The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, May 26, 1949, Page 14, Image 14

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    The Statesman, Salem. Oregon. Thursday. May 28. 1949
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WILLAMETTE VALLEY FARMER
News and Views of Farm and Garden By LILLIE L. MADSEN
Poll County
Plans Fine
Pasture Tour
Pastuit grasses growing under a
uide variety of conditions will
I sn by Polk county 20-40 club
members and friend en their an
nual tour scheduled on Fday,
June . The first stop will be
made at Wallace Orchards. 4 miles
nortft of West Salem on Wallace
rcftd at 10 a m daylight saving
time Practice of interest to be
reviewed at Wallace include s
-permanent cover crop of irrigated
lad i no clover In a pear orchard,
new plantings of pears and cher
ries, a p-ar orchard which has
teen thinned by removing every
ether row of trees on the diagonal.
R. W. Hogg and Sons farm nesr
the Bonneville Power administra
tion office? will be the next atop at
11 10 a m. Here the group will
kk at alta fescue, tub-clover,
and Kentish white cloer under
hill land pasture conditions. Part
d Hogg's flock of Hampahire
sheep will be seen at this stop.
From Hogg's the group will
mc'e to the Chester Jenkins end
Fon farm located 1 miles east
ar.ri 1 mile south of RIckreell.
l,unh hour will be held on the
Jenkins lawn and each person
attending is requested to bring a
sack lunch. The club will furnish
the drink Following lunch the
frc'iip wiil inspect the Irrigated
jturc-- which Jenkins has 4e
velc.id There consist cf meadow
foxU.'1 rr alta fescue,
rrfl"sijb t!oer. Interesting to
1h-se on the tour will be compari
i'M. of stands which have beer
established different lengths of
time In addition to the irrigated
I iMiire the group will the herd
if pi if bred Jerseyj A new cir
cular h;iv storage building under
C'ii't notion w il be swcl
Nr; the gr ir w. m ve to the
V';irrn Allen fa" n l'j miles north
ef . silt -m high.-av on the Oreen
e od rod at 2 p m. M tills -tcp
t e r up v.il! lo"k at the original
j inning or ai a rescue ana aubjmitte points out that the tour is
"' rum tuu"i ""for anyone Interested, not Just
see new u nas stoca auring mat
time.
The final stop of the day at I
r rn will be mad at Glen Mar
ti r.s' firm one mile south of Mc
t'ry. At the Martin farm the group
will see grass under pssture and
seed production conditions includ
ing alta fescue, chewings fescue,
red creeping fscue. sub clover.
lotus major, canary grass, and
jrie;xi.w foxtail. A number
tte'e grasses aie being produced
i n some fairly wet land and shows
lht might be done in the way of
i;.s-tnre improvement on lan5 of
this type, of which Polk county
tut a considerable acreage.
We Have
Peal Moss
O Poultry Bales
Horticultural Bales
Also Peat Moss Fortified
With Turkey Droppings
Valley
Farm Store
4300 SUrerton Rd.
At Lancaster Ph.
22024
WITHROW HARDWARE
SALE - SALE - SALE
Take advantage of our Housewares Prices
SHOP OUR
Values up to 2 50
Any article
SPECIALS-THIS WEEKEND
PICNIC KITS
14 pc. aluminum
Serves 4 spec.
79s
Dayton Bicycle
1 Only
Close Cut
39.95
CARD TABLES
Reg 495
New
3 45
ELECTRIC ROASTER
Fully autcma,c a treasured
possession NOW . "s? ir, if
We need more room tfiafs why these prices
WATCH FOR ANNOUNCEMENT SOON
1280 STATE STREET
UNIVERSITY SHOPPING CENTEX
Phono 3-9832 Convenient Parking
4 .
Ftctured la Kaberta Bears, daavchter f Mr. sad Mrs. ft. B. Seers, sdmlrlng the new JoBlor herd sire
mt Circle S sVaaveh, T T-Mtoehlef SSI. The Bears ere member f tha Orea Felled Hereford asao
eiatien, which has made s remerkeble grewth la the pest re years.
