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CAMP JACKSON TO HAVE MANY
Major T. E. Riley o f Salem and
Lieut.-Col. A. W. Cleary o f Port
land were in Medford last week to
complete arrangements for Camp
Jackson. The improvements over
last year are as follows: A complete
sewer system to accommodate the
40 camp kitchens; erection o f new
kitchens for the seven additional
companies that will be here this year;
enlargement o f the present kitchens;
cement bases fo r all kitchens; erec
tion of 23 permanent latreens to take
the place o f the temporary ones used
last year; enlarging o f mess halls;
a warehouse 20x80; putting floors
and roofs on all mess houses where
canvass was used before; construc
tion o f a bayonet training course;
extension o f the lighting system;
grading o f the streets; and other
things that will bring everything up
to first class shape.
This year there will be no down
town parade, but on Friday, the 25th,
a big parade will be held to which
all o f Southern Oregon is invited.
The governor and other public men
will be present on this day.
The advance detachment equip
ment and supplies will arrive on June
1st on a special train and everything
will be in readiness when the entire
command arrives on the 15th.
Over $200,000 will be spent by the
government here this year. The
comand will entri in for home on
The Oregon Trunk railroad was
authorized to construct a line from
Bend to a point on the S. P. track,
provided an agreement can be reach
ed whereby the S. P. will grant
trackage rights from the point of
connection to Klamath Falls, accord
ing to a decision o f the Interstate
Commerce Commission, Tuesday May
The Oregon-Califomia and East
ern was authorized to construct cer
tain lines in Klamath and Lake
counties, on the condition that “ if
the Oregon Trunk should fail to
reach an agreement with the South
ern Pacific for trackage rights over
the Natron cut-off, they would be
given rights on the O. C. and E.
line between a point o f connection
and Klamath Falls.
The commission authorized the ac
quisition by the Southern Pacific of
the O. C. and E. and the Nevada-
California-Oregon railways by pur
chase o f their capital stock.
The authorization given the S. P.
to acquire the O. C. and E.
granted on the condition that an
agreement be reached whereby the
Oregon Trunk will be enabled to
operate either over the O. C. and
E. line or over the Natron cut-off.
The Central Pacific line was au
thorized to construct a line in Klam
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ath county and in Modoc county,
HIGH SCHOOL PLAY SUCCESS
“ No attempt wiH be made to per-
Ivan Skyrman as Seymour Sites,
scribe details of an agreemnt which wealthy and tempermental banker,
must be left to the carriers,” said made a decided hit in the class play,
the I. C. C., “ but we shall be glad “ The Wrong Mr. Wright,” presented
to use our own office to help bring by the Junior class o f Central Point
about a satisfactory conclusion.
high school before a capacity aud
“ We shall expect the parties con ience in the high school gymnasium
cerned to notify us immediately of Friday night, May 7.
their rejection o f the terms and con
Miss Elinor Saubert, director, pro
ditions imposed,” continued the com duced the cast from wholly inexper
mission, “ or to immediately under ienced players.
take in good faith to come to a
John Blackford, as Lord Brazen-
satisfactory agreement. The record face, carried the part o f an English
will be held open fo r such further “ lady killer” to perfection. Not
orders or proceedings as are deemed once, at inopportune time, did his
monocale drop from his eye. Gert
The Oregon, California and East rude Shaw as a jazzy maid to Julia
ern’s proposed line would run from Bonds, niece o f Seymour Sites, did
the northerly terminus at Sprague a good job o f capturing the lord.
river as follows:
Harold Head as Wayland Cling
Northerly 63 miles to Silver Lake stone and Bertha Eicher as Arabella
in Lake county; from a point on the Clingstone, both friends o f the Sites
proposed Silver Lake branch approx during college, received much ap
imately 20 miles north o f the plause.
