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CENTRAL POINT AMERICAN
V O L I'MK IX
C E N T R A L PO IN T, OKfcXJON, T H 4TW D A Y , M ARCH
M u s in g s ^
an Innocent Bystander
hath spoken — aiul a
whole lot o f ns are still unconvinced.
T h e Presid ent’s latest effusion was
n't up to his usual standard, or els>
we have b e c o m e hardened attains
that golden voice.
Som eway it just
didn't “ c l ic k ."
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Th ere were a lot of things about
that “ fireside c h a t’ ’ with which we
could not agree, and
first am ong
these was the statement that “ 1.
and with me a large m ajority o f the
Am erican people, favor the
Im m e
diate passage o f this le g islation ." or
w^rds to that effect.
W e ’ ll admit
that the great and o n ly " I ” no doubt
favors it, but w e ’ ll be blowed if we
believe a " l a r g e m a jo r it y " o f the
If they do, they are mighty
modest about saying so, at least in
• • •
And then again, His Nibs stated
that the nullifying o f the gold clause
in governm ent oblig ations and the
wholesale takin g away o f all gold
m oney from the people by president
ial proclamation, which act was up
held by a mere 5-4 vote o f the Su
prem e Court, was all that saved this
country from " c h a o s ” back in 1933.
He said the cha ngin g o f one lone
vote in the court would have brought
on a great catastrophe.
W e ’ ll
darned if we can see how.
Hut o f
course, never having been associated
w e a lt h " as he has been all his life,
we d o n ’ t profess to understand such
things. " M e and the oth er
f eller "
am ong us c o m m o n folk s still believe
even a g overnm ent ought to keep Its
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And another thing which is b e
fu d d lin g our poor tired brain:
will the addition of more men to the
Supreme Court speed up the delib
erations of that august b od y ?
it be any easier to get fifteen men.
y oun g or old . to agree upon a given
su bject than it now is to get nine
men in line?
Of course, w e under
stand that the Rooseveltian idea is
that every darned one o f the pre
sent mem bers o f the court w ho art
ab ove 70 will hasten to get o f f the
bench as soon a» the new Act makes
it possible and lay around the rest
o f their lives on full pay.
Maybe they wtH. and w e
w o n ’t
b lam e them a bit if they do, but in
that case this country is goin g to
lose the services of
And also w e ’d like
to know just where they are goin g
to find any better or fairer am ong
the whole Farley ensemble.
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VICTIMS OF TRAIN
A grade crossing tragedy
snuffed out the lives o f tw o prom is
ing young men. occu red at the Seven
Oaks crossing tw o miles north of
this city Sundav morning, when a
south -bound Southern
Pacific pa -
renger train struck the car in which
Robert F’ uflicker, 20, and Alvin T
Thorbus, 17. were riding, totally de
molishing the car and causing the
instant death o f both young men
The boys were engaged in deliver
ing the Sunday Oregonian and had
just delivered a paper at the W. K
Parker home, about 30 yards west
o f the crossing.
ward the Pacific highway, the boys
apparently did not see or hear the
approachin g train and drove
the track Immediately In front
the huge engine. The car was pick
ed up by the engin e and carried al
most a quarter o f a mile b e f o r e be
com in g dis lodged and tumbling into
the ditch beside the track
T h o rb u s’ body was throw n clear
o f the train about 90 feet front th*
point of impart, hut the
young P u rucker was caught in the
crushed seat o f the car and was with
exxtrente difficu lty released by C o r o
ner Frank Perl, w ho arrived on the
seene shortly after the accident.
At a c o r o n e r 's Inquest held Mn»-
day afternoon the Jury found the a c
cident to be "u n a v o id a b le ” . The e-
gin eer o f the train testified he did
not see the car until Just b efore the
impact and that apparently neither
of the boys saw the train at all.
R ob ert Pu ru ck er has been a car
rier for the M edford Mail T rib une
for a number o f years and also d e
livered The Oregonian
the northern part o f the county. Al
vin T h orb us was also a Tribune car
rier and was accom panyin g P u ru ck
er for the ride at the time o f the a c
Shows Cost of
gan at that time to furnish the wood
' for the library.
