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With Bert Peck
A trade of property between
the city and Mr. and Mrs. Bert
Peck of Central Point was auth
orized Monday evening by city
councilmen as they passed Ord
In the trade. Peck has deeded
a small portion of land at the
intersection of east Laurel and
Ninth streets to the city to en
large the street intersection.
In exchange, the city is deed
ing lot 4 of block 6 in the Pat
tison addition to Mr and Mrs.
The bid of $410, submitted by
Thos. Whittle, building contract
or, was accepted by councilmen
as they passed Ordinance 426,
which authorized execution of a
deed. Whittle purchased lot 8 in
M. C. Gleason, police commit
tee chairman, recommended that
the probationary salary schedule
for Police Chief Wallace Bowen
and Patrolman Alan Bishop be
changed to a permanent basis. As
of August 1, both officers will
receive an additional $15 per
month. This change, which was
passed by the council, will place
Chief Bowen on the salary
schedule at $4380 per year and
Bishop at $3930 per year.
At the same time, councilmen
passed a motion authorizing that
the budgeted salary increase for
the city recorder be placed in
A motion was also passed
which set the city recorder’s
salary at $2200 per year. This
change will not effect the 1956-
57 budget, but will be in force
It was pointed out that this
change was passed to give a
better picture to city residents
of the duties of city recorder.
Fire Chief D. D. Turner ap
peared before the council and
asked that budgeted equipment
for the fire department be auth
orized. Money was included in
the budget for the purchase of
another self-contained mask, re
pair pump on one truck and re
placement of CO2 extinguishers.
A motion was passed authorizing
Mayor Donald E. Faber pre
sided. Councilmen present were
M C. Gleason, Robert Padgett,
William Saxbury, L. J. Bigham
and E. R Yokom.
CENTRAL POINT. JACK8ON COUNTY. OREGON
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THURSDAY. AUGUST 9. 1958
City Hits New
Water Use Record For City Election
A new water consumption
record for the city of Central
Point was estbalished last month,
during July, according to figures
presented at Monday evening’s
The July, 1956, water use in
the city totaled 14,939,800 gal
lons. This was 1,600,000 gallons
over the previous record month
of August, 1955, w’hen 13,387,700
gallons were used.
Just to have a little fun with
figures, let’s divide the city pop
ulation into the gallonage. We
came up with 7838.3 gallons per
resident per month! Breaking
this down even farther, we came
up with a figure of 10.53 gal
lons per hour per resident!
Of course, in juggling these
figures a bit we ignored the in
dustrial and commercial use
throughout the city, but that's
still a lot of water.
Resolution 124 was adopted by
city councilmen Monday evert
ing during their August session
calling for a city election on No
vember 6, 1958.
In this year’s election six city
offices will become vacant.
The offices' of mayor, city trea
surer and city recorder will be
up for election as well as three
council chairs. Councilmen whose
terms wifi expire are Robert Pad
gett, L. J. Bigham and William
Date of the city election coin
cides with the state and nation
al general elections.
DIRECTORS TO MEET
Members of the board of di
rectors of School District 6 win
meet Monday evening, August
13, for their monthly board ses
sion. The meeting will open at
Jim Glenn Elected to Council
Post Vacated by Harry Tonn
November 8 Date
For Turkey Feed
The annual turkey dinner,
popular event sponsored by the
Central Point Grange, has been
set for Thursday, November 8,
according to arrangements made
at the regular meeting last Fri
day evening, August 3.
Mrs. John Niedermeyer and
patueu 9J9M xnojj uojseo S.IJM
co-chairman for the annual
event by Mrs. Marshall Weid
man, grange home economics
Delmar Smith, grange lecturer,
showed pictures to the group
of his recent trip to Canada. He
gave an interesting report on
the different farming areas he
saw during the trip.
Cleo Young had charge of the
display table for this meeting.
The display was composed of
vegetables, including many of
the new varieties which are now
Serving committee for the
evening was the John Nieder-
meyers, Melvin Halls and Mrs.
