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Mail Tribune 100, Dec. 2, 1920

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

Dec. 2, 1920


Ashland, Dec. 1 — A reminder of the joyful Christmas and New Year holiday season is the advent of the annual Red Cross seal sale, which began here on Wednesday of this week. These seals may be obtained at various places around town. Ashland quota is $250. The school children will assist in the sale, an incentive incidental to helping the good cause along being a friendly competition for a loving cup which will be presented to the school disposing of the greater number of seals. In a contest such as this is where Senior and Junior high come into close rivalry, only a few cents are involved individually and when the school boys and girls call upon you, “shell out” liberally, letting all your friends know thru correspondence channels of the common bond of sympathy which exists everywhere in behalf of the world wide Red Cross movement.


Over 100 signatures have been secured by Charles Nunan, who is circulating the petition to the governor for the appointment of a special prosecutor to try the Bank of Jacksonville cases at the February term of court. The signatures are largely from Jacksonville and Applegate depositors in the bank.

The petition sets forth that a fuller inquiry is desired into the affairs of the defunct institution and request that the investigation be thorough. There is considerable dissatisfaction in Jacksonville over the handling of the case, and some of the depositors desire that Bank Examiner Bennett’s report to the state banking board be made public.

The petition desires the special prosecutor, if one is named, to conduct this further inquiry. An outside man is desired, on the grounds that the best legal talent in southern Oregon is now engaged in the defense of men indicted in connection with the bank failure.

The petition also states that it has full and complete confidence in the ability of Prosecutor-elect Rawles Moore, but believes that the special prosecutor could assist the state advantageously.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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