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About The American. (Central Point, Or.) 1928-1936 | View This Issue
Re-established, September 13. 1928.
Devoted to the heat Interest« of
Central Point and vicinity.
All matter for publication muct
reach this office not later than Wed
nesday for Insertion the same week.
Published every Friday.
Entered as second class matter at
the post office. Central Point, Ore-
yon, under the Act of March 8 , 1879.
One year ...........- ........................|2.#0
Six Months ................................. $1.00
Payable In advance.
Advertising rates on application.
Office— Second Street, off Main.
ARTHUR EDWARD POWELL
Editor and Publisher
It was our privilege on Wednes
day evening to be Invited to attend
the organization meeting of the new
Men’s Forum in the parlors of the
We were much
pleased with the feeling of good will
expressed and we believe much good
will be accomplished.
A very large per cent of the trou
bles of the country Is caused by mis
understanding. The more people get
together as these men did and frank
ly and in an earnest spirit, discuss
our mutual problems, the sooner the
mists of misunderstanding will roll
away and we shall be able to see the
other fellow's side of things.
The more thoroughly our problems
are Just “ talked over.” the easier
the solution will be.
IN DOLL TIMES
M EN AC E O F DEPKESKION.
out what there Is and the pn.gres- treasurer. Mr Henry M. iltevens; ui
sive advertiser has just now a gold- rectors, Mr. Dan R Miner, Mr. Henry
.„c h a n c e to he original in fcln met* IQ Hawes, Mr. Don Francisco, ¿Jr.
ods. He will have to work harder David M. Botsford.
than when there was more easy!
spending, but he will probably gi H l g H e r V a l u e *
better results for his clients.
Are Placed on
Mr. John Cuddy, managing direc
tor of Californians, Inc., advocated!
I raising of standards to the level of j
¡other professional work. Mr. Noble j Valuation of corporations in Jack-
By Al Picht
Hamilton, Bacific »Cast manager of ^
county toU , $7 8< m ,« 98.19— an
SANTA BARBARA, Calif.,— T h e,0ut<loor, Adverti 8 |ag, me., bore wit inifeMe of |;i 56 i 6 rii.o2
I'acific Association of Advertising ness to the good effects of public year, according to a report received
HIGH HATS AT I.OW PKK’ ES-
Ag a„ aBCt|oneer Uncle Sam could Agencies, handling more than 80 per protest against the crudities of many
hy Assessor J. B. Colentan, from the
'The new selling
get no better bid than $1.25 for a cent of the advertising in the west- j outside displays,
state tax commission.
case of tall hats valued at $ 11.00 ern states, held its annual conven-¡ pian for outdoor advertising." he
The increase in valuation is large-
They ought to he worth that as a top tlon at th© Hotel Biltmore, Santa lSaid. "aims at suitability of design | ,jue to the development project of
Barbara, on Nov. 4, 5 6 .
dressing for scarecrows.
and coloring, and avoids any place- |tht California Oregon Power com -
Nowadays nobody wears them but
Mr. Dan T. Miner, president of the ment that will deface the landscape." |any ftt Red HIallket in tUe Pro 8 PeC,
prohibition lecturers association, in calling for an active Thp new officers are:
President, area. The Southern Pacific ra il-
and presidents undergoing the ordeal advertising campaign, stressed the yjr Louis uonig; first vice-president road, the Pacific Telegraph and T el-
Ir.eonslatency of cutting advertising
yjr R p
„econd vice—presi- ¡ephoue company, the Owen—Oregon
Presidents endure them In obe appropriations when business was dent, Mr. Fred H. Lynch; secretary- 1.limiter company and the Western
dience to an ancient custom; under- dull.
etakers like them because they hold
The sessions w re ail of an educa
more crepe and they sit with such tive character.
Men of experience ft
appropriate gloom on the domes of gave the results of their experience, j g
crepe-hanging prohibitionists ora and in tlie discussions were closely M
questioned on a’ l sorts of teehincuj
points both hy other experts, and by Q
those new to some of the modern jijj
1 went, at the deer-hunting season. methods of reaching the public.
