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Bend Booster Special
TAKE ADVANTAGE ,
OF THE BOOSTER UH
PRICES NEARING LOWEST MARK FOR 1921
Spring Buying Has Begun in Earnest
Factory Wheels Again Turn,
Shortage Is Forseen
PROSPERITY MUST PREVAIL
Universal Optimistic Spirit Will Aid Nation In Speeding
Climax of Readjustment Period.
Every day has been bargain day in Bend the past
few months. From the first whisper of a break in high
prices the merchandise prices have continued to tumble.
So zealous have the efforts of the merchants been to dis
pose of their stocks that in many instances they have
sold for as much as 25 and 30 per cent below the present
This is not true of Bend alone. Every city and ham
let in the-entire nation has experienced the same condi
tion. Readjustment in prices has found its way into
every nook and corner and has affected every commodity
offered for sale.
Last winter when the threads of high prices first
began to snap, a fear crept into the heart of the com
mercial world. What that fear was no one really knew.
Everything slipped along in the same, usual way but
every one was looking for something' unheard of to
happen. Prices then started to decline materially, the
public refused to buy, feeling everything would soon be
much cheaper. This forced the merchants to think a
financial crash must come. They in turn refused to buy
new stocks for spring, believing that thev would have
much difficulty in disposing of the merchandise they al-
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reaay naa on ineir sneives.
The merchant's unwillingness to buy caused the
manufacturer to slow up production. Help was dis
charged and factories were closed everywhere through
out the east. To some it looked mighty dark for 1921.
Food for the pessimist was soon in abundance. They
rallied their forces and worked day and night. No stone
was left unturned that would prove the world all wrong.
Panics were scheduled to appear that would rean destruc
tion and bring ruination to the entire business world.
Had it not been for the real American optimitic spirit
which remained in control the vivid picture of the nessi-
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inisc mignt nave Decame a reaniy.
And in the midst of all this the merchants of the
nation strove to combat unhealthy nronraeranda. en
deavored to make the best of what seemed might be
the worst, and continued to sell.
Every known method of pushing merchandise sales
was exercised to the-fullest extent. The watch word of
the entire nation was "sell" and they did sell. Cost
prices were entirely lost sight of, the only idea that re-
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maineu was "wnat price couia De placed on an article
that would move it?" This accounts for the laree ner
centage of merchandise that was disposed of below its
Had it been possible for anyone to have seen into
the future and proven beyond question that this crisis
was only a gruesome picture painted by the brush of a
pessimistic, idle, gossip artist, the profit side of the
books of many a business house would look different
The curtailing of manufacturing has caused a short
age in merchandise. And a shortage can mean nothing
out a raise, m price, ui course the raise will be only
slight, but it must come. From this it is reasoned that
the bottom in. prices has been reached or is close at
nana, for the time being.
Merchandise has sold so readily and the average
merchant has allowed his stock to run so low that this
spring's buying by the retailers is far heavier than the
wholesaler could have ever dreamed of.
Spring buying is well under way. Orders are nour
mg into the offices of the manufacturers until they are
completely swamped. Throughout the entire east the
wave of prosperity is in full swing. Factories are work
ing full shifts and everything is one grand rush.
Everything is again calm on the sea of commerce
and the good ship business has weatherer the storm with
out serious injury.
Right here in Bend some of your merchants are
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muium tu guu iiierciiunuise. in oruers placed tor twenty
four or forty-eight garments of ready-to-wear, they are
receiving some inree or six garments.
It may be said that there is not a merchant in Bend
today that is in the same frame of mind regarding his
stock as he was some months ago. Not many weeks ago
many would have been glad to sell most anything they
had on their shelves for anywhere near what they paid
for it and think they were mighty lucky to rid themselves
of it. Not so today. They have ceased to worry about
this rush sale idea and are turning their undivided at
tention to new spring styles and materials, the fixing up
of thoir store and display windows and getting ready
for a real healthy spring business.
An editorial in a recent issue of an eastern trade
paper said: "Nineteen twenty-one will, without doubt,
be a record year for business. The man who don't win
will be the man who has failed to see optimism soon
enough and is not prepared." And this sounds like
reason. If you will take close observation of your own
local conditions you will see the change yourself.
From The Magazine "It"
Answering complaints inado by tlio
Now York offlco, Sol dott, Yellow
Dog studio ntnnngcr. satisfactorily
explains his seeming extrnvaganco In
Hollywood, Oil., March. 1921.
Yol. Dog Film Corp.. N. L.
