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8 The Newt-Review, Roseburg, Ore. Mon., July 25, 1949
jff FARM and GARDEN NEWS jf
Seed Yield From Four Oregon
Grasses Below Normal But
Far From Status As Failure
Seed yield prospects from four
important Oregon grasses, while
not to be classified as a "bump
er" crop, are anything but a fail
ure, summarizes a veteran crops
observer, E. R. Jackman, O.S.C.
extension farm crops specialist.
A crop by crop summary by
Jackman Is as follows:
Chewings fescue: The Willam
ette valley crop Is not as bad off
as earlier believed. Approximate
ly 6,000 acres will yield close to
the normal 250 pounds of seed
per acre. Yields In eastern Ore'
gon, where 800 acres are located,
will yield about one-half normal
or 250 pounds, Jackman est!
Creeping red fescue: Annroxi
mately 4,500 of the state's 5,000
acres are located in Union coun
ty where seed yields are normal
ly more than 400 pounds per acre.
This year, the crops specialist
expects yields to fall to slightly
less than 200 pounds per acre.
Alta fescue: Most of this acre
age cut for seed is in the Wil
lamette valley. While yields will
be reduced somewhat they will
approximate the normal yield of
200 to 250 pounds per acre. Yields
In Union county will be cut by
two-thirds and will range about
200 pounds per acre, the special
Common ryegrass: Severe win
ter Injury In the Willamette val
ley materially decreased the
stand. After much spring air
OIL TO BURN
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ed deliveries of high quality
tore and burner oil
MYERS OIL CO.
Distributors of Hancock
Petroleum Products For
Vol. XI, No. 29
No Grain on Saturday
Wo want all the grain you can
spare out of this year's harvest
We want It so bad we will pay
you Portland prices for vour
oats, barley and speltz, and as
mucn as uncle sam win nav you
for your whe-at.
(AND WHEN WE MEET
UNCLE SAM'S PRICE. THAT'S
But whatever happens, rlon't
bring any of It on Saturdays.
Cause on Saturdays, half our
force goes flshlne. and )t keens
the other half too busv nuttlns
out tnose good, tnose popular
inose economics!, those iresh
UMFQUA FEEDS. (The fol ow.
Ing Saturday, the other half goes
iisning ano the I snermen d sh
out tne iced).
So. no matter wot hanopns.
don't fetch vour grain In on Sat
urdays, Why not loin the bovs
ana go iisning.'
Your Poor Milk-Kow!
wniie driving tnroueh our
beautiful, though presently drv
countryside a lew days back we
noticed some nice looklne Jer
seys eating browse In a dry pas
ture. The grass was nipped
pretty close, all right, but there
was some nice Juicy poison-oak
in the pasture, and along the
crccK some nice brush.
It Just occurred to us that
people In the past have been
making a mistake keeping goats
to clear up the land. No Income
except from the hair, and eating
a kid occasionally. When they
might hf.ve used Jerseys, and
had Income from milk.
Seriously, though, we are sure
these nice sleek Jersevs had ac
cess to a good bait of 'UMPQUA
MILKMAKER every milking.
They couldn't of looked so nice.
otherwise. Good cows; good
udders. And doubtless, what
this man enjoys, he owes to
Why not check up on YOUR
pasture? If It's getting short,
your best bet Is to UP the
amount of UMPQUA MILK
MAKER, and KEEP UP the
amount of milk. It's hard to
bring the milk flow hack un
after it ha hit the down grade.
Deep Litter end the Easy Life
Folks tell im they forget
thlnes In the rush of work, and
some times "The Feed Bag" re
minds them Just in tne nick of
time. Well, let us remind you
rleht now: It's time to get that
deep litter started.
DeeD litter started early will
get to work, and when winter
comes will not need to oe re-
moved. If we wait too :ong, the
plane reseedlng, the crop Is still
UKeiy to De somewnat in snort
supply due to reduced acreage.
Instead of the usual 90.000 acres
there will be about 60,000 acres
cut for seed.
An unusually dry spring In the
Union county area accounts for
ine low seed yields in mat area,
Word from the Spokane area In
wasnmgton, where much chew
ings fescue grass seed Is produc
ed, Indicates yields in that sector
win be about 25 percent or nor
mal. Much creeping red fescue
seed is produced In Canada, but
Jackman does not know the stat
us of the crop. Certified alta fes
cue seed will sell higher than the
support price of 35 cents a pound
for blue tag seed, Jackman be
lieves. Wheat Damage
PORTLAND, July 25 UP)
First payments in Oregon for
damage to wheat have been sent
out to wheat growers by the Fed
eral Crop Insurance corporation.
