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Talent News Flashes 1934-
A mimeographed newsletter from Talent, Oregon. Transcribed by Mary Tsui.
   

Issues not transcribed below are not known to have survived; please notify me if any are discovered. World War II issues 1942-46 were apparently not published.
   

Images of some issues can be found here.



TALENT'S OWN WEEKLY
Ray's News Flashes
THURSDAY, MAY 31, 1934

TALENT NEWS ITEMS.
    Mr. Chas. Wattenburger has returned from the eastern part of the state where he has been shearing sheep.
    Wm. Kamberg, the tomato grower, reports that the recent rain has had a very good effect on the tomato outlook. The young tomatoes are already setting on the vines.
    Some of the hay recently cut will be slightly damaged. However the favorable influence on the next crop will more than offset the small loss.
    A. Beckwith spent the weekend with his family, returning to the C.C.C. camp Monday.
    Mrs. Glen White has been conducting junior Bible study classes at the church each day. The courses will close Sunday.

DIAMOND JUBILEE.
    The seventy-fifth anniversary of the admission of Oregon to statehood will open on Sunday of next week at the fair grounds in Medford. The main event of the first day will be the address of Secretary of Agriculture Wallace at 2:30 in the afternoon. In the evening there will be union religious services at the fair grounds. The first day will also see the opening of the official rabbit show and several sportsmen's events.
    On Monday the manufacturer's exhibit, mining exhibit, carnival, side shows and concessions will open. The crowning of the Queen Mother will take place at the fair grounds in the evening.

HOMEMADE BREAD AT RAY'S.

HIS NAME IS TED NOT THEODORE
    Last Sunday morning Mr. Everette Boone became the proud father of an eight-pound boy. The first notice the proprietor of Ray's Market received of the glad event was upon being awakened from a profound and much-needed sleep at 4:33 Sunday morning by the happy father pounding on his door and shouting, "It's a Boy, It's a Boy."
    Congratulations, Everette, and best wishes, Mrs. Boone, and little Ted.

CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENT
    The Vacation Bible School being conducted at the Methodist Church will close Sunday morning with a demonstration program of the work learned. There has been good attendance and interest. The program will begin at 11 A.M.  Everyone is cordially invited. Be present to encourage the children!

TO SELL YOUR POULTRY AND EGGS SEE R. BRANTLEY, ASHLAND.
PHONE 22F12

    R. L. Southwick and family have moved to Medford.
    Fred Cook was brought home from Klamath Falls Saturday. He is slightly improved.
    Mrs. Gilchrist of Medford was calling on Talent friends on Tuesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. C. Alcott of Klamath Falls were in Talent Wednesday, visiting at the home of Mrs. Alcott's mother, Mrs. Sam Welborn.

WE HAVE A COMPLETE LINE OF SUPPLIES FOR PICNIC LUNCHES. RAY'S.

    J. M. McDowell and family have moved to Keno for the summer where Mr.     McDowell is logging.
    Mildred and Buddy DeFord are visiting their grandmother in Medford.

MEMORIAL
    Talent, one of the oldest settlements of Jackson County. For years just a "crossroad," its pioneers did their full share in developing the country in which we now find peace and safety.
    Yesterday was Memorial Day, a day on which for a brief moment we honored the dead, our own immediate relatives and friends who have departed, and our sturdy pioneer forefathers who nobly toiled and died for this country and its upbuilding.
    Talent is a good place in which to live. The citizens as a whole are a group of home-loving, moral, law-abiding people. They desire to raise their children to maturity with clean, trained minds, and with proper respect to the things good people hold sacred.
    It is our duty to cultivate the social atmosphere conducive to such development--to support the institutions, the school, church, and social organizations that are important factors in the lives of each of our [omission].
    It is our duty as good citizens to actively oppose any influence or factor that tends to tear down character, or lead to demoralization.
    For such influences Talent has no room.

    No, we haven't forgotten to write about the need of an organized fire department and new equipment.

DO YOU REMEMBER?
(June 1, 1911)
    Many residents in Talent could see the airplane as it rose to the clouds above Griffin Creek.
    F. B. Oatman and family of Talent were in Medford Saturday to see the aeroplane.
    Van Dunlap of Talent was a Medford business visitor Monday morning.
    A large number of Talent people on Tuesday were attending the carnival at Ashland. Among the number were Mr. and Mrs. Welborn Beeson, Mrs. Lewis Brown, Mrs. T. L. Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Gardner, Mr. Fred Erwine, and Miss Sylvia Stewart. All report having a good time.

Ray's Market
SATURDAY SPECIALS.

GROCERY DEPARTMENT
JELLO--5¢ pkg.
SUGAR 10-lb. bag--50¢
FLOUR, KLAMATH HARD WHEAT 49-lb. bag--$1.69
FLOUR, KLAMATH, GOOD 49-lb. bag--$1.39

VEGETABLE DEPARTMENT
SPUDS--50 lbs. #2--39¢
BRINER'S BERRIES 2 boxes--15¢
LEMONS, SUNKIST .doz--28¢
LETTUCE, large heads, 5¢

MEAT MARKET
FINE STEAK--15¢
ROASTS--9¢
STEWS--6¢
LAMB CHOPS--15¢

BAKERY DEPARTMENT
THAT GOOD HOMEMADE BREAD STILL 3 LOAVES--20¢

Many other treats at popular prices

WE CARRY ICE, MEDFORD QUALITY AND PRICES
FOR COMPLETE FOOD SERVICE, TRY RAY'S MARKET


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Ray's News Flashes
VOLUME II NO. 1        THURSDAY, JAN. 3, 1935

CITY COUNCIL MEETS
    The city council met at the city hall on Wednesday evening of this week. Routine business was transacted. It was announced that, with the payment of the last installment on the city well warrant, the town was completely out of debt with a cash balance on hand of more than $600. The city recorder reported that approximately $150 back water rent was on the books. About two thirds of this is in good accounts which will soon be cleared up.
    The newly elected city council and officers were then sworn in by the recorder. Mayor Wm. Hart, City record. Edith Cochran, Treas. Ed. Anderson, Councilmen Earl Withrow, Harry Lowe, Harry Hamilton, Clarence Homes, Claude Jones. Joe Spitzer was absent.

TALENT, COMING, GOING.
    Mrs. Ira Williams is spending her Christmas vacation visiting her sister in Sacramento.
    Mrs. F. C. Young, who was recently seriously injured by an auto truck, is improving.
    Mrs. Glenn White, who has been spending the holidays in Portland, will return tomorrow.
    J. R. G. Haynes of Ashland was a Talent visitor on Wednesday.
    Mrs. Rosetta Wilson, who has been visiting her father, G. W. Burnette, has returned to her home in Ashland.

START THE NEW YEAR RIGHT. TRADE AT RAY'S.

Ray's Market
Some of the reasons for trading at Ray's.
K.C. Baking Powder, 25 oz. 19¢
Fresh Eggs. Medium 25¢ Extras 28¢
Butter, Fine Creamery, per lb: 33¢
Brooms 4 sew. 49¢
Catsup Large Bottle--15¢
Swift's Pork and Beans 16 oz. 6¢
Pink Salmon. 2 for 25¢
Fancy Red Salmon 2 cans 35¢
Choice Beef Steak 15¢ lb.
Pork Steak 19¢ lb.

Talent's Own Store

MRS. IDA FRENCH.
    Mrs. Ida French, who during the past eight years has been a resident of Talent, passed away at her home, Sunday afternoon. Funeral services were held in Medford at Conger Funeral Parlors, conducted by Elder Sigel of Klamath Falls. Interment was in the Phoenix Cemetery.
    Mrs. French leaves a host of friends and acquaintances. She was a member of the Baptist Church in Talent and for the last three years has acted as church clerk. She took an active part in Sunday school and church work.
    Mrs. French leaves the following children: Laurence and Edward French, Mrs. Fred Rapp, Mrs. Belle Crawford, and Mrs. Ray Coleman.
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    Everyone in Talent should trade in Talent when possible. Laborers, office men, school teachers. Yes, and even merchants themselves.

COLD WEATHER IS HERE. PROTECT RADIATOR.
Prestone, $2.95 per gal.
G.F.A. Glycerine $1.45
Alcohol $1.00 per gal.
DEPENDABLE MECHANICAL SERVICE
Mechanic, Ray Reed.
For any automobile service.
TALENT SERVICE STATION.

THE TALENT HATCHERY
wishes to announce that they are now booking orders for early chicks.
Leghorns, Pedigree Stock.
Breeding Cockerels at a bargain.
Laying Pullets and Cockerels for sale.

WAIT!! WAIT!!
FOR OUR NEW FEED PRICES
WHICH WILL BE OUT
IN A FEW DAYS.
WE WILL SAVE YOU SOME MONEY.
OUR PRICES ARE ALWAYS BARGAIN PRICES.
TALENT FEED STORE.

CHURCH NOTICES.
Sunday School 9.45
Gospel Message 11.
"Some things a Christian should know."
Epworth League 6.30
Preaching 7.30
    At this hour there will be the installation of the League officials. Come out and give these young people your support.
    The message of the morning hour will be interesting for all.
    "I was glad when they said unto me, 'Let us go into the house of the Lord.'" Ps. 122.1

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.
    There will be a special meeting of the Talent Chamber of Commerce, next Monday evening at 8 o'clock. Meeting will be held at the City Hall. All members are ordered to be present, as important business will be transacted.
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    Grandma and Grandpa Crawford, who have been ill for some time, are reported to be somewhat improved.

TALENT TINKER SHOP
DON'T FORGET YOUR HARNESS. GET IT READY FOR SPRING. CHAPS REPAIRED. ALL WORK REASONABLE. FIRST QUALITY MATERIAL.

OUR SHOE REPAIRING IS WINNING MORE AND MORE PATRONS EACH WEEK.
QUALITY WORK. LOW PRICES.


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Ray's News Flashes
PUBLISHED AT TALENT, OREGON BY RAY J. SCHUMACHER.
VOLUME II NO. 48        THURSDAY, NOV. 28, 1935

SEWER NEWS, ETC.
    Last week several members of the city council called on the manager of the U.S. Reemployment Bureau at Medford. They were assured that the labor would be employed in accordance with statements issued before the special city election. Local, bona fide residents of the town of Talent would be used as far as available. Transient floaters attempting to establish Talent as a residence in order to get a job will receive no consideration.
    The council held a special meeting Saturday night to take care of certain preliminary details necessary before bids are open. It was learned that the bill introduced at the last legislature which would permit Talent to issue general obligation bonds instead of making service charges to pay for the sewer has become a law. This will be a decided advantage to the taxpayers of Talent and other towns in a similar position.

THE HEALTH SITUATION.
    To correct statements made in the press of Medford and Ashland--in which it was asserted that Talent had declared a quarantine:
    There have been no cases of infantile paralysis in the town of Talent or in the Talent schools.
    The school has been closed and public meetings suspended due to the prevalence of measles, colds and as a precautionary measure against the introduction of i.p. from outside sources.  The town is not quarantined, and citizens are free to go and come as they choose except in the matter of public meetings.
    From present indications Talent is the safest place in the county.

Ray's Market
WE GIVE "TRADE IN TALENT" VOTES!!
Prices Nov. 27-Dec. 2
RAYMAL PUMPKIN PER CAN 10¢
ALL READY FOR THE THANKSGIVING PIE!
Large Fresh Oysters Per Pint--29¢  Make the Dinner Complete.
GEM NUT OLEO. 2 LBS. 25¢  #1 Substitute for Butter.
N.B.C. Crackers--2# Box--29¢ Crisp and Dainty.
Jello--per pkg--6¢  True Fruit Flavor
Royal Club Coffee--1# Glass Jar--29¢ One of America's Finest Coffees.
Fine Beef Roasts, Wed. and Sat. Special--12½¢
Sweet Spuds, Celery, Fruits.

TALENT FEED STORE
Klamath Alfalfa, ton lots $13.00
Red Kanota Seed Oats--$1.40
Seed Rye (Recleaned) $1.20
Seed Wheat 1.60
Ground Barley 1.20
(ALL PRICES ABOVE, cwt.)
Bonneville Hard Wheat Flour--49# sack--$1.80
Full Line Sperry's Dairy and Poultry Feed.
Custom Grinding and Cleaning

TALENT NEW AND SECOND HAND STORE.
SOME PRICES
Wash tubs--70¢
Hotcake griddles--from 20¢
Light bulbs--15¢
Flashlight batteries--10¢
Copper boiler--$2.00
Washboard--50¢
FORDSON TRACTOR PARTS!

Hubby: My wife cried so hard that the tears ran down her back!
Doctor: Hum, a serious case of bacteria.

We cannot achieve prosperity and bankruptcy at the same time.

NEWS FLASHING.
    Doctors of Jackson Co. and the rest of Medford, consulting about infantile paralysis, having spectacles on end of nose, announcing:
    "Oh, no! No danger! All getting better, please! No case of jittering! Just call it 'Polly Negro' (after movie lady), sounding much nicer. Council-maniacs of Talent and school-directing persons are 'dumb nuts' for soaking on lid without our 'Oaky-Doak'. Quiet please!
'Rah, rah, rah!
Whoop la!
Polly Negro!'"
    Hon. Talent Patricks make snarling reply:
    "Zat so? Maybe not! We don' take hoss by fetlock and lock the barn after the stable door are stole!"
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    P.S. The Ashland Grizzly are going to twist the Medford Tiger's tail today in Ash.--If they can finding it. (L)

ASK ABOUT RAY'S CANDY DEAL FOR XMAS. A POUND FOR 9¢ WITH EVERY DOLLAR PURCHASE. GET YOUR TICKET NOW.

WE GIVE TRADE IN TALENT VOTES

TALENT SERVICE STATION
Let us protect your car against freezing.
Attend to this detail now and be protected for the entire winter.
Why take chances?

TALENT BARBER SHOP
Laundry agency
WHY WORRY
When we can remove your whiskers?
"A cool, quick, shave"

LONG'S CONFECTIONERY.
The place to go for a cold drink that will make you glad to know Charlie.
Tobacco. Pool.

TALENT COMING, GOING.
    Milan Burnette has returned from Salem where he has been visiting his sister.
    Mrs. W. L. Montgomery and father, Grant Whipple, of Greenview, Cal., were Talent visitors Tuesday.
    Miss Irene Alcock is boarding with the Walty family while attending Normal in Ashland.
    J. R. G. Haynes of Ashland was a Talent visitor Sunday.
    A number of Talent people attended the West hearing in Medford last Thursday. West was bound over to the grand jury.
    Most of the Talent teachers have gone to their homes for Thanksgiving. It is hoped that school can reopen in the near future.
    Talent is a quiet place with no church bells ringing, no school bells. In fact we are all just a bit depressed.

ASK FOR TRADE IN TALENT VOTES.



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Ray's News Flashes
PUBLISHED AT TALENT, OREGON BY RAY J. SCHUMACHER
VOLUME III NO. 34        THURSDAY, AUG. 20, 1936

TO LICENSE PLUMBERS.
    A special session of the town council was held Tuesday night, at which time the final report of Engineer Walker was submitted. The sewer has been completed, inspected and found to be in a satisfactory working condition. Final payment will be made as soon as routine details are completed. It was found that the final cost of the sewer was several hundred dollars less than the contract price due to the careful planning of the city engineer.
    Mr. Ferrell, of the State Board of Health was present and discussed plumbing regulations with the council. He spoke of the desirability of requiring all plumbers doing work in Talent to take out city licenses. After careful consideration the council adopted an ordinance to that effect. The town marshal was instructed to inspect all pipe lines from houses to sewers before the pipe is covered. At the next meeting of the council it is anticipated that an ordinance requiring that all interior plumbing be inspected will be passed. The council indicated its disapproval of any license fee for plumbers of such an amount as to discourage competition.

STORK BRINGS THREE GIRLS.
    Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Clark are the proud parents of a baby girl born Wednesday, August 12.
    Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stell are the parents of a little lady born Monday, Aug. 17.
    Mr. and Mrs. Zemke also announce the birth of a girl on Monday morning.
    All the mothers and babies are doing nicely, thank you, and the papas are very elated.
    Mr. and Mrs. Householder were slightly injured in a car collision Sunday morning.

TALENT POOL AND CONFECTIONERY.
We have said a lot about our fine sparkling cold beer because we know it is what you need for these hot days!

TOWNSENDERS TO MEET.
    The regular semimonthly meeting of the Talent Townsend Club will be held next Tuesday evening at the city hall. At that time Ray Garland, who attended the state convention in Eugene as a delegate from Talent, will render his report. All members and friends of the O.A.R.P. are invited to be present.

ASK FOR YOUR TRADE IN TALENT COUPONS.

NOTE RAY'S SPECIAL PRICE ON SUGAR. FIGURE THE SAVING.

NEWS ITEMS.
    Mr. and Mrs. Joe McCabe, of Ohio, visited with Mr. and Mrs. Naugle last week end.
    Billie Gleims and Bob Stevens spent Sunday at the Brick-Pile Ranch on Applegate.
    Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Conner and L. C. Hill of Tacoma spent Sunday with relatives in Talent.
    Plans are under way to hold a Community Celebration in Talent during the latter part of September.
    Tomato picking operations are getting well under way this week. The acreage in this vicinity is larger than in previous years.
    O. A. Manning took a trip into the wilds of Northern Calif. on Sunday.
    Mrs. James McDowell and daughter Margaret were Talent visitors on Tuesday.

TALENT NEW AND SECOND HAND STORE.
Aluminum sale, many useful items…your choice…10¢
Gas range--$11.00
Clothes wringer, crutches, turpentine, linseed oil, hay forks, shovels

TALENT SERVICE STATION
Where your credit is good for tires and accessories. Ask about it.
Courteous, efficient service at all times.
We are here to serve you.

A TRUE STORY IN VERSE.
I put a nickel in a pinball game,
And got three nickels out.
I put three dollars in the gosh-durned thing,
And got a nickel out!
T.E.W.

NEWS OF THE TOWN.
    Mrs. Lumir Severa and her son William, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Mrs. M. M. Ogden, of Tacoma, Washington, visited with their uncle, Mr. Edwin Deacon, Monday and Tuesday of this week. They spent the time together at Crater Lake, the visitors returning to Tacoma on Tuesday evening.
    The State Plumbing Inspector orders the city council to extend the sewer soil pipe at the city hall one foot above the top of the bell tower. Why not extend it a little higher, paint stripes on it and use it for a flag pole?
    Several orchardists of this vicinity are short of pickers.
    Chase Gardner begins the second picking of Bartletts today.
    Mr. A. Calhoun of Phoenix was a Talent visitor on Sunday.
    Virgil Leslie of Leslies' Plumbing Shop reports that several home owners are installing their plumbing at the present time.

ICE AT RAY'S MARKET.

TALENT'S COMPLETE FOOD STORE
RAY'S MARKET
Friday--Saturday--Monday Savings

Pure Cane Sugar--100--$5.49 Buy Now!
Milk--Oregon or Teacup--4 cans--29¢
Sandwich Spread or Mayonnaise--Pt.--19¢
P.G. Soap--The Big Bars--6 Bars--25¢
O.K. Soap--Large Brown or Mottled--6 Bars--25¢
Miracle Whip--Qt. Size--39¢

DO YOU KNOW?
THAT YOUR "TRADE IN TALENT" COUPONS HAVE AN ACTUAL MDSE. VALUE OF 2¢ ON EACH DOLLAR'S PURCHASE! THIS IN ADDITION TO OUR LOWER PRICES REPRESENT A REAL SAVING TO OUR CUSTOMERS.


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Ray's News Flashes
PUBLISHED AT TALENT, OREGON BY RAY J. SCHUMACHER
VOLUME IV NO. 3        THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 1937

STEVENS-SMITH.
    Robert Stevens, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Stevens of Talent, and Miss Marguerite Smith, of Glendale, were married last Saturday. Mr. Stevens is well and favorably known in this community and his many friends congratulate the young couple and wish them a long and happy married life.
    Incidentally, Ray's News Flashes wishes to remind the "girls," young and old, who pounced upon the editor, for revealing their personal secrets, that the editor never, never, never forecasts a wedding unless it is pretty certain to happen. Get your man, gals, and R.N.F. will give you the publicity which you seem to crave. Aren't you ashamed of yourselves, now?

TOWNSENDERS TO CONGREGATE IN TALENT
    Time, Tuesday evening, January 26, at the Talent City Hall at 8 P.M.

TALENT NEWS ITEMS.
    Born to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Coghill, at Community Hospital, Medford, last Thursday, a baby boy.
    Logs are now going in to Talent's new sawmill, owned and operated by Mr. Graham.
    Mr. and Mrs. Plymire and son, of San Francisco, are visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Claude Jones. Mrs. Plymire is the sister of Mrs. Jones.
    Don't forget Clean Up Day.
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    There is to be a play, entitled, "You're Next," presented by the Medford Dramatic Club; also, other interesting numbers to be followed by refreshments. Everything is free and it is hoped that there will be a good attendance of citizens of the community. 

SEE RAY'S CANDY SPECIALS!

TALENT SERVICE STATION
WE HANDLE AND SELL FIRST-QUALITY TIRES, ACCESSORIES, OIL, AND GAS. ANYTHING ELSE IS DEAR AT ANY PRICE.
CONVENIENT TERMS ON TIRES.

TALENT NEW AND SECOND HAND STORE.
FLASHLIGHTS, OIL STOVES, PAINTS, BOLTS?, BRUSHES, NAILS, TACKS, BEDS, FLASHLIGHTS, SAWS, POCKET KNIVES, WATCHES, CLOCKS, PIPE FITTINGS, FURNITURE, LADDERS,
SEE US BEFORE GOING ELSEWHERE!

FROM AN EXCHANGE.
    Arthur W---- was seriously injured Friday. He suffered three broken ribs, a broken knee cap, a sprained ankle and concussion, also shock while working on a bridge one-half mile west of town.
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    Henri Warner of the Talent Music Store was a caller at the editor's den Thursday.

