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Mail Tribune 100, June 18, 1921, continued

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June 18, 1921, continued


Every Section of Jackson County Pledges Assistance to Ashland at Banquet Given by Jesse Winburn — Preliminary Plans Arranged

With representatives from every section of Jackson County at the banquet given by Jesse Winburn at the Hotel Medford last night it was unanimously decided that there will be a patriotic celebration at Ashland July 4th, in which every community of Jackson County will join.

A better get together meeting has never been held in Southern Oregon. The enthusiasm and friendly spirit fairly bubbled over. J. H. Fuller, secy. of the Ashland Chamber of Commerce acted as toastmaster and proved to be an artist in that line. A representative from every community was called on to make a speech, even the press was honored, while Mayor Gates concluded the oratory with one of his characteristic talks in which humor and sound sense were combined.

A number of details have yet to be arranged, but the Ashland ways and means committee for the parade arrangements have the following preliminary announcement:

Miss Chamberlain, who has charge of the Civic Improvement club, states that the organization will be represented by numerous floats and stunts.

Mrs. Hal McNair will have charge of the baby float.

Mrs. McCracken will have charge of the D. A. R. float and will confer with the chapters of Medford and Jacksonville.

... A finer banquet has never been served in Medford than the one Manager Mohr created for Mr. Winburn, it would have reflected credit upon any metropolitan hotel in the country — both in the quality of the food and the service.

Amos Nininiger of Ashland, general chairman of the July 4th celebration did not expect to attend but he was able to make it, and give a splendid talk along the lines of a rousing patriotic celebration.

Throughout the speeches compliments for Mr. Winburn the host, were frequent and a rising vote of thanks was given him before the guests departed.

Under the direction of Mayor Gates Medford has started on her representation in the parade. A complete announcement of local plans will be made later.


The public market today was of the humdinger or crackers variety, and much presented the appearance of a county fair. The market opened early in the morning with a heavy supply of seasonable stuff including a full line of vegetables and a goodly supply of beef and pork. There was also a supply of 200 dressed chickens — hens and fryers — and some cases of loganberries and currants.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com