OH SEED ISSTILL1IIME Acclimated Varieties in De mand; Growers Turn to This Crop. Oregon State college. There is no danger of a shortage of acclimated seed corn to supply the brisk demand caused by the tendency to substitute this grain for wheat on Willamette valley farms, reports E. R. Jackman, farm crops specialist of the Oregon &tate college extension service. A flp'i a. l m -v suniciem supply 01 uregon grown seed to supply all needs is available. Minnesota 13 and McKay Yellow Dent are the recommended varieties for grain and for silage, respectively, in western vregon, says Jackman. The shift toward corn in the WiL lamette valley is due largely, he be lieves, to the high price of corn as compared to other grains in the Northwest, which at present imports the major part of its corn supply. In addition corn produces high yields at low cash costs as compared to oats, wheat and barley, is .suitable for a large-area cultivated crop, has a stimulating effect on the following crop, and the fodder is valuable for livestock forage. Possibilities , of over-production of corn in the Willamette valley are small, Jackman says. From 80,000 to 100,000 additional acres could be grown without danger of producing more than would find an immediate market in the Pacific Northwest. Crew Repairing Bridge Span Umatilla county has its bridge crew at work reconstructing piers of the Walla Walla bridge at the Grove school in South Milton which was badly damaged by the recent flood. False work has been placed under the bridge, raising it from the concrete pedestals. When this is completed a concrete base will be built around each and will be reinforced with structural steel. California Is Now an Outlet for Prime. Fat Milk-Fed Oregon Lambs With its own lamb croD out of the way, California is now ready to take Oregon lambs, says H. A. Lindgren, livestock specialist of the Oregon Ex tension service. Here, as well as in other coast markets, however, " the discrimination in favor of milk fat lambs is becoming increasingly keen, he says. The present and future of the lamb business is built on production of a quality product, and the grower who heeds this fact is the one who will make money, Lindgren says. The market pays too. price for a lamb weighing about 65 to 80 pounds and those falling much below or above this figure suffer the penalty of a iuwer price. Lindgren advises Oreeon erowers to market their lambs as early as they can be brought to the proper condition, but to sort them carefullv so mat only the fat ones are sold. kxtra gram in creeps for lambs with ewes will help greatly in bringing some of the thin ones to the reauired weight, he says. By such practices, experienced growers are able to man age so that as many as 80 per cent in ineir iamD crop sell at top price. ine practice of marketing the lamb crop cooperatively through pooling shipments gathered from the flocks in a community or countv. usuallv under the supervision of the county agent, is an aid to growers in getting their lambs to market as soon as they are ready, lhis method is now used to greater or less extent in Doubt. las, Coos, Union, Wallowa and Baker counties. The poolinsr of 52 cars for 102 growers in Union countv last vear brought them approximately $9,956 more than they would have received by, selling through customarv chan nels, Lindgren says. Of these 52 cars, the 22 which were graded brought the owners an average of ?.u per luu pounds, while the own ers of the lambs in the ungraded cars received a net price of $5 per 100 pounds. A contract foursome at the home of Mrs. Glenn Dudley Monday afternoon included Mrs. Henry Koepke, Jr., Mrs. E. C. Prestbye and Mrs. H. I. Watts. COOK WHEAT PLAN FINDING BAG High School Notes Numerous Appeals to Sena tor McNary Urges Adop tion of Solution. Indian Woman Dead Mrs. Edith Hall, an Indian woman of Thorn Hollow, died at St. An thony's hospital Sunday. She was the wife of James Hall. She is sur vived by her husband and five chil dren, Peter 17, Julius 13 Agnes 11, Steven 10 and Louis 7. Funeral ser vices were held at St. Andrews Catho lic mission church, Tuesday forenoon. 11 've got wflmt 1 53 3 "Tell me--what can I do to improve my lot? Sure, I'm a farmer. I like farming, I was raised on the soil, So were my folks. ' "I ought to be able to sell my stuff as soon as it's ready. WellI'm doing that now. I take my butterfat, eggs and poultry to tha nearest Swift & Company produce plant. "And I ought to have ready cash just as soon as I make delivery. : I get that too. Swift & Company pays me for all they take, as they take it, at the full market price. "I ought to patronize my own community, and deal with other people who do. Yes that's true. Well, Swift & Company has 55,000 employes in over 500 towns and they all work for the company in their own home towns and spend their money there too. They pack and distribute the Swift brands right where they live. Many of them are our own townsfolk, helping this town to grow, helping to support our schools, Btores and banks. "It seems to me that I'm getting a good, square deal now. And it gives me a real feel ing of security to know that I'm part of an organization of 55,000 employes and 48,000 shareholders; that it is able to make a rea sonable return on their investment and operate successfully on an average profit from all sources of only a small fraction of a cent per pound." "A Producer A Washington dispatch to the Port land Journal indicates numerous ap peals are coming to Senator McNary to urge adoption by the federal farm board of the "Cook plan" for handling the wheat surplus. This takes its name from Charles Cook, now an of ficial of the national grain corpora tion at Pendleton, formerly connected with the Balfour-Guthrie company. The Cook plan may be briefly de scribed as a voluntary form of the equalization fee. Under the McNary Haugen bill the fee would be collected on every