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CENTRAL POINT AMERICAN
IK.NTH.VL POINT. UKKtJON. THURSDAY, APRIL. 2«, I»;W»
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ESTHER LATHR0P Silver Tea at
WED. ID IDAHO
MAN APRIL 6
M MI1KK ¿X
By P .T .A . Council
MANY TO APPEAR
Much Inspiration and enthusiasm
To those of us who were so
were gained by all those who at
fortunate as to visit the old Birds
tended the spring meeting of the
eye home last Sunday afternoon
Jackson County council of Parent
there came visions of days long gone
Teacher Associations held at Rogue
At 9:OU o'clock Thursday even
which were well worth the trouble
Elk Wednesday, April 19. Com
of driving down there. For as we ing, April 5, Esther L. I-atbrop anil
munity singing was a feature, led by
Music, dances and drama are to be
The silver tea at the historic al Instrument of its kind in the
passed through the time-mellowed Dale E. Kirk were married at the
Mrs. Elsie Carlton Strang, who also featured In the Amateur Hour to be
rooms and looked at the hundreds of winter Lome of Mrs. A. T. Lathrop Birdseye home near Rogue River Rogue River valley. It was used gave an Interesting talk on the aims I presented as the ftnal entertainment
articals displayed we caught gllpses in Corvallis. Dr. E. J. Harper of given by the county extenison com for years in the old Community and purposes of National Music | " f the year on Friday evening April
as it were through a curtain of the the M. E. church. South, performed mittee in honor of Mrs. a . T. Lath church, still standing in Jackson Week, to be held the first week in | 2S, sponsored by the speech depart-
rop Sunday as a big success in every ville. it was dlscovt n d ,» few yeais j
evryday lives of those brave men | the ceremony.
offering the assistance of the I ment of the high school.
The bride was dressed in pink way. Nearly 700 people from all ago by .Miss Alice Hauley iu a home 1 - Medford Music committee to any
and women who used those thing«
Fully an hour will be taken for a
chiffon with a corsage of white parts of the county registered at the where its historical value was un unit who wished to observe It.
so long ago.
one-act play now being rehearsed
gardenias. A candle-lighted room, old home some time during the known and was being used as a meat
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The reports given by the various daily. The large number of students
For the things we saw were not decorated with pink and white hours the bouse was opened to the block. Miss Hanley purchased it and local units showed much worth and patrons, who are expected to ap
keeps tt at her home near Jackson
specially made for some great ex flowers, made au attractive setting public.
while work accomplished during the pear, assures a program of over two
hibit, but were just the common
Among the new activities hours.
One of Mrs. Birdseye’s proudest
Mrs. Ross is in charge of the
things used every day In the pioneer After the ceremony and quiet re ceiving by Mrs. Effle Birdseye, pre
were sponsoring of high school
homes of our valley. And that Is ception, the bride and groora left sent owner of the old Birdseye possessions is a beautiful Chlckering bands, high school dances, style poster designing and of the adver
piano purchased for the Birdseye
tising of the play. Mrs. Fleischer
what made them most Interesting, for Payette, Idaho, where they will home, who now lives in the old
home In 1856 and also shipped shows at which the dads modeled is coaching the play. Mr. Harrison
for looking at them one caught a
ludles’ clothing, and other programs
Mrs. Kirk is the daughter of Mr. grandson of David Birdseye, -.ho around the Horn long before the
glitnps of the immense hardship
which were entertaining as well as j is iu charge of the amateur features
those worthy people had to bear. Of and Mrs. A. T. Lathrop and, al
While the membership of the evening.
ts the oldest pioneer home in Ore the guests of the afternoon gathered
Ticket sale Is now well under way
course they hardly realized the though she is a graduate of Cor
In the county is not as large numeri
gon still standing in Its original around the old instrument and made
at the popular prices of 20c, 15c,
hardship, but we, who have so far vallis high school, she spent eleven
advanced since that day In creature | •»* her school years in the Central form and still occupied. The onlv the old house ring with songs of the opinion that the slogan of the year, and 10c.
comforts, certainly can tbank the 1 T,° int schools. She is now a sopho- Incogruous thing seen was the elec long ago. Many a quiet tear was “ Make Membership Mean More."
Reserved seats at 10c are on sale
Glver of all good things that our lot mo'e at Oregon State College where tric lights which were added some noted in the eyes of the older guests had been carried out, as so much at Stone’s.
Miss Alice Hanley, present as the strains of ’ When You
has fallen in pleasanter places.
8»>e i* affiliated with Phrateres, ln- years ago.
