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Mail Tribune 100, Sept. 8, 1921

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

Sept. 8, 1921


King Cole, internationally famous newsboy, arrived in Medford today on his third trip around the world, and as has been his custom for years, will sell The Mail Tribune again. The last time King Cole was here, he read the reports of the Dempsey-Willard fight at Toledo for The Mail Tribune. Since then, he has shaken hands with the Prince of Wales in Buckingham Palace, and visited other European dignitaries. He has a letter from the English gentleman, who attends to the financial affairs of his highness. He also visited Sweden, Denmark, France and Spain, met Lloyd George, and has a letter from President Harding. King Cole goes from town to town throughout the world, selling papers, and is one of the best known globe trotters in the world. He is now bound for the press congress at Honolulu, which convenes this fall.


A good many exhibits of pears have already been brought to the exhibit room for the Pear Show which opens on Saturday, but most of the growers plan to bring their displays tomorrow which will give every opportunity for them to be arranged for the opening date.

There seems to be a considerable interest taken by the orchardists in the premium offered by the Tomlin Box Co., of 100 orchard lug boxes for the best display of pears on limb and for which there is also second prize of $5.00 cash offered by the Bardwell Fruit Co.

There are some varieties of pears for which there are no premiums listed, but the best plate display of these will receive awards as there are a number of special prizes being offered by Medford merchants that are being held for that purpose.

The present display of Jackson County manufactured produce is being cleared out of the exhibit room as every inch of space will be taken up with the Pear Show. Extra tables are being provided and the show will be maintained as long as the pears will permit.


In keeping with the big pear show to be held at the Chamber of Commerce, beginning Saturday, September 10, this paper will issue a pear edition of Saturday, the 10th, containing pictures of orchards, fruit packing houses, business houses, articles showing the value of pears, amount shipped the past two or three years, table showing the average and high prices received for pears, comparison of a Jackson County orchard with Kansas wheat fields, etc.

This will be a splendid edition to send east to your friends and relatives and will be mailed from this office to any address for five cents per copy. Leave orders before Saturday.

If you want an ad in this issue or a picture of your business house, call 75 and someone will call.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com