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Dick Moss left Monday fur Portland.
The S. ('. Chlb will meet with Mm.
Ltmn Thursday, .luly
Mrs. Harry Anderson visited
mother near Weiser over Sunday.
Judge Half on Higgs holding court
in Vide this week.
II. H (irmiel nnd children went U)
WeiHer Monday to nee the Liberty Hell.
Mrs. A. Tonningson Iihs just returned
from a JHit in Willamette Valley.
Me Kila Tonningaon of San Fran
eiaco is here visiting her father Charles
The regular monthly meeting of the
Ontario Commercial chih will lie held
Monday July 1Mb,
Mrs. K. Cope left last week for a
two weeks visit on their ranch near
Mr. mid Mrs. Oliver Hingaman are
the proud parents of a lialiy girl
Iktii July 9.
The three young sons of Judge Dal
ton Higgx went to Weiser Monday to
see the Lilierty Hell.
Anderson Cwiiin shinned a largr
number of nfieep to the Omaha and
"' ..,url..,iM ik.. ..i,....o anaWa
through here Monday.
I iuy Weese, brother of Dr. Weeae, I
visited in Ontario from Tuesday until
Monday of last week. Mr. Weese ia
now located at Twin Falls.
Mrs. S. D Sogau, and son Halfour,
left Monday evening for linker, where
Hut will spend a vacation of about
Harry Withy. oinbc, of the Ontario
I'hnrmacy. returned Wednesday morn
ing from an extended business trip to
Omaha mid I cnver.
Judge and Mrs King and Mr. and
Mrs. F. M (iuy lord, of A. tell, Kansas
left last evening for San Francisco to
take in l he fair. Mr. (Iuy lord is a son
of Mi t, King.
A real estate transfer was reported
this week, tin twenty aire ranch of
C. H Mitchell of near Nyssa naving
been old The price paid was floO.OO
Mrs. J. A. Lackey has just returned
from San Francisco where she viewed
the e.s.tion and i iled In i husband look over the work of the county agri
who is in , li.nge of t lit.- Kastern Hie cultunst and to meet local people. They
gun exhibit Unie
The heme of J. D. Ilillingsley in the
north i hi ot i In c u kj being ieinisl.1
oi. When cmnplalad. the house will lie
practically anew one, as the remodel
I lie- i..leii:ic healing plant will
Prof. w. s. Brown, who balds the1
chair ot horticulture at Um O. A. C,
will lie the principal speaker at the1
regular ntnatiiuj ol the Malheur County ,
Pomona Grange, to In held at King
man kolouy next Saturday.
J. H Homer, of Hie department of
history of O. A C will be in Ontario
Tuesday evening. July 27. and will be
pleased to Jinccl StudanU' alumni or
prospective students of the eollege. '
He will be at the college.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. M. Ku
sell of Ontario was the scene of a
pretty surprise party Friday evening
when their daughter, Miss Kdith Rus
sell, was surprised by a large party of
boys and girls from Nyssa.
WANTKD Horses to pusture $1.26
.... month. Nothing taken for It
than a month. C. II. Trousdale 2titf
Kodaks and Supplies
BAKKKY IS SOLI).
The Horner Hakery wan sold thin
week, the transfer being niHile Mon
day. H. A. Morrow of Boiiie, has
purchased the business from K. S.
Horner. Mr. Morrow and Mr. Homer
were at one time partners, owning
iiakery buninens in Boine. Mr. Mor
row is well experienced in the husineas
ami the eatahliahment will continue un
der an efficient management as haa
lieen in the past. Mr. Horner has not
yet announced what he intends to do
in the future.
Many See Hell.
Large numbers of Ontario people
gathered Monday morning at the depot
to nee the Liberty Hell as it panned
through from Philadelphia on its way
to San Franciaco. The huge relic wan
on a Mat-car and the people were
afforded a good view of it. Many pen
pie went to Weiaer to seo the bell,
where a helebration was arranged in
honor of its coming.
