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IN THE LAND
ROGUE RIVER FLOWS
P O IN T O F B U S T
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CENTRAL POINT, JACKSON, COUNTY. OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1926
A REAL LIVE COMMERCIAL
BODY IS NEEDED HERE
The Lonely Old Lady's
Central Point needs a commercial ^ I T HE lonely old lady sat In the
body of some kind. That is a state V£i/ twilight as the evening star
looked In through the window
ment easily made: Just like saying
we need a cannery, or we need pay and wondered why she seemed so sad.
The star was bright enough that Christ
IGNORANCE AND IDLENESS ARE
rolls, or we need this, or we need
mas Eve to guide anyone to gladness,
that. It is easy to make statements but she who sut there did not appear
as to what we should do, and what to know It. There were yet a few
we need. But that is only the classic sparks amid the ashes of the hearth
way o f spreading fertilizer, which ex Are, and warmth had not wholly de
ercises does not always come so near parted from the room; there were
insuring a good harvest o f accom points of light in the muze of mem
ories that kept the past alive, and at
plishments as the kind the farmers
heurt the silent thinker was not cold;
With a Determination Any One Can spreads with a fork does o f insur but darkness was creeping over soli
ing a big crop o f spuds, or corn, or tude, and time was registering age,
Make Good in Farming in
and the old lady was lonely.
There was a picture on the wall
Point should have a real live organi o f one who hud been the strength and
Joy of earlier duys, but years had
zation o f some kind to keep the com
pussed over his grave in a distant
There is probably ten times as munity interest at and above par, land.
There were other pictures looking
much garden produce shipped into and to stimuate community develop
Jackson county as our home garden ment. It takes time, thought, sacri down upon her with young and happy
faces, hut they were pictures of chil
ers ship out. And yet the soil in d if fice, and enthusiasm to keep interest
dren who had blessed other homes,
feren t parts o f the Rogue river val
about to keep company with
ley is peculiarly adapted to the character, and the writer is not sure her dream children, and reminding her
growth o f vegetables.
now again that she had none.
town are willing to keep such an or
So the star might have known that
The main consideration in enter
ganization alive and pepped up for there was reason for pensiveness as
ing this business are the proper soil
any worthwhile proposition that may It tried to penetrnte the gathering
and a good water supply. Those in
gloom and the mystery. But whether
terested should decide what they
It learned the secret or not, It wit
Really, are we?
anwt to raise and then select land
nessed as It watched, a light in the dim
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room. For she hud tuken from a port
adapted to i t
folio her most precious possession, uud
Good garden land, with irrigation
MAN VISITS CITY she was smiling upon It. It was an
rights, costa from $300 to $500 an
old valentine, the last that she had
acre. Ten acres are plenty fo r one
Tuesday W alter Sutton, .one o f received from him who had never re
man and his family to look after, and
It was Inscribed "To My
Oregon’s pioneer newspaper men,
Valentine.” Upon It sat Cupid, in a
on this small tract a good living can
who lives in Port Orford, called at wreath of forget-me-nots, holding a
be made if the owner is willing to
the News office and related consid high pyramid of large roses over a
work and knows his business. Ignor
erable history, especially as regards large, circular spider web, with two
ance and idleness are poor assets on
newspapering on the shores o f the hearts entangled In I t !
a market garden.
The star must have recognized that
There is a constant local demand
It was shining upon the deathlessness
Mr. Sutton, who has fairly good of love, and helping it to share the
fo r all the stu ff that is raised here.
f o r one far advanced in years, Christmas fellowship and cheer.—
Klamath county and the northern
the newspaper game in Jack Christopher G. Hazard.
counties o f California buy many o f
((g), 1926, W e stern N e w s p a p e r U n io n .)
Oregon, and in 1869-70 was
their vegetables from us.
Local wholesale prices on potatoes
and other vegetables shipped here at Portland. He launched the Port
ar the same as paid in Portland, plus Orford Tribune in 1876 which he
conducted until 1882, when he start
THE DAY OF DAYS
While nearly all kinds o f vege ed the Gold Beach Gazette, later sell
tables thrive here to advantage, the ing that publication to the late R.
V | \ IM G o a t a lu d b o lls a r r o s s I k ,
e a r t h — t ' b r l a t i n a * hna r o m o
principal crops are watermelons, D. Hume. Taking hold o f the Tribune
ag ain !
