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CENTRAL POINT AMERICAN
V O M MK VIH
( K N T R A L POIN T. O REG O N, T H l RNOAY, . U ü l s î -JT. 1 *»:<»
FUNERAL OF MAYOR
IS ATTENDED BY
M u s in g s ^
by an Innocent Bystander
The K i n g i» dead!
L oti «
Pear Pickers on
Strike for Increase
In Price Per Box
M MltKIt Ut
In com plian ce with the provisions
o f the city charter, the council met
| Monday evening with Acting Mayor
i i , . 1 Floyd Ross in the chair, and unanl-
Heports up to noon today indicate rate to 5c. The strikers claim they
inously appointed Councilman Floyd
that a general strike am ong the pear, cannot make a lfvtng wage at the 4c
Ross mayor to
reported I rate on account o f the pears being so l
pickers is likely.
i term o f W. ( . la»ever, deceased. I*
early this m ornin g that pickers were scattered on the trees, necessitating '
, . ..
Hatfield was elected to fill the re-
striking in different orchards o f the much movin g of ladders.
su it in g1 vacancy on the council. Both
A report at 2 :3 0 this
valley, but the reports were denied
appointm ents run till November, at
by the managers o f several parking stated the S.O.S. plant was closed it
which t,ime a new m ayor and city
houses in Medford. Again at noon a noon for lack o f fruit. Only a few
council will be elected. The terms of
report was current that a strike had
all present city officers will expire
been called at noon. Again this was concern this forenoon. At the Cle
this year and a full ticket must be
denied by the packing houses.
How ever, It is certain that a large ped at noon. Other or chards ahd on
So far there has been little talk
number of pickers have struck. The ly a few pickers at work Just how
I as to w ho will run for the different
object of the strike is to raise the general the strike
| o ffic es this fall. W e have heard ru-
price per box from the
present 4c learned at press time.
, mors that Andre Chomel will prob
ably enter the race for mayor, and
| he may have a lilt of opposition. Guy
j Tex states he pxpects to have opposi-
Ition for tile
j hear there will be several ladies out
John Anderson spent a few adys
for som e of the places. Nothing de
in this vicinity tjiis week. He came arrangements to act as agent for the
finite can be learned as to who will
dow'u from his new home near Salem
Tuesday evening o f last week and I extinguisher. The grenades are made run for councllmeu.
This week we stood beside
grave o f ou r honored
m a ny a weary year •’C o n " Leever
ha* guid ed the destinies o f our town.
A strong character, he impressed his
will upon all with whom he came iu
contact and his name will go down
in history as one o f the leaders in
every im provement
• • *
The funeral of William Constant
Leever, for many years one of the
Point and mayor o f the city since
1920. was held Sunday afternoon at
Perl's Funeral Hom e in Medford and
was largely attended.
was under charge o f the Christian
Science Church, of which Mr. L eev
Ilut today he Is no longer with us er had long been a member.
and his mantle has
Followin g the
y oun ger shou lders. W e
sure the body was taken charge of by the
that our new mayor will take up the Central Point Lodge No. 135, A. F.
burden with courage and full deter & A. M . whih attended the funeral
mination to carry on in a worthy iu a body. Active pallbearers, chosen
manner. W e hereby pledge ourselves from members of the lodge were: J.
to do all we can to help.
O. Isaacson, E. C. Faber, W. H. Nor-
• • •
cross, Theodore Glass. Ed
This week we sneaked o f f for a and L. Hatfield. Honorary pallbear
day and wandered up and down our ers consisted o f the follow in g m em
old haunts in Medford trying to get bers o f the city council: Floyd Boss,
a line on the political situation. Hut acting mayor; Fred Hesselgrave, Ir-
we did n't learn much. T h e local c am sel D. Lewis. Ellis Clark. A. O Myers
paign hasn't started
W e did and Water
hear that Bro. Hamilton
got Cummings, who acted
in place of
was much surprised to learn o f the
cold feet and decided not to try for Councilman Andre Chomel. who was
deat*h o f tw o o f
his friends here.
legislative honors this fall. He says ill at his home.
