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Mail Tribune 100, Dec. 28, 1920

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

Dec. 28, 1920


Due to the system evolved through the 18 years experience of Assistant Postmaster Warner and the general efficiency of the members of the post office staff the people of Medford and vicinity this year enjoyed the best delivery of Christmas mail ever known.

Every Christmas package, letter or card that had been received in the city up to 9 a.m. Christmas day was delivered by noon that day. All received after 9 a.m. Saturday, and there were hundreds of packages from all parts of the country, were delivered Monday. Yesterday there were large piles of this belated Christmas mail stacked up in the post office, and each train brought more. Christmas packages will probably be straggling in for a day or so yet.

Another thing that helped out this year in the prompt local handling and delivery was the uniformity with which the Christmas mail arrived, beginning almost a week before Christmas. Every train last week brought Christmas mail. There were no wrecks, floods, no storms and blockades this year to cause delays and congestion but at that 102 sacks arrived on one train last week.


George Eagles of Seattle, rated as one of the best and hardest hitting of northwest lightweights, has been signed to meet Jess Ingram of this city in the New Year’s bouts of the Gold Hill boxing commission. Recently the Portland News took the Portland boxing commission to task for not giving the fans more chance to see him in action. The bouts will be held in the afternoon, and a large contingent from this city will be on hand.

The semi-final of the card will be a bout between Johnny Carlson of this city and Young Brady of Klamath Falls. They will go six rounds. The pair are of the same weight; both are fast. Ingram and Carlson are working out every day at the Medford Athletic club quarters, and the fans are invited by Manager Joe Thomas to come up and see them in action.


Considerable local interest is being manifested in the University of California-Ohio State football game next Saturday at Pasadena. There have been some wagers placed at even money. There are quite a number of former Ohioans in this section who are boosting for their old home state to win.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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