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THE BEND BULLETIN.
BEND, DESCHUTES COUNT!', OREGON, THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 1017.
k BEND MERCHANTS PUT
IMontclIo Coo Originates Idea for Ren
cflttliiR Spud Crop of This Sec
tion Content to Test ttio
Potatoes have como to bo ono ot
Central Oregon's most Important
agricultural productions. For tha
benefit of tho farmers who ratao
them, and for tha secondary benefit
of tlio communities whoso prosperity
in a largo measuro deponds upon tho
prosperity ot thoso farmers, anything
which will tend to Increase tho local
potato yield and Improve its quality
will ho vaBtly Important.
'With thoso thoughts In mind Mon
tello Coo, ot Bend, has organized n
plan for a potato contest to bo hold
this summer, and already has en
listed In tho movement the actlvo co
operation of a number of Bend mer
chants. Briefly, It Is planned to otter
worth-whllo ensh prizes to tarmors,
"Mho produce bettor potatoes. Tho
purposo Is to -mako the contest a real
icsfot tho actual productivity of tho
various Holds whoso owners will com
pete. Therefore the awards will bo
based upon tho tubers produced from
n given number ot representative
hills. Tho entire contents ot each
hill, just as thoy como from tho
ground, will bo considered.
In this way, it Is belloved, tho
tactual representative yield ot any
field will bo used as a basis for Judg
ment. Tho plan of making awards
upon a selected number of prlzo po
tatoes has boon found unsatisfactory
and often unfair, for often tho prlzo
goes to tho tarmor who has tlovotcd
tho most tlrao to culling over his en
Will In tilarni ir4 an V(H onlv tnnta-
tlvo, awards' prohSb'l" will bo based
upon tho following schedule:
Ylold, 45 per cent; uniformity, 15
tpcr cont; quality, 15 per cent; smooth
ness, 10 por cont; freedom from dls
easo, 1C por cont.
Thoro probably will bo n first and
second prlzo, and it sufficient funds
nro nvallablo they will bo awarded
for probably three of tho most popu
lar varieties of potatoes.
Mr. Coo has gono over the proposed
plan with County Agriculturist
Blanchard, who Is heartily In accord
with his plans and will co-operato
Already Bond merchants havo
pledged $100.00 in cash to bo used
for prlzo money. Mr. Coo has scarca
ly started his campaign for funds,
however, and oxpects to ralso at
least $300.00 beforo ho completes his
soliciting. Everywhere ho reports,
Jio meets with approval and co-operation.
For tho present plans will bo in
chargo of Mr. Coo and Mr. Blanchard.
Trobably when tho tlmo for Judging
comes an O. A. C. export will bo so
curcd to mako tho awards. Below
is printed a draft of tentatlvo rules,
which probably will bo rovlsed ex
tensively but which will sufflco to
bring out suggestions at this tlmo.
Js'ext week mora completo data and
futhor Information regarding tho pro
ject will be published.
RULES OF CONTEST
Rule 1. Tho amount ot potatoes
-untored lit this contest shall comprise
all of tho potatoes in seven hills.
Ilulo 2. A hill shal bo defined as
the uraount of potatoes produced
from ono sot only.
Rule 3. The potatoes must be of
ono varloty clearly defined.
Rule 4. Tho potatoes shall be 11ft
ed at a time In October appointed by
the Judges, in tho presonco of their
representatives who will record tho
weight ot the potatoes and placo
then In ceiled sacks.
Rulo 5. Tho prlzo will bo award
ed later at a designated time and
Placo according to the following:
Yield j. 45
Smoothness ..... 1 0
Freedom from Disease 15
" Per Cent 100
Rule 6. All entries must be made
ly April 1, on blanks furnished by
the Judges, and the same person
nay make one tntr for each variety
Rule 7. An entry of $1.00 will bo
charged for each variety entered to
cover expense ot supervising tho dig
King and Judging. Any surplus of
entrance money will be added to the
Rule 8. Tho grower shall himself
select seven hills after digging 25.
No hills will be weighed separatoly
till the seven have been chosen.
