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Mail Tribune 100, Dec. 22, 1920

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

Dec. 22, 1920


The Charity Ball tonight promises to be a huge success. Many tickets have been sold in advance by the different fraternal orders. The committees in charge will make every effort to have it be a thoroughly enjoyable affair. The cause is such a worthy one — a benefit for the Red Cross charity fund — that no one will feel like refusing to be present and those that attend will make merry with the happy thought that they are not only enjoying this holiday, but contributing to make many others happy also. Jacksonville, Talent, Phoenix, Gold Hill and Ashland will send large delegations to attend the dance.


Matchmaker Joe Thomas has completed the details of the boxing smoker to be held Thursday night at the Nat under the auspices of the Medford Boxing commission. All the contestants are home grown, and a fast and speedy evening is assured those who attend, with no fourflushing pork and beaners performance.

The main event will be between Johny Carlson and Kid Pickles at 133 pounds and this promises to be one of the best contests in the history of the game in this vicinity. Both boys have a large number of local followers, who will be on hand with the cheering.

An event in every weight class except heavyweights will be staged, and the boys and Matchmaker Thomas have been working hard to make the matches a success.

A special event will be staged in a fast workout between Jess Ingram and Monk Clark. Ingram has been rejuvenated, and is showing class in his work.

Tickets for the show are on sale at Brown and Brown’s, the admission is $1.25 ringside, plus the war tax. All boxing fans interested in keeping the games alive in this neck of the woods are urged to be present.


The schools of the city closed this afternoon for the holidays vacation and will not resume sessions until January 3rd. Closing Christmas exercises were held in a number of the grade rooms, and the high school assembly this afternoon was a special affair of a Christmas nature.


A lull has come in the epidemic of whooping cough which has been prevalent among the boys and girls of the city all winter, and there is a falling off in the cases. A helpful peculiarity of the disease is that it is exceedingly mild.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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