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Mail Tribune 100, Nov. 19, 1921

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

Nov. 19, 1921


Among the improvements in the local mail service just announced by Postmaster W. J. Warner, which will facilitate the dispatch of mail both north and south bound is an additional collection in the business district boxes at 7 a.m. daily, which mail will go out each way on the trains leaving here at 9:05 a.m. Such mail, however should not be posted at the sub-station in the Medford Pharmacy store after 4 p.m., but should be placed in the street mail box in front of the store in order to be collected at 7 a.m.

Another appreciated improvement is a closed pouch service for the 7:05 p.m. train north for mail destined to Portland and beyond, only. Mail for this train must be in the main post office by 6:45 p.m. Heretofore all the north bound mail went out on the 5:35 p.m. train, which will continue to carry mail as usual.


Driller Watt with his crew have certainly been operating in high speed the last three days. Since Monday noon they have unloaded a car of casing, trucked it to the well, and Friday night had set about 1,350 feet in the hole. It will probably require about a week, according to Judge Kelly, who has charge of the work before drilling will be resumed. During this period there will be a great amount of bailing necessary, which will give everyone an opportunity to see what comes out of the well.


Washington, Nov. 19.— A slight recession in wholesale prices was indicated during October, the department of labor announced today, the decline representing a little more than one percent. For the first time since June, the statement said, farm products showed a net decrease, due to the drop in the price of corn, wheat and other grains. Other commodities which apparently cost less in October than in September included building materials and house furnishings. Clothing, fuel and lighting and metals showed small increases.

Retail food prices, the statement said, dropped three-tenths of one percent in October, 28 of 43 articles showing decrease of from 13 percent for potatoes to one percent for bread, baked beans and other articles of average diet.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com