CENTRAL POINT AMERICAN | STA TE M ARKET NEW S • nd FA R M T A L K | lamette valley this fall, an increase o f merchandise, Professor Blood o f Free Lima B ooklet. The state lime board has compiled an 8-page booklet containing much valuable information for farmers in the use o f agricultural lime in main- tainence o f soil fertility, which may be had on request at the office of the State Market Agent, 712 Court House, Portland, or o f the State Lime Board, Salem. Practically all of the soils in the Willamette valley and the coast counties are in acid condition and the matter of bring ing them back to high fertility is of outstanding importance. Fined fo r Sh ort-W eigh tin g The state potato law provides that in sale or shipment o f potatoes in lots o f 50 pounds or more the stock must be graded and the grade and seller’s name stenciled on the sacks. A large Portland fruit and produce company put out potatoes in sacks o f slightly less than 50 pounds in weight, thus evading the grading and stenciling provisions, and put them on sale, but the sacks were marked 60 pounds. The state weights and measures department promptly ar rested them for short-weighting, when they were fined $15 and the court costs. L a rger W heat Surplus. The U. S. department o f agricul ture estimates there will be an in crease o f 14 per cent in the acre age o f winter wheat in the United States next year, while there will not eb any material increase outside o f this country. If the winter and spring wheat yields in the United States shall equal the ten year average, the department estimates the exportable surplus will be considerably larger than that o f this year. of about 2000 acres over last year. Mint has been found a profitable crop in the valley when grown on suitable soils. It is reported that on irrigated fields $175 per acre can be produced, while the cost per acre is about $75. the advertising department o f the University o f Nebraska declared be fore the Lincoln Ad club at a lunch- ! eon at the Lincoln hotel here recent ly- If anyone has found a means for | bringing about a rapid turnover with I out advertising, Professor Blood Canada Leads in C o-O peration. ; said he had never heard it. He de- Canada is making more advance | dared that advertising has taken ment in the way o f co-operaion ! away about one-half o f the work of marketing of agricultural products | the old fashioned salesman. Grocer than any other country of the world. ies used to be sold over the counter Approximately 430,000 farmers out | Today they are bought over the of a total o f 700,000 in the domin ' counter and the newspapers and na ion are selling their products through tional publications do the selling. such organizations, to the value of In some stores they don’t use a $300,000,000. Canadians respond counter to sell over, the customer readily and loyally to the movement picks his goods from the shelves. The and many powerful co-operatives written sales talk has an advantage are bing built up. When more than over the spoken. It can be given 50 per cent of the farmers of a more thought. Where the sales talk country o f the size o f Canada com may reach the ears of a couple of bine for mutual protection, there is persons, the advertising talk is read significance in the co-operative by thousands. The written sales talk movement. reaches the heart o f the home. It has an intimate message. O ue H undred Tons o f Horseradish. Rossi and Orsclli of Beaverton have a horseradish farm o f 23 acres that is attracting considerable state attention. The farm is beaver dam, tiled, and from it they have sold one hundred tons; 60 tons o f grade No. 1 and nearly the same of grades No. 2 and No. S. Tl.e owners say they cannot supply the orders received and that there are ready markets on the Pacific coast for far t more of the roots than they can produce. Favorable T rade Show ing. In july of this year our exports increased $28,000,000 and our im ports $14,000,000 over the same month last year. L O C A L .N E W S P A P E R A D S BRIN G Q U IC K E S T T U R N O V E R O F GOO D M iat A crea g e Increasing. Reports are that a 3000-acre mint Lincoln, Neb.— There is no substi crop is being harvested in the Wil- tute for the local newspaper as a C O PC O ST O C K G O IN G UP A G A IN P rice o f P referred Stock to A dvance to $96 P er Share. On November 16, 1926 the price of Copco six per cent preferred stock will advance from $95 to $96 per share. "This raise in price is made necessary by an active demand and strong financial market for this type of security throughout the coun try,” stated D. G. Tyree, secretary of The California Oregon Power com pany when interviewed upon the subject. “ It is further justified by the present satisfactory condition of the company’s revenue-producing properties throughout southern Ore gon and nothern California.” "W e are giving our customers and friends advance notice in order tlAt everyone residing in our field of I CALIFORNIA OREGON I POWER COMPANY f means o f bringing a rapid turnover service may have the opportunity to invest in this dependable security be fore the increase in price takes e f fect on November 16. Over $500,000 worth of this six per cent Preferred stock has been purchased during the past few months by careful investors who recognize the true worth of this excellent