Mail Tribune 100, May 21, 1919
The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago.
May 21, 1919
SUMMER WATER REGULATIONS ARE PUT INTO PLACE
Due to the hot weather of the past two days City Water Superintendent Arnspiger because the increased consumption of water in irrigating lawns and gardens lowered the reservoir considerable and consequently decreased the fire pressure, last night decided after consulting with Mayor Gates and the city council to put the annual summer water regulations into effect Thursday, which is much earlier than had been intended. These regulation which are the same as last year, with irrigation hours between 4 a.m. and 11 p.m., are as follows:
“Monday, Wednesday and Friday, on the East side of the streets running north and south, and north side of all streets running east and west.
“Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, on West side of all streets running north and south, and on the south side of all streets running east and west.
“Sunday forenoon on the east side of all streets running north and south, and the north side of all streets running east and west.
“Sunday afternoon on the west side of all streets running north and south, and the south side of all streets running east and west.
“Wasteful use of water or using an open end hose for irrigating will not be permitted.
“Water must be shut off immediately in case of fire alarm, and kept off until fire whistle blows again.
“Do not use a nozzle larger than one-quarter inch in diameter.
“Do not set sprinkler so that is will interfere with traffic on sidewalk.
“Do not have leaky faucets or fixtures on your premises.
“Do not allow water to run to waste down the gutter of streets or alleys.
“Set your sprinkler so that anyone can see that the regulation nozzle is on.
“Violators of the above rules will be punished to the full extent of the law.”
Ford, Maxwell and Chevrolet owners will surely be glad to see the new heavy duty tire put out by the Federal Rubber company. Users of these cars have sometime felt the need of a sturdier tire than the market afforded. This new tire is an extra big one, has five plys of fabric of the best sea island cotton and in all is the sturdiest tire ever made for this class of cars. The C. E. Gates Auto company has just received another shipment and will sell them at the very low price of $20.80.
The fifth annual track and field meet of the Southern Oregon Athletic association will be held Friday on the public school athletic field at Talent. The following schools will compete for the Olympic cup now held by the Phoenix school: Talent, Butte Falls, Jacksonville, Central Point, Gold Hill, Eagle Point, Rogue River and Phoenix. Outside of these events will be field and track events by all the rural schools of Jackson county. There will be 54 athletic contests in all on that day. Admission is free and a very large crowd is expected to be in attendance, from all parts of the county.