James W. Glenn was elected to
a post on the Central Point city
council Monday evening to fill
the vacancy created by the res
ignation of Harry Tonn.
Tonn had submitted a letter
of resignation to the council
asking to be relieved of his dut
ies as of August 1. Members of
the council voted to accept the
Glenn, owner and operator of
Crater Department Store, will
serve the remainder of Tonn's
terfn. Tonn was originally elect-
for a four-year term. Glenn will
serve out the remaining two
year and five months.
Standridge to Open
Real Estate Office
Route 1, Central Point, announc
ed this week that he will open
his real estate office in the Cow
ley building next Monday, Aug
Standridge is occupying one
of the two newly remodeled of
fices in tlie Cowley building at
the corner of Pine and Second
Standridge, well known in this
area, was formerly employed by
the W. A. Darling Agency in
Medford and most recently by
The MAM Agency of Central
Sam Mallon, Mother Killed in Collision
Samuel Norman Mallon, 50, his
mother, Mrs. Carrie Gertrude Klamath Falls, who arrived at
Mallon, 73, Central Point, and an the scene shortly after the ac
Ashland couple, Mr. and Mrs. cident.
Verbie Edward Grise, both of
Funeral services for Mr. Mal
Ashland, were killed about 6:30 lon and his mother were held
p.m. Thursday, August 2, in a Monday afternoon, August 6,
two-car, head on collision on the from the Perl Funeral home in
Green Springs highway approx Medford. The Rev. Norman K.
imately two miles from the Tully, pastor of Central Point
Klamath county line in Jackson
First iS-esbyterian ( church, of
ficiated Interment was in Siski
The accident, one of the worst you Memorial cemetery.
in the history of Southern Ore
Mr. Mallon, well-known in
gon. also killed Charles Elwell this area, has been a resident
Klaus, 52, Portland, driver of of southern Oregon for the past
the other car.
11 years. He was bom at Oil
Details of the accident are un City, Pa.. October 15, 1905.
known as there were no witness
He and his wife. Irene, operat
es However, it is believed the ed Pine Tree Market in the
Mallons were bringing the Gris Tolo district north of Central
es back from a trip to Dairy, Point. He also operated Sam's
about 18 miles east of Klamath Tractor Service.
Falls at the time of the accident.
He w’as a member of Central
The Grise family had recently Point Masonic lodge Medford
moved to Ashland from Dairy Scottish Rite bodies, Ashland
and Mallon was believed to have Commandery and Hillah Temple
been interested in purchasing of the Shrine, the Fraternal Ord
er of Eagles and was past presi
their property at Dairy.
The crash was reported by dent of Central Point Lions club.
Jim Hicks, scaler for the Ned He was a member of the Meth-
Putman logging company ofodist church.
Four-Corners Residents Ask
Hookup with City Sewer Line
For Readiness Test
On August 21 and 22
Parents of children eligible to
take school readiness tests are
asked to call the school super
intendent's office at Crater High
school for appointments.
The office number is NOrman-
Pupils of School District 6C
who will not be six years old
until after November 15 are elig
ible to take the tests on August
21 and 22.
Children who will be allowed
to take the test must be six be
fore January 15. A child who
shows a mental maturity of six
years and six months on the
test will be admitted to classes
Testing will be held at the
third grade building at Central
Point Elementary school.
Five abandoned automobile
.'bodies and five and one-half
tons of scrap metal were picked
up Saturday and Sunday by
members of Central Point Vet
erans of Foreign Wars Post 4316
during the first half of their
Commander Robert Monsey re
ported that most of the scrap
last weekend came from the
area outside the city of Central
The drive will continue this
weekend,* August 11 and 12.
Seven car bodies inside Central
Point have been lined up for
pickup this weekend.
Persons wishing the VFW post
to stop at their home and piclfup
scrap metals or trash are asked
to call either Monsey at NO
4-2738 or Drive Chairman Frank
Bruce at NO 4-2466.
