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CENTRAL POINT MAN WRITES OF
INTERESTING PLACES VISITED
ON TRIP TO EASTERN STAES.
Partly to square myself with our
editor, having failed in my promise
to write of my observations while
on my trip in the east, and think
ing that some of the readers of the
Central Point American might be
interested sufficiently to visit the
Sesqui Centennial, I v will endeavor
to say a few things concerning ray
trip after crossing the Ohio River,
which seemed more beautiful than
ever, due to the fact that the Federal
government constructed locks almost
every five miles thus providing suf
ficient depth of water to float boats
and especially coal barges during the
summer season. The Ohio River at
present has a uniform depth of about
15 feet, running smoothly but not
swiftly, just right for row boats and
other pleasure craft.
Leaving smoking Pittsburg and
traveling east on the Pennsylvania
road I noted that there are four
tracks, two for the freight trains and
two for passenger trains and for
this reason the Pennsylvania system
is a safe road, accidents seldom oc
Crossing the Blue Ridge moun
tains, I noticed that the trees are
small, probably second growth and
appeared greener than our trees in
Oregon. Several ranger stations are
located in this forest and I also not
iced regulations tacked up warning
hunters to put out fires.
The prettiest scenery we observe
in descending the mountains, and
view Altoona in the distance. Here
we pass around the Horseshoe bend,
and see three beautiful bodies of
water; they might be called lakes but
lack size to give them this classifi
cation. These miniature lakes are
part o f the water system of Altoona;
the distinguishing feature is that the
lakes are at different elevations, with
a fall o f about 25 feet between them.
Altoona is a typical railroad town,
more than a division point, the Penn
sylvania system virtually owns and
controls the city.
From Pittsburg east, there is
hardly anything to be seen except
coal mines and loaded coal cars, but
this changes when we reach Lan
caster county, which seems a garden
spot on a large scale.
Lancaster county is thd“ second
richest farming district in the United
States, Orange county, California,
being first. I have long wondered
why this should be the case, but
found out the reason at a glance.
The soil is similar to our red Tolo
loam which we think is the ideal
grape land, and in addition to this,
it has a mixture o f lime rock. The
farmers o f course are thrifty, keep
everything under rover during the
winter season. Seeing many large
pits o f lime stone, upon inquiry we
learned that during the slack season
of the year the farmers o f a neigh
borhood gather together and. using
their tractors for power, crush the
rock for fertilizer.
Iowa indeed has fine crops, but
Lancaster county has equally fine
corn and being close to the centers
of population they receive a much
better price; however the grain is
practically all fed to the cattle and
hogs, which bring Chicago price plus
the freight and usually a premium
in add;tion. The most valuable farm
crop however is ‘ obacco, which teem
ed to grow much larger than any I
had ever seen; the stalks were prob
ably five feet tall and leaves as
large or larger than Otto Bohnert’s
famous rhubarb, the leaves seemed
to be a yard long. Cured tobacco
sells at fifteen to twenty-five cents
Arriving at Philadelphia, our
rooms having been engaged, within
two hours r e were on the cats see
ing the sights o f the city and circled
around the Sesqui grounds. The
main object to be seen at night, ia
the large Liberty Bell erected, and
suspended from an arch over the
main street leading to the grounds.
It ia made dp o f thousands o f
electrical bulbs and when lighted it
N U M B E R 21
T H U R S D A Y , S E P T E M B E R 9. 1926
IN M E M O R Y
Mrs. Anna Olsson was born in
Sweden, March 11, 1859 and died
September 4, 1926, at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. Tom Pankey.
The funeral services were held on
Monday afternoon at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Pankey.
The services were conducted by
Mrs. Florence Gofiue. Christian
Science Reader. Mrs. Olsson had
been a believer in the Christian
Science faith for a number o f years.
A ladies’ quartette composed of Mrs.
Grimes, Mrs. Wyatt, Mrs. Tex and
Mrs. Strohmeier sang beautifully two
Mrs. Olsson came to Central Point
in 1889 and she has many friends
here who will recall pleasant associa
tions and kindnesses shown them by
her in years past.
The following children are left to
mourn their loss: J. L. and A. P.
Olsson, o f Portland; Mrs. Julia Mul
ler, o f Eugene; Mrs. Mary Merrell,
of Bridgeport, Nebraska and Mrs.
Betta Pankey, o f Central Point.
There are 14 grandchildren who sur
Floral offerings were many and
Burial was made in the Central
can be seen for several miles.
