The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Or.) 1903-1931, November 21, 1918, WEEKLY EDITION, Page PAGE 8, Image 8

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Hog Producers and Packers Confer With Repre
sentatives of the Food Administration and
Agricultural Department and Adopt
.New Plan of Regulation.
(Prom Thursday's Dally.)
Merchants and business houses of
tho city dealing In foodstuffs nro re
ceiving from tho ofllco of tho food
ndmlntstratlou posters nnd other
matter for tho window displays dur
ing tho week of November SI to 2S,
which Is to 4io known throughout
tho nation as food conservation week.
Under tho plans of tho food ad
ministration dealers aro to bnso
their windows along tho lines advo
cated by the government, putting on
display thoso things most necessary
to bo conserved, with instructions on
how to effect tho Baving. It is not
tho Intention that tho goods will bo
advertised for n greater sale, but to
teach the pcoplo tho noccsslty ot
Baving certain foodstuffs, so that the
peoplo of Europo may bo properly
fed until tho next crop has been
planted and harvested.
It is understood that a nurabor of
tho merchants aro to uso tho idea In
making a display with which It is
hoped to help tho government In the
food conservation program.
(From Friday's Dally.)
B. L. Tone, chairman of tho Sisters
district in tho United Welfaro drive,
this morning reported his quota with
an additional 50 per cent., $152 be
ing announced on a quota ot $100.
Mr. Tono states in his report to
Chairman Poloy that an additional
amount will bo reported from his dis
trict before tho end of tho drive.
Following aro tho subscribers in
Mr. Tono's district:
Mrs. Meredith Bailey. M. Bailey,
Jr., William Wurxwoller, Perry
Smith, George Aitken, Percy Davis
& Co., John Dennis, F. W. Weber,
B. I. Tone, Wm. Combes, P. Lelg
hauser, Mrs. Kettle Cobb, Pearl
Davidson, Mr. Ilartwcll, Mrs. C. N.
Allen, Mrs. JJortha York, Jake
Quleby, R, Foster, C. M. Soronscn,
II. K. Allen, Mrs. Lucy Wlnklo.
(From Monday's Dally.)
The surgical dressings work ot tho
local Red Cross haa been discon
tinued until further orders from
headquarteni. Advices aro to the ef
fect that plenty of these- dressings
aro now on band In both this coun
try and Franco, but the Bend chapter
is instructed to forward dressings al
ready made up. Not oven is the work
to bo finished that Is cut out, ma
terials on band to bo held for furthor
orders. '
(From Monday's Daily.)
Tho first installment on tho fourth
Liberty loan bonds is duo Thursday,
November 21. On a 50 bonds 10
Js duo. ( Tho second installment is
duo December 19, and tho third and
fourth payments duo January 10
and January 20.
Financial Statement Of
.. The First National Bank
j 'At the Close of Business November 1, 1918
Loans and Discounts $516,963.60
Bonds and Warrants 88,733.80
Stock in Federal Reserve Bank 1,500.00
Banking House, Furniture and Fixtures 32,131,11
Other Real Estate Owned 7,787.77
Five Per Cent. Redemption Fund 625.00
Cash and Exchange 294,305.22
Liberty Bonds Owned by Us 46,100.00
Capital ,...., $ 25,000.00
Surplus and Undivided Profits 36,206.85
Circulation 12,500.00
Deposits 914,439.65
t $988,146.50
(From Friday's Daily.)
Mrs. Muud McNameo, 33 years ot
ago, wlfo of Patrick McNameo, died
nt her homo on Aubrey avenuo nt
1:30 o'clock this morning from com
plications following an attack ot In
fluenza, Her husband Is also til with tho
dlsoaso, together with tho two chil
dren, one ot S years nnd another
ot 2. Mr. McNameo was taken ill
nhout 10 days ago. Shortly nttor
ono oC tho children contracted the
disease, and later Mrs. McNameo hor-
selt was compelled to tako td hor bed.
Through tho shortage of nurses In
tho city, neighbors havo beon cnrlng
tor tho members ot tho family, and
woro with them during tho entire
night last night.
P. D. McNameo is head ot tho Cul
inary Alliance ot this city nnd Is em
ployed at the Downing restaurant.
Dcsldes her husband nnd two chil
dren, tho deceased leaves hor mothor
nnd two married sisters, nil ot whom
live In this city, nnd a brother.
fFrom Friday's Dally.)
