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Mail Tribune 100, Sept. 3, 1921 continued

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

Sept. 3, 1921 continued


Not many of the Medford merchants attended the meeting at the Chamber of Commerce rooms last evening to consider forming a merchants co-operative effort to build up its commercial importance.

Those attending the meeting were enthusiastic as to what could be accomplished and suggestions offered were accepted so as soon as possible there will be another meeting called to endeavor to bring about the concerted action that it is believed to be beneficial to the merchants and the community as a whole.


The Trigonia hopes to be able to set casing next week, preparatory to testing the showing at 1,350 feet.

Reaming the hole out has been a difficult and trying task, owing to the tough character of the rock, and the tendency of hard boulders to deflect the drill.

During the week E. E. Kelly checked over Mr. Liljegran’s geological readings, locating the structure. Many fine specimens of fossilized shale were found. Kelly is entirely satisfied with the location of the well, and believes it to be on the axis of a very large structure. It is also his opinion based on the readings shown by outcroppings and compared with the log of the well, that oil or gas sands will be encountered inside of 1,600 feet in depth.

Directors’ monthly meeting next Tuesday evening at 7:30; full board desired.


On Thursday, September 8th, an election will be held throughout the Medford Irrigation District submitting the question for and against having the state pay the interest due Jan. 1, 1922, to and including Jan. 1, 1924, on bonds of the district. This is a very important matter to the land owners of the district for the reason that it gives them an opportunity to realize from the benefits of the irrigation system before having to make any interest payments.

To secure the payment of interest by the state it is first necessary for the land owners to signify their desire through the election, after which the matter is considered and approved or rejected by the state authorities. It is thought there will be no objection on the part of the state to grant the district’s request, if the vote is in the affirmative. To impress the authorities with the desire of the district the board of directors urge the landowners to turn out in full force at the election and cast a good representative vote. It is their duty to do this to insure desired consideration and action by state officials.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com