Independence enterprise. (Independence, Or.) 1908-1969, August 20, 1920, Image 1

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1 1 full fore of hop pickers
lUlanU already engaged, the
j, Ranchc, over which Major
kit Roue i the presiding gen
L evcrvthinir in readiness for
L event. Operations will
n the Fugglen. or early hops,
..(lntwluy, and on tho cluster
Lut 10 day later,
,'Wigrich will pay out for' help
'jwre than $40,000 during tho
i neason, and the monthly
i liui-inc tho summer months
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than uuuw.
600 and 700 pickers have
Rel and there will be
'100 attendants and extra help
pi The piekera will come
Jlianon, Corvallis, Stayton,
I JlcMinnville, Dalian, Port
, points in Washington. To
jf these it will te a reunion
have W 'n coming to thia
fur years. An attractive
Iround is provided, with lot
I water, free wood, ffee use
I. tables and tenches. Strict I
n is paid to sanitation.
j picking the Wigrieh bo
ji veritable beehive and is a
led communityi unto itaelf.
;pjt dance hall in Polk coun-
,ttt to am use those who de
pend their spare time in
inner, It win he run under
Ition of Mr. Huff urn and
dependence. A fully equip-
kept in excellent repair.
gjggENCE, OREGON, AUGUST 20, 1920
tid to tho equipment.
With thr fT WatUr W
with three gasoline engines for
Pumping. Tho ranche equipment is
extensive, incluling ix
"payers, two tractors and 16 head
of horses. During the winter
months all machinery is th,..M..
overhauled and about 400 cords of
hardwood are cut f,.i- :
supplies are
and household mirm
"As far as possible w
make this ranche of mm,....'..,
benefit to Independence." m.
jr none, "ah our
purchased locally."
ihe Southern Pacific has nr
.uu.nnjr to me ranche w th tutu
designated as "Wigrieh." All or
me nops from this place nr Mnn..
""tcv io England, usually by rai!
to New York.
The crop this season iu txcentfnn.
Ilv good. Weathpr
ten favorable, the right soil an!
prper handling, combine in rtf.
ducing a heavy yield. It i-i a whole
lot better than last year and some
what above the average.
ti will be conducted by Plant
a butcher shop will be run
liognn, and a restaurant by
ty Davis.
Jcr that tliere may be
all times, an office has
tided for a deputy sheriff.
Orr has selected Mr. Hooker
i for this post pnd he will
there during thrf entire pick-
in. The expense is borne
any years hop growing has
principal industry at the
It is owned by Wigan,
n & Co., jin English cor-
Shortly after it had been
by thia concern,. Major V.
we was sent here as res
"wirer, and with the able
e or Mrs. Rose, a notable
a being made of the busi
ilh experience in English
' nd a training for nearly
officer in the English
Major Rose has brought
ne a high state of culti-
H has made an attractive
r of il- Everything is kept
"I of condition. J. T. Wig-
All highway work in Polk county
U at a standstill. The highway
commission has announced that un
less it can have its way in locating
tho routo of the Pacific highway
through this county operations will
be Indefinitely postponed. This not
only applies to the Pacific highway
but likewise to the Salem-Dallas
post road.
An appeal to the supreme court
has been taken by the realtors in the
mandamus proceedings brought ty
Dallas and Independence to compel
the highway commission to build
the highway in question as the law
provides and without unnecessary
Judge McCourt, in the Multnomah
county court, held that the Pacific
highway must be built through Polk
county as specified by legislative
enactment, but made no ruling as
when it should be done. Hence the
supreme court appeal is deemed
necessary to get the question settled.
A heavy wind Monday afternoon
did considerable damage in the hop
yards of C. A. McLaughlin, north
of town. About 100 acres of trellis
were blown lown. The vines are
extraordinarily heavy this vnnr.
The wind caughf them with suffi
cient force to break wires and snap
off posts. The work of repairing
the damage was started at once,
and in a few days Mr. McLaughlin
will complete the task.
Picking will start in the Mc
Laughlin yards Monday, September
C With more than 400 acres of
the finest hops he has raised in
years, Mr. McLaughlin is puttinir
the final touches on the preliminary
arrangements 'for the opening of the
picking season.
Mr. McLaughlin has been in the
hop game in the Independence field
for more than a quarter of a cen
tury, and he has made a big finan
cial success of the business. Hops
are his hobby, and he has stuck by
them through the lean as well as
the fat years. H6 knows the grief
6 a marketless season and likewise
the keen enjoyment of hops selling
for nearly a dollar a pound.
