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ASHLAND 'WEEKLY TIDINGS
'ASHLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 1921
PACIFIC HIGHWAY IS IN
IMPROVED CONDITION, CAllF.
' ROUTE IN GOOD SHAPE
IL'-U. 1 l.lX-
The Pacific highway through pre-istructlon crews have begun work
gon, from Portland to the Callfor- The Oregon line ends pavement
hla line, la now In as good con dl- for many, many miles. It Is approX'
Ashland Post, Ho. 1 4
ASHLAND, OREGON ,
Glenn B. 8 Un poors, Poet Commander.
H. G. Wolcott, Vlce-Gmurunder.
. ' . Ralph HadfiekL Historian.
Wm. Holme, Treasurer.
Donald Spencer, Adjutant and Legion Editor.
tlon as It Is likely to be nt.any time Imately 230 miles from there throughfto be our guest as speaker of the
ibis year. Better, In fuct. than will
"be the case later, for presently con
struction work on the new highway
grading and paving will start In
various sectors. Tlwse will, cause
tfetours and rough roads "
i At present there is no place on the
Pacific highway where even the
inexperienced motorist should have
trouble. Even the dirt portions of
northern California to R)wl Bluff.
Except through the towns en route
" MoiuorU.1 Day. rJust like the days gone by, when muu of the Memorial .Monument
Ashlund Post No. 14 has received 'they were started out for a long lcommittee. He savs we need ...nr.
a letter from Colonel John L. May.Lihlke toward the front: "We don't money for that yet- Rev W I
know where we are going but wejjjvaus who was Chaplain in the
ro uu ur Army, and V. V. Mills who
IPhnu uniliil Mnt ..m i I. ..' .....
iuuj vuuiu m, nu me juH caueci upon for 'NonBH.!e.M We'll
CONSIDERED AI NOON LUNCHEON
OF CHAMBER OF
of Portland accepting our Invitation
Several business firms of the city : National Bank and chairman of tho
are attempting to eut the current! committee, reported on the cost or
year's subscription to the Chamber, the summer normal school to be
of Commerce- budget below the; maintained In Ashland for a six
amount given last year according to week. mru thi. u,m .t,.ii .
atatcment made this noon at outlay of approximately $1500 al-
muuled everything that they couUjjadmlt that V. V. ! good at that but1 commerce luncheon .though Mr. McCoy stated that tho
there is no pavement over any of Jjorganlztlong interested decided that feel and we'll say that they haven't line absolutely ruined his reputation' Auism t.oiei oy u r. amount in fees and other Incidentals
that distance, nor has any been con-ithey wanted an Ex-Service man. who pforgotten (hat Ihey CAN maul. Thenf0r nonseiice, by his spontaneous 6VJ Fcr'tu,,on' chairman of the budget i,0 .be received during the course of
(jim spencer anu mason ooran, noin iploslon of as sound common enl ' ' y-.. - instruction win ormg tnii actual ex-
day for Memorial Day. The various
Memorial Day Committees from all
but of different companies.
tracted for to date, save about 25 'had had considerable actual expuri
miles north from Red Bluff to Re1-'nce In the World War for this oc
ding. Northern California Is fari'caslon and we feel highly elated in
behind Orpgon In paving operations, the fact that Colonel May has sol.tempted to settle an argument ns1 moons.
Rough Xear Mount SliHfrtn. kindly and willingly accepted our(tp who belonged to the beat com-(i V. V.
,pany or tne nest regiment ot
(ex-members of the S18th uglneers'flud as Inter-Mil.., ,. .ii.,....- .... i....l,en,,M .0l 11,8 rm year. Mr. penses to the Chamber of Commerce
t--been our pleasure to hear in mnnrl " . ' oetinue oown to 11000. Mr. McCoy read a
"i""1 Ul ",B "UK--" " '- commi'.--report on the summer normal school
must be more careful of "his I . " , ,., ra.K..iVrom G. A. Briscoe, superintendent
the; reputation for nonsense.