Hurry Merriman and W. C. Leever.
lie's too darned poor to travel with
The service at the grave was read
Mr. Anderson attended both funerals
that gan g!
in a most Impressive manner by Post
* * *
' Master H. T. Pankey,
Mr. Anderson told a reporter for
T o o bad, Moore. Hut we had learn- \ feelingly of the long
the American that the wheat c ro p
ed long ago that the legislature was | service rendered to the lodge
on his old farm north o f town was
no place for a poor,
hones', community by the deceased. The en-
very good this year and that his pear
young man. Better stick to your own tire cerem ony put on by the local
I crop was also lo okin g very good. He
trade, anyway. It's lots m ore fun to lodge was very impressive.
j stated he had never been a believer
sit on the fence and watch the game.
, in sm udgin g and that, while he had
We stay-at-h omes can hop all over hearse from Medford to
the cem e
had light crops som e years, he had
the players and they have no com e tery, beisdes a number from
never had an entire failure in the 19
who went direct to the cemetery.
years his pear trees had
The city council, at a special nteet-
bearing He claims it looks like a
And Mr. Stephenson has our sym- j lug held Monday night, passed the
lot o f waste energy and money to
pathies. He has tackled a man-slxed follow in g resolution by an
him to try to fight Nature
Job and will know he's been places tnous vote:
Mr. Anderson Is at present e m
before the fight Is over. W h ile this
R K S O L IT IO N OK RESPECT
ployed as manager o f a farm
cam paig n is rather slow in starting.
City Hall. Central Point. Oregon
longing lo State Treasurer
R u fu s
August 24, 1936
we have a hunch it is g oing to get
Holman near Salem
lively after while.
W H E R E A S . It has pleased Al-
mighty God to remove
Indications are that there is goin g ’ midst and to claim to Higher
to be a strong fight made over some ' vice our esteemed
o f the measures to be voted on this William Constant Leever.
fall. Already we hear rum ors o f war many years has been a leader in the
Rev. Charles I. Spellman, a Chris-
ov er the Grange power bill and the affair s o f our City and State, main
Jew, o f Los Angeles, sp oke to
dental advertising bill. Also the tax taining under all circumstances and
limitation bill is « s in g to draw a lot trials, a character untarnished and a ! a fair sized audience at the Feder-
o f fire.
reputation ab ove reproach, th erefore 1 ated church last night. Rev.. Spell-
RE SO LVE D . That The
C om m on man 18 making « tour of the Coast
lust one candidate am ong the lo Council of The City o f Central Point ' n , *le interest of Jewish evangelistic
respect f o r | w,,,k- He '** * this
m ornin g
cal tr ib e is so far show in g any signs records It’s profound
River and poin ts north. While
o f life. Our lady candidate for the \Mllllam Constant Leever
legislature is busy as a cat on a tin >ense o f the great loss we have sus- " » R i n g for the stage Mr. Spellman
*iad ° " i y on e criticism to of-
r o o f trying to get enough names on tallied in his passing that we gladly I 88**'
her petition to place her name on the bear testimony to his many v ir t u e s : ^‘ r rpKardin g this city, and that was
self | *kiat no one provided a com forta b le
ballot. W e rather hope she makes it, and to his loyal devotion and
because then we can fight her in the sacrifice for the welfare o f all whom I l'lace to 8“ down whilfi waiting for
qpen. If she would only forget L. A. he served, and be it further
RE SO LVE D .
the Offtci il
The American lias
H. and all his w orks we wouldn't be
this be arronged In some man-
surprised If she would make a fair Body o f The City of Central P o i n t
to m iddlin' solon at that. They call extend to his widow and mem bers o f I ner R,r 8 *one time and are told thnt
her crazy, but then what legislator his family our earnest sympathy and a shelter will be built in the new
that we Join with them in mournin g city park back o f the city hall as
the loss not only o f the head o f our soon as possible. This will be a wel
By the way, are you begin ning to Official Body, but of a loyal friend com e convenience to the many peo
ple who travel by stage.
w onder what has becom e o f
your and citizen, and be it fu rther *
City Installs New
Visits in City
Rev. C. I. Spellman
Speaks in City
RE SO LVE D . That this resolution
su m m er's wages
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie T hrockm orten
Seems like it was just yesterday we be em bodied in the minutes o f this
were able to let up on carryin g wood [ meeting, and that a copy, properly 1 o f Eagle Point accompanied Mr. and
( i f a n y ) and
the stove j signed by all those who served un- ' ! rs E E. Scott to the the State and
Beats all how cold it ran be in t h e ' d e r our beloved Mayor, be p r e s e n t e d , Government Fish Hatchery at Butte
Falls Sunday. They report
early m ornin g and still get so darn to his family.
beautiful picnic grounds, open to the
F L O Y D ROSS
ed hot by noon.
