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;::';."''7-":T ' -: - - -EE SEVENTH- CONSECUTIVE YEAR::
THE DAILY STATESMAN dedicates two or more pages each, week in the interests of one of 'tile 'fifty-two to a hundred basic industries of the
Salem district Letters and articles from people with vision are solicited. : Thb is your page. Help make Salem grow.
WOE SEVEfl FIB THIS WEEK
Two weeks ago it was
would pay $5 a week, till further notice; to the high school or
grade school boy or girl in Marion or Polk county who would
submit the best article Ton' the current Slogan subject. The
articles are to be in. the office (or mailed) by noon of Tuesday
of the week of the Slogan subject. All articles submitted to
belong to The Statesman. The editor to judge as to the best,
in deciding who shall receive the $5. The idea is .to furnish
an opportunity to make the rising generation acquainted with
the many and great advantages of:-the;.district in which they
are to take active part-in the future They are to be the
leaders as. they grow into "manhood and. womanhood, t Last
week there was one contestant; John-L. Graham. This wek
there are seven. .The editor
the winner? The Articles -are
decision, so theorizes wilt go
to the next- three j - Jessie Fukuda, Fred Dickson and Valmer
Klanlpe, each, .a ticket to a iriovihg pictpre. show any moving
picture show selected, at either the JElsinore, Capitol or Oregon
theater. The prizes, willtstartd
Perhaps ethers., may- be added later. ; One other thing, The
Statesman wants the photograph tof the first prize' winner
each "week. ?;If the winner has no photo, please go - to the
Kennel-Elliji studio, 429 Oregon building, Salem, and have
one taken, -at the expense of The Statesman. When a few
photps are m hand, cuts-will-be made of the first prize, win
ners, to be printed in The Statesman; and perhaps in other
papers. mere should be more
time on. The following are.
A carAJtff ltairof ohknttS!,ican
be raised - pn an acre .or ground.
A big railroad 'ear, and not Jtfat n
auto car.'. But it is better to hare
more than one' car to ship' out, or
else to unite Vith " other Ismail
growers, as it costs just aa much
to telegraph around .and find out
irhere to ship obis -order . as it
ioes ft small one.-And big ware
- bouse and' dry house can. be used
ly many small: growers who lose
feioney if they x bear, aU , tile 'ex
'f , The onion land is,very .valuable,
being olack as soot, . and located
where , there are- springs' tinder
ground -that keep it just 1 moist
enough.. A little machine plants
the seeds, but as some seed might
not. co me up, 'they always plant
them too thick, and then' they
hare to be thinned out by hand,
, and the small weeds are taken out
: by hand, although down through
the center of the rows they can
work "scooter" hoe.
Gives Work to Many
This gives work to a great many
boys and girls in the spring, as
men do sot like to stoop over to
the work, and the r children like
to earn some money on Satur
day's,, and after,P school close in
' The onion' patches, are farmed
by Italians,. Japanese and Amerif
cans, but all of them in the Lake
Labish 'gardens' JlB nice people
ana ao . not allow . any rough . talk
or actions,; and if. you do,no1Qdo
your work well they will tell you
that they do not need you. In
this ' way they - teach the young
people to be good gardeners and
good citizens as welL . -
Age 16 years, " .
Salem, Route .9,
Parrish'Junicrr High School.
Editor Statesman : -; -: -
Slogan woud he onions.- As I live
in the center of the onion district,
I would tUke to say a few' things
about the 'onions, v "There were
more than 400 cars of onions last
season, and some more are left In
the ' growers hands, ': which t will
make about 00 cars altogether.
