The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, September 09, 1922, Page 7, Image 7

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Quality, Fitting and Displaying,Three Essentials for Show RingWitiher
By H. C. 8tewart
The fair exhibitor has three essen
tial principals to observe when prepar
' ing to show at the community, county,
state or national fairs. In the first
place quality Is of paramount Importance-
The relative merit of the individuals
in the exhibitor's herd, flock or crop
can Usually be determined by the pro
ducer himself, but oftentimes mistakes
are made in selecting what is to be
exhibited and what is to stay at home.
Here s where the particular fancy
of the grower and the standard set
by the judge play an important part.
If the exhibitor can pre-determine the
judges' standard or fancy, it is then
possible to select exhibits conforming
to it. Many exhibitors who have found
experienco a dear, teacher, take the
precaution of making two entries in
each class and select them so that one
or the other will nieet the standard of
most any judge, it is also true that
the owner is sometimes prejudiced be
cause of past performance, necessary
or personal liking for certain indi
viduals and does .iot take into consid
eration the fact that the judge cannot
see or make his award upon any such
basis. . The amateur exhibitor will
usually find it an advantage to per
suade some veteran of the show cir
cuit to assist In selecting the exhibit
to be made.
Quality may oftentimes be hidden by
poor fitting or brought out to advan
tage by correct fitting. Fitting ranks
second In importance when preparing
for ehowlng, according to the ideas of
many exhibitors. It is, however, almost
as Important as quality since care in
fitting will often cover up slight de
fects in quality, ov poor fitting bring
out stronger such defects.
Cleanliness, neatness and style are
the principal factors to be remem
bered when fiting, and this applies to
any kind of, exhibit. Kitting- should .be
fo regulated that ihe highest state of
perfection will' be reached upon the
day or days when judging is to take
place. No concrete rules can l- laid
dowri for the fitting of any particular
kind of exhibit. Neither can compre
hensive directions be given to cover
particular cases in any other way than
thxugh personal instruction and su
- pert-jsion. General rules will not fit
every case, but only form a basis from
whiich to work. Good judgment and if
possible Instruction from an expert, are
of the greatest help in preparing an
An exhibit may be of the highest
. quality, well fitted and yet go down
to . defeat in the Judging closely be
cause of the manner in which- it is
"" dsplayed to the Judge. This is par
ticularly true in the livestock classes,
where appearances can be greatly
changed by the method of handling.
Show ring training is very Important.
To get the best results an animal must
be perfectly managable at alt times
and must be trained to show style and
Ftand quietly while being examined.
This takes some l.ttle time, but often
means the difference between first and
last places in the scoring. The ex
hibitor must remember that the judtre
has several animals to look over and
I ha? to base hi9 judgment upon the im
pressions he receives while he is look
ing; at the individual. If the animal
happens to be poorly rosed each time
the Judge happens to glance at it.
naturally the impression of the judge
will not be in favnr of that animal.
On the other hand if the animal is
well trained and held to show off the
bst points each time the judge hap
pens to glance that way, a more TFav
oratile impression will be made and
the animal be placed among the win
Pince every breed and In fact every
Individual requires separate and dis
tinct methods of fitting, the writer will
rot attempt to go into detail upon this
subject. Written directions will as
often lead, to Improper, as to proper
fitting, due to the great variance in
the character of the exhibits. A sug
gestion may, however, he of assist
ance to new exhibitors, in cases where
they can conveniently get tog-ether
with- neighbors having the came kind
of - stock to exhibit.
If it is possible, assemble the stock
to be exhibited from a neighborhood,
or from two or three' farms,, then dis the various points and work to
gether to fit each arfimal to Its best.
This will require the laying aside of
all. Jealousies, but wouldn't it be better
to have the prize come to your neigh
borhood, even if your neighbor gets it.
rather than go to sortie mother part of
the country?
k K;. s?xe-. En11"6 hcrd of Registered Holsteins owned
by . Martin, including show winners, A. R. O. Cows and show
prospects, a very attractive lot. Some of the cows are fresh, others
in various stages of lactation. They are large, have straight top
lines, well-balanced udders, nicely marked, and of popular breed-mgl-
e 8enior herd bull is Hollywood King Pontiac, a grandson
of King of the Pontiac and Sir Johanna Rath Fayne. The junior
herd sire is Aaggie Colantha Gerben, winners in the show rinr at
Oregon State Fair and Pacific International. 8
Sale Will Be Held on the
Martin & ForbesFa?m
near F orest Grove, starting immediately after lunch at noon on farm
TERMS OF SALE: Credit can be arranged with owner by re
sponsible Parties. If you want credit, arrange for same before
bidding. The Catalog gives details and can be bad upon request
to Owner or Sale Manager. ,
W. MARTIN, Owner, Forest Grove, Oregon
E. A. RHOTEN. Sale Manager, Salem. -
COU J, W. JIUGHES, Auctioneer, Forest Grove.