Thirty trout have been received
from tho stato fish hatchery at
Bonnevlle and havo been placed In
tho aquarium at tho Pilot Butto Inn,.
This is tho second consignment of
livo trout which Mr. Blrdsall has
taken from tho state fish hatchery,
early last spring tho first lot arriv
ing. Becauso ot tho chlorlnation of
tho city water at that time it was
feared the fish would dlo in tho tanks
and they woro released in tho De
schutes river.
In connection with keeping tho
fish on exhibition a mlnlaturo hatch
ery will also bo Installed at the hotel.
Received Fractured Skull on Trip
from Alaska Is Sow Recover-
luff, Says Letter.
(From Wednesday's Dally.)
Word was received this morning
by Mrs. R. D. Ketchura that her
nephow, Otto Hodges, was In a hos
pital in San Francisco recovering
from Injuries received whllo en route
from Alaska. Hodges, who Is n
member of tho navy, had been sta
tioned In Alaska, and was returning
on tho steamer Saturn when ho was
struck by a wavo and washed over
board, suffering a fractured skull.
Ho was taken to a hospital In San
Francisco, whoro for somo tlmo It
was feared ho would not survive
Ho Is well known here, having
made several visits with his relatives.
Something to seilT Advertise in
Ihu oalldtln's classified column.
In uccoidaucc with the policy of tho Food Administration slnco Its founda
tion to consult representative men In the agricultural industry on occasions
of Importance to spcclul branches of the Industry, on October 'J I Hutu was
convened lu Washington a meeting ot the I.lvo Stock Subcommittee of the
Agricultural Advisory Hoard and the special members representing the swlna
Industry to consider the situation In the hog market.
Tho contort-nre lasted for three days, und during thin time met with tho
executive committee of the tlfty packlug firms participating In foreign orders
for pork products and with the members of the Pood Administration directing
foreign pork purchases.
The conclusions of tho conference were as follows:
The entire marketing situation has
so changed slnco tbw .September Joint
conference as to necousttnte an entire
alteration In tho plana of price stabi
lization. The current peaco talk has
alarmed the holders of corn, anil there
has been a prlco decline of from L'.l
cents to -10 cents per bushel. The fact
that tho accumulations of low priced
corn In the Argentine and South Afri
ca would, ujwn tho advent of peace
nnd liberated shipping, become unlia
ble to the European market has cre
ated a great deal of apprehension on
the part of corn holders. This decline
has spread fear among swlnu grower
that a similar reduction In the price
of hogs would naturally follow. More
over, the lower range of corn price
would, If Incoriwrated In a 13-to-l ra
tio, obviously result In n continuously
falling price for llvo hogs, lu view
of these chnnged conditions many
swine producers nntlclpnted lower
prices and as a result rushed their
hogs to market In Inrge numbers, nnd
this overshlpment has added to and
aggravated the decline.
The Information of tho Department
of Agriculture Indlcntcs that the. sup
ply of hogs has lucrensed about 8 per
cent., while tho highest unotllclal esti
mate does not exceed 15 per cent. In
creased production over last year. On
the other hand, tho arrival of hogs
during the last three weeks in the
seven great markets has been 'St per
cent, more than last year, during tho
corresponding period, demonstrating
tho unusually heavy marketing of tho
avnllablo supply. In the face of tho
excessive receipts some packers havo
not maintained the price agreed last
month. On tho other hand, many
of the packers havo paid over tho
price offered to them In an endeavor
to maintain the agreed price. Tho re
sult In any event has been n fnlluro
to maintain the October prlco basis
determined upon at tho September con
ference and undertaken by tho pack
ers. Another factor contributing to
the break In prices during tho mouth
has been tho Intluenra epidemic; It
has shandy curtailed consumption of
pork products und temporarily de
creased tho Inbor staff of tho puckers
about M per cent.
Tho exports of 1.10,000,000 pounds
of pork products for October com
pared with ubout M,000,000 pounds
In October a year ago, and tho
export orders placeable by tho Food
Administration for November, amount
to 170,000,000 pounds as contrast
ed with the lesser exports of
03,000,000 for November, 1017. The
increased demands of tho allies aro
continuing, and nro In themselves
proof of tho necessity for tho Inrgo
production for which the Food Admin
istration asked. Tho increase In ex
port demands appears to be amply
sufficient to toko up tho Increnso In
hog productljit, hut unfavorable mar
ket conditions existing In October af
ford no fair Index of tho aggregate
supply and demand.