NOTES ABOUT PROMINENT CITIZENS, ETC.
    Miss Olive Johnson, who resides up in the Wagner Creek country, was a Talent visitor yesterday. Miss Johnson says the roads are slippery and the weather is quite chilly. Maybe that is the reason our Wagner Creek correspondent hasn't made her valued contribution to our journal this week.
    There is going to be another wedding in Talent soon, in spite of the cold weather. (We said Talent--not Portland.)
    The Talent High Basket Ball Team was slightly trimmed by the St. Mary's aggregation, Tuesday evening.
    The city council has been very quiet of late and no new dogs are reported caught.
    The pupils of the grades and high school are taking examinations this week for the usual purpose. Most of them will but a few of them won't.
    Chas. Long, of the Talent Pool Emporium, is still serving his customers with a benign expression on his countenance.
    O. A. Manning has a complete collection of most of the things human beings need. We recommend him to some of the young nearly weds.

TALENT POOL AND CONFECTIONERY….
THE PLACE OF GOOD CHEER AND THE HOME OF COLD BEER.
IF YOU HAVE NOT TRIED US, COME IN NOW AND GET ACQUAINTED.
FINE WINES AND TOBACCOS IN STOCK.

SATURDAY DANCE.
ON SATURDAY NIGHT OF THIS WEEK MR. AND MRS. EARL WITHROW WILL BE SPONSORS OF A PUBLIC DANCE AT THE CITY HALL. ASHLAND MUSIC, AND A GOOD TIME FOR EVERYBODY.

    It is reported that Chief Maxwell is ill with the flu. We wish him a speedy recovery. This flu is a serious business and should not be indulged in.

SEE RAY'S CANDY SPECIALS AND REJOICE.

NEWS OF THE DAY IN TALENT.
    Weather Forecast: Cold weather in most sections. Wool socks and earmuffs advised for fire builders.
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QUESTION: Dear Editor: Should the head of the house dress before or after building the kitchen fire these cold mornings? E.W.
ANSWER: Depends on who "the head of the house" is.
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QUESTION: Dear Editor: Will you kindly give the latest light on how to make a living without working? P.D.
ANSWER: There is nothing new under the sun. Go home and live with Papa. He is getting old and will kick off soon so he won't mind.
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??? DEAR EDITOR: I am enclosing my fotograf. Will you kindly tell me how to make a conquest of the man I love. A.B.C.
ANSWER: After studying said photo I suggest you slip up behind him when he isn't looking and beat him over the head with a flat iron. Note: Do a good job of it or he may recover.

OLD-FASHIONED CHOCOLATES LIKE U USED TO LOVE WHEN YOU WERE A KID. GET THEM NOW AT RAY'S MARKET.

FOOD STORE
RAY'S MARKET
Friday, Saturday, Monday Values
Energy Breakfast Food. Large pkg. 25¢ Mickey Mouse Balloon free
Crackers L&W or N.B.C. Brands 2-lb. box--25¢
Shasta Coffee--1-lb. jar 25¢
Pineapple No. 2½ tins--19¢
Borene Soap Powder 25-oz. pkg. 23¢
Candy--Old-fashioned chocolates or satin mixed--2 lbs.--19¢
We have the best in choice meats at saving prices


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Ray's News Flashes
PUBLISHED AT TALENT, OREGON BY RAY J. SCHUMACHER
VOL. III [sic] NO. 4        THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 1937

HIGH SCHOOL TO SHOW MOVIES
    On Wednesday, February 3, at the School Auditorium, the high school will present several interesting reels of moving pictures. This is to be a benefit for the high school girls' basket ball team, which will use the proceeds for the purchase of sweaters.
    There will probably be shown several scenes from the recent "Pear Festival." These will prove of interest to all Talent people, and considering the cause for which the program is given there should be a record attendance.

TOWNSENDERS MEET.
    With a splendid program given by the Medford Club with Talent folks furnishing the lunch those who attended the meeting held last Tuesday night were royally entertained.

BUY FLOUR NOW AT RAY'S SPECIAL PRICES

ROOSEVELT DANCE TICKETS
    Tickets for the annual Roosevelt dance are now on sale at all Talent stores. The dance at Ashland will be held on Friday, Jan. 29, while the dance at Medford will be held on the 30th. These dances which are held thru-out the nation this week are given as a benefit for the treatment of infantile paralysis. It is hoped that there will be a good attendance from Talent. In order that Talent may receive proper credit it is advisable to purchase your tickets of Talent merchants.

MARSHALL-NOSLER
    Last Saturday Miss Jessie Nosler, of Talent, and Mr. Delmar Marshall, of Ashland, were married.
    Mrs. Marshall has spent a large portion of her life in this community and is a former student of the Talent High School. Her many friends wish her happiness.

TALENT NEW AND SECOND HAND STORE
THE BUSINESS THAT BARGAINS BUILT
Saws, tools, stoves, shovels, paints, oils, varnishes, rugs, clocks, wedges, wrenches, knives, furniture, razor blades, tables, and one thousand other things.

A FEW NEWS ITEMS.
    According to the Ashland Tidings, Ticket No. 1 for the President's birthday ball has been assigned to W. M. Petrie of Talent at his request. His son, Elton, is being treated at the Warm Springs Sanitarium, which benefits from proceeds of birthday parties held throughout the nation.
    Earl Newbry will have charge of dance promotion in the Talent area.

HAVE YOU TRIED CHASE AND SANBORN DATED COFFEE?
NONE BETTER AT ANY PRICE. SPECIAL AT RAY'S MARKET.

COMMUNITY HIGH LIGHTS.
    The dance given by Mr. and Mrs. Withrow was well attended in spite of the stormy weather.
    It is reported that some of Mr. Delbert Clark's valuable barred rock chickens were stolen last week.
    G. W. Burnette, who has been living in Ashland for the past several months, has returned to Talent and is living in the Simon's cabin.
    Dan Smith has been ill with the flu during the past week.
    Mrs. Geo. Andrews returned home from the Community Hospital in Ashland, where she underwent a major operation.
    When we consider conditions in the Mississippi and Ohio valleys we automatically become thankful that we live in the blessed Rogue River Valley.

CANDY AT RAY'S SAVING PRICES

TALENT SERVICE STATION
First quality tires and tubes. The best in gas and oils.
Quality accessories for your car. For safety change tires now.

LONG'S CONFECTIONERY
Hot days? Cold days? Our beer is always refreshing. On draft or in bottles.
Fine wines at reasonable prices. Tobaccos.

    While codes regulate almost every other industry, nothing has been done about the wages of sin.
    DON'T FAIL TO BUY YOUR TICKET FOR THE ROOSEVELT DANCE AND HELP A WORTHY CAUSE.

KITCHEN QUEEN FLOUR AT RAY'S.

TALENT NEWS ITEMS.
    V. G. Lamb, of Iowa, is visiting at the home of his brother, Thos. Lamb. On Monday the two brothers visited their other brother, W. R. Lamb, of Reese Creek. This is the first meeting of the three brothers in thirty-seven years.
    Wm. Bruin was transacting business in Medford, Tuesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sloper are the parents of a baby girl, born Monday in Medford. Mrs. Sloper was before her marriage Miss Sylvia Logan.
    The Community Club held its regular meeting at the city hall on Wednesday afternoon.
    A number of the members of the P.T.A. attended the P.T.A. Council held in Medford last Wednesday. Included were Mesdames Geo. Galbraith, Floyd Young, J. Engberg and Clarence Mathes.
    Principal Ashcraft and Coach Mills attended the School Masters' Banquet held at the Club Café in Medford, Monday evening.

GOOD LINE OF COLD REMEDIES AT RAY'S MARKET.
DOCTOR THAT COLD NOW AND GET WELL.

TALENT'S MODERN FOOD STORE
RAY'S MARKET
Friday, Saturday, Monday
Kitchen Queen Flour 49 lbs.--$1.69
Snowflake or Krispie crackers--2# box--29¢
Crystal Wedding Oats, large package--24¢
Energy Breakfast Food, large package--25¢ lge. Mickey Mouse Balloon Free.
Chase and Sanborn Coffee--lb. package--25¢
Roycroft Peas--lge. #2 cans--10¢
FINEST OF MEATS--REMEDIES--FILMS


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Ray's News Flashes
PUBLISHED AT TALENT, OREGON BY RAY J. SCHUMACHER
VOLUME IV NO. 8        THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1937

CORRECTION
    In a recent issue we made a statement based on supposedly authentic information, to the effect that the city council had raised the marshal's salary to the extent of some $120 per year. It seems that this statement was somewhat premature and that the council has as yet taken no official action in the matter. At the time that the annual budget meeting was held the budget committee included an increase of $120 per year to be used by the city council for an increase in the city marshal's salary provided that body saw fit to make the increase.
    However final action is vested in the city council and that body is under no obligation to make such increase.
    Up to date, so far as we can learn the city council has taken no action to increase any city employee's wages. We are glad to make this correction in the face of actual statements made to us by members of the council.

TALENT H.S. LOSES
    Last Friday night on the Talent gymnasium floor the first team of the local school went down to defeat before the onslaught of the Jacksonville team.
    The game was marked by sluggish playing by both teams, and while the Talent quintette showed by their teamwork a well-grounded knowledge of the game they simply could not connect with the basket. They played a very good defensive game, keeping the score low.
    The Jacksonville team didn't excel the local boys in any particular, and their victory was apparently due to the lucky breaks which came their way.
    The game was noticeably clean and few fouls were called on either team.
    The Talent second team took the J-villers to a cleaning in the preliminary. The margin was very narrow and both teams showed good form.

SHOP AT RAY'S AND SAVE MONEY DAILY.

TALENT HARDWARE STORE
New and second hand goods. Garden rakes, hoes, spading forks, trowels, garden seeds, garden hose. Save Money Here.

TALENT SERVICE STATION
The home of first quality tires, batteries, accessories. Come in and see us about our convenient terms on tires.

SHOWER.
    Honoring Mrs. Ray Burnette, many of her friends and neighbors surprised her at the home of Mrs. Will Maxwell on Wednesday afternoon of this week.
    Many beautiful and useful gifts were presented and a pleasant afternoon was enjoyed by those present.

HAVE YOU TRIED ALPINE COFFEE?

NOTES? NEWS, COMMENT.
    The regular meeting of the local Townsend Club was held at the city hall on Tuesday of this week. After the meeting a special program was given, followed by refreshments.
    Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Gray of Elk Creek were callers at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lowe on Saturday.
    Mr. Joe Hannon, local agent of the Oregonian, plans an extension of service commencing on March 1st. On that date local delivery will be made to subscribers. The papers, which will be rushed from Portland by fast truck, will reach Talent in time for morning delivery on the date of issue. We congratulate Mr. Hannon on this contribution to the convenience of the Oregonian reading public.
    The tin cans, in sacks and otherwise, are still decorating the streets and sightly corners of our town. This should advertise to prospective residents that we do have cleanup days, now and then. At least our intentions are good.

HOME REMEDIES AT RAY'S MARKET.

TALENT POOL AND CONFECTIONERY.
We are always ready to serve you the finest of beers and wines. Bottled or draught. Come in and try a drink of your favorite beer.

SCHUMACHERS GO NORTH.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ray Schumacher are spending the week in Eugene and other northern cities. While away Mr. Schumacher will attend the state convention of the Townsend Clubs in Eugene. Leaving there, he will visit the state legislature where he has been called to appear before a committee on behalf of some important legislation.
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    Spring is in the air and many of the younger set are sprucing up in appropriate style.

O.K. SOAP AT RAY'S MARKET.
DANCE AT THE CITY HALL SAT. NIGHT.

TOWNSENDS ELECT.
    At the last regular meeting of the Townsend Club the following officers were elected for the year of 1937.
President--Ray Garland
V. President--Earl Withrow
Sect'y.--Mary Withrow
    The streets of Talent are in a decidedly better condition due to recent work done upon them. With the passing of the storm it is hoped that they will soon be put in a permanent condition fit for ordinary traffic.
    It is reported that the school board will soon elect teachers. Now is a good time for parents to speak a good word in behalf of the faithful, efficient teachers who have instructed their offspring.
    John Robison was at the basketball game Friday night, looking quite pert and happy.

NOTE THE SPECIALS OFFERED BY RAY'S.

Another Social Dance at The City Hall Sat. Night. Good Music, Adm. 40 and 10.

TALENT'S MODERN FOOD STORE
RAY'S MARKET
FRIDAY-SATURDAY-MONDAY
Harvest King Flour--guaranteed hard wheat--49-lb. sack--$1.59
Waverly Cocoa--2-lb. can--15¢ As fine as the finest.
Rinso--Large package--21¢
O.K. Soap--brown or mottled--4 bars--19¢
Hard Mix Candy--2 lbs.--19¢
Alpine Coffee--1-lb. tin--29¢ New and Different
Hills Red Can Coffee--2-lb. can--55¢
Corn Meal--9-lb. sack--39¢

FINEST OF MEATS AT PRICES THAT WILL SAVE YOU MONEY.


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Ray's News Flashes
PUBLISHED AT TALENT, OREGON BY RAY J. SCHUMACHER
VOLUME IV NO. 9        THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 1937

WAGNER CREEK NEWS.
    Vell! After taking a squiventing squivent into Yogi Yorgensen's Mystic Crystal Bowl ve see that Ray Schumacher tinks der should be som news circulating from Vagner Crek. Vell! Der iss, but it is mostly unprintable. Anyvay, we vill see vot we can say on de subjeck--
    Wagner Crek iss coming out of the vinter in fine shape. The frozen assets are thawing and beginning to take on a bit of moisture. Property is changing hands, new cars are running about, houses are being fixed up, and the gardens and fields are being scratched up, the Henri Warners have sold their place to a Mr. Fenton, who has taken possession and has started his son and daughter to the Wagner Creek School. A man by the name of Oland has bought the old Abbott place--So far he has kept his affairs out of Yogie's crystal bowl. Mrs. Powers is having some changing and fixing done on her place by Howard Works, the leading carpenter of Wagner Creek. Yah! Warren Barr is strutting his stuff in a new 1937 Dodge with shining trimmings. The school carnival was well attended by one and all Saturday night and we see that they cleared up a nice little sum which is to go for basketball expenses. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Lockwood are home from the hospital with an infant son, Melvin Chas. A number of Wagner Creekers are planning on attending the dance in Talent on Saturday night--Yah! And they shake a wicked foot!
    Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Miller are moving to the Van Dyke Dairy, where Mr. Miller is employed.
    Miss Fay Miller returned home on Thursday from the hospital, where she underwent an operation for appendicitis.
    For SALE RADIO…SIX TUBE SPARTAN. INQUIRE AT RAY'S MARKET.
    Lynn Mills attended the Schoolmasters' Club in Medford, Tuesday evening.

TALENT SERVICE STATION.
The home of dependable service. The best in tires, accessories, gas and quality oils. Efficient Mechanical Service. Service.

TALENT HARDWARE STORE.
The business that bargains has built. Saws, stoves, tools, shovels, garden equipment, rugs, clocks, and 1000 other bargains.

SPECIAL NOTICE.
(Contributed)
    By order of the Town Council this notice is given to all those making sewer connections. To avoid future trouble have said connections including pipe line inspected before covering.

NOTE RAY'S CANNED FOOD SALE.

NEWS FLASHES' KEYHOLE REPORTER.
    The City Marshal promises early removal of the tin cans in our back yards providing March doesn't come in like a lion covering said yard decorations with snow.
    Ashland Chamber of Commerce is giving us a neighborly visit with entertainment by them and there is some talk of dirty work afoot by our neighbors in Ashland that threaten to disturb the peace and tranquility of our fair city. So all you City Dads better be on hand to protect our honor. Oh, yes, we forgot to mention that the Talent Grange is putting on one of their fine dinners with [omission] and the date is March 8th. That's next Monday.
    Don't forget the big canned goods sale at Ray's Market this next week. Bargains you can't forget.
    Ask for your trade coupons, your way of saving an extra 2% on all your food purchases or receive valuable premiums.

ASK YOUR NEIGHBOR WHY HE TRADES AT RAY'S MARKET.

SAVE WITH SAFETY AT RAY'S MARKET.

TALENT POOL AND CONFECTIONERY.
For that tired spring feeling come in and see us. Before starting to dig in that garden come in and try a glass of our famous brew.

FLASH--Wagner Creek wrestling match. Farmer Keith vs. Logger Purvis. Farmer Keith comes in the ring with that bulldog determination while Logger Purvis watches his adversary expectantly. Ah! There they go. The logger gets the Australian stranglehold. No! He's got him by the seat of the pants. Now the farmer got his finger in the logger's eye. Oh, Oh! There on the mat, both straining like Farmer Keith's hens to get production up to the cost of living. The bell rings. Now they are up in the corner making faces at each other. Wait till the next round. Boy, oh boy, this is some match! Mack Lillard sure is missing some good talent when he lets these boys get out of his arena.

NEWS OF THE TOWN, ETC.
    Earl DeVoe, a former resident of Talent, passed away in Grants Pass last week. Mr. DeVoe was a brother of Mrs. Karl Baylor.
    Miss Roberta Frink was married at Everett, Wash. to Mr. Arthur Cunningham, the first of February. Mrs. Cunningham is well known in Talent, where she attended the Talent High School.
    The Domestic Science Class and Miss Leah Bradley entertained the members of the school board and their wives with a dinner at the school on Thursday evening.
    Twenty-three students of the Talent Hi who celebrated G.W.'s birthday Monday were back in school Friday.
    Miss Irene Alcock, who is attending Oregon State College, spent Sunday visiting Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Tame.
    Mrs. Gene Richardson left for California, to be with her mother, who is seriously ill.

TALENT'S MODERN FOOD STORE
RAY'S MARKET
Friday--Saturday--Monday
Bake Rite Vanilla--4-oz. bottle--15¢ Best by Test . . . Try It
Jello--3 pkgs.--17¢  All flavors
Borene Soap Powder--Large Packages--21¢
Crystal White pr P.G.--Giant Bars--6 bars--25¢
Clorox--qt. bottle--17¢
Corn Flakes--Post Toasties--2 pkgs.--15¢
DO NOT FAIL TO ATTEND OUR CANNED GOODS SALE THIS WEEK.


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Ray's News Flashes
PUBLISHED AT TALENT, OREGON BY RAY J. SCHUMACHER
VOLUME IV NO. 10        THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 1937

INSPECTION.
    In order to ensure 100% efficiency in our sewer system the city council has established the reasonable rule that all sewer appliances, pipes and connections must be inspected before final connection with the main lines and laterals.
    All prospective users should abide strictly by this rule. In several cases it has been necessary to reconstruct a portion or all of the plumbing due to a lack of knowledge on the part of property owners.
    The rules covering the installation of plumbing are established by the state board of health and are very strict in every detail. Especially where property owners make an effort to install their own fixtures and plumbing it is advisable that they become thoroughly conversant with the state rules and requirements before proceeding.  This work should not be attempted without first having obtained a copy of the state plumbing code, which will be mailed upon application to the state board of health, Salem.

TOWN DOINGS.
    Dr. Miller, of Medford, has established himself in Talent. For the present he is located at the Simon's Apartments. Dr. Miller is an osteopath.
    Our popular assessor, Jay Terrill, is again pursuing the careworn taxpayer and noting all improvements. It is useless to try to elude him for he will get you anyway. Jay would be more popular if he changed his vocation.
    Chas. Chapman, looking pert and happy, was a visitor at the canned goods sale in Ray's Market, Saturday. He made some slighting remarks when the editor kicked over a pyramid of canned orange juice.
    Talent High will enter the basketball tournament which beings in Ashland today. Many Talent people will be on hand to see their boys bring home a cup.

NOTE RAY'S CANNED GOODS SPECIALS.

THE CLOSING DAYS OF OUR CANNED GOODS SALE.
Buy now. Ray's Market of Course.

TALENT HARDWARE STORE
"The business that bargains built."
Saws, stoves, tools, shovels, paints, oils, rugs, clocks, wedges, wrenches,
furniture and 1000 other bargains.

    Norval Stockstill had his tonsils removed Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hotchkiss of Tule Lake were business visitors in Talent.
    R. L. Larson, principal of the Butte Falls School, was a Talent visitor Saturday.

SEE OUR CANNED GOODS SALE.

TOWN NEWS FLASHES.
    Mrs. Van Winkle of Wilderville visited with her sister, Mrs. K. Baylor, last week.
    The Talent High Second Team wins against Ashland Junior High, score 50-9.
    The ladies of the Home Economics Club of the Grange served the dinner Monday night. There was a large attendance.
    Chas. Skeeters and crew, who have been working at Leland this winter, moved back to Talent Sunday.
    J. C. Wattenberger and crew left for Washington, Idaho and Eastern Oregon, to be gone about three months. Harland Lowe, Richard Frye, and Alex Hayes were among those going.
    Art Lewis of Medford was a Talent visitor Sunday.
    Fred Rapp has been quite ill at his home near Talent.

CLOSING OUT OUR FINE STOCK OF RABBITS AT REAL BARGAIN PRICES.
H. H. LOWE. TALENT.

TALENT SERVICE STATION
Spring is here ! Now is the time to doll up the car, change the oil,
check the lubrication and battery.

TALENT POOL AND CONFECTIONERY
We have the correct medicine for that spring feeling. Come in and let us prescribe. Finest in beer and wine.

    Miss Fay Miller, who has been a patient in the Sacred Heart Hospital in Medford, returned home last Monday and will be able to attend school soon.

NOW IS THE TIME
To clean up that yard and parking strip. Spring is here.
To get the old spade down and scour it up by constant application to the soil.
To tell how you used to take sulfur and molasses every spring.
To cuss your radio because it doesn't work as good as it did last winter.
To refrain from starting a scrap with your neighbors. Remember, most of our wars started in April.
To dig a few angle worms, just in case…
To start eating cold hot cross buns.
To pay the first quarter of your taxes if and in case you have the "quarter."
To suddenly realize that green onions are mighty tasty.
To visit Ray's Canned Goods Sale.

TALENT'S MODERN FOOD STORE.
RAY'S MARKET
LAST OPPORTUNITY TO GET THOSE CANNED GOODS SPECIALS!
ACT NOW!
Most of the items offered are the product of the famous Del Monte Company, which means that only the very finest in quality is offered. As to the prices…well!
Look this list over.

