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Mail Tribune 100, Dec. 16, 1920

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

Dec. 16, 1920


The Medford Chamber of Commerce at its forum yesterday adopted a resolution endorsing Portland’s effort to hold an Atlantic Pacific highway exposition during 1925.

The members were enthusiastic over the idea that another big movement is being contemplated to attract immense throngs to the western coast and predicted that with the completion of the trans-continental highways, Oregon and the entire northwest would benefit tremendously from the people who would come from the east by automobile alone.

The best wishes were extended to Portland for success in her program for a successful exposition, and Jackson county’s support was pledged.


The Everett (Wash.) high school football team has made a proposition to play the Medford high school football team in this city Thursday, Dec. 23, and Superintendent Aubrey G. Smith, Principal Campbell, and Coach Otto Klum of the local school are in conference this afternoon to decide what action will be take. The Everett team is champion of the Pacific Northwest high schools, and plays the Long Beach, Cal., high school at Long Beach Saturday.

The Everett team telegraphed Wednesday that they would play a game Dec. 23rd for a guarantee of $500. The local football guides are considering offering them $300 for a game on Dec. 23, or a $500 guarantee for a game Christmas day. What action will be taken will be decided sometime this afternoon, and the Everett team manager so advised by wire.

A clash between the two teams would draw a record breaking crowd, and be worth coming miles to see, as both have won the undisputed championship of their sections. A victory for the locals would put them on the sport map of the world more prominently than anything else. The result of the game, if played, will occupy a prominent place on the sporting page of every metropolitan newspaper. The business men have promised their support, and the team is straining at the nit to take a crack at the champions of the northwest.

If the game is cinched, the team under Coach Klum will start training at once, for the biggest sport contest in the history of southern Oregon.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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