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Mail Tribune 100, Sept. 16, 1921

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

Sept. 16, 1921


Sixty-one boys and adult leaders from six different communities in the county have attended the county Y. M. C. A. summer camps this season. Some weary miles have been traveled and some lumpy beds have been made but every buddy in the bunch will look with only the keenest pleasure on the experiences and go forward with anticipation to “next year.”

The camps have been so handled that the three-day outings have been no expense. Transportation has been provided and the boys have drawn on the home larder for provisions. Hiking, cooking, swimming, climbing, study, campfire stunts, etc., have made the time all too short.

One of the features of the camps has been the fine spirit of co-operation and ready response to discipline. Cleanliness, so far as consistent with camp life, a liberal use of soap and water at stated times, familiarity with the tooth brush, etc., have been encouraged and, if necessary, insisted upon and net results discovered at inspection each day. The boys understand that this is a regular part of army discipline and as such they sort of glory in the unwonted hardship.

A pleasing feature of the Rogue River camp was the swimming, while the much-coveted objective point of the butte itself. From the summit of this lordly young mountain a fine view of the whole valley was had.

A number of men from Ashland, Talent, Phoenix and Medford by their assistance and use of their autos as well as by their attendance at the camps have aided materially in making them a success.


From the number of tourists and the orchardists from the remote districts of the Rogue River Valley that have visited the Pear Show, the effort of the Medford Chamber of Commerce to promote this undertaking is fully justified. Visitors to the Pear Show have all expressed surprise at the quantity and quality of the pears being shown. The show will be maintained as long as the pears hold up and people desiring to look at them.

Prize pears are now marked with ribbons and all plates have the names of the growers attached. Orders for the prize winners are ready and will be presented to the orchardists at the exhibit room.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com