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About Central Point American. (Central Point, Or.) 1925-1927 | View This Issue
C EN TR A L PO IN T AM ERICAN
JU S T IC E BY
The face value today o f th e th irty
covered a »period of five m onths
yearly, from Novem ber to April.
pieces o f silver m entioned in the
Bible is ab o u t $22.50.
Go Slow W ith Mint Raising.
/ 9 * UNT ELIZA had lived aloue for
M. D. A rm strong, sta te specialist
many y e a rs; her finances had
dwindled, and her health as
m an college of W ashington state,
It was Christmas Eve and as Aunt w arns farm ers not to go to fa s t with
Eliza returned from town with a few the m int acreage of the Pacific coast. The Tow n’s Christmas
little things that her scant purse could He says there are now m ore th an 40,-
Enjoyable A ffair
buy, h e r heart wus a little heavy, for 000 acres of m int acreage in th e U. T jf T W A S the town’s Idea. Of course
the winter wus before her und her
S. and very many m ore thousands of j J yon may say how absurd th at
strength wus fulling fust.
statem ent Is, th at a town cannot
on which it can be successfully
“I’m glad I got that knlfa for crip
an idea because a town is not
pled Jim ; he so enjoys catting out grow n, and advises grow ers “ n o t to a person.
those animals. Life Is w orth while so become too enthusiastic ab o u t this
But when many people In a town
long as we can give ethers pleasure, crop, as it is a very speculative busi
all have the same public-spirited feel
and there Is always some oue that we ness.” The m ark et fo r m int oil is
can help. I’ll read to blind Jane to lim ited, it being used chiefly for ings and interest in others, you can
morrow and th at will help her and me flavoring confections and in a few almost say th a t the town Itself Is
different from other towns—more gen
puss away the day. Tonight I must
more thoughtful—Just as you
try to think of some way th at 1 can
of a person.
earn money. Sister would help me If
So the town lined its streets with
she knew, so would the church ladles,
Christm as trees and lighted them with
C hristm as C om es
but I simply can’t tell anyone. Well,
the only way to be happy Is to make
Heads of families think It la remark twinkling lights.
And the town invited all the parents
some one else happy, so I'll take Jim able what a short time there Is be
and all the children from the s u r
my’s knife to him. God has never tween Christmases.
rounding countryside to come to the
forsaken me.” All this was going
any night during the week from
through Aunt Eliza’s mind.
T h e C hristm as T ree
Christm as to New Year’s when a con
As she opened the door she stood
It requires the sweet adaptability of
face to face with her only sister. She the child mind to enable Its recent ad cert of Christinas music was given
by the village baud, and when hot
was overcome with Joy.
mirers to revel In a bonfire made of the
soup and biscuits were served to every
“Oh, Eliza, all the children want for Christmas tree.
Christmas is you, and they sent me
And the town never enjoyed Itself
for you. We have a nice home next
Eat I t b y th e Ton
as much before.—Mary Graham Bon
to ours, for you. We will sta rt to
Twelve hundred tons of plum pud ner.
night so we can get there for dinner
((& 1921. W M ttrn Newspaper Union.)
tomorrow. You shall never feel lone ding are consumed In London at
Eliza continues to believe that mak
S ta rt D a y E a rly
ing others happy brings happiness.—
Emily Burks Adams.
In Finland It Is a custom to attend
( & t i l l . W « u te r i! N . w . p . p . r U n i o n . )
church services at five o’clock on
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M aking Other» H appy
W ill Bring Happine»»
H A S N E V E R B E E N DONE
Within Short Range
Lake 1« in C r a te r N ational F o r e s t—
W a te r I t Bluer T han Any O th e r
Blue E ver Seen.
Nobody ever did justice to C rater
Lake with ink and paper, and no
body ever will. Like the Grand Can-
yonyon, it ¡8 bigger than the E n
The eye only can
grasp its colossal splendor, its vivid
colors and its wondorous beauty.
