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At a Big Reduction
One year ago lard was selling at
40c. We are now selling
pure lard at
In 2. 3, 4, 5 and 10 pound lots.
Every Bucket Guaranteed
McNAMER & SORENSON
California Raisin Growers Were Pion
eers In Community Marketing of Crops
Small Grower Organized His
Bankrupt Neighbors and In
Ten Years Boosted Price
From 1U to 15 Cents Per
BUYERS COME TO THE RAISIN GROWERS NOW
In all its branches, including Wagon
Work, Horseshoeing and
ALL WORK GUARANTEED
We Give a 5 Percent Discount for Cash
J. B. Calmus
Formerly the Ashbaugh Shop
BY ROBERT FULLER
WRITTEN SPECIALLY FOR
FRESNO. Cat.. Feb. 8. Fresno is
the center of the California raisin
Last year's raisin crop totaled
some 200.000 tons, or 400.000,000
pounds, with a valueto the growers
of about SiiO.OOO.OOO at 15 cents a
pound, the price todav.
There are 12,000 raisin growers
in California, of whom SS per cent
or 10.700 are members of the Cali
fornia Associated Raisin Company.
The formation of this association
in 191 1, through the efforts of Wiley
M. Giffin. president of the company,
and a small grower at the time, freed
the raisin grower from the domina
tion of unscrupulous buyers.
Prior to organizing as the Califor
nia Raisin Growers Association, rais
in growers had been getting one-and-a-half
cents a pound for their raisins.
Thousands of acres of vines were be
ing plowed up then and the growers
Today there are 175.000 acres of
raisin-producing vineyards and at the
present rate of planting the acreage
will be 200,000 before another year.
From a disorganized group of
growers, who struggled for existence
ten years ago, the raisin producers
have become the most flourishing of
all commodity organizations operat
ing through cooperation.
Today they have gilt-edged credit,
large warehouses and a powerful
marketing department, paying a sal
ary of $30,000 a year to its market
Wiley M. Giffin saved the day
when he organized the growers in a
new wav. now famous as the "Cali-
In the old days, when raisins sold for 1 1-2 cents a pound, growers could
not tind a market (or their crops. Ttjen they organized the California Raisin
Growers' Association and agreed to pool their crops each year. That was
10 years ago, when great vineyards were being plowed up and grapemen fac
ing bankruptcy. The picture above shows one of the typical homes of a rais
in grower near Fresno, Cal., and the lower picture, one of the local markets,
a place where raisin buyers now come from all over the nation, glad and
w illing to pay 15 eents a pound for the crop. Two hundred thousand tons
brought J60.000.000 last year.
fornia" marketing plan and which is
being studied eagerly by fanners
throughout the country.
The very foundation stone of the
whole California commodity selling
plan is that the grower not only
agrees to raise raisins but he also
agrees to hand over his entire output
for five years or more to his selling
organization. The growers were or
ganized without capital stock.
The California raisin crop is sold
in pools, into which the raisins are
placed according to grade and quality.
No grower has any advantage over
his fellows, as his interest in any
pool is equal only to the amount of
raisins in a particular pool.
The price which each pool brings
is the price paid to each grower, less
the cost of doing business by the
A tax of $5 a ton was the cost of
marketing raisins last year.
PULLS TWICE AS MUCH WITH THIS WAGON
It Is Time to Think of
That New Suit
Our Spring woolens are here and
they are beauties. And the price,
$25.00 to $60.00
Also a fine line of goods ranging
from $35.00 to $40.00.
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tsuitj the law of leverage us the principle upon which he has worked out
the problem of heavy hauls. T. H. ltrigg- well known Kngliah inventor, claims
he has in the model shown here, a vehicle which wHt revolutionize rural
transportation. A horse pulling' on levers on the first watron, pulls the sec
ond wagon, so geared that it in turn pushes on the first wagon, increaftlnff the
pulling power of a horse one-half. Of course a motor tractor or automobile
may be used instead of the horse.
