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Mail Tribune 100, Jan. 24, 1921

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

Jan. 24, 1921


Ashland, Jan. 24. — The armory is rapidly coming into its own as both a military and civic center, extending social and fraternal privileges. This is as it should be, as for years the big building bore a sort of lonesome aspect. It now houses, permanently, First Company and the local Post of the American Legion, with a prospect that the Ashland unit of the county Y. M. C. A. Association will also find a comfortable and hospitable refuge within its walls. The club rooms are numerous and spacious, the building being well equipped in this respect through persistent efforts of the military contingents.

The Y. M. C. A. plan involves the installation of a business and professional men’s gymnasium class at the armory headquarters, where abundant space is available. Indirectly, the Chamber of Commerce is morally encouraging, even if it is not actually financially backing this movement. O. F. Carson, as chairman is outlining a plan for meeting at the armory, and in behalf of the committee which he represents, submits the following plans and specifications as applied to the project under way:

“Any man of Ashland or vicinity who believes that a systematic course of exercise adapted to his particular needs would make him eat or sleep better, think clearer, and get through his particular daily task with less effort and most enjoyment,” will do well to see this committee, other members of which are Homer Billings and Carl Darling, and these promoters should be interviewed by all interested, by Tuesday evening, at least, Jan. 25, at 5 o’clock sharp. It is planned to have these gatherings on Tuesday and Friday evenings of each week, from 5 to 6 o’clock, the specific athletic exercise alloted to each individual case being such as the particular preference may indicate. A medical examination is not implied, though a practitioner will be in attendance, undoubtedly, to treat any case of “mitral insufficiency,” superinduced by athletic training in excess of normal limitations.

... The legion is also “at home” in the armory, where club privileges have been installed under ideal conditions.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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