FORM ERLY CENTRAL. PO IN T AMD ASHLAND AMERICAN ASHLAND, VOLUME 3 y Arthur Brisbane PLANT IDLE? CERTAINLY A GOOD ITA LIAN LAW Mr. Rogers at Muscle Shoals inspects with his mournful cow boy eye a $150,000,000 plant built by the people to produce nitrogen to supply cheap fertili zer for farmers and explosives in case o f war. Mr. Rogers remarks that such a plant lying idle is enlightening. It means that the government isn’t quite ready to deliver the plant over to the power trust. And until the power trust gets it, that trust won’t let anybody else use the Muscle Shoals plant. Thanks to Mussolini’s common sense, a new law compels mer chants in Italy to mark prices plainly and stick to the prices. That will increase foreign buy ing, especially by Americans, who do not like tb pay double or devote half an hour to bar gaining over a trifle. Merchants o f Italy won’t like it, but their business and pros perity will increase. INCREASE E EXCEEDS YEAR AGO Mr*. Final Figures Are Not Ready for Release but Percentage is Heavy. CLASSES T O D A Y Influence of School Is Rapidly W i d e n i n g Throughout Southern Oregon MANY IK E FOR V is ito rs F ro m M e d fo rd .— Mr NUMBER »2 COUN TY, OREGON. TUESDAY MARCH 27, 1928 Tells of D.A.R. IS TO HOLD Member of Crew Trip of “Bear” in Arctics HUGH'S SOLDIER PAL ANNUAL ELECTION With a total enrollment of 325 which is about fifty -five less than the winter term, but a heavy Machinery will be devised increase over the same term a eventually to do the so-called year ago, the sopthern Oregon back breaking farm work that normal school opened their spring proud United States citizens ac session with classes this morning. Miss Katherine Vincent, regis customed to their automobiles, trar was not in a position to an no longer will do. But nothing should be done nounce comparitive figures as to too suddenly, unless the govern the number o f boys enroll'd this semester as compared with a year ment is willing to precipitate ago, due to the fact that many hard times over a wide area. who registered for the spring term before leaving fo r their Newspapers tell o f a baby vacation have not as yet return “ dead ten times.” Ten times in ed for class work. These are ex its short five weeks o f life the pected today when it will be baby’s heart stopped beating in possible to compile accurate a struggle against ^leuro-pneu- figures. monia. Ten times it was revived Officials at the school were and it probably wdl live. The doc highly optomistic over the show tors did wonders. ing made fo r the spring term, as There is just a line about the educational institutions always mother. Still weak, following the show a heavy decrease in the baby’s birth, she gave her blood spring term over any o f the pre in transfusion to save her baby’s ceding ones. The fact that the life. Her name is Mrs. G. K. Olm- percentage o f increase which is stead, and what she did ten mil thought to be about 25 per cent lion mothers would do, gladly. over the same term a year ago, is as heavy as it is, leads the Glee Club Pleases authorities to believe that the at M. E. Church influence o f the school is rapidly widening throughout southern The Willamette glee club, com Oregon. posed o f 24 girls from the W ill amette university appeared in concert at the Methodist church last Saturday evening, also giv ing special musical numbers at the morning and evening services at the church on Sunday. The concert Saturday night, Many Town* of Southern Oregon which was sponsored by the Ep- Send Repiesentativea to worth League and Wesley Foun Ashland. dation o f the local M. E. church, was fairly well attended. The “ Charter nigh»” at the local Ro interesting entertainment con tary club held in Ashland Satur sisted o f varied numbers which day night at the Elk's temple, were presented with an artistry was marked with an attendance showing unusual musical ability. o f more than two hundred and Among the numbers were sever seventy-five people, nearly two al vocal solos delivered by Misses hundred being visitors from other Margaret Arnold and Frances clubs. Walla Walla being the McGilbera. Several marimba se club from farthest away sending lections executed by Miss Edith a delegation, and Rosebuig bring Finley, Kathleen Garrison de ing almost its entire membership. lighted with two readings. Miss A1 Reynolds o f Portland, past Helen Pemberton, daughter o f