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ASHLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 1921
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Pl'RCHAKK OK H ARK . GRKKIt
TKACT (ilVKS CITY BOO
KKKT ALONG CRKKK
CAPACITY OF CAMP
NEARS 200 MARK
MIADY ('AMI KITK8 PRAIKKI) V
.MOTORING TOURISTS IN
Definite plunB for the improvement
of the Ware-Greer truct on Granite
Street, recently purchased by the city
through the park board, have not
been made for thin year, uccording
to G. S. Duller, park commissioner.
For the balance of the summer the
tract will be thrown' open to tour
ists as part of the auto camp ground.
The tract, which meanders along the
"west side of Ashland creek fur 300
feet and has a depth of 200 tent
fronting on Granite street, wall pur
chased to relieve the crowded con.
flition of the original camp ground
which, according to Mr. Butler, hus
been put to a tourist use almost
double that of last year. The add1
tloa gives tourists uud campers ac-
cess to a strip of land 500 feet long
running with Ashland creek.
.Mr. liutler states that although
any contemplated improvements
will not he made until next. year the
matter of such linprovemnts will
come before the park board nt an
A Colorful Kiel urn
To the eyes of one used to the
sight of Traveling America at rest
Id Llthlu park, the scene, best viewed
In the early hours of the evening,
lias a charm suggestive of the Arab
Ian Nights and the accomplishment
of an Aladdin's hi nip. Ashland Is
the Mecca for tourists, scenery and
camp enthusiasts. License plates of
all colors, sizes and numbers, are
mute proof of the dust from many
stntes that has found its way to Ash
land by way of the auto tires.
It was Napoleon who said t hut an
army traveled on Its stomach. It
wag left to the city duds who origin:
ally planned I.lthlu park to realize
that the same rule holds good la
the case of America's new race of
travelers, the modern auto tourist
who yields for brief periods of time
during the summer months to the
call of the wanderlust and the lure
of gypsy life. A large camp cook
house was erected, equipped with
twelve double plate gas burners and
two sinks. There are twenty-five
double plate gas burners at various
points throughout the camp and
park. The gas plates supply a cook
ing convenience praised by the tour
lsts. It is thought probabal that ow
ing to the recent enlargement of the
camp, now able to accomodate 'lose
to 200 campers, that addition.'! fas
plates will be installed
"Kloor Miin" Necessary
Owing to the great numbers ar
rivals every evening It Ins been
found necessary to have a "floor
man." From early in t.ie aftnrn.itni
and until duk in the evening W. I
B. Smith, park superintendent, stays I
at the grounds directing tourists to
camping sites. I
Mr. and .Mrs. B. A. Rooker, Grand
Rapids, Mich., are unable to say too
much for tbe camp. "The shade trees
make a hit with us," Mr. Rooker re
marked with an outdoor smile that
spoke of much sunshine. "Where
we come from there are many trees.
Aside from the shade of tbe camp,
we are glad to run into a place so
well equipped. We have struck many
municipal camps since leaving Grand
Rapids, and the further west we got
tbe better the camps became. Since
we started south we are having the
same experience, and this is as far
south as we have gone. From what!
I hear from other tourists we can-'
not expect any better camps In Cali
fornia. As yet we have not found a
peer of the Ashland curnf,."
Praise of Camp Heard on RojhI
k J. P. Neul and Lewis Boden, at
torneys of Long Beach, Calif., who
re traveling through the northwest
in a modern "land yacht," built for
two and equipped with folding beds,
running water and electric lights,
99 Oregon Forest
Fires Cause Property
Damage of R697
The total number ot fires leport
ed to the state forester up U Aug
ust 1 was nlnety-nlje. These (ires
burned, over 2200 sere, destroyed
(35,000 board fJ.-t of merchantable
Umber and damaged logging und
other property to :he air.cun: of
Practically all warders .tie how
on duty and appointmeuti la-iued ag
gregate 467. An unusually small
amount has so far been spent by the
state and associations for suppres
sion. The bulk of fire fighting cost
has fallen on operators. Sl'slit rains
have been experience! In a few nee
tions, but at present the woods are
dry ami great care mu be exercised.
Carl L. Davis, secretary of Coos
county fire patrol association states
that extensive slash burning on the
part of operators has been conducive
of excellent results and that loss of
timber has bo far been very Blight
In central Oregon territory, J. H.
Haner reports hot, dry weather but
no fires of consequence. Klamath
county experienced the loss of "a
sawmill valued at $40,000, but no
standing timber has been damaged.