YEAR'S WORK SHOWS
PROGRESS IN FIXING
GRADES F O R W O 0 L
I WHO'S YOUR FRIEND? I
Money in the bank has given many a
dark cloud a silver lining. When trouble
comes the best friend in the world is the
money you have saved.
And saving makes your bright days
brighter. You are not continually worried
over the uncertainties of life. You meet
things as they come, knowing that if cloudy
days should appear your savings will shel
Start to save now. Then keep up the
saving habit. Decide to set aside so much
every payday. You'll be surprised to see
how your savings grow.
We'll help by laying out a savings plan
for you. Drop in and ask us about it. It
will be a pleasure to meet you.
A resume of the wool standardiza
tion work of the Bureau of Markets,
United States Department of Agri
culture, shows that much progress
has been made since the tentative es
tablishment of definite wool grades
just a year ago. Following the prep
aration of a few sets for its field
agents and the subsequent press an
nouncement fhat tentative wool
trades had been developed, requests
for the sets have been numerous. To
date some 200 have been distributed
among the bureau's field agents, ag
ricultural colleges, woolgrowers' as
sociations, wool dealers and manu
facturers, textile authorities, and
The tentative wool grades as pro
mulgated are based on studies of
more than two years' duration. In
the course of this study thousands of
samples of wool submitted bv deal
ers and wnufacturers as their in
terpretations of the market grades
were examined. As the tentative
grades, before being put in final form
were submitted to some of the lead
ing wool authorities in the country
for suggestions and criticisms, it is
believed that little if any change will
have to be made when official stand
ards are established.
During the past year investigation
al and demonstrational work to test
the commercial utility of the grades
was conducted in 16 States. Before
meetings of woolgrowers and others,
demonstrations were given to show
the preparation of the fleeces and
the proper care and handling of the
wool before its shipment to market,
j In the States of Maine, New Hamp
j shire, Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri,
and Arkansas the several export wool
graders engaged by the bureau grad
ied approximately 1,800,000 pounds
of wool in accordance with the ten
tative wool grades. This work has
ibeen looked upon so favorably by
j wool producers that requests have
l een received for a resumption' of
I these activities during the coming
He told the shy maid of his love,
The color left her cheeks;
But on the shoulder of his coat
It showed for several weeks.
"Everyone in our family is some
kind of an animal," said the small
"How so?" inquired his amazed
"Well, mother's a dear, sister's a
chicken, the baby is mother's little
lamb, I'm the kid and dad's the goat."
FOR MEN ONLY.
From the little girl's "Essay on
Men": "Men are what women mar
ry. They drink and smoke and they
swear. They don't go to church like
women do. Both men and women
WILLARD COMEBACK IS
POINT OF PRIDE
Former Champion Jess Willard, after
18 months of consistent training at his
big farm in Kansas, Is now in New
York to make final arrangements for
hifl return bout with Champ Jack
Dempsey, in New York, March 17. Jess
Is looking fine and he says he will show
the wise one something this time, "tts
not the rriTTTlfiy," says Jess, "because the
sale of my show to Uncle Ham, and oil
interests have netted me one million
dollars I want to show folks that the
Toledo upset was all a mistake."
FARMERS & STOCKGROWERS
MEY POP, pip
YOU HEAR ABOUT
TH' BiG ACCIDENT
100 KNOW SETH THOMPSON L
VriO DR'.VES THAT BKtSI
TRUCK?-'WELL,riE ASK ABCHlE
GRArtAW "TO RUN ACROSS THE
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j HOPE" ABCHiCAME gCK ACBOSsj I WEU, WHERE I' ( vHY SETH THEN GOTPoWN ,,0
THE STKET AND SAlO THEY rLL" THEv OFF THE TRUfK AND BETTER GIT.'(
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sprang from monkeys, but women
The tailor measured him, calling
out the dimensions to a clerk with a
"M-arried or single, sir?"
"Married," replied the customer.
"One pocked concealed in the lin
ing of the vest," the tailor bade the
Little Tommy: "Do you folks
ever have family prayers before
Little Willie: "No, we only have
pravers before we eo to bed. We
ain't afraid in the day time."
