Mrs. E.E. Gore, the first woman ever chosen to serve on the Medford board of education, was elected almost unanimously at the school election yesterday afternoon. Out of the sixty-nine votes cast, sixty-seven were for Mrs. Gore. She succeeds H.C. Kentner, for five years a member of the board who was unwilling to serve again. The senior member, George E. Marshall, will be president of the board until the end of his term.
Mrs. Gore is fitted both by education and experience to be a member of the board. She has taught six years in the schools of Oregon, two of which were at the normal school at Drain and four at the Albany high school. She is a graduate of the normal school at Drain and attended both the Gates college in Nebraska and Columbia University, New York City.
At Gold Ray yesterday 75 employees of the California-Oregon Power Company and their friends from Ashland, Klamath Falls, Yreka and forty from Medford, met for their first annual picnic. A bountiful luncheon had been of course provided, following which a program was given including boat races, hobble races, etc. An exciting feature of the afternoon was the boat race between husky linemen, Grover Darnelle and H.B. Warmoth, and two of the office force, Don Colvig and J.J. Butcher. The linemen walked off with the honors. Mrs. A.B. Cunningham won the ladies egg race, and O.O. Alenderfer got the largest fish in the fishing contest, a trout alleged to be one foot in length.
At 6:30 supper was held and after a stereopticon lecture was give n by H.C. Stoddard, assisted by F.F. Loder and W.H. Searle. W.H. Churchill of Yreka and H.L. Waither of Medford were among the officials of the company that were present.