1 1 . .
Senior herd bull on the Martin & Forbes fnrm near Forest Grove,
where a complete dispersal of Holstein cattle will take place Sep
tember 15 of 20 cows, herd bulls, bred heifers and young stock of
both sexes. The animals are all large, having straight top lines,
well balanced iudders, arc nicely marked and of exceptional breeding.
Kxhibits of Improved livestock and
poultry at county and state airs this
year promise to be unusually interest
ing, according to information received
by the United States department of
agriculture from many sources. In
practically all parts of the country ex
cellent livestock exhibits are to be
attractive features of fairs. The at
tention which breeders and farmers
have been giving to livestock, com
bined with good feed and care, have
resulted in ?ome exceptionally well
bred ami well fitted animals.
In encouraging farmers to take ad
vantage . of the opportunities which
fairs and livestock exhibits give for
observing imprWd livestock and poul
try the depajtment of agriculture
places emphasis on the following
points : livestock displays afford an
opportunity to study breeds and types
and to see a large number of good
animals. In the case of meat animals
the size, conformation and uniformity
are worthy of special study, in view of
increasing tendency to raise purebred
and high grade stock as market ani
mals as well as for breeding.
Farmers attending livestock displays
obtain useful information by meeting
others who are interested in superior
breeding and feeding methods. Be
sides the ideas exchanged and infor
mation gained, new enthusiasm for the
work is a common result. Animals
and poultry may be purchased at most
fiiirs, though as a rule it Is more satis
factory for a farmer to purchase an-;
imals at the home of the breeder than
to buy fitted animals at fairs. Ani
mals that have .been prepared for ex
hibition usually axe priced, higher than
unfitted ones of similar quality and
breeding. n
Fox Heads List of
Pure Bred Animals
Tn the. list of importations of pure
bred animals for which the T'nited
States department of agriculture is
sued certificates of pure breeding dur
ing the last fiscal year, foxes stood
at the top in numbers, dairy cattle
were next, with dogs a close third.
Beef cattle, horses and sheep, for
merly imported in large numbers, were
almost in the same class with cats.
Very few horses have been brought in
during recent yea'rs. and the number
of beef cattle and sheep has decreased,
partly on account of foot-and-mouth
disease, which existed in England a
part of the year. However, since the
war fewer farm animals of all kinds
have been coming into this country.
The (.total number of all kinds
brought in during the year was 2639.
There were Pfi7 foxes, all from Can
ada; 761 dairy cattle, mostly from
the Channel Islands and Canada: 591
dogs, a large part of them from Eng
land. Germany and Canada: 151
horses ; 87 beef cattle ; 62 sheep, and
20 cats.
Eugene, Sept. 9. Lane county will
have the same large two-county space
in the state fair pavilion this year as
last, according to George W. Taylor,
president of the ; local fair board, who
will have charge of preparing the Lane
exhibit again this year.
ry1 . vty:
Ti" fin rniffi'tiirir )i it i"Tr
Washington State College, Pullman,
Sept. 9. That excellent opportunity is
offered by the dairy industry of Wash
ington for young men who will pre
pare themselves for the position is in
dicated by appointment of a dozen 1922
graduates of the dairy department at
the State College of Washington to
positions with dairy farms, manufac
turies and other organisations, and
calls for ten more' that could not be
The Pioneer Alpine Dairy of Everett,
one of the toost up-to-date milk plants
in the state, according to Professor K.
V. Ellington of the college, has just
made James Bylling of Snohomish,
The Maple Leaf Dairy Milk distribut
ing plant has employed Seren -Christen-sen
of South Bellingham. This plant,
according to Professor Ellington, re
quires managerial ability, and is one
with modern equipment, says Professor
Robert Patrick of Seattle has taken
the position as assistant buttermaker
for Swift & Co., of that city.
The Snohomish County Cow Testing
association of Washington is now in
charge of Donald Saunders of Marys
ville,.who was an active "jnember In
jschoel activities..
At Chehalis the Shady Grove herd
of purebred Jerssys "Is being managed
by Merle W. Means of Monroe, presi
dent of the Snohomish County club and
also member of the national honor fra
ternity Phi Kappa Phi.
