Times were tough in Walla Walla, Wash, (pop. 15,976) in the spring of 1932. The tariff wall which Canada hoisted in the early '205 had finally cut off the valley's chief market for fresh fruits, asparagus, tomatoes. Moreover, its wheat was going begging at 50¢ a bushel.

Tightlipped, hard-plugging John Grant Kelly, publisher of the Walla Walla Union Bulletin, did something about it. He started an experimental canning plant (Walla Walla Canning Co.) to can the region's produce, ship it to big markets in the East.

To trie cannery in midsummer went Farmer...

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