In 1931 the city al
so started paying $1 a month for
Soon after the death o f Mr. C o w
ley and the eonsequeht change In
ownership o f the building,
brary was m oved to
building, which Mrs. Merritt gave
During the time the li
brary was In that
lit order :o more clearly set forth 1931 to 1938) the cost to the city
the situation regarding
local for library support was $10.00 per
library we give the f ollow in g su m month, cush; about $8.no per year
mary o f the history o f the library for wood, ,«nd $1
s.nce its begin ning:
light, or a total o f $11.50 per month.
The Central poin t Public Library,
When thfc -Merritt
a branch o f the
County sold last fall to Mrs. Damon, the li
Library, was f.rst opened in the C o w brary was com pell ed to
ley building in ib is city on February quarters.
Application was made to
1920. A that time, a library associa the city for the use o f the old city
tion was organiz ed and a board o f hall, which had been vacant since
A. th*' city o ffic e rs were moved to the
Cowley, ow n er of the
cem en t ol.. bauk building.
The city co u n
building on the corner o f Pine and cil voted to allow the library to use
2nd streit, d o n a 'e d the use
a this building, at least temporarily,
room in hie buildin g and also paid although gome o f the councllm en ex
tor the lights.
.Ml money used by pressed the opin ion that
the library was raised el.h er by po should not be expected to
pular subscription or by dinners, en both a building and cash for the li
paid to the librarian.
At the regular March meeting of
In 1925 the county court decided the council it was voted to pay the
to pay a small sum monthly to aid February allotm ent of $ l u but to
In supporting the branches of th” make that the last navment. No ac
coun ty library. Since then the c oun tio. i was taken regarding the use o f
ty has paid 9 5 . n o per month to the th» old city hall building, although
During the year prior there was some discussion regarding
to that the library board allowed the u e o f the building by the city
Mrs. Moore, librarian, $1 for each for the storing o f the firtt equipment.
day the library was open.
A movement is under way to again
In 1929 the chool hoard voted to organize a library association to as
pay 55.00 per month to the library, sume the financial rospotislbllty for
and tin- ci.y atso started paying the | the library.
Much interest has been
The next year, h o w aroused am ong the residents of the
ever. the school
discovered com m unity and no doubt Is felt that
they had no authority to pay out some satisfactory solution of the pro-
school money for such - purpose atnl i blent of raising the necessary funds
withdraw their sutwort.
city i wll
then ag reed to phv $10 per month Moore is continu in g to keep the li
Instead of $5.00.
The city also be brary open as usual.
There will be a meeting o f all
those interested in the support of
the Central Point Public Library
Monday afternoon, March 15, at
the library building
Hall) at 2 o'clock . E veryoue who
pass hly can should attend.
Farm Is Sold
T "1 ■■ a .
1 ■ 1
Jewett to Report
' W . S. Gillmore, 77,
At Salem Meet
Fells Dead at Work
H. -IV Jewett, principal
Central Point High School, is a mem-
' Iter o f the C om m ittee on Custodial
Admin istration which will make a
report at the annual c o n fe r e n c e of
city superintendents to be held In
; Salem on
■ March 19 and 20. The oth er m e n -
I hers of his c o m m ittee are
¡H e d r ic k , superintendent o f the Med
ford I’ ultlic Schools, chairm an, and
Fred Peterson, district
dent of Klamath County.
This is the second
school superin tendents'
c o n 'e r e n c e
to lie held under the Joint auspices
o f the department
den ce o f the Oregon State Teachers
Association and the State
ment o f Education.
Frank B. Ben-
nett. superintendent o f schools
T illa m ook , Is the president o f the
conference and Silas Gaiser. super
intendent o f schools at Salem, is the
Important com m ittee re
ports will be given on the follow in g
Custodial Adm in istration,
J u n ior High School
Oregon, anti General Health E d u ca
tion rrn g ia n i in Cooperatio n with
lie Oregon Medical Association.
The historic o ld Maury Farm on
the Central Point-Jacksonville road
has been sold bv Henry Maury
Dr. 11. n . Elliott o f Medford.
This place was taken up iu 1853
and th e,ab stract is very interesting.
