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Mail Tribune 100, Nov. 5, 1921

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

Nov. 5, 1921


Ernest S. (Dud) Wolgamott, convicted by a jury in the circuit court a week ago on a charge of selling intoxicating liquor, was sentenced to serve three months in the county jail, and pay a fine of $400 by Judge F. M. Calkins in the circuit court this morning. Two more indictments on similar charges hang over Wolgamott.

Attorney Roberts for Wolgamott, upon passing of sentence, filed a motion for a new trial, and asked for 60 day’s extension of time for this purpose. The court allowed 30 days, with the provision that if further time was needed it would be granted. In case of a denial of a new trial, an appeal will be taken to the supreme court. The present bail of $1,000 cash was continued.

Wolgamott said nothing in his own behalf. District Attorney Moore informed the court that Wolgamott had been convicted of a similar offense in the justice court at Medford, which he said had filed to act as a deterrent to the defendant, and had no recommendations to make to the court.

The court in passing sentence said that there were “no mitigating circumstances” as in other crimes where hunger or passion might play a part,” and that “many of the jurors at the present term of court had gained the impression that the defendant was the principal factor in the bootleg cases and others so charged had merely acted as agents of procurers for him.”

The court then imposed sentence.


The booking of Ralph Dunbar’s presentation of DeKoven’s “Robin Hood” by the management of the Page theatre causes inquiry as to why these keen theatrical discerners choose a revival at this time when modern musical comedies are so plentiful. When questioned on the point, they advise that they give the public what they want, and when “Robin Hood” is mentioned, they generally say that wherever there is wholesome theatrical support, adequate presentations of “Robin Hood” at intervals have always been welcomed and always will be. They say they have no opinions of their own; that they only reflect the opinions of the people who buy the tickets, and that as long as people love music that is esteemed as highly after thirty years as it was when first its harmonies went over the footlights, and as long as folks love beautiful ladies and heroic men, and enjoy the loveliest vistas that scenic art has ever produced, so long will people love “Robin Hood.”

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com