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Letter from James Goldie to J.E. McAllister and R.S. Dormer, August 3, 1933 Goldie, James Aug 3, 1933

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Aug.3rd. 1933.
Dear Sin :-
Tha T,ast Fanch letter was dated Apr;27th. and there
has been no word from  you since that date.
It was so^ie time before we were able to see. the Auditors.
The Advances were specially mentioned this year in order to protect ■
themselves.  While they have spoken about these advances, mention
of them has nevar been made in their Report. Owing to so$e court
actions over similar items it was thought necessary to report on them
this year.
As w~ have advised you before the Auditor is strongly
of the opion that we should reorganise under Section 19 of the Income
Tax Act/  They thinlf that sooner or later we will be put in the
position of having to pay personal Income fax on thse advances.
You have copies »f the correspondence covering this question.
They a1.so point out our joint and several obligation
in hmkH fee t>ase Advances.   In case the Ranch was 'orced into
liquidation at any time,any on^ of the Shareholders could be assessed
for the total amount by the liqidator.     « last paragraph of the
Auditor's letter o""* the 13th of April deals with this.
I have been expecting letters from  you in re^ar^  to these
questions and have rut eff writhing further or taking any action until
i knew whether you would be in agreement with reorganising at this
time, and if so as a Private Company.
Vy recommendation woull be that we proceed at once to
reorganixr.  If in the reorganisation it is necessary to lose the
old Charter that we forgot it.  'That we should reorganize as a
Private Company.       The question of the difference  between the
Advances and Surplus, I think can be adjusted.
I wish that you would let me have vour instructions as
soon as possible on ftltta subject*
Only a few days ago we got our final adjustments made
for last years cror),  r*nd all adjusting entries are nnm  through our
books.   The net results are just-as bad as 1 thought that they
•might be.  The figures in my latter of March l£t|i are very nearly
correct.  At that time 1 thought that they were the poorest that
they could be and really expected that fefe&fc things would turn out-
a little better. 0
August :?ri. 1933.
The foil wing are some of the prices received by us.
They are nett prices after all rebates,and the average for all si&as
and grades.
Packed boxes deliverer
. Centre wharf
Jonathan
.60.5
Spitzenberg
.42.5
Macintosh
.48.2
Delicious
.59.0
Wewtown
.08.1
For loose fruit delivered to !/.FJJ.
42 pounds to the box; and including
the 5 cents stock rebate*
Roma Beauty
Salome
lagner
The estimate for this years crop is
.17.9
.os.o
.19.8
Crabs
3500
Waalthy
3300
Macintosh
11
Jonathan
11000
Mewtown
4300
Wagner
2500
Delicious
2300
Rome Beauty
2300
lalome
3400
Hubbardson
300
Total
43900
The Tomes are off owing to Tarnish Plant Bug.  This is the
first time that we have suffered from this trouble, but it has
been a common thing in the Valley for some years. There is
no spray control known for this.
This is an off year
for the fagner.     The Jonathan is also much lighter than
last year and are. likely to be larger si&ed apples.
The Macs, in the 17 acres are off after their heavy crop last
year. The Mac. block has a full crop.   The" Wealthy are
very heavy this year. Nearly half of the Wealthy trees were
cut down this Spring.      The fruit ji^/i is cleaner than
usual and is siting well, maybe too well for  the Export market. o
(4   )
iUgust   ""rd.
The Labor acvurmt  i
I arch, April ,?'aytani  June with c:
1953
193,.
the f^nr months /^jn
tures     or 1931  ~3s.
•X Sr %3 ,&,
JM rch
Apri I
May
June
ordinary labor waite
,e  n{ the
over the  7*nring
without hurting the
crop.
302.
456.
819.
357 .
m w it.
78
349.
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1.
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1=HP.
3319.
• mi
577.
860.
1010.
2367.
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717.
1442,
2234.
177/
'4*314.
