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Chicago Packer (Newspaper) - January 28, 1922, Chicago, IllinoisA tro waste Cracan Tion. The Packer covers ibis sex cd valve Field and read Only by people interested in your kind of business and it reaches about All of your customers and probable customers everywhere in the United states. The devoted to the interests of commercial growers entered matter at the potato lace at Kansas City mo., under the act o Quot of a # -9 i a ers and receivers of fruits vegetables melons Etc. Publication office g39-536 Walnut Street Kansas City to issues a every saturday. J 24 pages vol. Xxiv. No. A amp. January 28, 1022. Subscription rates United states Mexico and Cuba $2 per year Canada $3 per year. All other foreign countries 84 per year single copy 10c, of fruits and vegetables estimates Are that Orange crop has been damaged to extent of perhaps 20,000 carloads and la Mons also show severe loss Exchange says there remain a about 25,000 cars oranges and Grapefruit and 9,500 cars Lemons last year total Citrus fruit shipments were about 60,000 cars and prior to freeze present crop was estimated about same As that season. Convention tills week at Chicago proved to be the Ijar Gest gathering Ever held by big shippers organization great Deal of Busl Ness transacted. Legislation Railroad situation and other problems. Under discussion a Standard confirmation of sales contract adopted general proceedings. In Imperial Valley freeze covered practically entire Southern vegetable Dis a tricks including los Angeles county Imperial Valley and Coachella Valley Coachella onion crop not damaged much however tomatoes peas lettuce and other truck crops either wiped out or badly Dairing oed a spinach not damaged badly general review of f v extent of freeze in All fruit and vegetable districts. Los. Angeles Jan. 27.�?the cold wave which covered practically All of California thursday Friday and saturday nights last week with temperatures ranging from 19 to 26 degrees Cost the growers of this state at least $25,009,000 some say $50,090,000. Winter vegetables on the whole Techow a 75 to.90 per cent loss averaging a sections. The Citrus fruit crop of the state is damage to at i ast 30�?T. To 35 per. Cent a a a a possibly 50 per cent is some sections a he loss will reach 60 to 70 per cent a while in other spots the loss May not a Eric Jiorle than t 6 to 20 Porc us the Lemon crop Quot except in some be Rove a which were heavily smudged re a is very badly damaged. Lemon Trees cannot stand As much cold As the Orange tree. After making a hurried trip through the Citrus Belt the Packer Nan estimates that the la non crop of the state has been reduced to 8,000 to 9,000 cars and th6 Orange crop is damage Dat least 20,009 cars. Havens Are damaged More than. Valencias. In the Lemon districts there Are Many Orchards without a single Green Leaf showing. The Trees Are Grey and Brown almost like a Maple in autumn. In Many places the. Older Trees which were heavily smudged and located on High Points look very Good some Orange Trees showing but a Small amount of damage. High. Foothill Groves escaped with much less a loss than Orchards in Low Flat districts a a vegetable damage. The freeze destroyed practically All. Of the Winter vegetables still in the a ground in los Angeles and adjoining counties. Shippers estimate there will be very Little if any cabbage cauliflower lettuce or celery shipped from this District for the next two or three weeks or possibly 30�?TDays. Temperatures dropped a. In. The san Fernando and other vegetable districts As Low As a 22 above Zero on thursday night an almost that Low on Friday night the cold wave continuing several degrees below freezing on saturday night. Some lettuce which was irrigated May pull through with a Small percentage of Good Stock but the vegetable Deal generally speaking in the los Arige. Lea Vicinity is considered at a standstill for 39 Days a a a a a. A a temperatures the Imperial Valley reached As Low As 22 degrees at Westmoreland and 23 and 24 in other Pirts of the Valley. The. Present records a re the second lowest in the history of the Valley. The dam age in Imperial Valley is very heavy. Spinach does not seem to be Hurt to a great extent but tomatoes and peas Are practically All gone,1 the vines being killed to the ground. There Are approximately 1,5�?T00 acres in tomatoes. The Grapefruit crop in the Imperial. Valley is Only slightly damaged. The big lettuce crop Ohall Stock for shipment up to March 1 is estimated at 50 per cent loss and for. Shipment after March 1 damaged about 10 per cent. There were 0,000 or 7,000 acres of cantaloupes planted and sprouted which will show a loss of 50 per cent or More. Some lettuce patches