Colonel May Is not onl;
'.an ex-service mau of the World Was
'but also of the Spanish-American
War and is very well known by bis
For tho most part, however, the
the road, which were muddy and j dirt and gravel roads of northern
. badly cut up a month ago and hard .California are In excellent condl
'and rutty later, with dry weather I tlon from the Oregon line via Horn-
ave now been dragged anJ ore all brook to Yreka, but south of Yrekn Old comrades of the
most like boulevards. ! there are several rough places and rh Ilv here,
Smith HHI Not Bad Now. a long grade up to Blsson and Duns-
Smith hill, north of Grants Pass, mulr, nine miles, the going quite
where the state highway depart-jrough and rutty, though not dlfft
iment maintained teams until very cult.
Plans are progressing very favoi
ably toward a more unified celebra
tion of this day than has ever been
'the experienco' in Ashland, The slo-
'recently to tow cars upgrcde on the At Dunsmuir begins the Dunsmulr- Ban seems to be 'Lets everybody
south slope of the hill, Is now noth-' Redding section through the Sacra-f"1" P": very appropriate slogan
Ihg worse than a stiff climb. The
grade -to somewhat rutted, to be sure,
mento river canyon. This used to; we fep "ure-
be the most dreaded stretch of the
It is steep and abounds In sharp entire Pacific highway, hut now it
Jcurves, but there Is not a tract of . Is virtually all new highway. The
MM presents no
mud now and the
Siskiyou Grade Mostly Paved,
From Gold Hill there la pavement
I road whisks through the canyon.
sometimes 400 or BOO feet above the
Sacramento, with a sheer drop down
!to It and no guard rails along the
to Medford and Ashland, and rxrept j sides.
for a gnp a few miles long south of Between Redding and Red Bluff
'Ashland and soon to be bridged new construction work Is In pro
with hard surface, pavement up and; gress and tho going is rough and
over the SiBklvous and down to the! unpleasant, but fr.u.i Red Bluff
California line on their south slope. I south there Is pavement all the way just gathered about like we used to
There still are short gaps, aggre-fto Oakland and on to southern Cal- do In the squad 'teniB Just chatting
gating about two miles, not paved Ifornla, with only occasional detours I'of old times past, and a few little
Did we promise that there wis
SOME! blow-out coming! It CAME,
land we'll say that It was all that we
predicted und THEN SOME. It
etarted with a bang, und nobody
had time to think until It was all
over. Not a wall-flower in the whole
bunclh. Everybody up and ut It
Tight from the start. Until the en
tertainment part actually started w
In the Slsklyous, but already con-there and there.
MB DEFEAT OF
wia lr A.hallava irnmpa lllra tho ra.tl
Innn. thnt usol tn he hh.vp.1 when
' ROME, May 10. With the new
parliamentary elections'on May 13
ods of administration; legal reji-
forms, including not only a greater
there is every Indication that, Italy 'extentlon of public cducaliou, but
will enter on a new era, wnere ireea me cnanging oi present prescrioeui
from the menace of radicalism and courses to meet the needs of modern
voluntarily giving up her past pol-Jllfa; agricultural reforms .Includ
lcy of territorial expansion, she willjing the solving of the problem of th"
devote her best energies to Internal big landed estates, ,which are not yet
reconstruction, both materally and j under cultivation, and, finally, labor
socially. legislation, tbat will permit of the
This Is the electroal program out- fullest productivity between labor
the C. O. was too busy to know what
was doing. Rut when It conies down
to showing up candidates for Cham
pionship Illlltnrdlsts, we take our
bats off to Doc Bardic, who w-
seeri to actually make a run of two
without missing.' He was tied for
the honors of the evening, however, kment that Don Dicker.i
by Commander Simpson, later in
the evening. The
game will be scheduled between
these two at some future date.
i But that "cane intent ' sure was
an aVful scrap. There were eight
blindfolded one-armed boxers in l
Ibest division of the best corp of the This was the first attempt of the
best army of tho best nation of the j entertainment committee of AO..
aicsi people iii iiu miuu. vionu. incyjand PohI tn li.pln.l. ..II ......,.uio
went at it like they really thought It'peraons lu the community but there! " " 01 100 Br"""' 80"cl,i"
could be settled too, and would havo;t, mo,.0 corn,1K we don't need to ''"118 ,0 re,'0lt "' tho chamber "r
been going yet hud not Don l)lcker-itei the,,, feI)owa ,0 comB , rjCoinmcrce tomorrow morning at !
