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About East Oregonian : E.O. (Pendleton, OR) 1888-current | View Entire Issue (Jan. 1, 1921)
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DAILY EAST OEEGONIAN, PENDLETON, OREGON, SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 1, 1921.
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PENDLETON WOOLEN MILLS
PIONEER IN ENTERPRISES
- OPERATING IN THIS CITY
Success of Manufacturing Plant
is Due in Chief to Skill of
Bishop Bros., Who Took it
After Rough Career.
One of Pendleton's lonKfut retail
llnhfd and mont surcegxful iimniifdc
lurln enterprise la the Pendleton
Woolen Mill, which will shortly en
W upon Iti iJth year of operation.
The mllla recently cloned down for
the holiday and Inventory, after clos
ing tf auc-ceBufiil year. The groan bual
tiena tranaaoled during 1920 la entlrnn
ted by Chauncey I!li.hop,. one of thn
owners, at $(00,000.
Dm pile declines In the price of wool
and woolen goods during; 1920 which
cut deeply Into the profits of all such
concerns, the Pendleton Woolen Mills
Cave all their employes who have
Isejsn with them a year or more, a
Ijonus of 10 per cent of their unntinl
ralary for a Christmas lift.
, The Pendleton Woolen Mills were
started nearly IS years ago liy a
group of dealers and raisers of wool.
They nfperated a small plant here
with Indifferent financial success fur
mora than a decade, placing on mark
et a food product but fulling to pro
gress In a business sense because thorn
entrusted with the nimiuxement did
not have the business acumen neces
aary to succeed. After giixtainlnx a
steady operating Iohh for 10 or more i
years, decision was mndo to cloao the
Old Mill XiK Kiife
The orislnnl company operated a
scouring mill "In connection with the
plant and purchased wool from vari
ous growers of the Eastern Oregon
country, where "a large variety or
wools was available. There was plen
ty of capital behind the company but
lack of a manager having the ability
to make up products' from the various
grades of -wool and poor development
of marketing opportunities are blam
ed for the Continued deficits which
resulted In the closing of iho plant
Pendleton clthiens were confident
that a woolen mill here could lie oper.
ated profitably. Persons who came
here to bid for the machinery with an
Idea of nvivlng It elsewhere were dis
couraged In thlit and overtures were
made to the present owners, the His
hop Urol hers, to purchase tlie plant
and rehabilitate It In Pendleton.
City llouijlit :10.(HMI Honda
It was neceaxary for Pendleton to
show Its faith In the project In a sub
stantial manner. Ical newspapers
and the Commercial Association en
cournged the move to purchase 130,
mill worth of bonds with which to aid
in financing the mills. These bonds
were quickly floated ai'.rt ore now on
Ihe second half .of their 20-yenr
term. They draw 5 per cent anil are
a first mortgage obligation of tho
What Is the
Secret of Long Life,
In a Tire, Anyhow?
. It's the treadand here is the reason :
The tread of your tire is the part that takes all
the wear, soaks up the road shock and keep? the
bumps away from'the fabric.
Entirely reasonable then that it should be broad
and thick, isn't it?
That's the idea back of .the Super Tread Tire. It's
important and it means a lot more miles to you.
Gertson & Marty
639 Cottonwood Street Phone 595
The oiglnal Investment of Ulshop
Brothers whon thoy purchased the old
machinery and moved It Into a con-1
Crete building erected for the pur
pose, was f uiMiUO. They, combined
under one roof all of the functions
of a woolen mill and in J 90 4 begun
here the manufacture of Indian
robes, auto robes, couch covers und
similar goods. KYom the day the
mill opened under the new manage,
ni.'iit Ui the present It has never been
dosed for luck of business. In 12
Vents It has never been operated lit
a, loss, they say.
The indebtness of the Pendlxton
Woolen .Mill constistM only of the first
mortgage bonds which could be re
tired today were they not Issued for
lh years with'ut the option of earlier
r.-llrement. .The. financial strength of
the Investment is represented in a
doubling of the capacity In the him.
12-years and expansion of the com
pany to other localities.
I our Mllla Now Operated
Four mills" which had been oper
ated at a loss In Oregon, Washington
und California today are being oper
ated successfully by Bishop Brothers.
