CLACKAMAS COUNTY NEWS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1928 PAGE FOUR Clackam as County News The U l k : I Puhlir UUl l L r Fnrnm u t uni Iin mail order labor’ inK that the town time by I lived near it. In dur' the fall of the year there came a man into that town selling roof paint. He sold paint for four business build ings. This same brand of roof paint could have easily been purchased lo cally in at least three different places for exactly the sume price and the local dealers could have made a fair profit. A few years ago while working away from home, I had two pair of carpenter’s overalls of a special make ordered for me from a local dealer of the town where I lived. This brand of overalls wus advertised in the Car penter’s Journal as worth $2 per puir in the Pacific Coast states. This dealer charged me $7 for the two pair, nearly double the established retail price. After receiving these overalls I sent to Portland and bought another pair o f the same brand at retail for $1.95. These were not purchased from a mail order house. Some time ago I was standing by a pile of gravel in a small town. It was very dirty gravel. Two men of the small town had a contract, labor only, for laying some pavement. I heard one o f the contractors tell some of that town's officials that the gravel was not fit to put into the pavement. The gravel was used and the pavement did not stand up. To day I doubt if either o f those con tractors could get a job of that kind o f work in that small town, although they were in no way to blame. The spirit of supporting the big centers prevails in the majority of the business men o f that small town. Let any local man o f that town ten der a bid on any kind of work that the business men may want done, and you will see the mail order spirit come out. They want the local man to do the work with non-mail order material for a mail order price on both labor and material. Let’s put the blame where it be longs— on the business men as well as the people o f the community. J. W. SAUNDERS. Estacada, Ore., Nov. 24, 1928 G. E. PARKS, Editor and Publisher C. REX PARKS, Advertising Manager To the Editor;— I have read with in terest the ad in the last issue of MRS. J. M. C. MILLER, Sandy New» Editor your paper under the caption, “ Back Published Weekly on Fridays at Estacuda-Sandy, Clackamas Co., Oregon in Kansas There is a Small Town.” When I read that ad I paused to Entered in the postoffice o f Estacada, Oregon, as second class matter. wonder as to its cause. There can be only one reason for an ad of that SUBSCRIPTION RATES kind, and that is that the people of In Clackamas County, one year, $1.50; Outside the county and in the state the community are losing confidence o f Oregon, one year, $2.00; Outside the state o f Oregon, one year, $2.50. F’oreign, $.'¡.00 per year. Subscriptions are payable in advance. in the business men of the town. It is hard to ragain lost confidence. Lost confidence means less business. BOOSTING FOR THE HOME TOW N Less business means toss o f prosper The “ patronize home industry” slogan means little ity in the community. Continued unless the home industry can show that it really is to the loss of business means boarded win advantage of the public to do so. If a merchant depends dows in a small town. on the loyalty of the people of his community for their Who are they that send the money the large centers? I myself plead patronage, and overlooks his side of the proposition, he to guilty to doing that very thing for will not last long in business. some of the articles my family uses. “ Service,” as a general rule, means more to the aver Is there a business man in this town age purchaser than price, and if the home merchant gives who can plead not guilty o f sending good service, and at the same time keeps his prices down his money out of the community for to those of the city, there is little community business go mail order goods or mail order labor? Mr. Editor, what is the function of ing to the city. a small town? Does it exist only for There is just as much argument in favor of the mer a few business men to profit from chant patronizing home industry as the farmer, or any one the community? Or must it, to be a else. When the producer comes to town to sell a load of success, co-operate with the commun spuds, or apples, and the merchant refuses to deal with ity at large? Have the business men him because he is stocked with similar products brought of the town a right to exepet the into the community from some other community or state, support of the laboring men of the he is convinced that the “ patronize home industry” prop town if they send out o f town for osition is being used to the advantage of the merchant, the labor they need? Has the mer chant a right to the farmers patron only. To mean anything, this slogan must work both age if he refuses to help the farmer ways. Loyalty to the home town must be practiced by market his produce? the merchant, if he expects it from the farmer. A few days ago a farmer had some ----------oOo---------- good potatoes to sell. His grocer, whom he had patronized for years, W H Y A RED CROSS ROLL CALL? said he could not handle them. The demands for Red Cross service have increased Should not the business men of the town have enough confidence in year by year and are still increasing. It is a fundamental Red Cross principle that in all their brother business men to pat its services for humanity the Red Cross must continue to ronize them when they want some thing that they do not handle them act in the name of all the people of the United States. selves? To do so, it must look for increased participation on In every small town you will find the part of the people through membership. some merchants who are fair. You From now until Thanksgiving the people of Eastern will also find some who are greedy. Clackamas county are invited to join the Red Cross The ta ctics.of the greedy merchant through the payment of membership dues, to have a vital hurt the ones who would be fair. A few years ago I lived near a part in the successful continuation and development of SANDY LOCAL ITEMS small town in Oregon. Now in that the work locally and nationally. small town there was a bakery, a “ The American Red Cross has rightfully won an en good, clean bakery. That baker made Mr. and Mrs. Owen Ganger had as viable place in the minds and hearts of the American peo just as good bread as could be pur Sunday night supper guests Mr. and ple. It is their recognized agency for extending to suf chased In a larger place. You could Mrs. William Ganger and Phyllis and fering humanity everywhere the practical helping hand watch the bread wagons as they came Billy Ganger. