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Mail Tribune 100, Aug. 6, 1921

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

Aug. 6, 1921

AUTO MASHER ARRESTED, FINED $5 AND COSTS

The police have received many complaints about men, especially young men, riding in autos over dark streets late at night and stopping beside women or girls on the way home and urging them to take rides with them, and they have been and are on the lookout for such offenders.

One well known young woman whose employment keeps her downtown until 10:30 or 11, and who cannot always have an escort home, has been driven to the verge of distraction through being followed on the way home by men in autos urging her to take a ride.

Only one arrest has been made so far for this offense and that by Chief of Police Timothy who accidentally ran into such a case of annoyance while on his way home with Mrs. Timothy in their car several nights ago about 11 o’clock.

It seems that two young women were on their way home and had just reached the corner of Laurel and West Main streets, which vicinity is very dark at night, when a man drove along, stopped his car at the side of the street and urged them to get in and take a ride. The girls vehemently told him to go on and mind his business. He still urged despite this, and one of the girls was just emphatically telling him again to leave them alone, when Chief and Mrs. Timothy came along in their car and heard her.

The chief jumped out and placed the man, O. McClanahan of Medford, married, under arrest with orders to report in Judge Taylor’s court. He pleaded guilty in that court Friday afternoon to the charge of annoying the girls, the technical charge being disorderly conduct, and was fined $5 and costs.

MEDFORDITES VISIT B. FALLS HATCHERY

Mrs. John A. Perl and two sons, Frank and Fredrick, William Craig, assistant at the Perl Funeral Home, Mrs. Craig and Mrs. Letha Fruer spent Thursday at the Butte Falls hatchery.

Mrs. Perl says Mr. Berrian takes great pride in the place and is more than pleased to welcome visitors and show them through the grounds. No campers are allowed but it is a delightful place to spend the day. Tables, seats, plenty of shade, and cold running water are all there for your convenience.

The driveways and streams are lined with Shasta daisies, sweet peas, phlox, gladiolas, pansies, and many other bright hued and beautiful perennial flowers. It is certainly worth the time and effort to make the trip and see the hatchery.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com