January 15, 1914
Fred Miller and Jack Howard, held in the county jail on a charge of burglary, awaiting action of the grand jury, were preparing to saw their way to liberty this morning when two saws filed out of silver dining knives were discovered hidden in their bunks by Sheriff Singler in the regular weekly search. A file has been smuggled in to the pair. They had not begun work on the bars.
Miller and Howard were arrested at Marshfield a month ago for the alleged robbery of a hardware store in Ashland. The sheriff's office said it has no idea who smuggled the file in to the men.
"Swat, swat, swat, the boys and girls are swatting.
Ma and pa are also swatting roun';
Swat, swat, swat, keep right on swatting —
Some day we shall live in flyless town."
The following committee will meet at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the public library to organize a "swat-the-fly" campaign:
Mayor Purdin, Mr. Gates, president, Commercial club; Ben Sheldon, vice-president, Commercial club; Professor O'Gara, county pathologist, Superintendent Collins, superintendent of schools, Dr. Thayer, city health officer, Dr. Hill, food inspector, Professor Wilson, entomologist; Prof. Hodge, entomologist; Mrs. Gore, president, Greater Medford club; Mrs. McKibben, chairman food section; Mrs. Bird, chairman, civics section.
The civics section of the Greater Medford Club will publicly launch a "swat-the-fly" campaign at the public library tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o'clock Dr. Clifton Hodge will make the address on "The Housefly and Other Household Pests." Professor Wilson of the O.A.C. will outline the plan of campaign, and Mrs. E.E. McKibbon of Grants Pass will tell how the city of Muskogee, Okla. was cleaned up of flies in 1912 by the efforts of their civic league, of which she was president.
If you wish to help make Medford and Jackson County flyless, come to this meeting. Every merchant and householder in Medford is urged to attend, if possible.