Tne Northwestern association, of
which C. C. Scott Is secretary, Save
had no fires resulting in loss of tim
ber, although fires causing consid
erable outlay on the part of opera
tors have occurred.
Douglas t county association has
had twenty-eight small fires and one
conviction for burning without pr-
mlt has been secured.
American Legion Kfilum
Ashland post of the Americau Le-land will uoutiuue tg have weekly
glon wishes to call attention to a! meetings there with a lew to nmk.
few simple rules regarding "flag eti
quette." Our patriotic Instructor
will frequently remind us of our
seeming negligence toward our moBt
There is ulwuys a considerable
amount of discussion as to the pro
per way to hang a flag for decorat
ing purposes or ior draping with
other flaas. These simple directions
lug it a more or leu permanent or
Lieutenant Commander Reck with
Pacific Coast Good National W.C.T.U. Car Somersaults
Times is Prospect To Hold Convention In Canyon; Local
tor Near mure At San Francisco Mntnrkt Frnt
Local gaiugeuieu yesterday brought
in the car owned by Dr. Ernest A.
Woods, which was precipitated Into
SPOKANE, Wusl)., Aug. 9. Pros- SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. S.
pective large crops and a marked! The uatioual W. C. T. I', will hold
lmproeiuent in the financial sltua- their annual meeting here August
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i,.t.....lUu nil) jam lv un.ivu iuuum me nurai nas pugseu o J ' uu i-umeuuon win ue; Ashland creek Suuday evenina bv
iuu.so ui himuimuuu wora aim "" iciun, luuirwau oi me uoaru;'u ri uciu uy me organization : the caving of the road bunk about
he has appointed Howard Frame, of!0' the twelfth federal reserve bankislce the eighteenth umendment to) three miles up Ashland cauyou ser
Talent. who was an ensign during "t San Fraucisco, declared in a state-lie lulled States constitution be-iUHlv eudangerlug the lives of the
the world war, us his assistant in dent today. .Mr. Curriii is iu the city) fame effective and is considered by entire Woods family. Outside of a
Jackson county. on a trip of inspection. .many of those Interested to he one'liariiv f.i,i.i i, i, u.... ....
I They hold their meetings every. There is now no money strln- of the most significant of the onuu-l not ,t,.i
should be borne in mind by every- Thursday night in Medford, and all i gency. I.oauing rates throughout! Nation's meetings. i Tua cridtMU Sunuav ,,! .
- .... f,uu, .m c mm aau join ... muici uiii) easeu uur-, .-iei.iii cars win carry tne (lele-abuut T -i!U o'clock In ll,. .,;..
in on the "deck swabblu.'' Ralph: '"S le last few months, the ratio! gutes and friends from eastern and While the machine occupied by Dr
Hadfleld and Perry Ashcraft will of federal reserves has steadily in-, mid-western points, the train guth-iund Mrs. Woods, and sons Chester
lead the way for the Ashland ex- creased." Mr. IVrrln declared. "Wciering its last contingent at Denver. I Harvey Marcus and Clareuce was
, , ,"e experiencing a steadily increas- Colo. j rounding a curve of the road 'ubove
There is a plan under way lmw,i"'K demand lor agricultural and During the last two vears Mrs. the nowcr til-mi th k,l .,,.,..,,
sufficient number of; livestock products, with prices dis- Annii A. Gordon, president of the! sending Dr Woods' car into ti.1
tour of the coast i tinctly more favorable than a few national W. C. T. C. and Miss .lullal imk i.i. . .. ,.
from Alaska to San Diego as an n.' months ago. and with wheat, wooljF. Deane, managing editor of the' Dr. Woods, anticipating the Ml of
struction cruise. It will be a greutlm' other products moving st good! Union Signal, official pnhllcatlou of! the car had managed to step on to
trip for them, and It Is getting to prices." 1 the organization, have m.ide exten-jthe runnln boanl when ,hM, ,,v-
Mr ..!.! II... I . I. .!.. v,
" """"I'lrjsive curopean ann houin American U suddcu lurch, and with a sudden
au iicbh a sioauy. tours reievunt to prohililtion condi
decline iu the value of rediscount! tlons. These leaders will report the
.paper trom member banks In cities result of their survey at the coming
There will be a big drive for mem-! ana a 8leuUy l"creuSB ",,e" convention
FRANK JUVIIKU), CEXTttAL
POINT, :hot IN ARM W HPN
GUN KXPliODKS AT TAMP
Frank Mayfield, of Central Point
while on a fishing trip Saturday
on Crater creek, near Diamond lake,
picked up a high powered rifle which
accidentally discharged and shot him
through one arm and the other bund
The bullet was evidently a soft-nosed
bullet, for It lacerated Mr. Mayfield'B
arm so badly that It Is feared urn
putation will be necessary. Mr. May-
field was immediately rushed to tbe
Sacred Heart hospital where he was
attended by Doctors Poelniiz anu
Thayer, who bold out hope that the
arm may be saved.
