The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, December 31, 1933, Page 8, Image 8

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4 t The OREGON STATESMAN. Sakm. Oregon. Sanday Morning, December 31. 1933
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Wages Raised by Codes but
Increase Also Reflects
Greater Activity
Trobably the largest payroll
distributed among the employee
ot the Salem canneries daring a
year's time was disbarsed i n
19SJ, with the best available fig
ures shewing that more than
1533,700 was paid to the thou
sands of men and women em-
- ployed In the seven major can
neries and the five other fresh
and dried trait packing establish
ment. v
: While the payroll was boosted
considerably- by the coast ca li
ners' agreements for a 27 4 cents
"wage, and the NRA code wage
of 30 cents per hour both of
which prenlled for women dur
ing the season the more than
half million dollars spent for la
bor alone also reflected increased
packing over 1932.
The 1933 cannin season
which started June 5 when Reid
Murdoch opened on gooseber
ries, saw about 1,000,000 cases
put in cans in the seven Salem
canneries. This is about 200,090
cases more than in 1932, and
about comparable to the 1931 j
pack. Added to the Salem Dark.
other Marion county canneries at
Woodburn and Stayton. put up
sizeable packs and the Wood
burn cannery smashed all pay
roll records there.
Outlook Is Good
Canneries enter the new year
in a laore optimistic mood than
has prevailed for the past three
seasons, and as one veteran ob
server remarked: "The red on
the cannery ledger Is a lot light
er shade to begin 1934 than it
has been for the last three
Two other hopeful signs for
the new year in the canning in
dustry generally are first, in
creased reservations for the an
iiual national canners' convention
in Chicago in January, marking
the greatest interest in a num
ber of years. Also, contrary to
practices of the last three years
when canners have taken ,b i ,
losses in liquidation of inven
tories, "rock bottom" is now re
ported on this phase, with "indi
cations of a
On the canners' soles end, bus
iness, too a lively spurt in Julie
and July, but sagged materially
after that, though, as indicated
above, the year ei.ds with a
healthier tone.
Tariff Is Factor
Contrary to wh- might be ex
pected here, the devaluation of
the hat h.d little or no
fffect open I icreaslng (he canned
. gools sales, inasmuch as heavy
tariff barriers exclude canned
goods from export to all coun
tries except the United Kingdom,
there has been some increase
exDort of pa s. peaches and apri
cots, cf which onl pears are
canned locally.
Inflation helped to some ex
tent export of dried fruits, espe
cially prune? in which deal Salem
packers got - gooi share of busi
ness, and of resh apples and
pears. The Salem area lent no fig
ure in the apple and . pear ship-
uremia, uui neavy shipments or
uriea prun:, rrom here wer
made through the Port of Port
land fr many foreign lands an-t
the unusual situ, iion prevailed o:
the bul" of the drieo prune hold
ings here being cleaned out be
fore the end of the,, ear.
f PruneCrop Slight
The dried prun- production in
the Salem area was only about
25 per cent of 1932 s crop, but
on the other hand Southern Ore
gon bad a he '.vie.- crop, so the
local packers handled only slight
ly less tonnage than in V932. L
: cal prunes on the hill" and high-
er levels were almost a complete
failure, due to ,e.ere weather
. conditions last winter.
'; ; On-thi fresh prune pack, in
, spite of cror failure here, the lo
, cal pack was probably 10 to 15
per cent heavier thai in 1932,
due to shipment In of bouthern
- Oregon fresh nmnx -
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xne disastrous freeze of a year
Chamber of Commerce has Big Year;
Numerous Conventions Brought Here
Highlights of Each Month's Activity Listed in Report by Officials;
' B. E. Sisson Heads Work
The Salem chamber of com
merce has had a most active and
eventful year, according to R
E. Sisson, president during 1933.
in the annual report as shown in
inecnamDer bulletin of January 1.
The report Just calls attention
to a few of the high spots of
the year's work, month by month,
and is as follows:
Worked with state and national
forest officials to have set aside
primitive area south of Jeffer
son. Result: Area acquired includes
famous Eight Lake district, all
just few miles from North San
tiam highway.
' During month, 1360 attended
I meetings, all of civic nature. Real
Appeared before the Public
Serviee commissioner in behalf of
Spaulding Logging company.
Meeting of 80 grocerymen at
dinner, resulting in better hand
ling of Salem products.
