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CENTRAL POINT, JACKSON, COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1926
DROWNS IN CREEK
FARM ERS HERE REJOICE
Heavy Rain* in Valley Soak Ground
to Comiderbale Depth.
IS FIRST GLASS
TURKEY DAY IS STRAWBERRY
were an added delicacy and dessert
It doesn’t storm in the Rogue river
in one Rogue river valley home for
valley. W e don’t get much rain in
Thanksgiving dinner. Those enjoy
FOUR-YEAR OLD GIRL IS LOST southern Oregon or Jackson county, MANY FARMERS HAVE PRIVATE
ing the pleasure were Mr. and Mrs. GLENDALE N E W S
hut, this week, it made up fo r lost
L. H. Smith and the form er’s mother,
W ATER RIGHTS
time. It didn’t rain any “ mist” it
Mrs. L. H. Smith.
poured down real, wet water by
The berries, red ripe and delicious
inches a day. Certainly worth a mil
were picked Thanksgiving morning
lion and the yea f 1927 will be a rec
on the Smith farm a short distance
west o f Central Point. The Smith
Many Creeks Used
Two Children Saved
The Central Point American build
seive and water
stood on our floor a ninch deep. For
two days we were unable to work or
turn on the juice. It made it bad for
Wagon Used to Ford Creek Is Over ing leaked like a
turned in Antelope Creek
farm is given over largely to grow
Five System* of Irrigation in Coun ing strawberries and some o f the Paper Will Move To Crescent City,
ty Supply Water to About 40,-
000 Acres of Land.
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There are fiv e systems o f irriga
COPCO PREFERRED STOCK
Four-year-old Lena Kurtz, daugh
in the county, supplying water
IS GOING RAPIDLY
ter o f Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Kurtz, o f
Antelope, drowned i n Antelope
Medford, Or., Dec. 1, 1926
creek Tuesday afternoon, when the
“ Investors who wishto secure Cop
entire in m i; were thrown in the
co preferred stock before the supply
waters by the overturning o f the
is exhausted will have to act quick
wagon in which they were fording
ly,” stated D. G. Tyree, head o f the
Copco investment department today.
The mother, according to the “ With only a small portion o f the
coroner’s o ffice was able to save two original million dollar issue le ft it
o f the children when tossed into the begins to look as i f the entire allot
raging torrent, leaving Lena, to be ment will be not only sold out but
swept down the stream, which in its over subscribed before January 1.
normal flow is not much larger than Subscriptions will be accepted in the
a good sized brook. The fam ily had order o f their receipt by the Invest
just returned from
Medford by ment department and any amounts
automobile and were forced to use paid in after the issue is sold out
the horse and wagon to get from will be returned to subscribers.”
the fam ily garage to the house,
separated by the creek, which is was
thought could be easily forded by
the slower meanc o f travel.
Mr. Kurtz, g rie f stricken, is re
garded the hero o f the accident hav
ing rescued his w ife, who held one
child under each arm, from death.
Lena was forgotten in the confusion.
The creek was over five feet deep
at the point it was to have been
forded and today the buggy was
nearly submerged. It was pulled out
by means o f a rope. Pieces o f the
harness were found a mile or more
down stream and the single-tree was
located lodged in some brush.
The body o f the little girl was not
about two dozen neighbors worked
untiringly in the search.
Everybody is welcome to the Par
ent Teachers association meeting to
be held Friday, December 3, 1926 at
3:30 p. m. in the Central Point high
school. Wouldn’t it be splendid if
every member would some and bring
a friend? Service and song fo r the
child welfare. A short business meet
ing will be o f interest to all. Mr. H.
P. Jewett will give a short talk on
Par lamentary law.
program has been arranged by Mr.
B. Sanderson: Chorus, pupils o f the
fth grade; “ Family Unity”
Lawrence o f Medford; vocal selection
by Mrs. Howard Hill, fun and re
freshments, mothers, 3rd grade.
Miss Rose Neal has very efficient
ly assisted at the Weaver store dur
ing the absence o f Mr. and Mrs.
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Institute in Medford.
Susanne Homes Carter, county
school superintendent, has called a
local institute fo r grade teachers, to
be held next Saturday, December 4,
opening at 9:30 in the morning in
the Junior high school in Medford.
