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Mail Tribune 100, April 18, 1921

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

April 18, 1921

JUDGMENT AGAINST COLLINS FOR $265

A jury in the Josephine County circuit court at Grants Pass this afternoon returned a verdict for $265 against Ben M. Collins, Grants Pass auto dealer, in the civil suit of the state bank board for the collection of $2262.80 alleged to be due on notes and overdrafts arising from the failure of the Bank of Jacksonville. The verdict was for a promissory note Collins admitted owing.

The alleged overdraft from the bank was for $1179.80 and rested entirely upon the figures and testimony of W. H. Johnson, ex-cashier of the bank, brought back from the state prison to testify.

The defense was represented by Attorney Gus Newbury of this city and Jesse Johnson of Grants Pass, and the plaintiff by Attorney George M. Roberts of this city.

AMERICAN LEGION ADOPTS POPPY AS MEMORIAL FLOWER

New York, April. — The American Legion has adopted the poppy as its Memorial Day flower. On May 30 thousands of tiny red silk flowers will be distributed throughout America by the legion and other patriotic organizations.

The poppies — exact replicas of those which “blow on Flanders fields’ — were made by war orphans of the American and French Children’s league. They were brought to American by Mme. Anna E. Guerin who founded the league for the purpose of perpetuating the friendship between the nations, which had its inception on the battlefield. The poppy is the league’s national emblem and the children are the seed-constituted guardians of graves of the American soldier dead in France.

MADE IN ROGUE RIVER VALLEY IS POPULAR IDEA

The idea of making a display of “Made-in-the-Rogue-River-Valley Products” in the Medford Chamber of Commerce building next week, which is Home Products Week, as suggested by this paper Saturday evening, has been warmly received by some of the manufacturers in the valley and with a committee appointed from the Chamber of Commerce tonight to assist with the project a splendid exhibit can be arranged and the people will be surprised at the different products that are made and sold in this valley.

The people, when ordering anything at the stores, should always insist on having the home-made products first and after that the products made outside of the valley and in the state.

LOCAL AND PERSONAL

The fears felt by orchardists that the storm period of Sunday and this morning might end with a dangerous frost were dispelled this forenoon for Tuesday morning by Frost Expert Young and County Agent Cate, who stated that local conditions indicated mild weather for Tuesday. During the showers from Sunday morning until this morning .17 of an inch of rain fell, making in all 20.16 inches of precipitation since September 1st last. The regular weather prediction for Tuesday is for fair weather.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com