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Mail Tribune 100, Feb. 16, 1922

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Feb. 16, 1922


Through personal canvass in which the Legion Auxiliary units are expected to take an important part, a questionnaire will be placed in the hands of every veteran and soldier whether or not a member of the American Legion within the next twenty days.

This is following in line with action of the legion officials at the recent National Legion conference held at Indianapolis, Ind., at which time decision was made for such a nationwide campaign. By the information the veteran will give in answering its questions, the policy of the legion on many problems affecting the veterans will be formulated. The legion will ascertain the number of wounded or otherwise disabled veterans needing government attention or vocational training.

The campaign will be thorough and of immense benefit to the country, particularly in planning for an organization to handle payment of adjusted compensation. The Legion census will show, almost exactly, how many men prefer various options of the five-fold compensation bill. This census will also enable medical experts to calculate how many men will need treatment and hospitalization in the coming years. The Veteran’s bureau will learn how many men need, are entitled to, and desire to be trained vocationally. The treasury and navy departments will be able to clear up a mass of unfinished business relating to allotments, discharges, bonuses, liberty bonds, etc. George A. Codding, state vice-commander, a member of Medford Post, will have charge of Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath and Lake counties. Each local post in their district will carry out the actual work of taking the census in its community under the direction of Mr. Codding.


Yesterday was the first day since the opening of the “Buy a Tree” campaign that someone from Medford was not on the list as a purchaser of trees. It is desired by the Tree Planting committee of the Fair Association that they be advised by the end of this week as to how many trees are to be ordered planted and therefore those intending to have trees planted should report same by Saturday of this week.

Frank E. Upton of Central Point has asked for two trees to be planted in the name of Upton Bros.

F. E. Furry of Phoenix requests that an American Elm be planted in the name of F. E. Furry family and one in the names of M. Caton and Sybil A. Caton.

A total of 149 trees are now assured, however it is the desire of the committee that a minimum of two hundred be planted this year.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com