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Obterver, La Grande, Ore., Frl., July 17, 1959
Among Valley Farmers
By County Agents Ttd Sidor and Charles Gavin
ATTRACTIVE TOUR Norma Hunt, left, secretary of
the Chamber of Commerce and Beverly Ledridge, a
secretary at the U. S. National Bank, were two of the
three women who took the third annual Farmers-Merchants
tour through the Grande Konde valley yester
day. (Observer Photo)
Answers Your Problems
Dear Ann Landers: We arc two
high school seniors who need
help from you. Please don't tell
us to go look in the dictionary.
We've already looked in several
dictionaries and are no closer
to the answer.
Which is correct EETIIER or
EYE THERE? Also, is it pro
nounced TA MAY TO or TA-MAH-TO?
Some ccR-head girl in our crowd
uses the highfalootin' pronoun-
riations and she sounds square
es a chair. Before we lower the
plank wc though it best to check
with you. Ihank you, Mom.
The Far Out Cats.
Dear Cats: (and I'm not
your mother) You ask me not
to tell you to look in the dic
tionary. Where do you think
I had to go for the informa
tion? I'm not Univac, kids. Ac
cording to the brand new edi
tion of Webster's unabridged,
it's either EE-THER or EYE
THER and either (or eye-ther)
TA-MAY-TO or TA-MAH-TO.
Dear Ann: Maybe I have a
fiohlein and don't know it. To
lie perfectly honest I'm very re
laxed. My husband and I have been
married three years. We both
have good jobs. I'm 28 and he's
33. lie travels for a leather
goods house leaves Monday and
comes home Friday.
My niece who is 19 took a busi
I" ess course and now woi ks in my
husband's office. Two months
ano he invited her on a week's
trip to see the Pacific Northwest
I thought it would be education
al for her and I encouraged it.
Two weeks later he took her on a
In Oregon Lake
EUCKNE UI! i Larry Wy
num Chick. 9, son of George and
Donna Chick of Woodlund, Wash
ington drowned Wednesday after
noon in a swimming nreu at the
northwest end of Kern Hulge
Lake. 11 miles west of here.
The Lane County Coroner's of
fice said the boy. who was unable
to swim, had been playing in
three and one-half to four feet of
water with three cousins.
He had been staying with his
aunt und uncle, Don and Irene
Chick of Junction Cjty.
The body was discovered when
Shirley Deadman of Springfield
stepped on what she thought was
someone's arm on the bottom of
the lake. She told the coroner that
she ran to shore and no one would
believe her. ;
Fords Tire Service
"Your General Tire Dealer"
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trip to ec Northern California.
Yesterday he told ma he's tak
ing her to Colorado.
Ilur mother thinks it's grand
that she's getting to see the coun
try but she's afraid the girl is
missing too much work. Some
evil-minded female at the office
b.ughlingly hinted that maybe I
have a problem and ought to
write Ann Landers. So I"m
writing. What da YOU think?
Dear Relaxed: I think it's
wonderful that you're "relax
ed" and far be it from me to
put a bee in your bonnet, but I
agree with the girl's mother
that she's missing too much
work and a halt should be
called to these educational
Dear Ann Landers: Showers
arc giving me arthritis of the
hank-account. I know you're not
a doctor but perhaps you can
come up with a euro for this
Just for the heck of it I've kept
a record of the number of show
ers I've attended since Septem
ber 1st. The actual count is 221
Every shower means a gift. You
can't get away under $1 and
sometimes it runs as high as
M.30 depending on the close
ness of the friend or relative.
The girls who had the wedding
showers last year arc having the
bihy showers THIS year. The
same ones are honored by their
mothers, aunts, cousins, friends
and neighbors. I know I'm not
the only one who is led to the
I'm sick of being soaked and I
heartily recommend that you put
in a pitch for a nice long dry
spell. Thank you D. Funct.
Dear D.: I ve been up and
down this mountain before,
and the readers invariably in
form that they "love showers
because they're such fun and
how, else can you get to go to
so many wonderful parties for
So to those of you who "love
showers," blessings on the
brides and the babies. To those
who feel you're getting soaked,
why don't you just say "NO"?
