The Athena press. (Athena, Umatilla County, Or.) 18??-1942, August 29, 1930, Image 3

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Protest To Commerce Com
mission On the Propos- ;
ed Postponement.
Portland. The general farm or
ganizations of Washington, Oregon
and Idaho have filed a protest by
Walla Walla County Fair
Will Feature Baby Show:
Babies of the Countryside
Walla Walla.-1-A Baby Show will
be one of the high -lights of . this
year's Walla Walla County Fair, it
was announced yesterday by Charles
Baker, secretary of the Fair board,
and all babies under the age of five
years in Walla Walla and all of the
surrounding, country will be invited
to attend.
The babies will be examined bv a
special medical clinic, with Dr. Miles
Hopkins, local physician, in charge.
assisted by Miss Mary Elliott. Other
local doctors will be invited to assist
wire with the interstate commerce 'Dr. Hopkins in this work. A special
. commission opposing postponement
of the effective date of the grain rate
reduction order.
This action was taken on receipt
of a copy of the application of West
ern lines asking the commission ' to
extend the effective date for freight
rate reductions from October 1 to
January 1. The railroads claim is
that there, is not time in which to
prepare and publish the new tariffs
required by the order.
- The wire of protest was sent by
Arthur M. Geary, attorney for the
protesting farm organizations, after
consultation over long distance phone
with farm leaders of the interior. The
protest follows
"Due to.; the present low price of
wheat being insufficient to pay pro
duction cost, grain growers of Wash'
ington, Oregon and Idaho are in very
bad condition. They are counting on
and need badly the reductions pro
vided in new scale. The bulk of
wheat from Washington, Oregon and
some sections of Idaho moves to
North Pacific ports, over reasonably
direct routes, making publication of
tariff containing new rates compar
atively simple. See page 632 of com
mission's decision.
"Although substantial voluntary
reductions were made from many
points in Middle " West ' to Atlantic
and Gulf ports on export grain last
season Northwestern carriers refused
to make like reductions to 1 Pacific
ports to the great prejudicial disad
vantage of grain growers of Wash
ington, Oregon and Idaho. The high
freight rates to Pacific ports, coupled
with unfavorable - market conditions,
caused considerable grain of last
year's crop to be held over at country
points in this area. This, coupled
. with present crop, ' is clogging avail
able storage' facilities at interior
points. By commission granting car
riers permission to, publish new rates
on shorter notice than 20 days it
would seem that the new rates could
examination theatre will be fitted up
in one of the fair buildings and equip
ped with weighing and measuring
tables and all the devices necessary
lor conducting a modern baby clinic,
Each little tot registered at the
baby show headquarters will receive
a thorough physical examination by
the doctors and health diplomas and
blue ribbon certificates will be issued
to all sound, healthy babies,' examin
ed by the clinics.
A baby beauty show will be held
and prizes of silver loving cups and
beauty medal certificates will be pre
sented winners of the six age classes.
Special cups awarded the
most beautiful girl babies ; and the
most handsome and manly boy
Official registrations for the baby
events will, start this afternoon and
special awards will be made for the
first 100 babies entered for the health
and beauty show. Registrations may
be., made daily from 9 a. m. until 6
p. m. at the office on Second and Main
Special photographs of each baby
entrant will be made at the expense
of the Fair Association and will be
placed on display at the baby regis
tration offices at the corner of Main
and Second streets.
Chessman Named .
Merle R. Chessman, editor of the
Astoria Budget, was appointed by
Governor Norblad . as a member of
the Oregon State Geographic board
to succeed the late Dr. J. Q. Bowlby
of Astoria. : ; i . :.'
be published throughout country on
basis of the decision.
"In any event there is no Justifica
tion for failure of carriers to publish
the new rates effective October 1 to
North Pacific ports from this area.
The undersigned Join in protest
against any postponement of effective
date of the commission's decision."
More Barley Raised In
Oregon for Feed. Ureed
By State College Experi
Oregon State College. Oregon
shock leeaers who pass up high grade
uregon barley to import corn from
the east or light barley from Call
forma are overlooking the high feed
mg value of this grain savs G. R.
