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Mail Tribune 100, Oct. 14, 1921 continued

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

Oct. 14, 1921 continued

REFUSE TO GIVE COUNTY WORKERS A SALARY BOOST

Salaries of county employees at the court house will remain as they are according to a decision of the county budget committee reached at the session Thursday. Some of the women workers requested a 10 percent increase, the same as granted last year, but this was denied. There was considerable perturbation among the ladies on account of the rumor that there was a cut in pay scheduled. One resigned as a result thereof.

The chief argument advanced for a wage increase was that “better pay could be secured packing apples.” The budget committee countered with the argument that fruit packing lasted three months, and a county job 13 months and sometimes was not particularly strenuous.

The budget committee, which is composed of Horace Pelton of Sams Valley, Thomas Simpson of Ashland, and John A. Westerlund of this city, went over the budget with the county court, and made no radical slashes, though reductions were made in some items, and additions in others.

The budget committee will convene again next Thursday, to finish up the work.

LOCAL AND PERSONAL

The remaining high bred cows and calves brought from the Willamette valley this week by County Agent Cate will be sold at private sale tomorrow afternoon at the Gitzen stables on North Fir street. One car load has already been sold, or rather was purchased by Cate to fill orders given him by Jackson County farmers and dairymen. Many persons viewed the choice cattle at the stables Friday and today, and a large crowd from all parts of the county is expected to look them over tomorrow all day. It is possible that the demand for this kind of stock will be so large that Mr. Cate will return to the Willamette valley and bring one or two more carloads here.

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Relative to the football game at Grants Pass tomorrow afternoon between the Grants Pass and Medford high teams the Grants Pass Courier says in part: “Far from being discouraged by defeat from the heavy Ashland football squad last Friday, the high school team is hard at work every night conditioning themselves for the game with Medford. Medford is said to be lighter than the Granite City aggregation and the Grants Pass eleven will be able to demonstrate their football skill to better advantage.”

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com