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Mail Tribune 100, March 31, 1922

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

March 31, 1922

MEDFORD LEGION HARD AT WORK ON VET CENSUS

The American Legion veteran’s census which began last week is well under way. The enumerators have been covering the entire city and surrounding country. The out of town territory is being listed on Sundays and a number of cars were out all day last Sunday on this work. Two hundred men and fifty cars are expected to be out this Sunday to finish it up. Then another week will complete Medford and the smaller towns to be listed by this post and the auxiliary.

...The territory has been divided into equal districts and there is a spirited contest on to see who finishes first. A few have not called for their supplies and these are urged to procure them at once form the post adjutant, A. J. Crose.

BARRYMORE GAINS POPULAR ACCLAIM

Ethel Barrymore’s triumph in “Declassee” at the Columbia theater is complete. America’s first actress has been supplied by Zoe Akins with an interesting play, a play with a big problem in a woman’s life, and with a role that has all the complexity of the feminine nature.

The Columbia has been filled with fashionable throngs all week and the advance sale is enormous. More than 500 mail orders have come in for next week already from every part of northern California.

It is easy to understand the rush to see this great actress. She is now in the full maturity of her powers, and is yet young enough to look a girl of 18 if necessary. Her beauty is at its ripest, her voice like music, her command of the resources of the art of acting immense.

And she has a play that holds attention, intrigues the mind with its problem, and is splendidly acted by Miss Barrymore and her associates.­ — Los Angels Times.

LOCAL BRIEFS

Moonshiners who attempt to deceive the public as to the quality of their product by passing counterfeit revenue stamps over the neck of the bottle will not only be prosecuted under the Volstead Act but also under the provisions of the penal code, it has been announced by the Untied States district attorney’s office at Portland.

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L. A. Murphy will start a milk route in the city beginning Saturday, April 1st. Phone 1-F-13.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com