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OF SAMS VALLEY
H O LD S
IN T E R E S T IN G M E E T IN G
Ready for Election
In terestin g
N ew .
N o te .
o f H a p p e n in g , and D o in g : in
T e r rito ry
A d ja ce n t.
The Sams Valley grange held a
very interesting meeting on Saturday
afternoon, having a large dinner at
noon and a social time before the
It was voted to
have a special meeting on Tuesday
evening for the initiation of the
Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Gray and Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Hittle
all residents o f Gold Hill and Miss
Aletha Gray o f Medford were initia
ted. All proclaimed the work beau
tiful and more especially the tableaus
superintended by Mrs. Dick Straus,
and active member o f the grange
here, and also lecturer o f the Jack-
son County Pomona Grange.
Many o f our members hope to
attend the Pomona grange meeting
at Wimer, October 23. t is to be en
tertained by the Enterprise grange
o f that community.
All the eligible voters o f the
grange are preparing for election.
Of course, there being so many
young members in our grange who
can not vote, we do not devote much
time in that direction.
Here in the grange on all sides we
hear nothing but praise for the Cen
tral Point American. It certainly is
a dandy little paper and more o f our
people patronize it every day.
Pupils attending the new normal
at Ashland from our community are
The Johnson brothers report a
steadily increasing business at their
new garage on Main street.
Preparations are bing made for
the installing o f a new steam heat
ing plant in our school house.
Miss Naomi Magruder spent the
week-end with her parents. She is
delighted with the new normal
school and is enjoying her work
there very much.
A fter the initiatory work in the
grange Tuesday evening a delightful
lunch wa? served by the ladies and
part o f the gentlemen washed the
dishes, but all who were asked too
would not take part in this gentle
pastime. All departed, declaring it
had been a very enjoyable evening.
Our next regular meeting will be
held Saturday evening, October 16.
We hope to have as many members
present as possible.
N E W S N O T E S FRO M SA M S V A L
L E Y H IG H SC H O O L
The Sams Valley student body had
its first meeting o f the year Wednes
day morning, October 6. The follow
ing officers presiding: Jerome Fitz
gerald, president; Linnie Morgan,
vice president; Catherine Roger, sec
retary: Frances Wilson, treasurer:
Basil Bigham, custodian. We admit
ted the freshman into the student
body and we are now preparing to
initiate them. They are rathe- green
yet and tremble everytime we talk
Baskethall is the main sport in the
school here n ow and we are going
into it in full force, hoping that we
will win at least one game this year
Miss Leona Milkowski and Arthur
Straus entered high school here a
week ago. Leona had bean attending
P O IN T ,
JACK SO N ,
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C O U N T Y , O R E G O N , F R ID A Y , O C T O B e r, 15. 1926
JA C K S O N S H A R E O F O-C
R E F U N D IS $ 1 .1 5 2 ,5 4 3 .2 2
Assessor*» O f fic e C om piles Figures
fo r F ederal A p p rov a l— D ivision
o f Fund A n n ou n ced — A p p o r
tioned to S ch ool D istricts.
Jackson county will receive $1,-
152,543.22 from the O. & C. land
grant tax relief measure, provided
the figures just completed by Coun
ty Assessor J. B. Coleman are ac
cepted by the government, and they
no doubt will be, as Assessor Cole
man has spent several weeks extend
ing the tax and has been exceedingly
This amount is for the 10-year
period, from 1916 to 1926, as pro
vided in the bill, and the county
will share in the $500,000 a year
provided in the bill, beginning with
When the bill was pending it was
figured this county would receive
about $800,000 from the initial pay
The bill provides that each county
is to be paid when the tax claimed is
verified by the government.
The amount the county is to re
ceive will be dividede as follows:
County general fund, $874,734.13.
Special school district fund, $206,-
Special road fund, $70,937.18.
City of Jacksonville, $81.39.
The money to be distributed in the
school and road districts will be ac
cording to special levies in the dis
tricts having O. &. C. lands within
The school districts not receiving
any funds are numbers 6, 29, 49, 69,
99 and 100. O f these Medford, No.
49, will not receive any benefits at
all. District No. 5, in which Ashland
is included, will receive $2,458.18.
The district receiving the largest
amount is Butte Falls, No. 91, which
receives $34,256.00. Wimer, No. 62,
is next with $33,687.38.
Dstrict No. 7, Neil Creek, receives
the smallest amount, $4.31, No. 7, on
Rogue river, north o f Eagle Point,
next lowest, $9.38.