CARD OF THANKS.
I wish to thank my many friends and
patrons for their past put ronage of
the Horner Hakery, and to boapeak the
same patronage for my successor, II
K. S Horner.
START BKCONI) OUfflUM.
Work of cutting the second crop of
alfalfa is now in full swing in this sec
tion of the country, the crop lieing
much heavier than the tirst crop. Cool
spring weather, and much rain, held
the first crop back until it was cut late
and the yield was somewhat reduced.
"wever the warm weather of
past few weeks ban been ideal for
growing of alfalfa, and the second crop
is more than making up for the Ions on
the tirat crop,
The weather is ideal for harvest, and
is not attended with the threatening
Jraina of a few weeks ago which were
la handicap in getting in the first cult
ing. Crops in general through this
section of the valley are looking tine,
and bumper yields are being looked for.
I I Hilt I l IS AT UK. HI M
The peeliininrry celebration of the
completion of the Hig Hend bridge
across Snake river, was held Monday
evening when a large number of peo
pie gathered for a picnic dinner aud a
dance on the bridge Several auto
loads of perple from Ontario attended
the celebration. Another celebration
on a larger scale, to comemorale the
opening of the bridge, will lie held
..bout the first of September, it ia
said. This celebration was held at this
time so that the participants might
dance on the bridge while it was new .
President W. J. Kerr, and two of
the Hoard of KegenU. of O. A. C,
are in the city Unlay (Thursday), to
will leave tomorrow morning for the
interior, and will return to Portland by
the way of Hend.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Notice is hereby given that sealed
I lois.sals will be received for the con
struction of an addition to the school
building in District iU, located one
iuarter of a mile west of Mallet Siding
i n Malheur Valley Railroad, Malheur
county, Oregon, in accordance with
specifications on tile at the duted
Stales National Hank, at Vale. Ore
gon, and the City Hall, at Ontario,
Oregon. Counselor to furnish all
material except paint. A certified
check for the sum of five ier cent of
Ues amountbid to be deposited by each
bidder All bids must be in the hands
e I'lerk of said District by 12 o'
as noon. Monday. July 26, 191.V
Hid to be opened at 2 o clock p. in. at
the school house. Hirectois rcserc
the right io reject any or all bids. Ad
dress all bids to the undersigned.
C. H. HROWN.
Clerk District :t. Ontario. Oregen.
Dated July 14. 1915. 28-2-p.
Don't forget that Louis Hurtle still
sharpens shears at the O. K. Barber
'Shop. Only 10 cents a pair.
BRIEF NEWS OF OREGON
Hot weather has affected many ap
ples In the Hood Klver valley with aun
Farmers are making a concerted
campaign to destroy Canadian thistles
In I. urn county before they bloom.
A. M. Reynolds, new superintendent
for the Wane Springs Indian school.
has arrived to take charge of bla work.
Transcontinental freight rates on
dried fruits are to be slashed by the
railroads to encourage the movement
of Oregon's prunes Into the eaat and
Work on the new postofflce building
at Condon will be started in about a
week and the building aud fixtures
will be complete and ready for occu
pancy by October 1.
Portland's third annual buyers' week
will be held In the week of August 9
to 14 and retail merchanta from all
parts of the northwest will be gueata
of the Portland wholesalers.
The state examining board for ad
mission to the bar announced that 83
out of :i'.i persons who took the recent
examination passed. The clasa la one
of the largest In the history of the
The Marlon county court has prom-
Ised the fruit growers to take prompt
steps to eradicate "fire blight." which
has made It. appearance, and would
nam.ge w,e .run ministry i, step, are
not taken to head It off.
t la probable the government will
Institute suit against the Orogon A
California railroad company to aecure
an accounting fur all the lands sold
by that company In tracts of more
than Din acres and at a price In eiceas
of $2.GU an acre.
In accordance with uu agreement of
two years ago. the state printing board
has raised the scale of printers em
ployed III the state plant 1'tj cents each
par day. A proposition to raise some
of the printers ss high as 7& cents a
day was turned down by the board.
