A TOWN WITH A PLAN WILL SUCCEED WHERE OTHERS WILL SURE FALTER AND FAIL INDEPENDENCE MONITO INDEPENDENCE, POLK COUNTY, OREGON. FRTOAY, MARCH 15, 1918 NO. 31 VOL.6 CANNERY MEN HERE. Look Oyer the Plant of Old Cannery to Purchase. Co-operative Company, 8 Miles From Railroad Make Big Success in Last Four Years. Charles Hubbard, a former In dependence man, was in Inde pendence with L. L. Thornton, manager, H. A. Kerr, secretary and Carl Lamar, director of the Equity Queen Canning Company of Unionville, Oregon, Wednes day of this week, to look over the plant of the Independence eannery with a view of purchas ing a part of the machinery and moving it to their canning plant. This plant located at Unionville is eight miles from the railroad and is in Yamhill county. The plant was organized some four years ago by the farmers of that community with a capital of $1500, and now has a member ship of 125 farmers and stock holders, no farmer or stockhold- being allowed control of the pro perty. They will employ in this plant this year 100 women and from eight to ten men for about a per iod of seven months. The editor interviewed these men while they were in the city and Mr. Kerr, in this conversa tion stated: "Our plan is to pay on tke raw material at the mar ket price at the time of delivery. Then we go ahead and put the product through the proessing and can it and market it. After it is marketed we take out the expense of tfce operation of the plant and marketing and from this profit left we deduct 25 per cent of the net profits which is placed into a Binklng fund, and the 75 per cent balance goes to the growers in proportion to the amount of raw material furnish ed. This percentage stays in the company as an asset, and we pay 8 per cent interest to the owners of this percentage, and it 6tays in the property as a reserve fund until such time, as the stockhold ers vot to dissolve this profit or,H i-otiim it to the Dartiei en- BilU titled to it. This insures s a working capital in cash in excess of our capital stock, and surplus. We market through brokers at the Dresent time, having found that this pla has been the mosl successful during the last two We have Dlaced orders already for $50,000 of the berry rrou for future delivery and find a ready market for everything we produce. Wa expect this year to run about $200,000 worth of products through our plait. The growing of string beans, carrots, beets, turnips, spinach, squash and pumpkins have been our main lines of vegetables and bottom land sweet corn v and peas will make a good re turn. On the acre you can pro duce five tons of Kentucky Won (cr beans and about three tons r.f Refugee beans, which at $G0 nw ton will nt from $180 to SttOO to the acre. Carrots, beets, tnrnios and root crops of this na ture should run about $10 per torn and you should get from these rops from 20 to 30 tons to the acre, or from $200 to $300 to ikn acre fin these crops. Cab- bage is profitable either canned nrassaur kraut and will run probably about $100 per acre as nat profit War conditions have notchang .a nHitifina materially. While we only got about three cents four yeara ago for evergreen and Logan berries and these now , bring about four cents, yet there is some increase in the cost of production. We will probably pay four and a half or five cents this year for our berries. There is no crop that you can grow that is so productive of value as the evergreen blackberry. It resists all classes of pests, and is not only blight proof but is practi cally frost proof and the vines cannot be killed after they are once started, and the acreage yield is enocmous. This jear we handled 100 tons of ever green berries. When asked by the editor of the Monitor what was his honest opinion about the people taking hord of this evaporating plant, we were talking of here he said: Your farmers will miss the greatest opportunity they have ever had to put their farms on a paying basis if they neglect this opportunity. The prices of fered as you have shown them to me in the Monitor are fair and equitable and about the mar ket prices as we know them and our experience of four years in this business causes me to say I speak advisedly. Your bottom land is better than the land we have and your up land is of a like character of that in our sec tion, consequently your farmers should make ven better returns than I have shown in this report. You should bring this home with force to