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Mail Tribune 100, May 7, 1921, continued

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

May 7, 1921, continued


Medford is fortunate that they are to have an opportunity to hear Edwin Markham on the occasion (of) this coming visit to his home state of Oregon. He will appear at the high school auditorium on Tuesday evening, May 10th.

A native of Oregon, and a graduate of two western colleges, this veteran poet has the comrade spirit of Walt Whitman. He wrote verses even in his boyhood days and in early life worked at farming, blacksmithing, ranching and school teaching. Preeminently a man of the people, he is today a foremost exponent of all that is highest and noblest in the domain of literature.

It has been said that Markham, without his own hard and rough experience with real life in California and Oregon, could never have voiced the passionate plea for humanity that makes “The Man With the Hoe” that most memorable poem of our day!


The question as to whether the business men of Medford were back of the movement of improved facilities at Crater Lake was placed squarely before them at meeting held yesterday afternoon at the city hall. The Chamber of Commerce Crater Lake committee had been successful in selling but $3,500 stock of the Crater Lake National Park Co., out of the total amount of $7,000, which Medford citizens were expected to subscribe.

After having the proposition placed squarely before them, approximately $1,000 of the stock was subscribed yesterday and assurances given the committee that an effort would be made to assist them next week to sell the entire balance ($2,500) to the business interests here.

The Crater Lake National Park Co. was capitalized at $40,000 and one-half of its stock is being offered for sale. The business men of Portland have subscribed $12,000. Governor Olcott has taken $1,000. As Medford had claimed Crater Lake as her prized possession, the Portland men said, you raise the balance in Medford and run it this year. Under these conditions, Medford cannot afford to fail. V. H. Vawter and George T. Collins have accepted the responsibility to maintain Medford’s good name and have employed Carl Tengwald as manager and Seely Hall as director of transportation, both experienced men whom the people of Medford must back to the fullest extent.


The entire Pacific highway from Eugene to Grants Pass is under contract for grading and paving with most of the work scheduled for the summer, says Linn Nesmith, superintendent for the Warren Construction Company, who has returned from Roseburg where he spent several days. Much of the construction work is now under way, says Nesmith, who predicts that the highway will be greatly torn up during the summer months. — Eugene Messenger.


Chas. Mulholland failed to appear in Justice Taylor’s court Friday afternoon to enter a plea to the charge of driving an auto while intoxicated, and it is claimed has fled from the city, as he feared a jail sentence would be imposed on him. He had previously pleaded guilty to intoxication in this same court, following the joyride wreck of his car recently in which several persons were injured and had been fined $25 and costs.


The Ten Oaks Ranch, known as the Bagley ranch at Rogue River, has been sold by the First National Bank of Ashland to L. Davis and Roy Huggins of Grants Pass. This is considered one of the finest fruit and alfalfa ranches in the Rouge River valley.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com