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THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 8, 1914 PR F OF PR PE HI IE IPL E'S O O OS RITY rrjv usmess In commercia This country is on the eve of ai? awakening- to a wholesome state of affairs at home air? to a condition abroad that will establish cur tracks supremacy beyond question. The above statements represent a summary of the Business w?tS replies received by the Taylcr-Critchfield Cyy, in the folb-v E. Mapes, Secretary, Cream of Wheat Companj, Minneapolis, Minnesota. "I see no reason why, if buurm is not hampered lor politic 1 reason, the United States should not aee great civnmercial prosperity during the continu ance of the European war. 'fjhis, however, it a time when tl. utmost latitude .should be allowed by the govenvoent to all legitimate business in terests. Upon I hrt, coupled with (wise action toward the establishing 4 of mercantile marine and ade quate banking fuilities, I think the question de pends entirely, lthink this is the greatest chance for the American ' manufacturer and businessman that will pre bably come in several lifetimes, and think the business mm of the Uni led States can be ' safely trusted to take advantage i it if not ham- ppred too much by unreasonable government re- ' . n . ., MS . strictions. Jt course mere wiu came a reaction after the war, skid how much the same will affect the United States depends entirely apon how firmly we have established our footing duiing the continu ance of the war ptsriod." Windsor T. WhU e, Piesident, The White Company, Cleveland, Ohio. "Business with" the White CoaaiJisity ifws steadily improved since the jcare following the first an nouncement of -war abroad. I believe general busi ness will con.'jnue fair in this country and will boom if our surplus farm products andVmanufactures can. be shipped to other countries." United Cigar Mfrs. Co., New York City. "In the main the present disturbs. &c iu Aice.ua business are due to financial and merchandising re adjustments made necessary by thesEuropean upset. This readjusting process is already4 well under way. In the meantime it would be a mi: Sake to fear that the real fundamentals of American business are endangered. Even the cotton lueses are already ' rffset by grain increases. Amerik an business will emerge stronger from the present crisis than ever before, while other countries now at war will : cnerge badly weakened. Speakiing for ourselves, we are following onr normal progressive policy." The Bartholomevy Company, : Peoria, Illinois. ; "Our trade this year wiE scei; iKai -ai last year and previous years. The war )isi Irj.1 ro effect on ' the sale of our automobiles, ana wiiu he increase J prices that farmers will receive tfor their product v-e look for still larger business in all rurtl com munities in the Central West." A. J. Lavuer, Gen. Mgr., Burroughs Adding Machine., i Detroit, Michigan. ! "General condition In America 4 ii v-'vt fo ' dump in business which is being felt U ovv? l,e i country. The uneasinocs created by the sudden changes made necessary on account of European i disturbances is responsible for the lack of business I activity. However, I believe that as soon as the 'business public decides t to the best way to pro- seed under existing conditions business will resume its normal attitude and should show a contiderabia increase.", ' Woolsoa Spice Co., Toledo, Ohio. 'Our business is decidedly above normal. utlook lor fall and winter very favorabi. We a taing advantage of present opportunity to- extend oar t interests in many sections of the country," C. M. Skfle, President, 'Ohio Seamless Tube Co., fShelby, Ohio. "My opinion is that this country nisver on a 'more sound financial basis. If we will all comply I with the President's message to the people, that is ! to ba calm, cool, level-headed, and not 'rock the Itoat,' this country will continue to dominate the Wld." jiStudebaker Corporation, j South Bend, Indiana. : VOur advertisement, 'Optimism and Opportunity,', empresses) our views. We believe the opportunities 'for business heretofore' supplied by Europe are taow open to American manufacturers and tner i chants, and they should unite vigorously in taking L.Jntaee of the situation. Fundamental condi- tionsof the. United States are absolutely sound." rJ Rosenbaum, President. Southern Plow