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About Central Point American. (Central Point, Or.) 1925-1927 | View This Issue
C E N TR A L P O IN T AM E RIC AN
Mrs. W. B. Harris was a visitor forced to carry the body two miles
to dry land.
in Medford Tuesday.
Will Visit in Seattle.
Mrs. Mir.da Slattery of Eugene
spent the latter part of the week at
Mrs. P. S. Loosley o f Central
the home o f Mr. and Mrs. E. R.
Point and her aunt, Mrs. John W.
Schatt who is visiting here from Go-
See the late box stationery with wanda, New York, left last Sunday
your name and address printed on,, for Seattle, Wash., where they will
visit Mrs. Loosley’s daughter, Mrs.
at the American office.
George W. Dexter to spend the
The play which was produced by Thunksgiving holiduy. They will Re
the Epworth League of Medford Fri turn to Central Point in about two
day night in Cowley hall was enjoyed weeks.
by a goodly number of local people.
Ya.-d Ship* Brick*.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Terrett were
The brick plant moved its first
visiting out o f town for several days car load o f brick yesterday since the
new owners took charge.
Nothng El»e to Do
Guy Tex, Tom Pankey, John Ross
All the editor has to do is sit at his
and ‘ Browne’ Ross are among those
who spent the week end chasing the desk six days a week four weeks in
a month, and twelve months in a year
and "edit” such stuff as this:
Mrs Jones, Cactus Creek, let a can
— All W. R. C. members are re
quested to be at the hall at two opener slip last week and cut herself
o’clock, Saturday, December 4. Im
portant business.— adv.
32-2 in the pantry.
A mischievious lad of Piketown
a stone and cut Mr. Pike in the
This Thursday night at the Christ
ian church— Union Thanksgiving ser
climbed on the rook o f his
house last week, looking for a leak,,
You will notice by the appearance and fell, striking himself on the back
o f this weeks paper that we rushed porch.
While Walter Green was escorting
the issue; getting out early, so we
Violet Wise from the church so
could enjoy a little Thanksgiving
Saturday night, a savage dog
dinner and otherwise observe the day
attacked them and bit Mr. Green on
R. H. Paxson, who was taken the public square.
Isaiar Trimmer o f Running Creek
seriously ill several days ago, is re
playing with a cat Friday, when
ported as being much improved at
him on the veranda.
Mr. Frong, while harnessing a
Mr. and Mrs. Weaver are daily ex bronco last Saturday, was kicked
pected to return from Cove, Oregon, just south of his corn erib.— Florida
where they have been the past six Newspaper News.
weeks with Mrs. W avr’s mothr who
has been quite sick.
Clever Health Saying*
Sleep in bed, not in your shoes.
S. F. Hathaway and family, who
Eat eighteen-carrot soup.
have been living on route one and
Eat oranges and be sun-kissed.
made many friends here, have moved
Say it with cauliflowers.
to Vicalia, California.
Eat fish and watch the scales.
home is about 60 miles south of
Don’t be so afraid to bathe. You
won’t shrink— or rust.
Ray Reasoner end Maurice Rich
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ardson, were in M e d fjrl Monday When the Bird* Go North Again
night attending the Knights o f Py Oh, every year hath its winter,
And every year hath its rain—
Work in the first and
second degrees was put on by the But a day is always coming
Wh-'n the b i'd« go no'th again.
lodge o f the new county seat town.
T. M. Jones, who was a resident When new leaves swell in the forest,
o f this city some few years ago,
And grass springs green on the
and while here conducted a furniture
store will be in Central Point Sun And the alder’s veins turn crimson—
day where he will talk at the Christ
And the birds go north again.
Oh, every heart hath its sorrow,
Let the howlers howl, and the
And every heart hath its pain—
growlers growl, and the prowlers But a day is always coming
prowl, and the gec-gnws go it; be
When the birds go north again.
hind the night there is plenty o f
light; and things are all right and I ’Tis the sweetest thing to remember
— E. O. G.
If courage be on the wane,
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When the cold, dark days are over—
More Space for Home.
Why, the birds go north again.
Mr. Olsen, proprietor o f the Cen
— Ella Higginson.
tral Point wood yard, has finished
his new home and moved in. This
An Election Story.
pretty and attractive place is midway
In 1846 Abraham Lincoln, a young
between Central Point and Medford luwyer, was a candidate for congress
on the highway and is admired by in a certain Illinois district. His op
all passers-by. The home has all the ponent was a some-what celebrated
modern devices o f any city dwelling evangelist named Peter Cartwright.
and is one o f the real fine interur- Cartwright did not give up his evan
Mr. Olsen has a good gelistic work to prosecute his cam
sixed plot o f land joining the new paign, but he occasionally put in a
home, that hé has finally decided he lick for himself at his meetings.
will sell in three and five acre tracts
Lincoln attended one night, and
providing the buyers build nice homes when Cartwright invited sinners to
come forward to the mourner’s bernh
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he remained in the background. Pre
Oregon Hunter Die*.
sently Cartwright caught sight o f him
Klamath Falls, Or., Nov. 22— and called out: "Mr. Lincoln, if you
(Special.)— Ival Whitney, 60, Ash are not going to repent and go to
land, dropped dead yesterday morn heaven, where are you going?”
ing from heart disease while hunting
" I am going to congress,” replied
on lower Klamath Falls lake. His Lincoln. And he did, by a 1,511 ma
companions, H. E. O’ Donnell of Cen jority, although the district was pol
tral Point and C. F. Carlson, were itically opposed to him.-r-Sublette
Buy Good W ood
The Central Point Wood Yard is lo
cated next to the postoffice, is
equipped with all kinds of
good fuel. Give us a trial
U N PA R A LLE LE D GROWTH
Electric . Light Passe* ..It* ..Forty-
The electric light has just passed
its forty-seventh birthday. Think of
it! Forty-seven years ago there were
no electric lights. Thomas Edison’s
first lamps were not much like the
Edison Mazda o f today.
