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About The Lane County news. (Springfield, Lane County, Or.) 1914-1916 | View Entire Issue (March 4, 1915)
T HE-LANE COUNTY NEWS
Out of the Joke Book ,
published lCvry Monday .and, Thursday by tha County
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Advertising rates furnished on application.
!.. Mr. RATES OF SUB&CIUPTIOtt ' ; '
Dsn Tonr 1 ' 'Sl.'EO f Six Months .76 I Throo Monlh'a !
yAnd Remember to Got a Stop-Over for Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD, OREGON, THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 1915.
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J CO-OPERATIVE MARKETING OF FARM PRODUCE.
,, "When the farmer lhas raised his crop ho has accom-
- That farming Is something more than producing agricul
tural products and should be regarded as a business as well
as "an; occupation was the central thought In the lecture on
co-operative marketing of farm products by C. E. Bassett to
the .Farmers' Week students at Corvallis last month. Mr.
Bassett is a specialist in the ofllce of markets, United States
department of agriculture.
"Up to now," said Mr. Bassett, "the farmer Jias almost
entirely disregarded the business end of his work, leaving
these' largely to his banker. Numerous agencies have suc
ceeded quite largely in placing farming upon a scientific basis,
but we have now reached the point where farming must be
placed upon a business basis as well.
"The problem confronting us today is not so much that
of increasing production as it is disposing of the produce at
equitable prices. Both producer and consumer complain the
producer that he does not receive a fair price for his products,
and the consumer that he pays too much for them,
plished but half of his work. The other half is selling, and
this determines his year's profits. In marketing his produce
he comes face to face with his greatest problem.
"The largest cotton crop and the largest corn crop in the
history of our nation have yielded the producers of these
crops less than former crops of less production and during
this time of heavy yield prices paid by consumers have not
reflected in a proper degree the Jow prices paid to the fanners.
"It Is evident that there is lack of an efficient system of
distribution and marketing of agricultural products. While
one jmarket is suffering from congestion caused by over
supply, another may be suffering from dearth, even though
at the same time tons of food may be wasting in fields and
orchards for want of 'profitable market. The remedy for this
Is moreequltable distribution."
Mr. Bassett considered many of the main factors that
must be taken into account in solving this great .problem of
marketing and reports of these will" be offered to the people
of 'Oregon from time to time through the newspapers, which
will be furnished , the information in brief College bulletin
dories.-- ' ;. vS r.v.
a i 'CANNERY HAS PAID AT NEWBERC.
'..'"The co-operative, cannery at Newberg paid to farmers
r;of that5f;egio'nH24'54wlast year,, practically, all of jtj fprlpro
, duce which would otherwise have been, lost, says; a' .bulletin'
issued by the Portland Commercial club 'The cartnery made
a net profit of about $3000, which was better than expected
for the first year. Co-operative establishments of this kind
are likely, to prove the salvation of thousands of Oregon
Here is the proof of the soundness of the co-operative
principle in the handling of canneries. The plan has been
tried at' other places than-Newberg, and wherever there has
been-a m&n.of a fair degree of ability at the head, the cannery
has prospered. The Eugene cannery, with its branches at
Greswell and Junction City, has done exceedingly well In
the past few years, and is now one of the substantial business
enterprises of the Willamette valley, with a plant that can
take1 care of any and all farm produce, from cherries to
pumpkins and cabbages. The Eugene cannery, however, is
not a shdden; growth. The; present business Is the result of
years of labor and. struggle in building up a plant and a mar
ket The goal has now been obtained, however, and the
plant' is' complete, and is about as large as can be conven
- iently managed.
Now is the time for Springfield to step Into the business,
organize a cannery along such lines as can be financed at this
time, and then begin, in a small way if need be, to care for
the surplus produce of the farmers in the neighborhood of
Springfield. This is an obligation that the fruit and berry pro
ducers of this part of Lane county owe to themselves, and
an obligation In which the people of Springfield should assist.
