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About The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980 | View Entire Issue (March 25, 1926)
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Mill' CMS Oil MORE HEAD LETTUCE
. MAY ROLL FROM THIS DISTRIUTTH1S YBR
' A Bumper Crop of Tight Heads
The Labish Growers Get Three Crops of Lettuce From
' Their Land,5 Harvesting of the First Crop to Begin
Around the Middle of May They Produce a-Wonder-'
fully Fine Quality of Crisp, Tender Lettuce The Third
Year of the Industry on a Commercial Scale 1
The head lettuce Industry of the
Salem .district Is .making excel
lent progress.? It ; made , a i fair
. start in 1924, after, some years of
; experimenting , In "that year, six
. cars of head -lettuce were shipped
to. outside markets. -Last year,
. eight-cars were shipped to distant
market?, and, about the equivalent
.of, seven cars. .of the loose pack
were sent to the local and nearby
,-iaarlcetsW . a. ,:'! s ;;
" . And;4his year, with good luck,
there will be upwards of thirty
-1 cars'dto, be disposed of; possibly
. s high es sixty, cars jnay be pro
duced. ' -' J T . 4
Thus there ls being developed
i on the LabU.hr " Meadows beaver-
dam lands north of Balm'Wtll no
4 doubt within, a few; years become
! a gigantic head lettuce industry.
' The celery growers on those
.lands, members of the Labish
X Aieaaows Atierj uionurs uuiva,
mostly Americanized' Japanese
farmers, hare' been! experimenting
with head lettuce, for a long time
The outstanding f leader, in this
-.group IsRoy JC Fukuda, the pio
Eeer celery grower who has been
and Is constantly carrying on ex-
perimental work -with prospectire
crops adapted to that locality,
There are some 2 S of the cel
ery growers : of that district who
re also growing head lettuce and
i Is likely that her will all pro
duce lettuce as well as celery as
the industry 'develops. There ate
40 or more of the celery growers
now, and the number IS.increas-
' rrvTb MeiBoitoUsedtj:. , j
TJve 7 Labish Meadows - growers
nAVi Kew Terkvariety of let
"ttcenrta 4he; market the! product
fU Vnowji as thejeberg. -.j "
isfcXteyi pln: the Sseed I in, jgreen
shOuseil early in f January. In
about a 'month "' they transplant
JntQ cold frame hot beds. Inian-
' other month they , begin trans
planting in the fields. They; are
bbout through with this first rrop
field planting 1 now r They hope
1 n Tiata tha flrkt rr on nf head!let-
ti ce ready for the -market from
the 10 th to Jhe lBth of .May, and
Mils first-crop will; last; for about
-J ' month, i;.;, ;,,, 4, . ,,
: This gives Ihem; the advantage
of the early ' market ? after 'the
t California- supply is about: gone,
aud'the Utah and . Colorado icrop
; Iias not come; on, ; and they j- can
pen an iney ran suypij, up iu me
middle- of June. After that they
have competition, from other i dsl-
tilcts. . 4. ', , .... :...!.---
. Fine for Quality
There is no doubt as to ; the
t-itte-of the Labish Meadows let-tttce.'-FTlieflavor
Is fine, -s There
is no better,. lettuce. There is
some difficulty so. far, in produc
ing uniformly 'solid heads; or
tigHteab,accT3rdlBff sto x the
lrade 'deRlghafl6n. The trade
4- vants tight heads.! - H I -
The-distant shipments haye so
S h far all be r of the tieht t heads.
I ? ; Their experimenting j is bringing
1 1 ! about conditions that will produce
: 'uniformly tight heads. Experl-
!; iuenting and and proper methods
of selection and cultlration. ' Ei-
perimenting. and proper selection
k and cultivation I f
-. The Labish growers realise that
4 - they must sell on quality, it they
; are to make a; big success:- just
the same as7 they have done with
I, . their celery, till they have gained
. .. nation wide tfaror.-.' r'; !
