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Mail Tribune 100, Oct. 14, 1920

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

Oct. 14, 1920


Ashland, Oct. 14. — First company boys will anticipate Hallowe’en by giving their big festivity of the season on Friday evening, Oct. 29, instead of on the traditional date. A professional decorator has been employed, and never before has the spacious armory environment taken on such a profusion of beautiful spectacular effects as will be witnessed at this Hallowe’en observance, which will be strictly a masquerade pageant. A formidable list of patrons and patronesses from both Ashland, Medford and other towns will lend their presence to this leading society event hence make your arrangements accordingly.


The annual father and son banquet was held at the I. O. O. F. hall Wednesday night, was largely attended and was a big success. It was an inspiring sight for over 100 men and boys mingling together, singing and seated at the tables. Inspiring for the men who have a heart, as well as the boys, and will result in much good for the boys of today, who are to be the men of tomorrow.

D. E. Millard, scout master of the Boy Scouts, had charge and explained the objects of the scouts, the work they are doing and plans for the future. The scouts all reasserted and repeated their oath.

Short talks were made by Delroy Getchell, J. A. Westerlund, Superintendent A. G. Smith, H. H. Howell, “Dad” King, J. H. Rudd, J. D. Rickert, E. H. Hurd and others.

Part of the Nat has been leased for six months for the scouts at a rental of $300 and $175 was easily raised at the banquet by business men giving $10 and $5 each. The balance will be raised at once.

A splendid chicken dinner was served by the ladies of the Christian church.

Three cheers and a tiger were given D. E. Millard for the time he has devoted to making the boy scouts a success in Medford without one cent of compensation.


The specimen displays of fine apples from valley orchards on exhibition in the Chamber of Commerce show windows are attracting much admiring attention from all passers-by, especially the small branch of a Spitzenberg tree from the Central Point orchard of Upton & Bro., fairly loaded down with 22 fine apples. Also in the window are seen magnificent apples of the Delicious variety from the Sunny Cliff orchard at Phoenix and the Westerlund orchards near Medford. In addition there is displayed a monster Pippin apple.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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