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Central Point Herald
and SOUTHERN OREGON NEWS
An Independent Newspaper Published in the Interest of Jackson County and Southern Oregon
H erald XI
N ew s I
his team, as the roads through the
Medford Man Runs Into
Wilbur Dunlap Practicing
Cow Creek Canvon would not perm it
their driving through.
have lived a t Payton for the past 15
years and give up their home in hopes
of sta rtin g a dairy in the Willamette
F. H. Emerick of Medford and deaf
Wilbur Dunlap struck a road scraper
valley. Carl Richardson, who has also
Edw ard Raimey, Pioneer of This Sec lived in the Payton country for a n u m and dumb, driving a Hupmobile road last S aturday night when returning
ster, ran into a freig h t train a t the home on his bicycle and the fall result
tion, Succumbs After Stroke of
ber of years, purchased the Kincaid crossing near Ashland. Mr. Emerick
ed in the ligaments of his right shoulder
Apoplexy. Leaves a Host
had stopped to let the train pass and blade being torn loose.
Miss Kincaid had ju s t completed a a ft e r a string of box cars had gone by,
The accident happened in front of
school term in the Applegato valley he started his car only to be thrown to
the Tetherow home ju s t w est of the
and joined the family to go to their the ditch by one of a string of flat cars
city and was caused by the neglect on
Edward Raimey, a resident of Cen
new home, where she hopes to secure following, which he did not notice.
the p a rt of some road worker, who,
tral Point, parsed away last Friday,
Mr. Emer'ck was on his way to the Mr. Dunlap says, left the scraper in
March 16th, as the direct result of a
basket ball game to be held a t Ashland the pathw ay to the side of the road.
stroke of apoplexy which came on at 2
last S aturday evening and struck the
Wilbur has been carrying his arm in
o'clock in the afternoon.
north bound freight about 8 o ’clock a sling this week but is much b e tte r
w ent to sleep about 10 o'clock in the
th a t evening.
The car was badly a t this time. The bicycle fram e was
morning and rested until two in the
o f State Getting Active smashed but fortunately Mr. Emerick slightly
bent but otherwise was un
afternoon, a t which tim e hard b reath
escaped practically without a scratch. hurt.
ing started . He did not regain con
C. D. Babcock of Portland, Secretary
sciousness and passed aw ay a t 6:30 in
of the Insurance Federation of Oregon,
About forty years ago, when Mr. was in Central Point the first of the
He is louring Southern Oregon
Raimey was a mere boy, he received a week.
severe blow on the head th a t had a f in the in terest of the Federation, or
fected his health more or less since. ganizing county branches.
The Federation was organized in
I t is believed th a t this is w hat caused
1916, with the object of fu r
the stroke th a t resulted in his death,
as he had been perceptibly fa'ling in nishing its members and the general
public reliable information concerning
To all interested in having a wide-a-wake, snappy,
health Tor the p ast year.
newsy paper in this section, and I hope this covers every
The funeral service was held a t 2 th e origin, n atu re and efTect of any
o ’clock Sunday, March 18th, a t the legislation touching on the insurance
reader, I desire to make the following announcement,
B aptist church, Rev. Frederick W. business.
in order to protect the young men who have taken over
Carstens of Medford officiating. In
the Herald, also myself as remaining in the job printing
te rm e n t was in the Central Point ceme
business and those of you who are desirous of advertis
tery. Mr. Raimey was a member of
b etter, be canducted by the citizens of
ing in the local paper or having job work done.
the Baptist church of this city.
“ E d ,” as he was b e tte r known by the state. I t believes in education and
I am not a partner in the new firm but will endeavor
his friends, was born in Jackson County enlightenment, in correcting the evils
do my share to make our local paper a success, both
on April 13th, 1866, and was 50 years,
financially and from the readers standpoint.
11 months and 3 days old when he died. today; in the maintenance of a high
Having lived in the county so many and clean standard of professional con
I have discontiued publication without any compensa
years, Mr. Raimey was well known and duct, which m eans b etter service.
Mr. Babcock in speaking of the or
tion, because I feel that I owe it to the community.
had many friends both in Central Point
“ The Federation
We have agreed to cooperate on job printing and both
and Sams Valley, where he lived many ganization, says:
years, as well as other sections of the stands on th e ground th a t s ta te insur
will do this kind of work, but the shops will be
ance is wrong, un-American and re
seperate as in the past and any one desiring to patronize
About tw enty seven years ago Mr.
me, will do so under the firm name of Hull Printing Co.,
Raimey and Miss Rachel Smith were cause it violates the rights of citizens
while those desiring to patronize the new men, will do
united in m arriage a t Sams Valley.
