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Mail Tribune 100, Oct. 10, 1921

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

Oct. 10, 1921

ELK’S CARNIVAL COMING NEXT WEEK

H. C. Woodrow, special agent of the Levitt Brown and Huggin shows, arrived in the city today to arrange all details prior to the coming of the entertainment company which is to spend six days in Medford next week playing an engagement under the auspices of the B. P. O. E. Buckhounds committee. Coming directly here from a successful tour of the big fairs of the northwest such as Spokane, Walla Walla and Yakima, the show is said to be one of the best amusement companies on the road. They are playing at Eugene this week under the auspices of the Elks.

The Levitt Brown and Huggin company travels in a special train of 25 cars owned by the company. They carry with them 12 attractions, four modern riding devices and military concert band, which will give concerts both afternoon and evening. The six day engagement in Medford commences Oct. 17 and continues until the 22nd, including both dates. The tents will be located at the carnival grounds north of Big Pines Lumber Co.

FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHICAGO FIRE

The fiftieth anniversary of the beginning of the great Chicago fire was Oct. 8th and “Fire Prevention Week,” October 9 to 15 is being celebrated and we call attention to the page ad of some of Medford’s progressive firms along this line.

While carelessness is considered to be the chief cause of our huge fire waste, ignorance is also a large factor and consequently the importance of education is fire prevention can not be over emphasized.

Fire is a community proposition and not simply a matter of individual concern, since every fire affects everybody through its extensive ramifications, and this truth is becoming slowly, but surely, recognized. The result is seen in the growing interest in fire prevention and clean-up campaigns shown by chambers of commerce, trade associations, women’s clubs, and other bodies concerned with civic betterment. All progressive fire chiefs are active in promoting fire prevention with the thought ever in mind of “fighting fires before the start.”

Clean up you premises this week and help with the movement to prevent fires.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com