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FORTIETH YEAR^^NOe 158       _Qwm*i&x faiei cooleb a
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ce in 51
Entire ■ OkanagarivValley "'Sdlidly-'lJiiited" Be*
hind Demand for Stabilized Apple Priees
■■—To Force Shippers Into Linev
Committee of Six to Be Named for the Purpose of Setting Prices, Shippers to-Pay-;
50 Per Gent* Within Sixty Days*
Markets Editor, Daily Province.
VERNON, Sept. 12.—Peace and agreement'.seemed in immediate sight in the Okanagan Valley as a result of Monday^ developments at J^
With reiterated determination for united and unrelenting action to force 100 per cent of the shippers into the
stabilization board, 400 growers in the Vernon district unanimously endorsed the action previously taken by growers in
Kelowna and Penticton.
After a day of hurried conference^ long-distance phone
calls and rushing to and fro of growers and shippers, agreements were reached in the late afternoon, which gives promise
of bringing the results that are being aimed at by the forces
behind the cent»a~pound crusade.
.Rumblings were heard in the southern end of the valley
on Saturday and Sunday that Vernon was not likely to be
carried away by the evangelical enthusiasm of the growers, to anything
like the extent noticeable in the other two centres. By the time of the
mass ^meeting, however, the recalcitrants had been whipped into line,
and the outstanding feature of the gathering was the united enthusiasm
of the producers for the new code that^purportg to give the growers
marketing control of their product, . ■       |
The end of the crusaders was virtually attained by the decision at
the Vernon meeting* Details have yet to be worked out, but it may
now be assumed that one hundred per cent, of the growers within
the next two days will be pledged to refuse to deliver their fruit to j
shippers who do not guarantee not to sell any fruit unless assured
that it will return a cent a pound to the growers in the case of apples ,
and a cent and a quarter a pound in the case of pears.
The utmost pressure will be exerted to bring all of the shippers
who stay out, ^	
"We must not allow a minority of shippers to interfere with our
control of the marketing of our fruit and the price we are to get/'
declared W. E. Haskins, president of the;B. C. F. G. A.   "If force is
to be used to bring about the end we have in view, I shall be the first j
to exert it."
George Heggie, M.L.A., acted as chairman at the meeting and ex- I
pressed satisfaction that the growers were at last comitig to their
senses.      ' ,
The following resolution was submitted by W.E» Masking, and adopted:
f'B©fitresolved that the growers immediately organize and refuse to pick
their fruit unless the shippers formu-
late a marketing plan which includes
the -principle of pooling all returns
on . an equitable basis by varieties,
sizes-and' grades over, one desk;
'And that growers refuse to deliver
their fruit to shippers who do not
agree to: such, "a plan;
"And the. shippers forming such a
plan guarantee not to sell any fruit
unless assured that it will return a
minimum of one cent a pound for
apples and l1^ cents per pound for
pears, to the grower, and not to pack
and store apples unless reasonably
assured that' the net price realized
will return one cent and 1% *cents
per pound for apples and pears respectively."
Mr. Haskins then submitted the
agreement that had been entered into
between the shippers and the Okanagan stabilization board. This resolution was the crux of the whole
issue, and after some brief discussion,
in which no direct opposition was
voiced against it, the meeting by a
standing vote carried it unanimously.
The resolution reads as follows:
It is agreed between the Okanagan
stabilization  board  and  th  commit-
(Continued on Page 3, Col. 3.)
Would Pledge
Candidates   to
Utilities Board
TF Mayor Louis D. Taylor has
his way, every candidate in
the coming provincial elections
will be asked to pledge himself
to favor a Public Utilities Commission, he told City Council
The subject, which has been
before council at various times,
was     brought    forward     again .\
when. Ald..'-W. -J*.. Twiss,. chair-  !
man of the utilities committee,  j
reported  failure  to  obtain  any
concession    on    domestic    gas
rates.     The    report    suggested
that the council go on record in
favor of a Public Utilities Commission,   which   it   did   unanimously.
"I'd make every candidate, including myself, pledge himself
to the principle, or vote against
him," the mayor remarked.
.WASHINGTON,. .Sept,   12.-t-(UP)—
President Roosevelt today was called
upon by Senator Pat Harrison, Democrat, Miss,, administration leader, to
approve a programme of "rational
Harrison presented.his views to the
chief executive in a half=hour White
House conference. He declined to say
how the President reacted to his
"Commodity prices must be increased," Harrison said. "We must
have some form of rational inflation,
more than we are. doing now, in order
to help the banking structure and
the people who are trying to market
their crops."
"If I could," Harrison added, "I
/ould direct that such a programme
ha carried out."
Veregin Pays Unexpected
Visit to Sect at Nelson
NELSON, Sept, • 12,—Pete Veregin,
since his quiet and unheralded arrival Saturday from the prairie, unexpected even by his immediate lieu-
tenants in the Christian Community
of Universal' Brotherhood, has remained in the Brilliant area, in touch
withehis he ^quarters.
His plans have not become known,
Tfaaiik§gi¥ing Day Set'
j^ONDAY, October" 9, has been .
• /*". declared   Thanksgiving. Day
by the Dominion Government.
Imports   and   Exports   In
July and August Higher
Than Last Year.
