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CENTRAL POINT HERALD
And SOUTHERN OREGON NEWS
An Independent Newspaper Published in the Interest of the Common People
Delegate to Dallas Reports
a Delightful Trip
Central Point, Oregon, Thursday, June 7, 1917
C. P. Voted Down Bonds
The vote in Central Point on Monday
gave a m ajority of 10 votes against the
road bond issue, but it carried in the
S ta te by a big majority. Soulh Cen
tral Point precint, however, gave a
m ajority in favor of the bonds. The
latest figures indicate a m ajority in the
S tate of 17,000.
H. W. Davisson, a layman of
Central Point, and Dr. J. K.
Baillie of Phoenix, a clergyman,
were the two delegates sent from
the Presbytery of Southern Ore
gon to the General Assembly of the border the more seriously the
the Presbyterian Church in the people take the situation down
United States at Dallas, Texas. there,” said he. In Texas the
Mr. Davisson returned from the corn crop was from knee high to
great gathering, which lasted for waist high, and the visitor saw
nine days, last Friday evening. many fields of cotton either just
He reports a delightful trip and coming up or being planted.
a fine program at the big church “ The weather there was very
convention. The Assembly went much like what we have been
into session May 17 and adjourn getting here at home lately,” he
ed on the 26th. “ The big thing said.
A feature of the Assembly
there was the feeling of unity in
a common cause, the spirit of program t h a t was especially
Christian brotherhood and co pleasing to the two gentlemen
operation which was manifest from this Presbytery was the
throughout the entire session; colored quintet from Biddle In
this was especially true in re stitute, a seminary in the South
gard to the action taken in pre for educating colored preachers.
paring resolutions endorsing the Dr. Baillie later persuaded Mr.
administration a t Washington Davisson to attend a negro pro
and offering the government the tracted meeting that was being
resources of the entire Presby held in the convention city.
terian church in the United Suffice it to say that Dr. Baillie
States,“ he said.
witnessed such a sight as he had
Mr. Davisson said there were never seen before or believed
900 delegates in attendance, in possible. He received two par
cluding quite a representative ticular shocks that he probably
delegation from the Southern will never forget. After the
States, for a good number of second colored woman had raised
colored delegates were there. the roof, causing the doctor to
Dr. J. Wilbur Chapman, the no jump in his seat, he whispered,
ted evangelist of New York, was “Say, and that preacher never
the assembly moderator and Rev. as much as batted an eye !”
Wm. Henry Roberts the stated
The most inspiring meeting
clerk. Rev. Roberts has held was when the convention voted
that office for 35 years, and at the resolutions to be sent to the
the close of the great gathering President. A minister spoke at
a present of $1000 in gold was this meeting who was a native of
given him and his wife in honor Germany, a man who had been
of his long years of service. He educated there, and a big fellow
is also noted as the author of standing six feet two in his
“Roberts’ Rules of Order.”
stockings—a typical, good natur-
“The Assembly voted to buy ee German, genial and kind.
$25,000 worth of Liberty bonds,” His name was Orth. He said
said Mr. Davisson, “as a part of that he attended the same school
the patriotic work of the Assem —some special military school
bly.” It may be of interest here where the youth of the nobility
to say that Mr. Davisson learned are educated —that Kaiser Wil
at El Paso that many of the helm attended as a young man.
wealthier Mexicans were invest He knew him well from daily
ing in Liberty bonds. He said contact with his life as a student.
also in this connection that on He said that the Kaiser was.
the border it was very quiet. personally, a very fine Christian
Many troops were being moved character, but that he was under
from place to place, but the ex the power of the hereditary
citement we read about from house. Rev. Orth, while he still
time to time was lacking there. loves the Fatherland and main
“The farther away you get from tains many happy memories of
Booster Meeting Poorly Old Resident Gdlled Home
Ezra B. Yant, an old man liv
The Good Roads booster meet
ing held Friday evening at the
Savoy Theatre was poorly at
tended. The purpose of the
meeting was to arouse interest
in favor of the $6,000,000 road
bond issue. While only a few of
the local citizens came out, a
number of able speakers were
on hand and spoke on different
phases of the road bond issue.
W. C. Leever of Central Point,
who is one of the directors of the
Tri-State Good Roads Associa
tion, acted as chairman of the
meeting. Mr. Leever is one of
the most enthusiastic workers
for good roads in the State. In
a few earnest words he briefly
outlined the purpose of the meet
ing and the importance of prop
erly understanding the measure
to be voted on the following Mon
Mayor C. E. Gates of Medford
was then introduced. Mr. Gates
is an able speaker and he gave a
very clear, concise argument in
favor of the bonding measure.
Among other things he said that
Jackson county had been che
pioneer in good roads building in
Oregon, especially in Southern
Oregon, but he said that Oregon
was at least ten years behind
the coast States in good roads
Porter J. Neff of Medford was
the next speaker. He said that
he believed that the time was
not far distant when every far
mer would require an automobile
as a necessary asset to his farm
ing. He brought out other good
points; showing why we should
continue to progress to build
more good roads.
D. W, Stone, who lives near
Central Point, was the n e x t
speaker. He showed that he,
too, was an enthusiastic worker
his boyhood days, is first of all
an American, and as proof of
this he told about two of his
sons having enlisted in the army
of Uncle Sam. His talk was
brought to a fitting climax when
Dr. Chapman, the moderator,
put his arms about this eminent
German-American who was so
loyal to the land of his adoption.
Mr. Davisson got well acquainted
with Mr. Orth during his stay.
ing in a little house near Willow
Springs, was found dead in bed
yesterday (Wednesday, June 6)
by his son, W. I). Yant. The
old gentleman had complained
lately of not feeling well, but he
was not thought to be seriously
ill. He was 87 years, 5 months
and 26 days old, having been
born the year that Lincoln be
came of age. Ohio was his na
tive State, but not much is known
here of his life’s history.
His body was brought to Cen
tral Point Wednesday and the
burial was in the local cemetery
today. Mr. March, a member of
the Christian church, conducted
the funeral services this after
noon. Only a few friends at
tended the funeral.
It is yet time to plant dalia bulbs.
You can get them a t Paxson's Drug
Rev. Reed preached n fine sermon
last Sunday evening on ‘‘ Some things
we can learn from this aw ful w a r . ”
Come out and hear him again next
Sunday evening a t the M. E. church.
Mrs. F. A. Hawk has some very fine
rose bushes in full bloom. She also
raises her own vegetables and has
proved herself a successful gardener.
The Herald man knows, because he re
ceived a bunch of radishes from her
th a t were very fine.
I.ast Sunday some fine catches were
made by local reel tw isters. Guy Tex.
our pleasant postal agent, cHUght a
fin e 26 pounder. He said he caught a
much larger one, too, but it got awav.
J. E . R o sw e ll, the h a 'r cut artist,
caught two fine salmon, one weighing
28 and another 3.r> pounds.
Rev. Randy, in his sermon last Sun
day morning, touched on the m a t te r of
united action by all th<* churches in a
small town like Central Point. This is
something th a t we should not only talk
about, but we should ACT,
for good roads. H L. Walthers
of Medford f »llo.v *d with ¡t g tod
talk. J ifiti W sterlund of Mod-
ford, president of the Tri State
Good Roads Assoc’ation, a l s o
gave a good talk.
George E. Boos, executive sec
retary of the assoriation. and one
or two other good roads fans of
Medford, were also present at
this meeting. The Herald editor
is glad to say that be and Mr.
Roo-- are former Seattle friends.
Mr. B >os was secretary of the
S attle Commercial Club at that