Those attending the tour are
asked to assemble at the Aickreall
grange hall at 9 JO a m. where a
caravan will be organized to start
the tour. Those living In the im
mediate vicinity of Wallace orch
ards may Join the group there.
Arrangement for the tour have
been made by a committee cf
Walter Steele and It. M. Ohling,
county extension agent. The com-
io-40 club members.
All-Wool I)re.et
Form Show Division
Linn county hememakers are
urged to enter their all-wool
dresses in the Sclo Fat Lamb show
this coming Saturday, May 18. All
. ; drM miHa Kiy hrmmikrt and
or lot' per crni wwi nr .mciuic
for the grand prize ef $10, and
$7 SO seeond prize.
Two classes have been arranged;
one for one-piece dresses and one
for two-piece dresses. A special
division with the same prize has
been arranged for Junior entries.
: which many include 4-H club girls
! or high school girls. A special
j division has also been set up for
i children' coat made of all-wool
material. All exhibits will be !
! Judged by a home economics " in-
1 structor. Entries fur the exhibits j
'should be taken to Scio the morn
ing of the show. Special prizes ;
w.U also be given to knitted srti- j
afghans.
BKiS ON BERRIF.S
Weevil in many straw beiry
fikis are in the pupa stage now.
ready to emerge a adults Ba:!.
should be applied for this brood.
About 15 to 40 pounds of bait per
acre may be sufficient for moat
fields. Remember that this pest
also works on rhododendrons,
azaleas and primroses. Bait these
too. if you have them in your
home garden.
98c TABLE
98c
Cold Pack Canners
1.69
1.98
7-Ou'ft
8 Quart
Wearever Saucepans end
Dbl Boders OafO
Sale
f'O off
Table lamps - Ceramic Base
Reg. 14 50 AQ
New ... . . 0.7a Ea.
Buy pair for 15.95
3
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The Statesman's
Farmer - of
Charles Ross, a native of Yam
hill county, but a resident of Polk
county for 12 years, was named
this week's "Farmer" because of
his work with the Polk County
Dusting cooperative, of which he
is president. This cooperative is
now in Its fourth successful year.
While Charles manages some 800
acres, he would really rather hunt
and fish with his sons, Donald
and Daryl. than farm. And he
also e njoys "tinkering" he says,
although his friends tell he is a
first rate mechanic.
Mrs. Ross, who is the former
Joycie Stevenson, snd their daugh
ter Charlotte, also play a big part
in work and play hours of Charls.
Farm Calendar
May 2fl Capital City Rabbit
Breeders association. Mayflower 1
hall. 8 p m.
May 26 SiKerton home ex
tension unit, chamber of com- :
merce r'Orr,s. 1 0 j
Mav 27- Lancaster home exten- ,
aion unit. I
May 27 Edina Lane home-extension
unit. Mr? Hester Thomp
son home. '
May 2S L:nn County Fat Lamb !
and Vrol show. Svio
May 28-29 National Jersey
Train in Oregon. I
May 31 Chicken culling dem- ,
onstration, 4-H fair building. Mc- j
Minnville. 1 30 p m
June 1 National Jersev con-
vention. Sacramento. Ctlif. 1
June 3-4- Iebanrn Strawberry
festival. !
June 4 Marion County Lamb
County
show. Turner
June 6 Rogue River Jersey
show.
June 9 Marion County Jersey
show
June 10 Yamhill County Jer
sey show.
June 13-17 Oregon State
? range convention, high school,
00s Bay.
June 13-14 Linn-Benton Jersey i
show.
June 14-24 4-H summer school, I
Corvallisv
June 16 Clackamas County 1
Jersey show. Canby.
June 17 Washington County
Jersey show
June 22 Marion County Pomo
na, Wootibum.
I June 23-24 Oregon Association
I of Nurserymen. Memorial hall,
i Carvallis. 9 a m.
! June 28-July 1 Fourth Annual
Leadership Institute for Town and
Country churches. OSC, William
Teutsch. chairman.
