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CHAMBER^aE^iSOMMERCE ACTIVITIES •CO' &. ^^ ^PACIFIC

The Commercial,

Financial,

Industrial

and Governmental Metropolis of the

Thursday

Buck Fclloxjo ^^'e are

January

Up

1,

Pacific Coast

1920

for 1920

Members:

B

facing a long, dry year.

Three hundred and w ork. Let's make iaUfornia.

it

sixty-six days,

a big year for

Number

and nothing to do but

San Francisco and Northern

(

that this is your Chamber of (Commerce, and you want it to be a mighty lorce for good in tlie community. Stand behind your officers in their eHorts to make the Chamber a forceful factor in all worthy civic endeavors. And don't forget, when yon are asked to give of your time, your energy or your money for the public good, that your own busuiess cannot grow and prosper unless San Francisco grows and prospers.

Remember

that

U c K

U P

Buck up

for 1920

1

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

An

International Organization World Chamber of Commerce tatives

and

Al'COKDIXG

to a report of the

to be

States,

Composed

oj represer,

England, France, Belgiw

Italy

of Comthe biggest

Chamber

merce of the United States one of

from the United

direct results of the recent International Trade Conference at Atlantic City was the establishment of an The committee International Chamber of Commerce. named at Atlantic City at a final meeting held in NewYork just before the missions sailed, decided that the first meeting of the new Chamber should be held in This meeting will be arranged by a I'aris next June. new committee of twenty-five with five members each from the United States, Belgium, France, Italy and Great liritain. John H. Fahey of Boston will be chairman of the general committee. The following four men besides Mr. Fahey have been asked to serve on the American section of this committee A. C. Bedford. Thomas W. Lamont, Edward A. Filene, and Harry A. Wheeler S. Christie Mead, of New York, will be :

;

ternational commerce, to facilitate the commercial

in

At

the

first

meeting only those countries which Trade Conference will

ticipated in the International

To the

provide for the preliminary expenses of organiziii meeting of the International Chamber of Con

first

merce, each committee in its own country will undertal to raise by voluntary subscriptions its porportion of th sum of $50,000 on the following basis

United States will

France Italv

The general committee

will

;

Bel5-ium

tions.

gather in Paris in May.

It will perfect the a month ahead of the first meeting. constitution and decide as to representation.

$16,000

Great' Britain

be appointed in their respective countries after consultation by members of the returned missions with trade and commercial associasections

t|

represented but business in the other principal natior will be brought into the organization later.

secretary.

The foreign

intei

course of nations, to secure harmony of action on a' international questions involving commerce and industr; and to promote peace, progress and cordial relations be h ( tween the countries and their citizens by the cooperatf of business men and their associations devoted to tH development of commerce and industry."

Total

12,000 12.000 5,000 5.000

$50,000

Each committee

will remit the contributions to tl General Chairman, as needed and requested by him

:

be maintained in Europe by the International Chamber a, headquarters and permanent staff. Policies will be decided by a Board of Directors, two members to be named from each country. Besides, there will be instituted a referendum system similar to that maintained by the Chamber of Commerce of the United States. The central bureau will be in charge of the secretary-general who will be assisted by a technical staff from each country. In addition there will be maintained in each country a bureau to serve as a liaison between international headquarters and the business associations which are members of the Chamber.

There

will

The new

business league of nations starts out with the following: dedication of its general purposes as outlined by the organization committee 'to promote in:

proportion.

The Organization Committee in each country sha when appointed, select its own chairman, who cooperate with the General Chairman of the Organic Committee.

tion

The General Chairman the

Chairman

eral

work

shall place at the

disposal

.

each country such portion of the gei necessary to carry on the share of tl

in

fund as is to be done

in that country.

The Organization Committee in each country list the cooperation of its Government and the

will

e,

interes

organization in its country by appointing c operating committees, or in such other ways a« it m: think best. t)f

the

English vs. American Production According to a report issued by the Citizens Alliance of Minneapolis the amount of coal produced per year by each American miners far exceeds that of the English

worker.

It is

also pointed out that this

is

typical of

British

industry, which is practically 100 per cent whereas .\merican industries are unionized approximately 10 per cent.

all

unionized,

Produc'.ion

in

England

is

limited in addition bv rea-

BUCK UP FOR

son of the hostility of British coal miners to new a pliances and progressive methods. England's produ tion per worker has fallen off 25 per cent during tl period in which American production increased 91 1 per cent. The present figures of tons of coal mined per year

English miners are 226 as against 770 tons per America.

NINETEEN-20!

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SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Collective Bargaining

by Agreement /"^iothing Industry Has Policy "Which ^^-^ Fairly Successful

of tht

BelU

'

is

Reported

of Indaalrial Reloliont. by C. A. Day. Injuilrial

oblema of today,)

COLLECTi\E BARGAINING

advucated

as

by

representatives of Labor and the Public and as repudiated b)- representatives of the Employers at

lamented Industrial Conference is best exemby existing agreements between individual and associated clothing manufacturers in the Cities of NewYork, Chicago, Rochester and Baltimore, and the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America.

the

late

plified

follow the lines laid down in a factory of Hart, Shaffner and 1911 which has since developed into a comprehensive system for the regulation of the industrial relations of this firm, and a judicial settlement of all disputes.

The present agreement

policy

Marx

adopted in the

of Chicago,

in

'

The plan has been attended with measurable success in sing'lc factories and in some districts, notably in the City of New York where machinery for the settlement and representative of both manufacturers and employees interests has been set up under the name of the Industrial Relations Committee of the Men's and of disputes,

Boys' Clothing Industry. The expenses of this organization are borne equally by tlie Employers and the Union. Geo. L. Bell, formerly of California, is Impartial Chairman and holds frequent meetings at which both sides arc given every opportunity to present their grievances.

The

decision of the

Chairman

final

is

and

is

it

to the

credit of both organizations that they are invariably so accepted. Tlie Chairman has established an absolute rule

that no case will be heard while

men

are on strike or

locked out.

The weakness of the plan as applied to the industry as a whole has come from the inevitable competition for labor

which developed immediately on the signing of

Armistice and when the controlling- hand of the Numerous National War Labor Board was removed. strikes occurred, production fell off and wages were unbalanced and constantly rising.

the

To overcome these conditions, and save the industry from threatened disaster the National Executive Board of the Union and a committee of the manufacturers came together in September of this year and formulated plans b)' which a national agreement will be administered by the boards now in existence in the various cities. For this purpose the manufacturers in the four cities above named have joined in an association known as the National Industrial Federation of Clothing Manufacturers which through its Board of Labor Managers will deal witli the LIniop in all matters relating to labor. Eventually there will be developed a national organization for national collective bargaining and for adjusting the labor problen-is of the entire industry.

Wages in the clothing industry have increased 100 per cent in the last six years, and there has been a material shortening of the working day. The present wages range from $33

When

$45 for a 44 hour week.

to

country was at its height cheap foreign labor was easily obtainable and clothing factories

immigration

to this

recruited their help from this source.

As

a

makers in this country are made up largely of Russians and Poles, many of whom are ignorant, suspicious and hard to control even under the result skilled clothing

The material with guidance of their cho.sen leaders. which the)' have to deal makes a tough problem for the If they succeed they joint arbitration boards to handle. will have set a high mark in collective bargaining.

Exports and Imports Gain The marks

set b)'

both exports and imports in

Novem-

ber were the second highest in the history of American foreign trade, according to an announcement

made

re-

Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, Department of Commerce.

cently by the

The value

of exports for the month was $741,000,000 compared with $632,000,000 for October, and $522,For the 000.000 for November of the previous year. as

11

months ended with Noven-iber, the total value of exwas $7,242,000,000, against $5..58.-H,0nn.n00 for the

ports

corresponding period of 1918.

I

Imports

in

November

against

$402,000,000

t-

$429,000,000,

October

of

of last

this

year,

and

year.

calendar year will approach $4,000,000,000

in

value and

the exports .$8,000,000,000.

The excess of exports .$312,000,000 and for the

nearly $1,000,000,000

.imounU-d

in

November

For the 11 months of this year, imports were $3,528,000,000, compared with $2,820,000,000 in the first 11 months of last If the foreign trade continues in December at vear. the same rate as in November, the imports for the $251,000,000 in

November amounted months

more than

I'llS

A WHOLE NEW YEAR TO DO THINGS

in

11

IN

in

to

to $3,714,000,000,

the

11

months of

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES IAN FRANCISCO k

Chamber

of

Commerce

Activities,

weekly by the

I'ublished

March

San Francisco Chamber

For Whiit You Want

Know

to

New American All U. B\ IIOX. of

ciitt-red as

Post Office at San Francisco, California, under the act of year.

WESLEY

Be Benefited

.I0.\E6

, •

I'v the miildle of next year we will ha\>. larsjc merchant marine, almost as lan,'t as that of Engfland, and probably enouijh to carry 50 per cent of our foreign commerce. This is what some of us for man\ vcars have been urging and striving for It took the imperative need of war to get cost the people of the coun it and it will try about $3,000,000,000.

Where

of Miners

All iiisftiriiig letter directed by James A. the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce in IVasliiiigfoii. to United States Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer,

unheralded citizens 7s.'ho faithfuly served the entire countrv during the recent coal strike. In vieza of the unusual thought contained in Emery's letter, it is reprinted in full herewith

morning a statement issued

and patriotic and their as-

the wise

sociates.'

"I join. sir. with many other citizens, in admiration of the directness and determination with which you have discharged your duties as the chief law oiTice'r of the United States in the proceedings growing oivt of the miners' strike. You asserted and have undertaken to \indicate the suprriiiacy of the national law in the courts

were denouncing conspiracv

Due

on Job Suggested

may I not suggest that directing minds of this gigantic conspiracy deserve commendation for urging their followers to desist from its further execution, how much more do those thousands of loyal soldiers of production who have resisted every importunity of the agents of this conspiracy deserve a word of appreciation and gratitude. "\o one can speak such words with so much authority or effect as yourself. No one knows better how much they are deserved and no one, I am sure, can more keenly appreciate the need of encoura,ging' loyal attachment to the great obligation of essential production in the face of what you have denounced in the tribunals of justice as a systematic and unlawful combination to break it down. "May we hope, sir, as from your liigli ]ilace you commend those who desist from conspiracy, you will say a word of approval and gratitude to those loyal thousands who refused to participate in it or have, offered their service to make it unsuccessful?'' "In view of these conditions,

if tlie

by you upon the acceptance by the officers of the United ]\Iine Workers of America of the proposal by the President of the United States as the basis for directing the return of the union miners to work. In the course of this statement you say:

a

Is

tion.

:

of the United States. But, while you and enjoining the further conduct of

Bulletin.

prevent the production of essential fuel, thousands of non-union miners, non-participants in this gigantic offense, have loyally remained at their tasks and, in company with many volunteers, have produced the only coal available to the people of the United States during this widespread and concerted effort to prevent its produc-

calls attention to certain loyal,

Green

Praise

Who Stayed

Emery, Counsel for

Mr.

])rop-



SENATOR WESLEY JONES

Praise

and

and

1

shipping

Commendation

commend

naturally

routes and no new markets for lis and the expansion of our commerce will wait their convenience or necessity. \\ e want American lines established and maintained. This will bring trade to us and lead to the establishment of American tommercial agencies to carry it on. We want new routes opened up, even if the gnvtrnment has to do it. It will benefit
Our foreign trade is essential to our domestic prosperity. Our surplus products must get to the world's markets, else wc have stagnation at home. The world s markets cannot be reached without ships If we depend on foreign shipping, we art to a greater or less degree at th,!ir merc\ in reaching these markets and in develop

'I desire to publicly action of Mr. Lewis

They

new

Our problem now is to operate it m competition with the fleets of the world and maintain and keep it up to the neces ,sary needs and demands of our commerce We must prepare ourselves for sacrifici and extraordinary effort. Our competitor ^ will neglect nothing to prevent us from

"I note in the press this

ones.

K

lu

a

world's

new

favor their own people where favors to be given. If anyone is delayed it 1their competitor and the competitor of their own people. They will develop no

Chairman ScihiI( Committee on Commerce

the

112

Lines Necessary

S. Citizens Will

irasliiiii^toii.

doing the part of we ought to do.

second-class matter January 7, 1915, at the 1879. Subscription price, Kifty Cents per

.<,

Commerce. Call KEARNY

of

to

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

We

And Yet

Kick

H The

follo'i^'ing

article

is

rcj^rinted

from

umourous Offerings of Convalescing Soldiers Under Title "V/ar V/rec\s, Tur\eys and Smiles"

side of the big fight. Your disability can be no greater than many, less fortunate "on the outYou are living the life of a millionaire's ease, less his worries. While so doing you have time to realize the mistakes of the past and plan on your new start in life for which our generous Uncle has so amply provided. You are in California, miles from zero weather with always a summer to look forward to but what concerns us most just now is the never failing years event, Christmas Day. W'e are advised to be merry. You have ever so many reasons for so being. In accordance with a time-honored custom the biggest feature of the day will be an elimination contest over the several carcasses of our National Bird battle formation with bayonets fixed. We're not going to sit down to feast on moth balls and sassafras tea, as some sour faces might mislead you to believe, but we're to climb around turkey and "dine dinner de luxe." When Christmas comes around Uncle Samuel unsympathetically approves a countrywide ruffling of gobbler feathers which bears our hearty endorsement. Though you may have every ailment, so-called, known to afflict the human anatomy from ingrown toe-nails to dandruff' and cannot even brag of a more glorious service record than that of a stoker on a pile driver, seaman second-class on a battle chariot or acting buck private in the mounted infantry, you should be extremely gratified to know, notwithstanding, that turkey

victorious

llie

Christmas number of "Good Morning Doctor" issnect at the Base Hosf'ital at Palo Alto by some of our wounded soldiers. Can Ti'i' match this spirit in our every day life.'

side."

THE magazine

writer refers to us as "war wrecks;" "those poor boys" and the Treasury Department, with dignity, dubs us are not in love with any of "\^ar Risk Patients." None are of our own choosing. Neither these names. I f there is anything in havare they fitting or proper. ing a name, the one that counts most you never have The name we have in mind and heard spoken aloud. the iinly one worth while bears no suggestion of the glanii ir of war no hint of hero worship or trace of sympathetic gusli. To others it means nothing, to you everything, and yet how simple. It is no other than the name you pin on yourself! There is a choice of two, namely: "I am a man" or "I am a weakling." The first one is good as a through ticket to health and happiness and the other is the equivalent to an application for a job in a marble orchard pushing up daisies. Choose yours now by filling in this application and forming in line til the right of my desk, To \ou who are always humming the "Base Hospital Iilucs" we address the above message. Strain yourself abit and smile. It may crack your face up a bit at first but the exhiliration therefrom will more than compensate you for the effort. You are on top of the world and The reasons why you should smile are don't know it. many, because, Mr. Ex-Service tnan, you are the best You were on the provided for person in the world. ntliers [jitifully rejfaril us as

We

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flavor remains

unchanged.

So let's show our spirit of appreciation by giving 'way smiles and after awhile wdien we go upstairs to do scjuads right or pass in review for old St. Peter he will be less apt to give us a transfer written on asbestos.

Your Assistance Needed During 1920 .\

new Membership Committee has been appointed by

President McBean for the balance of the fiscal year, which, bv the way, is augmented over last year's committee by four well-known and energetic business men who have stepped forward out of the varied membership of this Chamber to give added ze.st and energy to enlisting further cooperation and support to our Chamber. ^lav we not a.sk that each member of this organizat'ion give this new committee a full measure of assistance so that 1920 may show even greater results in member,ship and lovalty than has been shown in the year just closed, by adding many new names to the present membership of fifty-twu hundred.

We

thank the membership for the opportunity

has

it

given the Chamber by making the S.^N FRA.XCISCO CH.-\MBER OF COM.MERCE one of the largest and most useful organizations in our National life. to be of direct assistance to

Following

is

a

list

membership since the .Alta Slide & Film

of

it.

Co.,

of the

for

"ACTIVITIES":

Motion Picture

slides,

Deasy

&

Tackson, Brokers, 512

George N.

farrot.

&

Import

Clay, Miller & Co., 210 California St.

MacHugh & Pine

Beans, Shipping

Man-

Garretson, Federal

Commission,

Tax Accountants, 277

St.

Victor .331

M.

.Smith, Pacific Coast Algr.

Kerr

S.

S. Co.,

Mer. Exch. Bldg.

Collins, (jeorge.

Manager

Cal. Tractor

&

Implement

Assn., 401 Sheldon Bldg.

Community Placement Bureau, Employment Agency, 907 Phelan Bldg. Nemours Trading Corporation, Import & Exporting .52

Battery St. Williamson, John W.. Grain

lUisiiicss,

Exchange BUlg.

THREE HUNDRED AND

Harbin,

&

Pacific .\nalytical Bureau, General Analysis, 154 Sutter St.

1028

^Iarkct St.

Welch Bldg. Export.

churia.

there-

names of persons applying

last issue

Bankers & Shippers Ins. Co. of N. Y., fire and automobile insurance. Insurance Exchange Bldg.

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The Chinese Barometer ^^hina Exchange

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Trade Mar\s

in the Orient



7v(eu|

^^^ XJnion Club in Shanglidi

China Elxchange

The annual tumble of Shansrhai and China exchansjc iTcneral is scheduled this vear for about February I'Jth. To date the hisfh point of Shanghai exchange has recorded tael checks at 1.70 with a weakening; early in December and a consequent drop to 1.55 about Decemin

ber 10th.

Recent arrivals from Shanghai predict a drop of some points in exchange, basing their conclusions on years While of experience in the Shanghai exchange market. it is predicted the Hongkong exchange will also drop, it The is thought the movement will not be so marked. immediate cause of the annual drop in exchange is the arrival of Chinese New Year and the heavy buying by the Chinese at that time. is extremely tight in .\t the present time money Shanghai, with an almost complete cessation of the buying of .\merican goods. Foreign residents in Shanghai are generally buving American gold or other foreign credits The drop in exchange that has rather than products. taken place in December is believed to be due to the It is the custom among the large arrival of Christmas. Chinese merchants to observe our holidays to the extent of purchasing presents and spending money for foreigners in China. It is believed, however, that exchange will go up again before the arrival of the Chinese New

foreign fields, it is interesting to learn that China aj| trad fords some measure of protection to owners of

marks. While the Chinese Government has nevi| adopted specific regulations regarding trademark regii tration, under a treaty negotiated with all the powers it has arranged for the temporary registratio of marks with the Commissioner of Customs in Shang hai.

-JO

Year.

While high exchange on the Chinese market is said due to excessive buying of Chinese products by .America and other forei.gn countries, this statement is It is probably more true that there is onlv partly true. not a sufficient amount of buying to furnish the Chinese with the necessary money to buy foreign credits and there is therefore no equalization to the upward trend of the silver market. In other words, the foreign countries are not sending to be

into China to make money free enough The demand for Amerfor exportation from China. ican goods is not being met and will not be met until Bankers believe that the financial conditions improve. high level has already been arrived at and that the effect of releasing .-Xmerican silver dollars which has already started will be to deflate exchange. The effect of this, it is contended, will be seen following the Chinese New Year. In times past, exchange has remained low from the

enough money

New Year until about lune, when it has commenced to climb, reaching high points from September to December, In 1920 it is believed that the climb will be much slower and not nearly so high. The effect of the increased amount of silver in China combined with the loosening up of money after the New Year will be more benefiicial if the foreign firms in Shinghai are equipped with stocks to take care of the business. For the layman it is interesting to know' that cash transactions in Shanghai a month ago yielded $135 and $145 .American currency for one hundred Mexican dollars. In normal times the lowlv Mexican dollar was worth fiftv cents. It is now worth almost three times as mucli. Trade Marks

ing business

the subicct of trademark piracv commanding attention of .American luiNiness men interested in

NINETEEN-19

IS

information

to

received

by

the

Foreig

in

China.

.\

great deal of corresponden

the Government and British and .\meric4 Chambers of Commerce on this subject is already rj The trademark law to be adopted will corded. practicallv the same as the .Atuerican one.

between

A

great many trademarks have already been reg tered by irresponsible Chinese and foreign firms there will undoubtedlv be a great many legal battles China as elsewhere regarding the ownership of the

marks.

American manufacturers are urged to register marl| Although China at the earliest possible date. registration at the present time does not guarantee the absolute protection, it will place them in a much bett position than if they allowed their marks to remaH unregistered. in

There

is

an American companv

in

Shanghai doing

registration business for a fee of $25.00 for each tral mark, which includes fees paid to the Consulate and tg This agency requires tf Commissioner of Customs. name of the company or corporation owning the traa mark, the place of incorporation, the principal place business of the corporation or company, details as to t| connection in wdiich the trademark is to be used, dup_ cate printed facsimiles of the trademark, certified copH issued by the United States Government that the traa mark is registered in this countrv, and a power of torney conveying authoritv to register trademarks behalf of the owners.

New Union Club

in

Shanghai

the membership of whij British and Chinese, recently organized in Shanghai, China, for the purpqj of providing a meeting ground for business men of The need for this club was due I three nationalities. the fact that foreign clubs in Shanghai could not add While the club is social ^ Chinese to membership. nature, it will do much to foster closer acquaintance a better understanding in business. is

The L'nion Club of China, composed of Americans,

Chin

Arsenals

There are about 15 arsenals controlled bv the Government. plants

With tlie

.According

Trade Department, the Chinese Governemnt has ind cated that the trademark laws to be adopted must firs| secure the approval of liritish and American firms dg

is

chiefy

Chinese managers

British, in

in the

most cases were educated

manv.

GONE— LETS GO WITH

Republic of Chin

The machinerv in German and Danish.

NlNETEEN-20

in

the^

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SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

New Year

New

Resolutions

Suggested by Charities Endorsement Committee

New

making a

In

custom

Year Resolution with reservations.

to resolve,

May we

you some good

offer

companied with

reservations

it

the

is

resolutions acthe coming

for

year?

RESOLVE money

to

that

you

will

persons or objects

RESOLVE

you

that

not

donate your

unknown

to you.

methods of solicitation that are wrong no matter by whom employed.

in prin-

ciple,

RESOLVE female,

that the "slick" solicitor,

male or

not describe you as being "sus-

shall

ceptible."

RESOLVE that you will avail yourself of the information to be obtained from the Charities Endorsement Committee regarding solicitations for charitable rr philanthropic purposes. To each

of the above

resolutions

attach

a

reservation in the shape of reserving your good money until the above resolutions have been carried out.

Observance of the above coming year a happy one.

will help to

make

the

To obtain information regarding appeals for 2 and ask for the donations call Kearny 1

1

Endorsement Committee.

Charities

the information of

all,

follows

:

Until Xovember 17th Customs duties were levied on the normal or official rate of exchange, and in countries like FVance, Belgium. Italy. Germany and others,

exchange had dropped from 20 to 00 per payment of these duties proved a hardship on To remedy this condition, the .\merican importers. ( iovernment has authorized its consuls abroad to issue certificates of currency depreciation at time of consulating transactions in foreign countries, showing the current rate of exchange. Under the new regulation Collectors of Customs will assess duties on this basis. In countries such as Germany and Austria, where there are no .American Consuls, the certificates may be reported that the It is issued by friendly consuls. Spanish Con.suls have been taking care of this business so far. In the event of no consuls being available, the signatures on the certificates of two respectable firms will be accepted. If such certificates of exchange depreciation fail to accompany invoices, the goods will be permitted entry on payment of the lower duty, but the importer will be required to give bond in double this amount for production of the certificate within six months. The rate at which duties are assessed in such cases are reported to tile Federal Reserve Bank in Xew York.

where

cent, the

encourage

not

will

Import Regulations

Details of the new regulations covering the assessment of import duties on goods from countries suffering from fallen exchange have been recjuested of the F'oreign Trade Department by several members, and for

Foreign Trade Opportunities

.American blank forms timated that be necessary importers of

Consuls

abroad have been supplied exchange rates, and it

for certifying

after

December

with is

in-

31st these certificates will

on every shipment of imports. .American goods dutiable on an ad valorem basis are

urged to communicate with their foreign suppliers immediatelv.

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to be

cocoanut 34.^6.

del

juaii

put

in

toiicli

Sur.

Part)'

in

Xiearaariia

de-

with importers of copra and

oil.

Middelfart.

Denmark.

Danish

firm,

direct

buyers, desires finst-class agencies in all kinds of California produce, especially canned fruits and fish, fresh and dried fruit, pickles, liquors, biscuits, superfine chocolates,

etc.

3457. New York. X. Y. Xew ^'ork inijiort and e.xfirm with a selling organization in all the Scandinavian countries, France. Switzerland and Servia. desires to represent reliable manufacturers of .American Droducts. Finn wishes to be put 3458. Seattle, Washington. in touch with importers of copra cake. newly organized Calif. .\ 34,59. Francisco. San Shanghai concern, under the joint management of a I'.ritish subject of highest financial standing and a lifelong resident and business man of Shanghai, and an .American experienced in the San Francisco export business, is desirous of securing representation for .Amer1)ort

'

ican

products

3460.

in

Shanghai.

Yokohama, Japan. Japanese manufacturers

of

piece goods, pongee, etc.. desires to get in touch with importers. .Also wishes to be put in touch with 'manufacturers or exporters of velveteiMi and Italian silk

Xew York firm Manila, Philippine Islands. 3461. with offices in Manila is interested in shipping butter in tins from the Pacific Coast, and would like to get in touch with creameries and wholesale groceries who would be interested in having energetic representation in the Philippines. 3-16.''. Havana, Cuba. Commission merchant in Havana wishes to be put in touch with manufacturers and exporters desiring representation in Cuba. Firm Indo-China. Hanoi. Tonkin. Fren.-h 3463. wishes to be put in touch with importers of bamboo, such as splits, scrubs and leaves to be smoothed or glazed for making shades and blinds. 3464. Xew York. N. Y. Xew York firm desires to buy food products, cereals, raw materials, meat extracts, canned milk, et cetera, for export to Gennany, Ausrtia. Czecho-Slovakia, Jugo Slavia, Poland and Holland. San Francisco. Two ladies leaving for France 3465. and Belgium, fully conversant with European conditions, desire to represent San Francisco firms wishing to make connections or market their goods overseas,

^4C)fi.

tiUK-h

cloth.

THIS

IS

.\leppo,

Syria.

Firm

desires

with importers of cotton yarn.

"YOUR" YEAR— HELP YOURSELF

to

be

init

in

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Research Department At Your Service Research

Work

Two

of

record the capabilities or desires of yon impossibU' for the department to conipil San Francisco's business houses wliicli can lak care of a certain business want without omitting tli institution w'ith which it is not familiar.

enable

Claites

it

to

Kcscarcli Department may he divided into two classes, one of service to the coninnmily at large, the other service to individuals. Coniinmiity service is by far the more important and yet the

business, a list of

Research Department does not desire to give slight response to calls from individuals for service. In order that the gathering of data and information to he used by tlie organization in the handling of the many large jjroblems may not be hamiu-red by the service rendered to individuals, it is imperative that the most complete correct and up-to-date information dealing with tlie manv problems with which the members arc

Former Request Overlooked

IIk-

MTvicc

of

thf

to the end, that

confronted may be obtained for the the utmost efficiency be shown in dispensing information to individuals, thereby facilitating the work and allowing greater concentration upon the research work in coniiecHon with those problems w^hich means the betterment of financial, industrial anil commercial confiles

ditions in

tlie

community

at large.

Your Cooperation Needed

The very best thing a member of the Chamber or_ a reader of the .Activities can do to receive any benefits from the inquiries which have come to the Chamber's
department

is

supplied

with

the

data,

which

will

it

is

In the issue of the Activities of December 12th a n was inserted under the heading "Informatin Wanted" in which the desire of the Research Depan nicnt to receive statements of the goods handled 1. local representatives of Eastern houses was expressi

quest

The

light response to the call for proni])ts the repetition of the appeal.

James T.

IVIcLaughlin, 307 E. to represent San

desires

Mexico or

in

It is desired to supply a positive answer to ever reasonable question which may be asked of the Clian .Simple questions sometimes involve considerali' effort to obtain the answer owing to the fact that ll A ready response to tl information is not at hand. request for intimate knowledge of the general nature your business will accelerate the functions of the Cliai bcr's new department and will many times prove highi valuable in a financial way to those who respond wit that which will enable us to direct visitors to the instill tions with which their business may be transacted. -

Remember This There is no

Milford Novelty Co., Milford, Ind., desires to secure San Francisco to handle the sale of porch furniture, folding chairs and children's rockers. Miss J. Gingrich, Plymouth, Cal.. is in the market a representative in

to dispose of cascara bark.

Ernest A. Renkert, Santa Margarita,

Cal.,

Chambers

is

too insignificai

Chamber of Commerce.

the information the Research the files.

Department

If

you

will

sei

provi<

The Research Department is the bank of San Frai kmowledge. It is not possible to draw upon bank which has no depositors. Cisco

Street,

Bids will be opened by General Purchasing Agent .Maskan Engineering Commission, Room 422 Bell Strei Terminal, Seattle, Wash., on January 5th for Maz' Lamps, miscellaneous electrical supplies, copper wir

packing and

I

beams.

Rids will be opened at Zone General Supply Depot Fort Mason on January 2nd for hardware, plumbii

w-ishes to

get in touch with firms dealing in cordwood. .^1

fact or statement that

to record with tlie

Government Bids

8th Street, Dallas, Francisco firms in

Latin-America.

Tropex Company,

informati-

ber.

Business Wants Texas,

this

New York

is in tlie market for celluloid scrap. Waterman-\\'aterbury Co., 1121 Jackson Street, N. E. Minneapolis, Minn., desires to communicate with San Francisco firms handling warm air furnaces. Leo Bros. & Tursi, Oelwein, Iowa, are in the market

City,

and

electrical supplies,

rubber hose, excelsior,

lumber, sand paper, canvas ai etc., on January 7th for cand

sugar, chewing toliacco and soap.

Bids will be opened at Zone General Supply Depot

motor oil, transmissi' marine engine on January 10th for baskets, bags, wash basii etc. bath lirick. brushes, wool bunting, paints, rope, bar

Fort

Mason on January

lubricant,

5th for

cup greases, cylinder

oil,

'

:

for dried fruits.

Lini Sing. 741 Grant .\ve.. San Francisco, wishes to get in touch with manufacturers of nails and wire in I'nited .States. Tacob Schlussel & Co., 1174 Phelan Building, is in the market to dispose of 4,000 pounds of China Bristal.

THE PRESENT

IS

ware, crockery and kitchen utensils. lU'tails M.ill

111

and specifications are on

ihe

Chamber of Commerce.

THE BEST TIME— NOT THE FUTURE

file

in

F.xchan: thee F.xchan;

H

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Two

Bills for

Return of Railroads /^^omjparison of Cummins and Esch Measures Offered ^^^ by Traffic Bureau

On December nation ordering rol of railroad ilarch 1, 1920.

24th President Wilson issued a i)roclatlie relinquishment of the Federal conproperties effective at 12:01 A. M.

presented to Congress for final passage, and under which railroad properties will be returned to corporate control. For the information of members, the Traffic Bureau prints below a comparison of the bills finally passed by both Houses and now before the committee described above. In addition to the following synopsis, it may also be stated that in the Senate an amendment was agreed to which was designed to make certain the payment of reparation claims arising during Federal control but not adjudicated until such control is terminated.

On December 20th the Senate passed the so-called ]!ummins Bill, and on December 22nd bills pending lefore both houses of Congress were referred to a joint omniittee. This committee is now in conference, and the lutcc^mc of their deliberation will be a bill which will be

1. 2. J.

Cun

Subject

Esch Bill (House Resolution 10453. passed bv House

(Senate 3iS&. introduced Octobe

of Representatives, Private.

Ownership Operation Federal Incorporation

under Compulsory. Private,

Consolidation

ii

20-25

competing

t

aged; after 7 years to be compulsory. All as directed by the Federal Transportation Board and approved the Interstate

bj-

By Rate-making

-.

9.

Rate Increases

Q.

Guarantee

1.

Reserve fund

2.

Funding

3.

Employees

I.

C. C.

Wages and Working

Conditions.

This latter committee (four representatives of employers and four of employees) to hear appeals from Regional Boards' decisions, and also hear all wage and working conditions controversies; appeal to Federal Transportation Board. Decisions of Transportation Board are final; Federal bodi«

I.

Opposed. Consolidation and pooling of facilities permitted to extent approved by 1. C. C.

Same, but by

None

C. C.

sked

Federal Transportation Board (five bers, appointed by the President): 1. To prepare consolidation plan. 2. Study transportation needs and

Study credit needs.

4.

Recommend

Three

7.

Serve as

S.

Make

employment of proceeds. official

court in labor contro-

transportation information avail-

able. 9.

Administer various railroad legislative

in.

Repre.sent the public interest in transportation development.

ONE MORE DAY TO SAVE

IN,

Com

wise selected tion against str

mem-

6.

in first

Extension of same (deducting rental owed by Government) for fifteen years at 6%. Three Boards of Adjustment (personnel equal between representatives of employers and employees) to decide all controversies within the three-classifications of employees (trainmen, shopmen and all others, board membership to be respectively four representing each side, six representing each side, four representing each side.)

facili-

policies to Congress. Provide for redistribution of traffic, joint use of facilities, etc. Supervise issue of securities and super-

60

create $250,000,000 revolving

1

ties. 3.

within

fund for five-year loans to roads two years of private operation.

activities.

vise

I.

created.

Rule pi-actically unchanged from present.

strikes and lockouts illegal. C. C. to fix rates and valuation, approve consolidations, prescribe accounting regulations and exercise other quasi-judicial

5.

1919.)

Same.

Creation of groups for fi.\ing tariffs suitable for each district. I. C. C. directed to permit rates allowing aggregate earning of combined roads in each group of 5'^^% on aggregate value of all property in such group (regardless of what any individual road may earn; no guarantee to any) plus one-half of one per cent, for improvements in five-year periods I. C. C. can increase or lower ^M!% basis. Continuance of present rates until changed by I. C. C.'s approval of new schedules. Present standard return to be guaranteed i'or six months. Individual reserve for each road for its own General contingent fund created credit. by prosperous roads for credit of all roads (i dministered by Federal Transportation Beard.) Extension of road's debt to the Government for ten years at 6%. Creates three Regional Boards of Adjustment (each having three representatives of employers and three of employees) to decide all disputes other than wages and working conditiGn.s: appeal to Committee of

17.

Commerce Commission.

Exclusive control, both as to volume and purpose, by Federal Transportation Board.

Rate districts

November

Same.

TOO

board other than

I,

C. C.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Live

News from

the Traffic Bureau

Decker Case Decided In a decision in tlic case of Jacob E. Decker & Sons asjainsl the .Minneapolis & St. Louis Railroad, wherein the Traffic Bureau of the San Franci-sco Chamber of

Watch

This Column for Your Future Employees!

Discharged Soldiers and Sailors

367. SalcMuan prior to and county with cash seeks position, commission export and import. Japan, city

intervened, the Interstate Commerce Commission holds with shippers that the two years and one dav rule does not prohibit the payment of meritorious claims It also holds that the that have been seasonably filed. two-year rule is unreasonable, unjustlv discriminatory and unduly prejudicial, and says that a reasonable rule would be "that where claims for loss, damage or delay have been duly filed with the carrier and such claims have not been definitely declined in writing by the carrier before the beginning: of the last six months of the two years and one dav period, then suit thereon may be filed within six months from the date the claims are definitely declined in writing by the carrier, but not after. Where claims for loss, damage or delav are not filed, or suits are not instituted thereon in accordance with foregoing' provisions, the carrier will not be liable and such claims will not be paid."

General Applications

order accompanies the decision, but if carriers do not incorporate it in the bill of lading an order will be

fice,

Commerce

\o

issued.

Clark Appointment Confirmed

expeditiously as was worked and distributed this year. Elaborate preparations had been made for the holidav service, such as employing additional clerks and obtaining additional space on trains, and the unprecedented voluine of mail received filled all of the available space on trains due to carry mails and in some instances clerks were requested to perform additional service.

Supervisory

ot the Railway Mail Service important points throughout the divi-

officers

at

and dispatch of mails from

At several of the terminal R. P. Offices thousands and thousands of sacks of parcel post mail were worked each dav and on December 23rd there were worked in the Ogden. Utah. Terminal, R. P. O. 3,500 sacks of California parcel post.

Train schedules were disrupted to some extent on account of weather conditions which resulted in trains from the East and North arriving several hours late. However, mails from such trains were handled promptlv and properly by the Railway Mail Service. .\s an item of interest, records will show all trains due to carry mail handled an additional sixty-foot storage car loaded to the roof with parcel post matter, and

on quite a few days the heavier mail trains operating between the Coast and the East carried in both directions from six to eight sixty-foot storage cars loaded to capacity

_ >

\"uung man, university graduate, recently n 369. signed as an officer of the regular army, desires positi^ with commercial or shipping house. 370. Young man, having finished University of C.ii fornia studies in foreign trade, wishes position with in porting and exporting house. Speaks French.

Secretary, client references. 371.

Railroad or commercial

I

>rk.

1542. Thoroughly competent, capable accountant, m credit and traffic manager, salesman and executivi age 30, desires opportunity with progressive concern.

fluently,

Young man, good

typist,

23. just

speaking Spanish and Frencl completed course in foreiui

desires position in exporting house with tunity of advancing to Spanish correspondent. trade,

opfn

ii

Young man, age 38, single, pleasing jiers. in energetic and capable of meeting prominent bn-i men, wishes connection with export or shipping concern as solicitor, familiar with office detail and e^lM 15-14.

ness

Xever in the history of the Railway Mail Service has there been so large a volume of mail handled as

sion to direct the distribution those points.

position with import and export firm. years old, single, university education. I'Titure main c< sideration.

ality,

The Railway Mail Service

were stationed

Russian and South American

Wish

368.

1543.

The Senate committee on interstate commerce favorably reported to the Senate the nomination of Edgar E. Clark to succeed himself as a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission, and the Senate, December 18th, <:onfirmcd the nomination.

U. S. Navy service, enipb i\ register, grocery or auto firiiil basis or salary. Knowledge o

with holiday mails.

There has not been any congestion

in

the

Railway

cially

good correspondent.

1545. Piusiness executive, 38 years of age, tlesires tc leave present occupation to enter mercantile establishment offering unlimited field for advancement, lias had eight years' experience in present position as bank ex aminer and special credit work in addition to 11 yean as office manager and credit man for large wholesale and' retail house. Prefer work along credit lines.

1546. Active man open for engagement with imparl and export house, experienced in office work, especiath correspondence, Spanish, French and German. Indepcinl ent worker.

A

1547. young man, 2S years of which he is capable of filling. ience as a mining and metallurgical in four continents. Speaks Russian ly and has a reading knowledge of sition

age. desires any po Two years' experengineer. Traveled

and German

fluent-

French.

1548. Position wanted with a coffee importing firm -Applicant is familiar with Spanish, experienced in shipUniping and warehousing. Green coffee e.xperience. versity education.

Mail Service in this division, and it is estimated the increase in mails handled over la.st year at twenty-five peri cent, which figure should be considered as the minimum., and it is believed this will hold good all over the country.! While the public in general took advantage of the shop and mail early spirit, there is still quite a volume of parcel post being received from Eastern points."

BOOST SAN FRANCISCO EVERY DAY nlhun Printing Co.

ru<;j..llJ

Ij.iUial' g=

Hayes & Franklin Sts., San Francisco, St? .MO

CHAMBEHaapipMMEI^rCj^^ AgTI VITI

k**(tM**<«M«*M««:

The Commercial,

Financial,

Vlnme 7

Industrial

and Governmental Metropolis of the

Every Friday

IN THIS

January

9,

Pacific Coast

Number 2

1920

NUMBER

ANTI-STRIKE LEGISLATION APPROVED. News from

the Industrial Department.

COMMERCIAL SOLIDARITY SAVES PLANT. Aeroplanes

PACIFIC

to

Save Forests.

MUST HAVE AMERICAN SHIPS.

Lincoln

Highway Association Reports Development.

THE NEW MANUFACTURING CENSUS. FOREIGN TRADE COUNCIL HEAD VISITS CITY. UP-TO-DATE TRADE NEWS BY WIRE. THE PAN-AMERICAN FINANCIAL CONFERENCE. SAN FRANCISCO FACES WONDERFUL FUTURE. The Mexican Trade Conference.

THE

PHILIPPINE INVESTMENT FIELD.

Live Articles Covering Transportation, Foreign Trade, Marine, Placement, Industrial, Research

and other

Do you know

matters.

that the total of California's enormous wealth

$4,067,432,918 an increase over 1918 of

$438,533,866

?

mounted during 1919

to

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Approved

Anti-Strike Legislation

of Country 7i,ecessitates Proper Legal Recourse

Welfare

A firm position was taken Tuesday by the Directors of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce in support of Cummins

the anii-slrike clause of the

Railroad

now pending

Bill

in

Con-

shall be unlawful for two or persons enijaged in railroad ser\'iie. whether oiTicei-s or employees, to enter into any combination for the purpose of restraint of transporta-

"II

niiirc

i)enalty being a fine not to ex$500 or imprisonment not exceeding six months, or both fine and imprisonment, provided that nothing the section shall be construed to ill

cimulry

tions; therefore

of

siou

quoted,

tion,

Upon

ceed

anti-trust

classes

in

and

Cummins

now

ex-

of

the

legislation

the

interests that are

empt. voicing In

its

support

anti-strike

Board of Directors said that

now being considered ference with the House with

the

private

lows

joint

con-

in connection,

of the railroads to

return

March

operation

makes provision

in

this bill

in

first

next,

substance as fol-

:

deny the right individually to quit employment for any reason." It was therefore decided by the Board of Directoi-s of the San Fran-

section

is

forecast

to as such magnitude of threaten the welfare of our entire

number of new structures which being erected and which are in

contemplation

Peldng,

China,

deliver

will

New World

"China, the

the

luncheon

the

at

at

owing, no doubt, to the fact that vacant lots are available and values have not reached the high figure which

twelve

more thickly settled districts demand. Contracts have been let for a threestorj' and basement brick building on the northeast comer of 6th and Clara

conditions

Streets, on a lot 80x137.6.

lecture with lantern slides.

Mr. Arnold has been a dent of China for the

have been

let, on the west side Street, between 12th and This buUding will be 148x118 feet an dis to be used for factory purposes.

13th.

Contracts have also been

let

for a

one-story brick factory building, 75x 75 to be erected on the north side



of

Natoma

Street,

west of 10th.

resi-

last

years, representing the United States Government, and thoroughly conversant with is that

Oriental

their

ladies

in

re-

]niblic.

Members,

friends are invited to

Arnold,

This build-

Howard

of

Com-

mercial Club on Saturday, January 10, 1920, 12:15 P. M.

the

tracts

of

Opportunity"

for quite a number of substantial buildings which will be used for factory purposes. The section served by the Ocean Shore Railway seems to be in special favor at the present time,

The Reliance TraUer & Truck Co. will occupy a building for which con-

an

illustrated lecture on

in this section.

Within the last thirty days permits have been asked for or contracts let

ing will be occupied by Henry Rhine & Co., Candy Manufacturers.

head of amending the laws the directors declared

the

that they subscribed to the "principle

whose united action

classes

that

all

may

affect

public welfare would

the

be treated alike in

anti-trust

all

and

legislation."

similar

This position the directors said, was held as falling within the declaration

adopted by the United Chamber of Commerce at At-

policy

of

States

lantic City,

during October, 1919.

Contracts aggregating in the neighborhood of $50,000 have been let for the

large are

above

the Industrial Department

Hon. Julean Arnold, jVmeriAttache at Commercial can

the

in

in

States

The rapid development of the South Market Street district as an in-

dustrial

that

recognition of the fact that concerted action of any kind in the United

News from of

Chamber of Commerce

cisco

Act,

unqualified endorsement.

its

favor of the revision of

and

institu-

gives to the provi-

it

Cummins

the

(he anti-tnist laws for the purpose of bringing under their operation certain

gress,

a violation of the spirit of

is

our government and our free

who

will

^

and hear Mr.

illustrate

=

man

erect

a

one-story reinforced

has

quarters,

far

business of

the

outgrown

necessitating the

at

the

its

old

move

into

new building which wUl

the

pro\-ide

double the capacity of the old one. Extensive alterations are being made to the large brick building at the northwest corner of Second Ave. and

Geary Street, formerly used as a car and during the war period as an

baiTi

assembling plant for aeroplanes.

The

upper floor and most of the wUl be occupied sometime dur-

entire

first floor

ing

March by Larkuis & Company, who paint

build,

They

will

and repair auto

continue

to

bodies.

operate

their

1610 Van Ness Ave. in conjunction with the new present

establishment

at

factory.

A concrete

that

states

concern

north of Natoma.

Application has been made by John Dempster McKee for permission to

factory

southeast corner of 19th and Biyant Streets. When completed this building will be occupied by the Hyman & Frank Company, manufacturers of Women's Goodyear Welt Fine Shoes. Mr. Hythe

his

made by has been Application Thomas Butcher for permission to erect a one-story brick auto repair shop on the east side^of 11th Street,

of a modern

construction

five-story

reinforced

concrete

be erected at the southwest corner of 3rd and Brj'aut Streets building

is to

approximating $200,000. cost completed this building will be and bookbinding printing a used as

at

a

auto sales and repair shop on the northwest corner of 12th and Otis

When

Streets.

plant.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Commercial Solidarity Saves Plant CT'oledo Automobile Plant Pursues

* and (.Editor' •

Nate: This is tke seventh San Francisco Chami

fund of fads that should be

upon the subjec of the Betterment of Indus trial Relations by C. A. Day, tnduatr Mr. Day recently inv eatigated various shop plana in eastern c ties, and he has return to all those who are seriously seeking 'a solution of the industr ial problems of today.)



Profit sharing in the plant of the Willys-Overland Co. at Toledo, Ohio, a snag when on March 27, 1919, a committee claiming to represfiil all the employees, presented the i^oment a written demand calling III increase in pay of from 15 to j'er cent, a 44-hour week, the elimination of all piece work, double pay for overtime and a closed shop with a shop committee elected from the employees, but outside the plant. The demands further provided that all physical examinli ions should be dis-

stniek

II

continued.

Up

time the management had encouraged rather than discouraged union organization among the workfo this

officers were employed in and to all outward appearmost cordial relations exi-ii'i between union and management. Til. |ilant was operating on the basis M 48-hour week, wages ranging

nicn.

iniion

I'laut

the

-

II

!

minimum

a

I

of 40 cents to $1.10

Miur were being paid

and

in

ad-

sharing plan was inUuJuced by which company and workei-s divided fifty-fifly all protils I

I'll

aliove

a

profit

certain

established

"Open Shop"

Sharing Plan

cles

Jireclor of the uith a

Profit

charges lor

interest, depreciation, taxes, etc. Short-

before the trouble an initial disbursement of $415,000 was made under ly

ended in the plant being closed for the second time.

good-will between employers and men there was among a certain element an

Faced by the possibility of losing an important industry and shocked by the utter disregard of law and order in the community the business men of Toledo under the leadership of the Merchants and Manufacturers Association rallied to the support of the Willys-Overland Company. Funds were raised and banks, business and commercial organizations publicly declared for the policy of the open

undercurrent

shop.

this

plan.

A

joint

committee

representation

for the adjustment of grievances relating to hours, wages and working conditions,

which

to

employees

the

members had been

elected half of the installed.

Despite the apparent harmony and

of

and

dissatisfaction

unrest which finally culminated in the presentation of the aforesaid demands.

After numerous meetings during which the union representatives stuck consistently

their guns,

to

pany announced clared

its

intention

its

Com-

the

and deoperate under

refusal, to

open shop conditions. A strike followed innnediately, resulting in closing the factoi-y and throwing nearly 11,000 men out of employment. The first attempt to reopen brought determined efforts on the part of the strikers to prevent a resumption of oiierations, produced a reign of intimidation, disorder and violence and

Backed by the business and financial and supported by public the plant again resumed operations under a steadily increasing working force. Profit Sharing has been resumed, a joint shop organization installed, and a piece work system introduced which insures good wages to the industrious worker and interests

opinion

production satisfactory to the management. a

In October, 1919, 10,500 men were at work in the plant, not more than 50 per cent of whom were employed there previous to the March strike.

Aeroplanes to Save Forests Plan Submitted by Col. H. H. Arnold, Approved by Chamber Kndoi-senient of Col. H. H. Arnold's program was given Tuesday by the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. The Directoi's not only approved' Colonel Arnold's recommendations to the War Department, but also urged U|ion Congress to make a s)iecial apaerial forest patrol

propriation of $60,000 to the Cnited States Forest Service to enable it to

eooperate with the Air Service and Signal Corps Patrol during 1920, for the protection of the forests of the Northwest from fires. Tt was the expressed opinion of tlie directoi-s that the use of aeroiilanes in preventing forest fires would help to giM' the United States a leading place ii'j' the nations of the world in '

afionniitics by affording the best pos-

and signal service men, but aside from this, the training

sible

for

pilots

said the fire patrol use of aeroplanes fully justified the expense dii'ectni-s

involved.

ba.se

nnii]itained

in

has recommended of experimental patrol California and Oregon

during the season of 1919, that patrol

work for 1920.

comprising

ron

eighteen

available for ser\-ice in

lie

witli

and

A

squad-

pilots

has been demonstrated, according

render

that

the

air

wonderfully

a

service to the

will

to

private

service

useful

can

public

Government, as well as

of

the

California

Forest

Mather Field as the main base Fresno and Red Bluff as sxib-

render

without

service

sen-ers,

in

other

its

patrol activities,

practical

Within the forest area of the PaNorthwest there are to be found

agencies

inter-

ference with the proper development

bases.

cific

M. Homans of

State Forester G.

California,

five

comjilete air squadrons be detailed to forest

It

to

Arnold

Colonel

upon the

over one-half of the standing timber of the United States, and 80 per cent of all the Government-owned forests, with the exception 6i Alaska.

splendid training

aspects.

says Iloman,

opportunities

of

pilots

for

and ob-

and strengthen our military

jirotective system.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

IAN FRANCISCO Chamber of Commerce I

Activities, entered as second-class matter January 7, 1915, at the Post Office at San Francisco, California, under the art of March 3, 1879. Subscription price, Fifty Cents per Published weekly by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. year.

For

What You Want

to

Know

Call

KEARNY

112

Must Have American Ships

Pacific

Prompt Action by Shipping Board Will Save Trade Trans-Pacific trade ceive its first great

is

about

help

to

from

desire, howto emphasize one particular element which renders the cultivation of

re-

present in your minds.

the

ever,

United States Shipping Board. This information is contained in news dispatches which have been received from Washington, which state that definite plans have been made to allocate several large passenger ships to the Pacific trade not later than next May. These ships, together with all new ships now building, will, according to report, be sold to purchasers who will guarantee that they will maintain the trade routes designated by the Shipping Board.

Far

our

present

All vessels assigned to the Pacific trade will be of the very best type

refer to the exchange situation. The gravest problem in our industrial situation today is the fact that, on account of the favorable exchange, we are confronted with the danger of losing the greater part of our European market. This situation is exactly reversed in the Far East, particularly The exchange is as favorin China. able to China as it is unfavorable to Europe. The opportunity is, therefore, presented by developing Asiatic trade to redress to a large extent the balance disturbed by the unfavorable

combined freight and passenger of Present information is that ships. they will be about 535 feet long, will

European exchange. The Chinese pay in silver, and silver exchange is with American gold at a premium (at

have the best passenger accommodaand will, in addition, carry from 12,000 to 16,000 tons of freight.

gold dollar brings only present a about ninety-five cents in Chinese curIn sending their merchandise rency). merchants, Chinese, American to therefore, receive a currency which they can exchange into their own at a very great advantage.

tions

fact that these vessels will ply certain prescribed routes will give a great impetus to trade development inasmuch as merchants will be able to figure on sailings from six to nine

The

in

months ahead, and

will that the schedules will

know

definitely

be maintained.

I

"Looking

we cannot ing

used by Dr. Reinsch in presenting the case vail be of immediate interest to the public. Dr. Reinsch laid great stress upon the possibilities of the Chinese mar-

be

ket,

which

greatly upon stated in part:

depends so

available ships.

He

Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of the Shipping Board: "I

the

shall not take time to historic development of

of American the Far East. tivities

go into the

ac-

commerce with

"The condition of our own industrial the readiness of the Chinese and other Asiatic peoples to deal with us, the opportunities created by the war for established currents of trade to flow in our direction, all these are

life,

to

fail

extent and in

its

The assignment of ships to the trans-Pacific trade is a concrete result of the recent visit to Washington of representatives from the various coast ports, the details of which have previously been reported in the Activities. Dr. Paul S. Reinsch, former Minister from the United States to China, acted as spokesman for the Pacific Coast delegation before the Shipping Board. outcome In view of the important of the Conference with Chairman John Barton Payne and the other members of the Shipping Board some of the arguments

Far Eastern market, conclude that in its mass of purchas-

at the

power

local

it is far superior to that of America, and considering the competition of European indus-

tries

in

South

European

countries,

it

is

to

us superior also to the European market. For instance, the resources of China include foodstuffs of all kinds, hides, together tea, furs, oils, silks, with all the mineral products which

form the raw material of the prinIt is to the interest cipal industries. of America, as a nation, that the Pacific Coast should be developed into region. This can a manufacturing only by drawing on the countries for raw materials supplying them with merand chandise. As a market, these regions absorb every kind of iron and cotton products, they need vast quantities and industrial maof agricultural chinery, as well as of lumber and In certain food products, like flour. and particularly in these regions, China, Americans, moreover, enjoy the good will of the population to such an extent that American trade relationships and American products are given the preference over any other."

done

Asiatic

by

Quoting from a report rendered by American Chamber of Co

the in

China,

Dr.

"It

1

Eastern commerce at the time particularly important.

Reinsch added:

for Pacific Coast is

ping

I

necessary that adequate ship-

under

facilities

the

American

be

provided, not only for the Pacific but the Yangtsze River as well. By her predominate position in the Pacific shipping trade, Japan has been tabled to side track a considerable irt of the American trade which was dependent ;pendent u; upon Japanese lapanese ships for transportat' in bottoms for American goods are essential to the development of American trade in China and it must embrace the Yangtsze River as well as the Pacific. flag

Japanese ships often discharge American cargo at Kobe for transshipment and apparently juggle the transshipping arrangements in a manner so that the American goods often arrive in China after much delay, sometimes in a damaged condition and sometimes short cargo; not to mention the added expense in connection with the transshipment which has often been disproportionately high.

"In this connection, it is imperative that American ships carry American goods under freight rates as favobtaining from the to Shanghai and meeting the c tpetition of the Japanese ships car•rying American goods on the Pacific, Concerning the vital necessity of orable

as

those

European

ports

capable

new

of

shipping

the

for

Coast,

Pacific

Dr. Reinsch pointed out:

"The great opportunity of developing American commerce and benefitting American industry in the immediate future will unquestionably be unless an adequate number of ships will be assigned to the Pacific service, to fill the need which have pointed out. You will readily recognize that this is not a sectional matter. This fast shipping can go only to our Pacific Coast, and the Atlantic industrial interests of our lost

I

regions are

having

in

fully

these

as

much

interested

established

services

as are the States of the Pacific Coast.

Our

entire national advantage of proximity to the Far East will be lost un-

less

we

this

purpose.

utilize

the

"Mr. Chairman, establishing

Pacific

this

is

ports

for

a matter of

permanent underlying con-

(Continued on page 17)

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

New

The

Manufacturing Census Jt will show the Bay Region dustrial Centers

be one of V/orl'ds In-

to

* The iiiclropolKau area of the San J'raiifisi'o-Oakland

District should

he

pxteiulcd lo take in approximately all the

as

territory

south

far

as

Los

Bureau of the Chamber prepared and to fonvarded the Census Bureau and arguments in support of

co])ies

a

claim for a larger metropolitan dis-

for San Francisco-Oakland than

Gatds, north as far as Petaluma and

trict

Napa, and east to a point including Suisun Bay and Autioch. This is the view of the San Francisco Chamber (pf Commerce which it is expected

that apportioned

will

he verified as a result of the incensus that is now being

dustrial

taken.

Too much emphasis cannot be placed upon the necessity of the filling out of the schedules which have been, or soon will be, mailed to all manufacturere in the bay region by Sam. L. Rogers, Director if the United Stales ,-

Bureau of Census. importance of San Francisco as a manufacturing and commercial center cannot be truly gauged without Tlio

taking into consideration the development around the bay of industries, which while essentially belonging to the

city,

have

been

by the

forced

eeogra)ihical limitations of the Peninsula

on

points

locations

seek

to

bayshore.

the

adjacent

at It

is

tlu'ough the statistics published

only

by the

San Francisco north to Nacasio in Marin County and south to BurlinSan Mateo County. On the Oakland side north to the southerly boundaries of San Pablo Bay and south to Decoto in Alameda County. The easterly boundai-y is an irregidar line with Dublin, Costa Contra ganie in

County, as

easternmost point. Both the San Francisco and Oaklaud Chambers of Commerce are giv-

known.

fonic generally

months ago

Several

(Continued

individual

time

from page

This beneficial for a speeding up of all taking processes and renders

five-year intervals.

at

census

merchants

prompt and complete

re-

embraced

the

in

above, are urged study of the schedules which have been sent out by the Census Bureau and to take steps to arouse and instruct their manufacturers to forward early and accurate returns. List of maruifacturers, classified h\ bouiularies lo

make

industry

should

outlined

a

with

aiui

coiTect

jirepared

be

and a

addresses publicity

cainjiaign conducted in the interest of

insuring jirompt

and

returns to

full

the Bureau,

The Director points out that the census of

since

1914 great changes have

new companies organized

taken place,

and new industries developed and thai fonuer census lists of manufacturers require radical revision.

of

Steps should

lie

taken to place

in

the hands of the Bureau's special

all

this material

agent when he commences his work to secure for each district a complete industrial

census.

The

for

time

schedules

now

is

conmiunity (ledition

is

at

forwarding the hand and each

urged to as great exorganizing

as possible in

campaign, lists

and

completing getting

niauufaclurei's

firm or corporation gain advantages, but

may na-

general will find

in

participate

to I

have

in

this

pointed

out

it

you

which exists. The use the key to the situafacilities have been pro-

yearly

special

a

in

its

its

touch

industrial

with

the

and the Bureau.

Highway

state

.system.

points to the

tion

as America's

which

has

first

been

The Associa-

Highway

Lincoln

"object lesson road"

for

responsible

the

strong sentiment which exists at present

other

is

This is the one thing upon which our commerce

fur

wliicli

will

vided in adequate degree.

with the Pacific countries

is

sldl wait-

Never in our commercial history an opportunity been prethrough a specific act, to establish currents of trade which will forever after nourish our national ining.

such

sented,

dustries,"

cnuntiy. coln the

a

system

national

roads

of

develop every part of the

The 1919 work on the Lin-

Highway was work done

in

equal the

to

all

previous

years, during which the Lincoln

way Association was liiig

and

struction.

outlining

actively

the

of five

High-

promot-

future

con-

has

.$9,000,000

re-

of the I/incoln Highwa.v Association, there is now a great national sentiment toward a Federal Inter-

pos-

developto

to

.\iM-ordiiig \\i'\\

the opportunity

has

business

committees,

industrial cities

calls

of fast vessels tion,

Coimuerce,

iif

the

in

Lincoln Highway Association Reports Development

16)

commerce must be guaranteed permanent conditions upon which

ment.

new

the

will

Industrial

The lack of these esflourish. sential facilities no individual exertion can dispense with. The efforts of an

sible

that

be allowed by the Bureau of Census. A recent Act of Congress provided for the collection of statistics of the products of manufacturing industries evei-y two years beginning in 1021, in place of an industrial census hcunidaries

imperative, the

not

the

expected

coufidenlly

etc,

without which commerce can-

ditions,

for a tional

its

ing hearty support to the extension of Ihis metropolitan district and it is

change

Census Bureau that the facts can be-

under the 1914 cen-

The area embraced in the last census covers the district roughly from sus.

t'handjers associations,

been

invested

in

Higliway work in 1919, it is and this is expected to be augmented from this time on. The

Ijincoln

stated,

has been spread over a great tnany states, which has required con-

wvirk

slant attention and supervision

Association

by the

itself.

The pioneering work of the Lincoln Highway Association has been greatly beneficial interest

the

to in

roads

present Nation-wide

and has

also

fur-

nished a basis for national legislation

such as the Townsend

Bill,

which

will

provide in the beginning for two connecting highways. East and

West and

North and South, through each State in

the XTnion.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

News by Wire

Up-to-date Trade

National Chamber

Wee/^ly Telegraph Service Coast Members

Pacific

Edge

Bill

IU'!;ulalii>iis ilefiiiing terais

and con-

for applications to form corporations under provisions of Edge

ditions

now being formulated by the AnnounceFederal Reser\'e Board. ment of regulations are expected in near future, tbus enabling tbe filing of apjdications, issuance of permits and

dealers or users.

Retail sales of inliquors for non-beverage purposes are restricted as at present to licensed pharmacists or dniggists.

of Justice of high prices and shortage

toxicating

of supplies which raise question whether the final decree and agreement have been complied with. Ap-

Newsprint Paper

whether manufacturers signing agreement have actually produced daily tonnage of paper according to terms of agreement, and whether manufacturers have offered such tonnage for sale in accordance with agreement, also how much of tonnage was sold to middlemen and whether middlemen in reselling have observed maximum commission fixed by Trade Commission.

jjlication

Bill are

entrance of foreign

field

compara-

at

tively early date.

Wholesale Liquor Dealers

The Bureau of Internal Revenue in Treasury Decision 2959 rules that wholesale liquor dealei-s who are not licensed pharmacists or druggists and

who have

not

heretofore

been

per-

mitted after their floor stocks were exhausted to withdraw from bond any distilled spirits or wines owned by them for sale for non-beverage purposes, may now qualify as such dealers and after qualifying may with'

draw distilled spirits or wines from bond or purchase them from other dealers for sale to

qualified

qualified

to

Authority conferred on the Federal Trade Commission by an act creating a commission to investigate the manner in which the final decree of court entered November 1918 in the antitrust case is being carried out will be exercised for first time as the result of an application filed by the Attorney-General in newsprint paper case. At the time entry of decree the Attorney-General as trustee entered into an agreement with certain providing newsprint manufacturers

war and

that during period of

Waterpower

for

the

three

investigation

from complaints

sults

Head

Foreign Council

debate

amendments Chairman of the bill and floor

may

as

to

Bill

the

in still

Senate

uncertain,

and

continuing

vaiious

considered. The Committee reporting it on the absent from Washington on of family illness and this

is

account

re-

Department

to

particulars

The date of the vote on Waterpower Bill is

months thereafter prices and contract tenns for sale newsprint be fixed by Federal Trade Commission subject to review by court. Application by Attoniey-General

for

calls

be

to

the

charge of

in

cause delay.

Visits City

O. K. Davis, on Flying Trip, Perfects Details of Convention Plans As a

of the two days

result

eign Trade Council, practically all of the details in preparation for the

Seventh Annual Foreign Trade Convention to

be' held

in

this

city

The

visit

here of Mr. 0. K. Davis of New York City, Secretary of the National For-

May

scene

auditorium

civic

of

the

main

main

floor of the

tural

and

scenic

give

to

effects

12th to 15th, 1920 have been cleared

vided for the trade advisors

be

sult

with

C.

P.

to this city to con-

Converse,

Secretary

of the Pacific Coast Committee in charge of the convention and to perfect final arrangements. Frederick J. Koster, Robert Dollar

and of

J.

the

direct

K. Armsby, the three members Pacific

to

that

make

no the

convention memorable the

Committee

in

charge of the convention have

determined spared

Coast

National

Foreign

effort

shall

be

San

Francisco

in the

annals of

Trade Council.

being lieavy enough to insure a large

the

and the

attendance.

Mr. Davis said on leaving for the East "I am tremendously pleased with the preparations thus far made and the progress of the promotion here

the

meeting an unusual distinctiveness. There will be suitable offices pro-

up.

Mr. Davis came

be

will

sessions

auditorium will be especially arranged through architec-

attendance

in

and

it is

Foreign

and export

and

will

exhibit

of

commodities

leading

hotels

ventions in

import

and

at

the

at

the

visitors

An

headquarters

for

demand for

presence of the for-

and

leading

the

traders

can

interchange

American hardly

be

of

and over

trade future of our country."

Headquarters for the National For-

and press accommodations.

is

The conven-

from previous con-

estimated at this cnicial period in the

foreign

attendance of between two and

three thousand

further the suc-

The importance of

co-mingling

foreign

audi-

the

delegates.

this

of

to

convention.

eign

views

torium for the benefit of visiting delegates,

the

tion is distinctive

There will be com-

lines.

New York

in

cess of

American on

bureaus of information both

plete

the

who

convention

the

probable that there will be a

comprehensive

and

at

Trade

eign

are

anticipated, the early

in

Convention

Room

1237

this

city

Merchants

Ex-

in

change Building.

reseiwations at the liotels

DON'T FORGET THE CENSUS If

you are going out of town before January 16th, be sure your name

is

in the

hands of the Census Board

San Francisco and California Delegates to PanAmerican Financial ConNotable Meeting Takes Representative Citizens

to

In the D.

19,

Washington 1919

the Activiti

s

i

outli, led

the

purpose of the Second Panstory and p Amer Financial Conference, Th>

nplete

Hst

of

delegates

in-

prominent Califor mong whom are John S. sident Savings Union Bank d Prof. P. A. Martin 6c Trust Co ny

other

of Stanford University.

Under the Provisions

of Public

Act

the Congress, Sixty-Fourth United States authorized the holding of the Second Pan-American Financial

379.

Conference. Under this Act the President is authorized to extend to the

governments of Central and South America, an invitation to be represented by their ministers of finance and leading bankers, to attend the conference with the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, in the City of Washington, for the purpose of establishing closer financial relations

between

opinion the greatest good which derived from the forthi Pan-American Financial Conference will be the resultant friendly feeling created by an interchange of ideas with the accredited representatives of the various LatinAmerican countries. Personal touch is always of paramount importance. It is the part of wisdom to form an acquaintanceship in advance with the leading financiers of the respective countries who will be present at the conference. Thereafter can be corned the great work of increasing markets in the republii to the south of us for American goods, In order that we may successfully establii ih such markets we must the problems of our sister republic ndering such assistance as is necessary to enhance their interior development and supplant as far as possible European financial centers that have heretofore acted as their bankers. It shall be our purpose to thoroughly investigate and distribute to those interested information concerning the resources, opportunities and benefits which might accrue to American business men in forming new relationships in the export and import trade with Central and South America. Too much importance cannot be attached to the possibilities of improving the present opportunities for entering these markets, not so much because European trade is partially prostrated at the moment, but by reason of our geographical location we should have been at all times a naturally dominant factor in their commerce. Due to the necessity for developing our natured resources at home, which has largely engaged our attention, we have not intensively cultivated foreign trade as has been done by the older nations of Europe. The supreme Bnancial position recently attained gives to us greater power, which, if exercised cautiously and judiciously, will redound immensely to our commercial benefit and, as the foundations of great accomplishments frequently arise from a complete understanding derived through discussion, there is every hope that the Second Pan-American Conference wilt become a prominent record in the

INbe

of the

ference

dude:

International High Cowmitaion at Conference

my

their countries

and the United

international commercial history of this nation.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

San Francisco Faces Wonderful Future The V/estern Come

Despite the fact that commerce is returning to the normal trade routes of the pre-war era, San Francisco's foreign trade has not suffered any maThe figures for Noterial setback.

conditions.

year show that the port's business, if not actually boomAltbough the ing is holding its own. custom's figures are not available for December, custom officials state that be a normal one, this mouth will which means that in the face of labor

lai-s

vember of

this

eouditious due to the abrupt tenuiuation of the war, shortage of ships, and the opening of other trade routes, the 1919 figures will be not more than twenty to thirty millions of dollars less than 1918. difficulties,

as would have been under more normal financial The jjowerful propaganda

l)uy so copiously

possible

European

of

urging Chinese merchants to

in

their trading until Europe should again be able to enter the field as a competitor. This propaganda

representatives

countries has had

desired

affect,

and though American concerns

in the

Far

remembered

be

that

the

by water an established fact the transthat with the opening of Atlantic trade to the world a tre-

mendous

is

increase

California

in

ex-

ports by rail has been recorded by

been

back

aggressive,

the

the

into

a

has

business

European

old

Many

speculatoi's

Japan

in

and

other Oriental countries followed

abrupt termination of the war. condition

this

have

countries

these

the

From

all

practically recovered, but the retardent

railroads. in

was

Commerce

Pacific

agree that San Francisco is on the threshliold of the greatcommercial era in her history. est With the promise of the early delivery Authorities

of

all

more ships for the

a consequent loosening up of shipping conditions, San Francisco will be able to handle much of the business that has been diverted through

When

ports.

conditions

over

which San Francisco has had no control

are considered, the present posi-

tion of this port can be nothing but

The only record kept

encouraging.

of the export

and

show

cents.

business

While

the

is

in

dollars

figures

a decrease in the actual

may

number

ing the past year, a consideration of prices

as

against

prices

in

1918 will reveal a noticeable drop in of

values

Tight also

many

export

coumiodities.

money and high exchange have had their

market,

which

effect

on the Oriental

has not

been

also reduced

This

has

condition

in

our com-

remedied, however, and 1020

been

is a

year

able

to

a

distributing

regions.

of decrease will be amply covered h\ drops,

price

temporary diversion

the

of shipping to other routes, and the

purely

won

the Canal has

It

true thai

is

business that dur-

also

is

in

San Francisco as

and receiving point eign

a logical shipping in trade with for-

balance

trade

San Francisco has been

more

by which

1919,

greater

evinced

The

countries.

against

duced

is

interest

there

that

ti-ue

and greater

activity

is

than

an

half

worthy

item

cisco will witness this

high silver exchange.

Fi-an-

no

reason

year the greatest

be

a

San

believe

to

due

decrease

further

there

that

which

to

all

American

parts of the world

In

attendance.

have

invitations

addition

been

ex-

San Francisco's foreign trade

domain are comparatively new Their

populations

learned

value of American goods.

resentatives.

tural

The importance of the

that

It

the

demand

will increase.

rapidly

remedying bad

The

San Francisco trially as well.

large

is

progressing indus-

During Eastern

the past year

manufacturers

to

us.

true

the

tune

as

are

Pacific

have her proper share.

many

expect

the Pacific Coast

be emphasized.

Coast will benefit and San Fi-ancisco will

to

American frontier of foreign

trade will

any

The markets which are legitimately within

tended to several hundred foreign rep-

as

is

will

to

Trade But At Very Beginning

It is expected that

excess of three thousand

in

to

Present indica-

the United States.

be

in

comparison as in 1918, largely due

cause.

will

ut

er than pre-war periods, and there

stimulus to trade

merchants from

re-

duriiii;

Imports are not as heavy

note.

foreign trade convention ever held in

in

weie

which

hindrances

local

encountered in 1919.

the neighborhood of three times great-

Trade Convention Will Lend Prominence

As

establisheti

and

tions are that our business will be in

of great promise.

of dollars involved in transactions dur-

present

Labor conditions

noticeable.

San Francisco merce.

commerce

Francisco's

Coast,

Pacific

and

other

San

on

effect

New Era

warehouses, facioric? plants in the bav Emissaries from foreign countries are visiting San Franciscu comtheir i]\ large numbers and ing and their activities while here indicate that they realize the vast op portunities San Francisco offers. While critics of San Francisco may assert that our trade is on the toboggan they have nothing substantial to back up their statements. The millions liave

it

among

failures

some merchants

and

Own

ing 1918 came to San Francisco, but

Speculation and Labor

tigures available are exports it

the

amount of

channels.

and

have

East

certain

gone

must

up" by commercial from these European

"followed

closely

Not Recorded It

Far

the

in

withhold

Rail Exports

only

countries

East has also had its effect on trade with the Pacific Coast. European countries throughout the war have spent hundreds of thousands of dol-

Commera Will

Front of

Into Its

is

na-

pass*-

America practio'

-

in connection with their export trade

and an aggressive policy such as has been or

result,

during the

practiced

three

years

which

is

will

sure be

to

twu

past

bring

"greater

its

pros-

perity through greater foreign trade."

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

New

Figures Will Aid Trade

Parcel Post Regulations

Harbor Board To Outline Tonnage Movement How are you going to keep the proper check on your trade field, Mr. Importer and Mr. Exporter, unless yon are fully informed upon the tonis passing in and out of iia'ie that the port of San Francisco? Wouldn't it be of great benefit to if you had an official monthly which would show the import and export tonnage of a detailed list of sixty or seventy commercial articles, you

i-cport

information as i.> the destination of every export ton and the place of origin of every ton with

l.iLTother

definite

of import?

the

i)ul)lish

to

list

its

But

that

service

the

is

the

that

Chamber of Commerce proposes to The State Board of Har-

give you.

bor Commissioners has undertaken to prepare each month, this tonnage record of imports and exports, and the Chamber of Commerce has undertaken

Forwarding and Returning Help Merchants

iTilei-esl.'d

I^Ruling Will

UiPmbership.

with

proceeding

before

this

to the Chamber wants from all importers and exporters and from all others who mai/ be interested, just how substantial will

piMication l.iinw

be

the

derived

be

will

that

benefit

frtim the regular monthly issuance of

such

information.

and

curate

prepared

has

niissionere

complete

a

very

ac-

of

ex-

record

month of

and

now on

Foreign Trade Bu-

of

reau

You

should

Bureau

at

examine

and

this

record

the

visit

this

Foreign

Trade

earliest

convenience,

record, and

us know

it

will

you

to

if

benefit to

This ruling marks the end of a long which the Postmaster has had

is

Chamber of Commerce.

your

immediately

and will fonvarding or returaing of all perishables of obvious value, whether or not this guarantee is made. also allow the

the

at the

the

The Chamber is just in receipt of letter from Postmaster Fay enclos-

fight in

September, 1919, file

a

ing copy of a new order from the office of the Postmaster General which will allow second, third and fourth class matter to he forwarded or returned upon guarantee of postag;e for that purpose by the sender

The State Board of Harbor Com-

ports and imports for the

Wouldn't this enable you to know what fields of trade were subject to further development, and assist you to expand your, business? Well,

to

let

be of interest have the matter

regularly published.

cooperation and

active

assistance

Chamber of Commerce.

of the

It

is

the merchants will be quick

felt that

with this endorse to guarantee and the success of the new ruling will probably place the entire parcel post traffic upon this basis parcels

their

within a short time.

Chambers of Commerce are urged to secure from the Post Office copies of this ruling, which is included in General Order No. 694.

Foreign Trade Opportunities Representation in Australia Cape Town,

South Africa. Party desires to communicate with exporters or manufacturers, interested in the South African trade, with a 3467.

view

entering

to

business

into

them

with

tions

on

rela-

commission

a

basis.

Mai-seilles,

establishing

business

relations.

Firm desires Genoa, Italy. to be put in touch with importers of various herbs and drugs from Italy

to

Mediterranean

the

Would

also

represent

like

them

countries.

secure

to

in

this

an agent city,

who

would undertake the handling of the above mentioned products.

to

put

be

nf

in

chemical

machinery,

Would lists,

Firm

Cairo, Egypt.

3470.

touch

with

fertilizers,

motors,

desires

exporters

agricultural

tractors,

etc.

like to receive catalogues, price

etc.

3471.

Sacramento,

firm wishes to ilealers

Cal.

Japanese

be put in touch with

or exporters of resin.

Nogales, Arizona.

of Mexican com desires to touch with firms interested.

floral

India.

Firm

in

be put in touch California of manufacturers bead necklaces.

Bombay with

Bombay,

Exporter be put in

wishes

to

Alexandria, Egypt. Firm in Alexandria desires to be put in touch of copy books for manufacturers with 3475.

3469.

and

3473.

3474.

French France. fii-m desires to be put in touch with importers and exporters with a view 3468.

to

Party Mexico. Colima, 3472. wishes to be put in touch with importers of essence of aloes.

Kegiuald F. Higgs, c/o Hotel New York, desires to San Francisco manufacturers of brooms and brushes, glass apparatus, gloves, mittens and Jlr.

Pennsylvania,

represent in Australia,

Mr. Higgs

Higgs

Firm Mexico. Mazatlan, 3476. to be put in touch with importers of Mexican products, such as tomatoes, fruits and various winter wishes

of the firm of E. F.

is

& Company who now

claim the

Australia for the

Du Pont New York

agency

in

Export

Co.,

120 Broadway,

Lackawanna

City",

N.

Hacketstown,

school use.

and trunks.

gauntlets, bolts, toys

Tack &

Leather

Y.;

Co.,

Diamond

The

Nail Works, 89 Beach

Street,

Boston, Mass.; The American Vulcan-

Wilmington, Delaware.

ized Fibre Co.,

vegetables.

San San Francisco, Cal. .3477. Fraucisco importer of ebony, Spanish cedar and mahogany, wishes to get in touch with people desirous of buying

Sale Records San

Francisco

holiday sale of

this lumber.

3478.

San Francisco Breaks All Seal

Noumea,

New

Caledonia.

Firm wishes to be put in touch with merchants and manufacturers desiring representation in New Caledonia and

New

Hebrides.

Would

ceive

price

catalogues,

lists,

like

to etc.

re-

passed than

all

during

the

Red Cross

recent

seals sur-

previous records by more

.$10,000,

according

Drum, President of Association Tuberculosis.

for

the

the

to

John

S.

San Francisco Prevention

of

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Call for

Mexican Trade Conference

"Decline in Price" He tearing

San Francisco Should Be Well Represented A

liirgi-

Inrnj

ilclfsraliiiii

the

cisii)

Hi

iiu't'

wimld

Mi'.xkaii

be

San

Kraii

l-'iaiH-iscu

lonfcr-

Tiailo

gi-enlly

beiielicial

The

be

Cui'lheiauce

Mexican

City.

To

include

leKer

by Sanndcrs In Converse, head, of tlie Foreign

1*.

diieeled

sales

Department

Trade

large

that

slates

of

Mexican

methods and distriburepresenta-

tions.

Chamber

tlie

representative

and

agencies

Mexican banking facilities. Mexican credits. Financing the exports of Mexico. Shipping and packing merchandise

dele-

expected from New York, Chicago, and St. Louis and that it is hoped that San Francisco will be italions are

vvilhin

equally as well represented.

Inke

Si)anish.

of

the

San

•i.nimi.ssion

will

hearing

in

antee against decline in price.

This

statement

contained

is

in

a

letter

from Commissioner Victor Mur-

dock,

who

hearing

this

lo

states,

(.'ommissiou

however, that the

desires to

opinions of

the

all

prior

Federal Trade be advised of

producers, manu-

merchants (wholesale and and consumers on this im-

facturers,

The Chamber

in English, but the report of the Conference will l)e printed in both English and

orsanization

(

liold a

l>ortant subject.

