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P E O P L E IS H E L D
400 Attend Meeting
Chance A c q u a i n t a n c e Start« S ou th
ern O r e g o n P icn ic Held in
B e rk le y , C a lifornia.
A SH LA N D . JACKSON
COUNTY, OREGON, FRID AY .
A . Zim m erm an,
F orm erly
Portland to Be in Charge.
E. A. Zimmerman • of St. Paul,
Minn., has been appointed the new
manager of the Lithia Springs ho
tel, according to an announcement
made yesterday by Eric Hauser, Jr.,
who has been in charge of the hos
telry since the lease was taken by
the management of the Multnomah
Mr. Zimmerman was formerly
connected with the Multnomah ho
tel, and has had wide experience in
management. At the time of his de
parture for St. Paul he was assistant
manager of one of the large depart
Until the arrival of Mr. Zimmer
man from the middle west, E. T.
Ferial!, auditor of the Multnomah
hotel will be in charge of the local
hotel. Mr. Zimmerman is not ex
pected until the latter part of the
There are no immediate changes
tP be made in the managment o f the
hotel, according to Mr. Hauser, and
the personnel will be altered but
Mrs. Rose Storer will be
placed in charge of the dining room,
if the present plans o f the new
774 P E O P L E T U R N O U T T O V O T E
ON C I T Y M E A S U R E
Approve Last Vote
Starting o f W o r k on Dam W ill Be
Delayed F or S o m e Tim e, Say*
Member* o f C ouncil
By a vote of 486 against 308, the
A chance meeting between Mrs.
people of Ashland have, for the sec
form' fly Gertrude
ond time, approved the measure
Barber and Mrs. Anna Dunn Wright
granting this community a new dam,
which will complete the water sys
on the streets of Oakland recently
tem now under consideration. This
and their desire to meet and see
was decided at a special election held
again old Oregon friends who had
Last November the same
measure was approved by a majority
taken up their residenc in northern
California resulted in a southern
The measure which was voted on
Oregon picnic, held Sunday, May 22,
at the special election Tuesday, was
in Berkley, California, and attended
proposed to defer construction a t
the dam in Ashland Creek canyon
by more than four hundred former
until January 1, 1929. This was de
residents o f this state.
feated, consequently making it pos
The two Oregonians responsible
sible to begin construction at any
time which the council and engin
for the affair sent out notices to
eers deem fit.
all those former southern Oregon
According to councilmcn, this
residents, whom they could locate
work will not start for some time,
residing near the Golden Gate. More
as was the original plan of the
councilmen who favored immediate
than 400 responded, and it was a
A definite date has
not been set for beginning this work,
many happy reunions.
although the opinion is expressed
that this will be started early this
So pleased were those who respon
ded at the success of the affair that
Most of the councilmen were
a committee o f seven was appointed HUGH C. B A T E S T O G R A D U A T E
elated that the people of Ashland
to arrange for regular Oregon reun
F R O M O. A. C.
IN JU N E had decided against postponement,
and express the opinion that “ they
Mayor Pierce said: “ Now that the
Oregon Agricultural College. Cor
Anna Dunn-Wright, Oakland, form
election is over confirming
vallis, June 1.— Hugh C. Bates, of special
the November election returns by a
erly of Talent and Medford, as
Ashland, son of Nathan Bates of safe majority, there can be no ques
chairman; E. J. Kaiser, formerly of Scenic drive, is a candidate for tion as to what the people desire,
Ashland, assistant chairman; Mrs.
viz: completion of the dam next
graduation in June.
year, to which I pledge my heartiest
Mr. Bates is a graduate of Ash- suppor’ .”
Grants, Pass; M. W. Taylor, Oakland
Councilman Dan Kay said: “ I am
iard high school. He is majoring in
formerly of Jacksonville; W. IV Dil-
to see thatt he people came out
pharmacy. He has had practical ex glad
and voted the way they did. I had
ley, Oakland, formerly of Corvallis
perience in McNair brothers’ phar fully decided when the first objec
and Portland; B. L. Chapman,
macy. He is a member of the phar tion came up that I would change my
Berkeley, o f Oregon City and Ed
maceutical association, the Orange opinion only through the voice of
formerly o f
the people through a special elec
Owl staff and Psi Chi fraternity. He tion. And now that they have voted
earns all his college expenses.
it for the second time, I think the
An Oregon club has existed in
people are satisfied that it be con
California for some time and learn _ ------------------- * ------------------- -
structed this coming winter as recom
ing of the proposed southern Oregon ” James 0 . Banister, who since the mended by the engineers.”
