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CLACKAMAS COUNTY NEWS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1928
Clackamas County News
G. E. PARKS, Editor and Publisher C. REX PARKS, Advertising Manager
MRS. J. M. C. MILLER, Sandy New» Editor
Published Weekly on Fridays at Estacada-Sandy, Clackamas Co., Oregon
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SMITH FAVORS PUBLIC OWNERSHIP OF
Rev. C. T. Cook returned from
RELIGIOUS QUESTION NOT AN ISSUE
conference Monday and everyone is
A1 Smith alone is responsible for injecting the relig pleased to know that he was again
ious question into the presidential campaign. However,
he stated in one of his speeches last week that he would
not refer to it again during the campaign. A Hoover
speaker over the radio the following night expressed the
hope that Smith would keep his word and that it would
not be brought up again by either candidate or party.
The speaker at the Liberty Theatre here Tuesday
night did not touch on religion. The important issues in
this campaign are the 18 th amendment, farm relief and
immigration. Let us hope the nation will be spared the
bitterness and distaste of a religious controversy and that
the issues will be settled on their merits.
visiting her father and mother, Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Wall, a'so her sister,
Mrs. Henry Larsen.
given the Estacada charge. Services Dad Omet left last week for Aber
as usual at the church next Sunday. deen with Mrs. J. Small.
Estacada students at Oregon Stute Mrs. J. T. McIntyre was still pick
Agricultural college who left for Cor ing huckleberries on North mount iin
vallis Friday were Misses Lola Moore the past week.
and Florence June Reed and Glen John Fontallis is out on his home
stead at Larsen road for the w hit. r.
Ely and Morris Bullard.
Mr. and Mrs. Amacher and family Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Murray of
were in this vicinity this week vis Sandy were callers at the Henry Lur
iting Mr. and Mrs. H. A. LaBarre sen home last week.
George Wall of CherryviUe took
Mrs. W. H. Grabeel and Mrs. Fred time off and went 1° the Round-l p.
Leihammer attended the funeral ser Mrs. W. E. Alcorn of Brightwooil
vices of Mr. and Mrs. Crockett in has returned from a trip to Cali
Portland Monday afternoon.
Mrs. A. VV. Botkin and aunt, Miss Mrs. Chas. Hickey and Betty Jean
Whiting, went to Portland Tuesday were in the city a few days the pa t
to do some shopping and visit friends, week.
Anna Stout of Sandy was visitinj:
Among those who attended the Miss Minnie Wall last week.
funeral services of Mr. and Mrs. A. Art Jonsrud is hook tender at the
L. Crockett in Portland Monday af Greenwood logging. Greenwood ha
ternoon were Mrs. R. T. Carter, Mrs. bought out Bill Lenz and is now
H. A. LaBarre and Mrs. Juliu^ managing the loging.
Mr. and Mrs. Art Reynolds of
and daughter have re
BRIGHT WOOD-CHERRY VILE
turned from a four days' trip to Cor
Mr. and Mrs. Smith and son of vallis.
Portland visited Mrs. Della Tucker The Brightwood sewing club will
be entertained for the first time this
and son Geo. Tucker, recently.
Mrs. Hively of Portland has been j fall by Mrs. W. E. Alcorn.
Sunday to visit at the home of Mrs.
A 1 Smith, democratic candidate for president, in his
Wodtley’s sister, Mrs. William Fink
Denver speech Saturday night, outlined his plan for pub An eight and a half pound daugh in the Springwater district.
lic control of hydro-electric plants. In theory, his idea is ter came to the Oral Stormer home Miss Gertrude Fink, assistant post
fine. There is just one objection to it. It won’t work.
Friday, September 24. This makes a mistress, was absent from her ac>
If there are reasons for public ownership of power, pair for Mr. and Mrs. Stormer, a boy customed place in the post office on
sites and electric power there are also reasons for public and a girL There are three grand Monday on account of illness. She
ownership of railroads, telephones, and other utilities.1 children now in the family and was on duty Tuesday morning, how
Ely says he is growing ever.
The socialistic idea, as advocated by Smith in regard to Grandpa
younger every day.
