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Mail Tribune 100, Oct. 30, 1920

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

Oct. 30, 1920


The roll call committee for the fourth annual membership roll call of the American Red Cross had its first meeting for organization on October 22 with Chairman Ben Sheldon presiding. A good number of the committee was in attendance with some people also from Ashland.

A short talk from the secretary of the Jackson County Chapter, Mrs. Mears, placed before the committee the program of the Red Cross for the year 1921 and the work necessary to be done by the committee that the program may be carried out as planned. The committee then took up the organization for the roll call campaign with the result that Mrs. R. G. Smythe will act as the major for the city of Medford with captains and their teams to do the work of canvassing the city. Mr. Corning Kenley will have charge of the work outside of Medford with the exception of Ashland.

The interest shown in the roll call is greater than at any time since the close of the war because the community is awake to the fact that the Red Cross is filling a need which has never before been adequately met in Jackson County, that of caring for those in need. The growth of the work calls for an enlarged program whereby a greater service may be offered to the community.

The roll call period will open November 11 and close November 25, when it is hoped each man and woman in Jackson County will be the better prepared to enjoy the Thanksgiving feast by knowing that his or her name is on the Red Cross membership roll.


Features of the public market this morning were the sale of several wagon loads of fine home grown potatoes at 3 cents a pound by the sack, and the fact that despite the frosts of the past few weeks, lots of nice ripe tomatoes were on sale, smudging in the gardens having saved them.


A musical treat is in store for the dance enthusiasts of the Rogue River valley when the new Premier Novelty Orchestra makes its formal debut at the Ashland armory next Saturday. This organization is composed of some of the best musical talent in southern Oregon. Orchestrations exclusively will be featured and the latest in popular dance music as soon as it is published. Their initial appearance in Medford will be on Thursday, Nov. 11, when they will provide the music for the Armistice Day ball.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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