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Eastern Clackamas News
The N ew s’ editor did not have I
to go by either "guess or gosh” |
in presenting the facts regard - 1
Published every Thursday at
ing this subject, although thei
o f $2200. in prizes for)
K. M. Stamlish,
Editor and Manager
the three days racing card may j
Entered at the poatolfiee in Estacada, be only $1600. as the Judge
Oregon, as second-class mail.
states, but the N ew s’ figures
w ere taken from the published
S ubscription K ates
li.no Enterprise’s compilation.
The Judge claims this prize!
money is raised by the sale o f |
Thursday, June 8, 1916
the grand stand seats, which
sounds all right, providing the
Beginning with last week’s is seating capacity o f the grand
sue o f the News, advertising o f stand was increased to accomo
the Bethlehem Steel Company is date a thousand or two more and
appearing herewith. This is an then that seating capacity was
innovation in national advertis sold out.
ing and is a recognition o f the
The editor to date does not
country weekly paper as a valu have to resort to guessing, when
able medium to reach the na it comes to matters pertaining to
tion’ s people.
the Clackamas County Fair, for
Formerly, such a campaign as he has spent considerable time
the Bethlehem Steel Company’s, working in connection with same
h a s been waged among t h e and i f Judge Dimick wishes the
“ powers that be” with thous N ew s top rin ta few more "guess
ands o f dollars spent in gaining es” as to some uses to which the
their desired ends through Cong premium funds have been used in
ress and the Senate, but they are the past, they will be forthcom
now realizing that the common ing, along with some very inter
people must l»e enlightened first esting facts and figures available
and the way to reach them is by from a recent member o f the
direct advertising through tneir County Fair Board.
own home papers.
I f horse-racing was a self-sup
This advertising campaign is porting adjunct to the County
being carried on in the leading Fair and other expenses also self-
country papers o f the United supporting, why was the Clacka
States and the N ew s is merely mas County Fair a financial fa il
gettin g its just dues in being ure, with the grounds finally sold
selected as one o f the important to the county, fo r about $10,000.,
said amount representing the
fair association’s indebtedness?
Front page publicity was given
to Clackamas County again last
The promoters o f the present
week, when the Oregonian dis voting contest among the Estaca
played to the state and country da merchants and the judges
at large, the shameful fact that were greatly surprised and sorry
no marriage licenses were issued to discover recently that spuri
in this county from April 29th to ous votes were being cast, al
June 1st, although twenty-five though the actual casting o f the
divorce actions were started.
votes was done innocently enough
This 'a la Keno” class o f pub by the contestants.
licity is giv in g this county a poor
The promoters and judges had
reputation, but probably as long not looked for dishonesty in this
as the governing power at the contest, but are now doing their
county seat lies in tne hands of utmost to discover the person or
lawyers to a large extent, the persons, who attempted to raise
county's activities naturally will the value o f some o f the punched
reflect the business o f those men. tickets by the further punching
Possibly if this county was more o f same.
dinectly governed by farmers,
As it happens, special punch
the agricultural possibilities and marks are used by the various
wealth o f the district would be merchants, so the alterations are i
advanced and presented to the easily discernible, but efforts are 1
underway nevertheless to locate I
In commenting on a recent ed
Eastern Clackamas County is
itorial w'hich appeared in the
News, regarding the amount o f every day losing money and pub
m o n e y consumed in staging licity. as long as the famous c o r - 1
horse-racing at the Clackamas ing Hill road remains as it is and j
County Fairs, G. B. Dimick o f has been for years past.
Of the hundreds o f motorists
Oregon City, president o f the
County Fair Board, in the Morn driving through this part o f the
ing Enterprise last week stated county daily and especially on
"T h e editor o f that paper did Sunday, only a small proportion
not understand the conditions o f them come into the Estacada
under which the racing o f the country, owing to the impassabil-
Clackamas county f a i r takes ity of that disgraceful stretch o f
place annually, and therefore he road known as the Amersaker?
Hammersfuker? or some such
wrote his editorial by guess.”
(Formerly K m tar ail a Progress!
C PPO SK (lint tomorrow yon see u chance
where by investing $500 or $1,000 in a busi
ness venture you can double your money.
Are you ready lor that 'opportunity?
you are not. the man with the ready check
He always carries a goodly balance
in bank waiting for the opportunities which
daily present themselves in the business world.
This is an age of <|uiek action. Heal estate and busi
ness deals are consummated within the hour.
credit in the community may be excellent. You may
be able, if given a little time, to borrow enough money
to put through a deal
Bui the man with tiie ready
rash, the man witli the check book, will get the prefer
BK HEADY W ITH A CHECK BOOK TO UUASP
Ask us for one of our Home Savings Banks
Estacada State Bank
Thomas Yocum, Vice President
Irwin D. W right, Cashier
W e are pleased to note from the favorable
comments we have received in regard to our
change in policy, that the idea o f paying cash fo r
your merchandise has been so wdll received and
seems in a fa ir way to become popular with all
— and w e are sure that after you have given this
way a fa ir trial that you will be fully convinced
that it is the best way.
It w ill be our aim to keep our prices where
you can realize the most for your money.
N o account will be carried longer than the
15th o f the month follow ing purchase.
G ive us a trial and see what we can do.
L . THE
A . CASH
C H A GROCERY
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named road, crossing Deep Creek
can.Von between Barton and Bor
shun the Estacada run or ac
count o f this obstacle. Last Sun
day several machines were stuck
in the worst part o f this road,
with one machine completely dis
abled with its rear wheels and
How much longer is Eastern
Clackamas going to put up with
this disgrace? It is only a short
stretch on a main travelled high
way between Portland and this
part o f the county.
lead to and from it. hut there is
no way to avoid this hill.
There has been talk o f volun
teer work in repairing same, and
some such labor has been expend
ed, but it means not less than
$1,000. spent to make a good
highway at that spot.
Undoubtedly i f the Eastern
Clackamas Taxpayers’ League
or any body o f local taxpayers
unitedly called upon the county
court and asked for aid, it would
be forthcoming and it must be