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Mail Tribune 100, May 15, 1922

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May 15, 1922


Oregon will try out its new election system for the first time at the primary election Friday — when counting boards will take their place along side the regular boards — but not in Jackson County. The legislature provided for the innovation, to facilitate the counting of votes, but the county court decided not to avail themselves of the privilege, and, besides it would be necessary to hire additional space. The law allows this county six special boards, out of a total of 56, and it is probable they will be used in the November elections. Had the county court been aware that a special recall election was to be held, they would have used the new boards this spring.

Under the special count law, the count starts as soon as 20 votes are case, and keeps pace thus all day, giving the public the result in heavy precincts early.

The new plan will be used in Multnomah County, and all but seven of the other counties of the state.

In the past the primary vote has been from 50 to 60 percent of the total, but with the keenest and bitterest campaign in the history of the state hanging, it is predicted a large vote will be cast.

The outlook is that it will be the first of next week before the results are known in some of the close races in this county.


Ashland, May 15. — The general conception of a stadium is that of a great big amphitheater connected with a one-horse college, and the bigger the stadium the more diminutive the college, the sense being that the annex devoted to athletics completely overshadows the influence of the educational institution with which it is connected. During roundup days we had a sort of stadium, but that went into the discard years ago, being merely a temporary affair. Now Ashland ought to have a real stadium. It needs it, and moreover, has an ideal site for one. If built, it will be disassociated from any roundup feature or school — not even Chautauqua. Whereas big cities invest in auditoriums, Ashland should have a stadium on a municipal basis, large enough to accommodate at least 15,000 people, and knowing ones assert that a natural site is already available, the location being on upper Granite street, right adjacent to the park environment, affording a fine view of the canyon and adjacent hills.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com