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United PURITY News, Friday, February 15, 1929
The Official Weekly Newspaper of the .
United JPlLJISnTT Stores
C. M. Lee, Editor and Manager
Editorial Offices, Trade and Cottaje Streets, Salem, Oregon
Robert G. Duncan, editor of
Known to the grocery world as "Fighting Bob." a very capable and
original writer and chanipion of the independent retail grocer, has
the following to sav, in I part, of the United Purity Stores in the
t ebruary issue of the Trade Register:
"It begins to look ps if the
are to have pome opposition down
Willamette Valley. Theodore
Grocery Co., has merged the Associated and Triangle Stores with a
group of strong independent retail grocers into a respectable and
formidable organization to be known as the United Purity Stores.
In keeping with the trend of the
will be operated m a very business-like and up to the minute
"They are allied with the Willamette Grocery Co.. and a like
organization in Washington with
Purity Stores for buying purposes and other benefits to be derived
from such a tremendous purchasing power. The benefits are to
be passed on to the consumer through the independent home own
ed United Purity Stores.
"C. M. Lee. proprietor of Lee's White Grocery at Salem A
United Purity Store and formerly a popular merchant of Coos
Bay is general manager of this
fact alone gives the merger a good start toward success. Its the
man behind the .gun that wins the fight and with Theodore Roth
a crafty and experienced wholesale grocery man and buyer, keep
ing his eye peeled for every move of the enemy and C. M. Lee on
guard, with his knowledge of the
ration should develop real power
grocery field; of Oregon.
"Theodore Roth has not always acted kindly toward the editor
of the Trade Register, or handed our projects any bouquets but in
this instance we lay aside all hardfeelings, forget our clashes with
the Salem grocer and wish him well with this undertaking of rais
ing and putting the independent
pete with foreign owned chain stores that are threatening his very
existence in the business field.
The largest onion center of
trict commening on the Pacific highway, about five miles north of
On about 500 acres of land the growers there last year har
vested about 65 cars of onion sets. The total value of the crop
was nearly a half million dollars. They will add about 100 acres
this year, which should yield over 100 cars of onions, making their
total shipments, based on last year's yields, over 600 cars. I
One tract of 12 acres last year produced 18 cars; another 11
acres 14 cars, and another 11 acres 13 cars. The slogan was, a
few years ago, "a car to an acre.". They are exceeding that. now,
as the reader will note from the above. It is possible to make it a
car and a half ; more, in fact. Small patches have produced there
at the rate of two cars to the acre. There are 300 of the regulation
100 pound sacks to the car.
The sales there, on contract, began at $1.25 a sack in July,
and the prices have mounted to $1.50, $2.25, $3.00, and up to $4.00.
The 75 cars yet unsold are being generally held for better than a
$4.00 price. 1
"Onions will bring a higher return for a smaller amount of
capital invested than any other big money crop that can be grown
on our beaverdam lands," said a leading grower.
Our onions are prime keepers; the. Oregon yellow dan vers; it is
the sulphur in the beaverdam lands.
"Onions are better than rouge for the complexion, and cheap
er," saysa college authority. They are good for the health.
We may go far as the onion center of the country. There is
much good onion land all over the valley.
. A Weather Formula
Of making many books there is no end. So sang a prophet of
old. And It might be said with equal truth that of the making
of weather prophets there also is no end. There tribe increases.
Their shadows never grow less. And always what they say is
An Iowa weather man is the latest prophet to appear on the
fecene of action and he makes known to an expectant world a
"simple" formula which he has devised, founded on observations
tnade over a long period of years, and which, he says, "works."
This is the formula : Given the June average temperature, all
that is necessary to determine the temperature for July, August
fcnd September is to multiply that temperature by 0.34 and add
46.37. If August proves to be considerably lower than the for
mula would seem to indicate, then September will be warm, and if
it is higher then September will be cool. A cool June, he finds,
is invariably followed by three months of below normal weather
71 per cent of the time. If June is warm, July will be dry 81 per
Cent of the time, and the probable amount of rainfall in inches is
found by multyplying the June temperature by 0.33 and substract
ing the result from 26.75.
Isn't it remarkably simple?
