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A SHLAND. JA CK SO N C O U N TY . OREG O N . FR ID A Y ,
CH A PM A N T A L K S TO CH A M BER
state Income Tax It Main Topic of
O regon V ote r E ditor
L a rg e
B U S IN E S S
S to re Rooms
Income ta xand other state tax
W ork is now progressing rapidly
m easures were discussed by C. C.
in the com pletion of the large new
NEXT M E E T I N G W I L L B E H ELD
Chapm an, editor of the Oregon Vo A M E N D M E N T P A S S E D A S S U R E S double business block being built by
of P ortland, a t the noon day
Dr. Sw edenburg, on east Main stre e t
IN R O S E B U R G
R E D U C T IO N
luncheon of the Ashland cham ber of
in th e cen tral p a rt of the city and
commerce, held at the Lithia Springs
in th e business d istrict. The build
hotel Tuesday. It was forcefully ex
ing is b u ilt of cem ent, has two large
plained by Chapman in his talk th at
sto re room s on th e first floor and
he was strictly opposed to any state
office room s upstairs^ It will g re a t
tax of any kind in Oregon and es
ly help the appearance of the p rin
cipal business stre e t in the city.
Discussion a n d R e a d in g of Pa p e rs pecially the present income tax
Considerable D issatisfaction on Rate
th at will come before the people
on Medical T r e a t m e n t s G ire n
of this domain in a few month.
KLAMATH FALLS BEATS
F ound A m ong Local Business
A S H L A N D IN G A M E H E R E
The American is indebted to Mr.
P r o m in e n t Place.
Chapman for the foilwing figures on
K lam ath Falls d efeated the Boa’s
the taxes of the city of A shland:
to 26 in a lop-sided contest played
Ashland 1927 T ax Dollars.
The th irty -six th annual m eeting
Equalization of w a te r ra te s and a t th e Ashland grounds a t Jackson
of the S outhern Oregon Medical as
consideration of com plaints occu Springs Sunday afternoon. Several
sociation was held a t the W omen’s Schools, high, elem entary ................. pied the atten tio n of the city fath ers
hundred fans lost in tere st in the
Civic club house on W inburn Way in
39.02 a t th eir m eeting last Monday night. co n test a f te r the firs t inning when
this city T uesday, May 10, with Cities and towns
Reduction of sprinkling rates the Pelicans scored seven of th eir
thirty-two m em bers o fthe medical
seems to be assured, according to 26 ru n s and le ft the home team
the passage of an am endm ent to trailin g th ro u g h o u t the en tire game.
The m eeting was called to order Road bonds ....
the ordinance recently p u t into e f
The Kit Karson Pioneer club of
by President G ordon M acCracken of C o u n t/, general
fect. The am endm ent provides for the C ongregational church defeated
Ashland. The re ad in g of the m inutes Soldiers bonus .
a change from 10 cents to 5 per cent the B eaver Pioneer club of the
3.87 100 square feet fo r the firs t 10,-
of the previous m eetin gwas read by Higher education
M ethodist church 16 to 9 in a fast
Dr. Wm. W. P. H olt of Aashland, General state ...
000 square feet. Likewise the acre gam e of baseball S atu rd ay m orning
secretary, follow ing which a short
age minimum was changed in the on th e high school grounds here, in
business m eeting was held to tra n s
am endm ent from one-half to one- the firs t of series of gam es to be
To fu rth e r study on the income q u arte r. These changes were recom
act such business th a t was before
the meeting. T hree new m em bers tax m easure, Governor and Mrs. I. mended by G. M. F rost, who has
were taken into the order, Dr. Ro L. P atterson will be guests of honor been m aking a survey of the w ater
S H L A N D BOY G IV E N
land Allen, A shland, Dr. L. D. Ins- at the next m eeting of the cham ber situation for the city. R eports from
H E A V Y J O L T BY J. P.
keep, M edford and Dr. C. L. Ogle, which will be held next week. The the investigator stated th a t he had
Follqw ing disousaion
been checking residen ts and irrig a
Harold W ilhite, fo rm er Ashland
Roseburg was selected as the next
To fu rth e r stim ulate the tax pro tion users fo r the past two weeks
boy was given a fine of $500 and
meeting place to be held May 1928. and con, members of the cham ber and th a t the users seem to have ex
120 duys in jail, on the cliarge of
The medical profession com prising are getting a fro n t view of the m at pected a m aterial raise in the rates
possession and tran sp o rtatio n of li
Ashland and M edford m eets once a ter, now causing so much contro and th a t little dissatisfaction had
quor when he appeared before
month, while the Southern Oregon versy among citizens.
been found, householders agreeing Judge J . L. Roe at Jacksonville S at
association m eets bu t once a year,
the $2 straig h t ra te , with 5,000 feet urday.
composing R oseburg, G rants Pass, A SH L A N D D E B A T E TEA M
of ground included to be fair.
