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Mail Tribune 100, Oct. 22, 1920

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

Oct. 22, 1920


The Klamath Falls football team will arrive in Medford on the evening train for its second scrimmage with the local high school eleven on Jackson field at 2:45 tomorrow afternoon. The visiting football men are in fine condition and confident of victory. The team consists of Montgomery, captain and quarter; Cooper and Wagner, left and right halfs respectively; Priton, full; Roket, center; Milan, right guard; Montgomery (Pat), left guard; Worley, right tackle, and Case, left tackle; Mann, right end, and Muller, left end. Six substitutes and Coach Getz will accompany the squad.

The outlook for Medford is somewhat doubtful since several of the first line men will not play because of minor injuries. However, the team as a whole is in fine condition and will put up a hard scrap against their adversaries. The tentative line-up for the local eleven will be: Rawlings, center; Webster and Franklin, guards; Prescott and Mansfield, tackles; Coleman and Young, ends; Payne and Watson, halfbacks; Boughman, full, and Vance, quarter. The officials will be Forsythe, Ashland, referee; Hall, Medford, umpire; Winter, Ashland, headlinesman.

The Medford high school student body are hopeful of victory in tomorrow’s battle and are planning a big street rally and parade this evening. Football enthusiasm has reached a high pitch in school and the students are backing Klum and his men to the limit.


An unusually large turnip, grown by E. C. Amidon on Red Blanket creek, 2 1/2 miles from Prospect, is on exhibition in the Chamber of Commerce show window. It weighs 23 pounds.


The Saturday night dancing parties are becoming more and more popular and it is safe to state that this growing popularity is due to the congeniality of the crowd, the courteous treatment of the management and the excellent dance music furnished by Alford’s Imperial orchestra.


Jurors, attorneys and witnesses attending the grand jury session this week at Jacksonville, no matter how they view the court house removal question, because of the lack of hotels and sufficient restaurants in the county seat town wish that the court house was located in Medford at least during the grand jury and court term.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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