and brings quite a bit of money
into this part of the country. The
onion Industry is very Important,
next to . celery and lettuce, and
Requires Much .Labor;
The growing of . onions: the
first thing which you have to do
is to plow, harrow and disc, but
you have to disc and harrow again
ard ssaia until the dirt is rery
flue. - When , the ground is ready
the seeds are sown in rows 14 . to
1 3" Inches apart with seed plant
ers, Just as soon as the plants
ar e , cp you have to kneel down
end weed them. ; You have to do
tLl3 three times or more, so as to
announced, that The Statesman
h&r had a hard time to decide on
all ood. But there had to be a
as they are arranged. Augusta
Week. -But there will be given
as stated till further notice.'
than seven articles from this
the seyea for. this week;
hare them free from weeds,, and
about the last of September, when
they are matured, they hare to be
pulled and be cured under the sun.
w-r ' . . -
vvnen uiey are anea tney are
stored is onion nouses, as we call
them, 16 to 18 inches thick. When
marketed we. have to top and sack
them, and tt takes about 300 saoks
Va one -car. i
I think this is about all that
want to say about onions. Tours
truly, ' "7; ;,. . :.
' Jessie Fukuda.
Age 15. Salem, i .
High School,. Junior,
Salem, Oregon; Rt;"8V
February 6, 1927; ;
0. S. Ill CENTER
Onions around Salem used to
be grown more than anything else
on the bottom or beaverdam land.
They still raise many hundreds
of acres of onions. -
-They not only raise them-. in
quantities, but i the ; quality is of
the best, :
Many hundreds ' of boys , and
girls as well as men and women
are employed in the onion fields
in seeding, weeding. .thinning,
pulling, i drying, .topping and the
sorting of Bets and delivering ; to
warehouses and shipping.
' Dot.li vti.. .-'
... tuyio uuui viuci ptavCa CUule
to work, .here.; ' Some stay, and
build; homes. "-.' ' - r'
iTbe onion industry has caused
to be built many good roads.
Onions are not only a vegetable
buf.a ood health food.
-Salem is one of the leading on
ion growing centers of the United
States. ; ' -
Fred Die ksonJ
Parkersville School, 8th grade,
Gervais, Ore., Rt. 3. J '
Feb. 8, 1927. -.
Editor Statesman: ' ; " . 1 '
The. history of onion raising In
the Labish, district dates back to
about 1900. It was about this
time 'that a Chinaman began the
Industry, which , now has devel
oped to such an extent as to make
the, region near Salem one of the
greatest onion centers of the
worlds The soil here, ,, being of
beaver dam and "silt composition,
is Ideal for onion raising, and cli
matic conditions are excellent. r-
The problem of draining the
land, which was under water most
of the year.was solved in 19 1Z.
when the main drainage ditch was
dug. ' Land was then cleared quite
extensively, and by 1915 the in
dustry was firmly established on
commercial scale. During' the
fall and winter of 1925-26 nearly
500 carloads were shipped out of
Brooks, finding ready markets all
over the. United States, for every
one knows i Ihe - Oregon TeUow
Danvers, and their laxnoui keep
ing qualities. ' , j
Although the - Latlsh celery1
growers have; a strong -organiza-i
tion. au attempts t thus far have
been, futile. ' I believe organiza
tion Is necessary if the growers
are-. to receive ' the :. best returns
for a top notch" product. .
The - onion Industry, has ar fu
ture. Boost itand -.eat onions
J i Valmer Klampe. '
Parrish, 9-A. Salem, Ore., '
Rt.,9, Box 7;V ? :
February 5, 1927. "
FOB THE INDUSTRY
Editor Statesman: . ",
In the production of an onion
crop, one has something that is
full of possibilities and probabil
ities, as , weir. It is up Ho . the
growerilt one will learn thede-
tails of raising this valuable crop.
possibilities and2 probabilitteswill
Here are a few reasons why on
ions are good and should be rais
ed. v;r-.. -. ... ;r - ' k ::
'. 1 First of" all.-1 the , onion
crop is one of the few crops that
are' not seasonable crops; i. e.,
they are available the year around
without any canning, dehydrating
or any trouble one must go to, to
2 Mdst everyone everywhere
uses onions. It would be hard to
prepare meals without them.?