Trade marks in Mexico. The jjroceedings will be

Saunders further states that the Wells Fargo Nevada Bank of San Francisco has been asked to uuderthe

lime

a short

Washington on the question of guar-

retail)

for Mexico.

Meeting

Call

The I'dcral Trade

tion.

A ('.

for the conference

call

will

luanufacturers, hankers, importers and exporters, ami merchants includes in the subjects lo he discussed:

of business lelalioiis willi Mexico aeeording to W. F. Saniulei's, Seeretary of tlie American Chamber of Comnieree in Mexico I

Federal Trade Commission

gi'itup.

ort'icial

which

ti>

sioner j\Iurdock

is

to

urged by (Commisbring this matter

to the attention of the membership in order that all possible complaints and opinions may be received without delay.

Cordial Relations With Mexico, Plea of Consul New

As soon

cummereial relations between and the United States may more cordial" is the hope of J. Garza Zertuclie, Consul•'That

i;row continually

more

once

extend '

General of Jfexico in San Francisco. A letter from the Consul-General of Mexico addressed to the Latin-American Committee of the Chamber of Commerce conveys a concrete attempt at betterment of such relations.

all

my

earnest

possible

desire

of

have

the

export

documents,

For some time there has been considerable trouble incurred in securing consular

making only

of

the

the

for goods being Mexico, and the message Consul-General of Mexico is invoices

to

interesting as

it

effects this particular

""'"<'^-

The communication states in part: "With the purpose of showing

tion

The

the usual declarabefore the undersigned."

Latin-American

Committee

Fees from Consul-General Zertuche to be charged on and after January 1,

The

1920.

tariff is

given below:

of manifests Certification of manifests in ballast Certification of Consular Invoices Certificates to captains of ships or sender

«]^q

3% merchandise

2.00 ^ 00

2 00

Certificates for errors Vise of health certificates Patent certificates

of signatures

now

in

force, except those indicated above, for each certification or determined act __

For issuing of passports For legalizing or viseing passports issued by authorities of other countries

qq

thoughtlessness, reckless-

or carelessness" is placed upon the automobile owner or driver who fails to guard his own safety at railroad crossings by L. F. Shedd, head of the Safety and Fire Prevention Bureau of the Chicago, Rock Island and Paindifference

characterization

cific

Railroad.

A

en nn 50.00 specified in other dispositions

sla\'e to

the

circular letter addressed

-

„„

9

^.,

this

for cooperation which will reduce the increasing list of accidents occurring

ways.

The public

sonally consider

10 00

by

to the public carries a request

at intersections of railroads

.

and other acts

"A ness,

bureau

companies or

associations .

ertiftcations

Automobilists Asked To Help Save Own Lives

200

5'q0

;

A

filing

given,

2 qO 1

Certification of legal constitutions of foreign -,

qq

400 of

Extra copies of certificates Certificates for changes on the manifest

(

is

also in receipt of a Tariff of Consular

Certification

Certification

be

I

honor of informing Hon. Committee that on and after the first of January next this office will accept Consular invoices without having to be sworn to before a notai-y public

shipped

the

commercial intercourse between this country and Mexico, and thereby simplify the hanthe

dling

of the parties

reasonable time limit for of written statements will after which they will be assembled, and as far as possible classified, and each correspondent will be furnished with a copy of the whole document. As soon thereafter as possible the hearing will be called at Washing-ton at which parties at interest may be present in pereon, by representation, or by counsel, and an orderly method for hearing the matter will be laid out. writing.

to

for

facilities

list

be compiled it is the purpose of the Commission to invite each or any of them to submit his obsei-vations in

Rulings to Expedite Trade Between Countries

Mexico

as this

are interested in the matter can

wlio

its

is

own

and high-

asked to

per-

actions, assist

othere and do everything possible to reduce tlie awful toll of deaths and injuries occun-ing to the drivere and occupants of automobiles on public

crossings of the railroads.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

To

British Industry Huge The

fr.il

held

London,

in

England,

February 23 to March

11

which

Industries Fair,

Britisli

be

will

be

most

1920,

5,

Fairs to which admittance to bona-fide trade

buyers seriously

in-

and

by

admission

is

of the five annual fairs so far held,

ticipation

in

the

information

invitation only.

Fair

the

Britisli

manufacturing

from Hon. A. Carnegie Ross, British

shall be

deemed

Consul-General, at San Francisco.

firms whose principal

according

to

The Fair

held in the

Crystal Palace in London, the largest

The

exhibition building in the world.

Palace

Cn'stal

stated

is

be

to

so

large that the figures which represent

dimensions

its

than

of

lent

that

can,

how-

from

the

fact

to

approximately 20

which it acres are upon

acres, of

falgar Square

best

it

may Tra-

given by the London

is

County Council 111-

area

tlie

of

For comparison,

floor.

be mentioned that the

I

ex-

floor area

understood

amounts

it

main

total

its

be

ever,

The enoniious

explain.

to

confuse rather

ser\-e to

2%

to be

and

Fair held

visitors

seven

is

the

at

A

the docks.

at

of 20 acres

confined

is

to

which

firms

As They Come and

works and head

recent

floor area

times

as

offices are situated within

Empire and which by

foreign

not

controlled

Exhibitors

interests.

|iermitted

the British

are not

exhibit goods

to

are

other

than those they actually manufacture.

The

result

oil

the

no

that

el.sewliere

on the fact that

can

the

in

exhibitors on

visit

shown

article

stand

exhibitor's

ail

chased

who

buyers

that

is

know

the Fair

he

purwhile

Fair,

can

their side

rely

visitors are trade

all

buyeis.

So organized, the British In-

iliistries

Fair

The leave

the

British

by the

space occupied

Fair

Indnstries

on

immeasurably

is

nuire

valuable to both exhiliitors and buyers

than a Fair in which the same article

many

be shown upon

and

stands

spend

wliole

the

where

the

nf his time

niiicli

oc-

opening of

Fair in London, exhibits will open

prices

different

exhibitors'

may

visitor in

also in

three

Birmingham and Glasgow. The though

fairs,

towns,

are

London Fair the

is

one

different

The

fair.

directly organized

Board of Trade of

the

in

lield

reality

in

by

that city, while

Binningbam and Glas-

Fairs in

gow

are organized

ities

of the respective cities under the

by the municipal-

auspices and with the support of the

Board.

An

organization that

important of

the

point

three

in

Fairs

the is

they are held concurrently, each

Fair representing a specified group of industries

and no one industry being

pennitted to exhibit at two Fairs.

The nril

British

Industries

only exhibitions.

Fairs

are

They are Trade

to

now

Among

the cargo brought here by Steamer J. B. Stetson from CenAmerican ports there were 1,000 bags coffee. (lie

tral

10,000-ton Tank Steamer Richconcal was launched on December 23rd by the Union Iron Works for the account of llie United States Shipping Board.

The new Barkentine Geo. U. Hind, now Hearing completion at this port, has been chartered by Balfour, Guthrie

&

Co.

lumber on

load

to

Columbia

The Steamer Balliett which has been opciating on the coast since launched for the Shipping Board has been for a voyage to the Atlantic, loading railroad ties at Graj'S Harbor, for Chas. R. McCorraiek &" Co.

which

at

can

it

The

of gi-eat assistance to

is

Foreign

Buyers visiting England for

the

time.

first

Under ordinary cmidi-

linucd

United

fions he might have to travel to even'

of

liart

might

and

country

the to

fail

get

manufacturer of some he

comes

England

to

then

with

the

which

article in

With

interested.

is

even

touch

in

the buyer wlio

at

time

the

of

the Fair, things are entirely different.

States

reports

has to study the schedule of the

trades

participating

undei-stand

how wide

terprising

business

n]iens

up

in

be posted on the board of the Marine

Department, which has been, and great

aid

to

Fair

the

finns

the

to

city

the

to

apply as early as

The .Iiiiiuary sailing from this city the \V. R." Grace Line for South American pm-ts will be taken by the Steamer Santa Alicia, followed by the Santa Flavia in Februaiy. Steamer Coekaponset which was delayed on account of having a last week and Rotterdam.

will

large cargo of dried fruits, barley and

Aleta

The Steamer West away for Hamburg,

goods. also

got

Rotterdam

and

Cardiff,

loaded

with

California products.

po.s-

leave out again on

be supplied

fire left

Antwerp

Tlie freighter took a

visit

with catalogues and full information.

Havre,

for

Steamer here from

British Consul-General in

where they

is,

especially

lif

liractically all

San Franciscans who wish

this

Fair

to him.

the Fair should >;ihle

to

range of en-

navigation,

during winter month.?.

canned n

Government was discon-

the

at

here

He

which

Farallone Islands some six months ago, was resumed on December 30lh, and from "now on weather rejiorts from this station, will

a I

is

receiving cargo at Pier 29.

comparing

purcha.sed.

l>e

The Fair

siiiuiltaneously with the the

The freighter

fixed

may

great

that

booked

is

port direct for Hamburg,

River for South Africa.

'.i-inn.

I

Xenia

Steamer this

weather as

Go-

Union Oil Company imported 76,000 Mexican oil from Port Lobos, Mexico, last week by the Comjiany's Tanker Coalinga.

baiTels crude

be

this instance to

in

But

acres.

comparison can be made by

I'xiiibitors

Par-

January 14th.

will be

itself

received

Reported by Chamber's Marine Department ^l^^

restricted

is

terested in the participating trades,

successful

to

I'miiiises

Passing In and Passing Out

Wares

Exhibit

Fair to be Held in Three Cities Simultaneously

Catherine Seattle,

D.

and

will is

arrive

booked

to

January 17th taking freight for Buenaventura, Tumaco, Manta, Guayaijuil and Callao. This freighter will be handled by the South

America Pacific Line,

ot\n

The By M.

J.

rxbAiiv/iow

o

pbortunities for California's Surplus Dollars Pointed by Local Head of Philippine Commercial Agency

Dc La Rama

nineteen bank statistics Nineteen that California has more wealth today than she ever had before. The 1919 bank clearings for San Francisco alone smashed all previous records by crossing the seven billion mark. Calihas Billionaire State fornia the more surplus dollars today than ever What is she going to do with before. wealth. The distinctively so much the Californian spirit of enterprise





spot

that made this State the of the world and built

garden up San

Francisco as the Metropolis of Western America will never tolerate that these surplus dollars should become moldy in the strong vaults of her banking institutions. Of course, her



hustling citizens will see to it that part of this enormous wealth is used in developing California's natural resources to the utmost: in more and shipping facilities from San belter Francisco to the Orient for the transportation of wares to the teeming millions of China, Australasia, and the Philippines; and in financing or attracting manufacturing enterprises that would make San Francisco an indusBut, at the same time, why not divert a handful of California's surplus millions to develop the Philippines? country where the vast natural re-

A

sources awaits

have barely eagerly the

been

scratched

investment of capital and California being closer to the Philippines than any state with so much capital looking for an outlet, it is evident that she must be the logical source for the American capital needed to develop the wonderful possibilities the of Islands. If San Francisco— the logical avenue of trade between the Philippines and the United States wants to push to the utmost her commerce with the Philippines, part of California's surplus wealth should be invested in de-

American

veloping Philiooine resources. Such investments while assured of profitable

They do not consider American capital as "foreign." Their trust in it is paralleled only by their unbounded confidence in the ultimate destiny of their country in the hands plain.

Uncle Sam. Labor is not a problem in the Philippines. There is no shortage of labor in any portion of the archipelago that cannot be relieved by inter-island migration. The labor question is one of of

distribution rather than supply. Skilled labor is abundant. The Filipino is very adaptable and quick to learn any trade.

American goods by promoting material prosperity in the Islands and augmenting the country's purchasing

of

A

prosperous Philippines is certainly an asset to the Port of San Francisco— as source for raw materials to feed the industrial machines that will soon be humming in the bav region, and as buyer of manufactured

wares

laden

in

American

passing through the searrh of a market.

bottoms Gate in

Golden

In the develooment of their natural resources the Filipinos are not adopting the dog-in-the-manger attitude. They realize that the task is too big for them unaided, so they encourage, welcome and support American capital,

lust

especially

why American wanted

it.

is

capital is to ex-

easy

All

of

the

plants,

factories,

and shipyards around Manila are run by Filipino operatives, with occasional Americans in supervisory capacity.

The

following are

some

of

the

in-

vestment opportunities where California's millions can find a profitable outlet.

Cocoanut

No

Plantations

other

is more certain in its returns than the cocoanut. It gets into bearing after the fifth or sixth year after planting and constantly thereafter for prac-

crop

time to come." It requires attention and less expense for gathering the nuts than perhaps any other permanent crop. Cocoanut oil has an assured position in the world's market, and the uses to which it can be put are increasing every day. There are probably 70,000,000 cocoanut trees in the Philippines, of which about 40,000,000 are already bearing fruit. Approximately 750,000 acres are planted to cocoanut trees. This area is but a small fraction of the land adapted to cocoanut growing. As the tree thrives in all islands of the archipelago, plantations can be started tically "all

less

everywhere. The exportation cocoanut oil in 1916 was less than $4,000,000; in 1918 it jumped to $32,000,000. The possibilities are tremendous. almost of

Hemp

The

Philippine

Islands

has

monopoly on hemp or abaca from which rope is made. Man-

$280,000,000: port

of

this

$16,000,000

while

the

latter'a

Out

ex-

commodity was hardly 1918. The Philippine

in

sugar

lands are as rich as, if not richer than those of Cuba, and the Philippines is about three times the area of Cuba. The only reason for this enormous difference in sugar production is the lack of capital in the the acquisition Philippines for of modern sugar machinery. Sugar cenfast displacing primitive trals are

now

methods, and while Philippine

it

can be said

sugar

industry is prosperity, hundreds of millions of dollars are yet required before the country can assume her proper place among the world's sources of sugar. The best sugar regions are the provinces of Occidental, Negros and Pampanga, and yet in these sections the industry is that

the

on the high road

to

capable of much expansion. The other sugar regions are practically untouched or devoted to less profitable crops. still



Rubber The United States depends upon foreign sources of supply for her raw rubber. Authorities on rubber growing have pronounced the Mindanao region in the Philippines aa admirably adapted to rubber culture. is lacking is adequate capital to finance large-scale rubber plantations

What



make

to

Mindanao

the

virgin

vast

fields

of

(more than 36,000 square raw

in area) produce enough rubber to supply the American

miles

de-

mand.

Mining—With

all

kinds of minerals

Philippine subsoil, mining is in the practically undeveloped at the present time. Some gold and coal mining is

undertaken. Reconnaissance being surveys have shown that gold occurs Many in every part of the Islands. places show promise of valuable deposits that have as yet been unexplored. The gold mines now in opera-

a natural fiber,

hemp

constitutes the greatest single item of the Islands' exDorts. This item was more than $58,000,000 in 1918. Vast extensions of land especially adapted to hemp are still available. The establishment of modern cordage factories offers great possibilities. In 1918 only $866,989 worth of manufactured rope was exported. As practically all of the hemp that is exported is ultimately made into rope, there is no reason why the finished product is not exported instead of the raw material. The fact is that in the whole Philippines there is only one cordage factory worthy of the name. ila

power.

vxxxao

Philippine Investment Field

show

spirit

\/v/iuiTu:ixvv/£f m.i/xx

\/xxa,iux>j:ixv i/f



Sugar Cuba furnishes more than 20 per cent of the world's total sugar supply as against barelv !'^ per cent for the Philippines. The former exported sugar in 1917 to the value of

copper, petrolSilver, lead. iron, eum, asphalt, manganese and sulphur deposits have been found to occur in promising quantities to warrant ex-

Coal is now being mined Mindanao, Cebu and Negros.

ploitation. .n

Other

Opportunities

—There

is

no

tropical product that cannot be profitably grown in the Philippines. Coffee.

cocoa, spices, pineapples are eagerly awaiting the introduction of capital. The Philippine waters are especially rich this

in edible fishes, and date there is not a

canning establishment.

yet up to single fish

Luscious trop-

are left to the crows as not a single fruit canning Paper pulp material is wasted through the lack of paper factories. ical

there

fruits is

plant.

I

There are 61.000 square miles on page 23) ( Continued

of

'

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

New U. C. Extension

These Figures Talk for Themselves The Best Evidence

Our Growth

of

Comparative for Month of

Given Below December 1918 and 1919

ncpember, 1918

Bank Clearings Rial Estate Sales Postal Receipts

Exports (m!o. of November) Imports (mo. of November) Tonnage Departures T'lnnage Arrivals

1,999,117.00

5,894,941.00

473,784.38

541,544.67

15,922,061.00

29,26.5,186.00

18,568,95^.00

22,3.59,830.00

529,305 tons 446,114 tons

544,099 tons 521,679 tons

Bank Clearings Building Construction Real Estate Sales Postal Receipts Exports {for 11 mo.) Imports (for 11 mo.) Tonnage Departures Tonnage Arrivals

under the direction of the Extension Division fornia, 12th,

at

9.2S8.20S.00

18,644,343.00

61,681,593.00

University

232,301,857.00 5,691,490 tons

218.104,620.00

Street.

made

6,214,244 tons 6,047,425 tons

office

of

Extension, Kearny fee for the course is $5. course will cover the funda-

140

aspects of law as it affects and cargoes, marine insurance

ing in San Francisco for the first time will be a series of lectures by

Professor George M. Stratton of the California on Psychologj' and Health. These lectures will begin iin Friday. January 16th. and will be lipid in the San Francisco Public

$7,286,339,237.00

T'niversity of

$2,339,,S95,623.00

1.647,901.177.00 459.603..3.34.00

hardwoods,

Electrical History

Incomes In California

forests awaiting developtheir inexhaustible supply

timber,

Library, Civic Center.

.$6..579,755,117.00

112.8.51.478.00

(Continued from page 24)

is

now being

San Francisco

The

The mental

the

Year 1919

Oakland San Diego

resins.

at

and (he rights of seamen. Another special course which the University Extension Division is giv-

Portland

ber

Registrations are

register.

4,825,547.26

of Five Largest Coast Cities Angeles

building

The course was organized

sea.

211,3.55,480.00

2.020,003.505.00

of

Cali-

.lanuarj-

the request of a group of marine insurance brokers and importei-s, but will be open to anyone desiring to

193,178,785.00

Seattle

ment, with

of

Emanu-El

at

at

4,582,503.61

Francisco

commercial

o'clock

1337 Sutter Street. The of lectures will be given by Professor Austin T. Wright of the University of California, who has made a special study of the law of

San Francisco[;Tops' Combined Clearings

I.ns

seven

course

ships

Sail

of the University beginning Monday,

School,

the

$7,286,339,237.00

5,440,473 tons

_

San Francisco

lectures to be given in

Year 1919

$5,629,321,142.00 30..517.075.00

to

be the subject of a series of fifteen

$773,871,398.00

509,126.00 2,315,834.00

Comparative for Year 1918 and 1919 Year mis

and maritime law are

.Vdniiralty

Dooeiubcr, 1910

$547,537,195.00

lluilding Construction

Courses

is

and

The Chinese demand for limmore than the present mills can

Steamers of 500 tons in intertransportation are a good investment. The scarcity of inter-island tonnage is all that stands between In certain sections and prosperity. scenic attractions the Islands are unsurpassed and the tourist trade is only awaiting better transportation facilities supply.

lislics

of

from

extracted

I'liiures

"Sta-

the

Income" recently compiled

Conclusion The Philippines invites Californian capital to develop her rich tropical fields, her mines, and her industries. Californian capital, backed by Californian "jazz" and enterprise, will work wonders there and thus increase tremendously the San Francisco-Philippine trade.

by

I

he Internal Revenue Department,

of interest as showing the

are

The Bureau

of

Commerce and

of

standard

California

high

ill

ill

of

point

by

its

Although ranking twelfth

population.

population, California stands fifth the

number of personal income tax and sixth

rctiinis filed in 1917,

net

sonal

returns.

Of

the

in

the

by

per-

182,232

per-

reported

income

total

sons filing income tax returns for the

year 1917, six showed incomes in excess of $500,000

In-

personal

these

incomes

5.6% of the

(639 Merchants Exchange Buildwhere those interested in any phase of Philippine commerce or in-

in

dustry will be furnished with the latest information.

upwards of

the

State.

i-cceiving

per annum, the ag-

income

being

total

cisco

ing)

in

the per capita income received

gregate

dustry of the Philippine Government maintains a branch office in San Fran-

fornia by a .loseph

island

There is and hotel accommodations. business in Manila for high-class modern hotels.

Ek'ctricily

tax

upon

$1,087,858,

or

income tax collected

176 persons admitted

incomes during the year of .$100,000.

M.

was introduced priest,

Neri,

who

the

into Cali-

Rev.

Father

died recently at

Santa Clara College.

This interesting

is contained in the December number of the "Pacific Service Magazine," which further states that the development of the electric light in California was due in great measure to Father Neri's investigations and genius.

information

In 1869 he had perfected an electric system which was in use in the hall of St. Ignatius Crfllege for exlight

hibition and lecture purposes. Later he installed a search light in the tower of the College, whose rays could be seen in all of the bay cities.

Father Neri followed his investigaup to some sixteen years ago when he became blind as a result of protracted work and study with the lions

spectroscope.

He

did

much for

the

advancement of science and his quiet and unceasing study were greatly responsible for early electrical development.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Keep

in

Touch with the Chamber

The Central Information Bureau Sonielimcs

prizes

are

sometimes

and

sKipiiis

ciffered

for

slogans

are

adopted as a catehy means of adverfor tising, but there is one slogan wliii'li no prize was ever offered and wliicli has never been adopted as an is advertising medium. Its growth a result of custom and is almost international in its usage. That slogan

FOR WH.\T YOU WANT TO A CITY WRITE TO THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.

is:

KNOW ABOUT The

idea

expressed

in

words

these

used by foreign coiTespondenIs It is with regard to Sau Francisco. used bv EasteiTi correspondents with is

regard to San Francisco and it is used by the peiople of San Francisco in the same way. As a source for

information

merce

is

The

Chamber of

Com-

not only held resjionsible for

the city but is responsible for

its

sur-

rounding territory. A glance at the following list of subjects upon which organization is rethe commercial quested to supply data will convey to the reader the necessity for the crea-

The

of the Research Department.

tion

following are subjects of inquiry

General Development and growtli of

Possibilities of

Rice production in California. Municipal Ovnership and operation of Street Railway. Location of Law School. Who is agent or local representative of ear phone for deaf persons? and silk List of Eastern cotton

is local

agent of Dayton Punq)

purchased? Opportunities for architect

Most

\Vestern

manufacturers

arc

with the volume of distribu-

bounds of the territory within which freight rate charges enable them to overcome competition. the

When

the question

is

asked,

"Why

you introduce your products in Eastern markets?'' the reply perhaps

don't loo

readily

done."

comes forth "It can't be

on

development

the

city.

San

of

Merchandising

possibilities

in

Cali-

I'cuMiia.

poses.

Production of corn in California. Piloduction of rice in California (second inquiry). Source of snpply of cold rolled bars.

steel

facilities

for

an

aerial

terminal.

Manufac(urei-s of glue. Brass foundries in San Shipbuilding data.

of

San

Francisco

com-

Companies Operating pleasure aero|ilanes in San Francisco. of

the

port

and

iis

facilities.

region resources, housing con-

ditions,

etc.

Francisco. Traffic on the streets of

ucts.

San Fran-

cisco.

Growth

of

banking

resources

in

California.

Paper

San Francisco. Fuel prices in San Francisco. Woolen mills in San Francisco. mills near

Emplo\nnent

Names

in

shipyards.

concerns

of

It is not intended that the

Department shall furnish a answer to every question that

hoofs

selling

and horns. Manufacturers of food products. Production of alcohol in California. Manufacturers of fuel oil burners. Date of incorporation of San Franorganizations.

Marketing Japanese pearls. Petroleum refineries and machinen^ houses.

Population of Pacific Coast Representation

cities.

for local industries.

San Francisco concerns using

effi-

ciency de\nces.

with

of chain store organizaregard to commercial or-

large

San

States

positiNc

is asked gather and dispense the information whenever the question is of such a nature that it has a direct bearing upon genei'al |iroblems in the development of the city and its back country providing the information when placed in the files of the Research Department niii\ be of future interest to many wlm might call for it. The department is n-ot designed to supply information to individuals when the information requested has value to only one or The two pereons directly interested. Chamber of Commerce is a community organization and its workings must he for community welfare rather than

but

the

policy

is

to

Market

Pacific

Coast Goods

Francisco

factories

are

marketing a large portion of the production east of the Rocky Mountains and some of them are selling goods the

Research

for individual sersace.

In the past it may have been liard lo do but the Research Department has infoiTuatiou that it has been done and is being done. Some of our

"11

History

mercial organizations.

Bay

Proposed aero show. Mannfactnres from imported prod-

tions

Industries in bay region employing chemical processes.

Description

Ctcneral

Can be Reached with

offered for their products within

tion

San

in

Cotton sterilization for medical pur-

The Atlantic

satisfied

General features of a Te.xas Francisco.

Francisco.

iianizations.

It

Commerce

Your Command

Data

Attitude

Who

con-

fig

Where can bleaching compound be

mills.

Conqiany?

marketing a

of at

is

fection.

cisco

San Francisco.

of the City

Atlantic

Coast.

Data which comes to the Research Department shows that Labor condi-

tions in the East are rapidly tending toward an elimination of the disadvantages with which the Western manufacturers have had to contend. The

time has come when in

many

lines of

production transportation charges are the only obstacle to be overcome.

Sniieriority

of workmanship result-

ing in better quality and more attrac(

Continued on page 27)

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

News from

Live

Government Bids

the Traffic Bureau

Bids

Steamer Service Through Canal

The

Rating on Returned

of the

arrival

Steaaner

Poiiil

San Francisco completed tlie inauguration of the San FranciscoJiulitli at

Baltimore service of the Pacific JIail Slcauisliip Compauy, the Point Judith bciui; (he last of the four new steel Bleaiuers, the Point Adams, Point Bouita, Point Judith, and Point Lohos to make the voyage from Baltimore to

San Francisco. In

addition

to

made

calls

San

at

Jose de Guatemala, Acajutla, t'orinto, t'anal Zone, and Baltimore, on tlie

outward

voyage, regular

making Francisco

exporters

at

regular

direct

Through

service to those ports.

for

January '2790,

([uestion

on

sacks.

The

changed

in

Xo. 1-F,

returned

Item 121, Supplement 18

Gomph's Exception

Agent

to

under Docket No. of proper rating empty cement rates on same were

1920,

9,

the

ap|ily

lo

there has been docketed hearing at 10:30 A. M.,

that

public

I.

C. C. 305, which

December

effective

Sheet

became Objec-

1919.

31,

are

Puerto giving San

calls

Havana;

and

Colombia

steamers

these

The Trallic Bureau is advised by Cliainnan Barnwell of the San Frani-isco District Freight Traffic Committee

bills

of lading are issued to South America

and Europe.

tions being registered to the provisions

of the foregoing supplement, the

homeward voyage,

the

made

calls

are

Com-

proper rates

as to

tion

San Jose de Guate-

bills

of lading are issued to

dried peas, soap and red cedar poles;

on

.January

bacon,

America,

Honolulu,

China, Philippines, ludo-Chi.;

i,

poullrj',

This new service tive

is

The

railroad

agreed bill

Straits

trol

have

conferees

bill

eliminate

to

from the House

San Francisco shippers

to

be-

cause of the saving in freight charges as

compared with the

and

route,

rail

exportere are finding the opening of

Havana and Puerto

a direct service to

Colombia of great value

in the further

development of the foreign trade of this

Eastern

which are the

for

recognition

Western producer. Sometimes the volved

in if

the

financial

enlarged

problem

demand

the Eastern market

is

in-

for

sought,

influences local factories against

mak-

ing efforts in that direction.

Here comes a proposition through Department from a per-

son claiming twenty years experience

who

a

rates

words.

the

undue burdeu upon

ception the

iuterestale

With

this ex-

House and Senate meas-

ures were practically identical and, as

now agreed

manufacturer's

desires the

representative

names of concerns

in

grate

etc.;

on

ham, oleomargarine, potatoes and fresh beef; on January 17th for canned lobster, pickled onions and anchovy past»; and on January 19th for wheat flour. Details and specifications are on file in the Exchange Hall of the Chamber of Connnerce.

Business

port and similar decisions.

The words,

"undue burden," were eliminated because there was doubt as to

how they

manufacturing

Francisco

art

goods such as needle work and similar lines

who would

consider representa-

This person states

tion

in

the East.

that

if

any San Francisco manufac-

turer

of

any

article

for

this

trade

quantities.

507 Liberty Building. Chestnut Streets, PhilaPenna., wishes to secure accounts to sell California food products in that market. Joe Parisi, Box 40, Des Moines, Iowa, is in the market for equipment fur a fruit drying plant.

Broad

Bros.,

and

delphia,

llic

East then

let

the product

intriMlnced

them furnish samples

and the goods

without

will

be

expense to them.

Those who are interested may com-

&

Blackie sires

Bentley, Seaside, Cal., detouch with dealers in

get in

to

rabbit hides.

0. J. Howe Treeing Machine Co., Orange, Mass., desires to make arrangements for a representative to handle the sale of their walrus processed shoe laces in this territory. H. E. BaUey, P. 0. Box 812, Phoenix, Ariz., is in the market for .small open or folding fans, such as advertisements are printed on. Hutchinson & Synder, 807 Bessemer Building, Pittsburgh, Penna., wishes to secure accounts to represent San Francisco manufacturers in that territoi-y.

Wessel lacks capital or courage to break into

Wants

Suuthcni Trade & Commission Co., S09 Alamo National Bank Building, San Antonio, Texas, is in the market for sardines and salmon in wholesali

on, will write into the law

principle embodied in the Shreve-

tlie

111'

the Research

as

intrastate

or foreign commerce."

San

(Continued from page 20) five designs are the factors

goods,

over

might be construed.

port.

gaining

on the Commission's con-

section

•'Any

proving attrac-

groceries,

ac-

Control of State Rates

Japan,

Settlemeuts and India.

furnace

.lanuary lOlh for butter, bacnn, lard,

Dalis

South

for

12th

January 14th for laundi-)' January loth for canned lafis; and dried fruits and vegetables, fresh fruits and vegetables, butter, cheese, on on

bars;

apply on

to

cordingly.

mala and San Pedro, California, and through

Zone Gen-

at

sauce, flavoring extracts, pickles,

I'hili

returned cement sacks, and the hear-

Puerto Colombia, Canal Zone,

at

Corinto, Acajutla,

be opened

mittee has decided to reopen the ques-

ing described above was granted

On

will

Supply De|iot at Fort Mason on Januai'y lOlli for canned soup, fruit,

eral

Empty Cement Sack.

is

in the

Geo.

Company, Bozeman, Mont., market for Japanese baskets.

W. Howe,

Crescent City, Cal., wishes to get in touch with firms that in the market for sardines, chovies and smelt packed in kegs.

are

Frank H. Fowles, Room 111, Hotel,

293

Golden

Gate

anIris

Ave., San communicate

municate with Miss C. L. Glenn of

Francisco,

2S1 Post Street, of

with iiinriufaclurers of Diesel engines.

this. city.

desires

to

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Let Us Have Your Cooperation in Getting Members

Your Employment Needs and the Placement Bureau Discharged Soldiers and Sailors

Married man, age 24, liaving experience in buying, selling, shipment and manufacture of lumber, desires position where his knowledge of same would pro\c of value. Willing to go anywhere. Experienced factoi-y superin373. 372.

At

ii'-iilar iiu-i'liiig

llic

Committee

liei-sliip

names

listed

the

nt llie Mi-intwenty-one

which

below,

were

recommended to the unaniuiously Board for election to membei-ship, staii; the new year for a steady and for

drive

progressive this

membership

in

Chamber.

In the December 19, 1919 issue of the Activities we requested that you

pause a minute from your work note

upon

the

inserted

slip

therein

you

that

suggest

and

to

the

We

again ask that you till in the slip below and mail it to us that it may be the means of increas-

Chamber.

college

& Brown, Merchandise 214 Front Street. Atlas Trading & Nav. Co., Export and Import, Auto Accessories, Monadnock Building. Armaniui

Commerce Corporation, Commercial Brokers, Humboldt Bank California

Building. Edwin L. Dial, Grain and Bean Broker, 903 Kohl Building. Ducommun Hardware Co., Metals,

656 Townsend Street. Dr. James Eaves, Physician, Union

single,

31

lineups, etc.

or take charge of

as shipping clerk

warehouse. Experienced in incoming and outgoing express shipments.

Young

375.

man to

wishes position with opportunity export and import business.

and has Experienced

service in France. auto and accessories, also textiles.

Salesman, experienced organ-

30 years of age, experienced as mine operator and head of office force, also several years in service social work. Has reading knowledge of Spanish. Aggressive

izer, desires position;

of good graduate.

College

personality.

university educa-

China

experienced

industrial

trade, steel experience, desires to con-

where services can be Future main consideration. nect

378.

Young man,

of

use.

age 23, college edu-

Square Building. Frenzel-Payne Co., Import and Ex-

cation and practical accounting expe-

port, 311

rience desires position with a progres-

California Street. Corp., Airplanes,

Friesley Aircraft

67

Kew Montgomery Hague & Co.,

Building,

Merchants,

723 Monadnoek Importers and

Exporters.

The Izzard Co., Advertising Agency, Hobart Building. Herbert Jones

&

Bro.,

sive

San

be willing

Street.

Grain,

210

Francisco to leave

eoneeni.

Would

town.

Rotary Scraper Electric

ac-

Well

experience.

rience in wholesale, retail

and manu-

facturing accounting.

Young Spaniard with

1552.

con-

siderable experience in the importing-

prove liis ability in the management of the Knows the Latin-American trade.

pxporting

way

to

to

and

methods

business

customs,

wishes

business,

the

gain the confidence of Latin-

America. 1553.

Experiejieed automobile saleswishes position

man and salesmanager

Co., Inc.,

1554. An Australian, with intimate knowledge of Australian trade conditions desires to enter American house doing or about to do business with Australia in all or any line. Special

.

I

The Chamber

is

in

touch

with

a

large corporation desiring the services

of

a

man

or

woman

to

eompUe

a

private code.

Ramoua Trading & Mfg. Corp., Phonogi'aphs, 625 Market Street.

chines,

an

in Orient.

Yonng man,

377. tion;

by

Bookkeeper, 20 years expe-

1.551.

Orient

in

seen

and

desired

managerial

sistant

ex-service

learn

376.

Position

1550.

age 31, having had local public accounting, corporation and as-

countant,

educated. aggressive

Has connections in

General Applications 1549. Experienced export and import traffic manager, fonnerly port supercargo for one of the largest .steam.ship lines wi.shes to connect with huge export or steamship office. Thoroughly familiar with bookings,

Ex-soldier would like position

374.

ing our membership:

Brokei-3,

graduate,

California.

to

name of someone whom you the thought would be interested in memberehip in our Chamber, for surely you realize the benefit both to the

man

tendent,

yeare of age, desires position with a pure food corporation operating in

:i7lt. Young man, 22 years old, pcricnccd banking and cleri. in work, wishes position with import ;ii cxpoit house.

of N. Y.,

Scaling and Chipping Ma534 Santa Marina Building.

Warmington-Duff

Co., Merchandise 402 Oceanic Building. Western Canning Co., Canners of Lachman and Vegetables, Fruits

Brokei's,

Building.

California Street.

A. P. McCullough, Dist. Mgr., InAccountants Society, 995

ternational

Monadnoek Building. B. B. Minor,

Market

Jr.,

Kindly fill out and return to the Membership Depai'tment, San Chamber of Commerce, Merchants Exchange Building.

Pi-ancisco

Haberdashery, 830

Street.

Name

Finance Co., Financing Mfrs., 604 Mer. Nat. Bank Building. National

National

Spark

Plug

Co.,

Address

<

Spark

Plugs, 681 Market Street.

Oakdale Milling Co., Grain Dealers,

Business

-

Oakdale, Cal.

Palm

Cafeteria, 78 Ellis Street.

Suggested by Knigrht-Counlhan Printing Co.

Public Liordiv^ Hayes & Franklin St a., San Francisco,

:o.

Hp

The Commercial,

Financial,

olume 7

.«:o

Industrial

and Governmental Metropolis of the

How

Pacific Coast

Number 3

January 16, 1920

jEvery Friday

the Democratic Convention

Came West The Big Plum Secured

for San Francisco through the Chamber's backing

"y^^HARLEY" I

Fay's enthusiasm,

orgauized strength of the San Francisco ChamlitT of Commerce, and plus too, the courage and civic pride of a gi-oup of .

jihis

the

^""^^

Francisco financiers, was Democratic the National for San Francisco.

San

won

what Con-

vention

Fay's fine initiative the never would have been started, and without tlie Chamber of Commerce and its affiliated men of have been finance it never would

Without

big

effort

brought to the successful conclusion that has set the whole country to talking about San Francisco. And now that the first big phase of the fight has been won the Chamber of

Commerce and

the

financiers

are going right along with the Postmaster of San Francisco in the determination, that the big job of handling the convention when it shall meet here next June, and of giving ^'11

Francisco '

h

all

the advertising that

uiing to her, shall be put over in a fashion as to- merit the com-

iMJation

of the whole world.

Before Postmaster Fay went East during last Autumn no one, excepting Fay, ever had seriously thought that a National political convention could be brought to San Francisco. never had been done and no one It had shown any disposition to waste

any time thinking about it. But that did not deter Fay. Washington, Philadelphia, and York, he made

it

In

New

his business to in-

terview members of the Democratic National Committee and when he returned to San Francisco he had definite promises of support sending the convention to this warrant him in taking the matcity to Not a ter up with local interests. few persons were inclined to smile that with confidence supreme Fay's at proper financial backing he would be able to bring the Democratic Con-

enough for

vent

i
to

San Francisco.

In this extremity

Fay and Senator

James G. Phelan appealed Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce. The whole matter was laid before the Board and the Board to

the

ga\e

its

promise

of

full

supjiort.

AthoU McBean of tlic Chamber of Commerce appointed a

President

committee to have immediate ciiarge of the matter. Marshall Dill was this Committee and the other members were C. W. Steincs and Morgan A. Gunst. Through this Chamber of Commerce Connnittee there was brought about a meeting of local financiers upon the call of Herbert Fleishhacker. At this meeting a portion of the $125,000 necessary to be advanced to the Democratic National Committee was underwritten by the men attending tlie committee and soon thereafter the balance of the required sum also was underwritten. That practically brought the Democratic Convention to San Francisco because when Isadore Dockweiler and Miss Foy, the Democratic

chairman of

Committee San

sented

from

California

Francisco's

bid

preto

the

Democratic National Committee the was won. San Francisco is now the convention city and Postmaster Fay, as fight

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

San Francisco Gains Democratic Session of

I'hainiinii

general

llie

ccJiiiiiiillcc

Democratic Committee, is working like a beaver upon llie details The Chamber of of the big event. Coumieice and the public spirited hand in hand working are liriancicrs lor

I

lie

Fuy.

with

CITY

I

TO I'KKl'AKE FOR VISITORS

lUiKl)

upon the securing of Convention President McBean had say •'Sau Francisco may well rejoice In I'ounuenting

llie

to

over the news that the Democratic National Convention will come to this city next June.

"But before we

Commerce

of

is

start,

going

Chamber

the to

every-

let

body into a big secret. "For several weeks we have kuown as certainly as we could know anything, that San Francisco was going to get the Democratic National Convention. During all that time we have kept it as dark as we knew how, and it was a tough thing to do. Secrecy was the order of the day, and all those who had any direct connection with the enterprise have been required to hold their breath.

Chamber is Proud "The Chamber of Commerce of San Francisco

proud of the active part

is

has taken in bringing the DemoNational Convention to this cratic city, but it is prouder still of the fai'-

which ill

ate

will

Sail

scl

Ki-aiici.-;co

foi'lli

her most attractive dress qiid crewithin the hearts of men and

women everywhere come here and of

ful

life

city

really

the lively wish to what the wonderwonderful Western

see

this

ol'

cards

the

that

ever

city

has

had.

"To be

in

San Francisco next June

with a National

Political

Convention

main attraction will be the fondest dream of many thousands of men and women who have no real noas

the

of the

lion

summer

of

delights

tliis

QUIKT LUNCHEON AT PALACE STARTED BALL ROLLING Dill, the Chamber's ConCommittee Chairman in outsteps which brought the convention West, said "Tlie Chamber of Commerce, as a

Marshall

vention lining

the

public

institution,

early

recognized

tremendous importance of the Democratic National Convention and lent a willing ear and a willing hand Charles

tivities

W. Fay

in

his

lone

toward the promotion

of

"The people of San Francisco ought to see right

now

that there isn't any-

big for them to go

thing too

after.

In getting this National Political Con-

vention

for

come the American

We

we have

city

this

city ever

had

have broken down

natural country,

any

from the

and we have

to encounter. all

that

barriers Slojie

Pacitic

over-

obstacles that

gi'catest

Commercial Club

the

great

to

Hear

acin-

As

and to consider only the

of our

in-

city.

"Because of the world prominence of Democratic Administration anil

the

resultant interest in the question of party control, during the last three years, this convention will keep the the

is

a

newspaper published.

"I would like to mention the names

a feature of the entertain-

ment of General John J. Pershing, General of the Armies of United States, who will be guest of the City of San Francisco and the bay cities, on the the

Saturday and Sunday, Januaiy 24th and 25th, the Sau Fran"cisco Commercial Club will tender a banquet in his honor in

the

their quarters at seven P.

of

our

ovei'come

the

Saturday, January 24th. This will be a formal affair and accommodations are being provided for one thousand

purely human considerations that have always been powerful enough to keep

terest

of

separate rest

politics

General Pershing

to the

last dollar.

Workers Thanked "The Chamber of (^'ommeree desires thank those men and feels that (hey should receive the eommendation of the entire city. They were big enough aud broad enough to forget lo

name of San Francisco on the lips of |ieople every city iu and village throughout the world, wherever tliere

terest in the project."

who

citizens open-minded guaranteed San Francisco's bid

is an interesting fact that this comprised iirobahly more Republicans tlian Democrats. This in ilself is the highest compliment that could be paid to the bankers and business men who were present, because they realized, from a strictly uon-jiarlisan standpoint, the tremendous benefit that San Francisco will enjoy and the wide advertising that such an event will bring ahoul.

hiiiclicuii

the

it

.seeiug

Francisco.

"ll

by the sea."

city

to

liig

Palace

San

is.

"It should not escape the notice

any one interested in San Francisco thai this is oue of the biggest publicity

event was pul over fur at a quiet luncheon at Hotel some two or time weeks ago, and at that luncheim lirominent bankers and business men pledged themselves to go through for "Tlic

San Francisco tlie

"ijiat

little

who have

group of willful men"

largely undertaken

the underwriting of the money necessary to bring this convention to San Francisco,

because I would like

know that there among them who can selves

from party

all

are

to

the city patriots

divorce

them-

for the civic

lines

good. Advertising Great

M. on

"Suffice, liowever, to say, this

convention

that

every

has

merchant

now

that

been

obtained,

and

property

Rocky Mountains. "San Francisco will justify herself. After next June most everybody in

"

the Chair-

owner and every citizen in this city should remember the broadness of these men, and, when the underwriting of the fund pledged comes into

man of the Committee appointed by Mayor Rolph to welcome and

action, support the men who have given the pledges by trying to make

the United States will be able to say

entertain our disting-uished visi-

their

was rightly chosen as a meeting place for the convention, be-

tor

and his staff. The quarters of the Commercial CI lib are amply fitted to

jiossible for them, and spread it over and among as many of the merchants and organizations as possible.

handle this affair as it is desired that as many people as possible

will

may

be

these

great

ijolitieal

gatherings

east

of the

that this city

cause she

is

the

ideal

American con-

vention city. City's Opportunity

"Between now and next June it will be the work of the people of San Francisco to flood the whole country with literature and pictorial matter

giiests.

Philip S. Teller

see

is

and greet the comman-

der of America's legions in I'ecent trouble "over there."

the

financial

giiarantee

as light

as

"If the publicity that San Francisco get from this convention can figured

investment

in

dollare

and

cents,

our

of $150,000 or $200,000 he measured in millions of dollars of world advertising for our city."

may

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OP COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

The Customs By

Service

T

O. Davis

J.

TlIK second

of San Francisco is only to the port of New the nnmber of cus-

of

rejiort

InsI

shown

as

ti'ansactions,

IcMiis

Applications

the

Secretary

by

the

of

the

There are 331 persons employed lie

Customs Service

the

J.

members

the

specifically

technicalities

COLLECTOR'S OFFICE

of

ice

mental

as

outlines

it

and serv-

the duties

important

this

pai-tineiil

No is

tlic

and

e.xccutive division of

tlic

questions of law and administration that cannot be adjusted in other divisions are here submitted all

are

pay

rr

are ju'epared

All correspondence aildressed to the

Gustoms

this

division.

received

is

and

matters requiring direct action Secretaiy of the Treasury. of Commerce or other De-

the

Secretary

of

held

direct

January

!)th,

steamship

present

be-

'

adequate

w-hile

and steps should be take to try and I'i'ure direct sen-ice by an American The Committee decided to call

'iliers i

service

considered

it

inadequate,

li

eoUeetoi-,

in

this

divi-

particularly

re-

of

merchandi.se

to

by the

retained

artment of Agriculture are issued here, as well as cn-ders regarding merl>e|

condemned under the Pure

cliandise

Feed and

mak-

vessels;

Mienled; numbering and recording of undocumented vessels propelled in whole or in part by machinery; issuing seamen's certificates; receiving, coding, and forwarding shippers' ex-

port

declarations

Rnreau

at

to

New York

the

Statistical

for the tabula-

ti(m of statistics; receiving

and giving

infonnation to the public of statistics of exports and imports when the tabluated statistical sheets are received

from

Statistical Bureau; giving public other statistical informa-

the

to the

tion; 7-eporting violations of the navi-

and instructions relative

Orilers

American

to

attending

to

all

matters

connected

with the movements of vessels wherein the laws

require any reports of such

movements

be

to

bv the Custom

Act.

^)nv.'s

gation laws; and, generally speaking,

made

to or

compiled

llnu-sp.

Foreign Trade Opportunities Watch

This

Havarm, Cuba.

he put

in

Column

touch with exporters in-

terested in trade with Cuba.

Nova

Halifax,

.3480.

Scotia.

firm

Firm

liroker handling salt mackerel and grades of hard cured codfish.

like .samples and prices on any peas and beans that can be offered for .Tanuary and Fehniaiy delivei-y.

all

34S4.

put

be

Cuba. Firm in Havana wishes to be put in touch with exporters of beans, potatoes and .W81.

Abroad

New

York, N. Y. New York wishes to be put in touch with in peas and beans. Would

.^-IS:!.

dealei-s

get in touch with a reliable

desii-es to

for Business

Finn wishes

Havana,

hosiei-y, 34S.5.

Delhi. India.

Firm wishes

touch

with

sundries,

piece

in

New

York, N. Y.

New York

firm with offices in British Isles,

r>nions.

to

exporters of goods, etc.

Rus-

'

attention

matter

to

those

interested

in

and urge them to write Foreign Trade Department, giving their views and i-ecommendations. :

cau-se

the ques-

service

San Francisco and Melbourne, iralia, was considered. It dei"|ied that some firms considered M

!'

show

and

service

lUT'.).

meeting of the Foreign Trade

littee

'

to

penalties.

the

ter

to

a

and

ujion

the |iroccdure to be taken in the mat-

Investigation I

laws

recorded

called

Australian Steamship Service Subject to A

Cu.s-

anji

garding appointments, promotions, or nthei- changes are made and kept in

to

other

olTice are either

All

of

and Navigation

this rlivision.

such correspondence and communications from this prepared or edited in department.

Iie|dies

violations

all

All records relating to the personnel I'

Collector of

of

Revenue received

offenders

for settlement.

by

the

ing rejiorts and abstracts of tonnages of vessels entered, cleared, and doeu-

\Vasliingl,,n

ill

Reports tonis.

this

of

casualties

govern-

office.

or transmitted by this division.

all

and

The duties of the Marine Division comprise entry and clearance of vessels: documenting of vessels; recording bills of sale and mortgages; receiving and recording reports of

by Collector of the 0. Davis. This data will be of considerable value to Port,

•snhstanlinllv "asf "^onows:

tiled, in

licenses,

licenses

Division No. 2, IVIarine Division

tinns Service

of eusloins work. The organization and duties nf the various departments are

service

cartage

vision

are fortunate this week in

first instalment of a comprehensive story of the Cus-

divisions

for

This

for

brokers'

informative

of the Activities articles of public

giving the

The

at this port.

of the sen'ice are administered by people who have had the reciuisite experience to qualify

hem

eustoinliouse

in

other legal iirivileges are received and acted upon, under the direct super-

We

covered by the Civil Service laws and regulations and the

I

recently

print

to

various issues

in

si'r\ice is entirely

\aric)us

has

policy

a

it

of

interest.

Trcasnry.

I

Chamber

Tile

made

in

is

Interest to Every Citizen.

pcirt

Yiirk

San Francisco

he Public Business oj the Port of

'

3482.

wishes to be porters

Sweden.

Goteborg,

of

resentation

put

feed in

in

Party touch with ex-

stuffs,

Sweden.

desiring

rep-

sia,

India, Holland and

Near East,

desirous of obtaining the

representation

.sole

is

selling

of American manufac-

tured goods for these countries.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES -I

IAN FRANCISCO Chamber of Commerce

Activities, i-ntcrcd as second-class matter January 7, 1915, at the March 3, 1879. Subscription price, Fifty Cents per

Post Ortice at San Francisco, California, under the ait of

I

Published weekly by the

year.

For

.

San Francisco Chamber

What You Want

to

of

Know

Commerce. KEARNY

Call

112

San Francisco Chamber Wins Big Victory for San Francisco- Oakland Manufacturing Area

the

Report Rendered To Census Bureau Brings Results IXDIVlDLAfi

residents

l)usines.>i institirtions

sm:ill

aiul

READ THIS TELEGRAM

in the sections

Bay

Imrdering San Francisco

are

perhaps too nnioli inclined to accept p.ililieal boundaries as the limits uf

"San Francisco Cha mber of Cor™erce San Frar California San Francisco-Oakla nd District s that officially recommend by your ndustrial Department » per map s ubmitted June 14th. .

i

activity.

iiuUistrial

Sam

is

interested

not

;d to

Bureau

Rogers,

Director, CensL s

The large merchant, business man, or manufacturer

L.

Bureau"

so

conmiunity much lines as he is in the limits of the territory in which he can produce and distribute merchandise or render or

limits

city

in

service. Political Boundaries Eliminated in Part by Government Census

The United States Government Census Bureau allows to certain cities in the United States what is termed a metro-

when

area

jiolitan

conditions of

the

surrounding

the

are such

city

that

beis no well defined tween the industrial activities within its corporate limits and those within A body of water parits vicinity. ticularly a navigable river or harbor ser\es as a connecting link between di\ision

there

communities and in such cases if manufacturing is conducted on both sides of the river and for some distance up and down the waterway there is laid out for census enumeration of

known

manuf.icturers what is Metropolitan District.

as

This apof St. Paul and Minneapolis which have the

plies

very

what

is

St.

strongly

Itnown

Paul

as

the

to

SAN FRANCISCO^

Minneapolis-

the

Metropolitan

THE NEW

Cities

District.

Sau

OAKLAND

Francisco and Oakland are very sim-

METROPOLITAN AREA

ilarly situated.

While it is a fact it is probably commonly known that the Government of the United States takes a not

Upon which win be based thefitfupes for the

CENSUS or MANUrACTVRES

FOR 1919

census of population every ten years

only while

it

takes a census of

manu-

The

figures

L^

period

^>;'

facturers every five years.

gathered

over

the

five-year

show the number of establishments in operation; number of persons engaged

in

the

amount of nual

various

capital

industries:

invested,

" [

the

the an-

horsepower consumed; value of

i

j

^^B ^

IMDICATES

nETROPOUTAM

DEFintD

IN

i

census

SAN FRAHCI5C0

ArlD

....

0.

OAKLAND

inOICATES BOUMDARV OF ritWAREA

iMDICATtSSOMEOFCrnESAnDTOWNSintlUOEO

raw materials eonsinned the value added to raw material by mannfac;

turc,

the annual value of the produc-

tion

and other important figures. Tin when compiled are segregatnl

figures

by

geographical

divisions

of

(Continued on page 33)

tin'

:

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Endorsement Service

Charities

t

I Requests for Contributions

j

This dejiartment

Tlu>

iK'i-essily

tnr

a

all

reqiK'sts

for

charitable

of

scnitiiiy

i-l.isc

dinia-

always to be urged on ilonoi's. thousrh an organization may regarding requirements the management of affairs, yet the method used in soliciting may be such, that should not be encouraged. i( The function of this department is 111 gather and disseminate the fullest information it can obtain, relative to ajipeals for charitable purposes. The protection to you, in providing yon with right information, has a tremendous economic value, and is but one of the many services provided by the Chamber, in return for your memtinns

is

Even

fulfill

I

bership

K

dues.

The value of vhis

^K mse

is made, membership

ber's

gift.

of the member prevails, based on the information supplied by this department. Only, when this department is fully with all the facts, that an api'cal is fraudulent nv .suspicions, is

supplied

member advised

a

In such

donating

against

appeal,

British California

Dependents* Fund

The Charities Endorsement Commitlee

is

advised that the above organiza-

completed

has

tion

about

its

work and

is

date

it

disband.

to

From September, received

1917,

$22,142.27

.t20,()2.'),.'Jl

it.

attempt

not

of any memThe individual judgment

to dictate the disposition

service

the extent to which the

docs

Will Save Many Dollars to the Merchants of San Francisco if taken advantage of

including

.

to

and

disbursed

expenses

of

leaving a lialance mi linii.l of $1,516.76. The object of Ihc fuml was to

.$2,847.24,

the recruiting of British and Canadian subjects resident in California, Nevada, Aiizona and New Mexico, by giving assurance to the mairied men that their families would not be allowcil to want during their absence in he service of their king and country, the allowance made by Great Hrilain and Canada being inadequate to meet the most modest re(|uirements of the dependents of men residing in assist

I

this countn'.

Change

Name

of

Jlembers are reqiu'sled to note that the Recreation League of Sail Francisco has changed its mnne to San Francisco Community Service Kecrealion

Leaiiue.

San Francisco's New Metropolitan Area (Continued from page 32) I'nited States, by states, by metropcplitan districts and by cities and towns.

The

manufacturing census was The figures interest to San Frani-co and its neighboring cities were 'iiipiled with regard to the San last

taken for the year 1914.

which

of

are

I

Irnnci.sco-Oaklaud

Metropolitan Disand again with regard to San

t

icisco

The

as a city.

district

was

defined as constituting the south-

portion of

'II

I'

lit

1'

its

of the county.

'-item part of

.'-

in

San Rafael

and

1'

Marin County as far

as Nicasio

ill

western por-

in It

the

eastern

included the

Contra Costa County

east as Pinole, the northwestern

I'ar

of

I'llion

Alameda

County

as

far

Decoto and Alvarado and of San Francisco and a part of

Sun

Mateo County as far south

as

M"iitara and Burlingame.

An -

idea of the 1914 district

'iiied

map

III"

from

the

shaded

may

portion

be of

'

based on comparison. Because of the outlook for future growth of industries it was desired to have the San Francisco-Oakland metropolitan district so enlarged as to encompass the probable developments in the next two decades. A change in boundaries proves entirely disrupting in the knowledge of industrial accomplishfigures

is

ment. the

Politically

district

for some time divided but

might the

ing census of 1919 will be based and

only a new district for purposes but a new era of expansion for those establishments which have selected San Francisco

means not

around the bay shores.

The value of

be

econ-

statistical

Bay

The Value

district

indicate

and more

a

Enlargement

The value of the districts enlargement is inestimable in dollars and cents from a standpoint of publicity for San Francisco and its neighboring cities; it means that the populawithin the immediate distributive

tion

area of San Francisco can be quoted ands.

It

more united

world

will

industrial

in

future

than

in

the

terms of millions

in.stead

of thous-

means that the eyes of the be more strongly engaged

San Francisco's surroundings than with the corporate limits of the City of San Francisco as a geographwith

past.

Inder date of Jauuaiy 8, 1920 the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce received the following telegram from .Sam

in

Ij.

Census

at

Rodgers,

Director

of

the

Washington, D. C.

FRANCISCO OAKLAND IS THAT OFFICIALLY RECOMMENDED TO BUREAU BY YOUR INDUSTRIAL DEPARTMENT AS PER MAP SUBMITTED -

DISTRICT

ical

-TUNE IITH."

area.

This means accurate accounting for years ahead, of the tremendous industrial expansion surrounding San Francisco Bay and that San Fran-

many

cisco

is

the focal

point of this

gT-eiil

activity.

The ]iro]ier

)io]ndation will

of

Francisco considerably exceed .IflO,.San

nfin.

You may

healthy

The new district as indicated on llic accompanying map by the hea\'y liomidary line is the district upon

tell the worid thai the population of the San Francisco-Oakland metropolitan district is one and

continuity

which the figures for the manufactur-

a

very

solid

of the

to the City

I

liiiuance

for industrial ac-

as the location

tivities.

and business relationships are firmly cemented and undoubtedly will continue to be even

omical,

•'SAX

on preceding ]jage.

Accomplishments of the Chamber '111 .Tune 14th of last year the Iiiiiial Department compiled a rein the form of a request to the 'ctor of the Census to enlarge district inasmuch as the past Aih and spread of industries in the '

the border of factories already de-

\elo|jed

as

Miiilh ^ill

111'

quarter million people.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Our Harbor

Facilities CT'he Research Department it^ill teJI the story of the -* Port of San Francisco showing its wonderfu development

ami

lalp

regarding the total

coinpK'te data

features and faeilitics of

physical I

any

of

!il>siMicc

(lie

1.\

he hay of San Franeiseo, the Research

Deparhnent has started (he (aking of inventory of what the

a ciini|ilete

San Kraneiseo has

iiC

jinrt

to offer (n

the

iMiinnerce of the world.

The

and

advantage

natural

has been

excel

nf

connnon

the

the

practice

with

facilities

li:u-b..r

has

it

rail

way

pas-

area.

cnnsid-

lied

form with regard

in

a

light.

Chas.

liy

hc-n -iven

li:ls

Colonel, Corps nt

Pfilter,

I,.

Owl

Tlie

ColVee

Ilcm.sc,

newsjiapcr vendors ir mon(hs past. Professional ckets have been arrested for is ofifen.se time and time again. le pelice courts have at all nes dismissed the cases in

regulations

relative

to

fishing

waters of the United States or trihutary to San Francisco Bay.

iia\-igahle in

as the fishing operations relate to obstruction to navigation, in inent

A

revision

adopted by the War on October 28, 1914.

those

pro|)o.seil

of

Pciiart-

lesliiiii

Mi

re-draft of these

•le

regu-

Fair

to

this

office.

Fourth Floor,

240

Montgomery

Building,

Sir

To he

insure

that

inlereslcl

those

all

matter have nn

(his

in

who may

ippnrlnnily tn consider these and ox-

them snch arguments as

u|ion

|press

may be

pertinent looking toward (heir

imjirovement mitigation

of

for

the

.\.

M.

in

near

Room

lO'csent I'nr

are

2,

Francisco, 1020,

invited

facts

of

the

and

record,

to

All

be

all

im-

arguments should

be submitted in writing, but oral evi-

dence

will

be heard.

who

with

contact

in

the

bay shores.

(lie

not

u|ion the

the

represenla-

parties

violating

involved

the

Anti-

National League of Commission Mer-

membership

(whose

chants the

The National Outlook According to the National Indus(rial Conference Board, the leading research organization of the country, end of the year summaries by financial and commercial experts, goverumen( officials and publicists vary from extreme optimism to extreme pessimism.

territory

River),

the

Shippers

Association

ican

bright side of things one year has passed since ing of the Armistice and as has developed none of the the

look

to

on

note

that

the

sign-

According urer

fiu'

and the Amer-

Vegetable

L.

to

Ship|iers

M. Spiegl. Treas-

the Association,

there

that

ill

be

will

The

yet there jiredicted

be

a

importance convention

San

to

of this

overes(ima(ed

and

Francisco

cannot

sort

Chamber

(he

urges merchants and business

Those on the contrary who are into view the darkest side of the

more

or

by reason

Francisco

Sail

expected

is

it

2.000

of (his eonnecdon.


evils.

in

Ap)de

International

and

Frnil

takes

Mississijipi

the

As.sociation.

\isilors

Those who are inclined

of

east

men

to

take fnll advantage of the opimrtuuity

c-lined

Street,

or represented at the hearing.

accuracy

pcn-taut

San

February

parties

l():.in

Merchants Ex-

California

Montgomery,

interested

be held a(

237,

Building,

Califtniiia, on

or they

that

the fishing interests,

pnlilic liearing will

change

pui-poses,

difficulties

may impose upon a

condnually

somewhat

extending their scope, has been prepared. Copies of the same may be obtained upon aj)plication

tha(

ckelirig i.nlnnnce.

lations as contemplated tentatively for ailoptiou.

results

annual convenlion a( the St. Francis Hotel Fehrnary 2nd to 7th. inclusive. This oi'ganization has a membership composed of the biggest and best of the fruit and jn-odnce trade from the Mississippi west to (he Pacitic Ocean. Tn addition there will be in attendance visitoi-s connected with the

sii-called

the

in

The

.\ctivities.

be surprising to those

to

iii-

.suh.sequent

a

in

The WeMeni Frnil .7,.bber> As
1.')

arUet Street, has been ])icke(ed

appointed to re-consider the

heeii

may

this

engaged, daily, that they are

so

no(

resume of

Fruit Jobbers Convention

Kugineeis, (hat a Board of Engineers lias

A

appear

the

physical

development along various seclions of

shi|ibuilding

Picketing Continues

Ciiaiuhcr

ihf

of

and

other

investigation

(he

will

promise

eomiilete classito

bring to

ai-e

The inventory which is now being made will pre.sent San Francisco Harto the W(U-ld

as

jirivate

freight

such

facilities

issue

The.se figures are not representa-

l)or

and

ventoiy

of the entire port.

railways,

terminals, both

senger,

proximately five miles in length, i( comprises lo.OOO feet of conijileted sea wall, about forty, piers wi(h about (ifteeu miles of berthing space and about five million square feet of pier

Fishing Regulations Hearing N.ti.-i-

graving and

docks,

Iloaling

marine

public piers, wharves and docks,

speal;

to

dry

ways. docks,

While the present waterfront line of San Francisco in active use is ap-

ad-

well

day

vertised hut to (he present

hccn

Francisco water-

frimt alone.

tive

of the port

lence

of the San

eration

situation point out that although a year has passed since the signing of the Armistice, no progress has been made in settling reconstruction prob-

lems.

However,

average

man

an average.

The all

open

of great

a

to the public

direcdy

sub.]ects

in

and shops.

sessions of the Convention

who

reads the varied estimates by leading authorities will almost inevitably balance them in his mind and strike

the best pos.sible exhibition of

(heir stores

to

the

make

to

interested

under

factors.

All

he

and the Committee

charge of the meeting cordial

should

discussion

interest

are

and particularly

is

public invitation.

extending



.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Commerce Commission Vacancy

Interstate

M CTIVE

A whicli

been

proi)al)ly will

and

soutli-

name

the

south

of

Wimbish, one of the most

known of counuerce

wiiU'ly

lint

pending-, have

south

the

in

the

Willia in B.

be created by the

now

legislation

In

m;\\

attorneys,

tained some prominence.

There

an organization back of him, has not been prominent, lids of George T. Atkins, Jr., al

liic

it

Vm I

the divi-

assistant directtjr in

1

siiMi

public

if

to

«p,.,I.N

rs

working

are

service,

obtain the support of the froni Texas. Louisiana and

Live Demurrage Account Strike on Wharves Diiiiiig

time

the

loiigsliore-

Bureau was with

the

States Shipping Board in con-

nection with the cpiestion of demurrage accruing account of such strike. John Barton Payne, Chairman of the

Traflic

has

Board,

Shi]ipiiig

written

the

Bureau under date of Decem-

ber .11), 1919, stating that the question of demurrage has received very care-

from

ful consideration cisco

the

San Fran-

and- Washington

offices

The

result

Sliiiiping

consideration

of the

of this that the Pacific Coast

Board. is

of Shipping Board vessels ha^c agreed to stand demuiTage where

oiiciators

they are liable, the railroads to stand sauie wliere they are liable, leaving the

shipper to assume the disability where neither

nor

steamer

railroad

is

at

fanlt, and that settlement will be made on this basis. Mr. H. H. Ebey, local representative of the Shipping Board, has been instnu-ted to guarantee demurrage to the Board of State Harbor Commis-

sioners whei'e steamers are considered

responsible

same.

Mr.

that Mr.

Ebey

for

ftirther states

jiarties

at

every time there has been a vacancy on the Commission in recent years.

head of the Te.xas commission is one of the best known men in the southwest, especially on account of his many bouts with the carriers. The activity, however, is not coiiTlie

for

instructions directors.

will

be

Traffic

have freight

instructed traffic

the

and three

Thelen original

committees to obsen-e October 22nd, with

the instructions of

make

ii.i

authorities

from one or both of the The object in limiting the

in Washington to clean up everything before the return of

organization roads.

Western Class Rates 111 a tentative report on No. 10448, Inland Empire Shippers' League vs. Hines, Examiner Thurtell has recom-

mended a finding

that class rates be-

tween Portland and Vancouver, Wash., on the one hand and points in the Inland Empire south of Snake River, are unduly prejudicial in so far as they are higher than class rates between Inland Empire points, Astoria, Seattle, Tacoma, minus a differential beginning with ten cents, firet class, and scaled back to two cents, class "D". He also recommended that commodity rates be made not more than 90 per cent of those between Inland

Empire Tacoma Wasli.

and

Astoria,

Seattle

and

Portland and Vancouver, All other phases of Port-

to

land's petition are denied.

River Service

lieslining itself at least to the extent

counsel for the associated

liich, traffic

industries of Massachusetts.

There has

also,

for some time, been

an aKtive campaign

behalf of the

in

:'ppointmeut of .James tciniey,

flic

has

( '.

.lert'en',

at

of Chicago.

Ohio

111,

iiidi.ised

League

Tiatfic

hist rial

Max

Thclcii

tor ap)ioiiil

ment.

the California Trans-

Company and

Prouty

Now

the

Califor-

Improvement Com-

Adviser

Director-General Hines announced .lannary 7th that Charles A Prouty had resigned as Director of the Division of Accounting of the Railroad

Administration and that he has been appointed as an advisoi-y member of the Director-General's staff. In that capacity Mr. Proutj' will give attention to accounting problems of the Railroad Administration and particularly to accounting features of the maintenance question under standard contracts.

The work of the Division of Accounting has been transferred to the of the Director-General- and

office

is

charge of George H. Parker, who becomes comptroller for that purpose. Correspondence addressed heretofore to the Division of Accounting should hereafter be addressed to the compin

troller.

San Francisco Dockets Docket 2800— (Hearing \0:2() A. M. January 1.5th) Freight, viz. asphaltuni, burlap, empt.v barrels, cans, caps (roofing), condensers, machinery, oil (linseed),

Resumed

The boats of poi-tation

interest.

Committees Directors Chambers

rate

apj)lication to Januai-y is to enable the

nia Navigation and

The

are to

tlicy

freight

after the end of January, except on

the

;

the person of

the Traffic Bureau

addition that

Payne

glad to discuss the question of liability

with

who has been mentioned

connnission,

lie

and southwest New Knglaud, which has representation in Commissioner Eastman, as to whose political classification there is (lonbt, at least anuing those who liaM' been told lie is a Republican, is liued to the south

of collecting some su|)i)ort for Kdgar

Senator Shcppard of Texas is supporting Allison Mayfleld of the Texas

requests

of the

are

active

senators.

I

coiTespondence

in

L:-L:i'd

I'liitid

E(|ually

News From

of

Traffic

the

strike,

•ii's

tlie ytates which constitute bulk of the southwest.

supporters of li. F. Martin, traffic manager for the Natchez Chamber of Counuerce. They believe they are assured of the support, to the limit, of llic Mississippi

Wfsl

;il

Oklalioma, tlie

ic'gnn

I

tion

irien

111

has

bebalf of

in

cainiiaigii.s

to fill the present vacancy and (he two additional places on ilerstate Comnieree Commission

Men are Mentioned for Posiand Campaigns Launched in Their Behalf

any Representative

paint,

paper

(building),

paper (wrapping), pumps, rags, roofing,

scales

and

solder.

Proposal

to

cancel rate of 6Vi cents per 100 lbs.

pany, which ceased operating on September 20, 1919, account of strike resumed their former conditions, schedules commencing Mond.iy, Jan-

Paraffin,

uai-y 12th.

after date of cancellation.

in

lots

plying

of not less than 2,000

between Cal.

San Class

lbs.,

Francisco rates

to

ap-

and

apply

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

"Order and Notify" Shipments Ml.

I

Region,

Railroad AilmiiiistraCireular No. 2!)(i iniiler

issueil

li..ii,

Western

Ci'iilnil

Slates

nileil

ilale

Kcgiotial Director

llol.loii,

lliilr llif

till-

.laiuiiiry

lit'

For the

li)20.

.'>,

iii-

of members we are giving lollmviMg quotation from same:

Inrniatioii llie

t

"Rule No. 7 of Consolidated Freight liissilieation No. V reads as follows

Your Employment Needs and the Placement Bureaui Oiacharged Soldiers and Sailors \'oung married man wishes :i8(). Eight couneclioii with export house. practical

iiimls

of

education.

Returned army man. in merchandise e.xperience Africa,

or-

This rule does

of hiding.

liill

Young man

|iarly

the uienl

notify,

to

sliipmeiil

beyond

the

point

carrier's

final

bnl

delivery,

bills

of

issuing

the

would

Voung man with

unless

signed,

not

shipments

which

at

slojiped

loading such

transit

in

loading

when

the

un-

or

author-

specitically

is

by

ized

partial

for

carrier's

applicable to such shipments.

suing

consigned

order

shipper's

to

one point, notifying consignee another

point,

mitted,

excei>t

will

not

where

be

points,

in

to

the

Salesman First-class sale wanted for an exclusive line of higl grade blouses, ranging in price fron :

.$12.50

$23.00

to

who

alsi

cities;

oul;

apiece,

surrounding large

covers

representing

house:

first-class

terials.

men's and

388. Young ex-Service college man wishes position with import and ex|iort house, thorough knowdedge of

ritory.

in

17th Street,

New York

The Chamber

is

City.

touch

in

with

women's wearing ajijiare desiring the sei-vices of two younj men for traveling local and coast ter

Men

education

case to

Has Largest

with

and

experience,

personality

gooi

jireferred

will

sistant

Recorder

up

James

Fisk,

who

to Januai-y 13th,

7798

had registered academic work.

or

governing are subject

the consolidated classification rules,

be regis-

the University of California time the enrollment is comThis is the opinion of As-

at

stated that

an

whether

Government Bids Bids

pleted.

tered

This

taiilfs

tials.

large prominent local manufactory o

by the

"Please instruct that this rule shall

luit

Twenty-five years experience in hire de)iarlnient stores. Highest ci'ifdeu

need apply, giving all particulare Address, Alliance Waist Co., 14 Eas

and

accountant

position

Over 10,000 students

per-

which

shipments

bi

ojiened

be

will

at

the

Zom

Snp])Iy Depot at Fort Masoi on January 16th for peanut bullet candy, chewing gum, maple syrup cereals, figs, dates and walnuts; oi January 17tb for fresh apples, grape (.ieneral

at

sbijiper'.

all

I

wi 11

Orient.

desires

University

open station to be designated by

to

expe-

clerical

students

a|)ply

•Ian

for 1st

open for position as merehandisi ecutive or buyer dry goods

those

California No-w

consignees

must be eonsigned

fi'eigbt

years

6

Experienced

at

are located at ])repay stations or interior

On February

Is-

of lading for freight

bills

concern.

industrial

lieliMleum and chemicals.

tariffs

until

suiierintendent

1st

Magnin Co.

Understand the Korean language. Can handle foodstuffs, auto accessories and some lines of mining and milling ma-

.salesman

be

to

unloading

ov partial

loading

are

with

387.

This rule does

showing the points

prohibit

trea

present

rience, also sales.

shown after the

plainly

is

words 'To Order.'

than

Position wanted by discharged

o8().

to

eon-

is

higher

rated

with

|iosition

Marine

whose order the shipment

three years

W. Sherwood

('.

l.').W.

uai'v

assistant

Special Notices

local

the

corporation

or

firm

person,

name of

llie

line.

Purchasing agent, 8 years purchasing experience, desires

3S:').

signed 'To Order' will not be periiiilleil.

any good

fcillow

terms.

hiding fur shipment con-

(if

largi

of one of the large power comp ill the West for three years.

present.

foreign trade at

prospects of

Was

with exporting liouse; attending uigbl

experience as writer and lay-out man, College trained, redesires position. cently released from Service; future

con.signed to a point

is

desires JioSl

department of

financial

in

school of

;iS4.

when

consignee

of

jiosition

manager

Office

l.j.'iG.

cMui|iany or corporation, as casbii |iaymaster.

ing,

consigned 'To Order' or

is

addre.ss

the

desires

poration, treasury department life insurance eompajiy, and general bank-

name of when sliip-

prohibit showing the

mil

crests as agent or repre.sentative

(ion

and import house.

position wanted, if.S.'i. Kxecnlive previous experience public service cor-

appear on a shii)ping order

shall

I

South export

with

position

desires

l.j.V). An American, 2!) yciir and broad business ex|icii speaking Spanish, Ru.ssian and man, good salesman and office seeks opening with foreign trail'

age,

(leiieral

:1S1.

iiSJ.

•The name of only one shipper, one eonsignee antl one destination

experience with all (Io.mI mining machinery.

years

General Applications

great

number

California

llace

at

for

regular

probably

will

head of

the

all

universities in the country, in the matler

of

attendance,

remarkable

which

showing

in

California

is

is

view

a

of

truly

the

oranges,

fruit,

lemons,

gTa|ibite,

cuj

lubricating, lard aiul minera on Jauuaiy 19th for canned lob ster, chipped soap, apple butt< shredded cocoanut, lemon flavoring c

grease, oils;

tract, beef,

chicken and tomato souf

on .January 30th for jelly, preservi

canned lobster and shrimp, anchov:

and

powdered

sugar.

on

Details

a E

also that the liilliug of ears to 'ship-

fact

pers' order' without specifying person

with other schools and universities of

change Hall of the Chamber of Co

the veiy highest type.

merce.

to

be notified

is

jirohibited."

that

well

supplied

specifications

are

file

in

the

KnlEtit-Oounihan ^Tinting

:

LIP.H

r-uai-ir.

Public Library, Hayes & Franklin Sto., San Francisco,

/•'Ga

CHAMBER^fTsgOMMERG^Ei ACTIVITIES 'r^/!^r^

«•*»•••••#••?•*•*<%'

The Commercial, Financial, Industrial and GoTemmental Metropolis of the Pacific Coast

ame

7

Number 4

January 23, 1920

Every Friday

[mportant Decisions of Chamber's Board

H Chamber Opposes

Further Government Commissions J^ecessary Extension of Income Tax Limit. Extension Inconie Tax Limit Requested

Additional Government

Commissions Oli.lECTION lie

I

the

to

so-called

creation

National

of

Tribunal

and Regional Boards of Inoutas Adjustment and by the Industrial Conference

(|iiirv

lined

by tlie President, was exby the Board of Directors of ni:iiubcr of Comnieicc at a recent

ai'liointed |,ivs„.d llir

I'rrlinjr Ibat

auencics

irni

.

iii.iii-nial

li! low

i-,

iii;^

tbere are already suffifor tbe adjustment of

disputes,

tbe

Board of Di-

unanimously adopted

llie

fol-

"WIIKHEAS

the Industrial Conference ap|iointed by the President has lirepared and submitted a tentative pfiii for tbe creation of a National

In(|uiry |.ur|iose ing-

and Regional Boards of and Adjustment, for the of considering and adjust-

industrial

disputes in

indusin- tbrougbout

"I

tlie

all

lines

country,

and in the law about to be by tbe Cougress pi'oviding

••Wllf.KEAS ii:irlcd

.

r

Ihe

return

loyee in

railroad

affairs,

the

is

it

additional

governmental

connnissions at this time and that further action

boards is

or unwise,

along the for lines tbe settlement or adjustment of other industrial disputes should wait on the experience which may be devplo]ied from the handling of inof

machinei-y

i)roviding

disjiules

dustrial

among

the

rail-

roads.

resolution

friliinial

)

judgment of tbe Board of Directors of tbe San Francisco Chamber of Counnerce that the creation of any

of the railroads to be some consideration of

"THEREFORE

created

to

consider

and

adjudicate questious of industrial relations except when necessary in the opinion of tbe President of the

|.ri\ate ojieration there will 1

1

envision

for

the

disputes between employer and em-

I'nited

States

Francisco Chaiuber of Commerce

decided

at

Tuesday meeting

its

that a letter should be directed to the

Commissiou of Internal

San

of

interests

Revenue ex-

opinion of tbe business

pressing tbe

Francisco

to

that

the

time for the fding of complete returns

on the income tax should be extended .Tune

to

This

1920.

15,

was

whicii

adopted

is

last

the

plan

year

and

in

reliev-

It

justment, for the ijresent, and that in no event should such national

be

Tin:;,;

Boanl of Directors of the San

t;

which was greatly eifective

Be

Resolved by the Boaid of Directors of the San Commerce of Cbandjer Francisco that for the above reasons it is deemed unwise to determine a policy invojuiug the creation of a National Industrial Tribunal and Regioual Boards of Inquiry and Ad-

Ijody

HE

.



avert

a

national

ing

the

been

March It

pressure

had

felt

l.'ith,

would

stipulated

have time,

been enforced.

seems manifestly imi)ossihle for

business

income

interests

that

to

returns

lax

1020, and tbe lieves

which

the

complete

by

their

March

Board of Directors

15,

be-

both the Government and

the business of the country will benefit

by Ihe extension of time for the

tiling

1920.

of couiidete returns to June

).").

Dates Set for Ship Assignment Cliipping Board promises to Allocate Vessels

Beginning in

DKKINITE llic

ships

Shipi)ing

the

Reinsch,

who

was

by

Com-

"It

Chairman Payne of Board through Paul spokesman

chief

the

he

China,

to

Minister

former

for

the

Coast interests at the recent shipping conference in Washington. Chaii-man Payne has authorized the I'acitic

the

following statement of ship disposal program:

Pacific.

gram now

The

To I'l

i

!

li .1

port.- is

•im

wr-r

!dy

of twelve for Pacific assignment.

and

total

in

construction,

divided

between the New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation and Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company. They will be 17 knot oil burning ships with the most modern passenger accommodations and 11,000 tons deadweight capacity. Accommodations will be pro\-ided for 249 first class passengers and approximately 300 third class pas-

as follows:

China

"The first of these vessels is expected available in May, 1920.

