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Mail Tribune 100, Oct. 4, 1922

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

Oct. 4, 1922


Cole McElroy and his Portland orchestra scored a decided hit at the fair grounds pavilion last night before a large assembly from all parts of the valley. Although Mr. McElroy has played several engagements in southern Oregon in former years, it is safe to say that his present company of entertainers is better than any orchestra he has ever brought to these parts. Three of the members of the company are direct from his Oregon Grille orchestra, having just completed a contract there, and the others are the stars of his other orchestras. Each man is an artist in his line and is featured in solos as well as orchestra work. Preceding the dance last night a vaudeville entertainment was staged.

... The next appearance of this popular troupe will be next Monday, Oct. 9th, when Mr. McElroy will play a return engagement here on his way back form Klamath Falls.


The decision of the Retail Merchants to stage another Apple Show this year should receive the hearty support of the people of Medford.

Last year’s show was a great success. Although the apple crop this year is slightly below par, a very creditable showing can be made and nothing should prevent the Apple Show from being a permanent annual feature.

The Chamber of Commerce offers an ideal location for such an exhibition. Every railroad traveler passing through Medford is confronted by rows of luscious and brightly colored apples, which can’t fail but make a lasting and favorable impression.

Naturally, the greater inducements offered to the growers, the better the results. The solicitation for prizes should, therefore, meet with an enthusiastic response. With everyone doing his bit, this Apple Show can be made a permanent feature which will materially enhance Medford’s reputation as a fruit center, and increase her well deserved reputation of being the most enterprising and wide-awake community on the coast.

PLAY BALL [Editorial]

The World Series comes again as a refreshing relief. For a few days at least Babe Ruth, Witt and Meusel will crown Poincare, Kemal Pasha and Lloyd George from the limelight; Nehf. Groh and Bancroft will occupy the front page instead of Stillman, Mrs. Tiernan and Isadore the Danseuse.

Mighty wallops of the willow will supersede Armenian massacres, and inshoots of the horsehide will take precedence over machine gun fire in the Chanak sector.

All of which is refreshing and desirable and wholesome. So call up your batters. Play Ball!

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com