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THE OREGON' STATESMAN, SALEM, OREGON
THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 20, 1924
SELLING SALEM DISf MCf
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Broom handle, mop ha
dlee. pPr pi as, taut tog
gles. All kinds of hardwood
nandlei, manufactured bj
the v ,,..' ' ,
PAX A PLAID A DA
BIGH ST. AT TRADE
tures, grades must be reduced and
f sharp curres must be eliminated.
These things are even more im
portanf than the building of new
"mileages, and they are things to
. which the highway commission is
V now giving much attention in
;; planning, constructing and main
r : Uining a state' highway system
which will more closely unite the
THE PAST YEftR HAS SHOWN GROWTH
INTHE WDS1K OF THE STATE HIGHWAY
DEPARTMENT SHOPS LOCATED IN SALEM
An' InvestrnjBnLiLProbably Over Two Millions Is Being
Absorbed By the RentaPand Repair Operations of the
- Force of 'Men Out at the End of State Street The
Shops Will Have to Be Maintained Here for All the
Years of the Future
Since the Slogan editor visited
the equipment department of4he
Dregon state highway commission
last year,' there has been a good
' deal of progress. That is the name
under, which the depot and repair
shops plant of . the commission
goes in this great organization for
the construction --and repairing of
state highways in all sections of
Oregon ' , ) :
Last year at this time,' the num
ber of employees was 54. It was
82 yesterday and every one busy;
working to the limit. There have
been a number of Improvements
since last year, which will be noted
later along In this article.
. In order to efficiently procure
and.- furnish the equipment .and
supplies needed by an, organiza
tion handling the amount of, tan?
' struct ion, .that the , state highway
department does each year; and to
maintain the ever increasing mile
age of , completed roads, it is
necessary to have proper shop fa
cilities and force for Its mechan
ical care and maintenance, ade-
quate, warehousing j facilities jfor
the storage and i proper segrega
tion of equipment and . supplies
and alsa ; a clerical : store suffi
cient to keep proper records.,"
Tli Main Plant ! .
The main, plant for carrying on
this work Is located at Salem on
state owned property just outside
of the city limits- across the ex
tension of State street south of
the penitenitary buildings.
The plant to divided Into the
various shops, such as . the ma:
Falls City-Salem Lumber Co.
Come to Us for Your Glass. We Have a Good Stock
See the American-Made glass for green booses
Cut square and all the same thickness
Real Yellow Fir Finish in Two Grades
C A. B. KELSAY, Mgr.
, 319 S. 12lh, Near S. IMc pot. Phone 813
Mi Week's Slogan
BHOCCOLI, POULTRY, ETC.
Dates of Slogans
(In Twice-a-Week Statesman Following Day)
Loganberries, Oct. 4.
Prune., Oct. 11. ,
Dairying. Oct. 18.
Flax. Oct 25.
Filberts, Not. 1,
"Walnuts, Not. 8.
Strawberries, Not. IB.
Applea, Not. 22.
Raspberries, Not. 21.
Mint, December 6.
Great cows, etc.. Dee. II.
Blackberries, Dee. 20.
Cherries, Dec 27.
Pears. Jan. S, 1924.
Gooseberries, Jan. 10.
Corn, Jan. 17.
Celery, Jan. 24. , 4
Spinach, etc, Jan. tl.
Onions, etc, Feb. 7.
Potatoes, etc., Feb." 14. '
Bees. Feb. Jly-'
Poultry and pet stock, Feb. 28.
Goats, March 6.
Beans, etc, March 13.
Pared highways, March 20.
Broccoli, etc, March 27. ' J
Silos, etc, April 2.
Legumes, April 10.
Asparagus, etc, April 17.
Graphs, etc, April 24.
.packing coggg brawd r
different communities and the var
ious sections of the state, which
will reduce . transportation costs
and make markets more accessible,
which will bring an ever Increas
ing stream of visitors within our
borders, and which will in every
other way serve the needs of our
chine shop proper, blacksmith
shop, paint shop, curtain and top
shop,, etc.. and the storage ware
house?. All of these are handled
as a unit and emloyees are as
signed from one to another as
may be required for most efficient
operation. The machine shop
proper is well equipped ' for all
kinds of repairs on road machin
ery and automotive equipment.
The shop machinery consists of
lathes, milling machines, grinders,
a' planer, a shaper, a complete
welding outfit, and ail the neces
sary small tools and Instruments
required In connection with me
chanical work. This equipment
will handle all of the state's re
quirements from the largest cast
ings on caterpillar tractors to the
smallest parts on motorcycles.