There is no man in this district or
Mayor Peterson of Eugene, and
J. A. McLean, proprietor of the
Griggs hotel of that city, hit a deer
with their car as the v were relum
ing from Oakridge Tuesday after
noon aryl were rounding a sharp
turn on the grade. The animal
sprang blindly over the 1500-foot
precipice, crashing on the rocks be
low and falling into the underbrush.
senior member of the firm, i There is no doubt, the men said, but
Hicr general in thu FmrliKh hnf tVin full killod the animal.
which was a large doe.
The men stayed near the place for
about an hW trying to devise some
way to procure the game, but be
cause the descent was so steep they
gave it up.
probably in the state of Oregon who
ic better posted on the hop situation, about two-thirds of it, and
be it the best methodi of cultivation quently we have had to devi
and harvesting or probable market
conditions, thun Mr. McLaughlin.
While he grows hundreds of acres
of grain, hay and other crops, in op.
erating the 1500 acre ranch of H.
! Hirschberg just to the north , of
town, , and does this successfully,
hops are his long suit all the time,
and during the growing and har
vesting time the major portion of
time is spent in the yards giving
personal supervision to the work.
During picking season, nearly
700 people will find employment in
the McLaughlin yards and he never
has any trouble in securing all the
help required.
F was a brother officer ot
in uie same regiment,
"-u.uun, tney were persona!
-".cm wigan is a very
f "an in Enirlish affairs.
mieg are: C. B., C. M,
nd M. p.
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natural scouonee
ir Major Rose retired from
'J'i he Was rrvm'lnl im,n m
Dost h
ft 25
years in the Royal
r-wmanry Cavalry, wHth a
f rank from the first life
1 8en'or brigadier quarter-
lich Ranch mmnri...
i' lth all in miltivatinn v-
res of fores.. Tt tin.
e of t,i
I ..uub nun. a iiuio,
! major portion is river bot
I ' Particularly well adapted
Pcnt timA
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,lnh!)PS and another 30-
Puggles will be added
file lifn 1 ..!
,Irm 12 tn 11 VAara nut
-8 8 tne vines
" One var-A
8 Continnmialw fnr Oft
lfl. i v w
U 18 another 15 years old,
i neven, ana a gooa
'$P yard.
'n to thn
John Pugh, a Fargo, Marion coun
ty, farmer, is one of the heirs of a
big estate in Indiana. The News of
that city snys:
"With hiVj whereabouts unknown
to his family for 45 years, John
Pugh of Aurora, Oregon, has ap
peared to claim his share of the es
tate of Marshall Pugh, wealthy In-
dinnapolis land owner who died last
"The appearance of Pugh, whom
his parents believed dead, made nec
essary the changing of a court de
cree made by Judge Louis Ewbanks
in the circuit court last week, nanv
ing the 25 first cousins of Marshall
Pugh who shall share in the estate
he left, and attorneys have included
the Oregon man's name in the court
order. The phare of each heir will ,
trio SflvlpS AutO-
. . v.- Uaio-noto,? ' be more than $25,000."
mobile company, has been designated .
as the agent of the Dodge
In Independence gasoline is a drug
on the market. In order to relieve
what waa regarded as an acute con
dition in the situation here, a carload
was , secured by the Retail Mer.
chants' association from; Oklahoma
and offered to the public at 37 cents
per gallon. The demand for the gas
was not nearly as keen as was an
ticipated, with the result that the
business men found that at the end
of fivr'days they still had on hand
approximately one-third of the car,
In order to avoid paying further de
murrage charges the gasoline was
drawn off in tanks, placed in stor
age Monday and Tuesday, and will
be sold through local service stations
at 40 cents per.
President R. M. Walker feels that
there has been lack of support in
this " movement. He says: "Solely
as the good Samaritan did the asso
ciation attempt to relieve- the gas
situation here. There were weeks'
of, delay in getting the car, as it had
to come from Oklahoma, which
meant additional expense, yet we
believed it was so essential to the
welfare of the community that it
would be taken in short order;
After offering the gas for five days
, we were able to dispose of only
quently we have had to devise stor
age whsrever it could be procured in,
order to get the car unloaded and
avoid further demurrage charges. .
"In no sense of the word was it a
money-making proposition. It wa3
either a question of paying 32 cents
for what the oil companies were able
to furnish, and experience was show
ing that they were no where near
meeting the demand, or securing an
additional supply at an increase in
price. We found that in order to
meet the expense we would have to
charge 37 cents. This we did, but it
is apparent that it was regarded as
too high. Dallas received a car of
this same consignment and it was
disposed of in one day at 40 cents.
