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Mail Tribune 100, May 19, 1921

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

May 19, 1921


There are so many people who can see only so many feet of lumber in the vast forests and figure the rock cragged hills only from the view point of how much building material it would yield and therefore it is the duty of the Scenic Preservation Association to deal entirely with the aesthetic side of the question. This was the theme of an address by Benj. F. Lindas, president of the association, at the Medford Chamber of Commerce forum.

A rising vote of thanks was given President Lindas for the masterly address and it was requested that he permit its publication in order that others may have the pleasure of understanding the importance of scenic preservation.

This generation is too apt to look at everything commercially and without a thought of the injury that is being done to future generations, said Mr. Lindas. A tree to many is looked upon as yielding just so much fire wood and many of them have been chopped down along our highways for that purpose and the scenic resources of the county marred to an alarming extent.

Col. Robt. A. Miller of Portland, was a guest of the forum and in an interesting manner related his boyhood admiration for southern Oregon.

The forum was presided over by Dr. F. G. Carlow and among the out of town guests were W. R. Merrick, Miss Stella M. Merrick of Long Beach, Cal., and Mrs. W. P. Chisum of Santa Anna, Cal.


The Mail Tribune and Geo. A. Hunt & Co. have arranged to give free matinées for children every other Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Page theatre beginning this Saturday with “Mrs. Wiggins of the Cabbage Patch,” a very appropriate film.

The only requirement is that each child clip a coupon from the Mail Tribune and present the same at the door of the Page and they will be admitted free. Remember you must have a coupon.


Twenty-one medical men of the county met at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Stearns Wednesday evening. A permanent organization was formed with the following officers: E. B. Pickel, Medford, president; F. G. Swedenburg, Ashland, vice-president; Wm. W. P. Holt, Medford, secretary-treasurer.

The organization will meet twice a month, the first and third Wednesdays, every third meeting to be in Ashland.

A program committee consisting of Drs. Conroy, Thayer, and Gregg was appointed. A committee to prepare a Jackson County Fee Bill was also appointed with Dr. Hart as chairman. The other members of this committee are Drs. Sweeney, Heckman, Woods and Jarvis.

At the close of the business session refreshments were served by Mrs. Stearns. The next meeting will be at the home of Dr. E. B. Pickel the first Wednesday in June.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com