Ashland tidings. (Ashland, Or.) 1876-1919, August 19, 1919, Image 1

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Reciprocity Watchword
In Southern Oregon
If Ashland residents. want to know
Just how they are regarded by tour-
imits fyid visitors whp come Into
this city, let them read the follow
ing from thb Portland Telegram
written by a member of the stair n usm "ere aim nave mo garags
correspondence In a recent Issue: Jnian" look over the differential; 1
- "Heard about It, have you? Well.jthlnk there Is something loose In It.
it' right out that road and you, can t
miss It; there's a big bunch there
ahead of you. Shoot right along and
. stay as long as you want, You never
wear out your welcome here. See
you later, stranger." That's what
the auto tourist Hears when he ar
rives in Ashland and asks where the
auto park is located. And it isn't
taffy; it's the straight unvarnished
tnifh Th lawn wants him to Star,
find enjoy himself in one of the "test
sylvan auto perks an'd tourist camp
ing' grounds in all the West. :
Southern Oregon's Way ,
' ' California has to look to its laur
els,, for what Is true In Ashland is
true, except for the supremacy of
th) park in Medford, Grants Pass,
Roaeburg, Eugene, Albany, and right
on up the state. Dut especially Is it
true In Southern Oregon, where a
brand-new principle, has been work-
lnl lne "me-irayeo purases ui war bonnet to the oldest resident,
welcome that have expressed the kn0Ws where the park is, the near
host's morfr ar less sincere greeting. ! egt road thtere from any given point,
For the English language is only Bo!and anything else the tourist wants
large and it has been used for ait0 know. Atfd thera thp
vfcry long time welcoming the trav
eler, who existed In this ,worfd be
fore the English language had a
meaning of its own. , .
Southern Oregon Is going after
the tourist. And tbe tourist Is be
ginning to like the method that if
being used, which Is reciprocity.
. Without putting, It la so many
words, or without hinting . at all'
that it Is expected to be observed
that tWe town has put Jtself to .con-
siderable expense and trouble to
teake him comfortable, the tourist ,
gathers that impression. What does
he do? He reciprocates.
Tourist Also Helps
It may be his senrfs of fair play or
it may be just that he is nice and
comfortable up there In Ashland's
Lithla park, where natural llthla
water is flowing all around, where
a brook spIasWed by his tent, where
a sulphur grotto gives him another
brand for the evening cocktail, where
the walks are electrically lighted t i
night, where gas plates are provided
lor the wife to do the cooking on,
where a dozen other things contrib
ute to his enjoyment of a life that he
Finds Rogue River
Valley Pleasant
"Ashland, Grants Pass and Med
ford, Ashland especially, are cash
ing, in on the tourist athe result
of a defined policy of fair treat-
meat," states a staff correspondent
of the Portland Telegram on his re
cent visit to this valley with., the
National Editorial association.' "Cra
ter Lake gives Ashland and Medford
a big share of the routed tourist
travel, altho many coming from the
north, go to the lake via thb Gold
Hill road out of Grants Pass. The
up-and-down coast traffic is Equal
ly distributed between the three,
the auto camp at Ashland, by far
the largbst and most convenient In
the state, taking care of 40 parties
Dightly., Those preferring hotels to
auto camps drift on a ways further
to Medfortl if north bound or stop
over therti If south, bound. Grants
"Pass and Ashland hotels, however,
have nothing to complain of, as they
have been consistently hanging up
the sold out sign all the season..
"Ashland with Its wonderful llthia
, springs and sulphur springs; its big
Llthla park, as large as the town it
self and as large as many cities ten
. times its size can boast of, Its sul
phur plunge and the auto camp with
with gas rang.38 and other conven
iences, including telephone booths,
for use of tourists, is reaping a har
vest of permanent residents. This
season a half dozten of the auto par
ties lingering for the week at the
auto camp have decided the live
wire community is good enough for
them and now own homes in Ash
land and boost Ashland as if they
were always residents.
intends to be care free and trouble
less as long as he can make his va
cation hold out.
So he says to wife, says he:
"Mln, oh, Min, we might as well
. a i chii i uuu wim miucit, euner
might have that fixed up. What
d'ye say?"
