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Eaglets 1927-1929

   

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Man Who Planted First Commercial Orchard in Valley
Got $10.20 per Box for Comice
By Arthur J. Weeks
Trail, Oregon
    November 22, 1926.
    The summer of 1882 the writer was advised by the late Colonel L. R. Moores, located at Portland and land commissioner for the Oregon and California railroads, to go to the Rogue River Valley and plant a large commercial orchard to supply the Portland and northern markets. The railroad company had just started to extend their roads from Roseburg south, the terminus at that time, to connect with the Southern Pacific at the state line. The terminus of the Southern Pacific was then at Redding. 314 miles between Roseburg and Redding was covered with the six-horse stagecoaches, running day and night and changing horses every 15 miles. It was expected it would take the railroad about five years to reach Medford and the state line.
    In 1882 the codling moth had destroyed all of the fruit in the Willamette Valley, and the orchardists had given up shipping to their only market, San Francisco. There were many family orchards in full bearing in the Rogue River Valley, free of insect pests at that time. Having letters of introduction to C. C. Beekman, T. Reames, D. Linn, P. Britt of Jacksonville and Coolidge, a nurseryman at Ashland, all spoke in highest terms of the fruit grown, and Mr. Coolidge predicted the day would come when the valley and foothills would be one large orchard, irrigated by the stored waters of Rogue River and tributary streams.
    The summer of 1883, the writer returned to the valley and bought 160 acres two miles south of the proposed town of Medford and then selected right of way. The railroad company promised to put in a switch when the planned orchard came in bearing. My third trip was made to the valley October 1883, and the orchard work started. Over 15,000 trees were later put out, the larger number being hauled by freight teams from Riddle south.
    Trees set out were five thousand peach, 5000 prune, 5000 apples and pears, 350 cherries, 75 apricots, 25 almonds, 1 Kieffer and one LeConte, said to be blight-proof pears, each costing one dollar and expressage from the East, advertised as blight-proof.
    Eight years after the first pear trees were planted, one of the Bartletts died down nearly to the ground, said to be by blight. The top was cut off at the ground and sprouts grew up and later the tree was in full bearing. They were all sprayed with a solution of copperas for two years and apparently no blight appeared for a number of years later.
    1500 of the peach trees set out were Muir, bought at San Jose at a cost of $500, freighted by steamer, rail and wagon extra. From the peaches and prunes planted the first carlots of dried fruit were sold and shipped to Mason, Ehrman of Portland. The railroads took the lion's share, charging $187 freight, ten-ton lots, while we were led to believe a rate of $56, the same as for our melons, would be given. Several crops of peaches and prunes were harvested, not paying running expenses.
    So we pulled up the ten thousand bearing prune and peach trees and replaced with pears and apples. One lot of French pear seedlings were set out and later top-grafted into Comice. When in bearing one carlot, consigned to Sgobel & Day, New York, sold for $10.20 per box, the highest price ever known. The apples came in bearing about that time and six thousand boxes were sent to the English market of Yellow Newtown Pippins, said to be the finest lot of apples ever seen in that market, netting 85¢ per box f.o.b. Medford. Two cars of Ben Davis, mostly 350 [sic] tier, were bought by San Francisco parties and shipped to Australia.
    At the time the Yellow Newtown Pippins were sent to the English market six thousand cars of eastern apples in bulk were on the car tracks at Chicago and no market. In the meantime Alfred Weeks and Eugene Orr, who had been given an interest in the writer's orchard, bought the John Herrin ranch of 202 acres adjoining and set the same to apples and pears of varieties we had successfully grown and found a market for.
    September 1901, Hunt Lewis of Portland bought the tract of 100 acres almost all in bearing trees and 102 acres of the Herrin ranch set out by Weeks and Orr. The remaining tract of the Herrin place, 100 acres, was later sold to the Potter Palmer estate. Rosenberg brothers, of the Bear Creek orchard, are now owners of the 202 acres first sold to Hunt Lewis.
    In September 1901, having disposed of my interests in the first commercial orchard set out in the valley in 1883, I then bought the Mike Hanley orchard of 170 acres, near Central Point, where the largest barn in the valley was burned a few months ago. I tile drained 100 acres and set it out to apples and pears. Before coming into bearing it was sold to W. H. Stewart.
    In 1884 J. H. Stewart, of Quincy, Ill., an expert orchardist and nurseryman, came west to find a new home where blight, codling moths and cold winter did not destroy both fruit and trees. Having a relative two miles east of the proposed town site of Medford, he came to the Rogue River Valley he had heard about. Gathering pears and apples from the pioneer family orchards, he said the Yellow Newtown Pippins and some other varieties the finest he had ever seen. He then decided to locate and bought the Ball ranch of 200 acres, 2½ miles south of the Medford town site, returning to his home at Quincy, Ill. He came back with his family the fall of 1885, bringing a carload of farming tools and trees and planted 200 acres, which was in the fall of 1885.
    In 1898, the orchard was in full bearing and sold to Colonel Voorhies, who is the present owner. It was the first sale of a commercial orchard in the Rogue River Valley. In 1901, the orchard now known as the Bear Creek was sold to Hunt Lewis of Portland. The fine fruit then grown drew the attention of the outsiders of means, who invested in lands and set out orchards all over the valley. Of the varieties introduced and suited to the valley the experimental stage had passed. The varieties, picking, packing, spraying, markets, had been established and there was no uncertainty about the business. The valley owes its wonderful growth to the success of the fruit business which drew the better class of permanent residents of means.
    J. H. Stewart and his brothers planted over 1200 acres of the first orchards and the Weeks brothers, Arthur and Al, and Eugene Orr over 800 acres.
    (Arthur J. Weeks, the author of this interesting article, now resides at Trail, Oregon, and is still planting trees and in the fruit business.)
Medford Mail Tribune, January 2, 1927, page H6


EDGEWOOD PARK SUMMER RESORT POPULAR PLACE
    One of Southern Oregon's most popular summer camps is Edgewood Park, situated twenty miles from Medford on Rogue River, one of the West's most famous fishing streams. Twenty-three Medford people own lots in this park, and eleven attractive cabins have already been built on the beautiful shaded banks of the river. Those who have already built cabins in Edgewood Park are Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Trowbridge, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Hollis, Mr. and Mrs. B. T. DeLosh, Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Smith, Dr. I. D. Phipps, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Fluhrer and W. H. Fluhrer, Mr. and Mrs. W. Lyman, Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Miles and Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Kinney, Mme. Dowd Jeffers, Herb Grey and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Weeks and Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Orr. Those who own property and anticipate building soon in Edgewood Park are Mr. and Mrs. Louis Knips, E. J. Petch, W. Y. Crowson, L. H. Scott, Dr. J. D. Rickert, Gus Samuels, Mr. A. B. Hinck, Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Millard, Mrs. M. T. Edwards, Will H. Wilson and B. W. Paul.
    Opposite Edgewood Park on the bank of the Rogue are the summer homes of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ulrich, Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Klocker, and Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Fabrick.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 2, 1927, page C6


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    We did not get the program last week that the school had at the Christmas tree, so will give it now, though a little late.
    Opening address, Roselyn Ripley; the Christmas Story by six girls; song, "Jesus Loves Me"; a Christmas bedtime story by Hilda Rein; "Getting Ready for Santa" Freya Rein; song, "Sleep, Baby, Sleep" small girls; "Santa's Toy Shelf" upper grades; "Christmas Wish" Edison Crandall; "Joe's Search for Santa Claus" Freda Chambers; "Why Sambo Went to War" Darwin Martin and Edison Crandall; monologue "Getting Ready for Christmas" Carmelita Dennis; duet, a German song, Freya and Hilda Rein; fan drill, upper grade girls; "Santa's Afternoon" S. Wendell Seals, Mrs. S. Freda Chambers and two boys and two girls; song, "Silent Night, Holy Night" the girls; song "Star of the East"; "No Presents" five boys--two fine boys, three ruffians; "Christmas Dolly" Mary Jacks; Santa's Trials" Norman Llewellyn; Christmas Acrostic, five children; "At Christmas Time" Amy Chambers; song, Christmas carol, the girls; "Christmas Atmosphere" Elsie Ripley; "Castor Oil" Wendell Seals; "A Christmas Carol" Carmelita Dennis; "A Visit from St. Nicholas"; songs, "Christmas Must Be Bright and Gay" and "December's Party." The program was pleasing and well rendered.
    School convened last Monday after the holidays.
    Now that the holidays are over, people are settling down to their regular routine of duty.
    There was a good Sunday school at Reese Creek the first Sunday of the year. Subject of Sunday school lesson next Sunday, "The Standard of Christian Living." Memory verse, "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in Heaven is perfect," Matt. 5:48.
    Rev. Stille continued in the series of "The After Life" Sunday. "Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels," Matthew 25:41. We notice this was not prepared for man, but for the devil and his angels, but when men ally themselves with the devil and refuse to accept the Christ, they must go to the place prepared for the devil. The speaker said this was not a pleasant picture, but he could not be true to either God or man and not present both sides. Let us take warning.
    The Sunday school superintendent has been giving prizes to those who know all the golden texts for the quarter, also to those who bring the most new scholars.
    Mr. and Mrs. Earl Brittsan and family of Central Point visited at the Roy Watkins home Sunday.
    Paul Robertson and wife expect to move near Prospect soon.
    Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bilderback returned to their home near Butte Falls after spending the holidays with Mrs. Bilderback's parents.
    C. L. Cummons and family visited at H. Watkins' Saturday, January 1.
    The Robertsons and the Hannafords gathered at the home of J. L. Robertson, Sr., Wednesday evening and surprised Mrs. Lewis Robertson, it being her birthday.
    Charles Humphrey is preparing to fence some of his land. W. Jacks and R. A. Vestal will put up the fence.
    H. Watkins and wife visited at J. L. Robertson's one day this week.
    We feel that praise is due the Mail Tribune and staff for the very fine New Year's edition. It ought to be the means of bringing immigration to our midst.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 7, 1927, page B2


SHADY COVE SUMMER RESORT
    One of the new and most popular summer resorts in Southern Oregon is Shady Cove, on the Rogue River, 23 miles from Medford on the Crater Lake Highway, and is reached by turning to the right at the south end of the concrete bride across the Rogue.
    It is truly a "shady cove," is ideally located, has a wonderful bathing beach on the banks of the clear Rogue river with bathing beach, bath house, boat pier and dock, and other attractions. There is also splendid hiking in the mountains surrounding.
    Although the first sale of lots was on July 4th, 1926, a large portion of the lots have been sold and the following families have erected homes thereon: C. L. Steward, Dr. E. G. Riddell, L. A. Mentzer, John Peter, B. W. Paul, A. L. Vroman, Bert Newman, C. L. Brown, and Con DeVore.
    The local incorporators were E. G. Riddell, John Peter, B. W. Paul, A. Moulton and H. D. Powell.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 2, 1927, page C6


EAGLE POINT FIVE AND BUTTE FALLS TO PLAY TONIGHT
    EAGLE POINT, Jan. 7.--The opening basketball game will be played Friday evening at the Grange Hall. Our boys' high school team will meet the team from Butte Falls. As a preliminary, the Butte Falls town team has challenged the locals for a contest, and if all goes well, a team will be gathered together to take them into camp. Let's give our boys good support for this first game. They are deserving of it.
    The Presbyterian choir of Phoenix will have charge of the music at the local church next Sunday morning. This choir has sung together for many years without missing a Sunday and is a very fine quartet of trained musicians. This will give the community a fine opportunity to hear some fine sacred music, and an invitation is extended to all to be present. Sunday school at 10:30 and church at 11:30. Dr. Morgan will preach on the subject "An Abundant Life."
    The regular meeting of the grange drew a large crowd Tuesday night. The new officers were installed, as well as the initiation of a large number of candidates. The service was well rendered and very impressive. The social hour of entertainment was one of the most entertaining the grange has held for some time, a two-act play presented by Mrs. Weidman, Mrs. Davies, Mrs. Mittelstaedt and Mrs. Grove, being in the nature of a modern dress reform. The outcome of this reform was very much like a good many others, however. The characters were well chosen, and it is hoped we can call on the entertainment committee for more of these plays. The bachelor club of the grange put on the feed for this occasion and they showed wonderful ability in satisfying the hungry grangers. The standing committees for the year were appointed at this meeting. They are getting an early start for the year's work.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 7, 1927, page B6


BROWNSBORO BITS
    A Ladies' Aid was organized, the first meeting to be held  Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. George Henry.
    Mr. Earl Tucker left Sunday afternoon for Brawley, California, for a visit with his sister, Mrs. P. A. Henry. He was accompanied to the train by Mrs. E. E. Tucker, Miss Ellen Tucker and Viola Morris.
    Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Lyons of Hornbrook, Calif., spent a few days at the Ralph Tucker home. Mrs. Lyons is better known to her many friends as Stella Adams.
    Those who have radios are enjoying the new broadcasting station in Medford.
    Mrs. Earl Tucker, Miss Ellen Tucker and Viola Morris were visiting at the H. S. Anning home Sunday afternoon.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 7, 1927, page B6


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    EAGLE POINT, Jan. 11.--Eagle Point quintet took the first basketball game from Butte Falls in a clean, fast game last Friday night. The final score was 22 to 15. The boys in uniform for Eagle Point were John Henshaw, Frank Pettegrew, Bennett Bellows, Tom Simpson, Jack Brophy, Bill Miller and Ned Forman. The lineup at start was Henshaw, center; Pettegrew and Bellows, forwards; Simpson and Brophy, guards. Captain Henshaw was easily the star of the game with his brilliant teamwork and basket shooting. This being the first game many of the boys have played in, they were a credit of Prof. Davies' coaching. The game Friday night at Prospect will test their mettle, as it will be played on a larger floor and will permit of a more varied style of play. With good, hard work and careful observance of the training rules, our boys will be able to give a good account of themselves with any team in their conference schedule. Much credit is due to second string men that are loyal at each workout and help to give the first team competition. The Butte Falls town team played a game with a team chosen from the crowd and put up a very classy game of passing and basket shooting. The score, however, was very one sided. We have a great deal of material to choose a town team from, and it is quite likely enthusiasm can be mustered to organize such a team in the near future.
    The Sunday services at the Presbyterian church was one of the most enjoyable ever held here. The quartet of the Phoenix church took charge of the music and rendered some very fine selections, including solos, duets and mixed numbers. Miss Twila Rader accompanied the quartet and rendered a very pleasant solo. The choir consisted of Mr. and Mrs. Frame, Mrs. Rader and Mr. Sheets. Dr. Morgan preached a very helpful sermon on the subject of "The Abundant Life." Dr. Morgan invited everyone in the community interested in the Bible study course to meet at the parsonage Thursday evening for this purpose. Dr. Morgan has spent a number of years in the classroom as a college instructor in Philosophy and the Bible as well as other subjects, and this course, under his instruction, offers an unusual opportunity to all Bible students in this vicinity.
    Mr. and Mrs. Royal Brown have as their guests Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Schett of New York and Roy Hahn of Pittsburgh, Penn. The Schetts are former residents in this part of the valley and enjoy coming back here.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 11, 1927, page 5


Eagle Point Grange News
    EAGLE POINT, Jan. 12.--Eagle Point Grange started out in the new year with one of the most interesting meetings we have held. It was also the largest in attendance of any meeting, there being nearly 200 members present. Our Grange is growing so rapidly that it is hard to keep track of the number of members. Thirteen members were voted into the Grange and the names of eight applicants presented to be voted on at the February meeting. This brings our membership up to nearly 200 now.
    A large class was given the first and second degree obligation.
    All of the new officers were installed. The installation ceremony was most beautiful and impressive. Mrs. Gertrude Haak, conductress, and two assistants were in white and handled their part in an able and graceful manner, which added much to the beauty of the ceremony. Professor Davies was at the organ and the songs were sung by the quartet. A beautiful finish to the ceremonies was given by two tableaux, presented by the three Graces, Mrs. Cowden, Mrs. Ward and Mrs. Kent.
    The lecture hour consisted of a play "The Charm of the Old Album," in two acts, the dramatis personae being Mrs. Weidman, Mrs. Mittelstaedt, Mrs. Grove, Mrs. Davies. The play was very amusing and presented a popular subject. The ladies proved themselves quite able in the field of drama.
    The supper was not the least of the features of the evening, the bachelors and widowers having charge of the "eats" and were kept busy handling out plates laden with hamburger sandwiches, wienies, mince pie and potato salad with hot coffee.
    An invitation has been extended to the Sams Valley degree team to confer the third and fourth degrees on a class of Eagle Point members at Eagle Point on Friday night, January 21st, at 8 p.m.
    Much other important business was transacted during the evening.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 12, 1927, page 3


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    The first two weeks of the year has been nice and balmy, almost like spring.
    The Sunday school lesson was good last Sunday. All need to search their own heart and life. The subject next Sunday will be: "The Christian's use of the Bible." Memory verse, "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path," Ps. 119:105.
    Rev. Randall and Rev. Iverson were out Sunday morning. Rev. Iverson preached, taking for his text, "Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended; but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus," Phil. 3:13,14.
    The Sunday school plans to have an all-day meeting Sunday, January 23rd, for a temperance meeting. The W.C.T.U. of Medford will be out in the afternoon. Remember the date and everyone is invited.
    The Parent-Teachers will hold their regular meeting at the schoolhouse Friday afternoon, January 21st. Everyone should attend so as to have a good, profitable meeting.
    There has been some little improvement in the way of a bookcase for the teachers' books, a new bench, etc.
    Mrs. C. L. Cummons and little daughter, Miriam, left Monday evening for Des Moines, Iowa, to visit her mother for a few weeks.
    Mrs. Brown called on Mrs. Watkins Tuesday afternoon.
    The paper last week made us say that Earl Brittsans had visited at Roy Watkins'. It should have been at Mr. Martin's.
    W. Engberg is recovering from an attack of near blood poisoning from an infection in a sore.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 14, 1927, page B3


Eagle Point Grange News
    The following is the personnel of the committees appointed for the coming year of Grange work. All who wish to keep a list of the committees would do well to preserve this list for future reference:
    Executive--H. W. Ward, chairman; James Spencer, Mrs. Ina Stanley, I. R. Kline, Charles Givan.
    Trustees--Frank Ditsworth, I. R. Kline, Ed Cowden.
    Committee on Committees--Mrs. Gertrude Haak, chairman; I. R. Kline, Alfred Mittelstaedt, Henry Owens, Charles Givan, Mrs. May Stowell, Mrs. Rosa Smith, H. W. Ward, Stewart Butler.
    Finance--W. C. Clements, Harvey Stanley, L. K. Haak.
    Candidates--Mrs. Lulu Ward, Tommy Givan, Arthur C. Kent.
    Ways and Means--H. W. Ward, Lester Throckmorton, Alfred Mittelstaedt.
    Relief--Charles Cummons, chairman; Frank Ditsworth, Mrs. Billy Vestal, Mrs. M. L. Pruett, Charles Hanscom.
    Entertainment--Mrs. Lizzie Perry, chairman; Mrs. Verta Pruett, Mrs. Pearl Grove, Mrs. Grace Cowden, Mrs. Billy Vestal, Mrs. Ruby Bitterling.
    Home Economics--Mrs. Sophia Childreth, chairman; Mrs. Rosa Smith, Mrs. Jessie Mittelstaedt, Mrs. Donna Heckenberger, Mrs. Netta Hanscom.
    Legislative--W. H. Crandall, chairman; Charles Cummons, Geo. Hilton.
    Agriculture--G. O. Game, chairman; Rudolph Weidman, Carl Esch.
    Visiting--Mrs. M. L. Pruett, chairman; Mrs. Maude Ditsworth, Mrs. Zona Humphrey, Mrs. Dutton, Mrs. Yola Owens, Mrs. Mabel Harnish.
    Membership--Mrs. Rosa Smith, chairman; Mrs. Martha Betz, Mrs. Ada Owens.
    Taxation--James Spencer, chairman; Henry Owens, Geo. Hilton.
    Community Projects--Jas. Spencer, chairman; W. C. Clements, Stewart Butler, Charles Givan, Prof. Davies.
    Roads--Wm. Perry, chairman; Nick Young, Ray Harnish.
    Marketing--Geo. Stowell, chairman; Roy Smith, Rudolph Weidman.
    Education--Prof. Davies, chairman; Mrs. Mary Butler, Mrs. Ida Kent.
    Music--Stewart Butler, chairman; Mrs. Jessie Mittelstaedt, Mrs. Edith Weidman, Mrs. Verta Pruett, Mrs. Rosa Smith.
    Library--Mrs. Maude Ditsworth, chairman; Mrs. Gertrude Haak, Mrs. Lottie Clements.
    Cooperation--Julius Bitterling, chairman; Geo. Stowell, Wm. Gregory.
    Reception--Mrs. Cora Smith, chairman; Mrs. Lulu Ward, H. W. Ward, W. H. Crandall.
   Publicity--Mrs. Gertrude Haak.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 15, 1927, page 3


OPEN NEW STORE AT EAGLE POINT
    EAGLE POINT, Jan. 15.--A cash grocery store, known as Faber and Chirgwin Cash Store, opened up in the Florey building Saturday. E. G. Faber and N. S. Chirgwin of Central Point, well-known merchants in this valley, [who] are attracted to Eagle Point by its recent growth and its chances for future development, closed a deal to take over the stock of groceries in the Florey confectionery and took possession of the room formerly occupied by F. J. McPherson. Mr. Faber, interested in the store at Central Point and also at Butte Falls, is known as a live, wide-awake merchant. Mr. Chirgwin will have the active management of the store and holds an equal interest with Mr. Faber in the local store. Mr. Chirgwin will move his family here as soon as suitable living quarters can be arranged for. We welcome them into our midst and feel they will be an asset to our town in every way.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 16, 1927, page 5


EAGLE PT. FIVES DEFEAT RIVALS
    EAGLE POINT, Jan. 18.--On Saturday night both boys' and girls' teams were victorious over the teams from Sams Valley, the boys winning by a score of 29 to 10, and the girls 21 to 9. The first part of each game was very close and at the half-time period the Eagle Point teams both held slight advantages. Lota Henshaw was a dead shot for baskets in the last half, making nearly every shot count and shooting from any position. The boys' game was somewhat rougher than other games played here, and the tendency to foul broke up the team work and held the score down in the first period. The last half was somewhat better and Henshaw broke away for his usual share of counters. The boys all played well and are deserving of credit for a hard-fought game. The work of Simpson is deserving of special mention as he played a good, consistent game as running guard, making a big percentage of his shots count for baskets. Tom is a new freshman playing for the first season and should develop into a mighty good man before his high school career is over.
    The ladies of the community are invited to meet at the Presbyterian manse Wednesday afternoon for the purpose of organizing a working society.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 18, 1927, page 5


TALENT FIVE TO PLAY EAGLE PT., DEBATE PHOENIX
    EAGLE POINT, Jan. 20.--Basketball game here again Saturday night. Talent High School quintet play our boys, and another fast, hard game is expected. Talent has a fine, seasoned team and will no doubt make our boys extend themselves, but we expect to win. If the visiting team arrives on time, the opening whistle will blow at 8:15. A large crowd is needed to cheer our team to victory.
    Monday night, the 24th, will be the conference debate. The negative team will appear here and the affirmative team in Phoenix at the same time. The question debated is the same one used in all the high schools of the state, and the winners of each contest will debate the next group of winners in their district, the question being "Old Age Pension for the State." Lota Henshaw and Ned Forman represent the negative side of the question and John Henshaw and Tom Simpson the affirmative. Debating gives the best of training for self-expression and teaches one to "think on his feet," which is a valuable attainment. This debate will be interesting to witness, and your presence will encourage the young people to give their best.
    Local talent is busy preparing a humorous cantata entitled "The Spinsters Club," to be given a week from Saturday night, January 30. Keep the date in mind; you won't want to miss it.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 20, 1927, page 5


BROWNSBORO BITS
    Indications of spring are here. Dandelions are blooming on Butte Creek.
    Mrs. Walter Marshall was suddenly called by the death of her father to Puyallup, Wash.
    Earl Tucker returned from Brawley, Calif., Friday morning.
    S. L. Hoagland is again reported to be on the road to recovery.
    W. H. Head and Mr. Baldwin of Applegate were visitors at the Ralph Tucker home Sunday.
    Henry Meyer was down to Brownsboro Saturday.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Bressie and W. E. Gibson made a business trip to Medford one day last week.
    Mrs. Earl Tucker and Miss Ellen Tucker were business callers in Medford Thursday.
    J. D. Henry was down to Brownsboro one day last week.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 21, 1927, page B2


TRAIL ITEMS
    R. R. Dawson proved up on his homestead Monday. L. H. Howe and E. E. Ash acted as his witnesses.
    George Onn was a Medford visitor Monday.
    Roy Lyons and family are moving to the power plant near Prospect this week, from Talent.
    Mrs. Philip Hart is much improved from her recent illness. She suffered a slight stroke of paralysis a short time ago.
    Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Tucker of Ashland visited their home here for a few days, clearing out some driftwood that was causing damage to their property.
    Trail was well represented at Eagle Point Sunday evening at the mission services.
    Mr. and Mrs. V. E. Peterson returned home Tuesday after a week's visit with their daughter at Trail.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Ash and children and Miss Irma Ash are visiting on Elk Creek this week.
    Mrs. R. R. Dawson spent the day with Mrs. Irwin Howe Monday. Mrs. Howe is improving slowly.
    R. W. Thomason of Drew is spending a few days at Trail, looking after mining property.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 21, 1927, page B2


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    It rained quite hard again Wednesday forenoon, which brought the small streams up, but when it stopped raining, they soon ran down.
    Thos. Rein returned home last week from San Francisco.
    Miss Elva Davis and Miss Myrtle Minter spent the weekend with Mrs. Frank Caster.
    Mrs. H. Watkins called on Mrs. Knadler Monday afternoon.
    All are invited to attend the all-day meeting Sunday. The subject in the afternoon will be "Temperance."
    The subject of Mr. Stille's sermon Sunday morning was "Heaven." In John 14:2, "In my Father's house there are many mansions. I go to prepare a place for you." Heaven is a place. Some people think it is a state, but the bible says it is a place. It is also a big place--room for all who will come. The city is a four-square with 12 gates, three on each side, "And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day; for there shall be no night there." Rev. 21:25. "And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, or worketh abomination, or maketh a lie; but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life." Rev. 21:27. He says while the bible is silent on the subject, yet the open gates bears out the thought that there will also be a country in Heaven as well as the city, New Jerusalem. Some people prefer to be in the country, and the Lord is so gracious that he prepares just the right place for each person.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 21, 1927, page B2


NEW FAMILIES ON LITTLE BUTTE
    EAGLE POINT, Jan. 21.--Two new families for the Little Butte Creek district near town. I. M. Philbrook and family of Lakeside, Calif., are taking possession of their orchard property this week. Mr. Philbrook purchased the Landgraff orchard last July and has been living in the Haak place for the past few weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Philbrook have a son and daughter in the high school and three other children in the grades. The Landgraff place is better known as the Corbin orchard and will make a beautiful home.
    The L. O. Caster family have recently moved into the Cooley place. The Casters have a ranch in the Phoenix district and Mr. Caster is an uncle of Frank Caster on the Hammel ranch. These families come to us with a reputation for being public-spirited people and capable leaders in the communities in which they have lived, and we greet them and welcome them into our midst and hope that they will enjoy our community.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 22, 1927, page 3


YOUTH WHO SAW HIGHWAY DEATH IS UNDER QUIZ
    Apparently happy and carefree yesterday morning when he told police officers of a trip to California, where at Chico he was detained for a short time as an eyewitness to a murder committed at Durham and was served meals by policemen as a guest until the inquest was over. Robert Brown, 19-year-old Central Point youth, today lost his carefree habit and is worried. He faces a charge of burglary, which will probably be filed this afternoon, in connection with the alleged looting of a home in the Trail district more than six weeks ago, according to Sheriff Jennings.
    Brown, in the custody of several officers, was taken to the scene of his alleged crime this forenoon to show the officers where he and his brother-in-law were camped some time ago. When apprehended last night, Brown is said to have given the officers a number of alleged damaging admissions. He claims he saw the three spurious government agents camped some distance from his camp and declares he saw them kill a rancher's hog for camp meat. Two of the agents are believed to have been captured in St. Louis while a third, R. Rodden, is now held in the county jail on an open charge.
    However, residents of that district believe Brown is also implicated in the hog killing, but no substantial evidence as yet has been made public. Attaches of the sheriff's office had been watching for Brown's arrival for some time, according to the sheriff today.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 25, 1927, page 3


EAGLE PT. TEAM LOSES TO TALENT IN HARD TUSSLE
    EAGLE POINT, Jan. 25.--Our high school boys lost a fast and furious game of basketball Saturday night to the Talent quintet. Our boys were leading by a slight margin until a short time before the final whistle when a field goal and a free throw gave Talent a one-point advantage which we were unable to overcome. Such a close game is hard to lose, but it gave the fans their money's worth and it certainly is no disgrace to get beaten by one point. Our boys played a good, consistent, fast game and the breaks were against them the least hair [sic], but they claim no alibi, and won't let it happen again.
    Friday night will be another thriller for the fans in the local hall. Prospect will play a return game with both boys and girls, and everything is set for home victory this time. This may be our last home game for some time and a good turnout is expected. You won't want to miss the best game of the season, so be there promptly at 8 o'clock.
    The dedication of the new school building will take place next Monday evening. President Churchill of the Ashland Normal will address the assembly and a musical program is being arranged which will be entertaining. The entire community should make it a point to turn out for this occasion, as we are justly proud of our new high school.
    The Spinsters Club will be given at the Brown hall Saturday evening at 8 o'clock. Admission 35 and 15 cents. You can't afford to miss it.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 25, 1927, page 8


EAGLE POINT TO HOLD OPERETTA
    EAGLE POINT, Jan. 27.--The humorous operetta entitled "The Spinster's Club" will be presented Saturday night at 8 o'clock. The cast has been working for several weeks on this production, and while the characters are all home people, it is full of humorous situations and very entertaining.
    The two old maids who organize this club, Miss Abby and Miss Martha, will be played by Mrs. Weidman and Mrs. Mittelstaedt; Mrs. VanScoy will play the part of Bridget, the Irish cook, who joins the club just to spite Patrick. Mrs. Guy Pruett takes the part of Margaret, a niece of the old maids, and Lois Robertson will be the German maid, Gretchen. The two old lovers of the spinsters will be played by Mr. Mittelstaedt and Mr. Kline as Asa and Nathaniel; Mr. Butler as Patrick, William Miller as Fred, and Tom Simpson as Jacob. Gerald Ward, Kathryn Philbrook, Fern Jacks, Ruby Weidman and Clifford Grove appear as candidates for the new club, called the Marriage Club.
    In addition to the play, a splendid program will be given between acts to keep things moving lively.
    Mrs. Joe Rader and daughter Miss Twila of Phoenix will give a musical number; Mrs. Ward will give a humorous reading; Mrs. Grove with two short readings, and Gerald Ward will sing a solo.
    The price of admission is 35¢ for adults and 15 cents for school children. At the Brown hall Saturday night. The proceeds will be used to make a further payment on the church piano.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 27, 1927, page 10


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    The cold came almost as a surprise last week. It moderated without raining.
    The Parent-Teachers Association was not very well attended last week although Miss Martha Spink of Medford was out and gave a worthwhile health talk. They expect to have her out again to the meetings.
    The next P.T.A. meeting will be held February 18th at 1:30 p.m. The teachers, Miss Greb and Mrs. Davis, are preparing a Washington and Lincoln program for the occasion. All parents and patrons are urged to come. The program alone will be worth your while.
    Some of the pupils in Miss Greb's room are really artists and during the drawing and painting hour do good work indeed.
    There are 21 pupils enrolled in the primary room. Mrs. Davis, the teacher, has about all one teacher can manage.
    Rube Johnson gave a birthday party Wednesday to some of his men friends. They report a good dinner and a fine time.
    Mrs. Olinger and Mrs. Will Shearin visited at Mrs. Brous's Wednesday.
    Mrs. H. Ball and Mrs. H. Watkins visited the school one day this week.
    Little Ruby Pullen was sick Sunday with something like the intestinal flu. Several children have been sick very much the same way.
    Willard Ball has not been well this week.
    Bill Zimmerlee is getting along very well and the doctor says he will probably be able to come home the last of this week. He was accidentally shot by another party some time ago.
    Mrs. Benson is home from the hospital and she and baby are both getting along fine.
    Mrs. Paul Robertson is visiting her sister, Mrs. Ed Coy of Medford, this week.
    Rev. J. Stille preached last Sunday morning after Sunday school. He continued his subject on Heaven. Heaven is made out of something, and more endurable that anything this earth is made of. "For the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal." 2 Cor. 4:18. "For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also." Matt. 6:21. Heaven is a place of wealth. People spend their time and energies storing up wealth on this earth, "where moth and rust doth corrupt." God made this world beautiful, which is only for time and what will Heaven not be, which is to last through all eternity. "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things that God hath prepared for them that love Him." 1 Cor. 2:9.
    The Sunday school lesson next Sunday will be "The Christian overcoming temptation." Memory verse, "In that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succor them that are tempted." Heb. 2:18.
    Rev. Eaton of Medford was expected out last Sunday afternoon to give a talk on temperance, but for some reason he failed to appear, which was a disappointment.
    Fern Jacks was home over the weekend.
    Myrtle Minter came home Wednesday evening and went back to her school Thursday morning.
    Mr. and Mrs. Tom Semple of Medford visited at Tom Vestal's Sunday, and little Dorothy Vestal went home with them.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 28, 1927, page B6


EAGLE POINT MEN HOSTS TO LADIES OF CIVIC CLUB
    EAGLE POINT, Jan. 28.--The men were hosts to the ladies of the Civic Club Tuesday evening. Written invitations were sent to each lady in the club by the committee in charge and place cards were arranged at each place at the table. At the appointed hour, the guests were ushered to their places with a grand march, Prof Davies officiating at the piano. The refreshment committee served a very fine dinner consisting of hot tamales, sandwiches, wafers, salad, olives, coffee, ice cream and cookies. The service was of the very best and arranged by the committee of men without the help of the women, according to Frank Brown, chairman of the committee. After the dinner Mr. Campbell, acting as toastmaster, called upon the following members for toasts: Mr. Clements, Mrs. Morgan, Dr. Morgan, Mr. Spencer, and Mrs. Campbell, club president. Each person responded to the call very fittingly. While the toasts were being heard one by one, different gentlemen dropped out of the group and as soon as the chairs could be rearranged for the entertainment, seven colored gentlemen appeared on the stage and proceeded to supply the necessary food for laughter. Prof. Davies surprised the guests by appearing as the Rev. Doctor Julius N. Widemouth Morgan, your beloved parson, who proceeded with a marriage ceremony. M. J. Brown made a most becoming bride of Ross Kline, other characters being Mr. Mittelstaedt, Ward Seaman and Butler. After this colored wedding the same characters, with Mr. Mittelstaedt as Ross Kline's "Honey Gal," produced an original farce entitled "The Spirits." At the close of this scene a real spirit comes out and dances for the assembly, scaring the niggers away. They finally come back, however, and gather around an open fire and sing darky songs. The song, "Honey Gal," as well as the farce, "Spirits," and the opening song for the grand march were written by Mr. Campbell and was especially arranged for this occasion.
    J. G. Thompson of Medford was an Eagle Point visitor Wednesday. Mr. Thompson has purchased a place near Medford recently.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 29, 1927, page 3


EAGLE POINT FIVE TRIMS PROSPECT 23-10 LAST NIGHT
    EAGLE POINT, Jan. 29.--Showing more ability than in any previous game, the snappy basketball team from Eagle Point defeated the Prospect team at Eagle Point, 23 to 10, last night.
    The game was hard fought from the opening whistle, and few fouls were committed. At the quarter Prospect headed, 2 to 0, and when at the opening of the second period the score was tied by a long throw, the crowd that jammed the hall was in an uproar. The half ended 15 to 4 for Eagle Point.
    In the third quarter, Prospect came back for three counters while Eagle Point caged but one.
    The game throughout was spectacular and the shooting of both teams was accurate. They caged long ones from all points.
    In the first game of the series at Prospect, Eagle Point was beaten after a tie game.
    Eagle Point is the only high school in the valley that hasn't adequate space to house the large number of fans that pack the small hall, but if they keep up their good work it is hoped that they will soon have a new gymnasium for their fine new high school.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 29, 1927, page 6


EAGLE POINT IN FAVOR OF BETTER PHONE SERVICE
    EAGLE POINT, Jan. 31.--Our boys' high school team turned the tables on Prospect Friday night and won a decisive victory in a fast, clean game. Prospect was on the small end of a score of 21 to 10. Singler of Medford refereed the game in a masterly style, considering the size of the hall. Our boys are developing so fast they don't look like the same team that started the season. Tom Simpson, although a freshman, looks like a veteran, and the entire team showed up so well Friday night it is hard to pick the stars of the occasion. A very satisfactory crowd witnessed the game, Prospect being well represented with fans. After the game the Parent-Teacher Association had a fine lunch prepared at the schoolhouse for the two teams and the visiting fans. The Prospect boys are good sports and we hope next year to have our own school gym fixed up for basketball by the opening of the season. Our boys are deserving of a better place to practice and to play in, and if all the organizations, including the student body and the Parent-Teacher Association, would make an effort to raise the necessary money for this purpose, it could be done, at least, in time for next year.
    There is considerable talk about continuous telephone service for Eagle Point. The grangers are boosting the idea and Mr. Clements, manager of the telephone company, has expressed his desire to put it on if at all possible. He has signified his willingness to put the plan into operation for a small additional fee, which would probably not exceed 25 cents per month per phone. The rural subscribers seem to be very much in favor of the change and it is hoped that everyone that does favor the plan will make it known to the manager. Continuous service will make a wonderful improvement in the efficiency of our entire community service and is very much to be desired.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 31, 1927, page 3


PROGRAM EAGLE POINT INSTITUTE
    A Teachers Institute will be held February 5th at Eagle Point.
    The program is:
9:30--Music by the Eagle Point schools.
    Roll call of teachers.
10:00--Our Music Work, Miss Leona Marsters, Ashland Normal.
10:45--Geography, Mr. Redford, Ashland Normal.
    Round table--Objective tests in geography.
12:00--Noon lunch at Sunnyside.
1:15--Our National Education Association, Mrs. Carter, state director.
1:45--Address by Principal A. J. Hanby, Medford Junior High, president county division O.S.T.A.
2:15--Echoes from O.S.T.A. by delegates.
2:30--Conference hour:
    (a) What are we accomplishing in Silent Reading.
    (b) Are we improving as teachers of Spelling?
3:30--County announcements.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 1, 1927, page 3


NEW HIGH SCHOOL AT EAGLE POINT DEDICATED MON.
    EAGLE POINT, Feb. 3.--Our new high school building was formally dedicated Monday evening. Prof. Davies had charge of the arrangements and presided during the occasion. H. W. Ward, the former chairman of the board which started the school building, was called on and in a very pleasing manner presented the key to Mrs. Merritt Brown, the chairman of the new board. Mrs. Brown responded fittingly relative to the development of the building and its completion.
    Mrs. Carter, county superintendent of schools, gave a brief history of the development of this district, expressing the thought that the entire county rejoices with us in our new building.
    George Daley and the Whaley quartet rendered two vocal numbers which were well received. These numbers were of the old-fashioned music class type and were unaccompanied, and an old-time tuning fork was used instead of the piano.
    President Churchill of the Ashland Normal gave the address of the evening, bringing out the wonderful progress of education in the last few years. He stated that the building and equipping of the small high schools was giving our young people the opportunity to develop talents and abilities that would never be discovered, in some cases, if it were not for this opportunity.
    The attendance was very small, owing to the prevalence of illness in the community, but we are very proud of our new building, and justly so.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 3, 1927, page 3


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    EAGLE POINT, Feb. 3.--The play Saturday evening was very well attended, and from the pleasing manner in which it was received by the community, it was unusually well acted. The musical numbers, which composed the greater part of the play, were well rendered. This operetta was one of the most ambitious entertainments the church has attempted, and it is very gratifying to them to have it received so well. The cast has been urged to put this entertainment on at Butte Falls and it is just possible that arrangements will be made to do this for a week from this Saturday. Those taking solo parts in the operetta are Mrs. Mittelstaedt, Mrs. Weidman, Mrs. Van Scoy, Mrs. Guy Pruett, Lois Robertson, Tom Simpson and Mr. Butler.
    The sunbeam class took charge of the closing exercises of the Sunday school, and their program was one of the finest attractions the Sunday school has had for some time. This class of primary children, with their new little chairs in a half  circle, went through their work in the most earnest and efficient manner possible. Each child took his turn in asking a certain group of questions relative to the past lessons of the month and the way they took hold leaves no room for doubt as to the value of their lessons. We are very proud of our primary department. It is growing in numbers every week and is doing earnest work, which will count in future development.
    Next Sunday will be Communion Sunday and reception of members. The choir will furnish special music and a large attendance is desired for this occasion. Sunday school at 10:30 and church at 11:30.
    The regular business meeting of the Grange was held Tuesday evening. They decided to continue with the use of the Brown hall until such a time as they can build a hall of their own. The evening was enlivened by the appearance during the lecture hour of a couple of colored gentlemen. Coon songs, coon jabber and dances put the necessary amount of spice into the meeting to make it very enjoyable. There will be a Grange dance on Saturday night.
    An election is called for Saturday to elect a director to fill the vacancy of Mr. Linn, who has moved to California. Mr. Linn expects to return to this community in March, but as he is unable to attend the duties for the present, he has resigned.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 4, 1927, page 4


TRAIL ITEMS
    The P.T.A. held their meeting Friday at the schoolhouse. The school furnished a delightful little program in which all took part. Several ladies from Medford and Central Point, whose names I did not get, attended and gave an interesting talk on the P.T.A. work.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Huston were visitors at the Middlebusher hotel Tuesday.
    Benjamin Wade Ash arrived Friday, January 28th, to make his home with Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Ash. The little gentleman weighed seven and one-half pounds.
    George Fisher and E. E. Ash were Medford visitors Tuesday.
    Bill Zimmerlee is home again, and his friends will be pleased to know he is improving fast.
    T. C. Gaines drove a small herd of cattle to the Perry Foster place, where he has some hay.
    Mrs. Ervin Hutchison of Elk Creek called on the new boy at the Ash home Tuesday.
    We have two new scholars from the Central district, Chester and Jim Todd.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 4, 1927, page B6


BROTHERS JAILED AS STILL OWNERS IN RANCH RAID
    Two brothers, V. L. and B. J. Hartman, young ranchers of the Eagle Point district, are in the county jail awaiting hearings on charges of setting up and operating a moonshine still. They were arrested by Deputy Sheriff Lewis Jennings and other officers late yesterday afternoon after they had been under surveillance for a short time.
    V. L. Hartman, the youngest brother, who is 20 years of age, was placed under arrest on the ranch, situated along the Crater Lake Highway north of the Butte Falls road junction, while the older brother was arrested here. They claimed they had not been in the business long, having only used the still, which was found in the farmhouse, once before during the past several weeks and, according to officers, would have run off 50 gallons of corn mash tonight if the arrests had not been made. The 50 gallons would have made eight gallons of moonshine.
    The younger Hartman, who while at first denying running a still upon the arrival of the raiders, later told the officers the entire story, authorities alleged today. Speaking in a frank manner, he is alleged to have told how he operated last fall but shut down because of the number of other operators who were apprehended in that same district.
    The older brother, who is 22, when arrested here lost no time in confessing, it is said, telling officers that he cared not to see his kin take the entire blame for the still when he was half interested.
    The outfit is described as being capable of turning out high-grade product with the process of manufacture very slow due to the construction of the dome of the boiler, allowing a large share of the steam to condense and drop back into the mash. This caused a waste of steam, according to officials. A coil, a quantity of mash, several gallons of moonshine and the boiler were brought in with Hartman, who said last evening his moonshine had been bringing $12.50 a gallon by wholesale.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 5, 1927, page 1


MRS. GROVE IS NAMED DIRECTOR IN SPECIAL VOTE
    EAGLE POINT, Feb. 7.--Mrs. J. I. Grove was elected as a director on the school board at the special election Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Grove has served as school member one term, shows a deep interest in the welfare of the community, and with two children in the school she has a special interest in the school. Mrs. Grove fills the three-year unexpired term of Mr. Linn, who recently resigned. The increased interest in the affairs of our school was manifested by a vote of 43, which is much more than the usual number for an election of this nature.
   Our school buildings seem to be very much used for a Saturday, with a school election in one section and the teachers institute in another. The teachers turned out well and the institute was most inspiring and helpful.
    Quite a number of local people attended the Bieberstedt funeral Friday afternoon. The music was furnished by members of the Presbyterian church choir assisted by Dr. Lawrence of the Presbyterian church in Medford, who conducted the services.
    The basketball game scheduled with Gold Hill for Friday was postponed until next week. So many of the boys are ill that a game this week seemed out of the question. Mr. Campbell is recovering nicely from a severe cold which threatened him with pneumonia. It is very rare for Mr. Campbell to be sick, and he is missed at this accustomed place. It is hoped he will be fully recovered in a few days.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 7, 1927, page 3


DEBATE TONIGHT AT EAGLE POINT
    EAGLE POINT, Feb. 8.--The debate which was postponed some weeks ago will be held Wednesday evening. Our negative team, composed of John Henshaw and Tom Simpson, will meet the Gold Hill team at that place, and our affirmative team, composed of Ned Forman and Lota Henshaw, will meet the Gold Hill negative team here. This will be worth hearing and should draw a good attendance. The question is: Resolved, that the state of Oregon should adopt some plan of old age pension.
    The comic operetta, "The Spinsters Club," which was given here a short time ago, will be given by the same group at Lake Creek this Saturday evening. This play was well received in Eagle Point and the Lake Creek community will enjoy it likewise.
    Quite a few of our number are on the sick list still. Mr. Campbell is unable to be out yet, although improving slowly. Mrs. Ashpole is still in Medford, recovering from throat trouble. Mrs. Hurst is reported quite ill with the flu, and many others have colds which keep them feeling rather badly. We hope the fine sunshine will heal everyone's ills and that they will soon be out again.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 9, 1927, page 6


BROWNSBORO BITS
    A slight rain has been falling for the past few days, making the weather disagreeable overhead as well as underfoot.
    John Bressie made a business trip to Medford Monday.
    Miss Mary Tucker, Miss Blanche Dysinger, H. S. Anning, all of Medford, and W. H. Head of Applegate were visitors at the Ralph Tucker home Sunday.
    J. D. Henry came down to Brownsboro Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. G. O. Henry were radio guests at the Ralph Tucker home Saturday evening.
    Miss Margaret Nickell of Lake Creek was a visitor of Miss Ellen Tucker Saturday.
    Mrs. Ralph Tucker, Lloyd Tucker and Miss Ellen Tucker were business callers in Medford Thursday.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Bressie were visitors at the S. L. Hoagland family Sunday.
    Ralph Tucker made a business trip to Medford Monday in his new 1927 touring car which he purchased last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. William Phillips of Eagle Point were business visitors at the Ralph Tucker home Monday.
    We are glad to note that S. L. Hoagland is much improved at this writing.
    Mr. and Mrs. G. O. Henry were business callers in Medford Saturday.
    Miss Viola Morris was a visitor at the home of Miss Donna Monia Sunday.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 10, 1927, page 5


REESE CREEK MAN BADLY HURT IN BUZZ SAW MISHAP
    REESE CREEK, Feb. 10.--Last Sunday was evidently the worst day of the season, it raining almost constantly all day and snowing in the hills. The creeks raised quite high, but they were down the next morning.
    Last Friday morning, while sawing wood with a buzzsaw, Marshall Minter was hurt quite badly. His clothing got caught in the flywheel of the tractor, and before it could be stopped, his clothing was all torn off from his waist up. He received quite a cut under his right eye. The doctor had to take nine stitches. Some ribs were broken; the right side of his chest and arm were severely bruised and hurt. He is improving right along at the present writing.
    Sunday before last, Rev. Stille preached on the "Occupation in Heaven." The employment may be something similar to what we have here, but there will be no sin in heaven.  This last Sunday he preached on who would be there, taking for his text Matt. 8:11, "That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven."  According to God's word, there are a lot of folks that are not going to get there. There is a great gulf fixed between the two. The company among those in heaven will be the Father, Jesus, angels, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Paul, Peter, Wycliffe, Martin Luther, D. L. Moody, our own loved ones in Christ; in fact, all who serve God from the beginning to the ending of time. But, on the other hand, the company in hell will be the devil, all his angels, the fearful, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sinners, sorcerers, idolators and all liars "shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone." Rev. 21:8. As also all the morally good. Our goodness must be of Christ. He will preach next Sunday after Sunday school. There were not so many out last Sunday because of the inclemency of the weather.
    Mr. and Mrs. James Merritt have moved out to their home again, and were at Sunday school.
    Mr. and Mrs. Van Slyke visited Jim Merritt's after Sunday school. Theo. Rein has sold a part of his farm, that [part] east of the highway, to a family recently from California. They have moved in and the Reins are building their garage on the west of the road, to live in at the present. They will build a house later.
    Mr. Cannons has moved into the Mynatt house for the remainder of the winter.
    Mrs. Robertson and Mrs. Watson called on Mrs. Benson.
    Mrs. Lewis Robertson and little daughter are getting along very well.
    The P.T.A. will meet at the schoolhouse Friday afternoon, February 18. There will be a Washington and Lincoln program given by the school. Everyone is invited.
    Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bilderback and children have been visiting at Chas. Humphrey's for a few days. As the camps have shut down at Butte Falls, they may move to Medford soon.
    Mrs. Edwin Chamberlain visited Mrs. W. Jacks last week. Sunday Edwin Chamberlain and Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Chamberlain came out from Medford. The Friday previous Joe Chamberlain of Battleground, Wash., a brother-in-law of W. Jacks, came to visit him, and Sunday with Merle and Fern both home for the weekend, they had quite a reunion.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 11, 1927, page B1


Eagle Point Grange News
    EAGLE POINT, Feb. 12.--The Eagle Point grange has been very busy during the last month. What with regular business meetings, special meeting for degree work, social meetings and a dance, the winter has surely taken wings unto itself and flown away, and now we find that sunshine and "daffodil dillies and violets, too" are with us and that means springtime and housecleaning and gardening.
    On the evening of [January] 21st our grange held a joint meeting with the Sams Valley Grange at the grange hall in Eagle Point, to put on degree work. The Sams Valley degree team conferred the third and fourth degrees on a class of 13. This was the first time this team had put on work of the third and fourth degrees, and they deserve special commendation for the manner in which they put on the work. Eagle Point has had this work put on before by some of the best teams in the country, but they have seen no team do the work better than the Sams Valley team did it on this night. Their tableaus were most beautiful, leaving a lasting impression on the minds of the assembly. We could not give the team due credit without making special mention of the delivery of the many lectures; the unhurried and careful articulation of each word made it possible for every person in the large hall to easily hear and understand all. It is to be regretted that, on account of the hall being so crowded (over 200 persons being present), there was not room for the team to put on the drills which make the work of these degrees so beautiful. The regalia and the graceful robes all added to the beauty of the work. A standing vote of thanks from the Eagle Point grange to the Sams Valley grange showed the appreciation of the Eagle Point grange for the service rendered.
    Eagle Point grange hopes to have a degree team of its own in the near future, and will then take pleasure in rendering a like service to other granges in the county. Sams Valley grange is a wide-awake grange in a live, wide-awake community.
    The entertainment committee put on a few numbers just before the degree work was put on. One pleasing number was the singing of a couple of songs by the Whalen children and George Daley. The numbers were amusing and entertaining, reminding one of the old-fashioned singing school by their use of the old-fashioned tuning fork and the do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti, do method of bygone days.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 12, 1927, page 2


RANCH IN EAGLE POINT DISTRICT TO CALIFORNIANS
    EAGLE POINT, Feb. 12.--Theodore Rein has again subdivided his ranch on the Crater Lake Highway and has sold a 27-acre tract to George Layton and other family associates, there being several sons in the family. The Laytons come from California and expect to improve and develop the ranch considerably. Mr. Rein retains about 40 acres across the creek and will build a new set of buildings on this tract at once. This land is very choice and will greatly improve the view along Crater Lake Highway.
    Our debaters came out victorious in both places Wednesday evening, defeating Gold Hill representing the negative side of the question at home, and our affirmative team winning at Gold Hill also. The question debated was "Resolved that the state of Oregon should adopt some system of old age pension." John Henshaw and Tom Simpson represented the negative team and won by a decision of two to one. Lota Henshaw and Ned Forman met Ethel Smith and Lawrence Smith and received a two to one decision also. The judges for the local debate were Mr. Zimmerlee, Dr. Morgan and Mr. Butler. We are quite proud to have our high school doubly victorious in their first debate in the conference, and this should stimulate the interest in forensics. These teams will be called upon to debate with the next group in the conference schedule.
    The Eagle Point Grange have unearthed a basketball team and they are challenging any other community team, other than the high school, to a contest at an early date. It is planned that the proceeds of this game will be used to create a fund for improving the school gym. Several hundred dollars will be needed to floor the gym to make it possible for basketball use. Let's all boost for this so that next year our boys will have an equal chance with others.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 12, 1927, page 6


EAGLE POINT TO DEBATE MEDFORD TEAM TOMORROW
    EAGLE POINT, Feb. 15.--The basketball game Friday night between our high school boys and Medford club team proved to be one of the most interesting games of the season so far. Our boys didn't seem to get started until the second half. The last half our boys outplayed the Medford team and had it not been for the loss of Simpson, who went out on personals, we probably would have been able to overtake the lead gained in the first half. The final score was 24 to 19 in favor of Medford. Two girls' teams from our high school played a close game at the close of the first game. The girls are improving their game wonderfully. Gold Hill is scheduled to play on our floor Friday night. This will be one of the hardest games of the year and large attendance of loyal rooters is hoped for.
    Our debaters are supposed to meet the Medford teams next Wednesday. Further announcement will be made locally if any change is made in this schedule. This should prove most interesting to all local people, and the assembly room should be well filled for this debate. The question is the same one debated before and is used throughout the entire state.
    The group that took the play out to Lake Creek are well pleased with their treatment. The Lake Creek people turned out very well and were most attentive and kind in their praises of the plays presented. The proceeds were almost as much as were made at home and enough to finish paying for the piano, which is very welcome news to all of us.
    The Grange will have a social meeting Tuesday evening. State club leaders will be present and a fine entertainment is planned. All Grangers come and bring a neighbor.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 15, 1927, page 10


MONSTER COUGAR SLAIN IN ELK CREEK DISTRICT
    What is believed to be the largest cougar ever killed in the Elk Creek country was slain last Monday forenoon by Ben Geary, a guide and mountaineer, eight miles above the mouth of Elk Creek near Flat Creek, a small meandering mountain watercourse. The animal, which Geary expects to have stuffed, is 10 feet long from tip to tip.     
    It was first treed with four hounds, after which Geary took several shots at it with a 32-20 pistol, which after striking the cougar with three bullets blew up in Geary's hands, nearly causing serious injury. After throwing rocks at the animal, it fled for a half mile, closely pursued by the dogs, until it climbed another tree which the dogs guarded while Geary was absent to get a rifle. When he returned, after walking three miles, the animal was quickly dispatched.
    The cougar had been seen by Geary on several different occasions and is believed to have eaten a deer for one meal. The carcass was found with the meat entirely gone, with the exception of the head, and tracks of the cougar were seen around the remaining bones, parts of which had been chewed away. A short distance from the remains, indications showed that the animal had lain down for a sleep.
    Geary expects to kill several more cougar before he leaves that section, where he resides with his wife in a mountain cabin, ten miles above the mouth of Elk Creek.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 17, 1927, page 3


BROWNSBORO BITS
    Quite a few in our community have what is supposed to be the German measles. Fortunately, however, there has been no illness reported.
    Mrs. J. D. Henry spent the weekend in Medford with her daughter, Mrs. Francis Nelson.
    Mr. and Mrs. John H. Leebrick, who have been spending the past two weeks at the Tucker home, left Friday for their home at Hampton, Iowa. Mrs. Leebrick is a niece of Ralph and Ed Tucker. Mr. Leebrick is engaged in the bridge construction work of the Minneapolis & St. Louis railway.
    W. H. Head of Applegate and L. D. Tucker of Brownsboro motored to Klamath Falls Tuesday.
    Albert Hoagland of Fresno, Cal., returned home one day last week.
    Ellen and Lloyd Tucker and Mr. and Mrs. John Leebrick were business callers in Medford Monday.
    H. Sanning of Medford was a business caller in Brownsboro one day last week.
    Lloyd and Ellen Tucker and Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Leebrick were pleasure visitors in Applegate, Grants Pass and Medford Sunday.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 18, 1927, page B2



REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    Born--To Mr. and Mrs. Wilford Jacks, a seven-pound son, Sunday morning, Feb. 13th. Mother and son are doing nicely.
    The rains have come again, after a few nice sunshiny days, making spring work a little later. There are so many that have had, or are having, a very bad cold, something like the flu.
    Marshall Minter, who was quite badly hurt a couple of weeks ago, is still improving and will no doubt be around again soon. His many friends are anxious for his recovery.
    Mrs. H. Ball and Mrs. W. Shearin called on Marshall Minter Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Will Huston called on H. Watkins Sunday after Sunday school.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. McCollum and Mrs. Dora Hess of Medford called at H. Watkins' Sunday afternoon.
    Mr. and Mrs. Higinbotham of Phoenix visited at Frank Caster's Sunday.
    The Sunday school was not so well attended last Sunday because of so much sickness. The lesson, of which the subject was "Making the Home Christian," was so interesting. Rev. J. Stille was the teacher. There were so many good ideas brought out, and so much time taken with the lesson, that he did not preach. There will no doubt be preaching next Sunday. Subject of next Sunday's lesson will be "Serving in and Through the Church." Memory verse; "We are laborers together with God." 1 Cor. 3:9.
    Theo. Rein and family expect to move into their new house west of the highway the first of the week.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 18, 1927, page B2


TRAIL ITEMS
    Lester Phillips is working for Dick Vincent on the road.
    Ben Geary succeeded in killing an immense cougar Wednesday after quite a fight with him.
    Mr. Shadley was unable to return to his work Monday at the power plant on account of sickness.
    Mrs. H. L. Ash and children returned home Monday, Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Ash accompanied her.
    Mr. and Mrs. Rollo Yocum of Persist were callers in Medford Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Moore are moving to the Evergreen ranch, where Mr. Moore has work.
    Mr. Randle of Medford will hold meetings at Elk Creek school the balance of this week.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 18, 1927, page B6


OKLAHOMANS BUY M'CABE ORCHARD AT EAGLE POINT
    EAGLE POINT, Feb. 18.--The McCabe orchard has been sold to Oklahoma people, who expect to move on it this spring. The land in the Eagle Point Irrigation District is selling so fast the farmers in the territory declare they can't keep in touch with their neighbors. A new family is noticed every few days, and it keeps them busy learning who they are before another family is at work on the next place to them. In many cases these new settlers are building temporary quarters and are not very pretentious, but in every case the land is being cleared and put into production, and many substantial sets of buildings have been erected in the last few months.
    The valentine season was observed by the primary department of the Presbyterian Sunday school through the courtesy of the teachers, Mrs. Esch and Mrs. Davies, assisted by Mrs. Morgan. The primary chairs and table were moved to the manse for the occasion and the little folks were well entertained in real party style.
    At the council meeting of the Sunday school Monday evening a social committee was selected to plan for regular Sunday school social activities. As soon as the sickness, which is so prevalent at this time, subsides, a social evening will be announced.
    Our debaters lost in each place Wednesday evening to Medford. The Medford affirmative team made a very fine impression upon our audience, being very well prepared and presenting their subject matter in a very pleasing manner. We feel no disgrace losing to such a fine team. The Medford team should secure a high ranking in the state.
    Rev. E. P. Lawrence, pastor of the Presbyterian church, announces a most unique and interesting service for Sunday evening. It will be a stereopticon lecture and pictures showing some of the marvels of the heavens, which illustrate the glory of God's wonderful creation. Different planets with their strange manifestations, such as Mars with her great canals, which lead astronomers to believe that she is inhabited. Venus with her brilliant evening appearance; Jupiter, the giant among the planets, and Saturn with her three strange rings, together with other phenomena, will be shown on the screen and inspire with greater reverence the human worshiper. Mrs. Paul Parron will sing a special number.
    "The Practical Mystic" will be the sermon subject for the morning service, dealing with the two striking elements in Christ's nature which appeal to men. Miss Margaret Huntoon will use as a soprano solo "I Do Not Ask," and the mixed quartet will sing the anthem "They That Sow in Tears."
Medford Mail Tribune, February 19, 1927, page 2


Eagle Point Grange News
    Eagle Point Grange held its usual business meeting on February 1st. Much important business was done.
    The reports of the various committees were very interesting.
     The agricultural committee is making arrangements to secure tracts of land from the membership for experimental purposes in cooperation with the Oregon Agricultural College extension service.
    The legislative committee met jointly with the committee on legislation from the various other granges in the county and the farm bureau representatives and adopted resolutions relative to the interests of the farmer and forwarded same to our representatives gathered in legislative assembly at the state house, Salem.
    The legislative committee made a good report of the legislative measures being put through, or proposed being put through, by the present legislature in session now at Salem. Many of these measures are of utmost importance to farmers and the grange is on the job, through its legislative committees, to look after the interests of the farmer as best they can. The state grange legislature committee is attending the whole session of the legislature, and the farmers' interests are being well guarded.
    The special committee appointed to investigate building costs and building sites and financing same recommendations which were adopted by the grange.
    The master was instructed to appoint a degree team, and it is hoped that this team will soon be ready to put on degree work, not only for our own grange, but to help other granges as well.
    A dance was given by the ways and means committee on February 5th which netted the grange a neat sum. The proceeds from this dance will be placed in the "new hall fund." Another dance will be given by this committee on Saturday, February 19th. Everybody invited. A good time is assured. Dixie Girls orchestra will furnish the music.
    The entertainment committee arranged and gave a very clever evening of entertainment on Tuesday night, February 15th. The program was most amusing and the audience felt it an evening will spent.
    The Eagle Point grange holds its business meetings on the first Tuesday of each month, and the entertainment night is on the third Tuesday. A good attendance is always desired.
    On Tuesday night, March 1st, we expect to have an especially interesting session. Besides the regular business, we expect to have with us Prof. Paul Maris, leader of the extension work of the O.A.C. Mr. Maris is a very interesting speaker and has a pleasing personality. No granger will want to miss hearing him.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 19, 1927, page 3


GRANGERS LOSE TO EAGLE POINT
    EAGLE POINT, Ore., Feb. 22.--The high school nosed out the grangers in a fast game of basketball Friday night by the score of 26 to 24. The Grange team started out with a rush, gathering six counters in the first few minutes of play, and kept a slight lead until the last quarter when the high school hung up an extra counter. The playing of the Grangers was somewhat of a surprise to the spectators, who had confidence in a walkaway for the high school. At the close of the conference season, probably the first week in March, another game will be staged between the two teams for the benefit of the gymnasium. This game should be a hummer, and all loyal supporters of school athletics should watch for the date and help swell the gym fund. Dean Pote starred for the Grange team and John Henshaw for the high school. The lineup was as follows:
Grange High School
D. Pote F Brophy
Butler F Pettegrew
Davies C Henshaw
Miller G Simpson
J. Pote G Bellows
Medford Mail Tribune, February 23, 1927, page 7


CHURCH ACTIVITY AT EAGLE POINT
    EAGLE POINT, Feb. 22.--Dr. Morgan of the Presbyterian church started his series of sermons on "Lessons from the Life of the Great Teacher." These sermons will be very instructive and helpful and if possible we should plan to hear each sermon of the series to receive the most from them. Dr. Morgan has spent a good many years in the classroom as college instructor, and his portrayal of this subject affords this community an unusual opportunity to hear these instructive sermons. The church is growing steadily, with bright prospects for the new year's activities. The church year ends with the last of March. At the last communion service five new members were received into the church and six more are awaiting the next opportunity, illness keeping them from this service. The Ladies' Aid Society has been organized and meets twice a month. Mrs. Morgan is the president, Mrs. Campbell secretary and treasurer. The ladies plan to have work to do at each meeting. The next meeting will be the first Wednesday in March.
    The local school was closed Monday because of the trouble on the power line. The circulating system of the heating plant is operated by electricity, and therefore it was impossible to heat it while the power was off.
    The storm Sunday washed out several places in the highway and Dr. Morgan was unable to preach in Butte Falls Sunday evening.
    Mrs. Roy Ashpole is still unable to return home but is improving slowly. The various forms of sickness have claimed a good many, but none are seriously ill at this time and the epidemic is diminishing considerably.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 23, 1927, page 9


