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ASHLAND, J ACKSON COUNTY, OREGON, FRI DAY,
LOCAL A F F A I R S W I L L BE T AK EN
IN T U R N
Think Befóte Voting
Be a Savi ngs
to Post pone
Building of New Dam For
City W a t e r ?
T EL L S
SA FE TY
Dorothea Abraham Tell*
Escape Fr om Canton.
Attorney and Mrs. Albert Abra-
| ham, whose daughter Dorothea is
an instructor in the Presbyterian
mission school at Canton, China, re
ceived a radiogram at their home
in Roseburg that Miss Abraham is
safe at Hongkong and will remain
there as long as the Chinese situa
tion offers dangers to the mission
The message was received indi
rectly through Commander Glenn
Howell, who is in charge of an Am
erican cruiser in China waters, and
whose sister, Elsie Howell of Los
Angeles, is a close friend of Miss
Abraham, and who is with her in
| Miss Abraham was formerly a
teacher in the Ashland schools and
it will be a comfort to her many
friends here to know of her
well fare during China’s present up
Several local a ffa irs are now of
vital interest to Ashland and every
We will from
week to week try to get a t the bot
tom of each in turn. There may
be affairs th a t the m ajority don’t
know about or thoroughly under
stand and it will take investigation
and time to get all particulars, but,
repeating, we say many things right ASHLAND HIGH W I N N E R OF
SO UT HE RN DIST . CHAMPI ON
now are of vital interest to the
well-fare and growth of our city.
By winning a three to nothing de
T h a t Dam Question.
A special election may decide the cision from the Eugene high school
question of building the proposed debate team last Friday night in the
dam foi the enlarged water system. local high school assembly, the Ash
This will cost the taxpayers prob land high school debaters became the
ably between two hundred thousand champions of the southern Oregon
and three hundred thousand dollars district. Both teams exhibited a high
and will have to be paid for by taxes class of debate that pleased the aud
an increased w ater rents. Think be ience but the local team outclassed
the visitors in the presentation of
fore you vote.
The railroad is not now using
The question debated was, “ Re
the w ater th a t they formally did,
the ice plant is not using the water solved, that a severance tax should be
that they formerly did and we have made a feature of the system of tax
larger w a te r pipes and have pur ation in Oregon.’’ Dena and Dick
chased considerable w ater from the Joy, who composed the winning team
The late spring upheld the negative and Jessie Win
rains have guaranteed us plenty of ched nnd John Dodds, Eugene de
baters, took the affirmative. Includ
water fo r this year.
Perhaps we will not need that dam ing the debate, Eugene has won 16
this y ear and perhaps not for two, judge’s votes out of a possible 21
three or five years. Will it be a and Ashland now has won 20 out of
saving to postpone the building of a possible 24. Harold W. Allison is
the dam? You will have a chance coach of the local debaters and
at the May election to decide the Frank Palmer, head of history de
question. The w ater rates are high. partm ent and debate coach; Miss Mae
We needed and are glad to get the Kinsey, head of the English d epart
extra large w ater pipes and the res m ent; Jessie Winched and John
ervoir, bu t the new dam is now a Dodds, the debaters and Wallace
question to be decided as made by Campbell, debate manager, composed
the late petition signed by over four the Eugene delegation.
hundred taxpayers of Ashland.
Ashland high will meet the cham
The question carried at the last pions of the northern Oregon dis
election by only forty-seven votes.
trict Friday, May 6, in the final de
bate for western Oregon honors. The
Li t hi a Springs Hotel.
Here is a n o th er “ vital question
winning team will then debate the
to many Ashlandites and to prob- ; McLaughlin high school team from
ably 500 stockholders in the Lithia ! Milton-Freewater, which has won the
eastern Oregon championship, at the
Springs Hotel company.
A Medford paper made insinua University of Oregon on May 20.
tions recently that the management
V. O. N. Smith of the local Citizens
"•as not satisfactory to the board bank acted as chairman and W alter
and it is possible th at a meeting of Redford, geography instructor a t the
the Lithia Springs
stock holders Ashland normal; B. H. Conkle, prin
alight be a good suggestion.
cipal of the Medford high school, and
Stockholders, as a rule, would T. H. Temple, pastor of the Med
like to know what it going on in ford Methodist church, were the
their company. We will endeavor to judges.
Rpt a t the bottom of this question
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as fa r as the public is concerned,
Dennis Now Own* New*
although keep out of private affairs.
Formal announcement of the sale
We know that t h e 'p r e s e n t manager
has a good hotel reputation and that of the Klamath News, morning
the hotel is one of the best in the daily to Bruce Dennis, publisher of
the Klamath Falls Evening Herald
has hem made. Mr. Dennis in e f
More Vital Que*tion*.