The following morning we easily
found our way to the entrance and
by evening were a tiled group of
people. The feature that presented
itself at once was the unprepared
ness of the entire undertaking. One
year ago the ground, now embraced
in the “ Sesqui,” was a swamp and
the work of filling in as well as
the erection of the buildings proved
a greater task than anticipated. At
all hours of the night large trucks
are transporting rock and dirt ob
tained from the excavation for the
new subway under Broad street to
the Centennial grounds. Another
reason for the delay in the work is
that the city is divided into factions,
and every question is debated. The
main subjects are religion and poli
tics. As a result of so much dis
cussion, the management o f the
Centennial are short o f funds, the
workmen were unpaid and quit their
jobs; however there were some
negroes at work, usually in crews
o f ten to twelve but generally only
one working at a time. *
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One o f the newspapers o f the city
Elizabeth Sonthwell invited sev
admitted that the Centennial was
owing $3,700,000 for labor and was, eral o f her girl friends to her home
agitating for an additional loan of Wednesday evening to halp her cel
five million to complete the job. ebrate her thirteenth birthday.
The evening was spent playing
There are only a few "of the states
that are participating and these only games. A delicious lunch was serv
in a limited way. The states having ed before the guests departed.
Those present were the Misses
separate buildings are Pennsylvania,
Ohio, Massachusetts and a few Jeanette Trill, Geraldine Tex, Eliz
others. However there are exhibits abeth Scott, Betty Hanson and Ruth
from many other states.
There are two main buildings, one
housing the exhibits o f the Federal
J. W. Cozad an
government, such as the model post-
office, also foreign exhibits; the sec nounce the birth jot a daughter, on
ond contains the industrial displays, Sunday, September 16.
Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Williams, of
farm products, manufactured goods,
Oregon, send word o f the
some o f whiril are on sale.
Anyone who h a s attended a birth o f a son within the last few
world’s fair, or a state fair, is nat days. Mrs. Williams is a daughter
urally disappointed at the incom o f Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Johnson.
pleteness of the affair, as this lat
Hansena Rodschou, who was born
ter building is only three-fourths oc
cupied and with machinery and mer in Denmark on October 9th, 1840,
chandise not in any sense new or died at Malin, Oregon, on Monday,
September 6th. Her body will be
buried in the Central Point cemetery
One exhibit which appealed to
tomorrow (Friday) morning at 10:30
many was from Los Angeles county;
o ’clock. Rev. J. M. Johnson o f the
their plan to attract crowds to their
Federated church will have charge
booth was to give two or three musi
o f the services which will be con
cal selections by a Mexican jazz or
ducted at the cemetery.
chestra or one or two vocal solos,
and then disappear.
Mrs. Lucinda Guy of Portland,
Arkansas had a very creditable sister of W. C. Leever is here this
exhibition o f their products and week visiting at his home. Before
aluminum was the most interesting. coming here Mrs. Guy was visiting
That state produces 75 per cent of her 3ister Mrs. Magee, o f Klamath
all the aluminum of the world.
The stadium seating 45,000 peo
ple was only one-third full the eve
John Blackford, who lives in the
ning wp attended the play entitled j Willow Springs neighborhood, is a
“ Freedom.” It might be termed a new reader o f the American this
spectacle, and is really worth while. week. John will be a senior this
Twenty-five hundred people partic year in our high school which class
ipate, this includes men and women will have the honor o f being the first
singers, soldiers representing differ to graduate from the new building.
ent governments and several bands,
one being Sousa's.
Little Donald Nichols, who was re
The play portrays the growth of ported ill in last week’s paper, is
“ Freedom” from the time o f the not improved. The trouble has de
stone age up to the present age, and veloped into enlarged glands o f the
is depicted in twenty-five scenes or neck, and his temperature is above
episodes, the more thrilling one is normal. Dr. Sweeney is caring for
a re-enactment o f the battles o f Lex him.
ington and Concord; the roar of
Mrs. Robert E. Hopkins o f Port
musketry was sufficient to cause all
land and Mrs. Lester Bodenhamer,
o f us to cheer the Minute men.
The signing o f the Declaration of o f Medford are here this week visit
Independence, Valley Forge. York- ing at the home o f their father, L.
town, and the Triumphant Journey L. Damon. Mr. Bodenhamer haa
o f Gen. Washington from ML Ver taken charge o f a bakery at Mash-
non to New York, were all most in field and expects to move there next
teresting scenes. The final episode week.
was the march o f the Allied nations
Among those who attended the
and the blending o f the states in a
Oregon Soldiers and Sail
ors Reunion asso^ation at Rogue
In a final tour over the city of
River were Mrs. E. E. Gleason, Mrs.
Philadelphia we located the most in
Rostel and Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Rich
teresting objects o f all. the real "Lib
erty Bell” in the old state house.
Carpenters hall, the old Congress sacred shrine, while in the Sesqui
hall and others where the events o f grounds practically everything is an
1776 actually occurred. For several exact reproduction.
blocks on Chestnut street these in
A trip to the “ Sesqui Centennial”
teresting buildings are partly hidden i should include a trip U> ML Vernon
h” the new stately structures o f the and a visit at Washington.