which were Irry Gatela Are in better shape than others and,.will produce some v fairly Good Quality of Small sizes. Prices jumped thursday of this week h to $2.50 a crate t o. B. With a prove. Slon for 15 per cent of fives. A the loss from the cold wave in. This Valley will a run into several million dollars peas cabbage and other vegetables in Tho Coachella Valley wore Pratti a Cally destroyed by the cold wave last week. The onion crop no doubt will escape with very Little damage except a setback of two or three weeks. During the big freez�.lnd913 the Mercury in this Valley was 3 to 4 degrees cold a -. Or and in that year there was a Good. Onion crop but about two or three a weeks later than usual. Growers believe a Little better condition exists now than in�?~1913. N. Fruit districts. Going Back to a discussion of the. Fruit situation it should be said that the thermometer did not reach As Low a Point As Taring the big freeze in january 1943. It is believed there ported and it win it. De that the Secretary a office had been very ably assisted by Marshall amp Beli Washington attorneys whose services were retained by the organization a year ago. The chair made the Folu Wing appointment nominating a omit in tube a. U. Chaney chairman Joseph Ston hardly and j. L. Nagle. On the Resolution committee the Quot following wore named George a. Parker chairman e. P. Miller and Frank a. Nellis. The report of c. A. Cerr of Tho membership committee was Yead by the Secretary in View of or. Kerry a enforced absence on account of illness. Many members of the Trade Are familiar with the fact that or. Kerr has been confined to his Home for the past several months and they will be greatly pleased to learn of the fact that or. Kerry a health at the present time is considerably improved and that it is anticipated he Wylli be Able to again be at his office in the very near future., the chairman a illness prohibited Ida. Putting the usual amount of Cerr Energy into his committees work but r new officers. President Charles e. Virden Quot Sacramento. A first vice president John Den a Ney Chicago. Second. Vice president Frank e. Nellis Chicago. I a third Vico. a. A Chaney new at arms the Rhua Chicago next convention City Chicago a Chicago Jan. 27.-�?wh�rt president William Newsome sounded the Gavel for the of the. American fruit and vegetable shippers association fourth annual business meet ing he called to order the largest gathering which that organization has Ever had. As a matter of fact president Newsome could have called meeting at any time since last saturday night and have been assured of a splendid attendance. Without ques Tion the pre convention registration of the Trade has never been As heavy at any other Trade affair. A few scattering enthusiasts had arrived in town prior to saturday evening and when the special train from fort Worth arrived at 8 of clock there was quite a representative body on hand. This number was added to by. Each incoming train so that will not be a loss of Many Trees although Young Trees in Many places Are hard hit some Frozen hard enough to crack the bark. Nursery Stock suffered to some extent but As a Rule Nursery Stock is protected. The san Bernardino and re Landri districts probably suffered the worst. The following Are weather Bureau records which a re taken on tops of buildings in towns the three nights of thursday Friday and saturday san Bernardino 20, 22 and 26 red ends 20 23 and was thrown open 27. Re verse $$.,Vaft-. Att 31i Corona the address of1 i 2 6, 2 8, 39 Pomas 23. 34 jew Pasa will to four id elsewhere in t ats Issue ship Trytek Ita any Volyne for another a Lena 22. 25, 28 22,-Litbs a ugh ,-,such / Quot a More inquiry for Southern trick crops a a Fri demand turns to Gulf coast country since. Freeze in California has stupid Sion cent i it on Titi t see. Lion. It y ing will leave big shippers Well known executive will join Digiorgio fruit corporation and will locate in new York has Becu a Secretary of shippers organization since Only 1918. Previous to that time he had Becco a with railroads jul car division ills successor we be Glosen by Chin Mitre. Apple Market continues to show improvement. New., York Jan. 27.�?there was a Good demand for barrel apples this week and the Market a was higher. Receipts were moderate. Baldwins were bringing ?7@8, fancy Fri lit easily Selling at the outside figure. Greetings wore Selling at $9@ll. Red fruit when fancy was Selling along with baldwins under the same Range with the exception of Ben Davis which ruled usually from $3.50 to $5.50 per barrel. Thero was quite a Good demand for. Western Box apples and prices were higher. Spitzenberge ranged front $2.50 to $3.75. Some fancy delicious made As High As $4.59 @5,�?T while Choice Stock sold from $2,50 to $4.