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Mail Tribune 100, Dec. 29, 1921

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

Dec. 29, 1921


A party of thirty-four took the Y. M. C. A. holiday hike yesterday. The old interurban car has probably not carried such a large and hilarious load of freight in many a day as crowded into it on the west-bound trip Wednesday morning. There were big boys and little boys and all sizes in between. The first official act was to line them up according to height, assign consecutive numbers to be kept as identification throughout the day, and give such instructions as were necessary.

From Jacksonville the route led up to old Applegate road to the top of the divide. Here an open space was selected to build the big camp fire. Roasted weiners lent a tramping flavor to the lunches, after which a game of hare and hounds occupied the majority. A game of indoor baseball was also pulled off. Several wood rats laid down their live to the young woodsmen.

The trail was taken up leading across the hills to the new road which leads into Jacksonville. The boys returned at 5:30 all intact.

The party was led by J. I. Thomas, Walter Frazer Brown, Dr. M. A. Miller and Cash Wood, county secretary.


C. J. Aurmer and G. H. Shaffer were arrested on the Pacific Highway last night for failing to dim their lights when approaching and passing another car. Both men pleased guilty to the charge in the local Justice Court this morning and were fined $10. The arrests were made by state officer J. J. McMahon. Repeated warning have been issued on this subject and officials have decided that the only way to curb the neglect to dim headlights while passing cars on the highway is to strictly enforce the law; arresting and fining every driver who does not comply with it.


The local college students who are spending the holidays at home are beginning to fret now, as well as the pupils of the public schools, as they see that vacation period nearing the end. Sessions in the public schools and at the O. A. C. and U. of O., as well as at quite a number of the other higher educational institutions will be resumed next Tuesday.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com