1245 attended meetings in the
chamber rooms, discussing c ! 1 e
Headquarters for seed loan ap
plications, Marion county farmers
receding $49,000.
Worked with G. A. R. commit
tees for state meeting.
760 attended meetings at Cham
ber. April
Held meetings with several cit
ies in the valley relative to river
Cooperated with the Cherrians
to observe annual Blossom day.
. Sent delegation to Corvallis to
get annual convention Oregon
Building congress, 1934. Got It.
Entertained two state conven
tions. .rgo put a hundred per cent crimp
in the Ktte nurg canning pack,
with.Lon of this variet canned
here. Marshall strawberries came
through the freese better but
only about 25 cent of the
heavy barrelling done in 1932
was complished in 19 3. Prob
ably not more a 500 tons of
Marshalls were put In cold pack.
Scarcitv of strawberries boosted
the market price abo' e the low?
of 1932. an- last snrink the Sub
limity strawberry pool went for
5 V' cents per pound.
The near nack. built chieflv
on pears irought in from Wash
inton end Southern Oregon, was
the heaviest individual pack made
by the Salem plants, pears can
ned here ran close to 7,800 tons,
or about a 30 per cent increase
ever 1932. The three major items
of the 1933 paek were pears,
prunes and cherries.
Loganberries, - not in them
selves a heavy crop here, showed
a 25 per cent greater amount go
ing into cans than in 1932. with
about 25 tons handled the past
season. Black raspberries pro
duced a greater quantity than in
1932, but the red raspberry deal
was shorter.
Bumper Cherry Crop
Cherries proved a bumper crop
in the Salem area, with double
the quantity of 1932 ripening the
t 'k
Pt year, but the canned pack
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was oniy siigniiy largea man m
193 2, when about 1,000 tons
went through the cannery boilers.
The great surplus in the cherry
deal went Into brine, with several
thousand tons of Royal Annes be
ing handled this way. Early in
the season it was estimated as
high as 100 tons of black cher
ries vould be shipped out as
fresh fruit, but shipments were
way. under this. In fact, the black
cherry deal was largelr disas
trous, as the fruit did not hold
up in transit to eastern and
mid-west points. Heavy losses
were reported by some shippers
of the blacks.
.Canners have Mttle comment
to make on 1934 prospects for
the grower, as tonnages of course
are dependent upon weather con
ditions between now and ripen
ing, and prices for various fruits
are dependent upon demand be
tween now and harvest and other
It is entirely likely, however.
that the producers
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will akare .
New Year's
Worked with Salem plumbers
in state convention. Result: Best
one ever held in Oregon.
Cooperated Oregon Fox Breed
ers for annual show to be held
in Salem, 1934.
Telegraphed full and complete
Information regarding need o f
maintaining Salem Indian school
to representatives In congress.
Kept up the fight for the school.
Result: Instead of closing,
there are 300 students at Chem
awa. Juno
Took up fight to keep annual
high school basketball tourna
ment in Salem.
Cooperated with Klwanis club
In planning state picnic at Silver
Falls State Park.
During May and June, 2387
people attended meetings at the
chamber, all for good of com
munity. July
Principal work was in organiz
ing the local NRA aa rennpstad
by the President. Also in call
ing various meet in en to dinpuRa
NRA problems. All rooms of the
chamber given to this important
Entire month given to cooper
ating with those working out the
NRA code. Helped organize the
Salem Retail Merchants' associa
tion. Retail Meat Dealers' associ
ation, and others.
Total of 25 large NRA meet
ings held during month with at
tendance of more than 1,000 In
this work. Wm. P. Ellis elected
general in charge.
Worked with County Court and
State Highway commission to ad
vance opening of the North San
tiam highway.
Worked for establishment of
Federal Re-Employment bureau
least in recovery benefits as far
as canneries go, for another year.
This is because virtually every
item the canner Uses In his busi
ness, except the fruits, is regu
lated by stringent NRA codes,
and the only basis for price shav
ing left is the fruit itself. For
after all, "the canner has to sell
in a competitive market," as one
buyer remarks.