�?~ Romo beauties were doing Well under a Range of $2 @3.25. Stay Man win saps were Selling within the Samc Range. Ltd new Orleans a in a Iii 27. A while there is univ i sol Ira Gret throughout the Gulf coast country Over Tho Dis a str us freeze Whiet for the time being has a vips a much of the Green vegetable Iii California growers and , Texas and Florida already Are reporting a wider inquiry from markets in the North concerning supplies for shipment and More activity in Tho Winter vegetable Deal already is apparent. Up to within the last few Days the tendency had been toward lower prices on lower coast truck but late this week More strength has been shown As demand from the North has shown signs of turning this Way because of the checking of Tho California movement. Little damage has been done to truck in the Gulf coast country this season by cold weather. It is True that Florida suffered some Little damage recently and. Weather was cold in Texas late Vlast week but vegetables were damaged but slightly. The same May be said of the lower Louisiana crop. The Supply is Good in All highly successful meeting was assured Long before the convention Hall varieties of Green truck and mixed and is thrown open. 1 straight cars Are rolling steadily. It the address of president Newsome i is not Beli eved Here that California Chicago Jan. 27�?the. Announcement of the resignation a of secretaries a a a National Trade organizations so emf to to the order of the Day. It was a Surprise to All members of the american fruit and vegetable shippers association meeting Noire this week for their fourth annual business meeting to learn that Secretary Robert Cummins had tendered his resignation to the Board of directors the resignation to become effective match ,1. Or. Clumping advises that lie will Leavo Tho association to become associated with Tho Digiorgio Fri lit corporation of new York City. In the three years that he has been Secretary and manager for tie shippers organization he has not Only unusually enviable record for himself but Lias won a very warm place in the heart of. The Many Trio Trade from different parts of the country with whom lie. Has come in Contact and these friends will wish him All manner of Success in his new connection. Before going with the american a fruit and vegetable shippers association or. Cummins spent several years in the refrigerator department of Tho Rock Island Railroad resigning that position to accept the superintendency of Tho Frisco refrigerator line with Headquarters at Springfield to. During the War lie was drafted by the. United states Railroad administration being made chief assistant to w. L. Barries in charge of the refrigerator car distribution throughout Tho entire United states. In the Early part of 1918 he accepted the position As traffic manager for Diego county to a Elco Joan Citrus Bek showed 22, 25 arid 26, with about the same temperature Inland at Escondido. In Tulare county there Are about 2,-400 carloads of valencias. The Mercury dropped to 2 2 degrees thursday and Friday nights and 70 per cent of the crop is estimated As damaged. Citrus Groves in Ventura county on the West Side of the coast Range near the Ocean escaped with but Little damage. At Monrovia the Low Mark of 19 degrees was recorded the damage to navels being estimated 25 per cent and valencias about 10 with avocados also damaged. Orchard exposures at Santa Ana showed As Low As 21 degrees for a Short period. My Ray Valencia Graves in this Section and at Tus tin and Placentia look very Good though in spots everywhere there was considerable damage. Ice was reported in Riverside and Redlands an Inch thick and the majority of Orchards in Riverside and Rcd ands Are quite badly damaged. The Ontario and Pomona districts which Are Low in the Valley Are badly damaged. Both Lemon and Navel Groves look As if the Trees have been Burnt by fire. Glendora farther up in the Foothills shows a record of 24 degrees for a Short period during the night. Groves Here also Are badly touched up. Citrus fruit in the Pasadena District is damaged around 50 per cent. At Uplands the thermometer dropped to 2 2 Andl 26 degrees. In act Tho cold wave spread practically throughout Tho entire vegetable and Citrus Belt with the exception of the Lemon District on the coast at san Diego and some sections near Santa Barbara. Immediately following the freeze the Board of supervisors in los Angeles san Bernardino and Riverside counties authorized county horticultural authorities to forbid the packing of oranges and Lemons until the completion of a Survey to determine the damage. An embargo has been placed on picking fruit until february 6. United action by practically All shippers and