Confidential to THE ORGANI
ZATION MAN: Of course it's worth
the gamble. Why not run it up
the flagpole and sec if anybody
Elgin Stampede Queen
Phone WO 3-5737
1959 HAND MtNALlY '
4-WAY SAFETY CHfCfC !
HERI'S WHAT WE DOt
1. Dismount and Inspect I
tire en spreader j
3. Replace leaking valve !
ceres replace missing i
3. Inflate all tire te j
recommended hot I
weather pressure J
4. Rotate 4 tires !
WO 3 2687
A good reason for not letting
weeds go to seed is the number
of seeds they can produce. Kor
example, a single wild oat plant
produces 250 seeds; a single pig
weed plant may bear 12.000,000
seeds. A survey of biennial and
1 perennial weeds shows that the
average number of weed seeds
i.er punt is zo.ooo.
Several types of the popular
i-iilai like shrub known as Arbor
vitae imore specifically Hie orien
tal species includ.ng Merck-
mann's) often .show a severe twig
and needle dicback. Frequently
the upper half of the entire plant
is dead or dying and has a light
tan to medium brown shade dis
coloration compared with the
healthy green foliage.
The fungus which causes this
disease is called Coryneum
berckmanii. Careful pruning
will aid considerably in control
ling future infections. Remove
i.11 the dead and weakened infect
ed twigs and branches, often
f..und in the center of the
ihrubs. Prune them out now
and burn them. Do do leave
them on the trash pile where
spores can be scattered by wind
and rain to cause future infee
lions in the fall and winter. Re
moval of such dead materials al
so encourages new neauny
No sprays are recommended
for control at this time of year.
Fixed copper spray applications
are suggested prior to fall rains
in early October.
We usually get a number oof
inquiries concerning the thinning
of fruit. The following arc some
Reasons for thinning: 1. In
crease size of fruit. 2. Discard
poor fruits. 3. Reduce weight on
limbs. 4. Improve color of fruit.
5. Reduce harvest handling costs,
f. Increase food reserves in tree
for belter tree vigor, more wint-
r hardiness and for more regu
lar crops annually.
Rase thinning and spacing of
fruits on the ratio of leaves to
fruit. For example, keep in mind
that approximately 35 to 40 Dc-
liuous apple leaves are needed
for each fruit and that these
leaves must be on the same limb
near the apple.
Start thinning right after the
first wave of the "June drop."
Yellowish stems indicate that
the fruit is going to drop nat
The fruits most commonly
thinned arc apples, pears, peach
es, apricots and sometimes cur
tain plum varieties.
How to thin:
1. Remove deformed and-small
2. Take off damaged and scar
icd fruits such as caused by hail,
frost, insect, scab, and russet.
3. In the flower cluster of ap
I les, leave the center one, be
cause it usually makes the larg
est and best shaped apple.
4. Space the fruit along the
limb according to the fruit to
leaves ratio. Frequently, this is
about six inches apart depending
on size of variety, etc.
S. If trees are in good health
and heavy foliage, less thinning
6. If irrigation is used and fruit
has sized well in past years, then
heavier crops can be left.
7. As a rule, thin young trees
.sparingly and old trees heavily
8. Use care in removing the
fruits to avoid damaging fruit
spurs where the remaining ap
ple is attached.
0. Some thinners grasp the ap
ple stem between thumb and
finger th"n -"kick" the apple off
with the third finger. Others
use thinning shears to cut the
10. Some peach growers use
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bamboo cane with a piece 0f
lubber hose attached or a rubber
mallet to knock fruits off, followed
usually by handwork.
Control of morning glory is
still a good topic for conversa
tion. On spot spraying of morn
ing glory we have found that T.
C Ii. or I'.B A. are chemicals that
,eem to be doing the job. Plots
that arc three years old arc still
void of the weed. In our testing
we found that II) gallons ith the
,'hemical does the job. Also wc
have found that time of applica
tion does not make any differ
ence in the control of the pest.
A man lost in the forest could
find plenty of food to help him
survive it he knew the wild foods
which Indians used to eat.
Gail Thomas, forester for Wes
tern I'ine Association at Bend, is
collecting lore on the early-day
Indians' natural foods. One of
the easiest to find he points out,
t the black moss frequently found
hanging from trees on both the
east and west sides of the Cas
cades. You simply pluck it from
the branches, roll it into a ball
and begin chewing.
