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About Ashland American. (Ashland, Jackson County, Or.) 1927-1927 | View Entire Issue (April 8, 1927)
With all our natural resources,
(our beautiful spots, our immense
tourist travel, our business houses,
schools and a good working chamber
of commerce on the job, conditions
here are not discoraging to say the
least. Let us all work for new indus
tries and each of us always have a
optomistic word for Ashland.
A s h la n d A m e r ic a n
(Successor to the Central Point American)
PAUL ROBINSON, Editor and Publisher
Office at 374 East Main Street
BUSINESS AND NEWS PHONE 95
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Entered a t the Postoffice at Ashland, Oregon, as Second Class Matter,
under the Act of Congress of March 3, 1879
P A P E R
Member STATE EDITORIAL ASSOCIATION
Member NATIONAL EDITORIAL ASSOCIATION
FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 1927
E D IT O R IA L
Read and profit by the
helps your purse, helps
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chants, helps the paper,
ads in the
There are the over conservative
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people and there are those too apt
city. Live and let live and p a tr o n iz in g ! ^ ..jum p at conciusions.” Cities are
home people is always good advice. the saITU. way. Both characteristics
Read the ads each week in the Ash- are unprofitable extremes.
A new factory to locate may find
other more inviting fields while the
over conservative locality is taking
PORTLAND SEEKS CONVENTION too long to investigate and “ think it
over,” on a franchise or any contem-
plated help. New comers are often
An invitation to hold the next an- discouraged a t the individuals of a
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city who, in their well meaning, con-
nuul convention of the United States
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servative style treat the new citizen
chumher of commerce in Portland, w¡th suspicion and delay to help his
will be presented to the national or- affairs grow while they wait to see
ganization by Irving E. Vining, presi- if he “ makes good.” Any business or
dent of the Oregon state chamber of individual “ makes good" as long as
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I they are not operating bad.
commerce, who will attend the ses- i
_ 1 Then a man or community can be
sion of the body in Washington, D. C.
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i too energetic in demanding new busi-
May 2 to 5, as representatives of this ¡ ness where business is overdone, or
suite. The 1928 convention will be asking for enterprises or donations
held in November. While he is in the without a thought to the outcome,
east, Mr. Vining also will attend
The ring leader in boom tactics is
the third Pan-American commercial to be »voided. The over conservative
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always suspicions one in whom it
takes too much time will often with
hold support to a really worthy en
terprise that might mean very good
C. E. GATES ON HIGHWAY
returns to a city. There should be a
medium point between the two ex
tremes. Advancement in all things
takes a certain amount of action, pep
Ex-mayor of Medford Gates, “ Pop' and speed, as well as the solid sen-
Gates, C. E. Gates, everybody in sihle decision of conservative think-
southern Oregon (especially Ford ers. But in individual business sub
owners) knows Mr. Gates oersonnly, jects and public affairs it is always
and practically everyone in the considered wise to avoid both ex
state knows that Mr. Gates is a mem tremes and act.
ber of the state highwuy commission
appointed by Governor Patterson
this week. Southern Oregon is de
serving of representation on this im CONDITIONS GOOD AND NEW
portant commission and southern
Oregon, in the person of C. E. Gates
has furnished a member one hundred
per cent true blue and loyal to Ore
It is not the in te ntion to unduly
gon. Mr. Gates is a worker and has boost any prospects or to seem over
never been found wanting when there optomistic, b u t Ashland has ju st
were any public duties to perform. cause to feel a t ease over conditions.
Southern Oregon will benefit by the Ashland is safe, sound a n d su b s ta n
presence of C. E. Gates on the high tial.
O ur sto re s a re doing n good
business as com pared to m any towns
the world over.
O ur wholesale dis
trict shows activities and all p r e p a r
QUICK TO SENSE THE OPPOR- ing for a big su m m e r business. O ur
box factory, o u r planing mills are
o p e ra tin g and industries feeling con
O u r th re e splendid banks
in the sta te and the heavy
Absence of home advertising in th
local new spaper gives the mail or- • deposits show th a t Ashland has con
«1er houses the chance they are al siderable cash on h a n d — probably
ways looking for.
