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Mail Tribune 100, May 7, 1920

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

May 7, 1920

MILK LUNCHEON AT MEDFORD HOTEL

Arrangements are completed whereby a number of dishes to be severed at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon tomorrow will be cooked in milk and milk will be the basis of some of the foods to be served. The luncheon will be held at the Medford Hotel at noon and every effort is being made to have it well attended. The Greater Medford club and the Parent-Teacher’s association will be represented by a number of ladies at the luncheon. The campaign for greater consumption of milk for the Medford children is progressing with wonderful success and the same should have the hearty endorsement of the men of the community. The members of the Chamber of Commerce can show their appreciation by attending the luncheon on Saturday noon. Adjournment will be taken promptly at 1:15.

PRIZE CONTESTS IN MILK DRIVE FOR CHILDREN

The children of Medford are keenly interested in the poster making and essay writing contests that are being conducted here in connection with the milk campaign. The Chamber of Commerce has offered prizes for the best poster in each group and for the best essay, also. There will be three groups including: First, the 3rd and 4th grade children; second, the 5th and 6th grade children and third, the 7th and 8th grades. For the best essays, also there will be prizes and for the second choice posters and essays, additional prizes. The awards will be made Saturday.

Grants Pass has made some attractive posters and the young people of Medford have decided to out-do them if possible.

The big parent-teacher meeting was held this afternoon at the public library. Professor Fitts of Oregon Agriculture college spoke on “The Cost of Milk Production.” This was particularly interesting to both producers and consumers. Edith Knight Hill, secretary of the Oregon Dairy Council and for several years editor of the woman’s department of the Oregonian, spoke on “Statewide Child Welfare Work.” Miss Florence Pool, home demonstration agent, who is conducting the milk campaign, spoke on “The Necessity for Milk in the Diet.” Mrs. Maddox presided.

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