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Mail Tribune 100

Dec. 27, 1917


 Miss Nova Lounsbury, the well-known milliner, whose place of business is in the M. & M. departments store, was taken from her home, 312 South Orange street, at midnight last night to the Medford sanitarium, suffering with a serious case of blood poisoning caused by the bite of a pet cast last Sunday afternoon in her right hand.

Miss Lounsbury was resting comfortably at the sanitarium this afternoon, but Dr. E.H. Porter announced that it would be forty-eight hours yet before it would be known just how serious is her condition. Her many friends are hoping for an early recovery.

The infection from the bite in the hand, which was received while playing with the cat, very soon spread throughout Miss Lounsbury's body. On Monday and Tuesday she was ill in bed, and yesterday she was up and around the house until evening, when she became very ill with fever, chills and other blood poisoning symptoms, and her condition grew worse until at midnight she was removed to the sanitarium.


The alumni will entertain Friday evening in honor of the soldiers and sailors home on holiday furloughs. The affair will be given as a holiday "prom," and bids fair to be one of the best of the alumni informal parties. Owing to the fact that the annual Christmas ball was omitted this year, everyone is looking forward to this Friday to bring forth a pleasing substitute, altho on a more conservative scale.

Excellent music under the direction of Herb Launspael will be a feature of the evening. Piano, banjo, saxophone, xylophone and drums will be among the pieces used. No details will be overlooked in an endeavor to show the soldier boys a good time. Dancing will start at 8:30 p.m. and continue until 12.

The patronesses for this affair will be the following: Mesdames R.L. Wilson, H.L. Walther, Roger S. Bennett, E.R. Pickel, William Badge, M.I. Alford and T.J. Williamson.