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About Central Point herald and Southern Oregon news. (Central Point, Or.) 1917-19?? | View Entire Issue (May 31, 1917)
TO REDUCE THE HIGH C08T OF
LIVING -COOK RADISHES
ONE FARMER SAVES C. P. H. S. Alumni Banquet
A FINAL WORD ON
ROAD BOND BILL $540 IN ONE YEAR
A simple remedy for the high
cost o f living is the use o f radish
es, not raw as commonly used,
but cooked just like you would Provide* Immediate Construc
cook turnips. Not many house tion of Permanent Highways
wives know this, but just try it
Without increasing Taxes.
once and you will be surprised at
the result. Those who have tried
Much has been said in opposition to
it say it is really difficult to tell the good roads bond bill that has no
the difference between the turnip bearing whatever on the measure and
which could be designed only to poi
Dennis Eucalyptus Olnt
A T ALL DRUQ S TO R E S
T u b es 25 c
ja r s 50 c
Put Your Boy Into
Best - looking, longest - wearing
and cost no more than inferior
kinds. Banded bib and swing
ing white drill pockets (not the
old style patch pockets that so
quickly wear through;.
Look for tbu label— take no other*
\ r FREE Mi"
A W A R D * © O R A N O R R I Z S A T R . R. |. * .
Marie and G u e r a n to d by
LEVI STRAUSS & C O ,S.. Frsacis*.
C R A N F I L L & ROSNETT )
son and prejudice the voters against it.
That being the case, the following per
tinent facts are submitted for the in
formation and thoughtful considera
tion of the impartial voter on the eve
of the special election June 4th:
This road bond bill proposes the is
suance of $G,000,000 twenty-five year
four per cent bond? for the construc
tion of a system of state-wide hard-
surfaced highways. The roads to be
Improved are designated in the bill
and lnelude the main-traveled roads
throughout the state.
Adequate revenue has been provided
by statute for paying both interest
and principal and retire the bonds at
maturity without increasing taxes.
The money deri\od from the increased
automobile lie. uses and the existing
quarter-mill state road tax will pay
the interest and retire the bonds aud
leave a substantial balance for tlie
construction of other roads not enum
erated in the Loud bill.
The increased automobile license
and the state road tax are provided by
statutes now in effect aud will have
to be paid regardless of whether or
not the road bonds are voted at the
spci ial election June 4th.
The automobile owner is willing to
pay the increased license. All that he
asks is that the licn.se mo'ny, which
has to be paid anyway, b.- expended in
constructing the toads proposed in the
bend bill. The automobile owner will
provide all of the money necessary to
meet the interest charges and retire
the bonds. Me fails to see why there
should be any opposition to the ex
penditure of the money so provided in
the construction of good roads, in view
of the fact that It is his money that
will pay for the improvements.
All of tbo money raised from the
bonds will be expended under the di
rection of the Stats Highway Commis
sion, appointed by Oovernor Withy-
combe. The Commission has announc
ed that in extending the fund all stc-
tlons of the state will be considered
impartially. A dollar's worth of road
construction for every dollar expended
is guaranteed by the Commissioners,
who have declared that they will pur
chase one or more paving plants and
lay paving unless satisfactory bids are
submitted by paving contractors. Or-
dinrry c o m m o n s. nse business princi
ples will a.so govern the Commission
ers in their work of road building.
Scarcity of later and the reasonable
ness of war-time prices (or materials
will determine the time for inaugurat
ing work and the scope of actual road
construction. Kord build it., will not
be undertaken by tb<* Commission un
less conditions are faro-able.
Approval of the road bond bill June
<th wiil be an indorsement of a p an
that insures for the state the construc
tion of a Hvsteni of hard-surfaced roads
with funds already provided by law
i.nd without Increasing oilier taxes.
Vote £14 X YE3 and help "Bull Ore
gon Out of the Mud.”
P R O V I D E S GO O D ROADS
W H ER E MOST NEEDED
I am for the rm.d bond issue be
er use I U llc ie It v ili give us of Ore
gon good reads atd at places where
v L't'e r.
rood roads now. and
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C E N T R A L P O IN T H E R A L D
O N L Y $ 1 .0 0 A Y E A R
| Bussell Harris, Central Point Hikrh School.
The annual business meeting
and banquet o f the High School
H. West, of Scappoose. Tells (Alumni Association was held in
¡the Domestic Science Room of the
What Good Roads Mean
School building last Friday even
ing. Most o f this years class
were present and cordially wel
H. West, farmer and dairyman, liv
by the older members.
ing near Scappoose, Is an enthusiastic
supporter of the road bond bill that
A dinner was served by the
will be before the voters for their ap Junior girls.
