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Mail Tribune 100, Dec. 1, 1922

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

Dec. 1, 1922

HOLIDAY OPENING OF MEDFORD MERCHANTS OCCURS TONIGHT

The holiday opening of the Medford merchants will occur this evening and everybody is invited to be downtown at 7:30 and have a horn or something to make a noise with.

The band will commence to play at 7:30 on East Main street and will play along Main and side streets until they get to West Main street, an there will be a free street dance on Ivy street, running through the park.

The window displays will be shown when the band commences to play at 7:30.

Never mind a little dampness. Mix the Christmas spirit with the Medford spirit and have a good time.

ASHLAND WINTER FAIR DECEMBER 4 TO 9

The premium list for the Winter Fair, Dec. 4 to 9, at Ashland is especially liberal in the amount of cash premiums on poultry and pet stock, fruits, grain and vegetables. The amounts of the first premiums have been raised from $2.00 to $3.00, and the same ratio prevails throughout the list. Many entries are coming in from all over Oregon.

An interesting item this year is the addition of a department of dogs, and a silver cup beside liberal cash premiums is offered.

The Ashland merchants are planning to make the windows of the business streets especially attractive along the entire section, and other means will be used to add color to the holiday season.

The Ashland schools will take an active part in the fair program beside furnishing the musical program with the band, orchestra, and glee clubs. They will have a demonstration of cookery representing the domestic science department.

The spacious armory will maintain exhibits by the Ladies’ Art club of Ashland, by the schools of Ashland and by various other organizations, which are contributing to the success of the fair.

The Ashland Natatorium is the finest place in Oregon for a poultry show. One of the big features will be the water fowl display with the varieties of water fowl gracefully disporting in the sulphur baths amid green trees and foliage representing their natural environment.

Professor H. E. Cosby of the O. A. C. will deliver a series of lectures on poultry raising.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com