Linn county granges and Albany business men are co
operating m the working out of a plan for a cannery at Al
bany for this year. The Newberg cannery has just completed
a profitable year. It can "be done. Let's get busy.
The establishment of a plant for the manufacture of
potato starch' Is being discussed by the business men of Red
mond; Madras and other central Oregon points. As large
areas of that part of the state are particularly adapted to the
production of potatoes, and as unfavorable markets and the
usual percentage of culls sometimes make the business un
prgflt5e' Js Pr9Psed to use any surplus and all culls in
making starch, of which the central Oregon potatoes are said
to contain an average of 18 per cent. A factory costing
Jl'pOipuld care for all cull potatoes from 5000 acres.
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...The.'Portland Commercial Club and the Portland Cham
ber ' of Commerce have just completed a merger of their
organizations, and henceforth will be a jingle commercial
body; Elimination of duplication of labor was therincipal
object in yJew.jvJtli thcadded incentive of lire.'sesirength
of the. single organization ' - .1 i ' '
To Make Sure.
Mistress Why have you put
'two hot-water bottles in my bed,
Bridget Sure, mum, wan of
thim was leaking, and I didn't,
know which, so I put both in to
make sure,. London Punch.
"Swearing doesn't help to
play the game," said the young j
minister on tne gou iiuks. "lie-
sides, it's very wicked." '
"It may be verra wicked, an'
it may no help the playln', but
it's a gre-reat aid to conversa-j
tion," replied the sophisticated
caddy. Livingston Lance.
" r ,Well, Well. .
V "Mrs. RlppHftQii'8 afternoon
tea," -said Mrs Twlekenbury,
,Mwa8,Vla perfect Babylon of
sounds." Christian Register.
"Don't keep pestorlng mo,1'
"Then you won't marry mo?"
"I wouldn't oven bo enga'god
to you at a Summer resort." -r
"All llcBh is gTnBS my
brother," said Mr. Goodman1.
"I believe you nro right,"
agreed Mr. Rounder. "I always
feel liko a bale of hay when I hit
a closed town." Cincinnati En
Speaking of Blf Fishes, i r
,f The, latthJusttcfc Brefcer wh
wltha party of Nov York friends
on a flcdilng, trip lntho Adlron
ducks, and around tho camp
ono evening, tho talk naturally
ran on big fish. .-When It camo
his turn the jurist began, uncer
tain as to how. lio was going to
"Wo woro fishing ono time on
tho Grand Banks for or or
"Whales," somebody suggest
ed. "No," said tho Justice, " wo
wo'ro baiting with whales."
Thoro With tho Answor.
In a public school ono after
noon tho teacher was Instruct
ing a class In physiology, and
finally. In ordor to test tho mem
ory of the youngsters, she closed
tho book and began to aBk ques
tions. "Willie," she said, addressing
a bright-faced boy near tho head
of tho class, "can you glvo mo a
familiar example of tho human
body as It adapts itself to chang
"Sure J" wnB the confident re
joinder. "My Uncle Jako gained
fifty pounds In less than .ono
year, and his skin nover crack
ed." Philadelphia Telegraph.
Old Gentleman (who has just !
finished reading an account Of
a shipwreck with loss of passen
gers and all hands) lie! I am'
sorry for the poor sailors that
Old Lady Sailors! It Isn't
the sailors tl's the passengers' '
I am sorry for. The' sallorsjaro
used to it.
"Boots by Smith, costumes by
Robinson,, wigs by Jones,, seen,-,
ery by Dlngbati" huinjbled the
man in the end seat. "4
"What are you drvhjg at?"f
"I'm trying to" 9ic up wTjq
wrote the play." Louisville i
Courier-Journal. . ,
A well-known man recently
lent his grandson money to pur
chase a motorcycle. Tho money
was to bo paid bnck by Install
ments, the machlno to remain
tho property of tho grandfather
until the last payment had been
made. The other day, while out
riding, tho boy met his grand
father and jumped off the motor
cycle. "Say, grandfather," said tho
boy, "who docs this machlno be
"It belongs to mo until you
have made tho last payment.
