Rogue news. (Ashland, Or.) 19??-????, December 03, 1971, Image 1

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    Counter-Culture Emphasizes Locally-f.lade Crafts
By Larry Taylor
"We're here to serve the peo
ple." This comment by Colleen
McCabe, of the Ashland People's
Food Co-op, amply sums up the
purpose of several stores in Ash
land. The Food Co-op is located at
88 N. Main St. It features a var
iety of organic food products.
Raw milk, pure fruit juices, yo
gurt, fresh fruits and vegetables,
and cheeses are sold. These are
made without the use of presev
atives or other chemical addi
tives. The Bulk Grain Room holds
large quantities of all sorts of
grain. The Co-op keeps a fresh
stock of all foods. Almost any
thing at the Co-op could be
found, for higher prices, at health
food stores.
Lifetime membership in the
Food Co-op costs J5.00. Mem
bers receive a 10 discount on
all purchases. Anyone may vol
unteer to work in the store.
There are no paid store workers
at the Ashland People's Food
Casi Del Sol
Next door to the Co-op is
Casa Del Sol. This shop sells
pottery, knits, candles, and re
lated items. Owner John Con
nors does most of the pottery
work. His wife makes candles,
Dena Dierker sews. According
to Miss Dierker, the products
sold at Casa Del Sol are "all
locally done stuff."
Students Will Attend Model
Democratic Convention
A week before the Oregon
Presidential Primary, students
from all over the state, including
about 40 from Ashland High
School, will converge on Port
land for the Model Democratic
Presidential Nominating Conven
tion. Students will attend the
three-day convention to learn
how a presidential candidate is
nominated at the real conven
nominated at the real conven
tion next summer.
Organizational Meeting Held
Mr. Leybold and Mr. Kro
minga, both U.S. History teach
ers, are the advisors to this pro
gram. They are very enthusiastic
about the convention and en
courage interested juniors to sign
An organizational meeting of
interested students was held the
22nd. About 65 students attend
ed and initial committees were
organized. Interested students
were charged with a two dollar
fee to help cover early expenses
Mr. Leybold, a U.S. History teacher, is one of the advisors of the
Model Democratic Presidential Nominating Convention program.
People who do macrame or
knitting are invited to display
their works on consignment.
However, Miss Kierker stated,
"It has to be pretty fine stuff."
Connors gives classes in pot
tery. Interested persons may call
him at 482-5443. Also, Casa Del
Sol sells all necessary raw ma
terials for candles; wax, scented
oils and dye.
Sun Cycle Shop
Adjoining the Casa Del Sol is
the Sun Cycle store, owned by
David Davis. Davis says that his
shop will be carrying French
Mercier and Japanese Crystal ten
speeds. Five - speeds will be
stocked soon. Davis will also do
some bicycle repair work.
Rare Earth
Rare Earth, at 15 N. Main St.,
has been in Ashland since last
winter. It is planning to move to
37 N. Main, and will be renamed
Proprietor Matt Frey Sells
records, pipes and assorted
smoking paraphenalia, books and
magazines, posters, shirts, shirt
patches, incense, candles, Levis,
water beds, and leather goods.
A full-time leather craftsman Pro
duces a variety of hats, purses,
belts, and other items.
The old Firestone store, at
25 E. Main St., houses two shops.
Nimbus has small wooden shop
like enclosures, all contained in
a large garage-style door. The
atmosphere is that of a village
such as newspaper subscriptions
and other incidental expenses.
A specific state will be as
signed to each school which at
tends. It will be the duty of the
delegates to learn as much of
their state's policies and needs
as possible. They must also be
come familiar with the stands
which the major candidates are
taking on important issues.
Because the convention will
be held a week before the Ore
gon Primary, it is expected that
several important dignitaries will
attend. Senator George Mc -Govern
has already accepted and
requests have been sent to other
The convention will be held
in the Portland Memorial Colise
um May 17-19, 1971. This con
vention has been endorsed by
several state officials.