Hyslop, chief in farm crops, at Ore'
gon fetate college. He also believes
that more barley should be raised in
Oregon and recommends several
"Barley at $23 to $25 a ton is cer
tainly cheap feed as compared with
Number 2 corn shipped half way
across the country and sold at more
than $40 a ton," he said, "Oregon
grown barley has a very high dry
matter, content while a great deal of
the eastern corn shipped ' west con
tains from 2 to 8 per cent moisture,
"California ships a great deal of
barley north, but the practice is to
separate out the heavy, plump ker
nels and export these to England for
brewing purposes, shipping the rest
as feed barley. It usually has a test
weight of from 38 to 42 pounds while
good Oregon Hannchen, Trebi or O.
A. C. Number 7 frequently e-oes
from 50 to 55 pounds."
For general spring sowing ! 0n
heavier sous, Hannchen is still favor
ed after many years of trial, being
popular for feeding because of low
percentage .of hulls and lack of
beards after threshing. Trebi is used
on the high irrigated sections of
eastern Oregon, and Mariout is the
best for strictly dry farming, experi
ments at the Moro station show.
The experiment station is under
taking to develop a strain of barley
to meet the special needs of the Ore
gon barley manufactures who have a
market for. that product. .This de
mand may amount to several thous
and acres in future. .
British maltsters are importing an
immense amount of barley and pay
premium prices , f or , select quality
which for them means high in starch
and low in nitrogen. Oregon con
ditions favor production of good
malting barley if good fall varieties
are developed, Hyslop believes.
Governor Norblad Upholds
Warden Chffords Ouster
We .HavilhO
. . that Money Can Buy
We Are Making 4; Specialty on
ilk Shakes
Governor Norblad will not inter
fere in the judgment of the state
game commission in the recent con
troversy resulting from the removal
of Harold Clifford, state game war
den, and Ed Clark, his chief deputy.
This was announced in a statement
issued at the executive department.
"Sould I interfere with the discre
tion of members of the game com
mission in the matters over which I
appointed them, there would be no
use in having a commission," read
Governor Norblad's statement, "The
commissioners in such case would be
mere figureheads and puppets at the
behest of the governor and certainly
no self respecting man would want
to hold office under such conditions."
. :The statement referred repeatedly
to Clifford and Clark as efficient of
ficials, and reviewed briefly their out
standing achievements while in office.
Awarded To Two 4-H Club
Girls Who Enter Contest
From This County.
Special awards by Senator Arthur
Capper, of silver and bronze medals
to the two 4-H club girls who enter
Umatilla County's best jars of home
canned fruits, vegetables and meats
in the National Canning ConteU at
Shenandoah, Iowa, is announced in a
message to the Press from Shenan
doah, Iowa, where the contest is be
ing held under the auspicies of the
Household Science Institute. ,
Senator Capper, long a friend of
the 4-H clubs and a member of the
National Committee on boys' and
girls'. - club work, in making the
awards said that ; ha- honed these
that has pleased
Cylinder Boring
t We have added the latest Model
f! '
; to our mechanical equipment and we are prepared
to rebore automobile engine cylinders for the trade;
on short notice. Come in and see the new Machine.
Gallaher's Garage
J. E. Gallaher
Phone 471
We carry the best
That Money Buys
Kippered Sanson, all Kinds of Salt Fish. Fresh
Fish, Oysters, Crabs, Clams, Kraut in Season.
Main Street , Athena, Oregon.
Airplane To Be Used
In Fertilizing Land
Walter Holt, county agent informs
the East Oregonian that the wheat
ranch of Sim Culley, southeast of
Athena is to be used in demonstrat
ing the fertilization of fields from an
Clayton L, Long, Northwest rep
resentative of ft company for the
tests which will also be made at the
Harry Price farm pear Pullman.
L. M. Boyd, Portland flier, will
bring the airplane on Tuesday and
Wednesday of next week. The ferti
lizer will be spread at the rate of
about 150 to 200 pounds an acre, ac
cording to Long. This is the first
time such trials have been carried on
in this county. '
Prisoners Busy Canning
Corn from the garden plots of the
Washington state prison is now be
ing canned, giving employment to
about 60 prisoners, The corn will be
used for other state institutions as
well as for the prison. Clarence
Long, superintendent of the prison,
states that in its two years of opera
tion the cannery has shown a profit
to the state. Canning this year will
include 125 tons of Italian prunes,
150 tons of apples and about . 180
tons of tomatoes, as well as other
products.'7' ' . '-y.i-
Grouse Hunter Fined
Joe Stover paid a fine of $25. In
justice court in Pendleton for hunt
ing grouse put of lesson. H was
hunting in the McKay creek district
when arrested by Game Warden
William Albee.