;the budget fund. The committees 0f the city schools, outlining tho
moil sounded mess call, aud that
would settle pretty nearly anything
as far as ex-service men are con
cerned. That dining room at the
armory was crowded almost to ca
pacity with hungry men and heaps
iof eats. Sandwiches, and speaches,
und cake and speaches ar.d Ice cream
jand speaches and coffee and
speaches, and it just cinuluueu like
llthat until every belt ' in the house
was loosened up a notch. "Ium when
all were too crowded to even think
about eating any more It was dis
covered that there were still thretf
whole cakes yet un-cut. Nothing
iilke having any cake'leit over ever
happened In the army that we be
longed to. These cakns were raf
fled off and Chet Smith won Wm
first one. We think Hhmv was
something crooked about the win
ning of the second by Don Spencer.
He bought a chance nn then drew
the winning number from the box
,-whlch proved to bo his own number.
The accusion was made that it was
the usual "Officer's Luck." V!c
Mills bid In the last one, hut he wa
so slow to make his ehanKe for pay-
cake oft a Becond time while. Vic
championship hwas hunting for the cake he Ifbught.
Via learned his lesson.
The speechlflers "of the evening
we are to Judtse from tho expres
sions of enjoyment heard on the
btreet by all who were there. Don
Dlckerson, Henry Pace and V. V.
Mills are entitled lot of credit for
their complete success of the occa-
were appointed at a speclul noonprogram to be followed and the pos
mectlng of tho Chamber of Com-:slhle appointment of teachers.
jmerce. Mr. Fergusou asked tbe a. C. Nininirer. chalrnmn nf tho
committee In charge of the Fourth
of July celebration, spoke on the
advisability of having it celebration
and urged the canvassing ot oplnlnn
on the subpect. Discussion ot the
matter was In order for u short tlmo
and although the matter was tabled
for lack of time the Impression was
'OC10CK to ascertlllll lip nmn.tnt
raised and plan tho action to be taken
for the subscription of the re
mainder. John II. Fuller, secretary of the
The campalgu has started for the
the State Aid bill which is to be
voted upon next June seventh. The
,Pacitlc Legion, our Oregon State
(magazine for service men, will be
(out May loth with a full descrip
tion of the bill and arguments In its
'favor which we hope to liberally dis
tribute among our members and
Jfriends so that they may curry their
Information to the voters who will
have the final say.
Michigan Stute has just completed
their election and the State Aid bill,
very similar to the Oregon bill was
(passed by a six to ono majority. We
pre pleased to announce that Com
rade II. M. Heath lies returned from
Chicago aud will write for lis on
the bill for next week.
Ashland Post Is very well pleased
Pwith the stand taken l.y I'ortlnn l
Post In the J. Henry Albers case. We
hack them up to die limit and will
Hake up the discussion of t- case
were Commander Simmion, Adjutant ,at our rogulnr meeting next T'.esi
Chamber of Commerce, presided alithut the city was to have a Fourth
the noon luncheon and introduced of July celebration. Edward T.
as a guest of the Chamber, P. Old-! staples stated that the matter had
flejd, president of the: Mnuta.ua State jalroady been voted upon by the
Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Old-1 Chamber of Commerce and that need '
field spoke briefly on the merits of 'for further djscussion was unnefes
a Chamber ot Commerce in any city,' sary.
dwelling upon their activity during! Edwin Murkliam, Oregon poet,
the war time aud the good such or-j who spoke bore, yesterday evening at
Rantzation are doing during peace; the Methodist church under the ami
times for the commercial advance-1 pices of the ('hiiiuher of Commerce,
ment of cities and towns. leave several readings at the conclu-
J. W. McCoy, cashier of the First'llon of the luncheon.
Edwin Markham Favors
Ashland Scenic Grandeur
Praises Rogue River faZey and Siskiyou Mts.
