Independence enterprise. (Independence, Or.) 1908-1969, April 20, 1917, Image 1

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INOKIUCNDENCE. OKKMON, Friday April 20, 1317 SECOND LAKGK8T CIRCULATION IN POLK COUNTY. ,
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jugar r duwry mium mane tnis uitv an
kmxwh its Bv-Products It Will Sri in
its, as Well as the Animal Industry and the Consequent Products of the Same,
'here a Factory is Installed it Will Remarkably Recoup and Energise All Kinds of
ocal Business. The Sugar Industry is One Which Employes a Great Deal of Labor
id Thousands of Dollars Will be Expended Here Annually, no Other Industry Would
lean as Much to the Willamette Valley.
OIIDERFUL YIELD
IN SUGAR BEETS
Farming Utah Farmer Increases Yield from 11
Tods Per Acre to 39 Tons Per Acre The Highest Yield
Kvcr Recorded in World.
t
-.ioubudly Ui f.irun-r of ti
u well a nil other roiiiitl"
i!s of lli-iii a wliwl". lu ""l
U itt Jl' l l i"-r o rii of biiK
tru ihut U iKiilbU), In f-M t It
0 deiuuimlrat'd that more
Lfeubltthn average yield m bu
xe4 pr r- i" thl vall'-y. The
)HJ In Ho t ltlv r Valley In
bUH t(IU per U re, UlO HVtT-
jlfl'Jtjr Hi- rout of the world Ik
a tfcll-ratu l a'tJKOllH'r U
tii fully di mount rated by Mr.
3 P. Holmgren tiw k In I
a Uhi talumry coiupuratttvly
I la the vvciiuit wul yrt dntii
iprtdld numple.therc.axe cnougl
tn.lt9 do t eululvate th-ir
IUHi "mfpcixiib' to lrIi'K ttvfl
rl avenue above th Ioiiiihk"
4.
r. Holown aed for n
Qnt ti to h w liu made flv'
ipmdu o 3'j tuiiH U) Hi" a rt li
', ud h' outlined liU method iu
111 w!ii' h, by .Hid way.wiu a vry
pt one ml on" ilmt t'very farui-
ott'd pnflmlly udnpt
t llolmnrcii v.nn a ft r tlm Kruii'l
Pe offerwl bv tho mic.ir ouipauy
to groat HI lo:m.u;ii (.if liui'tH r
m hfi plow l hU f U-IU tlm fall
'lous, Hettiiik' tli" plow t-n Hi" !
In grxiuinl iiinj tnrnliiK uvir IL'
In dtxp tvi'u furiDWs mid let It
over winter, in tlic bjiHiik "
p0lr he tvue (ui to, ll iiKit'n
ill hirrow,ni!v. il.uiK It tlmrouKli
Mhat whin It. ..uuu ttliiiii to plai
" Wl fill" iukI loo II!.
Wed wim i.luiiicd with mi ordl-
7 drill Will ll Will miHS HOIIII'tlllK-H
' 'U known PiuIhk uh imnh aw
'or mom of ii, t(,w untilartt !
Holmgrou ki. w ill, Is and lie hud
utateil before h itJ )iiHt how many
them huld l." to the a:ro foi
I'd can ulutcd tiuin i, Ucre envoi
MO miliar., in- h. B mid with tho
h Planted 20 ln; h- unurt with the
"'cparuteil fr.nii ciuh other by
lK'l,' Of Hi,;,, ,. I,,, r)Wj lt,
ultl then havu lii.iii;:! plants to the
Calculating t hut each beet
li e'Kh 2 pounds he fiKiiniH his
rUiht ddw,, ..,1 winntlflc
8l'afli In nmkliiK ),Ih ('Hilinale ho
P'iity Iec-wu.v ho that hlw cal-
:'tl0118 Wei'n , ,. . , ll. i..
' uinicr tuts
Probable.