Tlie piece was first
From time im m em oria l
mankind page 18 o f Hook 1 o f Jackson C ou n
has depended upon the " e l d e r states ty's Deed and Mortgage Records, the
m a n " for the wise and just pon d er C ou n ty 's first
ing of all matters o f grave concern. .Maury fam ily has farm ed the place
Youth has its place, o f course, but for nearly 7 0 years. Mr. Henry and
on ly with the passing, years c om es Miss Mary Maury’s father, Mr. Reu
And so as we sit here ben F. Maury came out to the Cali
and ponder tonight this whole idea fornia Cold fields in 1849, and cam e
seems to us like the
o f a to the R ogu e River valley in
He was later made »
“ M am m a’ s D arlin g"
who early fifties.
hasn't been allow ed to go his own Colonel in the C. S. Army.
In the early days, the farm sup-
way all the time.
( plied most o f the vegetables for the
W e ran across an item today call-|*0Wit o f Ja cksonville, and old timers
................ „ . ' o f that ¡trea state that their earliest
ing attention to the fact that out of
recollections o f f o o d frfom the gar
the thousands o f cases which have den are associa ted with the Maury
c o m e before the Supreme Court since farm.
The latid carries a free water right
its inception, hundreds involvin g th«
It was the first
question o f the constitutionality of from Griffin Creek
given from this creek and Is dated
som e act of Congress, only 19 were 1878. Th< dam for imtuigatlon is «
decid ed as unconstitutional and of favorite sw im m in g
these on ly 16 were o f
nationwide youngsters o f the n eigh borh ood
The entire 75 acres are very fer-
And 8 otrt o f the 18
;ile and the place ranks a m on g the
have c o m e since the New Deal was most excellent farms in the valley.
proposed fou r
ago. There are som e very lat^e walnut
News was brought to this city by
Som e more “ c o c k e y e d " stuff, looks and box alder trees about the house.
There i« no fruit on the place, it j Mr. and Mrs. Ed Vincent on their
is given over to general
farming. I return from a recent visit north of
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wheat, alfalfa, corn , ladina
clover I th " death from pneum onia o f Pro
W e note that the spring cleanup and onions being the usual
crops. 1 fessor Vance A. Davis, well known
Is well upder way.
Bert has been The farm now carries a few cows, | Dimer
busier than a cat on a tin r o o f haul hogs, and sheep. Operations will be schools, who passed away more than
ing away the win ter's accum ula tion continued along
lines, three weeks ago in the Veteran's
about the towu.
Good w ork, fel though the new ow n er expects
to hospital In hoseburg.
Prof. Davis was well
lers, cleau ours up too.
gradually develop a herd o f Guern
• • •
sey c o w s and keep also som e Du roc this community, w here he had been
Dr. Elliott stated that he-has making his borne during tbp
W e want to whisper a
w ord to the parents o f all small boys planned for 20 years to acquire a year at the Hotel Valandra. He was
a veteran o f the Spanish war
about our town.
If you don't want tarm o f this typ«.
Ed Gilm ore, w no has been on the! was a m em ber o f the local lodge of
to see your boy in trouble or mixed
up in som e affair
the iiiace for several years, will contin ue Odd Fellows, and had many friends
courts are called upon to act, bet there. Mr. G ilm ore is an experienced in this county w ho will mourn his
ter see that they cut out the slin g fa rm er and Is especially well versed I passing
shots and 22 rifles. This part o f the in dairy cattle.
Mr Henry and Miss Mary Maury
R o g u e River valley has becom e en
tirely too thickly settled for boys will contin ue to live in the old h om e!
to roam about doin g
prom is cuous until th “ latter part o f April, when
(ey expect to m ove to the IsaaOOfl
w eapon« awav and k-
' ' rtj In Central Point
reach o f your youngsters and not they purchased recently.
Joe Hubka. the papular ex-''niv<_r-
T h e farm being only four miles
from his offlee. Dr Elliott expects sity o f N ob rj ka footl all player, ha !
to m ov e on to th* place a fter the .i hit«» Medford drnt ry crow d gt--.a
Three times In the last fou r da>
n ght when ha
thia writer has
In f .