Somehow or other, N ature appears
to have taken a dorm ant volcano in
the Cascade m ountains, hollowed it
out to a prodigious depth and filled
it with 2000 fe et of w ater. This lake
is surrounded by a precipitous wall
from 1000 to 2000. fe et high. The
wall is so steep th a t the only way to
descend to the lake is by a tra il laid
out by the governm ent.
The lake itself is six miles in
A round the rim of the
g re at bowl there is a fine road, over
which m any autom obiles ride to get
the m any sta rtlin g views of this re
m arkable lake.
Perhaps the m ost striking fe atu re
of C rater Lake is its colorings. The
w ater is bluer than any o ther blue
you ever saw, and reflects the reds
and yellows of the rim in fascinating
com binations of purple, orange and
green. You will never know w hat fa n
tasies N atu re can create with her
paint brush until you see C rater Lake
While C rater Lake is not in Jack-
son county, still it is inseparably
connected with it. The C rater N a
tional F orest, in which the lake is lo
cated, extends over into Jackson
county, and m ost of the tourists who
visit this w onder of the world fit
out in the cities of Jackson county
fo r the trip , these cities being the
natu ral gatew ays to the lake. A fine
highway runs from C entral Point
and o th er valley points to it.
Almost everybody in Jackson coun
ty goes to C rater Lake a t least once
a year. This is a ra re privilege th a t
belongs to all who live in the county
and is one of the reasons why a good
many people settle down here to
make th e ir perm anent homes.
Only a few hours drive, 80 miles
from C entral Point.
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Four-wheel brakes on a car are
not going to help the driver who
has a brake on the wheels in his
“ Don’t get m arried on less than
$4000 a y ear salary ,” cautions an
eastern college professor. The w arn
ing certainly came too late in our
F or th e T ree
C hildren a n d C hristm as
Has any oue ever tried cutting Utile
stars, circles, fir trees, etc., from
pumpkin rind for the Chrlstmus tree!
Peel pumpkin with as wide a peeling
as possible. Then cut out your circles,
etc., with scissors or knife and fasten
to a piece of card.
It Is good to be children sometimes,
and never better than at Christmas,
when Its mighty Founder was a child
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C hristm as D a y B rides
According to an old belief Christ
mas Day brides are Inclined to be
frivolous and fond of pleasure.
H elping Santa Clout
— Assistant» Needed
ER children had had such a Jolly
I B Christmas. Their Joy and de-
* light had been a Joy and delight
to see. But th at Christmas afternoon
she heard of a story that saddened
her. A little girl and a little boy had
gathered a tree from the woods and
had left It for Santa Claus to trim.
Eagerly Christmas morning they
had gone down stairs to see the tree,
but it was Just as they had left It.
Santa Claus had not come, and they
had followed all the rules they had
been told about calllug up the chimney
Their family were both poor and
lacking In Imagination. Struggle and
ill health had driven any lurking
Imagination from them.
So she went that evening, her arms
laden with tree decorations and odds
and ends of candles and toys and
asked If she might trim the tree. The
next morulug the children were told
that Santa Claus had not furgotten
them—he had had to dash over to
the next town to do so much that he
hud been delayed. Santa Claus needs
his assistants and no job In the world
Is much more fun than that of be
ing an assistant to Santa Claus.—
Mary Graham Bonner.
( t t . I I I I . W m i r n N e w s p a p e r U n io n .)
C hristm as G reens
The custom of hanging evergreens
In the house during the yuletide origi
nally had a purpose beyond that of
decorutlon. In olden days each kind
of evergreen wus believed to confer
special bless!ugs on those who passed
beneath Its boughs. To pass under
holly Insured good fortune throughout
the year, bay meant victory, while lau
rel was supposed to Impart a spirit of
beauty and jtoetry.
*• tire dollars getting
' away from you?
B u t O nce a Y ear
At C h r le t m a e p la y a n d m a k e go od ch eer,
F o r C h r le t m a e c o r n u b u t on ce a y e a r.
— T u a e e r.
