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CENTRAL POINT AMERICAN
VOLUME X I
CENTRAL. POINT, OREOOS. THURSDAY, MARCH li, ItKtl)
M em o ries
By the Editor
Be it far from us to set ourselves
up as au art critic, but we some
times see something in some illu
stration in the magazines which
makes us wonder where the artist
got big idea. Take (or instance, thu
large illustration in connection with
a recent story in “ Collier's".
story was called “ The Blizzard” aud
the picture purported to represent
a scene during a severe blizzard
somewhere in the “ Wild and Wooly
W est" in the old days.
The scene showed the hero out iu
the storm on bis hrouc hunting (or
a lost schoolma-am who had wan-
Uered from the trail
on her way
from a dance. The man had follow
ed a line fence until he came to a
herd of cattle which had drifted up
to the fence aud were huddled tuc.ro
in the storm. During a lull iu the
icy blasts he sighted the girl sitting
on her horse among the cattle.
There were, you see, all the elements
of a very dramatic picture.
here* what that alleged artist act
The first item which attracted our
attention was that line fence. The
posts were zig-zagged all over the
country— not in a straight line as
all tences of such character normal
ly are. Each post was snow-capped,
but t he cap as dratyn by the artist
was a periect sphere on each post,
giving the appearance of a perfectly
round snowball serenely sitting on
way the wire was attached to the
said posts attracted our attention.
Each post had three hoies about one
inch by two mortised through it with
the barbed wires passing through
these holes. Just try that some day,
some of you farmers—-stretching a
barbed wire through a one-inch hole
in a nuniir-.*r of fence posts, especial
ly with the posts out of line. A.id
also try balancing a round snowball
on top of that post in a sixty-mile-
an-hour wind— and make
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Then to add to the fun, the man
in the picture wore a scarf with a
long end blowing in the wind. That
scarf— also the horse’s tail and mane
— was blowing straight toward the
faces of that band of cattle— and
any man who can make a band of
wild cattle— or tame, for that mat
ter— stand and face an houest-to-
goodness blizzard, is welcome to °ur
chance at the Job.
But ab! Here's
something else again.
The girl in
the foreground also wore a scarf and
it was blowing in exactly the oppos
So maybe those cat
tle couldn't tell Just which way that
wind was coming from, after all.
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M M U K K 1!1
BONNEVILLE LINE Humane Society
EREGTION IO SEGIN Doing Fine Work
WITHIN FEW DAYS
PORTLAND, March 1.— (Special)
— Construction operations
"backbone" iramtmisoion line from
Bonneville Dam will start next week.
Tins morning the oftice of Admin
istrator J. D. Boss accepted the low
bid of $349,41*1.50 (or the circuit
which will carry power to western
Oregon and Washington communi
Fritz Ziebarth of Los Angeles,
signed the con
tract with Assistaut Bonneville Ad
ministrator Charles E. Carey and at
once ordered his heavy construction
equipment sent to Vancouver from
Ziebarth will open offices in Van
couver at the end of this week and
will be prepared to hire men there
by March 10. Tower erection will be
gin in two months, after completion
of hauling, grading and other pre
" W e expect to start work with
the laying of crushed rock at mile
14 near the Vancouver end of ti}<‘
right-of way,” Ziebarth announced.
“ We plan to have at least 20 of our
own trucks on the job within a short
time. Actual erection of towers will
not start uutil material hauling is
well organized and tower footings
are constructed.’ ’
Ziebarth has been engaged In
major construction jobs in all parts
of the west. Line erection for the
Skagit project of City Light In Seat
tle, work on the Fort Peck project,
the Metroplitan water district pro
ject, between Boulder Dam and Los
Angeles, and numerous construction
jobs in Texas have been among his
Completion of the first of the
line's two circuits by September 1 is
planned as part of Administrator .1.
D. Ross' program to have power
ready for sale to a large number of
communities by mid-autumn.
The second circuit of the back
bone line is to be ready for energy
on October 1. Bonneville plans also
call for completion of the Van-
couver-Eugene lineat approximately
the same date.
Ziebarth believes his crew will
number In the neighborhood of 200
men at the peak period. This num
ber. plus the W P A
have been clearing the right-of-way
and the crews which will be employ
ed at the big Vancouver substation
site will bring the total employed
on the line to approximately 700.