Solid pack tomatoes 2½s            3 cans 59¢ Doz. 2.12  Case 4.15               
Del. Sauer Kraut 2½s            3 cans 49   Doz. 1.75  Case 3.39               
Early garden peas--2s            3 cans 53   Doz. 1.94  Case 3.69               
Whole kernel corn--12 oz.           3 cans 47   Doz. 1.67  Case 3.29               
All Green Asparagus--2s           3 cans 85   Doz. 3.12  Case 6.08               
Apricots 1s                                 3 cans 44   Doz. 1.63  Case 3.19               
Libby Orange Juice--12 oz.          3 cans 42   Doz. 1.52  Case 2.95               
Stokley Tomato Juice--22½           3 cans 34   Doz. 1.23  Case 2.35               
Seaside lima beans--16 oz.          3 cans 34   Doz. 1.23  Case 2.35               
Josephine Extra                                                                                             
Standard Tomatoes--2s           3 cans 25   Doz.   .97  Case 1.79               
Van Camp Hominy--2s          3 cans 33   Doz. 1.23  Case 2.34               
Stokley Mixed Vegetables 2s          3 cans 45   Doz. 1.69  Case 3.23               
Fully ripe stringless cut beans 2s          3 cans 42   Doz. 1.53  Case 2.98               

AND SCORES OF OTHERS OF EQUAL VALUE

EXTRA SPECIAL!
Miracle Whip--Qts. 39¢  Pts.--25¢


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Ray's News Flashes
PUBLISHED AT TALENT, OREGON BY RAY J. SCHUMACHER
VOLUME 4 NO. 11        THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 1937

COACH MILLS AND TEAM BRING HOME CUP.
    Among the many blessings which the progressive citizens of Talent enumerate during the present week is one which brings a sincere feeling of satisfaction to each of us. It came unheralded when the crack Langlois basket ball team met a decisive defeat in the recent Southern Oregon Basket Ball Tournament. At the other end of the score, in other words the victor, was the oft-defeated but never broken Talent High School team. And on the sideline watching his dreams come true was Coach Linn Mills.
    The score? The score was 32-22 in favor of Talent, and every point earned. The reward? The president's bronze cup to be placed with other trophies won by Talent High in years past.
    To the Team and to the Coach the citizens of Talent express their gratification. We feel that this victory is the beginning of better things in basket ball for Talent Hi. The spirit and the skill displayed in this game promises Champions next year.

A REAL TREAT FOR NEWS FLASH READERS.
    Through the courtesy and consideration of the Beeson family, the editor of News Flashes has been given access to the diary of Welborn Beeson, one of the earliest pioneers of the Talent district.  Mr. Beeson came to Jackson County in 1853 and settled on Wagner Creek. Many of his children and grandchildren are still residing in this section and have had an important part in molding the history of our community and county.
    The diary which Mr. Beeson kept aside from its real literary merit is an accurate record of the early days of Southern Oregon. It carries us back to the days of '53 when a blockhouse stood on the Breese place--when Indians were on the war path--and the shadow of disaster brooded over those who sought this promised land.
    Portions of this diary, edited by Mr. Carl Beeson, assisted by Harry Lowe, will be published each week exclusively in News Flashes. Watch for the first installment and keep copies for future reference. 

TALENT HARDWARE STORE.
Tools for that garden, both new and used at saving prices.
Come in and see our line of household furnishings.
We can save you money on everything.

TALENT POOL AND CONFECTIONERY
Draught beer and soft drinks at our modern fountain.
Come in and relieve your spring depression now.

    Richard Skeeters was selected as one of the all-star basket ball team in the president's tournament. Congratulations, Richard.

Carefully inspect the fine list of specials offered by RAY'S MARKET.

WHO'S GOT A DOG?
    The past week a member of the county dog control board has been busy rounding up all delinquent dog owners, and making many of said owners plenty mad. Even "yours truly" had a heck of a time showing said deputy that he did not own a dog. As some kind tourist who while passing thru Talent decided that the town butcher ought to have a dog as there are many nice bones about which might interest said dog, so while said butcher sojourned in Eugene on Sunday the dog was left. So upon rising Monday a.m. we were greeted by the friendly bark and wag of the tourist's dog. That isn't so bad but then the deputy appears and suggests that we buy a license. But we thot the Humane S. being so good to dumb animals ought to care for him. Which is fine until some obliging friend tells him that said dog be ours and that the pest has been causing him no end of grief. Then the plot thickens; deputy comes back again and after proving to the officer's own content decides that maybe we haven't a dog and that he has been misinformed. So the deputy goes; the dog goes; and everybody is happy!
    Well maybe!

TALENT SERVICE STATION.
We are always ready to serve you with the best in oils, gas, tires and accessories.
When you trade here there will be no regrets.

CENSUS OF WAGNER CREEK--1857
June 1, 1857
Males over 25 yrs. old--10
Males over 21 under 25--4
Males over 15 under 15--3
Males under 15--9

Females over 25--6
Females over 21 under 25--1
Females over 15 under 21--1
Females under 15--8

MARRIED.
Males--7
Females--7

Total--42
(From Welborn Beeson Diary, Pioneer of 1853)

NEWS AND NOTES.
    Recent Talent visitors: W. M. Montgomery, Greenview, Calif.; A. F. Lewis, Medford.
    The school board has granted the use of the school building for the annual Mothers' and Daughters' Banquet, which will be given by the local Campfire Girls in the near future.
    Most wars start in April.
    Orders have recently gone forth that doggie must stay at home. Oh, hum!
    The town clock stopped the other day. It has been started again.
    Water rates have gone up "two bits." We still have the lowest rates in the valley.
    Yesterday was St. Patrick's Day. We noted no one chasing snakes.
    The younger set are enjoying the spring weather and dreaming dreams.
    There was a barn raising at Frank Smith's last week. A good dinner was a splendid inducement.

TALENT'S MODERN FOOD STORE.
RAY'S MARKET
Friday--Saturday--Monday
Corn flakes--3 pkg.--25¢
Post Toasties--3 pkg.--25¢
2 lb box Krispie or Snow Flake Soda's--29¢
Morton's Salt--2 pkgs.--15¢ Seal balloon free
Clabber Girl baking powder--2-lb. can--19¢
Peet's Washing Powder--Large pkg.--29¢
Oval Sardines--3 cans--25¢
Glacier Salmon--3 cans--33¢
Sliced bacon--29¢ per lb.
FINEST QUALITY MEATS, SKILLFULLY CUT, SAVING PRICES


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Ray's News Flashes
PUBLISHED AT TALENT, OREGON BY RAY J. SCHUMACHER
VOLUME IV NO. 13        THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 1937

JAY TERRILL, REAL ESTATE.
    Everybody in Talent and surrounding territory is glad to learn that Jay Terrill has taken out a broker's license and plans to engage in the real estate business in Talent.
    There is no citizen more conversant with local conditions and with the value of local property than Mr. Terrill. We believe his venture will prove of utmost value to the people of Talent and we wish him every success.

APRUL PHOOL!!
    Seein' as how this is April, one of the national holidays along with Hallowe'en and Valentine, it may be in keeping for us to mention some ways to properly celebrate. But on second thot--maybe not. We might get ourselves in bad for compounding a felony. So don't blame us if you slip on a banana peel or try to pick up a thin dime glued to Ray's counter. We deny all guilty knowledge of the same.

THE DAYS OF FORT WAGNER.
(Extracts from the diary of Welborn Beeson, Sr., Pioneer of 1853.)
    Ed. Note: We would like to publish all of Mr. Beeson's diary but space does not permit. However we will give a few extracts which tell of his boyhood days in Illinois.
    1852, May 11, Tuesday: About three in the afternoon I noticed a black covered wagon going toward our house. They stayed a little while. Father came to me. He told me it was two young men from below Granville. They had brought a poor slave from the Land of Bondage (South) on his way to Canada. His name is Wm. Casey. Oh, when will the laws of the United States become human enough to abolish Slavery!
    July 22: Completed my 16th year today. We intend to go to Oregon next year and I shall keep a minute account of the journey thence… There is to be a menagerie at Peru tomorrow. I shall go if nothing happens.
    July 23: We then went to the menagerie. The doors opened at half past two. In the first was an American Bald Eagle, two Northern rattle snakes, two African Leopard dogs, also an Anaconda serpent, the only known living one in North America. All for 10¢. The next was the large show in which were two large elephants, nine tigers, five lions, two very large California Grizzly bears…The third and last was a dancing performance and several excellent songs. An excellent brass band was in attendance all the time. About half past five we started home….I got home at nine o'clock, 60 cts. poorer than when I left in the morning.
(continued next week)

TALENT POOL AND CONFECTIONERY
Draught beer and soft drinks at our modern fountain.
Come in and try your favorite today.

TALENT SERVICE STATION
Always waiting to serve you with the finest gas, oils, and accessories.
Get the car ready for spring driving.

ARE WE GOING TO?
    Are we going to wait for a few more fires before we wake up and obtain adequate fire equipment, or are we going to piffle around and let the rest of the town burn up in due course of time? Unless citizens take an interest in this matter nothing is apt to be done.

TALENT NOTES.
    Mrs. Edith Cochran has been visiting at the home of her son, Elvis, in Klamath Falls.
    Harry Naugle has been elected treasurer of the D.A.V. in Medford.
    $22.00 was netted by the high school at their dance given at the city hall Saturday night.
    Mr. Zwierlein and Mr. E. Allen spent the week end with their families. They returned to Merrill on Sunday.
    Jay Terrill has taken out a real estate broker's license and will handle local and community property.

TALENT HARDWARE
New and second hand goods.
Garden seed, garden tools, house paint? Oils? Hose?
We have them for less.
House furniture, stoves, dishes.

NOTED BY THE EDITOR.
    Chief Maxwell has ordered the owners of dogs tied up!
    WHEN IS THAT CONTRACTOR GOING TO PUT OUR STREETS BACK IN THE CONDITION OF PRE-SEWER DAYS?
    It is reported that one of our best teachers is leaving us. The same old story.
    On every hand we notice slab wood from our own local plant.
    Were you fooled today?
    Mr. and Mrs. John Reed have returned to their ranch on Grave Creek.

HERE AND THERE.
    Clinton Neely was the winner of the marble tournament staged at the school last week. The premium was a fine scout knife.
    At the business meeting of the P.T.A. the teachers presented the One Act Play, "Alice's Blue Gown." Members of the cast were: La Vonne Mills, Leah Bradley, Helen Hatlelid, Ruth Ottoman, Marie Mitchell, Frances Fitzgerald, Errilla Gearhart, Mary Chambers.
    Mrs. and Mr. Don Montgomery and Mrs. Earl Withrow and daughter Earline were Medford visitors Saturday afternoon.
    Mrs. Ed Foss was seriously injured as the result of a fall last week, both ankles being sprained.
    Mrs. Howard Works left for Washington to attend the funeral of her mother who died in Seattle.
    The Home Extension Unit met at the city hall on Wednesday of last week.
    Ray Reed and family have moved to the Kramer place south of town.

SEASONAL GOODS AT SAVING PRICES. RAY'S.

TALENT'S MODERN FOOD STORE.
RAY'S MARKET
Friday--Saturday--Monday
Crystal White or P&G Soap--Giant Size--6 bars--25¢
Clorox--quart bottle--15¢
Borene--25-oz. pkg.--23¢
Sleepy Hollow Syrup--quart--35¢
Milk--Oregon--Teacup--3 tall cans--21¢
Ruby catsup--bottle--20¢
Matches--6-box carton--19¢
Toilet tissue--4 rolls--17¢

THE FINEST IN MEATS AT SAVING PRICES.


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Ray's News Flashes
PUBLISHED AT TALENT, OREGON BY RAY J. SCHUMACHER
VOLUME IV NO. 15        THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 1937

DRAMATIC EVENING T.H.S.
    Three one-act plays given by the high schools of Talent, Phoenix, and Rogue River will be presented Wednesday, April the twenty-first, in the Talent Auditorium.
    Talent is presenting "The Telegram" which shows the difficulties a telegram causes in the affairs of three young people. The cast is:
Mrs. Clinton--Jean Galbraith
Ann Clinton--June Conner
Sis Clinton--Opal Hill
Don Clinton--Dick Skeeters
Bert Jordan--Earl Vetters

FOUR-H TO SPONSOR DANCE.
    The 4-H Club #2 is sponsoring a dance in the City Hall, Saturday, Saturday, April 17. Proceeds from the dance will be used to send delegates to the 4-H Summer School at Corvallis, June 6. This is a worthy cause and should receive community support. Mrs. Stanley is in charge of this group. Supper by members at midnight.

"DAYS OF FT. WAGNER."
(Extracts from the diary of W. Beeson, Pioneer of 1853)
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
    March 13, 1853: I shot my good old cat Socrates to keep him from fretting when I am gone. James Clayton came up to spend the evening with us. He told us a good many anecdotes about crossing the plains.
    March 15: This is the last day I expect to spend in La Salle Co. for some time.
    March 16: We left the home of my birth about 11 o'clock amid the farewells of neighbors and friends. Passed through Lowell, numbers of our neighbors following us for miles. There is no telling when me may meet again, perhaps never. We arrived here at Dudley's about ten o'clock P.M. The Granville brass band played together for the last time, as three of their number start in our train in the morning, Henry Church, William and Judson Laughlin.
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    The delay in this week's issue is due to the serious illness of our editor, whom we hope to see well again soon.

TALENT HARDWARE STORE
Bamboo rakes, garden rakes, grass hooks, hose nozzles, lawn sprinklers, lawn mowers, garden seeds, ladies' canvas gloves, baby carriage--$5.00
Baby bed--$3.00, garden cultivator $3.50, 9x12 felt base rug, new, bargain $4.75.
Electric radio--$8.00

WANTED: MUSICAL-MINDED VIOLINISTS INTEREST IN ENSEMBLE WORK.
WESLEY BOYER, TALENT, OREGON

4-H CLUB GIRLS NEWS
    The Cooking 2, 4-H Club Girls are giving a dance at the city hall in Talent, April 17. We are having swing music and everybody come and swing to it.

WAGNER P.T.A.
    The Wagner P.T.A. is sponsoring a pie social and entertainment on April 16, to be held at Wagner Creek School. There will be a drawing for a quilt presented by Mrs. Maggie Goddard. Tickets on quilt may be purchased at Ray's Market or from ladies of the Wagner Creek P.T.A. The quilt is on display at Ray's Market.

SMOKE HOUSES
    Mayor Carson of Portland in his crusade against the inspection of cars and citizens at the California line takes a very selfish attitude. He forgets that California takes this means of protecting its citizens against the plague of infected fruits and vegetables, thus eliminating the expense of combating these various plagues in their orchards and fields. It is true that it does give the travelers a little inconvenience. Still, in my many trips through these stations I have always found the officers in charge very courteous and considerate. Oregon would do well to consider like precautions for its agricultural interests, rather than assume an antagonistic attitude to its sister state. California stations have proven very practical in operation, and it is my belief that it has done more good for California than harm regardless of the adverse criticism it has caused. 
    Mayor Carson's refusal to visit California's Golden Gate Celebration, because he does not want to be inspected at the state line, seems quite childish to me. It reminds me of the child who would not give a piece of candy unless his playmate would play a certain game in return for it.
    This is not a bargaining matter. We have no more right to ask of California that they dispense with their system of protection of its agriculture, than they have to ask us to dispense with our system of regulating liquor thru our State Stores. R.J.S.

TALENT POOL AND CONFECTIONERY
The finest in wines and beers, kept in the finest condition. Come in and try us today. Beer draft and bottled.
You are always welcome here.

MR. WESLEY BOYER
Accredited teacher of the violin, guitar
Terms--reasonable

WANTED TO TRADE: home in Medford for house and lot in Talent. See Jay Terrill.

WANTED VIOLINISTS INTERESTED IN ENSEMBLE WORK. WESLEY BOYER

TRY RAY'S SPECIAL DELUXE COFFEE
A BETTER COFFEE FOR LESS MONEY.

COUNCIL CONSIDERS PROTECTION.
    The city council at its last regular meeting held at the city hall decided upon definite steps to acquire adequate fire protection for Talent. Mayor Hart appointed the entire council to find costs of equipment, and means of financing costs, etc.

TALENT PLAYS BASEBALL
    Talent is now definitely at the head of the column in the county high school league. Thus far they have played three games and lost none. Eagle Pt., Central Point, and Ashland were the three schools taken down the line. The next team will be Gold Hill, to be played there, Friday night if weather conditions permit.

TALENT'S MODERN FOOD STORE
RAY'S MARKET
Friday--Saturday--Monday
INTRODUCING Ray's de luxe coffee--per lb. 19¢--None better any price
Blue Karo Syrup--5-lb. tin--39¢
Staley's Syrup--10-lb. tin--79¢
Purex--qt. bottle--14¢
Honey--5-lb. pail--49¢
Salt--8-lb. bag--21¢
FINEST IN BABY BEEF, AND FIRST QUALITY BEEF AT LOWER PRICES


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Ray's News Flashes
PUBLISHED AT TALENT, OREGON BY RAY J. SCHUMACHER
VOLUME IV NO. 16        THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 1937

TALENT NEWS
    Chas. Terrill, of Lake Creek, brother of Jay Terrill, is reported to be in a somewhat improved condition. Mr. Terrill recently suffered a stroke.
    Mrs. Frank Smith of Wagner Creek was a Talent visitor on Sunday.
    During the incapacitation of Don Hungate, who was recently injured in an auto collision, Kenton Robbins is delivering the Oregonian.
    The three one-act plays presented Tuesday of the current week, were thoroughly enjoyed by the audience. The plays were presented by students of Talent, Phoenix, and Gold Hill high schools.
    Thursday of last week as a feature of the grange lecture hour the teachers of the Talent school presented their one-act play, "Alice's Blue Gown." The remainder of the evening was given over to dancing.

THE DAYS OF FORT WAGNER
(Extracts from the diary of Welborn Beeson, Sr., Pioneer of 1853.)
THE JOURNEY STARTS
    Mar. 17, 1853: Thursday. By 11 o'clock the company was all ready to roll. We started, 11 teams in all, crossed the Illinois River at Hennepin, then across the Illinois bottom to foot of bluff where we came to camp after dark and it a-raining like everything. We thot is a bad commencement, but we got plenty of feed for the cattle, set our tent, put hay in it. We have come 9 miles today.
    Mar. 18: Started up the river bluffs. Very bad, muddy hilly roads, thru heavy timber. Came to camp near a large locust grove. Got plenty of feed for cattle. There are in company 37 souls, men, women, and children, 74 head of cattle and 12 head of horses.
    Mar. 21: Met an old acquaintance, Fletcher Royal. He is starting for Oregon in a few days. Corn 25¢ bu. Hay $4.50 ton.

TALENT POOL AND CONFECTIONERY
A place you will enjoy on these warm spring days.
Cold sparking beer, bottled and draught.

    A disgusted citizen remarks: Every time a certain poor nincompoop blows back into town the folks who have no way of locking their car begin to lose gas. Sometime we are going to take time off and put him in the city dog house.
    In the baseball game between Talent and Gold Hill the local boys continued their winning streak with a score of 5-4. Talent is now at the top of the county high school league, a position which it has held since the opening of the season.

IF YOU NEED AN EXTRA LINOLEUM RUG BETTER TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE TALENT HARDWARE'S SPECIAL BARGAIN PRICES.

GOINGS ON IN TALENT
    Mr. and Mrs. Schumacher spent the weekend in Crescent City.
    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hotchkiss of Tule Lake were Talent visitors Sunday.
    Mr. U. S. Wooten of Kansas is visiting with his son Lloyd and family.
    Earl Allen and Kermit Zwierlein from Yamsey Mt. were home for three days last week.
    Bert Simmons returned from the John Day country with a load of logging equipment for Mr. Webber.
    Mrs. J. J. Tryon is making an extended visit in Portland.
    Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Davenport of Ashland were Talent visitors Friday.
    The Talent Townsend Club met a the city hall on Tuesday of last week and were entertained by the Montana Mavericks.
    Mr. and Mrs. Harry Naugle were Trail visitors Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Clark have gone up to their homestead for two weeks.

TALENT HARDWARE STORE
New and used goods.
Chicken wire, camp stoves, cook stoves, linoleum rugs 7½x9, 9x12,
AT A GOOD PRICE.
Tie out chains 25 ft.-30 ft.
Wood cutting and logging tools.

MR. WESLEY BOYER
Accredited teacher of the violin, guitar
Terms--reasonable
Wanted, violinists interested in ensemble work.

    The students of the Wagner Creek, Anderson Creek and Talent schools have been busy the last few days taking the achievement tests. We trust that they will all indicate by their grades that they are capable of doing things. Here is an interesting answer to an age old question:
    What tempted Eve? Ans: The Raven.

GOOD SCHOOLS.
    Good schools are the most valuable asset we can place in our community. Not only from the standpoint of the future generation of citizens but also from the standpoint of every property owner. Nothing creates a more favorable impression on a prospective property owner than the knowledge that the community supports an efficient, up-to-date educational plant with a sufficient number of well-trained, loyal teachers.
    The citizens of Talent have always showed an active willingness to contribute to the support of such a plant. For the citizens knew that such contribution will bring manifold returns.
    The following story does not apply to Talent, but does illustrate what may happen when we become too niggardly in our educational expenditures:
    A son's ambition was to go to New York City. The father saw the advisability of permitting the son to do so. "Yes, son," the father said, "You ought to go and shall go!"
    Now the railroad fare to New York City was $87.65. This didn't look so good to the father. He decided to economize. He gave the son $47.25. "Now you are all fixed, my son. Buy your ticket and may God bless you." The son purchased the ticket for the distance the money supplied the fare and was kicked off the train in the middle of a barren desert.    H.H.L.

TALENT'S MODERN FOOD STORE.
RAY'S MARKET
Friday, Saturday, Monday
Peace Brand Corn--2 cans 25¢
Hot sauce--4 cans--17¢
Jello--3 packages--17¢
Tasty Beans--none better--per can--10¢
Mrs. Stewart's Bluing--2 large bottles--35¢
Bananas--4 lbs.--25¢

A CHOICE SELECTION OF FINE MEAT, REASONABLE PRICES.


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Ray's News Flashes
PUBLISHED AT TALENT, OREGON BY RAY J. SCHUMACHER
VOLUME 4 NO. 22        THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 1937

TALENT NEWS.
    Mrs. J. J. Tryon, who has been visiting in Portland, returned home last week.
    J. C. Wattenberger and sheep shearing crew, consisting of Dean Carver, Harland Lowe, Vernon Wattenburger and Mrs. Kelty, chef, returned home Monday. Alex Hayes, member of the crew, is still working in Klamath County.
    Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Mills attended the alumni banquet of the S.O.N.S., Friday evening.
    Kenton Robbins left for Pendleton to visit relatives.
    The delegates for the 4-H Club from Talent who will attend the summer school at Oregon State College are: Lydia May Baylor, Virginia Garvin, and Fay Miller. The session will open on the sixteenth of this month. 