president o f the Portland club Rev and Mrs. H. F. Pemberton presided as toastmaster at the o f the local M. E. church is a banquet in a most clever manner, member o f the club and appeared provoking much merriment in the group numbers. Miss among the assemblage, calling on Pemberton sings second soprano. the following heads o f different During the intermission period, clubs represented: Clyde Young, a clever “ initial” stunt was stag Lithians, V. O. N. Smith, Kiwan ed by several o f the glee club is and Ernest Scott o f Lion's members. club o f Medford. Responses were Saturday evening the club made by the following delegates members were entertained by the and officers from Rotary clubs young people o f the Epworth in attendance: Jim McClintock League and Weslayan Guild at a of Roseburg, Da. Marks #f banquet in the church parlors. Grants Pass, John Boyle o f Klam On Monday the glee club broad ath Falls, Bill Allen o f Medford, cast a program over the KMED Freu Cole o f Seattla, Earl Bee- radio broadcasting station at Med aon o f McMinnville and John ford. and presented a concert in Casper o f Walla Walla. that city Monday eveaing. On Hal McNair o f Ash' r * p-cs- Tuesday evening they are sched uled to give a performance in ented Henry Manny o f Seattle, district governor with a Parker Central Point. The girls are traveling in a pen and desk outfit, on behalf private bus, chaperoned by Mrs. o f the local club. Rev. Charles E. W. Hobson and are giving Gaffney also of Ashland present concerts in I I cities in the state. ed Mrs. AI Reynolds with a bou They will return to Salem on Fri quet o f flowers with tha club's compliment. day. March SO. aad Mrt. C. E. Gataa o f Medford »pna» Sunday at tha bona of Mr. and Mr» Raaaai C rip« aa the Seele Vard JACKSON President A W Moon o f the Ashland Rotary club gave a few words o f welcome to tho visitors, also exprveeing the U aoi.be e f the ed q* to • Gordon MacCracken P rende at State Meeting. Will For members o f the Daughters o f the American Revolution in Oregon, interest centers in the state convention of the organiza tion held in Portland at the Multnomah hotel, Thursday, Fri day and Saturday o f this week, and especially in the election of state regent. This is the 15th annual state conference and will be called to order by state regent, Mrs. Gordon MacCracken .o f Ashland, who will preside at each session One o f the outstanding fea tures o f the conference will be the banquet at the Multnomah hotel in the evening at which Lieutenant-Colonel Foster Smith of the United States infantry re serve corps o f Los Angeles will speak on “ Our Peace Establish ment,” Governor Patterson will also speak at the banquet. High interest will be manifest in the election of officers Sat urday morning with - Mrs. Me- Credie o f the Portland chapter, a possible nominee, while Mrs. E. C. Apperson o f McMinnville and Mrs. R. E. Wattenburg of Klam ath Falls have announced their candidacy for the office. Mrs. Wattenburg is now first vice regent. Certain proposed revisions in the by-laws o f the state society promise to lend further interest to the business sessions o f the convention. One proposed change provides that the state regent’s term o f office be changed to a three year^term, coinciding with the national president-general’s o ffice term, and would provide that the regent elected this year hold office fo r one year only, in stead of the customary two year term; the three year term tenure to follow in the year 1029. An other proposed revision to come before the convention is fo r the abolishment o f the nominating committee, providing that all nominations come from the floor. The three day conference ses sions are open to members, wo men eligible to membership and visitors. “Gold” Is Attraction At tLe Vininj? “ Gold,” the Ashland-made pic ture that recenlty went over so big in Hollywood, being released by the A rt Craft corporation, is the counter attraction at the lo cal Vining theater tonight, being shown with Clara Bow In “ Red Hair.” This is the last opportunity Ashland people will have o f see ing the local picture featuring well-known Ashland people and beautiful scenic spot* o f this lo cality. A fte r the showing o f the picture this evening, Mr. Theo bald will return the picture to Hollywood to the A -t Craft cor poration fo r release. Serious Accident Is Narrowly Averted What might have