Acting Mayor | public with no charges.
Just think, kids, only EIG HTEEN
m ore days before school starts. Isn't
life Just grand? But it's a long t i m e |
in this country
sum m er Seems like it was som etim e
in the dim dark past when we used
to lie aw ake and listen to the patter
o f the rain on the roof. But if ou rj
guess is right, we'll be plenty sick
o f hearing it before it gets through :
on ce it does start.
We know one young lady in this
town who is all swelled up
days Last Sunday afternoon she was
w alkin g down the path from the Dia
mon d Lake resort to the lake from
when she met another lady
Chancin g to turn her head Just be
fore they met. she bumped square
into the lady and forced her o f f the
walk. T o her h orror she discovered
the lady to be no less than the form -
er First Lady o f the la nd. Mrs Herb
ert H oover, who w a s very graciou«
ov er the mishap. But the y ou n g lady
say* she will a l w a y s have somethin g
to brag o f — sb«> on ce had the experi
en ce o f knockin g an ex-pre«ident •
• tfe o f f the w alk !
I D LEW IS
ELLIS C L A R K
A N D R E CH O M EL
A O. MYERS
E D W A R D JONES
B E R T H B D G PB TH
The G A R and W R C.
holding their annual encampm ent
Ashland Friday Many o f the W R C
ladies from here plan to attend
Mr. and Mrs J C W ood plan to a'
Mr. Happy Devine and Noble R o b
look in g
men. were visiting here this morning
They are interested
in a mine
Stormv Gulch shove Gold Hill
W e want l o o f f e r ou r c o n g r a t u l a - 1C. Leever. T h e writer has heard that
tions to Postmaster Tom Pankey on service read a g ood many times •»
Masonic past years, but never with the fe«l-
service at tho funeral uf w
o f thin glass and are about the size
of a large pear. They are mounted |
In a nickle plated hanger
screwed to the wall and are easily (
lifted out for instant use. They are |
fillew with Red Com et fluid and are
Advising caution on the
voters in acting upon any proposal
Red Comet Fluid is the
purest that might endanger present busi
Carbon Tel ra-Chloride known and is ness recovery by taking millions of
recom mended by Fire
and dollars from the taxrolls and would
Fire Protection experts as one of the provide for the issuance o f millions
extinguishing o f dollars in bonds that the general
I i<l ii id« ever developed. All that Is taxpayer might have to pay, Oregon
necessary in case o f fire is to grab Business and Investors, whose mem
the grenade and throw it at the base bership comprises business men from
o f the fire. The glass being
thin, every rank, is conductin g the c am
shatters at once, and the
fluid re paign against the state power
leased. The fluid change* Into gas al and hydro-electric am endment,
most instantly on contact with the cording
heat and forms a pow erful
fire Grove editor, who was here yester
sm othering blanket which is drawn day on a sw in g around the state
to the heart of the fire by the draft.
“ W hile we can not ufford to lose
This blanket o f gas keeps the oxygen the Industrial ad va ntage o f
r.way and smother*
fire— for power developed by
Sa m ,"
fire cannot live without a continuous said Bede, “ it seems to me advisable
supply o f oxygen.
to let the federal governm ent make
The fluid will not spot, stain or its own arrangements to get that
freeze— cannot Injure health.
It is ! power to the places where It will be
ideal for electrical or motor fires us used and then lot it he distributed
it Is a non-conductor o f
electricity j over present distribution systems, or
and is known as the best for gasoline over distribution systems
and oil fires, for the gas smothers, vale capital will provide or can be
instead o f spreading the fire.
provided by the people in small dis-
It Is a well known fact that it is lt r lc t s if private capital does not act.
the first few minutes that count in
“ Under that plan,
fighting fires With the aid o f these and state regulation
no would get the benefits of chea p pow
chance of getting beyond control, for er without risking the millions of
before the fire gets much of a «tact dollars that
a Red Comet goes into action, the would provide, to be expended by a
blanket o f gas is form ed,
the fire commission elected by popular vote.
sm othered , the em bers cooled
and Our experience has been that we
the fire put out.
should be wary about mixing poli
There are several types o f Red tics and
Comet grenades. F or
places such huge sums as would be pro
the autom atic type
For vided by the state power bill. $18,-
homes, stores, garages
store 000,000 as a starter and $54.000,-
rooms one may get either the hand 000 in the offin g.
grenades or the automatic type. The
“ Voters have a Job laid out for
city has a supply o f grenades
on them If they Interpret for themsel
band f o r sale to residents desiring ves the grist o f measures that will
real protection at low cost. The price be on the
(in cluding tendency to vote no on what they do
bracket) is $2.00 each.
not understand is likely
about defeat o f most o f the
Mr. and Mrs. Harley Dressier of sures.”
