The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, March 31, 1923, Page 20, Image 20

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Cannery Proves in First Year in Salem That It Is Con
trolled by Real Business Experts Made Building Record
,:; No more remarkable - construc
tion t record Is reported from any
manufactory in the Willamette
-valley than that of the Starr Fruit
-Products cannery In I Salem.
- After it was decided that the
company should build in Salem
last spring the r company agents
got' busy and picked out a site,
and engaged contractors to -start
to - building - almost before the
plDs were complete. It was only
; 3 5 days from the time the ' first'
, Bpadefut otdirt,. was dug4 oathe
faetory, site "'until the cannery was
running full blas on . canning
gooseberries, the first fruit of the
season.. ! The building - itself was.
built, , the. ' machinery assembled,
and set up, tested and sret to work
within.. five weeks, ; x
' , People used to stand around and
sty, ..If Well, ti now, - wonder what
they're goln' to can this" year, .so
late a a, they are gettin' started?
Cain't get done in time for THIS
year's, crops!" But they did get
through for everything, including
gooseberries. v . : ' .
They, figured that they, ought to
put up nearly 90,000 cases of fruit
for the .whole season, running up
almost .into the winter. " .They
didn't v quite make this record,
though they ,did put "out 80,000
cases ot,'alJ kinds. There is left
ia the warehouse today only about
6 0 cases of this total , pack,i less
tianf one-tenth ot onei per . cent;
the rest 19 marketed all over, the
,WOrld. iC'l t It-;:";,,
i The company employed "up to
175 people at a time, in the height
of the strawberry season; which
requires more hand eabor than
any other, fruit except - pears.- ;- fo
r ?ars were, canned in the Salem
riant; all the pears that the com
pany bought to fill out its line of
fruits' and to keep its canneries
busy were handled in the Portland
plant. - They put- up In -the Salem
riant all fruits grown in Cegjjn,
except, pears and raspberries'. '
I The factory, thenewest, Jn Sa
lem is especially well ventilated
and lighted, and has. been, a vsry
daslrahle. place to, work. - The fac-
Meadow Tiew Farm Boasts
Hcst of. Purebred Animals
' tieadow Yicw-Jer&ey Farny si
Turner. Mfion (cpuntr, ls , the
tome of the famous Tiddledy-'
wl&k's Noble family. Like other
tudssts Qf gfneologyIt Is proud
cr its "family trM. Tiddledy
vr Ink's Noble's sire was the illus
trious Nob Id of Oaklands, whose
tons and daughters are writing
present day Vhlstory; ii tHe Jersey
world. Very, J Tery' few 6t his
daughters aver- "had e chance,"
t :caBS8.thjc. owjiers were not sm
t itious for register of - merit- reo
crds. jaot because they .could .not
have QTialitled,-it thy liad been
r j-i on xesc . uajU,fon yoiaen
I'ern's Noble, is a recent gold me
ds.1 sire. so. no w.TQbla ot Oaklands
toaats of being the only Imported
Jers ey sire wltl wo cold. . me.da)
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One of ridledywink's
r ; at Meadow
TUdledywlnk's Noble's dam4 Is
V 3 greatest daughter ot Gamboge
X isM, who, T. S. Cooper, says,
1. one of the best sirea ever im
X .rtad. One of . his sons is the
C eat Oxford YouUl Do, -a gold
j i sire, r Knight had a very
; e art .career at' White Horse
! - r -ms, PaolL'.Pa., hot the dauglt
t ri he left were of excellent Jer
r 7 type and rich testers. The
I iy .l is. there was little testing
t at White Horse Farm, This
t sat .eow was grand hampioa at
t 3 national dairy show in 1912
c : i made a register of merit test
c ! S5 popnds of " butterf at - al
t: oush she spent twoT months on
i t: a show .circuit. - She Is still
8edlnr at . the ripe.ige. of ll
ars. She has the disUnctlon of
!ag the only Jmported cow hav
S tro allTer. aee.aoaa,'I w
.Tiddledywiak'a Coble's daugh
rm .have been .champions on both
-tsts and. as a dairy herd (fire
sshters) haye, nerer been de
ated la the show ring.'. Besides
ay are able to. qualify tor gold
i silver medals. These medal
ugnters cave had a unique ca-
r having been born and raised
the beauUIl.Ccanectlqutt RIt
valley In Connecticutt and later
; ; ii to the "Willamette -valley
Oregon. These cows were all
iTy ia calf when shipped but.
