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8 The News-Review, Roseburg, Ore. Mon., Aug. 22, 1949
jf FARM and GARDEN NEWS JI1
OSC Test Of New Water
Wheel Launches Building;
Installation Not Difficult
A single discussion over the
state nation, KOAC, some 10
years ago of a small farm-size
water power electric generator
Installation has "snowballed"
year after year until today at
least 100 installations are known
in Oregon and the O.S.C. engi
neering experiment station has
Issued a bulletin on the subject.
Such is the unusual story be
hind the recent publication of a
bulletin called 'The Bankl Wa
ter Turbine," by Dr. A. A. Mock
more and Fred Merryfield of th?
civil engineering department.
This is not a popular extension
tvpe bulletin, by the way, but one
filled with engineering graphs
and formulas. It does, however,
give a report on the testing done
with this type of water turbine
In O.S.C. laboratories, and mat
cat os Its possibilities for piacti
cal use where a small head of
swift water is available.
The Bankl turbine was Invent
ed and developed in Ormany.
Long before World War II. Dr.
Mockmore obtained a report on
this development and translated
it. A model was then built and
tested in the engineering labora
tories, leading to the report of it
made by Dr. Mockmore over the
The response o the radio talk
was so terrific that Dr. Mock-
more's office was swamped with
requests for more details and in
stallation lnsst ructions. He ar
ranged to have a mimeographed
report Issued which was used to
answer correspondence inai con
tinued for many years.
Factories Get Busy
Meanwhile several Oregon
firms began manufacturing the
small turbine and nozzle, the only
parts that can't be homemade.
A farmer could Install one of
these, hook a little generator to
It, and have his own electric light
plant. Scores did just that.
Installation is simple. A small
wooden dam may be built acrosj
a small stream, and the water
diverted into a wooden flume
where a head of 10 to 20 feet
may he obtained. Near the end of
the flume a vertical box, or pen
stock, is constructed, to which
the turbine nozzle is bolted. When
the turbine is not In use the wa
ter simply discharges over the
Vol. XI, No. 32
Somebody Got Hurt. Ouch!
We are reminded of the old ad:
'They laughed when I sat down,
etc." Once again our customers
are being exhorted to chanRe
from I MPQUA FEKDS to "our
leed. lhe salesmen then pro
ceeded to tell why UMPQUA
FEEDS are not good.
And would you believe it! The
malnost reason propounded is
that 'The Douglas County r lour
Mill CAN'T make a exd feed
for the price they charge." Well,
to our old customers, such rea
soning sounds perfectly silly,
which Indeed it is. We have
many customers w ho have never
used any other feed.
We like those folks. We also
like those others who have tried
other feeds at the Insistence of
some salesman who said his
feed, while maybe not the best
In the world, was at least better
than I'MPQUA. And became bet
ter satisfied with UMPQl'A feeds
as a result of trying out the
other feed, whose main selling
point Is, "Sure, our feed costs
more. That's what makes it bet
ter!" Sound reasoning, what?
Right now. our old customers
may turn the page. Thev have
heard this one before. But for
the benefit of our manv new
customers, let us say emphall
callv: "We first formulate a good
feed. Then we figure the price
as low as possible to cover the
cost of good Ingredients, fail
wages to our men. a decent
profit, and enough above all that
to pay fire insurance, power, up
keep, and the huge amount taken
out by government, national,
state, city and school. That is
the price you pav for I'.MPQl'A
This next line Is for the bene
fit of everybody, Including the
salesmen who sav ue can't make
a good feed for the price w e ak.
The Douglas County Flour Mill
has been making feed atj
friends for over half a rcntui v.
In all those fifty and more vears.
we have never sold a sack of
feed without a guarantee that
you must be satisfied, or yxur
WE ARE TOO PROt'D OF
IMPQUA FFKDS AND TO
FOND OF OCR Cl'STOMERS
TO CHANGE A POLICY
WHICH HAS PROVED SO SIV-
CESSFUL FOR SO I.ONC A
TIME. WOULDNT YOU HE?
Nobody knows what the price
of turkeys may turn out. Prob
ably better than some hope for.
We hope so. But still, you must
cut vour costs as low as possible.
In addition to using L'.MP'JLA
The new bulletin is a more de
tailed engineering report on the
tests made with the Bankl water
turbine at O.S.C.
