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Mail Tribune 100, March 16, 1921

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

March 16, 1921


Herbert Cope, a humorist, was the principal speaker at the regular noon forum of the Chamber of Commerce today, and convulsed a large attendance with laughter at his remarks, the burden of which was to smile in business and in meeting. “No mater how nice the scenery is, a tourist will never come back if everybody has a grouch.” Mr. Cope was enthusiastically applauded at the conclusion of his address.

A resolution introduced by John C. Mann calling on the city to purchase 19 acres of land along the P. & E. for auto camp purposes was endorsed by the forum, and approval voiced by J. W. Dressler, N. W. Borden and others.


At the high school auditorium at Phoenix Thursday evening Mr. Geo. T. Wilson, assisted by Miss Lacey as accompanist will give a diversified program of opera, oratorio, character and folk songs, interspersed with readings from standard authors and dialect poems. On the program will be some songs of Mr. Wilson’s composition and poems of which he is the author.

The entertainment is given under the auspices of the student body to raise some money with which to fix up their stage and stimulate interest in music and elocution in the school.


There was no decision in the referendum of the Medford Chamber of Commerce on the community chest question, as the vote resulted in a tie. There were 106 votes cast and 54 were required for a decision. Of the votes cast 53 were for the establishment of a community chest, whereas 53 voted against same.

The result was an odd coincidence in that not one out of a thousand referendums would result in a similar manner.

A meeting of the board of directors has been called for this afternoon, at which time the question of again submitting the same for a referendum vote to the members will be discussed.

The report of the canvas of the votes was signed by Glenn O. Taylor, chairman; J. R. Woodford and George E. Gates.


The city council at its meeting last night authorized the city treasurer, Miss Mary Haswell, to pay off $38,000 general fund bonds of 1911, which become due the first of April. The council also discussed the matter of the proposed new auto camp grounds for the city, but the discussion ended in the same situation existing as before it started. The council has had the matter under consideration for almost a year and seemingly loves to talk over the subject without taking definite action.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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