The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, July 06, 1924, Page 13, Image 13

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TTAVE you your own home, or do you need help to plan your
home! Are you paying out good money for rent and yet'
nothing for it but rent receipts! Let me give you my price on
your new home. Tdo nothing but first-class work, and I am sure
to save, you money. ; I am doing it for others, why not for yout
I; will build any kind of a home you wish,, from brick, tile, or
stucco, and guarantee Jny work. always have new homes for
sale, 4, 5, 6, and 7-room homes, well built. I will be glad to
. show you some of these brand new homes ready to move in. As
low as $100 will move you in and the rest like rent. It will pay
you if you are thinking about a home, to see me.
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Chamber of Commerce Pre
pares Information of Ben
efit to Tounsts
Observance of "Courtesy Week"
W01 begin Monday morning,' and
In' order that Salemites may be
able to give full information upon
all matters realtive'to points of
Interest and Information pertain
ing to Salem and ; the district, at
tention of "Courtesy Week" is be
log called to all members of the
chamber of commerce in a special
letter sent out by Ilarley O. White,
pt;eident- Included in the letter
is., a booklet containing all infor
mation that is necessary to inform
tile visitor or tourist about Salem
and the district.
Is Varied Center
Information not included in the
pamphlet ' is given in the letter,
which declares that there 1 no
district or Talley in the United
States that has so much to brag
about as the Salem district, which
is' the center of the greatest fruit
district of the norh west, including
Italian prunes, loganberries, straw
berries and gooseberries. In addi
tion it Is the center of production
for the finest flax fibre in the
world, greatest' hop producing
center.' It Is the fruit and berry
canning center of the northwest,
with six large canneries operating
a greater portion of the year.
Few Foreign Born
. No city in the United States, for
I FOR lc ,
.' Plan now for winter comfort
by asking for further Informa
tion regarding the most econo
mical heating plant on the
- Eastman Sibloco
? 079.60 and up
A le post card brings the
Information without any obli
gation on your part.
Silver ton Blow Pipe
".V; Co. - ',
SUverton, Oregon
its size, has so many Americans as
Salem, the letter j concludes. No
city , in the United States has so
many home owners and' so little
foreign element. : j ?; :
Detailed information regarding
the .industrial plants arid the var
ious state institutions are also
given in the booklet. Other points
contained - in the, booklet are as
A Few Statistics. J
Altitude a bore set level, 171
feet at the state capitol building.
An educational city with Wil
lamette University; for the higher
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( January 1, 19t4, population,
22.099, an increase of 25 per cent
in four years. j (
An all American city with no
foreign element. In Salem, $3 per
cent of its people were born in the
United States, i I j
Salem is completing ! its new
Junior high school building at a
cost of $235,000.! It is on the
Pacific highway, j ! v
In Salem, 62 per cent of its peo
ple own and live in their homes.
The average for the United States
is 45.2 per cent, j v ' j .
In Salem, during the first six
months of 1924, building permits
were issued for 143 homes, to cost
more than, $600,000. ;
On the great Pacific highway,
50 miles south of .Portland. In
the center of 31,000 acres of
fruits, berries and nuts.' Center of
a great diversified farming dis
trict in the fertile Willamette val
ley of Oregon.-';
; Protected by mountains on the
east and" west, the famous Wil
lamette valley of Oregon has no
thunder or lightning storms, no
cyclones, no wind storms nor any
unusual weather conditions. .
::- Silver CrcV-k Falls. A most un
usual grouping of ten falls. Trails
lead under the larger falls. ' Drive
to Sublimity on ; the paved road
and then follow the signs.. Or go
by way of Silver ton.
Largest bop ranch in the world
the HoPfet ranch of 550 acres.
