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Mail Tribune 100, Aug. 23, 1921

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

Aug. 23, 1921

WIG JACKS CAUGHT IN BOOZE NET

Well Known Resident of Eagle Point Lodged in County Jail — Charged With Selling Liquor — Eight Warrants Still to be Served in County — Hearing This Afternoon.

Wig Jacks, a well known resident of Eagle Point, and former marshal of that town, was arrested by Sheriff Terrill and special agents of the state at his home Monday night charged with selling intoxicating liquor. Jacks was arrested shortly after he had returned from an auto trip to Crescent City and other California coast points. It was thought that Jacks was camping in the Huckleberry Mountain district. A force of special agents and deputy sheriffs left Friday morning on a still hunt for him, and up to early this afternoon had not returned from the region famous for its big huckleberries and deer hunting.

Jacks was taken to the county jail, and his initial efforts to secure release on bonds were unavailing. A search warrant was issued out of Justice of the Peace Taylor’s court for Jack’s residence, upon complaint of Special Agent S. B. Sandifer. Sheriff Terrill and a special gent swore out a complaint against Jacks this afternoon.

According to the police, Jacks was active in reform work last spring during the Bulgin meetings, and it is alleged that he gathered evidence for the evangelist. The authorities say that more than one complaint will be filed against him.

There are still seven or eight warrants to serve against citizens caught in the net of the special agents. Some of these are expected to be returned shortly.

Jacks will be arraigned in Justice Taylor’s court this afternoon and bonds fixed.

LOCAL AND PERSONAL

It may be of interest to autoists to learn that the state traffic officers have switched their attention from tail lights to headlights. Officers J.J. McMahon and McLaughlin are now in Klamath Falls enforcing the law for dimming of headlights. A similar campaign is due to open in this city any day.

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A corn stalk measuring 12 feet in length, grown by Tom Collins of this city is on exhibition in the display window of the Page-Dressler Real Estate company and created considerable favorable comment from former residents of Kansas and Iowa.

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Hotel de Grieve, at Prospect, is a very popular place these days with Medford and valley folks. They drive up in the evening, stay all night, and return the next morning. Or spend a few days there partaking of the excellent meals served by the Grieves and enjoying the grand climate and wonderful scenery.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com