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Mail Tribune 100, Feb. 11, 1922

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

Feb. 11, 1922


Monday will usher in National Pay-Up Week. This is an event of unusual importance all over the country and is being used for the first time in Medford and this valley February 13 to 18.

The idea is to get people to pay up their bills thereby not only making money circulate faster but increasing business, lowering the cost of living, increasing the optimistic spirit and proving helpful to the community in many ways.

If we pay each other we all gain together. Everybody is asked to lend their cooperation to this movement.


The hundred mark in the number of trees purchased for the county fair community grounds has been passed and should all buy trees who have expressed a desire to do so, the second hundred will be secured within a few days.

The Lincoln club of Jackson County have subscribed for one tree to be planted in the name of Abraham Lincoln.

Miss Alice E. Hanley of Jacksonville requested that a tree be planted for the late Rev. M. A. Williams, who formerly owned and lived on the county fair property. He was the first Presbyterian minister stationed in southern Oregon.

Maggie Grant of Medford asks that two trees be planted, one for her brother H. D. Grant, and one for herself.

E. C. Faber of Central Point has directed two trees to be planted in the names of Everett A. Faber and Donald E. Faber.

A prominent citizen of Medford subscribed for five trees and requested that no mention be made of his name and with no choice as to who they be named after.

The total number of trees now subscribed is 111.

There has been a considerable apprehension expressed as to the possibility of trees growing on the fair ground because of hard pan. There are about five acres of deep soil in the northwest corner of the grounds which has been set aside on the plans for picnic purposes. It is in these grounds that the trees will be planted and on account of the good soil conditions their growth is assured.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com