Feb. 8, 1918
WANT COUNCIL TO PERMIT KEEPING HOGS IN THE CITY
A movement is on foot to persuade the city council to change the city ordinance so as to permit the keeping of hogs in the city. County Agricultural Agent Cate and C.M. McAllister, field agent of the union stockyards at Portland, are at the head of the movement.
"This is a patriotic movement to increase the meat supply," said Mr. Cate today, "and is only to last thru the war. People can keep pigs in the city in a sanitary way. It is just as easy to keep a hog in town, with out the usual attendant odors and disagreeableness, as it is to keep a cow, and we are going to labor with the councilmen this week to have the present ordinance changed. One of the city's banks has agreed to finance any boy who desires to keep a hog."
But there is rough sledding for Mersrs. McAllister and Cate with the city councilmen, who have already informally discussed the proposed change and almost unanimously seem to be against the plan. With the councilmen pigs is pigs, and the keeping of them in the city limits they regard as an unsanitary move.
A number of cities in Oregon have recently let down the bars relating to town raising of hogs, including Grants Pass.
ASHLAND AND VICINITY
Very appropriately the Chautauqua association is securing control of available lots near its new auditorium and the generosity of the heirs of the E.K. Anderson estate has made further enlargement of the Chautauqua grounds possible. The latest accession is the old Park Hotel property, virtually joining the Chautauqua park. This ancient landmark, recently coming into possession of Mrs. Agnes Herndon, has been purchased by the Anderson heirs and deeded to the Chautauqua association, with the understanding that when the building shall have been razed and the grounds parked, a memorial fountain will supplement these other notable improvements. The old hotel was an eyesore on the landscape in that neighborhood, also a menace from an insurance view point.