Mr. Mayfield Is the son of the
late William Mayfield of Cuntiai
Point, the pioneer Oregoulaii and
civil war veteran, who died e: I;
this week. During recent years he
has made his home near Trail.
In hanging the flag horizontally,
always arrange to have the blue,
star decked Held i the upper left
corner. Then should you desire to
hang It in a verticil position it will
be readily noticed that by loweriu
the right end the starry field Will
be seen in the upper RIGHT corner.
These are CORRECT positions.
In draping the flag, it is well to
"memoar mat ow Daajiar must al
ways have the place of honor, or the
forefront position, the right or the
The flag should never be allowed
to touch tbe ground or floor, at any
time. It should never be used as a
curtain, or a cover for other articles,
and must never be hung upside
On Memorial day tho flag snouldl
be run to the mast head and then I
mwereu to nan mast until noon.
From noon until sunset It should ha
flown at top mast.
When tbe flag is UHed as a cover
for a table in any service, it must
never have any article excent the
Holy Bible resting upou It. Under I
no circumstances should a pitcher!
of water or a vase of flowers bei
placed upon it.
When two flags are to be draped
together one a roreign flag always
place our flag to the right of the au
dience. When carried In a parade
with another flag, our flag must be
on the right.
Persons In uniform should salut"
a passing flag with the military sa-
to assemble a
them to take a
be about the right time for them to
have a "hankerln" for some of the
old-time stuff again.
bers for tbe American Legion dur
ing September. The slogan Is "Kv-
ery Member Get a Member." That
will. make tbe legion just twice as
strong as it Is now and w) think
It is some organization right .iow
We know of one post that iffers
a$10 gold piece, to anyone who ran
find any ex-service men within tec.
miles who are not legionaires. That
offer is not good here yet 'cause
ve are only about sixty per cent
strong here. Every new paid up
member will make from one
to three more ellgibles for the Worn
en's Auxiliary to the American Lc
glon, and believe us the Auxiliary is
going to work on those chips who
aro not members of Ashland psit,
bo they can get more membnts for
Kach week we fli'd more m ws re.
gaining the coming national conven
tion. There are tlx railroads vho
paper from banks in the agricultural i
lute, but civilians salute the flag liv!haTe granted the one cent a
removing tbe bat and placing it over
the left breast opposite the left
shoulder. In stormy weather it Is
fare from the convention, but Ore
gon has not yet been lapped. Tbe
state delegates from the First dist
(Contlnaed cm Page Four)
PLANS I'NDKR WAY
FOR MODK.lt STORK
1 AT CAMP GROUNDS
Thomas Hill, former well known
proprietor of a grocery store on EaM
Main Btreet, has "come back" Into
tbe business life of Ashland. Willi
the purchase of tbe C. , Foster
residence and Park store at the cor
ner of Granite and Pioneer streets.
Mr. Kill has launched plans for the
construction of a cement stoic build
ing to replace the wooden structure
now at the entrance to the auto
camp grounds. The purpose of his
enterprise Is to supply what is felt
to be an urgent need for a modern
store to supply auto campers with
food, auto accessories, gasoline and
other traveling necessities.
I Wr. Hill purchased the grocery
I stock of the Park store from Sam
! Saunders, and the store property
from Mrs. Elgin, Dorris. Calif. Pur
chase of the Foster residence was
made through a separate deal.
A definite -day for starting con
struction of the new building has
not been decided on. When complet
ed It will have a large storage plant
on the first floor. The second floor,
flush with the roadway, will be en
tirely given over to a complete stock
of groceries, auto supplies and other
incidentals in demand at the camp
ground. An up-to-date gasoline and
oil service will be installed at thej
entrance of the store, near the bridge!
leading to the park. It is planned!
by Mr. Hill to not only supply thej
needs of the tourist, but also accom
modate residents In that vicinity.
Mr. Hill left Ashland a few months
ago, after selling the Ashland Trad
ing store located on East Main street,
for southern California, where at
that time he Intended to make his
home. After several weeks sojourn
in the southern clime, however. Mr.
Hill returned, a greater booster for
Ashland than before he left.
Mr. Foster, who sold the residence
property to Mr. Hill, Is at present
located In Weed, Calif., when ht is
connected with a lumber company of
sufficient to raise tho hat from the) rlct are Ge0I'Be A- wh"e of SalL-m,
head and bold it in that position.
