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Mail Tribune 100

June 23, 1917


Mrs. Charles L. Schieffelin, prominent Medford club woman, met with a peculiar accident Saturday forenoon which resulted in the breaking of her right ankle. The break is a bad one and Mrs. Schieffelin will be confined to the Sacred Heart hospital for a long time.

In company with Miss Anna Keellieher, Mrs. Schieffelin was soliciting Red Cross contributions this forenoon and was just walking down the driveway at the home of W. G. Steel on Summit Ave., when her ankle suddenly turned over and broke. She was removed to her home on South Oakdale street where an attempt was made to set the broken ankle.

But the break was so bad that it was deemed advisable to remove the patient to Sacred Heart hospital for the examination of the operation. Drs. Seely and Sterns were the attending physicians.


Colonel George P. Mims, postmaster of Medford, enjoys a unique distinction, for he is the only postmaster in the Oregon naval recruiting district, which takes in all of this state and a large part of Washington and Idaho, who has not asked the government for the $5 fee allowed by the government for each recruit enlisted by him.

This news was brought back to the city the other day by a Medford man who was told of Colonel Mims' unique record while visiting at the navy recruiting headquarters in Portland. At the commencement of the war Postmaster Mims announced that he would not ask for the $5 fee, but would be only too glad to enlist all of the recruits he could obtain.

The local Red Cross chapter, however, will be enriched by about $100 thru Mr. Mims' patriotic financial indifference, for when one of the Red Cross teams called upon him yesterday for his regular subscription and after it had been obtained, he happened to think of the recruiting fees as Sergeant Brooks and Bauer had called his attention only a short time before to the fact that he had not applied for them.