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Published Dally Except Sunday
A, S. VOORHIES, Pub. and Propr.
Entered at poatofftoe, Grants Pass,
Ore., as second class mall matter.
Display space, per Inch ...15c
local-personal column, per Une..lOo
Headers, per line 6c
By mall or carrier, per year 16.00
By mall or carrier, per month .60
By mall, per year ... $3.00
The Associated Press is exclusively
entitled to the use tor republication
ot all news dispatches credited to It
or all otherwise credited In this
paper and also the local news pub
lished herein.
All rights ot republication ot spe
cial dispatches herein are also
Fair tonight, rain Tuesday in
f west portion. Fair east por-
tlon. Increasing southeasterly
The country is now definitely
voted dry. More than the requisite
three-fourths of the states have rat
ified the federal prohibition amend
ment Others will ratify it during
the next few days for good measure.
It Is not likely that more than halt
a, dozen will withhold their approval.
The amendment does not become
immediately operative. It is to go
into effect one year after ratifica
tion. That means a little more
than one year from the present time,
because the ratification is officially
dated at the time the secretary of
state receives formal notice from
the state governments. This consti
tutional amendment, therefore, must
wait until February or March, 1920,
for fulfillment.
Actually, though, the whole coun
try will be dry long before that, as
a result of the congressional act
which becomes effective July 1, this
year. This act provides only for
prohibition until the army is de
mobilized, but it is hardly possible
that the demobilization will be com
pleted before the amendment Is-effective.
Actually, then, the liquor
traffic has only a little more than
tour months' lease of life.
Wet states and wet communities
will probably make the most of it.
The more they make of It, the glad
der most people will be when it is
all over and the nation can settle
down to a period ot permanent so
Indications are that the $10,000,
000 road bond issue will be passed
by the legislature, but whether the
object to be obtained justified the
proposed manner of raising the
money is questionable. Many auto
mobile owners feel that an unjust
burden is to be fastened upon them.
While most owners of cars both
business and pleasure vehicles are
of a progressive turn of mind and
willing to pay a heavier road tax,
they feel that the proposed law
would be unjust and that they as a
class are discriminated against. The
argument Is ventured that all who
use the roads should help pay for
their construction, and It seems that
would be the fairest and squarest
method of taxation.
The proposed high tax on cars
especially on heavy trucks might
land many a truck owner on the
You Don't Know Oil
Until You Have Used
having been charged with careless
ness, incompetence and general de
linquency of duty. Congress should
open up the investigation and prose
cute it with relentless severity, giv
ing the geaeral public the whole un
varnished story ot our preparedness
program and the part played In the
war, or else withhold their accusa
tions. But 'the matter has probably
gone too tar to be recalled. Start
the fireworks and let the "common
peepul" know the worst.
At the recent banquet given by
the Medford Commercial club In that
city, which was attended by a few
Grants Pass people, a committee was
appointed to cooperate with the
Chamber of Commerce of this city
on matters pertaining to highways in
Southern Oregon. A capital Idea,
rvimhlnod effort might accomplish
considerable. There should be no!
Another industry is springing up In
the west. A firm at Oakland, Cal.,
Is manufacturing harmonicas. While
harmonicas are said to have been
manufactured to a limited extent in
the eastern part of the United States,
the war with Germany no doubt had
something to do with the Industry
getting a foothold on our western
The Crescent City Courier carries
this sound piece ot advice to the cit
izens of that prosperous little coast
city: "Let's speak to each other
when Mr. A. C. Ross and his asso
ciates are here. Pull together for
one week and watch the railroad
Hostilities ceased almost three
months ago, but the casualty lists
are still coming in. Someone is to
blame tor this slowness. Possibly
there are so many clerks that they
are getting In etch other's way.
Henry Ford is like the Irishman's
flea. Once Henry was our leading
peace advocate, now he says the
United States should have the larg
est navy in the world. The preni
dent has let him get out of line.
