IN T H E L A N D ‘WHERE THE. ^OGUE RIVER FLOWS CENTRAL POINT TH E CENTRAL POINT OF ¡B U S Y JACKSON COUNTY M A merican ! Ort P a cific Higk>v«LY A S P R a ilr o a d L U M B E R IN G -F R U IT - D A U 2 ,V IN G — M I N I N G - F A R M I N G - S T O C K RAISING-FISHING-HUNTING VOLUME 2 • ! I CENTRAL P O IN T . JACKSON. COUNTY. OREGON. * N O V E M B E R S , 1926 Copco Never Fails In Good SMALL TOWNS W ord For the Rogue Land ATTRACT PEOPLE The Rogue River Valley is given some fine publicity in the October Volt,recently distributed by the Cal ifornia Oregon Power Company. The article in which this publicity appears is entitled ‘Three Rivers,’ and giwes an interesting account o f the Rogue, the Umpqua, and the Klamath, all of which are utilized by the Copco con cern for the development o f hydro electricity, and all of which are very important factors in the productivity and progress o f this favored territory The Rogue River (the main stream o f it) rises in volcanic country on the west slope o f the mountains sur rounding Crater Lake, at an elevat- iop of 6240 feet above sea level. The water feeding it at its source comes from springs possibly supplied from Crater Lake. This river takes its course westerly and discharges into the ocean near Gold Beach, Oregon. Its total length is about 175 miles. The elevations within its drainage basin above Prospect, where ourgen- erating plant o f the same name is located, range from 2500 to 9760 feet, the highest elevation being Mt. McLaughlin. The drainage area above Gold Ray, where one of the Com pany’s power plants is located, con tains 2020 square miles. Here, too, as in the drainage basin o f the Kla math, the rocks are volcanic, and the area is almost completely covered With timber. Gold Ray is about 35 miles below Prospect. These three rivers, the Klamath, Rogue and Umpqua, and their trib utaries, make this a wonderfully well watered land, and power, developed and potential, make it one of the most favored regions in North America for a man to put forth ef fort and realize on results. Some eccelent pictures of the Rogue, one taken near Prospect, one o f the Rock Point Bridge, and one showing the river below Grants Pass, show up prominently in ths attractive double-page spread f photographs which illustrate the article. Other photos present some interesting views o f the Copco power plants on tiie Klamath River, and a good picture o f the South Umpqua with the city o f R seburg in the foreground. Another item o f interest in this issue has to do with the general pros perity o f this territory and shows how popular Copco securities are with the people who reside here. The article which appears a» a substory is quoted herewith as follows - Over 5000 shares o f this Com pany’s Six Per Cent Prefferred Cap ital Stock has been taken up by in vestors since May 22, 1926, and of that amount over4300 shares were purchased by residents o f the Copco field o f service. During September 3088 shares were sold. Copco has some 3000 shareholders; more than 2200 o f them reside in the territory served At the present price o f $95 these shares yield 6.31 per cent to the in vestor. This stock is non-assessable by the company for any purpose whatever, and is non-callable. The dividends are exempt from normal income tax. Dividends are comulative and are payable on January 30, July 30 and October 30 o f each year. On November 16, Copco 6 per cent P referred advances to $96 per share. This stock may be purchased either for caah* or on a convenient monthly investment plan. You can start with as little as $5 per month. Full detaiL will be found in the C E N T R A L P O I N T G I R L W IN - N ER O F E S S A Y C O N T E S T Mary Stanley of the Central Point high school won the first prize i the Jacksonville anti-county seat re moval prize contest. Miss Stanley will receive ten dollars in cash. Thesecond prize of $7.50 went to Marie Gwin o f the Jacksonville high school, third prize o f $5 to Harlan Cantral of Ruch, and fourth prize of $2.50 io George Manke, Medford, R. F. D. 1. The following fifth prize winners each receiving a $1 prize, were also announced: Dorothy Blaylock, Medford; Ed ward Stanley, Central Point; and the following all o f Jacksonville: George Walter, Vivian Miller, Staney Grimes Ingrid Johnson, Louise Weiss, Carl Larson, Edgar Weiss and Robert Grimes. ---------- + ---------- H A S FRE SH S T R A W B E R R I E S Berries A re G row n in Central Point Prove Delicious. Fresh strawberries the first «Jay of November from a local garden here would seem to some a myth, but to us it was a real treat Tuesday after noon When J. B. Stevens brought us in a nice big box full o f the luscious fruit that he had picked a few min utes earlier. Mr. Stevens has on his vines some berries almost ripe while there are a large number that are still green. The vines have been only slightly touched in places by the frost but in other parts o f the garden it still resembles July. The plot is planted in Progressive and Mostibon plants. ---------- + ---------- It’ s all over, now let’s get down to business. 