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CENTRAL POINT AMERICAN
Christmas Giving Is
The Community Supper
the Year’a Opportunity
Really Like Christmas
OSE stamped a sturdy oxford:
“Don't you dare say uguln you
have to give ut Christmas!”
Ellis Marsh grinned at his sister.
“All right. Where's the fuu?”
Hose sat down and explained: “II
jiou'U seen Joey uud ltetty Hoggs last
Christnius iu their play suits, that I
couldu't have given any other time of
year, without Mrs. Hoggs thinking it
was charity ! And w hat luck it was
1 could give Cousiu Eleanor a vase for
her car, when site's always taking me
out lu It."
“Hm—m. I might give old Bobby
Green something for his car. lie’s
saved me a lot of dull hours on the
train. I never could think of a way
to do him such u flavor."
Rose smiled a little triumphantly
and went on: "Then there are the
girls at school that I would lose touch
with If there were no Christmas. They
appreciate my little gifts and appre
ciate Christmas cards, I can tell you."
“Well, If you’re so clever, tell me
how to make It up to my stenographer
for keeping her late so many eve
“Bessie T Why, she'd be delighted
If you’d get her a new tyi>ewrlter.
That would eliminate overtime and
she could Veep up her night school
“Tip-top! And I’m going to give
the kid that caddied for me last sum
mer the club lie needs to round out
his golf set. Then—Well, first, let's
see that 'opportunity list’ you were
showing me."—Frances Grinstead.
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jT/ie Mistletoe Bough;
UR grandmother used to sing Sing Heigh-Ho! Unto
The Christmas Holly
the old English ballad about the
mistletoe that hung on the
castle wall and the “baron’s retainers,"
who so blithely kept the Christmas
holiday and the young bride who,
weary of dancing, cri'M», “Tarry a mo
ment, I’ll hide, I’ll hide!" We young
sters listened breathlessly and
saucer-eyed as the story progressed
\ and the lovely lady crept Into the
cheat with the secret lock that went
“snap” after she was Inside—the Joy
ful company seeing her never again.
We were thrilled to our very souls!
And then the tragic ending when her
skeleton was found fifty years aft
erward, was almost more than our
young, tender hearts could bear and.
after each singing, we wept copious
ly. It Is said that this quaint ballad
was based upon a true story.
The mistletoe, lovely emblem of
Yule, figured In song and story long
before Christianity existed. English
people, In particular, have woven
many romantic myths centering In
this Interesting piant whose misty
baauty and manner of growth lend
themselves fittingly as themes for
tales and legends. England Is the
true home of the mistletoe. In fact.
Its very name comes from the Anglo-
Saxon. mistletan. In which “tan”
means twig and “mlstle," probably,
mist. In the sense of fog, or gloom,
because of the plant’s prominence la
the dark season of the year.
There are 76 species of mistletoe,
our favorite Christmas decoration,
and every one Is parasitical.—Frances
HESE community suppers are
Rhl/ always so stupid!“ declared
a pretty girl to a small
group around her. “I wish we could
put some pep and fun Into this one
and give the people a good time. Some
thing really like Christmas, and not
The others locked dubious and
scratched their heads. “What’ll we
do?” they asked.
“I know!" declared the pretty girt
"Just got the Idea. Now, listen every
one! Why not imitate the way they
used to do in olden tiroes? A min
strel In the gallery, lots of minstrels!
Singing and playing on horns and
things 1 Hide them by screens cov
ered with greens. Let the people get
seated at the tables, then all pipe up
with old songs every one knows. I>resa
the minstrels In gay colors. Then
have them come down the stairs sing
ing and playing. Let them wind
among the .tables. Have a Jester In
front Joking and making fun. A
real old English custom. It will help
a lot and give the diners a good
"And,” added another, fired with en
thusiasm, “red candles on the tables,
wreaths at all the windows, wait
resses with red ribbons about their
heads and a sprig of holly tucked over
“Not to mention," laughed a third,
"a dinner of roast turkey, cranberry
sauce, mashed potatoes, rolls, coffee
and mince pie!"