Councilman E. A. Woods said: “ I
picnic, members o f this group co first of the year has been associated
think the election went very fair.
operated nnd the former president with G. H. Yoe in the insurance busi The public turned out remarkably
of this organization, Mrs.. Lillian ness in this city, will take charge of well for a special election. I believe
fo rm erly of a branch office of the Northwestern thut had the ballot been a little more
intelligent so it could have been
Grants Pass now of Oakland, was ¡ Mutual Fire association at Medford read
easier the majority would have
made an honorary member of the j within the next few days,
even been greater. I am personal
1 Mr. Yoe, who has held the Ash- ly well pleased with the election.
sides worked hard.”
Among those who attended the jantj agency of this company for Both
Councilman White said “ We think
reunion was Mrs. A. II. Russell, of the last eight years, was recently the future growth of Ashland de
Ashland, now 93 years old, who is appointed district manager for Jack- pends largely on this dam. In dry
visiting in California. Mrs. Russell son and Josephine counties.
He is years the city is always short of
In order to get full value
is one of the pioneers of the Ash- p]acing Mr. Banister in charge of the from the distributing system and
land district, coming to Oregon in Medford office in the Liberty build the Crowson Hill reservoir, it re
lk 52 across the plains in v.agons ing there, over which he will have quires the dam to make the water
supervision. Mr. Yoe plans to spend
pulled by ox teams.
Councilman S. A. Peters Sr., said:
Among those who registered at the considerable time in Grants Pass also “ I feel it is a good thing for the
picnic, who were former Ashland resi
Carl Knutsen, who has been lo city, or I wouldn’t have voted the
dents were: Mrs. A. H. Russel, Per- cated in Medford in charge of a way I have. The reservoir is abso
lutely necessary, as the distribution
cey P. Grisey, Marjorie Gillette, branch office of the company, is be •system is almost worthless without
Lucy Davis, Eunice Davis Swartont, ing transferred to Klamath Falls and it.”
Dr. F. G. Swedenburg said: “ We
Gladys Norton Widley, Teresa. Rein Bend territory.
are delighted with the way the
hart Norton, E. J. Neville, Jack C.
Mr. Bannister will retain his home people voted. Our city will be help
Widley, Cecil Norton, W. G. Tayner,
ed, for we need the water. Everyone
remembers last year and the year
I. C. Neville, C. B. Stanley, M. A.
Dornnk, Mrs. T. F. Doran, Alice Do ar-1 Mrs. Herhel King.
Councilmen Bergner and Thorn
ran, Cecil F. Grisey, Alvin M. Ne
Jacksonville aid ton, however, expressed a different
ville, Fanny Doran Cole, Dorothy Junction City were: Henry Mensor. view.
“ We have not changed our minds,
Cole, John A. Cole, T. F. Doran, H. M. Taylor, Carrol Robinson. Min
but still think it a very poor policy
Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Michelson, nie Hockenyos Narcross, Mr*. Rose to build the dam at this time, for
E. J. Kiser, Jas. H. Doran and wife, ilockenyous Norcrass, Melliasac Tay- the reason that so many changes are
being made which will influence our
Mr. and Mrs. Robert I. Peachey, or, Daisy Solise Grifin.
water supply, particularly the 800
Mrs. Mary Neville, Minnie Poley, A.
