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Mail Tribune 100, May 20, 1922

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

May 20, 1922


Mrs. Kathleen Ayres is a great booster for gasoline service stations. Mrs. Ayres is the woman who last week broke the San Francisco-Portland record by piloting her four-cylinder Buick Coupe between these cities in 22 hours and 43 minutes. Her time cut down the best previous motor car record by 3 hours and 8 minutes and bested the Southern Pacific’s crack train, “The Shasta,” by 5 hours, 47 minutes.

Mrs. Ayres in describing her record-beating run, was particularly generous in her praise of the Standard Oil company’s service stations along the road. Stops were made at Corning and Roseburg for Red Crown and Zerolene, and the prompt attention given by the service station attendants cut many minutes off the running time.

“And minutes are valuable little things, especially in establishing records,” said Mrs. Ayres.

The Buick’s record is official in every respect as the Coupe and its nervy little driver were checked out of San Francisco and in at Portland by members of the press in both cities, while the timing was done by officials of the Western Union Telegraph company.

Mrs. Ayres is chairman of the reception committee of the California Federation of Business and Professional Women’s clubs for their convention to be held in San Francisco June 22, 23 and 24th. She made the trip by way of showing that the women of today can keep pace with the men.


The big razzly dazzly carnival to be held at the high school at 8 p.m. tonight promises to be a big treat for all who attend and it is announced that no one is barred.

It will start immediately after the big street parade at 7:30 and will include wrestling and boxing, “Days of ’49,” Jazz and minstrels, Oriental dancing (introducing the Sheik), the Village Cupid, Tiny the purple dog, fortune telling, a Chute the Shoots and numerous other side shows.

The boxing and wrestling bouts promise to be the biggest attraction. “Bull Montana,” Prescott and “Goophie Geirgie” Irvine will box six rounds in the main event. These athletic heroes and idols of the student body should stage a good contest.

The carnival is for the benefit of the student club of the Girls’ Reserves and the Hi-Y club. The proceeds will be divided between the two organizations who are being assisted and supported in the venture by the entire high school.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com