Los Angeles are visiting
here and expect to locate here.
Am ong local people picking black
berries on the
I were Mr Roy Jones, Mr. and Mrs
| Archie Parker and family
! and Mrs. Ben Craig
BUY SCHOOLS TO
OPEN SEPT. 14 :
On Tour of State
Beware of Paternalism
The Central Point schools will op
hurried on a number
ments In order to have the huildingr
in shape f o r the opeuing.
* A new r o o f has been put on the
high school building to replace the
old, leaky one. which had never giv
en satisfaction from the time the
building wus constructed. The floors
in this building have been re-finish
ed with a floor-seal
them have the looks and
quality o f hard wood.
building has been cleaned and reno
vated in preparation for
In the grade school the plastering
has been fixed and the entire build-
ink Kalsomined. All equipment has
been checked over and put in the
best condition possible.
will be in readiness for the opening
One of the m a jor
undertaken by the school hoard this
year is the rem odeling o f the gym.
The old stage has been removed and
bleacher seats built across the end
of the building. Tht^se seats form the
roof for the dressing rooms below.
These room s have been re-built
throughout and also
for both boys and girls put in.
A new heating plant for the gym
Is to be installed by the first of Oc
The new athletic coach employed
last spring to take the place o f Carl
Boswell, who resigned to accept
position in the Medford schools, has
decided to remain in a Salem store
where he has been em ployed
summer. The board this week hired
Kenneth Hulburt, a graduate of Al
bany College, to fill the position. Mr.
and Mrs. Hulhurt have rented
house form erly occupied by Mr. and
Mrs. Skyrnian and have returned to
Albany. They will return in time for
the opening o f school.
The school board was also called
upon to fill another vacancy.
young Indy given a contract
spring as teacher of music and Eng
lish in the high school, resigned re
cently and her place has been filled
by the employm ent o f
Zlnser, a graduate o f the ITnlversity
o f Oregon
Mrs. Nellie Perkins and children
trom Missouri are visiting her broth
er and family, Mr. W. C. Shephard.
CH U RCH
It c y . R o b e r t t b a r ic » L c w ta , P a s t o r
Bible School— A. Wr. Ayers, Sup-
rlntendent, 9 : 3 0 A. M.
Morning W orsh ip — 1 1 :0 0 A. M.
Y.P.S.C.E.— ( t w o g r o u p s ) .
6 :3 0
Evening 8erv lei— 7 : 3 0 p. m.
W om en's Bible study classes Tues
day afternoon from 2 to 3 o 'c lo c k *n
charge of Mrs. H. A. Davisson. From
3 to 4 o 'c lo c k in charge o f Mrs R.
C. Lewis. •
2 :3 0 p m Tuesday.
The Fis herman's
Club, W edn es
day 6 :0 0 p. m.
The Fam ily Gathering,
day. 8 :0 0 p m.
Choir Practice— Thursday.
The French Government
Has taken over
The Bank of France
If you want Liberty,
Beware o f Paternalism'
Progress Brings Egiyluirment
C H R ISTIA N CHURCH
Clifton A. Phillips, Minister
Billie School 10:01) A. M Roland
Com munion and Preaching 1 1 :0 0
A VI The Ladies Quartette will sing
Evening Service 8 :0 0 P. M. Sub
ject “ What la T h e Use o f Preachin g?
Senior Endeavor. 7 : o o P. M.
I tit H E R * A\l>
K ill ITftltOWKKM
Prayer and Bible Study W ed 7: 3u
P M. Zadle Smith, Devotional l e a d
(M e m b e r F e d e ra l lhfeM .ii
er snd Mrs .lame» W o o d * will
I n s u r a n c e ( o r |K > n it lo S )
view the Kook o f Esther
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