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Light« Increase Egg Production.
will pay you
to equip with
the Dunlop process
removes the inter*
! That means
rear _ en d
C A M P W IT H U S
There has been considerable a rg u
m ent fo r and against artificial light
ing of poultry houses, some claim ing
th at while lighting may increase the
egg production, the vitality of the
birds are decreased thereby. The ag
ricultural experim ent station of New
Jersey, which has m ade many ex
perim ents both with and w ithout a r
tificial lighting, states th a t it has
been conclusively proven th a t in
creased egg production and b e tte r
health are the results of artificial
lighting or laying houses. A three-
year study of 280 flocks, with a
population o f 804,139 birds was
made and the tests showed th at an
average of 07.1 eggs were obtained
from pullets where no lights were
used and 7J.8 with lights. The testa
N e w . of D««aS. >B C e n tra l
P è i n t H o a .e e of W or.hip
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T itle of Sunday school lesson:
“ Jesu s A ppears to His Disciples.”
John 21. Thi slesson completes the
book of John, com pletes the year’s
study, and is the last lesson we will
have fo r some tim e on the whole
Bible course. We w ant you in the
classes on tim e fo r th e last session
of th e school in the old year.
Rev. E rn e st L.
preach fo r us a t the
vice. We shall have
the worship of th e
11 o”clock ser
a good time in
The young peoples service at 6:30
p. m. will in tere st they oung folks.
We hope th ere will be more than
ever of them a t these services.
In the evening church service, the
su b ject wil be “ Has th e Y ear Meant
to Y ou?” Yo uare earn estly invited
to worshi pw ith us, if you are not
engaged some w here else.
J. M. JO H N SO N , Pastor
W e wish to send Greetings
to all our friends a
C hristm as E m b lem
As an emblem for Christmas, hang
np, with the mistletoe and holly, Dad's
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Happy New Year
P ro tect H o m e In v e stm e n t
It Is Indeed curious that, while we
avoid, In so far as we can, any de
preciation of our other luvestments,
many of us do not adequately pro
tect our home Investment. We are
constantly puylng “neglect taxes” on
our properties, which may be greater
some yeurs than the government
tuxes. Some Idea of the extent of our
carelessness may be gained from the
knowledge that repairs to property,
due entirely to ueglect, cost Ameri
can property owners about $1,800,000,-
000 a year.
This truly appalling
figure indicates a very deplorable
condition. It Is a sum nearly four
times as great as the annual fire loss.
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E x p o r tin g M ore T h a n H alf.
Dr. O. C. S tine of the U. S. bu
reau of ag ric u ltu ral economics, in
the re cen t address a t th e Chicago
m eeting of m ark etin g officials, made
some statem en ts re g ard in g produc
tion, ex p o rtatio n and foreign com pe
tition th a t are well w orth thinking
about by A m erican farm ers. He said
the com m odities of which we norm al
ly export some p a rt, co n stitu te m ore
than one h alf of o u r to tal produc
tion and th a t ab o u t one third of our
to tal production m eets the products
of foreign com petition in o u r own
m arkets. Foreign com petition is in
creasing in m any lines, he states,
while an increasing industrialization
is tend in g to place th is country more
and m ore upon an im port*basis. In
the past fo u r years this country, has
annually exported 53 p er cent of o u r
cotton. 48 per cen t of rye, 33 per
cent of tobacco, 14 per cent of rice,
21 per cen t o f w heat and 34 per cent
of lard. “ As long as we export any
p a rt of a p ro d u ct,” said Mr. Stine,
" th a t p a rt determ ines the relation
of our dom estic m arkets to the fo r
eign m ark ets fo r all o f the products
th at our producers have fo r sale at
home as well as ab ro ad .”
If the average man were paid the
kind of wages his wife thinks he
earns, the U nited S tates m int would
have to run 24 hours a day to make
money enough to do it with.
Beacon lights to guide airplaens on
mail ro u tes are proving a bon to
stockm en who have been w orried by
the deprediations of coyotes and
wolves. The anim als keep a long dis
The ancients used ostrich egg
shells fo r drinking cups.
Palms are regarded by th e people !
of E gypt as symbols of peace and !
re t sand are held sacred.
The wish of
B a tte r y &
E le c tr ic S h o p
L. C Grim es
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