Prune and pear prices showed
good increases In 1933 over ear
ly season prognostications, but
canners hold these boosts were
due not so much to the recovery
aeai as supply and demand and
increased exportation on prunes;
and to worms cutting the sur
plus out of the pear crop.
vegetable packing here rot
some impetus during the year,
witn comparatively heaw bean
and tomato packs put np in the
West Salem plant for the West
Stayton growers' cooperative
aeai; Paulns Brothers handled a
large carrot pack, this work ex
tending toward the end of the
year; and Oregon Pacling han
dled a quantity of pumpkins and
Here is one Dlace where Pnlk
county leads handily over Mar
ion county ana auihoritv for ih men t is tne u. s. census of
It is in prunes. Of the 50 lead.
ing prune growing counties In the
United- States. Oregon ha ten nf
When it comes to nrnnes. the.
1930 census gave Polk county 1,
017,011 trees in bearinr and Mar.
ion county. 945.364. nnnriai
county, (Roseburg District) made
a gooa snowing with 1,060,363
trees reported in bearing when
the 1930 census was taken.
Marion COUntT Was rennrted
with 3104 farms nroducinsr
prunes, while Polk count v
credited with 1171 farms.
Polk countr ranked aeeonii In
value Of Its 1929 croon of nranM
in Oregon, with Douglas county
ursi. xamniii county third and
aianon county- iourtn.
in Salem for convenience of Mar
ion and Polk counties. Cooper
ated with Federal agent and
farmers In reducing wheat acre
age. Before Highway commission,
protesting against proposed plan
to. take 84 per cent of road funds
already allotted to various parts
of state.
Issued 1934 edition of cham
ber farm booklet, "Come to Ore
gone," advertising Marion coun
ty. . Helped truckmen by giving
free use of auditorium for many
Important meetings.
With interest in truck meet
ings and NRA special meetings,
total attendance at chamber rooms
during month was 1835.
Meetings with Marion county
delegation in legislature, relative
to legislation affecting Marion
Conferring with C. C. Hockley,
state engineer for the PWA, rela
tive to building of dock.
Good work in the legislature on
the proposed PWA building plans.
If approved, will include $875,600
building in Salem.
In state liquor bill, appeared
before committees and changed
headquarters of commission from
Portland to Salem.
1237 attended meetings at
More work with the legislature
Cooperated with Civic Works
administration, creating special
work in Salem.
Appealed to Senator McN'dfi tnr
help in having prune tracts prop
erly appraised for federal farm
During month, 1075 attended
meetings in chamber rooms, all
WOrkintr for e-nol nf ilum an A
The Oregon state highway de
partment, during 1933.
approximately $12,400,000 tn tm.
prove and maintain its highways,
according to a tentative survey
completed Dy otflcials.
This amount Included $4,425,
000 for construction, $1,765,000
for maintenance. S3.S70 onn fn.
bond expenses, $1,600,000 contri-
Dution to counties, $780,000 for
secondary highways, $280,000
contribution to the state police,
$50,000 for miscellaneous expense
ana zdu,voo for administration
The department paved approxi
mately u miles or highway dur
ing the year, graded 65 miles and
surfaced 70 miles with roct
An additional 65 miles of high
way were treated with bituminous
macaaam, 25 miles with new oil
and 75 miles regrading.
The department maintained
4125 miles of main highways and
1962 miles of secondare rnaH
Officials said they were able to
maintain the state's rnni nf a re
duction of $220,000, compared
wun i3J, due to increased effi
ciency. This record- was Tnada deanlra
that" 170 miles of highway were
nuuea to me roaa system during
me year.
Only one fourth of the fAmai
in Salem over the age of 10 years
are gainfully employed, or rath
er, were, as this firure i fmm
the U. S. CenSUS taken In Anrll
of 1930. TO be exact. th ft.
ore is 25.4 ner cent-
At, the same time. 4 u. ner
cent of all males in Salem 10
years of age and older were gain
fully employed.
When it comes to the numW
the census says 2,891 females 10
years of age and older were work
ing when the. 1930 .
en ana iv,7o males
niiii iir-aiiir u ; i.
tiAIIv Ml IN
Total for f933 53i2 Inches
Setting Record; Last
3 Months Damp
During the past few years. Jup
iter with his sprinkling can, has
been giving Salem a lot of at
tention, especially during the last
three months of the past three
During the year 1931, the to
tal Salem rainfall was 48.85 inch
es of which 22.84 inches fell
durine ftrtnhar ?lT..n. I. j
A. T till UCI SOU
Then in 1932, with a total
rainfall of 42.06 inches, the to
tal for the last three months of
the year was 20.06 inches.
a rainraii or 6S50 Inches
during 1933 nrnveA rDVMl niton 1
ing. December, with nreMn
tion to date nf 17 ce
down as the rainiest month on
iccura nere since 1880.
