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About Central Point American. (Central Point, Or.) 1925-1927 | View This Issue
„ENTRAI. POINT AMERICAN
N A TIO N S
F A V O R IT E
California O rrfon
Ex-County Treasurer Writes on
Non Removal of Present County Seat
Ha« Orar 3100 Stockholder«.
Central Point, Oregon, October 18, 1926
Read the ads
nity, was giving Charles Junior an
example o f Thrift, and mentioned the
fact that tall oaks fro macorns grow.
A spare time job soliciting for the B
“ But I ’m not than kind o f a nut,”
Call fo r particulars.
said Charles, Jr.
TH E COCK A N D TH E CEM
A cock came down from his roost
at dawn and scratched the ground in
search o f food. In due time he turned
up a fine gem. He gave it a kick and
muttered softly to himself, “ Huh,
you're a fine thing, no doubt, but to
my way o f thinking, one good grain
o f wheat is worth all the gems in
It ’s all in the way you look at i t
The wealth o f the universe wouldn’t
be worth much to you if it couldn’t
buy you something to eat or wear.
Inversely, the more you can buy fo r
your money, the more you money is
The advertisements are intimate
lessons in buying efficiency.
teach you how to get the most in
value and enjoyment fo r the least
money. They give you knowledge
that pays big dividends.
That is why the shopper who reads
the advertisements always has the
advantage when it comes to stretch
ing the dollars.
Countless numbers o f people find
that it pays them well to be guided
by the advertisments.
So will you.
A farm er bought some produce to
the city and sold it.
“ I will surprise my w ife.”
bought a suit o f clothes, a hat and
a pair o f shoes, and put them under
the back seat.
On his way home
he stopped at the river, took o f f all
his old clothes and threw them in.
Then he looked under the seat for
the new outfit.
The ywere gone!
Finally he got in the buggy and said,
“ Ciddap Maud— we’U surprise hell
makes the leaves so red?”
asked him with a stare.
only blush,” he softly said,
see the limbs so bare.”
Dear Sirs: I came to Jacksonville, December 18, 1875, when a boy with
my parents and grew to manhood in the early-day metropolis o f southern
I have lived in Jackson county the past fifty-one years as a
rancher, sheepman, merchant and am the only surviving male ex-treasurer
of Jackson county.
In these many years I have seen the great change
take place in this region in the passing o f the ox teams and mud roads to
the period o f the modern paved highways and automobiles.
A ll these things give me a personal pride in my old-home town, which
they propose to abandon as the county seat and vacate the present his
torical court house, which was the pride o f the whole o f southern Oregon
in the early 80’s when completed.
With all these years o f experience
in their midst and feeling o f pride, I am compelled to present to the tax
payers o f Jackson county a few facts to show that the county seat should
not be taken from Jacksonville and removed to Medford, from a personal
political and financial point o f view.
The building o f the paved highway to Jacksonville connecting it with
the Pacific highway, means but a few minutes pleasant driving from Med
ford to the county seat, practically in the suburbs o f Medford.
that come to Medford way to Jacksonville, cannot complain o f the ad
ditional drive to the maple-groved streets o f the present site o f the county
seat, and away from the congested and narrow streets o f Medford. What
has Medford got to o ffe r fo r a site o f the proposed courthouse, that can
in any wise compare with the shady paved streets o f the present site?
Why should the whole o f Jackson county give up this present site and
pay tribute in taxes fo r the payment o f the ground and new building to
satisfy the ambition o f Medford, while Jacksonville is already in the shadow
o f the fast growing outskirts o f Medford? Medford apparently cannot wait,
until her borders will overtake Jacksonville.
Of course it will be very
convenient fo r the business men o f Medford to step across the street in their
home town to the court house, but what about the taxpayers at Ash
land, Talent, Phoenix, Central Point, Eagle Point, Butte Falls, Gold Hill,
Rogue> River and outlying country districts that would still have to drive
to the'M edford court house?
Fellow taxpayers let us all drive to Jack
sonville, and even Medford and save our dollars fo r some other use. This
money saved would be well applied to the payments o f the bonds incurred
to make parts o f the isolated parts o f the country tributary to Medford.
With a small part o f the money required to acquire new grounds and
buildings at Medford, the present building can be raised another story
with an additional wing and a modern building acquired, and still retain
the historical importance o f the present building and Jacksonville.
Respectfully Submitted, R. H. MOORE
ONE A T A TIM E
voice changed to a high pitch as he
added, “ and a package o f paper.”
“ Just a minute, please,” said Don,
A high school student who has “ I cannot wait on both o f you at
reached the age at which his voice is once.”
changing went into Don’t store the
other day and in a deep voice he
asked fo r a tube o f tooth paste, and
as Don turned to get it the youth’s
Charlie Bowlby, with parental dig-
LEARN PA R A G O N SH ORTH AND
6 weeks course
P A R A G O N SH O R T H A N D SCH O O L
201 Medford Center Bldg.
While in Medford visit our school.
Open six days
Fire Retardent Roofing Paint
For Shingles, Metal and Paper Roofs
Tested and Approved by Fire Chiefs o f the
State of Oregon
Spark Proof, Rust Proof and
Guaranteed by Standard Roofing Company
Complete line of Shop Celebrated Cement Brick
all colors, Building Tile, Sand and Cement
Gold Hill Lime— None Better
Everything in Manufactured Cement
STANDARD ROOFING CO.