“Rlght-o!" said the rest
And so It was done. The very mer
riest community supper th»r wes ever
given In that town.--Patience Eden.
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jfNOTHINO quite so typifies the
j f x spirit of Christmas as a bough
of beautiful, glistening follaged
and scarlet-berried holly. Holly seems
the quintessence of Yule and should
and generally does occupy the placw
of honor In Christmas decorations.
There are states where the holly
Isn’t to be found In great abundance.
In some sectlotu of the South a
limited supply must be made to serve
the purpose. For profuse decorations
other greens fashioned from sprays
of Irish yew whose fan-like and lacy
foliage Is ideal for this use; and,
too, there are the beautiful, waxy
leaves from the magnolia as well as
But the holly bough, of course, of
all Christmas green Is the loveliest
and most popular, not only here but
In other lands and In France, In par
ticular, as Brittany grows It In quan
tities. The holly is of slow growth
and propagated by seed which do not
germinate until the second year. We
think of holly berries always as be
ing red, but some kinds bear yellow
fruit, some white, and others even
The holly has a commercial value
that Isn’t generally known. Its even-
grained and hard wood Is Ivory
white and Is used for Inlaying and as
an ebony substitute for teapot handles
and other articles, when stained. The
leaves are used In medicine.—Frances
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Somo Hubbies Are Brave
The girls game on Tuesday the 14,
which ended with a score of 17 to 20
in favor of the Central Point team,
proved to be fast and interesting.
From the first tip-off to the last
play, a hard struggle was carried on
between the teams, who were very
Those watching from the side
lines found themselevs either yelling
at the top of their voices, or danc
ing about, and beating the hair of
their neighbor with their hands.
The high school yelling section was
there in full force both in numbers
and showing of patriotism to the
The Grants Pass game, however,
was not scheduled, the first schedule
game will be played by girls, Junuary
14 with Pheonix.—Central Pointer.
A class meeting of the boys was
held December 16 to decide upon a
date for the game.
The wintery weather has also
brought its seige of colds, etc., to
members of the class. Among those
who have been absent are Nola Case-
beer und Louise RuhuerL—Central
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By C. E. Spence
C ertified Seed Potatoes
Th. re is a considerable demand
for certified seed potatoes and in
quiries come to the slate market
agent where such stock can be
bought. Many of the county agents
report there are no stocks in their
C entral Point
counties. W. B. Tucker, coungt agent
at Prineville, .reports that R. A. Rob
erts, S. D. Mustard and W. N. Seas-
man, all of Powell Butte, have a few
carloads for sale at $50 per ton, f.
o. b. Redmond. G. E. McDonald of
Goble and Jacob Rietala, Quincy, all
of Columbia county have standard
seed for sale that has passed two F. F. BURK—FOR AUTO TOPS
Opposite S. P. Depot
The boys basketball team opened field inspection.
the basketball season with a bang by
Skasp Industry $11,000,000
winning the first scheduled game of There are two million sheep in Ore MEDFORD TENT
the season, which was with Talent, by gon, the average clip is nine pounds
a score of 5 to 31.
and the annual return is $11,000,- Medford, Ore.
Talent made the first scoring but 000. This is an outsantding industry
Central Point soon followed suit and of the state. The finer wools com
in a short time had the lead. The prise about 25 per cent of the pro
Central Point boys did not warm to duction and they are shipped east,
the game until the second quarter. while the coarser wools are manu
Though several personals were factured in the northwest. The loss
called on both teams, none had to of sheep from coyotes and other ani
end defined In
leave the floor on that account. mals is large in eastern Oregon, east
However, during the last half Cen ern Washington and in Idaho, run
tral Point put in a part of the second ning as high as ten per cent in some
This is a good start toward th<
Paradoxical B ut T rue.