Rule 9. No entry will bo allowed
more than 43 minutes for lifting and
electing potatoes. The grower shall
haye previeesly marked with stakes
25 of the most promising bills.
FORBES FOR SPEAKER
SAYS PORTLAND PAPER
Record of Rend Legislator Makes
Him Likely Candidate for
(From Tuosdny's Dally)
It Is whispered In political circles
that Vernon A. Forbos, tho votoran
member ot tho house, may succeed
Stanflold two years honco.
Forbes Is a 'resident ot Bend and
a lawyer by profession. Ho first
saw legislative service in tho 1913
session. And distinguished himself
as a ready and nblo dobator. Ho
roturnod to tho 1015 legislature oa
on organizer as well as a floor lead
er, heading during tho session what
was known as tho "cow county Jug
gernaut." Porhaps ho was at his
best an a legislator during tho recent
His counsel and aid was eagerly
sought by all Interested In tho pass
ago of legislation, and ho pllotod
through tho houso many morltorlous,
constructive bills amoug thorn tho
certificate ot public necessity bill,
tho boom' bill, and the sclontltic law
covorlng tho subject to notifying do
llnquent taxpayors. Should ho seek
ro-olectlon to tho houso, and enter
tho Hold 'for tho speakership, he
would bo a formidable candldato,
and, generally, It Is concodod that
ho would bo ontltlod to tho honor.
FUND LACKS $10,000
(From Tuesday's Dally.)
Thoro is yot to bo raised for tho
Strahorn railroad terminal fund ap
proximately $10,000 clear, according
to Captain J. W. SlomoiiB, who Is In
chargo ot tho raising ot thts monoy.
"That is the way tho fund stands
now it ono or two parties who havo
promised to contrlbuto largo amounts
do not fall to glvo them," Bald Cap
"Wo aro getting a llttlo along
dally, but tho progress Is not ontlroly
satisfactory, to inturo tho starting
of work on March 1. Of courso, right
now tho weather Is hindering us
slightly, as UJs difficult to got Into
tho country. . tjiiuwstand, howovor,
that a commltteo is working in tna
country and Is getting results.
"I received today a contribution of
$10, which camo totally unsolicited,
from Wlnnlck Bros., gonorol mer
chants, of Fort Klamath,"
W. J. Long, representative ot tho
Spltzer-Rorlck bonding houso of To
ledo, Ohio, Is horo In tho Interests of
his company, whoso bid for tho $300,-
000 construction bonds was accopted
by tho city somo tlmo ago.
Ho Is mooting with tho city council
while hero, and tha dotalls for tho
completion of tho salo of tho bonds
aro being worked out. Tho city of
ficials hopo to wind up tins pnaso oi
tho railroad work In tho near future
MISS HISLOP LEAVES
THE BEND SCHOOLS
(From Tuesday's Dally.)
Miss Joanna Hlslop, who has been
teaching tho sovonth and eighth
grades In tho Bend schools, in con
junction with Miss Downs, hns boon
obliged to resign her position ana
roturn to Lebanon to care tor hor
aged father, who Is left alone since
tho recent death of hor brothor. For
tho presont. at least, Mrs. J. C. Van-
devort will substltuto In hor placo.
ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS," IS
FURBISH' AN8WKII TO CHARGE
THAT Iin TOOK POLK-MARION
(From Tuesday's Dally.)
Now the Oregon Journal has add
ed bill rustling to the catalogue of
sins In which Vernon A. Forbes Is
listed as tho horrible example That
tho representative from Central Oro
gon purloined tho measure providing
for a Joint Marlon-Polk county
brldgo. Is the latest accusation of tho
Portland paper, to which Mr. Forbes
returned a brief rejoinder of
"bunk," this morning.
"You can say for me," be added,
"that the charge Is ridiculous and
false. I did not even attend tho final
committee meeting, at which tho bill
"The measuro may havo been mis
laid, it may have been takon by somo
one Interested In seolng that It Is
not carried out, or It may have been
really lost. I don't know what the
answer is, unless the Journal figures
ti, t,'a alwflva nnnn flpasnn nn mft ."
said Mr. Forbes.
will i hove
Local Establishment Important to
Sportsmen, as It Supplies Fish
ing Needs of Hljr Des
(From Wednesday's Dally.)