For many years the electric light
was enjoyed by but a few ; it was
too expensive for the masses. Today
it is the cheapest kind o f light. Its
cost is so insignificant in the family
budget that it is hardly considered.
From nothing to over 7% billion
dollars invested, is the record o f
less than half a century o f electric
development. Single plants are now
being built in the East, Middle West
and on the Pacific coast which de
velop hundreds of thousands of
horsepower. To shut o ff electric light
today would jeopardize health and
destroy commercial activitv in the
nation. Mr. Edison, at 84, has taken
part in the growth o f an industry
from the beginning as probably no
other man has ever been privileged
pleasure. Some o f the hazards o f the
work are well brought out in ^ re
Fire assistant Burgess and trail
Foreman Griffith were working on
the Cougar creek trail in the Wenat
chee national forest, Washington.
Bnrgess, ahead, heard a rock roll be
hind him. He turned to see Griffith
rolling sidewise down the steep moun
tainside towards the cliffs below. The
body gained momentum, disappeared
over two forty-foot cliffs and re
appeared as it landed with a crash
head first in the shallow, rocky gorge
below. The total fall was approxi
mately four hundred feet.
Burgas slid and climbed down,
dragged the unconscious man from
the creek up to the foot o f the cliffs
and wedged him between a tree and
the rocks. Securing a rope from camp
he returned to the scene and tied
Griffith, who was now partially con
scious, to the tree. There was grave
danger that the semi-conscious man
would dislodge himself by his de
lirious movements and fall again
down the steep hillside into the creek
Burgess then hurried five miles
down Cougar creek and White River
trails, and returned with a physician
and rescue party, headed by Forest
Ranger Raymond Kellicut. The trip
out by trail was not easy, especially
with a seriously wounded man. The
dangerous Rocky Ford of White river
was crossed by saddle horse, with one
man holding Griffith in the saddle,
two men supporting the horse from
the down stream side, and two men
breaking the force o f the swift cur
rent on the upstream side.
The main injuries were a skull
fracture and several severe cuts and
bruises. The patient recovered and
Burgess was commended for his
bravery and cool judgment.— U. S.
The biggest private bank in the
world is the Midland, of London,
with assets of more than $2,040,-
000,000 and deposits o f $1,700,000,-
000. It is about twice as large as
the greatest American bank in New
‘ ‘Equal Right*”
Press dispatches from London
state that a club to popularize cigar
smoking by women has been formed
by the wives and daughters o f some
wealthy business men in Wallasey,
in Cheshire. It remains now to see
how long it will be before the wo
men will take up the pipe and chew
ing tobacco. Equal rights will then
be established on a sound basis.
Next month is Christmas.
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OREGON C O N T IN U A LLY GET
TIN G BIGGER; LAN D SET
TLE M E N T WORKERS BUSY
Despite the fact that November
days brought the incoming o f the
winter, Oregon is witnessing a fruit
ful season in gathering new settlers
within its borders.
That the entire state is benefiting
by the land settlement work and that
settlers come from east, north and
south of Oregon is proven by the re
port that comes daily to the land
settlement department o f the state
and Portland chambers o f commerce.
In addition to the 909 new settlers
located during the past year, 12
families have been placed during the
first two weeks o f November. Sev
eral o f these have found suitable
farms in Josephine county where un
usual real estate activity has been
manifested lately. Among these new
comers to the Grants Pass district
are three Californians, A. R. Wigley
and John A. Griffin, who each pur
chased twenty acres, ,and H. L. But
ler who invested $10,000 in 30 acres
o f farm land.
Manitoba, Canada, yielded a good
steeler to Washington county near
orest Grove when Thomas Mulvay re
cently purchased an attractive seven
acre tract investing $2500. Washing
ton county also drew C..Isbon, form
erly a resident o f Washington,, who
settled near Hillsboro on a five acre
tract requiroing an investment of
Klamath county reported the large-
est sale from the standpoint of
acres. Don Powers also from Wash
ington purchased sixty acres of
Minnesota contributed to the new
settler ranks of the state A. F. Rock
well who had already invested $6,-
000 in 28 acres in Washington coun
The advertising campaign launch
ed about the first o f November in
publications including 33 farm mag
azines and daily newspapers in Cal
ifornia, Texas, Florida and Middle
flood o f inquiries promising to keep
new settlers arriving in Oregon all
during the winter season, according
to W. G. Ide, manager o f the de
S l a t . » m a n P a * * * * t * B eyond.
Uncle Joe Cannon is dead. Uncle
Joe was a great congressman, a
power, a dictator, a politician.
great man gone as all great men must
go. Like other great men he will sojn
be forgotten and never missed. So
it is with us mortals, few really
amount to much in the end. and the
world moves along just the same with
Santa Clause Time is here now. It
is here because Christmas season has
re:|ly opened. Various newspapers
from different cities are full of
Christmas suggestions and holiday
advertising. Store windows are being
decorated with toys and gifts. Christ
mas cards have been sold by the thou
sands and some Christmas shopping
is already taking place. Yes, Santa
Clause is sure coming and holiday
plans are being arranged. All we of
Southern Oregon lack is the snow
and sleigh bells. We wil have a good
Christmas without them.
of Fall and Winter
New Winter Coats $12.75 to $59.75
Smart Winter Dresses
$9.75 to $39.75
Consigned directly form our whole
salers at this store on the following
Tues. and Wed.
Nov. 30-Dec. 1
BRAVERY ON THE T R A IL
Distance lends enchantment. To
many towns and city dweler* the life
o f a ranger is one round of romantic