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Mail Tribune 100, July 23, 1920

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

July 23, 1920

PEAR PICKING IN VALLY TO START ABOUT AUGUST 5

“Ready?!”

This is word sent to the members of the Oregon Growers Cooperative association in the Rogue River valley by Packing Manager C. F. Lemmon. Arriving in the valley only two months ago, Lemmon has completed the largest fruit packing house in southern Oregon, secured all supplies, installed all necessary machinery, remodeled the old cold storage plant of the Rogue River Fruit and Produce association, renovated community packing houses at Gold Hill, Grants Pass, Eagle Point, and Phoenix and is ready for business. He has gathered together a big crew to handle this year’s crop. Clarance Pankey will be in charge of the packing department and Harry C. Shultze is the head of the supply department. T. E. Beaulieu is in charge at Grants Pass and Bert Stancliff is the head of the Phoenix crew.

Because the association will pack out a considerable portion of its Bartlett crop this year, Manager Lemmon has sent out notices asking all growers to get into communication with the Medford headquarters and arrange for picking boxes.

The association has purchased its entire requirements of boxes, nails, and paper and a dozen box-makers have been at work at the various plants for five weeks past. Many thousands of boxes have been delivered to the orchards.

County Agent Cate is working with Lemmon conducting tests to determine when picking should commence in the various orchards. Cate estimates that picking generally for the green fruit market will not commence before August 5th and that the bulk of the cannery stock will not start to come off the trees until about the 15th of next month.

BABE RUTH MAKES HIS 33D “HOMER”

New York, July 23. — “Babe” Ruth, premier batsman of the New York American league baseball club, today added another home run to his record, making his total thirty-thee for the season. The hit, made off Pitcher Morton of the Cleveland team, was made in the sixth inning, the ball going into the upper right field stands.

LOCAL BRIEFS

The travel to Crater lake is growing heavier daily, by both auto and train-stage route. The forenoon stage took a number of people from the hotels and trains to the lake, while there are many autos en route from north and south and from the eastern Oregon route daily.

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Norma Talmadge and seventeen friends, all noted screen actors, are visitors today at Crater Lake. They came to the park via Medford and whether they expect to come throught Klamath Falls on their way out is not know. — Klamath Falls Herald. The moving picture party so far as is known here did not come thru Medford on the way to the lake, unless it is possible that they were members of the Joslin Tours party which arrived here early this week en route to the lake and whose members for the most part were elderly or middle-aged people. Mr. Joslin, in charge of the party, asserted that there were no notables among them.

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