Mrs. R. R. Cooke’s father ant
water power, and as advanced by the socialist party for
Mr«. Frank Moore, who is in a mother, Mr. and Mrs. McColum, who
all public utilities, sounds fairly reasonable, but in actual hospital
at Oregon City where she
practice few instances can be cited where it has proven underwent an operation, was reported have been living here in Estacada
with their daughter and family for
not »o well the first of the week.
some time, moved Monday W Port
North Dakota had an overdose of this medicine a Mr. and Mrs. Sam Wodtly came land where they have leased apart-
few years ago, with disastrous effects, and it is not likely from their home in Portland last j ments.
that the people of that state will ever want to experiment
in this way again.
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amples of municipal ownership of hydro-electric power.
‘Tis true, Tacoma has a low light and power rate, which is
taking to that city many industrial plants, but, in reality,
the Tacoma people are paying, in the way of increased
taxes, for this low rate.
Seattle is another example of municipally-owned
light and power property. The Puget Sound Power &
Light company also operates in Seattle. The municipal
plant, tax free, with no divdends to pay stock or bone
holders, competes with the privately owned plant, which
does pay taxes and dividends, and which is able to sell
current at the same rate.
One would believe that the municipal plant would
be able to show a profit, but such is not the case. The
street car system of Seattle is a part of the municipally-
owned property, collects higher rates than any city the
writer has ever visited and yet is continuously having fi
nancial difficulties, and often the employes have to wait
a long time for their wages.
The idea of government ownership of electric plants
seems reasonable, but when they are managed by politi
cians and become political footballs, they not only fail
to pay, but result in higher rates for the consumer, and
higher taxes, because such property is not on the tax rolls
and other property has to stand what they would pay if
Governor Smith’s plan of financing these projects is
also questionable. Investors, before getting their money
tied up in such a municipal proposition as he suggests, wiil
have to know what the returns will be. The local power
company has its securities on the market, afld the investor
has a chance to know what they have paid in the past
and has a reasonable guarantee of the interest rate he can
expect in the future. People invest in these securities, be
cause they know the business will be competently and ef
ficiently managed, but if they have had experience with
politically managed utilities, they know the opposite is
The big hydro-electric plants of the Northwest are
owned by corporations, that’s a fact, but the stockholders,
-the people who get the profits— are numbered by the
thousands. In fact, anv one, if he has money to invest,
can be a stockholder. The rates charged for “juice” are
regulated by the public service commission, which is a
guarantee that the rates will be reasonable, which is not
the case with government-owned utilities.
Hydro-electric development is being carried forward
all over the country as rapidly as demand for light and
power warrants, by private capital. Tt is “ big business”
all right, and the people who are reaping the benefits are
those who had the foresight to invest their money. Com
munities that now have the advantages and conveniences
of light and power, in many instances, would have had to
wait another generation had Smith’s plan been in effect
during the last ouarter century. There is no advantage
in saving the water power. Let it be developed and its
Including the Regular Picture Program
Road Show No
Featuring His Famous Girl Band
and first class
LESS WASTE ON THE FARM
New discoveries which enable former waste products
of the farm to be used for various purposes, and even for
human food are being made by the government food re
Waste material in the citrus fruit industry, which
formerlv cost the grower about SI a ton to get rid of, is
now being utilized in the production of citric acid, orange
and lemon oils, juice for beverages and pectin, the jelly
basis in fruit.
Pea pods have been found rich in protein and sugar
and methods of converting these into human food are be
ing worked out. Skim milk, already used to advantage
in fnpding hogs and chickens . is being more profitably
made into a milk powder used extensively in the baking
industrv. For some time the fiber nf cornstalks has been
successfully turned into paper and building boards, straw
is used in similar products, and a long list of former waste
materials have been found of economic value.
All these developments tend to give the farmer a
greater return from his crons, and in the opinion of mariv
the chemist will ultimately prove to be the one to point
the way to real farm relief.
The fellow who has the ability to score high in an in- 3
telbVenoe test is probably too intelligent to waste time =
After the Show
Big Dance at Masonic Hall
Starting at 9 P. M.
WITH RUBE SHAW’S FAMOUS GIRL BAND FURNISHING THE MUSIC
GENTLEMEN, 75 CENTS