Many an automobile driver wishes
he had a caterpillar tractor for
about three minutes when he meets
the road-hog.
It Is reported that General Per
shing Is to return soon with Presi
dent Wilson, for the purpose of ap
pearing before a congressional com
mittee appointed to investigate the
conduct of the war. Senator Cham
berlain wlll very likely take the
leading part in the investigation.'
The war department has been the
recipient of much bitter . criticism,
Washington, Jan. 25. Pacific
Coast States Normal temperatures
and frequent rains.
SergC Catwide WrlUn of FaUiWs
November 26, 1918
My Dear Father:
The Stars and Stripes, the A. E. F.
official newspaper, has inaugurated a
"Father's letter writing day," for
the purpose ot encouraging the
oversea soldier to write to their
fathers and tell them all about It.
The censorship Is lifted for this
special occasion, consequently we
are allowed to tell the "old gent,"
as. the paper puts it, everything, so
here goes.
. We boarded the English steamship
Karoa on July 5th and sailed with
13 other troop ships from New York
on July 6th at 10 a. m. and zlg-zag-ged
our way across the Atlantic for
12 days arriving at Glasgow, Scot
land, on the evening of July 17 and
unloaded the following morning.
We paraded from the dock to the
depot, a distance ot three miles and
right through the heart ot the city
We boarded the trala at 11 o'clock
and rode all day till midnight pass
Ins through Manchester, HlrmlnK-
ham, England, arrived at Southamp
ton, and then hiked to a rest camp
about three miles from the train.
We went to bed about 3:30 a. m
only to awake about 7 o'clock and
roll our packs and hike to the dock
There we boarded a large side wheel
er and set sail on Friday, July 19th,
at 9 p. m. for France. Had no sooner
awaken at 7 a. in. when we were or
dered ashore, having landed in La
Havre, France, on the 20th day of
July. Well, we paraded through 'La
Havre to another rest camp. It was
here I saw my first German prison
er and experienced the hardest rain
in my life.
The next day we hiked to a rail
road and boarded a train for a little
quaint old village .called Chouffort,
arriving there three days later. We
stayed there, until Tuesday, Septem
ber 3, when we packed up and start
ed on our little Jaunt that has taken
me through practically everything
Away we hiked, 16 kilos, and pitch'
ed tents for the night, and the next
day we hiked 12 kilos, arriving at
a railroad town called Chalandrey.
We boarded a train here two days
later and after one night's riding
we arrived at Demonge, . staying
there for several days when we
started on our real expedition. Sep
tember 10 we left Demouge and from
Demouge until now we did nothing
but bike except our trip Into Bel
From September 10 to 13 we were
close behind the lines on the St. MI
hlel drive In reserve, but we were
not needed, so we hiked to auto
trucks and Jumrad over to the
Meuse-Verdun, sector, arriving at a
town called Mart Le Grande.- Here
we stayed a couple of days and start-
Hi -A Bad Snarl
ed on our hike for the front, marc
lug from Soptomucr ltlth until Sep
tember 20, and arriving at a sect .r
of woods about one kilo from th
front line, railed the Forest (In Hons.
It was hero we stayed In propared-
iH'sn for the big offensive, and movm!
Into the treni'hos ut 12 midnight and
went over the top nt 5:30 a. m. Sup-
temper 26 under a terrific barrage.
I never will forget it as long as I
live. The burraw started at 11 p.
m. the night before, and one shot
every 10 seconds and gradually In
creased until It was one will deaf
onlng roar.