STILL AND MASH SEIZED IN RAID AT TRAIL RANCH
    Arrested this forenoon at 11 o'clock, Monte Venham, 51, a rancher residing less than a mile from the first bridge over Rogue River on the Crater Lake Highway this side of Trail, is in the county jail facing charges of setting up and operating a moonshine still, which officers allege they found in the upper story of Venham's home.
    In addition to a small quantity of moonshine, 200 gallons of corn mash were seized by the four raiding deputy sheriffs, Oscar Dunford, Paul Jennings, Lewis Jennings and J. H. Leggitt, who brought the accused man and evidence to the county jail this afternoon. Venham has a wife and a six-year-old granddaughter and is believed to have been using the still for some time. According to officers, he readily confessed. His alleged equipment is regarded as being somewhat over the average used in moonshine distillation.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 26, 1927, page 1


REESE CR'K P.T.A. GIVE WASHINGTON-LINCOLN PROGRAM
    REESE CREEK, Feb. 24.--The P.T.A. was quite well attended last week. There were also a few visiting ladies. The Washington and Lincoln program, given by the school, was quite well received and greatly appreciated by those present. Miss Greb knows how to present a good program.
    "Battle Hymn of the Republic"--School.
    Flag salute--School.
    "Boyhood Days of Lincoln"--Nelson Cannon.
    "Later Days of Lincoln" --Marshall Caster.
    "Lincoln's Favorite Hymn"--Lois Wright.
    "Good Old Times"--Mildred Bellows.
    "If Washington Were Here"--By four girls.
    "A Vision of Betsy Ross"--Amy Chambers.
    "Lincoln"--Hilda Rein.
    "Mother's Valentine"--Freya Rein.
    "Washington's Acoustic"--Fifth grade.
    "Origin of St. Valentine Day"--Rosalyn Ripley.
    "Village Blacksmith"--Carmelita Dennis.
    "Washington's Birthday"--By three boys.
    "Laurel Wreath."
    "Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean"--School.
    "Gettysburg Address"--Freda Chambers.
    "Longfellow's Picture"--Elsie Ripley.
    "My Hatchet"--Edison Crandall.
    "Crown Our Washington"--Rosalyn Ripley.
    "Playing Soldier"--Three boys.
    "Boyhood Days of Washington"--Jennie Benson.
    "Latter Days of Washington"--Freda Chambers.
    "Star Spangled Banner"--By school.
    "My Valentine"--Lewis Ripley.
    "Honor's Price"--Charles Cummons.
    "The Arrow and the Song"--Ruth Gibson.
    Quotation from Longfellow--Five primary girls.
    "February"--Aulda Johnson.
    The ladies will give a program the next P.T.A.
    A good many are still sick with the flu and bad colds.
    The Robertson family were quarantined last week. Millard came home sick, and the doctor reported it smallpox, but Millard is up and seemingly all right now. There has been some disease in the Eagle Point district for several weeks. People would be quite sick for a day or two and break out. We have not heard of any being quarantined before, but it is probably all the same thing.
    The continued rains and high waters were something unusual. The river and streams were up the highest known for years. Those who have lived here for years tell of Rogue River being higher once. Several families moved to higher ground for the time being. Alvin Conover moved out Sunday morning, Dick Johnson sometime Sunday, J. J. Hall took his mother-in-law out in a boat Sunday evening. The water came within two feet of J. Stille's house and to the floor in Eli's house. They did not stay home that night.
    People are anxious now for spring to come.
    Even though Sunday was the worst day of the season, and the streams all overflowing high above high water mark, there was eleven at Sunday school, and a good meeting was held.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 25, 1927, page B1


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    EAGLE POINT, Feb. 22.--The storm did very little damage in the Eagle Point vicinity other than the inconvenience of being without the power for the short period. Quite a number using electric ranges found it necessary to go back to the primitive way of cooking a meal on the fireplace. We learn to appreciate our conveniences by being denied them for a time, so the Eagle Point people all appreciate the repairs to the power line made Tuesday. The local school was closed Monday and Tuesday because of the failure of the heating plant. The circulation system is operated by electricity and it is essential to the operation of the plant. Much anxiety was caused by the swelling of Little Butte Creek, and Mrs. Will Brown insisted on having provisions ready to make a getaway into the hills if necessary, but for the most part the people here were not easily excited. We are thankful that the storm passed without danger and with little or no damage.
    Ted Seaman is out again after a long siege with the flu and Roy Smith is out again for the first time after several weeks with tonsillitis.
    Jed Edsall is back at the Sunnyside but is still suffering considerable pain and is far from well.
    The small child of Jack Florey is still in a serious condition at the home of Mrs. Florey's parents in Medford. Several doctors are in consultation over the case at this writing.
    Mrs. Roy Ashpole is able to be around after a number of weeks spent in Medford taking treatment for an infection of the throat. Mrs. Ashpole hopes to be able to come home this week.
    The number of cases of chickenpox and measles has diminished considerably and the high school has a normal attendance again.
    Dr. Morgan will continue the series of sermons on the "Life of the Great Teacher" next Sunday and a large attendance is expected to hear these sermons. The weather promises to be settled and all are urged to come and enjoy the service. Special music at every service. Sunday school at 10:30 and preaching at 11:30 each Sunday.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 25, 1927, page B3


MOONSHINE PAIR GET YEAR TERM IN PENITENTIARY
    Swift justice is demonstrated in the arrest of Monte Venham, 51-year-old Trail rancher, last Wednesday for operating a moonshine still and who yesterday was indicted and sentenced to one year in the state penitentiary when he entered a plea of guilty to the charge. Three other true bills were returned by the grand jury and two of the three defendants entered pleas of guilty and were sentenced, while the case of the third, because of extenuating circumstances, was dismissed.
    Venham, a Southern Oregon resident for a number of years, was arrested when officers raided his ranch a short distance from the concrete bridge over the Rogue River this side of Trail. V. L. Hardman, who was arrested February 4 on a setting up and operating charge, pleaded guilty on his indictment, was sentenced to one year in the state penitentiary, while C. J. Hartman, who was also indicted on the same charge, was dismissed. His arrest did not take place when officers arrested his brother, V. L., at his ranch north of Eagle Point, but was apprehended in Medford.
    Eddie O'Malley, a transient youth apprehended for the theft of a car at Ashland, was sentenced to two years when he pleaded guilty.
    No other business came before the jury, which was called to dispose of the four cases that were on hand, making it possible for the county to save board bills in having the sentenced men moved to the state penal institution.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 26, 1927, page 3


MANY PROGRAMS FOR NEXT MONTH AT EAGLE POINT
    EAGLE POINT, Feb. 25.--The conference basketball season officially closes this month which is somewhat of a disappointment to Eagle Point. By all comparative scores our high school should have the honors for the northern conference. Owing to sickness, both here and in Gold Hill, however, these teams have not been able to meet. The results of the games played between teams they have both met give Eagle Point the edge of the argument, and if we had won our games with Gold Hill we would have a just claim to the conference championship. The boys have developed fast this year and are now at their best. The squad is composed of John Henshaw, Tom Simpson, Jack Brophy, Frank Pettegrew, Bennie Bellows, Bill Miller and Ned Forman. These men have all seen action in seasons' play and have given a good account of themselves. The only man lost to the school next season will be John Henshaw, who as a senior is playing his last year here. John has been the mainstay of our team with his flashy floor play and his brilliant basket shooting. Captain Henshaw will be missed next year.
    There will be a number of entertainments for March. The high school play "The Dummy" will be given at an early date and the Parent Teachers' Association is also working on a play to be given sometime in March. The minstrel show is getting under way and will be presented in about three weeks. This will be a benefit for the gymnasium for the school. The March Parent Teachers' meeting will be an evening meeting, and a fine entertainment and refreshments will be planned to give the "dads" a good time. The regular business meeting of the Grange will be held Tuesday evening, March 1st. All Grangers urged to be present.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 26, 1927, page 3


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    EAGLE POINT, Feb. 28.--H. S. Chirgwin of the Faber & Chirgwin store has moved his family into the apartment above the store. The new store is very neat in appearance and handles a full line of groceries as well as seasonal green vegetables and a general line of men's work clothing. The Chirgwin family will be a big help to our civic life here and we welcome them to Eagle Point.
    Dr. Morgan and H. E. Campbell attended a meeting at the Hotel Medford Friday noon in the interests of the ministerial relief for the pastors of the Presbyterian Church. The purpose of this meeting was for organizing the district as a part of the national organization for ministerial relief.
    Tuesday night is the regular meeting of the grange.
    Wednesday afternoon the Ladies Aid Society will entertain a returned missionary who will give a very interesting talk about her work. All of the ladies in the community are cordially invited to attend this meeting at Dr. Morgan's.
    The meeting of the Civic Club postponed last week will be held next week at Mrs. Will Brown's.
    J. M. Spencer and H. E. Campbell attended the meeting in Medford Sunday afternoon relative to the new cannery for the valley. Such a move will be a great help to the truck gardeners of this district, and it is hoped that the company will come into Medford in the very near future.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 2, 1927, page 3


LONG MT. DISTRICT ASKS FOR EXIT
    According to Prof. Engelhardt, the Long Mountain school district at the Dodge Bridge road is cut off from exit and entrance by the reason of the washing out of the bridge over Little Butte Creek by the recent freshet, and relief has been asked of the county court. Engelhardt claims that it is impossible to get in feed for stock, or cream to market, or a doctor in for the sick under the present conditions. There are 12 families living in the neighborhood, and the road via Eagle Point is impassable. The residents request that a temporary bridge be built.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 4, 1927, page 6


CARL ESCH NAMED CLUB LEADER OF EAGLE POINT BOYS
    EAGLE POINT--Mar. 3.--Carl Esch was appointed club leader by the Grange Tuesday night. The boys' club work is of vast importance and one of the finest things sponsored by the Grange. There are about fifteen boys lined up for club work, and a poultry club will surely be organized from this group and possibly others. Mr. Esch is well suited for this work, being one of our successful farmers, building up a dairy herd of high-grade pureblood Holsteins and is especially successful with his poultry flocks. The boys are bound to have a successful season under the guidance of Mr. Esch if they will be faithful to the work outlined for them. Mr. Esch is a graduate of the agricultural college of Ames, Iowa, and is especially equipped to do this work. The boys expect to meet Friday and complete the organization.
    The Ladies Aid Society of the Presbyterian church held their regular meeting at the manse Wednesday afternoon. The ladies attending were especially favored this time in meeting and listening to a most interesting talk given by Dr. Maud Allen, for many years a missionary in India. The ladies meet every other week and, as a usual thing, have sewing of some kind for those who care to keep busy.
    There will be a meeting of interest to the dairymen of the community at the Grange hall next Monday evening. Everyone should turn out to this meeting, even though your herd is very small, as it will be assistance to you.
    March 18th will be the occasion for an all-day farm meeting under the auspices of the county agent and agricultural college. This meeting is open for the entire county but is the first of its kind held in Eagle Point for some time. The Grange will serve a luncheon or dinner for this occasion and full announcement will be made later.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 4, 1927, page B5


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    There were not so many out to Sunday school Sunday as usual because of so much sickness in the neighborhood.
    J. Stille was at Sunday school and taught his class, but as he had been having the flu, he did not feel like preaching. We are in hopes we can have preaching again soon.
    Mrs. C. T. Cummons is in bed with the flu at present. She arrived home last week from Des Moines, Iowa, where she had been visiting for a few weeks. She was detained some by high waters as she was due at 2:30 a.m. Thursday but did not arrive until noon Friday.
    The quarantine is still on at the Robertson home, although Millard has been well for some time, and we have not heard of any of the others taking sick. They were all vaccinated. Several people of the neighborhood have been vaccinated.
    Fern Jacks is at home with the measles. Several in the community have had the measles.
    Mrs. Courtney is trying to get the old home place fixed up so that they can move as soon as Marshall is able.
    John Caster and Mr. and Mrs. Parker visited at Frank Caster's Sunday.
    Uncle John Minter was pretty sick for a few days, but is better now.
    The subject for Sunday school next Sunday will be "Sharing the Good News." It is good news that the Christ died for our sins. Memory verse, "Ye shall be witnesses unto me." Acts 1:8.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 5, 1927, page 3


Eagle Point Grange News
    Eagle Point Grange met in regular session on Tuesday evening with a larger number of members present than one would naturally expect on such a rainy night--about eighty members being present.
    A most interesting business session was held. The committee reports showed an active working program. The location of a site for the projected new grange hall was practically decided. The building of a new grange hall will probably be the big community project for the year. With nearly 200 members, a new hall is an absolute necessity, and we believe a hall will be built that will be a credit to the town of Eagle Point.
    Three new members were initiated; three others were voted into the Grange and the names of four new candidates received.
    Carl Esch was elected as Boys Club leader for this district.
    The Master appointed a degree team to put on the first and second degrees.
    A general report of the deputy work in the county was given by the county deputy.
   The lecture hour was very interesting, although it was shortened considerably because of the lateness of the hour. Prof. Paul Maris of the O.A.C., whom we expected to be present, was not able to attend. Mr. Morgan gave a talk on the characters of the two presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. A quartet sang "Killarney." Mrs. Davies gave us the history of St. Patrick and a rousing assembly song, "Tipperary," concluded the lecture hour.
    Prof. Davies gave a most lucid talk on the McNary-Haugen bill. Most members felt that this talk of Prof. Davies gave them a far better understanding of the bill than they had been able to obtain from any other source.
    A dairy meeting will be held in Brown's hall next Monday evening, Mar. 7. Prominent speakers will be present to discuss the dairy question. Everyone interested in dairying is invited to attend at 8 o'clock. The two creameries of Medford will serve ice cream.
    On the 20th of March an all-day meeting will be held in the Grange hall when the extension workers of the O.A.C., Prof. Crosby and Prof. Hyslop, and others, will have charge of the meeting. Prof. Crosby will speak on poultry in the forenoon and Prof. Hyslop on crops and soils in the afternoon. All the county is invited to these meetings. This is the time of the year when everyone is interested in poultry, and there is no better authority in Oregon on poultry than Prof. Crosby of the O.A.C. extension service. The ladies of the Grange will serve dinner to all comers, and when the Grange ladies serve a dinner, you may rest assured that you will get your money's worth.
    The entertainment committee will provide entertainment on the regular entertainment night of the Grange, the 3rd Tuesday of the month, March 15th. Several speakers will be present. A later notice will be given. All are invited to these entertainment nights. They will be educating and interesting and also furnish amusement.
    G. O. Game, chairman of the agricultural committee, is leaving this community to go to New Mexico, where he will take charge of a cow testing association. We regret losing Mr. Game, as he is very much interested in agricultural work and especially dairying and has been very active as a worker of the Grange along that line. We wish him success in his new field.
    The grange basketball team will play the high school team at a date which will be announced later. The proceeds of this game will go to help floor the school gymnasium, so all should attend that possibly can to help this cause.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 7, 1927, page 3


EAGLE PT. P.T.A. MEETS FRIDAY
    EAGLE POINT, Mar. 9.--The Parent Teachers' Association will hold an evening meeting Friday at the schoolhouse. A fine program will be given and refreshments will be served. The P.T.A. is of interest to the entire community and this evening meeting should be well attended. The room registering the greatest number of visiting dads will receive a potted plant.
    The dairy meeting at the Grange hall Monday evening was well attended and proved to be very helpful and interesting. March 18 will be the occasion for another important farm meeting at Eagle Point. The conference will start at 10 a.m. and last all day. While this is a county meeting, it gives the people of Eagle Point and this vicinity the opportunity of being in attendance at the entire program, and each and every farmer should avail himself of this opportunity.
    Prof. Davies is reported ill with the measles, and Dr. Morgan is substituting for him at the high school this week. This form of measles is very light and Prof. Davies will probably be around again in a few days.
    The Ladies' Civic Club will meet with Mrs. W. H. Brown Thursday afternoon. The ladies have had quite a rest owing to illness, and this is the first meeting for a number of weeks.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 9, 1927, page 3


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    The little snow flurry Tuesday morning seemed to say that it was hard for winter to forsake her throne to spring; as it is in nature, so it is with the human heart. They like to keep a grasp on the things of the world.
    There were several at Sunday school Sunday, even though there are so many sick. Mr. Stille preached after Sunday school. He has been preaching a series of sermons on the future life. He took for his text Matthew 7:13-14, "Enter ye in at the straight gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat; because straight is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."
    We see that there are only two places in the future life, and only two roads in this life. One road leads downward to hell, the other road leads to heaven. The roads never come together again after parting, so that those who are going the downward road, if they would get to heaven they must right about face and start at the cross and travel upward. It is easy to go the downward way; it takes no effort to travel that road. It takes will power, plus the grace of God to travel on the straight and narrow way; it is so narrow that sin cannot squeeze through. The subject for the Sunday school lesson next Sunday is "Making the World Christian." Memory verse, "Go ye therefore and teach all nations." Matt. 28:19.
    The Waddell family have all been quite sick, and still not able to get out.
    Most of the children and some of the grown people have been vaccinated; their arms are quite sore. Miss Spenker of Medford gave a health talk to the ladies at the school house last Tuesday afternoon.
    Miss Burt, the school supervisor, visited the school last Friday forenoon, then went to Derby in the afternoon.
    Mr. and Mrs. Bellows and children visited at the Vestal home Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Smith called on Marshall Minter and Mrs. Courtney Sunday afternoon.
    Mrs. Brous and Mrs. Shearin called on Mrs. Rein.
    Mrs. Watkins visited Mrs. Cummons one day last week.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 11, 1927, page B6


Eagle Point Grange News (Official)
    The dairy meeting held at the grange hall under the auspices of the Grange was very well attended by the farmers interested in dairying in this section. The talks were very much appreciated and very helpful to the dairyman. The Jackson County Creamery and Snider's Creamery of Medford served free ice cream to the people, and although it was a chilly night, the ice cream was enjoyed.
    The entertainment committee will give the regular entertainment at Brown's hall on the regular night, March 15. In addition to a play and other entertainment features, Mr. Fowler, county club agent, and Mr. Walker will speak on special subjects. Everyone is welcome, and all are urged to come. These meetings are well worthwhile.
    The ways and means committee will give another dance on the 19th of March. This dance will be given at the hot springs hall near Ashland. The Metropole Orchestra will furnish the music. You are thus assured of a good time, good music and a good supper. Eagle Point Grange dances are always popular with all who enjoy that pleasurable pastime. Everyone is invited and will be cordially welcomed.
    In our last communication an error was made in the date of the O.A.C. extension program. This date is the 18th of March instead of the 20th.
    We wish to call the attention of all farmers or others interested in poultry or crops and soils to this meeting. An all-day meeting will be held under the auspices of the O.A.C. extension service. Professor Crosby, O.A.C. expert on poultry, will be given the morning session, and surely no one interested in poultry can afford to miss hearing Professor Crosby. The afternoon session will be given over to Professor Hyslop, O.A.C. expert on crops and soils. Other speakers may also be present.
    These meetings, which are held periodically in the Rogue River Valley, have always heretofore been held either in Medford, Grants Pass or Ashland. This made it a long distance for those to travel that come from the district miles back from Eagle Point. And many of these people being dairymen, it was practically impossible for them to attend these educational meetings. Some few did, and received much help from them. Therefore all those living near Eagle Point or in the Brownsboro or Lake Creek and Trail districts this is a wonderful opportunity to hear some of these experts and get the help that the O.A.C. furnishes to us in this way. We may not again be able to have such an opportunity offered to the farmers in this community. Take advantage of it while you have the chance. This meeting is open to everyone in the county.
    A good chicken dinner will be served by the ladies of the Grange so it will not be necessary for you to bring your lunch unless you wish.
    The master of the Eagle Point Grange has ordered that all publicity of the official publicity agent will hereafter be marked "official" in order that readers may know what publicity is official and what is not official. The publicity agent is held responsible for all publicity sent out from this grange.
    The next regular business meeting of the Grange will be held on Tuesday evening, April 5. This will be the anniversary meeting of the Grange and a special program is being prepared and an anniversary banquet will be given to commemorate the day. It is hoped that every member of the Grange will be present at that meeting. Besides the regular business of the meeting, a joyful time will be had. A growth of from 38 charter members to nearly 200 members in two years is something to be proud of, so all come and make merry with us on this occasion.
    Our Grange has accomplished much valuable work in the less than two years that we have been organized. We believe that there is no organization that can accomplish more for the farmer or more for the community in which he lives than can the Grange. It covers all activities of the farmer's life and that of his home and family.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 12, 1927, page 3


EAGLE POINT
    EAGLE POINT, March 12.--The Ladies' Civic Improvement Club met at Mrs. Mattie Brown's Thursday afternoon. The election of officers took place at this meeting. Mrs. H. E. Campbell was reelected president, Mrs. A. C. Mittelstaedt was elected vice-president and Mrs. Mattie Brown was reelected secretary and treasurer. The Civic Club has been active in the improvement of our community for many years and filled a great need in our community life.
    The basketball teams of the boys' club met in a fast and furious game Tuesday afternoon. Quite a number of spectators were out to see the game, which ended in a victory for the Giants by a score of four for the Giants and 3 for the Midgets. This club is sponsored by the Sunday school of the Presbyterian church and was originally organized by Leonard Brown last summer. It is hoped that a scout patrol can be organized out of this group in the near future. As soon as the weather is dry enough to permit, tennis will take the place of basketball, and other outdoor activities will be entered into.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 13, 1927, page 5


TRAIL ITEMS
    Little Charlotte Pritchett and Wanda Howe have been quite ill this week but are improving now.
    Mrs. M. Venham has the misfortune to lose nearly all her household good by fire Tuesday. The fire started upstairs and was not found until too far gone to save many things.
    Mrs. Winter is spending this week in Eagle Point before returning to her home in Ashland.
    Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Ash and G. Fisher visited on Elk Creek this week. The Elk Creek roads can hardly be found since the flood.
   Johnnie Ragsdale was a Medford visitor Thursday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Cushman are better at this writing, also Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Pence.
    School attendance has been low the last couple of weeks on account of sickness.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 15, 1927, page 6


EAGLE PT. P.T.A. HAS DADDY NIGHT, AND HEARS TALK
    The Parent-Teachers Association "daddy" night was a very successful occasion. Mrs. Glenn Fabrick of Medford gave a very interesting talk, giving bits of her experience in child welfare work. Mrs. Fabrick urged the dads to chum with their boys and to help direct their clubs and gang activities to the best advantage. Mrs. Fabrick assisted in organizing our Parent-Teacher Association some years ago, and she expressed her delight over the wonderful growth of this organization. The assembly room was not large enough to hold the crowd, there being an overflow into the halls. The program consisted, in addition to Mrs. Fabrick, of a vocal solo by Mrs. Bonham, a mixed quartet number by the grange quartet, and a piano solo by Kathryn Philbrook. At the close of the program, refreshments were served at the old school building and a splendid social hour was spent in playing games, much enjoyed by all.
    The high school will play the Gold Hill basketball team, and the winner of this game will play Central Point for the district championship at an early date. Unless this schedule should interfere in some way, the grange will play the high school a game, which was announced some time ago for Friday night. This game will benefit the gymnasium for the school and should be well patronized. Friday night is the date at the Grange Hall. The town team will play the Grange at an early date also, probably Saturday evening, for the same benefit. We are bound to have a gym for our boys to play in next year and the entire community is back of this project. Let's all boost.
    The local Civic Club was represented at Grants Pass at the Federated Clubs convention by Mrs. Royal Brown, Mrs. Frank Brown, Mrs. Davies and Mrs. Mattie Brown. A report of this meeting will be given at the next club meeting.
    The Ladies' Aid Society will meet with Mrs. Morgan Wednesday afternoon of this week. All ladies are cordially invited to be present at these meetings.
    The rehearsal for the Easter Cantata will continue this week at R. G. Brown's. There is just one month before Easter and it will be necessary to have a full attendance from now on.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 15, 1927, page 6


BROWNSBORO BITS
    The rainy weather has so far kept the farmers from planting spring crops. A few, however, are sowing theirs this week.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Bressie have rented the Nuding place, where they have resided for the past two years, to Mr. and Mrs. Wolff of Medford. Mr. and Mrs. Bressie moved to Medford Sunday.
    Jack Heckner purchased a Ford roadster one day last week.
    Mrs. R. E. Tucker, Mrs. E. E. Tucker and Miss Ellen Tucker made a business trip to Medford Saturday.
    Miss Mae Tucker and H. S. Anning of Medford were visitors at the home of Miss Tucker's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker, Sunday.
    L. D. Tucker of Brownsboro and William Head of Applegate motored to Chiloquin Thursday evening.
    Mrs. S. L. Hoagland visited at the John Bressie home Friday afternoon.
    Lyle Hard motored to Butte Falls Saturday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker were visitors at the W. E. Butler home Sunday.
    Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Blaess, Monday, March 7, an 8-pound daughter.
    Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Hoagland and sons Albert and Elmer were visitors at the W. S. Hoagland home in Eagle Point Sunday.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 15, 1927, page 6


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    The snow Wednesday morning was a surprise to most people. Tuesday night it was so beautiful and had the appearance of a heavy frost, but Wednesday morning the ground was white and the air was full of snow. But we may expect such for a few days yet at least. We will all appreciate spring when it does come. There were 35 out to Sunday school last Sunday; not quite so many as the Sunday previous, yet there were new faces that had been absent for some time because of sickness, but there were others who had to remain at home because of sickness. The day school is getting back to normal again, so we are in hopes the Sunday school will be, too.
    Rev. Stille preached last Sunday again, continuing the series on "Heaven." Heaven is such a wonderful place that it is impossible to exhaust the topic. The writer was not able to be out so cannot tell just what was said.
    The subject for next Sunday school lesson is "The Christian Hope." The memory verse, "In my Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would not have told you. I go to prepare a place for you." John 14:2. The above verse was spoken by Jesus just before He was betrayed to be crucified. It is wonderful to know there is such a place awaiting you when you leave this world of sin and sorrow.
    Marshall Minter is gaining all the time. He sits up now quite a while each day. They moved over to the old home place last Saturday. While Marshall was quite tired and sore for a few days, yet he soon recovered from the effects and seems to be gaining more rapidly.
    Mrs. Manty Courtney is suffering from a bad cold at present.
    Jimmie Engberg had to stay out of school a few days the first of the week.
    Mrs. Williams and her daughter, Mrs. Dynge of Central Point, visited at Mr. Vestal's Sunday afternoon.
    Mrs. Edwin Chamberlain and her sister, Mrs. Mildred Hooker of Medford, visited at the Vestal home Monday.
    H. Watkins called on Marshall Minter at the Cummons home Tuesday.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 18, 1927, page B8


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    EAGLE POINT, Mar. 15.--The last basketball games of the season will take place Friday and Saturday nights of this week. Owing to the loss of the game to Gold Hill Monday, our high school boys will play their last game Friday night against the Grange team. The high school won from this team earlier in the season by the score of 26 to 24, so a hard game is expected Friday night. Saturday night Grange will take on the town team and with this game the season will close. The proceeds from these games will be used for the completion of the school gymnasium and should draw a large crowd of local supporters, as it is an important project and one we all believe should be carried through without fail. There will be a large gathering of farmers to the meeting Friday afternoon, and this basketball game will be an interesting close to an eventful day, and it is hoped that many will plan to take it in.
    The minstrel show will be given in the Grange hall Friday night, April 1st. This will be a full evening's entertainment, including the usual number of end-men stunts and jokes, with plenty of singing, dancing and a finale consisting of a negro court scene. Quite an array of talent will be presented in the string orchestra and all are assured of a fine time. The proceeds from this show, as announced earlier, will go for the gym fund.
    The first school play for this year will be given one week from Friday, March 25th. A full announcement will be made later.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 18, 1927, page B8


ALL-DAY FARM MEET AT EAGLE POINT, SUCCESS
    EAGLE POINT, Mar. 21.--The county farm meeting held in Eagle Point Friday was very well attended and was a helpful meeting. The poultry industry is growing by leaps and bounds, and the various talks on this subject were practical as well as entertaining. We are only sorry that every farmer in the district was not able to attend, for they would greatly benefit by the talks. The Grange served dinner to a large crowd, and as usual, put up a feed fit for a king. All in all, the all-day meeting was a large success.
    The high school took the grange team into camp for the second time Friday night in a fast game of basketball, by a score of 19 to 16. Dean Pote was easily the class of the show with his graceful shots and clever floor work, but the boys got the best of the argument by a close margin. John Henshaw, playing his last game as a high school player, was a credit to the school, putting over the punch necessary to keep his team on top most of the game. The Grangers got off to a flying start in the second half and passed the high school boys, but fell down in the last quarter. At half time the score was 10 to 9 in favor of the high school. Van Scoy was referee of the game.
    Geo. Holmes is not well enough to be out yet, though he is very much improved, and this fine weather will cure him in a short time, we hope.
    Mrs. Royal Brown is down with the flu and is reported quite ill. We hope for her speedy recovery.
    A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Robertson this week.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 21, 1927, page 5


TRAIL ITEMS
    Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Houston and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Middlebusher were Medford visitors Monday.
    Wanda Howe entertained her class Thursday afternoon, March 17th, it being her sixth birthday. She received many delightful gifts and all report a very nice time. Decorations were all in green and white for St. Patrick's Day.
    Walter Smith moved his family Wednesday to Gold Hill, where he has employment.
    Mr. and Mrs. Mordoff and daughter May, visited friends at Trail Sunday. They are living in Klamath Falls now and report the driving fine to that place now.
    Mr. and Mrs. Howard Ash and children and Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Dawson and children spent Sunday at the Fry home.
    Miss Mary Weeks of Pine Ridge is visiting friends near Trail this week.
    Everyone is taking advantage of the lovely weather, planting garden, burning, etc.
    Miss Irma Ash is spending a week in Ashland visiting friends.
    Mr. Fabrick is preparing several acres of ground for a walnut grove.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 25, 1927, page B3


LADIES CLUB OF EAGLE PT. MEETS
    EAGLE POINT, Mar. 23.--The Ladies' Civic Club held a very enjoyable meeting at Mrs. Merritt Brown's Thursday afternoon. Twenty-four ladies were present and a very delightful time was had. Miss York, the new demonstration agent for the county, was present and gave a very fine talk about her work, and she won a lasting place in the hearts of the Eagle Point ladies. She has a charming personality, and the ladies predict some most interesting meetings with Miss York later in the season.
    Mrs. Stanton of Medford was present and rendered a number of readings which were greatly appreciated by those present. Of the Medford ladies present for this meeting, other than Miss York and Mrs. Stanton, were Miss Van Scoy, Mrs. Bryant, Miss Bryant and Mrs. Grover. The hostesses were Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Ward for this occasion.
    Eagle Point school was exceptionally favored Friday afternoon by a visit from the University Glee Club. This is a wonderful opportunity for the pupils of our school to hear good music. We feel that our school is highly honored.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 26, 1927, page 3


GEARY FAMILY TREE AND KILL MONSTER COUGAR
    Another monster cougar was killed on Flat Creek, a tributary of Elk Creek about 12 miles above Rogue Elk, last Friday, measuring nine feet from tip to tip and with front paws each measuring four inches wide, the slayer this time being D. P. Geary, who has been hunting in that section for the past six weeks, making his headquarters with his brother, Ben Geary, the trapper and guide.
    The two brothers with the cougar hide were in the city yesterday proudly exhibiting it, and they hope to sell the fine skin to Bartlett the furrier, or to anyone else who wants it and is willing to pay the price.
    While the killing of this cougar was D. P. Geary's handiwork, the slaying of the wild beast is regarded as a family affair as the monster was killed by two well-placed shots under the nose from a 32 Winchester special rifle, after being treed by Ben Geary's trusty hounds, following a six hours' chase by D. P. Geary. Just before he had been treed this "old timer" of a cougar had killed a large doe.
    Last month, Ben Geary with these same hounds and in this same Flat Creek district treed a cougar which measured 10 feet from tip to tip, as was published in this newspaper at the time.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 29, 1927, page 3


Eagle Point Grange News (official)
    The entertainment given by the entertainment committee on the night of March 15th was very much enjoyed by all present.
    A talk by County Agent Fowler on the perfect cooperation in buying and selling of products of the farm by the Finns at Winlock, Wash., was very instructive. These Finns own their own cooperative plants and do all their own business, selecting from their own number their business managers, etc. They have fine homes and farms and are out of debt, although their soil is poor and rocky and climatic conditions adverse. This sort of cooperation is far different from the so-called cooperation on the Sapiro order which compels farmers to mortgage their places for stock and have absolutely no voice in the management of the business which they own and finance.
    The people of Northern Europe have been agriculturists for centuries, and they have practiced cooperation for years until they have cooperation down to a science. But they have a far better chance to carry out their own ideas along this line than have American agriculturists because their governments recognize the fact that a nation without foodstuffs is lost and that the agricultural people are the real backbone of the nation, therefore laws are made to protect and encourage agriculture and thus these nations are able to hold their own against the rest of the world, even though they are nothing compared to our own large rich country in soil, climate or natural resources.
    But here in our own country the agriculturist is not looked on with such favor as is manufacturing or high finance. Thousands of laws are made by our government to protect and encourage manufacturing, but it is unconstitutional and class distinction to make any laws to protect and encourage agriculture, and besides, cheap foods are necessary for the people engaged in manufacturing, so that the manufacturers may engage help at a minimum wage and thus produce their articles at a low cost and be able to make an immense profit. So the farmer must sell his produce cheaply in order to help swell the bankroll of the manufacturer, regardless of the fact that this viewpoint on the part of the government and the manufacturer is sending thousands of farmers to the wall. Why this great regard for manufacturing and small regard for agriculture, when the combined value of agriculture in the United States is greater than the combined value of manufacturing interests? Simply because the farmer is not organized and consequently has no strength to demand their rights, also the individual farmer has not the means of the individual manufacturer financially, so naturally the lawmakers cannot see him or his business. In union there is strength, but the almighty dollar plays no small part in making lawmakers sit up and take notice. If you do not believe that agriculture has a greater value in this country than has manufacturing, go look at the tax rolls and see who is paying the bulk of the money which provides soft berths for so many in county, state and nation, and whose money it is that pays for so many of the wonderful public improvements of which we all feel so proud.
    County Treasurer Walker also gave a talk, explaining how county moneys were handled and divided, which was very interesting. We hope that the O.&C. land grant refund money will be used by the county to pay off bonded indebtedness and so relieve the taxpayers of the heavy load of interest which they are carrying.
    The balance of the program was of an entertaining and humorous nature.
    We wish to state here that the above was not the text of Mr. Fowler's address, but is merely an opinion, as the writer sees it. Mr. Fowler simply told of the cooperation of the Finns at Winlock and what it had done for them.
    Real cooperation is the only salvation for the farmer, but not the Aaron kind of cooperation, which is merely a farmer-fleecing machine and which has sent many a farmer to ruin. Even in this county, many fruit growers have felt the pinch of such an organization. And now Aaron Sapiro is suing Henry Ford for telling the world what the effects of his cooperative organizations are doing for the farmers.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 30, 1927, page 6


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    EAGLE POINT, Mar. 30.--The high school play given by the upper classmen of the high school last Friday night was one of the best school plays ever presented here. The stage was very well furnished and the boys of the school have made some very classy wings for the stage which were used for the first time at this play. The players all took their parts so well it is hard to pick the favorites, but Fern Jacks, William Miller and John Henshaw took the heavy parts in a very satisfactory way. William Miller, in the part of the absent-minded professor, kept the audience in an uproar continually. He even forgot his own name part of the time. Mr. Henshaw gave a very delightful violin solo in between acts which was greatly enjoyed. The proceeds from the play will be used by the student body for athletic activities and was quite a substantial sum. It is understood that the play will be given at Prospect at a later date, in which case Prospect will bring their play here.
    The Presbyterian Ladies' Aid Society met at Mrs. Morgan's Wednesday afternoon. The ladies of the community are growing in their interest for this society and their meetings provide an enjoyable afternoon for all interested in the work.
    It was reported that Jed Edsall has just passed away in Portland. Mr. Edsall has been ill for many weeks and while there has been but slight chance for his recovery for a long time, he was taken to Portland in the hope of expert medical attention. Jed has made his home with the Howletts at the Sunnyside for many years and is just like a member of their family. The news of his death will bring sorrow to a host of his friends in this community. Hattie Howlett and his sister have been with him constantly the last weeks.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 1, 1927, page 10


Eagle Point Grange News (Official)
    The all-day meeting held at Eagle Point on March 18th, under the auspices of the extension service of the O.A.C., sponsored by the Grange and in charge of County Agent Fowler, was one of the most constructive agricultural programs ever held in Eagle Point. An appreciative audience of about 80 farmers and their wives were present, many coming from a great distance. Lake Creek, Brownsville, Sams Valley, Table Rock, Reese Creek, Trail, Derby, Prospect and Wellen were all represented, as well as a large majority of the farmers from Eagle Point community.
    The morning hours of the program were taken up by Prof. Crosby, expert of the poultry department of O.A.C. Prof. Crosby also had the first session of the afternoon program.
    This community is fast becoming a poultry center, many thousands of chickens being raised in this vicinity. Those interested in poultry, owners of both large and small flocks, thoroughly appreciated this opportunity of getting such valuable information from one so well posted in this particular line of animal husbandry. The Oregon Agricultural College poultry experimental department is considered one of the best and most thoroughly equipped in the United States, and Prof. Crosby is rated as one of the best (if not the best) authorities on poultry in the United States.
    Prof. Bressman, O.A.C. crop expert, gave a talk in the afternoon covering the subjects of pasture mixtures for irrigated pastures, non-irrigated pasture, poor soil pastures, swampy pastures, from a standpoint of the most readily available, the most permanent, and the most economical. Also preparation of soil for pasture seeding.
    He also gave valuable information on crops for seed, telling of the particular varieties of alfalfa, clover, grasses, corn, etc., for which there was a demand for seed.
    The questions asked by the farmers showed that this particular part of the program was of exceptional interest to many in attendance.
    We hope that it may be possible to have other of the O.A.C. experts arrange a program along other lines of interest to the farmers in the near future, thus giving our farmers the very best and latest information on the subjects in which they are interested.
    The dance given by the ways and means committee at the Hot Springs hall, near Ashland, on Saturday night, March 19th, was a decided success from every point of view. The large crowd in attendance expressed their appreciation for the good music, splendid lunch and fine hospitality of those in charge, many pronouncing it one of the most enjoyable parties they had ever attended, and was the means of placing a most substantial sum in the Grange hall fund.
    Another dance will be given by the ways and means committee at the same place on Saturday night, April 2nd. The same good music will be had and also the same cordial hospitality will welcome you. And last, but not least, a lunch such as Eagle Point people are noted for. Everybody cordially invited.
    The next regular business meeting of the Grange will be held on Tuesday evening, April 5th, at 8 p.m. An especially interesting meeting is promised, many items of necessary business attended to. The program for the evening will be the celebration of the second anniversary of the Eagle Point Grange. A banquet will be a feature of the program. We hope every member will attend this birthday party of our Grange. We are looking forward to another exceptionally good year of Grange work, and we feel sure that this meeting will furnish us with all necessary inspiration for the same. Tuesday night, April 5th, 8 p.m.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 1, 1927, page 10


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    The many friends in this vicinity of Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Davidson and family of Central Point are grieved and sympathize with them in the loss of one of their twins, Vernon Ray, who passed on Monday evening. The funeral was Wednesday afternoon in Central Point. The Lord came down into His garden. He plucked the flower that had bloomed such a short time. It had been a blessing for a short while and the Lord was ready to take it to Himself.
    Last Sunday was review of the last three months' lessons, and the two smaller classes had a test on the golden text for the quarter; the superintendent had promised a Bible to those who knew them perfectly. He says he will give a reward for the coming three months also. Easter, which is April 17th, there will be an all-day meeting. There will be preaching and an Easter program. Everyone is invited, so remember the date and bring your lunch and come.
    Mr. Stille did not preach Sunday as the time was taken up with other things.
    Two weeks ago Rev. D. D. Randall of Medford was out and talked on "The Christian's Life." The subject for the Sunday school lesson next Sunday will be "Peter becomes a disciple of Jesus." Memory verse, or golden text, "Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men." Mark 1:17.
    The regular meeting of the P.T.A. will be April 15th, the Friday before Easter. All parents and patrons are invited to attend.
    Mrs. H. Ball had a birthday Monday. She said she celebrated by the house getting on fire. They had quite an exciting time for a little while, but they got it out after it burned quite a hole in the roof around the flue. Willard had to make a trip to Eagle Point for some shingles.
    Evelyn Jacks visited with Mrs. Betz last week.
    Mrs. H. Watkins visited in Medford a few days last week.
    Marshall Minter was able to be out to Sunday school Sunday. He is gaining quite fast now.
    Mrs. Gibson met with quite an accident last week. While coming down a steep hill she slipped and fell, spraining her arm quite severely. She thinks it is getting better, but a bad sprain is quite painful and very slow in healing. This seems to be quite bad.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 1, 1927, page B6


BUSINESS FAME COMES TO FORMER MEDFORD YOUTH
    Harold D. McDonald of Portland, former Medford and Trail young man, 28 years old, the son of Rev. John E. McDonald, pastor of the Free Methodist church of this city, and Mrs. McDonald, and who is well known through having spent much of his youth and early manhood in the above districts, and through having served here for a year or two as a speed cop and deputy sheriff, is rising rapidly for his years and experience in the business world.
    He has just recently been appointed district sales manager for Europe of the Caterpillar Tractor Company and left Portland yesterday with his wife (Lucille Saunders), well-known newspaper writer of Portland, for Constantinople via Chicago, where they will spend four days, and will then sail from New York on April 25. Mr. and Mrs. McDonald visited his parents here last Saturday and Sunday.
    They will remain abroad for several years, his business taking him to the various foreign countries and their large cities. During their time abroad, Mrs. McDonald expects to do considerable writing for eastern publications. Among the unique business journeys they plan to take together is a camel ride to the Persian capital.
    After leaving Medford years ago, Harold McDonald studied for several years at the University of Oregon, planning to graduate as a physician. But he got sidetracked on vacations, during which he was active in special fish and game work in Oregon for the state commission, and game work in Alaska, and later in connection with the Alaska road commission. Then he became connected with the Caterpillar Tractor Company, whose headquarters are in San Leandro, Cal.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 2, 1927, page 9


EAGLE POINT
    EAGLE POINT, April 1.--The high school gave a party Thursday evening at the Grange hall. From all reports the affair was a big success.
    Next Tuesday will be the regular business meeting of the Grange, and since this is the Grange birthday, all grangers should be present, as a very fine time is anticipated.
    Jim Spencer met with a very painful accident Thursday while at work out in the field. He has a badly mashed hand and is carrying on his work under difficulties at present.
    H. E. Campbell is improving nicely and is expected home the first part of next week. He was operated on something over a week ago at the Sacred Heart Hospital. We will be pleased to have Mr. Campbell back in Eagle Point again.
    W. H. Brown is unable to attend to his duties at the store as yet. He has had an attack of the flu for about a week and finds it difficult to shake it.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 2, 1927, page 9


EAGLE POINT
    EAGLE POINT, April 6.--The Presbyterian church held their annual meeting Friday evening. The reports of the various departments of the church are very encouraging after being in existence six months. The total amount of money raised for the six months amounted to approximately five hundred fifty dollars. The number of members reported amount to twenty-six, and the Sunday school enrollment is over sixty, about one-third more than a year ago. This meeting decided to call Mr. Morgan as pastor for the new year and extend a vote of thanks to both Dr. and Mrs. Morgan for the splendid work that they have given to this community. The board of trustees consists of Mrs. Haak, chairman; Charles Cummons, secretary; Mrs. Carl Esch, treasurer and Mrs. A. C. Mittelstaedt and Mrs. M. L. Pruett. The trustees are completing the canvass for the new budget this week, and anyone interested in the church who would care to help in its support is urged to see any of the trustees or other officers. The Ladies' Aid Society is lined up for work for the new year and various activities will be planned and sponsored by them this year.
    The Civic Improvement Club will meet this week, Thursday, with Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Ashpole joint hostesses.
    The regular Parent Teacher Association meeting will be held on Friday afternoon of this week.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 6, 1927, page 4


EAGLE PT. DANCE HALL ENLARGED
    The Eagle Point dance pavilion, which has been open since early last fall, will close down in six weeks, proprietor Lucius Kincaid announced yesterday, and will probably reopen the latter part of August. However, commencing next Saturday night the pavilion will give dances weekly instead of bimonthly as has been done since it opened.
    From henceforth until June a larger orchestra will furnish music and will present feature numbers at various times. In order to prepare for the weekly dances, the management is making special arrangements to greet the increasing crowds. Since it was built two years ago, the present hall has been enlarged several times and now has a capacity of several hundred couples.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 8, 1927, page 4


REESE CRK. HOME SWEPT BY BLAZE, TO BE REBUILT
    EAGLE POINT, April 8.--W. D. Forman of the Reese Creek neighborhood suffered a very severe fire loss. The house, barn and chicken house and nearly all the household goods were completely destroyed. The Formans bought this place last fall and have been making improvements consistently, and such a loss at this time will be a hard blow. Mr. Forman is making plans for rebuilding and will select a building site near the Crater Lake Highway, which will make it easier to get out in the wet weather.
    The school enjoyed a most pleasing number of violin selections by Prof. Folkenberg of Medford this week. Prof. Folkenberg is an instructor of very high rank and talked to a number of the students interested in music. Miss Vroman, who has a piano class here, accompanied Mr. Folkenberg. There is a good deal of interest just now in starting a school orchestra, and if enough beginners could be working through the summer, by the time of school opening an orchestra might be possible. This would be fine training for our young people and worth giving a good deal of attention.
    The Presbyterian church will observe Palm Sunday next Sunday with appropriate music by the chorus choir, and the entire community is urged to be in attendance. Sunday school at 10:30 and church at 11:30.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 9, 1927, page 3


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    April came in with quite a rain and stopped the farm work and garden planting for a few days. Seeding is much later this year than usual.
    The Sunday school is gaining in numbers. We hope it will soon be back to where it was last fall. Rev. Stille preached last Sunday, taking for his text "Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit; for Theirs Is the Kingdom of Heaven." Matt. 5:3. Those who are emptied of self and filled with the Lord. There were eight or nine children who won bibles. We will publish their names later. The subject for the Sunday school lesson next Sunday, "Peter's Lesson in Trust." Memory verse, "Be of good cheer; it is I. Be not afraid." Matt. 14:27.
    Mrs. Olinger is not well. She is with her daughter at present and Mrs. Godfrey is keeping house for Mr. Crandall and children. Little Beatrice Caster has been sick for a few days again.
    Marshall Minter and Mrs. Courtney are getting cows. They expect to start in the dairy business.
    Quite a number from this vicinity attended the grange in Eagle Point Tuesday evening. They report a good time.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 9, 1927, page 3


BALLOON DANCE AT EAGLE POINT
    When tomorrow night rolls around, scores of Medford dancers will crank up the family car and head for the Crater Lake Highway and Eagle Point, where a special dance will be held in Luke Kincaid's popular dance pavilion. It will be a big night according to Mr. Kincaid, and some unusual features have been planned for the entertainment of those who attend.
    Luck balloon dances will be one of the main features of Saturday's Eagle Point dance, and when the affair is at its height, the air will be literally filled with brilliantly colored balloons. The Metropole melody makers will supply the music, which will be another incentive for people to enjoy Saturday night at Eagle Point.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 13, 1927, page 9


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    The beautiful sunshine is appreciated after so much cold and rain. The farmers are working hard now in order to get their crops in, as it is quite late in the season.
    Mr. and Mrs. Reiss [Rein?] went out in the valley beyond Phoenix Monday and brought home a couple of fine Jersey calves. One is a registered one. They are both from good stock.
    The district school and Sunday school have bought a piano. There is a difference in the music. The organ has done service for a long time.
    There will be an all-day meeting Easter Sunday. Come and bring your dinner and enjoy the day with us. There will be Sunday school, a short program and two sermons, and all will lunch together. The subject for the Sunday school lesson will be "The Resurrection of the Lord Jesus." Golden text, "He is risen as He said." Matthew 28:6.
    Rev. Stille directed his talk last Sunday to the children on habit forming. One does not become a great sinner all at once, but one begins by what seems to be a little thing, and keeps it up again and again until they awaken to the fact that their character is formed, and only the power of Jesus and His blood can change the life. But He is sufficient if we are willing.
    The regular meeting of the P.T.A. is Friday afternoon, but a little later, probably Saturday evening, April 23, the ladies will give a program and invite the daddies. This will be free, but sometime in the near future, the P.T.A. will give a program to get money to pay on the piano.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. Jacks visited in Medford Sunday at the home of Edgar Chamberlain. Fern Jacks spent the weekend at home with Stella Hannaford as her guest.
    Mr. Forman and his family have the sympathy of the people in their recent loss, their house and barn having burned down. We understand they lost everything but their car. We hear they are building something to live in while putting in their spring crops.
    Mr. and Mrs. Cummons and children visited at Mr. Stille's after Sunday school. Mr. Eli Stille is in Dunsmuir, Cal., at present. He is missed from the Sunday school. Will Shearin is also missed from the Sunday school since the family moved across the river.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 15, 1927, page B3


EASTER SERVICE AT EAGLE POINT
    EAGLE POINT, Apr. 14.--The Presbyterian church will give another Easter cantata this year. Fred B. Holton's "Redemption Song" will be presented by a chorus of 12 voices next Sunday morning at the regular church service. The choir has been working on this production for several weeks, and it will be a very fine program for those who enjoy good music. The choir is composed of the following members:
    Sopranos--Mrs. Van Scoyoc, Mrs. Weidman and Mrs. Simpson. Altos--Mrs. Mittelstaedt, Mrs. Pruett and Mrs. Vestal. Tenors--Mr. Kline, Earl Hanscom. Basses--Mr. Davies, Tom Simpson and Mr. Butler. Pianist--Mrs. Butler.
    The full program will be given as follows:
    "A New Song," by chorus choir.
    "Ride on in Majesty," by men's unison chorus.
    "Midnight in the Garden," duet, Mrs. Mittelstaedt, Mrs. Pruett.
    "And He, Bearing His Cross, Went Forth," by choir.
    "If I Bear Not a Scar for Him," solo, Mrs. Weidman.
    "For if We Believe," contralto solo, Mrs. Mittelstaedt.
    "Joy Cometh in the Morning," trio, Mrs. Weidman, Mrs. Mittelstaedt and Mr. Butler.
    "Now Upon the First Day of the Week," by the chorus choir.
    "Tell the Glad Story," women's trio, Mrs. Pruett, Mrs. Mittelstaedt, and Mrs. Weidman.
    "Death is Swallowed Up in Victory," Mrs. Pruett and choir.
    "The Song of the Redeemed," chorus choir.
    "Behold, I Stand at the Door and Knock," solo, Mr. Butler.
    "We Shall See Jesus," choir.
    "Rejoice and Be Glad." choir.
    In the afternoon the Gospel Mission will hold a special service, open for all to attend. It is hoped that Easter will mean more than an ordinary Sunday to the people of Eagle Point, and that these services will be helpful to all in attendance.
    Dr. Morgan spent the forepart of the week at Grants Pass in attendance at the Presbyterian meeting. This community received a special honor in the election of our pastor as the moderator of this meeting.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 15, 1927, page B3


BROWNSBORO BITS
    Mr. and Mrs. George Henry were Medford business visitors Saturday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Daugherty and children of Fresno, Cal., are visiting Mrs. Daugherty's parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Hoagland, this week.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker and daughter Miss Ellen were Medford callers Saturday.
    Floyd Cougarhide is a visitor at the home of his cousin, Mrs. Earl Tucker.
    J. D. Henry went to Medford Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Bressie and son Wesley were visitors at the Hoagland home Sunday.
    Harry Wilson and Leland Dysinger of Roseburg were visitors at the Ralph Tucker home over the weekend.
    Mr. and Mrs. Tom Daugherty and Mrs. S. L. Hoagland were business callers in Medford Saturday.
    Mrs. Earl Tucker was a visitor at the home of her cousin, Miss Ellen Tucker, Sunday.
    Harry Anning and Miss Mae Tucker of Medford were visitors at the home of Miss Tucker's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker, Thursday evening.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Hoagland of Eagle Point visited the S. L. Hoagland home Sunday.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 16, 1927, page 3


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    EAGLE POINT, April 18.--The Eagle Point high school played their first baseball game of the season Friday afternoon, being defeated by Talent by the score of 8 to 1. The game was played in a bitter cold wind and many errors were committed, but our boys are practicing diligently and will show up better in the next game.
    The teachers of the Presbyterian Sunday school entertained the school with a very delightful Easter party on Saturday afternoon at Mrs. Pruett's place. About 60 were present and a fine time was had on the large lawn at Mrs. Pruett's, an ideal place for egg rolling and other sports.
    Easter was well celebrated by our people and between the gospel mission, the Presbyterian church and Reese Creek, nearly all Eagle Point families were represented in some of the Easter services.
    The large chorus choir of the Presbyterian church presented a very fine Easter cantata, which took the place of the usual sermon. This service was very well attended, the church being nearly filled. A cantata of this nature represents weeks of work in getting it ready to present to the public, and the audience was very kind in their praises for the excellent manner in which it was given.
    The baptismal service of the Gospel Mission out near Brownsboro in Little Butte Creek was very well attended and the service was very impressive. Fifteen people were baptized at this time, the most of them consecrating their lives to Christ for the first time. Much credit is due the workers at the mission for the accomplishment of much good in this community.
    The play "Kleptomaniac" will be given by the Parent-Teacher Association Friday evening. Admission 35 and 15 cents at the Grange Hall. You can't afford to miss it.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 21, 1927, page 7


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    Mr. Spencer gave a very interesting talk on France to the P.T.A. Friday afternoon. He showed some pictures of the buildings and scenery; some that he had drawn himself and some he had bought. His talk was beneficial and greatly appreciated by those present.
    Saturday evening, April 23, is Daddy's night. Everyone come and have a good time. There will be a program and eats.
    The Easter service Sunday was quite well attended. The birthday money that day amounted to over two dollars, which goes to the missions.
    Rev. Iverson preached after Sunday school. He preached an Easter sermon, taking for his text Matthew 28:5,6: "And the angel answered and said unto the women, fear not ye; for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here, for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay." He first told the children the story of the ugly worm that became a butterfly, so those who are in Christ Jesus will come forth victors over sin and the grave, as did Jesus. After the dinner hour there was a short Easter program.
    The subject for the Sunday school lesson next Sunday will be "Peter at the transfiguration." Memory verse: "A voice came out of the cloud, saying, this is my beloved son, hear him."
    Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Chamberlain of Medford visited at W. Jacks and was at the schoolhouse Sunday.
    Paul Robertson and wife have moved up to the camp on this side of Prospect.
    Mrs. Hess and Mrs. McCollum of Medford and I. W. McCollum, Jr., who is teaching at Hoquiam, Wn., all visited H. Watkins and wife last week.
    We have just heard that the Formans have received their insurance, for which we are glad.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 22, 1927, page B1


TRAIL ITEMS
    Mr. and Mrs. Fred Inlow and little daughter are visiting with the former's mother, Mrs. Ellen Albright.
    E. E. Ash's new house is about completed.
    Ervin Hutchison, Sam Parker, Ed Cushman and Phil Hart started work for the Forest Service Thursday repairing telephone lines.
    Ray Pritchett is driving a new roadster these days.
    The Misses Mary and Georgie Weeks of Pine Ridge spent Easter with friends near Trail.
    Besides the scholars and teachers from Trail, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Ragsdale, Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Howe, Mrs. Eula Middlebusher, Mrs. Chester Pritchett, A. C. Whitworth and M. Seimes attended the field meet at Prospect Saturday. Many ribbons were won by our scholars and a good time enjoyed by all.
    Mrs. L.M. Phillips and daughter and son of the Hatchery district and Mr. and Mrs. C. Todd and Mrs. Minnie Blaess and little son also attended the Prospect field meet.
    Quite a number from Trail attended the Easter services at Eagle Point Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Howe, Miss Irma Ash and C. Cushman were Medford visitors Sunday.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 22, 1927, page B2


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    EAGLE POINT, April 25.--The high school baseball game lost a close game to Gold Hill last Friday afternoon coming out with the small end of the score of 8 to 7. Brophy and Forman, Eagle Point battery selection, worked very nicely together. Brophy was forced to give way to Radcliffe in the late innings. We expect to play a return game with Gold Hill this week.
    The ladies of the Parent Teacher Association presented a very clever play, "Kleptomaniac," Friday evening to a very large and appreciative audience. The parts were very well filled by the following ladies: Mrs. Ward, Mrs. Grove, Mrs. Davies, Mrs. Crotser, Mrs. Harnish, Mrs. Childreth and Mrs. Weidman.
    The church hour was turned over to the boys in attendance at the Y.M.C.A. conference in Ashland for their reports Sunday. William Miller made the opening talk followed by Tom Simpson and closed by Prof. Davies who was in attendance as leader. The boys are to be congratulated on the fine report covering every detail of the conference, and they show very keen interest in this work and hope to attend the conference next year if possible. They expressed themselves as very thankful for the opportunity of making this trip, assured those who helped to make it possible that the inspiration gained was well worthwhile and helpful in many ways.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 26, 1927, page 3


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    There was a very light shower Tuesday night, but it was appreciated. Although more is needed quite badly, it is still cloudy, so may rain some more. It is taking quite a while to get the ditch cleaned out, ready to turn in the water for irrigating. The north wind drys the ground quickly, so that it is needing moisture quite badly from some source. It is rumored that the water will be turned in Saturday.
    There was a good many out Saturday evening to the social that was given in honor of the daddies and children. There was a nice program which was short but good. The children and young people had a bonfire and played games outside, while the older ones, and many who did not care to play outside, enjoyed themselves in the house. Refreshments were served, consisting of pie, cookies and cocoa.
    School will be out in three short weeks. Miss Greb has been employed to teach again this coming year. This will be her fourth year at Reese Creek. Miss Greb is of the type of teachers not always found. Her pupils love her, and she is surely doing good work.
    Mr. and Mrs. Paul Robertson and baby visited at Mr. J. L. Robertson's Saturday evening.
    Ruby Pullen broke out with the German measles last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ramy visited at the Vestal home Sunday after Sunday school.
    Marshall Minter's truck, which was parked in the timber on Mrs. Courtney's homestead where it could not be seen from the highway; but someone knew of its location; when Marshall came for the truck, he found two tires, rim and all, gone.
    At the all-day meeting Easter Sunday, someone took a hat by mistake. Willard Ball has the hat that was left. He would be glad to exchange it for his own.
    At the Sunday school, May will be "Peter's Denial and Repentance." The memory verse--"Let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall." 1 Cor. 1:12.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 29, 1927, page 7


NO DAMAGE IS DONE BY FROST IN REESE CREEK
    REESE CREEK, May 5.--There was quite a frost Sunday night, but we have not heard of it doing much damage.
    Mrs. Olinger visited Will Shearin's last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. B. Wright and son of Ashland spent the weekend at Walter Engberg's. Mrs. Wright accompanied Mrs. Engberg to Sunday school.
    Tom Pullen and Lewis Robertson started to take a truck to Coquille, but they had so much tire trouble that when they got to Grants Pass they decided to leave the truck and come back home.
    Fern Jacks was home Friday night. Evelyn Jacks went back to Eagle Point with her Saturday morning and stayed over Sunday with Fern.
    Miss Greb took the pupils of her room on a hiking trip Saturday. They took their lunch and went on Baldy. Some of them have suffered with poison oak from the effects of the trip.
    Robert, Ralph and Mrs. Merritt were at Reese Creek Sunday school Sunday. Mrs. Merritt visited at Mr. Stille's after Sunday school.
    There were 50 people at Sunday school last Sunday. If all the people would come, there should be 50 more.
    The golden text, "Blessed be the God and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy begat us again unto a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead." 1 Peter 1:3. Most of the children are learning the golden text quite well. The superintendent has offered some kind of prize again for the next three months.
    Mr. and Mrs. Tom Pullen and little Ruby called at the Watkins home Tuesday afternoon.
    Born, to Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Ripley, Sunday night, May 1st, a girl.
    Mr. Heckenberger lost a valuable cow just recently. She broke her leg and he had to kill her. This is the second one he has lost lately.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. French visited at the Vestal home Sunday.
    Fritz Ley, a man Mr. Rein knew several years ago in Michigan, but who lives in San Francisco at present, called at the Rein home Wednesday afternoon. He, with two of his friends, were on their way to Seattle.
    There will be a school meeting Saturday afternoon at the schoolhouse for the purpose of voting on the Central school district being consolidated with Reese Creek.
    Mr. and Mrs. Rein called at the Watkins home Wednesday evening.
Medford Mail Tribune, May 6, 1927, page B1


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    The entertainment given by Mr. and Mrs. Jay Gore, Friday evening, was one of the best of its kind and was greatly enjoyed by all. The audience was very small compared to the ability of the entertainers and those who failed to go missed a splendid evening of fun and good music. The high school sponsored this program given for the benefit of the gymnasium fund.
    The high school boys were victorious in the ball game played at Sams Valley Tuesday afternoon. The score of 16 to 12 in favor of our team was the result of the combat. Battery for Eagle Point, Radcliffe and Brophy. We hear that Rudy was the victim of the old-time "hidden ball" play at first base. The more seasoned player coaching the runner missed it, so we shouldn't blame Rudy too much. These are the things that help to make the game full of thrills and excitement. We have started to win, now watch the boys go for the rest of the season.
    Next Sunday is set aside as "Go to Church" Sunday in this community. The Grange will go to church in a body Sunday, and a fitting sermon and special music by the chorus choir will feature the service. Everyone is welcome and should by all means turn out for this service on "Mother's Day" and listen to a good sermon appropriate for this occasion.
Medford Mail Tribune, May 6, 1927, page B4


TRAIL ITEMS
    J. H. Howe and family of Reed City, Michigan, arrived at Trail Tuesday the 26th by auto for a visit with his son Irwin and family. They report a pleasant trip and were only two weeks on the way.
    Mr. Howe's daughter Lila could only remain a week on account of her work and returned by rail Tuesday, May 3rd.
    George Fisher, Lowell Wayne and Howard Ash are working for Bill von der Hellen on his contract between Trail and Prospect.
    Irma Ash is just recovering from the measles.
    Mrs. Almond Albright spent a few days in Medford on business this week.
    Marvin Naught had the misfortune to cut his foot quite badly Sunday.
    Sunday evening ended the evangelistic meetings in the hall at Trail.
    Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Ash have moved into their new house near Trail.
    Little Miss Charlotte gave a birthday party Sunday but, owing to sickness and a rainy day, not all could attend.
Medford Mail Tribune, May 6, 1927, page B4


CLEANUP DAY IN EAGLE POINT IS PROCLAIMED
    Mayor Campbell of Eagle Point has issued the following proclamation:
    "On the earnest solicitation of the state board of health and the petition of the Eagle Point Civic Club, who are interested in the welfare of the town, it is hereby proclaimed that Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 9, 10, and 11, 1927, shall be observed as "Cleanup Day" in the town of Eagle Point.
    "All domestic and commercial residents of Eagle Point are called upon to gather into convenient receptacles all useless, unsightly and unsanitary refuse and trash and place them on their street line and the town will undertake to remove it to the public dumping ground where it will do no harm and be offensive to none. Some wise philosopher has said that "cleanliness is next to godliness," and while the people are cleaning their premises from a burden of filth, let them examine their minds and bodies. Perhaps they will find habits and indulgences and ideas as harmful to their character as typhoid or malaria are to their bodies.
    "Let the town be clean.
    "H. E. CAMPBELL, Mayor."
Medford Mail Tribune, May 9, 1927, page 3


H.S. GRADUATION AT EAGLE POINT TO START SUNDAY
    EAGLE POINT, May 11.--Our high school graduation activities are approaching in short order. The baccalaureate sermon will be delivered next Sunday at the Presbyterian church by Dr. Morgan. The subject for Dr. Morgan's sermon will be "The Road to Wisdom." This should be an interesting and inspiring service, and all the relatives and friends of this class in attendance Sunday will hear a mighty fine sermon.
    The last reports from Mrs. Florey state that she is now well on the road to recovery. The community will be pleased to hear this report as Mrs. Florey has suffered with a terrific fever for several weeks.
    William Coy has gone to the Sacred Heart Hospital for medical treatment. He has been somewhat under the weather for several weeks and he hopes to be completely recovered in a short time.
    The Eagle Point town team won their first baseball game last Sunday, beating Butte Falls by a score of 18 to 5. Layton pitched a good game for Eagle Point and Forman handled the receiving end in fine shape.
    The high school team won again Tuesday afternoon. They were on the big end of a 17 to 5 score. Bill Miller was credited with a home run and Frank Pettegrew also turned the trick. John Henshaw gave the fans an exhibition of base running, stealing all bases and going home on the return throw to the pitcher. John looks like Ty Cobb on the bases.
Medford Mail Tribune, May 13, 1927, page B1


