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Mail Tribune 100, June 22, 1921

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

June 22, 1921

SCHOOL BOARD BUYS MEDFORD BASEBALL PARK

Announcement has just been made that the Medford school board, through its special committee, John C. Mann and Joseph O. Grey, has contracted for the purchase of the former Medford baseball park from Court Hall and Mrs. Chas. Young at a price of $3,700, on which a payment has been made, the balance to be paid for in two years’ time.

In making this purchase for use as a public school athletic field and eventually to be the site of a new high school building when conditions become imperative for such a building the board killed two birds with one stone. The grounds, three or four acres in extent, are located on Second street off North Holly St., and constituted the last available space of land close in which was suitable for an athletic park.

It is planned to use the funds contributed last spring to build bleachers at the Jackson school athletic ground, together with other contributions, which will be sought from the public, to fence in the grounds just purchased and erect a grand stand or bleachers before next fall, in time for the opening of the high school football season.

CHECK ARTIST IS BUSY AGAIN, DEALERS LOSE

Bad check artists have been at work in the city the past two weeks, as the result of which a number of business men have been victimized.

A clever thief since last Saturday has passed three $24 bogus checks drawn on the First National bank and purporting to be pay roll checks of the National Survey Corporation signed by F. G. Hanley, manager, and endorsed on the back by him. These checks were cleverly drawn and purported to have been made out with a check protector. An unknown man passed one each on Will H. Wilson, Frank Wilson and The Club cigar store.

In addition to the above a bogus $35 check was passed on Fouts’ grocery last week, and a number of smaller bogus checks have been passed in the city.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com