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Mail Tribune 100, April 7, 1922

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

April 7, 1922

COAST TO COAST HIKER IN MEDFORD

Bernard Mugler of New York, arrived in town this morning, on a trip afoot around the borders of the United States, and then across the union. He says he is doing it on a $5,000 wager, and is allowed two years to do it. To win he must earn and save $2,000 by working.

So far he has passed through 26 states, leaving New York last September 19. He also must show up at the finish with a letter from all mayor of towns he visits and one from the governor of all states he enters.

REPORT OREGON ELECTRIC LINE TO COME TO MEDFORD

A vague but interesting rumor that the Oregon Electric railway may extend its interurban lines in the Willamette valley to southern Oregon is contained in the following from the Eugene Register of the 5th inst. This is the first time any Willamette valley paper has ever extended the road to this section.

Another rumor in circulation is that the railway company has a crew of surveyors at work in the southern part of Lane County and in the northern part of Douglas, following in general the route selected for the transmission line of the California-Oregon Power company, which is soon to enter the Willamette valley power field by connecting its big hydroelectric plat at Prospect on the Rogue river with the Mountain States Power company’s plant at Springfield. The engineers of the power company have encountered members of a crew at work in the sections who, it is said, leaked the information that they were in the employ of the Oregon Electric Railway company. If this is true, it is taken as an indication that the railway company is seeking a route for an extension of its line to southern Oregon.

H. R. Knight, local agent of the Oregon Electric, said yesterday that he knew nothing of any surveys or crews of engineers in the employ of the company in this part of the state.

LOCAL AND PERSONAL

The A. G. Barnes circus is scheduled for an appearance in this city the first week in May. For 20 years this circus has made a tour of the Pacific coast starting as a dog and pony show. According to the Bill Board Magazine Howe’s Greater London shows will appear in this section the middle of June and in September Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey will come.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com