Have Your Typewriter
Cleaned and Overhauled
During Vacation
. Terms Reasonable
Telephone tIZ
Coad's Typewriter Shop
109 W Maia St Walls Walla
awaras wouia ' serve to encourage
home canning work among farm
girls and that they would prove of
value to 4-H club leaders and exten
sion workers in furthering this work.
The Capper medals are in addition
to the list of 470 prizes totaling
$4,250 in cash, loving cups and rib
bons which will be distributed to" the
winners in the contest. The n-rand
sweepstakes award of the contest
carries with it a cash prize of six
hundred dollars.
The contest is open to every wo
man and girl. There are no re
strictions as to the nature of the
iood sent.. Contestants may enter
fruit, vegetable or meat division, any
two of these divisions, or all three
Entries should be sent immediately
upon canning. These will be kept on
exhibition at Shenandoah till the clos
ing of the contest on October 1.
The list of contest judges includes
five of America's outstanding home
economics experts and nutrition au
thorities, headed by Dr. Louise Stan
ley, Chief of the Bureau of Home
Economics, U. S. Department of
Agriculture. That the judging may
be thoroughly impartial and the dis
play of Jars absolutely uniform, con
testants are required to send their
entries in standard glass jars of the
quart size. A sample . Ball ' mason
ar and carton, together with prize
entry labels and full information for
entering may be had without cost by
writing the National Canning Con
test, Shenandoah, Iowa.
Any preferred method of canning
may be used although it has been
found that the hot pack method to
gether with the use of a pressure
cooker for the sterilizing is best,
especially for non-acid vegetables,
states Grace Viall Gray, nationally
known canning expert who is secre
tary of the contest. This method of
canning is recommended by the U
S. Department of Agriculture be
cause it saves time and fuel and as
sures sterility, while preserving the
natural flavor, color, and texture, of
the canned article.
Governor Will Postpone
Deer Season Unless Rain
Salem. Unless rain falls within
the next few days, Governor Nor
blad will be asked by the state
forestry board to postpone the open
ing of the hunting season from Sept
ember 15 until October L The pro
posal was said to have been con
sidered at a meeting : of the state
forestry board held in Portland Fri
day. Governor Norblad said he would
give the request consideration.
Sportsmen have contended that hunt
ers are not responsible for fires in
the forests and they are opposed to
delaying the activities of the hunters
until October 1.
The governor, indicated that he
would issue a statement dealing with
the request as soon as it arrives offi
cially at his office. ,
Death of Charlie Owens
Charles Owens, former well known
Adams man died at the veteran's hos
pital in Portland, following ptomaine
poisoning. Of late years Mr. Owens
had resided in Bend, where he was a
member of the fire department. He
will be remembered in Athena as a
baseball player, where he played on
local and Adams teams. He was a
veteran of the World War, going
from Umatilla county as a member
of the 146th Field Artillery. The
body was laid beside his parents In
Athena cemetery,
280 High Schools In State
There are 280 standard high schools
in Oregon with a total enrollment of
45,868 and employing 2115 teachers,
according to figures made public by
James M. Burgess, assistant super
intendent oi puplio . instruction.
Standardization of high schools in the
state has progressed materially since
1920, when they numbered 211 en
rolling 23,867 students. Lane coun
ty leads the state with 25 standard
high schools and an average enroll
ment of 59 students. .,
Silverton Defeated
The Silverton junior baseball team
was defeated at Colorado Springs
Saturday by the Long Beach, Cali
fornia, team in an eleven inning con
test, 8 to 3. New Orleans defeated
Long Beach for the Western title and
will meet the Eastern champions in
the "little world's series" at Mem-
jihis, Tenn,
lire McGorm
paMtoir J
housewives in every
Ball-Bearing Cream Separator
TP he next time you are near our
.place, stop in and look over the
McCormick-Deering Cream Sepa
rators we have on our floor. Hero
you will find a machine in just the
right size that will suit you in
every little detail. Or tell us when
it will be most convenient and we
will prove to your satisfaction,
right at your own house, that the
McCormick-Deering is the closest
skimming, easiest-turning, easiest-to-wash
cream separator you can
buy. You will stay pleased year
after year with a McCormick
Deering. Come in and look it over.
