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Mail Tribune 100, Oct. 11, 1920

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

Oct. 11, 1920


A large gathering of men from Ashland and Medford met at the public library Sunday afternoon and effected the temporary organization of county Y. M. C. A. work. The need for some kind of a Y. M. C. A. activities in both of these towns has been apparent for several years, but not until recent months has it seemed at all advisable or possible to bring it into being, owing to certain outstanding limitations.

County work has proven its value in two hundred counties. It helps boys to become physically fit, mentally alert, morally straight and religiously definite.

Mr. John H. Rudd, the County Work Secretary of the Interstate Committee Young Men’s Christian Association of Oregon and Idaho, with headquarters in Portland, has come to southern Oregon for the purpose of assisting in the organization of this work. At the meeting yesterday he outlined very clearly the scope of the work and answered concretely many questions which were put to him by his interested hearers. A budget of $5,000 will suffice to carry on this work and the week of October 25 will likely be selected to make the canvas.

Mrs. Jean Morris Ellis was in attendance and gave a very interesting description of the work in the state, which has come under her observation. Rev. Gornall, one of the field men of the Methodist church, spoke in high praise of the work as he has had occasion to view it.


Famous Novel Filmed

One of the late Mrs. Humphrey Ward’s popular novels of high-bred English life, “Lady Rose’s Daughter,” serves as the basis for the photoplay in which Elsie Ferguson is appearing at the Rialto theatre.

The star’s patrician beauty and manner were never given a happier setting.

A Pathe News and Sunshine comedy are the added attractions.


A Versatile Hick

“A Live-Wire Hick,” now showing at the Liberty theatre, exploits the adventure of a country lad, who after a week of unsuccessful search for employment in New York, writes his father a fantastic story of his wonderful deeds in the big city. It is full of thrilling and mysterious situations — and the personality and acting of William Russell, who stars as the country boy, keeps you “there” whether you are laughing or sympathizing with him in his half-baked ambitions and the predicament in which he so nonchalantly lands. But he is game clear thru, his pluck wins out in the finish, and he meets the girl of his dreams, charmingly portrayed by Miss Francelia Billington.

The 14th chapter of The Silent Avenger is the added attraction.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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