A follow-up program will be
held next fall so that the Dele
gates can share their experiences
with the rest of the school.
Leather works, candles, jewel
ry, and leaded stained glass are
sold at Numbus, which opened
last July. Three people are in
volved in running the shop. They
make almost everything that's
sold at Nimbus. One of the
three. Ken Fox, pointed out that
the work is done in the store, "so
the public can see it."
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VOL. 19, NO. 6
Faith Healer Cures Supernatural!)
The main attraction in Ash
land during the Forties and
Fifties was a "Miracle Woman"
by the name of Mrs. Susie Jessel.
People would flock to Ashland
from all parts of the country to
be healed by her.
Mrs. Jessel was a faith-healer,
a person who heals people by
merely touching them. Her power
is allegedly due to her faith in
Mrs. Jessel moved to Ashland
from the South were she was
born. She had travelled over
much of the country before
arriving here in 1932. Mrs. Jes
sel first discovered her unusual
powers when she was about six
teen. She didn't begin to "heal"
people on regular basis until she
was 37.
Assembly To Feature Gypsy Group
The Pulika Gypsy Caravan
is scheduled for a National As
sembly appearance at Ashland
High December 8.
The Pulika Gypsies are billed
as "The most fiery, florid, furious
musicians you are ever likely to
hear, or the saddest, most souflul
of balladeers" by the National
School Assemblies Agency.
The family is originally from
Servia (a now-defunct contry
Village Faire
The Village Fair adjoins Nim
bus. It features scented soaps
and shampoos, incense, greeting
cards, candles, pottery, and
other artwork.
Chain and variety stores fail
to meet many of the needs of
the people. They tend to be
The Ashland People's Food Co-op sells variety of organic foods at
lower prices than do health food stores. AH Co-op clerks are
volunteers who work without pay.
Ashland High School, Ashland, Ore.
Soon after Mrs. Jessel arrived
in Ashland, news of her fantastic
powers spread rapidly. People of
all walks of life would come to
Ashland to be cured. Paupers to
millionaires would bring their
maladies, everything from a se
vere itch to deadly sleeping sick
ness, and be healed by Mrs.
Jessel's treatments.
Doctors who studied her tech
nique had mixed beliefs. Some
believed that she was "accom
plishing much good for those
who had faith in her." Other
doctors had ventured that a
woman without medical training
"could not do such things," and
that it was all "mind control."
Mrs. Jessel replied to this by
saying that it did not matter
whether the patient had faith
in the Balkan area of Europe).
There, the father was a prince
in the Lowaria Gypsy tribe.
Since coming to North America,
the Pulikas have toured Canada
and the United States.
The Pulika family is sched
uled to replace Attila Galamb,
who will not be able to come to
Ashland because of a serious
large and impersonal. They often
overlook the aesthetic (pottery,
candles, leather goods, unusual
records, and so on) or the basic
(pure, organically - grown foods).
The increasing number of small,
independently owned and run
shops seems to indicate a grow
ing emphasis on personalization
of human market relations.
Fri., Dec. 3, 1971
in her or not. They had been to
specialists who pronounced them
incurable so why should they
put their faith in an "Oregon vil
lage healer." Nonetheless, she
has cured all comers, even those
given only days to live by spe
cialists. Ashland High's
Math Team
Ripped At Meet
The Ashland High School
team of the Southern Oregon
Math League hosted a meet here
Tuesday, November 30.
The Southern Oregon Math
League consists of teams from
Medford, Ashland, Grants Pass
and Phoenix. The League is a
math-oriented competitive organ
ization. The League's purpose is to
"create additional interest" and
"instill competition in the area
of mathematics", commented
Mr. Keith Garrett.
At the first meet. held at Med
ford High School, Ashland team
member Berk Palmer tied for a
top position.
Ashland students besides
Palmer who participated in that
meet were Ray Bart ley, Jeanne
Hoadley, Vicki Kirsher, Dennis
Leybold and Roger Rio. The
team acquired some new mem
bers for the November 30 meet.