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Mail Tribune 100, Dec. 27, 1920

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

Dec. 27, 1920

Y. M. C. A. ‘GYM’ WORK TO START FIRST OF YEAR

That long-talked-of and long-hoped-for Jackson County Young Men’s Christian Association will soon be a working reality. Cash Wood, the executive county secretary, has arrived here from Pendleton where he had been in charge of the Y. M. C. A. work in Umatilla County for some time past, and today opened up the Y. M. C. A. headquarters in the Liberty building.

Secretary Wood will form gymnasium classes among the business men, both here and at Ashland, to meet twice a week between 5 and 6 p.m., beginning with the first of the year. The Medford business men’s class will meet at the Natatorium.

A feature of the gym class work will be setting up exercises for men in middle life, and the playing of volley ball over a net — a game somewhat like tennis, but played without racquets.

Y. W. C. A. GIRLS TAKE CHEER OF XMAS TO NEEDY

The Tri-L girls took a bit of Christmas to the sick and shut-ins Christmas eve, through the old familiar Christmas carols. By going about in cars, the Sacred Heart hospital, the poor farm and several homes in different parts of town were reached. The caroling was under the direction of Mrs. Genevieve McCorkle. If the carols brought as much joy to those who listened as they did to those who sang, the club girls will be glad. Because of unpaved streets and lack of time, not all of the homes could be reached which were reported to the club.

The Tri-L club will have no meeting this week, but will start out with new enthusiasm the first week of the new year.

The Student club and all the other girl reserve corps found pleasure in the special Christmas service which they gave. One corps made a quilt and others gave baskets of food and dainties.

LOCAL BRIEFS

The first car of eastern shelled corn shipped into Medford this year is being unloaded today by the Monarch Seed & Feed Co. The corn is of excellent quality, dry, clean, and sweet. Old corn growers from Kansas and Nebraska are allowing their eyes a feast on this corn. It will be sold at the lowest possible price. Get your corn now and save money by buying from them.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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