security. Less than half of the original issue is left and it Copco Preferred Stock INCREASES IN PRICE November 16 Effective November 16, 1926, the price o f 6 per cent cumulative pre ferred shares o f The California Oregon Power Company will be advanced to $96 a Share Orders received up to and including Monday, November 15, will be filled at the present price o f $95 a share. THE CALIFORNIA OREGON POWER COMPANY O F F IC E S MEDFORD, OREGON GRANTS PASS, OREGON KLAMATH FALLS, OREGON YREKA, CALIFORNIA ROSEBURG, OREGON DUNSMUIR, CALIFORNIA * * * * In all o f Oregon’s 96,000 square miles there is an esti mated population of only 825,000 people— less than 9 to the square mile. W e have 55,157 farms— an average of one to every 15 people. We have only 2500 industries that employ five men or more— an average o f one industry to every 330 people. Out o f Oregon’s 825,000 people, 782,256 didn’t have net incomes big enough to file income tax returns. O f the 42,- 545 who did, one-half o f tnem showed earnings under $3000 and only 311 had earnings in excess o f $10,000. Only one-fifth of Oregon’s 5000 corporations made enough to file returns and o f the 1073 reporting, 47« made less-than $5000, and only 183 made in excess o f $20,000. * * Our farms and oui industries are our two main sources for new wealth. They both face hard problems on account o f scant and scattered population, long hauls, competition insufficient capital, and heavy and ever-mounting taxes. If our farms are to prosper they have to secure outside money for loans and money to finance crops. If our in dustries are to develop they have to finance their purchase and payrolls. Both have to have markets and that means new people and more industries. * * * * That is what the Dennis resolution is designed to do. It is an invitation for capital to come in and help us all out. We desperately need new money to open up the state. We hav to have money for farm loan and no matter how pretty ths talk sounds about a state income tax we cannot escape the economic and unalterable fact that new capital which we require does not have to and will not come to Oregon unless we make it advantageous for it to do so. W e must remember that there are 120,000,000 people in the United States. O f them one hundred and nineteen million plus outside o f Oregon. They have plenty o f need for the same money in case we of Oregon don’t show that we really want it. We tried it once— and befor the people repealed the state income tax it cost us millions; drove in dustries, payrolls and taxable wealth out o f Oregon and taxes still went u p ! Every farmer who had to borrow mon ey knows what it did to him, too. * * * No forward thinking and constructive citizen wants that disaser to happen again. Instead o f making things hard for everybody— farmer, merchant, industrial worker and citizen in general we want to have a purely economic problem taken out o f poli tics. The way to do it is to vote no againts both the Grange Income Tax Bill and Offset Tax Bill and vote yes for the Dennis resolution. By this means we guarantee to every citizen, industry, and to capital that there will be no in come tax before 1940. It further guarantees to every fami ly that they will not have to pay taxes on thier savings when their bread winner dies. It is a prosperity-making measure— it is sound business policy and «eserves every progressive citizen’s support. Vote 306 X YES— Dennis Resolution Vote 329 X NO— Offset Income Tax Bill Vote 335 X NO— Grange Income Tax Bill. Paid Advertisement Greater Oregon A J. O. Elrod. Chairman rman Hirsch, B. t . Fmnk, Irn F. Po were, J. B Teon, R. L Maclea/, G. M G. Guild, J. H. Borgsrd, W. S. Bat» «in, Executive Committee. 419 Ore- (on Bide., Portland, Or«. « If some women were as hard to please before marriage as afterwards a lot of men would be bachelors. By BRUCE DENNIS, Author of the Dennis Resolution During the heat and excitement o f political campaigns and the confusing statements that attend them we are apt at times to forget hard economic facts, and the bitter fruits o f some pet “ ism” tha look good in theory but do heavy damage in practice. For this reason it is time to begin telling a few plain truths about land taxation, the incomes o f our people, corporations and in dustries, and again to bring to mind the fact that capital does not need Oregon— but Oregon does need capital. And the reason why we should continue to remind ourselves and our friends is be cause another effort is being made to force a state income tax upon our people despite the fact that practically the same tax cost many millions in capital and improvements in Oregon and the people o f Oregon before it was repealed in 1924. W e cannot expect a proved breeder o f hard times to bring good times, because it can’t be done. And here are a few o f the reasons why. * Information about our investment offering to cus tomers will be cheerfully furnished by any member o f our organization. Shares may be purchased for cash or on our convenient monthly investment plan. “ Those who purchase this stock during the next few days will still be able to take advantge o f the $95 figure. On November 16 the price will advance to $96 per share." Taxation, Capital and the Oregon Farmer * TOUR PARTNERS IN PROGRESS sold out and over subscribed in the very near future.