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    THE PRESS, ATHENA, OREGON; - APRIL 25, 1930' 1
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Attack On Farm Board Not
; Feared Profits Declar
r V ed Made.
Chicago. Happen what will, Presi
dent C. E. Huff of, the Farmers' Na
tional Grain corporation said the or
ganization would keep right on
marching "through the wheat."
I Huff, president of the $20,000,000
marketing organization, made his re
ply to the campaign started against
the agricultural marketing act and its
results. '
; Organized at the behest and under
the , tutelage of the federal farm
board, the corporation landed on its
own feet at the inception and has
stood there ever since, said Huff, who
has been president t less 7 than two
Here are some points on , which
President Huff was emphatic:
Repeal of the agricultural market
ing act and subsequent abolishing of
the farm board would not stop the ac
tivities of v.. the Farmers'. , National
Grain corporation.
The corporation confidently expects
to handle 250,000,000 bushels of 1930
wheat, equivalent to approximately
one-third of the 1930 crop, .and .ex
pects - to handle relatively - large
amounts of coarse grains.
: The corporation is not and never
has ' been an object- ofcharity. It
made a profit on its first transaction
and has functioned on its own power
ever since." , ,
A facilities program is being de
veloped on a country-wide basis fol
lowing studied analysis. , ,
' Branch agencies will , shortly be
opened at all principal markets. .
The corporation has, as stockhold
ers, most of the large grain co-operatives,
in the United States, and the
growth of these co-operatives has
been greater in the past few months
than at any time in M8tor.-:r:""T'r'
Finally, Mr. Huff added that "our
plana are going forward undisturbed
and our outlook now is better than
ever. This thing is in band. The
support of the co-operatives is com
plete and increasingly enthusiastic as
we face the new crop."
i While the Farmers' National Grain
corporation has issued no financial
statement since its organization, it is
generally known that its profits dur
ing its brief four months of existence
are expressed in six figures. These
profits, it was stated in a recent an
nouncement, are sufficient to enable
the firm to pepare for handling the
crop of the coming year.
' Chairman Alexander Legge of the
federal farm board, took solace from
the i campaign against the - board
started by the Minneapolis Grain Ex
change. r v."
The chairman was disposed to re
gard the Minneapolis plea for repeal
of the agricultural marketing act as
good advertising for the farm board.
"It's funny, isn't it, that they shoul 1
make so much fuss about something
which they said would not work," he
said. . . .-. V ' .
Acknowledging that opponents of
the board had strength "in some lo
calities," Mr. Legge said there was
nothing new in the opposition of
grain, produce and commodity ex
changes. -.' ' . ; - . '.
""We have been picking up reports
of this kind for the last two months,"
he said. "If they are enjoying it, so
are we. .
Canning Concern Inter
ested In Pea Production
A representative of the California
Packing company, ' Mr. Delwich, was
in Weston looking after business mat
ters connected with the company?
seed pea operations in that district,
says the Leader. This big concern
has contracted with mountain farm
ers for the growing on uplands of 200
acres of seed peas, and will operate
on a larger scale next year in the
Weston region if this year's . tests
work out satisfactorily.
. It is said to have been influenced in
making the experiment by F. C
Sloanr president of the Washington
Idaho Seed company, which is oper
ating at Weston quite extensively
and has a cleaning plant at Weston.
Farmers with whom contracts have
been entered into by the California
Packing company are Linus Ander
son, W. P. Cable, Harry Beathe,
James Smock and Ross King. -
Announces that it has com-pleted the organ
ization of a . .
Trust Department j.
and is qualified to act as' Executor, Administra
tor" guardian, or in any other fiduciary, eapac
: ity. ' '
Just think what 37 years of successful banking
experience would mean to the executor or ad
ministrator of your estate. ; i
r Ask us , for Information
General Eepair ing
; Done Right
( at Right Prices
' .Oil
Richfield Gasoline
Automobile; Accessories
Let "Wonder" Crops Be
Tested By Experiment
Station Before Planting
; Oregon State College. Most of the
new and widely advertised croos
about which so much can be read in
farm papers have been tried out
thoroughly by the Oregon Experiment
station at CorvaUis and at various
branch stations, says D. D. Hill, act
ing chief in farm crops at the college.
Nearly all have been found unsuited
to Oregon conditions, though a few
are becoming a valuable part of the
cropping system.
Lespedeza or Japan cloven is one of
these that has been attracting many
press notices. The annual type of
this plant is not at all adapted to
Oregon conditions, and the perennial
type needs much more experimental
work before it can be recommended.
The latter may prove valuable on pobr
acid soils on which clovers and alfalfa
will not thrive.
