The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, January 01, 1933, Page 8, Image 8

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

The OREGON STATESMAN, Salem, Oregon, Sunday Morning. January IV 1933
; i
Some Calamities but Mills
Bun Part Time, Many
Gains are Noted
fa going over the past year's
event MX Silverton one, upon
first thought la apt to say.
"What a year!" and say it with
a sigh. The First National bank
"went broke," Fischer's Flouring
Mills closed its doors; the can
nery roted not to open after the
strawberry run and the Cosy res
taurant, where Silverton high
school students and SilTerton
business men had been wont to
eat since they- became students
ad business men, tailed to open
its doors one morning.
But It is human nature to
let one's thoughts run oa the
calamities and forget the better
things that hare also happened
The Oregon State Orange con
vention was held at Silverton ia
June, quite a little affair for a
little city. And the 2000 visitors
. were very complimentary of their
reception here.
The Silver Falls Timber com-
psny mill has given its employes
at least part rime employment
throughout the year when other
sawmills have been down com
pletely for over a year.
Flour Mills Fare
Brighter Future
The Loughmiller flour mill
wss sold to the very substantial
VV. Scarth ft Sons of Portland
and the Scartha have come to
make Silverton their home. Sev
eral head of Jersey cattle were
sold from the Silverton farming
community to a Canadian cattle
buyer money from across the
line! The local Izaak Walton
league sponsored the planting of
50.000 fish in adjacent streams.
The Silverton high school
band, under the direction of
Prof. Hal Campbell, placed first
in its division in the state con
test and Prof. Campbell brought
further good publicity to Silver
ton when he was chosen as one
of the judges of the national
-American Legion drum corps
rontest held at Portland in Sep
tember. The Silverton Future Farmers
otthe Smith-Hughes department
of the Silverton high school
. gave a broadcast over the Cor
vallis station. Thirty-six vocation
al education leaders met at Sil
verton In October.
Modern Cabins For
Tourists Erected
The "closed" cannery put up
fruit and stew for the relief
work at Silverton. Silverton haa
four modern tourist cabins built
during the past year. The Silver
ton Legion post was host to the
district Legion picnic. An Ad
club was formed by Silwerton
business men. The Young Peo
ple's Federation of Oregon dis
trict of the Lutheran Free church
convened at Calvary church in
September. Trinity church ob
served its 40th anniversary with
a group of charter members
present, in June.
The walnut crop in this com
munity was unusually large this
year and hop ?rovrers don't be
lieve this rumor about a depres
sion! Not so bad a record all
things considered and there is
more of it to tell if there were
more space to tell it in.
In order to keep Its 500 mem
bers fully informed as to its work,
the chamber of commerce Issues
a weekly bulletin. Following are
quotations from bulletins issued
during 1932:
In Marlon county. 415 farms
are growing quinces and 42 farms
reported a few almond trees. But
1101 farms are growing grapes.
About 30 years ago Salem was
a city of mud streets and with
a population of little more thai
When a delegate to a conven
tion comes to Salem, or say, mem
ber of the legislature, he spends
his dollar like this: Retail store,
, 25 cents; restaurants, 20 cents;
hotels, 17 cents; garage and oil,
12 cents; transportation, 10
cents; theatres, 10 cents, and coa
fectlonaries and smokes, C cents.
When the state highway com
mission made a traffic count Sep
tember 12. 1932, the record show
ed that 3103 vehicles passed a
point just north of Salem between
the hours of 6 o'clock In the
morning and 10 p. m. And not one
of these was a horse-drawn ve
hicle. And during the same traffic
count and sme hoars, 191 vehic
les were reported on the West
Side highway north of Rlckreall.
Salem pays 37 per cent of the
taxes In Marion county, and In
cluding precincts adjoining Salem,
. 50 per cent of county taxes are
i paid.
Good Cheer, Health and Happiness!
Our sincere wish for you during 1933 is that your every hope and
expectation will be fulfilled.
? Constantly! Increasing Activities
Visits to Numerous Worth-While -Places off the Beaten Track are
Made by This Early-Rising, Strenuous Clan
What is a Chemeketan?
Well, a Chemeketan is a person
who likes the great o V- of doors
and one who prefers to climb
mountains, likes camping, early
sun rises, lakes and such, rather
than riding in a car all the time,
or sleeping.
In Stlem there is a group of 80
such lovjrs of nature and they
call themselves The Chsmeketans,
Just as the folks la Portland take
the name Masamas.
