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TBTRSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1918-
OREGON WEATHER 4
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4 portion tonight; Friday fair; 4
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KINNEY & TRUAX GROCERY
BEX W. OOCTAXT FAT AXD
In a letter written Not. 9. Wal
lace Coutant says:
"I thought we were to more back
into the S. O. S. where we can write
more than here at the front. No
chance, for I guess we will be in the
Z. of A. for the duration of the war.
"Hare seen many truck loads of
refugees coming back from the coun
try recently left behind in the Hun's
Don't worry about me being
well, for I believe that I feel just
as spry as ever, eat three squares a
day and am tat and happy Just as
happy as is possible and work on
the pick and shovel with the war go
"We have moved a couple of times
and the last one was a hard one. We
hiked In the mud for 12 or 15 miles
in five hours. I am just getting over
the effects of it now. We slipped
and splashed through the mud at
a pretty good rate.
"Am now living In the kitchen of
a French house with three other
fellows. It Is rather small, but we
have a cook stove, table, chairs, four
bunks and a sink. So we can wash
our dishes, etc. without going out
doors. It is a block from the kitchen
but It sure Is a relief to sit down to
a table after being compelled to
eat standing up, or kneeling, or sit
ting on the ground.
"Our chief diversion at present
Is dodging trucks, while supplying
our detail with rocks for patching
"I sure hope there is a bunch of
good news by the time you get this,
and, as a doughboy wrote in his let
ter: 'It you don't get this letter
let me know, and If you do, write
SMOOTHING THE WAY
Nov. 16, '18.
On duty with
Received your letter of October
6th, the day I wrote you last. It had
enclosed the mailing list and clip
pings and I enjoyed reading the lat
ter. This is the first chance I have
had to write you since the armistice
was signed, as we have been very
busy during the day, and it is too
cold at night to write much. We
are repairing the road east of Ver
dun where there was so much fight
ing for such a long time. It was in
terrible shape and at present it is
frozen too had to work well.
Yesterday I had a bunch of ne
groes cleaning ditches and drains,
so as to make the road have the
peace time appearance. Today I
was helping unload tools and load
rocks. No telling what tomorrow
will bring forth.
There is no telling when we will
be home, until after peace is de
clared and the mode of returning the
troops is given out, and
will no doubht know as soon,
sooner, than we will.
Our last move made our home lite
more disagreeable as the same four
fellows are In what looks like on old
smoke house, but later used by the
French for a kitchen.
Nov. 17. 1918.
Before I mailed the above I found
a letter from you and thought I'd
wait and answer It. The date is
Oct. 20 and It had enclosed the clip
pings of Robert Granville, etc. He
must be a chip off the old H. Ed
ward, and is unusual in the roll o
an iAmnripan anlt(A T ntov k. All-
- WW.H.VB, . ... K J W U41-
ferent back In the S O. S. however.
Met a Y. M. C. A. girl today, who
is an old friend of Mrs. Nick Tag-
gart at Mt. Pleasant. Mrs. T's sis
talugs are blown to placet. The peo
ple in some of the villages just moved
out and left all that ttuy had there.
The people In tho slutos do not know
how bad that the French people
have suffered tor the Inst four years,
but they have stood it to the end, so
they can live in pence for a good
many years, as the Huns have made
their Inst great tight to lick tho
The weather here is sure fine,
although tho next day after the fir
ing was finished the sky was as clear
as could be, so that It must hate
been the firing on tho front - that
caused all the rain that we have been
having ever since we have been In
They say that we may be home In
a short time, but they have not sign
ed peace yet, and it la hard to tell
when they will.
Just before time for them to cease
tiring, the hardest fighting that we
have had for a long time was going
on and at 11 o'clock everything was
as still as It It was Sunday.
Well, mother, I will close for this
time as it is time to go to bed and I
will write soon again. I remain your
loving son Joe.
COOK JOS. O. BOEMC1I.
S54 Aero Squadron, A. E. F.
; BAVARIANS FEARED
ALLIED AIR RAIDING
ter and she were school mates. She I London. Dec. 19. Fear ot air
is head ot foreign languages at
Smith's College at present. We sure
had a jolly good talk, and I gueas
she enjoyed the chance meeting and
it sure seemed good to see and talk
to an honest to God U. S. girl.
Saw "Pete" Smith and "Britt" on
our move up here and it was the ru
mor that they were bound for Ger-;
many. We may follow them, too, i
but it is hard to tell what Is going
Had some "shines" out on the
road patching and cleaning tt up to
day. They have only been over a
couple ot weeks and are ready to
go home now.
. Don't worry if you don't get mail
regular, for there are many more
important things at present But
will write when I can.
