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THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 1926
CENTRAL POINT AMERICAN
CENTRAL POINT AMERICAN
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~THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 1926
Oregon News Items of Special Interest
Brief Resume of Happengins of the
E. F. Catiion of Eugene has been
elected executive secretary of the
Oregoa State Teachers’ association.
slon. The fish were all released in
waters recently closed by the game
commission, so that they will be given
time to mature.
Income tax collection checked by
the Portland office totaled $1,348,275.01
according to a statement by Clyde G.
Huntley, collector of internal revenue
This amount was from
15,640 taxable returns. On the saftie
date— March 19—last year, the total
taxable return» numbered 28,720 and
cash received totaled $1,291,530.62.
In the belief that a $250,000 bond
issue is the only solution of the prob
lem of financing many proposed muni
cipal Improvements, the chamber ol
commerce of Klamath Falls has for
| mally indorsed the bond issue and
pledged itself to do everything possible
toward having the proposal placed on
the ballot at the May primary election
With a minimum temperature of 31,
thin Ice formed on irrigation ditches
and frost prevailed over mid-Columbia
fruit sections last week.
however, reported no damage.
ties, including State Engineer Percy
Cupper, say such state power mono
polies would discourage investments
o f private capital in similar indus
Destructive competition and power
development where a state is already
fully supplied are voted down in
Western states about as fast as sub
Rogue River Lumber
A Full Line of Lumber and Building Materials
The state highway department ol
Oregon expects to spend $7,000,000
during 1926 In improvement of roadt
under its control, according to a sur
vey of prospective highway construe
Yard and O f f i c e — 113 South Fir Street
tion for the year, issued by the bureau
of roads at Washington, D. C. To this
P A U L A. and A L L E N R. S M IT H . Prop».
sum the federal government will con»
tribute $1,319,943 from available fed V W I A / V V V Y V V W W W W W W V W V W W W V W U W W V 'y V W V W V VW.'*.
eral aid funds.
Following the action of the state
board of control in increasing the sal
ary of J. Lyman Steed, superintendent
of the state school for the deaf, from
$1800 to *2100 a year, beginning Sep
tember 1, superintendents of a num
her of other state institutions have in
dlcated that they would seek similat
increases in their paychecks within
the next few weeks.
A copy of the income tax initiative
measure sponsored by the Oregon state
grange and the farmers' union wae
filed with the secretary of state ai
Salem, together with a request that it
be referred to the attorney-general for
ballot title. In event sufficient signs
tures are obtained the measure will
be referred to the voters of the state
Come in and look them over. Our line is very
at the general electiop in November
The measure is similar to the income
complete in Ladies’, Girls’ and Childrens’, Mens’ and
Portland, compared to other coast
tax measure that was repealed by the
cities, is relatively free of influenza,
Boys’— and the price is the lowest. Come in and
voters of Oregon at the general elec
according to reports by the govern
tion in 1924 with the exception that it
ment- health service at Washington,
let us fit you.
increases slightly the exemptions and
D. C. Since the first of the present
allmlnates fractional percentage rates
year there has not been a single death
from Influenza reported in Portland. S T A T E P O W E R E X P E R I M E N T IS
Clackamas county courthouse ground»
at Oregon City. Ornamental shrubs
were planted and a general plan ol
An epidemic of spinal meningitis at beautification followed out designed
Klamath Falls, which had been prac | by Oregon Agricultural college experts
tlcally stamped out, has broken out
Discontinuance of street car service
between Eugene and Springfield will
The public serivee commission de take effect this week, according to an
nied the petition of the Klamath River nouncement by officials of the South
Bootn company for a franchise on the ern Pacific company ip Eugene. Busses
are to be used for passenger service
between the two cities.
W. A. Cannon of Medford was ap
Delegations of Indians from the
pointed state parole officer to succeed
J. V. Starrett, who retired from the Umatilla Indian reservation, accotnpan
led by Senator Charles L. McNary
office on August 17 of last year.
have tried repeatedly during the last
Blossom day at Salem, which has three years to get the bureau of In
been an annual event there for several dlan affairs at Washington to re-«»
years, probably will be set for April tablish the Indian Industrial school al
4. Last year Blossom day was held
Pendleton without success, and any
attempt to substitute the desired
Florence White, 1«. of Rogue River, school for the proposed sanitarium li
guard on the girls' high school basket bnUeved by McNary to be useless.
ball team, sustained a broken right
The public service commission has
leg In a game with the girls' team of Issued an order suspending proposed
new gas rates of the Southern Oregon
Mary Jane Brickley, one of the old Gas company, which operates at Med
est residents of Oregon, died Sunday ford, Ashland, Grants Pass and Rose
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. burg. A public hearing probably will
E. Pointer, near Middleton, Or., at be held at Roseburg or Medford.
the age of 105 years.
creases by leaps and bounds. Ad
ding industrial projects to the func
tions of government simply increases
by leaps and bounds.
