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Mail Tribune 100, May 6, 1922 continued

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

May 6, 1922 continued


Beginning with Sunday, May 14, and continuing for the three days following, Jackson County Young Men’s Christian Association will hold a training institute for all committeemen, workers and friends of the organization. The sessions will be fairly evenly divided between Medford and Ashland so that other points in the county may find it convenient to attend.

The principal speaker will be J. C. Clark, of Shanghai, China, who for ten years has been engaged in Y. M. C. A. work in that city. Mr. Clark is a northwest man who will be remembered by some residents of the valley as one of the most promising of the younger Y. M. C. A. secretaries in the northwest at the time that he tool up the foreign work. The years have made good that promise and Mr. Clark comes to America on furlough with a ripe experience with the boys of the Far East. ...

Appearing also on the institute program will be Forrest P. Knapp, one of the state secretaries of California, and John H. Rudd, state county work secretary of Oregon.

Plans are being made which will no doubt result in these men making addresses in the pulpits of Ashland, Talent, Phoenix, Medford and Central Point on Sunday the 14th. Mr. Clark will speak in Ashland in the morning and in Medford in the evening and the other men will be assigned as soon as final arrangements can be completed.

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will be given over to institute sessions which will be inspirational and instructive and in which many topics pertaining to county work will be discussed.

A complete program of the institute will be published later.


A contest in bookkeeping, short hand and typewriting, both in the elementary and advanced classes, is being held today at the local high school between the representatives of the high schools of the Rogue River valley. All the high schools of the valley were invited to participate and the following high schools and the number of their delegations are engaged in the contest: Grants Pass, 6; Ashland, 10; Jacksonville, 8; Central Point, 6; Phoenix, 7; and Medford, 12.

The contest is under the rules laid down by a conference of the teachers of the high schools last fall, and the only prize given is a silver cup offered by the Ashland Chamber of Commerce for the school winning in the typewriting feature. The judges of today’s contest are Mrs. Bessie Arnold of Talent high, Mrs. Elizabeth Jerome of Medford high, and C. M. Collett of Gold Hill.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com