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Mail Tribune 100, Nov. 23, 1921 continued

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

Nov. 23, 1921 continued


Incidental to the coming Christmas rush of mail the post office department is waging a war against the use of small-sized envelopes and has put out the following statement in part:

During the holiday season large quantities of very small envelopes and cards are put into the mails with the result that all postal work is very much retarded and mail disfigured and mutilated. This is not generally known to the public. The minimum size of cards and envelopes should not be below 2 3/4 by 4 inches for the following reasons:

1. Addresses will be obliterated by cancellation mark.

2. Too small to be run through facing table, necessitating three extra handlings with consequent delay not only to this but other mail.

3. Delay in cancellation because of awkwardness in putting through canceling machines.

4. Delayed through difficulty in sorting.

5. Liability to loss or damage as small sizes do not fit letter packages and can not be tied securely.

These odd and diminutive sized pieces of stationery have come into use in the past few years and only appear now in any quantities at Christmas time when the whole postal institution is keyed up to top speed and trying to keep on top of the load.


Following a very interesting an instructive lecture at the Presbyterian church given by Dr. E. A. Pearce, well known tuberculosis specialist from Portland, a very successful clinic was held at the Sacred Heart hospital under the auspices of the Jackson County Public Health Association. It was possible to clear up the diagnosis of several cases which have been under observation for some time. Dr. W. P. Holt, county health officer, and Miss Faldine, county health nurse, are to be congratulated on so successful an undertaking.


The weather outlook for Thanksgiving day is rather dubious, as the prediction is for occasional rain tonight and Thursday. However, the football game between Ashland high and Medford high will begin at 2:45 p.m. rain or shine.


Many Medford people will dine out tomorrow rather than prepare big dinners at their own homes. The hotels will serve special Thanksgiving day dinners, also the restaurants.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com