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Mail Tribune 100, Feb. 13, 1922

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

Feb. 13, 1922


The interest which the citizens of Jackson County are taking in the “Buy a Tree” campaign according to a statement made by the chairman, W. H. Gore of the committee in charge of planting trees at the county fair community grounds, is most gratifying and will result in the beautification of the grounds to the satisfaction of all concerned.

Recent purchases include five trees by Mrs. L. A. Salade of Central Point for Helene Salade, Jeanne Louise Salade, Bonnie L. Hunt and the Salvation Army.

B. R. Wood, Medford, Route 2, requested that trees be planted for Josephine N. Taylor, Margaret Jane Goold and William Dennison Wood.

Belle Daley asks for two trees to be planted in the names of Andrew McNeil and Richardson Harrison Daley.

Gnoven Peiffer of Central Point one tree for Gnover and Jennie Peiffer, Mrs. I. C. Williams of Talent one for Viola Pearl, and Elizabeth Beeson of Talent has ordered one tree for Earl Beeson.

Trees reported last Saturday as having been bought, 111, to which the above 13 make a total of 124 purchased so far.

Citizens of the county who intend to “Buy a Tree” should do so this week to enable the committee to know as soon as possible how many they will be required to get.


The Peerless bakery on East Main street was entered last night and the cash register was pilfered. The thief secured $5 in cash, about $3.50 in silver and $1.50 in pennies. It has not yet been ascertained whether any of the pastry, manufactured by the firm, was taken or not.

Entrance was gained by kicking the lower part of the glass in the front door from its frame and crawling through the hole. The robbery was discovered about three o’clock this morning.


News dispatches from Wolf Creek on Saturday gave the following storm information: Two feet of snow had fallen in the valley within 24 hours and more in the hills. The fall continues. Roofs are being cleared to prevent collapse of buildings. Highway travel is difficult. The California-Oregon power line and the local telephone line are down. Stock in the hills is suffering because the condition being unusual, many owners made no provision for feeding.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com