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Mail Tribune 100, April 30, 1921, continued

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

April 30, 1921, continued

C. OF C. TO WELCOME NEW RESIDENTS

No longer will the new residents of Medford be able to say that they are not being received with a hearty welcome if the plans of the Medford Chamber of Commerce are carried out as outlined at a meeting of the board of directors.

There are no class of people who have the opportunity to know the new residents than the real estate men, therefore, the Medford members of the Jackson County Realty Board have been appointed as a greeters committee from the Chamber of Commerce and among their duties it calls for them to turn in the new residents’ names in order that a communication may be directed to them as an official welcome from the officers of the Chamber of Commerce.

TRIGONIA WELL DOWN 1,000 FEET

Last night the total depth was 1,058 feet. The last 3 to 5 feet drilling was in a very blue sandstone, very hard on bits.

For the last 25 feet there has been slight showing of gypsum and in spots a little diatomacious shale, both good omens to the well. There are no other changes.

BUILDING ORDINANCES TO BE ENFORCED

Enforcement of the building ordinance by the city authorities has been suggested by the board of directors of the Medford Chamber of Commerce insofar as it relates to permits for new buildings and for alterations.

It is only through the enforcement of this ordinance that official records can be maintained as to the building activity in the city. It affords an opportunity for comparison from month to month and year to year without such a record there is no means of recording the growth and prosperity of the community except by guessing at it.

Many buildings and many alterations have been made in Medford during the past year without having a building permit issued. The ordinance demanding that permits must be obtained should be enforced for no other reason than for the satisfaction of the people here to know of the progress being made.

WOMAN NAVIGATOR OF NIAGARA FALLS DEAD, FEAT BROUGHT DISASTER

Lockport, N. Y., April 30.— Annie Edson Taylor, the only woman who ever navigated Niagara Falls in a barrel and survived died in the Niagara county infirmary today.

Mr. Taylor made the trip over the falls October 23, 1901, in a crudely constructed wooden barrel as a cast at a fortune but ill-fortune pursued her from the time of her adventure to the time of her adventure to the time of her death. She was 58 years old.

Mrs. Taylor was severely injured in the plunge over the Horseshoe falls and it was necessary to cut the barrel in halves to get her out. While she was receiving medical attention her barrel was stolen.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com