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  • April 1, 1914

  • The greatest colored baseball team in the world — the American Giants — who are playing the Portland Colts of the Northwest league at the baseball park this afternoon in the opening game of the season in this section, discovered this morning when they went to get their breakfast that all of the eating houses of th...
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  • The greatest colored baseball team in the world — the American Giants — who are playing the Portland Colts of the Northwest league at the baseball park this afternoon in the opening game of the season in this section, discovered this morning when they went to get their breakfast that all of the eating houses of the city are owned by Southerners, or don't need the money the cash register would show after feeding fourteen colored citizens. No one would serve them.
    After a pow-wow, in which Chick Bowlin of the home guards played the role of mediator, the pork chops were thrown on the different ranges and the athletes relieved of the prospect of starvation.
    The Colored Giants and the Colts arrived this morning in two special cars from the South. Doherty and Williams will be the battery for the Giants and Nick Williams has not announced his battery.
    The Colts and Giants have been playing close, hot games in the South and a good crowd of valley fans will be on hand this afternoon to see one of the best games of the year.
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    The swat the fly campaign, for which the Commercial club offers $31 in prizes for the best swatters in the schools of this city, opened today with a bang, the boys and girls going after the world's greatest carriers of disease germs for the fun and the dollars that are in it. Teachers of the various schools gave the pupils instructions regarding the way to earn the prizes, and much interest is being shown.
    An ordinance providing for the cleaning up of rubbish, garbage and co-operating with the Greater Medford club is an anti-fly campaign.
    J.S. Howard, the father of Medford, says he can remember when it was considered inhuman to kill a fly, and that the boy who did so was scheduled to meet an ignominous death in the gallows, when he grew up.
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