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ASH L A N D , J A C K S O N C O U N T Y , OREGON. FRIDAY, JA N U A R Y 14, 1927
N U M B E R 39
C O -O P E R A T E W IT H B U S IN E S S
MAN, 67, ILL, KILLS S E L F H E R E A SH L A N D S T U D E N T S L E A V E
FIRM S AND ALL O T H E R S H E R E
TO A T T E N D S E S S IO N S
Despondent Ashland Resident Ends
We have not solicited any ads for
Life With Bullet.
Kay Neil, Jean S tratton, Barney
A BETTER CITY
this issue of The American, having
only spoken to two store owners on John M. Poole, 67, shot and killed Miller and Ellnore Swedenburg, left
the subject, deciding it better to get himself at his home on VanNess Thursday m orning for Eugene to
PAST T W O YEARS S E E S L ARGE the first issue in the homes and th ere street here Sunday afternoon. It represent the high school student DO AS W E L L H E R E AS ANY
by getting acquainted. For three was believed he was despondent be body at the seventh annual confer
DOINGS GOING ON
weeks we will print each week, cause of ill health. He is survived ence of the high school student body
twelve hundred copies, guaranteeing by his widow and two sons. The officers of the state. The conference
a circualtion of 1000. N ext week, we family came here two years ago from will be held on F rida yand Saturday
and the readers from Phoenix, Tal Colorado in the hope of benefiting of this week. The following offic
ent, the routes and “ south of the Mr. Poole's health.
are obliged to attend :
line,” may expect some good adver He left a farewell note indicating The president of the student body;
tising. We print Thursday evenings, he was tired of living.— Oregonian. secretary of the student body; the
Jacksonville and Ashland Oragnize m ailing Friday m ornings— the best
editor of the school publication; the Ashland Citizens Can Not Go W ro n g
vice president of the student body.
Chapters in Fall of 1926— Many
By T rad ing H e re At Stores
overhead is low, our paper small and Local hunters are reminded that
our circulation the largest of any tom orrow the duck hunting season in
Team Visit* Institutions.
and Business Houses
weekly paper in Jackson county.
southern Oregon will be closed, after
having been open since last October. team visited the county poor farm at
(By .Mildred C. Crain.)
season, it is locally reported has Talent and the county court at Jack Perhaps some citizens are over-en
According to reports from national
thused with their own town to the
headiiaurters the Pacific coast states Next week the American will mail been comparatively good, with hunt sonville, Monday afternoon to get “selfish”
point, but we are all more
are outstanding for the rapid growth out 400 sample copies, besides our ing reported best in the Klamath m aterial for the seanson’s debate, or less proud
of home and ail should
of the Camp Fire Girl movement regular large subscription list.
first consider the betterm ent of their
within their boundaries. This fact in
chosen location. In other words, we
dicate.-- that the people of these states
should not “ Bite the hand th at feeds
are vitally interested in the welfare
us.” All this leads to “ HOME PA T
of their girls and are giving the sup
RONAGE.” An old story, ever true.
port which any new organization
We have in Jackson county a good,
needs to live and grow.
busy, fast grow ing city, a BOOSTER
Jackson county, in the last two
on our north. Medford papers and
years, has seen a rapid grwtli of tilts
Medford business men are loyal rus
Camp fire movement. Before that time
tlers for their business and th eir city.
organizations had sprung up and died
w ant all they can get. They ask
out at various times. Talent organized
from Ashland, which is natural
a group which has gone on from year
and which shows good business judg
We Are Co-I Partners:
to year, : ml perhaps deserves the
ment on their part. At the same time,
credit of being the oldest active group
those Medford papers devote whole
You and the rest of us are in the same boat. We are
in the county.
pages frequently advocating to Mod-
In the fall of 1926 both Jackson
fold readers the necessity of them
ville and Ashland began to organize
in Medford, their home city,
Camp Fire groups. Under the leader
citizens cannot go w rong in
ship of Miss Catherine Parsons,
the same advice and trad
teacher in the Jacksonville schools,
Thousands of dollars
an active group was organized in
every m onth to
Septmeber, 1926. The work begun by
Miss Parson- was carried on through
the school year and the following
tee more than 801) subscribers to start, that means at
summer. Under a new guardian the
right here in Ashland. One can do as
work is continuing this fall and
at home as he can elsewhere. Our
the Jacksonville organization assumes
business men pay home taxes
their readers. We will even invite business men and ad
the place for a perm anent necessity
on home im provem ents.
for the girls of that town.
