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' RESEARCH 1
"Bob" Withycombe, Worked
On Farmers' - Problems
For Over 30 Years
la the recent death of Robert
.Withycbmfcey 51, sob of the late
Governor James Wlthycombe.
Oregon agriculture lost a friend
who has devoted 30 years to re
search In the betterment of farm
ing, particularly fu the eastern
part of the state. Mr. ! Wlthy
eombe has been connected with
the Eastern Oregon branch exper
iment station at Union since its
establishment in 1901, and has
been its snperintendont 'since
1901. . - H
Throughout this period "Boh"
Withyeombe. as he was universal
ly known, has been somewhat of
a -patron saint" of the entireJ
eastern Oregon livestock Industry,
for on the Union station he has
carried on most of the- important
research work for the cattle, sheep
and hog raisers of the state, and
more recently added work with
dairy cattle and poultry.
Every important problem of the
eastern Oregon livestock industry
from the early question of various
methods of winter feeding of
steers, to the recent subject of
management of farm sheep flocks,
and feeding of baby beef has been
studied on this branch station,
usually with highly valuable re
' suits accruing to the stockmen, ac
tual records reveal. Withyeombe
was author or Joint author of 12
bulletins which together consti
tute a progressive textbook of
livestock management east of the
Though the primary interest of
the station has been the livestock
industry, crop improvement has
been developed to a high degree
on the 600-acre experimental
farm. There Withyeombe bred and
developed the famous Union
beardless barley after plant breed
ers had told him it was impossible
to produce a beardless barley that
would not shatter.
It' was there also that Grimm
aifaira was first introduced in this
etate on a field 'trial basis, and
the original field of Grimm is still
producing hay crops. Since its
successful Introduction It has be
come the standard variety
throughout the state as It is su
perior In nearly all respects to the
old common types.
Mr. Withycombe succumbed In
Portland to an attack of blood
poisoning a few 'days before
Christmas. Experiment station of
ficials at Oregon State college
have made no announcement of a
45 PER CENT BOOST
III FULL PIG CROP
The fall pig crop In Oregon was
45 per cent larger this fall than
la 1930 which war somewhat
larger than the preceding year,
according to the annual surreys
i raade in cooperation with post
masters, rural carriers, and con
tract carriers of the United States
postoffice department by the Unit
ed States division of crop and live
stock estimates. ;
In Oregon the large increase in
the number of fall pigs this year
is 'due almost entirely to a large
number . of bows farrowing, the
average size of litter measured by
the. number of pigs saTed being
6.6 this fall compared to 6.5 a
year ago. A comparison of fall
farrowing? this year with farrow
ing last anrlng shows the former
to be orer 13 per cent greater. As
the spring crop. 13 usually the larg
est, this emphasizes the increase
In hogs which is taking place.
For next spring the survey
shows that sows aireaay Drea or
to be bred for farrowing exceed
last spring's farrowing by 31 per
cent. There- will be a considerable
increase In the spring pig crop
even if Allowance is made for the
usual spread between Intentions
and actual farrowing which are
usually about 13 per cent less. A
comparison of sows for breeding
with all bogs over six months in
dicates little change between the
current surrey and that of a year
B egins Jan. 6
OAK POINT, Jan. 2 A
farmer's night school will be held
at the Oak Point school house
each Wednesday night for ten
weeks beginning January 6. Dairy
farming will be, the major, topic.
Lowering the eost of production
will be stressed at all discussions.
Anyone Interested In dairying Is
asked to be present.
ELSEY HEADS WESTERN
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 2
(AP) Charles Elsey today as
sumed Ms new duties as president
of the Western Pacific rallfbad.
lie succeeds Harry M. Adams, who
resigned last November. Elsey
Joined the company twenty fire
years ago assistant treasurer.
His former position as executive
ice- president will not be filled,
the company announced..
Adams will remain a director
of the company.
MOTHER OP POET DIES
NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J. Jan.
2 (AP) Mrs. AnnU Cnildburn
Kilmer, mother of Joyce Kilmer,
whose poem, "Trees" was an out
standing piece of war literature,
died today of pneumonia at her
Mrs. Kilmer recently had been
engaged In ,writln a book In
spired by thetc&reer of her .-son
who was killed In action In 19 IS.
It was entitled "Flowers For His
Grart, Culled by Hl Motlisr."
- CLEAR LAKE Mr. and Mrs.
Clancy Trultt enterUlned with a
turkey dinner New Tsar's, llr. asd
Mrs. HUton and Mr. aad Mrs.
