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CENTRAL POINT AMERICAN
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E D IT O R IA L
The best man won.
Every loyal American will observe
Armistice Day, November 11.
It is all over, and in some cases,
was a dirty campaign.
Now Armenia seeks a $50,000,000
loan from the United States. Person
ally, we havn’t the money, and if we
had it we would be afraid o f the
The biggest thing in America—
The Pacific International Livestock
Exposition, has been drawing excep
tionally large crowds all week in
Portland, the metropolis o f Oregon.
Radio owners have heard the
Queen, thousands o f Oregonians
have seen the Queen, Portland went
wild, simply wild, over *he Queen.
Queen Msiie ol Rumania, with her
son and daughter, has visited our
wonderful state this week and, ac
cording to her own words she “ fell
in love with us.”
Thats all well and
Oregon takes great pleasure
in entertaining visitors and a beauti
ful queen as a guest is received with
much pride with the welcome.
like Her Majesty, Queen Marie and
have read much about her democrat-
We like her, we say, but
our estimate o f her high character
fell just a tiny bit when we are in
formed that she smokes cigarettes.
switch could shut o ff electric current
from world use today? E. B. Criddle
o f the Southern Sierras Power com
pany, Riverside, California, shows
the dependence o f humanity on elec
He says: “ We are today
living in what may well be termed
the ‘electric age’ ; the age o f all
others most replete with opportunity,
It has been called
by some, and I think miscalled, the
‘jazz age,’ but, is not this very jazz
a feeble if perchance a misdirected
effort, to get into step, shall we say,
into synchronism, with the spirit #of
thetimes; to keep up with the inevit
ably swift pace o f this age o f elec
tricity which has linked together in
intimate and immediate contact the
uttermost ends o f the earth.
A M E R IC A N
failure to stop, look and listen be
fore crossing a railroad track, or
failure properly to observe traffic
rules and safe practices on the high
ways, will result in dismissal from the
It logically follows that public
regulation o f the same character
would accomplish a like result, and
with automobiles increasing in num
ber, with proportional increase in
congestion and hazard o f accident,
the point has been reached and the
time has arrived for affirmative
legislative action in this regard.
But compulsory automobile insur
ance is not the solution; it will not
reduce accidents; it will tend to in
crease them by removing the last
vestige o f personal responsibility
from persons already careless.
“ E— Embodiment o f mystery.
“ L— Lightener o f burdens.
“ E— Energy; light heat, power.
“ C— Carrier o f winged messages
“ T— Towering above all other.
“ R— Revolutionizing modern in
“ I— Irresistible, incomprehensible.
“ C— Chained lightning.
“ — Incomparable, untiring servant.
“ T— The unknown and unkowable.
“ Y— Yielding prosperity and happi
time ita trucks crossed railroad j
tracks R »*« than 31,000,000 times
T H E R O M A N C E O F E L E C T R IC IT Y
It selects its drivers with proper j
care, instructs them in safe practices
What would happen if a giant and gives them to understand that
Central Point American,
Yours very truly,
Mrs. Robt Kyle, Medford, Ore.
I too, want to take advantage of
came in as the paper
your “ bargain month subscription”
and I am enclosing check lo r $i 00 > u Out last week, and renewed his
for renewal to your much appreciated subscription a year in advance.
We Will Welcome You As A Shareholder
W RITES PAPER
Cambridge, Idaho, Oct. 25, 1926
Mr. Paul Robinson,
Central Point, Oregon
I have received a couple o f copies
o f your paper and as is usual with
your papers, enjoy reading it very
much. I wondered, when I heard
about a month ago that you had left
Vernonia, where you would locate
next as I felt you would not long re
main out o f an editor’s chair. I am
sure the people there will profit by
the work you will do to build up your
community; I hope that they will ap
preciate your efforts.
I visited Central Point twenty-six
years ago this fall. It was not much
o f a place then but, judging from
your newspaper, and that is the way
most towns are judged, it must be
quite a progressive little city now.
I do remember the beautiful country
around it and I know that you have
located in a very desirable region in
which to live.
With best wishes for your contin
ued success and with kindest regards
to yourself and Mrs. Robinson, I am
Sincerely yours, R. M. Scofield.
“ Without electricity today, the
wheels o f progress, and almost of
existence, would be stilled until men
could readjust themselves to the
changed conditions, and revert to the
candle, oil lamp and gas for lights;
to fuel o f some kind for all heat; to
horses and steam for power and for
transportation, and to the bicycle and
the small boy for carrying messages.
Many conveniences now deemed
necessities, would be gone forever.
“ America leads the world in elec
In 50 years we
have seen the fantasy o f Alladin and
his wonderful lamp surpassed a
Can we, in our wild
Thanksgiving Day, November 25, thousandfold.
Thursday, as usual. We never have est dreams, imagine what the next
experienced as much general pros half-century has in store?”
perity as the country enjoys today.
We fortunate few living in "The
Land Where the Rogue River Flows,”
FO R A H IG H W A Y T O U R IS T
(as the Central Point American
adopts for a slogan) are doubly
blessed with the things bestowed by
Why not be thankful, and
Central Point was visited one day
on the day— proclaimed by our last week by Walter E. Kelly, an
president as a day o f general thanks architect from Portland, who was
giving, we can eagerly join the popu looking over the possibilities of
lace o f this wide land in giving erecting a large fireproof, modern
thanks to our alwise and just Creat tourist hotel in our city.
or for the best t o be found on the especially impressed with the loca
tion on the corner, where the opera
house recently burned, making the
It is probably the best
SH OP E A R L Y
location in town for the hotel site.
Mr. Kelly returned to Portland to
make a report tothe men financing m
With Christmas only a little more the proposition and a decision will
than eight weeks ahead, the merch probably be made this fall as to
ants and the newspapers are com whether the project will materialize |
mencing to push the annual “ shop or n ot Here’s hoping; and a predic
early” campaign. It is being pointed tion for its success.
out that the autumn season already
is well advanced and that the holiday
shopping rush probably will be heav R E C K L E S S N E S S A N D R E G U L A
ier than usual this year, for bumper
T IO N .
crops and prosperity are supplying
the people with ready money and
making them feel both liberal and
Only a relatively small per cent of
optimistic. As a result it is anticipat automobile drivers are careless.
ed that the coming holiday trade will
But they are sufficient in number j
take on “ bumper” proportions, to to make driving on the highways >
correspond with the bumper crops hazardous.
On a Sunday or holi- I
and the general good times that are day many people refrain from driv- |
gaining headway every day. And this ing because o f the hazard.
It is j
will mean unusually busy times in neither fair nor is it necessary that j
shopa and stores, with a prospective careless drivers should drive others 1
“ rush” o f trade just before the ad o ff the highway, to which and on |'
vent o f the holiday season. Antici which everyone has an equal right.
pating an unusually heavy holiday
Automobiles are safe, highways I i
trade this year the merchants all are safe and driving practices must j
over the country are planning to be made safe.
make an extra effort to induce early
An oil company, operating several |
shopping and are earnestly advising hundred trucks, has not had a colli- I
the people not to put o ff their shop sion or accident on the highways or
ping until the last few weeks; or at railroad grade crossings for a 11
days, before Christmas.
number o f yea's although during that i
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