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About Ashland American. (Ashland, Jackson County, Or.) 1927-1927 | View This Issue
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City of Schools, Churches,
Homes and Business
LUM BERING~FRUIT~ D A IR Y IN G — M I N I N G — F A R M IN G -S T O C K RAISING FISHING-HUNTING
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A S H L AN D , J A C K S O N C O U NT Y , O R E G O N , FR I DAY,
TO OPEN PLANT
I AL S S U R R O U N D I N G
County Men Owners
Or egon Chemi cal
C o m pa n y
St a rt s
O p e r a t i o n at T a l e n t ; Di rect ors
a r e Elected.
B A K E R MAN C O N G R A T U L A T E S
Mr. .1. E. Evans of Baker, Oregon,
read a copy of the Ashland Am eri
can last week and hurried to the of
fice to congratulate the m anagem ent
on the appearance and exceptionally
good newspaper for a weekly for
Ashland. Mr. Evans said “ th a t was
the best weekly newspaper, I have
seen; your first page article on the
presidential campaign was the best
expressed and handled the subject
from the surest and most direct
tru th I ever read.” Mr. Evans f u r
ther suggested, “ I hope you continue
each week to urge the necessity of
separating church and state in poli
tics, and keep everlastingly a t it”
Mr. Evans, whos. business is in Baker
has been visiting nere several weeks.
Mrs. Baker and two daughters are
living in Ashland to give the girls
the advantage of Ashland’s splendid
schools. One daughter in ju n io r high
and one attending the state normal
MARCH 11, 1927
N U M B E R 47
IS BUSY CITY
R E N T ON B U S I N E S S B U I L DI NG S
R E P O R T E D TOO H I G H
N o r t he r n Or e go n People Thi nk K l a m
at h Falls a Chicago of O r eg on ;
Pl umbe r» Still on Strike.
We drove to Klamath Falls the
The Oregon Chemical company,
first of the week. Wanted to see the
heretofore operated under a p a rt
latest activity of th at much talked
nership agreem ent between W. B.
Robinson and Gorge Schumacher, has
been incorporated under the laws
Klam ath Falls is talked of more
of Oregon, and begins active o pera
away from home than it is a t the
tion this week in its fa ctory, form erly
city. In northern Oregon everyone
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the Bagley C anning company, a t
thinks Klamath Falls a Chicago.
GI RL S C L E A N CITY P A RK
Talent, which was recently taken
It is surely a busy appearing city
over by this company.
of ten thousand people. The streets
To Wi n C r e d i t i a nd Honor Is Pr ide
are crowded, but unfortunately, right
The p resent building and railroad
of C a m p Fi r e G iris.
now about two thousand people on
siding will facilitate the construction
the stree ts are broke and looking for
of the new distillation plants and
Lithia park had a genuine surprise
lead smelter, to be erected adjoining party on S aturday when twenty a job.
The new buildings continually go
the p resent plant.
Camp Fire girls and four guardians
up put on a busy air and if the
The company is building a t present descended upon it for a spring house
strike is settled there are
a washing machine, fo r the removal cleaning.
th a t will soon be
of spray residue from fruit, but, be
In order to win a national birthday finished.
side from this connection with the honor of the group, one of the re
Rent is twice, what it should be
fruit industry, will confine itself for quirem ents is to help clean up some
the present mainly to two raw m a summer reso rt or week-end camping for business rooms.
terials— lead, either as lear-waste or ground. The park authorities were
lead ore, and to wood waste the lat willing to use the girls in helping to
ter to be trea ted by dry distillation. clean up cabins and to pick up refuse
vided so much.
From the lead waste will be pro from the grounds. No event is all
Some are discouraged over their
duced lead, babbit metal, type metal work and no play made for a polly
possibilities of getting two or three
sugar of lead, arsenate of lead, etc. picnic lunch and the lunch episode
new railroads as formerly hoped for
From the wood waste will be p ro furnished some the girls opportunity — but Klamath Falls is a mighty
duced chacoal and a few of the basic to learn their fire m aking honors.
products of wood waste distillation.