IS THE TORS A DO BELT.
"Taking your piano lesson, are
you dear?" said the farmer's wife to
"Where is your father?"
"In the cyclone- cellar, mother!'
"THEM WAS' THE DAYS"
A farmer was driving home from
MAKES LEGION POST A
Hey, Letclonnalres! IiuiUlles at Ham
iltnn, O., are usInK old human nature
n making the post headquarters a
popular spot. Tho yQun lady above
Miss Evelyn Merrill, after a "hitch"
In the Army Nurse Corps during the
war, is now assistant to Adjutant
Frank Durwin at Hamilton and she's
the young lady who can make the leg
ionnaires come across with their dues.
town rather the worse for a few
drinks when his horse fell down. The
farmer looked at him a moment over
the' dashboard and then exclaimed:
"Git up, you old fool! Git up, or
I'll drive right over you!" McClary.
Bridget had been discharged.
Extracting a $5 bill from her wage
roll she threw it to Fido.
Then the shocked mistress heard
"Sur'n I niver fergit a friend;
that's for helpin' me wash the dishes."
USE THE TELEPHONE
Says Lydia Truse: "Maw says
you can't kiss me any more cause
you might get microbes and I might
get your crobes."
She: "Henry, if we were both
free again, would you choose me to
be your little wife?"
He: Now, what do you want to
start a quarrel for just as everything
is going pleasantly?"
Mrs. Flynn: "The neighborhood
seems a bit noisy, Mrs. O'Brien."
Mrs. O'Brien: "Yis. Th' only
time it's quite down here is whin the
trucks go by an' drown th' noise.
London Answers. '
NUT WAITER WANTED
An old lady, after waiting in a
confectionery store for about ten
minutes, grew grossly impatient at
the lack of service.
Finally she rapped sharply on the
"Here, young lady," she called,
who waits on the nuts?" Every
An F.nglishman, fond of boasting
of his ancestry, was visiting a Bos
ton man, when he took a coin from
his pocket and, pointing to the head
engraved upon it, he said: My
great-great-grantfather was made a
lord by the king whose portrait ap
pears on Jhis shilling!"
What a coincidence! said the
Yankee, who at once produced an-
BILL JONJCS IS SUCH
A CRANK I'M GLAD
HE ISN'T TWINS.
"My great-great-grandfather was
made an angel by the Indian whose
picture you see on this cent."
Want New State.
Ten northern counties of Idaho
have revived the idea of a new state
to embrace the panhandle of the Gem
state and eastern Washington. A
delegation from Banner and Boun
dary counties recently visited Spo
kane and laid the matter before the
residents of the latter community. It
is suggested that the subject be in
troduced at the present session of the
state legislature. The argument in
favor of the new state project is that
both sections interested are divided
from the balance of their respectne
states by natural barriers that ser
iously complicate the conduct of bus
iness. To accomplish results it will
be necessary for the states of Wash
ington and Idaho to petition congress,.
R. R. Lewis was in Pendleton on
business connected with the Butter
Creek road, Wednesday. He says
the County Court will be down in a
few days to meet with the Alorrow
County commissioners and go into
the road matter on the ground.
SON OF LINCOLN MODEST
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The Lincoln modesty is n trait of the
son as It was of the father. Honest
Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln, has
always made It a point to dodge pub
licity. This picture of him was taken
recently at Chlcntro when he was
caught unaware. "My father was a
great man I am -not," he always says
when requested to pose. Hut personal
friends say it Is only tho same modes
ty that so characterized tho groat American.
"You may be Sure"
says the Good Judge
That you are getting full
value for your money
when you use this class of
The good, rich, real to
bacco taste lasts so long,
you don't need a fresh
chew nearly as often nor
do you need so big a chew
as you did with the ordi
Any man who has used the
Real Tobacco Chew will
tell you that.
Put up in two styles
W-B CUT is a long fine-cut tobacco
RIGHT CUT is a short-cut tobacco