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RES0IJR.CES -AND - PAYROILHS
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Sllvertonian cocks his
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Z-JYumbfl in his and tells the
f .-rC'ewer that Silverton has the
. t payroll of any! town In Mat-inn
y ' by gosh." -While the writer
'"allowances for jcivle pride and
r.. , rafter visiting! the Silver Falls
Tl-. -er Company plant located ther?
"m-ib to think that, there were
rr rounds Tor thi boast. '
. verton's population is claimed to
v,'",0 and its locaUoh is ideal. One
fVe handsome srotjs In Silvertcni la
f'. tublic park, -a natural beauty
-"t as as a perfect outdoor
itheatre, where ipeace and quiet
"iri tpauty are enjoyed the sunmler
go. This land -was- donated jto
''re enjoyment of the public by Mlaa
DJ Coolidge. .- r j ' ' I
sawmills, creanierlcsv fleurftng
E.'"3 and other industries make It a
conilnj Industrial center. What 811.
tertoa needs Is a finie paved toad to
calera. As one 'prominent business
Jraa said to the wtiter,'If Salem
would Jump in and make this road an
'Meal nto drive, the coram erco -j be
ttrecn the. two towna would - be i en
tailer! to the advantaco' of both
fi:!fe."'"-H'res hoping that the nar
future will ind their dreams of 'a
tRUt '"1 highway ;betwe!B; the ttvo
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11 educational Irttilities cr .$11-v-noa
are ample and rank h'Kh.i i A
rr high hool buUdlnc wna built In
1314 and two other buiJdlnRs ; are
; t-class standard , high ; school; is
r '.'stained and domestic art ;and
r -ual trJnlng arc taught. , , ij
Tie churches of J'the community
i ber eight and are well housed
t i the pulpits fltlcd-br strong; men.
Ts enumerate all 1U advantages
t J.Iy, commercially and- Industry
, vould take more space than Is at
: noimand of the writer The aoll
-inding Silverton is the best In
Willamette-valley and Is undur-
l lor tne raising or iruit anu
First National Dank.
First: National Bank of SIl-
V Oregon, was formerly known
the People's Bank. We quote from
its last statement that Its deposit
irer9 Z75,25. The bank is housed
In one of the hanasomest bant
tulMiagi In Marlon" county. It is a
coijrn, well-equipped, efficiently
jiianajed, and growing institution. It
iCTites accounts, small or largej and
is tady to extend every service and
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uanKing, it pays Interest on time de-
i usiib ana Ravings accounts. The of
flceri cordially invite an Ihspectlon
of their bank rooms and offer their
services; to strangers and others in
maUers where they can assist. ';
It has a capital of $3a.000. with
nVIu nd undivided profit of over
112.000. ; ij x . ,
The officers of the bank'are as foi-
Coolidge & McClaine Ilank.
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lows: Julius Aim, president. T. T.
rtistelgen, Tice-president. T.'P,fRIs
telgen, cashier, ad J. v; Hyett, as
sistant cashier. r.; .
- Tho writer , wm shown over the
bank building byf Mr. ::isteigen.and
ve found him a iicordlal and aicom
Wind&tine official, -whose sagacity
speaks well for li tne ixuture oi me f
(Vtolkljce McClalne, nunkei's Ine.
'j This Is one of the most important
ar.d largest banks in Marion courty.
Its resources are over $900,000. The
officers of this bank are aa lunows:'
Kva Coolidge. president; A. F. Mc
Ciaine, vice-president; F. E. Callls
ter. cashier and Ed R- Adams an I
M. G. Qunderson, assistant cashiers.
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The banking building, a- cut or,
v. bich appears in this number of The : Two-hundred-ton uaiawin locomo
Stntcsman, is an Imposing structure lives are used on the main line trains
and is well adapted to the business to and two six-ton Shay type locomo
vrhlch it is devoted. This bank hav lives are used for switching In the
been one of the foremost factors in woods. The log pond has an area of
building up Silverton,; and the terri- about twelve acres and has a capacity
t-ry adjacent. j i of some two million i feet. The mliJ
Nothing the write can say will throughout is electrically equipped
emphasize the high standing of this and the latest and best equipped
institution among the citizens of this
little city because in everything thai
.involves the good of Silverton the
1. 1 fleers of this bank have taken the
lead. Its beautiful public park, re
ferred to elsewhere in these columns,
was donated to the city by the presi
dent of the bank. Mitts Eva Coolidge.
This is but an example of their enter
prise and generosity. ; j
The bank does a general banking
business, and pays Interest on lime
Silver Falls Timber Co.
The mill of this company is per
haps one of the most complete of Us
kind on the coast. Wfaile started only
two years ago, it now har 7C0 men
constantly 'employed and a payroll of
approximately $65,000 per month.
Considering the fact that Silverton
has a population of 2500, this is cer
tainly some feeder : to their local
business, j ' ,
This corporation Is financed by
Oregon and Eastern .capital, and
some of the leading business men Of
Oregon are heavily interested. 'Mr'
M. C. Woodard, formerly sccretarr of
this company, but now vice-president
rnd geneial manage-, Informed juf
that they -have under their -contVo!
mfflclent timber to pupply fhe mill'
&t its present capacity - for thlrtj
years. Hc'neo Silverton' looks forwajrd
to a long &hd prosperous industr a!
future; 1 ' '
The capacity of the mill Is 100.
