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Mail Tribune 100

July 29, 1916

Editor's note: There was no July 30, 1916, paper.


According to bulletins sent to the local weather office from Portland, Medford may feel the hot wave now sweeping the east and central states next week, though upon reaching the Pacific coast region its effect will be greatly diminished. In the regions now affected the heat is accompanied by a very high humidity, the cause of much of the suffering. However, before reaching the Pacific coast region these hot, damp winds must traverse a great area relatively dry, which will absorb most of the moisture.

Weather maps sent to the local office daily from Portland show that on July 24 the hot wave had not yet touched the Atlantic coast, but was sweeping west from the Bermudas. On the 25th it had penetrated 100 miles inland from the Atlantic seaboard on the north and 150 miles in the south. On the 26th it had reached Nova Scotia on the north and had advanced westerly to Arkansas, the line curving from Arkansas southeasterly to the gulf. On the 27th the front of the heat line was shown on weather maps in the shape of a great bow, the ends being in New York and Louisiana and the center bulging out to the middle of Oklahoma. Today's report shows the wave to have receded at the center to the western part of Arkansas, while in the north it has swept rapidly west to Wisconsin. Further advance is expected in northwestern United States and southern Canada.


  • Steve Masters of Holland is working at the Valley Pride creamery to learn the trade. Mr. Masters intends to superintend a creamery at Holland when he finishes work here.
  • The corn is looking very good in this neighborhood. Fred Offenbacher and J. A. O'Brien both have several acres of flourishing corn. Most of the farmers are binding their grain; while others are cutting hay.