Rumors that tho stato fish hatch
ery horo might not bo oporatcd this
summer aro entirely unfounded.
Moroovor, Instead ot being discon
tinued tho local hatchery will prob
ably bo increased In slzo.
In a lettor rocolved this morning
from Carl D. Shoomakor, stato gamo
warden, Mr. Shoomakor says ho has
boon in communication with Super
intendent ot Hatcheries Clanton, who
Is now at Bonnovlllo, and Mr. Clan
ton reports his Intontlon of rocom
mondlng to tho Fish and Gamo Com
mission at its noxt mooting that tho
Bond hatchory bo onlargcd. Mora
bors of tho commission already havo
expressed approval ot tho proposed
"Mr. Clanton tolls mo," writes Mr.
Shoomakor, "that ho expects tho on
largomont ot tho Bond hatchery, but
what amount ot monoy will bo spoilt
ho Is uuablo to state at this tlmo,
until tho mattor has becu gono over
with tho commission."
The Bond hatchory. Is recognized
as ono ot tho most Important in tho
stato, from tho standpoint ot sorvlco,
Inasmuch as It supplies tho noeds ot
tho ontlro Dcschutos country which
is recognized as ono ot tho greatest
sportsmen's pleasure grounds In tho
GLEE CLUB TO SING.
(From Wednesday's Dally.)
At tho high school dedication ex
orclses next Friday ovonlng tho Bond
High School Oloo club will mako Its
initial nppcaranco. Tho mombors aro
Wurgarot Thompson, Mario Brostor
hous, Roso Sphlor, Blrdlo Ragsdale,
Mildred Kloln, Dorothy Miller, Ma
bel Sphlor, Mary Llnstar and Nolllo
Leslie FlorcncQ Gtlson Is tho ac
companist, and Mrs. F. Thordarson
In Madras to
MADRAS, Or., March 1. To teach
tho wool growors ot Central Oregon
tho valuo ot a working knowledge
of tho market grades and classes of
wool, and to domoustrato tho ben
efits to bo obtained through hotter
methods of preparing wool tor the
market, was tho mission ot J, F.
Wilson, assistant In wool Investiga
tion In tho U. S. Department ot Ani
mal Husbandry, and Orau M, Not
Bon, assistant professor tn tho De
partment of Animal Husbandry ot
tho Oregon Agricultural College, in
chargo of tho government and col
lego wool demonstration car, which
was sidetracked hero yesterday. I).
E. Clark, of Portland, livestock agent
for tho O.-W. R. & N., was In chargo
ot traffic details.
That tho object of tho demonstra
tion was fulfilled was evidenced by
tho keen Interest displayed by tho
ranchers who thronged tho car dur
ing the ontlro morning, and again in
the afternoon alter a series of movlo
films had been shown In tho Madras
hall, depleting tho various stages
In the grazing and finishing of mut
ton sheep, and the evolution of wors
ted fabrics from grease wool. Both
ot tho lecturers declared that they
felt well repaid for their efforts,
while Mr. Clark stated that, although
In ono ot two Instances larger crowds
had gathered, atlio time since tho
car had been on tho O.-W. tracks bad
a larger number of peoplo who wore
vitally Interested In tho subject of
wool handling, been present.
The Importance ot grading fleeces
before marketing, In order that tho
grower may know Just what ho has
to offer, and that he may bo In a
position to demand top prices, was
the text of Mr. Wilson's demonstra
tion lecture. Six range Raniboulllet
sheep were among tho exhibits In tho
car, and ho showed that ono animal
might have from two to four differ
ent grades of wool on various parts
of tho body. The differing degrees
ot ftnenoss of these, he said, made
then: adapted for different kinds of
fabrics, at varying prices. Half,
tbrce-elgbtbs, and quarter blood
COMMERCIAL CLUB UNANIMOUS
LY ENDORSES PROPOSITION
COMMITTEE WILL AID IN THE
(From Wednesday's Dally.)
