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Mail Tribune 100, Sept. 27, 1921

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

Sept. 27, 1921


40 Third and Fourth Grad Pupils, Washington School to be Transferred to Room in Roosevelt School—Will Relieve Congestion.

The new room which is being fitted up in the Roosevelt school building to accommodate 40 pupils of the third and fourth grades who will be transferred from the Washington school to relieve the congestion in that building, will be put into use next Monday.

It was to have been used last week, but the delay has been caused through non-arrival of furniture from Portland, which will be here in a day or two. The school board has employed Miss Odell Erb of Roslyn, Wash., a graduate of the Ellensburg, Wash., normal school of two years ago, who has been teaching for the past two years at North Bend in that state.

Superintendent Smith and the school board are working out a method of transportation at a low rate for the pupils transferred, a part of which expense must be borne by their parents. In view of the fact that the best information obtainable is that the street car will not be running to the west side for about a month yet, the school officials will arrange a daily motor stage or jitney service at a price which it is hoped will not exceed five cents each way; by which the transferred pupils will be conveyed every morning from Washington school to Roosevelt school, and back to Washington school at the end of the school day in the afternoon.

The transfer and transportation problem is an embarrassing and delicate one for the school officials to handle, and every effort will be made to not work a financial hardship on the parents of any pupil transferred. Care will be taken also to not transfer any pupil from Washington school who is in delicate health.

Because of the great congestion in these grades in the Washington building the transfer of 40 pupils from there to the Roosevelt building is absolutely necessary.


Although not all Medford folks can attend the state fair at Salem this week they can step down to the public market on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in the morning and see the splendid display of fine valley apples on sale there. Today’s market was but a fair one with the exception of the plentiful offerings of grapes of all kinds, pears and apples.


There are only two days more in which to visit Crater Lake before the season comes to an official close with the cessation of hotel accommodations.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com