Edwin .Markham, lecturer, writer niagnatism cmaimtes from the Ore-
and poet, author of "The Muu with
the Hoe," spoke yesterday evening
at the Methodist church uuder the
aiispieoe of tho Chanibr-of Coin-
iron spencer, mij vvoicou au v, ;xiay uigni. ws vriii io Know wpy mP.rce to nn ulldience of .about 500
tell the world. Captain Briggs who such a person as he In ullowed iieonlt To Ashland la " irlven n.
privilege of being the first city 'in
at one time. Somebody said "Letsj.DOES tell tho world, Ralph Had-; get out merely upon i. slight tech-
Go,'; and they Instinctively remem- field who mafces History, 1'. O. t'ole-jnlcality while the real offense mill
bered their service days, and "went."! man who make cigars, und is Chair-, exists and goes unpaid.
man moat In view as his successor.
lined by Premier Glolitti at the mo
ment be dissolved the last chamber
and there Is every , indication that
the country responding again to bis
statesmanship will return a chamber
wherein there will be a big work
able majority for carrying out the
internal reforms which now consti
tute Italy's crying need.
' The convening of this new cham
ber on June 11 will mark an epoch
In Italy's history from several points
of view. First of all, the number
of deputies increased to 535 by rea
son of the newly acquired provinces,
will give Italy Its first chamber rep
resenting Italy as a unified whole.
These 635 deputies will come from
'40 different electoral districts where
of half a dozen were created out of
newly added provinces Including
7ara, Parenzo, Corizin, Trieste,
Bolzano and Trent.
In the' second place, the new
cnamner win mam tnat nonnn.: ln m.oh n,n t, i,,. r(W.o,,tiir otnrt.
epoch which has already been passed jed gerie of poem, g10Wg COn
hy all of the other allied countries, giierable human insight and under-
iwnerein naiy can ne 8am to taite up;B.ttndne. The fonDWille is taken
from the Portland Telegram.
and capital. This latter includcr
Ciolittl's famous project for the
granting of workmen to the right
ot control orauditing ot all the lead
Without question, King Victor
Emanuel will con f I do again to C!io
lltti the task of forming the new
government. At whatever time his
government may fall, however. Nit
IVOCNO TOMATOE PLANTS
' . SfHCKPTIIlLE TO IXJIRY
Tomato plants after being trans
planted to the garden ure subjected
to various things that cause them to
be handicapped in heir growth, say
the O. A. C. experiment station gar-j
den specialists. They should not be
transplanted into the field until the
1HL!,V", AUKD i'lO.VKKK
HOKKH, lllh'H UKKK
GRANTS PASS, May 10. The
weather has settled and there is no I3""' annua) meeting of the Southern-
ti will without question he the states- more danger of frost unless they can ' Oregon Medical association will be1
be covered at night. If set out In; held in Grants Pass today.
April or early May they are subject-! The Southern Oregon district coin
ed to cold winds and rain. i prises the counties of Douglas, Jack-'
The plants are also subject to In-'son and Josephine and the present'
Local Man Has
In Literary World
O. II. Barnhlll is a forfner Ash
land man who has nchieved tuii.-fhl-erable
success In the literary world
His name has become familiar to
readers of the Portland Telegram,
lot last the new life created for her
"by the war.
' By the treaty of Rnpnllo, Glolitti
established not only the Inst 'dis
puted boundaries of the new terri
tory acquired by Italy through the
war, but established likewise final
friendly relations with the Yugo
Slavs. Italy therefore has acquired
the natural strategic frontiers which
she has always insisted were indis
pensable to' her national safety and
she has established friendly rela
tions with all of the states out
growing from the breakup of tbe
Austrian - Hungarian empire, name
ly, Yugo-slavia, Roumania, Checko
slovakia and Poland. Glolitti also
imposed on Italy the giving up of all
plans of territorial expansion lu Al
bania and along the eastern Adriatic
coast generally. '
Radlsallsm Is no longer a danger
In Italy and this problem has been
settled precisely as it was settled,
only, more quickly, in France and
the northern war countries.
In the new elections, It is expected
that both the socialist and popular
' parties will lose heavily.. From the
154 deputies which the socialists
elected in the 1919 elections the
number Is expected from anywhere
rom 60 to 100.