Our flag should always be saluted
in this manner wherever It passes.
Follows a few DON'TS in regard
to our flag:
Don't sew the flag onto a sofa
Don't use It as a silk handker
chief; Don't twist It Into fantastic de
II. C. Goldea of McMinnvhie. Guy
1). Mosier of Eugene, Walter Toor.e
of Dallas, and R II. Ilusliins of
Astoria. The delegates finn tne tec
oud district are Eflri lllackaby o!
Ontario, Harry L. K ick of Candle
ton, J. H. Curnnhdu of Klamath
Fulls, Guy F. Slfton of Hojd River,
Francis V. Galloway of The Dullts.
The delegates from the " J dist
rlct (Portland!, .ire Karl II. Good
YOTKItK OF ASHLAND
To"S()ON VOTK ON
$ll,(KIO ROM) ISMl'K
CIVIC CI. I It RACKS
nKA, I.ARGF. HALL
By MISS GRACE C1IA.VUKRLAIN
The need for an up-to-.luie hall
has long been discussed iu AshluiuV
There are more than a dozen nr.it.uii
sations that would gladly rent tie
right kind of room and -n pay run
nln;; expenses estimated between
five and ten per cent yearly of the
Voters of Ashland will soon pass
judgment on the Issuance of bonds
to the extent of 119,000 as purt of
a $56,000 bond issue about to he
made to cure for the city's exlstlint
Indebtedness, uccording to action
taken by the city council. Shrinking j 1,lltlal f"1"-
of the bond issue from $05,000 toi When the Civic Improvement club
$.16,000 Is duo to the fact that the was incorporated In 19M. amcng
city is receiving or Is assured of re- other objects was the "construction
ceiving payments of property Im- of a home for said corporation and
provement assessments from nnex- Us members." A few months ago
pected sources to the amount of the Civic club voted in favor of
$9,000. Of the projected $5(1,0(10 ' building a suitable club house, bnd
bond issue, bonds dated December! on May 17, a petition was sn.t to
1, 1911, to run for ten years, will; the city council asking fir i ninety
be refunded. According to a state-j nine year lease of the strip jf land
muiit made by City Attorney Brings,) on Park avenue near the Park gar
the council has the right to refund j age. adjacent to laud ou which Mr.
the bonds which were originally is-j Butler Is now biillillUF. liis..4'lueer
sued to cover the cost of sidewalkl Memorial. , (
and pavement construction. , DlM-ussed at fioiinell Meeting
tne actual amount needed bv the
city from the sale of bonds amounts
spin sent him hurtling through tho
air for twenty feet across the creek,
landing on a pile of rocks, uninjured
except for minor bruises. With the
exception of Harvey, who was dry
ing the car, the rest of the family,
were completely pinned under the
car and In danger of drowning. Har
vey was partially pinned under the
car but was able to extricate him
self and assist his father In rescuing
his mother and brothers from under
neath the car. No serious injuries
resulted from the accident.
Mrs. Woods, Chester, Marcus und
Clarence were taken to Ashland by
a passing motorist. Dr. Woods und
Harvey walked the greater share of
the way home because of wet cloth
ins. They were picked up a short
distance from the city by a tuil
which had been sent to meet them
by Mrs. Woods.
man Lauds Valley
Don't use it In any form of ad- wlu' ''rescott Cuuuinham, Art.iur
vortlslng; Murphy and Oliver B. Huston, and
Don't let It drag In the dust when'0' (J- Schneider of Greshv.m.
handling It. ' Many of the uiei.ilieis i f tiio old
If there are two L's In Cadillac.! -Sixty-fifth outfit wie : 1 1 ! i wel
how many L's iu a Ford? Ask the! oorne ol" of our eomrad.-s in Hu per-
i.son or corporal Sa'it Vuatch, v.'in
! Is now traveliM as n.cnlier of
l.oti Culllns bl circus as u sliilo
trombone player. 8am hails from
Cottage Grove and after btliiR a
he owns one.
The ex-navy men all over the val
ley are organizing a company of na
val reserves. Tbe former gobs have
had several meetings in Medford,
(Continued on Page Foor)
to $5.1. 554.89. The difference be
tween that amount and the $56,000
bond issue is to cover necessary legal
At the meeting of the city council
last night this matter was more fully
discussed by representatives of the
Civic cluli "The Ashlund Idivi" is
to Wnl-k with tile eltv fiithnru untt
i,,.., , , ... ,,,t-rj,lie Comwto ,,,, (o m.,k(1 Asn.
land all that our advertising savs
I It Is.
