But You Should Subscribe Today S outhern O regon M iner * Successor to The Jacksonville Miner Volume 4 X. Ashland, Oregon, Friday, January 25, 1935 OUTPUT OREGON MINES DOUBLES OVER PAST YEAR Those readers of the Miner who will I m - -interested in watching how the wheels go round in a country weekly are invited to drop into U m MW OtflOt at 1».7 EMC Main street, Ashland, and have a lixjk Although no formal opening ix planned, it ix expected the office will be in presentable shape by first of the week All machinery ix in place and o|>erating, and already many passersby have stopped In to watch the Miner's new Intertype machine perform its almost human functions of trans ferring copy into metal type. Office hours at the plant will be from 8:00 o’clock in the morning till S;00 o'clock at night. Tele phone number assigned to the Miner this week is 70. Nummary Shown Value of $1,172,000 in 1931 As Buyers of automobiles on the Installment plan will listen with Against $526,188 their fingers crossed when they are told the Townsend pension can be The total value of the output of raised by taxpayers on "easy" pay I.old. silver, copper, lead, and zinc ments. from mines In Oregon increased from $526.188 In 1933 to about To successfully represent the $1,172,(8)0 in 1934, a gain of 123 stute In the courtroom. It is get per cent, according to the U. 8. ting to the point where an attor bureau of mines, department of ney must be a dramatic student the Interior. The 1934 total vulue us well. wax the highest since 1920 and • reflected the increased price of With ex-soldiers pressing for gold and silver us well ax the payment of the bonus, the old improved conditions In the indux- _ _ folks yelling for the $200-a-month try that encouraged larger pro- old age pension, we are is-glnnlng duction throughout the state Gold to realize who the forgotten man supplied approximately 97 per is going to be, until tax-paying cent of the total value and silver time. almost the entire balance. Copper, lead, and zinc prixluctlon wax When the conversation begins small and the aggregate value of with All I know lx what I've these metals was leas than $8,500. The gold output in Oregon in heard,” someone's reputation la go 1934 wax about 32,200 fine ing to suffer. ounces, valued at $1,125,390 • A Hillsboro relief worker, faced ($34 95 a fine ounce), compared with the problem of feeding 50 with 20,240 ounces, valued at families of drouth refugees, said $517,326 ($25.55 a fine ounce), in "there is nothing for them to do 1933. Placer mining, although but starve " And this in America, hampered by water shortage, con tributed the larger part of the the Land of Opportunity! output. The Rogue River Gold Art (Hie) Powell, Innocent by- company, which operated a gold slander of the Central Point dredge on Foots creek in this American, wonders if The Miner's county, wax one of the outstand move to Ashland was occasioned ing producers of placer gold in because we had "milked Jackson the state last year, although shut ville dry." Nice of Art to admit down for seven months out of the we've been drinking milk in the year due to lack of water. In western Oregon the produc town he claims is so wet. tion of placer gold came largely To many false sturts lead to a from Jackson and Josephine counties and, with the exception l-iiuiiK- finish. of the Rogue River Gold company, Maybe another reason why so wax derived largely from xmall many bills are shoved into the operations and sold to local banks hopper at Salem Is because tile and bullion buyers. Principal producers of lisle gold legislators are juat passing ’em. in this section of the state were not paying 'em. the Chieftain and Huckleberry We were reminded over the mines in Douglas county, the Ash week-end of the oid saw, Thn-e land mine in Jackson county, and moves arc ax bad ns a fire." But the Rainbow mine in Josephine county. In the Ashland mine ad a fire doesn’t last as long. ditional equipment was Installed Many n subject loxes its faine and a cyanide plant was under face when our contemporary, Col. construction, while tn the Jack Clark Wood <>f the Weston (Ore sonville district there was activity gon) Leader starts making type In ixith quartz and placer mining. faces at it. In the Jacksonville section, quartz operations have been on One of the latest wrinkles of the increase during recent months, cold weather is the fold-up in beer i ith Pacific States Mines, Inc., parlors. operators of the former Opp prop erty, making regular 22-ton car Americanism: Attorneys spend shipments of concentrates to