BROWNSBORO BITS
    A farewell party was given Saturday night to the S. L. Hoagland family. It was well attended and everyone reported a good time.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Bressie and son Wesley of Medford were visitors here Saturday evening.
    L. D. Tucker of Klamath Falls was a visitor at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker Sunday.
    Albert Hoagland and Mrs. Charles Russell and infant daughter Betty were business visitors in Central Point Tuesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker made a business trip to Medford Saturday.
    H. S. Anning and Miss May Tucker visited at the home of Miss Tucker's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker, Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Tucker and family went to Medford Wednesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Henry were visitors in Brownsboro one day last week.
Medford Mail Tribune, May 13, 1927, page B2


Eagle Point Grange News (Official)
    The regular session of the Eagle Point Grange was held last Tuesday evening with a large attendance present. Several important business measures were disposed of. During the lecture hour Mr. Davies gave a short talk on the famous "Blue Blank." A mock trial, which was wholly impromptu, furnished the amusement for the evening, but a regrettable feature of the program was that a large part of the Mother's Day program was omitted because of the lateness of the hour. This program had been carefully prepared as a fitting tribute to mothers, living and passed. Mrs. Mittelstaedt sang a beautiful ballad entitled "Mother." A "Tribute to Mothers" was read. The evening closed with the usual refreshments and social hour.
    The next regular business meeting will be held on the first Tuesday night in June.
    The ways and means committee will give another dance at Jackson Hot Springs on Saturday night, May 14th. A special feature will be the lunch, which will consist of ham sandwiches, salad and apple pie.
    The entertainment committee is to have charge of the entertainment night on the third Tuesday of the month, May 17th. A good program has been prepared, and able speakers are expected to be present. These entertainment nights, which are of a literary and educational nature, are well worth attending.
    Many of our members are planning to attend the state convention which convenes at Corvallis on June 14th, lasting four days. It would be a splendid thing if every Granger that can get away for a vacation at that time would attend this convention. A royal entertainment will be given all Grangers. Any fourth degree member may attend and have all the benefits of the convention that the regular delegates have, excepting voting and serving on committees. A large attendance from every Grange would be a wonderful boost for the Grange. All kinds of accommodations may be had, from cabins for camping to hotel accommodations of the best. The convention will be held in the Oregon Agricultural College buildings.
Medford Mail Tribune, May 13, 1927, page B6


PROSPECT HIGH S. PLAY AT EAGLE POINT HALL
    EAGLE POINT, May 12.--The high school of Prospect will present their play at the local grange hall Friday night. The proceeds will go to the local school, as our school gave their play, "The Dummy," at Prospect some time ago. The usual prices will be charged and a splendid entertainment is assured.
    The Central Point ball team will meet our team on the local diamond next Sunday afternoon. Our boys put up a splendid exhibition last Sunday, winning from Butte Falls by a comfortable margin. The community is urged to turn out and see our team in action.
    Luke Kincaid has improved the looks of his hall wonderfully by painting the front. Mr. Kincaid is holding a dance each Saturday night now until hot weather.
Medford Mail Tribune, May 13, 1927, page B6


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    Last Sunday being Mother's Day, the Sunday school superintendent, Mr. Cummons, gave a talk on the mothers of the Bible, and lessons to be drawn from them. The subject for the lesson next Sunday will be "Peter at Pentecost." Memory verse, "Repent and be baptized every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the remissions of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost." Acts 2:38.
    Reese Creek school will close another successful term of school Thursday, May 19. Mrs. Davies has also been hired to teach the primary grades next year. The P.T.A. will give a program, and also an apron and necktie social Thursday evening, May 19. The ties will be sold, probably at one price; the man will eat with the lady whose apron matches the tie, she having brought supper for two. Everyone come prepared to have a good time.
    Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Chamberlain, also Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Chamberlain of Medford, visited at the Vestal home Sunday.
    Mrs. W. Jacks is suffering with a bad cold and sore throat. Little Beatrice Caster has also been having a bad cold.
    Myrtle Minter visited at Frank Caster's Tuesday night. Her school will be out Thursday, May 19. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Semple of Medford visited at Mr. Tom Vestal's Sunday. They sheared their sheep.
Medford Mail Tribune, May 14, 1927, page 6


FINDS COW LOST FOUR YEARS AGO
    A search of four years by a Brownsboro rancher was finally fruitful when he last week located a cow which he claims strayed from his farm in 1923. The cow was found on a ranch near Phoenix, where it is being held after having changed hands a number of times. The Brownsboro rancher was in the city late last week for legal advice which would enable him to take possession of the bovine without buying it.
    The rancher was in consultation with the district attorney's office the other day and learned from that official that it will be necessary for him to get in touch with the person who first found the cow, which will force him to trace her movements during the past four years. Due to the fact that no estray notice apparently was published when the animal was found, which would have notified the owner of its whereabouts, the rancher, it is said, would be in his own right to sue for the possession of the cow and for the value of the milk that was produced since her disappearance.
Medford Mail Tribune, May 17, 1927, page 3


COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES EAGLE POINT ON FRIDAY
    EAGLE POINT, May 16.--The baccalaureate sermon for our high school graduating class was quite well attended, and Mr. Morgan's sermon on "The Road of Wisdom" was very interesting. The entire high school attended in a body. There are five in the graduating class, John Henshaw, Emily Jones, Fern Jacks, Merle Jacks and Hattie Hannaford. The commencement exercises will be held at the Presbyterian church Friday evening of this week at 8 o'clock. Dr. Lawrence of Medford will deliver the address, and the entire community is invited to attend. This will be a very nice evening and one you will enjoy. Plan to be present.
    The ball game between Central Point and our town team proved to be a hot game to watch. Our team won by a score of 7 to 5. Layton and Carlton divided the pitching honors and Forman capably handled the receiving end of the game.
    Next Wednesday, the 18th, is designated as cleanup day at the Central Point cemetery. Quite a number of Eagle Point people will have lots in this cemetery and will be interested in having it cleaned up. You are all urged to help Wednesday. Take your tools with you and plan to spend the day there if possible. This is one of the prettiest burial grounds in the valley, and a little attention at this time will make a great deal of improvement.
Medford Mail Tribune, May 17, 1927, page 8


DERBY RANCHER SEIZED IN RAID AS STILL OWNER
    Following a number of attempts to apprehend him during the past several months, Harry Scott, a 35-year-old Derby rancher, was arrested last night and was scheduled to have a hearing in the Jacksonville justice court this afternoon on charges of setting up and operating moonshine stills. Two stills, five gallons of alleged moonshine and seven barrels of corn mash were seized by the raiding officers, who included Deputy Sheriffs Lewis and Paul Jennings and J. H. Leggitt, State Traffic Officer J. J. McMahon and City Officer Joe Cave.
    The stills are both of the five- to eight-gallon size, capable of running approximately five gallons each per day. One, according to the sheriff's office, was located 10 feet from the house in a woodshed, while the other was located approximately 100 feet away in a clump of willow bushes. Scott is said to have told officers that the moonshine produced by his equipment was "the best in the country," and that he had been operating since November.
Medford Mail Tribune, May 19, 1927, page 3


KINCAID TO STAGE GOLD HILL DANCES
    The Gold Hill dance pavilion will be opened next Saturday night for bimonthly dances, under the same management as the Eagle Point pavilion, according to Luke Kincaid, who has been presenting Eagle Point dances for several years on the bimonthly plan. The Eagle Point and Gold Hill parties will be given alternately, with valley orchestras furnishing music for each.
    The two pavilions will be operated until 2 a.m. on regular nights until July, when both places will be closed until the arrival of cooler weather. Supper will be served at midnight, and the Metropole orchestra will provide music for the opening of the Gold Hill pavilion.
Medford Mail Tribune, May 19, 1927, page B5


SUNDAY SERMON AT REESE CREEK MUCH ENJOYED
    REESE CREEK, May 19.--Rev. D. D. Randall, the Sunday school missionary, and his sister, Miss Randall, were out to the Reese Creek Sunday school last Sunday. Rev. Randall preached after Sunday school, taking for his text Luke 18:35-43, "And it came to pass that as he (Jesus) was come nigh into Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the wayside begging, and hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant, and they told him that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by. And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me. and they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold the peace, but he cried so much the more, thou son of David, have mercy on me, and Jesus stood and commanded him to be brought unto him; and when he was come near, he asked him, saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight. And Jesus said unto him, receive thy sight; thy faith hath saved thee. And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God; and all the people when they saw it, gave praise unto God." This blind man realized his need. Men and women everywhere are blinded by sin. When they feel their need they will call unto Jesus, and He will hear and save. He is just the same Jesus, just as ready to hear and answer, as he was then.
    The subject for the Sunday school lesson next Sunday, Jesus heals a lame man through Peter. The golden text, "Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." Acts 4:12.
    A business man of Medford told the missionary to proclaim to all about the DeAutremont case, and draw lessons from it. Here is a young man whose parents were divorced, who never heard his father or mother pray. They did not have family worship in the home, etc. He was left to go very much as he pleased. How many homes who are leaving their children in very much the same way, where God's word is not read, they do not attend Sunday school, and who knows what will be the future of their children.
    Rev. D. D. Randall went up to Laurelhurst Sunday afternoon to organize a Sunday school.
    Mr. Stille visited at Mr. Seivertson's Sunday after Sunday school.
    H. Watkins and wife took dinner with Tom Pullen's family Sunday.
    Mrs. Olinger, Mrs. Brous and Gus Shearin ate dinner at Will Shearin's Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Van Slyke of Medford visited at Jim Merritt's last Friday.
    Paul Robertson, wife and baby visited at J. L. Robertson's Saturday night and Sunday.
    Lewis Robertson and family visited at Mr. Hannaford's Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Engberg and Jimmie visited in Ashland Sunday.
    Bertha Clarno has been staying at Mr. Crandall's for a few days.
    Mr. and Mrs. Llewellyn have been taking Lester to the doctor for treatment. They do not know just what is the matter, but lack of blood is one thing. Norman, the older brother, gave some of his, and he is gaining.
    Mr. and Mrs. Jim Merritt and Mr. and Mrs. H. Watkins attended church in Medford Sunday evening.
    Miss Myrtle Minter's school was out Monday. She has been employed to teach the same school next winter. This surely speaks well of Miss Minter. Her many friends will be pleased to know of her success.
    Thursday, May 19th, is the last day of the Reese Creek school. Miss Greb and Mrs. Davies both have been employed for the coming year. This will be Miss Greb's fourth year at Reese Creek. Her three years at Reese Creek have been successful. She should be commended.
    The light rain Wednesday night was surely appreciated.
Medford Mail Tribune, May 20, 1927, page B1


TRAIL ITEMS
    Mrs. Inch closed a very successful term of school Friday with an entertainment in the evening which everyone enjoyed.
    We are glad to say Mrs. Inch scores the highest of any teacher Trail has had and hope to have her with us next year.
    Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Pritchett and children moved to Grants Pass Sunday to be near Mr. Pritchett's work.
    Mr. Howe is doing some improvement work on his service station, getting ready for the tourist travel.
    Dick Vincent has a crew of men on the Elk Creek road widening and improving it in general.
    Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Ash and Mr. and Mrs. E. Hutchison moved to the Mathews cabin last week, where Mr. Ash and Mr. Hutchison have work for the summer.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Houston were Medford visitors Wednesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Fred Inlow moved to Grants Pass Monday.
Medford Mail Tribune, May 20, 1927, page B3


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    The Civic Club met with Mrs. Boyd out at their orchard home Thursday. The attendance was quite large and a fine time was had by all. The Boyds plan on moving on to their own place near Medford in the near future, which will be a disappointment for their many friends in this community.
    The lower grades enjoyed picnics Thursday but they found it difficult to dodge showers successfully. The intermediate room finally ate their lunch in the old school building, but a good time was had nevertheless.
    The final ball game of the school season was played at Central Point Tuesday and resulted in another victory for Eagle Point. The score stood 11 to 6, but the score is no indication of the close game that it was up to the seventh inning. Radcliff pitched a fine game, striking out twelve men.
    Eagle Point has joined a minor league composed of Rogue River, Central Point and Jacksonville. The first game will take place Sunday, our boys going to Rogue River. We haven't learned the particulars of the personnel of the management of the league, but we are pleased to learn of the organization as it will stimulate interest in baseball in this vicinity.
Medford Mail Tribune, May 22, 1927, page 7


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    The apron and necktie social was quite well attended last Thursday evening and everyone had a good time. The program was fine, and everyone seemed to enjoy it so much, but we did not get a copy so cannot get it here. Miss Greb had the pupils trained so well, each one knew their parts.
    There was only two in the eighth grade class this year, Marsha Caster and Freda Chambers; they attended the graduation exercises at Ashland. Miss Greb took quite sick that day, but is better. She had been working so hard just at the close of the school.
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Caster and family were at the eighth grade exercises at Ashland. They stopped at Talent and visited Mrs. Caster's sister in the afternoon.
    Mrs. J. Stille is quite sick with the flu. Mr. Stille took it first but is some better at the present writing.
    Frank Caster has been suffering with a stiff neck.
    There were only four at the P.T.A. last Friday. It was the day to elect officers. They just decided to leave the old officers in office.
    Last Sunday Reese Creek Sunday school voted to close its session at 11:30 and go to Lost Creek Sunday school for the afternoon, but hearing there is an epidemic of smallpox in the Lost Creek vicinity, the Reese Creek Sunday school will just have their Sunday school as usual. The subject of the Sunday school next Sunday is "Peter Undaunted by Persecution." Memory verse, "We Ought to Obey God Rather than Man." Acts 5:29.
Medford Mail Tribune, May 27, 1927, page 7


TRAIL ITEMS
    Jesse Gaines left Tuesday for Klamath Falls, where he expects to work.
    Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Ash left Wednesday evening by train for Wisconsin and Michigan, where they expect to spend a few months visiting relatives and friends.
    Mrs. Roy Vaughn and Mrs. D. W. Pence were Medford visitors Wednesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Howe spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Ash.
    A. C. Whitworth, E. E. Ash and J. L. Ragsdale are having wells driven. Mr. Chambers of Reese Creek is doing the work.
    Ervin Gray of Elk Creek had the misfortune to get his arm broken (near the wrist) while cranking a Ford car.
    D. W. Pence and Irwin Howe were Sunday visitors at Dr. Kirchgessner's.
    Mrs. John Stille and little daughter are on the sick list.
Medford Mail Tribune, May 27, 1927, page 7


SENIOR BANQUET AT EAGLE POINT SCHOOL EVENT
    EAGLE POINT, Ore., May 26.--One of the outstanding events of the commencement week was the senior class banquet given by the high school and served by the ladies of the P.T.A. Thursday evening. The science room at the high school was beautifully decorated with the class colors, purple and gold, and the guests of the evening included the school board members and all teachers. Thirty-three sat down to the banquet table. William Miller served as toastmaster and various members of the class responded to toasts.
    Friday evening the commencement exercises were held in the Presbyterian church. The church was packed to its capacity for this affair and a very fine program was offered. Dr. Lawrence of Medford gave the address of the evening, which was very entertaining and inspirational as well. Miss Hait of Ashland rendered a splendid piano solo. Miss Ella May Wilson gave a group of violin numbers and several whistling selections also. The local Grange quartet gave a number. Miss Fern Jacks read the salutatorian essay and John Henshaw the valedictory essay, both of which were very well prepared and most interesting to listen to. Mrs. Brown, chairman of the board, presented the diplomas to the class composed of Fern Jacks, John Henshaw, Emily Jones, Hattie Hannaford and Myrtle Jacks. The church was most beautifully decorated with spring flowers and each member of the class was presented with several beautiful bouquets. This class is the first graduating class in Eagle Point, and the various activities of commencement week were very interesting to the community as a whole, and we are very proud of this first class going out of our high school.
Medford Mail Tribune, May 27, 1927, page B1


EAGLE POINT TO PLAY CENT. POINT TEAM ON SUNDAY
    EAGLE POINT, May 28.--The first ball game in the newly organized league resulted in a victory for Eagle Point, the score being 11 to 4. Van Scoy went the full game for Eagle Point and he didn't have to bear down very hard, as the boys were hitting behind him. This game was played at Rogue River and was well attended. Next Sunday is the first home game, the boys playing Central Point. This game should be a good, fast game, and the lovers of baseball should be out and support the team.
    The closing days of the school, among other activities, marked the presentation of athletic letters for the first time in the history of our school. The boys' basketball letters were presented to John Henshaw, Frank Pettegrew, Jack Brophy, Ben Bellows, Tom Simpson.
    Girls' basketball emblems were presented to Lota Henshaw, Ernestine Dahack, Emily Jones, Hattie Hannaford, Mary Hannaford and Josephine Hurst.
    Boys' baseball letters were presented to Ned Forman, John Henshaw, Wm. Miller, Walter Radcliff, Ben Bellows, Jack Brophy, Frank Pettegrew, Tom Simpson, Rudolph Weidman, Robert Simpson, Gerald Ward.
    Our athletic teams made a good account of themselves this year, and the community is back of them and proud of their showing.
Medford Mail Tribune, May 28, 1927, page 8


BROWNSBORO BITS
    Brownsboro school closed Wednesday, the 25th. Those receiving 8th grade diplomas were Eldred Monia and George Hoagland.
    Mrs. W. H. Wright and children attended the clinic at Eagle Point Monday.
    Miss Idella Henry, who has been confined to her bed for the past week with an abscess of the spine, is able to be about again.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker and daughter, Miss Ellen, were Medford business visitors Friday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hansen and son Gerald visited the L. H. Rohrer family at Lake Creek Sunday.
    Mr. Albert Hoagland and cousin Glen Hawkins of Central Point were at Brownsboro Monday and Tuesday.
    Mrs. Edna Monia and family and Mrs. E. H. Tucker and Viola Morris attended the graduation exercises at Ashland Tuesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mayham of Eagle Point have moved to the Spence place across the creek from George Brown's.
    Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Tucker and family were Medford businesses visitors Saturday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Woods have moved on the Keyes place three miles north of Brownsboro.
    Dr. J. C. Hayes was called to the aid of Mrs. W. E. Butler Saturday, who is sick with the flu. She is much improved at this writing.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker and daughter Ellen visited the S. L. Hoagland family in Central Point Saturday.
    Mrs. John Bressie and son Wesley of Medford are visiting friends in this neighborhood this week.
Medford Mail Tribune, June 1, 1927, page 8


FLOREY HOME AT EAGLE POINT IS FIRE DESTROYED
    EAGLE POINT, June 3.--Last Saturday evening occurred the first fire in Eagle Point for several years. The A. J. Florey home burned to the ground. Much of the furniture was saved after the discovery of the fire, and the Rader house close to it was saved without damage. A spray of water from the private system was kept on the Rader house and kept the fire from gaining headway there. This is a severe loss to the Florey family, who have had more than their share of ill fortune this season. The Florey baby was seriously ill for many weeks this winter, and Mrs. Florey is just recovering from a serious illness that has lasted for months, and now they have lost their home with much of their furnishings.
    The ball game Sunday between our boys and Central Point resulted in a defeat for our team, the first this year. The score was close, however, being 7 to 6, and easily should have been a victory if we had been able to have a few of the breaks. With two on in the last inning and one down, we hit into a fluke double play. Carlton pitched a good game for the locals, Forman receiving.
    The Civic Improvement Club will meet at the library Thursday of this week.
    Dr. Morgan is assisting with the daily vacation bible school in session at Butte Falls. He spent all last week there and will continue throughout this week. They have an enrollment of 32 children. We are hoping that one can be held here soon.
Medford Mail Tribune, June 3, 1927, page 3


THEY'RE KEEPING COOL IN EAGLE POINT AREA
    EAGLE POINT, June 3.--Brown's Store has installed the latest equipment for the meat market and built a special room for same. They have a Frigidaire plant which can be regulated to freezing temperatures if wanted. This service has been badly needed in Eagle Point and will be greatly appreciated. They are building their own slaughterhouse and will be equipped to do their own butchering, winter and summer, giving their patrons fresh meat at all times.
    Wehman Van Scoy has also equipped his bungalow with a similar plant. Mr. Dahack has installed a large plant at the Oasis, cooling the refrigerator, root beer barrel and ice cream tubs.
Medford Mail Tribune, June 3, 1927, page 6


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    Mrs. C. E. Bellows, who has been quite sick at the hospital, was able to be moved Tuesday to a private home in Medford. We wish her a speedy recovery.
    Bert Dennis has been sick for a few days.
    Mr. and Mrs. Knight of Bend visited Mr. Cummons over the weekend. They and Mr. Cummons attended church at Grants Pass Sunday.
    Mrs. Olinger visited at Will Shearin's all last week.
    Eli Stille has returned home from California and expects to be home for a while.
    Mrs. L. O. Davidson of Central Point is spending a few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Robertson.
    Mrs. Dora Hess, Mrs. Georgia Hess, Mrs. Anna McCollum and the Misses Esther and Ruth McCollum visited at the Watkins home last Friday.
    Thursday afternoon a few of the ladies gathered at the home of Mrs. W. Engberg in honor of Miss Frances Greb, and presented her with a miscellaneous shower. The afternoon was spent in music and conversation. Mrs. Billy Vestal gave a recitation. Lovely refreshments of sandwiches, cake and cold tea were served by the hostesses, Mrs. Engberg and Mrs. Jacks. The ladies had a lovely time and thanked their hostess and wished Miss Greb very, very much happiness with just enough clouds to appreciate the sunshine. She and her fiancé expect to start east for the summer as soon as they are married. Those present were the Mesdames S. Vestal, T. Vestal, W. Jacks, C. Humphrey, W. Engberg, H. Ball, C. C. Cummons, H. Watkins, J. Greb, M. Smith, T. Rein, E. Brous and the Misses Frances Greb and Sybil Harrill.
    Mrs. J. L. Robertson, Mrs. Lewis Robertson, Mrs. L. O. Davidson, Mrs. Hannaford and the Misses Hattie and Mary Hannaford visited at Paul Robertson's near Prospect Tuesday.
    Shorty and George Cardnell of Waldo took supper at Mr. Balk's Thursday evening.
    Mrs. Davis, the primary teacher, left Thursday morning for her home near Portland. She expected to make a few stops on her way.
    Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bilderback visited at C. Humphrey's Sunday.
    Miss Stella Hannaford visited a few days last week with Miss Fern Jacks.
    We just learned that Mrs. C. E. Bellows was able to be brought home Thursday, although she is far from being well.
    Mrs. Davis and Mr. and Mrs. Engberg visited at the Vestal home Sunday afternoon.
    Children's Day will be observed. Also they expect to have a daily vacation bible school in the near future. Everyone will receive a welcome at Sunday school.
    The Sunday school attendance keeps up very well. The interest is good, and now that Mr. Eli Stille is home there will probably be more young people out. The subject for Sunday school June 5 will be "Peter Preaching to Gentiles." Memory verse: "For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek; for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him." Rom. 10:12.
Medford Mail Tribune, June 5, 1927, page 7


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    There was a very pretty wedding at the Presbyterian church of Medford last Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, when Miss Frances C. Greb of Eagle Point was united in marriage to Adam. M. Miller of Ashland. Miss Greb's brother was best man, her sister Myrtle Smith was maid of honor; the other bridesmaids were Louise Trustee of Ashland, Icelee Brown of Brownsboro and Sybil Harrill of Reese Creek; the flower girls were Evelyn Jacks and Dorothy Vestal. The bride looked lovely dressed in white satin with a draped veil. The groom wore the conventional black. The bridesmaids were all dressed in blue crepe de chine; the little flower girls wore imported blue organdy; the little ring bearer wore a suit of blue serge. Refreshments were served immediately after the ceremony to at least 50 invited guests. The bride and groom were the recipients of many beautiful presents. They left on the 8 o'clock train that evening for Denver, Colo. They expect to visit in Colorado, New Mexico, Minnesota and the Dakotas and probably other places before their return in August. Mrs. Miller has taught the higher grades in the Reese Creek school for the past three years and is also employed for the coming winter.
    Children's Day will be observed at Reese Creek Sunday, June 19. There will also be an all-day meeting that day, the children's program and preaching, also Sunday school. Everyone come and bring your dinner and spend the day. The date is June 19th. The week following will be the daily vacation bible school. Every child is invited to attend and have a good time.
    The subject for Sunday school June 12 will be "Peter delivered from prison." Come and hear how the Lord delivers his people. The golden text, "Many are the affections of the righteous; but the Lord delivereth him out of them all." Psalms 34:19.
    Rev. and Mrs. Stille took dinner with Mrs. Merritt in Central Point Sunday after Sunday school. Rev. Stille preached a funeral sermon there in the afternoon.
    Mrs. John Merritt went to Medford Sunday afternoon. She attended services that night.
   Mr. and Mrs. Will Hammersley visited at the Chas. Humphrey home Saturday night.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ross Wymore of Butte Falls visited at Mr. Humphrey's Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Anderson and children of Ashland visited at Mr. Engberg's Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Will Hammersley visited at Frank Caster's Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Caster called at Mr. Knadler's Sunday evening.
    Miss Mary Knadler of San Jose, Calif., is visiting her brother and family, A. B. Knadler, for a short time.
    Mrs. Howard Raymond and little son Frank, Mrs. Harold Warren and baby and Mrs. Nancy Wilson visited Mrs. Ball Monday.
    Mrs. Charles Humphrey visited Mrs. Vestal and Mrs. Jack Tuesday.
    Mary Jack is spending the week in Medford visiting friends.
    Mrs. Bellows is getting along as well as could be expected. Her back was burned some way while in the hospital, which is very painful.
    Wilford Jacks is working at the Copco plant near Prospect.
    W. Engberg is cutting hay for Chas. Humphrey. This has not been very good haying weather.
Medford Mail Tribune, June 10, 1927, page B3


J'VILLE BEATEN BY EAGLE POINT
    EAGLE POINT, Ore., June 8.--The ball game Sunday resulted in a victory for the home team, defeating Jacksonville by the score of 15 to 9. Layton and Carlton divided the pitching honors for Eagle Point. Our team has lost only one game this season. The season will close for this league with the game June 28.
    The Brown families held a family picnic last Sunday, traveling to the snow line on the Crater Lake Highway. They report a very delightful trip. The families making the trip were Mr. and Mrs. Royal Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Stoner of Ventura, Calif., the honored guests of the occasion, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Holmes, Mrs. Lottie Van Scoy, John Moffett of Medford and Mrs. Guerin of San Francisco.
    Mrs. Floyd Pearce has been quite ill for some time but is now able to be up and on the go again. It is hoped she will be her usual self in a short time. Mrs. Pearce is enjoying a visit with her sister, Mrs. Green from Los Angeles. Mrs. Green is looking after the interests of the Gospel Mission while here.
Medford Mail Tribune, June 10, 1927, page B8



REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    The Sunday school is getting back to normal; there were 50 in attendance last Sunday. The lesson was interesting, on the prayer life of the Christian. A trio, composed of Rev. John Stille, Eli Stille and Olaf Seivertson, sang. The subject of next Sunday's lesson will be "Peter teaches good citizenship." Golden text, "Love worketh no ill to his neighbor." Romans 13:10. Also next Sunday, June 19, children's day will be observed by an all-day meeting. There will be a program and preaching. All are invited. Bring your dinner and spend the day.
    Monday, June 20, the daily vacation bible school will begin and continue through the week. There will also be meetings each evening for everybody.
    Mrs. Moffatt of Des Moines, Ia., arrived this week to visit her daughter, Mrs. C. T. Cummons.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. Watkins took dinner Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Stille.
    Freda Chambers visited Mrs. Ball last week.
    Fern Jacks is helping Mrs. Bellows, who is still very poorly.
    Myrtle Minter and Freda Chambers are thinning fruit at the Antelope orchard this week.
    We agree with the communication of C. H. Billings in the Mail Tribune that the people of Medford and Ashland should refrain from voting on the county unit plan at the spring election.
Medford Mail Tribune, June 17, 1927, page B2


TO CELEBRATE CHILDREN'S DAY AT EAGLE POINT
    EAGLE POINT, June 16.--The Presbyterian church will hold a children's day program next Sunday at the Sunday school hour, from 10 to 11 o'clock. By special arrangement this community is to be permitted to hear Rev. Nelson of the Phoenix church next Sunday at the close of the Sunday school. Dr. Morgan is to preach at Phoenix and Rev. Nelson will be with us. The choir will prepare special music for this occasion and a large attendance is desired at this service. Mr. Nelson is one of the strongest preachers in the valley and has built up a splendid congregation at Phoenix. He will be well worth hearing.
    Jacksonville came out victorious in a hard-fought and well-played game Sunday by the score of 5 to 4. Our team was somewhat crippled to start the game, but played one the best games of the season nevertheless. The games being played in the minor league of this part of Jackson County are most interesting and should draw larger crowds.
    Living quarters are at a premium in Eagle Point again, the apartment of the First State Bank being the only available place at this time. Prof. and Mrs. Davies have recently vacated this apartment and moved into their new home purchased from A. H. Thompson. It is expected that something can be done this fall relative to a water system, in which case several  parties are ready to build houses to rent. Each year a great deal of shifting is necessary to accommodate the families wishing to live in Eagle Point, and it is often necessary for them to seek other locations because of the shortage of living quarters.
Medford Mail Tribune, June 17, 1927, page B6


GRANGE AT EAGLE POINT TO GET A STATE REPORT
    EAGLE POINT, June 23.--Mr. and Mrs. I. R. Kline and Mrs. L. K. Haak have been spending the past week at the state grange meeting at Corvallis. They returned Monday of this week and report a very fine, inspirational meeting. It will be a pleasure to hear their reports at the next Grange meeting.
    The Presbyterian church had a splendid service Sunday morning. The children's day program in the Sunday school hour was very well done and the preaching service, conducted by Rev. Nelson of Phoenix, which followed the program, was a special treat, Mr. Nelson using as his text the words of Paul, "I know whom I have believed," pointed out that with the varied doctrines of the present-day churches, one thing is a sure test of the truth, and that is Jesus Christ. If we live the Christ-like life and improve our knowledge of Christ, we can't go far off the right trail. Mr. Nelson is an inspiring speaker and a clear thinker and we hope for an opportunity to hear him again sometime.
    Tom Simpson had the misfortune of hurting his foot while at work with the brush gang of the Copco workers. He is able to be around some, however, so it is expected he will be on the job again in a short time.
    The ball game to have been played last Sunday by Central Point and our team was forfeited by Central Point. Our boys will take on the Rogue River team next Sunday on our field.
    Mrs. Verta Pruett was injured in such a way as to break her leg Monday while helping with the farm work. She was taken to Medford.
    Rev. John Stille of the Reese Creek district will preach at the Mission church Sunday evening at 8 o'clock. Mr. Stille is a fine speaker and a sound thinker, and it is hoped this community will turn out and give Mr. Stille a full house next Sunday evening. Young people's meeting at 7:00 o'clock. Everyone invited.
    Glen Hurst of Richmond, Cal., has returned for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Hurst, and his many friends in this vicinity.
    Mr. and Mrs. Earl Stoner and little son Jack returned to their home in Ventura, Calif., after spending several weeks visiting the Brown relatives in Eagle Point. Mrs. Stoner is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Royal Brown.
    Mr. and Mrs. Davies left for the summer months last Sunday. Mr. Davies will attend summer school in Eugene, and Mrs. Davies will visit her mother and other relatives in Eastern Oregon.
    Mrs. Lucius Kincaid has gone to Crescent City for a visit with her parents. She will be gone until the first of July.
    The Matlock "roundup" last Sunday proved rather disastrous to one of the young farm hands, who was thrown and severely hurt. He is being cared for at the Matlock home.
Medford Mail Tribune, June 24, 1927, page B3


PERSONAL ITEMS IN EAGLE POINT AND SURROUNDING DISTRICTS
(By W. C. Binckley)
    A large congregation of conglomerate cosmopolites may produce a metropolis, but for real community "atmosphere" one must go the country towns, where individuality is most pronounced and everyone is a larger part of the whole community than he can possibly be in a great city. If you reside in New York, you become only one four-millionth part of the population, while if you live in a town of 200 people you are the 200th part of that place.
    Some people prefer to develop their personality and individuality among their fellows in the smaller towns. They really enjoy life in the little towns and in the country, and cities--large or small--have no attractions for them. Hence we find towns of all sizes with loyal, contented and progressive citizens.
    Such a place I found Eagle Point to appear. It is a town of about 200 population, located on Little Butte Creek, 12 miles north of Medford.
    It received its name when the first post office was established in 1862, on the farm of John Mathews, the first landowner at that point. To the east of town a point of the hill was a favorite nesting place for eagles in the early days. This hill was called Eagle Point, and when a name was needed for the post office, Mr. Mathews selected the name for it, and the town that subsequently grew up around the post office has always borne the name.
    Andrew McNeal was the first postmaster of Eagle Point. The site of the present town was originally Peter Simon's donation claim, and adjoined John Mathews' ranch on the west and south. It is the only post office in the United States that bears the name of Eagle Point.
    Today Eagle Point is the trade center for a large agricultural, horticultural, dairying and livestock country, extending northwest and east for many miles in Jackson County.
    Most of the land under cultivation is irrigated by two systems, the first being the Little Butte Irrigation Company, composed of land owners whose ditches serve more than 800 acres of bottom lands, at actual cost of maintenance. Max GeBauer is president; Wm. Perry, vice president; Harry Ward, secretary-treasurer; Geo. Daley and J. H. Cooley, directors. This company has been organized since the early '80s and all construction costs paid years ago, so that those under the ditches today have only operating costs to pay, from 50 cents an acre to $2.00, the latter sum made necessary by litigation when the company had to fight for their rights in the courts.
    The Eagle Point Irrigation District serves 6,100 acres of irrigable land out of 24,300 acres in the boundaries. Water is taken out of Big Butte Creek at Butte Falls, 22 miles above Eagle Point. There are 18 miles of main canal with a capacity of 77 feet. A line of 2,540 feet of wood stave siphon, with a total head of 320 feet, crosses McNeil Creek. The original bonded debt of the district was $400,000, which has been reduced to $395,000--$5,000 having been paid off. These bonds will be retired in twenty years. The bonds and interest require $35,000 a year. The state guaranteed the interest for five years, amounting to $120,000, payable after 1947. The present total debt of the district at the beginning of 1927 was $519,369, including everything. A levy of $10.50 an acre has been made for this year. The water would cost $3.20 per acre for operation and maintenance. The total crops of the irrigation district last year, on 2,290 acres, was as follows:
Pears, boxes $39,276
Apples, boxes 46,950
Field crops, value 27,903
Garden crops 4,628
Livestock     38,875
    Grand total $134,745
    The total value of the Eagle Point irrigation project is conservatively figured at $1,049,334. J. M. Spencer is secretary and manager, with an office at Eagle Point. O. C. Boggs is president, and Frank Brown and J. H. French are directors. Last year physical improvements were made to the value of $22,733. The increase of livestock raised in the district last year is valued at $17,016. New land seeded amounted to 406 acres, and 77 acres were cleared in the district last year. Twenty new families have located in the district the past year. Mr. Spencer expresses the opinion that the one best bet, on account of the continuous flow of water, guaranteeing an abundance of pasturage in the driest season, March 23 till winter rain last year, is dairying.
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    Eagle Point's school is District No. 9. A new high school building was completed last year at a cost of $15,000. It has four school rooms and two office rooms. The old grade school stands nearby. Five teachers are employed, two in the high school and three in the grades, under charge of Prof. C. E. Davies, principal. The school officers are: Mrs. Nellie Brown, chairman; Mrs. Grove and Mrs. J. M. Spencer. Mrs. Edith Weidman is clerk. The school attendance has been increasing rapidly.
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    The Eagle Point Grange is the fourth largest in the state, enjoying a membership of nearly 200 farmers and their wives. It has been organized a little more than two years, and is extremely active in an educational way, studying legislative and economic problems of the farmer and taxpayer. I. R. Kline is master; A. Mittelstaedt, overseer; Mrs. Gertrude Haak, lecturer; Henry Owens, steward; Roy Smith, assistant steward; Charles Cummons, chaplain, Charles Givan, secretary; George Stowell, treasurer; Mrs. Rosa Smith, lady assistant steward; Mrs. Ida Kent, Ceres; Mrs. Grace Cowden, Flora; Mrs. Henry Ward, Pomona; Mrs. Gertrude Haak, publicity manager and also deputy state organizer for Jackson County. The grange also serves a social aid in bringing the farmers together once a month in a business session, and once a month in a social gathering. The organization is strong financially and is planning the erection of a large and well-appointed grange hall to cost several thousand dollars. Work on this project is progressing satisfactorily and a considerable fund has been accumulated for the purpose. Building will be commenced this fall. The grange has put on a radio program through KQW of California, the farm bureau broadcasting the wonderful natural resources of the Eagle Point district. Inquiries have resulted from this means of publicity from all parts of the United States, and led to the sale of much property in the Eagle Point district. The grange also worked for and put over last spring a good roads program which contemplates the improvement of roads in this vicinity covering a five-year period, and when completed will give the entire neighborhood a system of good roads. The dances given at Jackson Hot Springs by the grange are attended by people from all parts of the valley, and the money realized is put into the building fund.
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    Eagle Point has three houses of worship: A Catholic church served by Father W. J. Maghar of Medford; the Presbyterian church, of which Rev. O. T. Morgan is pastor, and the Full Gospel Mission, built by and in charge of Mrs. Arglee Green.
    A large dance hall on Main Street belongs to Luke Kincaid. Dances are usually given weekly, except in midsummer.
    The Jackson County branch public library is in charge of Mrs. J. F. Brown. It is open Monday and Friday afternoons, and Wednesday evening from 7:30 to 9 o'clock. Seventeen periodicals are subscribed for, but no newspapers are taken. About 300 volumes are on hand and exchanged once a month, so patrons have access to the entire supply in the county library.
    The post office is in charge of W. C. Clements, who has been postmaster since 1914. The former postmaster, S. B. Holmes, is his assistant. Mr. Clements is putting up a new building for post office purposes. The old building will be used as an exchange for the Butte Falls and Eagle Point Telephone Company, also in charge of Mr. Clements.
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    Four star routes run in and out of Eagle Point, to wit: (1) Butte Falls-Derby; (2) Prospect-Trail; (3) Lake Creek-Brownsboro; (4) Climax. The Medford-Prospect stage line passes through. A freight stage is operated between Eagle Point and Medford, and a through line from Medford to Butte Falls. The Medford logging railroad passes through town and two trains daily are operated.
    A free city auto park is maintained on the river bank, below the old covered bridge.
    One of the active agencies for betterment is the Eagle Point Ladies' Civic Improvement Club: Mrs. H. E. Campbell, president: Mrs. A. C. Mittelstaedt, vice president: Mrs. W. H. Brown, secretary and treasurer. The organization was started before the World War, suspended during that struggle but resumed after the armistice. It has now a membership of 30. The ladies look after the park and social affairs and civic improvements.
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    The leading establishment and oldest in the town is the firm of Geo. Brown & Sons, though at present conducted by the three sons of Geo. Brown, J. F., W. H., and R. J. The business was first started by R. H. Brown, an uncle of the present owners, at Brownsboro, and in 1875 moved to Eagle Point. In 1883 George Brown bought his brother's interest and took into partnership his son, J. F. Brown, in 1890. In 1900 another son, W. H., entered the firm, and in 1907, the last son, R. J., bought out his father's interest. It has ever since been conducted by the three brothers. They carry a complete stock of general merchandise, dry goods, shoes, clothing, groceries, fresh meats, etc. They have just installed a Frigidaire cooling system in their grocery.
    The Eagle Point Hardware is conducted by Roy Ashpole, ably assisted by his wife. Full lines of hardware, harness, auto accessories and patent medicines are carried. They have been in business since 1912.
    The First State Bank of Eagle Point was chartered in 1911, with a capital of $15,000. J. Frank Brown is president and H. E. Campbell is vice president and cashier. Frances Campbell and S. H. Butler are assistant cashiers. The bank has claimed the patronage of this part of Jackson County and by a careful and conservative policy has accumulated resources of over $100,000, with deposits of about $85,000.
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             E. C. Faber conducts a grocery and men's furnishing goods store. He started the store last January, one of a chain he maintains at Central Point, Butte Falls, as well as this place. He is assisted by H. S. Chirgwin, who manages the local store. They specialize in home-grown garden produce and fruits.
    A. J. Florey conducts the Bungalow Confectionery, soft drink parlor and pool room.
    George H. Wehman and Lyle Van Scoy own a confectionery and soft drink parlor on Main Street. They have been in business three years.
    Frank Lewis conducts a confectionery, pool and billiard hall on Riverside Drive, near the bridge. He also owns a ranch near town.
    W. L. Childreth is the village blacksmith and horseshoer. He has spent 22 years on the job in Eagle Point.
    Holmes Garage at the corner of Main and Riverside drive is operated by George Holmes. He says he does trucking and runs the garage, service station, repairing, and sells accessories as a side line.
    W. S. Chappell, an old miner, native of Cornwall, England, runs a shoe shop, but can mend harness, string electric wiring, do your plumbing and tell you interesting mining stories of England, Pennsylvania, Alaska, California or Oregon.
    The lumber yards are owned and operated by W. C. Clements and carry the usual stock of building materials.
    H. E. Campbell is mayor of the town and John Smith is town marshal, but there is neither a doctor, lawyer, dentist or undertaker in the town.
    The state has a salmon egg-gathering station up the Little Butte Creek about a mile and a half, in charge of Charles Roadarmel.
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    At the intersection of the Crater Lake Highway and the Eagle Point road, one-fourth mile from town, is located the Oasis Service Station and refreshment stand conducted by Ernest Dahack. F. J. Sinclair has taken over the garage, repair shop and accessories. One of the finest collections of agates in this section may be seen at the Oasis station.
    Just across the road on the east side of the highway stands the Eagle Point Service Station, in its bright green dress, operated by Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Grove. Refreshments, lunches, cold drinks, gas and oil are sold.
    Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Wilson live in the edge of Eagle Point on a ten-acre tract, where they conduct a dairy, and Mr. Wilson runs a milk route to Medford. They have an additional 30 acres of pasture. Milk at present 15 cows. A nice 7-room home with a wide veranda, a big barn, garage and chicken house are the improvements on their town place.
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pearce live in town on 6 acres and operate a small dairy, milking 5 cows. He sells milk in town and cream to the Medford creamery.
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    Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Weidman conduct a dairy farm of 60 acres, 30 on each side of the highway, but at present are milking but 6 cows, having recently reduced their herd by selling 14 cows. They have 18 acres of hillside pasture above the ditch, but the balance of the land is in alfalfa and clover.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ray Harnish have a dairy farm of 30 acres, back of the Oasis Service Station, with 28 acres under cultivation in oats, vetch and clover. Ten cows and 11 sheep are kept. A nice home and big barn are on the place. They have lived there five years.
    Mr. and Mrs. T. T. Taylor bought an acre on the highway near the Oasis station and built a new house last fall. Mrs. Taylor's brother, O. R. Adamson, lives with them.
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    Mr. and Mrs. Lester Throckmorton own a new home on the hillside, to the west of the highway, just being completed. It is one of the best designed and appointed homes I have recently inspected. Built-in features of all kinds are employed, a large living room and dining room, two bedrooms, bath with built-in tub, screened sleeping porch, a kitchen with every convenience with cozy breakfast nook, and a grand view of the entire valley and mountains, electric light and power, and a gravity water system direct from a splendid spring are some of the most salient features. A fine large new barn stands above the house on the 160-acre farm, 44 acres of which are under cultivation. Dairying will be their chief industry. The land is mostly planted to clover. They will milk 10 Jersey cows, separate the cream and sell to the creamery. They will also keep chickens, turkeys and fatten a few hogs. Mr. and Mrs. Throckmorton have lived in the community for eleven years. They have reason to be proud of their new home and farm, and their two interesting children, a girl and a boy. The town lies in the valley in the near foreground, Eagle Point hill overlooking it, and the snowy peak of Mt. Pitt projecting heavenward above the surrounding hills in the background--a scene incomparable.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Smith have a fine place of 34 acres on the hillside near Throckmorton's, with a very pretty cottage of 5 rooms, large screened-in veranda, with climbing vines and roses, a pretty lawn, and a 5-acre orchard of pears adjoining. A big barn sits on the hill back of the house, and a large poultry house stands back a piece. They conduct dairying on a small scale, and have 500 baby chicks and about 250 laying hens. From 26 to 27 acres under irrigation. Mr. Smith says there is a good outlook for the fruit this year. He also says their irrigation system is the best in the whole country.
    Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Huson own 11 acres beside the highway, 4 of which are in a pear orchard, the fruit from which paid more last year than the price he paid for the land. They came here a year ago last December from Nebraska, bought the land, built a house, garage and barn. They keep two cows and own a team. Mr. Huson says they like this country the best of any they ever lived in.
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    The Sunnyside Hotel has been conducted by Mrs. Sarah E. Howlett since 1911, when it was established by Mr. and Mrs. Howlett, who continued to operate it together until three years ago, when Mr. Howlett passed away. He was correspondent for the Mail Tribune for many years, and his unique style and droll expressions won for "Eagle Point Eaglets" a statewide fame. Since his death Mrs. Howlett, though well advanced in years, has carried on and the Sunnyside enjoys an enviable reputation as a hostelry, for its superior cuisine and peaceful quietude--a mighty good place to eat and sleep. It stands in the northeast part of town on the banks of Little Butte Creek, and the gurgling waters flowing over the rapids of that pretty stream lulls one to peaceful slumber. Mrs. Howlett gives her personal attention to each guest and presides over the culinary department as well. She is assisted in her duties by neighbors during the rush hours. Her daughter Hattie lives at the hotel with her mother. The hotel is a two-story frame and contains 17 guest rooms. A fine garden adjoining supplies all kinds of fresh vegetables. The Sunnyside is famous over a large territory of Southern Oregon.
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    F. A. Whaley has a fine garden right in town, with every variety of vegetable thriving. He claims you can grow anything in this soil and get large yields.
    Eagle Point farmers have taken prizes for the past three consecutive years at the county fair, for farm products. Every time they competed at a fair, they never failed to take premiums.
Medford Mail Tribune,
June 25, 1927, page 5


ITEMS ABOUT BROWNSBORO PEOPLE
(By W.C. Binckley)
   Brownsboro is on the site of the first settlement of white men in Oregon. Trappers for the Hudson Bay Company operated in the valley before Oregon was claimed by the United States. Henry Brown settled in the valley in 1852, but returned to his former home in Wisconsin in 1858 or 1859, and brought back with him his four brothers, Robert, George, William and Richard, their mother and a sister, reaching Oregon in 1860. He acquired by homesteading, preempting and purchase 3000 acres of land along the valley of Little Butte Creek, extending from the present site of Brownsboro up the valley a distance of six miles. The other brothers also acquired lands in the valley, most of it still owned by their heirs. Today here is little that can be called a town, as there is but one store and a service station, post office and a schoolhouse.
    The school is known as District No. 39 and has a residence for the teacher. The school board is composed of Wm. H. Hansen, chairman; Earl Tucker and Louis Blaess. Carl Bieberstedt is clerk.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Wright came to this country from Montana last fall and bought 15 acres of land, with the store and post office at Brownsboro, and in addition to these enterprises they conduct a service station and serve refreshments. It is Mr. Wright's intention to establish a muskrat farm on his place as soon as he can get the matter lined up.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker own 280 acres and have been conducting a dairy farm, but are now changing from cows to sheep. At present they have but 45 head of sheep and a few cows. They are old residents of the valley.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. M. Hansen are operating a dairy farm of 130 acres and raising beef cattle as well. They live in an old home sitting back from the road with a fine lawn in front and some flowers growing about the yard. At present they are milking but eight cows. They have lived there for nine years, and like the valley.
    William Gibson has a nice place on the road above Brownsboro, devoted to cattle and sheep raising. A neat house, big barn and tank house are on the place.
    Mr. and Mrs. George Brown own a very attractive farm with a neat residence. Their place consists of 1,400 acres of bottom and hill lands devoted to stock raising and dairying. They are now milking 13 cows. A small family orchard is kept. Mr. and Mrs. Brown have a family of five daughters. He was born on the place, part of the old Brown estate.
    Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton Fox are occupying the farm of Walter Wolfskill and caring for the place during the absence of the owner, due to sickness. They moved on the farm this past week. It is a very nice place with an orchard.
    Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Charley have a ranch of 1,200 acres on which they are raising stock, hay and grain. Forty acres are planted to wheat. A comfortable home and necessary outbuildings are found, and a garden for family use is planted. Grade and registered Herefords are raised, about 200 head being kept fattening on the farm crops at all times. They mild seven cows. Mr. Charley was raised on the place and very naturally knows of no place more attractive to him. It is part of the old Brown estate.
    The schoolhouse of District No. 65 stands by the road just above the Charley ranch. Floyd Charley is chairman of the board of directors and Mabel Brown is clerk. Mrs. I. L. Bradshaw and George Brown are also directors.
    Mr. and Mrs. Lee Bradshaw are prominent in the affairs of Little Butte Creek Valley. They have a fine ranch of 160 acres on the creek, both sides, but their fine large home is located on the south bank of the creek. Growing and fattening stock is the chief industry on the ranch and all feed raised is marketed in the form of fat beef cattle. They usually have between 400 and 500 head of cattle on the place and pastures. Both Mr. and Mrs. Bradshaw were raised in the valley and could not be lured to any other place for a permanent home.
    I found no one home at Louis Blaess' or J. A. Woods'.
    Coming back down the valley I found the place of Ralph Bieberstedt, who has his uncle living with him. They had the misfortune to lose their home by fire on Sunday evening, June 5th, and are now preparing to rebuild. He has 200 acres on which he grows grain, hay and corn, and has a good orchard.
    Mr. and Mrs. William Butler own 160 acres and conduct a dairy farm and have a few sheep and hogs. A nice home and a big barn are on the place, and Mrs. Butler has some pretty flowers growing about the house. It is known as the old Benton Bowers place, but Mr. and Mrs. Butler have been living on it for the past 14 years. Some fine wheat is maturing, and a nice field of oats was noted. Mr. Butler says he can grow as much to the acre on his place as any in the valley.
    Mr. and Mrs. Halleck Ball live on 140 acres three miles up the creek from Eagle Point. They are practicing general farming and raising hogs. They have been on the place but three years but are well satisfied with it.
    Mrs. Jacob Monia has a ranch of 160 acres on the south bank of Little Butte Creek, with 30 acres under the irrigation ditches and the balance in pasture. She conducts a dairy farm, raises cattle, hogs, turkeys and chickens. She milks about 30 cows and ships her cream to Medford.
Medford Mail Tribune, June 25, 1927, page 5


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    The all-day meeting Sunday was fairly well attended; seventy at the Sunday school hour; others came afterwards. The messages were good, both morning and afternoon. Rev. Randall gave the message in the forenoon as he had to go beyond Butte Falls in the afternoon to organize a Sunday school. His message was on the Spirit-filled life. If one is filled with the pleasures this world give or anything of the kind, they cannot be filled with the Spirit. They must be emptied of selfish motives, etc. "Be filled with the Spirit," Eph. 5:18. Rev. Randall gave a very short talk, as most of the morning was taken up with the Sunday school. The dinner and social hour was enjoyed by all, it being warm enough to eat under the trees. In the afternoon was the Children's Day program:
    Song by school--"The Home Over There."
    Song by Merle Davidson.
    Recitation--"Ready for Children's Day," Thomas Shearin.
    "Thy Will and the Way," Stewart Shearin.
    "The Legend of the Twilight Bell," Maurice Jacks.
    Song--"Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam," by primary class.
    An exercise, "Victory," by the Sunbeam class.
    Song by the Crandall children, after which little Clara sang it alone.
    "Your Mission," Beulah Waddell.
    "It is Children's Day," Asa Chambers.
    Rev. Stille gave the message, taking the text; Psalm 106:15; "And He gave them their request, but sent leanness into their soul." God does hear the prayer of his people. Sometimes they get the very thing they ask; sometimes they are like little children in their desires, asking the Lord for that which he knows would be harmful. If he should grant some things it would mean leanness in our soul.
    Recitation, "Baking Day," Mary Jacks.
   "Three Wonderful Children's Days," by three girls.
    Song--"Jesus Loves Me," Sunbeam class.
    Recitation, "The Children's Sabbath Day," Freda Chambers.
    Recitation, "The Bible," Amy Chambers.
    "The Light of God's Word," by five children.
    "A Child's Prayer," Earla Chambers.
    Song by Grace Merritt and Rev. J. and Eli Stille, "The Savior for Me."
    A talk by Miss Christiani on the Daily Vacation Bible School.
    Another song by Rev. J. and Eli Stille and Grace Merritt.
    The Children's Vacation Bible School has been this week all day. It will close Friday. Rev. Randall gave Bible talks each night. He talked on the Creation the first two evenings.
    Mrs. Cummons has not been well all week; has rheumatism or something in her feet.
    The regular school election was held Monday afternoon in the schoolhouse. Two directors were elected for three years and one for one year, also a clerk for one year. W. B. Dennis was elected director for three years; T. J. Pullen was elected director for one year and Mrs. W. Engberg was elected clerk for one year.
    Arthur Allen got a pitchfork run into his hand Monday morning while helping put hay at the Wilfley orchard.
    Mrs. W. E. Hammond arrived Tuesday morning from St. Louis. Her man friends will be glad to welcome her. Mr. Hammond expects to come in July.
    Mr. and Mrs. Van Slyke are visiting at James Merritt's for a few days this week.
    Mrs. Lewis Robertson visited at Mr. Knadler's Sunday.
    Mrs. J. Stille has been suffering with the hay fever.
    Myrtle Minter and Fern Jacks are among those who are thinning fruit at the Alta Vista this week.
Medford Mail Tribune, June 25, 1927, page 6

PERSONAL ITEMS AND PROSPERITY
ALONG CRATER LAKE HIGHWAY

(By W. C. Binckley)
    After crossing the so-called "desert," a stretch of a few miles of thin soil that is not watered by irrigation, one driving north out of Medford on the Crater Lake Highway comes to Antelope Creek and its rich valley land, with many prosperous and productive farms. Limited time and means of transportation curtailed my explorations and personal observation, but I was well informed that many of those farms, that have remained in the same family for two or three generations, have yielded abundantly.
    On the hill overlooking the valley stands the old Cingcade home, the property of Mrs. David Cingcade, and occupied by her sons and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cingcade. It is a large two-story frame house, painted white, and near by is a large barn and other outbuildings. While it is still referred to as the old Tinkham ranch, it has been in the Cingcade family for 44 years. The place embraces 280 acres, utilized for diversified farming. The ranch was one of the pioneer "donation claims," as they were known in early days. The farm is irrigated by pump from the waste water of Antelope Creek. Grandma Cingcade lives in a neat cottage in Eagle Point.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Riley live on 40 acres on Antelope Creek, and milk 12 cows. A good new house and a big barn are on the place. Mr. Riley was born in Jackson County in 1858, and Mrs. Riley is also a native of Oregon.
    Crossing Antelope Creek you come to Little Butte Creek. In the rich valley of this creek I spent most of my time, recorded in other articles. On the south side of the valley near the highway lies the fine farm of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Young, who have a fine large home on their 160-acre farm. Near the house are some large bearing apple trees that were set out more than 75 years ago, in the early '50s. The farm is used chiefly for growing hay and wheat. A large barn and substantial outbuildings are used. About 300 White Leghorn chickens are kept.
    Further up the creek, on the old road leading into Eagle Point is the fine home of Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Mittelstaedt, a 2-story frame house, with a front porch enclosed by screening and festooned with Virginia creeper, a fine lawn and flowers. A big barn is also standing on the place, which embraces 23 acres, planted to alfalfa. At present the farm supports but six milk cows. Mrs. Mittelstaedt has a flock of 250 White Leghorn chickens, but at the present price for eggs poultrymen are not very enthusiastic.
    Returning to the Crater Lake Highway, we will cross the Little Butte Creek, pass the Oasis service station and the side road to Eagle Point, and proceed northward.
    Mrs. S. E. Hart lives alone on her place of 80 acres where she has made her home for the past fifty years. She rents the land to tenants, but has not had much returns in recent years, she says.
    Rolly Mathews has his stock farm on the right of the highway, just beyond the Hart home. I did not find him at home.
    On the left of the highway, where a road turns to the Rogue River, is the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Mathews. He owns altogether in three tracts 996 acres, and specializes in raising market cattle, Herefords being his favorites. Nothing raised from the land is sold, but fed to stock and thus marketed. Mr. Mathews was born at Eagle Point and has resided on his farm for 34 years. He is a son of John Mathews, one of the earliest settlers in the Little Butte Creek valley. Mr. Mathews informed me that in early days he had seen as many as one hundred Indian squaws digging camas bulbs which they used to make bread, on what is now a part of his ranch, where the Indians used to camp each year. They came to hunt deer, antelope and bear, and catch salmon, which they smoked for winter supplies. Mr. Mathews has two crude stone mortars that the Indians employed to pulverize camas in. He says the Indians that visited them in those days were known as Diggers.
    Adjoining the Mathews ranch on the west is the fine large orchard of W. H. Crandall, which has been christened "Wyowa Place." This orchard covers 38 acres and is planted to apples, pears, peaches, apricots, and some plums. Among the varieties of apples he raises Mr. Crandall mentioned Yellow Newtown Pippins,  Spitzenberg, Arkansas Black, Black Twig, Grimes' Golden, Yellow Bellflower, Stark's Golden Delicious, and Crandall's "Mystic." This latter is an unclassified variety, like Topsy--just growed. When he bought the various varieties 17 years ago and set out his orchard, among the different kinds that had been shipped were specimens of this mystic tree. They all grew and are scattered through the orchard. It is a fine tree, unaffected by blight, and the fruit is superior in quality. No horticulturist has been able to identify it, so Mr. Crandall has to give it a name. Of pears, he raises Bartletts, D'Anjous, Winter Nelis and Bosc. He also raises apricots and has four kinds of peaches growing on the place, viz.: Crawfords, Albertas, Tuscan Clings, and Strawberry peaches. Two or three varieties of plums are also grown. Last year, a dry year, without irrigation, the place produced 8,000 boxes of apples, 2,200 boxes of pears, a large quantity of peaches, and some plums and apricots. Mr. Crandall says he is above the frosts and has never lost a crop of apples or pears in his 17 years on the place.
    Proceeding out the highway, the place on the right is Clarence Eakin's. Clarence was not at home but I met his brindle bulldog. The dog is a pretty good bluffer.
    E. E. Printzhouse has a small place with a new cabin on the left side of the highway. A stable and chicken house have been erected and a garden and flowers planted. He has accumulated a large pile of agates in his yard.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Printzhouse bought 20 acres last fall for general farming and have built themselves a cabin. Their land is under irrigation for the most part.
    Last August Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Eakin came here and bought ten acres on the highway for general farming. Part of their land is under irrigation.
    Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Eakin purchased 20 acres a year ago last March, cleared it and built a neat cottage. Only 5 acres are under the irrigation ditch, but they intend to use that for garden truck, and also plant corn.
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Smith moved onto their place only a few weeks ago and live in a neat new cottage. They have 20 acres of land, some of which has been planted to corn. They are going to raise some chickens. Mr. Smith works for a lumber company.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Benson and son Jack have a place of ten acres bought last September, and on which they are developing a new home. The land was all covered with brush and had to be cleared. Mr. Benson and son work for the Copco. A cabin for the family has been built.
    Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Roberts have six acres and intend to start a poultry ranch. A cabin has been built. Mr. Roberts is patrolman for the Crater Lake Highway from Trail to Medford.
    Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Maynard bought 14 acres last summer, built a cabin, dug a well and put up a chicken house. They will start a poultry farm. When bought the land was covered with timber, most of which has been cleared off. Mr. Maynard works in Medford.
    Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Pullen live on six acres on the highway opposite Plaza Garden. They have a new two-room cottage, a big new barn, a chicken house, about 200 chickens and two cows. They have been on the place only since last August. It is their ambition to possess a poultry and dairy farm.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Roberts and son have a fine new home just beyond Plaza Garden, on 40 acres along the highway. An 80-acre homestead back on the hill also belongs to them. It is their ambition to make a dairy and stock farm. Three years ago the place was covered with timber and there were no fences. Now it is all cleared, with a good fence enclosing the land, a new house, big barn, and chicken house. A nice garden is growing and the land is all in alfalfa. The family is from Missouri and Oklahoma, but have lived in the vicinity since 1913.
    "Plaza Garden" on the Crater Lake Highway is a new station, 15 miles from Medford, established less than a year ago by Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Shearin. A store, service station and refreshment stand have been put up. In summer time they will specialize in selling home-grown fruits, vegetables and melons of their own raising and of their neighbors'. Mr. Shearin saw the place about two years ago and bought a 40-acre tract along the highway, all of which he has disposed excepting 15 acres. This place is the center and nucleus of a small colony that has settled on the highway during the past year or two, and there will be many more to follow. Mr. and Mrs. Shearin are Ohio people, but good Oregon boosters.
Medford Mail Tribune, June 26, 1927, page B6