growers to prevent the shipping of frosted fruit has been taken and the department of agriculture in co operation with county horticultural Corii missioners will do everything possible to protect the Industry by Tho prevention of shipments of frosted fruit f. W. Read in los Angeles this week acting As director of agriculture in the absence of g. H. Hecke has made Iron Clad rules prohibiting the Sale of oranges unless inspected by the county horticultural commission. The following Are rules and regulations of the director of the state department of agriculture affecting shipments of oranges issued january 24, 1922 a by virtue of the authority vested in the director of the state department of agriculture by Section 15 of the California fruit and vegetable standardization act approved june 3, 1921. Statutes 19 chapter 719 and by virtue of the fact that under the terms of Section 19 of said act it is considered that a part of the oranges grown in the state of California have been frosted to the extent of endangering the reputation of the Citrus Industry if. Shipped a Public emergency is hereby declared. For the purpose of adequately protecting the reputation of the California Citrus fruit Industry i hereby promulgate the following rules and regulations to it to in full �9rce and effect on arid after january 25, 1922, until amended or superseded by rules or relations hereafter made by the director of agriculture under continued on rages week. The Market began to st Rerigh in late last week and As reports of the real extent of the California freeze by came More general the tone Bias become firmer. The Market on tangerines and Rhian marines from Louisiana and Alabama also a reflects the higher tendency of the Citrus fruit Market and demand has been Good for practically All offerings. Sotirio Fea has been expressed that the fruit Market might be adversely affected by the shipping of frosted oranges out of California but advices late this week Are to the effect that drastic measures Are to be adopted there to prevent the shipment of Frost damaged fruit no picking at All is to be Dono until february 6, according to information received Here. V gathering of representative business Rizieri that Are vitally interested in the questions of the Day. He gave it As his opinion that one of the big. Problems of the Day and one which the Trade should be. Big enough to solve within themselves has to do with the Sanctity of contracts. Mention Rig the apparent fact that the morale of the nation seems to have been lowered in some respect during the last few years he urged caution and that every possible step be taken to Correct this situation. Among the other High Points in his address to discussed briefly but characteristically the Railroad situation with particular emphasis upon High transportation charges inadequate service and. Refrigerator car Supply and the financial problem of the carriers. In closing the president spoke of Tho vastly increased amount of work performed by the association during the year just closing arid a the increased scope of work which the organization has successfully a undertaken. In speaking of Ilie promulgation and adoption of a Standard sales confirm Tion ticket he gave it As his opinion that while it has not Fileri in effect any great length of time it has been in effect Long Tenori Gleto convince the most sceptical of its value and to convince ally that its general use would put the Industry on a More business like basis arid bring about the general result of a betterment in All Trade conditions. A. 1 following the presidents address Brief but virile talks were made by. A r. Ii role sex president of the Western fruit jobbers association and by Chester Franzell president of the National league of commission merchants. A letter was also read Frota a t. Butterworth president of the International Apple shippers association. A \ \ a v James h. Bawden newly a elected president of the fruit and vegetable brokers association spoke briefly upon the desire of Tho organization he a represented to co operate a with the shipping interests. A wire was read from secy. R. S. French Secretary of the National league of commission merchants regretting his inability to be present. A a a a. Secretary Robert Cumming had prepared his annual report arid a Prin ted copy of Itin attractive Booklet form was Given each member. His i report dealt at some length upon the subheads under which his offices work has been divided namely transportation Trade relations legislation,1 grading rules. Membership and finances. It was pointed out in the report that the greatest amount of Effort has been put Forth in handling problems which crime under the head of transportation. The Trade is already quite familiar with the Many questions relative to the transportation problems that arose during 1921 and they have also been advised by Rochester n. -y., Jan. 27.