"Gee, this gas plate is some dif
ferent tliatt (stewing over a wood
fire. An' I like the plunge down at
the sulphur baths; did you try
them? I'll go downtown and get a
oasKei or two oi gruu so we can
M"' "t the week, and we can stock
II rt na-aln am wa InAii
"J " '".7.
There you are; It's a little more
help for the follow that helps you.
Ami Ashland sew it and put In more
real money and hard work making
iC pleasant for the auto tourist than
many a city a dozen times Its size
has believed it profitable to Invest.
Not only is the ltve wire bunch
down at the Commercial club back
ing the auto park forfait they can
scrape together to sink Into it, but
everyone In town from the youngster
with his wooden sword and feathered
welcome and the proud question:
"Heard about it,, have ye."
Ioe Not Forget Anhland '
Well, It's a matter of reversal of
the usual tourist motto. Not so long
ago the unprotected tourist ' was
plucked like'a chicken in a cyclone,
and if he limped home on four rims
he. bad a good vacation and no kick
coming. His motto then was "God
helps them who help themselves."
.Now his motto might wen be, "J
ought' to" help that guy along; he's
been mighty good to me"
It's live and let live an'd some bf
the towns, far down into the north
ern interior of California, are find
ing the fame of Ashland taking away
their pet resources of revfenue. Th
good news travels fast and the road
camp news is reviewed at each camp,
the name of Ashland standing bright
ly forth in the reviewing.
Out at the camp from six to eight
autos of long-time campers are to be
found evbry dixy. Some days there
are as high as a dozen. The rest
have drifted on for a run north to
return later and stay a day or so
more before hitting the homie trail.
"One of the attractions Ashland
offers is Its Chautauqua building In
which Is the largest stagte west of
the Mississippi."
Ashland Elan Got
Elks State Office
Ashland Lodge, No. 944, B. P. O.
E., will be represented among' the
state officers who wlere newly elect
ed for the coming year at the state
convention heM In Klamath Falls
last week.. This is George W. Owen,
who received the election to the of-
nee or third vice priesldent. The
officers elected for the state asso
ciation at the business meeting were
as follows: President, Harry S. Al
len of Portland; first vice president.
R. Alexander of Ptendleton; second
vice president, Thomas S. Harvey of
Marshfleld; thirds vice president
George W. Owen of Ashland; secre
tary, James D. Olson of Oregon City;
treasurer, C. A. Haydon of Klamath
Falls.. The trustees electled were E.
J. Stewart of Roseburg; Pat Mahaf
foy of Bend, and Solln Eberhard of
. Salem was chosen as the next con
vention city for 1920, while March
field was unanimously endorsed at
the place for the 1921 convention.
After a spetech by I. E. Vlnlng of
Ashland the delegates, went on rec
ord unanimously as favoring tele
graphing Unified States Senators Mc-
Nary and Clmmlrlaln In behalf of
six hundred Americans held In mili
tary prisons In the United States.
Bend to have new $65,000 Catholi-:
hospital, i
Orchards Are Coming
Into Their Own
Claude C. Cate, plant pathologist
of Jackson county, has mado the
statement that It Is a good sign that
the banner year for Rogue Rlvter or
chard production falls on the high
priced fruit yeai For this reason
thousands of dollars will roll Into
the pockets of the orchardlsts, which
In turn will go into Improvements
and will Insurte future production on
a correspondingly large scale.
According to Mr. Cate twenty
thousand acres of bearing orchards
In Jackson county this year will pro
duce 1500 carloads of fruit The
production In order of Importance is
pears, apples, peaches, apricots,
prunes, plums and berries. For sev
eral years past a series of reverses
have hurt the fruit production In
this valley to such an extent that
fruit raising had been given a bad
eyte, but this year the valley has
come into its own and the faith of
those who developed the big orchard
areas will be repaid In full with n
single year's crop.
