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Mail Tribune 100, Feb. 1, 1922

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

Feb. 1, 1922

CAMPAIGN TO BUY A TREE TO OPEN TOMORROW

The campaign to “Buy a Tree” for the County Fair Community grounds opens in all of Jackson County tomorrow. One dollar invested in a tree which is to be planted within the next few weeks will in five years time be a tree worth all of five dollars and the slogan adopted in “One dollar will do the trick.”

There is to be a systematic plan of planting under the direct supervision of a committee of which W. H. Gore is chairman and N. S. Bennett and Mrs. A. J. Hanby are associated with him.

Residents and fraternal organizations of the county are being asked to furnish the funds to plant these trees in the name of some member of their family or in the name of the fraternal organization. A careful record will be kept so that each individual may at any time see the growth which their tree is making.

Proper provisions have been made for the scientific planting of the trees and arrangements have been provided for their being watered during the entire summer.

The Scenic Preservation Association is conducting this campaign to “Buy a Tree” and anyone wishing to have a tree planted in the name of any one of their children should make their check payable to the “Tree Planting Fund” and send same to the Exhibit Building at Medford, Oregon.

... As returns are made, the names of those who purchased trees will be published.

LOCAL AND PERSONAL

The annual big egg laying contest in Medford and vicinity which usually comes later in the season has been opened by a diligent White Leghorn hen of the flock of D. B. Smith of this city. This hen recently laid an egg which is attracting much attention at the chamber of commerce rooms where it is on exhibition. The egg weighs 3 1/2 ounces, is 2 3/4 inches long and in circumference is 6 1/4 around, and 7 3/4 inches in circumference the long way.

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The Ashland Elks club rooms were visited by a burglar last Saturday night, who broke open the cash register and safe in the office and took from the cash register about $60 and a few Elks emblems. Nothing of value was taken from the safe.

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The sheriff’s office has adopted the system of putting the thumb print of the sheriff on all checks issued in the space where the amount of the check is written. This prevents altering of the check.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com