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Turkey Growers Protected
By Federal Price Support;
Scale Of Payments Listed
Turkey growers are protected
by a gcvernment price support
program. J. F. Bonehrake. chair
man of the Douglas County Agri
cultural Conservation committee,
reminded farmers todav.
The program, which sets a
floor below which average farm
prices should not fall, will oper
ate through purchases of frozen
dressed turkeys in car-lot quanti
ties. Purchases will be made
from producers or from other sel
lers who certify that they have
paid producers the announced
support prices for the live tur
keys bought from Aug. 1 through
their contract delivery date.
Prices will vary by zones, by
month, and by weight. Turkeys
offered to the government be
tween Aug. 1 and Dec. 28 mujt
be delivered within 30 days.
The liveweight price sellers
must pay Oregon producers for
turkeys weighing under 18
pounds Is 34.50 cents per pound
during the month of August. The
support Increases one-fourth of a
cent each month through Novem
her; the December support is the
same as for November. August
price supports in the state for
other weights are: ls-zl pounds,
31.25 cents: 22-24 pounds. 27.75
cents; 24 pounds and over, 25.00
"The turkey program will offer
a national average price support
of about 31 cents a pound." Bone
brake said. 'This is expected to
be around 90 percent of parity for
tne whole marketing season. Last
year, producers received a U. S.
average liveweight price or 47.
cents per pound for turkeys sold
from August through December
an all-time record levtl. Prices
received by farmers for turkeys
on July 15 ol this year averaged
34.7 cents per pound.
To encourage the trade to store
turkevs during the normal mar
keting season, the Department of
Agriculture will also purcna
during July, 1950, frozen turkeys
in storage which were purchased
from producers In 1949.
Evergreen Cones With Seeds Pin
Money Source; Follow Squirrels
Here's how you can spend that
weekend at the mountains and
make it pay.
Bring back a few sacks full f
tree seed bearing cones. Charles
R. Ross. O.S.C. extension fores
try specialist, says government
and private seed dealers are
looking for tree seed this year as
never before. With plans for step
ped up reforestation vork, nur
series are looking for more seed.
That coupled with a few lean
seed gathering years has placed
a premium on certain forest tree
seeds. Wanted particularly are
cones bearing seeds of Douglas
fir. hemlock, Port Orlord cedar
and white fir.
From one well established deal
er in the state, the forestry spe
cialist has obtained the following
price information. On a per bush-
Johnson Fuel Co.
tor " ops
See Phil Durnam
Linoleum Laying and
el basis, Douglcs fir cones are
worth 75 cents to $1.50. Hemlock
cones are worth $2.50 per bushel
Port Orford cedar $5; and white
fir from $1 to $2. There Is also
market for sugar :ine cones.
In the lower elevations of the
Willamette valley, cones were
ready tor picking about mld-AU-gust.
After about September V).
the cones will be dry and much
of the seed will drop out. In high
er elevations, the picking season
will be progressively later end
ing with white fir in late October.
Koss points out that all the
seed gathering opportunities are
not in the mountains. Many yard
and pasture trees are excellent
The white fir species wanted are
Abies concolor and Abies bran
dis. Ross suggests that cone gath
erers check with market outleis
to make sure they have the de
sired strain of white fir before
picking large quantities. In most
cases dealers are willing to call
at farms to purchase cones.
And, here's an added tip on
where to look. Follow the squir
rels, Ross suggests, since they
have a bumper tree seed crop to
work on this year and they are
busy now gathering next winters
920 S. Main
Farm Bureau Federation
To Move Headquarters
MILTON, Aug. 22 (m The
Oregon Farm Bureau federation
will move its headquarters from
Pendleton to Salem on Aug. 30
31. Federation President W. Low
ell Steen said second floor offices
TO ORDER YOUR
Next Winters Fuel
O 16" Green Slabwood
O Planer Ends
ORDER YOUR WOOD NOW WHILE SUPPLIES ARI
PLENTIFUL AND YOU CAN GET
WE ALSO HAVE:
Sawdust 4' Slabwood
16" Mill Ends 16" Dry Slobwood
ROSEBURG LUMBER CO.
