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IN T H E L A N D
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P O IN T O F B U S Y
[JACKSON C O U N TY
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VOLUM E 2
C E N T R A L POINT,
Medford and Aihland Chamber» and
Council» Work Hard For Re-
Moval of County Seat.
Some time early in the year of
1925 the county court worried by
the lack o f fire protection fo r the
valuable records o f the county, and
by the large expense to wich the tax
payers o f the county were being
put, such as jurors, witnesses, county
officials, etc., in order to transact
county business, announced through
the press that they contemplated re
pairs to the present structure.
Citiaen» Take Action.
This notice caused considerable
discussion all over the county and a
large number o f the people expressed
the idea that the proposed repairs
would not ony cost between $30,-
000 and $40,000 but when completed
would not furnish proper protection
fo r the county records and would not
provide adequate quarters fo r the
growing business of the countv. in
a few years it would be imperative
to erect a new courthouse, in which
case the proposed expenses fo r addi
tions, although admittedly impera
tive, would necessarily result in a
complete loss o f that much money.
Ashland Take» Action.
The individual directors o f the
Ashland chamber o fcommerce at a
regular meeting Monday, April 6,
1926, and the Ashland city council at
a regular meeting Tuesday, April 7,
adopted resolutions urging the coun
ty court to defer action it) regard to
expending additional money, either
for improvements or additions on the
present courthouse in Jacksonville
and that matters remain as they now
are until such time as the people o f
Jackson county shall have been given
an opportunity to vote upon the
question as to whether it would not
be advisable to move the county seat
to Medford and to erect a modern
Medford Take» Action.
A committee appointed by the
Medford chamber o f commerce also
unanimously adopted a resolution
asking that the proposed additions to
the court house be postponed until
the people o f the county had a chance
to express their wishes at election.
Lawyers Get Busy.
The Jackson County Bar commit
tee, composed o f attorneys from
different parts o f the county, includ
ing Ashland, after thoroughly con
sidering all sides o f the question
from the standpoint o fthe actual
needs o f the county, recently passed
a resolution asking the county court
not to expend money fo r further
improvements to the present struc
ture or erecting other buildings, call
ing attention to the fact that a large
majority of the people o f the county,
when visiting the court house pass
through Medfor dand travel about
ten miles further in order to transact
necessary business at the court house
thereby incurring a loss o f time and
considerable expense. The resolution
also stated that Medford is more
centrally located and more conven
ient to the people o f the county, and
♦he removal o f the county seat to
Medford would not only greatly bene
fit all the people, but would be an
enough money in a few years to pay
fo r the erection o f a permanent
Medford Council Take» Action.
E. D. Briggs o f Ashland, fo r the
Ashland committees, and has com
mittee and committee members from
the Medford chamber o f commerce
went before the Medford city council
Tuesday evening, stating what had
been done by the directors o f the
chamber o f commerce and city coun
cil at Ashland, also the committee
o f the Medford chamber o f commerce
and County Bar association, making
that the Mpdford council take some
action r*'"v.rd'ng the matter, and
submitted a elan which thev claimed
had bee- ♦horoughlv considered and
wh:ch t* - believed aa busineas like
and sens ' V.
A fte r '*>'*'■ I rb consideration the
mayor " " I mnneil unanimoualv de
cided ♦ -'-d r® on behalf o f the
to a rote o f the people,
to fiirr '-'- '- * * o f charge o t. the
rsnent site fo r the
fourth —r- *—*»eu needed hv the coun
ty e«>—* !f the neople o f »he eountv
should •»«•Me to rote the county
Vr-dofrd •ml«'' to fnmi*h free
c a rt~ f»
aeonrthouse nntil such
es the w i e * v court has auffi-
Has* fnwd« raised to erect the new
JACK|ON, COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY. OCTOBER 22, 1926
Minister of Christian Church Will
Go to Stayton.
Last Sunday the congregation at
the Christian church were surprised
and disappointed to hear the words
from the lips o f their ministed that
asked his resignation to take effect
at once. Rev. Shaw intends goim o
the church at Stayton, Oregon, w „ i
s in the Willamette valley between
Albany and Portland. Rev. Shaw is
an able talker, a man e;ith vast
knowledge and with qualifications
for a larger field than this affords.
He is the organizer and the po.wer
behind the Men’s Bible class, herald
ed far and wide as “ the biggest
thng in the Rogue river valley.“ His
presence, leadership and advice will
be greatly missed. We hear that the
Bible class will endeavor to raise
a budgt for th church, which is bad-
Stayton citizens are indeed fort
unate to secure Rev. Shaw, minister
C. P. BOYS IN O. A. C.
Five Local Boy» Attending Oregon
Are Favorably Mentioned.