A large attendance of students
interest was being shown by a parti
through whose efforts much of the and i Were Young, Maggie’ ’ and
dependent social organization.
und patrons Is anticipated as the
Mr. Kirk is the son of Mr. and Interesting relics of pioneer days others of the old-time favorites
County Health Officer, gave an In proceeds of the program are to be
It seems strange to see men and
Mrs. Earl E. Kirk of Payette, Idaho. had been brought out for display; floated about the room and brought
talk on the pre-school child used to help finance the 1939 an
women drive up before that old log
and is a junior in agricultural en Miss Claire Hauley and several oth memories of many happy times spent
and the advantage of the Summer nual, "The Pointer."— The Central
house In such vehicles as the world
gineering at Oregon State College. er members of the extension com under the old roof.
' ad never even dreamed of when
In one room were displayed many Round-up In preparing children for
The couple will live in Payette where mittee, were also in teh receiving
their first year In school by a
iho»e logs were cut and to think
Mr. Kirk is employed by the Agri line and added a touch of reality to articles of woraeu's handicraft, in
physical check-up before Civic Club Asks
that there were men and women
th scene by th"ir picturesque cos cluding quilts, dresses, baby cloth
cultural Conservation Association.
yet alive In our community who
es .bed spreads, and the like. These the beginning of the school year.
tumes of the old days.
Aid at City Park
could remember when the old place
New officers elected and Install
Displayed about the room were were all hand made by the mother»
was new. In one comparatively short Seven Directors
Monday, April 24
many old-time articles which some and wives of the pioneers of the ed were Mrs. H. H. Elhart, Ashland.
lifetime the world has made greater
way seemed right at home in such early days of this county. Also on President; Mrs. Clifton Pond, Med
Are Selected by
advances than in centuries before.
The Civic Club has set Monday as
was a Paisley shawl more ford, Vice-President; Mrs. Clyde
County Chamber a place. On one wall were guns of display
But it took America and her liberty-
the old type, some of which had seen than 100 years old, having been Young, Ashland, Secretary; Mrs. clean-up day in the park. Everyone
loving people to do it. And yet today
Paul Force, Eagle Point, Treasurer; in the community |g invited to come
Jackson County Chamber of Com service in the Indian wars in the handed down in the Parnall family
there are thoes who think our sys
Mrs. E. T. Currans, Medford, Mem out and give a hand. Bring a
merce this week announced election 50’s. Pistols, powder horns, shot and now owned by Mrs. A. T.
tem is all wrong and who— like the
ber of Executive Committee. Mrs. covered dish and your own service
and bullet pouches, bullet molds, Lathrop.
of the following seven directors:
“ forgotten man", Tugw ell- want to
K. Hoey, retiring president, and enjoy a big picnic dinner. Come
Much interest was shown In pict
Mary A. Goldy, Seth M. Bullis, etc. all showed signs o f hard use.
was also made a member o f the ex In the morning or at noon and en
“ re-make America.”
Roland Hubbard, Herb Grey, H. A.
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joy the dinner even if unable to stay
Thierolf, John P. Moffat and J. attention was the beautiful white Included In the inmates of Fort
The more familiar the writer be Frank Reinhart. All but Moffat and buckskin suit which formerly be Birdseye during the Indian massacre
During the afternoon a panel dis and work. The object 1» to fix up
comes with the history of this state Reinhart are on the present board longed to Col. John E. Ross, who of 1855. They were Mrs. McGrud- cussion of the convention of the the park so the people will get their
and county the more he realize of directors.
commanded the Volunteer troops in er, Mrs. Savage and Mrs. Birdseye. Oregon State Congress of Parents money’s worth out of It. If you
that «> whir write 'ills of it for the
Indian warR in the early days of , The fort then stood Just in the rear and Teachers, held In Klamath can’t come and stay and lend a help
The following directors were chos~
edification of the public have so far en by outside agencies to represent this county. Col. Ross killed the I of where the house now stands. Mrs. Falls, last week, brought to all pre- ing hand, come anyway to show
only scratched the surface. Hardly the rural areas and interests: S. O. deer, tanend the buckskin and tail- Effle Birdseye, present owner of the «ent many of the helpful Ideas pre your good will. Send someone iu
a day goes by but we hear of some Nye, Fruitgrowers league;
A. E. ored the suit with his own hands place, laughingly stated that then it sented by the vurioug speakers at your place If unable to come. Bring
one who has stored away among Powell, city of Central Point; Jack The suit is now the prized posses- took 500 men to guard those three the convention. The panel was com hoes, rakes, shovels, guess even a
something we Spalding, Rogue River Valley Traf slon o f his only surviving son John women, but she had her doubts if posed of delegates to the convention tractor might help If there Is one
could use for the subject of another fic association; R. E. Wilson, Jack E. Ross, of Central Point.
so many would be needed now, a* and wa sled by Mrs. Hoey. The available.
The plan as you already know Is
yarn. For Instance, this week wo sonville Merchants association; Earl
Another article of especially in women were much more Independent theme of the convention was “ New
Patterns for Old Problems".