A M.,,. '-rn,.i. ....... ........
1 If this woman's building Is to be
wiin an iiupruiiouncealile name ail' ; . , .,
la success, we must have the co-op-a
shady character of the Vlllalst I prn,im ()f txm .n(J
type has offered to quell disturb-1 nnlvWllllI, ,,,,, ,,, nu,nini. ,
uncesln the Spanish so if that ..... fo,. , puh(, hnnf,m , (.l)m.
torlous place If Spain w -stall ,,,, ,he
nun as canpn ann suituu annii tin
scenes of his potential triumphs. Si
1 Civic cluh. hut It is a community
' Robert W. Weyh, general publicity
man for the I'olou Pacific system,
was a brief visitor in the city yes
terday afternoon, being brought up
from Medford by Ben C. Sheldou.
Mr. Weyh was enthusiastic iu his
appreciation of the city's park ami
uutu camp ground aud secured sev
eral photobrapbs which be inteuib
using in his company's publicity
You people of Southern Oregon
do uot fully appreciate what you have
In Crater Luke und the Rogue River
Valley to uttract the tourist." said
Mr. Weyh. 'This is the Italy of
America uud you should let th-
world know more of what yon huve,
both for the settler and the man who
The End of a Perfect Day
I z r n in
irCv?; ill .. t I
hiillilititr ii miter t'nr mwful tivi-
fur us it in known he do ah not oi'fcr ; , til .u ,t, ,h...i..
. . " I""" w iivti i- mrr tun I iKIinn
ti ni.inn in miirv-i ill (iKi't- .... t i t .
mfillt for t H- ( .'ii Hi -i .III. I. mm, v .... . . HlIDli WUUlH 10 piU TOI U WDllfl 111
' i mil inprv r Kiss mav rn n. or th
belongs to the age when people con,- ,.,," ,.,, ,,,
plained about the hich price of llv- . ...
1ng with ham and g? at two hits; """"
throw. He should have askedi 1)0 5"'" r'''"u ,," wh,"n tn
(or the job of prime minister. Spain ; "e" ' mH" T0(,m
then could have granted his request ;l fl"h 0H'W, wl,h everybody drop-
and still saved her lace. for '"at. or to offer er-j
Ice, nr aid pIhiis about helping fr.
the war? We want a club house
j that will he open every day, exoj'l't
' Sunday where every woman will be!
There Is no adequate rest room
in town. We want a room for moth-!
; rs with conveniences for that baby
ud the small children who can't,
h left at home. There will be
chance for a hot bath, mips, warm) RoJ Drake, 26, a resident of
milk, quiet. While you wait for the" Ashland since he was two and a -man
of the family you can be com- halt years old, was drowned yes-
tbe great out-of-doors. 1 urn charmed
with all I have seen In my trip with
Mr. Sheldon the past day or two aud
not the least bv your beautiful park,
your Chautaqua building and high
school. Don't hide your light under
a bushel any longer."
Local Boy Drowns
fortnhle. You will feel that going
to town offers a chance for neigh
borly calls, when you can telephone
a friend and have a meeting place
nil your own.
Will Inrlude Tourists
Kvery woman tourist will be In
vited to share our hospitality. Club
members will take turns at being
hostess. There will be a room whose
unseen motive will be a boost for
Ashland a sister to the Commercial!
clnb Idea where the hostess will
entertain the tourist and give Infor
tnstlon os to where to get the best
shampoo, or where to buy a ranch.
The woman-to-woman talk can do
more by way of "welcome to our
city" than can any number of print
The main hall ought to seat four
or five hundred people, the banquet
hall two hundred. Either cm be
t terday in tbe Willamette river
thirty-two 'miles this side of
Portland, according to i tele-
gram received here yesterday
by his mother, Mrs. I C. Moore.
160 California street No par-
P ticulars centering ibout h s
death have been received.
Roy Drake was born in Pay -
View, Wash. H vac educated
f- in the public schools of Ashland
t and spent his boyhood In this
city. He left Asbland in Jan-
4' uary of this year and bas since -
' been working on a farm near
tbe place where he was drown- -
ed. Drake is an ex-tervlce man,
was overseas, and was a mem- 9
ber of the local post of the
s American) Legion. f
Members of the National Associa
tion of Chiropodists who visile 1
Mr. Lamb will; Portland Thursday had much DRilye
. iuo auer me Job or building and. for Oregon. It Is consoling to note
squeese tbe most from every dollor.j that even foot doctors have no k'.ck
j We want offers of material ant serr-1 in( to do when welcouiad by Ore
' ,c'- j ion hospitality.