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Mail Tribune 100, Dec. 2, 1919

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

Dec. 2, 1919


Casper, Wyo., Dec. 2. — William Carlisle, train robber, escaped last night from a ranch house on LaBonte creek near Glendo, Wyo., by leaping thru a window when a sheriff’s posse was about to enter to arrest him according to a telegram received here today from Glendo.

Carlisle, suffering from a wound in his hand, made no effort to hide his identity.

The posse lost Carlisle’s trail in a heavy snow storm. Sheriff A. S. Roach of Wheatland, in charge, said he expected to capture the bandit within a few hours. The temperature is ten degrees below zero.


Fighting disease is not a charity, it is a community problem demanding self protection and that is why the twelfth annual sale of Christmas seals which will be held thruout the state of Oregon December 1 to 20 inclusive, has such a broad appeal, and gives promise of being the largest and most successful sale yet held.

Jackson county is more keenly alive to its needs in a public health way than ever before, for during the past several months it has been the proud possessor of a public health nurse. It is to establish similar work in other counties of the state and to expand the work in this county that the funds from the sale will be used, 100 percent of all proceeds being kept here in Oregon.

One of the biggest pieces of constructive work for the mothers of Jackson county is the Saturday afternoon classes in home nursing, conducted by the county nurse, Mrs. Florence Lee, where mothers who “want to know” are always welcome to come and learn how to feed, clothe and generally care for their little ones.

“I sometimes wonder if the world is really a better place because I live in it,” said Mrs. Lee, “and then I recount some of my day’s duties and I hope I am doing my bit. There was Margie’s mother whom I found patiently waiting for me to tell her how to prepare some broth for her little girl and to make out a schedule for the baby’s diet. From there I went to one of the schools and spoke to 25 mothers on malnutrition. The next morning I was off to one of the rural schools in the hills. The next morning I inspected all of the children, had little confidential talks with different groups according to their age, and interested the teacher in a more active cooperation in helping the child to form daily health habits in the school.

“Then in the afternoon comes the visiting in the homes, which is quite the most worth while of all the work. I am often discouraged with the number of fathers who are opposed to taking any stock in “them there new fangled idees” and who evidence far more interest in the price of hogs than in the health of his children. I noticed one of these fathers, who althoquite young was wearing glasses, declaring that he had needed them ever since he was a boy, yet he refused to buy any for his own son. I succeeded in impressing him with the gravity of the law of heredity and now his son has the glasses he had neededso long.

“In many of the rural school houses the lighting is so bad that if the native Oregonian was not blessed with good eyesight, the oculists of Oregon would do a far bigger business. As I touched gently the hard lumps on a boy’s neck, I asked him if he had both parents and received the almost invariable answer, “No mother died quite a while ago.” It was a plain case of tuberculosis, for Oregon has a much bigger tuberculosis problem than she dreams of. These are some of the reasons why I hope everybody in Jackson county will buy all the little Christmas seals they can possibly afford.”

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