000.000 feet per annum? They have
hlx miles of new railway completed
to their timber holdings; and natural
ly will extend that line as their de
mands require'. 1 - i
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operation cost in the neighborhood
of a half million dollars, the build
ing having been commenced In 1916.
and, while actual sawing did not be
gin until 1917, its maximum wilt not
bo reached until thla yeaif- ; j
The company has a track some
thirty-five miles In length,. which
taps their timber holdings, which
consist of some 30,000 acres of fir,
10 per cent of which however, K
ntmiocK. Tne mm pians nave been
carefully laid and four lccoraotlver.
are used In transporting their loge.H
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models have been Installed. Every-jand is one of the strong factors that
thing is devised with safety to tne! jg building up Silverton Into a big
aim, for most all of the diiving ma
chinery on the lower floor is six feet
above the floor. For safety, all be
low that height is carefully guarded.
The labor situation has' retarded
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their Output but this wl be but tem
porary. In addition to the mill plant
.hey have a model office; building a
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the bungalow style, a power house, turning out all kinds of finished lum
stacker house. ! ; dry kilns, sorting ' her. Many -Improvements have been
tables, planing mills, etc f - j
Mr. C. Woodard has had a long
?xperience in the business and the
company appreciates his services. Mr,
E. I. Garland is the efficient sales
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manager of the company. The presU,
dent, is Mr. Jacob Mortenson of Chl-lor
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F. Latimer, treasurer, Chicago, and
James B. Kerr; secretary s
rfllrertn I .nmbA- Company.
This is another big Industry which
has grown and prospered in Silverton
Their mill was built In 1907 and
has run continuously since
a capacity of 120,000 feet
hours and its buildings cover some.
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t Interior First National Ilank.
twenty acres In the north end of Sil
verton. Over-125 men work in day
shifts. It is modernly equipped for
made during the past year. ' At Pres
ent they are buying their logs .f rom
the Silver Falls Timber Company.
Besides its wholesale ousiness the
mill conducts a general retail ,busi-
j Kllverton Lumber Co.' ,
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ness. which is under the management
e. P. Hamre of Silverton. The
t mill is operated at the presenr on
bcroplane. stock and ; ship timbers,
which are destined for the Atlantic
sea-board trade. 4r '
The mill Is owned by local paftles:
R. A. Cowden, president ; J. D. Casey,
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vice-president; W. A. Reynolds, sec
retary, and H. D. Lathan, treasurer.
: Flcher Flouring Mill.
The Fischer Flouring Mills is one
of the big industries of Silverton and
has a large payroll. This company
cperates flouring mills also at Cor
vallis. Feorla and Wellsdale, Oregon,
isnd its product advertises 11 vert ,i
far and wide. It Is one of the In ' ;
1 tHe nf whirh Mirlnn rnuntv fts v. I
as Silverton is proud, j They mar t
facture high-grade flour, corcn! .
grain, mill feed, dalryjfoods, etd.
f Silverton Creameryj &. Ice Co. -
This Is one of the inbstantial In
dustries of Silverton. 'The cnyu.srrf
has been established! about c!'.t
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years and is under the imrr.ii! '
charge of J. W. Knbbcrness. .
Kubberness was kind enough to t '
Us over the building and incident,
he noted the fact that their pajr ;
would reach about $8000 rer ,
which aids materially tnls I
The. capacity of the crear;
2000 pounds butter daily ac '
average output during the yea- .
iOO pounds, i The creamery t
nanufactures Ice and they have,;,
uice plant there Which can turn c t
three tons of ice per day. . , .
Mr, Kftibberness Is an experienced
end successful butWrmaker and .i
popular with the farmers who pat
ronize this creamery, which in addi
tion to the good prw8 h pays f r
Lbutterfat. which is alwaya the t : "
tho market, insures the prosperity
tho plant. . , .
This 'is one of the popular Rtor ;
plac-s for, the traveling public, ;
if you have ever stoppel there
ratcn one of tho bounteous, hoi
cooked meals they r.erve, or - -pied
one of their cosy, well-lr t
toomit it will need ;to words
tptaiso rrora uv ine writer i.
.joyed -bith' and can recommend it '
those.-who have not had that 1 1
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The, proprietor, Mr. Cunacrr' n.
well known to the people of
ton and th commercial traveler? j
enjoys a large patronage -which
and his good wire thoroughly
terve, A good hotel is an. cr t
any city and Silverton has a ; t
one. ,y . . .
V .' " I'nion Meat Co.
The Union Meat CO., or Trrf n t
Orecon, is represented in f .Ifnt
by Frtd C. Dunlap, formerly , f (i
liazelwood Co.. and la a n-nn f v i
experience in his line., n t3 r- : ,f ,
does an extensive bujinc-i ; - i r
the farmers a tcp price for f ;tr'
milk, and other produce. T! , c
pany handles fertilizers a- 1 i?s -duct
is being qult exttn.h' i "
duccd in this section.
-. Jnlius A!:'i.'
Julius Aim la one t ' 1
business . men of. 1 t -
JSHcr Fall Timber Co.
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