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Mail Tribune 100, Jan. 8, 1921

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

Jan. 8, 1921


Medford Post of the American Legion will entertain the members of the G. A. R., Spanish-American war veterans and city council at the Legion club Tuesday evening, Feb. 1. The entertainment will be furnished by the mystic order of the GOOFs, the inner circle of the legion.

The main feature of entertainment will be an army minstrel show done entirely by ex-service men, and the first show of its kind ever put on in Medford. A temporary stage is being erected in the legion hall for the occasion.

Aside from the guests of honor, each member of the legion will be entitled to invite one gentleman friend. The show will begin at 8 o’clock.


“Surprise” dances will be an added feature of the armory dancing party at Ashland tonight. A variety of the latest modern dance hits will be provided. The Interurban autocar will leave Medford at 8:45 p.m., returning after the dance. Several parties of Medford dance enthusiasts expect to attend the armory dancing part at Ashland tomorrow.


Are you still forgetting to write it 1921 instead of 1920, or have you now gotten onto the hang of the thing?


The public market was an extra good one this morning for this time of the year with an extra heavy supply of meats, including the cooked variety, and all around seasonable food products.


Medford motorists who have not yet made application for their 1921 auto licenses had better be a little wary, as Jay Saltzman, one of the three inspectors in the motor division department of the state was in the city yesterday and today getting on the trail of all such delinquents.


Bear creek and the Rogue river continue to subside from their high stages of earlier in the week. Last Wednesday the river registered 10.1 feet of water at Gold Ray dam, just one-half foot below the highest mark of this winter.


The big January clearance sale of men’s, ladies’, and children’s wear at Mann’s department store started today and will be a big event. Reductions have been made throughout the entire store as the prices quoted in the ads yesterday show.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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