Soil Building In
Farmers of Oregon will be en
couraged to use the erosion con
trol and soil huildinj practices
of the 11130 Agricultural Conserva
tion program to make the best
use of land taken out of allot
ment crops, E. Harvey Miller,
chairman of the Slate I'MA com
mittee said today. The national
list of approved conservation
practices has just been received
and a stale list is now being pre
pared for use in counties.
The chairman points out that
the state wheat allotment of 941.
Mil acres calls for a reduction of
1111.109 acres from the 1, 1.16,000
acres seeded In 1949, and reduc
tions may be needed in other
Where practicable the seeding
of grass and legumes will be en
couraged. This will make It pos
sible to build soil reserves for the
future and at the same time pro-
vine ieea lor additional livestock.
With livestock numbers low. an
increase will bring about a better
production balance. It will be hal
anclng produciion, not cutting
production, the state chairman
The lfl.V) ACP program soon to
be announced will be available
to all farmers in the state.
WJthin a few weeks, slate hand
books carrying provisions of the
program and a list of conserva
lion practices which have been
approved for Oregon will be sent
to counties to serve as a basis
for county programs.
As in the past, assistance un
der the program will be in the
torm or materials, services and
financial aid, amounting to about
half the "out-of-pocket" cost of
the practices. This assistance is
not to exceed $ZVX) to any one
farmer. Under the 1949 program,
assistance was limited to $M.
Unci Hank Sayt
visaing frieh05 is
ukl breaking in a new
Pair o' shoe JusT
A SHOBT WHILt AT A
Tl'UKEY FEEDS, your best and
most economical buy In turkey
feed Is SPEI.TZ. For some rea
son unknown, turkeys take to
spoil, quicker than they 1o to
any other strange, new feed put
oui for them. You know h.v
they tiptoe around .'.oniethnig
strange in the way of .'qutnmcnt
or feed. But they seem to take to
spcltz like England taics to the
What we wanted to s.n is. the
sM-lt crop locally has boci line.
It yielded well, cither as i vol
unteer winter crop, or a Planted
spring deal. We have our bins
lull of spelt till it's runiii.ig nut
our ears. It Is the lowest priced
turkey fivd you can get. your
birds like it. you need to cut
your costs, and there are three
reasons you should drop mi eed
take out or order out a. lo.-iri of
By the w ay. your chicson l.ens
and pullets love speltz t.. We
know some folks who are feed
ing more sfiellz than .im thing
else, and getting goMi ees. Of
course, egg producers don't nied
to save money, hut it ni :nt toire
in handy if we have a hard
AN OLD IRISHMAN collapsed
In a store. The usual crowd
gathered and suggestions were
cr.orufcd. Above the din one
voice called "i;ive the p.or man
whiskey," but nobody paid any
attention, until the agonled
voice of the victim rose above
the din with: "Will the lot of ye
hold yer tongue and let this
fine Irish lady speak!"
Another Pullet Gone!
Almost every one who has
raised many chickens has ex
perienced that sickening feeling '
Off Two Ways
The investment the country Is
making in conservation is payinv
off. and a substantial share of
the dividends is going to the con
sumers of the country, says J. F.
Bonebrake, chairman of the
Douglas County Agricultural Con
The agricultural conservation
program is a consumer as well
as a farmer program. The major
objective is to maintain and im
prove the productivity of the land
so there will be enough food and
fiber to meet all needs.
As the chairman points nut, I lie
people of cities and towns are
dependent upon the land for food
and fiber. They have a vital In
terest in keeping the land pro
ductive. And, says the chairman, the
work being done under the pro
gram is paying off. While the
conservation work completed by
farmers cooperating in the AO
cannot be credited wholly with
the tremendous Increase in pro
duction since the "thirties." the
improved productivity of the land
has made increased production
possible through better agricul
tural methods, chemicals, and
field crop strains.
This increased production dur
ing and since the war represents
consumer dividends from tne in
vestment made by the govern
ment in consei-vaiion in the last
13 years, the chairman poinU
out. But. further than that, the
soil has been built up and Is be
ing built up to continue to pro
duce abundantly in the future.
