Pleased with themselves last week were officials of two Florida fruit cooperatives. Theirs was the distinction of receiving from the Federal Farm Board the first allotment from its $150,000,000 loan fund. To Florida United Growers and Florida Citrus Growers Exchange the Board advanced $300,000.

This loan was obtained to equip Florida fruit shipping warehouses with apparatus for destroying the Mediterranean fruit fly on outgoing produce. By this method fruit is first heated above 100°, then suddenly cooled to just above freezing where it is held long enough to insure the demise of...

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