The Pendleton Woolen Mills i tho
parent of the tho other three, the
first venture of three young men, Hoy
Chauncey and Clarence Ulshop, here
having led to other fields recently.,
Koch of the four mills under this
company's direction Is operated as a
unit. The mill here Is in the heart
of a wool growing district. The mills
at Vancouver and Wwhougul, Wash.,
are both within an hour's rido of
Portland, the wool center of the Paci
fic Northwest. The large wool ware
lioiues In Portlund are of consider-
unie iit-opiu i" me ilium in in, ii j nere, inr an average or r,f persons,
tulning quickly the giades of wool ; ,K between (TCtJO and fxijuo per nion
needeil fur llielr particular w.mts. j n,
The fourth mill under this compaoy s '
iilrectfon la at ICureka. Cal. 2IKI.000 Pounds Handled
The manufactures of each mill arc The other mills are located in man
determined by the materials which t ufacturing towns and are all larger
are available nearby. While robes j than, the parent plant. The Pendle
and covers are made here, the Wash- j ton mill, during 1920, bought and
ougul mills specialize in fancy bell , manufactured Into finished products
blankets, cashmerea and suitings. At I about 200,000 pounds of high grade
Vancouver knitted woolen goods, such , wool.
We charge a very simple fee '
To cure defect ycu can not see
. This Wea of tinkering with your car is all wrong from the m.-irt,
Mr. Man. Our responsible repair service is satisfactory. We know a
car from Its heart to its overcoat. If your auto has some slight simple
ailment let us attend to It at once before It develops into a serious ill
ness. We'ro the doctors.
WATCH FOR OUR MOVING ANNOUNCEMENT
ticncrnl Auto -nlrlng. Service lny or Night
M.tSTKK TP. I CK SAM-IS AM) KKKVK'IO
Itcs. Plume 4M.-.-W shop Plume .'::
JU BEKnASltroCATCK I T -VV
fir I istTBis . Ms f " 7N.
aa hose, are manufactured. The Ku
, leka mills manufacture coarse blank
jfts and coarse muckinaw goods.
Xcarby Markets Help
I Market for the products
each plant manufactures are found
j nearby. Many blankets ami shawls
! made In Pendleton are sold to Indl
' nnn of the Vmutillu, Nci Perce and
j Vaklma reservutioiis nearby. pro
ducts of the Vancouver and Eureka
j mills find their way to the markets
i f the farming, lumbering, mining and
fishing communities of the coast coun-
Owne'ra of the Pendleton Woolen
Mills trace their success back to 1K86
Alien Thomas Kay, an Fnglishman
which wi,h long experiences in the woolen
manufacturing business, acme to Ore
run. lie was the grandfather of Roy.
Chauncey and Clarence Plshop and
with their heritage also from their
father. C. P. Bishop, they have 1-een
i'ble to make of all their mills a suc
cess. Mr. Kay combined the ability
to manufacture from whatever quality
of material he had, a good', product,
i nil to find a market for that pro-
trv in the three Pacific statea.
While the source of raw materials duct,
for all four mills Is m. other ms.er.l . , fa(.ton) r6 credi,e(, wUh
lals necessary In operating the ptat.(h wol
must be snipped in. ruei, oyesiuns: - ..,,,...
ami machinery are foreign to this i """
particular section. Labor is some
thing of a problem owing to the lack
of development of the Pacific states
Pendleton, with the oldest of the
four mills, has the largest labor turn
over. This is due to this city's situa
tion the center of a grain, stock and
wool raising country. In fall and wint
er labor is plentiful' but hlRh wages
and outdoor work offered by farm
ing In summer attract laborers. None
of the plants experiences trouble with
labors, the turnover being due to the
conditions stated. . The Pendleton
plant pays the highest wages, the own
ers say, of any textiles plant on thd
Pacific coast. The monthly pavroll
Just a few words to express our apprc
ciation for your kindness and courtesy
during the old year of 1920. We wish you
"Our Friends," much happiness and pros
perity throughout the New Year of 1921.
pansion from -this nucleus. One is
the large home compumption of the
fir.lshed product. In Oregon, n Pend
leton Indian blanket is found in near
ly everv household. It is the most
ci mmon auto robe. The few thou
sand native Indians in the state have I
included many of theFe robes s n i
part of their garb. Squaws often wear
tho shawls, made by this concern. I
. Products Well Advcni-ed j
Wool products such as manufactur-1
rd here have been well advertised in J
Oreaon for 30 years. There is a con-1
staut demand for the goods and thc
demand is stimulated by attractive i
displays which are shown periodical- ;
ly nil over the state in cooperation j
with the Associated Industries of Ore-1
Hon. ' '
Transportation is quite favorable, to
trade. Goods manufactured at Wash- I
oui.-al, Pendleton and Vancouver may j
be loaded on steamers at Portland andj
taken by the east coast or to San,
Francisco. Eureka is also a seaport, j
All savo Eureka are . on main line j
tronscontii.ontal railroads. j
I'rr.dnct" of the company arc na-1
tic nally known and nationally sold, J
alt bourn as yet they never have been j
nationally advertisel. The business
nearer, home has taxed the capacity of 5
he mills and with machinery pro-
hibii've in cost, expansion of bnsi- j
ness requiring more equipment, up j
to tbc present, would have been con-!
fide re! unwise by the owners. Con- j
dltlons in tho near future, however, I
may justify a national advertising!
campaign and .expansion to hnndle In-1
creased business which could result.