. Orchard managers report that
they can use more help, not only
during the picking and pecking sea
son now starting, but thruout the
year. The young orchards coming
Into bearing are gradually increas
ing their yfeld annually, and will
demand more attention yearly as
this Increase grows. ' Women are
needed In the orchards picking the
fruit and In the packing houses,
while men are being engaged to do
the hieavler orchard work, such as
handling the boxes . and haullnt
them to the packers. For the next
three months the orchards in the
Rogue Rlvler valley will be a hum
ming hive of Industry, v
Ashland Han Lost
Auto in Big Fire
Benton Bowers, Sr.,- was among
the 'unfortunate lks In Klamath
Falls to lose his automobile by fire
last Thursday night, when the gar
age In which a large number of
cars wtere housed during the Elks
convention in session there, was
burned. TWa building destroyed
was a large two-story brick struc
ture containing the Martin Broth
ers' garage. The fire was caused
by the explosion of the gasoline
tanks in thje garage. Members of
the fire department were assisted
by several hundred Elks who rush
ed Into the burning building and run
out more than 50 cars which wterej
stored in the garage. A Medford
car waa also burned.'.. ' -
Laundry Passes
to Hew Management
Beginning Monday the Ashland
Laundry Co., succeeding the Fisher
Laundry company, began Its reign
with Fl. E. French, formerly of Kal
spun. Montana, ine proprietor as
manager. For the present, t.
French will conduct the business on
practically the same lines as Hhe
former management, but later it is
his intention to branch out largely
in progressive lines as the business
outlook presents intelf. Mn. French
1b a laundryman of nineteen years'
experience, and Is much pleased
with conditions In. Ashland and the
surroundliig community, which ho
regards as a particularly fine field
for building up and maintaining a
first-class laundry business. Asso
ciating with him will be his son,
Ralph Frtonch, also of Kallspell, who
will arrive here with his wife In a
few days.'
Paving Being Laid
On Pacific Highway
Work on the Pacific highway is
progressing in good shapte and with
ordinary luck the actual paving will
be rushed along. The latter part of
the week saw the first "hot. stuff"
laid on ,the Siskiyou section, and
this wefek the machinery Is running
along smoothly in operating the pav
ing. It is expected that a good Btrlp
will be completed before bad weath
er stops progress this fall. . ,.-
Marshfleld. E. A. Smith mill to
be operated on three shifts.
Ashland Houses Are
Practically FUIed
It Is practically impossible to find
furnished houses and apartments In
this cltyj according to the housing
bureau that has recently betea estab
lished by the Ashland Commercial
club. Fall does not promise to bring
aAiy alleviation of conditions, as
famlllen are coming to glve.4lat has occurred hore for several!
tli'elr children the advantage of tho
Ashland schools which open for the
fall term September 8,
In addition to temporary residents
a market! Increase In the numbbr of
newcomers who are here to stay has
been noticed and, according to a
real t statie man, five times as much
property hus changed hands
summer a during any like period
In the lat seven years. Four vis
itors who Intended to stay only over
night at tli) Litlila park auto camp
the past i week have remained and
are negotiating for property.
California Concern
1 Buys Timber Tract
Another sale of Northern Califor
nia pine timber announced last week
Is the transaction by which E. S.
Collins, Portland lumber manufac
turer, wno came tiiire a year a?o
from Cowlitz county. Wash., will
convey the title to 40,000 acres In
Lasseu county. Cal, to the Califor
nia Fruit Growersl Supply company
of Los Angelca. Tho tract crulsea
approximately 700,000,000 board
feet of choice sugar pine and a rela
tively small quantity of fir and ced
Tn consideration to be pai!
Mr. Collins declined to disclose. Hu
left Friday for the South to com
plete the deal, haxins been definite
ly Informed by the purchasers that
they are ready to close the transac
tion, iflklch will provide for pay
ments covering a period of 10 years.