WAGNER CREEK DOINGS.
    The Wagner Creek School held its Annual Picnic at the Wagner Creek forks on Sunday.
    Mrs. McGrew was shopping in Medford on Saturday.
    Mrs. Wolgamott is staying with Mrs. Irene Wells at Talent during her convalescence.
    Mrs. Frank Smith was a Talent visitor Saturday.
    Mrs. Wanda Works left for Van Nuys, California to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Brittsan.
    Mrs. Teresa Lowe, son Ronald and daughter Mrs. Mildred Gosset were in Talent for Memorial Day.
    A list of the eighth grade class of 1937 will be found on the inside pages.

PHOENIX BEAUTY SHOP
All work guaranteed. We have a water softener. Phone 6 F 2
Located one block Phoenix Mercan. Store
PRICES
Permanent waves--$2.00-$5.00
Special oil waves, only $3.00
Finger wave and shampoo--60¢
School girls spiral--25¢
Mr. and Mrs. O. R. Huber, Props.

TALENT HARDWARE
New and used goods, dishes, pots, pans, etc. Clothes baskets, clothes lines, washboards, wringers, tubs, boilers, clothes pins, wood cutters' supplies.

WAGNER CREEK GRADUATES.
    Harold Barr, Bob Barlow, Gladys Goddard, Joyce Hayes, Ray Johnson, Virginia Heath, Bob Keith, Audrey Lockwood, Harold Lockwood, Harold Denny Morrow, Earl Sommers, Mildred Works.
    These students participated with Talent in a community commencement program.

ABOUT TEACHERS.
(News Item)
    "It is rumored that most of the Talent teachers will leave at the close of the present year to accept more lucrative positions."
    We do not know whether the above item is based on accurate information or not. As far as we can learn, it is. Which leads to the following:
    Is Teaching a Profession, or just a Job?
    Inasmuch as it requires from 15 to 17 years of schooling to become a certified teacher in Oregon we would conclude that teaching is looked upon by our lawmakers as a Profession.
    If we conclude that Teaching is a Profession, then do we have a right to expect and demand that every inexperienced teacher who comes into our school shall grow professionally as the years pass, in other words shall be a better teacher the second, third, and subsequent years than she was the first? School Boards and Parents will answer "Yes!" to the question.
    On the other hand, does the teacher who makes such growth have a right to expect the community which she serves, does she have a right to expect that community to recognize and reward her professional growth by reasonable wage increase--or must she content herself with being placed on a flat salary schedule a schedule which places her
after two, four, six years service in the same school, on the same salary as the untried beginner, just out of Normal School?
    The people of Talent want good schools. Time and again when the test has been made they have shown this desire in no uncertain terms. We also know that the local school board is making a sincere effort to maintain good schools.
    Then why not "throw overboard" this antiquated flat salary schedule, which is a relic of the days when any eighth grade graduate could get a teacher's certificate by taking the county teacher's examination?
    In those days, Teaching was a JOB;
    Today Teaching is a Profession.    H.H.L.

TALENT POOL AND CONFECTIONERY
In addition to the finest of drinks we are now offering the best in lunches and meals served under the efficient direction of Mrs. Alpha Green. We guarantee to please you and solicit your patronage.
Meals. Drinks.

    Have you  noticed the new neon sign on the Talent Pool and Confectionery. It is placed there to inform the world that the best drinks and the best meals in the country are served there.

THIS FUNNY LANGUAGE
We say, "It is not so warm" when we mean it is cooler,
We say, "It is not so cool" when we mean it is warmer.

COMPARE OUR PRICES ON SUGAR WITH THOSE OF ASHLAND AND MEDFORD STORES, THEN BUY AT RAY'S.

SOME MORE WEDDING BELLS WILL JINGLE SUNDAY.
EVERYBODY GET READY.
N.B.: DON'T BREAK THE DOOR DOWN.

    The editor is glad to note that the State Highway Commission will resurface the Pacific Highway through the business section of Talent. That is some consolation after having his liver jolted seven ways to Sunday over the ruts and chuck holes of the street in front of his home. By Gosh, that street should be renamed "Scenic Drive." 

TALENT'S MODERN FOOD STORE
RAY'S MARKET
SATURDAY
FRIDAY     SPECIALS     MONDAY
Oats--9-lb. bag, quick or regular--43¢
N.B.C. Crackers--2-lb. box--29¢
Bulk mayonnaise--pint--19¢
Sugar--10 lbs.--55¢
Shasta Coffee--1-lb. jar--26¢

Meat Department
"CHECK OUR PRICES!"
ONLY QUALITY MEATS SOLD
Ground round steak--2 lbs. 35¢
Tang Salad Dressing--qt.--35¢
Miracle Whip--qt.--35¢


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Ray's News Flashes
PUBLISHED AT TALENT, OREGON BY RAY J. SCHUMACHER
VOLUME IV NO. 26        THURSDAY, JULY 1, 1937

ANDERSON BARN BURNS.
    Last Friday afternoon the large barn on the old Anderson place west of town was completely destroyed by fire. The building had but recently been filled with hay, and that, together one horse and sundry farm equipment, was also destroyed.
    While cause of the fire is not definitely known it is believed that it may have been caused by spontaneous combustion of the newly stored hay.
    Clarence Smith was seriously injured while attempting to sever the electric wires leading to the barn. The artery and ligaments of one arm were severed and hospital treatment was necessary.
    Owing to the lack of fire fighting equipment it was impossible to control or check the blaze.
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    Lynn Mills and family have completed moving to Medford where they will reside on Ivy Street. Mr. Mills will act as coach in one of the grade schools of Medford.
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    Miss Leah Bradley is a Talent visitor this week.

SPECIAL NOTICE
    This paper in the future will be mailed to all rural route and box holders each week. We will also maintain our regular carrier service. 
    All merchants in the Talent district are welcome to advertise in this paper.
    Reasonable rates and real results.
    Mrs. Leona Zwierlein has been quite ill at her home in Talent.
    Harry Lowe has lost most of his teeth. He can still whistle but can no longer bite.
    Main Street and Wagner Ave. are being given a coat of gravel to be supplemented by an oil dressing. When this work is completed it will be of a permanent nature. It is planned to so treat all the side streets eventually, according to the plans outlined by the city council.
    Virginia Garvin, Lydia Mae Baylor and Fay Miller who attended the 4-H Summer School at Corvallis returned to Talent last week.

TALENT HARDWARE STORE.
New and used goods at prices that will save you money.
Come in and look over our stock.
Prices marked so low that you will appreciate the savings.

PHOENIX BEAUTY SHOP
All work guaranteed. We have a water softener. Phone 6 F 2.
Located one block from Phoenix Mercantile Store.
PRICES
Permanent Waves--$2.00-$5.00
Special oil wave--$3.00
Finger wave and shampoo--60¢
School girl spiral--25¢
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Huber, Props.

    According to the Ashland Tidings a Talent resident was arrested Saturday for being drunk and disorderly. He was ordered to get out of Ashland and go back to Talent where he belonged.
    According to our records he has not shown up here yet nor does his name appear in our city directory. Maybe he was a ball player from Medford.

ABOUT FOLKS, ETC.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Montgomery of Greenview, Calif., were Talent visitors Tuesday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ray Schumacher, of Grants Pass, were calling on friends in Talent Tuesday.
    Mrs. Nellie Smith of Wagner Creek was a Talent [visitor] Monday.
    Mr. and Mrs. G. Stevens are the parents of a son born Monday.
    Among new owners of cars are Howard Works, Harland Lowe, Dean Carver, Dick Skeeters, Bill Gleims, Wayne Combest, and Lynn Mills.
    Most of the above cars are pedigreed.
    We anticipate that local repair shops will experience a brisk increase in business.
    Of late there have not been so many athletic directors from nearby towns offering seductive "propositions" to Talent High School athletes. Ye Shades of Sportsmanship! Has high school athletics come to this?
    Mrs. White and son, David, are visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hackler. Mr. White was formerly pastor of the local church.

TALENT POOL AND CONFECTIONERY
We are always at your service with cold sparkling drinks and the best cooked lunches and meals in town.
Bottled beer and wines for all occasions.

NOTICE: Stray pig at Maxwell's house. Owner please call.

CASH FOR YOUR EGGS: RAY'S MARKET.

ICE AT RAY'S MARKET

WANT ADS IN THIS COLUMN INSERTED FREE. BRING IN YOUR COPY BEFORE WEDNESDAY. THIS PAPER REACHES EVERY HOUSE IN THE TALENT COMMUNITY.

CHECK OUR PRICES WITH MEDFORD AND ASHLAND. THEN TRADE AT HOME.

    In her school essay on "Parents" a little girl wrote: We get our parents at so late an age that it is impossible to change their habits.

NEWS FLASHES.
    Most of the orchards have finished thinning.
    Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hamilton were picnicking at Jackson's Sunday.
    Among Wagner Creek folks attending the dance at the Moose Hall in Ashland Saturday were Olive Johnson, Ray Johnson, Rachel Kirby, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Kirby, Mrs. F. Smith and Bernice Anderson.
    Mrs. Wanda Works of Wagner Creek, who has been visiting relatives in Van Nuys, Calif., returned home last week.
    Carl Beeson's Service Station and cabins are being torn down to make room for the new highway.
    Mrs. Myrna Frink returned Friday from Seattle, where she has been attending her ill father.
    Mr. Maxwell of the Maxwell Food Store reports a decided increase in business in spite of the usual lull at this time of year.
    Pop (to his bright infant): "What's wrong?"
    Son (12 years old): "I had a terrible scene with your wife."

RAY'S MARKET
Specials Saturday, Sunday, Monday
10¢ Sardines--2 for 13¢
Lettuce, per head--5¢
15¢ Tuna--2 for 27¢
Grapefruit--3 for 19¢
Sugar--100 lbs. $5.19
Bunch Vegetables--3 for 10¢
Golden Heart Flour--Guaranteed hard wheat--1.49
Peaches--3 lbs.--25¢
Van Camp's Pork and [beans] 3 11 oz.--15¢
Watermelon on ice--lb.--3¢

MEAT SPECIALS.
Beef shoulder roasts--15¢
Veal roasts--12½ ¢
Pork roasts--23¢
Pork chops--24¢
T-bone, sirloin, round steak
THE FINEST MEATS, 25¢ ALL THE TIME

FIREWORKS, ICE, HOME REMEDIES, PHOTO FINISHING


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Ray's News Flashes
PUBLISHED AT TALENT, OREGON BY RAY'S MARKET
VOLUME 4 NO. 27        THURSDAY, JULY 8, 1937

WE CHANGE OUR NAME
    After being published for four years under the title "Ray's News Flashes," this little paper will hereafter appear under the heading "NEWS FLASHES."
    We are taking this step due to a feeling that this paper, which has made its place in the community, must take its place as something more than an advertising medium for our own store. Regardless of its advertising value to our own store and to those merchants whose support makes its publication possible, we hope to make it a distinct contribution--an expression of appreciation--to the community.
    In its columns we hope to publish those bits of local news which usually are overlooked in the daily press of Ashland and Medford.
    And interspersed there will be bits of humor and fun at the expense of citizens whom we know to be good sports. But remember--Our joke list is our preferred list. And no statement of this type is to be taken seriously. "We ain't mad and we don't hate nobody!"

BY REQUEST.
    A reader, who is now recovering from a serious illness, requests the republication of the following little poem which was published just a year ago. We are glad to comply with her request and we hope that she, too, will soon be able to take her vacation in the hills she loves.

      "THE URGIN'"
I'm tired of my friends,
    And tired of my foes!
I'm a-goin' out where th'
    Trout stream flows
Thru' the willer and thru
    Th' yew,
A-callin me where the
    Hills are blue.

The tang of the smoke
    And the sizzlin' pan
The coffee bubblin' in the can,
    The water murmurin and
Whisperin' soft,
    And God's own Stars,
Up there aloft!
I will come again, and I'll
Fight like Hell,
In the game called Life,
But for just a spell--
    Right now--
I'm tired of my friends,
And I'm tired of my foes,
I'm a-goin' out where
Th' trout stream flows,
Thru th' willer and thru
Th' yew,
A-callin' me where the
Hills are blue.    H.H.L.

TALENT HARDWARE STORE
New and used goods priced to save you  money. Come in and look over our stock.
A wide assortment priced so that you will appreciate the savings.

TALENT POOL AND CONFECTIONERY
Always at your service with cold sparkling drinks
and the best meals and lunches in town.
Bottled beer and wines for all occasions.

    Mr. and Mrs. Terrill of Medford have rented the Paul Quackenbush home and expect to move to Talent shortly. Mrs. Terrill is one of the newly elected teachers of the Talent school.
    Jay Terrill has taken the agency for a fire insurance company in Talent.

TALENT NEWS ITEMS.
    Miss Verna Paulson, who has been visiting relatives in Washington, returned home Wednesday.
    Mrs. Mary Kelty has purchased the Powell property on B St. in Ashland.
    Mr. and Mrs. J. Maxwell were dinner guests of Miss Irene of Ashland, Sunday.
    Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hamilton and Miss Ilona Calkins were among those attending the air show on Friday.
    The Graham sawmill is installing a new planer recently purchased in Washington.
    Miss Edna Nossler and Mr. S. Todrick were married in Klamath Falls on Tuesday. The young couple will make their home in that city.
    Wm. Hotchkiss, who purchased the Maxwell Feed Store, took possession Tuesday.
    A lot of auto wrecks result from the driver hugging the wrong curve.
    He who hesitates is bossed.

PHOENIX BEAUTY SHOP
All work guaranteed! We have a water softener. Phone 6 F 2.
Located one block from Phoenix Mercantile Store.
PRICES
Permanent waves--$2.00--$5.00
Special oil wave--$3.00
Finger wave and shampoo--60¢
School girl special--25¢
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Huber, Props.

GET YOUR LUNCH MEATS AT RAY'S MARKET.

GOOD PLACE TO GO.
    We were pleasantly surprised during a recent visit to the Phoenix Beauty Shop. We found this to be one of the best equipped places of its kind in Southern Oregon. An efficient water softener; the latest model machines, and everything that goes to make a beauty parlor what it should be. Mr. and Mrs. Huber are artists in their line, and their increasing business proves the satisfactory service that they render.
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    Many Talent people spent July 4th at Ashland and other celebrating centers. Some didn't. Others wish they hadn't. There were no fatalities here.

WHY COOK A HOT MEAL TONIGHT?
WE HAVE ICE COLD LUNCH MEATS, MATERIALS FOR SALADS AND EVERYTHING THAT GOES TO MAKE A PERFECT SUMMER EVENING MEAL. RAY'S MARKET.

    Have you noticed the improved condition of the Main Street and Wagner Avenue?

TALENT'S MODERN FOOD STORE
RAY'S MARKET
Specials Saturday Sunday Monday
Sugar--C&H--100-lb. bag--$5.19
Kitchen Queen Flour--49-lb. bag--$1.69
Bouquet Flour--49-lb. bag--$1.39
Oregon milk--4 cans--29¢
Pennant Coffee--1st grade--23¢
Kellogg's Flakes--per package--10¢
MEATS
Rib steak--20¢
Veal steak--19¢
Boiling beef--10¢
Soup bones--each--5¢
Beef roasts (chuck)--14¢
Pickled pigs' feet--3 for 15¢

A FULL LINE OF LUNCH MEATS--ICE AND SALT FOR ICE CREAM


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News Flashes
PUBLISHED AT TALENT, OREGON BY RAY'S MARKET
VOLUME IV NO. 32        THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 1937

NEWS OF DEATH BY RADIO.
    A few evenings ago, while listening to a radio program, J. C. Wattenburger of Talent heard a brief news flash telling of the accidental death of his son-in-law and daughter, Staff Sergeant and Mrs. C. E. Seckenger. The accident occurred in the officers' barracks at Honolulu, Hawaii. The building, catching on fire, trapped Sergeant and Mrs. Seckenger and both lost their lives.
    The radio flash was the first news of the sad event to reach Talent. On the following day a telegram to Mr. Wattenburger confirmed the earlier report.
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    A resident of the Wagner Creek district is circulating a petition asking for an election to vote on the question of prohibiting stock from running at large on the roads west of the S.P. tracks. The petition seems to be quite generally signed.

VALLEY VIEW ITEMS.
    On Saturday afternoon of last week a fire of unknown origin broke out in a hay stack and spread to nearby buildings on the farm of E. H. Wilson. Due to efficient help of neighbors and the assistance of members of the Ashland fire department the blaze was kept under control and did not reach the larger buildings.
    Mrs. Lulu Smith of San Diego, Calif., is visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. McCracken.
    Mrs. Wm. Glenn entertained Mr. and Mrs. Paul Taylor of Ashland Friday evening.

STREET WORK PROGRESS.
    Both Wagner Ave. and Main St. have received a coating of oil. The recent resurfacing of these two important thoroughfares has added much to the comfort and peace of mind of motorists.

TALENT POOL AND CONFECTIONERY
Cool drinks on hot days
Lunches and meals that will please you at all times.
We make it our business to please our many customers.
Try us.

TALENT HARDWARE STORE
Where you get more for your money in new and used goods.
We are constantly building up our stock and now have a fine variety to select from.

    The editor of the Tidings makes a trip to Portland and discovers that there are several new bridges on the road. We trust that he also noted the improved streets in Talent.

FRESH VEGETABLES AT RAY'S MARKET. ATTRACTIVE PRICES.

NEWS OF THE DAY.
    Mr. and Mrs. Gene Stoller of Woodburn, Oregon were calling on friends in Talent Wednesday evening.
    Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Olson, Miss Ruth Olson and Dick Kreger went to Crater Lake Sunday.
    Mrs. Ralph Householder, of Grants Pass visited with her daughter Phyllis at the Talent Camp Ground last Friday.
    Dudley Estes and Russel Parks went to Crescent City, Thursday. Dud stayed to visit with brother Charlie and wife. Mr. Parks returned home Friday.
    Principal and Mrs. Ashcraft have returned home from Berkeley where they took postgraduate work this summer.
    Fred Haddop of Central Point was a recent visitor in Talent.
    Man wants position as farmhand. Inquire at Ray's Market.
    Mateline Maxwell had her tonsils removed at the Medford hospital yesterday.
    Miss Dolores Shelton from Portland is visiting her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Tryon.

PHOENIX BEAUTY SHOP.
All work guaranteed. We have a water softener. Phone 6-F-2.
Located one block from Phoenix Mercantile Store.
PRICES.
Permanent waves--$2.00-$5.00
Special oil wave--$3.00
Finger wave and shampoo--60¢
School girl special--25¢
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Huber, Props.

WANT AD. COLUMN.
Ads in this column inserted free.
    WANTED: TO RENT Small acreage not less than three-room house. See M. E. Skinner, R 1, Box 231.
    WANTED: POSITION as farmhand. Inquire at Ray's Market.
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    This is your space. Use it to swap, sell, buy, trade. News Flashes reaches more homes in the Talent and Phoenix districts than all other papers combined.
    If you need a job or want to hire men let us know. We may be able to help you.

ETC.
    The editor spent a couple of nights at the forest camp near the Natural Bridge two miles below Union Creek. The government has recently completed equipping this camp. Good stoves, tables, seats, and even wood and kindling split and waiting. Above it all a canopy of fir trees that makes one forget the hot weather. Well-kept forest trails in all directions. Ice cold water. And the natural stone bridge, one of the scenic attractions of the Rogue River Forest Reserve. The river is supposed to contain plenty of fish, but they were on vacation when we were there.
    All the above is free and if you want a place to picnic or to rest for a few days you will find this an ideal spot.
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    No one knows what is coming next in News Flashes. Not even the editor.
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    Miss Olive Johnson of Wagner Creek is rambling around somewhere in the sagebrush of Lake Co. We don't know what the attraction is. But we have our "surmise." Let us hope she gets back for pear packing.

Friday Saturday Sunday Monday
RAY'S MARKET
ICE! LUNCH MEATS!
GROCERY DEPARTMENT
Sugar--100#--$5.39
Kitchen Queen Flour--$1.69
Bouquet Flour--49#--1.39
Coffee--all brands--29¢
Spaghetti--Penthouse--glass jars--12¢
Corned beef, Libby's--19¢
Cal-Ray Graham Crackers--2 lbs.--23¢
Snaps, Walnut, Lemon, Chocolate ½ lb--10¢
Sleepy Hollow Syrup--qt.--35¢
P&G Soap--7 bars--25¢
Gelatin Dessert--all flavors--5¢
Seedless raisins--2 lbs.--19¢

WE NOW HAVE AN AMPLE SUPPLY OF MINT JELLY FOR THOSE WHO WERE UNABLE TO SECURE A SUPPLY LAST WEEK--ONLY 8¢ PER JAR

MEAT SPECIALS
Beef Roasts--15¢
Short Ribs--12¢
Stew meat, lean, boneless--18¢
Pure ground beef--15¢
Old-fashioned country sausage--23¢
Pure smoked pork sausage--33¢


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News Flashes
PUBLISHED AT TALENT, OREGON BY RAY'S MARKET
VOLUME IV NO. 33        THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, 1937

PRESTON-LOW WEDDING.
    On Friday, August 13, Mr. Clair P. Preston and Mrs. Ethel Low slipped away from their unsuspecting friends and acquaintances and were quietly married in Grants Pass, Oregon.
    After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Preston were entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Luke Wyatt. A group of eight friends attended the wedding dinner.
    Mr. Preston, who is a registered pharmacist, recently came to Southern Oregon from Colorado.
    Mrs. Preston, proprietor of Ray's Market in Talent, is a registered nurse.
    The editor and many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Preston extend the kindest wishes to the newly wedded pair.

WANTED: Man for ranch work and to milk. Emil Schiesel, Talent. Inquire at Ray's Market.

