Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, September 25, 1919, Image 7

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Competition of Condensaries
Serious Factor.
Operator Accounts for Difference
Between Price Paid to Pro
ducer and Dealer's Charge.
Unless Portland is willing to pay
more for its milk it will not be able
to compete with the condensaries the
coming winter, is the prediction of
A. M. Work of the Damascus cream
ery, who appeared Tuesday night be
fore the federal fair price committee
to explain the present high cost of
dairy products.
"I can't see how the price can be
kept from going higher." he said, "be
cause local conditions will force it up.
The cost is regulated by the seasons
and we are just passing over one of
extreme shortage. This year it was
necessary to close two cheese fac
tories and one condensary In order to
provide our surplus. It costs more
when we divert milk temporarily
from regular channels. The winter
price of feed will be high and con
densers furnish competition that is
dangerous to the city. We have to
pay more or we won't get the milk,
for the farmer has less expense to
contend with if he sells it to the con
denser." Pertinent (In cry Rained.
Mr. Work was asked in to account
for the difference between the 7.6
cents paid the producer and the 13
cents charged the grocer.
"You want to know what happens
to that 5.4 cents?" he inquired of
Thomas G. Farrell, chairman of the
committee. '
"We've got a very lively idea as to
what happens to it," was the answer,
"but we want to know why."
Mr. Work summed up the expense
In the dairy business in compact sta
tistics. "The most of our milk." he
said, "grades 3.4. and this is below
standard. We have to bring it up to
3.8 per cent butterfat by pouring the
actual fat into it. We pay 7 cents
per pint to get that fat back into the
milk, and this makes the 100 pounds
cost $3.58, whereas we originally
paid $3.30 for it.
Churning Means Lou.
"We lost 50 per cent of our milk
through churning and caring for the
fluctuation of trade. This brings the
cost to us of a quart to 8.2 cents. We
retail this for 14.5 cents if the cus
tomer pays before the 15th of the
month.- We do 20 per cent of our
business direct to tne consumer, 40
per cent to the grocer and 40 per cent
in cans to hotels and restaurants. The
average we receive from these is 12.6
cents on a Quart or a gross margin
of 4.8 cents. It costs $S per day to
maintain an auto or delivery wagon.
It costs $5 a day for the labor to drive
it. A deliveryman can care for 40
quarts a day, this making the milk
cost 3.2 cents for delivery.
"Government statistics show that a
bottle makes seven trips from the
plant before it is worn out. The bot
tle costs us 8 cents. We figure, there
fore, that it costs 1 cent for the bottle
to each quart. Out of your 14.5 cents
we now have .2 of a cent to care for
office employes, upkeep of the plant,
water, heat, light, overhead expenses,
collections, insurance, taxes, depreci
ation and profit. As our firm does an
enormous business we have about
$130 a day to stand us for all of
Bottle Prices Go Up.
Mr. Work read a letter from his
bottle brokers showing the Increase
in the cost of this glassware. It
-howed that the price had gone up
from $6.20 per gross in 1914 to $11.40,
with a 3 per cent war tax additional
in 1919, or an increase of 19 per cent
over last year.
"Bottles are expensive and are one
or tne leaks in the business," the
dairyman maintained. "Few people
va; them out every night and the
ja.ik dealers get a good many from
us. They have them by thousands on
Front street. Besides that the house
wife uses them for almost everything
imaKinaoie sne wants to put up."
The speaker held that Portland
prices are not higher than those else
where, and that the milk in this city
rates near the top on account of the
strict sanitary conditions under which
it is put out. He said he did not be
lieve that a ticket system could be
operated so as to save on bottles and
insure payment, because much milk
is delivered at night.
Routine Held Impracticable.
As to routing the city so that
dairies would not duplicate territory
covered, he spoke in extreme disfavor,
saying that it would be no more suc
cessful than an attempt to divide department-store
deliveries. "Everybody
wants business where he can get it,"
he said, "and it is rot right to restrict
the dealer's territory. Besides, all
people don t want the same milk. If
the city took over the delivery it
would cost more.
One complaint was turned in last
right for investigation by the fair
pi ice committee. This charged that
tie Barron Shoe company is re-
stumping the W. L,. Douglas shoe
with higher prices.
Coos and Curry Counties Will Pay
"ev Scale October 1.
