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SAMS VALLEY GRANGE HOLDS BIG
ALL-DAY PICNIC IN GROVE
Last Saturday, as advertised, the
Sam’s Valley Grange held an all day
picnic in a grove near their school
house, and they concluded the day’s
events by giving a social dance in
Mr. and Mrs.
Sheley and son
Clarence, took the afternoon o ff and
drove over to meet with these good
people and become acquainted. We
were too late fo r
spread o f good things to eat, though
one lady had fried an extra chicken
fo r us.
W e will not be guilty of
that kind o f mistake a second time.
We gained several news ideas and
were much impressed by the inter
est taken by the people o f the com
munity in this organization.
The afternoon’s program consist
ed o t several speeches and musical
numbers. In these talks one main
idea predominated, and that was the
vital and urgent need, so important
to the farmer o f today, o f co-opera
tive buying and marketing. As this
is important to the farmer it
important to the business
men, since we all depend on the ag
riculturist fo r our livelihood. I f he
fails, we fail. W hy not, then, show
concerned at the
welfare o f the farmer and join with
him in his enterprises, rather than
selfishly giving our time and atten
tion to business interests in
towns, as we seem to him in many
instances to do?
The men had built a platform with
a suitable coveting for the piano and
other furnishings. This was prettily
decorated, we daresay, by the ladies.
The program opened with the sing
ing o f "Am erica,” the program being
read by Mrs. Dick Strauss, o f Gold
aganda put out by selfish interests
Gerald Ward, a young man o f
Eagle Point, sang two popular songs
which were well sung and appreci
Mr. Bowen was introduced next
and he gave a brief but interesting
talk. Mr. Bowen, we learn, is can
didate fo r representative from Jack-
son county for the state legislature.
We learn also, that he is a Demo
crat, which coincides with our belief
He is from the Enter
prise Grange and his home is on
Among other points
he said: “ Capital and labor go to
Congress organized, to get what they
want. So should the farmers.” He
brought out the idea that is being
so much agitated at present in re
gard to the unnecessary number of
officers, commissions, boards,
enforcement agencies, etc. These
have increased from the
time o f
Andrew Jackson until now, so that
if something is not done to curb the
increase there soon will be an official
for every three or four persons, thus
increasing taxes more than we are
able to bear.
Mr. Bowen’s talk was followed by
C. H. Bailey o f Roseburg, editor o f
the Oregon Grange Bulletin.
An important point in Mr. Bailey’s
talk was that o f the need of defeat
ing the Dennis Resolution,
will be before the voters this fall.
I f carried, this will
passing o f an income tax law fo r
many years and will eliminate the
inheritance tax law, and will
collected by an increase o f tax on
our own farms. He said, "V o te 343
He spoke o f the Sam’s Val
ley Grangt being only young and
C. E. Spence gave the first talk. urged them not to be discouraged
He is State Market Agent and he for they are'on e o f the foundation
drove down from Portland to be stones o f the State Grange which
present at this meeting. Mr. Spence aided greatly in securing woman suf
brought out several s p le n d i d frage, the initiative and referendum,
thoughts, interspersed with humor. (iiiect election o f U. S. senators, pro
He spoke o f the two main purposes hibition, and others improvements.
as mentioned in the preamble to our The State Grange has a Legislative
Constitution, “ to establish justice Committee who stay at Salem during
and promote the general welfare.” the 40 days session o f the Legisla
He said it is the duty o f the gov ture, to watch the interest o f the
ernment to give all a square deal farmers. Mr. Bailey closed by tell
and if the farmers were united and ing the people that if they wish in
organized and could go to congress formation as to how their legislators
unitedly, as other organizations do vote to write him and he will be
they would not be refused their re able to» supply it.
Wesley McDonough gave an inter
Mr. Spence spoke o f the great esting reading entitled, “ Down on
change in recent years o f the atti the Farm.” It pictured the boy on
tude toward and the requirements the farm, emphasizing the amount o f
o f a farmer. Today a farmer must work which is usually on hand for
be a horticulturist a veterinarian, a him to do.
A Mrs. Haak o f Eagle Point, gave
judge o f soils so that he car. tell
Haak is a
what crops land will produce to the a splendid talk.
best advantage, and must be a master Granger th ro-fh and through and
* o f many other problems, which do she rightly occupies the office
not end when he has produced or County Deputy, because o f the in
' when he has hauled
market. terest she holds in the subject.