FLASHES
    Chief Maxwell announces a "cleanup" this week. Please get your cans ready.
    Clyde Lowe of Medford is cutting meat at Ray's Market during the absence of Paul Walker.
    J. C. Wattenburger and daughter Gladys left for San Pedro to attend the funeral of Staff Sergeant and Mrs. Seckenger.
    Bill Hotchkiss is home from the hospital after having his appendix amputated. Says he is feeling fine.
    Jerine Stewart is spending the weekend visiting friends in Medford.
    Edgar Adams is picking pears for Newbry's.

TALENT HARDWARE STORE
We have a splendid assortment of new and used goods at attractive prices

PHOENIX NEWS
    According to our contemporary the M.M.T., Minnie Edwards was soaked $2.50 and costs in justice court Tuesday for n.p. of driver's license. The state police is trying to catch the rest of the Phoenix and Talent folks who don't have them.
    Miss Minnie McLoughlin and mother left recently for Greeley, Colo., where Miss McLoughlin will teach in the public schools.
    The city council has posted copies of building and sewage disposal ordinances. It will pay citizens to become conversant with them.
    The S.P. depot is sitting still,
    Across the track from Mayor Bill.
    Pear picking started Wednesday, which is quite a social event, and most of the elite are out grabbing them.
    The Newbry Orchards were the first to ship out a carload of pears this season.
    Mr. Gray and son of Washington have taken a cabin at Tame's Camp Grounds during the fruit season.
    Chief Maxwell is hauling cans, and he means business.
    The Shell Service Station is being wrecked to make a speedway for California motorists.
    A model T was parked at the side of the Talent Pool and Conf'y. store. Looked like Mrs. Smith's.
    Mrs. K. Zwierlein and Mrs. R. Burnette staged a baby show at Ray's Market recently. 

PHOENIX BEAUTY SHOP.
All work guaranteed. We have a water softener. Phone 6 F 2.
Located one block from Phoenix Mercantile Store.
PRICES
Permanent waves--$2.00-5.00
Special oil waves--$3.00
Finger wave and shampoo--60¢
School girl special--25¢
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Huber, Props.

TALENT POOL AND CONFECTIONERY
Cool drinks on hot days.
Lunches and meals at all times.
Our business: to please you.

    Main and Wagner streets are smooth-like and will remain so until some of our promo citizens finish them with an application of cleated tractors and manure wagons.
    Faye Clayton was seen patrolling up Wagner Blvd. yesterday P.M.

PRESENT, PAST, FUTURE.
    It is reported that Mr. Paul Walker, genial ass't. manager of Ray's Market, is in a hospital, convalescing from an injured knee cap. We hope that no permanent deformity will result.
    The Ashland D.T. states that Mr. Bill Boyd, efficient mayor of Talent, was an Ashland visitor last week. Why did he do it?
    Mrs. Vic Mason and children Lavelle and Leslie were taking in the business section of Ashland this morning.
    Mr. Edwin Deakin was taking in the sights of Ashland last Monday. When we saw him he was headed towards home.
    RAY'S MARKET HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF stealing one of the most efficient salesmen of a competitor. All is fair in love and business.
    Joe Stevens was seen on the sts. of Ashland, Tuesday. He reports a bumper tomato crop.
    The editor had a last roundup with an Ashland dentist today. He got a mouth full.

RAY'S MARKET
Saturday Monday Friday Sunday
Calray crackers, salted or graham--2 lbs.--23¢
Certo (limit 2)--2 bottles--43¢
Libby's corned beef--19¢
Bouquet flour--49#--$1.39
Kitchen Queen flour--49#--$1.69
Sleepy Hollow Syrup--qt.--35¢
P.G. Soap--7 bars--25¢
Coffee (all brands)--29¢
Seedless raisins--2 lbs.--19¢
Beef roasts--15¢
Pure ground beef--15¢
Stew meat--lean, boneless--18¢
Old Fash. Country sausage--23¢
Porterhouse and sirloin steaks--25¢
A FINE LINE OF FRESH VEGETABLES AT SAVING PRICES
ICE    ICE    ICE
FRESH FRUITS


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News Flashes
PUBLISHED AT TALENT, OREGON BY RAY'S MARKET
VOLUME IV NO. 34        THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 1937

HOME DOINGS.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ira C. Williams have returned to their home here after an extended trip through the Middle West, their destination being Storm Lake, Iowa.
    In addition to visiting relatives and friends in Storm Lake they visited Mr. and Mrs. Glen Martin of Lincoln, Nebraska. On the return journey Mr. and Mrs. Williams traveled thru the Black Hills and spent a few days in the Yellowstone National Park.
    Chas. Chapman is moving the Beeson cottage at the Shell Service Station.
    Delman Hurley of Valley View was a Talent visitor Monday evening. Delman has been cutting wood at Henry Kirby's.
    Somebody was looking for Earl Withrow Monday eve. Not found.

WANDERERS RETURN.
    Last week Jerine Stewart and Paul Walker attempted to steal a march on their friends by quietly slipping away to Reno, Nevada where they were married. 
    By various grapevine sources the public was quite conversant of their plans and were not deceived by announcements of "weekend visits in Medford," etc. Not even such announcements when inserted in the old reliable News Flashes could deceive said public.
    Mr. and Mrs. Walker returned to Talent Saturday and plan to make their home here.
    Seriously, we wish them continued happiness. Both are popular here and have won many friends in Talent.
    Mr. and Mrs. K. O. Lewis of K.F. visited Mrs. K. L. Zwierlein, Sunday. Mr. Lewis, a golf enthusiast, attended the Egan Memorial in Medford while Mrs. Lewis visited here.

TALENT POOL AND CONFECTIONERY
The home of good drinks and good meals.
Cool drinks for hot days and good meals for every day.

TALENT HARDWARE STORE
A fine selection of new and used goods for all occasions. Whether you are furnishing a house or going camping it will pay you to see us. We can save you money.
Trade at home.

    Geo. Eavers and John Hamilton returned from Tule Lake and were calling on friends in Talent Monday.
    Benny Babs and wife have taken apartments at Bates.
    Mrs. Paul Walker is a poison oak victim.

TALENT SCHOOL OPENS SEPT. 6.
    According to information kindly supplied by Mrs. Parthena Terrill, School Clerk of Dist. 22, the following teachers will be in charge of the school work in Talent during the year, opening Sept. 6.
HIGH SCHOOL
N. B. Ashcraft, Principal.
Miss Clara Dodson, Central Point.
Miss Elizabeth Clement, Salem.
EIGHTH GRADE
Miss Julie Sidley, Lake Creek
SEVENTH GRADE
Bernard Applegate, Ashland
SIXTH GRADE
Miss Helen Ellenburger, Ashland.
FIFTH GRADE
Miss Ruth Ottoman, Medford
THIRD, FOURTH
Miss Jeanette Gore, Medford
FIRST, SECOND
Miss Francis Fitzgerald, Central Point
JANITOR.
John Robison.
SCHOOL BOARD.
Chairman, Clarence Mathes.
Jay Terrill
Geo. Galbraith
Clerk, Parthena Terrill
    Pear picking is well under way in this district. It is reported that many growers have received $27.50 per T. for cannery pears.

RAY'S MARKET HAVE A FINE ASSORTMENT OF LUNCH GOODS.

PHOENIX BEAUTY SHOP.
All work guaranteed. We have a water softener. Phone 6-F-2.
Located one block Phoenix Mercantile Store
PRICES
Permanent wave--$2.00-$5.00
Special oil waves--$3.00
Finger wave and shampoo--60¢
School girl special--25¢
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Huber, Props.

LOCAL HEALTH UNIT.
    Met at the home of Mrs. Parthena Terrill Wednesday. This is the first meeting of the season and plans were outlined for the winter.
    The Community Club will hold its first meeting of the season at the city hall on the first Wednesday of September. All ladies of the community are invited. Mrs. Engberg is the new president.
    School will open on September 6. This will please all the younger generation who are victims and also their mas and pas.

HEARD IN TALENT.
    Somebody whistling "Red River Valley." A kid with a siren on his bicycle sounding like seven demons. A long guy playing a five-cent jews harp. Charlie Chapman's reasons for wanting the highway moved. Some scandal about a neighbor. Some advice about dentures (false teeth). P.M. Tame telling Mrs. Tame how to spell D-e-p-o-e B-a-y.

TWO THINGS WORTH SEEING.
    Mr. and Mrs. Macmahons' flower garden.
    Floyd Young's pear crop.

IT IS HOPED.
    That an effort will be made to "sell" high school students of nearby country school districts on the idea of attending the Talent High School during the present school year. The more non-high school district students we have the more money we will receive from the county high school fund. The more money we have the more teachers we can employ and the better school we will have. Other high schools of the county are taking advantage of this fact. Let's imitate them.

RAY'S MARKET
SPECIALS FOR FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND MONDAY
Happy Vale Salmon--2 cans--25¢
Golden Heart Flour--49#--$1.59
All brands coffee--29¢
Crackers--2-lb. box--23¢
Graham Crackers--2 lbs.--23¢
Del Monte Sardines--3--27¢
Tomatoes--Local--6 lbs. 25¢
Cabbage--3¢
Apples--Fine cooking--4 lbs.--19¢
ICE    ICE
MEATS
Wieners--20¢
Beef Roast--16¢
Pure Lard--19¢
Short Ribs--12¢
Choice Lunch Meats with Large Variety to Choose From
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News Flashes
PUBLISHED AT TALENT, OREGON BY RAY'S MARKET
VOLUME IV NO. 42        THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1937

THE OLD PROSPECTOR SAYS:
(Forty Nine Diggings, cont.)
    For the most part the gold was fine, ranging in size from "dust" to "flaxseed" gold, though a few nuggets of gold were found which weighed as much as three ounces or even more. Much of the gold was more or less "rusty" and would not amalgamate freely, so that after all the gold was obtainable by this means was removed from the black sand it still had a value of $5.00 to $8.00 a ton in gold.
    Ed. Note: The above constitutes the conclusion of the Old Prospector's first series of articles on the mineral resources of Talent. We will welcome more of his articles.

TEACHERS' RECEPTION
    On Thursday evening of last week the principal and teachers of the Talent Schools were the guests of the P.T.A., Grange, and Ladies' Aid. The reception was held at the city hall and many parents and patrons were present. An interesting program was rendered and a dainty lunch was served. Principal Ashcraft responded to the address of welcome.

SEE OUR ATTRACTIVE SPECIALS. RAY'S.

NOTED IN PASSING:
    Grandpa Crawford and Mrs. Susan Clayton attended the meeting of the G.A.R. in Ashland on Wednesday of last week. Both saw active service in the Civil War, Mr. Crawford in the infantry and Mrs. Clayton as a nurse. Due to their outstanding services they were honor guests at the dinner given by the organization.
    The Boyer home has many beautiful pansy plants in blossom. Those who love these old-fashioned flowers should see this garden.
    The school children received their first report cards yesterday and will be busy (for a day or two) explaining their grades to Dad.
    Mrs. Gladys Helbig left Tuesday for her home in Roseburg, having been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Long.

LOOK !  LOOK !
Free shampoo with each finger wave at the
PHOENIX BEAUTY SHOP.
(For this week only!)
Permanents--$1.95, $2.95, $3.95, $5.00
We have a water softener
Phone 6-F-2
Sunday and holidays by appointment
One block Phoenix Mercantile
Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Huber, Prop.

TALENT HARDWARE STORE
The best place to buy and sell.
Our low overhead make saving prices possible.
We have ready cash to buy what you have.

    Mr. Art Boyer and family from California spent Friday evening at the home of his mother and brother.

SEE RAY'S BARGAIN SHEET THIS WEEK. WE GIVE GREEN STAMPS.

COME!  HEAR!
"WHY DID MRS. JONES HANG HER WASH OUT ON THE LINE?"
BAPTIST CHURCH, TALENT, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24.
Young speaker…Special music. Everybody is welcome.
11 A.M. No Charge.

    The above announcement was handed us by Mr. Geo. MacDougall, who will conduct the services at the Baptist Church. Mr. MacDougall is a young man of pleasing personality, is a talented singer and musician, and News Flashes is glad to welcome him to Talent. Because we recognize the value of active churches to our community life we are always glad to print church announcements.

ONE ON EARL.
    Sad, but true, our fellow townsman Withrow is inclined to wager on sundry occasions. Recently he made such a wager with one of the matrons of Talent--and won. The subject. (deleted). The stakes--A ten cent Milk Shake.
    The lady…prompt to meet her obligations, had the exact amount, 10¢.which she had laboriously earned picking tomatoes.She had the money for one milk shake…All in Pennies, So she pasted the pennies on a nice large card, wrote a beautiful verse in the midst thereof, placed the same in an envelope with a one-cent stamp affixed.and mailed it to E.
    But here P.M. Tame showed his hand. He weighed the package and decided that 11¢ was due, so Mr. W. was forced to pay said postage arrears before he could satisfy his curiosity as to the contents.
    Well, that is all…The editor will donate a special price to someone who will point out the moral of this story. Something like "Never bet with a woman," or something.

TALENT POOL AND CONFECTIONERY
We appreciate our increasing business
We pledge ourselves to continued serving in the best of food and drinks. Come in.

ANNOUNCEMENT.
    As an added inducement to trade at home Ray's Market has become Talent's distributors of S. and H. Green Trading Stamps. The value of these stamps is known to everyone. Henceforth one stamp is given with each purchase of ten cents worth of merchandise. Many valuable prizes are offered and it doesn't take long to fill a book.
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    As a special inducement we are offering new crop beans at an attractive price. Note that these beans are not the usual run of old stuff which are decidedly hard to cook to an eatable state.

DON'T FORGET THE HALLOWEEN DANCE SPONSORED BY CAMP FIRE GIRLS. CITY HALL, OCT. 30. GOOD MUSIC, GOOD EATS.

ASK FOR S&H GREEN STAMPS WHEN YOU TRADE AT RAY'S.

    Mr. and Mrs. Roy Estes, who have been visiting brother Chas. and family at Crescent City, have returned to Talent. During their absence Mr. Fredenburg carried the mail.
    Walnut picking time is nearly here. A fine crop is reported.

RAY'S MARKET
Leaders for the Weekend!
BEANS. Lima baby, white or red--5 lbs.--29¢!!
CRACKERS Delite salted, Calray grahams 2# pkg--19¢
FIG BARS 2#--23¢
HOMESTEAD CHOCOLATE Reg. 25¢…19¢
SOAP Crystal White--10 bars--32¢
PINEAPPLE #2 cans--Reg. 19¢--16¢
CANNED VEGETABLES--NEW CROP SPECIAL DEAL--Tomatoes, Peas, Hominy, Pumpkin, Franco-Amer. Special--YOUR SELECTION--3 CANS--25¢
SWIFT'S HAM Half or whole--lb. 29¢ THIS WAS OUR MOST POPULAR OFFER LAST WEEK. WE REPEAT THE SAME.

MEAT SPECIALS
Milk-fed veal: shoulder roasts--16¢
Breast of veal  Veal stew--14¢
Veal chops and steaks--18¢  23¢


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News Flashes
PUBLISHED AT TALENT, OREGON BY RAY'S MARKET
VOLUME IV NO. 45        THURSDAY, NOV. 11, 1937

MEETING TALENT COMMUNITY CLUB.
    On November 3 the Talent Community Club held its regular meeting. The topic of the Study Hour was Chinese Civilization. This topic proved of the utmost interest due to the present Eastern situation. There was a good attendance of members and several visitors.

TALENT EXTENSION UNIT.
    The Extension Unit met at the city hall, yesterday, at 10 A.M. Mrs. I. C. Williams acted as leader. The topic for discussion was "Clothes and Accessories." At noon a covered dish luncheon was enjoyed.

TWINS.
    Mr. and Mrs. Ray Reed are the proud parents of twins, a boy and a girl, born Tuesday of last week. The youngsters each weigh four and one half pounds and are thriving mightily.
    Talent is proud of this record also and we all wish to extend our congratulations to Mother and Father Reed.

NEWS OF OUR TOWN, ETC.
    Mr. Bert Simmons underwent a major operation at the Community Hospital Thursday.
    The Talent Grange plans to give a turkey dinner on Nov. 17.
    Mrs. L. Phelan of Grand Island, Nebraska arrived Friday to visit her father, Mr. J. S. Crawford.
    Cliff Garvin's car, stolen last week, was found on the Dead Indian road. It was undamaged.
    Mrs. Art Graham, who recently was released from the Community Hospital of Ashland, has gone to Torrance, Calif. to visit her brother and sister, Dewey and Bertha Fix.
    Mrs. Riley Nyswaner, of Chiloquin, visited with her mother, Mrs. Mary Works, Thursday.
    Ed Foss is now harvesting his crop of walnuts, which promises to be a bumper crop.

TALENT POOL AND CONFECTIONERY
Fine lunches and meals
Fine drinks
Prompt courteous service
A friendly welcome
Reasonable prices

SPECIAL MEETINGS.
    November 28 to Dec. 3 special meetings will be held at the Baptist Church of Talent by the Gospel Trio. Fine talented young men interested in seeing Talent prosper. Special Music! Special Nights! Special Blessing! We invite one and all to come and help us in this work.
    Sincerely in His Service
    George MacDougall.

ARMISTICE DAY.
    Today is Armistice Day, which is coming to mean more each year to the American people. Each year the conviction grows more deeply in the souls of our people that war has no fruits but the bitter fruits of suffering and death. And today, with the world in a chaotic condition, we should firmly resolve that America must and shall keep out of any alliance that will draw us into war.

NOTES, NEWS, HAPPENINGS.
    The benefit dance given last Sat. nite (H.S.) was reported a gala affair with a rather small attendance.
    Former Principal Avans was a Talent visitor last week. While Mr. A. is getting a bit bald and slightly more rotund he wears the same cheerful grin that endeared him to so many former students and patrons. He is now principal of the high school at Chiloquin.
    Pop Goodner was a store visitor Saturday night. Pop was looking for one dozen bolts of a certain size and berated us for not carrying a hardware stock.  We offered to sell him some do-nuts which made him indignant.
    Stan Robbins is getting ready to carry on a "Mail Your Package Early" campaign. He thinks that the public needs some education along this line and so does our editor. We never receive our Xmas Cards until New Year which gives us a sneaking suspicion that they were purchased at the post-Xmas bargain counter. For our own part we don't send any at all which we consider a better plan.
    Last week (anticipating the rain) the council scraped the st. in front of our house. It is quite lob-lolly. 

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TALENT HARDWARE STORE.
New 40-lb. mattress--$7.20
Air-tight heaters--$1.80
New chairs--$1.25
Tubs, boilers, clothes baskets, washboards, and a thousand other things
to add to the convenience of your home.

COME! COME!
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
TALENT
NOV. 14 11 A.M.
"Put on the Whole Armor of God"
Special Music
COME! COME!
7:30 P.M.
"In Due Season We Shall Read"
Special Music

    The advertising columns of News Flashes are open to any reader who desires to buy, sell or exchange. No Charges. Leave copy at Ray's Market.

SOME MORE.
    Pop Goodner is advertising for a hs. keeper. Says she must be young, a good cook, and not matrimonially inclined. Her left leg must be shorter than the right (or vice-versa). Pop has a sidehill ranch.
    Pop is also breaking (or trying to break) his two-year-old gray colt. Pop alleges that said colt weighs 1600 lbs. and is big enough to work.
    Mrs. Preston, with two friends, attended the football game at Medford Friday night. She caught cold.
    The wild man hasn't been caught yet but the city police dept. is on the lookout for him.
    Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lowe were weekend callers at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Withrow Friday night.
    Mike Klimek and fam. are proud owners of a Plymouth sedan with which they expect to stay at home and behave themselves.
    The editor met sev. of his friends while in town last Sat. None of them complained about being left out of News Flashes.

TALENT'S MODERN FOOD STORE.
RAY'S MARKET
Some Week End Values
Spinach, Val Vita, #2½ tins, 2 for 29¢
Pink salmon, tall tins, 2 for 27¢
Post Toasties, 3 for 23¢
Fresh mince meat, bulk, 2 lbs. 23¢
New popcorn, white or yellow, 8 oz. bag 10¢

HOLIDAY CANDIES, JUST IN:
Cream mix, Satin mix, Gum drops, Orange slices, Regular 15¢ Special 2# 25¢

French Creams peanut brittle, Reg. 20¢ 2# 35¢
Steaks--Special--25¢
Boiling meat--15¢
Roasts--16-18¢
1¢ SALE 1¢
Northern Tissue: Buy 4 rolls for 25¢, get extra roll 1¢


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News Flashes
PUBLISHED AT TALENT, OREGON BY TALENT GROCERY AND MARKET
VOLUME IV NO. 47        THURSDAY, NOV. 25, 1937

THANKSGIVING GREETING.
    Mr. and Mrs. Paul Walker, proprietors of the Talent Grocery and Market, desire to extend the greetings of the season to their customers and neighbors in Talent and vicinity.

TALENT P.T.A. MEETS.
    Talent P.T.A. met at the school house, Friday Nov. 19, with Mrs. Clarence Mathis presiding. The program included Songs by the Girls' Glee Club, directed by Miss Elizabeth Clement; Skits of the three Senior Class plays under the direction of Miss Clara Dodson; an investment ceremony of the Girl Scouts, presented by Miss Jeanette Gore; a discussion of the topic: A Parent Looks at Home Work.
    The next regular meeting of the Association will be on Dec. 17, with the subject: An Educator Looks at Home Work, as the topic for discussion. Plans for the Xmas tree, to be held at the school Dec. 23, will be completed. Everyone urged to come.

TOWN TOPICS.
    Visitors over the Armistice Day holidays from Oakland, Calif. were Gladys and Chas. Donaldson, who were house guests of their sister, Mrs. Floyd Young, and family.  They enjoyed their visit in Oregon but thought that having to follow the snow plow over the summit on their return to Calif. a little bit too near reality--their previous experience with snow being what they had gathered from winter scenes in Sports Magazine.
    The various rooms of the school entertained with Thanksgiving programs yesterday. There will be vacation until Monday--which fact, next to turkey dinner, is the thankfullest thing that happens to boys and girls.
    The editor is thankful for a fine city council which recently re-graveled the street in front of his home.

READ OUR SPECIALS. SAVE MONEY.

A. W. WALKER
NORTH RIVERSIDE
MEDFORD, OREGON
REAL ESTATE
We have cash buyers for your home or farm.
If you are going to buy let us do it for you.
We will save you money.
No deal too large or too small

TALENT HARDWARE STORE
New 40# mattress--$7.20
Air-tight heaters--1.80
New chairs--1.25
Tubs, boilers, clothes baskets, washboards, and hundreds of other items for the home.