ing money preparing a pardon smelter every two weeks. The con plea for a convicted murderer centrates represent values gleaned while the victim's widow suffers from quartz ore which is being developed by the present oper from want. ators Another smaller mill, of 25- The local gas company this week ton capacity, is being ojierated by is announcing cheaper natural gas the Jacksonville Gold company, service, and it is xuxpicioned by limited, in Jacksonville, with ore some that a trunk line is being being developed from the Old piped from the Oregon legislature Town, or Midas, mine. ----------- •------------ New' York newspaper gave Se • C. L. Reynolds, operator of attle to Oregon the other day, no Ashland hotel and formerly of the doubt tickling a lot of Indians Holland hotel in Medford, was one who thought they were going to of The Miner's early subscribers have to take several places back. this week, dropping in for a chat and to renew an acquaintance. • tiary at Salem for a visit with the Jackson county delegation to that institution sent there to rue the day—or night—they warmed their shins on burning ballots. According to Sheriff Brown. L. A. Banks is not writing a "Once In A While" column there, but is working in the prison library. Although Banks is said to be quite interested in the fruit in dustry in southern Oregon, many growers here have signified their willingness to get along without his guiding genius. Sheriff Brown stated Gordon Schermerhorn, former sheriff of Jackson county, convicted of bal lot theft, was looking and feeling fine, and was in good spirits. Earl Fehl, whose apprenticeship there wax spent mopping cells, was glum and morose and has evoluted into a "sort of prison roustabout.” Art LaDieu, recently paroled, is said to be in a healthy frame of mind since his return to Medford, where he joined his family. (Continued on page four) Milk Board Chairman At Pomona Saturday E. G. Harlan, chairman of the Oregon milk control board, is scheduled to be in southern Ore gon Saturday. January 26, at which time he will be present at a meeting of the Pomona Grange at the Sams Valley Grange hall. According to John Billings, field 1 representative for the Oregon milk control board, Grange members 1 who have had a misunderstanding as to the objects of the law and have suggestions for its better ment are requested to be present with a complete outline of such proposals to present to Harlan. Harlan plans to carefully explain any problems that might arise in the minds of the market milk pro ducing dairymen. announced yesterday. ----------- •------------ ASHLAND GETS ASHLAND HIGH QUINT NATURAL GAS WILL PLAY PELICANS Coach Don Faber’s Ashland High Announcement was made this SchoaFquint will journey to Klam week by J. B. Brault, general ath Falls today for a cup play-off manager of the Southern Oregon with the High Pelicans of that Gas corporation, that petroleum city. The game, a conference tilt, natural gas will soon be available will be played in the high school to the cities served by this public gym there. Tonight’s game may decide per utility, Medford, Ashland, Grants manent possession of a district Pass and Roseburg. Klamath and Ashland Construction work is to begin cup trophy, won temporary possession immediately in the city of Ash having while Medford has land, upon the arrival of D. E. of it twice, its keep one season. Win York, vice-president of the com earned ning of the cup for the third pany in charge of construction. season carries with it permanent Having installed a number of possession and Don's boys're doped these services throughout the to come out of the fray as they state of California with great suc have been coming out of such en cess. Mr. York contemplates this counters with almost no exception --------- •--------- - new project with complete confi this season, winning 15 out of 16 The average man will seldom dence and the assurance that it games. Scotch version, with reverse be inclined to depend on his own will fill a long felt need in south Last week-end, after Medford English: “A penny earned is a resources while he thinks he can ern Oregon. defeated the fast Shasta City bas penny saved.”—Weston Leader. on Uncle Sam's.