The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, February 09, 1930, Page 9, Image 9

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Mr Hadelain Callln. Valley News editor
of The Oregon Statesman, ia also ia charge
of the market news of thla paper. Each
Sunday on thla page she will portray the
&r (cultural newa of Interest to valley farm
ers. Contributions of merit are invited. .
Markets - - Crops - - Farm Home - - Livestock
The Diversified Interests of
the Valley Agriculturalist
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.Wheat Market Nervous and
Poultry Shows Bad
Trading im the batter market
remains strong'with the price un
changed. Salem buyers were still
Quoting butterfet at 36 cents with
no Immediate change In prospect.
The Portland market was steady
with consumers' demand good.
The continued low prices on
chickens hare forced the farmers
to discontinue offerings. The (av
erage producer refuses to sell
chickens "at a price lower than
that of good beef.
The wheat market was stead
ied slightly by the farm board
move for a stabilized program.
Faced with 'its' first emergency,
t'aat of a wheat surplus and short
age of market, the federal farm
hoard will meet Monday to decide
w hether or not it will take action
in the matter. The recent farm
board announcement that there
would be no change in its loan
figures for the rest of the season
lias only increased the hectic con
dition of opinion as to the market
Local hay quotations varied
widely. Offerings on, oats, vetch
and clover varied from 918 to $24
while alfalfa prices ranged from
S-'o to 30.
Corn prices were strong while
oats showed a slight gain over
earlier In the week.
A heavy unload of Yakima po
tatoes on the Portland market
caused a slump daring the week
lut closing markets showed a
slight advance.
National Club to Be
Formed Here
Monday afternoon a new club
U to be organized at the Salem
puhlio library. This ia the Del
phian club and when organised
wilt carry a charter membership
role ot about SO of the prominent
women of Salem. The motive ot
the club is. purely cultural and
along the lines of modern meth
ods in adult education.
Mrs. Lena Latham Goble, na
tional director for the Pacific
coast will be present for this
meeting and will present the
charter. Officers will be elected,
a constitution will be adopted and
a definite, meeting date will be
There are at present several
chapters of the Delphian society
which are active 4n valley towns
tear Salem.
"Silverton Dinner
Party-Happy Affair
SILVERTON'. rRev. and Mrs
V. O. Livingstone entertained at
a pleasant dinner Tuesday eve
ning honoring those who had
l(?en in attendance at every one
of the series of sermons recently
given .at the First Christian
church of which Dr. and Mrs.
Livingstone are pastors. The
dinner was a surprise as no one
was aware of It until the invita
tions were issued.
Following the dinner hour an
enjoyable social evening was
f.pent. Guests for the evening
were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rahn,
tteta Rahn. Arleen Rahn, Mrs.
Era WoUard, Mrs. Cart Speeht,
Mrs. Mary Andrew. Miss Mar
garet Thompson, Mr. Nad, Mrs.
M. J. Dolan, Mr. and Mrs. F. J.
Heiiseo, Mrs. W illiam Copple, W.
U. Jones, Mrs. Kate Morley, Mr.
nnd Mrs. Ivan Talbot, and Mrs.
Livingstone's mother, Mrs. Smith.
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SILVERTON The Sllverton
.Woman's club will hold Its February-
meeting Monday at the home
of Mrs. George Hubbs on Coolldge
e rect. The subject for discussion
at this meeting will coyer the
scenic beauties of Oregon. Papers
will be given by Mrs. Glenn Mc
Donald, Mrs. W. R. TomlaoB, Mrs.
H. B. Latham. Mrs. E. V. Johns.
The Rev. Thomas Hardie will give
a book review and groups of yooal
ao'os will be given hy Mrs. J.; C.
Curry and Mrs. F. W. Tate.
This will be an open meeting
and the members of the elub
will be glad to welcome visitors.