Hudnall and family of Sal-;
PORTLAND. Ore., Dm. XAP)
Prodaea exchange, net prices. Butter i ex
rra, j; standards, 25; prim firsts. 35;
firsts, 2. Efs, fresh extras. 24-25;
frh and snedinaa, 22-28. '
PORTLAXD, Ore, Dee. il (AP)
Mar . tn i
I-- ...j..6Q i
Bi5 Bend BJuesteta. 74; Soft White.
watns .White. Hard Winter. Korthera
Sprint. Writ em Red. .59.
Oat: No. 2 wait $24.50. .
Corn: Ko. 2 E yellow $2 .00.
Uillraa standard 20.00.
. Portland Livestock
' PORTLAND, Ore.. Dec. il (AP)
Cattle, 33, calves JO; generally steady.
Steers. 600-900 lbs., good. 5.7J-6.25;
median, 4.50-5.75; common. 8.00-4.60;
&GO-1100 lbs., good, 5.75-6.25; mediam,
4.50-5.75; common. 5.00-4.50; 100-1800
lb., itood, 5.50-6.25; medium, 8.50-5.50;
heifers, 550-850 lbs., food, 525-6.00;
medium, 4.23-5.25; common. 8.00-4.25;
row, good, 4.00-4.75, common and me
dium.' 3.00-4.00; low cotter and cotter,
1.0O-3.O0; balls, yearlings excluded,
good and choice, beef, S. 00-3. 50; euttar,
eotamon and medium, 2.00-3.00; realers,
milk led. good and choice, T.00-7.50; asa
diura, 5.50-7.00: call and common. 3.59
5.50; calren, 250-500 lbs., good and
choice. 5.50-7.OO; common and medium,
Hogs, 325, about stesdr.
Light- liehts, 140-160 lb., good and
choice. 4.75-5.35; lightweights, 160-180
lbs., good and choice. 4.15-5.35; 180-200
lbs., good and choice, 4.15-5.S5; mediam
wwi'ht. 200-220 lbs., good and cbotce.
4.7T-.55; 220-250 Ibi, good and choice,
4.5e-5.1.r. ; bearrweishts, 250-290 lbs.,
good and choice, 4.35-5.00; 290-350 lbs.,
rood and choice, 4.10-4.85; packing sows.
J75-500 Jhs., mediam and good. 4.00 4.75;
feeder and stacker pigs, T0-13O lbs., good
aad choice. 3.50-4.25.
Sheep, 100; 'steady.
Lambs, 80 lbs., down, good and choice,
4.00-4.50; medium, B. 00-4.00; all weights,
common. 2.00-3.00; yearling wethers, 90
JIrlu:m to cboice, 2.75-3.50; ewes, 120
lbs., medium to choice, 1.75-2.00; 120
150 lbs., medium to choice, 1.50-1.75; all
weights, cu'l to common, 1.00-1.50.
PORTLAND, Ore.. Dee. 81 (AP)
Butter: prints, 82 score or better, 20 Sic;
standirds. 27-30e enrton.
Eggs: Pacific Poultry Producer sell
in? prices: fresh extras. 24c; standards,
23 He ;. mediums. 23c.
Country meats: Selling prices to re
tailors: Country killed hos. best botch
ers under 100 lbs., 7-Sc; renters, 80 to
130 lbs.. lO'i-llc; lantb. 10-llc; heavy
ewes, 4-5c; eanncr cows, 3c: bulls. 5e.
Mohair: Nominal, buyins price, 1931
clip, long hair, 10c; kid. 15c lb.
Nuts: Oregon walnuts, 15-29c; pea
nnts. 12e lb.; Brazils. 1214c; almonds,
15-16; Alberts. 20-22c; pecans. 20c fB.
Cascara bark: Buying prices. 1931
peel. Be lb.
Hops: Nominal, 1929 crop, 8-10e;
1931, 13-13Vje b.
Bntterfat: Direct to shippers, track,
27 28c; station No. 1. 23c: No. 2, 21e;
Portland delirery prices: No. 1, 24; No.
2. 22c lb. .
Lire. Poultry; Net buying price: Heavy
hens, colored, 4t lbs. op, 16-ldc lb.; do
mediums, 14-17c: light, ll-13e; broilers,
onder li Ibss., 11-ldc orer iv lbs 14
18e; colored roasters, orer 3 lbs.. 14e;
springs, 12c lb.; old roosters, Sc; docks,
Pekin. 15e; geese,' 12c lb.
Onions: Selling price to-retailers: Tak
ima Globes, 83.25; Oregon. S3.25-8.50.
