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About Ashland American. (Ashland, Jackson County, Or.) 1927-1927 | View This Issue
HAS CHARM AND
U N IQ U E
D IF F E R E N T
First in the State
W a te r
P u r e t t and
F tn e it W a te r Supply ia the
S ta te of O regon.
Ashland unique and d ifferen t, has
a charm and attractiveness which
are difficult to describe, and which
never fail to in tere st those who
have tim e to ta rry fo r a while, and
breathe the healthful ozone of this
m ountain foothill city. L ofty peaks,
with forests of pine and fir, wind
ing canyons, with tum bling, rippl
ing stream s, create a background
which mukes Ashland stand out like
a gem in its n atu ra l setting.
W ith the construction of the paved
Pacific highway, and the g re at de
velopm ent of travel by autom obile,
which brings to our m idst people
from ail over the world, Ashland is
beginning to receive the attention
to which she is entitled, and many
n atu ra l resources will be opened up
by people discovering for the first
tim e th at nearly everything may be
found in this te rrito ry to support life
and to found a high type of citizen
The resources which Ashland
shares with o th er cities of southern
Oregon and the Rogue river valley
are the w onderful expanse of virgin
forests, the fertile soils which pro
duce alfa lfa and grains of ex trao r
dinary quality and yield, and fru its
and vegetables which never fail to
excel in com petitive exhibits, the
through the m ountains of this sec
tion, the clim atic conditions, which
combine many of the desirable fea
tu res o f C alifornia, with the bracing
and healthful w eather o f the north
west, and the fishing and hunting
which are unsurpassed.
The advantages which Ashland
has distinctive and peculiar to her
self ure those which n ature has so
lavishly provided some of which are
as yet only partially utilized and de
veloped. In the first place is the
w ater which comes from Mt. Ash
land ami furnishes to Ashland folks
the purest and finest supply for dom
estic use. Secondly, m ineral w aters
which will one day be recognized
the world over, as it is im probable
th at any other place excels in v ar
iety and quality the Lithia, soda
and sulphur w aters and the Cint-
nahar vapor and mud baths which
are closely adjacent to this city.
Thirdly, a n atu ral park and play
ground of many acres, where to u r
ists from every state and clime con
gregate fo r rest and recreation and
to benefit from the healthgiving
clim ate and waters.
Only in the last few years have
the citizens of Ashland begun to
think in term s of expansion and de
velopment, and g reat opportunity
exists for men of vision and capit
al to w rest from the m ountains
m onum ents of granite such as has
been found heretofore only in the
east, as well as gold and o ther min
eral w ealth; to bottle nnd ship m ag
ic w aters which have proved of great
medicinal value to many people; to
can nnd ship the wonderful pears,
the product par-excellence o f the
Rogue river valley, as well as other
fruits o f superb quality.
To make possible a longer sojourn
of visitors seeking clim ate and a d
vantages such as have been describ
ed above the people of Ashland have
built and equipped hotels and a p a rt
ments of superior character, nnd
the fact th at Ashland, which is just
twenty-two miles from the C alifor
nia line, is the front door, gives to
Ashland the privilege of being first
to welcome to this great state the
traveller from the south.
For those interested in stock-rais
ing opportunity offers much, as cat
tle, sheep and hogs flourish on the
rich alfalfa feed. Dairying is a sure
check producer, while poultry-rais
ing ia alm ost unlim ited in its possi
bilities in districts n ear the city.
Saw mills in the m ountain te rri
tory adjacent to Ashland constltut#
Announced for Dry
an industry of no mean proportion ^
and a large factory for box and mill
work will employ operatives the
Mining is an old time industy in
this territo ry , which is receiving in
creasing interest at present, and the
shale oil extraction promises to event
ually become a successful enterprise
W ashington, D. C., April 21,
Ashla.oj's population is about 6,- (Special to The A m erican.)— The
000, a m arked increase having been United S tates Civil Service commis
made since the last census, but with sion today launched its country-wide
the inclusion of strictly Ashland campaign to recruit eligibles for the
territo ry which is outside the city 2500 positions in*the bureau of P ro
limits this figure may be increased hibition which were classified under
the civil service law by the Act of
Cannery, iron foundry, box fac March 3, 1927. The commission a n
tory, flour mill, cream eries, granite nounced open competitive exam ina
works, ice cream
factories, boot tions fo r the following positions.
