Satisfied that the Medford lovers of boxing are still confident in his ability to win the championship of the lightweight division, Bud Anderson and his manager, Dick Donald, left yesterday for Vancouver, Wash., where Bud will spend some time on his seventeen-acre farm, near his home city.
Bud spent a couple of days on the Kershaw Ranch hunting, and the strenuous work did not affect him in the least, so it is safe to say that Bud will be ready to go 20 rounds with one of topnotchers Thanksgiving Day. As near as can be figured out now, Harlem Tommy Murphy will be Bud's opponent in San Francisco on that date, although Donald has promised Promoter McCarey of Los Angeles that he will give him first chance at Bud's services when he has fully recovered from the appendicitis operation. Thursday evening, Bud was initiated into the Medford lodge of Elks.
Influx of summer pears in the east has had the effect of slightly cutting the Bartlett market, and it is expected to be off for the next few days. Sales Friday were as follows: Boston, $2.75; Philadelphia, $2.60; Chicago, $2.85; New York, $2.60. Local summer pears, $2.50 to $3.50 per barrel.
Two cars of Bartletts, the first to leave the valley, one from Foothills and one from Bingham Orchard, were shipped today. Picking of Bartletts begins extensively tomorrow.
The Josephine County Growers' Association has negotiated the sale of the Bartlett pears grown by its members at $1.50 per box. The sale includes 5,000 boxes or whatever the output of the orchards of the association members will be. The sale was made to the Pioneer Fruit Company through Mr. McKeaney, its agent, and shipment of the fruit will be made to the south.
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