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Mail Tribune 100, Oct. 1, 1920

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

Oct. 1, 1920

COLLECT FUND TO ASSIST WORK OF CO. HEALTH NURSE

One of the most necessary and effective officials of Jackson county is the county nurse. In her province falls the lion’s share of keeping up the high standard of community health. She works as the right hand of the board of health. Her work can be clearly divided into curative and educational.

Miss Falldine, the present county nurse, has been able to devote much more of her time to education than her predecessors whose time was largely taken up with nursing flu victims. Thru the clinics and large cities, and the county nurse in rural centers much necessary medical knowledge is disseminate. Parents are taught to watch their children for such troubles as enlarged tonsils which permanently affect breathing and hearing; under-nourishment of growing children is corrected, proper care of invalids and a thousand other health hints are given publicity. There is no part of the county budget more productive of good, or more profitable to the tax payer than this expenditure.

Jackson county has a most excellent health nurse, but her work is badly crippled by the extremely small allowance made for her necessary expenses. In order to eke out this fund, a committee has been appointed which will raise several hundred dollars to be spent primarily for county nurse office and traveling expenses.

LOCAL BRIEFS

According to Sheriff C. E. Terrill, no deputy will be sent to Ashland this fall to receive the last half of the taxes. Instead a check should be sent to the sheriff, giving him the number of the first half of the taxes paid. — Ashland Tidings.

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In view of the present fuel prices in Medford and elsewhere in the state the following 25 years ago item in the Oregonian is of interest: “Persons who burn wood have been able to lay in their winter’s supply this fall at $2.50 a cord. Coal, which was $9 a ton last year, is now $7.50.

OVER THE FENCE AGAIN FOR BABE RUTH, THIS TIME IN MOTOR CAR

Meriden, Conn., Oct. 1. — “Babe” Ruth, world’s champion home run hitter, on his way to Springfield today in a new roadster, collided with a truck at the dangerous Yalesville culvert on the New Haven trunk highway in Meriden. He landed in a field with his car wrecked, even to the steering post, but he and a friend who was his passenger, escaped unhurt except for scratches from the broken windshield.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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