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Mail Tribune 100, Oct. 14, 1921

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

Oct. 14, 1921


Realizing that by concerted action on the part of the retail merchants they can make it advantageous for people to trade in medford and at the same time control promiscuous advertising schemes which are an added cost to overhead, the retailers have consented to form a Retail Merchant’s Bureau of the Medford Chamber of Commerce.

It has been a long cherished hope of the directors of the chamber that the retailers would get together for the purpose of solving the problems, which directly effect them and a committee was appointed to work out a plan which would be agreeable to the majority of the retailers of this city.

The closing of stores for certain events is a question for the retailers themselves to decide. Freight rates, the parking of cars, window trimming, lighting effects and modern methods of merchandising are some of the questions that will come up for discussion at the dinner meetings, of which there are eight, the first of which will be held at the Legion hall next Monday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m.

More than thirty retailers have purchased the dinner tickets for the series of meetings and those who desire to participate should see any one of the following committee members: John C. Mann, chairman; Clarence Meeker, B. W. Paul, A. W. Hubbs, E. E. Wilson and F. L. Heath.


The Oregon Gas & Electric Co. has been reorganized and will soon be reincorporated, and the plants at Medford, Grants Pass and Roseburg will be greatly improved and put in first class shape and the company is preparing to go after business.

T. B. Petch, who was with the company here in 1911 and 1912 and who has been made manager of all the new company’s properties in southern Oregon has his headquarters in Medford and is now at work on re-arranging the office at 209 West Main street and about November 1st will have it completed and will carry a full line of gas stoves and appliances.

The plant near Phoenix is also being improved and the distribution of gas from there for both Medford and Ashland will be continued but they will be out on independent lines which will increase the pressure and service for both. Mr. Petch says the company will spend $30,000 on the plant and office at Medford alone.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com