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CENTRAL pdlNT AMERICAN
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CENTRAL POINT AMERICAN
An Independent Weekly P « P « r Publi.hed at Central Point. Oregon, and
Entered Thursday of each week in the Poetoffice thereof a* Second Cla»»
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THURSDAY, AUGUST It
ror rate-making purposes.
OF was Issued by the commission on
April 1, 1926.
Voters of the state of Oregon at the
Brief of Resume of Happenings of
general election In 1928 will expreaa
the Week Collected for
their attitude on the question of re
Under construction since March 4,
(he Crooked river bridge, spanning a
basalt walled gorge more than 300
feet In depth on the route of The
Dalles-Callfomla highway In southern
Jefferson county, was opened to gen-
eral traffic Sunday.
A. C. Dixon, general manager of the
Booth-Kelly Lumber company, of Eu
gene, an authority on western lumber
conditions, has been appointed a mem-
ber of the national committee on wood
utilisation, which has ita headquarters
In Washington, D. C.
Another new recent record for the
Willamette river level was set at Eu
gene when a mark of minus .7 feet was
reported by the observer. This is
the lowest mark recorded Bince the
start of taking
a number of years ago.
Two hundred and fifty head of cat-
tie are reported to have died in an
alarming episootlc, which for two
weeks has been depleting herds near
Corbett, Damascus, Troutdale, Boring,
Oresham and Springdale. The disease
Is diagnosed as hemorhagic septicemia.
The Jackson county court has of
fered a reward of $500 for the arrest
and conviction of forest firebugs to be
:oupled to the *500 offered by the state
for the same purpose. The action was
taken following the setting by an in
cendiary of six fires on Evans creek.
An average of one deer a week is
being killed on the highways of Ore
gon by reckless auto drivers, accord-
ing to E. F. Averlll, state game war-
den, who has given game wardens
instructions to arrest drivers for reck
less driving when the responsibility
appears to rest with them.
The reclamation bureau is hurrying
to completion plans for the drainage
system of the Warm Springs division
of the Vale Irrigation project, and will
advertise for bids as soon as the courts
have approved the contract entered
Into between the Vale Irrigation dls
trli t and the secretary of the lu.eiioi.
pealing the 18th amendment to the fed
eral constitution, according to an ini
tiative petition filed In the office* of
the secretary of state at Salem. The
petition was filed by the World War
Veterans’ league, of which F. O. Mer
cer of Portland U president.
The state game commission at its
next meeting In September probably
will be asked to adopt two measures
to protect game fish in Oregon, ac
cording to E. F. A Verm, »late game
warden. One measure would prohibit
.be use of salmon eggs in catching
rainbow trout in Diamond lake and
the other would make unlawful the
smoking and salting of trout.
Pensions have been granted the fol
lowing Oregon claimants: Patrick M.
Hennebery, Portland, *50; Fred W.
Bowep. Roseburg, *40; Emmet J. Fay.
Reedsport, and Leslie n. Hale, La
Orande, *30; Fernando Fergonla and
Thomas L. Parker, Portland and Utley
N. Beckley, Sllverton, *25; John A.
Paterson. Charles Thompson and
Oliver Jones, Portland, Stephen A.
Clark, Warren, and Arthur Grimstead,
Bids for the construction of approx
imately 41 miles of road and one
bridge will be opened at a meeting of
the state highway commission to be
held in Portland Thursday, August 26.
Projects for which bids will be open
ed follow: Benton county — Alsea
mountain Philomath section of the
Alsea highway, 6.13 miles of grading.
Benton and Lincoln counties— Eddy-
vilie-Blodgett section of the Corvallls-
Newport highway, 16.7 miles of broken
stone resurfacing. Jefferson county—
Rubble masonry parapet wall construc
tion in Ogden park on The Dalles-
California highway near Terrebonne.
Lake county -Drews vailey-I^ikeview
section of the Klamath Falis-Lakeview
highway, 16.1 miles of broken stone
surfacing Tillamook county— Wheel-
er-Brlgh’ en section of the Roosevelt
coast highway, 1.(6 miles of grading
Jackson county — Bridge over the
Rogue river on the Pacific highway at
Gold Hill requiring approximately 440
cubic yards of excavation.
Ingvaid Lien, 17, son of Mr. and
Mrs. R. K. Ylen of Canby, was killed
while blasting stumps.