Word comes from the Univer
sity of Oregon that Phyllis Van
Klrnmell will continue to serve as
the society editor ot the Oregon
Daily Emerald for the apeeial
edition which will be entirely. put
out by the women members, of the
Emerald staff. Miss Van Kimmell
Is the regular society editor.
Miss Van Klmmell has been
prominent on the campne, having
one of the leads la the campus
movie, and serving on many com
mitteei. She Is a Junior In Eng
lish. She la a member of Xwama,
aeuhomvre women's honorary.
Theta Slama Phi, Journalism
honorary, and Kappa Kappa
Gamma.' ; ;
ideen Ottols
SUnufacturer of -
Vinegar, Soda Water,
I Fountaia Supplies
Sales Pboe ,S8 :
Federal Engineers
Asked $o Survey
Willamette River
Senator Chark j MeXaiy
ha i abas it ted s request to
federal engineers at "Wash
ington for a survey of the
Willamette river near
The request was made
following a communication
from Harry G. Keeny, pres
ident . of the Independence
chamber of of commerce,
who declared that the chang
ing river channel threatens
the water supply and vala
able farm lands tn the In
dependence district. .
The engineers are asked
to consider the advisability
of authorizing an Investiga
tion of conditions and tn re
port upon the situation.
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(AP) Oregon dairymen will
have an opportunity to see cattle
grazing in green meadows in Feb
ruary when more than 200 mem
bers of the Oregon Dairy associa
tion gather in Coos county Febru
ary 25 and 26 for their annual
convention. Announcement of the
dates for the meeting were made
here this week.
The decision to hold the meet
ing on Coos Bay was made at the
Medford convention last year, the
exact dates being left to the exec
utive board. P. M. Brant, head of
the state college dairy department
at Corvallis, is secretary of the
The program as tentatively out
lined will include talks by prom
inent state and local dairymen,
including C. C. Dixon of Shed;
N. C. Jamison of Marshfield; Al
ton Kay of Riverton and Harvey
Hale of Coquille. The program
also calls for visits by the asso
ciation to prominent dairy ranch
ers in this district.
In announcing the dates here,
Coos County Agent Harvey Hale
said: "This should be a most in
teresting meeting in more ways
than one. State dairymen will
have a chance to see local dairy
herds on green grass in February,
a sight unusual in America. Many
of the Coos county dairymen keep
their herds grazing outside
during the entire' year, adding to
their grazing only a moderate
amount of hay and other feed.'
Dallas. Members of the
Thursday afternoon club were
guests of Mrs. E. W. Fuller at
her home February 6. Sewing
was the diversion of the after
noon following which refresh
ments were served to the follow
ing: Mrs. J. E. Crowther, Mrs.
W. V. Fuller, Mrs. Oscar Hayter,
Mrs. J. R. Algood, Mrs. Willis Si-
monton, Mrs. H. A. Woods, Mrs.
J. R. Craven. Mrs. V. C. Staats,
Mrs. J. C. Uglow, Mrs. U. S.
Loughary, Mrs. G. L. Hawkins,
Mrs. E. A. Hamilton, Mrs. George
Fuller of Klckreall, who was a
guest, and the hostess.
Dayton. A delightful quilt
ing party was held at the home
of Mrs. Orr C. Goodrich Wednes
day. The day was spent by the
following ladies, Mrs. Mary B.
Goodrich, Mrs. H. Ray Berry, and
Mrs. John Berry of near Mc-
Minnville; Mrs. J. P. Dorsey,
Mrs'. Clair J. Reid,. Mrs. James
Reid. Mrs. Ann Yocum, and Mrs.
H. Grimes. A full course din
ner was served at noon.
Jefferson Mt. Jefferson Rebe-
kah lodge held its annual in
stallation Tuesday evening in
their lodge rooms. The retiring
X. G.. Genevieva Wied was in
stalled as acting P. N. G... and
the folio wine officers were in
stalled for the coming year: N. G.,
Flora Thomas: V. G.. Bernice
Skeltoa: recording secretary, Do
ra Humphrey; financial secretary.