Ml on . .
f "Mea aiiovo. Mr. HoluiKrcn
"Wt tllO fi 0.1 llfill i,.luui,.l nlil-n
JlWtlm.; go liu loluiunil Hlnno Blwn
1mg bonds appeared wni.li a hoe
4 Pock' t of seed mid wherever
9 B'ls'ei' pkcoi incurred Uo nui'lo
furrow wlt)l th(, Il0(, nnd
"mB fowl. The remilt was
"the beet e,,i ,. i... .....i ..,.
ably h,n 1 ' " " '
,''"111 rOWB Hill, f., ,lua.
im- Wlion ll,.. ( i,.
e n,Mrlinl,,,L-,rf.i!HwnH.oii tho Job
aill crown ( 4,1.1 .
In., " . ' .UIIIItTB tLIIU HI"
thom cur 'fully n tho labor.
mem not to cut out a plnnt
t,ular Plv'o for It. which
JVy 10 lnehpB. but deHplte that
e, J 4 h ro Plants hart
11 ot ln8toi.fi CiV mm and n
r6of16or U i..k ,,
WOUIU OWUl
i there wn a .. ......
1 Other nla.
1 ""eclos, together. HavlaS
ll, .. II InlliKril (hilllllTH
Mr. llolitiKriii wuiud until Jift bo !
for tho ki-oiiJ thinning Ho-n iu went
ov-r his field ami with tho u,4nUiii'(
of on of hla hllilreii mid bu kut of
l r, plu k.-d up tl plnl tbul
w.-re too i loi.e tod'-tlur and tnuiH.
plaUlcd llicin In the llu.-e where the
Ihl'iuorl hd rut them out too fur
atmrt. llil I nut Oi.eriill ii ren-.ill.il
lit idiiiliK tt -li't liUtnt on every
MjivurB In thi field or In kMiik III,-I
33 plunU to th" 6 r--. He did iml J
toillil hlK plaliU hut knew llifit he!
hud upprotlUnnt' ly thut tmiuber.lTac j
H lly every one of the beet ilaiit i
grew nml during Ihe Muuinicr lien oil
ctaU of tho uKnr,fa tery vimuu too
trm and i.iw tho np they predU t
cd lht tho rl ld would 'Win'""' thR
n-lxhl hoi d of 30 torm to the u re,
'.Mr. Ilolinttren gimp d for ho bad no
Idea In tho w rll h Inborn would re
wilt In hu h a trciiiciidouH tonnngo
but wh. n th hurvoRt t un- eanu- aiu
II,.. .ti.ii w iu I, lowed uo and writhed
tho yield whm iiveriixed up to 'i'i touH
pir hT", tho lilnl,t yb'l'l v'r ur
od frun miy fiirm In any country
where aiinnr k!h'U are urowu. S iue
of tho bo"lH. Iiwtead of welnhlliK but
two poiinda (.- Mr. ll'Umnren 1"''
.... i i ,i line would. welK'ied
t HI" 111 H U ... .. j
pound, no that falioru opciK'd P
two uveliuim for the lncroiHe 01
tounaK". He re-ehed hb a premium
Iir,u ...Hb from the HiiRiir company,
and H.r.O per ton for bin boets. or
$175 r,o per i-re for )i!h crop without
d.diK-tliiK ll"' ,,f l'r,"ll"'u U
tl. i.rcH0i.t avcrano of 11 t" to the
u. r . i.iul t tho rute of Jl.r.o p"
ton the K'obh ITl'o per acre the f.u'
iner rixclvPH for lift HK'ir bt!t,,a ls
Ida 00. Too niu.h (llflerwe ultogctl
her and n lvlr- iM""n
aer that Ji V'.uld ii'r.. Uhau pay
tr n,H extra wt.rU li- I"1 " Ui"
r. fil,l in iiluntliiK where tho
U U 1 W ' '
aeoder hud ml-& and iu transplant
ling whiro tho boys hud cut cut tlio
plants.
