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CENTRAL POINT AMERICAN
PAGE T W O
CENTRAL POINT A M ER IC AN
An Independent Weekly Paper Publieked at Central Point, Oregon, and
Entered Thursday o f each week in the P o e to ffic e thereof aa Second C l o u
JOHN B. SH ELEY and N E T T IE B. SH ELEY, Editors
CLARENCE SHELEY, Business Manager
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TH UR SD AY, JU LY 1, 1926
Oregon News Items o f Special Interest
Brief Resume of Happengins of the Week
Ernest Houck. 35, was drowned
while bathing In the river at Corvallis.
Will Davis, about 15 years of age,
drowned In the Grand Ronde river in
west La Grande.
8herlff Edlck reported at Hood
River that the total of tax collections
for the year had reached $286,000.
The first testing of wheat In the Yo-
kum region is 60 pounds to the bushel.
It is going 24 bushels to the acre.
Registration at the new southern
Oregon state normal school at Ashland
has reached almost 200 for the summer
The fifth annual reunion of the R.
C. Geer descendants was held In the
Waldo hills at the original Geer dona
Start of rail extension work south
from Bend on the Oregon Trunk will
be marked by an intercommunity cele
bration in Bend.
The ninth annual convention of the
Oregon State Elks' association was
held at Eugene with nearly 1500 visi
tors In attendance.
White Rocks rapids of Rogue river
claimed another victim when Rennie
Rehkoff, 15, of Grants Pass, was
drowned while swimming.
will be surfacing on projects now be
ing graded, and 20 more miles will be
let for grading.
The Oregon hop harvest will occur
this year at tha earliest date ever
known to liopmen of the state. From
present indications picking will start
on August 25 and in some yards as
early as August 20.
The fifth accidental death In three
weeks occurred at Grants Pass when
Arthur Connolley, a lineman of the
Californla-Oregon Power company, was
killed when he came In contact with
a high voltage wire.
Following experiences of from one
to five years with private casualty
Insurance companies, a number of
large industries in Oregon are return
ing to the workmen’s compensation
act with the beginning of the new fis
cal year on July 1, according to a
statement issued by the state indus
trial accident commission.
The people of Eugene at a special
city election July 6 will vote upon a
proposition of issuing $30,000 bonds
for city water mafn extensions and a
one-mill special levy for an improved
street lighting system.
A comparatively small timber sale
was held at the Roseburg land office,
five tracts of land in Lane, Coos and
Announcement has been made of Douglas counties being sold to as
Immediate commencement of the Clay many timber owners, the total amount
ton Mark logging railroad in the realized being $40,938.02.
Frankport territory of Coos county.
Cherry picking got under way in
Indications are that the Milton-Free- Union county Monday. Picking at first
water district will have a larger fruit included only Royal Annes, but the
crop than in 1925. Estimates are 1500 harvesting of the black cherries will
cars of apples, 1000 of prunes and 70 begin next Monday. Cove growers ex
pect to harvest from 60 to 75 car
Fifty per cent of the Chinese pheas loads.
ants hatched in the Willamette valley
Forest Grove Is to have a booster
during May were killed by cold rains. club known as the Daffy-dils. About
Consequently, a poor hunting season 35 business and professional men will
be members of the club and the uni
Cherry trees In the Cottage Grove form will feature Forest Grove’s new
section are so loaded that high est Industry, the growing of daffodils
branches droop to the ground and re tor market.
turns of $50 from a single tree are
The prized blue-back salmon have
started their run up the Columbia river
The vetch crop In the vicinity of and fishermen are reporting fair
Junction City Is 75 per cent short of catches. The run of salmon this year
normal on account of ravages of aphis has been far below normal, it is re
snd other things, coupled with unfavor ported. Fishermen are receiving 13V4
cents a pound.
Between 20 and 25 lookouts will he
By unanimous vote the Ashland city
on duty in the Sluslaw national forest council repealed an ordinance passed
by July 1, according to announcement two weeks ago prohibiting all public
at the office in Eugene of R. 8. Shel dances In Ashland. The city attorney
will prepare a resolution on the dance
The Mount Hood Woodlands com question for submission to voters at
pany. whose summer homesite prop the November election.
erty is two miles beyond Brightwood.
