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Mail Tribune 100, Sept. 10, 1920

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

Sept. 10, 1920

BABE RUTH RAPS OUT 48TH HOMER

Cleveland, Oh., Sept. 10. — Scoring a run ahead of him, “Babe” Ruth drove out his forty-eighth home run of the season today. The smash was made in the first inning of the New York-Cleveland game, with Caldwell pitching.

LOCAL BRIEFS

Chief of Police Timothy and Policemen Adams and Palmer, Sheriff Terrell and his deputies, together with a man from the Pinkerton detective agency here are investigating the Reddy jewelry store burglary in an effort to round up suspicious characters in the wilderness along the Bear creek section between the Bear creek and Jackson street bridges, chased two men back and forth in the brush for about five hours unsuccessfully yesterday afternoon and gave the job up when the rain began to fall so hard. They did not dare fire at the men as there was no charge against them.

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One thousand metal signs of black and white to be placed on Columbia river highway and Pacific highway to the south, and 100 temporary wooden signs for eastern Oregon, are some of the immediate plans of the Oregon state highway commission. The signs will give the distance to nearest towns as well as terminal points. In addition, all the highways will be numbered. The Pacific highway was already been marked with a “1” and Columbia river highway will be designated by a “2.”

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District Attorney Roberts obtained a conviction before a jury in Justice Goudy’s court at Ashland on Thursday afternoon of Proprietor Kistler of the Bon Ton Bakery of that city on the charge of selling 70 loaves of short weight bread. The legal weight of each loaf should be one pound, whereas the entire 70 loaves only weighed 64 pounds. Mr. Kistler was fined $50 and costs.

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An attractive musical program consisting of all that is new in popular song and dance hits has been prepared for the week-end party which will be held at the Natatorium tomorrow night. The entire personnel of the Imperial orchestra, including “Sunny” Sanders, the new banjo player from Tennessee, will be present. The orchestra consists of seven pieces. Many music-lovers of Medford and the Rogue River valley who do not dance attend these popular affairs to enjoy the excellent music.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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