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Mail Tribune 100, Nov. 22, 1921

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

Nov. 22, 1921


Medford will again this year have the holiday spirit displayed on her streets by having fir tree decorations in the business district. This was decided by the Retail Merchant’s bureau of the Medford Chamber of Commerce at their dinner meeting last evening.

The Christmas opening day has been set for Saturday, December third. On the Friday night preceding at seven o;clock the stores will uncover their Christmas display windows. This will be made a gala occasion and it is expected that thousands of residents of Medford and the valley will do their window shopping that evening. A special effort will be made by each merchant to offer suggestions as to what might be acceptable for Christmas gifts.

A concerted effort is to be made to have the Christmas shopping done early. The merchants were of the unanimous opinion that early shoppers have the benefit of better selections and of better service.

Other plans are under way to call attention to Medford as being the holiday shopping center of Southern Oregon and the merchants are determined to let the people know of the splendid stocks that are being carried and the reasonable price at which they are being disposed of this season.


A delightful musical and literary entertainment was held at St. Mary’s academy, last evening. The several piano numbers were given with dash, brilliancy and precision that would have done credit to more mature performers. The vocal numbers were rendered with remarkable warmth of feeling and delicate tone-coloring. Especially beautiful was the artistic setting for “Last Rose of Summer,” in which Miss Leonilla Stokan appeared as soloist. Also deserving of special mention were “To a Wild Rose,” sung by a group of young ladies, and “Night and Morning” by Misses Patricia and Mercia Miksche.

Miss Helen Reddy and Grace Hammich amused as well as greatly interested the audience by their charming readings.

One of the gems of the evening was the beautiful harp solo by Miss Patricia Miksche, which was played with perfect phrasing and exquisite delicacy of touch. The surprise of the evening was the remarkable brilliant performance of Schubert’s Military March by the academy orchestra.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com