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Mail Tribune 100, Aug. 15, 1922

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

Aug. 15, 1922


Communities, like individuals, oft times settle down in a self-satisfied condition. This is due many times because of the prosperous condition of the individual citizens who find very little time to devote to community problems.

Medford today lacks the backing of her citizens on civic problems and the authorities are reluctant to proceed with the much needed improvements. The development of the water system is most necessary and if this improvement is to be made so that an adequate water supply will be available in all parts of the city for next summer, the citizens of Medford must assist the authorities to solve that problem at the earliest possible date.

The expansion of the water system and other community problems will be given consideration at the forum of the Medford Chamber of Commerce at the Medford hotel tomorrow noon.


C. M. Hill, branch manager of the Famous Players-Laskey corporation, distributors of the celebrated Paramount pictures, with headquarters in Portland, is in Medford and southern Oregon in the interests of his company.

September 3rd to 9th is the fifth annual Paramount week at which time they feature “better motion pictures at the better theaters.” The Page and Rialto theaters both use Paramount pictures.

The Paramount picture at the Page today is George Ade’s “Our Leading Citizen,” with Thos. Meighan in the leading role.

Mr. Hill says, some of the new Paramounts are “The Dictator,” by Richard Harding Davis, “Blood and Sand,” by Ibanez, author of “The Four Horsemen,” “The Valley of Silent Man,” one of James Oliver Curwood’s best pictures, “The Pride of Palomar,” one of the popular books by Peter B. Kyne, and the famous classic, “The Old Homestead.”

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com