The very fact that allotments are
needed to bring production Inn
balance with needs, is in part
due to the effectiveness of the
Agricultural Conservation pro
gram. And there are other direct con
sumer dividends which should not
be overlooked, the chairman ex
plains. The Increased productiv
ity of the land plus price sup
ports adds to the farmer's buying
power and increases activity in
the transportation and merchan
dising of farm commodities. It
means more business for main
street and the market places in
The Flying Dragon glides from
tree to tree on sails o' thin skin,
which stretch over its movable
Aug. 22, 1949.
at the pit of the stummlck upon
finding another pullet has been
picked out by her cannibalistic
sisters. But there Is something
to be done about It now, besides
trying to salvage the carcass
for table use, or, if it is too far
gone, to cook it for the dog or
There is a ronflict of opinion,
some thinking the proper stunt
is to put on "specs." and another
school leaning to DEBEAKERS.
We lean to the deheaklng school.
It Is rapid, seems to cause very
little disturbance to the bird,
w hich returns to eating in a few
minutes. It is also economical.
You can buy an efficient de
heaker at the Mill for about the
rost of specs for 500 hens. DON'T
LOSE YOl'R BEST PI IJ.ETS.
Do something about It. Which
ever you choose, specs or debak
ers, see us at the Mill.
Boy, Is Ah skcercd! Jos' got a
letter from a man threatening
to cut mah heart out wif a razor
If'n I didn't stay away frum his
Well, why don't you stay away
from his chicken house? "
The man didn't sign his name
to de letter.
FOR SALE: Good New I lamp
hreeding cockerels. R, Cary,
The County Fair.
For many years Douglas
County has been without a
county fair. It has been cm
harassing to talk with folks from
other counties where the County
Fair Is the year's biggest event.
Now we don't have to hang our
head any more. louglas County
is back in the swim, with the
first fair in ages. August
and l!7th. IVn't miss it. Lets
make the Douglas County Fair
one of the best, yes, let's make it
the best in the stale.
Then, if you like horse racing,
land who doosn'H, you can get
your fill for a few days. All the
rest of the week, under the
lights, in the cool of the evening.
You've never had a chance to
watch horse racing under the
lights away from the hot sun.
Now Is vour chance. Don't miss
Most of the race horses are
being fed on the stuff we sell,
for you can't fool a good race
horse owner. They find the best
place In town and get their horse
feed there. Thev found 'he Dong,
las Flour Mill right off the bat.
GARDENER'S PRIDE The large
I sunflowers, measuring mere
than a foot in diameter, and
tall corn growing in the garden
at the Orville Munson home on
the Melrose road are his pride.
Upper picture shows his home
in the background and his tall
sunflower plants in the fore
ground, from which he sells
seeds to a local pet shop. Mid
dle picture shows even rows
of corn on left and cultivated
squash beds in foreground.
Lower, Munson shows his wife
one of his sunflower blossoms.
OF THE YEAR
71" x 49' STEEl BODY
44 CU. FT. CAPACITY
with STEEl SKID STRIPS
95-H.P. l-HEAD ENGINE
Main ot Douglas Roseburg
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Needed In Many
Parts Of Oregon
Two thousand additional pick
ers are needed to help harvest
snap heans. hops, prune and oth
er late fruits in various parts f
the state, the Oregon State Km
plovment service reports.
Center of agricultural activity
for the next month or six weeks
will be the Salem area, where
1 .'UKl more workers can be used
at once in the early hops and
snap bean harvest and wheie
many more will be needed dur
ing the height of hop picking in
eai Iv September. Cucumbers,
blackberries, pears, peaches ani
grain also are readv for harvest.
McMinnville. Hillshoro, Gresh
am, and Kuirene have issued
calls for outside heljj. but theie
is room for only a hundred or
two in each area.
In Kastern Oregon, the only
FEED QUALITY AND PRICES ARE RIGHT
FREE FIELD SERVICE
FOR FEED SEED OR REMEDIES
PHONE OR CALL
Roseburg Feed & Seed Co.
H I Centennial Ftedt and Centennial Flour
Oak and Spruce St. Phont 374
-nw' ' . ' .. . at
labor shortage area is around
Kreewater, where fresh prunes
are being picked and packed.
Tents are available occasional
ly at several farm labor camps,
but most applicants should bring
heir own accommodations and
equipment. Everyone is advised
to be prepared lor camping out
and preparing their own food.
! Pear harvest is in full tilt
; around Hood River and Medford,
j both of which offices report an
! adequate labor supply. Ontario,
j which had early shortages of
! field workers, also has a surplus
t at the present time,
j Before moving to any arc,
'prospective workers should make
I inquiries from the nearest local
employment office, it is warneJ.
