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(Central Çntnt Ifcralò
or 2,386 carloads were shipped out
of the state.
Oregon's potato-growing area is
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given at approximately 55,000 acres.
P u b lish k i ) E very T hursday
The average yield for the last ten
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years has been 129 bushels, almost
A n I n d e pe n d e n t local newBpaj>*r devoted to
four tons an acre.
the Intere -ts o f Centra! Point and the Koxue
rows may be spaced as close as 26
proved methods and the standardiza
Inches, whereas if cultivation Is to he
tion of varieties, this figure is In
E n tereil as second cla»8 m atter at the post o f
done with a horse, 30 to 34 inches
creasing and last year stood at 150
fice- at Central Point, Oreteon, May 4, ISO*), accord-
Let us show you how you can make your
usually Is allowed. In order to give
in:: to an A c» o f Congress, March 3, 1879.
bushels. The yield varies, however,
the gardner some idea of the number
This paper is kept on lile at the D a r e A d v e r
t is in ', A< kn i. Inc., 427 South Main Street, Los
The tyi»es of soil in which the potato f s* ,s refl lllrt'd to plant a plot ° - > Wasco cjhnty to 200 In the moist Coos.
A ngeles and 779 M arket Street. San Francisco,
where contracts fo r advertising can be made.
plant thrives best are those designated
spacings, the following table is sub-
gon's potato crop is used in the seed
as sandy or gravelly loam soils. It
Subscription Price $1.00 per Year may be grown with a fair degree of mitted.
A n Ele ctric M o t o r will work harder and more steadily and give you < >
export trade. California Is the great
If a late variety is planted, the
less trouble than any horse or engine you can buy.
VV e can Furnish < >
I field for Oregon potatoes, but Texas
success on any typo o f soil except loose
You, for less than g the cost of a good horse, a M o t o r which will last a <
spacing should be greater, say 34 to
and the whole southwest also de
sand and a heavy, sticky clay soil,
life time and give you not one moments trouble. \ uu won t have to feed < -
36 Inches between the rows and 12
mands large quantities and the tuber
provided the land is well drained and
It, and it costs nothing at all when it isn’ t working. It will do the work
to 14 inches between the plants in the . . .
of six men at less cost for current than the wages of one. It will run
finds Its way in large lots as far east
contains the necessary plant food.
row. The closeness of planting should
. „ ,
day and night and turn out eight times the work of a horse, and it is
as Chicago. In January and Febru-
Successful potato production Is de
M o re Reliable than Old Dobbin, too. It doesn’t get tired, stop to eat,
be determined, first, by the variety, . , . . . .
ary of this year potato shipments out
pendent to a large extent on the thor
and never gets sick.
and second, by the amount of avail-, -
i of the state have been especially
oughness with which the land Is pre
Are you taking advantage of our service?
able plant food and moisture in the
heavy, reaching 1000 cars In Janu
pared before planting the crop. Where
soil, or that can be applied to it.
It costs nothing to investigate
ary and 950 in Febraruy.
a horse can be used, the land should
"Good Seed Potatoes, and How to
Oregon's jiotato farming ls done on
be plowed from 8 to 10 Inches deep,
Procure Them," 544; "Potato-Tuber ^
provided the surface soil Is of a suffic
Diseases." All these may be obtained'
216 W. Main St.
largest individual grower in the state
ient depth to permit It. It Is never
free from the United States depart
is E. E. Morrison of Springfield, who
advisable to turn up more than 1 Inch
ment of Agriculture, Washington, D,
last year had 60 acres
of raw subsoil at any one plowing, so
C., as long as the supply for free dis
These small tracts contrast with the
if previous plowings have not been
areas of 4000 acres in one stretch in
over 6 inches the maximum depth at
You will notice that in this issue we which It should lie plowed Is 7 Inches.
California. Mr. Morrison intends ex
have no "Ready print" matter.
periment with irrigation this year. He
Where hand labor is employed, the
our hope that from now on we will be same rule should govern as to depth.
believes he can overcome the ordinary
able to get out a good paper without, In spading, especially on grass or
perils of Irrigation on potato land and
the paper coming to us with half o f it waste land, turn the earth bottom side
hopes to increase his yield perhaps 50
already printed. We feel confident up.
thut this change will be welcomed by a
The maximum price to the farmer
Whether the land is plowed or
large majority of our readers, at any spaded, it should he thoroughly pul
during the ten-year period was $3.50
rate. Personally, we are very much verized immediately afterwards. It Is
a hundred received during February
Opposed to the idea of having column a had practice to allow the freshly
Are you taking advantage of the the minimum 75 cents and the aver
after column tilled with cheap advertis turned soil to bake in the sun and opportunity to get the ground squir- age has been approximately $1.90.
