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About Central Point herald and Southern Oregon news. (Central Point, Or.) 1917-19?? | View Entire Issue (May 31, 1917)
And SOUTHERN OREGON NEWS
An Independent Newspaper Published in the Interest of the Common People
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Herald No. 2 XII.
Central Point, Oregon, Thursday, May 31, 1917
Memorial Day Program Well and blue,”
numbers. Thej went thru many Election Monday War Census luesddy
Miss Ethel Dean rendered a pretty movements, marching to
Monday, June 4, the spec-
Memorial Day was beautiful, beautiful piano number as the the martial air played on the ,
election will beheld. At
bright and warm- -an idtal May opening part of the program, a
the $6,000,000 road bond
day ! All day long the streets of number of changes being neces-
be voted on. The vot-
our city were scenes of activity, sary at the last. Mayor Cowley
as people were arriving from followed with the address of blem of liberty and the country ing places in Central Point will
country districts or passing on welcome, in which he expressed for which it stands. Little Geral be as follows: North precinct,
their way to the cemetery.
in a very sincere way a heartfelt dine Fox, a most charming little Hotel Central; South precinct,
At about 10:30 the crowd left welcome to the ‘‘survivors of the t°t, recited a pretty little tribute City Hall.
On Tuesday, June 5, the war
the Savoy Theatre corner in terrible four years of civil war to Old Glory. She made a great
will be taken. The places
autos laden with pretty flowers in which you, old soldiers, were hit with the audience and had to
on this date will
to decorate the old soldiers’ the faithful, loyal defenders of respond to a hearty encore.
same as for the
graves at the Central Point cem- the Union,” to the equally patri-
etery. The local Women’s Re- otic, loyal women of the Relief
out for cer
lief Corps and the old soldiers of Corps who had arranged the pro- patriotic theme and the pathos
this vicinity were the active par- gram in honor of the dead heroes
the song being well expressed, tain before going to press.
ticipants in this part of the day’s of that war and to the citizens of Miss Mary Belle Hamilton tol- All men between the ages of
this community. Miss Eduma lowed with a pleasing recitation. 21 and 30 must register on that
At 2 p. m. the Savoy Theatre Carrol then gave an appropriate Mayor Cowley introduced the date.
was well filled to attend the reading, which was followed by speaker of the day, Rev. M. C.
“Will It not be far better to sell
Memorial Day services. There a recitation by Earnest Rostel. Reed, pastor of the Methodist these
propose d bonds and begin our
was one disappointing feature to Little Miss Fay Love delighted church, who delivered one of the road worh by a common-sense system
this part of the day’s program: her hearers by reciting a patri best Memorial Day orations that th an to dribbb It out In small sums
from year to y ur and In the end ac
the number of men in attendance otic poem. Four girls then sang has b^en heard here. He opened complish
nothin;; T" inquires tbo Hood
was a surprising small per cent. a pretty patriotic number that bis address bv telling a rich joke Hiver Glacier.
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The ladies of the Relief Corps, pleased. Hazel Price, another on himself, in which a darky
who had charge of the program, little Miss, followed with a de- woman said to him after hav The patriotic Carnival will be held in
had decorated the platform pret- lightful number. Two b o y s , ing heard him preach one day : Medford Ju ne 5 to 9 inclusive.
tily with flags and bunting. The Clark McDowell and Leon Love, ‘‘Brotha Reed, ah likes to heah
ladies of the corps and the old then recited together a patriotic yo preach because yo preach mo’ The Battle Cry of Feed ’Em
coldiers marched in in a body piece.
Katherine Nealon fol- like a niggah than any white
and took seats in front that had lowed with another recitation.
man ah ever heerd.” He fol- W e’ll go down on our knees, boys,
been reserved, which were also The flag drill by eleven girls lowed this humorous sally, how- And sift the seeds arotind.
decorated with the ‘‘red, white waa one of the most delightful ever, with a message that had Shouting the battle cry of “ Feed 'em I”
W e’ll hoe the beets and peas, boys,
" our Kard<‘n Kroun<1’
Shouting the battle cry of “ Feed ’e m ! ”
Onions fo rever ! P u t on your jeans;
Chop down the pig weeds;
Hill up the beans !
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So w e’ll rully to the fight, boys,
And hoe till candle-light,
Shouting the battle cry of " F e e d 1
the true patriotic ring, a message
that stirred the hearts of his
hearers, and he held them at
tentive to the last. He took for
K*! his theme a portion of Lincoln’s
!!>j great Gettysburg speech, which
he first quoted entire, word for
word, from memory. He carried
this theme, the idea expressed
V so beautifully by Lincoln that
‘‘we who live must finish the
work to which the dead so nobly
consecrated their lives,” thruout
his stirring address ard closed
with a beautiful word picture of
the future—the finished work—
bringing his oration to an effect
After a few words of appreci
W ation for the splendid oration, by
Mayor Cowley, the audience rose
and sang ‘‘America.” Rev. Reed
closed the service by pronouncing
Lest You Forget
Vote for Road Bond Bill
June 4, 1917
The Automobile Pays for the Roads
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CENTRAL POINT HERALD