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Mail Tribune 100, Jan. 29, 1921

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

Jan. 29, 1921

AUTO SWINDLER NOW IN JAIL

Albert Carol, wanted in this city for defrauding the Medford Auto Co., out of a Buick car was brought back from Sacramento this morning by Sheriff Terrill, and is in the county jail awaiting further action. It is also alleged that Carol hoodwinked a local school teacher out of $50 when she identified him, on a check presented to the Austin hotel at Ashland. Carol was extradited from California.

Carol is alleged to have secured the Buick car, by issuing a check on the Ladd and Tilton bank of Portland for $1,800 and signing a note for the balance. Telegraphic inquiries revealed that Carol had no funds in the Portland bank, but by this time he had departed with the car. He posed as a man of means, and said he was going to buy the Johnson Jewelry store at Ashland. Two weeks later he was arrested in California, and refused to return until extradition papers were ordered.

RECORD GALE IS DEMORALIZING TO PEDESTRIANISM

An average 30-miles-an-hour gale in the city and valley during the night and which continued today caused much discomfort in walking and driving Saturday, kept windows and doors rattling around homes and business buildings, portable things blowing around yards and lots, and together with a cloudy sky, the prediction of rain and a falling barometer presaged another storm.

Only a well-trained athlete could negotiate the streets with anywhere near dignified pedestrianism this forenoon. One had hard work not only to keep his balance and the hat on his head, but in retaining a direct course for his destination, especially in turning corners. Women, especially had a difficult time in walking and preventing their skirts from ascending skyward. Many men had interesting experiences in chasing their hats around town, and every one involuntarily speeded up his gait with the wind behind him or slowed down greatly in facing it.

So much wind in the past week is an unusual thing for the Rogue river valley and has all the old-time weather sharps guessing.

LOCAL BRIEFS

Mount Rainier was first scaled in 1870.

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A wave of whispered surprise swept over the crowd at the wrestling and boxing match at Gold Hill last night when Rev. J. R. Sasnett, pastor of the Methodist church of Medford, crawled through the ropes just before the wrestling began, and announced that through the courtesy of the management he was there as county chairman to speak in the intersect of the European Relief fund for starving children. He was heard with interest, and the applause indicated that the audience was in sympathy with the cause. An invitation was extended the minster to remain and witness the boxing bouts, but he declined the invitation.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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