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Mail Tribune 100

March 3, 1917

SCHOOL CHILDREN OFFERED PRIZES FOR GOOD ROAD ESSAYS

Medford and Jackson county schools are asked to compete in the state-wide contest for prizes offered by Dr. W. A. Wood of Hillsboro, state senator for Washington county for essays on good roads.

Following are the rules governing the contest:

Contest A — Subject: The benefit accruing to the county in which the writer is a resident from the improvement of the roads described in the $6,000,000 bonding act. For the best argument a first prize of $5. For the second best argument, a prize of $2. There are thirty-six first prizes and thirty-six second prizes in this contest.

Contest B — Subject: The benefit which will accrue to the state at large from the improvement of the roads described in the bonding act. For the best argument, a first prize of $25. For the second best argument, a prize of $15.

Contest C — Subject: The same as contest B. This contest is open only to bona fide students of Oregon high schools. For the best argument written by a high school student a prize of $10.

One person may enter but one contest.

In contest A the author must be a resident of the county whose benefits from the proposed roads are discussed.

Contest B is open to any resident of Oregon who does not participate in either of the other contests.

In contests C and D the argument must discuss the roads proposal from the state-wide standpoint.

No argument in any contest may exceed 200 words.

Writing must appear on but one side of the paper used.

Manuscripts must be written preferably with typewriter or pen and ink.

The name and address of the author must appear in the upper right hand corner of the first page.

Arugments must be submitted without accompanying letters, explanations or other enclosures.