State prison officials report receipt
has let a contract for the construc of the first load of flax for the season
tion of a $60,000 hotel.
nearly a month earlier than usual.
Typhoid germs were found In the Harvesting of the crop Is In full swing
Harrisburg city water and. by order throughout the Salem district. The
of the city health officer, no water product this year Is said to be plen
shall be used for consumption until It tiful. of an unusually good quality.
has been thoroughly boiled
The Public Service league, sponsor- \
from v*ge7utlon The quaiheTs of cap
W . G. T R I L L
the past two years is doing thousands
tive swifts should be sprinkled daily,
of dollars of damage 15 miles south
that they may drink In this manner;
A ttor n e y-a t-L a w — N otar y Public
west of Klamath Falls. The fire is in , they do not readily hud a dish of
the midst of a virgin stand of yellow water.”
. . .
pine timber, owned by the Weyer-
Professor Jones said that he had
j haeuser Timber company. A second had the rare experience of once watch
Brick Icc Cream at Damon Cafa.
forest fire, 20 miles west of Klamath ing a lizard lapping the dew from a
Falls in the Spencer creek watershed,
ts also raging uncontrolled.
How Rainbows Are Formed
The public service commission of
C ITY C L E A N IN G A N D
A glass prism splits light up Into Its
Oregon renewed Its petition for a
cross-state line irf a brief filed with
D Y E IN G CO.
the Interstate commerce commission ing raindrops will do the same thing
The rainbow is the reflection of sun
at Washington, D. C.. asking a reopen
light from a shower of falling water
ing of the case against the Central We never see a rainbow except when
Pacific railroad. In its declaration the we are between the falling water and
‘W E A R E N O T S A TIS F IE D
state commission strikes again at con the sun. A person standing only a
trol of the Central Pacific by the few feet nearer or farther away from
UNLESS YO U A R E "
Southern Pacific, insisting that con the rainbow does not see exactly the
ditions no longer Justify such an ar same rainbow as another. The fact
Is the sky la full of rainbows, but any
There was a noticeable decrease in one person standing still focuses only
Phone 474 624 N. Riverside Ave
one. If he takes a step forward or
production, new business and ship
backward his eyes focus a slightly dif
On Highway— Medford, Oregon
ments for West Coast Lumbermen’s ferent reflection.
association mills for the week ended
June 19, compared with the record
How Criminals Are Traced
made in those items for the week pre
In addition to the usual police an
vious, according to the weekly com nouncements concerning criminals, the
parative report issued by the associa Berlin authorities now give Informa
tion. The report showed 104 mills last tion concerning iwrsons wanted by the
week produced 109,961.902 feet of lum police by electric light signs flashed in
ber. New business totaled 114,783,- five different places about the city.
183 feet and shipments totaled 101,- The police warnings are interspersed
through the usual advertisements and
news proclamations, widest never fall
At the highway commission’s ses
to draw crowds.
sion in Portland the famous "Devil's
Punch Bowl” was given as a park to
the state by F. W. Leadbetter. The
government, will be asked to cede all
W e A re Manufacturers of
off-shore islands to the state; a warn
ing was issued that the commission
DOORS, SCREENS, W IN D O W S A N D SASH,
will request corrective legislation
W IN D O W A N D DOOR FRAMES, M O U LD -
against use of new six-wheel trucks,
' INGS, C ABINETS OF A L L KINDS
8 new projects were ordered adver
tised for the meeting on July 29. and
Our Constant Aim js to Keep Our Quality and Prices
various contracts were awarded, ap
Absolutely Right. Do N ot Order From Out-of-Town
Concerns Before Letting Us Figure on Y ou r Bill.
Signatures on an initiative petition
circulated in 1924 to place a meas
ure on the ballot of that year can
not be used in initiating a measure
A MODERN M IL L
to appear on the ballot this year, ac
His opinion was given to
Sam Kozer, secretary of state, in con
nection with an attempt by the Pro Y-’ -V .V A W .W .V A W A V .V V A V A V .W /A W .V .S W /A V .V .V
gressive Civilization league to revive
petitions which had been circulated In
Mail your shoes to me for prompt and serviceable
1924 in order to place an anti-capital
punishment measure on the ballot.
