Judge Charles L. McNary of the supreme court bench, and Mrs. McNary, Mr. and Mrs. B.P. Boise of Salem, Mrs. Breyman of Salem and her daughters, Mrs. Montgomery and Mrs. Snedicor of Birmingham, Ala., form an automobile party that are stopping at the hotel Medford having come by auto from Salem through Central Oregon, via Crater Lake.
All were much pleased with the trip and the scenery and greatly impressed with Crater Lake. They leave for Salem Tuesday (Aug. 19, 1913).
State Game Warden Finley today formally served notice on the California-Oregon Power Company to construct a second fishway at Gold Ray Dam. The notice was signed by the state game and fish commission, Master Fishwarden Clanton and Mr. Finley.
Only by resorting to the courts can the company avoid complying with the order of the commission, which now requires two fish ladders at every large dam.
Horace Nicholson took a party of game and fish wardens to Big Butte yesterday where inspection was made of fishways recently constructed over dams.
At the hatchery they met Messrs. Finley, O'Malley and others who took moving pictures of fishing scenes on the Rogue. Fish were not biting well, but some good scenes were secured.
Henry O'Malley, superintendent of government hatcheries and Hugh Mitchell, in charge of Rogue River propogation, left Medford today to inspect the racks recently constructed at Rogue River. Regarding the report that the racks were so close together that steelheads could not get through, Mr. O'Malley said:
"We hear the same story every year, yet we find few steelheads held by our operations, and these are placed above the racks. The racks were completed Aug. 9. They are intended only for salmon. The slats are placed 21/2 inches apart, and only an unusually large steelhead would be held by them. To avoid this, however, we have constructed traps that permit all steelheads to pass and there is no reason for complaint.
"The bureau of fisheries cooperates in every possible way with the anglers. The middle river racks are not placed until the summer run is over, and those that cannot go through the rack get above through the traps."