(if

"Nineteen of these vessels are

under consideration for

Japan,

Board that these services will maintained by the so-called |)assenger ships.. Four

now under

three passenger services from Pacilie ('fast

and

and

all

pro-

matter and also upon the selection of operating agents will not be made until a most careful investigation is completed.

of these steamers will be required tn maintain schedule on each serv-

tentative

tentative

Straits

the present intention of

making a

the

sailings.

and the decision upon

sideration

.'j^a-foot

ice,

"In the plans of the U. S. Shipping Board for the development of passenger sen'ice from I'. S. ports, the needs of the Pacific Coast will play a prominent The Board fully apprepart. ciates the primai-y importance of increased passenger facilities on tlie

Philippines,

is

of This Year this

sailings.

India, a sailing every three weeks

San

the

of

— weekly

"To

Coast

Pacific

the

to

received

Chamber

from

nierce

vostok

curly allocation of passenger

been has Francisco

May

"To Japan, China and Vladi-

of

assurance

(ifficinl

t(

Few Monti}

Trans'Pacijic Service V/ithin

are

deliveries

anticipated

thereafter so that the entire

fleel

12 vessels will be in service by (he end of this year. It is the present intention of the Board

12 vessels

to place the first

in the

Pacific trades outlined above.

"It

is

anticipated that

the

re-

conditioning of the ex-German passenger vessels, with the excep-

few steamere of a

tion of a

typi

not

adapted

will

not be completed before the

trade,

of the ex-German ves-

best

were

sels

Pacific

of the 535 foot vessels.

delivery

The

for

and

for

built

arc

adapted to Atlantic express serv-

The

ice.

intermediate

of

class

sengers.

ex-German

"The question of Pacific Coast terminal ports is now under con-

for Pacific trades to the 535 foot type."

vessels is far inferior

Bonus System Raises Wages San Francisco Cafeterias Find Satisfactory Results and Waste Elimination Through Self-Determined Cooperation r

of the

San Franc

-

The habit of looking far afield for wisdom to be gained from the knowledge and experience of others often leads us to overlook the things which

can be learned at home. The articles which have been appearing on this page of the Activities in connection with employment relations for several weeks past have dealt exclusively with

Eastern

establishments.

This

week

present the experience of a San Francisco employer, a restauranteur,

we

who

claims to have actually solved his

labor

problem

- -

-

of the Betlei litigated var

Mr. Day

at benefit to all Ih

fanJ of Fac

vilh a

at

least

to

his

own

satisfaction.

Mr. J. H. Leighton operates a chain of cafeterias and dairy lunches in San Francisco and Oakland, and, in common with many others in the same line of endeavor, found his labor problem We are ina most perplexing one. debted to the "Western Hotel Reporter" for a very complete and comprehensive account of how Mr. Leigh-

seriou.h

reached his solution of the labor problem. ton

There are two features in the Leighton system, one that employees are, or may become stockholders in the business,

and

of

bonus of not

the other a

payment

than 20 per cent of the net profits of the house in which they are employed. No one can own stock in the Leighton cafeterias unless he is actually em]iloyed by the company, and no one can receive the salary bonus unless he has worked the full number of hours and days required by the management. If an employee is as much as 15 minutes late in the morning, he loses his salarj' bonus for that week. Temporary sicluiess is not accepted as a legitimate excuse for being absent, a

salary

less

a)id as a result health statistics

the

ations, by C. A. Day. Injust

em

cilie,. and he has relumed ndustrial problems of today.)

plans

,e. kins

among

company's employees have reached

a remarkably high average.

In 1919 each employee participating

on an average, 26 per cent of his wages in the form of an additional salary bonus. Six months after the system had been inaugurated the net earnings of the company had .jmnped from 25 per cent to 50 per received,

over and above the net cost of

cent

cash bonuses paid out, due to the increased force

of

efficiency

and

the

the

working of

elimination

waste.

Mr. Leighton states that as soon as the

was

system

working order

in

a

remarkable improvement in efficien
was

Based on percentagi-.

noticed.

employees who were only 65 per cent efficient

are

are

now 100 per

interested

further states that the

cost

chandise cent to

of

their

in

it

and

He

is his belief that

raw materials and mer-

has been .50

cent

work.

cut

per cent.

(ContiniK-d

i

from 25

W.-'st" '

'

li.^s

]»t'f

b"

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

The Customs

Service
Davis

BjvJ. O.

Dl'RIiVO a

Ix'eii

branch

till'

the

figures

iMlliiwing-

year

i>;ist

has

lliciT

growth

in

this

service,

as

the

lieaUliy

of

hotli

show:

31,

formal and

1919

The imjiortation of merchandise by other than by parcel post, is in many instances, and

rece ntly

mail,

to

]inphibited j

sliippers

eek we gave the

Las

ments

the

of

story of S rvice by Colle :tor

Customs

the

w

important Governmental can rer de

this

105,570.52

fice

means of replm^ishiug

their

stock

at

of-

Panama vention,

Tile rules to

be observed in making

such shipments are simple, and their observance will greatly facilitate the passing through the customs of mail

Shipments of merchandise valued at than $100 are passed on an inal entry, on which, in addition i)e duty assessed, there is a war il> ta.ic of 25 cents. addition to the customs declarawhich is required to accompany Mih package, an invoice should be t

'

inclosed irkage

1

cover the shipment, the containing same to be ap-

to

iiipriately I

Too nuich stress cannot be laid on importance of having the customs

tin-

Continued from preceding page) and everyone is wnrking for bis own interest as well (

liraotically eliminated

the interest of the house.

il^

A comparison of

lings

ths l"^.

i

in

net

their

Street for the six

March

just before the

in

111 I

from

made compmiy

is

the

at 38 Third

-H

of the

to

September,

new system was

operation, and the eorrespond-

earnings for the sis months from to September, 1919, six months r the system was in operation. ing this period the house paid to

I'll

li'Vees

in

?i288.96. -

,m

-IX ill

salary bonuses the

sum

deducting

this

After

from net earnings, the second months show a gain of 50 per cent profits over the same period in

1918.

In another downtown house of the

actual

actual

the packages arriving at the one time

same shipper

the

to

one

ad-

dressee constituting a single shipment) is

excess of $100, formal customs

in

entry

required by means of a con-

is

sular invoice which

nuiil

the

to the

should either acor be sent by

parcels

addressee.

I'ailure to send a consular invoice compels the importer to give a bond for the production of such missing document at the time of making entry. Parcel post shipments appraised on informal entries are, after appraisement, turned over to the local postmaster, who makes delivery of said

parcels to the various addressees, col-

from them

lecting

marked.

the

e.,

i.

company

importations.

the

to

quantity and the (rue foreign market value of the merchandise contained in the package. When the value of a shipment (all facts,

from

short notice.

conform

declarations

and

the

duty charges,

on accounting for such

later

col-

lections to this office.

company

a

that

$2,659.93

paid

as

from the Canal Zone, the U. S. Postal Shanghai, and the Philipjiine Islands, are made under domestic conditions and there is no such prohibition, except such as contain

Guam, Agency

Tutuila,

at

prohibited articles.

Merchants have the privilege of transit shipments through the United States without the payment of duty on such shipments, provided that

making

upon the receipt of such parcels they bear the local address only, and remain in continuous postal or customs custody until they are reshipped. Such parcels are subject

to the postal

charge of 12 cents per pound or fraction thereof, to be paid

by means of

United States postage stamps at the time they are forwarded.

A

general observance of the fore-

going

instructions

will

expedite

the

handling of mail parcels, resulting in

Payment

salary

bonuses to employees during the secDeducting this sum from net earnings shows an increase in profits over the first period of 75 per

of Claims Hines

Director-General

to issue, in a short tune,

expected

is

a circular to

railroad claim agents that they

all

may

and damage claims more

loss

settle

than two years and one day old on

cent.

no trouble to get employees The difficulty seems to be to give them all they want. Practically all of the permanent help in the older houses are stockholders. It is claimed that employees in these houses are paid higher salaries than are paid in the majority of San Francisco cafeterias and lunch houses.

There

buy

sent in sealed packages.

a greater efficiency.

ond period.

to

made under Postal Conand are not prohibited ex-

Shipments

comparison 1918 and 1919 shows

was

ex-

Parcel

are

when

three months'

of periods in

ship-

their

merchandise

International

the

Shipments, however, from Canada, Cuba, Mexico and the Republic of |

cept

Gain for 1919 $156,254.72 Merchants and others are making a more general use of the International I'arcel Post, in operation between the I'nited States and nearly all foreign I'ountries, as it^ affords them a ready

confine

dutiable to

Post.

the duties a nd the service which

lOlS

should

of

clusively

of the Port J. O. Davis and we are, this Bek , continuing this comprehensi ve description of

$261,825.24

31,

has

PC licy

instalm ent

first

for year ending De-

cember

it

terest.

informal entries, for the ending year December

Same

a

print various issu es of the Activities informative articles of public in.

Collections on mail importations,

Cha mb er

The made

is

stock.

About 240 employees are required

which no officers

To

bring

nines

has been

suit

of

the

about

forbade

filed,

corporation

the

the

if

assent.

uniformity,

Mr.

paying

any

of

claims unless and until the Commission

the

had made a decision favorable

payment of such

as the

claims.

Commission could

to

Inasmuch

see

no ob-

to

operate the five houses now being conducted by the company and they feed on an average o£ 15,000 persons daily.

jection to paying them, the Director-

General

is

uuder obligation

his instruction to

pay none.

to

change

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES IAN FRANCISCO Chamber of Commerce Office

I'ost

^

year*

at

Activities, cmcn-d as second-class matter January 7, 1915, at the San Krancisco, California, uiulcr the a< t of March .<, 1879. Subscription price, Pifty Cents per weekly In the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.

I'lililislu-d

For What You

Want

to

Know

-Call

KEARNY

112

Democratic Convention Arouses National Interest

San Francisco

in

Cooperation Promised by Oakland Chamber of Commerce San

Francisco

nicivin^'

is

Pledging OakUnd's hearty sup Joseph E. Caine writes as

niajiy

assurances of good feeling and loyal support in her big work of eiitertainiug the Democratic National Conven-

port,

tion next June.

Chamber of

My dear Mr. McBean: Your telegram of January 12th addressed to Walter D. Cole, our President, was laid before the Board of Directors at its last meeting, and the matter has been referred to our Public Entertainment Committee, which has been directed to cooperate to the

reads

extent possible in assisting your organization with regard to the National Democratic Conven-

encouraging letters from Homer S. Cummings, Chainnanof the Democratic National Committee, and Joseph E. Caine, Managinj; received

Director of the Oakland

Cummings'

letter

"Washington, D. C, January 12, 1920.

Director.

Oakland Chamber Please the San

Very

congratulation

expect

«"

upon you in

sc

alt

your city. Again tha nki ig nd

gram,

1

ly sin

cerely

Ho mer

S

of

fine

to advertise ourselves favorably before the world. It is our

earnest will

fail

hope that no one of us to do his utmost in tak-

ing advantage of the rare chance that the Democratic National

Convention has given to publish the glories of our district and of California to everyone everywhere.

imposed upon her. Atholl McBean, President. San Fr

Chamber

a

and

ready and you may depend upon it that she will acquit herself of the big job you have so gracious-

am.

Very (Signed)

our opinion

offers

of California to get into better position before the whole country

Please accept our thanks for the action of your Committee in awarding San Francisco the privilege of being hostess to the Democratic Convention next San Francisco is always June.

representative to within the n« xt he will take pl

In

convention

chance to the whole San Francisco Bay District and in fact all

letters

"San Francisco, Calif., January 8, 1920. Secretary Democratic National Committee, Washington, D. C.

send a personal San Francisco two and n calhng

to

which these

are replies are as follows:

summer.

I

and economically. this

to

Fran-

disposal for the purpose of impressing upon the delegates the importance of this section to the nation politically, commercially

sincerely yours,

The telegrams

San

erous offer to place the entire organization of the Oakland Chamber of Commerce at our

(Signed) Joseph E. Caine, Managing-Director."

addressed to the Secretary of the Democratic National Committee, at these headauarters. «,i; oc :„, ,.,„^ lor>..ard. with i^ure, to my visit to San Fran.^j, as I shall never (orget the h'Tspitality extended to me during my visit to 'he Pa' fie Coast

upon

of of

NltionarConvenlion next June and for your gen-

for

am,

1

Commerce,

of

accept the thanks Francisco Chamber

DemocraUc

congratulations

important gathering,

Dear Mr. McBean: 1 thank you most sincerely for your telegram of January 8th,

last

our

1920.

Oakland. California.

as follows:

Renewing

12,

Walter D. Cole, President, Joseph E. Caine, Managing

fullest

Commerce. Chairman

Francisco, Calif.,

January

•Oakland, California, January 17. 1920.

President AthoU McBean of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

has just

San

follows:

Atholl McBean,

San

Chamber

Co

President,

Francisco of

Commerce."

PROGRAM ADVERTISING Owing

to

numerous

inquiries

from members, relative

to

solicitations

grams, the Charities Endorsement Committee repeats the policy of the of collecting donations:

for advertising in special of Commerce, covering

Chamber

e\ thij

THE CHARITIES ENDORSEMENT COMMITTEE OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE URGES THE MEMBERS OF THIS ORGANIZATION TO REFUSE TO GIVE ANY ADVERTISEMENT TO ANY PROGRAM FOR SPECIAL EVENTS. Every business man knows that however good the object that such ad-

lected

vertisements

receive

given

for any

may NEARER ness

are

never

practically

advertising value and

be justified as a busi-

expenditure.

In

most

cases,

in

abundant evidence

many

acter are paid the

hig-b

commissions and

Chamber of Commerce has

col-

show

that

little, if any, of the money paid for such advertising. If a contiibution is desired for a

legitimate sliould

solicitors for advertising of this char-

to

cases the objects represented

be

cause,

made

the to

contiibution

a

responsible

The abuses of advertising

solicita

tion for special progi'ams are so

many

and the amount of money improperly secured iu this

Cliamber policy,

way

believes

cutting

is

so large that the

that

out

NO ADVERTISEMENT SHOULD BE GIVEN AS A CON-

making contributions

TRIBUTION.

:idvertising,

the

an

ab.solnl('

practice

of

form

nJ

official.

in

the

should be adopted.

:

:

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

New

Commercial Club Elects

Directors

r^ooperation Between Chamber and Commercial Club Important to the Business Community

THE

San Francisco Chamber of

Ciiiumerce

(

'lull

its

ii|iiiii

is

pleased to congralu-

San Francisco Commercial

hilc llic

election of officers for the

of ilii' new directors of the Conmiercial lull are members of the Chamber of "iiinierce and among the most repre-I Illative citizens of San Francisco. year.

|insriil

Mr. A. Hawaiian Mai'ket

It

is

noleil

that

all

Mr. A. A. Baxter, Maiuiger, DougFir Kxiiloilatiim and K.xport Coni-

|.any.

Tlie relationship

between the Cham-

and the Commercial Club has been iiKisl The satisfactoi-y and cordial. I

niter organization attends to the social

of business year

aspects

lliioiighout the

ling\ushed

entertaining

to

ways

of the disSan Francisco

R.

&

Blyth,

President.

Co.

liiat

file

uas

Ijy

Joseph

Magner,

Magner &

Presidcnl,

fi.llows:

I'liuipped to

other

Mir

Commerce itself is not render. The Chamber, on

hand,

renders

M'lvice to the business ilir

its

definite

community and

hvo organb.ations eo-operate with arranged plans, so that tliere is ihiplication or over-lapping of their

Hill 11"

.Hurts.

At the annual meeting of the ComClub Thursday, January 15, III' following new directors were electI'll bv unanimous vote

Mr.

Mr.

B.

I

S.

Presidenl

Bloch,

Mr.

;

Unique Entertainment Will be Offered Guests to Foreign Trade Convention Largest Banquet to be Held in Civic Auditorium

tendance

lar interest

features

of

particu-

to visiting delegates

from

United States and abroad to follow the foreign trade convention May 12 to 15, 1920, have just been annmnieed by the Pacific Coast commitI'l. Two excursions have been ariiiiii;id for, with a third in eontemil.it inn. One trip will leave on the file

I

May

16 for the Yosemite Valley, visiting the "big trees" and the points of interest in the valley, and returning to this city on the evening

evening of

lit

the 21st.

May

19th the steamer "Mat-i.iiia" will leave on a three weeks' exIslands, the iiisiiin to the Hawaiian (In

I

tiip

will

of

e.xeursion

not

nioi'c

than

three

the islands

Plans are under way also

for

an

informed

fnrllier

in

daily at-

He

members gath-

the

ered together that during the past five the

ycai's

club's floating

indebtedness

had been reduced by nearly $70,000.

A

hearty

tended

iin;

of thanks was ex-

vote

outgoing

the

to

directoi-s

for

behalf of the club dnr-

their lerins of office.

\~2L^

New

U. C. Courses

Carol Aronovici, head of the bureau of housing of the Stale Commission of Immigration and Housing, Dr.

to

discuss

Ihoroughly

future

the

San Francisco in providing accommodations for wOrk-

hou.sing ])roblems of

inginen,

with the "Great White Fleet" of the rniled Fruit Company to bring dele-

extension division of the University of

to

in

California.

east coast of Latin America, delegates

to

being delivered at

New

special train which will

southern

route with

Orleans to the come over the

delegates

to

a

be

The

given

of lectures

connection

with

conducted

Institute

"Industrial lo

seven lectures

is

Ihe

here

the extension division.

the

convention.

coui-se

in

Citizen.ship liy

series of

be given under the direction of the

gates from Havana, Venezuela and the

the

Management

Employee"

will

in

Relation

be the subject

announcad that arrangements have been completed to hold the

of a course of ten lectures lo be de-

biggest banquet ever held in America

livered

when two thousaiul delegates will be sealed on the main floor of the civic

Kelly,

It

was

also

amlitorium will

be visited.

in

main dining-

club's

weeks to the points of interest in southwestern Alaska. AiTangements have been completed

being so arranged that the prin-

cipal points of interest in

the

in

room and private dining-rooms.

is

Entertainmcnl

due to the increase

membership and increase

llieir efforts in

Louis

membership and stated

net income for the past year far the largest the club has

ever realized,

Miller.

I

of

which the

;

I).

ceni Increase in

Co.

iiiriiial

ilLiiaber

bu.sk ess service

rcliring directors are: Mr. Wliitton, ex-PrcsidenI Mr. Dixon. ex-Honorary Secretary; Mr. A. B. Brooks, Mr. R. W. Coslello and Mr. Max J. Kuhl. The outgoing President, Mr. Frederick Whitton, made a brief report of lie activities of the club during the |iasl year, couunenting upon a 20 per KreilericI;

lien

Hubbard, President, t'nion Lithograph Company. Mr. Russell Lowry, Vice-President, American National Bank. Mr. W. C. Kiefer, General Agent, American Railway Express Company. Mr. F. C. Stratford, General Sales Managep, Zellerbach Paper Company. Immediately after the adjournment of the annual meeting the Board of Directors met and elected officers as

and

.uy Kxeentivc Secrelaiy.

&

Scott,

-orial

H.

Tile holdover directors are Mr. Louis Bloch, Vice-President and General Manager, Crown Willanietle

he bnsiness element a combination of

affording

The

Manage]-,

Davis,

(i.

James Lanagan, Attorney, Beedy & Lanagan.

Mr. Thipma.s,

Mr.

other

in

II.

BIylh, Witter

to

anil I

visitors

life,

many

Mr.

Till'

Jlr.

While House. Mr. Charles

Ijir

Magner. First Vice-President; S. Hubbard, Second ViceMr. Russell Lowi-y, HonorSecrelary; Mr. Cha.s. V. Ifyaii,

.Iiisc|ili

I'lesidenl;

his

1

I

Baumgartner, Manager. Pineapple Company, 112

C.

sli'eet.

in this city, the

be the scene of the

Natiiiiud Convention a

place thai

Democratic

month

later.

in

San

Francisco

by

Roy

author of the standard book,

"Hiring the Worker," beginning Febniary

2.

Ivxiensioii

of

under the

auspices

of

the

Division of the University

California.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

San Francisco Power Costs Low Comparison with Other

Foreign Trade Opportunities

Prepared by

Cities

Research[,Departinent Many

Watch

San Francisco's advantage as a manufacturing center may lie definitely compared with

been generally understood that San Francisco and its vicinity on account of its hydro-electric resources

but has

presents the cheapest power offerings

features

in

other

cities

rehilioMship

of

power

costs

similar Ihe

of

lealuix's

It

of any city

one of the most difficult problems with which the Chamber's office lias had to contend. There has been, in every power insiallatioii, so many conditions which elYect the rate of charge that it has lieeii almost impossible to gather any which to make basic figures u|ion comparisons. The search for data upon this subject has met with hearty cooperation on tlie part of the com|ianies serving jiower and light in the San Francisco district but difficulty has been encountered in obtaining figures for Eastern cities based upon San Francisco conditions. The first tangible evidence of the real condilarn

liims

now

is

intcivsl

ill

The statement which has been reis based upon from three to five conditions of service and contains

other

an advantage in favor of San Francisco but the various coiidilidiis under which these percentages prevail are purposely withheld at the lircsent

ages

to

100% 154%

87%

liom 53

to

to

from 60

from 23

to

98%

Worcester

from 74

to

125%

from 53

to

74%

Trenton

from 94

to

124%

New

from 61

to

from 38

to

85% 86%

Britt.m

greater

from 54

Baltimore

from

Cleveland

from 12

Oliio

from

2

Worcester

from 40

Butte

from

Trenton

2

New

Britton

from 69 from 20

Bay

City

from 48

of

San

than

Francisco

rates

59% 86% to 31% 15% to 21% to 56% to 140% to 115% to 54% to 53%

Commerce does not the .subject can

costs

greater

to

the above figures.

desire

to

"I

residing

lir

communicate with manul.i concern or capitalist for .1-velopment of rubber concession in llic Island of Java. 3487. Havana, Cuba. Consumer^ of spruce wood in Havana, requiriiiL' from 300,000 to 400,000 feet monrlil.\. wish to receive quotations from S:iii Francisco exporters. tiiring

3488.

Kobe, Japan.

Firm

wi^l;

be put in touch with importers stationery, lacquer wares, bnislu to

walking sticks and umbrellas. 3489. New York, N. Y. Parlx like to be put in touch wifh importers of Australian fniit pul|i, such as is used by jam makers. 3490. Sail Francisco, Cal. Gent Itman leaving San Francisco for Eu rope shortly will be glad to accipi commissions for American busim-men in France. 3491. San Francisco, Cal. American export firm having reliable reintsentation in Cuba, desires to commnuieate with responsible manufacturers and distributors wishing to place tlnir products upon the Cuban markets. 3492. Tampieo, Mexico. Exporters

would

of

fineries,

sei-vice

than

San

Francisco

rates

machinery for mines and

factories,

cutlery,

tools,

iiui-

real-

dours

and windows, galvanized iron, shoes, preserved goods, rice and other cereals, and importers of sugar, honey ami tobacco.

3494.

Liverpool, England.

Reliable

manufacturer of rope, twines, cotton waste, buntings and flags, canvas, etc., wishes to be put in touch with San Francisco importers. .

3495.

San Francisco,

Cal.

Gentle-

returning to New Zealand shortly wishes to be put in touch with manufacturers and exporters of stationery lines, paper, printing supplies, etc., with a view to representing them in the

man

San

divulge

be thoroughly

Owner

desires to

cohol

of charges compared with Eastern charges.

in

greater

iiernianently

.Java,

ill

Cal.

and other inlen-i.

to represent in Cuba exiJorters of chineiy for sugar plantations and

These figures are based upon one

until

costs

17 to

Louis

Columbus,

of

service

percent-

and small

over San Francisco as follows:

Detroit

St.

power

bear

light

|i!aiilalion

of Mexican products, such as chicle, vanilla, honey, sarsaparilla, etc., wishes to be put in touch with importers. 3493. Havana, Cuba. Firm wislies

The bea\ier loads show jjercentages cities

cities

commercial

177% to 166%

Columbus, Ohio

Hay City

of

electric

to

from 104

"

time.

The following

)m 92

I

Louis

Butte

consequently in the listing each percentage will

Hi-rkcley.

:i4S(;.

niliber

follows

represent

iom 50

t'levelaud

Optional

cities,

which

than San Francisco rates as follows:

.

St. Louis,

comparative scale of charges based

upon conditions which form a common ground for the figures for the

coiiipanies.

'

St.

been obtainable.

received

at

Balti.ii,.i(.

substantiate this fact

liave not heretofore

band as a result of the siilijcci by one of the

power

I'ical

United States but

the

in

figures to

e.xact

a

This Column for Foreign Business

has

Frajicisco

company's schedule

The San Francisco Chamber llie

source

of

the

New

Zealand territory.

information 3490.

develoijed along the lines brought out

San

Francisco,

Cal.

Lady

South America desires to represent San Francisco firms wishing (Continued on next page)

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1

i

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SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

News

Foreign Trade



Australia Eager for San Francisco Trade Commercial Invoices Removal of Duty on Peanuts into Philippines The Java^Commercial Exposition



AT'STRAUAN

concenis are eager

do business with San Fran-

lo

ciseo firms, according to a letter

by the Foreign Trade Department fi-oni Honorable A. Carnegie Ross, British Consul-General in San rei'CJNTd

cnlty

eign countries.

Icav

statement the British official states that Australia can consume large quantities of raw cotton, and has

available

wool,

ores,

export

for

skins,

hides,

pig

iron.

rabbits,

tal-

low, boots, jams, etc.

This statement is liased on the report of a prominent Australian banker, who was recently in San Francisco^

Names of

firms' interested in

np a business with San Fvancisco aloiifj' these lines are on tile with the F(n-eign Trade Department and may on application.

be Inid

C

mniercial

consignee

invoices,

which

c,

el

tei's,

should

let-

arrive

at

cargoes with may be to the captain of the steamer

handiI'd

w Inch

carries

ii|i

whether the

the goods sail,

mail

or

not,

interpretation handed

pi-ice

connections

!-

-

San Francisco, Cal. Business the. Far East shortly

Milling

liiM'i

fiu'

to

accept

removal of duty on peanuts imported into the Philippine Islands in order that the eocoanut oil mills may the

\ii-iiiilia.

ent

Will

representa-

Sack Manchester, England. manufacturers and general Mils in Manchester, wish to be I'liHiil in touch with a reliable repre-enlali\-e in San Francisco who would iiiiilrriake to handle for them new and 'I'-'

used

III'

I

sacks

and bags,

also

Hessian canvas. Ahso mannfacof all classes of waterproof and 11

if

garments,

]inlse

demand

areas

in

the

it

is

expected thai

now

Islands

lying

fallow will be devoted to the raisint: of peanuts. It is proposed that after

growing of peanuts has become established the import duty can

the well

be

on tive purposes. i-e]ilaccd

peanuts

for

protec-

overcoats,

suits.

been

De-

train

will

other delegates to the Conven-

Mexican

the

from

meals on the Antonio, Texas, to

San

Convention, Full

and

return,

particulars

from

•d

capital.

including

fare,

IP I.

the

pany's office

will

may

be

be ob-

American Express in San Francisco.

.Ia\a

Trade

Line

Pacific

circular

a

has

foi'-

Foreign

the

to

l)p|.ailnient

freight

rates

slating that reduced will be allowed on ex-

hibits sliii)iic(l to the

Commercial Ex-

position to be held at Bandoeng, Java, on May 20th. Reduced rates will apply in both directions, and goods should be addressed "Exhibition Ijoods,

Netlierland Itandcjeng,

Indies Commercial Java, via Batavia."

Fair,

This fair

number
is said to be the first of a to be held to develop the in and trade of the Dutch East

The Fair

Indies.

14 days,

last

Bandoeng

at

unless

will

make

conditions

desirable to continue over a longer

it

Further details m.iy be obthe Foreign Trade Dc-

[leriod.

tained

fiMin

imrlnient.

Special Trade Opportunity

abon.t

The Representative of the President and Government of Guatemala is in San Francisco to purchase macaroni,

lo

the middle of March, according an announcement received b.y the Foreign Trade Department from the

Tovo Kisen Kaisha.

sausage, hams, cheese, lard, soap, cod-

salmon, linens, cottons and silks

Government Bids

suitable for the tropics, including neck socks,

wash

stockings, children's wear,

dresses, undergarments, etc.

The

fee,

sugar, cocoa,

ber,

hard and soft woods.

Members particulars

vanilla,

interested

from

may

the

hides,

rub-

Bids eral

Trade

Foreign

Department.

leave

Steamship

San

at Ft.

Mason on Jan-

2()th

tables

and soups, groceries,

for

spices,

wood

i)ipes

uar.v

27th

canned

cereals,

tails

Koyo

Francisco

Mam for

will

Havana

the

salt

flour, pre-

cigars,

and cold cream for butter,

;

cheese,

and laundry

of Commerce.

Hall

of

brier-

on Jaubacon, cereals,

fish,

starch.

and specifications are on E.xchange

vege-

fruits,

ham, dried and canned

Special Notice

The

he opened at Zone Gen-

nary

olives,

A

will

Supply Depot

serves,

get further

new

I-

I

pres-

at

expected that benefits will acto the islands through the inigiven to growing peanuts. With

Representative also has to offer: cof-

"'^'.

'"'I

machinery which of the time.

idle part

is

crue

lies,

arrange

is

It

fish,

Islands

negotiate sales.

.11-

their

utilize

and

Philippine

II t

w;ii'(lc
commissions or Japan, Straits

sale in China,

Sciiliiticnts.

iiHi

their

leaving for

II 11

market

South America.

in

''7.

I

or

niil

coverinj"-- ) many raw comfrom MaEthuria and China with the Foreign Trade De-

The Jlanila Jlcrchanis Association has inaugurated a campaign to secin-c

vast

(Cimtinued from [lage 42) like

Coui-

The

increased

Fay, San Francisco postletter to the Foreign Hepartment. This decision was 111 in response to a query by ;:iraber of Commerce after some members had expressed diffi-

'

file

has

Trade

special

partment.

down by

a

in

.

on

!--

a

York for Mexico City t, carrying members of the AmerClianiber of Commerce of Mex-

list

modities

Foreign

the

that

New

1'

with offices in the Merchaiils E.xchange Building, has announced its campaign for the promotion of tvadr hetween this porl^ and Siberia. A

according

W.

-

Siberian

by

ment

liany,

destiination

on

Stales

build-

!;•

l-art

di.-c

rnilcd

information

T. 'h'grapliic

rccc ved

The

this

having the documents arrive

in

so a.s lo prevent delay in elearin;; cargoes through the customs of for-

Francisco. In



the

file

Dein

Chamber

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Weekly

California

Your Employment Needs and

Review

the Placement Bureau

Commercial and Industrial News Throughout State r.vwry-

Sii>Minillc -l-nni Cii.

im-nl

l.'ilHI

niipliiy

Ill

Vdri I—.til 00,(1(1(1 iisluTy hilima

I

to bo i-m'led in

l(ii-y

csljlilisli

in

pliMi'l.

III'

San

im-ii

Los Angeles

years of age wants a position with a shipping or Kximporting and exporting house. pi'riencc

ln'

ity

phint

to

neers,

Visalia—JfinO.OdO

i.in-kin.i,'

erected.

(irmvers — Green to bnild cannery. Kresnii — Fresno Brewing Co.'s planl

Diiinbn i-iaiicin

Vis;

manufacture

III

As.s(i-

fig

iilan

cream,

ice

bullcr.

cheese and soft drinks.

Riverside—Coacliella N'alley

to o|i(ii

and

the service

in

a

special

age

Canadian

three years'

,36,

employed

an

in

Graduate

I.")(i(l.

college

Engi-

service

at

handling men and materials in railand pier construction, also underwater insiiedor (Siebc (iormons), wishes po.Kition with gnud,

of

road, harbor, dock

admitted

reliable corporatiol"^j_

and understands account. wishes

Ex-service"',ian

.'il)l.

|iosi-

adding big addition to cannei-y. Downie\ille Oxford mine to be



tramway

opened,

be

to

erected

re-

and

mills installed.

Rnmsey lo

—Yolo

Water & Power Co. Capay Valley

farmers.



Coiistnietion of

"•

'

'•

xce

'iii

If.

(1

sky-

construct-

ing 1,000 ton warehouse.

Honcuf

new 100,000

to get

ft.

saw-

from f'oinptouville

Railroad

mill. Ik'

and

(^hiua

speak,

Siberia.

Position wanted on outside or

sonictliing that will lead to

same veiy

soon

;

eral

office experience, including eight

24 years old

;

seven years' gen-

nicmths as salesman and collector for

Do stenography and thorough knowledge of bookkeeping. 30.3. Young man, college graduate in chemical engineering, would like position with inipoi't and export finii where technical training may be utili/.i'il. Some business and sales experiwholesale house.

sloi*y

ompany

I

higli-

wny.

• 1



new

importff'g

Can

.'i02.

snjiply irrigation to

AtwiUer

and exporting read and write Willing Russian, also some French. lo go anywhere. Has connections in with

to

I''rench

lias

to

years' experience as Philippine govcrinnciit

se\"eral

liiul

chief

clerk

in

Young man, where e.\ecutive

wants j^osiand into import and export. Reads and writes French and Spanish. Several years' banking exjierience in foreign exchange; good accountant and systematizer.

— Log pond with capacity of 6,000,000 under construction. Quincy — 718 acres hea\'y timber Portola

ft.

Spring Garden

in

district

sold,

Elsinore

spend

to

approximately

.f40.000 pa\'ing streets in business dis$7."),000 to

be expended for im-

at Murrieta Hot Springs. Bernardino riiffside Magnesite Co. rushing work on new plant. Richmond Insulating and refrigerating factory to employ 200 men. Factory starts making metal wool for ]iriivenients



San



I'oofing paper.

Stockton

new

gets

tractor

plant,

capital .fl.00"0,O00.

Modesto

—R.

R. Conunission autliori/es S per cent increase for gas to consumers of Modesto Gas Co.

Sacramento



Benton

many

old

sacks of per pound.

;'5,000

rice sell at S cents

plete charge of steamer while in port; S years' experience. Speaks Spanish

itiative

30,

ability

needed; inclined

is

Young Indian 1.'>C2. gentleman, graduate of American university, tlioroughly acquainted with Indian products as well as American, with 8 years' connection with American firms, desires a connection with a firm to work up in it and eventually go to India as re)iresentative.

Special Notice

open on Pacific Coast for with di-y colors, jii import of chemicals from Germany, Belgium, England; knowledgi of Pacific Coast consumption of chem-

valley

with

uectio]!

concern

doing

advertised auto chemical accessory, de-

Twelve

years with Gox'ernin charge occupied responsible position as material officer, engineer officer, quartermaster; prefer handling men; graduate t'. S. Naval Academy; 4 years' electrical mechanical engineer; 4 years French, 4 years Spanish. .106.

nieut

in

executive position

of office;

San Diego—Barbara Worth selects

for

first

well.

Maricopa— 13.200

acres

site



Eucalyptus ranch.

public





auction

for

having

salesmen

covering California territory for gen-

merchandise and hardware stores

eral

and garages. Liberal commission basis Address:

Chemical,

Chamber

c/o

oi

Connuerce, San Francisco.

New .I.ihn

lands

.tll.'i.DOt).

agency

selling

sire

Oil Co.

s<-ho,.l

Palo Alto to get tannery for care of I'nr bearing rabbits. Sacramento Plans for const ruction of 24 tenement houses, Redding Hoover Tunnel jiroject of ITnppy ^'.lUey irrigation district let.

at

manufacturers of high grade

I/ocal

export

business here or abroad.

sold

Lakeside Local lime deposits being developed, 25-ton crusher being in-

J

State experience, salai'y, refer-

ing and mercantile experience, speaking French and German, desires con-

reoiiened.

improvements now under way.

familiar

witli college train-

activities,

—Public

man

nients,

icals.

Young man

H0.5.

properties

.silver

costing $7,.'516,772.46

at

;

resuming mining

Los Angeles

stnllcd

Shipping man understands coaling and stevedoring; can take com.!04.

and Poi'tngnese.

milling operations to start.

li-ict.

tion

Position

built.

laud

com-

Has a thorough knowledge ami Spanish and has been the bar in California,

port tirm.

to

lionse.

of

executive iiosition with export and im-

the front, graduate civil engineer, used

tion Lililiy

ai--

University of California; experienced as customs examiner, desires

l.*)(il.

bank, $2.5,000 capital. Kio Vista— Libby, McNiell &

iialional

just

where he has been export and import

business, wants a position.

the I'liivers-

at

Young Scandinavian,

I.Viil.

rived from Siberia,

merce.

Kx-officer,

:)nO.

erected.

lie

2:i

of California.

tn

llcis|iil.il

Young man

:i.S!l.

study of foreign trade

I'nik.

I'Imzii

— N^nv

General Applications

Discharged Soldiers

Supi-ly

tn

W.

]iartnership

W. Greene & the

Partnership

Greene,

main

.-.inlinue til..

New

he

P.ormigh

.Tr.,

the

was firm

Co, on .lannary

otfice to

in

.•nluiillcd

of

.Tolm

],

1020;

of the jiartnership will iit

of

II

Cliff Street,

Manhattan,

City

York. Knight-Counihan Printing

in'

Public LibrarVj Hayes &. Franklilrt-iSttB.,: San Francisco, '"

;'.-cc.

CHAMBER or COMMERG^Ej ACTIVITIES

The Commercial,

Financial,

and Governmental Metropolis of the

Industrial

Every Friday

Pacific

Coast

Number

January 30, 1920

Transportation Problem to Remain Grave may

^ive years

be necessary to solve railroad tangle

Mann — appeals for patience — gives first

says Seth

explanation of

when roads

difficulties

are returned

It will take at least five years to bring the railroads of the United States up to a point they meet transportati( ^ demands of shippers when the railroads are returned to private ownership! This is the emphatic note sounded as a warning to the public by Seth Mann, attorney nd traffic manager of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and member of the Western Freight Traffic Committee th headquarters at Chicago, Mann recently returned from Chicago and makes a strong appeal to the public for patience during the period of re\

habilitation of the railroads. Mann gives, for the benefit of the layman, a concrete and simple example of the kind of issue to great economic change to private ownership will be made. He says that the "number of box cars n< less than Bve years ago" despite the fact that busiiics): is much greater. Patience and more patience during the next few years is the keynote of Mann's appeal which folio 1

faced when the in operation is

MANN

SETH

By

'

Mc

T

UK

liisl

tlie

niilroads to

will be

year a\Wv i\w n-Uuw

one

|ii-ivate

.il'

eoiili-.]!

with difficulties

filled

and o Ijstacles to be met by the jirivale eariic rs. It may be fairly anticipnled thill |>r at least a year they may not ill' to furnish a transportation equal in efficiency to the Oovsen'ice. The public should I

I'

il

|iared

for this emergency,

anil

adopt a new alwhich will lliem infoi-med of existing coniiriers

should

liivvard

Failing-

>.

public

the

in

this,

may swing back

i

aLid

sen'ice

be

re-

The

ship-

under

private

management.

On

the

tion

and

to

advocate a patient though

watchful control I)rivate

waiting. The transfer of from the Government to the corporations comprehends a

tremendous

financial

and

economic

change, a change surrounded by

more

many

and

problems than the taking over of the roads by the Government. This was a war measure and the winning of the war was the pi-ime

people

difficulties

consideration.

The

American

agers as an immediate solution of the

understood the situation and uncomplainingly and patriotically accejited it. Now, however, upon the return of the roads the situation is purely economic. The sentiment of patriotism is not in-

transportation question.

volved.

other hand, they look forward to the

of

I'eturn

I'oads

sen-

It

of freight are convinced that the dangers of public control far exceed any disadvantages attaching to lack of uniform or consolidated operation

trol

trans-

better

a

give.

)iers

public

furnished.

past

to

ministration in the future.

i.nblic

compelciit

must

the

able

mains to be seen whether the [irivate owners can excel tlie Govennnent ad-

to

ho whole, competition in

in

the Railroad Administra-

been

has

of

It

is

com|)etifion

the

by

ganizations

.I't'icieiit

I

produced

tion

the

-!iip.

Mi in

ic'c

service than

various

the

of

and

systems

respective

expert

the

con-

of

rail-

private

railroad

or-

man-

time to speak a word of cau-

been

clearly

The

conditions, however, have

fundamentally

altered

in

the

5

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Cooperation Between Railroads and Public Vital in Future Private Ownership, Says

Mann

Continued from Pane Oiknieiniwliile,

tlio

iiiid

ro-esUililislinieiit

years

with

expenditure of great to bring them u]) to demands of the

the

of pfTectivc transportation systems ont of tlie welded system of the whole cnunli-j' is ooraplicated at once with

sums of money

hundreds of problems never before met in the historj' of railroads. These problems cannot be solved in a day or a month, or perhaps in years. It^ that the public is during this time should be patient. Some of these problems requiring

In the meanwhile, there should develop a new kind of railroad pul)licily and a new attitude of officers and erajiloyees toward the public. The public .should be kept informed of the difficulties of reorganization and of the progress made and the )ilans for the future. The carriers will -doubtless keep in close touch with shijipers' organizations, consulting them as to changes contemplated

time for solution concern the insiiffiThe total nimiber ciout car supply. of

box cars now in service

is

less

than the number in service five years ago, while the demand for ears is The locomotive power at greater. present available is not adequate to the

Under centralpresent demand. it has been possible for

ized authority

the Federal organization to

make

dis-

of equipment wherever rethe return of the roads the problem at once presents itself of reaching some agreement for the control of distribution of ears not now sufficient in number for the business of the countr}'. The demands for cars for the seasonal movement of fruit, grain and the products of the soil must be met. There will be a natural tendency to restore passenger trains that have been discontinued, with the addition of parlor cars and observation cars. It will be necessary for many roads to nm passenger trains that have been taken off for economical reasons, leaving them with no passenger train service between given points. This will call for more passenger cars, with the result that the total passenger business of the country will be less efficient than it is now, and dissatisfaction and complaint will follow until the situation is remedied. It is generally conceded that it will require more than one year to bring about any appreciable increase in railroad facilities, and at least five tribution quired.

With

the

transportation

jilain

and

in rates, rules, regulations and practices, to the end that a better understanding of the aim and purposes of the railroads may be extended to the l>ublic, and that the public may know

carriers are

by

desired

the

working

the end

to

namely,

public,

of

the

events

of the Federal administration is the demonstration that railroad officials

and shippers' representatives can complish

ac-

work competently and The plan of the

traffic

effectively together.

freight

committees

traffic

successfully

carried

out,

been

has the

repre-

rates

were

authorities

representatives

issued.

on

the

Pidilic

A l)e

The com-

patient

given to

i

•'•

natm

new and extended system of r now under consideration of the committee of the House and Senate. Wliile the new enactment has not yet been passed by Congress, the Esch bill, which is the House bill, conference

and the Cummins

which

is

the

bill, are before the public, and of the additional regulations are certain of passage. For example, the su|iervision of the issuance of securities is placed within the powers and

of the Interstate Commerce Commission, as is also the authoriza of additional railroad building. Rules with respect to rate construetion and many other provisions will be added to the Interstate Commerce Act. Under these statutes a new and extended system of regulation of railroads will be inaugurated, and should duties

of this

or-

bill,

Senate

be given a

shippers'

Regulation

and careful trial should private ownership under

lation

experts

with

These the

the

mittees were almost invariably traffic

connected

form

will

through which (his formation will flow to the public. ;ii will render their most cordia service in helping to solve these prob lems. This situation should bring about a new era in transportation, in which the public shall be made to feel that it is no longer excluded as tile, but is taken into confidence as the friend and advocate of efficient transportation ser\'ice under the management of private owners.

tion

these

throughout the United States. Between July 1, 191S and November 30, 1919, 21,262 apIilications for freight rate authorities were acted upon, and 18,570 freight public

-

they

the

rate

i

eciuduit

many

railroad

:i'i

the future^

transportation.

gaiiizations

committees being equally divided between the earners and the public. This system, which has been in operation for over a year and a half, has effectively and latterly with reasonable promptness dealt with

on

sentation

II

an

transportation service at a reasonable cost, and are working in the riglit way. significant

to

shippi

to

probleui.s that inhere in

railroad

it

these

unnumbered railn'-

efficient

One of the most

find

keep them contemplated action in

vised as to solution

will

consult

to

dm

the cairiers

tliat

coming year

advantage

organizations

country.

that

is

It

the

trial

fair trial.

The duration

should not be less than

tranizations.

Eastern Wholesalers Coming to San Francisco Cleveland Chamber of Commerce Organizes Excursion From fifty to one huudred business men and their wives, residents of Cleveland,

Ohio,

are

Francisco

towai-d

the

to

xisit

San

latter part of view to inquiring into the possibility of enlarging trade with the Pacific Coast. The excursion is the "Forty-ninth Trade Excursion Campaign" of the

February with

a

Manufacturers

and

Wholesale

Mer-

chants Board of the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce. The tentative schedule jirorides for the arrival of the

party

in

San Francisco on Thursday.

February allow

for

ramento on Sunday. February 29th. In a letter to the San Frauciscf Chamber of Commerce, Clevelanc urges upon business men of this citj the necessity to arrange local alTairi

San Francisco mer chants and business houses might bi so that visits with

26th. a

This

three

schedule

days'

visit

will

here;

the party planning to leave for Sac-

arranged

during

in this city.

the

members'

staj

11

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

The Employer's Opportunity 'Pfforts of firms should be along lines which will establish a confident understanding between

-'-'

employer and employee (Editor's Note: This i the last of a serU s of articles upon the aabjec t of the Betterment of Indus rial Relations, by C. A. Day. Industrial Director of the San Front isco Chamber of Cornmerce. Mr. Day recently in eatigated various shop plans in eastern cities, and he has returned with a fund of facta that should be of practic 2I benefit to all those who ar e seriously seeking a solution of the industrial problems of today.)

TUFj

of articles which liave on tliis page (luring tlie past two montlis have been presr'iiled, not with the idea of offering a sohition of the complex problem of industrial relations, but in the hope that st'i'ies

aiJi-ieai'ed

employre-awakened interest in their

their study will stimulate local

ers to a

own employment problems and a mination

in-

dealing

fair

harmony

factory.

the joint

in

the

illustrating

some

iuid

rein

t

number of plans have been

.\

sented

to

and increased production

laliiiiiship

iitl

and

justice

employees, the

their

in

plants conditions which will

dividual insure

promote

to

deter-

of

the

always

it

necessary

that

that

is

business

it

works

good but

is

all

fails

frequently right

when

lamentably

there should be a division of profit.s or a provision for shop committees

when times are bad.

order to insure a contented working force. The competent, intelligent worker resents anything that savors of paternalism but responds readily to kindness and fair dealing. Not in-

that in accepting a share of the profits

in

frequently conditions most satisfactory to management and men are found in plants where jjrofit sharing and shop commiltees are unknown but where wise managerial policy has dictated the

payment

of

liberal

wages,

a

tins

The answer to shown

that the worker must be

is

he also assumes a portion of the re-

for keeping the business on a profit making basis. sponsibility

The supreme tion

is

of any organizasurvive periods it can

test

ability

its

to

Failing in this, of adversity. easily be productive of more

harm

than good.

Employers must take

the lead dur-

ing the period of evolution in indus-

ployment, a kindly interest in the welfare and comfort of the men, and a

which is now in progress throughout the civilized world, and wisdom will dictate that only such measures be taken as are based upon justice and calculated to result in a

schemes

in

Most

proved their worth or give promise of ultimate success. The actual failures are few and due in thetn

is

sharing, and the one most

urged,

reasonable assurance of continued em-

actual oiieration in other cities.

of

Nor

interfer-

sharing

organization

sh(>]3

pre-

cases to unwarranted from outside sources.

pi'actieability

profit

first

most eiU'C

liave

Notes

freedom from the petty persecutions often indulged in by overzealous foremen and superintendents. One of the main objections to profit

so

From

trial

relations

]iernianent benefit to industry.

the Industrial Department

Winchester Arms Company Recognizes Central Location of San Francisco

A

marked

portance great cific

of

testimonial

San

to

im-

selling

as

the

country.

Francisco

center of the Pafound in the decision of

distributing

Coast

is

the Winchester Repeating

Arms Com-

pany of New Haven, Connecticut, to make this city the Western headquarters for the sale and distribution of

new

tlieir

Shortly «;ir

\lriisions



1

of sporting goods. opening of the

the

to

the

meet the Government

At

arms and ammunition.

Company kept

the

in

of

parts

all

the

in

this

view the

is having wareThird and Townsend Streets, completed, and when this building is which will be in the very near future, a large stock of goods will be carried for export and for taking care of the Pacific Coast trade.

house

at

We are advised that the Manning, Maxwell and Moore, manufacturei's of railway and machinery tools and supplies,

with

offices

at

New

119 York,

West have 4042

Fortieth

connection with their well r-liililishcd line of firearms and amininiition, which has for years been a ^Ullulard in the markets of the world. Their plans have matured and at a

Smith, Booth and Usher, and will maintain at this address sales offices

meeting of the district representatives

motor

li'-

sold in

held in

arranged

New Haven to

last

establish

fall,

it

branches

plant

at

Folsom

and

.Tnnipcr

The Winchester Company

built for its special use a large

of utilizing their added iUties for the manufacture of a !i!ii' of cutlery and sporting goods to iliility

their

Streets.

Company made

their plant to

demand of

iiM-na.sed t

line

after

Winchester

the

agencies

the

leased

Street,

the

Fremont

entire

building

at

Street, formerly occupied

by

and warerooms. Kleiber and trucks,

Company, builders of have

was

Board of Public

and

to erect a

applied to the for a permit

Works

one-story brick addition to

The

International

Company,

of

Baltimore, Md., said to be the largest establisliment of its kind in the United

has opened

branch factory under the management of Mr. 0. A. 134 Sacramento Street. .Towett at The firm has secured a five year lease on the two-story and basement property and will commence to install machineiy within the next few days for manufacture of egg products the (powdered eggs), flavoring extracts and spice gi-inding. States,

a

This eonceni expects to commence about twelve factory

operations with

employees.

Mr. Jowett is an old time San Francisco man, having been a traveling salesman for a number of local and Eastern fii-ms.

The nearest similar business Francisco

is

at

Chicago.

to

San



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Protection of Alaskan Fisheries Important to Pacific Coast Board of Directors Gives Attention

Alaskan Needs

to

Alto Consider Reclamation Project for Northern California

THE

necessity

rapid fcmiiiuiii-

I'or

Alaska and the

between

ontion

outside world has been brought to

San Kraueiseo Chamber of Commerce by Hon. .James of

attention

the

the

representaterritorial VViekersham, It Congress from Alaska. tive in was pointed out that while there are the

at

iiresent

plants

Alaska,

in

two

that

jiorlant

time

wireless

three

it

very

is

more

communication requests enof a plan which will provide in Alaska for the establishment of a uniformed constabulary similar

at

to a certain extent to the constabulary

added, viz

One

at

Nushagak, and the other

Bethel on the

Kuskokwin

River.

The ordinary means of communicafrom these places is at the present time vei-y slow and irregular and

tion

it

is

felt

advantage

that considerable

merce.

be

im-

stations

.V h-ller Ir.un (iovernor Kiggs ol' Alaska to the Association of I'acihe Fisheries at Seattle, Wash., outlining the necessity for providing adequate protection for the fisheries of Alaska has been brought to the attention of the San Francisco Chamber of Com-

accrue not only to the residents of these places but to outsiders desiring to send messages in.

will

The Board of Directors, at its meeting Tuesday voted unanimously to endorse the establishment of wireless The plants at both of these places. Committee on Military Affairs is althis need of with the familiar ready and Honorable Julius Kahn, Chairman of the Committee is heartily

service

favor of an appropriation being made to provide for their immediate

This

doi-sement

of Pennsylvania or the Royal Northwest Mounted Police. This force would be federally controlled and ab-

removed from any territorial The annual main-

solutely

political influence.

tenance

of

the

force,

sufficient

to

care for the interests at stake, would

probably run in the neighborhood of $350,000 not counting the initial exjiense for equipment.

The

Board

Chamber merits the

of

the

to

the

and endorsed

as

enactment

the

legislation

Governor

by

advocated

Riggs as well suitable

of

request

the

number

Directors

consideration

of

gave

carry

to

out

of the

in

purposes ernor's

construction.

List

in

communication.

New Members Weekly

outlined

as

Gov-

the

Continue

the

develo).

County

in

lln

i

so

as

protection

better

afford

to

[•'

engaged in the transportatim of freight and commodities to porls vessels

in

this section.

The above request has been brouglil Congressman attention of the Clarence F. Lea and the Chamber h:i> to

its endorsemeni with the petition "I the Areata Chamber of Commerce ami the business men and citizens of tli' southern part of Del Norte County. The important object of the survey would be the construction of a protecting breakwater near the mouth of the Klamath River and certain other small improvements which, at a

asked

been

and

to

join

to

small

very benefit

and a The

give

in

would

cost,

materially

producers of this section

the

district rich in resources.

Board of Directors of the Chamber went on record as favoring

the

survey

To Come

as

above

outlined

atid

in the request.

In

Gives Idea of Importance of Belonging to Chamber Hannevig Shipping & Trading Co., Shipping and Trading, 904 American

216 Pine Street. Burgess Fitzpatrick Co., Contracting Engineers, 24 California Street. Cantrowith, A., Flour and Grain, c/o S. F. MUling Co., 8th and Hooper

California Street.

bers,

Streets.

Deacon, Inc. R. 0., Wholesale Lumber and Grain, 312 Mason Building. Fresno. Graphic Arts Engraving Co., Photo Engraving, 245 Mission Street. Gruetter, F. W., Shorthand Re-

Flood Building.

expedite

lo

comprising the Klamath Rivn section re(|uests have been made of tin Department War of the United Stairs to cause to be made a sur\ey anW estimate of cost of such improvemoiN to the Klamath River which :\v deemed necessary to improve the riM

will join

The Chamber has many new memberships added to its list since the last published, as follows: Allen Flour Company, Flour Job-

porter, 612

order

In

nient of the Del Norte district

Bank

National

Hart

Hill

Ship

Co.,

W.

Hibbitt,

Clerks,

Lawrence

E.,

.525

Ware-

Sacramento, Cal.

house Co.,

Levin

Building.

Lucas

Co.,

Importers

and

McKay

Co.,

D.

L.,

American

Investment SeNational Bank

Building.

&

Selenger

Insurance

Oil,

Selenger,

Ex-

Brokers,

Stilwell

&

H.

Staff, Inc.,

1312

Advertising,

Claus

L.,

Sales.

Spreekels

Building.

Manley, Warren, Marine Building.

Munn &

Mfrs. Coeoanut change Building.

Canned Goods, 369 Mills Building.

Exporters, 24 California Street.

curities,

National Rys. of Mexico, General Agency, S12 Russ Building. O'Loane Brothers, General Brokers, 311 California Street. Pacific Coeoanut Products Corp.,

Co.,

Hobart Building.

Importing,

Patent

502

Strong, Theodore P., Insurance, 58

Sutter Street.

Attorneys,

Webster

Co.,

Percy

E.,

Brokers, 333 Pine Street.

Insurance

!

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Increased Production Subject of

Passing in and Passing Out Ship Movements Reported by Chamber's

Marine Department In

their

Baltiiiiore-San

Kraiieiscn

Mail S. S. t'o. will have two sailings during the miinlh of Februan-, the Point Bonita on l'Vbniai7 6th and Point I.olios February '20th. Ports of call iuchulc t'ristobal, Balboa, Corinto, Acajulla. San Jose de Guatemala and San Pedro. The Point Adams leaves here Eastbound on February Kith takin;;freiglit for Puerto Colombia and Havana, in addition to above named

direct

the

service,

Pacific

ports.

D. Spreekels & Bros. Co. will despatch the Dutch Steamer Biutang on February lOtli for ports of Java, J.

Kobe and Yokohama,

calling at

8,944 tons

of kerosene to Shanghai last week by the Tanker Butisli Isles, loaded at

Punta

at

is

tons of

3,.300

dyewood to be delivered Steamer Rainier of

Havre. the Albers

in

Steamship Line leaves out from this port on February 8th for Mexican and Central American ports. W. R. Grace & Co. announce the future sailings in their South American service as follows: Steamer Santa Alicia leaves San Francisco late January-, Steamer Santa Inez loads at Paget Sound ports February 8tli and the Santa Rita February 29fh pro-

San

to

Standard

Company

Oil

li

importeil

Mexican cnide oil last Tampico by the Tanker

barrels

T.'i.OOO

week

2.51

from

Dillwyn.

Twenty-three cars of beans arrived by the S. P. Company on last Monday from the interior, which were loaded onto the Steamer Clausens fur

Hamburg.

&

Steamer

Talbot

loading

are

the

Lovejoy at their mill, Wash., "with 1,200,000 of lumber which is to be delivered

Port

II.

B.

I.udlow,

feet

here.

Martinez plant. Ship James Rolph Arenas, C. R., loading

ceeding

for

Pojie

Compauy shipped

Shell

West Inskip on Febniai-y Manila, Hongkong, etc.

the

carry-

ing freight only.

Study

The sailing of Pacific Mail Steamer .Newport for Cristobal and way ports has been postponed from February lOtb to Uth. The freigliter Wes"t Xiger will sail on February ISth and

Francisco

to

finisli

loailiii-

Employment Heads Meet Together indnslrial

two sailings

i.l'

Ihe

Admiral

February

and the Curacao Feb-

1st

Oceanic Steamship Company's sailing from here are booked for February 17th and March 16th. Steamers of this line stop at Honolulu and Pago Pago, enroute to the Antipodes. ruai-y 27th.

Maritime week show

statistics

there

that

three steamers on the

compiled last are twenty-

way from Hong-

kong, China, to San Francisco, totaling 9!1,Rri7 net tons, an average of 4.:!40 tuns to (he ves-el.

tln'ough

relations

bet-

be

will

the

aim of a training program which is being announced by the Pacific Coast Biweau of Employment Research. A small group of men and women, principally executives from industrial plants, are to be brought together for an intensive study of personnel management problems. The training prograni will lie under the direction of Dr. Roy Willmarth Kelly, formerly in charge of government and part times courses in em-

management at Harvard and now director of per-

|iloyment I'niversity

for Roos Bros, five stores.

soiniel

Kelly will be assisted by the Bureau's staff of employ-

Dr.

Xext

Line Steamers for Mexicn and Central American ports, are Steamer Senator

production

Increased ter

to

liesearch

ment

and

industrial

spe-

relations

by professors from the departments of Economics and ApI'niplied Psychology of Stanford versity and the University of Calialso

cialisls,

fornia.

Local employment managers, superand other executives will by discussing their problems with members of the group, and by intendents,

assist

opening their plants for inspection. The series will consist of 40 meetings on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons, beginning February 11th, and continuing to June 26th. Full

particulars

may

be

Hnrean

regarding

by

secured at

4.55

the

class

addressing

Flood Building.

the

.

Warning Do Not Give Money

to Solicitors

Business

Without

Consulting Chamber's Records Members tlie

who

are notified to be on

lookout for a yonng. woman, is

soliciting

funds for the

Florence Critlenton Home.

unman lurs

is

mdcnown

of the

This

to the direc-

Home and

has

no

juthority to collect funds.

Meudiers are re(|uested njcdiately

notify

appear.

Any member who the

iributed

to

•January

1st,

notify .1..

to ini-

Charities

Committee should

l".ndi)rsement >lie

the

this

nation.

is

has

Home,

consince

requested

committee

of

to

such

The

The authorized

representative

of the Florence Crittenton Home carries one of our blue "Solici-

Approval Cards," which should be asked for, when a donation is being sought. tor's

In

addition

to

Endorsed

|..ist

of

tions"

ALWAYS

toi-

consulting the

Organizaask the solieiapproval

to exhibit the blue

caid issued to solicitors for endinsed agencies.

Our Department Endorsement.





Charities

Our Phone Kearny 112. Information Your Ser\ice and Advice.



Alljcrlo

California lain

Wants

P.an-ios

Comiiaiiy, 24 is desiring to obconnections in the prin-

Street,

reliable

cities of the United States for handling of rice, beans, peanuts,

cijial

the

vegetable

Califoniia canned and camied salmon and sar-

oils,

dried

fniits,

dines,

food ijroduets and chemicals.

R. C. Bishop,

Room

.317,

149 Cali-

fornia Street, desires to represent

San

Francisco business houses throughout the Pacific Coast territory in anv marketable lines.

John C. Siegfried & Co., 208 MarStreet, San Francisco, is in the to dispose of imported Dutch herrings jiacked in baiTels and kegs.

ket

market

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

The Customs

Service

T

hird insUillment outlining numerous formed by Collector of Customs and

Moneys Division TliK connts, or Fiscal Division, fioni

i-ecfivfil lliis

cuslonis

all

all

dislonis sources

(lislricl.

The made

liaii-

in

all col-

as well as

re-

ceived for the Public Health Service, Coast (!uard and other divisions of the Treasun- Department.

The disbursements of are handled by

district

and

addition to the

in

of

I'oree

the

19

customs division

many customs

include

ilisbui-sements,

this this

operating

the

buildings

public

in

and Nevada, the Coast Guard Sennce, including officei-s on special duty, all coast guard nortlicni

California

this

stations in

district,

with a force

men, and all Coast (iuarJ cuttei-s that might be stationed in and around San Francisco Bay; quarantine service. Angel Presidio, Island, (this including the tug Argonaut), the Immigration Hospital, Angel Island, and the activities of the the United States Marine Hospital, the Public Health Service, which includes the base hospital at Palo Alto, Public Health Senice for the prevention of the spread of epidemic diseases, and various other appropriations and accounts of the Treasury Department. about

of

230

The

duties of the Sui-veyor are the superintending and directing of all

weighers,

inspectors,

and

customs

guards

designated

to

them.

assist

A

gangers,

laborers

daily report

is

made

to the

Col-

lector of the arrival of vessels, speci-

fying names, classes, masters' names,

whence

arrived,

whether laden or in

The

nationality

and

ballast.

Surveyor causes

such

vessels

be boai-ded, their manifests compared and certified and immediately

in

forwarded

to

the

Collector,

their

mustered and compared with crew-lists previously certified by the U. S. Shipping Commissioner before departure to foreign ports, their cargo spaces and store rooms sealed, their steerage passenger spaces examined to detei*mine whether the ventilation is adequate and if the space provided is

has

recently

I

a

t

condition,

and

through samples taken, standard both as to

if is

up

to

(|uality

Animal

the

and

The Surveyor also supervises the and delivery of foreign cargoes through inspectoi-s, weighers and gangers, ascertaining the proof, and kinds of distilled quantities discharge

and

merchandise subweight of merchandise subject to specific rates of duty, and the examination of packages to determine whether the goods imported correspond with the landing permits issued by the Collector. oils

spirits,

gauge,

to

He

causes

all

the

passengers'

baggage to

be examined and all mail matter to be immediately sent to the Post Office.

He

superintends the lading of mer-

chandise entered and permitted by the Collector for export or for benefit

drawback, reporting as to their agreement with the entries made. of

The Surveyor sees to it that all packages designated by the Collector to be sent to Appraiser's Stores for examination and appraisement of contents for the purpose of arriving at values for tariff purposes are transferred under customs supervision.

He

causes

be delivered to impackages as agree in

to

such marks, numbers, and description of quantity and character of contents with the landing permits issued by porters

the Collector.

ed in

supervises the transfer to bond-

warehouses or for transportation bond on bonded articles of all mer-

chandise causes

all

or permitted; packages not permitted or

so

entered

^^

sent

i

i

Industry,

De-

Horticultural

Public Health Senice in seeing that the regulations of these various departments are caiTJed out.

He

charged

is

with

measure-

the

ment of American vessels for registry and of foreign vessels when their tonnage differs from that which would from a measurement under result American rules, issuing certificates to same upon which tonnage dues are assessed.

He is also charged with the detection of acts of smuggling, the search of vessels for conti'aband, the boarding of vessels in the coasting trade to guard against evasion of marine and revenue laws, and the examination of equipment of vessels to see that the regulations under the authority of the Steamboat Inspection Service are canied

out.

This office supervise the lading of for foreign ports to guard against violations of the neutrality of the United States in the matter of the exportation of arms and munitions of war unlawfully. vessels

He cooperates with the Public Health Senice in the matter of proper safeguards on vessels against the transmission of infectious disfrom

eases

He

vessels to shore.

also causes to be

examined and

viseed all passports of persons about

depart

from

pei-mitting

them

to

well

as

the to

identification

seamen by the

counti-y

board

before

vessels,

as

cards issued to

Collector,

in

order to

prevent the departure of unauthorized persons.

He

searches

issued

He

be

to

partment and

1

quantity.

ject

permits

(luards are placed by this office '>i hoard vessels to prevent the unlawful landing of merchandise and unauthorized persons, cooperating with the Inmiigration Service, the Bureau of

food,

the

landing

lie

bonded unclaimed warehouses.

accordance with law and kept in a

sanitarj'

to

crews, if vessels of the United States,

i

the Ac tivities ive have given part of the story of the Customs Service and we are, this week, the comprehensive continu ng descript ion of th e duties and the which this important service Governinental office can render.

I

Miseellaneons collections are also

Ckambei

poli cy to print in various issues o F the Activities informative artic es of public interest. In the ia st two issues of

moneys

umlur lie Department of Commerce and the Department of Labor. lei'lioiis

his staff

those not agreeing in description

Ac-

an
.)f

the colleotion of

ilk's

services pe

suit

premises on

by proper authority

of

contraband

the revenue laws, seizing

goods

warrants

in the

pur-

and violators of

making

unlawfully

arrests

and

introduced,

reporting his actions to the Collector.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

News

Foreign Trade

T the of "Norwegian UNDER and 'American title

Bluff' " the

Trade

of the Norwegianof Commerce calls

official bulletin

American Chamber attention

complaints which reg:istered with their orcertain

to

been

have

American

against

ganization

methods. The particular are

which

accusations similar

are

olfered

l)usiness

character

in

from other countries, apparently the whole blame lies

to those received aiul

upon a certain

class of

whereas

business world,

the

apparently

an

a shoestring

wit out

backing

operating

outfit

is

upon

its

are interested in relations with his conntiy communicate with him, as he .states that he will be glad to do anything that he can to assist them in their trade efforts with Brazil. All

be

This condition unfortunately

disrepute practically all reliable American business hoxises that may

have opportunity to deal with a foreign buyer who has not been properly taken care of.

Commerce advises that they stand ready to aid in the formation of business connections on both sides of the ocean in the hope that better conditions and gT'eater trade between Norof

way and America may be

built

up.

I New Manager Named

for

Rice Association Manager,

Milling

Carl

Wallerstedt.

E.

United

Division,

Administration,

San

Consul-

Sweden for San Francisco

reports that there

is

considerable cargo

space available on coal transports retimiing from Sweden to the United States. These transports are em|jliiyed in can-ying coal from America fulfill

As

there

is

available

in

cral

wnuhl

deal of iron

a great

ore

Sweden, the Consnl-tJcnlike

to

get

in

touch

San Francisco Chamber of Comappointed

Secretary

and General Manager of the Rice Asof

Micialion

March

Bishop,

R.

I..



I'd

>f

effective

California,

1920.

1,

the Rice in

the

present

Secre-

Association has re-

order to devote his entire

to the firm of Bishop and Bahler, ii

il'fii-

managers

are

with

the

as

Ilcrnhh'd

mcirial

tlic

event

lilicralioii.

the

fair

be

w'\\\

first

held

com-

great

first

liclgiinii

in

siiu'e

it-

annual connnercial

from

Brussels

in

The American-

A]uil 4

to

Belgian

Chandler of Commerce with

21, 1920.

at

Brussels

i-arryiug

is

and

forwarding

aggressive campaign

an

ccunincrcial

United

may

repre.seiitations

States.

living

licuu

Interested

rcsloring

l'hili|,pines.

III,'

Cable

lins

JK-eii

normal

China,

route Dlllch

the

lo

and available points be-

\"hnliviislok

the

the

and Die Pacific route

Indies

yoiiil.

fnnii

Trade DepartiiK'nt.

The Guaiii-Manih)

KnsI

tlic

lucmbci-s

obtain further infoniiatioii

the Foreign

In

to

Postal Tclpgra|.h

Co.

Calilo

with

Foreign Trade Opportunities ill

touch

with

Firm

wi.shes to

lie

exporters of woolen

and cotton goods, paper; also with importers of sesame, .senna and gum arable. 3500 Madras. India. Firm would like to he put in touch with manufacturers and exporters of piece goods and yarn, paints and varnishes, paper and card-



commercial relations. 3501 Sagua la Grande, Cuba. Agent in Sagua la Grande, Cuba, wishes to secure an agency for the sale of groceries in Cuba. References. Shanghai firm 3.502— New York. N. Y. is in the market for second-hand cotton spinning machinery for a complete plant: also interested in worsted machinery. De-

has been

connnnnicate

Swedish Consul.

ivpaired.

and i)rivate interests in •Sweden, and because of cargo shoHage are sailing to America in ballast.

South Pacific Millers' Association

and The Green Coffee Association of

niei-ce,

this

members

Interested

to

rci|uesle(i

large contracts by the Gov-

board, electrical goods, stationery, hardware, etc., with a view to establishing

the

inducement.

ernment

finncisco and at present Secretary of till'

imjioi'ling

in

said that the freight

is

be so low as to be a great

will

r'ales

It

headquarters

3r.l9—(.'iiiro. EK.vpt,

Mason, formerly Division

Food

Consul al address, 110 Sutthe

inlcre>lcd

firms

commodity.

Mil

Mr.

j)Ut

C.

connection

this to

ter Street.

to

Chamber

Nonvegian-American

Koliert

in

directed

Getu>ral of

places

in

Stales

inquiries

San Francisco

his

promises or

contracts.

Tile

The Fcjrcign Trade Department of San Francisco Chamber of Commerce has just been advised by Victor da Cunha, Consul of Brazil, that he is leaving for his country February Till. He is very desirous of having any San Francisco business men wlm

should



m

sulficieni financial

can-y out

to

it



the

merchant who

represents his firm as one of standing 'in



he J^orwegian Market Brazilian Consul Offers Assist' ance Commercial Fair Belgium Guam Cable.



tails

on

file

this office.



3503 Berlin. Germany. Firm wishes to be placed in touch with San Francisco firms desiring representation in Germany. Party 3504 Ancon, C. Z., Panama. wishes to be placed in touch with reliable dealers in unpolished rice and other products of Panama. Postcard pub3505 London, England. lishers of London, England, desire to get in touch with dealers in this city.





3506—Cairo. Egj'pt. Firm In Cairo wishes to be put in touch with exporters of California fruit.

.i.-.ii?— Hi.vana. Cuba. Finn ill Ha^ wLshes lo get in touch with manufactu and exporters desiring representatioi Cuba.

—Laredo.

3508

market

for

Texas. Firm is sardines in oil, 314

round keyless ment.

tins,

for

the

in

ounce immediate ship-



3509 Paris, France. French woman wishes to secure the agency for the sale

of

American made typewriters,

furs,

li-

brary editions de luxe, glassware, draperies, clocks, furniture, electrical goods, ill France.



3510 Manchester, P.ngland. Producers of high grade steel manufactures desire to get in touch with firms who would be willing to finance their own stocks in return for an exclusive selling agency. :t.-.n— San

wi.shes

to

Francisco. Cal. get in touch

British

Arm

with a suitable

and trustworthy agent for the sale of ready-made suits for men, youths and hoys. Willing to send shipments for sale on consignment.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Weekly

California

Your Employment Needs and

Review

the Placement Bureau

Commercial and Industrial News Throughout State

DISCHARGED SOLDIERS AND

lius

SAILORS

The following

ilems, gathered together by the Industrial News Bureau, located at 58 Sutter Street, San Francisco, are submitted merely to indicate the development in all sections of the Inquiries regarding particular State. should be addressed to the items Chamber of Commerce, or other commercial organization or to the city authorities in the town in question.

siM'clally iiiul wholesale 25 years old, well educated. years In general office work and

Klve «orre»i)ondence. 39S Aviation officer desires position as salesman; best of references. I'Jx-army officer, thorouRhly expe.tyy litnc'fd in cost accounting, desires connection with manufacturing or construcion concern. Understands unit costs,

— —

I

irraphtc costs, etc. 400 Young man desires general clerical work: S years' experience in safe deposit;

plans fur 1020

l.uil
of more

cxpeiHliturcs

lliaii

Co. to

Merced

—Yosemite

record

liriiigs

Colony

price

of

fig

land

per

$2,000

acre.



Mendocino Elk mill resumes operations. Greenwood Creek establishins new construction camp.

Mare

I.sland

— Govennnent



appro-





San Leandro

oil dp|)ol.

language.

ill

— State

University

.Vinerica with registration

largest

Harbara— Kinr-on

Creek disundergoing oil boom, options for rights on 1,000 acres taken up.

trict oil

C'oalinga

chases

— Associated

800

acres

oil

Oil

lands

Co.

for

pur-

— Constniction

highway between El Portal and Yosemite National Park to be nished. of

Van Xuys makes building record

Highland— Gold Buckle and HighOrange Associations



consolidate.

Santa Paula New bungalow court nf 17 liomes under constniction.

Costa County to motion picture plant

May

San Francisco

Panama

offers services for per

— Expert

accountant and sys tenia thoroughly familiar with income with firm who can advancement. Present position one of trust, involving use of sound financial judgment. 1569

lizer,

—Thorough,

1570

efficient

office

man

with executive ability and capable of taking full charge, would like to assowith established business firm

ciate

where services and capital up to

$15,000

SPECIAL NOTICE

—New

Standard— Standard new $300,000

erectina:

England Mari-

Luniher

— (^onstrnction of Dehli's

tablishment

Sonora (iIKMicd

work for

es-

colony

soldier

— Old

nil.

thorouii-lily

I

The Seventh

City in

That San Fr; of tlie big final of the largest cities At the close of business of 191S San Fi besides making a gain of practically two billion dollar; million dollars. " This gives San Francisco seventh pla '

Ana—100

Santa

new

be redeveloped. to

field at

barrel

nil

well

Newport.



Weaverville Big Creek Mining to operations on Hayfork Valley

start

pro]ierly.

Francis<*o

— Loading

largest

bean shipment ever leaving port conCrocker Kstate Co. j^ays $200,000 for 25 feet

sisting of 13.500,000 pounds.

Tor addition to building.

Victorville

Hope Mine

Deer plaivt



February.

in

at

to

Jefferson Initial shipment of 3,500 sugar beets made from Beetland ami Jefferson districts.

San



Fresno Fresno County raisin crop bring growers $33,000,000.

men

7.000 acres local land to rice.

struck in



Mine .

f(U!S

Co.

mill.

—Boitana — Corcoran

Groveland

Flat to erect mill.

flauford

Riverside Ships 99 ears oranges in week, ontimt from district to date 426 cars.

to start

of gums, import of chemicals from Cerinanv. Belgium. England; knowledgre of Pacific O'oast consumption of chemicals. State experience, salary, references.

1st.

Canal.

Merced

V.niK expenditures total .$447,98o.

land

start

to

time (\)rporation to establish steamship service to Boston May 1st via

to in

—Accountant

tax, wishes position offer opportunity for

— Contra

$5,000,000

$2,-

500,000.

Merced

work

of 2S.799

students. Sniila

chemical engineer; 12 experience as inspector of the

Martinez jret

Berkeley

— Russian

years'

Canning Co. plant employing 200

men.

'



1.tG5 Thoroughly competent accountant and bookkeeper: long experience, capable corresponden t in Spanish and English

—Nielson

to erect .IJIOO.OOO

i

practice of general constructive, an accounting, auditing and sy,*tematizing. Cost systems and Feder.*

prcferMbly years' ex-

can assist salesman.

l.^tl3 Kxperionced office man with public accounting experience desires position as office manager and cashier or position No in keeping for man of experience. objection to leaving city. 1564 Young man 27 years of age with nine years' business experience would like to get in touch with California concern needing a representative in New York.

15fifi

priates .$400,000 to construct

156S in

Mnd Keneral office assistant, with automobile concern. Ten perience general office work; on books. Kxperience also as

Massachusetts Insilluu- of Tc-



alytical

work. Position as teniiiorary stenographi-r

GENERAL APPLICATIONS

Atwater— Siil>|ilv & TraiiafiT new building.

the

well.



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lonslniot

at

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nology, Boston. Speaks Russian. ICngli (ierman, French. Polish and Lettish. 1567 Emplbyment manager wants plac IJkes that work first for its own saki and secondlj' because it pays to do

pay

clerical

of the Uu.ssian Artill^

Commission in IJ. S. A. and the Ameri' Commission of the All Russian Zomst^ and Cities Union; specialized In ore (\i sing, assaying and mining ongineci

some shipping experience, stock work and -KU

Sacrninontn re|iresent

drugs and other mercb;M

nicals,

ex-member


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Industrial

and Governmental Metropolis of the Paci6c Coast

Every Friday

Are You Aiding

aJcti vities

February

6,

Number 6

1920

Growth?

City's

San Francisco hinges on Volunteer V\/or\ of to Chamber sets example President McBean appeals to Members to relieve burden on few.

)rogres5 of

Citizens

I

— Letter



READ THIS LETrER

Fellow Menihers: Please read the letter on this

page.

that,

universal,

mean great Chamber, city,

San Francisco, California.

would the

for

things

great things for the

like

in

letters,

are

terms,

Chamber and

needed by the by the city.

YOU

Do ities

and are

that

/((•/

you

YOU

willing to

do your share of the mental

and physical work? feel as

why

you

not flood the

Chamber with

Why

not

willing to aid arise

If

the writer of this let-

ter does,

similar offers?

list

yourself

when

as

questions

on which you specialize

Then we can when

of

necessary.

call

?

on jou

metropolis.

this

Have just been reading on the front page of Commerce Activities your message to Fellow Members entitled "Buck up for 1920."

cern of

the

drop you

this little note

simply

to let

you

we are with you and if there is we can do we are at your beck and call. We have made good use of the various departments of the Chamber of Commerce know

that

anything

from time

are a part of the City's activ-

volunteers

city's position in

I

More

Coast.

couched

need

Dear Mr. McBean:

great things for the Pa-

cific

\Vc

carry on the great civic

breathes a spirit

It

more

if

Mr. Jtholl McBcan, President, San Francisco Chamber of Comnnrce,

to

time.

We

have been glad

to

respond by contributing money when called upon, but we never have been called upon to any extent for personal service. Therefore I want you to know that if I can be of any personal assistance to you or your associates in connection with the Chamber of Commerce activities, I will be very glad indeed to serve you in anv capacity that you think I am capa-

to

work

Your

the United

States should not be the con-

but

It

unjust to

is

few men all

few willing

a

but your concern.

workers,

ask only

to carry the

a

burden

the time.

