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Mail Tribune 100, Dec. 6, 1922

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

Dec. 6, 1922

PARENTS URGED TO VISIT THE SCHOOLS

Slogan: Visit the schools today.

Dr. Crabtree, secretary of the National Education Association, says, “Ignorance of conditions causes apathy.”

Do you know that there are 1,600 more children in the schools of Jackson County than two years ago?

Do you know that with all this increase, only two new buildings have been erected, and those in rural districts?

DO you know that only three consolidations of districts have been made within the two years? This means that too many schools still have thirty or more pupils of all grades under one teacher, while consolidation with a nearby school would furnish two teachers for the eight grades of the combined schools. More than 30 or 40 minutes a day could be given to each grade.

Parents, inspect the school — compare it with the best school you know. How can you help toward these best conditions for your school?

Education of children is a more important issue for each community than the management of public utilities, development of irrigation systems, or a revision of taxes.

MORE RAIN FELL IN 36 HOURS THAN ENTIRE MONTH NOV.

More rain fell during the storm that swept the Rogue River valley in the 36 hours ending at eight o’clock this morning, than during the entire month of November, according to weather bureau figures.

The precipitation for Monday night, the beginning of the storm, was .08 of an inch, for Tuesday .60 of an inch, and for Tuesday night up to eight o’clock this morning .63 of an inch, a total of 1.37 inches. The precipitation during the month of November was 1.35 inches.

A high wind during Tuesday’s downpour, in the opinion of the weatherman prevented an accurate measurement of the rain fall, as it swept the rain before it in sheets, and did not hit the measuring instrument accurately.

The damage from the storm was negligible, with many reports of leaky roofs and flooded storm sewers. However, the storm broke suddenly Tuesday afternoon, and Tuesday night and Wednesday morning the rain commenced anew and during the early hours of this morning fell with severity.

A heavy snowfall is reported in the mountain districts, and the foothills are white with snow.

November was a varied month for weather, with snow falling appropriately upon Thanksgiving. Killing frosts commenced on the twelfth and continued throughout. The heaviest rainfall was on the ninth when .45 of an inch fell. Seven days were clear, and 23 cloudy or partly so. The warmest day was the 21st, when the mercury went to 65, and the coldest, the 27th, when it dropped to 21 degrees.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com