A. C. W ilhite, fa th e r of the young
B E A T S W A R R E N T O N FRIDAY
Medford and Ashland.
C onsiderable dissatisfaction was man was convicted of a violation
Officers elected fo r the ensuin»
found, however, bythe business men
Ashland high school debate team where the increase seemed to be ex of the s ta t em otor vehicle laws, and
year are: Dr. W ingscott, Roseburg,
was given a $100 fine, 30 days in
president; Dr. Seeley, Roseburg, composed of Dick and Adena Joy, cessive, as the rep o rt stated, w ith
and had his operators license
vice p resident; Dr. C. J. Moser, defeated the W arrenton high school out reason, com pared to the am ount
fo r a period of th ree m onths
secretary -treasu rer. team a t W arrenton Friday night. and ra te allotted to lawns and g ard
Dr. Gordon M acCrackpn, Ashland May 6 by an unanim ous vote. This ens.
was appointed delegate to the state victory puts Ashland in the state
M isunderstanding in reg ard s to HAS O L D T IM E T E L E P H O N E
medical society, which will m eet in finals and they will debate the Mc
various sections of the ordinance
Laughlin high school a t
Salem at a fu tu re date.
seemed to work a hardship on a few Q u e e r C o n tra p tio n Resemble* Old
Following th e election o f officers F reew ater, in eastern Oregon at
and only th ree irrigation w ater
Style Rat T ra p .
and other business m atters, Dr. Mac Eugene on May 20, contesting for
users had definitely decided to let
Cracken gave a short talk on the the state championship.
th eir land go dry, ra th e r th an pay
Mrs. S. L. Allen b rought in a
Red Cross work o f the Mississippi
The question debated was “ Re the increased rates.
q ueer looking contraption this week,
flood d isaster and en tertain ed a solved that a severance tax should
M emebrs of the council urged tne asking if we wanted a ra t trap .
motion th a t a suitable sum should be be made a featu re of the system of adoption of m eters as the only
The device proved to be an old
fiven tow ards this work, and Dr. taxation in O regon.” The judges in m eans of standardizing the situation
e telephone receiving and send
E- B. Pickle, M edford, moved th at this debate were composed of all and this, w ith installing some 1,200
box used in Ashland ab out 40
the society co n trib u te $25 to the Clatsop county people from Seaside m eters would run into a prohibitive
years ago. It would be quite a relic
Sed Cross fo r this work, which was and W arrenton.
cost, some where in the neighbor to all of the younger g een ratio n who
carried by “an unanim ous vote.
hood of $40,000, according to esti perhaps never seen one, b u t we
The scientific side of the m eeting
Old Dobbin Retires.
m ates of engineers. It is said th a t the older in h ab itan ts well rem em ber
was then taken up when Dr. Blaine
Two horses having been employed installation of m eters could n o t be
o u r firs t telephone call over the
Holcolm, P o rtlan d , gave an excellent by the local American Railway Ex done in less than three of fo u r
round looking box.
paper on “ D iabetes and C hildren,” press for the past tw enty years m onths a t least and would be quite
We would use a ham m er or
following which he illu strated with have earned a well neded rest and useless until the new mains, th a t are
ife handle to tap in the ce n te r of
moving p ictu res showing im prove so for th at have been retired fo r a now being laid could be finished.
ments made w ith p atien ts w ith pres life of pleasure. According to Dan It is said th a t the present m ains are the box, th ree taps fo r o ur “ n um ber”
then listen and talk in the same
ent day trea tm e n ts. Dr. J. C. Hayes Applegate, local agent of the com too small fo r m eters.
Things have som e
of Medford opened the discussion on pany, the horses were retired last
The council adjourned until T ues
the paper, follow ing which closed Saturday and express from the lo day evening, May 17, fo r fu rth e r
the morning session when the mem cal office will be contracted out, consideration and possible revision
T he Ashland Am erican telephone
bers adjourned to the Am erican Le- while larger cities will be m otorized. o fth e new ordinance.
ber is 95. Phone in a news item
Ifion building n ex t door, w here the
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ladies of th e Legion auxiliary served
Girls Adopt Dresses.
N orm al H a t New Coach.
Inform al dresses of pastel shades
*n excellent luncheon, followed by
R. W. McNeal of the College of
D E A U T R E M O N T T R IA L IS
• vote of th an k s to the ladies for will be worn by the girls graduating Puget Sound, Tacoma, W ash., has
P O S T P O N E D BY D E A T H
their kindness and hospitality.
■lass of the southern Oregon normal been selected as director of athletics
I he aftern o o n
session was re chnol at the graduating exercises for the norm al school. He will also
F a te , stra n g e ,
in s u r m o u n t
am ed at 2 P. M. by P resident Mac iccording to a decision made at a instruct in biology, as well as d irec t
able, whih ha* played the le a d
Cracken, with Dr. E stella Ford ■lass m eeting held last Friday. Any or o f physical education, athletics.
ing role ia the Siskiyou tu n n e l
E arn er of Salem reading a paper •olor of shoe may be worn.
