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About The Central Point American. (Central Point, Or.) 1936-195? | View Entire Issue (Aug. 16, 1956)
CENTRAL POINT. JACKSON COUNTY. ORIGON
Farmers Insurance Group of
Medford submitted the low bid
for comprehensive liability in
surance covering school direct
ors, employees and busses at the
■August board of directors meet
ing of School District 6 Monday
The Medford firm, which has
written the policy for the past
several years, was awarded the
contract on their bid of $1159.70.
Other bidders were: Faber-
Bell & Stover, $1238.93; Medford
Insurance, $1242.69 and Tucker
Faber’s Fuel, Richfield Oil
Corporation and Standard Oil
Co , were successful bidders for
the gasoline and fuel bids of
the distict for the year July 1,
1956, to June 30, Í957.
Fiber’s Fuel won the stove
Oil, fuel oil and sawdust bids.
Their quotation was: stove oil,
16.2c per gallon; fuel oil, 15.1c
per gallon and sawdust, $3.66
per'unit or $5.50 per truck load.
Richfield Oil Corporation won
the gasoline contract for the
district with quotations of 22.7c
per gallon for regular and 25.7c
per gallon for ethyl.
Standard Oil Co. was awarded
the contract for fuel oil with a
price of $3.00 per barrel, FOB
Other bidders were Associat
ed Oil, Shell Oil Co and Union
In other business before the
board, it was voted to add 50
.feet of paving and 110 feet of
gutter on the south side of Crat-
■ er High school at the bus load
ing 2 zone. Oiling of the school
drive > toward Upton road and
paving of the tennis court at
Gold Hill was also authorized,
Work is to be done by T. R.
A motion was made and pass-
ed that two flag poles be pur
chased for the new elementary
schools at Central Point and
* *Gold Hill.
A routine resolution was pass
ed allowing the district to bor
row money from the bank dur
ing the summer months when
IK■•’» x payments are slow. A stud
ent insurance plan was also dis
Directors present were C, W.
Anhorn, Lester James, Norman
Gail, Wilton White and Bill Ask-
Cub Scouts Picnic
Slated August 23
The annual picnic of Pack 40,
Cub Scouts of Central Point,
will be held Thursday evening.
August 23. beginning at 5 p m ,
at Tou Velle state park on the
Games will be played and priz
es given the winners. The picnic
will be potluck with the pack
E furnishing beverages and ice
All parents of Cub Scouts are
urged to contact the den mothers
I in their locality as soon as pos-
U. S. Weather Bureau
Daughter Seeks Word
About Missing Dad
A letter was recently received
by Central Point police seeking
information on the whereabouts
of Paris Atchley, thought to be
about 60 years of age.
Atchley was a Central Point
resident about 20 years ago ac
cording to his daughter, Mrs.
Marie Zolman, Alta-Pass, Illin
ois, who is seeking to locate
Persons who have any infor
mation about the man are asked
to contact Police Chief Wallace
THURSDAY, AUGUST 16. 1956
Snyder to Open
In Howard Bldg.
The Patty Cake Bakery, form
erly located in Medford, is being
moved to Central Point this week
and it is expected that the firm
will be opened early next week.
The bakery is being moved in
to the Howard building on Pine
S. V. Snyder is the owner and
operator of the new Central
Point business firm. Snyder has
a record of 27 years experience
in the bakery business. He has
worked in New York City, New
Jersey, Philadelphia and was
chief baker for the U. S. Army
at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey,
during World War II. For the
Central Point Grange mem- past year and one-half, he has
ers will hold their reguhr meet operated the Patty Cake Bakery
ing at 8 p.m. on Friday, August
Snyder announced that he will
17, at the grange hall in Central conduct a retail and wholesale
bakery business. He will feature
The degree work that had been breads, cakes, pies, cookies and
scheduled for the September specialty goods.