Kudzu is a "hardy perennial" as far
as inquiries about it are concerned,
but it has. not possibilities as an Ore
gon crop, says Hill. Sudan grass,
one of the sorghums, is another crop
that While not really new still causes
many inquiries. Most Oregon f arm
ersswho have tried it, as well as the
experiment station, have decided that
it may be good in the south but not
here.' . :
Soy beans are excellent in many
states, but only in most favorable lo
cations are they good in Oregon. Hill
finds. The real Johnson grass is
adapted to warmer conditions than
prevail in Oregon. In fact a good
rule to follow with any new crop, he
says, is to consider first under what
conditions it grows best, how they
compare with one's own conditions
and then find whether the experiment
station, supported for just that pur
pose, has tried it out already.
Washington Warehouse
Conditions Holds Up Loan
Snokane. E. M. Ehrhardt. presi
dent of the federal Intermediate
Credit Bank of Spokane, told di
rectors of the North Pacific Grain
Growers Inc., that grain warehouses
in the northwest are in such "crude
condition" that advances to growers
are being held up.
Methods of supervision, he said,
are "loose and nrimitive" and state
inspection inadequate. - Before the
credit bank can loan money proviaea
by the agricultural marketing act; he
asserted, the bank has found it neces
sary to send out inspectors to check
over the condition or tne rarenouses,
inspect the concern as to its "financial
intesrrity and management, all of
which takes time."
Efforts have been made to obtain
a blanket, surety bond to hasten ad
to farmers, but bonding
houses are shy, he said, because of
recent) ruling of the Washington state
supreme court on liability of bonding
houses in connection with wheat
V. R. Summons, of Snokane. state
warehouse inspector, defended state
supervision, but added that in tho
case of "line companies inspection is
merely a matter of form." He told
the directors that the next legislature
was expected to enact legislation to
add more inspectors to tne one now
in the field.
Ehrhnrdfc exnlained the thiec classes
of warehouses in this region. The
first, he said, is federal licensed,
wheat receipts from which are ac
cepted without question. The second
were those under state license, with
financial status such that they war
rant approval without a surety bond.
The third class embraces an ottiers.
We carry the best
That Money Buys
Kippered Salmon, all' Kinds of Salt Fish. Fresh
Fish, Oysters, Crabs, Clams, Kraut in Season.
Main Street Athena, Oregon.
Workers Widen Highway
Widening of the Oregon and Wash
ington highway, between Weston and
Milton is under way this week. The
work is being carried on about three
miles south of Milton.
Every motor vehicle should be pro
tected by Public Liability and Pro
perty Damage insurance. , . Cost very
little and is worth many times the
cost. Every owner should carry
Landlords, Owners and Tenants Lia
bility insurance, only $7.50 and may
save your liome. This is an age of
ambulance chasers and damage suits.
You owe it to yourself and to society.
Neglect may wreck your fortune; it
is wasting at the bung hole and sav
ing at the spigot. Liability protects
you, life insurance protects your fam
ily. . We write it and servica our
policies throughout the policy year.
Insurance plus service.
Physician and Surgeon
Dr. Sharp' Oflice
Office Hours at Athena 1 to B p. in,
Phone 462. Office Hours at Weston
8 a. m. to 12 noon. Phone 83. Calls
made day or night.
Real Estate
Wheat Alfalfa and
Stock Land
L. L. Montague, Arlington i
Varney Lines Put on Boeing
Planes For Salt Lake
Portland Route.
Louis H Mueller, President of Var
ney. Air Lines, announces that May
15th had been set as a definite date
on which his company will start a
passenger service over the Varney ,
mail and express lines, from Port
land to Salt Lake City, via Pasco and
Boise. .
There will be two services each way
each day between terminal points.
Ships will leave Portland at 6:15 a.
m. and 5:20 p. m. arriving at Salt
Lake City about 8 hours later. Ships
will leave Salt Lake at 9:30 morning
and evening, arriving in Portland 8
hours later.' People 'wishing east
bound passenger travel from Puget
Sound section may board coastwise
planes at Seattle or Tacoma . and
transfer to the eastbound 1 ship at
Portland ' without delay. This ser
vice was planned to give people of
the Northwest complete transcontin
ental air travel accommodations, with
total elapsed time of only one busi
ness day to the east coast. At Salt
Lake City, passengers will immediate
ly board trimotored transports of the
Boeing System San Francisco-Chicago
Pilots on this service will be regu
lar air mail pilots and the line will
follow the Department of Commerce
improved and lighted airway. Equip
ment will consist of Boeing passenger
and mail ships, manufactured in Se
attle. The air schedule will consume
about one-fourth .that of train time.
