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Mail Tribune 100, Sept. 1, 1921

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

Sept. 1, 1921



For the first time in the history of Oregon, a county has started suit against the resident of another county for the collection of delinquent taxes. It is the suit of Jackson County against J. C. Henry of Eugene, Lane County, an automobile dealer to collect taxes assessed in 1919 against personal property in this city. The suit was filed last Saturday.

It is alleged in the complaint that Henry’s property there was assessed for $3,850 that year and that there is due as taxes for the state and county, the city of Medford and the school district of Medford on this property the sum of $186.34. The county seeks a judgment in this sum, together with the usual interest of five percent and penalty. The tax levy for state and county purposes that year was 19.4 mills, the city’s levy was 15 mills, and the school levy 14 mills, making a total of 48.4 mills, according to the complaint.

The suit was filed through Attorney F. J. Newman, recently appointed a special deputy for that purpose by the county court.


Crater Lake, Ore., Aug. 31.— (Special) The Bureau of Mines and of Geology have placed a plaster of paris relief map in the lobby of the Lodge of Crater Lake National park and also the contemplated new addition that includes Diamond Lake and Mt. Thielsen. The map has a table of its own and is about three by six feet. The scale is 2,000 ft. to the inch. All points are named, the roads, creeks, peaks, lakes and all points around Crater Lake itself and this map will prove of great interest to everyone coming to Crater Lake.

Capt. Oliver Applegate, the Oregon pioneer is giving a series of talks on early Crater Lake history and also the Modoc Indian wars, in the lobby of the lodge each evening. It adds greatly to the pleasure of the evening’s entertainment.


The novel window display at the Marsh Grocery is causing widespread comment in Medford. Food products from every part of the world are displayed in the most attractive manner, among which are cocoa from sunny Venezuela, salmon from far north canneries of Alaska, pineapple from the Hawaiian Islands, while the Far East is represented by cloves from the Penang Isles and dates from Persia.

Horace Bromley arranged this unusual display and it is well worth one’s time to visit the Marsh Grocery and see it.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com