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Mail Tribune 100, Nov. 5, 1920

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

Nov. 5, 1920


Armistice Day, November 11th, will always be “a never to be forgotten day” in the hearts of not only the American people but of the whole world. It is a day which should and we trust always will be fittingly celebrated. Medford is going to do her utmost this year to make this great day successful. Her citizens were keenly disappointed when it was thought that Ashland would be given the honor of the day’s celebration, but now that it has been decided that all the festivities will be held in Medford, Armistice Day is to be welcomed with even greater enthusiasm.

Although the time in which to make plans has been limited, the people of Medford and all of Jackson County are promised a holiday which will even surpass November 11th of last year. One of the main features of the big day will be a parade of all the ex-service men and women, in uniform and representatives from all of the Medford lodges, schools and organization have been invited to join in the M. F. and H. building. There will be informal dancing and light refreshments will be served.

The canteen will be open for those who wish to purchase candy, tobacco, etc. Then as a fitting climax to the day will be the annual American Legion military ball which will be held in the American Legion hall in the M. H. and H. building, where the dancing will commence at 8:30 and continue until a late hour. All ex-service men are expected to attend in uniform and it is hoped that their families and friends will help them to make this ball a grand success.


Roscommon, Mich., Nov. 5.— Mrs. Jane Johnson, 65 years old, mother of three children and sheriff-elect of Roscommon county, today outlined the platform on which she will go into office next January, succeeding Sheriff Johnson, her husband.

“I can land a bad man, or a bad woman myself, if necessary,” she said, “but as a matter of precaution I will appoint my husband deputy. In the intervals between searching for and caring for prisoners I will look after my children — two girls and a boy — and the domestic duties in the county jail.”

Mrs. Johnson added that should it become necessary for her “to arrest a bad man, he will know someone has been after him.”

The sheriff-elect gained her experience from her husband, who has been sheriff for the past six years, and whom she married forty years ago.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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