Bertha Curl; treasurer, Grace
Thurston; warden, Ada Wells;
O. O.. Keithet Smith; I. G.. Stella
Hart: chaplain, Laura Thomas.
The remaining officers will be la
stalled at the next meeting. After
the business session a delicious
lunch was served.
Mrs. Luther Stout was hostess
for a Firemakers' luncheon with
covers placed for 14 girls Mon
day at her home on Madison ave
nue. Mrs. ueorgiajuuis was a spe
cial guest and taught a lesson In
band draft. Later Ja the after
noon Mrs. W. J. Mlaklewletx and
Mrs. Mae Giagrieh came in to in
struct the girls in a group of songs
and a play which they present be
fore the Salem woman's club
Members of the Woman's For-
eirn Missionary society of tne
First Methodist ehmrck will meet
at the church at 3:30 o'clock on
Wftdnfcadav afternoon. Mrs. J. If.
Caase will have cnarg of the pro-
wom IX r H. T. BnanKS wui
lead the devotions and Mrs. A. A.
TTnderhtn will have cnarge ox tarn
special music tor th. at ternoon.
Everything In
L B. Kelsaj, Manager ?,
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Viola's Rlnda Fancy, owned by M. N. Tibbies of Independence.
She won the honor of making the highest senior two-year -old but
terfat production record of the Jersey breed. In a 365-day official
test she produced 036.90 pounds of butterfat and 12,738 pounds
of milk. Twenty-five supervisors from Oregon, Washington and
Idaho supervised her test. Records "kept by Mr. Tibbies show that
during thla period she produced a net profit of $285.
Viola's Kinda Fancy was bred by H. 8. Portwood of Mon
mouth and sold to Mr. Tibbies a few weeks before she was started
on test. She was started on the test at the age of two years and 10
months and her yield Is the equivalent to 1,171 pounds of butter
and 5,024 quarts of milk.
Salem milk consumers are not
a little amused over the recent ag
itation over retail milk prices.
With the general price of 12 cents
per quart that prevailed during
the winter many consumers had
been buying grade A milk for 10
cents a quart while one local gro
cery sold the same milk at 8 cents
a quart.
Since the announced cut to' 10
cents the same retailer is still
selling Grade A at the usual S
cents per quart. Obviously there
is no uniformity ia milk prices
even now.
The farmers are much concern
ed over the situation, declaring
that the present price Is below
cost of production and that the
cut is most unfair. Buying prices
of all kinds of hay have dropped
since the cold weather and pas
ture is beginning to develop but
is not yet good. Feed prices con
tinue steady with no recent
Mrs. Evelyn Kaderman and her
committee, Belle Carlson, Ida
Hoehstettler, Eugenia Siegmund,
Luella Engstrom, and others will
entertain with a 6:30 o'clock:
pot luck dinner Monday evening
for the winning side of the mem
bership contest teams and toe oth
er Rebekahs and their families.
The degree team will practice un
der the direction ' of Gertrude
Cnmmlngs, captain, following the
dinner hour. -
Mrs. Key will be hostess to
members of the Woman's Home
Missionary society at her home
Wednesday afternoon beginning at
2:30 o'clock. Mrs.. Emma Roberts
will have charge ot the devotions
and Mrs. Maude Follon will direct
the lesson. All ladies of the church
and community are Invited to this
afternoon meeting.
Because of i lines ot both lead
ers and members there will be no
meeting ot the study classes of
the Salem Woman's club at the
city library Monday afternoon.
The groups will meet tor their
next regular meetings at the libra
ry February 24 with Mrs. J. C.
Nelson and Dr. F. G. Franklin as
Miss Ruth Sanders, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Sanders of Sa
lem, and Clair Huff, also of Sa
lem, were married in a quiet cere
mony read by Rev. H. S. Rlech-
ard in the Presbyterian manse in
Portland, Saturday afternoon. Mr.
and Mrs. Huff will leave for an
extended trip through California.
