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Mail Tribune 100, April 29, 1918

April 29, 1918

FIRST BALL GAME WON BY ASHLAND

In the first baseball game played here this season, the Ashland high school Saturday defeated the Medford high school with a score of 14 to 0. The game was very close until the fifth inning when Woods, who started pitching for the locals, allowed the visitors to score four runs, and from then on Medford had no chance. Shim, a Japanese did the twirling for Ashland and literally had the local team at his mercy thruout the game.

The Medford team showed up well in spots, but also showed a lack of practice, especially in batting. A very small crowd witnessed the game and it is the opinion of observers that in order to put out a winning team the high school should have more support both from the students and the townspeople.

LIBERTY BOND PURCHASES NOW TOTAL $243,000

Monday was a very quiet day in the Liberty loan campaign and in the forenoon only a few small subscriptions were received. It was announced at the executive committee headquarters this noon that despite the fact that the quota has been exceeded by over $10,000, and the grand total to date is $243,000, diligent efforts will be made to drive all the financially able slackers to do their duty and that there will be no letup against the slackers until the campaign ends May 4th.

The Boy Scouts who began their week of cleaning-up, brought in $1,750 by Saturday night. They will be on the job until the close of the campaign.

Among the subscriptions for Saturday in addition to those mentioned in Saturday’s Mail Tribune were the following: California-Oregon Power company, $7,000, the largest subscription of the campaign; Mrs. W. G. Tait, $1,000; Charles Palm, $300 more, making his total subscription for the campaign $800; Mrs. Alfretta Folley, $200. Among subscriptions made early in the campaign and not yet acknowledged were the following: John Greb, $50; Mrs. John Greb, $50; W. F. Biddle, $100; Katie and Annie Keliehor, $350; E. M. McKeany, $100; Mrs. E. McKeany, $100; I. D. and D. E. Phipps, $200.

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