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About Ashland American. (Ashland, Jackson County, Or.) 1927-1927 | View This Issue
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IN PAPER .
Wins Over Handicap
Draw* aa Experience ta Rai*a
Sebaal* Hifbar Standard
By- Lauiae F. Shield*.
A county twice ai big as th- -*«te
ot Rhode Island and with climates
ranging from subtropical to arctic is
■J’" the workshop o f Susanhe Homes Car
ter, superintendent et school for
' Jackson county, Oregon, who was
elected president ‘of the Oregon
s>' State Teachers’ association in its an-
nual business meeting last week.
Mrs. Carter also has the honor of
being tbis year the Oregon state di
rector for the National Education as
sociation which41s to hold its annual
<4 convention-next July in Seattle. 1
WWiin the five year^ since Mrs.
t *? Carter became Its school exeoutive
ii .Jackson bounty -has-rcome to rank'
i-.-catkMUL m a t t e r * . H e r greatest
-- among the highest-in the state In edu-
> achievement* has- been ’her lifting of
f . popular 'Opinidn about schools to a
• »higber-standard through a quiet canl-
< paign 'of-education - among parents
- and ether-voters.
Lead *. Afbland.
i^ n e of-the..outsaoding features of
4 »s. campaign has. been her plan for
. a mass graduation of«v the - eighth-
, .-.grade pupils-from, all the-schools in
¿¿.the county. She describes the process:
“ Early in the day which has been
vu *et tor the county grade > schools’
. o commencement-, ceremonies in the
. Ashland city, park, near the end o f
.May,, families and. friends o f the
graduating classes begin to anive in
.«utoipobUaar in old-fashioned buggies
•P. dfarm wagons or an horseback
from sections whose mountain trails
do not permit travel on wheels.
“ The world and his wief, so far
as Jackson county is concerned
t, . comes, armed with a picnic lunch and
a spirit of comradeship, for meeting
old friends and for making acquaint
ance with newcomers. The fact that
my parents settled here when I was
a little girl gives me an entrance to
the inner circle.
“ The all-day program includes a
commencement address, delivery o f
diplomas, a pageant, chorus singing,
folk games, a music memory con
test and an award o f prizes in his
tory and other subjects for essays.
The resident o f the most remote
hamlet or isolated ’ msuntaih ranch
sees his children dressed in their best
and meeting on equal terms the child
ren o fthe valley cities and. is stirred
to ambition for them to have, as good
educational opportunity as those who
live in the larger settlements. When
the time comes for.votink bonds for
schools in their neighborhood there
is no question about the value o f the
Civ* Oaly Maaaeat Paa*e.
Mrs. Cartar’a talk in persuading
th# voters of their need, for progres
sive measures ie not always so essy
as assembling the community leaders
for the apringtims commencement in
the Ashland park. On one occasion
she found opposing factions o f a
certain mountain community armed
to reinforce their votes with active
gun play over the subject o f uniting
two school districts and providing
transportation for the children, who
would thus have a better building
and more highly qualified teacher*
than either district along could pro-
“ I’ll admit I had a few uncom
fortable minutes when I discovered
the situation,” says Mrs. Carter,
“ But I soon conquered my fear, and
that waa half the battle. It was not
long before I was able to make the
leaders o f both faction see that they
should think o f the good of their
children instead of their own per
sonal enmities. Fortunately children
do not harbar grudges. The coming
generation will forget that there was
strife among their parents.’’
The school bonds, which are often
voted at cost o f great sacrifice from
devoted parents, are to be supple
000,000 award from tha Oregon-
California land grant refund.
will help provide buildings sorely
needed in this county, whose school
population has increased by more
than 000 within the past two years.
