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About Ashland American. (Ashland, Jackson County, Or.) 1927-1927 | View This Issue
A s h la n d A m e r ic a n
Independent Weekly Paper Published «1 Ashland.
(Successor to the Central Point Am erican)
P A U L RO BINSO N, Editor and Publisher
O ffice at 374 East Main Street
BUSINESS A N D N E W S PH O N E 95
........ . ... $2.00
Advertising Rates Giren on Application
Entered at the Postoffice at Ashland, Oregon, as Second Class Matter,
under the A ct o f Congress o f March 3, 1879
C O U N T Y ’S
W E E K L Y
P A P E R
Member S T A T E E D I T O R I A L A S S OC I A T ION
Member N A T I O N A L E D I T O R I A L A SSOC I AT ION
F R ID A Y , A P R IL 29. 1927
E D IT O R IA L
Hope is the dream o f a man awake
I have observed that many a far-
sighted man is a close observer.
damaged apples and fruit in Wash
ington— Yakima and
late frost has visited Hood River and
Umatilla county, grain laid flat in
In southern Oregon, ir. Jackson,
the banner county and in Josephine
county, the crop conditions are ideal
A “ peach” o f a girl ought to be Frost dangers are over, no damage
was done, the alfalfa fields never
come a well-“ preserved" woman.
looked more promising and stock—
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pigs and cows have plenty o f feed
Why not use the lemons fate
fo r the summer.
sends you, and open up a lemonade
I-ate rains have assured an abund
o f water for fruit, grain and
stock. The chicken industry never
looked more optimistic, the mining
light and they make the home bright
situation never promised so much,
er. Laugh out loud occasionally.
building is going on all through the
Rogue river valley, and the summer
Its my opinion that what the aver
o f 1927 promises to be the most
a g e schoolboy wants is a history that
proseprous in history.
Surely in southern Oregon every
Love probably makes the world thing is lovely and the Goose Hangs
go ’round, but it takes money to High.
lubricate the machinery.
O R TH IT
And too, sometimes it is n good
thing if it turns out bad.
are as different in actual make-up as
black is from white. The one class
is composed o f the “ Gimmies and
the other o f the "Go-Getters. The
form er are a decided liability and
the latter a pronounced asset to any
The “ Gimmies” descended from
that stock which fo r years has been
singing, “ The world owes me a liv
ing." occupy the most o f their time
in seeking pleasure at the expense
o f others and are never known to
o ffe r a constructive suggestion on
They “ howl
their lot in life and entertain visi
tors with a deep blue story about
the shortcoming* o f the section in
which they should speak a kind word
about anybody or anything.
it rains they bemoan their fa te;
if the sun shines they fear a
drouth, or that the crops will
all burn up.
They were appar
ently born with a distorted liver
or are subjects o f chronic dyspep
sia. They give nothing to the com-
mun.iV and are seldom missed when
they proceed hence.
one resident remarked, “ if I send a
few dollars to mail-order houses
evenry now and then?”
to the small town press exchanges
that come to The American’s desk,
is like stepping from the slums, full
o f vile, into an old-fashioned garden
sweet wit hlavendar and thyme, and
th • scent o f perennial flowers. The
pages o f the big dailies are full of
selfishness, that the better news is
obscured by these glaring shatter
ing* o f the Decalogue. One puts the
papers aside with a feelin g of de
pression and heartache that the
world is so fu ll o f terrible and un
Were her particular case the only
one o f its nature in the city, it would
make but little difference, but indi
vidual cases in the aggregate do
make a great deal o f difference.
She is only one o f hundreds who are
doing the same thing she is doing,
and added together the amounts
have been estimated to total $4,-
000 a month. It is the small buyers
that keep the mail order houses go
ing. While we have no way o f know
ing what the mailorders average in
Then picking up the papers that
any parti?ul".r house, yet it is safe record the happenirgs o f the little
to say that the sum is only a few cities around us in Ashland one
gains renewed faith in life. Here are
The $2.98 you send away today set forth only that which uplifts a
o f the
is not much in itself, but when it is (immunity, the
pooled with hundreds o f other like business men, the church news, the
amounts it makes a substantial sum. civic good accomplished by the wo
That $2.98, or 69 cents, or how men, school items, the happy social
ever small the amount may be, is gatherings o f the people, the mar
a very important matter in every riages, births and deaths, farmers
The small sums items, and all the thousands and one
form by far the greatest part o f the daily occurences that make up the
millions o f dollars
mail-order simple annals o f the great common
every people, who are really the founda
On the other hand, the “ Go-Get
tion o f this broad country o f ours.
ters” i.rt always smiling and happy
Have a hind word for everybody and
So spend your $2.98’s with local
Scandals are seldom published in
everything worth while.