Navy Mothers To
Meet March 6
The last item which atracted our
There will be a meeting of the
attention was the way that darned Rogue River Valley Navy Mothers
idiot had drawn that girl and her Club held in the I.O.O.F. Hall in
horse. The lady wore a long coat Central Point on March 6th. There
buttoned up to her chin with a hood will be a pot luck lunch at noon and
covering her head. For some rea the meeting will he called to order
son she didn't have one of those at 2 o’clock. All mothers who have
round snowballs balanced on her | sons in the U.S. Navy whether they
bead— in fact there wasn't a bit of
belong to the club or not are cord
snow sticking to her garments any
ially Invited to attend.’ Also any
But sometime during
her visiting mothers or sailors’
ride she had dropped her bridle- will be made welcome, please bring
reins onto the saddle horn, which
DID have a snow-cap, as did the
the fork of the saddle. In fact the
reins had apparently lain there so Commander Scott
long the snow had covered them
^ where they lay along the side of the
Commander Scott, world traveler
saddle. Still no sonw had stuck to
and former member o f the British
the lady’s dress or coat!
Royal Atr Service entertained the
0 m 9
Looking back over some thirty Central Point pupils with a sound
years among the blizzards of west picture and lecture concerning the
ern Minnesota, the Dakotas, Wyom scenic beauties of the United States
ing. and in fact all over the mid •■d America.
The picture. “ They Discovered j
west. we couldn't find one darned
is the story of a girl and
thing in the whole picture which
seemed natural. It is our hunch boy who go on thetr honeymoon
that the person who drew that pict trip via The Pacific Qreybound line*.
Commander Scott described many
ure had spent mighty few years
north of the Mason A Dixon line and of his adventures and trips to
had very vague ideas of what snow foreign lands and then told the
really is. And we believe that be pupils that It was not necessary to
fore making any further attempts go out of America to see the roost
to illustrate such stories he, she, or wonderful things In the world.
It. ought to take a trip out to the
Golden Gate Fair at San Francisco
— preferably on a bicycle— and see
for himself just what the West looks
like. And we'll give him a farm ont
west with a pig In It If he will take
a Job somewhere mortising three
holes in fence poets enough to build
a single mile of fence— and
stretch old-fashioned heavy barbed
wire through those holes!
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For Faber Kids
Everett Faber (believe it or
not) arose at 5:30 o'clock W ed
nesday and made a trip to Grants
Pass and when he returned he
Of all the various welfare organ cupy part of an old orchard and are| had a spotted pony for Donald
izations of the county, probably none beautifully landscaped. On one side' aud Patsy.
The delight of the
children knew no bounds. It has
is so little understood as the Jack- of the main building stands a small
Central Point P.T.A. executive
son County Humane Society. Many cottage for the caretaker, while at
not been decided just what mon
people seem to bave the idea that the other end of the lot is a larger
iker the pony will answer to. The
committee met at the P. A. Tracy
this organization is supported en house designed as a home for a re
choice lays between Xeres, Pedro,
home Tuesday February 28, with
Sergeant and Al.
tirely by the taxpayers aud tor the sident veterinarian, but on account
ten members present.
Mrs. W. H.
sole purpose of administering t h e 1 of lack of funds such service Is n ot,
Anyway, the spotted pony had
dog tax law. The truth Is that ! given just now.
never worn shoes and
from treasurer, program chairman
handling the collection of the dog I The entire plant, including build- j Miunlck was called upon to fit
a pair, butevldently this didn’t
tax is one of the least of the duties lugs, fences, kennels aud other
and manager of the hot lunch were
and projects of the organization.
equipment, has been acquired by the| please, for Shorty
Current bills were allowed.
The state law provides that the soc.ety through donations, hoarding! up in a hurry and now a suit to
Communications on the McLough-
recover a piece of "ground round"
dog tax may he collected directly by of animals and other services of like
lin memorial, an Oregon P.T.A. pro
may be in order.
the county or put in the hands of naiure. Not oue cent of tax money
also, on an alcohol and narcotic
such organizations as the Humane has gone into the place.
were read and discussed.
society to be collected on a percent-1
Club Enjoys Visit
County school superintendent C.
age basis. The local humane society plant is the pet cemetery. This plot
From Rogue River
R. Bowman will speak at the regu
is handling these collections in this is beautifully
lar meeting of P.T.A. Friday March
county 111 this manner.
