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Mail Tribune 100, April 11, 1922

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April 11, 1922


Two years ago, when the members of the Medford Chamber of Commerce were asked to express their opinions as to what they desired the chamber to undertake, it was found that the sentiment was almost unanimous for improved automobile camp ground facilities.

Since then the standardized automobile camp ground has been developed and an earnest effort has been made by a committee of the chamber for the establishment of such a camp under municipal control but without success.

A condition has developed which will require a careful study and before the directors and the city authorities act, they desire to secure the sentiment of the members of the chamber of commerce and therefore the automobile camp ground has been made the subject for discussion at the forum which will be held at the Medford hotel tomorrow noon.


A good crowd is assured for the Ted Thye, Tom Ray and Johnny Carlson-George Brandon matches to be held at Gold Hill this evening under the auspices of the Gold Hill Boxing commission. Thye and Ray will wrestle to a finish, and if Ray wins he will be matched with Ralph Hand. The first preliminary will be started at 8:30 o’clock. The Gold Hill commission has always given sport-lovers a good bill, and tonight’s menu is no exception.

Considerable interest is manifested in the Johnny Carlson-George Brandon six-round bout. Carlson has been boss of the lightweight division in this section for a long time. Ted Thye guarantees that Brandon will give him a tryout, and if he gets by him, will be in line for some bouts higher up.

A number of lady wrestling fans will be in attendance this evening.


President Harding has issued a proclamation establishing the week of April 16-22 as Forest Protection week, the last day of which is the golden anniversary of Arbor Day. The proclamation requests officers of public instruction of counties, cities and towns and of civic and commercial organizations to unite in though and action for the preservation of our common heritage by planning such educational and instructive exercises as shall bring before the people the disastrous effects of the present waste by forest fires and the need of individual and collective effort to conserve the forests and increase our tree growth for ornament and use.


Mr. and Mrs. Robert Taylor who have spent the winter at Bend with relatives have returned to this city and will remain here until the opening of the Crater Lake season. Mr. Taylor is the man who meets you at the Medford entrance to Crater National park and pastes the little paper sign on your windshield.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com