S. Fir and 10th St.
A ll kinds of
Jacksonville County Seat Club:
When public utilitie» o f thi* coun
try first introduced their "customer-
Ownership” plan a few year* ago
there were very few investor* in
A recent canvass
o f the various utiltiy companies re
vealed the startling factthat there
are now over three million investors
in public utility securities today and
that this large army of investors is
being rapidly increased from day to
Statistics show that people from
every walk o f life are investing their
savings in these popular securities
which may be purchased on conven
ient terms by people working on a
salary basis just as easily as by the
large investor or capitalist.
generally conceded that this “ custo
mer-ownership” plan has been one o f
the greatest means o f instilling thrift
into the average American citizen
that has ever been instituted in this
A striking example o f the popu
larity o f public utility securities is to
be found right here at home where
The California-Oregon Power com
pany has a total o f over 3100 stock
holders, the large majority o f whom
customers o f this company.
Copco preferred stock has steadily in
creased in value ever since the first
stock issue in 1922 and now ranks
among the leading utility investments
o f the country. It is also interesting
to note that this popular security
will again advance in price on Nov.
J. O. RIGG
FOR S T A T E S E N A T O R
6th Senatorial District
Stands for Good Clean Government Under all Circumstances.
Opposed to Prc-Primary Convention; opposed to old style convention; un
compromisingly for Direct Primary System and People’s rule in their own
Opposed to Dennis Resolution
In favor o Grange Income tax measure
Old Furniture Bought
Refinishing and Repairing
B U R K — FOR AUTO TOFi 1
Opposite S. P. Depot
T E N T AND
at 36 So. Grape, Medford
Phone 145-j 1
Every Forward Looking Citizen Should
Fight for Oregon and Its Development
By B R U C E D E N N IS
Author of the Dennis Resolution.
When the people of Oregon enacted a state income tax
in 1923 they did so because they believed it was just and
right. They believed it would reduce taxes.
At that time they had plenty of theory and
few facts to guide them.
They repealed that law in 1924 because
it was a proved hard times breeder. It cost
the people of Oregon the staggering total of
$40,000,000 to learn that economic con
ditions absolutely beyond their control are
such in Oregon that a state income tax
drives out industries, keeps others from
coming n,reduces payrolls, makes it harder
to obtain farm loans, and strikes at every
home in country, village, town and city.
But our state is again in turmoil because a determined!
effort is being made to force practically this same law
upon the state this year. Our people are being asked to
enact a law on a ‘guess’ that it will brng good times now,
when painstaking, honest investigation proved that t/rel
former tax did drive out ndustries, capital, jobs, and mil
lions of taxable wealth from Oregon,and a new state in
come tax will do it again.
Oregon is full of meritorious projects that should be
developed. Big public improvements are necessary to
open up our state, to bring the fahns closer to their
markets and cities closer to their bases of supplies.
Wealth untold lies idle in natural resources awaitng the
magic touch of development capital to bring it to the tax
rolls, to create new payrolls, new activities and better
livlihood for our people.
Snce the last income tax law was repealed millions
dollars have been loaned in Oregon by outside financial
concerns, at low rates, on long time, and with repayment
privleges never known to Oregon before. If a new in
come tax law is enacted, and this discrimination aimed
directly at these nvestors, rates will go up, much of the
unloaded funds will be withdrawn and our people will
again face the inescapable fact Oregon needs capital,
but capital does not need Oregon.
This is no time for prattle. It is high time for plain
speaking, straight thinking and recognition of the hard
economici fact that Oregon’s farms, her industres, and
her citizens desperately need capital,and that the only
place we can get it is from outside the state.
W e can drive capital out, but we cannot force it to
come in unless we mmake it advantageous for it to do so.
Oregon, ninth state in area, is relatively insignifigand
economically. 119,000,000 of America’s 120,000,001»
people reside outside of Oregon. Let us remember the|
industrial city of Detroit has over 100,000 more people
than the state of Oregon, with its 96,000 square miles.
Let us remember that 782,256 people here didn’t mak
enough to file income tax returns, and that only 311|
people in the entire state had earnings in excess o
$10,000; that of Oregon’s 5000 corporations only 1071
made enough profit to file taxable reports, that 478 made|
>.000 and only 183 over $20,000,including all
public utilities, lumber mills, flour mills, factories, railrj
roads, and other industries.
. Wehave 55,157 farm,s one to every 15 personsj
2500industries, one to each 330 persons. What would
one industrial center like Detroit mean to our farms
our home owners, our workers, our state? Oregon wants
them,Oregon wants capital and wants to go ahead. Ore
gon wants to avert economic disaster, and instead wants
to offer capital, new industry, oportunity to help us gor\*
This is what the Dennis Resolution is for.
tees that no state income tax can be enacted to discrimin
ate against development and progress before 1940.
guarantees to every Oregon family that the state will not
tax its accumulations when the bread winner dies. As a
prosperity making measure it deserves the support of
every forward looking citizen.
Vote 306 X YES— Dennis Resolution.
Vote 329 X N O — Offset Income Tax Bill.
Vote 335 X N O — Grange Income Tax Bill.
J. O. Elrod. Chairman