Mail Tribune 100, Feb. 25, 1919

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    Feb. 25, 1919


    The high school student body was kept in a roar of laughter at the freshman class stunts during the assembly hour Monday afternoon, especially at the Julian Eltinge stunt by George Mansfield, who made a most bewitching young woman and sung and danced until the audience was almost weary with mirth.


    The new local company of National Guards is nearing its quota of recruits. The membership is now within ten of the required number of 100 for mustering in. Recruiting will close about the middle of this week and any wishing to join the company should make application at least by Wednesday evening.

    The government has called for the regiment from the state of Oregon and the state has asked for a company from southern Oregon to be part of the new Oregon Third regiment with Colonel May in command. Colonel May was commander of the old Oregon Third, and is now on his way home from France.

    The new Medford company of National Guards will no doubt have the hearty support of all the citizens thus assisting the boys in making one of the best companies in the state. The company also plans keeping open house for the returned soldiers and sailors where they can feel at home and have reading and writing material and know there is always a welcome. Medford people and business men are expected to put in a good word for the company and give it a boost.


    When the three income tax officers stationed in Medford this week by the Oregon office of the internal revenue department to assist citizens in preparing their income tax returns opened their headquarters in the City Hall at 10 a.m. Monday there was no noticeable rush of anxious Medfordites to avail themselves of their services. This is no doubt due to the limited notice given of the experts’ coming and they will undoubtedly be busy during the rest of their stay here.

    They will be at the office daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. up to and including Feb. 28th. The time limit of filing the income tax returns expires March 15th, and every married man with an income of $2,000 or more, and every single man, whose income is $1,000 or more, must file an income tax return. Failure to do so will bring a heavy penalty.

    The three income tax men stationed here this week are G. V. Wimberly of Roseburg, the regular income tax collector of this district. W. F. Hammer of Hood River, who pays especial attention to individual income tax returns, and C. A. Ruff of Portland, who is an expert on corporation incomes and excess profits tax. The three work together.

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