May 9, 1914
May 9, 1914
The better baby contest, which is under the direction of the department of social hygiene of the Greater Medford Club, will be held through the courtesy of Emil Mohr, in the Holland hotel, May 28 and 29, in connection with the rose show. A most efficient committee is in charge and they wish it impressed on the mothers that every care and comfort will be afforded them and all precaution and convenience for making baby comfortable and happy will be attended to. It is very necessary that the babies be registered before the date of contest in order to avoid confusion. The committee cannot work systematically if rules are not complied with. The registration bureau is Wold's pharmacy, close to the postoffice.
The Medford school board appeared before the school district boundary board, composed of County Superintendent J. Perey Wells and the county court, Friday and petitioned that portions of the Phoenix and Griffin Creek districts be added to the Medford district, which would mean an increase in valuation of $375,000-$300,000 from Phoenix and $75,000 from Griffin Creek.
The petition was denied, all the property holders of the district affected protesting. It would be a heavy increase in taxation. For instance, the Phoenix school tax is 3.5 mills, while the Medford tax is 10 mills. This would have affected orchardists and farmers as far south as the Wortman & Gore orchards and included most of the orchard belt.
W.M. Crowell appeared as attorney for the Medford school board.
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