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F or the circulation of money, for
The directors of the company will C A N Y O N V I L L E O R E S ARF.
excitement, for hope of bigger
TO BE M I NE D SOON things and for general optomistic
be W. B. Robinson, m ining engineer;
George Schumacher, I’h. I)., chemist
views by all, it is the best city in
R ather slowly, perhaps, but surely, Oregon today for its size or thrice
and m etallurgist; Ralph Koozer,
m anager Ashland C anning com pany; nevertheless, the development of the its size. The city is isolated in a
F. C. Dillard, hydraulic enginorr with vast mineral deposits adjac en t to way, surrounded by mountains, a
Canyonville, Oregon, is drawing long ways from anywhere and we
the city of Medford.
nearer the point where actual metal don’t believe we could ever be
P rof S chum acher says;
“ Most people have a ra th e r vague values will be taken from the ores tem pted to drive over those m oun
idea about the chemical industry. and converted into real cash and tains again, even to sec Klamath
They are hardly aw are th a t in nearly within a few weeks, or months at Falls.
every article we use chemistry has most, a plant will be in operation
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played an im portant part. We p re there capable of taking out the OH YF.Z, IT DID SN O W H E R E
pare our bread and pastry with b a k values from the ores which are rich
ing powder and all the ingredients in gold, platinum, palladium and tin. So Much F or That , Now We will C o n
carbonate of soda, phosphates or t a r
The Polderwel Reduction com
t i nu e to Pl ant Gardens.
taric acid, a re the products of the pany, incorporated, of Reno, Nevada,
Sometimes we get a little too p re
has leased a building in Canyonville
“ Generally speaking, the object; to he used as a mill, and the m ach vious. We would have thought th a t
of the chemical works is to change inery for testing and dem onstrating beautiful, dry, mild southern Oregon
one article into another, creating the ore values has begun to arrive, where we have more sunshine than
thereby a higher priced one. It is with other to follow later to put the most of the world, would have snow
interesting even for a layman, to ore reduction plant into full opera on the tenth of March.
It snowed all night Tuesday night,
-'•e how a very low priced m aterial tion.
three inches of it in town and
can be tran sfo rm ed into a g re a t
Mr. E. Derwent, president of the
variety of articles which we use daily company, is now a t Canyonville, di a good many inches in the m oun
And here we were planting
without thinking where they come recting the a ffairs of the company. tains.
from. Let us take sawdust and wood He has had wide experience as a flowers, attending Spring Openings
waste for example.
If wood is chemist and mining man and has and taking sunny pleasure rides. But
treated with acid of one kind, and demonstrated beyond any doubt that it is all over and within another
in one particular way, the cellulose he can get values from the Canyon week we will talk of the hot w eather
and the trees will bloom and the
i- formed into sugar, and the saw- ville ores.
stores will have a genuine spring
<lust is transform ed into a sweet
With a process perfected for e x opening and we will plan for picnics
mass of excellent feeding value for
tracting these ore values the
n - and everybody will be happy.
‘ uttle. It is not nny more sawdust.
yonville section promises to bee'1 .‘ 0
But it snowed and we are going
The same m aterial will of course f e r
one of the biggest mining centers in to own up to it like a good fellow.
ment and produce alcohol, and no
the West, and the day may not he
d"ubt many bottles of ‘g enuine’ im
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far distant which this obi mining j
Many Dead in J a p a n Quake.
ported bootleg got their birth from
town of early days will take on new-
Japan received its first accurate
alcohol made in Europe from saw
life and become a mining town of picture of the extent of the e a rth
dust. T reated in a d ifferent way, the
vast impo» lance.— Myrtle Creek Mail quake which rocked its southern
'■'»me wood waste will produce cellu
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provinces Monday night, when the
lose and paper.
di to r It S t a t e Head.
home office issued a report this morn
“ The cellulose can be treated
Eugene, - (A .P.) - Ralph Cronise, ing. placing the dead a t 1,790, with
again with oth er acids and forms the
basis of automobile laquers and varn editor of the Albany Democrat, of several districts in the quake area
• shes. It is also made into a sythetic Albany, was elected president of the still to be heard from.
Property damage in the rich silk
'ilk and many a damsel’s fine colored Oregon State Newspapermen’s asso
region of Kobe is inestimable,
fayon stocking contain nothing else
estimates, including the
than chemically transform ed saw dust
as the dead, run as
‘‘Again, by dry distillation, a var*
Continued on Last Page
P Y T H I A N S G A T H E R IN ASH-
L AN D F O R C O N V E N T I O N P L A NS
District Deputy Rowell and a
delegation from Thermopolae lodge
No. 50 Knights of Pythias of Grants
Pass and a large delegation from
Talisman lodge No. 31 of Medford
attended the meeting of Ashland
lodge No. 117 last F riday night a t
Ashland a t which plans were laid
for the district convention to he held
here April first.
The program will be announced at
a later date.
The southern Oregon district in
cludes Roseburg, G rants Pass, Med
ford, Ashland and Klamath Falls.
Plans are being made for a record
attendance from these cities.
At this m eeting several applica
tions were accepted by re-instate
m ent and a general good time was
had by everybody present.
CAN BE CURED
A LM O ST O N E A DAY.
