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Central Point Am erican
H. S. ERECTION
CENTRAL POINT AMERICAN THURSDAY, JULY 22. 192«
OREGON TOURIST TIDE MAKES
N E W R E C O R D FO R S T A T E
KILLED IN AUTO
N E W V E IN M A Y R E O P E N W O R K
A T J E W E T T MINE
Opening up o f a new vein in the
The 1926 motor tourist wave ex
old Jewett mine, four miles from
ceeds all previous records. Auto
Grants Pass on Mt. Baldy may result
mobile association officials say so.
in this mine again becoming a big
Available statistics veritfy. The
, A sealed pipe, containing the
Donald Robinson, son o f Mr. and producer.
Under lease to a com
rush to the Oregon outdoors is on
1926 high school annual, a copy of
I Mrs. E. F. Robinson o f 836 Taylor pany composed o f J. F. Coats and
as it never was before.
the Central Point American and data
Six hundred motor parties are I street and well known locally, was Joe McFadden, this mine is reveal
pertaining to the erection o f the high
receiving service daily at the Oregon instantly killed last Saturday night ing high grade ore, which runs heavy
school is imbedded in the concrete
State Motor association offices in when a large Studebaker touring car »to gold and sylvanite, some assays
of the front entrance arch, just to
which he was driving turned over o f the high grade going between
* the left o f the keystone, according
Registration figures for June were near Buckshot Hill. With him at $500 and $1300.
to C. T. Hamilton,- inspector, who
Prospect work along the new vein
furnished by Sam A. Kozer, secre the 'time were his wife. Court
conceived the idea.
tary of state. Motor tourists from Jeschke and Muriel Byllesby. They is being carried on. This is 16
The papers are sealed in a 214
other states are required to register. were returning from an auto ride inches wide at the place where it
inch pipe 18 inches long, by caps
June was just the beginning o f the and in attempting to make a turn was struck and carries a large
screwed on each end. The container
tourist rush. There were 13,818 in the road the steering wheel came amount o f free gold. It was struck
is absolutely air tight so that even
motor vehicle registrations, more o ff, going over in the back o f the on a drift north from the old vein,
if the pipe is separated at some
than any June since the law went car where it was found later. The which has turned out many thou
future time from the concrete the
car turned over, pinning Robinson sands of dollars. If the vein proves
into effect in 1923.
papers will remain uninjured.
Since January 1 there had been, beneath it, the door on his chest and extensive, machinery will be put on
The pipe being o f such design as
until July 1, 34,190 registrations, the spindle o f the steering wheel in the property to handle the ore.
to attract attention, it is not prob
The Jewett mine has been work
6598 more than last year.
able that the .contents will remain
Being in the back o f the car, ed since 1882. Work was abandon
More than one-half of the registra
undisturbed for long after the con
tions are from California, 19,276 for Jeschke opened a door, crawled out ed some years ago and was not re
crete has disintegrated. That, how
the six months’ period, 8171 for and helped Miss Byllesby out. Mer sumed until this year when the pres
ever, will not be soon, as walls such
ritt Perry was driving a Ford about ent company took hold.
as the ones in the high school, will
100 yards ahead, and, hearing the
Every state and some foreign
remain intact for about 1000 years,
when the big car overturned, L A N D S E T T L E M E N T D E P T ITEM S
countries have been represented in
according to concrete experts.
the past six months. In June the returned to their aid, arriving in
During the first six months o f the
Ones imagination can run riot con
only state missing from the list was time to help extricate Mrs. Robin
present year 214 families settled on
cerning the conditions under which
farms in Oregon and invested $650,-
this information concerning Central
Ashland is the point where regis they made vain efforts to extricate
374. That is the official record of
» Point will be unearthed. The dreams
tration was heaviest, it being 3421.
the Land Settlement Department of
of idealists may have been realized
Alfred E. Shearer, manager of the
the Portland Chamber of Commerce
and the world will have a universal
map and touring department o f the Moffatt, received’ lacerations about
whose wo.'k is co-ordinated with that
language. That may mean some i
Oregon State Motor association gave
o f the State Chamber in serving
scholar who has spent years in study
information about the passing o f the
those who wish to come to the state
ing vernacular languages will be con- l
gasoline hobo. “ This is a big car Upon the arrival of six men and a
to engage in agricultural pursuits.
suited to translate the writings. The
year,” he said. “ Practically every
If a complete survey o f all coun
country may be inhabited by shifting
tourist from states not adjoining moved and brought to the city.
ties were taken, it would doubtless
nomads or may be the center of a ]
Oregon is traveling in a high priced
be found that the number of actual
thriving city, this depending entirely j
car. More than one-half o f the ve afternoon at 2:30 from the Perl
settlers is nearer the 1000 mark than
on the fate o f nations.
hicles coming are medium priced and
According to geologists, and this ; up. The tourists stay in Oregon an officiating. Interment was in the I. the records show.