Let

from

me my

repeat the passage

1920 message that

resulted in this letter

"Don't forget, when you are asked to give your time,

your energy or your money for the public good, that your

own

business

and prosper

cannot

unless

grow

San Fran-

ble of serving.

We

like to feel that we are a part of the City's activities and are willing to do our share

of the

mental and physical work. Yours very trulv, (Signed) F. E. BOYD. Manager Small Motor Dept.

risco

grows and prospers."

WHAT DO YOU SAY? [Signed]

ATHOLL McBEAN President.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Do You

Applications for

Protect Yourself?

Membership Pour in

Deal with Charities Agent Only Urges Endorsement Committee

Under tlii-rt-

caption

tlu-

"WARNING,"

appi-art'd In Activities last

week

rcRarding an unauthorized person solicitinj; funds in the name ot one ot the endorsed agencies. Members are requested to note notice

a

that solicitors for charitable agencies endorsed by the Chamber of Com-

merce are provided with a numbered card known as "Solicitor's Approval Card."

This card

issued

is

only

to

the

representative of an endorsed agency. The card is numbered and shows the

date of issue, date of expiration, name of solicitor, name of organization represented and signature of the solicitor.

The seal of the Chamber is impressed on the card, which is countersigned by the Charities Endorsement register is kept in the Department.

A

cards issued and a specimen signature of the solicitor. card date expires the At the time

Chamber

this

of

all

department

notifies the

"COFFEE

agency on

coffee importer and jobber, recently has purchased a site at US California street and will G. Amsinck erect an office building there. Company, colTee importers, are now located in new quarters at 60 California street and Leon Israel & Bros., coffee importers, are in their new home at 160 California street. Recently Ruffner. McDowell & Burch established a coffee brokers' office at 153 California street, and Lilienthal, Levy & Company has opened an office at 25 California street. These recent moves, together with the coffee

&

importers, jobbers and brokers now located on San Francisco's famous street, will give the lower end of that busv thoroughfare the Coast's well deserved title of the Pacific "Coffee Row."

FIRST

the

of

solicitor,

'I'liis

THROUGH TRAIN

Eight Pullman cars, including an observation car, two restaurant cars, one club car and a baggage car, comprise the special train carrying American businessmen to the Mexican trade convention to be held in Mexico City February 10-16.

expiration,

re-

against the exploiter, protects the solicitor through this method of identification, and protects vou against the

unauthorized, unidentified scrupulous faker.



Bur less

and

un-

is

DEMAND THE PRODUCTION OF THE SOLICITOR'S APPROVAL CARD WHEN ASKED TO CONTRIBUTE TO AN ENDORSED AGENCY. Five minutes spent in calling Kearny 112, asking for the Charities Endorsement Department, and obtaining information relative to appeals, may Many cases save you much money. .ire known where neglect in using the services of this department caused a loss which figured out at the rate of two hundred dollars per minute.

—Nogales, Arizona. touch with be put

to

in

nth.

BUY SHOES BY TON!

like

dealers in crude

and

refined sulphur.



Hoba

establish an agency in Asiatic Turkey for the sale of clothing, novelties, food products, to

hardware and other manufactured goods.

Also

wishes to get in touch with importers of hazelnuts, walnuts, hides, tobaccos, beans, etc. 3 516 San Francisco. Gentleman leaving



FOREIGN TRADE OPPORTUNITIES

Hotel Granada. 1000 Sutter. Co, Lumber Manufactur-

"

W.. Paper. 606 Robt.

J

Dollar Bldg.

.

Wrecking

of Buildings. 417 Market. Copeland. Dr. E. C.. Farmer (Rice). Chico. Davison, Burleigh. Advertising, 40S Call

Bldg.

Dowd Sales Co.. The Chas. Representatives. 320 Market.

Factory

A..

Flynn. L. J.. Pac. Coast Mgr Export American Industries, 405 New Call Bldg. Hoedemaker. Sidney. Bethlehem Restaurants and Stores, 870 Ilhnois. Hubbard, E, L,. Mgr, Apple Van Raalte .

24 California. International Co., The, Egg Products, Bakand Confectioners' Sundries, 134 Sacra-

Co., ers'

Kenyon

&

Hurlbutt.

Broke

617

s,

Mont-

gomery.

mpon Lewis, Broker, 21 1 Alaska Con mercu Lipton, Inc., Thomas J-. T Cocoa Pla Iters. 561 Miss Co.,

and Bldg a.

Coffee and

[mpori ers

and

Exporters, 417 Market.

and _:ific Rice Mills, 160 Sansome. PadiUa, Jose Trinidad, Import and Export. 369 Pine. Pathfinder Aerial. Inc.. Aeronautical. 402

Humboldt Bank Bldg Rath Co Howard C. Investment Amen can National Bank Bldg.

Securities

1019

Stevens & Jose. Accountants and Auditors 973 Monad nock Bldg. Trans O eanic Co Ship's Agents 324 San.

France. Will travel headquarters at Paris. 3517— San Francisco. Meat canning manufacturer wishes to get in touch with importing concerns in South America, Orient and Europe, or exporters doing business in above

Waterma n,

in

handling any

line

;

mentioned places. 3518- Galata. Turkey.

Firm wishes to be put in touch with exporters desiring to establish connections in Turkey, for the sale of manufactured products. Would like to receive catalogues, price lists and samples. 3519 La Serena. Chile. Owner of large ranch desires to get in touch with dealers in farming implements, seeds, gasoline and motor



supplies.

record, according to a statement issued today by the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic ExCommerce. Department of Commerce. ports for 1919 totaled $7,922,000,000. as compared with $6,149,000,000. while imports were valued at $3,904,000,000. against $3,031,000,000 in 1918.

U.

OF

C.

University

of California. The classes meet in E. A. Kincaid, lecturer. 237. Merchants Exchange Building. ved 140 Kearny Regis' of

the



in

of the Extension Division by Walker The L. Trammel! of the Southern Pacific. course will last 40 weeks and will be held at 1337 Sutter, near Van Ness.

W.

Gr lin.

H..

Bea ns.

Bags

255 Califo

Western

States

Life

Co.

In

Life

995 Market.

New

Hearing Date

Because February 12, scheduled for hearings upon Tentative Rules and Regulations for Wool Warehouses under the United States warehouse Act, falls on a legal holiday, the hearings will be held February 13. For the benefit of those who may not be informed in time, representatives of the Bureau of Markets, U. S.

Department of Agriculture, will he available at the place of the hearings. 1131 Merchants Exchange, San Franon the 1 2th of Feb-

cisco, California,

ruary to hear any who be heard at that time.

may

desire *o

HE SEEKS AGENCIES

CLASSES

A course of lectures on money and banking and the Prmciples of Investments began Monday evening under direction of the Extension Di^•ision

3512 Colombo, Ceylon. General merchants Ceylon desire to get in touch with exporters of tweeds and all other cotton goods. 3513— Vancouver. B. C. Commission merchant in Vancouver would like to be put in touch with exporters of canned fruits.

C

Bldg Paper Co..

CaUfornia & Italian Products Co.. Imports and Exports. Mills Bldg. Moving and Contracting Engineers Co

1

of shoes.

for

been

_

3515 Trebizonde. Asiatic Turkey. Firm wishes to get in touch with exporters desiring

That's the way they are Shoes by the ton buying them in the devastated areas of Bel-

The Belgians need not only tons

Chamber have

Man H ng Cheung &

Firm would

This announcement was made by the AmerExpress Company, which is operating

the

in the

received as follows: American Agencies, The. Purchasing Agents, 160 Sansome. Borden. E. ~

is:

more applications

'l"Heiit\-si\

membership

not perfect un-

vou do vour part, and that

to

Chamber

"

the system

ican

Besides its palatial equipment, the train has the distinction of being the first through from .\ew York to Mexico City since 1909. The excursion left New York last night and The arrives at the Mexican capital Tuesday. delegates will remain there until the night of

Twenty-six More Apply

sjstem protects the agencies

351'!

&

1

tlie

issued, also

ijuesting return of the card.

ROW

Company, C. E. Bickford coffee brokers, will move into their new buildLeon Lewin, ing at 20j California street. About April

whose behalf the card was

Clifton Ford, who financial writer

for

the

past

year

haj

on a local daily, has and will return to Australia early March. Ford is well known in the financial district and his departure will be regretted by a host An American by birth, he has of friends.

been

resigned in

extensively in Australia, New Zealand and the Orient. He is anxious to represent American interAny communications adests in Australia. dressed care of the Chamber of Commerce As a writer on foreign trade. will reach him. a soldier and business representative, he is known tliroughout Australasia. travelled

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Roads Urged

Fair Profits for

R "T X TE cannot ^y/ railroads

concede that the should be made

the occasion of the estabh'siiment of state sociah'sm, depriving energy, thrift and management of its proper incentive and extending its paralyzing hand to other forms of busi-

ness in the United States."

Thus manager

does Robert of the

attitude of the

sura up the

Chamber toward

the

Congress over legislation proto apply to the railroads on

fight in

posed

their return to private ownership.

Mr. Lynch has

just returned

Washington, where he was

in

from close

with prer nt railroad legislation. A delegation of San Franciscans consisting of John S. Drum, Herbert Fleishhacker, Chas. H. Bentley, Frederick J. Koster and Mr. Lynch urged upon the Railway Conference Committee and the California delegation in Congress, the tremendous interest which San Francisco and the Pacific Coast has in the passage of proper constructive remedial legislatouch

tion before the return of the railroads

owners.

to their

New

Goes

\ arious cities in this state, follow-

the local Chamber, delegations to visit

ing the lead of

have

organized

Washington on

a similar mission and join in the country-wide protest from .business organizations which demands immediate legislation which will conform to sound business and economic principles. Following a meeting upon the return of Messrs. Drum and Lynch, a delegation of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

go to the national with other bodies in this request. Thursday morning, the following party left San Francisco: W. T. Smith, Scovell Smith, Allen G. Wright, B. F. Henderson and Geo. Van Smith. Pacific

Chamber

interest than other sections of the country in the matter of proper remedial

legislation

of

the

Mr. Lynch stated that Commerce represen-

of

on the principle that the roads should be returned with constructive legislation and that the vital principle

roads,"

Mr.

Lynch said yesterday. "Our commerce has to move over wide areas and consists largely of perishable products, and our commercial success upon an adequate and is dependent

to be preserved

the

is

allowance of adequate rates to produce a revenue which will enable the roads to establish themselves upon a sound basis, earn money upon their investment, give adequate service and necessary capital. In other words, he points out, the railroads are like any other business and, under proper regulations, should be permitted to receive rewards proportionate attract

to the service rendered.

From the

the viewpoint of business in

United

States,

Mr. Lynch

says,

present situation in Congress is extremely critical with the conferees of the House and Senate disagreeing on the following issues: the

Whether

earnings of the roads shall be limited to 5'/2% or whether fair rates shall be made to produce an adequate revenue, sufficient to give proper service and attract capital for repairs and extenthe

sions.

of manageinents demand-

invested

new

a

in

transportation

board with special functions over the present commission.

Whether

there should be

of earnings above a fixed percentage or whether such earnings should be returned by those roads which by virtue of good management

diffusion

and economy are able standard

to earn,

rates, a greater

Third:

Whether

Bureau Report

Traffic

The

Senate conferees on the railroad bill, January 26, submitted a substitute rule of rate-making to take the place of that in the Senate bill, but Senator Cummins would not divulge the effect of it. This was

compromise for the rule which the House conferees have

offered as a

for

been contending. "I believe we are farther apart than Senator Cummins in response to a question as to chances of reaching an agreement on the rateever," said

making

section.

Representatives of five of the largest farm organizations in the United States International Farmers' Congress, American Federation of Farm Bureaus, National Grange, National



r^armcrs' Congress and National Farmers' Union met January 29 in AVashington to counteract the campaign carried on by organizations claiming to speak for farmers as to railroad legislation, urging extension



of federal control.

named stand

The

organizations

for the speedy return of

the roads to private control.

Resolutions adopted by the Northwestern Lumbermen's Association rel-

Labor Problem an Issue Second:

to

Coast has even greater

thrift

delegation to Ji,ational Caj^ital

Favor Fair Rates Continuing, the

upon

income.

ative to railroad legislation were reThe ceived by Esch January 28. association favored return of the railroads to private control under regula-

tion by the

Commission

;

preservation

of the rights of state commissions over local

and

intrastate

matters

;

that

be

freight rates be adequate as well as

prohibited or whether some principle

just and reasonable; that provision be

capital to co-operate

"The

San Francisco

We

to

was appointed

ed by

economic railroad service. must not strangle our arteries of commerce by inadequate transportation."

First:

Dvlegiiti'in

eward for energy and

tatives stood squarely

Newton Lynch,

Chamber,

55

of

conciliation

strikes shall

recognizing

labor organizations shall

present

be adopted

in the settlement of labor disputes.

Fourth:

Whether

the ro.ads shall

be compelled to consolidate in certain

made

for pooling of freight

equipment

and joint use of terminals; that the Commission have complete control over distribution of equipment; that strikes be prevented, and that nothing

shall be left free to consolidate volun-

than the McCormick plan of preventing strikes during arbitration and

tarily.

sixty days after the final

arbitrary

Fifth:

regulation

districts

Whether and

or

whether

they

the machinery of

government

relation

shall be the enlarged functions of the

Interstate

Commerce Commission

or

less

be acceptable. (i

award would

Opposition to Section

of the Senate hill,

compulsory con-

solidation and creation of a transportation board,

was expressed.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

56

«AN FRANCISCO Chamber

of

Activities, entired as second-class matter January 7, 1915, at the March 3, 1879. Subscription price, Fifty Cents per

Commerce

Post Office at San Francisco, California, under the act of Published weekly by the San Francisco year.

i

Chamber

For What

You Want

lo

of

Know

Commerce. KEARNY

Call

112

.

24 Miles of Piers on Bay Inventory of Harbor Facilities Shows Greatness of ' San Francisco

VERY thorough been

in

search

investigation has

by

progress

Re-

the

Department which has

made

resulted in an inventory being

of all the waterfront facilities wOiich the bay of San Francisco offers to

both ocean-going and bay and river In the compilation of the navigation. data, consideration has been given only to San Francisco Bay, for the time available to carry on the work did not permit the necessary investigation to compile similar data for San Pablo and Suisun Bays.

A

recapitulation of the results of the survey shows there are appro.ximately 268 structures serving vessels engaged in domestic and foreign com-

and out of the bay of San includes figure which Francisco,

merce

in

structures utilized in the construction and repair of vessels as well as in the handling of cargoes. In addition to this figure there are approximately 75 structures on the

shores of San Pablo and Suisun Bays, but these have not been classified ac-

cording to use or listed according to the nature of the facilities.

Of the total of 268 structures on San Francisco Bay, 179 extend apat right angles to the shore line, 26 are oblique and 61 are

proximately

with one detached and one

parallel,

irregular.

24 Miles

The

total

of Piers

length

wharves and docks, end,

amount

of if

to about

the

piers,

placed end to

24

miles,

with

amounts

to

about 223 acres, of which

Passing In and Passing Out

121 acres are under cover.

Waterfront Notes

and wharves are served by 144 spur tracks extending in near-

These

piers

every case the entire length of the Of these tracks i3 are so depressed below the surface as to make

Word was

ly

fixture

structure.

Maiden,

the

of

floor

the

car

cargo handling floor area. has not been possible to

It

foregoing the

facilities

results

show

list

all

which the

are equipped, but that there are 18

traveling cranes, 5 locomotive cranes,

14 derricks and 5

42

total of

making

aerials,

lifting devices for

a

with pipe

cranes or conveyors

or similar handling devices.

Of

the total

number

In addition to the above figures, a large quantity of additional data has been secured relative to the type of construction, with regard to the form of foundation, the construction of the deck and essential data regarding superstructure along with other features, such as nearby facilities. shops,

Boiler

chandlery

ship

and similar

for discharge at

The steamer West Kasson, an extra freighter in the Baltimore service of the Pacific Mail S.S. Co., left that port on January 28 with a full cargo of steel plates, etc. F~or discharge at this port she has 5800 tons, and will put off 1700 tons at San Pedro.

industries

fac-

which

here last week, consigned to the Toyo Kisen Kaisha, brought the following cargo 500 cs soyo bean oil, 3000 cs peanut oil, 200 bags potato starch, 14,473 bags peanuts. :

The

ship Chillicothe has been char-

tered, prior to arrival, by the

Oil Co.

from

castle, Australia, at rate of

per case.

sufficient to

accomend

Among

the structures for the build-

ing of ships there

is

a capacity

handle over 3 miles of vessels

to

in course

in

the foregoing

total

capacity

facilities is sufficient to

01,800 dead weight

It

is

believed that this

is

the

first

time in the history of the bay that

anything

a

like

complete

classified

and summarized inventory of the port

of construction.

The

enumerated

are not figures.

to end.

The

and out of the harbor

of

the

repair

accommodate

tons.

area of the decks of the piers

facilities lic.

has been

Reports

made in a a manner

made

for the pub-

heretofore

listed

have

been

form, but not in such

that totals could be given.

Vacuum

She was fixed for case oil Sydney and New-

this port to

directly connected with the manipula-

of vessels placed

at

The steamer Eastern Merchant from Kobe and Yokohama, arriving

are valuable as port assets but are not

modate 28 miles

the

coal

The following steel freighters are being built in Shanghai for the U. S. Shipping Board: Mandarin, Celestial, Oriental and Cathav.

cluding the ends and bulkhead spaces

between the piers

has

Norfolk for the Pearl Harbor coaling station. The Cansumset is discharging a cargo there this week.

a berthing space along the sides ex-

tion of boats in

New

Samoa.

of the struc-

179 are approachable by city streets, 198 are approachable by street cars, 106 by Belt Line railroads, 169 by regular railroad lines, 188 by ocean-going vessels, all of which are chiefly used for freight handling purposes. There are 18 structures used primarily for passenger traffic. tures

tories

of the

Tahitian

steamer

structures equipped

lines,

week

Schr.

The Navy Department Watonwan loading

Easily Accessible are 91

Br.

heavy

objects.

There

received this

the

to load general cargo at

with the

level

the handling facilities with

York

of

The

vessel

is

67^

cents

en route here

from Manila, with cargo for Struthers & Dixon.

The steamer Rosalia Mahony, owned by Fred Linderman of San Francisco, which has been plying on the Atlantic for tlie past three years, sailed

29

from Norfolk, Va., on January

Kingston, Jamaica, with a cargo of coal. The vessel, after discharging coal cargo, will proceed to for

Panama Canal San Francisco.

to load scrap iron for

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Trade Booster Going Abroad

C

T

O

hamber of Commerce Commissioner to Sail for Far East to Spread Gospel of Business.

boost San Francisco's trade

As an Honorary Commercial Com-

with the Far East and to spread the gospel of increased, foreign trade with the United States

missioner of the Chamber of Commerce, Dill will act as official San Francisco booster. He will make a study of commercial conditions and the possibilities for increasing mutual

via this great Pacific port, shall

member

Dill,

of the

G. MarBoard of

Directors of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and chairman of the

Trade Committee

Foreign

of

that

body, will sail for the Orient on February 28 aboard the Siberia Maru. Dill will make a tour that will take

him

China, Indo-China, Strait SetDutch East Indies, Philippine Islands and possibly other counto

tlements,

tries in the East.

commercial relations between this port and the countries visited, in line with the avowed policy of the Chamber's Foreign Trade Committee, which aims constantly to increase the trade of this city. This is the first time the local Chamber ever has had a commissioner to the Far East who was a practical business man, acquainted with the re-

FURTHER gratulating the

strides

metropolitan

confirming and conSan Francisco on it

area,

chief statistician for

is

E.

making F.

as

a

Hartley,

and the answer transmitted allow me to recapitulate:

manufactures of in Washington,

"Your ceived

report of January 12 rein the absence of the

Director I will acknowledge it. I note with pleasure that you will be satisfied with nothing less than 100 per cent returns from the San Fran-

answer

San Francisco-Oakland

collect.

(Signed) "S.'\N Francisco Chamber OF Commerce."

cisco district, as well as the report of

measures that seem well calculated

Jan. 8: "San Francisco-Oakland

to

district

bring that result.

"A

"I

note

your

reference

to

press articles to facilitate return

manufacturers and article published in

Commerce

daily

from

to the full page your Chamber of

Activities.

would be glad

to

such articles for

its file.

The Bureau

receive

copies

of

"Your as

is

that officially

recommend-

to Bureau by your Industrial Department, as per map submitted June fourteenth.

ed

from Mr. Sanford has been received and he speaks of the pleasure he had in conferring with you at your office and of the hearty co-operation which the Bureau is receiving from your Chamber. letter

publicity measures, as well your manufacturers' directory, are

excellently adapted to the purpose in

hand and are recognized by the Bureau as most effectively aiding its work.

(Signed)

"The map Oakland

Rogers, Director." of

the

San Francisco-

district in question

approved

by the Bureau is that which you transmitted June 14, and is now in Mr. Sanford 's possession as a guide to his work in San Francisco. He speaks of

a

newspaper misunderstanding of limits, which was cor-

your district

rected after conference with you and

Mr. Boardman.

The Bureau

natu-

assumes that the district, as offirecommended and mapped by >our Chamber and reported by you, is satisfactory to your people, and is rally

cialh

glad to be assured that such case."

foreign

in

already has

made

a

is

mation on trade possibilities seldom The commissioner will meet .American and foreign merchants, bankers, and government officials, thus enjoyed.

being in a position to secure valuable information on trade. Upon his return, this information will be made the subject of a report

Chamber

to the

Commerce.

of

of

Chamber

Action by Congress Favored

by Directors

metropolitan area for the 1919 census? This information is wanted for the purpose of assisting in planning campaign for a prompt and Wire full return in the district.

and

city

this

ready to take up questions while abroad that interest the merchants of this city as a whole, an opportunity to obtain first hand infor-

in return,

"Is it possible at this Jan. time to state decision reached by your Bureau in relation to the ex8:

tent of the

of

who

of trips through the Orient.

Dill

"By way of confirming the telegram from your Chamber January 8,

census bureau writes the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce thanks for the effective aid given the bureau in taking the 1920 census. Hartley's letter follows: the

San Francisco

Spirit of

number

Prevent Famine in Europe, is Plea

Chamber's Efforts Praised Census Bureau OfKcial Struck by

quirements trade, and

is

the

That Congress should appropriate a sufficient sum to relieve famine conditions in Central Europe and Armeis the belief of the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.

nia,

At their weekly meeting yesterday, members of the board endorsed the following resolution of the Chamber of Commerce of the United the

States:

Resolved.

That the Board of DiChamber of Commerce

rectors of the

United States of America urgently recommends that Congress, in order to avert famine and to promote of the

resumption of stable economical political conditions in the counCentral Europe and in Armenia, authorize the United States Grain Corporation or other suitable agency, to purchase and to transport to those countries where famine is imminent and the governments of which arc unable through lack of necessary resources to provide for the subsistence the

and

tries of

of

their

peoples,

food,

other necessities of

life;

supplies to

sell

and such

supplies on credit to the governments of said countries and so to regulate their to

distribution

as

most

effectively

provide for the prompt and

suffi-

cient relief of the populations in need

;

and that Congress appropriate such

sum

as

purpose.

may

be

necessary

for

that

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Setting Value Bv

XHE

conartir le. the fourth rhr work and dt ies of These the Port a nd his staff. in keep ing with the policy

a se

les

the

A

D \vis

O.

J.

on Imports

Co lector

Chambe The impor tant

t,

xplained by ot

the

subject of fourth of series rccouritin^ Collector and Stajf. ing of cigars and cigarettes, use of white phosphorus in matches, quarantine of plants, seeds, etc.

San Francisco is today as well organized and administered as any port in the country."

primary duty of the United

All these laws have a direct bearing upon the import trade and it frequently happens that their applicability can be determined only after examination of the merchandise by the Appraiser or his assistants.

expert from Washby the Treasury Deverhaul and investigate

ffice

ngton

States Appraiser

is to ascertain foreign wholesale market

tile

\s

Customs

af

articles of public duties of th e Ap. O. Davis. Collect,

follows:

Port, as

THE

J.

work

duties of

"1 wish to state that the port

have b een pnn ted of the of Ac

ppraxser's

sei

it

value of imported merchandise and report the same to the Collector. This

Naval lection of

ml v/dorem

duties,

or

duty is more easily defined than performed. It calls for as intimate a

duties regulated in part by value

knowledge as possible of all the markets and all the commodities in the world. Congress must have realized

Second. Because such values frequently add materially to the landed cost of foreign goods by the amount

the immensity of the task since it has authorized the Appraiser to question, under oath, the importer, owner, agent, consignee or any other person

of increased and additional duties where the entered values are advanced

States

by him. By reason of the fact that the Appraiser is the only officer who

verifies all

who may have any knowledge

actually examines imported merchandise he has many other duties to perform in relation thereto.

to values

and

to

relative

compel the produc-

tion of bills, invoices, orders, letters,

correspondence, or other papers relative thereto.

course

attend to

and there

the

Work

Appraiser

these details personally, therefore provided a corps

all is

of experts called Examiners, to assist

him. The Appraiser is the executive head and the Examiners do the actual of examining and appraising and

work

and submit their reports Appraiser for approval.

classifying, to the

At some

ports there are Assistant Appraisers who are appointed by the

President to assist the Appraiser in supervising the work of the office.

These functions of the Appraiser have an important bearing upon both the Customs Revenue and the commerce of the country Because the values so found

First.

and reported are the

him

basis of the col-

it is

tariff

dutiable and the rate to which it subject and report to the Collector

ciation as

Week"

is

proposed

Western Travelers' Assoa means of bringing home

to the people of the United States the doctrine of Americanism which is embraced in this "Sec .\merica First"

As

a

ciation's

means

to this end.

the -Asso-

annual

banquet,

seventh

examines

audits,

office

lector of

and

the accounts of the Col-

Customs.

The Naval

Officer of

Customs

re-

manifests and He estimates all duties on imports and keeps a record thereof, countersigns all permits, clearances of vessels, debentures, and all other documents relating to copies

ceives

of

all

entries of merchandise.

the customs; compares the entries of

merchandise with the manifests of vessels and liquidates the vessel's accounts; examines the Collector's abstracts of duties and other accounts of receipts, bonds, and expenditures, and certifies to their correctness.

duty of the Appraiser to assist the Government Attorney in presenting

with

are subject to review by the

;

the

government

As

laws that affect imported merchandise, such as those requiring all articles and packages to be marked to indicate country of origin, those relating to copyrights and trademarks, prohibiting importation of distilled spirits, prescribing standards of foods, drugs and animal products, relating to packto miscellaneous

Campaign

\\'hich \vill he held

tomorrow

in

for

New

the use of pliotograpbs of the scenic of

this continent,

passenger lists are compared the baggage declarations sub-

A

complete check is made of records, unclaimed sales,

drawback

seizure

sales,

parcel

fines,

post

ac-

counts, warehouse accounts, immediate

transportation

accounts,

and

a

daily concurrent check on receipts of

money from

all

toms

is

district

sources for the cusmaintained, including

Department of Commerce and the Department of Labor.

the

is

Slogan

Americanism

York, will be the occasion for firing of the first gun in the campaign to popularize the beauties of America. Through a publicity campaign and

ciation hopes to

all

United States,

in to

All

mitted.

side of the case.

the status of

wonders

idea.

Navy.

The

Both the value and the duty rate Board of General Appraisers when application therefor is duly made and when the cases are heard by the Board it is the

his advisory classification of the same.

Far Western Travelers' "National Parks

Office

Officer of Customs, ac-

cording to tradition, was so named because at one time certain of his present auditing duties were performed by officers of the United

is

Keep $286,000,000 by the Far

and

determine the paralaws under which

to

graph of the cannot

;

The Naval

As to the rate of duty. He must make such an examination as will enable

Importinne of

Of

all

the Asso-

remedy the situation

that existed the year previous to the

war when Americans 000

in

spent $50,1)01),-

Switzerland and $28b,O00,0l)0

told in European trips. In this campaign, the Far AV'estern Fravelers' plan has been developed u ith the approval and guidance of the

all

government department in charge of the parks and of the National Park Association.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

More

Businesses

Solons by Uniting

F.NTK.RTAINMENT

Decide to Open

Win Benefits for

COMMITTEE FOR TRADE CONVENTION

in this City

Coast Chairman Charles C. Moore

Bureau Reports Further Expansion

Industrial

Congressman Nolan Explains

the general entertainment committee for the seventh naof

Move

foreign trade convention May 12 to 15, yesterday named a representative committee of tional

Tile Lerner Waist

West

Company

Tliirty-sixth street,

of 15

New York

City, rated as the largest manufacturers of ladies' silk waists in this coun-

have opened their Pacific Coast hranch in the Baldwin Building at try,

Kearny

15

street.

a strong appeal to this

Washington,

is doing much toward bringing the Pacific Coast needs strongly before Congress.

entertainment for delegates, their wives and families. Chairman Moore aims to make the entertainment program memor-

Samuel Lerner, president of the company, has been in San Francisco for the past two weeks, and in conjunction with B. W. Burrell, Pacific Coast manager, has made necessary arrangements for establishment of complete warerooms and a sales department, which will handle a large stock of merchandise for immediate shipment to Pacific Coast customers. Other cities' m the Pacific Coast

made

Co-operation and unity of action on the part of Congressmen representing the states of California, Oregon and

and merchants as a committee to perfect a program of citizens

and

able

The

distinctive.

Congressman John a lesson in

ganization of the women's committee will be under the direc-

of

demands

of

Pacific Coast

and the shipyards met

the steel

through co-operation of Congressmen,

H. Bentlcy. Clarence E. Baen, Gale H, Carter, Percy C. DenC.

he says.

Mr. Nolan

writes:

"Shortly after the

company

within their confines, but thorough investigation in after a which they were assisted by the In-

first session of the Sixty-sixth Congress convened, Julius Kahn, dean of our Western

Frederick S, Nelson. Theodore J. Roche, John H. Rosseter, B. F. Schlesinger, R. S. Shainwald.

Department of the Chamber, company finally decided on San

dustrial the

its result.

to benefit the

Moore (Chairman), John A.

locate

to

in a

Freight rate discrimination was ironed out as satisfactorily as possible

committee named follows: Britton,

Nolan,

by the Chamber, gives harmony and supplies proof

Mrs. F. G. Sanborn and Miss Laura McKinstry. The tion of

Chas. C.

I.

letter received

or-

Frank A. Soraers, T. Sesnon, Arthur erick Whitton.

Wm. A.

members, called

a meeting of the joint delegations of California, Oregon and \Vashington for the purpose of organizing the members of the three states

Wm.

Sproule,

Wilson,

Fred-

Francisco.

compact group, so that the best interests of the Pacific Coast could be in a

Another Big Business It

confidently expected

is

the next issue cision

of

a

we can

very

that in report the decorporation,

to Assist

financed by local capital, to establish a factory for the

manufacture

To Make Music

The Q.

R.

S.

United have decided to establish a San Francisco for the manufacture of music rolls. Alexander L. Quinn, Pacific Coast Manager of the company, states that the plant will be thoroughly up-todate. The demand for the company's product lately has increased to such an extent that it has been almost imStates,

factory at

possible to provide for the local trade,

say nothing of the export business,

M'hich will later receive the

company's

is

the third factory

R. S. Company has within the past year.

Q.

an

report

which the established

Amer-

representatives there

opportunity

unparalleled

American money country, which

for the investment of

and products in a although cruelly crushed by the war, will soon rise, Phoenix-like, its

own

sorts,

window

from the

ruin.

Agri-

hardware of

all

glass, soap, sugar, shoes

and leather goods are the most acute requirements, but an American bringing over anything from pins to locomotives would be sure of

There

to

demand

be

developed

for steel.

and a great

All the iron ore

deposits are in the immediate vicinity

of

great

found cotta

coal

in the is

deposits.

Campulung

Smaltin district.

is

As

being imported for the terra it this country, in

industry

would pay Americans mania's

own

cellations

mapped out by

the Shipping newly-perfected delegatouch with our Senatorial delegation and through co-operating with the representatives of the

Our

Board.

tion

got

into

Coast shipyards, we were able our case in such a manner to Mr. Hurley and his associates, that arrangements were made for conferences with the shipbuilders, the result being the comprehensive program of reinstatements which was satisfactory Pacific

to

to everyone.

"Our

sales.

are bridges to be built, rail-

roads to be modernized, oil wells to be worked, streets to be paved, iron

mines

"Our first efforts were directed toward helping the steel shipj'ards of the coast, who were threatened with a shut-down, due to a program of can-

to present

everything.

cultural machinery,

smalt

attention.

This

Red Cross

Rumania needs Rolls

Company, manufac-

turers of player music in the

til

ican

eyes of the world

toward Rumania.

are turning

ashes of

dollars.

Rumania

The commercial

of corn

products in San Francisco. Negotiations are nearly completed for the taking over of one of the large brewing plants of the city for this purpose. This industry would employ 350 to 500 men and spend annually for labor and materials about fifteen million

served in matters of legislation as well as administrative affairs.

American Capital Invited

large

develop Ru-

smaltin resources for her.

second effort was on behalf

of the shipbuilders but

on the freight

rate discrimination question.

We

proceeded along the same lines and took the matter up with the Railroad Administration, that

the

freight rates

final

on

result

steel

being

for ship-

building purposes have been reduced to $20 per ton.

from $25 "I

am

ship of

sure,

through the able leader-

Mr. Kahn, we

will be able to

continue this good work, so that

all

Coast will

re-

sections of the Pacific

ceive deserving consideration.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Chances for Trade

Commerce

Foreign

in California

of U. S.

December Analysed

for npHE

Commercial and Industrial News Throughout the State

usual monthly statement of the foreign trade of the United States w.is to-day completed by the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce,

Department of Commerce. The imports and exports by great groups during month of December, and the 12 months ended December, 1919, are

the

presented IS

mereW

published

in

the following statement:

to indicate trade chances

MO.N'riI

GUOUI'S

Inquiries regardshould be addressed to

in all sections of California.

ing

items

particular

OK DECKMBER

1919 Dollars

Imports

Stockton

P'actorics

15

adtli'd

new

San Leandro lit

jffs in crude condition and food 52.395.565 FoodstutTs partly or wholly ufacturcd 32,545,462 lor further use in manufacturing 63,028,654 Manufactures ready for consumption 62,456,526

— Banks show —

ever leaving district consisting of 6 carloads shipped from Mt. Ida plant.

— Valley

growers to permarket Bank and Trust Co. of Central Calif, to erect $300,000 building; work on 200-room apartment house costing $250,000 begun. Sacramento California starts 1920 with $70,000,000 for highways; State first in 1919 gold production, output 840,758 ounces. Hayward—$20,000 tavern on Dublin boulevard planned. Merced Construction of highway from El Portal to Yosemite Park Fresno

fect

plans

fig





Foodstuffs partiv

Manufactures









beets to be

grown



in

Modoc County.

Los Angeles General campaign under way to greatly increase cotton industry in Southern California. Glendale Local mill, long idle, to resume operations in few months. Trinidad Establishment of local whaling station assured.

— —

649.584,689 404,908,155 13,411,977

210.886,517

3,904,406,327

3,031,212,710

120,980,613

1.610,142,683

953.182,193

78,375,993 125,607,323

foi

turing

1,053,270,139 2,069.242,295 18,924.498

.. 69,384,291 ..203,568,001

..

Total exports

1,678,756

681,715.999

565,886,112

6,149,087.545

7,922,150,592

Placement Bureau DISCHARGED SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

— Discharged

soldier wishes position; typing and bookkeeping, and can qualify as translator in Spanish and French. 403 Man 25 years of age desires position department or as high-class salesman as

402

-

do

can



404

class

First

dried fruit or vegetables concern. 1577 Experienced wholesale credit man with initiative, judgment, necessary experience

:

vould rical

the Orient.

holesale

had

ive

shoe expi

retail



in

engineering sales-

general office ledger clerk

would like gro /ing wholesah -I

406 Young hardware experience salesman. 407— Technical, elel

mine supplies and hardware; three years in So. China Straits Settlement and Java, assistant manager of one of largest machinery firms

1574— Chemical, pharmaceutical and dye salesman seeks position with reliable firm. Five years experience in above lines. Familiar with import and export. 1575 Experienced railroad and steamship trafiic man, 17 years, wishes position of traffic manager. Capable of taking complete charge. 1576 A competent fruit dryer and packer, one versed in the latest and most up-to-date driers, would like position with established



like

position.







and productive results to show, wishes connect in game again. A-1 references.

408— Univ vledge of Spanish. -Specialty salesman, pleasing personalone who produces. 1

SPECIAL NOTICE

—Assistant Manager and Buyer — Large buying firm requires serv-

Wanted Yokohama

GENERAL APPLICATIONS



and

—understand

and

[cal 1571 Office manage; .chnical experience in large office Best of references furnished. lents. 1572 Want position of responsibility

ices

of

merchandising thoroughly, held executive position with wholesale importing silk dealers for over sixteen Best references. 1573 Wanted, export position in machinery, letals, marine motors, automobiles, mill and

for

of competent,

Yokohama

nd

ears.

to

^_

.

ave



Danville Contra Costa County Cattlemen's Association organized. Santa Paula Contract for Santa Paula-Ojai road let for $137,494. Tulare Subdivision of 4,000-acre Walker-McGarvin ranch under way. El Centro Imperial County votes $1,500,000 for cement highways. Redwood City— P. G. & E. to erect office building costing $16,000. Alturas 25 trial fields of sugar

345,652,677

47,554,326 iulactured..l25,052,935

Manufactures rea

rust,

ordered.

545,287,773

380,710.323

co-operative

for

DEC.

1.220.285,0.>I3

ufacturing. 221, 174,972

increase

j;5.H9,O52.10 over last year.

— — —

ENDED

46.248,773 32,444,556 847,206

industries in 1919.

San Krancisco Large plant for relining of cocoanut oil to be conAmerican Steamship mergstructed. er with capital of $50,000,000 estabservice, anaround-the-world lishing nounced. New automobile building for Van Ness Avenue. Bl\ the— $50,000 hotel to be built at new Ripley townsite. Large building campaign under way at Blythe. Capitola $20,000 being spent on hotel improvements. Alameda Alaska Packers Assn. to spend $1,000,000 enlarging plant. Oroville Largest shipment olives

MOS.

1,674,255,094

Manufactures

employ 5,600

Annual payroll $7,225,500.

IHTsons.

City



12

191S Dollars 8,209,533

natcrials for use in manufacturing.. ..166,426, 653

experienced party for

its

become assistant manager and buy in the Orf

office, to

the office

chandise usually carried by departn general knowledge of import ind stores export problems is desirable. Candidate n have executive ability and be capable ;



Los Banos

—West

Side cheese fac-

Sonoma

— & Brewing Co. —With expenditure

con-

Ice

vert plant into soft drink factory.

Richmond $8,000,000

Standard

Oil

to

local refinery largest in world.

Aviation Albany.

Berkeley tinue,

tory opens.

Co.

to

establish

of

make

Omar

field

in

Los Angeles— Gets new $1,500,000 building and theatre. Walnut Creek— $40,000 home being constructed in Ygnacio Valley. Dublin twenty-mile Martinez

issued.



activities

permits

of

con-

$40,000



Chico County chrome miners get settlement of $27,000 from government for alleged losses.



Colton Southern California Brick Co. to erect modern plant.

Business

office

boulevard plans accepted.

— Building

weekly

Wants

Mehta & Lynn, 235 Montgomery, wish to get dealers

in

touch with brokers or Oriental toys, wood or in

ivory carvings, etc.

Knlght-Counlhan Printing Co.

^'ai-es

S-

Franklin

li .•^p'ar-

fJtef^-"-

San Francisco, I«MnMa
The Commercial,

Financial,

Industrial

and Governmental Metropoli§ of the

Coast

Pacific

iu

u

February 13, 1920

Every Friday

New Steamship Line

Extension of Time for Tax Returns Denied by March Washington Refuses Chamber's Request —

for This Coast, is

File

1

5th

Planned

Vessels Will

Run

Panama

via

Canal from East

APPROXIMATELY month only remains

one

for busi-

establishments to render their income tax returns for 1919. ness

No time extension will be granted by the Treasury Department as had been thought likely. The Commissioner of Internal Revenue has ruled that the circumstances do not warrant any extension in time

time to June 15, 1920, in which business establishments might render their income tax returns for 1919 for the reason that it a general extension of

will be practically impossible for such

establishments to complete turns by March 15, 1920.

Your

must be borne in mind that the exwas granted for the reason Revenue Act of 1918 did not become a law until February 24, 1919, and in many cases it was impossible for taxpayers to comply with its provisions and render returns withtension

that the

that the time for filing of returns should be extended to June 15, 1920.

Last year an extension was granted

which greatly relieved the pressure upon business which would have resulted had the original time limitation been enforced.

The

however, taxpayers have had ample opportunity to become familiar with the law and regulations under which it is administered, and should be able to render

was received by the local Chamber yesterday, is as follows: acknowledged of your of January 22, 1920, requesting

Receipt

is

the

past

year,

returns as required. It is not believed that any material inconvenience will result from a denial of a request for a general exten-

sion

reply to the Board's request,

which

letter

in the prescribed time.

During

of

time

for

filing

returns

for

1919. Respectfully,

G. V. Newton, Acting Assistant to the Commissioner.

(Sgd.)

line

to

its

steamships

of

the Pacific Coast

terminal.

Application

to

operate

boats

be-

tween Atlantic and Pacific Coast ports via the Panama Canal has been made to the Interstate

reference to the general exis noted, but

it

for the filing of

This decision was reached by the Commissioner following a letter sent him by the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce in which the Washington department was informed that it was the opinion of business interests of San Francisco

re-

tension granted last year

fore,

returns and, theretaxpayers must file their statements on or before March 15 next.

their

ANOTHER make plans

Commerce Commis-

according to authoritative telegraphic advices received by Seth Mann, attorney and manager of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Traffic Bureau. sion,

These advices, sent from Washington yesterday, state that the United States Steel Products Corporation, a subsidiary of the United States Steel Corporation, has applied for this permission.

The

parent corporation

al-

rail lines engaging, in transcontinental service.

ready operates part,

in

Under the provisions Commerce Act,

terstate

the

of as

In-

amended

by the Panama Canal Act of 1912, matter of grave doubt it is a whether the Commission has power permit corporations operating to transcontinental

railroads

to

operate

through the canal. The Products Corporation's application will be heard before Commissioner Woolley, of the Interstate Commerce Commission, at Washington February 24.

vessels

t

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

These Men Will Tell You About Other

quarters

With HeadHere

The Foreign Trade Department of Chamber of Commerce has re-

Consuls resident in San Francisco, and it is submitted for the information of memof foreign

list

Chamber

bers of the

.'\rgentina

— Horacio

Boss! Caceres,

C. G., Russ Building, Phone Sutter 1085. C. E. Wallerstedt, ActAustria ing Consul, 127 Montgomery Street,



Phone Douglas 2850. Belgium F. Drion, Consul-General, 110 Sutter Street, Phone Sutter



2633. Bolivia

—Alberto

Palacioa, C. G., Phone Sutter Building,

Holbrook

1455. Victor F. da Cunha, 1 10 Brazil Sutter Street, Phone Douglas 523. Chile Arturo Lorca, Consul, 311 Phone Douglas California Street, 2547.

— — —

617 Hsin Chu, China Chao Montgomery Street, Phone China 265.



Colombia Sergio A. Baron, Consul, 268 Market Street, Phone Sutter 4512. Costa Rica Dr. P. de Obarrio, Consul General, 510 Battery Street,



Phone Douglas 1917.



Cuba B. E. Puyans, Consul, 58 Sutter Street, Phone Sutter 3192.

— Ove Lunn, Consul, 408 Mills Building, Phone Sutter 1309. Dominican Republic—John BarneH. Consul, 310 Sansome Denmark

son,

Street,

Phone Sutter 940. Ecuador Dr. Manuel C. de Vaca, C. G., 235 Montgomery Street, Phone



Sutter 1007.

France—J.

C. G., 110 Sutter Street, Phone Douglas 1743. Germany J. Freuler, A. C, 440 Neltner,



Montgomery

Street,

994.

Phone Kearny



Great Britain A. Carnegie Ross, H. B. M. C. G., 268 Market Street, Phone Sutter 4383.



Greece Constantin Panagopoulos, Consul, 1025 Phelan Building, Phone Sutter 4192. Guatemala Jose Rodriguez Cerna,



235 Montgomery 192.



Haiti Dr. Consul, 561 Franklin 495.

Street,

Phone Sutter Calderon,

Street,

Phone

Methods

in

Charity Gifts,

week

last

an article entitled

"Do

Almost

made

of appeal

"Approval Card" issued by the Charities Endorsement Committee to solic-

dling."

endorsed organizations. Charities Endorsement Committee now desires to impress on the members of the Chamber that, in addition to the solicitor being requested to display the card, a personal receipt be taken from the solicitor for the amount donated, and, whenever possible, the donation be made by check, payable to the organization on whose behalf the solicitor is appealing, rather than by cash. While this may seem, to many, an expenditure of time, yet, in the final analysis, it is both logical itors for

The

and businesslike.

This method

is

a

protection to you, the solicitor and the organization you desire to benefit.

The Charities Endorsement Committee suggests these various methods in an endeavor to protect you against persons clever enough to have a thorough understanding of human nature and the psychology of giving.



Haiti Mr. Alberto Scott, Acting Consul, 510 Battery Street, Phone Douglas 1917.



Honduras Andres F. Leiva, Consul-General, 341 Montgomery Street, Phone Sutter 2115. Italy

— Cav. Oreste da

sul-General, 550

Vella,

Montgomery

Con-

Street,

Plea

is

daily

this

department

is

familiar with some novel form

Protect Yourself?" suggesting that any solicitor for an endorsed organization appealing to you for donations be requested to produce the \'()U

and approach that, to the average man, appears proper, yet experience and investigation uncovers "the colored gentleman in the kin-

The service of the Charities Endorsement Department is a service of tremendous economic value, not only members

to

Chamber, but whole community.

of this

directly to the

in-

The

Charities Endorsement Committee and its Department takes no "snap judgment" but informs itself fully on all matters reported to it, in justice to all concerned, so that a fair and impartial verdict may be rendered.

You

have your part to play in the department is doing, and that part is entitled "Co-operation." Through that part you establish the value of the work accomplished.

work

this

A

telephone call to Kearny 112, Charities Endorsement Department, will bring to your assistance an experienced, trained and unbiased knowledge, that has proved to many, and will prove to you, of service. the

USE

IT.



Peru Santiago Llosa de Arguelles, Consul-General, 510 Battery Street, Phone Douglas 1917. Portugal Jose Soares, Consul, 345 Front Street, Phone Sutter 6919. Russia George S. Romanovsky, Consul, 701-785 Flood Building,

— —

Phone Garfield 630.



Phone Douglas 4378. Japan T. Ohta, Consul-General, Postal Telegraph Building, Phone Douglas 5082. Mexico J. Garzo Zertuche, Consul-General, 519 California Street, Phone Kearny 1436. Netherlands H. A. Van Coenen Torchiana, C. G., 664 Mills Building, Phone Sutter 5039. Nicaragua Alfredo Gallego, Con-

Salvador Pio Romero Bosque, Consul, 341 Montgomery Street,

sul-General, 311 California Street, Phone Sutter 1076. Norway Nils VoU, Consul, 260 California Street, Phone Sutter 5993. Panama Francisco Jimenez, Con-

5288. Switzerland J. Freuler, Consul, American National Bank Building, Phone Kearny 4596. Turkey Arthur Brand, Acting Consul, 817 Pacific Building, Phone Douglas 3544. Uruguay O. M. Goldaracena, 550 Montgomery Street, Consul, Phone Douglas 4392.









— —

235 Montgomery Street, Phone Douglas 1145. Paraguay M. C. Richter, Hon. Consul, 209 Post Street, Phone Gar-

sul,



field

Eustorij

Hyde

of

Money

Receipt For

Business

"Activities"

INappeared

the

vised the

Use the

Countries List of Consuls,

Demand

1245.

Persia

—Thos.

W.

Firby,

Consul, 827 Mills Building, Douglas 2684.

Acting

Phone

Phone Douglas 709. Siam H. G. W. Dinkelspicl, Consul, 412 Chronicle Building, Phone Kearny 367. Spain Arthur Brand, Acting Consul, 817 Pacific Building, Phone Douglas 3544. Sweden C. E. Wallerstedt, Consul, 268 Market Street, Phone Sutter













Venezuela pany, Street,

—Wm.

Fisher

Hon. Consul, 112 Phone Garfield 905.

&

Cora|

Market

i

'

— SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

63

76 Ohioans Arrive on 26th 'personnel of Trade Extension Party to Meet Business Men.

Announced"'Want

'

SEVENTY-SIX

members of the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce and their wives will arrive in San Francisco on February 26 to stay here three days inquiring into opportunities for extending trade with the Pacific Coast.

The personnel of this "Trade Extension Excursion of the Manufacturers and Wholesale Merchants Board" of the Cleveland Chamber embraces many fields of business. The visitors are anxious to get in touch with business men of San Francisco and to visit the various firms during their stay. The following will make the trip: G. Atkinson,

B.

Sec'y.

&

Treas.,

The Utah

Potash Fertilizer Co. Fred L. Ball, Sec'}'. & Treas., Mrs. Fred L. Ball, The Parle Drop Forge Crankshafts and Heavy Drop Co. Forgings.

Samuel H. Beck, The West Steel Specialty Auto Truck Castings Co. Wheels. W. H. Botten, President, Mrs. W. H. Botter* The Owen Bucket Co.

Clam

Buckets for Excavating,

Shell

etc.

B. A. Collins, Mrs. B. A. Collins, The Collins Studios Co. Makers of Motion Pictures to Order.

Comerford, Mrs. J. J. ComPlumbing Contractor. erford. A. C. Cook, The \Varner & Swasey Co. Machine Tools, Turret Lathes, J. J.

Astronomical Instruments.

H. M. Chisholm, Vice President, Mrs. H. M. Chisholm. The Chisholm Shoe Co. Sam W. Emerson, Mrs. Sam W. Emerson, The Sam W. Emerson Co. General

Factory

Contractor,

and

President,

Fish,

John

The

Jaster, retired,

E. B. A. Kellum, Gen'l. Agt. Pass. Dept., The C. C. C. & St. L. R. R.

W. H. Kelly, Chairman, The Trade Extension Excursion CommitThe Kelly Co. Wholesale Seeds and Peanut Products. tee,

George W. Kinney, President, The Kinney & Levan Co. Importers and Wholesalers China, Glassware, House Toys and Furnishing Goods, Manufacturers of Lighting Fixtures.



Brewster P. Kinney, Mrs. BrewKinney, The Kinney & Levan Manager, Oriental and Gift

ster P.

Co.

Depts. F.

Tom

Knight, "The Factory Man." Dealer in Industrial

Specialties.

F. Leopold,

George

Powder Co. D.

W.

dios Co. to

Cobbett,

Makers

The

of

Collins Stu-

Motion Pictures

Order.

Julius Guggenheim, retired, Mrs. Julius Guggenheim.

and

K. Heller,

man

Co.

and

Suits.

J.

E.

The

Ladies'

Hill,

Pullman Co.

Printz-Bieder-

Garments

District

—Coats

Supt.,

Estate,

Properties.

George W. Kortz, Mrs. George The A. D. Dennison Co. Plumbers Supplies, Sanitary Goods. E. E. Lawrence, E. E. Lawrence &

The

Hill Friction Clutches Oiling Bearings.

Wm. Wm. H.

H.

and

M.

Collar

Mrs. Phillips, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon. Theodore Poplowsky, Mrs. Theodore Poplowsky, Mrs. Christine Sagesser. Poplowsky Plumbing Co. A. E. Riester, President, Mrs. A. E. Riester, The Riester & Thesmacher Co. Manufacturers of Hollow Metal Doors and Trim, and General Sheet Metal Contractors. L. A. Ritzman, Mrs. L. A. Ritzman, The Noble Refining Co. LuPhillips,

D.,

bricating Oils and Greases.

G. G. Sankey, The Iron Products Co. Recs Jacks.

City

Elmer J. Sapp, Sec'y. & Treas., The Carey Co. Asbestos Products, Pipe Insulation, Roofing. H. L. Schoenberger, The PrintzBiederman Co., Ladies' Garments Suits.

E. S. Schulte, The E. S. Schulte Printing Co., Catalogs and Advertising Literature, Steel and Copperplate

Engraving. Jesse Seidman, Sidney Seidman, Seidman & Seidman, Attorneys at

Law.

F. S. I\L-icoureck, Mrs. F. S. MaThe Vlchek Tool Co. Drop Forged Mechanics' Hand Tools.

Charles F. Seifried, Mrs. Chas. F. The Leece Neville Co. ElecStarting and Lighting Systems for Automobiles and Motor Boats. Henry A. Taylor, President, The Commercial Travelers Life & Accident Association. Treas., The Champion Register Co. Complete Cash and Account Systems and Sales Books. Clarence E. Terrill, Miss Nina B. Terrill, The International Oil Corporation. Lubricating Oils, Greases, Roofing Cement, Bakers Products. Wm. J. Van Aken, Van Aken & Strock, Real Estate, Residential and

Samuel R. Mason, Secretary, The Manufacturers & Wholesale Merchants Board, Cleveland Chamber.

Co.,

Sons, Ship Chandlery, Vessel Supplies.

O. F. Leopold, President, Mrs. O. The Pompeian Co. Toilet Preparations, Pompeian Massage Cream. George R. McKay, President, The Dealers Associated Investment Co. in Real Estate, Business Properties. coureck,

Wm. M. Hardie, Mrs. Wra. M. Hardie, The Wm. M. Hardie Co. Manufacturing Confectioners. I.

Mrs. Henry F.

Klein,

^V. Kortz,

The Ohio Bronze

Klein,

Lichtenstader & Co. Wholesale Men's Furnishing Goods.

Real

Hunter Morrison, The Hill Clutch Power Transmission Machinery,

Co.

Coats and

Henry

Manufacturers and Wholesale Merchants Board. The Hall-Van Gorder The Wholesale Druggists. Co., ManuCleveland Fruit Juice Co. Syrups Fruits, Crushed facturers of and Accessories for Soda Fountains. B. P. Forbes, Mrs. B. P. Forbes, The Forbes Chocolate Co. Chocolate Coatings, Cocoa and Milk Chocolate, F. Glass,

and Mrs. John

Jaster.

Klein,

Commercial Buildings. Charles L.

C. M. Huber, Vice President, Mrs. C. M. Huber, The A. K. Ackerman Co. Merchandise Brokers. Specialists in Food Products. W. G. Hulbert, The Bostwick Steel Lath Co. James L. E. Jappe, Henderson & Jappe. Publicity Experts.

George H. Miller, Sec'y. & Treas., Mrs. George H. Miller, The Musterole tard.

Co.

"Musterole," Oil of

Mus-

Seifried, tric

Business Property. Clarence P. Walker,

The Higbee

Dry Goods.

Sidney S. Wilson, Mrs. Sidney S. Wilson, Treas., Western Reserve University, Pres., The Advertising Affiliation.

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SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

66

IAN FRANCISCO Chamber of Commerce k

Post Office year.

Activities, entered as second-class matter January San Francisco, California, under the act of March 3, 1879. Subscription price, weekly by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.

at

For What

.

Goods

You Want

to

Know

Call

KEARNY

in Siberia Requisitioned

INFORMATION

im-

great

of

portance to American business men concerning the requisition of goods and import and export regulations in Siberia is contained in a letter to the San Francisco Chamber of

Commerce from

American Consul

the

There has been established at Vlada Committee for Foreign

ivostok

Trade, with pow-er to regulate imPermits for the ports and exports. exportation of Siberian raw products are being issued to a certain extent under guarantees that the exporting firm or individual will, within twelve

months, import into Siberia merchandise of equal value with the merchandise exported.

In

the

explaining the Consul

are not entirely clear, says the Consul,

but the substance

requisition

of

representa-

tives of the ministries of

Trade and

consisting

War, Navy, Railways, Finance, Supplies, and Agriculture has drawn up the follow-ing rules:

Commerce,

— Merchandise

House more than

in the

a year

arrival at the port

is

Custom

from date

of

subject to requi-

the

— Merchandise

is

is

to be paid

exchange preOctober 18, 1919, and the remainder is to be booked as a debt of the Russian Government to be met not earlier than a year after the organization of a General Russian Government at Moscow or Petrograd. Neither interest or profit is to be allowed. Storage, insurance and other local charges are to be subtracted from any payments. It is the opinion of the committee that such charges will in many cases exceed the appraised value of the merchandise.

get

in other

In the case of merchandise whose ownership may be established within a year, and for which payment may be demanded within a year, payment may be made in the same manner as above stated, otherwise the amount payable is simply to be booked.

3521— Sydney, Australia. San Frj ouring Australia and the Orient wishes to get n touch with dealers in hosiery and undervear, with a view to securing the agency for he sale of these articles in Australia and the

is subject arrived at the port before January I, 1919. Third All deals in the above menit



tioned merchandise and any

movement

merchandise from one warehouse to another require the permit of the committee. Fourth Exact information giving marks, weights, bills of lading, etc., and name of owner must be furnished by both the owners of the merchandise and the operators of the wareof



amounting to a full history and description of the merchandise. houses,

Resolutions

Not Clear

17th, the committee

published an account of the number of meetings leading up to resolutions adopted up to November 12th. The subject was the method of paying for requisition goods, which it was estimated ultimately will amount to from

one hundred to one hundred and twenty million yen. The resolutions

now

at

Irkutsk.

522— Nagoya,

Manufac

Japa

of

— Havana,

352-1

Cuban representative

Cuba.

local rice brokers desires to get in touch exporters of beans, sardines and preserves, desiring representation in Cuba.

of

with

3525— London, England. market

the

3526

for

— Hamburg,

English firm is in of canned

quantities

large

Germany.

Agent wishes

to

stuffs.

Syndicate recently 3527— San Francisco. formed in Bulgaria, wants to buy machinery, woolen textiles, foodstuffs, shoes, and wearing apparel, and to sell Bulgarian cotton and

Great World Exhibit France plans

Monde,

or

great Marche-duExhibit of prod-

a

World

ucts, in Paris.

Many

eiTorts

have been made

to

In a letter to the Chamber, Milton Schmitt, Director of American

re-export permits for goods lying in this port for which there is no cash market in Siberia, and in

participation,

many

the greatest international commercial

secure

cases such re-export permits are

The result is that in course time such goods for which reexport permits are refused become refused.

L.

subject to requisition under the rules established by the Siberian authorities or that may be established later.

ager

to

Chicago

Announcing that

Chamber to

is

trol

services

by the Chamber to Railroad Administration, leaves for Chicago today to be present at the

are sity

The

affairs of the WestCommittee, of member. It is believed Committee will cease opera-

that this

is

Traffic

a

tion on or before

February 28th.

undertaking,

exhibits,

shortly to attract

and continues:



of

foreign

markets.

when America

The

time

as well

as

England, France and other countries

winding up of the Freight

the

to

notification sent

this

New York

has come

ern

which he

his letter

first

of

"Previous to the war, America, France and England paid little attento export business our recent enemies having almost exclusive con-

Bureau of the were loaned the United States

Traffic

the

the

Schmitt states that he will open up

tion

of

the

America

offices in

Mann, Attorney and Man-

Chamber, whose

that

designed to be

is

sales building ever erected.

American

Mann Goes

announces

Marche-du-Monde

of

Seth

On November

3

exporters of all Japanese products, wish to get in touch with San Francisco importers. 3523— San Francisco. Representative of Australian firm, now in San Francisco, is seeking representation for Australia of American manufactures in general lines. Will be glad to consider propositions on any line of manufactures suitable for the Australasian

resolutions have not yet been

confirmed by the Government than

I

gro

get in touch with San Francisco exporters desiring representation in Germany, for the sale of cotton, wool, raw hides and skins, ores and metals, oilseeds, oil cakes, rice and feed-

Re-exporting Refused

Custom House warehouses if

that in the case

in rubles at the rate of

These

Subject to Requisition

to requisition

is

whose ownership

half of the assessed value

sition.

Second

merchandise

of

clearly established and whose owners are at hand to claim payment, one-

announces that a of

First

at

Cents per

Opportunities for Foreign Trade Extension

vailing on

in Vladivostok.

committee

Fifty

112

Import and Export Rules Revealed by U. S. Consul.

goods,

1915,

7,

Pul'lished

awakening of

to the positive

extending

Paris

their

neces-

exportation.

Marche-du-Monde

will

prove to be the greatest single medium by which exportation may be accomplished."

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Gronna

Passing In and Passing Out

Bill Perils

Pacific Coast, Says Protest Chamber Wires Declaring

proposed

the

Ship Movements Reported by Chamber's Marine Department Pan-American Line has chartered D. Kingsley to load at this port for Panama and Central .iXmerican ports. Bonked to steam from here about March 15. the steamer E.

California

Delegation to Fight

It

Gronna

which recommends the terminawheat guarantee and the appropriation making it effective, is unjust and a repudiation of a national

4759 3700

Chamber

Commerce

of

last

bags raw sugar consigned to the son Navigation Company.

Mat-

has wired the California Senators and

Representatives in Washington protesting against its passage. The local Chamber points out that producers, the grain trade, mills and flour merchants of California and the Pacific Coast have been co-operating successfully with the Grain Corporation in taking care of the wheat sur-

plus through export, mostly of flour, and have obtained large accommoda-

from

tions action.

The

tion

the

made

of

financing this assurance of the protecGrain Corporation has

ha. ks

in

gerous

position

which might

easily

lead to disastrous results and tremenThe dous financial loss and ruin. result would be that flour manufacturing would be so curtailed as to soon create a dangerous shortage in mill feeds, vitally needed by other food industries, thereby reflecting unfavorably upon the present problem of the

from Mukilteo

to

San Francisco.

Enumerators Needed for Business Census Enumerators to conduct the IndusCensus of California are needed. Opportunities to earn from $140 to $200 per month over a period of from two to four months are open to proptrial

erly qualified applicants.

This announcement

is

made by

F.

Agent for Bureau of Census of the Pacific Coast, who, through the San FranL. Sanford, Chief Special the

Chamber

out to

all

of

Commerce, has

towns and

sent

cities in this state

notification of the positions open.

Further information and application forms may be had by calling on or writing to S. L. Sanford, IndusAppraisers Bureau, trial Census Building, San Francisco, Calif.

&

Co., agents for

the Harrison Direct Line, announces that the steamer Magician will load

Antwerp March 3, Glasgow March 10, and Liverpool March 12

at

Los Angeles, San Francisco, SeVictoria and \'ancouver.

attle,

The Matson

Company West Keene on

Navigation

will place the steamer

berth at this port for Manila, loading early in March and sailing the

Ships sold by the U. S. Shipping Board up to January 25 brought $82,424,408, according to reports completed in Washington, D. C. A total of 163 vessels of 610,684 deadweight tons was disposed of to more than a score of companies throughout

on the 15th.

The fleet

steamer Lurline of the Matson Kahului on all future taking freight and passengers.

will call at

trips,

the United States.

The

The

Java-Pacific liner Tjikembang with more than 8,000 tons cargo and passengers, consigned to J. D. Spreckels & Bros. Co., reached port on Feb.

from Batavia, Chcribon, Sourabaya, Singapore. She and Samarang, brought 972 cs evaporated milk, 156 cs gold and silver bullion, 1 cs platinum, 25,024 bags coffee, 1068 pkg 1182 bags tea, 32,820 bags copra, shelled peanuts, 1658 bales kapok, 8712 bags cattle food, 1022 cs rubber,

steamer West Hika, launched San Pedro May 12 last, came here to go on drydock for cleaning, after which she will return south to load

at

for the Orient.

5

The mammoth U. port President

on Feb. 2 for in

service

Grant

this city,

across

army

S.

trans-

New York

left

and will be put

the

Pacific.

The

18,072 gross tons and has six masts, and was built in 1907 bv Harland & Wolff. vessel

is

Portland Boosts Convention The

cost of living."

cisco

way

Chas. Nelson Company of this has chartered the steamer Skagto carry 1400M feet of lumber

leaves here

on the 25th for a return voyage.

for

The city

this possible, the protest says.

"Therefore," continues the Chamber message, "it is our conception that the passage of such an act would create a condition bordering on panic to all interests concerned, not only reflecting adversely to producers, but placing all interests affected in a dan-

1435 bags tapioca, oil, 81 bags pep-

The Tjikembang

Balfour, Guthrie

Steamer West Segovia arrived here week from Hilo, bringing 86,076

tion of the

the

bales fibre,

bbls cocoanut

per, etc.

Bill,

pledge,

67

degree of interest that the business men, not only of this country, Orient and the countries of the but of the Pacific, are attaching to the foreign trade convention in this city May 12 to 15 is indicated by the many communications received at the headquarters in the

Merchants Exchange

Building and by the diversified nature of the publicity being given the convention not only in the regular press but in the trade papers and various organs of Chambers of Commerce.

The bining

Pacific

Coast

make

to in

the

are

com-

convention,

efforts, the

most

the history of the

Na-

through their united successful

cities

Foreign Trade Council. Portland is showing particular acC. P. Converse, secretary of tivity. the Pacific Coast Committee in charge

tional

of the convention, yesterday received from A. C. Callan of Portland, the

committee from the Portland Foreign

Commerce Club

that has been

named

conduct a campaign of information and publicity in the interest of the convention. The Portland boosters

to

expect

to

come down

in

a

special

train. With Callan, who is one of the leading merchants of Portland and

prominent member of the Chamber Commerce, the following have been named on the Portland Committee:

a

of

Earl

Parker

with

Marshall-Wells

Company, J. Campbell with WilcoxHayes Company, V. Henningsen with Hazelwood Company, George Cornwall with "The Timberman." In addition to his activity organizing the committee Callan personally has been in touch with publishers of the Portland newspapers and has received from them assurance of all the

support in their power, to make Portland's participation memorable.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

68

Chances for Trade

Applicants for Positions

in California

This

supplied

service,

by

the

Industrial

is published merely to indicate trade chances in all sections of California. Inquiries regard-

ing

agen

should

particular items in the

be

addr)



San Leandro To vote $46,500 lionds in April for civic improvements; station to have $60,000 aviation field.

— San

Nuys

\'an

DISCHARGED SOLDIERS AND SAILORS



410 Ex-.\rmy officer, experienced executive, knowlcdKC of Japanese, Spanish. French and Swedish, familiar with trucks, tractors, machines in Keneral, desires position with established export and import house. 411— .Naval officer, regular line. Naval Acid ,my graduate, age 24, rank Lieutenant Senior tirade, holding license as master of steam vessels unlimited tonnage any ocean, desires position with business concern offering excelIt-nt opportunity. 412 Office manager, chief clerk, superintendent of employment, married and reliable, open for local position, 3 years Army field clerk involving finance, accounting, insurance and allotments. 413 Former Naval officer, six years in Federal Government services any position in office or store which promises opportunity for





;

Fernando Valley

farmers

granted reduced irrigation rates for three months. Alameda Votes in favor of presentation of free naval base site. Martinez— To spend $300,000 for



pavement of city streets. Los Angeles Southern California



Edison Co. has daily payroll of $17,and employing approximately 6000. Tulare \^ineyard growers campaigning for 15,000 acres to establish local packing plant.

000



GENERAL APPLICATIONS 157S— llan 35; railroad freight forwarding and Custom House experience, capable taking charge small

traffic

Would go

tion.

department, desires posi-



Oakdale Stanislaus Oil & Gas Co. organized, drilling operations to

Sedition Bill Endorsed

Upon recommendation

of the For-

Trade Committee,

Board

Watsonville and San Jose Matson Navigation to erect $1,500,000 15story building; one of largest theatres in world planned, seating 5000 and costing $1,654,000. Berkeley Bank clearings break all past records for week ending January

amounting to $3,742,209.4'0. Sacramento San Francisco capitalnay $861,000 for 4654 acres on Tyle. Island, farming on large scale

sequent

to

6,000,000

start;

— Board

acres



;

;



Eureka To get new paper pulp mill, redwood bark to be used in Sargent brings in depth. 1

— Watsonville

deportation of naturalized citizens who break this law.

Co.

15-barreI well at 740 feet



Watsonville Corralitos Fruit Co. drying plant at once.

to erect

Business

Wants

Gentlemen leaving San Francisco on February 25 for Copenhagen, Denmark, would like to get in touch with firms desiring representation in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Germany. Highest of references. Manufacturers' Products Co., Suite 721, 2 Rector St., New York City, desires to represent a few high-class

manufacturers

in

New York

of the Eastern territories. facilities



irds of sales of the above for the

More Apply for Membership in Chamber

15

Fifteen additional applications for in the Chamber have been received during the week ending yesterday. That the value of membership

is appreciated by trade and business houses is apparent from the fact that twenty-six applied last week and

twenty the week before. applicants follow: ^^Bellanca

&

Co..

This week's

Export,

604

Montgom-

Christian Science Monitor. The, Publisher.. First National Bank Bldg. Coke, Sterling D.. Chemicals. 504 Mis-

&

Core

Evens

Herbert,

Co.,

E.

Public

0.,

Weighers,

Packing

510

By^

House

Products. 214 Front St. Field, Inc.. L. M,. Automobile and Truck Distributor, 1401 Western States Life Bldg. Gulf Dominion Petroleum Co., Oil, Sheldon

sales

Holladay Typewriter Co., Typewriters,

163

Lubbock.

355

on

dis-

and advertising. Hart Manufacturing

Co..

Cleveland. Ohio, desires to get touch with manufacturers' agents

in es-

tablished in San Francisco, who would he interested in taking on the sale of a line of adjustable threading tools.

Harry,

Detective

Agency.

Phelan Bldg.

Meinrath-Lamborn

General Brokerage.

Co..

311 California St.

„ ^"\'9* Engineering Co.. Engineering and Commercial St.

Publishing. 615

Southern Pacific Co. Railroad. 65 Market St.

Townsend. W.

L..

(14

additional

Lumber

A'b).

Broker. Regent

Hotel.

Union

Rice

Mills.

Rice

Millers.

707

Bat-

tery St.

Wellman-Seaver-Morgan

Co..

The.

Steel

Mtrs.. 201 Rialto Bldg.

SUMMER SESSION AT

or any

They have

for placing samples

play and maintaining a number of outside representatives, experienced in

The Oil

•furnish

^

Oakland American Coin Register Co. erecting two-storv concrete building at Emeryville $200,000 plant to manufacture refrigerating machinery planned Argonaut Tire and Rubber Co. capitalizing $3,500,000 incor-

industry.

of

Natomas



porated.

the

found guilty under provisions of the and the denaturalization and sub-

of Education plan-

ning $5,000,000 high school district. San Bernardino I'ilO county citrus crop estimated 8230 cars. Vichy Springs San Francisco men take over springs, modern hotel to be built.

1

act

lands planted to peas in week.

Tulare

,

582— Experienced steamship operative and accountant wishes connection with well eslab. lishcd firm. No objection Orient or South America. Finest credentials from largest eastern steamship lines. Initial compensation secondary consideration. 1583— Position wanted by a lubricating grease and oil salesman, who has been doing a business of one hundred thousand dollars a with lumber mills and shipyards. Can

membership

Directors of the Chamber has endorsed the passage of the Sedition Bill which provides for fine or imprisonment or both of any person found guilty of seditious acts or guilty or promoting sedition. The measure also provides for deportation of aliens







eign

ists

can furnish satisfaclory refcrencei character and ability. ISSO— Wanted position as clerk, librarian or trust, by steady reliable man with firstclasi references. Just arrived from Australia. 1581 Wanted export position or position as traveling representative. Speaks and writes fiuently, English, Dutch. French and German, knowledge of Spanish. Personally acquainted •ith South_ Africa. Great Britain. Holland Belgit France and Dutch East icars experience as newspaper-to

Stockton Plans for local harbor submitted, cost of project estimated at $4,000,000.

Growers Preserve Co. organized, plants to be established at Santa Rosa,



struction,

to Orient.

;

;

is;")— Works manager or pliiiit supcrint.ji.l enl. 15 years experience in operation and conas

start at once.



San Francisco London insurance firm to erect local skyscraper Berry

28,

Placement Bureau

Filed in

Commercial and Industrial News Throughout the State

U. C.

-Americanization will be the main theme of the University of California Summer Sessions which will be held between June 21 and July 31 this year. Excursions to nearby points of interest and public lectures by members of the facultv and distinguished visitors are on the program unced by Walter Morris Hart, dean of the No formal ex required for entrance. The tuit fee'»"in be S20 regardless of the number of Because of the crowded condition of the university, completion of a normal program of studv has not been possible in all cases. An Intersession, therefore, has been decided upon which will be held May 10 to June 19, lo supplement the undergraduate and graduate

work.

Knight-Counlhan Printing Co



PuD.D.G Li OX dry, iyee & Franklin Ste,

San Francisco,

CHAMBER

G^r^|OfMMEf?(£^M:TIV ^b, '^^^k

fe..f>PATED

The Commercial,

Hume

Financial,

7

Industrial

Read What Others Are Doing Then Make Leap Yourself been

Y' Chamber

of

by

asked

Commerce

to

make

STE fami) cafe

Here, in this issue, you are given a presentation of the case of the Green Coffee Association of the San Fran-

Chamber

Commerce

of



a little

San Francisco merchants who are buying advertising space in Central American newspapers for the purpose of "selling" San Francisco as the coffee-trading center of the United States. of

And

in

doing so they have pre-

sented San

Francisco in a will tend to increase

and

the

trade

ELSE who

is

of

way

that

YOUR trade EVERYONE

doing business

in

this city. coffee men of San Francisco talking to the trade of Central

These are

America

in its

own

language.

are shooting right at the

advertising comes

so

(Continued on page 2

They

mark. Their

close

to

—column

being 1.)

el primero de una de pequenos articulos sido preparados para a los productores de uchas de las ventajas

MASON

By R. C. Secretary. The Green Coffee Assorlation of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

BRINGING

5

may

debe-

Fo. via de i anotar qu

estos

los

articulos

idos bajo

la

the bacon"

merit

in cer-

home

the coffee"

is

to-

Green Coffee Association

the San Francisco Chamber Commerce. of

of

di-

establecida en I

de los objetos de esta organizacion, estipulado ei sus reglamentos, es impulsar y desarroUar los intereses de la in lustria de cafe ep- grano y promo' er los intereses del puerto de San centro importadoi y distribuidor de cafe. Asociacii acion comprende Esla entre sus miembros los importadores y negociantes en cafe en grano en San Francisco, y una de las razones a que se debe su establecimiento es el deseo de ayudar al desarrollo y mejoramiento de las relaciones comerciales entre

exportadores de este grano en Centro-America y las casas importadoras residentes en esta. £1 segundo de estos pequenos articulos aparecera en breve. los

its

where threadbare

and bromidic expressions are popular,

bers of the

ciudad de San

home

have

day the slogan for the aggressive mem-

afe

la

still

tain circles

but "bringing

obti.



But that was only a starter we're going to follow this thing through.

Boost City

TALK AS IT LOOKS IN REAL SPANISH

;

group

Number 8

Green Coffee Association Spends Money to

A COFFEE SELLING

the

your out-of-town advertising San Francisco and you have been shown the example of one San Francisco firm who had faith enough in the idea to devote 60% of its advertising space to the work of "selling" the city. "sell"

cisco

Pacific Coast

February 20, 1920

YOU "Selling" San Francisco?

Are have

JU\>.^

and CoTemmental Metropolis of the

Every Friday

"OU

_

PACIFIC

As proof of this statement, please note that there came into the port of San Francisco during the year just completed 1,165,583 bags of green coffee worth approximately $40,000,000. This is by far the largest amount of coffee ever brought into this port. During the year 1918 there came to this port 933,958 bags of coffee. In 1917 there came 868,301 bags; in 1916, 615,276 bags; in 1915, 397,852, and in 1914, 383,361 bags.

The

remarkable

growth

Francisco as a coffee

of

San

receiving port

during the last year or two has not been due primarily to a lack of outlet for Central American coffees in Europe, for if the merchants of New Orleans or New York had extended the same efforts as the members of the Green Coffee Association in attracting (Continued on page 2

—column

2.)

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Giving ''Blindly" to Agents Hurts

Coffee Men Raise $5,000 To Advertise This City

Charities Appeals For Money, Urges Chamber

Continued From P»«e l-Columo 3

Investigate

considering an appeal for a donation to assist some charitable, philanthropic or community pur-

IN

two important

pose,



factors influence

first, the human the possible donor or heart interest, and secondly, the personnel responsible for the .appe.al. Beyond these factors, however, are questions of method, policy, accountability, duplication and necessity, bear-

ing directly on the appeal. The majority of persons appealed to have little or no knowledge regard-

ing these important factors owing to a lack of time and the necessary equipment, whereby an appeal, to be properly judged, should be put to the acid test of investigation by the application of the above factors.

Don't Give Blindly In considering the merits of any appeal it is unnecessary to forfeit the heart interest or lose sight of the need for humanitarian assistance. The exploitation of the public by schemers goes on, and will go on, so long as the public "gives blindly" without obtaining the fullest information regarding all appeals for donations.

Central American coffees, a large portion of these varieties undoubtedly would ha\'e gone to those ports instead The reason that of San Francisco. this market outdistanced the Eastern markets in attracting Central American cofTees

was due

largely to the fact

Chamber

tral

America adapted themselves more method of doing business in those countries and this fact, combined with their intimate knowledge

this

tion

of the

uted approximately $5,000.

This campaign

consists of ten talks

re-

to be printed in Spanish in the leading

newspapers of Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Each talk explains certain advantages to these coffee growing countries of doing their coffee business with members of

sulted

in

these

coffees,

the

republics.

Coming

to

the

question

as

to

whether San Francisco can hold her present position in the coffee market, true, probably, that European it is markets will obtain their share of the Central American business, but the prediction

made

is

that most of this

business will be operated by San Francisco, as

no European market ever has

gone

to the length of building for the future as has San Francisco in the last

few

years.

Furthermore, San Franthrough their

the "buying edge," which is of inestimable value in dealing in Central

you the services

San Francisco. To finance campaign members of the associaand two coffee brokers contrib-

ness for

remarkable situation wherein San Francisco has secured at times about eighty-five per cent of the total output of the Central American

the qualities of

of

vided through the Charities Endorsement Committee with a department, trained and equipped to obtain and furnish to inquiring members the fullest information that can possibly be obtained pertaining to appeals. Call up Kearny 112 telephone call to Kearny 112, the Charities Endorsement Department, will give

proved a newspaper advertising campaign in Central America which is

closely to the

superior knowledge of coffee, will have

A

the

just ap-

calculated to help hold this coffee busi-

are pro-

of the

In addition to the foregoing,

Green Coffee Association has

that merchants here who had direct connections with the growers in Cen-

cisco coffee merchants,

Members

have established good will and a reputation for square dealing throughout the United States.

American

varieties.