Receipts from timber sales in the
Deschutes national forest for the 1926
fiscal year were surpassed by those
of only one other forest In Oregon—
the Crater. Timber sale receipts from
the Deschutes forest for the past year
Fees in the Columbia county clerk's
total *101,454 54. Receipts from sim office for July amounted to *624 10, an
ilar sales in the Crater national forest Increase of *170 over July, 1925.
amount to *116,973.7*.
Final surveys have been made pre
Negotiations on the part of Bend for paratory to beginning construction of
the past two years to obtain water the new *300.000 theater at Klamath
from Tumalo creek for a domestic Falls.
supply ended when the city became
Aproxlmately 300 men are reported
owner of rights to six second feet.
to be fighting 11 forest fires on state
The supply was secured from the Tum
and national timber land in Jackson
alo irrigation district, the city trading
9H second feet of Deschutes water
The entire Cascade national foreat,
and paying *25,000 tor the Tumalo
lying east of Eugene and comprising
1,023,519 acres has been closed to
Papers were served on members of
the public service commission at Salem
John Lynn, 30, died at a Salem hos
in a suit filed in the United States dls-
trlct court In Portland to restrain the pital of Injuries suffered in an ex
commission from enforcing an order plosion while blasting stumps near
placing the valuations of the Coos and Sublimity.
Curry Telephone company at *644.69*
Graduate O. A. C. Conservatory o f
Instruction *1.00— 45-minute lesson
W. G. TR ILL
Attoraey-at-Law— Notary Public
PERL FUNERAL HOME
Corner Sixth and Oakdale
HOWARD GOVE. D. D. S.
Board man ranchers who planted
wheat are highly elated over the heavy
yield which Is running from 40 to 60
bushels per acre.
Plans for the North Morrow coun
ty fair are nearing completion. Sep
tember 3 and 4 are the dates set and
It will be held at Board man
W. L. Clinton. 60. Portland, was kill
ed instantly when his car turned over
on The Dalles-Callfornta highway, 45
miles north of Klamath Falls
The public service commission de
nied the application of the Cooe Bay
Boom company for permission to cease
operations on the Coqullle river.
409 Medford Bldg.
About 100 delegates from 28 Ore
gon counties attended the annual con
vention of the Oregon Title association
BURK— FOR AUTO TOPS
Opposite S. P. Depot
MEDFORD TEN T AND
Phone 146-J I
1 .adders are used to pick evergreen
berries in the vicinity of Reedsport.
the hashes growing 15 feet In height
end covering shout 20 feet square
Halsey and Tangent gardeners ars
complaining shorn the damage done
by the China pheasants by scratching
THURSDAY. AUGUST It
SELLS-FLOTO CIRCUS COMING
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Labor conditions in Salem are the
best on the Pacific coast, according to
Sunday school 10 a. m. Preaching
More than 400 arenic stars are re
a report for July issued by the United
quired to round out the program o f services 11 a. m. and 8 p. m. Christ
ian Endeavor 7 p. m. Preaching
States department of labor In Port-
the Seiio-Floto circus which is billed services both morning and evening
to appear in Medford on Saturday, by the Rev. L G. Shaw.
Eire losses in the state of Oregon, August 28th.
Mrs. J. E. Weaver, S. S. Supt.;
This big show, long
rs. J. O. Isaacson, Supt. o f P ri
exclusive of Portland, during July ag- considered as the “ class” o f the cir .Mrs.
mary Dept.; Mrs. A1 Hermanson,
gregated *646.34«, according to a re-
cus world, will doubtless attract hun Supt. o f Cradle Roll Dept.; Mrs. G.
port prepared by Will Moore, state
C. McAllister, Pres, o f Ladies' Cir
dreds from this place.
An added atraction this year is cle; Bernice Shaw, Prea. C. E .; Mrs.
The number of inmates at the Ore Buffalo B ill’s W ild West Show, with Warner, Choir Director.
Rev. Shaw, Pastor.
gon state penitentiary has reached ita a large number o f full-blooded Sioux
peak in the history of the institution.