They be merchants. I f you do that, you will
the country newspapers, but if it so
lieve in their community, its people not only be helping them and your
happens that decency demands it,
and its plans fo r improvement. They city, but will also be helping your
the uglier details are omitted, or
love the children who romp over the self by keeping more money in cir
given a kindly touch that is wisely
fields and highways and predict fo r culation here. I f you spend your
d ifferen t from the unfeeling publi
them bright futures. They believe $2.98 here, you stand a chance o f
city o f the city press. The offenders
in trees, God’s first temples, grass getting a part o f it back some day,
may be our neighbors, or people we
instead o f ash heaps, and flowers but i f you send it away the entire
have rubbed elbows with all our
instead o f weeds. They are advo sum is taken out o f local circula
lives. They are real human beings
cates o f a spotless town or village. tion.
to their home town paper, while to
They bless the tongue which gives
In its campaign against out-of-
the great city dailies they are merely
honest praise and the ear that is deaf town buying, The American has cal
grains o f salt that are ground out
to scandal and gossip. I f they can't led on local merchants to advertise
hourly in their news mill..
speak good o f their neighbor they their goods more extensively, so
keep still. They contribute to those that the purchasing public in Ash
Sometimes people speak lightly of
things which do good among the land will be in a better position to the country newspaper, but it is one
folks who are a part o f their com buy at home.
o f the most potent and uplifting
munity, the place that they call home
factors in our national existence.
sweet home. They believe in their
MIRROR R E A L A M E R IC A
The great dailies have their mission
country and will do anything within
but their scope is too big to touch
reason to continue it as the greatest
Turning from the city newspapers very closely the inner things o f life.
nation on God’s footstool. They re
vere and respect the church because
A » Soon Each Week as You Like
sales or store news. Please get copy
they believe that any community i
Please bring your ad copy in by in by Wednesday.
better for having the House o f Goc
Wednesday. We have the best quali
in its midst. They think and speak
ty mailed circulation fo r local ad
You can take ’em o f f now. It’s
well o f the public school, because
vertising in southern Jackson coun getting warm weather.
they believe it is the bulwark o f our
ty. Our readers want to see Ashland
Read the advertisements.
liberty and the safeguard o f our
cherished institutions. They pull to
gether and are never found seeking
to destroy good works. Then try to
raise living standards, encourage
neighborhood, and lend every assist
WE R E N O T \SATISFIED U N L ESS Y O U ARE
ance toward making civic, social and
educational conditions better.
6 2 4 RIVERSIDE ST
I've noticed that some think that
What is the
to shine in society they must get
farmers? The National Farm News
o ffe r* a first prize o f one hundred
to some editor who will o f
Most o f the splinters in the bani
that will lead to
ster o f life are unnoticed until we
the solving o f the problem in Am
begin to slide down.
erica. It would sure be worth the
A college education seldom hurts price. The farmers have a problem
a man if he’s wiling to learn a little i and it will never be solved alone.
Other problems o f living, market
something nfter he graduates.
ing. wages and pursuits o f happiness
In the headgear fo r women the and pleasure will have to be at least
small hats will be stylish this sum | partly solved along with the prob-
mer. but not the small hat w ifey had 1 lems o f the farmers.
As long as Gloria Swanson gets
wages o f $7.40 per minute and
Artists in pictures lift
up the Charley
beautiful, in church people lift up minute there will be problems and
O f the two classes, the latter is
the mind, and in beauty parlors they discontent. They are not worth it. much preferred in any community
They are poor producers compared which desires to progress toward
lift up the face.
with the farm er that hardly aver moral, mental and physical perfec
A little boy attended a high ages that much money in a week.
tion.— National Farm News.
One big trouble with the farm sit
school football game and that even
GEORGE E. FOX
ing before crawling into bed he uation is the fact that too many
C L IF F B U R LIN G A M E
POW ER IN C H A R A C T E R
R E A L E S T A T E and I N SU R AN CE
knelt down and bowed his head anti politicians and would-be leaders are
Painter and Decorator
Good Bargains in Land
yelled: God bless Pa, God bless Ma,
and City Property
Men have lived and died, many
to solve their problem. Let the farm
God bless Sister, Hah! Rah! Rah!
er alone and he will eventually are forgotten while some live in
solve his problem. In the first place | our memories forever, and why is
AND SO W E HOPE
he will have to learn to set the price i it? Why is it that Lincoln and Wash
A T T O R N E Y S -A T -L A W
his products anil not ask “ what ington and other great men still
Have a fit at
again, and if only this rumor could will you give me.” He will have to live within the hearts o f all people?
