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Mail Tribune 100, May 24, 1920

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

May 24, 1920


The federal trade commission will begin hearings in Medford tomorrow on the charges of profiteering against the Utah-Idaho Beet Sugar company. The hearings will be held in the federal building. Alexander Nibley is here as a witness for the company at the hearing and George E. Sanders, of Salt Lake City, formerly of Medford, is one of the government’s witnesses.


This being Forest Protection week, the Chamber of Commerce will take up the subject of protection of our forests against fire. The timber of this locality is of vital interest to the welfare and future prosperity of Medford and therefore it should be considered every man’s duty to help to protect it. It is not realized by man as to the value of forests which are tributary to our city and therefore Captain H. J. Eberly of the Forestry Service has been selected to tell us about our forests and to lead the discussion of this subject by the member of forum of the Chamber of Commerce next Wednesday noon, Holland Hotel cafe.

W. E. Crews, one of the vice-chairmen of the forum will preside and every member of the Chamber of Commerce interested in the lumber industry is expected to be present. A number of guests will be present next Wednesday and a most interesting meeting is looked forward to.


The public is invited to attend the opening of the public library at Central Point, Tuesday from 2 to 5 and from 7 to 9. Ice cream will be served and proceeds used to furnish the library room.


A recent ruling of the treasury department provides that the tax on patent and proprietary medicines, etc., shall be paid on the selling price of each article, and not on the total price of any collection of purchased articles. If a person buys a bottle of perfumery, a tube of tooth paste and a box of cough drops, he pays a certain proportionate tax on each article, not on the aggregate amount of the purchase.

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