the farmers and as a farmer and one of the 125 suc cessful vegetable and fruit rais ers in our section I would state that you cannot quote me too strong by saying thatl know the people of Independence have a golden opportunity in the offer you have explained to me." The gentlemen only had a few hours to stay here in the city and were busy every moment with their own Affairs, consequently the editor was forced to go with them to the old cannary building in order to get the facts I have taken so much pains to secure for the information of those in terested in this opportunity for our city. ROYAL ARCH MASONS. A fine meeting was held in thdr hall last Friday night and two were taken over the sands and learned some of the mys teries. The coming Friday the lodge again meets and a like pleasant entertainment is prom ised. The R. A. M. have changed, to have their regular meeting nights (i 1 1 f ' ' (iy ci each month. INCOME TAX NOTIGE. B. Frank Miller of the collector of customs office will be in Dallas March 20 to and including March 22, 1918, to assist those having income taxes to pay to make their reports. The time for collection has been extended to April 1, 1918, in which to pay your 1917 income tax. Penalties will be liable af ter April 1, bo it is to the advan tage of every oi e who comes within the limit to report before that date. Dean Oirarri. who is a cor poral in th marine service, returned Monday for a visit with relatives and friends. He is stationed at Man Is land, California. A statio i af nt will be es tablished in Independence in a ehort time by the Valley and Siletz railroad. HOLSUM, the true Vic tory Bread, made clean, told :lean and delivered clean, a money saver. OUR BOYS AT THE FRONT. Items Picked up About Independence People. Where They Are, What They Are Doing, Lodge Notes, Etc. Lyon Ledge No. 20. A. F. and A. M., has just received their near service Hag with ten stars, each star representing one boy gone from the lodge to serve his country. At the meeting of the fraternity in Independence Wed nesday evening it was decided to hold a joint service of the East ern Star and Masonic lodge at their hall in a short time to fit tingly unveil the flag. Dr. Duns- more, Mr. II. S. Wood and Mr. B. Smith have been appointed a committee to complete arrange ments. The boys from this lodge in service are George A. llurk- head. Ranie P. Burkhead, A. L. Kullander, K. L. French, Marion Butler, Julius 11. Weinart. Ivan Laughary, Shaler Eldridge and Clarence L. Eaton. Independence Chapter No. 25, j R. A. M. are also having a vipp flair made and this flatr when dedicated will carry four stars -0 - a for the tollowing hoys at tnei front K. L. French. A. L. Kul- ander, W. D. Butler and Dr. C. F. Crono. D. D. Good is in charge of the plans for the Royal Arch Branch in this matter. Hobart Dickson, a brother of Frank Dickson of the Dickson EXPLANATION Every Farmer in Polk County Should Put in a Few Help. It is a Yar In Sicrninc this contract vou Guarentee price for your as a Business Man and In Consideration of the construction in Polk County, Oregon, by E. Clemen3 Horst ( o hereinafter called the vegetables, and of the - vegetables suitable for flftHr rtessrTH hed . wr . tv. Orecon. do herebv - W (-J w pany, to well and faithfully till and plant the nember of acres and premises set opposi and at the proper times satisfactory to ssid i. sell, and deliver to said Hor3t Companyw at i. vegetablea grown on such lands during the ye. r Mature during the fall ing prices:- Turnips and oarrotB Cabbage Celery String beans Onions Tomatoes Spinach- Beets The Horat Company shall be under no obligttljn to oomply with thl: agreement in any particular unless sufficient a veage in the aggregate shall be, by the undersigned, cultivated, . and vegetables there from furnished, at all timess to keep said p.unt in operation to its maximum capacity. Each of the undersigned Farmers also hereby agrees to individually to enter into a contract with E. Clemens Hortt Company at the proper time for the sale and delivery to said Horst ' .if. any at it3 plant i Independene, Oregon, the crop to be grown on ty.c aereage herein set op posite his naae. NAME ACRES & VEGETABLES PKK X LAND DESCRIPTION Sign on thin line giving kind market, who has been in the navy for four years, is leaving France where he La been in' charge of a signal service station,' for Independence to visit for a' few weeks with his relatives