Eastern Clackamas news. (Estacada, Or.) 1916-1928, May 17, 1917, Image 6

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    Eastern Clackamas News
Published every Thursday at
Estacada, Oregon
R. M. Standish,
Editor and Manager
Entered at the poatotfice in Estacada,
Oregon, as second-class mail.
S ubscription R ates
Six months
O ne
Thursday, May 17, 1917
It may sound slightly unpatri­
otic for an editor to comment on
or criticise the Government or
State system of disseminating
free advertising matter, through
the the daily and weekly country
newspapers but many publish­
ers have already expressed their
ideas on the subject and largely
along the same lines.
During these times of war and
war needs, the newspapers are
daily flooded with appeals of one
sort and another, asking for free
publicity — the majority of ap­
peals being of a public and pat­
riotic nature and to some extent
of news value.
If the small weeklies were to
attempt to reproduce all of the
matter received during a week,
they would soon go into bank­
ruptcy, for the actual cost of set­
ting up the type would deplete
their bank balances, not to men­
tion the added paper stock need­
ed for the printing.
The Government, the State and
the general public seems 'to for­
get that all a newspaper manu­
factures and has to sell, is its ad­
vertising or similar news space—
and when asked to give unlimited
free publicity, it not only loses
the sale of that space, but is
forced to go to an added expense
to reproduce the matter.
Neither the Government, the
State, nor any governing body
would think of asking the steel
manufacturers for free rails or
bridges, or the ship-yards for
l ive boats yet, they never seem
to consider the impropriety of
asking the publisher to give free
gratis, the only thing that he
manufactures and has to sell,
and too often not even “thanks”
accompany the requests.
The newspaper man is just as
patriotic as his fellow men and
is striving to do his just pro|>or-
tion and then a little bit more—
but as a rule they are not on a
financial par with the steel cor­
porations nor the shipbuilders.
There is still a lot of Estaca-
da’s vacant cleared land with
no signs yet of its contemplated
This condition is probably due
to all local people having a suffi­
cient amount of land of their own
for gardening - still it seems
wasteful to have this land un­
Possibly some arrange­
ment might be made with Port­
land men to cultivate these
pieces, if the condition was made
know n to them.
Whenever the county seat pa­
pers run a little short on news
matter and about that time when
Eastern Clackamas is busy at­
tending to its own business, those
metropolitan editors can always
pump a story out of our neigh­
boring friend Noah Stingley of
Eagle Creek—and in the current
issue of the Enterprise, Noah
discloses the 1917-1918 Cascade
County plans.
Since Noah has tipped ’em off
about the Cascade measure ap­
pearing on the ballot at the Nov­
ember '18 election and as usual
credited Estacada folks with be­
ing the instigators and only en­
thusiasts — we might as well
abandon all further hopes of hav­
ing a county of our own.
Yet- as a tip to the Oregon
City papers--they might just as
well have that little Cascade
County story set up in plate form
and run it every week—for it will
always be live matter and will
never become obsolete, until Cas­
cade County is formed.
As a suggestion—it might be a
wise move to give friend Noah a
job at the East Clackamas and
George Fairs, as Official Judge of
the Horse Racing—then he might
join the ranks of the Cascade
Countians, for Noah knows a lot
more about horse racing than he
does of the sentiments of the
people of this part of the county
and his present job on the Can by
circuit would not be interfered
Nothing would look more like
true Agricultural Defence, than
to see the right-of-way of the in-
terurban lines of the P. R. L. &
P. under a state of cultivation.
There are portions of this
right-of-way, especially through
the Eagle Creek and Currinsville
bottoms, that offer many fertile
acres, well adapted to the plant­
ing of long rows of potatoes.
With the influx of more and
more fishermen each year along
the upper stretches of the Clack­
amas Rivei— attention is called
to a dangerous condition existing
on both sides of the river, near
the so-called “ Upper Dam” —
where test pits, of from fifteen
to forty feet deep, are lying
open, being partially obscured
b.v the overhanging vegetation.
These typical pit-falls can be
closed over or filled up by the
railway company, on whose land
they are located, for a fraction
of the cost that a damage suit
would entail and an accident is
bound to occur sooner of later.
No longer can Estacada find
fault with the scarcity of work,
for lal>or is at a premium. All
available men are now working
in the building of the high school
and cheese factories, with gard­
ening and farming jobs awaiting
W e Strive To Please
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Our prices are kept as low as
can be made and our service the
best we know how to give.
We can get cheaper merchan­
dise but we do not believe in
sacrificing quality for quantity—
but try to live up to our motto
“The Best Is None To Good For You”
L. A. Chapman
E stacada,
O regon
A Few Of The Things
Aluminum Ware Sweat Pads Brushes Hinges Corks
Screen Door Hinges Tinware some Granite Roasters
Furniture all Glass Ware stock Wall Paper Towels
Talcum Powder Ties Socks Linoleum Pipes Honey
Walnuts Flowers Seeds Handkerchiefs Tooth picks
Tablets Pencils Matches Stove Polish Shoe Polish
Lamp Chimneys Lantern Chimneys Box Stationery
Hooks Washing Powder Envelopes Paper Plates
Spices Toilet Soap Wringers Tooth Paste and Brush
Pocket Knives Tooth Powder Clothes Pins Peroxide
Patent Medicines Cotton Hose.
Park & Closner
Broadway at 2nd - Estacada, Oregon
The new 1917 sturdy car
Dodge Cars The Car of No Regrets $880.
Chummy four passenger Six Roadsters
and Saxon S ix’s
S. P. P esznecker
Estacada, O regon