bushel sold. The Cook idea is a "sign-up" by the growers agree ing to deliver an amount approxi mately equal to the surplus to the farm board for disposal, thus remov ing the surplus from the market. The essential feature is the signing of sufficient acreage to give actual con trol, without too large a fraction in the hands of outsiders. Prediction that 90 per cent of the crop could be signed in Oregon and Washington is made in telegrams re ceived by McNary, which he is bring ing to the attention of the farm board. Among those who make hope ful predictions are F. J. Wilmer, president of the North Pacific grain growers, Spokane; Harry Pinkerton, president-of the Eastern Oregon Wheat league, Moro; W. T. Balsiger, manager of the Moro grain growers' association, and the Sherman county cooperative grain growers. Heretofore it has been assumed that a voluntary plan for surplus handling would fail because of the great num ber of growers and the reluctance of many to sign up on common ground. In the present situation it is argued that the plan is more likely to succeed than ever before, because of the end of government stabilization" and the absence of anything to take its place in marketing the crop of 1931. State Highway Group Under Investigation I Portland. The News-Telegram said Saturday a report on another state commission that may rival what the paper refers to as "the flax plant scandal is being brought together in detailed form under direction of two special investigators for Governor Meier. , "Robert Dieck," the paper said, "former city commissioner, an en gineer and experienced road builder, is in charge of the investigation, de signed to show up the weak spots in the highway commission organiza tion." . The article continued: "Evidence of extravagance and waste by a com mission that spends more than the city of Portland, Multnomah county, the port district and the school dis trict combined, is being uncovered by Dieck in his detailed survey of the highway commission. "Already the governors investiga tors have discovered 'leaks' in the use of automobiles. The commission is operating 150 machines and a yearly tabulation of mileage gave the inves tigators their first evidence of extra vagance. "The 150 machines are said to have been driven almost three million miles in a year, or more than 104 times around the globe, an average of close to 20,000 miles a year for each ma chine. The investigators did not con sider the hundreds of trucks used by the highway department." "Evidence," the paper said, "that equipment has been purchased with out bids, that the high bids and not the low ones have often been accept ed in the awarding of contracts for equipment, and that the commission has far more equipment on hand than is nepessary." Preparing to Receive Surplus Wheat in Storage Construction of the huge grain storage warehouse at Terminal No. 4 for the Farmers National Grain cor poration is proceeding rapidly and grain will be received for storage be fore the end of the month, announces the Oregon Journal. A fair volume of wheat has al ready gone into storage at various Northwest tidewater terminals, in cluding those at Portland which will be the focal point in the grain corpor ation's program. Removal of most of the corpora tion's wheat to tidewater emergency terminals will clear the way for new crop again, which will be handled al together by private dealers. Not all the grain is being brought down from the country, but the per centage left in interior terminals will be compar itively small. Revival of the export grain move ment on a fairly substantial basis is now forecast following sales of a moderate amount of corporation grain through private exporting firms. At least one cargo and a dozen or so par cels are now booked for dispatch for Europe. . ' The Last Day Vacation days started for quite a few of the students Tuesday the 12th, as they were exempt from examina tions. ,. These exemptions were won by keeping an average of II or bet ter for . the semester. While the others were sweating away . in the test rooms they were lying in the shade enjoying nature. However, the formal close of school will take place this afternoon, and the seniors at commencement tonight. This week has been a very important one because it is these tests that will determine who can play football next fall. Those on the border line spent much time in re viewing. The moral is to get exempt ed. f ............. 'T..T..T..T..T..T..T..TT"YV..T..Y..T..Y..V..T..V.. CRAFT SMM Baccalaureate Baccalaureate services took place Sunday, May 10, at the Christian church. Rev. Sias was in charge of the arrangement. Rev. Wemmett of Pendleton gave the main address. His subject was the path of life. He ad vised youth to stay away from evil amusements and not to wander very far from the straight road. Scripture was read by Rev. Dryden. The choir and congregation sang several songs Benediction was made by Rev. Wem mett. The church was attractively dec orated by the sophomore class under the direction of Miss Cameron. Letter Assembly Wednesday morning. May 6, an as sembly was held in honor of those earning letters in athletics this year, The assembly was opened with a song by the student body, directed by Mrs, moom. ine senior letter winners were presented with chenille letters by Mr. Bloom. Mrs. Bloom presented the girls' basketball letters, and Mr. Miller the boys' basketball, track and baseball letters. Mr. Bloom display ed and gave the history of the cups won by Athena in athletics. The grade rand high school track teams contributed one each this year. The band, under the direction of Mr. Til ley, played several selections. The loop road above Toll Gate is still inaccessible due to snow drifts. However, the road to Toll Gate is open and is also passable to several summer camps Senior Day Exercises - The seniors entertained the student body with a skit Wednesday the 