Forrest M. Pickett o f this citv,
whd is a freshman in commerce at
the Oregon Agricultural college, has
been appointed to a committee for
decorations for the first freshman
dance o f the year. Mr. Pickett has
also been chosen as freshman pledge
of the Beaver Knights, an organiza
tion whose function it is to enforce
rules and traditions o f the college.
Formal initiation to this organization
is one o f the features o f the annual
OHmpus week end held each spring.
He is pledged to Phi Kappa Tau,
national social fraternity.
Others from Central Point attend
ing O. A. C. are Moore Hamilton,
junior in commerce, active in campus
publications and a member o f the O.
I A. 0. daily Barometer sta ff; Clifford
Boswell, junior in forestry, Charles
Cunningham, sophomore in electri
cal engineering; Malcolm (Bust.tr)
Brown, freshman in mechanical en
gineering and pledged to Beta Kappa
national social fraternity, and John
nie Bohnert, freshman in agriculture,
majoring in landscape gardening.
BUILDING USED FOR DANCES
T O T A L Y DESTROYED
Has Some Insurance
Building and Content» Lost in $3500
Blsxe; Origin Unknown: Partially
Insured: Owned by Medfrod Man
Fire of undetermined origin com
pletely destroyed the F. & E. theatre
building here shortly before 2:3(1
o’clock Saturday morning, causing a
loss estimated to exceed $3500. The
large structure, well known to motor
ists, passing through Central Point
on the Pacific highway,
property of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Se-
brean and was rebuilt three years
ago from a larger building known as
the Central Point opera house.
The fire is said to have started in
the rear o f the building which was
a lurid mass o f leaping flames,
when discovered by a passing motor
Volunteer firemen answered the
fire alarm bell in surprising num-
ers and due to the stillness o f the
early morning, had little trouble in
preventing any spread. Two 'lines
o f hose with good water pressure
were put in play, but the blaze had
gained such headway that even walls
could not be saved from utter des
Every piece o f equipment the
building contained was destroyed,
including two moving picture ma
chines and attachments, two pianos,
250 seats a new screen and curtain.
In addition a $350 collection of
carpenters’ and mechanic’s tools,
property o f Mr. Eebrean and several
sets o f valuable dishes, owned by
Mss. Sebrvan, were also destroyed.
The dishes had been used during the
summer past at fhc Jackson Hot
Springs resort, where she had been
operating an eating estaolishment in
connection with the resort and only
had been placed in the
short time ago fo r winter storage.
pictures every night, was opened to
the public in March o f 1933 and for
a year ran under the management
o f Mr. and Mrs. Sebrean, who leased
the establishment to other parties
shortly before leaving Central Point
fo r Klamath Falls and California.
They returned last summer and since
have been giving hl-weekly dances
one o f which, an ldtime dance was
held the night before. Picture shows
had been discontinued fo r some time.
When the building was locked that
danger o f the fire, which broke out
three hours later. The loss was partly
covered by insurance.
The site is
regarded as one o f the best business
comers in Central Point, being at
the com er c f Mai nstreet and the
A delegation of citizens, with E.
D. Briggs o f Ashland as their chair
man, appeared before the county
court and presented the several reso
lutions, and a thorough discussion
followed by the members o f the
court and the citizens. The court ex
plained the fact that the countys’
business could no longer adequately
be transacted in the present struc
ture and that some relief would have
to be given within the near future,
but that they were entirely willing
if prompt action were taken, to
await the will o f the people, if the
citizens present actually intended to
proceed with the submission o f all
angles o f the matter to a vote of the
people o f the county without unnec-
Court Refer» Action Pending Vote.
The court adopted the following j
E N T E R T A IN A T EAGLE PO IN T
“ Whereas, resolutions have been
presented to the county court by the |
city council and directors o f the j Protrdei to Pay For Piaao; Student»
Elecet Cla»» Officers.
chamber o f commerce o f the city o f
Eagle Point,— The
Ashland, also by the city counil and
chamber o f commerce o f the city o f , Sunday school will give an entertain
Medford, and also a large committee ment at the Grange hall Friday night
of the J a c k in County Bar, urging o f this week, October 22. The Copco
the removal o f the county seat of pictures will be the feature attrac
Jackson county to a more central lo tion with live current events and
cation, and pledging an early ex interesting local pictures as well as
pression by the people o f Jackson scenic views o f the Oregon Caves and
redwoods and others. The champion
„•minty on such removal:
“ It is the opinion o f the county ship baseball game o f the Southern
court that further expenditure for Oregon league and a football game
repairs and improvements to the will be shown in part and shoudl be
interesting to a good many.
present courthouse be deferred.”
fin® musical number* will be rend
Medford Offers Free Building.
