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Mail Tribune 100, Jan. 4, 1922

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

Jan. 4, 1921


A romance that has been brewing for ten days entered the final lap this morning when Carl Anderson, a mining engineer, and Nan Whiting left for Portland, where, friends say they will be married. Anderson was the lucky selection from a long list of responders to the following want ad inserted in The Mail Tribune:

Wanted — Real pal. Is there a man, honest, sincere, of means who would appreciate a real pal? Am 36, attractive, happy disposition, pleasing personality, no encumbrances. Have means. Fond of outdoor life. Object matrimony. Address P.O. Box 932.

The same ad was placed in the Roseburg News-Review and other Willamette valley papers, and according to postal employees and bell-boys the bride received a heavy mail and held many conferences daily with husbands-to-be. Last Sunday Anderson commenced to draw away from the field, and Tuesday steps were taken for the ringing of wedding bells.

Miss Whiting told acquaintances that she owned a large stock and wheat ranch in Montana, among the possessions being 250 pure bred Guernsey cows that habitually won blue ribbons at county fairs and that the ranch duties were arduous for a lady, therefore she desired a mate. She also intimated that she was on speaking terms with a sizable bank account. Her description of herself, it is declared, was not exaggerated nor inaccurate.

The groom is well known in the city and valley, and has been staying with Ray H. Toft for the past two years. Mr. Toft is a close friend of Anderson, but denied he was to be the best man had the march to the altar been made in this city. Anderson is about six foot high and 39 years of age.


Miss Katerine Ewing of Seattle, field representative of the Red Cross addressed the Chamber of Commerce forum luncheon at the Hotel Medford this noon on the subject of civilian welfare work and urged the establishment of a group of people in this city under the proper leadership for the purpose of carrying on this work, either in co-operation with the Red Cross or independently. She also urged forcibly a more hearty co-operating of the members of this community with the local branch of the Red Cross.

Superintendent of schools, Aubrey G. Smith, gave an interesting and humorous talk on his experiences at the educator’s conference recently held in Portland and expressed his satisfaction at having seen several local teachers in attendance.

Miss Miriam Gaylord, of this city, gave a very pleasing and novel whistling solo, which was well received. After profuse applause Miss Gaylord favored the assembly with an encore.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com