ing and Other “ junk” . So, if anyone! wlnd, and thereby become cloddy, and, rel l,e8t under control, offered by the The average cost of production is esti
is disappointed, we will he sorry, but at the same time, lose a large per cent co-operation of the United States Bio- mated at not more than 45 cents to
will have the satisfied consciousness of its moisture.
logical Survey, County Pathologist, 70 cents a hundred. Both the heav
ourselves that It is a genuine step in|
When horse labor can be used, the County Court and local Farmers’ Or- lest acreage, 65,000, and the heaviest
the right direction to give the readers laml after plowing should be thor- Sanlzatlons? Every community In the average yield, 155 bushels, were reach
a "Hom e print” paper.
first, then spring county not organized should do so at ed in 1912. The price that year, how
toothed, and finally finished with a once and thus get every farmer and ever, was at the minimum.
smoothing harrow. Where land must orchardist who has a single squirrel
The outlook for this industry in
be prepared by hand, It is good prac- on
ldace to help kill o ff this de- Oregon is bright, in the opinion of Mr
tlce to pulverize the soli us much as "tructlve pest. Co-operation and unit- Hopkins. Big California buyers are
In order to answer the inquiries of
reported ready to take all the good
those who were not ulile to heur the possible when spading It up, after ed e,,ort ls lhe on,y wa>' anY Pest can
which it can be put In a fine condition be Properly controlled. Do not say or seed grown in the state. This, with
address given by the field agent of
Can feed the biggest crowd in the shortest time of any restaurant or
of mellowness with a steel garden think- ‘‘Let George do It, but rather, the demand continuing from other
hotel in Grants Pass.
Highest score by State Inspector o f any R est
the Pacific division of the Red Cross
The Importance o f thoroughly W . “ It
a «<»•«! movement and I am states, wil take car e of the product
aurant in Southern Oregon for Cleanliness and Hygienic Conditions.
on Sunday, last, the following data lias
fining the soil can not be over-empha- KolnK to be Publlc spirited and will do of increased acreage next year.
sized, for it Increases the water-hold-
sbare by buying enough poison
Clackamas ls the leading potato
The object of the American Red
Ing capacity of thb soil, renders more u> km lhe ««luirrels off my own place county of the state. Marlon stands
Cross is to alleviate and, as fur us
plant food available, and reduces the and lnore if the circumstances war- second, and others rank in the follow
possible, to prevent human suffering
number of weeds
rant." If such a spirit should be main- ing order:
South Sixth St., Electric Sign “ Good Eats”
GRANTS PASS, ORE. ♦
in times of peace, as well as in time
When to Plant Potatoes.
talned throughout the spring, summer Lane, Linn, Union, Coos, Yamhill and
♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ »»♦ ♦ »♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ »♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ »
The (lute of planting necessarily nnd fal>- ,here would be a. « reat re- Umatilla.
When It was organized In 1863 its
must be governed bj clim atic oondi ducUon
uitu was, of course, to render medi
in attem pting to produce as Continue another yenr nnd the follow-
cal aid to (lie army, but in 1905 Its
Boost Your Salary— Increase your Earning Capacity
early a crop as possible, some risk lnK >'ear >'ou
re8t from 8Uch la
scope was extended by act of con
must always be Incurred of the plants bor8- Gut keep at it, everlasting!'
gress to Include the uiitlgiitlim of dis
being Injured by the late spring frosts. keen at '»• and the «round squirrel
tress in cuses of national or Inter
As a general proposition, it Is best to P°8t w*d 8000 be an Incident of the
national calamity, such as earthquakes,
Mr. F. E. Garlough, assistant In the
plant potatoes as soon as there is lit past.
fires, floods, famines, mine explosions
Three and one-half tons of this bar Biological Survey of the United States
tle likelihood of killing frosts after
and the like.
Since 1905 the Red
the plants are up and the ground is In ley, poisoned according to the formula Department of Agriculture, has been
Day and N igh t School
Cross lias conducted more tiiuu eighty
which the government has used to engaged for the past two or three
good condition to work.
relief operations of tills character.
eradicate the pest from one million days in preparing the poisoned barley
Depth to Plant.
