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About Ashland American. (Ashland, Jackson County, Or.) 1927-1927 | View Entire Issue (April 1, 1927)
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ASHLAND, J A CK S O N C OUNTY, O R E G ON , FR I DAY,
FALLS IN 16 HOURS
ON LY R O U T E T H E N .
Known As Linkville
, First Vo l ume of As h la nd P a p e r
1877 A p p e a r e d Following St or y
F r o m a Tr av e lo r .
ME ETI NG
J. H. Fuller, Ashland, on Executive
Board for Comi ng Year.
U niversity of Oregon, Eugene,
Ore., M arch 28— (S p ecial.)— Earl C.
Reynolds of La G rande was elected
president of the S tate Association of
Commercial O rganization Secretaries
a t the forum m eeting of the organi
zation held last F riday, the conclud
ing da> of the seventh annual short
course fo r commercial secretaries
held last week at the U n iv ersity / C.
T. B aker, Medford, was chosen as
vice president of the organization
and H. E. Culley, Roseburg, secretary
trea su rer. L. P. Sabin, Klamath
Falls, re tirin g president, John Eck-
m an, McMinnvlile, W. A. Reid, C or
vallis and J. H. F uller, Ashland, \*ill
act as the executive board for the
com ing year.
R esolutions w ere passed at the
m eeting to prom ote the idea of con
v erting the Three Sisters m ountain
region into a national park. The dis
couraging of solicitations of m aga
zines, because of a financial drain
upon m em bers, unless the publication
carried a w ritten endorsem ent of the
state cham ber of commerce was also
passed as a resolution.
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It was Sunday m orning. May 20th,
^ 1877, in the town of A shland. The
crowd w ere w atching the m otions of
a man who was in ten tly engaged in
packing aw ay to the best advantage
the detached portions of th a t in te r
esting m achine known as the “ Link
ville Stage C oach.’’ The portions be
ing secured inside and on top of
another in te re stin g m achine and one
with which I was so soon to form an
scquaintance the rem em brance of
which will be co-existant with my
memory, and undoubtedly be incor BALL L E A G U E S ARE FORMED
porated with my m idnight dream s. AT M E E T H E L D H E R E SUNDAY
This last nam ed “ m achine” is most
fa m ii^ ily known as a tw elve hun
Two four-team leagues were o r
dred p^und fo u r horse lum ber w agon;
ganized and gam e schedules set a t
none of your light springy vehicles,
a jo in t session of the southern O re
but one th a t when u n d er way,
gon and Siskiyou leagues, held in the
forcibly im presses him who take pass
Lithia Springs hotel here Sunday.
age th ere on th a t h e’s traveling, and
The schedule fo r prelim inaries in
one th a t is no t doomed to the fa te
both the southern Oregon and no rth
of the w onderful “ one hoss shay.”
ern C alifornia leagues is set for May
The man engaged, before m entioned
is also fam iliarly known as “ Bob”
The head team of each league will
the stage driver, a fine jolly intelli
play th eir mid-season games July 3
gent, and genial gentlem an grown fa t
and 4, while the final gam es will take
with fun and good living, round and
place some tim e in Septem ber to de
rubicund with jollity, though on this
cide the champions.
occassion a sad expressions uffusod
Pope N inninger o f Ashland was
his usually sm iling face and a sense
elected president of the Oregon lea
of uneasiness and dread hung upon
gue and H. C. W illiamson of Med
every m ovem ent. In explanation of
ford, secretary -treasu rer, and are
these stran g e things I was inform ed
now draw ing up rules and reg u la
thut an incident had occured on the
tions to be presented at the next
dey before known to stage men as
m eeting to be held April 9.
a “ break dow n,” and if I intended
to take a trip to Linkville n ext day
We Have no Baieball.
