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Mail Tribune 100, Aug. 11, 1922

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

Aug. 11, 1922


Gus Peret of the Peters Cartridge company will give a fancy and trick shooting exhibition at the fair grounds tomorrow afternoon at 2:30. He is a well known trick and expert shot and has established a reputation as a big game hunter, many of his articles on Alaskan hunting having appeared Outdoor Life magazine.

A large crowd is expected to witness the exhibition as many local sportsmen are interested in trap and target shooting and as such exhibitions are always interesting.

The stunts performed by Gus Peret constitute work with rifles, revolvers and shotguns. Peret will draw pictures of Buffalo Bill, Uncle Same, Indians, town constables or other characters suggested by the crowd on sheets of blank tine without tracing.

He will throw Blue Rocks in the air, and hit them with five shots from the pump; eject two empty shells from a pump gun and hit them in the air. Lying on his back he will break three eggs tossed in the air, and with a 22 rifle will eject the empty shell and hit it.

With the same rifle, he will hit three washers in the air, also marbles; and will do special aerial work with a 28 caliber revolver; shoot through the holes in washers while the same are in the air.

With the same arm he will split cards in half while sighting through a mirror. Besides all this he will break a swinging and a stationary target simultaneously with 38 S. & W. special cartridges.


What are believed to be the longest stalks of corn ever grown in southern Oregon were brought to the Mail Tribune office today by John Terp of California from Doc Helms’ ranch near Medford where he is a guest. The corn measured fourteen feet in length and bore tremendous ears. Doc Helms has 65 acres of this giant variety.


The fruit association has been unable to dispose of all the blackberries which have come in on the open market, and have been compelled to sell quite a number to the cannery at Talent. The price received from the cannery is not equal to what would be received from individual buyers, but is better than allowing them to go to waste. — Ashland Tidings.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com