Then

too,

San

Francisco has built up a reputation with the interior roasters that is going The members to count in the future. of the Green Coffee Association have established good will in the producing

countries at the same time that they

Green Coffee Association. Space does not permit the complete reproduction of all these talks. Some of the subjects treated are "San Franthe

cisco as a

Market," "San Francisco's

Wealth and Finance," "San FranWorld's Coffee Market," "The Consumption of CofUnited States," "The Spirit of San Francisco," "San Francisco's Appreciation of the Coffees of Central America," "The Advantages of San Francisco for Visits," "Your Best Market," "Value of American cisco's Position in the

fee in the

Money." It is believed that the high ability men of San Francisco, together with the natural advantages of the port and this educational cam-

of the coffee

will go a long way toward placing this city in a still more promi-

paign,

nent position on the coffee the world.

map

of

De-

partment immediately.

To investigate properly an appeal sometimes takes days. During the period of investigation be patient, and don't allow any

solicitor

to

rush

Community Ads Urged Before an audience especially qualified to act

your contribution.

upon the

subject,

William

H. Levings, director of publicity, last Wednesday launched the Chamber's

Make The Leap Continued From Page

1

DIRECT advertising that

— Column it

is

1

almost a

buUseye.

slogan of "Sell San Francisco." On the occasion of a San Francisco

"House Organ" luncheon of advertising men, at which numerous editors

as

whole,

a

in

Talk

where advertising was

made attractive by clever boosting of the community from which sprang the commodity

to be sold.

The why explained

in

of the house organ short,

Otis Payson, of the

was

snappy talks by Cora-

Owl Drug

|

pany Norman Devlin, Sperry Flour Douglas Erskine, of W. R. Grace & Co. Rollin C. Ayrcs, of Zellcrbach and George H. P.iper Company, Eberhard, who called upon the speakers to furnish the audience with sub;

you want to set San Francisco ahead and increase the volume of your own business at one stroke, get into this "selling San Francisco" movement. You don't have to imitate anyone. If

There

is

thought.

plenty of room for original

and publishers of

local

house organs

were

their guests at the Palace,

ings,

who was

Lev-

assigned four minutes

urged upon San Francisco advertisers the need for for

his

talk,

forcefully

greater "community" advertising. He pointed to the value to be gained by an individual advertiser and the city

;

stantial

should

reasons exist.

why

house

organs

SAN FHANCISCO chamber OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

San Francisco Extolled Abroad TDeauties of City Described in Short Snappy Articles which are Reproduced Below - -Metropolis "Sold" First, Coffee T^ext

-*-^

among the "talks" presented Central American newspapers Spanish the THE following expense the Green Coffee Association Chamber Comnjerce. These examples are picked random from the — on preceding pages — emd present are

ten

instemce juid

in

at

in

of

of the of explsiined in detail clearly hpw ably the association has stau-ted out to "sell" San Francisco. Each "talk" begins by pointing out that "the object of these discussions is to call the attention of Centred Americein coffee mercheuits to the advantages offered by Ssm Francisco as a meu-ket for their coffee shipments." The talks close with em invitation to correspond with or visit the Green Coffee Association in Sem Francisco. They follow: at

The

coffee

series

merchant naturally de-

sires the best attention possible to his

coffee consignments,

which end

is

best

realized by personal contact with his

green coffee crop is concerned. The port of San Francisco comprises one of the finest land-locked harbors in the of 450 square In addition to excellent steamfour transcontinental

world with an area



and clays all of which surrounded by fuel. In 1906 San Francisco was reduced to ashes by fire and there has risen in the place of the old city a finer and grander metropolis. Today San Francisco Is the world's most modern city; alkalies, salts is

agents.

This can be accomplished if, harvesting his crops, the mer-

miles.

after

ship

chant

visits the coffee

market center, combined business

city

and the coast route of the SouthPacific entering from the south and the Northwestern Pacific travers-

modern

ern

tion

ing the coast counties to the north have direct freight connections with

tunities for business

cities,

much

San Francisco.

making

said visit a

and pleasure

trip,

in

company

of his

family.

In this regard, San Francisco holds countless advantages over other not only becaust it is situated so

nearer the Pacific Coast ports of Central America, but also on account of its wonderful climatic conditions as compared with the extreme winter conditions usually about that time existing in the East and in Europe. Apart from this, San Francisco is a modern city, with splendid homes, firte hotels and first-class boarding houses at moderate prices; besides which, Spanish is spoken almost everywhere, particularly in the stores. It also has fine schools making it possible to intern children, giving them an up-todate education in a most desirable and Numerous Central healthy climate. American colonies throughout the city

make

it

possible for one to spend

few agreeable hours

a

in their midst.

Expenses Mndcrate Expenses here are more moderate than

in

a

great

many

other

cities.

Many

beautiful outings are offered by the handsome surroundings of the fa-

railroad lines enter directly into the

Low Added

prices,

summer

at

reasonable

resorts located along

to

Rate Traffic

the

rail

an extensive and low rate between San Francisco aii4 densely populated and wealthy valley nues of traffic

regions.

The

waterfront piers of San Francisco are modern and equipped with every facility for safe and economical shipping. The headquarters of all steamer lines and railroads are located in San Francisco so that all auditing, freight claims, etc., may be handled promptly. This is one of the most rapidly growing areas in the world. San Francisco serves a territory with a population of over ten million people. Furthermore, the purchasing power of the people of this area is not equalled pt-r capita by the local market area of any other city.

The

Pacific

Coast territory com-

prises approximately of

40%

the United States

of the area

and San Fran-

the water or on the picturesque hillsides; in fact, San Francisco is the

cisco

ideal point for

attending to business and at the same time enjoying a season that would leave lasting and pleasant

of this territory.

memories.

of an amphitheatre surrounded on the east by concentric seml-clrcles of op-

*

*

*

is

the financial, commercial, gov-

ernmental and industrial metropolis

San Francisco

is

located In the pit

She Is surrounded by water which furnishes commercial ad-

portunity.

The market

of any city

is

limited

water and rail facilities and the distance to which its trans-

vantages; surrounded by level shores

portation rate structure gives basis of competition.

cial opportunities

only by

its

it

a fair

In this respect San Francisco is favored over any city of the United Sfatps nnrl Fiirnnp in so far as vour

which

and commersurrounded by val-

furnish industrial ;

which furnish agricultural activsurrounded by mountains which surfurnish power and minerals rounded by plateaus which supply

leys

ities

In years,

and modern

;

;

modern

in construc-

In achievements.

Intermingled here with the opporis found a wide

range of pleasure and play. California is properly named the plaj'ground of the world and San Francisco the Paris of America

there

facilities,

are the river lines which are the ave-

mous San Francisco Bay district, firstclass modern roads for automobiles which can be rented

service,





Is

the logical

of this pleasure-seeking circle.

hub

In the

and within a day's motor trip of this western metropolis are found amusement grounds of all descripcity

tions.

San Francisco's people are hospitaSan Francisco's weather Is ideal, San Francisco's hotels and theatres are of the finest. Come to San Francisco and learn further of her many ble,

charms. *

*

The Is

*

blending and roasting of coffee

a fine art In the United States, and

particularly so in San Francisco.

European countries

In

this article is sold

green and Is usually roasted at home under unfavorable conditions, thfreby making It Impossible to get the proper



point In the roast so essential In securing the full benefit in taste and aroma. In a word, the coffee men of San Francisco have made a science of preparing coffee for the consumer.

This ers

means

fact

Increased

to the coffee growpopularity for their

product in this market which has been brought to a realization of the superior merits of Central American coffees. There is no city In the world where "cupping" Is better or more intelligently carried on, and as former President Taft once said, "San Francisco

is

the city that

Furthermore,

knows how."

this is not a market given preference as in many European ports. San Francisco places coffee first and the skill and knowledge of her coffee Importers, jobbers, brokers and roasters are at

where

tea

Is

your service.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

United Americans Organize

T THE

hundred representative

at the Palace

Hotel

last

All American Citizens, tive and Foreign Born:

We

believe in the

mandments

—The

Ten Comof

where the movement was

ever

The icans

who

purpose of United Amerbe

shall

Constitution

the

with the

States,

fath-

to

of

of

government and

right

of

individual

United Americans. Following introductory remarks by Archbishop Hanna and Bishop Parsons and an explanation by Koster of the aims of the newly-created organization, a motion by A. Mack to form a state body and to raise $50,000 to be equally divided for state and national work was adopted and an organization committee named as follows Frederick J. Koster, Archbishop Hanna, A. Mack* Paul Scharrenberg, Paul T. Carroll, AthoU McBean, George C. Roeding, John A. O'Connell, Dr. F. W. Clampett, Warren OIney, Ralph E. Meyers and George C. Boardman, all of San Francisco Mrs. Aaron Schloss, Berkeley; Mrs. Frank G. Law, Oakland; W. S. Pearce, Richmond James V. Porter and Charles S. Allen, San Jose; Maynard McFie, Los Angeles; Frank Cressy, Modesto, and H. L. Jackman, Eureka. On motion, the names of Governor Stephens and Mayor Rolph were added.

to foster

:

;

Koster Explains work,

know

that there are forces and they seem to be very

well organized, tending toward the destruction of our government, tending to bring about revolution. It is time that we should unite as Americans in the defense of our institutions," said Koster in explaining the calling of the meeting. "I take it that the highest to which civilization can attain is that which is sought to be assured in the basic law of the United States, and that is the safeguarding of the rights of the individual, the maintenance of individual liberty so that there might al-

arises

may

the

possession

Are Pro-American Frederick V. Fisher, assistant nanew organization, spoke of the aims of the organi-

people high Standards of individual and corporate conduct and to advance the prosperity and happiness of all the people of the United

tional director of the

States.

the selfishness

zation.

"We

Use Lawful Means understand

that while changes in our laws are

we

realize

that evils have cropped up under our institutions, their correction must be

lawful ways. That no in change must be brought about by acts

made

Our law

provides for periodical orderly revolutions in this country. Educate the people to understand the fact that it is just as easy to ask one to vote with you as to ask one to go out and murder with you to bring about a change. "In America one thing must never happen there must never be permitted a fixation of class. This is not a nation in which classes dare to be established. That condition must alviolence.



wa5's obtain, rise to the

that

the

humblest can

highest position.

To Educate People "What we are striving to do

is

to

bring about that type of organization which shall have for its purpose just one thing and nothing else. That is to educate our people, through many processes, to an understanding of the necessity of devoting themselves to what the Constitution of the United safeguarding States in essence means their own individual liberty for all



said:

and we propose destroying which came to the surface of our citizenship at the end of

of opportunEquality of ability there cannot be, but equality of opportunity there must be," he continued. to

He

are not anti-anything, but pro-

American

ity.

that while

destructive

States."

among our

desirable and

be

"We

ways be absolute equality

of

that

meet, spontaneously, resistance elements of the law-abiding

don't intend that ours should be an organization of domination. I might add that it has been developed fully in some twenty to twenty-five

law and order,

"People must be led

intend.

all

'which the Constitution provides, to stand firm for

we

citizenry.

preserve the the United representative

form

at

shall

from

ered and given birth. Koster explained that the Palace Hotel conference was called to organize the California organization of the

all

the

United Americans (U. A.)

vice-presi-

do

else

rather a sentiment, a move-

is

ment, than an organization. Everyone that has in his heart the spirit of Americanism should join so that such a theme, such a spirit, may be developed throughout the nation that what-

by Fred-

dent of the national board and returned a few days ago from

"You

Ours

Na-

Golden Rule

and the Constitution United States.

citizens

Monday.

The meeting was called erick J. Koster, who is a

Nothing

time.

To

United States for the purpose of counteracting efforts to spread unAmerican propaganda, launched its California campaign at a meeting of

East,



United Americans, an or-

ganization of loyal citizens who arc acting together all over the

three

Citizens Attend Meeting to Combat Un-Ameri' Frederick J. Koster explains Movement

Hundred

hree

can Propaganda

;

the war. Thirty-eight States have chosen national committeemen. The United Americans is not a political organization, it is not a class body, it is an educational rfiovement. There is at present a dangerous tendency

toward class expression that must be removed." P.

H. McCarthy,

State Building

"How talk

is

this

president of the

Trades Council, asked: organization going to Is it going td

down Bolshevism?

talk against the red brand, the as Paine brand, or

Thom-

purpose to it going to preach rest and calm while these things are going on?" is

ignore the other brand

its ?

Is

Urges Ainericanisni Dr. Fisher answered that the purpose of the organization would be to talk up Americanism, rather than to talk down any particular brand of

Bolshevism.

Rudolph Jacobs congratulated the meeting on its purpose. "The only way any problem can be solved is by the contending forces getting together and putting their feet under the table and, in a calm, dispassionate way, Let us pray for discussing things. Americanism and not say that every man is our brother and then pray that the League of Nations with reservations will protect the .American nation alone, but that it will protect everyshould one, no matter how lowly. work for the brotherhood of man."

We

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

State "Achieves the Impossible"

M favorable an impression have San Francisco business dealings made upon Carranza, President of Mexico, that he has cut the import duty on California canned fruits onehalf and has placed many secret service men on special duty to protect

SO

This

on V^ashington's Plea, Refuses to Cut Import Duty on Canyied Fruit, but Heeds San Francisco's Request.

exico,

action,

was taken personal representation to the President of Mexico by C. H. Lloyd,

chairman of the Latin-American division of the Chamber, and following refusal of like action tions

route by train to Mexico.

the State

Early Reservations

As an

riptK

— Bombay,

Importei of India. manufactures, hardware, machinery, goods, mill stores, and lubricating

samples and quotatio cals, drugs and hardware dyes, woolen and cotton piece goods, printing and packing papers. 3531— Los Angeles, CaUf, Commission merchants with offices in Guayaquil want to get in touch with importers of cotton, cocoa, kapok, to

of

'

'

"

Ishes

3532

representative of lirm in Piraeus desires to get in touch with Quotadealers in barley, oats, corn and rye. New York tions wanted F. A. S. New York. references.



353-1 San Juan, Porto Rico. A merchant in San Juan desires to get in touch with exporters of beans, peas, rice, Mexican chick peas, rif.ned fish and fruit. .

Academy in Mexico. :o3 5— Hermosillo, lUrmosillo wishes to procure medals suitable awards in an educational contest. 3536 Aichi-ken, Japan. Japanese importers of pictures, paintings, picture postcards, photographic postcards, printing papers, newsfrint, stationery, etc., and exporters of Japanese old pictures, curios, toys, silk piece goods, for



rushei relations

to

nter

with San Francisco firms.

Gentleman of Indian Francisco. birth, returning to Calcutta about March first, wants to get in touch with manufacturers or merchants desiring representation in India.

3537- San

University graduate; porting experience.

local

importing and ex-

Paulo, Brazil. An importing firm In Brazil wants to get in touch with San Francisco exporters desirous of extending their operations to the States of Sao Paulo and

3538— Sao

i'arana.

American

references.

coming seventh national

foreign trade convention May 15, reports at the foreign trade head-

12 to

quarters in the Merchants' E.xchange yesterday show three hundred and representatives of leading fifteen

American firms have announced

their

intention to be at the sessions. Practically all the nations and their

dependencies bordering the Pacific have accepted the invitation to send a delegation of ten of their leading business men to the convention. The first

of these delegates to report at the Mohan T. Y. Zi,

headquarters were the representing

Chamber New York

3533— New York.

Made

indication of thf wide-spread

interest in the

One of the best 3528— San Francisco. known and most reliable houses in the United States, with offices in San Francisco, New Seattle and Los Angeles, has York, Chicago, recently reorganized its Oriental department and is desirous of obtaining exclusive agencies products manufactured California for for China 3529

representa-

"Mexico has a most friendly feeling toward California and will do everything possible to encourage trade with us," declared V. H. Pinckney, acting chairman of the Latin-Amer-

announcing Lloyd's "Mr. Lloyd went especially to Mexico City on this matter," he added, "and is to be congratulated upon the result of his mission." ican division,

of

Chinese

Commerce

General

at Shanghai,

and H. W. Johnston, representing the Ad Club oi Melbourne, State of VicBoth delegates have toria, Australia. gone east to survey trade conditions and will return for the convention. Particular interest

is

being shown

by business men and traders of the Orient and the Latin-American countries bordering on the east and west coast of South America. R. Lemos, general manager of the National Transportation Company of Argentina, is arranging a special train from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso in order that the delegates from Buenos Aires may make connections with the special boat of the United Fruit Company's fleet which will bring the delegates from the east coast of South America to New Orleans, whence they will come to this city by special C.

City's Call

Converse, secretary of the Coast committee, states that

P.

Pacific

Trade Convention

for Foreign

from the early delegates

it

reservations for

liotel

safe

is

estimate

to

attendance of twenty-five

an

hundred.

Canal's Record Traffic Panama Canal 1919 exceeded that of any previous Two thousand, three hundred and ninety-six commercial ships of 7,128,000 net tons, in addition to naval ships, passed through the waterway. The cargoes of the merchant ships amounted to 7,711,000 tons. Traffic thrnugli the

in

year.

Ships measuring 7,000 tons, carrying 10,000 tons of cargo, constituted

two per

cent,

nage than

in

more

of the total ton-

any previous year.

December broke ord, as

283 ships

monthly rec957,000 net tons,

the

of

carrying cargoes of 953,000 tons, traversed the canal.

The

tolls collected

$891,378 for December and $6,972,000 for the year.

amounted

to

Course For

those

in

Chinese

interested

in

foreign

between here and the M. C. A. has arranged for a course in Chinese which will open on February 24 under the tutorship of J. E. Gardner, student of Chinese and interpreter. trade, especially

Orient, the San Francisco Y.

The

course includes instruction twice

on Tuesday and Friday 20 weeks, after which. should have a speaking knowledge of the language. a

week,

nights,

train.

in

success yesterday.

350 Firms Heed

Trade

Extension

steel electrical

when

were made to Mexico City by Department at Washington.

Opportunities for

and

Chamber

after

shipments of California products en

Foreiji^n

termed by the foreign

trade committee of the "achieving the impossible,"

for

Gardner

says, the student

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

I

AN FRANCISCO Chamber

of

Commerce

Activities, entered as second-class matter January

7,

1915,

at

the

Post Office at San Francisco, California, under the act of March (, 1879. Subscription price. Fifty Cents per Published weekly by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.

i

year.

For What

You Want

Plan to Increase Freight Rates Is Traffic

AN

Know

Call

Comparison

one NEARLY clearings

Bureau Fights Proposal

Committee

appearing in Activities 20, 1919, published connection with the Traffic

article

Bureau's intervention before the Interstate

Commerce Commission

Intermountain rate

case,

in the

stated

that

at the conclusion of the hearing Chief E.xaminer Thurtell suggested that a committee be appointed, made up of trafKc officials of the United States Railroad Administration, to present a freight rate plan covering westbound transcontinental traffic, which was to be submitted to all parties at interest.

Pursuant to the Examiner's suggesa committee composed of five representatives of the Administration has submitted a report in which is a plan for a new system of rates to obtain from points in Eastern defined territory to points in Utah, Washington and west to the Pacific tion,

for

Coast.

Bank

clearings

.

This plan contemplates very mateadvances in class rates, and in

rial

posals in connection with the current

which now apply

rates

to

Coast cities, including San Francisco. In addition to advocating general advances on practically all commodities, the proposal is also to Pacific

eliminate carload commodity rates on drugs, automobiles, musical instru-

ments, including pianos, as well as less carload commodity rates.

The

Traffic

Bureau has

filed

all

Building construction

Real estate sales Postal receipts

& &

Exports (Dec. 1918 Imports (Dec. 1918 Tonneige arrivals

Tonnage

depeu-tures

rate structure of so many years standing as that which is at present enjoyed by shippers and receivers of freight in

Coast territory.

Pacific

Perishable Freight Probe

its

with the Interstate Commerce Commission and is vigorously protesting the proposals of the committee. This case probably will be set for argument before the Commission at Washington sometime during the coming month, in which case the Traffic Bureau will be represented and will bend every effort in the protection of the interests of

San Fran-

cisco.

consensus of opinion that the Commission will not undertake at this time to overturn and destroy a It is the

number

of

January 1920 $721,476,045.00 $ 2,368,603.00 $ 8,819,718.00 $ 440,457.13 $ 24,310,399.00 $ 19,968,441.00 504,430 tons 580,881 tons

shippers so

desired,

It was held that publication of that part of the tariff proposing protection against cold had not been justified and that carriers should furnish such pro-

tective

service

wherever neede'd and moment.

at the earliest possible

Freight Investigation,

Interstate

carriers'

made

Ltw would not permit them

its

the

has

the

That

The Commission

the proposed "stated charge

be applied on short haul traffic, and that hauls where only one reicing in transit Is required should be considered short haul traffic; also that shippers should not be deprived of the right to specify the amounts of ice to he used or the privilege of their own ice, and that a modified cost of ice basis should he available when reicing in transit is not required. the record in the case did not

show that

were not of

the present line haul sufficient

volume

to

include the cost incidental to free refrigeration of less carload shipments, the Commission refused to advise on the proposal to abolish this service, stating that the Director General should use his own judgment and pr^ pare to defend the line haul rates if refrigeration charges were published to apply on less carload traffic.

Flexible Charge Basis Another recommendation w-as that the stated charge basis should be

more

flexible

disagreed with the that the present to publish

ing refrigeration on less carload shipin the line haul rates.

ments)

may

rates

statement

a charge for the entire service (Includ-

basis" in lieu of the "cost of ice basis"

clearly

half

tank refrigeration should be provided.

report to Director General Hines on Docket 10664, Perishable

In

As

brief in this case

920

in Seui

January 1919 $573,448,587.00 440,790.00 $ $ 2,813,772.00 406,328.10 $ 1919) $ 17,383,580.00 1919) $ 13,222,352.00 416,691 tons 455,840 tons

following statements

addition contains some startling pro-

i

Francisco b:uik eu-e recorded for the month of Jsuiuary compared with the same month in 1919! In the accompsmying compzu-ative table, it is shown that Sem Francisco business and development is increstsing by leaps cmd bounds. The table speaks for itself:

Commerce Commission Advajict's in Rates

Statistics

January 1919 and

traffic

commodity

112

and a half millions jump

November in

KEARNY

San Francisco

Opposed of

to

made

and where a considerable

Service

Held Wasteful

The Commission

also took occasion

to criticize the refrigeration service as

now

conducted, remarking that It Is wasteful in that the cars are of old types and frequently out of repair.

A

recommendation was that the American Railway Association establish a perishable freight section to study this subject and recommend changes in

methods and designs

of cars so as to

conserve ice. Exception was talcen to the attempts to define carriers' liability which appear In the proposed tariff, the Commission holding that such provisions should be omitted, as publication would not change the liability and would only serve to mislead

shippers.

In y'ltw of the foregoing,

it

Is

gen-

erally believed Impossible for the Rail-

road

Administration

tarifi

embodying the

to

compile

Interstate

a

Com-

merce Commission's Ideas within the short time remaining before carriers return to corporate control.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

New

of Lading of

Bill

Passing In and Passing Out

Has Changes

Ship Movements Reported by Chamber's Marine Department

Interest Pacific Mail Steamship Company's steamer Newport, arriving from Central America, brought 27,971 bags

Damages Subject With

Suits for

Dealt

IMPORTS RECEIVED AT HARBOR FRONT DURING JANUARY

which will be distributed from this city, and other large shipments, such as sugar, hardwood, indigo, and 216 bg treasure, valued at $4.3.?,-

coffee,

tu Consolidated Supplement 2 Freight Classification No. 1, published become effective February 29, 1920,

to

new form

carries a facsimile of the

straight bill of lading as changed to comply with the Interstate Commerce Commission's finding in the so-called Decker Case, I. C. C. Docket 10696.

To

accomplish

amendment

is

following

the

this

made

to the third para-

graph of the third section of the current form:

"Except where the

loss,

in writing to the originating or

delivering carrier within six after delivery of the property

months

export

traffic,

port), or, in case of failure to

make

Damages

he property, or in case of failure to ,_xiake delivery, then within two years and one day after a reasonable time

receiving cargo

is

"That where

&

Co,

and

In the European Pacific Line service

from

sailings

this port, there will be

The

month.

this

two

West

claims for

loss,

before

carrier

months

the

beginning of

of the two-year-

and-one-day period, then suit thereon may be filed within six months from the date the claims are definitely declined in writing by the carrier, but iiiit

Now

after.

"\Vhcre claims for loss, damage, or delay are not filed, or suits are not instituted thereon, in accordance with the foregoing provisions, the carrier will not be liable and such claims will not be paid."

will proceed for destination the last of

Failure to incorporate the foregoing printed bills of lading in no way decreases carrier's liability, and no alteration need be made in

now

in stock.

Stops

February.

be

will

made

at

sufficient

inducements

offer.

matting, bales

1000 tons 9577 c»

jute,

tin,

107,399

rice, 4745 bags sugar, 13,794 pkgs tea, 1296 cs cigars, 125 M cocoanuts, 149,671 pkg Oriental mdse., 7217 pkgs as-

bags

sorted silks, 19,474 bags beans, 979 bales gunnies, 1005 pkg various spices, 369 bales wool, 785 bales flax, 2510 p<
25 bx

limes, etc.

Steamer Nanking, steaming from

tomorrow

here

for

Oriental

omits calling at Nagasaki this

ports, trip.

Cotton Rates Stand Directors Chambers and Thelen of the United States Railroad Administration have advised the Traffic Bureau that they will authorize no change in the present rates applying on cotton carloads, moving from Tex-

producing points

as

to

Pacific

Coast

ports, for export.

The Board

of Harbor CommissionLos Angeles had filed an app'i-

ers of

Magician loads

with the Administration, requesting that rates be authorized on the above traffic providing a lower basis to California ports than that which obtains to the North Coast

Glasgow March

ports.

Balfour, Guthrie

&

cation

Co., agents for

the Harrison Direct Line, have notified this department that the steamer

March

at Ant^verp March 3, 10 and Liverpool 12 for San Pedro, San Fran-

cisco, Seattle

and Vancouver.

Steamer City of Alameda, launched

chartered to the Shell Oil

The upon

here last July, will leave shortly for Shanghai with a cargo of oil, being

Directors'

a

decision

desire that all

ports remain on

a

is

Pacific

parity

so

based

Coast far

as

export rates are concerned.

Company.

U.

OF C CLASSES OPEN

Freighter City of Berkeley sailed on

February 12 for New York with 8085 tons flour for the Atlantic, which is being handled by the U. S. Food Administration.

Tank motor

in privately

those

receiving cargo for Christiania

and Copenhagen, the Norwegian M-S Borgland of the Norway-Pacific Line

dam-

jthe carrier and such claims have not been definitely declined in writing by the last six

Eelbeck follows shortly after for Williams, Liverpool and Antwerp. Dimond & Co. are agents for the line.

pkg 443

rubber, 14,914 slabs

sails March 1 for Scandinavian ports, touching en route at Champerico, Acajutla. La Libertad and La Union, carrying passengers and freight.

if

age, or delay have been duly filed with

the

steel,

the

of

here

Hamburg, Antwerp and Rotterdam

"Provided, however,

i

agents,

The

j^for delivery has elapsed;

:

The Swedish M-S Suecia Johnson Line, W. R. Grace

has elapsed. Suits for

2104

Tu-

Ports of call include Casablanca, nis, Marseilles and Genoa.

Cayote leaves today for London, Liverpool and Rotterdam, and the Cansumset the latter part of the month for Hamburg, Havre and Liverpool.

months (or

"Suits for loss, damage, or delay jshall be instituted only within two years and one day after delivery of

-

Medi-

to

nine months in case of export traffic) after a reasonable time for delivery

delivery, then within six

f

Co., agents for the

at the end of April. The Mount Cervin will leave here about Sunday.

(or in

within nine months after delivery at port of exof

case

&

Norton Lilly

French Line from Pacific

terranean ports, announce that the steamer Mount Etna loads at this port

damage, or

injury complained of is due to delay or damage while being loaded or unloaded, or damaged in transit by carelessness or negligence as conditions precedent to reC very, claims must be

made

POREIGN imports received here by water during the month of January were: 52,058 bags coffee, 78 bags cocoa, 7602 bales kapok, 1161 hides, 10,718 bales hemp, 8100 tons nitre, 33,403 bags 6179 tons copra, 90,840 bbis various oils, 48,442 cs oils, *

366.60.

at

ramitbell Macmillan. has had great success in Ihc l>ast in teaching business men to "stand on their feet" when talking in public.

Two other exceptional courses of study are the Extension Division this week. The first session of a course in chemistry began Tuesday night at the Polytechnic High School under Miss Edith L. Brown. Tonight an organization meeting will be held at 1337 School offered by

ship F.

H. Hellman

is

Moore's shipbuilding plant, being

completed for the Standard Oil pany.

9.>i.!,

Division, began Tuesday in Flood Building, The lecturer. Miss Jean

Com-

Sutter street. Emanu-EI building, for a in railway transportation and trafBc The instructor is Walker L.

course

management.

Traramell of the Southern Pacific Company.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Chances for Trade

Applications for Positions DISCHARGED SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 14— Position

J

cdticalion,

wanted

rritcjri

a

business expcrit No objec

seas as engineer.

supplied by the Industrial service, 58 Sutter street. San Francisco, published merely to indicate trade chances Inquiries regardof California. in all sections ing particular items should be addressed to

This

News Bureau.

is

1

to

ng

le^

city.

systematii 415— Cost acco ted by man 7 years of a^e, a number of years practical References. actory executive experience.



416 Experienced man wishes position as Xpert manager or will handle general sales in pecial territories or sales of specialties in all



1919 raisin crop will Fresno to between $38,000,000 and $40,000,000 to the growers; Bank and Trust Co. of Central Calif, takes over Farmers' National Bank for

amount

— Votes $39,000 bonds — Improvement Assn. AVillows

Dunsmuir for grammar

to

Fe Railroad has added 100 employes and roofing comSchool figures pany 200 employes. indicate the city has moved up from twelfth

to

in

population

gets third large cocoanut oil plant. paper pulp mill will Eureka

— New

Redwood bark

locate here soon.

will

be utilized for making roofing paper. $375,000 highway Los Angeles ordered through San Gabriel Canyon.



— Marysville — Shipping

\'an Nuys ^To get apricot cannery 50 tons capacity.

80

tons

from 65

weekly; 40 houses. Shasta county

charcoal

company to Redding

to

building plant

to

2,000 acres to rice. Saw mill to start Pleasant Valley April 1 with 50,000 daily cut.





Launches building boom of 400 houses and modern hosSusanville

pital.

Mono — be Berkeley— oped by new Terminal Company. new Corcoran — To Merced 3,000-acre Lake to be developed.

tract at

devel-

^^Vaterfront to

electrical get sub-station with capacity 15,000 kilo-

— $429,802 contract Dublin. Mountain — Terry saw

Martinez for highway

Round

for

asks

$24,000,000 for 1919 California Packing Co. this crop. year will pack about 10,000,000 cases of fruits, vegetables and specialties, or about 50 per cent greater than three valley fruit growers oryears ago ganize bank with capital of $500,000. El Centro 32 cars lettuce shipped in one day, value $52,000. Sacramento Power and irrigation

— —

covering expenditure of $40,000,000 filed with State Water applications

December. New fruit and vegetable Gridley plant to employ 400 people. Byron Springs ^To build modern



1

1

10 More Apply for Memberships

— —

Assn. plans erection of cannery. Placentia Arcade court of eight buildings to be erected. Angels—$100,000 to be expended

visited the California

for

starts

for

Bakersfield

oil

will

be benefited by erection of new $6,000,000 plant of San Joaquin Light and Power Co. Blue Mountain mine to install 20-ton stamp mill. Monterey Large company to erect new homes on Peninsula. Gonzales To have new $50,000 First National Bank. Antioch Knightsen section creates ;

— — —

irrigation 8,000-acre district.

latest applicants are

Associated Hearst Bldg.

Agency,

Service

ber,

Balsamea Company, The, Manu-

Bank Bldg. Barry Company,

Edward, Office and bank equipment, 417 Montgomery St.

Harry S., Canned fruit 244 California St. Gregg Publishing Co., The (PaFox,

broker,

cific

&

Coast

Orient Office), Phelan

Merrill, Richard S., Federal tax adviser and auditor, Nevada Bank

Bldg.

Owl Drug

Co. (4 additional A's), retail druggists, 611

Wholesale and Mission St. Smith

Exhibits

Manire

Commission

Academy

Among

these

in

of Sci-

since the

Y.

of

Felts

and

Wilcox, B. B., International Secty. M. C. A., 347 Madison Ave., York.

Septem-

were more

figures are interesting in

view

the fact that the .Academy plans

further to enhance the value of its by installing the Steinhart Aquarium, which, it is claimed, will hold the finest salt-water and freshwater fish exhibit in the world. The Academy devotes itself to the exhibits

educational and scientific interests of California and has become one of the foremost public institutions in the state.

Co.,

St.

Co.,

New

BUSINESS WANTS

than 100,000 children.

These

&

canvas, 765 Mission St.

than a million persons have

Golden Gate Park

1916.

528

facturers of Leptinol, First National

Tingue Brown

opening of that institution

reservoir.

struction of

The

ten

Brokerage, 112 Market

mill

—Votes $90,000 bonds new con—Work $90,000 — 100 companies

more firms applying for membership in the Chamber this week, the membership committee has filed 71 applications in the past month.

on deep mining development.

Many View

school building.

Chamber

in With

Bldg.



Corona Old Temescal tin mine to be pumped out and developed. Growers' California Riverside

More

and

n larkcts

locate

.

in



ences in

of

32, ret jrni ng fr om Europe, with hrm having Australian ng in this with view to Highest credcn lals fnr rr.l lo ave college unt of eye t oub r w oul.l like outside Has been ork in Orient or S mlh .\n erien e handling and had so 1 oil fields. eight; also has don "° rk

;

to

Porterville

rates.

hotel.

ki mvl.
417— .\ustralia,

esires

$29,000

received

ers

Good

electric

let

enlarged to employ 800 men.

Lodi

Needles

Commission

erect



watts.

let

company — Gas and increased San Jose — Prune and apricot grow-

Richmond — Santa

of

school.

$215,000 hotel. Yreka— Contract

erect

s.

school.

$1,000,000.

sixteenth

Bureau

Filed in Placement

in California Commercial and Industrial News Throughout the State

V

Growers Preserve Company, 24

Cali-

F.. desires to get in touch with concern to handle cold processed fruits, consisting of sfrawberries, blackberries. logan-

forni;

St.,

S.

berries, apricots, etc., in Eastern territory.

Chinese import and export house, with main S. F. and branches in Shanghai and shortly sending representais

office in

Hong Kong,

to those ports, and is interested in securing agencies or representation of firms packing or dealing in canned fish and all food products, also anv items of merit salable in China. Now in market to buy 5000 secondhand flour sacks. Apply to Information De-

tives

partment of Chamber of Commerce. Apple, Van Raaltc & Co., 24 California St., S. F.. wish to secure the agency or agencies of independent packers and dried fruit associations for the Middle West and the East.

Knlght-Counihan Printing Co.

:

Pubiic Li Or dry, Hay 68 & Franklin Sto, San Francisco,

''.

The Commereial,

Financial, Industrial

Inme 7

and Governmental Metropolis of the

Aid Offered

Drumm

St.

Feb. 20, 1920.

Chamber Prepares Data for. Your Campaign



Read Letter on This Page It Shows How Advertising Idea

of Commerce, Frimcisco, Calif.

Chamber San

Attention:

is

Mr. Levings:

Gentlemen

and

you upon the very

effective

man-

ner in which you have presented in the current issue of the

We

believe "Activities" the idea of "selling" San Francisco. that if every commercial institution in this town would adopt "sellwork in really this slogan and set their organizations to ing" San Francisco everywhere they go, the benefits to the community and to the individuals would be inestimable. You may be assured we are going to give it all the support we can, and we should be happy to see a continuation of the

Chamber's

efforts

along the same

we

and

Very

of

make

the

Commerce

is

not going to to

bear the

We

are

going

to

go right along

much pracwork will be

with you and give you so tical assistance that the

easy for you.

:i

we

ration of data ideas

If

CO. Teager.

to

Francisco

burden alone.

a

J. S.

San

and leave you

you want

big

have begun the prep-

which will

that will

San Francisco

truly yours.

WELLMAN, PECK & (Signed)

California,

Chamber step aside

t
are,

Francisco

advertising "sell" San Francisco

Already this

San

all

advertisers

California

tlieir

lines.

Congratulating you again upon the presentation of subject,

Gaining Support

Having urged

We wish to compliment

Number 9

SELLING CITY

in

WELLMAN, PECK & COMPANY 335 Embarcadero and 414

Coast

Pacific

February 27, 1920

Every Friday

in

you

your advertising.

to join in

community

write and ask the

assist

help in "selling"

making

movement,

Chamber

of

{Contintied next page)

this

just

Com-

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Growth

of Business

THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL

Hinges on City's Upbuilding

John Francis Neylan, Publisher

Community Advertising Means Boost for You as Well as City Chamber Offers Help.

My

Two Letters

in

dear Mr. Levings:

Adjoining Columns

Response

Indicate "Selling

February 18th, 1920.

Idea

to

San Francisco

I

of

have yours of February 13th, calling

proposal of the

First."

Chamber

tising originating in page

{Continued from

merce

to

make known

one)

put you on the mailing

list

of

Commerce

my

that

attention to the

foreign adver-

all

San Francisco be used

as a vehicle to

to the rest of the country the advantages of

San Francisco.

for this idea-producing information.

We

this

depend-

able data and you will have a

numer-

ous

field

which

from

varietv

with

choose

to

of

think

it

an excellent idea and

You may

All

.-Iddresu,! to

known

that

it

"selling"

this

MR. W. H. LEVINGS,

Call.

sincerely yours,

Publisher.

Director of Publicity,

Chamber

of

Commerce,

Merchants Exchange San Francisco, Calif.

who

being addressed to everyone

heartily in favor

be

to

and California

idea for San Francisco

am

JOHN FRANCIS NEYLAN,

(Signed)

we want

I

count on the co-operation of the

Very

.\nd right hcie generally

is

it.

material.

youl

is

I

whole

are going to co\er the

and State

local

has any direct or indirect contact or

Bldg.,

influence over any sort of advertising, either local or national. If

you are

you

advertiser,

a local

can make your advertising more

BURROUGHS

ef-

by exploiting the attractions

fective

and advantages of the

city or state in

which you are doing business; and

gument

with

applies

even

February 19, 1920.

if

you are a national advertiser the argreater

Editor,

Chamber

of

force.

Arc Getting Results

There

are

some advertisers who

Commerce House Organ,

Merchants Exchange Bldg., San Francisco, Calif.

are doing their part along this line

and they are getting results for themand for their community.

selves

They have subscribed idea that their

not state

grow grow

own

unless

the

to

business can-

their

and

city

too.

They have seen that persistent community advertising means a steady increase in the volume of community business.

the

tising

that

main object

volume

Ad

Club on boostmight interest you to have a copy of The Burroughs Clearing House, which we publish in Detroit, wherein we give San Francisco a little In your

comments yesterday before

ing San Francisco in advertising,

I

the

thought

it

publicity unsolicited.*

Yours very

of business

truly.

W. W. COOLEY, District Advertising Representative for the

Western

States.

of all trade adver-

and they are keeping everlast-

ingly at the business of

advertising

which

Sir:

(Signed)

They know is

Dear

"sell"

making

the

their interests

lie.

their

territory

in

The

publicity referred to above

was a color front page showing

V of Market Street and a section of

its

stately buildings.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

U.

Foreign Trade Imperiled

S.

M AT

when California and whole country faces the

a time

the

prospect of a serious industrial and agricultural slump unless more foreign markets shall soon be found

production of the San Franto oppose and defeat the action of the Appropriations Committee of the House of Representatives, striking out the whole althe

for

increased

United

States, the trade of

cisco

called

is

upon

lowance heretofore made for the support of commercial attaches of the United States and foreign countries.

At Tuesday's meeting

Board of Directors of, the Chamber, the urgency of this matter was forcefully presented and appeal made to all commercial, agricultural and horticultural interests of San Francisco and California to exert their individual and combined influence towards causing the appropriations for the commercial of the

American during of the

ships rather than reduction

this critical period."

That

Chamber

the

United States

of

just as keenly

is

Chamber,

shown by

is

the

following telegram from the United

Chamber

Robert Newtorl Lynch, V^ice-president and Manager States

"At

to

Chamber:

of the local

moment when

the

Pan-American Financial Conference resolution in favor of removing American foodstuffs from prohibitive a

Commerce

alive to the gravity of the situation as

the local

Cut

ove on to Elimiyiate Commercial Attaches, Threatens to Ojf Markets "Vigorous Protests Made by Chamber.

international

commercial relations are the most important in our history and when other countries are greatly expanding their facilities for commercial intelligence, the House Committee on Appropriations has proposed the complete elimination of the American commercial attache service and the decrease of appropriations to the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce by 50% under the current year.

foreign

tariffs.

Bentley asserted that the production of fruit for canning in California probably would be twice greater in 1920 than it was in 1919 and that a serious situation would confront every interest in California unless

new

foreign markets were found for

these products.It was highly desirable, he said, to educate the interests of the Middle Western states to this acute situation

and

to

make them know and

the

coastal

providing

feel that

were one with those

their interests

states

in

the

of

matter of

new markets abroad

for the

manufactured products of the United States which \vere greatly increased under the pressure of the years during the war.

Destroys Devehipiiieiit

attache service to be restored to the

appropriations

"Through two referenda taken

bill.

fore

Other Aid Sought Already the Chamber has enlisted the active support of the

Commerce

Chamber

of

United States, of the National Foreign Trade Council and of nearly all the Pacific Coast of

the

representatives in Congress.

The

view of

serious

the

matter

taken by the Chamber and by trade in general is evidenced by the following telegram, which has been sent by

Chairman Good

the

Chamber

the

Appropriations Committee:

to

of

"Present reports state that your committee has refused money for commercial of

I

'

attaches of

Commerce.

On

Departmcn^ behalf of the comthe

mercial interests of this city, we strongly protest against such policy and believe that instead of curtailment, the appropriation should be considerably enlarged.

Need Increased Markets "Changes brought about by the war and the creation of an American merchant marine demand increased markets for surplus American goods, and I

we

believe

to be

it

the duty of our

I

Government I

!

and assist in building up suitable machinery for the extension of our foreign commerce and the profitable employment of to facilitate

the

war,

organizations

in

be-

the

Campaign

national chamber urged commercial attaches and the development of the

Bureau

Foreign

of

Commerce

and

Domestic

for the assistance of

business

Chairman Marshall Dill of the Foreign Trade Committee, presented the matter to the Directors and strong light was thrown upon the issue by the report rendered by C. H. Bentley and V. H. Pinckney, touching the national questions involved in the recent Pan-American Financial Conference at Washington.

Break

Down

breaking

Barriers

tariff barriers that

down

To

the high

are keeping Cali-

fornia products out of Latin American countries. This, they said, is an essentially necessary preliminary work in opening up new export markets for

Pinckney said California products. that the California delegates had been instrumental in getting through the

increase the circulation of

"The

Nation's Business," which is the offimagazine of the National Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber of Commerce of the United States has begun a nation-wide campaign. cial

"The lished

Nation's

Business"

pub-

is

monthly at the office of the in Washington, D. C, and,

Chamber

as the official organ, carries authoritative notices

and

articles in regard to

chamber.

the activities of the

the day which great importance to business United States are treated from every angle by this magazine, writers of national fame contributing V-'ital

are

men

Both Pinckney and Bentley declare that the greatest problem now confronting trade with California is the necessity of

Magazine

Amer-

concerns in extending Heretofore developforeign trade. ment has proceeded in line with this policy. House Committee's present House next action, if adopted by week, will destroy all the development attained since 1912." ican

to Boost

Circulation of

questions of

of

of the

to its columns.

Instructing rials are

and

interesting

edito-

The

printed in each issue.

"make-up"

of

the magazine

is

made

attractive by publication of clever car-

toons and appealing pictures.

Information gleaned from tions of the country,

in

fornia

is

the

is

represented,

news columns

;ill

sec-

which Caliembodied

of the paper.

in

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

An

Show Big

Statistics

Tonnage Figures

for

October Are

by Chamber

Issued

TONNAGE imports and the port

of

statistics

covering

exports through San Francisco for

countries

r,

An important authorizawas received from the National Foreign Council of New York yesterday, by the Pacific Coast Committee in chsu-ge of the Seventh Nation2il Foreign Trade Convention, euinounc-

Data on

ing that:

do

Trade

Department of the Chamber of Commerce and are ready for circulation. The figures reveal the movement of all

-ding

".\11

terested

with

foreign

San Francisco, and indicate that this world-wide di ibution for its trade. During t' ., month

merchants

of

Ocean countries

in-

foreign

the Pacific in

connected

or

trade

who may

be

in

Foreign Trade Convention May 12th to 15th. 1920, will be gladly allowed to enth

101,089 tons of export^ cleared this port for foreign countries, including Vlaska ind Hawaiian Islands. The l,ii(i'«* individual consumer was t i,.i! while Canada only took one

National

register

as

delegates

regardless

whether they are accredited from any organization or not."

of

r,om us by water. This one ton umprised foreign commodities. Siberia and Scandinavian countries were the next smallest. The largest single item to China consisted of illuminating oil, and amounted to over 29,000 ton

This action was expected to increase largely the attendcince of foreign mer-

'

cheuits

who may now be

ac-

to the convention floor equcil with officiail delegates.

Smaller Than Normal Owing to labor troubles on San Francisco's waterfront during October, the volume of business was considerably smaller than normal. Im-

cluding ands.

124,965 tons,

to

and Hawaiian Islamount 35,000 tons the Hawaiian Islands,

this

originated in the larger items canned pineapple.

being

sugar and Copra and cocoa-

nut products were easily the largest

Of the European countries, United Kingdom is the best consumer, and it led all countries but China in consumption. The commodities largely taken by Great Britain were barley, canned fruits and lubriimports. the

cating

oil.

South Americiin Trade Central and South America led in furnishing commodities imported into the United States, with the Philippines a close second.

Australia exports large quantities of coal, cocoanut meat, and fibres.

While Siberia is in need of tremendous quantities of food, clothing, machinery and other necessities, San Francisco's

total

of

all

commodities

exported amounted to only 47 tons. An inspection of the statement of tonnage movements reveals many important facts to the importer and exporter. Copies may be had on request.

What are you doing to boost the National Foreign Trade Convention meet in San Francisco May 12-IS? ">

nu can do something to help and without a great deal of trouble

it

yourself.

to

Little

Why

not

effort,

toward big

case, will tend

apply

in

this

results.

Room

at

1237

Merchants Exchange Building for number of insert appeals to inclose your mail to your customers? one out with each letter.

The

a in

Send

Pacific Coast office of the NaForeign Trade Council has a

tional

number

of these printed appeals which present tersely to the reader the main facts concerning the great May conclave in this city and give the address of

the offices

One

of

foreign

from which further

may

formation

in-

be obtained.

these inserts sent to your

out-of-town

or

customers

might draw one or two visitors to this city during the convention. That would help you, wouldn't it? Send the office boy around for some inserts.

Opportunities for Foreign Trade Extension

in-

Alaska

Of

Conclave Available

Your Use

that will

credited

tons.

amounted

May for

with

San Francisco during the Sev-

city enjoys a

ports

Insert in

tion

October, 1919, compiled by th* State Board of Harbor Commissioners, have been published by the Foreign Trade

cargo to

Your Letter Will Aid Trade Meet

FOREIGN MERCHANTS TO BE REGISTERED AS TRADE DELEGATES

Business Done by Port

3539— Shanghai,

China. Firm in Shanghai for indigo paste, mirrors, plate glass, window glass (equal to fourth grade Belgian), cheap grade lanterns, shoes, cheap jewelry, watches and prints. is

in

the

market

3540— San

Francisco.

British

firm

The Convention

New York to register

secure an active and reliable agent in San Francisco for the sale of currants on a com-

All those desiring procure a card upon

office.

may

application.

NEW PUBLICATIONS

wishes

to be put in touch with firms or individuals interested in acting as agent in San Francisco for their non-alcoholic fruit juices. 3S41— Patras. Greece. Exporter wishes to

1237 Mer-

office,

chants Exchange Building, finally has received a supply of registration cards for filling out and forwarding to the

new publications have been by the Foreign Trade Department; "China Year Book— 1920'; "Heaton's Annual" (Canadian Yearbook! "Jewellers' Guide" (Great Britain); "Ladies' and Children's Clothing Manufacturers' Association, Manchester" (Great Britain) "Directory of Joint Standing Industrial Councils, Interim Industrial Reconstruction Committees and Trade Boards with Index of Members" (Great Britain) "General Information Concerning Northern Dominican Republic" (Compiled by American Consul). following

Tile

received

;

;

3542— Amsterdam,

Holland. Importer and wishes to be placed jn touch with San Francisco firms desiring representation in Europe and the Dutch East Indies, either lor exporting or importing. 3543— San Francisco. Firm wishes to be placed in touch with parties interested in acquiring agriculture lands in Guatemala, from which can be taken quantities of hardwoods and vegetable oil nuts. exporter

;

SERVICE DEPARTMENTS W.

A. Wieland, c/o Recreation Department,

401

PRECIOUS METALS DECREASE Stock of precious metal in this country decreased $51,000,000 in January, the Federal Reserve Board announces. Exports of gold amounted to $47,816,873 and imports to $12,017.551 silver, exports $24,627,678, imports :

City Hall, Oakland, writes Activities that he would like to get into communication with

employers who maintain, or contemplate establishing, service departments for their employees. He says that those employing numbers of boys who would be subject to the provisions

of the

new

state

part-time education in what he

law will be particularly interested lind.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OP COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Chamber Welcomes 76 Ohioans Here to Establish Closer Relations with Cleveland, to be Tendered Luncheon Tomorrouj" Sight-seeing to Follow.

tarty

"T T

TE

V V/

learn doing,

seek to

show

others

what

we do in Cleveland quite as much as we seek to

what our Western friends and the ways they have

are of

doing things."

Thus

does Charles L. Fisher, pres-

the Manufacturers' and ident of Wholesale Merchants' Board of the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, sum up the object of the visit to San Francisco of himself and seventy-five other Cleveland businessmen and their wives.

This party, which arrived in San Francisco yesterday and will remain here over Sun^ ly, leaving for Sacramento at 1 :20 a. m. Monday, is the "Trade Extension Excursion of the Manufacturers' and Wholesale Merchants' Board" and is taking a five

weeks'

tour

of

West and Far

the

West

for the purpose, as Fisher says, of establishing closer commercial and industrial co-operation

between Cleve-

land and those Western

cities visited.

The party was met at the Third and Townsend station yesterday at 11:15 a. m. by the members of the wholesale trade committee of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and escorted to their hotel.

At

Commercial Club. luncheon

will

and

o'clock,

the latter club served at 12:15

be

official

welcome

In the afternoon, the party will be taken on a sightseeing trip by auto. All sections of San Francisco will be

including the industrial zones.

visited,

Sunday has been

left

free by

may

visitors

follow their

own

incli-

nations.

The

excursionists will have visited

twenty-two the tour

is

cities

ended.

the West when From Sacramento,

in

Chamber for yesterday or today. Tomorrow, however, the visitors

the

and their wives will be guests of the

ward Cleveland, arriving home on

Chamber

March

conjunction

in

with

the

Are Endangered

will

visitors

strike

back

Radios for Manila rejected ^\'estern

more

that no

Union

announces

wireless messages to the

be accepted by Philippines company for some time to come. will

sten industries of California are en-

nese tungsten, the Board of Directors

Chamber of Commerce voted yesterday to appeal to Senators Phelan and Johnson for their support of protective tariff bills that are now pending before the Senate Finance of the

pointed out that the President in his message to Congress, May 20, 1919, called attention to the fact that industries created during the war should be protected in some way, and this is held to be sufficient justification for Congress to treat these matters as economic questions rather than politIt is

ical issues.

Committee.

few years that California now

ranks

first in

the production of tung-

sten and second in the production of

Magnesite, which is esin the manufacture of steel, had a California production of 10,000 tons from a single mine in 1913. During 1917 the production was 211,000 tons from 65 mines. magnesite. sential

It

is

said that the bills in behalf of

the magnesite and tungsten industries

have been paralleling a similar bill in behalf of the dyeing industry and that certain Eastern Senators have shown a disposition to favor the dyestuffs legislation, but not to favor the legislation meant to protect the magnesite and tungsten interests.

WANTS

BUSINESS

industries in Cal-

ifornia have raced ahead so fast within a

Due

cable

from here to Manila, upon to tremendous pressure of

the wireless has been called

handle

the

business

usually

and day by

transmitted

night

cable.

The break came on February 15 and the rush of business to the radio has been so tremendous that the WestUnion

unable to care for it. company has acof messages which, it announces, are subject to fifteen days delay.

At

is

the present that

cumulated

William Hauck, 126 Liberty St., New York City, desires to secure accounts to represent San Francisco manufacturers and jobbers of vege-

the

to a second break in the trans-

Pacific

ern

These two infant

to-

11.

The Magnesite and Tungsten Importation Perils Local Production

dangered by importation of a cheaper Austrian magnesite and cheaper Chi-

the

entertainment committee so that the

Because the visitors are desirous of visiting the trade and business houses with which they have connections or with which they seek to establish connections, no programme of entertainment was arranged by the local

Industries of California

Because the magnesite and tung-

San

to

Francisco tendered by local merchants.

hundreds

table oils and chemicals.

The Tweedy Company, 238 mento

St.,

San Francisco,

Sacra-

African woods. Jess

Bank

U. S. Supreme in Oil

desires to

get in touch with firms interested in handling palm kernels and French

O. Eastman, Citizens

State

Estimated production of 370,000,-

000 barrels of oil in 1919 in the United States, or two-thirds of the total

output, emphasizes the relation

Buhl, Idaho, wishes to obtain an agency for a building and

of the oil industry of this country to

loan company.

has produced 57 per cent of the world's total output of 7,000,000,000 barrels since 1859. With the Mexican fields, developed largely by American capital, it is supplying the bulk of the world's oil requirements.

Bldg.,

son

Street,

&

Co., 481 JohnPortland, Oregon, are

Carney-Maloney

open for lines to handle on a commission or brokerage basis in Oregon and part of Washington.

world

industries.

The United

States

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

82

IAN FRANCISCO Chamber of Commerce

Activities, entered as second-class matter January 7, 1915, at the at Sin Francisco, California, under the act of March 3, 1879. Subscription price. Fifty Cents per I'uhhshed weekly by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.

)l\«t Office year.

For What You

Want

Chamber Supports

New

Know

to

W.

Ship Line

Call

KEARNY

p. R. R.

112

Announces Plans

Company Resumes Handling

Own

of

Via Canal Mann

Seth

Back

to

Steel Products'

Plea for Permit

The \Vestern Pacific Company announces that, March 1, upon return of roads

INTERVENTION

on behalf of United States Steel Products Corporation for the petition of the

Panama Canal was

through the

voted yesterday by the Board of Di-

Chamber

rectors of the

Commerce.

of

Seth Mani;, .Atioriirv and Traffic

Manajxer tor th'.- Chaiiilier, who is now in Chicago winding up the aftiirs of

the

Jopiniittee. hi'i'

i!r,-

Western Freight Traffic be asked

«i!l

Interstate

to

The

that the lines of railroad owned by the United States Steel Products Cor-

poration are only spur track mileage operated in connection with their own plants in this country and that their

whole railroad

interest

no sense

in

is

boat

Eighth and Brannan streets for and forwarding of both merchandise and carload freight will be reopened on the same date also the ;

Commerce

The

The Acriculturo ent

IJiparUneiit of the

Wasliu.gton

al

proliiliit llic

,-,

announrps impor

,

,

th:,,

.J the

modified so as to meet, objections of the points. visions

from

Such contemplaled action

at

t'le

Board ested

i

offices of the in Washington

may

be heard

buds ard

will be nber of plant

prevent njuD of .Agriculture has called 1

The ng

to be held

Federal

March

either

9.

in

Th persi

It

will

it

tracks

Oakland mole,

instead of via

Dum-

barton and through the Bay Shore terminals, as has been the case during federal control in other words, the ;

Western their

Pacific

individual

will service

re-establish to

San

the

Francisco public both as to passenger

and freight business that existed prior 1918.

to

consolidated

station

arrange-

ments

in effect during federal control Sacramento, Marysville, Reno and Elko also will be discontinued on

at

March dling

1,

the

their

Western

own

Pacific han-

affairs

at

those

points.

not exactly in line with that

advice the

but which its authors think Commission will accept.

The most tariff

stated

will

important points be

the

refrigeration

in

the

establishment of per car charges and mel-

fruits, vegetables, berries

ons in

official

to shippers using such service, because they would have no time in which to adjust their business to the change.

thinks, the

Commission on most contain some pro-

classification

territory

the modification recommended by the Commission. That basis will supersede the "cost-of-ice" basis. Re-

plenishment charges will be published from Missouri River to transconti-

UniU„

of Iru.l slocks, cutings. scions and Asia, Japan. Philippine Islands

.-,iales

Railroad Administration will

publish perishable protective F'reight Tariff No. 1, effective tomorrow,

nental territory. The tariff will carry charges per ton for ice and salt; also charges for heater cars in the territory west of the Indiana-Illinois line.

PLAN BAN ON IMPORTS

1st

Freight Tariff Modified

telegraphed the Interstate

application and urging similar action upon Chambers of Commerce in other cities of the Pacific Coast.

and team track

receipt

with

tion's

freight house

March

at First and Brannan and at Chestnut street. Both merchandise and carload freight will he handled by Western Pacific's own water craft (direct to and from their

Jeffery.

Pacific local freight

at

on

Commission supporting the corpora-

Edward T.

office,

San Francisco and other Pacific Coast ports, the Chamber has to

will

team

Business

streets

The

In view of the fact that the return

interest

they

of

The Western

a competitive interest.

of water traffic through the Panama Canal to the two coasts is of utmost

rail-

quarters in the Ferry have been secured and through passengers between San Francisco and Western Pacific Oakland mole will he accomplished by the Western Pacific ferry

Commerce Com-

The Chamber has investigated this phase of the matter and has found

control,

the

old

transfer

through the canal.

riers

effective

Building

appear

mission in support of the petition of the Steel Products Corporation. It is expected that opposition to the petition of the steel people will be based upon the ground that the corporation owns competing lines of railroad in the United States and hence cannot, under the Panama Canal Law, be permitted to operate freight car-

Railroad

resume handling of their passenger and freight business in and out of San F'rancisco, the same as formerly.

permission to operate a line of steamers

private

to

^—

The Commission

has

revised

its

rules of procedure

on the part of those desire to argue at the conclusion of the hearing before a commissioner

who

or an examiner. The revised rules will apply to all proposed report cases assigned for hearings in March and later

months.

As

revised, the rules allow the attorneys in a case to give notice of a desire to be heard in argument at any time up to the conclusion of the hear-

The old rule required notice to be given before the hearing, at which time many attorneys were unable to ing.

whether they desired to argue then, or later, or not at all. Another revised rule grants five days' additional time to attorneys living west of the El Paso, Salt Lake, Spokane say

The

plan to abolish fee refrigeraon L. C. L. shipments in official classification territory has been abandoned for the time being, on the theory that to make the change on such short notice would be unjust tion, so-called,

The Traffic Bureau has on file a complete copy of the revised rules and Information concerning same may be had by telephone or personal call.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Made

Great Gains

Ship Movements Reported by Chamber's Marine Department

TWO

of the regular liners will leave here next month for ports

This Coast Net Increase of $1,519,000 Banks Made in Month

THE Chamber

of Australia and

The Sonoma

in receipt of state-

ments from the Comptroller of Currency which make an exceptionally favorable showing for the financial conditions of the West. Extracts from these statements are the

given herein. "The returns just compiled as to

National Bank deposits in Reserve and Central Reserve cities as of December 31, 1''1'5, compared with No-

vember

1919,

17,

deposits in

in

show

these

a net increase of

cities

New

Zealand, carrying passengers, mails and freight.

in

Research Department of the is

Passing In and Passing Out

by

In Deposits

$193,-

of

the

Oceanic

of the

Union

S. S.

Papeete and Wellington,

via

Line,

on

sails

the twentieth.

"The

Pacific States

it

will be obseri'ed,

is

show a net inThis amount, for a period of

one month.

Great Gains Made In a former statement the Comptroller makes a comparison of Na-

Twenty thousand

cases of case oil

were brought here from .San Diego b\' water last week. Johnson Line motor ship Suecia, which W. R. Grace & Company the agents, announce the sailing of the above-named freighter from San Francisco on March 1 for Scandinavian ports. This sailing will be of

are

Bank conditions for a twentyyear period between September 7, 1899, and November 17, 1919, in which he states that twenty years ago

States to the resources of all the

Banks

tional

only

is

Under

1899

In

Western

eight

Dakotas, tana,

the

46.78%

of the

Banks

National states,

Nebraska,

of

including the Kansas, Mon-

Mexico, had resources of $204,733,Since that time the resources of the National Banks in those states have increased 500%.. Twenty years ago, these banks held a little over of

the

total

resources of

all

4%

banks.

The

percentage today in the same states is considerably over 5%. Coast Strides Ahead The resources of the National Banks in the Pacific states, including

Washington, Oregon, IdaUtah, Nevada, Arizona and Alasin September, 1899, amounted to

California, ho, ka,

of

$120,905,000.

Since

crease has been

1,340%.

then

The

the

in-

propor-

Bengkalie March 13 and the Arakan March 31. The Tjikembang, a passenger carrier, left yesterday.

Gardiner Mill Company's schooner Alvena arrived in Wellington, New Zealand, from this port, making the run down in ()5 days, which is considered a good voyage for this time of the year. The W. F. Jewett, also owned by the Gardiner, left Brisbane in ballast on February 16 for Humboldt Bay, to load redwood for Sydney.

Give Proper Shippmg Data Proposed

the

Chamber

of

Tuesday

Commerce,

it

is

and finally to set up a national service Washington. Captain Stanford E. Moses, U. S.

at

expected that there will soon be estab-

N.,

lished in this city a Maritime Research Bureau, similar in purpose and scope of activities to the very efficient

local

Bureau

Railway Economics, which

of

for several years has been maintained at

Washington by

the railroads of the

addressed

the

Directors

of

the

board yesterday in behalf of the bureau and said that, in his opinion, it would be of great value to all shipping interests and that eventually both

men and members

business gress

would come

to

of

Con-

depend upon

it

reaus in other portions of the country

information as they now depend for exact information in railroad affairs upon the Bureau of Railroad Economics. The Directors gave approval to the proposition and voted to submit the matter to the Ship-owners Association of the Pacific Coast and the Pacific American Steamship Association, with a recommendation that they jointly undertake the organization of such a bureau.

tion of the total resources of all Nabanks which the National tional

1,700% Idaho, 1,691% California, 1,685%, with other states showing

Banks in the Pacific states held in 1899 was 2.60%. Today, these banks

substantial, but smaller, increases.

for

country.

The

purpose of the proposed bu-

reau is to collect and serve the merchant marine shipping interests of the country with detailed and dependable information upon every phase of the business in which they are engaged.

Wyoming, Colorado and New

000.

to

the impetus given

by the vote of the Board of Directors

Na-

60%.

total instead of

Cheribon, Samarang, SoeraMacassar, stopping at Kobe and

Maritime Research Bureau Department

the banking

land and Eastern States held about sixty per cent of the total resources of all the National Banks of the country. Since that time the resources of the National Banks in the New Erigland and Eastern States have increased 277%, but the proportion of the National Bank resources in those

tavia,

baia.

Tank steamer Devolente has been chartered to carry oil along this coast for the next three or four voyages.

tional

power of the country was mainly concentrated in the East and the National Banks in the New Eng-

Java-Pacific Line, of which J. D. Spreckels & Brothers Company are agents, has the following named steamers to depart from here for Ba-

Yokohama

385,000. crease of $1,519,000."

Mav.

in

line,

touching at Honolulu and Pago Pago, was due to leave on the sixteenth, but a broken propeller may delay her.

The Moano

followed by the company's liner San Francisco, to load during the latter part of April and sail from here early

It

is

proposed to establish

service at

San Francisco and

a

bureau later to

cause the establishment of similar bu-

hold nearly of

the

all

8%

;

Banks

of

the

Among Union

whose National Banks have shown an increase since 1899 at Oklahoma, 1,000% or more are: 6,537% Nevada, 3,275% Arkansas, states

;

;

;

Actual Increases

of the total resources

National

country.

The

exact

the forty-eight states of the

National Banks of California occupy fourth position in the of increase in rates in dollars the

amount and

cents.

California

is

The exact amount $1,000,214,000.

for

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Chances for Trade

Applications for Positions

in California

Filed in Placement

Commercial and Industrial News Throughout the Stale

DISCHARGED SOLDIERS AND SAILORS 419, Bright. position

good service, supplied by the Industrial 58 Sutter street. San Francisco, published merely to indicate trade chances Inquiries regardsections of California. ng particular items should be addressed to agencies in the various towns.

This

News Bureau. s

n

all

Bridgeport

— Southern

er Co. takes over

Pow-

Sierra

Mono Power

Co.



accountant

or

wishes with

24,

cer, desires clerical position initiative will be rewarded.

offi-

where

ability

and

tlK

mcnls and kindred lines. Working knowledge of French. Edinburgh, Scotland, Varsity man.

1586— Young man with

fifteen years expegeneral office and accounting work,

rience in



421 Position in importing and exporting concern. Speak and write Spanish. University graduate. Will go to So. America, China, J.ipan or Philippines if required.

GENERAL APPLICATIONS

also some experience in salesmanship. Can furnish .\-\ references and bond if necessary.

— Wanted

by man of general business position as_ manager or supermercantile line where technical not necessary. Have also had experience in oil fields as superintendent. No objection to oilers outside city, 1587

qualifications,

intending

— Successful

executive for ten ye.irs •seeking new connection. Experienced in factory production and costs, labor management, buying and selling. Will stiirt in any business olTering fair opportunity on basis that will require good performance for good remunera1.5.t4

development planned.

young man

encrKelic,

bookkeeper

as

Good references and experience. —future. College graduate, former naval

420

Bureau

l)urni,,h

knowledge

in

is

SPECIAL NOTICE

Tidewater Southern Modesto R. R. making survey for branch line to

Oakdale.

Yuba



1,000 acres Sutter Babeing planted to potatoes.

Cit>

sin lands



Van Nuys Construction of Beverly-Van Nuys boulevard through Santa Monica mountains practically assured; county ti< reforest mountains, 100,000 trees placed in Angeles forest.

Corcoran

— 320

aci'ja to

be planted

man.

— Farmers making

Dos Palos

San Francisco men for Exeter

— Many

Vacaville

$35,000

erection

oil drilling.

modern bungalows ;

Turlock — Votes $4,000,000 bond Don Pedro Grenada — Parmesian Cheese plant project.

issue for

building addition, daily capacity 200,000 pounds milk.

hotel.

— Riverside — Men form county already company, 8,000 San Jose — National Axle Co. construction modern Ukiah — California Grape Products oil

plant.

of

Co., a million dollar corporation, organized with plans for $100,000 factory.

Manresa -sand

— Starting

plant

of new black introduces promising in-

dustry.



Service for Houston Western shippers

are interested in

Atlantic Steamship Service will be extended to include Houston, Texas, if

—The way some newer

are developing producing holes

is

in

oil

suitable facilities are provided and the

remarkable.

commercial interests of the

South

press a desire for the service.

the

Mountain

field

are getting a sustained production of over 3,500 barrels of

New

crude

daily

ton

oil

without resorting to

pumping.

Amador

City

— Plans

eration of Keystone

for active op-

mine under way.

county hatcheries; Shasta county having oil boom, many locations being

city

ex-

Director L. J. Spence of York told a gathering of Hous-

Traffic

business

men

Southern Pacific

Redding— 10,000,000 baby salmon crowd U. S. Tehama and Shasta

membership

in

the

is

Fulton St. Georges,

Leonard,

recently

that

the

Geary



Fresno 40,000 valley acres to be planted to cotton this season; Kearney vineyard erecting two-stand gin work rushed on concrete building, claimed

for

Rep.

Swedish

St.

Solis & Co., M. E., Importers and Exporters of Coffee and Sugar, 149

California St.

Thorndyke Trenholme Co. of California, Chartering and S. S. Agents, 405 Marine Bldg. Standard Commercial Co., General Brokerage, 136 Leidesdorff St.

three vessels for the Hou,ston trade at One type of a cost of $4,500,000. vessel will carry 4000 tons of cargo at 19-foot draft and the other type 6000 tons of cargo at 21-foot draft.

Four thousand refrigerator cars are to be Pacific Fruit Express Company

built by the this vear so

that care may be taken of the fruit traffic This of California, to the 15,000 now in service, will give a total of 19,000 such cars available to the fruit shippers on Southern Pacific Lines

increased

number, added

on the Pacific Coast,



applied

Chamber during

having constructed

filed.

San Rafael Bay View Carriage Co. erecting addition to plant.

firms

The

average applications for the past five weeks have been sixteen per week. The new applicants follow Baker Food Products Co., Inc., 24 California St. Cereal Products Refining Co., Yeasts, Syrugs and Beverage, 762 the past week.

Agent, 119 Chronicle Bldg. Nakajima, K., Importer and Exporter, 1004 Flatiron Bldg. Overland Publishing Co., Publishers and Printers, 257 Minna St. Pappatos, Stavos, Restaurant, 1101

field.

the report that the Southern Pacific's

Ventura

additional

gravel

pensation in contract if prices warrant. wells

Members Ten

American Line, 268 Market St. McCary. H. D., Publishers'

Company and farmers

The

Sixteen per Week Average of New

Volcano More than half million expended by firm developing local

—To

Spreckels Sugar agree on comaddition to sugar beet

filed on.

to

Oakley and Antioch Districts form 5,000-acre irrigation district.



of

Construction of railroad Blythe along levee to start at once.

start

leases

being erected throughout city Foley packing house adding addition, making it largest plant in valley.

Watsonville

west of Chicago, to

— Planning

acres

to cotton by Imperial Valley

to

as largest of kind

cost $1,500,000.

CANDY APPETITE KEEN No

industry is growing by leaps and bounds in the West like the manufacture of confectionery. The Western people take to confectionery like a duck to moisture. Combined with soft-drink and ice cream parlors, cigar

;

outstripped hardw

and farm machit

Today's announcement

states that construction will be started at once

and will involve an expenditure of from $15,000,000 to $16,000,000, One thousand of the cars will be built in the Pacific Fruit Express shops at Roseville and Los Angeles, with the balance distributed so as to assure earliest possible delivery. It is expected that the first cars will be ready in May and that the major part of them will be in service in time for the fall shipments.

f'ayee

&. Franklin Sto, San Francisco,

ume

The Commercial,

Financial,

Industrial

7

and GoTemmental Metropolis of the

r r> -J Every Friday

All

,

March

Banks Should

Bankers' Actions

f-

5,

Number 10

1920

SELL CITY Community Ads Medicine for

THINKS OF IDEAS

TO BOOST CITY

Health

Pacific Coast

i«fi«

WHAT ONE FIRM

Barometer of S. F.

nM

City's

Ills

February 28, 1920.

PUT

your

finger

on

the

left

wrist of a bank and you will get the true pulse of a whole com-

San Francisco Chamber

miiiiity. If

the

Your

community

be healthy ami

or healthy and lazy, or seriously sick, or feverish, or sluggish, the condition will be sharply regisactive,

tered by the bank.

But being

pulses,

merely,



is

not

very much of a job and banks being conscious pulses, are beginning to see that their larger service lies along the line of curing and avoiding the ills they have so long recorded.

Community banks



their

doctors,

medicine,

are

of

Com-

merce. Gentlemen:

"Make

interesting

and practical

Your

Advertising Sell San Francisco" idea deserves action and support by all wideawake, progressive San Francisco advertisers.

We shall be pleased to recommend to our clients that they adopt such dual functioning copy so as to sell not only their products, but their city. agree with you that "the Beld of action is inexhaustible," and you can rely upon this organization to co-operate with you

We

in

our part

of this field.

Cordially,

these

H. S. (Sgd.) Vice-president,

community

advertising.

McKAY, F.

San Francisco banks are not being the matter of

making San Fran-

San Francisco, but because they form a major interest in the community and because each of them can be a great power for good in the work of increasing the volume of communitv business. cisco advertising "sell"

Eventuall) the Chamber of Commerce will address its appeal to other principal advertising interests in San hotels, newspapers, manFrancisco



ufacturers, sale

and

motor car dealers, wholemerchants all will

retail

common with

Banks, in advertisers,

vertising

will

be

will

make

they

it

find

more

that

more

all

other

their

effective

adif

attractive by the

and textual matter that will catch and hold the interest of readers everywhere matter that will incline them favorably toward the community in which the advertiser is doing business. If you combine beautiful or unusual scenes with convincing facts and figures in every bit of advertising that you put out, you will then be making your advertising "sell" San F"rancisco and California and after a while you will find that this persistent presentation of San Francisco and California is definitely selling use

of

pictorial



;

The Geo.

Eberhard Company.

singled out because they are offenders in

receive the message to make their advertising "sell" San Francisco and

California.



\our own business as well as increasing the whole volume of community trade.

The Chamber

of

Commerce

is

helping you to do this desirable thing.

We every

are

phase

preparing brief data on of San Francisco and

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Wins Boosters"

"Selling City Plan

Feb. 2S, 1020.

Chamber Offers Data

Chainhcr of Commerce.

Gentlemen:

Help

to

Your campaign

Community Boost

of

Available

— Keen

knowledge

Business

San Francisco" was

To

our minds there

is

hearted response will give the

are

sure to place yourself in line to Ask this informative data.

Sell

This organization



will co-operate with

At your

JF/RG.

(Sgd.)

San

also to respond

Referring

More Apply

for

Memberships

to

of

Commerce.

your item of "Sell-

San Francisco, we would like much to co-operate in any way possible toward the advertising of our ing" very city.

Like

Chamber

and distributors

wholesalers

of products,

we do

not do any exten-

sive advertising.

for

last

member-

week.

They

are as follows:

Charles,

Belknap, Battery St.

Bosserman

&

Shipping,

280

Mertens, Public Ac-

countants, 265 Mills Bldg.

Dalton & Schmitt, Brokerage and Commission, 244 California St. Druggists Wholesale Supply Corp., Liquors for non-beverage use, 231

We

however, enclose copy of our letterhead, and as we have correspondence extending to all the principal ports of the world, would be very glad to receive from you any suggestions concerning data that you think would be of interest in advertising San Francicso, that can he printed on the side or bottom of herewith,

letterhead in question.

Shipping, 280 Battery St.

Of course, the bottom of the page cannot be used until after the Foreign Trade Convention, as that space, as you will note, is already taken. Assuring you that any suggestions

West Coast Rubber Corporation, Automobile tube mfrs., 301 Hum-

appreciated,

Clay St. General

boldt

writers,

Bldg.

Steamship

Corporation,

in

this

direction

Western UnderFire insurance, 210 Mills

we

from you will be

are

Yours very

Bank Bldg.

Wichita

you

in

any campaign for the

service, ahvavs,

Foley, Advertising Manager.

.1.

February 27, 1920.

Feb. 27, 1920.

San Francisco Chamber Gentlemen;

Chamber

their whole-

of undeniable

What Two Others Think

it

into practice.

ship in the

new first.

and have

write and tell us that you adopted the idea and are putting

Seven firms applied

to this

ROOS BROS.

"sell" advertising California Francisco and California.

in

them quickly, sell them well and community an advertising force

your work.

reading the letters presented herewith, you will see that keen advertising men are responding to this idea of making San Francisco and

7

all

betterment of the "home town."

By

want you

to

strength.

show you samples of this form we have of community advertising plenty of them and they will help you

We

a greater

and

boosters and their boosting requires only sincere direction

all loyal

and concentration.

receive

in

As we understand

of the state

an ideal opportunity to give impetus

They

immensely

idea.

advertising idea by selling "Sell San Francisco" to San Franciscans

advertising individualistic.

Be

happy inspiration and we

San Francisco beyond the borders

of

California life, and this is going to be given to all advertisers to assist them to ideas that will make their

us to

a

the thought to e.\tend

originated with

foreign ports.

Backing Idea

Is

campaign was

the

it,

Samples

to "Sell

wish to compliment you on the timeliness of the

"Selling"

Great

(Sgd.)

CEB/FE.

Chamber of Commerce. Dear Sirs: you have not already done su, on your list the special data on San Francisco and California for use hy advertisers in advertising our state and this city in their regular adverIf

will you please place us

receive

to

tising copy.

Please send this data to our in care of the writer.

marked

office

With

best wishes.

The

Very truly yours, H. K. McCann Compani. Theodore Watson.

(Sgd.)

MANY EXTENSION CLASSES Spanish is to be taught bv the ExtenMrni Division of the University of California ti students for trade with Central .tiiii South American countries, the San Franci^f oHice, 140 Kearny Street, announces. Wednesday evening an organization mo. ing of three classes was held at 1337 Sutnc Street, Emanu-El School. An element.ir, and an advanced class were formed. ToniRht train

'

commercial Spanish starts. In tlii^ instruction is given in Spanish correspondence, the preparation of catalogues and circulars and the reading of Spanish comnnra class in

class

cial

reports.

French classes also started last night. Auto repair and construction classes meet High School tonight, other ng been given at the Cogswell

at the Polytechnic

truly,

S WAYNE & HOYT. Charles E. Brown, Mgr.

Polytechnic School. T'

th and Fotsom Thursday evenings,

electricity will meet tonight at icisco Polytechnic High School, and Frederick Street.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

City's Beauties Stir

Ohioans

A/fore Wonderful Than

^*^

ON

Saturday forty-odd business of Cleveland, Ohio, and ladies were entertained 3t luncheon by the Chamber and the San Francisco Commercial Club in

Tiaples,

is

bay and city burst suddenly on the astonished gaze of the visitors. Many

bers under the chaperonage of Supervisor McLeran, the party separated,

their

were the expressions

some going

of

wonder and

awe

as the marvelous view unfolded before their ejes.

room of the latter The occasion was the Trade Extension Excur-

"More wonderful than Naples" "Most beautiful sight I ever saw"; "This is something we will never for-

of the Manufacturers' and Wholesale Merchants' Board of the

"I had no idea of the real beauSan Francisco before to-day" and many similar expressions were heard from all sides as the autos came to a stop by the roadside and the occupants piled out to get an unob-

organization. forty-ninth sion

Chamber

Cleveland

Commerce.

of

The announced purpose to establish closer

of

the tour

commercial and

ndustrial co-operation between Cleveand and the cities of the West.

The warmthmust

•ended

of

the

have

convinced

they have erred in ncluding San Francisco in their

erary

on former

itin-

tours.

