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Mail Tribune 100, Nov. 29, 1921

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

Nov. 29, 1921

LAUNCH PLANS FOR FORMATION OF GOLF CLUB

200 Members at Initiation Fee of $100 Each — Mayor Gates Appoints Committee to Canvass — Another Meeting in 15 Days.

At a well attended meeting last night of those persons interested in forming a Medford golf club and establishing first class golf grounds, after discussing the subject from all points of view and considering various plans of organization, a tentative plan for the latter was decided.

This plan is for the new club to consist of 200 members who will pay in an initiation fee of $100 each, which will constitute a share in the property of the club to be acquired later, and to pay annual dues of $40 each. A committee is to be appointed by Mayor Gates, who was chairman of the meeting, to endeavor to sign up 200 prospective members on these terms, and a meeting will be held in 15 days to receive the report. R. H. McCurdy is the secretary of this committee.

The consensus of opinion was that before making any move to acquire the land for golf links the club should be sure of its organization and the wherewithal to pat for and improve the same. It is estimated that it would take all of the $20,000 thus raised to buy the land and convert it into first class links. Funds for a club house would have to be raised later on, after the grounds had been established.

Only two sites for the golf grounds on which options are already held, were considered at the meeting last night, one of 80 acres, and another of 67 acres, at a cost of between $4,000 and $5,000. The matter of grounds will be decided as soon as the organization plan is perfected. It is claimed that under the $100 membership and $40 yearly dues plan, 125 persons signed up recently in only an afternoon’s solicitation. If this plan does not go through another plan will be tried out.

LOCAL AND PERSONAL

A Big Six roadster in perfect condition, good tires and spare tires in exchange for an equity in a house and lot, or will exchange for milk cows or beef cattle. Box 99, Mail Tribune.

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According to Portland newspapers no price changes were announced for either butter or eggs in the retail shops in that city for the week’s opening, but it begins to look as if fresh eggs have not only reached the high point but are likely to go lower without much delay. While naturally weather conditions for the immediate future will affect the price that consumers must pay for fresh eggs, the supply is increasing faster than the demand.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com