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Mail Tribune 100, Nov. 11, 1921 continued

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

Nov. 11, 1921 continued

RECORD CROWD HERE TO HONOR HEROES OF WAR (continued)

Legion Hall Crowded

The rest room and refreshment facilities at the American Legion club rooms provided by the ladies auxiliary was an attraction to hundreds of guests who welcomed the opportunity to rest and visit among quiet surroundings.

Armistice Ball Tonight

The large hall at the Natatorium under the supervision of Tom Swem has been converted into a veritable woodland bower of trees and boughs with decorations in keeping with the character of the day, and here the climax of the celebration will occur with the grand march which opens the annual Armistice Day ball at nine o’clock.

Members of the American Legion post feel highly elated at the apparent success of the celebration as a whole, which has taken weeks to perfect, and which has called for a great deal of strenuous work, much of which unfortunately fell upon too few individuals. The post realizes that without the co-operation of the business men of the city in helping finance the publicity work and without the help of the ladies’ auxiliary in general preparatory efforts, little could have been accomplished.

LOCAL AND PERSONAL

One of the greatest crowds ever assembled in Medford was here today participating in the Armistice Day celebration, They came from everywhere by train, auto or any old vehicle — just anything to get here. The air was crisp, the sun shone, and it was an ideal day for the holiday spirit which pervaded among the crowds.

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The stores and other places of business which were without flags or other decorations today were conspicuous. Happily they were only few in number.

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The big welcome signs of the American Legion which were stretched at the corner of Oakdale and Main streets and the corner of Main and Riverside streets, made a big hit with the out of town visitors today.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com