A later extension of tin- work of the
Shorthand and Typew riting
I'lant the small eye cuttings from
Red Cross is the first uld department
Bookkeeping and Civil Service
one and one-half to 3 Inches deep, de pared and Is now ready for distribu several days to come. A quantity of
added in 1910, in order to bring an
pending on the character of the soil— tion. Over half of this lias already the poisoned grain Is ready for dis
Instruction Individual and in Classes
acquaintance wllli accident preven
the lighter the soil the greater the gone out. It will kill the squirrels if tribution and can be obtained at the
Students Enter at Any Time
tlon ami first aid within the reach of
lepth of planting. Larger setH may be properly put out. It is sold you at Rogue River Fruit and Produce Asso
industrial workers am) other interest
us at Work
ciation. By having one central mix
planted, four inches deep.
cd classes of people.
31 North Grape Street, Î
If an early variety is planted, and
The active duties of the trained per
the work is to be done by hand, the Fruit and Produce Association. Those pare this poison at a minimum cost
sonnel of the Red Cross and the dt
living in a community not organized The price to the farmers will be six
tails of Its organization need not hr
should take steps to form a pest club cents per pound, cash on delivery
outlined hero, hut the duties of the un lhe general public is awakening to the at once, but in the meantime, can so
Existing organizations should ar
trained personnel may lie of Inter fact that conservative policies are cure poison at either the central plant range to distribute this poisoned
again the order of the day.
In Medford or the nearest local or grain from some central place that
This will be of great advantage to ganizations. Following are names of
In time of peace the active dalles of
will be most accessible to their mem
the untrained personnel for prepared these states at this time for millions eMbs formed and distributors of each: bers. Districts that are not already
ness in ease iif emergency consist iu je f dollars arc ready to go into all
Rogue River Club, Rogue River Mer organized should do so at once in or
kinds of undertakings once the In
securing funds for the endowment
cant lie Co.
der to handle this In the most syste
the American Red Cross and In In vestor Is convinced Ills money will be
Gold Hill, Martin’s Drug Store.
creasing its membership to enable it
According to the ruling of the Oregon Dairy and Food
Phoenix, Phoenix Mercantile Co.
For assistance in the organization
Thousands of people In the oast have
to maintain an efficient organization
Commission all dairy butter sold or exposed for sale in
Eagle Point Club. Geo. Brown
of clubs and for other information call
for active service and In the orgaul made small fortunes the past year and Son.
this state must he wrapped in butter paper upon which is
at the County Pathologist office, Med
zntioii of cluuscs for instruction in the natural place for them to look for
printed the words "Oregon Dairy Butter, 16(or32) ounces
Talent Club, Brown Bros. Store.
first aid. elementary hygiene, homt investments and homes is in the wes,
full weight, "w ith the name and address o f the maker.
Rush Club, Ed Smith
Let tlu> public know that the tide of
care for the sick, and other special
Central Point, Elden's Seed Store.
To enable patrons of the Herald to easily compv with this
radicalism lias turned here nnd that Eastside Community Club, Harry Mer
ruling this office has put in a supply of the standard sizes
In time of war special committees we are looking for capital to develop riman.
o f butter paper and will print it in lots of 100 sheets and
should lie ap|Hiintcd by each chapter >ur great resources.
Valley view Farmers' Club, A
upward and deliver it by parcel post at the following prices:
Let the world know that both capi Devenhill.
to collect funds, to arrange for hos-
pltal supplies, to care for convalcs tal and labor will be given a fair deal,
Four solid trainloads of beans from
100 Sheets, 16 or 32
Griffin Creek Club, J R. Wilson.
cents, to aid the families of soldiers uid our future Is assured.
Now ls the time to put out the poi the Orient, valued at over ’ a million
200 Sheets. 16 or 32
and sallois. and to assist and train
son when the squirrels are hungry and dollars and constituting the largest
300 Sheets, 16 or 32
for some occupation those permit
the young are not born. When the Blngle movement of this commodity
uentlv disabled In active service.
green feed comes on they will slaken ever coming to the United States, have
Every American citizen who can
a little, but keep some out and they arrived in San Francisco to be trans
Send your orders to us by mail accompanied by the price
Total deposits In tile banks of the
afford to do so should become a
will soon be taking as much as usual shipped by the Western Import Com
o f the paper and it will be promptly forwarded to you by
member of a Red Cross chapter. "An dale of Oregon on March 5, 1917, again
Some who have already tried pany to eastern markets. The South
parcel post, prepaid.
mini membership” costs It a year were $162,201,519.19, or an Increase the poison barley, report excellent re ern Pacific has already started one
f $35,461,469.61 over
'Hits Is tin- minimum For those who
We use the very best butter paper obtainable and our
sults, better than with any poison they train of twenty-nine cars over Its Og
feel able to contribute more liberally, how n In the report of March 7, 1916, have ever used. Because of Its low den route to New York. Three others
workmanship is of the best, Let us have your next order
and you will not regret it.
there arc membership fees of $2 and according to a statement Issued by S cost everyone should take advantage will be required for the total ship
Sargent, superintendent of hanks,
15, while a "sustaining membership"
of this opportunity. For further in ment, which amounts to 65,000 bags.