With a full attondanco that crowd
ed to capacity tha dining room of tho
Pilot Butto Inn, tho Commercial club,
at Its meeting this noon, wont on
re'eord in favor of tho stato road
At tho request of President fo
ment, who persldod, Vernon A.
Forbes, Just back from tho legisla
ture, briefly described tho bond Is
sua plan and waht It meant to tho
stato In goharnt and this torrltory
In particular. Thereafter, through
n resolution, tho club unanimously
went on record as approving tho bond
lssuo and pledged Its actlvo support
towards Its passage at tho Juno 4th
oloctlon. Tho road commltteo was
Instructed to tako up tho mattor of
co-operating In nny campaign which
may bo Inaugurated.
J. A. Hastes told ot tho progress
roado with trio proposed gymnasium
building, stating that ho belloved tho
organlzprs wore about ready to In
corporate and put tho proposition
upon a business footing. Tho Com
mercial club directors aro to discuss
tho possiblo advisability of Booking
a co-oporntlvo arrangement betweon
tho club and tho gymnasium organiz
ers for club quarters In tho building.
Manngor Ovorturt read a lettor
from Redmond, asking tho appoint
ment ot a commltteo ot thrco Bond
mon to co-oporato with a llko com
mltteo from Rodmond to discuss
county road development ot best
mutual Interest. President Doment
has not announced his apoplntmonts.
,, O. P. Putnam said a few words, es
pecially dwelling upon tho rocord ot
Mr.-rr'orboa in the legislature, which
he said was most praiseworthy.
HAH POTATO ROOK.
Tho Bond Public Library has ro
colved a copy of "Tho Potato Book,"
by Orubh and aullford. Mr. Orubb
Is known as "tho potato king" of
Colorado, and tljo book has Informa
tion of value to nil Interested In tho
grades, woro tho thrco cltlof divisions
of wool, according to thu thickness
of tho fiber, which ho used In his
"Poor fleeces nro attributable to
ouo ot two causes," ha suld, "olther
poor breeding, or poor management.
Overfeeding on grain, or underfeed
lng, will weaken tho strength of tho
fiber. Thcso nro factors lu determ
ination of prlco, shrlukago Is an
other, and grndlng Is tho third,"
Textllo Work Outlined.
In outlining tho progress ot tho
wool from tho sheep's back, Mr.
Wilson sketched tho shearing, sack
ing, grading nt tho waruhouso, sort
ing at tho mill, scouring, carding,
spinning, and weaving. Ho showed
how tho presence of very short fibers,
running from 15 to 20 por cent In
tho bettor grades of wool, to 20 to
25 per cent lu tho Inferior grados,
loworcd tha salable quality of a
flecco, us tho material could not bo
advantageously used lu weaving.
"Woolons" woro defined as fabrics
woven with yarn spun from short
fibers, whllo tho longer staple was
montloucd ns tho distinguishing mark
for "worsteds." Tho grcator elas
ticity of tho lattor makes suits or
this matorlal hold tholr shapo much
hotter than It of tho othor class ot
fabric, It was explained. Tho blend
ing of white with colored flbors to
make shades, was demonstrated In
"Nlnety-flvo por cont of American
raised wool Is baled ungraded," do
dared Mr. Wilson. "Unless you aro
running pure breed courso wool sheep
you are baling mixed lots, and neith
er you nor the buyer knows what
they ore worth. He, has to play
safe and In conscquenco, you get
Explains Shed Grading.
"According to the new system, tho
tleeco Is graded as It comes off tha
sheep's back. This plan was Intro
duced in the United States three
years ago, and 6,000,000 pounds
were put up In this country last year,
following this Idea. It has long been
In use tn Australia and New Zealand,
(Continued on page 6.)
BEND FLOUR MILL
HAS NEW PRODUCT
Mlcd Molasses Stock Feed Being Put
Out for the First Time In
(From Wednesday's Dally.)