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State Corn Show
To Be Held This
Year In Ontario
The popular hybrid yield con
test will again be featured dur
ing the eighth annual stale corn
show to be held this vear in
Ontario, the show committee has
announced through its co-chairmen
R. E. Fore and Rex Warren
at O.S.C. The commiltee expects
to choose show dates in late
November or early December.
Fore, professor of farm crops,
and Warren, extension farm crops
Mon., Aug. 22, 1949 -The Newt-Review, Roteburg, Or.
an Industry advisory committee
will be set up to help make pur
specialist, say Wear exhibit
classes will be Included In the
show again this year. Classes
and districts for entries similar
to last year's have been an
nounced. Included will be compeuuon in
open classes, 4 11 club members
and FFA members. Entries will
be classed on the basis of the
following districts: Upper Wil
lamette valley, tower Willam
ette valley, southern Oregon and
eastern Oregon. Open class en
trants must raise five acres ot
corn; 4-H club members one acre;
and FFA students three acres for
entry in the yield contests.
Representatives of the state
corn show committee will visit
farms of entrants and determine
yields and maturity of corn. ThJ
state commiltee will be respon
sible for transporting entries to
Ontario. Exhibits raised In the
western part of the state will
be first assented in Corvallls.
PORTLAND, Aug. 22. (fl
it's only a month until Christmas
at Red Cross headquarters here.
The organization has asked for
volunteers to help get readv.
Some 72.000 packages and 12.0(i0
holiday stockings must be pack
ed, wrapped and shipped over
seas to military servicemen with
in the next month.
Birds can see most of the col-
I ors humans can see.
THEY "CET THE SACK" AND LIKE IT The men who operate the hay baler on Walser
Hahn's farm near Jefferson City, Mo., complained about the heat and dust. So Hahn's son, Herbert,
aolved the problem with the ingenious air-conditioning device above. The mobile unit consists of
a blower operated from the hay baler by a V-belt. The workers put sacks, with transparent plastic
windows, over thel' ad and work in air-cooled comfort.
I Government Plans To
Buy Bartlett Pears
I PORTLAND, Aug. 22-.P
i The chairman of the Oregon pro
Iduction and marketing admini
stration commitlee savs the gov
ernment is going to slaii buying
I Bartlett pears in Oregon and
The announcement had long
been hoped for by Pacific North-
Pioneer Sheepmen Of Oregon
Will Be Honored By Plaque To
Be Displayed At Fairgrounds
Honoring Oregon's pioneer Oregon Purebred Sheep Breeders
purebred sheep breeders.
bronze plaque containing the
names of 24 early-day breeders
will be dedicated by Governor
Douglas McKay in the sheep barn
at the Oregon state fairgrounds,
Salem, Tuesday, September 6 at
11 a.m. This announcement is
made by C. M. Hubbard, Monroe,
president of the Oregon Purebred
Sheep Breeders association.
S. A. Jackson, Benton county
extension agent and association
secretary, says the 24 by 3ti inch
plaque will be set in a three-
sided concrete enclosure which
will also house a drinking foun
tain. Other speakers scheduled to
take part in the dedication cere
mony li.clude Dr. A. L. Strand.
Oregon Stale college president,
and C. P. Kizer, llairisburg. now
close to 80 and prominent for
many years in the stale's pure
bred sheep industry. Kier's
name is among those included
on the plaque.
it Is Delieved tne action or the
association is the first of its kind
in the slate to honor pionet'
breeders. Descendants of persons ( west jM-ar growers, anxious
named on the plaque are asked a mint declining market prices on
to attend, J iuhbard adds. Twelve i mis years crop.
Cnjoy the adaanlaM.
fin koKe, '
Elgarose 4-H Club
Has Party, Hikes
By MRS. THELMA HANSON
Elgarose 4-H canning club
members took a hike following
their regular meeting Thursday.
Mrs. Thelma Sundlierge, local
leader, was in charge. The busi
ness meeting was conducted by
the president, Marlene Bart hoi
omy. Sally Brown led the club in
song and yells.
