March 7, 1914

March 7, 1914

Seattle, Wash., March 7

Mail Tribune, Medford, Oregon.

Just received news of O'Gara's resignation. Next to unchecked ravages of the blight, this is the worst blow the fruitgrowers of Rogue River valley could have received. I consider attitude of those who have opposed O'Gara as suicidal. O'Gara's opponents have caused us irreparable injury. We have slipped back seven years. Time will show the utter selfishness and shortsightedness of O'Gara's detractors.


The above dispatch from the owner of Hillcrest orchard is a fair index of the feelings of Rogue River orchardists over the resignation of O'Gara. All are highly indignant and with the frost season at hand, fear extended losses.

The county court has as yet taken no action towards securing a successor but will take the matter up with Professor O'Gara.


Another carload of Fords was received by C.E. Gates, the auto man, today, making a total of forty-eight cars for this year. Of these, forty have been sold, as many or more Fords than were sold all last season — and the season is hardly opened.

In addition to the Fords, which sell themselves, Mr. Gate has sold five Overlands and one Cole six. He predicts that 1914 will be a record-breaker for auto sales in the valley, and that the close of the year will see at least 1,000 cars in the valley.


The antics of the wild animals in their natural haunts in Alaska and Siberia as pictured at the Page theater Saturday and Sunday is very amusing and instructive. The actors have not had time to rehearse and are caught in their natural movements, fighting to get away from the hunters with camera, rifle and lasso.

The native Eskimo running from the camera, rolling in their skin boats and the native women being tossed in the walrus hide is an amusing sport.

Immense bird life on the Bogoslog islands shows the millions of California and Pallas murre in complete possession of these volcanic islands.