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Mail Tribune 100, April 6, 1922

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

April 6, 1922

TO MAKE ANOTHER EFFORT TO HAVE LOCAL BALL TEAM

The boys of Medford who desire a winning ball club gathered last night at the Yankee Do-Nut Shop and unanimously voted to continue their efforts to win the support of the local ball fans.

A vote of thanks was tendered to the American Legion for their efforts in the recent campaign and to the committee on finance. The boys all feel that the matter hasn’t been put up to the majority of the local ball fans and have decided to start a campaign through the business district this afternoon for the purpose of raising enough money to provide them with uniforms. “Let your conscience be your guide” is their slogan and no small change will be refused. If Medford fans had been present at the local ball park last Sunday afternoon and had seen the snappy work out of the players there would be no question of whether or not the city had the material for a winning team.

Come to the front you local fans and let’s put this matter “over the top” for the boys and incidentally put Medford back on the map. Another work out will be held Sunday afternoon at the local ball park for the benefit of those who doubt the ability of the local players.

WANTS LOCATION MEDFORD DISTRICT FOR BOX FACTORY

The Chamber of Commerce has been given assurances by a large box manufacturer in the state of Washington, employing from 30 to 40 men, that he would move his plant to Medford providing he could be assured yellow and sugar pine logs in quantity desired.

From a million and a half to two million feet of the above logs would be required annually and owners of pine timber are requested to advise the management of the Chamber of Commerce as to their willingness to supply this timber with an estimate of the cost of the logs to the manufacturer.

The manufacturer making this inquiry is ready to move his box factory to Medford right away and replies to the Chamber of Commerce request should be made immediately.

This is a chance to get another industrial plant established here on a substantial business basis, no bonus or other conditions are being asked for, other than the possibility of buying pine logs at a reasonable cost.

LOCAL AND PERSONAL

A further indication of Medford’s continued prosperity and growth is shown in the continued gain in post office receipts. The postal receipts of the quarter year ending March 31st last show a 15 percent increase over the same three months period of a year ago.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com