If.) . '. Tha Competition :
? : ; The , head lettuce , growers here
: . In the Salem, district have i some
li m net it Ion from Troutdale grow
crs, who have river bottom Hands
and put out a somewhat dlfferentt
product! There are other com
mercial growers, mostly .In late
lettuce, In Oregon.. . There .are
nome growers j in. ' the Siiverton
California Is an Immense head
lettuce shipper and Utah produces
a great deaL There has been a
TyT82- expansion of this ia
clustrr--!! over the country in the
past-fe'tj years, an d-there are In
4 dlcationr that It will keep n ex
landing, r Lettuce Is used In the
- dietary of. the nation' more and
'wore generally, and the ratura
Hon point is evidently a: long way
off yet, i- ,.;-
- Two Succession Crops
'.The lettuce crop of thei Labish
'district does not end with the
How great this community mag grow, how prosperous and complete it: may jfYjVtp ; A I I
become, depends upon us our willingness and our desire to worktogether--- JIME lOr.
Might Make it Sixty Cars
in the latter part of June. , .
There is a second and third
planting, seed sowing and the
growing of the young plants In
regular succession, as well as the
plantings in the fields. The same
land is used for thee second and
third t crops -that is, j, there are
three crops of head lettuce grown
each season in the same soil, the
plants for . the second crop being
taken, off.! " The yield 'is' better
than a carload to the acre and
handled in this way it may be
two crops I to the acre. .About
thirty acres are devoted to, celery
in the Labish district . this year.
Nearly all of this is only fire to
seven miles from Salem.
.The seed comes from the east
and from California. It Is all of
one variety, the New York; the
Iceberg, as known by the trade.
The seed costs from S 2.50 to 4 a
pound. It takes about one pound
for four acres. Experiments hare
been made ln producing home
frown seed. . . V
The third crop of head lettuce
for this district lasts to up towards
ThanksgiTing. It laps over the
The carload shipments are made
from Brooks and Quinaby. The
lettuce goes In "refers." as .the
railroad men call them: that is.
In refrigerator cars. They, are
heavily iced all the way. A car
contains 228 crates. Three to
three and a half dozens of heads
go intov' each "crate. ; ; iThe crates
weigh SQL.to ,j60 .pouAda, , without
Ice. The crates measure
inches, by 12 inches high.,: They
bring in Chicago and 'other east
era markets $4 to $S a crate: But
this gross. 'The heavy1 shipping
&nd Icing and commission and oth
er charges have to come, out first.
The heads of the Salem district
head lettuce run large. Some
crates carry only two'dozen heads.
1 he quality (a high; the bis fgiht
is to get tight heads,' and there is
progress in this, as stated above.
Ihe car load trade demands tight
heads, though loose heads are as
cilsp. and fine ' flavored as . the
tight ones, and as beneficial in the
dietary of the consumers.
Pay Much Rent
The Labish growers" of liead
lettuce,' celery, onions, , potatoes,
asparagus ' and other commercial
crops pay a lot of rent each year.
They pay around $45 aa acre an
nually owing to the length of
threir contracts. " The tendency is
for higher rentals; There is
about 10,000 acres ofbeaverdam
land available for. intensive culti
vation of the high producing, cash
crops and a good-deal less than
5400 acres Is now used. That is,
in the whole Labish - beaverdam
land district. ' And - the annual
(.-toss cash returns are now away
above a ! million dollars a year.
.nd growing every 1 year, r Going
toward the ten million dollar
mark. ' . - ' . -!: -
Jim Ml Tada. Route 9, Salem, is
among the leaders of his people
there. , probably! next to Itoy K.
Fukuda. i He works! 38 acre.-His
place is east of the Pacific high
way: about a mile east.- The heaa
lettuce and celery, acreage v is
tbout equally divided between.the
west and eas of the highway
probably a little more now on the
east side than on the west side.
Mr. Tada has five acres in head
lettuce, 25 acres in ;celery, five or
six In onions, andi two acres in
asparagn; He sells his asparagus
In Salem,? principally. It Is ;;a
wonderfuUy f large, tender, crisp
asparagus. The outcome may? be
conceivably be a , great industry,
supplying big asparagus canneries
here, as In the Sacramento district
in California. t . ?'