W henever they more than the a v e ra g e city of five
discover by scanning a new spaper
th a t local m e rc h a n ts are not b id
ding fo r tra d e in th e ir com m unity
by am ple advertising, they a t once
flood th a t com m unity with th e ir own
publicity stu ff. They m a intain special
b ureaus to keep in co n sta n t lookout
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for districts neglect, d by local mer-
chants, nnd by this means increase
th e ir sales by m any thousands of
dollars tha t should never leave the
home town. Read what the a dve rtis
ing m a n a g e r of a large mail order
house says on the su b je c t:
SOUTHERN OREGON OR BOLIVIA
The United States bureau of
mines has made an appropriation out
of its funds which is to be spent
for carrying on a survey and in in
vestigation of recovery methods
needed in the production of tin from
ores found at an elevation of 12,000
feet in far-off Bolivia, according to
a report in a recent issue of a popu
lar mining journal.
• American bureau, which receives its
from appropriations from
Congres, has become interested in
this far-away mineral deposit because
of the scarcity of tin in America and
because large American smelting and
refining interests are financially in
terested in Bolivian tin properties.
Years of experimental work and
thousands of dollars of American tax
payer’s money will be spent In the
research work necessary in d eter
mining the best methods by which
Bolivian ore can be worked commer
When the work has been complet
ed, Bolivia will profit from the in
vestments to be made in her owrn
natural resources, large smelting and
refining interests will profit from
the discovery of recovery methods
which will yield them huge returns
in the production of tin and other
minerals and the United States bu
reau of mines will gain a little ad
ditional knowledge regarding com
plex ores th at can be put into text
books to be read by those who lack
the ability or initiative to make their
own explorations into the fields of
science. These same text books will
then be used as a standard to con
found the efforts and to nullify the
results obtained by scientists whose
practical experiments have led them
into newer and more productive
While all of this effo rt and money
is being expended by the United
States government, for the benefit
of far-off Bolivia, southern Oregon
is left to shift for itself with a prob
lem that is no more difficult and
far less expensive to solve.
there is a problem to solve is shown
by the fact that reputable miner-
ologists hold widely different opin
ions regarding the contents of many
of our southern Oregon ores, d iffe r
ences that exist largely because our
own bureau of mines is wandering
far afield instead of attending to
the business of making a study of the
natural resources a t home.
Before spending money to assist
in the development of Bolivia and
her natural resources, the United
States government, through its Bu
reau of mines should spend a little
thought and money in southern Ore
gon, where a development of a
mineral area and its associated indus
tries will benefit a gre ater num ber
of American tax payers.— Southern '
nut the b y -p m d u c ta to be derived
a ttr a c t notice all over the c o u n
w,‘l* kn,,wn Ashland mine is
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•ummtr a» wH la« many other mine»
n e a r »«
0 u r cn,am*m il an(1 jce
owning or holding 1 per cent or more
of total amount of bonds. mr>-< gages
or other securities are none.
_____________ £AUL ROBINSON,
Editor and Owner
Sworn to and subscribed b e f o r e me
this 25th day of March, 1927.
L. A. ROBERTS.
local papers we immediately flood cream factories are continually work-
that territory with our literature. I t ; ing ar.d to make a conservative fore
Mv commission expires April 20.
r.lways bring* results far in excess of cast, one would say that new indus 1929.
the same effort put forth in territory tries this year will undoubtedly
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Dairy fa rm e rs need little except more
Ashlnn.l American, published weekly*
cows and the chicken in d u stry p r o m at Ashland. Oregon, for April 1, 1927
ises to be one of the biggest factors
State of Oregon,
for o u r city and su rr o u n d in g coun-
County of Jackson.
try. Too much a tte n tio n and help
Before me, a Notary Public in
cannot be given this chicken question
and for the state and county
as it m* an s much to Ashland.
aforesaidt personally appeared
Paul Robinson, who, having been
large c a n n e ry is p r e p a r in g fo r the
duly sworn according to law, de
largest y e a r in its history, ou r native
poses and says that he is the
clay fields have a r r e s te d a tte n tio n
editor and owner of the Ash
¡of interested p a rtie s who will, we
"W c have a bure a u whose duty it believe, establish large brick and tile
That the names and addresses of
editor and owner is, Paul Rob
is to read each week the c ountry
inson. Ashland, Oregon.
new spapers from all over the c oun shale fields are going to m ake a big
That the known bondholders, m ort
proposition for onr city industrially
There is not a paper of any „ „ d not , | one fo r the oj, tha t ¡g h„ re gagees and other security holders,
consequence in our tra d e te rrito ry
that our bureau dosen't get.
bureau looks over these new spapers
and when we find a town where the
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