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Mail Tribune 100, Feb. 28, 1922

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

Feb. 28, 1922

COURT DELAYED, WOMEN JURORS REFUSE TO SERVE

The first case on the calendar for the February term of court was called in the circuit court this morning, but owing to the many declinations of women jurors to serve, and many of the men being flu-bound, it was necessary for the court to adjourn at 10:20 this morning until 1:30, while the sheriff rounded up five new jurors, despite the fact that a special venire of the jurors had been drawn.

The morning was devoted to the securing of a jury for the civil suit of Frank Randley vs. J. C. Cass and Gillie Cass, all of the Applegate, over the purchase of a purebred Hereford bull, named Ross, registered No. 744720, sire Lord Donald, dam Rosie. It is alleged that the bull did not come up to specifications and was defective, and Mr. Randley asks that Mr. Cass take back the bull, refund $105 remitted on the purchase price, and annul a promissory note for the same amount.

The plaintiff is represented by Attorney Gus Newbury, and the defendant by Attorney Frank J. Newman. The trial will take all day.

FISH AND GAME AS LOCAL ASSETS

The Sportsman’s banquet tomorrow night should be largely attended. Heretofore one of our greatest asset has been curiously neglected. There has been plenty of publicity concerning our climate and soil and timber and fruit, but little or no publicity concerning our fish, game and outdoor life, in general.

The creation of a Jackson County sportsman’s league, and the move to form a state wide organization marks a change in policy which deserves every encouragement. We are proud of our luscious pears and big apples, but we should be equally proud of our scrapping steelhead, our majestic salmon, our surrounding wilds, whose deer, bear, quail and grouse abound.

Last fall Jackson County won the sweepstakes at the state fair. The exhibit was a splendid one, but fish and game were not represented. In fact Tillamook county was the only district to make a feature of its assets from a sportsman’s standpoint.

This hint should be followed, and the sportsmen’s organization will no doubt see that in future exhibits, it is followed. Moreover as the country grows, and civilization extends, the value of out-door attractions will increase. Maine capitalizes its fish and game to the tune of millions of dollars every year. There is no reason whey Oregon should not do the same and an active state sportsman’s league would be an invaluable fore in this direction.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com