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CENTRAL POINT AMERICAN
CAR DIVES 1000 FEET TO WATER
FROM RIM OF CRATER LAKE.
Klamath Falls, August 23.— A
large sedan, the property o f James
Swasen, Klamath Falls barber, plung
ed over the rim o f Crater lake Sun
day, catapulting 1000 feet to the
lake edge, where it was almost un
recognizable as an automobile.
Mr. and Mrs. Swasen had driven
to the lake with other visitors, and
left the machine parked near the
rim, brakes set, with the nose point
ing toward the declivity. They were
at another spot when the brakes in
some manner become loostened, and
witnessed its fall. They did not
realize until later that it was their
Witnesses said the sedan, a new
one, reached the bottom in four
jumps. Each time it struck against
the rock it flew outward, somer
saulting completely before striking
again. Each time wheels, fenders
and other parts, broken o ff by the
crushing impacts, flew into the air
and accompanied the main wreckage
No one was injured, although
many tourists had climbed down to
the water’s edge. The twisted wreck
landed in the edge o f the lake, about
50 feet from a boat landing.
There was a general checking up
on the part o f witnesses to make sure
family cars were safe. The recipients
o f the final shock, after resigning
themselves to their loss, were given
a ride back to Klamath Falls in an
WRIGLEY’ S ADVERTISING
Ben H. Rouw, the northwest rep
resentative o f Wm. Wrigley Jr., the
concern that makes the Wrigley
Chewing Gum, was in town last Fri
day in the yellow car advertising this
well known brand o f gum.
Mr. Rouw, a booster and one of
the best advertising men we ever
met, gave this office a pleasant short
visit to talk advertising and get ac
Wrigley is the greatest advertiser
o f a single article in the world. You
will find his advertising in the mag
azines, daily papers, on street car
tickets, in all public places, and from
now on you will find Wrigley adver
tising in the weekly papers as he
has found this is one o f the best
direct ways o f reaching the people
out o f the cities.
Approximately 92 million was
spent for gum last year in the world
and Wrigley sold about 76 per cent
o f this amount. This is appaling
when you stop to consider that this
amount has to be reached from the
small sale o f 5c packages. And still
you find business firms who claim
it does not pay to advertise.
Mr. Rouw left in the business
places and with boys, girls, women
and men, samples of this delicious
gum which we are all enjoying this
Four hundred o f the yellow cars
are now used in different states to
advertise this article and many more
will be added soon.
The anniversary week fo r the
study of our Constitution will be ob
served in Oregon next month. The
churches, the school and all other
organizations and societies shourJ
cooperate to continue this educa
tional work for better citizenship
and better citizens. A thorough
knowledge and understanding o f our
Constitution and its workings is the
surest solution to that end.
The purpose of Constitution An
niversary Week is to renew in the
minds of American citizens the ben
efits which have accrued from the
Federal Constitution, to the end that
it may be re revered and preserved.
Each county is a seperate unit, the
character, scope and program o f its
celebration being exclusively in the
hands of its county committee, and
this holds good in each city, there
fore, why not Central Point take the
lead among the cities o f this county.
Let us hope that with the active
co-operation o f the churches and
other civic organizations. Central
Point will fittingly observe “ Consti
tution Week,” and that we will have
such a program as will quicken the
knowledge o f our citizens generally
regarding our basic law and the
nature and ideals o f our government
and to incite renewed loyalty to this
Let us remember that this observ
ance is an outstanding National serv
ice, and by all means Central Point
should not be found wanting.
THURSDAY. AUGUST 26, 1926
SYMPATHY AND FACT
Sympathy is a Greek word,
meaning to suffer with.
It stands for the ability to
put yourself in the other man’s
place; to enter into his feelings,
to understand and share his joys
and sorrows, his difficulties and
perplexities, his hopes and fears.
Human sympathy is a price
less possession in anyone's life.
For the highest service as well
as fo r the highest culture it is
indispensable. It is an element
in all leadership; unless one
feels with others he can never
understand them or exert much
influence over their lives.
Not what we possess in separ
ateness and isolation, but what
we possess in common, or are
able and willing to share, gives
us power and usefulness among
men. The greatest benefactors
o f the race have been men of
g r e a t sympathies. Lincoln's
“ Gettysburg Address” lives, not
because he spoke to the people
but because he spoke for them.
Fact is not cheap and insin
cere diplomacy th.it shuns issues
that should be faced; it is rather
an insight into human nature
which avoids needless controver
sies and meets all necessary
ones so open-mindedly, fairly
and wisely as to dispel any ill-
will in opponents.
Sympathy must be disting
uished from mere sentiment.
It should be severe when sever
ity is demanded but always have
faith that goodness is stronger
PROGRAM PLANNED FOR THE
The annual four-day encampment
of the Southern Oregon Soldiers’ and
Sailors’ Reunion association will be
held at the park at Rogue River,
September 6 to 9 inclusive. The pro
gram has been completed and indi
cates that the veterans will be given
an excellent time. Members of the
American Legion and Spanish War
veterans have been given a special
invitation, with their auxiliaries, to
Following is the complete pro
gram for the encampment.
