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Mail Tribune 100, Dec. 17, 1921 continued

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

Dec. 17, 1921 continued

LOCAL AND PERSONAL

The last of the college students from Medford and the valley, who have been arriving from the various educational institutions for the past few days to spend the Christmas vacation, will be home Sunday. A number of local students will spend their Christmas and New Years elsewhere.

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We are giving away to each purchaser of a $3.00 tier of wood or of also that amount in coal from now until Christmas, a fine silver steel stove poker or child’s pon cap. We have the only stock of strictly dry wood in Medford under our large shells. A trial order will convince you that we have the best and cheapest fuel in the city. Valley Fuel Co. Phone 76.

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The Christmas business at the post office, which started at the post office several days ago with increasing outgoing and incoming receipts of parcels each day, has now reached considerable proportions, especially on outgoing parcels to eastern and middle western points. Today was a heavy day and Monday will as always be the biggest day of the Christmas mailing season in outgoing parcels.

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The public market of today was a fair one for this time of year, the feature of which was the sale of Christmas trees, Oregon grape and similar holiday decorations. Many orders were taken for Christmas wreaths. Trees and holiday decorations will be on sale again at the market next Wednesday and Saturday.

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The annual dinner of the Pennsylvania club of Oregon will be held in Portland this evening to which all former residents of that state have been invited. Steps will be taken at the dinner to see that Pennsylvania is creditably represented at the1925 exposition.

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Mrs. M. A. Talent, eighty-four year old pioneer of southern Oregon is ill at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. D. Beeson, 167 Hargadine street. Mrs. Talent is the widow of A. P. Talent, after whom the town of Talent was named.

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Will party who took salesman’s sample case from the Interurban stage office please return same. No questions asked.

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Why bother with wrapping Christmas packages. We are prepared to wrap them so they will be safe for sending by mail or express.

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Honors were even in the volley ball games played in Medford last Wednesday night between two Y. M. C. A. teams from Ashland and an equal number from Medford. Ashland’s first team won three games out of four, while the second team lost three out of four.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com