Mr. Cowley acted
proval at the special election June 4.
and gave every
Me is for the road bonds because the
value of good roads has been demon one an opportunity to say some
strated to him conclusively. Through thing in regard to their school ac
the construction of a macadam road
by which he is enabled to send milk tivities. The boys who have re
and cream to market by auto truck, turned from college related some
Mr. West last year saved *5-40.
o f their experiences o f the past
"Before the macadam road was
built.” according to Mr. West, " I had year.
to haul my milk and cream by team!
None o f the officers elected
to Scappoose. But now an auto truck)
last year were present, so the
calls at my home daily, delivers my
dairy products in the Portland market business meeting was turned over
and on the return trip brings groceries to Roland Flahertv, and the fol
and other supplies right to my door.
lowing officers elected : Fred
Due entirely to the macadam road, my
saving last year In marketing the Taylor, president; Helen Parker,
products of my dairy alone was |540.| |\ice-president ; and
This estimate does not Include the
saving (hat has attended the market-]
ins of my farm products and the de-| by the railroad method.
livery of freight and other supplies at
A resolution was passed to
the erection o f a new high
"By hard-surfacing this macadam
road, my savings due to Improved school building as much as pres
roads will be even greater for with the; ent conditions will permit, and a
completed road the cost of operating
auto trucks will be further reduced. new office created.
Yes. I am enthusiastically in favor of ris was elected chief scribe.
the road bond bill.
Everybody seemed to think
Fred Taylor was getting bald-
w hi re we need them most. There Is ¡headed, but he said that his hair
only one plan bi fore us by which we hadn’ t grown out yet.
may o. ail nom" really good and serv
Much regret was expressed
iceable roads and that is the present
the loss o f the fine corps o f
scheme of permitting the state to sell
$6,01)0.000 in four per cent serial bonds high school teachers this year.
to be redeemed both in principal and
The teachers were questioned,
interest by the revenue derived from
a state tax on automobiles. If we do but didn’ t seem to have any good
not adopt tills plan we of Oregon will reasons, so they must be “ slack-
continue as we have already continued
ters. ’ ’
too long, with poorly drained, wretch
Not as much spirit was mani
edly located and miserably surfaced
roads, impassable in winter and Im fested among
a few o f the
practical and expensive at all times.—
Rufus C. Holman, President of State Alumni members as might be
Association of County Judges and expected, but those présent were
With the large
in the past
W H A T GOOD ROADS
few years and a little organized
MEAN TO MOTORISTS
effort, the association hopes to
Every motorist has observed how bis
do a great deal in influencing
rar accelerates when he gois from an
unimproved road to a stretch of hard- the opinion o f the community.
surfaced; but he may not realize how
large a saiing of power and gcsollne
that acceleration represents.
I f he
were bo travel over a hard even sur- j
face habitually instead of over the
average country road, his gasoline bill
would be greatly reduced. A motorist
in Mississippi has figured out that
hard-surfaced roads in his community j
save him $30 per year In the gasoline
consumed by a single ear.
In the fate of tbise facta, Is there
any possible r»aaon why every ruto-
mobile owner should not vote for the
$6,000,000 good roads bond bill?
Red Cross Making Up Comfort Baqs
The Central Point Red Cross Auxili
ary is making up “ comfort bags” for
The following list o f
articles compose the contents o f a
“ comfort bag” :
Khaki-colored sewing cotton No. 30,
white sewing cotton No. 30, white dar
ning cotton No. 30, needles No. 6,
Klarning needle, needle case; buttens,
¡khaki-colored and white, medium size,
¡in bags 3x5 in.; large thimble, blunt-
Poor ro-.ds are very expensive things pointed scissors, cake of soap, medium
for country communities. The farmer size safety pins, common pins, small
who thinks that Improved highways | comb, tooth brush, tooth paste, small
are mainiv for the benefit of those round mirror, handkerchiefs, lead pen
who drive automobiles should reflect cil, writing pad, envelopes and post
on the res'rit of a recent Investigation cards, playing cards, collapsible alumi
by the Department of Agriculture,
num drinking cup, pocket knife, shoe
which finds that the cost of hauling
fa ,-m produce over ordinary country
Any of these articles will be grate
roads Is 23 aents a ton. whereas over
hard surfaced roads It is only 13 cents. fully received Ly the local Red Cross.
—Fact and Comment in Youth's Com Any merchant willing to furnish any
panion, May 1$. ltlT .
thing on the list at cost should see the
chairman, Mrs. Palmer.
NextTuesdey at the Y. M. C. A. the|
How many people coming here look-
Epworth League of the M. E. church jng for a new location would stop, if
wiil hold their annual election and social. Central Point had no paper?
All are invited to attend.