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S3 YEARS -
6 Per Cent
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Jteprraent I ng Portland Joint
- Stock Iand Bank
; ' 407 Masonic Temple --
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Seoinless Hot Water
. ' Guaranteed not to Leak
Prices frczx $1 up
Brewer Drug Co
, 403 Court St. Phone 184
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T Bwt 0ly' , CoopyU
Capital City !
i A MBprofit rrmnltU wt)d
atiraly by a 4irrMa .OiT
m trial. . .'. v . ' -
H&aoiactarvri ( BattMevp Battr
. "at, your Ommt"
1S7 lr Oml MX.-
TIIE "FIFTY TI1SH DOLUR
! IE nOCItlllLL EVERBEARER
-: LffllS: III llli MFJICI
The Price, However, Includes - the Propagating Rights of This "King of Kings,
I .Which Was Originated by Harlow Rockhill of Conrad, Iowa, Who Has Been
Plant Breeder for Years, and Who Brought i Out the First Everbearing Straw
berry a Long Time Ago. r ! .
' (If not to the common garden
variety of citizen here, there 'Will
at least be Intense interest In
th trtlele tnafS follows' la - the
.ranks .of the! hundreds of up to
4date jstrawberty erdwers " In" the.
4 Salem district. The article Is
from, the Am&rlcan- Fruit Growr
r Magazine ,f or January,, pub
llfhed In : rChfcago Tand it 5 was
written under the heading . of
"The Klngr o Kings" by Prof.
, I.rLwl8,-manaslng,.edltr ot
that publication . with, a nation
' wide circulation, ' who ' , ia well
Mlarlow- Hockhill, the Originator
known' In ' Oregon, where, iie was
' for yea'rs a J Ifnember , of the fa;
uity c? .the Oregon Agricultural
collega and"' was afterwards" brie'
ot the moving spirits In the or?
. -ganizatlon nd successful launch-
ing or ne Oregon . u rowers to-
operative association:) '
, 'Recently the' press of the
,rnited States had a great head
line entitled "$50,000 for a
. Strawberry Plant,"- 7' and the
. whole horticultural world, was
, set agog by this news. The
'-f - '
,$howiff Mature Berries, Half Grown ' Berries, Green Ber
and Blossoms,' on Single stalky ,
Dates of Slogans in Daily Statesman
(In Twice-a-Week Statesman Following Day) r '
Loganberries, Oct. 6.
Prunes, Oct. II.
.' Plax, Oct 26, '"
Filbert, Not. .
7 Walnuts, Nor. 9. .. -.
Strawberries, Nov. H.
Apples, Not. 23.
: Raspberries, Not. 1 0, 1
Mint, December 7.
. Great cows, etc.. Dee. 16,
Blackberries, Deo, 21.
Cherries, Dee. 29.
Pears, Jan. 4, 1921.
Gooseberries, Jan. 11.
Corn, Jan.. 18.'
" Celery, Jan. IS.
Spinach, etc., Feb.; 1.
Onions,1 etc., Feb. 8.
. Potatoes, etc Feb. 15.
Bees. Feb.-22.- ' .
Poultry and pet stock. Mar. 1.
Goats, March 8. .
Beans, etc., March 15.
. Paved highways, March 22.:
, Broccoli, etc, March 29. -1
Silos, etc, April 5.
' Legumes, April 12.
Asparagus, etc April 18.(
Grapes, etc-, April 26. J '
.'PAGKING CQi g:BRAND
. AS DESCRIBED BY MR. C. 1.
facts in the case are that P. E.
Beatty, ; President "af the R. M.