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph of mercy. We have tested the Red Cross in war and in into that town from the big centers Ganger were with friends in the city days last week. peace. It has never failed us. It never wall so long as it and see how the merchants of that a few The Charles Dubarko family, Mrs. town practiced what they preached. holds your generous support.”— Calvin Coolidge. Who was to blame? Both the people H. Hamman and George Hartwig all ----------oOo---------- spent Sunday at the Henry Hamman and the merchants. home in Portland. There was a building remodeled in MULTNOMAH COUNTY DEFEATS INCOME TA X Miss Edna Thompson reports her The income tax initiative measure, voted down by that town. The owner showed the commerce department at the high mail order spirit by having outside the people of the state on November 6, w as given a major laborers do the work when” it could ! school the largest she has had, and ity of approximately 3,000 votes in the counties outside have been done just as well by local the majority are boys this year. The Multnomah, but the measure was turned down by the men to whom this owner looked for total enrollment is 47. voters of that county by about 15,000 majority. Clackamas County News and the patronage. There were other buildings erected Portland News both one year for $3. Clackamas county gave the initiative a plurality of approximately two thousand votes, the largest given it by any county in the state. This proposed bill was sponsored .......................................................... ............................................................................ m by the grange, and has several times been submitted to the voters, each time having been defeated, but the ma jority against it has been somewhat reduced. It is likely that the grange will continue their fight and that the next | time it is submitted the voters w ill approve it. ----------oOo---------- PENALIZED FOR THRIFT The Value of a Bank Account INDEPENDENCE IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHIIIIIII The individual with a growing bank account is independent. When emer gency or opportunity comes, he is pre pared to meet them. There are many here in and around Sandy who are becoming more and more financially independent by mak ing regular and systematic deposits here at the Clackamas County Bank. Have you an account here which can be made to GROW? C lackamas C ounty B ank ! I “2 ' > SANTTY. OREGON «3 r 54k. Thanksgiving Greetings .1 . K . E L Y Estacada, Oregon First Class Auto Work OUR SHOP IS COMPLETE « Dependable Mechanics Estimates Given on All Jobs m .....................................i m i ......................................... ... Well Drilling W ATER Theoretically, the perfect tax would be a tax on in SYSTEMS action. The proper man to tax would be the loafer, not the worker; idle land, not used land; inactive capital, not § Private or active capital; lack of enterprise, not enterprise. = Municipal Such a tax would not be practical, but it would be § a just tax. 5 W h e n you ar e in ne ed o f k ly o f pure water, Our present taxes are based on the opposite theory. I a su pp write or see me, We tax thrift, action, capital, enterprise. 1 We levy taxes in proportion to ability to pay, which means that the harder a man works, the more we tax him; \ j; Box 53 Clackamas, Ore. the more thrifty he becomes, the more we soak him; the Phone O r e g o n C ity 26 F-4 more efficient he grows, the more we knock him down. If a man saves his money and buys a house, he is taxed; if he wastes his money in extravagant living, he is not taxed at all. None of our taxes encourage production by the sim- ............................................................. ii ii h ii i i i h i i h i i i h i i i i i i i i ....... .. jile process of discouraging idleness, shiftlessness, and iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmiiu inefficiency. = i The devil himself could not do a neater job of hob- § bling the race.— Fort Atkinson (Wis.) Journal. | ----------oOo---------- SATISFACTORY W O RK GUARANTEED AN AUTO IN GOOD CONDITION IS A GOOD INVESTMENT Satisfaction Guaranteed m iiiiiiiim iiiiiiim iiiiiiii Dual Duty Dealer Cascade Chevrolet Co. Estacada, Oregon Phone 38-1 O. E. J A N N S E N Licensed Electrician AMERICANISM DEFINED SPECIAL ON Dry Cleaning Men’s Suits or Overcoats Calls made at Carver, Barton. Katrle Creek, Sprincwater, Sanily, Kelso and Estacada on Wednesday and Saturday o f each week. Sylvester Hall The word “ Americanism" is used very frequently, = but the average person would doubtless find some diffi- = culty in defining it satisfactorily. ¡5 Broadly speaking, it is understood to mean an appre- = Sandy, Oregon i ciation of and loyalty to America and its institutions. But § = Phone Sandy 291 it means more than a mere passive acceptance of the BiiimmiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiHiiiimiiiiiHiiimiiimiiiitiimiimiiiiimi benefits which are derived from citizenship. ------ - - .. -------------- ------- ■ ---------------------- - ■—~ Probably no class o f citizen« are better qualified to .. .......... ................... " ■ * *; " ........... .............. « define Americanism than the veterans of the wars which 1 * " """ ^ have been waged to defend it. Such a definition was = = CROSLEY H ALLO W AT MAJESTIC 1 adopted some time ago by the commanders of five lead- | ing veterans' organizations, as follows: We Can Please You | “ Americanism is an unfailing love of country: loy- = Complete Line of Remington Ammunition in Stock E alty to its institutions and ideals; eagerness to defend i SPORTING GOODS, KODAKS and FILMS it against all enemies; undivided allegiance to the flag. | and a desire to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves = and posterity.” Estacada, Oregon = Persons who can qualify under that definition are I truly Americans, whether native-born or naturalized. ä iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiM iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiim iiiim iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiim iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiic 1 R A D IO S Boner’s Sport Shop $ i .00 Palace Laundry Man TIM E S C H E D U L E — P O R T L A N D -E S T A C A D A S T A G E S T im e o f D ep artu re Station 10:00 10:35 10:50 11:06 11:15 11:18 11:30 a. m. a. m. a. m. a. m. a. ni. a. m. a. m. 2:00 2:35 2:50 3:05 3:15 3:18 3:30 Lv. 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