They moved from Sams Valley to Cen an honest living, without competition
so under the firm name of Herald Publishing Co. It is
of th e government, to which we, as
tral Point seven years ago.
desire to make this clear for the benefit of those
By occupation, Mr. Raimey was a citizens, pay taxes.
find it necessary to mail in their orders for job
“ To bring such an organization as
farm er. He had done some prospect
ing and mining from time to time also.
Mr. Raimey is survived by a widow, m ust have been a reason. It fills a
My spare time will be spent in soliciting advertising
Mrs. Rachel Raimey, a son, Ren, 25 much felt need, a serious condition con
subscriptions for the Herald and any copy for ads
y ears old, and a daughter, Miss Martha fronts us today, certain powerful in
as subscriptions or news which may be sent to
who is 20 years old. Miss Raimey was terests for selfish reasons are fanning
will be given prompt and careful attention.
staying with her grandm other Smith at
When orders for job printing are included with any of
Red Bluff, California, when th e news are determined to foist upon the people
came telling of the serious condition o f Oregon a propaganda which in no
the above mentioned items, unless otherwise specified,
of her fath"r. She hurried away but way is fitting to our democratic insti
will be considered for me and finished in my shop.
did not reach Central Point till a fte r tutions. I t is a sign of National w eak
her fa th e r had passed away, but in ness, even a forerunner of National
I trust these arrangements will meet with the hearty
time for the funeral. Miss Raimey decadence. Our apathy has caused its
approval of our business people and the readers.
will remain with her mother and spread, continued in action perhaps
Frank H. Hull, Job Printer.
means acceptance. Organization means
b rother for a time anyway.
Besides his family, Mr. Raimey is
survived by five bro thers. Thomas, word of the present age. Organiza
Alec, and Lewis, who live in Sams tion, mobilization and as a resultant,
Valley, Warren of Condon, Oregon, the finished article “ service,” a g reat
A Hathet'c Story
A Pleasant Surprise
and Bert, a half-brother, of Seattle; host in concerted action, asking for but
Last Sunday evening the new Herald
A young man was very much in fatu
and three sisters, Mrs. Dollie Nelson one tning, “ J u s tic e .”
ated with his sw eetheart, so much in man w ent to the Methodist church.
Mr. Babcock is well known in Ore fact th a t he felt inapired. He felt in He arrived ju s t before the close of the
and Mrs. Zella Nelson, who married
brothers and live in McMinnville, O re gon, being an old new spaper man. a mood for writing poetry and convey young people’s meeting. Kev. M. C.
gon, and Mrs. Melvina Bressler, who During the last p -es'dential campaign ed this information to his sw eetheart. Reed, the pastor, having been inform
lives in Southern California
Mr. Rai he ably filled the position of s ta te cam U nder the inspiring influence of his ed by some one th a t the gentlemen
mey 's parents and oldest brother, Joe, paign m anager for the Republican love he came to believe th a t he was was the new Herald man, walked over
are buried a t Antioch, Oregon.
An p arty. He is m eeting with much suc really a "born p o et.” He told his and tapped him on the shoulder. A
other half-brother, Fred, is buried in cess in his work for the Federation in girl this, and repeated the same infor surprised look came over the face of
this section of the state.
mation to her time and again. Finally each, th en changed to an expression
his girl told him that, if he was a “ born th a t was a cross betw een the look of
Anyone having property for sale, p o e t,” she would like to see some of mystery and a p retty sunrise in
Kincaid Sell > Ranch on trad e or rent, will find the Central his poetry, and asked him to write March.
Point Herald an excellent medium for something for her. He was pleased
Well, to make a long story brief, it
Ip p e r Rogue River
advertising the same at a verv reason and told her he would.
developed th a t these men used to know
able rate. Simply give it a trial.
