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Mail Tribune 100, Nov. 3, 1920

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

Nov. 3, 1920


Within a short time after the Mail Tribune’s Associated Press wire opened last evening it was apparent that a republican landslide was gaining momentum. The A. P. wire was so close behind available eastern results that those who had gathered to read the bulletins hardly realized what had happened before it was “all over but the shouting.” According to arrangement with the California-Oregon Power Co. by this office at 8:15 p.m. the election of Harding was flashed to every business house and residence in Medford. Many believed the flash was a local report at first, thinking it was too early to get the result on president. The Mail Tribune report was received far ahead of any other in the city.

By special arrangement this office received the earliest and most complete county reports for many years and the office was open until 3:15 this morning. Hundreds of people from the city and county received the reports in their own homes by calling this office by telephone.

All day long the office has been crowded with people eager for the news, but it was so one-sided that very little enthusiasm was manifested.


Plans for the celebration of Armistice Day are rapidly nearing completion by the local post of the American Legion, who will have charge of the parade and other features on November 11th. It is expected that the celebration this year will exceed that of last year in every respect. The local post had intended to co-operate with the Ashland Post this year since they helped out considerably in the Medford dance and parade last Armistice Day. But at the last moment, Ashland was unable to put on the kind of a celebration desired, so the Medford Post has only a very short time in which to formulate the necessary plans and carry them out.

The parade of ex-service men in uniform, together with a delegation from all the local clubs and organizations, Boy Scouts, National Guard, and school children is expected to be even bigger and more interesting than that of last year. After the parade, the ex-service men will be hosts to all the people of Jackson County who will come up to the American Legion club rooms in the Medford Furniture and Hardware building.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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