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Mail Tribune 100, Dec. 16, 1921

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

Dec. 16, 1921

FOCH’S LETTER TO MEDFORD TRANSLATED, GIVEN TO LEGION

The following letter written in French by General Ferdinand Foch, marshal of France, and mailed at the Union Station in Baltimore, Md., has been received by Mayor C. E. Gates of Medford:

December 7, 1921

Honorable Mr. Mayor,

The enthusiasm of the people of Medford in coming to greet me when my train passed thru your city on December 2 has touched me deeply.

I want to express to you my heartfelt thanks for it and at the same time to ask you to inform the generous people of your city of my profound gratitude.

Be so kind, Mr. Mayor, as to accept the assurance of my very best wishes.

F. FOCH.

The above translation was made by Professor Strock of the high school faculty. Mayor Gates plans to turn the letter over to the local American Legion post, the members of which will have it framed and treasure it because of the famous soldier’s signature.

SALVATION ARMY HAS XMAS KETTLE

The Salvation Army kettle will appear on the streets of Medford, Saturday, for Christmas donations, to provide a Christmas dinner for the worthy poor of Medford and vicinity. It is customary for the Salvation Army throughout the world to provide Christmas dinners for the poor by this method; also to replenish their relief account.

Cat. and Mrs. Briggs, officers in charge, are at your service in time of sickness and trouble, will also be glad to advise spiritually and are in a position to assist any needy cases with food and clothing.

Donations of canned fruit, food and clothing will be accepted for this Christmas work. Salvation Army Headquarters, 2800 South Central, phone 856.

ANNUAL BALL OF J’VILLE FIRE DEPT. FRIDAY, DEC. 30TH

The Jacksonville fire company will give their annual ball on Friday, Dec. 30th at Orth hall, the music by Alford’s Imperial orchestra of Medford. This will be one of the old fashioned dances where all are welcome and a good time is assured. Some short time ago a ball was given and was liberally patronized and the proceeds were used for the purchase of a fire truck. The proceeds of this dance will be used toward paying the balance. Come one, come all.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com