For tho first tlmo in tho history
of tho state, as far as Is known,
mixed molasses stock feed Is being
put out In a mill cast ot Portland,
and A. J. Krocnort, ot tho Bend flour
mill, whoro tho product Is bolng
manufactured, stated yesterday that
100 tons of various kinds ot stock
food ot this kind Is now ready for
Tho ability of tho plant to handlo
this product has necessitated many
Improvements at tho mill, but Mr.
Krocnort now feels that ho has a
thoroughly up-to-dato oqulpmont,
completo In all respects.
A stock finisher, for putting tha
last touches on moat animals desired
to bring a fancy price In tho mar
ket, Is ono ot tho specialties bolng
turned out, and will mako It possiblo,
Mr. Krocnort Bays, tor stockmon to
put their steers and othor meat unl
mats In tho best of condition beforo
sending thorn to tho big markets.
WHERE WILL SPLIT
VOTE NEXT JUNE?
(From Wednesday's Dally.)
SALEM, Fob. 20. (Special.)
Whoro and how aro votors In tho
Deschutes county portion of "split
precincts" to voto nt tho special elec
tion on Juno 4th?
That question has boon raised
horo, and to sottlo It tho Socrotary
of Stato has ixBkcd tho Attornoy
General for an opinion. So tar as
his records aro concorncd ho wants
to know what official voting pro
duct thcso "splitters" should bo re
Tho stato election laws provldo
that county Courts may establish oloc
tlon precincts nt tho Docomhor meet
ing. It does not appear legally pos
siblo to establish them at any othor
tlmo. So tho old Crook county vot
ing products will romaln In otfoct
for both tho old and tho now county
tor tho coming special oloctlon, but
Just what la to bocomo ot tho split
precincts Is tho problem.
As tho law stands they nro ontltlod
to only ono voting placo each and
to ouo ballot box, It Is hold. Cloarly
tha residents or Deschutes county
should not voto at tho Crook county
polling placo, and yet, apparently,
tho Deschutes court Is poworlcss to
establish tho Deschutes portion ot
tho split precinct as a soparato pro
duct until noxt December, It Is ex
pected that tho Attorney Gunornl will
ndvlso n way out of tho small diffi
culty. LOCAL EXCHANGE FASTEST
GROWING IN STATIC MATER
1ALS HAVE COST .MUCH.
(From Wodnosday's Dally.)
Tha actual expenditures In Improv
ing tho locul system of tho Pacific
Tolepohno and Telegraph Company
during tho last two months havo boon
approximately $26,000, according to
Manngor J. L. Galthor, undor- wJioso
actlvo supervision tho Bond sorvlco
has hecomo of tho very first class.
Thu construction crow, which has
numborod about 25 men on an av
orago during tho last sixty days, has
about completed Its heavy work.
Exceptional dlflcultlea havo beon
encountered In thu local Improve
ment work becausa of tho scarcity
and high price of matorluls required.
It Is stated that most of tho matorlal
now used costs at least 100 per runt
more than It did two years ago. For
Instanco, Iron wlro which formerly
cost $5.20 per hundred pouiida, now
comes to $9.55 for tho same amount.
Lead covered cable, and coppar wlro,
both of which ontor heavily Into tha
Improvements mado horo, havo more
than doubled In price during tho last
; Howovor, despite tho oxcesslvo cost
uiu iiiijiruvinuuiiiB JJUVU IJUIJII IUUUU
as rapidly as possible, tho comssy
evidently feeling that tho local ox
chango, which Is said to be tho fast
est growing one In tho stuto, deserv
ing special recognition and aid.
Bend now has406 telephones. Ac
cording to Mr. ClQlther, thoro Is good
reason to expect that the noxt six
months will see 200 new phonos
added to this list.
IN FOOD SLOW
BEND IS BETTER OFF,
THAN THE EAST.
Potatoes, Pork, Veal and Mutton
Among Few Commodities to Show
Radical Gain Otcr tho Prices
Quoted Lust Year.
(From Wodnosday's Dally.)