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j tory equipment jwas laid out to
save time and labor, and the labor
cost is unusually low t because of
the labor-saving machine arrange
ments. :: f : y
i One of the specialties was the
preparation of cherries, for, maras
chino use. About 70D?rreU f
this fruit we're put up In Salem,
in the - acid -'preservative, to v be
finished at4 the jStarr factory in
Portland, There is S. great, deal
of hand work in' the final prepar
ation of maraschino cherries, and
the finishing means a payroll all
the winter long. Up to the. pres
ent, there .has been no one to es
tablish the -maraschino finishing
work: In Salem J
There will, be. some Improve
ments and extensions in the plant
this" year; but the greatest gain
will be the tact that the machines
have beep tested, ; some - at 'least
of the help is experienced in hand
ling the work, and ' the channels
tor constant delivery, are already
opened wideC- It should be easier
to make the full rated capacity of
the factory, this ' year, than .to
come within- 10,000 cases of it
last year. ' ' i -
- Louis M. Starr is president and
H.; C. Frost -general manager of
the company. ; D. i C. Roberts' is
the local manager, and. P.. C Pat
rick the field man for the hand
ling of the outside business. The
company bag put out an attrac
tive line of goods, well labeled
and canned) in the very latest,
most:1 approved methods for- the
safe preservation ' of its fruits.
Some Plant, improvements are to
be made, this year, and with the
present promise of a bumper fruit
crop the factory is erpected to run
to' its full capacity. ' It ought to
put out close to 100,000 cases of
canned goods during the season.
No vegetables are - handled, as : is
done in some- of the other Salem
factories; they touch only fruits.
In connection "with 1 the Portland
cannery.the , company has a com
plete line of all tye fruits of , Ore
gon, so that it' can fill every de
mand. . . ; . . x.',:
in spite of their journey, suffered
no. ill effects but commenced, on
arrival at Meadow View Farm, a
year's test which ended in mak
ing their sire a silver medal ani
mal. : Last year', three of them
made gold medals. . giving their
sire the additional distinction of
being both a silver and ,a gold
medal sire. - r .
vAlI these1 daughters are young
aid. will probably increase their
records as time goes on.
Parker Brosi, i Monmouth,
Are Determined to Win
Three, years ago next fall, two
brothers,,-H, and. S. 3. Parker,
started- breeding, pure-bred, Jersey
cattle at Monmouth. They had
recently emerged from the ship
yards ; at Portland, where they.
had been helping the . government
turn out ships during the war.
Noble's Fine Daughters
View Farm
and resumed farming, near Falls
City, when they caught the pros
pect ' ot the tremendous. .possibili
ties in raising, purebred -cattle, in
this part of Oregon. . Accqrdingly
they disposed of; their holdings.
moved to Monmouth, where they
bought, a - farm on. the outskirts
of the city and where, they nave
been since the fan of 19?0. L..t-. ,
1 The brothers if ere not new to
the farming game, although, they
had helped, build ships during the
war. They knew.the. lnss and. outs
of farming from long experience
They appreciated the Importance
of obtaining. as a requisite - for
success in breeding, popular and
proven .blood lines. .Deciding; . on
the Jersey breeds they chose for
one of their dams a worthy dau
ghter of the SL Mawes strain and
for their herd sire a descendant
ot the famous Hood ' River , line.
Starting with a comparatively few
head, and, studying:, air sides of
their business carefully, they
have been meeting with wonder
ful success and have had the sat
isfaction of producing some : ex
traordinary young animals.
.Both men are thoroughly in
iove w.itn.their .work and are. giv
ing ineir cattle devoted atten
tion.;. They, are la. the. game f to
make a big success of it and they
are coins to - achieve their am-
bition. - Already they have severi
al animals, to pell, .among their
offerings being three young bulls,
which will make 1 their buyers
irofeworthy sires. One of these
Is out of; St. Mawes Majesty : Hess
and .Is sired ; by Sophie's Oregon
Tormentor. ' A , '
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ten years on an original invest
men t, 'of $1000. ( Russell 4 E.; But
ler, a Portland policeman, " with
only $100 available .secured a
cheap 5-acre IoggeLoft tract I of
land at Jennings Lodge, near
Portland, about ittve years ago.