Eight men of the post were
out last weekend for the pickup
Valley Billiards, popular rec
reation spot in Central Point, re
opened last Saturday, August 4.
under the new management of
The billiard room has been
moved to the rear of the Cowley
building because of two offices
which were constructed in the
front portion. The entire area has
been redecorated in a color
scheme of brown and white.
Whitsett, who was formerly
employed as a repairman for a
coin amusement machine firm,
has leased the business space
from Crater Investment Co.,
owners of the building
The billiard room was form
erly operated by Leo Phelps.
He is survived by his wife,
Irene; daughter, Mrs. John
(Nancy) Stuckey, of Ashland; a
son, Norman L. Mallon; and two
brothers, Harold G. Mallon and
Mrs. Carrie Mallon made her
home on Table Rock road and
had been a resident of the valley
for ten years. She was born in
Pennsylvania on May 25, 1883.
She was a member of the Meth
She is survived by two sons,
Harold G. Mallon and William
Mallon; one brother, William
Willings; one sister, Mrs. Henry
P. Liddy; a granddaughter, Mrs
John Stuckey; and three grand
sons, Norman L. Mallon, Harry STRATTONS HAVE BOY
S. Mallon and William E Mal
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Stratton
of Central Point are parents of
Pallbearers for Mrs. Mallon
were Arthur Rupp, Fred Keier- a son, James Frederick, born
laber, George Fnthman, Rich Sunday morning. August 5, at
ard Stratton, Lester Gilman, and Community hospital in Medford.
David Kreer. Pallbearers for Mr. Birth weight was 8 lbs., 15*4 oz.
Mallon were Wallace L. Bazo, Mr and Mrs. E E Stratton of
Norman Matteston, Knute Wem- White Salmon, Washington, and
mark. Paul Snook, Henry Everett A. Faber of Central
Point are grandparente
Croucher and James Glenn.
A request that approximately
25 residents of the Midway
Four-Corners area northeast of
Central Point be permitted to
make sewer connections with
the city's trunk line was heard
Monday evening by city council
The proposal wns presented by
Earl Yoakley, owner of Yoak-
ley's Little Super Market. He
was accompanied by Bob Hart,
In his request, Yoakley point
ed out that only those firms and
homes which could be served by
gravity flow could be allowed
to hook up with the city's line.
He also mentioned that forma
ation of a sewage district at
Four-Corners has been accepted
by Medford, but that the ex
pense of serving the widely-
scattered homes has halted the
Hart spoke briefly to city coun
cilmen and stated that no new
construction is being allowed in
this area because of the sewage
Yoakley reported that the 25
persons in. that area are vitally
interested .n securing sewer ser
vice and r re willing to pay any
reasonable monthly service fee.
The resid nts would put in their
own sew A lines, Yoakley said
and pay this expense themselves.
Robert Padgett, water and
sewer committee chairman,
pron^ised that the council would
investigate the proposal thor-
teqi paun» an
technicalities would have to be
checked before a definite answer
could be given.
On City Insurance
A comparison bld of $513.68
for city liability insurance and
coverage on a city fire truck
Monday evening caused city
cnuncilmen to hold up action on
the agent-of-record plan.
The bid .submitted by Chris
Barker Agency, was presented
Monday evening after council
men had previously voted to
adopt an agent-of-record plan
and had named Faber-Stratton
Insurance as the city’s agent.
Councilmen indicated that
they did not understand the let
ter submitted by Barker and did
not understand what coverage
was included in the comparison
The policy submitted by Rich
ard Stratton carried a premium
of $644 65
Councilmen decided to contact
the two agents and have them
appear at the next council ses
sion to explain the difference in
the two bids.
Donald Titus of Central Point
announced this week that he has
taken out a paint contractors
license. Titus and his wife own
The Center, local confectionary.
U. S. Weather Bureau
Clear skies and no rain pre-
dieted for the weekend. Temp
eratures for 80 to 94.