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Mail Tribune 100, Nov. 26, 1921 continued

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

Nov. 26, 1921 continued

DECEMBER 3 NAMED XMAS OPENING DAY LOCAL MERCHANTS

The retail merchants of Medford are going to make the “Christmas Opening Day” this year of such importance to the buying public that it will long be remembered.

This opening day has been set for next Saturday, Dec. 3rd. Every retail merchant will make a special effort at decorating his show windows with holiday suggestions. There will be toys for the kiddies and practical gifts for the grown-ups shown, all of which are being offered at attractive prices.

Of special interest to shoppers will be the unveiling of the show windows on Friday evening, Dec. 2nd. At 7:30 a signal will be given all over the city that will remind the residents to come to town that evening and see the displays. Other features are being planned, but not yet perfected, which will make it interesting for every one to do window shopping that evening.

Because of the fact that so many shoppers do their buying the very last day before Christmas, the merchants are doing everything to get people to shop early. The reason for this campaign is to impress upon them the fact that the early buyer gets the choice of better selections and the clerks can giver better service than during the rush of the last day or two.

The Christmas tree decorations will again be placed on the streets this year and Medford as never before will give the Christmas shopper from out of town the impression of progressiveness.

GOOD BOUTS LISTED FOR NEXT SMOKER

That Chet Brown will knock the spots out of “Fighting” Joe Blackburn at the Nat smoker next Friday is the opinion of many local fight fans who are backing their opinion to the limit. “Fighting Joe” however will put up a fast scrap and Chet will have to step. Joe’s record of knockouts includes names of “Battling” Frick and Spencer and, although his Armistice Day performances was a disappointment to his adherents, he can be depended upon to do his best Friday night.

Kid Sargent, the Ashland battler, will wallop Kid Meadows, according to Ashland people, but Kid Meadows and his Medford followers disagree. Both will have to work in Friday’s bout, if a decision or knockout is scored.

A battle royal and good preliminary events will complete the smoker program, and judging from the caliber of the fights scheduled, a large crowd will turn out.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com