OUR COLUMNS OPEN.
    We always welcome and appreciate news items from local people and we wish to express our appreciation for the kindly interest of many of our neighbors in making contributions to the columns of News Flashes. If you desire to insert small want or exchange ads they will be inserted free.

WE CHANGE OUR NAME.
    Until further notice Ray's Market will be known as Talent Grocery and Market.
    The ownership of the market is now vested in Mr. and Mrs. Paul Walker, who have taken charge of the store and will give the public prompt, courteous attention.
    It is our desire to expand our business and to do this we must have the support of the people of the community. To obtain this support we must offer something in return.
    It is easy enough to say "We offer you better service, better quality, lower prices." It is not so easy to produce the evidence of having done so.
    But we have purchased this business with the determination to do just that: BETTER SERVICE--BETTER QUALITY--LOWER PRICES.
    We are going to make it worth while to trade in Talent--and to trade with Us.
    We invite you to come in and meet us and see for yourself what we have to offer. Our goods are on the shelves, plainly marked. Look them over and compare them, item for item, with prices offered by any store in the valley.
    Our meats are the best we can obtain and they are handled under the most sanitary conditions. They are cut by an expert butcher to suit your individual needs.
    Once more [illegible] BETTER QUALITY--BETTER SERVICE--LOWER PRICES.

TALENT POOL AND CONFECTIONERY.
The home of good cheer.
We all have much to be thankful for at this season.
We are thankful for our many friends and customers and we pledge to serve them well.

JUNIOR GISH INJURED.
    While riding his bicycle on the highway in Talent yesterday, Junior Gish was struck by an automobile driven by R. K. Crandall of Medford. Junior was taken to Medford. The extent of his injuries has not yet been determined.

ELTON PETRI IMPROVED.
    Latest reports from Warm Springs, Georgia state that Elton Petri has so far recovered that he is able [to] walk about a little on crutches. We are all glad to hear this encouraging news and hope that before many more months go by Elton will be with us again.

SEE TALENT MARKET BEFORE YOU SELL YOUR PORK OR VEAL.

GOIN' AND COMIN'
    Harvey Walther and son Edgar were seen on the streets of Medford Saturday. H. looked like he was thinkin' of Thanksgiving.
    There is a shortage of pennies in Talent due to the kids grabbing all of them for Christmas money.
    Bert Simmons has been released from the Ashland hospital, where he underwent an operation.
    Today is Thanksgiving. Margaret Hamilton says it seems like Sunday.
    Our city recorder Edith Cochran was also a Medford visitor Saturday. She was buying out Montgomery Ward and taking in the sights.
    The high school basket ball team is limbering up preparatory to making a name for itself. Coach Applegate is looking wise. We think he has some inside dope.
    P.M. TAME is getting ready to serve the parcel-posting public in the role of Santa's delivery boy. E. Withrow has notified him not to accept any "postage due" packages addressed to him.

RAY'S MARKET
SPECIALS FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
25¢  SALE 25¢
Lindy Corn, large cans--3 for 25¢
Crater Lake Tomatoes--3 cans--25¢
O.K. Brown soap--7 bars--25¢
Lindy Peas--3 cans--25¢
Sardines, all kinds--3 cans--25¢

FRESH VEGETABLES.
Celery, large white--10¢
Lettuce, large heads--5¢
Sweet potatoes--5¢
Potatoes, Klamath--100 lbs.--80¢

EXTRA FANCY FRUIT.
Oranges--per doz. 25¢
Grapes--2 lbs.--15¢
Bananas--4 lbs.--25¢
Dates--2 lbs.--35¢

MEATS.
Beef roasts--15¢
Pure ground beef--2 lbs.--35¢
Pure pork sausage (made from shoulder only)--25¢
Lunch meats--25¢

EXTRA SPECIALS
Bouquet flour--49#--$1.29


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News Flashes
PUBLISHED AT TALENT, OREGON BY TALENT GROCERY AND MARKET
VOLUME IV NUMBER 50        FRIDAY DECEMBER 16, 1937

NEW STORE.
    Mrs. L. W. Tame has recently opened a new business in the room formerly occupied by the Café which she has run for the past eight years. New fixtures have been installed, and a stock of ready-to-wear clothing is now on display.
    The policy of this new enterprise, according to Mrs. Tame, will be "Quality Clothing for the whole family at real money-saving prices" and you will be able to find many fine values in this new store.
    Additional merchandise will be arriving from time to time, as the stock is not yet complete. Yet there is quite a wide range of articles already for the shopper. Mrs. Tame is quite pleased with the fine response already shown from the people of the community although no advertising has been done, which shows, she thinks, that the people of this community will appreciate the convenience of having a place near at hand where they can buy clothing cheaply.
    This new store will fill a long-felt need for the town of Talent and its surrounding territory. Mrs. Tame will be glad to welcome all her friends and show them her new place of business.

NEWS FLASHES REACHES EVERY HOME EVERY WEEK.

TALENT HAPPENINGS.
    The Royal Neighbors Club met at the home of Mrs. Edith Cochran on Thursday of last week. After a covered dish lunch the ladies exchanged Christmas gifts and spent a pleasant afternoon.
    Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Long left for Merrill, Oregon, last Thursday, returning today. They visited with their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Frazier.
    The Talent Community Club held their annual party on Wednesday of last week. There were fifteen ladies present. Santa was present and bestowed many clever gifts. Delightful lunch was served by Mrs. Chas. Holdridge and Mrs. E. C. Gardner.
    News Flashes is now mailed to every local and RFD boxholder each week, thus ensuring certain delivery.

CUT RATE CLOTHING CO.
Irma A. Tame, Prop.
Offering a new line of merchandise to Talent and Community.
A PLACE TO BUY YOUR CLOTHING AT CHAIN-STORE PRICES.
We have no rent to pay and our overhead is practically nothing. Our Prices to you will reflect this saving. We invite you to inspect our stock and look over the prices.
THRIFT SUGGESTIONS.
Beautiful new spring wash frocks--79¢ and 98¢
Crepe dresses--$1.19--$1.95
Blue and gray work shirts, full cut--69¢--79¢
Cotton gloves--9¢--13¢--15¢
Gummed dipped cotton gloves, a buy at 29¢
Heavy, full-cut bib overalls--$1.19
40% wool hose, heavy--15¢
OTHER PRICES IN PROPORTION
WE INVITE YOU TO CALL AND SEE THE VALUES.

    We invite our readers to send in news items. We want to know what you are doing and so do others. We will appreciate your cooperation.

A. W. WALKER
Real estate. North Riverside. Medford.
We have cash buyers for your home or farm.
If you are going to buy or sell we can save you money.
No deal too large or small for us.

SEVERAL THINGS.
    Ask the Talent Market about the new egg deal. It will be worth your time to investigate. We haven't space to advertise it this week.
    The circulation of NEWS FLASHES this week is 310 copies, and it is read by every family in Talent and the Talent Trade Area. Its value as an advertising medium is proved by the fact that it will soon enter upon its fifth year of publication. It is about Talent and FOR Talent. Its readers never know what is coming next…Therefore they read it to find out. Ask our advertisers whether it draws trade! Merchants can't afford to spend several dollars a month, just for fun.

TALENT FEED STORE
PRICES.
Sperry Sure Lay egg mash--$2.50
Olympic egg mash--2.35
Peep egg mash--2.20
Dairy feed--1.50
Wheat--cwt.--1.70
Bran--sack--.95
Mill run--sack--1.20
Bonneville Flour--49#--1.55
Custom grinding, mixing
Full line of mashes

TALENT POOL AND CONFECTIONERY
The home of good meals and good drinks at reasonable prices.
Special line of wines and beer for the Christmas and New Year.

TALENT HARDWARE.
New 40# mattress--$7.20
Air-tight heaters--1.80
New chairs--1.25
A fine line of household items that will make ideal Xmas gifts.
We built our business by selling for less.

NEWS AND THOUGHTS.
    The news items have been pretty well crowded out this week due to the volume of advertising. However, every advertiser offers real values which go to prove that you can trade at home and save money.
    Henry Kirby announces that he has lost one bay horse, wt. 1300 lbs. He offers a reward for information. Address, Talent, Oregon.
    Henceforth, News Flashes will be distributed by mail to all boxholders, both local and RFD. If you get your mail general delivery it will be necessary to call at the Market for your copy. We will be glad to furnish you one.
    The Talent Market still gives the S&H Green Stamps with all purchases. Ask for them.
    Stanley Robbins, local RFD carrier, has issued an interesting letter of instruction for his patrons who plan to mail Xmas packages and letters. Attention to his advice will not only save the sender money on postage but will also ensure prompt delivery.  Stanley Robbins is more than just another carrier. He takes a genuine interest in his work and has made a place for himself in the community.
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    Lost: Black fur felt lady's hat. In front of city hall. If found please leave at the Talent Market. Mrs. Warren Barr.

LUMBER--WOOD
TALENT SAW MILLS, INC.
We are prepared to supply local needs in dressed and rough lumber.
Our prices are attractive. Let us figure on your bill.
F. M. M. Kean
Now is the time--to fill your shed with our mill wood--cut to stove length.
Prices:
Cedar--50¢   Fir--70¢ Tier
Bring truck or trailer and load up
Slightly higher delivered.

ADELL'S BEAUTY SHOP
77 Oak St…Ashland
Phone 5321
"ALL WORK GUARANTEED"
Shampoo and finger wave--50¢
Hot oil shampoo and finger wave--75¢
Permanents--$1.65…$5.00
Personality haircuts--35¢

VARIETY STORE
Ladies' Silk Hose--59¢ 79¢
Sweat shirts--79¢
COSMETICS    SCHOOL SUPPLIES    WATER COLORS 15¢
BARGAINS AND SMILES AT MILES.

TALENT FEED STORE
New Feed Prices
Wheat--cwt.--$1.55
Gr. Barley--cwt.--1.35
Rolled barley--sack--1.00
Mill run--sack--1.00
Ground oats--cwt.--1.40
Egg mash--cwt.--2.10
Grinding--Mixing--Cleaning
Vetch and Seed Oats.

SWAP COLUMN….
    Items inserted in this column will cost you only 10¢. No other cost until sold or withdrawn. Make inquiries for items listed to editor, H. H. Lowe.
    Gal. size glass jars, large mouth screw tops, ideal for pickles, etc. Each 15¢
    Good work horse--1500#--Sale. Trade enamel range, copper coils, fine condition, cheap.
    Uklin [ukulele?] Music instrument--60 sheets music--beautiful tone--$10.
    Motorola car radio--sale trade
    Bon Ami oil range--3 holes--$5.00
    Buck rabbit--75¢
    Singer sewing machine, drop head.
    For sale: Several varieties of pears and apples. Garden produce. F. E. Wedge. Mile west Talent School

ESTHER'S LUNCH
Delicious meals--steaks, sandwiches
Eat here for food that satisfies

BATES SERVICE STATION
We give S and H Green Stamps
Bill appreciates your trade and will save you money on all purchases.
Gilmore products

LONG'S
Cafe ….Beverage Shop
A place where you can enjoy a good meal with your family.
We appreciate local patronage and welcome you!

GLADTOMETCHOO
    Chairman next meeting, Mrs. Walter Welty. Program Committee, Lyda Mae Baylor, Lois Thompson, Agnes Lacey, Ruby Dobbins.
    David Baylor has been quite ill and under doctor's care during the past few days.
    The Keener branch of the Talent Food Store has gone hunting. He will be gone three days.

EASTSIDE BEAUTY SALON
Opal Hill    June Conner
Phone 608    610 Main MEDFORD
Permanents--from $2.00
Shampoo and finger wave--.75

CHURCH SERVICES
Sunday School--9:45
Preaching--11:00
Epworth League--7:00
We invite you to attend any or all the services.

SKEETER'S GARAGE
When trouble comes.

TALENT BARBER SHOP
Specializing in ladies' and children's haircuts.
Complete barber service.

SKEETER'S GARAGE
ACETYLENE AND ELECTRIC WELDING!
Specialists in tractor and truck repairing!
Complete repairs…any car
We carry…"ASSOCIATED PRODUCTS"

"It's the saving on every item that counts!"
TALENT MARKET
S&H GREEN STAMPS WITH EACH PURCHASE.
Cane sugar--100#--$6.43
Bouquet Flour--50#--1.45
Cascade Crackers--2#--.19¢
Clean quick soap chips--large package--.18¢
Clothes line--50 ft.--.21¢
Hollywood Coffee--2#--50¢
Hollywood Coffee--3#--72¢
Good brooms--each--35¢

MEATS
Beef roast--16¢
Lunch meats--from 20¢
Eastern bacon--25¢

SCHOOL SUPPLIES--HOME REMEDIES--TOBACCOS

TALENT'S COMPLETE FOOD STORE
TALENT MARKET
These prices effective on Saturday and Sunday only.
GROCERIES.
Sugar--25-lb. bag--$1.49
Flour, Bouquet--49# bag--1.39
Kitchen Queen flour--49#--1.69
Guaranteed Golden Heart Flour--49#--1.69
Pillsbury Hotcake Flour--9 8/10#--.49
Hot sauce--3 cans--.10
Soda crackers 2# box--.25
Crackers, soda or graham--1# box--.15
Onions--10 lbs--25¢
Christmas Candies--2 lbs--.25
Mixed Xmas nuts--lb.--.19

MEATS.
Lunch meat, bologna, wieners--.20
Beef steaks, all cuts--.24
Port steak--.20
Pork roasts--.20
Veal chops--.20
Veal roasts--.15

EXTRA SPECIALS VEGETABLES AND FRUIT
Navel oranges--2 doz. 25¢        Grapefruit, 100's--3¢
Celery, large white--5¢        Lettuce, large head--5¢
Carrots, 2 bunches--6¢        Cabbage, solid, crisp lb. 2¢
Bananas, 4 lbs.--25¢            Lemons--doz.--16¢
Cranberries--1 qt. L.M. 15¢



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News Flashes
PUBLISHED AT TALENT, OREGON BY TALENT GROCERY AND MARKET
[DATE UNCERTAIN--CIRCA MARCH 27, 1940]

TALENT FEED
WE HAVE FOR SALE…
All kinds of alfalfa seed…All kinds of clovers
Pasture seed…Field mix…Garden Seed--Bulk and package
Fertilizer…Chick feeds and mashes…Egg mash and chick starter…
AT PRICES THAT WILL MEET COMPETITION.
Custom grinding…mixing…cleaning.
YES SIR! YOU CAN ALWAYS SAVE MONEY
BY TRADING AT TALENT FEED STORE.


TALENT BARBER
Barber service for the entire family
Latest Styles!
Popular Prices!
ACME CLEANERS--Yes, we are agents!

SNEEZE WHEEZE
I sneezeee-d a sneeze into the air;
It fell to ground I knew not where,
But hard and cold were looks of those
In whose vicinity I snoze.

FINEST OF MEATS…TALENT MARKET

LONGS 5¢
[sketch of waiter serving beer]

Also meals and lunches!

GRANGE NEWS
    The Talent Grange met, March 21, and initiated four new members in the third and fourth degrees. Those initiated were: Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Kent, Mr. Eric Johnson and Mr. Earl Yaryan.
    Mrs. Geo. Hartley and Mrs. W. C. Gardner were appointed by the Home Economics Club to represent the club at the Grange fair at the Bellview Grange. 
    Following the business meeting a short program was enjoyed by all joining in a few songs, after which the Grange Lecturer, Mrs. E. S. Robbins, gave a report of her trip to the Grange Lecturers' School at Corvallis.
    The Talent Grange will give a card party next Thursday, Mar. 28, and a special invitation is being extended to all candidates so that they may come and get acquainted.
    For refreshments at the next regular meeting, each lady is asked to bring a paper sack lunch with enough lunch for two.

CHURCH NOTICES
METHODIST.
Sunday School--9:45
Preaching--11:00
Epworth League--6:30
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND ALL THESE SERVICES.

BAPTIST.
Devotional Services, Music and Services by Rev. Turnball of Ashland.
Each Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.


SKEETER'S GARAGE
ASSOCIATED PRODUCTS
Acetylene and electric welding. Skilled mechanics for all makes of cars.
Equipped for any job. See us!


VARIETY STORE
NEW SLACKS IN SPRING COLORS 98¢
Men's and women's rubber gloves--25¢

DON'T FORGET TO VOTE ON THE COUNTY SCHOOL LAW NEXT TUESDAY. POLLS WILL BE AT THE USUAL PLACES.

THE HIGHWAY GARAGE IS PREPARED TO GIVE YOU
DAY OR NIGHT SERVICE.


SNIDER'S
We supply your grocer with the finest in milk, cream, cottage cheese,
butter and soft drinks.

CALL FOR SNIDER'S … IT PAYS!

HIGHWAY AUTO SERVICE
ASK "OK" McCURTAIN
Saving Prices
…Skilled Mechanics

QUESTION: What was the bonded indebtedness of Klamath County second and third class districts before they adopted the County School Law? And what is it now?
Answer: We don't know what it was before. It is now a  million and a quarter dollars.

LETTER
Dear Editor:
    In tonight's paper [March 26, 1940] the Mail Tribune sticks its oar in, favoring the County School Law. This is an issue that concerns only the smaller towns and the county districts and not the Medford Mail Tribune.
    We note that Sup't. Cannon of Lincoln County states that in his county (which is under the County School Law) teachers' wages are higher. Is this true?
Sincerely,
Reader
    Answer: No. The directory shows that wages in Lincoln County average lower than any county in the state. As to quality, we usually get what we pay for. We think that the M.T. has acted as "father advisor" to the voters of this county long enough. We advise you to take a last minute slant at the County School Law Pamphlet, which you recently received, and vote as your judgment indicates. We are not advising you how to vote but we have made a sincere effort to expose all "bunk" which has been advanced during this campaign. The only way to judge a law is to "read it."  If you think that your school will be run more efficiently and your taxes will be lowered by turning over your school property to a county school board, then by all means vote for this law. If not, vote against it!

MORE NEWS.
    The ladies of the Extension Unit met for an all-day session at the city hall, Wednesday.
    Mrs. Vic Mason and Mrs. Chas. Long were in charge of the program in the afternoon. A covered dish luncheon was served at noon.
    Miss Irene Alcock, who graduated from the Talent High School in 1936, attended the S.O.C.E. for 1½ years and the U of O. for 1½ years, graduated from the Multnomah County Hospital, March 11.
    The city council has decided that there will be no more public dances until the lawn is in shape. This suits most of us. We can catch up on our sleep!
    Vera Montgomery and Velda Barr were out looking for mushrooms Wednesday. Their success was limited.
    About two hundred attended the Easter egg hunt at the school Sunday morning. They found several eggs.

Announcing
ACME DRY CLEANERS
We will call for and deliver in Talent and vicinity on Wednesday and Saturday
Will also pick up laundry


TALENT BARBER SHOP
Phone 363, Medford

MAXSON'S
1728 No. Riverside

WITHROWS GATHER.
    The ladies of the Withrow family gathered at the home of Mrs. Lou Maxson, on Wednesday, for dinner. Those present were: Mrs. May Withrow, Mary Earl Withrow, Mary Glenn Withrow, Mrs. Pearl Barlow.

TOWNSEND CLUB MEETS.
    Townsend Club met Tuesday night at the City Hall. After regular business the meeting was turned over to Mrs. Harriet Bates, program chairman. An interesting program was given and refreshments were served.

ATTENTION! MOTORIST FARMER
TRY OUR 24-HOUR SERVICE
Welding…Trailers…Lathes…Fender Work…Motor Tuneups
341-J-1, Medford, 1 mi. so. Phoenix
ESTIMATES CHEERFULLY GIVEN.
SEE US NOW
HI-WAY GARAGE

ANGLERS SOAKED.
    While angling for catfish near Talent, Miss Margaret Beer and Mr. B. L. Patrick, both of Medford were arrested by the State Police.
    In Judge M. T. Burns' court the pair were fined $25 each, and costs.
    It is alleged that they didn't know catfish are game fish.
    It is further alleged people will be more careful hereafter.

NEWS
    There was an attendance of sixty-one at the Methodist Easter program Sunday. The program was very interesting.
    Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hamilton entertained Mr. and Mrs. John Hamilton of Tule Lake, Wednesday.
    Neil Hawley has returned from Arizona, where he has been working.
    Mr. Alex Norris, father of Alf. Norris, passed away at his home in Jacksonville, Thursday.
    Miss Donna Stevens left for Portland Tuesday to enter a nurse's training course.
    Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Parks visited Mrs. A. J. Carroll of Trail, Wednesday.
    Dan Monn, Scoutmaster, left for Klamath Falls, Monday. During his absence Mr. Emerson Pratt will act as Scoutmaster.
    The more you trade at home the lower local prices will be. You can always save money by patronizing local merchants.

TALENT SAW MILLS, INC.
Lumber--Wood
A nice selection of lumber for local needs at attractive prices.
Let us figure on your needs.

Mill wood cut to stove lengths. Bring your trailer, car, or truck and
fill up or we will deliver.

WOOD PRICES
Fir--70¢ Tier    Cedar--50¢ Tier

BATES
We give S&H Green trading stamps.
FOR ONE WEEK ONLY
New brakes and lining for Model A Ford--Price $5.00
This includes all the labor.
Oil--Gas

ESTHER'S LUNCH
You are welcome anytime…
Good food…eat here.
Hamburgers…Plate lunch…Pie.

Wanted: House cleaning by the day or hour. 25¢ per hour.
Leave phone calls at Norris Grocery before 3 o'clock each day.
Mrs. R. Thetford.

VISIT ENDS
    Harland Lowe, stationed at March Field, Calif, with the U.S. Army Air Corps, left for March Field Thursday evening after a 45-day furlough. Harland left by train to Sacramento…where he will take a plane to March Field.

FRESH HOT BUTTERED POPCORN AT MAXSON'S.

    Bill Hotchkiss has a new Dodge.
    Dad Bates attended a party in Medford Monday night. He wouldn't tell us what kind of a party it was.
    Community Club will meet Wed. afternoon, April 3rd.
    Arlis Williams is ill at her home.

Big 5¢ Beer at Long's.

A bargain in soup at Norris.

Give your hair that tuneup with a shampoo at the Talent Barber Shop.


