Western world. (Bandon, Coos County, Or.) 1912-1983, February 28, 1918, Image 1

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Delay ut City in Putting in Street
Work is Only Drawback Sow in
Sight——Council Says Action Will
be Taken on Return of Mayor—
Machinery Coming by Water.
Construction work on the new
Glebisch & Joplin milk condensing
plant here is progressing rapidly
and everything in connection with the
new industry looks favorable, accord­
ing to F. Joplin, member of the firm,
who in company with his son W. T.
Joplin, and his manager of the Mc-
Mlnville plant, J. G.
left for Portland today after spend­
ing several days in the community.
The only feature, according to -Mr.
Joplin, that may cause delay now is
the street work that is to be done
by the local citizens. That portion
of the street which gives approach
to the plant site is completed, but it
is absolutely necessary that the Del­
aware avenue section be also com­
pleted at once. Without it the con­
struction of the west wall will be
made very difficult and require much
more time.
Mr. Joplin says that from present
indications there will be but slight
delay in commencing operations by
the first of April as intended, unless
of course, the street work holds up
the building operations.
The street work stopped more than
a week ago on account of lack of
funds. It seems that subscribers to
the condensery fund have been slow
in paying up. The City Council has
in a way guaranteed the street work,
the matter having been placed in the
hands of Mayor Topping. Mr. Top­
ping has been out of the city for
several weeks consequently nothing
further has been done. However he
is expected back within a day or two
and it is altogether probale that an
effort will be made to straighten the
matter out.
The Joplin-Dietrich party also in­
cluded Frank B. Thompson of Port­
land, salesman for the Duplex four-
wheel drive auto truck, and D. E.
Crawford of Portland, salesman for
the Republic truck dealers. W. T.
Joplin is negotiating with the Gleb­
isch & Joplin company in view of
contracting the milk routes and the
truck salesman accompanied him
here to survey the roads in view of
selling him the necessary motors.
Others in the Portland party were
Mrs. Shaver, wife of Captain Shaver
of the Shaver Transportation Co. of
Portland, and her friend, Mrs. Van
Pelt of Los Angeles. They are fam­
ily friends of the Joplins. Having
intended coming to Bandon to see
the local beach they took this op­
Julius Clark, chief engineer for
the Northwest Process Co., condens-
ery contractors, was also here this
week, leaving for Portland yester­
day. Mr. Clark came down to con­
sult with Thomas Muir, building
contractor who is personally in
charge of the work now under way.
Mr. Clark on his return to Portland
will see that the machinery for the
local plant is completed for shipment
at once and the first consignment
will probably arrive here sometime
next week. It is planned to ship it
down on the gas schooner Anvil.
Harlow Ehrlich will be the first
man connected with the new indus­
try to make his permanent home in
He will be plant foreman
and will arrive soon after the ma­
chinery gets here. A number of oth­
er families will come here for per­
manent residence as soon as the
plant is ready to operate.
There is a move on foot in Port­
land, according to Mr. Joplin, to
establish regular boat service be­
tween that city and Bandon. He
stated that the steamer Elmore
which has been plying between Til­
lamook and Portland, has been sold
and is being considered for the loc­
al run.
Messrs Joplin and Dietrich met
with the members of the City Coun­
cil at an informal meeting last night
to talk over the street matter. Ow­
ing to the absence of the mayor It
was Impossible to take action but
the visitors were assured that the
matter would be taken up as soon as
Mr. Topping returns
Goes to Washington
J. R. Peters has gone to Wash­
ington. D. C., following a tryout of
his electrical gun at the Bremert >n
Nary yards a few weeks ago. It is
understood Mr. Peters has been su.n-
moned to the capital by officials of
the war department to further de »-
onetrate his device.
—#5« 1.10 USED.
James Haft, better known in this
section as "Uncle Jimmie", who, it
is believed, was the oldest man in
Oregon, if not in the West, died at
the home of his son-in-law, Robert
Wallace, on Floras creek in northern
Curry county, Monday of this week.
Mr. Haft was in his 106th year and
although physically feeble and rapid­
ly declining for several years past
his mind was still clear and his mem­
ory good. Although he would sel­
dom talk of the past he could tell
some interesting yarns of the days
when he conducted pack trains
across the mountains of southern
Oregon. For the past 35 years he
had made his home in Curry county.