. I5f,annnal avepage for Salem
is 37 inches. In 1930, the to
tal in Salem was in nc i,.v
yet the next year, the total rain-
"'"uuiea io 48.85 inches.
Old timers can remember Feb
ruary and March nf -tana v
tor 58 davs it mind nj
and the sun remained behind a
cloud, it Just didn't quit rain
ing for 58 days, which easily
xTrvkettne record attributed to
Noahs heavy rainfall, figured at
40 days and 40 nights.
Now, years hence, when mld-dle-agers
are old timers, they
perhaps will recall the heavy rain
lo,i T tm durlnS December of
1933 when Salem was given more
water in one week than eastern
Oregon receives during the whole
year. y
Raspberries Not
Main Crop Here;
Ranking is 21st
Marion rnnnn tor.' - i , .
j iou i cuusiaereu
TPrr tvh,K v 1
ui b iaiuerry Dearing
county, yet in 1929, it ranked
21st in the United States.
Muunoman county ranked
fourth. Vamtim n
m , ...... wuui mum, ana
Clackamas county 15th.
The Vli .....I
"v "6 eiiuerry acreage in
1929 was in Berrien county, Mich
igan, reporting 4574 acres, with
Pierce rnnnlv Ttriigiiii,n
ing second with 2366 acres.
"iitujgtto ana unio are tne two
lead In- rec
Manufacturers of Daily Capacity
1 Watermarked and Unwater-
I marked Bond 180,000 lbs. Bleached
J Bleached and Unbleached SulrSiite
I Sulphite
I Glassine, Greaseproof, White 24,000 lbs. Unbleached
and Colored cs i i.
. i oulphite
I Posting Ledger, and Light-
weight Specialties 220,000 lbs. Paper
Fountain of Eternal Youth Seen
In County's Hot Mineral Springs
Breitenbush Discovered Them in 1 640 After
Ponce de Leon Failed - ,
Even in ancient times, they
were hunting for hot mineral
springs and hot baths and of
course every high school student
knows all about Ponce oa Lcnn
who was looking, for the hot
springs that would give eternal
Chances are Ponce de T
heading towards the Hot Springs
01 Arkansas, as the far western
country waa unknown to those
hardy Spanish explorers and hence
he never heard of the Breitenbush
Mineral Hot Springs.
In fact, no one else
of them until along in 1840, a
one-armed Dutchman by the name
of Breitenbush happened to hear
irom Indians about the famous
Make this a happy New Year by making ft a safe New year. Resolve to drive carefully and
keep your car in a safe condition to drive at all times. ,
The brakes and steering are the two most impor
tant factors of safety about your automobile. . .
?itkw 11 habtt t0 have tbem InsPeted regularly, at least every three months whether yon
think they are all right or not. Brakes and steering are my specialties and I will gladly in
spect them for you free of charge. Start a good habit now.
mi&E !IPA&JIK.
275 South Commercial SI. i 2 Blocks South of Sf ate St
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springs that would cure almost
Now we have the famous Brei
tenbush Mineral Hot Springs with
in 70 miles of Salem and physi
cians who know, say these springs
will come a lot nearer restoring
health and youth than any min
eral springs in the United States.
At the Breitenbush springs yon
may take mud baths, drink a lot
of water with plenty of chlorin
and sodium in it, get massaged to
your heart's content and then
sleep in the high mountain coun
try, breathing air that is 2100
feet higher than the kind yon
breath in Salem.
Within a year, the forest road
from Olallie butte will be com
I Wish you
a Prosperous
and a Happy
New Year
pleted arid, then Portland people
will have ashort -drive into these
famous springs, returning by way
Of Salem, Viewing some ot the
most Interesting scenery In Ore
gon, -
And they do say that if you will
stay at the Breitenbush springs a
month, you will get exactly what
Ponce de Leon was after. That i.
good healthy rest. and renewed
youth. .ft
Fishing Regions
Here Extensive
Marion county has 1196 square
miles of territory. Also 1100 lakes
for fishing. Almost a fishing lake
to every square mile. And then
there is an awful lot of river
bank in the county adding fact
to the statement that Marion
is and should be a fisherman's
paradise.. Some people go fishing
right within the city limits of Sa
lem along Mill creek. Why leave
home when you can fish right in
the cityT