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About The Western American. (Astoria, Or.) 1922-19?? | View Entire Issue (June 28, 1923)
P u e Eight
work which it is expected to do. Here ña the resolution which they have adopted, which sets
EDNESDAY morning a group of Portland men start«**! a ennvnss of the* bnsinesa in
terests of the city of Portluvl to eomplete a fund of ¡£200,000 to develop and adver
forth in unmistakable terms tin* purposes to he ueeomphshcd with this fund:
1 / m ix much aa tin' Portland Chamber of Commerce proponen to m itt d fund o f f 300,000 to hr « x-
tise all Oregon.
fu ndrd ilurirtii thr next tiro uram for Oregon Stilli' di ctlnpnu ut; unti l¡nanmueh uh thr Portland Clima *
The Klnnsmen are interested keenly. I>eeauseri»eir aggregate investment in Ore
‘ hrr o f Commerce li uh a ¡> imi ut ed ita undrraignrd Me intiera, trilli final outhority, uh per m a tieni tritatetiK
gon amounts to many millions o f dollars. They wish to help in tin* roust motive work of telh
to tupei riae thr expenditure of such fund;
" Non *, thr re fore, ire, the undermined truateea, after due deliberation, hare derided that for tlir
injr thP world about Oregon's matchless climate and opportunities; they are helping in every
nltil the expenditure
, pnrpoaet of .....
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way shown to them.
Oregon jita tr llrrrlopmeut atolli l>e cnnatrucd lo
The collection of the ¡jslOO.OOO fund is spon
ni riin tiréfolliiirhio major urti ritira:
sored by the Portland Chamber of Commerce.
I in prò re ment o f exialing agricultural
That body has appointed a group of capable bus
ronditWHK hy ex pana ioti of prra.ent marhrts, ,thr
iness executives as permanent trustees, with
derrlognu ut of urte market h and im prom l unir •
final authority to administer and supervise the
"g. The artttemrnt and hrintjiny info perni ur
expenditure of this fund. They are men of
tici ty under profitahlr candii ¡ima o f irriyated and
proven business ahilil v. competent to obtain ade
rechimeli lo mi in-1 he Stale of- ( Irego u,
quate results for every dollar invested. These
— ---------- “ tifc — The atteartion of t“ u rista to thè State of —
Oregon hy aneli inatrumentalitiea aa inuy lo- propa
are the men:
lo urtomaliali thè deaired palpine."
Abbott L. Mills, President o f the First Na
tional Rank and Vice-President o f the Security
The comptetlon o fth is developmcut fund
Savings & Trust Company.
atid thè carrying otit of thè pian wliich is back
Otto W. Mielke, Viee-President and Man
of it.are ttf vita! >imp«*rlrtncc lo all « f Oregon.
ager of the Blake MeFa 11 Company.
The pia uh havebeen earefully mudo. Tl7o
Emery Olmstead, President o f the North
fund w ill bc administered hy wclUkuowti nieu of
By a formal resolution the board of
western National Bank.
tlie higliest iiitcgrity and nbìllty.
trustees has decreed that an ade
Boy. T. Bishop, Viee-President and Man
ager of the Oregon Worsted Company.
quate portion of this fund shall be
John C. Ainsworth, President of the Fnited
States National Bank.
devoted to the development of the
Max S. Hirsch, President and Manager of
best possible systems of marketing
the Hirseh-Weis Manufacturing Company.
The things which arc to he accomplished
Guy W . Talbot, President of the Portland
through this fund arc bewig successfully done
Gas. and Coke Company and o f-th e •'Pacific
now in neighboring states. We are all familiar
Power and Light Company.
increased farmtprosperity for every
with’ the*story of growth and development in
Franklin T. Griffith, President of the Port
California brought about chiefly through ad
farmer and for the entire com -
land Railway. Light A Power Company.
vertising nml organ¡zedAntudy of resources and
Isaac D. Hunt, Viee-President Ladd and
needs. Ever,' dollar which has been invested in
this manner in California lias returned mani
This Fund, Raised in Portland, Means
3 Great Things for All Oregon:
1. A better way to market farm crops
Other States Are Doing These
Very Things Now!
As a Business Proposition, Give!
It is a good investment-foi^ the. Portland
business men to subscribe to -this Oregon devel
opment fund. It meatas definite, assured prog
ress to all of Oregon. Unless Oregon is willing
to reaeh out for the things which should be hers,
they will go to her more progressive neighbors.
Without this $3<H),000 fund and the con
structive results which it can bring, Oregon
.must be resigned to slow or doubtful growth for
the next ten years. With this fund. Oregon's
immediate development is assured.
The funds must be obtained—Oregon’s prog
ress must be made certain.
2. Settlers for Oregon land
One of O regon’s most important
questions is the bringing into pro
ductivity of the vast areas of un
developed land. These things are
the major purposes of the develop
Portland Can Prosper Only by All of
Tile need for this development fund in Ore
gon is manifest to every observer. Oregon lias
eight persons t<> the square mile—California lias
22 and Washington lias 20.
O reg on has less than a million population
—she can support several niilliuus.
Oregon has vast areas of idle land returning
no profits to its owners. This.land ran la* made
productive— instead of sagi* brush and desert
we can have tilled farms and prosperous villages.
Oregon has vast undeveloped resources in
water power. They are largely useless as long
as undeveloped—only, the development which
con ics with population and capital can make
The tourists who have built Cali
them a productive asset to tin* state.
'Phe improvement of agricultural conditions,
fornia can be attracted in ever-in
the betterment of marketing systems, the exten
Tlic trustees have worked out a plan through
creasing numbers to Oregon. Tour-
sion of irrigation and reclamation, mean more
which all subscribers to the development fund
fanners to eonie and enhanced prosperity for
ists invariably bring prosperity in
will be permitted to pay their subscriptbftis T ii
farmers already here.
24 monthly installments covering a two-year
Oregon has incomparable attractions for
The same tourists who are now
In this way .you will pay your contribution
leaving a million dollars a day each day of the
to the development fund just as you pay your
year in California can he attracted to Oregon.
water bill, your power bill, or any other of your
They bring ready rash, which means prosperity
for those who serve them, flnd these tourists are
An easily borne monthly contribution from each Boriland business .house will menu a
the forerunner of tin* manufacturer and the farmer. It is proposed tq start the tourist stream
to Oregon al once hy well-planned advertising.
Remember you are investing in Oregon’s future—which is your own future.
Portland can prosper only as all Oregon prospers. Portland is in position now to leud
It will he one of the best investments yon have ever made.
all Oregon in its prosjx-rily. All conditions arc right for this i|CW10,(W0 development fund
The trustees have thoroughly considered every phase of the development fund and the
to produce the results whiefi Pori land and Oregon want.
Give by the Month!
. More tourists
W hen Your Fellow Business Men Call, Give Promptly, Cheerfully, Generously
The tourist stream is turned our way. The best thought of the world is being focused
upon agricultural prosperity’. Industry everywhere is seeking new fiejds for development
'I he transcontinental railways which serve the Northwest are spending a million dollars
a year to advertise the Northwest. Neighboring cities are advertising vigorously to center
u|x )11 themselves the attention of folks who arc attracted by the railway advertising -P o r t
land and Oregon can get equal value from this'million-dollarCampaign only bv vigorous ad
vertising of their own.
The Noblest Motive is the Public Good
(This ad. is paid for by the Knights of the Kn Klux Klan.)