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Mail Tribune 100, Aug. 6, 1919

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

Aug. 6, 1919

MEDFORD A MODEL CITY SINCE THE BOOZE EMBARGO

Since the war time prohibition act went into force, which shut off the keeping and sale of booze in California, Medford has become a model city as far as sobriety is concerned. Things have been very quiet with the police and sheriff’s office, and only two or three booze arrests have been made, and those were made only a week after the act went into effect.

The city is also very quiet late at night, the police having little to do, whereas formerly many drunks and half-drunks used to come back from Hornbrook and Hilt and raise more or less disturbance. Then the police and sheriff’s force used to spend most of the time night and day looking for bootleggers and watching for drunks.

Last Saturday night several well known orchard employees who had gotten hold of whiskey some place — probably had it in store for an exceptionally dry day — were in the city late and created more or less disturbance for a short time but left town before the night police heard of their presence. This was the first semblance of disorder for weeks.

RAISE MONEY IN CITY FOR WOMEN’S BUILDING U. OF O.

Milk bottles will be placed in a number of businesses housed in Medford to receive your dimes and dollars for the U. of O. women’s building.

The purpose of the building to two-fold. First to provide quarters for the careful system of physical training which every woman student must take. And second, to form a much needed social center.

With 650 girl students at present, the need is obvious. The building is to cost over $200,000. Of this amount $100,000 has been pledged by the last legislature, payable in four $25,000 payments, upon condition that each payment be matched by an equal sum from private subscription. Of this $100,000 to be raised by gifts, $52,000 is now pledged. Mrs. W. T. Vawter and Mrs. A. J. Klocker have the drive in charge.

TEN YEARS AGO TODAY

August 6, 1909. From the Mail Tribune

Circuit Court Judge Hanna this morning issued a temporary injunction restraining the city of Medford from entering upon the property of Mike Hanley on his Little Butte Creek farm. The notice of the injunction came as a complete surprise to City Attorney Neff, who had been promised by the court in the presence of County Clerk W. R. Coleman that he wouldn’t grant such an injunction without first notifying him.

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