If all arrangements of moving
meetings has been postponed
well, Snyder said he may be
until later in the year.
ready to open the bakery on Sat
Have you an heirloom? If so, urday, August 18. If not, the
be sure to bring it for the dis firm will be opened next week,
play table. Mrs. Marshall Weid probably on Monday.
man, HEC chairman, is in charge
Mrs. Snyder will assist him
of the display table for this meet in th-? bakery. Several other per
ing. She will bring a family tree sons will also be employed in
bedspread for the table. Other the firm.
grangers are asked to bring
Snyder is presently living in
• Medford. He anticipates moving
Delmar Smith, lecturer, er-
to Central Point as soon as hous
pects to have his safety program ing can be located.
for this meeting. Serving on the
The Howard building location
refreshment committee will be was the former location of a
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Freeman, bakery which was operated for
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Edwards and a time shortly after World War
Grange to Meet
Gates, Paulsen Plan Market
Addition Opening Monday
The store addition in the Free
man building, being remodeled
by Don Paulsen and Martin
Gates of Paulsen Thrift Market,
will be opened to customers next
Monday, August 20.
The entire ground floor of the
Freeman building has been re-'
modeled and redecorated for use
as a grocery store. A 40-foot
archway has been constructed
between the present market and
The two men announced that
they will expand their grocery
operation to utilize the addition
The meat department, operat
ed by Frank Strauss, will be
moved into the new addition and
enlarged. The produce section of
the present market will be en
Additional display islands, re
frigerated cabinets and display
tables will be added and rear
ranged for customer conven
The check stand location will
be moved to better serve the
enlarged store operation.
It was emphasized by Don
Paulsen that the additional space
and the present market will be
devoted strictly to a super mark
et operation. Foods, produce and
meats will be featured. No spec
ialty departments will be added
to the operation.
Agree to Closer
police and fire committees of
Central Point city council, fire
and police chiefs and Mayor
Donald E. Faber attended the
School District 6 directors meet
ing Monday evening to propose
closer cooperation between the
city and the school district.
Councilmen attending were E.
R. Yocom, M. C. Gleason and
L. J. Bigham. Fire Chief D. D.
Turn-r and Police Chief Wal
lace Bowen were also present.
The purpose of the meeting,
as stated by Councilman Glea
son, was to ask the school board
to outline what is expected of
the city police and fire depart
ments regarding school matters.
It was also brought out that
the principals of the local
schools and the chiefs of the two
departments would meet later to
work out specific areas of coop
eration and assistance.
Police Chief Bowen presented
his suggestions for a 10-point
program in which, city police of
Ball Players Asked
ficers would aid and cooperate
school personnel. Main
To Return Uniforms with
point of this program was a
Boys who participated in the suggestion that twice-monthly
summer recreation program have discussion groups be set up be
been asked by Bill Esselstyn, tween officers and student driv
recreation director, to return ers and bikt* riders.
Fire Chief Turner mentioned
baseball suits as soon as pos
that the city department should
Both Pee Wee and Intermed work more closely with the
iate ball players are asked to schools on fire drills and fire
return their suits
Both bodies agreed to closer
Uniforms may be left with
Esselstyn at his home on East cooperation between the city and
Myers-Holland Legion Posi
Wins State Member Trophy
Set Next Week
Preparation of city streets for
oiling is being carried on this
week by the city street crew
It is planned to oil those
streets which were not treated
last year. In addition, a number
of intersections will be re-work
ed and oiled to repair winter
Employees of the city have
been grading and spreading
granite-oil mixture on city
streets in preparation for oiling.
If preparation work is complet
ed, it is planned to spread the
oil next week. Hughes & Dodd,
the same firm which sprayed
the oil last year, will do the
work this year.
Streets to be oiled include:
Cherry, north First, Seventh,
Fifth. Alder from the highway
to Fourth,, Ninth from Maple
to Hazel, Bigham Drive and
Motorists are asked to drive
carefully next week and allow
the oil to set on the treated
New Chairman of
W. B. Kincaid of Central Point
was elected permanent chairman
of the Central Point planning
commission during the August
meeting held Monday evening
at the city hall.
