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Mail Tribune 100, Jan. 17, 1921

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

Jan. 17, 1921


The board of directors of the Medford Chamber of Commerce considered the forum recommendation of last week to institute an educational campaign to endeavor to get the citizens of Medford and vicinity to be prompt in their engagements and otherwise get people to realize the value of time.

The board were unanimous in their sentiment as to the benefits which could be derived for the community by such a campaign and authorized the appointment of a committee to take charge ...

The probable result [of the campaign meeting] will be to have a certain time designated as “On Time Week,” during which everyone will be reminded of what it means to be on time.


Talent, Jan. 17 — Three basketball games were staged at Wolters hall Friday night. The first game played was between the Talent and Gold Hill girls which the Talent team won by the score of 17 to 2. The girls put up a fine play and are proving to be one of the best teams in the valley. They lost to Ashland on the Ashland floor a week ago Friday night. Next Friday night the Ashland team expects to play them here and there is much interest as to the outcome. The girls who played in the team Friday night were Maxine and Carmen Rose, Ethel Hazen, Lexie Samples and Fern Bettenger.

Talent girls team played the Medford high school team Wednesday after school, scoring 19 to 15 in favor of Talent.

The second game played was the Talent and Gold Hill boys. This game was clean and loosely played. Gold Hill put up a lively game, but our strong and well trained team was too much for them and humbled them to a score of 24 to 4 in Talent’s favor.

The third game played was between the Talent men’s team and Ashland men’s team. This was especially interesting and full of enthusiasm and laughter from start to finish, being a close game all the way through. It was played fast and clean with but few fouls, both teams showing basketball class all throughout the game, ending with a score of 22 to 26 in Talent’s favor.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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