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THE GAZETTE-TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 1923.
FROM THE "MOKKOW COUNTY FAKM BUREAU NEWS"
CLUB WORK FOR
BOYS AND GIRLS
Mors than 500,000 farm boyi and
girla are organized into clubs thru
out the United States. They are un
der the supervision of the Depart
ment of Agriculture, and In moit
states the agricultural college coop
erates. Are your boys and girls get
ting the advantage of this education,
which is free to them for the ask
ing? If not, why not?
Club work has been going on for
about 20 years. Every membership
about 20 years. Every year finds a
large increase in club membership.
A large majority of club members re
enroll in the club work from year to
year. The club movemnt has spread
until almost every agricultural com
munity has at leant one or more
clubs. Why is Morrow county so slow
about dropping into line?
I will suggest answers to the ques
tions I have asked and in a later
issue I will discuss these answers.
My first answer would be that the
majority of people do not understand
and appreciate what club work is and
the vast amount of good it can do
for the boys and girls and grown peo
My second answer would be that
the things taken up in club work can
be handled quite successfully at home
without the club work bother.
Another answer I have heard sug
gested is that many parents weary
and disheartened from the drudgery
and lonesomeness of farm life, do not
wish their children to live on a farm,
hence why fit the children for the
Another answer is that agricultural
conditions here are not such that club
work can be handled, that is club
work is more adapted to small, diver
sified fanning sections.
Club work is not necessarily han
dled thru the schools. Whenever 6
or more boys and girls form a club
they elect a grown person in the com
munity to be their local leader. If
a teacher is chosen it makes it easier
to keep the work moving along. But
as teachers usually leave at the end
of the term, the teacher as the local
leader fs not entirely satisfactory.
In Oregon last year 296 teachers
were local leaders and 658 others
carried on the work. A local leader
should understand the work the club
is going to do and be willing to use
considerable time coaching the club
members. The scarcity of good local
leaders Is one of the greatest handi
caps the work has. The vast field
covered by club work calls for ex
perience and an education that is
greater than the most of us have.
The idea that club work is just a
"kid's" job would surprise you if
you tried a little of it.
Here are the projects club work in
eludes; most of these have two or
Corn, potatoes, garden, pig, calf,
sheep, hot school lunch, sewing, cook
ing, home making, rabbits, goats, bees,
home beautification and dairy herd
Years sgo we had the idea that
anybody could plow that could drive
a team. A good teamster can still
manage the team, but it is not always
so that a satisfactory job of plowing
will be done.
To obtain a good job of plowing for
eummerfallow there is a certain
method of procedure to follow very
much the same as making anything
else. Not only must the power be ap
plied and the plow adjusted proper
ly, but a number of other things also
add to the results.
The use of jointers aid greatly in
obtaining a clean field of summ erf al
low, This is especially desirable since
all implements work a good deal bet
ter in clean ground than in foul.
Then some form of packer or pul
verizer drawn directly behind the
plow completes the job. There seems
to be a good deal of question con
cerning this point or at least laxness
in applying it.
On our visit through Sherman
county last year we noticed that al
most every farmer followed his plows
with a small packer or pulveriser.
This was done to work out the air
spaces in the loose soil and prevent
the loss of moisture that would other
wise result before the field could be
In our county every farmer has no
ticed the very drying effect a strong
wind has on a newly plowed field,
and he has also noticed that the wind
is usually blowing during most of the
plowing season. We may plow our
ground when the weather and mois
ture conditions are just right and the
soil turn over in the best friable and
mealy manner possible and there will
be clods that although they may be
soft will not crumble down. Just
then almoHt the slightest touch of the
linger will pulverize that clod, but
leave it there 30 days in a stiff dry
ing wind and when the harrow comes
along it will rattle and bounce as if
going over rocks. And that is not
allif this clod had crumbled down
into place when the plowing was first
done it would have filled a space that
may reach to the bottom of the fur
row. The wind having free swing at
the bottom of the furrow may steal
all the moisture there is in the
ground. A few clods left standing
and a great amount of moisture may
A light packer will not only pul
verize all surface clods, but will also
pack the soil about the straw and
Htubble that has just been thrown in
to the furrow.
Seed Potatoes at' Irrigon.
By K. E. PRICE, Count Agent.
The Farm Bureau at Irrigon has
about 16 sacks of seed potatoes left
out of the car which htey shipped
from Idaho in February. This lot is
made up of 700 pounds of Early Ohio,
certified stuff, and about 950 pounds
of Karly Triumph, which do not car-
THE ''special dis
count" is tempt
ing, but not when
you understand who
pays for it. The tire
dealer doesn't pay
for it. The manu
facturer cannot af
ford to. Chances are
it comes out of the
quality of the tire,
so, after all, you pay
for it None of the
quality of Goodyear
Tires ever Is sacri
ficed to "special dis
counts" or anything
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"Weu.ra Mad For Wettera Trad"
F. R. BROWN and R. W. L0WRY
HAVE BOUGHT AND ARE NOW MANAGING THE
UNTIL RECENTLY RUN BY THILL COHN. THE NEW FIRM OF
Brown & Lowry
IS READY TO SUPPLY ALL KINDS OF
Feed, Grain and Wool Bags
Good Service, High Quality, Reasonable Prices
WHEN YOU THINK OF INSURANCE, REMEMBER WE HAVE
A POLICY FOR EVERY PURPOSE
AND IT COSTS YOU LESS
Office in Gihnan Building, Heppner, Ore.