:hem on their enterprise in undertakng the seven-thuusand-mile trip .vhich had its western terminus at 5an Francisco. Supervisor Ralph McLeran, on behalf of Mayor Rolph, extended to the city's guests a most ;ordial welcome. Philip S. Teller, :hairman of the Wholesale Trade Committee of the San Francisco

Chamber

of Commerce, in a short iddress assured the visitors that they .vould find among San Francisco busi-

men

the co-operation

which they

A'ere seeking.

The

speakers were followed 3y Charles L. Fish, president of the local

Manufacturers' and Wholesale Mer:hants' Board of the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce George W. Kinney, president of the Kinney & Leland Company of Cleveland, and William J. Van Aken of Van Aken k Strock, real estate. ;

Taken on Auto Ride

At the conclusion of the speaking entire party was taken in automobiles for a ride around the city. Pwin Peaks was first visited, the approach being made from the western through

St.

Francis

Wood

and

up the western slope of the mountain tvliere the full panorama of ocean.

to the

and others Auditorium.

to their hotels

Auto Show

"Come

at the

Cleveland. San Francisco congratulates you on your enterprise and hopes that the impressions gained on this, the first visit of many of your good citizens to the far Western Metropolis, are as favorable as those made on us by our contact with them." That is the farewell extended by again,

the hosts to the

Ohio

legion.

structed view.

Pay Leaving

Chance for Business With Siberia

Visit to Seals

Twin

Peaks,

party wound its way down the boulevard through St. Francis Wood and back over Nineteenth Avenue, through Concert Valley and out on the main drive of the park to the Cliff House, where they assembled on the balcony the

Political changes which recently have taken place in Vladivostok, Siberia, brighten America's chances for establishing sound commercial relationship with that port, according to

view of the famous

the opinion of recent arrivals. Due to the American policy of non-inter-

seal

colony whose members were sunning themselves on the rocks in plain

vention in the local revolution, public opinion in Siberia has swung around

view of the visitors. After the inevitable picture-taking, the guests were hurried through the

to

to get a close-up

home section of the north and shown some of the beautiful which have grown up in the past few years. Lincoln Manor, the Municipal Golf Links, West Clay Park and Presidio Terrace passed in quick review and then the visitors were whirled through the Presidio and out McDowell Avenue, for another view of the Golden Gate and the broad Pacific. A visit to the Palace of Fine Arts aroused keen admiration of its stately grandeur and brought many expressions of regret that the beauty of this last remaining relic of the worldfamed exposition could not be perpetuated for future generations. fashionable side

residence parks

Evidence for Ohio In the shadow of the great dome members of the party passed bareheaded before the clicking shutter of the motion picture machine, recording for the edification of the home folks indisputable evidence of the mildness of a California winter. The journey ended at the Civic Center, where, after a visit to the City Hall and the Supervisors' Chamthe

the

iide

;

ties of

the

not

Extended ll'elcorne George C. Boardman, vice-presilent of the Chamber, presided at the neeting, and in a few well-chosen ivords welcomed the visitors to the :ity by the Golden Gate, felicitating

less

get"

welcome ex-

that

'uests

When

men

the stately dining

's

Expression of Clevelanders

Driven Around City as Guests of Chamber of Commerce.

one of friendliness to

this country. reported that some commodilong held in the warehouses of \'ladivostok now have been released and owners permitted to re-export them to other markets, where they can be sold for cash. John K. Caldwell, Consul General at Vladivostok, was in San Francisco Thursday. Upon leaving on March 16 he will be glad to take data with him for the settlement of pending cases in Vladivostok. Records of such cases may be submitted to the P'oreign Trade Department, where they will be held for Caldwell. He has gone to Santa Barbara for a brief visit. It is

ties

Serbia Needs U. S. Goods Wool, medical

cotton,

supplies

drugs and from America are leather,

commodities which Serbia, cess of

reconstruction,

is

in

her pro-

demanding,

American Red Cross announces. The Minister of Child Welfare of the

Serbia recently issued an appeal to the

American people on behalf of 500,000 orphans there. Tools for shoemaking,

carpentry and agriculture also are

in great

demand, and American firms

going into that country with any of these articles

would be sure of

sales.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES IAN FRANCISCO Chamber of Commerce

7,

I Post Office at

Fifty

Activities, entered as second-class matter January San Francisco, California, under the act of March 3, 1879. Subscription price. Published weekly by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.

year.

For

What You Want

Action

ATTENTION Endorsement been

to

Protect Shippers is

at present

in

has tele-

graphed the Traffic Bureau in connection with the Interstate Commerce Commission's Docket 10826, which the membership will recall was

made

the subject of a report propos-

ing substantial advances in class and rates from Eastern de-

commodity

fined territory to Pacific Coast cities, .IS well as the elimination of commodity

rates

sical

on automobiles, drugs, mucarloads, and all

instruments,

shipments moving

in

less

than car-

load quantities.

In

Mann's telegram, members

af-

fected by the above proposal are advised to address letters of protest to

the Interstate Commerce Commission requesting a rehearing on the grounds that no such increases or changes in rates were contemplated in the original complaint, and before a rate structure which has been in existence

for so long

is

changed,

tariffs

inil Give Advice Traffic

Bureau will be glad

bers:

"It has come to the attention of the State Board of Health recently that certain individuals have been soliciting funds in various California communities for the construction of a another tuberculosis sanitarium in

The association said to have planned the construction of this sanitarium is incorporated, and the socalled promoters are apparently working within the law. The scheme is so fanciful, however, shown by the admission that but $2,000 have so far been collected for an institution that «-ill cost $200,000, with no provision for future maintenance assured, that state.

the feasibility of

it

may

be seriously

questioned.

Git Tangible Results "California desires to take care of

own

its

tuberculosis cases,

new

be seen."

law under which car-

We

will be glad such members as call, or answer questions concerning same over the telephone. to pLice this text before

Thurtell Resigns

Henry Thurtell, who has been with the Interstate Commerce Commission

fore,

it

The

board, there-

advises Californians

who

desire

place

to

where

Members the

contributions

their

locally,

direct and tangible results

are

requested

Endorsement

Charities

NEW YORK According Port of

New

and who recently has occupied the position of Chief Examiner, resigned on March 1 to become

cluding

both

Commerce Counsel

reached

the

to

to

may

notify

Depart-

Home

York, commerce pass-

the directory, and we will give them information at once as to whether the scheme is legitimate or of

otherwise.

"In some instances these solicitors names attached to slips in which room is left for printing additional

get

matter after the signature is obtained. In others part of the contract is so torn oflE that the balance which remains materially changes the obligation which the subscriber thought he

was entering

unprecedented

imports, total

of

$5,505,050,124 as compared with a total valuation of $3,811,756,0.39

the preceding year.

into.

"Very truly yours, "Associ.ATED Advertising Clubs.

"H.

J.

Kenner,

"Sec. Nat'l Vigilance Committee."

Many

solicitors,

in

male and female,

wearing some

style of uniform, are busy collecting money from the public for the support of their particular activities.

Before contributing to any solicitor in uniform, call up the Charities Endorsement Committee Kearnv 112.



WANTS

The 244

firm of Jacob Schlus.sel 5: Co., California St., S. F., is desirous

of securing

and

Use

BUSINESS the

ing through that port last year, ine.xports

Own

Better Business Bureau of the San Francisco Advertising Club: "Directory fakers arc getting busy again, and we would suggest that all bureaus warn their subscribers to be on their guard against solicitors representing fake directories. "Be particularly careful to discriminate between the faker and the legitimate directory, and tell your subscribers that if they are in doubt, to get the name of publishers, the name

BUSINESS

the Collector of

the

ment, Kearny 112, should any person appear making such an appeal. The following notice has been sent out by the National Vigilance Committee of the Associated Advertising Clubs of the World, through the

is

to assist in the control of tuberculosis

since 1911,

for the Southern Railway, with offices in ^Vashington, D. C. Assistant Chief Examiner Wilbur Laroe has been appointed to the position vacated by Thurtell.

and

accomplishing definite results in caring for its own. It does not desire to be a party to any plan that will promote migration of persons suffering

with tuberculosis.

riers are operating.

has

solicitation

California State Board of Health is reproduced for information of mem-

members concerning the proper method of procedure. The Traffic Bureau now has in its file the complete text of the Transportation Act of 1920. This is the to advise the

railroad

a

should

be filed with the Commission covering such changes, and the public given a chance to be heard.

The

Committee to

individual for donations to build a tuberculosis sanitorium in anThe following extract other state. from the "Monthly Bulletin" of the

an

by

MANN, who SETHWashington, D. C,

drawn

of the Charities

at

Cents per

112

Another State Seeks Coin Here For

Raise in Rates Suggested Mann Urges

KEARNY

Call

Let Charity Begin at

Letters Opposing

Seth

Know

to

1915,

New York

exclusive

sell-

ing agency of California food products.

Carney-Maloney & Co., 481 Johnson St., Portland, Oregon, wishes to obtain accounts to sell California products on a commission or brokerage basis in Oregon and 'Washington.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

89

Convention Program Announced General and Twelve Grou[) Sessions 'Will be Held at Foreign Trade Meeting --List of Subjects to be Discussed.

j'our

ALTHOUGH

the speakers

who

will discuss various subjects at

National

the

Trade

P'oreign

May 12 to 15 have not been announced, the general just been received from the national headquarters in New York.

Convention yet

as

program has

ernment value of American the chambers of commerce abroad and the machinery for foreign trade.

program for foreign trade."

body the

for

its

cies,"

Under

general session will

first

discussions

of

relation

the

of

will be four general sessions

will be the general financial situation.

taking up

major divisionals of the subject and the group sessions the analysis and discussion of specific problems. the

The

May

day,

general session,

first

12, wi'l

"Fundamentals

Oi

Wednes-

have for its theme our foreign trade,"

second general session Wednesday afternoon will have for its theme "Imports and exports," third general

How Do You BEC.'\USE tries

is

it

of

strapping

Under imports and

exports will be discussed the function of imports in the foreign trade of the United States; the future of exports and the part played by America's new merchant marine.

The for

its

ship5.

results, the Latin-

American Committee has made inquiries into the most successful means to be

has

this city

made exhaustive

to

the

fourteen

of

S.

its

customers.

12.

Numerous Reasons reasons were given favoring iron over wire. They follow \.

2.

Stands rough handling better.

Easier to readjust when cases or come apart from rough

Best for ments.

long

distance

ship-

Preferred

by

customers

may

be used for re-

It does not cut

into the

reduced

4.

Attempts straps

them more

set it

Its

V'aluable for ports is

to

firmly,

sever

not

where there

much handling and

good

Strong

there

railway connections

wire

good

4.

direct

;

man-

abroad, and the export

ager.

Open

for U.S.

Goods

A

Serviceable ments.

Amer-

business, reports the

Commerce

of

Lon-

in

a letter to the foreign trade

committee of the local Chamber. Valuable commercial and industrial prospects are to be found in this, the largest of

Since

ates.

the British

linking

the

protector-

up of

the

northern and southern provinces in 1914, the future trade of the country is believed to be capable of unlimited

The

chief imports, says the

Chamber,

for

sene,

etc.

consist

of

light

nearby

ship-

Official

London

manufactured salt,

statistics

kero-

show

that British trade in Nigeria, which in 1900 was valued at $15,000,000 per annum, had trebled in 1913, while in 1918, in spite of the severe effects of the war, it reached its highest figure of $85,000,000. The value of native product exported, exclusive of tin ore and gold dust, has likewise steadily pursued an

upward

The consist

for

handling.

sealed

loosen

necessary

wood

cost.

1.

2.

to final destination.

making

be-

the reasons favoring wire

are

to

foreign trade insurance

goods, textiles, hardware,

cause cases packing.

Among

?,.

;

selling

expansion.

Gives best protection when goods are carried to interior on

dores.

Prevents pilferage.

trade

in

be opened so easily with the hooks used by steve-

3.

importing; merchandising and forwarding; banking service for foreign

don

surface.

when goods

adjust

to

are these:

Cannot

;

Chamber

like wire.

Numerous

for

ican

mules. 1

credit

;

financing foreign trade foreign trade practical problems of foreign trade; inland transportation for foreign trade; ;

advertising

American

;

1

information

Nailing of straps further pro-

handling. 'X

as education for foreign trade

tects contents.

split

10.

Among the themes for the twelve group sessions will be such subjects

wonderful opportunity to sell United States goods to the British protectorate of Nigeria is open to

Easier

firms

complaint had been received from

fourth general session will emfinal declaration of the convention in other words, a summary of things done and reference to committees of problems to be worked out.

Nigeria

Has more holding

relative

approached during the inquiry, four favored iron with the iron eight favored strapping reservation that wire be used in special cases; one firm favored wire, while another used wire because no that

The

straps or break wooden sides or tops of boxes, to steal goods.

7.

in-

merits of iron and wire strappings, the committee says. The firm's report shows as

;

have to pass inspection at ports and then transported again.

of the largest exporting firms

vestigation

tariff

6.

used for packing.

One

on the

Strap Cases?

to

and future business

divisionals discussions

reorganization of the foreign service of the gov-

upon the proper foodstuffs

third general session will have

need for a bargain

Latin-American counthat their safe arrival depends

ments

;

;

come

the convention and twelve group

sessions, the general sessions

in

the

America's productive capacity to foreign trade and the second discussion

There of

Thursday morning will have theme "Foreign trade poliwhile the fourth general session on Saturday will discuss "National session

level.

principal of

raw



Nigerian

material,

exports

chiefly

oil

and oil-seeds which form the most important of the staple exports hides, skins, cotton, cocoa, rubber and tin-ore.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

U.

Foreign Trade Saved

S.

M THE

battle of

tlic

local

Cham-

foreign mar-

ber to preserve

American goods and

kets for

ove to Eliminate Commercial Attaches Defeated "House Votes Money to Promote Central and South America Trade.

Trade Council and nearly in

the

all

Con-

Pacific Coast representatives in gress,

the fight to prevent serious

American production of at a time when it imperative that all such business be kept going at top speed to give employment to all and re-establish the trade of the United States.

000 for promoting trade with South and Central American countries, an action which materially should benefit the port of San Francisco as the ship-

thus prevent a possibly serious indusand agricultural slump through

crippling

and manufacture

ping

overproduction, has been won.

is

countries.

trial

Tuesday the House of Representatives, by a vote of 210 to 39, desub-committee on approwhich had eliminated from

the

feated

priations,

appropriation bill the necessary money to continue the Department of Commerce foreign trade attache the

service.

So sweeping was the victory that the House not only passed the money for commercial attaches, but also voted to increase from $175,000 to $325,000 the appropriation for em-

Action of the House followed strong representations to Washington on the part of the local Chamber,

ploying trade specialists to

which

agents.

last

week

enlisted

the

assist-

ance of the United States Chamber of Commerce, the National Foreign

make

in-

vestigations abroad and for the publication

reports

the

of

Without

debate,

too,

of

consular

House

the

approved an appropriation of $100,-

P.

I.

Gentleman desires

to

manufacturers of billiard and pool tables, balls, cue tips, slates, billiard clothes, cues, racks, chalk, rubber cushion, touch

in

with

leather pocket, velvet, plush, etc.

3545

would

— Madrid, like

to

Spain. Exporter of saflfron get in touch with firms inter-

— Shanghai, the export of

3546

Firm specializing would like to handling above men-

China. silks

get in touch with tioned articles.

firm

and

tea



3547 Penang, S. S. Importers of hardware, building materials, estate supplies, chemicals, etc., would like to get in touch with American manufacturers.

3548— Penang. S. S. Importers of tin. provisions, wines and spirits, tobacco, cigars and cigarettes would like to get in touch with .i\merican manufacturers.



3549 Penang, S. S. Import and export handling electrical goods, drugs, chemicals, oils, patent medicines, toilet articles, inks, rubber coagulant, ointment, etc.. like to make busi ctions with Amerfirm

S.

S.

Chinese

"The real

Further details on

3552— Bombay,

India.

file

this office.

Gentleman

would

be put in touch with manufacturers of

toys and toy manufacturing machinery. 3553 San Francisco. British manufacturers would like to make connections with persons interested in purchasing railway wagons.



— Dunedin, New Zealand. Firm communicate with persons

3554

defirms

or manufacturing super-phosphate or acid phosphate who would be interested in export trade. 3555 Local business man San Francisco. going on extended tour of U. S. wants to sires

action of the

of the value

to



IMPORT, EXPORT RECORD Record-breaking foreign

trade

imports

statistics

for

feature

January.

figures show that in January imports were only $213,000,For January, 1920, the total stands at $474,000,000, which is $93,000,000 more than imports for December, the previous month. Great increase in exports also is

These

last vear

000.'

shown by

the official

statistics.

In

January, 1920, $731,000,000 worth of goods were shipped out of the United States, $108,000,000 more than in the same month of ]^]^.

which the country's

IMPORTS $100 PER HEAD Importations of New Zealand, with a population (tf 1,200,000. amounted in 1918 to $117,934,488— almost $100 per capita. Twenty-one per cent of these imports were from the United States.

ADVERSE TRADE BALANCE Greater shipments of various commodities from the United States to the markets of China and Argentina are necessary for the improvement of adverse balances of trade against this country, says "Nation's Business." Unless export shipments are increased further it will be necessary to make heavy inroads upon reserves of gold held here to liquidate the adverse b.ilance of trade.

busi-

men

London, Paris, Madrid, Buenos Aires and

centers

as

Rome,

Tokio,

Pekin."

at a

Glance

San Francisco to

Wholesale and jobbing trade, fair good Retail trade, generally good Manufacturing and industry, gen-

erally active;

Collections, fair to good

;

Country conditions somewhat improved still

by light doubtful.

rain,

but prospects

'

,

'

Seattle Wholesale and jobbing trade, good Retail trade, good Manufacturing and industry, act;

ive;

,

Collections, good.



Straits Settlei

a

attaches.



handle lines on commission basis. 3556 Enterprise, Kansas. Flour mills in Enterprise, Kansas, are interested in making connections with exporters of flour to South America, Central America and the Indies. 3557— Minnesota Transfer, Minn. Dealers in lubricating oils and greases would like to get in touch with San Francisco exporters. 355S Party would like to get ffi touch with manufacturers of machinery and for the preparation of coloplione oil, naphtha, etc.

House shows

place on the work of these It is particularly helpful to business at this time that representatives of America's commercial interests are to be continued in such ness

establish importers of raw

like to

those

understanding by the members

merchants

business connections with products from the Straits Settlements, and exporters of chemicals, aluminum ware, dyes, boots and shoes, clothing, cotton goods, oils and greases, food products, hardware, motor accessories, motor cars and

with

trade

issued the following statement:

to

cycles, etc.

ested. in

3551— Penang, wish

for

Trade

Foreign Trade Opportunities 3544— Manila, get

center

Commenting on the vote, the United States Chamber of Commerce has

^ '

Spokane Wholesale and jobbing

trade,

good

Retail trade, favorable Manufacturing and industry, ive

;

Collections, good

Building conditions, active.

Portland Wholesale and retail trade, good Manufacturing and industry, fair Collections, good

Weather

ideal for plowing.

Los Angeles Wholesale and retail trade, good Manufacturing and industry, ac ive

Collections, good.

;

act-

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

New

Passing In and Passing Out

Enterprises

Up

Opening

Ship Movements Reported by Chamber's Marine Department

in

THE

This City

barge Acapulco has been for a voyage from the Pacific to Callao with The American Finance &

fixed

Industrial

Bureau Data Shows

Growth

NEW

in

lumber.

Manufacture

Commerce Co.

In a report made this week, the bureau points to the healthy-

The Br. Schr. Ysabel is bringing a cargo of copra to Geo. Wills & Sons, having sailed from Raratonga, Cook Island, February 3.

condition of San Francisco in giving out the following data: S. Ray Mfg. Co. (Inc.), man-

The hull Koosawin, purchased recently by the Chas. Nelson Company

of

recorded

are

business

the Industrial

Bureau

by

of the

Chamber.

W.

burning of ranges, oil equipment, metal wares, marine specialties, are enlarging their plant by ufacturers

the construction of a one-story steel

frame, brick and concrete building on their block bounded by Bosworth, Rousseau and Jlilton streets and the P. tracks, covering an area of S. 24,000 square feet and costing $45,000. The building will be ready for

occupancy about June

1.

The

firm is at present employing 60 persons, but the enlarging of the plant will make employment for 40 additional and by the end of the year a payroll of 150 persons is estimated.

New

Establishment

Frank Drake & Co., a corporahas taken over the old John Deere warehouse at the intersection of Michigan, Merriman and Illinois streets, and is opening up a furniture manufacturing establishment. They tion,

e.xpect to be in active operation

about

March and will employ They will spepersons.

the middle of

about forty

bedroom furniture, chairs, and couch hammocks, and will be the only manufacturer of the latter in San Francisco at the present

cialize

in

from the U. being

S.

Shipping Board, into

re-rigged

a

is

barkentine.

She will be renamed the Monitor and will proceed to a Northern Coast port and load lumber for Australia, by J. J.

being chartered

Moore &

Company. schedule of the Matson liner Wilhelmina has been fixed for March 10, noon, when the liner, which has been completely renovated, will steam for Honolulu, and, in the future, will ply in the Island trade, running in company's with the conjunction Manoa, Maui, steamers Lurline, Matsonia, and Enterprise.

The Standard Oil Company's steamer D. G. Scofield took a full cargo of oil to London last week. R. Grace

&

Company's motor

ship Santa Flavia, after being repaired, will proceed to the Columbia river and load lumber for the Canal

Zone, for the account of the above named.

rockers

time.

Erecting Building Chas. F. Nelson, formerly with J. C. Hurley Co. (heating and ventilatone-story brick building on Sixth street near Bryant at a cost of about $9,000, and will open up a heating and ventilating ing),

erecting

is

a

steamer booked to steam from here tomorrow for Corinto, Punta Arenas, and other Central American and South American ports, calling at San Pedro. The Pan-American line will despatch a steamer for Central American ports on March 15 and 29.

pany's

Numerous for

cisco

"Finest"

Hut

Store

after

the

great

fire

of

1906,

has

opened what is considered the finest, or one of the finest, hat stores in America. It is located in the Phelan Building, one front facing Market, the other

OTarrell

Street,

sailings

the

from San Fran-

Orient are

scheduled

Of

the regular passenger liners, the Pacific Mail will despatch the Colombia tomorrow and the Santa Cruz on the 17th; the this

Paul T. Carroll, one of the first merchants to open a downtown store

Steamship ComAnnette Rolph is

The Rolph Mail

business.

month.

Toyo Kisen Kaisha have the Persia Maru on tlie 11th, Seiyo Maru on the 12th, and Korea Maru on the 30th. Inskip,

OUT

Freighters include the sailed on the 3rd,

which

West West

IN

JANUARY

Flour shipments from San Francisco during the month of January by water to foreign

were 169,384 which 132,979 bbls.

ports

bbls., of

CentraJ were for Europe. American ports took 29,060 bbls. Two thousand one hundred and ten were for South America, Japan and Mexico got about China. 5,300 bbls. Exports of beems amounted to 194,932 ells. Barley

shipments

The

W.

OF FLOUR SHIPPED

are the charterers.

enterprises and expansion

BARRELS

169,384

North

United

the

to

Kingdom were 86,465

ctls.

Kasson on the 10th, Eastern Merchant 25th, by the P. M. S. S. Co. the Choyo Maru on March 25 in the T. K. K. service. Struthers &

Dixon send out

the

West Himrod

on the 9th, Hathaway 15th and Eastern Trader toward the last of the month. The Robert Dollar Company will have the West Cadron early and the West Hepburn in the middle of the month. E. C. Evans & Sons, agents for the Isthmian Steamship Lines in the Pacific-United Kingdom service, an-

nounce that the steamer Steelmaker loads at Vancouver March 22, Puget

Sound March 24 and San Francisco April

1,

for

London and

Belfast.

She

will be followed by the steamers Steel

Voyager, Mariner.

Steel

Trader

and

Steel

Taking freight for Liverpool and the Harrison Direct line steamer Tacticion will steam from this port on March 10. The Magician of the same line loaded at Antwerp Wednesday, Glasgow on the 10th and Liverpool on the 12th for Pacific Coast ports. Cardiff,

Tanker Hugoton

will take a cargo

from here to New York for the Standard Oil Company.

of oil

Hull Nakoni, has had her

built at

San Pedro, to Kath-

name changed

erine Mackall.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Paul Cowles Back to Old Position with A. P.

Applications for Positions Filed in

Welcomed

Superintendent

Home

at

Luncheon

where a live young fellow 26 y ge and well educated is in demand. Energetic young man 26 7 lion

— Voung



man recently discharged from wishes position in import and Have export house or steamship company. had 5 years' experience in buying department of large corporation, and 3 years' experience ill steamship work. 422

New

Placement Bureau

DISCHARGED SOLDIERS AND SAILORS lie

I

service,

Ac-

GENERAL APPLICATIONS



Paul Cowles, who has returned to San Francisco to assume his old posisuperintendent of the Associated Press for the Pacific Division, was the honor guest at a luncheon given yesterday at the University Club by Robert Newton Lynch, Vicetion

of

Industrious, energetic young man de12 J position with large commercial concern. Object, to learn the business. Experienced young man, formerly with A2A export and import sales department of Seattle rirm, desires to locate in San Francisco or Orient. Versatile with foreign and domestic products, sales and purchases. 425 Ex-interpreter A. E. F., Siberia, seeks a position as Russian correspondent or as an advisor on Siberian market. sires





426— Thorough with

man

office

and

initiative

executive

salesman wishes

and

ability

chinery supplies, wishes position.

1589— Executive of ability, character proved success, desires connection where muneration is commensurate with abi Experienced as sales director and for representative. Will go anywhere. 1

—employment. Thoroughly

590

desires

Familiar

guages.

experienced young Speaks 5 different with trade conditions

Europe and the Orient.

cally, in

manager of the San of Commerce.

president

and

Francisco

Chamber

New Markets

A

few of Cowles' old San Franwere there to congratuhim and welcome him home after an absence of more than ten years, during which he has superintended

Sought for Fruit

cisco friends

Over-Ptoduction

late

Associated Press service at Atlanta and Chicago. Among those who greeted Cowles were Fred Dohrmann. Jr., J. J. Arnold, Stuart F. Smith, Lawrence W. Harris, B. F. Schlesingcr, Jas. J. Fagan, Geo. C. Boardthe

man, Willard Drown, H. Clay Miland Edgar T. Cutter.

ler

Cutter

now

is

superintendent

of

the Associated Press Service for the

Division and he will return to his old post at Chicago. Pacific

Cowles said that he was frankly happy at being able to resume his residence in San Francisco. He said

knew

he

he was heading into a great work in connection with the

deal of

forthcoming Convention.

National

C. H. Bentley, of the California Packing Corporation, declares that danger of over-production of

American

products unless foreign markets be secured is a subject giving





the

of

state

— that

new

I hope that I leave her again."

10,

and

11

With Harry R. Bogart manager,

paign

gomery

He was

of in

Street,

of that his

tion

countries."

the

April,

NEW PUBLICATIONS

least 10,000.

world event was largely

to

the

'

He was

later

Atlanta jurisdic-

and after remaining there three was promoted to the central

years he

service at Chicago.

Finance Committee, December 1919, Favoring Passage of Longworth Special Agents' Series

tee

of

bv

Those

Bill" (relates to dyes)

FIRE LOSS FIGURES Insurance companies in the United States and Canada have paid out $802,471,000 in fire losses during the past three years 1919 figures just issued show.



hundred

The following new publications have been received by the Foreign Trade Department; "Svnopsis of Testimony before Sub-Commit-

nd Sloat Boule

local

charge of the serv-

shoulders.

half

lilHo

:

No .187— "Jewelry and

Associated

fire of

IN FIGURES

irly

headqua and Jesi

— 1917,

Silverware

in

Chile,

Bolivia and Peru"; Special .-\gents' Series No, 193— "British Industrial Reconstruction and Commercial Policies"; Miscellaneous Series No, SA "Commercial Handbook of China," by Juean Arnold sample copy of "Le Phare," a French publicity journal; "Bolton Its Trade and Commerce" (Great



;

1918,

— Britain) :

1906, and the burden of handling the

transferred

no considerable quantities can be imported under such tariffs. Under our own existing tarif? laws, we are admitting nearly all Latin-American products into this country free of duty. "It seems reasonable, therefore, for California to ask that fruit and fruit products, coming from her most important industry, be treated with more consideration in these Latin-American

charge of the speake ombed for funds during the year.

to at

here during the great

news upon



prohibitive. These countries derive no revenue of importance, as

ERROR

the San Fran drive will begin

than ever before, never will have to

Cowles was for many years superintendent

these

f
import duties in all the Latin-American countries, except Cuba, are unreasonably high prac-

All the way from New York comes a correction of an error in printing of San Francisco statistics publislied in Activities of Feb"Nearly one and a half millions ruary 20. jump in San Francisco bank clearings" should

$60,000 to mair of

San Francisco looks more

me now

up

"The

tically

Referring especially to California fruit, Bentley says that there has been an enormous increase in the acreage of young fruit trees in this state during the last few years, and that when these come into bearing the production will be increased enormously doubled in some varieties. "Considering this prospective increase," Bentley continues, "it is essential not only to fruit growers, driers and canners, but to the general prosperity

opened

be

products.

SCOUTS PLAN DRIVE

and

ice

concern.

markets

Democratic

fellow citizens of San Francisco will help the Associated Press to do its part toward seeing that San Francisco creditably acquits herself of the first national convention she ever has en-

Press.

much

business

"But," he added, "I am ready for big game and I know that my

lovely to

Danger, Declares C. H. Bentley

the

the

tertained.

is

PHONE BUSINESS GROWS Government census 6gures for 1917 showhat there were, at that time, f3,Z74 separate elephone companies in the United States, rhese operated 28,827,188 miles of wire, rnough to girdle the earth 1,156 times. These wires, in 1917, connected 11.716,520 elephones with 21.175 public exchanges many private exchanges, for 1919 will prov stupe

"Chambers

(Great Britain). "Registre Veritas,

of

Commerce

Register"

1919— 17th Supplement,

Nov, 21 to Dec, 10, 1919"; "Bureau Veritas— Monthly List of Casualties for Nov. 1919"; "American Documented Seagoing Merchant Vessels of 500 Tons and Over": "Uniform Contract and Rules Governing Sales of Imported Commodities Made Ex-Dock, Ex-Warehouse or F, O, B, Cars. Port of Kntry, ai Adopted Feb, 14, 1920. by Foreign Commerce Association of the Pacific Coast"; "Administrative Reforms in Korea"; "Guia Oficial— Febrero 1920"; "The Siam Directory, 1920."

Ribijc Ijit:ra.ry, HayeG & Franklin Sto., San Francisco,

;o.

LXJ

CHAMBER or COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

The Commercial,

Financial,

Industrial

and Governmental Metropolis of the

Every Friday

(From Roos Bros.

Are You Helping "The Chamber cisco' to the

world

of



lands beyond our borders. tions



-it

advertisers

Chamber of Commerce make San Francisco's adverin

its

to

local

tising,

and foreign, "sell" the

city.

In

issue

this

are

printed extracts

from a few of numerous letters received by the Chamber in which the idea

is

made

highly commended, pledges are

that the plan will be carried out

and suggestions asked as to the best

methods

for

putting

this

"selling"

campaign into operation.

The be

is

meeting

hearted response. has given

it

movement.

"-ith

One

effective

calling attention of

all

Coast

Call,

March

Number

2)

San Franctsco^7 San Fran-

romance, progress and prosperity to the Boost in your mail, conversation and daily ac-

stories of

help.

its

The chamber appreciates such sup-

it

may

whole-

firm already

V'OU

port and appeals to

This

city's

position

to help.

in

the

depends largely upon the faith of

its

YOU lielp

can help your business and your city by making your addistinctively

vertising

SAN FRAN-

CISCAN. This

"You know and the truth

local

merchant

is

I

know

told regarding

it

would

has

been

that

when

San Fran-

so surpass anything written that people would be amazed to think that they ever doubted what had gone before." That merchant favors "selling" this city.

advertising by clients to the

merchant does not mince words paragraph taken from his let-

ter:

"In my travels throughout the east I have talked to a great many manufacturers of automobiles who are going to Southern California to establish

their

branch automobile assemI have asked them

bling plants, and

what one

is

writes the chamber:

cisco,

this

in this

world

populace.

that

appeal of the chamber,

seen,

Pacific

1920

recently inaugurated a clever plan of 'Selling

wide the

Let's

rapidly are getting behind the

move

12,

soon bring greater prosperity to the good old town."

will

FRANCISCO

SAN

San Francisco

in

to ^^Sell

Commerce

to spread

Ad

March

Then, here's another who gives strong reason for embarking at once on the wholesale boosting plan. And

why

they didn't

come north

to

San

Francisco and vicinity, and the reply has always been that the inducements offered by San Francisco and the cities

were nowheres near

Bay

as great as

those oiifered by Southern California.

Moreover, they that San

said,

they didn't think

Francisco was looking for

anything of that kind." Letters

may

endorsing

the

campaign

be found on the next page.

l:f

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

How Ready

made

Advertisers Regard '^Selling" Plan response by the advertisers of San Francisco to the campaign to "sell" the city Following are excerpts fromnumerous letters received on the subject:

suid general

Chamber.

to the

ANGLO-CALll'ORNIA TRUST

COMPANY San Francisco

March

5,

1920.

We, of San Francisco, have not cooperated with each other, and the time is right that we should start. * * * The one thought that must paramount

be

Referring to the very timely apin

Banks Should

".///

peal,

your March 5th

issue,

Sell City,"

we

are very

glad to advise you that it will be a pleasure for us to advertise. San Francisco in every way possible, in our future advertising. At the present time we are con-

ducting

campaign

a

the local pa-

in

pers, advertising the facilities

and ad-

vantages of our Trust Department. * * * When our Trust Depart-

ment campaign is ended we will gladly make plans to advertise San Fran-

a

that

city

environment interest

— and



in

know

the world

to let

is



that

its

its

an opportunity for action Let's get busy.

for talk.

The

colors up.

They'll (Jo-operate

THE MISSION SAVINGS BANK \'alencia and Sixteenth Sts.

March In

reference

we

advertise San Francisco,

Very

Sidley Company.

Very

Cashier.

THE MISSION BANK Already at It

Sixteenth Street and Julian Ave.

are.

Back Idea

4,

March 6, 1920. Referring to your letter of March 1920, regarding "Make Your AdWhile

vertising Sell San Francisco." the Mission Bank,

owing

to

its

loca-

does not handle the amount of and foreign business that the larger banks of San Francisco do, we are very pleased to adopt your idea, and to receive samples of such informative data that you have. interstate

THE SIDLEY CO. 130 Bush

St.

March

The

5,

1920.

idea of boosting San Francisco

is splendid. Let us all get together as quickly as possible and further this proposition to the utmost. This company is ready with both financial and physical assistance, and offers its serv-

ice at

a

of this

moment's notice for the good wonderful city of San Fran-

cisco.

On two

you will notice which we have used since organization was founded in this letterhead

ideas

our

One

1917.

our

is

"Maid'n California" ;

Our Home

Francisco

trademark,

the other,



the

Assuring you of our co-operation,

we

are

Very truly yours, H. A. Thayer,

(Sgd.)

Cashier.

Here's

what WcUman,

Company have

Peck

&

March 5, 1920. In your letter of March 4th, wc note that you hope to see the application of the "Selling San Francisco" idea in our advertising.

Knowing that you would be interwe are enclosing a portion of of Tuesday, March 2nd, we started the boosting in advance. As we told you before, wc

ested,

our ad wherein

are willing, in fact anxious, to do everything that will boost San Francisco. If you care to supply us with further information regarding your

sent to all their sales-

sure that we will find the space and the opportunity to use it. It's up to you, but we'll help too.

men:

From J. S. Teager, WcUman, Peck & Company. :

March

2,

(Sgd.)

At your service, Roos Bros. James Foley, Advertising Manager.

1920.

Sell San Francisco.

We

Our Market."

ROOS BROS.

campaign and detail items that will make good boosting publicity, we as-

Strong Boosting, This

"San

IVorld

are sending you today copy of current issue of the Chamber of Com-

$300,000,000

restriction

merce

The

may care to use them, it being necessary, however, to provide that should any other concern in our

this idea in

Both of these are offered without to any concerns in Cali-

fornia that

own

of

line

we would

out here, to

limit

Maid'n is

free

business establish

the

use

all

itself

necessarily have

our trademark,

The who mav

California. to

of

other slogan care to use

C. Treat,

Sees IVorth

tion,

H^ill

truly yours,

Dewitt

(Sgd.)

truly yours,

(Sgd.) R. D. Bingham, Assistant to the President.

1920.

to

5th, regarding

cisco in

Bank

6,

your letter of San Francisco selling campaign, as all our correspondence is practically in San Francisco, we would not be able to accomplish very much in this matter. should be pleased, however, tn co-operate in any possible way.

March

We

Sincerely yours.

our future advertising. Will you please send us the data that you are compiling so that we may use some of it at every opportunity? With very best wishes for the success of your efforts to successfully

Make "Well-

Francisco synonymous

have them so when they think of one they think of botli. Keep your

people are hospitable manufacturers stand

as a standard. is

it.

being

is

ready at all times to compete with those concerns in other sections of the world who market merchandise of tlie high quality that we of the West set

This and not

and you know

man" and San

its

offers attractions of large

that

that

our minds

that San Francisco

"knows how"

verse,

is

FOR ROADS

which presents an interesting way. "Sell

government Is spending more than $300,000,000 in the

San Francisco"; boost .all the time. When you sell your town you are selling your house and your line and yourself at the same time and you are getting permanence into your relations with your customers. Besides, when you sell San Francisco you are selling the quality line of the Uni-

organization of the Italian railways. New tracks are being laid everywhere, according to the needs of tli'' various provinces. Gun and ammunition factories already have transformed their plants and are making locomotives, rolling stock, rails and other equipment.

"Activities,"

Italian

,^

||

I

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

2400 Manufacturers approximately SHOWING manufacturers located

in

2400 San

Francisco, producing 1,300 com-

manufacturers of this city ever published has just been completed by the San P'rancisco Chamber of Commerce.

The directory is a record of extraordinary achievement of business, showing the wonderful variety of goods that can be supplied American and foreign markets. Its publication is a step by the Chamber toward its constant policy to give the widest publicity during these times of reconstruction which follow the war, to creative business. The

directorjt will

Chamber

of

go far

The that

Has Eleven It

guide

it

will be invaluable to those

purchase manufactured articles on the San Francisco market and it will bring the factories in desiring

to

Rice

Men

At

a

was voted

to operate as a

subordinate

Building. The inspection department of the Rice Association has been discontinued and all inspections will now be made by the Chamber. Speaking of the new arrangements, President Monroe Green of the M. Phillips

Company

said today:

There are several pages devoted to a complete index and nineteen pages for memorandum purposes. In its compilation, the Chamber has taken the utmost care to include every person, firm or corporation doeasy to read.

ing a manufacturing business, as defined by the United States Census

tions will be published

office

in

San

Supplementary and subsequent edifrom time to

time, the

Chamber

a directory like

will

believing that such

a need in a metropolis

is

San Francisco and

over,

do much

to

"sell"

more-

that,

the statistics contained this

therein city

to

buyers in the United States and particularly to foreign markets where firms easily may obtain authentic knowledge of the production of San Francisco manufacturers and their needs.

he will refer to that particular reference in the Chemical Group.

With Chamber to

"We

that

believe

Commerce

mean

this

affiliation

increased

power

our organization as well as greater

and

policies in

any

way and

will give us the backing of the strongest

commercial body on the Pacific

Coast."

The

present directors of the Rice

Association of California, which in-

cludes millers, brokers, importers and

Monroe Green, M. Co. C. E. Grosjean, C. E. Grosjean Rice Milling Co.; W. W. Katenbrink, Rosenberg Bros. & are:

exporters, Phillips

Co.;

M.

&

S.

Business for

Kuh

with the San Francisco Chamber of will

New

San Francisco

Merchants' Exchange

tivities

moved from 127 Montgomery street to Room 508, Merchants Exchange

Read

to

directory contains 213 pages, attractively printed in bold face type,

of California.

prestige in foreign markets. The new arrangements will not retard our ac-

has

Easy

The

Miscellaneous Products, Paints and Oils, Paper Products, Rubber Products, Textile Products, Wood Products.

ganization will continue the same as heretofore, but this association now becomes a part of the Chamber organization on the same basis as the Grain Trade Association and the Green Coffee Association. the Association

particu-

Metal Products, Mineral Products,

Francisco Chamber of Commerce. The name and purposes of this or-

of

is

Francisco and a factory in the city and county or anywhere in the State

to

office

which he

Bureau, and having an

body under the auspices of the San

The

the line in

larly engaged.

Food Products,

get in touch with a manufacturer of some particular chemical preparation,

general meeting Tuesday of it

By this means an interested person may turn to the page upon which is

Leather Products,

Thus if a business man desires to manufacturers of reach chemical products he will find them grouped If he desires to for ready reference.

Moved

the Rice Association of California,

Divisions

divided into eleven divisions,

be Circulated.

to

Chemical Products,

Affiliate

Organization's Offices

is

as follows:

but every American consul, consular agent and trade representative abroad will be mailed a copy.

tion for industrial plants, as a buyer's

classified section is a distinct

feature of the directory, and should prove of great value as a selling guide.

afield in

Advantages

directory is unique not only in contains an alphabetical list of

This

United States be supplied with this index to San Francisco's resources,

City's

it

and Contents;

shown

every manufacturer, with the name of the commodity produced, but also presents a Classified Material Section in which all commodities are indexed.

Not only will Commerce in the

Offering conclusive evidence of the advantages of this district as a loca-

from which

raw material

their vast quantities of

must be obtained.

.advertising the city.

every

in Construction

closer touch with sources

modities, the first complete directory of

in City

Complete Directory Ever Issued, Completed by Chamber;

F Unique irst

manufacturers of ladies', misses' and children's wearing apparel, have opened a new factory at 1675 Valencia St. This is in addition to the factories which they are already operating at 15 Battery St. and 675 Sacramento St. The demand for their output far exceeds their production and in openBros.,

ing this

new

factory in

the thickly

populated Mission District they expect to have no difficulty in securing the

necessary

help

with

which

to

operate.

Kuh

Bros, at present employ operators, mostly women.

140

;

Cowen, M.

S.

Cowen &

Co.; Charles Bransten, M. J. Brandenstein & Co., and Robert C. Mason, Secretary.

OPENING FOR MILL W.

A. Beer, Secretary Chamber of

Commerce, there

is

Areata, Calif., advises a good opening for the estab-

lishment of

a

sawmill at that place.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Australia Delays Enforcing Ship Preference Acl Requiring License Not in Force

for

REMEMBER!

12 More Apply for

Bear this in mind when filing income tax returns, which must

Membership

be in hy

Monday

The Internal Revenue DepEtftment has ruled that duet paid to Chambers of Com-

Coast

Merchants and Businessmen on

New

merce may be deducted.

INFORMATION

Furniture

been received by the Chamber from A. Carnegie Ross, In a letter British Consul General. tralia

lias

Chamber, the Consul

to the

I

I

Government

Commonwealth

the

of

of Australia that

it

has been decided,

on account of the unsettled condishipping generally, to postJuly 1st next bringing into operation those portions Navigation Act of the Australian \vhich were passed by the Commonwealth Parliament in 1912, and which were to have taken effect as of

tions

pone





at least until

from the 2nd of

"The

this

month.

sections of the

and trade between the

Commonwealth,

the

territories to be

The

territories of

including

the

governed by the Coma mandate, and con-

Emil, Advertising En405 Flood BIdg. F. A., General Agent, Todd Protectograph Co., 1104 Mer. Brisacher,

gineer,

Carter,

Address

following letter from the Fur-

Exchange shows appreciation of the Chamber's efforts to promote the industrial advancement of the cit>'. niture

The

letter,

Day

adressed to C. A.

of

the Industrial Department, says:

"On behalf of the factories exhibiting in the San Francisco Furniture Exchange, I wish to thank you for the wonderfully constructive and interesting talk given by you at our noon-day lunch on February 19. "I

Act involved

relate to the Australian coasting trade

Men

IGrateful for

says:

"I beg to inform you that information has just been received from the

believe

these

short

talks

are

better furniture men throughout the Pacific Coast and I am sure that no one could have heard your talk without being greatly benefited.

making

know from

the expressions that

National Bank BIdg. Clary, Hugh H., Importer and Ex312 Hobart BIdg. Doody & Co., Clarence A., Insurance Brokers, Robert Dollar BIdg. Frenkel & Sansteby, Mecli. and Chemical Engineers, 604 Mission St. Ganz & Co., Frederick M., Food

porter,

Product Brokers, 210 California St. Johnston, D. W., Real Estate, 304

Hobart BIdg. Lauter Mercantile Co., Whlse. Fancy Goods, 37-39 Battery St. Marquard's Restaurant, 401 Geary St.

Means, Thos. H., Civil Engineer, 58 Sutter St. Monteagle & Rixford, Attorne)S at

monwealth under

I

cern:

have heard since, there was no one that heard you but what was much

"The number and description of officers and crew mode of recovering

I

Law, 14 Montgomery

St.

Moore

Stock Rais-

ers,

;

payment of Australian rates of wages legal proceedings and offenses; powers of Minister. "As a result of these provisions, no ing

trade

;

;

vessel will be permitted to carry pas-

sengers or goods from one port in the Commonwealth of Australia to another, or to or from a port in the Territories or between one Territory and another, without being licensed to

engage

"As

in the coasting trade.

the

provisions

in

question,

which are now expected to come into force on July 1st next, are of vital interest to shipowners, charterers and agents of vessels trading with Austrashould very greatly appreciate your courteous co-operation in giving this matter the widest publicity possible for the sake of those concerned, lia,

I

and

also in

emphasizing the fact that

the

commencement

the

."^ct

July

of the operation of has been again postponed until

1st in the interests of those

who

Peterson Co., 317 Hobart BIdg.

impressed.

Pamphlets on Hand

;

wages; accommodation for officers and crew licensing of ships in coast-

List

Twelve mure applications for membership in the Chamber were received during the past week. They follow:

of great value

Americans trading with Aus-

to

Chamber

in

next:

"In closing, I wish personally to thank you and tell you how much I appreciate your co-operation. "Yours very truly, (Sgd.) H. J.

Moore."

The

Foreign announces that

tions for a

41,961,360 travel Oakland En

to

between San Francisco and Oakland, 41,961,360 persons passed through the Ferry Building in 1919, according to figures given out by John K. Bulger, Federal supervising inspector of vessels. In 1918 a total of 38,995,145 were carried by the Southern Pacific, Western Pacific and Key Route ferries.

The Northwestern Pacific carried between San Francisco and Sausalito 6,150,032 passengers in 1919 and 5,460,216 in 1918. Between Port Costa and Benicia 20,576 persons were carried in 1919 and 24,279 in 1918. The Martinez and Benicia ferry carried 313,570 in 1919, 206,574 in 1918, and the Rich-

may have made tlieir arrangements on the assumption that the Act would be effective as from March 2nd, as

ported 206,748 in 1919, 133,075 in

originally intended."

1918.

Rafael

ferry

has on

hand 500

Practice."

Standard American Export This pamphlet has been

issued by the National Foreign

route

mond and San

Trade Department it

copies of "Definitions of Export Quotations and General Recommenda-

trans-

Trade

Council, with headquarters in New York, and is for the purpose of bringing before importers and exporters the necessity for a standard understanding of trade abbreviations so that there might be unmistakable clarity in terms and conditions of sale.

Copies of these pamphlets may be obtained on application to the Foreign

Trade Department.

$1,000,000 Order for This City

A ities

lively indication of the possibilof Australian and Oriental trade

for San Francisco

contained in the Pacific Leather they have just closed a million-dollar contract with one of the largest importing and exporting houses at Sydney, Australia, for leather mats and runners. is

announcement by the

Mat Company

that

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

97

Applying Business to Charity You Wo7i't Buy Without u Give Without Any Stocks

to

IV andman

dropped into your

a

office

asked you to buy some stock, would you purchase without making an investigation? "Wliat a

you

question,"

fooh'sh

"Of

say.

whether help has been given by other charities to persons applying for aid,

such cases the to decide him-

thus preventing the necessity of repeated investigations and reducing the opportunity for imposition and fraud.

However,

bers.

member

all

er or

made.

be perfectly justitied in asking for full information, and the man seeking to sell you the stock

To

money

I

would not

his offer

if

were

legit-

imate. a solicitor for a charity should

your

to

minutes had departed

fifteen

office

after the other solicitor

and ask for

would 5'ou making inquiries

a contribution,

be just as careful in

about the legitimacy of the charity as you were in the case of the stock transaction? Little Difference

There

is

very

difference be-

little

tween the two cases. The difference in the amount' of money involved might be material, but the principle is

When

you give to an unworthy you are doing three things:

Wasting vour money.

( 1 )

(2) Depriving legitimate charities of funds which rightfully belong to

them.

Encouraging the existence

(.S)

who make

charity parasites

it

of

a busi-

ness to live off the public generosity.

Call Kearny 112 that every cent you give to a charity goes for the care of the needy and not into the pocket of the

Kxow

solicitor.

"How

can

I

know

this?"

Call ask. The answer is simple. Kearny 112, ask for the Charities Endorsement Department and that

you

department will

The fined

to

tell

you.

committee's approval strictly

is

local charitable

con-

and

organizations seeking contributions from the general public. philanthropic

No

facts submitted,

contribution

attempt

is

wheth-

should be

Mills College

made

to pass

on the

Alills College

of their teaching staffs.

The

2.

actively

engaged

in

the

organization should be do-

work commensurate \vith the amount of money expended. The ing a

may be satisfactory, work may be so or so useless in the community that its support is not justified. 3. Each organization should fill a need not already well filled by an existing organization and not capable of thus being filled. Those who deauditor's report

yet the philanthropic inefficient

to

sire

the

new philanthropic who desire to extend

inaugurate

work

of an existing organization,

should obtain the approval of the Charities Endorsement Committee of the Chamber of Commerce. Excessive Overhead 4. The funds of each organization should be raised in an approved manner. The committee will refuse endorsement when an excessive percent-

age is paid to collectors, when the expenses of an entertainment or the manner of raising funds is disproportionate to the receipts, or when the means of raising funds are objectionable for other reasons. 5. An annual audit satisfactory to the committee should be furnished. It is desirable that the audit be made by a certified public accountant. 6. Charities engaged in relief work should register their cases with the San Francisco Social Service E.xchange and help pay for this service.

gious,

year.

zations

whose work

is

primarily

reli-

or to fraternal lodges, social business and trade union organizations or national patriotic organizations. The secretary, however, will make an investigation of any organization coming within the above

seeking active sup-

managers work.

clubs,

of churches, missions or organi-

Asks Support

John D. Rockefeller Education Board for assisting American

Lessens Fraud Chance 1 New schedules must be submitcharitable organizations each by ted

work

is

merit endorsement, charitable and philanthropic organizations should meet the following tests: 1. The organization should be incorporated and have responsible local

organizations, or

the same. charity,

a

in left

to

Plan of Enilorsement

hesitate to "lay the cards

on the table"

come

not

into it."

You would

If

will be

from the

self,

my

to

V/hy

mem-

and present the facts

tions

put

would want

I

about the proposition before

Investigation,

Inquiry!

classes whicli seeks to raise contribu-

know

course,

Charity

.

The

port in

its

effort to get $1,OOU,(IOU of

the $50,000,000 recently donated b)

charities themselves maintain

General

the purpose of institutions

of

higher education to increase the pay It is said that Mills College cannot increase the pay of its teachers out of its present limited income. In order to pay teachers higher salaries, it is said tuition fees will have to be

so increased

which will make attend-

ance at Mills prohibitive for young women of moderate means. It is shown by the last annual report of Mills College that the e.xpenditures were $6,897.28 above income. These figures will constitute a part of the showing that Mills College expects to make before officers of the General Education Board, who will visit California shortly with a purpose of ascertaining what aid should be given to California educational institutions out of the Rockefeller donation. In a public statement, Dr. Aurelia Henry Reinhardt, president of Mills College, says:

"Mills has won its place in the .American educational field. Throughout the country its standards are recognized and Mills graduates to-day rank with those of Bryn Mawr, Wellesley, V^assar and other Eastern schools. Due to the advantage of the California climate, the Oakland college

is

able to parallel the intellectual

with physical training that Eastern schools never will be able to

qualities

equal.

"The place that Mills has won thus far has been due entirely to the generosity and efforts of a few publicWesterners. It has made its without help of educational funds, while similar institutions in the East have for years had the advantages of this support from many spirited

fight entirely

a Social Service Exchange where all This is cases of relief are registered. to enable one charity to ascertain

to the

sources."

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES IAN FRANCISCO Chamber of Commerce

7,

ll'ost Office at

Fifty

Activities, entered as second-class matter January Subscription price, San Francisco, California, under the act o f March .i, 1879. Published weekly by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.

year.

Want

For What You

Britain

Know

to

Comparison

More

Make Pound

Trade

Foreign

ment presents

the

Departfollowing

published in London February 9. which shows that England is exerting every effort to build up her trade. article follows:

"A

report recently

from

received

than one hundred and

much

of

the

fluctuation

$453,879,002.00 Building Construction ... 650,344.00 Real Estate Sales 2,401,117.00 368,575.67 Postal Receipts Tonnage Depju^tures 469,599 tons 438,292 tons Tonnage Arrivals

on the part of Americans to the dollar for the pound

substitute

In as the e.'ichange unit. order to bring this about their efforts have been largely directed to cheapening the sterling, with the result that already the Brazilian minister of finance has issued an order establishing the basis of calculation of gold "vales" (or bonds worth their actual face value in gold) to pay customs sterling

on the dollar, in place of the sterling exchange of the previous week. duties,

"British

from

naturally suffers

prestige

this action,

which may

wedge

the thin edge of the

also be

in altering

the unit of exchange, and our

missioner is attempting order withdrawn.

to

Com-

get

the

Jan.,

250 kegs, olive oil 441 cs, oils 154,578 bbls and 14,614 matting 4,490 rolls, steel 5,590 pkgs, rubber 19,345 cs, jute 3,138 hales, tin 7,995 ingots, rice 88,021 bags, sugar 1,720 bags, tea 24,261

sequently for the depreciation of the pound in the Brazilian market has been the lack of suitable and ener-

cs,

propaganda industry.

in

the

With

interests

the

of

shaken.

various

James Lynch, ex-president of the Rotary Club and vice-president of the American Coin Register Company,

the largest buyer of Bra-

deliver a course of lectures on salesmanship beginning tonight, under

the auspices of the University of Cali-

the same time, although is

1920

1,335 cs, cocoanuts 771 Oriental mdse 128,271 pkgs, silks 8,265 pkgs, beans 11,553 bags, gunnies 5,058 bales, tinplate 804 cs, spices 2,056 pkgs, shoyu 1,885 pkgs, flax 2,076 bales, etc. pkgs, cigars sx,

February receipts of Hawaiian Island products were 523,183 bags sugar, 2,402 bags coffee, 2,258 bdl hides, 12,948 bchs bananas, 1,993 bags rice, 17,934 bbls molasses, 32 bbls tallow, 6 bags wool, 964 cs honey, 98 bales sisal, 858 crts fresh pines and 92,549 cs canned pineapples.

Great

United States enjoys preferential duties under the existing tariff. Our Commissioner is working to get this remedied, and states that his efforts have already not been without effect."

TO HAVE EXHIBIT

JAMES LYNCH LECTURES

zilian products (excluding coffee) the

"At

Jan.,

$ 32,199,202.00 13,313,471.00

advent

of the F. B. I. in Rio de Janeiro, a change has been effected and the position of the Americans has, in the opinion of Mr. McKellen, been

Britain

1919

Imports by Water in February Detailed figures on imports from foreign ports by water, received here for the month of February, are given out by the Marine Department as follows Coffee 127,516 bags, cocoa 530 bags, kapok 9,367 bales, hides 2,408 bdl, hemp 17,197 bales, nitre 1,336 tons, copra 164,803 sx and 2,487 tons, nails

British

1920

$579,146,959.00 2,330,396.00 7,462,795.00 373,770.25 579,256 tons 556,270 tons

$ 30,453,390.00 16,184,337.00

Exports Imports

"Another cause for the predominance of the United States and con-

getic

Feb.,

Bank Clearings

in

the Brazilian rates of exchange to the desire

1919

Feb.,

our Commissioner at Rio de Janeiro ascribes

Statistics

February 1919 and 1920

twenty-five millions jump in San bank clearings for last month over the same month of 1919 are recorded in February statistics just announced. This is a remarkable gain despite the extra day in the month for Leap Year. Building construction, too, presents a remarkable total when compared with that of the previous year, the jump amounting to more than one million and a half dollars. The total building contracts entered into at San F'rancisco since the fire amount to $376,206,666, exclusive of the work done by the city, the state, the United States government and the Panama-Pacific International Exposition prior There have been 82,959 building permits to December 31, 1912. issued since the fire, amounting to $339,546,949. A comparative table follows:

extract froin The Bulletin of the F'ederation of British Industries,

The

for

F'rancisco's

Unit

as

in Brazil

THE

the

112

San Francisco

America to

KEARNY

at

Cents per

Opposes

Preference to Works

Call

1915,

will

fornia Extension Division.

The

lec-

U. C. Qualifying

as a business in the broadest sense, the Extension Division the University of California has an exhibit at the Nation.al Business Show which opened at the Civic Auditorium on March 8 and conThe Division tinues all the week.

of

chants Exchange Building, will com-

program during week, with daily exhibitions of motion pictures and lectures by prom-

mence

inent speakers.

tures,

which will be held at

7:30

p.

m.

at

237 Mer-

will conduct a lecture

the

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

99

Oregon Wants 1,000 Boosters 'KAove Begun to Bring Huge Delegation to This City '^'- for Foreign Trade Convention Press Bac\s Idea



"We

the present plans of the Port-

IFland

Foreign Trade Convention

boosters are carried through the

Columbia River metropolis

will break

records for representation by anycity at any previous foreign trade conall

vention.

Backed by strong editorial support from the Portland "Telegram, busi"

men

ness

of that city are

planning a

delegation of 1000 strong to this city in

come

to

May.

Discussing the proposed excursion, the

"Telegram"

"To some seem

startling

impracticable



sensational.

may

Is

it

?

"To

put it another way, is it at all Is it not most desirundesirable? able, if we could organize that delegation of a thousand strong and make Portland enthus.asm and the opportunities and facilities of Columbia River commerce and industry actual and potential one of the features of





that I'oreign

Trade Convention?

BUSINESS

Co.,

438

this It

Eastern market.

Jr., 519 CaliJ. fornia St., S. F., is in the market to dispose of 160 tons ground walnut, almond and pecan shells. Bids will be opened at Zone General Supply Depot at Fort Mason on March 15 for hay, oats and bran,

spices,

Columbia River com-

is

not incidental to our

then should we not go to San Francisco with a large and splenHow didly organized delegation? can we afford to do otherwise? The It is call is upon us as a community. not only a call denoting a business privilege, but a business duty." Portland's enthusiasm for the conalso by many is manifested throughout the nation, twenty-

vention cities

cities,

outside of



3559 San Francisco. Gentleman would like to get in touch with manufacturers and importers trading with Central Europe.



3560 Amarillo, Texas. Firm with chain of stores would like to receive catalogues of goods handled and price from importers of Japanese lists

Seven governments on the Pacific have officially declared their intention to be represented and it is expected that all of the twenty-seven nations and their dependencies bordering the Pacific and of South .'\merica will be represented.

Frederick J. Koster. chairman of Pacific Coast Committee in charge of the convention, has declared that, in his judgment, the convention more important to the will be trade future of San Francisco than was the Panama-Pacific International

from

and

Expo.sition,

the

initiative

being displayed by Portland and the other American cities this judgment, as to tile importance of the conven-

San Francisco but

tion not only to

to

the entire Pacific Coast and the country at large,

confirmed.

is

Trade Department

— San

3565

instruments,

him



3566

British

in

Berlin,

man-

and surgical

would like agent San Francisco. Germany.

Firm

to

de-

represent San Francisco ex-

to

sires

etc.,

porters and importers in

Germany.





3561

Francisco.

ufacturer of chemicals

goods. E.

1.

Gentleman

R., India.

tobacco,

dise.

towels, soap, canned salmon and crab,

3562 San Francisco. merchants with offices

Alaskan clothing including underwear, gloves, robes, shoes and sweaters; on March 18 for lamps and fittings; on March 19 for butter, bacon, ham, lard, onions, potatoes, and on fresh mutton, pork and beef March 23 for approximately 5,600 purtons of coal suitable for steam poses. Details and specifications are on file in the E.xchange Hall of the

convention.

represent

for

rice,

their

pledged their attendance at the

tions,

Foreign Trade Opportunities

wishes to get in touch with dealers in coal, foodstuffs and general merchan-

candy, chewing gum, cigarettes, safety razor blades, pocket combs, shaving cream, tooth paste,

through

having already, commercial organiza-

Coast,

Pacific

Business inquiries received by Foreign

fresh fruits

and vegetables, butter, cheese, frozen poultry and cured fish; on March 17

the

the

"Why

Wa-

H. Dieckmann,

cereals,

tunes of munity.

one of the largest

bash Bldg., Pittsburgh, Pa., desires to obtain accounts to sell California dried fruits, raisins, sugar and beans

groceries,

trade is to be the great important factor in the future growth and for-

WANTS

.Mahony-Stamates

in the

trade, we are trying to lay the foundations for future aggrandizement in industry and commerce. * * * Our advantages, our opportunities and our facilities arc not known to American importers and manufacturers that use foreign raw material as they should be known. * * * Foreign

progress, but essential.

says editorially:

of us the suggestion

are seeking to build a foreign



America

Commission in

Central

representations

desire

of

Finn 3567 Cincinnati, Ohio. would like to get in touch with San Francisco celluloid

3568

importers

— San

Mexico.

transparent

of

from Japan.

Mexico

Jacinto,

City,

Director of Agriculture

Mexico wishes

to get in touch

in

with

Also

concerns that are building special ma-

additional connections with dealers in .sugar, California fruits and

chinery for the manufacture of vege-

manufacturers of cotton

fabrics.

desire

table oils in the

United

States.

oriental oils.

;

Chamber

of

Commerce.

Experienced salesman desires to represent Eastern manufacturers in San Francisco and surrounding territory, on a commission basis: will carry a line of samples; best references; bond if desired. Apply to Information Dent.

-

3563



Jaffa,

Gentleman touch with San

Syria.

wishes to be put in Francisco importers and exporters de-

siring representation in the Palestine

and Syrian markets. J!=;fi4

India nish

— Bombay.

MEXICO ROUTE OPEN R.

M. Campos,

general agent for

the National railways of Mexico, has India.

Firm

in

marketing paints, colors, var-

and brushes would

like to

make

informed

the

mittee of the

Latin-.Aimerican

Chamber

pany's El Paso route

is

in

magnificent

connections with San Francisco man-

condition and that he

ufacturers.

accept any kind of shipments.

Is

Com-

that the com-

authorized to

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Passing of Ships

and Out of

In

New

Three

This Port News from Marine Department

Waterfront

EK.newWOOD

Toyo KIscn Kaisha has decided to place three new additional steamers on the South American line to establish a monthly service. They will berth, at first, the Aleiyo Maru, the Reiyo Maru and the Biyo Maru. These are new- standard type freighters which have been turned out by the Asano Shipbuilding Company and have a These ships later will be succeeded tonnage of 8500 deadw'eight. by the Rakuyo Maru, Ginyo Maru and Bokuyo Maru, a new combination of freight and passenger ships of 12,500 deadweight tons each with twin screw geared turbines. They are the last word in mechanical efficiency and will add much to the South American service. The Meiyo Maru will sail from Yokohama June 25 and San Francisco July 22.

COMPANY'S

schooner

will

X'igilant



leave Grays Harbor shortly her maiden voyage to Sydney with lumber, under charter to J. J. Moore & Co. The vessel, one of the largest iin

on

of her type constructed

nets

and

tons

1,4.59

manded by Capt.

this coast,

be

will

com-

Peasley.

The Pacific Mail liner City of Para, for Balboa via Mexican and Central -American ports, leaves tomorrow, the San Jose on the 23rd. For the

Pacific

the

trade,

has just let contr,icts for construction of four tankers. Two of 85,000 bbl. capacity will be built

by the Sun Shipbuilding Company of Chester, Pcnn. the others, of 75,000 bbls., by the Merchant Shipbuilding Company of Chester, Penn. ;

The tion of

Filed in DISCHARGED SOLDIERS AND SAILORS IJS— Young man, age 31, would like posilion with importing and exporting firm; 2 years' clerical and selling experience. University education along foreign trade lines.

minor repairs

at the

Moore

Shipbuilding Company, will load oil Kingdom to be shipped bv G, W. McNear, Inc.

The

Shipping Board steamer Glohas been sold to the Munson

Placement Bureau 1 593--Exe proved succ



is

591

—Experienced

office

man

with

1594

desires

connection where rewith abilitv.

commensurate manager.

Iiotpl

retail

— Bookkeeper mining

Manager

department store for over seven

machinery and engin Can furnish bond work immediately. 1595 Bookkeeper and cashier, perience shipping, import and export, position,

of 4

_

experience.

.ind start



also

building experience. Best of references. 1596 Do you need a man grounded in the of advertising, including sales let-



GENERAL APPLICATIONS

1

ss,

Experienced wholesale ar d



429 Ex-Navy man. overseas 1 3 months, wishes position at bottom in export and import firm. Best references. 430 Civil engineer, age 28, former first lieutenant engineers, U. S. A., desires location, preferably on construction work, mine or other development. Can handle men.

steamer Imlay, after comple-

for the United

rieta

Applications for Positions

Union

Company

Oil

Steamers for Run to South America

public

accounting experience, open for engagement. iiualitied to handle ofiice force with abundance of work. Xo objections to leaving city. 1592 Experienced traveler, salesman, execu-



tive or representative of general business qualifications, desires connection as traveler's foreign agent or representative in trade.

Speaks and writes Spanish, French. German Will go abroad if desired.

fluently.

principles

newspapers, magazines, etc., knowledge photography, printing and engraving?

ters,

of



Services offered by aggressive, tactful fifteen years experience handling transportation, financial and administrative matters for vice-president and general manager transcontinent.-il railroad also familiar with traffic, accounting and realty transactions. Excellent references. Bond if desired.

1597

man,

:

Steamship Company.

The Moshulu,

discharging,

after

Humboldt Bay and load lumber. Then she will return to berth to load cargo for Mel-

will proceed

bourne,

from here

being

to

chartered

to

J.

J.

Moore & Company. The schooner William E. Burnham will load case oil

here for

of $1.37 J 2

New

Zealand,

The Shipping Board steamer The .•\ngeles, launched at Los Angeles December 27, has been assigned to Sudden & Christenson for operation and will

come

here,

later

proceeding to

Portland to load lumber for China under charter to the Columbia-Pacific Shipping Co.

at the rate

per case, shipped by the

Shipping to Orient

Standard Oil Company.

San Francisco outstrips Seattle

Cargo is now being booked for the Rolph Mall steamer Joan of Arc, which will leave here early in April for various ports in South America as far south as Valparaiso.

Williams, Dimond & Co., agents for the European-Pacific Line, announce that all steamers of the line returning from Europe will load freight at New York' for San Francisco. The first vessel to inaugurate the new service is the steamer Delisle. which started loading March 5. She will be followed by the Dewey, loading the latter part of

March.

in

the total deadweight tonnage of ves-

operating to the Orient, according to figures given out by the Di-

sels

vision

States

Operations of the United Shipping Board Emergency

of

Fleet Corporation. In a letter to the

Chamber, R. H. the Traffic De-

Cooper, manager of partment of the Board, gives the following recapitulation of deadweight tonnage of steamers now in or assigned to enter trans-Pacific service:

San Francisco Seattle

230,913 208,700

Portland

74,101)

Los

35.200

.'\ngeles

Department Change P. Converse, who for several years has been secretary of the foreign trade bureau of the San Francisco

C.

of Commerce, is now devoting his whole time to the work of arranging for the Foreign Trade Convention in this city during May, as

Chamber

secretary of the Pacific Coast

Com-

mittee of the National Foreign Council.

Trade

The work formerly done by Mr. Converse for the Chamber of Commerce has been taken over b\ Dwight K. Grady, who w-ill serve as acting secretary of the foreign trade bureau.

For some time past Mr. Grady has been assistant to Mr. Converse in the foreign trade department.

FREIGHT STATION OPEN The Southern Pacific's receiving station for than carload freight at Sixteenth and Harrison streets was opened March 1. Shipments for all points are received from 8 a. m. to 4 p. m. Six or seven carloads a day are going out. The Southern Pacific maintains three freight stations in San Francisco at Fourth and King, at Drumm. and at Sixteenth and Harrison streets. less



HayoG & Franklin St San Francisco, stp

The Commercial,

*

?:n

.

Financial, Industrial

oliune 7

and Governmental Metropolis of the

Every Friday

March

19,

Pacific

Coast

Number 12

1920

With Photographs

Selling City

JOirm Answers Chamber's Plea by Instancing -'

One V/ay

to

Boost San Francisco Abroad

IMMEDIATE

Monday, iMarch 22nd

response to the appeal of the Chamber presented through B. F. Schlesinger, of the publicity committee, and W. H. Levings, director of publicity, before the Motor Car Dealers at their dinner March 10 at the St. Francis, that they make their advertising "sell"

San Francisco, has been made, as the following Reserve

it

honor

to

T>avid Prescott '^arr
elected President of the University of California

The Chamber

of

Commerce

invites

you

to

'Dinner at the 'Palace at

6:30

p.

m.

HON. PAUL REINSCH MR. WILLIAM SPROULE PRESIDENT BARROWS will talk

on commercial problems and

relations of the peoples bordering on the Pacific

Mr.

Mr.

Atholl

McBean

will preside

W'lgg'mtm E. Creed will be toastmaster

[J5.00 Per Plate]

letter

shows:

WILLYS-OVERLAND PACIFIC COMPANY Dear Mr. Levings: March 13, 1920. It was my pleasure to hear your talk before the Motor Car Dealers' Association of San Francisco on Wednesday evening of this week at the St. Francis Hotel, at which time you cleverly brought out the importance of the of the automobile industry of this city to do all they can to advertise the City of San Francisco, of which we are all very proud. I thought you would be interested to know that we have from time to time submitted photographs for publicity purposes to our Home Office at Toledo, Ohio, and it has been gratifying to know that they have seen fit to use these photographs in a house organ called "Over-seas News," which goes all over the world to all Overland representatives in every country. These photographs and publicity stories have also been used in another house organ called "The Starter," which distributed to every Overland dealer in the United is

members

States. It occurred to me that this is just one out the idea which you brought to us on Yours very truly, evening.

way

of carrying

last

Wednesday

WILLYS-OVERLAND PACIFIC COMPANY, (Sgd.)

L.

M. Stewart, Manager.

Continued on next page

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Motor Car Dealers Hear trom

Cuiitimifil

Among ings

fir,-t

the remarks

which resulted

THE

iwRC

CO.

made by Lev-

in this letter,

were

"What we want you

do

to

is

to

Bank

cut loose from slowing-up influences and to give to San Francisco, to California and to the Pacific Coast the

*

Cordially,

in stories in to the opportunities to promote this city's advantages in advertising placed in publications of na-

li-zard

potential



Franciscan to

down and

sit

tell

those

cities

are

selling

their

twenty-four hours of every day. No matter whether they are at home or abroad, they are always boosting and advertising the place

in

which they

and do business. * * * JsJo can be kept favorably before the world unless her own people keep her there. That is what is most needed

live

city

in

San Francisco.' "In asking you

to

make your

vertising sell the district in

do business

we

ad-

which you

appeal at once to your

sense of civic duty and to your busi-

judgment. On the one hand, kind of advertising, which will be more attractive than the advertising which is now done, will bring you a greater immediate return upon your investment and on the other hand you will find that your city and your State, when once definitely sold by you to the world, will bring you and your community a volume of business that could not other* * wise be achieved. * ness this

you persistently devote your best thought to the exploitation of San Francisco and California and of the Pacific Coast in pictorial and textual advertising, you will keep your "If

We

—We

San Francisco,

wonder

if

as

you would be

you are using.

tising

WELLS FARGO NEVADA NATIONAL BANK of San Francisco.

— San

a sound basis."

highly

advertisements will These throughout the year and each wi

gressive

Francisco congratulated

is

again to be the pro-

for

work and campaign now

be-

ing fathered by her Chamber of Commerce in the "Sell San Francisco" the world and your standard of advertising will soon become known * as the San Francisco standard. * * "You cannot exhaust the advertising material that God and man have Whatever the placed at your hand. world has of natural beauty and grandeur is here within the boundaries territory favorably before all

the

time

of California.*

"Any

city

*

that

* satisfied

is

with a

natural increase of trade is hastening to commercial decay. No city can achieve and hold commercial supremacy without artificial stimulus. If we are going to depend upon natural forces, the struggle

is

over.

We

can

definitely estimate our future sales by mortuary records. consulting the

necessarily

;

Canada.

interested in your ef-

kind enough to give us a brief outline and send us about half a dozen samples of the kind of adver-

ports and its shipping faciliti excelled on the Pacific Coast, is attracting world-wide attentioi A third advertisement is headei Seattle" and reads, "the trend of is towards still broader developii

to

towns

advertise

to

of your plans

ic

me

push San Francisco ahead to her place of relative importance in the world. 'We don't have to sit down to tell 'In all my you that,' he answered. travels I have found just three American cities that have the right idea. Those cities are New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. The people of

much

forts

letin.

from the sense

what he thought was most needed

Winnipeg,

are very

outlined in recent issues of your Bul-

page advertisements in World's Work. Scribner's Magazine, Review of Reviews, Harper's Magazine and 56 hnes in Leshe's Weekly. Each advertisement ells something abo :opy is headed "The

of pleasure or profit he will derive from the use of a car. "The other day I asked a San

McKav.

THE WINNIPEG BOARD OF TRADE,

Adv

the advertising to placed in eastern publicat

*

S.

papers,

tion

buyer of a motor "The car is not interested in your motor car Before you can sell him any as such. particular brand of car you must have brought him about to the wish of owning a car and this wish springs

H.

(Sgd.)

by the Publicity Bureau Seattle

EBERHARD

F.

writer watches each suc-

Campaign Attention of Seattle firms was called

measure of community service. We want you to use your advertising space to create in the minds and hearts of men everywhere the wish and purpose of coming here for pleasure and *

Featuring Advantages of

this City in its Publicity

fullest

for business.

is

GEO.

—The

ceeding issue of the Chamber of Commerce Bulletin with interest. "You sell your city" virus seems to be getting into the systems of quite a few San Francisco businesses.

ADVERTISINGSEATTLE IN NATIONAL PUBLICATIONS

the following:

Appeal

"Selling"

idea.

The

officials

the W^ells

of

Nevada National Bank

Fargo

heartily

en-

dorse this movement, and should like to co-operate in every way. You will be interested to know that last year this bank distributed throughout the East a calenjlar picturing San Francisco's financial district showing her tallest building and her busiest corner. The thought you have so happily expressed in the



terras "Sell

we had

in

San Francisco" was what mind and, therefore, no appeared on this

advertising matter

Our only desire was beautiful cut. to call to the attention of the Easterner the size and importance of this Congratulations metropolis. and praise were received from many

great

sources.

Approval of the "Selling San Francisco" campaign comes from all sides. Here are excerpts from a few letters backing the idea

C AH ILL ADVERTISING COMPANY.—We would be glad to co-operate with you in every way possible in advertising this wonderful city of ours. Kindly send us any special data you may have, for use by our clients in advertising San Francisco and California, in their advertising copy.

Should the merchants and manufacturers of this city whose business in fact interests cover the continent follow the plan the entire world suggested by you, we are sure the





San Francisco in value to would be beyond our greatest expecreturn

tations.

\Ve

are solidly behind you.

Very (Sgd.)

sincerely,

Wm.

H. Culbert,

Manager, Department Relafinns.

of Public

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Reduced Railway Rates Rules Are Announced for First Time

THE

Chamber

the

of

Commerce

of

has information

advance

received that the

Bureau

Traffic

Commerce Com-

Interstate

its Reduced Rate Order No. 1, in which is given the proper method of procedure to be

mission has issued

used

applying

in

in

This order connection with Section 208 (a) of the new transportation act, which provides that no reductions rates, fares, charges, etc.

is

issued

made

prior to September 1, rates and fares which were on February 29, 1920, unless reduction is approved by the Commission. Approval for proposed reductions must be secured from the Commission before the tariff containing them is filed by the carrier, and the order pro? ides that request must be made by carriers or their agents in the form specified therein. \'^20,

in

in

The

Traffic

text

No.

of

the

form must show charges and classifi-

application

rates,

fares,

which it is proposed to reduce, including rules or regulations affecting charges, as well as the nature and the reductions, the

which they are

to be effected,

way

in

and the

proposed

rates, fares, charges, classifi-

cations,

rules

which approval

and is

regulations

of

sought, and must

also contain a

complete and accurate statement of the reasons advanced by carriers for asking such reductions.

The

order then gives proper methpresenting details arising in applications and provides that as a matter of public information, copies of all applications must be lodged with the Public Service, Railroad or ods of

Utilities Commission in States of origin and destination of traffic affected thereby.

Except

must give the Commission and emergency,

in

be filed to

and will be glad to reply any inquiries received.

1

Commission-

nounced ington,

has

a hearing to be held at

1

Whether

shall

be

whole,

15

(a)

made or

by

for

the

at

an-

Wash-

which the

for rate

rate

Is

if

In

the

tention

5

at-

from

called to a telegram

Mann

Seth

March

Activities of

was

concerning proposed infrom the East

creases in freight rates

Coast,

Pacific

to

bers affected letters

were advised

protest

of

to

mem-

which

in

to address

the

Commerce Commission

applicants follow: Co.,

Borden Company of

since has wired that the case been reopened by the Commission and further hearings will be held early in May at New York, Chicago, Spo-

kane, and also at San Francisco,

demand

be made.

The

if a Traffic

Bureau has telegraphed the Commisurging that a hearing be held here, and a great many members have presented similar requests. sion

The

subject is one of vital interest San Francisco and the presentation of the local case to the Commission will he immeasurably facilitated if a to

Members hearing be secured. affected by the proposal who have not already taken action are therefore adlocal

vised to address the Interstate Commerce Commission in the interest of a hearing at

The

Calif.,

The,

confectionery, 503

California Pleating Co., Mfrs. of pleating embroidery, 272 Sutter St. Collins, A., Importer and exporter,

314 Hobart Bldg. Cook, Herbert G., Railway and manufacturing supplies, 1708 Hobart Bldg.

Dow, A. W., Mfrs. tive,

representa-

741 Call Bldg.

Going,

Mann

strong

Coffee



lias

San Francisco.

Traffic Bureau will

be glad

membership any informain connection with the proposed increases, and also to assist in drafting requests.

