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Mail Tribune 100, Aug. 18, 1922

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Aug. 18, 1922


Another one of the excellent band concerts by the Elks’ band will be given in the city park tonight. The program consists largely of popular music and a large crowd is expected. The members of the Oregon Exposition caravan will appear at the park also this evening, and it is expected that Mayor Baker of Portland and other important Portland men will have some important statements to make to the people of Southern Oregon.

... The fifty members of the Oregon Exposition caravan headed by Mayor George L. Baker or Portland are expected to arrive some time this evening. Mayor C. E. Gates is in charge of the local arrangements and urges that every representative citizen be at the City Park at 8:00 p.m. when prominent Portland men, members of the caravan, will speak.

It is the plan of the caravan to visit Ashland this evening and then return to Medford in time for the program in the park, part of which will be an excellent program by the Elks’ band. The caravan has been to Klamath Falls and has come by way of Crater Lake.

An excellent reception was accorded them in Klamath Falls and it is hope that Medford will outdo the Klamath citizens in giving a demonstration of real enthusiasm.

A delegation of Klamath citizens met the caravan and escorted the members into the city. However this sort of a reception has not been arranged for in Medford due to the indefinite time of arrival. A real reception at the park tonight is expected however.


Work of determining the number and classification of races for the Jackson County fair is going forward rapidly under the supervision of George Gates and Seeley V. Hall who are in charge of that portion of the fair program.

Entry blanks will soon be available for the speed demons who wish to participate in the races. A large sum of money has been set aside for the speed entertainments which will be divided into purses sufficiently large to bring out some good talent in each contest.

According to announcement of the fair board a troupe of motorcycle riders will stage the polo games and this exhibition promises to provide thrills galore. Playing polo on speedy motorcycles with exhausts snapping and crackling and players and machines mixed up like a traffic jam ought to provide some real thrills.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com