Kellogg Co., : Threj Rivers,
Mich., has purchased for the sum
at $50,000ithe propagating fights
of . the Rockhill Everbearer, a
strawberry originated by Harlow
Rockhill of ; Conrad, Ioa. In
addition, to. buying thtj propagat
ing rights; Mr. Beatty ' also pur
chased a large stock . of plants
which Mr. Rockhill had on hand
and steps have : been taken to
reproduce this variety rapidly so
that the tmtire nation may share
in the enjoyment of this remark
able strawberry.: -:f :'A i-
The characteristics of this
berry with regards to yield, size,
quality and Its long season or
p roductiveness are such ; as '' to
make it a berry which would be
worth a mill'on dollars annually
to our, strawberry I culture. I (-
' It is lndoed refreshing to learn
!f . the purchase of : this straw
erry and. It t will -serve J. as an
encouragement to plant breeders
all , over the Uunited States, tor
plant breeders as a class have
not ; been fully appreciated and
have never been "paid in accord-
ance with? what: they have really
contributed; . Tears ago the hor
ticultural world was startled
when It heard that the Thomas
Lawson carnation t had brought
the originator $30,000. If 1
well - known that -the royalties
from the Fay currant brought a
fortune, f Years ago the Oregon
Nursery Co. took 'off the hands
for the Oregon .f Horticultural
Society the how famous Lambert
cherry and propagated It . so that
cherry growers all over the world
could' enjoy'' 'this remarkable
black cherry. Stark. ' Bros. Nur
series have been ; famous Cor the
work- they have : done In intro
ducing new varieties, which they
have purchased from plant breed
ers. '. .'
It- Is interesting' to note that
Iowa Is the home or some of
our greatest fruits and of some
of the greatest men In the
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LLING. SALEM D
Dnif garden," May J.
Sugar beets, sorghum, etc.,
Water powers, May 17. '
Irrigation, May 24.
Mining, May 31. '
Land, irrigation, etc.; Jane 7.
Dehydration, June 14. t
t Hops, cabbage, etc, Jane 21.
Wholesaling ; and Jobbing
Cucumbers, etc., July 5.
Hogs, July 12. . , ;
City beautiful, eto., July 19.
Schools, etc., July 26.
Sheep, Aug. 2.
National advertising, Aug, 9.
Seeds, etc, Aug. K.
. Livestock, Aug. 23. ' :
Automotive Industry, Aug. 10.
Grain and grain products, -
Manufacturing, Sept. IS.
Woodworking etc., Sept. 20,'
Paper mills, etc., Sept. 27. '
(Back copies of the Thursday
editions of the Daily Oregon
Statesman are on hand. They are
for sale at 10 cents each, mailed
to any address. Current cop
horticultural - field, men like
Charles Patten, who did so much
to breed up Iowa plants; and to
think that Iowa is not only the
home of the Delicious but Is also
the home of this remarkable
Harlow Rockhill of Conrad,
Iowa, is , the originator ' of this
new beiry.j Rockhill I has . been
a plant" breeder or years. He
has worked patiently, and per
sistently and has accomplished
a great deal. His modesty; how
ever, has tended to keep him in
the background.: Not only is he
a recognized breeder of straw
berries but he is doing construc
tive work in s the " "breeding ., ot
hardy hybrid plums, apricots and
similar fruits. : . . . -
Yearn ago Rockhill brought
out the first everbearing straw
berry. : These had the - one char
acteristic of being everbearing in"
true. : They were often 1 over-
productive, frequently - small In
size and at times the quality
as not up to some of the stan
dard spring varieties. , But Rock-
hill did not get discouraged.
FIrt, he worked to get everbear
ing character; second, he work
ed to get yield with this char
acter; then, he; incorporated ; in
this vigor, giving' the . plants
plenty of foliage as well, as a
fiuit : bearing .. . character,, .and
finally with: these he has con
nected quality. .;" v I
This has been a 'marvelous
achievement. It was a big step
forward from the early ever
bearing to the , progressive; and
the other everbearlngs . which
have followed. The everbearlngs
generally have not had the char
acteristic of producing well in
the spring. 7 They would beat
a relatively light spring crop
and scatter along through the
summer, with a fair crop In the
fall. This characteristic, It ; is
reported, has been entirely over
come In the new berry, - w :
The - pedigree of this famous
strawberry Is as follows: Rock
hill Is a direct cross of Progres
sive everbearer and Early Jersey
Giant. . Progressive i came from
Pan AmericanBismarck . and
Dunlap. 7 Early Jersey Giant is
a cross of Chesapeake and Al-
ifonso III (European origin. I
Pan . American-Bismarck f is a
cross of Vanlleman : and i Bubach
$5, Dunlap Is a descendant ' of
Cumberland r and Crescent
I (Chance Seedling.) ; Van - Deman
!-& rM Ta.lr rcuul.
ling of Wilson) and Crescent.
