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Mail Tribune 100, March 1, 1919 Continued

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

March 1, 1919, continued


The Medford high basketball finally conquered the hoodoo that has hung over the players since the local season started and last night partially wiped out the sting of the four successive defeats at the hands of Ashland high by defeating the Roseburg high team at the natatorium by 21 to 15. On the same floor last night the Medford high girls team was defeated by the Roseburg high girls’ team in a very close contest by the score of 17 to 16.

The Roseburg boys’ team was defeated at Ashland Friday night by the Ashland team, score 37 to 10, and the Roseburg girls were victorious 18 to 15. Friday afternoon a picked team of boys from Roseburg was defeated by the Central Point team, 18 to 13. The Roseburg boys play again with Ashland tonight and the Roseburg girls play at Grants Pass.


An enthusiastic audience of some 200 persons were present at the splendid musical recital at St. Mary’s academy Thursday evening, February 27. Those who have ever attended any of these recitals are already familiar with the ability of the pupils. We cannot say which numbers excelled, for their diversity of selection and interpretation gave each a setting singularly appropriate. A special feature of the program was a cello solo by Miss Jean Steel. Miss Margaretha Anna Schomisch completed the junior pianoforte course and proved her ability both in duo and solo work. Several of the pupils are working toward these honors, while the Misses Lucile Koontz, Neva Samuels and Jean Steel are continuing their studies to academic graduation in music.

The entire program was rendered from memory and this calls for special commendation in view of the fact that many of the pupils were making their initial appearance in public recital.


All homes and business places will be decorated with flags for Monday’s demonstration in honor of the returned soldiers. It is requested especially that flags decorate the exterior of every home.


To clear up any possible doubts in the minds of the public it is stated that the patriotic party given at the Nat on Monday evening is in honor of every boy and girl who enlisted in Uncle Sam’s service. Everyone should come in uniform if possible and come early. Doors open at 7:30. Not only the citizenry of Medford but of Jackson county are expected to be present as a mark of esteem to the boys and girls and the entire evening is free to all.

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