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News Flashes
VOLUME VII NO. 13        [MARCH] 29, 1940

"CHERRY BLOSSOMS"
    The operetta, "Cherry Blossoms," will be given Friday, April 5th, at the Talent Gymnasium. This operetta is a three-act musical comedy. There will be a number of unusual dances and clever actions. The characters are as follows: Cherry Blossom, Lydia Mae Baylor; Kokeme, Don Kerby; John Henry Smith, Jerry Locke; Henry Foster Jones, Albert Anderson; Horace Worthington, Victor Anderson; Jane Young, Virginia Garvin; Logo, Bob Keith.
    The chorus is composed of the Geisha Girls, Earlene Withrow, Barbara Terrill, Mildred Works, Mabel Reminger, Ruth Williams, Wanda Hill and LaVelle Mason.
    The American girls' chorus are Jean Perkins, Agnes Lacey, Lida Klimek, Marjorie Currie, Clara Mae Withrow, Hilda Marty, Beulah Balderstone, Helen Rominger, Gladys Goddard.
    American men are Leslie Mason, Karl Slack, Bob Leaming, Alvin Fenton and Norman Peden.
    The scenery is being painted by Victor Anderson.

MISS GRACE DeMOTT VISITS.
    Miss Grace DeMott, National Camp Fire Field Worker, visited with Mrs. Harry Lowe, local guardian, Monday. Miss DeMott was accompanied by Miss Eleanor Coombs, of Ashland.

FRESH HOT BUTTERED POPCORN        FRESH HOT BUTTERED POPCORN
MAXSON'S
Saturday and Everyday Prices
Matches--carton--6 boxes--15¢
Peanut butter, quart size--23¢
Walnuts--large ones--lb. 10¢--3 lb.--25¢
Grapefruit--doz.--25¢
Oranges--Juicy--Large--doz.--25¢
C&H Sugar--10#--56¢

MEATS.
Pork Steaks--16¢#
Skinless wieners--lb.--20¢#
Roasts--14¢#
Pork Liver--10¢#
Boiling beef--12½¢#
Sliced bacon--17¢#
Bacon squares--10¢
Fresh hot buttered popcorn.
WELL STOCKED WITH MAGAZINES        SOFT DRINKS

NORRIS GROCERY
Everything in the Food Line.
2 Pkg. Kix (1 marmalade jar free)--25¢
2 pkgs. Corn starch (Pot Holder Free)--19¢
Hominy No. 2½ Van Camp's--11¢
Dill pickles--#2½--15¢
Campbell's Tomato Soup--3 cans--25¢
Cocoa--2 lb.--19¢
Tempting Corn--3 cans--25¢
Formay Shortening--3 lb. (Egg Beater Free)--49¢
4 lb. raisins--25¢
4¾ lb. assorted jelly--50¢
4 lb. bananas--25¢

TELEPHONE SERVICE

TALENT MARKET
"IT'S THE SAVING ON EVERY ITEM THAT COUNTS."
Large Juicy Grapefruit--Doz.--25
¢
Orange--Small, Sweet, Juicy--Doz.--10
¢
FRESH VEGETABLES
Rancho Soup--4 Cans--25
¢
Crystal White Soap Chips--5-lb. Box--33
¢
Sorghum--Closing Out--5-lb. Can--45
¢
2
½-lb. Can--25¢


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News Flashes
VOLUME VII NO. 14        APRIL 5, 1940

MAXSON
SATURDAY AND EVERYDAY PRICES
Matches--6 boxes--15¢
Peanut Butter--quart size--23¢
Walnuts--Large--lb.--10¢; 3 lbs.--25¢
Grapefruit--doz.--25¢

MEATS.
Pork steaks--16¢#
Skinless wieners--20¢#
Roasts--14¢#
Pork liver--10¢#
Boiling beef--12½¢#
Sliced bacon--17¢#
Bacon squares--10¢#
Fresh hot popcorn

RESERVED SEATS FOR "CHERRY BLOSSOMS" HERE.


CHERRY BLOSSOM
Comedy Operetta
To Be Presented by Students of Talent High School on Friday of this Week.
    This beautiful story, dramatized in song and dialog, promises to be the outstanding feature of its kind in the history of the Talent High School. Students and instructors have worked long and faithfully in its preparation and it is anticipated that the parents and friends of the Talent High School will be present to support and enjoy this fine operetta staged by our own boys and girls. Even the scenery used has been painted by Victor Anderson, a junior in our high school. The editor was shown his work and can promise you a pleasant surprise when you behold the mountains and vales of old Japan.
    The leads in this operetta are taken by Jerry Locke and Lida Mae Baylor, whose talent would do credit to any school in Oregon.
    A major portion of the high school student body will participate in the choruses. The school band and orchestra will render incidental music.
    Now that we know that the people of Talent will continue to control their school, let's all come out and support this effort of our own students in our own school.

GENERAL ADMISSION….10¢….RESERVED SEATS…35¢
RESERVED SEATS ON SALE AT MAXSON'S

TALENT MARKET
"IT'S THE SAVING ON EVERY ITEM THAT COUNTS."
FULL LINE OF GROCERIES AND MEATS AT RIGHT PRICES

SPECIALS
Kitchen Queen Flour--49#--$1.39
Blue Bell Flour--49#--1.35
Drifted Snow Flour--49#--1.59
Peaches, apricots or grapes--can--5¢
ROYAL CLUB COFFEE--LB. CAN--23¢
Silk tissue--6 rolls--25¢
Morton Iodized Salt (Periscope Free)--2 pkg.--17¢
[free toy periscope in package]
VEGETABLES    FRUIT    CANDIES
Gelatin dessert--3 for 13¢    6 for 25¢

CLOSED SUNDAY

FRESHMEN IN CHAIN GANG
    The freshmen will be introduced to the "whys" and "why fors" of student body life on Wednesday, Friday and Thursday of the current week.
    The boys will wear pants (knee kind), turned wrong side out; gunny sack shirts, gunny sack shoes and plenty of makeup. They will top all this with green ribbons in their wavy locks. The girls will be attired in long dresses, no makeup, and plenty of green ribbon in their graceful braids. Both boys and girls will wear necklaces of onion bulbs.
    On Thursday both boys and girls will be clad in their current negligee--or what have you. They will also wear the aforementioned onion necklaces interspersed with cloves of garlic.
    The freshies report as follows: "Wait until next year! Every dog has his day!"
    Friday night the final initiatory rites will be consummated. If the freshies are still alive they will thenceforth be treated like human beings--provided.

CAR FOR SALE
1935 DODGE COUPE…GOOD CONDITION
FOR SALE OR TRADE
RICHFIELD STATION


BATES
S&H GREEN STAMPS--GILMORE PRODUCTS

We are glad to welcome new and old customers and it is a pleasure to place at their disposal the many services with which we are equipped.

Accessories…Gas…Oil…Tires
A fully equipped repair shop where prompt service by skilled mechanics is rendered.

JOHN GORE INJURED
    On Wednesday, while walking along the railroad right of way south of Talent, John Gore was struck by a northbound train. He was taken to the Medford Community Hospital. The extent of his injury is not yet determined.

TALENT SAW MILLS, INC.
Lumber    Wood
A nice selection of lumber for local needs at attractive prices.
Let us figure on your needs.

Mill wood cut to stove lengths. Bring your trailer, car, or truck
and fill up or we will deliver


WOOD PRICES
Fir--70¢ Tier
Cedar--50¢ Tier

IF YOU HAVEN'T REGISTERED NOW IS TO TIME TO DO SO

IT ALWAYS PAYS TO TRADE AT HOME.

HAVE YOU NOTICED BATES' SPECIAL ON CAR GREASE JOBS THIS WEEK?

TALK ABOUT HIGH WATER! AIN'T WE HAD IT THE LAST FEW DAYS?

TALENT BARBER
We specialize in haircuts for ladies and kiddies.
Complete barber service for the family.

SNIDER'S
We supply your grocer with the finest in pure milk,
cottage cheese, soft drinks and butter.

We are proud of our record.

THE EDITOR SPEAKING.
    Now is the time to eat Newtown apples. Floyd Young has some dandies.
    The old house next to the bank building will soon be a thing of the past.
    In the recent County Grade School Tournament the Talent Team made a very creditable showing. While not winning any cups, the Talent boys showed the rest of the county that there are still some basketball players left here. The editor was proud to note the sportsmanlike attitude of the members of the team. Mr. Pratt deserves a lot of credit for his work with the team.
    Talent has been undergoing some experience with wet weather. It is still leaking at time of going to press.
    Bert Simmons has been elected for another year, as city marshal.

ATTENTION! MOTORIST--FARMER
HI-WAY GARAGE
TRY OUR 24 HOUR SERVICE!
Welding…Trailers…Wood lathes…Fender work…Motor Tuneups…Tractors.
341 J-1 Medford….1 mi. S. Phoenix
NO MATTER WHAT YOU NEED IN THE LINE OF WELDING OR MOTOR REPAIRS WE ARE READY TO SERVE YOU DAY OR NIGHT.
SKILLED MECHANICS…GUARANTEED WORK

    We called on Ray and Laura Schumacher in Medford, Monday afternoon. Ray was tearing down the shed over his driveway. He came down long enough to talk to us. Ray is running for Co. Assessor on the Democratic ticket. We bet he gives his opponents a run for their money!
    Ray swears that if elected he is going to lower the assessment on some of the Talent lots, worth 50 dollars and now assessed $100. The people of Talent have put up with this hijacking about long enough.
    Sup't. Bowman will address the Talent Grange tonight, Thursday, on the County School Law. He knows all about it and thinks it is a good thing.
    It is reported that Sharkey Goddard strolled into an exclusive ladies' party up Wagner Creek the other day.

THE BIGGEST IN TALENT.
[sketch of beer stein]
LONG'S 5¢

Try our meals and lunches and meals and feel better.

NEWS.
    Townsenders met at City Hall last Tuesday night. After regular business meeting, lunch was served and a program was given by committee in charge. (You notice they ate before the prog., which we consider a good idea!)
    The local Girl Scouts gave a Bad Taste Party, Friday night, at the home of Mrs. Roy Parr. The prize for the best costume (or was it the worst) went to Agnes Lacey, who impersonated Napoleon.
    The Talent Firemen will give a dance Sat. Nite at City Hall. M.M. Hillbilly Orchestra.
    Leonard Reed was taken to Ashland Hospital last Friday for mastoid operation.
    Arlis Williams, who recently had the measles, is still quite ill from the aftereffects.
    Talent High B.B. Team is going up to Ashland this weekend and show the rest of S.O. what they can do.
    It is fun to be an editor about election time. Thank the Lord we have no baby to be kissed!

NORRIS GROCERY
"Everything in the food line."
Kix--2 pkgs.--plus 1 Marmalade bowl--25¢
Whole wheat shreds--Towel Free--2 pkgs.--43¢
Siskiyou string beans--3 for 25¢
#2½ Bagley Tomatoes--3 for 28¢
4 cans: 2 cans Franco American Spaghetti; 2 cans Franco American Macaroni--37¢
Jello--all flavors--5¢
Norris Brand Coffee--2#--41¢
SATURDAY-MONDAY SPECIALS
M.J.B. Junior Coffee--Drip or Regular--22¢
Bacon Squares--10¢
4-lb. pure lard--35¢
1-lb. pure lard--9¢
Swift side bacon--19¢
Ferry's Garden Seeds--Fresh Meats--Reasonable.

"CHERRY BLOSSOMS"--HIGH SCHOOL--FRIDAY

TALENT MARKET
"It's the Savings on Every Item that Counts."
SATURDAY SPECIALS
Drifted Snow flour--49#--$1.79
Blue Bell Flour--49#--1.30
Dr. Phillip's Grape Fruit and orange juice--3 cans--25¢
TexSun Grape Fruit juice--46- oz. can--18¢
Del Rogue Tomato Juice--46-oz. can--17¢
Carnation rolled oats--3 pkgs.--25¢
Rancho soup--4 cans--25¢
Giant Rinso--61¢
4# raisins--23¢
Tapioca pudding--2 pkgs.--11¢
Chocolate drops--2#--23¢
Any brand milk--3 cans--20¢
Cocoa Malt--Pinocchio Book Free--43¢
Blue Mill Cocoa--2# can--19¢
Union Cleaner and Sprayer--20¢

QUALITY MEATS AT REASONABLE PRICES
CUT TO YOUR ORDER.


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News Flashes
PUBLISHED AT TALENT, OREGON
VOLUME VII NO. 26        JUNE 28, 1940

MARRIED AT RENO
    June 21. Ray Hamilton and Miss Helen Coombs. Mr. Hamilton is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hamilton and Mrs. Hamilton is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Coombs. Both are graduates of the Talent High School. They will make their home in Medford, where Mr. Hamilton is an employee of Safeway.

FLOYD BURNETTE MARRIED
    It is reported that Floyd Burnette formerly of Talent is married. His wife is a resident of Sacramento.

SAM HAMILTON INJURED.
    While sawing at the mill Sam Hamilton had the misfortune to get his clothing entangled in the saw. Several severe gashes were the result.

VISITS
    Harland Lowe spent several days at home while on his way from March Field to McCord Field in Washington. The 17h Bombing Squadron, of which Harland is a member, has been transferred to this new location.

JOHN SEEKS WINGS
    John Childers has enrolled for the government flying course and will take his first lesson Monday. We hope John will qualify in a hurry and always make three-point landings.

AFTER BERRIES
    Mrs. N. Milkowski and children, and Mrs. R. M. Conley of Sams Valley were in Talent Wednesday buying fruit and berries.

CAMPS OUT
    Lucille Young attended the Girl Scout Day Camp in Medford last Thursday. She reports an enjoyable time.

CHURCH.
4 Square services, city hall, Wednesday evening.

DEMOBILIZED
    H. & Mar. Hamilton have completed the wrecking of their house on Main Street and have moved the lumber to their east side farm where they plan to build a barn of the material.

TALENT GRANGE NEWS
    The Talent Grange met in regular session Thursday, June 20, with visitors present from the Phoenix Grange. Prior to the business session the Grangers enjoyed a covered dish dinner.
    Mrs. C. E. Borg gave her report to the Grange of her trip to the State Grange Convention at Salem.
    The program for the evening was in charge of the Home Economics Club and was in honor of Father's Day. Songs, a reading entitled The Origin of Father's Day, musical selections, and a quiz contest for the men completed the entertainment for the evening.
    Because the next regular meeting night falls on a holiday the Talent Grange will not meet on that date but instead will meet with the Bellview Grange as their guest on Tuesday, July 2. The Bellview Grange is treating the Talent Grange to a wiener roast following the meeting.
    The Talent Grange will hold its next regular meeting on July 18, with Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Gardner and Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Penland serving on the hospitality committee.

NOTICE
    Young men about town, grease up the old trailer and get it in good running condition. There is going to be a wedding.

COMPLETE LINE OF FIREWORKS AT THE SIGNAL GAS STATION (JOHNNIE'S GARDEN) QUARTER MILE SOUTH OF SKEETER'S…PACIFIC HIGHWAY.

    The younger generation is warming up for the 4th. If Chief Bert should toot the sirene it would sound like a real blitzkrieg.

VISITORS
    Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Peterson and daughter Lillian and Miss Mary Fudge of Grand Rapids, Michigan, were breakfast guests at the home of G. B. Pfeifer, June 26th. Mr. Peterson is advertising manager of the Jaqua Printing Company. He is spending his month's vacation touring the West.
    Rev. and Mrs. Schneidau have moved to Medford. However they will continue to hold services each Wednesday evening at the Talent City Hall.
    News Flashes is made possible through the cooperation of the advertising merchants. We hope our readers will cooperate by patronizing them.

TALENT SAW MILLS, INC.
WOOD        WOOD
Save Now
35¢ Tier Green
50¢ Dry
These prices are "at the mill." It is easy to load your truck or trailer.
Slightly higher delivered.
We have a nice supply of lumber in stock to care for local needs.
When you buy here you are supporting a Talent industry.


TALENT MARKET
Through the doors of the Talent Market pass
THE BEST PEOPLE ON EARTH
OUR CUSTOMERS
Fresh meat cut to order--lunch meats
Vegetables--Fresh Fruits--Home Remedies
"HOME BAKERY BREAD AND PASTRIES"

IT'S THE SAVING ON EVERY ITEM THAT COUNTS
ICE                            ICE                           ICE

MAXSON'S
Saturday and Everyday Prices
Steaks--Porks--16¢
Sliced bacon--lean--17¢
Beef roasts--15¢
Pork roasts--15¢
Wieners--19¢
Pow Wow Cleanser--can--5¢
Water softener--2 lb.--25¢
Furniture polish--Pitkin's--Reg. 50¢ can--25¢
Window cleaner--tube--25¢
S&W Tea bags--20 for 20¢
Cream corn starch--2 packages with dish holder--19¢
Young berries--very lowest prices

HOUSEHOLD GOODS FOR SALE
Washing machine, good condition
Electrical appliances
Sewing machine--Chairs--Many other household goods

CALL AT VETTER'S ON THE NEW HIGHWAY
ABOUT ONE MILE SOUTH OF TALENT.


LONGS
Try Our Hot Weather Lunches

The biggest [sketch of a beer stein] in town--5¢

SKEETERS
ASSOCIATED PRODUCTS
Fill 'er up? [sketch of gas pump]
Complete equipment to repair any car. Competent mechanics.
Welding, Electric/Acetylene.

Tractor and truck repairs

"GILMORE PRODUCTS"
SERVICE "99" GARAGE
Expert Body Refinishing….Welding and Motor Repairing.
24-Hour Service--Ring Bell Night Service.

    The Wagner Creek patrons of Ed Robison's line are complaining and asking that Ed be placed on a private line. It is alleged that Rusty is responsible.
    The Rapp boys are considering buying a new car. On the new car they have ordered a horn with enough notes to play the national anthem.
    A lady on railroad avenue has registered a complaint against the village foxtails. She states that she started four runs while picking them from her silk socks.
    A young man of Wagner Ave. entertains himself by stretching under a tree on the school campus. Nearby he parks his ten-dollar car with its thirty-dollar radio--the radio tooting at full blast. Too bad he can't rig up some kind of electric fan to hook onto the contraption.

LUNCHES FOR HOT WEATHER AT LONG'S.

TALENT BARBER SHOP
[sketch of heads of father/mother/children]


NORRIS GROCERY
Everything in the food line
Fruit jars, lids, caps, rubbers, and everything for your canning needs.
Jam Jell for Jelly Making, ½-pint bottle--10¢
Miracle Whip--quarts--35¢
Miracle Whip--pints--23¢
ASHLAND GROCETERIA BREAD--2 LOAVES--15¢
Lunch meats of all kinds at reasonable prices--sliced to order
4 pounds pure lard--35¢
1 pound pure lard--carton--10¢
Good bacon--25¢
Bananas--4 lbs.--25¢
Tomatoes--3 lbs.--23¢
ASSORTED DRINKS….ICE COLD
FRESH VEGETABLES
MELONS…MELONS…MELONS
(PUBLIC PHONE SERVICE)        [sketch of winged delivery service]

VARIETY STORE
4 sta-curlers--10¢
Shinola--white or black--10¢
Hind's Almond Cream--10¢
Krinkle ribbon--5 yds.--10¢
Fine tooth brushes--15¢
Garters--5¢
New snoods--29¢
Best wishes and shower cards--2-5¢   

TALENT CAFÉ
(Hazel and Ole)
Open at 6 o'clock a.m.
We serve breakfast, full dinner
Lunches
Hot Meat Sandwiches
Ice Cream 20¢ pint….Cold Drinks

    Our professor walked into the barber shop and sat in a chair next to a woman who was having her hair bobbed. "Haircut, please," ordered the professor.
    "Certainly," said the barber, "But if you really want a haircut would you mind taking off your hat first?"
    The customer hurriedly removed his hat.
    "I'm sorry," he apologized as he removed his hat and looked around, "I didn't know there was a lady present."

ICE COLD POP AT NORRIS'S

FIREWORKS!
A Complete Assortment at Lowest Prices!
JOHNNIE'S GARDENS
Signal Station--quarter mile so. new highway     [sketch of firecrackers bursting]

EKERSON PAINT & ROOF STORE
Pabco Products
Time payments for remodeling
Wall paper    Asbestos siding
Phone 243    38 South Bartlett
Medford

RICHFIELD STATION
[sketch of driver approaching station]

At the intersection--north
Open 5 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

EVERYDAY PRICES
New potatoes--3¢
Watermelons--3½¢
Oranges--dozen--22¢
Lemons--dozen--27¢
Tomatoes--8¢--2 lbs.--15¢
Dry onions--4¢
Fly spray--Pleasant odor--Pt. 22¢    Qt.--38¢
Schilling's Coffee--27¢

JAR LIDS
Economy--19¢
Reg. Mason--10¢    28¢
Wide mouth Mason--16¢-34¢
ICE COLD CANDY BARS--COLD POP--GROCERIES

CHURCH NOTICES
METHODIST.
Sunday School--9:45
Preaching--11:00
Epworth League--7:00
You are invited to attend all these services.

FOUR SQUARE
Preaching at city hall each Wednesday evening, 8 o'clock.
A cordial invitation is extended to all.

BERRIES FOR SALE:
Logans and raspberries--25¢  You pick.

Andrew Briner's--Wagner Creek
25¢ crate.

BATES
S&H GREEN STAMPS--GILMORE PRODUCTS
Acetylene and Arc Welding
Expert Service
Get Our Saving Prices
If it can be welded, we can do it.
We can also save you  money on batteries, tires and oil.

TALENT FEED
See us for berry cups and crates. We can save you money! Yes Sir!
We also stock hay salt, stock salt, binding twine, sack twine--at saving prices!
CHICK AND TURK FEED
SPECIAL NOTICE:
We are prepared to trade first quality hay for stock of all kinds.

Cut out the middleman's profit--we will both save money.
When cheaper first quality feed is sold Bill Hotchkiss will sell it.

MIDWAY GARDENS
Mrs. M. O. Stewart, Owner
Rooted Plants. Large variety to select from.

