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ASHLAND, JACKSON C OUNTY, OREGON, FR I DAY,
Tells of Japan’s
Attitude in Talk
Japanese D o Not Look for
W ar W ith America,
H. S. Sneyd, who has spent fo u r
teen years as Y. M. C. A. secretary
in Yokohoma, Jap a n , was the speak
er for the C ham ber of Commerce
forum luncheon which was held
Monday. Mr. Sneyd in his talk gave
every evidence of an understanding
of Japan and her people and their
“Jnpan has compulsory education
for all boys a d girls from six years
to f i f t e B P ^ W r s of age. 99.12 per
cent of all children of this age
in Japan are in high schools and
colleges, she is not so fortunate and
a lesser n um ber are able to attend
the places of higher education owing
to the lack of facilities and leader
ship,” the speaker declared.
Mr. Sneyd pointed out how the
Y. M. C. A. is playing a great part
in the eduatcion of the Japanese
youth by providing supplementary
school work, such as night schools
which are held in the Y. M. C. A.
He also spoke of the
spirit of good will which the Y. M.
C. A. is creating in Japan toward
America and called the secretaries
for the association "Ambassadors of
Goodwill.” The possibility of a war
with Jap a n was tabooed by the
speaker who pointed out that Japan
ships over six hundred millions of
dollars worth of silks and other pro
ducts to this country annually and
at the same time buys over five hun
dred millions of dollars worth of
rnw m aterials from us annually.
C O MM E NC E M E NT DATE IS SET
Marshall N. Dana of Oregon J o u r
nal Will Deliver Address.
Ashland high seniors have but
two weeks more in the study halls
when they will be dismissed. Those
who have not reecived exemptions
in all subjects will take examinations
during the early part of the third
week and will then be released. The
class, which numbers 62, will be
graduated on the night of June 2.
Commencement exercises will be
held at the armory, with Marshall
Dana, associate editor of the Port
land Journal as the speaker. At a
recent meeting the class determin
ed upon the various interesting de
tails which are a part of the happy
colors are green and gold and the
class flower is the white rosebud.
The class motto is: “ A person with
out a purpose is like a ship without
a rudder.” Senior girls, who have
usually been asked to dress in white
are granted the privilege of dressing
in the beatuiful pastel shades.
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That’s just what is going to be
in Ashland beginning next Sunday
afternoon, and Baptists are respon
sible for the movement. "The Good
Tidings” chapel car, a real church
building in shape of a railroad pas
senger coach will have its stay-over
on the Southern Pacific spur near
the Ashland mills. Rev. J. D. Chap-
pelle and wife are in charge of this
unique work. This form of Christ-
ion missionary work is sponsored
and supported by the Ameriacn Bap
tist Publication Society.
each afternoon and evening begin
ning next Sunday.
Mrs. S. L. Allen, with Mrs. E.
L. Atkinson, Miss Sarah Fox, were
in Jacksonville Tuesday attending
M i) flotlitr
HE carried me under her h e a rt;—
Loved me before I was born;—
Took God’s hand in hers and walked through
the valley of Shadows th at I might live;—
Bathed me when I was helpless;—
Clothed me when I was naked;—
Gave me warm milk from her own body when I
Rocked me to sleep when I was weary;
Pillowed me on pillows softer than down, and
sang to me in the voice of an angel;—
Held my hand when I learned to walk;
Nursed me when I was sick;—
S uffered with my sorrow;—
Laughed with my joy;—
Glowed with my triumph— and while I knelt at
her side, she tnught my lips to pray.
Through all the days of my youth she gave strength
for my wenkness, courage for my despair,
and hope to fill my hopeless heart;
Was loyal when others failed;—
Was true when tried by fire;—
Was my friend when other friends were gone;—
I raved for me through all the days, when flooded
with sunsh nr or saddened by shadows;—
Loved me when I was uniovely, and led me into
m an’s estate to walk trium phant on the
King’s Highway and play a manly ra rt.
