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Mail Tribune 100, Feb. 3, 1921

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

Feb. 3, 1921


The depth of snow at Crater Lake rim is 11 feet, and at Anna Spring camp five miles lower down, is 10 feet, according to word received this morning by Alex Sparrow from Ranger Brown, who is stationed at the lake this winter. The depth is five feet more than last year at this time and indicates a later opening of the season than usual.


A number of Medford people are suffering from an attack of “Paris flu,” an aliment so called because it was first located in that gay city, and its chief characteristic is hiccoughing, accompanied by the usual aches and pains of a regular cold. The hiccoughing is very debilitating, and leaves the victim in a weakened condition for a day or two after recovery. It is generally in a mild form, and seems to be prevalent chiefly among grown people. It is said by medical men to be an aggravated form of whooping cough. Among the local folks who have been afflicted is Edison Marshall, the author.


Mush and Milk Banquet Nets Approximately $100 — Medford Responding Generously to Appeal, But Much More Will be Needed.

This was the first day of the time set for the European Relief campaign and the treasurer, H. O. Frohbach, reports some very satisfactory contributions, however far insufficient to cover the quota assigned for Medford.

The campaign ends Saturday of this week and as no soliciting will be done, it will be up to each individual in the community to send in their check for an amount which they believe they can afford to spend in order that the starving children of central Europe be given a chance for their life.

The Hoover Mush and Milk banquet last evening at the Medford hotel netted practically $100 and the members of the Knights of Pythias lodge have contributed the sum of $112.

Those who intend to help in this fund should not delay sending in their check. Help these poor children, who through no fault of their own, have had this unfortunate condition thrust upon them.

Mayor Gates presided at the affair and opened the program with a characteristic address and appeal for the relief for the starving children. Then followed a splendid entertainment program, which comprised selection by the high school glee club, music by Mrs. Childers and Mrs. Meldo Hillis, a violin solo by Carlton Janes with Frances Montgomery as accompanist, selections by the Premier Novelty Orchestra and dainty song and dance numbers by Misses Rowan Gals and June Warnack.

The domestic science class of the high school served the banquet.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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