There will be discussion o f objective
testa, presentation o f work in spell
ing and reading, and reports on some
matters just now o f especial import
ance to teachers. Among those on the
program will be Superintendent E. H.
Hedrick o f the Medford schools;
more, state club leader. Miss Trotter
and other* from the Southern Ore
gon Normal school faculty.
Prints L astjIssu e
to about 40,000 acres o f land. In
vested in these systems are several
millions o f dollars. Back East the
farmer hopes and perhaps prays for
rain, while out here we have moisture
on tap whenever needed.
W have many creeks and rivers
from which to draw our supplies o f
water, and these resources or supply
are considered the best in the state.
Besides these public irrigation sys
tems, many farmers have private
water rights o f their own, getting
their supply from creeks near at hand
Four vital factors are involved in
growing crops. They are soil, warmth,
moisture and muscle. Jackson county
supplies the first three. I f you will
come here with a reasonable degree
o f muscle and a willingness to hitch
it up with out soil, warmth and
water, things will surely come your
hardier vines o f the Everbearing
variety have been producing quite
prolifically ever since early fall.
The Central Point American has
previously stated that a new east
and west railroad to Crescent City,
going through the Rogue river val
ley, would, in all probability, hit
Central Point. We reason it that way
on account o f the directness o f the
route, the good grade, plenty o f yard
room here and the important fact
that this point is practically a suburb
o f Medford.
The following c l i p p e d
strengthens our forcast:
"Interest in the railroad situation
o f southern Oregon has begn in
creased by the appearance o f an ad
vertisement in the November 20 is
sue o f the Pacific Builder ond En
gineer o f Seattle, calling fo r bids
for the construction o f 125 mils o f
standard guage railroad from Cres
cent Ctiy to Klamath Falls.
“ Construction, the advertisement
states, will begin in six months and
the proposed road will cost in the
neighborhood o f $10,000,000.
"The road, if ever constructed,
would be routed from Crescent City
— a seaport— to Grants Pass, south
from Grants Pass By common use
over the Southern Pacific to a point
near Medford and then east through
a Cascade mountain pass to Klamath
Falls, the report states. The Owen-
Oregon railroad gives this outlet.
“ The advertisement states that S.
Steward Clarke has made applica
tion fo r a city franchise with the
Crescent City council and that i f the
franchise is granted work will begin
late next spring. It states that all
preliminary surveys have been com
pleted and approved.
“ Purpose o f the road is not only
to tap timber on the Coast range and
Cascade range, but also to provide
shipping points between
City and Klamath Falls with a sea
Various other residents o f the
valley report strawberries blooming
and ripening, but so far as reported
Glendale News at journey’s end;
L.e Smith fam ily at Central Point inability o f this community to sup
are the only ones securing a quanti port newspaper makes it unprofitable
ty at one picking sufficient for to stay. This is our last issue.
The above head tells the story
Strawberries ripening at a season o f the suspension o f the Glendale
when Christmas toys and merchan News.
Sad indeed, is the predica
dise are being displayed in stores and ment o f a town without a newspaper.
shops is a favorable climatic condi The neighboring towns will hereafter
tion not prevailing in many districts. get the business, publicity and good
name. Poor Glendule. The News for
lack o f support was compelled to
Gentleness and cheerfulness, these quit, to stop— in other words failed.
come before all morality; they are It isn’t the editor who failed, but the
the prfet dutis. I f your morals say town. And still the Glendule News
“ give them up,” fo r they may be all was carrying
you have; but conceal them like a than the Central Point American
vice, yest they should spoil the lives does. Here is what that paper says:
o f better and simpler peolpe.—
“ With this issue o f the Glendale
Robert Louis Stevenson.
News ih t paper will cease publica
tion a fter a continuous existence o f
MAIN TOPIC HERE
Why be satisfied in a location
the uncertainty o f rain is a
Why not come
PAPER GIVES STORY.
where you make your own rain when
ever the soil calls fo r it?— County
Say* Project Will Cost Ten Million;
Construction of 125 Miles Stand
ard Guage Raid Is Aim.