In the state of Oregon the State
Grange and so-called Housewives
Federation are seeking to initiate for
a popular vote, large bond issues for
a state power plant.
Competent engineering authori
The state treasurer drew a warrant
Members of the Wing, Fin and Fleet-
in the amount of $472,215 covering in
terest due In New York city April 1 foot club of La Grande have issued a
on $23,000,000 of bonds issued and statement attacking any Installation
sold by the state bonus commission. of fish racks In Inland streams in east
ern Oregon, specifically the Wallowa
Announcement was made at an ef
river, and Ip favor of a referendum
ficiency meeting of the Coos Bay Lum
vste to prevent commercial fishing in
ber company officials and workers
the lower Columbia river.
that the company would adopt the
Weekly sales records of mills of the
4-L minimum wage basis of $3.40
Coast Lumbermen's association
for the current year were greatly ex
Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Schollars of
| eeeded In the week ending March 13.
Medford observed the 54th anniver
' when 108 mills reported bookings ag-
sary of their wedding. Schollars is
' gregating 129,372,967 feet. The report-
80 years old and his wife 85. He has
1 ing mills manufactured 107.947,524
been a resident of Oregon and Idaho
I feet and shipped 115,896.947 feet.
Bend will be the site of a tall meet-
Freddie Richert, 9, son of Mr. and
1 Ing of the Oregon Wool Growers' as
Mrs. Chris Richert, residents of Two-
' sociatlon. If plans tentatively worked
mile, near Bandon, died in Randon hos
| out by K. O. Warner of Pilot Rock.
pital from burns sustained while light
I president, and Hugh Sproat of Pendle-
Ing a fire in the family kitchen stove
j ton, * secretary, are approved. The
j meeting will take up problems of cen
The Mount Hood Irrigation district j tral and southern Oregon wool grow
is seeking approval of a contract ! ers.
whereby the district would take over
Three persons are in The Dalles h o»
the Mount Hood Water company's
pltal in serious condition, suffering
water rights,and irrigation system at
from spotted fever due to woodtick
a coat of $7600.
bites. The patients are Wilbur Bux
The 7 months-old daughter of Mr ton and C. C. Manchester of Grand
and Mrs. Charles Lambert, residents Junction. Colo., and James Maiarkey
at the ^nelstrom mill, five miles west of Ashwood. Or., all of whom were
o f Crow, was burned to death when working on sheep ranches in Wasco
the house In which she was sleeping county.
was destroyed by fire.
Wallowa county farmers, organized
Postal savings bank deposits at in the Alder Slope Ditch company, will
Portland decreased $1032 in February j construct an Irrigation ditch seven
The depositors' balance at Portland la miles in length in the Alder Slope
$1,416,108, by which the bank there territory ue«r Enterprise, drawing the
continues to rank ninth In the country | supply of water from the Wallowa
in volume of deposits.
i river and Hurricane creek, which
The Southern Pacific company be streams have been filed on by the
gan preliminary work of erecting a fanners.
new bridge across the Willamette rivet
Twelve tons of blasting powder, de
at Springfield to be used by the main signed to tear 25.000 cubic yards of
line (rains when the Natron rutoff it
solid rock from a point abont 7l J miles
completed this summer.
south of Seaside, was set off Saturday
Umpqua river Jetty work was sue- by the Motor Investnient company.
pended when the money which the Portland contracting firm, which will
port wae furnishing became exhaust i rock ten mile# of the Roosevelt high
ed. The Jetty lacks about 2500 feel way eouth of Seaside this spring and
o f betas extended to a point where summer.
shoaling would be eliminated
Professor W. L. Powers, secretary
Gladstone voted. 198 to 41, to amend of the Oregon reclamation congress
the city rhart< r permitting the bond and head of the department of soils
Ing of the city In excess of the pro at Oregon Agricultural college, was
scribed llnvt. with the view of extend notified from Washington. IX C.. of
Ing the water system to connect wttb the passage of the Columbia basin
the Portltnd Mull Run supply.
appropriation of $25.000 to complete
Substs ttal redactions la the rate* allocation of the water# of the Coium
of the Y mhtll Electric company which bta river.
recently acca.red the capital stock ol
Nearly 250,000 rainbow and cst
the Taalttla Valley Electric company throat treat from the Roaring river
were announced at the offices of the hatchery In Linn county were released
public service commission la Salem
On streams of Benton. Una and Polk
Ktwania clubmen landscaped the count tea by the etate game commie
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