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About Ashland American. (Ashland, Jackson County, Or.) 1927-1927 | View This Issue
fe e t; is ideal for toruists and trav e l
W ithin a short distance of wonder
ful fishing stream s und a n atural
T he clim ate in nearly ideal; no ex gatew ay to C rater la k e loop, one of
Subscriber* Show U nited E f o r t to
trem es of heut or cold; no blizzards the g reatest scenic spots in America.
H elp Progres*
Ashland is noted for its efferves
Has a bountiful supply of the clear cent and healthful L ithia w ater which
A little m oral encouragem ent est and purest w ater to be found any bubbles up constantly through the
goes a long ways, w hether it pays where.
rocks of granite.
bills or not.
A small delegation of citizens of
southern Jackson county enform ed
The A m erican th e past week th at
they and all th e th ree thousand
readers are back of the p ap er in its
boosting fo r southern Oregon and
in what it seem ingly advocated for
the city and county.
every word of it and we know th at
the weekly A m erican is the largest
circulated and m ost popular weekly
in the county. These facts give the
paper m uch encouragem ent. If the
people, the re a d e rs as a whole, are
with a publication, like it, help it,
THE LAST DAYS OF THE STOCK REDUCING
furnish it news item s and enocurage-
m ent— then business of a b e tte r
financial backing is sure to follow.
SALE AT McGEE’S!
The A m erican is proud of its
readers, although they all know th at
After Saturday the general sale reductions will
subscription m oney doesn’t pay fo r
the blank paper. B ut advertisers
be,off, but there will continue the same low prices
w ant the readers. T h at is why The
on some season end lines and broken lots until all
A m erican spent so much tim e and
money g ettin g the subscribers. The
subscribers can g re atly help the p a
p er by p atronizing the advertisers
th a t use these columns.
W ith a
united e ffo rt and the support o f th e
hundreds of frien d s in this new spa
per fam ily we are sure to help Ash
land in its upw ard, progressive
grow th. We can be o f much b en efit
to the city and southern Jackson
county. O f some good to our com
m unity is the desire and the work of
We have a big stock of Coats and prices were
this, your readable, home paper.
made so attractive that they have “walked out.
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sale racks are thinned but for Friday and Sat
W atches— sure a t the sale now, at
many coats that are left have been changed
Johnson’s Jew elry.
over to lower priced racks!!!!
Miss Grace H ardy, d au g h ter of
Mr. and Mrs. A. V. H ardy, e n te r
tained forty-one young friends at
the Hardy home on south Second
street last n ight, the occasion being
Miss H ardy’s sixteenth birthday.
Big special sale fo r 20 days a t
Johnson’s Jew elry store in Ashland.
At the re g u la r council m eeting
held Tuesday evening a t the city
hall, the bid fo r clearing the re ser
voir site was aw arded to H. C. High
O th er bids subm itted
were Sw arthy B rothers, $8,600 and
C. Frank Rhodes, $8,000. A special
committee consisting of Mr. Borg-
ner, T hornton and Dr. Woods was
appointed by M ayor Pierce to look
after the m a tte r o f designs for the
fountain to be installed for Lithia
water in th e Plaza.
The Hi-Y club will hold th eir first
annual m other and son banquet next
Tuesday evening in com m em oration
of M other’s day. A com m ittee com
posed o f Donald H inthorne, Marion
Frost and W ilfred W agner was ap
pointed to w ork with S ecretary W.
P. W altef in m aking plans fo r the
Cut glass, m any designs a t John
son’s Jew elry. On sale
Mrs. Moss and Mrs. Louis Schwein
were hostesses last T hursday even
ing, A pril 28, when they entertained
at the L ithia Springs hotel in honor
of th e ir dau g h ters, Misses Rosalind
Wise and M ildred Moss. The time
was spent dancing in the ballroom
of the hotel, the music being fu r
nished by D ickey’s orchestra. There
were ab o u t th irty couples present,
the m ajo rity of the guests being
juniors and seniors of the Ashland
P. S. L aughlin of D etroit, Mich.,
who has been visiting his son, Dr.
S. B. Laughlin o f W illam ette uni
versity of Salem , Ore., fo r the past
five m onths, is now the guest of his
nephew, I. J . Saw yer and fam ily of
Grand View Drive, Ashland.
Laughlin sta te s th a t he finds O re
gon to be one of the m ost productive
states, and has enjoyed the genuine
w estern hospitality.
Mr. E te w a rt has been hanging
paper and calsom ining fo r Mrs. O.