Green Prolific ; 'and , Jucunda
(European origin) produced the
Cumberland. There are j other
crosses connected with this pedi
gree but we have not the room
to , give complete records in the
proper form, v ? but . when f: you
ntiiffv th different famnn varie-
ties and important crosses in
4 eluded in this Pedigree you wUi
better understand why the Rock
hill Is the greatest of all straw
terries. Mr: Rockhill can vouch
GROW THE LIMIT OF SPINACH
Our producers are being asked by one con
cern to supply 500 or more tons of spinach the
coming season. ; ; ;
They can do it, and they should do it
This district produces : the best 'spinach
known. i;::;.K-;;:-tlf . '.W :.
,; ; There is a constantly growing 'demand for.
spinach; there is no telling how far it may go
No telling how generally the people of the
world will come to realize the value of spinach in
their dietary. ' ' . I
Anyway, our ' growers should give the buyers
ell they will take .
This year, and every year
This may lead to a gigantic industry, and it
may develop very fast
for ; the correctness of the Rock
hill and Progressive ; parentage;
other ancestors are supported
by the highest authority and the
I est . strawberry history. j
.The rows of the Rockhill in
June are said to be a blaze of
red. During the summer, and
fair the' high earing characters
are maintained. In addition to
a . very heavy fall crop of ber
ries," this- variety Is said to pro
duce as many berries in the
early summer as the very best
yielders" of our June , variety.
With some , everbearlngs the ber
r'es tend to become small as the
season progresses but this 'var
iety is said to maintain large,
highly colored, richly flavored
fruit throughout the entire sea
son, J and, coupled with , these
Frank E. Beatty, the purchaser
qualities are good , marketing
characteristics. The (berry has
the size, the shape and the color
to commend it to ail. So far
the berry har been tried under
numerous soil conditions in both
the states of Iowa and Michigan
and has been given a trial since
S00 TONS OF SPINACH AS Jl MINIMUM
IHTFJ HERE BY IE B'S COIUIP0
The Growers of the Salem District Have Been Over-.i'-i,
looking an Opportunity, and They Have Never Yet
i , Produced. Enough Spinach for the Salem Plant,
' Which Has Exhausted Its Supply Each Year in 60
Days After Opening Its Prices. i f
- Growers have overlooked : an
opportunity in not putting In a
greater acreage' of spinach. j
Spinach' Is one vegetable which
the .medical profession considers
as almost an indispensable part
of our diet: Tn- the treatment of
anemlaj spinach Is recommended
by almost all physicians because
of the large V amount of Iron It
contains, 'and many physicians
regard it as unsurpassed-for "In
It Is said that western spinach
has even a richer content of .iron
than eastern spinach. The west
ern spinach is larger leaved and
longer ' stemmed and ' matures
more quickly than eastern spin
ach. The Willamette valley soil
produces a finer grade of spinach"
than is - found - in . most sections.
The (longer . stems, rather than
being a liability, are considered
an advantage, because they have
a higher mineral content than the
"The Vitamlnes, Too
Another thing which spinacfi
1918 arid has been successful
inr 'every instance.!
Tears ago we j used to think:
of everbearing as only for the
home garden. Now, we have an
everbearer which! will be good
for strawberry growers In the
Vicinity 5 of every strawberry con
suming center: and if this berry
has the remarkable keeping and
marketing qualities as it is said
to possess, there Is no reason
why it will not ship as well as
any df our standard varieties.
V - r The, Purchaser ;
F. E. Beatty has always been a
great lover of plants ; and ; , es
pecially a lover . of .good plants.
For years, he had an ideal, a
dream, and after all, the big
things , In life worth .while are
accomplished by j the men who
have' faith - and vision, men who
dream.' ,7 These are the . fellows
that ' blaze the ; trail. ; Beatty's
Ideal has always been to . bring
out ; better and better strawber
ries arid to Jfinally introduce to
strawberry growers , something
better,, than they had ever .hoped
for.. He has had a life-long am
bition -i to contribute something
really worth . while to his branch
of " horticulture. 1
Years ago Mr. eatty was a high
salaried v4 salesman,- making a
great j success of his profession.
