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Zli CizSZ'X STATTIAH, CalsA .'Orrj Ca&y Kacfc j.-l)cceaSrf 23, 123
Record Making "Hoistein
Herd Has Been Built Up :
: At College Farm
-' Fire-years ago Just as ordin
ary dairy herd, today one of the
leading herds of the northwest,
with state champion cattle, Is
the "accomplishment of the Mt.
Angel college stock farm.
The herd -was first developed
. under the management of Rct.
Tr. Martin. In 120 Rer. Ft.
Joseph, O. S. B.. t6ok over the
management and built the ' fine
dairy - barn which Is now in nse.
He realised- that as expert dairy
man was needed if the, farm was
to . reach trie standard- f of which
he dreamed.- : -.J l-v. ;V,
la 1924 L. H. Thomas came
to : take charge of the farm and
in the fall of that year the first
animals for the 'foundation of the
herd were bought. Among the
lot was the "present senior herd
aire, .Valdessa -De Kol. now - re
cognized as one of the greatest
" proven sires In America.
The. following spring another-
group of fine animals was pur
chased. Including the grand
champion cow at the Oregon
state -fair in 1928, Tillamook
Lilian Beauty. Nearly a year ago
the boll Sir Walter Inka Home
stead 2nd was bought. His sire
was. grand champion at the Ore
gon state fair for 3 years
- straight, 1924, 1925 and 1926.
Sir Walter was grand champion
at the fair In 1929.
There are now about 80 head
of registered Holsteins at the
farm. It is an abortion free herd
and for several years has been
accredited free from tuberculo
sis. Cows capable of giving over
100 pounds of milk daily' and
cot.s testing ovr 4 per cent are
found In fheherd. To accomplish
this is more" than mere luck. No
, coy is kept In the herd that will
not give over 400 pounds of
butter fat. This rule applies even
to heifers. " -
The utmost care in selection
of stock,4 feeding and -general
care has been and is being exer
cised at. the farm. Fivemen 'are
employed who wqrkaatnder the
direction of Lawrence Thomas.
Yoang stock' from, the herd is
In constant demand,
$5000 worth has been sold dur
ing the year, mostly young bulls.
The demand for stock from this
prize winning herd is constant.
I By FRANK I. WELLER
' Farm Editor
' WASHINGTON (AP) An ov
erloaded market and declining
profits have setfethe federal farm
board plumbing California's grape
. The group will study whatever
factors of overproduction, faulty
distribution or combination of
difficulties facing the 1930 crop.
It is the second effort, to un
tangle the California situation.
The board already has approved
a loan of 19,000.000 for stabil
ization of the 1929 market and
$1,000,000 of the amount has
gone forward to a raisin growers
too pera tire association,
After seeking the basis for a
1930 program In Calif orala the
board proposed to study the
problem of ... growers in New
York. Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ar
kansas and other states adding
to the $05,000,000 annual busi
: "ness of the grape Industry.
The California situation Is the
most acute because it is the big
gesL There Is sufficient acre
age to produce 75,000 cars of
grapes each year if the w eatb.gr
-.- is favorable. . It ia-Xor the farm
board -to determine whether that
amount can be marketed prof i-
- tably or whether some . of the
acreage must be abandoned. ;
The flatter move, it is agreed,
. would be unpopular. .
. For ' two years the bureau of
agricultural- economics has nrg
5ed upon the California . . Vineyard-
,Jstsa. association the necessity for
- reducing acreage. . . - -.
The circumstances are those of
norma reaction to any wildly pre
; cipitated boom. As early as 1 9 2 2
i the tfemendous demand - f for
Juice "grapes ' was' sending prices
"from $25 and '$30 a' ton to some-
times more' than $1001 . - : . "
Producers immediately', start-
ed expansion, t urged on by the
; peak sales of 1925 and 1927. The
. total carload shipment of fresh
grapes rose from 59,914 cars in
!2922 to 81,734 In 1923. Of the
' former California' provided 42,
947 -cars and of the latter 72,-
SS0 cars.. ' '. " .
