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About Ashland American. (Ashland, Jackson County, Or.) 1927-1927 | View This Issue
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ASHLAND, JA CK SON COUNTY, OREGON, FR IDAY,
S P E C IA L D ISRIC TS A R E AIDED
BY P A Y M E N T
$1,151,962.74 Check Arrive*; General
Share I* Big; Taxpayer* to be
Paym ent of $1,151,962.74, due
Jackson CQunty from the federal
governm ent under the Oregon and
California land grant tax relief bill
passed by congress last spring has
been received by County T reasurer
A. C. W alker, it was learned yester
day. Because of the size of the
check, it is being cashed by the
federal reserve bank, through the
First N ational bank of Medford, and
placed to the credit of the various
county funds aided by it.
The portion of the money which
goes into the county general fund
will be used to retire outstanding
indebtedness, according to present
plans, thus placing Jackson county
on an extrem ely sound financial
basis. Amounts going into special
funds, including road and school
districts, will serve to lower taxes in
C o u n ty ’* Share.
According to recently compiled
figures, the county general fund will
receive approxim ately $874,734.13
from the fund, which, it is expected
will be used alm ost entirely to re
duce debts and relieve the taxpay
ers of huge interest and principal
Special road districts will receive
about $70,937.18, to be divided
am ong 12 districts.
Special school districts will re
ceive approxim ately $206,670.
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Or« Value Run* High in Mine and
I receive the Ashland Amercian
every week a t Canyonville. I sub
scribe for it as the home-town paper
as my home is in Ashland. I say the
paper interest me in the local, state
and general good reading. I am very
much interested in the mining news
in the Canyonville district and have
three claims, four miles south of
Canyonville in the Canyonville dis
trict, working continues the last 11
months cross cutting vein system in
ore dike working in open cut ten
foot wide, thirty-five feet long, all
in good mill ore, two veins, one three
foot and five foot wide with assays
high in gold and per cent tin. How
ever, waiting to have mill run to get
values. The mill is to receive 100
tons a day from the mine properties
of the district and claim owners are
busy working to ship ore to the mill.
I have 90 tons of ore on loading
road ready to ship to the mill now
being built at Canyonville. Sincerely
yours. Geo. Cooney, Canyonville, Ore.
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Grou nd Hog I* Right.
The Ground Hog has made good.
His time has expired and it is prob
ably safe now for him to venture
out. Easter is late this year, all
spring indications were late, probably
waiting the expiring of Mr. Ground
Hogs decision. Spring will soon be
here now, Easter clothes will be in
order next month and busmens too,
w«R he Wetter;
GOLDEN RULE H E R E TO STAY
Emphatic Denial That Golden Rule
Store Will Move.
Rumors sometimes start by mis
inform ation, sometimes by strife,
sometimes by doubtful “hearsay.”
However, they start, they spread and
enlarge as they circulate. It is poor
policy to depend on rum or and risky
business to repeat and enlarge on
rum or that nearly always proves
false. Business changes are some
tim es given out on guess work with
no foundation of truth.
On this line the local m anager of
the Ashland Golden Rule store denies
any rum or regarding any business
deal with this store. In interview this
week he states: “The Golden Rule
store is a progressive Ashland institu
tion and absolutely here to stay.” No
change in business affairs is even
anticiapted or thought of in the lo
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Enter* the Rabbit Bu*ine*i.
More people are going into the
rabbit business. The latest to ven
ture on a large scale is E. E. Phelps,
who lives near Ashland on route two.
Mr. Phelps is building a large house
for his rabbits which will be 12x100
with doors and windows at each end.
There will be all modern devices for
a rabbit colony and he exects to be
in the business quite extensively this
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C E L E B R A T E BIRTHDAY SUNDAY
Young Folk* Enjoy P a rty Given in
Honor of Two.
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Hager of
Scenic Drive were the pleasant host-
tesses for a birthday surprise party
that was given on Sunday afternoon
at the Hager residence. An elaborate
birhday dinner featured one pleas
ant part of the program with a large
birthday cake as an attractive center
piece and the table beautifully dec
orated with spring blossoms. The
guests of honor at the dinner hour
were Miss Vera W right and Henry
Van Prooyen. The other guests pres
ent were A rthur Cooper, Jam es
Briggs, Victor and Ernest Phelps,
Eunice and Mabel Hager, Ida Gosnell
Jean Putm an, Artie Stockdale and
Bernice Phelps. The afternoon was
spent in visiting and a musical pro
gram and every one enjoyed the day
very much and all joined in wishing
Mr. Van Prooyen and Miss W right
many happy returns of the day. Much
credit is also due Mr. and Mrs. Ha
ger for their splendid hospitality in
behalf of the young peopde and it
was very much appreciated by their
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Donald M. Spencer v as elected
president and Victor Phelps was
elected secretary of the Y. M. C. A.
leaders council which was organized
at a dinner m eeting held in the
Plaza confectionery Monday evening.
