Central Point herald and Southern Oregon news. (Central Point, Or.) 1917-19??, May 31, 1917, Image 2

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P ub lish e d E v e r y T hursday
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A n I n d e pe n d e n t local newspaper devoted to
the intarwta <>f Central Point and the Roffua
River Valley.
F^nD-reil as second class matter at the post o f­
fice at Central Point, Oregon, May 4, 1906, accurd-
I i:r to an A ct o f Congress, March »1, 1879.
This paper is kept on file at the D a k k A d ver ­
A g e n c y , Inc.. 427 South Main Street, Los
Angeles and 779 Market Street, San Francisco,
where contracts for advertising can be made.
tisin g
Subscription Price $1.00 per Year
I rue Democracy the Coming Order
Slag Party
! Last Monday evening Mr. 0.
"When It is explained that the ex­ Ockerman entertained a few o f
pense of providing the crushed rock his friends at Mountain View
base on the roads to be hard-surfaced
» i l l be borne by the state and not re­ ^eigh ts at a stag party. The
quired of the counties, opposition to men, half o f whom were old bach­
the road bond bill is largely removed," elors (the other half being mar­
says Winnie Braden, of Dallas, Secre­
tary-Treasurer of Polk County Better ried men),had a fine time playing
Itoads Association. " I t has been my “ 500” and other suitable games
experience that It Is only necessary for young men. During the even-
to acquaint the Individual opponent of
the road bond measure with the pro­ ling the genial host served light (!)
visions of the bill to make him a con­ !(it was tinged with strawberry
vert to the good roads movement. The juice)
refreshments which all
people of Polk County uniformly with
f with many puns poked
other progressive people of the state
want good roads. All that Is demand­ at each other and some who were
ed by them is the assurance that the not present or on hands.
At a
funds to be raised by the proposed;
bond Issue will be applied economical-! late hour the merry old fellows
ly in the construction of the greatest j departed, the thotful host show­
possible mile age of serviceable roads ing the visitors the way out and
of a pe rmanent and enduring charac­
jholding the lamp to make it safer
"W ith this assurance and the fur­ for the departing guests to get
ther guarantee that ample funds are properly started on their home­
provided in the increased automobile[
On the way home
license, which will have to be paid ward way.
anyway, to meet both interest and the guests were invited in at the
principal of the bonds, the voters of
home o f one o f the party for a —
my section of the state are more
few minutes. Here they partook
atrongly favoring the road bill."
o f other light refreshments. Up­
Among Hit false statements circu­ on leaving one o f theparty, whose
lât -d by op o tents of the $6,000,000 name is witheld, came near hav­
road bond bill is one to the effect that
the burden of paying for the bunds in g a slight misfortune. He mis­
will be saddled upon the taxpayers of calculated the steps on the way
the state. The fact Is that under the out— (cut off here by the War
quarter-mill state road tax, which Is
in effect and has been for the last ¡Censor.)
The man o f vision—and it does
not require a great mind to see
the trend o f civilization—looks
into the future and beholds the
culmination o f man’ s age-lot g
dream in the fulfillment o f uni­
versal peace.
He sees in the
new age the brotherhood o f man
fulfilled in a new order o f gov­
ernment which we are begin­
ning to realize is near even to­
day. Alexander the Great and
Napoleon the First were great
men, Out they had the wrong
conception o f the purpose o f life.
“ He who would he first shall be
last, and he that is servant to all
shall he exalted” expresses the four years, the taxpuyer assessed for
will pay 25 cents a year. In the
underlying p-inciple that means $1000
25 years (he bonds are to tun the total
the success or failure o f our amount th* taxpayer will routrlbute
under '.Ills tax » i l l b*‘ $6.25 and its
payment will he distributed over a
Now, while the world is upset p< r d of 25 years. Besides, this tax
by the subnormal condition o f a Is already provided by stutute and
state o f war, while the minds of must be paid regardless of whether
the road bonds are vot d at the special
men are affected by the cor stant election June 4th. The revenue from
trend o f war news, and now by the increased automobile licenses will
preparation for war and the be more than sufficient to pay both
Interest and principal on the road
sight o f troops and death-dealing bonds. The direct taxes of the Indi­
machinery here in our own peace­ vidual taxpayer, therefore, will not be
ful America as well, lest we for­ Increased If the road bonds are voted.
get, we should not lose sight of
No additional burdens will be lm
the goal, hut should think on the posed on any taxpayer by reason of
things the near future has in the passage of the good roads bond
issue. And If good roads, quicker com­
store for mankind, keep up our munication, aaf," transportation, bet­
faith in the final success o f Right ter traveling facilities, and reduction
over Might and believe that, In cost of moving the products of
fsrm. field, and orchard mean any­
after this terrible storm is past, thing to the progress and prosperity
a new and brighter day will o f the state, the passage of the good
r c ija bond Issue will be to the ad­
vantage of every man. woman and
True democracy is the only child In-Oregon.— TUe Spectator (P o r t­
hope o f universal peace, and true land.)
democracy is a co-operative gov­
It is time Oregon was getting out of
ernment. We can hasten its the mud, comments the Ttllamook 1
Herald. California and Washington
coming, i f we would, by putting have both made large appropriations
the principle o f co-operation into for good roads during the past few
practical use right here at home. years, while Oregon has stood ¿till.
The bonding bill which will come up
Is it worth while to begin on so for eoiislderatlon in June la an eco­
small a scale ? If the principle nomic busluess proposition.
is right there is but one answer
The annual llcens on all automo­
— Yes.
biles has been doubled. The fees from
Next week I shall endeavor to this source will be ad -quale to pay the
point out one or two important Interest and the principal of the $6,-
000.000 road bonds. Automobile own­
things that could be done which ers are wlMJng_to pay the Increased li­
would go far toward-crvsialiaing cense but ask that the money raised
shall be spent In road con­
a better and more popular “ com­ therefrom
struction. Why not? They are going
munity spirit.”
to pay the bill. And It will not be
necessary to raise general taxes, either.
Vote for the bonds.
Were 1 so tall to reach the pole
Or mete the heaven* with a spun
From a series of Investigations, the
V. S Department of Agriculture has
I must be measured by my soul;
It is the mind that makes the man. found that, fo lio » Ing the Improvement
(This fine verse was handed us by of the main market roads, the Increase
H. H. Croft. He could not recall the In the selling price of tillable farm
lands s e r v e d by the roads has amount­
author's name.)
ed to from one to three times the total
cost of the Improvements.
Those present at the first men­
tioned place were: Henry Riley
Guy Tex and Lee B. Franklin,
besides the host.
The hotel Central
Mrs. G. Betts, Mgr.
Central Point,
J. E Boswell
Men’ s Haircut • 25c
Schoolboys’ Haircut 20c
Laundrv, Clothes Cleaning
and Pressing Agency.
Central Point, Ore.
T h e Q uality in th e B a g
Making Pie Crust
With Mt. P ittas the principal
ingredient is far less a task
and is far more likely to
"turn out well” than if ordin­
ary flour is used. The same
thing can be said of Mt. Pitt
flour in all other bakings. A
sack of it ordered today will
prove long before it is empty
that our flour is the best all-
around flour made. The wise
housekeeper is buying a few
sacks now to tide the family
over until new wheat is fit to
grind. Mt. Pitt flour now $3.10
the sack. Favorite flour now
»2. 85 a sack.
The Central Point Mills
The Hard Glossy Surface made with
Chi-namel Screen Enamel makes it impos­
sible for dust to adhere.
Dries quickly.
Prevents Rust. Adds artistic appearance.
The Hardware Man
Central Point,