—Weston Leader. In addition to the extensive keteers by two points, tile Ash- construction work involved in the land men downed the Californians new distribution system, the cor 54-17 in one of their fastest ex poration plans to lay new mains hibitions this season. A large wherever popular demand for this group of followers is expected to convenient service may warrant, make the drive to Klamath this evening for the game. throughout the territory. This will make it possible for all to enjoy the many advantages of this modern fuel. The economy ì V4ILU of natural gas has long been rec ognized. This new distribution *7A VYASri- system brings with it all the ad 'Yo UlZ vantages of "instant heat," in cluding lower rates. Preparations are being made by The first reduction of rates will take place just as soon as each county officials to file tax fore system is completed and thor closure proceedings as required by oughly checked to insure perfect law for unpaid taxes for the years operation. Further reductions may 1928, 1929 and 1930. The list will be expected from time to time, as include the property of approxi the demand for the product in mately twelve hundred persons. Reports coming to the county creases, until a rate-level approx imating natural gas prices has court indicate that there are some taxpayers in the county who are been reached. aware of the fact that the The rate structure will place the not list may include their gas consumer on a profit-sharing foreclosure property, and all taxpayers are basis in proportion to the increas requested to carefully examine ing gross consumption of the pro their tax receipts to determine duct. It is hoped to have the sys whether or not their taxes for the tems completely installed within years indicated are delinquent. If the next three months. the taxpayers' receipts have been This development should prove mislaid the information could be a great inducement for outside in obtained from the sheriff's office dustry to locate in the aforemen or the county clerk's office where tioned localities. It is important a complete list of delinquent taxes that every public-spirited citizen for those years is on file. Immed C c> m ~ A get behind this progressive step, iate attention is necessary. ♦le. which is being taken by the ----------- •----------- OUT Southern Oregon Gas corporation, MINER EMPLOYES SHY A A I ►J and by supporting the industry, FROM SNOWBALL PILES assure the future of our city and all Southern Oregon as an indus That Ashland is a city of homes trial center. and families was impressed firmly ----------- •------------ on members of the Miner staff • To satisfy their curiosity for the early this week. It seems that whereabouts of deer, and whether every boy in town between the coyotes were bothering them, and ages of 7 and 17 dropped into the to do a little skiing besides. H. office seeking a paper route and, L. Claycomb. Freil Taylor and Roy as there were about 40 times as Parr of Ashland spent Tuesday many embryonic carriers as jobs, skidding across snow from Green most of the lads were disappointed. springs mountain down toward Since the small army of youths Copco, Calif., and the Klamath was turned down. Miner employes river country. They reported no have been shying away from snow coyote signs or cat tracks, but banks, believing there are bound plenty of deer, feeding on moss to be some pretty good shots in the snow had brought down. ranks of the jilted boys. By C. M. Payne COUNTY TO TAKE UP TAX ARREARS According to state police, en forcement of foreign license reg ulations will be pushed forth with a vengeance February 1. The first to come under this new order will be drivers of California licensed cars «till using 1934 plates. After February 1, which Is a week from today, drivers of such cars will be required to either purchase California plates for 1935 at $3 a throw, or pungle up $5 for an Oregon license. It is a fore gone conclusion that most all mot orists thus approached will buy California ana spend the differ ence, which is far less than a few years ago. In Oregon, however, there ix no private property tax levied on vehicles as in Califor nia, which makes the total col lection there, aside from gasoline tax, somewhat in excess of the present Oregon fee for operating a passenger vehicle. So, if your license plate is one of the familiar California "yallers,” you’d better start watching for the state police. Following this week's publica tion of the Ashland Store News, a mimeograph shopping guide, its publisher, Art Cooper, will join forces with the South ern Oregon Miner in the adver tising and circulation departments, according to arrangements com pleted this week. Mr. Cooper is well known to Ashland businessmen and resi dents, and will augment the staff of the Miner and help introduce the paper in its new field. Mr. Cooper will assume his new duties Saturday, January 26. I SUCCESS SEEN