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Mail Tribune 100, Jan. 22, 1921

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

Jan. 22, 1921


The Medford high school basketball quintet trimmed the fast Etna Mill five by a score of 39 to 19 last night on the Natatorium floor. The game was fast, especially in the first half when both squads struggled for an advantage. During that period the team-work of the local men was somewhat ragged, but in the second period when their playing speeded up, they showed basketball class seldom seen in high school games. The husky and fast Etna Mills aggregation was equal to the Northern California teams of several years ago, but fell down in basket shooting and their team-work was demoralized by the Medford defense.

The improvement in the performance of Klum’s hoopsters is encouraging to Medford supporters. The fact that no player on the local squad stood out for individual superior work speaks well for the concerted play of the Red and Black squad. For Etna Mills, Nutting, forward and Lewis, playing guard, played a clever game, while Captain Wilson proved to be a bear-cat at scoring on free tosses. Hughes, Ashland coach, who refereed the game, won the approval of the spectators for his fair handling of the game.

In the preliminary girl’s game, the Medford high school sextet defeated the Talent squad 14 to 5 in a hard fought game. Ging’s ring-tossers are playing together well, and should be a strong contender for the Southern Oregon girl’s title this year. M. Rose and Ethel Kieth played clever ball for Talent.


Tom Moore at Page

Henry C. Rowland’s famous Saturday Evening Post story, “Duds,” with all the thrill, adventure, romance and picturesque qualities of the written version multiplied ten-fold is to be shown at the Page tomorrow and Monday.

With Tom Moore playing Captain Plunkett!

Not only is the romance an exceedingly beautiful and original one — but there is a gripping mystery that will tantalize you to the last foot of the film.

Was Captain Plunkett in love with a thief? This is the question you will seek in vain to answer until the very end.

“Duds” is undoubtedly the most striking, the most interesting, the most pleasing of all Tom Moore’s characterizations.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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