3 An open market is assured
at all times, the markets are ev
4 Onions are . valuable in: the
treatment of goiter and other or
ganic troubles. '.
5 -Onions are a perfectly safe
crop to depend upon.- .
6 Onions are crop that if
well taken care of have few fail
ures. ... . .
7 If you want to make money
raise onions. - -. . -5-
Here are the assertions of one
onion grower:-his yields raneed
from 300 tOi 600 bushels per-acre
another-grower renorta a l6on
bushel - yield; j this same grower
raised, on seven acres 8000 bushels
of bulbs. He sold six carload fn
il.WO per car. His early cron
orongnt xz.bo and $3 per bushel.
Another report of. a district
wnere there were 250 acres grown,;
gross income averaged 81,000
an. acre. Most of these onions
were grown from sets.
However, one must give them
good attention, as to cultivation.
seeping free from weeds, etc.
Be sure to follow the Statesman
for much valuable information In
tnis as well as other crops. v
blogan: "To make money, raise
onions in the Willamette valley."
Jean Xucien Graham.
Parrish, 8th grade, aite 14i
P. O. Box 209. ; '
Editor Statesman: s. . -
Onions of Marlon county are
grown, principally In i the ? Labish
Center district 10 miles north of
Salem. -, i s
About 15 years ago this land
was covered with decayed vegeta
tion, fallen trees, water and marsh
plants. . ,
To clear this land It first had'
to be slashed, the Hr-v i
branches burned and the stumps
pulled. The next thins: to do is to
dig -ditches; lay tile " and cover
tnem, then the land can be broken
or plowed. ,
Now it la nearing planting time.
man can plant about two acres
, 2S North Cottaga '
Hunt's Quality Fruits
r Hunt Brothers Packing.
Company ;v :
y Canned! Fruits and '
2 Pine Street, San Ftaacisco
Canneries: r ,
California Hayward, Can Jose,
v IiOs Gatos, Exeter ;
Oregon Calem. lIcilianTnia,
Alhasy. -n.-'-i- H ,.
TTashlnrton Puyallnp, Etnner
aay wiin a - nana planter, ,-or
about five acres a day with a pow
er planter. A power planter runs
by motor and takes three rows at
a time. v The rows are. about 1 4
inches apart.. ;;Every. time a mag
plants an acre with a' hand plant
er he walks about seven mUes. -J
Growth of Plants fCi
. It takes about' 21 days for the
tiny sprouts to push up through
the ground. When they do they
are all , doubled; up, but before
very long they are all straighten
ed' out and In a short time a sec
ond and .third leaf appear, 'As
new leaves appear . the first few
drop off. . . .. ,
Then Weedjng Time (
By then it is near weeding time.
It is quite the custom to take
three rows at once. To do this
you must get down on your hands
and knees ,and crawl along.' To
weed one acre you must v crawl I
about two and a third miles. You I
usually weed the onions three or
four! times during the growing
season. -. You are - likely to crawl
about seven miles5 foigTo.w one
acre of onions. r jc:4 j-
3Iany Ups and Downs
An onion grower's lif a is' full of
ups and downs. ; He's'up'When he
plants them. Hes down when he
weeds them. He's up- and down
both when he is watching for signs
of the usual pests. He's up when
he gazes with, pride on the almost
finished product. He's down
when he pulls them; he's up when
he hauls them off the field ; and
he's down in the mouth if the
onien buyer offers him only one
dollar a sack; but ' we always
smile when they are offering S3
and that s about the time when
automobile salesmen and insur
ance agents make this community
pretty lively. j
x raise onions ; and I read the
Slogan page in The Statesman.
7th grade Labish Cenletf School.
