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About Ashland American. (Ashland, Jackson County, Or.) 1927-1927 | View This Issue
A M E R IC A N
do not need the kind that is proposed
in the initiative amendment which
provides fo r the abolishment o f the
i bull-pen, the whipping-post, the cat
o-nine-tails and other instruments o f
Our ever in
THE KIND OF PRISON REFORM
creasing criminal population proves
that we have already had fa r too
much o f that kind o f reform .—
Under the guise o f prison reform Southern Oregon Spokesman.
an initiative measure to be voted
upon at the next general election has
E g li Not Included.
with the secretary o f
farm er had agreed to de
state fo r a ballot title. The main ob
to the local market.
jective o f the proposed amendment
to the state constitution is the ubolu- Only 1 y , however, were sent, and it
was almost evening before the 20th
tion o f capital punishment.
It has proven conclusively that bird was brought in by the farmer.
“ Man,” said the butcher, “ you’re
capital punishment is not a crime
with this one!”
Oregon has been the
Oregon elected Mr. Patterson g o v scene o f as many murders under a
" A y e ,” agreed the other, “ hut, ye
ernor because we were told that he penal system that provides capital see, she didn’ lay until this after-
We heard many punishment as it has without it. I noon.— Progressive Grocer.
t;mes that he favored economizing Homicides have increased under capi
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cold, is about the most dangerous and that he would run a strictly busi tal punishment in the cities o f New
There are now about 70 farm er
time o f year. Especially is it neces ness administration. The only promise York and Chicago and other large cooperative poultry associations in
sary to guard the health o f the chil Mr. Patterson made was that he in centers where the killing o f mur- this country; -IK o f these associations
dren at this time, because a touch of tended to make it strictly a business deres is made legal. The murderer o f marketed over $20,000,000 worth o f
warm sun is apt to cause them to administration, and so far, he is keep- today has no fear o f death no more eggs last year.
expose their bodies more than is ! ing that promise, and we believe, he than does the suicide who is willing
good fo r them. W e’ve passed through I will put the stute on a sound finan- to take chances on the future rather
the winter very nicely up to this ! cial bases. W e certainly cannot af- than to face the obligations and suf
new buildings at the ferings o f the present. The thought
point us regards the health o f the J ford any
time with the enormous debts that his life may be snuffed out for
community. Lets’ not court a serious ¡present
epidemic o f disease now.
| that now face us.
the commission o f the major crime
state fo r the students and the moral
surroundings are perfect as possible
on this sphere.
With some three
An Independent Weekly Paper Publiahed at A.hUnd, Oregon
hundred students enrolled at present
<Successor to the Central Point American)
and the number to greatly increase,
P A I L ROBINSON, Editor and Publisher
it was declared almost a necessity
to build a new dormitory to accom
O ffice at .‘174 East Main Street
modate these students. The past legi-
BUSINESS A N D NEW S PH O N E 95
$2.00 lature appropriated with other enor
mous sums totaling millions o f dol
Advertiaing Rate* Given on Application
lars, $175,000 to build the new dor
mitories needed at the Ashland
normal. Governor Patterson vetoed
under the Act o f Congress o f March 3, 1879
many o f the appropriation bills and
C O U N T Y ’ S
W E E K L Y
P A P E R
J A C KSON
among them the Ashland normal
money. No appropriation for Ashland
Member STATE EDITORIAL ASSOCIATION
this year. No new buildings at the
Member NATIONAL EDITORIAL ASSOCIATION
normal this year. To say the least
F R ID A Y , M VR.’ H 11, 1927
Ashland is disappointed.
A s h la n d A m e r ic a n
administration will, we believe, be a
life saver to Oregon. Many citizens
and many Ashlandites say amen to
your veto, governor.
E D IT O R IA L
In this day o f women bandits,
there’s no better protection than to
carry a live mouse in your pocket.
A fter all, the greatest relief the
farmer ever gets out o f congress is
in heuring that it hus adjourned.
“ Hard times” are those in which
the people pay o f f the bonds they
voted in good times.
All the world loves a lover, and it
also loved to snicker at his love
letters when they’re read in a
■ I f you want to be regarded as
queer and erratic just start telling
the truth. There is sarcely any com
petition in this line.
The best way to get the swelling
out o f your head is to start out to
borrow $10 and see how few friends
America doesn’t need additional
education right now as much ns she
doe* another edition o f the cook
Almond trees around Ashland have
been in full bloom fo r over two
weeks. Very pretty and the first
spring opening. Other trees are now
beginning to bloom and within un-
other few weeks the county will be a
sight o f beauty unexcelled in this old
The basketball season is practical
ly over. Everybody is glad o f the
fact. We are all enthused over
baskethnll, and each school has the
bncking o f all their respective com
munities, but like the small boy at
marble time the older lovers o f
sports begin to get that baseball
feeling this time o f the year and to
tire o f basketball. So many busket-
ball games during the winter months
that to attend them all, one must be
out every night.
Now we will all
get busy with baseball, the national
game and it will take no urging to
line up a whole town full o f boosters.