�?hold- the associations frequent report of hangs of onions Are Low also they a re the Chicago potato Market is quiet. Chicago Jan. 27.�?As had been anticipated by local carlot operators potato shipments from All producing sections he a a shown a decrease during the past week. However this decrease in movement did not serve to or eng Ben Tho potato Market As it has ruled Dull at about Uri changed prices for. A number of Days. Thero seems tri be a Well defined belief among the operators Here however that the a Market will take Ari upward tendency within a few Days because of Tho fact that cold weather has further Cut Down the movement a a from producing sections and because evidence is Given of a better inquiry to come from outside sections. Wisconsin sacked no. 1 round Whites Liao sold Here outweigh to principally at $l.99@ 2-, and bulk no. 1 round Whites at $2.05i@2.20 Minnesota sacked no. 1 round Whites at $1.85@ 195, and sacked no. L red River Early Ohio at $1.80 @1.95. Freeze in California helps Apple situation. Spokane,/wash., Jan. 27.�?a, generally better tone is already beginning to develop in the Apple situation throughout the Northwest As a a result of the disastrous freeze which has wiped out nearly half of Orange crop. It is now estimated that Only about 5,2-501 cars of apples remain in the Northwest divided As follows Hood River 2�60, balance of state 49 Yakima Valley 2,75-0 Wenatchee Valley 2,200. Most of the lower Grade fruit was shipped Earliey in the season and the Stock remaining is that which Lias been held Back for the wind up of the Market. Light holdings of onions in York state. Us st. Louis As president annual convention was hold in Chicago on monday it and tuesday of Titis a Voeks Good attendance and much interest. V.-, f a or resolutions a a brokerage i not Luc adopted believe a uni form rates would to to Best. Interest of All factors in Trade. Moe big merger tic qty Lyric topics United into the. United states la aka go Corpora Tim with a capitalization of $6,-000,900�?f. R. Downing general a Fang to. Package Salo Corpora to a cads new organization. A. Smiith Bend ind., Jan. 27-r-an Ari nou Cement Lias just been the merging of Tho package sales corporation Hurto the United states package corporation. This latter firm has just recently been formed with an our Thorl Zed capitalization of $6,090,009 and it will carry on the work which Quot has heretofore been done by the. Package sales corporation a except that it will to on a much Large scale and will have the manufacture arid marketing of Many additional lines of fruit and commercial packages beside the Bushel Basket in. Ivsich the former specialized heretofore. The United states package a a corporation will control about 20 package factories in the United states a engaged in the manufacture of baskets crates Etc., especially designed for shipping purposes. Statistics show that the annual loss in the shipment of perishable and fragile cargoes due to fragile and inadequate containers is in excess of $1-0,009,909 and one of the main objects of the new corporation will be to standardize fruit and other containers As to capacity and strength officers. James it. Baldori. St Louis / president. A Fol. A Wallace president. A a a. A a a a a. A i. Pennington eve Neville a Secretary. A. C. Calkins mid Aphis to reas user. Executive committee. I e. I i. Royer Desmoines chair Man. A a a / o. E,.Spooner, Boston. A j. It Bawde i st.-. Louis d. To. Apte Atlanta. E. O. Hind Lri Dinapo is 1 a nex convention City Chicago. By Tho consolidation of the factories in the association and upon the Resigna i question a better service is hoped to Tion of the former Secretary Ray rendered growers and shippers by Evans. Was tie unanimous Choice of directors for the position of Sacra Fery air a Maria Ger Wilch did us i aa--1 july. At the meeting of Tho Board of directors of the association on tuesday. When or. Cummings resignation was presented the directors to get him to reconsider his fiction and it was Corisis durable regret that they conceded to his wishes in the matter. A a the Digiorgio fruit corporation one of. The largest interests in the fruit and vegetables business has vast interests in different parts of the country. More details concerning the exact nature of or. Cummings work Wotli this corporation will to announced from new York City upon his assuming his duties on March 1. The Board of directors of the american fruit and vegetable shippers association has advised that or. Curnnie Inge a successor has not As yet been chosen As it win necessarily take some time to Fine one properly qualified to assume the Secretary a duties. The decision in this matter will in All probability he delegated to the executive Corii Mittee. Chicago Jan. 27.