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Mail Tribune 100, Sept. 4, 1920 Continued

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

Sept. 4, 1920 Continued


Medford is anticipating to entertain thousands of visitors from Klamath, Jackson and Josephine counties as well as from northern California. Reports from these points show that great preparation is being made to attend the “Newell Barber Field” dedication. See the big patriotic parade, hear the band concert and view the airplane flights to be made by the air service on Labor day, next Monday.

The parade will pass along Main street at 2:30 in the afternoon and proceed to the aviation grounds where the dedication service will take place, after which the flights will take place. The aviation field is located on the Pacific highway, one mile south of town and arrangements are perfected for the parking of thousands of automobiles.


More rooms are needed to take care of the vast throng which is to be here next Monday evening and therefore residents are requested to throw open their homes and let the Chamber of Commerce know that rooms are available.

It is impossible to conduct an affair such as is to take place here next Monday and have it considered a success unless all of the strangers who desire to stay here over night have a place to sleep.

In registering rooms at the Chamber of Commerce, state as to there being a single or double bed in same. Also set the price which the room could be rented for.


Fred L. Heath, the druggist, and wife and son Frederick Heath and wife have returned from a hunting and fishing sojourn with the Cochran cottage at Fish lake as headquarters, leaving the fish and deer in that vicinity in perfect health, still laughing and with no members missing. However, the two men damaged the hills by shooting them full of holes.


The public market this morning was a very heavy one with an unusually heavy patronage. A feature was the sale of many sacks of some of the finest home grown potatoes ever seen in Medford at $3.50 a hundred by the sack or 4 cents a pound in lesser quantities. There was all kinds of meats, dressed chickens, and seasonable fruits and vegetables.


Because Monday is Labor Day and therefore a legal holiday the people of the city will get no mail on that day, that is there will be no deliveries by the carrier. The post office will be closed all day with the exception that the stamp and general delivery windows will be open in the morning from 8 to 9 o’clock.


One to 3 dollars saved on every pair shoes bought at Medford Shoe Hospital and cooperative shoe store, 231 East Sixth street, Medford. Trade in your old shoes on new ones.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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