The He and his fam ily will move to Ash
o u tr a g e , moved a gain W e d n e s
°n "General PraC tioning in Child u-hool publication will be composed land in S eptem ber when he will take
day to p u t e la b o ra te plan* to
Wealth Service,” discussion being >f ten pages and will take the place up his duties. He will a tten d sum
n a u g h t when J u r o r S. W. D u n
hy Dr. Inskeep of M edford. The .f the custom ary annual.
m er school in some u n iversity in
ham died a t hi* home a t 61 4 W.
■ext paper by Dr. Donald Nicholson
southern C alifornia, where he will
13th s tr e e t, M edford, of a c u te
Please phone society item s to 95. make a fu rth e r study of biology.
°n 'Radium and C ancer S u rg ery ”
b la d d e r infection a n d valvular
followed Ly Dr. R. C. C offee of Port That’s the American phone.
How T im e t Have Changed.
h e a rt tro u b le a t the ago of 63.
'*nd, illu stra tin g
It is claim ed by the Chicago T ri
*hdes, with th e various agencies now
T he D v A u tr e m o n t case ha*
bune th a t its edition fo r Sunday,
*ho is visiting with Dr. Conroy, who
been d roppe d until J u n e 2S,
ln use in the tre a tin g of cancer.
April 22, was the largest new spaper
when s ta te will in d ic a te new in
This was a moat excellent paper, -ave a short talk on cancer in ever printed in this country.
s’gypt Miss C sriton, president of
ent a n d tria l will bn tot
fveatly enjoyed by those present.
consisted of 20 pages.— Taken from
•he County Health assoc ation of
e a rin g .
Conroy o f M edford then called
the files of the Oregonian, May 9,
C entral Point, was a guest a t the
J*P®n and introduced the guest of
Dr, Hobart D. Colby, on •in meeting.
33 Are Present Here
Survey Is Completed
POLICY FOR MORE I N D U S T R IE S
IS C H A M B E R AIM
Join Now and Help
You Need the C h a m b e r of C om m erce
a n d the C h a m b e r Need* You.
Jo in and Help Boo*t I
The C ham ber of Commerce is so
liciting m ore m em bers. In union
th ere is stren g th and if th e m ajo ri
ty of Ashland men ure cham ber of
com m erce m em bers and th a t body
decides on some plan of progressive
work, th e job can be b e tte r com
pleted w ith a solid backing of the
business men and citizens ns a whole.
The Ashland cham ber of com
m erce rig h t now is planning work
and suggesting plnns and going
a fte r business and industries with a
b e tte r sp irit nnd with more displayed
energy th an ever before.
can thrive w ithout industry of some
kind. It tak es circulation of money
to mnke good tim es. A rich, p e rfe c t
ly contented town is all rig h t fo r n
f.?w, bui L. make th a t cit« a th riv
ing, prosperous, grow ing cen ter,
money m ust circulate, tra d e m ust be
brisk, activities m ust be in evidence,
building operations m ust show an in
crease, v acan t houses m ust contain
fam ilies nnd all in h ab itan ts be m ore
or less on speaking term s.
This can all be accom plished with
th e income fo r th e people and th e
income calls fo r industries and im
provem ents and belief in the city.
The cham ber of com m erce realizes
this and a t present they are co n d u ct
ing a drive fo r m ore m em bers. It
will be a good idea to jo in the
cham ber of com m erce.
I t doesn’t
cost much and your nam e and p res
ence will help im mensely. If in the
past you have had more or less kicks
a t the action of th e cham ber o f com
merce, now is your chance to join
an a help in m aking it what you w ant
it to be. It is poor policy to condem n
any organization th a t one does n o t
belong to. P erhaps th a t organization
needs you and perhaps if you were
a m em ber they could g et some
m ighty good points from y o u r ob
jections. Join and boost! You need
the cham ber of com m erce and the
cham ber of com m erce needs you.
Ashland needs m any en terp rises
th a t she h asn ’t and we have m any
propositions w aiting a t o u r door
rig h t now th a t m ight be developed if
the proper associates or m an are
inform ed and told o f the advantages
The cham ber proposes to search
fo r the p arties w anting the chance
to develop such propositions th at
Ashland has to o ffer. T h at is w hat
a cham ber of com m erce is for, b u t
th a t body of m em bers m ust have co
operation. Join them ! Help them j
and good resu lts are sure to follow.
Many splendid things for Ashland
have been accom plished in th e past,
and today it really looks like th ere
was a stro n g d eterm in atio n to o u t
do any e ffo rts of th a t p ast and
bring to Ashland th e good things
she is en titled to.
The W om en’s P resh y terial of
Southern Oregon wili hold its a n
nual m eeting a t th e P resb y terian
church in M edford Sunday, M onday
and Tuesday, May 15, 1ft, and 17.
T here will be a large delegation
from the local I*resbyterian m ission