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Mail Tribune 100, Jan. 13, 1922

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

Jan. 13, 1922


Ben Scovell, nephew of the late Sir Henry Irving, correspondent in the Boer war, Harvard graduate of the class of 1896 and Good Samaritan of the World war hospitals in Belgium and France, arrived in Medford today, and will give a talk next Thursday night before the Masons and Eastern Star on “Masonry at the Front.” A week from Sunday he will talk at the Methodist church on the “God of Peace” and in the evening will give a reading from that famous play the “Sign of the Cross,” taking the parts of 14 separate characters. This Sunday Mr. Scovell will speak at Ashland.

Mr. Scovell was the first entertainer and cheerer to the Canadian, British and Australian soldiers in France. When the United States got into the war, he returned and made a swing around to all the big camps and hospitals. He is a vice president of the Great War Veterans of Canada and a charter member of the Canadian Veterans of Portland.


Farmer’s Week comes to an end tomorrow with the annual meeting of the Jackson County Farm Bureau, election of officers and reports of the past year’s work. All this work will be out of the way in time for the address of J. Franklin Brumbaugh, professor of psychology at the O. A. C., which will be the concluding event of the Farmer’s Week at the high school auditorium at 2:30 p.m.

It is probable that a new president of the Jackson County Farm Bureau will be chosen in place of George A. Mansfield, who has to spend so much time away from the local work in looking after his duties as president of the state farm bureau.

The only formal address of Saturday’s session will be that of William Schulmerich of Portland, executive committeeman of the state farm bureau who will relate the progress and accomplishments of the state organization during the past year, and tell something of its future plans.

Friday was marketing day of Farmer’s Week with another large attendance of farmers and orchardists to take in the valuable practical information given by the several speakers.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com