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Mail Tribune 100, May 13, 1921

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

May 13, 1921


At the result of the activities of the Medford police last night, aided by Deputy Sheriff McMahon, three men and two women were arrested for intoxication. Patrolman Hempstreet and McMahon arrested a former Medford man who has resided in Portland for over two years past, in a room with two women from Frisco. It is claimed the trio were intoxicated, and that other charges may be preferred against them, but at the hour of going to press this afternoon no formal complaint had been filed in Police Judge Taylor’s court, although such complaints were expected any moment, together with the bringing in of the accused for trial.

Another man arrested at another place by the two above mentioned officers for intoxication, had not been brought in for trial.

Tom Gannon, about 50 years old, who is in poor health and has been at the county infirmary for some time past, was found on the street intoxicated by Patrolman Adams last night an was fined $25 and costs today. He said he had become intoxicated through drinking a well known patent medicine.


Whenever Medford has a serious situation confronting her, all it takes is a meeting of her business men where conditions are made plain to them and the problem is solved. Such a meeting was held last week to consider the financing of the new Crater Lake Company which resulted in the appointment of two committees who worked less than an hour and a half and oversubscribed the amount stock necessary to keep Medford’s good name for progressiveness before the state.

Out of a total of $20,000 of stock offered, Medford citizens subscribed for more that $7,000. It was the original intention of the company to have this amount taken up by all of the communities of southern Oregon but as Medford men had assumed the responsibility of the management of the Crater Lake concession, they believed it only proper for Medford citizens alone to show their loyalty and belief in the investment as being a most profitable one.

Every citizen of southern Oregon, especially those who have never visited Crater Lake, should plan to do so this year. The privilege of the option of purchase of the Crater Lake concession will not be exercised by the newly organized company unless there is a good showing made this year.


There is considerable petty stealing going on around the city, according to people who are calling at the second-hand stores asking if persons have called trying to sell shoes, clothing, etc. Better lock your doors.


On account of the high school presentation of the light opera “Love Pirates of Hawaii,” at the Page theater tonight, there will be no movies shown at the house, but tomorrow afternoon and evening “the Mask” will be shown again.


The Shell Company were one of the first companies to lower their price on gasoline, they having this morning reduced their price 2c, making their price now 34 cents for strictly high grade gasoline.


The following item in the 25 years ago column appeared in Thursday’s Oregonian: “The Mazamas, 500 strong, are planning for an excursion this summer to Crater Lake.”

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com