The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago.
June 5, 1918
LOYAL CITIZENS ASKED TO RETURN EXCESS FLOUR
The food administration asks all loyal citizens to return to their merchants all unbroken sacks of white wheat flour and get credit for same as it is illegal to have over 30 days’ supply on hand.
They have given permission to one dealer in Medford to sell the stock of low grade white flour he has on hand, with substitutes. This particular flour was sold by manufacturers without any guarantee as to quality and is about the grade that was originally sold to the cheaper Chinese trade. With this exception no flour can be bought in Jackson county except the regular whole wheat, graham, rice, rye, barley and corn flours that have been substitutes.
The administration asks that a display be made in each store of flour returned and that anyone knowing of hoarders please report after June 10th same so they can be investigated at earliest possible moment thereafter.
ORDERS PLACED FOR 76 CARS OF PEARS AND APPLES
G. M. Pope of Dennis, Kimball & Pope of New York and London, left here yesterday evening for California after a week’s visit spent in inspecting the crops and interviewing orchardists in the Rogue River district. Mr. Pope’s firm is the selling agent of the Rogue River Fruit and Produce association and thru his efforts the association has received orders for 76 cars of fruit made up as follows: 10 cars of Bartletts, 10 cars of Howells, 37 cars of Winter Nelis, 4 cars of Boscs and 15 cars of Newtowns.
The association holds this a long step in the right direction, as every box of fruit grown in the Rogue River valley should be sold here. While this has been impossible in the past and may prove to be impossible this season, nevertheless, the receipt of bona fide orders for such a large number of cars, so early in the year certainly speaks well for this season’s outlook.
“Remember, with Medford trade is Medford made!”
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