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Mail Tribune 100, July 1, 1922 continued

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

July 1, 1922 continued

HOW ABOUT THAT GOLF CLUB?

“Have you a golf club?” That is a question at least ninety percent of the Eastern tourists ask a Medford traveler.

It is a safe assertion that at least 50 tourists from Portland alone would spend part of the summer here this year if there were a good nine-hole golf course.

Golf is no longer an exclusive game. When participants are considered it is the national game. With the average well-to-do Easterner looking for a better climate in which to spend his restful years, only places with golf courses are considered.

That his fact is recognized generally can be demonstrated here in Oregon. Medford is the only progressive community of any size in the state without a golf course.

Eugene, Salem, Corvallis, Baker City, Hood River and Roseburg all have golf courses or are now putting them in. Hood River is spending $20,000 for its land alone, and at least $15,000 for laying out the course. Roseburg has a club of 100 members that has raised $20,000.

Medford will soon be hopelessly out of it as a tourist center if a golf club is not established. Not only are the conditions for golf ideal here, but with the fishing and hunting, a golf course would make this part of Oregon truly a Sportsmen’s Paradise.

Some time ago a movement for a golf club was launched, but it apparently has been lost somewhere in the shuffle. It should be revived at once. The way to revive it is to get busy with that subscription list.

TALENT HERD OF COWS MAKES BEST MILK AVERAGE

Two hundred and fourteen cows were tested in the Rogue River association in June, and 43 of these produced more that 40 pounds of butterfat. Rose, owned by E. B. Poyer of Ashland, again heads the list with a record of 1,536 pounds of milk and 75.80 pounds of fat. Beaut, in the herd of Fred Puhl of Medford, is second with 1,383 pounds of milk and 69.15 of fat.

The highest herd average of more than 12 cows is held by R. E. Robinson of Talent, with a production of 864 of milk and 41.83 of fat. The herd of Joseph Sanders of Ashland averaged 760 pounds of milk and 32.25 of fat. The list of 12 cows or under is headed by E. B. Poyer of Ashland with 1,056 pounds of milk and 46.65 of butterfat. F. Puhl is second with 867 of milk and 37.32 of fat.

LOCAL AND PERSONAL

Two grass fires within the last 24 hours were the cause of two trips of the fire department. One of the fires was on West Fourth street about midnight last night, and the other occurred about 11 a.m. today in the vicinity of South Laurel and West Tenth street. No damage was done by either of them. A large grass fire on the vacant lots south of Dakota avenue early last evening attracted many automobiles to that locality and the glare in the sky could be seen for miles. No alarm was turned in however, and nothing was damaged in the blaze.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com