The funeral was conducted Wed­
nesday, burial taking place at Den­
Col. Zinn and Capt. Polheiuus of U. City Library Is Taking Active Part
S. Engineers. Portland, Discuss
in Directing Food Conservation
Matter With Local People—No
Campaign Locally—State IJbrar-
O|>l>osition—The Lines as Now
rian Suggests—.Iunior Red Cross
to Be Formed.
in Force.
Col. Geo. A. Zinn and Capt. J. S.
Polhemus, of the U. S. Engineers of­
fice at Portland, were in Bandon
Tuesday to hear complaints or sug­
gestions if any. at the public meet­
ing held in the Moose hall, previous
to the establishment by the govern­
ment of
permanent pierhead and
bulkhead lines. No opposition was
encountered, and the ten or fifteen
citizens present assured the official»
that the lines as announced met
with local approval. The lines were
surveyed by Engineer C. R. Wright
and assistants about two years ago.
and the matter has been passing thru
the routine of tho war department
Messrs. Zinn and Polhemus arriv­
Local Ranchers Will Be Encouraged ed in Bandon on the eleven-thirty
to Enter Industry by learning
boat, returning north the same
It Is Very Profitable.
Sheep Situation at
the Present Time
Many local ranchers who have
hesitated to enter the sheep raising
industry because of a fear that it
might perhaps be experiencing only
a very temporary and limited boom,
will be interested in the following
compiled from data of the depart­
ment of Agriculture:
Six farms out of every seven in the
United States have no sheep; while
sheep can be produced profitably on
almost every farm. Sheep in propor­
tion to the value of their products
are produced more economically on
the farm than any other livestock.
The feed and labor requirements are
They fit in with practically
every kind of farming; get much of
their subsistence from forage, from
grazing weeds and grass that would
not support other livestock.
eat almost no feed that has a value
as human food, and need less grain
than other animals. They add ma­
terially to the farm revenue but add
very little, relatively, to the farm
Since 1914 wool and mutton prices
have doubled and some grades of
wool have trebled. Those who are
in close touch with the sheep in­
dustry believe that attractive prices
will continue. During the war over­
production seems impossible.
The United States now has 1,200,-
<100 fewer sheep than in 1914. Our
production of wool has steadily de­
clined since 1910, when it was 321,-
362,750 pounds, to 290,192.000
pounds in 1914; 268.490.000 pounds
in 1916; and 285,573,000 pounds in
1917. Hut while our production has
decreased our manufacturing con­
sumption lias increased from 550,-
356,525 pounds in 1914. to 737,-
679,924 pounds in 1916. In 1917
the amount manufactured was even
larger, and it seems certain that it
means the sheep Industry will for
several years experience most pros­
perous times.
The difference
between t h e
amounts we produced and amounts
wo manufactured represents our wool
importations from other countries.
We have gottea into the habit of us­
ing a great deal more wool than we
over to Australia or South Africa or
perhaps somewhere In Asia and get
what was needed. But the ship short­
age now interferes with that unecon­
omical arrangement—which i n the
long run will be a very valuable
thing for America
The wool from 20 sheep is needed
to make the clothing and equipment
needed for one soldier. Hence the
wool Industry has become of immedi­
ate importance in the light of a war
necessity. But war or no war. It
would have been necessary for the
United States to produce more sheep
for we are consuming much more
wool than we produce. The princi­
pal sheep raising countries of the
world were not Increasing their pro­
duction before the war. and seemed
to have reached their maximum:
and there was even then a discrep­
ancy between consumption and pro­
duction thruout the world that was
growing critical.
One of the big factors in lowering
the wool production of the United
States has been the homesteading of
large areas in the Middle West and
hence limiting of the grazing area:,
for the hug* bands of sheep of that
section With the coming of a neces
sity for reducing the sizes of these
flocks, there was no corresponding
increase in the number of small
flock» on farms thruout the country.
NO. 15
A statement of the Bandon branch
account with the Marshfield chap­
ter shows that $581.16 worth of ma­
terial has been sent. This has con­
sisted of yarn, jean for bed shirts
and daisy cloth for bed socks and
shoulder wraps.
The following extracts from a cir­
cular letter from headquarters at
Seattle will be of interest:
Fracture Pillows. Will ask that
you do not make any more fracture
Comfort pillows. In view of the
fact that we have sent in almost
.wice as many comfort pillows is
asked for, we request that you dis­
continue making these pillows. Any
tliat are now being made will be
gratefully received but we ask that
no more be made until further no­
The Bulkhead Line
Junior Reel Cross
Commencing at the north corner
of Edison avenue and First street,
west, the bulkhead lino passes thru
the city property, outer edge of the
M. Breuer, U. S. Coast Guard and
Gallier Bros, holdings to a point just
north of the Old Bank building
where it almost conforms with the
outer edge of the present dock.
