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About The Cottage Grove sentinel. (Cottage Grove, Lane County, Oregon) 1922-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 19, 1923)
COTTAGE GROVE SENTINEL, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1923
IT ALWAYS PAYS TO TRADE AT
Cash and Carry
Buy your groceries at Gray’s and have
something left to put into clothes. Our
prices are lowest but our quality is of the
BEST CREAMERY BUTTER—GUAR
ANTEED TO SATISFY—THE LB., 55c
9i/2 lbs. for....... $1.00
LAST CHANCE THIS WEEK
the sack.......... _.......
wheat, the sack....... ........ $1.84
KERR’S BEST—Hard wheat,
the sack................................ $1.90
SAPPHIRE—We guarantee this
to be as good as any hard wheat
flour made; Montana’s Best;
the sack.................................... $2.05
YOUR MONEYT REFUNDED IF YOU
ARE NOT ENTIRELY SATISFIED
Flakewhite — Fresh and
guaranteed to satisfy,
lb........... 15c........... lb.
Bring your pail
THE HIGHEST CASH PRICE PAID
FOR EGGS AND POULTRY
Thu plain purpose of cooperation
ia to control marketing in the in
terests of the producer and con
Producers cooperate to obtain
higher prices, consumers to go:
lower prices. It would seem that the
two movements would conflict yet,
on the contrary, through efficient
organizations and management, both
classes may be benefited through
eliminating the many needless ex
penses, profits and waste between
the two classes.
To illustrate: Apple growers state
that the wholesale price they receive
is below what it costs them to grow
the fruit but at the same time
single apples on Fourth street in
Portland retailed for five cents
each. A Gresham gardener reports
that he received from 12 to 15 cents
per dozen for corn, which the Port
land Tostaurants resell at from 15
to 25 cents per ear. (See editorial
note below.) Some weeks ago the
Yakima Valley News stated that
new potatoes were retailing for 10
cents per pound, or $200 per ton,
and the price the farmers got was
three cents per pound or $60 per
ton. A Portland business man who
has a home on the river road five
miles out of Portland, has hundreds
of sacks of apples that he gives to
those who will come after them,
but for which he can not get enough
on the Portland markets to pay the
expense of picking, grading and
sacking. Too many profits were
added to these products, and to
nearly all other farm products. They
go through too many hands. There is
far too much distributing machinery
—too many classes of markets and
profits in between.
(Editorial note.—It is hardly fair
to compere the price the producer
gets with what is paid at a restau
rant. Too many items which have
nothing to do with the case must
be considered. .The cost of service
may be several times tho cost of
the article. Those who patronize the
restaurants where prices are highest
give little thought to the spread be
tween the producer and tho con
sumer. The only fair comparison is
betweon the price the producer gets
end the price the restuarant pays
for the product—not the price paid
by tho patron.)
Distribution of farm products is
almost entirely in the hands of the
dealers and brokers. The grower has
nothing to say as to the price. The
middle interests fix both the buying
and selling prices and both pro
ducers and customers must tako it
and pay it.
The producer realizes that he
must market his own products nnd
obtain a higher price or go out of
business. He knows that the middle
interests are getting the profits that
should be his. He knows that he
must get a part of these middle
profits or he must quit producing.
Hence commodity organizations are
rapidly forming in many states with
the purpose of controlling the bulk
of the crop and so distributing and
marketing it that a living profit
price may be obtained.
Consumers could greatly help to
reduce distributing expenses aad get
farm products at lower prices if
they wore as much concerned in the
retail price as tho grocer is in his
price. Consumers, retailers and pro
ducers’ organizations cooperating
could shorten the long route, elim
inate middle speculation and greatly
reduce tho between expenses.
The success or failure of Oregon’s
organizations will depend almost
entirely upon management. This is
the most important part of coopera-
tion. It must be in competent hands.
It must be business from start to
finish. Friendship, favors, jobs must
have no part in the organization.
It must be handled as successful
private organizations are managed.
Nearly every cooperative failure in
Oregou can be traced to poor man
agement. Men who know market
ing, standardizing, grading, distribu
tion must have charge; men who
kuow how to hold down expenses,
to reduce waste, to handle men.
Experts in these lines must be
found. Growers’ organizations sel
dom succeed in successfully market
ing their products.
Whon cooperative associations are
founded on these safe principles and
are backed by growers’ contracts
to the extent of 75 per cent of the
product grown, then will the farm
ers be able to tell the buyers what
the price shall be.
(Editorial note.—The Sentinel,
ever free to criticize, wishes to com-
pliment Mr. Spence upon the way
he emphasizes what it will take to
make a success of cooperative or
ganizations and what has been the
cause of failures in the past. How
ever much we may criticize him
when he makes statements which
may mislead, we admit that he is
sane and sensible when he outlines
methods for making a success of a
OUR PERVERSE WAYS.
Very few people have gone
through life without haviug the ex
perience of trying to make folks
believe they were right when they
knew themselves to be wrong.
• • •
The girl on the silver dollar never
gets left behind.
• • •
No man amounts to much who
isn’t egotistical enough to know
Good roads advocates who say his own worth.
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that good roads draw business prob
ably did not have in mind the road
Failure often stimulates to suc
tlia£isj>aved withgoodintentions. cess.
