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CENTRAL POINT HERALD
And SO U TH ERN O REGON NEW S
An Independent Newspaper Published in the Interest of the Common People
H erald No. X II.
N ew s N o. 2.
Representative Jackson Co.
Frank L. Benson, a represent
ative farmer of this section, died
at the Dow Hospital in this city
Wednesday, June 13, at 5 p. m.,
after an illness lasting only a
few days. He was brought to
the Dow hospital as soon as it
was realized that he was in a se
rious condition. Dr. Dow diag
nosed the case and saw that the
only hope of saving the unfortu
nate man’s iife was an operation.
The operation was performed
Tuesday afternoon. This reveal
ed a more serious condition, the
acute intestinal obstruction show
ing a gangrenous state. Twenty-
two inches of intestine was re
moved, but the patient lived only
twenty-four hours after the oper
The funeral services were held
at the late residence of the de
ceased this (Thursday) after
noon at 3 o’clock, interment
was in Central Point cemetery.
Frank L. Benson was a native
of Sweden. He was born July
30. 1870, and was 46 years, 10
months and 14 days old. He
married Mias Burseli a number
of years ago. From the time he
married he began to prosper.
He was recognized as one of the
leading and successful farmers
of the valley. He lived on Pacific
Highway, about midway between
Central Point and Medford. His
ranch is one of the model places
of this section.
Mr. Benson was a member of
the “Church of God” and the
Modern Woodmen. He leaves a
host of friends in the valley, his
widow and two children, Eula, a
12-year old girl, and Rapnel, a
7-year old boy. Both of his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ben
son, are still living and reside in
Minnesota. Nine brothers and
sisters also survive him.
B ohn June 14, 1917, to Mr. and
Mrs. John L. Nealon of Table Rock, in
the Dow Hospital, an 8-lb. daughter.
The Ladies Aid o f the M. E church
m et at the home of Mrs. F aber Thurs
day. Mrs. M P. Holmes, the presi
Miss Helen Carlton,
of Elizabelh, N. J , « h o is passing the
su m m er here, spoke and oragnized a
New T e sta m e n t League.
A patriotic program was given T h u rs
day night at the th e a tre in comnumn-
ration of Flag day. The address of the
evening was given by Mr. J. H erbert
Dnran, of Ashland, on "T h e Mission of
A m e:ica in th e World W a r . ” Miss
Ruth W arner sang several p retty songs
and W. Carlton J a n e s of Medford ren
dered several beautiful violin numbers.
Rev. Paul S. Bandy gave a talk on
" T h e Liberty B o nds." The house was
well filled .
Central Point, Oregon, Thursday, June 14. 1917
Epw o rth
N tli«» I>aveii!i.v F e stiv al Q u in tet th«*r«» is present«»«! to (*liautaii«|im
a m usical orjran(nation w hich h a s for yearn l»«cn one o f th e forem ost coin-
(»anies o f the e a s te rn eoiw ert p latfo rm .
Mr. am i Mrs. H ollis IM ison Joiveim v. b a rito n e am i so p ra n o re*|M*etiv«*ly,
h ave a p p ea red in reeitnl am i o|K»ratice w ork w ith e.\<vptiomil success; Mr.
I.oiiis f'iito n is a<‘e)nini«»t] b.v c o m p e te n t c ritic s one o f th e b est te n o rs know n ill
C h a u ta u q u a circles; Alice Rurj:«»ss Hletimr. c o n tra lto , is an a rtis t o f u n u su a l
a b ility ; M arcella Oe«*n. p ian ist, a re m a rk a b le m u sician am i p ia n ist of note.
T o th e ir p ro g ram o f concert n u m b ers will he ad d ed e x c e rp ts from the fa
tuous com ic opera, “T h e B ohem ian G irl,” in costum e.
JU L Y 1 1 TO 2 0
M. C. Reed, president of the Ashland Chautauqua Association,
was in Central Point Wednesday boosting the coming Chautauqua,
which will be held in the new auditorium from July 11 to 20 inc u-
sive. He sai l the new auditorium, which is nearing completion,
will be the largest and finest building of its kind west of the
Rockies. “To give you an idea of its size,” he said, “ the stage
alone will permit of 700 performers acting at one time. It's
a beautiful structure built of concrete, re-enforced with steel, and
wil be finished and furnished in splendid style. It is built on the
site of the old structure in beautiful Lithia Park. Those desiring
to camp out during the Chautauqua are privileged to camp in
the park.” As to the nature of the program, Mr. Reed said, ” We
will have some of the world's greatest musicians and America’s
greatest speakers, and it undoubtedly will b e the greatest Chautau
qua in Ashland’s history.”
Last Sunday at the evening service
the newly elected officers of the Ep
worth League of the Methodist church
were installed. The installation service
opened with a processional, the League
members marching in a body. Kev. M.
C. Heed, the pastor, had charge of the
Each of the
new officers gave a talk outlining their
particular phase of League work for
the coming year. Kev. Reed gave a
fine talk especially tor the young peo
ple. Miss CarPon h I s o gave a very
interesting talk, chosing as her sub ject
"S ign P o sts,” which she handled in a
very clever manner.
The service was
brought to a close with a recessional.
The new officers are :
P resident E sther Pankey.
1st Vice-President Agnes Dunlap.
-’m l Dice Pres. C'laribel Arnold.
Jrd Vice-Pres. Vada Altimus.
4th Vice-Pres. Audrey Holmes.
Sec’y-T rea s. Conseils Tetherow.
O rganist June Dunlap.
County Red Cross Campaign
The new Red Cross campaign for
Jackson oounty is well started.
Daniels, county campaign manager, re-
liorts th at he finds the spirit of true
patriotism manifeat all over the coun
ty. On Tuesday Mr. Daniels and his
assistant, Roger B ennett, visited Cen
tral Point to organize the team to can
vass this community. The apportion
ment made for Jackson county is $15,-
000 of the $100, (MM) COO asked for by
President Wilson for the Red Cross
needs in the war. Central Point has
the distinction of being the first unit to
be fully organized. Mr. Daniels be
lieves th a t Jackson county will he the
first to wire the Portland headipiurters
th a t its full quota has been raised.
The following team waa " d r a f t e d "
and each mem ber thereof expressed a
willingness to serve : Captain, R II.
Paxson, R. W. Elden, I. C. Kobnett,
Rtv. Paul S. Bandv, Wayne Leever.
Herring, Mayor W A. Cowley,
Lee B. Franklin, D. W. Stone and Cuy
Good garden seeds at Paxson's.
I do the work in your home.
Carpets, R ikjs , Couches.
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