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Mail Tribune 100, June 28, 1919

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

June 28, 1919


Among the earliest tourists of the season to visit Crater lake are Edward L. Wells, head of the Portland weather bureau, and F. L. Kent of Portland, who is in charge in Oregon for the department of agriculture of gathering statistics, who arrived last evening from a visit at the lake Friday. They have been on a tour of the state by auto since June 16, the former inspecting the weather bureau substations and the latter gathering crop information during which they traveled 1,200 miles. Their business here was with County Agent Cate.

Relative to the visit at Crater lake yesterday they stated that they were able to get within a mile and a half of the lake by auto and made the rest of the trip afoot. There is hardly a doubt they said but that the road to the lake will be opened clear to the lodge by July 1st, as crews of men are still hard at work clearing away the snow, but the going will be sloppy for some time thereafter. In places the snow is still banked five feet deep, through which paths have been made.

They report seeing a half dozen other visitors plodding along to the lake. It was Mr. Wells first visit to the great world wonder and he was enthusiastic about the sight. Messrs. Wells and Kent were en route to Klamath Falls and Medford from eastern Oregon when they decided to detour and visit the lake.


The Salvation Army drive in Jackson county for funds will end tonight when the campaign in the entire state ends. Indications were this afternoon that the Medford district, comprising this city and all of the county north from Phoenix, will be about $1,000 shy of its allotted quota, $4,650, and that the county would be about $500 short of its quota. The week’s drive has been in charge of the Elks.

“It is surprising that Jackson county and especially Medford should fail to meet their quotas,” said T. E. Daniels, who has charge of the local campaign for the Elks. The explanation? Why, that’s simple. The people thought that the quota would be so easily reached and over-reached because of the popularity of the Salvation Army, that many of the usually most liberal contributors as well as the non-liberals to the causes of this kind, made small contributions.

The Elks ladies are working hard on the streets today in an effort to greatly decrease the deficiency in this district.

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