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Mail Tribune 100, April 15, 1919

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

April 15, 1919


The frost of Monday morning did no commercial damage to the valley’s fruit crop according to County Agricultural Agent Cate, who yesterday afternoon visited various parts of the valley and received reports from all sections. Of course there was costly damage done in some of the low lying orchards, but on the floor of the valley there was none to speak of considering the big crop of all kinds of fruit. It would take several such frosts of similar intensity of affect the crop, in Mr. Cate’s opinion.

There was no frost this morning nor any danger of one as Frost Expert Young predicted early Monday evening. Despite his positive prediction a number of orchardists, notably in the Central Point region, alarmed by Monday morning’s frost, for a time last night feared its repetition. The minimum temperature of this morning was 38.

The orchardists can sleep sweetly tonight, for no frost whatever is in sight, the prediction for tonight and Tuesday being probable showers.


There is a merry time in store for Medford kiddies on next Saturday afternoon. The occasion will be an Easter egg hunt for the little folks of the Medford schools, in the city park at 1 p.m. The Parent-Teacher circle of the Roosevelt school is taking the initiative in the plans for this event and every child in Medford from 3 to 8 years old, is asked to come, and join in an hour of delight. There will be lots and lots of pretty colored Easter eggs temptingly hidden in every nook and cranny, just waiting to be found by the eager eyes of the little folks. The ladies of Roosevelt circle are sparing no efforts to make the event such a happy one that every childish heart will respond to the joyous spirit of the Easter-tide.


Commencing with a monster patriotic parade in Medford at 4:15 Monday afternoon Jackson county’s Victory Liberty loan campaign will be ushered before the public with a burst of enthusiasm.

The Boy Scouts in command of Scout Master P. M. Janney will have charge of the parade, the organization having established a reputation in the past for conducting many successful parades. All of the various organizations in the county are expected to participate and unless their executive officers have already been called upon are requested to communicate with Commander Janney.

Both the Medford City band and the High School band will donate their services to the parade and every scholar in the public schools will be in the line of march.

The returned soldiers and sailors in command of one of the returned officers, will form a separate unit and this feature will give Jackson county people an opportunity of seeing the men of whom everyone is so justly proud.

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