4ust a few miles out between In
dependence and Eola, The Lake
brook ranch of T. A. Lives ley &
Co. is a few miles north on the
River road. " :
' Flax letting and flax scratching
machinery at the Oregon State
penitentiary. Also thousands of
tons of flax. See the flax pulling
machines. j : ;
j. Visit Darling's Jolly Lassie, the
world champion Jersey four years
Just a few miles south of
Salem on the Pickard farm. Six
of the eight world Jersey records
are held In Oregon.' 1 ;
Tulip : tracts.; 5 : The Franklin
tract is half a mile north of Sa
lem on the Wallace road. The
Oregon Bulb company tract is
four miles north of Salem on the
Pacific highway j
Daring tho canning season it is
worth while to visit the six large
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In the summer time, when conditions are some
what dull, is the time to formulate plans for 'the .
increased fall business. h
Make your banking connection IOW here at the :
United States National and let us cooperate with
you in developing conservative and yet progres
sive policies to follow later on. Serving our pa
trons well is our part in the constructive progress
of Salem and Marion County, and we're always
glad of the opportunity to i f
! United States
National Bank
r. j Salem. Oregon.
canning plants. There are more
than 2.200 workers during the
busy season, mostly women.
Laku Labish beaver-dam land.
Valued at $1,000 an acre. This
land produces more celery, more
onions and onion sets, more vege
tables per acre than any district
in the northwest. : Drive north
nine miles on the Pacific highway
to Brooks, and then east.
jCollier's for June 7,1924
Either ; the -tyical American
is too . large or the family
too small to work it properly,"
says Joseph Nibler. an Oregon
farmer. -j In this Nibler philosophy
there f is Ian interesting answer to
one phase of the national clamor
over the! farming situation.
Th Niblers have 17 acres of
land; they have never owned
more They have had j nine chil
dren and raised every one. They
have a j net income of $5000 a
year, or almost $300 an acre for
their whole farm, house and barn
and spacious front and? back lawns
included. So the farm pays $555
per Capita above their living for
the parents and the seven children,
still unmarried and living at home,
including the five-year-old boy.
They have two cars, a piano,
electric j. lights and appliances,
flowers, all the good magazines,
a cit; r boulevard lawn with painted
seat! , and whitewashed shade
tree, and everything that any
bodj with j $5000 - a year can
buy. Ecah of the - children has
gone or is going or will go through
high; school; one daughter enters
the j university this fall. There
Isn'lj a garage man or clerk or
stenographer in the family. " City
life ) has no lure when the farm
payis them better apd gives them
better times. ! i
There is hardly a chore about
the Nibler farm; It is a factory
with union hours, j They do not
keep a cow; they buy all their
milk and butter. They have no
pig4 to feed or to breed flies or
odors; ' they buy their hams and
bacon from those who do raise,
them from choice. jThey raise no
chickens; though they start each
winter with a dozen "boughten"
hens , which ! furnish fresh eggs
through the winter and a few
Sunday roast fowlsMn spring. The
family are all free to go away
for the day or the night and there
is no livestock to suffer.
But they work, i They raise al
most everything that can be raised
from the soil. Their sales record
for 1923 ' shows the following
items:. . ' r "' : '
filberts,! apples', cabbage, straw
berries, loganberries, gooseberries,
raspberries, '. currants, walnuts,
blackberries, peas, cherries, corn,
flowers, honey, tomatoes, pampas
plumear squash, pumpkins, eggs,
filbert trees, raspberry, strawber-
ry and blackbery plants, and com
missions on sales for neighbors.
! j j $615; from Blackberries
- Through most of the year they
keep a little stand out on the front
lawn, where thousands of travelers
on the Oregon Pacific highway
pass daily. , Tending this stand,
the children have developed bust-:
ness ability, and poise. The berries
come fresh and cool from the cel
lar; gome of their patrons drive
50 miles especially to buy their
guaranteed : products. Through
this stand 'they have eliminated
the middleman from most of their
farm sales. They sell from the
house all jthrough the year.
