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Mail Tribune 100, March 5, 1920

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

March 5, 1920


The Elks lodge at the annual meeting last night in addition to electing officers for the ensuing year, voted to purchase the fifty-foot lot adjoining the Elks temple on which they will build a structure at a probable cost of $7,000 to enlarge the club quarters, and decided to enlist the State Elks association at its annual meeting at Salem next June to take steps to cooperate with the government to save the fast decreasing Elk herds of the Jackson Hole country from extinction.

O. O. Alenderfer is the new exalted ruler of the lodge, and in choosing him the members decided to switch from the nude cranium style of beauty in vogue the past year to the partially [covered]. The Elk still has a couple of hundred hairs left.

The Elks, which the past year during the administration of George T. Collins enjoyed a wonderfully prosperous and growing condition, under the leadership of Mr. Alenderfer look forward to at least a continuation of this and a better record, if that were possible. Two hundred new members were admitted during the 12 months past and much property and improvements were accumulated by the lodge.


Have you sent in a slogan for Medford? If not, do it now. If your suggestion is accepted by the Budget Award Committee to be named by President Vernon H. Vawter, of the chamber of commerce, you will receive $25 in cash. This prize is being offered by the chamber of commerce in conjunction with the American City Bureau.

Something that will be in keeping with the significance of the city of Medford, and its needs — not too long — will be chosen as a slogan for the metropolis of Jackson county.

Act today; don’t wait until tomorrow.

Remember, that procrastination is the thief of time.

Address all suggestions to Slogan Award committee, Chamber of Commerce Campaign, corner Front and Main streets, Medford.

This contest is open to all persons residing in Medford, or in the immediate vicinity.

The winner will be announced at the Civic Dinner, March 22.


It is second nature for Will G. Steel to boost Crater Lake and anything pertaining to that world wonder, hence it was natural for the former Medford man to tell the members of the Eugene chamber of commerce at their weekly luncheon yesterday noon that one of the greatest assets of Eugene is Crater Lake and that to take advantage of its location the citizens of Eugene should work unanimously towards the building of a road from Eugene to Crater Lake to attract tourists. Portland-San Francisco tourists would find the mileage the same by way of Crater Lake, he said.

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