The broad lines of Itaiy's Inter
nal reconstruction program are the
re-adjustment of the budget so as
to wipe out the four billion deficit
which still remains; the reformation
of Italy's present bureaucratic meth-
jury by two Insects which can read
ily be controlled. The cut worm
can be checked by the placing of a
lnlsoned bran mash mound, the
phints, and the flee beetle by dust
ing the plants with powdered ar
senate of lead or the "one-ln-ali"
u-lin knew TWillov. Tim l.ni'u.. wtih
Dr. V. TV. Swedenburg, of a family net ..ml during the l.fe , ItIolieIit of human understanding.
iu peuiuug, u puweriu. porKOUitl
The AiiiHiicun people will be
overtaxed so long as the government
at Washington overspends. '
officers are Dr. L. O. Clement, Grants
Pass, president; Dr. E. B. Plckol,
Medford, vico president; Dr. A. C.
Seeley, Rosehurg, secretary - treas
Ashland und Dr. E. 1). Stewart of
ItoftcburK, comprise tho board of
censors. Dr. W. II. Flunagun, Grants
Pass, is the delegate to the 1921
state medical usHociatlon, and Dr
Robort W. Stniiins. Medford, dele
gate to the convention In 1922.
lkUy, 2I fear old horse,
owned by Orru Angle of Irwin's
hhiI hall, Is uYiid. Dolly died
'stenlny at tl.o Angle place, IIU
pioneer avenue .mil finished out
nn eventful cmter whirl, started
In IHUO when Levi Angle, fi.M.er
of OtTH Angle, purcluised tho
horw, then four yurs old, at Meil
fonl, picked from a shipment be
ing made to Poiibtnd.,
Dolloy has IK-eu it familiar
sight on the streets of Ashlund
for years and the death of the old
nurso will be regretted by chll
lin of thin anil n past genenitioii
Oregon to entertain, and bn enter
tu. nod tiy, Mr. Markham as a guest
in his home state. Mr. Markham
spoke at the Chamber of Commerce
luncheon given this noon at the Aus
tin Hotel. He left this afternoon
for Medford, where he will speak
this evening. His visit in this city
yesterday was the first time in sixty
fve years that Mr. Markham had set
foot on Oregon soil, ns he left this
state lu company with his mother,
when he was five years of age, and
is now seventy years old. The noted
gon poet who bus a nuive way of
creating extt.npornnenus talk from
the platform while preparing to glvo
a rending. And Edwin Mark hum wai
not without his Jokes, many apt Il
lustration pertinent to his talk and
others for the sake of wit only. Mark
ham impresses his audience us ono
who hassoen a great deal of life
and has remained smiling, uiilik
many literary genlusus past and
contemporary. There is a strong
vein of humor in the Oregon poet.
After Mr. Markham's talk a num
ber of his audience came to the plut
form for a personal meeting and to
request photographs of the poet. Mr.
Markham made arrangements to
have photographs sent to several
Mr. Markham speaks hlgMy ot fie
iwiurer is winning up a spenKlng reception he has been accorded la
tour of the Pacific coast and expects i this city and was very compllmen
to leave Portland about May 19 foritary In his references to Ashland.
Detroit, Mich., where he hag several
Edwin Mnrkham held his Ash
land utidlenco yesterday evening
with several readings of his poems
Interspersed with wit, humor and
of .Mr. Augle's niolher was the
pilvulo driving horse of Mrs. Levi
For a horse, iH.llej has hud in.
exceptionally long life, uh I lie
average life of a horse In figured
nt about 'M years.
By O. H. BAHNHII.L
When I am browsin' round a store,
without a thought of buying, It al
ways makes me mad and sore when
clerks are on me spying. They dog
my footsteps here and there.
where'er I choose to wander. 1 have
no chance to stop and stare, much
less to stop and ponder. I like to
look at things for sale upon the
counters lying, that it I only hud the
kale I surely would be buying. Men's
underwear and Jewels rare with me
are special hobbies; likewise false
hair, some shelf hardware and juicy,
ripe casabas; old; musty books smell
good to me, and so does corn a-
popping. It's lots of fun these things
to see and make believe you're shop
ping. If only clerks would keep
away, with all their watchful wait
ing! They spoil my favorite kind of
play and on my nerves keep grat.
