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"'CENTRAL POINT AMERICAN
CENTRAL POINT AMERICAN
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PAUL ROBINSON, Editor and Publisher
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COUNT Yr S WEEKLY
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1926
K D I T O R 1 A L
W H IC H IS T H E G R E A T E S T
C R IM E
that a man has he may lose.
flies away fro mhim, perhaps when
he needs it most. A man’s reputa
tion may be sacrificed in a moment
of ill-considered action.
ple who are prone to fall on their
knees to do us honor when success
is with us may be the first to throw
stores of malice when failure set
tles its clouds upon our heads. The
one absolutely unselfish friend that
man can have in this selfish world,
the one that never deserts him, the
one that never proves ungrateful or
treacherous, is his dog.
“Gentlemen of the jury, a man’s
dog stands by him in prosperity and
in poverty, in health and sickness.
He will sleep on the cold ground,
where the wintry winds blow and the
sno wdrives fiercely, if only he may
be n< sr his master’s Bide.
kis3 the hand that has no food to
offer, he will lick the wounds and
sores that come in encounter with
the roughness of the world.
guards the sleep of his pauper mast
er as if he were a Prince. When all
other friends desert, he remains.
When riches take wings and reputa
tion falls to pieces, he is as constant
in his love as the sun in its journey
through the heavens. If misfortune
drives the master forth an outcast
in the world, friendles and homeless
the faithful dog asks no higher
privilege than that of accompanying
him, to guard agaist danger, to
fight against his enemies, and when
the last scene of all comes, and
death takes the master in its em
brace, and his body is laid away in
the cold ground, no matter if all
other friends pursue their way, there
by yhis graveside will the noble dog
be found, his head between his paws
his eyes sad but open in alert watch
fulness, faithful and true even to
Even if the dogs were not entitled
to consideration, the owners of the
dogs are. We believe, as do others,
that some action should be taken im
mediately to find out who is respon
sible for the poisoning and to fol
low it up with prosecution of the
guilty parties.—Rogue River Courier.
For years, dog poisoners have gone
their way unmolested in Grants Pass.
They have thrown out their poison
ed meat where dogs and children
might pick it up indiscriminately.
There has never been an arrest for
this crime, by which hundreds of
dogs have been killed in this com
munity. There has never, as far as
The Courier knows, been any investi
gation as to who is responsible for
the wholesale dog destruction.
surely would not have been diffi
cult to have ascertained, at various
times, who was using the poison.
During the past year thousands of
dollars have been collected in li
quor and for traffic violations in the
city. Let a man turn a corner wrong
or be suspected of having a drink
of hard cider in his home and he
was haled immediately before the
judge. They are crimes, assuredly,
and apprehension of the guilty part
ies is a duty of the police, but which
of these three, poisoning of dogs,
cutting a corner or getting intoxicat
ed, is the greatest crime? The dog
owner and the man who believes that
this friend of man has some humane
rights will say that the tossing out
of poison is a gar greater offense
than either of the other two.
Owners of dogs in Josephine*coun
ty pa ya license on their dogs. This
license should certainly entitle them
to some protection for the animals.
If some one steals an automobile, or
any other article of va^ue, there is
a great uproar, but let some person
devoid of all humane instincts, kill
a dog by poisoning and official in
activity is marked.
There has recently come to the
Courier a very fine eulogy of the
dog, rendered by Senator George
Vest before a Missouri jury, hearing
the case of a man tried for shoot
ing a neighbor’s dog. The sentiment
is that held by many local do;; fan
“The best friend a man has in the
world may turn against him and be
come his enemy. His son or his daugh
ter that he has reared with loving
A N O TH ER OREGON A SSET
care may prove ungrateful.
who are nearest and dearest to us,
Push, pep and sticktoitiveness ac
those whom we trust with our happi
ness and our good name, may become complishes the seemingly impossible.
traitors to their faith. The money A strong commercial organization
DID YOU EVER STOP TO THINK
By E. R. W aite, Secretary
Shawnee, Okla., Board of Commerce
THAT every business man knows that in
this day and a£e a Chamber of Commerce
is organized for the purpose of looking after
the affairs of a community.