f thCl U IB pOSHlbl.' 0I,(I tW;'"
'tv-flvo dollar. In extra labor aud M
croHSe tho tonnago ou 5 a. res xuoro
'thnn 100 pr cent and th.BroH lrU'
i from $0X00 to $7.'..C0 per acre U
I point Hcoms to ho well taken that
the 1old of KUKnrb-cU P"
'should he auvuncd. What
'done once surely can bo done M
and tho example of Mr. H"l-
should sorve s a Btunmus . -
fanner generally. A UUIe t a
wiork ou tho boot field a pUi n
and thinning time moon. leas lutor
ert to payandaquk-kor rolonao J
the mortgage providing thore Is
orahlKKer surplns la tho bank an
ono oX whteh la worth Snd.ug exei,
offortt for.
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SUGAR BEET
CONTEST
Boys and Girls
We desire to offer prizes to school
pirls and boys for the best ONE
HALF ACRE or large tract of beets.
There must be at least ten contest
ants in each district.
The following prizes will be paid in
addition to the established price for
the beets:
First Prize - -Second
Prizai
Third Prize -
$15.00
10.00
- 5.00
i
i
i
For further information write the
UTAH-IDAHO SUGAR COMPANY
Grants Pass, Oregon.
f
VALUE OF RAIS
ING SUGAR BEETS
West of Our Western Soils are Rich in the Elements Used by
Plants, But Stimulation is Required to Bring
Fertility Into Form
STRAYED.
From my residence wuth of &on
.. - old Bay colt,
moutn, one -has
white spot on forehead An
' , i Hi- whereabouts, of lu
one a uw wins - i
animal, will confer a favor o -enlgnod
by notify Ins nd
jcolve reward ,
Monmoath, Oregon-
By Aaron F. Bracken, Assistant
Agronomist!, Utah Agricultural
College.
It Is a well-known fact that any
crop ffdlowlng beets shows a decid
ed increase In yield when compared
.ith tho yield tefore beets were ln-
troduecd into the rotation. The ex
perience of practical farmers Indi
cates that the increase varies from
ten to ono hundred per centt.
For best returns, beets require deep
Ml plowing and eonstan t cultivation
during the Browing period. Most of
intern soils are rich int be. -Lents
used by plants, but stimulation
J ,e kind is needed to bring
IL fertility into an available ton
ho su c lsful production of bee s ,.
"big factor in solving this problem
R l,s . nf the beet Is
TtbTminr i e essential to
of the mineral p
7 . hi i X ,' ''ro"""'",
the "0U . -in-, of fertili-
maintained. 'm.
reIt of srowlnff this crop
such a " 6nient
o curs In the waste products at the
sugar factory and in the amount
which Btock take for their growth.
The introduction of beets on a
' farm has another benefit the con
trol of weeds. Weeds steal plant
foods and they shade or crowd out
the young plants, but the most seri
ous loss from weeds in the arid
: west is due to the water robbed from
! the growing crops. Dear experience
'lias taught many that badly-infested
'farms lose much of their s&lling va
llue on account of weeds. The worst
weed yields to thorough cultivation.
If the leaves of any- plant are kept
from developing, the paint will in
time die no matter how permanent
its root system. The constant culti.
Mutton demanded by beets is very
i effetcive in such control.
I Besides the value' of beets in the
farming system, they seem to have
a mora1 effect apon the farmer If they
are grown at a profit, the soil and
crop needs the best of care; in fact,
the returnr are in direct proportion to
the intelligent effort put forth in
their production. This new demand
stimulates the reasoning powers of
the farmer. Ha Immediately wonders
if all cropsi will yield to such care
ful treatment. By experience he
finds such to be true with the result
! ik.i .n cmn introduced into the
Ulav v - - -
cropping system receives the same
attention in proportion to. its needs
as does beetf. Finally the pride in
producing digger yields and crops of
better quality is broadened until it
Includes the whole farm. Inferior
tok, including cattle, horses, hogs,
and chickenr tre gradually eliminated
and their place is taken by animals
of Hiperinr quality; old dilapidated
shds and stables an eye sore tc
any farm are replaced by modern
barns; and the appearance- of the
farmhouse i Improved or a new one
is built. In fact, the whole farm
takes on a dignified appearance and
every Unprovemen is well paid for by
increasing the valuation of the
property.
