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Mail Tribune 100, April 29, 1922

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

April 29, 1922


Next week, May 1st to May 7th, is National Postal Improvement Week, promoted by the post office department to bring the people closer to the service, giving them a better understanding of it and the realization of the need of public cooperation.

To this end Postmaster Warner of Medford and the other postmasters of the United States call the attention of their respective patrons to the necessity of writing correct addresses, and on each envelope or package the return address, and above all early mailing to relieve the congestion at the post office the last 30 minutes or so prior to mails closing.

For instance, more mail is received at the local post office, Mr. Warner says, between 4 and 5 p.m. daily than during any other four hours period of the day. The majority of this mail could just as well be delivered at the post office earlier in the afternoon and much of it even in the forenoon.


In addition to the Lumsden and Brownlee residences on South Holly and the Watson residence on South Central, the residence of G. C. Garrett on South Oakdale was entered on Thursday evening and about $2 in cash was taken. Entry was made through a window on the side of the house which had not been securely locked. As far as can be learned nothing else was taken.

An attempt was made the same night to enter the residence of A. O. Bennett, also on South Oakdale. The Bennett residence is not far south of the Garrett residence.

It will be remembered that Mr. Lumsden lost a suit of clothes to the thief, in addition to $35 in cash, a watch and other things of value. The suit contained a pipe belonging to Mr. Lumsden. Fortunately the suit has been recovered and with it the pipe.

The suit was found yesterday morning on the front lawn of the A. W. Walker residence, which is several doors north of the Garrett residence. It was intact and still contained the pipe and Mr. Lumsden’s Shrine emblem. A serious aspect of the case is, however, that, when found, the suspenders were absent from the trousers and have not yet been discovered.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com