April 25, 1914
The work of the Commercial club to secure an efficient weather service established here is gradually bearing fruit.
Although the club has asked for a regular weather bureau station, and that request has not been granted, the allowance made for this district by the bureau at Washington has been increased from that of a co-operative station to a special station, much as was maintained under Professor O'Gara.
This information was received in a telegram to Forecaster Drake as follows:
"In re-establishing Medford bureau, will not insist on removal of barometers and wind instruments if new observer can continue service with instruments in present location. Give possibilities."
Mr. Drake is proceeding on the idea that when a new pathologist is appointed by the county court the weather work will be placed in his hands, and if such pathologist is not appointed before Mr. Drake is recalled to Portland, an arrangement can be made for leaving the office equipment intact under a guarantee of proper care, pending the pathologist's appointment.
Meantime the club is pushing its request for a regular station with a department man in charge.
ASHLAND, April 25. — County Judge F.L. Tou Velle and County Clerk Gardner were in Ashland on official business yesterday, and the former ran into an experience with Ordinance No. 606 that exercised all the diplomatic skill at his command. Leaving his high-power machine in the forbidden section of the Holy City when he returned a polite note that might have been written by John Bassett Moore or Nelson O'Shaughnessy saluted the head of the county government with an invitation to call alt the office of the chief of the police.
"The dignity of the city," declared Chief Porter, had been disturbed and the official forms of salutations, reverence and decency usual among the most sober people must now be conformed with by striking the colors."
Colonel Tou Velle met the diplomatic situation with a parley boo that his Parisian great grandfather would have viewed with gusto and delight, entering the suggestion of official business, being in the city officially, promising never to leave town and 'never come back,' and as a last resort offered as a hostage his charge d'affairs.