been a ser ious accident was narrowly avert ed this afternoon when Mrs. A. C. Joy, in an effort to miss a ear at the intersection o f Third and Main streets, smashed into a Ford sedan parked in front o f the library. The Ford, had a left fender and right hind wheel broken. The accident occured when Mrs. Joy bolding out her hand ae a signal that she was going to turn, changed the direction o f her car to keep from a direct colliaiua with an unknown ear that was traveling down the street ai d that made no effort to slow up while i-eeei ig through the ia- trrsect.on. Chief e f Police Charles Claus is now looking for ths car that failed to slow up or observe the signal give a by Mrs. Joy. Frew M tdlsrd.— A. 8 - Rosen baum, Med'ord Southern Paev fle zgeat *»as m AsMas4 Mae (Continued from last Tuesday) A few years later in the sum mer o f 1893, when I was in V il la Franch, a small harbor between Nice and Monte Carlo, I visited James Gordon Bennett’s yacht and was given a copy of the Paris edition o f the New York Herald in which I read that Thornton had been killed by one of the natives. Bennett was the owner o f the New York Herald but lived in Paris and up until hia death a few years earlier had only visited the United States twice in 36 years. A fter making our regular calls aC Point Barrow and the Seal is lands, we left for San Francisco late in November. In 1891 on our trip north we had as a passenger,; a professor who was to be landed near Mt. Saint Elias, now klown as Mt. McKinley, his object being to join an exploring party fitted out by the Frank Leslie, magazine com pany. W e chose what we thought looked like a safe landing place, but unfortunately it was not, a treacherous current with a heavy undertow capsized the boat with a subsequent loss o f six people, the professor, one lieutenant and four men, one o f the boat’s crew was the only one to reach shore safely. Another boat was immed iately sent out but no sign o f the missing could be found. The one man who was saved was found standing on the beach in a dazed condition and had to be brought to the boat. A fte r being brought aboard it was found that a most peculiar thing had happened to him, all his hair beneath his cap L TO GIVE A PLAY ‘Mi** Fanni«" to be Presented by Student* Next^Friday Night. There will be a play given by the Wagner creek school next Friday, March 30 at 8 p. m. at the Wagner creek school bouse. The play is called “ Miss Fame” a comedy drama by Mary Bon ham. had turned snow white, but the hair below the cap had retained its natural color, an icy bath and the reception given him by a lot o f black bears were undoubtedly the cause o f this peculiarity. A fter a few hours he was back to normal again and no serious after effects were ever noticed. A fter cruising around until the following day, s arching fo r the bodies without success, we con tinued on our way north with beautiful and calm weather all summer. Nearing Bearing straits on our way south from Point Barrow, we were informed that the na tives on King island were starv ing and without sufficient provi sions to last them during the winter. Captain Healy immed iately headed fo r St. Michaels where the Alaska Commercial Co., had a trading station and laid in a supply o f flour fo r their relief. We found the natives in a destitute condition and the re port we made to the government had, no doubt, a great deal to do with bringing reindeer to Alaska the following year. It took us three days o f extra steaming to bring the flour, but the captain would have gone much farther had it been necessary. Captain Healy may have seemed hard hearted but his concern for the natives were as if they had been his own wards instead o f the governments. No one ever dared do them an injustice while he was in command o f “ The Bear." (T o be Continued.) Sergeant Peck, Who Served With DeAulremonl to Re ceive $5300. According to the district attor ney and sheriff's office, the re ward for the capture o f Hugh De Autreniont, Siskiyou tunnel killer and bandit, has been paid to Sergeant Peck, who served with the youth in the army in the Philippines. It amounted to $5300. Peck and Hugh DeAutremont were employed in the same de partment at Los Banos barracks, near Manila, and came in con stant contact with each other. Peck became suspicious because of boastful remarks made by De- Autrvmont, who was enlisted un der