in every
rado of lumber except No. 1 and No.
2 vertical grain flooring, 1 by 4 inch,
have increased until thoy aro now u
bout lovel with tho 1913 prices and in
i:ome instances ahead.
Tho trustees of the association at
their morning session voted tb change
the name to tho West Coast Lumber
meiis' Association to broaden tho scope
of the membership.
( ill 1 ti iDin it-fin tivufiisnnrl l.i, ...mM..
lunlj(irmal who ta,k'cd at U)0 mectin'
ind it was plainly brought out that
he lumbermen arc standing together
is never before to bring the industry
lt of th(j
jf an Eastern inspection office was an
nounced by secretary Thorp G. Bab-
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cock, the association's inspector to be
located at Minneapolis within a few
A. C. Dickson, of the BGooth-Kelly
lumber Company, of Oregon, said the
mills in his district arc getting all the
orders they can handle, and that his
firm had refused an order for 300 car-
oa,ls recel,tiy ,)eCnuse tho prices did
not conio up to what they wanted.
E. D. Kingsley, of Portland report
ed on prices mil linen are getting there
ind it was found these are from $1.50
lo $2.50 lower than prices asked here.
Seattle operators declare that tho
Southern mills had taken their travel
ing men off the ror.d because they hud
ill the business they could produce.
Ho Ha hi prices in tho Northwest should
udvance and thut the mills nlioul.l
quote no prices for future delivery.
.More openness about prices, strength-
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men wero suggested us needed In h
PBPU' lY Austin Curr, spcoiul
K"it of thu Hiiruuu of f!ommtfrrti
w'" '" I"""' InvimtlgutliiK lumber
-i"iiiion on uim uoust smew m
'"' i uw hus !oniilulod his work
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IVwulont J. M. UItJul in hl nuor.
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