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C ity of Schools, C h u rc h e s,
H o m es a n d B u sin ess
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ASHLAND, JA CK SON CO U N T Y . O RE G O N . FRIDAY.
FE B R U A R Y 25, 1927
N U M B E R 45
DIST. C O N V E N T IO N K. P.
FOR ASHI AND, APRIL 1
POULTRY MEN PLAN
L A RG E R ASSOCIA TIO N
On April first the Knights of Py
Despite inclem ent weather, fifty
BOTH GAMES thias
district convention will be hi M
WORKS HAVOC or Ashland,
STILL CO. SEAT
more active poultry grow ers of
Many visiting knights
G rants Pass, M edford and
¡will be here that day and night, and
various other valley towns and dis
S O U T H E R N PA C IF IC TRA IN S tricts m et Saturday afternoon at M ED F O R D L E A DS IN E L IM IN A some who have not previously visit OLD HISTO R ICA L BOOKS PR O V E
ed Ashland. Local arrangem ents are
the public library and took action
TION C ONTEST.
H E L D AL O N G ROUTE
being made for the convention and
looking to the form ation of a co-op
Damage I s High
Aihland Is Not Dam aged by Storm,
Although Large A m o u n t of W a te r
High w ater in Jackson county last
ing several hours, while rivers and
creeks w ent out of their beds, play
ed more or less havoc with farm s and
cities of the county the first of the
week. The new highway bridge at
Gold Hill, however, did not go out
as reported, although many sm aller
bridges were washed away in various
parts of the county. H undreds of
workers a t the Copco works at Pros
pect were unable to reach the place
on account of washed out bridges
near Prospect on the C rater Lake
highway. Many cattle and calves were
reported drowned from all parts of
Many homes in the lowlands west
of Central Point narrow ly escaped
dam ages from ti e high w aters. Many
small bridges were entirely sub
m erged and roads were inundated
at many points, and made impassable.
Thirty-eight cabins were washed
out at M erricks camp.
W o ri l in History.
Southern Pacific railw ay men,
some of them who have been here
with the company for 25 years, de
clare the storm has rendered unpre
cedented damage to their line and is
the worst in history. Slides and wash
outs have occured a t num erous
points north. The line is also blocked
at several points south. The line was
out for a distance of 200 yards near
Bear Creek orchards, where the grade
has been washed out from under the
track It is also reported that part of
tunnel 13, at the sum m it of the Siski
you had slid in. Several huge rocks
were on the track near Steinman
and various other blockades occured
in the south.
Ashland was not damaged by the
rain storm . Ashland creek was on
a ram page, but held its banks, and
outside of a thorough w etting, the
city escaped unharm ed.
On both sides of the city, how
ever, damage was heavy. G reen
spring road to Klam ath Falls was not
washed out, but was very slick. Snow
fell on the Siskiyou m ountains but
stages made it through.
At Jackson hot springs, w ater for
an eighth of a mile covered the high
way to a depth of three feet, and
families m arooned in cabins were
removed in boats. The highway was
slightly underm ined but not greatly
damnged. Tourists cabins at the re-
sort were wrecked, and two cars
ran into the ditch.
While w ater covered the Jackson
ville highway for a quarter of a mile
from Ross laine west, with Ross Lane
itself entirely ruined, w ater standing
at the tops of fence posts and Jack-
son creek a raging torrent, Jackson
ville was feeling the flood which hit
over the entire county.
Applegate valley was flooded and
the w ater coursed down into Jack
sonville alm ost at flood stage.
Southern Pacific trains were stal-
led for 48 hours, standing idle while
work crews worked feverishly to re-
place trackage washed out by flood.
Medford high school closed until
erative association of sufficient mag
nitude to export eggs in carload lots.
Committees of three from each of
the districts, Ashland, Grants Pass
and Medford, with R . G. Fowler,
county agent, as general chairman,
were named to lend the movement
and to enlist all grow ers of the dis
trict in the plan.
It is not proposed to organize a
new association but to enlarge the
present co-operative organization,
making it representative of both
Jackson and Josephine counties and
enlisting the membershop of every
poultry ow ner whose flock produces
The proposal for an enlarged or
ganization was accepted and support
ed with enthusiasm from each of the
districts represented and there was
expressed a unanim ity of opinion as
to the need, as well as ultim ate suc
cess of an enlarged association.
