ASHLAND Scenic W o n d e r l a n d of A m e r ic a AMERICAN 0»\ P a c ific H ig lrw a -v & S P TCdLilvo&cL J a ck t o n C o u n t y ’* Most Po pu l ar We ek ly ! __________ ______________ _ LUMBERING ~ F ie u iT ~ DA1R.VI NG ~ M I N I N G ~ F A re M IN Q -S T O C K RAISING-HSHING-HONTING ------ - (SUCCE SSOR TO T H E C E N T R A L P O I N T A M E R I C A N ) ------- VOLUME 3 ASHLAND, J ACKSON COUNTY, OREGON, FRI DAY, VITAL INTEREST TO ASHLAND LOCAL A F F A I R S W I L L BE T AK EN IN T U R N Think Befóte Voting Will it Be a Savi ngs to Post pone Building of New Dam For City W a t e r ? RADIO Miss T EL L S OF SA FE TY Dorothea Abraham Tell* Escape Fr om Canton. of 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 aries. 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 China. | 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 heaval. Several local a ffa irs are now of vital interest to Ashland and every Ashland taxpayer. 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. argument. 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 Talent district. 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 -------------- * --------------- 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 state. 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 ---------------- 4 - --------------- 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 ! publicity. A PR I L 29, 1927 HICH DEFEATS FOUR TEAMS 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 , OF YOKOHAMA, 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. Fonrm 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. Debating, ball playing, etc. Now comes Ashland high with first place in shorthand and typing out of a field of five competitors. Medford, Gold Hill, Klamath Falls Jacksonville, and Ashland all en tered contestants and Ashland ranked first, 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 place. In the beginners short hand divi sion, Marie Mitchell of Ashland took first place, and in the advanced pupils division Mary Galey took first place. 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. -------------- * --------------- C A N N E R Y TO ST ART OPERATION SOON The Bagley Canning company, Ashland’s most im portant industry as described fully inthis paper a few weeks ago, is about ready for operation. 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 recently 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. 2 TO Interesting -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 Her e May lOj 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 ------------------------------* 1 - ----------------------------- Japan 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 Yokohama. A telegram to the effect ERN O RE GO N NORMAL AR E th at H. E. Sneyd 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 old students. 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 general plans. state chamber. Upon return of these ------------------ * ------------------ 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.