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Mail Tribune 100, Oct. 12, 1920

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

Oct. 12, 1920


A fellowship banquet for fathers and sons of the Boy Scouts of America, to be held in the Odd Fellows banquet hall Wednesday evening, at 6 p.m., sharp. All Boy Scouts are urged to line up their dads and be on hand for a good feed and rousing time. There are a number of Boy Scouts whose fathers cannot possibly be present and for these boys, business men of Medford are asked to attend and provide tickets for themselves and boy which is $1.25 for the two tickets. A programme at the table is being arranged and a real enthusiastic time is promised. Any man in Medford desiring to attend and provide a ticket for one boy should phone the same to Mr. Millard, the scout master, phone 133, not later than this evening.

The Boy Scout’s movement and work in Medford is worthy a boost and it is hoped that business men will respond to that every Boy Scout may be able to attend and get the inspiration of the occasion. In the last week, the Boy Scouts have, in a noble way, made a clean-up on the Armenian old clothes drive and in selling tags for the county Red Cross nurse and will soon help put over the next Red Cross membership drive. The scouts are having their regular meetings now in the Nat and unless Medford folks get behind the program with some financial aid to pay rent, the work will have to be discontinued.

Medford people will not fail the Boy Scouts though, and it is expected that 150 fathers and sons will sit down together in the fellowship banquet Wednesday evening.


There has been much complaint recently about the absolute disregard that a number of truck drivers display for the rights and safety of pedestrians, and other cars, as they speed along the streets or turn corners. The limit case came this morning when a truck bearing the license number 52426, turning slowly from Main street without sounding a horn or the driver even shouting a note of warning came near colliding at the Rogue River Fruit & Produce company building with a newspaper man who had just started to cross the street. Of course the truck had to stop, and the angered driver blurted out to the pedestrian: “Why the ---- don’t you look where you’re going!”


Altho it had been announced daily for three days that the banks would be closed today because it is Columbus Day, a legal holiday, many people apparently learned of it this forenoon for the first time when they visited their banks to transact business. It is not known yet whether the banks will be closed Nov. 11th, Armistice Day, which has been proclaimed a legal holiday in Oregon by Governor Olcott, but they probably will be.


The stockraisers of the valley have started fattening their hogs for November shipments to the Portland markets.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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