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Mail Tribune 100, Aug. 31, 1920

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

Aug. 31, 1920

‘DIMMER’ LAW IS UPHELD BY JURY IN JUSTICE COURT

The state dimmer law was upheld in Justice Taylor’s court today by a jury which returned a verdict of guilty against H. H. Noel for not dimming his lights on July 26. The charge was made by Deputy Sheriff McMahan and the case aroused considerable interest as the dimmer law has been for some time a bone of contention between the local authorities and motorists.

Noel, through his attorney, P. J. Neff, maintained the law had not been violated as the car had on Warner lenses, which do not require dimming. District Attorney Roberts maintained however, there is no “legal lense” and that all auto lights which glare must be dimmed or put out entirely and a spot light used. The view was supported by an opinion from Attorney General Brown, and the jury took the same view. Pending an appeal of the case, Justice Taylor did not impose any sentence.

TRAFFIC REGULATIONS BIG CITIES STUDIED

Before the committee on traffic regulations will meet to consider what regulations should be adopted by Medford, they will have the regulations of Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego before.

Medford is of sufficient importance to get away from the small town ideas of traffic regulations and before any change to be recommended by the committee to the city authorities, the experience of the larger cities will be taken into consideration.

MEDFORD BARTLETTS SELL IN CHICAGO FOR $5.74, AVERAGE BOX

The Bardwell Fruit Co. announced the sale of three cars of Bartletts in Chicago today, one car from the 401 orchard, breaking all records at an average of $5.75 per box. The former record also made by the Bardwell company was $5.65 per box. The two other cars today sold at an average of $5.64 and $5.35 per box. The highest price for Bartletts, received last year was $5.00 per box and this price was secured on one car only.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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