In its work o f encouraging real
last is most probable, the Pacific average o f five days. That is, the j O. O. F. cemetery. Six Knights of
coast may sink extending the Pacific first-time tourists. First-time tour j Pythias, o f which he was a member, farmers to come to Oregon to de
ocean to the Rocky Mountains, in ists usually have mapped out an itin were the active pallbearers and six velop the farming area o f the state
that case this “ relic o f an ancient erary which covers the time avail firemen were honorary pallbearers. and increase the upstate population,
civilization” may never be discov able. But many come back, a sur Mr. Robinson was a member of the response comes to the department
Medford Fire Department for two from widely separated geographical
prising number, and stay longer.
and was given a glowing trib- points, according to W. G. Ide, who
All the concrete in the building
supervises the activities o f this de
has been poured, and the inside R O G U E R I V E R S IT E F O R L O D G E | ute by Chief Roy Elliott. Since
partment o f the development work,
plastering will be completed and
B O U G H T BY N O T E D W R I T E R
been employed by the Medford
From Java, in Duth East India is
roofing on Saturday, according to
a young Hollander to devote
Miles Stuart, foreman. Finish work
Gold Beach, July 17.— One o f the
was started Wednesday o f this week. | most picturesque sites, at the same He was born at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, his sturdy efforts to irrigated lands
December 9, 1900, and leaves to in Oregon. At present manager of
The building will be ready to turn time remote and inaccessible to auto
mourn his loss besides his wife and 1 a »uf?ar factory, Mr. Von Stietz will
over to the school board, who will mobile traffic, on the Rogue River,
parents four sisters and two brothers, bring to his new farm home tech
furnish it under separate contract, some 45 miles above Gold Beach, on
nical training in agriculture acquired
by September 1, as is designated in J what is known as Winkle bar, has
S E R V I C E in Holland, as well as practical ex
the general contract, says Mr. I been purchased by Zane Grey, novel
D E LA Y E D BY BEACONS
perience which he will direct toward
ist, for a summer home. Grey was
I general farming with poultry as a
attracted to the spot last September,
The air mail route from Seattle to specialty.
PUBLIC U T IL IT Y STOCKS
when he made a boat trip from Ga-
Los Angeles via Medford, which was
Inspired also with a desire to come
lice down the river to Gold Beach
Oregon in the near future is Ger
During the World War, the Amer and declared he would be back here
delayed by the installation o f 7,500,- man Bannert who now dwells in
ican people became heavy investors to make his home.
000 candle power beacons and 400,- Chile# Accompanied by his family
in Liberty Bonds. They learned the
The property, about 20 acres, was
merits of moderate-yield securities, purchased from Fred Caughell, Gold 000 candle power intermediate bea which includes 11 persons Mr. Ban
and since the war have invested in Beach, who had previously bought it cons between San Francisco and Los nert hopes to select lands in which
public utility securities, preferring from Walter Critcser. Near by is Angeles, where the schedule calls he can make a substantial investment
this form o f investment with its some o f the best fishing that Rogue for night flying. With this air mail for farming purposes.
The success of the land settlement
good return and high factor o f safety River affords. Grey is coming to service in operation Central Point
will be connected with the eastern organization continues to justify its
rather than speculative stocks«
Curry county in September to enjoy
bound air mail service.
establishment. The committee has
As a permanent investment, elec the wilds fo r six weeks or two months
been in existence about two and one-
tric light and power company pre and will arrange for the erection o f
OPENS BE A U T Y PARLOR
half years, during which time be
ferred stocks are everywhere known his lodge home, which will be large
tween 18*0 and 1900 families have
as desirable for the careful investor and pretentious.
Miss Dolores Bedingfield has op- been brought into the state and
of small or large means. These
ened a beauty parlor at the Gleason placed on farms, the capital invest-
stocks combine safety with good
G R A I N T O B R E A D S A M E D A Y | Barber* shop in Central Point. Yes- ment being in excess o f $8,000,000.
dividends, and the dividends are paid
j terday was the opening day and Miss During this time no complaints have
regularly four times a year. Pre
Harvesters using a combine ma i Bedingfield gave free marceling and J been made by any o f the settlers
ferred stocks o f electric light and chine cut the wheat on the farm of
was kept busy the entire day.
about being disappointed in what was
power companies are the favorite in Jean Gray, near Lyons, Kansas, Sat
Miss Dolores has been employed offered through the land listing and
vestment o f the careful and well- urday morning. June 26.
Wheat in Medford fo r over a year under appraisal system.
informed investor o f Southern Ore was taken to the Lyons mill and
Madame Jeffers and comes excep- 1
gon and the entire country.
ground into flour and a sack o f this tionally well recommended.
MRS. S C H R G E D E R R E C O V E R I N G
Strong favorites in the investment floor was returned to the Gray home
market, the preferred stocks o f pub in time to be made into biscuits for
Mr. Grunt and wife, from Indiana. \ Mrs. E. F. Schroeder, o f Myrtle
lic utilities continue to lead the field the evening meal. What had been who have been touring the Pacific I Point, who was struck by a stray
to financial circles. They are the ripening grain in the morning, be coast since last September, were the bullet some time ago while enroute
fastest selling securities upon the came flour at noon and was cooked guests o f Mr. and Mrs. John Me- to Watsonville, California, with her
and eaten for food before snndown Jimsey Sunday. Mr. Grunt and Mr. family, was removed this week to
o f the same day. To do that » few McJimsey were old school mates and her home, aft-tr being confined at
Following a three weeks’ vacation years ago a miracle would have had had not met fo r fifty years. Mr. the Sacred Heart hospital for
spent in Philadelphia, where they at to be worked. Now we accept it and Mrs. Grunt left for their home month.
tended the National Education asso as entirely natural and practical.
in Indiana Monday but expect to
ciation convention and visited other
return later and locate in the West.
