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Mail Tribune 100, June 23, 1921

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

June 23, 1921

RECORD BREAKING FIREWORKS JULY 4TH AT ASHLAND

Ashland, June 22. — (Special) — The display of fireworks to conclude the Jackson County parade and celebration at Ashland, July 4, will be witnessed by a great crowd, for it is to be almost as elaborate as the display at the Portland Rose Festival. The Hitt Fireworks company, which produced the Portland exhibition, will also supply the fireworks at Ashland. The sum appropriated by the managers of the celebration, of which Mr. Amos Nininger is chairman, is very liberal and exceeds any of the past. The Hitt company promises a number of sensational surprises.

The parade committee is hard at work getting things whipped into shape. There are to be so many entries in the parade that Marshal Homes has been obligated to do a lot of planning to get the order of march into shape. He thinks, however, that he can announce the line of march in tomorrow’s papers.

Mr. George R. Parman, the well known carpenter, says that he has talked to other carpenters in Ashland, and that a number of men in that trade will give their services free after 6 p.m. to help construct the floats.

It is highly encouraging to see how cheerfully so many men and women are contributing their services to the parade arrangements. It is surely going to be a most pretentious celebration.

SCHOOL BOARD IS ORGANIZED

The new board of education was partially organized late yesterday afternoon when John C. Mann and A. B. Cunningham, the newly elected directors for three years, were sworn into office. The other members of the board are C. M. Thomas, who was recently chosen at a special board meeting to fill the unexpired term of George A. Mansfield, resigned, and the following holdover members: Mrs. Milton Janes, who has two more years of her elective term to fill, and Mrs. E. E. Kelly, who was appointed to serve out the unexpired term of two years of Mrs. Richard Smythe, resigned.

According to law and precedent the presidency of the new board falls to Mrs. Milton Janes, the ranking elected member, but so far she has declined to assume the office. A called meeting will soon be held to decide upon the presidency of the board.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com