Potatoes:. Local, 90c-$l; Deschutes,
$1.25-1.35; East era Washington. 75
Sl.25. Wool: 1931 crops nominal. WillametU
ralley, 18-15 He; Eastern Oregon, 11-lJe
Hay: Baying from producer: Alfalfa,
814-15; dorer, $10-12; Willamette rails
timothy. $15; Eastern Oregon timothy.
$13.50; oat aad retch, $12-12.50.
Drassed poultry : Selling price to re
tailers! Turkeys, hens. 'J 6-2 8c; yonng
terns. 23-27e; old toms, 20-23c.
POBTLAND. Ore.'. Dec. SI (AP)
Oranges: California, $4; Navels, trapped,
$2.40-4: place pack, S2.10-2.05. Tangerines:-
Florida. $1.60 hamper: California,
$1.50. Grapefrait:- California, $2-2.75;
Florida, $4 ease. Lemons: California,
$4.50-5.25. Lines: 5 dozen cartons, $3.25.
Bananas: 5-5 Vie la.
Grapes: Tmpertr. 7-8c lb. Cranberries:
$4.4.50 bushel box. Rhubarb: hothouse,
Cabbage: local, new, lVs-le lb. Po
tatoes: local. 80e-$l; Deschutes, $1.24-
1.3 j ; Eastern V.ashingfon, 75c-31.25.
Onions: Selling price to retailers: Yak
ima Globes. $3.25; Oregon, $.25-3.50.
Cucumbers : botbouse. $1-1.35 dozen.. I
Spinach: local, $1-1.15 orange box?
Celer.v local. $1-1.25 dozen; hearts, $1.50
dozen Dnncnes. iliisti rooms: hothouse. 55
60c lb. Peppers: Bell, California, 10-12e
lb.; red. 15c lb. Sweet potatoes: Naw
California. 24-2Vic. CanfifloweT: local.
6ic-j)l crate; Koseburg, $1.7o crate.
leraatoes: California, S3.a0 lug re
packed; hothouse, fancy and extra fancy.
$2.25-2.73 per 10 lb. box; Mexican, $4.50
4.75 htg. Lettuce: local. $1-1.75; Sacra
mento, $2.75-3.50 crate; Los Angelea,
crate; imperial, $j.o0 crate. Da
isa Squash: l'i-l-ic Artichokes: Cali
fornia, $1.53 doiea.
tirade B. raw
co-op pool price
Factory milk. $1.10.
Bntterfat, sweet, 26c
Bntterfat, sour, 24c.
rsurr asd txgetaxle
Price paid to grasrera fcr Salem buyers.
Rsdisbes, dos. go
Onions, doi. , go
O a ions, sack. No. la
Carrots . -Beets
.8.00 to $.25
Tnnrips, dos. , ,, ,
Ka board aqnasn
Green Pappera, lb.
Hothouse cucumbers, dos.
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Wksss, v ester rd..
Barley, ton, top
Data, toa. top
Hay bnrlng arte
OaU aad rstca, toa
Alfalfa, ralley. lad ttiag
Comas a a
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Hara. ftrst cuts.
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Prats i vaal .
Twoi fewer employes were- em
the payroll of Marion county yes
terday, with reduction of staffs in
the' sheriff's and county recorder's
office in compliance with reduc
tions made in the county budget
last week following persistent
work of the county tax equaliza
In both offices, the last employe
on was' the one to go. Webb Hac
king drew the ticket in the sher
iff's office, and in the recorder's
office it was Louise Poujade, both
of whom hare done efficient work.
according to their superiors. Both
Mrs. Mildred R. Brooks, re
corder, says her office will be be
able to get along quite well, except
in lime of hea-vy work. However,
at such times, the court has prom
ised her she may obtain supply
help. Sheriff Bower says his office
will hare to get along, but that
the loss of a .man will put a henry
load on the others, and especially
on Walter Barber, who will now
handle prohibition work alone, ex
cept at such times when heip is
Salem Man Gets
Word of Sister's
Death in New York
Walter L. Fuller of 990 Broad
way has received word of the pass
ing of his youngest sister, Viola
Irene, at the home of their par
ents in Jamestown, New York.
She risited her brother's family
here eight years ago and made
many friends While here. Survir
Ing her are sisters, Mrs. Jos. A.