Following the action o f the Jack-
son County Bar association, the ing pictures, which will make an en
chambers o f commerce o f Ashalnd joyable evening’s program. The pro
and Medford, and the city councils ceeds will he used to pay fo r the
o f both cities, the city council o f piano recently purchased by the
Medford, on the 8th day o f October church This is a worthy cause and
o f last year submitted the question everyone in the community should
of building a concrete city half, twice be glad o f an opportunity to help
the size o f the present court house pay for the piano. Ticket* will be
and donate same free to the county on sale at the hank and Brown’s
for court house purposes fo r a period store and the Sunday school children
o f i v e years. This measure carried will have ticket* to sell also.
on the ballot almost unanimously ticket* and help the Sunday school.
and the city council stands ready to The admission will be 10 cent* for
build a court house for Jackson coun school children and 25 cents for
ty without any eost to the taxpayers adults.
The high school student body or
and give them free uae o f it for as
ganized last week, selecting John
long as they desire.
president, and Fern Jack*,
The Question Up lo People.
The question o f moving the county secretary. The organization will hold
seat to a central location at M®dford regular meeting* in parliamentary
:» on the ballot at the coming Novem style and much ran be accomplished
ber 2nd election and it is generally in a practical wav that will he very
conceded that inn »much as the coun nstrurtiv* as well as interesting to
We have a full
ty court will have to expend thous the student body.
and* o f dollars if the court house re four year hidi school now with an
mains in Jacksonville, while it will
t>e furnished vunmodiou* quarters over 80 in the grade*, the total school
without anv carat if moved to Med ¡enrollment now exceeds 100.
ford. that the taxnayer* srith the ex
S. S. Poague is among the many
ception o f some in Jacksonville -,nd
the Applegate, will be almost unani good home town paner readers vho
mous in voting to make the change. stopred in thia week to mark it
I ahead a year.
W R IT E US FROM W A Y BACK KAN
Congratulate» Us and Hears From
La Crosse, Kan. Oct. 14, 1926
Central Point American,
Dear Sir: '
looking over the
Central Point American.
congratulate you on the paper. It’s
a splendid appearing newspaper and
has lots in it. There is a scarcity of
advertisements in the paper, however.
Even if your country is as good as
you say it is, you can bank on it
that it will not grow in business and
population unless your business firms
advertise better. This is an adver
tising age. I note you say Florida
has not the advantages o f your
country. Maybe so— but Florida is
sold to advertising and people flock
there by the thousands. Advertising
does it. Here is Kansas, we tell the
world that "Kansas grows the best
.wheat in the world.” W e advertise
the fact— probably you have heard
o f it. As the result Kansas wheat
brings a premium on the eastern
markets. Bakers in the East hang
signs on their doors saying “ We use
Kansas wheat, the best in the world”
LE LA N D L.
CAND ID ATES V IS IT HERE
Democrats Making Visit Throughout
Byways and Highways.
J. R. Bowen, o f Rogue River is a
candidate fo r state representative
from Jacqson county on the demo
J. O. Rigg. o f Ashland, is a demo
cratic candidate fo r state senator.
These two gentlemen with Mr. Hall
called on various business men of
Central Point Tuesday. We were in
deed glad to meet them and was
favorably impressed with their sin
cerity and Jackson county loyalty.
Mr. Bowen is a well known grange
member of the Rogue river communi
ty and he has a strong following.
There is no question about him mak
ing god if elected. Mr. Rigg is a
well and favorable known citizen of
Ashland who knows the wants and
desires of Jackson county and south
ern Oregon. oBth gentlemen have
many friends who will support them.
FRIENDS HOLD CHURCH P A R T Y
Meeting Held for Good Time and
Offering Taken for New Church
The beautiful country home of
Mr. ¡ um I Mr»* George l„ Treichler, a
mile west ot Central Point was the
scene o f a joyful party Tuesday
About two dozen guests
were present and the time was great
ly enjoyed in conversation, music,
games and refreshments.
the evening a large, dish pan was
passed around the rooms and all
present threw silver in the pan, the
donation being made for benefit of
the new $50,000 Presbyterian church
that 1* now under construction in
C E N T R A L PO IN T AM ERICAN
UNDER NEW M AN AG E M E N T
The Central Ponit American came
to our desk with a brand new dress
on this week.
