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Mail Tribune 100, Oct. 28, 1920

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

Oct. 28, 1920


Omaha, Neb., Oct. 28.— Elimination of motion pictures that contain stories of “vampires” and bandits was advocated before the annual convention of the American Humane Association by R. C. Craven of Boston, manager of the Animal Rescue league of that city.

“The ‘movies’ give us sex problems, not love, in triangular and crooked shapes with the ‘vampire’ outshining the true woman in popularity,” he said. “This type of movie and the outraged wife and desecrated home, witnessed by young girls of an impressionable age at the most impressionable hour of the twenty-four, usually evening, has a bad effect on them.”


Tonight at the Natatorium Earl Richie, the Klamath logger and “Wild Bill” Reed will contest for the heavyweight championship of the northwest. Reed, the present holder, won the title from Earl Richie at Klamath Falls last Labor day. At that time Richie was suffering from a recent injury in which a number of his ribs were twisted. His fight against Reed was so “game” that it was the general opinion that under favorable conditions he would have bested Reed. It was on that account that this return fight in Medford was arranged.

Both men finished their training yesterday with a light work-out and other light exercises. Today was spent resting and preparing for the go this evening. They are both in the pink of condition and overrunning with confidence. With Richie’s improved physical condition, there is no doubt that the sporting public will see one of the most evenly matched and hard fought battles ever pulled off on the coast.

Klamath Falls supporters of Richie began to arrive yesterday, and seem to have a world of confidence in their man. More than three hundred fans from Klamath Falls and northern California will be in town this evening to witness the bout.

The ring was built up this morning on the roller skating floor of the Nat. This is an excellent place for the exhibition, as everyone will be assured a fine view of the events.

The winner of this match will undoubtedly meet Darcy Kellar or Lee Anderson who recently came out from the east and defeated Sam Langford in ten rounds at Portland.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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