NORTH BEND, Or., Sept. 24. (Spe
cial.) An increase in fees of approxi
mately 100 per cent was approved and
adopted by the Coos and Curry Coun
ty Medical association at a meeting
of the organization held at Myrtle
Point last Saturday.
Under the new scale of fees, which
fcfcomes effective October 1, the
minimum office charge will be $2.
l;iy calls in the city will be $3.50.
Night calls will be $5. Out-of-town
visits will be $3.50 with $1 per mile
added for mileage or the hire of auto
or boat.
The advance in fees by the associa
tion is in line with the general in
crease compensation in other lines of
work and is deemed necessary, ac
cording to members of the organiza
tion, to meet increasing cost of office
maintenance and the high cost of
Kelso Company Asks Permission to
Publish New Tariffs.
The Kelso Transportation company
has petitioned the Portland district
freight traffic committee for the
right to publish joint through rail
and water rates from Kelso, Carrolls
and Kalama, to eastern points via
Portland, the same as are now effect
ive in connection with the Joseph
Kellogg Transportation company.
Application for reduced rates on
land plaster and gypsum from Mound-
house. Nev., has been filed by the
Pacific Portland Cement company of
California, asking for a rate of J4
to Portland instead of J5.90, and of
$4.40 to Tacoma instead of $7.90, the
present rate.
The Southern Pacific company has
asked authority to extend milling; in
transit rates on wheat and oats at
Springfield, when destined to Port
land terminals from points on the
east side main line. Permission is
also asked to publish increased rates
on lumber and forest products from
Springfield and Wendling to Grants
Pass. Gold Hill, Medford, Talent and
Ashland. The increase sought is
from 12 to 15 cents per 100 pounds
from Springfield, and from 12 to 17
cents per 100 pounds from Wendling.
Hearing on all of these applications
has been set for September 30.
Highlanders and 'Mounted Police
Lenl Touch of Color to Greet
ing of Officials.
VICTORIA, B. C, Sept. 24. While
a battery of field artillery on shore
boomed a royal welcome, the Prince
of Wales sailed Into Victoria harbor
aboard the steamer Princess Alice last
night. The causeway and streets near
the dock were packed with persons
waiting to cheer the royal visitor.
The Gordon Highlanders and red
coated northwest mounted police
added a touch of color to a scene of
rare beauty whose background was
a flaming sunset. The prince changed
from his civilian suit of gray, which
he wore on the trip from Vancouver,
to the uniform of a British naval cap
tain, with sword, prior to landing.
After the formal greeting at the
dock by Victoria civic officials, the
prince inspected the guard of honor
and then was whisked away by auto
mobile to dinner at government house
through streets jammed with cheer-
ng people. He will spend a week on
Vancouver island, largely given up to
hunting and fishing. Although it
seems fairly certain the prince will
not visit the American cities on Puget
sound at this time, he has expressed
the determination of returning to
Canada at some future date, when he
will visit Puget sound.
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Rrllnin'q future t-ii!i- th PrinrB nf
Wales, danced at the Vancouver arena
until 1:30 yesterday morning. After a
strenuous aay yesieraay, tne prince
went to the arena at 10:30 last night
and danced every number remaining
on the programme.
Cheering crowds gathered about the
prince's automobile when he left the
building. The prince, standing on the
running board, shook hands with as
many of the spectators as he could
VANCOUVER, Wash., Sept. 24.
(Special.) His royal highness, the
Prince of Wales, will visit Vancouver,
Wash., if he accepts an invitation ex
tended to him by the Vancouver Com
mercial club. Clement Scott sent a
telegram to the prince at Vancouver,
B. C, Monday night.
A reply from the prince Is eagerly
Union Official Places Number of
Members Xow Out at 2 50; Po
lice Stand Guard.
No change was noted in the laundry
strike situation Tuesday. Portland
laundries continuing to operate and
the force of union pickets continuing
on hand in front of the "unfair"
Officials of the laundry workers
union declared that additional em
ployes had left the laundries and
joined the ranks of the strikers, while
the employers declared that there was
no change in the situation and that
all laundries are operating.
Most of the laundries affected by
the strike are running from 60 to 80
per cent of normal, it ws declared.
They began collecting clothes again
Monday and expected to continue
until they had brought in as much
work as they could complete durin
the week.