Mr, Collins' understanding Is that
the puefialng4 company Intends to
eomrnVncB .Immediately thh manu
facture of lumber, part of which will
be box shooks for use by Southern
California fruitgrowers. Susanville,
which Is Just east of the Collins
tract, Is eager to be chosen as the
manufacturing point.' The tract lies
between Eagle Lake and the prop
erty of thle Red River Lumber com
pany. It is adjacent to a Southern
Pacific branch line and the Western
Pacific's branch line to Lakevlew
Bishop Preached
At F.L E. Church
Bishop Matt Hughes preached at
the Methodist Episcopal church on
Sunday last. The Bishop has lec
tured twice at our Chautauqua, so
our people knew something of his
eloquence; but In sermonizing Is
where his real power shows. He has
a style resembling Bishop Mclntlre
one of the greatest of the Meth
odlst Bishops and la graceful and
forceful. Ag an analylst he is con
vlnclngi. His text was that superb
epitome of human worthiness given
by Paul in his letter to the Gala
ilans, "But the fruit of the spirit
Ib love, Joy, peace, longsuffljrlng,
gentleness, goodness, faith, meek
ness, temperance."
. Thie Bishop said the fruit of the
spirit Is the real mn-Mhe inward
and the outward, the whole being
In his relations to his fellows. If he
does not show in his dally walks and
acts the requisites laid down by
Paul, then he is not what he should
be for his own good and for the
good of otherB.
The auditors carried awaj a viv
id picture of the true llfo an In
delible Impression of the words of
Paul, which should be the determi
nation of every man and woman..
In loplc and oratory Bishop
Hughies Is worthy to stand with tho
great Mshops of the Methodist
church. None . but great preachers
or young mett Bhowlng tho sure
sbeds of greatness are ever chosen
for bishops in thlB exalted church
one of the world's most potent In
fluences. ,
Forecast for the period August IS
to August 23, 1929, inclusive. Pa
cific coast state ' Generally fair;
normal temperaUifr.
Fire Destroyed Much
Property Last Night
Ashland was visited last night by removal of furniture and the soak
one of the most disastrous fires Ing with water.
t tin v . m it., mi .1
years. . The fiHa took the Planing
mill on B street, a residence adja-l
cent belonging to Mrs. Victoria tents of Mr. Smith's barn was also
MIckelson and a barn belonging toj'liurned Wlth tho ; building. Mr
E. F. Smith.' Besides tWese build-1 Young's loss Is about $1000.
ilngs a large amount of lumber In
the mill belonging to several citizens owned by George F. Damon, but had
of the city was virtually destroyed, recently passud into the hands or
while practically all this (residents! Ben U Delsman. Both Mr. Dob-mam
in that vicinity suffered some losa'and Mr. Damon's loss Is consider
from their buildings catching flro'able. The latter had about 13.0t)0
nd trees and gardens being scorched
by the terrific Waat. The entire loss waa burned, together with other vai
ls upwards of 110,000. liable property Other losses lnc'
The fire was first discovered dent to the flrt were 25,000 feet of
shortly before 10 o'clock and wai J lumber belonging to M. C. Llnlnger.
burning fiercely In the mill. On ac-,1500 feet belonging to Carson &
count of the extrteme dryness of the ( Fowler, and 15,000 feet bolongtu
I umber and Inflammable stuff D. Perozzl. Th building carried
the-structure It was no time until 'a small Insurancet
the whole building was a mass of jl It Is not known how the fire start
flames, and the fire department ed, as both Mr. Delsman and Mr.
turned their energies toward savin? Damon had been working In the niilfl
adjacent buildings. As It was the until lute, and there was no fire- o
liomes of Mrs. MIckelson. E. F. I spark's about the plant whllo they
Smith. W. Jw Dougherty and other! were there. The loss Is not only &
along Oak street were on fire sev- great one to the people Interested
oral times, and the Inmates carried but will We a blow to the eommuulty
out their furniture In preparation as this Industry was engaged im
for the worst. They were saved, turning out considerable box shook.
however, with practically little loss,,
save that that attends the hastily
Grants Pass Loses:
Weed Is Next Victim
Grants Pass came again last Sun
day.. In fact they cams several timet
across the home plate ten in all.
Ashlahd also did quite llttlo
coming home In an uphill fight aud'at a preliminary rowing Thursday..
finally, demoralized the visitors to
a tune of seventeen to ten.
It was the kind of gam's the fans
like; lots of hitting, lots of running
and lots of baselmll of every brand.
Anyone who didn't get his full mon
ey's worth was looking for some
thing that Isn't Included In or out
of the baseball rule book.
