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Mail Tribune 100, Dec. 20, 1921

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

Dec. 20, 1921

USEFUL GIRTS ARE POPULAR THIS YEAR

The article that’s only for appearance doesn’t interest the 1921 Christmas shopper. This year there is less indiscriminate buying of useless gifts than ever before.

Crater Lake Hardware Co., the local “Winchester Store,” reports that more and more people are coming to the hardware store for holiday gifts. There’s something about a gift from a hardware store that means usefulness.

For instance, in the hardware store are found pocket knives, scissors, flashlights, carving sets, guns, fishing tackle, skates and many other articles which are made for use rather than show. These are the things people are buying for gifts this season.

GOOD SAMARITAN OF TALENT VICTIM OF HOT DOG MAN

Ellis Beeson of Talent befriended an itinerant peddler of hot dogs Monday night, and is out his Sunday suit of clothes, some silk shirts, a collection of neckties, socks and other wearing apparel. Beeson met the man at a turkey shoot near Ashland while he was following his profession, and as business had been dull, gave the stranger a lift by giving him a bed. During the night he is said to have repaid the kindness by walking off with everything in sight. Sheriff Terrill is on the trail of the culprit, who is quite noticeable owing to a “strawberry” birthmark on the left side of his nose. The sheriff’s office fixes the loss at $75, while Mr. Beeson alleges that these figures are based on pre-war prices, and the total is much more.

FAIR GROUNDS PROJECT CARRIED BY 356 VOTES

Complete Official Count Shows Only 4 Rural Precincts Voted in Favor of Measure — Lake Creek Voted Unanimously Against.

The official count on the special election for the county fair ground improvements showed a majority of 356 for the final count standing 1,552, yes; 1,196, no.

The final returns show that Flounce Rock (Prospect) and Derby both voted for the measure, and with Eagle Point, East Phoenix, are the only rural precincts not showing majorities against. In the Lake Creek precinct, not a favorable vote was cast out of a total of 25. Antioch did almost the same, casting two for and 25 against.

LOCAL AND PERSONAL

There are only two more days of school until the Christmas vacation begins, and there are only four more days until Christmas, hence time is flying very slowly for the children and older pupils.

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All girls who will help in the Tri-L Christmas caroling, Christmas eve, are asked to be at the Y. W. C. A. tonight at 7:30 for practice. Plans will also be made for Christmas boxes for needy families. Any who know of shut-ins or sick, who would appreciate the carols Christmas eve, please notify the Y. W. C. A.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com