Howdy, Ashland! | FOR BUILDING Following a week of climbing over type cases, skid LOAN PROJECT ding and grunting and crowbars, electricians, moving BUSINESS MEN TO MEET FED. 1 YALLER TAGS S’MATTER POP TO BE NIPPED Art Cooper Joins Staff of The Miner Number 4 vans, plumbers and carpenters, the Southern Oregon To Meet Tonight at C of C for Election Officers Miner has connived to assemble enough type and ink and Directors and paper from the hysteria to issue its first edition as an Ashland newspaper. Success was assured yesterday Last Saturday The Jacksonville Miner pulled stakes, for formation of a federal building loan association for Ashland, called on the Whittle boys and all the strong men in and according to chamber of commerce Ashland and underwent a transformation which, we officials and businessmen who have sponsoring the move. About hope, will work to the ultimate benefit of both the been 20 interested Ashlanders met for paper and the town it will try darned hard to serve. luncheon Thursday noon at the Ashland hotel, at which time G. A. And, chiefly because the snow didn’t get any deeper, Moore, field organizer for the ' here we are. northwest area for the Federal Loan bank board, was the The Miner, established a little over three years ago Home main speaker. in Jacksonville, expanded and grew till it felt an ap Purpose of the organization of a prenticeship had been served which qualified the paper federal building and loan associa was explained, and it was for a larger field. After some inquiry, cogitation and tion pointed out that Ashlanders would A special dinner meeting of the Ashland Business Men's associa the flip of a plug nickel we took our printing press and be given a more liberal loan serv tion is being arranged for Friday Intertype by the horns and decided that the city of ice if the project is completed. The evening, February 1, to be held at Ashland had room for a weekly newspaper, and we association would grant mortgages on long-time contracts, would re the Lithia hotel starting at 7:30 finance loans and supply funds for o'clock. were quite certain the Miner had room for Ashland. new construction. Special topics and discussions of But, more seriously, there were several consider The association is to be formed Interest to Ashland business men will concern the Lithia springs, ations which influenced the Miner’s decision to move through stock subscription, mem amusements, athletics, the HOLC to Ashland. Foremost reason was that we have been bers buying shares at par of $100. For each dollar so subscribed, the and other subjects Music for the • ■veiling will be furnished by Law convinced a weekly newspaper here could justify its federal government will contrib ute three toward a loan fund which rence Hubert. All business and professional existence if it would properly serve the community. will be restricted to within a 50- men of the city are invited and Too, Ashland lacked a balance for her presentation of miie radius of Ashland. Stock sub former members of the Lithlans, problems and issues; was without an organ to give scribers will come under federal in surance, according to an outline of whether in the above classifica the association, and their subscrip tions or not. arc urgently request the “other side.” tions would be guaranteed up to ed to be present A good attend However, we don ’ t want anyone to get the idea the $5000, same as bank deposits. ance Is expected and reservations Miner is basing its foundation on being an “opposition” Gordon McCracken, secretary of .should be made early. newspaper. Far from that. It is our intention to sell the Ashland Chamber of Com merce, said last night indications Sheriff Syd Brown the paper purely on its own merits. We believe the were that enough stock would soon pledged to assure advantages of Looks in on Jackson Miner can stand on its own feet and endure; that it be an association for home owners County’s Salemites can develop into a community asset, an institution for and builders of this area, and that interest in the plan was growing public service. rapidly. Sheriff Syd I. Brown, while The Miner is here to make friends, to get along with Stockholders already pledged north to Willamette valley where he conferred with other Oregon you. We want to find out what are your likes, your will meet tonight at 1 o’clock” in the chamber of commerce office toy sheriffx and state police heads, dropped into the state peniten dislikes, your needs and your ambitions. The paper elect officers and directors, it was • • • ★ ,4*7 ’/ M MY L. T acl .