Monday, Sept. 6.— Opening o f
Tuesday, 10:00 a. m.— Address o f
Welcome by Mayor H. W. Sparks of
Afternoon— Chester A. Arthur, W.
R. C.’s o f Medford will entertain.
Evening— W. H. Harrison W. R.
C.’s of Central Point will entertain.
Wednesday, 10:00 a. m.— Business
meeting and election o f officers.
Afternoon— Burnside W. R. C.’s
o f Ashland will entertain.
6:00 p. ____Salmon bake.
Evenin'»— Gen. Logan W. R. C.’s
o f Grants Pass will entertain.
THE CENTRAL POINT STATE BANK
The Central Point State Bank has
just passed its twentieth year as a
successful business institution. It
was organized and opened for busi
ness on the 21st day o f August, 1906,
with a capital stock of $10,000.00.
The deposits at the end of the first
year were $48,000. At the present
the capital surplus and undivided
profits are $35,000.00 and the de
posits total $283,000.00.
Owing to the conservative policies
o f its officers and directors, the bank
has enjoyed a very strong financial
position throughout the twenty years
o f its existence and today is acknowl
edged in financial circles as being
one o f the strong banks in the state.
Read the display ad on page five.
MEDFORD MAN REPORTS MANY
FISH IN RIVER
Medford, August 23. — Walter
representative o f local
sportsmen, who is giving a good
deal of his time in an effort to im
prove the fishing in the Rogue and
to get local sportsmen interested in
the project in a body, returned the
end of the week from the mouth of
“ There are lots o f fish in Rogue
River,” said Mr. Bowne yesterday.
“ I hooked 26 steelhead on Kendall
riffle, six miles above the mouth. I
released most of them. The river
is full of steelhead but as usual the
bigger one are not yet running,
those I hooked running true in
form and averaging a pound and a
half or two pounds. The big ones
run in June and October.”
While on his trip Mr. Bowne saw
E. F. Averill, state game warden,
who »old him that he had given or
ders for the fishway at Savage Rap
ids dam to be opened and water al
lowed to go over it at all hours to
provide proper conditions for fish
attempting to reach their spawning
grounds in the upper river. Due to
the recent rain the river has risen
several inches and a few fish have
been coming up.
The falls, below Galice is still a
serious obstruction, however, and the
four men who started work last
week are still working, deepening the
fishway around the falls with dyna
mite so that the thousands o f steel-
heads which are attempting the pres
ent impossible passage can make it.
At least 40 horses are expected
to compete in the running horse
racing, to be put on by the Jack-
son County Fair, Medford, Septem
ber 15 to 18, Secretary Brown an
In an effort to build up interest
in running horses, the management
has given the runners a prominent
place on the entertainment pro
gram. Invitations to race here have
been sent out to every stable in this
community, and r e c o r d-breaking
fields are expected to start in each
race. As an inducement to race here
the management is offering $ l,t0 0
There is no sport that furnishes
greater thrills than running horse
races, in the opinion of fair o ffic
ials. The “ sport of kings” is one
o f the oldest forms of entertainment
in the world, and it is flourishing
today more than it has ever in any
other year. Tracks are being built
and meets revived in all parts o f the
country and Cauada.
Races will be staged on four aft
ernoons, Wednesday, Thursday, Fri
day and Saturday. Entries will be
received until midnight the night
before the races are scheduled. The
list of officials, including presiding
judges, stewards, starter, clerk of
court, and assistants, will be an
nounced in a few days.
Entry blanks for the races can be
had at the secretary’s office on re
The state game commission is co
operating with local sportsmen in
this work and is furnishing over
half the money at present. It is an
ticipated that they will make an ap
propriation to cover the entire cost
and refund subscriptions to local
Local sportsmen are determined
to carry on a comprehensive pro
HOLE IN LAKE OF WOODS TO BE V I S I T O R S
gram to perpetuate the good fishing
which has been a feature o f the
Rogue river and which has brought
Hugh B. Rankin, supervisor of
Mrs. A. T. Lathrop has been en
many people to this vicinity in years
the Crater National Forest, who joying a visit the past week from
past. Business men of the city as
went to the Lake o f the Woods the Miss Esther Compton and mother,
well as those directly interested in
middle o f the week to investigate Mrs. Mary Compton, who were on
the fishing from a sporting point of
the fissures through which water their way from a visit in Berkeley,
view, are beginning to realize that
has been escaping in such an amount California, to their home in Milton,
it means something to them. Na
as to lower the lake an inch per day Oregon.
tional publicity has been received by
stated yesterday that steps would be
Mrs. Lathrop and Miss Compton
this section as the result o f the
taken at once to plug the crack with were both teachers in 1910-11 in
Thursday, 10:00 a. m.— Installa steelhead fishing and the opinion is
crushed rock and clay.
