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Mail Tribune 100, March 8, 1922

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

March 8, 1922

S. SANDEFER FAILS TO APPEAR COURT $10,000 CHARGE

Portland, Mar. 8.— Efforts on the part of S. B. Sandefer, former Anti-Saloon league agent, to avoid trial Wednesday in the federal court on a $10,00 damage suit brought by George F. Jones, were indicated this morning when the defendant’s attorney told Federal Judge Bean he was unable to persuade his client to come to court. His attorney asked that the trial be postponed for a few weeks, but the judge would not allow a postponement when counsel for Jones objected.

Jones charges Sandefer with false arrest last August at McLeod bridge, near Medford, and seeks damages for the embarrassment which followed. Sandefer is said to have represented himself as a deputy sheriff from Multnomah County and to have searched the defendant and his automobile without having proper warrants, and to have charged Jones with violating the Volstead Act. Records at the office of Sheriff Hurlburt do not show Sandefer as a commissioned deputy on the date of the alleged arrest.

LOCAL AND PERSONAL

A surveying crew of six men under T. H. Ness yesterday began laying out the route of the Oregon-California power line between Springfield and Prospect, starting at the former place and working south. Through the mountains between the Umpqua and the Willamette valleys a great deal of timber will be cut, as a 50-foor right of way will be cleared.

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A large number of Roseburg basketball fans will visit the city next Saturday to see the basketball game at the Nat between the Ashland and Roseburg high school teams to decide the championship of southern Oregon. Eddie Durno will referee the game, which will be played on a neutral floor, owing to the smallness of the Ashland gymnasium, and in which a visiting team is placed at a disadvantage. The Medford and Ashland teams will play in this city tomorrow night.

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High cost of living down again; sodas are selling for 5 cents now.

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About fifty members were present last evening at the meeting of the Medford Choral Society in the public library. The meeting was an enthusiastic one and more interest is being shown in the society since its reorganization than formerly.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com