Frank Jones who is employed at
Smokers who throw burning cigar
pastern and also southern cities. City
(Crater Lake for the season, writes
School Superintendent E. H. Hedrick and ei^ rette stubs from automobiles
Ed Vincent and family, acrompan- the folks here that he is enjoying
and Mrs. Hedrick o f Medford, re along highways in the state are vio ied by S. C. Collins and daughter ; his work and has balanced the scales
turned to the valley last week. The lating a criminal statute and are Flora, returned the first o f the four pounds heavier since going
trip was made through New York liable to a fine o f $25 to $75. Auto week from a week's outing at Cres there. Frank is kept very busy and
City, thence through the southern mobile drivers must train themselves cent City. The coast trip was en- will not get a chance to come home
«tales from Virginia to Texas and to extinguish cigars and cigarettes ioyed so well, they are finding it until the season is closed.
,r*n Califorr'a and Oregon. They before throwing them away.
hard to settle down inland again.
- - « ’ derahle heat while
W. P. Grimes and wife enjoyed
Klamath Falls will hold a three-
•’ -.«»h the states o f the
W i n Scott and wife from Glendale. a Sunday visit with Harry
was day labor celebration and carnival California, were here the latter part and family o f Wichita, Kansas,
r m e rly superintendent o f the Cen- September 4, 5 and 6 under the aus o f last week visiting at the home Grimes’ and Myers’ families
pices o f the Central Trade counciL o f Emest Scott, a brother.
’ Point high school.
j neighbors in that Kansas city.
TW O SWIMMERS
DROWN IN THE
Howard H off, 20, o f Glendora,
Calif., and Steve Maxcy, 24, who re
sided on the Gunter ranch four miles
west of Grants Pass, were drowned
this morning while swimming in the
Rogue near the Gunter farm.
Maxcy gave his life in an endeavor
to save his companion who had
crossed the river and was too tired to
swim all the way back. H off cried
for help but two others in the party
were unable to save him, whereupon
Maxcy swam out and was dragged
down by the death grip o f the other.
H off was a member of the Clarion
four, the quartet which sang last
night at the Methodist church, and
Maxcy had charge of the Gunter
The party, which consisted o f mem
bers of the quartet and Maxcy, were
swimming in the river which is about
100 feet from the road at this point.
Wayne Bohn, a member of the quar
tet, went to H off’s aid but was drag
ged under and totally exhausted by
He barely managed to
get back to shore. Urban Hartman,
the third member of the quartet,
then tried to aid but was also un
successful when his strength failed
in the attempt and he went under
Maxcy saw the plight o f the oth
ers and went to Hoff, who clutched
at him and carried him under. By
this time cries for help had reached
a party o f men working on the Gun
ter barn across the road and several
hundred yards away. They rushed
to the river with ropes which were
used to bring the two to shore. When
taken from the water, H off still had
a firm hold on Maxcy.
Word was sent immediately to
Grants Pass and J. E. Kerr, of the
California Oregon Power company,
Fire Chief Hollowell, Dr. C. J. Moser,
and Dr. J. C. Smith responded. H off
was dead when they arrived although
attempts were made to restore life,
these proved unsuccessful. Artific
ial respiration was applied on Maxey,
who seemed for a time to respond
to the treatment, but after three
hours j f continuous work, all hope
was given up.
H off is said to have been in the
water for about live minutes and
Maxcy for about half that time. By
the time aid arrived to try the ar
tificial respiration methods more
than 20 minutes had elapsed and lit
tle hope could be entertained for
Maxcy is survived by his widow
and six-months old baby. They live
in a small house near the scene of
the drowning. H off is the son of the
pastor of the Brethren church at
He had been a student
at Laverue college Laverne Cal., the
Clarion Four quartet being from that
The members o f the quartet had
stopped over here today to swim in
the river before going on to the next
city where they were to sing.—
Grants Pass Courier.
S FISH P E R P E R S O N T O BE LIM IT
A T D IAM ON D L A K E
The anglers o f Central Point and
the valley are greatly concerned
over the fact that the state game
commission at its meeting last week
considered the advisability o f limit
ing the number of fish taken from
Diamond lak e to five fish per per
son per day, and will probably in
clude the provision in the new game
code to go before the next session
o f the legislature.
Arthur Meyers and wife o f Butte
Falls, are here this week, staying
with Mrs. 8. A. Richardson, whose
health has been poor for a number
of years, and who is making an e f
fort to recover from the shock of
Mr. Richardson’s sudden death last
Mrs. C. T. Hamilton, who was
operated on recently at the Sacred
Heart hospital o f Medford is now at
home and is much improved.