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Mail Tribune 100, Nov. 21, 1921

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

Nov. 21, 1921


Elks and their families are invited to witness the exhibition to be given at the Elks temple tonight by Miss Frances Anderson, who is heralded as the champion woman billiard player of the world, which title she has held for the past 10 years. The exhibition begins at 8:15 o’clock, and in addition to appearing in a match game with an expert player of the Elks club, Miss Anderson will present a series of fancy and trick shots.

Miss Anderson is on a tour of the United States and is now on the way from Portland to San Francisco, giving demonstrations of her ability at various cities on the coast. She has lost but 19 games out of a total of 250 that she has played on the present tour, and every opponent with the exception of one was a man and in the majority of cases the champion of the city where the match was played.

Miss Anderson has been playing billiards since she was 14 years of age and has a record run of 51 made at Dayton, Ohio, two years ago. She uses a 21 ounce cue and an open game is her preference.


All of the 75 ex-service men who signed up to purchase city lots on paved streets under the city council’s easy payment plan and who have not yet called at the city treasurer’s office and picked out their lots, are urged to do so at once.


The Jackson County Court had planned on changing the boundary lines of a number of road districts at the September term, but have found that the law had been changed in this regard, so that no boundary lines can be changed until the January term.

Therefore in all road districts in which meetings have already been called to vote on the levy, the levy will be on the same boundaries as last year.


The first real storm of the fall or winter season in Medford and the valley set in yesterday afternoon following a high wind and during last night and the greater part of today there was continuous downpour of rain, which up to 8 a.m. today amounted to .88 of an inch, according to the local weather bureau gauge. A. C. Allen, whose veracity is seldom questioned, stated at 10:30 a.m. that his unofficial gauge consisting of an old tin can in his back yard registered 3 inches of rain since 8 a.m. today, and the tin can had a big hole in it at that. The present storm also affected the minds of a number of other Medfordites and started them to making weather predictions of their own, the favorite being that the rain storm would turn into snow and a blizzard. The official prediction, however, is for more rain.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com