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A Small Combiiiel Oien Trdnt lirooder and -ISiying House. A Cur
tain, Is I)roppl Over; Open ' Iront on Cool Days. "
and today, has Increased This ac
reage ,.to. eighty .acres, and has
thereon- a ; nlant Valued v at ' $2 5,
000 and, together' with his leased
S2nd street .plant near Lents, .en
joys a large annual income.' We
might 'go on at. length, and. . relate
a similar ' story regarding , the'
success of "vire &. Sonj .Newberjg;
C.v E. - Armstrong i Corvaiiis;
Hand. &t Son, Cpttage , Grove,
Grlbble'a- Poultry Farm, Canby,.
and ; scores of . others, , but space.
will not permit. ,; . 7: s
f Profit Per Hen : :'ir-
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It is not.'common for poultry-
men to. secure a net income of $3
to $4 per ben when dealing -with
f 00- hens, and upwardSf With
smalls flocKs,. where i. meat . and
bone feeds can be secured from
waste materials a-snch as - table
scraps, or -wjhere : a wide , range ; is
available durihg the , summer
months, a larger income per. bird
may be obtained.. A .flock ot
i.,000 hens .will easily bring a
net annual income,, after ; paying
for feed, :- care and housing, of
t nnrt in :A Ann Tn tart Tt
know of a number 'f -poultrymen
who have, netted the, larger figure
after paying., for .all labor in ad
dition to the other expenses men-
A Cheap and Practical Poultry
tioned This1 looks : Inviting to
many, considering the relatively
small Investment required for a
business otf that size. :
- Advantages Over East
Last summer, during' the tour
of the west by wa r company of
prominent r eastern : 'poultrymen,
theyadmiUed thafthe eastern
and middle western r poultrymen
would 'never be able to produce
as heavy laying strains, of 'poul
try,, nor could they compete with
us In production owing to the ex
treme, .weather, conditions, of, that
section , of the United States, and
more even climatic conditions of
the Pacific Northwest, Cheaper
housing and- an abundance, lot
green - feed, the year,, round L. In
Oregon and. . Washington, were
also .two big i factors tin ' .'favor, of
t ne nortnwest .. poultry . prqaucers.
Our, e wn Marion . coiitjty with
only a' beginning in the poultry
business has already demonstrat
ed that the conditions here are
ideal, and that' no Investment of
fers quicker, and surer reto"
to the industrious ' rain or, wom
an, and, of, limited jmeans.l than
the .poultry' industry' and 1 there Is
room for many large, profitable
poultry .plants to be established
and: maintained . In this favored
eection ot the Willamette val
ley.' ' :; ; v.;.: . - --- v
. The total Value of poultry and
eggs in the United States in 1920
was $959,53,900. Thus, the an
nual Income from poultry, ? and
their .prodpetSi is - greater than
that! from the - entire crops of
wheat . and , tobacco and : nearly
equal to. the annual Income from
beet cattle.
There's . always . a market for
dairy products1. This Is particular
ly, true of the Salem country. Sa
lem's consumption of milk and
butter is growing day by day; the
big , city of .-Portland is only 50
miles distant; and if there be need
of farther extension of markets,
there's Seattle and Tacoma to the
north. ,-
n w-. n -i -;,.v-rv:ir
-i i tCnntinned, from page 1 )
ter for himself, than for a foreign
l.r IlantA I'wmI. .
The county has about $75,000
invested In its four paving plants,
about $100,000 . in trucks" and
fully $75,000 In other road ma
chinerytwo huge "caterpillars"
and" giant pcraders and levels and
other road machinery. All tn
mafktrf'roaa,s are built directly
by the county, from county funds.
nd hs machinery is used wlii
no charge. But thefe--are . many
of -the districts and Incorporated
cities hnd towns that haveihlr
t" .
own 'special road . taxes and road
quilding programs. ' The county
leases its outfits to these for a
fair, rental, so that' a. proper bal
lance is maintained on the county
funds.. The county operated, on
a rental basis of, 1 5 cents a square
yard for the paving laid, some oi
its; ' paving , plants, for stfch special
rdad construction, such as. the
paying here in Salem,' and the
strip on the Pacific 'highway Just
north of Salem. This rental fund
amounts to several thousand dol
lars a year, paid by the local dis
tricts that' vse the county outfits
for local needs, v
' Special Taxes Voted.