Those from Medford and vicinity | acre feet o f Talent water. We also
F. Eddy. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Fraley,
vere: Mr. and Mrs. Orris Crawford,! believe that if the voter* of Ashland
had been given an opportunity to
Helen Bryant, Mrs. C. J. Bryant,
loss Wright, Mr. ami Mrs. Fred read Mr. Henny’s recent report, the
Mrs. C. YV. Rhodeh, Lyle Fountain,
"»helps. Ella Aydlott Miller. Thora | result o f the election might have
Grace Russell Fountain, Ida Kent-
imith. Mr. and Mrs. E. M. McKean- been different.”
nor Ward. Harold Merril, Katheryn
A total o f 410 votes were cast
•y, May Gram Co*.
in ward 1, 210 voting “ yes” and
M rril and Hortense Winter Bourne.
In ward 2, 19« voted
Among those registered were: Geo j 200 "no”
lo o se from Talent and vicinity
voted to defeat the
were Mrs. Eir.ma Manning Maghe- C. Woltter, Phoenix; Mary C. Har measure.
*«n, Maxon Hunt, Vera Lynch Doran
Miss Geniveve Kern closed her
Ai na Dunn Wright, Gertrude Jeffry ••en Duggan. Bandon; Mrs. Minnie:
Yee., Geo. E. Jeffery, W. R. Joe, Gall Rowe. Sams Valley; P. A. Lux schol at Lake Creek last week and
M-a. Alice C. Sherman Robert*, Mrs. Rose L. Lux, Mr. and Mrs. E. B. returned to her horn-: in Ashland
Lr ira Sergent Dunlap, Mr. and Fiah and baby, Mrs. Laura Taylor Sunday.
FRAN K LIN
IN S T A L L S
L argest in
S ou th ern Oregon .
Demonstrating his faith in the fu
ture of Ashland in a practical man
ner, O. M. Franklin, proprietor of
the large wholesale and retail bakery
bearing his name, completed the in
stallation o f one of the largest elec
trically heated ovens in southern
Oregon Sunday. This oven weigh
ing more than eight tons, and costing
approximately $3000, has a capacity
o f six hundred leaves of bread at
one time and will replace all other
ovens in the bakery. A record was
established in the installation work,
the oven arriving Saturday and was
ready for use Monday morning.
Moving the giant oven, which
weighs a litle more than 36,000
pounds and which arived on a flat
bottom car, completely assembled,
was a task which required three
trucks and 18 men and approximate
ly 15 hours of hard labor.
The oven arrived from Seattle at
the Southern Pacific station Satur
day morning. Shortly after 9 o ’clock
the woik of moving the oven froifl
the station to the bakwry was start
ed by F. F. Whittle transfer com
pany. The oven was moved on rollers
in much the same manner used in
moving a building.
The rather steep grade on B
street made the journey from the
station up B street to Pioneer the
most difficult. At 10 o’clock Sat
urday night the oven was near Main
It was left there until 3
was at practically
a standstill, and the workmen m ovd
it onto Main street to the bakery.
Flooring o f the bakery was re-in-
forced and the front of the building
torn out in order that the equipment
could be moved in.
Electricians completed the job of
wiring the new oven Sunday, in or
der that it might be ready for use
Moving the oven was a gigantic
task, but was completed without a
single mishap. One of the smaller
ovens, taken out of the Franklin
bakery was taken to Medford.
transferring this oven, Joe Eichler,
an employee of the Whittle com
pany, suffered a badly crushed fin
ger, when the oven slipped. Another
workman narrowly escaped injury.
Installation of the new oven in
the Franklin bakery makes the equip
ment there copmlete and modern in
every detail. Mr. Franklin is invit
ing the public to visit his bakery and
inspect the equipment.
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Montanan* to Held Picnic.
Former residents of Montana, now
residents of Jackson county will hold
their annual picnic Sunday, June 5
at the Riveria park located between
Gold Hill and GrantH Pass. A pro
gram of music and speaking is being
prepared. Those attending are asked
to bring baskets filled with the
“ makin’s” of a picnic dinner. Cof'ee
will be served on the grounds.
Q u a rtette I* E n jo y ed .
With a pathos and harmony lhat
held their nearer« during the entire
••"ening. the “ Cotton Bifiw si q'.ar-
tete” fro mthe Piney Woods colored
school sang many of the old plan
tation songs before an audience of
over four hundred in the Presbyter-
ion church Tuesday evening. “ One
o f the finest program* ever given in
the city” is the way one listener
The program was free to the pub
lic, a free will offering being taken
to be used in the work of theschool.
