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Mail Tribune 100, Jan. 5, 1922

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

Jan. 5, 1922


Evidence of Medford’s continued prosperity and gradual increasing consistent growth of post office receipts is shown by the fact that the Medford post office is now in the first class of post offices, having gone over $4,000 above the requirements in postal receipts, or 10 percent. The classification is based on the receipts of the calendar year, although the official change from the second class to the first class will not take place until July 1st, at the close of the fiscal year.

Medford’s healthy financial condition is reflected unmistakably in the post office receipts in recent years. They have shown a steady consistent gain of about 20 percent during the past year, going stronger the last of the quarter than the beginning of the quarter over the corresponding quarter of last year. There was a 24 percent increase during the past quarter over the quarter of a year ago, and a 25 percent increase in December over the same month last year. In fact it was the largest Christmas business last month in the history of the Medford post office. There has been a gradual increase in postal receipts since 1917.

Postmaster Warner confidently states that the postal receipts will continue to increase. The recent locating here of the general offices of the California-Oregon Power company from San Francisco, and prospects that the big new saw mill and lumber plant of the Brownlee company will begin operating within the next year, together with other indications, insures increasing postal receipts, Mr. Warner says.

Not only that, but the local post office is getting more inquiries from prospective locators in Medford from all parts of the United States, than ever before in the city’s history — even in the boom days which reached the zenith in 1910.


The price of stamped envelopes increased the first of the year at the post office, from 50 cents to $1.00 a 1,000, according to the size and quality, in large lots.


Rain is again the prediction for tonight and Friday. The weather has been moderating the past 24 hours, the maximum of Wednesday being 38 degrees.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com