*o m ” fitted clear of C o w b o y D udge v.u.ca *
c o u r t as probation officer o f Jack
rem odeling done
h* e „ •
deadly lariat spin f o r 52 minutes.
son county to represent small boy* » • ’“ her
<»>e Central Point O r a n « -
w h o had gotten Into trouble It tou t f®r several years, and being clo ser to And. after b r i l l i a n l y wrestling the
ju n io r heavyweig ht
champion to a
a pleasant task to have
Ceatrml Pota t. it to ....................... .
standstill, it was H u bk a's ow n care
these youngsters up before th<- law- that the Elliotts will be more closely lessness that enabled the C ow boy to
But the law-abid in g citizens o f our .»isociated with Uentral Point and hoist him high upon his shoulders
co m m u n ity have a right to pr otec her people.
and spin him into oblivion
tion and we, as -w orn mpporter.- o f
T h e end came when least expected
the law, must provide that protec
After over 51 minutes o f great wreo-
Let us hope that with your
tllng. du ring which the tw o clean
SA LE M . Mar*h V -< Sp ) — G over
hearty cooperation our young folks
boys displayed about everyth in g Hi
nor Charles H. Martin
may be kept out o f mischief.
the book Including a touch o f tem
• • •
per. Hubka star ed h am m ering Th ick
W o see that Hro
Hall o f
to the flo o r with sonnenberga Thre**
Miner has so far recovered his b ra
times be crashed into th e apparent!«
vado now that M. H M has takeu * la use on one o f the measures
g rog g y cham pion, and Just when it
flight »bat be is inflicting bis c o m
'»■lu-d lik*- Th ick was all through,
munity » I t b t « o i«*u-s a
oth er folk s g* . c o l o g OB that Heau- h- caught Joe on bis « b ou ld er s at
bts s -a o d a l sheet
lio w that
kid tifi- atlou c o b ' e s this year
have , he fourth aonnettherg, and H was
does g row !
le-en to o darned husv to * » rt any- all ov er Hubka. w h o was the c row d's
favorite all through ' h e match, was
* * *
u c i b b i v cVatAug-* af'*T *2t r. rjUxi
Pv tjm -epy ran t acuno o f ;rwi a m> th roug h u tr'gs*
Prof. V . A . Davis
Dies at Hospital
Hubka Loses Bout
To Dudge Chick
W. 8. O fllm ort, 77, belter known
as “ Uncle 'Billy,” passed away about
1:30 yesterday afternoon at the Ot
to Rohnert ranch
Death was attributed
Mr G illm ore wav w orkin g in tlie
electric hot house at the
Gardens planting tomatoes when he
was seen to collapse.
He leaves to mourn his loss one
son. .1. E. Gillm ore o f Seattle, W ash
on e daughter,
Hartman od R lchford, III., besides
two brothers, J. W.
Central Point and J. F. G illm ore o f
Portland, and several grand-children
and great-grandchildren in the East.
He was a great tincie o f Mrs. Otto
Mr. Gillm ore had
his hom e with - bis brother, J. W.
G illm ore in Central Point for the
past 2 V* years.
from the Perl Funeral H om e Sat
urday afternoon at 2 p.m.
ment Ip Central Point cemetery.
Grade Teacher* Fete
Hi Faculty at Dinner
Members o f the high school fa tu i
ty were guests of the grade school
teachers at a delicious Turkey din
ner W edn esday evenin g at the high
T h e m otif of Saint Patrick's day
was seen in the invitations and fea
tured in the table decorations.
T w entyon e mem bers were present.
Miss Alice Anderson was
man o f the party com m ittee.
grade teachers acted
trade slogan used In ads and the
faculty guessed the name. This was
one o f the jolliest games o f the year
Need for Bank
Shown of Lake
Do we need a bank
P oin t?
One lady c arry in g consid er
ably ov er one hundred dollars
Medford to bank loaf
Thia probably would no*
hare happened if she
aring to leave her money at home,
(about eighty d o lla r s), took it to a
basketball gam* and in the exrlte-
t.**nt dropped her purse and never
missed It until nearly h om e but on
returning to the gym found it under
One o ' h e r party bad hi*
purse with 925
h om e
Many people are forced to
make a trip to Medford
money in the house
The Central Point Hatchery has
purchased and Installed a
a t o f Inmesway Mamm oth Incn-
l»a or wbt*h doubles their original
This unit ,s designed es
pecially for turkey egg*
now handle all your ruatotn batching
r - c h i c k e n and turkey eggs
way hatched c h ir k « o r poults
h jtejh -td
* d * .'
