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THE GAZETTE-TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 22, 1924.
Nothing Gained by Sys
tem of Some Group
C. E. Bpene. Market Agent
When It eoiti more to market pro
duct! through a co-operative organi
sation than through the prexent mar
keting system, that organization will
never get very far. There are too
many of them in that condition. They
have their organizations, their offices,
warehouses and officials, but when re
turns from the marketed products
come in they are no better, and often
less, than coutd have been received
by marketing through the regular
commission houses. i
Co-operative organizations are not
going to be very successful until they
re able to take over p rents between
the grower n'd eater. Between these
is the field r real co-operative re
suits. Collective selling to the same
01 d agencies doesn't get the farmer
anywhere. It simply makes it better
and easier for the agencies.
These organizations have got to
have embraced in their program the
wholesaling end, the commission end
the distributing end. They have got
to And their own markets and handle
their products all the way through
10 inose martcets. When the grower
gets but five cents for his prunes and
they are retailed in the Willamette
valley, almost in sight of the orch
ards where they are grown, for 27
cents, it li time to go further with
marketing associations. It is time to
do business direct with the heads of
the great chain stores and other big
concerns and lop off this almost 500
per cent between the prune orchard
and the kitchen. And this great
"spread" applies to almost any pro
duct of the farm.
This change cannot be brought
about In a any, but if organizations
would make the selling end of equal
importance wun growers contracts.
results would come quicker. A manu
facturing concern knows where it is
going to sell its goods before it
builds its factory, and it knows it ia
going to have a profit on the output.
Representatives of a co-operative
association recently met with the
state market agent to discuss why
their organization was not getting
results. The statement was made
that the growers had lost money on
every shipment made during the year.
yet their sales agent was paid MW
per month for running them in debt.
The committee stated the growers
would be far better off if they had
no organization, and were free to
sell where they might.
This organization has much capital
n vested in buildings and equipment,
and it is vndr heavy overhead ex
penses. And ft sells very largely
through the same channels that the
individuals sold through before the
organization was started. In this case
the growers simply added the over
head expenses onto themselves with
out any benefit in selling prices. The
grower who was not a member was
better off. The sales agent and the
other employes were the only ones
who were well off.
If this high-priced sales manager,
the general manager and all others
who draw good salaries regardless of
results, received pay in proportion to
the profit showing of the business,
perhaps the year's output wuold not
have been sold at less than he pro
duction cost. If a sales manager has
not enough ability to have his salary
based on results, then he is not the
man for the place. It does not re
quire a $5,000-a-year man to give
Co-operation Is bound to work
when it is worked out right. It must
start on a solid foundation. Too
many start out with high salaries
and expenses first.
It will take more than a lot of pro
ducers signing up contracts to bring
all their products to one place, to
make collective selling pay. It will
take men to break into the middle
profit combinations and get these
profits for the co-operators. It will
take men with good, sound sense to
start the organization right; keep
the costs in proportion to the profits
. - AND
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1924. Liberal atop-ovr privileges going
A aide trip to Yellnwatone at amall
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Call us by phone and let ua make all
your arriinaemenlB. It Costa no mora
and will save your valuable lime.
Grne'.l PsMewer Agent
The wife and kiddies will
enjoy a change from the
monotony of home-cooked
meals, so why not suggest
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ery one in awhile. No wor
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wash just sit down to a de
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on the business, invade the middle
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find profitable markets.
(From 0. A. C. Experiment Station.)
Cabbage plants recently transplant
ed are likely to be injured by the at
tacks of green worms and aphis. A
ead arsenate nicotine dust applied
noon after transplanting is regarded
by the experiment station as the
best preparation for the control of
fihoi.n Mn In a 9 n.v rt .nlutlnn
is a good disinfectant for the incu
bator before storing ft away until
next year. Thoroughly cleaning and
disinfecting the inside of the machine
and washing up the trays is time well
spent. Draining the water from the
pipes prevents rusting.
Broody hens will come back Into
production more quickly if well fed
and handled humanely than if abused
and roughly treated.
Flea beetles and 12 spotted bean
beetles will soon be attacking the
leaves of the egg plant. Oregon veg
etable growers will profit by dusting
with lead arsenate after the plants
are set out, says the experiment sta
tion. Bush and pole limas are like
wise chewed by the 12 spotted bee
tles. The station finds that lead ar
senate dust applied soon after the
first two leaves appear will repel the
insect and keep the leaves from being
Currant and gooseberry growers In
Oregon whose bushes are affected
with leaf spot disease or anthracnosc
spray immediately after the crop is
harvested. The experiment station
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