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Mail Tribune 100, Oct. 7, 1920

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

Oct. 7, 1920


Senator C. L. McNary arrived in Medford this morning and was the guest of honor at an informal luncheon at the Medford Hotel this noon. The senator is not here on a political mission, but as chairman of the senate irrigation committee is taking this opportunity to personally inspect the irrigation projects in southern Oregon. This afternoon he took a trip with Leonard Carpenter, president of the Medford irrigation district and tomorrow will go over the Talent project with State Senator C. M. Thomas. Senator McNary is in a position to secure government aid for local irrigation projects provided such aid is desired, and considered feasible. Tomorrow the senator will visit Ashland where a luncheon will be given him at noon.

“This is my first visit to Medford in a long time,” said the senator, “and I am glad to be here, and see my many friends. Medford and southern Oregon, have a nation-wide reputation for push and enterprise, and I certainly can see the evidence and results of it. I have always appreciated the support the good people of Jackson county have given me and now I want to see what I can do for them.”

At the luncheon this noon which was well attended, Senator McNary aroused great enthusiasm when he pledged his best efforts as chairman of the reclamation committee to secure government aid to secure an irrigation system in Southern Oregon, which will allow the irrigation of 125,000 acres not producing anything now, much of it on the bench lands, too high for the present system. He also said a government engineer would be here to make a survey within a year, and he pledged his best efforts to see that government lands in Oregon now untaxed either be receded to the state or the government pay the taxes now unjustly lost to the people of the state.


Recently the athletic management of the Medford high school made final arrangements for their 1920 football schedule and have announced it in full. According to this schedule the Medford team will play Klamath Falls at Klamath Falls,October 9, Grants Pass at Grants Pass October 16, Klamath Falls here October 23, Grants Pass here October 30, Ashland here November 13, and Ashland at Ashland on Thanksgiving day.

This is a better schedule than the local high school has been able to arrange for several years. The management has again secured Klamath Falls on their lineup of games which fact has caused general rejoicing among the sport enthusiasts here since Medford has not played a Klamath Falls team for years. The schedule was arranged by Coach Klum, Principal Cambell and Irvine Terrill, student manager.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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