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CENTRAL POINT AMERICAN
VOLUM E VIII
This week we shall take up our
jou rn ey ir om the May cities to the
olil home stale. Starting from
Leandro early Sunday morning
found no trouble whatever in driving
right through the heart o f the down
town district o f Oakland. Only a few
early birds like ourselves (or
haps people on their way to bed)
were on the streets and even part of
the traffic lights were off.
steered safely through the maze of
big buildings and easily dodged the
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C E N T R A I. 1*01 NT, OREG O N, 1111 ESD I Y. .11 I.Y :«*, l(*;Mt
P'ES Local Girl Killed
When Auto Hits
Bike at Crossing
daughter o f Mr. anti Mrs.
Brood, residents o f Central Point for
the past six months, passed away at
dodgin g this car crossed to the west he saw no ' S t o p " o r " S l o w " signs
a Medford hospital Monday evening
Again grim tragedy
of the highway and was unable Indicating an intersection,
from a hemorrhage resulting
from our fair city. Avis Brood,
"City Lim it" sign. All these
injuries received when an au tom o struck by a car driven by Zadoc J lo miss striking the girl.
Other witnesses deny that
there are in plain sight along the highway.
bile collided with her bicycle at the Riggs of Hillsb oro, at the intersec
was any other ear present and that Just south o f the Nip and Sip ser
tion of Pine street and the Pacific
Hefo.re leaving town we called on highway intersection in this city.
Riggs, in his endeavor to stop caus vice station is a sign reading " E n
old Medford neighbors now residing
his ear to skid to the west side of tering Central Poin t” and about a
in the big eity. W e found them-still I*.. July 5, 1923. She attended the fatally injured, dying shortly after
the highway and so hit the girl, who block south of the Pine street Inter
being taken to the hospital hy Perl's
in bed and they almost had
section is a yellow
"C ros s
probably never knew what hit her.
She leaves to mourn her depart ambulance.
when they saw who had wakened
So far, no trace o f any other car R oa d." From the time the Riggs car
ure, her parents; six sisters, Mrs. W.
The accident occurred about 5: 3
them. Funny, isn't It. how one has a
passed the "C ros s R o a d " sign there
has been found
warm spot in one's heart for those J. Douglas, Wasco, Ore., Mrs. J. E. o ’clock Monday afternoon
a clear view of the intersection,
with whom we associate daily and James, Eugene, Oregon, Ruby. Clar- witnessed by several local
Much conflicting according to witnesses.
whom we run
The coron er's Jury brought
Raym ond. eye-witnesses the girl stopped at the evidence was given. Many ey e-wit
lands. There is nothing finer on this
"u n av oidab le
nesses testified the Riggs car was verdict o f
Arlie and Ronald, all at home.
earth than friendships and most of
Funeral services were conducted drink of water. On leaving she rode traveling at a "h ig h rate of sp eed" with both parlies to blam e." So fan
us can boast of all too few
A no charge o f recklesa driving
from the Federated church in this to the edge o f the highway and s t o p when passing the
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with been brought, and Mr.
city this morning at 1 0 :0 0 o'clo c k . ped and looked before goin g on to hitch-hiker who
W e finally tore ourselves away
Riggs at the time o f the accident, been allowed to go on home to Hills
and drove on to the San Rafael fer Rev Robert Charles Lewis, o f f ic ia t the pavement. The Riggs car was it declared he had been watching tho boro. District Attorney George Cod
ing The church was beautifully d e that time som e distance
ry. Mad a good view of San Quentin
speedometer and that Riggs did not ding states, however, he expects to
corated. the altar being a mass of the girl rode on.
trom the boat and again registered a
exceed 40 miles per hour at any time place tho case before the next grand
flowers. Rev. Lewis spoke in a very
Testimony is conflicting as to Just
silent hope to stay out o f there. Ot
after leaving Medford.
