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Mail Tribune 100, Feb. 4, 1922

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

Feb. 4, 1922


A time of business depression has one beneficial effect of great value and that is to knock out of folks heads the idea that they can be “independent” and need pay no attention to the other fellow.

People who thought they were “independently wealthy” have found that when general business depression comes, dividends stop, interest isn’t paid, values drop and after all; their “fortunes” which were to make them “independent” don’t succeed in pulling them away from contact with the rest of the world. They find that the good fortune or the ill fortune of the rest of folks has a direct effect on them.

This is particularly true in a community like ours. There can be no real prosperity that doesn’t help everybody — and no ill fortune fails to touch all classes.

Pay Up Week, Feb. 13 to 18, is a community effort to start better times by the help of everybody. If you don’t help, you’ll lose. If you do help, you’ll gain. Plan not only on your own individual action in this campaign but use your efforts to get everybody else into line. If you start cash rolling, you start better times, better jobs, more prosperity for everybody.


The business and professional women’s club has a real treat in store for those who attend the regular monthly club supper to be held Tuesday, February 7 at six p.m. at the Presbyterian church in that they have secured Prof. Irving Vining to speak at that time. The ladies of the Presbyterian church are going to serve one of their delightful suppers. Prof. Vining is well known to the people of Medford and those who heard him last year at the Y. W. C. A. banquet are glad of the opportunity to hear him again, and those who have never heard him should not miss this opportunity.


The Gold Hill cement plant will resume operation Monday with a crew of more than 100 employees. The close-down for repairs, since December 1, has been the shortest in the history of the plant. During the close-down about 75 men were employed making repairs and operating the lower quarry at Zacker. With a large supply of cement in the storage bunkers shipment of orders was uninterrupted during the closed period.


Heeding the petition signed by ten for-hire automobile owners who argued that it was becoming impossible to operate under existing state and local licenses or taxes, the Grants Pass city council on Thursday night decided to revoke the city license of $20.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com