He w ent home and sh ut him self up each o th er well. T h a t waa eight years
in his room and began to scratch his ago in Portland. F a te perform s some
G. W. Kincaid sold his ranch at
E. Kennedy of Portland, cousin of head. He tried and tried to get s t a r t queer tricks. But the funniest thing
Payton, on upper Rogue River, and
has bought u 50 acre ranch just east of Royal E. Bebb of Central Point, was a ed, but the inspiration would not come about it was the fact th a t the Herald
He bravely struggled along man did not know th a t Mr. Reed was
Roseburg. Mr. Kincaid brought his passenger on Saturday morning's north to him
fa n ily to Central Point Saturday, bound train. He is a brakem an of the till he saw the grey stre a k s of dawn a minister. Even a f t e r they recogniz
•topping over night a t the Hotel Cen S. P. running out of Portland, and at creeping in on him while he studied ed each other, it did not y e t dawn on
tral. Mrs. Kincaid to gether with her p resent is enjoying a Bhort vacation. and studied. He was becoming very the news hun ter th a t Mr. Reed, for
d au g h ter and son left Sunday morning He went out to Williams creek to meet weak and tired. He was gettin g des whom he used to sell real estate, was the
for their new home, while Mr. Kincaid his wife, who has been visiting in th a t perate when a ray of light dawned on pastor. When this discovery was made
hia weary brain. He quickly grabbed the surprise was doubled for the new s
remained until Monday in order to ship vicinity.
his pen and began to write. This is paper man. However, lest you m ight
misconstrue this last s ta te m e n t, per
what he wrote:
mit us to say in justice to tru th th a t
" S w e e t are the breezes
the dealings the present editor had
T hat blow thru th e treezea.”
with Mr. Reed in business were en tire
ly consistent with his present duties as
Facts and Fancies o f a a minister of the Christian religion.
The Herald is certainly pleased to
find th a t Mr. Reed is the pastor of the
In honor of our 12th anniversary we will publish
Central Point church and th a t the
a specicl edition of the Herald on April 19th, which
form er pleasant relation* can thereby
will contain a number of feature attractions, such
“ F acts and Fancies of a Colored be renewed and maintained again.
C ourtship” is a coming attraction that
as well-written, descriptive articles telling of the
will be pet on in Central Point under
many scenic and developement advantages of this
J . W. M erritt was up from Gold Hill
the auspices of the Ladies Aid of the
Famous Rogue River Valley, Crater Lake- the
This play was Monday on business.
In Answer to Many
Queries From Citizens
Thursday, April 19th
Wonder of the West, the annual A-hland-Rogue
River Round-Up, and other features of interest re
garding Southern Oregon. Your relalives and
friends in the East would be glad to receive a copy
of this special Anniversary Numper. Plan to have
a copy sent to each of your relatives and friends.
Watch this space for further announcements re
garding the special Anniversary Number.
Central Point, Oregon, Thursday, March 22, 1917
w ritten by R«v. M. C. Reed, the
pastor, and it gu aran teed to furnish
Another Oredt Achievement.
all the fun you can assimilate in one
Watch for fu rth e r announcements
The next reduction In the high cost
regarding the date, characters choaen. of getting by will be In shoes, and this
the place, etc.
will come as a welcome visitor to many
a home, especially where th ere are
Word from A. R. P a rk e r sta te s th a t a n u m b er of little one* to shoe.
We understand th a t there will be no
it was snowing bard a t Salem yesterday
leather in the new line of shoes and
they will be known as the “no leather"
shoes. An especially woven, w ater
proof cloth will be used for the uppers
w'.ile a waterproof composition will be
substituted for the sole leather.
Both the uppers and the soles are
Germany May A ct Before U.S. Tech
said to have a good w earing quality,
nically W ar Now Exists. Session
allowing a wide variety of shades for
of Congress Called For
the uppers and best of all reduce tho
cost by about half. These shoes will
no doubt be put on the m a rk e t within
a few months.
The calliug of congress In '»pedal
session on April 2, two weeks in ad
vance of the original call for tho
gathering of the war-muking branch
Composition P rize O ffe r
of tho government, overshadows all
er w ar news in the United States.