THAT individuals cannot do it— each
individual has his own affairs to take care
That experience has shown and proven
that an organization composed of all the
business men to act on behalf and for the
general interest of all, brings results.
THAT its membership should be as
large as the intent and purpose of such a
body is to add to the profit and prosperity
THAT Chambers of Commerce are busi
ness bodies and they will, when properly
conducted and supported increase tne gross
business of a city.
THAT in order to make a city greater and
to increase the prosperity of a communi
ty, every citizen m proportion to his means
should support this organization.
THAT in union there is strength, and a
union of all the people of a city, in a work
for the whole people- always proves most
The business man who refuses to contri
bute his small mite of time and money to
carry on this work which benefits him, is
indeed a sorry apology for a man.
backing any enterprise with its con stores with bills hanging over his says Good Hardware, that when his
fidence, good will and work, will win head. He is haunted and searched purse is invested in industries, the
in any well generated effort. Boost for every day to pay his Christmas laborer becomes capitalistic in his
ers with backing make town. These debts, and by the time he gets the leanings. Many investors in industry
combinations are winning in the Wil last dollar paid it is the Fourth of are at the same time workers. Hun
lamette valley as far as the flax in July and more cry for foolish dreds of thousands of laboring men
dustry is concerned.
are, by virtue of that fact, now cap
Some day this Oregon valley will
Christmas is here, the day of good italists themselves.
be known all over the world as the cheer. Peace on earth, if r.e can
Get workers to invest their savings
flax center of America. Other locali
the enterprise that employs them,
find it, and good will toward men.
ties can do as much in other fields,
labor soon changes its viewpoint.
So why not make the best of it
lines and endeavorrf—if they had the
push, pep, backing, boosting spirit and join with the laughing, jolly
LO G IC A L T H O U G H T
and will. With all the advantages and throng.
necessities named it takes, oftimes
Mr. New Wed—“Darling, this liver
■ Seems to be considerable contro certainly tastes queer?”
The flax business is nearing a head versy over the difficulties encount
Mrs. New Wed—“Oh, that's be-
at last and a $3,000,000 company is
a w u u i.c u » o m e u v e r p m s v> i Wl
being organized to carry the enter
It looked so sick when I
prise to completion.
package that I thought
The leaders in this company are Portland, via Medford and Eugene. they would help it out.”
winners in everything they undertake There is some talk of changing the
and they are Oregon men. Mr. Rob route to avoid fogs. We don’t believe
“ Billy” Sunday wants to run for
inson of Aurora, in the center of the the fogs and clouds would be much
flax territory, is a man who gets less, east of the present route a faw president in ’28, as a "dry candidate"
what he goes after. Dr. B. F. Giesy, miles, and the blizzards and snow His fbllowers want to adopt as a
who is head of the Aurora bank is east would be worse. What advantage national drink, sweet cider. Suppose
a man to be relied upon.
Arthur is the air mail landing to a city any campaign song will be “Sucking Ci
Krouse also in the company of or way. Our monthly duns can reach us der Through a Straw.”
ganizers is one of the squarest men fast enough by train, so we will not
in business today. These men and worry if they discontinue the air
Pockets look flat since the Christ
others have worked hard and stren- ships
mas buying, but look a* the fun we
ious for many moonq on the flax
problem. They have repeatedly asked
We received the first copy of the
for, and received, aid from commer new paper, the Crescent City Am
Watch the old year out, but dont'
cial organizations of their own town erican this week.
