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Central Point American
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In a one-sided though hard-fought
game here Monday night. Central
Point won the basketball game from
Scores by quarters were: 1st
quarter, 3 to 1. Grants Pass making
1 score on a free with Central Point
finishing with one field basket and
Second quarter: 12 to 1. Central
Point came back with 5 field baskets
and Grants Pass not scoring.
16 to 4, Central
Point 1 field basket and 2 free;
Grants Pass getting 3 free baskets.
Fourth quatrer: 22 to 4. Central
Point 3 field baskets, Grants Pass
Faber was high man with eight
points. Pickett and Shores each
made three field baskets and one
free totaling each 7 points.
Hamilton and Benson both dis
played wonderful ability as guards.
Grants Pass rallied in the
quarter and tried to stage a come
back but it was useless against the
fine team work o f the Central Point
The next game fo r the boys and
girls will be at Phoenix on Friday
night o f this week.
CENTRAL POINT AMERICAN THURSDAY, JANUARY "2171926
THE IMPORTANCE O F OUR OIL
Sixty-five thousand miles o f oil
oipe lines, all laid during the last
10 years, cover the country from
ocean to ocean, releasing 1,000,000
tank cars and 10,000 locomotives fo r
Oil, starting eastward from Okla
homa fields, will in two weeks be
propelling flivvers, furnishing elec
tric light and power, and performing
its thousand and one other tasks.
Products o f the petroleum indus
try last year, totaled more than ten
per cent o f our domestic exports in
value. Gasoline, naptha, and other
light oil products ranked third in
value in a list o f fifty chief exports.
On next Tuesday, February the
second, and order to be known as the
“ Provisional Department o f the Im
perial Service o f the W orld,” will be
organized in Central Point under
Christian leadership. It is fo r boys
o f the ages o f ten to twelve years
boys have given in their names as
LECTURE FOR BOY SCOUTS
MISSIONARY MEETING H E L D
Society o f the
Federated church met this afternoon
The Community1 Men’s Bible class in the basement o f the church.
voted last Sunday to accept the in
Miss Carlton, the president, pre
vitation to attend the Baptist Sun sided, and after a short business
day school at Medford in a body- meeting a very interesting
next Sunday morning.
The invitation came through the W yatt
assisted by Miss Florence
Baptist church at Medford, acting Hamrick. Mrs. W yatt spoke on the
through the Men’s Bible class o f current topic concerning the return
o f the Jews to Palestine. Miss Han.
The “ Biggest Thing” is usked to rick read a touching poem, entitled
put on their regular program and the “ The Master’s Question.”
bbys are lining up in a way that |
promises 160 to 200 men to start I
GO ON EXTENDED TRIP
from here Sunday morning.
Mrs. Ellen Eads and Mrs.
Captains o f the opposing sides
are very quiet and non-communicat- Hall with her two children
ive as to their plans but each side guests at the home o f Mr. and Mrs.
is certain that it will take more men Geo. Fox Wednesday night.
Eads is a sister o f Mrs. Fox. The
than the other.
The Reds will park their cars on ladies had driven down from Oregon
Main street here at 9 a. m. on the City and left today fo r a trip through
north side o f the street and the Blues California. They will visit at San
on the south side o f the same street. Jose, Santa Barbara, Mountain View
We were unable to get a definite and Los Angeles, and will probably
statement, but learned that there be gone about a month.
will be access to at least 40 cars
to leave Central Point at 9:20 next Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Watt, o f Med
ford, entertained a number o f old-
time friends at their ho;ne on Tues
W e would like to suggest that ev
day evening o f this week.
ery fellow in and around
the guests were Mr. and Mrs. L. Hat
Point lay aside every excuse and get
field, o f our city.
down on Main street at 9 a. m. next
Sunday morning. Let’s not only put
The Royal Neighbors have recent
this thing over “ together” but let us
ly held their meetings at the homes
all “ work and boost and hustle” and
o f Mrs. Etta Lacy and Mrs. Levina
make this trip in such strength and
Hathaway, where they were pleas
spirit as to advertize to the world
“ size” o f Central Point
Men’s Bible class.
street promptly at 9:20. The blues
Medford Baptist men want us to will lead, and parking instructions
‘show them,” and we have accepted fo r Medford will be given the driv
the invitation; it is up to us to ers Sunday morning.
“ The Biggest Thing in the Rogue
show them something worth looking
River Valley,” is the spirit o f our
The train o f autos will leave Main men.
Central Point points with pleasure
and pride to the fact that on last
Sunday morning at the Bible School
hour there were at our three schools
an enrollment o f four hundred fifty -
two persons. O f this number two
hundred twenty were enrolled at the
Federated Church, o n e
twenty-nine at the Mens’ Bible
Class and one hundred three at the
It is hoped that this increase in
interest in worth-while things will
continue and that splendid results
may follow. May seed be sown that
will bear fruit.