“ I MV e here from a childhood (electricity do the work,” because “ no before that date, the plaintiff will
spent ia . linois. I have studied in the ! house is complete without one,” es apply to the Court for the relief de
manded in said complaint, which is
Univenll o f California and know pecially if “ it’s toasted,” which is a for u decree forever dissolving the
the gram cities of the Pacific coast “ burning q u e s tion’’ “ established bonds of matrimony now existing be
as well • those of the Atlantic sea since 1776” und "aged in the wood,” tween plaintiff and defendant, and
board. I tught in Alaska for several “ containing no alcohoj;” and “ babies for the custody and control o f the
minor child of said marriage named
years aM met a cosmopolitan group cry for :t” because it “ chases the in said complaint.
County Bonk* Circulated.
there. But for place and people in dirt” and “ saves the surface;” you’ ll
This summons is served upon you
Mrs. Carter supervises the work of all my acquaintance, give me Jackson notice “ what u whule of a difference for the period of six consecutive
weeks and seven publications there
280 teachers in the 76 districts of county!
a few cents make,” so why “ walk a of, in the Central Point American, a
the county. Each school has a branch
mile” “ eventually— why not now?” weekly news paper printed on Thurs
M ouataia Haight* Conquered.
of the county library, with the privil
“ Ask Dad— he knows” “ they satis day of each week in Central Point,
Oregon, commencing with the issue
ege o f exchanging 26 books each
“ I have enjoyed tennis, swimming, fy.” — Penn. State Froth.
of December .‘10th, 1920, in pursu
month. The county superintendent is and bowling, the last particularly in
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ance of an order of the Honorable
contsantly on the alert to determine Alaska. But my greatest delight is
A C TIO N
C. M. Thomas, Judge of the above
recommendations of new lists of to have my own two feet upon the
named Court, made and entered
on the 28th day of December,
trail. There is no butte or bluff with
In Montana a railway bridge had herein
Other outstanding features of Mrs. in a long radius of the ranch where been dest/vj-cd by fire and it was
W. G. TRILL,
Attorney for Plaintiff
Carter’s administration have been I spent my girlhood which I have not necessary to replace it.
Mv residence und Postoffice ad
her development of Americanization topped. I have climbed many other engineer and his staff were ordertl
classes: her eo-operatlon with the
in haste to the placb. Two days later
Central Point, Oregon
4-H (head,- heatr, hand and health! Alaska.
came the superintendent of the di d-31-f.ll
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club leaders in Connection with Ore
Alighting from his private
“ For years I carried my flower vision.
gon Agricultural college to such good press at my saddle bow on my black car, he encountered the old muster
N OTICE TO C R E D IT O R S
effect that Jackson county school Morgan, who seemed to find as much bridge-builder.
girls have for three successive years zest as I found in an early morning
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,
“ Bill,” said the superintendent, his
ranked highest in the state 4-H clubs canter in the valley, or a climb on words quivering with energy, “ I want that the undersigned has, by order of
the county court of Jackson county,
and have won the free trip to the mountain trails.
this job rushed. Every hours delay Oregon, been appointed ns adminis
mid-winter Chicago International live
“ My husband, who is a busy build costs the company money. Have you trate of the Estate of Isabel! J.
stock show; and her effective enforce ing contractor, often humors my got the engineer’s plans for the new Stines, deceased, and has duly quali
fied as such.
All persons having
ment o f the compulsory education longing for a night in the open, and i bridge?”
estate are here
law as revised in 1925.
we slip o ff for a camp supper in | "I don't know,” sain the bridge- by notified and required to present
Mrs. Carter hat appointed her the forest or beside a stream, end builder, “ whether the engineer has : the same, dwi; verified as required
rural supervisor, Miss Elizabeth we sleep with no roof lower than the picture drawed yet or not, but , hv law. within six months after the
I date ( f the first publication of this
Burr, as “ attendance supervisor,” ’ in the stars. It is the gypsying that I the bridge is up and the trains is j notice, which first publication is tlm
place of the former “ truant officer.” love. Even now as I talk with you passin’ over it.”
7th duy of .lanunr", 1927. Mv resi
dence is Medford Oregon, and nlace
No. longer does the sheriff grasp the T can smell the sweet dampness of
of h’-siness is First National Bank
child ’»y the coat collar and shake the woods in the rain and I want to
A Building in said oitv.
him, into the schoolroom, giving him be there.