At Albany and Corvallis 40 cents has
been the ruling price for this special
gasoline and it has found a ready
market. Without one cent's recom
pense to the members of the gasoline
committee, who spent much valuable
time attending to the distribution,
the preceding carload of gas showed
a profit of less than $30, or approx
imately one-half cent per gallon, ac
cording to the balance sheet com
piled at the time, but since then the
railroad company has filed a claim
for about $50, alleging an under
charge on freight of this amount,
hence a deficit of several dollars
w'Th no mention of the attendant
"Confronted with, existing condi
tions it is not probable that the as
sociation will make any further at
tempt to stabilize the gas supply."
iuvwriBis Decome careless, or
reckless, or whatever it may be
termed. While the highways in Polk
county are probably as good as the
average of the state, there are many
yiuKea wnere carelessness has re
suited in grief to car. owners. Un
doubtedly some of this could be
eliminated by the use of conspicu
ous caution signs where there are
obstructed sharp turns.
Several cars have been partially
wrecked at the turn a couple of
miles south of town. Attempting to
round the corner at a fast clip, the
cars skid into the ditch, and a re
pair bill is the result, with one or
two narrow escapes from serious in
t:i ti . i ...
juiy. runner soum, on tnis same
highway, two cars came together on
a turn vdiere the view is obstructed
by brush. There are several other
similar places which could easily
become a snare to the motorist.
Of course, the careful driver will
take no undue chances, but there is
always the possibility of becoming
a victim of the other fellow who may
be trying to hit the high spots.
Numerous complaints have been
registered by motorists of a lack of
the proper sign board at Brunk's
corner, directing traffic to Inde
pendence. There is nothing to indi
cate which road to follow, with the
result that tourists either stop and
bother residents in that locality
asking directions or they traverse
the wrong road.
Miss Mildred Mae Oleman was
married to Allan Jordan at the home
of the bride's mother in Monmouth
last Sunday. Dr. Dunsmore of the
Presbyterian church, performed the on well drained soil, and above all,
ceremony in the presence of a few well cultivated' to conserve the soil
immediate friends of the family- water during the drought. These
(By Paul Carpenter, County
cultural Agent.)
Some alarm has been sounded at
the rather general withering and
dying of prune and other orchard
trees during August. The damage
extends from an occasional tree in
the best orchards to a half or more
of the trees in a few extreme in
stances. Some, worry over the safe
ty of prune growing, has found ex
It is normal for trees to die.
Just as a hen or a pig occasionally
will be found dead from natural
causes, so trees go in this same man
ner. The exnenenced orcharrliat. ky.
pects to lose a few trees each year
and thinks little of it. However, '
this year the loss is so heavy as to
draw attention.
The loss is caused chiefly by win
ter injury, insects, disease and poor
ly drained soil. The first is the only
one not thoroughly familiar to every
grower and the one causing" the
chief loss this season. It is not to
be denied that the freeze of last 'win
ter did no good to fruit trees. In
many cases the bark loosened up on
one side of the trunk. Some care
fully nailed back the loose bark with
the hope that everything would be
all right and their hopes were
heightened when the trees leaved
normally, set fruit and put forth
new wood.
These trees did well up to about
July 20th, with no insect infection
Mr. and Mrs. Jordan will reside in
Independence, the groom being an
employe of the Independence steam
The first woman in Polk county
to secure a permit to hunt deer this
season is Mrs. Charles Nale of Hos
kins, and unless the records of pre
vious years are broken she will be
the only woman in the county to
seek big game. ,
For several seasons Mrs. Nale has
made it a point to bring down a deer.
She handles a gun with accuracy
and knows where to find the game.
Mr. Nale is likewise a sportsman.
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motor cars, with territory emorac
igg Independence, Monmouth and
nearly the entire southwestern part
of Polk county. Mr. Sayles expects
to have a touring car on exhibition
within a few days and will be able
to make deliveries of all designs
without delay.
Mr. Sayles will handle the Dodge
in connection with his Chevrolet
H. W. Copeland, who lias been en
gaged as principal of the Airlie
Robert C. Saunders, United Stites
attorney at , Seattle, announced
Thursday that he had instructed fed
eral prohibition agents to make no
further searches of private resi
dences for liquor unless they had ab
solute proof that unlawful sales
were being made.
Home brew for consumption of
family and friends fis safe from fed
eral intervention on a starch war
rant. Home-made beer and wines
are exempt as well as any imported
trees are coming on in good shape.
Even with ' half the bark on the
trunk temporarily out of service,
with thoroughly good cultivation
these trees will bear a normal crop
and suffer no permanent injury.
Cultivation the Key.
With a limited bark capacity,
however, such trees are extremely
sensitive to moisture conditions and
will show any neglect in maintaining
the soil- mulch. A large and vigor
ous top in the hot weather we have
had recently makss demands upon
soil water - and the impaired bark
capacity that simply cannot be met.
