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Mail Tribune 100, Sept. 4, 1920

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

Sept. 4, 1920


Medford “fight fans” who have been worrying as to how they were going to be in two places at once Labor day — at the Mail Tribune office bulletin board and the aviation field dedication — may rest easy as the Mail Tribune has arranged to have the regular edition on the streets immediately after the last blow in the Dempsey-Miske fight is struck.

The fight which is for ten rounds will start at about 1:30 p.m. and Associated Press dispatches by direct wire from the ringside will carry a detailed description of the fight by rounds. These will be set up and the press ready to turn over within a few minutes after a decision is given and leather longed newsboys will be out with the regular edition containing the full details of the fight.

Fans are invited to come to the Mail Tribune and hear the results.


Lieut. V. U. Ayers with his commercial airplane flew into town from Grants Pass yesterday with one passenger. Upon landing at the field he was quite surprised to find Lt. Goldsborough in charge of the field. Both Lieut. Ayers and Lieut. Goldsborough received their flying experience at the same field and had not met for several years so they had quite a little reunion. Lieut. Ayers has quite a reputation as a stunt flyer as well as being one of the very best commercial flyers on the coast. At present the lieutenant is acting as salesman for one of the big commercial airplane companies and is taking up passengers at the various towns and cities along his route. Yesterday afternoon he took Jerry Jerome up for a half hours joy ride over the valley and incidentally threw a few thrillers in for good measure at the lieutenant says it is always customary to see if it is possible to shake the nerve of a Standard Oil employee. Jerry says that he is thoroly convinced now that such a thing can be done but that the view of the Rogue River valley from a planes at this time is a wonderful sight and that he expects to take another ride before the summer is over. Lieut. Ayers will be here for the big aviation field meet Monday and will stay over for several days making flights every day. Anyone wishing to enjoy a ride over the valley should take advantage of this opportunity.


Boston, Sept. 4. — “Babe” Ruth of the New York Yankees cracked out his 45th home run of the season today in the third inning of the game against Boston. There was no one on base. Jones was on the mound for Boston.


Boston, Sept. 4. — In the 6th inning of the game today with New York, Babe Ruth hit his 46th home run of the season. There was no one on base.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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