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Mail Tribune 100, Sept. 29, 1922

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

Sept. 29, 1922

SNOW AT CRATER LAKE SEASON TO CLOSE SATURDAY

The Crater Lake season, which officially closes Sunday, October 1, will come to an end tomorrow with the closing of the lodge, and the coming of all its crew of employees to the city on the stages tomorrow afternoon, except a caretaker to have charge of the building during the winter season. The patronage has been light at the lake for the past week or more.

The news was received in the city today that six inches of snow had fallen at the lake yesterday, and four inches of snow on Thursday. However, the snow does not last very long at the lake at this time of year, but leaves things rather sloppy, which is all the more disagreeable because of the fear that more snow is liable to fall at that high altitude at any time.

While the lodge will be left in the hands of a caretaker it is understood the contractor’s crew at work on building the new wing of the lodge, and Superintendent Alex Sparrow and his force will remain at Crater Lake until the deep snow drives them out, or as long as they can keep their men at work.

The Crater Lake company office in this city will be closed Sunday, and Roy Hill who has been in charge of it all this season, expects to leave for Portland next Monday to work on clearing up company matters at that end and for an indefinite stay.

HIGH SCHOOL IS OVER CROWDED DESKS LACKING

The high school building is so over-crowded that Superintendent of Schools Smith is put to the task daily now of scheming and twisting and adjusting the present facilities of the structure so as to give all the students seeking an education there a housing and means to carry on their studies as a part of the school. The limit of capacity will be reached in the high school building this year, Superintendent Smith declares.

Fourteen of the students were practically homeless yesterday — no desks to store their books and no place to be checked up. This contingency was met by assigning them to temporary quarters in the domestic art department in the basement. A supply of desks has been ordered, and the superintendent and principal will try and find a place for them by readjusting much needed space in the various rooms and making narrower aisles between the present desks. As it is, conditions are so crowded in the high school that outdoor classes are much in vogue when the weather is good.

The total attendance in the high school at present is 420 students, and increase of approximately ten percent over last year — there being between 30 and 40 more students than at this time last year. Many more students will enter by the first of the year, as was the case last year, but the ratio of gain above mentioned will be maintained, according to the school authorities.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com