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About Ashland American. (Ashland, Jackson County, Or.) 1927-1927 | View This Issue
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Finest W ater Supply
On Paved Highway
O u t L ik e G e m in I ts N a t u r a l
COUNTY. OREGON. FRIDAY.
T E A C H E R S M E E T A T E A G L E P T.
Local T e a c h e r s ’ I n s t i t u t e t o b e H el d;
I n t e r e s t i n g P r o g r a m in S t o re .
Susanne Homes Carter, county
school superintendent, announces
that a local teachers’ institute will
he held at Engle Point, Saturday,
The 'nstitute will he
convened at i):.'!0 in the morning,
and the following interesting pro
gram will be rendered:
9:30— Music by Eagle Point
schools. Roll call of teachers.
10.00— Our Music Work, Miss
Leona Marsters, Ashland normal.
10:45— Geography, Mr. Redford,
Ashland normal. Round table— ob
jective tests in geography.
12:00— Noon lunch at ‘Sunnyside.’
1:15— Our National Education
association, Mrs. Carter, state direct
1 :45— Address by Prof. A. J. Han-
by, Medford junior high, president
county division O. S. T. A.
2:15— Echoes from O. S. T. A. by
(a) What are we accomplishing in
(b) Are we improving as teach
ers of spelling?
3 :30— County announcement!«.
Many of our readers outside of
Jackson county are deeply interested
in southern Oregon, and numerous
letters inquiring are answered every
day by newspapers and commercial
clubs. The various organizations of
Jackson county, some time ago, is
sued a splendid booklet descriptive
of the county. We are here re-print-
ing a condensed description from that
hook relating t o this “Lithia City:”
Ashland unique and different, has
a charm and attractiveness which are
difficult to describe, and which
never fail to interest those who have
time to tarry for a while, and
breathe the healthful ozone of this
Ma y H a v e N e w R a i l r o a d .
mountain foothill city. Lofty peaks,
Central Point seems to he in line
with forests of pine and fir, winding for a n«‘w railroad, should rumors
canyons, with tumbling, rippling prove true regarding a road from
streams, create a background which Klamath Falls to Grants Pass and
makes Ashland stand out like a gem on to Crescent City. Central Point is
in its natural setting.
fortunately on '**e shortest route,
With the construction of the paved should tlie new road use the road
Pacific highway, and the great de now operating from Butte Falls to
velopment of travel by automobile, Medford, he taken over by the new
which brings to our midst people line. They are also located in th<*
from all over the world, Ashland is best agricultural center of the valley.
beginning to receive the attention to
which she entitled, and many nat
ural resources will be opened up by A P P L E G A T E IS
SCENE OF MINING
people discovering for the first time
that nearly everything may be found
in this territory to support life and P l a c e r Mi ne s I n t e r e s t Local S p e c t a
tors W h o G a t h e r There.
to found a high type of citizenship.
The resources which Ashland
Th«* 1 activities of the Federal mine
shares with other cities of southern
Oregon and the Rogue river valley on Little Applegate are creating pic
are the wonderful expanse of virgin turesque scenes for th«1 many people
forests the fertile soils which pro who visit th«‘ro. The power of the
duce alfalfa and grains of extraor three giants operating under 220-
dinary quality and yield, and fruits foot pressure is shown by the fact
and vegetables which never fall to that trees at a distance of ov«>r 120
excel in competitive exhibits, the yards have been left white and scar
mineral resources scattered all red several feet from the ground as
through the mountains of this sec a result of rocks being thrown
tion, the climatic conditions, which j against them.
combine many of the desirable fea-1 By means of an electric light plant
tures of California, with the bracing which was installed several weeks
and healthful weather of the north ago, the workmen are enabled to
west, and the fishing and hunting work day and night shifts, although
at intervals operations cease at mid
which are unsurpassed.
The advantages which Ashland has night, owing to th<> collection of de
distinctive and peculiar to herself bris, which has to he cleared away
are those which nature has so lavish before proceeding with the work.
ly provided sonic of which are as yet According to reports the results of
only partially utilized and developed. a clean-up several weeks ago provide
In the first place is the water which further proof that the soil is favor
comes from Mt. Ashland and fur able for mining.
nishes to Ashland folks the purest
and finest supply for domestic use. S U S P E C T R E T U R N E D T O S T A T E
Secondly, mineral waters, which will
one «lay he recognized the world A l l e g e d N o t o r i o u s H ol d U p Ma n
C a u g h t in I daho.
over, .as it is improbable that any
Portland police officials r«‘ceived
other place excels in variety and
quality the Lithia. ^ >da and sul word from Grangeville, I d ah o , yes
phur waters and the cinnabar vapor terday that the Grangeville sheriff
and mud baths which are closely ad will arrive in Portlan«! today with a
jacent to this city. Thirdly a natural man named Young, who is wanted in
park and play ground of many acres, Jacksonville. Or., for a series of
where tourists from every state and highway robberies there three years
clime congregate for rest and rec ago.
