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Mail Tribune 100, May 4, 1922

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

May 4, 1922


Southern Oregon, and in particular, the city of Ashland, are gaining unsavory reputations in California traffic laws, according to O. V. Myers, a local automobile dealer.

Mr. Myers returned last week from California with a truck which carried a 1921 Oregon license. It had been in storage and Mr. Myers had neglected to take his dealer’s license with him. The traffic chief at Petaluma told him that he guessed he would make it all right and added that if he explained that he was a dealer he did not think any California officers would bother him. However, he cautioned Myers to be careful when he reached Oregon.

Mr. Myers came to Redding without any trouble. In that city a traffic officer stopped him and Mr. Myers explained that he was a dealer. The officer gave him a note to the officer in Dunsmuir and passed him on with the admonition to be careful when he got to Ashland. The officer added that the Jackson County cops and Ashland cops in particular were on the lookout and that Mr. Myers would be lucky if he escaped the indignity of an arrest and the inconvenience of an arraignment and a petty fine.

In Dunsmuir Myers presented the Redding officer’s note to the Dunsmuir traffic cop, who asked where he was going. Mr. Myers replied, “Medford.” The officer cut loose with advice similar to that which the Redding officer had given and ended up with “They’ll get you in Ashland, sure!” Mr. Myers thanked the officer for his courtesy and advice and drove on. When he reached Ashland he telephoned to this city for his dealer’s license plates which were brought to him and which he hung on the front and rear of this truck before coming through the town and down the highway to Medford.


New York, May 4. — ”Babe” Ruth, king of home run hitters had his tonsils removed at St. Vincent’s hospital this morning. Nurses in charge of the case reported the “everything was satisfactory” upon his return to his room. Mrs. Ruth was expected to be operated on later in the day at the same hospital. Doctors declined to discuss her malady.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com