Baird of Pittsburgh and Mrs. Al
via Wample, formerly of Salem,
now of Jamestown, N. T. and a
brother, Sherman of Dunkirk,
M ar croft Team
Leads Legion Race
Latest reports on the member
ship contest of Capital Post No. 9,
American Legion, show the team
captained by J. W. Marcroft In
the lead. Onas Olson's squad, con-
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STATESMAN, Salem," Oregon," Sanday Morning. January 3.
test leader earlier fn the drlTa. is'l
a ciose secona.- i na total or paid
up members for 1,92 Is 26ft. -: i
To plan for-beginning the new
year with renewed actitity, the
six teams hare been railed to
meet at. the office of R. H. Bas
sett. Guardian building, at 7:30
'clock tomorrow night.
Over Month Ago;
Many Old Ewes
Oregon sheep are generally In
fair to good condition with some
improvement over tat of a month
ago. 'Sheep on western ranges are
generally in fair to good condi
tion but the condition is the low
est in many years except In the
southwest Range flocks carry a
large number of old ones from
1920 and 1931 which were not
. If the winter Is severe, sheep
losses will be heary. A large num
ber of sheep hdW moved to desert
ranges which carry little feed as
financial conditions make it diffi
cult to purchase supplemental
feeds. -The shipment of lambs con.
tinued heavy during winter with a
large number of we lambs going
to market and feed lots.
Can Have no Funds
The state emergency board has
no authority to authorize a defi
ciency appropriation for the oper
ation of the state crime commis
sion. Attorney General Van Win
kle held In an opinion handed
down here today.
The commission was created by
the 1931 legislature for the pur
pose of studying the laws, condi
tions and practice of the state,
with relation to crimes, and re
port their findings at the next
TO EXECUTE TRAR MEN
KHABAROVSK, Siberia, Jan. 2
(AP) A train dispatcher, a
conductor, an engineer and brake
man were sentenced to death to
day by a railway transport court
on charges growing out of a colli
sion between an express train and
a freight train which caused
some loss of life and considerable
damage to the trains.
The specific charge wa "break
ing labor discipline."
GO TO SIXEP. OUVE".
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r Another group of taxpayers,
seeking reductions ef tax burden
throw gh the school funds, appear
ed Informally . before the county
court yesterday. The group In
cluded 11 or 14 ML Angel men,
headed by Joe Brindt and Fred
They were objecting to the high
school tuition raised la their dis
trict, where -they claimed they
paid Into ;tbHtfuad between
13500 and S45&0, at the same
time sending but one high school
pupil to high schools In outside
districts. Mt. Angel does not have
a high school supported by the
The group also objected to pay
ment In compliance with the bus
transportation law. but the bur
den of their plaint was on thai
Judge Siegmund Ailed County
School, Superintendent Fulkerson
In to explain the tuition law and
how It works. Tho law, wh ;h
assesses each district without a
high school equally to pay coats
for high school pupils In its dis
trict who must attend school else
where, is mandatory on every dis
trict, the superintendent pointed
out. Mandatory provision is car
ried in the law, chapter 25-4101,
Oregon school law.
Take Big Part
In Past Week
Despite the past week's being a
holiday period, building opera
tions in the city as evidenced by
permits issued by the city build
in? inspector showed a 232 per
cent increase orer the preceding
week. The eight permits Issued
were for a total construction cost
of $1521. in contract with six per
mit3 and but $580 cost for the
Repairs and alterations ac
counted for $1315 of the week's
total. Permits were as follows:
Oregon Packing company, 23S
South 12th street, $000; Hansen
Liljequlst, dwelling at 755 North
16th street, $300: Dan Tanpley.
store at 2000 North Capitol I
street, $50; J. H. Johnson, dwell-J
Keeping the Hyne Fires Burning
THOSE QOEER SON-BLEACHED
I orwMA now i tuc iuocr
1 1 V eaw Wi Vls V fVs A
LlK THX MOON L GVVT Y
lnr at l North 10th street. $.0;
K- 8.- Hammond, dwelling: at 169
South 15th street. $0: Mrs. J. C.
Gregory, dwelling at 881 Belmont
street, $25; William Burger, gar
aga at lttf Center street, $21;
Charles Wilson, garage at 4T3
North Cottage street, $25.
single permit for new con
struction was Issued: Mrs. Free
man, to erect a garage at 19)0
Water; street, 3(.
INDEPENDENCE.. Ore., Jan. 1
While driving near West Salem
New Yfcar's day, the ear which Dr.
C. W. fWiprad, local dentist, was
driving skidded on the soft shoul
der of. the road and continued on
into tho ditch at the side.
WIta Dr. Wiprad were his" wife
aad his two small children. Mrs.
