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TIIE MORNIXO OKEGONIAX, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1920
CROP OUTLOOK STILL
Federal Reserve District Re
view Is Issued.
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PRICES ARE UNCERTAIN
Xotable Exception Is Grape Market
"Where Abnormally High Re
turns Prevail for Growers.
OQ? Morrison St., Bet. Fourth and QQ?
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September reports from various
t-ections of the 12th federal reserve
district show that fa-orable crop con
ditions continue to prevail. Bays the
review of general business and agri
cultural conditions Issued under date
of September 7 by John Pcrrin.
chairman of the board. Compared
with Aucrust the condition of the
ranges and general crops in Califor
nia, Oregon, Washington and Idaho
has Improved, due to timely rainfall
in the E'acific northwest.
The report says in part:
Harvesting of all grains and pick
ins; of remaining fruits are in prog
ress and reports of good quantity and
Ouality of yield are in the majority:
but the prices which most of the va
rious agricultural products of this
district will brinpr are still uncertain,
and this is causing an underlying note
of concern. A notable exception to
this general statement is the wine
and table grape market, where ab
normally high prices have prevailed.
Compensation for short crops of
peaches and pears has been found in
the high prices which they brought,
but prunes are not -elling strongly
at the opening figures quoted last
month: prices for the grain crops of
the district generally and for the
northwestern apple crop are not so
high as last year's: lemons, almonds
nnd walnuts are facing destructive
competition from Kurope, and al
monds have just opened at prices 30
per rent below those of last year;
prices so far offered for the present
rice crop are less than those of 1919...
and prices for the large wool clip of
the district remain at what growers
consider ruinous levels.
"The lumber industry of the Pacific
coast Is seriously unsettled by the ap
plication of the new freight rates,
and mining throughout the district
manifests no improvement over the
Inactivity of 1919. Business gener
ally, however, while indicating the
hesitancy natural under present re
visions in the wholesale prices of
numerous commodities, is reported
to be satisfactory and sound. Business
failures show a decrease compared
with last month, and labor continues
to be fully employed, without strikes
or disturbances of consequence. Al
though interest rates show no ten
dency to weaken, the available funds
In the district seem reasonably ade
quate for all legitimate needs, which
Is encouraging in view of the heavy
seasonal demand for crop moving, now
at its peak.
"Harvesting of hops is now in full
wing, except the late crop in parts
of Oregon. As picking progresses the
crop appears to be slightly smaller
than was estimated a month ago, due
to unfavorable weather conditions
during this period. Prices are hold
ing steady and the growers are re
ceiving from 55 to 62 cents a pound.
Heady makets are indicated in Japan,
Australia, India and South Africa,
which are expected to absorb the ma
jority of the crop of the Pacific coast,
practically all of which will be ex
ported this year. The European mar
ket is uncertain.
Fwt Apples Indicated.
AH estimates still point to a much
lighter crop of apples throughout the
district than last year. The total 1920
production is now forecast as 29,
641,300 bushels as compared with 3S,
484.000 bushels in 1919.
Prices are lower than last year in
all sections. The bumper apple crop
elsewhere in the country, particularly
In New York, and the increased
freight rates from western shipping
points have combined to force down
the price offered to the grower here.
Barly sales in the northwest varied
from $2.75 to $1.50 a box, depending
on variety and quality. California
Bellflowers are now being offered at
$1.25 a box as compared with $1.60
earlier in the year.
FAH M ER AID REQUESTED
RELATIONS OF AGRICULTURE
ASD BUSINESS REVIEWED.
Railroad Official TelU Club Close
Co-Operation of City and
Relation of the business man to the
farmer was reviewed by the Progres
sive Business Men s club at the reg
olar weekly meeting yesterday noon
at the Benson hotel. "Farmer" Smith,
agriculturist of the Oregon-Washing
ton railroad, spoke, and the Crystal
room was bedecked with vegetables
and fruit provided, by ilarket Master
As a prelude to the speaking pro-
trramme the garden truck, which was
Sifts from the Japanese gardeners
selling products on the public market.
were given away to the members
and It sure won't last long at
that price. It's priced way be
low actual value because it
must be a cash deal and it's
going to be sold today. One of
the coziest little cars you ever
stepped into. Just the thing for
the winter with a practically
new pantasote top, plate glass
In rear, and side curtains that
open with the door. An excep
tional used car for the reason
that the owner has driven it at
practically all times and has
given it excellent care. Motor
and body in the best of condi
tion. Spotlight, niotometer, etc.