1. L. P A T T E R S O N POI NT W in ner s o f This Contest fo r Removal are Annou nced. B E C O M IN G Suburb Is Movement pressure is bringing about among the well-to-do a country-mindedness that Is resulting in the growth of large country estates. Relief Corp s Party The Halloween party given by the Relief Corps last Friday night, the 29th was enjoyed by a good crowd. Ashort program was enjoyed by all. The last day o f school especially,the K eep Baaemer.t Sanitary A very important feature about a teacher Mrs. Dr. Heckman was given home Is a dry and sanitary basement. much credit. Our president, Mre. In some localities, due to the nature Gleason looked very becoming in her o f the soli and general topography of gypsy fortune telling garb. the l^i, there Is considerable surface Refreshments were served a t . 10 water. If the walls of the basement, o’clock, every one having a good which Is the foundation, ore not prop time departed for home at 11 o'clock. erly constructed some of this water will find Its way into voor basement, FREDERICK ST E IW E R or If not actually seeping through will cause It to be permanently damp, which Is a very Insanitary condition. To obviate this condition some form of waterproofing Is used. This Is usu ally mixed In the material nsed In the outer coat of the foundation walls and on the under side of the basement floor, or may be a separate material used as a backing. In either case such application should keep the basement wails free from all moisture under all conditions. Tree» for Comfort How priceless are the spreading branches of the great elm tree In the backyard, or the falryllke whispering silver birch. How much they would be rolaaed If something should happen to them. They are beyond price, for mere money cannot replace them—It takes years and yean cf summer suns and winter resting. In the span of a lifetime a fine old tree cannot he re- placed, so It behooves one to cherish Newly elected governor o f Oregon them and protect them In every way by handsome majority. Governor possible. If something destroy* a tree Patterson will make Oregon’s best on one's premise* one should put out another—It will not mature for the governor. oik who sets It. but somebody will some day bless him for hla thoughtful C O U N T Y S E A T TO BE M O V E D T O M E D F O R D ness and he will have made the world a more comfortable place by the deed Wednesday’s report from all the votes counted and tabulated by the Watch for Needed Repair» Mail-Tribune assures the county seat It Is a wise precaution, and often a money-saving job a* well, to have removal by a big majority. For removal ..... - ............. 3227 a roofing man carefully go over the Against removal 1987 roof In rase It la not o f permanent Majority in favor 1240, or over 60 material and see that no repairs are oeressary In It or In the flashing or per cent. gutters. Oftentimes the heat of the This makes victory for Medford summer has warped parts of the roof certain and city and county officials In such a way that the rain will seep were busy today going over plans In when storms come Slops or walk* that need repairing for preliminary steps toward the construction o f a new city hall and or replacing can tie fixed much easier transfer of the courthouse records, Bow than after the bad weather nets In. They will be needed then, an It la booklet which will be mailed to yon pending the erection o f a new court beat to sea that they art in good coo house in that city. on request. Ì TO MOVE COUNTY SEAT In the essay contest conducted by the Court House Removal commit tee for the best essay on the saving R ESID EN T CITY OF to the taxpayers o f Jackson county by the removal o f the county seat to JACKSON Medford, there were a large number o f replies and the winners were as follows: First Prize— Robert Humphrey, A clean Resident Tow n Make» For Central Point. Second Prize— Evelyn E. Charley, Health and Happiness the Climax. W o rld Over. Third Prize— Rebecca Jean Rose, Phoenix. Fourth Prizes: Dorothy H. Blay Small Town Attracta lock, Medford; Edith Sage, Central Reaid enta o f Citiea Point; Margaret Osenbrugge, Med The strong suburban movement of ford; Catherine Hayes, Medford; the last ten years Is recognized as a Jessie Nenthammer, Rogue River. -------- * -------- tendency that is transformiiig Amer ican cities. With «Mils movement we F IF T H G R A D E N E W S are now beginning to observe various Byrd Grigsby will shine shoes at subsidiary tendencies