The amount allowed to the city o f
Jacksonville is for a 40 acre tract o f
O. & C. lands, located in the city
and it is the only city in the county
having these grant lands within its
$ 5 0 .0 0 0
H IG H
SC H O O L T O
BE D E D IC A T E D
Building at $50,000
Parents and T each ers will be G iven
R ecep tion This F riday E ven
ing— P u blic Invited.
Dedication o f the Central Point
high school will be held in the assem
bly hall Friday evening, October 15,
1926, at 7:30 p. m., followed by a
reception to the teachers and new
members o f the Parent-Teachers’
The following program has been
Community sing, led by Miss
Dedication address, Supt. Geo. A.
Brisco, o f Ashalnd.
Presentation o f
Relief Corps. "
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C H U R C H E N T E R T A IN T E A C H E R S
M em bers o f U nion Church H old M eet
ing fo r O ld and N ew Teachers
A very enjoyable program and en
tertainment was given at the Pres
byterian church last Friday night in
honor o f the new and old teachers
of the Central Point schools. About
sixty-five people were present to en
joy the program given, by members
o f the church.
The program giv^n was as folows:
Song by the congregation, followed
by a prayer by Rev. Johnson.
violin solo appreciated by all was
rendered by Miss Mildred Burger,
assisted at the piano by Mrs. Jones.
Miss Elizabeth Scott delighted the
audience with a very enjoyable piano
A vocal solo was given by
Maurice Richardson, assisted at the
piano by Mrs. Sheley. The address
of welcome to the teachers was given
by Rev Johnson of the church and
the response responded to by Prof
essor Jewett o f the schools..
Following the exercises held in
the upper part o f the church an en
tertainment was given in the base
ment o f the church by the Royal
daughters o f the Presbyterian church
Sunday school, consisting of old fable
songs and rhymes. Those who took
part in this were Amy Johnson, Ruth
Webster, Jeannette Trill and Wy-
vette Webster. Perry Johnson gave
an interesting reading. Mrs. Burger
entertained the young and old during
the luncheon with several interesting
games. Following the close o f the
entertainments, members of the
church served cake, coffe and sand
A very enjoyable time was report
ed by those who were in attendance.
Speach of acceptance, H. P. Jew
ett, principal o f Central Point high
National anthem, sung by all.
splendid program of vocal and
piano selections have ben arranged.
A fter the reception an inspection
tour o f the new building will be in
order and refreshments will be
The program is under the auspices
o f the Parent-Teachers’ association.
R A N C H SO LD IN E A G L E PT. A R E A
A cordial invitation is extended to
C row d H ears Candidata
G ov ern or Speak.
Several from Central Point heard
Senator L L. Patterson talk at 'the
armory in Medford Monday night.
It was the opening o f the campaign
for the Republicans and a good
sized crowd turned out to hear the
speakers. Senator Patterson is the
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Davisson and republican candidate for governor of
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Richardson Oregon, he is not an orator o f na
spent Sunday afternoon visiting in tional reputation, but, rather a farm
er and genuine Oregonain. At farm
ing and in busines he has been very
school in Medford before transfer successful and proposes to attend to
ring to this school.
the affairs o f state in the same busi
We have five pupils in the senior | ness-like manner. Senator Patterson
class this year and all have high • is one o f the best known legislatures
hopes o f graduating. They have elect- | in our state, and if he has an enemy
ed the following officers: President, j living, no one has eyer heard o f . i t
Catherine Kog r; Secretary, Mary He is as honest as Abe, as square
West; Treasurer, Geneiva Glass.*
as a die and has made no political
The Junior class officers are: ; promises or pledges to any office
President, Frances Wilson; vice presi seekers.
dent, Paul Schultz; Secretary, Donna
McDonough; T r e a s u r e r , Elwood
H A S B IR T H D A Y P A R T Y
The other classes have not as yet L ittle T ot« E n joy H ospitality o f
made known their officers.
L ittlo Girls B irthday.
Our principal had a very bad ac-
cient happen to his fliffer the last } Little Miss Grace Hermanson
day the wind blew so hard. He was celebrated her eleventh birthday on
homeward bound when the wind October 11, with a party. Many o f
came along and very nicely lifted the her young friends were in attendance
top from his car. And the next day and greatly enjoyed a few hours after
It rained. We hope he will do better school at the A. E. Hermanson
A peanut hunt resulted in
The members o f the freshman class Lotus Hesslegrave getting the prize.
are as follows: Glenn Holts, Arthur Games and refreshments were en
Straus, Stephen Wilson, James Mc joyed.
