Independence monitor. (Independence, Or.) 1912-19??, March 15, 1918, Image 1

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NO. 31
Look Oyer the Plant of
Old Cannery to
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-
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
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.
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
The R. A. M. have changed,
to have their regular meeting
nights (i 1 1 f ' ' (iy ci
each month.
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.
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
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
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
String beans
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.
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
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. .
Duty, Sign and Mai!
are binding yourself only for
product. Read carefully
Farmer ask yourself is this a
Horst Company, of a plant for the drying oJ
agreement by said Horst Company to purchani
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
Steam Laundry Here One
of Best Equipped
in State.
Every Facility For a Town
of 10,000 in our Local
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
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
.. .Ith such vegetables,
our respective name::,
3t Company, to harvest ,
. said plant, all aucL
1918, and such as m.r.7
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
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.
FOR 90,000
Polk County Will Furnish
Seven Men at This
nnlv 369 Men Will be
Called From Orrjon a
This Time for Service
Dpuciul to the Monitor
land, Oregon, March 14.
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 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
) -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
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
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.
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."
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.