O. H elm an on B street.
Social circle enjoyed a very pleas
an t m eeting W ednesday, April 27
in the parlo rs of the Christian
E. H. H edrick and fam ily of Med
ford visited home folks Tuesday
Mrs. Mike T ucker was calling on
friends on B stre e t one day last
Mrs. V. K. Allison has retu rn ed
to h er home in Eugene a fte r spend
ing last week here with relatives and
Lloyd Sm ith o f Gold Hill visited
his m other, Mrs. Geo. C lark on A
stre e t one day last week.
H ighest q uality m erchandise at
lowest possible prices during the
sale now on a t the Johnson Jew elry
Mrs. M ark Sm ith and daughter,
Loraine of Red B luff, Cal., visited
with Ashland friends S aturday and
C harley Huschke of Dunsm uir
spent the week end with home folks
on T hird stree t.
We learn th a t there is much talk
° f calling a big general m ass m eet
ing fo r th e purpose of talking over
Ashland possibilities. The American
has advocated some such co-opera
tion in its every issue. We are glad
the idea is taking root, and glad
o th er citizens and publicity agencies
have “ fell in line”
V ital needs of
Ashland can be worked out if all
will “ pull” We might use the large,
elab o rate round domed Chautauqua
building fo r a “ convention auditor-
ium ,” and make this a convention
center. We can build the dam. se
cure in d u stries and accomplish much
if all o f us will think so.
The Edson fam ily from Green
Spring m ountain was down Sunday
atten d in g church service and visit
ing at the J . R. Elder home.
J u st before graduation.
Johnson Jew eriy S tore Big Sale
sta rts to d a y !
A nice little business; chance to
double y o u r money in 30 days.
S uitable fo r lady, or man and wife
1250 will handle. See Deacon, 17»
NORMAL B A SE B A L L P R O SPE C T S
Season Promises to Be Lively One
From In te re st Displayed
The southern Oregon Normal
school baseball team is now prac
ticing regularly since its organiza
tion was made complete by Coach
V. V. Caldwell last week.
Tenative arrangem ents are now
underw ay to arrange gumes with
the U. of O frosh and the Oregon
Aggie rooks. So fa r the northern
schedule includes a game with
Chemawa on May 19 and a game
with Monmouth on May 20. W ith
retu rn gam es at Ashland with these
institutions later in the month.
A shcraft, a veteran from G rant
high school and Kinney, a Benson
Polytechnic le tte r man are showing
up well on the bases, while B ritten-
bucher a t short has proved a sen
sation at picking up the ball in his
B utterfield, M ercer and Vim ont,
comprise the pitching sta ff while
B arker and Laws are on the receiv
D efinite places have not as yet
been assigned by Coach Caldwell as
he is trying out th m em bers in
various positions and a selection
will be made within a short time.
In an interview last night, Coach
Caldwell said: “ I am m aking no p re
diction for the coming season, but
we will represent the school to the
best of our ability.”
The season promises to be a live
ly one from the interest displayed
by the men who are practicing
every evening, and the en tire stu d A R E U N B E L I E V E R S O F C H R IS T
ent body is anxiously aw aiting the
O rg a n iz e A th ie st Society in New
Two Score Y ears O ld
W orks for Superstitous.
Several Ashland citizens have re
ported to us as having received the
fam ous “chain le tte r” this week.
The “chain le tte r” is a page of
nonsence th at claims to bring good
luck to those receiving it, providing
they copy it four tim es and mail a
copy to four friends— a cost of
eight cents in stam ps besides the
trouble. And in these enlightened
days, still exist people so supersti
tious th at they comply with the le t
te r ’s dem ands, fearing th at a re
fusal may bring bad luck. The le t
ters are harm less and perhaps there
is a certain am ouut of mischievious
pleasure in sending them. B ut for
luck, one m ight as well w ear a
Chinese ring, spit on a fishworm ,
say "bread and b u tte r” three tim es
or pick up a hairpin. The chain le t
te r fad is two score years old.
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League Elect* Officer*.
A fte r much deliberation and vot
ing, officers were elected last Tues
day night a t the Epw orth League
regular business m eeting.
will take office next m onth and
serve fo r a period of one year. The
complete list of League officers is
as follows: Beulah Hussey, presi
dent; Lawrenec Powell, 1st vice-
president; Clara Anderson, 2nd
vice president; Madge M arean, 3rd
vice president; Dora Sparks, 4th
vice president; George Mason, 5th
vice president; Helen High, secre
ta ry ; J. O. Rigg, tre a su re r; Nadine
Swenning, ju n io r league president;
Ruby Powell, song leader and
Charles Mitchell, pianist.
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W H A T,
Friday and Saturday
I 1 1|
Y ork; A gnostic I* Ig n o r a n t.
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W O M EN
Co-ed* of U niversity of O regon Co
for M en’* PI»JT.