C. II. (Irccn of 8pokaue, has been
awarded the contract for the construe
Hon oi the gravity water aystem and
reservoir for Warrenton The water
will be piped from the Lewis and Clark
river via Clatsop, a dlatance of 20
miles, and the work will coal IHIO.OUO.
In compliance with recommendation
made by the parole board, Oovernor
Withy com bo has Issued paroles to 1:1
convicts, whose minimum sentences
hate expired I'nder the rules recent
I) adopted they will not be released
until they are ussured of employment.
Five hundred teachers who has been
teaching In the elementary grades of
Oregon public schools durlug the past
year, and who plan to do the same
next year, are now In attendance at
the sit weeks' summer school lu prog
ress at the Oregon normal school at
Arrangements have been completed
for the annual convention and camp
meeting of the Kt angelical Associa
tion ot Oregon at Itlvervlew camp
ground, Jennings Lodge, south of Mil
ttaukte. July 27 to August 6 The
gathering will be under the eupervts
lou of Itev II. Schiikneclit. presiding
Cue wardens to patrol the various
sections of Umber lu the state not lu
eluded In the national forest reserve
hate been chosen by State Koreater
Klliolt in co operation with the tarlous
limber associations These men are
under the super ision ot the state for
ester but receive their compensation
from the associations
Arthur lieart. formerly of the Uni
versity ot Oregon and more recently a
close student of fruit marketing lu
the east, has been sent to the Pacific
North out by irult auction companies
to lecture to growers, explaining the
auction system ami to ask growers
that they give this means of sending
fruit io market a fair trial.
The state desert land board has re
fused to grant the Central Oregou Ir
rigation company permission to sell
more lauds, pending an investigation
State Engineer Lewis objected to is
suing such permit, asserting that the
company had already otersold its acre
age for which irrigation was prouded
ami pointing to the recent warning of
the interior depurtuicitt regarduig this
After making a number e; tests, the
got eminent has decided to use sand
stone from the Teuiiio, Wash., quar
ries in the construction of the post
office at I he Dalles Ou account of
the tests the work of constructing the
building has been delayed. George
Isacksouu has the contract for the
structure, wh.b will be two stories Hi
height aud will cost approximately
One of the 147 accidents reported to
the state Industrial accident commls
Slou during the week was fatal, aud
of the total reported, Hi were subject
MARS AND MARRIAGE.
Ww4dd Life In the Uivitsd 8tatss Army
"Cupid doesn't let the fortune of the
Newport girl or tbe lack of fortune of
the Cheyenne girl Interfere with bis
arrangements when be gets bin strateg
ic disposition-, planned nnd tils forces
mobilised," writes Judson C Weill ver
In Muusey's Mngazlnc. The subject
of the article In marriage In the Amer
ican army and unvy, aud he argues
that ii a rule the olllcera of these serv
ices marry young and happily:
"He It liin Harbor or l.ong Ueacb,
Portland or Punama, cast or went.
north or south, your young man In the
blue and gold Is accoutered to take enre
I of himself soclnlly. The uniform un
denlably helps. Hut It does more than
add a touch of color to the social land'
scape whereon It dlsporte. It la a
pi linn fuel,, guarantee that a young
man with n well trained brnln. n aound
body, n disciplined mind, clean, whole
some and ambitious. Is Inside.
"The uniform wouldn't be there If It
were not a tentlmonlnl ab.uu that in
ble of contents The drawing room
nits, (tie so. la refinements, the bull
us. in accomplishments are added unto
all t lila because they have been a part
of the atmosphere, the training, the
bringing up In those two splendid In
stitutions that prepare young men to
Wl.r Qafjg Ham's livery
"The navy men may not take their
wives with (hem to sea under nny poe
alble pretext. If there Is enough of
j family Income to permit the wife mny.
