The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, June 21, 1914, Section One, Page 15, Image 15

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Losses Prompt Farmers to
Join to Find Market.
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Organization Means 'Western Oregon
fruitgrowers Will "Work on True
Co-operative Plan That Has
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With the organization at the Com
mercial Club of machinery for handling
the fruit of Western Orcson through
the North Pacific fruit distributor the
true spirit of co-operation has been
planted. The farmer has gone into
business for himself, and the problem
of iinding- a profitable market through
equal distribution is being attacked
under the same system that proved the
salvation of the citrus growers of the
fcouth, and that has proven such an
important factor in producing the
properlty of Germany, Denmark,
Ireland and many other foreign coun
tries. The distributors' organization came
Into existence as a result of the chaotic
conditions' of the fruit business of the
Northwest 7n 1912. With 15,000 cars of
fruit .produced in 1912, It was found
thai the system of selling fruit In that
year was unable to care for the crop
and that thousands of boxes were
"dumped" or fed to stock. Everybody
lost money, -
Problem Is Faced.
In the Fall of the year the Spokane
Apple Show was held with Robert E.
Strahorn. now president of the Port
land. Eugene & Eastern Railroad of
Western Oregon, as its presiding
officer. It wan known that 605,000
acres of young orchards w;re coming
into bearing in. the near future- and
that the crop to be sold would amount
to between 125.000 and 150,000 cars an
nually. It was believed that the
markets of the world would consume
this fruit at a reasonable price if
some means could be devised by which
it could be so distributed as to meet
the needs of every city, town and
hamlet without .gluttlng' any market
The distributors organization was
formed by gathering all growers into
local organizations. Where growers
were already organized into unions,
etc that organization was taken in hs
a body. Each local elected a trustee
and those representatives formed sub
centrala. The members of each sub
central elected one member of tlie
board of managers and the Bcheme was
ready to be launched. The distributors
began with 107 locals with 7000 mem
bers scattered over Washington, Mon
tana, Idaho and Eastern Oregon, the
growers of Hood River supplying the
president in the person of II. F. Da
vidson, and a director in the person of
Wilmer Si eg.
Every Member a Grower.
Every man connected with the or
ganization in any capacity was himself
a Northwest grower of fruit and pos
sessed a personal interest in the suc
cess of the movement.
The first car load of fruit sent out
by the Distributors was on July 8,
1913, from Freewater, Oregon. Sub
sequent shipments mounted to as much
as 65 cars per day, the total number
of cars of fruit handled for the year
being 8958. To this was added 1125
cars of potatoes, or a total of 5083
The records of the various fruit shlp-
mnnts by districts is as roiiows:
Yakima l731Idaho-Oregon .. .
Hood River 5iCen. Idaho-Wain.
TVenatchee 322Montana
Walla Walla .... SttSiSpokane
These were distributed among the
varieties of fruits as follows:
Apples 2656 Watermelons 8
Peaches .446.Cantaloupes 7
Prunes 277Crabapples 14
Pear. 86 Mixed trulta 419
Grapes laiMiscellaneoul 40
Prior to 1912 it is estimated that 70
per cent of the fruit crop of the North
west was shipped in consignment. In
sharp contrast t that record is the
fact that the distributors succeeded In
selling 83 per cent of their entire ship
ments f. o. b. the shipping point.
With a strong selling machinery cre
ated, the distributors found themselves
able to finance growers whero the Indi
vidual grower was unable to negotiate
loans for himself. The 'distributors
found no difficulty In borrowing 8551,
000. of which Hood River used 8100,000.
Each agent has charge of a desig
nated territory. From his associated
agents. Jobbers and wholesalers he ob
tains daily information as to the sup
ply of fruit available to his district
and he transmits this daily or hourly
to the central agency at Spokane. From
there It Is sent out to each sub-central,
thence to the managers of the locals.
After July 1, when the Portland head
quarters will be opened with Wilmer
Stesr Ijr'eharse.thiB advantage will be
available to the growers of Western
Messages of Good Cheer Come From
President anA) Senators,
The Jackson Club at Its banquet Fri
day night Indorsed President Wilson,
who returned the compliment.
A telegram, addressed Elton Wat
kins, chairman ef the committee on
arrangements for the banquet, dated at
the White House. July 19, was read.
It said:
"Please extend my cordial greetings
to the members of the Jackson Club
and to the representatives of Oregon
Democracy at this evening's rally. I
congratulate them on the bright out
look tor the coming campaign.