Administratix of 'he Estate of
also a hatred toward education. Now
“ Does not man's love for the shy,
Isaboll Stine, Decerscd.
this highly efficient educator calls evasive beauties of the wild places
W. E. Phipns. Attornoy for ■mul os-
at the hpmes of absentee children to betoken his inalienable desire for
*rito. F:rst National Bank P.uilding,
Çqrsuâde the delinquent parents that the hidden things of the spirit?” ’— In the Circuit Court for the State o f Medford, Oregon.
Oregon, for Jackton county.
tKere is value in giving their child Oregonian.
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ren more education.
J. II. DUTTON,
Is a weekly paper
. Migratory Children Lag.
Defendant end never intends t< bo a daily paper
the fact that “ four out of every five” LILLIE DUTTON.
Afhln*,,l has a good daily paper :• 1
And Mrs. Carter works with her “ ask the man who owns one,” and To LILLIE DUTTON. Defendant:
a weekly paper. Just right and enough.
rural supervisor and all the teachers “ his master’s voice” tells them, so
OF OREGON, you are hereby noti Another daily would ho n<-olcs; -M
of the county in an effort, also, to they “ say it with flowers” and fied and required to appear and uncalled for. One weekly Is needed,
the children o f the migratory work “ spend the difference” on “ just a answer the complaint of the plain and this weekly is enough.
ers who ha fa no chance for educa real good cigar,” and find that “ it’s tiff filed against you in the above
The v/orld is paying men todnv far
tion except a few weeks at a time best in the long run” to “ save that entitled Court and cause, on or be
fore the 3rd day of February, 1926, what they do— not what they dream
salvage for American citizenship schoolgirl complexion”
and “ let that if you fail to answer the same of doing.
where their parents stop for wov'x in
the fruit or timber or on highway or
irrigatio nprojects or in mills.
Parent-Teacher association o f her
county are co-operating in this effort
by reporting to the school authorities
any children o f either transient or
resident families whom they know
to be out o f school.
“ We find most of these migratory
children three to five years behind
the resident children of their age,”
says Mrs. Cartr.
“ One little lad
aighed as he said, “ Ma’d like to set
tle, but dad wants to wander.-’ He
waa wne o f the thousands who'spend
the summer and fall in Oregon,
Washington or British Columiba, and
the winter in California, following
the fruit all through the year.”
Jackson county is expected to vote
at the next election on the adoption
of the county unit plan, which would
place the schools in the hands of a
county beard of education, equalize
the distribution of school funds re
gardless o f the districts’ assessed
property valuation, and arrange for
appointment of the superintendent
rather than her election. Mrs. Carter
is most heartily in favor o f this plan.
This county is still in the throes of
the struggle which has resulted in the
vote to move the county seat from
historic Jacksonville to the newer
metropolitan center o f the valley,
Medford, On this subject Mrs. Car 'P
ter maintains a neutral attitude.
to print you some
Leag Tramps Takea ia Wind.
Within the past year there have
been emergency calls fo r visits to
schools far removed from the high
ways of the Rogue river valley. Mrs.
Carter hiked 11 miles in mud too
deep for a car, to reach one remote
school, and on another day took a
16-mile trip on horseback.
recent visit she started wit ha horse
tied behind her automobile which
she drove at a speed suited to the
horses’s gait. Upon reaching the end
of the hard-surfaced toad, she donned
her brother’s chaps and put on all the
Wraps she could fasten, to endure the
cold mountain wind. And so she rode
ten miles farther on to the teacher
who had sent her the SOS.
"Would I like an easier jo b ?’’ Mrs.
Carter laughed her reply.
“ Is this job s hard one? It keep»
me out-of -doors in this country whicl
I love be t, with the wide valley and
th* m»ui tains dotted with homes of
my fries •. Here I see the masses of
pear hi*, urns in the spring and in
hale that delicious fragrance. I have
the wild lowers in the canyons, the
ergreens on the hills, and
the eve tanging coloring on Mount
and other peaks. There
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