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W. C. T. U. COLUMN
BY MAY BENEDICT
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M O TH E R ’S DAY
On Mother’« Day we saw many
wearing the white flower in honor
of their mother who had departed
this life. This is a beautiful custom
and one thut «^-serves attention. v\ e
never know, it seems what a valuable
treasure our mothers are while we
still have them. Some of us would
give much were the privilege ours
to again perform some act of loving
kindness for our mothers. “ Back
ward, turn back, O time in your
flight, make me a child uguin, just
for tonight. Mother, come back from
the echoless short, take me to your
heart again just as of yore.
from my forehead, the furrows of
care, smooth the few silver threads
out of my hair; over my slumber,
your loving watch keeps, rock me
to sleep, mother— rock me to sleep
Over my heart in the years that have
flown, no love like u mother’s love
ever has shown, no other worship
abides and endures, faithful, un>-
selfish and patient liek your; none
like a mother can charm away pain
from the sick soul and world—
weary bruin, slumbers soft calm o’er
my heavy lids creep— rock me to
sleep mother— rock me to sleep.”
While we cannot call our mothers
back from the heavinely home, and
it would be selfish to do so if we
could, still there are many dear
mothers yet on earth that are so
glad for a bit of comfort and cheer
and consideration from us. Let us
be glad that this is true and each
try to be a blessing to the mother’s
that we daily meet.
THE SHRINE >t MOTHERS KNEE
I have worshiped ift churches and
I’ve prayed in the busy street;
I have sought my God and found
Where the waves of his ocean beat
I have knelt in the silent forest
In the shade of some ancient tree
But the dearest of ull my altars
Was raised at my Mother’s Knee.
1 have listened to God in his temple;
I’ve caught his voice in the crowd;
I have heard him speak when the
Were booming long and loud;
Where the winds play soft in the
My Father has talked to me;
But I’ve never heard him clearer
Than I did at my Mother’s Knee.
The things in my life that are worthy
Were born in my mother’s breast,
And breathed into mine by the magic
Of the love her life expressed.
The years that have brought me to
Have taken her for from me;
But memory keeps me from straying
Too far from my Mother’s Knee.
God make me the man of her vision
And purge me of selfishness!
God keep me true to her standards
And help mo to live to bless!
God hallow the holy impress
Of the days that used to be,
And keep me a pilgrim forever
To the shrine at my Mothers
— John H. Styles, Jr., in Union
W. C. T. U. PREPARES TO BLAST
A L SMITH
ceived by claims that he is against agencies have also been opened at
the saloon and that he favors law the latter stores to facilitate pay
en i orcemeiit.” — Oregonian.
ment of bills by our customers at
these points. It is planned to extend
PR A Y E R S NEEDED, SAYS SEC-
this new service to other communi
RE 1 A R Y OF LABOR DAVIS
ties as occaion demands.
“ Now, if ever, is the time when
The Rogue river division office
Christian people ought to pray for has been remodeled to improve the
the President of the United States
and the Secretary of State.
With present facilities for handling rou
400,000,000 in China, 4,000,000 in tine business and to provide suitable
Mexico and 1,000,000 in Nicaragua quarters for the new Investment de
in a critical condition, there is need
of much wisdom to settle these situ partment which will be located in
ations without the shedding of one the lobby of the general office build
drop of blood,” Thus spoke Secre ing in order to establish a belter
tary of Labor Davis on April 10, contact with our »»ockholders and
from the pulpit of the Chicago
Temple.— Union Signal.
The company’s six per cent Pre
DISTILLERY C O N VE R TE D INTO
capital stock is finding a
ready market. Beginning with the
Trinity church, Monessen, Pa., April dividend, the company is dis
has bought the John Gibson distil
lery and transformed it into a church continuing the practice of sending
says the Christian Advoacte of re interest checks to those who are
cent date, quoting fro ma news item purchasing on the partial payment
in the Living church.
plan. Upon completion of all pay
“ Fo rtwenty-five years the con
gregation has worshipped almost ments, however, a check for the
anywhere it oculd find a tenancy; it full amount of interest due will be
never has had a church of its own made out and forwarded to the sub
and when the opportunity arose to
nrfeet its growth by acquiring the scriber. If there are any features
massive golden-gray sandstone still- about the stock or the dividend and
house that has stood on its present interest payments which you do not
site for nearly seventy-five years, it understand, a letter to our invest
“ The place where thousands of ment department will bring a prompt
barrels of whisky have been manu response.
factured will be converted into an
edifice that architects say will stand
for centuries. There will be a rec WIDE ADVERTISING GIVEN
OREGON AND N O R TH W E ST
tory and a parish house on the same
architectural design as the main
Oregon and the northwest are be
“ That is an illustration of the fun ing advertised through a new folde
damental structural change prohibi
tion is making in life. It is chang just issued by Southern PacificV
ing the whole country from a land passenger department calling at
of distilleries to a land of churches.” tention to the company’s Shasta
— Union Signal.
route and the Cascade line train
service. Seventeen thousand copies
have been sent to all eastrn ticket
agents and 13,000 copies are being
distributed to the public, according
to word received by J. M. Scott from
F. S. McGinnis, passenger traffic
W O R K HAS BEEN RE TA RD ED
Extensive distribution has also
given the company’s “ Oregon
BY H E A V Y RAINS
Outdoors” booklet calling attention
to Oregon’s resorts and its moun
tain and beach playgrounds.