' n" "ot Infrequently docs, parallel the
iot agings of her husband. Io the
,,,,,, ,Be v,tvrttnwM wrtnUn
wives of navy officers to travel on the
eraiisK.rta at cost of subsistence.
which Is very mialest
"At each iirmy iiost houses are pro
vided for the married officers, and Cu
do Sam also furnishes light and fuel
In these respects the army officer hns
the lietter of bjjf brother In the nnvy.
On the other hand, he must pay for
lioiiseholil suiuillcs and ser lee of nil
,,,,,, wh,. ,,. ,mvn ,, (,r ,
member of his mess nnd gets the IhjhI
of living on ehlphoard at mart elotisly
cheap i .ues
"Army and nnvy officers as a rule
marry young, and as a rule the mar
rlugcn are happy. The reasons are ob
t lous Al least the economic reasons
are. The others lie lu that traditional
fascination which uulfonus and gold
trappings have for the feminine lieart"
IT WAS VERY CURIOUS.
When the Whistle Test Failed All the
Surgeons Wars Pussled.
A Parisian Journal tells a little Story
Of a youug Parisian who In civil life
had long worn u mouocle in his left
etc and hud continued the habit as an
officer. He had been wounded, was
cured and aaked to be returned to the
ftoni He was to be examined and
concealed the mouocle, thinking he
might be churged with miopia lu one
eye. When the chief surgeon exuui-
tned iii in. after looking well over hla
fio e. he said sharply, "Whist lei"
The soldier whistled like u blackbird
"1'hls Is curious." mild the surgeon,
and. calling a young usslstaiit. lie wild
again to the soldier, "Whistle!" He
whistled again. Thai Is curious," i
said the young usslstaiit.
Another surgeon entered, and the pa
il. nt was called uhiii for the third
time to w hlslle.
"Ah." said the surgeon, "this Is cu
"But." expostulated the soldier. "I
don't see why there Is so much of this.
I'm not to serve us u locomotive."
"It Is sll right." said the chief stir
geon "You may return to the front."
When the soldier arrived at his regi
ment he guve to the regimental sur
geon the uote that find been git en liliu
by the examiner. This surgeon said In
his turn. "Will you please whistle?"
He whistled. "This Is curious." said
t he surgeon
It aeema that when a mun wears a
monocle It gtvee to the fuce the appear
ance of facial paralyal The opera
tion of whtetllug Is a teat The facial
paralytic oaunot whistle.
There was a terrible secret society
in the eust which was organised for ,
wholesale aud systematic murder, its
members called themselves "Usshha
lu" -whence, by the way, came our
word "sssassln" and used to get up
courage for their deeds of utroclty by
doses of the drug culled hashish This
Is obtained from III il. in liciup. und It
Is from the seed vessels tbut the sub
stuuee Is tukeu which yields the poUou
so tallied lu history and romance. It
Is a tit id green und when taken pro
duces the most extraordinary vlaloua
and huiliiclmitlt us.
to the workmen's couiieiisatloii act.
'.'7 were from public utility corpora
tlons. were from turns aud corpora
lions that bate rejected the protlsious
of the act. aud eight trotn other firms
and corporations which do not employ
labor Hi hazardous occupations Saw
mills led lu the number of accidcuts.
31 being reported, while construction
work was second with .'S. railroad op
erations third with 13. aud logging
uuuiti with 11
and Nyal Goods
THE HUMAN FOOT.
In Its Primitive Stat It Wss Larger
Than It Is Today.
Artists say that no Creek sculptor
would have ever dreamed of putting
n nine men loot on a nve nun aw
half foot woman The types for the
classic marble figures were taken from
the most perfect forms of living per
sons. Unquestionably the human foot,
ns represented by the ancient sculptors.
wtiN linger than the modern one. nnd.
In fact, the primitive foot of nil peoples
whereof we have any record, either of
statuary or otherwise, tvan consider
ably larger than the restricted foot oi
The miincudlne foot, forming nn ap
proximate average of four different
countries, was nlsjut twelve Inches
long. This would requite nt leant a
No 10 shoe to cover It comfortnbly.
