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Mail Tribune 100, Aug. 15, 1919 Continued

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

Aug. 15, 1919 Continued


A movement to establish a county library service as provided by a state law passed at the last session of the legislature was held at the Hotel Medford Thursday noon. Nearly every district in the county was represented and sentiment was unanimous in favor of the project which will make it possible for residents of the county to have the benefit of the Medford public library at no expense to themselves and only a slight expense to the county. It is estimated the system can be established for two-tenth of a mill tax which exclusive of Ashland will provide about $5,000. Ashland at present is not interested in joining the work, but will probably do so later.

The advantages of the system are outlined as follows by the committee in charge:

Every resident of the county whose community is taxed for the support of the service is entitled —

To borrow books in person or by mail from the Medford public library.

To borrow a collection of 25 or more books for use in his own home.

To exchange these books as often as he likes.

To free transportation for the books to and from the library.

Every incorporated town in the county is assured —

A library of its own.

A collection of books that is changed frequently so that it does not grow dull.

New books each year in proportion to its share of the county tax.

The right to draw at will upon the 8,000 volumes of the Medford public library as well as the growing collection of books purchased from county funds.

The central library furnishes the books.

Each town furnishes a place to keep them in and someone to look after them.

Several talks were made in favor of the project, Rev. I. Myron Boozer of the Presbyterian church making a particularly convincing appeal. ... In the near future Miss Marvin, state librarian, will visit the various districts of the county and explain the advantages of the system and meanwhile each representative present at the luncheon will see that community committees are appointed in their respective districts to inform the people of the details of the plan.


That was a dandy edition the Medford Tribune issued in honor of the editors visit to southern Oregon. It was printed in a beautiful blue and Ashland and Grants Pass were given credit for being on the map, each with a population of 6,000 souls. Some fine half-tone pictures of Crater Lake were also shown. — Grants Pass Courier


A family of two wants to make arrangement with someone on a ranch for the delivery of butter and eggs each week. Phone 92-J.

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