From thence it gradually approaches
tlie liill, passing diagonally across
the north edge of tho Buckingham-
Biggs property, thru the Thos. An­
derson, Gallier, Steve Curren, Mc­
Nair and Timmons properties, meet­
ing the north line of First street at
Alabama avenue, thence along First
street to Elmira avenue, from whence
it passes diagonally thru the unim­
proved lots, thru the Acme Planing
Mill and Moore Mill & Lumber Co
holdings, parallel to the shore line,
to a point opposite the L. C. Gibson
property on Riverside Drive.
Back of this line, that is, between
it and the high ground to the south,
the property owners will now be per­
mitted to fill in their property with­
out first obtaining government per­
mit. However, all sucli fills must
be so made and of such maleriais
that nothing will be carried away by
the tide and thus help in filling up
the harbor. Tho Port of Bandon will
have authority to regulate bulkhead
The Junior Red Cross drive for
memberships will begin soon. This
drive was to have taken place week
before last, but due to lack of defi­
nite information from headquarters,
.iad to be postponed in Bandon.
The Pierhead Line
The pierhead line, or farthest
point out into the harbor to which
docks ami wharves may be extended,
follows a course considerably far
ther out into the river than the bulk
head line. Commencing at a point
conforming witjt tlie line of the inner
harbor spur jetty, this line practi
(ally assumes the present wharf
extremity to a point near the Cen­
tral Warehouse, from whence it pass­
es diagonally across the lagoon, some
ninety feet farther out in the river
than the present Standard Oil Co.
dock, to the northwest corner of the
Moore Mill & Lumber Co. property,
thence along the present wharf
frontage of that company, ending
a few hundred feet beyond.
Geo. Cox Moves Plant From Bradley
latke to The Glade*.
Geo. Cox Is moving his sawmill
from the Bladley Lake section to The
Glades, about 2 1-2 miles from Ban
don on the Coquille road The loca­
tion of the plant will be near the
place where the Seeley & Anderson
logging railroad trestle
collapsed a few years ago in the big
logging train wreck. He expects to
have the plant running by April 1.
Timber is available to keep the
plant running for about 3 or 4
years. Twenty men will be em­
ployed in operations connected with
the venture, and the product will be
hauled to Bandon and marketed
either here or in San Francisco.
A dam is being made across the
creek to form a log pond.
Supt. Farley I* Remembered
Supt. Matthew Farley of the Sun­
set Woolen Mills, is a mighty happy
man today. He has just been pre
rented with a beautiful signet ring
by the employes of the woolen mill
In remembrance of his seventy-fourth
birthday anniversary. Mr. Farley is
hale and hearty with more pep than
the average man of 50 years, and is
popular with his co-workers a* th<
beautiful engraved ring signifies
Food ( lasses Progressing
Shortly after Christmas food class­
es were formed in every section of
the town thru the efforts and under
tlie direction of the library board.
Wiese were formed for the purpose
if studying food values and the use
jf the substitutes for wheat, sugar,
fats ’and meat. A pamphlet: “Ten
Lessons in Food Conservation", lias
been made the basis of this work,
supplemented by other pamphlets
and war. time cook books.
Reports from tlie various classes
indicate tliat much interest has been
aroused. Many of the war substi­
tute recipes have been tried and pro­
nounced a success.
Many women,
.vho have not been able to atteud,
have read the pamphlets at home.
Each section worked out its plan for
One leader gives the following re­
port: “Lessons are read with a time
reserved for discussion;
and now
we are using a short period for copy­
ing recipes. Next meeting we are
to bring tlie largest list possible of
the various kinds of foods, and those
ire to be discussed as to food val­
ues. and wltli reference to substitu­
tes for same. Then we hope to
add zest to future meetings witli a
contests as to best menus arranged
->f substitutes both as to food value
and as tempting tlie appetites of
those «ho are mLssirig the usual
diulies of before the war.’’
