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Mail Tribune 100

Sept. 30, 1915


Governor Willis of Ohio, chief potentate of republican circles in the Buckeye state, and prominently spoken of as a candidate next year for both the presidential and vice-presidential nominations, arrived in Medford Thursday morning and will speak this evening at the city park. This noon, Governor Willis was entertained at luncheon by Mr. and Mrs. Jan Andrews, and this afternoon will be taken over the valley. The gubernatorial party is composed of Mrs. Willis, Private Secretary Jones and wife and Adjutant B.F. Hough of the Ohio national guards.


The Oregon-Utah Sugar Company, capitalized at $100,000, with a bond issue of $500,000, has been incorporated at Salt Lake, the object being to construct a beet sugar factory in the Rogue River valley in time for the 1916 crop. George E. Sanders, head of the Rogue River Public Service corporation, is named as president; Willard Smith, vice-president; Alex Nibley of Portland, secretary and Harold Smoot, son of United States Senator Reed Smoot, and Daniel H. Thomas, directors. Nibley is well known in this city, being here several times last spring with F.S. Bramwell.


ASHLAND, Sept. 30. — Management of the Hotel Oregon in this city has been taken over by J.W. Dobbins of San Francisco. He is a man of wide experience in this line, having managed the Mammoth at Yellowstone Park, the Montana at Anaconda, and for several years was connected with the dining car and hotel department of the Southern Pacific.

Mr. Dobbins enters upon his new duties October 1. In the meantime the lease calls for the entire remodeling of the property next spring, either by new construction or extensive improvements at an expense of from $25,000 to $30,000. This outlay will be in line with a policy of making the house first class in every respect and in keeping with Ashland's development as a springs resort center.

The Oregon is one of the chief landmarks in the southern section of the state, having been erected in the '80s. In constructive features it is extra durable and its location is on a site that is unsurpassed. E.T. Staples is the retiring manager.