Leota Reams as Julia Bonds,
Sprague river, northwesterly along
the W'illiamson river approximately Roger von der Hellen as Fred Bonds,
15 miles into Klamath county; from Raphael Benson as Captain Crosby,
Patterson as Henrietta
Sprague river southwesterly 65 miles Marion
Oliver, the feminine detective who
The Central Pacific’s proposed line “ captured” Sites, and Donald Wilson
would extend from Klamath Falls as Clews, Henrietta’s assitant; all
to Cornell, Modoc eounty, California, performed creditably. Scott Hamil
a distance o f 36 miles, and from ton bowed and scraped with all the
Cornell to Alturas, Modoc county, grace o f the professional bell hop.
Willard Seymour and Donald Rob
a distance o f 62 miles.
C. A. Hart, member o f the law bins as policemen sought to arrest
firm o f Carey and Kerr who r e p r Sites. Sites thought differently.
The plot was laid in a Virginian
esented the Oregon Trunk line is
confident they can meet the condi hotel where Sites had gone, planning
to find his cashier who had forged
The first step in the construction a $50,000 check on him. He took
o f the Bend, Klamath Falls line the name o f Mr. W'right.
Henrietta Oliver, the detective, ar
will depend upon orders from the
Great Northern Pacific system at rived at the same time in pursuit of
the forger, who, it was reported, had
All location surveys have been assumed the name of Mr. Wright.
made, and construction contractors She got her man.
Miss Saubert, coach and director,
have been over the proposed line
from Bend to Klamath Falls or from is to be complimented on her able
Bend to a point on the Natron cut handling o f the play, which, accord
off, so that no time will be lost in ing to those who saw it, was the best
high schol play produced here in
starting work on this line.
NEW DRY CLEANING AND TAIL
With the arrival o f W. M. W'ilkie,
from Bend. Oregon, Central Point
will have a new dry cleaning and
tailoring establishment, after having
been without such utility for several
Mr. Wilkie, who has been
in the business for some time and
who was at one time connected with
the intelligence department o f the
government, expects to open
week with the latest up-to-date
George Ross who recently received
three broken ribs from a fall from
a loaded wagon o f wood, was up
town Sunday for the first time since
he received hi* injuries.
CENTRAL POINT AMERICAN THURSDAY. MAY 13.1926
Central Point will have two more
new homes according to the reports
received here. Roy Kelly and Harry
Dubbs have purchased two lots on
Fourth and Third streets in block
74. The lots were bought from Geo.
Fox. local real estate agent. L. O.
Davidson was awarded the contract
and construction has started on the
THE LAW BY
The body o f Tom Murray, notor
ious Oregon bandit, under sentence
o f death on the gallows, for the mur
der o f John Sweeney in the prison
break o f August 12, 1925, was found
hanging from a steam pipe in Mur
ray’s cell Monday.
Suspended from the steam pipe by
a rope made o f sheets, reinforced
at the loop by shoestrings, the body
was discovered by Raymond F. Ochs,
the death watch.
Believing, apparently, that further
effort to save himself from hanging
was useless, he took his life rather
than entertain a crowd o f persons
at daylight. He died sometime be
tween 9 and 11 o ’clock Sunday night.
Throughout the ten days’
from October 5 to 15 last, and dur
ing his confinement since, his nerve
has never weakened. The note left
on his bed savoted of sarcasm and
contempt for authorities.
with crayon on the back of a picture
the note reads: "B efore going south
with that money I have on the books,
please pay the paper man, (D. S.)
what I owe him.
“ Mail the two letters if you want
to; one to the folks and one to
Robinson o f Portland
“ I killed Sweeney, Jones killed
Holman. Kelly and W'illos shot no
one or even at anyone.
“ T. M.”
“ Going south,” in the language
o f the convicts, means “ sticking the
money in your pocket.”
(D. S.) the paper man, is Dave
Smith, doing life for the Clairmont
Tavern murder o f Portland.
The two letters referred to by
Murray worry prison officials as
they cannot be found, either in Mur
ray’s cell or at the postoffice.
Attorney Robinson is Charles Rob
inson an Astoria lawyer, who has
been engaged in the defense o f two
men acused o f murder. He has been
writing articles for the Portland
Murray tried to shield Kelly and
Willos in his suicide note, as he did
in the trial, it is believed. In the
note the pronoun “ I” and the name
Jones were underlined. Officials
have held that Holman was killed by
The picture on which Murray
wrote the note was a landscape paint
ing done by Willos, and given to
Murray to adorn his cell.