If the bestowal of large prizes is all that is necessary to solve
the difficult prohibition problem, then it is safe to say we are right
now fast nearing its solution and ultimate success lurks" just
around the corner.
For prize follows prize with no hint, as yet, of a let-up.
.The latest prize idea is supplied by a Connecticut man who
described himself as a life-long prohibitionist, but one who never
theless recognizes the fact that the "Eighteenth Amendment
never can be satisfactorily enforced until the habitual drinker has
ceased to demand alcoholic liquor."
The problem, as he views it, is to eliminate this demand on the
part of such drinker by supplying him with a non-alcoholic bever-
aage that' shall have "kick" enough
that mild stimulant that his alcohol-saturated . physical system
needs, but without intoxicating him and without leaving in his
mouth that 'dark brown taste' of the morning after."
That the genius of American chemists can give us such a non
intoxicating beverage with a "kick," manufactured from grains,
fruits and vegetables grown on American farms, the originator
firmly believes. He suggests that some public-spirited , man of
wealth offer a prize of $100,000 for a formula, and that if this
were done, a formula would be forthcoming. zj
It would be fine to have such a formula, no doubt. . tv
But would our "habitual drinkers" have anything to do with it?
Co-operation is the big idea in modern business. Team work
is the thing that counts Modern Businessmen of-the highest and
finest type are not the overseers or task masters . of their em
ployes. - They are their friends, helpers, and co-workers. J. j
The highest reward that dod gives us for good work and kind
words is the ability to do better, work and say kmder words to.our
jaiiowmen,;. - - ; .
Merger in Oregon 1
Duncan's Trade Register and well
Wall Street ownd chain grocers
Salem way, and throughout the
Roth, manager of the Willamette
times the United Purity Stores
a membership of over 400 United
new organization, and this bare
retail grocery game, this organi
and gain wide prestage in the
retail grocer in a position to com
Oregon is in the Lake Labish dis
to slake the thirst and "supply
Basco on THE CANDLE
Copyright 1928. Warner Broa. Pictures Inc.
CONQUEST," starring Monte Blue, la a Werner Bros, plcturlzatlon off
Arthur Faunce, an explorer, has
fust returned from an expedition,
headed by Simon Overton, to the
South Pole, where, according to re
ports, Overton died. Faunce, as sec
ond in command, receives the hon
ors which would have been Overton's
had he lived. Both men loved Diane,
daughter of Judge Ilerford, but
neither had spoken, Faunce because
of his great friendship for Overt on.
After a dinner for. Faunce given by
the judge, the explorer brings Diane
photographs of the expedition which
Overton had asked that she have,
and talks to herHf the commander.
She, too, rose Involuntarily from
her seat and faced him. Her pale
face and her slight figure in its
black draperies, recalled to his
mind the charm and buoyant grace
of a wonderful picture.
"I loved him," Fau-ace continued,
with a painful effort at self-con
trol. "No one in the world could
have suffered more bitterly than I
at his loss. I don't want you to feel
that I purposely tried to take hhvj
place in this great achievement,
only fell heir to his glory."
She was deeply touched. She
raised her beautiful eyes to
She raised her eyes.
Faunce's face, holding out her hand
In an Involuntary gesture of friend
ship and good-will.
"I think you're more than his
heir," she said gently. "He was so
' large-hearted, so Just, that I know
he would feel, as I do, that you were
his comrade and his partner in sac
rifice and fame."
There was an instant of silence,
one of those moments which be
come almost supreme in their ef
fect upon two lives. Then, as
Faunce seemed to have no words in
which to reply, he took Diane's
hand in both of his and lifted it
gently to his lips.
Half an hour later. Judge Her
ford stood on his front steps, bid
ding his last two guests good-night.
"Come again!" he called after
tnem in his deep bass. "You'll al
ways And us prepared enough for
the pair of you. By the wajr,
Fa .wee, I suppose it's too much to
expect that any one so famous as
you will hang around Mapleton
"I don't know any better place to
hang around. Judge," Faunce re
plied. "When a man's been in exile
two years, the old places look good
"That's right I Then be sure you
don't forget your way here."