Up north last year;
This was notably the case after the 8
This year, in the job-hunting season,
address of Mr. Lewis Allen Melss , ¡8
I stayed right here.
general manager radio station KHJ, ft
I-axt year I never got a buck;
Los Angeles. He told his audience g
This year I struck
that radio being the newest form of
The same hard luck.
advertising, both management and
udvertlsers have much to learn, and j j
plane I n t e r e s t s , manufacturers, they are learning all the time.
|I'nlr,n company, all show a decre»M
In valuation, according to the, assess-
Valuation ^f the corporation» 1B
the countiea, are fixed by the state
tax body and extended to the tax
rolls, by units and then apportioned
to th© county funds.
It will be 10 dadys before the sep
arate valuation of each corporation
is figured out by the assessor's of
I bo »-1 a>
Representative Kendall of Penn
sylvania opposes any more farm re
lief, curtailment of the postal ac
tivities and continuance of congres
sional and other postal franks.
• • •
The following editorial from Cap
per'» Farmer so aptly fits our idea
of things that we nave taken the
liberty to reprint It bodily:
"The menace of depression Is not
the losses It causes, the difficulties
We are sorry to announce the en
forced retirement of Mr. K. O. llurg l( creates or the stresses it inflicts
dorf from the active management Men can sustain losses, surmount
and editorship of The American. Ill difficulties and adapt themselves to
health and the advise of bis physician strain, and emerge victorious.
has compelled Mr. Durgdorf to give
up hi» connection with The American periods of hard times a doctrine of
and to spend most of his time during reaction, sponsored often hy those
who accomplished little in eras of
the winter Indoors.
We are very sorry to have to make prosperity. It is an insidious, dan
this announcement. During our short gerous, destructive theory that they
period of working with Mr. Burgdorf expound with plausibility. It strikes
we have learned to respect his ability at knowledge, it would junk the In
as a newspaperman and our relations atruments of progress, It would turn
wholesale houses, bus lines, street
a» partners in this enterprise have the clock of efficiency hack half a
been very agreeable. We hope to he century.
companies, contractors of all kinds,
worthy of the confidence shown by
mining concerns, banks, and not
Mr. Burgdorf in turning the lease of 'good old days.’ Its sponsors wish to
overlooking the newspapers — all
The American over to us. May he
the United States one of the greatest could afford to put one or more men
soon recover his health!
They would at work.
Hereafter Mr. Arthur Edward agricultural nations.
This movement would have a dou
Powell, for many years a resident of
effect. In the first place it would
this valley, and during all these years quantity and quality production thut
all hut wipe out the vast army of the
connected with the newspapers of
They would oust sur unemployed and bring hack peace
Medford, will have sole churge of The gathering.
They would and happiness where now there is
roast hark down tho hill they have worry and distress. But more than
ho painfully climbed, to escape the that, it would give buying power to
(M It P O L I C Y
the millions now idle and. Instead of
difficulty of further ascent.
In taking over the editorship and
"I have no desire, nor have you, being a drag upon business and re
management of Th© American we de
to seek subsistence from the meatless tarding prosperity, they would all be
sire to state plainly to the people of
bones of a past such as the good old a spur to all forms of industry and
Central Point and vicinity our policy
Antequateil soup, flavored commerce and stimulate trade and
and what Tho American Is striving
with dried marrow from the skeleton all forms of business activity. Thus
of worn out and embalmed ideas. Is the money expended In putting one
First, just a word of personal his not a sustaining diet even for an or more idle men to work woujd
A. E. Powell, publisher of emaciated present. It is not the come directly hack to those who gave
The American, has been a resident food that conquerors eat.
this additional employment.
of the Rogue River valley since 1908.
"Today, chew on the problems of wheels of progress would he set in
He has been connected with the news today. Bite into the still rich meat motion and then there would be a
paper business neurly forty years of present practices, even though It demand for even more employes.
In taking over The American our be tough, for sustenance. Add us a
aim is to give the people of this town
Smoot believes a Federal sales tax
sweetened and sustaining dessert, the
and vicinity the best local pupor we Ideas thut are about to he translat would he useful. He's the same fel
know how. We want to learn of the
ed into accomplishment.
Drink a low, you remember, who thought the
local huppeuiiiga, the local problem» cup of the elixir of hope. Then you present tariff would he useful.
and In fact everything regarding the will he dining on the things out of
people of our city. We aim to pub which progress is made.