Though we lay down our lives for her we can
never pay the debt we owe to a Christ
WAS S T U D E N T IN G R A D E AND
SCH OO L H E R E
Now Major General
1» Co n ne ct ed
Wi t h
Chemical W a r f a r e Service of
Uni t e d
Major General Amos A. Fries, U.
S. A., was an honor guest of the
Ashland Shriners Sunday and en
tertained a t a banquet at the
Lithia Springs hotel Sunday even
ing by the potentate and diven of
Hillah temple. General Fries is the
potentate of Almas temple of the
Shrine a t Washington city and the
gathering in Ashland Sunday even
ing was a fraternal greeting to him
by the Shrine of his old home in
southern Oregon where he a tte n d
ed the public and high schools and
from where he was appointed to
West Point by the late Congress
man Bender Herm ann in the early
part of the nineties..
Fries visited Central Point and his
visit to th a t town brought the fol
lowing comment in the Oregonian:
So-called deadly gases, which were
freely used during the world war,
are not so dangerous as they are
claimed to be and on the average
caused death to only three out of
every 100, in comparison to 36 out
of every 100 enggaed in rifle or
bayonet- conflict, declared Major
General Amos Fries, chief of the
chemical warfare service of the
United States army, who spoke a t
the Central Point high school this
afternoon at a luncheon tendered
him a t noon by Central Point citi
zens, many who knew him as a boy.
The ex-Jackson county boy, who
visited relatives and friends y ester
day and today at Medford, Central
Point and Ashland, left this evening
for the south, and plans to pratici-
pate in the huge air m aneuver in
San Antonio, Texas, the middle of
During his Central Point address
General Fries recalled the time he
attended school in Central Point,
where later he tau g h t the second
grade. Following his address, cere
monies were held in the high school
grounds for the planting of a maple
tree in his honor, with Boy nnd
Girl Scouts taking part.
No gas has effects th a t leave in
firmity for years following contact,
the general said in his address. No
soldier can blame tuberculosis or
other disease on gases. The fumes
he pointed out, irritate and incapac
itate only for a short time, the e f
fects leaving the victim practically in
as good condition as before. Mustard
gas, he explained, burns and causes
tem porary blindness, which disap
pears in a reasonable period.
Wh at Do You Know Ab ou t T ha t
It seems that in order to qualify
as a special investigator in a m u r
der trial in Oregon one must be a
who writes "P rune Pickin’s” in the
Rosehurg News Review, has been
appointed special investigator in the
D’A utrem ont trial in Jackson county
Oregon.— Dunsmuir News.
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Leslie H eer of D unsm uir is spend
ing several days in this city visit-
ng with his m other, Mrs. B ertha
IIper of High street,
MAY 6, 1927
A i hl a nd
St u d e n t Elected
of H onor Men
Pr es i d e nt
Given the approval of Pres. J. A.
Churchill and the faculty, Theta
Delta Phi, an honorary scholarship
fratern ity fo r men was established
southern Oregon Normal school this
John M. Brady, a graduate of O.
A. C. and a senior in education was
elected president; John Caley, vice
president, and Albie L. Beck, sec
re tary-treasurer. Jnm es Q. Adams
and Clarance Haan were the other
student members elected,
Prof. A. C. Strange of the d ep a rt
ment of education was elected as
a faculty member as well as f r a te r
nity advisor, and Prof. V. V. Cald
well, and Prof. A. S. Tnylor are the
honorary faculty members.
president of the normal school will
alwnys be an ex-offico member of
the honor group.
The requirem ents for m em ber
ship are based on the high standard
set by the honor roll, and every man
that received a grade of II or above
in 15 credits of work for last term
was elected to charter membership
in the organization.
The first announcem ent of pled
ges for this term will be made dur
ing the commencement exercises in
June and at th at time the initiation
ceremony will be carried out before
the student body.
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Churhe» on S u m m e r Schedule.
