ASH LAND 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 ........ o---------------- corporal punishment. Our ever in THE KIND OF PRISON REFORM creasing criminal population proves WE NEED. 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. been filed with the secretary o f A Scotch farm er had agreed to de state fo r a ballot title. The main ob liver 20 hens 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 late with this one!” deterrant. 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- would economize. We heard many punishment as it has without it. I noon.— Progressive Grocer. t;mes that he favored economizing Homicides have increased under capi -------------- * -------------- 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 One Year 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 Matter, the Postoffice at Ashland, Oregon, as Second Class Entered at 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. ■ ■■■ o---------------- “ 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 breach-of-promise suit. o .... ■ 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 you have. America doesn’t need additional education right now as much ns she doe* another edition o f the cook book. 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 world. 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. Piny ball. Thousands of 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 cheaper car. 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. He is 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 sible. At home or abroad, whether pursuing pleasure or on business 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 already 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 ' - I' ; I* . 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 columns. ent prosperity und future greatness ent 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 — + ------------ serions epidemics in various sec GOVERNOR l ’ A T TTRSON 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 land. 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 New Words spelled, pronounced, and defined in WEBSTER’S NEW INTERNATIONAL DICTIONARY The S u p re m e A u t h o r it y " H ere are a few tam plee : hot pursuit Red Star Air Council capital ship mud gun mystery ship S. 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