One chief of ield division at $6,000
works and ca r shops constitute the
industrial equipm ent, many em a year.
ploys of the Southern Pacific com
Five prohibition zone supervisors,
pany m aking this th eir home. N at at $5,200 a year.
ural Carbonic Gas is shipped from
Tw enty-four prohibition adminis
the m ineral springs. Well equipped trato rs at $4,000 to $6,000 a year.
and successful fru it and produce
Tw enty-four assistant prohibition
and wholesale grocery establish
adm inistrators (enforcem ent work)
m ents atten d to their respective
at $3,3000 to $5,200 a year.
Ashland schools are rated
Tw enty-four assistant prohibition
among the best on the coast and sum
inistrators (permissive work) at
m er schools, including the state nor
to $5,200 a year.
mal, utilize the entire school equip
deputy prohibition adm inis
m ent during the sum m er months.
trato rs a t $3,000 to $4,500 a year.
M INING IS NO T RISKY
Two field office inspectors at $3,-
SAYS JU D G E CREW S
800 to $3,900 a year.
(From M edford N ew s'
F our associate field office inspect
C ontradicting the traditional the ors, at $3,000 to $3,600 a year.
ory th at gold m ining is a gamble at
Eighteen senior prohibition inves
best, W. E. Crews mining specialist
attorney and corporation commis tigators a t $3,800 a year.
sioner for four years at Salem, sub
One hundred and nine prohibition
m itted the following facts in an in
investogators a t $3,000 a year.
“ S tatistics prove th at there are
F ifty -th ree junior prohibition in
few er failures in legitim ate mining vestigators a t $2,400 a year.
than in any other business venture.
Two hundred and tw enty-eight
T here is positively no reason why
there should be a failure, or a loss prohibition agents at $2,400 a year.
in mining, if conducted in a legitim
One thousand two hundred and
ate and in a business like way. Every
ju n io r prohibition agents at
business endeavor involves a small
initial investm ent th at might prove $1,860 a year.
One hundred and two warehouse
“ For example, in raising a crop of watchmen a t $1,140 to $1,800 a year
corn, you go to the expense of pre
S eventy-four attorneys at $1,860
paring your ground, buying your
seed and planting, and yet there to $5,200 a year.
might come a late frost and destroy
The civil service commission states
your crop. Your initial investm ent
would therefore, prove a loss. This th at the exam inations will be prac
possible loss, however, might be tical, each kind specially desigend
minimized by the careful selection of to test the qualifications and fitness
the locality and a scientific analiza- of the applicants to perform the p a r
tii>n of the soil.
“ Now, even if the crop is m a ticular branch of the work fo r which
tured, you run the risk of the fluc th at kind of exam ination is held.
tuation of the price of corn a t h ar
The exam inations fo r investiga
vest time. This risk is not involved
in mining. Gold does not fluctuate. tors below the senior grade, those
“ Take mining as a business prop for agents of all grades, and those
osition. If conducted with the same for warehouse watchmen will require
cure th at you exercise in your corn the assem bling of com petitors in* ex
enterprise, you simply scientifically
nnd carefully select your ore bodies am ination rooms for w ritten m ental
or deposits, taking into consideration tests. These will be given in approxi
the surrounding conditions; accessa- m ately 600 cities throughout the
bility and natural conditions conduc
l country. The o th er evam inations list
tive to m ining endeavors.
“ Hundreds of such places are to ed do not include w ritten m ental
be found in southern Oregon, con tests in exam ination rooms.
taining both quartz and placer. Those
All of the exam inations will in
places have been worked over for
the past 50 years. The free access^de clude ratings on train in g and ex
and easy values have been extracted. perience, a searching oral test, and
In these cases the original or first a rigid ch aracter investigation, made
discoverers, simply took therefrom
and treated , by the s ta m p ‘mill and by the civil service commission with
am algam ation process, the free ores the assistance of o th er governm ent
of the oxidized zone. When they came agencies.
to the base or sulphide ores, there
In order to give the oral tests it
were no processes then known to the
m iner, by which these ores could be will be necessary fo r the commission
successfully or profitably treated. to send investigators to interview ap
Since that time, however, flotation, plicants in various parts of the coun
cyanide and finer grinding has solved
try. The ch aracter investigation will
“ Now as to the safey of such an be made with the most painstaking
enterprise, what could be simpler care. Because of these two featu res
than taking one o f those large de
posits o f the lower grade ores, which of the exam inations, the testing of
as every m iner knows, exists in this applicants for the 2,500 newly-clas
district (nnd the quantity o f ore of sified positions un d er the bureau of
that character simply unlim ited.) Prohibition is one of the largest
Therefore, the question of the
am ount of tonnage is settled ; for single tasks ever undertaken by the
there is no end of it.