Rt, 9, Box 83, Salem, Ore. . ;
POLK COUNTY BOY
Editor Statesman; J-1 "
i This week's Slogan being on
onions it is now j4opking toward
the setting out of onjbn sets. The
Willamette valley! is well adapted
to truck farming1, products. On
ions like rich, black soil of the
river bottoms, which ' produces
large .crops. The preparation of
the soil Is like any other truck
garden, plants. They are set out
in rows jone foot apart' and the
sets about two inches apart. On
ions are a healthy vegetable and
mere are many different varie
ties of onions. There are also
seed and sets. Sets are for early
use and seed onions come on later
and are for : cooking more, than
the earlier ones. The people who
read the 'Statesman 'have. '-a9-great
chance to learn more. ,- .-. .
spring Valley, 8 th grades
Feb., 7. 1927. . r'"
Mr. Used Car Buyer: Hare you
seen the real buys at the Capitol
motors incorporated? See. Biddy
Bishop." 350 N.-HlrhSt- LTele-
phones 2 12g. and 212 C --: (
i ''.'' ' -
It.. A. Sheeier Auto Wreclclncr
Co., oldest, in the Willamette ral-
ivt. : new ana usea parts and
equipment. Low prices and ouallty
serrice here, 1086 N. Com!
' In jLondon 250,000 students,
aged 14 t6 70, attend municipal
done With A
: . GUN v v ;
1144 Nortli "Cottage ";
P o ri t i at
Sales and Serrice
- ; Ulzh Street nt Tntda
Dates of Slogans
. (In Weekly
-c.,WIth a few possible changes)
'. Loganberries, Octobcar 7, ; 1020
Pmnee, October 14 1
"Dairying, October 21
Flax, October 28
Filberts, - November 4 - ' .
Walnuts, November 11
Strawberriea, November 18
Applet, November 25 :
Raspberries, December 2
Itlint, December O . .
Beans, Etc December 10
BlaCkberriee, December 23 :
Cherries, December SO
.Pears, January 0, 127
Gooseberries, January 18
Corn, January 20
Celery, January 27
. Spinach, Etc February 8
Onioiis Etc February lO ' -)Pc4atoes,
Etc, February IT. "
Bees, February 24 V
' Poultry and Pet Stock, Mar. 3
City Beautiful, Etc, March 10
Great Cows, March 17 I
Paved, High ways,. March 24j
Head Lettuce, March 81
Silos, Etc, April - ";
IjejTiimes, April 14 '
Asparagus, Etc,' April 21
Grapes, Etct, April. 28
THIS WEEK'S SLOGAN
DID YOU KNOW that Salem is the market, shipping arid
s manufacturing center of a great onion and onion set
industry; that the world does not grow better onions;
that, on our beaverdam lands, 300 to 600 sacks of' 100
pounds can be grown on an acre; that, year in and year
out, taking the average range of prices for ten years,
the raising of onions Jiere is a very prof itable line of in
tensified agriculture r that the industry does not require"
expensive equipment, and that there is room here for.
, many more onion growers who will give that important
branch of intensified agriculture the intelligent atten
tion and ardous labor it deserves? - . -.
THRFF chfjit wiiTinwiii pnniiirniTiniiiQ
' I HULL UllLfll linilUlinu UUlllLIIIIUliU
Ronald Jones, Market Man forthe Labish Meadows Celery
r Union, on Way Home, to Arrive Today, After Spending
v a Month in Intensive Study of the Marketing Situation
in the Big Centers of Dealers and Consumers East of
,? the Rockies '
-7 Ronald E. Jones Is on his way
home, due to. arrive today, from
a. month's Intensive study of the
marketing situation in the bis
eastern centers.- He is coming by
way of California, where he con
tinued his investigations. He
started on the trip. January 11th.
Mr. Jones is the market, man for
the Labish Meadows Celery union,
and the members of this union al
so grow head jettuce.-onions, pota
toes, asparagus nid ;rucK garden
vegetables generally; and their in
vestigations' in marketing opera
tions and, j activities help ' their
; Manufacturers of ;
Canning: Machinery; Grad
ers, Trucks, Etc.