Mr. Yada is the president of the
Labish .Meadows Celery, union.
which ships under the designation
of the Meadow Brand Celery: Mr
Fukuda. - is secretary' Ronald
Jones Is manager.! The same or
ganization handles the head let-
tuee sales and shipments.- S.- O.
Kim. Corean. who is a farmer and
extensive market gardener In that
Kection.Ms member of the celery
union. ; ' I ' .
HAMILTON HITS CITY
v.'.-; (ComUnnod from pago X.
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and, agricultural : lands, and seu
the' products thereof to the indus
tries also at cost T '
f ;. ' i
why not -hare the government ae
quiro the home' sites for, the em
ployes of the prospectire indus
tries and erect homes thereon and
sell them; ;r. rent them also tat
cost'1 and cut out ihe (Infamous
profits? - ., . . ' '
"Why not have it acquire all of
the commodity ' distribution busi
ness and sell clothing, , food and
amusements to the same employes
at 'cost - and eliminate more un
holy profits?.;; ;; ' , ; u;
"Why not have the government
acquire and operate the banks and
loan money to the-new industries
also at 'cost' to the government,
and thereby eliminate the usuri
ous profits of the money barons?
"Why not have the government
buy the products of .its. industries
and thereby create the rery neces
sary market,' and then sell said
products at cost of selling, thereby )
eliminating the wicked profits of
brokers and dealers?
"If all of the , foregoing were
done, surely industries would be
attracted In large numbers. "Then
when they were all established,
running nicely and paying fair
dividends, , as are most of the
power , companies today, . should
not the government complete the
cycle and take over the Industries,
it has been wet-nursing, And sell
their pYoducts at cost to the dear
peepul" because, of the unde
serred profits made? -,
"When the ''government has
taken - orer all the natural re
sources, business and Industries,
we will all be employes ; of the
gorernment except the lawyers,
doctors, educators and preachers
and may the Lord help them
then!" : ' -,. ' ,
Mr. Hamilton showed' that
while the Eugene plant is supply
ing only the city Itself, the PEP
Co. is going out of Salem aad de
veloping the smaller communities.
One of the factors n dereloplng a
community is us cnamber of com
merce, he declared. '
"The great Industrial growth of
Los Angeles Is primarily due to
the activity of its chamber of
commerce members and employes.
There are 10,000 members, many I
thousands of whom are very ac
tive. "The large increase in the In
dustrial growth in Los Angeles
has also been due to the inclusion
of a large portion of that part of
the state within the city limits: I
to the movie Industry, w: lch lo- J
caiea in icp Angeles primarily I
because of favorable climatic con-
7 lw I w"va are very essential
""ru ' lV.t Ctiir una
o? ; ; T .nVr. r.J
dustrles ta locate there and to tha
support it gives to existing Indus-1
tries when once established.
"Much of Salem's 'industrial
growth recently has been due to
iue Kcuviiy oi its cnamber of
as tbey do orivate businesH
The war to dereloo Salem tl
the maximum is to actirely- andnand. But it had struck the des
substantially support Its chamber I perado in the forearm, and Alf
or commerce, as do the citizens in
the city of Los Angeles and other
cities which hare participated in
THREE MORE DAYS LEFT
IN BIG VOTING 0FFERla,mot OTertok It.. went through
overlook one opportunity to bet-1
ter jtbeir chances to win, they arc
taking the desperate risk of losing
the big prizes already partially
won and 'which really? belong to!
them. - The candidate- who falls Edward's gun was empty. He r
to do his or her utmost dnrintr I membered. he had fired' three
the remainder of this J'perlod" is
almost certain to bring dismal dis
appointment upon himself or her
self as well as their friends who
are naturally as interested . lu
their success as tha i.a.ndidatMi
Never again during the ' cam
paign in the contest will it be pos
sible to secure as many votes on
subscriptions as between now and
8 o'clock Saturday night; March
27. : To hold back subscriptions
now or to depend on promises to
subscribe on a later , date- simply
means that you wilt- bare- less i
votes on such subscriptions. We
are putting it up to oti fairly and
Tracks rete' built up" good as
new for less than half .price.
General welding' of all kinds
Steel, 'cast, iron," alnmlnumjtte.