Lots ot love.
raids by the allied forces Is believed
by the Royal Air Force to have In
duced Bavaria to condemn the Ger
man rulers who brought the empire
to disaster. It is pointed out that
the Bavarians realized that the aer
ial invasion might begin any day
or night. The collapse of Austria,
it Is stated, sent a cold shiver of
apprehension through the Bavarian
cities whose inhabitants dreaded the
terror and .tragedy of the warfare
they had waged 'and vaunted. The
people of Munich realized that their
great war factories were doomed and
that perhaps hundreds, of working
people would be killed.
AT THE MOV I EH 4
"TOYS OF KATK"
(Reviewed by Jos. F, Kelley)
"She's some punklns" this Mine.
Nasimova. If you don't believe It,
sue her lu Screen Classics' late one,
'Toys of.Fato." "Revelation" put
her on the map with a good slice
ot territory tor recreation. In her
lute work, she just naturally rvachoa
out and grabs another acre or two
tor a garage or other Incidental
properly found in the stars' list of
taxable property. A few more grabs
like this and well she may be listed
above a certain other well known
"ampy" star who pays s tow cents In
come tax. No kidding. Mr. Exhib
itor Just you watch this little lady
run the gamut ot eniotlous (as the
well-trained press agent would say
in his first copy to the press) ' and
see If you don't agree with mo.
Add to the emotional "pep" dis
played In her "War Brides" (stage
production); the vlvaclousness dis
played by the leading Ingenue of
comic opera hit; the coquettish
pranks of a Marguerite Clarke and a
little bit of every characteristic em
bodied in the real artist's work and
you have a mental picture ot Mme.
Nasimova of "Toys of Fate" a
mighty good picture.
Madame Nazlinova lots nothing
come between her and a successful
performance In this screen offering.
She's In evidence, even when she's
off-stage. You sit and wait for her
and when she springs with the null
Ity of the tigress within tho focus of
the camera rays she rewards the few
moments of waiting with some of
the finest bits of screen acting ever
presented for review of the critic,
and we take off our hats to said Mr
Baker In the quality production he
has given Mme. Nazlmova's picture.
He has spared neither expense nor
atmosphere. Ills scenes showing
life In the gypsy
ilO N. JrMi Mlrert
All kids of Auto Top repairing.
Old tops recovered to look llko
new. Auto curtain lights of
all kinds. Satisfaction guar
anteed, both work and pries,
(live us a trial.
Mti (Haas Uidi a Hpwlnlty
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Many Grunts Vmm People Have
Weak Part ami Too Often It's
This production comes to the Joy
Theater Friday and Saturday of this
Many people have a weak spot..
Too often It's a bad bark.
Twinges follow every sudden
Dull aching keops up, day and
Backache Is often from weak kid
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Letter heads that wilt please you.
at the Courier.
GRAZED IN FORESTS
Somewhere in France, Nov. 17, '18
Dear Mother: I .eary 2,no,000 head of cattle,'
Received your letter and birthday aD(j ,ore tnan 8,000,000 sheep were i
card and thank you very much for Krszed under permit on the National
them both. forests of the country during the t
By the looks of things the war Is 191s season, according to the re-1
over and I tell you that it was sure 'or, 0f tne secretary of agriculture '
for 1918, which has Just been re
ceived by District Forester George
H. Cecil at Portland.
In two years there have been plac-
some glad feelings among us all when
we heard that It was over.
I was up at the front where there
has been some of the hardest fight-
then you ing and I can tell you that it Is sure ed on tne forests aproximately one
on. if not 1 some h of a place to see how ' mnion additional head of livestock,
C. L. HOBART CO.
Very naturally, when you think of Christmas presents
you associate them with a Jewelry Store
No More Appropriate Gift Than a
Handsome Watch Festoon Necklace
Wrist Watch Lavaliere
Brilliant Diamond Birth Stone Ring
Set of Cuff Links Signet Ring
This store is prepared at any season to furnish anything needed in the
jewelry line, but especially so as the holidays approach. We have a most
.superior and high-class selection in all lines, and can furnish you anything vou
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WE EXPECT TO MOVH iAS. 1 TO STAND NOW OCCUPIED BY JOE WHARTON
representing about 25,000,000
pounds of beef, 16,000.000 pounds of
mutton, and 4,000,000 pounds of
ThiB material Increase in the pro
duction of meat and wool on the
forest ranges was brought about af
ter careful observation of range
conditions and studying of the meth
jods by which the most complete util
ization of the forage might be se
cured without over-grazing the for
ests. The season of 1918 illustrated In
a striking manner the advantages of
fered by the National forest ranges
to the western livestock Industry.
''Because of drouth conditions, the
ranges throughout the west outside
the forests were generally in bad
shape. Owners dependent upon the
open public range find the livestock
business becoming so precarious that
many are closing out and the num
ber of range stock is being reduced.
On the other band, the use of the
National forest ranges Is Increasing
'and their productivity la rising un-
der the system of regulation. The
wisdom of government control of
these ranges was never more mani
fest than at the present time, ac
cording to the secretary.
W. T. Itreen, I'ropr.
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