impressive manner of the life of the what happened then. Som e
landing, we joined a monstrous fun
Feeling Is strong In Central Point
little girl In church and Sunday small coupe either drove out
eral procession (or
so it seemed)
tires of the Riggs car slid, measured that
consisting o f a few million cars, all
brought to account tor failing to ob-
Miss Iris Hill sang "P r e c io u s parked nearby and the girl appar
hound out of town to spend Sunday.
than aerve cross road signs and not hav
Jewels " and Mrs. Wyatt
and Mrs ently swerved out across the yellow dicates a much greater speed
And It took a long time to get them
ing his car under
Grimes sang "S a fe In the Arms of line to escape It. The Riggs ear lit
After the accident Riggs declared when entering an Intersection.
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among the children who had known
Our way took us through what we
and loved the little girl
in sch ool;
had always heard described
and church, under the direction t f
greatest egg producin g
Mrs. E. C. Faber, marched up to th< ;
Again the Great God Speed has claimed anoth er victim. this
the country. Hut you c o n ’t prove it
casket and each placed a bouquet of
time an Innocent child Just because the driver of the death ear felt
by us, for we passed clear through
Teach me that 60 minutes tnakej
gladioli on it. Kenneth Wyatt, a v ic
that the laws of Nature and of man did not apply to him ; that all
the place and N E V E R SA W A
the talk o f careful driving meant some other fellow, lltlle Avis Brood
tim of infantile paralysis, was carri-! an hour, 16 ounce* one pound and .
SINGLE C H IC K E N ! They must keep
today lies dead and her family sits in mourning
ed by Mr. Hill that he might place: 100 centB a dollar.
them down cellar or somewhere.
It is a strange thing how the worship of Speed has conic like a
his flowers with those o f his fellows 1
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festering sore upon our land For years ear makers have vied with
AlaiJ dow n at night with a clean cot.-]
each other to produce more and more speed. But In spile o f their best
As we got farther north the coun
efforts, the old laws of centrifugal f o r ce ; o f momentum and friction
Jewett. Richard Jewett, Hill Grimes science, without a gun
try began to take on more o f the ap
Merle O'C onnor.
Marion O ’Connor; pillow, and unhaunted hy the faces,
pearance of our own Southern Ore
Of the recent tragedy, many conflicting stories are told. Some
of those to whom I have
and Chester Kam burg
say the child had no business on the wrong side o f the road. Others
gon, minus the pears, Gone were the
Little Avis had a very sweet dis
that she apparently became com used at another ear and so got In
hare hills There was more green i
Grant that I may earn my meal
the way o f the ear which caused her death The passenger in the
position and was greatly beloved by!
vendnre and more farms that looked]
and that In
death ear testified tliHt it was traveling at less than 40 miles per
all w ho knew her. She will be g reat-j ticket on the square,
hour when thp driver first set hts brake*.
Iv missed in school and church and earning it I tnay not stick the gaff^
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But the silent testimony o f H ip marks of those sliding tires rali-
the sympathy o f the entire c om m u n i
IIot he explained away. Every experienced driver in town agrees that
Late in the afternoon we came i n - !
Deafen me to the jin g le of taint-,
ty goes out to the bereaved family.
had the ear been traveling at the legal rates o f speed allowed between
to the first grove of redwoods. And]
"C ross R o a d " signs. It could have been brought to a stop In far less
The finieral was
of ed money and the rustle o f unholy j
they looked just like those we ha 1 1
Ilian waa the case. The necessary momentum requited to slide that
Perl's Funeral Home and interment skirls.
seen so many times
near C'rescnt j
ear 122 feet eaniiot he obtained at any proper speed.
Blind me to the faults o f the oth-|
was In the Central Point Cemetery.