That was tho agreement, you
know. But why do you ask?"
"Well, I just wanted to make
sure.", remarked tho boy, with
a grin. "Your motorcycle needs
a new tire." Pittsburg Chron-icle-Telegraph.
WORK. OF PUPILS OFXfjE SPRINGFIELD SCHOOLS
The Lane County Nows.toUar presents' a few examples' of tho work
at composition In. the classed i&Cthe Springfield. Public schools. Tho,
articles are published as written, wUhoul correction,' in th'o hope hai'tho
printing of them may prove an assistance to tho youngpeop!o In do.
veloplng their power of expressions Othor touchers aro invited to sub
mit such articles as they may wish to have published In this column.
Where the sun shines Vrlgh't, ' ,
Arid the owl hootsljjilght, , .
Where the Coo Coo on her nest,
With her little ones at rest, f
High In the mountains the lions
And the waves dash high upon1
the shore, trd;
Where the squirrels play near
their home, ;
From the flowers the bees'
make their comb.
Where -the mowers have mown.
the hay, ,j
There's where the children
Some days they are filled with
and gay they will be tomorrow.
Early in ,the niorn the squirrels
;And on the logs they play
Prom the dogs they are set free
When In the sky the birds may
i And the oriole's nest swings
to and fro,
In the forest upon the hill,.
Is where stands the1 flour mill.
In tho meadow the Brook runs
There's the place that will de
By this brook the .rabbits . play
' All day long among the hay.
Grade 5 Age 11.
High school building Mrs.
I Vina McLean, teacher.
INDUSTRIAL NOTES I instead pf as many hundreds.
Salem, Ore., Permanent reg- r Condon Times,
istration law enacted will save Falrvlew will have municipal
large sums, and endless trouble
to voters and make separate city
registration needless. I.
E. Jerome, Portland, promot
ing railroad Prineville to Red-1
Washington solons wiped out
but Oregon believes in keeping
liarrlsburg to have a new city
U. J. Riley, Dallas, building
movie theatre 01 by 130 feet.
Canning jack rabbit3 proposed
for eastern Oregon industry.
City ot Portland will build
$100,000 dam for storage reser
voir at head works on Bull Run.
Pacific Power & Light Co.,
operating in Oregon and Wash?
ington shows gain ,in net eariir
Roseburg Oregon Copper
Co., will work mines in Coy,
Creek Canyon. -;:
Marshfield to have a 50 by J.4Q,
roller skating rink.
Bourne Development work1
in the mines being pushed.
Albany Flying squadron is
boosting cannery. ''
Outside of tho'approprlat.lons,;
' People will return thanks that
taxes, offices or salary raises'
were put through the legislature.
The Industrial commission
should have been consolidated
and simplified and the new rate
of assessment of industries
adopted, or that great measure
for the interest of the working
man Is a dead measure and will
bo killed by the people or it will
bankrupt the state. Salem
Largo shipments of burlap aro
entering free of duty at Portland
means choaper riacks for
Tillamook 1914. cheese pro
duct was 3,008,843 pounds, gajn
180,712 over 1913,
A. W. Tronholm, general man
ager of the Chicago, St. Paul,
Minneapolis & Omaha railroad,
told the board of arbitration in
the western railroad wage case,
"Nowadays a fireman wants
some one around to w,lpQ off tho
windows for him so he can see
out of 'tllb' cab," observed Mh
Trenholm. ' " '
there need not be many more'l Hubbard is building a new,
than . 20 or 30 bills' introducedhlghway to the west, ' , , ,' ,
Tho man who doc all UIh business
Bank Is Instantly recognized ub a
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Tho"hlan who doon not ubq a Bank
Intr'tho most of 1Ib opportunities.
A cordial welcome awnlta you at
Ib not mak-
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