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Mail Tribune 100, Oct. 9, 1920 Continued

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

Oct. 9, 1920 Continued


What promises to be the most elaborate social affair of the coming winter season will be given in Ashland, the evening of October 29th, 1920, at the Armory, under the auspices of the First Company, Oregon Coast Artillery.

The following prominent Medford citizens have been asked to attend as patrons and patronesses from Medford:

Mayor and Mrs. C. E. Gates, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Walther, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Gaddis and Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Hill.

The Imperial orchestra of Medford, with additional pieces, will furnish the music for the occasion.

The affair is to be strictly masquerade, and no one, without any exceptions, will be admitted unless they are in costume.

Substantial prizes will be given, the First Company boys say, for the costumes best representing their characters.

Decorations are already being stated and undoubtedly will exceed even those of the society’s cabaret, given in July. Medford folks have been asked to attend in a body, and help make the evening one of the utmost enjoyment. Dancing will be from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.


The weather is good at Crater lake and there is no snow there on the roads except some large drifts on the west rim road, according to Superintendent Alex Sparrow who came down to the city last night for a short visit. He says that because of these drifts it is no longer possible to drive all the way around the rim. The road between here and Crater lake is in fine condition, especially the new stretch between Prospect and the park boundary line.


The price of potatoes is expected to be much cheaper soon because of the very large crop in Oregon, Idaho, and Washington and in fact all over the United States. In Oregon alone, according to the Pacific Coast Packer the crop is 6,000,000 bushels, which is 2 1/2 millions more than for the past 10 years. Altho spuds are scarce in the immediate vicinity of Medford good crops were raised in the Applegate section and Evans creek section.


That peppery music from the slide trombone by Jerry Hogan, state highway inspector, will be heard again Sat, night at the Natatorium with the Imperial orchestra.


Today is Tag Day for the raising of funds for the support of the county nurse position. Did you contribute? It is not too late, perhaps.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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