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Mail Tribune 100, May 18, 1922

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

May 18, 1922

PRIMARY BALLOTS BURNED IN FIRE

The residence of E. D. Thompson at Wimer burned to the ground last night destroying all of the primary election ballots for the Wimer voting precinct. The Thompson residence was to have been the seat of the Wimer polls.

The cause of the fire is unknown as it started while the family was asleep. No one in the house was injured, but everything was lost as there was no insurance on the property.

Printing concerns who printed the ballots are busy today turning out an extra amount in a rush as a result of the destruction of the ballots one day prior to the election.

ROSE SHOW BIG LOCAL ATTRACTION PROSPERITY WEEK

The directors of the Chamber of Commerce realizing that the irrigation development that has taken place and that the opening of the Brownlee limber mill within the next 30 days, together with the opening up of the Pacific and Eastern Railway are three distinct contributing factors to greater prosperity for the valley. They believed that recognition should be given to them during “Prosperity Week” and a committee of the directors was appointed to confer with the committee from the Retail Merchants bureau regarding same.

As an added attraction during that week, the Greater Medford club is to be asked to conduct a Rose Show for which purpose the board made an appropriation.

The report of a committee which had in charge the budgeting of funds of the Chamber of Commerce was accepted without any alterations. Included in this report was a recommendation that a certain sum of money be placed in a separate fund each month so that cash will be available at all times for publicity purposes.

Expenditures were authorized to maintain the building in a presentable condition, and the construction of three signs along the highways leading into Medford to advise that free road maps and information are available to travelers at the Oregon Tourist and Information bureau, which has its office at the Medford Chamber of Commerce.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com