Martin Box Co., 1956
a turkey-picking contest of the old Northwest Turkey Show in the 1930s. established by Judge Arb Stearns and Creed Chenowith, is still in family hands. from John Crouch's saloon now adorns a whole wall in the Oak- who used as their vehicle an or- I Oakland since the industry came HTIi T " lU 'Try l immm W3("p'y!iri W1 .-. 'mLT': "'""" to the county 10 years ago, and likiVi'i SX''53.Ujf v? iJ'T; , 3" A 10 contiguous timber to the east, 1' ' 1' V?L' W!. H I: Jii. 1 tl!A M 'LVijL H, Oakland's chief contribution to, ISi St4t? V ,f.'Vv' iV 1 1 KiYrilrT -HS H 7-, & WJKt-X 'the lumber picture is through its flL if A-tJih v. tl4 4,i 's'S.rd 04f?4"--'T4'wff(i r' being the headquarters site in V v " AW? 'i'lir , iyi M'X f wvJmJI 4 Z- Z L W iDouglai County for Martin Bros. '1 JriV4'. rrS-T.& frW ' k. T k "','4lvSjSAi hi Hot I'n This is in itself hnwpvpr. I iV&ito I'K&Ul ri&Z;v I"' ' Mi; v . ' mm consld(rabe contribution, for : t NiJLAA ,, f a"wVH $"&K l . J Martin Box came to Oakland in J S - 7 ' v 5 ilvHit V -ll . LUmfi ' i H f -1 ? C'B TJL'5 J-MH.-ivt, -- - - ?SS 1W6. Its exact sue is something ' ? ' , ; V 43 I? ?-Mfri: V -fc.t -. il for its officials to know, but it is 'V JHk f . 2L k0 "v ?X &!Ji 1' -ir J big. Parent plant is in Toledo. hA kL5- '? V ?1L.. k ' ' . Z,. "tmai Ohio, its other mills being located Yt K'iii) V ' S rT'iHfr V f , . X ' '. IVl Jfi,, V- , Compton in California, and Oak- j! ' Y X H. Vjr i.T-' , 'V S SiSfrtfcT-.. vV 1 ,V 1 mid and Sutherlin. m Oregon. It Although logging has been ac-j I; t ...A m . ' :- k HIi ' x- . ... 9 J" 1 lW&ir&s rimw J manufactures wirebound shipping containers, lumber and plywood. F. J. Martin is president and general manager, while four of his sons, Ben, Dan. James and Roy occupy executive and managerial positions at the various plant. The Oakland mill occupies (and j Uses) a ltW-acre Site, employing I01 i,mt men, most ot whom live in Oakland and nearby Sutherlin. Its lumber and plywood is market ed chiefly in the East, most of its boxes in the western states. It is a well-equipped and well-kept plant i a ann Oakland can be proud of its presence there. Joseph Haystead Speaks To Grange Martin Bros. Box Co. It Oakland's Largest Industry, Employing Some 1,200 Men In Plywood, Lumber And Box Manufacturing of The Riversdale Grange held its birthday dinner Friday evening to! honor members who had birthdays , during the past quarter. Visitors were welcomed from Evergreen and l.ookingglass and , their masters, John Landers and Charles Schulze and Pomona mas ter, Howaid tracroft. were escort- ra u eais ui noiiur. The third and fourth degrees to were given to Mr. and Mrs. Bill Tipton and Charles F.mcrv. A Canyon-cake walk was conducted hv the business agent, Norman Wicks with the money going to the wheel chair fund. Lecturer. Mrs. Essie Olson, pre-; sented a safely program featuring secre-Joseph Haystead who spoke on i Highway safetv. Mrs. Olson also I reported on lhe lecturers' school; which she attended at Ashland. i Refreshments were -served by . the Garden Valley group following : the busines meeting. '