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Maine Is Prosperous Today t BECAUSE IT HAS WATER POWER DEVELOPED ) . But What- of the Future? i “Can you supply us at once with 500 horse power?” Such a telegram reached us last week from a concern which plans to start a new enterprise in Maine. “Yes,” went back the answer. For twenty years and more it has been our ambition that no industry which wants to locate in Maine shall ever be turned back for lack of (power. That wa? our job, as we saw it: to develop power and have it ready. Through the re cent trying years, we have faced the issue, met the responsibility and kept tlje faith. Industry hums throughout Maine. Few States in the Union are as busy and as pros perous. Why? Certainly! Maine is not favorably located as to markets or rawT materials. Surely we are handicapped by transportation charges. Then Maine’s prosperity must be due to one or two things: Either the people of Maine are smarter than those of the rest of the country, or else MAINE PROSPERS BECAUSE IT HAS WATER POWER, DEVELOPED AND READY. Two new! industries have just located in one Maine town, two more in the town just below it, another in a nearby town. A score or more are making inquiries as to locations. Five or six Maine towns have industries just getting started. Many industries in our territory have enlarged or soon will en large their plants. What is the first Question these indus tries ask? It is this: “Can We Get Power?*1 Other States have surplus power, too. The difference between those States and Maine is and must continue that Maine’s power is developed NOW and is ready for use—not all of it, but always enough ahead to supply the needs of industries as they come. Other States are developing power. Five of them are spending one hundred million dollars this year. All of them together hope to raise and spend a billion a year for the next five years or longer on developing power. i But Maine Started First Maine Has the Jump How does Maine happen to be ahead? Well, look at recent hydro-electric history. In war times power development the world over practically ceased because of a lack of investment money to finance it— but Maine’s war industries needed power and Central Maine Power Company built its Rice Rips plants. People said it couldn’t be finr need—and CENT^LMAINE POWER C<? But if Maine is to grow, if it is to take advantage of its great natural resource, if it is to bring industries here, if population is to go up and taxes down; then necessarily Central Maine Power Company must continue to develop power. true enough the normal springs of capital were pretty well dried up by the steady pumping of war demands. “Let us turn to the people of Maine,” said Central Maine Power Company, “tell them in newspaper advertising of our aim to keep Maine power developed to meet Maine’s needs and ask them to put their money in the enterprise.” We did. The result was that the people of Maine, through the purchase of preferred stock, financed the building of a power station on the Messalonskee Stream between Oakland and Waterville. Then came the war’s end and the days of expansion that followed. More power was needed to enable Maine industries to get their share of the busi ness. Capital was even less plentiful, how ever, then, than in war times. Again Central Maine Power Company turned to the people of Maine. Skowhegan Was Ready None Too Soon “We are going to develop a big power site at Skowhegan,” the Company said. “To have power readv for Maine needs, Let’s finance it by buying preferred stock.” Again the story was told in the newspa pers and again the people of Maine cast their financial lot with the home company that was working for the upbuilding of their home State. The Skowhegan power station was built —and none too soon. If Skowhegan had not been ready Maine would have suffered for power this year, for the demand is 40% ahead of last year, * Despite this terrific demand by Maine in dustries and homes for electric energy, every need has been met; every industrial wheel in Maine has turned through the dryest sum mer in 17 years," From Now on It Is a Matter of Keeping Ahead. Central Maine Power Company enters the closing months of 1921 with a satisfied feel ing ot duty well done. We have faced the situation, we have met the need, we are-so long as the peo ple of Maine stand behind us—ready for the future. We have -‘kept our light so shining a little ahead of the rest.” Ahead of Maine stretch good years. The Pine Tree State has the jump on the other water States. But being ahead from now on is a matter of KEEPING AHEAD. Thanks to the advantage of an early start, Central Maine Power Company has not had to make this year any big power developments. It is building a dam, the North Channel Dam at Skowhegan, it is making line extensions and is doing other small matters. To finance this work a small amount of stock was issued, most of which has already been sold. We plan to clean up what remains of this small issue by January 15, in order to have the decks cleared for action. This amount of stock is trifling and will be taken up in the natural course of the' fall and winter demand for C. M. P. Co. securities. Maine People Must Finance Maine Water Powers This advertisement is published to bring home to the people of Maine a realization of what has been done with the million dollars they have put into preferred stock in the past 3| years, to draw their attention to the hundreds of millions that other States are spending to get their power ready for market and to bring to them a realization 4 that Maine water power development must for years to come be financed by Maine people. Maine is not going to stand still. It has an opportunity and it must forge ahead. Nothing is gained by merely TALKING about developing power. The big advantage comes from DEVELOPING power and getting it distributed where power is needed. . Have you put your shoulder to the wheel ? Have you backed your State with your money? Have you invested, as over 7.000 Maine peo ple have, in Central Maine Power Company 7% Preferred Stock ? Every single cent of the net proceeds from the sale of this stock goes directly or indirectly into property—power stations, dams, lines—all tied light into the soil of Maine. Every cent is set to work, building Maine and helping to increase the prosperity of the people. This preferred stock of the Company has paid dividends for 18 years. The Company officials believe