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Mail Tribune 100, March 23, 1921

The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago.

March 23, 1921


There is scarcely a better known word in the whole northwest than “Olympic.” The reason for this is that it has been made to stand for something big, and that something big is manufactured in Oregon. We have reference to the famous brand marketed by the Portland Flouring Mills company, operating in many different localities, and producing flours, cereals and feed.

For over 30 years the Portland Flouring Mills company and its affiliated companies have been building a reputation for sound merchandising and constructive business development. Its family and bakers’ brands of flour and its cereals are widely and favorably known, from Mexico to Alaska. The unquestioned merit of its products and its dependable and sterling business policies have won for it a national recognition.

The men behind the Olympic organization have not only been the principal reason for its prosperity, but are the most convincing guarantee of its splendid future. Every department in the company is headed by an expert. The home office executives, the branch managers, the millers, the salesmen and a host of faithful employees, both in the home office and at the branches, have contributed and are contributing largely to the company’s success.

The Portland Flouring Mills company is an Oregon industry. Its products are equal to or superior to many Eastern products, and every support should be accorded them by the general public.


Floyd B. Young, the frost expert will be here next Sunday and will remain for five or six weeks to give daily frost forecasts. The above information was received at the county agent’s office today in a letter from Davenport, Iowa, which Mr. Young wrote on the eve of his departure for Oregon.


The same woman who was rescued from in front of a train at the main street crossing some time ago by Larry Evans, the watchman, caused a repetition of that episode yesterday noon with her mind engrossed on some other matter, she started to walk across the crossing directly in front of an approaching switch engine. Mr. Evans pushed her back in time, whereupon she inquired, “What is the matter?” By that time the engine was just departing from the crossing.

— Alissa Corman;acorman@rosebudmedia.com

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