Murray was 23 years old.
prison record began in .California
under the name o f Joe Johnson,
when he was received at San Quen
tin to do four years for first de
gree burglary. He was paroled to
relatives in W'estern Oregon, where
he behaved for a year and then rob
bed a bank at Florence, Lane coun
ty, with a man named Eddie Walker.
He u'as given 20 years.
He broke prison first on March
28, 1924, and was captured at Jef
ferson. A second escape, August
24, was executed by swimming along
millrace and sawing
through the bars as the race runs
under the prison wall. He was caught
at Butte, Montana, September 15.
The third and final attempt at
freedom was the tragic break of
last summer for which he was sen
tenced to hang.
On several occasions Tom Murray
told the chaplain at the penitentiary
that it would be easy to commit
He planned to return to
the Catholic faith, and was to take
[ his first communion Monday.
■ FORMER RESIDENTS HERE
The Duncan, Wallace, Faber and
other families here are enjoying a
visit this week from the Rev. and
Mrs. J. L. Beatty, formerly o f Cen
tral Point, now o f Merrill, Oregon,
where Mr. Beatty is pastor o f the
Presbyterian church. These people
| are on their way from Cottage Grove
to their home.
The students o f the Sams Valley
high school will present "Forest
Acres” Friday night. May 14, as
their annual school play. Work on
Mrs. Simington o f Dunsmuir Cali
the production has been progressing fornia, left Wednesday for her home
rapidly and a good play is antici She had been visiting her father O.
SOLICITING ENDED FOR GIRLS’
The ladies who have been solicit
ing funds for the Juvenile Hospital
for Girls, Portland, have closed their
work in this section.
It is expected that this institution
will, directly or indirectly, benefit
the entire Oregon populace, yet it
has required a great deal of perse
verance, time and effort on the part
o f the solicitors and in some cases,
a sacrifice on the part o f the givers.
Everyone connected with this work
in any way, whatsoever, is entitled
to much credit.
The amount from this section of
the field was $116.05, all collected.
The solicitors and helpers were: Mrs.
G. E. Fox, chairman, Mrs. Luther
Stancliff, Mrs. Robert Moore, Mrs.
Louis Grimes, Mrs. Florecne Steph
enson, Mrs. Ruth Hagedorn, Mrs.
Sid Richardson, Mrs. Merle Kindle,
Mrs. W. M. Tethcrow, Mrs. Casper
Miller, Mrs. Clyde Boles, Mrs. Leon
ard Freeman, Mrs. A. T. Lathrop,
This office has been privileged to
meet several o f our nearby farmers
the past week.
We are glad to make the acquaint
ance of these people and visit with
them, for we have often had a feel
ing that we should like to try farm
ing and stock raising but the print
ing business seems to have become
a fixed habit with us, so we stick.
One o f the gentlemen we have in
mind is Louis A. Salade, Jr., of
Seven Oaks. Mr. Salade is special
izing in the breeding and growing
of Shropshire sheep and we recently
noticed an article in “ The American
Sheep Breeder and Wool Grower,”
teling o f Mr. Salade’s work in this
line. Accompanying this article on
the opposite page are to be seen 12
pictures, mostly of the sheep, though
we notice here and there the pic
ture o f a little girl, Mr. Salade’s
daughter, who has been his assist
ant in the industry.
This article tells us that on being
discharged from the service Mr.
Salade was listed as totally disabled.
However, he was able to do work
that was not too heavy, so he started
in the sheep business with three
lambs and the “ loan” of a mother.
One lamb bloated and died from
eating green alfalfa, another when
bred, produced twins. The third
lamb was sold for meat. Later, his
alfalfa fields were used as food for
a small band o f Rambouillet sheep.
These proved to be a most hardy
stock and later a band o f Hamp
shire» was pastured.
studied, experimented, and read,
gaining all the information possible
on these varieties. He finally de
cided to start building a band o f
pure-breds for himself.
to decide on the best breed for his
purpose he had to keep in mind con
ditions under which the flock would
have to be kept; climate, etc. He
then decided on Shropshires, partly
because of their fine, well-rounded
appearance in their natural state.