Patrolmen continued on guard at
each of the affected laundries Tues
day to prevent any disturbance, and
the pickets kept their places on the
sidewalks. There was no difficulty
at any point, however. Laundry
workers now contend that the ranks
of the strikers have swelled to 250.
No steps have been made toward a
conference of the contending forces
and no settlement of the strike is-in
view at this time.
Delegate Returns From Meeting of
American Association Held
In Boston.
Portland is being favorably consid
ered as the site of the 1920 convention
of the American Bar association, ac
cording to Charles J. Schnabel. local
attorney, who has just returned from
Boston, where he attended the annual
meeting of the association.
"Portland is spoken of all over the
country as a delightful convention
city because of the hospitality of the
people and the excellence of the
climate here." said Mr. Schnabel.
'The Multnomah Bar association
urged that Portland have the honor
of entertaining the lawyers of the
United States next year, and when
the committee in charge of the selec
tion meets in January we hope the
Rose City will be chosen."
Mr. Schnabel was chosen general
counsel, representing the state ol
Oregon, and was placed on several
important committees. After a close
When troubled with
pains in the stomach or
diarrhoea give Chamber
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Utah Resident Lost Weight and
Strength Until She Tried Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills:
"I became so run down, weak and
discouraged, that I began to think
that life wasn't worth living," says
Mrs. A. A. Perry, who lives at No.
2901 Center street. Magna, Utah.
Medicines had failed to help me and
I was getting worse every day.
What worried me most- was my
inability to sleep, no matter how
tired I might be. My complexion be
came a yellowish white color and my
hands had so little blood that they
were almost transparent. . I suffered
from violent headaches that started
in the back of my head and ran to
the top. These attacks became so
severe that my memory was affected.
My appetite was poor and I was very
nervous especially at night when I
tried to sleep and could only think of
my illness.
A friend, observing that I was get
ting worse all the time, recommended
Dr. Williams" Pink Pills to me and
I procured a package. My appetite
Improved after taking one box and I
kept getting better as the treatment
was continued. Soon my strength
was restored and my nervousness left
me. I am entirely free from head
aches now, my color Is good and I
sleep soundly. Several of my friends
have tried Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
on my recommendation and have
found the remedy an excellent blood
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are sold by
all druggists or direct from the Dr.
Williams Medicine Co.. Schenectady,
N. Y., on receipt of price, 50 cents per
box or six boxes for $2.50. Write for
the free booklet, "Building Up the
Blood." Adv.
three-cornered contest between W. A.
Blunt of Florida, Edmund Trabue of
Kentucky, and General Hampton L.
Carson of Pennsylvania, the latter
was elected president of the associa
tion for the coming year.
Commissioner Bigelow Says Re
port Will Be Made to Council
Upon Offers.
Three proposals have been sub
mitted to City Commissioner Bige
low for the collection and disposal of
garbage in Portland. Two reached his
office Tuesday and are in tenta
tive form and the third has been be
fore him for a number of weeks.
The Foundation company of New
York is anxious to turn the municipal
incinerator into a reduction plant,
saying that the revenue which will
accrue through such a plant will not
alone pay for the installation of the
plant, but will also pay for municipal
collection of garbage and In time
bring a healthy profit Into the city
The Northwest Nu Fuel company,
with offices in San Francisco, has
proposed taking over the collection of
garbage in Portland and using the
collections for tnt manufacture of a
fuel product which is said to equal
the best grade coal. The proposi
tion offered by this company Is but
tentative as yet, although Commis
sioner Bigelow expects to receive a
complete proposal within a day or
two when representatives of the com
pany reach the city.
The third proposal is for the sale
of collected garbage for hog food.
During the war much garbage ''was
sold for this purpose, but after the
war the city council found that it was
difficult to obtain segregation of gar
bage by the householders. It is really
upon such segregation that devolves
success upon this proposal.
Mr. Bigelow said Tuesday that he
plans to make a thorough study of
all proposals, after which he will
compile a complete report to sub
mit for the consideration of members
of the city council.
Thermometer Registers 9 5, High
est Recorded Since 19 05.