California Will it Will
more than twenty-four years. This
newspaper, though almost a quarter
o f a century old, paid better divi
dends to its owners twenty years ago
than it does today; and though it
has not been paying its present own
IN er wages from the time he purchased
it, in June, 1925, he has managed
to keep it going and to hope for
The Average Production of Wheat
Bought and Sold from time to time
Per Acre Is Higher Than Else
the Glendale News has been kept on
Several stitches were necessary to
where in Oregon.
its feet and serving the community
Tire Iron Causes Injury.
close a laceration Merle Kindle, well
known Central Point service station
proprietor received Tuesday fo re
noon when a tire iron struck him
above the right eye, a fter having
flown out o f his hand while putting
a tire an a rim. He was rendered un
conscious fo r a few moments as a
result o f the blow, but is reported
to be recovered from the effect.
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Leon (D ock) Boomer returned to
Central Point on Wednesday o f last
week, a fter having been away fo r
some four or five months.
first called to Canada to the bedside
o f hL step-father, Mr. Linbeck, last
July, and after this gentleman’s re
covery, Dock took a spin about the
country with a party o f friend, reach
ing as far south as El Paso, Texas,
and Los Angeles. Docq says things
look pretty fine in many parts o f
the country he visited, but “ Oregon
is good enough for me.”
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Leon Boomer and Earl Weaver
were business visitors in Medford on
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Kohler re
turned Wednesday from
where they had spent the past week.
Mr*. W ill Hansen o f Medford
visited Mrs. E. E. Icott o f this city
Mias Christina Richardson is home
from Portland fo r a few weeks visit
with her , arerts.
Mr. and Mrs. Buchler o f Tolo were
Sunday guests at the Joe Stevens
Smith o f
Point, has been visiting her mother,
Mrs. A. W. Walker o f this city.
in everything that was best. But
A ll cereals do well in Jackson today we find that it is no longer
county, excepting outs, which do profitable to continue the publica
fairly well. The average production tion. and so we are moving to what
o f wheat per acre is higher than else we think a much better field and
where in Oregon.
While the warm better propects. So with this issue
period in this section is rather short o f the paper the curtain will be rung
and the nights cool, corn is extensive dowr.— the show is over and the
ly raised in the Rogue river valley. Glendale News will pass into history.
Varieties that mature quickly pro
On Friday o f this week the news
duce very satisfactory results.
paper plant will be loaded onto large
A lfa lfa thrives especially well, and trucks and together with the editor
many acres are devoted toits culture. his w ife and small son, will start fo r
Potatoes are a profitable crop to Crescent City, California, where a
raise, and yet we do not produce new newspaper will be established
more than a third o f our local re and called the "Crescent City Am
For our grain we get Portland
prices, plus freight charges.
T. M. Jones, form er minister and
Floor land close in to the cities
Central Point resident, now o f Corn
and towns is worth from $250 to
ing, Cal., occupied the pulpit at the
$350 an acre, while good land lying
church both morning and
a little further away can be bought
evening last Sunday. While not ac
fo r $50 an acre up. This land is part
tively engaged in the ministry fo r the
timber and pasture.
past fifteen years, Mr. Jones’ mes
Right now there are real bargains
sages were very heartily enjoyed by
in Jackson county farm land.
his form er friends and asquaintances
some cases the improvements alone
as well as by those who have become
are worth the price asked.
residents here since his departure.
The tendency here is more and
more in the direction o f small farms
o f 15 to 3 Oacres, intensively cuti-
Roy A. Weaver o f Hilt, California
vaf od and devoted to small fruits and spent Thanksgiving at home with his
vegetables. On these smaller farms parents, who had returned home the
cows, hogs and chickens can be previous evening.
profitably raised, and thus supply the
owner something to do and some
R. H. Paxon, local druggist, wl
thing to sell every month o f the
took sick some time ago is much ii
proved. He is out and will soon I
Red raspberries are one o f the
able to be around the store.
most profitable things to grow on ■
these small farms, with straw ^rries
Do your Xmas shopping and every
a close second choice. Jackson coun
shopping, with firms asking
ty strawberries are noted fo r their
business. Read their ads. fo r
exceptional keeping qualities.
Any man who will specialize In prices and bargains. I f there are no
some small fruit or vegetable can ads. in the Central Point American
make a fine liivng.
The soil and I then read the ads in some other
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