Such an awakening cannot always
be credited to the introduction, of
beets into the cropping system, but
it Is one of the most important fac
tors which are responsible for such
procession.
SEVEN THOUSAND
ACRES
OF HOPS
PLOWED UP
In This Valley Many Acres Will Be Planted to " Sugar Beets
and With Good Returns This Fall, Thousands of Acres
Will Be Put Into Beets Next Spring.
The h"p growers of Oregon and
California are facing a terlous pro
blem, especially since the consump
Uon Jlfbeer in,, England Jias been re
duced almost two-thirds. Hereto
fore there has been the usual talk
of reduced acreage, but within the
pas- years thln?s have happsned that
that rather indicate the hop industry
Is almost on its last legs. The big
growers of Salem are becoming a
larmed at the continual increase in
the dry territory throughout the
country and the unsatisfactory out
look for the hop business in general.
In di cuss ng the situation T.
A. Llvesley said:
"The hop grower-is up against a
hard proposition, unless he is protect
ed with a contract. It is well known
that brewers are going out of busi
ness even in wet territory and it is
but reasonable to feel that the
growing industry must be curtailed
tto. keep equal to the rapidly increas
ing territory.
No English Demand.
"Great Britain is growing a surplus
and with the stocks on hand there
will be no demand from America,
e&ipeoially since tthe government has
reduced the consumption from 36,
000,000 to 10,000,00 0 barrels.
"While there might be a chance fo
50 per cent of the coast growers.ther
will be no chance if all .stay in the
game. The average hop grower can
now get a big price, for his wire and
he is guaranteed big money in any
otherlln cf farm products Now is
the time lor the growers to take up
some other line." '
"Warnings have been sounded to
hop growers to reduce ,acreage cr face
starvat'on prices, not only in this
state but to hop growers of Califor
nia. Notwithstanding the rapidly in
creasing dry territory and the shutt
ing off of mpre than half of the de
mand from Great Britain, the aver
age hop grower seems inclined to
tak chances once more on hops.
It's a Fond Good Bye.
From a hop growers view of the
alarming sltuation.the situation in
England is rapidly growing worse as
the government has recently limited
the manufacture of beer to 10,000,000
barrels while it was estimated that
at least 36,000,000 barrels would be
the output.
"In the past few years, England
has taken the surplus of America,
but there will be a big carry-over this
year. Since the beginning of the
war 45,000 beer halls have - been
Closed In England and even should
the war close witthin six months.,
authorities believe these halls will
uever be opened again.
PRICE OF SUGAR BEETS
TOJEJMO PER TON
Fifteen Hdndred Acres Have Been Secured and Company Will
Make Their Promise Good. Men and Teams are Wanted
Besides Other Labor Outlook Good.
The Utah-Idaho Sugar Company
has reauested this paper to say
that they will pay the grower $6.50
pea- ton for sugar beets this fall in
this .vlciinity. A stipulation was
made by the company in the early
part of the winter that providing at
least 1500 acres was guaranteed to
be planted to sugar beets the price
would be as above stated and should
the acreage fall below that amount
they would pay ?6.00 per ton, howev
er, the acreage has been contracted
for and tha Company has assured us,
or rather authorized us to say, that
they would pay the grower the $6.50
per ton. Should a factory be located
In this city, no doubt, the grower,
would receive the same price as that
paid at the factory.
A car load of seed was received at
the depot this week' ready for dlstri- 1
button among the growers- and which
may be secured by calling at the
Farmers State Bank where the Su
gar Company have an office as well
as a repressjhtative, who will gladly
attend to their wants. The time for
planting will soon begin and it is
urgent upon the grower to call at
once and get the necsesary amount
of seed required. Men and teams
are also wanted and good wagee will
be paid.