One of the first requirements
of a Chemeketan is the ability to
do some good hiking and then a
disposition to get ap early in the
morning, aa Chemeketans often
drive 20 or 30 miles and then put
la the rest of the day hiking over
mountain trails. All of which re
quires not only a cheerful disposi
tion, strong heart but also stoat
These outdoor trips are usually
taken every two weeks excepting
during the summer months when
weekly hiking events are sched
uled. Interesting Tripe
Taken Last Seaoa
During the year 1932, outstand
ing trips of the Chemeketans in
cluded winter sports on Mt. Hood,
Columbia river boat trip. Silver
Y.W. Adapts
Program to
Timely Need
In a time like the present, the
Y. W. C. A. adapts its program to
meet the temporary needs, and
perhaps the greatest of these
needs has been to find employ
ment for the hundreds of women
and girls in Salem who have been
deprived of the right -to earn
their way.
The supply of jobs has, in no
way, met the demand, but the em
ployment department is always
open, never overlooking an op
portunity to help in finding work
for the needy. During this past
year more than 5,000 women have
visited this department seeking
That "Man cannot live by bread
alone" was never more truthfully
said than at the present time, and
the Y. W. C. A., realizing this
truth, has made every effort to
bolster up the moral courage of
these women and girls and help
them make the necessary adjust
ments in their lives to carry them
through these discouraging and
painful times.
The crowded condition of the
waiting and reading rooms these
days at the "Y" attest to the fact
that the women of Salem are tak
ing advantage of this help in a
most appreciative way. To many it
is home when they are out of em
ployment, a place where they can
be tided over and helped until
employment is asain found.
The Y. W. C. A. is co-operating
with other agencies to meet the
present emergency.
Howard Marsh, 9,
Passes; Burial to
Be at Aurora Plot
AURORA, Dec. 31 Howard
Marsh, nine years of age and on
ly child of Mr. and Mrs. Dan
Mar3h of this place, died Tuesday,
December 2 7 at Waldport, where
the Marshes were temporarily lo
cated. The death of Howard, who
had been an invalid most of his
young life, was caused by an at
tack of the flu.
The body will be brought to
Aurora where it will be placed in
the family plot. Tuesday, January
3. Services will be held at Marsh-field.
Hotel de Minto Proves Boon in
Handling of Transient Problem
Wandering men Served 3 1 89 Meals Each
Month on Average; Police and Local
Firms Contribute
Hotel de Minto, completing its
first calendar year in service in
1932, proved a boon to the city in
caring for the transient problems.
An average of 2189 meals a month
were served to wandering men
throughout the year. The grand
total reported by the police de
partment, which under the lead
ership of Chief Frank Minto open
ed the Institution and kept it go
ing, Is 38,269 meals supplied in
the 12 months.
Contrary to expectations, the
calls for a "flop" and meals did
not diminish during the summer
and as colder weather came on
they increased still more. The
Y bTS.
Lovers of Outdoors,'
Falls State park, historic Cham
poeg, High Deck Lookout station,
Pepco-Estacada p d w e r plants,
Breiteabush mineral - hot springs
and Bock Lookout near Detroit.
Many other shorter trips were
taken to nearby points such as
Mary's Peak, Wilholt Springs and
for good me as are, an extra trip to
the famous Breltenbush Mineral
hot springs.
The big annual event, which
was the fourth of its kind for Che
meketans. was the week at Spirit
Lake In Washington. That was a
week of hiking, camping, swim
ming, boating and the usual camp
fire story telling.
For real fine out-door enjoy
ment, just imagine a hike Into the
mountains to Mirror Lake and
Paradise Park, walking ten miles
over an interesting mountain trail
and a genuine first class appetite
about S:39 o'clock in the evening.
None but a Chemeketan knows
such joy.
And then, how would yon like a
moonlight hike and a corn roast?
And walking underneath and
around the most wonderful of all
parks, the Silver Falls State park
only 26 miles from Salem? And
a trip to Tumble Rock, and Brel
tenbush, and Sardine mountain
GF.RVAIS, Dec. 31 Nineteen
hundred and thirty-two has been
quite productive for Gervals, de
spite the "depression" that has
been hovering over the entire na
tion, and Marion county.
Tho first major undertaking
was the voting and selling bonds
for the erection of a new auditor
ium, which would serve as a
school, and for general use by the
eommnnlty. The building cost so
far has been better than 16.000,
and there are yet some additions
to complete.
