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The New OREGON STATESMAN, Salem, Oregon, Sunday Morning, April 28, 1929
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Fiala Grape Juice Factory
In First Season of Going
Shows Very Good Progress
About Sixty Tons or Enough to Fill 120,000
r int Bottles Pressed Last Year, and
Sales Being Made Over Two States
'Tor ten years and much longer
the Slogan pages and news and ed
Itorial columns of The Statesman
hare been predicting that some
itiaj grape J nice factories would
ta located in the Salem district
because we can produce here, and
all along hare been growing
high quality Juice, grape, of the
ltla lab ru sea or northern fox ra
rieties, of the Concord family,
such as are used for pressing for
juice in the great grape districts
f northern New YorkT. Pennsyl
vania and adjoining states.
'There "hare been some experi
ments made in a small way here
during all these years. But last
year the owners of the Fiala
yards near Salem commenced
manufacturing grape juice on
considerable scale the first un
dertaking of this kind with suffi
cient Tolume to command wide at
tention. , These neoole last fall
pressed about half their crop, or
V A A A . n n ..mi all .A ma V 11 T
mini v v ivua . cuuugu w uv v
the -equivalent in quantity of
boat 220,000 pint bottles.
Oar Largest Planting
The Fiala Vineyards make up
the largest single plantings of
crapes in . the Salem district.
years, started growing grapes for
table use for the northwest mar
kets SO years ago. Now his son,
Arthur J. Fiala, carries on the
business. This farm is located
Just three miles from the Salem
end of the bridge across the Wil
lamette river; a mile east of the
"Wallace road In Fork county.
Kear the river; rich bottom land.
The Fiala farm produces only one
Tariety; a sport of the Campbell's
Early. For 27 years it grew no
where else on earth. It was orig
inated on that farm. For the past
three seasons plants have been
sold to the public, and soon this
I Tariety will have a wide dlstribu
f tion, especially in the Salem dls-
Crict. These grapes have been go
I ing to the fruit stand of the Pa
t cific northwest, in fancy lugs
i- bearing the name, "Fiala Vine-
yards." They have sold year aft
; er year on quality. The vines are
trained high; the Fiala way; pe
culiar to itself to get the aun-
R fruit. The production Has lately
r . i A. . i a
tons a year, from 16 acres. It in
creases with the age of the vines
and there is no known end to the
life of a grape Tine.
The Fiala farm baa 34 acres of
land in all; 11 acres now being in
f asparagus; fancy quality; nicely
fj branded and properly marketed.
BThe 1929 crop is just now begin
ning to go to the markets.
This is a business, run on a
farm. A family affair. Has' a
trade name that is valuable. Mrs.
Frank Fiala, mother of Arthur,
may properly be called the senior
member of the family business.
This Is an arrangement that Is
rather unique in this section,
though not bo in older countries.
It is one that might and no doubt
will be followed here in many
cases, developing and passing on
established lines on the land from
(father to son, from generation to
There are not many tracts of
34 acres of land, if any. In the Sa
lem district, that are doing more
in gross returns than this one.
There are few if any richer pieces
of soil. It has the advantage of
frequent overflow from the wil
The Grape Juice Product
The pressing of the Fiala grape
juice last year was done at. the
Woodburn plant of H. S. Gilo
Co. The product was at first put
into gallon glass Jugs. In this
form. It will keep Indefinitely;
months or years or decades. Some
of It was sold distributed. It goes
out In quart, pint and four ounce
bottles, bearing the appropriate
Vineyards brand. The distribution
is reaching -pretty well over Ore-.
gon and "Washington now, and the
sales will increase with the com
ing warm weather season. Grape
juice Is largely a warm weather
drink; though this does not sup
ply to the. hoapHal and drug
trade. In which it Is used the
whole year through. .
There are physicians who use
the grape Juice diet. One In Salem
puts , certain of -his patients on
grape Juice: straight; wiihoutroth-
er food, for days at a time Other
physicians use the Fiala product,
as does the one referred to. They
get the product direct from the
pressing, with all the sediment.
The bottled product Is siphoned
from the jugs, without the sedi
High Class Product
The Fiala grape juice product
is high class. It is selling on qua
lity. The Willamette Grocery com
pany Is handling a lot of It, in its
big trade. The Blumauer-Frank
wholesale drug ' concern, with
headquarters in Portland, is dis
tributing many cases of it, tp the
retail orug trade of the north
The Fiala product Is better than
the average in quality; better
than the best, best put up else
where, In fact. It is richer; has a
better body, and a more brilliant
color. It will stand up against all
Then why should its manufac
ture not.be increased? The Fialas
think it will be. They are encour
aged by the increasing demand;
recorders after recorders, from
good . Judges of quality, who pro
nounce It the best ever made.
Arthur J. Fiala thlnka that
very soon, perhaps the coming
season, they will be able to begin
lacing some of the cranes of
their neighbors, the Fiala Tarie
ty. He hopes to be able to keen
on expanding the business from
year to year.
Arceage Has Increased Five
' Hundred Percent In the
Past Two Years
We have Increased alfalfa acre
age In Yamhill county during the
past two years over too percent.
