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THE MAUP1K TIMES
TKurdny July 25, lM6.
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.Bigger aed Belt
Arrange to Attend Every Day and Be There
Write Secretary A, H. Gillis for premium list, then begin to prepare your exhibits-
Fatten your livestock, cultivate your vegetables, complete your sewing,
do your canning and have exhibits ready for the Fair's opening day.
"Boost For and Come to the Big Fair !
Pick Ups i
The spectacle, of a grown man
groveling on the sidewalks in
imitation of a dog was a fight to
meet the vision of some Msupinites
on Tuesday. A man may be pos
sd of tne attributes of the -lai.ine
but the public street L not the
placc t; co.pioit such traits.
Some ranchers are both optimistic
and at the same time pessimistic.
In a conversation with' a rancher
living on juniper Flat The Times
man was told that the rancher's
wheat crop was almost a failure
and in the same breath the grower
declaimed that the quailty of his
crop was never better. Somewhat
of a paradox, eh.
The passing of Nick Sinnott has
cast a gloom over Wasco county.
Mr. Sinnott, as a product of this
county, was the idol of all and his
frequent election to the lower
house of congress testifies that
Wascoites considered him the man
fur the job. His elevation to a
United States judgeship by Presi
dent Coolidge was another testi
mony of the real worth of our de
Bobby David on has encumbered
himself with the job of hauling a
large quantity of wheat from the
Flat to the warehouse. His Pontiac
truck has been equipped with a
new box and now Bobby has begun
a 24-hour service keeping the
truck busy day and night.
Phil Starr's attack of rheumatism
has handicapped our genial mail
carrier somewhat but he insists on
making his schedule to Shaniko and
return on regular mail days. Phil
also manges to keep the weeds out
of his garden patch up Bakeoven
and as a result has one of the be t
vegetable plots in this neck o' the
Portland Jantzen Knitting mills
will construct new $60,000 addition
to plant for storing machinery, yarn
storage and warehousing of finished
Clatskanie $30,500 bond issue
approved for erection of school
building on Holmes zite.
Amity Bids will be opened soon
by Amity School Board for con
struction of new gymnasium. '
Klamath Falls Bids opened for
paving improvement unit. No. 83.
Crane Considerable work under
way at warmsprings project near
Klamath Falls Contract awarded
for three city street improvement
Gresham Gresham Berry growers
installed 20-ton platform scales. ,
Burns Municipal airport recently
Roaeburg -Prune drier with capa
city of 1,000 buahels daily will be
establit hed at Garden Valley soon.
Darns 150 homes will be erected
in nt'w Greater Burns division being
promoted by Stafford, Derbcs &
Roy firm. - "
Grants Pass Mineral survey open
ed near( here by United States Geo
logical Survey. Legislature ap
propriated $30,000 for this purpose.
Baker Plans underway for for
mal opening of newly constructed
Your mbscription it duepay up.
FIGHT FOR FREIGHT IS KEENEST ON COAST
OREGON NEWS NOTES
Burnt Plans undreway for con
itruction of Iwp-story office and
store building adjacent to Welcome
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8EA RULES RAIL RATE8 J. T. 8aunders, freight traffic manager for
6outhern Pacific, who says three steamship lines handling two-thirds
of north and south freight, tramp steamers and truck lines, as indicated
on map, make coastwise competition the most difficult faced by railway
MORE than a million tons of freight
annually borne In the holds of
coastwise steamships between ports of
Callforniaand the Pacific Northwest
ports exceeds north and south rail
way traffic by a margin In excess of
100 per cent, according to J. T. Saun
ders, Freight Traffic Manager for
Southern Pacific company.
Not only do three steamship lines
handle twice as much freight as is
rail-borne between California and the
northwest, but the railway also faces
competition of numerous motor truck
carriers operating upon the public
'highway. These truck lines now radi
ate to almost every community upon
the Pacific slope, carrying annually
thousands of tons of freight formerly
handled by the railroads.
Climate, much advertised as a tour
ist attraction, adds to the competitive
difficulties of Pacific Coast railways.
Every day in the year is a good travel
day for Pacific Coast motorists and
fine paved highways have made auto
mobillng so easy tlrat railway passen
ger revenues annually decline to the
tune of millions of dollars.
"No railway anywhere," Saunders
said, "faces competition so strong as
that met by Southern Pacific. Five
major transcontinental railways, air
routes, four coastwise steamship lines,
many tramp steamers and traffic motor-borne
upon the highways all com
pete with our lines.
"In four representative months
January, April, July and October of
1927 three steamship lines alone
moved 319,885 tons of freight between
California and Portland and the Puttet
Sound ports. In the same period rail
traffic north and south between Cali
fornia and Oregon was only 151,453
"An average of 76,000 pounds a
week Is moving by steamer from Cali
fornia ports to Crescent City, Califor
nia, whence It is delivered to destin
ations In Orants Pass, Medford and
other Oregon cities.
"Separately and Jointly trucks and
Steamships are moving thousands of
tons of freight which once moved by
"In order to meet this competition
Southern Pacific since the World War,
has spent over four hundred million
dollars for construction of new and
rehabilitation of old lines,' new equip
ment and betterments.
"More than ten per cent of this
amount has been spent since 1923 for
the construction and rehabilitation of
521 . miles of mainline in northern
California and southern Oregon. With
in a few weeks our new 97 mile line
between Klamath Falls, and Alturas
will be bpened, providing a new main
line route to the east, 2?6 miles short
er than from Klamath Falls to Chi
cago than any line now existing or
"The competition of steamships
carrying more than one half of the
total coastwise freight traffic affords
competition which will continue to be
the basis for freight rates regardless
of future railway" construction."
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