June 28 Oregon Baby Chick I
IIe7
SPECIAL WHILE THEY LAST
6? Ja a ra)
SPECIAL TERMS IF WANTED
TEAGUE IIOTOn CO.
S53 N. Llberty
Salem,
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- tho - Week
Charles Ross
association. OSC
June 30 Lnn County Livestock
judging tour.
July 12 National Federation of
Beekeepers association, Seattle.
Some Tansv Ragwort
Found in Polk County
N John H..nsen, Polk county
extension agent, reports that tansy
ragwort h;,s spread to many are.is
in his county, particularly in non
crop pastures
Effetthe conticl can be had
bv applying two and a half pounds
H 4-D siilt or either type, per acre,
this m.'ittrii-.l applied before buds
form. Hansen states. After the
buds form and blooming begins,
atlacide. ammate or chlorates, us
ing cne pound per acre, should be
applied.
1
NEW ONION GRADE DISCUSSED
ran Mctvcnnon. cnief of the
division of plant Industry, has
callerr a hearing to discuss an
additional onion grade, with the
date set for Friday. June 3 at
the Labish Center schoolhouse at
! 8 p m dst The proposed grade
will be higher than the present
; V. S. No. 1 grade for yellow globe
j onions, dam er type. Interested
, persons are urged to attend the
hearing or to express their views
in writing tn the ripna rtmen t
"
We Want Your
EGGS
Always a Dependable
Cash Market.
If yea don't bring them te
Cerly's we both lose.
Curly's Dairy
Fairgreends Read at Deed
Ph. 3-S7g3
Phon 2-4173
Oregon
Improvement
Necessary in
Flax Industry
(See page 1)
A new indoor drying method
for flax fiber, which has been
used in Germany for eight years,
is taking hold in several European
flax centers and would do much
to quicken the money-turnover in
Willamette valley flax business,
Alfred Lentschner. manager of the
Santiam Flax Growers plant at
Jefferson, told upon his recent
return from an air trip to France,
Belgium ond Holland.
"This method would enable the
money to return to the grower in
around sixmonths instead Of two
years ; much more in the fashion
of the American way of doing
business." said Lentschner.
Deseeding devices are ahead tn
this country but we could do con
siderable improving in our
scutching and drying methods.
Lentschner said. In order to meet
European competition, the Wil
lamette valley will have to do
considerable investing in modern
mechanical means of handling
flax.
Farmers Keep Records
He told in detail of how the
farmers who grow flax (and it
applies as well to other crops)
study their soil. Down through
the generations they have kept
a record of each acreage, its pro
duction, its yield and its method
of treatment, including fertiliza
tion. In this way, they know what
fields sre best for various crops,
how mucr fertilizer il takes to
produce these crops, what time
It is best to seed. Farming there
Is a science to almost every farm
er. There is little guess work
left in it.
Lentschnes urges the Willam
ette valley farmers to keep rec
ords and to check at the process
ing plants ss to their yields.
Yield May Be Small
"It isn"t like in growing mint,
he explained. "In mint, farmers
process their fields separately.
They know how much each field
yields, just os they do in wheat
br corn. But in flax, the fiber
is processed at the plants. If the
farmer would check here he
might learn he was getting only
100 pounds of fiber per ton when
he could get 240 pounds as they
do in Belgium, France and Hol
land. It costs just as much to
grow and process the 100 pounds
as it does the 240 pounds, and
the farmers are paid for pounds
of fiber."
The 1949 acres of flax in France
number 110.000. while in Holland
there are 37.000 and in Belgium
65.000.
There were 43 flax mills in
France in 1939 where there are
now 143 mills, Lentschner said,
as he described the growth of
the European industry. This
spring there are approximately
4,000 acres of flax in Oregon with
Mt. Angel's plant growing 400;
Canby, 800; Molalla, 450; Spriny
field, 400; Santiam, 300, and the
state 1.500.
Number of Plants Down
The commercial flax Industry
j started in the valley in 1937 with
i three plants and went up to 14
I in 1942 when war made it im
I possible to get European fiber
j and fiber was needed for war
equipment. Now there are but
five. But he believes these five
could be saved if the grower
learned to produce better flax, if
investment in proper machinery
and research work were made.