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Mr. and Mrs. Roy Mills and
children are spending the week
end at Neskowln at their cottage.
Mrs. L. W. Gleason will be
hostess to members of the Friday
Bridge dub and their husbands at
hef home for a Valentine party
Friday night.
Mr. and Mrs. John Reynolds
were in Salem Friday having been
called here through the death of
Mrs. J. O. Goltra.
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More Apple and
Cherry Orchards
Urged in Union
LA GRANDE, Ore.. Feb. 7
(AP) Among the recommenda
tions voiced at the seventh annu
al economic conference which just
closed here, was one that Union
county fruitmen increase their ap
ple and sweet cherry orchards.
Four grades of apples were men
tioned that do particularly well
in this locality Delicious, Rome
Beauties, Winter Bananas and Jo
nathans. t
The economic conference, more
or less nnique in the west, is a
three day series of meetings ot
farmers, college experts and bus
iness men at which time problems
are attacked ia a concrete way
and solved wherever possible.
Various groups hold meetings
during the conference and at the
conclusion make recommendations
for certain phases ot the agricul
tural industry.
One of the features of the dis-.
cussion this year was the home
market surrey, sponsored by the
chamber of commerce, the Oregon
State college and the government,
completed last summer In Union
The survey showed that in
many cases local products were
net being used as heavily as "im
ported" products ia spite of sim
ilarity In- quality, time ot mar
keting and other phases.
OAK POINT The Ladies Serv
ice club met at the clubroom
Friday. A lively busiaese meet
ing was held with Mrs. Gwln,
president .presiding. This was
roUowed by a program. Mrs. John
Walker and Mrs. Roy Honck
were hostesses for the day. Mem
bers present were Mesdames Rex,
Segard, Black, Jess Walker, John
Walker, G. A. Peterson, Sr., R.
Houck, Leonard Peterson, G. A.
Peterson, Jr., Gwin, Alderson,
The Tamil waya Camp Fire
girls met Friday afternoon at
Leslie school with their guardian,
Mrs. Floyd Speer, for a business
meeting. Janice Murray, and
Margaret Gillette came in as new
Mrs. Floyd Speer, guardian, will
be hostess for a Valentine party
at her home, 895 South 13th
street. It will be a supper party
between the hours of 6 and 9
e e e
There will be a meeting of the
Board of Sponsors for the Camp
Fire girls Wednesday evening at
the chamber of commerce at 7:30
Now is the Time to
Plant Shrubbery
1625 Market Tel. 2124
Exchange of Market infor
mation Planned by Fred
A. Goff
ROSEBURG, Ore., Feb. S
(AP)- A plan for exchange of
market information by grangers
in .the states where Oregon prod
ucts are sold is being worked out
by Fred A. Goff, Roseburg, chair
man of the agricultural commit
tee of the Oregon state grange. It
is planned to use the information
secured in a market study to In
crease sales, provide a more at
tractive product, better advertis
ing and a reduction of interven
ing costs besides eliminating com
petition between Oregon counties.
Goff is communicating with the
masters of state granges in prac
tically all of the mldwestern
states and several eastern states.
He Is asking that each subordin
ate grange examine markets of
the prinicpal cities and list the
Oregon products that are offered
for sale. Particular atteption of
all commodities bearing Oregon
labels is asked.
In those cities where sufficient
Oregon products are being handl
ed to, warrant a more extensive
survey the granges will be asked
to appoint a committee to supply
the Oregon state grange jvith such
information as the retail price,
appearance of the products in the
retail markets, attractiveness of
labels and advertising materials
and adverse or favorable criti
cism from consumers. An effort
will also he made, wherever pos
sible, to determine the counties
ffrom which the produce came. At
a later date it is hoped to locate
as near as possible all of the Ore
gon markets with a view to ex
panding into new territory.