William T. Putnam Jr.. of I,akp
Cushman is developing his own herd
of high, class, purebred Jersey cattle.
Fred S. Martin of Penawawa has
been made county agricultural agent
for Wahkiakum county.
The vocational agriculture course at
the Elma- high school will be in charge
of Rudie Oltman of Bellingham, who
was president of the dairy club and
member of Alpha Zeta, honorary agri
cultural fraternity.
Former head of the dairy depart
ment, E. G. Woodward, ha3 sent from
Grasland Farms, Ta conic, Conn., for
Charles Franklin Webster of Puyallup
to become herdsman of the large pure
bred Guernsey herd he is managing
The Mercer County Cow Testing as
sociation of California, one of the larg
est in the state, has just selected John
Arthur Johnson of llwaco to add to
their staff.
Clemson college. South Carolina, has
called Fred Hamilton of Chehalis as
assistant coach because of his ability
shown as captain of the football team
In his Junior year. He will, however,
devote himself to agricultural interests
out of football season.
Spokane Fair
Declared m Best
One Ever Held
Spokane. Wash.. Sept. "9. The 29th
annual Spokane Interstate Fair and
Livestock show will close today. In
the opinion of all exhibitors this year's
fair has beer, the greatest ever 6taged
here, and shows a most satisfying mark
of progress In tht lnB-astrial, agricul
tural and livestock industries through
out the Inland Erap're and Northwest.
"It Is pleasing to close the fair with
everyone so well satisfied." said Thom
as a Griffith, fair association presi
dent, today. "Only the greatest satis
faction has been expressed by all ex
hibitors with this year's fair. Live
stock men will leave the fair grounds
this week the best satisfied in years,"
said E. E Favllle, superintendent of
the livestock department.
Much Turkey Eed
Being Planted in
Wheat Districts
W&Ua Walla. Wash, Sept. 9. With
the 1923 season'a wheat practically all
In the warehouses, farmers of Walla
Walla county have started fall wheat
seeding in the Eureka Flat, Prescott
and immediate Walla Walla regions.
Seeding- In the Prescott district ia be
ing dona with certified Turkey Red
for the most pmrt, the nine carloads
recently shipped Into the county having
gone to fanners of .that section, prin
cipally. A number of other carloads of
certified wheat, however, have been
distributed throughout the county this'
year and probably more of this class
of wheat will be planted in this sec
tion (hla fail than has' been the case
for some years. More rain Is needed
before the plantings can be completed
In all sections satisfactorily. - kr -
Little wheat was sold on the market
her during the last week, due to a
drop in the price of from 93 to M cents
for, JCo. I grade to 93 and 32 cents.
According to County Agent iL. R.
Breithaupt. the Oregon Grain Growers'
Cooperative association Is making sub
stantial progress in its mebership
campaign in Malheur county, j
"This association has recently re
leased Its preliminary statement of
returns," states Breithaupt, Vwhich
will be received (w.ttr a possibl vari
ation of three cents either way) by
wheat growers who were members of
the association last year. Deducting
freight rates from main line points in
Malheur county, for No. 1 grades, the
price would he approximately' as fol
lows : White Club. 85c per bushel ;
Common White, 85c per bushel ;' Hard
White, 9Sc per bushel . Yellowj Hard
Winter, 87c per bushel ; Northern
Spring, Soc per bushel. ?
"According to the association; these
prices average several cents above the
average prices received fori light
grades of wheat by non-members. This
is undoubtedly correct, as is the fur
ther contention that growers in ter
ritory not in competition with the as
sociation received several cents per
bushel less than those in association
territory. If this be true, cooperative
markrting of wheat may be credited
with having brought the farmers of
Malheur county .nany thousands of
dollars extra cash for the ' 1921 crop.
That this is realized by the growers
seems evidenced by the fact that it is
reported that 114 wheat growers have
recently affiliated themselves with the
organization in this county."
Potato Expert Has
Large Attendance
At Demonstration
Vancouver. Wash., Sept. 9. A dem
onstration of the potato disease "Mo
saic,'' conducted by J. E. Currej. state
seed potato inspector, on the Charles
Greely farm at Pioneer, was attended
by potato growers from all parts of
Clarke and Skamania counties. "Mo
saic," Currey said, is a virus disease
and is prevalent in all parts ;of the
United States. It destroys the chlor
ophyll in the leaves and reduces the
production of starch, cutting the yield
from 25 to 75 per cent, depending on
the stage reached by the disease. It is
difficult to detect the disease i in the
first stages, but later the leases ap
pear mottled and curl at the- edges.