Here indeed is the
— E. C. Faber
“DOGDOM” MAGAZINE FEATURES
BILLY SALADE, OF CENTRAL
POINT AND HIS DOG “BODAR.”
In a recent issue o f the magazine,
“ Dogdom,” published by F. E. Bech-
mann. Battle Creek, Michigan, we
find the picture which we attempted
to describe some weeks Ago in the
American. We are now supplied with
the cut for the picture which we are
This variety of hunting dog is
becoming very popular and is being
used extensively in western Kansas
and eastern Colorado in hunting
coyotes and wolves. They are swift,
strong and courageous and one dog
alone can catch and kill a coyote.
In that country they are considered
very valuable on that account, some
men making a nice income from the
furs and bounties of the coyote.
"Dogdom” has the following to
say: “ At his country home at Cen
tral Point, Oregon, Louis A. Salade,
Jr., always keeps a few nice Russian
wolfhounds, which he finds very use
ful for hunting in that country.”
The atractive snapshot reproduced
in this issue shows young Billy
Salade and the fine wolfhound, or
Borzoi, “ Bodar.”
HOME FOLKS HERE
P. T. A. T O M E E T
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Curry and
family have recently arrived here by
auto from Norton, Kansas, and will
make their home here or in Medford,
where they are now visiting rela
Though Allen is a few years our
junior we have many friends in com
mon and we know very well his par
ents, brothers and sisters, also his
uncle, who was once our well-be
loved school master.
Our hearts are made happy to have
these good people in our midst as
they were born and raised in the
same town in which both ourself and
Mrs. Sheley grew up.
Word from the P. T. A. presi
dent, Mrs. C. E. Bolds, announces
the first meeting o f the year to be
held at the gymnasium, Monday aft
ernoon at 3 :30 o’clock. The date
is September 13.
A cordial and
urgent invitation to parents, teach
ers, and friends, is extended.
A membership drive is to be car
ried out later.
Jerome Trill has left for Port
land where he will meet his mother
and go with her to Ranier, Oregon,
where he will be in school and Mrs.
Trill will teach.
The Mt. Pitt Rebekah Lodge, No.
Mrs. Guy Tex and Mrs. Ellis 167 had the honor of entertaining
Clark drove to Grants Pass today their president. Miss Sexton, last Sat
on a business trip.
urday night. All report a very en
All of the children of Mrs. Anna
Olsson were present at the time of
Mr. and Mrs. George Wallace and
her death, except Mrs. Julia Muller, Miss Imogens Wallace were dinner
o f Eugene.
guests at the L. L. Noroross home
on the boulevard in Ashland.
Follow the cr o w d to the O ld -Tim e
Donee Friday at Central P o in t: Sat
W. W. Pater o f Klamath Falls re
urday at Jackson
Springs— turned home Thursday after spend
T u c k e r ’ s Ashland Orchestra.
ing the week at the Jesse Richardson
Miss Lucille Myers is leaving to
night f o r
Sanford Richardson who has been
where she is employed as a teacher. working at Klamath Falls this sum
Miss Myers has spent the summer mer visited his parents this week,
at Crater Lake and with her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. Richardson.
Mrs. Cummings and son Donald,
A fine baby girl was born to Mr.
from Eugene, Oregon, were visiting
and Mrs. Jewett Tuesday night of
relatives in Central Point the past
this week. Now we know why H.
P. was stepping so high when he
came up town Wednesday morning.
Miss Dorothy Jones entertained
fourteen girls at her home Wednes
The I. O. O. F. lodges o f Southern
day afternoon, the occasion being
Oregon will hold an all-day picnic
Dorothy’s 12th birthday.
in the park at Ashland Sunday. At
noon a big basket dinner will be
Mrs. B. J. Harrison formerly Miss
served and a program will follow
Josephine Thompson, was visiting in
for the afternoon's entertainment.
Central Point last week. Mrs. Har-
| rison's home is now in Berkeley,
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Weleh and
daughter Mrs. Albert Fisher, and her
son Kenneth Fisher, made a brief,
Miss Amy Johnson presented our
though most pleasant visit with the , home with a sack o f delicious home
J. E. Weaver family Wednesday. The grown tomatoes.
They tasted the
party were enroute to Haines, Ore , best o f any we have had this season.
gon, from Los Angeles, Cal., and
former neighbors o f the
Miss Christina Richardson was
home from Portland over the week
end to visit her parents, Mr. and
J. L. Beatty o f Cottage Grove ia Mrs. Jesse Richardson.
visiting Geo. Wallace and family and
attending to business in Medford.
Mr. Arlie Thompson went to work
at Crater Lake last Thursday.
Miss Florence Hamrick visited a
couple o f days last week with rela
A. H. Webster and family spent
tives in Portland.
»y in Roseburg.