Last year ; special 'taxes were
voted In individual : road districts
amounting to. about $75 000.
These .taxes are submitted . to , the
electors for vote at special elec
tions the falL If they 1 an-
tYi a a1 Anil rtn vnDiilf ' fa Aaw
titled to the county clerk, who
adds the special., tax assessment
pro rata to all the property iu -.he
district", and this goes to the s
sessor and tax collector for set
tlement. This fall only $43,671
was voted in special taxes. Thepr
will "not build as much commun
ity road mileage, next year as they
did this.; ; - :
House for City liOt or Small Farm.
The cost of grading and drain
ing Marion county roads has run
to about-$5,000. a mile. Some
have costi less; some , have, .cost
a great deal more. Good drain
age , has , been, one of .the. pojnts
that Roaflmaster, Culver , and the
county court have insisted, uppn
They want .foundations under the
roads" "that win last r unde the
heaviest traffic in the wettest
weather. They have succeeded
admirably,' in their gefferal plan,
and the roads have stood the gaff
at all times.
Record, of Year Shown.
During the. past year the. fol
lowing market roads have . beea
served for a new mileage of 9.30
miles, from the Salem plan t : The
road to the feeble minded insti
tute, the Hall's Perry road, the
Rosedale. road Macleay-road, the
Geer road, the Pratum road, the
Wheatland road and the .Turner
road The Salem - plant is man
aged from the court house off ice
with Hedda Swart as deputy road-master.-
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The ML Aiigel plant laid 5.85
miles ,of paving onthe roads to
Woodburn, to Scotts Mills, to
Marquamfc to 'Wiljard, . afci be
tween Salem an,d Sllyerton. The
plant' Is not as large as the one
in Salem, . p. A. Johnson, deputy
roadmaster, is in charge ot this
plant. ; , : . i "
From the Seollard plant, which
is fn charge s L. . A. . Van Cleave,
deputy road ma tor, 5.20 miles of
paying was laidr4ur!ng l9i22, qp
the. roads to ...St. Paul, to Mt. An
gel, between Hubbard and Needy,
between Aurora and Donald, and
at Gervals, to connect with the
Pacific highway. : -
. The St ay ton plant ts un
der the command ot L. S. Lam
bert, county .roadmaster. It laid
3.7 miles ot road between Aums
ville and Sublimity, between
Anmsville and Stayton, on ,the
Mehama-Stayton . road, and at
West Stayton: . .,, r
: 1 Bond are Matched. -!
In paying for these roads the
bond Issue of $350,000 was to be
matched -by an equal sum : to be
raised- by direct taxation. . The
two raarket' roads are so spread
ut .over the "county .that tevery
community gets some direct, dally
good from the, system. I, There has
been' nothing' but 'approval of -the
plan since it has been put into op
eration. . ' V . , : '
. There are many localities that
want more paved roads. - With
more than 1200. miles of roads In
the county iand f only 64 miles
p?ved ; besides the Pacific - high
way, they -wpnld be Inhuman if
they, didn't want, more mlle-a-nain-ute
; thoroughfares 1 pas: . their
doors. ,: '
But , to get , tbe mileage N above
that authorized by the) original
bond issue, the county, will have
t vote more bonds orHhe local
districts will have , to Vote their
ewn special taxes to cover ,- the
cost, or they will have to wait un
til the rest of the scheduled bond
ro.a . plan ' Is completJ with the
end . of the '' f i ve-yvar , program.
- Marlon Has ll-OTCt. .
Roads cost nioney-r lots of
money. Marion county has" made
its read , nlor.f-y ro "further than
an;' other county lit iht veat, but
there's" an awful ttistdiiris yet to
pave out of. that ; 1S00 miles -f
reads in the county. ht.H- an aver
age, cost of $1'.000 . a lnile.; f-r
grading, drainage, and paving,
that would make a total cost of
$tS,000.000 if it were all paved."
