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Mail Tribune 100, May 12, 1921

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

May 12, 1921

CITIES MUST BE FOUR SQUARE SAYS BULGIN

The forum meeting of the Chamber of Commerce at the Holland Wednesday was one of the best attended and most enjoyable for many months, the program being furnished principally by the Bulgin evangelistic company. Rev. Leach presided, and after the usual songs and the introduction of guests, Dr. Rockey, of Portland, made a short talk complimenting the people of this city for their hearty co-operative spirit, and for having one of the best X-Ray clinics on the coast. He urged the people to do all they can to boost the fair at Portland.

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis, who have charge of the music for the Bulgin meetings rendered a beautiful trio and responded to a very hearty encore.

Dr. Bulgin’s talk on “City Building From Four Angles” was certainly a strong appeal for higher citizenship and more regard for God and His laws by everyone. The hearty applause showed that the business men and women highly enjoyed his brief remarks.

Dr. Bulgin referred to the words of Paul about a city being four square and said every city must have four fundamentals: Proper finances, be strictly hygiene, maintain first class schools and have a high standard of morals, without which no city can become ideal.

He complimented this city on its pull-together spirit and its clean places of business, modern utilities and said every man and woman should be in the chamber of commerce helping make the city what it should be and then boost for it.

“Why, do you know,” the speaker said, “that if Columbus should have landed on the beautiful Oregon coast, the people would have been so overcome with the grandeur of the western country that New York would not be discovered yet.”

Mr. Bulgin said more attention should be paid to hygiene, educational and moral atmosphere for the younger people. That we should not only insist on high standards for them to live by, but we should measure up to those standards ourselves — as a man thinketh so is he — and make it easy for those who live right, but mighty hard for those who live wrong.

Closing he said: “We live hereafter and the person or city that is not building for the future is not building right. Many who lives for one life — here only — and not for two — here and hereafter — is foolish.”

FORUM ENDORSES ACTION OF FARM BUREAU ON FAIR

Resolved that the members of the Medford Chamber of Commerce, in forum assembles endorse the action of the Jackson County Industrial Fair Association and the Jackson County Farm Bureau in calling a special election for the purpose of levying a one mill tax to build fair buildings and otherwise improve the county fair grounds and that it recommended to the board of directors that they immediately appoint committees to assist the Farm Bureau to circulate the necessary petitions and secure the signatures thereto as well as to have them support the measure in every way possible.

This recommendation was unanimously adopted yesterday at the forum at which a greater number of members were present than for several months. Petitions are now being circulated in the rural districts of the county by members of the Farm Bureau and the committee in charge have asked the Chamber of Commerce to secure signatures in the city of Medford in order that the measure may be placed on the ballot.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com