I ' Although frost ' and 1 drought
damaged the. 19 29 crop and ahip
t menta up to October 21 are about
- 10,000 cars under -that : of the
same period a .year . ; ago, the
t heavy production - continues. -
Tne additional acreage brought
, imt by. good prices la - producing
r- ;- stow; and creating the - very -ser-'
' ions - problem Of determining
when and' In what ? Quantities it
la best, to strike for big sales la
fresh " grapes rajins- or grape
. kyproducts.-L-f it- .fiO"'
" - . .
- v ; l FILBERTS FLOOUSTI .
. - .The' Willamette Valley eountry
; -j J thO-only .placeln f ibo " United
v States . growing commercially Da
:. i ChiDy. and -Barcelona -filberts. ,,v
- ' ? . . 1 . !.
' ,T7a guarantee service .If . yoor
i CUtesman fails to arrive by 0;30,
I phone $00 and copy wilt be deH
- Urered to job. ; y,
Markets . . Crops . : ... Farm Home ... . Livestock
The Diversified Interests of the Valley; Agriculturalist
Top Santians Model Nether
land -Oregow state cbampkm,
.four year Old. First prtsc. Jun
ior A. R. O. cow at Pacific la
ternational Livestock Show La
1929. Her record Is 2894.9
ponnas 'of milk and ' 1035
pounds of batter fat at fonjr
years f age.
-RJgfit Sir Walter Ink
Homestead , Second. Grand ,
clTampion bull at Oregon state
fair, 1929. This is the only
champion ball in Oregon from
grand champion, cow and a
grand champion sire.
Wheat Leads Advance in ajl
Prices Except Dairy and
PORTLAND. Dee. 28 (AP)
Grain led the advance in the gen-
Krai market situation in Portland
during the week and the increase.
in prices was reflected in nearly
all markets except dairy and pro
Big Bend Bluestem was quoted
on a cash, basis at $1.38 at the
close of the week, contrasted to a
close of $1.34 rlast week. . Soft
white was sold at $1.26. up. four
cents.' Hard winter was quoted at
$1.244 alone with western 'red
and northern spring, these rarie-
ties showing a decline. Oats, how
ever, registered a 50 eent gain for
the week.' quoted at $35.50 for
No. 2, 38-lb. white.
Hogs were about 25c up, with
heavyweights offered at 8.75 . to
10:25; lightweights at, 10.25 to
10.50. and feeder stock 8.50 to
Prices held steady In all live-.
stock lines, however, with trade
at the yards light. . The - bulk of
hogs was shipped direct.
Low-grade cattle were dragg
ing and prices were generally un
changed over, last week. Sheep
too, were unchanged:
Butter prices again weakened
for the second consecutive week.
Extras were quoted at .38, Sown
1. cent; standards. .37, down 1;
prime, firsts, .30, down 1. and
firsts .34, off 1 cent.
Whole milk fell off consider
ably and was quoted ! at 2.40 to
2. $0 per hundred for 4 per cent
butterfat, delivered' In Portland,
less 1 per cent. Last week's close
Hops staged a comeback, and
were being bought at tv 12 H
compared to the close list week
at 5 to 11 cents. - :
Wool was offered at 18 to 26e
for the eastern Oregon grade, and
3 0 to 3 3c for valley grade.
c Italian prunes, were quoted at
9 to 10 cents as the week end
ed, with petites going at thi t
7 cents. . ...
RADIO STATION BURNS
NOMEOilaska, Dee. 28. (AP)
Fire, believed to hava been.
caused - by .a . defective flue, . de
stroyed the government v radio
station here Christmas morning.
- HUGE 'AREA AVAILABLE
- Although the Willamette Valley
is the most thickly populated sec
tion of the state, there la yet room
for thousands where - hundreds
now prosper. . ------
When you order The . States
man It Is delivered to you by the
little merchant In your neighbor
hood. - " '
yiOutooli j.nith Beaarj, gjaa4 chazskeiaer Qxtsaaatata fair,
LThe Farm Week in
By, FRANK I. WELLER
- y Farm Editor w
Associated Press Feature Service
edging the commendation, of Sec
retary Hyde, American meat pack
ers and wholesalers have settled
down behind tBeir new "Code of
Trade Practices" to see what hap
pens. . '
It is the tirsl time the industry
as a whole has come together to
set out tne things that are "un-
fair, wasteful and uneconomical
and pledge uniform opposition to
them. The move was initiated by
the Institute of. American Meat
Packers., Inspired by theories of
former Secretary Jardine and for
mer President Coolidge as early
Mr. Hyde, WW asked the. trade
conference not to adjourn. without
adopting a code of practices, call
It an epoch-making agreement.
