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Mail Tribune 100, Dec. 31, 1921 continued

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

Dec. 31, 1921 continued

LOCAL AND PERSONAL

The public market wishes you a Happy New Year, read a greeting on the bulletin board this morning, written by Superintendent Runyard, to the market patrons. “The year just closed has been the most trying year in the public market’s history of ten years. Stuff was scarce and high. We believe better times are ahead.” The scarce stuff referred to was potatoes, onions and vegetables.

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Medford has two splendid creameries making first class butter and furnishing a market for all the milk that can be produced. They have thousands of dollars invested, employ a number of men and the people should insist on having their butter when ordering from dealers.

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Although the finishing work incidental to the remodeling and renovation of the California-Oregon Power company offices has not yet been completed, and will not be for a day or so, the local and division offices which had been located upstairs for over a week, were removed down to their old location on the ground floor this morning, and began doing business there as a convenience to the public. Several more truck loads of office furniture and equipment arrived at the building this forenoon.

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The work of renovating the Southern Pacific depot is progressing fast. The kalsomining of the interior has all been done and the revarnishing of the benches and wood work will be completed by next Thursday. The painters of course will not work Sunday or Monday. When the depot job is completed they will repaint the water tank. Most of the depot benches were revarnished today and bore the warnings “Wet Paint.”

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Start the New Year right in a new Liberty car, the car for those who cannot afford to own a cheaper one, and good enough for those who can afford a much higher priced car.

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Effective January 1, the internal revenue stamp on parcel post matter will be discontinued, Postmaster Wm. J. Warner announced this morning. These stamps have been affixed to all parcel posts bearing more than 25 cents postage.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com