"He won't!" Dr. Gerry flung
back, as he plodded toward the
gate. "You're not the only attrac
tion at this house, Hadley. For my
part, I only come here to see
They heard the judge's laugh fol
lowing them, and saw his large fig
ure still outlined against the light,
the big gray head and massive
shoulders and long body looking a
little too heavy for the short legs.
"If Hadley had been sawed off at
the waist, they'd have said he was
a perfect model for a Roman em
peror," observed the doctor.
Faunce agreed with some amuse
ment. "It's strange. Isn't it, how some
men seem to lose their proportion
when they stand up? They're not
put together In equal parts."
"A good many who are put to
gether right outside are out of Joint
"How about the mental propor
tion or shall we call it the spir
itual?" "That depends upon how much
you follow the dean. A mental
twist is pretty nearly certain to go
hand in hand with moral lopsided
lies a, though.
The doctor nodded, trudging
sturdily forward toward the turn
in the road which led to his own
house. The autumn air was chill
with frost, and Faunce seemed to
hiver as be buttoned up his coat.
Dr. Gerry, observing the young
man from the tail of his eye, re
Citil.a VicTiro ci Motht
To be piiirn nlivi N t he fate ol
uany f mir rnalp:i trees. Tremon
lous ravages l.v I lie c.-i trtlpa p;!i!nx
tin i iiMliirs or larvae of "lie of our
hhi'Iht lined h;ivk ninths li:ive
tripped I heir . tn;:bs of foliage awl
fn Ibcni bare liinl i:its!ghtly. says the
Xatnre Jlagazhi. Sometimes I lie trees
He from those severe defoliations aim!
.Kvasbmally entire plantations have
been destroyed. ' r
! Cempaaioat of Trwtb
The gwitSeM friend of truth Is lime;
hergrPMtet enemy Is prejmlli-e. and
her constant comn;inin Is liumillly.
Colton V . ' -
" 7" '"-r Few Have Any to Cocat
, One rtsiHu h' '? love
'a lover Is tweeum tou i ViMjtit his
.-change." New raat !e Nwa.
in the WIND"
iyMARY IMLAY TAYLOR
"Feel a chill, eh? X shouldn't
think you'd mind it, after the south
"Any touch of cold that reminds
me of that is enough to make me
shiver. I can't close my eyes now
without seeing those livid wastes
and hearing the wind. It's a frozen
"It's on your nerves. How many
hours do you sleep at night?"
Faunce gave him an uneasy look,
in which surprise and something
like apprehension were strangely
mingled; but the street lights were
poor, and he could only half discern
the old man's face as it emerged
above the heavy-collar of his great
coat. 71 don't sleep at all. How did
you find that out?"
"I've seen a good many in the
same plight before, for one thing,
and you're a pretty easy case to
"Am I?" Faunce laughed harsh
ly. "I didn't know it. Perhaps you
can tell me what to do, then?"
"Stop taking narcotics, to begin
with, and then get control of your
I've only taken small doses.
enough to get a little sleep," con
tinued Faunce. "I had to have it.
Perhaps" he laughed unsteadily
"perhaps you can tell me what I've
"Oh, it might be anything." the
doctor replied carelessly; "but I
should call it chloraL"
"You've hit it! I shall begin to
think you're a mind-reader."
"I am, in a sense. The fact is, I
can tell you what's the matter with
yea now; It's your nerves. ; ou'ye
gotj something on your mind, and
you won't be any 'better, you we n't
sleep any sounder, until you get It
Faunce was startled. He glanced
around again, but could only make
out the dim outline of Gerry's blunt
profile between the old man's collar
and the big soft hat he had pulled
comfortably down to his ears.
"That sounds like saying that
honest confession is good for the
soul, he said with his nervous
laugh. "I should never have sus
pected you of commending that
"I've been father confessor for a
good many,", retorted the doctor
crustily. "What I meant to say.
though, was much simpler. You've
got to free your mind. When a man
lets anything bite in as your trou
ble seems to be doing, he soon
comes to the end of his tether. I
can give you something to ease up
the body, but I can't do anytnmg
for the mind. You'll have to look
after that for yourself."