The sentiment o f the city ha* been aroused and the demand la
City. Then we struck a little town in j
er fellow but reveal to me my own.
heard on every hand that SOMETHING he done to stop the speeding
the timber. This town had one prin-j
Keep me young en ough to laugh
o f cars through our city But there the question arises, "J ust whose
cipal occupation which was very ap
with mv children.
business is it to take the necessary s t e p s ? " And how can It he done?
parent. That was the renting of au
We urge the city eounetl to look carefully Into the matter at
And when com es the smell o f flow
once. If the power to govern the traffic along the highway through
to cabins. Nearly every house in the]
ers, the tread o f soft steps and the
town has passed to the state highway commission, the council ran at
place had one or two in the hack
crunchin g of wheels out
least tiring the matter strongly before that body. No expense should
yard. There we holed up
he spared; no effort sltgnted to bring an end to this aw ful condition
passed make the cerem ony short
which threatens the live* of our citizens, both old and young.
away at her
Friday epitaph simple.— " H e r e Ilea a man."
Meanwhile, the heartfelt sympathy of the entire com m unity goes
out to the bereaved family In their hour of B orrow . I,et us hope that
ext morning In the wee sm s'] morning from an acute heart attack.
this little child shnll not have died In vain but that through her
rs, we ate a hurried
breakfast I Aged 61 years, 8 months, 16 days.
Bill Snyder is now at Camp Gas-
dpath shall com e a saner, safer time for the rest o f us.
She was born at Summerville, Ore
got going so as to pass through
gon, November 8, 1875, and a resi quet and well pleased with his work
big trees when the air was fresh
dent o f Jackson county for the past
cool and our own ja ded nerves
17 years. She was united in marriage
he same condition. That
September 3, 19(15. at Portland. Ore.
lv the best part
o f our
One daughter was born to this union
She leaves her husband R oy A. Set-
one point we left the highway tlemlre and daughter Miss Ronnie
Belle Settlemire, h 11 of Central Point
* short distance to see what Is
She was a woman o f fine character,
to be the tallest tree
nd will he mourned by a host of j
d. And we were not disappoint-
'r.’ends beside* her family. Funeral
rhe darned thing had .lack's
i S alk skinned a mile. 361 feet services were held at the Perl Fu
270 to the first limb!
Some neral H ome Sunday at 1 : 0 0
Rev. Lewis of Central Point o ffic ia
ting Interment In the Central Poll l
rrivtng at Eureka we ran Into al
e fog which stuck to us clear ‘ o j
Pomona Grange is having a picnic
cent City. We haven’ t the fain'
at the Savage Camp this rom in g
dea what Humbolt
Ray look -
nor how much beauty we pass- Sunday. All grange members are in
We had a hunch several
times! vited Bring well filled lunch baskets
C offee and iced tea will lie furnish
Ol I Father Pacific was near at
ed. Water sports under the supervi
I. hut had no visual proof
sion o f Arnold Rohnert will be en-
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■ Crescent City we tried to find foyed. Charles Elmore will have
charge o f oth er activities o f the day.
ach where we could rest awhile,
ha.l quite a hunt and when we
ly did find oen it » > «
Notice is hereby given that the o r
h on some lake. Apparently
ered. by a big breakwater, there dinance regarding the proper use of
bieyelea on the streets o f Central
no surf and no fun So after aj
minute* we skipped
forj Point will be rigidly en forced in the
future. No riding on sidewalks, rid
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I ing dou ble, weaving from one side of
the street to the other, o r riding at
, dint o f hard driving we man-
night without proper lights, will tie
to hold our own up the Sm ith'
r At least we didn't
the, allowed. Any person caught
ing any o f these rules will be arrest
ed thing get away from ns andi
<ed the turbulent water*
somej ed and brought into court,
BE RT H ED CPE TH
i time* At last from the summit j tS ig n e d )
City Marsh il
le Siaklyoua we looked our last |
M an’s Prayer
Mrs. Settlemire Passes
From Heart Attack
•s northern California and heav-
highway*. They beat n* all hollow
mlghty sigh o f relief.