PERSONAL ITEMS AND PROSPERITY
ALONG CRATER LAKE HIGHWAY
    There may be other valleys in Oregon as rich and as fascinating as that of Little Butte Creek, right here in Jackson County, but I have never visited any. The land is rich, the water plentiful, the climate delightful (when it is not raining) and the scenery--well, not exactly sublime but inspiring, enthralling, beautiful.
    The front street in Eagle Point--the old highway--I have rechristened Riverside Drive, for that is what it really is. It follows the creek right through town and out into the country for miles. It is adapted for a boulevard or speedway, and there are very few crossroads or intersections to be found in eight miles. The attractive homes along this drive right in Eagle Point are worthy a separate article in the paper.
    Mr. and Mrs. Gus Nichols live in a very pretty residence in the edge of town. Their home is a story and a half bungalow style, painted brown, with green roof, has a cobblestone veranda and a cobblestone wall or fence in front of the place. A conspicuously large black walnut tree grows in the corner of the front yard, but a still larger one--said to be the largest in the valley--is growing in the back yard. In addition to their town home, Mr. and Mrs. Nichols own a ranch on Salt Creek. Mr. Nichols is a stock-buyer.
    Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Smith have a ranch of 160 acres. Dairying and poultry receive their attention. Ten cows are being milked and 300 or 400 White Leghorn chickens are kept. Their home near the edge of town is conspicuous for its fine large weeping willow growing by the front fence.
    Max GeBauer, who lives in Medford, owns a dairy ranch covering 200 acres, 143 of which is under irrigation. He maintains sixty dairy cows on the ranch and is now milking 45 or 50. The cream is separated and sent to Medford. A good residence and a large new red barn are on the place. The house is surrounded by stately locust trees of great age.
    Fred Frideger, who lives in Medford, has a pear orchard of 21 acres on the road to Brownsboro, where we are traveling in this article.
    Frank Lewis has a ranch of six acres on which he feeds 5 milk cows. He has a business in Eagle Point, but loves his ranch best.
    Mr. and Mrs. Joe Moomaw live on 3 acres in a neat home. They keep 3 cows, and will build a new barn soon.
    Mr. and Mrs. William Perry own 22 acres, with two houses. He is raising alfalfa and has a fine orchard. Mr. Perry is supervisor of three road districts. He has made improvements on and in his house. Besides a new coat of paint, it has been remodeled inside, a water system or installed with electric pump and a well, a bath put in. There is a fine lawn and flowers in the front yard, a hedge and hedge arch over the front gate. A big barn and good outbuildings are on the place. All his land is under the Little Butte Irrigation Company ditches.
    Old Mr. Daley has a delightfully pretty home on the side of the road, but his inborn modesty prevented him from telling me anything about it--so I will say nothing!
    A place with a house on either side of the road, big barn, a profusion of flowers in the front yard, orchards and hay fields, all on 160 acres, is the property of Mr. and Mrs. L. K. Haak. Orchards and dairying are the  leading interests on this farm, but Mrs. Haak conducts a rabbitry in which she raises chinchillas and New Zealand Reds. She lays claim to the finest stock in the valley and cannot satisfy the demand for her rabbits. Mr. and Mrs. Haak came from Michigan in 1908, owing to the failing health of Mr. Haak, but they would rather live in Little Butte Valley than any place on earth. Mrs. Haak grows every known perennial flower that can be found in the valley. She is an active officer in the local and state grange.
    A farm of 140 acres belonging to J. H. Cooley, of which 40 acres are given to an orchard, is being farmed by Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Caster. One hundred acres are used to produce feed for cattle, which are marketed as beef stock.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Ward conduct the former Eagle Point orchard--a farm of 126 acres, used for apples and pears, but principally for dairy cows and quite a number of pigs. They raise alfalfa and garden truck. Six acres are still planted to pears and eight to apples. Their place is reached by a bridge across the creek--the first one above town.
    G. W. Daley has a fine large farm with a big barn and a neat new home. Dairying and fruit farming engages his attention. I found no one at home when I called.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Philbrook came up here from San Diego County, California, and on the first of last February bought the Fred Johnson farm, 20 acres of which is a pear orchard. The farm consists of 100 acres of land and has a fine new house, new garage and stable. Alfalfa will be raised, as well as fruit, garden truck and melons.
    For the past year and a half, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Bitterling have been living on the A. C. Ratcliffe place, which they bought. It contains 65 acres, on which they are practicing diversified farming. Mrs. A. C. Ratcliffe, the mother of Mrs. Bitterling, lives in a neat new little cabin on the place.
    Crossing the creek and climbing a winding road through an oak grove that covers the hillside, after half a mile hike came to the residence and warehouse on the "Butte Creek Orchards" land. This place covering in all 320 acres of which 35 are set out to pears, 80 to apples (Newtowns and Spitzenberg), and 35 put into alfalfa, is the property of R. L. Hunstock of Los Angeles, and the crop is being looked after by the American Fruit Growers Association. H. L. Gonyon is manager for the latter and is taking care of the growing and packing of the crops. Some of the trees are over 20 years old. D'Anjou and Bartlett pears are grown. Two residences, a large packing house, pump house and two tanks, barn, and machine house are among the improvements. Two Hayes spray rigs are used. Four men are now employed, but this force will be doubled when thinning begins. The first cutting of alfalfa has been made. Mr. Gonyon informed me that the fruit is looking good and a heavy crop is expected. Last year the orchard produced 8,000 boxes of apples, 1,400 boxes of Bartletts and 2,200 boxes of D'Anjous. The panoramic view--with Medford in the distance 12 miles away, the Rogue River Valley to the west, top of Table Mountain to the southwest, the peak of Mt. Pitt to the east, the Siskiyous to the south--is an incomparable sight from the residence of the Butte Creek orchards.
    Up the valley 2½ miles above Eagle Point, on the banks of Little Butte Creek, and right by the roadside, stands the cottage home of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Phillips, owners of "Meadowbrook Ranch," a place of 155 acres. Between the road and the house a fine little brook flows--hence the name. The cottage is surrounded by trees and climbing roses. A big barn and fine silo are nearby. Two or sons help them to operate a dairy and milk the ten cows. Hogs and turkeys are also being raised--in fact Mrs. Phillips is developing one of the finest and largest flocks of Mammoth Bronze turkeys in the neighborhood. She expects to have 500 this summer. The family has been on the place but two years in July. They came up from Tulare County, Calif.
    Mr. and Mrs. Carl Esch have a ranch of 280 acres near the mouth of Antelope Creek, on which they are raising poultry, conducting a dairy and practicing diversified farming. Their place is but 2½ miles from Eagle Point. They milk ten cows, and keep registered Holstein cattle. Commodious buildings are on the place for all uses, and a fine house is occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Esch.
    Mr. and Mrs. Sam Johnson have a large ranch near the mouth of Antelope Creek and conduct dairying and diversified farming and raise chickens, having increased their stock by the addition of 500 young chicks. They have 80 acres in their place.
    Pote Brothers are the owners of the Linn orchards, covering 26 or 30 acres. These orchards were bought by the present owners from James M. Linn in 1926. He set out the trees in 1922, among them 600 young apricots, the largest and only apricot orchard near Eagle Point. Last year nearly twenty tons of apricots were harvested in this orchard, but this year the crop was pretty badly damaged by frost. The owners expect a big pear crop this year, to help make good the losses on apricots.
    About twelve miles up Little Butte Creek is the ranch of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Meyer, consisting of 860 acres. It is a stock ranch and hay is raised and sold in the form of livestock and beef cattle. Their two sons, Edward and Herman, live with them and have additional land adjoining, which they operate in conjunction with their father. All the places have adequate and substantial buildings.
    "Alta Vista Orchard" on the highway, comprising 120 acres of land, is the property of C. A. Knight of Medford, under charge of J. C. Spencer as manager. In
addition to fruit, a large amount of alfalfa is produced annually from the place.
    The Wilfley Orchards embrace 120 acres of land, and more than 100 acres are planted to fruit trees. It is one of the best and oldest orchards in the valley. Bosc pears and apples are raised, some of the finest in Jackson County. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Wilfley are the owners of this fine place. Two fine residences and large packing houses, barns, machine house, etc. have been erected. The owners may justly feel proud of the fine place.
    A new enterprise that has sprung up recently is the "Snowy View" service station and store on the highway, five miles out from Medford, and three miles from Central Point, at the junction of the two roads. This new station is owned by Dr. I. D. and D. E. Phipps, and is in charge of the latter. A building 20 by 50 feet is being erected to accommodate the cook house, recreation room and shower bath to be added. A store and service station have already been built. They contemplate laying out a 9-hole golf course as well and the erection of cabins and a camp ground for tourists. They carry a stock of campers' supplies, refreshments, oil, gas and accessories.
    Opposite the "Snowy View" service station and store, Grant Matternick conducts an oil station. "Snowy View" is very appropriate for the name of the station, as in view of Mt. Pitt's snowy peak shows to the east. 
Medford Mail Tribune, June 28, 1927, page 6


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    Mrs. Jim Merritt visited relatives and friends in Medford a few days this week.
    Mrs. Emma Merritt, George and Billy of Central Point visited at Mr. Stille's Sunday afternoon.
    Marshall Minter of Reese Creek and Miss Ula Davis of Carlton, Oregon, were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents Saturday at high noon. They expect to be home to their many friends in a few days. The groom is well known and has many friends, having lived at Reese Creek most of his life. The bride taught school at the Central school last winter. Their many friends will welcome them home.
    Miss Grace Merritt visited with Mrs. Stille Wednesday.
    Mrs. Mantie Courtney is suffering with a bad cold, as are also Mr. and Mrs. Vestal and Mr. and Mrs. Jacks.
    The Daily Vacation Bible School is over; it lasted just one week. Miss Christiani of Grants Pass was the teacher, while Mrs. Cummings and Mrs. Robertson were the helpers. The children surely did well during the length of time. One should have been to the schoolhouse Friday evening and heard the children to have appreciated what they are doing. Below is a program of the evening.
    Songs, "Jesus Loves Me," also "Little Sunbeam," by the children. "The Beatitudes," from memory by Edison Crandall. Psalm 117 by Edwin Crandall. Bible verses by four beginners. Story of "Abraham," by Maurice Jacks. The class sang some choruses, some of which were the books of the Bible in song, both the Old and New Testament, and "I Belong to Jesus," "It's a Good Thing to Be a Christian," "Jesus Died for All the Children," "We Will Gather in the Children," and others.
    Also, Psalm 119:18, Evelyn Jacks. An exercise by three girls, Psalm 23, Charles Cummings. The Apostles, Cora Crandall, Mark 1:10,11, the primary. Romans 10:9, Mary Jacks. The Ten Commandments, junior class. Song, "Little Feet Be Careful," after which Rev. Randall gave a short talk, Isaiah 7:14: "Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign; Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel, that is God with us. Jesus paid the price of the most heinous crime. You people will accept the gift."
    Rev. Stille talked Sunday morning awhile on "Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men." Matt. 4:19. He preached in Eagle Point at the Mission church Sunday night.
    Mrs. Ball has been confined to her bed for a few days, but is better at present.
Medford Mail Tribune, July 1, 1927, page B4


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    Miss Bernice Berger, of Central Point, will preach at the Mission in Eagle Point Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. Young people's meeting at 7 o'clock p.m. Everyone invited.
    Marsh Garrett submitted to an operation this week and is recovering nicely at the last reports. Mr. Garrett has been suffering at times for a good many years, and it will be good news to his many friends to know that he is fully recovered from this trouble.
    The H. E. Campbell family are enjoying a fine new Frigidaire plant in their home. This makes the fourth plant to be installed in Eagle Point this summer.
    The election day dinner given by the Presbyterian ladies was a huge success. All the aprons were sold and the splendid chicken dinner served nearly every family in the community.
    The meeting of the Civic Club at Mrs. Pruett's lively farm home was one of the most enjoyable held during the year. Mrs. Chamberlain of Ashland, president of the Southern Oregon Federation, was the guest of the club at this meeting and gave a most interesting talk on the club work and its progress. There were about thirty ladies present, and Mrs. Pruett's lovely yard and large comfortable room was an ideal place to entertain them.
Medford Mail Tribune, July 1, 1927, page B6


BROWNSBORO BITS
    Numbers of cars of fishers and picnickers were seen camped along Little Butte Creek Sunday and Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hall of Santa Rosa, Calif., visited friends in this vicinity Sunday.
    Among the business visitors in Medford from Brownsboro Saturday were Mrs. H. W. Wright, Wm. Swaim, Ralph Tucker and Miss Ellen Tucker.
    Virgil Tucker received a broken arm Monday evening when he was kicked by a horse. He was rushed to Medford for care and is getting along quite well at this writing.
    Mr. and Mrs. George Henry and Joe Henry spent Monday on Rogue River fishing.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. Nelson and son Carl visited Mrs. Nelson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Henry, and they also attended the rodeo at Lake Creek Sunday afternoon.
    Lloyd Tucker and William Head of Klamath Falls are visiting the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker.
    Mr. and Mrs. Earl Tucker and family and Mrs. E. H. Tucker made a business trip to Medford Tuesday.
    Harry Anning and children and Miss May Tucker and Leland Dysinger spent Sunday and Monday at the Ralph Tucker home.
Medford Mail Tribune, July 8, 1927, page B3


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    EAGLE POINT, July 13.--The Mission will conduct a daily vacation bible school beginning July 25th and lasting for eight days. Rev. Randall of Medford, the missionary for the union Sunday school in this district, will have charge of the school, and a helpful and interesting time is a helpful and interesting time is anticipated by all the boys and girls in attendance. All the children of this community are invited to attend whether they belong to this Sunday school or not.
    The Presbyterian Sunday school will continue throughout the summer, but the preaching service will be discontinued through the month of August. Dr. Morgan will have his vacation in August and everything will start off with a bang the first Sunday in September.
    H. J. Devanney and family are visiting at the home of Mrs. Devanney's parents, Mr. and Mrs. McDonald. The Devanneys are well known here, Mr. Devanney being cashier of the local bank several years ago. They are now located in Portland.
Medford Mail Tribune, July 14, 1927, page 7


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    The Sunday school elected officers last Sunday for six months. The following were elected: Superintendent, Tom Pullen; assistant, C. L. Cummons; secretary and treasurer, W. H. Crandall; pianist, Eli Stille; librarian, Edison Crandall and Charles Cummons. The teachers remained the same.
    There were 46 at Sunday school. Mr. and Mrs. Potts and Mr. and Mrs. Seivertson were at Sunday school. The subject for Sunday school next Sunday: "Samuel Anoints David." The golden text, "Let no man despise thy youth, but be thou an example of the believers, in work, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity." 1 Timothy, 4:12. Mr. Seivertson sang a solo, "Jesus Will Hold Me Up," which was well received.
    Mrs. Tom McClung, Miss Jean Turnbull and Mr. Jim McClung, all of Marshfield, Oregon, visited at Mr. Brous' Sunday night.
    H. Ball left Wednesday morning for near Hornbrook, where he will do some carpenter work for the Copco company.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ball had company last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wallace McDowell and children of Carlton, Oregon, A. P. Barrow of Chico, Cal., visited at H. Watkins' last week.
    Mrs. S. Vestal visited Mrs. Williams of Central Point a few days last week.
    There was born to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bilderback last Wednesday at the Purucker home a daughter. They are doing nicely and expect to be home Saturday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Minter arrived home last week, and a number of the friends and neighbors, about 74, gathered in one evening and gave them a charivari, after which they had a good social time, wishing Marshall and his wife a long and happy married life.
    While some people were burning trash Tuesday afternoon on the Hammel ranch the wind rose and the fire got beyond control, causing quite an exciting time. It burned some timber and underbrush on the Hammel ranch, but a good many of the neighbors gathered in and had it under control before midnight, so that there was no great damage done. The week before there was also a fire out near the Ball home, but neighbors soon got that out also. It does not pay to be careless with fire this dry weather.
Medford Mail Tribune, July 15, 1927, page 5


TRAIL ITEMS
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Middlebusher of Centralia, Wn., returned home Monday, after spending two weeks visiting friends and relatives at Trail and Medford. Mr. and Mrs. Middlebusher were formerly of Trail, Ore.
    Mrs. Vern Smith is the proud mother of a fine baby girl.
    Jack Zimmerlee is hauling hay for E. E. Ash this week.
    News from Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Ash from the East is that it is very warm and sultry there and that they will be glad to be back in Oregon again.
    Wesley Ragsdale is helping George Fisher with the assessment work on the Cinnabar mine, across the river from Trail.
    Bill Nelson was a Medford visitor Wednesday.
    George Howe and grandson, Robert Dickey of Centralia, Wn., and Irvin Howe motored to Crater Lake Monday. They report the roads in very good condition and the lake beautiful, as always.
    Miss Wanda Joy Howe spent a delightful afternoon with Mrs. Albright Monday afternoon.
    Mr. Chambers and Mr. Learned have had to give up getting water at J. L. Ragsdale's. They have been drilling for several weeks but find an odd and very hard formation of rock.
    Miss Gwendolyn Houston is assisting Mrs. Fred Middlebusher for a few weeks.
    Mrs. Una Inch of Medford was a Trail visitor Wednesday, also Miss Margaret Van Scoyoc.
Medford Mail Tribune, July 15, 1927, page B2


BROWNSBORO BITS
    Haying is again in progress in this vicinity.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Henry motored to Medford Saturday.
    Little Virgil Tucker, who has a broken arm, is reported to be improving.
    Lloyd Tucker, who has been visiting with his parents, returned to Klamath Falls Monday.
    Mrs. Wm. Hansen received word that her brother of Hornbrook, Calif., had been electrocuted. Mr. and Mrs. Hansen and son, Gerald, left immediately upon receipt of the word.
    Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Lyons, who have been visiting for the past few days at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker and family, left for their home in Hornbrook, Calif. Tuesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. George Henry and family spent Sunday at the J. D. Henry home.
    Mrs. Spencer of Butte Falls has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Mary Wolffe.
    The Messrs. Charley Frank and George Brandon visited at the Tucker home Sunday.
    Lyle Hand, Joe Maxfield have been employed in this section haying.
    Harry Anning, Miss May Tucker and Leland Dysinger spent the weekend visiting relatives in Brownsboro.
Medford Mail Tribune, July 15, 1927, page B3


EAGLE POINT
    EAGLE POINT, July 15.--Mr. and Mrs. Gus Nichols returned from a two weeks trip to the various beach resorts. They visited the resorts at Newport, Reedsport, Coos Bay, Bandon, and followed the Roosevelt Highway to Crescent City. They report a very fine trip with very good roads except where detours were necessary.
    Harold Van Scoy, after spending the past year at home with his mother, has gone back to San Francisco. He will go back to his old job with Guerin Bros.
    Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Butler of Sioux Falls, S.D., are spending a few weeks visiting on the coast. They are guests of Mr. Butler's brother, S. H. Butler, and family. They are making the trip by automobile, having visited in the Black Hills of South Dakota and Yellowstone National Park on the way out. They stopped at Newport to enjoy a short stay on the beach and expect to visit Crater Lake and the Oregon Caves and the many other scenic wonders of Southern Oregon before returning. The two families expect to spend a few days at the Bandon beach and Crescent City with the beautiful drive through the redwoods. Mr. and Mrs. Butler will return to South Dakota by the southern route via California and Salt Lake. They are very enthusiastic in their praise of the Southern Oregon climate and the grand scenic beauty of the Rogue River Valley.
Medford Mail Tribune, July 16, 1927, page 3


BIG RESORT ON ROGUE RIVER TO BE ESTABLISHED
35 Acres with Swimming Tanks, Tennis Courts, Etc., To Be Laid Out by Medford Group--Building Lot To Be Sold.
    A new corporation known as the Shady Cove Development Company have taken an option on the property owned and operated by S. S. Montgomery of Los Angeles, who incorporated the section last year under the title of Shady Cove Country Club for the purpose of developing a summer resort. The new owners, Herman D. Powell, Dr. E. G. Riddell, John E. Peters and attorney Allison Moulton, saw possibilities in the location and arranged to purchase the property from the California man some time ago. The deal will be completed the first of the week.
    Incorporated under the original title last year, the property, which borders the Rogue River and has a natural bathing beach at the point where the concrete bridge crosses the stream on the Crater Lake Highway, was platted into 50 sections, which were rapidly sold to Medford citizens and tourists. Cabins and cottages were erected on all of these during the spring and summer and the nucleus of the summer resort established.
    The local men have arranged to have the remaining property of some 35 acres platted into tracts to sell. A water system will be installed, as well as swimming tanks, tennis courts and other popular resort features. "Our aim is to make it one of the show places along Rogue River, and being but 20 miles from Medford, we're confident that it will be quite a  drawing card for the Medford trade, too," said attorney Moulton this morning.
Medford Mail Tribune, July 22, 1927, page 1


BROWNSBORO BITS
    Farmers in this section are binding their grain this week.
    Lovell Ferns of Medford visited in Brownsboro Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Earl Tucker and Mrs. E. H. Tucker made a business trip to Medford Tuesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Strahn visited the Walter Marshall home Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker and daughter Ellen visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Phillips Saturday evening.
Medford Mail Tribune, July 22, 1927, page B1


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    EAGLE POINT--Dr. O. T. Morgan, pastor of the Presbyterian church, left for Eugene Tuesday to be in attendance at the Presbyterian Synod. There will be no preaching service next Sunday owing to this meeting. Mr. Spilver of Medford was engaged to preach for this Sunday, but we now have heard from him that he will be unable to do so. Our Sunday school will continue as usual.
    Mr. and Mrs. Lucius Kincaid are spending the week at Seattle. Mr. Kincaid is making an inspection of the various dance halls in that vicinity. Mr. Kincaid is planning various improvements for his building and equipment before reopening, and it is his desire to have the very best in his line.
    Mr. and Mrs. Will Brown are enjoying a fine brand-new Buick sedan, purchased this week.
    Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Butler of Sioux Falls, S.D., left on the last lap of their motor trip after a week of visiting the S. H. Butler family.
Medford Mail Tribune, July 22, 1927, page B2


COUNTRY CLUB ON ROGUE IS PLAN OF THE SHADY COVE CO.
    We wish to correct an impression created by an article in the Friday Mail Tribune in regard to the Shady Cove Country Club.
    The new owners do not intend to throw this property open to the general public, but to make it an exclusive and select country club. Admission will be by vote of the members only and upon invitation. The cabin sites will be increased in size, and the most beautiful part of the tract, the high ridge overlooking miles of Rogue River and Crater Lake Highway, will be opened up. A club house may be built later, also a golf course, and other things which are a part of an up-to-date country club yet do not detract from a quiet, cool and pleasant place to spend evenings and weekends.
SHADY COVE CO.
Medford Mail Tribune, July 23, 1927, page 2


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    The last few days have been quite warm, after such a cool spring, but the warm days are needed.
    Mrs. John Stille has been suffering with the hay fever.
    Mrs. Jim Merritt and her mother, Mrs. L. O. Van Slyke, motored to Medford Saturday.
    Mrs. A. Knadler and children visited with Mrs. Maynard Thursday.
    W. E. Hammel, who has been living in St. Louis the past year, arrived at his old home on Reese Creek Thursday for a short stay. His many friends will be glad to welcome him. His wife came about a month previous to his coming.
    Some days ago Mr. Brous had a time killing skunks. He heard his dog barking one morning, and going out to investigate found a skunk and killed it. The next day he had occasion to go by the same place and found several baby skunks near where he had killed the old one the day before.
    There were forty-eight at Sunday school last Sunday. Rev. John Stille preached on Letting God Have His Way. His text was: "Not my will, but Thine, be done." Luke 22:42. He said we are living in an age of demonstrations of power. The greatest power in man is a dangerous thing if not surrendered to a higher power; that higher power is God, who should have his way with each one.
    The subject for the lesson Sunday, July 24, will be "David and Goliath." Golden text: "The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid." Psalm 27-1.
Medford Mail Tribune, July 23, 1927, page 3


EAGLE PT. WANTS TO SECURE WATER FROM MEDFORD
    EAGLE POINT, July 21.--The town council have been invited to meet with the water board at Medford the first of next month and arrive at some plan whereby Eagle Point can be served from the Medford pipe line. We begin to have hopes of carrying this project through now, although it will take a good long period of time before it could be arranged. If the council see fit to act upon the proposition Medford puts up to them, the plans will have to be drawn for a distribution and reservoir and the people will have to vote bonds and sell them before letting contracts. All this takes time, but it is high time we discuss the necessity for same and urge the proper action on the part of the council. Several wells have been tested lately and are found entirely unsuitable for drinking purposes. With this condition there is no telling when a good well may be contaminated, which makes it unsafe for use. If we can secure this pure Medford water, which goes by our very door, we should by all means do so.
    The Daily Vacation Bible School that was to have been held at the gospel mission will be held at the schoolhouse, starting Monday, the 25th. Rev. Randall will have charge of this school, and he will have a number of assistants. The evenings will be given over to adult bible classes and probably at the same place. Everyone is invited to attend these classes.
    Wm. Coy has gone to the Dead Indian Springs for a week or so to enjoy the water and fine mountain air.
Medford Mail Tribune, July 23, 1927, page 3


EAGLE POINT PASTOR JOINS FRATERNITY
    Rev. O. T. Morgan of Eagle Point, who is attending the Presbyterian synod sessions on the University of Oregon campus at Eugene this week, was initiated into Phi Beta Kappa, national honorary scholastic fraternity, yesterday. Rev. Morgan is a graduate of Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa.
    A special meeting of the Eugene chapter of the fraternity was called by H. M. Douglas, university librarian and secretary of the chapter, for the initiation. Rev. Morgan was initiated at the request of the Drake University chapter.
Medford Mail Tribune, July 27, 1927, page 3


TELEPHONE HAS NEW QUARTERS IN EAGLE POINT
    EAGLE POINT, July 26.--The local telephone exchange has been moved to new quarters, and everything in fine operating order again. Manager Clements made the change with but very little inconvenience to the patrons, everything going on without interruption. The new building is a fine improvement and will prove much more comfortable both winter and summer than the old office. Mr. Clements will find use for the old building in caring for his rapidly expanding lumber business.
    Mr. and Mrs. Marsh Garrett are home again after several weeks absence while Mr. Garrett was undergoing a major operation. Mr. Garrett is feeling much better and is gaining strength every day. We are mighty pleased that he can expect to enjoy reasonably good health again, as he has suffered for many years.
    Mr. and Mrs. Tom Cingcade and son Lyle returned this week from Diamond Lake. They have been fishing on the lake for about a week and enjoyed a splendid outing.
    The daily vacation bible school, under the management of Rev. Randall of the American Sunday School Union, has an enrollment of about 35 children, which is a fine beginning. The schoolhouse is being used for these classes and accommodates each class with a room of their own.
Medford Mail Tribune, July 27, 1927, page 7


BROWNSBORO BITS
    Brownsboro citizens witnessed Saturday night the hardest thunder storm of years.
    Mr. and Mrs. George Henry and family were Medford visitors Saturday.'
    Mrs. Earl Tucker spent two days at the Dead Indian Soda Springs last week.
    George Hoagland came down from Milo Conleys', where he has been employed for the past few weeks.
    The Maytag demonstrator visited today.
    Mrs. H. C. Salzwedel and Edwin Salzwedel of Madison, Wis., are visiting at the H. W. Wright home.
    Mr. and Mrs. William Hansen went up to Milo Conley's Sunday and Mrs. Hessler, who has been visiting there for the past week, returned with them.
    Two cars collided in front of the Brownsboro post office Monday morning. The cars were driven by Everett Culbertson of Lake Creek and James Culbertson of Central Point. Little damage was done, however.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Henry visited at the Ralph Tucker home one day last week.
    Mrs. H. W. Wright purchased a Maytag washer Monday.
Medford Mail Tribune, July 27, 1927, page 10


NEW SCHOOL IN TRAIL DISTRICT IS VOTED DOWN
    TRAIL, July 29.--There was quite a large attendance at the special school meeting Tuesday evening, where they met to vote on another one-room schoolhouse. It was voted down.
    Mrs. Albright transacted business in Medford Wednesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ray Davis of Copco and the latter's mother, Mrs. M. E. Middlebusher, left Wednesday for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Olson of Bend.
    Irma and Wayne Ash are spending a few days in Canyonville this week.
    There is lots of tourist travel, and much dust now. We hope the road can be oiled before another summer's travel starts.
    Mrs. Minnie Hart and little son left Wednesday for Union Creek, where she expects to spend the rest of the summer.
    Mr. and Mrs. Linn are camping in one of Mr. Middlebusher's cabins for a few months. Mr. Linn is one of the state engineers.
    Jim Leabo had the misfortune to get his shoulder hurt quite badly in an automobile accident Monday.
    M. Siemes is having some carpenter work done, finishing and remodeling his house. Mr. John Stille is the carpenter.
    Mrs. H. Howe is on the sick list this week.
Medford Mail Tribune, July 29, 1927, page B1


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    Several from this vicinity attended the all-day meeting of the Grange last Saturday.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hammel took supper with Mr. Pettegrew and family Saturday evening.
    Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Chamberlain and Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Chamberlain, all of Medford, visited at the Vestal ranch Sunday.
    The Minter family had a reunion Sunday at Marshall Minter's home on the old home place. Those present were Uncle Johnnie Minter, W. E. Hammel and wife, Frank Caster, wife and children, Marshall, Waldemar and Beatrice Caster, Marshall Minter and wife, Mrs. Manty Courtney, the Misses Myrtle and Mina Minter and Harvey Coleman, a cousin, who is visiting from Davis, Calif., also Leroy Smith, wife and children of Eagle Point, and Amos Ayres, wife and children of Medford called in the afternoon.
    Mary Jacks spent several days visiting Ruth Newbody at the Copco.
    Ted Seaman and family took supper at the Vestal home Wednesday evening.
    W. E. Hammel and wife had supper with the Watkins family Wednesday evening.
    Mrs. J. L. Robertson, Mrs. L. O. Davidson and Elmer Robertson called on Mr. and Mrs. Hammel at the Watkins home Wednesday evening.
    Mr. Arnold has an infection in his leg which is pretty bad.
    Mr. and Mrs. Carly have just returned from a trip into Idaho, where they have rented a farm and expect to move in September.
    Mrs. H. Llewellyn's mother is visiting her this week.
    The attendance at Sunday school keeps up even though the weather is warm. This warm weather causes vegetation to grow.
    Mr. Cummons reviewed the Sunday school last Sunday and Rev. Stille gave us a short sermon, taking for his text: "I will pay my vows unto the Lord now in the presence of all his people." Psalms 116:18. "Some say they are honest; they pay for everything; but they are dishonest, for they do not pay unto the Lord. Some expect to pay or fulfill their vows unto the Lord, but they do not do it now as the text says; they keep putting if off and there will come a time when it will be too late."
    The subject for the Sunday school lesson next Sunday will be "David and Jonathan," two noble characters. The golden text, "There is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother." Proverbs 18:24.
    Little Marie Davidson is staying in Eagle Point this week at her Uncle John Robertson's and attending the daily vacation bible school at that place.
Medford Mail Tribune, July 27, 1927, page 10


4 SQUARE GOSPEL CONTINUES BIBLE SCHOOL EAGLE PT.
    EAGLE POINT, July 29.--The daily vacation bible school, sponsored by the Four-Square Gospel Mission, will continue for another week. The school will close next Friday with an evening meeting, at which time the children will demonstrate some of the things they have accomplished in the two weeks' course. These classes are being held at the schoolhouse and Rev. Randall will preach there Sunday evening. There will be no adult bible class on Saturday evening but they will otherwise continue through the period of bible school.
    Doctor Morgan of the Presbyterian church returned from Eugene this week where he has been in attendance at the Presbyterian meeting. While at Eugene, Dr. Morgan was initiated into the well-known fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Morgan was elected at Drake University, where he received his college work.
    The preaching service for the next Sunday morning will be the last until September, as Rev. Morgan will take his vacation through August. The Sunday school will meet as usual, however, at 10 o'clock each Sunday morning.
Medford Mail Tribune, July 30, 1927, page 3


BROWNSBORO BITS
    L. J. Grissom was a visitor in Brownsboro Monday morning.
    L. J. Rohrer, Martin Bowles and Bill Almy were business visitors in Medford last Monday.
    Another party was given last Saturday night at the home of Mrs. E. R. Jones in the form of a candy pull. Games were also played and the evening very pleasantly spent by all who attended.
    A community picnic will be held at Dead Indian Soda Springs next Sunday, August 7. Everybody is invited to attend.
    Bill Almy motored to the Soda Springs for Mrs. Wilkinson, who made a trip out to Medford on business last Tuesday.
    Miss Beth Farlow has returned home from Ashland, where she has been attending normal.
    Mr. and Mrs. George Murray, Mrs. Maule from Medford and Miss Gladys Schultz of Sams Valley were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. Wilhite and daughters.
    Mr. and Mrs. Toni Farlow were guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Moore last Saturday.
    Mike Hanley is out from town, helping his son get a crew of hay hands started to work.
    Marian Farlow spent the weekend as the guest of Wanda Wyant.
    Quite a party of relatives of Mr. Childreth of Eagle Point spent Sunday picnicking in Lake Creek park.
    Miss Harding and niece of Medford visited Mrs. M. D. Bowles Monday.
    Several of the Lake Creek women are enjoying a Maytag washing machine lately.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. G. McCallister have returned from Lakeview.
    Mrs. Frank Klingle is at home after several weeks' visit with her mother at Butte Falls.
    Gus Edler has rented his ranch to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rose.
    Mrs. H. F. Pech, who has been visiting relatives in Grants Pass, has also returned.
    Mr. and Mrs. DePugh and son, also C. D. Mills, are on their ranches. They have recently arrived from Los Angeles.
Medford Mail Tribune, August 5, 1927, page B4


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    Mr. and Mrs. Merideth and daughters of Indianapolis, Ind., drove through in a car and arrived at John Shearin's last Friday evening. Mrs. Merideth is a sister of Mr. Shearin and Mrs. Brous and a daughter of Mrs. Olinger. They expect to locate in the West some place. G. C. Shearin and family started, but the met with an accident; the truck turned over, killing his wife. He returned to bury her.
    W. E. Hammel and wife took Sunday evening lunch at Mr. Campbell's.
    Alex Vestal was home Saturday night and returned Sunday to his work at the Copco.
    Mr. Ball also came home Saturday. He has finished his contract.
    Fern Jacks is staying with Mrs. Roy Bilderback for a few weeks.
    Mr. and Mrs. Anderson of Ashland visited at W. Engberg's Sunday.
    Mrs. Wright of Ashland visited Mrs. Engberg Wednesday.
    There were 52 at Sunday school last Sunday. The attendance keeps up even though the weather is warm.
    The subject for Sunday school next Sunday will be "David Spares Saul."  The golden text, "Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good." Romans 12:21. Come to the Sunday school and see for yourself what the people do there.
Medford Mail Tribune, August 5, 1927, page B4


CONFECTIONERY AT EAGLE PT. IS SOLD TO KINCAID
    EAGLE POINT, Aug. 4.--A deal has just been completed whereby the confectionery known as the Bungalow, owned by Lyle Van Scoy and George Wehman, has been sold to Lucius Kincaid. Mr. Kincaid has taken possession and is now in full charge. The Bungalow is a fine, well-equipped modern confectionery and is kept spotlessly clean and neat at all times, and being right next to the Kincaid hall makes an exceptionally fine plant for Mr. Kincaid to acquire. George Wehman will continue to help the Kincaids for a time, but eventually Mr. and Mrs. Kincaid expect to be able to handle the place themselves.
    Carpenters are already at work making substantial improvements which, when completed, will virtually make the two buildings one, all under one roof. The addition will consist of sufficient space for a large dining table to care for the Saturday night dance crowds.
    Mr. Kincaid started in the dance business at Eagle Point about two years ago and has sufficient faith in the town and community to make this additional investment at this time. Mrs. Kincaid has had considerable experience in the confectionery business and as they are both well known and well liked, we expect them to be successful in their new venture.
    Neither Mr. Wehman or Lyle have made any announcement as to their future plans, but we expect them to continue in Eagle Point in some capacity or other. For the present, at least, Mr. Wehman will help the Kincaids in the Bungalow.
Medford Mail Tribune, August 5, 1927, page B6


DELAY DECISION ON EAGLE POINT GETTING WATER
    EAGLE POINT, Aug. 5.--A large delegation of local citizens attended the meeting of the Medford water board the first of the week, but nothing definite was suggested. The board was not prepared to make any offer of the water at this time. They agreed to look into the various angles of the matter and be in readiness for a meeting in one month. The Eagle Point people are very much in favor of acquiring the Medford water if it can be installed for a sum that the municipality can afford to pay. As soon as Medford gives its decision, some sort of action will be taken at once to bring the matter before the voters. A good deal of building is being contemplated for Eagle Point as soon as the water matter is assured.
    Prof. and Mrs. C. F. Davies have returned to their home in Eagle Point after spending the greater part of the summer in various points in the state. Mrs. Davies has been visiting with her mother and other relatives while Mr. Davies has been attending the university summer school at Eugene.
    A daughter was born to Mrs. Essie M. Albert this week. Mr. Albert died last spring and Mrs. Albert has been making her home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Whaley.
Medford Mail Tribune, August 6, 1927, page 5


ELK CREEK FIRE STILL UNCHECKED, RUSH MAN POWER
    The large forest fire on the south fork of Elk Creek is still burning over 500 acres of timber and is not yet under control, according to the latest reports to reach the local U.S. Forest Service office this afternoon. The blaze was first discovered Saturday morning and is believed to have been set by careless campers in the region.
    Timber and underbrush in the Elk Creek district is very dry at this time of the year, and it is very difficult to make any headway in checking the fire from spreading. Several small blazes have been started beyond the fighters, some of them a mile distant, by flying sparks.
    Sixty or more men are now fighting the fire. Some of them were sent up from here as soon as word of the fire reached the city. Others are from road camps located in the mountains nearby. The entire crew of more than 20 men was rushed to the scene from the Lodgepole road camp above Butte Falls.
    The cooler weather of last night was a big help, and if a strong wind does not come up today or tonight, the blaze will soon be under control, it is thought.
Medford Mail Tribune, August 8, 1927, page 2


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL CLOSES AT EAGLE POINT
    EAGLE POINT, Aug. 9.--The Daily Vacation Bible School closed Friday evening with a public program given by the children showing what they had accomplished in their work. One of the outstanding features of the demonstration was a bible drill showing how skillful the children have become in finding passages in the bible.
    Much credit is due Mr. Randall and his helpers for carrying on this work for the last two weeks and a standing vote of thanks was extended at this meeting. Various awards were given out at this time including a great many bibles and testaments as well as certificates showing the completion of work.
    Mr. Randall stated and offered statistics to show that the Sunday school is the surest way to prevent crime, and as crime is one of the heaviest of our tax burdens, everyone interested in lower taxes should help boost the Sunday school work. A very small percentage of the criminals have ever had Sunday school training. The environment of the Sunday school and the fellowship and companionship found there all lead to clean and wholesome living. No matter what our religious beliefs, none of us can discount the value of the Sunday school to the community.
Medford Mail Tribune, August 9, 1927, page 3


ELK CREEK FIRE UNDER CONTROL
    The large forest fire which has been burning in the Elk Creek district, is now under control and has stopped spreading, say local Forest Service officials. The blaze was checked late yesterday afternoon after it had burned over approximately 700 acres. The territory burned over was not all timber. Parts of it were brush and grassland. Damage done to mature timber was small.
    Sixty-eight men were fighting the blaze when it was burning hardest. The men are now being taken off, and a large number were brought to Medford last night and this morning. Many of them are still there, however, patrolling the land.
Medford Mail Tribune, August 9, 1927, page 3


EAGLE POINT
    EAGLE POINT, Ore., Aug. 10.--S. F. Coy of the Climax district has purchased the A. H. Thompson house and will move his family in before the beginning of school. Mr. Coy has the Climax mail contract and has been running a stock ranch in that district for several years. The Coys have a daughter entering high school this fall and are making the change in location for that reason. The Coys are not strangers to this community, having lived in and near Eagle Point for many years, and we are pleased to have them in our midst once more.
    John Greb has opened up the barber shop at the Bungalow and will operate a first-class modern shop in every respect. Mr. Kincaid is remodeling in such a way as to separate the barber shop from the other rooms and Mr. Greb will be prepared to give the public first-class service.
    The H. S. Chirgwin family have moved back to Central Point this week. Mr. Chirgwin was unable to find a suitable house for rent and the upstairs apartment was unbearably hot, so they found it necessary to move back to Central Point. If our water system materializes, Mr. Chirgwin contemplates building a fine modern home here. This is only a sample of the building that is contemplated if the water system is voted in.
    Mrs. Weidman and son Rudy are visiting relatives in Portland this month.
Medford Mail Tribune, August 12, 1927, page B2


BROWNSBORO BITS
    Brownsboro people attended the funeral services of S. L. Hoagland at Central Point Wednesday afternoon, August 3.
    Little Virgil Tucker, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Tucker, who sustained a broken arm a few weeks ago and who has been staying with his grandmother, returned to his home last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Henry were Medford visitors Tuesday.
    Mrs. Ralph Tucker made a business trip to Medford Saturday.
    Little Eleanor Wright, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Wright, was taken to the Sacred Heart Hospital Saturday morning, where she is seriously ill.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Henry and Mrs. George Henry visited at the E. H. Tucker home Monday evening.
    A sister of Mrs. N. J. Nuding, who lives in Stockton, Calif., visited at the Nuding home over the weekend.
    A party of Brownsboro people consisting of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Henry, Mr. and Mrs. G. O. Henry and family, Mrs. E. H. Tucker and Miss Viola Norris motored to the Oregon Caves Sunday, returning Monday evening.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Phillips and family visited at the Ralph Tucker home Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. E. Conley and family of Pixley, Calif., visited at the Wm. Phillips home this week.
    Miss Thelma Dallas was a visitor at the home of Miss Ellen Tucker Friday evening.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Henry visited at the Ralph Tucker home Sunday.
Medford Mail Tribune, August 12, 1927, page B2


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    The heat still continues during the day, but the nights are generally pleasant. The gardens are growing fine from the continued hot weather. Mr. and Mrs. McLean, parents of Mrs. Heckenberger and Mr. and Mrs. Shreve, a sister of Mrs. Heckenberger, and her husband, all of Eugene, visited at the Heckenberger home a few days last week.
    Miss Crandall and Cora and Clara Crandall visited at Mr. Rein's one day last week.
    W. E. Hammel and Frank Caster took a trip to Oakland, Ore., the first of the week.
    Mrs. Swazey and Marguerite visited at the Hammel ranch Sunday.
    Mr. Stille preached the funeral service for Mr. and Mrs. Will Merritt's baby Sunday, which was a very sad affair. Louise came home with her mother, Mrs. Frank Hill, and will be with her for awhile.
    Several of the boys and girls of this vicinity who belong to the calf club attended the meeting of the club last Friday afternoon, which met at Mr. Carl Esch's of Eagle Point.
    Last Sunday being little Clara Crandall's birthday, Mr. Crandall took the family and went to see the children's grandmother, Mrs. Bert Clarno, at Grants Pass.
    There has been some disease going the rounds. Several have seemingly had the same thing, headache and stomach trouble. Among those who have been quite sick recently were both Mr. and Mrs. Knadler, Mrs. C. E. Bellows and Mrs. H. Watkins. Mrs. Courtney is quite sick at present with seemingly the same thing.
    Wednesday evening about 75 of the friends of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hammel, consisting of men, women and children, gathered at the Hammel ranch and surprised them. The evening was spent in conversation and games. Ice cream and cake were served. Mr. and Mrs. Hammel expect to leave for St. Louis the last of this week.
    There were not so many at Sunday school last Sunday as usual. Some were sick, and some were away and different things, and several of those who are the most regular could not be present. There were some strangers out, however, which are always welcome.
    The subject for next Sunday is "David Brings the Ark to Jerusalem." Golden text, "We shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple." Psalms 65:4.
Medford Mail Tribune, August 12, 1927, page B3


EAGLE PT. WOMAN GETS IN LIMELIGHT
    EUGENE, Ore., Aug. 13.--(AP)--Mrs. Hogan Hansen of Loraine and Mrs. Leo Scott of Eagle Point have been friends since childhood. They were graduated from school the same day, announced their engagements together, their friends held joint pre-nuptial showers in their honor and they were married the same day. Today they are being congratulated. Mrs. Hansen is the mother of a baby girl and Mrs. Scott the mother of a son, both born the same day.
Medford Mail Tribune, August 13, 1927, page 6


EAGLE POINT TO ELECT CLERK AT ELECTION AUG. 20
    EAGLE POINT, Aug. 15.--Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ashpole and son Donald are spending the week at Crescent City, enjoying the ocean breezes. George Wehman is looking after the store in the absence of Mr. Ashpole.
    Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Brown have for their guests Mr. Golden, Mr. Thompson, Helen Thompson and Miss Nina Pratt, cousins of Mrs. Brown, all from Hume, Ill. The Browns took their guests to Crater Lake Friday, which was greatly enjoyed by the Illinois people. Our Crater Lake is always a delight to behold.
    Lucius Kincaid held the opening dance of the season at Eagle Point Saturday night, and will dance here every other week now, alternating with Gold Hill. Mr. Kincaid has organized a very attractive orchestra, playing under the name of Kincaid's Imperial Orchestra, and will keep them busy each week. The alterations on the hall are nearly completed and will be in readiness for the opening dance. The new arrangement will take care of the crowd much better than formerly.
    A school election is called for August 20th to elect a clerk for the ensuing year.
Medford Mail Tribune, August 15, 1927, page 5


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    EAGLE POINT, Aug. 16.--Mrs. Carl Esch, assisted by Mrs. Morgan, entertained the primary department of the Presbyterian Sunday school at an afternoon party at the Esch home Saturday afternoon. There were 14 little folks present to enjoy the lovely occasion. The children who have been loyal in their attendance at Sunday school will deserve these special occasions, and as the weather becomes cooler Sunday school parties and socials will be given oftener. The Sunday school attendance is very encouraging this summer, and with the approach of rally day next month we can expect a full attendance in all departments.
    Dr. Morgan is spending a few days visiting with friends in Rogue River.
    Mr. and Mrs. Royal Brown and Mr. and Mrs. Clements and son Junior spent Sunday at Crater Lake, returning by way of Klamath Falls. Mr. Brown states the lake never looked bluer than it did Sunday, and he has visited the lake many times.
    Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Mittelstaedt were visiting in the Klamath Falls vicinity Sunday.
    The Ashpole family returned Sunday evening from Crescent City and report the weather conditions perfect all the while they were at the beach. This is a splendid way to spend a vacation if we were always sure of such favorable weather, but not so inviting when the wind blows cold. In addition to the Ashpole family, the Ed Cowden family, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Perry and Mr. and Mrs. Percy Haley were in the party.
Medford Mail Tribune, August 17, 1927, page 6


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    E. D. Schrader is attending the Adventist camp meeting at Eugene. Mr. Schrader expected to be gone about ten days.
    George Wehman and Tom Riley are leaving for Crescent City and other points on the coast. They expect to be gone only a few days or a week, but Mr. Wehman will keep his eyes open for a location to his liking, as he recently sold his interest in the Bungalow.
    Mr. Kincaid has added the latest Victrola and a first-class radio to his equipment at the Bungalow. The kitchen is also being equipped with an electric plate, and sandwiches and coffee will be served at any time. The Bungalow will be prepared to entertain for small party dances or home entertainment at any time.
    Lyle Van Scoy is helping out in the confectionery at Butte Falls while they are taking vacations. He will be gone for a couple of weeks.
Medford Mail Tribune, August 19, 1927, page 5


BROWNSBORO BITS
    The funeral of Rudolph Biebersteadt was held at the Brownsboro cemetery Wednesday, August 17, at 2 o'clock.
    Mr. and Mrs. G. O. Henry and family and Mrs. E. H. Tucker were Medford business callers Tuesday.
    Mrs. Josie Brown of San Francisco visited at the home of her brother, Wm. Butler, last week.
    Lloyd Tucker and William Head of Klamath Falls visited at the home of the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker, over the weekend.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Henry visited at the J. F. Maxfield home Sunday evening.
    Mr. and Mrs. Smith and son of Selma, California, are visiting at the Wm. Phillips home.
    Miss Ellen Tucker spent this week visiting with her sister in Medford.
    J. D. Henry has been hauling wood to Medford this week.
    Mr. and Mrs. Earl Tucker and family and Mrs. E. H. Tucker spent Friday in Medford.
    Gerald Norris of Central Point visited at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Tucker, a few days last week.
    H. W. Wright and Edwin Salzwedel were in Medford Tuesday.
Medford Mail Tribune, August 19, 1927, page B6



GRANGE HALL AT EAGLE POINT IS GRANGER DREAM
    EAGLE POINT, Aug. 20.--The Eagle Point Grange has been devoting a considerable portion of its time and attention, during the last few months, and (in the estimation of the Eagle Point Grange) the most important of any project undertaken by this Grange yet; the building of a Grange hall.
    The ways and means committee, with the help of other committees and the Grange members, have entered into the work of raising funds for this purpose, with all the enthusiasm that characterizes all of the plans and work done by the grange. The motto seems to be "A Grange Hall or Bust," and one that we can be proud of.
    More than $1200.00 has been raised for this purpose to date, so it is hoped that we may see the foundations of our future Grange home laid before long.
    The lot has been purchased and is located directly across Main Street from the new high school building, between the high school and the Presbyterian church, and being a corner lot, there will be ample parking space.
    The buildings, which will presumably front on Sunnyside Avenue, will face the town, and will be conspicuously seen from the business part of town.
    The plans committee, with James Spencer as chairman, has been busy making plans, but no specific plans have been adopted by the Grange to date. But we hope to have a building that will be a credit to the thriving little town of Eagle Point.
    It seems especially fitting that the Grange hall should be located between the church and the school, as the Grange is an educational institution with an enviable record covering over sixty years. No other agricultural organization has done so much for the farmer and for humanity in general as has the Grange, and the farmers of the country would be in a sorry plight today had it not been for the unceasing vigilance of the Grange during legislative assemblies of state and nation. The Grange believes in "a square deal" and is doing much to see that the farmer gets one. The morale of the agricultural people, through its social and education features [sic].
    The fair committee, which has charge of the agricultural display to be put on by this community at the Southern Oregon products show, has its plans well in hand and we are assured of a splendid display of agricultural products from this community.
    The next regular meeting of the Grange will be held on Tuesday night, September 6.
    The regular routine, or order of business, has been somewhat changed by the Master, permitting the lecture hour to be held at the beginning of the session, instead of near the end of the session. Many members have voiced their appreciation of the change, but no one appreciates it more than the lecturer, who has been compelled to leave out most of the literary and educational features of the prepared programs on account of the lateness of the hour.
    Mr. Hoover of Jacksonville will talk to the Grange at the next meeting, during the lecture hour which will open at eight o'clock sharp. He will speak of the merits of the winter bulbous bluegrass. We also expect to have an interesting entertainment number from outside talent.
    The Grange ways and means committee, who have been supervising the Grange dances which have been given all summer at the Jackson Hot Springs, had planned to discontinue the dances because of the hot weather, but the patrons of these dances were so anxious to have them continued that the committee has reconsidered and the regular Grange dances will be given at the Jackson Hot Springs on the usual nights until further notice. Everyone has such an enjoyable time and the evenings are growing cooler. Dance Saturday night, August 20, till twelve o'clock.
(Correspondent)
Medford Mail Tribune, August 21, 1927, page 2


EAGLE POINT TO OPEN SCHOOL ON TUESDAY, SEPT. 6
    EAGLE POINT, Aug. 22.--Dr. O. T. Morgan, pastor of the Presbyterian church, was elected school clerk for district No. 9 at the special election Saturday afternoon.
    The school board announced that school will open on Tuesday, September 6.
    There will be two new teachers this year, Miss Andrews and Miss Jamison. Prof. Davies will continue as the head of the school and will have charge of the athletics. Mr. Davies attended the Oregon university summer school and is home now getting things in readiness for the opening of the term. Miss Bessie Andrews of La Grande, Ore., will handle the commercial department and teach sciences. She has been teaching at Paisley, Or.  Mrs. Bonham and Mrs. Butler will have the same grades as formerly. They are both taking work at the Ashland Normal at present. Miss Maude Jamison of Nez Perce, Idaho, will have the primary department. Miss Jamison is a graduate of the Monmouth Normal and has been taking work at the University of Oregon summer school.
    Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bonham and Mrs. Bonham's mother and niece plan to move to Eagle Point before the beginning of school, having rented the Goss house. We are most pleased to have the Bonhams take up their residence here, as they are splendid people and good community boosters.
    Mrs. M. L. Pruett entertained the Sunday school to a very fine picnic dinner at her home Sunday after service. The children, and some of the older people as well, enjoyed a splendid swim in the swimming pool. There were about 35 present.
Medford Mail Tribune, August 23, 1927, page 7


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hammel left last Saturday for St. Louis. They had intended starting the week previous, but Mr. Hammel was quite sick for a few days.
    Pear picking is quite late this year as compared to last. Hammels and Crandalls picked their first Bartletts last week. Engbergs picked theirs this week. We see the other orchards are picking about the same time also.
    Mr. Rein has been quite sick for a few days.
    Mrs. Olinger has been quite sick also.
    Maurice Jacks is visiting with Jimmie Semple in Medford this week.
    Evelyn Jacks is visiting at the Betz home.
    C. E. Bellows' new house will soon be ready for them to move into. They have had to just camp while the house was under construction, so they will be glad when it is completed.
    Mr. Rein expects to build a new barn soon.
    Mr. Caton's family have some folks come from California just recently.
    Mr. Cummons took dinner Sunday at H. Watkins'.
    There were 50 at Sunday school last Sunday. Mr. Stille preached after Sunday school, taking for his text, "What wilt thou have me to do?" [omission] word "Thou." He said in part: "Man does not like to be bossed, and yet they have a Master. We are dependent creatures. People are slaves to something; some to appetite, pleasure, fashion, money, and so on. And yet they say they are independent, so much so that they will not submit to the Lord and let Him be their Master. Those who dictate to us in this world do not have our interest at heart. But Jesus does have our interest and best good at heart. So why not let Him be Lord of all?"
    The subject of the Sunday school lesson next Sunday will be "Nathan leads David to repentance." Golden text, "A broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise." Psalms 51:17.
    The schoolhouse is being painted and will be nice and clean for school to begin.
Medford Mail Tribune, August 26, 1927, page B1


NOISY DANCERS TO BE INCARCERATED
    EAGLE POINT, Aug. 27.--Lucius Kincaid has been sworn in as special police and will attempt to keep better order, especially on the nights of the late dances. The crowds, at times, get rather noisy and abusive, and Mr. Kincaid is given the power to fill the jail with these offenders, if necessary, to break it up.
    The W. C. Clements family and Mr. and Mrs. Royal Brown left Saturday noon for Crescent City for a weekend visit at the beach. The Eagle Point people visiting the beach the last few weeks all report splendid weather.
    Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Seaman and children spent the weekend at McAllister Soda Springs.
    Mrs. C. E. Aldrich of Sioux Falls, S.D., arrived Sunday morning for a visit with the S. H. Butler family. Mrs. Aldrich is a sister of Mr. Butler's. She has been visiting in Los Angeles, Hollywood, and San Francisco and will visit in Portland before returning to South Dakota.
Medford Mail Tribune, August 29, 1927, page 6


GRANGE DANCE AT HOT SPRINGS
    Southern Oregon dance lovers will welcome the announcement that the Eagle Point Grange will hold another of their popular dances at the Jackson Hot Springs next Saturday night. During the summer months the Eagle Point Grange members have held several dances which have always been generously patronized by Rogue River Valley dancers, and indications point to a big turnout.
    H. W. Ward is chairman of the Grange committee in charge of the summer dances and he is assisted by Luther [Lester?] Throckmorton and Al Mittelstaedt. Especially good music has been promised for Saturday's party.
    The proceeds of the Eagle Point Grange dances will be used toward constructing an attractive new Grange hall at Eagle Point in the near future. This building is expected to cost approximately $10,000 and will have a dance floor, gymnasium, dining room and juvenile recreation quarters. A site has been selected opposite the new high school building, affording Eagle Point people a real community center. The members of the Eagle Point Grange are making a strenuous campaign for funds so that the Grange hall may be immediately erected, which will be another incentive for Rogue River Valley people to attend Saturday's dances at the Jackson Hot Springs.
Medford Mail Tribune, September 1, 1927, page 5


APPROVE PLANS OF GRANGE HALL AT EAGLE POINT
    EAGLE POINT, Sept. 1.--At a special meeting of the Eagle Point Grange, committees were appointed and plans approved for the building of the new grange hall. The plans call for a basement with kitchen, dining room and juvenile rooms. The main lodge room, assembly room and stage will be on the main floor. This plan seems to be the most acceptable offered and the work will be pushed through as soon as possible. The committee will give everyone an opportunity to subscribe for these building bonds, and with the amount on hand now it will not be necessary to raise more than $1500 or $2000 at the most to put up a very fine building.
    The J. H. Stanley family and Mrs. John Rader enjoyed a fine trip to Bandon by the Sea and other points along the beach over the weekend.
    Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Butler and the boys and Mrs. Aldrich of Sioux Falls, S.D., spent the weekend at Crater Lake. Mrs. Aldrich is a sister of Mr. Butler's and will visit here for about two weeks. The lake is very clear and beautiful now and the cool weather makes the trip ideal at this time of the year.
Medford Mail Tribune, September 2, 1927, page B3


GRANGE AT EAGLE POINT DISCUSSES NEW HALL, FAIR
    EAGLE POINT, Sept. 3.--The Eagle Point Grange held a special meeting at the hall on Tuesday night, August 30, to discuss fair questions and vote on the plans for the new hall.
    Quite a good attendance was present, considering the short notice of the call.
    A report from the fair chairman, James Spencer, showed everything well under way. A committee was appointed to look after the culinary end of the exhibit. The home economics committee of the grange was appointed to look after that.
    A recess was declared to enable members to examine plans submitted by committee.
    The plans finally adopted by the Grange include a full basement with kitchen, dining room and juvenile room, main floor with a 40-by-70-foot assembly hall, reception hall, two anterooms and adequate stage. The exterior of the building is to be of colonial design.
    These plans were accepted, in preference to others, by an almost unanimous vote.
    A building fund committee was appointed to solicit funds for the hall. Prof. Davies, Steward Butler, and Charley Givan were appointed to this committee.
    A building committee to act in an advisory capacity to the board of trustees will assist with building details was selected by the Grange. James Spencer, Alfred Mittelstaedt, Walter Clements, Wm. Perry and Harry Ward were elected on this committee.
    The completed hall is expected to cost in the neighborhood of $5000. There is at present in the building fund a sum of over $2000.
    These dances will be continued indefinitely every two weeks. They have proven very popular, as with the splendid music and courteous hospitality of the management all who enjoy dancing are assured of a good time. Come to this dance on Saturday night, September 3.
    The next regular meeting of the Grange will be on Tuesday night, September 6. This is expected to be an unusually interesting meeting. The lecture hour will be at 8 o'clock, with the business session afterward. Charles Hoover is expected to talk on the subject of "Poa bulbosa," or the new bulbous winter bluegrass. We are also expecting to have some very interesting entertainment numbers. Everyone is invited to attend this lecture hour at 8 to 9 o'clock, whether you are a granger or not. All are welcome.
Medford Mail Tribune, September 3, 1927, page 3


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    The Sunday school last Sunday was fairly well attended. Good interest was manifested. Rev. Stille preached after Sunday school, taking for his text, "What Wilt Thou Have Me Do?" Arts. 9:6, emphasizing the word "what" this time. A good many times people will stay away from the Lord because they do not know what the Lord would have them do, but there is one thing the Lord would have them do, and that is to be reconciled to Him, and that everyone can do if they will. "A broken and contrite heart, O God, thou will not despise." Psalms 51:17. If we have gone astray from the Lord the first thing to do is to come back. The Lord will not ask us to do anything but that which is the very best for us.
    One may know the Lord's will by prayer and living up to all we know. He will give more light if we obey and walk in the light. The subject for the Sunday school lesson next Sunday, September 4: "Solomon's Wise Choice." The golden text, "Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding." Proverbs 3:13. So many folks are seeking happiness. Come and find out how to be really happy.
    Paul Robertson, wife and baby were at Mr. Robertson's for the weekend.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Perry visited at Mr. Pettegrew's Sunday.
    Mrs. Dennis' mother, Mrs. Moore of California, is visiting her at present. Mrs. Moore was in an automobile accident some time ago, and she was hurt quite badly, but she is getting along quite well now.
    W. Engberg has just finished having his house painted, both inside and out. It is quite attractive.
    The Bartletts have all been picked in the orchards in this vicinity, also some of the Anjous.
    School will probably begin at Reese Creek Monday, September 5. The patrons will go this Friday to clean and repair, or anything that is to be done to get ready for the opening of the school year. The building has been painted inside so that it will be nice and fresh.
Medford Mail Tribune, September 3, 1927, page 3


EAGLE POINT
    EAGLE POINT, Ore., Sept. 3.--Prof. Davies has been busy getting things in readiness for the opening of school next Tuesday. Faber and Chirgwin have a supply of school books on hand now and will be able to furnish the entire district with books. This will be a great saving of time to our patrons and help in getting the classes started promptly and smoothly, as every child should have the necessary books right from the first.
    The Lake Creek rodeo starting the 4th will attract a large number of people from this district. Loren Farlow has charge of this attraction and promises a larger and better entertainment than the one given July 4th.
    A. P. Matlock is furnishing the horses and will have charge of the rodeo entertainment at the fair this year. Mr. Matlock had charge of similar entertainment at Grants Pass over the 4th of July. Mr. Matlock also claims to have the smallest cow in the United States and she will be shown at the fair. She is five years old and weighs less than 250 lbs., and is perfectly normal in every way.
    George Holmes has taken on a large trucking contract in the Klamath district and has purchased a new White truck to use with the fleet he now has. Mr. Holmes has been keeping his trucks very busy summer and winter of late.
    Beginning with next Sunday, September 4, Dr. Morgan will continue the preaching service at the Presbyterian church. Dr. Morgan was extended a vacation through the month of August, but the Sunday school has continued as usual throughout the year. A fine attendance has been recorded this summer, which shows that it pays to hold Sunday school continuously. Rally day will be announced soon and it is hoped that a record attendance can be assured for that day. A general invitation is extended to every person in this community to attend our Sunday school. There will be a class provided for everyone, with a capable teacher and your presence and help will be greatly appreciated. Dr. Morgan has filled the pulpit at Rogue River and also at Phoenix during his vacation, being called upon to help out in an emergency.
    The First State Bank is having their gold leaf sign repaired this week. Lucius Kincaid also had a sign made for the Bungalow and Faber & Chirgwin had a window sign made.
    The Groves have the agency for a preparation, supposed to be puncture proof, and if it proves to be as represented, will be a wonderful help to car owners. With this preparation, a nail hole or any other kind of puncture will seal immediately and not leak. A tire would run until completely worn out and save a great deal of grief. Mr. Grove is keeping busy, satisfying the demand for this popular accessory.
    Mr. and Mrs. Carl Taylor of Portland arrived Thursday to spend a week at the Royal Brown home. Mrs. Brown is Mr. Taylor's mother. The Taylors are going to visit Crater Lake Saturday.
Medford Mail Tribune, September 3, 1927, page 3


FIRST MEETING OF P.T.A. AT EAGLE POINT ON FRIDAY
    EAGLE POINT, Sept. 6.--The Parent-Teachers Association will hold the first meeting of the season Friday afternoon. A preliminary meeting will be held at the old school building at 2 o'clock and the regular meeting will be held at 3 as usual. The president, Mrs. Greb, says many things of importance will be brought up at this open meeting and all ladies in this community are urged to attend this meeting and join hands to make the new year the best year we have ever had.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Campbell spent Saturday, Sunday and Monday at Crater Lake taking in the wonders of our beautiful lake for the last time this season.
    Mr. and Mrs. Geo. T. O'Brien of Santa Barbara, Calif., are visiting with the S. B. Holmes family.
    Mr. and Mrs. Earl Stoner and son Jack are visiting Mr. and Mrs. Royal Brown.
    Mrs. Will Brown accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Carl Taylor to Crater Lake Saturday.
    The T. F. Nichols family returned from an extended trip through Yellowstone National Park and other points.
    The S. H. Butler family and Mr. Butler's sister, Mrs. Aldrich, spent several days at the beach over the double holiday. They went to Crescent City and took side trips both ways from Crescent City, going as far as the mouth of the Klamath River over the southern road.
    The sun was nice and warm, and surf bathing was wonderfully fine at the while there. The beach seems to be as enjoyable right now as at any time during the season.
Medford Mail Tribune, September 7, 1927, page 3


BROWNSBORO BITS
    Mr. and Mrs. Ike Frideger and two daughters of Ashland were visitors at the J. D. Henry home Monday.
    Little Elinor Wright has been moved from the Sacred Heart Hospital to her home in Brownsboro. She is still seriously ill.
    Lloyd Tucker and William Head of Klamath Falls visited the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker, Sunday.
    Mrs. Louisa Rolly, 2 sons and 1 daughter of Columbus, Ohio, were visitors at J. D. Henry's Friday and Saturday.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Butler and Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Tucker and daughter Ellen were visitors in Ashland Tuesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Walter Marshall and family were in Medford Saturday transacting business.
    Wilbur Collins, C. W. Brandon and Archie Wilson were visitors at the Ralph Tucker home Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Strahn visited at the Walter Marshall home Sunday.
    Miss Ellen Tucker spent the weekend visiting her sister in Medford.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Butler motored to Klamath Falls Monday.
    H. S. Amning, Leland Dysinger and Miss May Tucker were visitors at the Ralph Tucker home Sunday evening.
Medford Mail Tribune, September 7, 1927, page 6


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    The showers Tuesday and Wednesday revived everything so much, though it interfered with the pear picking to some extent.
    Reese Creek school will commence September 12, instead of the 5th. A few of the patrons met last Friday and cleaned the schoolhouse. There was only a few on hand. So many people do not take an interest in cleaning up the school premises, where their children expect to be seven hours each school day for the next nine months.
    Marshall Caster and Frieda Chambers, the two who graduated from the eighth grade in the spring, will attend high school at Eagle Point this winter. Freda Chambers will stay with Mrs. Ted Seaman during the school year. Merle and Fern Jacks graduated from high school last winter, so that they will not be attending this winter.
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Caster motored to Medford Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. Watkins were in Medford Tuesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Engberg were in Eagle Point Wednesday.
    Alex Vestal was home for the weekend. He says the work at the Copco dam is progressing very well.
    Mrs. Engberg's sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Anderson, also Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Wright, all of Ashland, visited at the Engberg home Sunday. In the afternoon they all were invited by Mrs. Jacks to come and eat watermelon.
    Mr. Engberg is moving his garage nearer the road. He will gravel to the garage, so that it will be easy to drive to in the winter.
    Mrs. Olinger was able to be at Sunday school Sunday.
    Mrs. J. Stille is still suffering with hay fever.
    Mrs. Jim Merritt has not been very well.
    Rev. Stille preached last Sunday on "Making a Choice." Everyone must make a choice when they come to two roads. We are making a choice every day; one must choose what his life work will be. Sometimes it is not so easy to make the right choice. Judas made a wrong choice; Peter made a bad choice, but when he saw what he had done, returned to Jesus, and was set on the right road again. If one has made the wrong choice, the only sensible thing to do is to come to the Lord. If we are traveling on the highway and take the wrong road, we turn around and come back, so when we make the wrong choice along the highway of life, why not turn and come back also. The subject for the next Sunday school lesson, "Solomon dedicates the temple." Golden text, "I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the Lord." Psalms 122:1.
Medford Mail Tribune, September 9, 1927, page B3


PRESBYTERIANS OF EAGLE POINT TO ORGANIZE SUNDAY
    EAGLE POINT, Sept. 5.--Mrs. Patterson will preach at the Presbyterian church Sunday morning at the usual hour of 11 o'clock. Mrs. Patterson occupied the pulpit here for nearly a year before the organization of the church and securing a regular pastor. Much of the preliminary work of gathering the workers together, which culminated in the formal organization of the present church, was done by Mr. and Mrs. Patterson, and their many friends will enjoy hearing another sermon from Mrs. Patterson next Sunday.
    The Sunday school will observe Rally Day the first Sunday in October and it is hoped that we can gather forces steadily each Sunday until rally day will be record attendance. Classes suitable to the various ages are provided with good teachers and will be enjoyed by everyone in attendance.
    Beavers have been working in the park and have done some damage to trees, cutting one large tree down. Tom Cingcade has been setting traps for them and has succeeded in catching two.
    I. L. Sinclair is making headway with the building of his new highway garage. Mr. Sinclair expects to occupy it when his present lease is up on the Dahack garage.
    The grange started their new hall this week and will push the work to completion just as soon as possible. Loyal Grangers have donated their time and teams for the excavation.
Medford Mail Tribune, September 9, 1927, page B3


