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Mail Tribune 100, Sept. 9, 1921

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

Sept. 9, 1921


The pear show opens tomorrow morning and although growers were requested to bring in their exhibits today, there were many who made entries during the past two days.

Growers who did not find time to bring in their pears today are permitted to enter them tomorrow as the judging will not take place until Monday. The growers’ names will not appear on any of the exhibits until after the prizes are awarded.

Pears not listed for premiums should be entered and if entitled to an award in their class, they will be given a special prize as a number of premiums are available for that purpose.

As a matter of convenience to the general public, the exhibit will be open on Saturday evening. Growers are advised that there is no fee charged to make entries to the pear show and admittance to see the exhibits is absolutely free.

Over 2,000 pears are now on exhibition and over 150 ranchers were represented up to press time today.


Preparations are now rapidly going forward for the opening of the public schools next Monday. The new teachers for this year and the old ones absent from the city have been flocking to Medford for the past few days, and the others will arrive today and Saturday morning.

Tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock a general meeting of all the teachers will be held at the high school building with Superintendent Smith, and immediately following this meeting other separate conferences will be held in the grade buildings. The assignment of grade teachers and buildings will be published on Saturday.

Make up examinations were held in the high school today for pupils from the 4th to the 8th grades who failed. Principal A. J. Hanby of Washington school was in charge of this examination.

Registration of high school students which has been going all week will not close until 6 p.m. today. Up to Friday 235 students had been registered, and at least 125 more are expected to register before closing time tonight.

Among the new teachers already here are Miss Ollie Stoltenberg of Hillsboro, Ore., who has charge of the physical training for boys; Hollis Huntington, the high school athletic coach and who will have charge of physical instruction for the boys; Miss Ora Collins of Chillicothe, Mo., who will teach a grade school; and Miss Louise Manning of Hillsboro, Ore., who will teach Latin in the high school.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com