Faunce took a step toward the
gate, as if an Impulse moved him
to follow the doctor in. Then he
turned with an inarticulate excla
mation, waved an abrupt good
night, and walked rapidly away
Into the darkness.
He tramped steadily down the
long lane. It led to the edge of the
little river, scarcely more than a
brook, which divided the village
into two unequal parts. It was past
midnight and in that rural com
munity, where early hours pre
vailed, the feeling of solitude was
as Intense as it he had reached the
end of the world and was alone in
the October night, the last man.
Such a feeling had come to him
once before, fraught with such cruel
terror, such a sensation of disin
tegration, of the loss of all that was
mortal, that Faunce could never for
get it, could never feel even the
reflection of it again without recall
ing those vast and terrifying
wastes, that Inexorable sky, that
blinding, cruel, exterminating Ice
that had frozen its Image on his
He tried to drive the thought of
It from his mind, and, by fixing his
gaze on that intimately familiar
scene, to recall the days when, as
a lad, he had fished by that old
bridge. His mother had died when
he was born, and his father had
married again. Young Arthur, in
the way of a gay stepmother, had
been reared by a fend maternal
No one had disciplined his child-'
hood, and he knew that as a boy he
had done some mean tricks, which
a better-trained lad would have
scorned. But he had ceased to be
small and tricky when he fell in
with Overton, his senior by three
years in age and by ten in mental
development. He realized now, as
he looked back on the long per
spective, that Overton had saved
Strong-willed and straight-thinking,
Simon Overton had possessed
that kind of spiritual force of which
leaders and martyrs are made. He
had been a leader even at school.
It was not alone young Overton's
physical strength, and his 6klll in
their favorite sports: it was a cer
tain unfailing stanchness of char
acter, a fearless square-dealing,
that impressed the others, and
Faunce had only followed the uni
versal lead when he attached hin;
self to him.
(To be continued.)
Won't Co That Far
Jud Tun!:ins says fortune . tellers
ore wise :x,!p. T!i?.vre willing to
tell yon are in love viltli a blonde or n
bninelte, hut nono of them ev-r risk
nny definite hiV: u how to bet on
an election. W::-'1 ' -'oil star.
, Legislators' Emolument
. The firs' salary ilild".l upon to
senators Jind Tppr'oa'ii la lives In eon
grws as V1 a d;iy for each day u
nscmlKV tit tended. The present salary
of a n-.etr.Jier of tnn;:rers is $10,000.
V Craia Power Waited
FvJetstlsU and i)(-!i Juntas . bIl
that tio-l-aliui$t no Itiuil to what
llie hum::n brain -m nitt!ii!irli. ypf
the majority f juople use only 10 jhm
cent cf their brain power. ; . ' - .
by T. T. MAXEY
THE receipt of unbelievably large
numbers of letters addressed to in
dividuals and concerns which could
not be located at the address given
and could not be "returned to the writ
ers because no return address was
given, led the Post Office department,
as far back ns 1S25, to establish a
di-ad-Ietter oflke In Washington for
the purjxtse of working out n proper
disposition of such mail. Incidental
ly, the Inrxe amount of money found
In uncialmei! letters likewise led to
the establishment of our present postal
money order system In ISC I.
Hut the Hood ot UHdelivernble let
ters continued to Increase ut un
nluriniii mle mid the estiiMishmeiit
of tiie parcels post incite nni iters
worse so Unit several branch offices
had to be opened.
L'ndell vei:. hie letters nre opened and
destroyed utiles lUvy contain some
thing of value or Inf rm:ttlon m:iklii
their return to the writers possihle.
Those containing muililn of obvious
value are field for one yeur awaiting
claim, after uhlih time. If unclaimed,
the contents become government prop
erty. Letters canjing mime und ad
dress of sender are returned. L'nde
llverable parcels are held for a time
mid finally disposed of at public auc
tion. Dmrlng a recent year, the postmaster
general reported the disposition of 24,
05G.9S2 undellverable letters; 3.052.
074 being delivered. 1H.810.O20 de
stroyed, 80,027 filed awaiting claim.
244.077 "under treatment" and r3r.370
unclaimed parcels, of -which 101.400
were delivered, 52,582 destroyed and
the balance to be finally disposed of
at auction. , ; , s .