A t present the normal students are
boarding at the many different
A SHAKEUP COMING.
homes in Ashland. These homes feed
There are enough rumors afloat and house them, and in order to ac
just now to warrant the belief that commodate them the homes buy the
the auto industry is due for some groceries in Ashland. W e can get
startling changes by the time we get along this year without the new
around to hot days and pleasure rid buildings to accommodate the normal
ing. Ford, as usual, has them all students. Sure we are disappointed.
guessing, and Cadillac has startled W e want the dormitory. It will look
everyone by coming out with a nice, built on the highway normal
Rumors are plentiful grounds. W e worked hard fo r it and
that several o f the biggest plants are Secretary Fuller, of our chamber o f
talking about mergers.
But what commerce, spent considerable time
will interest Ashland auto owners at the legislature in his loyal efforts
and prospective owners most is the to get the bill passed. But Governor
fust-growing belief that a price-war Patterson says we cannot afford it.
is in sight and that reductions are The state is back two million dollars
going to come in a very short time. even i f the income law passes. Gov
Even the man who neither owns nor ernor Patterson intends to save that
drives a car is interested in what two million dollars. Regardless o f
ever goes on in the auto world be our hopes and fancies, we realize that
cause it has come t*> be such a big I Governor Patterson is right.
thing anti because it touches the life using exceptionally good judgement
o f every citizen, rich or poor.
So and like President Coolidge, he acts
nothing, not even congress and wind- on that sound judgment regardless
jamming relief talk, is arousing more whether his decisions are popular or
interest than the rumors o f a shake- not or whether they are considered
up in the auto industry.
vote getters or not. Yes, we admire
the way the governor is working for
BELIVE IN YOUR TOWN
the state. We believe in him, and his
A person should believe in the town
in which he resides. It has advan
tages and possibilities that others
have not, and modesty should not
prevent one from making the fact
known whenever and wherever pos
At home or abroad, whether
pursuing pleasure or on
bent, those with whom we come in
contact should be given to under
stand that we live in a town popu
late«! by wide-awake, progressive
people, and one that is ndvuncing
instead o f retrogrmling. I f o u can
truthfully speak in commendatory
terms o f its professional men, the
We received a copy o f the “ Siski square dealing methods o f its busi
you this week, through the courtesy nessmen, the excellence o f its me
o f Miss Elisabeth Richardson.
The chanics, tin- superiority o f its church
Siskiyou is the normal school bi es, schools, public institutions, indus
weekly student paper, anti this was tries, the «‘iiergy and contentedness
the first copy we have ever had the o f its citizens, it pays to exercise tin-
pleasure o f seeing. It is a nent ami privilege
One should lenrn to believe, if not
attractive little paper, and the ar
a believer, that we have all
ticles, news stories anti writings all
well gotten up. The |>aper is circu these desirable things, and in addi
lated among the students, some .'100 ction theret«» the most udvantageously
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. nt sta ff located town, the finest country sur
of the publication is composed o f the rounding it, with an industrious and
following students: Lawrence Mitchel intelligent people. Strangers seeking
more, editor, Albie Heck, manager; locations are invariably influenced in
! ttis Knaff, associate editor; Ruth favor of any town whose citizens are
Aitken, assistant manager; John enthusiastic in their praise o f it. No
< hurchman, managing editor; Mella town may expect to attain promin
Brandon, advertising manager, with ence unless its inhabitant appreciate
assistance of other members of the excellence and virtues o f each other
individually an«! collectively
student body contributing to its and
spread abroad their faith in the pres
ent prosperity und future greatness
prosperity and futur«> greatness
DON’T GROW CARELESS.
«>f their locality.
Talk is a cheap
Just because the general health of commodity, hut when rightfully ituil-
this community is satisfactory is no ire«l it can be made effe ctiv e in many
cuuse for growing careless or neglect «Erections, and this is «>ne >f them.
ing to look closely after our physi Is your business represented in the
cal well being at this season o f the American.
year. I he open winter has brought
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serions epidemics in various sec
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tions o f the country and there are
W A TC H E S F IN A N C E
really more deaths occunng now
from " flu " than we hear o f in Ash
Ashland regrets the failure in sc
Some parts o f the United curing that $175.000 this year for
SUtes have been exceptionally hard the Ashland normal school. The state
hit. Your own family doctor will has at Ashland, the prettiest normal
tsll you that right now, and fo r tho school building in Oregon. We have
n a ît several weeks, when the ther here the best site in the state f,,f
mometer rises and falls rapidly, with such a building. We htv* pmoahly
ane day warm and ihe next day the best rlinmle condition* in tH«*
has but little effe ct upon the actions
o f the murderer o f today who holds
the atheist’s view o f the hereafter.
Yes we need prison reform includ
ing the abolishing o f capital punish
ment. Not because capital punish
ment is too great a penalty but be
cause it is not severe enough to
cause the murderer to falter to
think before he strikes. W e need a
prison reform that will make every
murderer who is sentenced to a life
term know when the gates close be
hind him that he can hope fo r no
release until Alm ighty Himself shall
have released his spirit from his
body. W e need prison reform that
will make every criminal, no matter
how long or how short his sentence,
realize that neither political pull, sob
sister influence nor his own feigned
repentence can eliminate one day
from the time he must serve. W’ e
need a prison reform which will pro
vide penalties fo r infractions o f the
strict prison rules that will be un
failing and as unmerciful as are the
penalties Nature provides fo r the
infractions o f her laws.
Yes we need prison reform in O re
gon and all over the nation hut we
and defined in
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