The average masculine foot tmlny Is
easily fitted with a No. 8'y shoe and
In. therefore, not above ten ami seven
sixteenth.! Inches Now. by the old
sculptural rule of prnHrtlon n man
lite feet nine Inches In height should
hate n foot eleven and one half Inches
lung, or one sixth his height. It wan of
no groat consequence whin size sandal
be wore, but he would hate required
ll modern shoe of at least a No 1 1 ) ,
for a minimum fit or a No It for real
Cor women, allow Ing for the differ
ence In the relative sl.e of the sexes.
which was about the same then us
now. a woman of lite feet three Inches
III height would have hint a foot ten
Iim lies long, requiring a modern sites.'
of the sl.e No. it as the inost eomfortu
ble or a No. Alvi ns the limit of comfort
Shsksspsare snd Csrvantss.
April M, besides being the festival or
Rnghiud's national saint, says the Pall
Mall (fiixctte. Is also the anniversary
of the death of both Shakespeare and
Cert mites. Hut. though tsilh Shake
speare and Cervantes died on April &i,
HtHl. there was actually an Interval of
ten days between the two deaths.
The explanation Is tbut In HiHI Lug
land was still using the Julian ctilcu
lai. which III Kouiiiii Catholic conn
tries had been supersede.! by the Gre
gorian calendar lu I.Vs'J Certautea
dli-I on n Saturday; Shakespeare (Iled
on the Tuesday falling leu days later
Our Olcfost Wooden House.
What Is said to lie the oldest wooden
House now standing lu this country la
to be seeii ut Dedlium, Muss. It Is
known us the I 'ah banks house and
was erected 271) years ago of white
pine, the tvulls being of logs. It bus
been continuously occupied ami is still
In good condition and quite comfort
able, a testimonial to the durability of
white pine as a building material.
Southwest Africa Won by British.
l'retorlu, South Africa. The eiitira
German territory known as German
Southwest Africa, comprising Ht.tH
iquare miles, bus been surrendered
unconditional! to lielieiul Itothu,
commanding the Cuion oi South Alri
cu forces. This includes all the tier
man mil miry tones in that region.
Villa Tells of Victory.
Washington - Getierul V.llu tele
graphed un American consular . nt
at Chihuahua tbut he hud led the Car
i.in.a forces under Geueial Mill into
a trap and seterel) deteated them in
the ticlnlly of AgiiasVulientca.
Steel Rate Advance Suspendsd.
Salem. The stute public sen ice
commission has issued an order sus
pending the udt auce in rates on
bridge, whurt und structural steel on
the Oregon Washington Kuilmad and
Navigation company s line from Port
luud to Pendleton and oilier eusiern
The railway recently published a
new tariff, naming rates 5 per ceut a
lou pounds higher than those that
hate been 111 effect for the past two
''ttr,i or more
NOTICE OF FINAL SK iTI.h'MKNT
In the County Court of the State of
Oregon for the county of Malheur.
In the matter of the estate
Jesse Thompson, deceased
Notice i hereby g'itcn that the un
dersigned administrator of the above
named estate has tiled in the above en
titled court his final account of his ad
ministration upon said estate, and that
the same has been set for hearing by
.,,u mu. on ,.!U y, tuc .,tl. ,., o.
August, lil i, at the hour of one o -
cloAp. m. of said .lav. at the court
house in Vale, Oregon. Any and ill
persons interested in said estate are
hi re'iv notified io appear at said time
and place and tile their objections n
writing, if any there be, to said final
account and contest same.
lnc ami dated and tirst publishe i
tl.is 1Mb day of July, Pd
Flias Thompson. Administrator
i f the estate of Jesse Thompson,
First publication July '5.
Last Publication Aug. 12.
MMM'-.M -M MMsM
MAGIC COAL TAR.
QflCe DcSpiSCfJ, It IS NOW Q SoUfCC
of Limitless Products.
SPANS THE WORLD OF COLOR.
