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Mail Tribune 100, Dec. 24, 1919 Continued

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

Dec. 24, 1919 Continued


Ashland, Dec. 24. — Ashland Post No. 14, American Legion, and company B, Third Oregon infantry, of this city, will merge in giving a Christmas hop at the Natatorium on Thursday night, Dec. 25. Launspach’s originaljazz orchestra of seven pieces will make the welkin ring by way of ideal musical accompaniments. The soldier boys are planning to stage the most pleasing dancing event of the season, and extend a cordial invitation to all. Come and bring your friends. Tickets $1.10, this including war tax. Spectators will have the privilege of witnessing this charming social occasion on a big scale for the small charge of only two bits.


All is in readiness for the community Christmas exercises on the plaza, Wednesday evening, Dec. 24, at 7:30. The big Christmas tree is in place near the Carter fountain and has been decorated in keeping with Christmastide requirements. All are urged to attend and lift up their voices in assisting the chorus of a thousand, more or less, in proclaiming the gladsome holiday refrain.


G. F. Billings, who probably keeps tab on more public men who have visited this locality by virtue of intimate association with them thruChautauqua, church and temperance channels, calls attention to a statement made by Dr. Ira Landrith incident to a visit to Ashland in company with Gov. Hanley of Indiana in 1916, when these notables were campaigning thruout the nation in behalf of prohibition. Dr. Landrith then said that July 4, 1920, would witness the triumph of absolute prohibition thruout the country, or words to this effect, an utterance that, in the light of succeeding and present day events, sounds veritable prophetic; in fact the gifted speaker, active and optimistic as to final results of the struggle must have had a vision as to the inevitable outcome.


The Stainbrook Transfer is running one of the neatest cars in the business, a delivery rig which is screened in like express cars in the big terminals. Moreover, the driver is as handsome and accommodating as the equipment is neat and attractive.

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