The humble felis domestica has spread the name of Medford from coast to coast during the past month. That felis domestica, which is another term for cat, does well in this climate and altitude is evidenced by the fact that Medford cats have taken first prizes within a month in Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York City.
The cat that went to New York was sent by Mrs. Paul Janney of Perrydale. It is a Persian cat of the Silver Tabby variety and journeyed across the country with a litter of kittens. The kittens died on the way but Tabby arrived safely and within a few days of her arrival took second prize at a show in the Plaza Hotel. Later she took first prize in two shows over the cat that took first at the Plaza, for Tabby had time to put on a thicker set of furs and fatten up after its long journey. Tabby also took first prize for being the prize winner which had taken the longest journey to the show.
Mrs. Frank Clark of Perrydale won prizes at Portland with her Rogue River Valley Persian cats and Mrs. Fred Renner, a former resident of Medford, has won firsts at Los Angeles and San Francisco.
The Mail Tribune believes that the residents of the city of Medford are overwhelmingly in favor of the retention of E.J. Runyard as market master.
It has faith in people to know what is best for them and it believes that the removal of Mr. Runyard would be a serious setback to the market.
Therefore today it is inaugurating a plan by which every friend of the public market in Medford can come to the market's aid.
Mayor Eifert in his pre-election statement declared that he would bow to the popular will whenever he found that a majority of the people opposed his individual views.
The Mail Tribune is certain that such a condition exists now. Each day sees many friends of the public market in its office voicing support for the market and demanding the retention of Mr. Runyard who made it a success.
Attention of Mayor Eifert has been called to this but still he makes no announcement.
It may be that he does not realize the overwhelming sentiment in the city for the retention of Mr. Runyard.
Therefore the Mail Tribune calls upon the public to come to the assistance of the market and signify their belief and faith in the ability of Mr. Runyard.
Fill out the blank which is published today and either mail or bring it to the Mail Tribune office. It will be presented to the mayor and city council.