1

J.

W., Mgr.

14 Sansome

Fire Ins. Cos.,

St.

Gray. Archibald, Gen. Frt. Agent W. P.R. R., Mills Bldg.

Grosjean Rice Milling Co., C. E., Rice milling, 20th and Harrison Sts.

Haiman,

J.

Monadnock

^Vool mfg., 624

L.,

Bldg.

Landis, Lee H., Industrial Commissioner W. P. R. R., Mills Bldg.

& Co., A. J., Cloaks and wholesale, 154 Sutter St.

Marcus suits,

Owen

Magnetic Automobile Co., Automobile dealer, 1002 Post St. Pacific

Forwarding

&

Clearing

Co., 510 Battery St.

Pan-American Line, 220 Front

W. Agent

J.

W.

St.

Shotwell, Asst. Gen. Frt. P. R. R., Mills Bldg.

Smith, Bode K., Gen. Pass. Agent P. R. R., Mills Bldg.

W.

The

Foreign

Trade

Department

has been advised by the Mexican Con-

Mexican Gov-

the latter,

what

sul

General that the

rate

methods should now be employed under section 15 (a) for

S. P.

OFnCE

The Southern Pacific has announced creation of a new office to handle solicitation of

BAN UPON EXPORTS

Com-

by the

NEW

desired

tion

of

ignated.

What

List

(wholesale), 57 Main St. Barkley Company, The, Importers and exporters, 216 Pine St.

Interstate

requesting a

further hearing.

adjustment

groups or territories should be so des-

2.

new

Milk products and Market St.

Urged

the carriers as a groups or terri-

tories to be designated

mission, and

purposes

the

New

on

Eighteen additional applications for membership in the Chamber have been The received during the past week.

Bain-Alexander

following subjects will be discussed:

section

Mercnants and Businessmen

to give the

also

D. C, Monday,

in

tariffs

public thirty days' notice.

The

Bureau has the comReduced Rate Order

Higher Rate Probe

cations

e.xtent of

in

Chamber

detail to

efifect

The

Membership

territories.

in

be

shall

18 More Apply for

determining the aggregate value of the railway property of the carriers as a whole, or of the carriers as a whole in each of such rate groups or

plete

reductions

for

103

ernment has issued

May

1,

a decree, effective

prohibiting

from Mexico of goat hides.

the

exportation

skins

and

cattle

traffic

in

fruit

and perishable products, and closely to supervise this important service. C. J. McDonald of San Francisco, who represented the United States Railroad Administration in the West during the final days of Federal control, is named General Agent, Refrigerator Service. His headquarters will be in San Francisco at 65 Market street.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Press of City Backs Convention O



fecial Editions to Herald ForeignTrade Gathering '^ 'WidestJ'ublicity Given Tentative Program Out

WHILE

the press of the nation

and

generally,

particularly

the trade papers, are begin-

ning to be aroused to the importance Seventh National Foreign the

of

Trade Convention 15,

to

it

in this city

May

12

by the "Examiner," by the "Bullethe

major daily papers, and News" and the

by the "Commercial

"Daily Journal of Commerce," the two leading commercial papers.

Proves Innovation

According to C. P. Converse, retary of the Pacific Coast in

the

sec-

Committee

charge of the convention, this is first time that the great metro-

politan dailies in the cities where previous Foreign Trade Conventions

and the United Press have

all

News

Service,

pledged

co-operation, and are using their services to

promote the convention.

;

same

Palace

at

Hotel,

1

:00

M.

trade.

With more

than

fifteen

Group

hundred

5.

delegates accredited to date, die Pa-

eign trade.

charge declares that there will be within 2,500 to 3,000 delegates to the convention,

Group

Coast committee

cific

making

in

The

which will embrace the general convention theme of "The Effect of Being a Creditor tentative program,

Practical problems of for-

Direct selling abroad (in

6.

co-operation with the American Manufacturers' Export Association).

Reception, Civic Auditorium, 8 :00

the largest in point of at-

it

tendance ever held by the National Foreign Trade Council.

p.

M.

The

National Foreign Trade Coun-

will hold a reception for the visit-

cil

ing

delegations

men and

for

foreign

of

convention

business delegates.

This will be followed by an exhibition of industrial films.

Chairman,

rell,

ConvenJames A. Far-

10 A. M.:

First Session,

Group A.

Foreign

National

Organization of convention tion etc.

Elec-

:

presiding officer, secretaries, address of president of conven-

of ;

appointment of general convention committee. tion

;

Session

Our

topic

Fundamentals

:

of

Foreign Trade.

2.

The

relation of our productive

The

Group

Function of imports

in

our for-

The The

future of our exports. part played by our merchant marine. 1.

8:00 Education

2.

Credit

Session,

Group Group the

p.

M.

co-operation with the National Asso-

In addition to the work of the Pacific Coast committee, the national headquarters at New York City, under the direction of Oscar King Davis, secretary of the National Trade Council and a journalist of national reputation, has been covering a still

ciation of Credit

Group

foreign

information

(in

Men).

Financing foreign trade. Third General Session, Thursday, 10 A. M. Foreign Trade Policies. 1. The need for a bargaining tariff.

3.

Banking

10.

(in

services

for

co-operation with

American Bankers' Association). 11.

Foreign trade insurance.

12.

Problems of the export

manager. p.

trade.

for

Sessions, 2 :30 p. M.

trade

Group Group

new

of foreign trade.

Group

9.

as an aid to foreign trade.

foreign

Group Group

8.

Merchandising and forwarding. Luncheon, St. Francis Hotel, 12:30 p. M. The Advisory Committee on International Parcel Post will give an informal luncheon for the discussion

eign trade. 3.

10:00

Importing. Inland transportation for

foreign trade.

Ex-

ports.

2.

7.

of the international parcel post service

financial situation.

Second Session, 2:30 p. M. Session topic: Imports and 1.

Friday,

Sessions,

M.

Group Group

Trade Council.

and a score or more of monthly, semi-monthly and weekly publications devoted to the problem territory,

4.

quarters.

capacity to foreign trade.

news material eight hundred daily papers and commercial publications in this country and the Orient nearly seven hundred Chamber of Commerce publications and house organs in the

bers

a nation-wide circularization of important news matters and information originating in the national head-

This work has been carried on by

1.

Widest Publicity Since last August the publicity department of the Pacific Coast committee of the convention, under the direction of Edward H. Hurlbut, has been regularly circularizing with

foreign

The American

to

tion called to order by

News

the

Manufacturers' Export Association will hold a luncheon which will afterwards merge into the Group Session- on Direct Selling. Group Session, 2:30 p. m. Group 4. Advertising for foreign

Nation," follows:

Service, the Universal

of

The value of American Chamof Commerce abroad. The machinery for foreign trade.

Luncheon

ance of the event.

sociated Press, the International

3.

p.

2,500 Delegates

have been held, have issued special editions in appreciation of the importIn addition to the pledges of cooperation for the convention's success by the San Francisco papers, the heads of the various news services, the As-

Reorganization

2.

service of our government.

the nation.

the national headquarters, in addition

Special editions on the convention

of

dreds of trade journals covering every avenue of approach to the great manufacturing, industrial, financial, shipping and import and export firms of

remained to the San newspaper publishers to the magniture of the con-

will be published by the "Chronicle," tin,"

wider territory, particularly with hun-

has

Francisco quicken to vention soon to assemble here.



Banquet, M.

Civic

Auditorium,

7 :00

A

most interesting entertainment is being arranged by the local committee for this occasion.

Fourth General Session, Saturday, 10:00 A. M. Session topic A National Program for Foreign Trade. :

1.

Reports of group

2.

The

3.

Miscellaneous.

sessions.

final declaration.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Plans for U.

105

Chamber Meet

S.

"X

yfeans of Insuring Greater Production will be Main Topic at Atlantic City Convention

-'''-^

SEEING

Chamber

normal

restoring

of

and

business the

increased production

in

means

a

conditions,

price

Commerce

of

the

of

States, it is announced officialin a communication to the local Chamber, will make its eighth annual

United ly

meeting, to be held at Atlantic City April 27 to 29, an "Increased Production Convention." This subject is considered of such inipurtance that in working out a program for the meeting, every topic will be considered from this viewpoint. Lack of production, it is pointed out, is one of the chief causes of the high living, which cannot be reduced until more goods be put on the The present is a seller's market. Prices and not a buyer's market. have been forced up by competitive bidding. This in turn has made necessary unusual wage increases, with a still further rise in manufacturing and production costs.

cost of

Demand Even with as

it

ment

the exchange situation

with

is,

Very Heavy threatened curtail-

its

of exports to Europe, manufac-

turers generally believe

it

will

be a

long time before production in the United States catches up with the demand for goods. In the meantime producers are faced with the task not only of meeting current demands, but

New The California Binding Company, St., has opened what is claimed to be the first and only industry of its kind on the Pacific Coast. 272 Sutter

They ing,

are manufacturing

seam bindand the

bias folds, strips, cloth,

paper sealing tape which many of our retail establishments are finding more economical and convenient for tying parcels than the old-fashioned method of using string.

The

lively

interest

manifested

in

manufacturing possibilities on the Paand cific Coast continues unabated each week adds to the number of "prospects" in the trial

files

of the Indus-

Thirty-four different projects in

the

war

purposes.

The general subject of increased production has been divided up in the program for the convention, into subsubjects. The first to be taken up

present

list

of

are live

government

will be the

in relation to

Under this heading will be considered anti-trust legislation and production.

and

financier's

point

the

business

man's

The Chamber

view.

of

just expressed

its

willingness to

has

name

delegates to an international financial conference under limitations outlined

Lack means of financing European indus-

by the Treasury Department. of

is a decided factor in retarding production in many of the countries of Europe.

tries

Relation of Labor

taxation.

One

Bu

Interested

every kind is keenly interested at this time in the situation Business

of

with respect

to taxation, especially in

the

of

subject

excess

profits

taxes,

against which there has been general

complaint.

general session of the convention will be given over to agriculture Here will in relation to production. be presented for discussion the part of

the

government, the farmer and

the business

man

Sec-

in agriculture.

retary of Agriculture Meredith will

speak for the government.

second general subject will be

Another important general subject

transportation in relation to production. This will include both land and One of the water transportation. chief causes of lack of production just now, it has been pointed out, is the general shortage of railroad equip-

will be the relation of labor to pro-

One authority estimates that ment. the country is short at least 200,000 box cars and all lines of industry have

ness

The

felt the shortage.

International finance and

its

rela-

world production has a prominent place on the program. This subject will be discussed both from the tion to

duction.

This

from both

will

sides,

be

approached

the employe's view-

point being presented by a representative of the American Federation of Labor and the employer's by a busi-

man.

Besides

the

general

sessions

there

will be held group meetings, divided as along the great divisions of indus-

In these meetings the subject of increased production, as in the gen-

try.

eral meetings, will be the

main

topic

discussed.

Industry Opens in This City prospects and promising developments may be expected from time to time. many of our members think

How

of the

Chamber

of

Commerce, when

they hear of someone who is seeking a new location for a factory or other many of business enterprise? them know that the principal function of the Industrial Department of the Chamber is to get in touch with such persons, and present to them the industrial advantages of San Francisco

How

such a way that they will at least investigate before going elsewhere? Occasionally information comes to in

the

Chamber which

lief

Department.

included

with making up in some directions production lost as a result of the diversion of manufactured goods for

been

that lost,

efforts of

promising

leads to the be-

prospects

have

owing to the misdirected someone who, in trying to

handle the situation himself, finds

when

slips,

and

too late that the bird has

flown to some other coop.

The

simple and easy way is to call up the Chamber, give the information to the Industrial Department, and we will Such matters are predo the rest. served as absolutely confidential, and no publicity is given until authorized by the principals. Can you imagine a citizen of Los Angeles allowing a factory prospect Not if he had to handto escape? cuff him to a lamp post, while he sent in a hurry-up call for the industrial agent. Let's have some of this co-operative spirit among those who love San Francisco and want to see her grow.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

IAN FRANCISCO Chamber of Commerce

Activities, entered, as second-class matter January 7, 1915, at the San Francisco, California, under the act o f March 3, 1879. Subscription price. Fifty Cents per Published weekly by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.

^I'ost Office at

year.

!— For What You

Mann Tells New Railway

Seth

of

Want

Know

to

Commerce and Education MINERVA brought

.and

Local Snippers v itally Interestea

He

SHIPPERS

directly interested in the present

proposal

increase

to

railroad

throughout the United Mann, Attorney and TrafSc Manager for the San Francisco Chamber of Comfreight

rates

States, according to Seth

merce, who returned yesterday from Chicago, where he participated in the

work of closing Western Freight

the

affairs

of

the

Traffic Committee, which went out of existence on the

first of March, when the railroads were returned to their private owners.

While

Mann was

in the East,

the

application of the United States Steel

Products

Company

to

continue to op-

from the AtCoast through the Panama Ca-

erate a line of steamers lantic

Coast points and to make San Francisco and other Pacific Coast cities ports of call, was set for hearing by the Interstate Commerce Commission on the 5th of March. Mann was directed by the Chamber to proceed td Washington and present an intervening petition of the Chamnal

Pacific

to

ber in favor of the operation of this line. The reason for the filing of the application by the United States Steel Products Company was that the holding company, the United States Steel Corporation, owns several railroad companies which are used chiefly in connection with the hauling of coal and iron ore, and iron and steel products. of these roads concur in transcontinental tariffs, but they have no voice in the fixing of transcontinental rates.

Two

"The testimony of Mann, "showed

said

the applicants," that these rail-

roads had no interest of any kind or any connection with the operation of the steamer line either as at present existing or as proposed."

Mann

while in Washington took up the matter of securing further hearings in the Intermediate Rate Case, which was heard at Salt Lake

November tinental

5,

in

carriers

be

Mercury

will

into close alliance

ballroom of the Palace Hotel next Monday evening upon the occasion of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce dinner in honor of Dr. David P. Barrows, presidentelect of the University of California. This dinner will be one of the principal events in connection with Dr. Barrows' inauguration, and the in the

Says

San Francisco are

uf

112

to be Linked at Dinner

Problems in Issues,

KEARNY

Call

which the transconhave recommended

Chamber

Commerce

of

intends

to

employ it definitely in tying up commerce with education in the big work of solving the problems that confront the peoples of the countries bordering Pacific. The educational opportunities and relationships of these peoples have been chosen as the theme

on the

of the inaugural ceremonies at Berkeley,

and the Chamber of Commerce

struck a co-ordinating note by arranging that the speakers at the Palace Hotel dinner shall discuss the commercial opportunities and relahas

tionships of the peoples of the Pacific,

and that

shall be clearly indicated

it

that commerce and education should stand shoulder to shoulder in shaping and controlling the affairs of the world's latest empire.

large

increases in

The Commission hearings

May

3,

kane on

to

be

the present rates. has ordered further held at New York

May

Chicago

May

17.

and Spo-

10,

It is probable,

demand

he

said,

that

made

a hearing also will be granted

if

a

sufficient

is

San Francisco. According to Mann, advancing railroad rates throughout the United States in accordance with the new railroad law is to be the subject of immediate action by the Interstate Commerce Commission. A meeting

at

has been called for

Monday,

at

Wash-

ington.

The

question of interest to San Francisco and the Pacific Coast, said Mann, is similar to that of other distinctive

commercial regions.

so happens, fortunately," he "that the carriers serving this region are prosperous, both positively and comparatively, while in the so-

"It

said,

Dr. Paul S. Reinsch, former U. S. Minister to China, has been chosen commercial relationship

to discuss the

of

China

to

the

other

countries of

the Pacific.

Dr. T. Harada, former president of Doshisha University, will speak in kind for Japan, and Wm. Sproule, president of the Southern Pacific, will interpret the relative commercial position occupied by the United States.

Dr. Barrows will be the chief speaker as well as the honor guest. His subject is "The Pacific the Last Council Field." Representatives of American and foreign universities have been especially invited to attend



this dinner,

which represents

a serious

attempt upon the part of the commercial interests of San Francisco to reach a working understanding with educational interests

toward the business

submitting Pacific problems highest grade of treatment.

of

the

to

Atholl McBean, president of the Francisco Chamber of Commerce, will preside at the dinner and the toastmaster will be Wigginton E.

San

Creed

of

the

Chamber's Board

of

Directors. called Southwestern territory, which comprises Texas and Oklahoma, the

and the lower scale,

carriers are not so prosperous rates are generally

upon

a

so that in order to give to the carriers

of the

Southwestern territory the

stat-

utory return, a greater percentage of advance would be necessary than if the carriers of the Pacific Coast or Transcontinental region were considIt follows that ered by themselves. a less percentage of advance would be required in this territory if the Southwestern territory were considered as It is generally a group by itself. conceded that the carriers should not be considered as a whole throughout the United States.

But on

the other

hand, the simplest method of division is in accordance with the classification tariffs, which divide the country into three gre.at groups or territories known as Official, Southern and

Western."

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Rich Brazilian State Seeks U. S.Trade

supply

ti)

data

Commerce

Foreign

of U. S. for January Analysed

^HE usual monthly statement

of the foreign trade of the United States was to-day completed by the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, Department of Commerce. The imports and exports by great groups during the month of January, and the seven months ended January, 1920, are pre-

American Commerce Cnamter Opened at Sao Paulo

ANNOUNCING

sented in the following statement:

to

MONTH OF J.\NUARy

rnni-l'«

willingness

a

Crude materials

American

Foofl.'ituffs

in

merce Paulo

and

1

mercial

i

Com-

Total

Miui,,.

iraporls

2,767,771,494

137,769,968

1,153,555,336

48,544,753 143,132,828

domestic exports rrchandise exported al

to bettering the

we would be very glad any data available."

BUSINESS

to fur-

WANTS

Supply Depot at Fort Mason on March 23 for 1000 founts for Dietz lanterns. Details and specifications are on file in the Exchange Hall of eral

the

Chamber

Firm

in

of

Commerce.

San Francisco wishes

1.831,294

1.499,704

7,591.619

584,988.12 '66.577,45 9.887.148

611.802.497 10,750.286

4,510.094,995 85.908.737

3,734,336 163 63.077.555

.732.745.493

622,552,783

4,596.003,732

3,797,413.718

Business inquiries received by Foreign



3569 Pittsburg, Pa. Firm would like to communicate with exporters of

to

groceries.

would

3.S70 like

to

— Osaka, Japan.

Firm would

Dn sarsaparilla root. Can guarantee delivery of 2,000 pounds weekly, ship-

ments to begin within sixty d
importers along the Pacific Coast who eventually take over their agency.

make connections with im-

— Denver,

3579

Firm

Colorado.

desires to get in touch with jobbers

3571 Monterey, Mexico. Gentleman desires to get in touch with San Francisco importers of copra. 3572 Jafifa, Palestine. Gentleman wishes to represent importers and manufacturers in Palestine, Syria, Mesopotamia and Sudan. Desires

and



importers

of

Japanese

phono-

graph records.



3580

Paris,

Firm would

like to

make connections with San Francisco firms and brokers exporting to France Suet, fats, oils, grains and seeds, caustic

soda, chloride of lime, sugar, cofcotton, wool, rice, etc.

samples, prices, conditions, etc. 3573 San Francisco. Gentleman

fee,

going to Germany would like to represent import and evport firms there. 3574 Kobe, Japan. Japanese firm wishes to get In touch with importers of buttons, camphor, celluloid and imitation pearl products and exporters of chemicals, hides and skins, animal bones, horns and nails. 3575 Exporter of Reus, Spain.

establish business connections with importers of tea, rice, vegetable oils, etc.





;

offers

Trade Department

make connections with automobile

porters of Japanese goods.



Philadelphia Malt Extr.act Co., West College Ave. and Poplar St., Philadelphia, Pa., desires to communicate with San Francisco firms that have representatives calling on the baking trade. Bids will be opened at Zone Gen-

416.3.S9.204

Foreign Trade Opportunities

lations

nish

670,108,821

786.385,415

719,207.863 13,537,630

s

established with the

Brazil,

1.698,201.420

212,992.644

44.408,568 nufactured 137,004,091 ufac

wholly

took place February 4. This has been undergoing a process of organiS. ition for almost a

commercial reexisting between the United * * * and Brazil. "Should your organization or any members of the same desire information regarding the marketing of American wares in this, the richest state of

405,136,697 240,452,635 6.698,973

473,904,053

institution

States

434,476,068 371,143,534 23,082.272

for use in manufacturing....237.477,S48

this city

view

42.750,947 34.J33.842 1.115.248

Exports 'als

The letter to the Chamber follows: "The official inauguration of the American Chamber of Commerce in

now

1,654.458

food 52.717,256 lured 67,6.57,094

m

States.

is

JAN.

19)9 Dollars 660,485,666

furtli.i

rady for

been established at Sao encourage and build up comrelations with the United

year and

ENDED

1,221,725,890

-

for

has to

MOS.

77,757,987

ufacturing....215,477,lS9

Foodstuffs partly

department of the local Chamber. of

7

1920 Dollar*

for cruc

firms desiring to establish trade

with Sao Paulo, Brazil, a letter has been received by the Foreign Trade

An American Chamber

107



nuts, figs, dried fruits, etc.. reliable

man

to represent

would like him in San

Francisco.

3576



Davis, California. Gentleto get in touch with

3581

— Chinese gentleman wishes

Samples may be seen

to

at this office.

POPULAR COURSES Mrs. Mary T. Paine has conducted classes during the past two years for the Extension Division of the University of California that have attracted scores of professional men and women.

In the rooms of the California De-

and meet French buyers at of French Products. All branches of French

3577 Osaka. Japan. Firm would like to get in touch with dealers in automobiles suitable for omnibuses. 3578 Saint Blaise, Switzerland.

velopment Board, Ferry Building, San Francisco, complete courses In algebra, geometry, trigonometry, analytic geometry and calculus are offered. The classes meet two evenings a week. On Monday and Thursday the class In algebra meets at 7 and in geometry at 8 on Tuesday and Friday the class in trigonometry meets at 7 and in analytic geometry and cal-

iroduction will be represented.

Automobile manufacturer would

culus at

PARIS FAIR IN

MAY

The Twelfth

Paris Fair will take 5 to 20, according to a letter received by the Chamber from Consul General Nettner. Amer-

]lace in Paris

can business

May

men

are invited to par-

ticipate :his

Grand Annual Market

man

desires

.American manufacturers of pianos, piano pLayers and phonographs, with view to placing lines on Australian markets. a

— —

like

;

8.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Main Exports by Water

Passing of Ships

T

and Out of

In

This Port

White Flyer Line announces resumption of service

San I'rancisco and bet\veen Los Angeles with their fast passenger and freight steamer Humboldt. She will make two round trips a week, leaving here Tuesday and Friday. Chas. Nelson & Co. are acting as

The

passenger ofSce

683 Market

street.

Large shipments of rice to foreign ports went forward by water last month from San Francisco. To the Orient 131,236 ctls were exported. To Mexico 100 ctls. Central America and Panama 1,887 ctls. South America and Cuba 23,850 ctls, Europe 3,240 ctls, Australia 400 ctls. Pacific Islands 594 ctls, and British Colum18,732

bia

a

ctls,

total

to foreign countries

124,360 bbls, oats 13,982 ctls, onions 683 ctls, beans 991 ctis, potatoes 728 ctls, hops 288,926 lbs.

THE

freight agents.

180,039

of

Lumber 5,401 M, shingles 138 M, building material 3,735 pkgs, laths 125 M, soda 35,519 ctls, coke 38 tons. Prunes 6,850

ctls, coffee

Three Shipping Board steamers,

the

Meriden, Wallingford and Silverado, have been assigned to the General Steamship Corporation for operation in their South American service. The former vessel will load at San Francisco April 18 and on Puget Sound

The

second named loads at the end of April here and May 8 The Silverado reon the Sound. ceives cargo at the

May

end of

and load by

proceeds to Puget Sound to

1,571

ctls,

ash 7,118 ctls, cement 9,755 cordage 616 pkgs, cotton 12,484 hales, dry goods 94 pkgs, drugs and chemicals 21,816 pkgs.

soda

bbls,

leather pkgs,

ctls,

mon 29,858 869

ctls,

dried

ctls,

fruits

fresh fruits 6,777 bx, salcs

and 91

various

bbls,

codfish

44,387 pkgs.

fish

bags 563 groceries and prov. 11,881 bales, pkgs, hides 1,567 ctls, bread 366 ctls,

Canned goods 134,058

cs,

honey 474 cs, pipe 9,144 pkgs, dynamite 5,232 cs, fertilizers 194 tons.

this port

6,806 pkgs, hardware 3,405 machinerv 15,818 pkgs, iron

3,470 pkgs, steel 234,866 ctls, lead 4,821 ctls, metals 17,611 ctls. Malt 21,074 ctls, livestock 12 No., seeds 891 ctls, nails 3,159 ctls, arms and ammunition 2,032 pkgs, coal oil 49,453 cs, various oils 146,656 cs and 512,942 bbls and 9,666,549 gals, paints 15,379 pkgs, tallow 889 ctls. Paper 60,327 pkgs, tinplate 5,263

powder 593 cs, hams and bacon 341

rosin

ctls,

7,898

Raisins

4,796

654

ctls,

butter 370 ctls, wax 1,730 ctls, lard 142 ctls, cheese 466 ctls, quicksilver 237 flasks. ctls,

Rice 180,039 ctls, salt 2,589 tons, soap 2,688 bx, starch 540 ctls, sugar 398 ctls, syrup 177 pkgs, paste 2,737 ctls, shooks 26,101 bdls, wire 32,867 pkgs, R. R. ties 5,120 No., R. R. materials 2,367 pkgs.

New Steamship Service Inaugurated Horacio Bossi Caceres, Consul steamship from DIRECT Coast General for the Argentine ports San the service

Pacific

ctls.

April 26.

amounts exported from during the month of February follow:

principal articles of. merchandise and

1-lour

Waterfront News from Marine Department

will be located at

HE

via

the

Straits

Magellan

of

to

the

River Platte, and return.

At

the

present

time

in

east

to

South America will be inaugurated with a sailing from San Francisco about May 15, according to announcement just issued by the United States Shipping Board. The steamers are to be under the management and operation of Messrs. Swayne & Hoyt, and the present plans are to dispatch one steamer a month coast of

service

this

Francisco, has addressed a very corSan Francisco business men through the Chamber of Commerce, offering his co-operation in connection with the establishment of this service. Caceres has invited mer dial letter to

chants to call on him who have goods to ship to the Argentine. He will be glad to accept price quotations, samples and a statement of conditions governing transactions, with the idea of placing these before the leading

merchants of his countrj'. The Consul has taken a very strong

coast ports only,

with cargoes of nitrate of soda, the new steamers Malta Maru and Boston Maru, consigned to Suzuki &

South American east and it is expected that Pacific Coast merchants will find this directly advantageous to them in the exploitation of South American

stand in favor of greater commerciali relationship between San Francisco and the Argentine Republic, and it is,

Co., will call here to replenish their

business.

will

June

contemplates

10.

Bound from Iquique

fuel supply.

week and

The

Yokohama

to

former

the latter late

due this this month.

contract for one of the largest tankers ever constructed on this coast has been let to the Moore Shipbuilding

Company by

Atlantic S.

the Southern Pacific

S.

Co.

Her

DISCHARGED SOLDIERS AND SAILORS



Young man 24, with 6 years experience stenographic and secretarial work, desires position as secretary or correspondent out of 431

in

The

schooner Lily is undergoing an overhauling at Tibbett's yard, AlaShe was recently purchased meda. by Burns, Philp & Co. from the Gardiner Mill Co. She will operate in the South Pacific Island trade out of

business men invaluable.

1600— Young man

desii

export or import house, st Speak: or correspondence. Spanish. Good

age

nth some exj r

Eia's

Uved



in

in foreign

Mexico several

years.

1602

30,

with

'"34 -U.

;

S.

of proven

An

returned

ng with firm

reliable

dealing in the Ori

Anne

Hanify, launched at Coos Bay January 3 for J. R. Hanify & Co. of San Francisco, will have her trial trip this week.

bond

man and

th finanExcelin

any

general

nection as traveling representative in foreign Will go abroad if desired. trade. 1

1599 Mechanical engineer, technical gra< uate; 10 years experience industrial cnginee ing. covering design, sales, erection and o: erotion; age"32, married.

,

603— Experienced office, accountmg or man open for appointment. Twenty

credit

years experience in above work, 9 years Salary commensurate with last firm. sponsibility

witll| re-|

and work.

SPECIAL NOTICE and export house in San Francisco desires to employ a competent pur

Large



credit

lines.

nd office

;

jcently

— Experienced

:ial

management. Knows Russian. French, German, Polish, Slavic dialect; desires con-

433 Store executive experience ii Jepartment, superintendence and mer ng desires position with possibilit

GENERAL APPLICATIONS

this port.

steamer

local

assistance

carrying

capacity will be 125,000 bbls.

The

that his

find

Placement Bureau

A

&

certainty

a

is

chasing

employed

import

agent, preferably young man now capacity of assistant purchasing General en

m

agent and seeking advancement. gineering knowledge desirable.

KNICHT-COUNIHAN PRIKTINC CO

'

Hayes & Franklin Stc, San Francisco, Pf^ yn

The Commercial,

FinaDcial, Indnstrial

>luine 7

and CoTenunental Metropolis

Every Friday

350 Do Honor

of

the

Pacific

Coast

Number 13

March 26, 1920

Barrows

to Dr.

Tiusiness Men Hear TSfew Head of University -*-^ of California Promise Help in Solving Peace Problems Through Healthy Trade Relations.

LINKING

present-day education

with present-day world problems of nations and In California

<>t

tlif

Cdinmerce, a dinner was given at Palace Hotel on Monday night

hy

the

Chamber

Commerce

of

in

honor of Dr. David P. Barrows, newly elected President of the Uni-

and

attending friendly relations lies the future peace of the Pacific and of the world, was the keynote of speeches by the guest of honor and his hosts, the announced subject being "Relations of the Peoples Bordering its

on the Pacific." More than 350 representative business '

men

dinner

of

and

this

city

heard

the

attended

the

distinguished

guest pledge the co-operation of ;

,

the

University of California to the State California and San Francisco in reaching a solution of the "peace

of

problem." I

President Barrows !

I

I

I

was emphatic

in

the declaration that the peace of the

the United States. "The peace of the world," he said, "must be settled where the men at 'he cou.icil table are far removed from the ambitions of the nations devastated by

world

lies in

a city

men

has been referred to this country. In there is a spirit of

San Francisco imagination and generosity, and this can solve problems that New York cannot. The special function city

of

city

this

to

is

solve

the

Pacific

lem its

Is

Wigginton E. Creed,

the toastmaster,

said he hoped for better co-operation

by the University and the commercial activities of the state and city. "We have not done our part in in future

the

past,"

he said,

"in

with the University and

trade.

Chamber

solution to the prob-

San Francisco, through of

Commerce, must

reg-

co-operating its adminis-

tration."

Creed declared the

"The primary

the development of trade

in

is

New York

as the first city of

problem.

versity of California.

That

San Francisco

the war. love.

Pacific

Ocean

a new movement of Industry and education. It involved the development of China the

theater of

commercial

ulate

and of new

may

ment of a backward people. The position of the United States, he said, was one of opportunity, and that op-

Its trade so that this solution be reached. "How can the University of CaliIn the University we fornia help? teach the languages of many nations

for the

primary use of trade.

Men

taking these courses return to their respective countries and conduct affairs of Government as well as large business enterprises.

"The

University

of

California

It must stands here ready to serve. be of service to grow. Make such use of it as your patriotism and good judgment dictate and help it to be what It should be as a seat of learning on the coast, in the nation and the

world." Atholl

McBean,

President of the In lntrnducin2

Chamber, presided and

ideals in the patient treat-

portunity rested In co-operation and service to the people afiected.

Paul

S.

Reinsch, former American

Minister to China, urged that help be given China by the United States, since the Chinese believed that this country is the only one they can trust and therefore they are willing to listen to the advice and counsel of the United States at times when they turn a deaf ear to other nations.

"The Chinese

people

have

many

virtues of a high order, but they have

not developed their commercial organization," he said. "They want

(Continued next page.)

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

110

New

High Honor Paid and

on

insist

ment

ucU

as

of

possession

as

their

country, but they are willing to listen to America because they have money

annex territory. Chimust be brought out This Is essential. and mobilized. They are now beginning to build up and no desire

to

home

They

industries.

are developing

If Japan could see that the sugmade are not prompred by an unfriendly purpose, but as the result

conditions, some soluproblems might be worked She must yield to intelligence and sanit)' rather than have to face another war." tions of her

out.

Co-operation

months. When the prospects of China are developed the commercial demands of the country will be increased.

men

Cheunber

the

William Sproule, President Southern

appezJs,

District,

through

"With

cess.

it

she learns

The

people

United States, Canada, .Austraand South America do not want The races cannot assimilate and no nation wants a people that cannot assimilate with its own race. The problem In California is the Japanese.

hut an incident to that situation.

fornia are to be asked to help build a

highway through Nevada.

This has

been decided as a result of several years' cial

investigation

by the commer-

organizations of Northern Cali-

fornia and Nevada.

The fornia

request for funds from Caliis

being fostered by a Califor-

nia committee headed by L. A. Nares.

to pau-ticipate in the great psu-ade amd program of activities that will follow.

ular

"Where

will

Japan turn

dirficulties;

"Education

there

way no

is

is

State Automobile is

mercial

basis.

far

a strictly

of

inate

it.

Japan knows

the

last

link

of

this

and she

and high-backed as

transcontinental

is

we

with

its

The chairman of the Cham.ber's committee on highwaj-s, Adolph Mack, has, during the last five years, made many personal Investigations as to the Nevada highway needs and has that the co-operation of

the San Francisco

in

is

the

popseats

and our ability and ask them

The ment

to serve their

wants

to treat us likewise. strongest factor In the developof any b'lsiness is friendship,

and we must extend the hand of good will and good faith to the people of the Orient. Being true to ourselves is one of the problems of the Pacific.

"Let our

universities so arrange curriculum that their young men be prepared for foreign trade and thereby help in solving the Pacihc problem." their il

Decided Upon

highway,

terminus at San Francisco.

recommended

public opinion

unless

for the other, we are in a sorry plight. "We want the Chinese and Japanese to feel that they are in the house of those who covet none of their possessions. In dealing with these people we would do well to study their wants

si,

Chamber

of

Com-

the

project.

com-

California will benefit

more than Nevada through

completion

and dom-

the

The

Association.

made upon

request

will

never come in contact with another race unless he can control

Is little

whim, and

and centers of learning there are in control those who do not mistake one

She

The Anglo-Saxon

There

these days, but instead there

emi-

to

grate a million per'ple yearly? will inevitably h-;.ve to fight her

out of the other way.

history.

merce be u:\pn to the campaign to secure $450,000 which will be added to approximately $3,000,000 to be raised in Nevada and through Federal aid. The Chamber's directors on Tuesday voted $1,000 toward the

formerly president of the California

Period

"The topic of the evening gives us new hopes and prospects, for we are entering a new period In the world's

New Highway Cali-

New

Enter

be excused from employment at 10 a. m. tomorrow for the rest of the day. Then they will be able

as stiff-necked

San Francisco and Northern

President

of

their

servists

militarists.

she finds

selection

and strong.

insure this success, the requests that Re-

admir2j

lia

not acceptable.

is

the

we have at the head of the University a man who is both swift Barrows,

of the

when

that she

Dean when

he said

to all business to assist in meJcing Naval Day, McU-ch 27th, a suc-

another of Japan's problems. The impression is that Japan's government Is not by the masses. The impression exists that she has not extended the right of suffrage to the proper degree and that she is dominated and controlled by

outlet and

of the

Pacific, paid a sterling trib-

ute to the newly elected

of

Commerce,

To

Inevitable

of

Rear AdmirsJ J. L. Jayne, commaindant of the Twelfth

Naval

Japan must face the problem of feeding and caring for her present population and must also make room for the yearly increase. She must seek an

gestions

Mr. Employer! Admiral Asks

the cotton industry on a large scale and a vast number of cotton mills have been set us within the past few

Co-operation Neetied "Co-operation between the University and the Chamber of Commerce You, who are here at the Is needed. gateway of the country, will have to lead the nation in this great undertaking and show the rest of the country what is needed." Robert Newton Lynch, Vice-President and Manager of the Chamber, spoke on Japan. "Japan's problem is one of expansion," he said. "With a population of about seventy million and an area smaller than that of Texas, that population is growing at the rate of about a million a year.

Head

are.

capacity

nese

U. of C.

control and develop-

tlie

A meeting in Sacramento last Saturday was attended by two representatives of the Chamber, A. H. Clack and L. B. Wilson, and as a result of this meeting an organization committee headed by L. A. Nares is now undertaking to arrange the details of the campaign for funds. An appeal nil! be made not only to California bvsiness interests but to other states

adjoining

Nevada which

will benefit

by the construction of this highway. The Chn:' -r itself will not handle the campai hut will give its backing to the committee in charge and will appeal to the business interests in

San Francisco the movement.

to give their

support to

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Copy

Advertising

B you will watch the printed adclosely you will notice San Francisco advertisers

IF vertising that

of

of

Commerce

to

make

all

San Francisco advertising "Sell San Francisco." Pictures and text are being used by advertisers to bring San Francisco and California favorably before the world

— and

seen that the use of this material makes the advertisement of the particular commodity more atit

tractive

is

and more

San Francisco" Takes Hold Following Campaign of Chamber to Boost City.

usiness of "Selling

many

received by the

letters

After nearly two months of intencampaigning, the Chamber of

sive

feature to the very best advantage the work of Mr. McCarthy, and with the co-operation of such bodies as the

THEO.

DREDGE.—

F.

have

I

read with great interest the report of

your

campaign under the heading "Selling San Francisco" and although I am not advertising locally and therefore not in a position to assist directly, it

me

occurs to

many manufac-

that

representatives,

turers'

could

assist

lating

to

myself,

like

by placing information

re-

San Francisco's industries their

Eastern

correspondents. If

would be

plea.

should be glad to have a supply and will see that they receive proper atten-

Advertisers have been thoroughly aroused to the tremendous effect that will follow upon the general use of this

form of community advertising.

Keen

business

men have

quickly seen that with this kind of boosting employed to the full in national, regional

and

San Francisco cannot help but become one of the local

advertising,

letter

"Dear

Sirs:

"Will you please send, addressed to the writer, a copy of your Chamber of Commerce publication containing the full-page ad of Bentley Water-

&

man? "Yours

Agency, "By G. L.

»

DWIGHT

*

faith in the idea that they contracted for a full page in a national insurance journal for a whole year and gave over sixty per cent of their advertising to the business of selling San Francisco with their insurance.

are excerpts

from

a

few more

that we can be of material service to each community touched. Our plans are extensive * » * and we shall avail ourselves of the valuable information and help that you are able and willing to give to "Sell San Francisco." E. S. Nevins, (Sgd.) Vice-President and Treas.

I

»

BURROUGHS.—

have read I with interest your notes to the auto* * * mobile men. They cannot sell until people are here to sell to. It would do more good, in my opinion, to use

with a

keep us posted on development, and mail us data for use by advertisers.

culation,

We

wish you success. Sincerely,

Lyon.

(Sgd.)

more space

in description

of the beauties a customer could see

advise us as to how best we can cooperate in "Selling San Francisco,"

car.

Taking a paper with 125,000 cirwhat portion of the readers the car buyer named what a small portion care what he or she bought? But if blended in with a

know

;

story of the beauties of Nature, near it would be read with interand retained in memory's record. Los Angeles truly co-operates in

at hand,

CITIZENS' BUILDING

AND

LOAN ASSOCIATION.— I heartily

am

accord with the idea of

in

"Making Advertising

Sell

San Franyou under

cisco." I am mailing to separate cover a copy of our "House Organ," as the San Francisco Adver-

Club calls it. Can you give me any suggestions as to how we can serve the cause in our little quarterly

est

publication? Cordially yours,

Chamber

*

M. FIELD, Inc.—We

apprevery much the courtesies extended our photographer, M. H. McCarthy, and as a result we will be able to work with you in placing San Francisco and its many unique features before thousands of readers all over the United States. Each corporation (we serve) has its own house organ and we are working with them in securing the best ciate

possible

material journals and, cisco, first.

with *

*

*

the

respective

San Franvaried scenery, comes

of

its

for

course,

is

Thanked

for PubUcity

The

following letter has been reby the Publicity Department

Chamber from L. B. Wilson, secretary of the Green Coffee Asso-

of the

Secretary.

L.

bad that we have

not the same community spirit. (Sgd.) W. W. COOLEV, District Advertising Representative.

ceived

Fremont Wood, *

It is too

publicity.

tising

»

Raine, Jr."

in

LYON.— Please

E.

Advertising

This same Bentley & Waterman ad played a prominent part in the early stages of the Chamber's campaign to "Make your San Francisco advertising sell San Francisco." Bentley & Waterman, San Francisco insurance agents, had such great

Here

enclosure

tion.

(Sgd.)

cordially,

"The Borland

for

suitable

letters written factories in the East,

best advertised cities in the world.

Nation-wide attention being is given to this campaign and the Chamber is receiving requests from remote places for information upon the subject. Even a New York advertising agency of international scope has asked for information. Witness this

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, we feel that you will agree with us

you have any printed matter that

Commerce is able to report a unanimous response from advertisers to its t

have an advertising and department enabling us to

also

publicity

asking suggestions:

and attractions before

effective.

We

Chamber, commending the idea and

already are beginning to respond in practical form to the plea of the

Chamber

the

Changing

is

ciation:

"At the last meeting of the E.xecuCommittee of the Green Coffee

tive

Association

Chamber

of

the

San

Francisco

Commerce, the attention of the committee was drawn to the February issue of Activities which of

contained several articles on the plan of the Green Coffee Association to increase the interest of Central American merchants in San Francisco as a coffee receiving port.

"The committee letter

the

of

requested that a appreciation be written to for its co-operation and

Chamber

courtesy in calling attention to this phase of the work of the Association."

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Earlier Mailing Aids Business postmaster Urges Relief of Congestion So That Correspondence May Be Expedited.

*•

POSTMASTER FAY desires the co-operation of

Chamber mem-

campaign to be waged by the Post Office Department for frequent mailings. more earlier and bers in a

has been noted of late that a great number of business concerns fail to deposit their correspondence for mailing as it accumulates during the As a result, mailings are day. jammed into the busy period of the evening, causing such a congestion at one time that it is impossible to give proper service in dispatch, to say nothing of making connections with It

and important trains, which could have been done had the mail earlier

been deposited earlier in the day. clearer understanding of this situation can be gained from the statement that the record of the canceling machines, which accurately register each piece of first class mail matter

A

From

can readily

would insure advance mailings could

be seen that a heavy burden is placed on the Post Office Department in its endeavor to handle this enormous

be readily devised for each office with If the importance very little effort. of such advance mailings can be forcibly brought to the attention of business men, there is no question but that the results expected could be

the foregoing

amount

it

of mail in a brief period of

and notwithstanding the fact that the hours of all available emtime,

ployees are so scheduled that they are on duty during the rush period, the task of handling this mail and making connections with the important outgoing trains during the evening liours

most

a

is

It

is

difficult one.

appreciated that a considerable

amount of correspondence emanating from business concerns cannot be closed until the end of the working day, but there

is

a certain portion that

can be deposited for mailing as it is completed, and if this portion were mailed frequently during the day as it accumulated, it would mean much

toward relieving the congestion dur-

deposited for dispatch, indicates that

ing

the early evening hours.

during the period from 8

an

advance

5

p.

a.

m.

to

m. only about 150,000 pieces are

received,

from 5

p.

whereas during the period

m.

to 7 p.

million pieces of

m. about one-half

first

class mail

are

deposited for mailing.

would tend it would be

After nine jears of

fine service

to

to help the situation,

tage, in insuring earlier dispatches,

if

mailings could be advanced to the extent of one-half hour to one hour. It is believed that a system which

Symphony Needs Businessmen Asked

Even

financial

deficit will

whole be made good by

assistance,

have

to

this

the Musical Association of

San Fran457 Phelan Building, San Fran-

the present guarantors, who heretofore have contributed about $60,000 each year.

Vigorous

efforts

have been made to

get special subscriptions to cover the

added apparent deficit of $40,000, but only a portion of this sum has been subscribed.

Business men who share the opinion that the Symphony Orchestra is one of San Francisco's best assets and that it should not be abandoned or neglected, are asked at this time to subscribe as liberally as they can. Checks may be made payable to A.

W.

Widenham, Secretary-Manager,

who compose

the orchestra.

Other American out,

and

cities, it is

pointed

have provided fully for the sup-

port

of it

symphony

their is

orchestras,

hoped that San Francisco

will not fail in maintaining the sical

The

Foreign Trade Department of

Chamber

is

in receipt of a letter

from Nicifori Zambrano, 519 California street, announcing that he has received the exequatur issued by President Wilson recognizing him as

Mexican Francisco.

Consul

business

p. m. are made from the more important boxes in the congested areas as frequently as every twenty minutes. connection with even one earlier collection may sometimes result in an advance dispatch that may ultimately mean a gain of as much as twentyfour hours in delivery at a distant

A

point.

Representatives of the Post Office will shortly call

the

in

business

on

all

postal patrons

territory

and advise

with them concerning the most advantageous methods for obtaining the cooperation desired.

C. H. Lloyd, chairman of the Latin American committee, and a member of the Foreign Trade committee, left last Saturday for Mexico City. As an honorary commercial commissioner of the Chamber, Lloyd will resume his campaign for better trade relations between this city and Mexico. It was due to Lloyd's efforts that Mexico recently reduced her tariff 50 per cent on canned fruits, jams and jellies.

mu-

organization which has added so to the artistic and educational of the city.

RECOGNIZED AS CONSUL the

principal

4

HEARING

much life

the

to Mexico City For Campaign

cisco. It is explained that the increased deficit for the season of 192021 is due to the general increase in living costs and particularly to wage increases in behalf of the musicians

about $100,000. Unless business men generally lend

in

Goes

tra is facing a serious deficit for the season of 1920-21. It is frankly stated that the 1920-21

their

that

territory of the city collections after

Money

cisco,

a deficit of

mind

Assistance

to Contribute

San Francisco, the Symphony Orches-

income from admission will not exceed $75,000, and that there will be

In a word, arrange to have office boys or messengers deposit correspondence in the mail box as soon as it is prepared, particularly toward the closing hours of the day, bearing in

mailing of

minutes and a decided mutual advanin

achieved.

General

in

San

IN THIS CITY

Secretary George B. McGinty of the Interstate Commerce Commission has informed the Traffic Bureau of the

Chamber

that

the

Commission

will conduct a further hearing in San

Francisco on May 24 in connection with the Intermediate Rate Associa-

This was proposed

tion case.

is

the case in

which

advance all rates, both class and commodity, from Eastern defined territory to Pacific Coast cities. it

to generally

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

11,^

Have Big Market Week

City to

'VXTholesalers Combine to Exhibit V\f^ares to Out' of 'Town Buyers; Twelve Firms See\ Meeting.

^^

on RIGHT Foreign Trade

the heels of the great

The

firms participating in the pre-

Convention in San Francisco next May, there

liminary organization work were L. Dinkelspiel & Co., Neustadter Bros.,

will ensue this city's first big Market Week. Beginning May 17 and con-

Walton N. Moore Dry Goods Co., Lazare-Klein Dry Goods Co., Levi

May

tinuing up to

22,

a group of

wholesale merchants and manufacturers of San Francisco will conduct this initial

who who

man man

getting-together of the city

and the out-of-town

sells

buys.

:

Strauss

&

Bauer Bros. & Co., Bro., Clayburgh Bros.,

Co.,

Jules Levey & B. Hart & Bro.,

Hecht,

Buckingham

The Williams-Marvin

&

Co.,

Gerson & Breyer, Ma.x Levy and Greenebaum, Weil & Michels. These firms are representative of the cloak

In preparation for an early realiza-

modern way of establishand more friendly relations

tion of this

ing closer between the city wholesaler and the

out-of-town retai'er and to promote and extend San Piancisco's trade, reprCM-'ntatives of twelve San Francisco wholesale houses have formed what

and

suit business, dry goods, men's furnishing goods, boots and shoes, and waist and skirt manufacturers. From among those, who attended the first organization meeting an Executive Committee was appointed as follows: Sylvan L. Bernstein, chairman Walter Stettheimer, Reed Fun;

known

Manufacturers and Wholesalers Association of San Francisco and have invited all members of similar trades to meet at the will be

Chamber

as the

2 :45 o'clock of April 6, for the purpose of perfecting the organization and definitely formulating !

at

plans for the

first

Market Week.

THE

Chamber

to its

members con-

tinue to have reaction in that there

is

steady increase of applications for

new

members

men

Business

received

each

week.

San Francisco are

of

coming more and more

to a realiza-

Chamber aims to serve members and to do everything pos-

tion that the its

sible

to

supply business information.

Hence the

fact that this

additional

applications

ship

week fifteen for member-

have been received by the

mem-

The new

appli-

bership committee. cations follow:

Gracier, Klink

&

Young, Refiners

and Manufacturers of Gold, Silver and Platinum, 409 Montgomery St.

Gross

&

Miller,

Neubauer and

to

Inc.

(J.

Thompson, Mgr.), Investment curities, 277 Pine St.

H. Se-

H. A. Harris, Import and Export, 632-633 Merchants Exch. Bldg. Monroe, Leon & Tees, Inc., Import and Export, 311 California St.

San Francisco the outride and to establish here a

Market Week twice

will be participated in by manufacturers and wholesalers of all lines pertaining to wearing apparel. It is our aim, through co-operative measures, to establish San Francisco's position as a metropolitan distributing center and to assert our claims of the many advantages that this market affords.

"The Market Week tions

us to

standings.

"The Market Week idea has been \ery successful in other cities and we intend to make it so for San Francisco.

"When

properly conducted, the brings the out-of-town

Market Week

merchant into friendly contact with the city manufacturer and wholesaler and both buyer and seller take a substantial benefit."

Industrial Exhibit

porter and Exporter, 444 Sansome St. National Nitrosoil Company, 604 St.

on

St.

Palfreyman, A. W., Manufacturer

Jams and

Jellies,

40 California

St.

Sander Supply Company, General Merchandise, 93 Market St. Stewart Motion Picture Company, Commercial Pictures, 440 Phelan Bldg.

Taylor Instrument Companies, SciInstruments, 431 Rialto Bldg.

entific

Thomas-Body Company, Canners, 417 Market

San Jose

is

in

May

have a great indus-

to

trial exhibition in

May.

It

to be

is

the most comprehensive display ever

Company, Abrasives, Norton Grinding Wheels and Machinery, 12

Natoma

will enable us

and maintain closer relawith our clients and will help smooth out all minor misunder-

to cultivate

The Mutual Supply Company, Im-

Mission

a year.

Week

"This Market

New Members

15

fund of information given and data supplied by the

a

Wm.

Peters, Julien Hart, Jesse Max Levy. In discussing the objects and aims of the Market Week organization, Bernstein said "The purpose of San Francisco wholesalers and manufacturers in thus getting together collectively is to at-

ston,

tract

merchants

St.

Times Square Auto Supply Co., Auto Supply Jobbers, 758-60 Mission St.

Trainer-Parsons Optical Company. Optician, 186 Geary St. Shipsmithing Company, United Shipsmithing and General Blacksmith Work, 135 Spear St.

made

of

the products of

the

Santa

Clara Valley and that section of the State tributary to San Jose. At least that

is

the plan of the very active

Hundred Per Cent Club

of

One

San Jose.

The exhibition not only is to inthe products for which the Santa Clara Valley is famous, but machinery displays, an automobile show and an amusement zone. The time selected is the week beginning May 29 and ending June 5. clude

Not

the least interesting displays at

San Jose will be those of local facand canneries, the latter to show complete works in miniature, while tories

products of the orchard, field, ranch and mine will be put on view in an

new and interesting manThe amusement zone will be on

absolutely ner.

the plan of the

"Zone"

at the

Pan-

ama-Pacific International Exposition.

SAN FRANCISCO CSAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES IAN FRANCISCO Chamber of Commerce ll'ost Office at

Activities, entered as second-class matter January 7, 1915, at the San Francisco, California, under the act of March .3, 1879. Subscription price. Fifty Cents per wtk.y by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce.

Pul .ished

year.

Want

For What You

to

Know

Call

KEARNY

112

To Our Advertising Members WITHIN a few days you will be «isked your business

tise

in

to adver-

Commerce

a Chamber of

magazine. This

is

why:

the Cheimber feels that its present publicabecause of its necessarily limited size, does not adequately serve the Cheunber membership, nor It properly represent Ssui Francisco to the world. is maintaiined at heavy annual outlay, and the judgment is that the expense is not justified by the results First,

tion,

obtjtined.

Second,

it is

an

lication into

a better smd will

proposed to convert the present pubillustrated magazine which will give to the membership, an'd

Icirger service

effectively advertise territory.

San Francisco

in

trade-

producing

Third, in order to engage in this greater and more expensive community service, the Chamber must be supported by paid advertising. Your advertising is going to be solicited along

Many New line

INment,

with a previous announce-

Western Manning, Maxwell & Moore, a corporation, has leased the property at 40-42 Fremont St.,

to

and opened a stock and sales ofBce handle the product of Manning,

Maxwell

&

ufacturers

machine

Moore, of

New York

machines,

man-

cranes

and

tools.

This firm has had a representative in San Francisco for more than twenty-five years, but has previously confined its business to soliciting for large plant contracts. The new corporation will go after all classes of trade and will be in a

position to sell machines and machin-

ery

tools

from

their

San Francisco

salesroom.

Chas. H. Overkamp the local

office.

He

is

manager

states

of

that his

company would no doubt have

estab-

some time ago law which requires

lished a local factory

but for the state foreign corporations to pay tax on In the case of this capital invested. company the tax collected would be based on the New York investment It is claimed that for $18,000,000. the law does not keep the foreign manufacturer out, as was probably intended, but it does prevent Eastern

dis-

We

We

contract.

Open Here

of Western Manning, Maxwell Moore. Raiette Manufacturing Co. high-priced silk waists and underwear -has opened a factory at 88 First St., which is equipped to turn out W. Bowfifty dozen garments daily. den, local manager, states that San Francisco was selected as a factory location because of its paramount fa-

name

&

The



center of distribution and its

available labor

He states that silk can be purchased in this market as cheap, if not cheaper, than in the East. supply.

Roland E. Schiller and Richard Simon have opened a jobbing house under the name of Roland E. Schiller & Co., at 133 Kearny St. They are wholesale jobbers of women's readyto-wear clothing and will be ready Schiller for business about May 1. formerly was connected with Lester Levy & Co., wholesale cloak and suit

The new firm will employ four salesmen and will cover the three

dealers.

Pacific Coast States.

Singer Bros.

you

criminating circulation of a high class Chamber of Commerce mzigazine will benefit both the community and its business units, the Chamber will not permit the solicitation of advertising upon that basis. are going to you with a legitimeite business proposition. axe asking you to advertise with us because we believe you will get a good return on your investment. If your patronage shall enable the Chamber of Commerce more fully to meet its obligation to its membership and to the community, you may write that down as something outside of your advertising

Businesses

on account of

offering

and volume of trade. While it is obvious that the publication and

from establishing branch factories and sales offices. In this case the difficulty was overcome by forming a California corporation under the

also

is

a good advertising medium, and your patronage is You are not asked sought on that ground alone. to consider that this magazine will be San Francisco's one best seller, or that it will do more than cuiy other agency towcu-d incrcEising our population

factories

cilities as a

The Chamber

straight business lines.

& Day

Co., of

New

York

City, manufacturers of cloaks and suits, have opened a sales branch at 233 Grant Ave., under the management of Ira G. Fortlouis. It will serve as the Pacific Coast headquarters carrying samples and stock to supply trade west of Kansas City. A large force of traveling salesmen are

now

employed. A. Farris & Co. has opened a silk waist factory at 883 Market St. Farris is reported to be a man of wealth who has been engaged many years in merchandising business in the Central California district. C. Anthony, local manager of the new concern, states that his business will cover the entire Pacific

Coast

territory.

Gracier, Klink

&

of bullion, gold dust

inum sweeping and

Young, and

refiners

silver, plat-

have occupied the entire building at 608-610

Commercial

St.,

filings

which they will op-

erate as a refinery of precious metals.

TO SETTLE CLAIMS Through an arrangement with the Government, the Southern Pacific Company is to act as Trustee for the Railroad Administration in the collection of assets and adjustment ol liabilities arising out of transactions with the This anrailroad during Federal Control. nouncement was made at tlie Company here today by Auditor T. O. Edwards.

office!

It is believed this procedure will aid, the public, reducing delays in settlement of claims, bills for materials and the like to a minimiud.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Tacoma

Will Send 75 Envoys to Convention

Coast Cities Combine

Trade Meet

TACOMACoast is

Pacific

Make

to

Successful

the

of

the

jump

into

latest

cities to

the Foreign Trade Convention an aggressive, thoroughgoing man-

in

Edward

A'lanaging Secretary

ner.

Kemmer Club

made

P.

Tacoma Commercial Chamber of Commerce

of the

and

a special trip to this city

and

is

week conferring with C. P. Converse at the Foreign Trade Conhere this

vention headquarters with

reference

Tacoma

to the details of the

partici-

pation.

Kemmer

says

that

the

delcj;ation

which will come down by special boat from Tacoma will consist of at least seventy-five

the

leading business

Washington

port,

men

possibly

of

one

hundred.

115

Uruguay Offers Big Market For American Materials

THE

next few years will afford

cold-storage

number

many

immediate needs

for the sale of kinds of construction materials in Uruguay, according to a report just issued by the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, De-

partment of Commerce. financially solid,

high

its

Uruguay

business

and there

is

is

on a

is

workmanship

good

plane,

available,

The

now

biggest single project

be-

proposal for an international power plant to be erected on the Uruguay River by Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay jointly, with guaranties for the equitable dising considered

tribution of

is

a

power

to the three coun-

concerned. is a present need in

There

video for a large

number

men's houses, for at

least

Montework-

of

ten

new

business structures, a hotel, an opera

facilities,

and

a

of factories, the total cost of in

private construc-

tion of these kinds being estimated

by

Within few years the Government will need new and modern edifices to architects

at

$16,300,000.

the next

the value of $23,000,000.

There

is

a steady spirit

of progress.

tries

house,

opportunities

many

is a developing demand for types of construction tools and

machinery, and for heating and elevator installations, according to this report, which is known as Special Agents Series No. 189, "Construction Materials and Machinery in Uruguay," and is sold at the nom-nal price of 15 cents by the Superintendent of Documents, Government Prmting Office, Washington, D. C. The re-

port may also be obtained at any of the district or co-operative offices of the iJureau of Foreign and Domestic C.i'.iiuerce.

Planning Exhibits

"We

are going to considerable piins

preparing maps, bas-reliefs, pliotographs and other material to show the advantages of the port of Tacoma, and this exhibit we will have at the convention," he said. "We are going to get our full share of the business of the Pacific Coast and propose to let everybody know that fact. Last week we drove the first pile in our new system of wharfs for which we voted $2.500,U0G in bonds last vear. These will be rushed to completion and we will handle ship. of any tonnage and any draft."

H'lrmonious Combine Probably never in their history have Pacific Coast cities combined in the harmonious and co-operative manner that has been sh^wn in their unitthe

ed efforts to insure the success of the Foreign Trade Convention here in

May. San Francisco business men are beginning to stir themselves and Secretary Converse believes that this city will

contribute at least 1,000 delegates, the figure that Portland is plan-

ning to reach.

Cuban

the acceptance of the Chamber of Commerce for representation by that country, eight nations of the Pacific and of South America now have officially been recognized a= participating in the conveotion, namely: China, Canada, Australia, tb-

Argentina,

India

and

CHANGE OF ADDPESS Silberstein

New York

Reccvtd by Foreign Trade Department

York, N. Y.

Firm

in

would

with chemical

like to get in touch manutacruiers or ex-

&

Son, wholesale wool-

announce a change of address from 140 Geary to 717 Market street

figs,

soap,

seed, anise,



manna, mustard and carob-beans.

seed,

lin-

3589 San Francisco. Gentleman Mexico desires to get in touch u-ith

porters interested in representation in

in

Japan.

exporters of fresh fruit 3590 San Francisco. Gentleman wishes to make connections with merchants interested in purchasing sesame



358^ Buenos Aires, Argentina. Gentleman would like to make connections with firms interested in imArgentine the following porting products: Beans, peas, starch, canary-

quebracho extract, tallow, linseed oil, glycerine, bonemeal, animal hoofs and horns, skms tohatco, etc. seed,



Gentlemui in f ranee would A r.er-.^ir capitalists propcontaining a deposit of about Furtwenty million tons ^l' ochre. ther details at this office. 3585 Sydney, Australia. Australian hat manufacturer is interested in dyemg and bleaching machinery with which to dye, bleach and dry mati'(for strnw rials in one operation 358-1

like to sell

erty



plaits

and braids).

— Oakland.

Gentleman

following chem icals: White and grey barytes; caltalc blue black cium carbonate white red, purple and yellow oxide. 3587 San Francisco. High grade Russian gentleman wants lines for representation in aiberia and Russia

wishes

to

sell

the

;

.

;



as soon as conditions permit.

Is will-

mg

Japan.

ens,

3582— New

3586

With

Philippines,

Foreign Trade Opportunities Business Inquiries

to levote time to familiarizing himself by working in factories here. Italian firm 3588 Bari, Italy.



wishes to

make connections with im-

po''ers of almonds, sulphur-oil, dried



oil.



3591 '^'okohama, Japan. Japanese firm would like to be put in touch with exporters of hardware, chemicals, fertilizers and glass.

3592— Mexico

City, Mexico.

Firm

desires to get in touch with importers of cedar.



3593 Tokyo, Japan. Firm in Japan would like to secure an agency direct from leading packers of fruits and vegetables.



359-1 Los Angeles. Gentleman wishes to be placed in touch with importers of Chinese silks, pongees

and

teas.



3595 Stuttgart, Germany. Gentleman would like tc imkc connections with firms desiring a puichasu:^ agent or representative in Germany, Switzerland or Austria.



3596 Consta.itmople, Turkey. Firm desires to ge' in touch with importers and exporters desiring to establish trade connections in Asiatic T'.rkey.

3597— C-.'mpbell, Califorr ufacturers' a,^ent in Austra to get in touch

ia.

.a

Mandesires

with American firms.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Passing of Ships In and Out of This Port

Placement Bureau DISCHARGED SOLDIERS AND SAILORS an. 23 years, recently released

Waterfront Ne'ws from Marine Department



Three

THE M.

George Washington from Christiania, etc., via Antwerp March 3rd for San FranS.

Norway-Pacific line, will leave from here for Scandinavian Ports of call inports next month. clude Christiania, Copenhagen, and Hamhurg, Antwerp and Rotterdam if inducements oi?er.

yea'rs

The

Pacific

Mail Steamship Com-

amoimting

to

$178,656.68. Among from Central Amer-

the cargo brought

ican and Mexican ports there were 0,218 hg sugar and 15,255 bg green coffee.

The Albers Steamslilp Line steamer .\Northland, t.nking freight for ican and Central American r irta .:s far soutli as Punta Arenab: s.il I'nve

M

t'-is

port

March

The motor

last

Peterson of this

city.

Chas. R. McCormick & Co. soon will have their new steamer City of Everett in commission for lumber carrying in the coast and offshore trade. The vessel was launched last week at their yard at St. Helens on the

Columbia River.

The Dewey

office

European-Pacific line steamer

from New York for Coast ports about April 3, followed later in the same month b>' will sail

Pacific

the Effingham.

The

steamer Pandsay, first of the fleet of four vessels to be operated by Swavne & Hoyt for the Shipping Board in the Pacific Coast-Argentine ports service, will start loading during Mav. The otlier vessels comprising the line will be I'allas, Pansa and Paphus, all 7,500 ton,~ deadweight. \\ R. Grace & Co., agents for the Johnson Line's service fiom Scandinavian to Pacific ports, announce that the Swedish M. S. Pacific will load at Stockholm, Gothenburg, etc March and April, receiving quick despatch. Outward from San Francisco the M. '^ San Francisco lo.i 1? Apri' and M.u

ten

looal referenecs.

GENERAL APPLICATIONS

—withExperienced commercial

1604

traffic

manager

Compensation Kxperienced Span 1607 Executive open 1st, thoroughly cxperie foreign trade, good trained in Oriental bu offered tion.



1605— Gentleman

at

announces that Juneau, under charter

April

phas

in all iizer,

IMI-SS

nf

s

espe willv

would

lik

house in San Francisi director of personnel rge of employment and

Safety Campaign Begins Here in April

Cali-

steamer

that com-

pany, will load cargo at San Francisco about April 5th and at Seattle the 12th for Callao, Mollendo, Arica and Stops will be made at ."intolagasta. Valparaiso and Iquique if enough

_argo offers. sailing

ced

orga

SPECIAL NOTICE

the

of of

the to

advanceme

p

1

one of the Russian Government vessels would like a connection with some firm which e-xpects Is a to do business in Siberia or Russia. graduate of Russian Naval Academy and has a technical and practical education in en-

fornia,

for

ail

present connected with

C. Ogden, manager J. Thorndyke-Trenholme Co.

for

seco Irrash c rresi'ondt-n:

desires po-

house. Thirteen years sition experience with railroads, steamship and cominercial concerns^ familiar with rates, accounting and all requirements of traffic ou foreign and domestic trade.

The two new San Cosme week by F. B.

schooner

11

house where opportunity

man,

years experi enec. assistant bookkeeper, typist, correspondent, wants opening with future possibilities:

28.

was purchased

bank experience, one "year import

436^— General

cisco, in tlie

pany's steamer San Jose, arriving here last week from the Southern Coast, hrought in the ship's tanks treasure

^ineering. Has excelle nt ki owledtre of Rnssian people and affaiis nH vv uuKl like 10 resent reliable firm cont mpla paign in that country. 1606 Young Spanish gent cman, nath e of Mexico, desires position in ij'ort and export

schooners Ore-

IN

an effort to educate the public

against carelessness that leads to

or serious injury, two weeks of intensive training are to be given by San Francisco in a Safety

death

gon Fir and Oregon Pine, launched early this year at Portland, will load lumber there for Australian ports, under charter to I. [. Moore 5c Co..

Campaign April 1 The movement

Inc.

the United States per year by accident than were lost by the nation during

Direct Line to U. S. is

To

further

the

the

at-

ing taken in Tientsin to widen and improve the harbor. Information received by the foreign

trade department of the Chamber is to the effect that, under, the auspices the

American Chamber

of

Com-

merce there, a movement is afoot to widen the Hai Ho mouth to provide entry for vessels drawing a maximum of twenty feet. When such work shall have been accomplished relatively low freight rates will obtain for cargoes sent by this direct route, since the present coast arbitraries will be wiped out. The plan has been put forth by the

Customs Commissioner and indorsed and supported by the Hai Ho River Conservancy Board.

With

completion, ships will be wharf to load or discharge, thus eliminating the difMcijlty of loading from lighters and tne attending delays caused by severe its

which show killed in

has the hearty endorsement of

Chamber, the

directors of which at Tuesday's meeting to lend moral support to its success. Not alone will the campaign in this and every other city in the coun-

the

to

national in scope

World War.

It

movement

to 14 inclusive. is

statistics

more persons

that there are

Sought

tract a direct ocean steamship service from the United States, steps are be-

of

and springs from

voted

try'

be directed to traffic alone but to

the home, the factory, the theatre in fact,

everywhere.

It will

against

he a fortnight of preaching enemy to the nation



this

CARELESSNESS.

BUSINESS

WANTS

Geo. E. Keiser, 2<54 E. Watei

Milwaukee, Wis., an .account to market.

sell

St.,

desires

to

secure

cocoanut

oil

in that

CHINESE DRUGGIST A copy of the Chinese Druggist, published in Shanghai, China, recently has been received by the Foreign Trade Department of the Chamber Commerce. While printed chiefly

able to go alongside a

of

weather conditions.

in Chinese, it should prove invaluable to merchants interested in exporting products under the heading of drugs in the Chinese market.

/

PuDj.xc Library, Hay OS & Franklin Stc, ' Sar. Francisco,

C1-,

^* —

H «K

(S\

LKJ

CHAMBEp^rr^gjOMMERCE ACTIVITIES k**»»««M«»t
The Commercial,

Financial,

lume 7

and Governmental Metropolis

Industrial

Every Friday

Campaign Backed by

April 2,

s. (SAVE OUR SYMPHONY) Tw?Ivc

Robert Newton LyncK Presents Plan at Club Luncheon

After having listened to an inspirby Robert Newton Lynch,

the Symphony. It is difficult to believe that San Francisco wishes the Symphony disconSpecial attention is tinued. called to the last appeal with the request that it be urgently

heeded.

Vice-president and Manager of San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, up-jn the subject of "Selling San Francisco," these live-wire commerthe

one another declaring their purpose to make it travelers vied with

a part of their regular business to sell city

with

warmly praised

their

the

goods.

Chamber's

They initia-

duce

launching the campaign to San Francisco advertisers

make

all

ti\e in

sell

their

in-

to

commodity advertising

San Francisco.

The importance

of the active supp iit pledged by the commercial travrlcis is indicated by the fact that there '

I

1200 organized "knights of the id" in San Francisco and other bay

f:ics.

'

'

I

Secretary B. Hirschberg was masof ceremonies of the "Sell San incisco" luncheon and H. L. Judell

chairman.

Upon President

to

457

Phelan Building.

Mr. Lynch

told the "hustlers" that

they were pre-eminently the best sellThis ing agents for San Francisco.

high type of commercial integrity, he said, was voiced through them and it was peculiarly their province to keep the San Francisco standards

All

McBean Appeals for Help

Making Campaign Success

in

K\ .-Vtholl McBiiAN, President oj

Chamber of Commerce

DURING .'^pril

I

two weeks from and U, the "Safety

the

First" campaign will be given most intensive application through-

its

Send subscriptions

ing talk

their

once to

guarantee the continuance of

a

Francisco.

in

at

Motto Urged

do!b.r-

*.h=i:sand

must be raised

luncheon meeting last Tuesday, the members of the "Hustlers' Club" of Golden Gate Council No. 80, U. C. T. of A., took on a new birth of loyalty to San

cial

o.

s.

Hustlers

AT

Number 14

''Safety First"

Selling is

the Pacific Coast

of

1920

out the nation.

The

purp:jse of this

campaign is to arouse and educate people everywhere to the desirability of avoiding accidents of whatever nature.

The Chamber

urges upon

all

em-

ployers, all employees, all parents, all

upon

city's

children, and

on a high plane.

interest of the community they should devote their earnest attention to this grave question with the idea in mind that by so doing they will be performing a positive service toward lessening

By habitual fair dealing and true speaking, he said, they could .sell San Francisco and her wonderful life just as surely as they sell her goods.

W. licity

H. Levings. Director of Pubof the Chamber of Commerce,

commercial travelers upon the manner in which the "Selling San Francisco" campaign had informed

the

been conducted.

{Continued nn page 2)

that in their

own

citizens generally

interest

and

in

the

the heavy toll of life and property, which is now taken by avoidable accidents. It

one of the highest duties of and propand in this view the Chamber

is

citizenship to conserve life

erty

;

of

Commerce

of

San Francisco give their most earn-

asks that all the people

support to the nation-wide "Safety First" campaign.

est

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

What

the Press Thinks of "Selling City"

[Editorial in

SELL Sansounds

"The Examiner" of March 25, 1920)

!"

an invitation men. But it isn't.

like

It is one of the cleverest ideas that has been presented to San Francisco's business community by the Chamber

of

Commerce

many

in

years.

\Vhat's more, it's going to work. Already there are lined up behind it some of the largest commercial organizations in the city, prepared to carry out the scheme on a large scale. of the city's That will mean advertisers will soon follow their exAnd that will mean big reample.

ALL

sults.

the idea

is

When

this:

a

concern puts out advertising, whether to sell automobiles or matches, and

at the

same

time the advertisement is selling actual goods. It will be taking San Francisco, its charms and its advan-

minds

tages, into the

men who may

of

approach advertising columns with the idea of purchasing manufacat first

tured goods, or service of some sort. It will create an atmosphere. It will help, too, to individualize the advertising.

But

big

its

value,

community

its

value, will be in fixing up in the minds of advertisement readers throughout

an idea about San Fran-

the nation cisco as a

and

Briefly,

community,

to "sell" the

l-"rancisco

It

to confidence

so

community

work.

to

It

which will make an in

speak, of the city.

to

It

to live

entity,

may

at

whether

arouse only curiosity. But a deknow is the offspring of curiosity. And the desire to know makes

tionally,

for decisions to find out.

it advertises locally or naor both, it is to tie up the advertised product in some way with the community, with San Francisco. In the same page, or half-page, or

quarter-page, or column, which carries the concern's announcement of the goods it has to sell, is to appear some boost, whether by word or picture, or both, of the city in which the gor:ds The character of goods, originate. in short, is to be colored by the character of the

What

community.

good

is

short-visioned ones good in the world.

first

sire to

work and

do?

to

may

ask.

some

All the

It will truly help

That means population

here.

population

means growth,

not

in numbers of people resident here, but in volume of business for every firm and concern in the community.

only

That's

what

the

scheme

is

aim-

at.

That's what the Chamber of Commerce means by "selling San Francisco."

word

in a brief

"It is axiomatic that volume of trade depends upon population and

buying power, '^'ou will see, th.n, that if you sell your community first you supply population and buying power, and that volume of trade will follow automatically. After you have sold your community you will have no difficulty in selling your commodity."

Opportunities for the projection of idea in advertising are endless. have but to call upon the Godgiven things all about us, to tell folks about San Francisco as it is, its natural setting, its climate. Nor need we overlook its man-made adornments, which are not few. this

We

that

more

and -more folks seriously thinking of" stopping here, to live and find their

ing

this

And

will lead to the arrival here of

summed up

It is all

by the Chamber's publicity director, W. H. Levings, who says:

We

can so individualize San Fran-

— that

cisco's advertising



we

that

the adver-

is,

San Francisco business houses

tising of

new

shall create

We

of advertising.

standards

shall be telling a

double story, our own personal one and our community's. shall stir

We

things

world

greatly

in

make

talk,

;

about ourselves;

how much

advertising favorable talk,

the

know

the world

let

we

alive

are

;

exert

the

magnetism that will draw to us more and more people prove to the nation and to the world, once again, that we realh' "know how." ;

{Abstracts from Editorial in ''The Call 'of March 27, 1920) * * *

The

day

insists

vertisement of San Francisco with the

have allowed

community sell itself, that it drive itself upon the attention of the world by honest and determined self-exploitation. Cities which ignore this and trust to haphazard growth doom

advertisement of each individual firm

to

in the city.

California * les. * *

spirit of the

a

Unless they

themselves to stagnation.

move onward,

ever faster, they must

turn off the road and watch the others go past. * * *

And

Its

this truth that

is

of

San Francisco and

towards San Francisco live.

It

merce.

It

effective

plan

is

Chamber

based on



of

a

double, to

is

to

pull

which can act

as

If

San Francisco, and a

Com-

simple and

combining the ad-

every

business

all,

.'Ange-

bouse

in

San

advertis-

its

ing campaign so that every piece of advertising

mentions

San

Francisco

and draws attention to great worth as a place to live, to

do business, and

city.

persuasions

of

permanent

beauty and solid prosperity need only to

Los

mainly

Francisco will rearrange

to

Those

is

salesman of the

beneath

of

Los Angeles

to

a duty for every business

limits of

like

them

as a place

house in the city which advertises be-

yond the

the "Sell San Francisco" campaign of the San Francisco

is

persuade people to buy the products

merits of our it is

purpose

cities

persuade the world that, after

be mentioned in order to attract

but \ie have not mentioned them,

we

prosper

in

mind and body,

the city

will grow, their businesses will grow,

and San Francisco will be priceless

world

article

— by

to

the

selling itself.

selling a

re>^t

of

the

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

World Chamber

ll'*

be Organized

to

Jnternational Organization Meeting V/ill Be Held in Paris ]une 21 Hundred U. S. Delegates Expected.

-*

THE

new Internatiunal Chamber of Commerce, projected at the International Trade Con-

concerning economic subjects and so-

ference at Atlantic City last October, formally will be organized, it is announced by the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, at Paris

to

name



delegates to participate

the organization meeting. About 100 American delegates are expected

Seward

in

permanent

&

dissemination of views of technical experts and business men. To put at the disposal of all official organizations the reports and conclusions prepared by these experts and

;

or-

Other Objects Other objects of the association are: To make import and export trade easier.

To

&

much

Bethlehem Shipbuilding Cor-

Trade Conference.

Plans will be presented by the Organization Committee for a strong and active

To safeguard international against waste and fraud.

Th's committee's report should be filed not later than April 20, so that the nzunes of the candidates nominated may be posted for 20 days upon the bulletin board.

stability

affecting

To the

trade and production in

be

specific

of

Neu' Body

To

increase

product

afifecting

mutual profitableness

of international transactions.

At

the

meeting

first

International

aims of the organizaCommittee on

tion as outlined by the

Organization are:

To

the

in

June only

the five countries participating in the .-iirns

al

make

standardize international docu-

ments, practices and laws commercial intercourse.

discussed.

The

and

world,

To

the prin-

all

cipal countries in the world, will

trade

increase the total production of

available to the people of the world.

international

in

remove international friction, which begins with commer-

of,

cial differences.

poration.

;

of economic

business men.

&

the basis of which was drafted and approved at the Interna-

International Chamber. Steps will be taken for the creation of a permanent international headquarters officers will be elected and the work of the Chamber actually will begin. Fita! Problems In view of the disturbed conditions in international trade brought about by the exchange situation, this meeting is expected to assume considerable importance aside from the fact that the International Chamber is to be organized. The important question of international credit, as well as regulations, unfair shipping, tariff competition in international trade, and other problems of equal importance

chair-

;

ganization, tional



ment

bert Fleishhacker, Anglo London Paris National Bsmk; D. G. Davis, the White House; Jacob Stern, Levi Strauss So. ; J. J. Tyneui,

June, to prepare

of

and legislative measures to faand encourage the developcommerce. To inform public opinion through the publication of facts with regard to business conditions and through the lations

cilitate

of Sperry Flour Co. Percy C. Denroche, of S. L. Jones Co. K. R. Kingsbury, Standard Oil Co. Her-

the general organization meeting,

which will be held and report a plan

act as an instrument of co-ordination which will suggest trade regu-

main,

The International Organization Committee, which was provided for at the International Trade Conference, is to meet at Paris in advance of

McNear,

B.

each

of

To

rectors:

to attend.

possibilities

country.