"You have to acquire a taste
for this morsel," says Thomas,
"but it is thought to be rich in
protein, and a man lost in the
woods could live on it. Indians
used to make a sort of salad out
of it. Deer and elk love it, and
they aften follow logging oper
ations to browse on moss from
the limbs of felled trees. A
pound of it is supposed to be
equivalent to a bale of hay.
Another Indian mainstay was
the cattail, whose tender shoots
M-erc considered a delicacy. Oth-
r Indians sought out edible bulbs
such as the harvest Brodiaca or
the harvest cluster lily which
resembles the potato in taste.
Popular berries on the Indian s
fruit menu were huckleberries,
lue false Solomon's seal, spiken
ard, golden currant also known
as Missouri or buffalo currant
All 1959 lambs should be
weaned by July 15, whether they
arc fat enough or large enough
for market or not. Weaning at
this lime gives the ewe an op
portunity to gain some flesh and
be in better condition to breed
at the proper time and help our
next year s lamb crop.
Lambs going to feedlots should
be sheared before they go on
feed. Regardless of the wcath
tr conditions, lambs sheared
prior to fcedlot finishing seem
to make more rapid and efficient
gains. Generally, the cost of
shearing will be more than off
set by the wool from these feed
Good' condition of the ram at
breeding time has a great deal of
influence on the lambs crop.
Things that help get the ram
in better condition include .shear
ling the wool he has grown since
Another point to consider is
treating rams for internal para
sites. Phennthiazine drench is
probably the best method to-date.
A third point would be grain
feeding the ram prior to breed
ing season. It is desirable, also,
to supplement the feed with ad
rational protein as the protein
requirement is considerably high
er during the breeding season.
It is rather difficult to do, hut
it is advisable to take the ram
away from the cws during the
day and turn him out at night.
Ewe lambs being carried over
for addit.ion to the breeding stock
should be sheared not later than
the middle of August. These
lambs will grow faster and make
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IT'S JUST THE BEGINNING
Creston Shaw is cutting the
area. This is the prelude to
PORTLAND (L'PP Dairy mar
ket: t.gs To retailers: Grade AA
large, 44-46C doz.; A large, 41-43C;
AA medium, 35-37c; AA small, 27
28c. cartons l-3c additional.
Butter To retailers: AA and
Grade A prints, 6oc lb.; carton,
lc higher; B prints, 63c.
Cheese i medium cured To retailers:-A
grade Cheddar single
daisies, 41-alc; processed Ameri
can cheese, 5-lb. loaf. 4U-43C.
LOS ANGELES UP1 "-Showgirl
Liz iicnay, sometime girlfriend of
ex-gambler Mickey Cohen, will be
sentenced Friday on one count of
perjury arising out of her testi
mony before a federal grand jury
investigating Cohen's finances.
The 34-year-old showgirl entered
a surprise plea of guilty to one
count of perjury Wednesday just
five days before she was to go
on trial for five counts of per
jury. She faces a possible sen
tence of $2,IMK) fine and five years
Miss Renny ulso agreed to ap
pear before the Grand Jury today
to testify again aliout Cohen's fi
nances, including two loans in
volving more than $5,000 she
r are efficient use of the rough
age probably because they're
cooler than ewe lambs still car
rying a fleece. Shearing is es
pecially important if these lambs
are to be bred to have lambs as
Size is of particular import
ance. These ewe lambs may be
bred if they weigh from 90 to
100 pounds. Additional care dur
ing the winter may be necessary
siincc the, yearling is getting her
growth as well as carrying a fe
tus. After lambing, a suckling
period follows which is a par
ticularly heavy drain on the
younger growing ewe.
It is advisable to drench these
ewe lambs whether they arc
sheared or not. Lambs that
weigh more than 70 pounds
should be given 2 ounces of
Phenothiazine and carried on a
salt-Phcnothiazine mixture until
Just odd water fo
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crop of Marion Blue Grass
a million and a half dollar
PORTLAND IL'PH'-iUSDAi -Livestock:
Cattle for week 2300; fed steers
50-75C higher; A 27-head lot choice
1078 lb. fed steers 29.75 Monday;
few small lots cheice under 1100
lb. 29.25-29.50; mixed good-choice
steers under 1150 lb. 29 with other
good grade under 1125 lb. 28-28.73:
standard steers 26 27.50; utility
grass steers 20 22 50; few loads
good-choice fed heifers 28; other
good heifers 26.50 - 27.75; utility
grass cows 17-19 with some dry
lots 20-29.50; canners-cutters most
ly 14-16: HolsteinJuttersto 16.50;
Utility bulls 23-24.
