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Mail Tribune 100, Aug. 15, 1921

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

Aug. 15, 1921


Ashland, Aug. 15. — Neptune will reign at the Nat tonight, and the high plunge will be in order, also dashes and splashes, different kinds of races, divers dives and showers; in fact there will be a detailed program of aquatic sports at the “ole swimmin’ hole,” all under competent direction. Men, women, boys and girls will participate for minor prizes represented by gay ribbons. In there contests young folks over 15 will be considered as adults. Beyond the usual admission for swimming, no fees will be charged, and spectators are invited. This will be a veritable “regatta,” with swimmers for contestants instead of yachts.

We have several Annette Kellermans in our midst, and all should be present to note the skill of these experts, vying with Kellerman in establishing at least amateur, instead of professional records. This exhibition in aquatics is given under “Y” auspices, Cash Wood, of the county organization, being director, the intent being to encourage manly and womanly sports. This water carnival will be repeated at Medford, on Friday evening, Aug. 19. In all probability the “Y” unit there will make a note of the competitive schedule here, and will strive to excel in the events open to all comers, neither mermaids or watersprites being barred. Regulation bathing suits are implied, no move yet having been suggested as to censoring these hydro habiliments.


Crater Lake, Ore., Aug. 14.— (Special) The Mazamas leave this morning by auto, going to Medford and catching tonight’s train for Portland. They have thoroughly enjoyed their stay at Crater Lake and have been around the rim, around the lake, up Garfield Peak, down to see the bears, and declare they have done everything there is to do including daily swims in the lake. A group went swimming yesterday morning about 4:30. Another group went over to the Witch’s Pool on the Island for their daily swim. The camp fires at night have been a big feature, but the storm last night was the climax, tho a few of those sleeping out under the trees got wet.

The dust is settled and those coming to the lake in the next few days will enjoy splendid roads.

The lodge was filled last night and today there are 52 expected in one party, the Ad and Rotary clubs.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com