Director Murl Cummings said
Union county had been hardest
hit of the state areas by weather
conditions. He said only 69 no
tices of probable Joss have been
Cummings said the state's 1949
crop outlook had Improved over
previous estimates, when drouth
conditions appeared most severe.
. He reported frost in June In
Union county might have dam
aged as much as 90,000 bushels
rcelalmable under the Insurance
Meanwhile, the U.S.D.A. an
nounced county goals for the 1950
wheat crop, set at 944,891 acres,
down 10 per cent from this year's
Allotments Include Douglas
The News-Review classified ads
bring best results. Phone 100.
Uncle Hank Says . . .
A PERSON AU. WRAPPED)
UP H HIMSELF MAKE6
A HECK OP A IOOK1N
thing seems to flatten out, and
we have to work like slaves.
We saw some the other dav.
Just In the right condition. It
was sawdust. We recommend
sawdust as the best material for
building up good deep litter.
Most any ordinarily good litter
will work, If started early
enough, though. Still, ten In
ches or a foot of sawdust is
We don't know why we tell
you all this, because we have a
batch of cane litter on hand to
sell. It's perfectly dry, and
makes a fine built-up litter. It
should be started now, too. Tt
Is used very generally back In
the East, where they don't have
So, If you can't get good drv
sawdust, don't get discouraged.
Come In and load up on this
"SERVAL STAZDRY" litter. We
are having a olenrance sale on
SERVAL. -While It lasts, onlv
$2.00 a bale. About the same
coverage as peatmoss at half
TEACHER: If Mother cave
you a big apple and a little one
and told you to divide with your
brother, which would you give
TOMMY: Do you moan my big
brother, or my little one?
A Chinaman with tooth ache
phoned the dentist for an ap
pointment. Dentist: 'Two thirty all
Chink: "Yes. tooth hurtoe all
light. Hurtoe like hell! What
time I come?"
It's a little carlv for this one.
But, how much light would your
electric bulbs give on a real
dark night in the egg factory?
We have seen bulbs so covered
with dust and grime that we
doubt whether the hens could
FOUR-FOOTED MOWER S Passengers from a KLM
Beek, Maastricht, Netherlands
Wheat Smut Treatment By Wet
Method Gaining In Popularity
Although dry methods give Just
as effective control, use of the
newer wot, so-called slurry treat
ment, to prevent wheat smut is
gaining popularity throughout Or
egon's wheat belt, reports an O.
S.C. farm crops specialist, Rex
Number of machines In use has
Increased greatly within the past
year or so, the specialist adds.
To make use of Ceresan M by
the wet, slurry method, requires
a specially built machine design
ed to weigh accurately and meas
ure wheat seed as well as the
amount of treating material
July 25, 1949.
find the bulbs without a match.
Electric lights help you get
good production when th price
of eggs Is best. Why not get
what you pay for? Plan on some
new bulbs for the coming win
ter, or if your old ones are still
good, clean them up a bit. We
find even our living room bulbs
get to the point where they need
to be replaced. Save the hens'
eyesight. Get new bulbs. (We
don't sell bulbs).
Don't Use in Metal
Many people In Douglas
County use blue vitriol, (blue
stone and copper sulphate are
the same) occasionally for their
chickens and turkeys. It is a
good practice, If used according
to formula. But It must not be
used In metal.
However, If you have metal
waterers, you can make them
safe for medicated water of any
kind by painting them with
"DAB." It Is cheap and effec
tive. Covers the metal which
will keep the medication from
contacting metal. "DAB" also
slops leaks In wood troughs, un
less they are too big. For coating
the seams In new troughs, or
filling small cracks In old ones,
as well as rust holes in metal
troughs, "DAB" will do the Job.
Don't throw those old troughs
away. Save money and time by
repairing with "DAB." Get it
at the MILL.
Lecturer: "He who gives In
when he Is wrong is wise; but
he who gives In when he is
Voice from audience: "Is mar
ried!" Clean Cool Water
We don't like that song on
the radio, but we do like the
Idea of clear cool water Xje
poultry and livestock In warm
weather. We also like the Idea
of good sanitation around water
ers. Your birds can have both with
"DOUGHBOY VVATE R BUS."
Several of the county's loading
poultry-men huve gone 100' to
Doughboys. They are economi
cal in price and water usage,
can be cleaned In two seconds,
with a minimum wast, and are
all 'round the most sanitary
proposition we have seen in
watering paraphernalia. One
doughboy will handle the re
quirements of 200-250 mature
One more reminder You ran
Cay more, but you can't buy
airport. The sheep clear away more trass than the mower they replaced.
