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Mail Tribune 100, Feb. 12, 1921 Continued

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

Feb. 12, 1921 Continued


The Medford High basketball squad met stiff opposition at Roseburg last night when it tackled the Orange and Black quintet on the Roseburg floor. The game was fast and hard throughout and ended in a 22 to 22 tie. In playing off this tie, the Medford men made one point on a free toss, but in view of the fact that there was discussion over this score Coach Klum of the Medford team arranged that tonight’s game would decide the winner of last night’s contest.

According to “Irish” Coleman, captain of the Red and Black hoop team. Roseburg has a fast and clever squad this season and if successful in tonight’s game it will bid for a whirl at the state title. However, local adherents are confident that the Medford men will carry off the honors in tonight’s game since they will be more familiar with the floor and rested from their trip.

True to expectation the Medford girls sextet swamped the Roseburg girls team by a 33 to 11 score. The girls played their usual clever game and this victory places them as a strong contended for the championship of this section.


Senator Charles L. McNary has again come to the aid of the fruit growers of Oregon by securing an appropriation from congress of $40,000 for investigation by the U. S. Department of Agriculture of fruit conditions in ocean voyages. It was proposed to place the appropriation at $20,000 but the Oregon Growers Cooperative Association took up the importance of these investigations with Senator McNary, resulting in the $40,000 appropriation.

He has also been urged by the Oregon Growers Cooperative Association to join with California apple and pear interests in securing from congress an appropriation of $10,000 to aid in investigating sprays for the codling moth in pears and apples.

It seems that sprays now used on pears and apples often leave a slight color and in the east this is prejudicial to the sale of western fruits.

By having $10,000 for investigation, it is hoped that a spray for codling moth on pears and apples may be found which will not be noticeable on fruits.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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