The next project of great mo
ment to the people here, the farm
er In particular, was the coming
of the Associated Seed Growers
Association, Inc., from Salinas,
Calif., and leasing the Moisan
warehouse for storage and clean
ing seeds of all kinds for the gar
dener, both home and truck. This
compiny has spent thousands of
dollars here among the farmers
and a large acreage Is contracted
for 1933. Large quantities of seed
hare been shipped to all sections
of the country.
The next of Importance was the
additions to the Sam Brown Old
Time Pork packing plant. A large
cold storage plant was erected
this fall and other Improvements
made that ran up into the larger
of four figures.
Generally speaking, things look
better for 1933 than they did In
1932, and 193 2 was much better
than expected. Gervais is not
booming, but it has a way of go
ing ahead and doing things when
others are loafing.
Fred Wintermantei
Dies; Final Rites
Slated For Monday
JEFFERSON, Dec. 31 Fred
Wlntermantel, 21, of Talbot, died
at the Willamette sanitorium at
Salem, Fridays-morning of double
Beside hia widow and one
child, he leaves his mother aud
step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Ray
Reeves; also two sisters, Mrs.
Ethel Blinston and Elda Winter
mantel, all of Talbot.
Funeral services will be held
at the Evangelical church In Jef
ferson Monday, January 2, at
1:30 o'clock.
one' night stay and two meal rale
was modified late in the year to.
permit three meals and ; two
nights' lodging.
All city policemen contributed
heavily during the year to pur
chase staple foods for the flop
house, situated on third floor of
city hall. Cooperation of meat
dealers, grocers, bakeries and
many farmers in providing month
ly supplies of foodstuffs kept the
"hotel larder even with demands.
Last fall R. N. Yonkers re
placed J. G. "Jack" Bullard aa
Hotel de Minto cook. He contin
ues to serve in that capacity and
now also as manager.
TEL. 3158
and Needle Rock?
All these are an open book to
the Chemeketans and membership
ia open to those who love nature
and an occasional sunrise. Great
privilege and there is no country
In the west that offers so much In
the way of nature. There may be
plenty of nature laying around
loose almost anywhere, but you
don't get it nnless you are a Che
meketan. And from a health
standpoint, nothing beats hiking.
And being a Chemeketan lant
all hiking and sleeping with the
stars winking at yod. There la the
annual Mistletoe trip and then the
annual banquet.
Chemeketan officers for 1931
are as follows: Dr. Chester A.
Downs, president; Ruby M. Hetf
nelL vice president; Walter Rob
inson, membership secretary; Geo.
N. Fake, recording and corres
ponding secretary; Leah M. Su
ing, treasurer; W. M. Hamilton,
chairman of Annual Outing com
mittee; J. A. Burns, eha'.rman of
Local Walks committee; Cora
Randle, chairman of Publicity
committee: Flora Turnbull. Ass't.
chairman Publicity committee; C.
A. Spra rwe, member Puublicity
This Valley
Similar to
Holv Land
While the distance between Jer
usalem and Jerichond Salem and
Silverton is about the same, there
is quite a difference when it
cdmes to travel.
From Salem to Silverton it Is
15 miles and the way is through
a pleasant fertile valley and up
hill only about 100 feet.
From Jerusalem to Jericho Is
about the same distance as be
tween Salem and Silverton, but
the way is through a barren coun
try and downhill to the extent of
more than 3000 feet. And that Is
the reason Judean writers, per
haps living in Jerusalem spoke of,
"down to Jericho." It surely Is
down, away below the sea level.
In its issue of August 1, 1932,
the Weekly Bulletin, published by
the Salem chamber of commerce,
issues these figures on compara
tive distances between points in
the Holy Land and the Willam
ette valley.
Dan to Beersheba, 140 miles.
Portland to Cottage Grove, IIS
Jerusalem to Jericho, 14 miles.
Salem to Silverton, IS miles.
Sea of Galilee, length, 13 miles.
Salem to Gervais, 14 miles.
Jerusalem to Bethlehem, south,
five miles. Salem to Liberty,
south, five miles.
Jerusalem to Shiloch north, 21
mile3. Salem to Hubbard, north,
21 miles.
More than business and profes
sional men of Salem signed an
agreement last summer to make
no donations or subscriptions to
solicitors unless presented with a
card of approval from the Busi
ness Men's league. This has mat
erially .reduced the business of
outof-town colicitors for adver
tising of questionable value.
New Building, new Business
Establishments t Noted
Since Year ago
1932 the year now passing Into
obscurity was a year i of many
changes In Independence. It has J
been a year of many hardships. It
is true, but hopes are high that
1913 will bring many changes for
the better.