With tho prices ot foodstuffs Ik
tho castorn states mounting to suck
holKht: as to uoccssltato Bpcclal tod
oral notion, Band residents, although
paying higher tor edibles than n yoar
ago, aro comparatively well troatoA
In this respect, local merchants aver.
No change has boon noted lu tho
cost ot broad, and eggs nro soiling
nt 35 cants, practically tlvo cants low
er thun last year. In othor lines,
whllo quotations nro In no ways ex
orbitant, dealers prodlct that prtcos
during tho noxt six months at least,
havo no chanco ot loworlng.
Potatoes nro Precious.
Potatoes aro showing tho only rad
ical advanca In grocorlos nnd havo
mounted moro than 100 por cont,
until now they nro being rotallod at
$4 a hundred, Although this Is tho
retail prlco, ono Bond grocor ro
colved an oftor of tho samo flguro
for his ontlro stock, trom a Cali
fornia wholesaler, but rotusod, pre
ferring to koop his supply ot tubors
for homo consumption.
Flour Is woll In ndvnnco ot last
yoar's prices, both wholosalo and ro
tall, and brands which 12 months
ago rotallod tor $1.40 now bring
$2.20 a sack, and wholosalo quota
tions on brands put out by tho Bond
Flour Mills, will nvorago $8.15 a
barrol. A, J. Krocnort, ot tho flour
company, states, that In splto ot this,
flour Is rolatlvoly tho cheapest com
modity on the market today,' when
thu advance of othor staples Is con
sldnrcd. Root Vegetables lllh.
Llttlo change Is nntod In tha prlco
of cereals, although tho grncors nro
paying moro, and tho samo holds
truo ot condensod milk. Fresh milk
has shown no chango, although thu
cost of producing has advanced.
Cabbages, onions, and all root
crops, aro nearly out of sight, and
will presently bocomo totally so, but
seasonal scarcity Is tho rhlof causo
for this. Beans have mado u 50 por
cont gain ovor tho ton cent prlco of
1916, and butter at 45 cunts, Is tlvo
routs ahead ot last car's mark.
In household supplies, dealers say,
a big ndvanco has boon mado In tho
prlco ot brooms, tho prlco bolng 40
cents nplcco In 1910, and 05 couts
Tea and enffoo hnvo advanced nil
tho way from two to eight cunts a
pound, uiiil canuod goods, of ull sorts,
nro rivo cents higher than u yoar ago,
with prospects or a heavy galu lib'xt
Href Cliungos Llttlo.
Changes In nieat prims embody
tho most radical and tho most con
Horvntlvo advances ot any general
classification of tho ontlro food lint.
Steaks selling foimorly ut from 17
to 22 cents a pound, nro now pur
chased at from 18 lo 21 runts, and
bocf roasts show a straight two-cunt
Jump. Pork which sold hint year ut
10 conts, now runs from 22 to 27
couts, and practically tho sumo quo.
tatlons nro kIyoii oh mutton, which
a yoar ago could ho bought for 10
and 17 cents. Voal Is hardly to bo
had at any prlco.
SETTLERS TO DISCIJSS
(From Wednesday's Dally.)
J. J. Elllngor, of Rodmond, secre
tary of tho commlttoo ot water users
which is looking Into ways and meais
or establishing Irrigation districts on
tho C. O. I. segregation, announces
that tho following meetings havo boon
arranged to discuss tho mutter:
Alfalfa, March 8, 10 a. m.
Bend, March 8, I p. m.
Powoll Butte Muruh 9, 10 a. in.
Redmond, March 9, 1 p. in.
It Is stated that Claud McCollough,
u Portlaud attornoy who has heoji In
teresting himself In tho questions In
volved, will be present ut tha moat
lug. IS OVERRULED. .
(From Wednesday's Dally.,).
Judge Duffoy youturday overruled
thu demurrer filed by attorneys for
Deschutes county In tho quo war
ranto proceedings Instituted against
thq new county. Ten days Is given
to answer. It Is understood' that
thero is strong likelihood ot the en.
tiro caso being dropped shortly.