May 11 the following nominating committee has been chosen to name 21 candidates for di-

will take place

in

and future

tion

With the date for the election of a new board of directors for the Chcunber drawing near the annual election

during the week of June 21, 192U. Invitations have been sent out by the American group of the International Organization Committee to business and industrial associations, asking

them

the respective needs, present produc-

SELECTED

IS

conditions; the facts relating to

cial

NOMINATING COMMITTEE

create a permanent internation-

headquarters to centralize

all

data

Trade Conference,

the

United States, Belgium, Great BritFrance and Italy, will be represented. Later business organizations ain,

in the other principal countries of the

world will be taken

into

membership.

Express Rate Advance Asked The American Railway Express Company has filed a petition with the Interstate Commerce Commission

ing in

Act of 192U, operators of vesUnited States registry engagforeign commerce are required

alleging that present express rates are

to file

with the Interstate Commerce

non-compensatory, and requesting a hearing with respect to proposed in-

Commission schedules showing ports of loading, dates

when

freight will be

received, dates of sailing, routes

creases.

Under

Docket No. 11326, the Commission, upon its own motion, has decided to enter upon a hearing concerning the propriety and lawfulness

No

date has as yet been set for the hearing. of the proposed rates.

Under

tation sels of

provisions of the Transpor-

and

which schedules must be amended from time to time as changes ports of call,

charges, the

the

through

Rail carriers are required, upon application of any shipper, to request carriers,

and

latter

are

required to name, a specific rate for

port

any, which accrue against

freight.

that

including

sailings,

if

It

rail bill

is

further

carrier

shall

shown

required issue

the rail rate,

the water rate, and port charges, any,

if

which will accrue against the

The

Interstate

Commission has roads

a

upon which

lading

of

shall be separately

freight.

are made.

from ocean

designated

for

called

information

Commerce

on the

rail-

necessary

to

formulate a plan of procedure under these provisions of the

new

law.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Names

Rice Association

Officers —

Mtmbers Atte^id Annual Meeting Conditions Abroad Explained by Spea\er — Presentation Made.

^ortysix

ON

March the

in

wa> held

there

2().

nimii of

lireaktast

Cimimt'rcial Club,

the

Merchants

Exchanfie Buildinj;, the annual meeting and election of officers of the Rict Association of California. The luncheon was attended by forty-six members of the Association.

A

\\

.

1

Welisch & Company, who had from Europe. Welisch

.

just returned

told

about the

countries

isited

\

of

was

officers

roster will stand

Green,

M.

Monroe Company:

President,

:

&

Phillips

M.

\'ice-president, Charles Bransten,

Brandenstein & Company \V. W. Katenbrink, Rosenberg Brothers & Company C. E. Grosjean, E. Grosjean Rice Milling Company; M. J.

;

C

;

S.

Cowen, M.

Cowen & Company,

S.

and Robert C. Mason, Secr^ary and Treasurer. Following the

election,

Green introduced

W.

New The Malley-Long

President

T. Welisch

of

Furniture

Man-

bama and Mariposa ley,

Sts. P. F. Malpresident of the Premier Bed and

Spring Company, and E. J. Long, formerly of the Continental Furni-

in

its

new h\-laws

"To

and advance the engaged the business of growing, milling, serve, protect

best interests of those persons in

London rice Burma rice sales

which are mutual problems and which can he best solved by members work-

the

fact also

is

was mentioned that

London and Liverpool the opinion

are of

ments

to

all

but one mill and several in Liverpool.

London The

brokers handled

for that country and

There

Cuba from

that

rice

interests

direct ship-

the Orient will

continue in the future as they are at the present time and not return to pre-war basis of trans-shipment cither in Liverpool, London or Hamb\irg.

This means that the United States will continue to enjoy their share of the

Cuban

business.

Recently California ber.

the Rice Association of with the Champurposes of the organiza-

affiliated

The

Business Attracted Here

ufacturing Company are now in active operation in their new factory at Ala-

forth

importing, marketing, exporting, trading and shipping rice. "To handle problems of memb.rs

re-

the

other

as set

are as follows:

it was a fall.icy Europe as a whole was a large community. In England, he said, it was interesting to note that

in

list

tion

the

rice-eating

rendered during the past year. entire

among

and

in

that

the Continent.

The

situation

statements said that

gold «atch and chain were presented to President Monroe Green in appreciation of the services he had

elected for the ensuing year and

rice

way and

will be reported in detail in

later issues:

Fruit

cannery.

North Beach disMarket

trict; fruit cannery, south of

cannery. North Beach district; motion picture studio. Western Addition saw factory, south of Market; motor truck agency. Van Ness avenue district auto agency, Van Ness avenue district furniture district;

fish

ing in unison.

"To

protect

members

the

of

interests

in ever\" possible

upon

determined

be

way

from

as

all

may

time

to

time.

"To dittuse accurate and helpful information to members and to act as clearing house information bureau for members' problems.

a

"To procure uniformity, standardization and certainty in the trade customs and to work for the advancement of the rice industry in general. "To insure greater co-operation, to foster good fellowship and to develop better

new

team-work among members." industrial

enterprises

seeking

Western expansion.

In conjunction Research Department the preparation of such data is a matter of almost daily occurrence, comprehensive briefs being prepared which set forth in an attractive way San Francisco's advantages as a manufr.cturing, jobbing and retail trade center.

with

the

;

ture

Manufacturing

associated

in

the

Company,

new

are

enterprise.

;

Forty operators are employed and

this

;

number

will soon be increased to 100. Furniture is being delivered to points west as Denver and north as

as far

Washington.

The

factory specializes in

mahog-

any and walnut tables and their line which was shown at the recent furniture exhibit It

won

reported

the blue ribbon.

that

National Radio Company has purchased property at Twentieth St., between Shotwell and P'olsom, having a frontage of 245 feet by a depth of 95 feet. is

the

A

modern

fact
building

be erected containing 48,000 square feet which will be devoted to the manufacture and perfection of wireless and radio equipment of all

factory. Mission district.

The Crowley Launch and Tugboat Company announces that it has completed and put in commission the largest floating derrick on the Pacific Coast.

chinerv, etc.

consideration

My

Department Wins High Praise The

Department of the frequently called upon to Francisco's claims for

Industrial

Chamber

is

San

recognition as the logical location for

Dear

Sir:

Your

letter of the

We

hope

present

following projects are under

18th, 1920.

12th inst. duly received, and I wish to thank you most cordially for the splendid way in which you presented the claims of San Francisco upon our minds. will give the matter the

of floor space

The

March Mr. C. A. Day,

This derrick is the last word in marine equipment and has a capacity hundred tons at a seventy-fivefoot radius and is designed and built for the special purpose of handling all kinds of heavy weights, such as ma-

of one

will

kinds.

The subjoined letter from the Triangle Sales Company, a large Eastern machinery house which has in view the establishment of a Pacific Coast branch, shows that our efforts are sometimes appreciated

to

it deserves, and I shall meet you personally some of

these days. It will call upon

may j'ou

be possible that

again

for

I

some

additional data.

Triangle Sales Company. (Signed) Arthur President.

.[.

Francis, Vice-

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

What Has Your Firm Done? D ead These Letters and the Blan\— They Ajfect Your Business -*•

M

*•

and Future of San Francisco's Also.

ORE

than 5U0 answers already have been received to the two letters herewith printed. Have you answered yours? Are you alive to the advantages to he gained by this city and your business by making the coming Foreign Trade Convention here tlie greatest ever held? Read What Mr. Lynch has written to members of the Chamber and what Mr. Grad\ has to sa\ tn the \ari(ius clubs in the at\. Then till out the bl.ink at the butt im. The letters follow '

From May 12

'

the largest FOREIGN ever held in the United

May 15

to

TRADE CONVENTION

to htieet in Scin Freincisco. Cities throughout the United States, smd in fact the world, already zu'e dispatching delegates to this convention. The leading cities of the Pacific Cocist have launched their campaigns for delegates, euid the issue is now placed directly before Sem Framcisco's business community.

States

is

SAN FRANCISCO,

as the

home

city of the con-

•vention, should be more Isu-gely represented than emy other. While the convention is held in the interests of foreign trade, the development of our commerce abroad will have a direct and beneficial reaction on our industrial development at home. Every business man in Seui Francisco should be vitally conLet us cill cocerned in the coming convention.

operate to make representative.

Sjm Francisco's delegation properly

Will you not return the enclosed blzmk by early mail, properly filled out, signifying the numbsr of delegates you wish to have at the convention ?

Sern Francisco should have a thoroughly representative body of delegates to the Foreign Trade Convention. The motive of this letter is to urge cocperation erniong San Francisco's orgsuiizations. The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce will be glad

to furnish credentials to any of your members conthem as delegates of the Chamber to th?

stituting

Convention. San Fremcisco has long been plainning her catmpaign for a proper representation and this letter is wr tten for the purpose of crystalizing ideas into action.

The Seui Framcisco Chamber of Commerce is issu'ng letters to its membership, urging a large attendance. This Chaunber wemts every business man in San Frsmcisco interested not only in our commercial but also our industrial development, to be a delegate. The credentisils of the Chamber to convention delegates will of course merely supplement their status as representatives of their private interests.

We are enclosing forms of the letters we are sendand should greatly appreciate anything your esteemed orgamization may do to help swell the ing out

of these delegates will, in addition to the position he holds representing his own privats interests, be furnished with credentials as a delegate of the San Framcisco Chamber of Commerce.

Each

Thanking you

for your early attention,

Yours very

we

are.

number

of delegates.

Assuring you of our desire to co-operate in makSan Francisco's delegation as large as it should and always for the advancement of San Fran-

ing be,

c'sco,

we

are.

Yours very

truly,

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, ROBERT NEWTON LYNCH,

truly,

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, D. K. GRADY, Acting Secretary Foreign Trade Department.

Vice-President and Mamager.

The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, Merchants Exchange Building, San Francisco, California. Attention:

We

Gentlemen:

CONVENTION The

shall

to be held in

have

^.,^.,,^ FOREIGN TRADE DEPARTMENT: delegates to the SEVENTH NATIONAL FOREIGN TRADE

San Francisco

May

12 to

May

15.

following gentlemen will represent our firm

Name Address.

Name Address.

Name Address

San Francisco Please furnish us credentials constituting them delegites of the this convention, and oblige. 1 ours verv truly,

Chamber

of

Commerce

to

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES IAN FRANCISCO Chf.mber of Commerce

Activities, entered as second-class matter January 7, 1915, at the March 3, 1879. Subscription price. Fifty Cents per

Post Office at San Franc sco, California, under the act of Published weekly by the San Francisco year.

k

Chamber

Want

For What You

to

Disposition of

in Letter to

THE

lowing copy of a

Chamber Shows Appreciation

of

Work

In appreciation of the public service

rendered by Miles Standish while he

has addressed the following letter to Governor Stephens: Sir:

you

profound satisfaction

its

and appreciation of the service which has been rendered to the State and to this community by Mr. Miles Standish

during

his

incumbency as a memHarbor Commission.

ber of the State

Mr. our

Standish served as Chairman of

own Harbor Committee

just pre-

vious to his appointment, and with great ability and fine public spirit advocated a policy of business administration of our harbor affairs, and enforced these suggestions with a detailed investigation into the present efficiency

March

and

future

possibilities

of

our harbor.

Your appointment of Mr. Standish shows how thoroughly you are in sympathy with such a program, and which thoroughly coincided with the views and attitude of the other members of the Commission. Therefore, the policy of your entire Board has been one which reflects your sincere desire to make the most of our harbor. We feel that the world harbor is the compelling reason for the situation of San Francisco as the dominant metropolitan center of the Pacific Coast and

18, 1920.

Trust Company,

Montgomery

Street,

We

hand you herewith our check for $6950, which you are instructed to cash

and dispose of

the proceeds as follows:

Vou

will

buy

$5700 par value

at the

market price

(as near as

may

be

United States of America 434!^
Company.

Thereafter, commencing 1920, and on the 1st of

April 1st, every month thereafter until the entire sum, both principal and interest, is exhausted, you will withdraw from the Savings Acccfunt one hundred dol-

($100.00) and forward to Mrs. Nelson S. Dunning, 87 Dalhousie Ottawa, Ontario, care of Mr. A. Duval, your check on San Francisco for that amount. lars

Street,

When

the money in the Savings about to be exhausted, you are instructed to sell from time to time until said Notes are exhausted, at the market price $500, or thereabouts, par value of the Victory Notes, depositing the proceeds in the said Savings Account to be expended

Account

all

is

as herein provided.

When

the principal of the Victory

Notes is paid on or before maturity, you are authorized to invest the pro-

you on securing for even a brief period a man of such capacity and con-

petent business administration of the

scientious character.

facilities of

Mr.

you and guished

to

the harbor.

In this con-

Standish has rendered to the

service,

create a future

State a most distin-

and

has

helped

program which

inestimable benefit.

We

is

to of

congratulate

Collected,

Announced

is

ceeds in any security legal for the investment of savings bank funds in the State of California or, at your discretion, to deposit the proceeds in the

Savings Account. In the event of the death of Mrs.

Nelson

Dunning, and

S.

satisfactory

proof thereof having been furnished to you, you will pay, monthly, the $100 in equal parts to the survivor or survivors of her children now living, towit: Gertrude Dunning, aged about 15 years.

that nothing could be more important than the elimination of petty politics and the creation of a sound and com-

nection

112

.

I

:

President and Board of Directors of the San Francisco Chamber Commerce have asked me to exof press to

San Francisco, Cal., First Federal

San Francisco. Gentlemen

The

showing

behalf of Mrs. Nelson S. Dunning and her four children. A list of the donors is on file with the Charities Endorsement Committee

San Francisco Chamber of

Commerce

letter,

the disposition of funds collected on

was a member of the State Board of Harbor Commissioners at San Fran-

Dear

Fund

Charities Endorsement Committee is ir) receipt of the fol-

Governor

cisco, the

Commerce. KEARNY

Call

$6,950 for Dunning Family

Standish Lauded

His Harbor

of

Know

The appointment of Mr. Moody, a businessman of large affairs and one has been intimately acquainted with harbor matters, is also a matter of congratulation and may we wish for this new appointee and his associates under the policy which you so who

Veronica Dunning, aged about 12 years.

Dunning,

Stuart

aged

about

'->

years.

Kenneth

Dunning, aged about

years.

During

their

shall be to their

minorities

payments

guardians at place of

their residence.

In the event of the death of any and satisfactory proof thereof been furnished to you, the monthly p.iyment otherwise payable t him or her shall be equally divided among the survivor or survivors of said children of Mrs. Nelson S. Dunchild,

having

>

ning.

This

You

an irrevocable

is

trust.

are authorized to deduct from sum your fees as follows:

the principal

Fifteen dollars upon acceptance of this and thereafter of the income

3%

trust

collected.

Yours very (Signed)

truly,

A. P. Hammond, M. K. Lauden.

We

have received the above check and disposed of in accordance with the above instructions. to be held

F'iRST Feder.al

By March 18,

Trust Company.

1920.

wisely have adopted, the carrying on of a business program which so vitally affects our commerce over the seas of the world.

Respectfully yours,

San Francisco Chamhjir OF Commerce. Robert Newton Lynch, Vice President and Manager.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

123

Plan to Supply Food to Europe

R INDIVIDUAL

attention

the

to

needs of relatives and friends of

American

citizens

who

are suffer-

ing from the great food and chithing. shortage in Europe is offered by the

Through

a sys-

A—$10

now

try

Which Will

Administration Offers Drafts for Sale

be Converted into

Goods

tem of food drafts purchased in the United States, residents of this counare in a position to

come

to

the aid of their friends abroad need-

Countries.

in Stric\en

serve no useful purpose in countries where there is no food for sale, the

administration explains

relief

Food drafts are

Pointing out in a communication 1 chamber that money remittances

the

lbs.

flour

140

lbs.

flour

24>4

10

lbs.

beans

50

lbs.

8

lbs.

bacon

16

lbs.

beans bacon

8

cans milk

15

lbs,

lard

beans Tyi lbs. cottonseed 12 cans milk 10

lbs.

p'an

and

fifty dollars,

sold in units of ten

providing the follow-

ing commodities:

C—$111

B—$50

243^

its

as follows:

ing general relief.

American Relief Administration under Herbert Hoover.

elief

D—$50

flour

140

lbs.

50

lbs.

flour

beans 45 lbs. cottonseed 48 cans milk

lbs.

oil

12 tins corned beef

48 cans milk

The

drafts (-isuring these supplies similar to are families abroad

to

money orders and bank drafts. One may purchase them at nearly all

Then

they should be mailed and friends, who will present them at the central warehouses through the local in their country and agencies existing in that country These warehouses are receive food. banks.

to relatives





Warsaw, supplying Poland

Prague, supplying Czecho-Slovakia Vienna, HamAustria; Budapest, Hungary ;

;

;

Purchasers will be notified that the draft has been cashed by its recipient. If draft be not cashed the purchaser

Or, food drafts for general rein the needv countries mav be

lief

.1598— San Francisco, Cal.

Gen-

3599

— San

Francisco,

Cal.

Brit-

firm handling Bruyere pipes, cigar-

ish

ettes ette

and cigar tubes, pipe

cases, cigar-

holder cases, leather pouches and would like agent



them

3600— New

York,

N. Y.

Firm

touch with San Francisco concerns wishing to export South their goods to Europe and America or wishing to sell in the Eastern states.

would

3601

like to get in

— Mexico.

like to get in in

Gentleman would

touch with coffee dealers

San Francisco.



3602 Mexico. Gentleman in Mexico desires to make connections with San Francisco firms interested in

purchasing Mexican marble.

3603

— Mexico.

Gentleman wishes

touch with San Francisco firms interested in purchasing Mexican garlic. to

get

in

York

to make connections with San Francisco wool, hide and skin merchants desiring to do business with

Australia.



3605 Hannover, Germany. G.-ntleman wishes to act as agent in Munchon, Bavaria, for San Francisco firms handling cigars, cigarettes, tobacco, wire and cable, furnaces,

Business Lovegrove

etc.


New

Wants

Morel,

109

and

St.,

'I'ork

secure

resented

view

to

in

Klamath

Falls,

with

a

securing an agency for that

city.

Head & Co., Western Indemnity Bldg., Dallas, Texas, wishes to secure an account to sell edible vegetable oils in that market. Bids will be opened at Zone GenSupply Depot at Fort Mason

eral

drafts and

American Relief AdBroadway, New advising for which country to

115

intended.

is

lemons,

oranges,

canned

grapecrab

lobster.

Bids

will

be

tipcned

Supply Zone Depot

at

at

Western

Fort

Mason

April 15 for 2500 tons oats and 21 tons bran.

Bids will be opened by Alr.skan Engineering Commission, 422 Bell Terminal, Seattle, April 23, for oats, timothy hay and cracked yellow corn; April 26, for dynamite, basting caps, electric blasting machines, tamping bags, gasoline and coal oil. St.

West

City, wishes to accounts to represent San Francisco manufacturers and jobbers in that market. Fred B. Dunbar, -420 Jefferson St., Klamath Falls, Ore., desires to get in touch with San Francisco fire insurance companies that are not rep-

54th

City,

the relief

like

here.

them

send

the

desire to share in

may buy

general relief

the ad-

supply

.\pril 8 for fresh apples, butter,

cigarette cases, etc., to represent

Those who may

fruit,

Australia. Gentleman wou'd

360-1

.

this

ministration,

will be entitled to a refund.

way and

the .same

in

agents will food to the most needy.

Germany.

burg,

Foreign Trade Opportunities tleman leaving shortly for Germany would like to get in touch with manufacturers, exports and importers desiring representation in Central Europe.

bought

ministration

in

Details and specifications are on file the Exchange Hall of the San

Francisco

Chamber

of

Commerce.

DAVIS FARM PICNIC The

annual Universit\' of Caliior-

Farm Picnic Day will be Last year 18,000 attended this event and it is predicted that number will be exceeded this year. Picnic Day is not a moneynia Davis

held April 24.

making scheme

;

it

is

financed by

t'^e

State, practically all attractions bein^ free.

afford

outing.

The an

object of the event is to interesting and enjoyab'e

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Passing of Ships

This Port

DISCHARGED SOLDIEKS AND SAILORS

Waterfront Ne\vs trom Marine Department

TmC

a

Pacific soiin

new steamer

trans-Pacific

27,

member

Salary secondary

company.

considcra-

1609- General office man, 29 years, railroad experience, good correspondent, ist, accountant, former head clerk, dc connection with firm offering good future.

will

in

their

run out of

V'an-

The Empress of Canada

4,18— ^^

nan released from Navy, deMth brokcrasc or commercial Seven years of advancement.

1610 tion >

— Live

in

young man.

ac[e 23, desires

export department. Have had a experience. Can fui

years of practical

is

SPECIAL NOTICE

now building on the Clyde. She is ahout the same size as the Knipress

open

An

:

established

GENERAL APPLICATIONS

Russia.

tif

HKf

DiM.iclifd n.nval officer.

J.l--

.\iiurlcaii lommercc Assn.." 8 years experience inercliant sliips and Xaval Commuiiical:ition

Canadian

l\avc

inii.

Placement Bureau

and Out of

In

The Vanguard Shipping Corp irawith offices in the Mills Bui d-

tii>n,

will

ing,

send the steamer Centralia

Mexican and Central Am?rican

to

ports about April 4.

The Pacific Mail Steamship Company announces that their Panama Line steamer Sachem on her next trip out from here May 8 will extend her run as far as Havana.

Passengers in

addition to cargo will be booked direct. Stops will be made at Central

American ports

also.

The

steamer W'est Cape, from Philadelphia March 11 for Gensm, Fusan and Chemulpo, will call here to be re-coaled before crossing the Pa-

29 More Apply for Membership in new

Abroad

applications for

membership have been received week Automatic Printing Devices Co

Mft;,

.

this

I'riiit

M.irhinerv, 95 Minna St. Berglol Ik Forrester, Merchant tailors, 544 .Market St. Butler-Xickerson Co., Imports and exports. 40 California St. California Curtain Mills, Curtain mfrs.. 86 Tliir.l

.'-t-

Campos .miorters. (

Ja-nison Co.. Inc., Exporters and Mills Bldg. & Earles, Inc.. Inv. Securities.

2,10

arsteiis

909 Ins. Exch. Bldg. Cotter Co.. R. E..

Market

Donley.

Canned goods brokers,

St.

Roy

L..

Commercial

JU

Broker.

California St.

The

next sailing- in the Pacific Mail's round-the-world service from tnis port will be the West Conob, leax'ing April 12, followed May 12 by the Elkridge. Ports of call include Honolulu, Yokohama, Kobe, Dairen, Tientsin, Shanghai, Manila, Saigon, Singapore, Calcutta, Colombo, Bombay, Alexandria, Bizerta, Marseilles, Barcelona, Baltimore and San Francisco.

A

monthly

sailing thereafter.

Dougherty Lbr. Co., Geo. B,. Whlsc. LumNevada Bank Bide.

ber. 1104

Finnegan, Thos. C, Oil Land lease broker. 919 Hobart Bldg. Goldtree Co.. Importers and exporters, 22 Battery St. Gray & Co., P. N., Grain and beans. Newball Bldg.

Hechter,

MerchaTit

Fred.

for

Passports

Chamber following

'File

IIJ

cific.

Apply Early

255

tailor.

Necessity of filing requests for passports at least three months before sailing date again has been called to the attention of San Francisco business men in a telegram received by the

Foreign

Trade

Washington.

Department

from

Prior to the confirma-

tion of Secretary of State Colby, there

was considerable delay because of the fact that there was no official in Washington empowered to sign passThis caused some confusion ports. among local merchants, and in some urgent cases it was only with great difficulty that passports were secured. By filing at least three months before sailing date

merchants may be reason-

ably sure that arrive on time.

their

passports

will

Mar-

ket St.

Hoge,

E.

J..

&

Horstman

District

S.

II.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS

Lenox Hotel, 167 O'Farrell St. Cough drops, 350 Stover,

Mon.adnock Bldg. Krenkel. Harry

The N.,

Public

Material

Health

Officer, I2th Service. 618

California Ink

announces

moving

Company, Inc., new head-

into

quarters at 426 Battery.

Flood Bldg.

Lakewood Engineering Company, The. Concrete construction machinery, 7i3 Rialto Bldg.

After discharging her outward carjo loaded on the Sound, the steamer Eastern Moon will load a cargo of coal at Norfolk for the Navy Department, to be discharged here.

Henry Gray

&

Co. has purchased America and will

the 65-ton schooner

her in the South Pacific interisland copra and cocoanut trade. This trim little vessel was for many years a San Francisco bar pilot boat, famous for her speed. She was sold about a year ago by the pilots' association to the Standard Fish Company and made a voyage to the Alaska codfish banks.

put

Madden No

&

Michigan

McClellan,

California

Weighers.

Public

Lumber

Co.,

Lumber

428 New Call Bldg. Minelian. Thos. F.. Pac. Coast Dist. Lehigh Tires. Eighth and Market Sts. Orretl Companv, R. A.. Exporters and general purchasing agents, 377 Mills Bldg. Peters, Frank W., Merchant tailor, 319 nifg.,

Geary

St.

Q. R. S. Music Company, The. player music rolls. 153 Kearny St.

Walter A., General and commission, 422 Mills Bldg. Scott

Co.,

Sternberg, Battery St.

David,

Public

Mfrs.

PRIVILEGE TO CONSULS Commercial Club has nitified American Committ.'e of t';e Chamber that all duly accredited Cin'File

the Latin

suls located in this city are entitled

of

purchasing

weighmaster,

1

the privileges of the club without the p.ayment of an entrance fee.

510

CHINA'S POPULATION is well to know, when handlin'j business with the Orient, that the population of China is almost equivalent to that of all Europe, nearly four

It

Texas & Pennsylvania Oil Lease Co., Oil lands and drillers, 302 Sheldon Bldg. Watkins Company, The J. R Toilet articles, extracts, etc., 63 Bluxome St. White. Holland 6., Prin. Standard Secretarial School, 843 California St. Wideman Goat Milk Co.. 720 Phelan Bldg. ,

times that of the United States and seven times that of South America.

KNIGHT-COUNIHAN PRINTING

CO.

CG. Public

LiOit^i-y,

Hayee & Franklin Ste., San Francisco, Bt?

IAN PIHPP «•*•»••««•••«•«•••*'

The Commercial,

Financial, Industrial

and Governmental Metropolis

Gala Plans Under

Week

San

General Meeting

Market Week, which PLANS beforheld San Francisco is

in

to

May

17-22 under the direction of the recently organized Manufacturers and VVholesalers Association, were given impulse Tuesday after-

noon at an enthusiastic meeting in the Assembly room of the Chamber of

Commerce. Ninety-four firms of jobbers and manufacturers who have joined the movement attended the meeting and listened to addresses on Market Week by Sylvan L. Bernstein, chairman of the executive committee, and S. D. Breyer, head of the publicity committee. The association was organized recently tion of the

with the active co-opera-

Chamber

Mr. Bernstein

said

of it

Commerce. was proposed

every retail buyer west of the Rockies to San Francisco during Market Week and to emphasize the importance of the city as the leading to

invite

wholesale distributing point on the Pacific Coast. "We have a greater variety of commodities and more specialties and allied lines in San Francisco than in any city west of Chicago," he said. "Market

Week

outside

will

huvers

BEING TAKEN IN

emphasize this to the and make them ac-

business displaying keen interest in the proposal of the Chamber of Commerce to enlarge Activities into a weekly business magazine with paid advertising. Since the Initial announcement of the project was

Project

Francisco

made

inquiries numerous have come to the Chamber

Commerce

for

detailed

information as to advertising and other data. Banks, business houses, nezurly mamufacturers and every representative line of industry in the city have joined in making these inrates

quiries.

quainted with has to offer.

Number 15

Financial

MAGAZINE

men have been

of

Pacific Coast

Hetch - Hetchy

KEEN INTEREST

Way for Market Jobbers and Wholesalers Hold

of the

April 9, 1920

Every Friday

Chamber

of

Commerce Adopts

Report of Committee hearing and AFTER committee

considering

on

report

a

the

Hetch-Hetchy financial project Board of of Directors the Chamber of Commerce voted Tuesday to take no action against the methods proposed to be pursued in the

letting out the

Hetch-Hetch\' work to

private contractors and requiring the successful bidder to purchase sufficient

Hetch-Hetchy bonds at par amount of the contract.

to cover

the

The

report to the Board of Directwas made by the Municipal AfCommittee of the Chamber, Frederick H. Meyer, chairman. In

ors

fairs

what San

Francisco

"Market Week accordingly will not be a spasmodic event, but a conmovement that will make buyers realize that San Francisco is a cannot be ignored when it that point comes time for firms to make up their budgets and to decide where they structive

shall go to buy.

"Business was never better than it now is in San Francisco, and it promises to remain good and active for a long while to come. (Conliiiued on Page 2)

its

report the committee said:

"It is known that Hetch-Hetchy will not sell at par, and the contractor in estimating includes as part cost of doing the work a discount covering the difference between the actual sell-

ing price of the bonds and the com-

mission covering the transaction.

"While

this

may

technically be con-

trary to the intent of the bond issue,

when

voted,

still

the city

would

re-

ceive in cash par value of the bonds,

and the contract would be lowest responsible bidder."

let

to the

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

City to "This being so, tlie jobbers ami wholesalers in San Francisco should take advantage of the prevailing psyand go idea with

Week

Market

for this

in

cholog)-

their energy.

all

"Arrangements are

to

be

worked

out for refunding railroad fares and making other inducements to buyers. The detailed arrangements in this connection will be announced later. What we are immediately concerned in

now

ket

is

^Vcek

Mar-

in selling the idea of

to

every buyer west of the

"Everyone should be familiar with nearest big has been well emphasized in this connection that with careful and conservative buying the

lines

carried

necessary, as of is

it

the

at

distributing point.

It

now,

is

knowledge

a

'immediate delivery' merchand s? a prerequisite if proper turn-overs

are to be made.

Week

"Market

benefit

will

the

small mercantile house as well as the large. In fact, the smaller house will share every proportionate advantage

be used on all bills, invoices, and statements sent out by the members of

Manufacturers and

the

"All the San Francisco wholesale and jobbing houses will be in gala dress for the occasion, and a

number

of entertainment features will be ar-

ranged which will make a trip to the city from May 17-22 well worth while. "It may be pointed out in this connection that the big advantage of this IMarket Week to a merchant or buyer

come through the knowledge he will obtain

will

completeness

of

first-hand of the size

stocks

in

San

Francisco.

The

ninety-four firms in attendance at the meeting represented drygoods, women's ready-to-wear goods,

men's furnishings,

shoes,

and

allied

"Market used cities

will use the

"As soon as the buyer is registered Market Week he will be

handed

a

of the

list

buyer's guide containing a

members

of the association,

together with their locations."

The of

co-operation of the

Chamber

Commerce,

the Rotary Club, the League, the San Fran-

Ad Club

tions has been

facturers tion for

and

and other organizapromised to the ManuWholesalers Associa-

Market Week.

Persons interested

in

Market Week

"In addition, rubber stamps

call-

communication with L. B. Wilson, Secretary, 512 Merchants Exchange Building, San

Market Week

will

Francisco,

Market Week

slogans.

ing attention to

are requested to get in

Firms Inviting Visits of Buyers Here are the ninety-four associated in Market

firms

Week

plans:

N. Abrams, Arnstein, Simon Co., Baer Notion Toy Co., J. Baltor, Bauer Bros. Co., C. Benedict Mfg. Co., M. M. Bernstein Co., Black Cat Textile Co., Buckingheon Hecht, Cardinell- Vincent Co., Frank Cowan Mfg. Co., Cohen

& &

&

&

&

&

Gerson, Clayburg Bros., A. Crocker, H. S. Crocker Co., J. B. Crowley, L. Dinkelspiel

&

Co., E.

J.

Egaui

&

Co.,

Elkus Co., Heynemann-Eloesser, Everweju- Mfg. Co., E. J.

Feisel,

L.

Fertelberg,

M.

R. Fleischmann, Clogg FoUmer Co., C. W. R. Ford

& & Hyman, Inc., Freidberg-Grunauer Co., E. Friedlamder & Sons, Mai. Co., Frank

In-

a'

during

their cor-

in

in

cisco.

cisco

respondence up to the time of Market Week. These envelopes will carry

will

hotels

also be displayed in the windows of jobbers and wholesalers in San Fran-

Telling of the plans made to attract outside buyers, S. D. Breyer explained that all of the firms asso-

movement

posters

west of the Rockies, and will

Convention

same colored envelopes

Week

the lobbies of

in

apparel lines.

ciated in the

Whole-

salers Association," Breyer said.

of the larger firm."

Rockies.

and

Have Big Market Week

W. A. Genesy & Co., Gerson & Breyer, Greenebaum, Weil & Michaels, D. Hamburger & Co., Mctx Harris & Co., Paul B. Hay, B. Hart & Bro., H. M. Heineman & Sons, Helbing Hat

Furst,

&

Co., Bsu'netrd Hirsch Co., Johfuisen Bros. Shoe Co., Marks, Juda Bros., Kemp Inc., Lazare Klein Co., Lane Bros., S. L. Lees Co., Leighton-Jellett Co., Jules Bro., Livingston Levy Mfg. Co., Max Levy, A. J. Meu-cus Co., Marvin Shoe Co., Maybelle Waist Co., McElwain- Young Shoe Co., McLeod Merc. Co., Meyer Cloak Suit Co., M. L. Meyer, Milady Mfg. Co., Max Miller, Miller Ma-

&

&

& &

&

&

cowsky, Mish ton

Moore

&

Co.,

&

Juda, Wal-

Moss

Bros.,

Neubauer

Bros., Neustadter Co., Bros., Bzu-ry Newberg Shoe Co., O'Rourke-EubtUiks Hat Co., Pacific Embroidery Co., G. W. Reynolds Co., Rogers Shoe Co., Sachs Mfg. Co., L. Seunter Sons, Sanborn Vail Co., Shradsky

Nolan-Earl

&

&

&

Domb, Schwabacher-Frey

& & & &

Morris Schwartz, A. Shirek Sons, Silberstein Sons, L. S. Simons, Smoot Mfg. Co., Levi Strauss Co., Louis Strauss, Rudolph Strunk Co., Victor R. Ullman Co., United Workingmen's Boot Shoe Co., Wemd, Washauer Joseph Levy, Irving Co., Weil Co.,

&

&

&

&

Weinberg,

Goods Shoe

Western

Fancy

Co., Marvin Williams Co., S. M. Wilzen.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Advertisers ^^5e//' 'San Francisco D epresentative Firms Actively Cooperate

^^

LETTERS

Has Been Advocated by

ot

In this short sentence we sum up our pride in the city in which we live, our ideals and hopes for its fu-

its plan ing" the city in their advertising cam-

ture greatness, and its present enviable position among the world's commun-

paigns.

ities.

from the representaSan Francisco con-

tive firms of

Chamber

tinue to reach the

Commerce, indorsing

A

number

of "sell-

of these letters are pub-

number

lished in this to the plan.

have

firms

the

of

actively

adverti.sements in this way, projecting the community idea as the outstanding feature of their advertising copy.

begun

individualize

to

Others go on record the idea will dominate is

as

saying that

all

their future

interesting to note that "sell-

ing" San Fra. cisco appeals to all kinds of enterprises, leading hotels acclaiming it with the same enthusi-

asm

as industrial plants

and commer-

cial houses.

The

Yours

follow plan

illustrate

that

letters

this aspect of the

CO., INC.,

March Chamber

of Commerce. Gentlemen ^Ve are following with interest the work of "Selling San Francisco," and know that this campaign is of the

greatest importance for our ity.

We

that

we

power

do everything

to help this

As our

commun-

are pleased to inform you will city

is

on

distribution

in

the

Pacific

Coast,

of successfully

We

ST. FRANCIS, Union Square, San Francisco.

business.

of

2,

1920.

Commerce.

Any

suggestion that you may dewill be gladly received. congratulate you for your efforts in behalf of San Francisco, and remain, ^'ours very truly, Mall)ON.'\do & Co., Inc. J. G. Garcia, Vice-President. sire

Gentlemen "Things do Daniel Webster said not turn up in this world until somebody turns them up." You have "turned up something" in your a great and clever scheme :



plan to induce advertisers to "sell San Francisco" by tying up the city with It is the products they advertise. effective and is certain to bring big

to

make

We

L. M. FIELD, INC., 1401-1419 Western States Life Bldg., San Francisco.

results.

Francis

St.

advertisements,

future, will be written with your

plan in mind. Publicity

of

Manager.

HEIXEMAN

M.

130 Bush

Chamber

of

SONS, 30, 1920.

Commerce.

Gentlemen ^'our attention is directed to the sign appearing at the top of the wall of our building reading, "San Francisco Our Home the

new

east



stitution that cares to use

M.

Field, Inc., will

be doing its best to help along the good work of "selling" the city to the United States and the world. When the data which you mention ready, please advise us, and our is representative will call and go into matters in detail with you.

V^ery truly yours,

This slogan has been offered to you connection with your plan to "sell San Francisco." It is offered freely for the use of any San Francisco init.

Here

M.

Field, Inc. E. S. Nevins, Vice-Pres. and Treas. from other excerpts are L.

letters:

AMERICAN

ART We

with you and will induce our and customers to feature the wonderful city of San Francisco on

are

advertising material furnished by us and which lends itself so splendidly to reproduction of illustrations their

and data. C. R. LiPPMAN.

FRANK

GLUNK.— "Sell

J. as outlined in

San

Francisco" an editorial in this morning's "Examiner" is an excellent idea. * * * I shall endeavor to carry out the idea. * * * spe-

A

cial

of

meeting of the advertising men city would probably help a

this

great deal over. * * *

The gest."

Go

and by

all

putting

in

idea

thing

the

too good to just "sug-

is

at

it

in

a thorough

means hold out

of prizes to go to those

the best "plan"

who

whereby the

way

number

a

suggest idea can

be put over permanently, so that the advertiser, even though he uses but small space, will run the "Sell San Francisco" copy just as regularly as his signature and adhe does * dress. .* *

Frank

31, 1920.

feel, with you, that it is time San Francisco to put her best foot forward in fact, valuable time has been lost in that regard, and you will

in

you

clients

Starts

A

for

M^'mU Our Market."

interest

WORKS. — Congratulations.

Gentlemen:

find that the L.

St.

March

may

the Monticello Steam-

J.

Glunk.

Commerce.

;

H,

LITHOGRAPH

N

I

published the enclosed folder with the idea you advance, namely, that to advertise the general attractions of scenic San Francisco would be more to their advantage than to advertise the superior advantages of their accommodations. L. E. Sezton.

We

Sincerely y
Rov .Myers,

March Chamber

P

know that ship Company to

movement.

many means it.

HAL

COMPANY.— It

our

the great center of

Plan That

in the

Chamber of Commerce

THE

1920.

30,

propose to do all we can towards this end in the Latin."Werican countries in which we do

April

Hotel

&

Imports and Exports, 37 California St.

there are

HOTEL

in

are,

H. M. Heineman Sons.

advertising

Chamber

we

truly,

MALDONADO

their

advertising. It

best wishes,

widespread response given

reflect the

Some

With

of Activities to

the

new

New

industr)

Industry on

the

Pacific

Coast, the manufacture of lining for women's hats, has been started in San Francisco by the Simon-Levy Company, with offices in the Commercial Building. The firm manufactures a complete range, from the cheapest cotton material up to the finest silks. The business with jobbers and with large retail milliners and department stores is expected by tlie firm to reach a

volume

of at least a quarter of a

million annually within the next year

or two. Sid Levy,

Company,

is

founder of a

member

the

Sidley

of the firm.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Many New

Businesses Here Chamber

of Attracted

A

laboratory for the manufacture "Sure Shot," a weed eradicator, being opened at 330 Rich street, San Krancisco, by the California Grass and Weed Killing Corpora-

of is

The

tion.

product of

this

company

has been successfully experimented with by Horticulture Commissioners on plant life and practical farmers, who have found it efficacious in the destruction

John Moore, recent

San

arrival in

Francisco from Winnipeg, Canada, is opening a store under the name of John Moore & Company at 572

The firm will manufur garments for the retail trade and deal in women's suits and

Geary

street.

facture

all

Johnson

grass,

morning glory and

kinds of thistles. Boley-Springlife

Company

is

open-

ing a shop at 50 Ivy avenue for the installation of "Springllfe," a graph-

coated fibre which is inserted between the leaves of springs to serve and to eradicate squeaks. The owners of the business, Messrs. Charles N. Boley and A. J. Thomas, are recent arrivals from Kansas City, Mo. Encouraging attention was given their demonstration at the recent Accessories Show at the Auditorium.

Douglas

Boswell

tributors of the

Company,

dis-

Acme Motor Truck

Electric

Company, with

255 California street, has the manufacture of magneto generators and e.xpects to have its product ready for marketing within the next two months. at

commenced

The United States Air Compressor Company has opened a San Francisco

Construction work has been coma one-story brick garage and repair shop on Fulton street, near Gough, to be occupied by Smith

sales office at

menced on

Brothers, at present in the automobile repair business at 118 Rose street. It is expected the building will be completed about the middle of May.

ite

as a lubricant

The Harris offices

dresses.

of several counties, experts

of

Commerce Reports on Firvn San Francisco

to

the

Neddo, Boteler

leased

the

has

&

Gage, manufac-

agents specializing in food products, are opening an office at 110 turers'

Market

street.

Swan, the Painter, has moved his

The General Paper Company

228 Fulton street under of H. J. Beach.

management

own

building at

1117

into

Howard

street.

and basement

three-story

building at 568-576 Howard is stocking it with a complete line of paper products.

Rosing & Prietz have opened an automobile storage and repairing business at 1201 Howard street.

The company's business was formerly conducted from its sales offices at 525 Market street, but under the new arrangement San Francisco becomes the chief distributing point for its Pacific Coast trade.

has leased a three-story and basement building which is being erected for its

brick

street

and

The

Rucker-Fuller Desk

accommodation on Minna

Company

street, east

of Third.

and wholesale dealers in farm tractors, plows and cultivators, are opening salesrooms in a

Hayes

new

building at 145

under the management of Ray Wise. The company was formerly located at Sacramento, but is coming to San Francisco in order to get in closer touch with the buying street

public.

Statement of the

OWNERSHIP,

MANAGEMENT.

CIRCU-

LATION. ETC. Required by the Act of Congress

Auyust

24,

FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES for

San Francisco. California,

April

1,

1920.

State of California,

The San

Francisco Chamber of has accepted the invitation of the International Chamber of Com-

Commerce

merce to participate in the meeting of that body in Paris June 21 ne.xt, and has appointed J. B. Levison, a member of the Board of Directors, to be the official delegate from the Chamber of

Commerce.

Gentleman

just arrived from Ausgrade Auswool and some hides and skins, which he wishes to place on market. tralia has of-fering of high

tralian

Inquiries should be addressed to Foreign Trade Department, San Francisco

Chamber

County

of San Francisco ^'' Before me, a Notary Public

in and for the aTid county aforesaid, personally apW. H. Levings, who, having been duly sworn according to law. deposes and says that he is the Business Manager of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Activities and

State

peared

that the following is. to the best of his knowledge and belief, a true statement of the ownership, management (and if a daily paper, the circulation), etc., of the aforesaid publication for the date shown in the above caption, required by the Act of August 24, 1912. embodied in section 443. Postal Laws and Regulations, printed on the reverse of this form. 1. That the names and addresses of the publisher, editor, managing editor, and business managers are:

SpecisJ Notice

of

Commerce.

other security holders owning or holding

of

1
of

SAN

Publishifd weekly at

Levison Chosen Delegate

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce. That the known bondholders, mortgagees,

i. lul

Publisher— San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, San Francisco, Cal. Editor— Frederick A. Brandt, San Francisco, Cal.



Managing Editor Frederick A. Brandt, Francisco, Cal. Business Managers— W. H. Levings S. W. MacLewee, San Francisco, Cal. (Give names 2. That the owners are: addresses of individual owners, or, if a addresse's 1

stock.)

stockholders

of

per cent

i

of

total

statements embracing affiant', knowledge and belief as to the circumstanceand conditions under which stockholders anl security holders who do not appear upon the books of the company as trustees, hold stock and securities in a capacity other than that of a bona fide owner; and this affiant has no reason to believe that any other person, association, or corporation has any interest direct or indirect in the said stock, bonds, or other securities tlian as so stated by him. 5. That the average number of copies of each issue of this publication sold or distributed, through the mails or otherwise, to paid 'subscribers during the six months preceding the date shown above is (This information is required from daily publica-

San

W. H. LEVINGS. and and cor-

owning oV holding the

4. That the two paragraphs next above, giving the names of the owners, stockholders, and security holders, if any, contain not only the list of stockholders and security holders as they appear upon the books of the company but also, in cases where the stockholder or security holder appears upon the books of the company as trustee or in any other fidu ciary relation, the name of the person or cor

Business Manager.

Sworn day

to

and subscribed before

me

this 6th

of April, 1920.

MURIEL ATHERTON RUSSELL, (Seal.)

Notary Public.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMWIERCE ACTIVITIES

Chinese Seek Closer Relations T

San Francisco Business Men of Growing Place of United States in Chinas Industrial Aspirations

Tisitors Tell

^

SPANNING

the

Pacific

Ocean

with a bridge of friendship whose pillars will be cemented in more intimate relations between the United States and China was the note sounded in addresses by three distinguished Chinese visitors to San Francisco during the week. The visitors were Lincoh Wong, second secretary of the Chinese Lega-

Washington; Peter Hing of Canton Street Railway, Canton, and T. F. Pan, Industrial Commistion at

the

sioner of Shansi

Province, northwset

China.

With

Consul General of San Francisco, the visitors were jjuesis of the Foreign Trade Comthe Chinese

ICach of the Chinese guests was a graduate of an American university and spolce English with a fluency that added to the interest taken in his address. All of them stressed in their talks the growing place being taken by the United States in development work in China. "Close as these relations are now,

China would like to see them become more intimate," said Mr. Hing. "China can say in all candor that the United States occupies a dominant place in her aspirations, and that American capital, American initiative and American help generally are

"There arc hundreds of these students now being educated on b)ans received from the government," he said, "and in a comparatively short while there will be thousands. "The students pay back the loans so made to finance their education when they enter commercial and professional life. No interest is charged them on the loans so made by the government of Shansi Province. "Shansi Province wants the United States to be first among her overseas neighbors. Her people call the Pa-

Ocean The Bazaar

cific



the

place

they go to trade."

Commissioners Pan and Hing are buying materials, live stock and other supplies in this country for China.

Commerce

her present and future plans. Our diplomats do much to engender the proper spirit, but the

and the China Commerce Club at a luncheon in the Commercial Marshall Dill, •Club last Friday. chairman of the Foreign Trade Com-

should be made still more intimate through closer business contacts. want to know each other in a closer

dustries in

way, with reciprocal profit and advantage to both countries."

ropean trade centers after leaving this

Chamber

mittee of the

of

joint

Chamber

mittee of the

of

Commerce

George C. Boardman, vice-president Dwight K. Grady, acting secretary of the Foreign Trade Department, and thirty odd members of the two organizations were in attendance to greet the visitors and listen to their views.

Tidings The

Traffic

Bureau

of the

Cham-

ber of Commerce is notified by the California Railroad Commission that

Commissioner Loveland will conduct a hearing on Wednesday, April 14, 1920, at 10 a. m., ninth floor. Flood Building, in connection with the ComApplication No. 5517, mission's whereunder the launch and tugboat companies operating on San Francisco

Bay have requested permission

and passenger rates. Lading Hearing

crease freight Bill

of

The United before

to in-

whom

States is

the

Supreme Court, question

as

to

whether or not the Interstate Commerce Commission has authority to prescribe parties

new

bills

the

to

briefs.

lading, has asked proceeding to submit to be written

of

These are

having regard for the increased authority granted the Commission under the new Transportation Act. This undoubtedly means a still further delay in reaching a decision,

bers

may

and mem-

continue to use the current

sought in

all

The Chamber

between the two countries

relations

We

Commissioner strides

Pan, in discussing being made by Shansi the government was

Province, said financing the education students in the United other countries.

From The form

bill

of

Chinese States and

of

country.

He

lading until the case

is

that

the

United

among

the countries Province, could through the exercise of

supervise the adjustment of the claims as described above.

Collection of Freight Charges

its

Claims involving more than the foregoing amounts must be submitted to the authorities before payment is at Washington made. of individual carriers.

text of the Administrais on file with the Traffic to members upacces-sible and Bureau on request. Douglas Brookman, San Francisco full

tion's ruling

attorney, has been appointed regional counsel for the Railroad Administration.

out

third

easily be first

States

Attorney

now

Traffic Bureau

Railroad Adgeneral counsel has just announced that claims arising out of personal injuries and involving not more than $3500 in any one case, and suits and claims arising out of loss and damage to freight, fire and stock claims, etc., involving not more than $500 in any one case, may be adjusted by the legal department

The

pointed

States,

exporting to Shansi

Settlement of Claims

The United

has

the proper commercial initiative.

decided.

ministration through

Commerce

which they are interested. Commissioner Hing will visit Eu-

business

the

of

brought them in contact with various San Francisco and Pacific Coast in-

Brookman

will

Under Section

Commerce tion

4U5

3 of the Interstate Act, as amended by Secthe Transportation Act

of

1920, no interstate carrier is permitted to deliver freight at destinaof

tion

until

tariff

rates

thereon have been paid.

and charges This section

carries a further provision, however,

under which credit may be extended to bureaus of the United States Government or any state, territory or political subdivision thereof.

At 10:30 a. m. April 20, 1920, the Commission will conduct a hearing at Washington, D. C, upon the question as to what rules and regulations should be provided in connection with the foregoing section. Persons desiring to be heard should notify the Chief of the Bureau of Dockets, Interstate

Commerce Commission, D. C, on or before

Washington, .-^pril

17,

1920.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES IAN FRANCISCO Chamber of Commerce

Activities, entered as second-class matter January March i, 1879. Subscription price,

Post Office at'San Kraiuisco, California, under the act of Published weekly by the San Francisco year.

I

Chamber

What You Want

For

.

to

Know

Envoy of Chicago Trade Builders An

same month

are

among

that

Here

the

the

of

Commerce,

trip

be

will

Tonnage Tonnage

observation car. The party will reach San Francisco in time for

man and

the sessions of the National F'oreign Trade Convention, May 12 to 15, in

which, of course, they are intensely interested as delegates

business

and individual

men."

The

journey will take twenty-three days, including stops and side trips.

The

special will leave

noon Saturday,

May

1.

Chicago

The

comparative table for I'M'^ and

a

depeirtures arrivals

The

Pacific

March 1920 $721,368,939.00 2,039,682.00 $ $ 10,041,712.00 457,886.02 $ $ 17,433,165.00 $ 18,763,492.00 556,551 tons 554,707 tons

San Francisco's Glamour In Booklet

will convene for a two-da\' session in

the

"A

Exchange

building

a

to San Francisco" is the sparkling booklet just off

which bears the imprint of

visits

to

of

title

the

Friday, April 9.

Trip

the press,

Coast Traffic League

Merchants

l'*2ll:

San Francisco Chamber

tation act.

Seth ber

of

Mann, manager of Commerce traffic

president of the league. ington,

assistant,

his

and

treasurer,

S. J.

the

Cham-

bureau,

is

H. M. Remsecretary-

is

Wettrick, attor-

ney and manager of the transportation bureau, Seattle

merce,

is

Chamber

of

Com-

vice-president.

cities

in

Colonel Miller, who stopped at the Palace during his stay in San Francisco, left for Seattle and the Northwest carlv in the week.

Com-

Prepared by the publicity depart-

ment

of

the

reflects the

Chamber, the booklet glamour of San

lure and

Francisco with text and illustrations and constitutes an admirable guide book for tourists and other visitors. The book, which is distinctively printed on tinted pages, is especially attractive for its handsome halftone reproductions. These depict the principal landmarks and points of interest in San Francisco and invest the book w-ith panoramic interest. The industries of

at

Washington, Montana, Idaho, North Dakota and Minnesota.

of

merce. principal topic to be discussed will be the adaptation of railroad traffic practices to the new transpor-

The

the city as well

Oriental Trade Inquiry Sumitomo desires tional

trade.

to

Bank,

secure

San

names

Francisco, of

interna-

in

Oriental

Reply by mail only.

Address

traders interested

Assistant

Manager, Sumitomo Bank.

a

striking

street,

A atres

as

its

and there busy Market world thoroughfare.

attractions are

itin-

Texas, Mexico, California, Oregon,

San Francisco's growth.

$525,196,032.00 896,207.00 $ $ 3,282,735.00 414,691.41 $ $ 21,418,327.00 $ 13,716,754.00 498,528 tons 508,757 tons

is

erary will include

in building construction

March 1919

League to Convene

"Bankers, busi-

and professional men and representatives of the leading Chicago in-

mittee having the arrangements in charge. The trip will be made in a special train consisting of a combination baggage and club car, a diner, three Pullmans and a combined Pull-

bank clearings during March over

Coast Traffic

ness

stitutions will be among those making The majority of the party the tour. Morris are principals of their firms. of the sub-comchairman Woolf is

is

Imports (February)

ex-

con-

Interstate

Colonel Miller.

in

the impressive figures in the story of

Building Construction Real Estate Sales Postal Receipts Exports (February)

"J. a strong representation of the committee will be members of the party," said

Statistics

ago and of $1,14.3,475

a year

Bank Clearings

Foreign Trade Committee, the trade-buiMers Comof of the Chicago Association merce. P. Hovland, vice-president, and by

^

ComiTierce.

Colonel Miller, who called on Vice-President Robert Newton Lynch and other executives of the San Fran-

Chamber

the

three hundred per cent increase in real estate sales and notable advances in the voluine of exports and imports are also recorded in figures supplied by the Information Department of the Chamber of

tour.

plained

at

Cents per

A

cisco and the cities of the Pacific Coast during the Foreign Trade Convention, Colonel Hubert F. Miller arrived here during the week to make arrangements for the preliminary

ducted

increase of $196,172,907

the

Coast

X'anguard of fifty members of the Chicago Association of Commerce who have planned a trade promotion trip in a special train to San Fran-

cisco

1915,

P'ifty

Comparison for March 1919 and 1920

Colonel H. B. Millet Tells of to Pacific

7,

112

San Francisco

Visits City Tour

Commerce. Call KEARNY

of

list

of

portrayed,

vista

of

restaurants,

cafes,

the-

and motion picture houses, short

out-of-town trips and other information for visitors, including a guide to guide-books about San Francisco, is printed in the booklet.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

131

New Members Join Chamber

19

*an Francisco Firms Are Attracted by Service ' Furnished by Organization Illustrating for

service

tlie

growing demand'

the

and information fur-

nished by the Chamber of Commerce, nineteen more applicants for membership were' received during the past

The new members

week.

are:

Amos, John L.. Asst. Traffic JVIgr., Union Pacific R. R., Monadnock Bldg. Avila,

Henrv. Dist.

Pass.

Agent,

Stationery,

.A's).

.Market

Bldg.

Bldg. Bilger Steel Products Corp., Rialto Bldg.

mfrs,,

Pacific' R.

R.,

Cole-French Company. Commerand financial brokers. Mills Bldg. Crocker & Co.. H. S. (3 additional

cial

565

etc.,

Crowley, C. H., Mfrs. of needles and notions, iS Sansome St. Greer, B, F,, Bankers Utilities Co,, 7^)6 Harrison St. Hall & Co., Frank B., Insurance brokers, 114 Sansome St. Katzcnbach & Bullock Co., Import, export and mfrs,, 807 Monadnock

Monadnock

Union

printing,

St.

Leebold Candv Co.. Inc., Candv 1070 Mission St. Levy Co., The Simon, Mfrs. of for

linings

ladies'

hats,

83.3

Tire Cushions, 36 Sacramento St, Mitchell Silliman Co,, Grain and Beans, 410 Clay St.

Neddo

Company,

Export

and

&

Gage, Mfrs. Rep-

Market

Wagener &

Selvage

Brokers,

St.

Import

Co.,

140

Califor-

nia St.

Shioda,

Front

S.,

Import and Export, 214

St.

Smith & Sons, Ed. W., Newsdealers, 183 Stevenson

White &

Whlse. St,

Quill, Merchandise Bro-

24 California St. WilUamson. C. H„ Marine 322 California St.

Mar-

kers,

Elastic

ance,

ket St.

Macandaruba

Boteler

resentatives, 110

Insur-

Foreign Trade Opportunities



3b06 Masaya, Nicaragua, C. A. Gentleman would like to be placed in touch with implement seed merchants.

3607

— Hamburg,

dealers

Germany.

and

Gen-

tleman would like to get in touch with a San Francicso firm exporting beans who would like representative in



3608 San Francisco, Cal. British would like to make connections

firm

with San Francisco exporters of

Mex-

ican or other onyx.

—-Osaka,

Japan.

Japanese

— Danzig. Germany.

Francisco jewelry concerns.

J. R. Velasco, care of Sonora Bank and Trust Co., Nogales, Ariz., is in the market to dispose of the patent



3614 Tunbridge Wells, England. Gentleman desires to he put in touch with San Francisco firms dealing high class fancy leather goods.

— San

the object of

fruit.



tion in

here autos,

Paris, France. OrganizaFrance wishes representatives the purpose of exporting agricultural machines and

Gen-



American

canning 3611

Cal.

Francisco,

in

tleman in Mexico wishes to be placed in touch with firms interested in purchasing Mexican fresh tomatoes. 3616 Sydney, Australia, Australian firm wishes to get in touch with

bins for cotton spinning, cotton yarn,



handle the sale of a machine for the manufacture of automobile radiator cores.

firm manufacturing shuttles and bob-

cotton cloth, thread waste, cotton waste, hardwares for building, agricultural implements, general merchandise, etc, wishes to get in touch with San Francisco importers. 3610 Mexico. Gentleman wishes to buy peelers, stone pullers, evaporators, cans, soldering tools, etc., for

Gentle-

Germany, specializing in amcommunicate with San

in

ber, desires to

3615

Hamburg, Germany.

3609

3613

man

rights to a toy, or to

counts to

represent California shippers of dried beans and canned fruits and vegetables.

manufacturers with becoming their Austral-

textile

They

asian representatives.

are in a

Export Demurrage

Under

the agreement concerning demurrage on export freight in case

handle such lines as hosiery, silk, cotton and woolen piece goods, and also manufactured goods

of

of all descriptions.

murrage

position

make arrange-

ments for the manufacture of same. J. M. David, 1619 Jeflerson Ave.. Houston, Texas, wishes to secure ac-

to

3617— San

Francisco,

Cal,

Offi-

an electrical house in Australia is in San Francisco for the purpose of securing someone as his buying agent on the Pacific Coast. cial of

delayed

sailings,

the

steamship

companies are not obliged to pay dein such cases except where the freight moves on through bills of lading, rail and ocean. E.xpnrters from local as well as from transcontinental territory are entitled to such

through

bills of lading.

for



3612 Constantinople, Turkey. Gentleman desires connections with dealers in oils, grease and fats, colonial goods and spices, drugs and chemicals, leather and leather goods, textiles, manufactured goods (cotton and wool), overseas products,

etc.,

in or-

der to act as their representative Bulgaria and Turkey.

in

Wants

Business

tractors, wines, articles of fashion, etc.

H. C. Nielsen facturers,

&

86 Clay

Piissport Applications

street,

San Fran-

touch with Eastern and Middle Western brokers for selling a new California canned cisco,

desire

to

get

in

food.

H.

F. Arndt,

New York

240 West 23rd

St.,

City, desires to secure a

representative

in

Owing

Company, manu-

San

Francisco

to

to a typographical error,

an

week's Activilies stated that travelers intending to go abroad article in last

should file their applications for passports at least three months before sailing date. This statement should have read applications for passports should filed three weeks before sailing

be

date.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Placement Bureau

Shipping Passing

and Out of San Francisco

In

DISCHARGED SOLDIERS AND SAILORS expe;-halt yc with public accountanls. lu monwis Inltrnal Revenue Inslieetor. desires position with opportunity to enter sellinK field. Ex-service man, excellent Spanish cor44]

44n_Audllor, su

lieiicr

Live Waterfront

News From

Marine Department tanker Utacarbon left here 2nd for San Pedro, where

Till', (III

will

it

liiel

I'his

New

in

York.

maiden voyage of the which was recently con-

the

is

steamer, structed

b\-



the

Bu

load 65,000 barrels of delivery

for

oil

respondent and translator, will handle your work at reasonable rates. C:an take dictation. Mar442 General and cost accounUnt. Ten years experience in office of large ried manufacturing plants and general contractors. 443 Young man, 26. has had

Union Iron Works.

the

^

444_Young man.

,

Dartmouth

26.

permanent position and export,

desires

Prefers import steamship, or construction work. S— Importers^ ,"" "?° " ... wishei

The Luckenbach Steamship Comp.iny has announced to this department that it has a steamer on the berth at

about

New York

the

10th.

April

1,

sailing

The steam*

will

^ „ College

Institute graduate, with year at Massachusetts if Technology, offering future.

f

co^inect

w!th

Con-

pany.

The newly

converted schooner Wil-

liam H. Smith of the Charles Nelson Company fleet has been chartered by load J. J. Moore & Company, Inc., to

lumber on Columbia River for charge at Sydney.

dis-

The Alaska Packers' now beating up

ship

Santa

where she will load shooks and lumber for Bristol Bay, is the first of their numerous craft to Blaine. AVash.,

head for the canneries.

The

Shell Oil

Company

will have

the British steamers Mytilus, British

.\dmiral and Berwindmoor port in the near future.

at

this

Dimond

& Company,

agents for the European-Pacific Line, announce three sailings of steamers from Eastern ports for Pacific Coast this

from

month.

The Dewey

New York

will

sail

April 10, the Effing-

ham April 20 and the Bakersfield April .SO. Outward bound from this port for Liverpool and Glasgow, and other European ports if inducements ntfer, the

steamer

dispatched earlv

West Katan Mav.

in

will be

in

had 2 years expe Compensation of sec-

lias

;

manager,

local experience anil

references. .American. Thorough Oesirfs Oriental products. basis of salary and parti,'i;iatio

kno-.vledge

Passenger Air Car Nearing

Completion L. Ponton de Arce, sales manager of the Friesley Aircraft Corporation, 67 New Montgomery street, announced yesterday that work is pro-

and San Mateo counties. Upon the recommendation of its Municipal Affairs Committee, the

gressing

board decided that public interests required that this machinery should be provided and ready at any time the people of these communities might de-

service

of

board adopted the recommenits committee that the attorney for the Chamber immediately investigate the existing legal vehicles, constitutional the with together

amendment voted recent legislation,

1018 and other and see if the laws in

rapidly on

car which

the

Friesley

between

this

Friesley

BS

and Port-

city

land.

The known,

expected

is

May

as

1,

to

the car is be fini.shed

1.

It was designed and is being built under the supervision of B. M. Sp;nSan Francisco, chief engineer of the company, who has been four-

cer of

and

aeroplane construction

years in

teen

who was employed by

ican and

as now written provide sufficient machinery for the consolidation. Conferences will be held with other

for ten passengers

and two

interested communities to initiate the consideration of the advisability of bringing about the consolidation.

will be driven by

two

cargo of Mexican

pany,

oil

loaded at

for the Standard Oil Comto 80,000 barrels,

amounting

was brought here

last

week on

their

chartered steamer Dillwyn.

Burns, Philp & Company were the consignees of two sailing vessels with copra cargoes, arriving last week from The Cethe South Pacific Islands. cilia Sudden from Suva had 630 tons

The

the

Amer-

Canadian governments dur-

ing the war.

Tampico

air

being built in San Fran-

is

for the proposed air passenger

cisco

about

sire to effect a consolidation.

A Williams,

experience

desires position with im

Directors of the Chamber purpose of proof Commerce for the viding the necessary machinery for a desired consolidation of San Francisco

Board

The

the coast to

man

— Import

Machinery

dation of

Clara,

some

with

French,

— Young

port and export firm rience in exporting. ondary consideration.

Consolidation Action was taken Ttiesday by the

vmagc, carrying a full cargo of oil to Honolulu for the Standard Oil Com-

161.3

On

Action Taken

make the ports of San Pedro and San It is planned to have a Francisco. sail ins: every three weeks hereafter.

The tanker Quabbin, under command of Captain Christensen, steamed from port March 31 on her initial



and

import and export house.

1614

fin

reliable

GENERAL APPLICATIONS



1611 Good salesman, correspondent aii'l Have hail liranch manager, desires position. excellent business training and eieperienee in California and elsewhere. 1612 Young man with knowledge of .Span ish

nportance than sala

_

eicn post no drawback.



446 Ex-Navy accounting and disbursir former Government cost inspecto Harvard business school man. good corr spnndent, experienced accountant and auditc

nUieer,

car

air

will

have

capacity

a

pilots.

It

special Liberty

engines and will have a cruising speed of one hundred miles an hour. The Friesley car will be forty-rive feet long, fifteen feet high, a

wing spread

and have

of seventy feet.

weigh about seven thousand pounds and will be equipped with It will

carpets, draperies, upholstered chairs, electric lights

Engineer

and electric heaters. Spencer will pilot the

Friesley car on

land from this

its initial trip

to Port-

city.

and the barkentine Mary Winkelman from Tarawa. Gilbert Island, brought

In addition to the ten passengers and two pilots, the car will carry about two thousand pounds of hag-

53

gage.

=;

tons.

KNIGHT-COUNIHAN PRINTING

CO.

•cc,

Puolio Liorciiy, Franklin St( San Francisco,

Haj'SG &

CHAMBEFmiTsgpPia^

The Commercial,

Financial,

Industrial

olume 7

and Governmental Metropolis

Student Exchange

by U. C.

AT

Chamber of Commerce Plan Approved by Faculty

\ts

plan initiated by the San Francisco Chamber of Com-

Chapter

miitiiuj hist Friday

ComChamber

Commerce

the

of

Business

iiiiioncd the sug-

change of students with Latin-Amer-

of

ican universities.

of

The

plan,

link

which

is

delivery,

it

Details of the exchange were discussed at a recent meeting attended by members of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and the faculty of the University of California.

should be observed in practice by importers and exporters.

the

Chamber

of

Com-

Pinckney said the exchange of students agreed upon

would be

a recip-

United States and her Latin-American neighbors. rocal advantage to the

"Closer understanding between the

mean

peoples of the Americas will closer trade relations," he said, "and should make real the ideal of Pan-

Americanism."

The meeting

to

represent

Chamber

which will meet

it

at the

Members

In-

Commerce, Paris June 21

next.

Leaves

New York Firm

W. Greene, Jr., 216 Pine announces that he has severed

John street,

his

connections

John W. Greene York.

as

a

copartner

& Company

of

Francisco

which has

branches in practically

of

in

San

will be held to effect

tion Association,

communities

Weill and Levison Delegates Raphael Weill and J. B. Levison, a member of the Board of Directors, have been chosen as official delegates of the San Francisco Chamber of ternational

down!

in

interested in co-operating in

the organization of a San Francisco Chapter of the National Fire Preven-

Route Your Goods Through San Francisco was accordingly approved by the Foreign Trade Committee as a precept that

Commerce

Attend

Palace

this work, and can help it along by attending a meeting to be held in the ballroom of the Palace Hotel next Monday, April 19, at 12 o'clock.

was

at other places than this port.

represented merce.

is

optional with sellers to deliver

expected to be

by chambers of commerce and universities throughout the country, should prove a distinct stimulus to trade relations between the United States and her neighbor republics. followed

C. A. Bachelder and V. H. Pinckney of the Foreign Trade Committee

KEEPEveryone

buying Pacific Coast instead

San Francisco

m

fire losses

the faculty of the University of California, who have agreed to an ex-

to

Men Asked To Meeting

&

1.54 Clay street, that importers and exporters route their goods through San Francisco. It was pointed out at the meeting that due to the practice

up commerce and education has been adopted by

merce

Fire

Prevention

Co., gestion of C. M. Harris bonded public weighmasters,

ANEW

Number 16

the Fitrc'ujn Triitle

mittee of

the Pacific Coast

To Form

ROUTE YOUR GOODS THROUGH SAN FRANCISCO

Adopted

is

of

April 16, 1920

Every Friday

of

New

in the

of the

affiliated

the large

all

United

States.

Chamber

of

Com-

merce, the Credit Men's Association and other representative bodies in San Francisco will attend the organization meeting.

The Directors of the Chamber have voted to attend the meeting in a body. Fire Chief Thomas Murphy is cooperating in the organization plans and says a San Francisco Chapter of the National Fire Prevention Association would aid in keeping fire losses in San Francisco at a minimum.

The committee interested in the organization plans request the attendance of every business man and property owner interested community subject.

in

this

vital

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Acclaim Koster For Dynamic Americanism FREDERICK

KOSTER,

J.

president of the California Barrel Company of San Francisco

Chamher

Francisco

way

of

Commerce

United

recently

States,

attend of

eighth

the

Chamber

the San Commerce,

of

to East annual meeting

the

in

is

of

president

former

and

who

Business

of the

the Rail-

addressed the Association in

sent

created by Koster's message to these business

impression

New York

reflected

is

gram from Alba

in

a

Mr. men tele-

B. Johnson, presi-

dent of the association, published in an adjoining column of Activities this

week.

When he arrived in Washington, D. C, Mr. Koster was interviewed by The Nation's Business, the oflficial organ of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, of which he is

I'rajieisco Chamber Commerce tells its its own words: On March 31 Frederick J.

The Nation's

The

world

and

vision

of

Business

sends

:

quickest

way

to restore

normal

and business conditions in the United States, in the opinion of Fred-

price

erick J. Koster,

is

for industry, both

employer and employee, to increase

"I offer no solution for the problem

That

question that is involved in international finance, and other factors. is

unflinching

a

outlet, tions,

"Productivity will force its own however, despite any obstrucand our goods will go out to the world, if only we produce.

trade and finance, who are hailing him as a great marshal in

"The

hour of anxiety.

necessity

is

We

clear.

produce things that are

Johnson,

must

essential.

"I feel that the 'Increased Produc-

President.

tion

Washington

City, which will be attended by business leaders from all parts of the country, will do much toward stimu-

Convention' to be held at Atlan-

tic

Mr. Koster connection are being

in

is

with

arrangements

made

for

the

in

that

"Increased

lating production.

Production" convention of the United States

Chamber

Commerce,

of

to be

held at Atlantic City, the latter part of April.

"The

production.

productive capacity

the rest of the world.

to

from Wash-

to

civilized

of getting supplies to the world.

tains of transportation industry,

Alb.-^ B.

whole

the

"Somehow our

courage brought to their feel with inspired enthusiasm our great audience of national cap-

their

and short.

is

must be stimulated to the highest possible degree, and means must be found of making our surplus available to

in

the delivered before Raikv/iy Business Association an address on American Destiny which by its lofty idealism, clarity

raw material necessary

of

produce,

the

of

oii'n story

a director.

Activities this interview

ington

to

Koster

The

of

.

stores

leteyram THIS San

New

York.

world today," said Mr. Koster, "is that America should remain orderly and highly productive. "The country has the means, the

APPLAUD VISION AND IDEAUSM OF ADDRESS

biggest note in the civilized

"At

this

views and

meeting

we

will get

suggestions

main elements

of

the

the manufacturer, the

the

three

our industrial

in

life,

worker and the

farmer."

Business and the University

TELLING

the student body of

University

the

California

of

Mr. Lynch, tion

speaking of co-opera-

between the commercial

destiny that especially concern the San

world port with the faculty and students of an institution like the

Chamber of Commerce. "As we face these great problems what service can the University ren-

foundation of the future greatness of

University of California, said he be-

der?

the Pacific Coast as an industrial

lieved their objectives

that

it

universities that

pire,

is

product of the

going into the very

Newton Lynch,

Robert

president

the

is

and manager of

Chamber

Francisco

of

emvice-

the

San

Commerce,

made an address in Berkeley last Friday that was an interesting exposition the reciprocal relations between commercial interests and institutions of

"I

consider

Chamber

of

of a great

He tions

e.xplained

organizations

of

Francisco

the

San

Francisco

Commerce one

of

the

like

transportation,

industrial

in all that is

good,"

in intro-

reply that

prob-

port,"

he said

talk.

"We

in

the

a

great

world

course of

his

are a focal point rather

matters,

yet

we have

the

great,

destiny of a tremendous

port must engross our attention. "It

is

problems connected with

we have

the oppor-

the analyses, of the investigations, and of

the

scientific

problems

of

study

We

of

the

by

business

men and women. "You here can tions.

is

many local commanding

Dean John C. Merriam ducing Mr. Lynch.

San

the

lems, and foreign relations.

support of the public interest, not only

commerce, but

"I

tunity of getting the full benefit of

of

than a local point, and while

in

func-

the

great powers on the Pacific Coast in

said

Francisco

identical.

Commerce. He dealing with sea and

Chamber

defined these as

land

were

detail

in

"San Francisco

of learning.

interests

study

great

university

condi-

the

can have the participation

of the professors of the University in

counsel on our practical affairs and

meet together answer

to

"Above

in

order

to

find

the

our problems. all,

we can

recognize that

the product of this university

is

going

into the very foundations of the pulthis

sating

life

of our business."

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

135

How Would You "Sell" San Francisco B

HOW

would

cisco

yriii

sell

San Fran-

?

The San Francisco ChamCommerce would like to have

ber of concrete answers to this question.

New

of

vistas

the

of

applying the community selling idea are unfolding daily, and Jctivlties believes they should be given constructive definition.

Activities proposes to print all the practical suggestions sent to

it,

through various vehicles suggest them-

tions

selves in this connection.

scriptions.

Rubber stamps, employed neighbor

possibilities

credit-

ing the firms and business houses from which these suggestions emanate. Selling San Francisco in paid advertising has received such widespread exploitation that the basic idea has become a controlling influence in most of the advertising copy now being prepared fo; San Francisco busi-

is

basic

work

in

which Activities

interested

in

is

ly

folders,

posters,

The

To

bill-

sand invitations are being sent out to buyers in the eleven States west of the Rockies to attend Market Week, which is to be held in San Francisco May 17 to 22 under the direction of the Manufacturers and Wholesalers Association of the San Francisco

Chamber

of Commerce. executive committee for MarWeek, comprising Sylvan L. Bernstein, Max Levy and Jesse Newbauer,

The

ket

met Tuesday in the Commercial Club and reported that widespread interest was being taken in the plans. of firms additional Thirty-six wholesalers and jobbers of San Fran-

1919 Commercial Review Freuler, Consul of Switzerland in San Francisco, sends to Activities J.

an interesting financial and commerreview of 1919.

cial

The pamphlet the Swiss

Bank

has been issued by Corporation, London,

and contains interesting comparative statistics of the United States, England, France, Italy, Japan, Switzerland and other countries.

San Francisco firms wishing to adand their products other communities should be the

best judges of should read.

vehicle idea.

of schools, parks, miles

and other attrac-

total sales

business houses in allied apparel lines

mated

actively co-operating in the

Market Week, Chairman Bernstein expected to attract the greatest aggregation of outside buyers ever seen in San P'rancisco at one reported,

is

time.

The expense Week will be

of conducting Market borne by all members of the Manufacturers and Wholesalers Association on a basis of the proportionate results obtained by them. Whatever percentage the total ex-

pense of

Market Week

bears to the

and exports, foreign exgovernment securities, railway securities and bank shares are Imports

changes,

among and

the subjects treated in the text

in the tables of figures before

and

after the war.

A

review of cereals, coffee, sugar, cotton and textiles, metals and minerals is also included in the pamphlet, which is a most comprehensive survey of

world conditions.

for

town buyer.

San Francisco Market Week,

plans.

away

The ideas that really sell should have pith and punch. You know what you want. Say it as you'd ask your best friend for a match, or as you'd greet an out-of-

have joined the movement since the initial general meeting, and 126 riov.'

what

indicates

short and snappy.

it

cisco

are

merely

may be done. It would like to have other ideas besides its own in this connection the more the better. How would you sell San Francisco?

IVIake

Appreciate.

The number

these inscriptions

Send in your idea right publication in Activities.

Seal Rocks,

of automobile roads,

how

present another splendid for the application of this

Folders



Brown's Department Store, And Other Wonders You Have to See

par-

and twenty thou-

read

Sem Francisco Has: The Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park,

For Live Buyers West of the Rockies fifteen

in

Activities

Stamps of this type might something like the following:

boards,

Between

inscription, in near-

inscription given

vertise themselves

pose.

gestions.

Stationery,

The

every case, serves this twofold pur-

The

are countless.

firms and the cities in which they are established.

into these in-

ideas that present themselves

is not meant to serve as a model, but merely to invite creative suggestions.

their communities.

receiving sug-

out-door signs and slogans given distribution by business houses

of

might be worked

The

are

in some of the San Francisco to

firms

cities

instance,

Letters, bills, invoices and other papers sent out by business houses contain legends made with these rubber stamps, which advertise both the

ideas that will supplement this

ticularly

by

for

call attention to attractive features of

ness houses. It

Men of City Are Invited to Give Concrete Suggestions on Extension of Plan.

usiness

May

made by

be the basis

the

all

17-22 members

upon which expenses

shall

shall be esti-

of

individual

firms participating.

Railroad and Pullman fares to and from San Francisco will be refunded buj-ers from each store or to an authorized department buyer from each department store in the territory west of the Rockies provided they place orders with firms listed and to

belonging to the association aggregating not less than $1000 each. In case the buyer comes by automobile, he will be reimbursed on the

same basis as the railroad fare from the starting point.

to

and

Special Notice Gentleman going to Honolulu to live would make connection with desiring purchasing agent or representative in Islands. Ample

firms

credentials furnished. .4ctivities,

Chamber

of

Address B. R.,

Commerce.

Atkins, KroU & Co., agents for the Pacific Islands Line, are loading the schooner Tague at this port for Raratonga.

SAN FRANCISCO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ACTIVITIES

Governor to Head Oregon's Delegates Have Strong Representation Foreign Trade Convention Here.

eighbor State of California to

N' at Headed by Governor Ben Olcott Oregon and Mayor George L.

of

15U Portland business men will leave Portland via the Columbia River Special at 1 1 ;45

Baker

Portland,

of

m. on the night

p.

May

of

reach-

8,

"The personnel of this Mr. Callan, "w'ill

on any excursion for

ment

enterprise.

ing this city May 10 to participate in the sessions of the Seventh National

member

San

merce."

Foreign Trade Francisco from

Convention

May

in

of

12 to 15.

The

information as to the interest in the convention by the Portland business communities was conveyed by a message from A. C. Callan, president of the Portland Foreign Trade Club and a leading member of the Portland Chamber of

a trade develop-

every

Practically

of the delegation

is

a

member Com-

Portland Chamber of

the

The

Accompanying the Portland delegation will be representatives of the Alorning Oregoniun, the Evening Teleyram and the Oregon Journal.

party," be the

wires

strongest and most representative delegation that has ever left Portland

Portland interest

being re-

is

flected in other parts of the country,

and C. P. Converse, secret, "-y of the Pacific Coast Committee in cnarge of the convention, states that the attendance will easily reach 2500.

displayed