550, S. 21st St, Salem, Oregon
Kp Tau Koay la Orccoa Boy
Honwaenta Kad at . lm, Orccoa
ea-OArTTAIi xomncEVTax WOKKS "
I -jr. o. Jmm a 0h, Prepitotocs- 4
. ' an B3a4a t KsduwbUI Wnk
rsetory and OffiMt -S31S
B. Oom'L, Opposite x. o. o. r.
Oamotery, Bos 81
ymizaAn ' soda wateb
v Foustaia Supplies) -Salem
' Phone 29 . ; Ore
DIXIE HEALTH DREAD
Ak Yccr Grocit
in Daily; Statesman
Statesman;. , yj , ' . f
Drug. Garden, Slay 0 - '
Sufar Beets, Sorghnm, EtcM
WatHr Powers, . May ,20 - '
Mining, June 8 : ' i . .
Land, Irrigation, Etc June 10
Floriculrure,' Jane 17 l1!
Hops, Cabbage, Etc, June- 24
Wholesaling and Jobbing,
July 1 ..vL. 1 a
Cucumbers, Etc July 8
Goats, July 22 -1
Schools, Ktc, July 29 : J
Sher-p, Aug. S -f
National Advertising, Aug. 12
Livestock, August. 20 ;. , ;
Grain : and . Grain Products,
Sept. 2 ''..-hr lit V:-v v.-,' - :. r
Manufacturing, Rcptember 0
Automotive Industries, SeptlG .
Woodworking. Etc, Sept 23 -Paper.
Mills Sept. 80
Summary, Oct.. 7 :
Back, jedples of the y Th,arjB-'.
day -edition of The Daily Ore
gon Statesman . are on handy
They are. tor sale at 10. cents
each, mailed to i any address. .
Current copies , 6 cents. ) V
neighbors who are not members
of the union.
The Three Conventions .
Mr.. Jones attended three great
national conventions while he was
absent, as a delegate of the La-
W. W, ROSEBRAUGn
' - - .v j COMPANY .y.-
Manufacturers : of . Warm, i Air
Furnaces,, Fruit Drying Stoves,
Smoks Stacks. Tanks, Steer and
Foundry; Work, Welding v
17th and Oak Sts Salethi,1 Ore.
P. G. LUTZ NURSERY
We plan and plant (free of
charge) , for homes, large or
small, all kinds of ornamental
shrubs, perennials and rockery
plants. Landscape work.
1809 Market St. Phone 1008-11
, ."KnowB for Its QUALITI- "
Bayers of Best Grade Cream
Our Method: Co-operation
Our Ideal:-The Best Only -TtS7
South Ctonunerdjd street'
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- ; u- u Between SALEil and PORTLAND and Way Landinrj . -
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PORTLAND O.OO A. Bl-Sandays, Taeedays and Thursdays ,
Leave KALOI 1 0:OQ A. ZJL Mondays, - TTedneedays and Fridays
Cara SUPPLin DOCH
blsh growers. They were the
American Fruit and " Vegetable
Shippers associatlnB. the Western
Fruit Jobbers' association,' and the
National - League of. Com mission
Merchants of America In their an
nual convention. There were some
10,000 delegates'In all in attend
ance at the three conventions. The
dates - of the " conventions were
Jan. 17,. 18, 19, 20 and 21. .
' ; The Onion Slarket
As fold In - the article of Ella
McMunn in this issue, the price of
onions - in -the Labish section at
harvest ;tlme last fall opened at
11,20 a sack of 100 pounds, and
no buyers, and last week Labish
onions were- selling on the New
Orleans market at $4 a sack. Some
onions have- been . sold lately in
the Labish section at around $3
a sack. The Labish Meadows Cel
ery union people have only three
or four cars left. There are other
holders : in that section, but the
number, of cars left Is ot large.
