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Mail Tribune 100

May 31, 1916


Initial steps in the regeneration of Front street have been taken with the purchase by R. Nurmi of the Nurmi bakery of the Seattle rooming house structure on South Front street, in which he will install a $1,000 baking plant and machinery. The structure will be remodeled and repainted and a new front installed. The contract for this work has been let to Contractor Lines, who has begun the work of tearing down the rear.

It is the intention of Mr. Nurmi to install a modern bread-making plant, with all the machinery in full view, and expects to be in full operation within two months. The second story will also undergo repairs and remodeling.

The new enterprise will add new tone to a portion of the business district of the city, sarcastically known in the past as "Whiskey Row." According to Commercial club reports, a move is under way for the tearing down and removal of the unsightly shacks at the end of the block, for the building of more sightly buildings.

Work upon the oven to be used by the bakery will begin next week.


The United States civil service commission announces that a mail clerk carrier examination will be held at Medford, Ore., on June 24, 1916, to establish an eligible register from which selection may be made to fill vacancies as they may occur in the position of clerk or carrier at the Medford post office. The age limits are 18 to 45 years. Men only will be admitted to this examination.

The entrance salary for clerk or carrier, post office service, is $800 per annum, with annual promotions up to $1,000 per annum for efficient service.

Application blank and pamphlet of instructions may be secured from the local secretary, board of civil service examiners, at the Medford post office, or from the secretary, eleventh civil service district, 303 Post office building, Seattle, Wash.