Miss Anderson to
Leave School Job
It is with regret that we announce
:he resignation o f Miss Alice Ander
son. teacher o f the g ram m ar school.
The school board accepted her resig
nation to take effect
.Miss Melba Putman o f Ashland has
accepted the position made
and will take charge Monday m or n
Miss Anderson will take
position in the Jackson school left
vacant when Miss Brigg resigned to
go into business in Dunsmulr.
Anderson and mother Mrs.
will contin ue to make their h om e <n
the Hotel Valandra cottage during
the school term.
states that she has
when she think of leaving her class
that they are all very loveable pu
pils She will contin ue
work thought uncertain in Just what
doing fine and are lookin g forward
to the arrival of new uniforms re
Dies at Salem
Edward Gerald Elliott, native o f
Central Point, died o f pneumonia In
Salent last Saturday after u w eek’s
He was 20 years old.
Mr Elliott was born In Central
Point on February 17, 1917.
survived by his mother, Mrs. M. L.
Elliott o f Central Point, his father,
Samuel Elliott of Paradise. Cal., n
sister, Mrs. A. R. Parker of Central
Point, and a brother. Jack Elliott,
now serving with the United Stales
Private funeral services were held
iu the Perl chapel here at t o o'cloc k
Wednesday morning. The Rev. It. C.
Lewis o f Central point
Interment were in
Requests for Crop
Loans Now Due
fruiters WIN 1ST
E OVER LAST
Central Point wou their first bas
ketball tournament game this m orn
ing with a 38-31 sJore against the
defendin g champion
team at the district 14 tournament
now being played at the
Oregon Normal School In Ashland.
High point men for
were Bill Grimes and L o m e W e b
ster with 11 points eaeb.
Central Point will play Chiloqullt.
who won their game this morn lit-
from Illy by a large score, at S o '
M vel s
P. O’Connor, 8
It. O 'C onnor, 6
Substitutes: ( ’«■titrai Poin t— W eb -
d o r ( 1 1 ) . n J ••wett : Myrtle Creek.
John Doe ( 3 )
The Central Point
hoopsters captured th • coun ty “ H"
>:chool cham pionship
out tw o straight wins
Valley, n o n hern division tltllst, last
Friday and Saturday evenings
Scouts to Stage
Party for St. Pat.
The scouts are giving a
gundi party on March 26.
‘ ■ats and lots o f fun. K eep this date
This is a St. Patrick’s day-
W a tch for m ore
Applications for em ergency
and feed loans for 1937 are now be
ing received at Medford by
Fow ler, County Agent for the Emer
gency Crop and Feed Loan Section
o f the Farm Credit Administration.
These loans will he made only to
T H E F E D E R A T E D CH U RCH
farmers who cannot ob tain
from any oth er source, as provided Rev. R. C. Lewis, pastor. Phono 51
by regulations Issued by th*- Gover
Mr. Hamburg, tkupt. Sunday School
nor o f the Farm Credit Adm in istra
9 : 3 0 A M . IMhJo Reboot.
The m on ey loaned will he li Sunday:
everyone welcom e.
mited to the farm er's im media te and
actual cash needs for grow in g hlr
1 1 :0 0 A M Morning W orship ,
1937 crops or for the purchase o f
6 :3 0 P.M.
feed for livestock and in no Instance
Junior and Senior Groups.
may exceed $4on.
7 :3 0 P.M. Evening Worship.
Farmers are not eligib le f o r these
loans if they can borrow from an
W ed n esd a y — 7 :3 0 .
Fam ily gath
individual, production credit associa ering, pruyer and Bible study.
tion, bank, o r oth er concern.
The w eekday Bible classes have
resumed their regular schedule
Tuesday— 2 : 0 0 ,
8 it n-
mary. 3 : 0 0 , Hynthesto. 6 : 0 0 , Flab-
8 : 8 0 Seofield
Flnul reports front the o f f ic e ol »•rtnan's c lu b supper.
