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Mail Tribune 100

March 23, 1918


This afternoon a rumor spread thru the city that another big bootlegging sensation was being developed and that a number of arrests were to be made by the authorities.

County Prosecutor Roberts when interviewed early this afternoon refused to give out any information but admitted that one arrest had been made on a bootlegging charge and that the arrested man was R. N. Turpin, the well-known North Fir street blacksmith.

The rumor persisted that other arrests were to be made within the next few hours. At the time of going to press, Turpin had not been arraigned in Justice Taylor’s court.


Judge Tou Velle has received the following letter from the state highway engineer announcing the survey of the Green Springs Mountain road and the paving this summer of the Siskiyou grade:

“Hon. F. L. Tou Velle, county Judge, Jacksonville, Or.

“Dear Sir, The state highway commission has recently authorized a permanent location between Klamath Falls and the valley adjacent to Ashland and Medford. An engineering crew will commence this work about the first of next month.

“For your further information, will say that the state highway commission has also approved of the paving of Ashland hill to commence as soon as the grading is completed and somewhat settled. If we can compact this grade sufficiently the work will be started about June 15. Respectfully, HERBERT NUNN, ‘State Highway Engineer.’ ”


Interest runs high and children seem eager to do everything possible to aid the boys at the front.

School Superintendent Ager, who has charge of the junior (Red Cross) work outside of Medford, has recently issued a letter to all junior organizations telling them where to deliver completed articles, and urging upon all schools the necessity of frequent deliveries to their nearest senior auxiliaries where inspection and suggestions will be offered.

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