It Yislds Almost Every Shads or Hue
snd Is Used In Practically Every In
dustryIn Medicine and Surgery,
Also, It Has Worked Wondsrs.
Among the almost limitless number
of natural products of this country
coal tur stands well In tbo lead In the
variety of uses to which It may be up
piled. Ltii smelling. It Is the rough
material from which many valuable
substances have been obtained after
yeurs of persistence) by science and In
These substances Include a wide
range of colors, various burning and
lubricating oils, asphalt for pavement.
photographic developers and a great
number of medlclues, flavors aud per
fumes Colli tnr Is used in practically
every manufacturing process where
dyes ure needed, to making cloths,
silks, dress materials, colored pupera
and eteu colored articles of food.
Atxut a century ugo coal tar was
considered almost a waste product, and
no one had f bought It worth while to
experiment with It At that time gas
wus being Introduced as a new light
and Frederick Accum. who wrote one
of the first books ou gas lighting, sug
gested the boiling of the tar In a still
and the condensation and collection of
the volatile products. The experiment
was made, and the process yielded two
oils One was heavy and the other
light It was soon found that the
heavy could be satisfactorily used as a
preservative fur wood tbut hud to be
tie. I underground or submerged lu
witter and was used extensively In pre- I
serving piers and tv barfs.
Further experiments with tbo lighter
oil were made by a 8cotch chemist
Macintosh, who used It In waterproof
ing tbo clotMiig which still bears bla
name. It also Is used us a solvent lu
varnish making and as coal naphtha
for lighting. Fxpcrlmeuts with naph
tha disclosed a rich treasury of colors
which for centuries hud been locked up
tn coal and Its refuse tar. Benzine
was extracted from naphtha and this
In turn pi ...I need the different shades
of violet, green, blue and yellow. Later
another chemist mude the commercial
manufacture of beusliie possible. Uo
was cxierluicntlng ou the artificial pro
duction of qiilnlue, und. using a base
know ti us aniline, obtained the coloring
mutter called limine.
This laid the fouudntlon for the coal
tar color Industry which bus develop
cd until today almost every color uud
shade of color Is derived from aniline
Aniline had been obtain. si previously
from the indigo plant "uutl." The dis
iot cry of mauve created a large de
mum! for the artificial aniline base
and gate unexpected value to hcuztuc
It .willed DUlllue by being treated with
nitric ucld and with the borings of eust
Iron mi w deled Into dust, llutlugdotie
Its work lu the aniline still, the dust
was used by the gas maker to cleanse
his coal fjgs. from sulphur, uud then It
iuscd to the manufacturing chemist
who burned the sulphur out of It aud
prodii1 cd sulphuric ucld a cycle of op
erations whose beginning aud end was
the utlllutlou of waste.
This method of producing color was
responsible for the desolate mudder
Melds of I iau e and Holland aud for
the loss to the Uludus of their long
cherished Indigo cultivation Aiithri
ceue. one of the heavier oils of coal
tar. caused the full of the madder
growing Industry The madder pro
lined violets, reds, blacks, purples and
dark browns. Anthracene was sold
very . heaply for lubricating puioses i
until certain cliemhtts heated It with
zinc tilings uud produced ullzurln, and
then the sis. ret of the madder plant
In this way chemistry displaced agrl
culture, one pound of ullzurln hating
the coloring power of ninety pounds of
madder, and the lubricating oil sold at
a trifle ui waste became u valuable
coloring mutter worth (300 a tou.
thereby creating a vast Industry.
In medicine uud surgery coal tar has
worked wonders. Saccharin, many bun
drnl tliues the sweeteulug ower of
sugar. Is used by diabetic tienu
Carbolic acid Is separated from the oil
of coal tur by successive distillations.
and In surgical operutloue a spray of
genu kllllug carbolic acid Is used.
Qiilnolliie. uutlpyrine aud other fever
iissuugers are made from coal tur, uud
various uiitUcptics uud food preservs
j VM lso Ilre obtained from It
Vttu)u dllvortUg for Cooking. Whkh
. , , , .