7 :3 0 , Church Evidence.
the Postmaster General for the fiscal Blbl*- class.
year en ding June 30,
Wednesday- 8 :3 0 , ntbte Doctrine
that the air-mail set vices had the d a s « .
best year In their history, both front
Thursday- 7 : 3 0 , Personal Evan
the standpoint o f poundage
8 : 3 0 , Sunday S c b o o ’ Meth
ported and air mail r«venue.
ing the fiscal year o f 1936, t h e n ods.
E veryoue Is w elcom e to these
were 15,377.993 pounds transported classes.
with postage revenue o f $9.702,8 76.-
The Ladies Aid Society and the
com pa red
I n .775,2 18
pounds transp orted during the fis W o m e n ’ s
cal year o f 1935, w ith postal revenue hold a joint meeting in the base
ment of the Church on Thursday a f
of 96.599,631.4 1
in the report o f the Postmaster ternoon March 18th at
O fficers for both societies will
General, attention is called to our
system, elected at this meeting in order •>
which is so designated that It serve« have this work taken rare o f hefor*
the entire United States, and that by the Annual Meeting o f the Chur* It
which will be held on March 30th.
means o f train and star-route con
and ail laities connede<| with either
nections. every section Is served.
society are asked to make it a point
Attention is also called
to he present.
It is nearly time to
fact that many patrons d o not know
that air-mail is
over send out tile missionary mon ey from
both groups, and in order that It
night from Toast to Coast in regu
may he ineluded in the annual re
lar routine with a total o f ten trips
ports, the ladies are asked, as near
daily which opera *• rt gtilarly iu th»'
ly as possible to have this money in
2 f - h o u r period from various points
the hand« o f the treasurers at this
on the Pacific Toast to p ii n ls on
There will also be a dis
the Atlantic ('oast.
mission o f various Important plans
for the com in g year, and your opi*
nIon is desired
The Annual Meeting o f the Church
will be held on
Marc it 3oth. heginsing with a cover
Mr and Mrs. Marshall Mimmond* ed dish supper in the basement at
All members and friends o f
and little da ughter
Dr. 6 :3 0 .
the Church are invited to be pr.»-
Heckman o f f i c e recently.
W o n d e r what l,oiii* Braga
say when he see hi* picture In this leadership o ' Mr. James Johnston o '
Faith Hom e, Ceres, Calif., will be
paper tom orrow .
gin Sunday morning. March
We understand 'bat .Sam Valley Mr Johnston will be
changed baskets at end o f 'h*- first by his daughter Miss Mary Johnston,
half o f the basketball g a m " Satur w ho will do apodal work with th'
W e ar*
day evening to mak-- it easier for children and y oun g people.
loo k in g forward to a season of won
the Central Point boys to win
derful spiritual blessing anil revival
and everyone i* invited and itrg d
You could watch tw o
of to Join with ns in these meetings
hnsketball at the tournamen t in Ash
land today with just a line between
C H K IM TIA N ( H I K O I
the tw o floor s that is you
Clifton A. Phillips. Minister
watch tw o «antes If you stnar. en
Bible School 10: 00 A M. Roland
Aim. 200 by Easter.
P r o f Jrwwtt going into a class to
C om m uulon and Preachin g. 1 1 : 9 «
day with a problem o f “ C P. 39 to A.M.
Subject “ Christ
Myrtle Point 31“ — that a* far a* he S h ep h erd ." J. Ed Vincent will ting
for this service.
White hen sneak-d in the back
Cbrltslan Endeavor. 6 . 3 0 P M
door o f this o f f ic e and laid au egg
in the waste paper basket
Subject “ Monday, Tuesday and W e d
nesday o f The Passion W eek "
Little Lout*« Martel w bo I* visit us fnlow these studies until Easter
ean “ Did Christ die on F r id a y ? ”
speak both French and English.
Prayer and Bible Sftidv. W e d n e s
the time nf her la.-t visit b* r* Mrs day 7 : 3 0 P M.
D evotlooal leader.
MrCaskey ask her great aunt
Mrs Norm ao Hansen. Carol Hover will
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