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Mail Tribune 100

Dec. 23, 1916, continued

Editor’s note: There was no Dec. 24, 1916, or Dec. 25, 1916, paper.


Preparations are complete for the municipal Christmas tree festivities to be held on the library lawn tonight at 7 o'clock. The big tree has been set up and is trimmed with a multitude of electric lights and holiday decorations. The top is crowned with a mammoth illuminated star.

Candy canes and oranges have been provided for 1,200 children, each child to received two oranges and a cane.

The children will assemble at the Washington school at 6:30, where they will be given each a ticket which will be exchanged after the exercises for a treat. The children will be under the supervision of the teachers of the public schools. Parents with children too small to march in the procession may accompany the children to the school and receive treat tickets.

Promptly at 7 o'clock the children, marching four abreast, will leave the Washington school ground, pass around the tree and take their position to the east of the library, where they will mass for the singing of Christmas music.

The exercise will be opened with a prayer by Rev. Hogg of the Presbyterian church. This will be following by singing under the supervision of Miss Eileen French, superintendent of music in the public schools, after which the evening exercises will be concluded with the passing out of the Christmas treats from the library steps. Parents and children are requested to obtain their tickets at the Washington school as no treats will be given out without tickets.

The prediction of rain and south wind by the weather bureau has apparently shattered the hopes of Medford children for a white Christmas.


  • Plowing in earnest began in this vicinity last week and farmers are getting their land in shape for an early spring seeding and a crew of men and teams are plowing land for sugar beets on the Wykoff and Ray ranches.