Dad doesn't claim all the
money; he divides it like a gentle
man. Nobody will hear to hiring
outside help and spending the
family money for wages.
"It's our money,- we'll work a
little harder and keep it &i home,"
they say. No child has ever worked
for wages away from home; their
industries are scheduled so that
there Is something to-do, some
thing to sell, every month. Busi
ness always goes on and shows a
balance.' ; f;M:
They started : with a cow, but
she was a wasteful luxury on the
Nibler farm.. The cow pasture
required three-quarters, of an
acre, and other feed cost $40 a
year to supplement this supply.
They sold the cow and planted
the pasture to; evergfeen black
berries; the 1923 crop of 12,300
pounds brought $615 in cash. And
blackberries do not; break loose
or reach out a greedy tongue and
devour $25 trees, as cows do.
! "So we can't afford the cow,"
said Mr.! Nibler. "But we buy
plenty of milk and butter. We're
not dairy people; we're fruit and
vegetable growers. : We stick to!
what we know and like best: Some!
dairymen' and livestock and poul
try specialists make as much from
their .beloved specialties as we
do- oursj -If we buy - from each!
other, everybody gains!"
They keep one light team foif
the farm work. The little bard
might bo in their immaculate front
yard for; all the offense it givesf
tor it is cleaned out daily and th$
refuse is Instantly : carted' off ti
the orchard without re-hand'linci
The trees get all the leaching ami
monia. r ) They show the effect of
this and generous green-fertilizer
treatment. Each full-grown wal
nut tree produced $40 worth of
walnuts; in 1923; the filbert or
chard produced more; than $1200
per acre; .the blackberry vines
have grown runners 54 feet long
in a single season.
' Much: of the farm trouble of to
day rises from the destruction of
self-confidence by the loss of the
children! from the farm. Neither
the boys nq'r the girls will stay!
in the face of the average nagging!
farm drudgery. ' It seems in have!
ieen accepted as Inevitable that!
the small farmer must dabble1 un-
preparedly into everything cul-l
tural pigs, cows, grain, fruit,
vegetables, horses, cows, grain,
fruit, vegetables, 'horses, sheep
hens, bees and lose money on
most of them because 24-hour
days are noj; long enough. The
Niblers and some "of their neigh
bors offer a striking negation o:
the paek-of-aJI-trades heresy.'
Silk Homo and Gasoline
" A neighbor only la few mile i
from the Niblers makes $4500 a
year from his nine-acre poultry
farm; he started; ten years ago
with nothing. Another man near
by started with a $20 Jersey calf
and has developed three world's
champion Jersey cows; the latest
champion would be worth $25,000
o any; man's moneyi One woman
has developed a wonderful strain
of mikh goats; she was offered
$2200 for one prize ewe. Anothejr
man a few miles down the road
has the best known "giant pansy
seed farm in the world; yet an
other ! has grown - rich through
raising teasel for finishing fine
broadcloths, i Yet another neigh
bor . has the greatest' tulip-bulb
farm n the United States. ,J
On not one of these profitable
farmsj Is there a "trace of the ?h
terminable ' Jack of - all - trades
chores that take the heart out pf
farming by driving the boys and
the girls to the city through their
everlasting I dreary . grind. The
owners carefully choose their spe
cialties, do them well, and de.ljrc
pleasure and profit.
Five thousand dollars net a
year may not seem much of an
achievement ; . many surgeobs,
lawyers, sales agents, may make
ten times as much. But it is fijre
times the average revenue for
Americans farms, while the Nibier
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Wife's Kitchen Diary
Early : Summer i (
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Rhubarb is the first spring tro
phy for the . enameled ware pre
serving kettle. For housewives
who find ; the plain rhubarb too
acid for the palates or thtetr house
hold, there have been devised va
rious rhubarb competes. These
are ;; very good in themselves, as
Jam, and make excellent filling, for
fruit pies and tarts.