The birthday party was
Donough. Juanita West and James planned on Halloween lines. Those
Vincent. The sophomores are: Gladys present were:
Schultz, WilLma Fitzgerald. Eunice
Grace Hermanson. Wylamae Park
Glass. Harold Sims and Leona Mil er, Geraldine Jones, Vivian Jones,
Lotus Hess'.egrave, Nellie Richer,
Just now the student body is work- Mary Jane Bowman, Mary Jane
inp for a new basketball gymnasium. Bee bee, Geraldine Hermanson. Jean
We have tried several times before Hermanson, Toshika Takao, Mrs. Le
and failed but, “ if at First you don’t land Jacobs and daughter Barbara
succeed, try, try again,’’ is our motto Lee and Mrs. M. M Morris of Med
so ws are trying again this year.
G rants Pass D istrict Man Purchases
4 00 A cres o f Land.
Eagle Point, Oct. 13.— Eagle Point
district is to have a new settler for
400 acres o f the W. M. Jones ranch.
Mr. Jones has sold 400 acres to Mr.
Lindsey o f the Grants Pass district.
Mr. Lindsey and his sons will take
possession in a short time and will
further develop this splendid ranch.
Mr. Jones holds a large tract o f the
ranch, nearly as many acres as he
sold and will have ample room for
his stock cattle on this fine irrigated
meadow and pasture.
8 7 0 -L B .
C entral P oin t D istrict Raises Large
What is said to be a record weight
for a hog was reported by Frank
Zuccala, in the city Wednesday from
the Central Point district, where he
fattened the porker to 870 pounds
for the meat market in that city,
which purchased it this week. Mr.
Zuccala, who is a farmer o f many
years’ standing, claims he has de
veloped a process whereby any
healthy pig can be made to put on
C om m ands
The newspaper with editorial o£in-
ons, expressed frankly and without
bias and yet indifferent to the limit
ed vision o f critics, is the newspaper j
that commands respect and careful
consideration. Often it is disagreed
with, but it is never regarded with
contempt by a business or profes
sional man whose opinion is worth
having. The unplaced editor is the
one with a jellyfish vertebrae where
his backbone is expected to bb. And,
ton, there are public officials like
unto the nonoffending editor and in
whose jurisdiction law-enforcement
ia a negligible quantity.— Conway,
(A rk.) News.
George Fox, local real estate deal
er spent Tu«.-day in Medford.
WHERE LIVING IS
A BIG PLEASURE
JA C K S O N
S E T T L E R S IN D U C E M E N T.
Living Is Two-Fold
E very O pp ortu n ity
H ere Exists fo r
a C on ten ted H om e, W ith G ood
Health a Prim e F a ctor.
Two things only loom large in life.
One is good health, and the other is
a happy home. Yet tens o f thousands
have poor health, and just as many
are dissatisfied with their homes. To
have good health, you must live
where the climate is ideal, where the
air is sweet and where the water is
And to have a happy home,
you must locate where the scenery is
lovely, where Nature shows her finest
handiwork, and where it is a never-
ending joy just to look at the mount
ains, the stately forest, the running
rivers and the fertile valleys.
Both good health and a happy
home go together when you locate
where the people are glad to have
you come and live aiming, their,
whiie Inere are many ways to make
a good living, where your children
can be educated in progressive
schools ,and where the whole environ
ment contributes to the pursuit of
Everywhere in this country are
found many people who live where
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Aurora, Ore., Oct. 11, 1926
Mr. Paul Robinson,
Central Point, Oregon.
Dear Mr. Robinson.
Received copy o f Central Point
American. I congratulate you on the
appearance o f the paper and feel
assured the citizens will appreciate
. . in the start . . the boost you will
give them, but they forget that part
right soon, do they not?
With best regards,
GEO. E. KNAPP,
Editor Aurora Observer.
Oregon City, Ore., Oct. 11, 1926
Mr. Paul Robinson, Editor,
Central Point, Oregon.
I have learned that you have
finally landed in Central Point and
have received a copy o f your news
paper. I had lost track o f you as you
moved from Aurora to Vernonia and
back to southern Oregon, but I
assume that you wanted to be a little
closer to your mining interests in the
Gold Hill section.
When you get time I wish you
would write me concerning the re
ports you receive with reference to
the so-called Housewives’ Council
Constitutional Amendment, to which
I am v ery much opposed.
If there ie anything we car. do for
you down there p lease do not fail
to let us know. I hope you will be
very successful, as you have in other
Oregon towns where you have been
in the publishing business.
E. E. RRODIE,
Oregon City Enterprise.
Thanks, Mr. Brodie, and Concern
ing this ao-ealled Housewives’ Coun
cil Amendment, so far I have found
everyone here, that I have talked
with on the xuhjeet. are just like you,
very emphatically opposed to it.
They will vote “ no” in southern Ore