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Mail Tribune 100, May 28, 1921

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

May 28, 1921


The modern idea of advertising being recognized as necessary to every business and profession is growing daily and a novel way of advertising is to class the different lines of business and professions together under the head of the buildings they occupy.

We are publishing today for the first time the directory of the Sparta building, arranged by Dr. A. Burklund, a live-wire young professional man.

Dr. Bulgin says: “A man in any profession or business who does not advertise is like a man winking at his girl in the dark. He knows what he is doing but nobody else does.”


The commencement exercises for the 1921 class of 45 members of the high school of the “sweetest and swellest little city” in Oregon were held at the Page theater last night before an audience which tested the capacity of that auditorium.

That “sweetest and swellest” compliment was uttered by G. F. Irvine, blind editor of the Portland Journal, at the conclusion of his wonderfully impressive address, which held the big audience enraptured and spell bound throughout. The compliment was sincere.

When a child Mr. Irvine lived with his parents in Jackson County for five or six years and attended school in the Logtown district of the Applegate section. So big a hit did Mr. Irvine make last night that the general wish was expressed that Medford could see more of him hereafter and again listen to his eloquence.

Another unusual feature of Medford high commencement exercises was an address by the superintendent of schools, Aubrey Smith, who prior to introducing Mr. Irvine dilated briefly on the housing problems facing the Medford schools and urging the necessity of new buildings and the probability of a bond issue in the near future to take care of this problem.


A burglar or burglars in a bold attempt to break into the store of E. H. Lamport, worked in trying to cut the lock off the front door between 9 and 10 o’clock last night with many people passing constantly, but were eventually frightened away. When Mr. Lamport came to the store at 10 p.m. he found the front lock had been partially severed with nippers. The night police rounded up a number of suspects but would not find on them any nippers or other burglar tools.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com