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January 22, 1914

Miss Alma Gould, one of Medford's young ladies who is teaching three and one-half miles south of Jacksonville in District 77, has adopted the novel plan of serving warm luncheons in the school room. During the morning recess the vegetables are prepared for the soup and placed in the stove and at noon the hot dinner is ready. The menu consists of hot soup, cocoa or milk, and sandwiches, and the children supply an equal share. The luncheon is placed on a table ornamented with a white table cloth and supplied with dishes brought from home. The children are thus taught lessons in table etiquette and domestic science at the same time. And the boys are learning to wash dishes, too. There has been no absence or tardiness for the last two months.


News from Ashland and Vicinity:

There were nineteen unemployed cared for at the Fourth Street fire station Monday night. Among the number were two who had come down part of the Willamette Valley with Rimer's army. One was a newspaper reporter out of a job and reports that Mrs. Dorothy Rimer, the leader of the army, is the life and inspiration of the group, and that she is something entirely different than any ordinary woman agitator. He describes her as a college graduate and trained nurse with the tenderest of human sympathies and conscientious in every fiber. She and R.M. Rimer, a salesman, were married somewhere in the east a few months ago and she accompanied him west and when his job finally got away from him they went through the various stages that lead to down right want. The phenomena was interesting to the Rimers and they studied sociological and economic problems and their friends asked them to speak to the unemployed on the streets of Portland. The down-and-outs responded to her words and it was in response to the taunts of critics that they get out of the city and go to the country where they were needed to grub and clear land that the trip through the Wilamette Valley was undertaken. Some of the party wish to go through to California and others wish to remain in Oregon and take their chances until work turns up in the spring.