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Mail Tribune 100, May 3, 1922

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

May 3, 1922


Much grumbling was heard about the city last night and today because the school board had rented the school’s athletic park to the Al G. Barnes circus to park today, especially among the baseball lovers, who fear that the diamond and field will be greatly damaged by the circus showing there. It is understood that the school board did not originally rent the park to the circus advance representative, but the plot of ground beyond the athletic park, which is also owned by the board, for $69, and that later a resident nearby who did not want the circus so near his house plowed up the lot.

This automatically barred the circus from showing on this plot and the school board, on the promise of the circus representative not to plow up the diamond, or damage the park in any way, agreed to let the attraction appear there today. At that, the ball park is too small to accommodate such a large amusement aggregation comfortably and some of the circus belongings had to be stored outside.

There was no other lot in the city available for the circus as the usual show grounds at the foot of South Grape and South Holly streets is planted in grain, and a large amount of old lumber is piled on the Palm lot, which might be used for that purpose.


Much credit is due Miss Faldine, County Nurse, for the excellent work she is doing in Jackson County. Many more calls for her services are being received daily than she can handle and most urgent calls are being given preference. A resume of her last week’s activities will give the public an idea of what Miss Faldine is accomplishing. Thursday, April 27th, the Pankey district was visited, the school children inspected and two home visits were made. Friday, Miss Faldine inspected 20 children at Reese Creek and four in the Long Mountain district. Saturday she handled office routine. Monday she visited the Lower Soda Springs district and made several home visits while yesterday the Green Spring Mountain district was covered.

Next Saturday Miss Faldine will address the meeting of the Southern Oregon Federation of Women’s clubs at Grants Pass, and afford the people of that city to know more of her work.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com