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Mail Tribune 100, Dec. 3, 1918

The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago.

Dec. 3, 1918


The Southern Oregon Poultry association should receive the support of all the local people of Medford and vicinity. In fact the people of the entire county should be interested in this association and should support it by becoming members to the organization.

There is no animal that produces better food for human beings than the lowly hen. Every farmer and orchardist should have a flock of high egg producing hens, and if these hens are handled properly, a nice profit will be made from them each season.

More attention is being given to poultry these days and a great deal has been learned relative to feeding for egg production and breeding for the same by culling out the non-layers. The association has been instrumental in advancing the best known methods of poultry raising and should be given credit for fostering the interests of the poultry raisers of the country.

The public should respond more liberally for the support of the coming poultry show, which is to be held in Medford on December 19. C. C. C. CATE, County Agent.


November dropped below the average in rainfall, but 2.29 inches of precipitation, including one inch of snow, being recorded, as against 4.26 inches a year ago and an average of 3.75 for the past 25 years. Total rainfall for the season (since Sept. 1), now totals 5.52 inches, 1.66 for Sept., 1.57 for October and 2.29 for November, against a seasonal average of 6.19, making a seasonal deficiency to date of .67 inches. The ground, however, is in excellent condition for plowing and the weather has been ideal for the farmer. December average rainfall is 4.23 inches.

The coldest weather of the month was experienced November 29 when the thermometer fell to 24; the warmest day was the first with a maximum of 63. The mean for the month was 41.5.


A telegram received from New York from Miss Elizabeth Putnam booked to sail today on overseas service, states that at the last moment all sailings were cancelled on cable from France and that no more Red Cross workers in any capacity will be sent abroad. Sometime ago all except hut-workers and ambulance drivers were ordered stopped. She reports that 300 young women, gathered at New York from all parts of the country, are affected by the order.

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