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Sprouted Oats Needed
by the Laying Hens
"Sprouted oats for laying hens, Is
a formula that should be in every
poultryman's feeding guide, says 0.
L. Stevenson, of the South Dakota
State college. It's not very expensive
either. However, it does require a
warm room or basement
Equipment needed for sprouting
oats may be homemade. Tho boxes
should be shallow, not over three or
four Inches deep. In preparing the
oats for sprouting, it should be soaked
overnight In a bucket or tub. A few
drops of formaldehyde added to the
water In which the oats Is 6oaked will
prevent mold from developing. Moldy
grain is often fatal to poultry.
After the oats hns been soaked and
drained It may be spread out In the
boxes and kept In a warm room or
In n heated sprouting device. In a
few days when the oats sprouts have
attained a length of two or three
Inches, they will be ready for feeding.
Broody Hen Care
When several broody bens are sit
ting In coops close against one anoth
er. It may save much potential trou
ble if each bird Is tethered by a long,
thin cord from one leg to hor nest
box. This will Insure that, nfter her
spell oft duty, slu; Joins her own nest
and not a neighbor's, ns she is oth
erwise liable to do. A hen may set
tle down for a short time on a strange
nest, but soon she finds out h r mis
take. Jumps up. and so allows the
eggs to be chilled.
Use for Vitamine D
Vitamine I. which Is found In cod
liver oil. Is useful In helping to prop
erly assimilate minerals. This vita
mine is furnished by the direct rays
of sunshine. During winter months,
sunshine does not contain ns many of
these helpful rays ns In summer. When
sunshine passes through ordinary
glass a groat deal of the helpful In
fluence Is lost. These two factors
make It possible to utilize cod liver
oil to advantage in winter rations
for laying hens.
Three Million Artisans
Are Listed in Russia
- Geneva. Switzerland. Offlcial sta
tistics from Russia, quoted In the
weekly publication of the interna
tional labor office, put the nunrber of
artisans In the Soviet union nt 2,W'V
000, or 55 per cent of the total num
ber of Industrial workers.
Their production. Including milling
is valued at $2.1.-0.OO0.(hki, or 130 per
cent of the total value of the Indus
trial production of the Soviet unlfn.
There ore 7,41.1 artisans' coopera
tives, with a total membership of 4G3,
A Pure Food Product.
At Your .
United Purity Store
. A Trial
Will Convince Jfou of .
rvielonat Margarine's .
;s Supei lor Quality; ,. ,;
WIFE AND liX-Yvii-ii '
SHARE HAPPY HOME
Both Mother Child in Strange
Wichita, Kan. George Dooley of
Wichita fs the head of a peaceful
household consisting of bis wife, his
former , wife, and his five-year-old
When Mrs. Daisy Dooley received
her divorce from Dooley the court
ruled Katherine should be In the cus
tody of her mother three days out of
ea'h five, and with the father the re
mainder of the time. Dooley remar
ried, and now all live in the same
The two Mrs. Dooleys declare they
are not In the least Jealous of each
other. Katherine receives tha loving
attentions of both her mother and
her stepmother, who cooperated In
giving her a mfrry Christmas day.
When asked which of her mothers
she loved most. Katherine replied: '"1
love both of them. . love my mamma
and I love Neva, and I love my dad
dy lots and lots."
Dooley. who Is United States quar
antine inspector for this district, ald
he was very happy over the success
of his unusual arrangement.
"You know some people have fun
ny Ideas about marriage." he said.
"They can't see how a scheme like
this will work.
"For five months I was on t tie Chi
cago potlce force and both my present
and ex-wife were with me. All of the
boys used to wonder how I could man
age It. Some declared 'I can t even
get along with one woman, how can
you live with two?' Dut I really am
happy and so are they."
The present Mrs. Dooley (Neva) ex
plained the situation this way:
"Last October I lost my only child,
a little boy. Kitty Is taking his place
in my life and at the -fame time fill
ing jaer mother's heart with Joy."