From the information received
the agricultural committees, Goff
says, plans to make a careful
study, checking particularly the
effectiveness of labels, improve
ment ot appearance and more
completely meeting customer de
mands. Price information Is also
expected to result in elimination
of at least a portion of the mid
dle profits, enabling the farmers
to realise more for his produce
without increasing the price to
the consumer.
Where it is found that Oregon
counties are competing on the
same market, . an effort will be
made to bring 'about cooperative
action in marketing a standard
ized product, using a common la
bel and perhaps uniting in devel
oping a wider market. The Ore
gon grange is asking for cooper
ation of granges in other states
in the project and is offering re
ciprocation by making similar
surreys for states marketing farm
products in Oregon.
Never before have we offered such remarkable values in
Overstuffed Furniture.
TMc Weed IFelIi)i?iuiai?sr it tto US HimeflraGSve
is Overstuffed Furniture Week at the
Imperial Furniture Co.
Listed below are a few
which we
Upholstered in Colonial Cloth.
Reverse cushions
Shaped frame.
Reverse cushions
Growers Urged to -Plant
Alsike Clover
Instead of Red
Growing of alsike clover
Instead of red clever Is be
ing urged over the valley,
pending restoration of good
'strains of red clover seed.
There Is an abundmee of
good alsike clover seed, stat
ed H. IL White, of D. A.
White A Sons, seed mer
chants of Salem, and under
prevailing conditions
it seems wiser to seed alsike
rather than red clover.
Through co-operation of
the college a new supply of
red clover seed is being im
ported from Ohio, after be
ing carefully selected and
tested. This is being distri
buted over the valley. Mr.
White said an effort was be
ing made to obtain another
car, but it was not known if
this would be successfu'
Market for red clover seed
from last year's crop has
been very much restricted
Sir. White said, there being
a limited outlet in Virginia
and some of the border
states between north and
south. The central states
have raised the bars against
Oregon red clover unt:i its
quality fa restored. That Is
the purpose of importing a
fresh store of the secj.
Turkish Filbert
Stock Defended
The Statesman has published
several letters recently from fil
bert growers and nurserymen re
specting types of .filberts which
were proving successful in this
territory. With reference to the
assertion by some ot the contrib
utors that the use of Turkish root
stock had been discarded, Irvin
Shatto of Shaw submits a letter
from the Carlton Nursery which
counters the assertion of other
authorities respecting the Turk
ish root.
That letter is as follows:
"We are glad to hear from you
again and note that you are In
terested in Turkish filberts.
"Whomever the party told you
that they were discarded evident
ly is misinformed. The Turkish
root stock has proven to be the
greatest step in filbert culture in
the Industry. Orchards planted of
our own produced many nuts of
superior quality last season, only
two years old.
"Other plantings older than
ours have been equally as prolif
ic and truly suckerless.
"One having experience with
the old type can well appreciate
the grafted sort on Turkish root.
"Very truly yours,
"Carlton Nursery Co.
"G. K. McDanlel.
Mr. Shatto has a small tract
set to filberts last spring.
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These are the famous "Tattored-Rite" line.
and are made to pur specifications. This assures you that
only the best quality of construction and material
are used. . 4 .
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Increased Production Offset
By Expanding Market
Corvallis, Feb. t Somewhat of a
race between rapidly expanding
production and increased con
sumption is seen in the final in
stallment pf the 1939 agricultural
outlook report covering farm
crops and horticulture issued to
day by the extension service.
In a great many Instances ot
field and tree crops in which Ore
gon is particularly Interested pro
duction has advanced rapidly and
yet an expanding market has ab
sorbed the increase. Just how long
this situation will continue is a
problem tied up with general in
crease In consumption, by the pub
lic, points out L. R. Breithaupt,
extension economist, who has
complied the report in coopera
tion with departmental specialists.
