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Central Point American
.OF NEW STATE
CENTRAL POINT AMERICAN THURSDAY, JULY 1, 1926
HISTORIC CONCORD AND ITS FAMOUS HYMN
GOLD HI LL
|Bp tke rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Ashland, June 26.— Dedicatory
cerem onies of the new Southern
Here once the embattled farmer stood
Oregon norm al school were held
here today with the laying of the
A n d fired the shot heard round the world.
cornerstone of Ashland granite, in
scribed “ Ashland Normal School, A.
D., 1926,” by Frank Miller, Albany,
representing the grand m aster of the
Masonic lodge of Oregon.
Dr. R. L. Burdick introduced the
speaker, who led in the ritualistic
service. The Rev. P. K. Hammond
offered the invocation. America was
sung, led by Carl Loveland, who also
gave a solo in closing. Moving pic
tures were taken during the exer
Hundreds of people gathered in j
the large assembly hall of the build T he foe long since in silence slept;
ing fo r the program . Upon the j Alike the conqueror silent sleeps;
platform were Governor Pierce, Sam I
A. Kozer, Secretary of S tate; Presi- j A n d Time the ruined bridge has swept
dent J. A. Churchill of the Norm al;
Dr. Henry Suzzallo, president of the
DovJn the dark stream v?hich seacard creeps.
University of W ashington; John H.
Fuller, A shland; E. E. Bragg, Salem;
F rank J. Miller, A lbany; C. L. Starr,
Portland ;'W . C. Bryant, Moro, and
George A. H artm an, Pendleton, re
gents. T'-e Rev. H. F. Pem berton,
F irst M ethodist church of Ashland,
who gave the invocation, and the
Rev. P. K. Hammond, who pro
nounced the benediction. President
Churchill, in introducing the first
speaker, Governor Pierce, called a t
tention to the flag in the center of
the rostrum as the old State normal
flag. The governor was given an
ovation. He told of early struggles to
reestablish the school here and his I
Spirit, that made those heroes dare
happiness a t being able to sign tne
bill th at made the building possible.
T o die, and leave their children free,
A fter welcoming Dr. Suzzallo, he
pictured eloquently the development
Bid Tim e and N ature gently spare
A fter violin solos by W. Carleton
T he shaft we raise to them and thee.
Janes, President Churchill introduced
Dr. Suzzallo, who spoke on “ Expert
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
Service in Teaching.” In closing,
(1) Patriot Band on tho Way to the Battle of Bunker Hill. (2 ) Bridge and Monument to the Memory
Miss Leona M arsters led in singing
Minute Men, Concord. (3) First Parish Meeting House at Concord, Where First Provincial Congreee Met.
“ A m erica.”
A t the banquet in the Armory,
Irving Vining, Ashland, president of
BUNKER HILL FOREV ER SACRED GROUND
the S tate Chamber of Commerce,
was toastm aster. Governor Pierce,
Secretary Kozer, President Church
ill, B rigadier General George A.
W hite, I. L. Patterson and Secretary j
Miss Cornelia Marvin were among
the speakers. A ten-piece orchestra |
from the 162nd infantry furnished j
the music. Covers were laid for 500.
FORMER M INISTER HERE
The Ross Island Sand & Gravel
company on June 25 purchased con-
t r of the Beaver Portland Cement
company of Portland and Gold for
the approxim ate figure of $850,000.
D. L. C arpenter, president of the
Beaver Portland Cem ent company,
was elected president of the Ross
j Island Sand & Gravel company also,
along with a directorate of promin-
1 ent Portland hnsin»*» men who will
! manage operations of both institu-
J tions hereafter.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Norcross with
| their son and fam ily visited at the
home of L. L. Norcross nt Ashland
Monday. Paul and fam ily were on
their way to their home in Los
Angeles and Mr. and Mrs. Norcross
accompanied them as far as the Sis
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Luttrell, who
have been spending a vacation in
California, stopped here for a few
days’ sojourn at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Sam Poague. They live at
Grass Valley, Oregon, and are old
friends of the Poague family.
E. R. Hull, forem an of the Modoc
orchard the past fifteen years, was
a Saturday caller to renew his time
on the American. Mr. Hull statea
that the pear crop this year will be
one of the largest for the orchard.
This is one of the largest orchards in
Mr. and Mrs. Lane W yland of
Sams Valley were trading in town
Thursday. A home picnic will be
given neighbors and friends the
Fourth at the home of these hospit
Rev. E. L. Thompson of Galena,
Illinois, who came here as pastor of
the M ethodist church 36 years ago,
has again visited relatives and
friends in this section.