These Ashland business men keep up
September, 1926, also saw the be
the home churches, schools, charity
count them if they choose. A good little weekly paper is
ginning ol an extensive Camp Fire
organizations, walks, streets, fire
read more thorughly than a Daily, where in many in
movement in Ashland. One group was
protection, and they help you pay for
organized in senior high school, hut
all im provem ents our beautiful city
within two weeks' time the demand
boasts of. Why not help ourselves by
for more groups was urgent. Group
helping them to the fail1 extent of
a fter group was formed during tlie
spending our money a t home. It will
winter of 1926-27 anil with the open
stay lin e, go back to the original
ing of t'ne membership campaign this
pocket in the way of wages, fuel, help,
fall, membership increased again. At
w ater, rent and through m any other
the present time there are seven
channels. We have in Ashland many
publish home news, society news, church and school
groups in Ashland, two in the grade
fine buildings beautifully stocked with
schools, three in the junior high
modern m erchandise. The appearance
school and one in the senior high.
of those stores m akes your property
printing. We have an exceptionally good job printer—
more valuable. We have a statew ide
Ashland has found that the rapid
bring in a trial order of job printing and be convinced.
reputation of being one of the pret
growth in this organization has de
tiest cities in th e N orthw est. Let us
manded a system atic organization by
We don’t expect to get rich over night, but we expect
all strive to keep this reputation. It
which to bring cooperation betw-een
a living and expect to practice the Golden Rule.
will take home pride, co-operation,
the townsjieople, the guardians of the
work and, chiefly, it takes the selfish
groups and the girls. In order to do
pride th at will recommend to each in
this they have organized a board of
son county will read the “Ashland American,” and we
dividual that he spend his money with
sponsors whose work is to supervise
home m erchants. Any city th a t is
and encourage the organization in any
will endeavor to please the readers. Bring in your ad copy,
good enough to live in, good enough
way it deems necessary.
if you have anything to tell the people. It’s the people’s
to educate one’s children in, is good
Immediately following the organi
enough to trade in. Home Pride! Let
paper. We hope to soon become personally acquainted
zation of the board of sponsors the
us cultivate it. We know nothing that
Guardians’ Association was formed.
with all business men of the city, and here we expect to
will do more tow ard an ideal, busy,
This is made up of all the guardians
moneyed home city. It will surely
in the city, including assistant guard
ians, and totals a number of thirteen.
Through this group plans are made
for any work involving all of the
Issue Large N u m b e r of Papers.
Paul Robinson, Editor and Owner.
Camp Fire groups in the city.
Only about two days w ere left us
This fall Medford organized one
this week to issue this paper, as the
group of Camp Fire Girls. They are
making a hardy beginning and within
setting up of m achinery took m ost
a y ears time will have interesting de
of the tim e. N ext week we hope to
tails to add to Camp Fire history in
hove m ore tim e and hope the busi
ness firm s in Ashland (there are
Nationally, Camp Fire oegan in
We want you to subscribe for The Ashland American
m any good ones) will have a m essage
1912 in Ameiica. It was planned by
for you. They all know we are here
Mr. and Mrs. Gulick in an effort to
find for the girls the thing that Boy
now. Of course, we get out a
Scouts was doing for the boys. The
paper for the readers, but we have
organization has spread to twenty
depend on the advertisers to exist.
one foreign countries. It fits all need*
news items to your paper, hand them in or mail them.
Twelve hundred copies w ere issued
and all types of girls, It alms to teach
Read the advertisements every week for Saturday sales
the value of service; the necessity of
this week and we will so continue.
a strong and healthy body; the value
Especially are we covering the coun-
of knowledge when directed by a
— adjacent farm s.
strong and honest character, and the
happiness to lie found in any type of
work well done.Fuither it aims to de
School Has New H eating Plant.
your name and address is on our subscription list.
\elop comradeship and an understand
A new heating plant is being in-
ing of associates; a love for the out
The Ashland American subscription is only $2.00 per
doors and tho pleasures it offers; ;.
at the school grounds of the
year. Twelve months for $2.00, less than four cents a week
ensitiveness to tin beautiful thing
Point schools and it is ex
Let’s help Ashland to grow, and herald her many
in life, whether found in nature, mu
at this plant will suffice
ic, ait, literature, friends or an\
years to come. It is ho-
thought or feeling; a realization ol
American is demanded. We have been told that the
citizenship and the icsponsibilities it
| irtrr m ade much larger than the old
i.urii with it; anil a further realiza
| rate, which had proven too small to
community wants it. The paper will grow, ami get bet
tion of their responsibilities a-
r.ccoir.mcdr.te lo th the high and t!ie
“ mothers of a new g-ie-ation, whi h
c.rado school build n ;s ndoq i.-tc'y.
with d e a le r gaze and steadier i tep-
The new r iant will f jrn is ’i enou :'i
\ ill reach th< •o d t nt height whir’
who invite you through its columns.
aie now hut n ti'irplc h. zc o:i tli
I h 'a t for the tv o structures rs well
horizon."— Mail-Ti ihune.
dd t ee; r >ems r/ii'r'i n r
! ulit in the futi.
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