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Mail Tribune 100, Oct. 25, 1921

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

Oct. 25, 1921


The promoters of Billy Huff, the Klamath light-heavyweight battler, have supplied appearance money which positively assures local fans an opportunity of seeing the long deferred fight between him and Tom Sharkey of this city at the Nat smoker Friday night. Both men are rounding into A-1 shape for the bout, which is scheduled for a 10 round main event on Friday’s card, and it should be a high caliber stem-winder from all indications.

K. O. Joe Blackburn, a fast scrapper who featured in the last smoker cars, will be pitted against Battling Frick, a popular home boy, in a 6-round semi-windup exhibition which promises to be a dandy.

Owing to the weight handicap little Mexican Peat would have to overcome if he meets “Fighting” Johnny Carlson, Matchmaker Dixon has altered his card and will arrange for another good man to meet Johnny to insure an even mix. Dixon has made every effort possible to arrange even matches for Friday’s smoker.

There will be other interesting preliminaries including a four round go between Kid Hammond and Claude Wright and a four round fly-weight curtain raiser exhibition between Sonny Austin, Medford’s 98 pound ... pugilist and Young Meadows, another local “comer.”


One of the outstanding features of the bill at the Page theatre with Hobart Bosworth in “The Brute Master,” written by Mrs. Jack London, beginning with the performance tomorrow matinée will be the first comedy staring Buster Keaton.

Buster Keaton, it will be remembered, was for several years one of the famous Three Keatons, in the vaudeville act which appeared all over the country under that name. He was the little chap with the long and serious face whom his daddy used to throw about the stage much as one would toss a bean bag or a sack of potatoes.

The management of the Page theatre promises a great treat for all who come to see Buster Keaton in “One Week.”

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com