I there beheld the mode of convey
ance and it was incum bent upon me
Ashland, it is revealed by reports,
to make my p rep aratio n s accordingly will not e n te r the southern Oregon
Four o’clock A. M., was the tim e for baseball league this summer. The cost
starting. D istance 62 miles, route of financing the proposition is too
over the Cascade m ountains; eleva great. The decision meets w ith gen
tion 6,000 fe et or m ore; rocks not eral approval, as it is deemed poor
sufficiently softened to m ake our policy to e n te r the league unless a
contact w ith them uncom fortably ] so iij backing and winning team is
1 back of the proposition. T here will
At 4 on Monday m orning I was |,e hall gam es played here this sum-
aroused from slum ber an dinform ed m pr, hut Ashland will probably not
that the stage was ready and soon | play.
found m yself seated beside "B o b ” i
the stage d riv er co n to rtin g my coun . Rev. M. L. Petelle, Klamath Falls
tenance to conform as nearly as pos- , preacher, charged with transportation
sible the condition of the road and and possesion of liquor, was found
the speed of our fo u r grays as they guilty in Jacksonville court Monday
whirled us aw ay tow ard b reak fast at and was fined $400.
the ra te of ten miles an hour The air
was sharp and bracing and the stars
Normal teachers were visting in
seemed to wink, .-.mile and sparkle various pints of Oregon and C alifor
W'ith an expression of sarcastic de nia during the spring vacation. Miss
light at the prospects before us, this Elizabeth Richardson and Miss Eva
°f course we did not relish but as W hite went to Berkeley to visit at
protest was useless and also most in the home of Miss Richardsons bro
convenient, we used our utm ost en ther. W. W. Wells visited his parents
deavor to keep the pearch and our at Roseburg. Miss Pearl D urst, Miss
Helen A nderson. Miss Hall and Miss
¡'oda Springs was reached in good Leona M arsters went to P ortland to
ll.me and we felt much cheered and visit friends. Miss K atherine V incent
reassured to behold “ little faces at \(iss Marion Ady and Miss Virginia
the window” and larger ones sm iling Hales visited in Eugene.
®t the door. H ot coffee, ham and i
f ltgs gave us new stren g th to e n c o u n -, Mrs. A. B. Ferguson of , Los An-
ter the peril« ahead W’e are now at ^eles, Cal., is in Ashland visiting
the foot of the m ountain and a fresh ’ with her nieces. Mrs. A. G. Adams
team was paw ing at the rack to on F ast Main stree t and Mrs. Grace
hear us on. This team consisted of Andrews of Church street.
£ix strong specim ens of the equine Ferguson is well known in this city
face, two of which had never been having been a resident a num ber of
lotched b u t once or twice before, years ago. She has spent the past
(»’Rsequently five men were brought two years abroad, visting the princl-
(C ontinued «n page h)
jpnl eHiv* o f Kum$fc
A P R I L 1, 1927
Repairing on Roads
L ay in g
New W a t e r Di stribution to Be
U n d er W a y Soon.
N U M B E R 50
Next Me et i n g to Be Held in Ce nt r al
P oi n t on April 25.
The Rev. H. F. Pem erton, Rev.
C harles D. G affney. Rev. M. S.
W oodw orth, Rev. H. T. Mitchelmore,
G. M. F ro st and W. P. W alters made
up a g ro u p of local pastor and lay
men who drove to M edford Monday
to a tten d th e m eeting of the Rogue
River M inisterial association in the
M ethodist church of th a t city. Sec
re ta ry W alter presented a paper on
“ The Y oung M en’s C hristian Asso
ciation and its work with boys”
which was well received and dis
cussed a t some length.
m eeting o f th e association will be
held in C entral P oint, it was decided.
The last m eetin g of the season will
be in the form o f a picnic m eeting
and will be held in Lithia park on
Ju n e 6. Rev. G affney of this city
was asked to presen t the paper a t
the April m eeting.
RE D L E T T E R
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS
Wilier G. Gleason, G ra nd Ke ep e r of
Record a nd Seal* for Or eg o n to
Admi ni st er Oath.