; There are many scenic wonders
along this airway, including - the
famous Columbia River Gorge, Mount
Hood, Mount Adams, picturesque
Blue mountains of eastern Oregon,
and the agricultural counterpane cf
southern Idaho. The plane will skirt
Great Salt Lake for 40 minutes and
fly directly over Salt Lake City. Of
historical interest - is the fact that
the airway is directly over the famed
Oregon trail by which the pioneers oi
years ago entered the territory; via
covered wagon. ( The Itransporation
time has been cut since those days,
however, from almost two laborious
months to less than 8 hours.
Bees Formed a Part
Of Varney, Air Mail
Portland. There would have been
an -uncomfortable time for Al Davis,
Varney Air Lines pilot; if a certain
part of a record air mail cargo which
he brought to Portland through the
Columbia gorge had miscarried in any
That "certain part" was nothing
less than 10 small boxes of bees, en
route from the forestry department
in Alabama to Puyallup, Wash.
Luckily for Davis, the boxes remained
intact and the bees were buzzing mer
rily as they continued their air jour
ney north. The bees made the trip
from Alabama entirely by air in
boxes three inches square and 1V
inches deep. ' . ' H
Davis' air mail load was said to
have broken all records for Varney
Air Lines. A total of 919 pounds left
Salt Lake, 149 pounds were dropped
off at Boise and Pasco and 770 pounds
arrived here. Of this amount, about
400 pounds went on to Tacoma and
Fee Rules Stockholders
Doubly Liable In Suit
Salem. Considerable importance is
attached to the decision of Judge
James Alger Fee of Umatilla county
in the case against the stockholders of
the First Bank of Pilot Rock by A. A.
Sehram, state superintendent of
According to information received
by Schramm, Judge Fee holds, that
stockholders of the" bank, are subject
to the double liability. This bank was
organized prior to the adoption of the
constitutional amendment fixing the
double liability but which increased
its capital stock after adoption of the
Eight other insolvent banks under
going liquidation are effected by the
decision, Schramm states. It is ex
pected that the case will be appealed
to the state supreme court.
Ground Ready For Beans
Disc and harrow work on 10,000
acres of land leased for planting of
beans has been practically completed
and the Eickhoff Food corporation is
preparing to plant the beans. Seed
from Michigan is en route and plant
ing will start about May 10. Foot
hill land is being used this year.
Worms Damage Wheat
Complaint comes from Juniper
farmers that grain is being damaged
to some extent by worms. It is hop
ed that with the advent of warmer
weather, danger from serious damage
will pass. Localities north of Wes
ton have also reported the appear
ance of worms in the grain fields.
Echo Merchant Dead
F. T. George, for 25 years an Echo
merchant, died at the Portland Sani
tarium after a long illness. Death
was caused by heart disease.
1 WAY from the harvester-
thresher, loaded to the
brim with ripe, yellow
grain. Rubber tires rolling through
the soft dirt and stubble. Across
ditches. Up steep rises with a
60-bushelload! It makes no differ
ence how deep down the bottom
is, so long as the wheels can reach
it, this truck will bring every load
through! And on the hard highway
it will give you more speed than
you can use safely controlled by
4-wheel brakes.
It is the modern answer to the
rural haulage problem, a Speed
Truck with two complete power
ranges, with six speeds forward
and two reverse: It is International
Harvester's famous "SIX-SPEED
What , the grain farmer does
with this truck you can do with a
capacity load of live stock, milk
and cream, produce, fruit, feeds,
building materials, or anything else.
It is the market's best combination
of high road speed and pulling power.
It is a handsome quality product,
, strongly built, up to the minute in
every detail. Let the Six-Speed
Special tell you its own story. Wc
will give you a thorough demon-
v stration when you say the word.
Rogers M Goodman
(A Mercantile Trust)
Calif ornian Uses Exhaust
To Put An End to Life
, Walla Walla. After three days of
brooding, H. C. Abel, 45, who came
here a short time ago from California
Saturday night killed himself in his
automobile parked on a side road. A
rubber tube, carried monoxide gas
from the exhaust of his car into the
According to W. G. Coleman, prose
cuting attorney and coroner, Abel had
been in the neighborhood of the scene
of his demise for the past three days.
Much of the time was spent in the
interior of the car. In preparation
for his death the man tacked his driv
er's license, issued in California, to
the steering wheel but left no com
munication as to the reason for his
Papers found in his possession in
dicated Abel had been a resident of
various California cities for several
years. Only 40 cents was found in
his possession when he was discover
Bumper Crop Fading
Prospects for a bvjmper cherry crop
in the walla Walla and KennewicK
fruit raising districts are fading
away daily as new evidence of winter
killing shows up, according to Harold
Mewhinney, district horticultural in
spector. ,
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