The editor and watch it through a tipped bottle, or
as well as from other nearby cities. owner is Howard F. Griffin, who re
Their works are now being rewarded cently moved his plant from Glen you are liable to go out with the
and good, old, loyal, but sleepy, Au dale, on account of little patronage year.
rora will be a busy little city with at Glendale. The Crescent City Am
Happy New Year! If it is happy
the largest flax mills and linen mills erican is a better paper in appear
on the coast. Aurora’s day has ar ance, it carries considerable adver the prosperity part won't bother so
rived. May she realize on it soon and tising and the city is a busy one with much.
may she never falter or rest until lots of pep, ambition and optimism.
her biggest hopes have been realized. We predict success for the paper,
If high school students want prac
The Pacific Flax & Linen Mills the editor and the city. Recent de tice in mathmatics they can find
will be the biggest activity of its kind velopments, i.i spite of some opposi many opportunities with the neigh
in the west. The plan calls for several tion, indicate that Crescent City is bors income tax blanks.
scutching mill and there will prob headed for a big sea port, rail and
ably be located at Aurora, Eugene, sail city. Congress will now un
We hope the East enjoyed their
McMinnville and Albany.
Eastern doubtedly appropriate
the past two weeks. It was
capital is interested in the undertak amounts to begin at an early date the
for us right here, al
ing and an eastern man will prob deep harbor work so urgently and
about twenty de
ably be elected president, although persistently demanded.
the other officers and directors are
C A P IT A L A N D LA B O R .
Fire crackers will be prohibited on
The operations will not be con
We used to hear a great deal the Fourth of July and baby doll
fined to any particular section, but
to districts best adapted to the about the next war—that it would racks are not allowed on the fair
growth of flax, and as flax can be be a conflict between capital and la grounds.
grown throughout the entire Wil
lamette valley and parts of Wash line dividing capital and labor—but
Has Johnny destroyed his Christ
ington the ultimate scope of the that line iB disappearing.
mas toys yet?
company will be extensive.
There are now 3,500,000 people
Anybody got anything to trade
in the United States that hold stock
T H U S , OUR C H R IST M A S
in some sort of capitalistic enterprise for a spotted necktie?
There are 2,500,000 people holding
As styles, customs and countries bonds. We now have 36 labor banks
If Senator McNary ever gets •
change, so do habits, holidays and with resources of $126,000,000.
Farm Aid bill through successfully
history. In years gone by Christmas
It iB said that a man’s heart lies and satisfactory, what will he have
was observed on the 25th of Decem next to his purse. We assume then, thereafter for a campaign issue.
ber each year.
In these modern
times of advertising, excitement and
moonshine, Christmas is literally ob
served not only on the 25th of De
cember but fo ra week or two be-
W« wm Welcome You A* A !
for the arrival of the memorial day
of all days. Christmas, originally and
honestly, for centiiries was observed
as the day in memory of the birth
of Christ. In old-time, by-gone days
the occassion was the cause of
church services, singing of carrols,
Christmas calls, story telling, Bible
reading and the hanging on the
the night before, baby’s stocking to
be found on Christmas morning with
a big stick of candy in it, with, per
haps, a pair of mittens, and some
stringed popcorn. The lesson to be
taught the anxious offspring was the
story revival of the finding of the
infant Christ by the Wise Men and
their gifts to the newborn of myrtle
an djewels, in token of their love,
faith and belief.
Today the program has gradually
changed until Christmas is cele
brated for many days in advance
with band concerts, parades, boose
parties, gaudy dress, and an epi
demic of wild and reckless buying of
unnecessities. For weeks previous the
department stores advertise unheard
company u a
of bargains and give out bates that
the average money earner cannot re
sist. The wife and children become
as mild as a lamb two weeks before
You can ohrain a regular income £mm tn in-
Christmas. Daughter and son follow
vcmcDC io dm company—-dividends axe paid
dad from store to store with sug
rrgulady by check, every three mouths. „
gestions of what they would appre
ciate for Christmas. By the 26th of
You an start investing today 00 the con
that now fatal month, dad is as be
venient monthly investment plan with as tmall
wildered and crazy as a Charleston
a sum as
dancer trying to keep up with a jass
He vows he will not
spend a cent, but the pressure is
th e F acts A to m in vestm en t
so great that, day by day, he sneaks
from store to store buying this and
that and hiding it away. Near the
last day his cash is gone and he
seeks out a “dollar down and dollar
• week” A cre and wakes up on
Christmas morn with a jolly feeling,
a flat pockat book and a score of
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