Practically new spare.
Call Koora 30:i, Oregon iaj Bldfc.
Florence Easton Marie Sundelius
looted Prima Donna Sopranos
The Scotti Grand Opera Company
record their art for
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Florence Easton's voice and
the wonderful lyric soprano
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The singing of these great artists
both members of The Metropoli
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Attend the performances of The
Scotti Grand Opera Company dur
ing their stay in the city.
Then hear the wonderful Vocalion
records of Sundelius and Easton.
Your pleasant memory of these
artists will be quickened and your
delight in their remarkable singing
will be renewed.
The supernal quality, of Vocalion
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The ultimate of phonographic possibilities is reached when Vocalion
records are played by The Aeolian-Vocation
At Meier & Frank s
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Phonograph Shop, Sixth Floor.
(.Mail Orders Filled.)
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The- OjjALrrV'STORp or POKruAiirf
present. Nearly enough produce was
on hand to provide every member
present with a pumpkin, squash, head
of cabbage or some other fruit or
"Farmer" Smith in his talk em
phasized the fact that the welfare
and prosperity of the city and busi
ness generally is largely dependent
upon the farming community, and
urged business men to co-operate in
all ways possible with farmers and
with other elements in the commun
ity to the end of increasing pro
duction and putting farming upon
a more stable and profitable basis.
Grays Harbor Teacbers to Meet.
ABERDEEN", Wash.. Sept. 30.
(Special.) Six lectures, to be de
livered by Dr. Baillette of New Tork
State university, will be the chief
feature of the Grays Harbor county
institute which will meet in Aberdeen
Monday for three days. It will be
attended by teachers from Aberdeen,
Skin Tortured Babies Sleep
SAVE A DOLLAR
Prices Lower Than Department Store
Benjamin 2-way Plugs 95
Benjamin Swiyel Attachment Plugs 28d
One to a customer. Saturday only.
Electric Irons (complete with cord and stand) . . . $3.50
No. 14 House Wire (Saturday special) per foot . . . . 2 Vz t
Key Sockets (Saturday special) ...........
Vi Pound Friction Tape
Electric Light Globes, 10, 15, 25, 40-watt .
Hot Shot Batteries..
Dry Cell Batteries (for door bells, gas engines) .
Electric Light Extension (8-foot cord and plug) .$1.25
Flashlights (largest display in Portland) 95 to $4
We Repair Your Flashlight Free of Charge
We Guarantee Our Batteries Strictly Fresh
Gas Mantles, Burners and Globes
We Repair Electric Irons and Electric Appliances
Special Equipment for Re-Charging Magnetos
Fishing Tackle Motor-Boat Engines
EVINRUDE ELECTRIC STORE
Evinrude Motors Electric Supplies Phone Marshall 1765
211 Merrlflon. Near First Look for the Sign, Electric
Hoquiam, Elma. Montesano. Cosmop-
olis and Oakville. Teachers in other
towns and in the rural Rchools will
have their institute at Montesano on
the three remaining- days of next
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Don't Be Misled. Beware of Imitation
i'iijk gT'" Shops and Sale Imitators. Look
s5&? for the Big Sipn with Hand Pointing to
28 Morrison St., Factory Sample Shop
DOWN WITH PRICE!
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Hundreds of beautiful long velour coats, full
silk lined with raccoon fur collars. Values to
$75. Extra special
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Hundreds of assorted wool serge poplin and
silvertone suits, full silk and satin lined.
Values to $55. Extra special
Hundreds of beautiful long coats in broad
cloth, velour, plush and silvertones. All sizes
and all new shades. Values to $45. Extra
Hundreds of sample suits, sample coats,
sample dresses, sample waists and skirts
Thousand waists in georgettes, crepe de chines
and tricolettes tricolettes tricolettes. Val
ues to $10. Extra special
Hundreds of beautiful silk and tricotine
dresses. Values to $40. At $10.95 to
And hundreds of sweaters. Values to
Extra special $3.95 and
Thousand Beautiful Dress Skirts
Values to $25. Extra special $7.95 and. . .
Money's Worth or Money Back
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