In fine, the meat Industry takes
a stand against secret rebates, se
cret concessions or secret ; allowr
ances; ' attempts to obscure the
price at which goods are sold or
to, discriminate unduly among the
buyers; and against attempts to
get business by giving premiums
or coupons with packing house
products, and "guaranteeing cus
tomers against market declines or
advances. , ' :-;.'.? -
It insists that goods not.be sold
below a reasonable market value
f of the purpose of injuring a com
petitor, and that no unwarranted
attempt be made to evade the ful
fillment of an agreement to pur
chase or sell or o receive or de
The code forbids misleading
statements concerning the grade,
quality, condition, Quantity, na
ture, origin or preparation of any
packing house product, and - de
famatory -or untrue statements
concerning a competitor, his bus
iness, his policies or his product
Corporation to ' ; l
. . Is $30fl60fl00
' WASHINGTON,' D e c. 28.
(AP) The final draft of a char
ter and bylaws for the $30,000,
000 cotton corporation fourth of
the federal farm board's gigantic
machines .for cooperative; market
ing was begun today ' at the
board's headquarters. ,?
The anbeommlttee of the na
tional organisation committee
started Its work after a short con
ference with Carl Williams, the
board member representing cot
ton. A week or 19 days la eom-
pieiea. ' - -
B CDU Will
PORTLAND (AP) Taciturn
Elmer' Miller, for nearly 25 years
state predatory animal hunter,
made a particularly proper and
spectacular gesture on 'the eye of
his resignation, of nearly a life
time In hunting down cougars In
the underbrush of southwestern
Oregon. & x "
Miller bagged five Of the wily
cats, killing three In .one day,
hung up his rifle and called it a
Job well done. So did the state
Miller, born and reared in Cur
ry county on a farm along the
Pistol river, knows the hills like
an open book, for he has hunted
in them t since boyhood. He has
killed so many mountain lions
that he can't begin to estimate
the exact- number. In" one '- six
months period last year he killed
The hunter's reports, short and
sharp, bore a wealth of huatinc
material. One stated! "Left mr
raneh for Oak Grove at 7 o'clock
in -the morning. Rover picked up
cougar trail ana treed female.
Prince treed female, Ring and Ro
ver treed eougar." That was all.
but It Indicated how Millef work
ed and how his record far all
predatory hunters in the state
stood alone. ,.
Between .1020 and 1025 the gov
ernment census showed the num
ber of farms in western Oregon
Increased from 32.402 to 40,109,
an increase of 7,707 homes for-
r amines during the five-year per
iod -and this rate of increase, has
been steadily maintained.
Keep Your Money In Oregtm
Buy Monuments. Made at
Capital filonameaial World
J. C. Jones A Oo Proprietors
All Kinds, of Monumental
- - Work
; Factory and Office:
' 2110 S. Commercial St.
Opposite J, O. O. T.
' Cemetery. Box 11
Phoae f$t Salem, Oregoa
BOND ledgers glassine
:: SpedfjrSakxa llader Paper for Your ' - -
FUTURE OF F
Veteran Nurseryman Tells ef
Possibilities for Oregon"
(A. J. Ma thl, for Si y"r proprietor
f the r Fruitland nursery here s1vs a
torecaat of the fruit industry in the
RiImii tprritorr.) .
- The fruit Industry Is gradually
trending ' toward more substan
tial profits for the grower. ,The
return of prunes to ji fair .price
has' helped materially to bring
about ' this situation. We . find
that Jhe profits are very good on
walnuts, cherries, filberts,
prunes,- peaches and pear.