�?the�?Tannual con a Ventieri of tie fruit and Gatege table ii brokers association convened in. The. West room of the Shurm and Tritel a a a promptly at 10 of clock monday morn a ing foi4its opening session. The Boffl 5 cers were particularly gratified at the High percentage of members that. Were present a a / ,. Following a Brief and characteristics Addre of by l. Of Case Chicago the annual report and and i dress of the presi Derit. O. E. Spooner Boston was delivered. President Quot.Spooner prefaced by Cori Granulating this 3-Ye�r-old Organiza ton upon the fact that it had. Long Eliace passed1 from the kindergarten a Tage and was now taking its place among the other representative of a a animations within the Teade a High de9lbn >3 vote it was Aid to the Chi re actor. Of. A Ray to Teru cd to any. Time. Athe Moth Barship hit he. Presume rib and c�?~fpl0tal ��.-1� his statement that during his administration a bad Nile of Ruwim giving them a better product and by being Inja position to. Ripply As Many while Tion. Has the Bushel Bah feet the she Cess with which it has met is suggested in the fact that its annual sales ran in excess of -10,0-00,0-99 the volume a will be multiplied Many times by the addition of Berry baskets hampers Climax and grape baskets tills and Small fruit packages and peach arid Tomato crates. Factories conveniently located throughout the entire country in order that shipments May to any Section from a Rio Arby Point thus greatly reducing the freight rates and enabling the corporation to Supply packages upon very Short notice. F. P. Downing who Lias been general manager of the package sales corporation will resume the duties of that same position with the new corporation. Marking regulation on Canadian imports suspended. Washington Jan. 27.�?marking.regulations on Canadian imports have been temporarily suspended a chord ing to dispatches received Here yesterday. As will be remembered by readers of the Packer a Canadian statute passed at Tho last session. Of parliament required that the country of origin be indicated on All goods seeking entry Canadian Points. Enforcement of the Law has been postponed up to january 1 and is further withdrawn by order of Jari uary 12 of the Canadian department of customs and excise until the close of the next session of the Canadian parliament. Onions firm and higher in new York. New York Jan. .27.�?the onion Market a showed a further Advance this week with values Well sustained and a fair movement at both Eastern shipping stations and in new York. New England yellows were bringing $6.50 @7.50 per 190 Pound bag. York state a cd Middle Western Stock was Selling at $6.75 @8 per 100 Pound bag for yellows and $5.75@7 for reds. Orange county yellows we to bringing $g@6.75 and reds $5.50 @6.25. Quite a Good Deal of spa Nish Stock is now coming out of storage Here and is very firm when Good. A great Deal of the Spanish onions that were put away however have had to be repacked. Crates this week w Ero bringing $1.75@2.50, cases $5.76@7 and half cases $3.50@4. The Many things which have been accomplished with respect to freight rates switching charges collection of under charges storage in transit question and diversion car Supply carriers protective service Etc. The a Secretary a report on matters coming under the head of a Trade relations Quot it met with a great Deal of interest As to the individual shipper and receiver the matters of trading rules Standard confirmation of sales rejections arbitration Etc., Are second to none. A great Deal of constructive work. Along legislative lines was re in Strong hands. Further no Competition of any amount is anticipated from Texas onions before late. March. With this the combination owners Are bullish Andl $7@7.50 per out. Sacked is the going Price. Some Are holding for an even $8, same basis. Stock generally is keeping Well although there is an occasional lot of Small stuff that shows considerable sprout there was a Sale of this last week at-$g.50, f. O. A which indicates the strength of the Market. Owners Are standing close together a Nodi there is no indication of any break at present quotations . B. Here. Wisconsin cabbage about cleaned up. A Chicago Jan. 27.�?the carlot Market on old cabbage held fairly steady throughout the week with operators quoting Wisconsin Holland at $38 @ 40 per ton f. O. B. Wisconsin shipping pm Virit. There is but Little cabbage left in Wisconsin and it was the consensus of opinion among the local operators who ship extensively out of that state that the entire holdings would be cleaned up by Tho close of next week. Chicago onions Are priced 25@50c higher. Chicago Jan. 27.