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Mail Tribune 100, Oct. 21, 1919

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

Oct. 21, 1919


Now everybody out for some fun, as the big carnival of Brown’s Amusement company opens tonight at 7:30 o’clock when the lights will be turned on, the kids will begin riding their favorite animals on the carousel, the grown-ups will revolve on the Ferris wheel and the barkers will begin to shout in front of the various attractions. The carnival will show every afternoon and night the rest of the week and close the engagement here Saturday night at midnight.

Among the list of varied attractions the chief one is the musical comedy revue, “Girls From Over There.” Some of the others are the California dance, illusion and Hawaiian shows. On account of the delay in the arrival of its cars the carnival could not get set up Monday in time to open last night, but long before opening time tonight everything will be running in ship shape order.

The Brown Amusement company carnival has been continually showing for the past 46 weeks, and its management is armed with testimonials from all the cities and towns in which it has played all this time testifying to its worth and cleanliness. These testimonials include one from American Legion post of Springfield, Ore., where the carnival showed all last week, signed by the post president, secretary and treasurer, to the effect that the carnival “is a good clean attraction and square in all its dealings.” The Polk County (Ore.) county fair association gave a similar recommendation.


To the Editor: Words are poor things at a time like this when one tries to employ them as a means of expressing the deepest appreciation one is capable of feeling. The generous space given us in your paper and your kind cooperation helped very materially in putting the campaign in Medford for the homeless babies of Oregon over the top. May I thank you for myself, as well as for the little people in whose behalf I have spent this week in Medford.

Thru the columns of your paper may I also express our appreciation to Mayor Gates, the women of St. Mark’s guild, the Greater Medford club, the Parent-Teacher circles, the W. C. T. U. representatives, the council of Mothers, and the different ones who, just as lovers of little children, have so kindly given their time; also to Rev. Boozer, Rev. Spriggs, and Rev. Millard, who also lent their aid, and volunteered their services, not forgetting the Boy Scouts who distributed the advertisingmatter.

With kind memories of, and kind wishes to the people of Medford, yours very sincerely,


Campaign managers, 237 West Tenth street, Medford.

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