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Mail Tribune 100, Nov. 8, 1921

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

Nov. 8, 1921


Retailers’ Bureau Unanimously Adopt Report of Traffic Regulation Committee of Chamber of Commerce — Aid Given Rural Buyers.

The Retail Merchants Bureau of the Medford Chamber of Commerce unanimously adopted the report of the traffic regulation committee of the chamber with embodies recommendations as to traffic regulations for this community.

In the making of this report and also in the endorsement of it by the merchants, the sole purpose of the regulations were for the accommodation of the rural residents who do their shopping in Medford.

Parking limits of thirty minutes are embodied in the recommendations as well as the designation of streets upon which these regulations are to be enforced. Jay walking is condemned and the painting of streets, showing the angle at which autos are permitted to park and the painting of walks at intersections for the safety of pedestrians are included in the report.

In arriving at the various conclusions in the report, regulations in other communities the size of Medford were taken into consideration, so that the tourist may not be confronted with a lot of different rules and regulations here than are found in other municipalities.

The traffic problem in Medford has long been a serious question and one that has affected the retailer more than any other class of citizens. Rural residents in coming to town to do their shipping have been forced many times to park their cars two and three blocks from the place they desired to trade and the thirty minute parking limit will do much toward accommodating the farmer.


The football game between Medford high and Albany high on Armistice Day will begin at 11:15 a.m. This contest is arousing much interest and the local high school body pleads with the public for a liberal patronage as the expense of bringing Albany high here for the game is $300.


Each day’s advertisements will bring you a few people who have never been before and new people are constantly coming to make their homes here. Introduce yourself.


With a minimum temperature of 29 1/2 this morning was the coldest so far of the fall season. No end to the splendid weather Medford has been enjoying for some time past is yet in sight. Fair weather is the prediction for Wednesday.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com