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Mail Tribune 100, Nov. 6, 1920 Continued

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

Nov. 6, 1920 Continued

ARMISTICE DAY PARADE STARTS AT TWO O’CLOCK

Much enthusiasm is being evidenced over the fact that Armistice Day November 11, is to be celebrated in Medford. The monster parade in which over three hundred ex-service men and women will march in uniform, will start 2 p.m. After the parade, the local post of the American Legion, cordially invites all who wish to come to their club rooms in the Medford Furniture and Hardware Building, where they will hold open house. There will be informal dancing and light refreshments will be served until six o’clock...This affair will take place in the American Legion hall in the Medford Furniture and Hardware building. The music for this occasion will be furnished by the new Premier seven-piece orchestra, of Ashland and those who have heard this excellent music are loud in their praises.

YONCALLA OREGON ELECTS AN ENTIRE ADMINISTRATION OF WOMEN OFFICIALS

Portland, Nov. 6. — Two Oregon towns, Yoncalla, in Douglas county, with a population of about 300 and Burns, county seat of Harney county, with a population of about 500, elected women to the office of mayor in Tuesday’s election. Yoncalla also elected an entire administration of women.

In Linn county two women officers who ran for re-election were successful.

Miss Lenore Powell, Linn county treasurer, was unopposed. Mrs. Ida Maxwell Cummings, county school superintendent, was opposed but won out by a big majority. Mrs. Velma Davis Peterson, Linn county recorder the past two years refused to be a candidate for re-election.

The men who were candidates for office in Yoncalla were surprised when the ballots were counted to find they had been ousted by the women, who had secretly organized their campaigns. Mrs. Mary Burt was elected mayor and Mrs. Bernice Wilson, Mrs. Jennie D. Laswell, Mrs. Nettie Hanna and Mrs. Edith B. Thompson were elected as members of the county administration.

Mrs. Grace B. Lampshire was elected mayor of Burns by women friends who wrote in her name, much to her surprise.

OREGON GROWERS SELL BOSC FOR A $7.09 AVERAGE

An average of $7.00 a box for extra fancy Bosc pears, and an average of $6.29 a box for fancy Bosc was received by the Oregon Grower’s Co-operative association from a sale made in New York City November 2, according to a report just issued by the association.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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