Tlie following women opened their
homes for the < lasses at the begin­
Mesdames Lewin, Erdman,
Radley, Best, Lewis, Hicklng, Wai
Faulds and Pearson,
Bowers and Lowe, Philpott, Topping,
l.eep. Pape, Dickey and Nielson,
Perhaps the following extract
from a letter from State Librarian
Miss Marvin to the libraries thruout
the state will show how Important
the government considers this work:
Tlie Oregon food work has been
quite successfully done thru public
libraries but we want to make Ore­
gon 100 per cent useful, and this
can be done only if your library Is
l<>0 per cent useful in this emerg­
ency. • • • So far as getting the lit­
erature used is concerned, you must
get It u ed even if you have to peddle
it out * * ‘.No matter how you
get them out, you must use your In­
genuity and get them read in some
way even if you have to make a rule
conforming to the rule in regard to
the purchase of flour, that with every
b >ok of fiction there must be one
Pod book: or one to three, or one
t•> five—whatever you
d ne.”
There will be a display soon of
m ■ food posters, pamphlets and
other suggestions in the windows
of the building formerly used by the
H'.b Clothing Store. Let every tnio,
' Tian and child pause long enough
to read them, then go home and
fol. « their suggestions
That will
-, ■
Bandon 100 per cent efficient
in aalng food to win this war.
Bandon Disabled at Coo* Bay
The steamer Bandon struck s
sat I spit in the lower bay at Coos
l a Tuesday, breaking a propeller
blade. The schooner Hardy pulled
the disabled craft off the spit and It
imhorid below Empire until arrival
of aid
Local Plants May Be Permitted to
Take Foreign Contracts Pro­
vided Doesn't Interfere.
Washington, D. C.. Feb. 25—In
responso to a request of Congressman Entertainment I nder Inspires of the
W. C. Hawley for a statement con­
G< vei n nient at Camp* for Solider
cerning wooden ship construction.
Boys—A Splendid Way to Cheer
General Manager Charles Ptez of the
i |> tin- Lad by Remembering Him
Emergency Fleet Corporation
W ith a Tickets Book.
reaffirmed the policy of tlie board
against letting contracts to new ship­
Ever hear of Smlloage?
yards. The matter was brought up
by Mr. Hawley in connection with
Bandon ( uncil of Defense has re­
request from the Port of Bandon at ceived $50 worth of Smileage cou­
Bandon. Ore., and other interests pons to be sold in tills section. These
seeking government contracts for books a:
o be sent to relatives or
yards at various other Oregon ports. friends low serving In the training
The reply to Mr. Hawley follows: camps 1 are In the United States.
“In reply to your request for Infor­ Coos county's share amounts to $400,
mation as to the policy of tho board of which $50 is the local quota. The
relative to the construction of wood books may lie purchased thru Sec’y
en ships, both for private and our of tlie Council ,1. W. Mast. The
own account, you are advised that in coupons are put up in book form.
view of the fact tliat there are be­ One contains twenty 5 cent coupons
fore the corporation offerings for and costs $1. The other size con­
wooden ships in excess of its con­ tains one hundred 5-cent coupons ami
templated program, it is not deemed costs $5. Tlie cost of admission to
expedient at this time to award con­ these shows varies from two coupons
tracts for this class of tonnage where to five coupons, depending bn the
such work will necessitate tlie con­ cost of producing the show. It will
struction of additional wooden ship­ never bo over five couimns. Tho ac­
building plants. In this connection counts are audited by men from the
it is noted that thero are now over war department.
W hat Stnileage la
800 ways devoted to the construc­
In the thlrty-two big national
tion of wooden vessels, and that we
guard camps
are having considerable difficulty army and national
keeping the work in existing plants large theatres and tents have been
put up In which regular theatrical
progressing satisfactorily.
“In respect to construction of companies will give regular h I iows ,
such vessels for private account, such as “Turn to the Right,” “In-
you are advised that the corporation -fde tlie Lines,” and “Cheating
has no control over the establishment Cheaters.” Real vaudeville from
of plants for such purpose, provided Keith's circuit by special companies,
the work in question does not inter who will play only at the camps; tho
fere with the corporation’s building best concerts, movies and lectures
program. The corjioratlon reserve- will also be given. All tills Is being
the right however, to pass upon (lit I done under tlie direction of the war
question as to whether the contimi department commission on training
Smileaga book
plated work doos interfere with iIn­ I camp activities.
existing program, and, accordingly, coupons will admit the soldier free
all builders desiring to build for pri­ to those entertainments.
vate account are required to secure
a permit from the shipping board and GOLD BEACH PEOPLE
the Emergency Fleet corporation, a
special form of application having
.1. It. Stannard, County Clerk of Cur­
been prepared for this purpose ”
ly, Enter* Field for Rep-
sentatlve of ('»»<>* and Curry.
