Feb. 15, 1917
LAMPORT CHARGED WITH SHIPPING LIQUOR
Prosecuting Attorney Roberts file the complaint in justice court late Wednesday afternoon charging Ed Lamport, harness dealer of Medford, with unlawfully bringing liquor into the state. A jury will hear the case Friday at 2 o'clock. E. E. Kelly will appear in behalf of Lamport and Roberts in behalf of the state.
Lamport's house was raided two weeks ago and a quantity of liquor seized and held.
ASHLAND ARMORY PLAYS MEDFORD AT NAT FRIDAY
As a preliminary to the game with the Ashland armory basketball team at the Natatorium Friday night, high school students, headed by the school, will parade through the downtown streets at 4:15 Friday afternoon.
The largest attendance of the season is expected at Friday's game. Ashland will send 60 members of the milita company in addition to a large delegation of town fans. In Medford the sale of tickets has exceeded that for any game of the season.
Millard Grubb, captain of the soldiers, stated yesterday that his team is confident of winning. The loss of the game last Saturday be attributed to the banged-up condition of two of the men and to overconfidence. These defects have been straightened out. "We will train Medford, and trim them bad," is the way he expressed Ashland's feelings.
The Medford team is in the best condition of the year. All the men are in excellent shape, with the exception of Delbert Jones, who had his nose broken in a scrimmage Tuesday night. The local boys who are putting in every afternoon with hard practice are making no predictions as to the outcome of the contest.
Friday night's game is the deciding contest of a series of three games with the Ashland team. The first Ashland won two weeks ago on the Medford floor. The second Medford won last Saturday night on the Ashland floor.