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    EAGLE POINT, Sept. 14.--Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Linn and Mary returned to Eagle Point to look after business interests here. The Linns have been in Southern California for about one year after selling their fruit ranch to the Potts. The Linns seem to be very happy to be back in the valley and meet their old friends again.
    Lucille Hurst was quite severely injured on the playgrounds at the school Monday when she tripped and fell on her face with considerable force. She was taken to the doctor at once and several stitches were necessary. She will probably be fully recovered in a short time if the wound is kept free from infection, but several trips to the doctor will be necessary.
    The Parent-Teacher Association met for the opening meeting last Friday afternoon. The group decided to have a telephone installed at the schoolhouse and pay the monthly rental fee. This will be a great convenience for the patrons of the school and will be a source of continual appreciation to this organization.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Patterson of Medford were dinner guests of Mrs. M. L. Pruett last Sunday. Mrs. Patterson delivered a very enjoyable sermon to an attentive audience at the Presbyterian church. The Pattersons have been a big help to our local church for several years, and they are always welcome here.
    Mrs. Davies was called away on Tuesday to a sister who is in need of her help through a severe illness. Mrs. Davies left very hurriedly, not knowing how long she will be needed.
Medford Mail Tribune, September 15, 1927, page 2


TRAIL ITEMS
    School started Monday, September 12, with Mrs. Pardee of Medford as teacher. We have 15 scholars enrolled this year.
    Mrs. Lulu Taylor and two sisters, Misses May and Gertrude Adamson of Eagle Point, were Sunday guests at E. E. Ash's.
    Carl Dawson is attending school at Laurelhurst this year, starting his first year of high.
    Clark Moore returned from the huckleberry patch, where he has been the past five weeks.
    Mr. M. Simes is employing Mr. Stille to do some very fine cabinet and "built-in" work, as well as building for him this month.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Mechem and little son and daughter and Miss Esther Mechem of Los Angeles, Cal., left for their home again Tuesday, after a short visit with Mr. Mechem's parents on Trail Creek.
    Mrs. J. Ragsdale spent a delightful day with her husband at his camp on the mountain, where he has been employed by the Forest Service to look out for fires.
Medford Mail Tribune, September 16, 1927, page B3


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    School opened Monday, the 12th, with Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Davis teachers. There was not as many pupils the first week as there were last winter. Others may come later, a few new families this year. The schoolhouse has been painted all over, the floor was painted also, instead of being oiled, as heretofore. The yard needs a lot of work done on it now.
    Miss Myrtle Minter began her school at the fish hatchery Monday, the 12th, the same school she taught last winter. Mrs. Eula Minter is teaching at Debenger Gap this winter. Her school began the 12th of September.
    There will be an all-day meeting next Sunday at Reese Creek. There will be Sunday school and preaching, probably some ministers from a distance. There will also be good music. Mr. John Stille is chorister, Eli Stille pianist, Mrs. Engberg plays the violin and Mrs. Cummons the cornet. There will be dinner at the noon hour, everyone putting their dinner together, which gives a nice sociable time. Everyone will be welcome to come for even part time, if they cannot be there all day. The subject for the Sunday school lesson will be "The Kingdom Divided." Golden text: "Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall." Proverbs 16:18.
    Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Chamberlain, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Chamberlain of Medford and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Randall of Yakima, Wash., visited at Mr. Jacks' Sunday.
    Mrs. Ted Seaman spent the weekend at the Vestal home. Mr. Seaman was away hunting. There have been some from this vicinity who have taken their vacations hunting. We have not heard of their success as yet.
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Caster and children went to Oakland Thursday, Mr. Caster expects to bring home about 600 head of sheep for W. E. Hammel.
    Sam Courtney was at Frank Caster's one night last week.
    The showers the first of the week made it quite cool.
    Mrs. W. Jacks has had quite a painful finger for the past month. It is not well yet.
Medford Mail Tribune, September 16, 1927, page B3


EAGLE POINT
    Mrs. Mattie Vroman Huenergardt of Medford resumed piano instruction here Tuesday. The Presbyterian church has offered the use of the piano and building for her classes and they are now nicely started for the second season. Mrs. Huenergardt has a class of eight or nine this year and several are taking advanced work.
    The Goss house has been sold this week to Mr. and Mrs. W. E. McDowell. The McDowells expect to build a small cabin on the place and rent the house for a time, at least. The Bonhams are occupying the place at present and will continue to live there for this season.
    Mrs. Mary Stowell has purchased some lots near the Sarah Coy residence and will build a home there in a short time.
    Mrs. Essie Alberts has purchased some lots near the Sarah Coy residence for her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Whaley, and expects to build a home there before winter.
    A quartet from the Presbyterian choir furnished the music for the funeral of Eleanor Wright at Brownsboro Wednesday. Rev. Bussard of the Lutheran church in Medford conducted the services, and a very large gathering was present from the neighborhood.
    Dr. Morgan will speak on the subject "Laborer with God," next Sunday morning, and deserves a good hearing for this sermon. The Sunday school is getting under way to a fine start and everyone is invited to attend. You will find a class to suit you and we have a splendid teaching force. The first Sunday in October is rally day. Won't you come and help us next Sunday.
    Thursday proved to be a mighty quiet day in Eagle Point. All places of business closed up to help Medford celebrate, except the post office and bank. The afternoon was especially quiet.
    Eagle Point seemed to be favored as much as some of the other towns by Lindbergh's visit through this section. As he passed over here nearly everyone in town was able to see the plane, which was quite low. The school children were also informed of his arrival and got a good view of the plane from the school yard.
Eagle Point School Items
    The P.T.A. voted to finance the installation of a telephone in the high school building, where they met here last Friday for the first general meeting of the season.
    This action came in response to the urgent request of the school principal and the growing conviction among parents that the convenience of a telephone could no longer be dispensed with. Mr. Clements, the manager of the local branch of the telephone exchange, has given assurance that installation will be promptly made.
    Refreshments were served in honor of the faculty after the business session had adjourned, which action came as a pleasing surprise to them.
Medford Mail Tribune, September 17, 1927, page 3


EAGLE POINT IS PROUD OF HER CLUB RECORDS
    EAGLE POINT, Ore., Sept. 19.--The Civic Improvement Club will open for the new season next Thursday afternoon, the 22nd. This meeting will be held in the library and all of the club members are urged to be present for this meeting. The Ladies' Civic Club is one of the finest organizations in the community and has a fine large representative membership continually sponsoring the things that help to make Eagle Point a better and happier place to live in. Mrs. Campbell is the president, Mrs. Mittelstaedt vice-president and Mrs. Will Brown secretary and treasurer. Mrs. Brown is also the treasurer of the Southern Oregon Federated Club organization.
    Eagle Point has one of the best stock clubs for boys and girls in the county, although it is the first organization of its kind established here. This work is sponsored by our local grange and Carl Esch has given most liberally of his time in promoting the work and Mr. Fowler, the county club leader, has given us an exceptional amount of his time to make this club a success. At the fair our club exhibitors took a number of premiums. Vance Pearce entered a goat which was awarded first premium honors, Clifford Grove entered a pig in the Duroc Jersey class and was awarded second premium and Opal Grove secured a premium on her display of poultry.
    The outstanding recognition of our club, however, is the standing of our judging team. Clifford Grove, Vance Pearce and Stewart Butler were selected to represent the Eagle Point club in this stock-judging contest, which was held on Friday. Two of our boys rated sufficiently high to have a trip to the Portland stock show and compete in this event ranking highest, competing with the entire county with more than 20 boys in the contest. Clifford Grove tied for second place, which places him among the six boys to represent Jackson County at the Portland show this winter. This is not only a splendid showing for the practical work accomplished by the members, but is a fine compliment for the ability of Mr. Esch as a club leader, as he deserves a great deal of credit for what he has done.
    The W. L. Hurst family is enjoying a visit with Mr. Hurst's brother and family, who are spending a week here.
    The workmen are pouring cement into the forms for the new Grange hall and the work will be rushed to completion before bad weather sets in. This will be a fine addition for the town and the best thing ever attempted by the Grange. With a nice building of their own, worthy of their pride, there is a feeling of permanency and security, which stabilized the entire organization, cementing the membership closer together.
Medford Mail Tribune, September 20, 1927, page 9


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    The all-day meeting Sunday was quite well attended, although there were several of the regular attendants who could not be present. There is always a rich feast of spiritual things at these meetings, so that one loses out when they cannot be there. The writer could not be present, so lost out, and not able to give a detailed account. The Sunday school lesson next Sunday will be the review of the last three months. The golden text, "The Lord hath prepared his throne in the Heavens, and His kingdom ruleth over all." Psalm 102:19.
    Mrs. John Shearin of the Plaza Gardens has been in the hospital at Medford for several days. She has been suffering with rheumatism, but was getting better at last reports.
    Mrs. John Stille was sick for a few days. Mrs. Morgan and  Mrs. Sherman of Eagle Point called at the Vestal home the first of the week. Mrs. Bellows and Mrs. Lindsay called on Mrs. Jacks Wednesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Laton's two sons and a daughter, Mrs. Straus, all of Oklahoma, arrived last Saturday, and will visit their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Neatling of Salem. A niece of Mr. Humphrey's visited at the Humphrey home the first of the week.
    Maurice Jacks, a member of the calf club, was one of six to receive a prize for judging at the Jackson County products show. The six will have their way paid to the state fair at Salem. Mr. Fowler will be in charge of the boys. Maurice also received a prize of six dollars for the best pig. The club is a wonderful thing for the boys and girls. It encourages them in the products of the farm.
    The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Vestal will be pleased to hear of the arrival of a son, born September 17. Mother and son are doing fine. they are living at their home in Washington.   
Medford Mail Tribune, September 24, 1927, page 3


2 EAGLE POINT BOYS JUDGING AT STATE FAIR
    EAGLE POINT, Ore., Sept. 28.--(Special.)--Clifford Grove and Morris Jacks from the Eagle Point Boys Stock Club are at the state fair in Salem competing in the judging contest. One other boy from the county and our two make the Jackson County team. Three other winners will go to Portland to the stock show in October to compete in the same event. Vance Pearce will go from the Eagle Point club, having ranked first place in the judging contest at the county fair.
    The Presbyterian Sunday school will hold a social at Brown's hall Friday evening of this week. Everyone in the community interested in the church or Sunday school is invited to attend. A small program and light refreshments with plenty of games will make up an evening of enjoyment.
    Next Sunday is Rally Day at the Presbyterian Sunday school, and a full attendance is desired and expected. The regular lesson period will be shortened slightly and a special service for Rally Day will be worked into the exercises for the day. A general invitation is issued for everyone in the community to become a member one of our classes. A splendid corps of teachers are available and new classes are being formed as fast as the regular attendance will warrant. Dr. Morgan is just starting a series of sermons on "Plain Talk on Great Themes," which should interest every thoughtful man and woman. You do not want to grow stale in your thinking, and these talks will prove stimulating. Put church attendance on your regular program. The choir has resumed the year's work and special music will be provided at each service. Come out on Rally Day and make a start.
    Mr. and Mrs. Fred Arens are the proud parents of an eight-pound boy born last week Friday.
    Mrs. W. C. Clements is enjoying a visit with her father, who arrived Monday from Kansas City, Mo.
    The I. I. Sinclair garage on the highway is nearly completed. Mr. Sinclair is building a very substantial building suitable for living quarters as well as the garage business conducted by himself and son. He has sold his residence property to his son and they will occupy that in a short time.
    Mrs. Albert's home is fast taking form on Rogue River Street across from her father's place. Mr. Whaley and Tom Riley are doing the work.
    The Grange hall is progressing very satisfactorily and will soon be ready for framing.
Medford Mail Tribune, September 28, 1927, page 3


SECOND LETTER FROM EAGLE PT. GIRL RECEIVED
    Fears are felt for the safety of Idalene Simpson, 14-year-old Eagle Point girl whose whereabouts is a mystery to the sheriff's office, where first information of the missing girl was given late yesterday afternoon by Mrs. Charles Kincaid of Eagle Point. The girl, from whom two notes have been received, left home several weeks ago in answer to an advertisement for a nurse for an eight-year-old boy, who was accompanied by a W. H. Livingood of 2844 Sierra Grande Street, Lamanda, Calif., and two girls, whose ages are estimated at 19 and 20 years.
    The plan which the man, who claimed he was blind, explained to the parents of Idalene was that their daughter was to take charge of the boy and was to accompany the party to Hoquiam, Wash., where the boy's former attendant was to be left so that she could attend school. The girl was to receive $20 a week and expenses.
    One note was received from Eugene shortly after she left and Sheriff Ralph Jennings learned this afternoon that the parents had received another today from their daughter. The letter was mailed from Spokane, Wash., and the sheriff indicated that the letter, the contents of which he did not know, did not allay the worries of the grief-stricken father and mother.
    Sheriff Jennings expected to hear today from Los Angeles, Cal. authorities, whom he wired for information regarding Livingood, thinking that perhaps he might have a police record. Lamanda Park, where he is last known to have resided, is a suburb of the Southern California metropolis.
    According to information received from Eugene, the sheriff said today that Idalene was ordered not to write home and to have her hair waved in order to make her appearance older than 14 years.
    It was the belief of authorities until today that the party had proceeded as far as Eugene and had then turned back toward California, but this theory was exploded today with the receipt of the letter from Spokane.
    The letter, which was received from Idalene at Spokane, gave no definite address and in part stated that the party "would be a long way off in a short time." Otherwise, the letter said nothing of importance, according to Sheriff Jennings, who wired Spokane authorities this afternoon to hold the girl if she can be found.
    The sheriff stated this afternoon that outside of helping the grief-stricken parents, the county could take no action. Even if the Livingoods were found, he would not be arrested, as no state charge has been brought against him. However, it is possible that a Mann act charge might be filed if evidence should be secured justifying same.
Medford Mail Tribune, September 28, 1927, page 8


RANCHER SHOT BY LOCAL DRY AIDES
SHOOTING ACCIDENTAL IS CLAIM
Officers Talent and Hickman Say They Shot in Fleeing Moonshiner's General Direction--M. Zimmerlee of Trail is Victim--Slight Chance of Recovery.
    At press time today hospital attendant's reported that Mr. Zimmerlee was growing steadily weaker.
    Mansford Zimmerlee, 35, a rancher of the Trail district, is in a critical condition at the Sacred Heart Hospital today with a bullet wound through the abdomen as the result of a moonshine raid at his ranch last night at 11 o'clock by federal officers Terry Talent and state officers Claude Hickman and J. Zimmerman and Chief Deputy Sheriff Paul Jennings, who arrested T. M. Trusty of Elk Creek a short time later on a moonshine sale charge.
    It could not be learned today whose gun did the shooting, for the bullet, after striking Zimmerlee on one side of the abdomen, emerged on the other. However, the only shots fired came from revolvers in the hands of officers Hickman and Talent, both of who claimed this afternoon that they did not attempt to hit Zimmerlee, who had broken away from Talent after having been put under arrest on a moonshine sale and possession charge.
    They claim to have fired only in his general direction, over his head and at his feet, in an attempt to make him halt. Zimmerlee not only refused to stop but continued running and then swam the icy waters of Rogue River at the point where a county ferry was maintained years ago a mile and one-half or two miles the other side of the bridge near the Shady Cove resort on the Crater Lake Highway. Zimmerlee then walked two miles to a service station near the bridge and was there given first aid.
    The officers did not learn that he had been wounded until this morning, believing that he had made his escape and had planned to have a warrant for his arrest issued today.
Officers Feared Trouble
    Frequent reports have been turned into the sheriff's and district attorney's offices in regard to Zimmerlee, who is alleged to have been selling moonshine to high school boys for some time past. A number of such reports came from Sams Valley, and the remainder are said to have emanated in Medford and nearby, causing Zimmerlee to be put under surveillance. He was regarded by officers as being a desperate character and always armed when making a moonshine sale, according to District Attorney Newton C. Chaney. The raiding party feared trouble when departure from the local police station was made last evening.
    Deputy Sheriff Jennings left Medford first and was accompanied by the two state officers, who left Jennings' car and secreted themselves together in the brush along the river bank to await officer Talent's arrival in another car. Deputy Jennings was moving slowly when the two state officers left his machine and he drove on down the Crater Lake Highway some distance and parked. He stayed in his car during the entire raid.
Talent's Story.
    Officer Talent, according to his own story, arrived at the Zimmerlee ranch approximately at 11 o'clock, wearing his regular clothes. He had his cap off when he asked Zimmerlee for two gallons of moonshine and acted as if he had been to the ranch before on other liquor buying trips. Zimmerlee, according to the officer, did not hesitate in selling Talent contraband.
    "I must have waited 25 or 30 minutes," said officer Talent this forenoon, "when Zimmerlee returned with the moonshine, for which he was asking $10 per gallon. He shined the flashlight directly into my face, somewhat blinded me and I could not see whether he was armed. Having the evidence before me, I placed him under arrest, showing him my badge and covering him with my gun."
    "I'm a federal officer and you're under arrest. Talent's my name," I told him.
    "'Talent,' he replied in an odd tone, and immediately he made a grab for my gun."
    "There was a tussle and I succeeded in keeping the gun and there were a few blows exchanged. Then Zimmerlee ducked and ran. I ordered him to stop and he refused. I shot twice in his general direction and that only seemed to make him run the faster. I continued to chase him and kept my flashlight on his body and he ran east to the Crater Lake Highway, where he was again ordered to stop, this time by officer Hickman, who fired in his general direction also."
Chased on Highway.
    "I joined Hickman," continued officer Talent, "and for approximately 100 yards we chased him along the highway, firing several shots over his head and at his feet in further efforts to make him halt. At the end of the 100 yards, more or less, he left the highway and headed for the river through the brush. We did no more shooting and attempted to keep our lights on him.
    "Zimmerlee perched for a moment on the bank of the river and disappeared in a dive from sight, to reappear a moment later in the ice-cold water of the river. By this time, officer Zimmerman, who had been on guard in the ranch barn, joined us and we all continued to call after him that he would be drowned if he attempted to swim.
    "We kept our flashlights on him," continued officer Talent, "as he swam in the water. We watched him drift downstream for a distance as he swam and saw him later get into shallow water and the safety of the other shore. We decided that he had made good his escape and that today we would have a warrant issued for his arrest. We had no idea he had been shot. We left the scene and departed for the Trusty place on Elk Creek, where officer Hickman arrested Trusty.
    "The first scuffle," concluded officer Talent, "took place in the barnyard next to my parked car, in which I had been waiting."
    Officer Hickman, in his version of the affair, in part, said: "I was stationed with Zimmerman along the banks of the river, approximately 75 yards east of the house. That was after we left Deputy Jennings' car. We must have waited there for 15 or 20 minutes when we heard a dog barking at the house and shortly afterward there was some whistling as if someone was calling for help. We thought that perhaps Terry had made his arrest and needed us. We went inside of the barn and shined our lights into the loft. We saw a man, Dave Crowell, lying there. He told us he was just staying on the place and Zimmerman stayed to watch him and I went back to my station at the river bank.
    "I stayed at my post for possibly 15 minutes," continued officer Hickman, "when I heard shots in the barnyard, where Terry's car was parked. I rushed to the road in time to see Zimmerlee running. I ordered him to stop. He didn't. He had something in his hand--some dark object. Thinking that it might be a revolver and that perhaps he had shot Terry. I shot in his general direction in the thought he would stop. But he only ran faster.
    "In a few moments I was joined by Terry and the both of us chased him to the river, shooting several times at his feet and over his head. We did not shoot after he left the road. We watched him jump in the river and when Zimmerman joined us, Zimmerlee was half way across the river. We yelled to him to stop and come back, for fear he would drown, and he never answered. Like Terry, I believed he had made good his escape."
    Zimmerman's story dovetails with Hickman's, and he told how he watched Crowell in the barn loft after leaving the river bank with Hickman to investigate the noises around the barn. After hearing the first two or three shots, Zimmerman left the barn and was not able to join his companions until Zimmerlee was half way across the river.
    The party of officers, believing that Zimmerlee had made a successful escape, left for Elk Creek, where Hickman effected the purchase of two gallons of moonshine from T. M. Trusty, who will probably have a hearing today or tomorrow. Trusty made no trouble.
    In making the statements this forenoon, the officers, who returned at 2:30 this morning, took pains to bring out every detail and expressed regret that the raid had taken such an unexpected turn. The officers had planned to make another arrest last night at about the same time as the Zimmerlee raid, but were unsuccessful.
    It is held a miracle that Zimmerlee was able to swim the river, walk nearly two miles with a bullet hole through the abdomen, causing his intestines to be punctured 15 times. An operation was performed on him this forenoon by Dr. C. T. Sweeney, which may save the man's life.
Medford Mail Tribune, September 29, 1927, page 1


HOLD QUIZ TONIGHT IN RAID DEATH
Coroner's Inquest at 7:30 o'Clock--Officers Leave for Scene of Fatality--Witnesses to Give Last Statement of Zimmerlee, Who Died of Wounds Today.
    Mrs. H. W. Todd, resident of the Trail district, to whose home Mansford Zimmerlee, rum raid victim, came after the affray for aid, told a representative of the Mail Tribune this afternoon that Zimmerlee told her the night of the shooting that he had no quarrel with prohibition officer Terry Talent, that Talent had pointed a gun at him, that he became frightened and ran, that when he had gone about twenty feet a shot was fired which hit him, that he then ran and jumped into Rogue River, and that shots were fired at him while he was swimming and running, but missed him.
    Statements of Mrs. Todd were verified by other Trail witnesses. Dennis Zimmerlee, a nephew of the dead man, asserted that after the shooting, members of the raiding party came to the Zimmerlee home and "cursed out the family," and said that "they had got him."
    County officials are at the scene of the shooting this afternoon interrogating witnesses and going over the route of Zimmerlee's flight.
    An inquest is scheduled to be held at 7:30 this evening over the remains of Mansford Zimmerlee, 35, resident of the Trail district, who died at 4:20 this morning at the Sacred Heart Hospital as the result of a bullet wound through the abdomen sustained Wednesday night when he attempted to make his escape from prohibition officers Terry Talent and Claude Heckman, after having been put under arrest for possession and sale of moonshine. The inquest will be held at the Perl funeral home.
    Before undergoing an operation yesterday morning, after he had been brought to the hospital from a service station on the Crater Lake Highway 20 miles from Medford, Zimmerlee made a verbal statement to the attending surgeon, Dr. C. T. Sweeney, and hospital attendants in regard to the shooting. The statement was made with the warning that it might be the last he would ever make and he was told to adhere strictly to the truth.
    However, Dr. Sweeney at noon today refused to make it public, saying that he would give it at the inquest this evening. The doctor will probably be the main witness, and his testimony will be corroborated by three or four hospital attendants who listened to Zimmerlee give his version, which was brief.
    District Attorney Newton C. Chaney, Sheriff Ralph Jennings and Coroner H. W. Conger left early this afternoon for the scene of the shooting at the Zimmerlee ranch, one and one-half or two miles north of the Rogue River bridge over the Crater Lake Highway near the Shady Cove resort. They will go over the same ground covered by federal officer Terry Talent and state officer Claude Hickman when they attempted to stop Zimmerlee after he had escaped from officer Talent who had arrested Zimmerlee for selling him two gallons of moonshine in the ranch barnyard.
    The inspection party will attempt to follow the trail of the fugitive through the brush from the Crater Lake Highway and to the point where he jumped into the river and swam across. They will also try to follow his footsteps from the barnyard to the highway, where Hickman joined Talent in chasing Zimmerlee down the highway to the point he turned off to go in the river.
    It is possible that the inquest may not be held until tomorrow morning, according to the district attorney's office, should any unexpected information be unearthed at the Zimmerlee ranch.
    George Alexander, state prohibition commissioner, of Salem, and Capt. A. H. Burghduff, chief of the field force of the prohibition enforcement, are in Medford in connection with the cases of Mansford Zimmerlee and T. M. Trusty. This is Mr. Alexander's first visit here since his appointment.
Defer Sentence
    When given a hearing in Judge Taylor's court this afternoon, T. M. Trusty of Elk Creek pleaded guilty to a charge of sale and possession of moonshine, following his arrest Wednesday evening by state and federal prohibition officers. Federal officer Terry Talent appeared against the defendant, whose sentence was postponed until next Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. His bail was set at $500 and indications were that it would be raised.
Medford Mail Tribune, September 30, 1927, page 1


BROWNSBORO BITS
    Brownsboro visitors in Medford Saturday were Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Henry, Mr. Ralph Tucker and Ellen Tucker.
    Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Grissom were visitors at the E. H. Tucker home Monday afternoon.
    H. W. Wright and Edwin Salzwedel were business visitors Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. George Henry transacted business in Medford Saturday.
    Mrs. Margaret Hoagland and sons George and Albert visited the Ralph Tucker home Sunday.
    Charles Cingcade has purchased 70 head of lambs from Ralph Tucker Monday.
    Lloyd Tucker, Mrs. Ralph Tucker and Miss Ellen Tucker were Applegate visitors Monday.
    Miss Mabel Anning and Leland Dysinger visited the Ralph Tucker home Sunday.                            
Medford Mail Tribune, September 30, 1927, page B3


JURY O.K.'S SLAYING OF TRAIL MAN 
Coroner's Jury Exonerates Terry Talent of All Blame in Shooting Zimmerlee--Death Declared Accidental--Maintain Defendant Resisted Arrest for Moonshining.
    That Mansford Zimmerlee, 46, Trail resident, was fatally wounded by a bullet fired by Terry Talent, federal prohibition officer, while in the discharge of his duties in a moonshine raid on the Zimmerlee ranch on the night of September 28, was the verdict returned by the coroner's jury, before which numerous witnesses testified at the inquest last night at the Perl Funeral Home. Talent was exonerated of all blame.
    It was indicated last evening that friends and relatives of the dead man, who died early yesterday morning at the Sacred Heart Hospital, following an operation the morning before, would demand a more complete investigation. However, last night's session continued for more than four hours and is said to be one of the longest inquests ever held in Jackson County. The coroner's jury was composed of J. F. Lawrence, Joe Brown, A. J. Hanby, John Demmer, Dr. W. W. Howard and F. Alexander.
Dr. Sweeney First Witness.
    Dr. C. T. Sweeney, who was called to the home of Hillery W. Todd on Indian Creek, a short distance from the Shady Cove service station on the Crater Lake Highway, was the first witness called. He explained the wound which killed Zimmerlee to the jury, which for the first few minutes was in the death chamber with Zimmerlee's body. He told how he had asked Zimmerlee just before he underwent an operation early Thursday morning if there was any statement he wished to make, with the possibility it might be the last.
    "I was shot by Terry Talent," Zimmerlee said, according to Dr. Sweeney, who then asked him how far away the shot was fired.
    "Not to exceed 20 steps and he was holding the flashlight on me while shooting." Zimmerlee replied.
    The testimony was substantiated by June Earhart of the hospital nurse staff and Dr. A. F. Kresse, who assisted in the operation. The names of Sister Lewis, who is in charge of the Sacred Heart Hospital operation room, and Misses Hansen and Roberts, nurses, were given as other witnesses.
    Zimmerlee was in intense pain, said Dr. Sweeney, when he reached the Todd home, where first aid measures had been taken to make him more comfortable. The wounded man reached the hospital around four o'clock Thursday morning and immediately underwent the operation, which revealed that his intestines had been punctured 15 times by the bullet, which entered in the back and emerged on the other side of the body. Following the operation, Zimmerlee was conscious at times until his death, but he engaged in no more conversation.
Niece Is Witness.
    Mrs. Mary Zimmerlee, who lived on the same ranch that was raided, but in a different house a short distance away, testified that she was in bed when the raid began, but was awakened by shooting and rushed to the window, seeing flashlights in the darkness. She claimed that the officers rushed to her house following the shooting and the apparent escape of Zimmerlee, knocked on her door and demanded admittance.
    "We got him. We got him." She claimed they said.
    "Who?" she questioned in return, according to her testimony.
    "You know," the officers replied.
    "I don't know."
    "Open the door, we want to talk to you." the witness testified that Talent said.
    "What do you want?" she returned.
    "We want to talk to you. You open this door. If you don't let me in, I'll come in." the witness declared Talent said.
    Mrs. Zimmerlee finally opened the door, according to the testimony, and after harsh talking and a short questioning, which satisfied the officers that there were no men around and that a search for more liquor would be futile, the officers left, with the admonishment to tell Mansford Zimmerlee to come to Medford the next day and give himself up to the authorities.
    She said the officers denied knowledge of having shot Zimmerlee and that she, with others, found him early in the morning at the Todd home a mile or so down the river on the other side. Up until three weeks ago, Mary Zimmerlee and her husband, W. R., had lived with Mansford in the same house, but since had moved to another building on the same ranch.
Sister-in-Law Testifies.
    Testimony by Mrs. Jane Zimmerlee, a sister-in-law of the dead man, corroborated that given by the preceding witness. She said she had known him for 20 years and that for the past three years he had stayed close to his ranch, after having spent a short time in Washington. Before his trip to Washington, he had also lived on the ranch. He was unmarried. She said that she and the younger Mrs. Zimmerlee fastened the door when they saw the officers come toward the house, after the raid was over.
    "They said they were going to search the whole ranch," Mrs. Zimmerlee related, "and they demanded entrance to the house. We told them there was nobody there but the children, but they could search if they wanted to.
    "Who did you get?" I asked Talent.
    "Mansie," was the reply.
    "Who?"
    "Mansford, then," the officer replied.
    "The conversation with the officers ended with Talent telling me that he was a federal officer and that I'd better tell Mansford to come down when he got back, or that the officers would have to hunt for him. He told me that he was Terry Talent and that they had the goods on him."
    The witness stated that three officers, J. I. Zimmerman, Claude Hickman and Deputy Sheriff Lewis Jennings, searched the ranch two or three weeks ago, but found nothing.
Mrs. Todd Testifies.
    Mrs. H. W. Todd, to whose home on Indian Creek Mansford Zimmerlee found his way after having been shot, told how she was awakened in the middle of the night by a noise on the front porch.
    When she went to the door, the following conversation took place:
    "Who's there?"
    Zimmerlee mumbled.
    "What's the matter, Mansford?"
    "I'm shot."
    "Who shot you?"
    "Terry Talent. I'm cold--swam the river."
    Mrs. Todd declared she had never seen a more terrifying sight than Zimmerlee, who seemed to be chilled to the bone and so cold that he could hardly talk. She was afraid to take off his clothes and put on dry ones. She called for help by sending her boy to Mrs. John Laden, with whom, and others, they made attempts to make Zimmerlee comfortable. A car arrived a short time later, her testimony continued, bringing Mrs. Mary Zimmerlee, Mrs. Johnson, Mose Johnson and Gene Crowell to the scene.
    Dr. Sweeney was called, and the injured man was rushed to the hospital as soon as possible.
H. W. Todd Gives Version.
    Hillery Todd, in testimony, declared it would be difficult to swim the river, even in good health. Todd declared that Zimmerlee told him that officer Talent had shot him and told him of incidents of the raid. A man, whom he thought was "all right," had ordered the whiskey, but when he returned with the two gallons, Talent was there to receive them. Todd testified that Zimmerlee told him that he commenced to run as soon as Talent made his identity known and that shots were fired as soon as he was under way. Zimmerlee believed that the first shot fired was the one that struck him in the back and said nothing about any blows, which officer Talent claims took place.
 Nephew on the Stand.
    W. R. Zimmerlee, a nephew of the dead man, told how he held up Mansfield's head on the trip to the hospital and listened to him tell of the raid, relating that two gallons of moonshine had been purchased by an "undercover man" and that officer Talent accosted him when the contraband was brought to the car to be sold for $10 per gallon. Mansford, said the nephew, commenced to run when he learned that Talent was there and that he was the target for numerous bullets, the first of which he believed struck him in the back. The dead man is said to have claimed that a bullet was also fired at him while in the water. However, this was denied by the officers.
    Mrs. John Laden gave details of procuring aid for the wounded man and repeated conversation with Zimmerlee in regard to the shooting, indicating that the shot was fired by officer Talent. Zimmerlee told her how he swam the river, walking a short distance and then swimming because he was too weak to walk. He said he heard "hollering" on the shore, but could not understand what was said. Mrs. Laden declared that Zimmerlee nearly died twice while waiting for the doctor to arrive.
    Evidence was given by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Winkle in regard to the shooting. They live across the river from the Zimmerlee ranch and heard the man swimming in the river, saw the flashlights on the other side and watched the guns spit fire. Dr. L. D. Inskeep, county physician, also testified in regard to the wound.
Talent Testifies.
    Federal officer Talent explained the arrangements made for the raid, telling how officer Hickman, Zimmerman and Chief Deputy Paul Jennings left first. Hickman and Zimmerman secreted themselves in the brush to await Talent's arrival. Officer Talent used a map in showing the position of the ranch houses, the highway and the river.
    An "informant," according to the testimony, made the liquor deal, while the officer waited in the car for 25 or 30 minutes for Zimmerlee to bring two gallons of moonshine in separate jugs. When he arrived, as if reaching for his money, Talent brought out his gun and told Zimmerlee he was under arrest for moonshine sale, showing his badge at the same time. The officer claimed that Zimmerlee was shining a flashlight into his face, which blinded him somewhat and that Zimmerlee attempted to wrest the gun away from him, but was unsuccessful. After several blows, Zimmerlee ran and the officer fired at the fleeing man, taking careful aim to see that he hit the ground.
Talent Shoots.
    The first two shots, he said, hit the ground, but he was not sure about the third. After the third shot was fired, Talent started the chase. When Zimmerlee reached the Crater Lake Highway, two shots were fired by officer Hickman, who believed that officer Talent had been attacked. Zimmerlee, said officer Talent, was a fleet runner and never faltered or indicated in any way he had been hit by a bullet. Running to the old ferry landing, Zimmerlee jumped into the Rogue River and swam, while the officers kept their flashlight on him. Talent testified that he was using a breast stroke, and was keeping his head well out of the water.
    Hearing him reach the other side, the officers decided that he had escaped and that they would "make the arrest tomorrow," never dreaming, he said, that Zimmerlee had been wounded. Hickman attempted to head Zimmerlee off in his flight to the river, but was unsuccessful and did not join Talent until after Zimmerlee had jumped into the cold water. Zimmerman, who had been on guard in the barn, rushed also to the river, but arrived after Zimmerlee was well under way.
    Each of the officers denied using harsh language and denied shooting at the man after he was in the water. They called to him to return to the shore, or else he would be drowned, but they received no reply. The party of officers returned to the house, and told Mrs. Mary Zimmerlee to tell Mansford to come to town and give himself up. At the house, officer Talent testified, no harsh language of any kind was used.
    Chief Deputy Sheriff Paul Jennings took no active part in the raid, being in a car some distance from the scene. He was to pass by the house every ten minutes to see if the raid had been completed.
    Testimony was also given by officers Hickman and Zimmerman corroborating their fellow officers. The two gallons of moonshine were on exhibit before the jury and were identified by the officers as the same purchased at the Zimmerlee ranch.
    There was a large attendance at the inquest, including a good-sized delegation from the Trail and Eagle Point districts. The inquest was in charge of District Attorney Newton C. Chaney and the witnesses were sworn in by Coroner H. W. Conger.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 1, 1927, page 3


LILJEQVIST IS NAMED QUIZ HEAD
Special Prosecutor Appointed to Conduct Grand Jury Hearing of Zimmerlee Shooting by Terry Talent--Will Be Here Thursday; Jury Starts Tomorrow.

    Assistant Attorney General Liljeqvist was appointed today special prosecutor to take charge of the Zimmerlee killing case, according to a long-distance call received from Salem by Prosecuting Attorney Newton W. Chaney. Liljeqvist is now in Marshfield and will arrive in Medford Thursday morning to take charge. The grand jury will assemble tomorrow, and Chaney will bring other matters before it to consume the time until the special prosecutor arrives.
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    SALEM, Ore., Oct. 3.--(AP)--A special prosecutor to investigate before the Jackson County grand jury the fatal shooting of Mansford Zimmerlee, an alleged bootlegger, a few days ago, will today be appointed by Attorney General I. L. VanWinkle at the request of Newton Chaney, district attorney for Jackson County. VanWinkle, after conferring with Governor Patterson, said he had not decided whom he would appoint, and that he might send a man from his office.
    Terry Talent, federal officer, and Claude Hickman, state prohibition agent, the officers who did the shooting, were both present today at a conference in the office of Governor Patterson when Chaney's request was discussed.
    In a statement before his death Zimmerlee is said to have declared that he was wounded by the first shot fired, and accused Talent of doing the shooting.
    The affair has created a controversy in Jackson County. The grand jury convenes tomorrow.
    Chaney says that relatives of Zimmerlee accused him of prejudice in the case.
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Talent Expresses Regret
    Officer Talent has expressed deep regret over the tragic incident and emphatically denied that he shot to hit Zimmerlee, whom he had hoped to stop by shooting at his feet.
    "In view of the incident which occurred September 28, resulting in the death of Mansford Zimmerlee," said District Attorney Newton C. Chaney in an interview today, "and the advisability of a full investigation before the grand jury, which has been called by Circuit Judge Corkins, at my request of Friday, Sept. 30th, and on account of the fact that the federal and state officers concerned therein, in the performance of their duties as such officers in the enforcement of the law, have been closely associated with this office, I have, therefore, requested the governor to appoint a special prosecutor, in order to eliminate any question or doubt that may exist as to a fair and impartial investigation of this matter.
    "In doing so I have acted on my own initiative and have not in any sense admitted, nor do I now admit, that my office would not make a full, impartial and unprejudiced presentation of all facts relative thereto before the grand jury. However, in view of the official association of said officers, as above set forth, and the fact that this office should at all times be kept above reproach and should perform its full duty in every situation that may arise, I have, as stated, requested the appointment of a special prosecutor.
    "I would strongly urge that all citizens who are in possession of any information that may be of any value whatsoever to the grand jury in this investigation appear before that body, whether they have been subpoenaed or not. Subpoenas have been issued by this office for all persons whom we have been advised know any facts relative to the occurrence under investigation."
    The special prosecutor will take charge only of this matter, according to the district attorney.
    While the coroner's jury came to the decision last Friday night that Talent fired the shot, the grand jury investigation will cover the entire ground and will act as if the coroner's jury had never been held.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 3, 1927, page 1


Press Comments on Shooting of Mansford Zimmerlee
Murder in the Name of the Law.
    The Capital Journal has frequently commented on the growing tyranny of the tin star, of the usurpation of power by the police. It has been well said that "the modern struggle for liberty is at root of a fight against the gradual extension of police power."
    Judge McMahan recently called attention to the frequent breaking of the law by officers sworn to enforce the law, in order to enforce the law, and asked why officers are permitted to shoot at random at citizens without knowing their guilt and without cause even if guilt is reasonably certain.
    A most flagrant instance of this abuse of official power has just materialized in Jackson County, and as usual, in connection with the prohibition law, which has been more productive of official outrages, as well as official corruption, than all the laws on the statute books combined.
    On September 28, dry officers acting as agents provocateurs called at the home of a Trail citizen and after inducing him to violate the law reciprocated his hospitality by setting upon him in a wanton, reckless and brutal manner, shooting him fatally in the back, and hunting and baying him into and across the Rogue River. He died the following day from the wound inflicted.
    The coroner's jury "promptly acquitted the officer for the outrage," just as a coroner's jury acquitted a speed cop for murdering on suspicion a man who had a wrong license number in Linn County some months ago, but public indignation has been aroused and demands an impartial and competent investigation, further charging in a petition being circulated to the governor that the law officers of Jackson County are seeking to whitewash the offense and that the interests of justice require that a special prosecutor be appointed for the task.
    The dry officers doing the shooting have records as gunmen. This is not the first notch on their guns. District Attorney Chaney of Jackson County was with Charles Talent, speed cop, when he killed the autoist near Albany and justified him in the act. He is the father of Terry Talent, one of the shooting dry officers. When the Trail shooting became known, Chaney came out with a statement alleging the man shot a desperate character and a gunman, when the facts were that he had lived 31 years in the county, never owned or carried a gun and was known for meekness and peaceable disposition.
    At the coroner's inquest, state officer Claude Hickman of Salem told of hiding along the road at some distance from the house, and when he heard the shooting and heard the hurried and frightened victim laboring down the highway, without knowing who he was or what he had done, took two pot shots at him.
    It is this wanton and bloodthirsty sort of law enforcement that is discrediting not only the prohibition law, but law enforcement generally. –Salem Capital Journal.
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    A man living near Medford was slain by a federal prohibition agent when he fled from arrest on a charge of selling liquor. The officer has been acquitted as the coroner's jury found that he hadn't intended to shoot the other. It looks as if the death penalty is now in force for violation of the prohibition laws.--Grants Pass Courier.
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ANOTHER VICTIM
    Another man is shot down and killed by an officer in Southern Oregon. The officer was attempting to make an arrest for violation of the prohibition law. The suspect fled. The officer shot him in the back at 20 feet and the victim died a few hours later.
    The victim was apparently guilty of the violation of which he was suspected. But since when has it become the province of officers to convict and sentence to death by gunfire those who violate the law? Since when has it become their province to shoot down those accused of a lesser crime, even though they may attempt to escape? Since when have officers acquired the right to pronounce death sentence and carry it into effect, even though a man is guilty of violation of the prohibition law and an attempt to escape?
    Reports indicate that the Southern Oregon victim made no attempt to struggle with the officer. He made no show to fight. He was not guilty of murder. He did not threaten the officer. He merely made an attempt to escape, when the death volley was fired into his back.
    If the hair-trigger officers continue to shoot down victims, if they continue to assume authority that is not theirs, if they continue to set themselves up as accuser, judge, jury and high executioner, if they continue to kill without provocation, there will be a reckoning some day for which their superiors and the courts which sustain them will have to assume the responsibility. --(Portland Journal.)                        
Medford Mail Tribune, October 4, 1927, page 2


DR. VAN SCOYOC AGAIN SUFFERS SEVERE STROKE
    Much sympathy is felt by the many friends for Dr. C. C. Van Scoyoc, family and relatives, because of his having suffered another stroke of paralysis last Sunday night, which placed him in bed in a helpless condition and left him blind. Dr. and Mrs. Van Scoyoc have been living in their summer cabin near Rogue Elk since early last summer, following the first severe stroke suffered some months ago. He had been improving both mentally and physically lately until the additional stroke came Sunday.
    While his condition is serious, it is said that there is no immediate danger.
    The case of Dr. Van Scoyoc is a most pitiable one. An apparently strong man, in the prime of manhood, his health began to fail several years ago for no apparent reason, and he spent much money in consulting experts, both in Portland and in California, taking treatment, etc. He was at a California institution when suddenly summoned home by a telegram telling of the serious illness of his son, Charles, a popular high school student and football player, and did not learn until he stepped off the train to greet a sorrowing group, consisting of his wife and other waiting relatives, that his son had passed away before his arrival.
    He apparently had fully recovered from this blow and his own illness some months later, until he was able to resume his dental practice with his brother, Dr. Walter Van Scoyoc. But this did not long continue, and he was forced to retire again. Then came the first stroke of paralysis, which left him partially helpless.
    Leasing their home on North Orange Street, Dr. and Mrs. Van Scoyoc went to reside at their cabin at Rogue Elk, where the doctor had spent much of his spare time for years past, fishing along the river thereabouts, and where he seemed to be better contented than in town. For this reason it was thought that his ultimate recovery might come quicker. He spent the summer, during the day, mainly in sitting on the front porch of the cabin and waving his hand in response to the hundreds of sympathetic hand waves from passing friends on the highway.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 4, 1927, page 3


MISSING GIRL IS LOCATED BY LOCAL SHERIFF
    After having been missing from her home in the Eagle Point district for nearly a month, Idalene Simpson, 14 years of age, was located today in Spokane, Wash., according to a wire received this afternoon by the sheriff's office. A woman named Isobel Whiley and a man named G. Livingood are being held in Spokane for investigation by Department of Justice officials in her connection. Relatives of the girl are leaving tonight for Spokane to bring her back to her Eagle Point home.
    The girl left several weeks ago in answer to an advertisement calling for a companion for an eight-year-old boy, and she left Medford with the boy, a man and two older girls. The man gave his name as Livingood of Los Angeles, claimed he was blind and said he needed the Simpson girl to take care of the eight-year-old son. He had another girl engaged but claimed he was taking her back to her home in Hoquiam, Wash.
    Idalene's parents heard from her once when she mailed a note from Eugene, and about one week ago received a short letter from Spokane, but which gave no address. The sheriff's office sent descriptions to numerous Washington cities last week, and her detention today was credited to this information.
    Department of Justice operatives are investigating the case, and it is possible that a charge may be filed against Livingood.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 5, 1927, page 1


Talent Did a Good Job
    To the Editor:
    I live in the district where the shooting of Zimmerlee took place, and in justice to the officers who made the raid on Zimmerlee, I would like to say that they did a good job, not that I think Zimmerlee deserved death, but if he had submitted to arrest he wouldn't have been dead. His nephew, William, who wrote the article in the Morning News, October 1, and testified at the inquest, claimed he had asked his uncle to refrain from selling any more moonshine, did not tell the truth, for he has a still in full operation his self and furnished the liquor for his uncle to sell and get killed over. William Zimmerlee was at the still operating it the night his uncle was caught. They have made their threats they would kill young Talent, and I still think they might do it. I'm taking a chance myself writing this letter, but I want to see justice done.
JAMES GORDON,
    Eagle Point, October 4.
"Communications," Medford Mail Tribune, October 5, 1927, page 4


Press Comments on Shooting of Mansford Zimmerlee
NO RIGHT TO SHOOT.
That Jackson County Killing.
    In Jackson County a prohibition officer shot and killed a man who was violating the prohibition law. The facts appear to be that the officer fired at the man to halt his escape. The officer is credited with saying that he "shot in the general direction" of the fugitive.
    The man who met death was accused of a misdemeanor. He was charged with possessing intoxicating liquor. By killing him under such circumstances, the officer was a violator of the law, because no peace officer, under the statutes or Oregon, has the right to kill a man whom he arrests for a misdemeanor, unless the man whom he apprehends attempts to kill him. Then the officer may invoke the law of self-defense and kill his attacker, in order to save his own life. But the fact appears to be that the accused man in this case was not attacking the officer, but was fleeing from him.
    Official investigation of the shooting is being conducted and perhaps the findings may differ from the unofficial reports. But if the facts are as they have been published, the prohibition officer has made himself liable for a serious crime.
    The taking of a human life is a matter of tremendous moment. The life of a lawbreaker is more important than the punishment of any misdemeanor. Even officers of the law cannot take a human life while discharging their duties except in certain cases, clearly defined by law.
    The officer who takes a human life without authority weakens the cause of law enforcement. He opens the way for criticism. Particularly in the field of liquor law enforcement is the unwarranted taking of human life made the object of bitter attacks. Upholding one law by breaking another law is an indefensible business.
    The dead man, perhaps, broke a law. But it was not a law that was punishable by death. The statutes of Oregon were sufficient to deal with his case. He should have been punished in conformity with those laws, on being found guilty by a competent tribunal. But the officer had no authority to shoot him or to shoot at him, because he was running away from the officer at the time.--Albany Democrat.
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TOO QUICK ON THE TRIGGER
    The Medford Mail Tribune, commenting on the recent tragedy wherein a moonshiner-rancher was shot and killed by officers of the law, while trying to escape, says the ready gun-users justified themselves by declaring "it was an accident." They merely intended to shoot in his general direction. Evidently they had no idea that they had a right to kill the fugitive. Or, perhaps, they have just now acquired that idea.
    Another paper, which professes to know the facts, reports that "on September 28, dry officers acting as agents provocateurs called at the home of a Trail citizen and, after inducing him to violate the law, reciprocated his hospitality by setting upon him in a wanton and reckless and brutal manner, shooting him fatally in the back and hunting and baying him into and across Rogue River. He died the following day from the wound inflicted."
    It would be interesting to learn if it is true that the dry officers partook of the rancher's illicit liquor and, if so, to speculate on what share of the responsibility for their act is traceable to the alcohol. Not that anything can be done about the liquor; only that some conclusion may be drawn as to the right or duty of officials to drink unlawful booze and then to shoot.
    Meanwhile, it is appropriate that Governor Patterson has decided to look into this latest Southern Oregon shooting, and to see what can be done about it.--(Portland Oregonian.)
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Going Off Half Cocked
    Down near Medford the other day a couple of enforcement officers fired several shots at a mountain rancher, whom it was alleged was engaged in manufacturing moonshine. The results of the escapade was the death of the rancher, though the officers maintain their aim was not directed at the fleeing man, but on the contrary had shot in the air, "just to scare him." This is a mighty lame excuse for murder. Then, an officer whose ability is so exact in hitting the mark when shooting heavenward is a dangerous person to deal with the public. He might go off half-cocked most any old time--resulting in the death of innocent persons.--(Roseburg News-Review.)  
Medford Mail Tribune, October 6, 1927, page 4


GRADE SCHOOLS IN EAGLE P. CLOSED AS PRECAUTION
    EAGLE POINT, Oct. 6.--"The grades of the Eagle Point school will close temporarily," announced the members of the school board after a short conference here Tuesday afternoon. It was made clear that this action in no way affects the high school.
    The decision was reached when the board met at the request of the school principal and was due to the demoralized condition of attendance among the grade children, who have been held at home by parents who fear possible contact with infantile paralysis. The attendance in some grades is less than one-third of normal which, according to the principal, makes the school work almost impossible.
    Owing to the fact that no cases have occurred in this vicinity, the school board feel that there is no cause for alarm and that the heavy absence is uncalled for.
    The decision was made only because of the impossibility of continuing school with such a small enrollment, and in consideration of fearful parents upon whom the truancy law must otherwise be invoked. School will be resumed as soon as a normal attendance can be assured.
    No decrease in the high school enrollment has occurred, and regular classes will be held.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 6, 1927, page B3


TALENT IS CALLED TO JURY ROOM
Federal Dry officer Who Shot Zimmerlee Is a Witness Before Grand Jury--No Report Expected Until Late Tonight or Tomorrow Morning.

    Possibilities of the grand jury investigating the shooting of Mansford Zimmerlee by federal prohibition enforcement officer Terry Talent, reporting this afternoon, were considered remote by county officials. Up to press time, but one witness had been heard since noon. There was also a possibility that the grand jury would visit the scene of the tragedy.
    The grand jury, under the direction of Assistant Attorney General L. J. Liljeqvist, special prosecutor appointed by the governor, continued its investigation today in the fatal shooting by federal prohibition officer Terry Talent of Mansford Zimmerlee, Trail rancher and asserted moonshine peddler. There are seven or eight witnesses still to be examined of the 25 or 30 subpoenaed. A report by the grand jury today is possible, if rapid progress is made in the examination of the witnesses, but it may not be ready until tomorrow.
    Witnesses called this morning before the quiz body were Doctors Sweeney and Kresse, who attended Zimmerlee after he was brought to the hospital from the scene of the shooting; Miss June Earhart, who administered the anesthetic before the operation, two hospital nurses, and state prohibition agent Zimmerman, a member of the raiding party. The doctors and nurses testified at the coroner's inquest relative to the nature of the wound, and a statement made by Zimmerlee, in which he accused Terry Talent of shooting him as the fled.
    Witnesses scheduled to be called this afternoon were Claude Hickman of Salem, state prohibition agent, who joined in the fusillade of shots with Talent when the firing started.
    The witnesses examined yesterday were from the Trail district.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 7, 1927, page 1


CASH WOOD NEW PASTOR, EAGLE POINT
    Cash Wood of Medford, for years connected with Jackson County Y.M.C.A., is becoming pastor of the bungalow church at Eagle Point. Mr. Wood will move at once into the parsonage there and give his full time to the work. Friends may not know that the new pastor held an ordination in a denominational church for many years and has had different pastorates in Washington.
    The usual services Sunday, Oct. 9. Preaching at 11 a.m.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 7, 1927, page 6


ADVISE CHILDREN IN EAGLE PT. TO STAY AT HOME
    EAGLE POINT, Oct. 5.--Mrs. Gay Pruett underwent a bone operation in a Portland hospital this week and is doing nicely. Mr. Pruett and Mrs. Pruett's mother are with her. She will be unable to come home for three or four weeks. Her many friends will be glad to learn that she is on the road to complete recovery now.
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Nichols of Yakima are visiting friends in Eagle Point. They are at the home of Mr. Nichol's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Nichols.
    Ralph Hurst returned to Richmond, Cal., with his uncle, C. L. Hurst, who has been visiting in Eagle Point. Ralph expects to remain in Richmond if things look good to him.
    Dr. Morgan of the Presbyterian church is offering several weekday bible courses available to the school students. The bible study is on the regular course of study, and credit is allowed for work covered in connection with their other school subjects. Quite a large number have announced their desire to enroll for this course, which will start Wednesday for the high school students.
    The church services and Sunday school will continue as usual, although the attendance will not be up to normal. Last Sunday no small children were in attendance, and it is thought unwise to urge their attendance until all danger is past. Mrs. Frank Nichols will sing a solo at the church service next Sunday. Dr. Morgan is preaching a series of fine sermons, and you will enjoy the service.
    Eagle Point baseball fans have been enjoying the reports of the world's series over Lucius Kincaid's radio at the bungalow. This is a splendid service and appreciated by the fans.   
Medford Mail Tribune, October 7, 1927, page B1


From a Christian Pastor.
To the Editor:
    As a reader of the Tribune I protest your editorials and news articles concerning the Talent-Zimmerlee case. Why term Zimmerlee an "alleged" or "asserted" moonshiner, when he was caught red-handed in his crime, and then brazenly state that Terry Talent shot Zimmerlee, as if it were a proven fact?
    It's dastardly rotten citizenship to hide behind the alleged intricacy of a case like this in order to shield a lot of despicable bootleggers, every one an outlaw at heart. How much sympathy do you think Talent would have gotten if he had been the victim of this mountain gang?
    According to a judge in Grants Pass, [who] when sending two bootleggers to the pen said: "There is only one step lower than bootlegging; that is living off the earnings of fallen women."
    The DeAutremonts are a shining light to the best bootlegger that ever lived. I would rather a thousand times ten thousand see our two dear girls cold and dead in their caskets, shot to death in cold blood by the DeAutremonts, than ensnared in lives of sin and hell by the wiles of the smoothest bootlegger that ever walked or crawled.
    I buried Mansford Zimmerlee, and in all my experience on the frontier, I have never faced so hard a lot of men as made up a part of that attendant gathering. One man came into the house of God with his hat on his head and his pipe in his mouth. Another stood near me at the grave with a breath vile enough to have embalmed the dead. A rattlesnake has a bootlegger backed so far off the map that you can't see daylight between them.
    What we need now is church folks who live straight and newspapers that tell the truth, God helping them, and we'll soon clean up this great country. But with some church folks like I have, and a newspaper like you have, we'll never do it.
    Yours for a Christian nation and an unsullied flag.
R. W. NELSON,
    Pastor, Phoenix Church
        Phoenix, October 8th.
"Communications," Medford Mail Tribune, October 8, 1927, page 5


FROST DAMAGE AT REESE CREEK
    REESE CREEK, Oct. 8.--The frost Wednesday night did some damage, but what extent we cannot tell as yet. The pear crop for this season is about picked. The Winter Nelis on the Hammel ranch will be finished this week. They have not as large a crop, neither are they as nice as last year.
    Elmer Robertson and others are picking their apples.
    Mr. Humphrey hauled a load of hogs from the Luke Ryan ranch to market one day this week.
    The fish hatchery school, where Miss Myrtle Minter is teaching, was closed Tuesday on account of infantile paralysis, there being a case near the McLeod bridge. We have not heard of any cases being near Reese Creek as yet.
    There were not as many out to Sunday school last Sunday as usual. Some were sick and a few were afraid there might be danger of taking the dread disease, infantile paralysis. Mrs. H. Watkins and Mrs. Cummons were among the sick. The subject for the Sunday school lesson next Sunday, October 9th, will be "Elijah Hears God's Voice." The golden text: "Wait on the Lord, be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart." Psalm 27:14.
    Mr. and Mrs. Peters and family of Kansas arrived last week at Mr. Robertson's. They expect to locate here. Mrs. Peters is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robertson.
    The Caster family visited at Marshall Minter's Tuesday night.
    Mrs. A. L. Young of Medford visited at the H. Watkins home a few days last week.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 8, 1927, page 3


T. TALENT INDICTED FOR DEATH
Involuntary Manslaughter Bill Returned--Bail Fixed at $2000 Pending Arraignment Oct. 21--Full Text of True Bill--42 Witnesses Testified.