Calves for week 375; vealers
steady, calves weak to 1.00 lower;
good-choice vealers mostly 26-29.
scattering to 30; standard good
vealers and calves 19-25 with culls
down to 15; stock calves scarce.
Hogs for week 3025; butchers
fully 1.00 lower, sows 50c-l .00 low
er; I and 2 butchers late 16.75-17
with earlier sales to 17.50; mixed
1. 2 and 3 lots 1W-23.) lb. lute 16
16.50; heavier and lighter butchers
14.50-15.50; mixed grade 350-550 lb.
Sheep for week 5100; spring
slaughter lambs 1 50 2 lower
feeder lambs 50c 1 .00 lower,
slaughter ewes, steady: high-good
and choice spring slaughter lambs
late mostly 19, one lot 19.50 with
early sales up to 20.50 and one
lot 20.75 : 304-head load Washing
ton range lambs 21.75; good-
choice over 75 lb. feeder lambs
16-17. few 17.50; cull good ewes
raised for him.
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being grown on the Will Bull farm in the Sunimerville
grass seed industry in ll.e Grande Ronde valley.
New York Stocks
NEW YORK i UPIi Stocks ran
into more selling today which
sent the market lower.
There were a number of bright
spots in the main list as stocks
responded to individual coriJorate
Fears that a long steel strike
may have an adverse effect o:i
railroad operations and earnings
sent that group lower by more
than a point in Southern Pacific.
The steels were lower as a
group, although Youngstown coun
tered with a gain of around 2 at
its high and Keystone ran ahead
around 4 at its best in the so
cially steels. Motors were off a
point or more. lli.M was weak in
the electronics. Dow and DuPont
were under pressure in the chem
icals. Spencer Chemical was
wanted and at its high was up
more than 2.
Among the upside features.
Black & Decker was up around
2 on a proH)sed stock spl.t and
dividend hike. John Ii. Thompson
ran up mo:e than 3 for the same
reason. Ameracc added better
than 2 in the textiles and Wagner
Electric added the same amount
in its section.
National Cash Register was off
more than 4 at its-low. Westing-
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FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE
Paint Products, Accessories
Glass, Builders Hardware
MILLER CABiNET SHOP.
Jefferson and Greenwood
Dies Thursday '
.Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Watts, 74,
died in a local hospital Thurs
day, follow ing a short illness. She
was a housewife from Union.
Funeral arrangements are under
'the direction of the Daniels Funeral
Home, and will be held in the
Union Methodist Church, Satur
day at 2 p.m. Rev. Dwight Wil
liams will officiate. Burial will
lie in the Union Cemtery.
Mrs. Watts was born ScpL 27,
18E4 at Chase, Kan. She was a
resident of Union for 35 years,
and a member of the Union Meth
odist Church and WSCS.
Survivors are four sons. Al
pha Watts, La Grande; Guy
Watts. Pacific City; Max Watts.
Union: and Robert Watts, Esta-
cail j. Three daughters, Mrs. Ruth
Maliory, Portland; Mrs. Lctha
Rudd, Del Rio, Texas; and Mrs.
Irene Langford, Union. There
are Hi grandchildren and 14 great
trandchildren. The last of -which
was born in the same hospital
and at about the same time as
Mrs. Watts' death occurred.
house and General Electric were
weak on a cut in turbine prices.
throwing money down the drain
repairing your present at
burning extra gn and oil
as older cars do i
watching your present car
go down in resale value
missing the fun of a new
Ford on your vacation
while our tremendous sales let
. us give the most tremendous i
trade-ins in our history
on a car that will stay
in style . . . stay worth mora . .71
the world's most beautifully ' '
, proportioned car
a on the one car that's built v
lor people . . . built for saving!
a) while we're giving the longest
terms and the longest
deals in town
a with Ford prices-lowest of
the best selling three
up lo J55 a year on gas and oil '
up to $62 on accessories
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