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Mail Tribune 100, Jan. 10, 1921

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

Jan. 10, 1921

CENTRAL POINT STORES ROBBED, A NOTE IS LEFT

Burglars last night entered the stores of W. C. Leever and W. A. Cowley in Central Point, ate lunch, stole about $300 worth of goods, and on departing left this note on the counter:

“Dear Sir: Hereafter have fresh cow milk in the ice box when the boys visit you. Also have larger stock of hardware.

I thank you,

THE MYSTERIOUS.”

This epistle was left on the counter in the Cowley store where the prowlers also ate a substantial lunch. Entrance was gained to both places by forcing the back door, and from appearances the men took their time to do the pilfering.

From the Cowely store the thieves took two dozen knives, three shaving brushes, a set of tools, and a box of cartridges.

From the Leever store they garnered a green overcoat, a black sack coat, eight cans of shrimp, six cans of salmon and some candy.

Sheriff Terrill was notified of the robberies this morning, and made an investigation.

The handwriting on the note showed that the visitor who penned it was passed his teens, and wrote a scrawly hand.

H. S. BASKETBALL SEASON TO OPEN AT NAT FRIDAY

Medford sport fans hail with delight the official ushering in of the basketball season for the local high school Friday night when the M. H. S. quintet will contest for honors with an alumni representation at the Natatorium. Since the opening of practice January 3rd an average of twenty-five candidates have been turning out every evening and, according to Coach Klum “they are coming along fine.” Sherwood at guard and Colman at forward are the only men who played last year but with the abundance of good material the student body is confident of a winning squad this year.

“Dub” Watson, who played on a service team last year, Singler, Bill Campbell and J. V. Watson are the strongest of the candidates contesting for forward positions. “Reese” Baughman had proved to be a strong man at center while, besides Sherwood, there will be four strong men trying for a berth at guard. They are Prescott, Jerry Young, brother of “Cork” Young, Medford, a famous guard in 1916, Mike Jacobs and Hill.

Although the schedule for the season has not been announced yet it is understood that games have been arranged with several strong northern teams. From every indication the 1921 season promises to be fast and interesting in the basketball line.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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