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Mail Tribune 100, Oct. 15, 1919

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

Oct. 15, 1919


The annually increasing travel to Crater Lake and the exceptionally large travel of this year together with that in view for next season has led Alfred L. Parkhurst, president and general manager of the Crater Lake company which has all the Crater national park concessions from the government to decide to build a new hotel in the park at White Horse this side of the lake to be in readiness for the early travel of next season.

This hotel will be a small one and will be constructed primarily to care for the early tourist travel from California which starts in June, several weeks or a month before the regular opening of the season. The new hotel will be operated at such times the rest of the season as is necessary to take care of the overflow from the big hotel at the rim and the park headquarters hotel accommodations.


Be a true heated, whole hearted American citizen and help to build a suitable home for the homeless, nameless, abandoned American babies in the state of Oregon.

We are glad for the real American citizens in Medford, who are standing by the be-a-brick campaign to raise funds to build a fire-proof nursery for little ones born under the Stars and Stripes, who are calling to us for a home.

The young people are urged to take an active part in this drive. Call at headquarters and get bricks to sell, and register to sell tags on Tag day, Saturday, Oct. 18th. Boys wanted to sell automobile tags. We have gone over the top for the Belgium, French, Italian and Armenian babies, surely we will not do less for the American baby in our midst.

First prize for girl who brings in the most money by Saturday night, gold brooch by Johnson’s Jewelry store.

Second prize: $1.50 box of candy, Sugar Bowl.

Third prize: box of stationary, Rexhall Drug store.

First prize for boy: Signet ring, Ray E. Diamond, Jeweler.

Second prize: $1.50 box of candy, The Shasta.

Third prize: fine pocket knife, Garnett Hardware store.


The city band will provide a novel treat for the Medford public with an “old Folks” concert in the city park at 2:30 o’clock next Sunday afternoon at which nothing will be played except the tunes which were popular with the people forty years ago. While Turner Fifer, the director of the band, announces this as an old folks concert, we’ll all be there, from babies up, to enjoy it.


The work of constructing the large new concrete building of the C. E. Gates Auto company, which will be the future business home of this concern, will be started this month and it is expected that it will be completed and occupied sometime in March. The location is on North Riverside at the corner of Sixth street. The work of tearing down the old dwelling house on the building site, corner of Sixth and Riverside, has already been begun. While the new structure will be of concrete the plan is now being considered of making its exterior facings of tiling.

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