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Mail Tribune 100, May 12, 1920

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

May 12, 1920

IMPROVEMENTS ARE MADE IN FARM BUREAU BUILDING

The sign of fresh paint is in the air around the warehouse home of the Farm Bureau Cooperative Exchange. Blaine Klum is showing his handiwork in placing the bureau’s name in bold letters on their large building. When completed this sign will be visible to people from all parts of the city and with its orange and black background will make a sightly appearance to passengers traveling thru on the Southern Pacific as the building is located on the railroad track at Fourth and Fir streets, at a point which presents a good view to travelers on southbound trains while trains are stopping at the depot.

Another improvement planned which will be taken care of very soon is the erection of a good tie rack on a strip of vacant land adjoining the warehouse. This will be a great convenience to the farmers and is in line with the policy of the bureau to make its offices and warehouse the headquarters for the farmers of the county when in Medford and a place where they can get any information desired.

The bureau has recently closed a deal with the General Chemical company for the sale and distribution of their Orchard Brand Spray materials. These sprays have been handled here for several years by J. A. Perry and have stood the test of time.

BOOZE WAGON WITH ORANGE CAMOUFLAGE CAVORTS ON HIGHWAY

Ontario, Cal., May 12 — Peter Carbone drove a big truck loaded with boxed oranges along the highway near here today. He collided with a wagon occupied by a Mexican family and four of them were hurt, but he drove on; next he struck an automobile driven by Charles J. Haines of Santa Monica, wrecked it, injured Haines and landed his own truck in the ditch.

Officers arrested Carbone. They began to remove the orange crates so they could right the truck and then they discovered eleven barrels, containing 550 gallons of wine, under the oranges.

Carbone faced charges of driving without lights, reckless driving, failing to halt after injuring others, and violating the prohibition enforcement statutes.

SCHOOL SEASON CLOSED, RESSE SCHOOL DISTRICT

Reese Creek, May 10. — Miss Marle Meyers closed a very successful eight months term of school, Friday, May 7th, with a picnic dinner. Quite a number of the patrons and friends of the school bringing their dinner and participating ... After dinner the young people played games while the older people visited.

Miss Meyers expects to return Thursday and Friday for the eighth grade examinations.

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