The following Joint ' telegram was
received from Senators Chamberlain
and Lane, and was read at the ban
quet: "We appreciate the club's Invitation
for tomorrow night and regret we can
not be witn you. The club's growth
in numbers and influence speaks well
for the Democrats of Oregon, and we
wish it success In Its efforts to upheld
the Democracy of Jefferson, Jackson
and Wilson. We trust It may prove a
strong factor In the coming campaign.
Owner of Belting Stolen Learns Rea
son, Stops Prosecution.
Municipal Judge Stevenson yesterday
paroled Fred Turner, a confessed thief,
to W. L. Crowe, of the Pacific Waste
Company, 1556 Macadam road, from
whom Turner stole 820 worth of leather
belting a 'Week ago.
Turner, who bore all the marks of
a hard-working young man, was ar
rested by Sergeant Wanleaa and
eliarged with stealing the belting from
the plant, and trying to sell it at a
downtown, junk shop. He confessed
and said be stole it oecause he was
hungry, had no money and had not
eaten for two day a
"If that's the case, your honor," In
terposed Mr. Crowe, "I don't care to
press the charge. I don't blame a man
for theft when he Is hungry.'!
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THE announcement last Sunday of our action , in eHtabhing a Pnu t4t
market in Portland was received with much favor amon property c.nt?J.
errand the public in general. It will furnish an outlet for W Prpart? owntf. who bar,
failed at regular sale to dL.po of holdings which they have desired in vaaa to selL
It wUl furnish the real estate dealer with a vehicle for unloading- all properties which kavs
failed to move in the regular way.
It will indirectly benefit -very'eitum of Portland, through the increased actirity which it
will cause in the Portlaud real estate market.
It will aid the buyer in securing the de.ired investment and be a benef action to bin. oo
eount of the unusual profits he will enjoy through buying at pracUcally his own price.
Listiues are being made slowly and carefully from selected piece among the Iarg ButoKer of
rroiS wtoittod duriS the part week. The number (one at a time) to be offered in tb. in-ftrarancTion-to
be conducted ol clean, fine strong business Pcples in the parlor, of ons of
Portland's leading hotels-will be limited, and will consequently be high claw.
The ener-ies of this concern will be devoted exclusively to the i handling of real eslat. , ai.e
im eiiHjira . . , o , ,un,,rin..nt " mhora vonr interrsis wouM be
tion, and not m the conduct oi a mere aucuuu
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handled between various pnncipalb or departments
Date of first sal.!, complete list, terms of, and conditions of ale, wUl be published in d.ia tin),
wher T you wilUM, invited To examine the properties and consult any dealer as to their valuta. 1
quiries invited.
Metzger & Goodkind
Auction Realty Co.
Marshall 468
401-402 Title & Trust Building, Portland, Oregon
ated in real estate for a number of years.
New Organization Will Sell
Through Distributors.
Seven District Associations Embrac
ing IVur Northwestern (States
to Be Formed . to Market
Fast-Increasing Crops).
( Continued From First Psge.)
the crop of the four states last Fall.
This year Its officers expect to handle
fully 70 per cent of the crop.
Nearly two-score fruitgrowers were
represented at the meeting-. Seven
pledged their respective organisations
to affiliate with the new Western Ore
gon association. The others were not
authorized to act The following or
ganizations agreed to join: Fargo,
Sutherlin. Eugene, Corvallis. Newberg,
Salem and Forest Grove.
It Is expected that Western Oregon
and the Columbia River territory will
enter as a unit. Underwood and White
Salmon are the principal communities
on the Washington side ready to
come In.
Distributers' Officers Present.
Officers of the North Pacific Distribu
tors' Association were present at the
meeting and discussed with the local
growers the need of co-operation and
iu. .n,di of brlnsrlng It about. 3. H.
i hi, ..."
Bobbins, general manager, discussed the
entire plan, iio imwoto numerous
questions to the apparent satisfaction
of his hearers.
One of the principal objects." ex
plained Mr. Bobbins, "is to secure abso
lute uniformity In pack and grade. In
this manner we can secure a market
for our entire output.
"It is not a sin to sell class C fruit,
but it la a crime to sell class C prod
ucts and call them, 'fancy or 'extra
fancy.' "
N C. Richards, or morcn laaima,
eral counsel for the North Pacific Dis
tributors, presented a tentative set of
rules and by-laws similar to those In
the various other communities already
Wilmer selg tilves Asslstaaee.