Rogers , Goodman
(A Mercantile Trust) '
Present Returns Are
Under Cost of Produc
tion To Stock Raisers
Oregon State College. Eastern
Oregon stockmen are wondering
just what is wrong with the mar
kets for beef cattle and sheep, says
Herman Oliver, large scale stockman
at John Day and a member of the
state board of higher education. In
an address at the recent field day of
the Burns branch experiment station
he gave some figures on costs of pro
duction as taken from his own records.
"There is plenty of money to fin
ance stockmen, and more people in
the country to eat the meat than ever
before and yet the markets are so
low that we lose on every lamb and
every head of cattle sold at present
prices," Oliver pointed out.
"Under present conditions it costs
me $0.50 to raise a lamb. Counting
wool at 17c, also below the cost of
production, and 100 per cent lamb
crop to bring 6c a pound at 70
pounds, the return from lambs is
around $4.20 each or $2.30 below cost
of production,
"The same is true of cattle,'' he
continued, citing more detailed fig
ures. "At the present country price
of 4H to7e the grower is losing about
$35 a head if all costs are considered.
Unfortunately the farmer cannot re
duce operations and cut down over
head as other industries do in times
of depression," he added. t
Adequate tariff on hides would be
real help, Mr. Oliver believes.
While it may seem unimportant it
would make a difference of getting
from $2 to $2.50 for hides as is now
done to $8 to $10 under adequate pro
tection, ,
New Barley Variety'
A hew variety of barley, the Ben
Beardless, has been developed at the
Union branch experiment station and
promises to be a high yielder for
sections of Oregon. It is already
used in the Grande Ronde valley with
success. It appears to be the best
beardless barley for the rather mel
low, sandy soils, says the college
farm crops department.
Fir Sweeps Stockyards .
Fire Friday destroyed 75 covered
pens at the Portland Union Stock
yards. George Pearson, president,
estimated damages at $25,000. The
fire is believed to have started from
hot tar used in reroofing some of the
pens, v Five thousand head of live
stock were driven to safety and 125
employes' automobiles were shoved
out of danger.
Portland Lawyer Succumbs
Charles Y. WigfalL 37, Portland at
torney, died Friday night from bulletj
wounds inflicted when a men ne naa
given ft ride attempted to rob him.
Propose Barge Line
For Columbia River
A barge line will be placed in
operation on the Columbia river from
The Dalles to Portland March 1, 1931,
if Mid-Columbia shippers will agree
to supply 60,000 tons of freight an
nually, Fred Rosenberg, representa
tive of the Martin Shipyards, Inc.,
Portland, told shippers and members
of the Columbia Valley association.
Rosenberg said more than 250,
000 tons of freight are shipped from
Mid-Columbia cities annually and
the proposed barge line could carry
150,000 tons but only 60,000 would
be necessary to assure successful
Costly Wheat Fires
Two fires which started in wheat
fields in the Lewiston section caused
at least $26,000 damages.
Suspect Taken
Cecil Criteseh, 24, Agness, Curry
county, Oregon, was arrested by C. C.
Wells, deputy United States marshal,
on a charge of setting forest fires in
the Siskiyou national forest, in No
vember, 1929. Criteseh will be given
a hearing Wednesday. Bail was fixed
at $1,000.
Faster Highway Speed
In New York state as the national
highways pile up with vacationing
motorists the law waves its baton
for a little more Speed, and "keep
moving" is the new command of the
traffic rulers.
We Can
Cast Your
The installation of an
Electricaster Stereotyp
ing Machine makes it
possible for us to accom
modate our merchant
advertisers and others
in the ma t ter of making
printing plates from
matrices. It means aval-.
liable addition to our
equipment in the mat ter
of serving our patron.
H. A. Frick
parpenter and Contractor
Pendleton - - Phone 1192J
Specializes in
Weather Stripping
Real Estate
Wheat Alfalfa and
Stock Land
L. L. Montague, Arlington
Pleads Guilty to Sale
and Possession
B. B. Richards, when in
terviewed by the Press
man, pleaded guilty to the
sale of the best insurance
obtainable for the money
and possession of more
policies in reserve ready
at a moments notice for
your use and purpose. A
policy for every hazzard.