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Mail Tribune 100, Nov. 1, 1920

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

Nov. 1, 1920


The Medford Printing company has arranged with Mr. Wallace of the California-Oregon power company to signal the election returns as far as they effect the presidential candidates next Tuesday night. If the returns show that Harding is elected the light will be switched off for two intervals of 15 seconds each. If the returns show that Cox is elected the lights will be switched off for three intervals of 15 seconds each. If the election is still in doubt at 11 p.m. the lights will be switched off once.

In the event of a decisive election, the signal will be given as soon as the result is known. If the returns are still undecisive by 11 o’clock the signal will be given not later than that time.

Election returns by wire will be posted in the Mail Tribune window and also latest results will be megaphoned.


There will be fair and colder weather for election day according to the weather prediction, which will undoubtedly lend to bring out a full vote in Jackson County. The fall cold record so far was again broken this morning with a minimum temperature of 22 degrees.


Reading of election returns will commence at 8 o’clock at the Nat., election evening, dancing at 9 o’clock. Admission 10 cents including war tax.


Much enthusiasm is being shown relative to the election returns and all night show planned for the Page theatre tomorrow night. Several theatre parties have made reservations, and inquiries are coming in from all parts of the valley, and from all indications a record breaking crowd will be in attendance.


The first of a series of armory dances will be staged at the Ashland armory next Saturday, Nov. 6th. At this time, the new Premier Novelty Orchestra will make its initial appearance in dance circles and much interest is being shown by dance enthusiasts of southern Oregon. Many Medford people plan to attend this opening affair.


The polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow, and the earlier you vote the more contented you will be. Because of the big ballot and many candidates and measures it will take some time to mark your ballot, and if you wait until an hour or less before the polls close to cast your vote you may find fifty others waiting ahead of you.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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