And the way the local lads came
from behind, Grants Pass having I
them seven to one In the third in
nlng, but gradually losing the lead
and finally going clear up In the air
In the eighth.
Ted Hill, who was lurted away
from his pear orchard down by Con
tral Point long enough to spend the
afternoon with us, was the bright
particular star of the day. He caught
a wonderful game and got five hjta
out of six 1 1 tries at bat which Is go
ing some. Lilly, on the other hand,
had the off est kind of an off day
and struck out three times, getting
only one measly hit. All of the rest
of the boys got one or two, Pelouse
got three and Mclntlre, the latest
addition to the Ashland aggregation,
heaped the horsohlde over Into tho
Ifelf-alf for a homer in the eighth.
Mclntlre played a speedy garni) end
Is a welcome addition to the local
Wilson was on his toes and played
a better all around game than he has
yet this season but couldn't seem to
get the stuff on the ball that he had
on the last "at. home" for Grants
Pass. lib waa touchod for ten hits.
The home guard got nineteen so ev
erybody was satisfied except Berlss
and Coleman who pitched for the
Just why two teams who can play
game like that 2-0 match two
weeks ago, should buot loose with 1
mixture like Sunday's, is one of th '
mystortas of baseball. In fact it li
Just this uncertainty which makes,
baseball the greatest game In tho.
world1. But the averago onlooker
preferred the last' gamo so why
should wo wondor? .
Next Sunday Weed will come up
to Ashland. Ed Anthony, probably
the host bush twlrler in California,
is pitching for the lumbor town
team. He Weld' Vreka to a couple of
scratch hits and struck out fourteen
men last Sunday.1' The locals aro
putting In some hard licks this week
and will be ready for the Callforn
iana. Orfe or two weak spots will
Ire patched up and with Sunday's hit
and error fost off their chests the
home boys ougjit to do some real
' ; '
uiLiirc, uucupicu UIU I1UUBU near-
the mlli and he ,ogt ppactlcaIly
everything h possessed. Tho con-
everything ho possessed.
The planing mill was formerly
; feet of fine lumbhr In the mill whtala
product In great demand at tht
Young Men Held
For Starting Fires
Charles Drexllsr, James Johusonp.
and David Smith, three young meik
of the Butte Falls district, were held-,
to the grand Jury by Justice Taylor-
on the charge of starting fires lit
that district. The chargo waa
brought by T. M. Talbott, federal,
forestry service examiner, who In,
his affidavit charges that on AugUBt
2 they deliberately ctarted severat, .
fires near the Junction of .Buck,
drdJk and the south fork, ot ,tho..
linen river on the timber, land ci.-
R. TlnlbeP company.;.
Th(j evl(onCfl agaBt them was pure
ly circumstantial and they did not, .
testify nor present ' any defense..
They furnished bonds of $500 each.
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Co. Supt. Issues ,
Report of Schools
Superintendent G. W. Ager of the
Jackson county schools has Issued
the financial statement of the schools,
for the year ending June 16, 191V
as compiled from the BChool clerks',
annual report His report shows;
that the pupils over four and under
twenty years of age In the school
number 5,733. Number of teacher,
employed during the year, 27 males'
228 femalea Number of teachers,
holding certificates based on gradu
atlon from standard normal schools,,
seven males, 51 females. Number of
teachers hpMIng certificates baseil
on graduation from ctandard col
leges or universities, 11 males, 37
females. Number of teachers hold
ing special certificates, 8. Number'
of teachers holding temporary per
mlts, 2 males, 24 females. Number;
of certificates registered during the'
year, 20 males; 120 females. There.
are 112 school houses In the county,
jand of these 103 were in operatloa
during the past year.
Stephen A. Mather
Visits Ashland
Nntlonnl Park Superintendent .
Stephen A). Mather, together , with, .
the hindecaper of Nutlontal parks,
was In Ashland between, trains oil
Monday and looked over the part
with Mr. Greer. Mr. MatWer has
been, and is very much interested in
the Ashland development. He thinks
Ashlund has a big future along tour 1
1st lines. He will likely stop on hi
return from Crater Lake for a
couple of days and take in some of.
our side attractions with Mr. Gwert