One of these is made of rhubarb
and prunes. Cut the rhubarb Into
Inch pieces and place in an enam
eled, wars preserving kettle. Soak
the prunes all night, or until soft.
Remove "- the stones from ' the
prunes; add the prunes to the rhu
barb.. The proportion should be
one! cup of stoned prunes to two
cups of rhubarb. Add Just enough
cold water to keep the fruit from
burning and - cook slowly over a
moderate Are. .When well cooked,
ad4 sugar in the proportion of one
cup of sugar to three cups of the
mixture. . Cook until , all Is a
smooth jam. As a variation of
this, sliced bananas may be added.
When the garden begins to grow.'
green, and fruit trees, berry bush-;
esjand the like show promise of
good things to come, then the
housewife begins to prepare for
harvesting these gifts of nature.
While her harvesting does pot call
for reapers and binders, mowing
machines, and., other ponderous, if
useful. Inventions. It! Is not without
its mechanical side.! -The utensils
in which the fruits and vegetables
are cooked,, the implements used
In handling them and the contain
ers in whlcb'they are finally stored
away- are all of great importance.
The experienced housewife, knows
very well that she must have uten
slls which have a surface -nor at
fected by the acids in the truit.'&nd
therefore she knows how invalu
able Is her enameled ware preserv
ing kettle, with Its sanitary, cian.
aii6-proof surface, if she Is fore
handed, she will have thrve miu-n
of preserving kettles in . t-ommjs
sion. A nellum-Rlre'' v enameled
ware, saucepan which should be
kept entirely for use' In the pre
serving,, is knost useful foi
bolllnc down syrups or makititr
mall quantities of ! jama from lett
overs 4dd to these an enamHed
acreage is only oneififth the avcr-i
age." the country
Niblers" ; haven't
over'. And the I
one-fifth the
dreary chores thi
.at drive , the
mixed-farm kids
deciminate the
force and damn
to the city and
farm working
the business of
farming. - -f,' ' j-
-The story of the Niblers and
their neighbors suggests a possible
2500 per cent Improvement on the
American average,
it t looks far more
At any rate,
promising and
intelligent than a
the tariff, on the
legal assault on
middleman, or
the I. W W. syndicalist. If you're
good at figures, count up the num
ber of draggled farmers and farm
ers wives; , of soli-robbed tenant
farms; the annual deficits for
both owner and tenant on the av
erage farm; and the hordes' of
incompetent garage men and sten
ographers"; and clerks recruited
from drabbled farms and see if
2600 per cent l too high!,. ;
i There Isn't .a single "new" idea
about thie .little Oregon farm. Two
industrious. God-fearing, child
loving . parents have Intelligently
chosen a vocation, and lived such
fine, normal lived1 that their chll-
ENGEL, Builder of Good
a House'
ware colander, enameled ; j ware '
skimmer, ladle, and several ; long
bandied enameled ware spoons,
and the mechanical end of preserv
ing is provided for. To keep fruit
after cooking, nothing is as good
as glass jars with light screw-down
tops. . v ; "
' Owners of country cottages or
bungalows are now getting them
in order for the season, it is al
ways rather depressing to 1 enter
one of these Shut-up dwellings and
mark ' the damage or deterioration
of the winter. In our climate moth
and rust do corrupt, all right, even;
if thieves do not break through
and .steal. ' . . . f ; ' -
When it comes to going over the
kitchen equipment, lucky is the
housewife Who left enameled i ware
to "face the winters' - damp. No
rusted-out kettles or saucepans for
herj If she is getting read y for
tenants, she will secure their grat
itude by seeing that they are well
provided with this e slly cleaned
ware: Also It wHl be an ecGn'"iy
to include plates, cups and saucers
of enameled ware for everyday or
picnic use, as ordinary china tares
ill when people are vacationing, j
in lue-'uiaauig of sweet ; pickles,
the enameled wart: preserving ket
tle is indispensable. ' Us porcelain
surfact: makes it safe to use with
even the - strongest vinegar, and
no matter bow long the pickles
may be in the rooking their nat
ural volor will eut be altered.