There are now a total of 592 convicts
Noted this year as among the per
in the prison.
formers is the famous “ Poodles”
The Ladd A Bush bank at Salem, Hannaford and his comedy riders.
which is one of the oldest financial In
Hannaford is known far and wide as
stitutions In the state, has received a
the greatest circus perform er in his
permit to remodel its quarters at a
especial line in the world.
cost of *50,000.
whose fame is widespread are the
William Burch, who has been a log Flying Wards, the Sells-Floto clown
ging contractor for a number of years,
army, the three herds o f performing
was killed instantly at the Scheidor
elephants included in which are the
mill, near Loraue, when struck by the
only elephants who give an exhibition
top of a falling tree.
o f the now famous “ Charleston,” and
iteamonu nas neen selected as the
site for a 45.000-egg hatchery whLh is said to be perfectly trained in this
to be operated by W. H. Thompson of novelty.
There are also the 60 Liberty
Canby. Work of installing machinery
probably will be started In September. horses, half a hundred performing
lions, tigers, leopards, polar bears
Because he used a circle of fire in
timbered country to keep coyotes away and others, the programs given by
from his flock of sheep at night, Frank each and by the mixed groups being
Byrne, camptender for Pat Reilly of thrilling and exciting in the extreme.
Practically two hours is given over
Jefferson county, was arrested near
to the performance in the main tent,
Bend and fined *25.
Herbert Hoover, secretary of com and the three rings, steel arena and
merce, plans to lose himself some stages are filled with action every
where in the wilds of Oregon the last minute o f the 120. The
10 days of August. Just where he will spectacle is a pageant o f color and
spend his time, or with whom, the beauty and serves to introduce the
1,000 people to the audience.
secretary would not say.
Sells-Floto is the exception among
The Valley Brotherhood of Baptists,
which includes representatives from circuses, being absolutely clean, and
Marion, Polk, Benton and Linn coun being at the same time exclusively
ties, held its annual picnic at Santiam a circus that has retained the fea t
park, near Jefferson. More than 200 ures that make performances o f this
kind enjoyable to every person who
persons attended the banquet.
For having the most attractively ar attends. Two performances will be
ranged and best kept garden in m given, the first at 2 and the second
club of six, John Crosta of Yankton at 8 p. m. Sells-Floto has not raised
received the first prize In a garden the price o f admission from its al
inspection tour conducted by Georg* ways popular figures, another thing
that has made it popular with the
A. Nelson, Columbia county agent.
China pheasanty are
abundant in eastern and western Ore
ber o f casualties that occur on the
gon and deer are plentiful in every
section of the state where deer are to highways annually.
be found, according to E. F. Averlll,
state game warden. In his monthly re
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50c for Evening
Always 10c Admission
New Patterns in
A Beautiful Selection for
A WILD DELIVERY
“ In my observations o f automobile
drivers, I am reminded o f many bush
leaguers who have been tried out for
places on the big leagues and have
failed in the pitcher’s box,”
George O. Bradenburg, general man
ager o f the Oregon
“ In practically all in
stances with the pitchers, they were
sent hack to the ‘sticks’ through a
lack o f control.
they had, but no control. Now you
get the point. Too many auto driv
ers have wonderful speed but lack
In analyxing the phrase as applied
to auto driver, “ Wonderful speed,
but no control,” Mr. Bradenburg
pointed out that the lack o f control
was due to too much speed in most
instances. When a car get to a cer
tain speed on ordinary traction as
found on our highways, it is beyond
control, and with
crossed by intersections, and vision
obscured frequently by turns, there
is ever a warning to be issued to
the fellow with wonderful speed and
too little control. Even on a straight
away, a car becomes a hazard beyond
a certain speed, as blowouts, or a
doten mishaps to the mechanism o f
the car will result in a spill that will
not only endanger the lives o f the
occupants o f the car but o f those in
the immediate vicinity o f the unlucky
Strict attention to the path o f the
motor car is another item that re
ceives too little attention. Many
drivers, traveling at a food rate o f
speed have a habit o f looking every
where but down the path o f the auto.
I f one must look into the eyes o f
other occupants o f his auto while
talking, he should temper his speed
to suit such occasions.
I f scenery
must he enjoyed, it is incumbent
upon the driver to either stop or
forego the pleasures o f such attrac
tions. A misguided auto at high
speed is just as haxardous to the
motorist as too much speed with a
lack o f control is to the aspiring
twirler o f the big leagues.
“ Wonderful speed, hut no con
trol," is an epitaph that might be
written on the stone o f a great num-
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