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C E N T R A L POINT A M ERIC AN
CENTRAL POINT AMERICAN
An Independent Wee kly Paper Published at Central Point, O re go n , and
Entered Thursday o f each week in the P o a t o ffice th ere of a* S e co n d Class
JOHN B. SHELEY ami NETTIE B. SHELEY, Editors
CLARENCE SHELEY, Business Manager
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T H U R S D A Y , S E P T E M B E R 23, 1926
Old-time Hood River residents say
the crop of acorns was never heavier
than this year.
Harvest of the Tokay grape crop
In Josephine county has started. It
Is estimated 20 cars will be shipped.
William P. Ellis, attorney for the
public service commission for more
than 12 years, has resigned, effective
When Mrs W. J. Perry of Bend
opened the end of an unusually large
egg. she found inside an egg of aver
A prune drier owned by Hugh Guth
rie and located 314 miles south of
Sheridan was destroyed by fire with a
loss of about $12,000.
With the biggest agricultural and
livestock exhibit In Its history, the
fifth annual Klamath county fair open
ed at Klamath Palls.
William R. Estes, prominent hard
ware merchant of Oregon City, was
killed at his place of business by the
explosion of an air tank.
The state irrigation securities com
mission certified to $140.000 of bonds
issued by the Medford irrigation dis
trict for development purposes.
A contract for the construction of
a new Baptist church building at Cot
tage Grove has been let to H. E. Wild
er, Eugene, at a price of $17,827.
The Cectllan club and the Royal
Troubadours, high school social organ
izations were ordered disbanded by
directors of the Salem school district.
The aggregate cost of operating the
Salem public schools during the com
ing school year has been fixed at
$344,877, according to a tentative bud
U bolt of lightning shattered the
telephone in Anton Mallar’s lunch
room In Sandy and stunned Jack
Barnett of Sandy who was sitting at
a nearby table.
Pour forest fires were reported from
the vicinity of Three Creeks butte,
northwest of Bend, leading forest of
ficials to believe that these fires were
of Incendiary origin.
Mrs. Myrtle Williams, 21. of The
Dalles, who was injured when an auto
driven by Gerald Wilcox of Antelope
struck the horse she was riding near
Criterion, died at Maupin.
Albany will hold a special election
November 2 to vote on the question
of repealing the tax limitation clause
In its city charter restricting Its gen
eral fund budget to 8 mills.
Transfer of the budget-making pow
er of the state to the governor, and
making him fully responsible, Is pro
posed by I. L. Patterson, republican
nominee for the governorship.
Pat McGinnis, who was found dead
in a cabin In an Isolated district 14
miles from Baker, was murdered, ac
cording to a coroner's Jury verdict.
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No clew to the slayer has been found.
For their heroic work in battling a
forest fire on the shores of Pamelia
lake. In the Santlam national forest
in August, lone and Iris Hewitt of
Sherwood, have been thanked by for
A $30,000 hotel, six stories high,
100x112 feet, containing 125 rooms,
will be constructed in Baker within
the next year, It was announced by
representatives of a group of east
The state game commission has cre
ated a 2500-acre game preserve at Al
ford station, north of Harrisburg, on
the Pacific highway. Chinese pheas
ants will be liberated on the new
refuge this fall.
Miss Ella Nolan, 43, of lone, com
mitted suicide at the eastern Oregon
state hospital at Pendleton. Remov
ing the drawstring from her skirt and
tying It to a heating pipe in her room,
she hung herself.
The Rainier Pish company shipped
two carloads of the fall catch of sal
mon to New York Sunday and another
carload was shipped to Boston Wed
nesday. The gillnetters. trappers and
seiners report heavy catches.
Mining excitement is running high
in Wallowa cuunty following the dis
covery of a vein containing gold, all
ver and copper on Lick creek, near
Enterprise, which rough assays indi
cate will run $100 to the ton.
The University of Oregon has re
ceived permission to establish an ex
tension course in the Salem high
school building during the coming
year. The course will feature liter
ature, health, education and similar
The largest timber deal made at
Marshfield In years was completed be
tween the Western White Cedar com
pany and the Stout Lumber company,
involving delivery of 40,000,000 feet of
white cedar logs to the Western White
Cedar company within the next two
T H U R S D A Y , S E P T E M B E R 23, 1 9 2 «
beaches In Curry county. Under the
tejms of the contract the state la to
receive 7V4 Per cent of any gold that
may be extracted from the sands.