13th. The skit represented an old time school. Vineta Weaver played the part of the old time school ma'am. The rest of the seniors were in the role of old time school kids, bare feet, torn clothes, tousled hair, and the rest of the things that we associate with an old fashioned school. Mrs. Bloom sang "Patches" and "School Days" while the seniors filed in. Roland Wil son sang "The Little Red School House" while the rest of the school pantomimed it. The senior prophecy and will were fitted into the school hours and jokes were told between these. A lattice gate covered the front of the stage during the songs, and was opened for the school. The seniors all joined in on the chorus of "School Days" to close the program. Bingham Trip Bright and early Thursday morn ing the student body turned out for the long waited trip to Bingham. Swimming, fishing, hiking and eating were the diversions of the day. The emphasis should be placed on the eat ing. Mildred Hansell, Ralph Moore, Roland Wilson and Velma Ross were in charge of the eats and they sup plied enough for everybody. Howard Reeder, new transportation manager, got his initiation m his job. He turn ed in a good job. Boise Angler Drowns in Deschutes River FISHING TACKLE Gets the Big Ones WHEREVER THE FISHING STREAM IS, THERE YOU'LL FIND CRAFTSMAN TACKLE BEING USED BY THE MOST SUCCESSFUL ANGLERS. ur Stock Is Complete OUR SHOW WINDOW DISPLAYS RODS, REELS, LINES, LEADERS, FLIES, SPOONS, SPINNERS, AND. BAIT. Our Prize Rod OF $28.00 VALUE THIS SEASON IS OFFERED TO THE ANGLER RE SIDING IN THE ATHENA ADAMS WESTON DISTRICT WHO CATCHES THE LONGEST TROUT IN A UMATILLA COUNTY STREAM, IS CERTAINLY A BEAUTY. DROP IN AND SEE IT. Rogers . Goodman (A Mercantile Trust) V Trove M. Cate of Boise, Idaho, was drowned Sunday morning in the Des chutes river at Policeman's Rock west of Gateway, when he slipped in to the turbulent stream while casting for trout. Though many anglers joined Sheriff Dusault in the search, the body had not been recovered at a late hour. Cate, his wife, his brother G. A. Cate, Forest Grove automobile dealer, and his wife had gone to the stream Saturday night. The brothers were fishing from the rock when the acci dent occurred. Several persons saw Cate lose his balance and plunge off the rock. They said he was lost to view almost as soon as he entered the swift water. - Measuring Hay "Measuring Hay in Stacks" is the title of a new bulletin which has been received by the county agent at Pen dleton. This bulletin is one prepared by the United State Department of Agriculture and deals with complete information having to do with hay measuring where scale weights are not available. Persons interested in obtaining copies of this bulletin may address the County Agricultural Agent at Pendleton. Store Burglar Identified -At least one of the burglars who last week robbed the J. C. Penney store at Milton-Freewater is believ ed to have been identified by several Milton people who were shown a picture of a Portland youth, who is charged with robbing a Penney store at Hillsboro. Health Association Drive The annual membership drive of the Umatilla County Health associa tion is underway, having begun Mon day. Annual membership in the as sociation costs 50 cents and is used to defray health work done in all parts of the county by the association. Growers Warned Against fraudulent Potato Tags Oregon potato growers who pay for certified seed potatoes this year are advised to read the tags carefully and be sure it is certified seed they are getting. Word that a company in Oregon is buying ordinary seed po tatoes and selling them with a tag closely resembling the official certi fication tags issued by Oregon State college to growers of certified seed has just been received by E. R. Jack man, farm crops specialist of the Ore gon Extension service. The imitation tags are the same size and color as the genuine ones, and are labeled "Seed Certificate" in stead of "Certified Seed." The official tags are always attached with a lead seal. This is the first time imitation tags of this sort have appeared in Oregon, according to Jackman, although they are common in some other states. Gets Life Sentence After 36 hours of deliberation, a jury in Walla Walla superior court Friday found George Schneider guilty of murder in the first degree. This means life imprisonment. Thus a man who nearly two years ago heard a verdict of death has won in his fight to save his life. He hacked his bride Betty, to death with a meat cleaver. "Byes" Are Eliminated The 12-team field in the state high school basketball tournament has been abolished and replaced "by a 16 team field, eliminating the heretofore troublesome "byes." The new regu lations will be in effect at the next state tournament at Salem. j The Churches j , CHURCH OF CHRIST Charles A. Sias, Minister The Athena congregation Is a unit in itself, with no outside authority or machinery. Congregational gov ernment; special plea is for unity of all Christian people, with the New Testament alone as authority . and rule of faith and practice; large liberty of opinion. Worship and ser mon each Sunday morning and eve ning. Bible school 10 a. m. Young people meet at 6:30; mid-week de votional and Bible study Wednesday night FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH Gerald C. Dryden, Minister Sunday school, 10:00 a. m., Lewis Stewart, superintendent; 11:00 a. m. the minister will give a report on the state convention which has been held in Corvallis during the past week; 7:00 p. m. B. Y. P. U.; 8:00 p. m. church service with the subject "Souls Atbirst" WIHAT OS ADVEKTTDSDN? "Advertising is the education of the public as to what you are, where you are, and what you have to offer in the way of skill, talent or commodity. The only man who should not advertise is the man who has nothing to offer the world . in the way of commodity or ser vice." Elbert Hubbard.