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Mail Tribune 100, March 3, 1920

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

March 3, 1920

RESUME WORK UPON CRATER LAKE ROAD

If the weather continues good work will be resumed next week on the new Crater Lake highway from Prospect northeast to the Crater National park boundary line. C. J. Seymour, the government engineer in charge, who had been spending the winter on other construction jobs in northwest states, arrived here Sunday and left today for Prospect. He says the new highway will be completed in five months.

Brown & Von der Hellen, the contractors will send a crew of men up this week to open the main camp at Union creek and a smaller camp at Mill creek near Prospect, and next week the contractors expect to begin operations with a full crew of men.

ENTHUSIASM AROUSED AT BIG MEETING

***FOOD FOR THOUGHT***

Is Medford doing for the young people the things which the young people have a right to expect?

Are you doing the sort of thing which will keep young people in Medford?

Are you doing the thing which will make, in the next generation, the kind of a city you want; or are you watching your own interests and doing nothing?

Do you ever stop to consider that your city today will be the city of your children tomorrow — after you have passed on?

Will those who are coming on have cause to praise you for having been a useful and valued citizen during the time you enjoyed the good things your town afforded; or will your record be forgotten easily by the citizens of tomorrow?

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The advisory committee composed of ninety-five of Medford’s leading and representative citizens named by the chamber of commerce to serve during the ensuing expansion and reorganization campaign held its first meeting following a luncheon at the Hotel Medford at noon today. Director James E. Gheen in a lucid and interesting manner told the members of the committee the purposes of the campaign, and explained to them the duties they would be expected to discharge in connection with the work that has just been launched.

Following the talk made by Mr. Gheen the committee, at his request, named an executive committee that is to have full, complete and absolute control over the drive that is to be made for 400 members and a working fund or budget of $10,000.

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