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Mail Tribune 100, April 26, 1919

The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago.

April 26, 1919


— E. V. Carter of Ashland Largely Responsible for Rose Festival Flyers Giving Exhibition in Valley En Route to Portland in Early Part of June —

Thanks to the efforts of E. V. Carter of Ashland, there will be an aeroplane exhibition in the valley in June. Originally the flight from Mather Field to Portland of a fleet of planes to mark the opening of the Rose Festival in Portland, June 11-13, was scheduled to leave out Jackson county entirely, Grants Pass being the only place mentioned in Southern Oregon. Mr. Carter while in Portland recently, brought the matter to the attention of Lieutenant Colonel T. W. Hammond, a Jackson county boy, brother of Mrs. Charles Young and Robert Hammond of Medford. Colonel Hammond thereupon took up the question with Colonel Milton F. Davis, director of air service, himself a former Oregon boy from Polk county. Davis was enthusiastic in favor of giving every possible district in the state a view of the planes and said he himself would make a flight if possible, and make a landing on the Davis ranch in Polk county where he would eat lunch.

The following telegram from the Rose Festival committee in Portland announces the perfection of the plan:

Mail Tribune, Medford, Ore.:

Final arrangements for airplane flight from Mather Field, Sacramento, to Portland as feature of Victory Rose Festival, June 11, 12 and 13, have been authorized by Colonel Milton F. Davis of air service, United States army, through efforts of Victory Festival committee and Aero club of Oregon. Colonel Miller has urged commander of Mather Field to arrange for exhibitions in your city. Exhibitions at Ashland, Medford, Roseburg, Eugene and Salem is word sent by Colonel Davis in letter of authorization. Fleet will include J N-4-H planes as well as several DeHaviland planes which are equipped with Liberty motors and were used by Americans on battle field in France. Trial flight in advance of big flight probable.


Director Publicity Victory Rose Festival Association.

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