Columbia College, at Milton.
tion o f officers.
that conditions which are at present
“ That fissure has been there as
Several other persons in this com
Noon, 12:00 m.— Basket dinner. causing the deterioration o f the
long as you and I have been on munity claim a share of these peo
Afternoon, 2:00 p. m.— Judge C. sport and which have bee« bad for
earth,” asserted Mr. Rankin, “ but ple’s friendship.
M. Thomas will speak.
the lake has become low enough
several years, should be lectified as
In 1915-16 Miss Compton and
3:30 p. m.— American Legion.
this year, due to exceptionally small Mrs. Sheley taught in the same
as possible by concerted action
Evening— Daughters o f Veterans
rainfall, to expose i t There has al school at Umapine, Oregon, and Miss
by as great a number of residents
ways been that much water running Compton was Clarence’s teacher in
o f the community as possible.
Friday— Camp breaks.
out o f i t but it makes more o f a the sixth grade at that place.
difference this year, as there is less
Later, a few years before coming
The Rev. Dryer, o f Pacific Grove,
water coming into the lake."
to Central Point, Mr. and Mrs. J. each evening.
California, who with his wife, is
If the fissure is plugged the level M. Johnson lived in Milton and made
Horseshoe pitching and other old spending a feW days’ vacation in thil
o f the lake will be raised several the friendship o f these same people, fashioned games.
section, preached at the Federated
feet in normal years. There is no j where Mr. Johnson was presiding
Rules o f camp read every morning. church Sunday morning. Mr. Dryer
creek which forms 6 regular out elder and they were members o f the
There will be one watermelon day. is pastor o f the Congregational
let for the lake, the only time an Methodist church there.
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church in Pacific Grove. His talk
outlet is visible being in flood times,
Mias Compton was during that
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Anders o f Duns- was of interest and his service here
when the springs from the mountain ; time Perry Johnson’s sixth grade
muir, California, spent the week-end was appreciated.
snows are gushing more rapidly than j teacher.
in Central Point and Medford, visit
now, and are assisted by rainfall.—
On Wednesday Miss Compton, ing friends and relatives. They left
Archie ^uuwnberg and family of
S with her mother, the little Lathrop Sunday morning for Klamath Falli Portland, who have been visiting the
sisters and brothers, and Mrs. Sheley where they will make their home. Arnold family in Medford, were
The egg taking operation at the were dinner guests at the home o f j Mr. Anders was transferred from shaking hands with Central Point
Elk Creek fish hatchery is now in Mr. and Mrs. Johnson.
friends this morning.
Dunsmuir to that place.
They left Thursday morning by
full swing according to J. O. Isaac
berg is now employed in the Hazel
son, who with Mrs. Isaacson motored stage for Portland.
A Crater Lake National Park pro wood Bakery in Portland.
U. Flk Creek late Saturday after
gram was broadcast Friday evening
James Watkins has are pled a posi
A shower o f rain, following an ! over KGW, the Oregonian. It con
electrical storm, fell Wednesday eve sisted o f music by a concert trio, tion as manager o f the Southern
W. C. Pankey and family are here ning. It was needed, and was gen interspersed with instrumental solos Oregon Clay Products company. Jim
from Klamath Falls for a few days’ eral throughout this section. With and a talk. This talk was one of says he will be on the job from
visit with the parents. Mr. and Mrs. it came a much appreciated drop in the interesting aeries on the attrac eight te five and can toss horse shoes
tions o f Crater lake.
the rest o f the time.
GRANGE WILL GIVE SATURDAY
Sam’s Valley Grange will give a
dance' at the pavilion next Saturday
night, August 28, in the Williams
grove, just south o f the Sam’s Val
ley school house.
The ladies o f the Grange will serve
the supper for the dance and we
are assured of plenty of good eats.
Good music and a good time is as
sured for all.
E. C. FABER AT HOME
E. C. Faber returned from his trip
East Wednesday evening. He is
much enthused over the trip with the
Philadelphia. He says that was
somewhat of a disappointment in a
number o f ways. He has promised
us a more detailed account for next
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Scott, Mrs.
Guy Tex, Grandma Scott and little
Bobbie Wilcox were Sunday after
noon callers at the home o f Mr. and
Mrs. Will Hansen, of Medford.
Mrs. R. H. Paxson is leaving to
night on No. 16 for Missoula, Mon
tana, where she expects to spend a
month with her sister, Mrs. S. Pax-
The Ladies’ Circle of the Christ
ian church met last Friday after
noon at the home o f Miss Mary Mee.
A very interesting business meeting,
as well a* a social time, was enjoyed.
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Love have en
joyed the visit o f Mr. and Mrs. R.
M. .Smith o f I/os Angeles who are
en route north.
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Kindle and
Mrs. James Ross returned Sunday
afternoon from a trip to Eugene to
attend the “ Trail to Rail” celebra
tion. They also visited in Portland.
Frank Cime was a business visi
tor in Klamath Falls Saturday.