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Mail Tribune 100, May 19, 1922

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

May 19, 1922


An opportunity is being held out by the federal government at the present time to the young men of Oregon and Washington in the form of the Citizen’s training camp, which will be conducted at Camp Lewis, Wash., this summer from July 27 until August 25.

Lieutenant James F. Powell, who will be at the Hotel Medford for the next two days will receive applications for entry. No special obligation to military service is incurred by attending the camp and no previous military training is necessary.

High school boys above the age of 16 who expect to attend college, are advised to attend, as the intensive training received during the month in camp will be of the utmost value after entry into any state university or college in the country.

Drill, calisthenics, lectures, motion pictures, hikes and training in the use of the U.S. army rifle and pistol on the regulation ranges are included in the program of these camps. Athletic contests between different units are staged outside of training hours. Interesting trips through government institutions are taken and the cadet is taught the fundamentals of infantry, cavalry, artillery, signal corps and air service by competent instructors in the three courses offered.

Comfortable quarters and good wholesome food are provided for the cadets and each weekend from Saturday noon until Monday morning is the cadet’s own time.

The government pays all transportation expenses to and from camp and defrays all expenses while in camp outside of the purchase of personal articles such as cigarettes, candy, toothbrushes, etc.

Young Americans attending these camps will return to school, office and home physically and mentally improved and with a strengthened realization of their personal value and responsibility to their country.

Further information as to the advantages of attending one of these camps may be had by seeing Lieut. Powell at the Hotel Medford.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com