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Mail Tribune 100

June 19, 1916

PLAN OPENING OF CRATER LAKE INN BY JUNE 29

H. C. Tuller, who will manage the hotel at Crater Lake the coming season, arrived in Medford Monday with a trained crew of hotel helpers and will leave Tuesday for the lake. He will open the hotel at Anne Springs at once and expects to have the inn in operation by June 29, the day the first party of tourists is scheduled to arrive from the east.

"The hotel will be able to offer first-class accommodations the coming season, for the first time," says Mr. Tuller. "The building is now complete and well furnished. Heavy bookings for tourists have already been made, and we expect double the number of guests that we had in 1915."

Word from the lake is to the effect that the snow is melting rapidly. Thursday there was but three feet depth at headquarters, and most of this has gone since.

Park Supervisor Will G. Steel and Court Hall left Monday with a crew of men to work on the roads, where the road men will being clearing away the small trees and snowdrifts that obstruct the road from the government camp to the rim of the lake. As the cars can now reach a point within five miles of the rim, it is expected that regular service to the lake will be in operation by the 29th of this month.

Engineer Goodwin of the United States army, who has charge of the highway improvement, passed through Medford last Thursday en route to the lake. The war department has asked for $100,000 to pave highways the coming year, and the amount allowed will determine the quantity of work to be accomplished.

ASHLAND AND VICINITY

  • On Saturday a large delegation of Knights Templar from territory extending from Hood River to Grants Pass, went south, bound for Los Angeles.
  • Rev. A. R. Blackstone, pastor of the Baptist church, was elected secretary for the Rogue River Valley Ministerial association at its recent convention in Gold Hill. M. T. Wire of Grants Pass is president and Harry Tucker of Medford vice-president.