July 1, 1913

Everyone should see the Better Babies Show held in the Sparta Building on July Fourth by the Hygiene section of the Greater Medford Club. All mothers are asked to exhibit their babies, and not to bring only the ones which will win a prize.

A committee of doctors, baby specialists and nurses will examine each baby. If the baby has any defect which can be remedied, the committee will tell what to do. Next year mothers may then take a prize with the same baby.

The club believes the Rogue River Valley has the finest babies in the world and desires to find one with a perfect score.

No fee is charged. Score cards will be given to each baby, and a copy will be filed for record by the club.

Every mother should have her baby name among those filed. There are three classes, younger than 1, 2 and 3 years. Prizes are being shown in the window of Martin J. Reddy, the jeweler.


Word has been received here of the death last Friday of W.J. Nichols of Central Point, a forest ranger stationed near Portland. He was killed by accident, a log rolling over him. His wife and parents reside at Central Point, where he was reared. He was well known in Jackson County.


Supervisor M.L. Erickson of the Crater National Forest has returned from a trip of inspection over the new auto road built by the Forestry Bureau as a scenic highway up Ashland Canyon, from the park, three miles to a lower saddle of Mount Ashland, at a cost of $6,000. "This is the finest mountain road in Oregon," states Mr. Erickson, "but I do not think the forestry service will build any more automobile highways. Hereafter, the department will probably confine itself to trails."

It will be remembered that the Forestry Bureau by unfavorable report, killed Senator Chamberlain's bill to improve the Crater Lake Highway in the National Forest, money which was to be allotted outside the forestry bureau's funds, on the ground that auto roads were not needed in forest reserves, and then sanctioned the use of $6,000 of forestry funds for the construction of the Mount Ashland auto road.

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