Japan is not making war on China
lish local news only and hope by
only killing Chinese uud grab
"Agriculture cannot afford: —
consistent effort to he of some use
! blng Chinese land.
To grow careless In the tillage of
to this community.
Whut is a luxury, asks a contem
We have no use for knockers. If
To he neglectful in feeding Its live
porary, and defines it as anything
we esn't boost we shall keep still stock.
with a stump tax on ft.
We live In a "great country” and we
To slacken In Its effort on crop
are proud of It.
FRIDAY. DECEMRER 4, i j j j
Th» AMERICAN, CENTRAI- POINT. jltiuuo.M
Gen. George Gibbs, vice president
of the International Telephone and
Telegraph company, says that "the
depression Is in part manufactured
in New York.
Benson of New York.
tion of Advertising Agencies,
tlie agent's responsibility lies in the
Influence speech can exert to pro j,|
mot© sound value», honest standards ••
and enlightened trading.
Advertising cannot make purchas-
Met. ford Fuel Co.
D R Y PINE SLABS
II L I H 'K S ,
lo a d
K i l l S L A B S , lo a d $ 5 . 0 0 <V * 0 . 0 0
K IN D LIN G , load
*2 .5 0
| S r '
C O A L SPEC IAL
N ATION AL
• Oder now!
W E H A V E FOR T H E H O L ID A Y S E A S O N T H E FIN EST AND
FRESHEST, TH E LAR G EST A N D C H O IC E S T S H O W IN G OF
NUTS, IT H A S BEEN OUR G O O D F O R T U N E T O SECURE
wm - v v i v u ,
ivlany of 1 hese ¡'Hits Are Locally Grown.
W A L N U T S , Extra Fancy, Home Grown, lb.
W A L N U TS, AM Sizes
jrty at tl
('■ ntral !
15c, 20c and 25c
The Best Obtainable for the Money
E X T R A F A N C Y P E A N U T S , per !b. only
SO FT SHELLED ALM O N D S, all this year’ s
crop, Special per lb.
18c and 22c
I the 'VI
B R AZIL NU fS or Nigger Toes, only
I Mr. Clart
|r> ii in ho
RAISINS, Seeded, Seedless and Cluster
KAISLsS, Something new in cellophane package,
Regular 40c package at
X M A S CA. - DI
PRICED RIG H T.
iy, who wa
¡hs • nee of <
It will save you
B. P. Theiss
TRICE, Q U A L IT Y , & C L A S S
• ..................................... ..
But we do believe In constructive
To halt (nits quest for knowledge. |
criticism. Whenever we see things
To abandon Us search for better
not to our liking, If we have a plan methods.
to better things, to offer, we shall do
To Junk machinery and us, hand I
so. We don't believe In backbiting, labor.
C O M P L E T E S T i K ' k O F G I F T S \T P R I C E S AS I.OW A S B E F O R E
tnud-«llnglng or constant fault-find
To stop trying to do better today
I M I W Wt.
I \ I K V I IIING I*. C U T IN IT1H E, W H E R E E V E K 4 -
than it did yesterday.
O N E I \N W I O l i l i T O G l \ E. t S T H E S P I R I T
>F C H R I S T M A S
In our opinion, the affairs of our
To turn and walk down the well
city and county are being handled trampled trail leading hakwurd to
honestly for the most part and we the past and thus avoid the narrow
E LE C TR IC PE R C O LA TO R S
believe that If our public officials er. rougher trail that goes ahead and
PE IH IH. I TOR SETS
are honestly trying to do what is upward.
light lhey should have our support.
"N o great edifice ever was built
But If we believe they are In the with a wrecker's tools.
wiong, we shall say so frankly and
Tenacity, courage, faith, efficiency
tell why we bellev« so.
and fortitude are creative. Cherish
There has been altogether too them.
much underhand faultfinding hy cer
“ Speculate on yourself for a rise
tain uewspapers of this county
If Buy futures
)ou have real evidence of crooked
A backward glance J
ness among public official«, evidence *eeg darkness wipe a sunset from the J
Percolator, Tray, I reamer and
«inch can be proven In court, if ne- <ky; a glance ahead sees sunrise her f
Sugar. l 'limole Plate— Nickel
eessary. let us know R and we w illja'd a promising tomorrow."