Gentlcmcnts nnd Kickers: Such
Insultln' lettor as you send I hain't
got slnco the time I failed to return
Able Smoltxor's weddrA' shirt and
ho had to got married on a hot night
with his coat buttoned up. I couldn't
send It becauso whon I mado a speech
to ttio Shlrtmakers' union I got raw
egg all over tho front. Tho shirt
wasn't fit orcn for Ablo'o woddln',
an ho's cheap roughncckor. Well,
such lottors ns ho sent, you sent nnd
they hurt my feolln's on both sides.
Ho. "Davy Crockott." Whon wo
took tho ptcturo I couldn't get any
wolves to Jump qt tho door which
Davy held bolted by his nudo nrm,
so I hired somo Ilolglan hares far
tho scene If thoy didn't lungo nnd
bark at tho door It was no fault of
mine. The door was there all tho
tlmo. Tho public don't caro should
It bo wolves or rabbits, so for why
should that man Simon klckT
You say In "Tho l'asslon l'lay" I
should havo used only 13 Apostles.
I wasn't goln' to spoil n big produc
tion by boln' cheap, so that's why I
hired 22 Apostles. They wore Al
Apostlos, too, oxcopt Kemp, who wore
puttees nnd smoked n cdtncob plpn.
It don't mnko no dlfforonco anyway.
Any picture what's got tho word
"passion" In tho tltlo Is bound to
got tho mazuma like a flro salo.
Next week wo start shootln' "Tho
Strango Wife," which will crcato a
big sonsatlon, It's so different. In
this story tho wlfo lives with hor
own husband and both tiro respect,
able. If It don't go nil right, by a
subtitle wo can change tho husband
Into somebody olso.
My secretary) Miss Mess, has got
well by her rhoumatlsm In tho knees,
and whllo sho Is still qulto weak,
Monday sho was ntilo to ask for nn
other rnlso of salary. A feller In my
Klenzo Tooth. Paste OA
New 50c size 1 M
BOOSTER SPECIAL U U V
Rexall .Orderlies OA
Regular Price GOc J
BOOSTER SPECIAL t(V
Jonteel Talc 1 A
Regular Price 25c I
.BOOSTER SPECIAL L JJ
Horton Drug Co.
THE REXALL STORE
BOOSTER DAY SPECIALS !
Saturday, March 19th
Quart Can of Peaches, 25c
Per Dozen, $2.95
Quart Can of Apricots, 25c
Per Dozen, $2.95
Now is the time to get your requirements at
prices one-half less than last fall. Remember
it is always the Union for real bargains.
The Union Grocery Co.
4 Rolls for 30c
7 Ounce Crepe
ponllloii bus got la Itn firm mill I' (old
tier flat Hint from Ihl rnmpfiiiy mi
morn monies would she Ret. I would
Imro Murk to II, (no, If slm hiiilu'l
tickled inn under I lie chin nnd said
Hint I Inoki'd like Napoleon. Wn
rnn't afford to Insu mi employe
what's kurli a keen ohservnr mid so
well pouted In history. It Is nil
r I ft 1 1 1 that Miss lion should K"l
mom salary than President Minion,
becauso she's smarter In llm lirnlns,
I.nwrenrn l.iinRdrnw, the new skn
narlo feller you shipped out, hint his
room robbed Sunday iilRht ami now
lie's sinks In the middle of n con
tinuity. Mo snys ho nin't h'o on un
til ho Kots another loiiR-handled plpn
what looks llkn n flun. Ifn' say
you should r,t Id MH whI
Kt liltft line. Also soinn Vn Hlio,
wlnilefnr ( tin t II. II nuiies Iff rom
llopliiK llils (IwU jmt llm wnm, I
To With Oolil Chain,
I'ut chain In n smnll Ixittln with
wnriii wnler, soniu pulverised chnlk
nnd n Ml of united rnsllla son p.
Cork the Imllle nnd slmkn well, then
rinse tho chain In cold water nnd
wipe on n towel, (lives a brilliant
Rooster Day Bargains for Saturday Only
$3.25, $3.50, $3.75 Jersey Sweaters, at $1.95
Men's and Hoys' all wool Jerseys, in high or V
neck: regular selling prices being $3.25, $3.50
and $3.75; on sale, Booster Day only $1.95
Hoys' Cans and Hats; regularly selling at
75c; on sale Saturday only for 15c
A jumbled lot of Hats and Caps; first come
first served; on sale Booster Day at, each....l5c
Don't miss being in Bend next Saturday. Op
portunity knocks Don't hesitate Come!
Home of Hart, Schaflfner & Marx
BOOSTER DAY SPECIALS !
200 Lbs. Picnic Hams
23c Per Lb.
200 Lbs. Sugar Cured Hams
33c Per Lb.
Lard, in 5-lb. Pails, $1.15
Lard, in 10-Ib. Pails, $2.25
They usually want candy, but too
much is dangerous. Give them
Cake it will satisfy and at the
same time is in no way harmful
They are delicious.