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Mail Tribune 100, Sept. 18, 1920

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

Sept. 18, 1920


The course in home hygiene and care of the sick, as introduced by the Red Cross into the high schools of Medford and Ashland is well under way. The high school girls responded with enthusiasm to the opportunity of taking the work, and as a result a good number are taking it. The committees are at work, both in Medford and Ashland, preparing the equipment for demonstration and the work bids fair to be an attractive feature of the year’s work.

There will also be an opportunity to form a class for similar work among women of the community, with Miss Van Scoyoc in charge, and the Red Cross is anxious to enroll all who want to take advantage of this opportunity early in the week. Please call at the Red Cross office, in the Sparta building or call the phone number, 456.

The Red Cross still finds employment for men and women and is glad to help any one looking for work, thru their employment bureau.

There is a good deal of sewing waiting for the willing hands of those women who are anxious to help the needy. If you can give an afternoon in this way please call 456.


Fair weather is promised for Sunday and indications are that a record breaking crowd of Elks and their families will attend the annual lodge venison barbecue and fish bake at the Elks picnic grounds along the Rogue River twelve miles north of the city. Up to this noon ten fat deer, all shot by members of the lodge and 700 pounds of salmon caught by other lodge members were ready to be prepared for the big feast. It is estimated that the crowd will number from 1,200 to 1,500 persons. The fun starts at 10:30 a.m.

The dinner will be served at as close to 2 p.m. as possible, possibly shortly before. Early tomorrow morning the chefs will put the deer meat and fish on the fire. A corps of about 75 waiters, all lodge members, has been organized to serve the tables so expeditiously that all can be served in about 20 minutes.

The hundreds of Elks’ autos will begin stringing out from the city and valley and from Grants Pass en route to the picnic grounds from 6 a.m., until about noon. All Elks without transportation are urged to be at the Elks building, where they will be picked up by other Elks in their autos.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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