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Mail Tribune 100, Aug. 27, 1921 continued

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

Aug. 27, 1921 continued


Entries to be Made September 9 — Show will Last as Long as Fruit Holds Out — Partial List of Prizes — Interest is Shown in Exhibit.

A pear show will be conducted under auspices of a committee of the Medford Chamber of commerce at the exhibit building. The show will be open to the general public on Saturday, September 10 and entries must be made on the previous day. The show will be maintained as long as the pears hold up in order that the many tourists coming through during September may have the opportunity to inspect the horticultural product for which the Rogue River Valley had become so well known.

The growers are not being asked to make box displays and none will be exhibited unless growers voluntarily offer some. The exhibit will be confined to plate displays of five pears each of the various varieties shown.

There will be first, second and third prizes offered for the best plate display of each variety. The prizes being offered are believed to be of sufficient value to attract the orchardists to make entries in large numbers. The growers may make more than one entry in each variety, so that there may be a chance for them to receive more than one prize.

An incomplete list of prizes being offered are here enumerated. As merchants report to the Chamber of Commerce as to what they are offering as awards to the growers, the list will be published.

Two subscriptions of one year each to the Mail Tribune and Sun.

An eight foot orchard ladder by the Mitchell Ladder Co.

China fruit dish by Edgar Wight.

Waterman fountain pen by Medford Book Store.

98-lb. sack Vilmo flour by Rogue Valley Milling Co.

500 letterheads by the Klocker Printery.

Two pound box of Crater Lake chocolates by The Shasta.

Five-pound tin of Royal Club coffee by Medford Grocery Co.

Two and a half dollars in trade by West Side Groceteria.


These are the halcyon days of the year at the public market, and that institution this morning much presented the appearance of a county fair with its counters and aisles filled with the vegetables, melons and fruits of the season, and with the hundreds of busy shoppers buying. Besides all kinds of melons galore, including the fine watermelons from the Lyons 20-acre patch in the Central Point district, there were a wealth of apples of different varieties, huckleberries from Huckleberry mountain, which sold at $1.50 a gallon, and a goodly supply of beef, lamb and goat meat.

Now that the days are growing shorter, beginning with September 1, the market will open at 7 a.m., instead of at 6 a.m., as during the summer season.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com