(He j gave up this fine salary.
tthis sure proposition, to venture
on r an .- unknown 1 sea. - It took
nerve 'to-,; do that, it took lots
'of plants; and love o;; strawberry
growing, to prompt a man to
take" a step as he did.
v Great oredit mtist be given .to
Mr. Beatty -to , be ; willing to pay
as large 'a sum as $50,000. to
the originator of the- world-beating
strawberry,' a price . which is
commensurate' with the accom
plishment of the. J plant breeder
To the Rockhill . everbearer the
American horticultural world
drinks a toast: "Hall to the
new king, strawberry the king
br all the fruits, for it has been
said God might have made , a
better fruit than the strawberry, ,
tut He never did.
contains ! in large quantities are
the vitamlnes. which are so essen
tial to growth ; and good health.
Because rot the healthful qualities
of spinach, the medical profession
0 Realize the 0
Difference . .
' ' i
" nigh Rt at Trade .
Valley Motor. -b.
260 North Hlzh Street
by AdTertlsIn2.cn the Slogan
DID YOU KNOW that Salem is the market center of the
largest spinach growing industry in Oregon J that our de
hydration plant and canneries must hay e more spinach;
that the market for the manufactured product is laifee and
bound to grow very fast, owing to the fact that spinach is
one of the greatest vegetables in dietary schmes; that there'
is money in the growing of spinach; that the powdered de
hydrated product may in time take all that this section can
produce? ' ' ,
has created a demand for spinach
which exceeds the supply.
The King's Food Products com
pany nave-never yet been able to
obtain sufficient fresh spinach of
the ' grade they require to take
care of their, needs. The Portland
office managers of King's report
that within 60 days after, open
ing their, prices on spinach their
supply is exhausted. --'
Want Big Tonnage ' '
The King's Food Products com
pany is now prepared to execute
spinach contracts for the 1923 sea
son. No less than 500 tons of spin
ach are wanted for. the Salem
plant alone, : and this spinach
should bring $2 5 a ton. From
three to seven tons should be
raised to the acre. It is a 60-day
crop and may be followed by
strlngless beans, which can be
grown on average ground. .Beans
are also a profitable crop,' and the
grower should realize $100 to the
acre.' , . .7,':.'",, - ' .
The farmer who considers prop
er rotation of crops' will give se
rious thought to spinach followed
by strlngless beans, not only be
cause they are, profitable, but be
cause the bean picking season fol
lows directly after the loganberry
harvest,-when help Is available. . ,
7 The King's Food Products com
pany is ready to offer contracts to
responsible persons who' are inter
ested. - Seed will be furnished at
No. Case Here
The Client "I. bought and
paid for two , dozen, glass decant
ers that were advertised at $
a dozen f. o. b., and when they
were delivered they were empty."
The Lawyer "Well, what
did you expect?"
i "Full of booze. What else
does I. o. b. mean?" ,. -
Quality, the bestr Price3
the lowest. Send for
price list ' !
D. A. WHITE & SONS
Sakm,v Oregon .
. Insist on
V " . ' . A. - r
V (0 .
Broom handles, mop han
dles, paper plugs, tent tog
gles, all kinds of liard wood
handles, manufactured by
. Oregon Wood
Products Cos :
: West Salem
Anto Electric M ork '
V R.D. BAHTOtf
171 & Coromerciiil St.
UiUiW Goods of ,
Bags, Suits Cases, Puttees
F. L Shafer
Phone 411 170 S. Coml
Salem, Ore. r
OREGON PULP & PAPER CO.
vHif Ii Grade jlYrappxai Pfipcri rizd
Licensed Lady Embalmer
to - eare for . women and
chUdren is s necessity In
- all funeral homes. We are
' the only ones furnishing
such service. ' : '
. ' " . '': ' -: '
Funeral Home '
Pbone 724 Salem, Oregon
The Salem district produces the highest qzzllly
of spinach grown in the -world ''rK
deserve the support of -,
everyone . who wishes
. to Inculcate high prln- .
. clples of manhood into
.the youth of our. land.
This space paid for by
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Complete '. Hostelry, i n
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