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Mail Tribune 100, Aug. 26, 1921

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

Aug. 26, 1921


The annual school fair and boys’ and girls’ club exhibits will be held in Medford, Sept. 20-21. Much interest in club work is being shown this year and a large exhibit is expected. Eight members have already completed their project or will be ready to finish soon. The work done by the girls and boys ranges all the way from cooking and sewing to the raising of calves, pigs and chickens.

Ned Harrell has made an excellent record with his poultry club work. He new-set 15 eggs and now has 15 purebred white leghorn chickens according to the directions sent out by the Oregon Agricultural College for the use of boys’ and girls’ clubs, keeping a record of the cost of housing, feed, etc. The eggs were furnished by Postmaster W. J. Warner of Medford. Ned will exhibit his chickens at the school and club fair to be held in Medford, Sept. 20-21.


Bert Anderson received a wire from Capt. A. E. Burkduff, state game warden, Thursday stating that 20 cans of big mouth black bass would arrive at Ashland Friday morning to be placed in the Lake of the Woods. Mr. Anderson arranged with Supt. J. W. Berrian and local sportsmen at Ashland to take the fry to the lake.

These are the first bass to be placed in this county, and will please a lot of those who like bass fishing. There will be eight or ten thousand small fry in this shipment.

Since Bert Anderson has been on the commission southern Oregon has received more recognition than for years and fish adapted to the streams, lakes and sloughs are being planted here. The Butte Falls hatchery will also be enlarged.


Miss Esterbelle Cooley of Corvallis, clothing specialist of the O. A. C. and Miss Florence Pool, home demonstration agent, held a conference this afternoon in the public library with the clothing project leaders of the county with reference to plans for future clothing work.


Cheaper sugar is on the way. On Thursday morning San Francisco refiners announced a decline of 15 cents per 100 pounds. The eastern sugar market has been declining for some time, but the San Francisco refineries did not follow. The bad condition of the sugar market at present is due to the lack of demand. A large number of canneries all over the nation are not operating this year, and according to produce men the housewife is not preserving as much fruit.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com