Ing. But when some things I want
to buy and take home In a hurry, do
those same clerks toward me fly
and all around me scurry? Not so
that you can notice It, for then
they're always busy to other forkf
they flit so fast it almost makes me
dizzy.. In vain I stew around and
sweat and think how time is flying
and get as mad as I can get because
I can't be buying. Where are those
Clerks who followed me, with ready
pad and pencil? My anxious face
they cannot see on tombs their
names I'd itepcll. ' '
The Port of Missing Men
i i 1 'n'n . i wfad i n i vfi-vin Hii! r ir w i .wji-M ii em. ."i'.'ur v-" unki ntsi
-i 1 j n j- r. .mt "v crv-r"" ia tiA'.rxri. n i
n . -I r- v-Ailt it K 1 . . - ; . : I
dtl VA hmtA V.. . 3 ' 1 VVA -I P hr UrMWA wm
ii i i it i f" vr'w iur,.vjrr4A r . t tyi i. wr . 1 s "v i ix i nj
j a'j vztwm wfti fi nr i x run
He was especially impressed with tho
scenic wonders of Anhlnnd, the Rogue
River Valley and the Siskiyou moun
tains. Ho stated tbat Ashlund would
make a splendid rendezvous for
literary peoplo who wlshod to guiu
Inspiration scenic grandeur of
PORTLAND ROSE FESTIVAL
FROM Jl'XE H To
PORTLAND, Ore., May 6. The
Hoard of Directors of the Portland
Rose Festival Association huve fixed
June 8th to 10ih as the date for this
year's three day teto. For fifteen
years the Hone Festival has been the
most Important celebratiou iu the
Pacific Northwest, aud ranks In
beuuty and entertulnment features
with the famous Murdl Grus of New
Orleans, and tho New Year's Day
floral parade at Pasadena.
Preparations for the festivuk are
proceeding, und au elaborate enter
tainment programme is being ar
ranged. Two great day parades will
bo held. The Floral Parade, always
a thing of marvelous beauty, will
this year be made even more attrac
tive by the addition of new features.
The automobile section of the parade
Is expected to include at least Hire?
hundred handsomely decorated can.
The Indnsrtial and Port Develop
ment Parade will be designed to de
pict Portland's growth as an indus
trial and shipping center.
The annual Rose Show will be put
on for three days in tbe municipal
auditorium; competitors from all
parts of the rose growing sections of
the I'nlted States will enter blooms
for the contest. Tbe American Ross
Society's principal test garden Is
I located in Portland and is expected
to produce some new and wonderful
roses for the event. Several new
roses will b named during the
Jack . Pelton
The I'nlted States suould do ell It
can, in its own proper sphere, to
obviate conditions thaA. would breed
another world war.
Jack E. Pelton, former Ashland
mau prominent in the civic affairs
and business life of this city, died
Sunday ufternoou at the Mercy hos
pital in Itoseburg after a short Ill
ness. Mr. Pelton was operated on
for peritonitis May 5, after which he
rallied slightly although his condi
tion was not materially improved.
Due to bis strong constitution hopes
wero entertained until the last mo
ment for his recovery.
Mr. Pelton was well known thru
out the valley was a stock man. Hi
was sixty years old and born
on a farm in Sams Valley, Dec. 20,
1B61, where he llycd until about
twenty-five years of age. He then
came to Ashland aud engaged In the
butcher business here with R. P.
Neil, opening a shop where the
Plaza Market is at the present time.
A short time afterward he became
interested In the old Ashland Flour
Mill. Mr. Pelton sold his Ashland
business Interests some time ago,
although he wa a property owner of
tbls city. He served on the eitv
council here and was for two year
Sheriff of Jat-kson rottnty. ,
Mr. Pelton was burled In Rose- .
burg yesterday afternoon under th
ausplcesof the Elk's club of which
he was a prominent member. He Is
survived by brother, Horace Pel
ton, Klamath Falls, and a daugh
ter by a former marriage, Mrs. Guy
Jacobs of Ashland.