Try this y5r a littl known
Hwct-i pit kits made of very tiny
string btans Tick the beans when
not over n inch or an inch and a
half in litijth Trim off each end.
I'lare in an enameled ware pre--serving
kettle and cover jwith W
aar in the pnnorlion of one cup
of sugar to onW of the bMBs. Then
poor on any good vine'ear until the
wans are covered. B'-init quickly
to Nil and skim with an enam
eled ware skimmer- Then cook
lowly, .adding wjile do, a j few
alls-pice and a small quantity of
sik finnntnon. These sires may
rw lft .ln the J-m with the picklws
r nlay f be pkimnied out. Th
pickle-is 'equally gtod eit'bfr' say.
If is only a question of last
dren follow their independent
footsteps in the face of every glit
tering city lure. Five; thousand
dollars net above their Jiving will
buy 'silk hose and gasoline and
other reasonable luxuries for even
a family of nine, counting the
baby.- Where else could the fam
ily get this reward as rationally?
Why shouldn't they stay on ; the
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Fashionable Mansions are
i Made Into Apartments
LONDON, June 20. ( By 'Mail. )
vThe present house shortage and
the many large empty-, houses in
certain tarts of Iondon have at
last moved owners of such dwel
lings to permit a conversin.i
scheme on a large scalo. i i
Many large, mansions south of
Hyde Park and in fashionable
Mayfair, Eaton Square: and Oroa
venor Square will be changed into
small apartments, while retain
ing their present appearance. One
of the chief reasons big houses are
being given up Is the. shortage of
servants. ' i
America's Lead in Poultry
Conceded by British Official
LONDON. June 18. (Malt.)
In proposing the health of the
American delegates to the world
poultry congress recently held in
Barcelona, wlio were entertained
by the BritiBh government here.
Minister of Agriculture Noel Bux
ton admitted that America and
Canada were ahead of Great Brit
ain in poultry culture, but he
added that he was proud of j the
fact that Great Britain's breeding
stock was in !, demand in other
lands. . Britain, he said, had j not
yet developed her poultry indus
try sufficiently to meet her own
demands, but j she supplied the
market for other people.
The British government, the
speaker i concluded, ;was Very
grateful to America for the court
esy shown to their representative.
A. P. Francis; on the occasion of
his visit to the United States; last
With Extra Large Lot
Only $6,250
147 No. ConTl St.
Quality Service
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are the two things essential to you before buying
- lumber for your; new home.
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service that can possibly be rendered Your order will
receive; our prompt 1 attention whether large or small.
J. W. Gopeland Yards
' West Salem Phone 576
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Yards in West Salem, Albany, Lents, Hubbard,
v Yamhill, Ilillsboro -
1420 N. 5th Street
year for research work In poultry;
culture. '
Oregon Poultrymen Will
Make Trip Thru Northwest
Poultrymen Tom Washington,
LeRoy Graf e and F. A- Boyington
of Gates, Oregon, left by automo
bile yesterday for a tour of the
largest poultry plant of western
Washington. ' They vylll stop at
Woodland,, the home of "Lady
Jewel" the (world's champion hen
with a record of 335 eggs in one
year, Alsq making stops at Win
lock. "--Tacomai Kent.VVashon la
land, Seattle,' Alderwood Manor
farm. Messrs Grafe and Boyington
and Hollywood's great poultry
are each building up large com
mercial poultry planta at Gates
and expect the j information ob
tained on this trip to be of much
oenent to mem in ouiiamg up
their own flock's and, plants.
This South Salem !
Colonial Home
! On
Easy Terms
House double con
struction through
out. N ii m e r o u s
built, in features.
Wonderful view.
O h ' car line and
(Phone 577) Salem, Oregon.