MAY LOCATE IN THIS SECTION
Mr. and Mrs. Hoisington, form erly
o f Aberdeen, South Dakota, are here
visiting relatives, the Lampman nnd
Mr. Hoisington has recently sold
out a mercantile business in Aber
deen and is considering putting in
a similar business in this section o f
MRS. L. E. SMITH ILL
Mrs. L. E. Smith is very ill at
On Tuesday evening, February the
her home here. She has been suf
ninth, at the gymnasium, the Rev.
fering from pneumonia fo r the past
I. G. Shaw will give a lecture entit
BIBLE CLASS DINNER
nine days and at present her condi
led “ Under Three Flags” . The ad
tion is critical.
Plans fo r the Men’s Bible class dress will be given for the benefit o f
mother, Mr. and Mrs. Palmer,
dinneh are about the same as pub the boy scout organization o f Cen
Butte Falls, are here
lished last week.
tral-Point, a small admittance being
Smith and the family.
The one outstanding error in the charged.
last issue was 'n regard to when
Mrs. Max Berlin and son
it is to be. Since it is almost nec
The Rev. Johnson attended the
were recent guests o f Guy Tex and
essary to know "when” we wish to Josephine-Jackson County Minister
family. These people form erly lived
state that it will be the evening of ial Association at Eagle Point Mon
here and were on their way home
February 2, instead o f Feb. 9 as day. The association members plan
from Los Angeles to their home in
to meet in Central Point early in
Another equally important item February.
is that each person is to bring his
own cup, knife, fork and spoon, the
plates to be furnished by the class.
I f you do not bring the four articfes
mentioned you may find
“ out o f luck.”
You see there will
be so many people present that ev
erybody will just about
look out fo r himself.
Well, there will be about 12 or
14 long tables so you wo/i’t have
grounds in such a wny that a central heating plant will be built to heat
to eat by yourself or even with two
The follow ing fdfts and statements regarding the proposed new high
the old building and the new. The cost o f this heating plant is fig-
or three, but everything
be school building are presented fo r the purpose o f giving every one as much
ured in the estimate. This central heating plant will be a valuable
spread on a table and everyone will information as possible regarding the present school situation and the need
feature in itself. It will remove the fire hazard from the buildings,
for a building. The Board feels most sincerely that there is need for a
have plenty o f company.
be more economical in fuel, and save in janitor service.
new building. The conditions hhve been studied carefully and investiga
we want everyone who tions, meetings with architects, and consultations with school authorities, 5. Selection o f plans nnd architects:— The board has given careful con
sideration to the selection o f an architect. Plans have been submitted
comes to have a real good time and have been going on fo r over two months. W e have attempted to consider
by three reliable firms, all o f whom have been building school build
while it will not be possible to serve
ings in thq state anil now- have buildings under construction.
clusions. We believe that the proposed bond issue is the best way to meet
reputation and reliability o f these men have been have been investi
a banquet like a kings, yet we be the situation. W e submit it therefore to the people fo r their considera
gated. Their estimates on costs have been checked against each other
lieve we will be just as happy and tion and we are ready«to abide by their decision and to serve as best we
and the architect has been selected which the board believes will give
enjoy it just as well as if it were can in the interest o f the whole district.
the best service to the district.
in a palace and served with pomp
THE BOND ISSUE
SCHOOL BOARD OF D IS T R IC T -6—
The board proposes issuing bonds fo r a twenty year term. Bonds to bear
H. T. P A N K F Y , Chairman
5 percent interest.
Bonds redeemable serially one year a fter issue.
Don’t forget to bring a hot dish
J. E. W E A V E R
This is the plan being followed by most school districts at the present
o f beans or somethin’, be there on
K E N N E T H BEEBE
time, 7 o ’clock, and don’t forget
School bonds o f this type have been sold at a premium by many school
THE PROPOSED BUILDING AND BOND ISSUE
districts lately. This has been the experience o f Medford, Roseburg,
Ashland, and Cottage Grove.
Also decide on what else you may The following facts point out the need fo r a new building.
is every reason to believe that this bond issue will sell above par.
1. The old frame building is now used fo r the first three grades having
bring such as sandwiches, meat,
QUALIFICATIONS OF A VOTER
an average attendance o f ninety. The Labor Commissioner has in
cake, pie, pickles, je lly ; not all these
structed the School Board not to use this building another year. These Any citizen o f this State, male or female, who is 21 years o f age and has
resided in the district 30 days immediately preceding the meeting
things but a part.
children must be provided fo r elsewhere.
or election and has property in the district, as shown by the last
2 . The brick building which has eight main rooms is now holding five
county assessment, and not assessed by the sheriff, on which he or
grades in the four rooms downstairs. The high school is occupying
OLD FRIENDS MEET
she is liable or subject to pay a tax, shall be entitled to vote at any
the upstairs with 92 pupils in five rooms, (one room is divided into
school meeting or election in said d’strict:—
two smaller rooms). The High School is also using a basement room
On last Sunday, January 24, a
N O T E : (a ) Ownership 6f property assessed to another does not qualify
fo r Domestic Science.
community dinner was held at the 3. The High .School is attempting to carry on its work with one less room
this year than it used last year. This cannot go on without lowering (b ) Heirs o f an estate, where the property belonging to said estate has
home o f the Honorable Mr. and Mrs.
been assessed and taxed in the name o f the deceased, such heirs are
the standard o f the work.