An Oppcn Weld ' ,. ; j
." Has AJwayslTeld
rjrsnsn:!. thtj vlacu
... - "CJ5 MlLLut3?A V ;'
FRIES: MAKES PAYROLL
squarely.-. If you would be declar
ed the; winner of one of : the" big
ears- you can "not possibly afford
to let the big vote period pass
without having done your very
best, j ;"v." , u " , .'
:. Now during the last three day.t
of this big 'rote period you can
make sure of being the winner ot
the big motor cars waiting to' be
driven away by their -lire wire;",
winners.."'. ,- ,;..- '
Bear in mind that-you can pile
up the winning votes these next
three, days., A little mathematics
will prove it. Before this Satur
day night a the year subscription
i to The Statesman will count 23 4,-'
000 Votes on the regular rote
schedule and remember that the
100,000 vote, bonus for eyery .$20
woith of subscriptions jccuied
during this period also ends . on
Saturday night at 8 p. m.
Keep constantly in mind the
fact that the big campaign closes
forever two weeks from next -Sat
urday night, on April 10. ' '
The Arizona Sheriff
Tales of his adrentnnt, Tkls eouzaca,
Ills aamor, bla kMB intelllfwjc m
ceUvcud by Major Orovir P. Sextan.
"Tho Zpaty tiom Tavspal County."
How with nlMblo rna and motor cm
bo orlnfft swift and uro Jactlco to
I The Spoiled Haircut'
' - fu hot
Tne i.rst bootlegger in Miami,
Gila county, Arizona, were Mar
tine and Frisco Somarano. .
They went at it with a venge
ance.; Scattered around wnere it
would reach the right ears, was
"I any officer tries to monkey
with us, he'd better hare his
They were bad men, too, both
of them almost as bad as a Chi
cago gunman. '
Their talk, aimed at the ears of
Alf Edwards, now sheriff of Gila
county, got there with celerity. Alf
Is the friendliest man one could
meet in a day's Journey; quiet and
peaceable., too. But he was, and
Is, an officer. ,
So when the word came-he got
out the Studebaker. ami the -45
six-shooter standard trappings
today of Thte Arizdha Sherifr
and went out to look over these
two gentlemen. He went to thelH
house and saw the two of them
through a window. Getlng out of
the car. he went to U,k to them
Martine burst' out of the door
with an army 45 automatic pistol
In his hand, and the gun came
Ho had fired two
hot his own gun.
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I ' 1 ne snenn s iirst ouuet xnocs
tne Mexican's gun, out or bis
was a little ashamed of his aim.
with the fellow only ten feet away,
He didn't want to leare such an
so close .to the first that . they
it 43 the only recorded instance
In Arizona where a man was shot
I through, with a 45 and. knocked
I down. Instead the Mexican leap
I ed and began grappling with Alf
for the sheriff's gun.
Koos Tons Moaoy n
M oaatoonto ludo as
OAPXTAZ. XCOFTlOBirTAZ. WOXXS
9. O. Jonoo Co.. Proprietor
AH Kinds o atcanmontU Work
' !-s-' - Factory u Offleot
8210 ft. Coat 'L. Oprootto X, O. O. T.
Comotorr, Box St
Pfcooo SSS. 8AUM, QBBOOW
17 TarleUos -
' ' 'lee's:, '."ti
' . HATCHERY 1
Pbono S2T21 . . ;
W. B. Holcomb
. Ualvoraal . '
1090 . Capital
(; wiaiyi icnisht
: ', Osliknd
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; . Sales and Scrrles : '
VICIC BROS. . ;
Ulsh Street at Trade .
other shots and. had forgotten to
put In-fresh ' cartridges, j eo he
droped 'it 'and the' wounded Mar
tine grabed It. : . J .
v The rhootlegger , held : it in J his
wounded hand and tried to "fan'
the, gun two or three times slap
ping the hammer back' with his
good hand, then, letlng the ham
mer' sKp back to discharge - the
cartridge. fV . v
. , Frisco, the brother; had picked
up' Marline's army automatic, and
had slipped, up behind the sheriff.
He placed . the army gun at the
base of the sheriff's head and
pulled the, trigger.