This council is composed of the
leaders of all Y. M. C. A. clubs in
the city. Those attending were Cleo
Howell, Raymond Stennett, J. W.
Mills, Jr., H. G. Moore, ReV. C. D.
G affney, D. M. Spencer, L. H. Han
sen, Victor Phelps and W. P. W al
ter. It was decided to hold meetings
of this council at least once a month,
the m eetings to he in the form of a
training for leadership in boy’s club
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Guard I* impacted.
The annual inspection of Battery
B, local coast guard artillery com
pany, was held at the arm ory Mon
day night, and although no official
statem ent was given out indications
were that it was entirely satisfactory.
The inspection was made by Cap
tain Bowler, U. S. A., of Camp
Lewis. He was accompanied here by
Mayor Waller nf dalem.
MARCH 18, 1927
C. W. WHILLOCK
W E L L K N O W N B USINE SS MAN
PA SSE S IN SAN FRANCISCO
Burial In Tennessee
Owenr of Golden Rule Stores; F u n
eral Services in Medford Before
Final Rites in Tennessee.
On Saturday night of last week,
Mr. C. W. Whillock, owner of Ash
land’s Golden Rule store, died at a
San Francisco hospital. The following
notice of his death is from the Mail-
Charles William Whillock, well
known M edford business man for
many years and proprietor of the
Golden Rule store of this city and its
branch stores a t Ashland, Butte Falls
Yreka, California, and Dunsmuir,
California, died last night in his 65th
year at the University of California
hospital in San Francisco, where he
had been a patient for months past,
following an illness for the past two
years. He leaves a wide circle of
friends and acquaintances.
His wife and daughter, Jeane, had
been with him at the hospital for
some time past, and his oldest son,
C. A. Whillock arrived there last
Sunday from Medford on notifica
tion th at his condition was growing
worse. They, with two other daugh
ters, Miss Eva Whillock of Medford,
and Mrs. Ida Evans of Ashland, who
left for San Francisco last Tuesday,
were present at the time of death.
Mr. Whillock was prom inently
identified with the business affairs
of this city and was somewhat active
in church circles.
Mr. Whillock was born at Lowden,
Tenn., August 16, 1862. He followed
the m ercantile business foj* many
years. In 1915 he moved to this
city from Humansville, Mo., and es
tablished the Golden Rule store,
which in recent years was expanded
to include the branch stores above
Besides his wife, he is survived by
two sons, II. W. Whillock and C. A.
Whillock and five daughters, Mrs.
Clarence B. Evans of Ashland, Mrs.
George Ilallaway of Klamath Falls,
Miss Bertha Whillock, a teacher at
O. A. C., and the Misses Jean and
Sarah Whillock of this city. Two sis
ters residing at Lowden, Tenn., also
The body will be brought to this
city, where funeral services will be
held, and then will be shipped to
the old home in Tennessee for
urial. The date of the funeral will
be announced later in this newspaper.
NUM BER 48
PROGRAM AT NORMAL E N JO Y E D
Large Audience Listen* to Univeriity
Filling their engagem ent at the
southern Oregon norm al school audi
torium last Tuesday night, the
University of Oregon string quartette
afforded lovers of music a real
treat. The musicians from the Uni
versity were well versed in their com
positions and played to the enjoy
ment of those present. It has been
some tim e since Ashland residents
have had the pleasure of hearing
such an able body of musicians as
those who took part in the program,
and those who were not present to
enjoy the music missed a real treat.
Compositions of foreign artists,
among them mainly Beethovan, Rub
instein and Mozart composed the
quartettes program while W agner
and Litz num bers on the piano were
The string quartette played alto
gether twelve selections while the
piano solos consisted of five parts.
Those taking part in the string
quartette were Rex Underwood,
violin; Delbert Moore, second violin;
Buford Roach, viola, and Miss Miriam
Little, violoncello. Dr. John J. Lands-
bury of the University of Oregon
school of music assisted at the piano.
It was the hope of those present
th at the normal school may again
present such numbers th at were pre
sented that night, and especial
mention and thanks to thos* who
had charge of the affirs are due.
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W IL L NOT LOOSE CRACK TRAIN
Shasta to Continue to Run Althou *h
Some Change* in Schedule.
Ashland will not lose the present
crack Southern Pacific train, A. S.
Rosenbaum, district freight and pas
senger agent, was advised. Trains 11
and 12, known as the Shasta, will
continue to serve thus district with
some minor changes in schedule,
leaving San Francisco at 6:30 p. m.
instead of 7 :40 p. m., reaching Port
land earlier and Ashland at about the
same time as at present. The south
bound will undergo practically no
schedule changes. The train now
known as 13 will run on the present
53 schedule and be num bered 13.