Wilmer Sieg, of Hood Kiver, a direc
tor of the North Pacific Distributors,
who recently was appointed to take
i - . th. Portland office Of that
organization, also gave much valuable
assistance In forming xne piano.
wv. man have to get together
now." he said, "and work for the pres
ervation of their industry.
"Within the next two years we will
. , intn hAArinff
nave new oraiwu, . -
that will give the four Northwestern
M r AC it A A a vsi nf
states an aggregate oi ,
- A m 1 nt of these
apples aione. ui -- -
orchards will not bear marketable fruit
and a lot or otners wm uv v " C.yi
their full quota, but suppose only half
of them bear and the remaining hall
produce only half a car a year apiece,
we will have 146,000 carloads of apples.
"Just think of the problem that that
situation presents; the transportation,
the marketing and the ,'trlbtl;,rl,
"With only 15.000 cars for the entire
Northwest in 1912 the marketing sys
tem was taxed. So you see there Is a
lot of work to do."
Competitors Are Cited.
Various speakers advised also that
the Northwestern Browe".n,oul,dJ,n,ot
hold too lofty an idea of their Indus
try New York State alone, they point
ed out, produces more than twice as
many apples as the four Northwestern
states combined. Michigan Colorado
and Virginia also are great fruit pro
ducers and worthy competitors of the
was emphasized by all speakers
that further planting of new orchards
should be discouraged and. that the ef
forts of ambitious real estate agents
to dispose of good agricultural land
under the guise of potential orchard
property should be counteracted.
"There Is no room for any more or
chards in the Northwest," was the em
phatic assertion frequently reiterated.
The growers seem to be deeply in
earnest in their plans and expect : to
get their organization to work before
this year's crop comes onto the market.
Those Attending Named.
The following growers att-v'ed:
j. o. Holt, Eugene; J. Conger.
White Salmon; J. H, M-v.rackeu, Un
derwood. Wash.; S. x. Pratt, Corr-lis;
H E Crowell, Dundee; W. C.
Roseburg; F. W. Franz, Sutherlin; C.
B. Brand. Roseburg; W. 5L Dickers -m.
Hood River; U H. Roberts. Salem; I
T. Reynolds, Salem; J. B. Eakin; H. G.
Campbell. H. C. Eakin. Robert Ewlng,
Dallas; D. W. Rumbaugh. Albany; H.
Wood, Grants Pass; D. R. Hill, Med
ford; George H. Kaufman, Medford; G.
K. Fargo, Fargo, Wash.; Henry Gerta,
Dallas. The officers of the distributors
attending are: President H. F. David
son, Hood River; General Manager J.
H. Robbins, Spokane; General Counsel
N. C. Richards, North Yakima; Bales
Manager Witmer Sieg, Hood River.
First Oregon Cavalry and Infantry
Members Meet In Tillamook.
The First Oregon Cavalry and In
fantry Volunteers held their annual re
union at Tillamook City Wednesday.
Those present were: W. J. Sargent, J.
M. Shelley, A. T. Drlsko. Company A,
infantry; Marcus Talmadge, J. E.
Brown, Alfred Davis. J. M. Kelty, Com
pany B, infantry: W. A. King, A. B.
Leonard, W. P. Hall, Company C, In
fantry; W. M. Hilieary, W. H. Klum.
Company F. Infantry; George A. Hard
ing Company E, Infantry: R. Callison,
Company H, infantry; R. W. Downing,
V. Colvig, Company C, cavalry; George
T.'Ledford, Company D, cavalry.
The next reunion will be held In con
nection with "the state encampment G.
A- R. at McMinnville In June, 1915.
Willamette Valley Southern Struc
ture Ready lor Rails.
OREGON CITY, Or., June to. (Spe
cial.) The bridge of the Willamette
Valley Southern across the Molalla
River near the town of Molalla is com
pleted and ready for the tracklayers.
The structure is one of the largest on
i, an,a rrnMM the broadest stream
on the route between this city and
Mount AngeL
The bridge is about 800 feet long,
I 1 J I V. r, rrvnu r, U a n r4 th nin
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across the channel Is 140 feet. . The
trestle is construciea oi hjios.
the span of steeL The first work was
done about one month ago.
Ohioans Say They Are Good House
keepers and Want to Come West.
Saying that .they were "not looking
for angels, but Just men who had a
decent respect for a woman." a young
woman of Cincinnati, O., has written
to the Portland Chamber of Commerce,
asking that It find husbands for her
and Jier sister.
"We are alone In the world and our
thoughts have been turning toward the
Golden West." she writes.