Pears, cherries, canned berries,
celery and nuts are particularly
mentioned as being horticultural
crops in the situation referred to,
while among field crops wheat,
flax fiber and some of the seed
crops are roughly in that cate
gory. Oats, barley and corn are
pointed to as grains in which Ore
son has a larger home market
than it has local supply in spite
of there being a surplus through
the country as a whole.
Pear production has increased
On the Pacific coast almost 100
per cent in less than 10 years un
til now about 70 per cent of the
total United States production is
in these three states, the report
says. Sales promotion measures
are tending to keep consumption
boosted, but whether demand will
keep up to Increased prospective
supplies from young planting is
Apple Market Stable
Future apple markets are pre
dicted to be more stable than In
recent years, with " northwest
growers in more favorable posi
tion than others over a period of
years because of increased export
demand coupled with reduction In
young plantings. Additional com
mercial plantings are not advised
except where high quality may
be combined with low production
Prunes are another crop cent
ered on the Pacific coast, which
has three-fourths of the world
dried prune production. Though
European production is decreas
ing, it Is likely that with average
weather conditions world produc
tion will be as large in the next
few years as in the immediate
past, the report says. .
Potatoes are due for another
violent swing downward it pres
ent nation-wide indications to
of the Outstanding Values
are offering:
With Reverse (CQ (Ift
cushions QilJeDU
Reverie cushions. Specially
Tailored Frame "-.
plant carry through to the pre
dicted 0 per cent increase. Early
potato growers are expected to in
crease plantings even more than
that J
World dmand- tor wheat Is said
to be Increasing in about the
same proportion as increase In
production, though prices tor; the
coming year are not expected to
be better than in 192V with
growers ot hard spring wheat la
the least favorable situation, i
..Flax Increasing j
Flax fiber market depends on
contracts arranged in advance ot
planting. This Industry has grown
steadily la Oregon from 200! ac
res in 1915 to 4500 acres or more
in 1939. Some increase is expect
ed in 1930. It is predicted that ex
pansion of this industry up to
50,000 acres is warranted by the
long-time outlook provided pro
cessing can be done cheaply
enough to maintain profitable
prices to growers. j
Both horticultural and farm
crops sections of the outlook re
port discuss all major phases ot
these branches of agriculture in
Oregon. Complete copies may be
had from the college or from any
county agent. I
Potato Stocks j
Show Decrease
Oregon potatoes in storage for
sale on January 1, 1930, were es
timated at 1,558,000 bushels ac
cording to a report of the United
States Division of Crop and Live
stock Estimates re-issued through
Oregon's Federal-State Crop Re
porting Service. On January ;1, a
year ago, potato stocks in Oregon
were almost twice as large, the
revised estimate being , 9 74,000
An unusually poor potato crop
in heavier producing areas of the
state last season accounts chiefly
for the big decrease in January
potato stocks. j
Oregon potato acreage in 1930
wiU be 43,000 acres If the ex
pressed intention of Oregon grow
ers is fully carried out. This is an
increase of one thousand acres
over the acreage dug in 1929.
In the 19 northern potato pro
ducing states the Intended acre
age Is estimated at 2,290,000 ac
res, which compares with 2,192.-
000 acres harvested last year and
2.474,000 harvested in" 1928. This
estimSte la based on Intentions of
growers in these states as of Jan
uary 1, 1930. Potato stocks tor
sale Jan. 1, 1930, in the 19 north
ern states are estimated at 74.-
307,000 bushels, compared to
110.49t.00t bushels a year! ago
and 83,693,000 bushels on Janu
ary 1, 1928.
For the 35 late potato produc
ing states-growers' intentions in
dicate an acreage of 3.144,000 ac
res la 1330. There were 3.290,0001
acres of potatoes in these katea
last year and 3,091.000 acres in
1928. Merchantable stocks ia
these states on January 1, 1930,
were estimated at 83,754,000
bushels compared to 130,944,000
bushels on January 1, 1929.
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