Mail Tribune 100
Nov. 6, 1915
AND LOW! MEDFORD WILL LEAD ALL THE REST FOR DEBT IF THE MEDYNSKI SCHEME PASSES
If the Medynski bonding and bankruptcy scheme carries, Medford will have a greater indebtedness by far than any city in Oregon outside Portland, a greater debt than any other for cities of Southern Oregon, Roseburg, Grants Pass, Ashland and Klamath Falls combined, a greater debt than Roseburg and Eugene combined, a greater debt than Salem, The Dalles and Albany combined, a greater debt than Baker, LaGrande, The Dalles and Roseburg combined.
If the Medynski bonding scheme carries, the per capita debt for every man, woman and child in Medford will be $189 — a greater per capita indebtedness by far than any other city in Oregon — greater than that of Salem and Grants Pass put together.
This colossal debt, with 150 percent additional in interest, must be paid by direct taxation upon the real and personal property in Medford, if the Medynski scheme carries.
What kind of handicap is this to place upon the city?
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
Two of the most noted leaders of the 'anti-saloon' forces in America, Hon. Richard P. Hobson and Edwin I. Stearns, the national lecturer of that organization, will speak at the national prohibition rally to be held at the Page theater Nov. 21, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Admission free. All are welcome.
Putnam J. Long, visiting with relatives in Ashland, is visiting also a day in Medford before his final start for home near Carrollton, Missouri. Mr. Long is delighted with the Rogue River Valley climate, scenery and natural resources.
He cannot understand why we are content to ship into the valley from other districts less favored than ours those things which we can produce at home in such abundance. He has about concluded to return and help us to make up the deficiency in production of home staples.