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Mail Tribune 100, Jan. 22, 1921 Continued

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

Jan. 22, 1921 Continued


Joe Thomas, matchmaker of the Medford boxing commission left Friday afternoon for Grants Pass, where he will stage a bout in that city by request. He will return to this city in time to stage the February smoker. The date will be held open for him by the boxing commission.

Thomas staged two bouts in this city, and both were clean and interesting affairs, without a taint of crookedness, or stalling on the part of the boxers. He aroused interest in the sport after it had degenerated to a low level by fiascoes, and with the advertisement he has received from the last two bouts ought to pull a record house at his next show.

Arrangements have been made to match Chet Brown and Kid Sargent of Ashland for a return match. These two boys put up a whirlwind struggle last Tuesday night. This will be the semi-final of the February smoker.

The final event will probably be a bout between Freddy Anderson, brother of Bud Anderson, and the winner of the Eagles-Campbell bout at Gold Hill January 28. Jess Ingram was originally intended to box Campbell, but he has a sore eye, that needs nursing, hence will not participate.


Work is being rushed on the third floor of the Medford National Bank building which will be occupied by Prosecuting Attorney Rawles Moore. He expects to be able to move into them some time next week.


Dancing at the American Legion assembly in the Legion hall tonight will begin at 9:20 and continue until midnight to music by the Premier Novelty Orchestra. The club rooms will be thrown open for the benefit of those who prefer cards or other diversion.


The Etna Mills union high school basketball team, which was so badly defeated by the Medford high team last night, departed this forenoon for Ashland where they will play Ashland high tonight.


Word has been received from Ben Sheldon, representative from Jackson County in the Oregon legislature, that he will support the bill for adjusted compensation which is now being prepared by American Legion officials and is to be presented to the legislature at its present session. Mr. Sheldon expresses the belief that the legislature desires to do something substantial for Oregon’s ex-service men and women in the way of adjusted compensation.

Legion headquarters is now asking for the voice of the American Legion as to their preference for a long time loan for securing farms and homes, or for a cash payment. The former could be secured sixty days after its enactment, whereas the cash payment plan would be referred to the people at the next election.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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