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Mail Tribune 100, Jan. 14, 1921

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

Jan. 14, 1921


Senator Charles L. McNary wired the Oregon Growers Cooperative Association January 11 as follows:

“Appeared before senate finance committee today and offered argument in favor tariff five cents a pound on cherries in brine, walnuts and filberts. Committee took matter under advisement. Have strong hopes of cherries in bill as it comes out of committee, will offer amendment on floor of senate.”

This was in response to several telegrams to Senator McNary sent by the Oregon Growers Cooperative Association, urging that in the proposed tariff bill before congress, a duty be placed on cherries and walnuts, as these industries in Oregon were threatened with disaster. Due to the low rate of exchange, Raly has been selling white cherries in brine in New York at seven cents a pound. To compete, this would mean about three cents a pound next season for Oregon growers.

The walnut industry is also threatened by imports from China and Japan the past season, as these Manchurian walnuts were selling at seven cents a pound wholesale. To compete with such a price would spell ruin to Oregon growers. China and Japan are shipping to this country, four times the amount of walnuts they did in 1919. Growers feel that unless something is done to prevent the importation of nuts from Japan, the industry will be in bad shape for several years.


A school district clerk is not released from liability for the safe keeping of funds of the district by placing the same in a bank notwithstanding the fact that the district board directed him to do so, and had excused him from liability, according to Attorney General Van Winkle. The opinion of the attorney general was in reply to a question from J. A. Churchill, state superintendent of public instruction, to whom the question had been propounded by Albert Howard Gammons, former clerk of the Jacksonville school board, district No.1, Jackson County.


Red Campbell and Jess Ingram will furnish the main event of a smoker to be held at Gold Hill, Friday, January 28. Both the boys are now in training for the event. Campbell is rated as a strong boxer, and is said to have gained a decision over George Eagles who fought Ingram at Gold Hill New Year’s Day.


Tickets are now on sale for the boxing bouts next Tuesday night at Brown and Brown’s in this city, and at Irwin’s billiard hall in Ashland. Ring-side seats reserved are $1.50 plus war tax. The tickets are going fast, and fans are advised to hurry if they do not want to be disappointed. All the stage seats have been sold. The Kid Pickles-Johnny Carlson main event is attracting much local interest, and the supporters of both are arguing the issue daily.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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