The value of poultry products ex
ported from this country alone in
102f> slightly exceeded $500,000 but
at no tim e was the volume suffi
ciently large to perm it shipm ents go
ing forw ard in carload lots. Encour
aged by the excellent showing, how
ever,growers are confident th at if the
association is enlarged to include all
producers th at carload shipments
can be m aintained with regularity,
resulting in a m arked increase in
The comm ittees, together with Mr.
Fowler, expect to launch into the
work immediately, and will call an
other m eeting of grow ers in the near
Both Hard Fought
One Game Played Here and O ther at
Medford A ttra ct Many Sport
Fans of Basketball.
Last Friday night th e Medford
high basketball boys came to Ash
land for the first of the two cham
pionship games. They were accom
panied by Medford boosters in an
auto parade many blocks long.
The game resulted in a score of
17 to 2!» in favor of the visitors.
Laing, M edford center, drew first
blood with a basket soon a fter the
game opened. A1 Melvin was high
point man, with 13 tallies to his
At half time the score stood 15 to
2 in favor of M edford, after the lo
cal boys had dazzled their bewilder
ed opponents with speedy floor work.
In the second period, the Lithians
came out primed for action and net
ted 15 points for themselves. In
ability to check local work resulted
in a Medofrd victory. A1 P arr was
high point man for Ashland, with
eight counters to his credit.
In a prelim inary, M edford girls’
defeated the Ashland girls, 13-25.
The boys’ lineup:
Melvin .................... F ................... N utter
Lfiirg .....................C.....................G arnett
G .................... Hill
G ............... Abbott
PAY PR O L O N G E D V IS IT H E R E Leedom ........... s
McGee .......... S....
Four days of visitors— four long
passenger trains held up at Ashland,
two at Medford and one at Gold
Hill— hundreds of tourists and busi
ness travelers visting the entire val
ley for four days. In Ashland, among
the stranded passengers was a big
fruit cannery man looking for good
prospects, one of the head Standard
oil men, m anager of the buying de
partm ent of the Skaggs-Safeway
stores and several home-seekers.
Ashland people entertained the com
pany, and on Monday night gave a
dance in the Depot hotel. Many of
them will go away with a good feel
ing for the city.
The girls’ lineup:
Allen .......................F ..................... Myer
Singler .....................C ..... Swedenburg
Demmer ..................C................ Beswick
Knips .............. G
G ................. Newhry
Saturday night, Ashland w ent to
Medford and played in the arm ory.
Ashland lost the game, 29 to 17, but
it was a hard fought tug-of-w ar all
the way and Ashland’s playing and
defensive work was generally com
mented on as extrem ely clever.
Roy P arr played the stellar game
for Ashland. For Medford, McDonald
and Anderson played the best game,
with Dews, substitute, forward.
The contest was a thrilling one
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from the spectator’s point of view,
C. I. Homes, who lives about seven and kept the big crowd in an uproar
miles out on route one was a pleas from start to finish.
ant caller Saturday.
Su m m ary of Game.
was not as fast as it
schools, due to pupils being maroon-
and it was some
Basement of the Medford Center with a basket. Idling
building. Term inal and Medford ho-
tels, Federal building and many
smaller buildings flooded and were
pumped out, after causing damage to
Surf are of C rater Lake highway
practically ruined in many places
where torrents tore across it all Sun
day afternoon and night.
Pacific highway underm ined be
tween Central Point and Gold Hill.
M edford-Jacksonville highway un
dermined. Both roa ls still passable.
Many residents of rural sections
marooned and unahle to leave their
ranches, due to washed out roads and
Two Medford camp grounds, built
along the banks of Bear creek are
Wednesday duo to the inability of washed out with heavy property
ten teachers to reach the school. damage when the ir*«k broke ov. F
Partial attendance at all e»h*f it-» b-rks-
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Lithians Do Entertaining.
