March 11, 1914
A mass meeting of the fruit growers of Jackson County is being held at the Library building this afternoon to discuss the resigation of Professor P.J. O'Gara as county pathologist and the appointment of a successor. The following resolutions will be introduced by E.S. Palmer of Central Point:
"Whereas, Jackson County has for the past six years benefited by and enjoyed the services and friendship of Professor P.J. O'Gara; and,
"Whereas, Professor O'Gara is about to leave this community to continue his work in another field,
"Resolved — First, that we, the fruit growers and farmers of the Rogue River valley, are deeply appreciative of the high order of intelligence and tireless energy of the service rendered by him, and of the great benefits derived by us therefrom.
"Second, that we extend to him our hearty good wishes for his continued success and prosperity in his future career.
"Third, that these resolutions be spread upon the minutes of this meeting and an engrossed copy thereof, certified by the secretary be presented to Professor O'Gara."
Chairman Madden of the special blight committee is in receipt of a proposal by Messrs. Scudder and Lewis of the Oregon Agricultural College at Corvallis, both of whom are in the city, whereby the college offers to co-operate with the county in the employment of a pathologist, sharing in the expense to the extent of $2,000 a year. This will be brought before the meeting.
It has been definitely settled that the lectures which Mr. Samuel Hill will deliver Good Roads and the Value of Planting Trees Along the State Highway will take place next Monday at the Page Theater.
The widespread interest in the state highway undertaking calls for the co-operation and support of the women as well as the men in our locality and it is the duty of every club woman and every public spirited citizen and for the honor of Medford that Medford representation at the theater next Monday shows Mr. Hill that we appreciate the value of beautifying our state, as well as the utilitarian value of the land.