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Mail Tribune 100, May 15, 1920

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

May 15, 1920


At a meeting of the stockholders of the Jackson County Fair Association held last evening at the Chamber of Commerce rooms, it was decided to hold a fair this fall. Arrangements to that end will be perfected at a meeting of the board of directors of the fair association which is to be held very shortly.

... The officers selected were that of president, H. L. Walther, and W. H. Gore as treasurer, both re-elected. The selection of vice-presidents and that of a secretary will be delayed until the next board meeting. John H. Carkin is acting secretary, but it will be impossible for him to serve the organization in that capacity this year.

As the fair will be held on the grounds recently purchased by the county for that purpose, the question of salvaging the grandstand, and stock sheds and other building was given consideration and Mr. J. W. Dressler was appointed a committee of one to direst the removal of the buildings from their present location to that of the new grounds.

The most optimistic opinions prevailed among the stockholders of the possibility of holding an exceedingly good fair this fall and they desire the co-operation of every resident of the county to make this one of unusual interest.


Sacramento, Cal., May 15 — Four men entered the home of Thomas Kennedy here last night, told him they were revenue officers and proceeded to load into a waiting automobile his private stock of liquor valued at $1,000. The men then forced Kennedy to accompany them to the city’s outskirts and left him to walk home, where he arrived after midnight.

Prohibition enforcement officers today disclaimed knowledge of the raid and said the men were imposters.


Tomorrow the Elks will have a clean-up day at the picnic grounds of the lodge nine miles north of the city on Rogue river and every Elk who can possibly do so is urged to work at the grounds at least tomorrow forenoon. Earl C. Gaddis is the general in charge and has under his command a dozen captains of teams of workers of seven men each. The time for leaving the Elks club for the picnic ground will be from 8 to 11 a.m., and there will be autos there to transport all Elks who desire to work. Each man will bring his own lunch, but coffee, sugar and cream will be furnished at the grounds for all. Elks will string out to the grounds all day long.

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