Itln g oat th r glad
canteloupes, tomatoes, onions, pota again in 1892 he continued its publi
t l d l a g a f r o n t In nd to l o a d , f r o m
a h o r r to a b o r r l a g o a l s o f s o a a d -
toes and lettuce. These do especially
I n g Joy. l a r r n a h l n g s t r a i n s o f
well when planted in soil suited fo r Walter Riley, taking the paper back
ta m a lta o u s w elcom e. C h ristm as!
t b r d a r o f d a | i ! h as r o m o t o
their natural requirements.
gla dd on
Sweet corn is also a profitable Hardy Stewart, who ran it fo r 16
ag a in , to b rin g rack and e v e r y
crop, the gardener getting from 25
o a o a f a s nota h o po s a d n o w
f a i t h . (I T b o o ld an d tb o r » a h g .
to 30 cents a dozen fo r his product. years ago.
th e g r a v e an d t h r g a r , l o o k f o r
In 1885 Mr. Sutton was a member
One big advantage o f gardening in
It s r o m l n g w i t h t h r s a m e e a g e r
ness s a d d e lig h t , w it h (h e s a m e
Jackson county is our long season,
r o n l d r n r r sa d optim ism . F o r w e
beginning about February 1 and con time he had served as county clerk.
n e v e r g r o w too old to r a tr h the
m essage o f C h rlstm sst ra rh r e a r
tinuing until very late in the Fall. A fte r a long and eventful career Mr.
b a t adela t a t h r d e l i g h t
Tomatoes have been picked from the Sutton is enjoying himself at his
w h l e h w e g r e e t It. 1 P e r h a p s , as
tittle c h ild ren this d e lig h t m a n i
vines here as late as Thanksgiving home in Port Orford, and during the
fested Its e lf m ore p la la lr , ret.
day, but this is a little later than visit to the News he stated that
It w a e n o t as d e e p , as h e a r t f e l t ,
Hardy Stewart, former publisher o f
as t h a t w h l e h r o m e a as w e g r o w
usual fo r tomatoes.
o l d e r , f o r r a r h C h r i s t m a s has
The writer asked a successful gar the Tribune, is now instructor in the
ad ded n a t o I t s e l f so m a a r d e a r
as s oc iations , so m a a r p rec iou s
dener what the prospects were for
fornia.— Port Orford News.
m e m o r i e s t h a t w e Mad o a r s e l v e s
entering this business, and he said;
treasu rin g
the d o r
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“ A god gardener, with good soil
nacre • • t h e r e a r s g e h r . H T h e
Service Is Main Slay
to work, can make money here, but
a lazy man on poor soil can’t.
make money out o f vegetables a man
has to take o f f his coat and pitch
in. He has to raise good stu ff adn
deliver it in good shape, and in ad
dition has to play a fair game with
the public and give folks a square
O f course, our climate, our scen
ery, our schools and our healthful
surroundings make thia country an
especially inviting place fo r any one
to locate who wants to come here
and go into market gardening. I t ’s
a fine things to be happy while you
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Mr. and Mrs. A. Burger and his
son and w ife arrived in Central
Point Saturday coming here from
Pinchercreek, Alberta, Canada.
the present time they are visiting at
the home o f A. L. Burger and are
now looking fo r a place to locate.
W H AT YOUR JOB IS WORTH
I f your job pays you $100 per
month, it’s worth $20,000.
amount o f money invested at 6 per
cent, not a low rate by any means,
would pay you no more than there
wages. I f you draw down $125 c
month, it’s equal to a $25,000 invest
A man with a capital o f
$50,000 is regarded as pretty well o ff
even in this day and age, but even
that amount wouldn’t return him a
cent more than $250 a month.— Ex.
l e v e e f those arou nd o a r o w n
h o m e and h e a r t h , th e h i n d r e
m e m b r a n c e an d g o a d w i s h e s e f
e a r f r i e n d s , t h e h o st o f s w e e t ,
an f o r g e t t a b le
th in gs
e a rs at th is lim e m a h ra C h ris t
m a s s t a n d e a t In o a r m e m o r i e s
as a d a r Of h a p p l a e o o u n t o l d .
*] L e t t h e g l a d b e l l s p e a l t h e i r
tid in gs
l a r — lei
h o llr
m istletoe h on g e v e r r w h e re — let
m e r r i m e n t e n d t h a n k s g i v i n g an d
fe a s t in g p rev a il— fo r C hristm as
a g a i n !— K a t h e r i n e
K delm sa.
iffi. 1*1«. W eetefn N o w ip s v - r Union
Lose* Ford Car.
Handicaped by the fact that he
is not familiar with the license or
are thus far unsuccessful in the re
covery o f a Ford roadster stolen
last night from
Gleason o f Central Point, well
known southern Oregon racing dri
ver who has appeared numerous
times on the county fa ir grounds
speedway, often taking first and
The roadster was
A new creamery is being establi second places.
equipped with a special axle and was
shed at Ashland. Ashland is keeping
well supplied with numerous extras.
up with other southern Oregon in
its march o f progreaa.
Locate Normal School.
AIR BUBBLE IS PUNCTURED
Rumors intended That Great
velopments of Harbor
Crescent C ity’s boom caused by
rumors that the Navy Department
intended some great* development in
its harbor has followed in the wake
o f numberless other boom stories o f
Fot several issues the Del Norte
Triplicate lias carried large scare
stories to the genera? e ffe c t that the
Navy intended to establish a sub
marine and aeronautics base at Cres
cent City. This newspaper was not
to blame, however, as such rumors
were flying thick and fast up and
down the whole Pacific Coast and
inquiries from San Francisco, San
Diego and Puget Sound, as well as
from Crescent City, flooded the
Navy department fo r a few days.
