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New Castle News (Newspaper) - January 28, 1921, New Castle, Pennsylvania NEW UASTLE'NIJWS, FKILJAY, JANUARY 28, 1921 ELEVEN Railroad Rate Reveals Growth Of Rice Cropi't i Thousands of Acres Tii Oilifoniiii Kc- As AVorlhlrss Sow otcil To ImluMry Hy BUS H. MAKTIX International Staff SAX FRAXClsrO. Jan. Graphically is the rise of n new in- dustry told in the otherwise dry and uninterestinK testimony of a railroad rate case before the Stale Railroad Commission. It is the romantic growth of the rice raising industry in California which has put to work thousands of acres of land hitherto valueless and brought to th? Stale -i return lat.t year ot ranking it among the State's grout c.roiis. The testimony was taken in pro- ceedings brought by rice millers and j growers In an effort to the i same rates for rice enjoyed by other! grains. The case resulted in the com- mission establishing a rate for rice 325 per cent greater than that in ef- fect for grain, which was inet'foct a -5 per ccr.t reduction in rales 1'nr the ric.e men. Reviewing the evidence taken at the numerous bearings the rice cases the commission declared that "the rice growing ter- ritory in the State of C'aliforni.i may be described generally as the Sacra- mento Aralley beginning at :i point, j a short distance north and wtsl of Sacramento and extending as far; north as Gerber, a small section near Redding and also in the San Poanuiii Valley in the. vicinity of Dos rales. Madera. San Jonqiiin and Fnmosa." Tllco Crop Heavy In the Sacramento Vailey, in 1912 there were, planted in rice 1.400 acres and in 1915. In 1036 the' rice acres totalled acres. There were in 1920 in the S'ate acres planted to rice. The acreage In was and In 191S 145.000. Theaa acres. the transcript says, produced an av- erage ot pounds of rice per acre, the yield in amounting to bags, approximately 100 pounds a. bag. Compared To Grain One ol the witnesses testified at a hearing that there are now about 000 000 acres ol grain planted in California of which acres are in the Sacramento Aralley. The yield of wheat per acre in California it was declared, is abouflO sacks, or i about pounds. The barley yield about 20 sacks, or 2.000 pounds, as i compared -with 33 sacks of rice per] acre -weighing about n.oOO pounds., As to the relative -value of the commodities the testimony of the ex- pert witnesses -wan to the effect that "the value of wheat rose from 60 p.-r.ts per 100 pounds in to the neighborhood of .VI in IP IP. while rice ranged in price in i ft and 19- IC, from to S1.75 per HID Ibs and in 1919 as high as SS per 10U pounds." "it is thus says the Railroad Commissioner's opinion In the matter, "that rice is comparat- ively of higher] value than grain and the acreage in the Sacramento What's The Catch? Why Such Remarkable, Unusual, Undercost Prices? Asks Mr. Suspicious. Thnre isn't any catch to it. It isn't just a "bait" there is no hidden hook. It's as open as a barn door; as broad as the road. It's a perfectly legitimate plan for which we owe no apology ex- cept to the profit and loss account. Why The Sugar Plums? Because these are unusual times which unusual methods To help bring prices Back-to-Normal has been one of this store's duties, as we see it. Our motto is Quick Turnovers, Big Business and Small Profits. We take it for granted that you may be in need of the merchandise that this store has to sell and it is only natural that we want to sell it to you. We know it matters not where you buy that so you have confi- dence that the goods and prices are right. What you are looking for is your money's worth.' If you can ger more than your money's worth you are going to rake it, of course. Exactly that is the meaning of the "Sugar Plums" on sale. How To Get Sugar Plums! Thf way to a, ".Sugar I.'Surn" is to m.'tkf! a purchase "f worth or more of OK; jnorehanrliw; in. in on'? ran be onr- iu-rn or a dozen, -just thf amount pur- riutgM is or yon an-
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