“ As to the initial expenditure,
F ingerprints will be made of all
which, as in the case of raising a
who a tta in eligible rating.
crop of corn, m ight prove a loss,
you need only simply expend su ffi These will be used to check the ac
cient money in tunnels, shafts, d rifts curacy of the ap p lican ts’ statem ents
and up-raises to expose your ore as to arrest, indictm ent or convic
“ Say, for instance, you put in tion for crime or m isdem eanor. The
sight by this method. 200,000 tons civil service commission feels th at
of ore; it is just as easy to measure any person who is w orthy of appoint
the body a fte r the prelim inary work
has been done, as it is to measure ment to a position under the b u r au
your corn a fte r it has been placed in of Prohibition will not object to the
the bin. You then, simply by a series most searching investigation into his
of careful assaying, determ ine the past life.
value of your 200,000 tons.
The act bringing these positions
“ You then determ ine accurately
and without mistake, the cost of m in into the com petitive classified ser
ing and treatin g this ore. If you find vice provides th at those now em
that this ore. so blocked out carries
a gross value of say $5 a ton. and ployed who were not appointed in
that the same can be tnined and mil accordance with the civil service law
led for 12 you have a net value of niust com pete with others in exam
$3 a ton. \\ hat could be safer than inations if they wish to have an op
this for an investm ent?
"T he last risk m entioned, in the portunity to retain th eir positions.
corn example, you can see is elim inat
Copies o f the exam ination a n
ed as the gold has a fixed m arket nouncem ents and application blanks
may be obtained from the United
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“ How did your wife come out S tates Civil Service commission, in
with her job of painting the ca r,” W ashington, D. C., or from the sec
we interestedly inquired.
retary of the local borad of civil ser
" F in e ’" enthusiast icallv replied vice exam iners at the post office in
the husband of the paint slinger. “ It
was a complete success! Why. the this or any o th er city. The exam ina
old boat doesn't look anv worse than tion announcem ent« give detailed in-
it did before she began.”
orm ation regarding the scope of the
exam inations and the requirem ents
Rt. H elens-I-aree crew working
for entrance thereto.
on new Knights of Pythias h«H.
SISKIYOU COUNTY MINING DE was im possible to p u t it through the
VELOPMENT INCREASES OVER mill w ithout w atsing a good bit of it
PAST FEW YEAR— RICH POCKET w ithout tak in g the gold out in sheets
before stam ping th e ore. Whether
A good deal of very encouraging this is a pocket, o r a new lead in
mining news has filtered into \ i e k a the vein has been uncovered is not
S u fficien t penertation of
during the last few days, several known.
not been made so far
samples of gold nuggets and quartz
e r way.
have been exhibited which would
Sunnyside placer working near
start a gold rush in Nevada. 0 . G
Steele, Copco m anager, took Mason Happy Camp gave a god retu rn for
ic Grand M aster Jones of Nevada some tim e, b u t flood conditions took
City, out to Scott Valley last Sun o u t the ditches, and before they
day, and retu rn ed to Yreka with a could be rep aired th e w ater would
sample of quartz from the Golden be too low fo r w orking. This place
Eagle mine th a t was ver yrich. The has been worked fo r some years and
was from a pocket in the vein. The has proved very good placer ground.
Golden Eagle was a very heavy pro — Yreka Jo u rn al.
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ducing mine in the early days, but
W HAT W E NEED
eventually, although the quartz vein
rtill held up, the gold streak pinched A little m ore kindness
And a little less creed,
out, and the workings were dropped
for several years. Some time ago the A little m ore giving
mine was re-opened, and work has
And a little less greed,
been going on steadily for some A little m ore smile
time. Pockets of very rich ore are
And a little less frow n,
discovered there from tim e to tim e A little less kicking
and the mine is gettin g b etter as
A m an when h e’s down.
the work progresses. T here are g reat A little m ore “ we”
hopes of a m onster producer.
And a little less “ I,”
The Independence mine in t h i A litle m ore laugh
Happy Camp country struck a good
And a little less cry.
streak of gold in a new d rife some A little m ore flqw ers
few days ago. Last month about $50,
On the pathw ay of life,
000 was taken from this mine. One And few er on g raves
place the ore proved so rich th a t it
A t the end o f s trife ,— Mrs.LLR
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