In til the company’s booklets
which are being issued to attract
the tourist, travelers are urged to
Copco Inititutes New Service in “ see the whole Pacific coast.” For
instance the recent booklet “ Califor
Some Communities That They
nia for the Tourist” devotes an en
tire page to this message, pointing
Are Now Serving.
out that the traveler coming west
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via Southern Pacfic’s Sunset route
The construction work at Pros should go north and see Northwest
pect No. 2 is ^vell under way, al playgrounds before he returns home.
though it has been retarded some
Southern Pacific’s passenger de
what by the continued rainy weather partment has issued a dozen dif
There are about 400 men employed ferent publications since the first of
there at present. The work on the the year, a total of 300 ,00 0 copies
diversion dam has been started and having been printed.
Since all of
the canal is also partially completed. these emphasize the “ see the whole
The proposed development includes Pacific coast” idea, the cumulative
the construction of a new diversion effect should be of great benefit
dam at the old dam site, where the to Oregon.
water will be diverted into a con
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crete lined canal approximately A D V E R T IS IN G L O W E R S COSTS
7.000 feet in length, thence into a
forebay and through a wood stave World Would Be Ignorant if Not
pipe some .1,000 feet in length to
a point on the brink o f the Rogue
Newspaper advertising in Ameri
river canyon, where there will be
erected a surge tank about 150 feet ca costs $235,000,000 last year, a
From that point the water gain of $15,000,000 over the pre
drops through steel penstocks to vious year.
It has been argued that advertis
the power house. The total head will
be about COO feet. The power house ing is so much waste, so much added
will contain at present one vertical unnecessarily to the cost of the ar
21.000 horsepower water wheel of ticles sold. In one sense it is true;!
reaction type, directly connected to if the sales could be made without
a 15,000 kilowatt generator.
The it, the prices could be just that much
ultimate capacity of the plant will to the consumer.
But the world buys only on in
he 60,000 horsepower.
It travels because it
substation of 20.000 K. V. A. capa formation.
city and a 42 mile transmission line knows where to go. what it can see,
from Prospect to Medford will also how much it will cost. It builds new
be constructed, states a letter re houses because it reads how other
ceived from P. O. Crawford, vice people build and live nnd enjoy. It
president ami general manager of dresses in new fabrics because these
the California Oregon Power com come to its reading eyes. It is many
times cheaper to get all this infor
pany received today.
There has been an unusual mation by reading than in any
The world would
amount of rain and snowfall during other manner.
the 1926-27 winter and the present settle down into a jumble o f ig
indications arc that there will be norant,
an abundant supply of water for provincial units, but for what it
power purposes ddring the coming reads in the advertising columns.
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NOTICE TO CR FD IT O R S
The company is doing the usual
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
amount o f work on its main trans
thnt the undersigned has been duly
mission and distribution systems in appointed Administratrix of the
’ he various divisions which will re Estate of George W. Harkins, de
sult in providing ample service to ceased. and all persons having
against said Estate are re
?5.«e care o f the future needs of the claims
quired to present them, duly veri
rapidly growing communities served fied. and with proper vouchers,
A new type o f Copco service has within six months from this date to [
been instituted by the company in I. A. Roberts. Attorney for said !
Estate, .at his office over the
->>me o f the communities in the ter Citizens Bank o f Ashland, Ashland,
ritory through the establishment of Oregon.
electric appliance sales departments • Dated Mav 6. 1297.
MARY A. HARKINS,
for the benefit o f our patrons in I
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AHEAD WITH DAM
Large Water Supply
Democrat women, standing to
gether, prevented the nomination of
Governor Smith of New York as the
party choice for president in 11»124.
and democrat women standing to
gether can prevent his nomination
in 1928, Mrs. Ella A. Boole, presi
dent o f the national Woman’s
Christian Temperance union, mi at
today in a letter to state W. C. T.
In announcing that the W. C. T.
U. has started a campaign to defeat
Governor Smith if he is a democrat
candidate for president, a statement
issued from national W. C. T. U.
headquarters at Evanston paid that
“ the W. C. T. U. will work to edu
cate the people of the country that
A! Smith is a wet and always will
he.” The campaign will be pressed,
particularly in the south, said the
statement, where the women aye
mainly dry and nil democrats.
State papers issued by the W. C.
T. U., said the statement, will carry
first page announcements of the
opposition of the organisation, snd
Mrs. Boole soon will start a cam
paign to "arouse the democratic
women of the country to the fact
that present political plans seem to
be to fool the south and west into
believing that Al Smith is merely
slightly moist instead of being as
wet as the Atlantic ocean.”
“ As nn organization," said Mrs.
Roole's . letter to state president«.
"11)1* II imini's Christinn Temperance
union Ins no part in the controversy
in regard to religion. We «re. how
ever, vitally concerned that the man
wan is nominated and elected as the
chief magistrate of the United
States he n dry and he ready to ful
fill his obligations in the execution
of this law os of every other law.”
During the 20 years Governor
Smith has been in politics, said the
letter, he has been closely indenti-
fied with Tammany hall, which was
described a« having stood for the
saloon and for Sunday opening.
"lie may talk about law enforce
ment.’’ said the letter, “ but has
never done anything to promote law
enforcement. Ilia nomination would Hinsmuir, California, and Rosehurg
be considered a great victory by the Oregon, with branch su re« in Weed,
wet». It can only he prevented h y ,
ary dvmucraU refusing to he de j California, ami Glendale, CnlleeU,
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