    A true bill, charging Terry A. Talent, federal prohibition enforcement officer, as a result of the death of Mansford Zimmerlee, Trail rancher and moonshiner, with involuntary manslaughter, was returned by a grand jury in the circuit court, Saturday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock.
    The indictment was reached after three days of hearing testimony of 42 witnesses, and a visit to the scene of the tragedy Saturday morning. Mrs. Katie Grieve of Prospect was forewoman of the inquisitorial body.
    The indictment was presented to Circuit Judge O. M. Corkins. He ordered the drawing of a bench warrant for the arrest of Talent, and upon recommendation of Assistant Attorney General L. J. Liljeqvist, special prosecutor appointed by the Governor, the bond was fixed at $2000. The bench warrant was served upon Talent Saturday evening by the sheriff's office. He will be arraigned at the term of court commencing Monday, October 24.
    The Oregon law provides as follows:
    PUNISHMENT FOR MANSLAUGHTER--Every person convicted of manslaughter shall be punished by imprisonment in the penitentiary not less than one nor more than 15 years, and by a fine not exceeding $5,000.00.
    The law makes no distinction between voluntary and involuntary manslaughter, but it is within the discretion of the judge and jury to take cognizance of it.
    The witnesses who appeared before the grand jury were as follows:
    Paul C. Jennings, Dr. Charles Sweeney, Gene Crowell, Jane Zimmerlee, Mary Zimmerlee, Hattie Todd, Mary Laden, Ralph Bender, Dr. L. D. Inskeep, Allison Moulton, O. O. Bristow, Joseph B. Bristow, Anna Bristow, Hattie Winkle, Charles Winkle, Mrs. H. W. Todd, H. W. Todd, James F. Johnson, W. R. Zimmerlee, W. R. Johnson, Minnie Blaess, Max A. Schulz, Paul H. Schulz, Olga Hanson, Aletha Selby, Irene Jolly, June Earhart, Joseph Zimmerlee, voluntary and at his own request, Dr. A. T. Walter Kresse, Thomas Trusty, Ralph Koger, Glenn Koger, Newton Chaney, Claude L. Hickman voluntarily at his own request, George Newman, Terry A. Talent voluntarily and at his own request, Charles Talent, Oscar Dunford, Joe Cave, Ralph Jennings, H. W. Conger, George Neuner and Roy Davis.
    It is expected that Talent will demand an early trial. In that event, as a federal employee, the office of the United States District Attorney at Portland will have charge of his defense. The prosecution will be in charge of Assistant Attorney General Liljeqvist.
    The grand jury in its indictment describes the incidents leading up to the fatal shooting, and sets forth that Terry Talent and a man by the name of George Newman arranged with Zimmerlee for the purchase of two gallons of moonshine. The remainder of the report retells the story of the affair, as told in the testimony offered before the coroner's jury, which returned a verdict exoneration Talent.
    The indictment charges "that Talent, did unlawfully, feloniously, wrongfully and without due caution and circumspection, and not then and there acting in self-defense, fire the shot that caused the death of Zimmerlee.:"
    The full text of the indictment is as follows:
    In the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon for the County of Jackson.
    The State of Oregon, Plaintiff, vs. Terry A. Talent, defendant. ss. Indictment.
    Terry A. Talent is accused by the Grand Jury of the county of Jackson by this indictment of the crime of involuntary manslaughter committed as follows:
    That on the 28th day of September, 1927, one George Newman and the defendant Terry A. Talent, a federal prohibition officer, having made arrangements with one Mansford Zimmerlee to purchase from said Mansford Zimmerlee intoxicating liquor, and said Mansford Zimmerlee having agreed to said arrangements in the County of Jackson and State of Oregon then and there being did on said date aforesaid wrongfully and unlawfully for the purpose of making an unlawful sale of intoxicating liquor deliver intoxicating liquor to said George Newman; that said Terry A. Talent did thereafter and thereupon ask said Mansford Zimmerlee what the price of said liquor so unlawfully delivered was and on being informed by said Mansford Zimmerlee that the price was twenty dollars, said Terry A. Talent did inform said Mansford Zimmerlee that he said Terry Talent was a federal officer and that the said Mansford Zimmerlee was under arrest and stated his, the said Terry Talent's name, that said Mansford Zimmerlee did not submit himself to the custody of said officer, but did then and there after such notice of intention to arrest him the said Mansford Zimmerlee by the said Terry A. Talent, turn and flee from said Terry A. Talent; that said Terry A. Talent was then and there armed with a firearm, to wit, an automatic pistol with gunpowder and leaden bullets and capable of being discharged; that after said Mansford Zimmerlee had so turned and fled as aforesaid and after the said Terry A. Talent who was then and there within hearing distance of said Mansford Zimmerlee had called to him to halt, and while he the said Mansford Zimmerlee was within range of said firearm then and there held in the hand of said Terry A. Talent, the said Terry A. Talent, then and there being a person over the age of 21 years and not then and there acting in self-defense, on said 28th day of September, 1927, in said County of Jackson and State of Oregon then and there being, did then and there purposely point and aim said firearm at and towards said Mansford Zimmerlee and did then and there wrongfully, purposely and feloniously and without due caution and circumspection shoot and fire said firearm pointed so as aforesaid at and toward said Mansford Zimmerlee, so as to cause one of the bullets so fired by said Terry A. Talent from said firearm to strike and penetrate the body of said Mansford Zimmerlee so that said Mansford Zimmerlee died on the 30th day of September, 1927, in said county and state aforesaid die as a result thereof and said Terry A. Talent did so as aforesaid unlawfully, feloniously and involuntarily kill said Mansford Zimmerlee by shooting him with a pistol, contrary to the statutes in such cases made and provided, and against the peace and dignity of the State of Oregon.
    Dated at Medford, in the County aforesaid, this 8th day of October, A.D., 1927.
    Witnesses and subpoenaed and explained before the Grand Jury for the State of Oregon:
J. H. VAN WINKLE,
    Attorney General of Oregon
By L. A. LILJEQVIST,
    Assistant Attorney General.        
Medford Mail Tribune, October 9, 1927, page 1 & 7


Mr. Zimmerlee Replies
To the Editor:
    We want to thank you for your fair treatment of us during our great trouble. I just want to say a word about Preacher Nelson up at Phoenix, who put a piece in your paper Saturday [above], saying Mansford Zimmerlee was much worse that the DeAutremonts, and a lot of other things that were mean and untrue about our folks and friends. We are poor working folks and never had the chance in life that Preacher Nelson had. Mansford was a good boy at heart; he worked hard for years supporting his old father and mother, and we wanted to give him a Christian burial because we believe that Christ died for poor sinners like Mansford. We hired this preacher to give that service, and all the time he was saying those prayers with his mouth, down in his heart he was saying: "Send him to hell, Lord, he's worse than the DeAutremonts." I've heard a lot about Judas in the bible, but getting acquainted with this preacher just makes Judas look like a white man in comparison. We got a lot of laws in this country, Mr. Editor, and a lot of officers to enforce some of them, and it would seem to me that there ought to be some law against a man getting drunk on venom and digging into a man's grave to blacken his memory and stir up hatred against his people.
W. R. ZIMMERLEE.
    Trail, Oct. 10.
"Communications," Medford Mail Tribune, October 10, 1927, page 4


JACK FLOREY HAS NARROW ESCAPE
    EAGLE POINT, Ore., Oct. 12.--(Special.)--Jack Florey is getting along nicely after his painful accident of last week. This is an accident that all of us have feared many times and makes driving on a gravel highway very dangerous. A stone was thrown from a tire of a passing car with sufficient force to shatter his windshield and fill one eye with glass. We have all had an experience of this kind, when it seemed that a stone would break the glass, and it is a wonder that more accidents of this kind don't occur. Several weeks ago a stone from a car tire was thrown through a window at the Bungalow. When traveling in loose gravel a driver should slow down while passing another car, which would lessen the danger considerably.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 12, 1927, page 8


RESIDENT EAGLE POINT ACCUSED OF COW THEFTS
    Accused of stealing cattle from his neighbors and selling their meat to local meat markets, A. F. Matlock of Eagle Point was bound over to the grand jury yesterday in the local justice court on a charge of grand larceny. Matlock has a wife and three children and is 30 years of age or more.
    Matlock, according to the sheriff's office, sold two butchered beef Aug. 30 at a local market and then is said to have sold another last Monday. While the first two could [not] be identified as to ownership, the last, a heifer, was identified by its owner, Ernest Dahack of Eagle Point, who is said to have found his head and feet in Matlock's car, which had become stalled.
    The stock was sold by H. Johnson, a laborer, who believed Matlock to the rightful owner. He was taking the head and feet to dump them along the road when the car became stalled and the evidence was found by Dahack who recognized the head to be a part of his former heifer.
    Johnson explained to the sheriff that he was told to dump the head and feet because Matlock claimed that the stock was mortgaged and that he had no legal right to sell same.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 15, 1927, page 8


TERRY TALENT IS FINED $25 FOR FIRING A STILL
    According to a report reaching this city from Lakeview, Ore., Terry A. Talent, federal prohibition enforcement officer, recently indicted in this county on an involuntary manslaughter charge as a result of the fatal shooting of Mansford Zimmerlee, rancher-moonshiner, September 29, paid a fine of $25 upon a plea of guilty to leaving a fire burning in a national forest. Talent and assistants captured a still on a raid and set fire to it and left without extinguishing the blaze. The charge was filed by the Forest Service.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 18, 1927, page 2


EAGLE PT. P.T.A. MEETS FRIDAY
    EAGLE POINT, Ore., Oct. 19.--The P.T.A. will hold its regular meeting here Friday, October 21. The announcement was made this morning by Mrs. Greb, the president of the organization. The regular date fell on October 14, but owing to a misunderstanding concerning the closing of the school, the meeting was postponed.
    The high school student body election fell on the early part of this month, and resulted in the selection of Frank Pettegrew for president. Pettegrew is a member of the senior class, and is one of the two remaining members of last year's basketball team.
    The high school has continued to hold classes while the grades have been closed, without any serious decrease in attendance, while those who dropped out early in the scare have now returned, making the enrollment complete.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 19, 1927, page 2


LILJEQVIST TO BE PROSECUTOR IN TALENT TRIAL
    According to information received today by the Mail Tribune from Portland sources, Assistant District Attorney L. A. Liljeqvist will act as prosecutor for Jackson County in the trial of Terry A. Talent, federal prohibition enforcement officer, indicted for involuntary manslaughter as a result of the fatal shooting on the night of Wednesday, September 28, of Mansford Zimmerlee, Trail district rancher and moonshiner, during the progress of a liquor raid. By order of the United States Attorney General, the case was transferred yesterday from the Jackson County circuit court to the federal court.
    Talent will be defended by United States District Attorney George Neuner and Deputy United States District Attorney Joseph Helgerson.
    The accused official was scheduled for arraignment next Monday in the circuit court, before Circuit Judge O. M. Corkins of Lakeview, but this formality is annulled by the action of the government.
    District Attorney Neuner announced yesterday that an early date would be set for the trial. In the ordinary course of federal court procedure, it may be put on the court calendar early in November.
    State Attorney Liljeqvist was in charge of the presentation of the evidence in the case to the grand jury, which returned the true bill, with Mrs. Katie Grieve of Prospect as forewoman. A coroner's jury had previously exonerated Talent.
    In the grand jury hearing, 42 witnesses testified, a majority from the Trail district. Most of them, it is expected, will be subpoenaed to testify at the Portland trial.
    In order for the case to be switched from local to federal court jurisdiction, it will be necessary for the circuit court judge to sign a writ of "habeas corpus cum causa," which will be done.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 20, 1927, page 3


EAGLE POINTERS PLAN TO INSTALL WATER SUPPLY
    EAGLE POINT, Oct. 22.--The town council is working on a system of water works that will furnish the town with an adequate supply of pure water. A representative from the state health department called here last week and suggested that a well sunk under prescribed conditions within the limits of the town would probably be the most satisfactory plan. It is contemplated a test well will be dug and samples taken for approval before spending a great deal of money on such a plant. Various citizens are subscribing to a fund to make this test possible. If a proper location can be decided upon and the well tests pure it is thought the sentiment of the town will warrant calling an election to vote bonds for installing a water system. One by one the old shallow wells are going bad, and it will be necessary to furnish a good water supply within a short time.
    Mr. and Mrs. Will Brown started for Portland Thursday morning on a two weeks' vacation.
    Mr. Stoner is doing a good deal of radio work while here. He is an expert in this line and has been called upon to make repairs for a good many sets and is building several new sets for local people. He gets wonderful results with his work, and we are very fortunate in having Mr. Stoner here for a long enough period to get such work done. He has been spending a good deal of his time hunting and fishing and has pulled out a good many prize fish from the Southern Oregon streams.
    With the lifting of the quarantine in Medford, the school activities will be continued here next Monday. This will be good news to all. Eagle Point has been extremely fortunate in having no illnesses whatever during this period. The Parent Teachers Association meeting, which was called off at a late hour last week, was held this week Friday. The high school has been going at full blast all the time with quite regular attendance.
    It is thought that church and Sunday school should again reach its normal attendance next Sunday. The Rally Day program was called off because of the quarantine and since that time the attendance has been confined to adults and it will seem good to welcome the children back again. The Pioneer Scout organization is under way and will interest all boys of ten years and over. Announcement will be made at Sunday school relative to the first meeting and the nature of the work. All boys are welcome.
    The new Grange hall is rapidly nearing completion. It is practically enclosed and bids fair to be a fine practical assembly hall for all community gatherings.
    The new home of Mrs. Mary Stowell is taking form at this time and will be completed in a short time. A. B. Hall is building a fine home across the creek that is now ready for occupancy. Mrs. Albert's place on Rogue River Street is enclosed and will soon be completed. These new buildings will make quite an improvement in the town.
    Mrs. Campbell, who has been serving on the county budget board, spent Friday in Medford at the final appearance of the board. The budget board are making a valiant effort to cut down the county appropriation for expenditures.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 22, 1927, page 2



TRAIL PARENT-TEACHERS MEET, ELECT OFFICERS
    The Trail Parent Teachers Association met at the schoolhouse Friday afternoon 2:30, with a good number of members and patrons of the school in attendance. A short program was given by the school children, after which an informal discussion of the plans and purposes of the organization was held. A lunch was served at the close.
    The association has been reorganized this fall, with the following officers now in charge: President, Mrs. Jim Leabo; vice president, Mrs. R .R. Dawson; secretary and treasurer, Mrs. Irwin Howe.
    The next meeting is to be held at the schoolhouse Friday, Nov. 4, 2:30 p.m. Mrs. Chaney of Medford has consented to be present and will favor the association with a talk giving more definite ideas of the work which may be undertaken. Mrs. Carter, superintendent of school for Jackson County, has kindly promised the use of a graphophone and records for the occasion, and a good musical program is anticipated. The Trail residents will show their hospitality with a "bite to eat" at the close.
    District No. 45, Trail, lost only three days of school during the infantile paralysis epidemic. While school has been in session six weeks, with an enrollment of 14 pupils, not a case of tardiness has been recorded. As nearly all the pupils live a mile or more from the school, this record is interesting.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 25, 1927, page 7


EAGLE POINT P.T.A. FOR HEALTH UNIT
    EAGLE POINT, Oct. 25.--The Parent-Teacher Association voted their endorsement of the county health work when they met here in the regular meeting last Friday and directed that a communication be sent to the county court, asking that an item be provided in the county budget to make up the amount needed for the work.
    A splendid program was presented, consisting of numbers from the high school students and teachers, and followed by address from Dr. Morgan of the Presbyterian church.
    The latter part of the meeting was given over to a discussion of the county session of the P.T.A., which will be held here on the 12th of November.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 25, 1927, page 8


MISSING EAGLE POINT GIRL IS BACK AT HOME
    Idalene Simpson,  14-year-old Eagle Point girl who was the object of a search by the sheriff's office for a number of weeks before she was located in Spokane, Wash., has returned to her Eagle Point home, and claims she is none the worse for her experience which commenced in early September when she accepted a position as companion for an eight-year-old boy, the son of a blind man, who took Idalene, along with another girl, to Spokane.
    The girl, according to the sheriff's office, was in Medford for several days before she left the city in company with the man, A. Livingood of Los Angeles, and two other girls, one of whom left the party at Eugene. The party motored on to Spokane where Idalene was located and where Livingood was held for investigation, with the possibility that a Mann Act charge might be placed against him. However, no charge was filed, as no evidence was found to justify such action.
    The girl had no complaint to offer in regard to the trip upon her return here.
    The aid of the sheriff's office in locating the girl was solicited two weeks or more after she had left, suspicions of the parents having been aroused because they had received but one note in 14 days from their daughter, who had mailed it at Eugene. Another note, but which gave no address, was received sometime later from Idalene in Spokane.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 26, 1927, page 3


RAIN WELCOMED AT REESE CREEK, MORE IS NEEDED
    REESE CREEK, Oct. 17.--(AP)--There was a nice rainfall Sunday night and Monday. It was welcome and more is also needed to put the ground in condition for plowing, where it has not been irrigated for that purpose.
    There were not many out to the school meeting Saturday, yet the school budget carried.
    The following officers for the Parent-Teachers have been elected for the coming year: President, Mrs. C. L. Cummons; vice-president, Mrs. Charles Humphrey; secretary, Mrs. Tom Vestal; treasurer, Mrs. W. Engberg. The P.T.A. hopes to do some good work this year.
    Miss Myrtle Minter has resumed her school at the hatchery, as it was thought there was no need of keeping it closed any longer.
    The Debenger Gap school has not reopened since the infantile paralysis scare.
    The Sunday school at Reese Creek is growing since the epidemic scare has subsided. There were more than thirty there last Sunday. We hope soon to have our usual number. There will no doubt be preaching part time any day. The subject for the Sunday school lesson next Sunday will be "Amos Denounces Sin." Golden text, "See good, and not evil, that ye may live; and so the Lord, the God of Hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken." Amos 5:14. Let everyone attend and help build up the Sunday school.
    Bert Knight and family of Chico, Cal., visited C. L. Cummons on their way to Bend, Ore.
    Mr. and Mrs. Cummons and children visited at H. Watkins' Sunday.
    Little Ruby Pullen has been quite ill for several days past, and the doctor was called in one day last week.
    Mr. Rein has the framework up for a new barn.
    There were several from this village doing business in Medford the first of the week.
    Some from this vicinity attended the sale at the Cotterill ranch on Wednesday. 
Medford Mail Tribune, October 28, 1927, page B1


ZIMMERLEE BOY BADLY HURT BY CAP EXPLODING
    SHADY COVE, Oct. 26.--Everything is rather quiet now about Shady Cove, as it is rather cold and damp since the rain for outings, although Mr. Brown's family were up this week.
    Mrs. Lyman and family of Edgewood Park are visiting in the city this week.
    Mrs. William Zimmerlee is improving nicely from her recent illness, and is able to be up.
    Last Saturday afternoon, while burning some fallen leaves in front of the Zimmerlee house, in some manner unknown, a dynamite cap got into the fire and exploded, and Richard Zimmerlee, eldest son of W. R. Zimmerlee, was quite badly hurt, receiving several cuts about the face, just missing his eyes, also cuts on one arm. He was hurried to the doctor for treatment and is getting along nicely now.
    Mrs. Violet Todd, who is cooking for the road crew on the Applegate, made a short call on friends here Monday.
    Mrs. Janie Smith and children of Butte Falls are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Johnson, this week.
    Mr. Bristow, who has bought the Blaess place at the old ferry site, has moved into the house, as Charlie Winkle, who did live there, has moved into a cabin owned by Mr. Pech at the Shady Cove store.
    Dave Able and family arrived Saturday from Washington and are visiting at Mrs. Able's parents'. They think of locating here.
    The school was to open this week, but so many have colds there will not be a very large attendance for a while.
    As the leaves are falling and the days are getting shorter and colder, it makes those who have cattle on the upper ranges think about gathering them in, and quite a number have begun riding the range this week.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 28, 1927, page B1


NEW MANAGER FOR PHONE CO. AT EAGLE POINT
    EAGLE POINT, Oct. 26.--E. P. Dickman of Sherwood, Ore., has become associated with W. C. Clements in the Butte Falls and Eagle Point Telephone Corporation. Mr. Dickman has had many years of practical experience in the telephone business and has purchased a block of stock in the company and will become general manager as soon as he is able to move his family here and get settled. Mr. Dickman's family consists of a wife and daughter, and he has rented the Dahack house and will move his family here in a few days.
    Mr. Clements has been manager and sole owner of the telephone system for many years and has built up a very good business demanding more and more of his attention every year. Since Mr. Clements is the Eagle Point postmaster and has a growing lumber business, he finds it necessary to shift some of the responsibility to other shoulders. Mr. Clements has rendered good service to the public and carries the good will of his entire patronage.
    The change in management will be of material benefit to the service, as the new organization is making plans for continued improvements. Mr. Dickman and his family will be royally welcomed by this community, and we hope they will remain with us many years and prosper here.
    Wayne Whaley, who has been under the doctor's care for several weeks, was taken to the hospital last Sunday for more careful examination. He is at home again now, however, and is gaining as rapidly as can be expected.
    The Civic Improvement Club will meet with Mrs. Mittelstaedt Thursday of this week.
    The church and Sunday school were well attended last Sunday and the attendance will gain from now on. Dr. Morgan is preaching some mighty strong sermons which will be appreciated by you. The choir will prepare special music for each service, which all enjoy very much.
Medford Mail Tribune, October 28, 1927, page B1


EAGLE PT. GRANGE
    The Eagle Point Grange held its regular meeting last Tuesday night, with about 90 members present. Four new members were voted into the grange and the names of eight candidates read. There is rarely a meeting of the Eagle Point Grange that some new members are not taken in.
    The business session was unusually spirited and full of interest. A report from the road committee gave an itemized account of finances used and work done on each of the several different roads in the district (bridges, maintenance and construction). Thus the people in the district may know just what work is done, where it is done and how much money is spent on each job.
    A year ago the Grange undertook to sponsor a five-year road building and improvement project. The first year's work on this project seems to be satisfactory, as far as can be learned, although in some instances the roads are not in as passable a condition for winter as they were a year ago, owing to the fact that these roads have been fenced and graded, but not graveled. But when the five-year program of road building is completed, this district will have better roads and more of them than any other outlying district in the county. We have wonderful soil, abundant water and an enterprising community of farmers, as well as one of the largest and most active granges in the state, and with good roads everywhere to facilitate transportation we expect a fine place to live and to make a living.
    The debate which followed a certain move before the house showed the grangers unanimously in favor of law enforcement and determined to have better social conditions and environment in the community. No definite step was taken, however, as it was decided it would be better for the town itself to take action on regulating conditions in the town than for the outside community to act, but in case the town refuses to act, then the community will take up the issue.
    The first and second degrees were conferred on a large group of candidates at the mid-month meeting. The work was beautifully done, and a credit to the drill master, Clarence Davies. Pumpkin pie and cider were served later in the evening.
    The third and fourth degree team are now drilling preparatory to putting on the work in the near future. Professor Clarence Davies is drill master.
    Because of many insistent requests, the Eagle Point Grange will again give their popular dances at the Jackson Hot Springs. Those who have heretofore enjoyed the clean grange dances, with the kindly hospitality management, will be glad to know that the first dance of the series will be given on Saturday night, November 5th.
    The lecture hour program at the last business meeting was in the nature of a "Milkmaids convention." It was of an educational nature, bringing out the value of having an adequate amount of fresh, wholesome, pure milk included in the diet of all, also as an example of parliamentary practice. But, because of an automobile accident of some of the participants, the program was started very late, also some of the entertainment parts were absent, so much of the program was not given. However, a good time was had by the Milkmaids anyway. A beauty contest was held in connection with the "Milkmaids" and tickets were  sold for five cents each, as sum of $6.85 being raised with which to purchase song books.
     After the grange closed, hot tamales were served by the committee.
Medford Mail Tribune, November 4, 1927, page B5


HEAVY FROSTS AT REESE CREEK ARE DAMAGING
    REESE CREEK, Nov. 4.--There were two quite heavy frosts the first of the week, which did some damage to the vegetation that was still green. The people are hauling in their winter supply of wood and having it sawed.
    Mrs. Marshall Minter has again begun school at Debenger Gap, after a few weeks of enforced vacation because of the infantile paralysis scare.
    Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Cummons and children went to the Mt. Pitt Sunday school last Sunday with Rev. D. D. Randall. He organized a Sunday school there a couple of weeks ago. The Sunday school at Reese Creek is on the upward again, now that the infantile paralysis scare is over, but still there is room for others, so be sure to be there on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m.  The subject for the Sunday school lesson next Sunday will be "Amos Pleads for Justice." The golden text, "Let justice run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream." Amos 6:24.
    Mrs. W. Jacks is suffering with another felon on her index finger of her right hand, which we know is very painful, to say the least.
    Mrs. Lewis Robertson has not been well for some time.
    Little Ruby Pullen was able to be out to Sunday school, although still quite weak.
    Mr. and Mrs. Sievertsen and family attended Sunday school at Reese Creek Sunday.
    Mrs. Manty Courtney and Fern Jacks have come home, having finished in the packing house where they were working. Mrs. Courtney is not very well.
    There was some fog in the valley Thursday morning.
Medford Mail Tribune, November 5, 1927, page 5


TRAIL ITEMS
    The new mission at Trail is progressing splendidly. They hope to have it ready for services by the middle of this month.
    Miss Arlee Damoth and Mrs. J. L. Ragsdale were callers at the Blaylock home one day last week.
    Mrs. E. W. Segessman left Wednesday for a few days' visit with relatives in Albany.
    Phil Hart of Union Creek visited at the Brown home Wednesday.
    A. Albright returned home Sunday after spending part of the summer and fall in Los Angeles.
    N. C. Vaughn is on the sick list these days. Clark Monroe is taking care of him and doing his chores.
    Mrs. S. E. Albright gave a quilting bee Wednesday and tied a quilt of a sick friend in Medford. Those present were Mrs. J. L. Ragsdale, Mrs. L. M. Phillips, Mrs. E. E. Ash and Mrs. S. E. Albright.
    Carl Kroeger was a Medford visitor Tuesday.
    Ed Pence and family moved to their new home, near Rogue Elk Wednesday. Mr. Hutchison purchased their place and will move there later.
    The next P.T.A. meeting will be Friday afternoon, 2:30 at the schoolhouse. We hope to see a good crowd.
    Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Ash took Sunday dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Howe.
    Mrs. Kidwell and Helen Vorce are guests at the Dawson home, while the new mission is being erected.
Medford Mail Tribune, November 5, 1927, page 5


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    Mrs. R. A. Weidman has returned to Eagle Point after spending several weeks visiting relatives and friends in Portland.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Brown returned home Wednesday after a two weeks' visit in Portland. They report a very fine city in readiness for the livestock show being held this week.
    Vance Pearce is spending this week at the Portland show representing the county as one of the members of the county stock-judging team. Vance ranked No. 1 in the judging contest in the county fair this year which entitles him to this splendid trip. The Eagle Point club work should receive a big boost for the next yea, with a bigger and better club than ever.
    Dr. Morgan has announced an Armistice Day program for next Sunday. This program calls for a special order of services, and special music which will be enjoyed by all in attendance. The entire community is cordially invited to worship with us Sunday morning. Sunday school at 10, church service at 11. Next Sunday will be promotion Sunday for the Sunday school, so a full attendance is desired.
Medford Mail Tribune, November 5, 1927, page 6


COUNTY P.T.A. TO MEET AT EAGLE POINT SATURDAY
    EAGLE POINT, Nov. 10.--The Jackson County Council of the P.T.A. will hold its annual meeting here next Saturday. The main sessions will be held in the Presbyterian church according to Mrs. Greb, president of the local organization. "This was made necessary because of the inadequate size of the high school assembly," she said.
    Dinner will be served by the ladies of the Eagle Point organization. A program is to be given in the afternoon by various contributors from the high school and the grades.
    The regular monthly meeting of the local P.T.A. will be held today at 3 o'clock, instead of Friday, which is the usual order.
    The following program will be given:
    Piano selection--May Rayton.
    Reading--Adrian Woods.
    Song, "Oregon, My Oregon"--Mrs. Bonham's room.
    Miss York had planned to be present to discuss the possibilities of an industrial club in sewing, but announced yesterday that she would be unable to keep the date. Considerable interest is being manifested by the members in the organization of such a club, and several of our girls have expressed the desire for it. There are a number of competent ladies in Eagle Point from which to select a club leader.
    The Civic Improvement Club met today with Mrs. Howlett at the Sunnyside.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Rader of Phoenix attended the Armistice Day services at the Presbyterian church Sunday and spent the afternoon visiting with relatives and friends in this community. Mr. and Mrs. Rader are close friends of Dr. and Mrs. Morgan and enjoy coming over here to hear Dr. Morgan's sermons.
    The special service we had last Sunday was one of the finest we have ever had and was appreciated by a very fine congregation. The attendance is growing steadily, and the sermons and music are deserving of a much better hearing than they have enjoyed.
    The Sunday school is fast getting back to normal attendance, with 40 out last Sunday. There is a suitable class for everyone and all are urged to attend.
    The Parent-Teachers' Association held its regular meeting today instead of Friday and completed the plans for entertaining the county P.T.A. Saturday.
    Mrs. S. A. Rice, Mrs. Bonham's mother, was married Saturday to Eugene Hopkins of Klamath Falls, by Dr. Morgan, pastor of the Presbyterian church. They are spending two weeks in Bandon, after which they will return here and later expect to spend the winter in California. Eagle Point people hope they will finally locate here, as they have this plan under consideration.
Medford Mail Tribune, November 10, 1927, page 2


REESE CREEK S.S. PASS RESOLUTION TO UPHOLD LAW
    REESE CREEK, Nov. 11.--The following resolution was voted on and adopted by the Reese Creek Sunday school. It was also requested that it be published in the Reese Creek items:
    "Whereas, the making and selling of intoxicating liquor is a crime that needs to be suppressed and prosecuted in every way possible, and
    "Whereas, there has been much recent criticism of certain officials who have attempted to suppress said crime, and much comment unfavorable to the enforcement of the law, therefore, be it
    "Resolved by the Reese Creek Sunday school that we express to the honorable prosecuting attorney, Mr. Chaney, and other officials who are attempting to suppress the above-mentioned crime, our hearty approval of their efforts to enforce the law, and that we pledge our sympathy and support in this much needed work."
    "Signed by Committee of Resolutions."
   The subject for the Sunday school lesson next Sunday will be "Hosea Preaches God's Love." Golden text: "For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice, and the knowledge of God more than burnt offering." Hosea 6:6.
    Tom Pullen was on the sick list last Sunday.
    Mrs. Knowles has been suffering with asthma for a few days past.
    Mr. Ball is gaining now all the time.
    The Eagle Point-Butte Falls Irrigation Ditch Company held their annual election at the von der Hellen place on Reese Creek. The bond issue carried and O. C. Boggs was elected for three years to serve on the board.
    Mr. Engberg is building a bathroom to his home.
    Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Minter visited at the Jack Houston home Sunday.
Medford Mail Tribune, November 11, 1927, page 6


COUNTY COUNCIL OF P.T.A. MEETS AT EAGLE POINT
    About thirty delegates from all parts of the county met for a harvesttime feast of national, state and local reports, Saturday, Nov. 12, as guests of the Eagle Point Association. Mrs. John Greb, the president of the Eagle Point P.T.A., and the efficient committees carried out all arrangements, much to the comfort and pleasure of the delegates.
    Mrs. Lyda King, county nurse, brought a graphic message of the health program to be installed in the county and spoke for prevention of disease and epidemics rather than cure. Miss Elizabeth Burr gave in a comprehensive manner the ways and means for hot luncheons in the schools, as tried by the various communities. Mrs. W. W. Belcher explained the sponsoring of Boy Scout troops by the P.T.A. Mrs. B. H. Bryant spoke on membership and the best ways to teach those not interested. Mrs. H. H. Platt told of the two main objects of the Medford city council, of continuous census and safety education. Mrs. Ruth Hood inspired all to greater endeavor by the report from the Oak Grove school of the aims for this year. West Side P.T.A., our newest association, has the honor of having its principal for president and all cognizant of the personnel of the community are prophesying it to be one of the leading groups in the county. Mrs. C. E. Bolds, past president of the county council, gave a word of greeting from state headquarters and the Central Point association. The Reese Creek P.T.A. are espousing a circus, Friday, Nov. 18, and also the reading circle for the children. Mrs. B. H. Bryant gave the national report, which furnished much food for future consumption. The state convention, from which we receive unlimited inspiration each year to carry forward the work in the locals, was brought right home to us by Mrs. W. W. Belcher. In the words of Mrs. H. H. Waltermire, the proceedings of such a convention make it evident that the P.T.A. is not just three letters, but stands for two very constructive forces in every community.
    Americanization was stressed throughout the convention in October in La Grande. The state superintendent of public instruction has a department under his office to put on an Americanization program all over the state in connection with the schools. Fourteen counties are already organized, as is Jackson County, with a council composed of the Americanization chairman of the D.A.R., P.T.A., W.C.T.U., American Legion and Auxiliary, the county superintendent, supervisor and the clerk. The purpose of the council is to further Americanization by organizing local councils. Superintendent Susanne Homes Carter brought a message of this program and explained in detail what and how to get citizenship before desiring the same.
    During the noon hour extemporaneous talks were given by Superintendent Davies of Eagle Point, Mrs. Greb, Mrs. Bolds, Mrs. Fred Cummons, Mrs. Davis of Reese Creek, Mrs. Bryant and Mrs. Platt of Medford.
Medford Mail Tribune, November 13, 1927, page 4


JOHN MILLER OF EAGLE POINT IS INJURED BY FALL
    EAGLE POINT, Nov. 15.--John Miller received a broken rib and other injury when he fell from the roof of Mrs. Van Scoy's home, while repairing it. He was attempting to pull a ladder up after him and slipped, owing to the wet roof. Mr. Miller was quite badly hurt several months ago when a ladder fell with him.
    S. H. Butler returned from Portland this week, where he spent several days visiting with friends and attending to business matters.
    Mrs. Bonham was initiated into the honor society Phi Beta Pi last week at Ashland.
    Last Sunday was designated as National Teachers' Appreciation Day by the Parent-Teacher Association. This occasion was recognized after their regular meeting on Thursday. The teachers were invited to the old building, where a splendid luncheon was spread. Each teacher was favored with an individual cake with a lighted candle for each year of service to the school. This affair was a complete surprise to the teachers and deeply appreciated by them.
    At the Civic Club meeting last Thursday, Mrs. Crotser was presented a framed picture of Crater Lake. The Crotsers left Friday for Southern California to make their future home. Mrs. Crotser has been a loyal worker in the club for a number of years, and the ladies presented her with this farewell gift as a token of esteem. The Crotsers will be missed in Eagle Point.
Medford Mail Tribune, November 18, 1927, page B3


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    The road meeting Saturday at the Reese Creek schoolhouse was quite well attended, and the road tax carried, 50 to 8. There cannot be too many good roads.
    Ernest Dahack cut his face quite badly on a barbed wire just before the meeting, but he was brave enough to stay until he could vote before going to the doctor, who put several stitches in, so we were told.
    Mrs. Marshall Minter's sister, Miss Ruth Davis, who is teaching at Cottage Grove, also William Halderman of the same place, visited with Mrs. Minter Sunday. They all took dinner at Frank Caster's.
    Lloyd and Lawrence Peters, who have been visiting with their grandparents Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Robertson for a few weeks, left Monday to motor back to their former home in Kansas. Their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peters, are still here.
    C. L. Cummons is building a fireplace in his house.
    The Sunday school last Sunday was quite well attended, about 40 being present. It is getting back to where it was before the infantile paralysis scare. Everyone will find a welcome. It is a good place to attend. The subject for next Sunday will be "Micah Champions the Oppressed." Golden text, "He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good: and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with God." Micah 6:8.
    Born, to Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Knadler, Friday, November 11th, a baby girl. Mother and daughter are doing nicely.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. Watkins wish to thank the friends and neighbors who came so loyally to their aid in their affliction to which Mr. Watkins is sorely afflicted.
Medford Mail Tribune, November 18, 1927, page B5


EAGLE PT. P.T.A. MEETS MONDAY
    EAGLE POINT, Nov. 18.--The ladies of the Parent-Teacher Association will hold a special meeting here Monday afternoon, November 21, for the purpose of discussing the Christmas program.
    The call was made by the president, Mrs. Greb, after the school faculty asked to be excused from the preparation of the program. All faculty members were reluctant to give time to any program after having lost three weeks of school during the epidemic of paralysis.
Medford Mail Tribune, November 19, 1927, page 5


BROWNSBORO BITS
    The farmers in the Brownsboro district have been delayed on account of the rains the past few days.
    Mrs. J. D. Henry visited friends in Brownsboro one day last week.
    Lloyd Tucker of Brownsboro and William Head of Applegate returned from Klamath County with a number of fine ducks and geese.
    A number of Brownsboro people attended the Armistice Day celebration in Medford.
    Mrs. H. C. Salzwedel and son Edwin were callers at the Ralph Tucker home Monday evening.
    Mrs. Earl Tucker and children spent a few days at the H. H. Fox home at Lake Creek.
    Mrs. Ellen Tucker, who has been visiting her sister at Medford, returned home Sunday.
    Mrs. E. H. Tucker was a visitor at the Ralph Tucker home Tuesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Rohrer of Lake Creek have moved to the Nuding ranch.
    Miss Mae Tucker and Harry Anning of Medford visited the Ralph Tucker home Wednesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Henry are enjoying a new six-tube radio which they recently purchased.
    Leland Dysinger was a business visitor in Medford Saturday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Charley, Mrs. Edna Monia and Mrs. E. H. Tucker were business visitors in Medford Saturday.
    Mrs. Lottie Bressie was a visitor in Brownsboro Monday.
    Ralph Tucker made a business trip to Eagle Point Monday.
    Mrs. Elmer Lyons, Miss Ellen Tucker and Leland Dysinger were business visitors in Medford Tuesday.
Medford Mail Tribune, November 19, 1927, page 6


REESE CREEK TO HAVE AN ALL-DAY MEETING SUNDAY
    REESE CREEK, Nov. 25.--There will be an all-day meeting at the schoolhouse next Sunday, November 27. Rev. J. Stille will preach just after Sunday school. At the social hour the dinner will be put together and there will be a good social time. Everybody come and spend the day with the people. Prosecuting Attorney Newton Chaney expects to be out and give a talk in the afternoon. Come out and hear what he has to say.
    Rev. J. Stille gave a talk last Sunday on the golden text, "He hath showed thee, O man, what is good: and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with thy God." Micah 6:8. What doth the Lord require of thee? Down through the ages the gods of the different nations have required some hard things of those who served them. In India the babies were thrown into the River Ganges. Some gods, or idols, the people were tortured in different ways; some were required to be burned, others with cruel tortures of some kind or another. But what does the Lord the God of the universe require of thee? He does not require cruel tortures, but he requires our love. He gave His son for us, and He requires loyal obedience. He is not a hard task master, but it is what everyone can do is to love and serve him. Eternity! Eternity! Where will you spend eternity?
    Little Beth Stille has been having poison oak quite badly.
    Mr. Stille has about completed the digging of a well.
    Theo Rein has finished his barn and has his hay stored away.
    There will be no school Friday after Thanksgiving.
    Mrs. Davis was struck in the eye with a baseball the other day. It broke lenses in her glasses. The glass was removed without getting in the eye. The accident was quite painful, but she managed to continue teaching. The pupils were playing ante-over. Mrs. Davis was on her way to the woodshed and happened to be just in line when the ball was thrown.
    The school gave an entertainment last week in the form of a circus. A large crowd attended and the receipts were about $25, which will be applied on payment for the new piano.
    Mrs. Ball and Mrs. Willard were in Medford Wednesday.
    Waldemar Caster is confined to his home with tonsilitis.
Medford Mail Tribune, November 25, 1927, page B1


EAGLE POINT
    Fred H. Richter and family, recently from the Roseburg district, have moved into the Geo. Holmes place recently vacated by the Crotser family. The Richters have entered their little girl in school here and expect to be in this vicinity some time. Mr. Richter has been running a band of sheep on the Rhodes place.
    The last several games of football played by Ashland High School has seen Tom Simpson on the regular lineup. Tom developed into a star basketball player in his freshman year at Eagle Point last year. His many friends are mightily pleased to see the strides he has made in athletics. He has the size and speed and handles himself well enough to develop into a first-class all-around athlete.
    The Parent-Teachers Association decided to have a program and Christmas tree for the school children in the afternoon of Friday, Dec. 23rd. The loss of so much time during the quarantine period made it inadvisable to take time from the school children and teachers to prepare a program as has been the custom, and the P.T.A. will take the responsibility at this time. It is thought that the Sunday school will have a Christmas tree and probably on Christmas Day so that all children can be entertained at Christmastime even without the ordinary community gathering.
    Mr. and Mrs. Joe Doljsogge and children were visiting the Stoner family last week, returning to Santa Barbara the last of the week.
Medford Mail Tribune, November 25, 1927, page B2


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    EAGLE POINT, Nov. 26.--The Civic Improvement Club will meet this week Thursday with Mrs. S. B. Holmes, Mrs. Rader and Mrs. Holmes as hostesses.
    Robert Butler spent his Thanksgiving vacation at the Sacred Heart hospital as a tonsillectomy patient. He is getting along fine and will be back in school the middle of the week.
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brown and Mr. and Mrs. George Holmes and Joan were dinner guests of the Royal Brown's Thanksgiving Day.
    The S. H. Butler family were dinner guests of the Campbells on Thanksgiving Day.
    The high school has posters out advertising a play for Friday, December 9. This is to be a three-act royalty play and well worth attending. This is to be given in the new Grange hall.
Medford Mail Tribune, November 25, 1927, page B2


DRY TALK GIVEN BY NEWT CHANEY AT REESE CREEK
    REESE CREEK, Dec. 1.--Mr. Knadler is visiting in California for a few days. After he had gone, his son Max fell off the porch and broke his arm. He is getting along very well, however.
    Mr. Cummons has completed his fireplace.
    Mrs. Isa Draper and son Paul called at the Frank Caster home one day last week.
    Mrs. Swazey and Miss Marguerite called at Mrs. Courtney's Sunday.
    The school board met Monday night. They expect to make some slight improvement in the school building.
    Mr. Mynatt and Marshall Caster were up in the hills and each caught a small coon.
    The all-day Sunday meeting was quite well attended considering the disagreeable day. The Sunday school lesson in the forenoon was quite interesting; the subject was "Isaiah teaches true worship." Rev. Stille preached just after Sunday school. His text was "I have sinned." Luke 15:21. Sin is the condition of the heart, or rebellion against God. It is hard for people to say, "I have sinned." They will excuse themselves in all manner of way before they will admit they have sinned. It is easy to say someone else has sinned. In I. John 1:9. If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. When we say, like the prodigal son, "I have sinned." It is then that the Father will bring forth a robe. Then it is that the angels will sing for joy. There were different things written on the blackboard that are common sins of today. God's word says "All righteousness is sin." 1. John 5:17. Mr. Stille expects to preach next Sunday on the "Unpardonable Sin." Come and hear him.
    At the social, dinner was spread for everybody present, an abundance of good things for the natural man, as well as food for the spiritual man. After dinner Prosecuting Attorney Newton W. Chaney spoke, taking for his topic "Law Enforcement" and quoting the text, "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul." He put it this way, "For what shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own children." He said in part: "Those who need this talk are the ones who do not attend Sunday school. Every child is entitled to develop the divine spark which comes from the Creator. There are two natures in the child; one cultivated is good, the other cultivated becomes selfish. The papers speak of court reform, prison reform; be more considerate of the prisoners and make prison life more enjoyable. Prison reform caused the death of 11 guards and prisoners in the Folsom prison in California, and others wounded. If a man needs to go to prison, it should not be a resort. Attorneys can accomplish more according to the support of the people." Mr. Chaney tries to understand those with whom he deals. The defendant is entitled to a square deal. If an officer does not do his duty, he violates his oath of office. Chief Justice said: "Jurors should do their duty without fear." The support of every community in the nation would soon do away with the criminal.
Medford Mail Tribune, December 2, 1927, page B2


BROWNSBORO BITS
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Morris and son Gerald of Central Point spent Thanksgiving with Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Tucker.
    Mrs. Lottie Bressie visited friends here last week.
    Mrs. J. D. Henry came down to Brownsboro Monday.
    Earl Tucker purchased a Chevrolet sedan last week.
    Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Tucker and family and Mrs. E. H. Tucker were Medford callers Friday.
    Fred Stanley was transacting business in Brownsboro Tuesday.
    R. E. Tucker delivered a load of dressed hogs to Medford Tuesday.
    Miss Mae Tucker and Harry Anning of Medford visited Miss Tucker's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Tucker, Sunday.
    Elmer Lyons of Hornbrook, Calif., spent the weekend at the Ralph Tucker home. Mrs. Lyons, who has been visiting there for the past two months, accompanied him home.
    Ed Salzwedl was a business visitor in Medford Saturday.
    L. D. Tucker and William Head of Rocky Point spent Thanksgiving with their parents, bringing with them a number of fine ducks and geese.
Medford Mail Tribune, December 3, 1927, page 5


FAVOR MARRIAGE IN GRANGE AS A BUSINESS MOVE
    EAGLE POINT, Dec. 7.--The Eagle Point Grange has been an exceedingly busy organization for the last few months. The building of the new Grange hall and the raising of funds for the same, the drilling of the two new degree teams, together with the regular and special meetings of the Grange, has kept everybody on the jump.
    On November 18, Mr. Counter, the aluminum man, gave a health talk and demonstration of his wares at the old Grange hall. The agreement was that if 50 couple were present he would present the Grange kitchen with a $50 aluminum set. We had present 115 people, but as some of them were bachelors, widowers and widows, we had not quite the requisite number of couples (married people) so we did not receive the full set. We value our bachelor, widower and widow members very highly in the Grange, but evidently Mr. Counter considered them a negligible factor in his business. So, for the good of the Grange, we would advise that all bachelor, maiden lady, widower and widow members of the Grange take on the yoke of double blessedness before Mr. Counter makes his next trip. We can use all the aluminum ware we can get in our new kitchen.
    On November 25, Thanksgiving night, an opening ball was given in the new hall. While the hall was not quite finished as could have been desired, yet a splendid time was had by all and a nice sum netted toward our new hall fund.
    On Saturday night, December 3, the new degree team put on the work of the third and fourth degrees. The work was beautifully done and much appreciated. The special drills were intricate and beautiful. The size of the new hall and the fine floor gave the workers a splendid opportunity to do their best. The tableaux helped to bring out the beautiful thoughts given in the lectures. These tableaux, staged in front of the beautiful hand-painted background representing our famous Table Rock mountain with Rogue River in the foreground and the surrounding country (the handiwork of James S. Spencer) and lighted by the colored footlights, were considered a beautiful addition to the degree work. After the degree work, supper was served and dancing enjoyed until 12 o'clock.
    Mr. Davies was given a rising vote of thanks for the splendid service rendered in drilling the degree team. Mr. Spencer was also tendered a rising vote of thanks for the sample of his artistic ability which he has given the Grange in the painting of the background for the stage, the blended colors of which give the necessary cheerful color note to the hall.
    Our next regular business meeting will be held on Tuesday night, December 6. This meeting will begin at 7:30 o'clock, instead of 8 as usual. The lecture hour will be given before the regular business session. Prof. F. C. Reimer will be present and give us an interesting talk on the different varieties of alfalfas; soil requirements, fertilizer requirements and cultivation. George Mansfield will also be present and give a talk of especial interest to Grangers. Let us have a full house. Officers will be elected at the business session.
Medford Mail Tribune, December 7, 1927, page 8


EAGLE PT. H.S. PLAY ON FRIDAY
    EAGLE POINT, Dec. 8.--The high school play, "And Home Came Ted," to be presented at the new Grange hall Friday by a local stu[dent cast, offers the local] community some of the best entertainment it has had for some time, as it is the best available to amateurs, replete with humor and well flavored with drama, pathos and romance.
    When an old maid, an heiress, a hero, too many Teds, an eloping couple, an irate father, a scheming widow, a desperate villain, a husband mourned as dead, a negro cook who hears ghosts, a backwoods farmer and a burglar are given two special people to manage for one exciting night, several things might happen, and do happen.
    Ned Forman, who is required to appear in the high school play with a broken arm, succeeded in having his arm broken the other day when he cranked Prof. Davis' Ford. He states that he has decided to fake the injury next time.
    The ladies of the Parent-Teachers' Association will hold their annual meeting Friday afternoon at the high school building.
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    EAGLE POINT, Dec. 8.--The Presbyterian Ladies Aid Society will meet this week, Wednesday, at the parsonage.
    Dr. Morgan's sermons are always inspiring and full of food for his thinking congregation, but last Sunday's was unusually strong. If the Eagle Point community knew what wonderful sermons were available in our own community, the congregations would be much larger than they are now. There are very few towns the size of Eagle Point that can boast of any better church services. The invitation says "Come and be convinced!"
    The Presbyterian choir plan to give a vesper service on Sunday afternoon of the 18th. This will be a service made up entirely of music, and all lovers of good music will want to be present at this service.
    Mrs. Davies entertained at dinner last Thursday evening in honor of Mr. Davies' birthday.
    The high school play, to be given at the new Grange Hall next Friday evening, has the center of local interest this week.
    Saturday night the Grange held a special meeting, giving the third and fourth degrees to about 30 new members. The degree team, which was newly organized, put on this work in great style, and the work was the most impressive of any like occasion to be held here. Our grange grows in interest as well as numbers, and with the fine new hall to cement the membership together, much can be expected from this grange in the future.
Medford Mail Tribune, December 8, 1927, page B2


P.T.A. OF REESE CREEK TO GIVE CHILDREN TREAT
    REESE CREEK, Dec. 8.--(Spl.)--The P.T.A. had a called meeting to plan for the Christmas treat for the children. There will be a Christmas entertainment and treat this year as usual. The regular meeting of the P.T.A. will be held the third Friday of the month, December 16. The teachers, Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Davis, have the program planned and the pupils are learning their parts.
    Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Davis remained in the country for the weekend last week and attended Sunday school at Reese Creek. They took dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Stille on Sunday.
    Little Edwin Crandall had a birthday party last week. He had his Sunday school teacher and a few others for a six o'clock dinner.
    Fred Tibbetts of Central Point and Bertha Clarno were married last week. They visited at Mr. Crandall's last week. The bride was reared in this community and is well known. Her many friends will have many well wishes for her married life.
    During the fog last Saturday evening there was an accident just north of the Reese Creek bridge in which a roadster and a truck collided. The rear wheel of the truck was taken off. It would seem another case of careless driving in the fog, and perhaps taking the middle of the road. While it is a good thing to keep to the middle of the road sometimes, but not while driving a car.
    The Brown brothers of Eagle Point are making quite an improvement on their stock ranch between Eagle Point and Reese Creek. They have finished their slaughter house and have a 10-ton scale about completed. At present the men are working on an antiseptic tank. They will have quite a plant when it is all completed and in working order.
    Mr. and Mrs. S. Vestal are visiting in Central Point this week with an old school friend, Mrs. Williams.
    Rev. J. Stille preached last Sunday on "The Unpardonable Sin." He dwelt on the fact that the unpardonable sin is not some crime which may be committed, for if they repent and want to come to the Lord, he will forgive, but it is that people will not come; they keep putting it off from time to time until their conscience becomes so hardened that the Holy Spirit cannot talk to them, and they pass out of this earth as they lived, without God. It will then be too late. One had better stop and face the issue now before it is forever too late. The subject for the Sunday school lesson next Sunday will be "Isaiah Counsels Rulers." Golden text, "They will keep Him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee; because he trusts in thee." Isaiah 26:3.
Medford Mail Tribune, December 9, 1927, page B3


EAGLE PT. MAN SERIOUSLY ILL
    EAGLE POINT, Dec. 13.--S. B. Holmes suffered with a hemorrhage of the stomach last week and has had two more similar attacks since. He spent a restful night Monday night and is doing nicely now. After losing such a tremendous amount of blood his condition is seriously weakened. Mr. Holmes' many friends hope that he will continue to gain and will soon be well on the road to recovery.
    Mrs. Howlett is spending the week in Portland visiting her sister and other relatives. It is extremely rare that Mrs. Howlett takes a vacation from the duties of the Sunnyside.
    The Civic Improvement Club will meet with Cora Crandall at the W. H. Crandall ranch Thursday of this week.
    Mrs. George Holmes is teaching Mrs. Bonham's room this week. Mrs. Bonham is having a severe time with her throat and teeth. If able, she expects to have several extractions and will also have her tonsils removed.
    The vesper service announced for next Sunday afternoon was of necessity postponed until after the holidays. Illness of some of the choir members made this necessary. The same program will be given soon after the first of the year.
    The Presbyterian church has installed lighting fixtures in the church building, which adds very much to the attractiveness of the building. The fixtures were secured at a very reasonable cost when the old Presbyterian church building was dismantled. They match our ceiling and woodwork nicely and will improve the lighting very much.
Medford Mail Tribune, December 15, 1927, page 8


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    EAGLE POINT, Dec. 17.--Mr. Holmes is slowly improving and was sufficiently recovered to be able to sit up Friday for a short time.
    Geo. Phillips has pneumonia and is a very sick man at present. He has been feeling badly for some time with a severe cold and has been unable to attend to the duties at the schoolhouse this week.
    Mrs. Bonham's health is very much improved by the extraction of several teeth. She returned to the school duties feeling very much better.
    The Parent-Teachers Association plan to entertain the school on Friday afternoon to a Christmas treat and program. This will take the place of the usual community Christmas program sponsored by the P.T.A. The churches plan a suitable program at this season which will be open to the general public.
    The Presbyterian Sunday school plan a slightly different program for Christmas this year which will be held on Friday evening. The program will consist of a series of pantomimes of a religious nature, which will prove inspirational as well as entertaining. The entire community is invited to attend this service Friday evening at the church.
    Our basketball teams are busy preparing for the first games to be played next week, probably with Talent.
Medford Mail Tribune, December 18, 1927, page 7


NINE ARRESTED IN COUNTY UPON BOOZE CHARGES
    A wholesale cleanup of alleged bootleggers, which commenced Friday night with the arrest of Pat Padelford, local boxer, on a moonshine sale charge, ended late yesterday afternoon after nine arrests had been made in Medford, Eagle Point and Butte Falls, under the direction of the sheriff's office. The nine will probably be given hearings in Judge Taylor's court tomorrow on moonshine sale and possession charges.
    Padelford, F. Starboard and T. DeVinney were arrested Friday evening on sale charges, and yesterday at noon Wallace and Geo. Rigsby were arrested by attaches of the sheriff's office two miles above Butte Falls on sale charges. A crude still, one of the crudest ever captured by officers in Jackson County, was seized as property of the Rigsby brothers.
    A little later yesterday afternoon, Hillery W. Todd of Indian Creek, some distance above Eagle Point on the Crater Lake Highway, was arrested on a possession charge, having a keg with a quantity of alleged moonshine and a quantity of alleged mash, which officers say had been used for the distillation of moonshine. Joe Mayham was arrested in Eagle Point on a sale charge and Bert DeWolf, who was arrested this month last year on a moonshine charge, was apprehended yesterday afternoon on another sale charge. He has a family of several children.
    The party of arresting officers was composed of Deputy Sheriffs Lewis Jennings, Paul Jennings, Oscar Dunford and J. H. Leggitt and officer Cave. The arrests they made yesterday are expected to tend to give Medford an exceptionally dry Christmas and holiday season.
Medford Mail Tribune, December 18, 1927, page 8


Eagle Point Grange News
(Official)

    EAGLE POINT, Dec. 17.--Eagle Point Grange held its regular monthly business meeting and annual election of officers on Tuesday night, December 6th, with an attendance of about one hundred present.
    During the lecture hour which preceded the business session, Prof. F. C. Reimer gave a very instructive and interesting talk on alfalfa varieties, cultivation, fertilization, soil requirements and general history. His talk was much appreciated by the farmers present, and while this is an old alfalfa section, they gained much valuable information from Prof. Reimer's talk. Had this talk been given two months ago, it would have saved some of the farmers considerable money, as some of them had already applied superphosphate to their alfalfa acreage.
    Geo. Mansfield also gave a brief but interesting talk on the farmer's problem and also expressed himself in no uncertain terms on the proposed changing of the name of the Oregon Agricultural College to that of the "Oregon State College." This proposed change is of especial interest to granges, as the agricultural colleges are a child of the grange. It was through the work of the grange that the states acquired agricultural colleges after a long and determined fight for the same. The grange is an agricultural organization and the agricultural colleges were built for the agricultural people, in contradistinction to the state universities which seemed to serve the urban people more.
    An efficient agricultural college should be the pride of any state, and when the word "agriculture" becomes odious to the people of a state it is a sure sign that degeneracy has set in. An inability to recognize agriculture as the equal of other industries has caused the decadence of more than one nation. If the word "agricultural" is so obnoxious to the snobbish lads and lasses that to attend a college by that name seriously reflects of their social standing, then they should attend the state university and not the "agricultural college." If the name of the agricultural college is changed, the next thing in order will be to abolish all agricultural subjects from its curriculum. Let all agricultural people protest the change in the name of our college. It will be a long step in the direction of what Hoover advocates, namely: "To make America an industrial America, even at the expense of agriculture."
    The officers elected during the business session were as follows, most of the old officers having been retained:
    Master, I. R. Kline; overseer, Alfred Mittelstaedt; lecturer, Mrs. Gertrude Haak; steward, Henry Owens; chaplain, Rev. O. T. Morgan, secretary, Charley Givan; treasurer, Geo. Stowell, assistant steward, Roy Smith; gatekeeper, Tommy Givan; Ceres, Mrs. Grace Cowden; Pomona, Mrs. Thelma Luy; Flora, Mrs. Ida Kent; lady assistant steward, Mrs. Rosa Smith. Trustees: three years, Alfred Mittelstaedt; two years, Ed Cowden; one year, Wm. Perry. Executive committee: James Spencer, W. L. Childreth, Lester Throckmorton.
    Committee on committees: I. R. Kline, Alfred Mittelstaedt, Mrs. Gertrude Haak, Henry Owens, Charlie Givan, James Spencer, Prof. Clarence Davies, Mrs. Jessie Mittelstaedt, Stewart Butler, Luther Day.
    The Grange has been holding all its meetings in the new Grange hall, although the building is not yet completed. The workmen have all been laid off and most of the work yet to be done will doubtless be done by donation labor. Many of the Grangers have been working in the basement for several days during the past week, putting in the cement floor. The floor in the kitchen is finished and that in the dining hall nearly finished. Probably the next job in order will be the excavating for and building of the septic tank.
    We are very proud of our new hall and when it is entirely finished, we doubt if there will be a finer Grange hall in the state. We hope that most of the work that can be done by donation labor will be completed before the spring work opens up on the farms.
    The ways and means committee are planning to give a Christmas dance on Friday night, Dec. 23rd.
    There will be no entertainment meeting on the regular entertainment night, Tuesday, Dec. 20th, according to the entertainment committee because of its close proximity to Christmas.  
Medford Mail Tribune, December 18, 1927, page B2


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    EAGLE POINT, Dec. 17.--Mr. Holmes is slowly improving and was sufficiently recovered to be able to sit up Friday for a short time.
    Geo. Phillips has pneumonia and is a very sick man at present. He has been feeling badly for some time with a severe cold and has been unable to attend to the duties at the school house this week.
    Mrs. Bonham's health is very much improved by the extraction of several teeth. She returned to the school duties feeling very much better.
    The Parent-Teachers Association plan to entertain the school on Friday afternoon to a Christmas treat and program. This  will take the place of the usual community Christmas program sponsored by the P.T.A. The churches plan a suitable program at this season which will be open to the general public.
    The Presbyterian Sunday school plan a slightly different program for Christmas this year which will be held on Friday evening. The program will consist of a series of pantomimes of a religious nature, which will prove inspirational as well as entertaining. The entire community is invited to attend this service Friday evening at the church.
    Our basketball teams are busy preparing for the first games to be played this week, probably with Talent.
Medford Mail Tribune, December 19, 1927, page 4


EAGLE P. RANCHER HELD WHEN STILL FOUND ON PLACE
    Being so well hidden that officials failed to locate it on the first search, despite determined efforts, a complete moonshine still was found yesterday afternoon on the second search of the Ralph Dunlap ranch near Eagle Point by attaches of the sheriff's office and the state prohibition department. Dunlap was scheduled to have hearing this afternoon in Judge Taylor's court, where five bootleggers entered pleas of guilty yesterday afternoon and were given sentences and fines.
    The Dunlap ranch was visited last week by a raiding party of officers who passed within 20 feet of the still and failed to see it. Dunlap was on the place and invited the officers to return at any time for another search. The invitation was accepted and the officers looked for some time yesterday afternoon until they found the still, which had been dismantled and pieces of which were scattered about the place.
    Twenty-five gallons of alleged mash was found in a barrel, which was hidden in a rock pile some distance above the small Dunlap ranch house, which faces the Crater Lake Highway. A short time later the still was found. A 24-foot copper coil, the longest ever captured in Jackson County, was located hanging high in a tree, and other pieces were found hidden in scattered spots. Dunlap claims that he does not own the outfit, and it is probable that he will enter a plea of not guilty. He had been living on the place for the past three weeks, having moved down from Prospect, where he had been employed. He has a wife and a child.
    The raid was made by Deputy Sheriffs Paul and Lewis Jennings and State Agent Dudley.
Medford Mail Tribune, December 20, 1927, page 5


VON DER HELLEN EQUIPMENT STUCK IN CRATER SNOWS
   The William von der Hellen contracting concern, which has a road building contract in Crater National Park on which its men and machinery remained at work this fall as long as possible, intending to move out for the winter just as soon as deep snow came, misjudged the time to go and did not start until in November when the big blizzard began in the park.
    That is the reason why the big von der Hellen steam shovel and other equipment are buried in deep snow on the corkscrew curve between White Horse and Anna Springs camp in the park, where the shovel broke down on the way out and must remain there until early next summer.
    This shovel, lying as it does directly across the west entrance in the park, will probably cause much trouble when the national park management begins late next spring to clear the park road of packed snow and ice.
Medford Mail Tribune, December 20, 1927, page 5


Eagle Point Grange News
(Official)

    The installation service in all probability will not be given at the next regular business meeting, although this change from the regular order is not yet definitely decided.
    Word has been received from the Worthy State Master Palmiter and from the worthy state lecturer, that they expect to be here on or near January 8. So it is being planned to have the installation of officers and the dedication of the new hall at that time, also degree work by the new degree team. Those plans are not yet perfected and notice will be given later as to exact dates, etc.
    The ways and means committee have notified your correspondent that the dance that was planned for Friday night before Christmas, Dec. 23, has been called off, so there will be no dance at the Grange Hall this week. Instead, they plan on giving a New Year's ball. This ball will be a gala affair, with an unusually fine supper. We hope everybody will remember this dance and save the date for that occasion.
Medford Mail Tribune, December 20, 1927, page B1


CHRISTMAS TREE TONIGHT AT REESE CREEK SCHOOL H.
    REESE CREEK, Dec. 22.--The school and the P.T.A. are planning for quite a time this Friday night, a program, tree and treats for the children, with Santa Clause very much in evidence. There will be no school next week until Tuesday after the New Year. A few of the ladies met with Mrs. Jacks Wednesday to fill the sacks for the kiddies.
    Miss Fern Jacks expects to spend Christmas with her uncle, James Vestal, and his wife at Battle Ground, Wash.
    Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Minter expect to spend their Christmas vacation with Mrs. Minter's relatives at Carlton, Ore.
    Will Merritt was married just recently to a girl from Grants Pass. They visited at Jas. Merritt's, also at Rev. John Stille's.
    The Sunday school last Sunday was not so well attended; some were sick. The lesson last Sunday was review; the golden text was "God who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in times past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son." Hebrews 1:1,2. Next Sunday will be a Christmas lesson, the golden text, "Thou shalt call His name Jesus, for he shall save his people from their sins." Matthew 1:21.
    Rev. Iverson, the Presbyterian missionary, expects to preach at Reese Creek Sunday, January 1st.
    Just after the Sunday school, people gathered at the H. Watkins home last Sunday afternoon for a prayer and praise service, which was greatly appreciated by Mr. and Mrs. Watkins. They also left a valuable Christmas gift.
Medford Mail Tribune, December 23, 1927, page B2


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    Our high school closed for the Christmas vacation Wednesday, and Miss Andrew of the faculty left for Eugene and La Grande for the holiday season.
    The S. H. Butler family are motoring to Santa Rosa, Calif., for the Christmas season. They will visit Mrs. Butler's sister and family.
    Mr. and Mrs. Bonham and May will accompany Mrs. Bonham's mother and her husband to California and spend the holidays there. Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins have been visiting the Bonhams for several weeks.
    Mrs. Joe Riley passed away Thursday night after an illness of several weeks' duration.
    John M. Nichols suffered a paralytic stroke Wednesday and is quite ill at the present time. His son Artie came up from Klamath Falls to be with him.
    Wes Childreth has sufficiently recovered from his recent illness to be down to the shop again this week, but was taken worse Thursday and was taken to the hospital. He seems to have a bad heart attack and they think diseased tonsils are the cause of the trouble.
    The school children were entertained by the Parent-Teachers Association Friday afternoon in the old school building. A delightful program and the usual candy and popcorn ball treat proved very popular.
Medford Mail Tribune, December 27, 1927, page 6


TALENT CAPTURES TRAIL RANCHER AND MOONSHINE
    When given a hearing in Gold Hill justice court yesterday on a moonshine possession charge, following his arrest Saturday night by federal officer Terry Talent near Ashland, Boyd Miller of Trail was fined $250. A 1921 model Dodge touring car, the ninth to have been seized in the county during the past month by officer Talent, will be confiscated by the government.
    The arrest was made by the officer at midnight when he stopped to assist Miller in repairing a stubborn motor, which refused to function. The officer found 10 gallons of moonshine in the machine and placed Miller under arrest along with Ralph Goedker of Trail, who was with Miller. No disposition has been made of Goedker's case.
Medford Mail Tribune, December 28, 1927, page 3


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    Family reunions have been the order of the day in this community during the Christmas time. Among the largest gatherings has been that of the Brown family at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brown.
    A brother of Professor Davies has been visiting him from Portland.
    Mr. and Mrs. Harry Young drove over from Phoenix Monday and spent the day with Mr. and Mrs. Morgan.
    Mr. and Mrs. Carl Brown drove down from Portland to spend the Christmas time with Mr. Brown's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Royal Brown.
    The Parent-Teachers' Association had its Christmas entertainment and treat for the children Friday afternoon; the community church gave theirs Friday evening and the Bungalow church Sunday evening, so the children have been well remembered and are happy in their various activities.
    Dr. O. T. Morgan went to Portland Tuesday evening. While there he will visit with his son and wife and assist in making out the program for the synod next summer.
Medford Mail Tribune, December 28, 1927, page 4


GRANGE DANCE SATURDAY NIGHT
    The Eagle Point Grange will give another enjoyable dance Saturday night at Eagle Point. These dances have proved to be very popular during the last few months and, from all indications, Saturday's dance will be a record-breaker. All the proceeds from this dance will be turned over to the Community House fund.
    Much credit for the success of these dances is due to the untiring efforts of H. W. Ward, Lester Throckmorton and Al Mittelstaedt, who have been the committee in charge.
    This will be the last dance under the auspices of this committee, after which a new committee will be appointed. The public is invited to attend this dance, and the committee in charge assures everyone who attends a good time.
Medford Mail Tribune, December 29, 1927, page 3


L. A. LILJEQVIST HERE GETTING TRIAL EVIDENCE
Assistant Attorney General Securing Evidence for Trial of Terry Talent on Manslaughter Charge in Portland Court January 12th.
    L. A. Liljeqvist, assistant state attorney general, appointed special prosecutor by Governor Patterson to investigate and conduct the trial of Terry A. Talent, youthful federal prohibition enforcement officer, indicted for the fatal shooting of Mansford Zimmerlee, Trail Creek rancher, during the progress of a moonshine raid last September, is here, collecting data and making ready for the trial of Talent, scheduled to begin in the federal court at Portland on Thursday, January 12, 1928.
    Talent was indicted by a grand jury on a charge of involuntary manslaughter, and the trial transferred to the federal court, upon a writ of habeas corpus cum causa.
    Talent will be defended by United States District Attorney George Neuner.
    A coroner's jury, which conducted a hearing into the affray, returned a verdict exonerating Talent.
    Attorney Liljeqvist said that 15 witnesses, mostly from the Trail district, where Zimmerlee resided, would be subpoenaed to testify at the trial. Many of them are relatives of the dead man.
    Talent, since his indictment, has continued on duty in the federal enforcement service, and has been stationed in this district for the past month. He has participated in the seizure of eight or more rum cars, proceeding over the Pacific Highway, between this city, and the Siskiyou Mountains.
    No statement has been issued relative to on what grounds the defense will be based.
    The fatal shooting occurred when Zimmerlee fled, after being placed under arrest by Talent for a claimed liquor sale. Talent is alleged to have fired several shots in the "general direction" of Zimmerlee, but testified his intentions were to halt, not injure him. Zimmerlee, badly wounded, swam Rogue River and went to a neighbor's house for aid. He was brought to this city and died the following day. He made a verbal dying statement to physicians and nurses.
    With Talent at the time of the raid were several county officers and State Prohibition Officer Claude Hickman. It is probable that one of the main points at the trial will be whether or not Zimmerlee was shot in the back, or whether or not he was resisting arrest.
    Following the exoneration of Talent by the coroner's jury, petitions were circulated throughout the county asking the governor to appoint a special prosecutor and a session of the grand jury, both of which were granted.
    The case attracted wide attention throughout the Northwest at the time of its occurrence.
Medford Mail Tribune, December 30, 1927, page 1


REESE CREEK SCHOOLS WILL OPEN TUESDAY
    REESE CREEK, Dec. 29.--The Christmas tree and entertainment were a success; there was quite a crowd out and the pupils did fine, which showed they had been well drilled by the teachers, Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Davis. Mrs. Miller, especially, knows how to get up a good program. We failed to get the program, so cannot give it until later. There was a little over $6.00 raised on the piano from the grab bag, which created quite an exciting time. The only drawback was that there was not enough articles donated for the occasion.
    Mrs. Miller is spending part of her vacation in Portland. Mrs. Davis went to Corvallis and to Amity.
    School will resume Tuesday, January 3.
    Most of the pupils have either had, or are having, what is called the chicken pox. Jimmie Engberg is just getting over the chicken pox, as are several others.
    The Sunday school had their semi-annual election of officers last Sunday. The following were elected: C. Cummons, superintendent; Mrs. William Houston, assistant superintendent; W. H. Crandall, secretary-treasurer; E. Stille, pianist; J. Stille, chorister; and Evelyn Waddell and Cora Crandall as librarians. The teachers were not chosen last Sunday. Rev. Randall was present and gave a short Bible reading. The subject for the Sunday school lesson next Sunday will be, "Jesus and John the Baptist." Golden text, "He must increase, but I must decrease." John 3:30. That is John the Baptist, speaking of Jesus. Rev. J. Stille was not at Sunday school last Sunday; little Beth had been sick. They took her to the doctor, but he did not seem to think much about it, but the last of the week, they talked to the doctor over the phone, after she was about well, but began to scale off. He then pronounced it scarlet fever, so the family are trying to keep it from spreading by quarantining themselves.
    C. L. Cummons has gone to their old home in California for a few days on business.
    Mr. Harnish, Mrs. Swazey and Marguerite visited at Mrs. Courtney's Wednesday of this week. There were some family reunions on Christmas at home. Mr. and Mrs. James Merritt entertained their relatives this Christmas.
Medford Mail Tribune, December 30, 1927, page 9