During the evening Miss Kula Kelly
gave a short talk and told something
of the school and its work.
The chapel car of the Baptist
church was crowded to capacity
Sunday night at their elosing service
I The car will move south to Califor-
TO BE TONICHT
S IX T Y -T W O ST U D E N TS T O
C EIV E D IPLO M AS
Class Is Large One
Martha) Dana, o f Portland. Will
A d d re t t Student* at A th -
land A r m o r y !
Sixty-two students of the Ashland
high school will receive their diplo
mas at the commencement exercises
to be held tenight (Friday) in the
armory. Marshall Dana o f Portland
will address the graduates, the suh-
iect chosen being “ What Comes
This is the largest class to be
raduated from the Ashland school
or several years.
Rev. Chas. D. Gaffney, pastor of
the Congregational church will de
liver the invocation and benediction,
and George A. Briscoe, superinten
dent of Ashland schools, will present
the diplomas. Music will be furnished
by the high school orchestra.
exercises will begin at 8 o’clock.
Those receiving diplomas are:
Ruth J. Anderson,
Irma Iola Beck, Clyde E. Beeson,
William R. Bibby, Jessie Marie Boyd
James T. Briggs.
Bernice V. Carter, Charles W.
Clary, Emma Marie Cook, L. Ray
mond Coter, Max Locke Crowson,
Marie Kathleen Davies, Leathn A.
Marjorie Enid Elmore.
Therone I. Faris.
Mary Morriam Galey, Frances L.
Gallatin, K. LeRoy Gandee, Ida El-
zada Gosnell, Geraldine C. Gunn,
Wilma E. Gyger.
Thelma Lucille Hervey,
Charlotte High, Donald Bert IIin-
Ailene Pearl Inlow.
W. A. Kannasto, Lois A. Kent,
Foss G. Krnmer, Nina Kidwell, Mae
James A. McAllister,
McGee, Rosetta May McGee, Char
les Gordon MacCracken, Clarence
Earl Mershon, Madge F. Mitchell,
Karla E. Mitchell.
L. Lynn Neeley, Kny F. Neil.
Ruth Cecilia Olson.
Aldo I). Parr, Glenn A. Prescott,
Sam G. Prescott.
Sanfard Rose, Juanita M. Ross.
Smith, Lydia Margaret Smith, Jean
Stratton, Nadine Doris Swenning.
Izetta Hilda Taylor.
Donald G .Vestal.
Janey Walker, Pearl
Wardle, M. Wilfred Wagner, Janet
S. Wilson, Rosalind Wise, Margaret
Eugenia Frances Young.
Approximately 100 students of
the eighth grade of Ashland junior
high school will be given diplomas
at commencement exercises to be
held at the Chautauqua building
Friday morning at 8 o’clock. Wm.
Briggs, local attorney, will deliver
the address, and Miss Da Myers,
principal of the junior high will
present the diplomas.
Rev. H. F.
Pemberton, pastor of the Methodist
church will serve the benediction
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Ashland Play G rou n d Is O p e n e d .
The Ashland civic playground was
opened for the summer season yes
terday. under the supervision o f Miss
Miss Carver was in
charge o f this work last summer.
The opening day was heralded by
threatening clouds and cold weather
although this, apparently had little
effect upon the enthusiasm of those
The Ashland pla* jrrono dis one of
the best equipped grounds for child
ren in southern Oregon, and is lo
cated near the entrance o f Lithia
park. Children from all parts of the
county concentrate there during the
! nia this week where Mr. and Mrs.
Chappel will hold further meeting*
H rrdd Simpaon, Wayland Smith Mrs. C. J. Conrad, Bandon; M. P ., Member* and friend* of the Full j in a number of towns in the south*
Cities all over the country are
church enjoyed a picnic in
hacking playground work, with the
R J. Purvie, Jim Garvin and wife, Jacobs, Gold Hill; Eudor# H'.dfwy, Gospel
he Wagner creek district Monday, i l*rn flati1.
help or civic organiaatiofta.
M -r.d Urti Canni* CInrk*, M a Howard, Grani* î*»**