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Mail Tribune 100, Oct. 6, 1921

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

Oct. 6, 1921


Big preparations are being made by the city schools, fire department, city officials and business men to celebrate “Fire Prevention Week,” October 9 to 16. This is a national celebration to encourage people to be more careful about conditions that cause fires, to educate the children along these lines, to clean up rubbish around business houses, residences, vacant lots and in other words, “to lock the barn before the horse is stolen.”

Further particulars will be given tomorrow regarding exercises in the schools, and the significance of the occasion.


American Legion Post Decides to Put On a Record-Breaking Celebration — Over 6000 Souvenirs to Be Distributed in County.

The celebration of Armistice day, Nov. 11, is going to be the largest thing of the kind ever put on in Medford and if there is a man, woman or child in southern Oregon or northern California who fails to hear about the big doings, it will not be the fault of the local post of the American Legion.

The most comprehensive publicity campaign ever attempted in this end of the state was mapped out last night at a meeting of the Legion publicity committee in charge of celebration features.

A complete souvenir program of the day will be mailed to every patron of one of the big public service corporations, the mailing list having been secured through the courtesy of that corporation. Over 6,000 homes will receive the souvenir, which will be accompanied by a personal letter of invitation to attend Medford’s big celebration. The mailing list covers Jackson, Josephine, Klamath and Siskiyou counties.

The outlaying communities will be furnished large posters for billboard and window display and stickers will be provided for every auto owner who will help to boost the project by placing one on the windshield.

Newspaper advertising will be used freely and local merchants will be asked to contribute toward the attractions and publicity of the day by offering special sales in the morning with suitable advertising thereof.

In anticipation of the largest crow ever entertained in Medford, reduced rates on railroads and jitneys will be requested and there is a possibility that a special train will be run from the north.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com