NORTH BEND, Or., Sept. 24. (Spe
cial.) The Coos Bay country is ex
periencing the hottest spell recorded
for the last 14 years. "he government
thermometer registered 94 degrees
Monday at 3 o'clock and one degree
more at the same hour yesterday aft
Old residents of this section say
that the present temperature has not
been exceeded since 1905, when the
thermometer registered 98 degrees.
Local indications are the hot wave
will continue for several days.
Rev. McCllntocK Leaves Wilbur.-
ROSEBURG, Or.. "ept. 24. (Spe
cial.) Rev. A. McClintock, who served
as pastor of the Methodist church at
Wilbur for the past three years, has
resigned and will leave October 1 for
Weed, Cal., to visit his sorr before
going to his former home at Spokane,
Wash. Rev. Mr. McClintock was re
tired, but returned during the war to
assist. Residents of Wilbur have hon
ored him and his wife by a gift of
Schools to Be Held In Park.
ROME. School children of Rome
are allowed to attend school out
doors In the great public park of the
Villa Borghese in summer. Teachers
this summer detailed a number of the
children to patrol the boundaries of
the outdoor school and capture the
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Lists of Property to He Sold by
Emergency Fleet Corpora
tion to Be Published.
With a big- selling campaign mapped
out and preparations made for dis
posing of all the surplus stocks left
over from the government shipbuild
ing programme on the Pacific coast,
the conference of the supply and
sales division of the emergency flert
corporation terminated Tuesday night.
Upon the completion of the general
conference, each of the departments
represented went into an executive
session of its own which lasted far
into the night.
Puget sound representatives of the
conference left for the north yester-
oay, and a delegation consisting of
C O. Yoakum, general manager of the
western district for the supply and
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the 1'uNland office, and W. K. Ma
honey, publicity and advertising
agent, left last night for San Fran
cisco to attend a second conference
Accurate I'ris, detailing all the
property for sule by the emergency
fleet corporation, ar to be .publishrd
by the division immediately, and as
soon ft.s possible catalogues will be is
sued for the information and assist
ance of purchasers.
An added impetus to the saft? of
surplus shipbuilding stocks is given
by the ster! strike 111 the eastern mills
with its promise of a serious shortage
of steel products of all kinds.
Eight Pipe Orjra.ii Programmes to
Re Given at Auditorium.
Arrangements were concluded Tues
day by Hal M. White. manager
of the public auditorium, for a series
of eight pipe organ concerts to be
held in the auditorium every Sunday
afternoon durin? the months of Oc
tober and November. A committee,
composed of J. A. Bamford. F. V.
Goodrich. Ralph Iioyt. Lucian Becker
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charged to defray the actual ex
penses of the concerts. Kach organ
ist will appear with a soloist or an
instrumentalist and only popular
music and popular songs will appear
on the programme.
InterstatcMotor Tour lMann-ri.
H I2L.KN A, Mont. I'lans are be
made for a motor tour from Mont
to California this fall in the inttrt
of the park-to-park Rood roaiis mo
ment. The tour would be started
a delegation from Montana, accord
to preliminary arrangement , to
joined by htoer automobiles in Va
in&ton and Oregon. Stops would
made at the more important poi
on the inter-park system.
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very trifling- cost if you get from
your druKRist a package of canthrox
and dissolve a teaspoonful in & cup
of hot water. This makes a full cup
of shampoo liquid enough so it la
easy to apply it to all the hair instead
of Just the top of trie head. Your
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Complexion Renewing
Everyone has a beautiful skin under-
neath the one exposed to view. Bear
t hat in mind and it will be easier to
understand the correct nrincinle of
acquiring a lovely complexion. Nature
Is constantly shedding th- top skin in
flaky particles like dandruff, only
mirh smaller in size. In abnormal
conditions, or in advancing ape. these
particles are not shed as rapidlv as in
robust youth. The longer they re
main the more soiled or faded they
become that's the immediate cause of .
a "bad complexion."
It has been discovered that ordi
nary mercolized wax. to be had at
any drug store, will absorb these
wornout particles. The absorption,
while hastening nature's work, goes
on .gradually enough to cause no in
convenience. In a eek or two the
transformation is complete. The fresh,
healthy-hued. youthful underskln Is
then wholly in evidence. You who are
not satisfied with your complexion
should get an ounce of mercolized
wax and try this treatment. Use the
wax nightly like cold cream, washing
It off mornings. Adv.
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