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Mail Tribune 100, April 22, 1922

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

April 22, 1922


The buildings that will be built on the fair grounds will be of a substantial character. This was the decision of the directors of the fair association at their meeting last evening. Rather than build a lot of buildings in a shoddy manner, they expect to construct a few in such a manner that they will not be a source of constant expense as the cheaper kind.

Preliminary drawings and construction estimates were submitted last evening and on account of fixed charges for fences, water mains and sewer, the original plans will have to be readjusted to come within the financial means available. The association now has the plans for a working basis and these were referred to the building committee to submit their recommendations at a meeting of the stockholders of the fair association, which will be held next Tuesday afternoon at the Medford Public Library assembly room.

The permanent improvements, which are along plain lines, but are of good architectural proportions and designs. The directors feel that the citizens of Jackson County will be exceedingly proud of these buildings upon their completion.

The stockholders meeting next Tuesday afternoon is a most important one and all members of the association are urged to be present. The election of officers for the coming year will be a part of the program.


Essays written in the dental contest by Frances M. Abbott of Wagner Creek, Helen Simerville of Central Point, and Emily Frazer Brown and Helen Laura Lecalf of Medford schools have been forwarded to State Superintendent Churchill’s office.

The school children of Jackson County have been preparing for this contest for some weeks, and all essays were completed by April 10th. Since then a committee has been at work making selection of the best ones from grades 5 and 6, and from grades 7 and 8, throughout second and third class schools of the county and also from districts of the first class.

The writers of essays are in line for the ten dollar prize as winner of first place in the county, and they also have a chance for the state prize of twenty-five dollars to the winner in each class.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com