The increase has been excellent and
if born in’ the night he would take
the lambs with their mothers into
individual lambing pens as soon, as
it was light enough to see. In this
way, not a single lamb was lost
After it had been taken into the pen.
The breeding is, o f course, im
portant and Mr. Salade would be
glad to answer questions in regard
to that to those who are interested.
Mr. Salade’s health has improved
with the work and he finds this em
ployment interesting and profitable,
Elmer Merritt, postmaster o f Mer
rill, Oregon, and the son o f O. M.
Merritt who recently purchased the
Norcross place, was here visiting his
parents Saturday night. Incidentally
he was in the valley to attend the
Muscovite ceremonial at Ashland.
BY B Y R D
The first airplane to fly over the
north pole was American built and
piloted by an American naval o f
ficer, Lieut. Commander R. E. Byrd.
Lieutenant Byrd by flying over
the north pole was the first o f ten
arctic expeditions this year to
achieve its goal.
Three days later the Amundsen
party in a dirigible accomplished the
By airplane, Lieutenant Byrd did
in 15 hours and 30 minutes what
it took Admiral Peary eight months
He was congratulated by Presi
dent Coolidge, Secretary
Navy Wilbur, and from fellow ex
plorers and rival expeditions.
Leaving Kings Bay Sunday at
1 :50 a. m., Greenwich time, he sailed
until a bubble sextant o f his own
invention informed him he was over
the north pole. He took observations
and returned to Kings bay at 4:20
p. m., completing a non-stop flight
of 1600 miles in 15 hours and 30
If he can establish a base at
Pearyland, it is probable he will at
tempt a flight across the Arctic
basin to Alaska.
Steafanson, Arctic explorer, ex
pressed enthusiasm over the flight,
and predicted extensive develop
ments and explorations in Arctic
exploring. He also expressed doubt
as to whether a base could be es
tablished at Pearyland. He believes
though, that flying in the Arctic
country is no more dangerous than
any other flying.
Byrd has two objectives— flying
over the north pole and a flight to
the northwest o f Pearyland in search
of unknown land. In the latter ex
pedition he may fly from Pearyland
A very pretty wedding was solem
nized Tuesday afternoon, May 11, at
the home o f Mr. and Mrs. Irsel
Lewis, when Miss Pearl Pankey be
came the bride of Mr. Albert Stew
art, of Portland. The ceremony was
performed by Rev. B. K. Belknap,
of Medford, under an arch o f roses
and honeysuckle. The bride’s at
tendant was Mrs. Robt. Simington,
sister o f the bride; the groom’s at
tendant being M. Coturri, of Port
After the ceremony, light refresh
ments were served, after which the
couple left for Vancouver, B. C.,
on a wedding trip. They will be at
home in Portland after June 1st.
Mr. Stewart is special agent for
the Southern Pacific and is located
Miss Pankey has grown to wom
anhood in Central Point and has
many friends who will miss her
from their midst, but who wish her
all the joy possible, and o f which
she is so deserving.
Best wishes o f all are extended to
Mr. and Mrs. Stewart.
LEEVER’S STORE ROBBED
By breaking the glass in a 12x16
inch window section in the store-
,'oAm o f the Leever Hardware Store,
some amateur robbers gained en
trance to the store and stole five
rifles from the gun case, Sunday
night. This is the second time the
store has been broken into in the
last week. Monday May 3, the store
was entered in a similar manner by
breaking the office window, how
ever, no goods were stolen and
money in the cash register was not
The doors were left open and
the lights were left on and they made
no effort to eover up their deed.
The police have ben notified and
immediate action is being taken to
recover the rifles and catch the law
breakers. No clues were left this
time as before when they left a
“ jimmy,” a small iron bar, was found
lying by the McCaskey account reg
Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Hamilton had
as their guests Sunday, old ti.ae
friends and school mates they knew
in Kansas, Mr. Bert Kelefrew, ac
companied by his sister, Mrs. Eunice
Wilkins o f California.