One to muke a playground out of the un
hear of a certain lady who ha* made Clrich, Upper Rogue Grange; Charl terest was the “ peace pipe” which now than then.
it a practice for many years to save es E. Clay, Dairymen’s association; was smoked by General Lane and
After spending as much time as of the thoughts stressed throughout finished part of the park. Men and
clippings front the newspapers. Just and Earl T. Newbry, Talent district. Chief Sam and his band at the they desired Inspecting the exhibits, was that It is not so much what is boys are especially requested to give
think what romance; what stories All but Nye and Spalding are serving treaty which ended the Rogue River the guests enjoyed a cup of tea or taught that Is Important, as how our the ladies a strong hand In this
Indian war. This treaty was signed coffee on the typical old porch with young people are trained to work work.
o f human interest must be contained | on (j,,, present board
an oak grove which formerly Its well and pump, or under the and live. Those attending the coun
in that old scrap-book. We are
The seven hold-over directors are
going to ask her to let us look it Eugene Thorndike, George T. Frey, stood in the valley between the two shade of the immense grape vine ty meeting from Central Point were W .R .C . to Hold
over some day.
W. A. Gates, Karl L. Janouch, B. Table Rocks. The huge pipe was which almost covered the rear of Mesdames Mervyn Gleason, Verne
E. Harder, George Hunt and Glenn carved from Oregon myrtle by one the house. This Mission grape was Hansen, W. II. Holt, W. .1. Gchhard
We want to suggest another spot L. Jackson.
of the soldiers at old Fort Lane, in planted In 1856 by Clara Fleming and H C. Williamson.
W.R.C. will hold an all day meet
for a marker such as the D.A.R.
The chamber membership com the present Tolo district, and was Birdseye. The vine had been given
ing Saturday, April 29, at Oold Hill.
have been putting up about the pleted election of the seven new given by General Lane to Col. Ross, her by Granville Sears as a switch
Mrs. Whetstone Buys
All members are urged to attend.
county. That is the old Dean home directors recently, The term 1* for ! who acted as Interpreter for the oc for her Raddle horse.
There will be a covered dish lunch
The extension committee wishes
on the Old Stage road. This was two years.
eon at noon. Each member Is re
the home of the first white couple
The full board of 21 directors will I A,»° of especial Interest was the
Mrs. H. F. Whetstone has recent quested to bring their own service.
to be married In Jackson county. Or plect officers for 1939-40 at a lunch- | °*d melodlon, which was brought Hanley for her wonderful exhibit
ly purchased the Bluebird Lunch at
at least, that is our impression
eon-meeting in the Hotel Medford around the Horn to Crescent City and to Mrs: Birdseye for her kind 225 North Riverside. She hopes to
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and across the mountains on mule- ness in throwing open her home for
meet her old friends there and
(H ljp ( E l j u r r l f p f l
For another week the writer has
Annual banquet-meeting of the hack and which was the first music- the occasion.
make many new ones. Hot meals,
been holding down a double (or per chamber of commerce will be held In
hamburgers, pie, coffee and cold
CHURCH OF CHRIST
haps we had beter say, triple) Job the Hotel Medford on Wednesday,
drinks will be served. Drop In and
Clifton A. Phillips, Minister
Recorder Tex is still fighting tooth May 3. Guest speaker will he W j
Bible School 10:00 A.M. Roland
trouble, but at last accounts is gain D. B. Dodson, executive vice presld-!
lives near Central Point and has Hover, Supt.
ing in the scrap. Anyway, he has ent and general manager of the
many friends here.
Communion and Preaching 11:00
got 'em all licked but three and Portland Chamber of Commerce.
A.M. Chorus Number by Choir. We
hopes to get rid of them today. As
We are happy to pass the news on
continue the sermon» on The Forty
wp heard a rattled young high
fo our readers that Mrs. Helen Hed- about the old clock on Main street
Day». Subject “ The Manner of
school freshman quote Shakespeare Tractor Co. Moves
| rick has another story "Remember
—"How sharper than a serpent’»
To New Location The Rain", accepted by the Satur account of space. But we have so 5 C O M IN G E V E N T S t His Appearances."
Christian Endeavor 7:00 P.M.
child it is to have a thankless
day Evening Post to be published many question» »»king us about the
Evangelistic Service 8:00 P.M.
The Rogue River Tractor and May 13. Mrs. Hedrick had another clock that we will give what Inform
9 W m
Sermon Subject. “ He Appears To
Implement Co. have recently built
lYlday, April 21
story “ Road Kid’ ’ published In the ation we have. The clock was put
Resale Burns end Wanda
Lecture— Louise Wheatley Cook. Peter.”