493.
work
irehard/Tsry jloaely thi
cannot  see  where   we  cou
anent sssot an-  pi
looking back
.■•/a  saved very much
uce a  reasonably good
lenoral:y speaki:
Some  of  the yo-jurrs trees  mYAvy ,et  out
not ;1one well   . They -li i not make a
dry years B.n^ have not  recover -  will
"ne other weak spot is what  we call the fagner
orchard  on the heavy clay soil.       This  section
dry neriod on li if ffipf? It  woul necessary t
a  few tr®®% an'  re plant. UM  cover crop o
has   lane very well and   when turned  In will   improve  the
considerably.     It ha^  also  saved a lot of tractor work.
in good condition.
n the Jonathan block have
start on account of  the
they should have  lone.
block  in the South
badly in the
pull  out quite
Tweet Clover
soil condition
in cultivation.
mi*fare'
In*  1--. ill   break  the   -/alley
olistreaT janch has   ^one  practically
years f  and  this they "have  done
John ton orchards have been taken
Another year or two  omoli
lnclu y/Q3. Ae
no  pruning ^r the last  thre«
very little  thinin/?. The
•*•* k*fci   M»JI   the -:n~ and   shipping   lompony has  been cloie
«IU There are quite a nunber of the small  orchards throughout
the Valley now bein^ run If the Banks. 7he ^hipr.ing Houses'
who have  A ivanein^ money to  their growers have  been forced  to   .
take &*m* 0   r^irly lar-*e acreage of m rttai \ /eryone
to  realise  the seriousness of  the situation but  as  yet  there
80  real  solution o^ the narketin^ problem arrived at#     Under
vorl*   ^on'itions   m MUHMit  e^nect  to  be making profits   but
seems
has  been
present
there is
no  reason why *e should not have got at  i*a*t  expenses last  year if
the Ihipoers  I Saved  the $a»e. The re will  be a  patched  up
sort  o^ leal among the Shippers  lo handle this  seasons crop and if
the buying powor of the  Trarie improver*   w_   ^ay get a  reasonable price.
The A^p.irt   leal   will  be   governed iarge>yby the  Exchange question.
Last  year in the   Pow^l hal  been at  par |W books   1 ml I have  balanced.
There is  of   viune the   langer* o^ the U.S.  lotting their :ol'ar  jet
I  the luntry w.mld be flootel  with American app'.es.
■    »f the ^n "Shippers  being now actually growers as well
shiirers   will  help to hold them in line. *
o
(   S   )
AUg.   3r1.  li
.e  thin":  that   ye have cut  out all  labor that   in not
absolutely necessary for the production of a   reasonably good
crop an * ^aintainl       I   0  :o?r~-nent OOSOft  in such shape   that   the
tree*?  will l   titlon  to   rro'uce cro^-s   **hen       .    It  con "'it ions
are better* l   general" level of  0»«00  in  tli*  '.-istrict fijpp/i.0
higher than wo a^e paying and  for ON lower  Tnuld imka it
difficult  to  gel ..cient  work out  Of 0  $ang m -oat of our
men are now being \*t% 4 fmr hour.       The minimum for women,
set by our r^ininura 3fage  Board ,for packing house work is £7/ pmr hour.
this figure will  WW our own packing house at  the same as last
year unless  v/e jiytji take a chance of getting by without being repoi*tei,
fo have not made final arrangement s    with tha Bank for
flnanceing this picking season. The loaai manager has been away
from home  for two weeks and  left word that our account would stand
over until tHi return. fe now have with the Bonk our personal
guarantee for our proportion of §22000. These the Bank want
renewed anyway and if we want  to increase our line of credit we
'must increase them to cover the amount. I mm enclosing the
guarantee  forms filled in for a total amount of $£8,000.
The old. ones  will be retnrne I  to yon. 1 estimate that this
amount will get  us  by this year. JFhile 1 have not reduced
my wages in the books 1 am only dimming a portion of them.
I have arranged with the box factory to carry o*ver a thousand
dollars,  but we will have to put up the 2500.  within a  few days.
Our box carry over was fairly heavy but before long we will have
to order -more shook.
At one time  I had thought of taking a trip £o«t to talk
over things with Mr MaAlliater but when 1 saw the returns I  figured
that the Bank Account would not stand the expense.        Unless things
change this Tall  it will be necessary regardless of expense to
talk over the  future policy. In the meantime please let ©a    •
hear from you with advice and-suggestions.        The Guarantee 1 would
like to have by return if possible.
Tours truly,
To
J.3.McAllister 3oq.
Toronto' int.
!3apt .1 .3*Dormeir
Newbury,  Sng.

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