the name o f James Price. When Peek was discharged he re turned to San Francisco and in formed the Southern Pacific spe cial agents and postal inspectors. They acted upon his “ tip” and the arrest of DeAutremont fol lowed. The reward for the furnishing o f information leading to the ar rest o f the twins is still undecided but the list of claimants has been reduced to 21, according to Dis trict Attorney Newton W. Chan ey. The original list consisted of about 60 residents o f Steuben ville and Hanging Rock, Ohio, including the chief o f police and members o f the police force of Steubenville. A reward of $5300 rests upon each of the twins. Two women residents of Hang ing Rock, the tiny Ohio hamlet where Ray and Roy lived for ! months, and where Ray met and I married hia wife, are reputed to be slated for the largest share in the $10,600 reward. They saw the circulars containing photos o f the Proprivtor of Summit Auto pair, made comparisons and com municated their suspicions to lo Camp Finds Washington cal officers instead o? federal Öwned Car. authorities. E E An Essex coupe, with a Wash ington license, was found by J. Young, owner o f the Summit service station on the Siskiyou’s early Sunday morning, about two hundred yards beyond the station. Militarv Band Has A Varied Program The Oregon State military band presented a varied program of band music of classical and popu According to Mr. Young's re lar numbers before an apprecia It is to be the best play given port to Chief o f Police Charles tive audience at the local armory in the school this season. Sunday afternoon. The cast o f characters are as Claus this morning, the car was Among outstanding numbers deserted by two tough looking in follows: Miss Rebecca Wing, delivered that were repeatedly whose husband is lost, Cleona dividuals who drove it o ff o f the encored were the saxophone quar left side o f the road and left the Fowler; Janie Wing, her daugh tet, Raymond Coompey, trumpet ter, Goldie Abbott; Miss Kate back end extending out into the solosist, Navarre Dunn, trombone Wing, the unforgiving, Viola highway. It was a miracle, ac soloist, Theodore Gilbert, vocal cording to Mr. Young that a Loos; Silas Mend, a chair mend ist and several ensemble numb er, Howard W ork; Mr. Richard serious accident was averted. Sat ers. An especial arrangement urday night was extremely foggy Blondo, a land agent wanting a o f “ It A in ’t Gonna Rain ’No wife, Ila Kerby; Mr. Robert on the mountains and the aband More,” by Captain II. L. Board oned car, left as it was on a sharp Richo, owner o f alligator ranch, went over big, also the saw fea Everett Combs; Mrs. Sarah Pines, curve with no lights, presented ture number. friend o f Miss Katis, Doris Work; a hazard that was extremely The hand has appeared in Ash dangerous. Rose Vines, Janie’s schoolmate, land for the last 18 years and The men driving the car, made Marjorie Sommer; Handy Heap, plans are under way fo r its ap several unsuccessful attempts to colored servant, Helen Capp; pearance again, within the next Mandy Main, colored servant, stop a lone driver who stopped four years. The band under the for the n gh t at the Summit camp Eudell Abbott; Rev. Dean, the management of Captain Harry minister, Ila Kerby; Thompson, even go irg so far aa to drop a Beard is considered one o f the the cat. Special numbers: Son, suit case m t directly in front o f finest on the Pacific roast. Those him. The man suspected that they Jennie Marie Kerns; recitation, who were fortunate enough to Ethel Capp and reading by Don would attempt to hold him up if hear the concert Sunday were he stopped and he refused to ald Kerby. much impressed with the musical heed their efforts. interpretation o f the various Visits is Medford. — Miss Cal O * Business. —Or. Gordon Mac- numbers executed and the evident lahan, head o f the ready-to-wear rigid training displayed. department at Enders, was a C rae ken is transacting business The military uniforms were affairs in Portland this week. Medford visitor Sunday. most attractive in olive drab color, complete l * leather leg gings and capes lined with orange March 24. ■ £ * Every spring during the vacation Mr. C. J. Read period, the hand make« a concert Ashland, Oregon. tour o f Oregon, together with Dear Mr. Read: parts o f the neighboring states. One o f ths moat commendable improvement* which you Four routes are