For this Week o P th
resident Wilson is expected to de
clare th a t a state of w ar has existed
To the pupils in the u p per grades of with Germ any for some time. It is
the public schools of Jackson county: also expected th a t congress will de
We offer a first and second prize clare that a state of w ar actually ex
for the best compocbions se n t to The ists and will give the president au
Herald office on the subject of "De thority to use the. arm ed forces of tho
mocracy"—not referrin g to the po country. It Is believed th at congress
litical party, but to our form of gov will vote a large sum of money, prob
ernm ent. This may seem a pretty ably half a billion dollars, for war
deep subject for stu d en ts in the public purposes.
grade and high schools, but every
Reports received from abroad state
young person In tho county ought to that the German governm ent expected
be able to w rite on our own form of formal w ar with the United States
government, especially now when the within 48 hours. It is feured by some
older forms of governm ent In Europe th a t Germany will not wait for con
gress to act, hut will strike tho first
The co n te s ta n t m ay discuss any blow any time now.
phase or feature of the subject he
AMERICA ON VERGE
OF ACTUAL WAR
All pupils of the
schools of Jackson county are eligible
The best composition sent in to The
H erald office by noon of April 2nd,
will receive a cash prize of $1.00. Sec
ond prize will be a six-month's sub
scription to The Central Point H e r
Compositions should not exceed GOO
words and m u s t be w ritten ou one
side of the paper.
C ontestants may go to th eir teachers,
parents or libraries for suggestions,
but the composition m ust bo the work
of the c ontestant a fter receiving such
The wording must he
The co-operation of the teach ers
and parents will be appreciated,
Scarcity oF Hay in Rogue
J u s t now a big scarcity of hay ex
ists throughout the Rogue River vul-
ley. The unusually late coming of
spring w eath er has worked a big h a rd
ship on the stock men In particular.
The g re a te r part of the cattle men
only figured on the average amount of
hay to run them till the grass would
come again, hut with more or less of
snow and cold w eather prevailing a
month or more longer th an common,
they ran out of hay and hud to buy
more, paying a big price for It, If It
could he had a t all
All the surplus
supply of hay In the valley was soon
exhausted und the cattle. In a n u m
ber of Instances,» have been driven
from the hills to points In the valley
to graze till the grass comes In the
The farmers of this section should
do more of diversified farm ing In the
future, as the present situation might
he repeated any time. If th ere had
been a fair supply of hay in th e v a l
ley this year, tho farm er could have
Bold the same right here at home at
a good price. Besides, the time is not
far away when the average farmer
will not he able to successfully farm,
If he depends on Just one or two fea
tures, like apples or alfalfa, for th eir
Valley Men For Unde Sam ’ s
Two hundred people gathered at the
S. I’, station Sunday night to give u
sendoff to fourteen of Medford's young
men, who left for Portland, where
they will take exam inations prelimi
nary to en tering thu aviation sectlou
of the army.
At Vancouver barrack* tho men
will ta k e h e a r t and lung tes ts and
th o se successful in passing th ese
tests will he sent to the l'resldlo at
San Francisco, where
h e a r t and nerve tests will he taken.
If this lust test Is successfully passed
the men will be sent on to the avia
tion barracks at Sun Diego, which are
considered to be the best e q u ip p e d in
The men have enlisted for a period
of seven years, the first th ree In the
active service and the following four
y ears In reserve. However, If any com
plete the course in one year with a
sufficiently high stnmllng they will
then ho tr ansferred to tho reserve list
for the last h I x years.
Those leaving last night were
F ia n k McKee, Merle Kellogg, Seely
Jones. Huston Ling, Karl Ling, Jay
Olm stead, Dan W atson, Noel Barber,
Tommy Scantliu, O. II. Morehouse,
Russell Hcmon and Kenneth Baker.
S tew art Torney and Mark Isionard
expect to follow Tuesday night.
Governor Pnrldims Next Week
“ Pdtrlotic Week” lo r Oreqon
Yesterday Governor W lthycombe is
sued u proclamation declaring next
week, beginning March 25th, as " P a
triotic Week" throughout Oregon. In
his proclamation ho points out tho
great need for young men In the Na
tional Guard and urges all able bodied
young nu n lo enlist ns a m eans of
showing th eir loyalty to the govern
ment. Ono p a ra g r a p h says:
"I urge u! young men to fulfill the
obligations of our national citizenship
by rallying to the flag, thus setting an
example worthy of onr best traditions
and Indicative of tholr certain continu
Will Be Added
A new department is being a d d e d to this
paper which will be of special interest to the
pupils, and teachers as well, of this country. In
this department the Herald will be glad to publish
compositions, letters and stories sent in by the
young people. We want the teachers also, to con
tribute to this page. From time to time the Herald
will offer prizes for the best compositions sent us
on topics which will be suggested for the differ
ent contests. The prize winning compositions will
be published in the Herald. See announcement in
this issue regarding the first contest which will
close at noon, April 2nd.