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Mail Tribune 100, Oct. 18, 1920

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

Oct. 18, 1920

ASHLAND’S FIRST CO. MASQUERADE BALL, OCTOBER 29

Ashland, Oct. 18.— First company’s masquerade ball and social party, to be given at the armory on Friday evening, Oct. 29, as a typical Hallowe’en observance, promises to even eclipse the average Greater Ashland event, inasmuch as the younger social set from thruout other valley towns are planning to appear upon the scene in the way of a friendly invasion, the incentive being friendliness without presuming upon hospitality, and sociableness without necessarily implying “socialism.”

With ten days intervening between this date and that of the masquerade attraction, prospective attendants are already planning costumes on a varied scale, for which requisitions will be made upon San Francisco and Portland in addition to the home-made outfitting as designed locally. Some pattern suits submitted for approval provoked the paradoxical comment that the girls in these abbreviated skirts will look shorter, causing the boys to look longer. Without a costume, no one is to be admitted on the dance floor until after masks are removed, an hour which it is safe to assume will not be until late in the evening, or rather early in the morning.

The G. A. R. room upstairs in the armory has been reserved and will be equipped for the ladies’ dressing room, presided over punctiliously by a maid-in-waiting. The social event will be duly chaperoned, while a formidable list of patrons and patronesses, both locally and from adjacent localities, will by their presence lend encouragement in establishing the prestige status of the charming autumnal festival.

Musical accompaniments will be the best that can be obtained as afforded by a seven-piece orchestra, while all other appointments connected with this merrymaking Hallowe’en anniversary event will be of the highest order. Tickets are being sold in advance in order that estimates may be made to refreshment requirements, the cost including lunch, check room, and other privileges in addition to the general admission.

Remember, that this party is being given by First company, in order to assist the military boys in outfitting their armory clubroom headquarters.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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