Big advantage the wet method
has over other treating methods
using Ceresan products is the
fact that obnoxious dust and
fumes are eliminated. With the
slurry method, seed wheat must
still be allowed to set 24 hours
between treating and planting,
Warren emphasizes. This waiting
period allows full utilization of
gas that is formed by Ceresan
M. It kills smut spores.
Although water is used in the
slurry method, Warren states the
moisture content of seed wheat
is Increased less than one per
cent by proper use of this treat
ment. New Improved Ceresan, copper
carbonate or basic copper are all
recommended smut control treat
ments. With New Improved Ce
resan, dust and fumes are ob
jectionable. Copper carbonate
and basic copper, while effective,
depend entirely upon direct con-
Registered Willametta Val
ley Lred Romneys from Im
ported rams. Choice selec
tions now available..
The New goodvear
Does wet, boggy ground
tall your tractor keep
you from working your
fields and threaten your
Play safe let us Install
a set of new Super-Sum-Grip
tires on your tractor.
In actual farm tests, these
tires pulled heavy
loads through wet, slick,
slippery soil where other
tires bogged down , . .
and they don'l cetl
com In and
plane are surrounded by sheep at
tact with the smut spores. Their
use Is ineffective when mixing is
not thorough, the specialist points
out. A good many warehouses as
well as commercial seed treaters
have now Installed the slurry
Poor treatment which resulted
from short-cuts or cutting down
on the amount of offensive mate
rial has been virtually eliminated
through use of the automatic slur
Slurry treating seed as it
comes from the field will not af
fect germination if the grain is
planted within six weeks, War
ren points out. Hold-over Ceresan
treated seed is planted 20 per
cent heavier, the specialist ad
vises. Pigs' Raid On Garden
Costs Their Owner $400
PHILADELPHIA (JP) When
Robert H, Garrett's little pigs go
to market, Garrett hopes they'll
bring their weight in gold.
That would make up a iittle,
he reasoned, for the $400 they
cost him to explore greener pas
tures on the other side of the
The state superior court set
that price for the corn and tur
nips Garretts' 26 pigs consumed
in the Lancaster county farm of
Mr. and Mrs. James Consylman.
the on earth
look It over
Hansen Motor Co.
Oak & Stephens
ROSEBURO, ORE. Phone 44
Puts High Prices
PORTLAND, July 25 UP)
Morton i o m p k l n 8, Oregon
Grange master, blames the middle-man
for high food prices. He
demands a congressional investi
Tompkins charged that the
farmer was being made the fall
guy on the current market.
He said farm prices on many
commodities are at a "ruinously
low" level, while retail prices are
being held high. These retail
prices result from "high mark
ups by processors and distrib
utors," he told a reporter.
Tompkins said he had asked
the secretary of agriculture and
Oregon congressmen for a con
Tompkins took potatoes as an
example. The retail price has
held at 5 cents a pound both last
year and this, although the sup
port price has dropped from $2.35
to $1.40 a hundred pounds, he
The grange master added that
grower prices in strawberries fell
33 per cent, while the retail price
of frozen strawberries went down
only 13 per cent.
A letter he wrote to the sec
retary of agriculture said. "It
would appear that food proces
sors and distributors are retain
ing all of the high markups of
previous seasons and taking
whatever price adjustments
seem necessary or expedient out
of the pocket of the farmer, all
tne while letting him get the
blame for high prices of food
stuffs. Frankly, we don't like it."
Heavy Corn Crop
In Meat Prices
PULLMAN. Wash.. July 25
UP) The mid-west's bumper corn
crop win mean still competition
for northwestern livestock pro
ducers, but should also bring low
er prices for the butcher's cus
That was the opinion expressed
by Karl Hobson, extension econ
omist, at Washington State col
lege. Hobson said the corn crop es
timated at 3 1-2-blllion bushels
will mean cheaper food for hogs
and cattle In the corn belt. Corn
sold around $1.00 a bushel In
many mid-western areas last
winter, Hobson said, and added
that a price increase is unlikely
with a large harvest In sight. He
compared that price with the cost
of wheat In the northwest which
is generally near $1.90 a bushel.
The economist said the large
corn harvest and a large carry
over from last year's crop should
mean lower retail meat prices
for two years.
Milk, Cream Shipments
At Reedsport Decline
Shipments of milk and cream
to the Reedsport Creamery and
Cheese factory are dropping off
sharply, according to Svend
Knutsen, owner of the plant.
A seasonal drop is normal at
this time of year, but the pro
longed dry spell has dried up the
pasture on all ranches along the
coast to such an extent that pro
duction has taken a heavy slump
unusually arly this year.
The demand for cheese is not
strong, either, according to Mr.
Knutsen, and the price not fa
vorable. Eggs of almost all birds and
some reptiles and fish are o r
have been eaten by men In some
parts of the world.
