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Mail Tribune 100, Oct. 21, 1920

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

Oct. 21, 1920


The Medford high school football eleven tonight had its last hard scrimmage work before meeting the Klamath gridsters Saturday. The men have rounded into good condition and will give Klamath Falls a hard battle. Although there has been no change in the line-up announced as yet, it is understood that it will be altered somewhat before Saturday’s game. This contest will be one of the best of the season, as there has been a marked improvement in the recent showing of the Klamath men and the wearers of the “M” will try to maintain their victorious record.

Klum’s men have shown improvement as a result of this week’s practice. The team is playing together better than at any other time this season and although handicapped by minor injuries of some of its members, the Medford squad should show up wall in Saturday’s game. Indications point to a low score in an evenly matched contest.


For weeks past the laying of cement sidewalks to replace wooden ones in accordance with the city council’s order of some time ago has been going on, and is now, just as fast as the sidewalk contractors can lay them. Property owners in general have responded well to the council’s edict. Wherever a sidewalk is in a dangerous and dilapidated condition the council orders the property owner to either put in a cement one inside of ten days, or else the city will lay it and charge its cost against the property with a 10 percent penalty added.


A. O. Walden, who has sold cider for several years past a the public market together with general garden and farm produce, has just installed a new power cider press which is operated with electricity and turns out 30 or 40 barrels a day. Mr. Walden is buying many tons of apples from the valley orchardists — in fact all that he can get hold of.


The Medford and other schools of the county in common with the public schools thruout the state will observe Frances E. Willard Day Friday, in accordance with the law. Program for the day has been prepared by J. A. Churchill, superintendent of public instruction, in which is suggested appropriate exercises.


That the recent bad weather has put a crimp in the auto touring travel is shown by the fact that there were three auto parties encamped at the city auto camp this morning, and the day before there was only one party.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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