Why not w ater on all the splendid fecting the transfer, formed the In
land Publishing company.
■ and across the railroad
Why not a large sanitorium and
immense bottling works in Ashland.
Why don’t Ashland merchants ad
vertise in your paper with the larg
est farm and town circulation of any
weekly paper in Jackson county.
Why do so many trade in our
neighboring city instead of hom e’
The American considers all these
subjects as news and of vital interest
to all our readers. We will appreciate
any suggestions as to how to best
•olv* them and from time to time
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Preache* Farewell Sermon.
V. K. Allison preached his fa re
well sermon at the Christian church
here Sunday and will begin his pas
torate at Klamath Falls next Sun
day. May 1,
will endeavor to enlighten all on any
irogrcssive new* we can unearth.
We know that Ashland need* and
can »ecure more bu»ine»* and more
A PR I L 29, 1927
N UM B E R
W O N D E R F U L O P P O R T U N I T Y TO
D I S P O S E O F SU RPL US M O N E Y —
A ND BE O F REAL S E RV I CE
GOVERNOR TO BE
HERE ON MAY 17
We are asked by the Red Cross
to aid in raising five million dol
lars for relief of flood sufferers of
W IL L GO TO COR V AL LI S TO- the MiddL West. So far, so good. s N E Y D ,
We would like to help. They need it.
MORROW TO C O M P E T E
TALK MAY 2, MONDAY
To think of over 9000 square miles
of rich farm land destroyed, 200
deaths and 100,000 homeless touches
our charity vein and appeals io us
as a religious, brotherly move hard
to forget. We all want to give.
Cup Is Permanent
New Cup Will Be St ar t ed Thi* Year
How About the Mighty.
and Local Conte»tant* Out
Then we have with us today, Mr.
Ford, rated as a billionaire and one
or two others with nearly as much
money. We have in Chicago 150 wo
men worth over a million each.
These people can’t find places for
their wealth. They buy old fiddles,
dogs and cats and travel. With a
billion, the little sum of five mil
lion would be a small m atter. But
listen closely with your ear to the
ground and see who offers the first
million nnd the several half-millions
and the numerous quarter millions
th a t could be offered to clear a
rich m an ’s conscious.
A f t e r That.
Ashland schools have a habit of
being victorious in all competitive
events they undertake.
ball playing, etc. Now comes Ashland
high with first place in shorthand
and typing out of a field of five
Medford, Gold Hill, Klamath Falls
Jacksonville, and Ashland all en
Gold Hill second,
Medford third, Klamath Falls fourth
and Jacksonville fifth.
In the beginners typing division,
Rosaland Wise of Ashland took first
place, Frances Gallatin of Ash
land, second place and a Klamath
Falls girl third.
In the advanced
pupils division, Edwin Andrew of
Medford .nosed out J a n e t Walker
of Ashland by a narrow margin of
three tenths of a word with a Klam
ath Falls girl again making third
In the beginners short hand divi
sion, Marie Mitchell of Ashland
took first place, and in the advanced
pupils division Mary Galey took
Winning this contest S aturday
gave Ashland the silver cup a w a r
ded to the winners by the Medford
chamber of commerce, and thosie
who took first place were given
gold medals. Second place winners
received silver medals and honorable
mention went to third place winners
The local team, under the direc
tion of Miss Juanita Tarr, instruc
tor will leave today (F riday) for
Corvallis where they will partici
pate in the state contest to be held
Saturday. Ashland having won per
m anent possession of the sup o ffe r
ed in the past, an ew one will be
started this year and the local con
testan ts are determined th a t Ash
land’s name shall be the first to be
engraved on the cup.
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C A N N E R Y TO ST ART
The Bagley Canning company,
Ashland’s most im portant industry
as described fully inthis paper a
few weeks ago, is about ready for
At a meeting Monday, Ralph E.
Koozer was elected president: W. J.
Ferns, vice president; E. B. Adam
son, secretary and treasure. These
officials with J. W. McCoy and F.
F. Whittle constitute the board. O r
ganization of the board and com
pletion of the new incorporation
were perfected, and certificates of
stock will now be issued to the
stock holders of the Ashland P re
serving company in lieu of their
present stock. This is in accordance
with the consolidation
worked out with the Ashland P re
serving company stockholders.
Officials state th at as soon as
these bonds are all sold construc
tion on the new warehouse will be
gin immediately, and plans made
for one o f the largest packs o f
fruits and vegetables in the history
,f the business. This institution is
a big pay roll for Ashland.