T he "Suprem e Authority "
championship, which is the aim of all A bountiful
crop of a valuable ag
high schools participating in athlet ricultural product
Hers arm a term nunptss i
rather than prosperity to the produ
A ir Council
cer these days. A half crop means
8. P. boot
more money and less labor. This fact
American Legion Blue Cross
SENIOR— Bertha Eicher, Evelyn ton localities of the south. In 1920
Hamilton, Donald Wilson, Virginia cotton was well controlled by the sell
Hathaway, Leota Reames and Harold ing agencies of the south, and the
I* IM at»rmhum
JUNIORS—Rose Stancliff, Mary
incouraged greater production
a/ M rrinf
Stanley, Howard Dietrich, Frances price
Parker, Theo von der He.llen, Vera down to 36 cents, and in 1925 five
Davis, Frances Johnson.
bales were carried over in the
SOPHOMORES—A d d i e C li ne, million
the market steady,
Nola Casebeer, Evelyn Heft,, Fern and when holding
Hathaway, Louise Bohnert.
FRESHMAN— Marion Caster, Ed
G a m (U m m 4 B lu fw p k lf irM illo— ry
of the year, the market
Cs« the Ass« 7— W rits far s asméis
ward Bolds, Elizabeth Scott, Loomis production
e se s of the W ar Word*, specim en e l
Davidson, Deborah P e il e, Louis price down to 13 cents. Now the
Regular sod ludia Hupara, FREE.
Strabue, Helen Croft, Hildegarde south is considering legislation to
Porter, Boberta Reames, Edna Thom compel curtailment of fifty per cent
Springfield, M m , U. 3 . A.
ason and Edna Wolff.
the merchants and bankers or
—Central Pointer and
ganizations are out to control future
productions by denying credit to
planters unless (hey ywill agree to
cut down the acreage and agree to
increase the acreage of food and feed
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The Central Point schools will re To shoot a projectile to the moon
ceive a prize which values will it would be necessary for it to have
amount to about $36. This prize was a velocity of seven miles a second.
given to all schools that sold two per The average big gun can give a speed
cent or more Christmas seals this
year than last.
Medford - Oregon
The Central Point schools have
taken in $65 in all which was the Try a classified ad in this papor.
most sold by any other school in the
county. The net prof.t of the Butte
Falls vs. Central Point basket ball
game was given to this fund.
The fifth grade sold $6.20 worth
of stamps which was the (largest
amount sold by any one grade.
C.P. vs. Talent High
C. P. Schools
Play Cast Selected
She—W tat were yoa thinking vt
“Mother, I thought Santa was go giving me tor Christmas, hubby?
ing to bring me a train and choo-choo He—I was thinking of some nice
warm woolen stockings, dear.
“Well, be did bring them to you,
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“Well, there’s papa’s, but where’s
First Christmas Trees
Christmas trees became popular la
the United States about tbe same
time that they were Introduced Into
Do you send or present state- Engtand. In England the first Christ
nts? Let the Central Point Ameri- mas trees were set up In tbe royal
of St. James at the time Queen
i print you some statements. Wt palace
Victoria married tbe prince consort.
nt anything except dollar billa In 1S40.
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j»ke Michigan is the only one of
Great Lakes lying wholly within
W ANT TO EXCHANGE
boundary of the United States.
Lumber to trade for four tons of
•nes of flying birds are hol- bailed hay. Cleveland Bros. Gold Hill
filled with air. thus combin- Oregon.
gth with lightness.
ManHfied ad in this paper. Read the advertisements.
News Notes From
State Market Agent
Are you going
to Buy or
After the tryouts on Thursday the
9th, the following cast wes selected.
Capt. Obadiah Skinner Donald Wilson
Lieut George Richmond, Ivan Skyr-
Richard HamiiU/u ........Gene Reames
Ferdinard Lighthead John Blackford
Nellie Richmond, Dorothy Watkins
Nellie Huntington, .. Leota Reames
Cornelia Skinner, .. Frances Parker
Nellie McIntyre....... Frances Johnson
The first real practice was held on
Tuesday evening the 21st and Mi«e
Blackburn, director, has announced
that there will he three regular prac
tices a week from now until the play
is given, sometime in January or
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SOPH BOYS TO PLAY GRADES
In the near future the Sophomore
basketball team will play the grade i
team. It has been rumored that the |
grades will put up a strong fight, con-1
sequently it seems that the Sopho- 1
mores will have to put somo time la
Wishing you all
a Merry Christmas
Prosperous New Year
Central Points Of agon