Harry Dietrich, at Agate, Oregon. 4.
not qualified voters.
The best results are obtainable only when the high school and grades
Those present were Mr. and Mrs.
(c ) A person who holds stock or shares in a corporation, firm or copartner
are in seperate buildings.
ship, where the name o f such corporation, copartnership or firm appears
Roy Smith and family, Mr. and Mrs. The Proposed Plan--
on the assessment roll, any one who presents to the directors or judges
James Cook and daughter, Mr. and In view o f the fact that the ninety children in the old building must be
o f election satisfactory evidence that he has stock, shares or owner
Mrs. Edward Whiteside and son,
ship in such copartnership, is entitled to vote.
the high school, the board proposes the follow ing:
Mrs. Cy Hamilton and son, also Mr. 1. A new high school building.
STU D EN TS FROM OUTSIDE DISTRICTS
We are now receiving over $3000 per year as tuition from students
and Mrs. B. F. Peart.
2. The placrng o f the eight grades in the br;
building. This building j
who are coming to our high school from outside districts such as W illow
was originally built nnd planned fo r the eight grades.
A fte r a most delicious spread the
Sprirgs, Table Rock, Tolo, etc.
(This tuition is paid by a county tax on
day was spent in music and games. 3. Because o f the difference in the work o f the grades and the high the districts not maintaining high schools.)
I f we can keep up a high
school it will be possible to place the three grades where the high
The party o f friends stayed until
school here which will continue to attract these students, the revenue from
school now is and handle the work satisfactorily.
this source will he more than enough to pay fo r the proposed building. In
midnight before departing fo r their The New Building —
Other words. 5T T H E PR E SE N T RATE, T H E T U IT IO N STU D EN TS
In planning a new building the follow ing important
FROM O U T L Y IN G D ISTRIC TS W I L L P A Y OVER *60.000 TO TH IS
points must be considered:
D IS T R IC T IN 20 Y E A R S ! THI S W IL L BE MORE T H A N ENOUGH TO
1. Financial condition o f the district
ENTERTAIN IN INTEREST OF
RET I RE T HE PROPOSED BOND ISSUE WI T H ACCRUED IN T E R E S T
2. Size and cost o f building.
IN T H A T T IM E !
P. T. A.
3. Provide for the future growth.
We must maintain a standard high school to give our own pupils the
necessary training. Unless we do we will not only lose the tuition derived
Several ladies o f our vicinity are
6. Selection o f plans and architect.
from pupils from outlying districts but we will also lose pupils from our
entertaining according to the plan 1. Financial condition o f the d i s t r i c t T h e district is in good financial I own'dfstrict who will go elsewhere, where such training may be obtained.
condition. The present bonded indebtedness o f $2000 will be paid o ff
o f the chain parties fo r the purpose
Furthermore the past records shiw that it costs practically as much
The district valuation is $979.219.35. This permits a legal to maintain !» high school fo r 65 students as it does fo r 90 or 100. I t
o f helping finance the P. T. A.
bond is*ue o f over $ 18.000. However, the board feels it wise to keep i requires the same number o f instructors and classes, therefore when the
Among those who have thus helped
well under this amount.
new building is put up careful consideration should be given not to build
this week are Mesdames Eva Smith. I 2. Size and cost o f building.— The plans o f the building provide fo r a it too small and so that it will provide fo r the future needs o f a few years
C. E. Bolds, and Merle Kindle, while
will be on display where all may see them. The size and number o f
VOTE FOR A NEW HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING
others are planning similarly for
Mass rooms which are needed was decided a fte r considering a la rg e! Because, more room is absolutely necessary.
later in the wek.
number o f plans, investigating otner schools, and considering ou. Because, good schools mean better citizens.
Pr^ e n t conditions
The total eost o f building and equipment not to ' Because, a good high school will attract people to our community.
excefd 5 40,000, Thf* buildinj? to be o f concrete.
The O. N. G. Infantry brigade will '
Because, the high school enrollment has increased 45 per cent in the last
3. Provide fo r future growths.— No one can estimate accurately w h at'
five years while the space available has decreased 20 per cent.
train at Camp Jackson again this
our future growth will be. H.rwever. It is poor economy to build f o r ’ Because, high school and grades must be separate fo r the best work in both.
year with a larger force than ever.
the present only, so the building is planned to take care o f the growth Be'-ause, we have been "gettin g along one more year,” fo r several years
There will also he a force o f reg
* n r **,n y * aT%- I* w ' ,l a,*o be o f the unit type so that future
new. end the efficien cy o f thy school is threatened by a continuation
additions can he made.
o f this policy.
ular troops from Washington.
«. Location:— The board proposes locating the building on the present The bond election takes place February I I , 1926 at the school building.
To the Taxpayers and Citizens of School
District Number 6