-ul C h a mb e r Will
Heve A J d r s i i
By C. C. Ch a pm a n of P or t la nd
At te nd .
The Chamber of Commerec F o r
ums committee has arranged one
of the most interesting series of pro
grams for the next few weeks th a t
has appeared for some time and
those who do not make their plans
to regularly attend these gatherings
will surely miss a g re at deal.
Monday, May 2, an unusual
privilege is accorded in an oppor
tunity to listen to a man who for
the last 14 years has been living in
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as Y. M. C. A. secretary a t
C O M M E N C E M E N T FOR S O U T H
A telegram to the effect
ERN O RE GO N NORMAL AR E
of Yokohama, was
TO BE H E LD A BOUT J U N E 8
passing through Ashland, was re
ceived by Mr. Walters, secretary
Plans for the comnisnoement pro of the local Y. M. C. A. and passed
pram of the southern Oregon Nor on the the Chamber of Commerce
mal school already are well under for consideration.
It was immed
way and are rapidly nearing comple iately determined th at such an op
tion in the hands of a committee portunity to hear of conditions in
made up of faculty members and China and Japan from such a close
alumni members under the leader observer should not be missed and
ship of V. V. Caldwell, head of the so arrangem ents were immediately
psychology department. Those from closed for this engagement.
the faculty who have been appointed
The date is Monday, May 2, in
by President Churchill arc Miss
stead of the usual Tuesday.
Pearl Durst, librarian of the school
On Tuesday, May 10, Mr. C. C.
and Miss Eva L. White, primary
Chapman, editor of the Oregon Vo
supervisor, while those chosen from
te r will by that time undoubtedly
the alumni association are Mrs. F.
have all the recent legislative doings
I). Wagner, Mrs. Cecelia Willitts, A.
fully digested and will be able to tell
C. Gray, H. B. Carter, Susanne
us whether to vote for the Income
Homes C arter and Fred Homes.
tax or not. We will nil want to hear
A week’s program has been this speaker. Chnpman is good.
sketched to begin on J une 8, when
And then on May 17, our Gover
Alpha Tauri, the dramatic club of nor Patterson will be the guest of
the school, will give the play, the day and will give his views of
“ Smilin’ Through,” under the direc the economic situation of the state
tion of Miss Elizabeth Richardson of Oregon and why in his opinion
of the English departm ent. On S un we should pass the Income tax bill
day afternoon, June 12, the baccal on J une 28. It is expected that Mrs.
au reate services will be held.
A Patterson will accompany the gov
special speaker will be secured for ernor on this trip and n reception
the day and special music will be is in the planning to be held a t the
prepared. Commencement day will Normal school building. The gover-
be Ju n e 13 and the exercises will be | n„r , being chairman of the board
hied in the morning.
I 0f regents of Normal schools of the
One of the most interesting days 1 state.
of the week’s program will be S at
Ashland will have two re presenta
urday, which is Alumni day.
All tives in Washington, I). C., this
graduates of the old institution will spring and while Mrs. Gordon Mac-
be included in the festivities and it Cracken, state president of the I).
is hoped that there will be a large A. R., the Ashland chamber of com
attendance of alumni members and merce has also asked her to rep re
sent the local chamber of commerce
Miss Leona Marsters, Miss Ma Mr. Irving E. Vining is the nationnl
rian Ady, Miss Virginia Hales and counsellor for the Ashland chamber
A. C. Strange, all instructors in the of commerce and our official dele
institution, will also assist in the gate, as well as representing the
state of Oregon as president of the
state chamber. Upon return of these
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dele-gates we shall have the oppor
A Fai t hf ul Member.
tunity to hear first hand tnlk from
April 27 is the anniversary of the these great national conventions.
first W. C. T U. organization and Mr. Vining will talk at the Forum on
Mrs. Ann Hill Russell is the only
May 24. Mrs. MacCracken will give
living paid up m em ber of that first us an extended report and it is quite
organization. Mrs. Russell sent her possible that an evening session will
dollar to pay her dues this week and
be devoted to one or both of these
this makes 43 years th at Mother
most interesting addresses.
Russell has paid her W. C. T. U.
dues regularly every year and she
Be t te r Attend.
hopes to live long enough to pay in
At the Congregational church this
her fifty dollars and the members
Friday evening, April 2'J from 6:45
of the Ashland Union sure hope so
until 7:45. All who will attend will
too and we appreciate such faithful
have the extream pleasure of listen
ness as hers has been.
ing to an address by Dr. Alma Cook
recently from China. Dr. Cook I as
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Elder visited been a missionary in China for
with the Edson’s at Green Springs vears and will have some interesting
inot ntain the first of the week.
| iota on that oountry.