It must bo evident that tho enor
mous shortngo In fats In tho Central
Empires nnd neutral countries would
Immediately upon peace result in ad
ditional demands for pork products
which, ci top of tho heavy shipments
to tho Allies, would tend materially
to Increase tho American exports, In
asmuch as no considerable reservoir of
unnlles exists outsldo of tho United
States. It seems probahlo that tho
present prospective supplies would bo
Inadequate to meet una worm uemniiu
with tho return to peace. So for as It
Is posslblo to Interpret this fact, It ap
pears that there should be even a
stronger demand for pork products
after the war, and therefore any nlarm
of hog producers as to the effect of
peace Is unwarranted by tho outlook.
In tho light of these circumstances
It Is tho conclusion of the conference
that attempts to hold tho price of hogs
to tho price of corn may work out to
tho disadvantage of pork producers.
It Is the conclusion that any Interpre
tation of tho formula should be
broad gauged policy applied over a
long period. It is the opinion of the
conference that In substitution of the
provlous plans of stabilization the
Livo Stock Subcommittee of the Agri
cultural Advisory Board, together with
the specially Invited swlno representa
tives, should accept the Invitation of
the Food Administration to Join with
the Administration and the packers In
determining the prices nt which con
trolled export orders aro to bo placed.
This will bo regularly done. The In
fluence of these orders will be directed
to the maintenance of (ho common ob
jectnamely, the Htnblilzntlon of the
price of llvo hogs so as to secure as far
as It Is possible fulr returns to Uiojby the Food Administration aud the
producer and the itisurnnco of nn tele,
quale future supply,
These foreign orders arc placed
upon the basis of cost of hogs to tho
As tho rcRtilt of long negotiation.
neiueen mis tiody nnd the Packers'
Committee, representing the 4fl to 50
packers participating in foreign or
ders, together with the Allied buyers,
all under the Chairmanship of the
Food Administration, the following un
dertaklng has been given by the pack
ers: In view of the undertakings on tho
part of the Pood Administration with
regard to the co-ordlmttcd purchase
of pork products, covered In the at
tached, It Is ugreetl that the packers
participating lu these orders will tin-
dertake not to purchnie hogs for less
than the following agreed minimum
for the month of November, that Is a
dally minimum of IIT.W) per hundred
IHiunds on average of packers' droves,
excluding throw-outs. "Throw-outs"
to ho defined ns pig under 130
pounds, stags, hours, thin sows and
skips. Further that no hogs of any
kind hnll be bought, except throw
outs, at less than $10 .V) per hundred
pounds. The uverngo of packers'
droves to bo construed as the aterago
of tho total sales In the market of all
hogs for n given day. All the nbovo
to be based on Chicago.
We agree that a committee shall be
nppolnted by the Food Administration
to check tho dally operations In the
vnrious markets with a view to super
vision and demonstration of the carry
ing nut of the above.
Tho ability of the packers to carry
out this nrrangemi'tit will depend on
thoro being a normal marketing of
hogs based upon the praiortlonato In
crease over the receipts of last year.
Tho Increase In production appears to
bo a maximum of ubout 15 per cent
and wo can handle such an Increase.
If tho producers of hngs should, as
they have In the past few weeks, pre
maturely market hogs" lu such Increas
ing numbers over the above It Is en
tirely beyond the ability of the pack
ers to maintain these minimum, and
therefore wo must have tho co-operation
of the producer himself to main
tain these results. It Is n physical
Impossibility for tho capacity of the
packing houses to handle a similar
over-flood of hogs nnd to find a market
tor the output. The puckers aro anx
ious to co-operate wltli the producers
In maintaining a stabilization of prlco
and to see thnt producers recelvo a
fair price for their products.
Chairman Packers' Committee
The plan embodied above was adopt
ed by the conference.
Tho Food Administrator hns appoint
ed a committee, comprising Mr. Thom
as E. Wilson, chairman of tho Pack
ers' Committee; Mr. Everett Drown,
president of the Chicago Livestock Ex
change; Major Hoy of the Food Ad
ministration, Mr. Louis D. I lull of the
Hurenu of Murkets, to undertnko the
supervision of thy execution of tho
plan In tho vnrious murkets. Commis
sion men are asked to co-operate In
carrying out tho pluu embodied lu the
packers' agreement. It must bo evi
dent that offers by commission men to
sell hogs below tho minimum estab
lished ubovo Is not fair, either to the
producer or the participating packers,
Mr, Drown has undertaken on behalf
of the commission men In tho United
States that they will loyally support
the plun.