Plate and tliiniinuin—
, an lo let ;
p u b l i c ---------------------------- -
$ 2 1 .7 3 . $ l » ! * 3 , * 9 .0 5 . $ 5 .5 5
know But w, are sick and tired of
EMP14IY 4NOTHEK MAN!
j i 11 r o u i e P la t e , N ic k e l P la t e *>i
1 I I < Tltlt IRONS
heresay and gossip
Giving out temporary Johs is. of I
\ln ni Inani
We know taxes are loo high
W'e course, a help, nut «tie r all It Is only f
$*.341, $111*5. *3.341, $ 1 .5 0
think we know why.
For many a temoprary help and has no effect I
* M S , $2H5
years we have had Just one bond upon the general eondltion of affairs I
learn after another. No one can live I** some cities there Is a movement to
on or do business on borrowed m o n -* i* e a Job a week lo some one That
1 N I \ I Its \ I \ \t . BOTTLES
ey without aotne day bumping up
better than a Job • day, naltir-
agalnst a snag
ally. Home jobs, three hours a week.
W* have been going too fast
Of “ * ♦** rents nit hour, as has been
course we have had roads to build, suggested, would be all right if there
Irrigation systems to Install and a were enough homes giving out ;.uch
thousand and one other things to Jobs to keep the men busy all dsy
d© the put our country in the shape (every day. lint three hours a week
t now is in. But it ta time to call *1 40 cents an hour, won't go fnr. If
■ hnlt and take stock. Iwt s see if * man la single, and if he is married
r* n 1 Just do wrlthout any more and has children. It is merely tan-
I'liprovements for awhile until we talixtng.
Bounlnr «5 <M< Iron for $2 05
catch our breaths. Let s hold our
The most effective suggestion In
Another width is -tiara 11 lee, I
•** bow we are go- the way of making employment where
a life! line for Ml (HI.
•* to pay for what we have.
there ts not employment now la to
Front $5.00 lo M te n *
Put this Imo . ml von will nev
nut one more man at work
er have to pun has- 1 not her.
*r a story telling of a $4.900,900 were adopted generally, throughout
III») tin* Hu)» .» ^2 ralèhrr
x a n tla ril M.ikc f«»r $4 flV —9 1 v »
estate divided b> four cousins a cor. the whole country, it would come
— # L tt1 .
2 - L u i. t ¿irtri li¡t> — M iiln lr i* r o p p r r S h o r t * fo r *itlt
t< mpoiary has a headline Overcome near to absorbing alt the unemploy-
IJl ' ' m l * « h o i .
Many could Inhale at ed. It would not be difficult to put
least a niilllou without falnDng.
another m_n to work in a thousand
and one different activities
No statistics are available •„ .bow small store, could do so without
whether more rabbits or more hunt- marh expense
The large corpora
ers were killed on the opening day Ilona could even extend employment
$11 EHM IRI».
D llM 4 g 1« lN
•I the bunny suaaoa.
more than one. Railroads, air-
—— — — — — — — — — — — —
------------------------------------- rnnTtm tr-nnm iiH iiH h $ m
i i wm 11 m
in im r-rr
ly. who 1
lot her, Mrs
Mi for thei
P R IC E S
Mrs. C. ’
$or of Cond
Ion, was h
Friday Sa tu rday
Specials, Dec. 4 and 5
B A K IN G PO W D ER
2 »2 lhs. for
A Real Breakfast Cereal.
BEAN HOLE B EAN S
T A S T E RITE CORN
Vt hite or Yellow.
SO A P PO W D ER
A Peet Product.
4 lb*. for
T O IL E T TISSUE
1900 Sheet Roll.
3 for ..........
B ACO N
An Oregon Product.
5 lb. PAIL H O N E Y
Real Value at ...
8 lb PAI L SH O R T E N IN G
LESLIE’S S A L T
3 Carton« for
DINNER SE T COFFEE
as. and a Dish for
W e Are Expecting You to Stop for Your
5c BREAD at
H. C. Ru
he latter t
$ a m. sta
* entrr.l l^oint, Oregon