Along the building linen S. J.
Hoover haa erected noon his hop
ranch north of town two modern
hop houses, the very latest device
along the line. Independence
Seed and Feed store has built a
rolling and chopping plant within
their store, W. T. Hoffman ad
ded a new house to his modern
dairy farm and a new system of
irrigation for his ladino clover.
L. A. Davis constructed a large,
commodious house upon his hep
ranch. The ranch ha recently
been purchased by Mr. Kennedy,
manager of the Horst company
hop farm. Extensive repairs up
on the house on the McLaughlin
hop ranch have been made for
Bert Gwin, hew foreman of the
Among the changes in the bus
iness district have been: Mailand s
Grocery sras started in the Sloper
building. The Stannar'd Variety
store moved from this building to
the old Carbarey store. Mrs. Tom
Fay and Mrs. Elmer Frye started
a new restaurant in the old Lee
restaurant. A second hand store
was started In the old Holt Meat
Market building. Trump's Auc
tion Block replaced the Ball Sec
ond Hand store. A. L. Thomas
purchased the partnership share
of A. E. Horton in their hardware
store, as C. O. Sloper purchased
the share of his partner W. H.
Cockle in their hardware store
Ray Harmon purchased the- radio
shop from Ross Nelson.
Two new doctors have set up
businesses in town Dr. L. L.
Hewett, and Dr. Ivan Bennett; a
new dentist. Dr. Wiprud; and a
new lawyer, C. L. Marsters.
Independence was quite dis
tressed over the low prices paid In
working in the hop fields, but the
hop growers benefited this year
Their crops were harvested for
less than they have been for many
years, and the hop prices went up
8o 1933 has hopes of being a good
year for Independence and Inde
pendence hopes for everyone.
WOODBURN, Dec. 31 A re
view of Woodburn and its activi
ties during the year of 1932. re
veals that this little Willamette
valley town is tiding through Hhe
depression more handily than
countless other communities of
similar size. The finances of the
city itself are excellent, and the
fact is brought home even more
forcibly when they are compared
with other towns. There are now
very few Woodburn municipal
bondj for sale.
Hop probers in this vicinity
have been very fortunate this
year. With the possible repeal of
Happy New Year
To Our Customer! Friends
Sincerest of thanks and; best
wishes. Thanks for yourj pat
ronage of 1932. Good wishes
for you and yours in 1933. Our
appreciation of your pat fa
vors is exceeded only bjr our
desire to more firmly jnerit
your patronage and friendship
during this and many other
years to come. ,
the eighteenth amendment in 4
sight, the hop price skyrocketed.
A large amount was told at X
cents a pound.
The Ray-Brown cannery here.
although like othe canneries the
object of tome criticism, was un
doubtedly a big help to many
Woodburnltes. The canning plant,
giving . employment to a large
number of men and women, put
up the largest pear pack in Its
history this fall.
Building activity here, as else
where, has been slow. Neverthe
less, a small building Is being
built at the corner of First and
Hayea streets for the use of Dr.
Paul Pemberton.
Not Life of
Onion Trade
LAKE LABISH. Dec. 31 The
onion business, which a year ago
was easily the moat lucrative of
the vegetable businesses, is some
thing considerably: else this sea
son. It is necessary' only to con
trast the prevailing price with
that offered a year ago to he im
pressed with this fact. A year ago
these indispensable Items with the
etherial odor were bringing about
14 per hundred. This year the top
has been' 0 cents with 50 cents
being offered currently. A discon
cert in g discrepancy here.
It la generally believed that but
for the new outlet to Oriental
markets the price would be such
that consumers could buy hundred-pound
sacks in the 15 cent
stores. Several hundred carloads
have departed for the Orient, or
are scheduled to depart.
Last year's mark (which hit a
new high; of $7 for a short period)
Inspired farmers all over the na
tion to go into the onion game.
According to government esti
mates there were 20,482,000 bu
shels raised in 1932, as compar
ed to 12,911,000 in 1931. Cur
iously enough, the Oregon harvest
decreased 63,000 bushels In 1932.
Apparently. Oregon farmers were
cynical as to the possibility of two
good years In a row. Thus far
their Judgment has proven sound.
STAYTON, Dee. 31 A resume
of Stayten's industries shows a
good business during the past
year. In fact the statement is
heard on all sides, that if the
bank here had not closed, Stayton
would "be sittin' pretty."