Inspectors of the Northwest Dried
Fruit PackiDg association have sent
out word that prunes in many sec
tions c? th-3 Willamette valley are
turning black at the pits, and suggests
that drying be atopped. according to
word received by J. O. Holt, manager
of the Eugene Fruit Growers' associa
The Inman Lumber & Development
company, Incorporated to carry on
business at Port Orford, where it has
taken a 50-year lease upon the wharf
of the port of Port Orford, has started
a crew of men to work preparing a
camp at the proposed location of its
first dam at the mouth of Rock creek,
a tributary of Elk river.
Despite the heavy prune losses In
Marion county, due to rains, the pack
will be normal, according to W. F.
Drager, Salem prune packer. Mr Drag-
er estimated the pack for the district
at between 60,000,000 and 70,000,000
pounds of the pack already has been
sold or is under contract.
September 23 is the last day on
which the secretary of state Is author
ized to receive arguments and photo
graphic cuts for publication in the
voters’ pamphlet for the November
election, according to announcement
at the state department. Printing of
the pamphlets will get under way by
September 28, the secretary of state
said. Approximately 280,000 of these
pamphlets will be printed.
Tracts of valuable timber land ag
gregating 18,616 acres In all have been
added to Whitman national forest in
Oregon by executive proclamation is
sued by President Coolidge. The addi
tions to the forest, all of which were
made from public land acreage now
under control of the department of
the Interior, includes timber in Grant,
Union and Baker counties abutting the
Work on the Improvement of the
channel and bar of Tillamook bay Is
about to begin, the powerful 20-lnch
suction dredge Natoina, owned by the
Port of Astoria, with pontoons, pipe
and all necessary equipment, having
arrived at Garibaldi.
Just as It completed a jump of 15
feet from the ground to the limb of a
pine tree, a cougar weighing 130
pounds, one of the largest reported
slain for some time, was killed in the
headwaters of Evans creek, near Salt
creek, by W. Martineau of Gold Hill.
A second petition for rehearing of
the cases of James Willos and Ells
worth Kelly, convicts, who sre under
death sentence for the part they play
ed in the break at the state peniten
tiary August 12, 1925, was filed In the
state supreme court by defense at
The Silver Creek Placer corporation
of Merlin. Josephine county, has filed
application with the state engineer j
covering the appropriation of water j
from Silver. Rawhide, Little Rawhide
and Lake creeks for mining purposes.
The cost of the development was esti
mated at $10,000.
One thousand dollars In transporta
tion money was appropriated by the
Oregon State Pair board to guarantee
the attendance of approximately a
dozen uniformed drum corps and
bands on American legion and Roost
er day at the state fair at Salem.
Friday. October 1.
Hay from only two counties in Ore
gon—Malheur and Baker—was consid
ered In connection wtlh plans for a
quarantine on hay shipments from cer
tain counties in Oregon. Idaho. Cali
fornia, Wyoming, Colorado and Neva
da. to prevent entry Into Montana of
the alfalfa weevil, it is said.
The first arrest in the campaign of
the Douglas fire patrol against in- i
cendiariea. who were said to be re
sponsible for the heavy forest fire j
losses of the last year, was made when :
Floyd Finley of Elkton was brought to j
Rose burg charged with setting out
numerous fires near hta home.
The state land board has authorised !
Gus C. Moser. Portland attorney, and ;
Charles Hall of Marshfield, to extract
gold from black sands along the
present borders of the park on three F o r Ren t— 3 -r o o m house with water
Mrs. C. E.
Lightning at Woodburn killed Edith. Lamb, Cantral Point.
16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pokorny.
and Stella. 33, sister of Mr. Pokorny.
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Two other daughters, Elsie, 14, and
Antoinette, also were struck, Elsie be
ing burned from the knees down, and
Antoinette with left foot burned. The
girls had been picking cucumbers on
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The state highway commission re
fused to approve the boundaries of the
proposed Falls Clty-SUetz-Newport
road improvement district. The pur
pose of the district was to construct
a highway from Falls City to Newport,
via Siletz and Valsetz. The proposed
road would shorten materially the dis
tance between Willamette valley
points and the coast. Refusal of the
highway commission to approve the
proposed boundaries of the district
was based on protests received from
Lincoln county officials.
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