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Mail Tribune 100, July 23, 1921 continued

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

July 23, 1921 continued


Discoveries of rich ore upon the properties formerly known as the Norling mine on Jackson creek has caused a stir among local mining men. Assays taken of ore from various places show values running from $9 to $18 per ton.

An engineers’ survey of the four ledges show that they will intersect at a given point upon the property, and a tunnel is now being driven upon one of the veins that will cut this intersection at about 300 foot depth.

Numerous pockets have been taken from the surface and shallow workings, yet considerable ore has been staged and shipped with excellent returns, netting from $50 to $100.00 per ton.

The mine is situated about three miles by good road from Jacksonville, a little over one mile from the railroad and is easily accessible.

A company has been organized by C. C. Clark and Etna Wall, known as the Medford Mining and Milling Association.

... P. X. Johnson of Portland, Oregon, who is deeply interested has been appointed business manager.

Mr. Walter B. Robinson, the mining engineer formerly connected with the Blue Ledge mine, has made a preliminary report substantiating the foregoing statements and is now at the property completing his final examination and report.


In a window display contest of national scope carried on by the Pal Pencil company, the Medford Book Store of this city won a second prize according to a letter received by that firm this morning, for their “Pal” pencil display which attracted much attention here a few weeks ago. A committee composed of Ruth Roland, Enid Bennett, Fatty Arbuckle and Corrine Griffith awarded the prizes on the basis of effectiveness, selling opportunity and originality.

George Mansfield, a clerk in the Medford Book Store, trimmed the window and the success of the local firm in the contest is due to his work. A check for $75 was received from the Pal company as prize money.


Notice to water users: Commencing Sunday, July 24, 1921, and continuing thereafter, fire whistle will sound one blast at eleven o’clock a.m. as a reminder that water must be shut off promptly. Violators will be prosecuted.


There was a good public market today for this season of year and plenty of apricots to meet the heavy demand, and a goodly supply of sweet corn which was not enough to fill the demand. Many dressed chickens and beef were on sale.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com