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Mail Tribune 100, May 2, 1922

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

May 2, 1922


At a well attended dinner meeting of the Retail Merchants Bureau of the Medford Chamber of Commerce last evening the members decided to conduct what is to be known as “Prosperity Week: in the very near future. Committees were appointed for this purpose and it was the general opinion that the success of such a week would depend entirely upon the energy and enthusiasm which the merchants put into it.

The bureau approved and recommended that merchants take advertising space in the booklet being published by the Fair Association in which the premium list for the county fair is to be printed. The rate which the space will be sold for will barely cover the printing and mailing cost and the Fair Association will not make any money out of it.

Members of the bureau examined the tentative building plans for the county fair and were enthusiastic in their praise for the constructive effort being made to give Jackson County permanent fair improvements in which every citizen of the county will be proud.

From now on they agreed that all would advertise the fair dates in whatever manner they found possible. These dates are September 12 to 16, the first day being designated as entry day.


The third trial of James (Shine) Edwards, former local taxi driver, charged with selling intoxicating liquor, began in the circuit court this morning, with Attorney George R. Roberts representing the defense and District Attorney Rawles Moors, and Special State Counsel George Nuener of Roseburg handling the prosecution. Two previous juries were unable to reach an agreement.

The examination of jurors proceeded slowly at the morning session, and the greater portion of the day will be devoted to the securing of a jury. The tentative jury includes four women. A special panel of five veniremen drawn Monday will be used.

Prospective jurors were asked if they were prejudiced for or against the prosecution of liquor cases, if they read newspaper accounts of the previous trials, and if they believed in the hiring of special agents by the county to procure evidence of liquor violations.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com