November 15, 1913

Dr. Alfred Dachnowski, a foreigner by birth, is now professor of botany in the State University of Ohio. He accompanied the photographers on their tour and also acted in the capacity of official interpreter. He will be remembered by the Medford hosts who met him as translating fluently the interesting talks given in German at the University club dinner by Dr. Engler of Berlin, Dr. Tubuef of Munich and Dr. Brockmann of Zurich.

He writes as follows concerning the Medford entertainment.

"Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio., Nov. 10, 1913.

"Professor P.J. O'Gara, Medford, Ore. My dear Mr. O'Gara: I wish it were possible to express to the Medford Commercial Club, the University club and to the people of Medford my own personal appreciation of your hospitality. Your splendid efforts have been the topic of our conversation almost every day of the international phytogenographic excusion after leaving Medford, and the letters which I am now receiving from the individual foreign members of the party still echo it. To everyone of us it was a rare and great pleasure to meet so many ladies and gentlemen of broad-minded personality; genial, courteous, and with capacity and outlook equally as big, massive and magnificent as is the state of Oregon in scenery and natural resources. You and your friends and the people of Medford have left the deepest impression upon us and I thank you most sincerely for the honor of having been your guest.

"With best wishes, I am very truly yours,,

"ALFRED DACHNOWSKI."

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William S. Hammond has been appointed by the U.S. department of agriculture as collaborator for the office of public roads. The duty attached to the office is taking the traffic census on post road No. 1 with an observation station at his residence, South Peach Street, and county road (Stewart avenue).


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