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Mail Tribune 100, Feb. 12, 1920

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

Feb. 12, 1920


One more full line of agriculture implements is being added to Medford by John C. Signor who will represent R. M. Wade & Co., in Jackson county. This addition to Medford brings all the principle well known makes of farm machinery to one district, with Medford the distributing center of agriculture implements in southern Oregon.

The farmers of southern Oregon will have the advantage of selection from large stocks of all the most widely known makes of machinery together with better service on parts, etc.

Mr. Signor is located in the Korinek building and has already several carloads of machinery in stock with others arriving as the season advances. Owing to the enormous floor space, part of the building will be given over to auto storage. Special attention given to farmers who don’t wish to leave their cars in the streets while at theatres, etc. A man will be in attendance till 12 p.m. nights. In addition to farm machinery Mr. Signor will have two makes of trucks and three makes of tractors.

Mr. Thos. I. Temple, manager for Mr. Signor, has had 15 years experience in farm machinery and tractors, like Medford, and hopes they strike oil.


The father and son banquet in honor of Boy Scout week, at the Christian church last night was a huge success, 110 being seated at the banquet table and the feast of chicken pie and all other good things served by the ladies of the church, added much to the success of the occasion.

It was a grand sight to see fathers and sons, also business men of the city with other sons seated at the tables and mingling together.

D. E. Millard, scout master, presided and the following program was heartily entered into by the big and little boys present:

Rev. J. F. Bray offered the invocation. Paul Hanney, the ex-scout master, made a short talk on the growth of the boy scouts in Medford. Talks were also made by Mayor C. E. Gates, J. D. Rickert, Will G. Steel, Ben Sheldon, Superintendent Davenport, “Dad” King, athletic teacher in the schools, W. G. Tait, J. A. Perry, John C. Mann, S. S. Smith, C. M. Kidd and others.

A number of the boy scouts took part in the program, telling of the significance and scope of the boy scout movement, what the necessary requisites are to the different degrees of the scouts and many other interesting features that opened the eyes of the men present.

The history of the American flag by Edward Wold and the demonstration of first aid work to injured people were among the special features of the evening.

The scouts gave a number of yells during the evening and lauded their leader, D. E. Millard.

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