Sixteen trial plots on the Greely farm
being grown under direction of the
state department of agriculture, were
used by Currey in making the demon
stration. The seed used in planting
the plots was from Skagit, Cowlitz,
Skamania and Clarke counties and no
stock was found trrat did not show
traces of "Mosaic." According to Cur
rey no district is free from this dis
ease, but some of the best seed etock
to be found in the state is grjown in
Clarke county. Currey is completing
his first round of inspection fog- certi
fied seed and will not returh until
the vines reach maturity, i Clarke
county has the largest acreage entered
for certification of any county? in the
state. '
Fruit Growers of
Walla Walla Will
Exhibit Products
Walla Walla, Wash.. Sept. p; Fruit
men of the Walla Walla valley have
been asked to enter exhibits nt theit
crops this year at the Northwest Fruit
Exposition to be held at Seattle No
vember 11 to 19, inclusive. Mrs. Win
nie Braden of Seattle, manager of
me exposition, will speak to the fru;t
growers on September 12, explaining
ui ueians 01 tne lair.
Other speakers at the meeting will be
Chester ('. Gr&y. president of the Mis
souri State Farm - bureau, and Wil
liam Armstrong, president of the
Washington State Farm bureau-. Presi
dent Gray will talk on the ; Muscle
Shoalb proposal. "
Big Business Done
On Long-Bell Ferry
Kelso. Wash.. Sept. 9. The Long
Bfll company ferry from the mill site.
south of Kelso, to Rainier, .did the
biggpst business siiice it commenced
operations Sunday end Monday. Sun- s
day more than 1100 machines were
transiorted across the Columbia river
and on Labor day the record, of 1240
was reached. Two large barges are
operated. The road from Kelsp to the
ferry is in splendid condition but that
from Kelso to Kalama is bad.
Oakland, Or., Sept. 9. Almost 1000
persons attended the second; annual
farmers picnic given here by the Doug
las county farm bureau. George A.
Mansfield, president of the state farm
bureau federation, and M. J. New
house, assistant manager of the Ore
gon Growers, were the speakers. A
demonstration and exhibits !bf club
work was given, under the direction
of County Leader Cross.
Lebanon, Sept 9. R. L. Fitswater, a
prominent fruit grower of Lebanon,
has bought the J. R. Keebler farm
north of here, consisting of 41 acres
for $12,000. The land is being planted
to loganberries and prunes.
'For tht
E d e N
Applied now, puts the lawn in
nne condition for the winter and
assures a vigorous growth in the
spring. - ;
Don't plant shrubbery, berries or
fruit trees without "Edea Rrasd.n
Now ready for immediate deliv
ery in Portland.
For Prices and Infornatioa Write
Or n Walaat IM4, city
Washington's Farm
Joins Move for
Better Livestock
Washington, Sept. 9. Wakefield
Farm, Westmoreland county, Virginia,
has been enrolled in the "Better Sires
Better Stock" movement conducted
by the various states and the United
States department of agriculture. This
la the farm where George Washington
was born in 1732, and the present oc
cupants. La tan e Brothers, come from
straight Washington stock. It is note
worthy that purebred sires of good
quality are henceforth to be used for
all classes of livestock raised on this
farm which is famous as the birthplace
of the Father of his Country. The
stock on the historic estate includes cat
tle, horses, swine, sheep and poultry.
All sires are now purebred ; the fe
males are purebred, crossbred and
grade, and are to be gradually im
proved. County Agent L. M. Walker Jr., in
terested Latane Brothers in the "nation
wide movement for improved livestock,
and John R. Hutcheson, director of ex
tension for Virginia, regards the en
rollment as of particular interest since
George Washington was a good farmer
and a lover of good stock.
Prizes Are Awarded
For Thoroughbreds
Spokane, Wash.. Sept. 9. Judging
of horses was concluded at the In
terstate fair Wednesday. In the thor
oughbred class winners were as fol
lows : Stallion, 4 years old and over,
C. C. Emmertt, iCalgary. Alberta, first;
William Byers.Tiermiston, Or., second.
Mare, 4 years old and over, C. C.
Emmertt. first and third, and William
Byers, second.
ikT Cycol is
perfected by. a u ,
U new scientific 1 v
I method II iA
"ss Executive Office, Associated Oil Building. 79 Montgomery St.
vnss San Francisco, California
The directors of the Oregon Poultry
and Pet Stock association have ap
pointed judges for the-1922 show which
will be held with the Pacific Interna
tional Livestock exposition November
4 to 11.