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and if the Willamette valleys
didn't have. ta compete with prison
labor.'
Lentschner objected strongly to
th Oregon state penitentiary pro
cessing more flax than its own
contracts. He hopes instead that
the prison management will even
tually turn to weaving Its own
grown and processed flax into
towels and other materials which
could be used within the prison
walls.
Objects te rrisea CeaapeUUea
"Certainly the prisoners should
have something to do." he said,
as he explained why the Oregon
cooperative flax plants had fre
quently objected to the so-called
"penitentiary flax business." "but
it isn't fair that those of us on
the outside have to compete with
the 60-cent a day labor of the
prison. It would be easier to com
pete with European labor which
is now irom 23 10 so cents an 1
hour." (It is recalled that for j
some years this dispute between ;
the cooperative flax processoisj
and the prison officials has been I
carried on.)
As to general conditions in the j
places in Europe he visited. Lent
schner found that in France
nothing is now rationed but gaso
line. But four gallons a month
is allotted to the natives while
10 gallons goes to the foreigner,
which "makes a good black mar
ket business."
Exchange Less Favorable
Living costs he found about
the same in France on the ave
rage as here. Rents and hotel
rooms were much lower, while
meals and clothing were some
what higher. The American ex
change is now somewhat less fav
orable to the American traveler
than it had been. Wages are very
low in France, making purchasing
power also very low.
In Belgium the cost of living
is higher- but one can find every
thing in Belgium, even consid
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ARM CUTS AJ tfCfl ROUND STEAK ,lSJ,,
BLADE CUTS RIB STEAK f &
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HAMBURGER . . lb. J3C SAUSAGE . . . IB. Q3C
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Large slicing m Sliced, white 1 fl
CUCUMBERS . each IUC BBEAD, IVt loaf . . . 13C
Marshmallows ss 2i
Large No. 2V cane Vienna
APRICOTS . . .190 SAUSAGE 4 19c
Sweet Cream
SPAII 370 PUTTER . n, 670
PORK & DEAIIS 2-290
RIPE OLIVES Libbys tall cans 190
WE HAVE A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF CUT FLOWERS
AND POTTED PLANTS FOR MEMORIAL DAY
PRICED RIGHT
erable of an unerr.plojment prob
lem., In Holland living la cheaper
and the ' business- outlook very
good.
France doesnt import any flax
fiber. The growers and govern
ment have agreed they can grow
enough flax for the country's own
industry. Holland is growing its
own flax, part of which it pro
cesses and pert sold, but it ex
ports most ef the fiber when
processed.
Belgians Is CempeUtlesi
Belgium is our real flax com
petition, Lentschner believes. Bel
gium used to import a lot of
straw before the war, but no
longer does so. It is exporting.
Tne United Kingdom is trying to
avoid importation for cash and
instead has turned to barter, so
Holland, which has only two flax
mills at the present time, is ex-j
porting by bater to England.
In the United States we sre
still importing. We probably al
wavs will import some, "but here
in the Willamette valley we could,!
have a thriving business in our
flax plants if we would just learn
to grow better flax and invet
in proper machinery to compete
with our neighbors across the
Atlantic. Amerfca hat had things
feLCP.
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PlumP Meaty alj ready for the
pan. 24 to 3 lb. average. Order them
early ior the holiday -
The third big Week! Better Buy one
at this special price. Eastern Oregon
Hereford Branded Quality lb.
In the
Large, solid heads.
locally grown each
so essv. she has been so far
ahead, " that she has forgoiten,
maybe yir -little.- that we- have
ohm te be more of 'one world
and that other countries will
eetch up If we don't watch out.
JERSEY MAKES RECORD
Eagle Dolly Fawn, a registered
Jersey cow owned by Newton
Davis. Wood burn, has completed
,a production record of
pounds cf milk and 481 pounds
of butterfat. qualifying her for
the Silver Medal award of the
American Jersey Cattle club. The
record was made' on 303 days of
production.
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