It Is believed by tho conference that
this new plan, based as It Is upon a
positive minimum basis, will bring hot
ter results to tho producer than uver
ngo prices for the month. It does not
limit top prices and should narrow
the margins necessary to country buy
ers In more varlablo markets. It Is
believed that tho plun should work out
close to $18 average
Swine producers of the country will
contribute to their own interest by
not flooding the murket, for It must bo
evident thnt If un excessive over per
centage ot hogs Is murketed In any
one month prlco stabilisation und con
trol cannot succeed, and It Is certain
that producers themselves can contri
bute materially to the efforts of tho
conferences If they will do their mark
eting In as normal u way as possible.
Tho whole situation as existing nt
present demands a 'frank und explicit
ussursneo from the conferees repre
sented namely, that ovory possible
effort will bo mado to malntuln a llvo
hog prlco commensurate with swine
production costs und reasonable sell
ing values In execution of the declar
ed policy of the Food Administration
to use every ugency In its control to
socure Justice to the farmer,
Tho stabilization mothods adopted
for November represent tho best ef
forts of the conference, concurred In
To help meet the needs of the
government, Wrigley's has
discontinued the use of tin foil
as a wrapping for milWfflfflm
Hereafter all three WRIGLEY
flavors will be sealed in
air-tight, pink-end packages.
So look for
in the pink sealed
wrapper and lake
your choice of fla
vor. Three kinds
to suit all tastes.
Be SURE you get
The Flavor
Livestock Subcommittee of the Agrt-
cultural Advisory iionril.
with special swine members nnd the
representative of thu packers, to Im
prove tho present unsatisfactory situ
ation, which has mifortuualely result
ed because of tho Injection of uncon
trollable factors.
Wo ask the producer to cooperate
with us In a most dllllcult task.
Tho members of tho Confrrenco
were :
Producers II. C. Stuart, Elk Oar
den, Vn., Chairman Agricultural Ad
visory Hoard; W. M. McFadden, Chi
cago, III.; A. Hyki-s, Ida drove, la.;
John M. Evvnrd, Ames, la.; J. II. Mer
cer, Live Stock CommUnlon for Kan-
sbji; J. O. Drown, Morion, Jnd.; E. C,
Drown. President Chicago Livestock
Exchange; N. H Oentry, Mo. ;
John (irnttnn, llroomtlcld, Colo.; Eu -
gene Funk, Illoomlngton, III.; Isaac
Lincoln. Aberdeen, H. D.; O. V. Hunt,
Ixgau, In.; a E. Yancey, W. It. Dod
son. Food Administration Herbert Hoo
vor, F, S. Snyder, Major E. L. Itoy, O.
II. Powell.
Department of Agriculture Louis
D. Hall, F. It. Marshall.
Tho packers present and others
sharing In foreign orders wero repre
sented by tho elected packers' commit
tee. Thoso represented were :
Packers Armour A Co., Chicago,
III.; Cudahy Packing Co., Chicago, III.;
Morris A Co., Chicago, III.; Swift &
Co., Chicago, III.; Wilson A Co., Chlca
go, III.; John Agar Co,, Chicago, III.;
Armstrong Packing Co., Dallas, Tex.;
Iloyd Dunham A Co., Chicago, III.;
Ilrennan Packing Co., Chicago, III.;
Cincinnati Abattoir Co., Cincinnati,
O. ; Cleveland Provisions Co., Clove
land, O,; Cudahy Dros. Co., Cudahy,
Wis.; J. Dold Packing Co., IlurTnlo, N.