Company, iDallM, Texas, "The larger the army the greater ma commissary rneeds. Texas, the .worlds commissary, stands ' J- t. tA the hunsrrv and clothe the naked with tan unusually large feed crop made and a big cotton crop maturing. We should quickly recover from the temporary depression caused by the closing of European cotton marxou ana -"rfj lhe world with finished cjoth instead of raw cetton, tHgg&m." ' . IT the United State 19 . . I opportunity Samuel Moody, Passenger Traffic Manager, Pennsylvania Lines, Pittsburgh, Pa. "Business conditions and prospects good. The European war will, in my judgment, bring out tho Yankee genius to produce the wants of home manufacturers so that this nation will not be dependent upon the fore'sicr in the future as it has been in the past." C. W. Nash, Gen. Mgr., Buick Motor Co., Flint, Michigan. "War or no war, there will be 40,000 Buiclc auto mobiles built in the 1913 season. We are jcing to manufacture 40,000 cars because we expect to dis pose of that number and we have every assurance that we will. The present demand for Rr.ick cara in this country has never been equalled and the cars we had planned to ship abroad will be sold in this country. The fact that no foreign-made cars arc likely to be shipped into this country because of the war will have a balancing- effect on the auto mobile situation, and in a incisure affect the foreign shipments heretofore made by American automobile concerns." Northwestern Knitting Craipwy, Minneapolis, Minnesota. "Munsingwear sales this year are larger than last year. We expect a greatly increased demand thin fall and winter. We deplore European conditions, but believe they indicate long continued prosper ity in the United States. We are enlarging our plant and employing additional help. Those mer chants will be wise who anticipate as far as possible the increased business that is certain to come as a result of good prices for iara products and good wages in industry." Silas McCIure, Secy., Malleable Iron Range Co.f Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. "The volume of our orders a 'id the recent Improve ments in collections, with only limited movement of crops up to this time, confirm our opinion the trade conditions are sound throughout the agr cultural districts of the whole United States." Detroit Engine Works, Detroit, Michigan. "The best proof of our belief in trade conditions is that our advertising carapaig.-i is larger than ever before. We believe preien. conditions, while deplorable, will increase in a veiy short time the already prosperous conditions cf the United States. The crops of this country alone and prosperous condition of the farmer make anything else im possible." b. A. Fuller, Pi'rs., Her jle IW.-g. Co., Centerville, Iowa. "Our neutrality, our re'ot-ii-b.'eaVlng crops, and the immense European jeipanes for our surplus crops are absolute proof A-t we are on the vet ge of the greatest wave of pro.pority in the history of our country. The treasury department decision to ac cept coton and tobacco warehouse receipts as a basis foi emergency currency me-rr the South will get its Lbare of this great prosperity at once, the ' same as every other section." : Jas. A. Craig. General Manager J.-iv!lle Machine Co., Jaai3viek Wisconsin. "With the abundant harv.st vra have this year and the positive assurance of aigh prices for ali -agricultural products, and beit.g at peace with all nations jf the world, we can't help but prosper." J. L. Hamilton, President, Alab&'tuic Company, Gra.X Rapids, Michigan. "Eurcte's calamity is America's opportunity. We are du to witness, and can be instrumental in securing, the greatest era of prosperity known in this country's history. Wise legislation, liberal financiering, universal optimism, avoidance of strikes and lockouts, more fuel under the boiler, more pressure on the steam gauge, more money in advertising, and we will arrive." Detroit Steel Products Co., Detroit, Michigan. "The fact that the business community has mobil ised forces and is on guard, associated with strong fundamental conditions, should insure a safe future. The most serious handicap is the attitude of Con gress towards successful business. That has been sufficient to retard prosperity. If continued during the strain caused by war we may face hard times." W. N. Brown, Collins Plow Company, Quincy, Illinois. "American trade conditions are sound, but have been sluggish for a year. A strong revival which had set in has been temporarily checked by Euro pean war. We look for a heavily increased de mand from foreign countries, to be followed by enormous demand for all other commodities neutral countries and at tome.' PAYS TO ADVERTISE IN THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN IT 3 due ft,f a Chalmers, President, Chalmers Motor Car Co.t Vetroit, Michigan. "1 believe the bafcic cundi.Iono in tliis ccurlr ire extremely good, and I beKe.