Jimmy Culver nnd Jtidsje Ensht-y
and ' Chairman Hunt and Commis
sioner Smith would doubtless un
dertake to do . it, if tha pcojile
wanted it, at the same
in,' rate; but .sM. it's a big job
and figures are figures,
Hosts of Tourists Enjoy Sa
lem's' Beauties DuringYear
More than - 2960 .cars with an
average : of. five ; persons . In each
car visited the Salem auto park
during :the season of 1922, ac
ccrding to figures kept by the
superintendent of ithe. park. ; t
The tourists -. represented more
than 40. states and remained
from one night to two weeks at
the camp. Shower baths i with.
hot and coldwaterlaundry ,fa-J
eiuties, sneet iron : camp stoves,
plenty ot dry firewood1, . police
protection, and lighted grounds
are among the attractive features
of the Salem park, -which brought
many - tourists back to Salem
again and again during the season.-
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Those stopping at the park, for
only, a - few . b,ours are guests ot
the par k. and, po charge is made.
Staying over bight are charged
os' ma I
Hollywood White Leghorns from 282 to
AlSO ' .
, Tancred Strain White Leghorns, 200 to
Our General Flocks are White O. A. C.
i el.- a. c;. xsarrea kocks. . ;i v i
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5s i
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CO cents for tho first night and
25 -cents Vor eai:h : night thereaf
ter. ; The s small ; charge with, the
unusually good camp facilities, af
fcrded, J keeps out, the undesira
ble -classes and makes everything
more pleasant - for travelers who
desire to journey through the
beautiful ; Willamette, valley 1n
the" spring and summer. The
park is open - from April 1 until
November 1 - and all . f aeilitlea are
provided. Beforehand after these
dates many camp within the
park but no conveniences are
provided. V ' ,
V: A "free phone in the superin
tendent's office is another of the.
features provided by. the vcity ,for
tourists. , With this , many are
able to locate, work in the berry
fields, or other places' where, ex
tra , help is., taken . 'on;,'. at. rush
times during the fruit season.
A small stream,: flows through
the grounds and the distance to
the main part of town is only a
few blocks ' while a small ,' store
near the grounds is more easily
accessable. , '
' The grounds are kept up by
the city -of Salem and the direct
supervision 1 of the park is under
John J.' Roberts member, of the
park board and T. O. Albert has
been for many years" superinten
dent, of the park. '" .
The Salem Cherrlan' band
plays twice a - week - in Willson
park which adjoins the state
house . grounds. Notices of : the
concerts are posted each time at
the auto camp grounds and many
times, during the laa season,
tourists came back, on regular
band concert . nights that they
might hear the band and see : the .
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. .... ..... , t . .. . . 26; Years In the Leather Business :
Harness HorjiQ Blankets Auto .Itobes Gloves Puttees of Genuine Leather
7LS. Commercial St.
and. HatcEiery
a. a.
eleVsVeBisVsVtk, A-
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r Baby chicks for delivery,
iVi on mouth , O regoiri
water, play in the great? fountain
In the park.' . '
The Greater Salem District
abounds with cultural- Influences,
and Salem Is ,the center,
Breeders of
St. Manes-Rosalre Olga Lad Bloodlines
Herd headed by w.
Gfrndota's Poppy's St'. Mawes, sired by .Gertie's Poppy's St.
Mawes and "out of Gwendola Rosairie, Sl&'poundi of butterfat,
i. the highest record, daughter of R09aIre Olga Lad
uoia meaai cow, roppy s uiga, s pounus uuuei auu uiun
high record cows .
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Every cow in herd In a Register of Merit cow or is on test.
Breeding Stock from these, bloodlines tor sale,
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309 egg females mated with male of 307 egg strain.
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250 egg females, mated with male of 304 egg strain.
mated with Hollywood or Tancred cockerels. Also
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every week during season
w- ...
dfryour. capital is' small and'yoi
wlsh.ta get 'into a real enjoyable,
healthful money-making businei??,
then enter the poultry-breedin
game, in ? the. Greater Salem - Pis-
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