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Mail Tribune 100, July 12, 1921

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

July 12, 1921


State Game Commission Gives Support to Supt. Berrian — Local Hatchery Declared One of Best in State — Banquet is Held.

That the Butte Falls hatchery is one of the best in the state and will be enlarged, and that Jackson County will be made the center of steelhead propagation in Oregon, were two points brought out by the visit of the state game commission terminating last night at a banquet given at the Hotel Medford and attended by about 100 citizens of Southern Oregon.

In the absence of George Mansfield, president of the Rogue River Fish and Game Protective Association, under whose auspices the banquet was given, T. E. Daniles presided and acted as toastmaster.

I. N. Fleischner of Portland, chairman of the commission, was the first speaker after Mayor Gates delivered a brief welcome on behalf of the city of Medford. Mr. Fleischner expressed the pleasure of the commission at being in southern Oregon and pledged support to local sportsmen. E. V. Carter of Ashland, state representative, spoke for Ashland and emphasized the value of fish and game as a tourist asset in southern Oregon. Blaine Hallock, of Baker, Oregon, spoke officially for the commission and gave an amusing account of the trip through southern Oregon, stressing the good feeling that now exists between the sportsmen and the commission. Col. Kelly, a member of the commission who was introduced as gubernatorial timber, did not refer to politics but told of his early life in Jackson County and how he felt as though he had come home when he entered southern Oregon. Senator Thomas, author of the fish bill, alluded to the end of strife in southern Oregon and paid a tribute to Bert Anderson, Medford’s representative on the state game commission.

Capt. A. E. Burghduff, state game warden, complimented the sportsmen of Jackson County for their fight of several years to help accomplish the segregation of the fish and game — which includes game and game fish — and the commercial fishing. He said good roads and modern transportation are not favorable to wild life and we must pay more attention to constantly restock the streams and replenish the game. He closed by saying the Butte Falls hatchery is one of the best in Oregon and that he favored enlarging and improving the same as rapidly as possible.

M. A. Lynch, member of the commission, complimented the state and especially this county on having a business man like Bert Anderson, who does things, on the board. He also is in love with the Butte Falls hatchery and strong for Supt. Berrian.

... The commission left early this morning for Eugene via Gold Ray dam and Grants Pass.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com