June 11, 1914
June 11, 1914
ASHLAND, June 10. — Twelve hundred and six to 308 was the vote for the $175,000 bond issue to bring the mineral springs into the city park, part of the program to make Ashland one of the greatest watering resorts and tourist cities in America. It followed a vigorous campaign carred on by the Commercial club and newspapers aided by President Sproule and the higher officials of the Southern Pacific.
Ashland went wild with joy as soon as the result was known and the enthusiasm of the people was an exhibition of exuberance never before witnessed here. Automobile parades, firecrackers, bombs and the fiercest noismaking devices ever invented were turned loose and did their worst. The young Chinese Republic went into the parade with their Chinese band, and there were many novelties. The most bloodthirsty and fiendish instrument of pandemonium was an auto truck labeled "Normal School Next," which produced noise enough to wake up the dead.
The work of getting the machinery in motion to force the completion of the plane of the Smith-Emery Chemical Engineering company started today when the council took up the matter of arranging a friendly suit to be brought in the circuit court to bring the legal technicalities into the Oregon supreme court for a decision in order to pave the way for an early selling of the bonds. Smith-Emery company declares the project can be completed in four months. The Southern Pacific has the project ready for its entire Panama Pacific world-wide advertising plans and at least one tourist hotel and a sanitarium will start up with the project itself as well as other lesser enterprises.