Mrs. Haak told o f the conditions
Economical produc|ion always will
be a problem, but the
producer which brought about the first organ
should always get a little more than ization o f farmers. It was after the
W ar in 1866 where- in the
Mr. Spence doubted the independ South all industrial conditions were
ence which tradition has given the , shattered and the farmers were
farmer. He said that the key-word “ down and out” and so discouraged
to the situation is “ co-operation.” that they had lost all interest in
W e must live it, think it, talk it, making an e ffo rt fo r advancement.
until we will practice it. He com A man by the name o f 0. H. Kelley
pared this though to the story o f a I was sent by the government to study
minister who, time after time preach conditions in the South. When there
ed on the "Golden Rule.'’ Though was seemingly no future outlook Mr.
it was an interesting sermon some of Kelley succeeded in getting six men
to organize the Grange. It soon be
the members had grown tired o f
hearing it, so one o f them ventured ^ gan to build up and grow because
to inquire o f this minister as to 4hy they worked
he did not change the subject. His these became too much interested in
reply was, “ I shall continue to talk 1 politics and for a time merged into
o f this until you people practice it.” , political parties but
Mr. Spence spoke further o f the . they laid the foundation for the great
modern improvements in \ body o f Grangers existing
schools, roads, etc., and said that we She said, “ The Grange should keep
must have these things now in order out o f politics.”
show that the farmers ate practically
serfs. They work long hours and
there is a bare living fo r old and
Mrs. Haak spoke o f th • fact that
farmers in general do not know a
great deal o f the Grange and that
those who do know must go out and
carry the message to them, so that
they will start thinking o f the values
to be derived.
The program was finished by a
few remarks by Mr. Sparks o f the
Wimer Grange. The lateness o f the
hour caused these remarks to be
brief, but in general he corroborated
the ideas emphasized by the others.
The holding o f a meeting of this
kind at a time o f the year when
everyone is so busy, speaks for the
ambition o f the community.
May the Sam’s Valley Grange live
long and prosper.
POWER C O M P A N Y STOCK A G A IN
A D V AN C E S IN PRICE
San Francisco, August 9.— Great
Western Power company o f Cali
fornia Six Per Cent Preferred Stock
advanced another point Saturday,
now selling at $97 per share.
T h e California Oregon Power
Company’s Six Per Cent Preferred
Stock is selling rapidly in Southern
Oregon and Northern California, at
the price announced during the lat
ter part o f May. More than fifteen
hundred shares o f Copco’s invest
ment offerin g have been purchased
by investors in the Copco field o f
operations during the past few
Convenient terms o f payment for
the Copco security are still open, and
purchases are being made both for
cash and upon
members o f the Copco organization
and banks throughout Southern Ore
gon and Northern California are
handling subscriptions o f local in
vestors. Investors everywhere are
taking early advantage o f the oppor
tunity to participate in the California
Oregon Power Company’s attractive
security offerin g while it can still be
purchased fo r the price announced
when first offered.
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GOLD BRICK WORTH <1229.02
REFINED FROM 30 TONS
A gold brick was in circulation
Wednesday and the owner o f the
brick was not the least bit anxious
to part with his property. In this case
the brick was real and it represented
over twelve hundred dollars in gold,
though in size it was no larger than
an ordinary cake o f laundry soap.
The gold brick, which weighed ap
proximately 65 ounces is the result
o f a five day test run o f ore from the
Wade and Johnson mine that is locat
ed near Fruitdale on the outskirts o f
Grants Pass. About thirty tons o f
ore was transported from the prop
erty to the stamp mill at Rogue River
and it was from this tonnage the gold
brick was plated and refined.
The mine now being operated by
Johnson and C. E. Wade has only
! recently been
ment, though the original ledge was
discovered several years ago. The ore
body which is included in several
large veins .has been blocked out un
til approximately forty thousand tons
are available. The test run just com
pleted was fo r the purpose o f testing
the milling qualities o f the ore and
the advisability o f installing machin
ery fo r recovery purposes.
As a result o f the test which has
proven so successful, Mr. Johnson
states that his company will install a
thirty ton ball mill, and oil flotation
system and other modem mining ma
chinery on the property at once. An
engineer is at work at present sur
veying the ground fo r the installa
tion o f the machinery.— Southern
to be comfrrtable, but these are '
Mrs. Haak also mentioned
bringing in creased taxation. Our . thought brought out by Mr. Spence
A number o f young people drove
problem is to look fo r a system o f m regard to the great success o f the to Grants Pass last Friday
taxation by which we may pay as we Danes as fanners, as they are so where the traveling representatives
The present system o f well organized that they are practi o f the L. A. Bible Institute gave a
property tr.x does not meet condi cally the dictators.
Their prosper musical and religious program at the
tions and M often unfair. He thinks ity reflects on the business men and Baptist churclg Those composing
. that the income tax is the fairest industries. Commission men do not the crowd were Florence and U r s a
system at preseat that is able to fit exist, hot their own men go and find Hamrick, Edson Randall, Mildred and
modern conditions, and that K will markets. Observation o f farming Bernice Burger, Coy and
not greatly affect industry as prop-1 in Germany. Belgium
and France j Brown and Maynard Putney.
CENTRAL POINT AMERICAN THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 1926
BUSINESS BLOCK, CENTRAL POINT
THREATENED BY FIRE
A block in the business district in
Central Point, was threatened by fire
Sunday evening about 8 o’clock when
a car caught fire in the Central Gar
The car, a Star, was owned
Martin Naught, and was afire when
the blaze was discovered by Donald
Faber, who was passing in front of
The flames leaped to
the roof o f the building,
RE W A R D
small portion before the fire was
brought under control.
A fte r quenching the fire
100 gallons o f chemicals from the
new fire truck, water was played on
the roof o f the adjoining building to
prevent any sparks from igniting a
The quick action o f the volunteer
fire department and the use o f the
chemicals saved the building and pos
sibly several others.