This per markers for each grave.
3 at 3 o ’clock, on educational meas
centage of the dog tax is the only animal lovers whose pets die from
The Civic Club met Wednesday ures that are being considered by
contribution the society receives one cause or another
During the legislature.
from tax money and the amount is bodies here lor interment. Another with a good attendance.
During the afternoon, by the re
far too small to pay the usual
which animals are planned for Friday March 24 to be quest of the publicity chairman Mrs.
operating expenses. A large pci-, chamber
Menu will be Edyth Bohnert arrived and took
centage of *he dog tax so collected placed when neces-ary to destroy. held at the library.
is divided among the cities ot the Here the animal is quietly placed, creamed hani with peas, mashed pictures of the group. There were
The part retained by the the door closed, aud a stream of potatoes, vegetable salad, hot rolls, four members sbsent. The next
board meeting will be with Mrs. If.
county goes to pay for loss to sheep carbon mouoxide gas is introduced, butter, pie and coffee.
We had with us us guests (our C. Williamson at her home on Beal
raisers through depredations of dogs bringing quick and painless death in
less than forty-five seconds. Bodies ladies from the Rogue River Civic Lane.
on their flocks.
animals so destroyed are then Improvement Club, Mrs. Dick. Mrs.
High school girls will be available
The Jackson county humane soc
Sandry, Mrs. Fowler and Mrs. Frei. at the meeting Friday to care for
iety has a working agreement with taken to an incinerator tor (Inal
Mrs. Dick Is president of the First [ small children.
the city of Medford by which In re
The principal work of the Jack- District Federation and gave us a
The first grade pupils will tell
turn for the portion of the dog tax
very Interesting talk on the object “ Why I Like March." Sixth grade
allotted to the city, the society son County Humane society is edu
"While the society uses of Federation.
mothers will ear..- refreshments.
agrees to handle the dog troubles of
to see that the laws
relating to humane care and treat W onderland Court
Visitors at Fair
The society has one of the most
ment of all animals are strictly en
complete establishments of its kind
forced," stated Mrs. H. D. MeCaskey,
in the state at their grounds on Mid
president, “ our principal aim is to
ISLAND, Feb. 2d
way road near Its Intersection with bring about better care for our
T o Visit Region
(W N 8 ) — Wonderland Court with Its
the Old highway. Here are provided
antinal friends, both large and small. naturalistic gardens and campfire
most up-to-date quarters for the,
In our work throughout the county circle In the Shasta-Cascade scenic
Visitors t0 the Sbusta-Caacadu
care of dogs and cats. The kennels
we are constantnly striving to bring region exhibit is proving one of the Wonderland building aud outdoor
• re very comfortable and the best
about better understanding of the most popular spots on the World's court in which Jackson county is re
of care Is given to all animals in
needs of these friends of mankind Fair Island. It Is the most advant presented at the World's Fair on
their cure. In rear of the msl»i
who « r e so dependant on us for com ageous place from which to view the Treasure Island, are being glveg a
building are large open-air runways
fort and their very lives."
flay and night fireworks from a com special invitation to visit the Wond
where the dogs may exercise at will.
Mrs. McCaskey is one of the fortable seat In a restful atmosphere. erland scenic region of northern
Provisions are made for boarding of
founders of the society in this dist-j Also, the word appears to have gone California and southern Oregon. The
dogs and cats In the absence of their
rict and, together with other un nut that It Is an Ideal place In which Invitation is in the form of a “ Court
owners and the society derives a
selfish animal lovers, among whom to enjoy a picnic lunch In outdoor esy Card" of convenient size to lit
large portion of its income from
may be named Mr. and Mrs. Sid surroundings.
in purse or wallet.
