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Mail Tribune 100, Jan. 14, 1922 continued

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

Jan. 14, 1922 continued

C. OF COMMERCE VOTES TO ADMIT TRAVELING MEN

A very interesting meeting of the Medford Chamber of Commerce was held last evening at the public library. The amendment to the by-laws permitting traveling men and non-residents of Jackson County to become members of the chamber for an annual fee of $10.00 was unanimously adopted.

A brief review of the activities of the chamber during the first three quarters of the fiscal year was presented by President Sheldon. It is evident that with the successes so far obtained that the chamber is approaching the close of the second fiscal year with a most profitable record of accomplishments.

Following the business session Prof. F. C. Reimer gave a most interesting talk on the amusing experiences he had in China and Japan, which countries he visited on several trips made in the interest of pear culture.

A complaint was registered because of the failure of the publication of the county booklet before this time. Assurances were, however, given that the Medford Printing Co. would have the same off their press by the 18th of this month.

It was estimated that no less than 38 traveling men were either residents of Medford or make their headquarters here. As the traveling men are the best advertisers that a community can have the members are exceedingly anxious to enroll them as members of the Chamber of Commerce and give them the privileges of the organization at a reduced fee.

The amendment adopted also permits non-residents of Jackson County to become members. To what extent this privilege will be used is yet in an experimental stage.

GAS EXPLOSION PARTS CABLE AT TRIGONIA WELL

Last Tuesday, the 9th inst., while drilling at the Trigonia well with a full head of water standing to within 114 feet of surface, a very heavy gas eruption occurred, according to report of the Trigonia officials, that shot the drilling tools up past the drilling cable to kink, and with the down stroke of the tools and up stroke of the walking beam caused the cable to part, and leave the tools in the bottom of the well, for which special fishing tools had to be prepared. However, all is again safely out and drilling resumed.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com