Prevent the Loss of Valuable
Topsoil with the
Use this rugged equipment to
break hard pan, allowing water
to penetrate. Prevents run-off
of surface water, presents loss
of crops from standing water.
Your John Deere Dealer
Soybeqn Brings $500 Million Yearly
To American Farmers, Manufacturers
By JANE EADS
WASHINGTON The lowly soy
bean, first Introduced in this
country in the early 1900s, has
developed into one of our most
versatile crops. Last year
brought close to $500,000,000 to
farmers and manufacturers of
Some 220,201,000 bushels of the
beans were grown last year. Il
linois was the biggest producer,
with Iowa and Indiana runners-
up, the Department of Agricul
ture tells me. '
Of all the new scientific indus
tries stimulated by the impact of
World War II, the soybean indus
try has shown the most spectac
ular growth and progress. Soy
beans now are used in scores of
different ways, from the making
of paints to patties, toothbrush
handles to hydro-carbons.
In the Department of Agricul
ture's Northern Regional Re
search Laboratory at Peoria, 111.,
where most of the soybean re
search is carried on, new outlets
for their use are being constantly
Gelsoy, the new soy-bean prod
uct which whips, Jells and glues
is the latest of these. It is the
first vegetable protein product
found which "Jells." It can be
whipped like egg-white to make
meringues lor pies and is uselul
as a water-resistant adhesive.
Sticking Quality Great
Gelsoy, made from soybean
flakes by a process of alcohol
washing and water extraction
with no heating, has a super
"stick-toit-iveness." It will stick
to tin and glass as well as to
wood, paper and other materials.
Laboratory researchers say Its
first industrial use will be to seal
the cork in metal crown caps for
A wag "In the department says
that the device of "steaming open
the envelope" to obtain informa
tion a traditional dodge of spy
story and detective fiction writ-er!-may
well become obsolete.
"The heat of the steam would
merely make the glue water
proof," he says.
The greatest single factor
which brought change in the life
of the soybean was the over-running
of the Dutch Indies and the
Philippines by the Japs early in
the war. This cut off our sources
of coconut and palm oils and cre
ated a shortage of oils and fats
In this country. The only domes
tic oil-seed which could be grown
in large enough quantities to
meet the deficit was the soybean.
NEW METHOD OF
Wild Blackberries Roses
Poison Oak, etc.
These weed nuisancei are now past. We ore power
equipped to eradicate these pests.
CONSULT US AND PUT THAT USELESS LAND INTO
July, August, and first part of September is the time
for the killing.
Jack May Landscaping Co,
1350 Harrison St. Phone 452 J
is the time
-To Stop Winter Erosion
-To Condition Soil
Free Demonstration With No Obligation
Its oil Is the soybean's most val
Soybean meal and flour are
used for a multitude of feed and
goods, spaghetti, confectionery
and foods for pets. Soybeans are
also used for the making of fire
extinguishers. A vegetable milk
from soybeans is now produced
and sold in this country.
Umpqua Valley Rabbit Breed
ers association was organized
Tuesday at Howard's Hardware
at Winston. First meeting of
the rabbit grower's group was
attended by 21 persons.
Purpose of the new association
is to further the rabbit industry,
to encourage use by the public
of rabbit meat, and to increase
the value of fur and wool by
products of rabbits.
Officers of the new associa
tion are as follows:
Jacene Wiles, president; C. E.
Bowman, vice president; Harry
Cummings, secretary; Mrs. Har
ry Cummings, treasurer; and L.
Gastrof, Mrs. E. V. Boyer, End
Mrs. Rachel Cox, board of di
rectors. Committee appointments in
clude: Earl Clark, Charles G. Brent
and Gastrof, market survey; C.
E. Bowman and Mr. Belding,
constitution and by-laws; Jacene
Wiles and J. F. Wiles, adver
tising; Mrs. Cox and Jacene
Wiles, entertainment. '
Next meeting of the group will
be held at Howard's Hardware,
Winston, at 8 p.m., Tuesday,
Aug. 2. All interested persons
are Invited to attend.
Members signed up thus far
include C. E. Bowman, Ray and
Rachel Cox, Mrs. Inez Stancliff,
Mrs. E. V. Boyer, Oscar D. Hub-.
bard, George L. Sinclair, A. R.
Hern, L. J. Schuster, Beldings
Rabbitry, Grants Pass; Mr. and
Mrs. Guy Metcalf, L. Gastrof,
Guy R. Moore, Earl and Doris
Clark, Charles G. Brent, Jacene
Wiles and J. F. Wiles, Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Cummings, and Dex
ter Sims. ' -
Lake Superior with an area of
31,820 square miles is believed to
be the largest body of fresh
water In the world.
893 N. Jackson St.