Jan. 12, 1918
JACKSON FOURTH FOR WAR THRIFT
Jackson county stands fourth of the counties of the state in the December record of sales of war savings stamps despite the figures given out this week by Associate Director Wonacott of the state thrift stamps campaign, of Portland. His figures and Postmaster Mims says Mr. Wonacott never asked for or obtained the amount of sales from the Medford or Ashland offices, gave the Jackson county sales as amounting to but $2,171.73, whereas the Medford office alone in December sold $3,450.78 worth of war savings stamps and the Ashland office $387.28.
Only Multnomah county (Portland) with $112,320, and Clatsop county with $5,942, and Lane county with $4,130.18 were ahead of Jackson county in the December sales. The total sales for the state that month were $178,626.21.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
The high school basketball season will open next Friday night with a double-header at the Natatorium. The boys' team will play the boys of the Phoenix school, and the girls' teams of these schools will also meet in combat. The Medford teams are practicing daily. Ashland played Phoenix last night, and a week ago beat central Point 41 to 5.
Medford people who want to write to soldiers whose whereabouts they do not know, can as a last resort address the letter, giving the soldier's name, rank and detachment to which he belongs, to the New York city postmaster, as for instance, "Private John Smith, 140th infantry, care postmaster, New York." The New York post office is the clearing house for all mail intended for our troops in Europe and for that matter for all troops, for once a letter reaches the New York office for anyone in the army, no matter where he is stationed, it will be forwarded to him.