The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago.
Jan. 4, 1919, continued
FLU BAN REMOVED BY HEALTH BOARD EXCEPT ON DANCES
To the Public: After reviewing the health condition of the city for the past week the health board has decided the situation no longer demands the continuation of the wearing of masks and permission is hereby granted for their removal. The ban on dancing will remain in force until further notice.
In taking this step the board hopes to have the cooperation of every citizen in this community, believing that every individual in the city should realize their duty to see that every person with a cold or “flu” be promptly quarantined. It is also urged that any one having the slightest symptom of a cold remain strictly at home exercising the utmost care, furthermore that no child be permitted to attend any of the schools in the city showing evidence of a cold.
We earnestly advise that the school board and teachers see that the school buildings and rooms are properly heated and ventilated; no room being allowed a temperature below seventy degrees or above seventy-four. This is most important as occupying any room below or above this normal temperature will lower the resisting power of the student and predispose to the onset of disease.
E. B. PICKEL, City Health Officer, Medford.
NEWLY CHOSEN COUNTY OFFICIALS SEATED MONDAY
Important changes take place in the county offices next Monday when the newly elected officials assume their duties and the old officials who were not re-elected retire.
Probably the most important change is that of the consolidation of the county recorder’s office with the county clerk’s office and the performing of its duties hereafter by the county clerk. Chauncey Florey, the retiring recorder, takes the office of county clerk to which he was elected. He has appointed Miss Mildred Neal who served under him in the recorder’s office, as chief deputy county clerk, and Miss Louise Williamson, who has been connected with the sheriff’s office, as deputy county clerk in charge of the recorder’s department. Mr. Florey will not announce his other appointments until Monday, but said this noon that he would probably retain one or two of the present county clerk’s staff. Three more appointments are to be made.
Another important change will come in the personnel of the county court, County Judge F. L. Tou Velle, who retires to private life, will be succeeded in that office by Geo. A. Gardner, the retiring county clerk. For the first time since F. H. Madden resigned as county commissioner about 18 months ago, the county court will have a full board when James Owens of Antelope, becomes county commissioner on Monday.