Considering the quality, of . our
soil,' our climate, along with the
facilities- for canning fruits, I
believe the-.. Willamette . valley
will -become 'famous throughout
the ' United States, for 'the fine
quality . of her fruits and nuts
Practically speaking-? we are Just
starting In . the industry. It was
during the war and since that we
found .ihe, demand - for onr. pro-ducts-and'this
demand 'IS grow
ing ail the time. ,
v Naturally the growers In . the
community have many obstacles
to overcome and will continue
to have them until they cooper
ate in growth g good frait, with
careful attention xto spraying,
pruning and quality of stock set
out. r Above all else the growers
must . cooperate Jn Z advertising
Oregon produce. Through the la
beling of Oregon . fruit as such
the public will be quick to de
mand Oregon fruit when buying.
This demand for our products
will naturally bring about steady
profits and satisfaction for the
growers. - .
IS VERY ACTIVE
Movement of freeh fruits and
wholesale market, wasthe heavi
est in many weeks, last MOndJy
and Tuesday. . ,.
Unofficial reports indicate po
tato storage holdings at the
Klamath Falls district of S0O
cars, and at Deschutes, of 75
100 cars. These storage holdings
represent about 50 per eent of
the total production of these two
districts. Potato . movement,
which has been duU for several
weeks, was not especially accel
merated by the holiday trading
which characterized most classes
of fruits and vegetables. "
. Weaker shipping-point lettuce
markets, during the last week, is
finally reflected In lower Port
land prices today. Good quality
lettuce from Imperial Valley and
Arizona, which . arrived too late
for the holiday trade, was offer
ed today et sharp reductions.
First winter vegetable arrivals
from Mexico ' appeared today,
with a carload of tomatoes and
green peas. Quality is very good
and prices fairly high.
JAPS REACH ENGLAND
LONDON, Dee. 28. (AP)
The Japaaese delegation to the
five naval disarmament confer
ence arrived at their destination
tonight - after landing at South
ampton la the afternoon.
Vinegar, Soda Water,
7 Cobb &Tlitdiefl
, A. B. Kelaay, lsaews
'99 8. 120i St Thorn 9t9
-Support Oregon Products fU?-
suucstxj - i - '-.i - .
Machine Age Gives Leisure
For Finer, Nobler Life' for
, Americans, Says Expert
Predicting an American re
naissance in which the present
trend of life will be regenerated
and "lifted out of the turmoil of
confusion," Henry James For
man, in an article to be publish
ed in the January Pictorial Re
view, declares that American
women, given?' absolute ' leisure
by the development of the ma
chine age, will bring about . a
finer, nobler life for herself, her
husband and her children. .
The former magazine editor
and author of "The Captain of
His Soul." "The- Endaan ted Gar
den," and other books--- declares
that, far from being the - bogy
some people picture- ft as being,
the machine age will make the
employment of - leisure - woman's
problem of problems "the most
agreeable 'problem: ever present
ed to womanhood, since, the Gar
den of Edea." He says, in part:
"As one dM one the old super
stitions are laid aside, exploded,
laughed , out of . court, we . create
new bogies to take their place.
Just -new it is- tnemachine age.
It will enslave us, we hear; it
will be the final death-blow to
our civilization; It will mechan
ize us deprive us Of souls. In
the end we shall all be a race of
"Now the truth 1s there has al
ways been . a machine age ever
since man became inventive. The
wheel, the loom, the printing
press, the steam engine, the dy
namothe .machine, . In short,
has always been of the most tre
mendous help to us, or we would
not have gone on inventing It.
And Its recent, almost fabulous.
development is of supreme inter
est to all of us, and especially to
women. To women because stead
ily, it is freeing them, and will
free, them yetmora. completely,
from the last vestiges of their
age-long snbjection-io' drudgery.
"Never,. In all (hjatory, have
American women ' stood on the
CHRISTMAS. .. i then what?