Could Hanilh- Many Cargoes
Henry Axtell returned this week
from San Francisco where he had
been the past month
machinery. Mr Axtell had a talk
with Fyfe-Wilson Co. officials whom
he states eftproased
the opinion
that market for their products Is
such than they o.tuld easily
pose of
cargoes from twenty flv«-
vessels on the Bandon run were liar
bor conditions more certain,
shlirn available.
Pawngers Go On Tramp
The little gas schooner, Tramp,
«as in the harbor the first of the
week and loft Tuesday for Gold
Beach. It took aboard five passnn
gers here who preferred n five hours'
cruise on the briny deep in the little
craft in preference to a two days'
Journey by stage to tho Curry count'
seat. They were Mr and Mrs Chas
Morse, proprietors of The Breakers
Inn; Mr and Mrs. Chet Hoskins and
Perry Dodson, all of Gold Beach. J.
R. Stannard, county clerk of Curry,
who made the trip from Gold II ach
to Coos Bay on the Tramp was also
here at the time of her departure
south but he said “nothing doing
I'd rather walk.”
Srl liner Sella to < hid Fellows Win»
Give Ix-aae—Orplieuni Closes.
There has been another change in
theatre ownership and management
In Bandon Wm. Sellmer has »old
the equipment and good will of the
Grand to the Odd Fellows' Lodge,
owner of tha building, which in turn
has leased the place to Mrs. E A
Hartman, owner and manager of
the Orpheum. The change, for the
present at least, means that there
will be but one house in operation
Mrs Hartman intends to keep the
Grand running
Sellmer ha.t
not made his plans for the future
known but he will be here for some
time yet as hs ha* other property
Liberty Loan Committee*
Liberty Loan committee for th«
Bandon district has been appointed
by the state committee as follows
Col. R H. Rosa, chairman; C. R
Wade, I. N Miller, H J McDermaid
and L D Felshetm.
Curry county committee for the
next Liberty Loan drive Is compos­
ed of
W .1 Ward of Brookings.
C H. Buffington of Gold Peach. A.
6. Johnson of Port Orford.
.1. R. Stannard of Gold Beach «ns
in Bandon Tuesday enroute home
from a trip to Coos Bay via the
schooner Trump.
Mr Stannard is
county clerk of Curry county, but has
decided to cast his hat In the ring for
Joint representative, inasmuch uh Im
lias been a popular county clerk for a
number of year» In Ills home county
and also has ninny friends In Coos,
Im will no doubt be a major factor
in the race.
While Imre Mr. Stannard discuss­
ed the coming Liberty Loan cam­
paign and oilier matters of vital in­
terest connected with the various
«ar activities
He states that Cur­
ry county people are very patriotic
and will carry their share with on
Preparations are now
under way for the coming drive, and
i live county committee has been ap­
point» <1 to superintend the campaign.
Curry county did not receive proper
credit in tlie first two Liberty Loan
drives for various reasons, but the
appointment of a county committee
will eliminate possibilities of past
mistakes reoccuring.
<'onside-aide Interest Is now belur
manifested In Curry over chrome pos­
sibilities. Recently a party consist­
ing of Mr. Stannard, Alf Gauutlett
and Chas. S'arr drove down to tho
Pistol river country where they join­
ed Otto Ismert, and investigated
Home chrome-iron prospects on Mr.
Ismcrt's property. Mr. Stannard Is
convinced that the claims otfer big
possibilities and intimates that de­
velopments may be made soon in
that vicinity if the price of chrome
is maintained. Prospector* and min­
ing men from other parts are also in­
vestigating chrome deposits in Cur­
ry county.
F J. Fahy is greeting old friends
again at the Bank of Bandon this
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C. L Foster. Bandon.
L A Liljeqviet Marshfield
Arnold Haberly, Bandon
W. H Deer. Bandon.
II A. Dooley Bandon.
N. C. Dlvelbiss, Sixes. Oregon
Chas Hunt, Barview, Oregon
A. W. Sieman. Random
W J. Hudson, San Francisco
Matthew Farley, Bandon
R V. Chapman, West Brook, Minn.
,1 I’ Tupper. Bandon
Thor Razor. Sausalito. Cal
V m. rhilpult, l-andolpU.