OUK8 T aii . ohs
be depended upon, Ashland would say what he will take and not ask They have guided the destinies o f
be guaranteed a busy place ere many what will you give. Then he will their republic. They led their coun
W. G. T R IL L
months. The latest surmise now is have to pass a law by m ajority vote try in war and peace, but only their
Prices to suit
to the effect that a five mile tun that will do away entirely with f good citizenship and character plus
Attorney-at-Law— Notary Public
nel will be put through the Siskiyou “ Bucket Shops,” “ Board o f Trades” ability that elected Washington and
mountains the north entrance start and \ \ all Street minipulations. and Lincoln to the presidency; and be
REAL E S lA T E
ing about ten miles south o f Ash then if a farm administration can be cause o f their character they had the
land. This would be one o f the really put into power long enough to pass confidence and support o f all peo
W e all believe in a man o f
big railroad jobs o f the country, a farmers bill giving the govern ple.
B ROWN & RICE
and many hundreds o f men be em ment authority to dictate to the character. There is power o f magic
fo r a bargain in
ployed for many month«. It would, farmers the same ns it dictates to in a great name. A re Washington,
REAL E S T A T E -
But when that time Grant and Lincoln dead? Is Michael
so rumor informs us, probably be the railroads.
63 North Main Street
done by the Great Northern people, comes you will see thousands o f 1 Angelo dead? Ask those who have
PERL FUNERAL HOME
who would run their line out o f farmers bucking the whole works j gazed with rapt soult upon his im
Klamath Falls, through Butte Falls and bootlegging tomatoes or wheat mortal works at Rome. They have
Corner Sixth nnd Oakdale
to Medford and south through Ash at a lower price than the govern never lived more truly than today.
land on what is now known as the ment will allow. It ir the hardest I Every American heart and home
M edford. Oregon
Southern Pacfic tracks, tunnel the thing in the world to get a dozen , enshrines their character. There is
Reliable -Responsible, Real Estate,
mountain and then
river farmers to pull together. When the something greater in a person's life
References: Citizens Bank o f Ash
grade to Kureke, California, and time comes that all farmers will I than his position and achievements;
land First National Bank, State
thence down the coast to San Fran stick together, then the farmers prob greater than genius, and more endur
Bank o f Ashland
175 Main St
lem will be solved.
ing than fame. It is character, and _
ASH LAND . O R F .C n o v
Such a program would make quite I
It is worth the $100 and then! it is a power that will make it. elf
a new city o f Ashland, giving us «ome. and too long a job fo r the felt, although in society, i f there is
railroad shops, division point, and average “ country
to at character o f sterling excellence it
R E A L ES T A T E
two routes south, also a short cut tempt. But it will be solved and in will demand influence and secure
Established in 1885
Good City for Country
TH E O N L Y C O M P L E T E t i t i . e
to the <wean shipping at Eureka. I the mean time the farmers will need respect.
Buys and Trades —
SYSTI M IN JA C K S O N C O U N T Y
I-et us hope. Surveyors have been better and stronger co-operation.
F. L. N U T TE R
2 4 0 F. M en
Abstracts of Title and
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working in the mountain.
B ET TER TO H E L P HOME
THE GOOSE HANGS HIGH
Nearly every community i* made
Some residents evidently do not
A r e y o u « « i n « In B u y o r R .i.ld •
“ Southern Oregon’s best vear." up o f two classes o f citizen*. who*e realize to how g-.rat extent they arc
H o m e in A s h l a n d ? ? »
Such is the universal word among daily live* and actions easilyy sep hurting home trade by occasionally
W rite J O H N n MIFI.F.Y.
the many citizen* * * with optimistic arate them into two distinct camp*. ordering goods from some mail-or
C e n tra l Point. O rego n
S W A N BLUE Q U A R R Y CO.
views o f things as they exist today. The> need no formal introduction to der houses, judging from remark*
for L O A N V I O year
C o unty Agoni for i b . n . „ , f , ,
S. A. Swan. Manager
Storm s, cyclones, worst floods fn *ny intelligent audience or readers that have been made since the
Is now ready to render best price«
* l.oan Associa tion
history and excessive heat hare dis of the press. While in many respects American started the campaign
*>n all kinds o f grnnitc and ceme
We m a h . loans nn town p r o p e r » ,
couraged thousands in the East and they may dress alike and present .ga.nst out-of-town trading.
anywhere in the enunty,
Anplv P O. Box .14,
A SIM .AND O REGON
Middle W est. L ite spring ha« greatly | the same sort o f soeial fro n t, they
“ What difference does it make,”
K iPh on e.
Beaver Realty Co.