EAGLE PT. GRANGE
    Eagle Point Grange held its regular business meeting Tuesday, January 3rd, with about seventy-five members present. Being the first meeting in the year, many important reports were read. The committee on committees read the following report on standing committees appointed.
    Finance: Walter Clements, chairman; Wm. Perry, Stewart Butler.
    Candidates: Mrs. Lulu Ward, chairman; Tommy Givan, Arthur Kent.
    Ways and Means: James Spencer, chairman; Alfred Mittelstaedt, Walter Clements.
    Relief: Rev. O. T. Morgan, ex-off., chairman; Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. M. L. Pruett, Roy Smith, C. E. Bellows.
    Publicity: Mrs. Gertrude Haak.
    Home Economics: Mrs. Sophia Childreth, chairman; Mrs. Lizzie Perry, Mrs. Rosa Smith, Mrs. Enid Caster, Mrs. Lena Stowell.
    Legislature: Prof. Clarence Davies, Geo. Hilton, Jr., H. C. Crandall.
    Agriculture: Luther H. Day, Carl Esch, Harvey Stanley.
    Visiting: Frank Ditsworth, Mrs. Maude Ditsworth, Geo. Stowell, Mrs. May Stowell, Mrs. Zona Humphrey, Mrs. Billie Vestal.
    Membership: Mrs. Rosa Smith, Mrs. Lena Bellows, Wesley Childreth.
    Taxation: Henry Owens, Clarence Davies, James Spencer.
    Community Projects: H. W. Ward, W. D. Foreman, Julius Pitterling, Otto Caster, Ted Seaman.
    Roads: Wm. Perry, Lester Throckmorton, Fred Dutton.
    Marketing: Lester Throckmorton, H. W. Ward, Geo. Hilton, Jr.,
    Education: Mrs. Lela Bonham, Mrs. Eula Minter, Mrs. Ida Kent.
    Music: Stewart Butler, Mrs. Bessie Mittelstaedt, Mrs. Edith Weidman, Miss Bessie Andrew, V. R. Bonham.
    Library: Mrs. Maude Ditsworth, Mrs. Lottie Clements, Mrs. Pearl Grove.
    Cooperation: Ed Cowden, Geo. Stowell, J. G. Spencer.
    Reception: Billie Miller, Earl Hanscom, Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. Luella Kline.
    The old ways and means committee submitted a very excellent report which showed that a little more than two thousand dollars net had been raised by that committee during the past year for the building fund. A vote of thanks was tendered the committee for its excellent work.
    The new ways and means committee read a report which consisted of an outline of plans for the next three months. These plans consist of a dance once a month besides a series of plays, shows, etc. In this way it is hoped to give an opportunity to many to assist with the raising of the funds to pay off the Grange hall debt that would not, for various reasons, be able to do so were the program to consist of dancing alone.
    It is hoped that the entire membership will support the entire Grange program for the year in every way possible, but especially so the program of the ways and means committee.
    The master read a very interesting report of the past years' activities and accomplishments of the Grange. The Grange has every reason to be proud of the record of the past year, but also of every year since our organization. We have never been at a standstill. Each year sees us with many worthwhile things accomplished, but without a doubt the coming year will be one of the most strenuous ones in our history to date.
    A class of nine was given the obligation Tuesday night and will be in the third and fourth initiates degrees on next Sunday evening.
    Sunday, the 8th, will be a red-letter day for the Grange. In the afternoon, at one-thirty o'clock, there will be a program, consisting of a speech by C. A. Palmiter, state grange master, and music. Immediately thereafter will be the dedication of our new Grange hall and following that the installation of the new officers. This will all be in the afternoon and will be open to the public. Everybody welcome.
    In the evening of the same day the degree team will put on the work of the third and fourth degrees. A large class will be initiated. The evening session will be a closed meeting. It is expected that many grangers from different parts of the county will be present.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 6, 1928, page 7


SHADY COVE
    SHADY COVE, Jan. 4.--The rain here New Year's Day nearly raised the creeks and river to flood stage, but has gone down again.
    School is again in session after the holidays, but was not shut down for long.
    Little Beth Stille, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Stille, is getting well after an attack of scarlet fever.
    T. C. Peek, our storekeeper, has a small village by his store, as he rents three cabins and possibly could rent more if he had them ready.
    Some of the neighbors have been gathering in their cattle. The snow of a week ago made it necessary to feed the stock, but we have warm sunshiny days again, but don't know how long they will last.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 6, 1928, page B3


AUTO THIEVES ROB EAGLE PT. POSTAL VAULT
    Approximately $95 in cash was taken from the Eagle Point post office, where the safe was blown early this morning after the office entrance had been jimmied open by a burglar, who left no clues behind with the exception of a few dim fingerprints which are deemed to be of little value. The theft of two cars in this city and from a ranch house on the Crater Lake Highway is connected with burglary, which was  discovered this morning.
    The first car was stolen in Medford last night from P. R. Sheley before the burglary and the second one was taken from Ray Moran's garage following its completion. The burglar is believed to have made his escape in Moran's machine, after having driven Sheley's car from the city to Eagle Point, where he parked it near an old covered bridge while he committed the burglary. The car was found abandoned a mile and one-half north of the Moran ranch, and it is believed that the burglar walked until he took the second machine.
    A number of Eagle Point residents say they heard the blast which blew open the safe, badly damaging it as a result. Others reported to officers that they heard a machine drive away a short time after they heard the explosion at 2 a.m. Nothing was taken in the post office, with the exception of the cash, supplies of stamps and envelopes being untouched.
    Officers are assured that the burglar parked his machine near the bridge, due to the fact that tracks have been matched with the stolen Sheley machine and also due to the fact that a ten-cent piece was found at the parking place. The money is believed to have been dropped out of the post office loot.
    Authorities north and south of Medford have been informed of Moran's car, and it is possible that the machine may be stopped with the burglar at the wheel.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 10, 1928, page 1


TEACHERS MEET AT EAGLE PT. FRIDAY
    EAGLE POINT, Jan. 10.--The local Parent-Teacher Association will hold its next regular meeting Friday afternoon, January 13. A good meeting is promised.
    The first semester closes here Friday. A few changes will occur in the courses presented, and a few new enrollments will probably be made.
    The local hoop tossers made a trip to Prospect last Friday night and met both the boys' team and the girls' team of that place. The Eagle Point girls met with decisive defeat, and the boys failed to win their game, although they put up a hard fight. The final score was 14 to 7.
    Miss Andrew was unfortunate in her return journey from the Christmas vacation, being mixed up in a wreck, which delayed her arrival somewhat. She was unhurt, but unable to take care of her classes for a couple of days, owing to the delay.
    Mr. and Mrs. Bonham and May Rayton report a most interesting and delightful trip into California. They visited in several places in California.
    Mrs. Campbell, Mrs. Davies, Mrs. Morgan and Mrs. Pruett attended the Southern Oregon Civic Club meeting in Ashland last week. The ladies of the district were entertained by the two clubs in the Ashland district. The Eagle Point ladies report a very interesting meeting.
    The Atkins family, recently of Prospect, moved onto a place near the Cowden farm this week and have entered their children in the Eagle Point school.
    The Sinclair family moved into the Hanscom house near the schoolhouse and the children are back in our school again.
    Mr. Dickman left by car for New Mexico to look after business matters.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 11, 1928, page 6


TRAIL ITEMS
    C. E. Blaess, the new owner of Sunset Hotel at Trail, is tearing down and getting ready to put in new cabins for this summer.
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dunbar of Canyonville are spending a couple of weeks at Trail and holding revival meetings in the new mission church.
    I. H. Howe and Reymond Briggs were Medford visitors Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. C .W. Cushman spent last week with Mrs. Cushman's brothers on Elk Creek.
    Lowell Ash and Sam Parker of Elk Creek were Trail visitors Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. N. L. Hawk of Elk Creek made a trip to the valley Wednesday.
    Mrs. Ellen Albright is improving slowly and we hope will soon be out and around again.
    Members of Trail mission met Monday and sawed wood for the church.
    We have a new pupil added to our school. Miss Mary Franks of Chiloquin is staying with her grandmother and attending our school.
    Carl Kroeger is busy getting a new road graded to his house, and it will make quite an improvement to his place.
    Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Adamson returned last week from a trip to Washington, where they visited with Mr. Adamson's sister over the holidays.
    Fred Middlebusher has moved to his new home near the hatchery.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 13, 1928, page B3


EAGLE PT. GRANGE
    Eagle Point has had one of the busiest two weeks in its history.
    On Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock the dedication ceremonial and installation of officers was preceded by a short musical program of unusual quality. Two numbers were by the Grange double quartet, in charge of Stewart Butler. The Grange is very fortunate in having so able a person as Mr. Butler to train our singers, he having been a professional voice culturist as well as a professional vocalist. Two piano solos were rendered by Sidney Barker (also a professional musician). These solos were especially fine and brought a vigorous encore.
    The dedication ceremony was next on the program. The dedication officer was Worthy State Master George Palmiter. This ceremony was most impressive and beautiful.
    Next followed the installation of officers, Mr. Palmiter acting as installing officer. His assistants were Conductress Sophia Childreth and attendants, Mrs. Pearl Grove and Mrs. Julia Davies.
    These ceremonies concluded the afternoon program. The afternoon session was public and there were over 100 people present to enjoy it.
    The evening session was a closed one in which the third and fourth degrees were exemplified for Mr. Palmiter's benefit. The work was beautifully done and the team received much favorable comment. Our stage is well fitted for the staging of tableaux, the painted background scenery adding much to their beauty. Prof. Davies deserves much credit for the untiring efforts in training this team.
    Mr. Palmiter made an interesting talk on the "Good of the Order," which was very helpful. He expressed himself as well pleased with the progress of the Eagle Point Grange, with its work, growth and splendid cooperation.
    Many members from other granges in the county were present as well as several from Josephine County.
    About 25 Eagle Point grangers went to Sams Valley on Monday to see the work put on by the Sams Valley Grange. Many felt the work was even more beautiful than that put on by the Eagle Point Grange.
    Mr. Palmiter will be at Enterprise Grange Wednesday night and at Grants Pass on Thursday.
    On Tuesday evening, January 17th, the Grange will hold an open lecture hour. All are invited. An able speaker will be present and good music is assured, as well as other enjoyable program features. A comforter will be auctioned off and pie and coffee will be sold to help swell the building fund. All grangers should make it a point to attend these lecture nights and the public is invited. Let us have a full house.
    The ways and means committee plans on giving a leap year dance on Saturday night, January 21st. It is not yet known whether this will be a public or an invitational affair. Later information will be given.  
Medford Mail Tribune, January 13, 1928, page B6


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    Mrs. Jeff Conover passed away Sunday morning and was buried Monday afternoon from the family residence. Interment was made it the Johnston cemetery. Mrs. Conover had not been well for some time.
    Mrs. Lottie Wood and Owen Conover have quite sore throats.
    Mrs. Engberg is just recovering from the chicken pox. She was afflicted in very much the same way Jimmie was. The malady is all through the school, and every pupil has had it or will have it. When it gets into a home all the children in the home have it, but not many grown folks have taken it as yet.
    Mrs. Knadler is not well at the present time.
    Mrs. Moffatt has been down with a severe cold but is improving.
    Mrs. Courtney is suffering with a cold.
    Mr. Watkins and Mrs. Brous had a birthday anniversary last week and a few of their friends came to the Watkins home where they were entertained by Mrs. Brous and Mrs. Watkins. The guests all wished them many happy returns of the day.
    There were four who put their birthday money into the Sunday school treasury last Sunday, H. Watkins, Mrs. Brous, Mrs. Stille and C. L. Cummons. The birthday money goes to missions.
    H. Watkins and wife attended Sunday school last Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Jim Merritt took dinner last Sunday in Central Point with Mr. Merritt's mother. They attended the Nazarene church in Medford in the evening.
    A niece of Mrs. Engberg and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. John Payne of Ashland, visited at the Engberg home a few days this week.
    Mrs. Ayres of Eagle Point came Wednesday to Mrs. Engberg's to visit a few days.
    The McNess man was in the neighborhood the first of the week.
    Between thirty and 40 attended Sunday school last Sunday.
    The subject for the Sunday school lesson next Sunday will be "Jesus and Sinners." The Golden Text, "I came not to call the righteous, but sinner, to repentance." Mark 2:17. Rev. Stille probably will preach next Sunday.
    A series of meetings will be held soon in the schoolhouse. Everyone get ready to attend every meeting or you will miss something. The date has not been definitely decided.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 13, 1928, page B6


KNIFE WIELDED IN FIST FIGHT, RANCHER HURT
Sam Geary of Eagle Point in Hospital and Joe Mayham, Alleged Assailant, in Hiding--Vile Name Is Cause of Quarrel.
    Suffering from three knife wounds sustained late last night at his home a short distance north of Eagle Point in a fight with Joe Mayham of Eagle Point, Samuel Geary, middle-aged rancher, was reported today to have a fair chance for recovery at the Sacred Heart Hospital, where he was brought early this morning by Sheriff Ralph Jennings and Deputy Paul Jennings, who could find no trace of Mayham, who is believed to be in hiding in the hills nearby.
    The fight is said to have begun with a trivial quarrel shortly after 11:30 last night when Geary attacked Mayham with his fists while the latter was leaving for his home, after having visited the Geary family. Geary became infuriated when Mayham is alleged to have called him some vile name in the presence of Geary's wife and he intercepted Mayham's departure when he was about 60 feet away from the house and near the Crater Lake Highway.
    In the fighting that followed, Mayham drew a pocket knife, Sheriff Jennings related today, and stabbed Geary, who continued to fight despite the wounds until he became weak, having been unaware of his injuries. One knife thrust punctured Geary's right lung and air was escaping through the opening and another wound severed a vein in the neck and is believed to have injured a nerve leading to the right arm, which may become crippled as a result. The other cut was a minor flesh wound. There was also a small cut on Geary's back, but this is believed to have been sustained when he fell to the ground.
    Dr. A. E. Dodson of Dr. C. T. Sweeney's office was summoned to the Geary ranch by Denny Zimmerlee, who came to Medford to summon aid. The sheriff was notified at about the same time and he brought the injured man to the hospital, where Drs. Sweeney and Dodson gave him immediate attention.
    Sheriff Jennings and deputies planned to search for Mayham this afternoon and they expect no trouble in bringing him to the county jail to await developments in Geary's condition, after which some charge will be filed. Mayham is at present at liberty on bonds of $250, following his arrest last month by officers on a moonshine charge upon which he entered a plea of not guilty. He was scheduled to have a trial this month of early next.
    Geary and Mayham are both big men and are said to have battled fiercely before the stabbing took place.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 16, 1928, page 1


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    The first of the week was the coldest weather of the season and woodpiles suffered in consequence.
    Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Minter visited at Mr. Caster's Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Smith of Eagle Point visited with Mrs. Courtney Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. Watkins, Mrs. Arnold and Miss Ethel Ewen called on Mrs. Courtney Tuesday afternoon.
    Alvin Conover family was quarantined Wednesday of this week.
    It is reported there is diphtheria in the district.
    There were 41 people at Sunday school last Sunday. It was announced that the meetings will begin Sunday, January 28, with an all-day meeting. Rev. Randall of Medford and Rev. Johnston of California will have charge.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 20, 1928, page B5


EAGLE POINT
    EAGLE POINT, Jan. 22.--Mrs. Bonham entertained the teachers Wednesday evening at dinner. Mr. Davies was unable to be there owing to a basketball game with Jacksonville. Jacksonville came out victorious in this game but our team gave them real opposition.
    The school is using unusual precaution against contagious disease at this time. There are several cases within the immediate vicinity, and every precaution should be exercised to stop its spread. The county health unit is arranging for diphtheria immunization again this year, and it is hoped that every child in school who is not immune will take this treatment.
    The Grange minstrel show is taking form and will be presented to the public next Friday evening if nothing prevents. This will be an evening of great glee and should play to a packed house.
    S. H. Butler attended the bankers' group meeting for Southern Oregon groups Friday evening at the Medford Hotel.
    Gold Hill basketball team took a fast and furious game from our local team of boys by a score of 14 to 21. Our girls, however, were victorious in this game, the score being 16 to 31. A misunderstanding was the result of the game being very late. Gold Hill understood the game would be there and our boys arranged for and advertised for a game here so that after the conflict was made known, it was quite late before Gold Hill appeared on the scene of action.
    Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Stoner left for Santa Barbara, Cal., Friday morning. They expect to return here the last of the week.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 23, 1928, page 6


DR. HOLT'S FATHER IS INTERVIEWED BY JOURNAL WRITER
    The fact that Dr. W. P. Holt, the well-known physician of Medford, although the fact has not or is not causing him any great grief, can never be elected President of the United States, came out in an interview published the other day by Fred Lockley, in the Portland Journal, with Rev. William S. Holt, father of the Medford man and widely well-known aged Presbyterian minister, still in the harness, who has just recently visited Dr. Holt and family here.
    Mr. Lockley prefaced the interview with the following introduction:
    "Rev. William S. Holt of Portland is not only a doctor of divinity, but also a doctor of laws. I have known Dr. Holt for thirty years, and he has changed very little in that time. People who do not know him are apt to guess his age at 60. He is as active and alert as a man of 40. Although he will be 80 on his next birthday, he is still in harness, working harder than many a man of half his age. Recently we sat down together in front of the huge fireplace, with its cheerful fire, in the lobby of the Davenport Hotel at Spokane, and in answer to my questions he told much about himself."
    The interview then goes on in part as follows: "I was born on Holt Prairie, near Mt. Hawkins, Ill., August 24, 1848. My father, Wilson Holt, was born in New York state. My mother, also born in New York state, had a good old-fashioned Bible name--Abigail Jerusha Richmond. There were five children of us--three sons and two daughters. My sister, Mrs. Mary Electa Ramsdale, and myself are the only ones left. When I was two years old we moved to Cerisco, Wis., now a part of the town of Ripon. Later we moved to the Indian lands, settling at Waupaca, which in the Indian tongue means 'tomorrow.'  As a boy I attended Brockway College, founded by my uncle, William Brockway.
    "I put in two years in the preparatory department and four years in the college, graduating in 1870. After graduating from Ripon, I put in a year in the Presbyterian Theological Seminary at Chicago, now known as McCormick Theological Seminary. From there I went to Auburn, N.Y., where I attended Auburn Theological Seminary two years, graduating in 1873. While there I volunteered to serve in the foreign mission field.
    "Immediately after graduating I was married to Frances Adelia Pratt of Webster, N.Y. We sailed from San Francisco for Shanghai on September 1, 1873. We put in a year at Shanghai. Some people never can learn the Chinese language. I was fortunate in finding that I picked it up without great difficulty. I was elected moderator of the synod after I had been in China but one year, and when I tell you that all discussions were in Chinese you will see that I applied myself to learning the language. After a year at Shanghai we moved to Soochow. In that city, with its population of over half a million, there were, including myself and my wife, but five white people. We lived in Soochow with Mr. and Mrs. Fitch and their son. It was not until 1875 that we secured our first convert, an ignorant old Chinese woman, a Buddhist who for her soul's sake would eat no meat. I preached in the chapel daily, and visited the Chinese, and on Sunday preached at our own home. The Chinese women are much more modest than most white women. For some years we lived in a large house where seven brothers and their families lived, yet in all the time I lived there I only saw three of these women, and they instantly disappeared. The Chinese call their women 'the indoor man,' because she is never supposed to leave the house. Of course, we saw coolie women in plenty, but I am speaking of the Chinese ladies.
    "The Chinese have a high sense of commercial honor. An Englishman, a long-time resident of China, told me he had made hundreds of loans to Chinese without a scratch of a pen to show for it, and had never lost a dollar, but he said he had been less fortunate in his transactions with the white people. The Chinese are a much more temperate people than the white race. However, they are addicted to opium and are inveterate gamblers.
    "The Chinese have forgotten more about courtesy than we will ever learn. For example, they knew that I did not approve of liquor, so whenever I was invited to a formal banquet, liquor was never served, irrespective of the desires of the other guests.
    "Our first child, Abbie May, was born in Shanghai. She is buried in China. Our next child, [William] Wilson Pratt Holt, was born December 22, 1875, at Hangchow, near the terminus of the Grand Canal. He is now a practicing physician at Medford, Ore. Our next child, Edward P. Holt, was born in Shanghai, and works for the Philadelphia Electric Company. He enlisted in the regulars when we declared war on the central powers. He was with the First Division. He was top sergeant of his company. His company went into action at Chateau-Thierry with 180 men. Only 27 answered the roll call after the battle, and my son was in command of the company. He was promoted to second lieutenant and given the Croix du Guerre with palm. Our daughter Laura married Anderson B. Cox. They live in Portland. Our son Cleveland B. Holt, who was born in Shanghai, is in the American Foreign Bank in New York City. Margaret was born in Portland. She and her husband, Harry Lewis, live in East Portland.
    "In 1885 we were instructed to leave China and to come to Portland, Ore., to establish a Chinese mission here. When I arrived in Portland I found that my twelve years' residence in China would be of little benefit to me as far as the language was concerned, for the Chinese on the Pacific Coast are largely from Southern China and speak the Cantonese dialect. As a matter of fact, I speak the Mandarin dialect and the dialects of Shanghai, Soochow and Canton. We established a Chinese school here in Portland, a dispensary and a home for Chinese girls. My wife was instrumental in breaking up the trade in Chinese girls for immoral purposes. Frequently in tong war murders, or in other Chinese cases, my wife is subpoenaed by both sides, to serve as interpreter, for they know she cannot be fooled, bluffed or bribed, and that she will tell the exact truth."
Medford Mail Tribune, January 25, 1928, page 4


AGED BACHELOR FOUND DEAD IN HOME NEAR TRAIL
    A victim of apoplexy Monday afternoon, the body of Carl Kroeger, an eccentric bachelor 73 years of age, was found last evening in his dwelling in the Trail district, where he had been residing alone for some time past. The body is at the Conger funeral parlors, where efforts are being made to locate relatives, and was brought to the city late last night by Deputy Coroner Joy Walker and Deputy Sheriff Paul Jennings.
    Kroeger apparently was just completing his noonday meal when death overtook him. A spoon was lying on the floor, where it had fallen after having been partially raised to his mouth, according to the two officers. His house had recently been painted and was very neatly kept within.
    His personal effect included a large number of pictures of Crater Lake and Anna Springs camp, where Kroeger was caretaker for several years. He was connected with the National Park Service for four years, but last year worked in Medford in the landscape business.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 25, 1928, page 8


EAGLE POINT GRANGE
    The lecture evening, January 17, was a pleasant affair and all went home seemingly well pleased with the evening's entertainment. The crowd was small, due to the exceedingly cold weather, only about 50 people being present.
    A short but interesting talk was given by Sheriff Ralph Jennings. District Attorney Chaney talked for more than an hour on the subject of "Laws That Should Be Changed" for the welfare of the taxpayer and the protection of the public. This was one of the most interesting and instructive talks that the Grange has had the privilege of hearing for a long time. He spoke of many laws that needed changing, many of them working an unnecessary hardship of the taxpayer and others that protected the criminal more than the public. Some of these changes will doubtless be put up to the people for an initiative and referendum vote. Therefore, it is well that their nature should be thoroughly understood. Mr. Chaney is a very eloquent speaker, and many present said they would not have missed his talk for anything.
    Several mixed quartet numbers and a solo by Mr. Weidman were enjoyed, and garden subjects were discussed.
    Pie and coffee were served by the home economics committee and a little more than $5 was raised from the sale. This goes to the building fund. The comforter, which was to have been sold, was reserved for another night, as the crowd was so small.
    A dance was given on the 28th by the ways and means committee which was in all ways a real success, both socially and financially. All reported a wonderful time.
    On Friday evening of this week (January 27) the ways and means committee will put on their big minstrel play which they have been practicing on for some time. Everyone enjoys a good minstrel show, and this one promises to be unusually funny. Everybody come.
   Another dance will be put on February 4, and the regular business meeting of the Grange will be on Tuesday evening, February 7.
    Other dates during the coming month are a Valentine party by the ways and means committee, on the 14th; a historical pageant and combination fair and carnival on the 21st, by the lecturer and the ways and means committee; and a Leap Year dance on the 29th of February. This makes a very full calendar of Grange work and would seem to be a great deal of work, but as many hands make light work, let all help in every way possible to aid the Grange hall fund.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 26, 1928, page 5


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    EAGLE POINT, Jan. 26.--The vesper service at the Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon was very much appreciated by the congregation. The choir presented 10 of the very best numbers arranged for chorus, quartet and duet. The response to those services shows that our community is very appreciative of good music, as the attendance was very gratifying. An offering was received for the purpose of music, which resulted in a very generous offering.
    The choir is planning on a play which will be given at a later date, possibly in February. The Spinster's Club, which was given last winter, pleased so well that an attempt will be made to give something of the same general character this time.
    Friday night of this week the minstrel show of the grange blackface comedians will be given at the grange hall. A very fine show can be expected of this aggregation, and if you enjoy real wholesome fun you will get your money's worth Friday night. Admission charge will be 50 cents for adults and 25 cents for children. Don't miss it.
    Mr. and Mrs. Patterson were out from Medford Sunday afternoon and were in attendance at the vesper service. The Pattersons will give an illustrated lecture here some time in February, the date to be announced later. Mr. Patterson is well known as one of the best color artists on the coast, and his official scenic views cannot be duplicated. Mr. Patterson has purchased new equipment of the very highest type and will present a program at Eagle Point vastly different than any presented before.
    Eagle Point has been well represented at the Tabernacle meetings at Medford, and those that haven't been going there report their progress by radio. It is a fine thing to be able to enjoy the music and inspiration of these meeting by the radio when unable to attend at that distance.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 27, 1928, page B8


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    There will be an all-day meeting at the schoolhouse Sunday, January 29th. Rev. D. D. Randall of Medford and Rev. Johnston of California will preach. Everyone is welcome. Come and bring your dinner and spend the day. There will be a social time at noon. Sunday school in the forenoon. There will be preaching each night this week. Plan to attend each meeting.
    Three prayer meetings were held this week. Tuesday afternoon at Mrs. J. L. Robertson's, Thursday afternoon at H. Watkins', and Friday afternoon at Mrs. Brous'.
    Henry Pullen and wife of Los Angeles visited with his brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Pullen, the first of the week.
    Mrs. Lewis Robertson visited with Mrs. Knadler one day this week.
    Mrs. Davis, the primary teacher, spent the weekend with Mrs. Engberg.
    Mrs. Miller, the grade teacher, is teaching the girls to sew. They have a sewing machine and will have a little later to pay for it.
    The county health doctor expects to come to the schoolhouse Monday and give the pupils the antitoxin treatment as a preventive of diphtheria. There have been no new cases of the disease that we have heard of. It seems to have subsided.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 27, 1928, page B8


EAGLE POINT
    EAGLE POINT, Jan. 27.--J. I. Grove recently returned for a visit with his family after spending several months in California. He expects to return soon and continue his work in the orchards there.
    Mrs. Wm. Hurst was called to California by the serious illness of her son, Glen. We hope Glen will soon be on the mend.
    The garage and service station built by George Holmes some years ago has been leased by E. C. Stoner and Harold Van Scoy, who will conduct a first-class place. Mr. Holmes has built up a lucrative trucking business, which takes most of his time, and he will continue to operate his trucks and give all his attention to that business in the future. Mr. Stoner comes to Eagle Point with an enviable reputation as an electrician and expert mechanic, having had many years of experience in Santa Barbara, California. Mrs. Stoner was formerly Hazel Brown, and her many friends in this locality will be heartily pleased to know that she will be located here again. The Stoners are in Santa Barbara now packing their personal effects for removal to Eagle Point. Mr. Van Scoy is well known here, having been reared here, but the last several years he has been working with Guerin Bros. in San Francisco. Harold has developed into a first-class mechanic, and the new firm will be well fitted to give the public first-class service in every line. They expect to be ready to take over the business the first of February, at which time their formal announcement will take place. We are pleased to note that, while this change brings an addition to our town of outside people, Mr. Holmes will continue to reside here and operate his business as before.
    Prospect basketball teams will play our boys and girls here Saturday night. Let's all turn out to this game.
Medford Mail Tribune, January 28, 1928, page 3


EAGLE POINT
    EAGLE POINT, Feb. 1.--Our basketball teams divided honors with Prospect Saturday night. The Prospect girls proved too much for our team, winning by the score of 47 to 25. Prospect has an exceptionally good team, and they worked like clockwork Saturday night.
    The boys' team, however, started of with a jump to win with a score of 20 to 9. Prospect was unable to find the hoop at all for the first quarter and the game was never in doubt. Frank Pettegrew and Ben Bellows were high point men with 11 and 7 points, respectively, to their credit. Stowell, who is new here, replaced Miller in the last few minutes of play and looks good in action. We expect him to develop into a very dependable player before the season is over.
    The lineup for our girls' team was: Lota Henshaw and Mary Hannaford, forwards; Kathryn Philbrook, Isolee Brown, centers; Ernestine Dahack and Freda Chambers, guards. Teen Dahack was put out for fouling and was replaced by Sybil Caster.
    The boys lined up with Frank Pettegrew and Ben Bellows, forwards; Bill Miller, center; Alfred Hankens and Ray Farnsworth, guards. Substitute Stowell.
    The Grange minstrel show was very well received, as presented Friday night, and the receipts were nearly $80, which was very gratifying to the committee in charge. The show was put on in record-breaking time and went over smoothly. Mr. Spencer deserves credit for his untiring efforts in putting this on in the time limit allotted for the show, and he had the loyal support of everyone in the cast.
    The committee is working on a play that will be given the first week in March, which will be a high-class entertainment.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 2, 1928, page B4


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    The upper grades of the Reese Creek school have organized a sewing club with 16 members, 14 girls and two boys. The officers are as follows: President, Beulah Waddell; vice president, Mildred Bellows; secretary, Etta Naples; treasurer, Mary Clarno; social leader, Carmelita Dennis. The club has purchased a sewing machine. They will give a Washington program and box social Friday evening, February 24, at 8 p.m. at the schoolhouse.
    Girl Scout work has also been taken up by the upper grades, every girl in the room belonging. The girls are very much enthused and interested in the work.
    The boys have joined the lone scout and will begin their work next week.
    Arnold Unger and Beulah Waddell took the mid-year eighth grade exams, and both passed.
    The P.T.A. will meet the third Friday of this month, February 17. This will be an important meeting and everyone is urged to be present. There are 20 pupils enrolled in the upper grade room and 25 in the primary room.
    The doctor was out Monday and gave several of the children the antitoxin treatment as a preventative of diphtheria. Several of the mothers brought their smaller children for the treatment also.
    Mr. Miller of Ashland was out Tuesday evening for a visit with Mrs. Miller.
    Mr. and Mrs. B. Clarno visited at Mr. Crandall's Saturday night. Mrs. Clarno attended the all-day meeting Sunday. The Merritt family of Central Point also attended the services Sunday.
    There was 59 at Sunday school that morning. Rev. Randall taught the adult class and Rev. Johnston preached two wonderful sermons. Just after Sunday school he spoke on the natural man, the carnal man and the spiritual man. The natural man is the one who is living in sin, without Christ, and without God in this world for the next; the carnal man is living on a very low plane of salvation. It is the privilege of all to live on that higher plane. Jesus is God, manifest in the flesh. He says "Ye must be born again." It is very important that we know which place we are in. One has no hope in the future if we are not born again. It is one thing to have the Holy Spirit and another thing for the Holy Spirit to have you.
    After the social hour, and everyone had all they wanted to eat, there was a song service, and Rev. Johnston preached on "Our Privileges in Christ," in Romans 5:1-5. Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God, through our Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom also we have access to faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also, knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope; and hope maketh not ashamed, because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost, which is given unto us."
    Monday night he spoke to the lukewarm person, the holy eye of God looks down and sees what is in our hearts at all times. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him and will sup with him and he with me." Rev. 3:20. You will never see inside the pearly gates unless you let him in. It is hard to open the door, the hinges are getting rusty; briars have grown around the door, but He leaves it to our choice. He will not compel us to let Him in.
    There will be preaching and a song service each night this week and also next week. There will also be an all-day service both Sundays, February 5 and the 12th. There will be no service on Sunday nights, after the all-day service. Everybody come.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 3, 1928, page B2


EAGLE POINT
    EAGLE POINT, Feb. 3.--Mrs. Seare died in a Medford hospital Wednesday of pneumonia. She had been ill about two weeks. She was an old resident of Eagle Point district and had a host of friends to mourn her death.
    A. F. Matlock and family are disposing of their personal property preparatory to leaving for the south the latter part of the week. Mr. Matlock has accepted a position on a big construction job and will report next week.
    The Grange will hold a Valentine party the 14th which will be open to everybody. A small charge will be made at the door and a program of a varied nature is being prepared.
    February 18 is the date set for the Patterson pictures to be given in the new Grange hall. Further announcements will be made.
    Mr. and Mrs. Stoner returned Monday from Santa Barbara. They made the trip in less than two days, driving from Santa Barbara to Redding the first day.
    There will be a hot contest on Friday night when Sams Valley plays our high school on our floor. This game will be evenly matched and well worth watching. Jacksonville plays here Saturday night of this week. Give the boys your encouragement by attending these games.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 4, 1928, page 3


EAGLE PT. P.T.A. MEETS FRIDAY
    EAGLE POINT, Feb. 6.--In the Sams Valley-Eagle Point basketball games played at Eagle Point last Friday the Eagle Point girls were victorious with a score of 30 to 36, while the boys lost to their opponents 24 to 15.
    Jacksonville was defeated by the boys' basketball team of Eagle Point Saturday night with a score of 23 to 12.
    The regular Parent-Teachers' Association meeting will be held at three o'clock next Friday afternoon. A special program in honor of Founder's Day is being planned by Mrs. Bonham, seventh and eighth grade teacher, and among other things of interest the program committee has arranged for the making and serving of a large "birthday" cake to celebrate the occasion.
    The last of a group of diphtheria toxin-antitoxin clinics was held at Eagle Point school on February 6 by County Health Officer Dr. Inskeep and County Health Nurse Miss Glover. Practically all the school children who had not already been immunized took the treatment, and many mothers brought their children below school age to the clinic. The only diphtheria case that has appeared is reported doing well.
    The annual evening entertainment of the Eagle Point Parent-Teachers' Association, which will come on March 9 this year, is being outlined on an entirely new basis for fun-making and money-making. It will probably be known as the P.T.A. High Jinx, and in addition to carnival characteristics will have several features all its own.
    The Gold Hill-Eagle Point basketball games for both boys' and girls' teams will be played at Gold Hill next Friday evening.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 7, 1928, page 4


EAGLE POINT
    EAGLE POINT, Feb. 8.--The high school basketball team won a hotly contested game from the Jacksonville team Saturday night. Jacksonville got off to a good start with a lead of five points to nothing in the first five minutes of play. Eagle Point then picked up and Pettegrew shot three baskets in quick succession. Bellows then followed his teammate with three more before Jacksonville tallied again. Our two forwards played a brilliant game throughout. Bellows was high man with thirteen points in the game and Pettegrew annexed eight. Hankens converted two fouls to add to the total. Our lineup for this game was slightly different than former games:
    Forwards, Bellows and Pettegrew; center, Miller; guards, Hankens and Radcliff; Stowell, substitute. Weidman and Farnsworth were out in suit but did not see action in this game. This team will develop rapidly now, each game seeing a marked difference in their performance. Much credit is due the second team for getting out to practice. The success of a team is largely due to the school spirit back of them and the manner in which the second-string men turn out to practice and scrimmage.
    The Civic Club will meet with Mrs. Royal Brown Thursday of this week at the usual time.
    Dr. and Mrs. Morgan were among the Eagle Pointers in attendance at the Reese Creek services last Sunday. Very interesting evangelistic services are being conducted by Reverend Johnston and Reverend Randall.
    Dr. Morgan is preaching a series of sermons on the lives of our former presidents. Next Sunday will be especially devoted to Abraham Lincoln and the Sunday following on the life of Washington. A very cordial invitation is extended to the community at large to attend these services.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 9, 1928, page B2


BERRIAN TO TAKE CHARGE IDAHO FISH HATCHERY
    William T. Berrian, 22 years old, son of the late James W. Berrian, who was a widely known fish cultural authority and superintendent of the Butte Falls fish hatchery for years until his death, left last Wednesday with his wife for Tallac on Lake Tahoe, Cal., to assume charge of a hatchery at that point for the California State Fish and Game Commission.
    William Berrian is generally deemed to be capable and deserving of this important position, which he recently accepted, as like his father, he is entirely wrapped up in all details relating to the propagation of fish. After his father's death he served for a year and a half as superintendent of the Butte Falls hatchery. He is exceptionally well versed in all matters pertaining to fish and their care, having absorbed that knowledge under the able tutelage of his father since mere boyhood, until his father's death.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 10, 1928, page 6


EAGLE POINT
    EAGLE POINT, Feb. 10.--Thursday evening was the occasion for a surprise party for Mrs. M. L. Pruett. Some of the ladies learned of her birthday, noised it around and a large gathering of her friends dropped in, giving her a complete surprise. The evening was very profitably spent in visiting and listening to the music furnished by Mrs. Pruett's player piano, after which the lunch was prepared, which proved very popular with all. The uninvited guests departed, wishing Mrs. Pruett many, many returns of the day.
    Saturday evening, February 18, was the date set for Mr. Patterson's illustrated lecture on Crater Lake. These slides are all hand-colored, with as much care as any individual picture could be. Although Mr. Patterson has given several lectures here in the past, the pictures and the equipment he will use for this picture will be entirely new. Mr. Patterson has recently spent more than $1000 to bring his equipment up to date in every way. Some musical numbers will be given in connection with this program, and a very interesting and enjoyable evening will be assured all who attend. Remember the time and place. Saturday, February 18, at the Grange Hall.
    John Nichols has been taken to the sanitarium at Jacksonville for treatment and Hattie Howlett is also at the sanitarium at present. Quite a large number of our people have been benefited by these treatments.
    Mrs. Wm. Hurst returned this week from California, where she has spent several weeks with Glen, who has been quite ill. He is improving rapidly now.
    Mrs. Cingcade returned from Oakland this week where she has been visiting with her daughter this winter.
    George Holmes is building two cottages for rent on his property near the swinging bridge. He will build two houses with double garage between, which will make an attractive rental property. Geo. and Lyle Varlton [sic] are doing the work.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 11, 1928, page 2


WINKLE HELD ON FORGERY CHARGE
    Jack Winkle of Eagle Point is being held by authorities, following his arrest last night on a check forgery charge, being accused of having passed a check on C. F. Monnick by using the signature of V. M. Mathews. Faber's Cash Store at Central Point is also said to have received a similar check.
    The case against Winkle rests upon the fact whether or not he can be identified by Monnick or store employees as the man who cashed the worthless paper.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 17, 1928, page 7


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    EAGLE POINT, Feb. 17.--One of the finest entertainments of the season will be given Saturday evening at the new Grange hall when Frank Patterson, the well-known artist of Medford, presents an illustrated lecture. The Pattersons will use our own famous Crater Lake for the basis of their lecture and pictures, and this program will please everyone in attendance.
    One of the strongest parts of this entertainment will be the illustrated musical number rendered by Mrs. Patterson. Mrs. Patterson has a most pleasing voice, and the pictures which are especially made for the musical number will be most impressive.
    Merton Ferebee, of Eugene, will render a vocal solo, and a mixed quartet of local talent will present two numbers to complete this program.
    The admission charge is easily within reach of all, being 35 cents for adults and 15 cents for children. You will be disappointed if you do not witness this entertainment Saturday evening.
    The girls' basketball team turned in another victory for Eagle Point last Friday, winning from Gold Hill by a score of 29 to 36. The boys did not fare so well, however, losing a rather close game in the last few minutes of play by a score of 26 to 35. Our boys were somewhat crippled for this game and were unable to hold their early pace and usual good form.
    The boys' team played the Medford junior high at the preliminary game for the Medford-Roseburg game Saturday night. Our boys lost but the score is not available; possibly the boys are ashamed of it.
    The primary department of the Presbyterian Sunday school were very highly entertained by their teachers Tuesday afternoon at Mrs. Morgan's. The nature of the entertainment took the form of a Valentine party which was enjoyed to the full. The primary department is the livest department in the Sunday school, and they are the most loyal in attendance as well.
    Merritt Brown had a very close call last Friday in carrying the mail in the Trail district. In getting out of a rut the car came out with such force that he lost momentary control and the car rolled over the embankment. Although he turned completely over twice Mr. Brown was unhurt but the car was badly damaged. We feel that it was very fortunate indeed that such an accident could occur without injury to the driver.
    Mrs. W. H. Brown attended the meeting of the board for the Southern Oregon Federation of Clubs at the Medford Hotel this week.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 17, 1928, page B4


SHADY COVE
    Mrs. Violet Todd was a visitor in Butte Falls last week.
    A fine baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Miller, Feb. 8th. Mother and child both doing well.
    Glen Fabrick has been having quite a lot of wood cut on his ranch this winter, thereby giving several of the neighbors employment.
    Ed Fisher has bought 80 acres of land from his brother, George, and is building a house on it and is going to rent it to Dave Able, who is now living in one of Jessie Miller's houses.
    Mrs. Willis Morgan went to Central Point last week to help care for her mother, who is very ill. She stayed several days.
    Mrs. Peck has been suffering with asthma, but since going to a doctor in Medford is a lot better.
    Ruben Johnson has been visiting his brother Frank for a while as his nephew and family, Alvin Conover, who live on his place, have had some sickness.
    The recent epidemic of diphtheria has subsided and all the people that had it are out of danger and getting along all right.
    Sam Geary and family are visiting at Mrs. Geary's father's, Jeff Conover's.
    Mrs. M. E. Laden has been quite sick, but is now some better.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 17, 1928, page B5


A. J. WEEKS OF EARLY DAY FRUIT FAME IS CALLED
    Arthur J. Weeks, who passed away very suddenly at his ranch home above Trail early Friday morning, a notice of which appeared in yesterday's issue of this paper, was a pioneer fruit grower of Southern Oregon. It was in the summer of 1882 that Arthur Weeks was advised by the late I. R. Moore, then of Portland and commissioner for the Oregon & California Railroad, to go to the Rogue River Valley and plant a large commercial orchard.
    There was no railroad south of Roseburg or north of Redding, but that span was covered by six-horse stages, changing horses every 15 miles. It was in this year that the codling moth had destroyed the fruit in the Willamette Valley, but the few family orchards bearing in Rogue River Valley were free from pests.
    Mr. Weeks secured letters of introduction to C. C. Beekman, T. Reames and D. L. [omission] P. Britt of Jacksonville, all of whom recommended the fruit industry in highest terms. Mr. Weeks left but returned the following summer and purchased large acreage south of the proposed site of Medford, and that fall the orchard work that has made Southern Oregon famous started. Over 15,000 trees were hauled from the town of Riddle by teams. For years afterward Mr. Weeks bought and sold orchard land, but the first venture above mentioned was on what is now known as the Bear Creek orchards.
    Arthur Weeks was born at Paris, Ontario, Canada, Aug. 15, 1853. It was after he had settled in Jackson County that he was married to Anna B. Stewart, to which union were born two daughters and one son, Florence E. Weeks and Mrs. S. L. Jory of Berkeley, Calif., where Mr. and Mrs. Weeks had also resided and where a large portion of his property is still located. Stewart Weeks, the son, resides on the ranch above Trail. His wife also survives. He also leaves three sisters and two brothers, Mrs. H. P. Hargrave of Berkeley, Mrs. W. H. McGowan, Gertrude Weeks, Alfred and Fred Weeks of Medford.
    Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. W. H. Eaton at the Conger chapel at 2:30 Sunday. Entombment will be made in the Medford Memorial Mausoleum.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 18, 1928, page 2


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    Last Sunday there was quite a crowd at the all-day meeting. The Sunday school lesson was quite interesting and profitable, on pictures of the "Kingdom of Heaven." "The Kingdom of Heaven is within you." Luke 17-21. After the Sunday school Rev. Johnston preached a very heart-searching sermon on Preparedness. It is necessary to be prepared for any kind of a vocation on this earth, and of how much greater importance is it necessary that we be ready when He comes again. The five foolish virgins took their lamps but had no oil for their lamps. The wise took oil and went in to the marriage. God calls the others foolish because they were not prepared for the coming of the Lord. God says to take heed, and to watch lest the pleasures and cares of this world would keep us from being ready when He calls. The Devil will keep people out of heaven if he can.
    In the afternoon he preached on the spirit and flesh being in enmity, one with the other.
    There were fifty-seven for Sunday school; others came for the afternoon service. It was expected that Sunday would be the last service, but the way the Lord was working it was thought best to have services most of this week.
    Monday night, Rev. Johnston read Luke 14-16-24, the invitation to the marriage supper of the Lamb. What it cost God to send out this invitation. God had the plan of salvation finished before the foundation of the world. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3-16. God is a holy God. He could not look on His Son while on the cross, because our sins were on Him. There is forgiveness for the sinner, if he but comes.
    Tuesday the crowd was so great the double doors had to be opened and use both rooms. He says, "Some people think that Jesus came as an example to show men how to live, but Jesus says, 'Ye must be born again.'" There is no other way but by the blood. Jesus died for our sins; if you are not born again you will be shut out of heaven. There have been several saved.
    Wednesday night there was no meeting. Thursday night Rev. Stille will preach, and Rev. Johnston will preach again Friday and Saturday nights, which will be his last service here. Every Thursday evening there will be prayer meeting at the school house. Everyone is invited to come. The first meeting will be Feb. 23.
    The pupils of the higher grades with their teacher, Mrs. Miller, are preparing a Washington program, also a box supper at the schoolhouse, Friday night, Feb. 24th. They expect a big crowd.
    Mr. and Mrs. Engberg visited in Ashland last Sunday.
    Mrs. Courtney is not very well.
    Several people in this community were doing business in Medford the first of the week.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 17, 1928, page B6


POST OFFICE AGAIN ROBBED AT EAGLE POINT; NO CLUES
    For the second time in two months, the Eagle Point post office was robbed last night and suffered the loss of $65 worth of stamps, a money order book and $5 in cash. The situation was thoroughly investigated this morning by Sheriff Ralph Jennings, who reported this afternoon that no clues were left behind.
    Entrance was made by jimmying a side door with an ax, and the interior of the office was ransacked, with no drawers left unopened and other containers left without being rummaged. The second visit to the office, in the belief of officers, was largely inspired by the fact that the burglars must have known the office safe had been blown in the previous as yet unsolved robbery and that it had not been repaired, forcing the post office staff to place the stamps and money order books and cash in the best protected spots in the office.
    The money order book included numbers 39801 to 40000 and had never been used, and the stamps ranged from the twenty-cent to five-cent denominations.
    Local business men were warned by Postmaster W. J. Warner at the Kiwanis Farmers Day luncheon at Hotel Medford this noon against cashing any of the 200 money orders stolen from the Eagle Point post office last night. The local postmaster extended advance words of sympathy to anyone who cashed one of the money orders, ending his warning by the words, "It will be just too bad for you if you do--because you'll never see your cash again."
    The numbers on the money orders included in one book range from 39,801 to 40,000, and the orders bear the Eagle Point post office. In case one of the orders should be passed in a local place of business, the business man was urged by the postmaster to get in touch immediately with his office or the office of Sheriff Ralph Jennings.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 20, 1928, page 8


EAGLE PT. GRANGE
    Eagle Point Grange has had some very interesting meetings lately, and still more to come.
    The last two dances given by the ways and means committee were very well attended, and not only did those attending enjoy themselves to the utmost, but the receipts gave the building fund a substantial boost.
    The minstrel show (of local talent) was a great success and gave everybody a good laugh. It was clean and fine, as are all grange affairs. They played to a full house.
    The drama department of the ways and means committee is preparing another play to be put on in the near future. This promises to be something high class and of unusual merit.
    The valentine party given on St. Valentine's night was attended by a good crowd and all report a splendid time.
    Saturday night, February 18th, the Patterson pictures, of national reputation, were put on to a very appreciative audience. These pictures, which are taken in the national parks and other scenic places of the West and hand-colored until they are a marvel of beauty, are truly awe-inspiring. Mr. Patterson is a government photographer and an artist of unusual ability. These pictures are worth many time the admission price and remain in one's mental picture gallery indefinitely.
    Next Tuesday night, February 21, there will be staged a pageant of United States history, presenting scenes from Queen Isabella's court with Columbus interceding for help to finance his exploration project, down to the present time. This will, without doubt, be of great interest. This being lecture night, there will be no admission. Everybody is welcome. After the pageant the ways and means committee will have charge of a fair, where everything imaginable will be offered for sale, or auctioned, from fine homemade candies and cake and coffee to all kinds of farm and garden produce. There will be a fish pond, a fancy linen booth and a fortune teller who will tell your fortunes as truthfully as a fortune teller possibly can. Lots of fun, excitement and eats. If there are any grangers who have not been solicited for this fair, be sure to bring something to donate to this fair, farm produce, vegetables, poultry, rabbits, cakes, pies, aprons or other household linen. Many farmers are donating sacks of grain, etc. Be sure to bring something for the fish pond.
    The big dance of the season will be given on February 29th. This will be a leap-year dance, and a great time is expected to be had by those who attend.
    At the regular grange meeting there were some splendid reports handed in by the different standing committees. The grange is planning to study the question of marketing quite thoroughly this coming year. The agricultural committee has a good program outlined for the coming year, and of course it is not expected that the ways and means committee or the home economics committee will have a chance to loaf on the job until our Grange hall is finished and paid for. Everybody is working hard to accomplish this.
    During the lecture hour, Luther Day gave a very good talk on "Rural Leadership." The subject was well handled and gave one many new thoughts on the subject. The time is soon coming when there will be strong agricultural leaders working for the farmer and his interest. These leaders must come from t
he Grange, as it is the only agricultural organization of an educational nature. The Grange has already accomplished many noteworthy achievements, and the future is full of opportunity for still greater achievements.
    Mrs. Luella Kline gave a splendid recitation and Mr. Sidney Barker a piano solo which was much enjoyed.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 21, 1928, page 6


EAGLE PT. CHURCH VESPER SERVICES
    Next Sunday the Eagle Point Presbyterian choir will give their second vesper service. This service was deeply appreciated last month, and they will give one service each month if possible. Next Sunday the program will be somewhat different in that the first part will consist of four choir numbers by the very best composers and the last part will be devoted to what is known as the Negro spirituals. This music should be better known to all Americans, as it is typically American and represents the very deep response of the Negro's emotion in song. They are not intended to be funny and will be sung just as nearly as possible as the Southern Negro would sing it. Dr. Morgan will give a short talk on the Negro spiritual at this time.
    This will be at the usual hour of 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon.
    The program will be as follows:
Praise Ye the Father . . . Gounod--The choir.
Lead Kindly Light . . . Dudley Buck--The choir.
Rock of Ages . . . Dudley Buck--Soprano solo and choir.
The Good Shepherd . . . Barri-bass solo and choir.
    For the second part the choir will render:
    O, Mary, Don't You Weep.
    Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen.
    Swing Low Sweet Chariot.
    Deep River.
    Steal Away.
   "Heaven, Heaven, I's Gwine to Shout All Over God's Heaven."
Medford Mail Tribune, February 22, 1928, page 3


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    EAGLE POINT, Feb. 21.--The illustrated lecture and entertainment given by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Patterson of Medford Saturday evening was by far the finest program of its type shown in this district. The Pattersons now have the very best of equipment capable of giving very rare conceptions of sunsets and other similar scenes where one picture blends into the next. One of the attractions of the evening was the vocal solo "The Holy City," sung by Mrs. Patterson while the pictures were being shown illustrating the words of the song. Mr. Patterson explained that the pictures for this number were taken continuously for more than an hour of a complete sunset from start to finish. This group of pictures are simply marvelous to behold. Southern Oregon never has witnessed anything of this nature that even approached the Patterson pictures in artistic beauty.
    Mr. 
Ferebee of Eugene sang a very beautiful solo which was very much appreciated by the audience.
    It is possible that the Pattersons can be secured for a return engagement with a different group of pictures in the near future. We think we can ensure them a packed house for the next showing in Eagle Point, after the enthusiasm expressed Saturday night.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Campbell started early Sunday morning on a motor trip which will take them to Seattle and their old home at Ferndale, Wash., returning to Portland for the state chamber of commerce meeting on February 27th. Mr. Campbell is very much interested in the development of the Eagle Point Irrigation District and has been working with the state chamber of commerce on land settlement work for more than a year. For the number of letters sent out and interviews given, Mr. Campbell should see some results in the district during this season. It takes time to receive direct results from publicity; we can't expect it to follow at once, but the Eagle Point district has been advertised far and wide for the last two years and we are sure to see some new people settle here soon.
    Our Eagle Point post office was robbed again Sunday night. This is the second robbery within a few weeks' time. Mr. Clements is getting rather desperate, which is not to be wondered at. As near as we can learn, there are no clues to work on this time. The door was apparently pried open with an ax.
    Mrs. O. T. Morgan enjoyed a splendid afternoon's visit with Mrs. Littlefield, Mrs. Webster, Mrs. Shepherd and Mrs. Young, all of them former neighbors and friends of the Morgans at Phoenix. Mr. and Mrs. Young and Mr. and Mrs. Shepherd visited the Presbyterian church Sunday and Mr. Young entertained the congregation with a beautiful piano solo.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 22, 1928, page 6


SHADY COVE
    SHADY COVE, Feb. 23.--A number of the neighbors gathered at W. R. Zimmerlee's one night last week to celebrate his birthday. All report a nice time.
    Mr. Sutherland, who had one of his eyes injured last week while cutting wood, is getting along all right. It was feared at first he might lose the eye.
    Mrs. Ripley is reported quite ill.
    Mr. Blaylock, who lives on the old Richardson ranch, is very low and has had to have watchers sitting up with him.
    Jack Zimmerlee has been quite ill with gastritis, but is some better.
    Mrs. Jessie Miller is still confined to her bed and her mother, Mrs. Bristow, who was caring for her, was called home last week to care for another daughter who is ill.
    Mrs. Bertha Ewan, daughter of Jack Zimmerlee, is visiting at his home for a few weeks. Her daughter Pauline is with her.
    The cheery chirp of the robins and the doleful caw of the crow tell us that spring is here. Many spring flowers have been found on the hillsides.   
Medford Mail Tribune, February 24, 1928, page B1


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    EAGLE POINT, Feb. 24.--Mrs. J. H. Smith and Mrs. W. H. Brown were hostesses to the Civic Club at Mrs. Brown's Thursday afternoon. There were 26 ladies present and a very enjoyable meeting was reported. Miss Chamberlain and Miss Palmer of Ashland were guests of the club for this meeting and Miss Chamberlain, who is the president of the Southern Oregon district of federated clubs, gave a mighty fine talk on club work in general.
    The high school girls' team was victorious in a hard-fought game of basketball with Talent Thursday evening, winning by the score of 32 to 17. Lota Henshaw and Mary Hannaford were easily the stars of the game, playing a very fine brand of ball throughout the encounter.
    The boys will complete the season with the Medford tournament, being played this weekend. One remarkable feature of this tournament will be the closeness of each match from the start. All of these games will be very interesting to watch. Eagle Point and Prospect clash in the first game, having each won a game on the other's floor.
    Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins returned to Eagle Point Tuesday for a visit with Mrs. Hopkins' daughter and family, Mrs. Bonham.
    The Presbyterian Sunday school found it necessary to again expand the equipment for the primary department. They have six more little chairs and another table and other things to correspond. The growth of this department is very encouraging, and the officers of the Sunday school will add equipment as long as the growth continues, to supply everyone present.
    Eleanor Throckmorton entertained a number of her friends with a birthday party Wednesday, her birthday coming on Washington's Birthday.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 25, 1928, page 3


TRAIL BABY WELL, SWALLOWS STAPLE
    The 14-month-old baby of Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Train of the Trail district swallowed an inch-long fence staple one day last week, and after 62 hours of anxiety on the part of its parents is now back to normalcy. The infant experienced no pain or ill effects from this mishap.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 26, 1928, page 1


PORTLAND JURIST HEARS SHADY COVE DAMAGE ACTION
    With Circuit Judge Louis P. Hewitt of Portland on the bench, circuit court opened here this forenoon for the trial of damage suit of Jessie Miller of Shady Cove against the state highway commission and John Hampshire, Portland road construction contractor, for the sum of $20,950, which the plaintiff claims is due him as the result of the removal of approximately 7000 yards of gravel from his property.
    Miller claims that the removal of the gravel completely ruined an auto camp site and was done without his permission. In the opening argument presented to the jury by attorney George Codding, the plaintiff alleges that the gravel, which was crushed into road building material for use on the Crater Lake Highway nearby, was removed though he had repeatedly refused permission, even after the work had begun.
    The plaintiff claims further that he was bulldozed by the crew removing the gravel and that over 40 shade trees, which he had planned to use in connection with the camp ground, were all destroyed. Miller is asking damages of $1000 for the destruction of the trees and the remainder for the damage of his property which adjoins the first bridge over the Rogue River on the Crater Lake Highway north of Medford. The gravel removal caused a large hole a number of feet deep.
    The defense, however, claims that negotiations had been completed by the state highway commission with Miller, who was to receive $350 for the leasing of the plot of land to the commission for five years. A sum of $75 more was agreed upon later for additional ground found necessary for gravel removal. The defense claims further that a rough agreement was drawn up and that the real agreement, giving the highway commission and John Hampshire legal right to remove the gravel, was never signed by Miller, though it had been referred to him as soon as possible.
    The rock crusher was constructed on Miller's property during the interim of the drawing up of the rough agreement and the referring of the complete agreement to the plaintiff. The defendants claim this was done in the belief that the original agreement was still holding true. The defense also states that there is now a settlement pending whereby Miller is to be paid for the value of the gravel removed.
    The case was expected to be given to the jury late this afternoon. The first witness on the stand was H. D. Powell, local civil engineer, who gave technical testimony, based on a map of Miller's property, which was homesteaded last year. The plaintiff had eight witnesses and the defense four.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 27, 1928, page 3


GEO. MANSFIELD OPENS LAW OFFICE IN ADA, OKLA.
    "The law firm of Mansfield, Sizer & Gardner has been recently organized and has opened offices in Ada, Okla., at 226½ East Main. George Mansfield, who heads the firm, is well known to Oklahoma people. At one time he was attorney for the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations, and was instrumental in negotiating and drafting the agreements under which allotment of their lands was made. He also argued orally in the Supreme Court of the United States and won several cases for these tribes, involving vast sums of money and constitutional questions.
    "F. P. Sizer and H. A. Gardner of the firm of Sizer and Gardner of Monnet, Mo., are widely noted and highly successful attorneys. They enjoy a large and lucrative practice in damage cases against railways and other corporation, drawing business from several states. The new firm will specialize in Indian business, involving the violation of their treaty rights, and a general settlement of their affairs.
    "Mr. E. W. Kemp, an able young attorney from St. Louis, Mo., is also associated with the firm"--Ada (Oklahoma) News.
    George A. Mansfield located on the Rogue near Trail years ago, built a nice home and developed a splendid ranch, where the family still resides.
    Mr. Mansfield was active in the political, social and fish activities of Oregon and especially Jackson County, for many years; was head of the farmers' cooperative movement in Oregon for some time and was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for United States Senator.
    Mr. Mansfield expects to spend the summer months on his ranch near Medford. He returned home from Oklahoma in very poor health a year ago, but had recovered sufficiently to depart for Oklahoma a month or two ago.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 28, 1928, page 3


JURY IN DAMAGE SUIT VISIT SHADY COVE AUTO CAMP
    The $20,000 damage action of Jessie Miller against the state highway commission and John Hampshire, Portland contractor, the trial of which began yesterday in circuit court, is expected to be given to the jury later this afternoon. The case is being hotly contested by both sides and this forenoon the jury was taken to Miller's Shady Cove river property, which he claims was damaged by rock crushing operations carried on last summer by Hampshire to obtain road building material for use on the Crater Lake Highway.
    The property, which Miller claims would have been ideal for an auto camp, is located along the Rogue River near the first bridge on the Crater Lake Highway north of Medford. The rock-quarrying operations caused a large hole over ten to fifteen feet deep and destroyed from 40 to 50 shade trees, according to testimony brought out by the plaintiff.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 28, 1928, page 3


SHADY NOOK AUTO CAMP SUIT GOES TO JURORS TODAY
    Though the trial was expected to have been completed yesterday afternoon, the $20,000 damage action of Jessie Miller against the state highway commission and John Hampshire, Portland contractor, was expected today to be given to the jury. The counsel for the plaintiff closed its arguments this forenoon and arguments by the defense began shortly before noon. Circuit Judge Hewitt planned to instruct the jury this afternoon.
    The case is being hotly contested and began last Monday. It involves damages claimed by Miller for rock crushing and quarrying operations on his property near the first Rogue River bridge on the Crater Lake Highway this side of Trail. Miller claims that the Hampshire road construction company trespassed on his land and through their gravel removing operations ruined an ideal auto camp site by digging a deep, wide hole on the land and by tearing up over 40 trees.
    The next case to be taken up in court is that of the state of Oregon against Donald Jackson and Robert White, who are charged with the holdup and robbery of the Diamond Café last December. The pair were arrested near Wolf Creek shortly after the robbery took place and are from Southern California.
Medford Mail Tribune, February 29, 1928, page 3


SHADY COVE AUTO CAMP LOSES IN DAMAGE ACTION
    A jury in the trial of Robert White and Donald Jackson, charged with the robbery of the Diamond Café on Sixth Street last fall, this afternoon returned a verdict of guilty. The court set Saturday as the time for sentencing.
   At the end of deliberations extending over two hours, the jury in the $20,000 damage action of Jessie Miller against John Hampshire and the state highway commission last evening at 7:30 returned a verdict in favor of the defense. The case was hotly contested, and court room spectators were divided in their opinion as to the outcome of the case. The state opened it case today against Donald Jackson and Robert White, who are charged with the robbery and holdup of the Diamond Café.
    The case was expected to be closed this afternoon, and the defense opened its argument shortly after 1 o'clock, with attorney C. W. Trill appointed by the court to defend the pair, who are accused of holding up the Diamond Café December 26. Mrs. Fujimoto, wife of Charles Fujimoto, the proprietor, was on the stand this forenoon and required the services of R. Maru as an interpreter in order that her testimony could be understood by the jury. Fujimoto took the stand, following the close of his wife's testimony, and told how the two alleged holdup men entered his establishment and locked him and his wife into a small closet, after which they emptied the cash register of approximately $180.
    The pair were caught two hours later near Wolf Creek by State Traffic Officer G. D. Hayes and John Dougall, and they also testified today in behalf of the state. A billfold and two leather money bags, which were found in the possession of Jackson and White, were the important exhibits offered by the state.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 1, 1928, page 3


SHADY COVE
    Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Miller were in Medford Monday on his trial for damages against John Hampshire.
    Mrs. Jessie Miller is able to be up and around after her illness.
    Miss Edith Bristow was taken to Medford last week to be near medical help. Her mother is attending her and giving her electrical treatment.
    Ruben Johnson, who was visiting his brother, Frank Johnson, has gone back to his home at Reese Creek.
    Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Conover of Reese Creek visited Frank Johnson's Tuesday.
    David Able has his house nearly done and expects to be able to move into it in time to make garden.
    The Hoskins brothers have installed a five-tube radio and report good service, getting music from all over the United States.
    The Haskins brothers are working for Mr. Clements, putting up the new telephone line near McCloud.
    T. C. Peek has been under the weather this week with a lame back, the effects of lumbago.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 2, 1928, page B3


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    Mrs. Miller, the teacher of the upper grades, has been quite sick since the first of last week. Mary Clarno, one of the pupils, taught a few days last week. Monday and Tuesday of this week there was no school in her room. Wednesday Mrs. Miller was back to her school, though quite weak yet.
    The pupils in Mrs. Miller's room gave a Washington and Lincoln program and box supper Friday evening. The evening was stormy but there was a nice crowd. They cleared twenty-five dollars. The program was as follows: Song by school, "America," dialogue, "Scared Girls," by Mary Jack, Mildred Bellows, Mary Clarno and Carmelita Dennis; dialogue, "Lincoln and a Little Girl," Maurice Jack and Hilda Rein; dialogue, "A Supposed Journey in Washington's Day," by eight boys and girls; song, "Our Beloved Washington;" dialogue "A Little of the Life of Lincoln," Maurice Jack, Edison Crandall, Carmelita Dennis, Beulah Waddell and Freya Rein; dialogue, "Our Flag," by Carmelita Waddell, Maurice Jacks, Edison Crandall; dialogue, "Dora and her Flag," Hilda Rein, Maurice Jacks; song, "Chop It Down;" dialogue, "The Ten-Cent Dude" by Freya Rein and Maurice Jacks; dialogue, "The First Flag," by Carmelita Dennis, Beulah Waddell, Edison Crandall and Maurice Jacks; song, "The Star-Spangled Banner."
    Mrs. Tom Vestal called on Mrs. Miller Tuesday.
    Mrs. A. B. Knadler visited with Mrs. Lewis Robertson Monday.
    The farmers are plowing and planting garden and such things.
    There were 67 at Sunday school last Sunday. Mr. Stille preached after Sunday school, taking for his text Mark 10:13,14, "And they brought young children to Him, that He should touch them; and His Disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it He was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God." "Forbid them not." The juvenile courts are full of those who have not habitually attended Sunday school. We may not know we are forbidding the child to come to Jesus, but some of the ways in which the child is forbid to come. First, because of the meanness of the parents, their example; second, more indirect than direct, or by the older people's indifference; third, by the inconsistent lives; fourth, by doing or saying thoughtless things; fifth, by not making the way plain. A child is very imitative and will do what his elders do.
    There will be no Sunday school at Reese Creek next Sunday, March 4th. They have planned to go in a body to Sams Valley where there will be an all-day meeting. Rev. Johnston, who preached at Reese Creek in February, will preach at Sams Valley that day.
    There was a good crowd at the prayer meeting last week on Thursday night. Mr. Cummons was leader. He read Romans, 6th chapter, and talked on being dead to sin. Mrs. Watkins leads this week on Thursday evening. Everyone is invited to these meetings.
    Mr. and Mrs. S. Vestal, Mr. and Mrs. Jacks and family visited in Central Point last Sunday.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 3, 1928, page 3