She says that there are plenty of
men In her own city, but she expressed
considerable doubt as to their con
stancy. She says she and her sister
are splendid housekeepers, and ex
presses a willingness to live on a farm.
W. L. Crlssey, of the Commercial
Club, wrote to the young woman that,
while the club was not in the roatrl-
ii o"nr r-u hiiKiness. he would al
low her wants to be known to young
men of Oregon.
Burnside Bridge Closed.
The Burnside bridge was closed at
. a, -. -i i. i ami will remain
closed until noon tDday for repairs.
A count of the srniisl rlnss of a Csll
fornla redwood tree tndic-ted that It t-gn
ARD whk! congress acts.
Raker Bill, Reported by Cess
mlttee, ladorsed by All Braacbrs
of Fralt Trsde la West.
ington. June 20. Ths Oregon apple box
will become the standard sppls box for
the entire United States. If Congress
can find time to pass ths Raker bill,
which was favorably reported recently
to the House by the committee on coin
age, weights and measures.
"The bill." says ths committee re
port, "will establish for the producer a
broader and more stable market; It
will give the distributor confidence In
the integrity of the box and the gral.
and It will assure the consumer of bftli
the quality and quantity of th (od
which lie buys. This tneaaure has te
celved practically the unanimous ap
proval of all branches of tha sppla
trade which use tha box Instaad of the
barrel, and repr-ntatlva of fruit
grower, fruit Jobl-era. horticultural
aociailea, boards of traria. graiig-a,
conmila-lon merchant-, apple shippers
and esportere from all parte of the
United Htataa, with ecarraly a dl-a-ft-In
voice, urea Its paaiaga. It estab
lishes a atundiird bo of the -miie
dimensions In general and rualnniatf
u-e throughout tha l'nlt-d Ml- -li-te
tha apple bos la tiaed. whl- h covers the
meatarn half of tha country."
Tha bill provld-a for a hos hr
im by It Inohaa, Inalile tn-wauramcela.
containing 1171 S runic Im-haa hmall-r
boxaa aliall ha plainly maraad "ahort
box," or with tlie actual rapaclt- of
the bo. Tha aiandard of tha fmlt
contained In tha box la fued atxl It la
required that tha name of tha v-ritr
and the nainber of epnl ahall M
stumped on tlia bo A deviation of
three applet from tha number la allowed
100 High Grade Canvas
Tnnta all HIZM 0 Vl-
ues for $9.0o
200 Camp Stoves, best grade
sheet iron, portable, 1.50
value, sale price S5?
' 150 Cans Bennett's Brilliant
Shine Sold everywhere at oc.
sale price xvt:
1000 Cans "Standard" Paints
and Varnishes, all kinds, on sale
at about Half Price.
$1.50 Bais-
Hooter's Floor
Paints, all col-
tors. in ong-
Jinal cans, not
damaged. Sale
price 8iC
r..m oS anil annrmons facil
ities enabled us to swing this giant deal!
n mnnnn ntTtli nf fill vara Stock CAD-
. a v., si-iii frnm tha inanranca Underwriters
j .v. .ntlil rn aala this Week at OUT Wrt-
auriug buo im -
house. Act quicr oeiort aese seusvua
are gone i
Famous JJiamona
Tires at V4 Off
Guaranteed absolutely perfect.
$lo.7o Bue, juxj', 2
$17.75 aire, 34i..' 2
ers' Force
Cutjs Savo
manv a plumb
ing 'bill. Sale
price 35?
$2.50 Uoll galv. Bnrb
Wire, on sale $1.70
$1.50 ToUet Seats, tale
price 08
Alien & liewu
All kinds.
sale price lS's
inner lube
1 1
S'Jo.9. aite.
All oilier siiea jiie-t
hie alock tl
al same reductions
$1.40 "Royal Brand" Nickeled Copper
Tea Kettles, at illustrated. y C
Salo price, while they last .... jC
$1.25 Royal Nickel-Plated Coffee and
Tea Pots, 3-pt. L. site. S'le price CO
Best Grade of 5c Matches
One duren pavlage,
tale price 30
T.TTS.A SPECIAL $1.50 Sacks of Honr for $1
500 tacks of La Grande Mills best Patent Hour. FirU d 1
-i ,Jit; Reerular $1.50 valu tS X J J
Largest Stock Brokers In the West.
Front and Urant bis.
Take " tar Sab
Xhlrd are.
Get utf at oraat.
for Sale
of Salvsft
from Old Mltr
& frank Btflldirvg