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the Good Roads memorial on this page at once. Sign your name and postoffice in ink, and cut out the document and send it to the Manag ing Editor of The Ranch, that you may immediately be listed as a Good Roads enthusiast along with the thou sands of farmers who will join in the movement. In our movement for better roads, The Ranch will have the co-operation of the Washington State Good Roads Association and of Samuel Hill, its famous president, who is the most eminent Good Roads worker in the United States. Mr. Hill, who is a son in-law of James J. Hill, the famous railroad operator and empire builder, Sign this Memorial and send it to The Ranch at once. A GOOD ROADS MEMORIAL A Pl#* for Better State Highways From the Sovereign Fanners of the Pacific Northwest. Kditor The Ranch: Whereas, the farmers of the Pacific Northwest comprise a great portion of this empire's most sturdy, prosperous and wealth-producing citizenship, and, Whereas, of all the industries of this vast and rich empire, the agricultural in dustry is the most basic, the most enduring and of concern to a greater number ot people than all others, and, Whereas, we the farmers, are among the heaviest taxpayers, the greatest pro ducers of raw material, the most potent instigators of our commercial, financial and industrial supremacy, and, Whereas, we are absolutely dependent for our transportation facilities (which means the marketing of our crops and our subsequent prosperity) upon the good and passable condition of our state highways passing through the agricultural dis tricts extending throughout every portion of this Great Northwest, Now Therefore, the undersigned, a farmer and wealth producer of the Pa cific Northwest, together with those other farmers who are interested in this move ment do herewith proclaim unto our respective Governors and Legislators, tnat the subject of Good Roads is one of primary importance to us; one m which we are vitally interested and one to which we will lend all of the hearty support and co-operation of which we are capable. That, we believe the present state highways arc not in keeping with the great agricultural development which has taken place in the last few years. That we are cognizant of the progress which is being made at the present time and do commend the same, but urge even greater progress and even deeper study in the future of this subject which concerns us so vitally. That Good Roads mean to us higher net prices for our farm products as a result of the lessening of transportation charges to the markets That Good Roads mean the opening up of many agricultural districts now in iicccssiblc to the markets, and the enhancement of value of those lands which are already close to markets but are almost inaccessible because of the almost impas sable highways now existing. In Conclusion we wish to impress upon our lawmakers and our executives that it is our wish, herewith recorded, that with all possible facility and with every energy,' they will work henceforth with a purpose of endowing us in the not too distant future with a system of State highways and a net-work of good roads that will make every agricultural district in the. Pacific Northwest easily accessible to markets, and give every farmer a highway over which he can haul his crops to the nearest market at the slightest possible cost and in the shortest possible time. SIGNED. (Sign in ink.) Name Poatoffiee '. Datt ' OREGON CHERRY FAIR. The Annual Cherry Fair at Salem, Ore is being looked forward to by the fruit growers of Oregon and the entire Pacific Coast with keen interest. In deed fruit experts in all parts of the continent ure watching this event, as it stands for the best exhibition ot the best cherries grown anywhere in the world. Although the date has not yet been fixed for this fair in Salem, it is safe to say that it will be held early in July, as last year's date was July 10, 11 and 12. There is now every reason to believe that a large crop is in store Tor the cherry growers of the state, for tbis season, us they have bloomed bountifully stud, a* far »• can be The Ranch, has given over his life's work to the betterment of roads in the State of Washington, and has already accom plished wonderful work. He now has plans in hand that are certain to be accomplished and that will, when ef fected, advance the Good Roads work in this state ten years, and give it a system of highways of which any com monwealth could well be proud. On Mr. Hill's recommendation, we have been fortunate in securing as the edi tor of our Good Roads department and a supervisor of our Good Roads cam paign, Professor Lancaster, the most thoroughly experienced and competent Good Roads authority and engineer in the United States, who now holds the chair at the Washington State Univer sity. Mr. Lancaster, through our Good learned, they fully fertilized and a large crop of fruit has set. At the 1907 Cherry Fair over sixty premiums were awarded, including about thirty beautiful silver cups. The judges upon that occasion were leading fruit men of the Northwest, and the greatest satisfaction prevailed. Upon the occasion of this fair the Pa cific Coast Nurserymen's Association held its annual meeting in Salem, and the delegates were so thoroughly im bued with the importance and gran deur of the cherry crop that by unani mous vote Salem was declared the Cherry City of the World. There are 1,700 cheese factories and I,'JOO creameries in California. Roads department, will instruct tho farmers of the Pacific. Northwest in road building and take up all subjects pertaining to Good Roads in a thor ough and interesting manner that can not help but arouse enthusiasm. Now, let every reader of The Ranch show his willingness to help in this campaign which we are going to wage for the benefit of each and every one of you, by cutting out the Good Roads Memorial and signing and sending it to us at once. With thousands of these testimonials in our hands, we will feel that we are backed by our readers, and will proceed with our work with considerably more confi dence and enthusiasm. 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