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Mail Tribune 100, Nov. 25, 1921

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

Nov. 25, 1921


The heavy Ashland team defeated Medford football eleven in the annual Thanksgiving Day game yesterday by a score of 12 to 0. The game was played on the home field which was heavy but not exceedingly slippery from rains. Th Medford fight and grit put her within striking distance of the Ashland goal line three times. At the end of the third quarter Medford had the ball on Ashland’s two yard line. Luck favored Ashland throughout. Fumbles were infrequent on both teams and passing met with only a fair measure of success.

Dick Singler who played end during the first part of the game was taken out because of an injured shoulder which has bothered him all season and Stewart Nicholson was substituted in his place. This was Medford’s sole substitution.

Three substitutions were made on the Ashland team, one man being taken out of the game because of roughness.

Ashland’s second touchdown was the result of a fifteen yard penalty imposed on Medford because Johnson, end, on defense made too free use of his hands in attempting to break up a play.

For the first time this year Medford rooters were organized and supported the team in a manner befitting members of a first class high school student body.

Ashland rooters and citizens of that city were present in full force and when Medford carried the ball to Ashland’s two yard line went frantic imploring the Red and White to “hold.”

Men who have watched high school ball in this city for the past ten years were heard to praise the fight and grit displayed by the Medford grid squad.

Officials were Seely Hall and McKenzie, each of whom refereed and umpired one-half of the game.


Ashland, Nov. 25. — Conservative business men estimate that the building of the new hotel here will increase the value of real estate fully ten percent. In accordance with suggestions made, the greater hotel committee has been enlarged, the plan being to whoop up the campaign in short order to the end that the needed $30,000 bonus may be available on call. The original committee numbered fourteen, and the needs prompt a canvassing force of at least twenty-five. The plan is to have the project completed way ahead of the Portland fair in 1925, in order that the institution may figure in the limelight previous to that big event. The campaign in behalf of the bonus is an enthusiastic one, even the women lending a helping hand, and in spite of a building handicap just at present incident to erecting the community clubhouse, the Ladies’ Civic Improvement organization signifies an intention of contributing to the fund.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com