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Mail Tribune 100, March 9, 1921

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

March 9, 1921

ASHLAND BEGINS TO DISCUSS JULY 4TH CELEBRATION

Ashland, March 9. — “Shall we celebrate the Fourth three days this year?” was one of the queries propounded at the Chamber of Commerce annual meeting on Tuesday evening, at a gathering of citizens in general in connection with the anniversary event. Other pertinent subjects related to housing visitors, incidentally bearing upon the project of erecting a modern apartment house under auspices of the Chamber of Commerce, which body was further questioned as to “what it ought to do?” The Civic Improvement club, Women’s Auxiliary, met at noon. “Resurgam” is its cry this year, and as resuscitated this club will as of old be a leading factor in forwarding every progressive movement. Both floors of Chautauqua Pioneer hall were utilized at this big rally of the dual organizations, a gathering which fully developed and reanimated the boosting spirit. Reports, speeches, music, and the serving of refreshments followed in succession, all cultivating the spirit of co-operation in striving after highest civic ideals.

SUPPORT OREGON INDUSTRIES, IS THEME AT FORUM

A. G. Clark, manager of the Associated Industries of Portland, was the principal speaker at today’s Chamber of Commerce Forum luncheon at the Hotel Holland and made his usual strong and felicitous appeal for support of Oregon industries. The speaker called attention to the fact that one of the most perfect state products was Medford catsup and yet at his hotel in Ashland, California catsup was on the table. He called attention to this as an example of the indifference of the people, rather than any willful desire to aid outside industries, at the expense of industries of the state. A week’s campaign is promised in Medford when the merchants will make a special effort to exhibit and sell Oregon made products.

In motion of Blaine Klum, a resolution was unanimously adopted urging the board of the directors of the chamber to secure a copyright on the words of the club songs composed by Rev. D. E. Millard. Mr. Klum said the words were being used throughout the state, with only Medford changed and that this was cheating the city of some deserved publicity. A copyright would not restrict the use of the words but would compel some public acknowledgment of the source.

BABE RUTH TRIES A LITTLE OF EVERYTHING

New York, Mar. 9.— “Babe” Ruth, New York Americans’ stellar batsman, had a busy day yesterday at the training camp at Shreveport, Ls., reports received today said. After qualifying in the morning practice as a sideline comedian, he coached the left-handed pitchers, and in the afternoon played first base and center field and at bat got a home run and two singles. At the close of the day he relieved the bat boy.

Dave Bancroft, New York Nationals’ shortstop who had been reported ill, reported for practice showing no physical handicap.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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