Wiprad was badly injured by fly
ing gLsfss and some doubt tor her
recovery Is expressed. Tho young
est child, who Is less than a year
old, received cuts In the back of
tho head, and a five year old
daughter, Virginia, received minor
The automobile was badly
smashed and could not be driven
In. Mr. and Mrs. Harper brought
the family back to Independence.
Simmons to Head
Annual meeting of the Polk
county; telephone company, the
oldest farmer lino In the Salem
district was held yesterday after
noon a the chamber of commerce
rooms. I John W. Simmons, Salem
route two, was elected president;
John jv. Chllders. Salem route
one, vfee president: and R. C.
Shepard. Salem route ona secre
tary and treasurer.
The company was organized 28
years ago. and operates 100 miles
of line with 130 subscribers. It
serves ;the northeastern part of
Polk county, into these communi
ties: Springdale. Zena, Lincoln.
Bru3h College, Mountain View and
It has an exchange with the Pa
clfic Telephone and Teleeranh
on the Scent
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Return on the 1930 tax rolls,
balances up to Nov. S, was made
yesterday by Sheriff O. T. Bower,
and ahows delinquencies of $135.
359.58. The total tax charged on the
roll is $2,026,466; with! other
chargeable figures: interest col
lected, $2311.71; sheriff assess
ment, $1179.0; sheriff's separa
The total tax collected Is $1,
543.646.45. Errors and doable
assessments and assessor's collec
tion total $1,451.38; and separa
Sherlffx Bower also filed with
the county clerk semi-annual
statement of turn-overs on delin
quencies in past years. Tho delin
quents collected were from as far
back as 1922, and follow by years:
1922 roll. $20.58: 1922,
$260.08; 1924, $176.05; 1925,
$237.52; 1926. $548.07; 1927.
$1,991.19; 1928. $4,944.58; 1929.
$31,754.99; 1930, $774,867.49.
Rail Gives Way,
Man Is Injured
INDEPENDENCE. Ore.. Jan. 2
Will Campbell, long time resi
dent of Independence, suffered
quite serious injuries New Year's
night when he fell from a porch
railing six feet to the pavement.
Mr. Campbell was engaged in
watching the basketball practice
in the grade school gymnasium
when he became slightly dizzy and
went outside to lean on the porch
railing. The railing, which had
become rotted, gave way, and he
fell striking his head on the side
walk. He was undiscovered for
more than 20 minutes, and was
then taken to his home where he
remained unconscious most of the
night. The extent of his injuries
are still uncertain.
Goes to Prison
Clayton Neer. arrested in Wasco
county for theft of car while on
parole from this county, was re
turned here yesterday from The
Dalle3. and was dressed in at the
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penitentiary to' start serving It
months term. -v-1 .
-Floyd Alexander,' 'also Involved
in the case with Ifeer. was re
turned to j this county as a Juve
nile. Neer is supposed to hare
done the actual stealing and to
have stripped the caf stolen and ,
used equipment on his own 'ma
chine.; ' ":!''
Neer was sentenced to a year la
the penitentiary in circuit court
here Oct. 24, 1931. and was pa
roled by Judge McMahan.
WOODBtTRN. Ore., Jan. 2 At
three-thirty this afternoon. Jerry
Settlemeier. caretaker of the air
plane landing field at West Wood
burn, received a badly torn hand
as his car turned -over when ho
was on his way back to Wood
burn. Dr. Gerald B. Smith took hint,
to a Salem hospital where It was
found necessary to amputate one
of his fingers. It Is doubtful 1f
the rest of the hand can be savedJ
Settlemeier gave as the reason
for the accident the fact that one
of his tires had blown out just
before as he was rounding a turn.!
Gail Wengenragh and Eugene
Goldare were first on the scene,
and they succeeded In righting
the car and removing settlemeier
from the wreck after which they
rushed him directly to Woodburn.
Evans Is Fined
For Bad Driving
As the result of a triple automo
bile crash early yesterday morn
ing, R. L. Evans, route six, was
arrested on a charge of reckless
driving and later fined $50 by
Mark Poulsen. municipal Judge.
Evans car struck a parked au
tomobile belonging to Hal Reeves
at 1234 Chemeketa street. The
Reeves car in turn Mt a second
parked car owned by M. L. Smith,
1532 North 19th street according
to Reeves" and Smith's reports to
HUBBARD, Jan. 2 Clyde
Ainsworth who Is seriously " ill
with pneumonia was taken to the
veteran's hospital in Portland this
By WALT DISNEY
By JIMMY MURPHY
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