More People Killed in San Franci sco
in 1926 Alone T h an by all Rail
roads of Pacific Coast.
San Francisco police and citizens
are alarm ed a t the increasing num
ber of automobile accidents occur
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ring on the streets and highways.
A U TO S U P P L Y FI RM TO MOVE Last year 126 people were killed,
and since J a n u a ry 1, fatalities have
Lack of Local P a t r o n a g e Forces Firm averaged almost one a day.
to Move to Medford.
W hat is occuring in San Francisco
J is common to nearly all largo cities.
The W estern Auto Supply com Careless driving is inflicting death
pany is leaving Ashland. The splendid 1 or injury on an appallingly large
corner location will be vacated Sat | scale.
u rd a y :; the stock being moved to i That accidents can be prevented is
their Medford store. Lack of busi | proven by the railroads. The rail
ness is given as their decision to roads m eet the situation by organiza
move. The m anagem ent tells us th at tion of safety committees among
all the time they were here, their their officers and employes.
Medford store sold to as many Ash com m ittees’ purpose is to eliminate
land people as did the Ashland store carelessness by education in safe*
and of course, the prices of the dif practices.
During the last seven yenrs, the
ferent stores were the same.
It is the fact that Ashland farm- | Southern Pacific alone has moved
ers, adjac en t homes and hundreds 300 million passengers more than 11
in Ashland read the big fu rn itu re billion cum ulative miles, without
ads, grocery ads, clothing ads, etc., fatality to a passenger in steam train
in Medford and, naturally trad e there accident. In 1926 for each fatality
This isn’t so had, it is to be ex to an employe in train and train
pect«'1. But a g re a te r fa ct fa r more service accidents, a train was run a
disasterous to home industry is the distance equivalent to three times
large num ber of people patronizing around the world.
Statistics of the In tersta te Com
mail order houses. Money to a mail
Commission show a steady
order house goes out of the county
trend of accidents on all
for all time. Mail order tires, furni
ture, clothing, yes and even groceries the railroads with each succeeding
are a calamity to the home people, y ea r, the direct result of systematic
who pay taxes and give credit.
On the other hand, vital statistics
W’e are sorry to see the Western
that in 1926 more people were
Auto company leave, but business is
by autom obiles in San F ra n
than by all the railroads
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Coast, including fatali
M. D. F I E L D IS N E W S E C
ties a t grade crossings.
R E T A R Y TO C O PC O PROP.
We hear much clam or of taxing the
people for grade changes, but very
At a recent m eeting of the
little of curbing reckless driving,
board of directors of the California
which is claiming nine victims on the*
Oregon Power company, M. I). Field,
streets and highways for every one
general auditor of the Copco proper
at grade crossings
ties, was elected to the position of
The* way to re form is to reform .
secretary of the company. This ac
Automobile climbs anel associations
tion takes care of the vacancy caused
may well follow the example of Ih e
by the appointm ent of I). G. Tyree,
railroads, perfec t a safe*ty organiza
form er secretary, to the position of
tion and eelueate elrivers in safe prac
m anager t>f the investm ent d e p a rt
tices. The railroaels have greatly ro-
ment, a new depa rtm en t recently
eluced accielents, anel what they have
created for the benefit of the com
elone aute>me»bile associations can ele>,
pany’s stockholders and customers.
by adopting a like systematic meth-
Mr. Field has been a m em ber of
■ in elculing \?ith accident causation
the < opco organization for nearly
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four and a half years having become
Two f or One;.
affiliated with this company in
The National Farm News, one year
October, 1922, and is well qualified free with every subscription to the
to assume his new duties which will Ashland American. The* Farm News
be combined with his resent position is published every week, a national
of general auditor. Prior to his con weekly, large pages, eight of them.
nection with the Copco concern h-- Best farm paper puhlisheel, special
enjoyed a varied career with the o ffer for ten days; two papeTs f«»r
Pacific Gas and Electric company of the price of one. The Ashlnnel Am-
San Francisco, the J. G. White En- I'rican is a true boosting local Ash
gineerin gcompany of New York and land news weekly.
other utility and construction com weekly in Jackson county.
panies throughout the country.
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One hundred per cent of the paid
It would aid this city and pay subscribers to the Ashland American
every business man if every business are back of its policies and are in
was represented by an ad each week sympathy with its e ffo rts for a good
in the Ashland American. Even if the j weekly paper. It is the home paper
individual ad am ounted to only two and their daily words of praise and
dollars a month in space or less, it encouraging com m ents are greatly
would put up the appearance at appreciated by the publisher.
least and let the world know that Spring Opening bargain o ffer last
Ashland had several business houses. Tuesday and Wednesday added many
We have the readers.
mop- rural readers