and j friends, Mr. Dickson annourwj es he will again enlist for service ; durinir the term of the war. 11. s present position gives him power, to train from 20 to o0 men for; signal service and this work is j important for the government, i He is expected back any date. Rav Dickson has arrived in i France and is in the aviation ser i vice. His mother, Mrs. 0. F. j Dickson, received word from him that he was in charge of a 1 flying machine while in Texas be- i fore leaving for France and has learned how to become a "bird ; man." i .T S. Conner. Jr.. who is now at Jaeksonwlle, Florida, expects , to be sent to France soon, tie : ment foundation win ue piacco is in the automobile section and in the garage and it will be a has charge of temporary repairs 'model garage for a model lnun on military roads. Each com- dry. missioned olfieer will have two. While looking up this piece of sargeants under him, and will be news the editjr was shown thru in command of important work, I the laundry by Mr. E. A. Dunek and Mr. Cooper is informed he el, the owner and manager of the will be advanced to a First Lieu- plant, ; mi quite a surprise was tenancy after reaching France, awaiting my inspection. Mr. Wm. McKinney notifies1 Starling at the rear of the the editor of this jmper that he building we found they had dis has two boys and one girl work- carded their old boiler and have ing for Uncle Sam. Rolla and installed a new 15-horse power William are in the army seivice,; boiler, used for rui ning the while Aletha is working as a I washing machines, operate the i u,,.m..,-. vv;i i en ii7 rMiiiit i u l lite net luii. ii ii- i ser-j'm wa, unuer u.a.c w uu f i had the spirit of patriotism' and j ja doing good work. l - All licensed engineeis re ceived a call from the U S. government to registtr, unci Ueveral boys in Folk comity ve received inutnietion along this line. . AND COPY OF Duty, Sign and Mai! are binding yourself only for product. Read carefully Farmer ask yourself is this a AGREEMENT Horst Company, of a plant for the drying oJ agreement by said Horst Company to purchani l- dryiny purposes, grown on the lands herein t.ViH nndsrslpnad Farmers, Dromise and acree to and and winteer seasons oi of crops, price of ve-ge Ulit, location INDEPENDENCE JjWNDRY Steam Laundry Here One of Best Equipped in State. Every Facility For a Town of 10,000 in our Local Plant. a new garage is being built by the Independence Steam Laundry in which to keep their big auto laundry wagon. A c- 'pntnne. and duiuds and turnisn - - - r- steam for the dry room and heat for the big $00 dry ironer. T , enrvta rnnrn With tht? 1 1 i in nauiu i v v boiler is a big soap vat of iron in which 800 pounds of soup is made atone time and Mr. Duncktl makes all the soap necessury for his plant. There was a big vat of soap in the process of cooling while I was in the plant. ' next visited the dry room, which carries a heat of 200 de THE CONTRACT Acres of Vegetables to the Agreement to Us year 1 8 1 8-9. Horst Liros f rst column anicle and then Good I hing for Me? City of Independence ipiny, a corporation residents Of FolkCou:.- with said HorBt Com- .. .Ith such vegetables, our respective name::, 3t Company, to harvest , . said plant, all aucL 1918, and such as m.r.7 18-19, at the follon- 10. CO per ton 12,00 per ton 30.00 per ton 60. )0 per ton 2f 00 per ton 11. GO per ton 30. GO per ton ! ,00 per ton of your Urn. Cut tut t.l u.mI Monitor. grees, is nn tal lined and 1 is a l capacity of from 250 lu oOO st.itts at one time. In the wash room, which has a cement floor, there ai c establish ed three rotary washing ma chines, two centriligal water ex tractors :ird the necessary ace s sories for assembling and hand ling the washing. In this plant there are installed a first class eonib'ned sd-.irt and collar machine, a eek band and cull machine, eooar and seam dampener, Hectne collar s' -per, abot Bteatr collar tube lor dry nnisi ng. kur electric ironing boarus, equipped with a center holder and suwo board attach ments. The flat work ironer is a mon strous machine with an ironing surface of 100 inches ai. I will handle sheets at the rate of four per minute, ironing and 'ivnK at the same tine. This machine alone cost $1200 and will take a sheet el letter paper or tissue paper and' run it tr rough with out it sticking cr tearing, all be ing equipped with the latest de vice in rollers. The plant employs six hands and should have the