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Mail Tribune 100, Sept. 11, 1920

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

Sept. 11, 1920


The Jackson County Red Cross is glad to announce that arrangements have been completed for the introduction into our schools of a course in home hygiene and the care of the sick. The course will be open to the junior and senior girls of the high school, and is in the hands of Miss Margaret Van Scoyoc, recently come here from New York City.

Miss Van Scoyoc is a graduate nurse, and also an instructor in nursing. She has also done the work of a visiting nurse in New York City.

She is in every way well fitted for the work the Red Cross has put into her hands and will be an inspiration to the young women of her classes.

Miss Van Scoyoc will have charge of the work in Ashland and Medford high schools for the present with plans for giving the course in Rogue River, Gold Hill and Phoenix as soon as suitable arrangements can be made.

This course, as furnished by the American Red Cross, simply rounds out the home economics of the school curriculum, with a knowledge of cooking and sewing, gained in the school room supplemented by this course in home sanitation and the fundamental principles of caring for illness in the home, the young woman is prepared to take on with a good degree of intelligence the care of a home and family. It is hoped that the young women of the junior and senior classes of the high school will see in this work something which will interest them and that we may have large and enthusiastic classes.


Eugene, Ore., Sept. 11. — The Oregon airplane forest patrol will cease operations September 15 because of the fall rains and the enlisted personnel will leave for California on that date. W. C. Boyce in charge of the Eugene base announced today.


In the Chamber of Commerce windows some fine exhibits of Rogue River Valley fruits and vegetables are in exhibition and attract much admiring attention, including the following exhibits: Peaches, by A. M. Wright of rural route 4, and Elenor Powers of Wagner Creek, near Talent; Early Rose potatoes, by Mrs. B. N. Butler of 8 North Orange street; pears, by Corey & Kershaw, from northeast of Medford, and W. J. Furnish of the Edgewood orchard; dwarf broom corn by W. H. Dunaway of near Central Point; onions, by William Schmidt of 540 South Fir Street; a huge blood beet by E. C. Griffin of Medford; and plums by Mrs. Moffott. The people of the city and valley who have fine specimens of fruit, vegetables and flowers are invited to put samples on exhibition in the Chamber of Commerce windows.


New York, Sept. 11. — Nearly $900,000,000 in gold bars, said to be the largest amount of gold in any one place in the world today, is being transferred from the sub-treasury to the new assay building next door. Most of the gold was melted from English sovereigns and French twenty franc pieces.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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