We hear our town is keeping a temporary office and shed on the Post last year. This story Is a story up on the Jackson County bank
Ttn*»en will bring the special music.
right in style and is going to have a lot at 5th and Apple Sts , Medford of the Dust Bowl and Mr». Hedrick building In about 1927 as Mr. J. W. C.8.B. at Holly Theatre. 8:00 P.M.
Prayer and Bible 8tudy. Wednes
Southern Oregon College of Edu
Vtory and tawcdiately Shlreiy of Vancouver Ave., remem
soft-ball team. That onght to go which Mr. Weighlll purchased two j
good here, as there are lots of fel years ago. He will start a perman-' sent It in to the Post and It was ac bers. At that time Mr. Shirley work cation— Annual Public Music Festi day 7:30 P.M. Devotional Leader,
Mrs. W. K. Davis. We are opening
lows who should have plenty on the ent building to care for his Increased cepted at once. As moat of our ed In the bank. When the Medford val at Ashland.
Grange regular meeting at Grange two new classes and you are Invited
hall here in town. We hope they business which Is the most widely readers know Mrs. Hedrick 1« a branch of the Portland U. S. Bank
Mrs. Phillips win lead
will turn out in force and »how Med and best known business in the val daughter of Mr and Mr». W. H. purchased the Jackson Co. bank| Mall. 8:00 P.M.
people and the pastor
V .r.W . In-
ford we can still give them plenty
Norcros* and wife of E. H. Hedrick. building, they also purchased the
ness In Medford four years ag0 and Medford city school »upt. While clock which cost $2500. Mr. G. stallatlon of officer* at Medford will lead the **ndy In “ Christian Ac
to struggle with.
it has steadily increased until It was
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Mrs. Hedrick ha* bad a number of Frey, manager, said that they wish Armory.
Come, Sing and enjoy God’s
Missionary Circle, Mrs. Drum-
One hears all sorts of tale* about necessary to make this move to a stories published, the Post accepting ed very much to use the clock on
the big fair at San Francisco. Some better location and more room to her stories is a decided milestone on their present building but cocld not mond to talk at Alta Kelly home. House together.
say It Is wonderful— others that 1* display machinery. All kinds of her jonrney up the ladder. We with flgur» out how it could be done. The 2 :SO PM
THE FEDERATED CHTRCn
Friday, April 2«
is Just like the rest of th»ra. Just machinery is rebuilt here and only her many friends are watching her clock had long been a landmark In
money-grabbing scheme*. But our
progress with much pleasure and Medford and Is greatly missed by
Idea Is that they started the darn»d
| also looking forward to the Post of
Bible School— 0:4$ a. m.
Mr». Weighlll assists her husband
thing too early. That big Bay can
i May IS.
Mornlng Worship— 11:60 a. m.
Satur«lay, April 20
stage or even go to dinner. People
be about the coldest place on earth in the office, where you will always I
Christian Endeavor— 6:20 p. m
W.R.C. all day meeting at Gold
when It trie* and who want* to find pleasant and courteous treat- j Mrs. Retnts of Mill City, who has had become so conscious of the clock
Evening Service— 7:10 p. m.
that driving down Main they glanced m u
freeze while loklng at the exhibits? ment. You are invited »o call and
j been vihlting her daughter Mrs
Indies’ Bible Cleee— Tuesday at
We hare a hunch that later in the
2:20 p. m.
Bert Langston and family at the watches by It.
year when the easterner* really get
Prayer Meeting— Wednesday at
started we shall reap some real bene *lnce we first sat In with that board
The clock was taken down by the
t SO p. ns
of directors and helped plan the h»r home soon. Mr. and Mrs. Lang Eads Transfer Co and crated and
fit from the big show
We do what we can
Choir Practice — Wedaeedey at
work of the organization? Just to ston and family and Mrs Relnta left shipped to The Dalles and placed on
6:10 p. a
J'u-t picked up on our de»g th*- mako sure, we went to the file* sod .last F 'ldsy for Marsbftsld and North the U. fi Bank there, where It will
To Bring Program
notice of the annual election of of- *ur# enough, there wa* the record B. nd where they visitad Mr» Ratnt’s go on telling the paseerhys the same
There will he e meeting of tha
fleers of the Jackson County Chamb showinr that it was |n January. son and family for a few days, re- old »tore «hst If told here if driv
To Jeekeon County.
Ladles Mlseionary Society on Thnre-
Ha* an- 1937, that Mayor Isaacson first gave turning home Sunday evening They ing thro The Dalle* this summer, j PARM ER* AXI> FRUITGROWERS
er of Commerce, Gosh!
day. Everyone Is welcome to these
There sure ha» been report a beautiful trip, warm weath- glance at the old land mark and |
other year really gone? Has It us that job
meetings for the puro«»» o f »tlmal-
a He o f íb ice » doinj* •In'* «bat da» e- and tba wild fl«
¡porr« o u i
er< eoijf watch bv M
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