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Mail Tribune 100

March 20, 1916


A joint meeting of the Medford Commercial club and Jackson County Business Men's association will be held this (Monday) evening at 8:30 o'clock at the public library to discuss the proposed extension of the Bullis Jacksonville railroad to the Blue Ledge mining district.

The meeting is called at the request of Mr. Bullis by the Commercial club's special committee as the result of a proposal made to the club by Mr. Bullis relative to the voting of bonds by the city of Medford to assist the construction of the railroad.

The meeting is to determine whether negotiations with Mr. Bullis continue or whether the project be abandoned for the present year. It is important that it be well attended and all participate in discussion.


The board of directors of the Farmers & Fruitgrowers league at this special meeting held at the Hotel Medford, March 18th, 1916, there being a full attendance of the board, having with the aid of the best advice obtainable, carefully discussed the whole subject of frost protection in the Rogue River valley do hereby:

Resolve that it is the sense of this board that frost prevention as practiced in the Rogue River valley is beneficial and necessary for the proper protection of the fruit, and be it further

Resolved that the use of smudge oil is the best method known to date for protection from frost, and be it further

Resolved that this board dictates the necessity for the use of smudge oil and undertakes to institute and prosecute most thorough investigation into means and methods of frost protection in the endeavor to find some substitute that will be less obnoxious.


A jolly bunch of young people were entertained at the home of Mrs. Ben H. Lampman Thursday evening at her spacious home on the hill directly north of the depot. While the enjoyment was at its height it was discovered that the car of one of the guests, Lloyd Lance, was missing, but investigation revealed the fact that a practical joker had released the brake and allowed the car to follow its own inclination for about two or three blocks down into town.