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Mail Tribune 100, Oct. 20, 1921

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

Oct. 20, 1921


At Meeting Last Night First Definite Step is Taken Toward Establishing Country Club — Committees to Report at Future Meeting.

The first step toward the establishment of a golf club in Medford was taken at the public library last night when on motion of Attorney O. C. Boggs, Mayor Gates as chairman appointed the following committees to throughly investigate the situation and report at a subsequent meeting:

Finance and organization: T. E. Daniels, chairman, Col. Gordon Voorhies, George Collins, Wm. G. Tait, and Vernon Vawter.

Location and grounds: H. Chandler Egan, chairman, R. H. McCurdy, Delroy Getchell, Dr. J. J. Emmens and Ralph Cowgill.

These committees will start work at once and it is expected their report will be ready within a week or ten days perhaps before.

Over fifty people attended the meeting, both men and women, and after Mayor Gates outlined the benefits of such a club, particularly as an asset to the city in the way of attracting tourists and future residents from the east and middle west, he asked for an expression of opinion from the audience, and approval of a country club was unanimous.

Many spoke in favor of the project and H. Chandler Egan outlined the prospective cost, and answered a number of questions. Mr. Egan laid particular stress upon the desirability of putting in a good course, maintaining that a poor course would be worse than nothing as it would send the visiting golfer away, disgusted, a knocker of the place rather than a booster.


One of the largest deer ever shot in southern Oregon or in the state, so far as can be learned, was bagged recently in Klamath County by Sidney Smith, while he was on a hunting trip with V. J. Emerick and George Barnum. Although Mr. Smith is reluctant to state the weight and size of the prize several old hunters and men of experience have judged that it would weigh 350 pounds when dressed and George Barnum says that he and Mr. Smith were unable to lift it into the car after it had been killed.

The animal was one of the mule tail variety. Earlier in the season Klamath Falls hunters bagged on weighing 250 pounds and that was considered unusually large.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com