�?the carlot onion Market strengthened further this week and operators were quoting their offerings at an Advance of from 25c of 50c per cwt. Over last weeks quotations in most instances. Indiana reds and yellows were being sold on an f. O. B. Basis at from $6.75 to $7 per cwt. California australian Browns were being quoted principally at from $5.50 to $6 per cwt. A. O. B. California come to him of the services Ron dered it by a member. To touched briefly upon the work Drino by the several committees and heartily commended them for the Effort which they had put Forth and for the results which had been accomplished. This was particularly True of his remarks concerning the publicity committee and the membership committee. Committees were appointed to report Back to the convention at tuesdays session As follows Good of the association a. C. Walter chairman d. E. Hollihan and l. A. Bockstahler. Resolutions committee a. H. Thorn ton m. D. Dobson and . White.-., Man. The nominating committee a. H. Royer t. K. Boyer and e. Chand Ler. V of a. A. Cooney jr.,. Chairman v of the executive committee ii. Making his a a Corn Mittee s report dealt upon the. Several meetings which the committee. V had held during the pasty a and the v continued on Page 6 Sun fruit company Pittsburgh wine verdict jury in United states court decides against California fruit distributors in Case involving grapq1 shipments in 1918�?judgment for 818,237 awarded plaintiff. Less legislation and More Economy the need says Charles m. Schwab. New York Jan. 27.�?Charles m. Schwab chairman of the Board of directors of the Bethlehem steel corporation in an address a he re thursday before the hotel menus association of new York said a business would to less legislation. To must have True Economy As a basis in government. We Quot la never have successful business unless the initiative and Enterprise of business men is enlisted in the work of reconstruction. A let Railroad men have a free hand in the development of transportation and Tho first great Stop toward a successful rehabilitation of business will have taken place.�?T no damage to mexican tomatoes. Nogales ariz., Jan. 27.�?according to shippers no. Frost damage whatever has occurred to the mexican Tomato crop. The lowest temperature at los mochas was 40 degrees above Zero and no damage was to ported or apparent. Weather is moderating. Latest estimates place the crop for the season around 1,009 cars but. Some shippers now think Thero will j prices will to maintained Over Thero not be Oves 759 cars. Box Apple prices in British markets. New York Jan. 27.�?cables to the fruit and produce Exchange of great Britain thursday showed the following Range on Box apples in the British markets thursday morning Oregon newtons $2.74@3.59 California newtons $2.74@3.17 win saps and Spitzenberge $2.99� 3.89 Arkansas Blacks and or Leys $2.96@3.37 Winter Nolis pears $6.33.to a get prices at which Tho above fruit nets Back to new York deduct 80c per Box on apples and $1.10 on pears. The indications Are that these with improvement later. Pittsburgh pa., Jan. 27.�?a verdict for $18,237,74 was returned ii the United states District court Here wednesday against the California fruit. Distributors in favor of the. Sunseri fruit company of this City. The verdict was for damages incurred in the shipment of rain damaged grapes from Tho Lucerno Vineyard and has been pending since 1918. The original damages asked was $26,0.0-0. The Festin Phy introduced showed that the Sunseri fruit company contracted for a 59 cars of second crop Muscat. Throe cars were stopped by the food administration and damages were asked on 49 of the remaining cars. It was shown that these cars showed from 25 to 75 per cent decay. I ido Thompson instructed the jury to bring in a favourable verdict if it was found that Tho grapes were not in Good Merchantable condition when shipped from California. He held that while the contract did not mention the Quality of the grapes it was implied that they must be reasonably fit to stand transportation. The grapes had been purchased for $47.59 per ton f. O. B. California. The testimony disclosed that half of the grape were furnished by the Earl fruit company and Trio others by the civic fruit Exchange. George h. Casey director and manager of Tho Pacific fruit Exchange was Here representing his company. William a. Case represented the Lucerne vineyards which arc located near Hanford Calif. The defendants contended that Tho contract contained no expressed warranty of Quality or condition and that they complied with their contract when Muscat grapes were placed on Board the Cara
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