Mail Tribune 100
March 1, 1916
MARCH WELCOMED BY SNOW STORM
The storms that came by way of introducing March in this part of the coast, while not severe in Rogue River valley, did considerable damage to wires of telephone and telegraph lines crossing the Siskiyou mountains and in the Cow Creek canyon to the north. The snowfall in the mountains surrounding this valley was quite heavy for the brief period of the storm, the snow line extending to the edge of the valley this morning.
Aside for the disturbance of the means of wire communication, no damage appears to have been done. A bright sunshine this afternoon suggests that the snowfall may disappear rapidly, considerably affecting the stage of water in the steams both north and south of this valley.
The precipitation came so gradually in this district last night that the farms will get the benefit of the entire rain and snowfall, about a fifth of an inch.
BROCCOLI PROFITABLE CROP FOR VALLEY
W. W. Harvey, representing the Pacific Fruit Express company of Portland, is in the city today gathering statistics on fruit acreage and yields. Mr. Harvey came down to the Roseburg district to look after shipments of broccoli, a hardy member of the cauliflower family. It is made a specialty in the Roseburg district, but the yield this season was less than 50 per cent of the total acreage planted, the excessive rainfall drowning out some of the fields on the lower levels. Broccoli is a very profitable crop and can be raised successfully in the Rogue River valley.
ASHLAND AND VICINITY
The Congregationalists have had their fondest expectations realized in raising an emergent budget of $1,000 to meet special requirements in addition to regular expense accounts. For a period the subscriptions hovered about the $800 mark, but persistent effort won a hearty response, with the result that pastor and laity are not only congratulating themselves, but are also receiving congratulations over a happy solution of the financial problem which faced the church.