Mail Tribune 100: January 3, 1913

Councilman J.W. Mitchell filed his intention to run for re-election from the first ward with Recorder Foss today. He is the first to announce for the position, though next Tuesday is the last day for filing for the position. The closing days will bring out others.

There is little outward show of interest in the city election January 13. Councilman Millar and Stewart against recall petitions, having been filed, are making a quiet but busy campaign in the second and third wards and have lieutenants on the firing lines.

With six aspirants for the recordership, meaning a split vote, the race promises to be close with Elmer Foss, incumbent, and "Dad" Dunlop favorites. The other four candidates are busy.

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The Medford-Grants Pass football game played New Year's Day at Grants Pass between the high school teams of the two cities resulted in a tie — neither team scoring.

Grants Pass was penalized some 60 yards to Medford's 20. The Grants Pass lineup follows: Center, Dunford, Cramer; guards, Carner, Bixby; ends, Webb, Morey; quarter, Harvey, Cornell; fullback, Moore; halves, Williams, Spalding. Medford's lineup included Hill, Phillips, E. Ashcraft and P. Ashcraft in the backfield, and Leonard, Radcliff, Haynes, Pelouse, McDonald, Stewart, Merrick and Brown in the line.

Following the game, which was unusually short, a second game was played for the benefit of the spectators, under improvised rules resulting in a touchdown for Medford. It was decided by the two teams before playing that this game should count for nothing in deciding the winners of the day, as it was not played under the rules.


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