Eastern Clackamas news. (Estacada, Or.) 1916-1928, July 24, 1919, Page Page Four, Image 4

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Eastern Clackamas News
Entered at the postotfice in Estacada,
Oregon, as aecond-claas mad.
Published every Thursday at
Estacada, Oregon
Editor and Manager.
S ubscription H ates
One year
Six month«
Thursday, July 24, 1919
Thursday, July 24, 1919
Persecuting the Packers
To make political capital out of
persecuting big packers merely be­
cause they are big la the obvious pur­
port of the new report of the Federal
Trade Commission.
This adverse report on the packers
is sent iorth with trumpets in spite of
the fact that the big packers, through
their efficiency, have been able to
handle live stock at less and less rela­
tive cost year by year, bo that a high­
er and higher proportion of returns
front meat sales is paid to the grow­
ers. L. F. Swift is authority for the
statement that 85% of the total re­
ceipts of the packers from animal
products Is paid to tlie live stock
grower. Approximately 13% repre­
sents the cost of the packing industry
and 2% the net profit of the packers.
— Oregon Voter.
We agree with the above opinion
of our esteemed contemporary.
bus long been the custom to knock
the big business interests, and prob­
ably will continue us an amusement
for politicians seeking to curry favor
with the unthinking proletariat.
is true, as the packers are men of like
pussions to ourselves, that they have
in the past used questionable meth­
ods to Increase their profits, as the
rest of us no doubt would have done
if we had been in their place. Hut
there has been a decided change for
the better during the last few years as
big business has found that square
dealing with its employees is the
better way in the long run, and thut
it does not pay to hog the profits.
Commercial development follows
along a natural line of evolution,
and the big packing industry with its
innumerable by-product lines, is in
keeping with this. Our civilization
is so complex that former simple
trade methods are becoming obso­
lete to a great extent. As time goes
on and our national development
proceeds with It. there will be more
und more consolidation of small in­
terests, out of sheer necessity. The
fact may as well be recognized, and
nature allowed to run its course
meddlesome Interference.
The government should act as a gov­
ernor on an engine, to insure smooth
running und un equitable adjust­
ment of all parts, and not attempt to
throw monkey wrenches into the ma­
chinery at the demand of those who
have neither the brains nor ability to
build up business of that national
and international site and scope,
such as the situation demands.
Disabled Soldiers Doing
Practical W ork
While most of the disabled sol­
diers sent to the Oregon A gri­
cultural college at the expense of
the government are continuing
their work at the college this
summer, four are now on Oregon
farms receiving practical expe­
rience. James J. Eaden is on
a poultry ranch belonging to G.
B. Coon near Corvallis where he
is working out problems under C.
S. Brewster, assistant professor
of poultry husbandry. W. H.
Hill is on a farm near Eugene do­
ing farm management and farm
mechanics wcrk. H. W. Mark-
art is on a farm near Dufur in­
stalling a poultry plant. L. R.
Markle is overseeing and helping
with orchard work on a farm at
Well, of all the Fruits and
Vegetables this w eek *"*
did you see them? H ow about that fruit? Are you
going to wait until the last, and get in on the ground
rush? Y ou ’ll be too late.
Come in and line up while the lining is good. One
more week and the apricot crop will have been in its
prime and passed.
Economy Quarts
McWillis & Me Willis
Sugar, Sugar, Sugar!
A sugar man says:
“ The
world is short perhaps 3,000,000
tons a year o f its sugar needs.
Europe is making less than two-
thirds o f its normal crop. Many
regions there are famished for
“ Some sections of the United
States, now that the canning
season is nearing its height, are
reporting shortages.
tion, with its assured increase in
craving for sweets, has arrived.”
Candy was never in such de­
mand as during the war and
since peace came.
Millions of
people in Europe who had but
little sugar before the war have
acquired a desire for more sugar
through closer
contact with
American ways of living. The
war proved beyond a doubt that
sugar is a main article o f diet to­
day and there is bound to be a
greater consumption per capita
than ever before.
Odd Fellows
We have over 200
- MEN S HATS — v
at $1.75 to $4.75
at 40c to $1.50
Underwear —60 Union Suits
$ i.50 to $2.00
— Always fair and constantly
alert to our opportunity to
be of service to you.
“ S o m e S a v i n g ! ” says the
G o o d Judge
Y o u m en a re saving
every cent you can. Y o u
ought to know that this
quality tobacco costs less
to chew — not m ore!
You take a s m a ll er
chew. It gives you the
lood tobacco taste. It
asts a n d l asts. Y o u
don’t need a fresh chew
so often.
put up in two styles
R IG H T G U T is a short-cut tobacco
W -B C U T is a long fine-cut tobacco
life Hotel Oregon -
Respectfully solicits the patronage o f the People o f Es­
tacada and Eastern Clackamas County, when in Port­
The HOTEL OREGON has been for many years one of
Portland’s leading hotels and is located in the heart of
the business and theatre section, at the convenient
corner of Broadway and Stark.
\ ou are assured a cordial welcome and your patronage
will be appreciated.
J. K.
& Son
Otid Fellows Building
Stop at the HOTEL OREGON, the next time you are
in Portland.
Rooms $1.25 and up