it will always pay dividends. Through the war and through deflation, when security prices in general slumped to hitherto unknown depths, Central Maine Pre ferred sold steadily at $107.50 a share. Now, with securities trending upward in price, it is unbelievable that the Companv will ever sell it for less. It is more than reasonable to suppose that the Company will one day, when monev con ditions return to normal, sell its preferred stock at a considerably higher price. The Future Growth of Maine Is in the Hands ot Maine People The future financing of Central Maine Power Company is in the hands of Maine people. We can, if Maine people wish, sell our con struction machinery, settle back in our chairs and make good earnings from our present property for perhaps the next 500 years. We can, if you wish, when industries ask us about locations refer them to other States which are developing power. But if Maine is to growt if it is to take ad vantage of its great natural resource, if it is to bring industries here, if population is to go up and taxes down; then necessarily Central Maine Power Company must continue to develop power. Other States need their investment money to develop their own industries. If Maine is to develop, it will be with Maine money. So ask yourself this question: Will YOU back your home power company with your Maine-earned dollars in its work of building Maine? The future of the Pine Tree State depends on your giving the right answer to that crucial question. Central Maine Power Company Augusta, Maine == EAST BELFAST. Friends of Woodbury Burgess are glad to hear-that he is gradually improving. Arthur E. Stantial is able to be about again after a severe attack of tne grip. Master Henry Wilcox. Condon street, Belfast, was the week-end guest of his cousin, Earle White. _ Mrs. Emma Fletcher of Thorndike was a recent guest at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albion K. Fletcher. Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Atkins have re turned to Bangor after spending the sum mer at their cottage here. The Ladies Aid of the Trinity Reform ed church will hold their next meeting j with Mrs. Roscoe Black, tomorrow, Fri day. V Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Roberts, are re- , ceiving congratulation* on the arrival of 1 a nine and one-half pound boy, Stanley , Edward. Mr. and Mrs. George E. White and son I Earle have closed their cottage for the ] season and will occupy the Snow place for the winter. The telephone number at present will be 71-12. Mrs. Dorothy Rogers and two children, Donald, Jr. and Christine, recently re turned from several months’ visit in Camden, the guests of Mrs. Rogers’ par ents, Mr. and Mrs. James Bickford. Mrs. Rogers plana to spend the winter here with Mr. snd Mrs. Byron Rogers. BROOKS T. A. Elliott and wife from Lincoln are j at their home for a short time. i Miss Addie Davis has been visiting, her sister, Mary Warren, at Jackson for j a week. Miss Willena Hall of Unity has closed her season’s work with Mrs. F. A. Mer ritt and returned to her home. Ray Bowden and bride are spending two weeks of their honeymoon with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Bowden. The basket ball season opens here on Friday, Nov. 11 at Union hall when a fast game is expected between the Brooks High ant Clinton High. A large line of dry goods and clothing is on sale at the H. E. Jenkins store, opening as a branch of the Newport Btore and under the management of Mr, If. P. Holt. Mrs. Gwen Blake and children, who have been spending the summer at G. C. Boody’s, recently rejoined her husband who left here a few weeks ajgo and now has work at Orono. Brooks is seeing some big business lately in this big little village. In the month of October 150 car loads of apples were shipped from here for one item. The station did a *20,000 business. Be sides apples shipped away the Black & Gay canning factory, employing some 40 or more people, had an output of 20,000 cases of gal. cans in that month besides the hundreds of bushels taken to the cider mill for cider and supply of vinegar. Maine orchardists were certainly blessed with a “bumper crop” this year and good prices. Our pastor, the Rev. Thos. Martin, de livered a most forceful and interesting lecture Sunday, Nov. 6th, on The Limita tion of Armaments, to an appreciative audience of some eighty people. The an them, The Ring of Glory, was rendered by a mixed choir of eight. Another spe cial feature of the music was the beauti ful hymn, “Angel of Peace,” sung by the pastor. These Sunday afternoon servi ces are always interesting and with a speaker of Mr. Martin’s ability we hope to have a capacity house through the winter months. All are most cordially invited to attend and assist in the sing ing of the old familiar hymns, both af ternoon and evening. One week from this Thursday on Nov. 17th, the Ladies’ Aid of Brooks will hold its big sale and fair at Union hall, for which preparations have been underway for some months. This date was fixed as especially appropriate to otTer Christ mas supplies so that all might easily pro vide themselves with some of the dainty and useful gifts so necessary for the sea son and at most reasonable prices. Money from this sale is to go to the fund for the much needed parsonage and it is hoped that all our public spirited friends who are interested in the town and the church will turn out in full force and “buy till it hurts.” Six nice comforters have been made by the Aid and quickly engaged and orders will be taken for more at the same price. A nice worsted quilt will be in cluded in the coming sale. There are several dozen beautifully dressed dolls now in charge of their kind foster moth er, Gertrude Cilley, who are waiting for I new mothers among the “little f I Mrs. Esther Ellis will have charge apron table. Mrs. Cassie Aus' ! Madam Austin will have a larto , tity of beautiful fancy articles ' V. D. Higgins has charge of a m laneous booth where numberless a; of all kinds ranging in value from i dollars will be displayed. The M * Beatrice Austin and Isabella Brow1 be in attendance at the candy bool young girls will sell the roses fron “flower beds.” There will also table of all kinds of canned goods, j etc., and fresh vegetables, f rom > a supper such as the cooks of Brooks famous for will be served in the d; room above for the small sum of • The supper is in the hands of a conn tint committee, Mrs. Amy Grant a her assistants.