Considerable work is done for
state institutions nd ther state
departments, and for such work
the same . schedule of charges Is
made as for the department's own
work. E. F. Halik ( is master
mechanic in charge of the me
chanical division, his duties being
to superintend the work in the
machine shop, the maintenance of
buildings and grounds and the
loading, unloading and other hand
ling of heavy equipment.
La Grande Rranrh Plant "
It has been found advisable and
economical to operate a branch
shop in eastern Oregon for the
maintenance of the road machin
ery, automobiles, trucks and trac
tors in service in that district.
This shop is at La Grande. A
in Daily Statesman
Drug garden, May 1.
Sugar beets, sorghum
Water powers. May IE.
Irrigation, May 22.
Mining, May 29.
Land, Irrigation, etc, June B.
Dehydration, June 12. i
Hops, cabbage, etc., June 19.
Wholesaling and Jobbing
Cucumbers, etc, July 8,
Hogs, July 10.
City beautiful, etc, July 17.
Schools, etc, July 24.
Sheep, July 31.
National advertising, Aug. 7.
Seeds, etc, Aug. 14.
Livestock, Aug. 21.
Automotive industry, Aug. 28.
Grain and grain products,
Manufacturing, Sept. 11.
Woodworking, etc, Sept. 18.
Paper mills, etc. Sept 25.
(Back copies or the Thursday
editions of the Daily Oregon
Statesman are on band. They are
for sale at 10 cents each, mailed
to any address. Current copies,
On the Roosevelt Coast Highway in northern Tilla
' closely the short line
small stock of special repair and
replacement parts is carried at this
branch shop, and 21 trained me
chanics are employed. It. A. Far
nam is foreman of the La' Grande
From War Department
An immense amount of equip
ment has been received from the
federal government under its pol
icy of allotting to the states all
surplus war materials and. equip
ment that were suitable for road
Improvement purposes. ?
An endless variety o things has
been received, the most Important
of which are trucks and tractors.
It would take all the space of an
ordinary sized newspaper to enum
erate the articles that have come
from the war department. The
list would include almost every
thing used in the world war, in
construction work; thousands and
thousands, of articles.
The state highway department
now has on hand 280 trucks of all
sizes, and 40 tractors, and num
erous cars used for business pur
poses by the employees; mostly
Some of the trucks, and other
pieces of equipment have been re
ceived in the past few weeks.
Road machinery nas been recejved
from Uncle Sam, running all the
way from a light pump on up to a
20 ton crane.
The cost to the equipment de
partment of the state highway de
partment of the various pieces of
machinery received from the fed
eral government will run around
20 per cent of the original costs;
the 20 per cent representing trans
portation and repair costs, in
bringing the articles here and
hipping them into shape for the
various uses on our highways, in
construction and repair work.
The original cost to the govern
ment of all this stuff ran up to
around $2,000,000; perhaps tow
Wiping It All Ont
The state highway department
is gradually wiping out the whole
cost of all this equipment and all
the cost of these chops and their
machinery; by rental and repair
values on the various pieces of
highway work. The slate will
soon be clean.
Miscellaneous . Itontg . -.
L. P. Campbell, assistant engi
neer, in charge of the eanlpment
department, is proud of the shops
and the work under his direction.
II takes pride in ' the improve
ments that have lately been made.
OUT OF. THE MUD AND DUST
Oregon is on the way to the time when she
will be up out of the mud in the rainy
And away from the dust in the dry season
On the best program ever adopted in the
And Marion county is ahead of all the
counties on this coast, if not in the whole
country, on the same program, with her
paved market roads.
In Oregon, the men who use the paved
highways with automotive vehicles, and
who buy gasoline, pay for the roads; will
pay for them
And in Marion county we have the same
program, with the additional item of a
little direct taxation that goes for perma
nent roads instead of for summer fallow
ing dirt roads.
It is a great program.
We are on our way.
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New construction has provided fa
cilities for better care of the state
property. There are new bins for
the replacement department, in
which are stored parts that have
cost scores of thousands of dol
lars; perhaps a half million dol
lars. There is not another shop in
Oregon working on automotive
work and road machinery work
that is as well equipped. The
men out there can make a car
from parts, several kinds of cars.
They make tops and bodies. They
paint them. They even make their
own furniture, outside of the of
fice furniture, and some of that.
