July 14, 1917, continued
Editor's note: There was no July 15, 1917, paper.
FRUIT STORAGE PLANT WILL BE BEST ON COAST
As the season advances the fruit output of the Rogue river valley will not be quite as large as was anticipated by a great many growers and fruit men a month or six weeks ago.
The excessive dry weather will have a tendency to lessen the output to a certain extent, especially those orchards that do not have irrigation, altho this year's crop will far exceed that of last year.
From present indications it looks as tho the fruit grower will received fair prices for his fruit, but it is a little early, with the unsettled conditions of the country in general, to state at this time really anything definite on prices, but it is believed the grower will have no trouble in securing a fair price for his fruit.
In order to meet the requirements that may possibly arise in shipping of fruit, growers of the Rogue river valley will have an opportunity of having their fruit protected to the fullest extent either in dry or cold storage.
In this regard the Bardwell Fruit company are making all the necessary arrangements to take care of the fruit grower in this section should they demand it.
The construction of the company's cold storage plant and warehouse is being pushed as fast as possible and will be ready to operate on or before the 15th of August. The building will be fully equipped with the latest machinery thruout.
A representative of the government in the fruit sales shipping service area has made a thorough examination of the plans and equipment of this building and states that it is the most modern and best equipped of any cold storage plant on the coast.