patronage of the coui.try surrounding huh pemlence as there is not a better plant south oi." Portland. When man places in the city the equipment that Mr. Dunckel has placed in the Independence laun dry he has helped the business interests of the town to a great extent and d serves public ac knowledgement of his elforHand energy and progressivencsu. The Monitor Is certainly pleased to see this institutii n in the bhapt t is and thinks it speaks much for our little city. CALL PIADE FOR 90,000 Polk County Will Furnish Seven Men at This Time. nnlv 369 Men Will be Called From Orrjon a This Time for Service Dpuciul to the Monitor land, Oregon, March 14. Port Oregon must furnish 31) men ,i militiirv service and entrain ',,'in foe C.niU I' win, Wash between March 2'J and April 2 u its share of 'JO, 000 men to b culled up throughout the Unitec States on those dates. No county in the state is to te e opted from this draft call at f i i 1 1 k t "iij''1" jut rcccivec Ihiii the war department by the Aiiutant (Jt-neral of Oregon i i :'.(''. men to he taken from i in. . i .t.Kiii this call will hem d t.; i infer on the iju..ta Oregon i tll.d lu furi.ifc.li in the ne d aft, the date, of which is yet to he announced To fill the present call, the litfJ men reuuired will be include ,,f C!:i:-i4 1 in S"U'jel)Ce of heir order r. inibers. Here ' e number of men each county nl he rcjuirjd to furnish: I linker 11 ; : nton j Clackamas a Ic'atsop W .'.l.rnhia y Coos , l Crook .'Cnry ) -chutes 5 Douglas 9 (iilliam 3 Grant 4 ; I i ,-iey 1 Hood Kiver 4 .) ickson 8 J H'erson 2 j Jose phine 3 j Klamath "? Lake 4 Concluded On pug) 4 WORKING FOR GOVERNMENT tadepulence Plant Kelps Ship Building. Independence Garage and Mo chine Shop Equip ped for Everything. G. 11. Wood, manager of the machine shop, located just north of the lrvin Baun barn, stated to the t'ditor this week that he was makinn ship adza, ship slicks a at nreparir , to make anew style ship clamp for use in eov t rnmer.t w ork. He has an order in now fioni one of the plants in Portland and etates he will se cure additional labor so as to turn out some of this government vork. After talking with Mr. Wood i. editor decided to no down to me plant and look it over. The plant is well equipped for all classes of machine work. There is installed a turning lathe, a shaker, chill presses, iron cut-off saws, emery grinders, forges, ie!t - hammer and other equip ment, and adjoining is a wood working department with a Dand saw and otht r equipment for all classes of wheelwright work. The plant has a floor space of about MOO square feet, ia elect rically equipped throughout and is modem in every detail. Mr. Wood worked for the United States Reclamation Berviceof the governme nt as a master mechan ic iu the machine department for about nine years and has had a great deal of experience in all classes of work. He has invent ed a new clamp for pulling plank or other wood parts of a ship to their place, and plans making these clamps in Indepndence for the use of the government in the ship building work. If this plan succeeds an 1 we have no doubt that it will it will mean a big in dustry for the city. He is al ready working on contracts with the government ship builders making ship ad.s and ship slicks and his work in this line alone will require additional labor in his plant. This plant is run as an adjunct to the Independence garage, but being operated independent, does all elates of blacksmith, ma chine and wood working work, and consequently is an indepen dent institution in this lime. GETTING THE SPIRIT. George L'ose is always progres sive and plans for the future. He tees a little stream of gold in die po-ibilities of diversity and so w ill not put all hi eggs in one basket. To the editor of the Monitor Mr, Hose stated: "I am planning to plant a large acreage in beans, potatoes, corn and special h:iy crops this year. I believe this bottom land will yield me a good return and the demand now seems unlimited in tk'j diversified industry crops and I plan on adjusting my land to help supply this demand." COMMITTEE APPOINTED Chairman C. E. Barrick of the thrift stamp committee announc ed the first of the wek that he had appointed his committee for the publicity work in connection with this drive. The committee as appointed consists of Prof. Wright, Dr. Dunsmore, Kev. Yarnei, F. E. Young, lioy R. DeArmond, J. S. Bokannon, A. C. Moore, K. VV. Baker and Homer Wood.