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Mail Tribune 100

August 11, 1917


The eyes of all Pythians in Oregon this week will be centered on the conclave to be held at Crater lake next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Advices already received indicate a very large attendance of knights from all parts of the state and many from northern California.

A load of lumber and other equipment left for the lake this morning, another load will go tomorrow and on Monday several other loads of equipment and the cooking outfit will be taken to the lake.

It is expected that a conclave, which is being held under the auspices of Talisman lodge of Medford, will be patronized and supported locally by all local knights, not only for the good of the order, but also for the advertising that will result for Crater lake, Medford and the valley.

The undertaking is a large one for the local lodge, and taking into consideration the cost to all for entertainment, the 170-mile ride, the trip around the lake, the five meals served on the rim and the ride around the rim as far as completed — all for $10 — the price is very low.

All knights who are in good standing will be allowed to cross the lake to Wizard island when the initiatory work in the knight rank is put on. An orchestra of nine pieces will furnish the music for the occasion. The trail from the rim down to the water's edge has been altered to a more easy grade, as has also the trail up Wizard Isle to the crater.

The engineering corps of the local lodge will leave Sunday morning to prepare the grounds for the camp and initiary work. The main body of local knights will depart early Tuesday morning for the lake.


The splendid result of Paper day last May has encouraged the ladies of the Greater Medford club to make another similarl appeal to the patriotic people of the city to assist them for funds in behalf of the local chapter of the Red Cross. Accordingly, they have designated Tuesday, August 14, as Paper day, and on this day they will mighty drive to gather enough paper for a carload shipment.