The earth trembled' and the sky
was as bright as daylight from the
exploding cannon. Our regiment
was pass the German front lino in
loss than 15 minutes after they had
gone over tn spite of heavy barbed
wire entanglements which, by the
way, was all the resistance old Frits
offered until along about 7 o'clock,
three kilos from the front line. It
would take a year and a couple of
tons of paper from me to relate all
the dope from here on. Anyway we
kept after the Huns until October 4.
when we were relieved for two days
and again went in October 6th and
stayed until Friday, October It,
when we were relieved once more
and hiked 40 kilos to a town called
Mussy. Here we boarded a train
and rode two half days arriving at
Ypres. Belgium. Saturday, October
19. We hiked Into Riiltor, throe
kilos from Routers, and received our
replacements and started for the
front on October 2. We stayed In
a town called Islghem while the regi
ment went on up to the front, stay
ing in for Just a short while as It
was Just a case of hike and no Ger
mans In sight save an occasional ar
tillery shot.
The regiment went In on Novem
ber 10, aud thou came the good news
that set the world rejoicing. Now
this Is ouly a synopsis ot affairs,
papa, but 1 have a touipie.t dlury
aud will be able to relate all the
happenings, experiences, etc., In lo
tull as soon as 1 can gut home.
We are now hiking out of liulfclum
and are suposed to bo on our way
to I'uris, Krauce, to parude there In
honor of President Wilson. Wild
rumors have us on our wny home
now, others have us In the states by
Christmas, but It all seems too good.
Personally I think wo will stay hert
till peace has actually been signed,
then we will do well to get away
within 30 days after that, however.
you can never toll, so here Is hoping
for the best. It's a cinch I'll be
home by spring, and I,Just happened
to think that all I have Is a light
summer suit, and shoes and pros
pects good ot being discharged, so
I guess I'll have to save my francs,
which is almost Imposlble over here
as a little piece of chocolate costs 8
francs or $1.
The first drive I was In was
known as the Argonne'olTensive and
the last one the Flanders drive or
as the soldiers called the "turnip
drive," owing to the endless fields of
There Is one thing certain to hap
pen when I get back home and that
Is a rest. This has been some grind
papa and believe me I'm going to
take a little rest of a few weeks or
a month upon my arrival home. This
old war has taught me a whole lot
and I Intend to take advantage of
every opportunity from now on.
Well, I think I've done a pretty good
Job this time so have patience and
I'll be ba"k as soon as I can. Hoping
to hear from you soon. Your loving
31! 1 Infantry Band,
A. P. O. 77, '
American Ex. Forces.
Threshing Machine Record.
Hardin county, Iowa, claims the
state record for the continuous service
of a threshing muchlne. Ed Johns,
nenr Iown Falls, has a machine which
tie Ik still iiHing which was built In
1871). The machine was oricinniiv
bought for $1,200.
I i. . .
most daintily with
free flowing
biitc moss
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three brands
seed In alr-tteht
pacliacec. E::: to find-
it rn rrxrisaEEzcrai
Look (or. ask (or.
be sure to set
Greatest Name
In Goody Land
" 1MI PfUfff I f.IlM
?be Flavor Lasts
Electricity is the
Cheapest Power You can Buy
Electricity is no longer a luxury to be enjoyed by
the few. It is now within the reacli of the many. Read
the following figures based on the averago rates for
electric current.
A nickel's worth of electricity will t
Run 12 In. fan for 10 hra.
Run aawlna; mac h ln motor for 10 hra.
Play an olactrlc piano for S hra.
Pump SOO fallona of watar 100 ft. hlfh
Clip horaaa, groom S horaaa
Grind 2 '4 buahala of aar corn
Crack 10 buahalaof corn
Thraah 7', buahalaof barlay
, Grind 400 Iba. of aauaaga
Claan 2200 aq. f aat of sarpat
Churn 60 Iba. of buttar
Saparata 3 SOO Iba. of milk
Milk2Ssowa .
Oparata (rindatona for IS hra. '
and do many other useful things.
Lit u$ ihow you where electricity will help YOU.
California-Oregon Power Co.
W. T. Ilrrun, 'riir.
Grants Pass & Crescent City Stage Co.
Big, Easy Riding Pierce Arrow Cars
Office Old Observer Blk. Corner Seventh and O street-Phone 20
Telephone 228 -Jf and 101)

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