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Mail Tribune 100, Feb. 25, 1922 continued

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Feb. 25, 1922 continued

GAME DINNER AT MEDFORD MARCH 1 TO BE BIG EVENT

The Jackson County Game Protective Association is very much to the forefront these days, not only because of its big banquet and meeting March 1st, next Wednesday night, at the Hotel Medford, but because of its initiative movement towards having all the sportsmens clubs and organizations of Oregon meet at Portland on March 13th to form a big state association.

Elaborate arrangements have been completed for the banquet here Wednesday night to which the farmers and stockmen have been specially invited. A feature of the $1 banquet will be the serving of 100 fat Rhode Island chickens, which have been donated for this occasion. Sportsmen from all parts of southern Oregon will be present, as well as several members of the state game commission.

There now seems to be no doubt but that the meeting at Portland to organize the new state association will be attended by representative sportsmen from the various Oregon counties. The movement has the unqualified endorsement of Captain A. E. Burgduff, state game warden, who says:

“This is unquestionably a very laudable undertaking which should receive the support of every true sportsman of Oregon. I believe the old Oregon Sportsmen’s League accomplished a great deal during the first few years of its existence, but because of a delegate system which made it possible for the organization to be controlled by any influence which had an ax to grind, the old association fell by the wayside.

“I am firmly convinced that a new state organization on a county delegate basis would be a success and would eliminate the difficulties which beset the Oregon Sportsmen League. There has never been a time in the history of the state when a state-wide organization was as necessary as it is at the present time.”

The call sent out from here for the Portland meeting reads in part as follows:

“The Jackson County Protective Game Association, after corresponding with other clubs and associations over the state and after securing the approval and cooperation of the state game commission and the state game warden, has reached the conclusion that the time has arrived when a big state association can be successfully organized. Therefore we are sending a call to the sportsmen of every county in the state to select one delegate and one alternate from each county to attend a convention to be held in Portland on March 13th.”

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com