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Mail Tribune 100, Oct. 24, 1921

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

Oct. 24, 1921

WANTED, MOTOR CARS TO TRANSPORT MAIL IN CASE OF STRIKE

Postmaster E. J. Kaiser of Ashland this morning received instructions from the chief clerk, railway mail service in San Francisco regarding the transportation of the mails by motor vehicle between Ashland and Dunsmuir in case the great railroad strike takes place. Owners of motor vehicles who feel that they are equipped to handle the job are asked to interview the postmaster and submit a statement in writing as to their proposals. The following is the letter from the chief clerk to the postmaster:

“In the event the railroad strike called for Oct. 30, 1921, becomes effective it will be necessary to provide emergency service for the transportation of the mails and it is therefore requested that you secure tentative proposals on a round trip basis for service by motor vehicles for the transportation of first class mails and local daily newspapers from Ashland to Dunsmuir, supplying all stations on the line of the S. P. between Ashland and Dunsmuir, including mails for connection at Montague, Weed, Sisson and points south of Dunsmuir. It is contemplated that the through mails will be carried by steamer service. Kindly make your report to this office as promptly as possible.”

Postmaster Warner expects a similar order to the Medford territory.

LOCAL AND PERSONAL

Belated local deer hunters are continuing to straggle in from distant points in the mountains with their game, the hunting season in Jackson County having closed Oct. 20th, last Thursday. The deer hunting season in Klamath and Lake counties, however, does not close until next Monday.

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Edwin Judy, the well known Griffin creek rancher has a vegetable curiosity on his ranch which is attracting much attention. It is a tomato vine which is 8 feet, 4 inches tall, and Mr. Judy invites all persons interested to call at his place and view this unusually large vine.

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Following the unavailing efforts of local police authorities and the sheriff’s office for the past several weeks to apprehend the perpetrator of an attempted blackmail of Dr. Francis G. Swedenburg, 990 Boulevard, prominent Ashland doctor now touring the southern states, for $1000, the physician’s home is now guarded by armed men, according to statements by the police department.— Ashland Tidings.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com