Experimental work is going on
all the time. ; There are three
crews out rebuilding the paved
state highways. The payrolls of
these crews have averaged $6500
a month since last November.
Recently a shop has been open
ed at Klamath Falls, for repair
work in that section. Six men are
employed there now.
There is a testing deportment,
on State street near Twelfth. The
laboratory work there is carried
on under the direct supervision of
X. M. Finkbiner, who also has gen
eral charge of this important de
partment. An Asset to Salom
AH this Is an asset to Salem.
The shops will always be here;
the main plant. The-niain office
forces will always be here. Salem
will always be the central point
for the coming and going of out
side forces, contractors, etc. The
hand Is to the plow; there will be
no turning back. There will al
ways be paved roads, and new
paved roads more and more of
them, and they will grow better as
road building becomes more of an
The Personnel. r
Following is the list of employ
ees in the equipment department
at Salem: j
Campbell, L. P., assistant engi
neerj Gillett, S. Ii., assistant pur
chasing agent; Hjnz, E. A., chief
clerk; Townsend, Watson, elerk;
Scliucking, J. O., clerk; Fowle.
Hayward, clerk: Woods, George;
clerk; Mercer, F. E., clerk; Reed
Ruth I., clerk; Currle, Mabel,
clerk; Chamberlain, G. M., steno
grapher; Ivison, Emily, stenogra
pher;, Adams, B. storekeeper;
McGahan, , laborer; Mudd, Clif
ton B., serviceman; Mudd, C. R,
laborer; Walker, II. S. stockman;
Halik, E. F., master mechanic;.
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mook County at a point where
of the Pacific Ocean.
Jones, X. H.. foreman; Abalt, H.
K., blacksmith; Reeves, Frank,
blacksmith helper; Rannells, Guy
A.; blacksmith helper; Wilkerson,
L. M., blacksmith helper; Wilkins,
Geo., blacksmith helper; Betzger,
Ray, mechanic; Bryngleson, P.,
helper; Campbell, J. K., mechanic;
Davis, Patrick, mechanic; Dietz. E.
J., mechanic; Floer, C, mechanic;
Gordon, Ralph, helper; Harrison,
J. E., mechanic; Hiatt, J. S., help
er; Kostly, Walter, mechanic; Lib
by, A. L., mechanic; Lockard, A.
M., mechanic; Marchand, Roy E.,
mechanic; Meeks, Frank, mechan
ic; Miranda, H. welder; Mitchell,
C. L., helper; Norton, H. A., mach
inist; Oldenberg, A. E., mechanic;
Oldenberff, .Henry, mechanic;
Owens. Ermal, partsman; Peder
son, H. A., mechanic; Pardy W.
H., mechanic; Sherman, G. C,
electrician; Sim, H., mechanic;
Smith, , R. J., electrician; Smith,
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MADIOIU HAS LARGEST MILEAGE OF
ii IADS OF
1 THE GOflST; THE BEST AMD CHEAPEST
This County Is Proving That, in the Long Run, Paved Roads
are Cheaper Than Mud Roads and They are Better
and More Serviceable in Hundreds of Ways Which
Any Reader Can Mention and Appreciate
This is the final year of the mar
ket road program approved by the
people of Marion county at the
special election held during 1919,
at which the sale of S 50,000 in
bonds was voted.
The last of the bonds, $105,000,
were sold during the past winter,
and one-tenth of the entire issue,
viz, $S 5.000. will bo called in and
paid off during the coming sum
mer. The original plan called for be
tween 90 and 100 miles to be pav
ed, and 550 miles additional to be
graded and rocked.
The county court has added
somewhat to the program, as It
was decided to work in conjunc
tion with the smaller cities and
towns and help paire through them
where such work would connect
up market roads leading into and
out of such places. i
Nineteen, hundred . and. twenty-
falley Motor Cb
281 North Hlfh Strtsi
Boost This Community
k j AirertlsinsT on ik Skz&S
DID YOU KNOW that the main repair and storage plant
and testing and blueprint outfits and principal offices of the
State Highway Commission are located in Salem; that this
forms a basic industry for Salem, keeping here or reporting
here at all times a large and increasing force of skilled men;
that the Oregon system for building paved highways is the
best ever devised, making for permanency; that the build
ing arid repairing of paved highways will go on through all
the years of the future; gradually bringing to this heart
and center of the system larger activities in many, many
ways? (And, also, Marion county's paving and repair plants
are in Salem, and growing). . , j
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the Highway follows
V. A., helper; Sonner, Bill, mech
anic; Southman, Cfcas., mechanic;
Stalcup, R. T.. mechanic; Strand,
O. H., mechanic; Wallace, L. T.,
mechanic; Waters, John, machin
ist; Williams, M. C, mechanic;
Woods, P., helper; Barnes, J. C,
helper; Barnes, L. E., trimmer;
Eyerly, John; painter; Harnsberg-
er, Ed., carpenter; Harnsberger,
John, helper; Harms, John, car-'
penter; Harms, E. ., helper; Dim-
ick, A. R., laborer; Jayes, John,
foreman; Bressler, Calvin, helper;
Bressler. George, machinist; Rich
ardson, J. E., helper; Rogen, John
B., yardman; Olmstead, p. !.,
fireman; Hockett, L. C, watch
man; Burtis, H. W., watchman:
Schoonovef. ' J. P., janitor; Stal
cup, R. T., mechanic; Smalley, H.