T W O MEN
B L A S T IN G F IS H W A Y
Blasting o f a fishway over Ramey
falls, at Whiskey creek, on the lower
Rogue is now in progress and the
work will be completed in 20 days.
Fred Merrill, deputy game warden in
this district, William
charge o f fishways in the state, and
W alter Browne, o f Medford, have re
turned from the lower river where
two men were put at work. Several
more will be sent down immediataly.
The falls were holding back the
larger steelheads, Mr. Merrill re
ports, the smaller ones being able to
He believes that
there will be an increase o f the
larger steelheads in the upper river
as soon as the work is completed.
HOME G IRL MARRIED
It is believed that the blasting will
about <400, most o f which was
Miss Gertrude Wiley, who the past
year taught in one o f the San Jose, given by Medford sportsmen.
California, schools, was married last
Tuesday evening in Medford to Mr. N E W ROAD TO RIM OF L A K E
R. J. Jackson, o f Santa Clara.
<1,000 in rewards is offered by
the Oregon Fish commission fo r the
reporting o f marked salmon caught
by fishermen in the various streams
o f Oregon.
For each marked fish
that is caught by fishermen,
dollar is paid.
When reporting the capture, fish
ermen are to report the kind o f fish,
the date o f capture, the size and
weight and the sex.
This reward is offered by the Ore
gon fish commission to check on the
fish that are liberated each year.
The salmon are marked by clipped
fins.— American, Myrtle Point.
Miss W iley grew to womanhood
in Central Point, and has many
friends who wish her and Mr. Jack-
son many years o f contentment.
Mr. Jackson is connected with the
Guarantee Building and Loan asso
ciation, o f San Jose in which city
their home will be.
N E W HOME UNDER CONSTRUC
T IO N
Dick Hay and Fred Hesselgrave
have the contract, and have started
the construction o f a new bungalow,
52x30 % feet, to r Mr. and Mrs. W. E.
Alexander, on their lots in the east
part o f town.
This house will contain 6 rooms,
2 porches, 2 bath-rooms, closets, a
hall 12x14, built in furniture and will
be strictly modern.
The roomy garage has already
been built and painted.
The house now occupied by Mr.
and Mrs. Alexander has been sold to
the son-in-law, Fred Hesselgrave.
H U N T IN G DATES GIVEN
OPEN IN G SEASON
Deer hunting season fo r western
Oregon will be open this year on
September 10 and run through till
October 20. The bag limit Is two
male deer fo r the season.
The Chinese pheasant season ex
tends from October 17 to 24, but
the season will be closed in Lincoln
county. Tillamook county, Clatsop
and Curry counties.
Like the passing o f the “ Old
Guard” the old road from Govern
ment Camp to the rim o f Crater Lake
will pass out o f use next year, ac
cording to prediction o f engineers.
Boiling radiators have been the
style fo r a long time on this bane of
the timid motorist because o f the 10
per rent grades.
The altitude also
makes the boiling point o f water
A few cars have made the tough
climb on high and the big pull has
stood as a real test o f mettle in auto
The new road will have a maxi
mum grade o f five per cent and its
curves will be much wider than the
According to geometry the short
est distance between two points is a
straight line. The distance to the
top will remain the same and the
new road will be several miles long-
erth an the old one. A crew o f work
men are now at work on the new
route and it will probably be in con
dition for travel next season.— Jack-
son County News.
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LE A V E S FOR LONG BEACH
Rev. I. G. Shaw left today with
the minister o f the Christian church
o f Roseburg, for Long Beach, Cali
fornia, to be In attendance at the
Local Church L ife Institute, in ses
sion there from August 23 to 27.
This meeting is similar to a con
vention and is one o f the three o f
its kind that will be held in the U.
S. this year.
Mr. Shaw expects to be back for
regular church services on Sundsy,
For native pheasants, blue or
ruffed grouse the season is from
October 15 to 31, except in the above
named counties where the season is
closed. The bag limit In these birds
if four in one day or eight in seven
consecutive days or two female Chin
ese pheasants in seven days.
There will be no open season on
The Faber sale, which has been
going on for some time past, closed
The open season for ducks and its doors last Tuesday night.
This sale offered many exceptional
geese runs from October I to Janu
ary 16. bag limit 25 ducks in one buys and the people o f the valley
day or eight geese in one day; not took advantage o f this fact, by giving
over 30 birds in seven consecutive it their liberal patronage.
Mrs. Faber and the two sons have
the business during the
Open season on bear all the year
except in Josephine and Jackson absence o f Mr. Faber.
Mrs. E. C- Faber and family en
joyed a visit last week from
Lou Peters and daughter Allhyra, o f
Sioux City, Iowa.
They were on
their way from Pomona, California,
families were form erly acquainted in
the state o f Ohio.
The many friends o f Vernon Me-
Cruder will be sorry to hear that he
was badly iitjured in an automobile
collision near San Joee, California,
recently, sustaining bad bruises on
the head, and one arm badly crushed.
The doctors say he will not be fully
recovered for several montha He is
in a hospital in San Joee.