Richardson and Mrs. Callle Palm,
On one side Is this wording;
As a result, Wonderland Court is
In the main building also are has given freely of her time and
generally filled and visitors have "COURTESY CARD. This Is an in
kitchens for the preparation of food means for the advancement of this
not been backward about expressing vitation for you to visit the Shas's-
for the animals; bathing facilities worthy work. Jackson county may
The Jackson Cascade Wonderland of northern
for the dogs; a veterinary room; and well be proud of the record they
County exhibit is In the Counties California and southern Oregon.
storage rooms. The
grounds oc- have made.
Promenade In one section of the When presented anywhere in the
gardens and, as a result of this Wonderland it will insure you the
CARD OF TH A N K S
attracting hospitality and the courtesies for
Health Unit Notes
which the region is
We wish to express our apprecia
card Is signed with the name and
tion to our friends and neighbors
headquarters address of the Shasta-
fo r the beautiful flowers and mauy
given at 1:30 P M. Friday March 3
acts of kindness and sympathy dur at the Health House back of the
Rogue River Civics and Central On the reverse side Is a picture of
ing our recent bereavement.
Point Civics had a nice friendly Wonderland Court and naturalistic
gardens which are a part of the
Another pre-school and baby clinic
Mrs. H- C. Williamson
world's fair display.
That Is the way it should be.
Donald, Mary Lou aud Earl will be held sometime In April— the
The card Is intended as an in
When Civics meet Civics.
exact date will be announced soon.
Things are bound to be brighter. vitation, a souvenir, and a constant
Mrs. Lenna West
Friends of Mrs. Fry will be sorry FARMERS AND FRUITGROWERS reminder for its possessor to visit
Mr. Clarence Williamson
the Wonderland region eventually,
to know that she is growing weaker
If not now.
all the time.
Mr. Earle Judd
AT TRAGY HOME
SI! A SIA -CA SCA D E EXPOSITION BUILDING INTERIOR
Mr. and Mrs. Gonderson left W ed
nesday morning for Portland whore
Mr. Gonderson will undergo a phy
I (Uhp (iljurrbpH
C H U R C H O F C H R IS T
Clifton A Ph'lltpa. Minister
Bible School 10:00 A.M. Roland
Hover, Supt. Miss Lyle Gregory,
Communion and Preaching 11:00
A M. Special number by choir.
Christian Fndeavor 8 30 P.M.
Evangelistic Service 7:30 P M .
Sermon sublect "The Bible Account
of Christ From Genesis to Revela
Fellowship Night Tuesday March
7. Th » Golden Link Bible class
will have charge of the program.
Come! Bring your lunch and aer-
C. F. Atchley, State aupt. of The
Antl-rlgarette League, will present
an illustrated lecture on the evils of
tobacco Friday March 3rd at 7:30
Come! Hear and See!
The Carnstion Club met at the
home of Opal Carter in Medford for
a covered dish luncheon last Thurs
day February 23. Ohe next meet
ing will be March 9 at Bessie Fern-
a script girl" a» they do In Holly
wood, just to »heck up on the plct- ¡
ares tbelr artist« offer so ss to be
sur* tbev com* at least within a '
We w mid o'fer our humble re thousand miles of being true to Ilf- ¡
commendation to the editors of that But, as we said before, we don’ t I
famous magazine that they employ claim to be an art critic, «o what’
F .U LEADERS
TH E F E D E R A T E D CH URCH
Presented today by the California State Cotrmiscion is the above recent photograph showing some of the d>'.iU
cf construction of the Shasta-Cascade Wonderland group building on Traatnrv Island. The view is taken from
the spacious mezzanine, completely surrounding the main Boor, and shows the huge columns of Porderosa mua.
The broad windows to the m r afford a clear view of the Urge courtyard which will be amazingly transit-med
•'vo a b t of northern woodland An excellent view of the San Prancisco-Oaldand Bay Bridge is afforded. C -rat
I ’ r - ^ r T . L. Stanley announces that plana lot the preparation and institution of exhibit« are going forward
Phone I I
Stanley o. Pariah. Pastor.
Bible School— 9 45 a. m
Morning Worship— 11 00 a. m.
Christian Endeavor— 6 30 p m.
Evening Service— 7:10 p. m.
Ladles' Bible Claao— Tuesday at
2:30 p. m.
Prayer Meeting— Wednesday at
7:10 p. m.
Choir Practice — Wednesday at
1:10 p. m