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Mail Tribune 100, Aug. 7, 1920

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

Aug. 7, 1920

PAPER SUITS TO BE IMPORTED TO LOWER H. C. L.

Department of Commerce Reports Show More Popular Than Lowly Overalls — In Vogue in Germany — Pair of Pants Will Cost 30 Cents — To Be Displayed in U. S. A.

Washington, Aug. 7. — Paper suits much in vogue in Germany and Austria, soon will make their appearance in the United States and if inquiries to the Department of Commerce can be taken as an indication of the probable demand they may become even more popular in the lower the cost of living campaign than was the lowly overall a short time ago.

Cable orders for samples of the suits have been dispatched by the Department of Commerce it was announced today, and when the samples arrive they will be displayed not only in Washington, but also in the apartment’s district and co-operative offices located in important cities of the country. The department issued this statement:

“This action was taken because of the wide interest created by the publication of a recent dispatch from England that a large quantity of such suits were on display in English stores.

“The Bureau of Domestic and Foreign Commerce has received many inquiries from interested parties in the United States as a result of the publicity given the report. A good number of the inquirers were under the impression that the bureau had a supply on hand. One man asked for fifty. Several ordered from three to ten. Practically all stated the size desired. It is understood that the suits are supposed to retail at about sixty cents each.”

LOCAL BRIEFS

No trace has been found of Fred Colvig’s Hudson Super Six which was stolen from in front of his residence Thursday night about 11 p.m. At the request of the local authorities no publicity was given to the theft in the hope that the car could be more quickly recovered. The car was insured from theft by the McCurdy Insurance company, and Clint McCurdy has been assisting the sheriff and police in tracing clues. The police all along the coast have been notifies but no arrests have been made. The car was the property of the Auto Exchange with which Mr. Colvig is connected. If the Hudson car is not recovered it will be the first car to be stolen in Medford, other cars which have been taken have been quickly recovered or found deserted in or near the city.

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“The accommodations at the Crater Lake lodge,” said Mayor C. E. Gates this morning, “are first class and I don’t see why there should be any complaint. When our party spent Sunday at the lake, the meals could not have been better, and the service was faultless. One can rent fishing tackle, there are plenty of boats available, and the entire force at the hotel are courteous and obliging. The are plenty of people to knock the lake accommodations apparently, put me down as a booster.”

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The Chamber of Commerce labor bureau is busy signing up pickers. Twelve orchards will start the picking of Bartletts on Monday, while the Modoc and Bear Creek orchards are now in full swing.

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