The $tayton cannery packed
60,000 cases and 5700 barrels, the
latter being wild blackberries and
strawberries. At the peak of the
season around 180 persons were
The Western Batt and Bedding
companyj makers of wool batts,
pads, sleeping bags and other ar
ticles and the C. & P. company,
makers ef wool batts, have kept
a small crew at work continually.
In fact at one time the latter con
cern was obliged to work 2 4 hour
shifts. The concerns have work
ed up a splendid eastern trade.
Never In the history of the town
has there been so much building,
114 houses and one business build
ing having Been built in the past
few months in Stayton and adja
cent districts.
mhjlb stoke
II 18
Town has 1300 People but
Is not Incorporated'
So Taxes are low
MILL CITY, Dec. 31 Few peo
ple of the outside world know that
nestled high up in the coast
ranee of the Cascades Is a little
city of over 1300 inhabitants.
most of whom own small acreage
homes while others rent, the lat
ter mostly from the lumber com
pany. The town Is not Incorporat
ed, aa a result we have no city
officers, no taxes, very few cement
sidewalks and no other Improve
ments to call for the- output of
money as do (hose of other places.
Daring the past year some few
improvements have been made to
residences and public buildings.
Among the latter Ihe most nota
ble was the rerooflng of the school
gymnasium. Catholic chnrch and
the Four-L and Hammond halls.
Several residences have been re
modeled, some few have had ad
ditions built on, and still a few
other new houses have been
Perhaps the most outstanding
feature of the past year is the
high standard maintained by the
grade and high schools. As In the
past these schools are not out
classed by any in the state. The
pupils rank high in both studies
and athletics, and the best teach
ers to be hired are on the facultj
list. One other outstanding fea
ture for the year just going away
is the almost daily operation of
the saw mill. True it has not
operated every day but it has been
kept running so that those who
U'tii i.i lili-iL L.l
1 . TTj,'"": ' J i f
" -!- r Mir' 'M'.' '":
i -
A Neiv Year
brings a new opportunity for accomplish mer.t in all
things, great and small. It is our hope that you may
attain your most coveted desires during the year
just beginning
The First National Bank is pleased to ext?r.t to iU
many customers and friends beat wishes for health,
happiness and good fortune in 1933
K. r. Slade. President
S. B. KUiott. Vice-President
C. W. Paulas, Cashier
H. K. EaUn, Assistant Vtee-Presll?nt
and Trust Officer
A. W. Baither, Acdstaat Cashier
A. B. Bates, Assistant Cathie r
Omle! I. Fry
8. a. BQiatt
J. O. fmi
n. IC. Uotrr
a p. sua
R. I.
JnHiu T. U-ior
Jaiia H. UtMmrr
W. m. KatniUm
OoUr C Rom
3. L. Strr(
Lc atriatt
owned Bank-
were dependent on it for their liv
ing, and that is the '.majority of
the residents, could keep; going,
and due to this, perhaps : we who
lire In this little mountain city
have not felt the depression as
much as those leas fortnnatcs who
Jive In the valleys, "
" For the coming year" at least
nothing is being planned la the
way of building or Improvements.
It is the intention of the mill own
ers so far as possible to keep the
mill operating. Of course this
will depend largely upon the de
mand for bnllding materials dur
ing the year.
Gervais Happy as
Railroad Station
Is Continued Open
GERVAIS. Dec. 31 Announce
ment was received here this week
that the railroad station will re
main open for a time at least,
which was good news to our citi
cens. E. L. JCirhy Is agent at the
present time.
Mr. and Mrs. I. V. McAdoo re
turned Wednesday -night from
San Francisco where they spent
Christmas at the home of their
son. T. W. McAdoo and family.
H. D. Mars of Jefferson, a former
editor of The Gervais Star, con
ducted affairs at the Star office
during their absence.
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Adkisson
are the parents of a daughter,
born at a Salem hospital Wednes
day night, December 28. This is
their first child. Dr. and Mrs.
Adkisson came to Gervais two
years ago, he taking the place of
Dr. H. A. Dowd now of Salem,
when he went east to take post
graduate work.
In the census of 1930, the gov
ernment reports show that only
16.6 per cent of the farms In Ma
rion county s re operated by ten
ant!. b I
T. A. UrtOrv
Cart P. Oerbaerr
H. X. Ohncn
H. O. WhiU
D. a. Jmaa
Mors than
70 Stockholders
in Salem
a? ?'! . i.'::-iv
I -I
4 V