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it we ll tell the world, our hat
the m em ory
> o f f when we crossed the boun-
and entered the homeland once main* o f ou r most pleasant experi-j
>. Oregon may have
Ita fault«, epee* And our heart i* full o f g r a t - .
good enough for ns Rnt we'll Itnde f o r the many courtesies
to hand the palm to our neigh-<| ceived California Is a g ood big sister ,
on the ?~utb for ?imsfr exTcHtr*' snd hera'j a t o a .l to her
Our Latest Tragedy
NI MltKK 4 #
CLAUDE H I E , 67,
DIES AT HOSPITAL,
Claude White, uged 67, died at the
Wednesday evening from
c om p lica
tions follow in g a recent
He was well known and liked in this
city, where he had made his hom e
for a number o f years.
Mr White was born in Nebraska,
Nov 15, 186 and died July 29, 1936.
He moved from Nebraska to Eagle
Point, Ore., in 1884 and has made
his home in recent years with Miss
One brother, J. 11. White, lives on
Ross Lane and other relatives in tho
Some of these are expected to arrive
in time for the funeral.
Funral services will be conducted
at the Conger Funeral Parlora to
m orrow (F r id a y ) afternoon at 2 :3 0 .
Services will be conducted by Rev.
Ik E. Millard
w h a t? --
If anyone wants
work done get in touch with Arlene
Hays. She has been having
In the Girl
Thero Is a another Bobby T u ck er
at Lake of the W ood s w ho Is not the
Central Point llohhy Turker.
Little Ellen Howard after having
a fine hair cut at the Gleason shop
was not iHtlsfieil and returned home,
found i pair o f scissors and finished
Why was Jim Cummin gs wearing
tennis ahoes Tuesday m o r n in g ?
Gerald Morria w orkin g very
du striously this morning
«rasa and pulling weeds on th e park
ing trip by .Marine's Grocery.
T H E F E D E R A T E D CH U RCH
Rev. Robert ( liarlea l / 'w l « , Pastor
Phone B l.
Bible School— A. W . Ayers, Sup-
rlntendent, 9 :3 0 A. M.
Morning Worship— 1 1 :0 0 A. M.
Y .P .8.C.E.— ( t w o g r o u p s ) .
6 :3 0
Evening Servies— 7 : 3 0 p. m.
W o m e n 's Bible study classes Tu es
day afternoon from 2 to 3 o ’c lock 'n
charge o f Mrs. H. A. Davisson. From
3 to 4 o 'clo c k In cha rg e o f Mrs. R.
2 : 3 0 p. m. Tuesday.
The F isherm a n ’s
Club, W edn es
day 6 :0 0 p. m.
The Kamlly Gathering,
W edn es
8 :0 0 p m.
Choir Practice— Thursday.
CH R ISTIA N CH U RCH
Clifton A. Phillips, Minister
Bible School 1 0 :0 0 A. M. Roland
Com munion and Preaching 1 1 :0 0
A M Special Music. Mrs. C A Kide
Hnd Mr s Carl Hover
Senior Endea vor 7 : 3 0 P. M. Lead
er Vlveen Ross.
Evangelistic Service 8 : 0 0
S u b je c t " T h e Most Negected Privil
ege In T h e W o r ld " .
M rp o w r lt
Prayer and Bible Study Service
Wednesday 7 :4 5 P. M.
Le.ider. Mr* Izetta Kide. Mrs. Ja rm s
W o o d will review 2 Kings
Junior Endea vor Friday
2 : 3 0 P.
M Mrs. Kide. director.
W e Beseech You
Mark W ell!
Do not forget!
Rich or Poor,
High or Low ,
Skilled or Unskilled,
( Especially the L a t t e r !)
Our Immortal Constitution
Is the Foundation
A n ) the Keystone
And the Safeguard
Of our Liberties.
F t R M K IM * F R U I T G R O W E R S
Member federal Deposit Iiu. Cofp.