With Best Quality Material
TROWBRIDGE CABINET WORKS
How to Raise Lizard
as Pet of Household
“ Pets often lead a miserable exist
ence,’’ says Professor Jones. “ If one
takes home u lizard from the woods,
one ought to study its wants as he
would those of any other helpless
thing d elu d in g for its very life upon
"In captivity the 'chameleon,' as
many people wrongly call it. soon
learns to take food from the fingers.
Mealworms and Hies are the favorite
diet! it will also take roaches. The
sugar-amiwater diet so often imposed
upon these reptiles by kindly Inten-
tinned hut misinformed people is only
taken by the lizard to quench a killing
thirst, for these little animals drink
much and If deprived of water will
rapidly weaken and die. Their method
of drinking Is to lap the drops of dew
I pay postage one way— cash must accompany order
Men’s half-soles ..............$1.50
Ladies’ half-soles ............ $1.00
Heels extra ...........................25c
Men’s Panco soles ........,...$1.25
j a m e s
Boys’, $1.00; Ladies’ ...........75c
o w e l l
HAY — GRAIN — SEED — W O O D
Phone 41 Store
Phone 54 Residence
— Local and Long Distance Hauling—
BUY P O U L T R Y
M O VING
Central Point Feed Store
JESSE L. RICH ARD SO N
"Y O U R
FACE IS GOOD, BU T IT W O N 'T GO IN TH E CASH
R A Y M ILLA R D
Fire of undetermined origin destroy ing the state Income tax bill with
-Team Work o f All Kindr-
ed the plant of the Menefee Lumber | property tax offset, has filed Its com- |
company at Rainier. The loss was pleted Initiative petitions with Secre- j
PR O M PT SERVICE
estimated at $225,000 to $250,000. The tary of State Koter. The petitions !
plant employed about 80 men.
contained a total of 28,206 certified j
Blueprints and estimates of the new names. r.T nearly twice as many as
grade to be built up Greasy creek val are required to place the measure on
ley from Philomath to the foot of Al- the ballot.
sea mountain have been completed by
Wood river valley. 70 miles nor'h of ;
the state highway department.
H O W ARD GOVE. D. D. S.
Klamath Falls, which depends upon i
The annual meeting of the thresher
Anna creek for a supply of Irrigation
men and hay balers of Linn county
water, will be seriously hit by drouth
was held Saturday, to fix threshing
this season, according to Joseph Jen
and baling prices and establish wages
sen. county road engineer and Klam X-Ray
to be paid during the harvest season.
ath representative of the state water
The health clinics which have been master, who made a comprehensive pvt Me.ifonl H’.dg.
conducted at Sllverton under the direc survey of the Fort Klamath situation
F. F. B U R K — FOR A U T O TOPS
tion of the Marlon County Health ass»
At the closing session of the Oregon
elation during the winter months will State Fire Chiefs' association conven
Opposite S. P. Depot
be continued through the summer tion at Corvallis, Roy Elliott, chief of
the Medford fire department, was
Oiling of the Old Oregon trail be elected president; William Nushaum MEDFORD T E N T A N D A W N IN G
tween North Powder and La Urande of Eugene, vice-president; Ivan Pear
la now virtually complete and oiling son of McMinnville, second vice-presi Medford, Ore.
will start very soon between North dent; James Fletcher. Roseburg. tress- |
PERL F U N E R A L HOM E
Powder and Raker, also between Raker urer. and Thomas Yoates. Tillamook,
secretary, Salem was chosen for the
More than 40 miles of road work 1M7 convention
Com er Sixth and Oakdale
Completely out of control, the larg
will be advertised in July by the state
highway commission. Of this. JO miles
TH U RSD AY, JU LY 1, 1926
Last Call on Straw Hats
G o in g
FIBER T U L E Y TR EATED HATS
They wear so well— are light, elastic, cool, flex
ible, cheap in cost — 65c and 75c each.
W e also have every kind o f Straw Hats from
25c up; Men's, Boys’. Ladies’ and Girls’ Hats. The
cheapest and Best— Come and let us show you.
B. P. Thiess & Co.