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Mail Tribune 100, Dec. 6, 1919 Continued

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

Dec. 6, 1919 Continued


Money, money, money! Small wonder that Uncle Sam has been pictured abroad as a venial, sordid, profiteering buzzard, who cares for nothing but the coupons he can clip and the coin he can filch. One of the great American achievements of the war was the blow it gave to this repulsive caricature of our country as a nation of money worshipers, money grabbers and money spenders.

We are something better than that, though in the present storm of reaction, in the recrudescence of a cynical materialism, one’s faith is sometimes shaken. America, as President Wilson has said, is the hope of the world, its fundamental ideals, its faith in a better order, internal and international, its willingness to serve not for others alone, not for self alone, but for the spiritual elevation and social betterment of all mankind, is inextricably bound up in the hearts of its people, is a fundamental thing that in spite of temporary reaction will not die.

“Piffle,” says Senator Sherman. “Sob stuff,” proclaims the coal barons and the coal heavers with their eyes on the paycheck. But from Atlantic to Pacific, from Puget Sound to Tampa Bay, there is something under the vest of the average, common-to-goodness, American citizen, that gives them the lie.


It probably is not generally known that Medford has in her midst one of the really great contraltos in the person of Mrs. Arloine Andrews Scutti. Mrs. Scutti, who was called here by the illness of her father, George Andrews, and has been making her home in Medford, the past six months, is a singer who was born to sing; from her earliest childhood she gave evidence of possessing an unusual voice, her early environment was one calculated to develop her musical nature, reared as she was in a very musical atmosphere. These attributes together with a charming personality, go to make her one of the most delightful of artists.

Mrs. Scutti expects to make Medford her home for a time and it is indeed a great boon to musical circles here to add to an already strong musical colony, one who belongs in the professional field.

Arloine Andrews Scutti will appear here in concert Tuesday evening, December 16th, at the Presbyterian church. She will be assisted by a ladies chorus of 25 voices, directed by Mrs. George Andrews.

Tickets $1.00. On sale at Andrews’ Studio.


The Red Cross drive for the sale of Christmas seals is now on, having been launched yesterday by the nine hundred school children of Medford. Every man, woman and child is expected to buy at least five cents worth of stamps and many more, if possible. Every penny of this money is used to fight the white plague, tuberculosis. The children will make a house to house campaign so be prepared to buy liberally when they call.


While the matter will not be decided until next Tuesday night’s meeting of the Medford school board it is probable that the Christmas vacation of the Medford schools will begin on Friday, Dec. 19, and end on Jan. 5th, the same as the Ashland school.

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