Hero at Lt Cited
Fresno. Cnllf. Fifty two years after
her husband rescued Gen. George
Custer's flag from the Indian chief
American Horse at Slim Buttes, MonL,
Mrs. William. J. McCHnton received
from the government his Indian Wan
medal and a posthumous citation for
RAYON FLANNEL LISTED AMONG
SMART FABRICS FOR STREET FROCKS
EVERY style-wise woman feels, or
should feel the urge to acquire a
frock of light-weight woolen. The
coat-dress Is the big theme among de
signers who are creating fox mid
season and planning for spring. For
the making of these practical daytime
frocks dainty woolens and similar
weaves are acclaimed as leading choice.
This picture shows a street dress
developed in soft navy blue rayon
flannel. But you say you always
thought rayon materials were "shiny"
and that we could not get them lus
terless which is an entirely mis
Rayon weaves need not necessarily
be ltis:,ous In fact they are now
so produced that many are entirely
sans luster, the rayon threads 60
closelj resembling wool It would take
a fabric specialist to distinguish the
one. from the other.
The navy blue cloth dress Is ever
to bo desired. Iiecnuse It Is ulways
smart and from the standpoint of util
ity it has no compeer. The one shown
here measures up to the standards of
nnwlishhess In every detail. lis diag
onal closing Is extremely smart und
the circular Mare giving fullness to
the hemline declares latent styling.
there's an endless showing of ma
terials suitable for the new coat
dresses tliis Reason. Among them one
ONLY the purest creamery butter strictly
fresh ranch eggs and others highest -grade
ingredients obtainable are used in the
making of these delicious cakes. v:' -' ?
As far as possible only home products are
used in their mixture, and baked by skilled
Salem bakers in one of the finest ovens built,
these cakes are truly wonderful.
Why buy Seattle, San Francisco or Los An
geles made cakes when you can get this high
class erke. fresh daily from your grocer?
Milk Solids Favorejl
for All Kinds of Fowl
Skim milk solids are fundamental
in the poultry, rations reconunended
by Massachusetts Agricultural college
In Extension Leaflet No. C. Laying
mash, formula is: 100 pounds bran,
100 pounds middling, 200 pound yel
low corn meal, 100 pound ground
oats, 50 pounds meat scrap, 25 pounds
"powdered milk." 25 pounds alfalfa
leaf meal, & pounds fine salt. 25
pounds steamed bone meal; and the
grain formula Is 10.) pounds each of
cracked corn, whole corn-, wheat, or
barley and oats. In addition the leaf
let recommends: "Feed skim milk
whenever available . . . When all
the skim miUs. the bird will consume
Is available, meat scrap need net be
fed." For chicks, the laying mash
with un additional 25 poimds of dry
skim ml Ik Is recommended, together
with chick grain, 200 pounds t.ae
cracked corn, and 100 pounds cracked
wheat. AI:lk solids In the laying m.-ish
amount to 4 per cent; In the chick
mash to 8 per cent.
Man Both Grandfather,
Great-Grandsire in Day
Danville. N. Y. Becoming n grand
father and grent grandfather In a day
was the yood fortune of C. E. Green
of thjs Ullage.
The grandson Is Jacob Albert Green, "
son of George 11. Green of New York
city, while the great-granddaughter Is
MIsa P.arhara Jane McNeil, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Harold E. McNeil of
San Dieo. Cnllf.
High Cost of Wives Is
Worrying Chinese Men
Sniiiiuhal. Chinese busines
men whose Importance Is rated
according to the number ol
wive! 'are protesting against the
Inci eased price of helpmates
Since Nanking was made t!i
capital and Nationalist official
spent s much time In Shanghai
the price ol a good wife had
rlspn alarmingly. Lower class
Chinese si III can obtain .young
girls foi as low as $100. Shang
finds noxelty weaves which combine
dull rayon threads with lustrous rayon
thrends. Some effective cloths take on
tweed patterning, those in fascinat
ing reds attracting the widest at
Now that the outstanding importance
of the clotli street or coat-dress has
been established without a doubt,
stylists are giving much time and
thought to their creation along lines
of Intriguing originality.
"With n caje" Is one of the boasts
of the cleverest street dresses. The
capes themselves furnish another out
let for "Ideas" ns "no two enpea
alike" I the slogan. J
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