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  • The U.S. weather bureau and the forest service are going to work hand in hand in the future believing that mutual benefit may be obtained. The weather bureau will furnish the rangers and fire-guards with forecasts of the weather, warning them of heavy rain, winds and dry periods.
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  • The U.S. weather bureau and the forest service are going to work hand in hand in the future believing that mutual benefit may be obtained. The weather bureau will furnish the rangers and fire-guards with forecasts of the weather, warning them of heavy rain, winds and dry periods.
    "The rangers have heretofore been working in the dark," said Professor Beveridge. "They did not know when they could slacken up on their patrol because of approaching rain, or when they would have to double it because of hard winds that make forest fires so hard to control. Hereafter, the weather forecaster will furnish the forest service with predictions so that they may be prepared for rain, wind, or a long dry period.
    "For instance, this morning," he continued, "I gave Mr. Foster of the forest service a prediction of a high wind in the hills, as well as hot weather for two or three days. Consequently he will see that the fire guard is doubled and the patrol more vigilant."
    The forest service will assist the agricultural bureau here by giving them statistics as to what part of the hill land surrounding Medford is suitable for agriculture.
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    ASHLAND, July 17 — The musical portion of the Chautauqua course drew towards a close with the appearance of the Estelle Gray company in two concerts on Wednesday. This organization consists of a violinist, a pianist and a reader, the first named being the star in the ascendant. Aside from the reading selections, all of which were unusually good, the entertainment was wholly instrumental. Some extra sweet lullabies, by way of encores, were particularly relished.
    Program Largely Musical
    There has been some comment, rather than criticism, directed to the circumstance that the program this season has been overwhelmingly musical at the expense of heavy artillery in perfervid oratory. Big intellectual guns come mighty high, and it is an open question whether it would have been better to exchange some of the musical notes — all of which have been enjoyed — for subcalibre oratory of the type which might provoke ennui. The program another season may run to the other extreme, thus evening out the good things measure for measure.
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