A steam shovel has been placed in
operation by S w artley Bros., sub
F riday, April 1, will be a red let
contractors, excavating fo r the new
te r day in P ythian circles in south
city w ater reserv o ir on Crowson hill.
ern O regon, as on th a t day the
The city w ater dep artm en t has also
Oregon d istrict convention
begun the work of laying pipe for
a t Ashland a t which
connections and rebuilding the road
W alter Gleason Page
a t upper T errace street.
class will be initiated.
Rhodes & Ju d d of Medford have
P O S I T S F O U N D N E A R G. PASS
D istrict D eputy Rowell of G rants
the co n tract fo r the construction of
announces the follow ing p ro
the reservoir and say th a t the work
B anquet a t 7 p. m .; conven
will be com pleted by Ju ly 1.
discoveries, firm ly believed by many tion called to o rd e r a t 8; roll call;
Twelve carloads of pipe have
to be tin, has resu lted in calling of ro u tin e business; selecting o f the
been shipped by rail from Birm ing
a m eeting by the Southw estern O re place to hold th e n ex t convention,
ham, Ala., and are on hand for the
gon M ining B ureau S aturday of all co n ferrin g the ran k of page on the
new d istrib u tin g system .
W alter Gleason candidates by the
men in terested in the m atter.
and laying of the pipe will be under
Investigations were brought to a Talism on team ; papers of not over
way im m ediately.
head last week through the e ffo rts fifteen m inutes each from each lodge
W ork on rep airin g the canyon of E. W. Miller, Josephine county in the d istrict, to which the pages
road has been under way since the senator, and the C ourier, in brining may listen, as follow s: “ W hat Ac
re cen t heavy rain s and m ore than Dean Newton of the Oregon school tiv ity outside the lodge room should
$2,000 have been spent in repairs, of mines, and John W. Kelly o f the a lodge take on?, Talism an No. 31 of
which are all b u t finished, with the P ortland O regonian, here fo r a study M edford; "ifo w can lodge a tte n d
exception of one or tw o bridges.
of the various ores in which the metal ance be in creased ?” Alpha No. 47,
The Crowson hill reservoir will be is found.
of R oseburg; " P y th ia n Sisters as an
elliptical in shape, 125x150 feet,
At the m eeting of the m ining bu asset to the o rd e r,” Therm opylae
with a heighth of 20 feet. It will have reau the session will be given over No. 50 of G rants P ass; “ How to build
a capacity of 2,300,000 gallons and en tirely to discussion of tin. Presi the m em bership of the lodge,” Klam
will be used fo r equalizing pressure d en t P. S. Woodin asserted today ath Falls; “ Value of ritu alistic study
th ro u g h o u t the city and as an em er th a t he is convinced th a t tin is found as a hold on m em bership,” Ashland
gency source during fires. The cost and th a t steps now will be taken to No. 117 of Ashland.
of the reservoir, to g eth er with pipe bring a tte n tio n to the ore found here
W aler G. Gleason will be present
to m ake connection with the presen t in unlim ited q u an tities and in v ar to ad m in ister the oath to the above
ious form s. The m eeting will be open class. O ther sta te o fficers will also
system will approxim ate $40,000.
Several modern h y d ran ts have to all in terested in th e white metal. be present.
While Dean Newton and Mr. Kelly
also been purchased and will be in
Plans have been m ade to take
stalled by the w ater d ep artm en t to were here last week they visited n u care of a record atten d an ce, ns it
provide additional protection against m erous pro p erties and saw the reduc is expected th a t this will be the
tion of some of the ore. Dean New
best d istrict convention of the
ton m ade no statem en ts while here Knights ever held in southern O re
The new pipe line to Lithia Springs
b u t secured m any specim ens of the gon.
which has ju st been installed, has
rock and took tehm back to Corvallis
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vastly im proved the quality of the
with him to test. He is expected to
w ater. The old pipe line was of wood
Chur ch to Make I mp r ov e me n t! .
m ake a re p o rt within a short time.
with a wood fiber lining, while the
The M ethodist church will immed
T here is one deposit of ore north
new one is of cast iron throughout.
o f th e city. C oncentrates of this are iately make $15,000 im provem ents
Lithia w ater has resum ed it o r being secured today by a local man on th eir splendid church edifice, en
iginal taste and is said to taste ju s t in terested in th e m etal. H alf of the larging the Sunday school and Ep-
like it does out at the spring. Much co n cen trates will be run into m etal. worth League room s to m eet dem ands
of the gas and m ineral flavor had The m etal and th e o th er half o f the of the rapidly increasin g attendance.
h ereto fo re been lost while passing co n cen trates will be sent to an east
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through the fiber-lined pipes— News, j ern tin com pany fo r exam ination.
