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Mail Tribune 100, May 17, 1921

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

May 17, 1921


The first complimentary luncheon of the series given by the churches of the city under the able supervision of Mrs. P. H. Daily, for the business women was served today at the Christian church by the ladies of the First Methodist church. Mrs. R. Lindley was chairman and supported by an able corps of workers served the following menu: stewed chicken, French fried potatoes, peas, cabbage salad, hot biscuits, jelly, pickles, lemon pie, and coffee.

Over two hundred girls were served the women coming and going in relays. The transportation work was under the direction of Mrs. W. W. Howard and was a remarkable success, almost fifty cars carried the women to and from work. Miss Dorothy Hussong had charge of the registration and distribution of badges.

Between the hours of 11 and 2 o’clock a continuous program of music by local talent and talks by Mrs. Evan Lewis were given to each group. Mrs. F. C. Edmeades was the chairman of the music committee and the following numbers were enjoyed: vocal solo, Mrs. J. R. Sasnett, instrumental solo, Miss Mattie Roman; vocal solo, Mrs. Geo. Andrews; violin solo, Mrs. Florence Clarke Howell.

The talk by Mrs. Lewis was on “Influence of Business Women.” She spoke of the influence of dress, speech and action and emphasized the necessity of keeping up the standards of womanhood, and standard of purity of both sexes. She concluded by urging all women to make their lives a success, not living for one world, but being prepared for the future life. The luncheon tomorrow will be served by the ladies of the Christian church who are anxious to entertain every business women who can come. All those who attended today are urged to accept the invitation tomorrow and bring a friend with them.


There are many residents of Medford who do not realize the importance of the work of the Scenic Preservation Association, nor do they understand why it is necessary that an effort be made for a conservation of the scenic resources of this county.

All of these points will be discussed at the forum of the Medford Chamber of Commerce tomorrow by Benj. J. Lindas who is the president of the Scenic Preservation Association of Jackson County and who has given a considerable amount of his time as well as having great personal interest in seeing that the natural scenic beauties remain intact for future generations to enjoy, the same as we are doing at the present time.

Any one who makes it their business to investigate will discover that within the past few years there has been a destruction of millions of dollars worth of scenic resources in the state of Oregon. If this is permitted to continue without a protest, the present generation cannot consider themselves other than extremely selfish. A good citizen will help build up the state and not permit it to be robbed of its most valuable asset.

The forum will be held at the Holland Hotel.


The Rosseau coal mine, five miles east of Medford, is being investigated by H. H. Burtt of Portland, representing Portland capital, with a view to further developing this property and placing this coal on the market in the various cities of Oregon. The coal is said to be of good quality. A depth of 1,600 feet has been attained and Mr. Burtt thinks the quality will improve daily as further depth is reached. — Portland Journal.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com