K. C. Branch of Lees Summit. Mo.,
and W. M. Coats of Seattle are the
poultry judges and John C. Fehr of
Indianapolis will judge the rabbits.
Branch is prominent in the affairs of
the American Poultry association and
for many years has placed the awards
in some of the best shows in the coun
try. Coats is now regarded as a perma
nent feature in the Portland show,
having judged here for 14 consecutive
years.. There are few poultry breeders
on the West coast who are not per
sonally acquainted with Coats and
his 14 engagements here-indicate the
character of his work In the show
John C. Fehr judged the rabbits here
last year and handled the work in
a " wayt that brought a request from
a majority of the exhibitors for a
return engagement.
The management of the Pacific In
ternational are giving the Poultry and
Pet Stock association all possible help
and support in making this show one
that will be of real service to the poul
try industry, and the directors of the
poultry association are confident that
the 1922 exhibit will be the best col
lection of high class stock ever brought
together here.
Poultry and rabbit breeders have
the opportunity here of placing their
stock before visitors from every sec
tion of the Northwest and this show
is bound to become an important dis
The high lubricating value of Cycol is due to an
advanced method of refining the new Hexeon
process used only in making Cycol.
By making Cycol free from destrur.Hx7"5nTnt,'
- v rf UAiAU
compounds, the Hexeon process accomplishes
what scientists have long striven forincreased
stability of motor oij under engine heat.
Cycol does not break down nor thin out rapidly
under high operating temperatures. It main
tains an unbroken lubricating film between
moving parts. It sustains an'oil tight" piston
seal. It prevents many serious motor troubles.
tributing center for breeding stock.
Sales at last year's show exceeded
those of any previous show ia the his
tory of the association. "
1 notes'..
Clean eggs bring better market
prices. Cooperative poultry organiza
tions urge their members to produce
clean eggs so as to receive the top
price. It is not always possible to
keep every egg absolutely clean but it
is possible to reduce the number of
dirty eggs to a very small percentage.
A clean, large magtern poultry house
with plenty of good-sized comfortable
nests Is a vital necessity in the produc
tion of clean eggs. If a light oil spray,
or water spray with 10 per : cent of
crude carbolic acid, is used in the late
afternoon, it helps rid- nests of mites
and fleas. Eggs to retain quality and
reduce amount of breakage should be
gathered as frequently as is practicable
and not less than twice a day in warm
weather. . -' '
Milk is usually plentiful on the farm,
and the chickens should receive the
benefit 0 this. Give the .growing; stock
a feast f milk every day or, two
no matter whether it be sweet, skimmed
or sour. It is also good for the old
fowls, especially those in molt. But
with all" kinds -of fowls, and especially
the growing stock, care-should be taken
tc place no more before them at one
time than they will consume in just a
few minutes, for otherwise it soon be
comes contaminated and unfit for the
Chehalis, Wash., Sept. 9. Fair pre
miums, paid out at the Southwestern
Washington fair figured $7326.8ff, ex
clusive of the poultry department.
Eight hundred and ninety-nine head
of livestock were on exhibition, while
15 carloads of these were sent to the
Spokane fair.
Washington, Sept. 9, WASHIXG
Attention Is agafit called to the dis
tribution of picric acid from left over
war supplies of the government through
a report by Dr. Charles E. Munroe, ex
plosive chemist of the i United States
bureau of mines and consulting expert
of the waf and navy departments, who
states that this acid in cartridge form
is the safest, most powerful and best
explosive known to science for remov
ing stumps and blasting- work on the
farms. v: .,
The government has about 6.000.000.
pounds "of i this acid stored at Fort
Wingate. N. M., and Edgewood arsenal,
Maryland,- and it la distributed by au
thority of congress through the bureau
of roads without cost -except for sis
cents a pound for drying and cartridg
ing, plus transportation. The distribu
tion is made tothe state agricultural
colleges and 1 state extension services,
to which farmers rhould apply for par
ticulars as to the total expense to
them and for othr details.
Dr. Kunroe explains that picric acfd
is not sensitive to impact, friction,
shock or ignition and is comparatively
safe as compared with other high ex
plosives. It keeps indefinitely and is
not affected by heat ; or cold. Ship
ments to - the western states- will be
made from the station in New Mexico.
Warren, Sept. 9, Preparations are
being made by the farmers, in this vi
cinity for county fair, exhibits. -The
display promises the greatest in the
history of Columbia county. ' Septem
ber 19 to 21 are the dates. -