-o that after the people jtecome accustomed to the war headlines in the papers and settle down that business conditions in this country are going to be of great benefit to ur and in my opinion it will not affect our business, seriounly after the next thirty days. A great catas troplie, surh &l this war is, cannot help but have a bad mental fjtc; upon our people temporarily, but tu will wear awu and then we will realize how fortunr.te ve Americans at this time and t'lnt n jroM opportunity for the world's trado it J. Waltei' ELrk, President, Renvogton Tj-jiewriter Co., Nevr Ycrk Cvy. 'Our sales are a.oaromtier of trat-c. Inij'cn'Jons jpo'pi to an. increasing volume of business. Amer ica, as cie ore great industrial nation free froin the ravages and horrors of war, should so shapn activil:es hat she may in increasing proportici. uorlv the needs of those beyond ber shores ir Tell sr. her own people." Jf rnea Mfg. Co., for': Atkinson, Wisconsin. "In our opinion tho war not on!y openr grett r.tw fields for ousin?s abroad, but also large markets ot home for goo-Js heretofore imported. Our informa tion shows enormous crops practically throughout the United States, with prices high and money con. fiiions sound, i'-rmers, and business based on agri culture, must prosper. The gates of opportunity tand wide open to America's business. Our own aales were never better. July and August were tolh record breakers. Collections are normal. The war should increece our sales on dairy barn equipment in the United States, because our cus tomers, which include farmers and city businec and professions! uien, will have more money & spend." j Sterk Erts. Nurctries & Orchards Co., Louisiana, Mrwouri. "Business conditions with us are h;ghW xatiifnct-:-.-. Our sales at thl. dtte show an increaro of 38 p-f cent over this same date last year. Frospects fx fall business are the best in years." M. W. Savage, President, International Stock Food Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota. "Absolute and permanent commwUi suprcrns.rr j the world i the present exceptional opportunity i the United States, and this, rer. ires only good judg ment and cool headnesa and such a practical, optimis tic outlook as is fully justified by big crop and exlraoi dinary markets and large increaso in Farm Product Prices anu in the strength and enercy of our people. Fair and Square Commercial War will finally subdue man's animal tendency to kill his fellowmen and caa ?e m-.de the means of bringing about Universal Peace. The United States has the brains and the money and the undaunted ambition to leni the World in vast business enterprises and will quickly do.ninate tlie m-rLets cf all nations of the earth aai help establish jjirnraprnt peace. Farmers f orm the true basis of our p. c-s ; trity and t! oreaent condition of the farmer, ioli. as to home life and financial condition, is over irhelriing and solidly optimistic War amor. aationv as we!: as war co. business must necessarily caiisc tre..enco is unrtit and loss. Mutual Fairness between business and government and a strong pall tcgether and the greatat-t cwnmersisl victory in all history will be ours." George A. Hormel, Fwsle?, Geoige A. Hormel &. Co., Austin, Minnesota. "In Minnesota and tho northwest crops are "od and we understand fas tanks are able to fu'jish money for the movement of grain, live stock and legitimate business enterprise. Collections gooj. Labor is scarce and well employed at good wages. We see no immediate cause for alarm." James V. Rohan, President, Selle City Incubator Company, Racine, Wisconsin. "The effects of the war in my opinion should tend to improve rather than to retard the American trade conditions within the United States and Can ada, though the export trade may be .ffc4 for a time." Bissell Carpet