We have had an unusually good year We have sold a lot ct merchandise
and as the time for taking inventory approaches, we find, a number, of odda
and ends in our stock that must be disposed of. To do this we are offering
exceptional values throughout our entire store. Here are few:
m CPGSWKJX CHAI1W
1320 vaH6 -
OTMAlfS loose spring cushion tops -Regular
16.75 . ...
la ivory enamel
enaaea m green
, Bed, Vanity,
PTJDC KTNINa SDrrS " Ql OQ PA
J-PttCTS COLONIAL DAVKNPOKT 8KT-i
- lUgular. llSSM
- ,,27 IS-''
verge of so much freedom and
leisure. But few, comparatively,
have been able-to bring them
selves pass over that - verge. " So
take it all in ail, in the light of a
long chain-of precedents, -the tre
mendous struggle of : women
from' the most - primitive drudgery,-
vhen shewas cook, house
keeper,' spina'er, wearer, and
beast of burden, as well as moth
er and wife, Is very nearly at an
end. Why tken, dees . she jhee
tate?- - , ." ' .:-
. "The answer , seems to be habit
habit! ingrained during a mil
lion i years. The 5 point of r the
whole; matter is. ; not only has
wosnan nothing to fear from; the
machine age; but for her " own.
and. her family's sake she. had
better welcome' it with open arms
and as speedily as possible .
"So soon as woman has ac
cepted the machine and its age
she will be- ready for her jsext
grear step:- nothing else than
to indicate to mankind to in
grain to breed Into it the
right use of. leisure. For, how
ever much leisure the American
woman now possesses, compared
with her grandmother,- she will
soon have infinitely more. In the
Tery near future the employment
of that leisure will be the prob
lem of Z problems the most
agreeable, problem ever present
ed to womanhood since the Gar
den of. Eden. And just as surely
as women are completely freed,
they will think even more boldly,
farther Into the future.
MORE PLANES SENT
MOSCOW, V. S. S. R., Dec. 2$.
(AP) Commander Mejaniov
of the Soviet military air force
announced this evening that an
additional Russian expedition of
three airpanes would be sent
shortly to joirf the search for
Carl Ben Ellson and Earl Bor
land off the Siberian coast.
DINING ROOM SUITES : :
1 8-Jiece. Italian ReiiaJssance:DinmiSuite wal
1 chaira4247.50 '.
- J J uiuwv?reu
PIICE DAVOTOST SUTTE-Covered
nA niiOtil. w4lw 4ri- . .
w& w woot wpesxry re
verse, e&rrea mahogany e'lCry'tf A"
frame. Regular $289.00 Ior..;.Olu 40l
- . -
ilrilMadelaiae Callin, Vally .News ed
itor of the Oregon Statesman, Is also in
chars, of the market news of thl paper.
Each Sunday on this pace she -will por
tray the agricultural newt of Interest
to valley farmer. Contrlhations of mer
it art Invited. "V"
" The total value of Oregon's 17,
most - Important field and fruit
crops in 1825" is $93,859,600
compared to $82,153,000 last
year on an . increase of 14.2 per
cent according. to the December
summary of the Federal-state
Crop Reporting Service. This in
crease la due chiefly to a large
oats crop, a potato ' ; crop worth
over 20 per cent more this year
than last although - only CO per
cent as large; an Increase of OTer
five and a half million dollars in
all tame hay valuation and a cor
responding Increase in wild hay.
Among - Oregon a . principal fruit
crops pears show, a 9$ per cent
Increase in 'value;. over last year
and the dried " prune - crop Is
worth approximately six times
what it was a year ago. These in
creases - more than offset ' the
crops the value of which show de
cline from, a year ago. Most im
portant of these are apples where
the 1929 valuation of total crop
is slightly less than two-thirds of
the 1928 valuation. ...
Preliminary estimates of., pro
duction of Oregon crops remain
ed as published from month to
month during the past season '
with the .single exception of.
apples. The last estimate of total
apple production based upon the
November first condition. figure
was 5,220,00 bu. which- was man
ifestly too high although this
figure wasa decrease of approx
imately 1 5 per cent from the
6,034,000 hu. on July first. The
December revised figure Is 4,
000,000 bu. as shown in the fol
lowing table, summary of prin
cipal Oregon and United States
crops Is contained in the table.
Coeds are outnumbered almost
two to one by men at the Univer
sity of Missouri which has 4,035
students. Its greatest enrollment.
A Wisconsin Judge held an un
dertaking parlor to be a nuisance.
Colonial, e or ner
1 WIIIW iU IIHIMH-
any $37A f or
41 FO ". C? II
l-FIECK SPANISH DTNETTB STJITE--Con-lasting
of refractory table, chairs imholstered
' . .with, red inohair-- r
RepUar $iajo for. . ...s..V. wOf JQJ
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