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Mail Tribune 100, March 10, 1922

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March 10, 1922


Portland, Mar. 10.— For damages to his reputation when he was searched for liquor near Medford last August by S. B. Sandefer, George F. Jones was allowed $550 by the federal jury hearing the case Wednesday. Jones sued Sandefer for $10,000 damages.

Jones, who is a Seattle man, was in Medford last summer at the time the Mazamas were ready to leave Crater Lake. Hearing that conveyances were needed to bring them out, he secured employment to bring out a carload. Near the edge of the national forest boundary he was stopped and searched by Sandefer, who was then acting as Special Prohibition Agent, commissioned by the governor.

Jones said at first he thought it customary for everyone to be searched who crossed the national forest boundary line, but when he saw other cars pass, he became suspicious. He alleged that the search was made without warrant.

Sandefer, who is now employed by Klamath county, did not appear in court.


Keith Baughman, a high school student residing with his mother who is employed at the Economy Groceteria has installed a home-made radiophone in his home at 219 South Central Avenue. He hears everything that the regulation radiophone hears, including band concerts by the U. S. army band at Presidio, San Francisco, Calif. The air is full of aerial songs and speeches since the modern invention took the land by storm.

Young Baughman is an electrical genius, with an aptitude for electrical tinkering and research. With the typical inventor’s trait he is always building and tearing down to improve his appliances, and is now figuring on improving his radiophone. It has been in operation for several months, and neighbors call of evening to hear concerts in faraway spots. During the school vacation Keith is employed by Paul’s Electric store.

The radiophone craze is hitting the Rogue River valley. Harry Rosenberg has one en route which he will install in his room in the Medford hotel. If it comes up to expectations others will buy one, William R. Isaacs being among the number.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com