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Mail Tribune 100, June 20, 1921

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

June 20, 1921


There has been a general request from the membership of the Medford Chamber of Commerce that a meeting be called to consider a wider campaign of publicity for this valley than has ever taken place in the past. Such a meeting will be held this evening at eight o’clock at the Public Library assemble room and the committee in charge is very anxious to make this meeting similar to those held in the early history of Medford when the business men gathered in great numbers in the old Commercial club rooms above Kidds shoe store.

Estimating that some 25,000 acres of land will be placed under irrigation this year and believing that a considerable proportion of this will be of no benefit to the land owners or business interests of the county unless every acre is under intense cultivation, there is a strong sentiment that the community is obligated to do all it can toward getting new people in the valley to settle upon these lands. Ways and means will be discussed this evening as to the best possible method which may be employed to secure those settlers.

Promptly at eight o’clock there will be a short address by Guy G. Emery of Portland. He has been a close observer of publicity used by various successful communities which was possible in his travels about the country as a Chautauqua lecturer.

All members of the Chamber of Commerce should endeavor to be present and a general invitation is extended the public to hear the discussion.


Much advice and three arrests marked the activity of Speed Cop H. L. Griffiths the latter part of the week.

Irene Barron of Ashland was fined $10 in Justice Gowdy’s court at Ashland for racing a train, while driving on the Pacific Highway.

Arlene Butler of this city was fined $5 for driving without lights as was J. C. Hayes, his fine being $10 however. Justice Glenn O. Taylor officiated.

Enforcement of the speed laws in this county will hereafter be in the hands of J. H. McMahon, former deputy sheriff. Griffiths was ordered to Portland Sunday.

Dozens of Medford people were warned against violations of the auto laws. Their names are kept in the state files at Salem, and should they again be caught, the law takes its course.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com