The rumors are groundless as the
department has no intention o f es
tablishing any sort o f a bas at Cres
cent City. It does maintain a radio
beacon at Point St. George, about
eight miles from Crescent City, but
this is as fa r as the department in
tends to go in the way o f develop
ment along the northern California
coast fo r many years to come.
Denials o f the Crescent City ru
mors were made by the secretary’s
office, by Admiral Eberle, chief o f
naval operations, and members o f
O f course, i f war should come in
the Pacific, that is another story al
together, but then the entire Pacific
coast would buzz with activity.—
San Francisco Chronicle.
SPONSIBILITY TO PASS BILL
Construction of Urrakwater Certain
Next Year; Linked to Local Rail
According to a special dispatch to
the Morning Oregonian, construction
o f 800 feet o f the Crescent City,
Cal., breakwater “ hus been virtually
answered by approval today by the
army board o f engineers at Washing
ton, D. C., o f the appropriation o f
$710,000 asked fo r the coming year.”
“ Senator C. L. McNary o f Oregon
today told Mayor Best, Josephine
county delegate to the capital, that
he would assume responsibility fo r
the passage o f the bill in congress,"
the dispatch states.
“ It has been signed by the rivers
and harbors committee, the war de
partment, the commerce department
und'by the senate floor committee.
“ Tw o projects have been con.
sidcred. It is believed thnt the one
to make the Crescent City harbor qne
o f refuge has been approved. This,
it is understood has had the approval
o f the wur department, following de
NICE CHRISTMAS LETTER
cision to establish a naval air base in
Lake Earl, a few miles south o f
State Chamber and Land Settlement Crescent City.
Appreciate* Work Done.
Oregon Satte Chamber o f Commerce
Dec. 20, 1926
Central Point, Oregon,
The Oregon State Chamber o f
Commerce and the I.and Settlement
department o f the Portland Chamber
o f Commerce extend to you greetings
o f the season and want to express
their appreciation o f the part you
have taken in the upbuilding o f Ore
gon during the current year.
The year 1926 has made history
fo r Oregon. Production, shipping and
industrial records have been broken.
In other activities that are baro
meters o f business, great progress
has been made, not because o f any
unusual conditions, but fo r the rea
son that a new spirit has permeated
the entrfe state, created largely, we
believe, b ythe active cooperation o f
the press o f the state in their support'
o f the development work o f their
local organisations and in a larger
way, the state-wide upbuilding pro
W e are particularly pleased and
appreciate o f your helpfulness in
land settlement activities and we
have been greatly heiped by your
support in bringing to Oregon more
new people and new capital.
This forward-looking policy prom
ises much for 1927. Yours very truly,
W. G. IDE, Manager
Podoffice to Open.
It has been decided to build the
Postmaster Guy Tex announces
Eastern Oregon State Normal school
that the delivery window o f the Cen
at La Grande— a good decision.
tral Point postoffice will be open be
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A white Christmas this year, if tween the hours o f 4 and 5 p. m. for
you look toward the nearby hills on the delivery o f Christmas parcels on
Saturday, December 25.
all sides o f us.
carriers will be there to serve all
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The American wishes n.l o f its rural patrons who are expecting
readers the best o f se an son’s greet parcela No other postal work will be
j ing, a Merry Christmas.
done at that time.
Maybe the reason more women are
| Never lend money to a man with
a poor memory— and never borrow 'n o t serving on juries is that they had
from one whose memory if too good- rather talk than listen.
“ Construction o f the harbor at
Crescent City will furnish outlet for
the products o f southern Oregon and
Clark, railroad promoter, is at pres
ent at work on a plan to build a
railroad between Grants Pass ana
Crescent City, but nothing definite as
to his connections has been giver
out. It is believed here that? he is ui
Students Return Home.
Central Point students who have
been attending colleges in the stntq
and other places o f learning, who
have returned home fo r Christmas
vacation from the state university
are: Forrest Pickett, Malcolm “ Bus
ter” Brown, John Bohnert, C lifford
Boswell and Herbert Harris, all stu
dents at the Oregon Agricultural col
lege. Everett Faber o f Willamette
university, Calem, and Wilma Sheley
o f the Southern Oregon State N or
mal, Ashland. Bernice Burger, who is
attending the Bible Institute at Los
Angeles arrived last Saturday and
Laurna Hamrick and Leolla Mease I -
grave, who are also attending the
same school, are expected home the
latter part o f this week.
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Local Stores Combine to Help Soota
The Gateway and Central Point
serivee stations and Fhber’s store are
combining Saturday to play Santa
Claus to all children o f Central Point
and surrounding community who ap
pear at either o f the service stations
accompanied by their parents or
What is in store fo r the kiddies
is unknown to us at thia time, but
we are sure that whatever it is, will
i tickle the little youngsters.
The two service stations will con
tinue their g ift giving fo r both Fri
day and Saturday, so it will pay to
U there with Da or Mother.