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Mail Tribune 100

Dec. 30, 1916, continued

Editor’s note: There was no Dec. 31, 1916, paper.

STATE POULTRY SHOW TO OPEN HERE JANUARY 8

The Southern Oregon Poultry association is rapidly completing arrangements for the Oregon State Poultry association's annual poultry show, to be held in this city during the second week of January, beginning on Monday, January 8. Many requests have been received from many parts of the state for entry blanks from the leading poulterers of Oregon, while southern Oregon promises to make the show a red-letter period in the progress of the poultry industry in this region.

The awards will be made by comparison this year, instead of the score-card method used at the local show last February. Sixty per cent of the entry fees will be dedicated to payment of prizes; 30 per cent for first prize, 20 per cent for second and 10 per cent for third. This also is an innovation in the matter of award payments.

The local association is having made by the Medford Sash & Door company the American Poultry association's standard coops for the reception of the show birds. They will post $675 and will be owned in part by the county for use at the county fairs.

Entries will be closed at midnight January 5. All birds intended either for exhibition or sale must be in the show room on Monday, January 8. B. F. Keeney of Eugene has been engaged to serve as judge. He will begin that work Tuesday morning. The show will be formally opened to the public at noon, January 9. It will continue until Saturday evening, January 13. The Korinek building has been rented for the exhibition. It is large and well lighted. Artificial heat will be supplied.

A meeting of the local association is being held this afternoon to hear committee reports and perfect arrangements.

Prominent poultry people will be in attendance from Portland and other Willamette valley points.