The Pendleton Woolen Mills have
ictn operated purely ns a private cor
! porotion. The bondholders have no
CSjVob-e in the direction of the com
sSS i pa iy. The company goes into the open
ES j market for rn-.v materials and cleans,
HE 1 sconifc, spins and dyes virtually all
SSs'n-'.itr wool used here. It is parctic
5Esally a closed eoporatlon within a fa
5jinily. a family of men who have de
SSlvntru their lifetime to good business.
I especially as It has to do with the
"si" various ramifications of the mann
I fact -ire "f woolens.
Huming licenses were Issued for 192n
to 61 persons Rhfle fig purchased
angling license, .six bought non-resident
hunting llcensej and eight
bought the non-reBldent fishing lic
enses, each of which costs ilo.
The hunting licenses sold during
1919, however, more than doubled
the number sold last year. The fl- j
gures were 161 for 1920, against 324 j
for 1919. One hundred and one fish-1
Ing licenses were sold for 1919 aa j
compared with 58 for the year end- j
ing. , . j
The county lit allowed to keep five
per cent of the tqtal amount taken in
by the clerk for licenses each year,
to go Into the general fund. This
year's percentage totaled 34.3'i. Last
year the percentage was I.IS.KO.
Pales were the heaviest in Septem
ber when 1117.80 Was remitted to the
state treasurer. In this month the
hunters prepared for the deer, grouse
and pheasant season and for the fall
Figures on the sales of licenses by
other agencies In the city and county
do not come to the county clerk at
the licenses are handled by the state
fish and game commission direct to
the sellers. I
Like "Gasoline Gus" shadow
gas costs never catch up with
the enjoyment you get out of
motoring when there's a New
Stromberg Carburetor on your
car. r uel expenses don t put
tax on yt cT travel. You never
begrudge money spent for gaso
line because you know you get
the last ounce of value from
every ounce of fuel used.
Without a doubt the N,
Stromberg Carburetor is the
most economical carbureter
ever produced. It has estab
lished world economy records
on practically all makes of cars.
And it is economy that counts
that amounts to something.
Not just a few more miles but
enough more mileage to run
into big worth-while money i
a season of motoring.
Maybe you're not keen about
cutting down your gas costs:
Makes no difference you'll
want a New Stromberg Carbu-1
retor just the same. The effi
ciency of the New Stromberg
the perfection of process of
carburetion that make It the
most economical carburetor
that ever fed gas into an engine
also makes it productive of
greatest power of greatest
speed of better acceleration
of easier starting on any car
of any year. One of these, or
all of them, yon do want and
can absolutely get through
employment of the New
Don't take our word for it
We don't ask you to. Let us
equip your machine with a New
Stromberg. Try it out for ten
days. If you are not entire Iv
sold on btromberg tuptrwnty.
men well take back the carbu
retor and youll not be out a
The fairness of our offer is
the best kind of proof that
you'll be mighty pleased with
Mo Clearing . House, MQ
714-18 Thompson St.
iGAME FUND GETS LESS
! THAN FROM 1919 SALE
, ' Huntsmon nnd nnslcnt did not Ml - 1
rjroni.? tho county clerk ns heavily in
UO as thoy did in l!tV the annual,
1 tvpnri of Kumo licenses issued during
jp i the year by the clerk, shows. The d
I licit is not tnken to indicate, how
ITT I over, that there were fewer hunter?
1 ind fishermen, for licenses are issued
j by mst of the sportinjr goods deal
-rs of the city and county and they
S3 In not deal through the county clerk,
! The total rmonnt of money taken in
i "or licenses this year was hut $!S
SSj ompnred with JUST.Tr for thv yenr j
EEjof 1919. Combinations issued hy Ihej
SEC ; '.'lerk for each year nmled thp j
wj :;me, 71. These netted $-11.
i -. .w(f iii'iii l n r tilt' itiillU't'l (M
..... i Wkt
rijiTtS . resident huming licenses were issneo J MORC
llllllu i ts were resident ansltug licenses.
Everybody knows Buick builds slx-cylindcr
that Buick sold its entire 1920 out-put
long before the end of the season.
-that Buick has sold a large percentage
of its 1921 schedule.
that Buick users are Buick salesmen.
that Buick car values are 100 per cent.
Added to their recognized high service value the
new Buick models possess a distinctive beauty.
Their graceful lines and handsome appointments
merit the pride which early buyers have expressed.
Nineteen Twenty One Buick automobiles have
more improvements than any Buick models in the
past fiv e years and 1921 models represent 25 greater
used car values.
Many of our spring deliveries are already contracted
for. Thousands have been disappointed during
past years because of the shortage of Buick cars.
The matter of present purchasing
should receive the immediate
consideration of motor car buyers ux
Oregon Motor Garage, Inc.
119, 121 V. Court
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