Alt felt the weapon and Jerked
his head to one side. The bullet
shot "out a4 furow'bf hair clear
across his head and burned his
ear.'. !: ..1 ;
The husky sheriff floored Mar
tine with one blow and while Fris
co halted a-moment amazed that
tha shot had not killed the officer,
he smashed Frisco with his fist on
the chin and the fight was orer.
Alf reloaded his own gun, put
the now tamed Somarano broth
ers in the back seat of his car, and
even though they were behind
him, he watched them through the
car's rear mirror and Hook them
to Jail in Globe. They had had all
the fight, taken out of them.
. Sentenced to fire years each,
the gorernment authorities asked
for them and they were deported
to Spain. The sentence Is a de
terrent to their returning -to
But Alf is still peered: Frisco's
shot had spoiled a corking good
haircut for which he had paid out
60 cents In good money, that rery
day. The Somaranos had better
not come back to Globe.
FILL CONTROVERSY ENDS
DIRT SLIDES INTO STREAM,
CITY DEBATES MATTER
The recent controrersy in which
the city of Salenr and F. N. Derby
played 'the' principal roles is an
parently settled, according to
Fred Williams, city attorney.
Derby, it. was held by Street
Comftiissioner Walter S. Low and
Alderman 'Pate 1 Johnson, was
somewhat inclined to refuse the
city's earnest " petition that he
stop dumping dirt-on his location
at the west side of the south end
of the South Church street bridge.
As long as the fill was con
lined to his-own property, all well
and good, maintained Low. But
as soon as the fill began to slide,
and splash into Mill stream until
that body of water was all but
dammed, it was' time for the dirt
dumping to cease. This was the
opinion of City Engineer Hugh
Rogers, as well as that of Low.
It is said that renewed tendency
of the fill to crawl toward the
creek has made obrlous the neces
sity to stop work on the fill for
: Ink has made men more fam
ous than blood.
26t Korta Cottago Street
VIBBERT & TODD
; &rrj and High fits.
RADIO , LIGHTING
. Manufacturers of
VINEGAR. SODA WATER
, - .Fountain Supplies ..
Salem , Phone SO - f Ore.
fUts'r . v.. vToloskoao StSt
1 Painters and Decorators .
latorloc or Kxoarlor Work ,
Wo poelaUoo oa Xb tori or work. - lVot
w ahevYoo. mm work wo kavo oao.
DIXIE HEALTH BREAD
Ask Tour Grocer
THE LABISH MH LID PRODUCES .
A WOKDERFULLY Firffi QUALITY LETTUCE
Some of It Is So Ricri That It Is Difficult to Get Solid Heads,
the Kind Wanted by the Eastern Trade, From It Let
tuce Brings in the First; Koney Returns in the Spring,
Being Ahead of Strawberries, Says Manager of Ship
ping and Merchandising of It - - : t . - '; f;
Editor Statesman: ' ; : . . 1
Head lettuce has been grown In
this - vicinity for only two years
prior to this year, in any commer
cial acreage. In 1924 we shipped
two carloads out of the state and
in 1925 we shipped six carloads,
and we hope to have ten cars this
year. " '
The lettuce grown in the La
bish district is of a very high
quality. The only difficulty that
we hare experienced is in getting
a solid head. ( Some (" of the
ground seems to be too rich and
the lettuce grows too fast, so that
the best quality of lettuce is tnat
which is crown on - the ground
that has clay mixed with the bea
rerdam. The lettuce that we have
shinned out has been graded rery
carefully in order to build up a
verr hieh Quality for this district.
The following 13 a paragrapn
taken from a letter dated June
16, 1925, from our Minneapolis
broker: "Referring to the two
cars of lettuce tnat we nave
handled fpr you. This was the
best lettuce we hare seen this
spring from anywhere, in fact, I
do not beliere we hare erer hand
led any of better quality and
.The weather has a good deal
to do with making a good qual
ity, head .lettuce, as warm' days
and cold nights tend to make
firm heads, and rainy weather
makes a loose head, and some
times makes the lettuce slime.
Lettuce is usually a very easy
crop to grow, but is very highly
perishable and almost overnignt a
rood field of lettuce can be ruin
ed by slime or other causes, de
pending on weather conditions.