Mr. Thompson is not in the m in
istry now, though he gave a very
interesting address along religious
line3 a t the Federated church last
He is a son of Mrs. Elizabeth
Scott, m aking him related to several
other families in Central Point.
He left W ednesday for Eugene
with R. A. Booth, an old time friend.
Mr. Thompson considers moving to
The lady who was accidently shot I
while driving north on the highway
near C entral Point is still in the
hospital in M edford, and though all
concerned are putting forth groat
effo rt to save her, the report is to
the effect that her condition is still
Lost for years, John Trumbull's famous painting, "The Battle of Bunker Hill,” has been found in Want
Ington and now hangs In the office of Secretary of the Treasury Mellon.
then were with my m other in Idaho ing to Spokane from C entral Point
few days and came on to Utah, we camped once, a t The Dalles. I
Mrs. John Sheiey is in receipt of arriving
here last Monday.
thought I would be pretty keen about
Wm. Lee G reenleaf. who form erly an interesting letter from Mrs. J. H. i The wheat country from Spokane cam ping but I'm not. If I were
lived on the Foothill Road, was in | Snyder, who, with the fam ily re- to W alla W alla was at its best. I | simply on a vacation trip I might be
Ash’and W ednesday m orning and I cently left for Idaho, but has taken
neve? seen it so green, beaut I but when I start for a particular
gave an im personation of Shake | abode in Ogden. Utah. A portion of have
looking. Down ] place I can’t get there fast enough.
speare’s "H am let” at the State Nor j the letter we will print for other | through prosperous
to I always liked this Ogden and Salt
mal. The production was well given ! friends who may be glad to h e a r ! Boise, Idaho, we passed Oregon,
a ’ Ijike valley when I lived here before
and was much appreciated by the
j but since living in Oregon I don't
“ We had a lovely trip through
faculty and students.
on it was barren rocky and care for it at all. It is very hot
; O regon; it is the lovliest place we there
With Mrs. W. A. Thompson as have seen taken all the way through. uninteresting.
here now and the heat seems so op
chauffeur. Mrs. Sheiey and the two We crossed into W ashington a t Uma- We camped once— a t Pendleton. pressive a t a high altitude.
daughters of Mrs. Thompson have I tilla ferry and w ent over the Cen- From there on we ju st stopped to W hen we left, we thought perhaps
been driving to Ashland each morn tral W ashington highway to Spokane get s meal or som ething to lunch
ing this week, the two ladies to at Nothing but sagebrush for many on and to nap for a few hours. We we might come back soon to Medford
came from Spokane to Ogden in or to C alifornia but Mr. Snyder has
tend S tate Normal and the two little miles.
girls to attend the Training School. We visited my sister a few days. three days and had no trouble. Go decided to settle in Salt Lake.”
Mrs. M ary Parker and two chil
dren left Sunday for their home in
southern California, a fte r an extend
ed stay here with the m other, Mrs.
Mrs. John Ross, with her daughter
Mrs. Deuel, attended the Dedication
Exercises of the State Normal in
Ashland last Saturday.
J. E. and Mrs. W eaver left for
Haines, Oregon, the last of last week
for a three weeks’ visit with old time
friends and with Mrs. W eaver’s
Perry Johnson is cam ping a t Jack
sonville this week and is attending
the Presbyterian Young People’s
Conference being held there.
Rev. Shaw left Monday evening
for Portland, where he will spend
a month nt the V eterans’ hospital.
Mr. Shawl's many friends here hope
he will return much improved in
Mrs. Jim Cummings and B. F.
Cummings returned home the first
of the week from a two weeks' visit
in Portland with relatives.
W. J. Freem an is going some place
to enjoy the Fourth, but he doesn’t
know where it will be; w herever
Mrs. Freem an says.
Mrs. Oscar Higinhotham of Keno,
Klamath county, was trading in town
today. Mr. Higinbotham has a log
ging contract for a mill near Keno.
When questioned where he intend
ed to celebrate the Fourth J. B.
Stevens replied. "A t home working,
for a change.”
F. E. Wiley of the firm of F ree
man. Wiley and Co., has our thanks
for a renewal to the American this
The child clinic at the Federated
church for the benefit of the chil
dren was quite well attended.
Misa Alta Norcroaa is at the home
of her parenta in Ashland for the
Mrs. C. E. Stanley of this city
is a new reader of 'h e American.