"Happy Birthday" was sung in
honor of Carmen Cooper. A birth
day cake was served. Sylvia Tan
ner and Ardilh Anderson were
Those who took the hike were
Dixie Woolen, Saily Brown,
Marge Hanson, Donna Sund
berge, Charlotte Sand, Carli
Soulh, Sylvia Tanner. Ardith An
derson, Carmen Cooper, Marlene
Bartholomy, and Mrs. Sund
berge. Personal Briefs
Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Weav
er and their children, Richard,
Jr., Ronald, Raymond, and Sally
Ann, of North Hollywood, Calif.,
were weekend visitors of Mr. and
Mrs. Vern Woolen and family of
Mrs. John Blaine and Mr. and
Mrs. Ed McLoughlin and chil
dren of Anlioch. Calif., were re
cent visitors of Mr. and Mrs. li.
Mrs. Kenneth Casper and
daughter, Mable. of Myrtle
Point, visited Monday with Mr.
and Mrs. William Casper of El
garose. Mable will visit this
week with her grandparents.
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Holmquist
and their daughter. Patricia,
have returned to their home aft
er a weekend visit with Mrs. Cleo
Shopp of Newport, Ore. Ardilh
Anderson, daughter of Mrs.
Shopp, returned wllh them.
of the persons named are living.
Members of the memorial com
mittee are: Eldon Riddell. Inde
pendence, chairman: Claude
Sleusloff, Salem: and Eugene K.I
First sheep brought into the
state were Merinos which came
from Spain by way of California,
records show. Among organiza
tions to be honored is the Cun
ningham Sheep company of east
ern Oregon which has been in
existence since 1H71.
Named on the plaque in addi
tion to Kizer and the Cunningham
Sheep company are William Rid
dell and sons, Frank Brown,
Thomas Brunk, C. E. Cleveland.
Clow Brothers. W. B. Avers. W.
B. Emerv, A. I. Eoff. C. L. Haw
lev, J. G. S. Hubbard, Dave Kir
by. Baldwin Sheep Company,
James Withyeomle, todd and
Reed. John Minlo. John Red
mond. Fred Kozer. Schmirft
brothers. Richard Scott, J. R.
Smith. John B. Slump, and Dave
E. Harvey Miller, chairman of
the slate PMA committee, said
the pears would lie bought by
the t'SDA production and mar
keting administration for use in
I school lunches and relief outlets.
They will lie bought from grow
ers, growers' organizations, or
The amounts and other details
of the purchase program will be
worked out shortly. Miller said
Protect Your r'amily
with the B. M. A,
Mr. Lincoln, 9.TSJ4
o drop card to
Box ins Melrose Route.
THE FAIR STARTS THURSDAY!
...and INTERSTATE IS
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Your John Deere
Caterpillar Farm Store
had been acquired at 147 N. Lib
erty street Salem. The head
quarters have been centered
here and at Pendleton the past
Steen explained farm bureau
membership growth in the Will
amette valley prompted the
Colly! Ion! must have had his
For high-speed wood cutting,
your best bet is a McCulloch chain
saw. It's s favorite of timbermen,
because it upi log production. It's a
hit with farmers, because it takes the
chore out of cutting cordwood, mak
ing posts, etc. All down the line, the
best name in power saws is McCulloch.
You be the Judge
Within the next few days, stop by our
store for a real demonstration of wood
cutting. Or give us a call and we'll
try to arrange a show for you at your
place. There's no obligation. We want
you to see what a McCulloch can do.
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Get a Rubber-Tired, Low Bed Wagon with a
Steel Pole convenient for Tractor,
Car, or Truck
Fruit, Grain, Hay, Gravel, Live Stock, Etc.
Loaded with little effort
SEE US BEFORE YOU BUY
BUY WHERE YOU SHARE IN THE SAVINGS
Farm Bureau Co-Operative Exchange
Located W. Washington St. and S P. R. R. Tracks
RACES EVERY NIGHT
All types of 4-H
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Douglas County Fair Grounds - - Open 10 a. m. to 10 p. m.
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