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Mail Tribune 100, Dec. 15, 1921

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

Dec. 15, 1921


Local fishermen, hunters and campers generally, will be glad to know that the forest service has granted a special use permit to Messrs. James Grieve and Frank Amy for a summer resort for Union Creek. Today three truck loads of timber left Medford for Union Creek to be used by Amy & Grieve in the construction of a modern store, gasoline station, dining hall and a number of small cottages for summer campers. These enterprising gentlemen promise the traveling public first class accommodations next summer.

Union Creek is an ideal summer camp, inside the Crater National Forest and within one and one-half hour’s drive of Crater Lake. The forest service spent approximately $1,200 on Union Creek camp site during the past summer, and hope to make it the most popular camp ground in southern Oregon. Adjoining the camp ground, a large number of lots have been surveyed and staked out for permanent summer residences. Already one summer home has been constructed and owing to the growing popularity of Union Creek, there will undoubtedly be a large colony of local residents established in neat summer cottages of their own construction.


The spirit of the age was reflected at today’s session of the association of county judges and commissioners when President Smith asked those who had never broken the speed laws to stand up. No one arose except Judge White of Columbia County. It developed that Judge While does not own a car. — Portland Journal.

It is only fair to George A. Gardner county judge of Jackson County who is attending the above mentioned convention to state he is sometimes hard of hearing.


A letter written in French was received from Marshal Ferdinand Foch of France this forenoon by Mayor C. E. Gates, addressed “The Mayor of Medford.” The missive it is presumed refers to the general’s recent visit here and the demonstration that was accorded him, but inasmuch as the mayor and editorial and business attaches of the Mail Tribune were excessively busy today no time could be spared to read the letter. It will be published in tomorrow’s issue provided Joe Gagnon or some other former Frenchman wanders into this office.


No man in the world has had so extensively advertised a personality as Lieut.-Commander John Philip Sousa. He and his music have become famous in every part of the globe, and he has long since become an American institution. It is no exaggeration to say that he is known as the greatest band man in history, and his band is recognized as the leading body of instrumentalists in the world. Sousa and his band, numbering nearly 100, have gone and are doing much to promote musical interest, for they present programs containing compositions which would never be heard in many localities if the celebrated leader and his men did not make it possible. There will be several of these numbers produced when Sousa and his band are here on Wednesday, Dec. 21st, at the Page theatre, matinee and night.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com