Bosweil Mineral Baths
1 Mile S. of Drain. Oregon
Many Prizes Are Reported
Given At Cow Creek Fair;
Top Honors Are Announced
The second annual Cow Creek
Community fair held Sunday,
Aug. 14, turned out to be a major
success. Larry Hill won the grand
prize in the junior entries with a
shorthorn beef calf, and Shirley
Gilhum took grand prize among
the adults with a fat lamb.
The fair, sponsored by the
Azalea Grange, was held at the
Grange hail. A record crowd was
present, making it necessary for
some of the people to park on the
county road adjoining the
grounds. The main features if the
inside displays were booths by
the Azalea Home Extension unit
and the Garden club.
All cash prizes for the fair were
raised by the Grange through
ben 'fits and donations by the
people of the community, and
merchandise prizes were con
tributed by merchants in Azalea,
Glendale and Grants Pass. The
agricultural committee, with Hen
ry Tanner as chairman, was in
cha. ge of the fair.
Following is a list of prizes
Nad 41 hrrB first. Bert Gilpatrtrk:
rond, Shirley Gllham: third, Frank
Iran ftrtt and lecond. Bill
Hppf ttork- first iter, Larry Hill:
necond. Diana Crippn; firnt heifer, Larrv
Mullarkey; second. Nolan Tanner, all
jtinmr division; firil, bull, aervireahle.
Foreman'" dairy; first, bull. calf. Don
Slfiper; first, ateer. Ora Condrav; first
hnfer. Louii Brady, firat. beef cow
Frannk Van Valkenburi; best pen of
calves. Shirley Gllham.
Iiairr stark first, senior heifer. Rod
erick Head; first, junior heifer, Larrv
Hill, all junior division: firat, heifer.
Ora Condray. adult division.
Hoc first, fat hog. Walter HIM: sec
ond. Bill Hill- first, feeder pig Harold
Tanner; second. Larry Diltz. junior di
vision: first, fat hog, Frank Hill, adult
Sheep first, breeding lamb 'white
face, Larry Worley. first, breeding
lamb 'black face, Lee Mills; first,
breeding ewe, Mary Lee Rust, junior
division: first, fat lamb. Shirlev Gil
ham: second. Louts Brady, adult di
vision. Rlhhlts- first, fryers, Barbara Young:
second. Clifford Worley: third. Richard
Head; first, breeding doe, Clifford Wor
ley; recond, Larry Mollers: first, junior
breeding doe, Larry Mollers, Junior di.
vision; first, breeding doe. Mrs Winsen
burg; first, hreeding buck. Mrs. Wln
senburg. adult division.
t hickrns first. Richard Chambers,
second. Darrell Worley: juior division
firi. dual purpose. Brady - Foreman
Chicken ranch; first, cross. Foreman s
dairy: first, "chicken of tomorrow, Fore
nmn's dairv. adult division
llu'k first, Delia Rust; second. Car
Oeese first, Billy Mullarkey; first..
Foreman s dairy, adults.
Best display af vegetables Peggy San
derson. Be, tJIsplar af towers Garden elub.
Best display r rook i nr. Jane Rust.
Woodworking first. Jirn Booth; sec-
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end, Hal Booth
Rest display af esnaing Jane Rust
t Iswers. indiridaal first, Ruth San
derson second, Irene Oldenburg
Qallts first and second. Mrs. Slopcr.
Hook ruts first. Cora Chad wick
Table rlotht first, Velma Anderson;
second, Glenora Tanner.
I'laibing Frank y Sheppard.
Crochet Mrs Hat Booth.
Fanrvwerk -Ruth Sanderson and Lata
CrarhMed rug Susan Tanner.
Drawings Mrs. Wmsenburg and Cor
Itm display af at edit ark Horn
Assn. Elects Officers
CORVALLIS, Aug. 22. (.
t The Oregon Poultry Improve-
ment association elected G. A.
Boyington, Hood River, president
;at the annual meeting at Oregon
I State college last week. He suo
ceeds Don Anchors, Grants Pass.
F. E. Fox and Richard Han
son, Corvallis; J. R. McRae, Mil
waukee; Lloyd A. Lee, Salem,
were elected to the board of di
rectors. Holdover di rect ors are
Anchors and George Gilmore,
The association agreed to dis
card pullorum controlled rating
from the Oregon poultry im
provement plan. Tnis follows
similar action in neighboring
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