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Stalled Train Passengers Enjoy Hoi-
pitality of Ashland Folks.
all members will be expected to at-
| tend lodge next Friday night when
the subject will be discussed
S. A. Peters, who is head of the
Lithians, Ashland organization of
boosters and V. D. Miller, whose
ideas of telling them about Ashland
run in the same channel, got out in
their cars Monday and made a round
up of all they could see to help en
tertain the stranded travelers at the
depot. The result was th at a royal
good tim e was had by the visitors
who will always have one pleasant
thought about Ashland. They, in
turn, will tell their home folks, giv
ing us a little indirect, but g >o,J
Found in Roseburg
Jacksonville Designated a* County
Seat in 1852; Capital T hen at
(From Daily News)
Discovery of historical inform a
tion which, on the eve of the erec
tion of a court house building in
Medford may block such a move was
uncovered Friday by a News re
porter. Today, plans are made to
commence excavating for the new
court house building.
Discovery th at in 1852 Jackson
ville was officially designated as the
Mrs. S. A. Dusenberry, who has county seat of Jackson county has
spent the past few days visting with come to light, and it is probable that
Mrs. Maude Boswell in Central the inform ation will be used by those
Point and Mrs. H. H. Elhnrt in Ash who have been opposed to moving
land, has returned to her home on the county capital as another ob
stacle to keep the county seat away
It rnins in southern Oregon oc from Medford.
The inform ation was unearthed by
rainging the first one. At the end George Himes, secretary of the state
of the period M edford had a com historical society with headquarters
fortable lead with the score 7 to 2. at Portland, and forw arded to the
The second quarter opened with county clerks office in Jacksonville.
more speed when Ashland caged one According to Mr. Himes’ com
foul when Roy P arr dropped it into m unication, the facts of which were
the hoop. On the next play he got a gleaned from old territorial archives,
basket but Melvin evened it up by a Jackson county was form ed in 1852,
m arker. Ashland soon got another before Oregon was yet a state and
basket and later repeated. This set Jacksonville was named as the coun
the fans wild for the score was now ty sent.
tied i) to 9. There was a g reat deal At th at time Oregon City was
of fum bling steps and fouling for the* stnte capital. John B. Gaines ap
the rest of the quarter and Melvin pointed by President Zachary Tay
went out of four personals. The lor, was governor of Oregon and the
score at the half rem ained at 9 to 9. territorial legislature, in hennial ses
Ashland drew first blood shortly sion selected a large portion of south
a fter the opening of the half and ern Oregon and called it Jackson
Dew and A rcher beat it one point county, with boundaries extending
on converting three free throws— from the Umpqua divide south to
two of them on Dew. Again the score the California line and from the
was tied but Medford got the lead Pacific ocean eastw ard to the in
by one point ju st before the end of terior of what is now Luke county.
the quarter. Abbot went out on four Jacksonville, struggling mining
personals. The score was 14 to 13. town in the lower end of this vast
The opening of the last quarter
was selected as the seat of
found both team s striving for the domain,
county and the
lead and considerable roughness de \ first session for of the court
veloped, but was held down by Ref September 5, 1853, with Hon.
eree Stritm ater. Ashland now took thew P. Deady, appointed territorial
the lead and held it until A rcher judge by President Franklin Pierce,
caged a long one and gave the lo president.
cals the advantage. A rcher found
the hoop again and the Medford team Mr. Himes being curator of rel
went into a stall with about four ies for the state, had knowledge of
m inutes left to piny. During the stall an old territorial digest wherein the
Ashland got some free throws hut records were kept, found the above
lost her advantage by not converting when previous searches failed to re
more than one. The stall was fought veal where Jacksonville had ever
hard by Ashland and Medford barely been mentioned as the county scat.
escaped from two or three tight Acting on this assum ption, the
places. When the gun sounded Med state legislature passed a bill desig
ford had the best of it by ju st two nating Medford as the county seat.
W hether the discovery of the old
record will annul the recent action
of the legislature rem ains to be
seen but it is certain th at those op-
j posed to the county seat removal
I will make the most of it in attem pt
ing to keep Hit) county seat away
The Mighty Little Adv.
Mr. Sams had a classified adv one
issue of a range for sale. He says
I itdone the trick and he sold the
I stove. All ads in the American are
I read by people the advertiser wishes
j to talk to. It pays.
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Mrs. Kester Gandee and Mrs.
Raymond Ruger of Dunsmuir, Cali-
i fornia. formerly of this city, arc
trending the week-end in Ashland
visiting with friend* and relatives.