Sweeper Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan. "We consider the outlook for fall and holiday busi ness very good and beyond this believe this country is approaching an era of prosperity greater than any in all its era." Hayes Pump and Planter Co., Galva, Illinois. "Bigger crops than ever before, better prices and the certainly for increased acreage of all cereal crops will give the greatest buying impulse this country has exer known. Surely th coming yea ccks lite bi business." menca races ? Chicago, o ielejpains aMreccsa to some of the leading business men of the United States. Their uinsw xlig wilh optimism hope assurance confidence. Proof i messages: i'.' vLI. Silk?, Adv. Manager, 3e.:ie V. Co., Mo'ine, IUim-i. " cricuituuro ie tho Vibj-'s of our wealth. "Vi'i? the j. re ate it rui.i'rc- cf bushelc of foodstuffs in our hi'tory and the bt prices in years, our people will save moujy, rnpteriais and wealth. There is i chance for greater expansion. Our factory prou uc'.l will bc in demand, our people profitably en ployed. We are e. great agricultural people, at peace with the whole world." E. C. Simnons, Simrncne Hardware Company, St. Louis. Missouri. "General business is absolutely -ound and hexltliy. There nc?d be no fear or apprehension about it. Our August business will I th'nl: shou tho largest Tale of cny August for fifty years, witb promisa of better business later." JV.:n C'ay, Pr., Cbys Robinson & Co., Chicago. "Th livestock business Is not suffering from the effects of the war. !t is iike'r tc fcj benefited, as a continuance of the fighting will tend to ir.creaso the demand .'or our products. We are decidedly short of cattle ant! sheep, with s. fair supply of hogs, the latter depending automatically on the corn crop. We arc deViins in a product needed every day nd the country cannot afford to have the streams of production an consumption seriously interfered with. In my jvdsn-.ent ivi aro at the bgirtning of a long war winch wit! only end by exhaustion. Th enormou resources of the conflicting parties point this way. Ths United Stit, is certainly at tho Rate of jppart'jx-'. nd -j honest and upright dealing, payment of lie." just debts, even although other nations r.-6 t. I.', she will goin immense benefits in cro-lit unl trtiie b a wise and liberal policy." C. A. ratlerson, Fes., Peoria Drih & -vder Company, Peoria, Illinois. "Close attention So business and the nev neces sity cacsed hy the existing conditions abroad will keep farm r.nd factory bu-iy. Opportunity has been unexpectedly forced upon the inventive minds of Amercan buine men and the sp'endid resultt of their acc-?n..!isment will be a surprise to other natiens or.i p;7T&ciablo financial benefit to the United Si." L. Kiiosj, General Manager, Kin VenV'latoi.' Co., OwjjZriuw, Minnesota. "General oul'.ook for business is very good- The incri. in price on raw materials is more than off set L7 the value of farm products. Business gen-criJl-T vill be what business men make it. We can tno p" o'ic irtm buying by talking war Wc will Make bu.'i-j.s Ly talking peace." A. L. Haecker Wood E.othes Silo & Mfg. Co Linccln, fieb.k.. "The business outlook for the United States was never better. Or crops are good our people ore at work and wa are mindful of our opportunity. There is a Mil'y f sentiment for peaco and thrift among us all. Tliis will ripen into a golden period o prosperity." W. C. Davis, Secretary, Davis Milk Machinery Co., Ho. th Chicago, Illinois. "We have been extremely busy and business has Ibeen very good with us. Our volume has run over CO per cent in gain'over last year's business for tr e same period and irJr'culions are that business will be fau'ly good throu;lkou: the year." R. W. Neff, President, The Remmers So Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. "No condition exists that does not indicate that we Americans should have every confidence in the present and future. Bumper crops banks sound with plenty of money no overproduction. Althcugh the war may affect a few, it will build up so many others that the few become n'glibie." The E. C. Brown Company, Rochester, N. Y. "Though our past fiscal year just closing has been the best in our history, many signs point to im provement in 1915. While collections have been tardy, the excellent crop and market conditions already show improvement and a boom seems started." Beechnut Packing