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Mail Tribune 100, Oct. 8, 1921 continued

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

Oct. 8, 1921 continued


Whereas the entire county has turned its attention to the prevention of fire, deeming it essential to the protection of homes and business — next week, October 10 to 16, has been set aside as Fire Prevention Week. Everyone should stop and consider their actual condition, namely: Are you properly protected by insurance? Is your home free from all fire hazard? Is your wiring defective? Your chimneys in good condition to start your winter fires? Have you waste paper in dangerous places? Wood piled too close to furnace? Gas leaks, etc.? This and many other things pertaining to fire risks should be considered.

In consideration of the above, I, C. E. Gates, Mayor of the City of Medford, do hereby proclaim next week from October 10 to October 16th inclusive, to be Fire Prevention Week.

Signed, C. E. GATES, Mayor.


The attention of the people over the county is called to the exhibit of canned fruits, vegetables, meats, relishes and jellies in the Medford Chamber of Commerce windows. This is a small part of the county exhibit that won sweepstakes at the Oregon State Fair. Though these jars have traveled by freight car to Salem and return, they are still worth seeing.

The credit for this part of the exhibit is due several women over the county. The Wimer community women supplied a good part of the exhibit, and Mrs. A. E. Stratton of the Jacksonville-Central Point road was responsible for the greatest part of the exhibit.

It is hoped that this little exhibit will stir up the interest of women all over the county to help with a like exhibit next year, both for a county and state fair.


The fishing at the river is good at the present time and many a steelhead is being handed. A new run of salmon will be along in November.


There was an extra heavy public market this morning with an extra large crowd of patrons, even for a Saturday. Features were the large offerings of choice apples of every seasonable variety, lots of ground cherries and home grown potatoes from the Prospect district, and the plentiful supply of melons, celery and all kinds of meats, including dressed chickens. However, there were not near enough to the latter to fill the demand of the poultry hungry customers.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com