Kincaid, who has been acting
as temporary chairman, takes
over the post from William Ask-
with, who resigned to take a
chair on the board of directors
of School District 6.
Members of the commission
approved and sent to the city
council a petition asking for a
zone change in the southwest
part of the city.
The area changed from heavy
industrial (zone 4) to residential
(zone 1) is located south of west
Pine street. The zone runs south
on Amy street to the alley be
tween Alder and Ash streets;
jogs over to Haskell street at
the Alder street intersection and
continues to Glenn Way.
It was also voted to accept
the temporary plot plan of ex
tension four of the Lotus sub
division in the White City area.
A request for a proposed sub
division of Jake Meyers property
was tabled for the present pend
ing a conference of adjoining
Members of the commission
present were W. B. Kincaid,
Oliver Obenchain, J. R Krupp,
Victor Noel, and L. P. Lovejoy.
The car driven by Ruth
Aileen Clemmer, 23, of Route 1,
Central Point, received minor
damage at 8:30 p.m. Saturday,
August 11, when struck by the
vehicle driven by Jesse M.
Storm, 75, Shady Cove.
The accident occurred at the
intersection of Front and Pine
streets. Clemmer was traveling
on Pine street and Storm was
traveling on Front street
Clemmer was driving a 1951
DeSota and Storm was driving
a 1947 Chevrolet.
Storm was cited by city po
lice for failure to stop at a red
Myers - Holland Post 129.
American Legion of .Central
Point, established another first
last Thursday evening when it
was presented the Clyde R. Dick
ey Membership trophy for hav
ing the greatest percentage gain
in membership over the past
The local post, th first in
Southern Oregon to receive this
trophy from the Department of
Oregon, American Legion, show
ed a membership gain of over
200 per eent during the period.
In addition to the trophy, the
post was awarded an honor rib
bon for reaching its membership
quota by December 31, 1956, and
a citation for exceeding its quota
by June 20. 1956. All three
awards are on display in the
window of Central Point Phar
Presentation of the awards was
made by Gene Orr, past district
commander, who represented the
Members attending the Thurs
day evening meeting, also heard
reports of the department con
vention given by the» three del
egates, Comdr. Jerry Bianconi,
Dewey Gearin and William
It was announced that newly
installed District 13 Commander,
Fred Dayton of Grants Pass, has
called a district post officers and
executive committee meeting for
8 p.m. Monday, August 20, at
the Legion Memorial hall in
Central Point. Every officer and
executive committeemen of «very
post in the district is urged to
attend. Members are also asked
to be present.
The next regular meeting of
Myers-Holland Post 129 will be
Thursday evening. August 23, in
a joint meeting with Unit 129,
Homeplace E 1 e n m e r e 402,
Black Angus bull owned by the
Homestead Angus Farm of Cen
tral Point, was named grand
champion Black Angus at the
Josephine County Fair held last
week in Grants Pass.
The animal is owned by Mr.
and Mrs. John Cupp, owners and
operators of the local farm
Homestead Angus Farm also
won six blue ribbons and five
red ribbons with the other Black
Angus exhibited at the fair
The blue ribbons were for:
senior get of sire, pair of yearl
ing bulls, pair of yearling heif
ers, champion male champion
female and junior get of sire
Benny Peek of Central Point
is herdsman for the farm.
Fish Ladder Job
Started at GH
By Adah Jones
GOLD HILL — Contractors
Cline and White have begun
work on the new fish ladder for
the Ideal Cement company’s
hydro plant at Gold Hill.
They will widen the canal
which will bring water to the
forebay 75 to 95 feet. The old
ladder is to be straightened and
lead directly into the river.
Trash will be carried on an
automatic belt and dumped on
the side. Before men from the
plant had to clean it by hand.
Solid rock near the bottom of
the new fish ladder is being
drilled for blasting. The blasting
job has been sub-contracted.