Company, Canajoharie, New York. "We look confidently to the future, expecting sup ply and demand to regulate prices as they a'ways nave in the past. We are doing our best from day to d.y to promote our business. We feel that , conditions are good; that the best times we have ever had are coming soon." - tier greatest of prosperity is found 'Vanmaker, Philadelphia. Pa. "Now is certainly a most excellent time for the American people to find out how much they can do for themselves of the things they have been depending upon foreign workmen to do. We not only can, but must, find out now whether or not thi- nation can stand firm or its own two hundred million feet and make its own inventions to meet its own necessities and provide its own luxuries, and at the same time feed and clothe a great part of the rest of the world. W: have the youth, energy, capital, will, the men and women to do these things. We can do everything that we are called upon to do, but deliver the goods, and we can't deliver the goods because we have no mer chant marine. Let us get the ships first of all. It will Le no trouble to put the crews and cargoes aboard them. We must start ploughing the seas for an early harvest." B. L. Hupp, Sec, Loose-Wiles Biscuit Co., Kansas City, Missouri. "We look for favorable business conditions in this country during the war period, since Europeal manufacturers are hampered in doing businec here especially in agricultural sections and iff tho-.e manufacturing districts, a demand for whose products is directly created by the war. W anticipate a very satisfactory business tbi falL Fred Warner, Sales Manager, Oakland Motor Car Co., Pontiac, Michigan. "Our connections throughout the etitir Uni'J States report constancy impiov'ng business con'i tions. The only complaints a.'t from the Colton statci, and the feeling there is that their condition -vill be righted very roon. War sl.nuld :n most lines veiy materially increase our volume of buJi ness and prestige in world markers. We believe the next twelve months will sSo grei pro.,-ei 'y. ' L. K. Wynn, President, Black Silk Stove Po'ish Work, Sterling, Illinois. "American bns:n-.ss and tho net barking; SJ.tn are concret-. T.lero is no :.ii'.-c for aihrr.i. The people are the crchitects of 'he titration. If the ft is any danger, it is in the winds of the people vhr might become panicky. Ignore discus'ou kcei everybody bucy." H. C. Phelps, President, Ohio Carriage Mfg. Co., , Columbus, Ohio. "Our great crops, with good prices assured, haded by our safe and sound banks, m&ke an irrttsistfStL force. What others lestroy we can and will re place. There is nothing wrong with Ohic or V:a United States. We can t be stopped." O. E. Sovereign, President. North American Cons:rvction Company, Bay City, Michigan. "If we can keep our Hat out of the ring we wal have the greatcct period of prosperity -n hi to"v. Our own immediate business future look excep tionally bright. Our A!cJin mills havr been run ning full force twenty hours a day for fne inonihs. Orders booked now necessitate doiml'p.? 01 capacity for 1915." Alfred Hanchelt, Adv. Mgr., F. A. Patiick & Co., Duluth, Minnesota. "The European situation will bring American mercial independence and pre-eminence. It will --. a stronf stimulus to American manufacturer, powerful promoter of foreign trod. Our adint titration, with keen business foresight, .hould mx, opportunities out of prerent cor. liti-. ns." W. R. Wooden, Gen. Mgr., Nichols & Shepard Co., Battle Creek, Michigan. "The conservative lines followed by bi'm;sj (J'.1. erally for the last two or three years malf e pres.T . conditions sound. Sane advantage of preset opportunities insures a period of commercial piOS' perity." A. O. Silver, Treas., W. K. Mullins Company, t Salem, Ohio. "Business is perfectly healthy lint taking a vacatioti pending further developments of the European v.-nk and exportation of crops. An American mcrchvM marine now would open the doors of oportunl;." unused by American manufacturers." O. C. Hansen Mfg. Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin. "American inventiveness, ingenuity, and push vl? cope successfully and rapidly with any detrimenl.A conditions the war between European nations hare precipitated in this country, and the new op portunities now at hand will result in a new pi e perity for this country never before reaiued."