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Mail Tribune 100, Aug. 8, 1922

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

Aug. 8, 1922

LOCAL BRIEFS

There is some talk of postponing the hunting season which usually starts August 20th until a later date, due to the numerous forest fires which have raged in this vicinity. The game commission is seriously contemplating this change until after the rain.

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The public market this morning was a splendid one for the middle of the week. Plums in large quantities were sold and strawberries and blackberries were plentiful. Peaches and apricots were also on sale. Corn was the chief vegetable, other vegetables not being as plentiful as usual.

LOCAL AND PERSONAL

The first picking of Bartlett pears will begin in the numerous orchards of the valley next week. Several of the larger orchards are expected to start the latter part of this week however. Packing houses of the valley are ready to handle the crop which is an excellent one this year. Many of the packing houses have had box makers at work for the past six weeks getting ready a supply of thousands of boxes for the season’s pack. Orchardists are anxious as to the outcome of the railroad strike. Local railroad officials are undetermined as to whether refrigerator cars can be secured in sufficient numbers to handle the crop or not.

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A.P. Talent and family recently returned from a week’s camping trip at Diamond Lake and report excellent fishing. Mr. Talent states that they caught several trout weighing twelve pounds.

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An airplane from the Eugene aviation field patrolled the forest district this morning on the lookout for forest fires. Phil Lowd was sent out to cover Jackson County this afternoon. There have been several fires in the Butte Falls country. W.L. Jones of the U.S. Forest Service will fly over the U.S. forest this afternoon.

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A.B. Cordley and Sam H. Moore of Corvallis, and Martin D. Bowers of Gold Hill, members of the state limestone board, made an official inspection of the plant and quarry Saturday. Orders for 2,000 tons of limestone for farmers of western Oregon have been filed for immediate and fall delivery. At least 2,000 tons additional are expected to be sold. The plant is being operated by Ross & Shoemaker on a tonnage basis. The original contract calls for not less than 1,000 or more than 3,000 tons. The board is entering into a new contract with these operators for several thousand additional tons of fertilizer, which will insure uninterrupted operation of the plant for the year.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com