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About The Evening herald. (Klamath Falls, Or.) 1906-1942 | View Entire Issue (May 17, 1919)
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THE EVENING HERALD, KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON
What Robert E. Strahorn
Agrees to De:
In reply to the request of the Strahorn Railroad Executive
Committee for a statement, the following clear cut reply from
Kobt. E. Strahorn has been received :
Spokane, Wash., May 14, 1919.
"Trustees Strahorn Railroad Terminal Fund,
"Klamath Falls, Oregen:
"As to what citizens of Klamath Falls may rely upon, I beg
to say that in case Klamath Falls raises present Terminal Fund in
hands Trustees Strahorn Railroad Terminal Fund to Fifty Thou
sand Dollars in good, negotiable subscription notes, or part such
subscription in notes and part in cash, and provided that said Trus
tees turn proceeds over to me, my successors or assigns when Stra
horn Railroad shall have been constructed and completed from
Dairy to Sprague River, I agree to secure terminal site in Klamath
Falls and rights of way remaining unsecured between Dairy and
Sprague River, and will commence construction railroad Dairy to
Sprague River and prosecute same to completion. Will also re
lease citizens Klamath Falls from necessity of furnishing right of
way Klamath Falls to Upper Klamath Lake. Having conceded so
much, I must ask that whether in notes or cash the Terminal Fund
must be made surely available without any responsibility for col
lection of notes or other subscriptions on my part
ROBERT E. STRAHORN."
Comment is unnecessary. Mr. Strahorn has more than ful
filled his promises to us in the past. The people of Klam
ath Falls agreed to furnish passenger terminals and rights of way.
This they failed to do. Mr. Strahorn now agrees to release us
from this obligation and all we must do to avail ourselves of his
most advantageous offer is to make subscriptions of $20,000
more to our Terminal Fund to bring the fund to $50,000. With
all the prosperity the Strahorn railroad has brought us and the
immediate increased prosperity that a railroad to Sprague River
will surely bring us, this small amount should be subscribed in one
Committees will call upon our citizens on Monday the 19th.
We are building a greater fabric of industrial prosperity than we
now realize. Subscribe cheerfully and then get ready to take care
of your share of the prosperity sure to follow.
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