The churches have adopted the
summer schedule for services and
evening service is now held a t 8
o’clock rather thnn a t 7 :30, the cus
tom ary time during the winter
Young people’s meetings
will now convene at 7 o’clock.
J. R. McCracken, of Valley
\ iew, Is Elected on
Poultry men gathered a t the Med
ford hotel last S aturday to elect a
board of directors who will func
tion in the gre ater organization,
comprising members from Ashland,
Medford and Grants Pass and a d ja
Those selected for the organiza
tion to serve as directors a r e : J u s
tin Judy, E. C. Lockwood, J. H.
French, O. E. Smith, J. R. Mc
Cracken, Lester Sparling, R. B.
Kennedy and Glen Williams.
The aobve will m eet next S a tu r
day and elect officers for the fiscal
year and tran sa ct other business ns
shall seem for the best interests of
the poultry game.
Poultry men are in hopes th at
will result in
bringing about b e tte r egg m ark e t
ing conditions and hold the price a t
a level th at will make it pay to keep
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Flood Money 1» Doubled.
The Mississippi flood is the worst
in the history of the country nnd all
fear of damage is not yet pnssed.
Five hundred thousand hnve been
made homeless and many thousands
of miles of farm land ruined. The
Red Cross call for five million dol
lars as a relife fund has now been
doubled by a second call.
At this writing Ashland has sub
scribed about $300.
ERE THE WATER FLOWS
JOHN M. BRADY
To have water, or to have drouth,
That is the question;
W hether it is nobler in the minds
Of the citizens of Ashland
To s u ffe r another dry spell,
Or to figure out a way to build and pay for a dam,
And by UNITY, work for the common cause.
Practically every citizen is united on the necessity of Ashland
ng more water, but the question principally is one of I"
"Oh! Dollar W hat Crimes are Committed Without Thee?”
Crowson Hill, a two million gnllon reservoir that is now being
completed, seemingly will not hold enough of the precious liquid for
domestic and irrigation purposes for the Ashland homes and lawns.
Ashland people use practically 400 gallons of w ater per capita
each day. This seems to be an unusual amount, but gallonage is
easily computed, and it is easy to realize that many gallons are
wasted needlessly, for few people rarely use, without wasting, this
amount daily. Why waste? Why let the w a te r run for hours and
hours to just a loss? W'hy forget to turn it off? Why not co-operate
and help each other? Why not let every one be sincere in the m atter?
Many city historians predict plenty of w ater for the next twenty
years and also th at there will be little need for a dam in the canyon
Others feel th at as long as we have enough today, why worry about
tomorrow. We may be dead then and we will not have to worry ns
long as there is w ater enough to carry the boat across the river Styx.
The Council, sincere members, who are serving conscientously,
stand four to two for a* so-called necessity, versus A Dollar Diplo
macy situation. Why not build the dam now? Why g o deeper into
the pitfalls of debt? The lessons of debt have been learned, why let
the city now grope blindly in debt’s mire? And many such other
questions and problems that confront the City F ath er’s th at would
make dear old Socrates turn pale with fear.
They are perform ing
their duties and each member is sincere in his belief as to what the
city should really accomplish.
Do we need the dam now or later? If later it will mean th at
in 1929 or 1930 will find us with plenty of God's vintage. But if
now it means more indebtedness. What ever is finally decided upon
let us work for the common good of the city and have UNITY AS
TH E IDOL OF WORSHIP.
When there is a shortage of w ater threatened, B ryan’s Ode to
W ater truly depicts our mental reactions.
“ Water, the daily need of every living thing. It ascends from
the seas, obedient to the summons of the sun, and, descending,
showers blessing upon the e a rth ; it gives of its spnrkling beauty to
the fra g ra n t flower; its alchemy transm utes base clay into golden
grain; it is the canvas upon which the finger of the Infinite traces
the radiant bow of promise. It is the drink th a t refresh es and adds
no sorrow with it. Jehovah looked upon it a t C reatio n ’s dawn and
said: ‘IT IS GOOD.’ ”