175 VARIETIES OF CACTI--10¢-15¢ EACH
PERENNIAL SNAPDRAGONS--20¢ DOZEN
1½ MILES S. TALENT, NEW HIGHWAY--OP. LOG CABIN INN


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News Flashes
PUBLISHED AT TALENT, OREGON
[CIRCA OCTOBER 25, 1941]
TALENT SAWMILLS, INC.
WOOD--35¢--50¢    Green    Dry a Tier
AT THE MILL YARD
Bring your truck, car, or trailer and load up. Now is the time to lay in your wood supply. Delivered at slightly higher rates.

A NICE SUPPLY OF LUMBER--TO MEET LOCAL NEEDS--LOW RATES.

LONG'S "On the Highway"
"The biggest 5¢ beer in town" [sketch of beer stein]

Have you tried our meals and lunches?
If not, now is a good time to bring your party or family.
You will be surprised at the saving.
MAGAZINES


DELTA'S BEAUTY SALON
Ashland, Oregon
Formerly "Kay's"
Machineless Permanents--$5.50 and $6.00
Shampoo and finger wave--75¢

SKEETER'S
STOP!!! On the highway [sketch of policeman with hand up]
Associated Products
 Expert repairs for cars, tractors and trucks. Welding.
How about…Motor tune up?

    The W.S.C.S. of Methodist Church will hold a week of Prayer and Self-Denial program in church Friday, October 31 at 2 p.m. All are invited to come.
    Virgil Burnette, formerly of Talent, is a Radio Tech Sergeant in the Army.
    Robert Burnette is a corporal in the Army.
    Tim is in the Army in the Jefferson Brks, at St. Louis, Missouri.
    Try a grease job at the Richfield Station. Everything is furnished. Do the job yourself for only 40¢!!!

"Carnival Happenings"
    Vera Montgomery being gypped at the wheel of fortune. She not guessing the right number.
    Prof. Barrett making one Basket out of 10 throws.
    Bernice Anderson trying to drive nails but hit the board instead.


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News Flashes
PUBLISHED AT TALENT, OREGON
VOLUME VIII NO. 19
       MAY 16, 1941

MRS. GUY HAMILTON HONORED
    A birthday anniversary and Mother's Day dinner was given in honor of Mrs. Guy Hamilton, who celebrated her 63rd anniversary on May 11.
    Those present were Mrs. Viva Saltmarsh and Mrs. Maude Poole of Applegate, Mr. and Mrs. Nicodemus of Talent, Mr. and Mrs. R. Smith of Phoenix, Mr. and Mrs. L. Hamilton of Medford, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hamilton of Talent, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hotchkiss of Talent, Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Burnette of Talent, Terry and Leannis Burnette, Mrs. Dora Black and daughter Anita of Ashland, and Mrs. Mary Higgins of Talent.  A number of neighbors and friends called during the day to extend greetings to Mrs. Hamilton. She received many lovely gifts.

SMITH-GROSSE
    Mr. Alva Smith of Talent and Miss Viola Grosse of Ashland were married at the home of the bride's parents in Ashland, on Sunday. Rev. Dawes of the First Baptist Church of Medford officiated.
    Mrs. Smith was gowned in a dress of lovely pink lace and her attendant, Mrs. E. McGrew, wore green silk. The home was decorated in roses. About thirty guests were present.
    Mr. and Mrs. Smith departed for a wedding journey to Idaho after the ceremony. They will make their home in Talent.

GLADIOLA FARM.
    Mrs. Dora Smith, who has made an outstanding success of gladiola bulb production, has planted six acres of choice varieties this season. You may find Smith glads in a majority of the seed stores of Southern Oregon.

NEW CITIZEN.
    Mr. and Mrs. R. Ditsworth are parents of a baby boy, dubbed Norman Albert. The young man was born May 11, at the Sacred Heart Hospital. He will make his home on Wagner Creek.

SENIORS TO EAT TURKEY.
    The P.T.A. will serve a turkey dinner to the members of the senior and junior classes Friday night at the school. After the banquet the junior and senior prom will be held in the gym.  All high school students [portion cut off]

LARGE SENIOR CLASS.
    What is said to be the largest senior class in the history of the Talent Schools will graduate on May 29th. Members of the class are Lydia Mae Baylor, Dorris Currie, Mabel Rominger, Ruby Dobbins, Marie Schuler, Tharon Hill, Earl Sommers, Bob Keith, Karl Slack, Virginia Keith, Lois Thompson, Leda Klimek, Dorris Williams, Agnes Lacey, Mildred Work, Audrey Lockwood, and Bennie Morrow.
    The class motto is "Rowing, not Drifting."
    Class colors, Crimson and White.
    Class Flower--The Rose.

MISS CLARK HONORED.
    Miss Edith Clark of the Talent School was honored Tuesday evening by the lady members of the faculty and by the wives of the local school board. Miss Clark will be married in June to Mr. Thomas Mountain of Hawaii.
    A mock wedding ceremony was performed in which Francis Fitzgerald acted as the groom, while Mrs. E. Jonas was the officiating minister. Mrs. Geo. Hartley was the lovely bridesmaid. The sweet bride, Miss Clark, carried a beautiful bouquet of fresh garden vegetables. The ring ceremony was used, the emblem being a beautiful doughnut prepared by Mrs. Karl Baylor. Mrs. Roy Parr acted as ring bearer. All performed their parts with ease and grace and the bride-to-be learned much.
    Present were Mesdames Roy Parr, Karl Baylor, Jay Terrill, E. Jonas, Geo. Hartley and the Misses Francis Fitzgerald, Jeanette Gore, Edith Cord, Guy Nelly Powell, Mary Bugar, Jean Larson, and Edith Clark.

HOME SWEET HOME.
    James Thanes and Sammy Hamilton of Ft. George Wright, Spokane, were home on a three days furlough. Not much time, but the boys enjoyed their visit.

ALL KINDS OF MAGAZINES AT LONG'S

TALENT SAW MILLS, INC.
WOOD        WOOD
[sketch of a sailboat]
35¢ Tier    $1.00 Cord
AT THE MILL YARD
Bring your truck, car, or trailer and load up. Now is the time to lay in your wood supply. Delivered at slightly higher rates.
A nice supply of lumber…to meet local needs…attractive prices

LONG'S
"The biggest 5¢ beer in town"
Have you tried our meals and lunches?
If not, now is a good time to begin!
Bring your party or the family.
You will be surprised at the saving.
ON THE HIGHWAY

SKEETER'S GARAGE
Associated Products
We specialize in electric and acetylene welding.
Fully equipped to care for any car or tractor repair job.
Our prices are attractive…
We employ only skilled mechanics.
ON THE HIGHWAY


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News Flashes
PUBLISHED AT TALENT, OREGON
VOLUME VIII NO. 4[7]
       NOVEMBER 19, 1941
[sketch of Pilgrim man and woman, gun, pumpkin, turkey]

THANKSGIVING
Aunt Lilly thankful because she has some new clothes pins.
Bill H. thankful for the lucky paddles.
Harry Lowe thankful for not finding a vacant seat at the institute.
Jay Terrill says he's thankful that he isn't in Europe.
Mr. Parks is thankful that he still has a good appetite.
Mr. Norris is thankful for his good health.
Riley Nyswaner says he is not thankful for a darn thing in the world.
Vic Mason said he was thankful for his long underwear on these cold days.
Mr. Comfort is thankful that he is not as poor as he was last year.
Ben Anderson is thankful for a lot of things.

TALENT WOMAN DIES SUNDAY
    Florence May Barrick died at her home in Talent at 5:25 p.m. Sunday, November 16. She was 50 years of age at the time.

BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
Dec. 12 Prospect at Talent
Jan. 9 at Eagle Point
Jan. 16 Sams Valley at Talent
Jan. 20 Talent at St. Mary's
Jan. 23 Butte Falls at Talent
Jan. 30 Talent at Prospect
Feb. 3 Eagle Point at Talent
and etc.

COMINGS AND GOINGS
    Mrs. Glover of Portland is visiting her sister, Mrs. J. J. Tryon.
    Mrs. Donart is visiting at the home of Mrs. Meda Fox.
    Dexter Russell will spend Thanksgiving with his parents at Twin Rocks, Oregon.
    Charles Skeeters and some of his logging crew, spent the weekend duck hunting in Klamath County. They brought home lots of ducks.
    Almena Dobbins spent three days last week visiting in Los Angeles, California.
    Mr. and Mrs. Steve Waldon of Oakland, Calif. visited Mr. and Mrs. Riley Nyswaner for a week. They returned to their home Monday.
    Mrs. E. B. Huson and family moved to San Francisco Tuesday, where she will make her home.
    Mr. and Mrs. Roland Parks of Sprague River are visiting with his parents Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Parks.
    J. J. Tryon was taken to the Community Hospital in Medford, where he is seriously ill.
    Cecil Hartley and Harland Lowe flew over Talent and the valley Monday taking motion pictures.
    Mr. Vern Decker received a head injury Friday when a peeve [peavey?] fell on his head. He was hospitalized for two days.
    Mr. and Mrs. Sam Hamilton and Mr. Putman returned from a month's trip to Wakefield, Kansas. Mr. Hamilton said Oregon looked mighty good.
    Lida May Baylor is spending the week in Grants Pass visiting.
    P.T.A. will meet the 28th in Room 8 at 2:30 at the school.

NORRIS GROCERY
Everything in the food line.
[sketch of a finger with string tied around it]
Sweet potatoes--Celery
Cranberries--Green peppers
Cauliflower--Cabbage
Lettuce--Grapes
VEGETABLES FOR YOUR THANKSGIVING DINNER
Fresh fruits--Nuts--Candies
Canned Sweet Potatoes--Del Monte--23¢
Sweet Potatoes--new--lb. 12¢
Peas--3 cans--29¢
Corn--3 cans--29¢
Pumpkin--3 2½ size tins--29¢
Cranberry sauce--17¢
Pineapple--all sizes
Mincemeat bulk--lb.--15¢
Mincemeat jars--28 oz.--30¢
FRESH MEATS
"CLOSED ALL DAY THANKSGIVING"

THE CHURCH PROGRAM
November 23, 1941
9:45 A.M. Church School
11:00 A.M. Worship Service
Sermon: The Bible--The Log of Life.
6:30 P.M. Youth Fellowship
7:30 P.M. "Not Dead but Sleepeth"
Thursday 7:30 P.M.--Church Board of Education meeting

RICHFIELD STATION
One Stop Station
Gas        Gas
At the intersection north of town
Drive in and give your car a grease job, everything furnished for only 40¢
We carry a full line of groceries…tobacco…candy…pop
FILL UP YOUR TANK FOR THANKSGIVING

If  you want to buy a shirt, see Albert Andersen!!
Karl Baylor has taken to bike riding for exercise.
Mr. Bates is thankful that he is able to get around.
Raymond Morris is thankful that he has his tire and wheel back.
Smitty is ill with the flu.
New Flashes wishes everyone a happy and prosperous Thanksgiving.

ANDERSEN'S
TALENT GROCERY AND CONFECTIONERY
LOW PRICES
COURTEOUS SERVICE

WE WILL BE OPEN THANKSGIVING DAY

Choice Groceries…Fresh Meats…Vegetables
Dressing Bread…Fresh Cakes & Pastries
Cranberries…Fresh and Canned…Prices right.

Large ripe olives--1 qt.--40¢
Condensed mince meat--2 pks.--25¢
Powdered sugar--3 lbs.--25¢
Brown sugar--3 lbs.--25¢
Sweet potatoes--4 lbs.--25¢
Del Rogue Pumpkin--Special--large can--10¢
FOUNTAIN SERVICE
Large variety of fresh candies…Latest Magazines
New shipment of home remedies--Greeting Cards
Stationery in attractive boxes
ASK FOR OUR DISCOUNT TRADING STAMPS AND SAVE….

BATES
GILMORE PRODUCTS            S AND H GREEN STAMPS
We are always ready to serve our friends and customers in any way pertaining to their car. Come in and see us, no matter what your car needs.
Prompt service, saving prices.
Tires……John Sloan, Mechanic….Accessories
FOR THAT THANKSGIVING TRIP WHY NOT TRY SUPERIOR GILMORE GASOLINE!!!!

TALENT CAFE
Open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
BREAKFAST        BEEF STEW        SHORT ORDERS
PLATE LUNCHES    HOMEMADE PIES    CHILI
"FULL MEALS"            WE STRIVE TO PLEASE
HAZEL AND OLE

MRS. BERNICE ANDERSEN IS CELEBRATING HER FIRST YEAR IN BUSINESS IN TALENT. DURING THIS TIME MRS. ANDERSEN HAS MADE MANY FRIENDS IN TALENT IN THE SOCIAL AND BUSINESS WAY.

TALENT SAW MILL
WOOD    WOOD
35¢ Tier Green and 50¢ Dry
THESE PRICES ARE "AT THE MILL"
It is easy to load your truck or trailer.
Slightly higher delivered.
We have a nice supply of lumber in stock to care for local needs.
When you buy here you are supporting a Talent industry.

SKEETER'S
Associated Products        On the Highway
Expert repairs for cars, tractors and trucks. Welding.
First quality accessories for all cars and at the lowest prices.
How about a motor tune up?

DELTA'S BEAUTY SALON
Formerly "Kay's"
Ashland, Oregon
Machineless Permanents--$5.50 & $6.00
Shampoo and Finger Wave--$.75

LONG'S
"ON THE HIGHWAY"        "THE BIGGEST 5¢ BEER IN TOWN"
Have you tried our meals and lunches?
If not, now is a good time to begin! Bring your party or family.
You will be surprised at the savings.
Magazines.

COLLEGE CLEANERS
Ashland, Oregon
Leave your packages at the Talent Confectionery and Grocery Store.
We pick up on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at Andersen's.
Pants, skirts, sweaters, blouses, etc. cleaned and pressed--25¢
Men's suits, plain dresses and coats--50¢


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News Flashes
EVERYBODY READS NEWS FLASHES
VOLUME X NO. 16
       APRIL 16, 1946
TALENT, OREGON

WM. BRUIN
    William F. Bruin passed away at the Ashland Community Hospital having suffered a stroke, recently.
    Mr. Bruin has been a resident of Talent and Ashland during the past 32 years. For many years he was road supervisor in this area. During the past four years he has been in very poor health. He is survived by his wife, Hattie, and his sister, Mrs. Mary Purcell of Round Hill, Virginia.
    Services were held at the Litwiller Funeral Home this afternoon, Rev. Geo. Schuman officiating. Interment was in the Mountain View Cemetery.

HIGH SCHOOL TO PRESENT
"CINDERELLA O'REILLY"
    The students of the Talent High School will present the comedy "Cinderella O'Reilly" at the school gym next Friday April 23. Admission will be 25¢, 55¢, and 75¢.

CAST OF CHARACTERS
Maggie O'Reilly--Margaret Egan.
"Sweet sixteen, a roguish little Irish orphan."
Forest Arnold--Herb McClain
"Decided cynic. A young American author"
Jimmy Braydon--Bradley Wood
"Always with Forest. His mechanic."
Lord Cyril--Darrel Hanna
"An older sophisticated man."
Willard Wood--Lee Garrett
"An older society man."
Judith Bohne--Joyce Newton
"About 25. Beautiful. Trying to buy her way into the upper bracket."
Chang Fu--Joan Bouldin
"A Chinese servant."
Granny Bohne--Jean Avery
"Judith's grandmother, who does a lot of reminiscing."
Alice Haight--Virginia Peters
"A young sub-deb. A dumbbell."
Gene Frayme--Francis Sullivan
"A blasé, sophisticated debutante."
Author of Play: Ted and Virginia Maxwell
Directors: Flora Stokee, Ruby Messenger

    The Lions Club plans to present an informative report on the "consolidation issue" in the near future. This should be of value to the public.

NEW PROPRIETORS, TALENT HARDWARE
    Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Scharfe of Glenburn, North Dakota have purchased the Talent Hardware Store from Mr. Ralph Reed. Mr. Reed and Mr. Rob't. Hutchinson will continue with electric supplies, plumbing and the distribution of Shasta pumps. They will also offer installation service in these lines.
    Mr. Scharfe, who has had experience in the hardware business in North Dakota, promises the public the same courteous service that Mr. Reed has given in the past.

COMMUNITY CLUB YOUTH COM.
    The following ladies of the Community Club have been appointed members of a joint Community Club-Lions youth committee.
    Mrs. Gertrude Ottinger, Mrs. Winnifred Mason, Mrs. Margaret Mathes and Mrs. Mae Lowe.

TO CLOSE SUNDAYS
    The O.K. Café, which has been closing on Tuesdays has adopted a new schedule. After May 2 the O.K. Café will be open on all days except Sunday. It will be closed on Sunday.

SMALL FARMS COUNCIL
    Talent Small Farms Council held its meeting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. McKelly of Talent, Tuesday night. Marion Christensen, county demonstration agent, spoke on housing and remodeling plans. Art Wisner, chairman, conducted the meeting. The next meeting will be held at the Plaza Café, Ashland, May 11, at 8 o'clock.

LIONS TO VISIT
    The regular meeting of the Lions, scheduled for next Thursday, April 22, will be postponed and all members who can will journey to Gold Hill to attend the Presentation of Charter Ceremonies of the Gold Hill Club. All local Lions and their ladies are invited. The Charter Night of the Talent Club will be held on the evening of May 15.

FLASH! On Tuesday evening the Ashland School Board indicated that it did not favor permitting Talent to consolidate with the Ashland district.

TALENT LOCKER GROCERY
WE HAVE A FEW LOCKERS AVAILABLE--RESERVE YOURS FOR THE SUMMER MONTHS NOW.
S&H Green Stamps
Sat    Sun
QUALITY SAVING
Oranges--2 doz.--43¢
Lemons--doz.--30¢
Beans, Red Mex--lb.--17¢
Tomatoes--Del Rogue--lge.--27¢
Eggs, large fresh ranch--doz.--44¢
Soup Rancho--can--10¢
Bacon slab--lb.--65¢
Peas--Inland Valley--can--¢
Cleanser, Powow--8¢
Tomatoes, Del Rogue--small--12¢
Kidney Beans, Joan d'Arc--can--14¢
Soup, Lipton's noodle--3 cans--29¢
Orange juice, Standby--1 qt. 14 oz.--32¢
Yellow Tail Fish, Palomar--30¢
Peanut Butter, Dennison--pt.--38¢
Spaghetti, Golden Grain--13¢
Grandma's Molasses--qt.--42¢
Dog Food, Timberline--3 cans--29¢
Boon Household Cleanser--qt.--13¢
Duz--Super-suds--Par--39¢
Joy Muffin Mix--15¢
Fudge mix--27¢
Zoom cereal--whole wheat--23¢
FRESH PRODUCE

WELCOME
TALENT CLUB
[sketches of horseshoes nailed open-side down]
You will always find a friendly welcome waitin' you here.
Any time is a good time to visit us.
Beverages served    Packaged to go    Candies    Tobacco

TALENT CAFE
[sketch of two Irish caricatures talking]
"Let's go to Parkers for lunch!"
Home-cooked meals
Home made pies
Sunday dinners $1.00
Weekday plate lunch--60¢
Short Orders    Soft Drinks    Lunches
Jumbo Milkshakes
Closed Wednesdays
 
MALT SHOP
REFRESHIN'!
Malted drinks, milk shakes, sundaes, mixed just the way you like them.
A real booster after school or work.
How about a special sandwich and a cup of fresh coffee?
We have some swell candy bars, too.
MAGAZINES    SCHOOL SUPPLIES

FRIENDS CHURCH
Pastor, Irwin P. Alger
Sunday, April 18
10:00--Bible School
11:00--Worship Hour
6:30--Christian Endeavor
7:30--Song and Praise Service
Tuesday, April 20
7:30--Youth Night
Wednes., April 21
7:30--Prayer Meeting
Thursday, April 22
7:00--Monthly Business Meeting
Sunday, April 25
BEGINNING OF REVIVAL SERVICE

BOULDIN MOTOR SERVICE
Special Deal--$14
Any Chevrolet
Valve grinding including
Gaskets, Refacing of valves and seats
Complete tuneup
DELCO BATTERIES    BRAKES RELINED
WHEN YOU STEP ON THE BRAKE DOES IT--?

Printed and monogrammed stationery for Mother's Day. Nothing can be more appropriate for Mother. Order now while stock is complete. Priced to please.
NEWS FLASHES, 109 S. 2ND ST.

ADVICE ON YOUR PAINT PROBLEMS AT
VALLEY DECORATORS

OK CAFÉ
Featuring Merchants Lunch
65¢
Breakfast Till Noon
BIG SLICE PIE 15¢
[sketch of a pie slice on a plate]
CLOSED TUESDAY
HOME MADE PIES
Order to Take Home

CUSTOM FARMING
[sketch of man on a tractor]
Gardens a Specialty
PLOWING    DISKING    HARROWING
MODERN EQUIPMENT
No job too big or too small for us
Our rates reasonable, work thorough
Phone 7769 Ash.    109 W. Wagner St.
CANNON & SON
Herman Cannon    Carlton Cannon

THE PRICE OF LEAD HAS GONE UP
So it stands to reason that
BATTERIES WILL SOON FOLLOW
If your car battery is old and may need replacing soon it will pay you
Bring in your old battery and
SEE FOR YOURSELF
Let us analyze it with our new machine. You can see for yourself.
SHELL GASOLINE    PREMIUM GASOLINE
TIRES, TUBES, ACCESSORIES
SHELL STATION
Dale Momany    Prop.

IT'S "ACME"
BETTER CLEANING
Three-Day Service    Daily Pickup
MOBIL STATION

LAWN MOWERS REPAIRED AND SHARPENED
TALENT GARAGE

POP'S TRADING POST
Pair of youth beds, complete with mattresses and springs.
Breakfast sets, newly painted
$35 Wrench set, (socket), Bargain kitchen sinks (two)
2-wheel trailer, 16" good tires
On Highway 2 mi. South of Talent

LOST
Billfold with coin purse. Brown. Lost in telephone booth at Talent. Keep money. Mail billfold with papers or leave at TALENT MARKET
Fayetta McDowell

CUSTOM TRACTOR WORK
Plowing    Disking     Leveling
JOHN M. GAST
R. 2, BOX 262        PHONE 21264
3 MI. ABOVE TALENT ON WAGNER CREEK ROAD

Archie Owens has recently enlisted in the navy. A party was given in his honor Thursday evening.

24-HOUR FILM SERVICE AT THE MALT SHOP.
IN TODAY--BACK TOMORROW

  
Last revised February 12, 2024