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Mail Tribune 100, July 22, 1921

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

July 22, 1921


County Agent Cate, who is proud of his general shape, especially his knock knees, has accepted the stipulation of the women county workers whom he challenged to run a foot race with him at the Farm Bureau picnic tomorrow, that he must wear a skirt in that contest, but balks at their edict that his skirt must be 10 inches from the ground.

“I should have the privilege of wearing my skirt as short as the women do, and it should be like other feminine skirts, close to the knees. I don’t care how wide a skirt they stipulate or how transparent, but I don’t propose to be handicapped by that 10 inches from the ground stuff. I will accept any other wearing apparel changes they demand, and I am even willing for all us contestants to run in bathing suits.


Approval of the sale of 84,000,000 feet of timber in the Crater Lake National Forest Reserve to M. D. Olds of Medford and Sheboygan, Mich., has been made by District Forester George Cecil. The timber includes the finest belt of pine west of the Cascades, and indicates that the Olds interest, at an early date will begin lumbering operations, and construct a sawmill with a larger capacity than any now operating in Southern Oregon. The estimated value of the timber is $260,000, and one of the largest deals of its kind in years in this section. Mr. Olds will be forced by his contract with the government to begin cutting the timber within two years.

The timber is located on Four Bit Creek, and besides yellow pine, has heavy growths of Douglas fir, sugar pine, white pine, and some cedar. The yellow and sugar pine was sold at $3.75 per thousand feet, and the remainder at .75 cents per thousand feet. Owners of timber claims in that section take the sale as a barometer of further timber buys in that section.

Mr. Olds expects to return to Medford soon with his son-in-law, G. L. Buhrman when a definite announcement is expected. Before leaving for the east Mr. Burhrman said if they got the timber they would certainly cut it.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com