that are conv Gleason's barber shop^ every night, binlng with the suburban spread, and better get a shine. that may be in effect a considerable Lloyd Whiteside and Paul Morton compensation for forces In our na tional life that tend constantly to con are Coming to school Monday. Rupert and Clifford Shaw are lea centrate our populatlou In city cen ters. ving us Thursday, for Stayton. We The sweep of homeseekers toward are sorry to see them go, and wish the roomier sections outlying cities them success n their new school. Is not only building up the purely resi Rupert Stayed with Joe last Tuesday dential suburhan home section. It Is. night, they report a splendid time. around every large city, giving rise Misses Mathews and .Blackburn to a new type of living, in which dountry-mlnded city workers are ven visited Miss Matthew's parents at turing out Into one-acre or live-acre Gold Hill last Tuesday evening. tracts which the family may develop Fifth grade parents be sure to as commuter furn-eg» — “ rubber-tired come to the P. T. A. Friday afternoon farmers,” the ('alitTirulans dub them. and help us get the Gold Fish. At the same time u not dissimilar Im ---------- + ---------- pulse for occasional escape from city CENTRAL > V FRIDAY. Elected U. S. Senator. Best race ever run, in considering a three cornered fight with the winner a total stranger to most o f the voter*. Steiwer is a big fnan in every way. Alaska C ou ple Here. Mr. and Mrs. Emery F. Tobin viaited at the E. C. Faber home last week. Mrs. Tobin is a cousin of Mrs. Faber. Mr. and Mr a. Tobin are from Ketchikan, Alaaka, where he ia assistant superintendent o f the New England Fisheries Co., and Mrs. To bin formerly taught school 300 miles inland from Ketchikan. The couple were on their honeymoon trip, being recently married and left thia week for their northern journey. In speak ing o f the immense fish business of hia company, Mr. Tobin stated that fifteen million pounds o f frozen flab are shipped annually to Chicago, New York and Boston. N U M B E R 29 CENTRAL POINT CASTS VOTES H A S S L I G H T T E N D E N C Y T O GO DEM OCRATIC Over 400 Cast Vote All State Measures D e fe ate d Here; City O fficia ls R e-Ele cted to Serve M ore Terms. Central Point voted in two pre cincts and the precincts, including city officials, brought out over 400 voters. All o f the state measures were de feated in Central Point with the ex ception of the Eastern Oregon Tuber culosis hospital bill which carried twoto one, and the Fish Wheel bill which curried by a very fine ma jority. The rest o f the measures were badly snowed under. For U. S. Senator in Central Point, Adams secured two little votes, Haney, 113; Stanfield, 85; Steiwer, 140. Representative in Congress, Bord en, 167; Hawley, 176. For governor, Patterson, 147; Pierce, 202; Stallard, 13. For county commissioner: Geo. Al ford got 166; Anderson, 168;. County Seat removal: For the re moval, 164; against removal, 188. City Ticket. The city ticket was a “ walk away’’ foe the present administra tion. For mayor: W. C. Leever, 179; J. E. Weaver, 1. Leever was the only name appearing on the ballot For reci>rd*r: L. Hatfield, 179; S. S. Poague, 21 . Treasurers F. A. Paxson, 183. Councilman S o u t h w e l l , 173; Scott, 176; Moss, 186; Lewis, 176; Kindle, 17S, Whiteside, 176. ----------- J----------- MASQUARADE PARTY GIVEN The masquarade which was given by the Freshman class, Friday the 29 proved to be an enjoyable evening to those attending. Doyle Mills, chairman of the pro gram committee, led the visitors in the following games: Spin the pan, Two Deep, and a musical game. As in all high school affairs the difficul ty o f getting the crowd together was experienced, but this is to expected when about eighty active young people are together. The decoration commit tee in spite o f the fact o f time and material had created a Halloween atmosphere by decorating in orange and black, and field corn. Supper partners were selected by distributing among the students pic tures o f ladies which had formally been cut in two parts, consequently a mad scrahle was made in searching for the missing parts, thus finding their pardner. The refreshments which followed thia carried out the Hallowe’en idea in big red apples, pumpkin pie, and generous cups o f cider All types o f customes were to be seen. Perry Johnson, who was dressed as a girl proved to be a great source o f puxzlement to some and merriment to those that knew who he was. Mr. Jewett, who wore hla usual clothing and a simple looking mask with buldging eye* proved to he a puzzle to three inquisitive Senior* who thought he ' was a Freshman hoy, but after a clo ser examination to their chagrin saw their mistake. In general the cost umes were made o f Holloween col ors Orange and Black.