The time and savings de-
Is $10 a M ar. a life membership"
The consignment is being handled I
formation and assistance in this work,
In one payment, and a "patron mem IKisIts during this |ierlod Increased call at the County Pathologist Office. by the Western Import Company,!
bership" $lno In one payment. Fifty $6,342,693 06 and the postal savings
which has been working for the last ;
Central Point. Ore.
cents of each membership fee Is re deposits $552.046 44.
seven years to introduce them in
Ml batiks and trust companies of
tallied for local needs and the re
They were brought here .
inalmler Is sent to the National Re I the state showed resources amount
from Japan on the steamship Kotsu j Extesion Bulletin No. 195. Spraying
ing to $203.320 '26 50, or an Increase
Cross at Washington.
Grain hay baled
Anyone wishing to Join the Central of $38,503.449.74 as compared with a
The beans are
of all varieties and j Extesion Bulletin No. 196, Spraying A '» 8'»*, bailed...............................$19.00
This is the showing for the
Point Red Cross may pay the mem year ago
their api>earance here is one of the cherries.
Butter, creamery ............................... 45e
hcishlp fee to It. II I’axson at Ms 171 state and 82 national Institutions
new developments that the European j These bulletins can be
Oregon's potato exports bring to
Since the call issued on November
¿free of charge of by addressing the Eggs ............................................... 22c
war has brought upon this country.
17. 1916. total deposits of the state the state yearly not less than $1,-
Extension Service. Oregon Agricultural Steers.....................................6Jc to 7e
have decreased $2,3*5.431 25
Of this 400,tH>0, or an average of
College, Corvallis. Oregon A limited Cow s,..................................... 6Jc to 6c
amount the Portland hanks lost $2.- every man. woman and child in the
supply Is on hand at the County Path Hogs.................................... 12c to 12Jc
New Spray Bulletins
commonwealth, according to
Four new spray bulletins have Just
t'ontlnulng his statement. Mr Sar- compiled by Allan C Hopkins of the
Oregon and Washington were prob-
E w e s ....,............................................ 7c
University of Oregon school of com been Issued by the Extension Service
abh n e 'i t In a better position to ad gent says
Yearlings, p a s t ................................ 9c
There lias been a general tendency merce for the United States depart- of the Oregon Agricultural College and L O C A L M A R K E T REPO RT Hen* ................................................. 15
than light now
All but 13'* per should be oi
Broilers......................... 2 lb or less 30c
rn an hones st effort Ion the |>arl of all banks to Increase men of agriculture
(Prices paid the producer.)
tir, ' t,i hold d o w n their loans l.oans on March 5, 1917. ,cnt of the crop raised in the state ¡this valley, who are engaged in these 1
Old cocks........................................... 7s
j W heat.................. ........ $1.40 to $1.50
inali- further f- eak | in n: ed to $1 'M il' -T5 • an In Is exported
Exports of the precious tuber Mr
Extension Bulletin No ' 193, Spray- Whole Barley
crease of $20,647.759 71 since the No
agitator and the politi- vember statement, notwithstanding the Hopkins finds, stand second only to Ing apples and pears
i 194. Spray- Rye
al Hz later haw im.l hard sledding in i fact that dei«»slt* during the latter those of lumber
In 1916 as showt.
Slat.» the past two years and| period dtcllned "
by the report. $5,791 tons of potatoM ing prunes and plums
Central Point Auto Co.
I For Farmer And Orchardist
Preparing Soil For
Farm W o rk Easy
Save Money & Labor
California-Oregon Power Co.
ASK YOUR GROCER OR BUTCHER FOR
County Rodent Pest
“ACO R N ” BRAND
Crisp, Sweet Breakfast Bacon
Spicy, Succulent Ham
C E N T R A L P O IN T P A C K IN G CO.
Best Meal in the Rogue River Valley
Aims of Ked Cross Work
For 25 cents
Squirel Poison Ready
fo r Distribution
Medford Commercial College
Comply With Law
by using PRINTED Butter Wraps
$1.000.000 Worth of
Beans in Portland
State b.inks Show Big Gain
Central Point Herald
Oregon Potatoes Next
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