According to Lieutenant Harvey
reation and to benefit fr«>m the
Young. with "Oregon"
healthgiving climate and waters.
Only in the last few years have Bert Jones, committed many hold
the citizens of Ashland begun to ups near Jacksonville, mostly of pas
think in t«rms of expansion and de sing motorists. Jones was captured
velopment, and great opportunity and sent to the state penitentary,
exists for men of vision and capital to where he was killed in an attempted
v. rest from the mountains monuments escape a year ago.
of granite such aa has been found after Jones was tr.k«‘n into custody
he c ofotc only in the East, as well '«I has been living in the G range-
rs - old and other mineral wealth: •i1!'“ country. ar«or«l ng to the in-
t«, b tl e : nd ship ma ric waters which ’oim r.toi received from th" Grange
: -UtLcr tlc a — O rc a d ia n .
in Favor of
Board Members No
Plaza Discussed Pro
a n d Con.
At an interesting session of the
Commercial club lunch Tuesday noon
at the Lithia Springs hotel, the pro-
jojbm inq)|'I UuiUid jo uoijsanl) posod
to the Plaza block was quite well
thrashed out. Clyde Malone of the
commercial club presided.
Secretary W. Hal McNair of the
park board presented the annual re
port of the activities, financial
condition, etc., of the park for the
year 1926. The report speaks for it
self and we print it in full:
Report for 1926
ASHLAND PARK COMMISSION
Tourist park .................... 6,619 cars
Jan. 5, in bank
Re ce i p ts .
Cups at fountain 1122.00
Auto camp ............ 0820.95
Interest on Bal....... 29.54
City care park .
..... ’ 5.00
Sale m eter.............. 17.00
26. 10 12552.3«
j Coo t a n d Lincoln Countie* A re the
Fi r *t t o G e t F u n d s .
Washington, D. C.—Certificates of
settlement for the claims of two Ore
gon counties under the Oregon and
California railroad laml grant tax
refund act have been forwarded to
the secretary of the treasury by
Comptroller-General McCarl, Oregon
senators were notified today.
The Coos county certificate calls
for payment of $503,700.98 to that
county in settlement of its tax ac
count against lands within its bor
ders from 1915 to 1926.
county will receive $31,527.11.
Check? covering payments in the
sums mentioned to the two counties
will be forwarded within a few days
by the treasury department. In the
case of Coos, payment will be made
to County Treasurer Demmick at Co-
cjuille. The check for Lincoln county
will be made out to G. H. Horsfall
of Toledo, sheriff of the county and
ex-officio tax collector.
The rounds of the two counties
will be the first actual settlements
to be made by the federal govern
ment under the act passed at the
last session of congress and signed
by President Coolidge.
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t e re s te d to Come.
The regulur meeting of the South
ern Oregon Mutual Rabbit Breeders
association will he held at Talent, on
Friday evening. February 4.
The session will he open to all
interested in the industry, whether
16143.04 they are members of the association
A feature of th«“ session will be
the presentation of instructions cal
culated to make <>n«‘ a competent
judge of rabbits.
A table show
'demonstration in the dressing of th«“
enreass for mark«“t and fur-grading
will also be features of instruction.
An entertainment will he given and
Gas Co.................. $ 394.99
Imp. Bond <& lilt. 1510.00
Stevens Note & Int. 287.02
City S«“w«“r Ass’t
S E N A T E P A S S E S CO U N TY BILL
Scamp Tract, inl
Gas, oil for trucks 113.43
Bill C a r r i e s E m e r g e n c y C l a u s e ; Go
Electric sign .
I n t o E f f e c t a s S oo n as S i gn e d .
The Or«“g«m senate unanimously
New cabins, re.
passed the house hill locating Med
664.27 14002.04 ford as th«* county scat of Jackson
Jan. 3, 1927, Bal. in hank 1481.00
county, after speeches in its behelf
$16143.44 by Senator Dunn, Jackson county,
W. HAL McNAIR,
and Senator Mosier, Multnomah. The
Secretary. hill carried the em«rg«“ncy clause,
President Frank Jordan of the
Park Board outlined in a comprehen- | and will go into effect as soon ns
sive manner his reasons for opposing 1 Governor Patterson signs it.
the piping of Lithia water to the | The hill, introduced by Repre-
Plaza block. He declared that too
much congestion would result at cer sentative Briggs of Jackson county,
tain seasons if the proposal went was passed unanimously by the house
through. He also stated that if the a week ago. It was sponsored by the
water were kept in the park itself, as
at present, visitors would tak«* more entire Jackson county delegation,
time to inspect the park and once composed of Represi-ntatives Briggs,
the park was visited, tourists and and Carkin and Senator Dunn.