J., helper; Clark; R. C, helper;
Daly, Chas. E., helper; Reed, G.
C, helper; Barnes, Chas. A., help
eri Thomas, Nick, helper.
three was the banner paving year,
35 miles of asphalt ic concrete
pavement having been laid on the
several market roacs and in the
small towns; making the total
mileage of pavement laid by the
county 99 miles. This jioes not
include the work cone on the Ta-
Have you seen the
MIL EST ONE
'It's the modern way"
OREGON GRAVEL CO.
, 1405 N. Front
cif 1c highway br ttfc state nor the
paving in cities' dope fipderJ their
charters. " ' ' m '
Where such works does not inter
fere with the-Vegalar rork, the
county court has assisted' the var
ious cities and towns with their
paving work that was being done
under ordinances, the cities doing
the grading and the county doing
the paving work at cost; thfus
many thousands of dollars , have
been saved for the taxpayers in
The 1924 Program
The 1924 program calls for the
completion of the work and will
require the operation of four pav
ing plants, one located at Salem,
one at Stayton, one at Scollard
and one at St. Paul work being
done on the Rosedale road, the
Pratum road, the road, the
Macleary road, the FcVe minded
institution road, the rod east of
Shaw, the Stayton -d Mehama
road, the Stayton Varion road.
the Turner and Marion rnd, the !
Woodburn and St. Paul rod, the
Hubbard and Meedy road, the
Aurora an Donald road.
Besides work connecting uu in
Aumsville, Turner and St. Pan.
paving work in which the county
will assist the towns and cities by
doing the paving at cost.
Such work will also be done in ,
Salem. Stayton and Woodburn.
Owns Much Equipment . '
The county owns 30 trucks, 4-
larse tractors 10 steam rollers. 10
rock crushers and many graders,
scarifiers, land levellers, and many
smaller classes of equipment. Such
of these as need repairs were
brought into the county shops at
the close of the working season
last fall and have been overhauled
repaired and put in good working
shape for the spring work, which
will commence in .earnest about
the first of April.
AH'steam boilers owned by the
county have been inspected by the
A Licensed Lady Embalmer
to care for women and
children is necessity in
all funeral homes. We are
the only onbs furnishing
77t Chemeketa St,
Phone 724 Salem, Oregon
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Oregon has the best paved highway system
in the world, and Marion is ahead of all other
counties in her paved market road system.
ilanuals, School Helps and
Tonr order will be given
PROMPT attention ,
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The J. J. Kraps
Kent 6. Kraps, 31 gr.
Ice Cream Co.:
P.M. GREGORY, Mgr,
ZiO South Comments. St,'
Bcnesleel Holer Co. :
1S4 S. Ooml St. Phone 423
bureau of labor and any necessary
repairs made in accordance with. '
Ihelr instructions. v-
Plant at St. Paul
The "paving plant that has been
used at Mi. 'Angel,' having com-'
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Aato Electrie Work,
R, D. BARTON
171 A! Commercial flt.
; SALEM, OREGON V
The Largest - and Uoit
Complete v Hostelry ia
Oregon Out of Portland
DRAGER FRUIT I
Drier Fruit Pickers
21 S. High BL, 8a! cm. Or.
Always in the market for
dried fruits of all kind
NOW IS TOE TIME! T
To look after your heat-
in g plants and see that it Is
In good order, or It you are
coins to need a new one.
This Is the appropriate
time to buy it!, . . , v ;
THEO VL BARR
1(4 8. Com! St.
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Selected Caref ally Packed r
Will Give Satisfaction to tbe
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