As long as there is plenty of soil
moisture easily available the trees
carry on well, but when the soil
dries out, as it has done very quick
ly in neglected orchards, the loss
will be high. .... , . ,
Winter injury Not All.
While winter injury accounts fo
a large part of this year's loss, yet
other ... causes are contributing. The
trees on poorly drained soil are shal-4
low rooted. With the soil water
within reach they may do fairly well
but in the dry season they suffer
very quickly and only the best cul
tivation .' will , keep them thrifty.
Any disease, such as root rot, or in
sect injury, by borers for instance,
will show up at this time because
the tree is in full leaf, growing wood
and fruit and is working hard. Dry
weather with indifferent care im-
purposes, in-so-far as a search war-' Poses an additional load that many
rant , applies. Unlawful possession
of liquor, the' prosecutor said, may
which has
?an berries, 11 devoted
ar-old apple orchard,
acres nt no. .
has an ntt.rAptivfl
residence, and the grounds
"Wand decidedlv Ene-
gearance. There are two
i B"u i kilns for curing
The Enterprise has already
printed, numbered and Jound
more than 100,000 tickets and
is prepared to handle all or
ders expeditiously and accur
ately. It ia advisable, how
ever, to place your order as
soon as possible in order to
avoid the rush usually at
tendant upon the opening of
the picking season. Early or
ders will likewise avoid a dup
lication of colors and conse
quent confusion when turned the offices.
in shape for the opening on Septem
ber 20. Prof. Copeland will have
three other teachers.
Prof. Copeland is also an opto-
metnst, being a graduate of the
Thompson institute in Portland, and
spends his vacation in following this
Two cars met with a crash Tues
day afternoon at a right angle turn
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' ., ... . - n in nas nHa niany years experience m
bridge on the highway to Corvallis. ,hool work
U n ,1 n lr, 1 1 1 i a tat anH tho I "
other a Washington license. Both
cars were damaged, but the Califor
nian's to the greater extent.
From all reports, the California
man had the right of way, but was
evidently driving recklessly, and'the
Washington man attempted to cut
a corner which was obscured by
a heavy growth of brush.
A verbal battle ensued. Bhenir
Orr was appealed to but as hostili
ties lacked definite action, he did
not consider that he had a finger in
the mix-up.
"Loppy" Nye of the Independence
Garage went out and put the cars
in running condition and they were
brought here for further repairs.
The men were unable to adjust
their difference, and Judge aKer,
Attorney D. E. Fletcher and others
tirova nnnealed to. with the result
that settlement was finally effected
by the Washington man paying the
Californian $90. ' j
school, was in Independence this! be met with prosecution, hut the
week. Last year Prof. Copeland was" home where it is Tcept is inviolable
the head of the Maupin schools and j from search. Prom the instructions '
of these trees cannot stand.
Industry Not Endangered , '
The extreme temperature of last
winter was unknown in recorded his
tory. It probably willi not be re-
B. F. Swope has purchased of M.
Merwin of Portland, the residence
property at the corner of Sixth and
E streets,- and has taken possess
ion. This is one of the modern, de
sirable properties of the city, hav-.
ing been built only a few years age
by Mr. Merwin, a former well-known
resident and for several years postmaster.
The deal was handled by Tripp & j resident
issued to the federal prohibition peated in a life time, if ever. There
squad it is understood according to
federal officials that no special ef
fort will he made to locate stocks of
exhiliarating beverages unless their
use is flagrant and offensive.
, The instructions ' issued, he said,
are based on the fourth and fifth
amendments to the federal consti
tution, especially the fourth amend
ment, which makes a "man's home
his castle," ' and on section 25 of
title II of the Volstead act, which
reads as follows:
"No search warant shall issue
to search any private dwelling oc
cupied as such unless it is being used
for the unlawful sale of intoxicating
The new instructions do not ap
ply, Mr. Saunders said, to lodging
houses, hotels " and rooms over
stores where the transient public
resides. The ruling is to apply to
the home-owner and the permanent
citizen who has a family
are no reasons for changing plans
for making additional plantings just
because of that freeze. The Italian
prune is thoroughly at home in the
Willamette valley and there is no oc
casion for any loss of faith in the
The experience of this season
only emphasizes the fact already
generally recognized that trees, like
corn, must be cultivated and culti
vated well.
j anr. is maintaining a household.
A. & H. Tumbull of Buena Vista
will run a branch store at Sloper
Bros.' hop yards during the picking
season. '
' H. Turnbull's niece, Miss Helen
Turnbull, has arrived from Hope,
North Dakota, and is assisting in
the store. Mr. Turnbull's son is on
his way here from North Dakota In
a car. ,
r buildings. These are