There were some 240 acres or al
falfa principally growing on bot
tom lands, and at present we be
lieve there are at least 2,ooo
aeres. '.Where the soil Is well
drained, deep and fairly fertile,
plowed In the fall, with an appli
cation of lime applied. Immediate
ly after plowing and where the
soil is worked shallow but yery
firm, seeded May 10 to June 1,
we. have had no failures. It Is In
teresting to note that where alfal
fa has . been seeded on poorly
drained, add crV spring plowed
soil without the use of lime or
without thorough rolling or firm
ing of seed bed. we have Terr
few, if any, successful seeding.
TJsee of lame Important
In many eases the use of lime
has meant the difference between
success-and failure. In observa
tions made, early seedings univer
sally result In weedy or foal
growing conditions. Again, where
the ground Is left loose the plants
dry out, and we find patchy or un
satisfactory stands. . ,
.Stem rot Ja. alfalfa is, rather
serious. It attacks the alfalfa
plant In the same way clover Is
affected, especially the second
year. The common type of alfalfa
Is more subject to this disease
than Is the true Grimm.
We are not growing very much
asparagus In Tamhill county.
Very little. If any, commercial
plantings are to be found, but on
the sandy type of river botom
soil, found along the Willamette
river, asparagus would do nicely,
and a few of the growers are ex
pecting to grow this crop. As yet
information concerning this is not
8. T. WHITE,
McMinnville, Or., AprU 23, 1929.
Grape Juice, Jelly, and Jam Factories
fflHE Statesman has for years been saying and repeating
I that we should have srape juice, jelly and jam factories
)iam Tn 4 Via mIv aoaroa f fVila TiroTunmnrls. xenrk thi
. kuw J Mr wr o - - I
seemed a far err: an iridescent dream. I
But it does spt appear in that light now. We have bur
first grape juice factory, connected witn ana a part ox tne
Fiala Vineyards, the lanrest operation of its kind here, and
lone of the oldest and most unique. The grape juice out
growth of this industry on the land Is having an encourag
ing development Founded on quality, it has the earmarks
and the promise of a large and increasing success. It is
likely, to reach far beyond the products of the original plant
ing for its raw materials. '
Salem has had some grape jelly and jelly manufactur
ing in past years, and there are prospects for larger opera
tions m this line here soon.
. That Salem may become the Westfield of Oregon, and
this district the Chautauqua grape growing belt of the Pa
cific coast, there is no doubt, because we can Produce a su
perior article here, in the vitis labrusca or northern fox va
rieties, of .the'Ckmcord family, the grapef juice kinds.
We can turn out a quality product, and that is the touch
stone of success.
There is a great field open here in these lines, and it is
high time bur people occupied it. And it .is encouraging to
be. able to note that an ambitious beginning has been made
by ode of the pioneer families of this section.
NEW KNIFE HANDY
The handy man has designed a
new knife for digging weeds out
of the lawn. Take an ordinary old
fashioned kitchen knife, file the
end off square, then cut or file a
V-shaped notch in the center. The
cutting edge which is the entire
end of the knife, must be filed and
kept sharp. The long blade en
ables the workman to cut the
root of the weed far below the
crown, and a small twist of the
blade loosens the soil so that the
weed may be lifted out easily
without leaving an unsightly hole.
Read the Classified Ads.
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Berry Crates and Hallocks
Portland Road, Salem, Orefoa
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UliD PLASTER 1
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'Almost phenomenal results
from tne addition of .small Quan
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High Street at Trade
Blossom Day Visitors !
For a view that takes in the entire City drive south
on High St. to McKinley school, turn to left and visit
BEN LOMOND PARK
now being: developed into a hljh class restricted resi
dential district by the
Modern Community Developers
You Will be Enthralled with the inspiring pano
rama of valleys of verdure and vine, of soaring; crags
and snow-clad hills, that broadens out in picturesque
and impressive grandeur over thousands of square
miles of wonderland.
This is probably the only vantage point in any
city where on a clear day are visible five snow capped
mountain peaks. Visit the model home now under
Adjacent to Ben Lomond on the west is the site for
Salem's new $250,000 Tourist Hotel. This is also the
site for the Richfield Beacon Light.
We do a general real estate business
Come in and try us
Modem Community Developers
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Phone 265, Salem
Jodge Joha H. Scott, Mgr.
208 N. High St.
plaster and corn to the acre. That
Is, If S pounds of seed Is used,
sow S pounds of land plaster with
it. The cost of this amonut is but,
fire cents an acre yet it has giren
Increased yields amounting to
more than seren bushels for the
year tests that hate been made.
If a corn planter Is used a fer
tilizer attachment will add the
land plaster In direct contact with
the seed, which is best for this but
not all other types of fertilizer. If
corn Is planted by hand a half
teaspoon! ul may be Added to each
hill, or the seed may be moistened
and - dusted with the land plas
ter before planting.
HOW TO KEEP PEONIES
If you want to keep your peon,
ies long after their season, pick
them Just before the buds break
and put into cold storage. When
you want a boquet, bring them
out Into the light and put them
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