Y.; Dunluvy Parking Co., Pittsburg,
Pn. ; J. E. Decker A Sons, Mason City,
la,; Evansvlllu Packing Co., Evans
vllle, Intl. ; East Side Packing Co., East
St. Louis, III.; Hammond Standlsh A
Co., Detroit, Mich.; O. A. Hormel A
Co., Austin, Minn.; Homo Packing A
Ice Co., Terra Haute, Ind. ; Independ
ent Pucklng Co., Chicago, III.; Indian
apolis Abattoir Co., Indianapolis, Ind.;
International Provision Co., Ilrooklyn,
N. V, ; Interstate Packing Co., Winona,
Minn,; Iowa Packing Co., Des Moines,
la.; Powors Ilegg Co., Jacksonville,
III.; Klngan A Co., Indianapolis, Ind.;
Kroy Pucklng Co., St. Louis, Mo, ; Lake
Erie Provision Co., Cleveland, O. ; Lay
ton Co., Milwaukee, Wis. ; Oscar Mayer
A IJro., Sodgwick and Ilecthoven
streets, Chicago, III.; J. T. McMillan
Co,; St. Paul, Minn.; Miller A Hart,
Chicago, III. ; J, Morrcll A Co., Ottum
wa, la, ; Nuckolls Packing Co,, Pueblo,
Colo,; Ogden Packing and Provision
Co,, Ogden, Utah ; Ohio Provision Co.,
Cleveland, O.; Parker Webb A Co., De
troit, Mich.; Pittsburg Packing and
Provision Co., Pittsburg, Pa,; Itath
Pucklng Co., Waterloo, la.; Iloberts A
Oako, Chicago, III, ; Hobo A Hros., Now
York City ; W, O, Itouth A Co., Iogans
port, Ind. ; St. Louis Ind, Pucklng Co.,
St. Louis, Mo.; Sinclair A Co., T. M,
Cedar Itaplds, la. ; Sullivan A Co., De
troit, Mich, ; Theurer-Norton Provision
Co., Cleveland, O.; Wilson Provision
Co., Peoria, III. ; Western Packing und
Provision Co., Chicago, III,; Charles
Wolff Packing Co,, Xopcko. lOm,
(Ur Unit.) l'rr to TJt. HnJ llull.tln.)
OAKLAND, t'ul., Nov. 20 Ala
medu county shipyard worker am to
day voting on a proposed strike, to
tnko effect December 2, as a protest
against the hanging of Moouuy.
it. J Porter, Sterling, Col., writes;
"I suffered with a painful, weak
hack. As a traveling salesman I had
to stoop frequently to pick tip my
grips, and tho pain when I straight
oned up was awful. I was Induced In
try Foley's Kidney Pills. Itellef was
j ttZu UB7 '""' .
fc J " ,&. 'J& J
1 Adv.
ro great."
CliiMlrinl KilvrrtUinic rhurs. Ivr Lau TO
rtnU fur 20 wuril or !. On. -r
nl fur all over JO. All clutlnnl xlrcrlUlnit
Mrlttlr mh In .nc
-- - . .-
FOU HALE- Homo firm H. O. White
Leghorn cockerels, O. A. C. stock;
also yoiuiK pigs. M. E. Lnndls,
Hedmond. G7-38-'Jp
FOU HALE - Thoroughbred White
Leghorn cockerel from a Mno lay.
ItiK strain. Itoim Hatch, Tiuualo,
Oro. 40-37-8p
FOIt HALE-Klnvon hand of puro
bred reglstored HampKhlro bucks,
ono yoar old, Priced right. Will
soil ono or all. Phono No. 4 OB
Hedmond exchange. J, J. Ellin
gor, Hedmond, Oro, 83.3ft-40p
FOIt SALE 40 fccrcH noar Iloud, 27
acres water right lu crop, 1(1 ucres
hay; with or Without stock. In
qulro Ilullotln. ' 91-28tfo
MONEY TO LOAN IR000.00 to loan
on Improved farm laud, DoHchutos
County Abstract Co. 00-35tfo
WANTED A team of mares, about
irQ0 lbs. euch, for cash. Addross
Ploroy & Sons, Tumulo, Oro.
WANTED Frosh Shorthorn milch
cows, II, L. Tono, Sisters, Orogon.
f f C7-27tfo
TO TItADE A business In Tilla
mook, vuluu HfiOO, aud Saxon Six,
1018 modol, also Saxon 4, 1917.
Any or all for laud or rollnciulah-
niont. Immlro Ilullotln offlco.
TAKEN UP On my pluco, 3 mllos
onst of Hand, 1 rod cnlf, right oar
cropped, brand on loft hip not
Plain. Owner can havo sumo liy
claiming such and paying ad. nnd
Toed bill. P. Nelson, 48-38-41p
TAKEN UP On (ho nond-Powoli "
ilutto road. Saturday. Nov. lfl. a
you tiff calf. Owner can linvo samo
y proving proporty. Wilson
Hunch, Powell Iiutto. Cl-3ao