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Mail Tribune 100, May 14, 1921, continued

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

May 14, 1921, continued


Accommodations at Crater Lake this year are going to be greatly enlarged and improved. This is the plan of the new Crater Lake Co., and which will be carried out during the month of June, prior to the official opening on July first.

Within a very few days one of the new seventy-five tent bungalows will be temporarily set up on the Southern Pacific right of way opposite the Chamber of Commerce building. It will be fully equipped and will give residents of southern Oregon an opportunity to see the additional accommodations being provided.

Every effort is being made by the Medford Chamber of Commerce Crater Lake committee to see that Crater Lake visitors this year will get the best possible treatment and are provided with comfortable housing facilities.

There are many residents of southern Oregon who have been here some time and have been putting off their visit to Crater Lake. These residents are requested to see Crater lake this year and help this national park, by showing a large attendance, thus being deserving of a large appropriation from the government for further improvements.


W. H. Johnson, former cashier of the Bank of Jacksonville, serving a ten year sentence in the state prison in connection with the failure of the bank, will be returned next week, to appear as a witness at the May term of the circuit court. The grand jury will convene May 16, next Monday, and the petit jury will convene May 23, a week later.

Writing to his attorney, Herbert K. Hanna, Johnson offers no complaint and says he has a room “overlooking the city and the lawn.” He has not yet been assigned to any regular task. He looks forward to his return to Jacksonville as a witness, because of the opportunity it offers his to see his wife and old friends.

Among the cases to be tried at the May term is that of Mrs. Myrtle Blakeley, former county treasurer, charged with malfeasance in office in connection with the failure of the Bank of Jacksonville. Among the witnesses to be called will be, according to plans, Will H. Bennett, former state bank examiner. Mrs. Blakeley was tried a the last term of court, and the jury disagreed.

Another bank case will be that of C. H. Owens former orchardist, now an oil man of Salt Lake City, Utah, charged with an overdraft. The cases of R. D. Hines, former vice president and cashier of the bank, under indictment will also be brought up for action though the trial, due to the interposing of legal technicalities may be delayed until the fall term.

W. F. DeWitt, an Ashland jitney driver, indicted for manslaughter in connection with the death of Mrs. Nona Jennings of this city on the Pacific highway last Christmas eve, near Talent, is also scheduled for trial at the next term, postponed from the February term. DeWitt is at liberty on bonds.

The grand jury which is called to report Monday morning at ten o’clock is composed of the following: J. W. Elden, Lloyd Colver, E. W. Carleton, E. L. Love, P. C. Bigham, A. C. Joy, and Clarence A. Meeker.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com