" The total butnnt of that district'
lastvyear, or onions, sets and seedv
was' .around 600 cars. ; It . goes
without' saying that there is o
good 'profit' in' onion, growing there
at $1 a sack, and niost growers or
that section can get by on around
1.25. a sack, though. the 'expenses
per. acre of .producing them are
high. .But so are the,per acre ton
nage yields:'- .
One r commission . man with
whom ;the Slogan-. editor talked
yesterday said the onion market is
a little weak now, but he expected
to see the, balance of the 1926
crop go out at not less than $2.50
a sack. t
Wheat Pit Speculators
Have Pet Superstition
CHICAGO- Trading la grain
"by the calendar" Is 'no supersti
tion with ome of the men who
stand daily In the wheat pit, even
though it is scoffed at by; many.
Many grain speculators admit
carrying for quick reference a
printed card known as the,;calen
dar. or v!the" Voice . "from the
tomb.' V which tells the 'dates
when. In pit tradition 'grain can
be bought, or sold most advantag
eously. ; One" big grain ' company
has gone so far as. to circularize
clients calling attention to a cerr
Uin day as the calendar time to
selr wheats ... v . " .
The reputed author of the' cal
endar is the late Henry A. Driver,
long a successful member "of the
board of trade. The scoffers say
factors have ; altered so greatly
that the "voice" Is behind the
What I It?
THEO M. BARR
; . v. Phone 192 .
v U B. DtniaKOOX-
- , Ealem Wicker Fnrmltnre
-We Bn iMnet
saslae Btua Qoallty
XMlrbic Mlniaiiit VpaoUtoclas
sais sum st, SBmonam-.
: BUND LEDGER -i- GLASSINE
Support Oreion Products
Specify -Salea Jilade Paper for Your
Office Stationery r
WATER and SAVE THE DIFFERENCE 1
STEAMER NORTHWESTERN? "
ROUTE YOUR SHIPMENTS
That Was What Caused the
Flurry and Low.Pnces Here
at Harvest Time
(Following are excerpts from
the dispatch referred to in the let
ter Inj this Issue from Ella Mc
Munn: ) -r
NEW YORK. Nov. 26One of
the most peculiar conditions that
has surrounded the onion deal in
a long while exists Just at this
time and "when developments of
this season have become generally
known,; there wili;be an endleaa
number of surprises, k ( - i
:; For example, according to the
estimate of the National Onion As-' f
sociation on' September 1, there
were. OOO cars mora' of onions In
this country.than on the same date
Today there is , a considerable
shortage compared with last year.
In fact, there is a big shortage. '
On! November 1, the estimate
was that there were only 300 cars
more jthan a year ago. 3 According '
to the government figures, there '
were 6.000 cars shipped In October
the? heaviest' movement for that
month in five years. From No
vember 1 to. November 19 inclus
ive, the government reports 2,151
cars shipped. AH of these ship
ments have been going Into con
sumption. Most of the stock was
(Continued on page 12)
AjSuperlor Breakfast Food
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j xxiai win convince You
Cereal Co. ;
M. A. BUTLER, Manager
Under Chiropractic Adjust
ments given according to a
Neurocalometer reading the di
sease does not run its regular
course of 28 days, and in fact,
if the -adjustment is given in
time recovery Is so rapid that
often the affection would not
be recognized as Typhoid 24
hours after an adjustment.
UNDER CHIROPRACTIR AD
JUSTMENTS there are neither
L complications nor. any bad
after-effects. If you are threat
ened with Typhoid see your
Chiropractor at once and get a
Neurocalometer reading and, if.
necessary, Chiropractic Adjust
mehlsTaccOrding to this read-
ing. ?fc - - - r . - .
Remember this r L. :
The Neurocalometer Locates
; Nerve -Pressure "
Chlrppractic Adjustments Be
: it move Nerve Pressure
Neurocalometer readings '
by appointment only
Dr.O.L. Scott, D.C.
256 North High Street
Phone 87 or 8S8-R
& Paper Co.
MUCH BOBUS SE
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