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Mail Tribune 100, Nov. 10, 1920

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

Nov. 10, 1920

ARMISTICE DAY PARADE STARTS TWO TOMORROW

Every Flag Will be Flying Thursday in Honor of Service Men — Open House at Legion Headquarters Followed by Big Ball in the Evening.

Every flag in the city should be flying and the people of Medford and the country districts should turn out in full force to witness the Armistice Day parade of the American Legion post, which will be the big feature of the local Armistice Day celebration. Tomorrow will be a holiday. The stores will be closed at noon for the day and the schools will be closed all day.

If everyone remembers how happy we all were two years ago when news came of the armistice being declared, which meant that the world war was over and that our soldiers could soon return home from overseas or from the great camps in this country, there should be a big outpouring of the people tomorrow afternoon in honor of ex-service men.

The parade will start at 2 p.m. from the Hotel Medford and proceed east on Main street to Riverside avenue, thence north on Riverside avenue, where it will disband. All organizations entering the parade will assemble at 1:30 p.m. on North and South Oakdale avenue near Main street.

... Be sure and don’t forget that the American Legion post will keep open house in its club rooms in the M. F. & H. building and that the public is invited to call on the ex-service men there after the parade and in the evening. Then comes the big American Legion ball in the post’s hall in the same building.

1,405 IN MEDFORD SCHOOLS QUARTERS CROWDED

The fact that there are now 1,405 pupils in the Medford schools, an increase of 175 over the same period last year, and because most of this increase is in the Washington school, especially the 6th grade, necessitates additional seating capacity in the several school buildings and a transfer of pupils from various buildings to others to relieve the crowded Washington school condition. Superintendent Smith is hard at work on the problem and the shifting around will be made as soon as possible.

The high school only has 317 students, which is only 13 more than last year. Of the total enrollment of 1,405 in the schools 703 are boys and 702 are girls.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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