planned out of have added to your newspaper, in our opinion, is the page the state and the tour ia made devoted to new* or nearby communities. over each one every four years, We know that this is a real service tq many e f these thus if a student plays in the district* which do not have a newspaper o f their own but in band eaeh o f the four years o f which many events o f importance to those communities take | I his college carter, he may see the place. | entire state o f Oregon. These W# know that in the gathering o f this news and it« ^ tours o f the hand ara entirely editing and arranging a great deal o f time is required and **lf supporting owing to the roa we trust that tha people whom you are serving by this pagv are demonstrating their appreciation with their subscriptions and dancen m??D. which will anable you to maintain this very fine feature. According to Captain Beard Ags.n commending you fo r the enterprising spirit which the hand plans to always give your newspaper has shown in the publication o f thi« page and the audience ths best music that assuring you that your local readers appreciate this addition is played by the leading Ameri al news service which your paper brings to th»m, we reaaiin. can bands which includes the Your very truly, classical, popular, and sacred, to A SH LA N D < UAMBEM OR COMERCE, gether with special “ stents" by ■ 6 Marks individual members Many e f the beet yeeag mam- UFA MADE BY F SOLDIER FDRJEADF Private Peet Talk* to High School Students on “ Inexcusable Lie” INJURED IN WAR Soldier W ho Wrote “Pri vate Peet” During World W ar U Cities Guest. Harold Peet, internationally known as “ Private Peet," gave a lecture at the Senior high school this morning, using “ The Inex cusable Lie” as the Bubject of his splendid discourse. “ The in excusable lie,” the title o f his latest book is an appeal to the different peoples o f the world for peace and understanding. Private Peet is a native o f Cdtiada and was badly wounded in the World War, one shoulder badly shattered and one lung en- tiiely gone. His experiences in the! war were responsible fo r “ Private Peet,” his first book which was written before the war was ended depicts the hor- for o f war and especially o f trench life. "Th e inexcusable lie” is his lutt'st hook, which was written in sympathy with the world peace movement. He has been touring the world since the war and appearing be fore the different nations on his mission, fostering the peace movement. He speaks before the young people in the. high schools in order to present to the rising generation the truthi/ about war. According to Mr. Peet, all nations have a sufficient amount of pat riotism or rather pride in the thought that their peculiar coun try has the ability to lick the other fellow, but the young people have an entirely mistaken idea about war, due to the war histories that were written up as it were from “ the arm chair.” Those who never were near the firing line or had the least idea or desire to be there. While Private Peet does not believe in disarmament o f nations he feels that war is very un sportsmanlike the way it ii| now carried on, and that the young men who are called upon to give their lives for a false ideal, should he more thoroughly ac quainted with the truth before stepping blithely out to court death. “ Warfare, as i| is now conducted, can never adjust the differences o f nations,” he as serted. “ There must be some thing more vital, something more lasting, a wrong has never yet been the means o f righting a wrong,” he declared. Private Peet, who has been lecturing extensively throughout thv world is now resuming his place on the lecture platform in America, appearing on different lyceutn morses and in connection with differen t organizations throughout the rootry. Catches Huge Fish.---- J , M Hughes, who has the reputation o f being one o f Ashland's most I expert fishermen, caught the largest ehinook salmon of the season on last Thursday. The fi«h was tak< n from Hoguo river at the Savage Rapids ism and weighed 40 pounds. It wa* on dio- play Friday in the window o f AI Jordan's army goods tors wheie it created much admiration by passers-by. cisns in the sta*a are drasm into the hand and college through the frequent tours. Mnder Uve direc tion o f Captain Beard the hand ha* grown stronger yearly, unfel it m new a self supporting <r- gaaoattaa.