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    The next regular monthly Parent-Teachers' Association meeting will be held next Friday afternoon at two o'clock in the old school building. At this meeting playground apparatus will be discussed, including the swings that have lately been installed.
    The P.T.A. hijinx, to which all the socially inclined of Eagle Point and vicinity have been looking forward for the past several weeks, will be held next Friday evening, March 9. People who like to go to bed early should come at eight o'clock and leave when they can tear themselves away; all others should come at eight o'clock, and stay till the last lights go out. No one, however, will be frowned upon for coming late. No charges will be made at the door, so even Scotchmen and the penniless may parade the halls and partake of the holiday spirit. All others may spend from one cent to $10 if the hot dogs hold out that long and the calico cats are not worn to ribbons. Each room will hold one or more attractions, which will be repeated, continuously or periodically. If a family has only a little to spend, big sister may take 15¢ of it to see the rollicking comedy, "Enter the Hero," which is the best of the leap year plays, showing how a man may be cornered so thoroughly that he will find it impossible to escape unattached. The maiden aunt may for only 10¢ see the possible horrors of matrimony in Bluebeard's Seven Wives (a gruesomely bloody affair, which you are warned not to attend, unless you are an individual of iron nerves or have recently partaken of some vitamin F), among several things of remarkable quality and terrifying aspect--as a matter of fact, it you are uncertain whether you have an iron nerve or not, no better test could be taken to determine it. The sentimental bachelor uncle and radio fiends are sure to want to spend five cents several times to hear all performances of the Tintinnabulation Orchestra from Detroit. All other performances are continuous, and Mother can put in hers for a chance on a quilt, Father can fill up for once on hot dogs and what he chooses at the hot dog and good eats stand; Big Brother, who is a crack shot, may spend his in the "feats of skill with valuable prizes" room, Grandma may buy an apron or some fancy work (or try the feats of skill, too, if she likes), hungry Sonny may consume much candy, and Brother may buy some for his best girl. And the whole family may make all the deep or shallow wishes it wants in the wishing well. Even Scotchmen who wish to do something for the good cause will, after being properly touched with the spirit of the evening, probably (though not certainly) give a penny to get accurately weighed and measured.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 8, 1928, page 6


PAT DAILY, GAME WARDEN, FORMER EDUCATOR, DEAD
    It is seldom that a Jackson County man dies whose demise, no matter how well he is known, causes such profound countywide regret as did the news which flew about by phone and word of mouth throughout this section when Patrick H. Daily, 55 years, 3 months and 11 days old, famed deputy game warden of this city and former well-known educator of city and county, passed away at 8:30 o'clock last evening at his home, 607 South Central Avenue.
    This general regret is due to his very wide acquaintance picked up during his 36 years of continuous residence in the county and general popularity. The news of his death was not entirely surprising here, as yesterday afternoon's Mail Tribune told that his condition was very low and that death was regarded as a matter of only a few hours. Death was caused by a weakened heart incidental to an attack of influenza.
    Although Mr. Daily was a member of several fraternal societies, his popularity and the general esteem in which he was held was due to his sterling qualities as a man and citizen, diplomacy, common sense, reliability and general likableness, which were especially shown in performing his duties as deputy state game warden, in which office he held for years an enviable reputation as an able and exceptionally efficient and reliable public officer.
    In fact, his fame in this regard was statewide, and no matter what the personnel of the state game commission, that body always recognized Pat Daily as a model deputy game warden. At times in years past he was detached from duty in this county and detailed to special work in other parts of the state where an efficient and diplomatic state deputy game warden was needed to straighten out things in those localities.
    Further testimonial to Mr. Daily's exceptional ability and diplomatic qualities is that of the many men whom he arrested in Jackson County and elsewhere in the course of years, almost all regard him as their friend who was performing a distasteful duty.
    But prior to Mr. Daily's becoming a deputy game warden he had quite an educational career in Jackson County as teacher, county school superintendent, and grade and high school principal.
    Born November 26, 1873, near Cincinnati, Iowa, Pat, as he was familiarly known, came to Medford from Kansas as a young man of 19 years of age, followed later by his parents and family, and had resided in Medford for the past 36 years. He was elected county school superintendent, serving two terms, from 1900 to 1908, and taught in Medford schools, being principal of Washington School for four years and principal of the high school for one year.
    In 1917 he was appointed game warden and had held that position up to his death. He was a member of the different Masonic bodies, Medford Lodge No. 103, A.F.&A.M., Royal Arch Mason, Knight Templar of Malta Commandery No. 4 of Ashland, and the Shrine. He was also a member of Medford Lodge No. 1168, B.P.O.E.
    He leaves his wife, Lutie Burch Daily, two daughters, Fern B. and Margerie B. of Seattle, Wash.; and one son, Oris C. Daily, Klamath Falls, Ore., and one granddaughter. He also leaves four brothers--James, Timothy, Charles and Mert L. Daily of Medford, and four sisters--Mrs. E. S. Stinson, Mrs. O. E. Stinson, and Mrs. A. B. Culy, all of Medford, and Mrs. A. J. Zimmerman of Jamestown, Kas.
    Funeral services will be held at the Perl funeral home Friday at 2:30 p.m., Rev. W. H. Eaton officiating. The remains will lie in state from 10 a.m. until 12 noon on that day. Friends desiring to call and pay their last respects to Mr. Daily may do so. Interment in Medford cemetery.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 8, 1928, page 6


EAGLE POINT HI TO PRESENT PLAY FRIDAY EVENING
    "Enter the Hero," the clever and delightful comedy by Theresa Hilburn, which the high school will present as its part of the P.T.A. hijinx which will be given at the Eagle Point high school March 9, is one of the very best of the modern one-act plays. It takes the unusual situation of a girl who, having no real love affairs, manufactures one in connection with a former friend who has gone to South America. She writes letters, sends flowers, and finally even an engagement ring to herself, supposedly from the absent lover. The whole town is thrilled over the match, and it is the chief gossip of the neighborhood. At this stage, quite unsuspecting the trap that has been laid for him, the hero, who has returned from Brazil, enters. The means which the author uses to handle the difficult affair, and the many unexpected turns the plot takes, must be seen to be appreciated. Isolee Brown plays the girl, Gwendolyn Brophy her sister, Marguerite Marshall her mother, and William Miller the pursued man. The play will be given three times during the evening so that all attending the hijinx will have an opportunity to see it.
    All people hoping to enter the shooting contest for turkeys next Thanksgiving will do well to test their ability at the P.T.A. hijinx Friday night in the feats of skill with valuable prizes. Much interest in it has been manifested by some of the best shots in Eagle Point, and several bets (not fostered by the P.T.A.) on relative marksmanship have been unofficially reported
Medford Mail Tribune, March 8, 1928, page 7


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    About 43 from the Reese Creek Sunday school attended services at Sams Valley last Sunday. Some could not attend because of sickness and other causes. They report a good meeting.
    There will be Sunday school as usual next Sunday, as also every Sunday, at Reese Creek.
    There were 27 at the Thursday night prayer meeting last week. It was a wonderful meeting; almost everyone took part. Mrs. J. L. Robertson is the leader for this week. Come out to these meetings and see what is done there, and it will do you good.
    Rev. Johnston, who preached at Reese Creek during the revival the first of February, will preach at the Reese Creek school again this coming Sunday night, March 11th. Don't forget the date and place, and come hear this man of God.
    The late rains stopped the plowing to some extent, although it is not cold.
    There seems to be an epidemic going around in the nature of a bad cold. H. Watkins and wife have neither been well. He has had a very bad cold.
    The Davidson children have been having colds.
    T. J. Pullen has not been at all well lately.
    W. Engberg is a victim of the cold epidemic also.
    Most of the children of the school have had the pinkeye the last few weeks. It is not severe as it used to be but it keeps them from school for a day or two, which otherwise they would not miss.
    Mrs. Miller is gaining her strength again. She was able to play with her pupils during the noon hour Wednesday.
    Fern Jacks came home Sunday from Grants Pass, where she has been working. She returned Monday.
    Mrs. C. E. Bellows' brother, Bert Wyant of Klamath Falls, visited them a few days.
    Mrs. Lindsay and mother went to Washington a few days ago.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 9, 1928, page B3


EAGLE POINT TO SEE JAY GORE
    On next Tuesday evening, March 13th, the Eagle Point schools will present Jay Gore and his company in their full evening's entertainment, "An Evening of Mystery." It will be presented from the stage of the new Grange hall, a fine new building with all modern appointments, of which any city might well be proud.
    The sponsors are preparing to handle a large audience, as it is a well-known attraction, and in addition to the large audience of home folks, who always lend their support to any undertaking sponsored by their schools, a number have planned to attend from Medford and other nearby points.
    The entertainment will be presented in its entirety, running from an hour and forty-five minutes to two hours. There is the versatile art offering composed of lightning cartoons, scenic work, European novelties and "rag pictures"--the musical numbers, consisting of whistling, piano solos, art numbers and numerous surprises--and forty-five minutes of magic, presented by Jay Gore and his assistant. This is the main feature number on the bill. The effects in which the livestock is used are highly entertaining to the children, and the deeper and more scientific experiments, ranging from the exposes of fraudulent mediumship to the numbers made famous by the great Houdini, leave nothing to be desired by the adult.
    The committee feel that they are presenting the outstanding entertainment feature of the season, and urge all to take advantage of this opportunity to spend a most delightful "evening of mystery."
Medford Mail Tribune, March 11, 1928, page 4


GOSPEL TEAM TO HOLD EAGLE PT. MEETING MCH. 25
      In answer to invitations received by the Business Men's Gospel Team to hold services in outlying communities, that organization will conduct a service at Eagle Point Sunday afternoon of March 25, according to a decision of the board of directors, following yesterday's meeting, which was held in the Free Methodist church. Many invitations to the gospel team have been received and dates will be made and filled just as fast as possible. Choir Master Ferebee plans on having ready a splendid program of music for the occasion, consisting of solos, selections by the gospel team quartet, and a well-trained choir. Speakers have been notified, and it is planned to take a large delegation of men and women from Medford to the meeting. Those interested should not get the dates mixed--the Eagle Point date is two weeks from now. Come to next Sunday's afternoon meeting, which will be held at 2:30 p.m., in the Free Methodist church, at which time details will be explained and transportation arranged for those who are without cars.
Lively Meet Sunday.
    Yesterday's meeting at the Free Methodist church was well attended, the little church being filled. The program consisted of the usual spirited old gospel hymn singing, selections by the newly organized quartet, testimonials and talks by the speaker of the day, especially interesting being the talk made by Mr. Beals. He likened life to a game of chess, the players being the devil and the ordinary man. If the ordinary man attempts to use the same characters as the devil, namely deceit, falsehood, etc., he is bound to lose, as the devil is a crafty player and knows men's weaknesses. However, if the ordinary man chooses as his characters truth, virtue and righteousness, his game will be won before it is begun, as the devil cannot prevail before such weapons.
Interesting Testimonial
    While there were many interesting testimonials at Sunday's meeting, especially so was one given by a man whose name the writer did not learn. This man gave his age at over 50 years, and he stated that yesterday was his first time in church since he was a small boy at home.  He stated that he returned to Christ at the Harper evangelistic services and that he had experienced more joy and satisfaction in the past few weeks that all the rest of his 50 years of life.
Expresses Appreciation
    Rev. Lawrence of the Presbyterian church asked to be permitted to speak and he told of how he appreciated the way in which the gospel team was getting into the work, of what a wonderful help the team was going to be to the churches of the city and to the outlying communities.
Mill Men Invited
    A special invitation is issued to all employees of the Owen-Oregon mill company to be present at next Sunday's meeting. Fellow employees, who have taken a stand for Christ, will tell you what a joy it has been to them and you. Christian or otherwise will enjoy the simple gospel service.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 12, 1928, page 5


WHO SHOT ZIMMERLEE IS ISSUE
State Loses First Tilt in Talent Trial--Jean Crowell Adds Humor Touch--State Agent Admits He Fired to Hit Fleeing Man--Dr. Sweeney Is Witness
    PORTLAND, Ore., March 13.--(AP)--Trial of Terry A. Talent, federal prohibition agent of Jackson County charged with involuntary manslaughter, developed today into a question of whether Mansford Zimmerlee, the victim, was slain by a shot from Talent's gun or from the gun of a state agent. Zimmerlee was shot September 28 last in a raid on a ranch near Trail, Ore., and he died two days later in a hospital at Medford. United States District Attorney George Neuner is defending him and L. A. Liljeqvist, assistant attorney general, is prosecuting.
    The first clash between Neuner and Liljeqvist came this morning during the examination of J. I. Zimmerman, state agent, by Neuner. In questioning him, the district attorney was trying to establish the fact that the state and federal agents were out to break up a gang of moonshiners operating in the Rogue River Valley.
    The prosecution objected, on the grounds that it was more or less admitted that the officers were there performing their duty, and that nothing could be gained by dragging other names and dry law violators into the trial.
    Judge McNary overruled the objection.
    Next on the stand was Jean Crowell, 23, a lad employed by William Zimmerlee on the Zimmerlee ranch. He testified that he had never seen a still or liquor on the place, although he had, on occasion, taken a drink with Mansford Zimmerlee out of a pocket flask.
    A smile crossed the faces of the jury as Neuner asked, "Moonshine pretty easy to find out there in those parts, isn't it?" and Jean replied, "Depends on where you look."
    Jean was asleep in the barn when the officers came, he said, but he saw the flashes of the guns and told the jury approximately where the flight of Zimmerlee took place.
    Claude L. Hickman, state traffic officer, who fired two shots at Zimmerlee, was called next. He testified that he had raided the Zimmerlee ranch a week previous and found nothing but empty bottles.
    He told of seeing Zimmerlee run from the gate of the ranch and of firing two shots at him, both at an angle, since he was not on a level with the fleeing man. Then, he said, Talent came running out and fired two shots as he pursued the alleged moonshiner.
    Hickman's testimony showed his shots to be fired from a distance of approximately 75 feet.
    "I shot to stop him," he said. "I aimed at him, all right," as a juryman asked it he meant to shoot Zimmerlee.
    "No, I don't know where the bullets went or if I did hit him," he continued.
    Dr. Charles T. Sweeney, who attended Zimmerlee, was the next witness. He testified that the bullet which killed Zimmerlee entered low in the back and plowed through the body on practically a straight line.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 13, 1928, page 1


EAGLE PT. GRANGE
    The last dance given by the Eagle Point Grange was very well attended and a good time was had by all. It being a leap year dance, the ladies had things pretty much their own way. A substantial amount was raised for the building fund.
    The pageant of American history, given at the regular lecturer's night, also brought out a large crowd. Many were there from other Granges, as well as many outsiders. The pageant received much favorable comment from those present.
    The sale held on the same night as the pageant, by the ways and means committee, netted the Grange approximately $50 for the building fund.
    The last business session was a very interesting session and was full of pep, from beginning to end. The lecture hour was a roll call meeting and brought out some very interesting suggestions from the members. Frank Ditsworth handled the subject of potato culture in an able manner. Mr. Ditsworth is an authority on potato growing. Other subjects discussed were "Preparation of the Ground for the Seeding of Alfalfa," "Eradication of the Ground Squirrel," "The Need of More Regular Attendance at Grange Meetings," also several spoke on the subject of marketing dairy products.
    The next lecture night will be held on Tuesday, March 20, at 8 o'clock p.m. The whole evening will be given over to the discussion of the subject, "Marketing of Dairy Products." R. G. Fowler and several other speakers will be present to speak on this subject. There will also be a roundtable discussion of the subject, as well as some special features. All Grangers are urged to be present, and all Grangers in the county are invited, also all farmers and producers of dairy products in the county. It is hoped that this meeting will result in some tangible plan, which may meet the need of the producers of dairy products.
    We hope all other Granges in the county will bring a large delegation from their grange. Also advertise the fact that this meeting is open to all farmers and dairy producers in the county. Remember the date of this dairy meet, March 20, 8 p.m.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 14, 1928, page 5


TERRY TALENT ACQUITTED BY JURY
KILLING OF TRAIL MAN NO CRIME
Sealed Verdict by Federal Jury Clears U.S. Dry Officer on Charge of Involuntary Manslaughter--Verdict Reached at 10 o'Clock Last Night.
    PORTLAND, Ore., Mar. 16.--(AP)--Terry A. Talent, federal prohibition officer, was found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter in a sealed verdict returned today in Federal Judge McNary's court.
    Talent was indicted by a Jackson County grand jury following the death of Mansford Zimmerlee at Medford, September 30 last. Zimmerlee was shot on a raid on his ranch near Trail, Ore., by Talent and state prohibition officers.
    The verdict was reached at 9:50 last night and was sealed by court orders. The jury assembled in Judge McNary's court this morning at 10 o'clock, but absence of one of the jurors for several minutes delayed announcement of the verdict.
    Talent, who has been a federal prohibition agent for 18 months, has worked out of Medford most of this time.
    Zimmerlee, who had sold Talent two gallons of moonshine, turned and fled at the announcement of arrest, and Talent, pursuing, fired in all five shots at him. Claude Hickman, state agent, fired twice.
    The fugitive swam the Rogue River, found help at a neighboring ranch, and died two days later.
    After Talent was indicted by the Jackson County grand jury on involuntary manslaughter charges, the case was removed to the local federal court when George Neuner, United States district attorney, received orders to defend the government agent.
    The state of Oregon was prosecuting, through L. A. Liljeqvist, assistant attorney general.
    Talent overslept this morning and failed to arrive in court until a few minutes after the verdict was read.
    His attorneys informed him of the verdict.
    United States District Attorney George Neuner said he thought the verdict a just one under the circumstances and warranted by the testimony.
    "I do not approve of shooting by officers," he said. "I discourage the use of firearms and deprecate the taking of human life, but there are circumstances under which an officer may have to resort to weapons. An officer must exercise care but cannot be held responsible for murder in case of an honest mistake."
    Talent received congratulations of fellow officers and friends after the verdict was announced and seemed pleased, but he did not make any statement.
    Liljeqvist immediately began trial of another case and made no comment for publication.
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    With Medford and valley people last night, reports of the Terry Talent trial at Portland vied in interest with the returns from the state basketball tournament at Salem, and after the report was received of Medford High's victory over The Dalles High, all interest centered on the possible Talent jury action. Many people were so interested in this case that they remained up until word reached the city at about midnight that the jury was still out and had been locked up for the night.
    This was still the sole topic of interest this morning and this forenoon until the jury came in with a verdict of not guilty.
    The verdict aroused much comment in the city, both for and against. Men and women seemed as much divided in their sentiment of condonement or harsh criticism as were local people at the time of Zimmerlee's shooting, with perhaps the majority regarding the verdict with approval.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 16, 1928, page 1


MEDFORD PASTORS TO GIVE EAGLE POINT REVIVAL
    EAGLE POINT, Mar. 15.--The Presbyterian church board met last week at the manse and decided to arrange for special evangelistic meetings for two weeks beginning next Sunday. The various pastors in Medford have offered to come and help Dr. Morgan in these services, and while the dates are not all taken, each evening for the next two weeks with the exception of Saturday, the pulpit will be filled by a strong man and well worth attending. Rev. Lawrence will be here Monday night, Rev. Mell of the Christian church on Tuesday night, Rev. Temple of the Methodist church in Medford will preach Thursday evening, and Dr. Eaton of the Baptist church on Friday evening. The men's gospel team of Medford will have charge of the services Sunday afternoon, March 25th, and will furnish all the music including their famous male quartet.
    Mrs. Patterson will preach either next Sunday evening or the following Sunday, and at this service the famous pictures of the sunset on the Pacific will be shown in conjunction with the singing of "The Holy City." Mrs. Patterson filled the pulpit here before the church was organized, and much credit is due the Pattersons for the work in making the organization possible.
    Rev. Mell will have charge of the services the last week, giving this community a real treat for the next two weeks. The success of these meetings will depend on the local people. There will be no money-raising schemes, and no regular collections taken. Everyone welcome. Good music at all times.
    William Coy is taking treatments at the Jacksonville sanitarium. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell took him over last Sunday. Mr. Coy has been in poor health most all winter with asthma.
    The Parent-Teachers' hijinx proved to be a huge success in every way. Something like $115 was cleared by the association, there being a very good crowd there. The program was rather unique, at least to Eagle Point, and everyone seemed to have a very enjoyable time.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 16, 1928, page B2


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    Rev. D. D. Randall and Rev. J. Johnston were at Reese Creek last Sunday night. There was a full house and Rev. Johnston preached a wonderful sermon on the presence of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Christian. He definitely brought out the fact that the Holy Spirit is a person of the Trinity, one of the three persons in the Godhead--the Father, Son and Holy Spirit--and not a mere influence, as some would have us believe; and since the Holy Spirit is in the life of the child of God, how careful one ought to live lest he grieve that holy one. Time is so short and life so uncertain that it behooves us to be ready for eternity, which is so sure to come to each one of us, oftentimes without warning just at the last.
    Rev. Randall and Rev. Johnston expect to be at Reese Creek again next Sunday night. Rev. Johnston will preach. Everyone come.
    The Sunday school was well attended Sunday morning, over 50 being present, and several of the regular ones were sick and not able to attend.
    Rev. Stille talked just a few minutes Sunday morning on "Jesus said, I am the bread of life; he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth in me shall never thirst." John 6:35. One thought he spoke of was that as these bodies of ours cannot live long and be healthy without food, and of how much greater importance for the soul to feed on the spiritual bread, which is the word of God and prayer. If one would grow strong spiritually, they must attend to these things.
    Sunday morning the Sunday school decided to take up a collection of eatables and such things for a family of several children who are in need; the father is near death. They brought things to the schoolhouse Sunday night. Everyone in the neighborhood who knew of it brought something. Mr. Dennis took his truck and carried the things Monday morning.
    Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bilderback visited at Mr. Humphrey's Sunday. Little Mary Alice remained and is still visiting her grandparents.
    Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Chamberlain of Medford visited at the Vestal home Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wan Arnold of Medford called on the Jack family Sunday evening.
    Mrs. Lottie Wood has charge of a restaurant in Butte Falls. She called on Mrs. Courtney Sunday afternoon.
    Mrs. Moffatt was in Medford a short time taking treatments.
    So many people are still sick with colds and other troubles.
    Mrs. Knadler took their baby to the doctor Tuesday. The baby is better now but Mrs. Knadler is not well at all.
    Mr. and Mrs. Frank Caster took little Bea to the doctor Monday. She is reported as being better also.
    Little Betts Stille has been pretty sick also. Mr. Stille is not well at all but keeps on working.
    Two men were at work Wednesday on the ditch after a short shutdown. They are cleaning it and getting it ready for the season's irrigation.
    Elmer Robertson bought Mr. Layton's goats. There were about 40 head. Mr. Layton is getting ready to go to California in the spring.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 16, 1928, page B3


Eagle Point School Notes
    A special meeting of the Eagle Point Parent-Teachers Association has been called for next Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The object of the meeting will be the consideration of the purchase of a phonograph for the Eagle Point school.
    The Eagle Point Parent Teachers Association wishes to express its appreciation of the assistance of the community in the P.T.A. hijinx held March 9. The hijinx netted the organization $112, which will be used largely for the benefit of the school. Bats and balls have already been purchased for each room in the grades, a tennis net has been bought for the whole school, and other things are being decided on.
    The Eagle Point High School baseball team has begun systematic practice, and conditions for a good year seem promising.
    Several pupils are unable to attend school at the present time because of mumps. In the high school Mary Hannaford, Ernestine Dahack and Margaret Brophy are absent because of them.
    A heart and lung test clinic was held at the school on Monday, March 19, by Dr. Holt, Dr. Heckman and the county health nurse, Miss Glover. Very good reports were given on most of the children.
    A campaign was held by the high school recently on the sale of the Curtis company publications, the Saturday Evening Post, the Ladies' Home Journal, and the Country Gentleman, that netted the school almost thirty dollars. The salesmen who made the best records were Mary Hannaford, Frank Pettegrew and Jerald Ward. 
Medford Mail Tribune, March 21, 1928, page 4


EAGLE POINT
    The town council has purchased gravel or crushed rock of the highway contractors for sidewalks, and the rock is being hauled now. This will be a vast improvement over the old worn-out board walks and very welcome to the citizens.
    The front of the school building has been landscaped and set to various shrubs, which will add to the beauty of our new building.
    The First State Bank installed an up-to-date electric posting machine March 1. This new equipment will give Eagle Point depositors the very best of service. The bank has shown very material growth this last year, which reflects the prosperity of the Eagle Point district.
    The special meetings being conducted at the Presbyterian church are very inspiring and enjoyable to those in attendance. Rev. Mell sang a solo Monday night that was worth going a long way to hear. The services start promptly at 7:30 and close promptly as well, so that an hour at this time of the evening will not greatly interfere with other duties you may have to do. The Medford pastors are going to a great deal of sacrifice to come out here and give us of the best of their talents, and the community should respond by giving them a hearing. Mrs. Patterson will have the service Wednesday evening, assisted by the pictures illustrating the song "Holy City." There has been some misunderstanding about this service, owing to the conflict in the first announcement. The church should be packed for this service Wednesday evening.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 21, 1928, page 6


PARENT-TEACHERS ELECT OFFICERS AT REESE CREEK
   REESE CREEK, Mar. 22.--The Reese Creek P.T.A. met in regular session last Friday afternoon. The following officers were elected for the coming year: Mrs. C. L. Cummons, president; Mrs. Chas. Humphrey, vice president; Mrs. Tom Vestal, secretary; Mrs. W. Engberg, treasurer. The following were appointed on the entertainment committee: Mrs. Chas. Humphrey, Mrs. C. E. Bellows, Mrs. Maynard, Mrs. Tom Vestal and Mrs. Lewis Robertson. The other committees will be appointed later. Mrs. Humphrey arranged a surprise program. Each lady present was expected to either speak or read a selection, thus entertaining themselves and pupils. There were some well-rendered selections. A good time was reported.
    A few cases of mumps are reported in the school.
    The Sunday school was well attended last Sunday. There were more than 50 present. Rev. Stille preached after Sunday school, taking for his text, "Keep thy heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life." Proverbs 4:23. He likened our hearts unto a garden. One must be diligent to keep the weeds from the garden or the good seed will not grow, so it is with the heart; we must be diligent lest the bad thoughts come and choke out the good. Let Christ rule and reign in the life.
    Sunday evening Rev. Johnston and Rev. D. D. Randall were out and Rev. Johnston preached. It was probably the last sermon at Reese Creek for a while. They expect to go to Josephine County this week, and when through there, Rev. Johnston expects to go to his home in California. They have there a Faith Home for children. The Lord supplies their every need. "But God shall supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19, R.V.
    Rev. Johnston preached Sunday evening to the Christian on spiritual weapons. "Greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world."
    The prayer meetings on Thursday evenings are well attended. Everyone is invited and will be given a welcome. Mrs. J. L. Robertson led last Thursday evening and L. A. Vestal is leader for this week.
    The Merritt family of Central Point attended Sunday school at Reese Creek and visited the Stilles and Jim Merritt after Sunday school, remaining for the evening service.
    Mrs. Mildred Merritt has been pretty sick since Sunday.
    The Stille children are both better.
    Mr. and Mrs. Van Slyke and Mr. and Mrs. Watkins attended church in Medford last Sunday.
    There has been some complaint about people from the towns and any others, too, who come out to the country, mostly on Sundays, and gather the wildflowers that are blooming along the highways. To be sure they are tempting, but let other people enjoy them also. If you pick them you are the only one who gets the benefit. Let them grow and others as they pass along will see the beauty and inhale the perfume as well. If one wants to gather flowers there are lots of them back off the highway where the travelers cannot enjoy them, so go back off the way and pick to your heart's content.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 23, 1928, page B1


SHADY COVE
    Quite a number from here went to Portland last week to attend the Terry A. Talent trial.
    Mrs. Ray Pritchett is still at Grants Pass taking care of Mrs. Chester Pritchett, who is very ill.
    Mrs. Edith Bristow, who has been ill for some time, was brought home from Ashland last Friday and is slowly improving in health.
    A meeting was held at the Center school Tuesday night to decide whether to consolidate with Trail school. A vote of three for consolidating and 13 against decided how we stand on the matter.
    Mrs. Frank Johnson has been quite ill recently.
    A housewarming and dance was held at Dave Able's Tuesday night and was well attended. The occasion was to celebrate the Able family moving into their new home.
    Mrs. Jim Merritt has been quite ill but is improving.
    Christina Zimmerlee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Zimmerlee, is suffering with an abscess in one of her ears and is quite seriously ill and cannot attend school.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 23, 1928, page B6


GRANGE PLAY AT EAGLE POINT IS VERY CREDITABLE
    EAGLE POINT, Mar. 27.--The play given by the Grange Friday night was one of the best home talent plays ever shown here. The cast was well chosen and every part well handled. Miss Andrews of the school faculty directed the play, and much credit is due her for its success. The title of the play was "The Spy," and those taking part were Miss Jamison, Mrs. Ward, Mrs. Grove, Mrs. Spencer, Ted Seaman, Lawrence Luy, Harry Ward,  Mr. Throckmorton, Mr. Perry and Mr. Mittelstaedt. Kathryn Philbrook played several piano selections during the intermissions, which were well received, and Mrs. Bonham rendered a soprano solo in her usual pleasing manner. Jim Spencer painted the scenery for the set, and the stage was very attractive.
    The special meetings being held at the Community Presbyterian church are growing in interest and a splendid congregation is expected for this week. At each service last week the numbers grew until the meeting Sunday afternoon was almost an overflow, with every seat taken. The song service under the direction of Mr. Ferebee was most enjoyable. The men's gospel team male quartet rendered several numbers which were pleasing in the extreme. A feast of good things is yet to be ours for the remainder of the week. Mr. Mell of the Christian church of Medford will be with us for the entire week except Wednesday night, when Mr. Randall, a student preacher, will have the service. Mr. Mell, who was with us at the beginning of the meetings, has a rich baritone voice and will sing a solo for us each night in addition to special music by the church choir. We expect to make much of the music this week, and the splendid gospel message delivered by Dr. Mell should be appealing enough to fill the house each night. After this week is over, many Eagle Point people will begin to realize what they have missed by not being present. There is nothing sensational about the conduct of these services, but they are doing a world of good in a quiet way. No one can attend these meetings night after night in a thoughtful attitude without being inspired and richly blessed.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 28, 1928, page 6


GOOD PROSPECTS FOR ELK CREEK FISH HATCHERY
    Henry O'Malley, head of the bureau of fisheries, of Washington, D.C., and J. R. Russell, of Seattle, field superintendent of the bureau on the coast, were in Medford Wednesday and were driven to the Elk Creek hatchery and over the city and valley by T. E. Daniels.
    Mr. O'Malley has been on a tour of inspections of hatcheries and government projects for several weeks and has been through the middle western and southern states and is returning via the coast and northern states.
    For some time an effort has been made to secure an adequate water supply for the government hatchery on Elk Creek, and Congressman Hawley has a bill introduced to appropriate $50,000 for this purpose. The bill has been held up by Mr. O'Malley owing to prospective dams being built in the Rogue River, which would interfere with salmon getting up to the Elk Creek hatchery.
    To a Mail Tribune reporter yesterday, Mr. O'Malley stated he believes the opposition of Oregon sportsmen and others interested will be sufficient to block the construction of such dams, and he favors letting the hatchery bill pass and making improvements at the Elk Creek hatchery.
    R. L. McCleary, who owns the property on which the Elk Creek hatchery is located, has agreed to deed the property to the government if the proposed improvements are made, and it now looks like this may be made one of the best hatcheries on the coast.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 29, 1928, page 3


SHADY COVE
    SHADY COVE, Mar. 28.--Mrs. A. A. Hall was very sick all last week and is not much improved.
    Mrs. Violet Todd came home from Butte Falls last week very ill with tonsillitis but is some better.
    Mr. and Mrs. Grant Mathews and son Earl, who have been touring Canada and the eastern and southern states since last June, have returned and say they enjoyed the trip very much and saw many beautiful places, yet nothing looked so good to them as the Rogue River Valley, and were glad to get back home.
    The recent rains have raised all the creeks tributary to Rogue River and for a time it looked as if we might have another flood like the one of last year, but the danger is now past.
    Mrs. Ray Pritchett is still at Grants Pass caring for Mrs. Chester Pritchett.
    About 11 o'clock Sunday night the sky was lighted up and it was feared that it might be some dwelling burning, but upon investigation was found to be a car belonging to the Hoskins brothers, and it was quite a loss as there was only a small amount of insurance.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 30, 1928, page B3


EAGLE PT. GRANGE
    The county dairy meeting held under the auspices of the lecturer on Tuesday night, March 20, was a very interesting meeting. The number present was not as large as was expected, but the interest was keen throughout the program.
    After a few introductory remarks by the lecturer, the meeting was turned over to the county agent, R. G. Fowler, who in turn, after a short talk, turned it over to those present in a roundtable discussion of the dairy products marketing situation. Many angles of the situation were considered, and while no definite steps for organization were undertaken, yet all felt that the meeting was a success from an educational standpoint.
    Several grangers from Sams Valley were present. Sams Valley grangers are always there when it comes to taking up matters of interest to farmers, and we know that when the time comes for organization, their support is sure. We are glad to have such friendly, broad-minded neighbors in the Sams Valley grange.
    The St. Patrick's dance given on the night of March 17 was very well attended and a good time was had by all.
    The grange play, "The Spy," put on by the ways and means committee, was pronounced by most of those present to be one of the best attractions ever put on in Eagle Point by home talent.
    The plot was exceedingly interesting and the cast remarkably good, and there was a full house to appreciate it.
    The committee has been besieged with invitations to put on the play at other towns in the valley. They will play at Butte Falls on Saturday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m.
    Thursday night, March 29, the degree team put on the work of the third and fourth degrees with a class of 14. The grange keeps growing. No meeting but what some new members are taken in.
    The grange is a wonderful organization for farmers, teaching real cooperation. The grange is a wonderful factor in building up a community, binding the agricultural people together in fraternal ties, developing community cooperation in education, recreation, community work of any kind as well as marketing and practical farm activities. Its teachings develop higher ideals, higher standard of living, and a community good fellowship which lightens labor and inspires to greater effort. Any farmer who does not have a membership in a grange is missing something worth while.
Medford Mail Tribune, March 31, 1928, page 7


ROGUE COUNTRY COMES TO FRONT FOR HOME SITES
    The recent development of winter sports on the upper reaches of Rogue River will be an impetus to develop the Medford and Crater Lake Highway district as a resort home section, particularly attractive to the town folks of Medford and other valley towns, and of value throughout the year as well as during the summer months.
    Already the district along the lower Rogue on this scenic highway indicate the growing appreciation of the Medford and valley people of the advantages awaiting them by the summer homes now already established there. This is a center where resort homes can be erected and from which the valley towns can be reached on hard-finished or paved highways in a few minutes' travel throughout the year.
    It is possible for the Medfordites to have a home in the "mountains" and work in the city, the time required for travel not exceeding two hours above Prospect, the most distant point of district now under development.
    Land is available for these homes for private ownership on the lower reaches of Rogue River, or for lease from the government in the Crater National Forest in the upper reaches of Rogue River, all served by the Medford and Crater Lake Highway by a hard-finished road. Indications for this year point to a large increase in the number of these homes.
    The settlement and colonization of these tracts along the highway for summer as well as winter homes will call for the construction of several public resorts, in addition to those already located on this highway and river. This means more cabins for rental, automobile camp grounds, as well as more elaborate hotels.
    On the lower Rogue a cooperative form of ownership has been put into effect, whereby the owners create assessments for improvements, such as piping water, building roads and bridges, as well as installing electric light and power lines from the local company's line paralleling the Medford and Crater Lake Highway. This system of cooperation will probably be extended to the upper reaches of the river with additional colonization in the upper districts.
    The summer traffic on the highway has already resulted in establishment of stores, gas filling stations and other trading establishments where all needed food and other supplies may be purchased. The further development of the home building along this highway may eventually lead to the establishment of a regular bus line on the highway between the upper Rogue and Medford. This would relieve those on the route from the use of automobiles of their own in reaching this resort district.
    The present center of development of resort homes and small ranches, which is very noticeable on the Medford and Crater Lake Highway, lies between Eagle Point and Rogue River. The inducement for this settlement, which was formerly all wild land, is the advantage of the Eagle Point irrigation ditch affording irrigation. This development is likewise noticeable on the Butte Falls Highway, which has a confluence with the Medford and Crater Lake Highway above Eagle Point and extends to Butte Falls. This highway is hard-surfaced and practical throughout the year as well as the adjoining tracts are supplied with irrigation water from the Eagle Point ditch. Small centers and homes have sprung up this last year along the entire length of the Butte Falls Highway.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 1, 1928, page 4


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    There were 57 at Sunday school last Sunday. The subject of the lesson was the review, "Jesus Proclaiming His Kingdom." "And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people." Matthew 9:35. Rev. Stille preached after Sunday school, taking for his text "But the Way of the Transgressor Is Hard." Proverbs 13:15. The Christian life is a battle; it calls out the best there is in man, but the way of the transgressor is hard. Greater is he that is in the Christian than he that is in the world. The Lord is always at hand to help in every conflict while the evildoer is ever on the downward trend, his life is hard, and there is none on whom he can lean for help. To transgress means to go crossways of the right. We think of Noah and many others he mentioned of having a hard time preaching for so many years without any converts, but who will say that the way of the transgressor was not hard? Then when Noah and family were in the ark, and the flood came, no doubt many wished they had then someone on whom to lean. Is it an easy thing to live knowing that if they die at any moment they will be swept into destruction? The only safe and sane way to live is to let Jesus into the heart, then when trials or troubles come, which come they will to everyone, but the Lord is the Christian's support.
    There will be an all-day meeting at Reese Creek Easter Sunday, April 8. All are invited. There will be preaching. Rev. Randall is expected that day, and it is hoped that Rev. Johnston will be also, but nothing definite about Rev. Johnston being present. Mr. Van Slyke will be the leader for the prayer meeting this Thursday night.
    The rains have stopped all farming for the present. The creeks were up higher than they have been this year.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hammond of St. Louis arrived Saturday, and are visiting among relatives and friends for a short while.
    Mr. and Mrs. Grant Mathews came in Tuesday and surprised the folks.
    Mrs. Paul Robertson visited Mrs. Lewis Robertson Sunday.
    Mrs. Lewis Robertson has been suffering with her old complaint this week.
    Little Hazel Knadler was not well the first of the week.
    Mrs. Miller was not able to teach Monday but was back Tuesday.
    There has been so much sickness among the school children this winter.
    Because of the bad weather and sickness, the P.T.A., which was to be daddy's night, will be postponed until Friday night, April 13. Remember the date, and daddies and all be present on that evening.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 1, 1928, page B5


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    EAGLE POINT, Apr. 2.--The Civic Improvement Club will meet next week on Thursday, at the library. The newly elected officers are Mrs. Mattie Brown, president; Mrs. McDonald, vice president and Mrs. Cora Smith, secretary and treasurer. The club decided at their last meeting to help with the cost of new sidewalks, since the town itself is handicapped for lack of money. The town has had no levy for sidewalk improvement so they are limited in their expenditures at this time. It will be a fine thing if our old wood walks can be replaced, as they have been in a dangerous condition for some time.
    The Presbyterian Ladies' Aid held its regular meeting Wednesday at the parsonage, and election of officers was held. Mrs. Morgan was elected president, and Mrs. Campbell secretary and treasurer. The aid society plans on giving a public dinner on primary election day and again at the fall election. Those who served at the dinner two years ago will be glad to hear this news, as the ladies served a wonderfully fine meal at that time. The Aid has been very active the past year, meeting many community needs and being quite a financial help to the church. There are 15 members of the society, and a cordial invitation is given for new members this year. Any lady in the community will be cordially welcomed in this organization.
    The two weeks meetings at the Presbyterian church have been wonderfully well attended considering the many other things that have been held at the same time, taking many away who would have liked to attend. Dr. Mell has been a real treat this week, giving us strong sermons each night and rendering a message in song also. He has a fine voice and his solos have been enjoyed so much. The services will make a lasting impression on the community and the church.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 2, 1928, page 6


 EASTER CANTATA TO BE GIVEN AT EAGLE PT. SUNDAY
    EAGLE POINT, Apr. 5.--The Stoners moved into the George Holmes house this week and Mr. Holmes started in at once building the next house just north of this one. These are lovely little homes for anyone renting. They are modern in every detail with breakfast nook, sleeping porch, shower and laundry tubs, with double garage between the two houses. We are glad to see these new houses built, as it is quite a convenience for people wishing to rent in Eagle Point.
    William Coy returned home Saturday after spending some three weeks at the Jacksonville sanitarium. Mr. Coy says his health is very much improved.
    Hattie Howlett, who has been at the sanatorium for many weeks, is slowly improving.
    The Community Presbyterian church plans a splendid Easter service next Sunday morning. The choir will render the chorus numbers of the cantata "Easter Praise," and Dr. Morgan will preach an Easter sermon in keeping with the celebration of this important day. It is hoped that several will be received into the church at this time also.
    The annual business meeting of the church was held last Friday evening after the church service and quite a good many stayed for the meeting. The entire congregation was invited to stay and have a voice in the meeting. Dr. Morgan was called to serve the church as pastor for another year and Mrs. Esch and Mrs. W. H. Brown were elected on the board of trustees. The church has shown a consistent growth, there being an increase in membership of 33⅓ percent since Dr. Morgan's call to the pastorate here. The trustees reported a deficit of $75, which will be met in the near future, and the new budget for next year suggested by the board will be $600. All departments of the church read very encouraging reports and the work is going ahead as fast as can be expected.
    James Spencer, manager of the irrigation district for many years, has taken a new position in the Ashland territory and has severed his connection with the local district, for a time at least. Mr. Spencer will be missed as perhaps no other man in this community would be missed. He has consistently boosted everything good for the development of this territory and has been untiring in his services to the public. He is a member of the Grange and is chairman on the ways and means committee of that organization, the most important committee in the Grange. He is chairman of the school board and gave liberally of his time when the high school building was being erected. He is the type of man any community needs and Eagle Point, as a community, hopes to be able to call Mr. Spencer back to the district later on. We are all extremely sorry to see Jim leave Eagle Point.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 6, 1928, page B1


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    The weather was bad and there were not so many out to Sunday school last Sunday. The Sunday school lesson was good, "The Suffering Messiah." There were several good points brought out, one being of forgiveness. There will be an all-day meeting Easter Sunday. Rev. Randall and Rev. Johnston expect to be out that day. Everyone is invited to come.
    W. H. Crandall and family visited at Bert Clarno's at Grants Pass Sunday.
    Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Davis took dinner at the Watkins home last Sunday.
    Miss York visited the school last Friday and greatly praised the work of the sewing class.
    Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Davis are both doing good work in school.
    The P.T.A. will have an entertainment Friday evening, April [omission] to entertain the daddies. Everybody is welcome.
    Mrs. J. L. Robertson has not been well for several days.
    Mrs. Lewis Robertson has been on the sick list recently.
    Little Pauline Robertson got her finger cut quite badly while out playing.
    H. Ball lost a very valuable heifer last Sunday.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 7, 1928, page 7


PIONEER WOMAN "HONEYMOONED" ON A THIN DIME
    The "love, honor and obey" clause formerly in the marriage ceremony was not so bad, according to Mrs. M. E. Cingcade, of Eagle Point, a 40-year resident of Jackson County, who at the time of her husband's death three years ago was married to him over 51 years. In fact, Mrs. Cingcade's married life was striking evidence that married couples knew more about what it meant to go "fifty-fifty" than most young couples nowadays do who spend their time talking about it.
    "After we'd paid the preacher," she said yesterday, when talking to a group of old friends in Medford, "Mr. Cingcade had exactly 20 cents left; and as we walked down the church steps, he took out his two dimes (everything he had in the world) handed me one and kept one himself. From then on, we divided everything equally. I still have the two dimes, and am going to take them into town and put them in my safety deposit vault. They are for my children," she said.
    Asked how they managed to get along on ten cents apiece, even in the old days, Mrs. Cingcade said that immediately after they had been married they hired out on a neighboring ranch together for $80, she doing the cooking and Mr. Cingcade running the stock. They invested their money in stock and finally took up a homestead in Mono County, California.
    Later they sold out and moved to Humboldt County and then, 44 years ago, they moved to Jackson County, Oregon, and bought their ranch at Eagle Point, which she still owns. Ten years before he died, Mr. Cingcade told his wife that he was going to deed her everything he owned.
    "You worked as hard as I did, and helped make everything we have," he told her, and although there had always been an understanding that it was a partnership, he had the property transferred to her name.
    Returning to the subject of their early start, the pioneer woman was asked, "Why did you pay the preacher at all, when you were as hard up as that?" and she answered:
    "Well, I guess you modern youngsters think about things differently than we did. We'd have paid that preacher if we knew we had to starve to death afterwards." Regarding the customary minister's fee in the old days, she said, "Well, we paid him $20."
    Mrs. Cingcade had six children, two of her sons living in Eagle Point, and two other sons and a daughter in California. Another of the children died several years ago.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 8, 1928, page 6

EAGLE POINT
    The Eagle Point Parent-Teacher Association will hold its annual meeting for the election of officers next Friday at 3 o'clock. A large attendance is expected.
    The Eagle Point high school baseball teams have been holding regular practices for some time. The outlook for the season is less bright than it seemed earlier in the year.
    A Jackson County local institute will be held at Eagle Point on Saturday, April 14. Speakers from the State Normal School at Ashland will attend. Luncheon will be served at noon by the P.T.A. to those attending the institute and the townspeople. Proceeds from the luncheon will go toward completing payments on the orthophonic Victrola, lately purchased for the Eagle Point school.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 12, 1928, page B2


PLAN OF SOLUTION EAGLE PT. DISTRICT
    The Eagle Point Irrigation District board held a meeting Thursday with engineer Rhea Luper, and after a general discussion of the district's affairs a resolution was passed asking the State Reclamation Commission to endeavor to bring together the bondholders on a refinancing proposition under the 1927 law, which provides a fixed liability for each land owner for his portion of the debt and extends the date of the maturity of the bonds.
    This action was taken owing to default in payment of bonds, which became due January 1, 1928.
    If this arrangement can be brought about, and Mr. Luper thinks it can, which is along the same plan as the Grants Pass district, the land owners will be able to take care of the interest and principal as it becomes due and at the same time develop their properties.
    Mr. Luper will take the question up with the State Reclamation Commission at once.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 13, 1928, page 4


CHICKEN DINNER FOR TEACHERS AT EAGLE POINT MEET
    EAGLE POINT, April 12.--The Parent Teachers Association will serve a chicken dinner at the old school building Saturday noon. While this will especially benefit the visiting teachers of the institute Saturday, still the Parent Teachers Association plans to serve the families of the community as well. Everybody is urged to take dinner with the P.T.A. next Saturday. The price will be 50 cents.
    Dr. Morgan is attending the annual meeting of the Presbytery at Ashland this week. Dr. Morgan is the moderator this year.
    The meeting of the Eagle Point Irrigation District held Tuesday was very well attended, nearly every land owner being represented. It was generally thought that something would have to be done in the way of reorganization, since the land is not under production enough to pay out at the present scale. It was thought best to turn the matter over to the state reclamation board for some kind of adjustment with the bond holders. While nothing definite can be learned for some time, yet the land owners seem quite optimistic over the outlook for some sort of compromise that would enable them to pay out. If all the land in the district was producing as well as the few acres that are now under production, everything would be very easily carried out. The Eagle Point system has a smaller debt and a better system than most of the irrigation districts of the state, and the land and climate can't be beaten anywhere. Eventually these things are going to make the district the richest in the valley.
    The ladies of the local health unit are making a special drive for members this week. This organization is doing a splendid work, and every dollar is used to mighty good advantage by them.
    The play "Clubbing a Husband" will be given April 28. This will be a splendid play, full of humor and with a good cast.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 13, 1928, page B6


BROWNSBORO BITS
    The Brownsboro union Sunday school rendered the following Easter program at the schoolhouse last Sunday afternoon:
    Opening song, "Joy to the World"--School.
    Scripture reading, Easter lesson--Mrs. Joe Henry.
    Prayer--Rev. D. D. Randall.
    Reading, "Easter"--Mrs. George O. Henry.
    Song, "The Old Rugged Cross"--Rev. D. D. Randall.
    Easter Greeting--Primary and Junior classes.
    Song, "Lily of the Valley"--School.
    Reading, "Easter in the Woods"--Donna Mona.
    Recitation, "Lily of the Spring"--Grace Anning and Viola Jackson.
    Recitation, "Sweet Message of Easter"--Idella Henry.
    Recitation, "A Little Lily"--Lois Wright.
    Song, "Coming to the Garden"--School.
    Recitation, "All Little Ones Love Easter"--Bruce Hansen.
    Recitation, "The Sweet Story of Easter"--Verna Cingcade.
    Recitation, "My Savior Lives"--Irene Charley.
    Recitation, "Ring Out the Anthem"--Mildred Hansen.
    Recitation, "Guess Who"--Beth Cingcade.
    Song, "Joy Bells"--School.
    Recitation, "Easter Flowers"--Eldred Charley.
    Dialogue, "Easter Bouquet"--Six junior girls.
    Recitation, "Easter Lilies"--Viola Morris.
    Song--Josephine Henry.
    Recitation, "A Song at Easter"--Isabella Henry.
    Dialogue, "Easter Morning"--Donna Brown and Isabella Henry.
    Song, "Christ Arose"--Selected quartet.
    Closing prayer--Rev. D. D. Randall.
    A large attendance was present which was appreciated by those who had charge of the program.
    Sunday school is held every Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at which service all are invited to attend and help make it a success. 
Medford Mail Tribune, April 13, 1928, page B6


EAGLE PT. DISTRICT TO REORGANIZE
    SALEM, Ore., April 14.--(AP)--Application for authority to reorganize has been filed with the state reclamation commission by the Eagle Point Irrigation District of Jackson County.
    It is the plan to reorganize the district on the same plan as recently adopted by the Grants Pass district. This provides that the old bonds be called in, and new ones issued with extensions in time of maturity and interest payments.
    By this method it is expected to straighten out the affairs of the district.
    A meeting of the bondholders and others interested will be called shortly, it is understood.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 14, 1928, page 2


AUTO ACCIDENT ON CRATER ROAD BRINGS DETOUR
    A peculiar accident in which fortunately no one was injured occurred at 10:30 o'clock this forenoon on the Crater Lake Highway about four miles this side of Eagle Point, when A. S. Rosenbaum, the well-known local Southern Pacific official, while driving a Hudson car and going along at about 28 miles an hour, came up behind the tractor sweeper of the state highway department and bumped that machine off the road. Both sweeper outfit and the car were badly damaged.
    It seems that the big brooms of the sweeper were throwing out such a cloud of dust, and its presence not being known on the highway, that Mr. Rosenbaum could not see what was ahead of him. It was later learned that two cars containing school teachers on the way to today's institute at Eagle Point narrowly escaped running into the sweeper this morning for the same reason, and that Ralph Bardwell had such an escape with his car yesterday.
    C. E. Gates, the local member of the state highway commission, and the crew of men in charge of highway sweeping and new paving work, shortly after learning of this forenoon's accident, at once took steps to prevent any such accident in the future by having traffic detoured around the vicinity of wherever the road sweeper is working.
    The driver of the sweeper was somewhat bruised when the sweeper, attached to a Fordson tractor, was bumped off the highway, but Mr. Rosenbaum was more fortunate, and the latter's first thought when the accident occurred was of possible injury to the driver of the sweeping outfit. On discovering that the driver had escaped injury, "Rosey" felt greatly relieved and lost no time in reporting the accident and the reason for it to C. E. Gates, and forwarding a letter to the state highway department explaining how the affair had happened.
    The Hudson car, which belonged to a local auto agency, was not a new one, but a salesman who was trying to sell a new one like it to Mr. Rosenbaum had induced the latter to try out the second-hand one, and Mr. Rosenbaum was so doing when the accident happened.
    It seems that following the arrival of the machinery here several days ago and the setting of it up at Eagle Point for the laying of the new process pavement on the Crater Lake Highway all the way from Medford to the boundary line of Crater National Park, the work of sweeping the highway preliminary to the laying of the mixture of rock and oil was begun yesterday.
    An experimental mile of this new so-called bitulithic macadam, consisting of a composition of oil and crushed rock laid just outside the city limits on the Crater Lake Highway last year by the state highway commission, proved so successful that the commission has not only adopted it as desirable form of roadway construction to be used liberally through the state, and the California State Highway Commission also has adopted it and will lay many miles of such road surface.
    The work of laying the new mixture on the Crater Lake Highway between Medford and the Crater National Park boundary will take three months' time and employ from 25 to 40 men in doing it. The headquarters of the crew will be at Eagle Point.
    The work will progress in both directions from Eagle Point and will be done in such a manner that it will not interfere in any way with the traffic to and from Crater National Park. Needless alarm has been expressed by some people, who sorely feared that this composition was the same process as the dreaded oiling of pavement. It is not, and causes no trouble to cars whatever,
Medford Mail Tribune, April 14, 1928, page 8


A Butte Creek Saga
(By a Friend)
    Alec, Old Mike's roustabout, was down to the Lake Creek store after the mail. Ezra Hopgood, from over on the South Fork, was there. Ezra was limping and all skinned up; he seemed uneasy about telling what had happened to him, and roused Alec's curiosity. After Ezra had taken a chew off of Alec's plug of tobacco and absentmindedly put the rest in his pocket, he led off to one side of the crowd, sat down on a log and after chewing deliberately for awhile, and making sure no one else was in hearing, he told Alec all about it. Says he, "I been in a bear race."
    "How come?" Alec asked. Ezra answered: "Last Friday I was about out of fresh meat, so just as it was light I oiled up my 30-30 and started out to get me a Mowich. Ever since that star-spangled game warden, Pat Daily, throwed me in that time--"
    "How was that?" Alec exclaimed.
    "Oh-h, hadn't you heard about it? Oh-h--oh-h, Pat was sneaking round in the brush back of my cabin and he found a hind quarter of mutton hanging up in a tree. He claimed it was a chunk of old doe. I told Pat he was no judge of mutton as he never et anything hisself but venison. But he stuck to it it was deer meat; said he had found where I had killed the old doe and the two fawns had starved to death and he had tracked me home with the meat. Said he would know my number twelves anywhere. He got to acting so mean I let him throw me in the cooler for sixty days rather than have a lawsuit with him. Pat is a better tracker than I thought he was. Pat is a pretty good old scout at that.
    "Ever since then I have been leery of getting out on them little medders and open country up on the head of the crick. I keep round in the burns and gulches. The huntin' ain't so good but the dodgin' is a sight better. I was goin' along purty keerful, as I knowed old Pat was up in these summers. But I think he was over on Soda Crick watchin' that one-eyed homesteader. Believe me, he'll stand watchin'. He's a regular game hog! The last time he was over here to get a quarter of fresh meat offen me, he said that was the first time he'd been out of venison in over a year! But he's a damn liar, because he's getting some offen me about half the time.
    "When I had got up beyond the schoolhouse here comes Old Mike up the road with a shovel over his shoulder, riding Little Mike's pinto pony and Spot, his pot hound, trottin' along behind. I says, 'Howdy, Mr. Hanley!' And I see Mike was all het up and he spilled it to me how he had just paid a thousand dollars to Jedge Evans to get him a dee-cree about two inches thick from the Supreme Coa't givin' him all the water rights on the crick and them homesteaders up above all the water. He said Old Uncle Joe used to get the water without no dee-cree a-tall. And he was going to get his'n to wet up his second crop of alfalfa if he had to teach them Bohunks a lesson and use a shovel handle for a pinter. I struck old Mike for a job in his second cutting of alfalfa hay to get me a little tobacco money. He said he 'would think about it.'
    "I took the trail over the ridge to the log spring. When I had gone in a little ways I looked back and here comes that dam pot hound and I let him foller me. By the time I had got to the top of the last ridge I had jumped two or three but I couldn't get a shot 'cause that hound would break on me. I kept under the summit round into the burn in the head of Yank Gulch. I hear some a-feedin' and I gets Spot between my legs to hold him. In a little while a three-pointer in the full velvet feeds out into the open off about seventy-five yards and I am just ready to knock him when that dog gets a whiff and makes a break! Say! I light on my left ear forty feet down the gulch. The last I see of the deer he's kickin' up the dust ten feet ahead of the dog. In about half an hour, back comes old Spot all perked up and acting as if he'd won the war. Then I took off my suspender and tied it around his neck and onto a hazel stick so I can lead him.
    "By now it's getting' around noon and I went over into the berry patch in the head of Raster Creek to see if they were ripe. Say! You never see such a sight in your life. I coulda picked a carload. I set the old gun down by a stump and lit in with both hands to fill up. I fed off into the patch toward a big black log laying up off the ground a little. I turned Spot loose so he could go under the log while I climb over it and jumped down on the other side right behind him. Then things happened!  An old brown bear that looked to me to be seventeen feet tall riz right up in front of me and says, 'Woughfff!' When I hit the ground behind Spot he let out a yowl and made a jump. The stick I'm leadin' him with catches the bear between the hind legs and upsets her right on top of him. And say! If ever you see a fair race and no favors there one starts. The dog has the pole and light weight and I figure he is just about making Boise, Idaho, by now. I started on down the trail they made through the brush, and purty soon I jumped two bear cubs. They was as big and clumsy as a big fat pup. I ketched one. He let out a bawl like branding a yearling steer and I am chasing round after the other one when I hear something coming and I looked up and here comes that old bear with her mouth open. It looked like the big door to Old Mike's barn wide open, with the red threshing machine inside. Her tushes looked as big as a walrus's. That's all the picture the instantaneous exposure I give registered, for I'm leavin' right now for home and all points north and west. For the next five minutes I break all records for downhill running and brush jumpin' with that bear a jump and a half and still gaining behind me. In another ten minutes I'd have been two miles below my cabin before I could stop. But just then I jumped over a manzanita bush and landed kerplunk, twenty-five feet down in the ground in four feet of soft muck in the bottom of a prospect hole. The bear missed me. But in five minutes she was back circling around that hole, gritting her teeth and making a noise like a rock crusher grinding up a crowbar. She stayed around there, it seemed to me, for two days, but I guess it was only an hour or so. Finally I donated her my sheer in that berry patch and she went off up the hill talking to herself. I would have been in that hole yet but some kids had stuck a knotty fir pole down it. It was them knots on the pole that skinned me up so. After awhile I climbed out and sneaked off down the hill and got into my cabin just at dark.
    "Since then I've been too sore and skeered to go up and get my gun. I run out of meat this morning and come down to the store to get me some. This little hunk of sow belly is all that miser of a storekeeper would trust me with till he sees whether old Mike is going to give me a job in his second cutting or not."
    Just then three men, Pat Daily, the game warden, Sam Jensen, the forest ranger, and a stranger rode onto the bridge below the store. Ezra took a good look at them and started home--saying; "I don't like them two I know any too well. Sam claims I set that fire up on Wild Cat Hill so as to make the huntin' better (and he damn near caught me at it, too) and that other fellow looks like he might be a Volsteader, so I guess I'll be moseying off up the trail. There's a little somethin' in my wash boiler I want to kind of rid up before anybody goes nosing around my cabin."
Medford Mail Tribune, April 15, 1928, page 2


REESE CREEK RIPLETS
    The P.T.A. of Reese Creek entertained the daddies last Friday evening, with a fake radio program of local talent. The schoolhouse was filled and the program was enjoyed very much.
    A musical selection, "Whispering Hope," by Mrs. Cummons, Mrs. Engberg and Mrs. Pullen.
    A reading, "Jack's Tribute to Dad," by Mrs. Davis.
    Playlet by Mrs. Maynard and Mrs. Davis.
    Song, "My Blue Ridge Mountain Home," by Mrs. L. Robertson, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. T. Vestal, with Mrs. Pullen at the piano.
     A playlet, "Why Sambo Went Home," Dennie and Wm. Lindsay.
    Song, "Good Night," by school pupils.
    Violin solo, "The Shepherd's Dance," Mrs. Engberg.
    Reading by Mrs. L. Dennis.
    Playlet, "Advertising for a Companion," Mrs. Engberg, Mrs. T. Vestal, Mrs. Humphrey and Mrs. Jacks.
    Song, "Rain," Mrs. Miller, Mrs. T. Vestal and Mrs. A. Conover.
    Musical selection, "Abide with Me," Mrs. Engberg, Mrs. Cummons and Mrs. Pullen.
    Refreshments were served after the program.
    Over 50 were in attendance at Sunday school last Sunday. Rev. Stille gave a short talk after Sunday school, taking for his subject the golden text, "He that abideth in Me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit; for without Me ye can do nothing." John 15:5. If one is abiding in Christ, the fruits of the spirit will manifest itself in the life.
    The Sunday previous was an all-day meeting and Rev. Johnston preached both forenoon and afternoon. Just before dinner they went down to the creek, where a few followed the Lord in baptism. The prayer meetings on Thursday evening are usually quite well attended. Eli Stille was leader last week, Mrs. C. Cingcade will lead this Thursday evening. Everyone is welcome.
    Several people in the neighborhood are suffering with bad colds. Some with sore throats also.
    Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Davies took dinner at the Vestal home last Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. H. Watkins attended preaching in Medford Sunday morning and the funeral of their sister-in-law, Mrs. Effie Watkins, in the afternoon.
    Mr. and Mrs. Jim Merritt have moved into Medford. They will be missed at Reese Creek. Jim is working in the mills. Mr. F. Ball came back one day last week to live with his brother.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 21, 1928, page 5


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    At the Parent-Teacher Association meeting held a week ago, officers for the coming year were elected. Mrs. Grebe was reelected president. The other officers, who will be new to their positions, are Mrs. Caster, vice president; Miss Johnson, secretary; Mrs. Cora Smith, treasurer. Mrs. Childreth, who has acted as secretary and treasurer for the past six years, rules, is ineligible for reelection, was released with a vote of thanks for her long and faithful work. At this meeting final reports were given on the P.T.A. hijinks held a month ago, and money was set aside to contemplate payment on the new school orthophonic Victrola.
    At the local institute held a week ago at Eagle Point, the P.T.A. served chicken dinner to over 140 people. This, as probably the last money-raising activity of this year, leaves the treasury with considerable funds to draw on.
    The Eagle Point baseball team has been victorious with a narrow margin in both games played so far. The first, with Jacksonville, had a score of 14 to 13; the second, played with Talent in considerable mud and rain, was 3 to 2. One game was postponed because of the bad weather.
Medford Mail Tribune, April 24, 1928, page 8


EAGLE POINT ITEMS
    EAGLE POINT, Apr. 25.--Our high school ball team won its second game of the season Friday afternoon in a hotly contested game with Talent. The score was 3 to 2. Mangold, our pitching ace, allowed only one scratch hit. Battery for Eagle Point: Mangold and Foreman.
    A very fine program is being prepared by local talent to be given Friday night, May 4th. This program is different than any offered in Eagle Point before. The first part of the program will consist of a cantata, "The Childhood of Hiawatha," that beautiful poem of Henry W. Longfellow, with music written by Ira B. Wilson. There are eight musical numbers in this part. The second part will take the form of a humorous play in two acts, "Mrs. Oakley's Telephone." Keep this date in mind.
    The weekday bible school classes will give a program at the Presbyterian church Wednesday evening. This will be more of a demonstration of the work accomplished than of an entertaining nature. Dr. Morgan has conducted these classes throughout the greater part of the year in accordance with the study course outlined by the state department of public instruction. Anyone interested in the work that has been carried on in the general study of the bible by these school children will be welcome at the church Wednesday evening.
    The school attendance was above normal again Sunday, there being 65 present when the roll was taken. It is very gratifying to the officers and teachers by regular attendance.
    Mr. and Mrs. L. K. Haak are enjoying a visit with Portland relatives this week.
    The local civic club will send quite a delegation to the district convention on Medford, Friday and Saturday. Our club is very active and membership is very constant. The officers this year are Mrs. Mattie Brown, president; Mrs. Cora Smith, secretary and treasurer; Mrs. McDonald, vice president. The club recently gave the town $150 for the sidewalk fund.
    The Hannaford family have moved onto their ranch this week.
    The Presbyterian Ladies' Aid will give a dinner at the Brown hall on election day, May 15th. Let us all plan to take our family dinner with the ladies that day.
    The McClelland family moved from the Ashpole apartment to the Dahack house the first of the week.