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Mail Tribune 100, Jan. 24, 1922

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

Jan. 24, 1922

CAMPAIGN TO BUY A TREE FOR FAIR, LAUNCHED

“Buy a tree” for the county fair grounds was a movement started at the meeting of the Scenic Preservation Association, which was held at Phoenix last evening. The tree planting committee of the fair association is being asked to formulate a plan whereby citizens of Jackson County can assist in a systematic tree planting program to beautify the newly acquired grounds.

The committee will at once agree upon the varieties of trees that are to be planted, after which they will secure the quantity price. The next step will be a campaign to get fraternal orders, the different local societies and individuals of the county to purchase either one or more of them to be planted according to a well defined plan which in years to come will add much to the beauty and attractiveness of these community grounds.

A report was made regarding the destruction of the scenic beauties of the Pacific Highway on the Siskiyou mountains. A communication from the governor relative to same was read and John B. Yeon and R. A. Booth of the Oregon State Highway commission sent letters upon the subject. An ownership map of lands along this highway is now being prepared and an appeal by the governor will be made to the owners to preserve the trees immediately adjacent the highway.

The appointment of a committee was authorized to draft a measure for the consideration of the legislature. The legislation sought is similar to that of an eastern state where trees within a certain radius from the roadway cannot be destroyed without the consent of the authorities. Trees along the highway, even though they may be on private property, when destroyed, are an injury to the state and such destruction should be prevented by law.

LOCAL AND PERSONAL

Sheriff C. E. Terrill left last night for Portland where Georg Grigsby, wanted in this city on a bootlegging charge, will be given into his custody by the sheriff of Multnomah County. The sheriff is expected to arrive here with his charge tonight or tomorrow morning.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com