! formerly was prepared from a bean.
now be obtamed from the vanillin
of the gus works, and even this vauil
I to can be made Into a heliotrope per
fume by adding oil of almonds, while
the latter can be produced by treating
lienxlue with an acid. Huge quauil
tea of this oil are used lu the making
of scented soajw. As a mstter of fact
there Is scarcely a detainment of life
iiito which the products of coal tar do
not enter. New York TUuea.
I Pete's Bargains
'For Sale One 1914 Ford; Hash mag
neto, leak-proof rings, lots OX extras.
j For Sale-One, 1914 Indian twin cylinder
motorcycle with side car, electric head
light, fully equipped, cost over $400.00.
With extras, goes at $27".0O. Terms.
For Sale One 1914 twin cylinder Indian
motorcycle, fully equipped, at nearly
half price, as good as new. $1!0.00.
Thene were taken in exchange on
cars and we are cleaning up the 1915
season. Some one will get bargains.
i "in. in.
Ontario Auto Co.
To trade CiihmI residence property in
a fine Idaho town for land or town
property at Ontario. Hox n.'!!!, Onturio
FOR SALE One Duroc Jersey,
brood now with nix pign three weeks
old. J. J. iMllunI, four miles vcst4 f
LOST Hog, part nhephenl, color jet
black, had on heavy leather collar with
chain attached. Reward offered for
return to A. J. (Hover, Ontario, Om
n is l : t uesriay . near lenders store, a
small, old fashioned, enameled gold
breastpin, rincr please lent c at Ar
gus ofllce ami receive reward.
PROGRESS WITH THE DASHEEN
Successfully Grown In the Soui., snd
Ever alnco the federal division of
foreign seed and plant Itilnslui Una be
gnu Its experiments with the d.isjieeii
this West Indian crop bus protcd it
self well worth care, says the Couutry
Ueiitleinau. lu lUOU tbu department
recorded a South Curolluii planting of
dasheeus that yielded ut the rate of
400 bushels to the acre. Since then
from less than live acres ou die de
partment's testing grounds at Hrooks
vllle. Fla., 1,400 bushels of dasheeus
have beeu harvested. From other
plantings lu Florida nnd Loulsluun us
much us twenty-two ouiids of dash
eeus hate been harvested from single
Iu addition to the Florida. Louisiana
and iiroliua crops, the dasbeen hns
lieen successfully grown near Norfolk.
Vs.; In Southern California and near
liny, Ariz. It promises well for use In
Irrigated sections of tbu south'.., t
It would seem that the department's
success with dasheeu plantings fits lu
admirably with the new southern euiu-
Illl. DASHXUtN XL'BKUa AND ftANTM.
palgn for crop diversification. Not
only ibs's the daslneii promise w ' 18
a market crop once the public gel, -rul
ly has recoguiztsl its merits, hut In
the meantime It is iiipuhlc of furnish
lug food for home consumption. Its
food value Is higher than that of the
Robert A. Young of the department
says thai In more ways than one the
dasheeu outdoes the potato
"It cuu be grown us u summer crop
In a region where (heasUuto must be
grown almost entirely as a spring
crop," be argues, "for It ripeM In
tubers In October and furnishes them
for the table at a season when north
ern grown sit aloes have to lw sul-.-.1
"The young leaves. proarly cookel.
can tie substituted for spinach Tbo
blanched shoots, obtained by forelirt
dasheeu conns lu the dark, const Itu-j
an entirely new product. The unity
flavor of the tubers gives thcniV) h
eilil.tr palatahlllty "
The larger tubers are ground Into
tlour. which la used for soups an I
gruels aud la uilxed with wheat or ite
flour to make griddle cakes, biscuits
At present the dasheeu appears to be
no more dlthcull to keep in storage
than the sweet iotuto. but will usually
keep well If elored lu a dry place at a
temperature of about 00 degrees P.
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