The u p p er valley com m unity club
This will go out today.
presents "C yclone S ally” an up
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. F raley of this j A t the Golden Cross mine n ear roarious com edy in th ree acts nt the
city enjoyed a family reunion re cen t Gold Hill th ere is an ore called stan- Vining Monday night, A pril 4. a t 8
ly a t Long Beach, where they were ite, which is believed to hold a large o’clock. S hort picture, dancing acts,
visiting fo r a time. Mrs. Mary New tin co n tent. Sam ples o f this will be play. Those who will tak e part in the
com er of Long Beach and John sent east when the o th er is d eterm in play a re : Jack W ebster, owner of
F raley of M arshaltown, Iowa, were ed. Dean Newton has samples of the W ebster estate , W ilbur Tucker. Reg
present a t the reunion, also C, W. Golden Cro.'s ore.
gie M anners, a young Englishm an, an
F raley of Ashland, who had not seen
Assays from the various places ad ep t a t plucking peaches, H enry
his brother, John F raley, since he give the ores a large tin content. This Homes. Jim P erkins, co u rter for
was 13 years old, when he tram ped will run as high as 15 per cent, it is tw enty years, but not yet discour
aw ay as a drum er boy in the Civil claim ed in some assays.
aged, V ictor York. W illie Clump,
w ar 65 years ago. The Long Beach
M ining men of the county are Sue Bnscom’« beau and the w orld’s
Press-Telegram contained a splend- agreed th at the ore exists in large eight wonder, Edwin Dunn. Sally
w rite-up about the reunion, also a q u an tities th ro u g h o u t the southern G raham , “ Cyclone Sally,” Mrs. W al
picture of C. W. Fraley, John F raely Oregon section. It has been known lace R eeder. Jen n ie T h atch er, fo rty ,
and the sister to the Fraley brothers, fo r years and its discovery is no re- j and the object of J im ’s persistence,
Mrs. Newcomer. Mrs. C. W. Fraley cent m atter.— O regon O bserver.
Mrs. Dave McKinney. R uth T hatcher,
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w rites Ashland friends th at she
niece of J e n n y ’s and a peach Reggie
hopes soon to be back in our city,
A good atten d a n ce a t the Bible would like to pick, Mrs. Edwin Dunn.
having enjoyed a very happy tim e school last Sunday a t the C hristian E ffie V arden, a cute little neighbor,
d u rin g the w inter visiting relatives church where a splendid surprise Mrs. W. C. Elam. Vivian Vernon,
and friends in C alifornia.
T heir g reeted them .
The surprise was the belle of C edar P oint, Ruth New-
m any friends in Ashland will be “ Rock of Agee —-pres»nted in t&hleau bry. Scene, living room o nthe W eb
glad to see them home again.
by Mrs. Hazel W eber and the song ster estate n ear the tow n of C edar
being rendered very beautifully by Point. Tim e, early fall.
Mr. and Mrs. "fred V anN atta of Miss A rtis Stockdale. N ext Sunday
San Jose, Cal., who have been in an o th er surprise will g re et the peo
V em er C arson, son o f Mr. and
Ashland fo r the past few weeks visit ple a t 9:30 ju s t on the stroke so be Mrs. O. F. C arson left th is work for
ing a t the home of Mr. VanNatta’s there. This is being done to get Corvallis, w here he will re e n te r col
fath er, G. 0 . V unN ataa, returned to some of the a tte n d a n ts th ere on lege a f te r some m onths v u m t’on f -r
hi« hi tilth.
their home KtHnrdnyt
tim e and i# also very en tertain in g