Northbound, this train will be called
14, and run on what is now 16’s
schedule, arriving in Portland earlier
and carry a southern Oregon sleeper.
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SCHOOL PROGRAM E N T ER T AIN
OREGON COLD IS
EASIEST TO CET
SO U T H E R N OREGON O R E
EASILY T AKEN
Mines Paying Well
Nevada Gold Strikes Draw Crowds
From All Quarters of Country; No
Oregon Development Money.
There is a small commercial stam p
mill loented at Rogue River, nine
miles north of Gold Hill and in the
rich m ineral belt of southern Oregon.
We had the pleasure of visiting that
mill last Saturday while it was run
ning full capacity.
The plates were covered with free
gold and the mill which is only a
five stam p mill was proving what
might be done here, if sufficient capi
tal would develop the many rich pros
pects in store for the man with means
and nerve to work the many rich
ore bodies that exist.
A test run was being put through
this piill of only thirty tons of ore
from the works being done in a
small way by four men at their mine
located close to Gold Hill. This run
went better than a hundred dollars
a ton of free gold and the concen
trates have not been treated for any
other values at this writing. The run
has proven to the men interested
that the gold is there, only waiting to
he taken out and treated.
They intend to install a small mill
at the mine, we are told, and save
the cost of hauling and milling by a
commercial mill of small capacity.
This is only one instance. South
ern Oregon ha i many idle mines and
splendid prospects thnt will stand
development. But let rum or get out
that a new strike is located in Neva
da or in the interior of Alaska and
men will spend fortunes getting to
it and shorten their lives by hard
ships and long journeys to the un
There is always some place bet
ter than the home surroundings—
it is ever thus, and Oregon mining is
still waiting for some one to start
the big industry nt home. Some dny
Oregon will draw attention, but that
G rad r Children of W’a.hington School I tim‘‘ has har<llV arTÌVed V**- W c r('al
ly look for it this year.
Know Par:* Perfectly
Under the auspices of the P.-T. A.
Circu* I* Saturday.
of the W ashington school the classes
put on a program for the public last
Friday night that will linger ling
with the parent, teacher and scholar
as the best and most successful of its
kind ever produced in the building.
Each drill, every participant,
every num ber of song, dance or read-
ing was delivered without a hitch and
without a mistake.
The first grade tots carried off
the honors. In each exercise the
costumes were appropriate and gor-
geous. The training must have been
super, and words of praise cannot do
justice to the entire recital. The
scholars, several hundred of them,
appeared perfectly at ease—-and a
more intelligent appearing group
cannot be found in any public school,
The financial receipts of the even-
ing were much better than expected,
One big treat in the line of enter
tainm ent that no Ashland resident
wants to miss is the big circus nt
the Lincoln school this Saturday
afternoon and evening. It will be well
worth your time and the hundreds of
actors are looking for you. Some-
thing novel nnd a big surprise is as-
sured. The circus is being given
Speak* at Cham ber Forum.
Saturday, March 19 under the aus-
J. B. Coleman, Jackson county as
pices of the P.-T. A., of the Lin-
sessor, was the chief speaker at the
coin school and the entertainers have
Commercial club forum luncheon
been under the direction of Miss V'ir-
Tuesday noon at the Lithia Springs
ginia Holer, the physical instructor
hotel. He discussed the new legisla
at the norm al, ami Miss Bark of the
tion and assessment and answered
quite a num ber of questions pro
pounded by his hearers. Four new
Moisture makes large fruit and
members were taken into the organi
vegetable yields, green pasture and
zation at that m eeting. They were
full grain and hay yields. Sunny,
W. P. W alter, secretary of the Y. M.
southern Oregon will undoubtedly
C. A.; Paul Robinson of the Ashland
have a record crop of everything this
American, K. N. Damon, owner of
year. The surrounding hills have
the Lithia Cream ery and Charles L.
Willamette Win* Debate.
from a foot to ten foot of snow on
Mays, owner of the Eagle m arket.
The W illam ette University dei>at- them. It snowed in A ihland three
ing team won a two to one decision days this week— snowed in the en-
Reports come in contradicting the over the southern Oregon normal tire Rogue river valley. Like northern
had road condition of the Klamath school team in a debate held Mon- Oregon, we have certainly had a wet
Falls highway. The Ashland-Klam- day night at the normal school audi- winter and spring and it is still wet.
ath Falls stages operated all day torium. The question was; "Resolved Spring will ope* in a few days with
Sunday and every other day with no that foreign control in China should the best wc-nther and soil moisture
(be relinquished imiwndlntely,
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