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Mail Tribune 100, Jan. 27, 1922

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

Jan. 27, 1922

PHILLY PUGILIST ON HIKE ROUND WORLD TAKE 50-FT. FALL

Herman Silverman, Philadelphia bantamweight prizefighter who started July fourth, 1921, from that city on an around-the-world hike, in order to regain lost condition and in the fulfillment of a wager, arrived in this city this morning from Ashland.

Near the summit of the Siskiyous yesterday, during a blinding snow storm Silverman declares he walked over a 50-foot embankment, fell to the bottom and landed unscathed. Upon reaching the highway again an automobile party bound for Portland picked him up and brought him to Ashland where he refreshed and warmed himself and decided that he was uninjured.

Silverman has traveled 7,000 miles, covered 21 states and has secured the autographs of all the mayors of the cities and the governors of the states since the start of his trip. His route has been from Philadelphia along the Southern border, part of his journey leading him into Mexico. He will go from this city to Seattle and Vancouver and will return East from there.

CORNER BOOK STORE OPENS

Tomorrow, Saturday, January 28th, is the date set for the opening of the Corner Book store at 234 East Main street, adjoining Palmer’s Piano House. This business is owned by Ivan H. Corner. Mr. Corner has operated the Varsity Book store at the Willamette University, Salem, for four years, during which time he has made a close study of the book, stationery, office and school supply lines, and he will offer to the people of Medford a complete and up-to-the-minute stock of goods.

For the students, a full line of supplies will be carried of the new, best quality, and increased count, and trade from the school children will be encouraged. Mr. Corner’s motto and slogan will be “service,” and his new store will be conducted on this basis. He has issued a cordial invitation to the people of Medford and southern Oregon to visit his store whether they do so to inspect or to buy.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com