The cause for the
change i* due undoubtedly to the
change o f management. Paul Robin
son, formerly o f Vernonia, Oregon,
is at the helm and the paper has
taken an almost instant change for
the better. The front page is dressed
up with n new leading and the head
letter used on tne front pages. The
editorial page will also he a live
feature now. One thing about Paul
he is a booster and a live wire. He
is interested in mining at Gold Hill
and with his other interest* in Cen
tral Point he will be a first cla*»
asset to the county.— Gold Hill
New*. Thanks, Brother Shorb.
We received a letter from the
East this week in which the writer
spoke o f our enormous rain.
opinions probably get a lending place
with people back there, but we o f the
Rogue river valley complain that we
don’t get enough rain. Here is proven
true statistics. We received an an
nual average rainfall o f 27.21 inches
We have on an annual average be
tween 270 and 280 days o f sunshine
during the year. Seldom get* to zero
in the winter.and a “ sunstroke” was
never known. Our elevation is 1290
fe e t
Sk-b? Enter» Real E»tat* Busin#«*
John B. Sheley, aa will be seen by
his adv. in this issue, has launched
in the real estate, loan and insurance
bp«ine«* Mr Sheley is w#ll k n o w
here and he is well acquainted with
land valuea in the valley And will
do a good business.
MAIN ADDRESS DELIVERED BY
GEORGE A. BRISCOE
Speeches and Musical Program Mark
Dedication of New Central
Point High School.
With importance o f education the
keynote, George A. Brisco, superin
tendent o f city schools at Ashland,
delivered the main address o f the
evening at the dedication exercise*
of the new Central Point high school
building last Friday i^ght before an
exceptional large audience.
cal numbers by Medford musician*
and singers were other features of
the evening, followed by an inspec
tion «of the new structure by the
crowds in attendance.
“ Education,” declared Superinten
dent Briscoe, in part, “ is the key to
opportunity and a very important
part o f the key is procurable in the
high school, making that institution
essential in the lives o f young men
minds are trained, character^ are
molded and bodies trained for more
serious duties o f life. Fine ideals of
the community or city are expressed
by the school buildings, and I am
only glad to say that Central Point
has a building of which it can be
justly proud. Setting here next to
the Pacific highway, it advertises to
the world a good community in
which to live, for schools play the
most important part in civic life.”
Mrs. Louis Dodge o f As^lund,
vice president of the Oregon Parent-
Teachers’ association, told o f work
hef oi^anization has been anomplish
ing and its importance to the juvanile
population o f the nation, declaring
it lias acted as a deterrent to juven
Unuble to be present, a message
from Mrs. Susanne Homes Carter,
county school superintendent, was
read, expressing best wisher and
carrying a congratulatory sentiment.
.Selections were rendered by the
Medford male quartet, Mis* Margaret
Huntoon, Miss Polly Parott and
speech and a presentation o f an
American flag to the school by the
Central P o i n t
Women's R elief
Corps, and a speech o f acceptance by
Superintendent H. P. Jewett.
Inspection o f the building showed
it to no splendidly equipper and well
nlnnm d to take care o f need* Teeth
ing for a number o f years into the
future. Present facilities are capable
o f caring for 153 students, with 102
attending at the present time, mark
in g a record enrollment for that insti
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Grim enter
tained at their pretty Central Point
homo last Wednesday with a turkey
Those at the table were
Mrs. E. E. Wilcox o f Corvallis, Mrs.
W. P. Grisham o f Nebraska. Mr. and
Mrs. Lowell Grim o f Ashland, Mr.
and Mrs. D. M. Grisham. Mrs. W il
cox and Mr*. W. P. Grisham are
daughters o f Mrs. Grim.
Dasperadies Are Caught.
The bank robbers who recently
looted the Crescent City bank of
by Sheriff Arthur Rosa o f Eureka.
The sheriff got all three men un
aided. They were found in a farm
house 12 miles from Crescent and
had all the money on them.
Burglars Visit Jacksonville.
Wednesday night burglars jimmed
the doors or six different business
houses in Jacksonville. The loot was
not great and at this report no in
dications or signs were left that
would throw any suspicion on the
Hall Has Minor Damage.
The I. O. f>. F. hull sufefred minor
damage in Baturdav mornings fire,
when the dance hall burned down.
The windows in the hall, next to the
burned structure, were broken, the
roof damaged and
damage done by smoke and water.
J. M. Cummin«*«, citv marshal o f
Central Point wished the American
well this week in term* that count
He pay* fo r a year to the nanrr and
orders It sent to his sister in Port
land every week.
The Jarkaon Coontv Ministerial
traveling association will meet in Centml Point
freight and passenger ar®nt for the at the Christian eh«>rrh n »»t Mo»»,
Southern Pacific »nent Simiis» here day. It will be an all day session.
with his mothor, Mrs. M. P. Holmes
and liis brother, Hartsoll.
Read all ths aria, it pays.