« asual visitors would really appre
The measure was inspire«! by n
ciate its wond«“rs and realize that ruling of Attorney General Van
here in the little City of Ashland is
the real place for a home. Once let Winkl«* to the effect that, as Jack
outsiders see for themselves what we sonville ha«l never been officially
have to offer, and growth of Ash designated as the county seat, the
land, both as a home city, health re
sort and commercial center, would legislature could legally designate
inevitably follow. In the speaker’s any city in the county.
i -t'mation th«; t ark and the Lithia
water «juestions are hound together S E C O N D
r.nd are of such a magnitude that
not hasty, but calm and careful plan
ning are needed to bring t«> fruition M a n y N e w S t — u d e n t s E n t e r L o w e r
Grades of Learning.
A. C. Nininger. L'“uis Dodge
morning the students
anil S. A. Peters. Jr., Park Board
commissioners, ■‘poke briefly and to of all Ashlan«! public schools en-
the point, on th«“ question at issue, , tered the secon«l semester «if this
ell being against the nining of Lithia year’s work. I.ast week’s examina
water to the Plaza block and the
hVîls and stating their reasons for tion worries are forgotten and the
new work is well un«ler way. There
H. L. Clavcomb. Chamber of Com i is an increase in attemlance and
merce director. tron«»lv uph«“ld the
reposition «)f pining Lithia water to about fifty more students registered
♦ ’•« plaza. Mr. Claycmb’« «ta->d was at the start of the semester.
D’pt many visitors t«i A hland were
The majority of new pupils are in
r e ware of the f v f thnt there is r the first six grades.
era 1 water «*f «he T»ro»'erf'e» of
T *Ma h»Te. an«l the« it is in (a"t so
’ ’ ion ♦ L*nf rnan^
Miss Bertha Calhoun of Grants
not f:nd “t. He ho|ie”e«| jt >vou>«l Pass visited this w«“ek with Miss
I . f pfl
to the C'tv of Ash
(Co t illed on Page 8)
RUMOR TH AT’S
NOT SO WILD
Pay Rolls N eeded.
Excitement on Mill
Mo r e
M a n u f a c t u r i n g a n d T o i l e r s of
Soil to V ic i ni t y .
Some hopes and ambitions have
been expressed for a greater payroll
for Ashland. There is no doubt but
a larg«ir weekly income would make
it easier for business men to expand
and the larger volume of business,
the lower prices they can make. Also
a larger payroll, or more business
would tend to better markets for our
farm products. This is the age of
progress as well as push and pop
and competition. It is hard to find
an individual so ‘‘high browed” who
would assert that his city needed no
larg«“r payroll—or the laboring man.
The laboring man of today means
the clerk who works, the teacher
who teaches at so much per, the
banker, the baker; yes, and practical
ly every trade including the farm
er. The “laboring man” with a $6 a
day job, or even much less, is as in
telligent and can behave as well in
society as many who have inheriteil
a fortune. The Ashland American
is favorable to more industries, more
people, a bigger pay roll and more
A N e w S a w Mill.
Near Ashland can he found one
of the really big bodies of standing
timber of the west. This timber is
ripe; it is ready to cut, nnd it be
hooves Ashlanil to lend some sup
port and efforts toward the securing
of a big lumber mill, lath mill an«l
Rumor tried to excite some this
week by saying a large sawmill in
northern California was wanting to
move to Ashland. The report, talked
of considerably in Dunsmuir, has no
real foundation for accuracy, hut it
doesn’t lessen the fact that Ashland
could benefit financially by sponsor
ing and asking for saw mills, wood
working factories, chemical plants of
various nature, more poultry ran«“hes
and more dairy farmers.
M e d f o r d E s t a b l i s h m e n t F ile I n v o l u n
Claims aggregating $1664.80 were
listed in an involuntary bankruptcy
petition filed in the federal district
court in Portland last Friday by the
California Oregon Power company,
Tomlin Box company, Big Pines
Lumber company and the Me«lfor«l
Furniture & Hardware company
against the Me«ifor«l Precooling &
Storage company of Medford.
voluntary petition was also filed .it
that time by Lewis S. Blyth, tele
graph operator, Grants Pass, liabili
ties, $913, assets, $85.
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R r m o d . I Old T h e a t r e .
Jim Hersey has purchased the «»id
Lyric theatre building and is re
modeling it into two modern store
rooms an«l the upstairs into six apart
ments. Th«* storerooms will I «* co n-
pU te«l in two weeks ami the apart
ments will he ready for occupancy
about the first «»f March. The apart
ments are bing furnished throughou*
with new furnishings and cle tri ..1
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