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Mail Tribune 100, Oct. 10, 1919

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

Oct. 10, 1919

ELKS CARNIVAL OPENS WITH A BANG AT NATATORIUM

The Elks carnival opened with a bang last night. The large hall of the Natatorium was thronged with crowds of merry-makers who came early and stayed late.

The big dance was a center of attraction with Launcpach’s famous jazz orchestra providing the latest in popular music. Many attractive booths about the hall attracted the crowds with their alluring displays of novelties. All manner of merchandise was taken home, ranging from kewpie dolls to live goats.

Tonight and tomorrow dancing will begin at 8 p.m. and hold sway till early morn. Everyone is looking forward to big times these last two nights of the carnival.

BROWN AMUSEMENT CO. HERE OCT. 20TH

Brown’s Amusement company who have been granted license to present their carnival attractions, will present them to the amusement going public of Medford for one week starting Monday, Oct. 20. It will be the first appearance of this company in Medford, and at present they are presenting their attractions at the American Legion celebrations in Springfield, Oregon, and will come from there direct to Medford.

Among the features are a “Hawaiian Village,” “California Cabaret,” “Gordon’s Wonderland,” a musical comedy entitled “The Girl From Over There,” a “Strange Girl,” Burgin’s “Circus Side Show,” “Slocum’s Miracle Show,” a merry-go-round and Ferris wheel.

The shows are all clean and meritorious, and can be visited with the satisfaction that nothing is seen or done that is in the least bit liable to offend anyone.

DR. RICHTER WILL SPEAK IN J’VILLE

The women and girls of Jacksonville are very fortunate in being able to hear the series of lectures given there Tuesday, October 14th, by Dr. Louise M. Richter, under the auspices of the Oregon Social Hygiene Society.

Dr. Richter was formerly official speaker for the section on women’s work for the U. S. government. She has had many years experience with the government.

It was only by the special help of the Oregon Social Hygiene society which pays all expenses that they are able to hear her in the high school assembly hall Tuesday at 8 p.m.

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