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Mail Tribune 100, Nov. 7, 1919

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

Nov. 7, 1919


Liberty week, November 11 to 15, will be royally celebrated in Medford, by the people of southern Oregon and northern California, and will be an event long to be remembered, as this occasion is celebrated from year to year.

One year ago the people of the world were eagerly watching the world war and especially the part being taken by the soldiers of the United States which aided wonderfully in the signing of the armistice a few days later. We were full of patriotism and proud of “our boys and girls” then and we should show our patriotism has not died out by making this first anniversary a big event.

The merchants of Medford are doing everything possible to aid the Loyal Legion in preparing for Armistice day, Tuesday. Every business house should be handsomely decorated with the stars and stripes, relics of the war and other appropriate articles. All stores, offices, mills, etc., will close at noon and remain closed all day. The Loyal Legion program will occur in the afternoon, full details to be announced later, and big dance at night.

Wednesday and Thursday will be devoted to bargain days and all the stores will offer splendid inducements to the shoppers. If the weather permits there will be a large number of California people present during the week.

In spite of the fact merchandise is hard to get the business houses of Medford have fairly good stocks in all lines and are showing largest lines of novelty goods and staple merchandise.

Special food demonstration by Miss Pool in the forenoon. This will interest all the ladies.

There will be a tractor school Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, under the direction of County Agent Cate.

Friday will be tractor demonstration day and a tract of ground will be secured adjoining Medford and allotments of land made for the different tractor representatives that desire to demonstrate to Oregon and California farmers and fruitgrowers the advantages of their “iron horses.” Those interested should see Mr. Cate at once. This is open for representatives from all over southern Oregon.

It is also desired that all other kinds of farm machinery, trucks, autos and everything else on wheels be shown and take part in the parade with the tractors.

Miss Pool, county home department agent, will give another food demonstration.

Bargains in all the stores.

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