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Mail Tribune 100, May 26, 1921

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

May 26, 1921


The new moving picture machine purchased by the school board for $125, second-handed, from a Spokane school, was given its first use last night when it formed a prominent part of the senior class night exercises at the high school auditorium, a two reel comedy film being presented. A large crowd was assembled and the exercises were much enjoyed.

The class was presented by Kael Klum, the class history by Anna Ferguson and the class poem by Leonard Brown. The class prophecy, which was written by Winston Vance, was read by Orrel Powell, and the class song which was written by Orrel Powell, was sung by the class. The presentation of the class memorial was by Elbert Coleman, president of the class, and it was received by Francis Prescott.

The moving picture machine, which is a fine one will be used next year in the presentation of educational films in the various school buildings.


A fire which started at 4 p.m. Wednesday from a spark from the boiler engine stack burned the upper, or peak part of the roof, of the two-story frame building on South Riverside occupied by the plant of the City Cleaning and Dye Works. The ceiling of the upper rooms was also burned. The fire had a good start before the fire department was summoned, but fast and good work by the firemen saved the building. The plant will be out of operation for a day or so until the insurance can be adjusted.

The fire loss on the building, which is owned by the Ossenbrugge estate, is about $500, covered by insurance, and the loss by fire and water to the household goods and furniture of John F. Watson, proprietor of the plant, is about $700, covered by insurance. All the clothing of customers was saved from any damage.


Due to the press of business and the manifold demands upon his time for public service, T. E. Daniels resigned as a member of the board of Medford Chamber of Commerce. Absence from the city for a considerable length of time in the near future and knowing that the administrative affairs of the Chamber still remained in most competent hands, were additional reasons given for asking to be relieved form service.

Benj. F. Lindas, having been the choice of the members by their vote at the annual election, he having received the next highest vote of any not now on the board, was unanimously elected as a director to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of T. E. Daniels.

Although one of the newer residents in this locality, B. F. Lindas has made an enviable reputation for himself as a man of exceptional ability and his membership on the board is a distinct asset to the Chamber of Commerce.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com