Service With a Smile
Rolling Dice By Airplane Latest Of Sports
With giant dice made of light material, aviators uow play the game of dioe
Irom their airjilanae os one of the latest American sports. Tlaoed iu isout of the
umchiiio, the propeller is twirled, and the rush of airsends tho dice rolling down
Ih: field w th the piano in pursuit. Tho eubeamrothen placed iupuaitkui ug-iin.
Thrills Made to Order in the Movies
USE A WINDSHIELD WIPER
TT ANQING by the heels on a 6-inch
I-*- ledge with the street cavern yawn
ing 12 stories below is no trick at all—
in the movies.
Missing a foothold on the edge of a
tall brick precipice and being caught by
the hands of a clock 10 floors alove tho
earth, howover, contains almost as
many thrills for the actor as it does for
For these are the days of realism in
pictures, tho result of a ceaseless de
mand on the part of a public long ac
customed to seeing speeding automo
biles plunge over steep cliffs, death
defying leaps into a raging surf, and
airplane crashes, for more thrills.
In some cases “doubles" arc em
ployed to take the place of the star for
the more hazardous undertakings.
Dressed and made up to resemble the
actor, they brave death in lea;* from
speeding trains to airplanes, jump over
cliffs, and ride motorcycles into loco
motives with no chanco of winning
either fame or glory.
Many risks, however, are taken by
the stars. In one instance, during the
HAND OR AUTOMATIC
WE WISH TO
Cover the Upper Cameraman and the Lower
Part of thin Picture, Under the Clock ut
Left, and It Will Sho v H ?w It Appeers on
that tho current would carry floating
objects to a sand bar just above the
falls, and a watcher was stationed
there to pull her from the water as she
swept past. But, instead, the current
swept her to the otheT aids of tho stream
and she would have Ixjcn dashed over
the fidls to certain death laid not her
secretary rescued her.
In making a picture of a man climb-
ing tho Hide of a building and doing
apparently perilous stunts many fl<x>ra
above the street, a real building was
selected and a circus performer em
ployed to double for the uctor in the
“long shots.” Then a fake building
was built on top of tho real one. Tho
“set” was built in far enough so that
the roof would break any fall and also
would provide a platform for the cam
era. By “shooting” at a proper angle,
however, the drop to tile street looked
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for your willing help in establishing our new cash system
and hope we can show you, to your satisfaction, the ben
efit you are getting in the price of meats.
We have made a 10 per cent cut in prices and ex-
pect to do still better by you on the strength of a cash
We expect to keep a full stock of the best cured and
fresh meats obtainable; also pickles, olives, butter, bread,
cheese' and several other items at the right prices.
We are not starting this system of strictly cash and
a cut in prices for only a short time, but to continue
indefinitely giving you the best of price for your cash.
Give us a trial and let us prove our statement. Our
motto is “Cleanliness, Quality, Service and Price.”
--------------------- Pay Cash and Pay Less----------------------
PEOPLE’S CASH MARKET
Cutsforth & Dickson, Props.
Use Iron to Float Logs
Effective October 2, the Ford Motor Company
announces the following reduced prices on all
Ford Cars and Trucks:
Leaping from a Balcony Into the Rear Seat
of an Automobile Ia Just One of the
“Stunts’1 Demand-d in the Movies from
filming of a western melodrama, the
heroine was called ujxtn to plunge into
an icy mountain torrent and float
downstream toward a cataract.
It had l>een found by experiment
In logging timber tracts in South
America and the West Indian islands,
the heavier wtxxi, which is not suffi
ciently light to float, has always proved
difficult to move. One firm recontly
solved this problem by using “floaters,”
made of rust-resisting iron, by means
of which tho heavy timlier was rafted
down a river to the sea.
Touring Car -
Coupe •- - -
Chassis - - - 230.00
Old Floors Made New
With Universal Sander
I have bought an American Universal Floor Sander
and expect to specialize in laying and finishing floors.
This is the highest grade of floor sander and can be
relied upon to turn out perfect work on either new or
old floors. If you have an unsightly painted or stained
floor the old finish can be cleaned off and the floor
made like new.
Housewives will need no argument to convince them
of the economy of a floor that will not cut their rugs
and linoleum into strips.
A well surfaced floor means economy, enhanced
beauty and less housework.
All Prices F. O. B. Detroit
These are the lowest prices in all Ford history.
With the recent changes and refinements that
have been made in every body type, Ford Cars
now offer new values in motor transportation.
Especially is this true of the new Four-door
Sedan with its streamline body and many
327 Quincy Avenue
The Fordson Tractor
The price of the Fordson Tractor has been in
creased $25-00, making the present price
$420.00 F. O. B. Detroit.
A Juicy Sirloin Steak
—ought to go “just right” for dinner
tonight. Buy it here and get it fresh
and tender and at a reasonable price.
You can take advantage of these new prices
through the Ford Jk'eekiy Purchase ‘Plan
HOUSES MOVED OVER RIVER MOUNTED ON BARGES
ta making room for a naw state Capitol. 1* houaaa war, moved serosa tbs Kaaawha
River at Charleston. West Virginia. Paced with th« alternativ« <4 wracking their horse,
and rebuilding somewhere ela«, er of transP -Hing them to site. on th« oppewit« eida <4
th« river, the owners choae the latter. Lashed aecurely to heavy timber fraaem, M feet
high, to avoid tho necessity of lifting them up an embankment, th« dwellings, soma
M wMch were large, twe otery struemree, were safety canted oa greet bargee aad
finally ad doom oa their naw Location«
CULVER « ANDERSON. PROPS.