LONDON, • Sept*' i2^-(CP)-—British overseas : trade continues ■ its
steady upward climb* Despite intervening    holidays,  both   imports  j
and exports for August were ~sub». |
stantially higher than for July and j
August last. year.
■ Increases as shown by Board, of -
Trade returns ■ are. regarded as
especially satisfactory because the
advance in imports was principally
in raw materials and articles
mainly unmanufactured. The increase in exports was substantially
in articles wholly or mainly manufactured*       *
Afternoon Closing Prices
On Vancouver Exchange
Bralorne and Reno were the most
. active. . stocks on the Vancouver
■ Stock Exchange this.-afternoon, the
latter declining another 4 cents U,
finish the day B cents", below' yesterday's close, while the former added
10 cents to the noon closing figure
to finish' 15 cents below yesterday's
close. At the conclusion of trading
today, Bralorne was $1 above :Sfttiir-:
day's final figure and was only 25
cents' below its Bridge River' hejfK-'"
bor, Pioneer, which declined t&
$11,85.     . .
Following were afternoon closing
Bralorne, -11.60;. B. R. Con., M%%
Meridian, .45; Pioneer, 11.85; Premier, ". 1.25; Reno, 1.22..;., :BsR.X-., -M% '■
Morning Star, .26%;: Reward, .1.1;.
Waverlev,. .03'%'5 Wayside, ..54;-Fend
Oreille, 1.15; Cariboo, '4.10;' C: &--.E*-
1,55; Home, '2.25; Mercery, ".18&* ■
(Continued from Page 1.)
tee who are in charge of the one cent
per pound on the ground campaign:
1. That a committee of six be
named, three appointed by the
Okanagan stabilization committee and
three appointed by the growers (one
from Vernon, one from Kelowna and
one from Penticton), with Major Mc-
Guire as chairman, having a deciding
vote as such for the purpose of setting prices and dealing with all other
matters which may arise as a result
of the valley-wide effort to stabilize
prices on the 1933 apple deal.
2. That selling prices shall be set
which shall net the grower a minimum price of one cent per pound
on all standard varieties of apples
sold -by the Okanagan stabilization
board, and that no apples will be
sold at less than this price without
the consent of the committee of
growers and shippers referred to in
clause one.
3. That relative prices be set on
other varieties of fruit and on apples
other than standard varieties, and if
necessary a programme of equalizing
prices will be prepared.
4. That the shippers agree to pay
at least 25 per cent, of the minimum
price within thirty days after sale and
a further 25 per cent, within sixty
days after the date of the sale of all
apples sold.
5. That W. E. Haskins, president of
the B. C. F. G. A., shall sit as a grower
representative at all meetings of the
Okanagan stabilization board committee.
6. That the committee which is in
charge of the one-cent-per-pound
campaign, agree to suport only shippers who are in the Okanagan stabilization board and will urge all growers
to refuse to deliver any fruit to the
shipper who does not sign the Okanagan stabilization board contract.
7. That the shippers forming the
Okanagan stabilization board agree to
make every effort to assist the growers
in putting over their campaign.
8. That all of the above is contingent upon 100 per cent, stabilization
and that no variation of this clause
be permitted without the unanimous
consent of the above combined committee.
This agreement was signed for the
growers' committee by Robert Cheyne,
R. M. Ramsey, F. R. Dehart, Roger F.
Borrett and W. E. Haskins and for
the stabilization board by M. V. Mc-
D. Godfrey Issacs, who has been &
leading spirit in plans for improved
marketing methods for years, in supporting the agreement, said it came
near to what he had been working
for the ast three years. He urged
the growers to get wholeheartedly behind the movement and leave no
stone unturned to secure a hundred
per cent, control of the fruit tonnage.
O. W. Hembling, president of the
Asociated Growers, spoke in support
of the new arrangement, declaring
that a cent a pound for apples was
nothing more than the growers were
entitled to expect. A. D. Herriott,
who also spoke, urged that he committee get in touch with the Ontario apple growers' organization and
enter into an agreement with it for
proper marketing. Getting if possible the Ontario growers to agree to
leave the market west of Winnipeg
for the B« C. producers.
Reeve Oliver of Penticton directed
attention to the fact that last year
the Ontario Government had sent a
man to Britain to act as salesman of
the Ontario growers' fruit. This representative sold the fruit of any
grower on the British market and
the grower got full returns from such
sale without any charge for the
"We, in the Okanagan are. still
sending a man to Britain and who is
paying for him?" he asked. "1 was
ced to think of that when I only
got from six to sixteen cents a box
for my apples last year."
Throughout the meeting reference
was made to the picking already in
operation ^at Kelowna and there was
repeated talk of using force to get all
growers signed up and to get all
shipper* ' 'to the stabilization board.
It was suggested that Mcintosh apples be held back till all the Wealthies
were sold, one man suggesting
that there were a lot of rough necks
available to make it impossible for
Mcintosh apples to move out till the
Wealthies were disposed of.
This matter v-s left with the new
joint committee.
The meeting closed with a resolution calling for a pledge being asked
from all parliamentary representatives for support of legislation for
fruit marketing along the lines of the
British Marketing Act* i


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