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Mail Tribune 100, Jan. 3, 1922

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

Jan. 3, 1921


Practically fifty boys found the lure of the Y. M. C. A. holiday hike more inviting than that of Christmas toys and answered the call of the snowbound winter woods and hills like primitive Americans.

It is an interesting experience to get above the persistent fog of the valley into the clear winter sunshine of the hills. This was especially the case of the Ashland trip which led into higher levels than that of the earlier one from Medford via Jacksonville. Traces of deer and the smaller wood folk are everywhere in the hills.

C. F. Koehler and Cash Wood accompanied the boys on the hike, as did also Edwin Mowat, holiday visitor from O. A. C.

With the approach of spring Saturday hikes from different points in the valley will be taken.


Butter and eggs took a big drop in Medford and on the Pacific coast generally yesterday, and at least a five cent drop in Medford. One local concern was selling butter at 39 cents a pound today and eggs at 35 cents a dozen, while prices at several other concerns ranged about 45 cents for butter and 40 cents for eggs. A year ago at this time butter was selling for 85 cents a pound and eggs at 65 cents. The recent decrease in prices of butter is due to the mild winter and because of the flood of butter shipped into this country from Australia. The open winter and increased activity of the hens together with the activity in unloading cold storage stocks has brought down eggs.


Miss Ewing of Seattle who is an officer of the northwest division of the Red Cross will address the forum of the Medford Chamber of Commerce tomorrow noon at the Medford Hotel.

The entertainment feature of the program will be furnished by Miss Miriam Gaylord, who will entertain the members in a unique manner.

Due to the fact that the forums have always interfered with the regular business of the Holland Hotel Cafe, and at the suggestion of the Holland Hotel management, the forums, hereafter, until further notice, will all be held at the Medford Hotel.

The committee in charge of the forums are pleased to announce, that beginning with tomorrow, five forums of extraordinary importance have been arranged. These include addresses by Prof. W. L. Powers of the Oregon Agricultural college, President Campbell of the University of Oregon and W. D. B. Dodson who is the manager of the Portland Chamber of Commerce.

On January 18th, the members of the Grants Pass Chamber of Commerce will attend in a body and they will furnish the program.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com