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Mail Tribune 100, Jan. 25, 1922

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

Jan. 25, 1922


Ashland, Jan. 25. — As understudy of the council, the city engineer has made a very comprehensive report on eligible sites for reservoir throughout the Ashland creek watershed, both forks of the brook being involved, in addition to what is termed an ideal location up nearer the mountain summit. The one desirable spot affording a supply on a 25,000,000 gallon basis, is located on the east fork, the estimates for construction of which imply an outlay of from $75,000 to $100,000. The greatest quantity, however, which would be available — say 100,000,000 gallons for instance, is represented by a depressed plateau at the headwaters of west fork, between Mounts Ashland and Wagner, at an elevation of 6,000 feet. The city system might not lead direct to this big reservoir, but its contents could be held in reserve to supplement the lower basins as occasion requires. All of these improvements contemplate dams, lesser or greater in proportions. This report is an interesting one, devoid of technicalities, the information supplied being direct and instructive.


The Craters staged an eruption last evening that for entertainment and educational features has never been equaled by an organization of similar nature. An orchestra, consisting of E. F. Peck, Herb Alford and E. M. Roberts, opened up the program and during the dinner the song leader, Paul McDonald, had the Craters going on the “Bells of Hell” and “I’m a Little Medford Flower” until their throats were parched.

The address of the evening was made by R. W. Ruhl, who in a very interesting manner related his experiences at Washington, D. C., during the disarmament conference.

The eruption last evening was in charge of Craters Larry Mann, Bill Vawter, Ernie Peck and Mac McDonald and they furnished the musical numbers which were a scream. In a very clever manner they introduced a number of guests from Grants Pass in an especially prepared song. Bill Vawter sang a solo number as did Larry Mann ...

A new song was introduced, the title of which is “O Medford — You Medford.” The Craters took to this like ducks to water.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com