A carload of lettuce consists or
over three hundred crates and we
can" usually figure on a carload per
acre. It has a short growing tea-
son, the crop maturing In about
ninftT davR. so that if conditions
are favorable and the market is
right it is a great money maker.
FRUIT AND SHADE
From our splendid assortment
of varieties for spring planting.
SALEM NURSERY COMPANY
216 Oregon Bldg.
Phone 2365 i '"
Is Your Well
Use our sanitary
well pipe, that keeps
out surface water,
and lets only deep
ground water . in.
Made of strong ma-
terials, and reason- r
able in price.
' Hood at Front , Street
Salem .: ,
OPKRATINO ON A 'REGULAR SCIIEDULB Handling Merchandise and Carload Ehipntzia
' Between SALEM and PORTLAND and Way Landings
' ' . V. . SCHEDULE t Vt -
Lnave PORTLAND i OO -A."" M Sundays Tuesdays ..and .Thursdays . ....
, . - Leave SALEM ' :00 A. Mondays," Wednesdaya and Fridays
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, ' nrT mji vni in cutoti vrrMTC' s
; sand A LL
.; Lettuce is, the. first crop that
brings us . a monetary . return In
the spring, It usually cominIn
ahead of strawberries by about
two weeks. ,'- '
r In order to avaif ourselves ; of
the best market conditions It is
best to have lettuce here as early
as possible, until about thelCth
of June or sometimes tha first of
July; and then to have another
crop come on in tha fall during
September and October. Last
year- was the -first time we hare
had any fall lettuce, and it sold
very , well in mixed cars with our
celery. - '- ' - -
ronald e. Jones:
Brooks, Or., Marcb 22, 1926. .
(Mr. Jones is manager for the
BUTTER-CUP BUTTER j
1Know for iU QUALITY ; ;
Buyers of : Best Grade -.Cream.
Our Method: Co-operation
Our Iideal: The Best Onlr '
137 South Commercial Street
Phone 290 . , :
More Cows and Better Cow
Is the Crying Jfeed .
- & Produce Co,
Salem. Oregon -
Phone 2422 ,
T. A. Livesley & Co. ! i
Largest Growers, Shippers and Exporters cl ,
PACIFIC COAST HOPS fi
Offices: Salem, Oregon and San Francisco,
- - . ' - California - - ' 1 1 ' k
Manufacturers of :
BOND LEDGER GLASSINE v r
r -GRELASEPROOFTISSUE, !
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Support Oregon Products
Specify Salem Made" Paper for Yctxi
VATER and SAVE THE DIFFERENCE;
.tiMs v. fla, u
Dock rrj'f : sxlzh rocn sad .TAnn::pui:i:
. t rooT
f Or 'ONE
Labish growers ot ' head ' lettuce
and celery, in the shipping and
merchandising of Jbeso crops.
Ed.) . " X.
Truth, carries no copyriglit;
help yourself to all you want. r
Consider -what - Is claimed for
Chiropractic methods "and vou
will easily realise what a com
mon sense science it lay , It
aims, by removing causes, ;to
eliminate disease, and doctr so
success! ully. : -: ? a ???.
, Phone for an appolntme&tt
Dr.CXL; Scott; D.C.
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256 North High Street
Phone 87. or 82S-R
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Wha la It?
Phone 192 v
, NEW SALOI HOTEL ;
Where HosplUUty Awaits Von
New Building, New Equipment,
. Best Located"" . 1
" fc George Crater, Manager .
W. 'C ,CnIbertson, Proprietor
Roy Bohannon, Wr,
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City View Conntery;
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Salem, - Orescn
I B. DCTHSMOOB .
Salem Wicker Furniture
llannfacturins Co. ,
Wo an Dlroet
oaolno Sottoa Boo Qr2Sty
Xmsbmc, ScflaUMnc, Tplialstr!rX
. SSlSStoto SU. StUa, Qrogoa ,v
& Paper Co;
or cour.r L,r::::::7
tii.iii.iii. ,1.- , - . ,
harvesting of 4the Jftt jpanHrsgince MtoJ&Vlz$i