University of “ Oregon, Eugene,
0 -e „ May 4 . - (Special to The Am eri
can. )-B asebalI is no longer a sport
only for men.
Seven team s of oc-eds have been
organized on the campus and the
first two games of the season will
be played Monday. Each class ex
cept the seniors has two team s, and
already the line-ups have been se
S tarts today. The sale a t Johnsons
Jew elry store.
Go to the M. E. church to
night (Friday) for interest
ing program by week day
One cannot b u t question the ob
je c t of the New York people who
have organized a society fo r th e ad
vancem ent of atheism . An ath eist is
one who disbelieves in the existence
o f God. An agnostic is one who says
he does no t know. He is ig n o ran t on
the subject. O f the two, we choose
the agnostic, because he proclaim s
his ignorance. The ath eist expresses
his disbelief in a Suprem e Being and
tries to support th a t disbelief. W hat
object eith er can have in organizing
fo r the “ advancem ent” of atheism
seems hard to understand.
He who notes the heavens a t night
o r the succession of days, or the won
d er of the seasons, and fails to de
te c t a guiding Influence, is not a
N atu rally , such
folks say they have grounds fo r th eir
opinions. R obert Ingersoll was an
infidel. The m eaning of this word
is “ no t fa ith fu l,” and he who goes
ou t u n d er th a t ban n er to oppose
the C hristian religion b ran d s him
self as unw orthy of confidence.
Again we have the skeptic, who like
th e .a g n o stic , is an unbeliever.
In all these cults, fo r th ey are of
th a t n a tu re (m erely th e develop
m ent of an idea, usually u n d er the
leadership of a b rillian t m ind such
as Ingersoll, or P aine) th ere is a
lack of objective o th er than to te a r
down the belief in C h rist and the
religion of w estern civilization, ad
ded to the denial of th e existence of
a Suprem e R uler of th e universe.
O rganization of this society has been
given some publicity and perhaps no
one will deny the rig h t of m em bers
to th eir opinions, b u t in expressing
them they m erely adv ertise th em
selves as p a rt of a m ovem ent th a t
never can succeed.
E ffo rts to popularize agnotic
teaching have failed in Europe and
in Am erica. Many of us may be u n
certain as to how, where? when, but
we do not deny the existence of a
Suprem e Being. Those who do so
m ark them selves as egoists, know
well th a t there can be no g re a t fo l
lowing, nor well-founded reason fo r
such an organization. The g re atest
minds of history have th ro u g h o u t
the Christian era reverenced the re
ligion o f C hrist. Those who would
destroy it can only come to disap
"W hatso ev er a
soweth, th a t shall he also re a p .”
— Lawn mowers sharpened and ad-
rusted, $1.25, rep airin g ex tra. Call
'o r and delivered from shop, 25c.
ix it-It Shop, 343 E. Main.
A SH L A N D
Has an elevation of two thousand
New Train Service
•—/or quick, convenient, comfortable
travel to Portland or to
N ew trains betw een P o rtlan d and Ash
lan d , by day n o r th b o u n d a n d c o n v e n
ien t over-night service r e tu r n in g in a d
d itio n to th e Shasta an d th e O regonian.
T h e p o p u l a r S h a s ta n o w c a rrie s day
coach fo r th e c o n v e n ie n c e o f so u th ern
O reg o n travelers.
N o te th is new, co n v en ien t service:
Lv. . Portland . Ar.
........... S a le m .............
. . . . Albany . . . .
. . . Eugene . . . .’ 3:10
. . . . Creswell . . . . f 2:29
. C ottage G rove . . 2:05
. . . . D r a i n ............ f 1:15
. . . . Yoncalla . . . . f 1:02
. . . O akland . . .
. . . . Sutherlin . . . . f 12:26
. . . . R o seb u rg . . . . 11:50
. . Myrtle C reek. . . f 10:42
. . . R i d d l e ............ 10:30
. . . W est Fork . . . 19:35
. G lendale . . . . 9 :0 0
. . . W o lf Creek . . . f 8:38
. . . . M e rlin ........... f 7:45
. . G rants Pass . . . 7:20
. . . R ogue R iv e r. .
. . .G o ld H ill____ 6 :4 0
. .Central P o in t. .
. . M edford . . . . tfc 13
. . . . Phoenix . . . . f 6:00
........... T a le n t............. f 5:55
1. . . . Ashland . . .
. Sacramento . .
Ar San Francisco Lv 9:0 0
Ar Los Angeles
12.47 j 6:30
1 f 7:53
STA TIO N S
Light face figure* A M — D a r k race fig u re *
mi trip ticket*; w i t m oney.
G. N. Kramer,