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Mail Tribune 100, Aug. 12, 1922

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

Aug. 12, 1922

WHAT SALVATION ARMY HAS DONE HERE IN ONE YEAR

Even though the Salvation Army has carried on a successful work for 57 years, its value to the various communities was not fully realized by the general public until a few years ago. It was the late World War that opened the eyes of the public. The unostentatious but faithful workers soon made their mark on the battle fields of Europe, causing floods of letters to reach friends and loved ones at home, telling of the great work done by this organization over there. Up until this time the public in general little realized the value of the work done by the Salvation Army, and therefore they had assumed an attitude of toleration, instead of appreciation of the great value of the organization.

“To not have availed ourselves of the honor during the war would have been folly,” someone has declared. Even so, at the present time and in times of peace many have come to realize the great necessity of the use of the Army to their fullest capacity in the battlefields of life. Medford is no exception.

... The officers in charge of the corps in this town and county during the past year have spent over one thousand hours in house-to-house visitation, seeking to alleviate the suffering of the poor and needy.

The fundamental principal of the Salvation Army is to help a man or a woman so that they can help themselves. The Army endeavors to use each and every deed of kindness, each act of charity, and each branch of its work to make men and women self-supporting, better citizens and capable of taking care of themselves.

It is the intention of the Salvation Army at this time to put on a financial campaign in this county to raise a budget for the relief and rescue work of the army for the coming year.

LOCAL AND PERSONAL

While only a trace of rain was recorded at the local weather office as a result of a shower that began at about 10:30 last night, some of the rural districts received a noticeable precipitation. Shortly before 11 o’clock last night rain fell in sheets for about five minutes at a point about a mile north of town on the Crater Lake Highway. The last rain in the valley fell on June 10th, when the precipitation amounted to .20 of an inch.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com