. OFFICE PHONE 612. WAREHOUSE 643
Cash & Carry Store
Saturday and Monday Only
Swift's Back Bacon 261 -2c
Swfts Bulk Lard." 1 8 1 -2c
Shredded Cocoanut 25c
Crackers, 2 pounds for 35c
Farina, 9 9-10 pound sack 60c
I will deliver on Tuesday and Friday morn
ings for 1 Oc extra an order.
L. G. DRAKE, Prop.
ODD FELLOWS BUILDING
ry certified Inspection tags but hive
pasted two field inspection! by the
state inspectors of Idaho. Undoubt
edly there are many fsrmtrs in Mor
row county who would be very glad to
get such seed for the Early Ohio po
tatoes are especially well adapted to
our conditions here In the county and
the Early Bliss Triumphs have been
doing; very well also. This fs an es
pecially good opportunity for the far
mers about Boardman. On a recent
visit to the Boardman district I learn
ed that Mr. Chas. Hango wanted some
Early Ohio seed and on the following
day I brought some of the Irrigon
need back with me and delivered to
Mr. Hango. He stated that he was
exceptionally well pleased with the
quality and appearance of this seed.
Any one desiring further information
in regard to this potato seed should
get in touch with Mr. N. Seaman who
is the O.-W. R. t N. operator at Irri
gon. Mr. Seaman states that this
seed cost their farm bureau $1.75 per
hundred plus the freight and other
costs making a total of about $2.25
per hundred now This is a very rea
sonable price for good seed potatoes.
In addition to this lot I am informed
that Mr. W. E. Suddarth of Irrigon
has four sacks of Earliest of All
which he received in this carload lot
which he is not planting and wishes
to dispose of. Anyone wanting these
potatoes should get in touch with
Irrigon promptly as this seed will be
disposed of in other districts if not
needed here in Morrow county.
Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Hibbard of Lake
Geneva, Wisconsin, were guests for
a week recently at the homes of Mr.
and Mrs. John Olden, Mr. and Mrs.
Herb Olden, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Ol
den and Mr. and Mrs. Lon McCabe of
this county, Mr Hibbard being an un
cle of the Olden boys and Mrs. Mc
Cabe. He and his wife were on their
return home from Los Angeles, Cal.,
where they spent the winter and
stopped over for this short visit
with their Morrow county relatives.
They also visited other relatives at
Pendleton, Mr. and Mrs. McCabe and
Mrs. John Olden driving over with
Chas. Weech has traded his 40
acre dairy farm located about two
miles from Boardman to Wm. Gorger
for 100 acres of fruit land at Scio,
Legal Guarantee Giveru
nW Knilm no pain coitions work.
Ask to see Gle-o-nla Pile Treatment.
Main Street Heppner, Oregon
Ore. Mr. Corner ii the father of the
Gorger brothera who ranch north of
lone, and made the trade principally
for a change of climate. In the trade
for the Morrow county property,
which ii all under irrigation, aeven
head of high grade Jersey cows,
horses, and a full line of dairy equip
ment goes with the place. Possession
hag been taken and Mr. Gorger and
hie aoni will together operate the
place at least for a time. lone Inde
pendent. Delegates to the I O. O. F. grand
lodge were chosen at the meeting on
Wednesday evening of last week, Os
car Edwards and Adam Knoblock be
ing elected to represent Willow Lodge
No. 66. The grand lodge meets at
North Bend, over on Coos Bay, in
May, and the good people there are
preparing to make it a grand occasion
for the delegates. The Kcbekahs meet
in grand assembly at the same time,
and San Souci lodge of Heppner will
be represented by Mrs. Rosa Phelps,
Miss Anna Brown and Mrs. Lola Tay
lor. Harry McDonald, one of the old
timers, has been spending the winter
at Heppner and taking an enforced
rest, suffering from rheumatism.. He
thought he could get out to work
again, so took a job of herding some
sheep on the hills near Heppner. It
was a little too much of a task, how
ever, as It required more agility than
Harry seemed to possess, so he passed
the job up until a future date, when
he hopes to be feeling better.
George Burnside, who was in the
city on Monday from his Eight Mile
farm, is well pleased with conditions
of crops out his way this spring.
Grain is growing well and there is no
lack of moisture. He says a good
crop is needed this season to help out
the farmers in his locality, as they
were pretty short last year.
Dillard French is not gathering his
eggs all in one basket this season,
Special Sale of Sheet Music
While it lasts I will sell all popular music
Four Sheets for $1
Also one used Kohler and Campbell Player
piano, including 70 rolls
Harwoods Jewelry Store
Odd Fellows Building, Heppner, Ore.
so he has branched out into the sheep
game, along with that of cattle. Just
now he is busy with lambing and get-
tu.g a tine percentage of increase.
Mr. French spent a few hours in
Jason Biddle, who is agent for the
Jewett car in Morrow county, dis
posed of a five-passenger touring to
Earl Warner of Lexington the past
Frank Turner moved his shearing
plnnt down to Butter erfek on Mon-
(Mah the Approach
to your home Inviting
WHERE the eyes of visiting friends rest first, there
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Porches and steps can be brightened with Fuller's
Porch and Step Paint. This psint will withstand
grinding heels, scraping feet and scrubbing.
Then, for the house itself, the pergola, porch balus
trades, the window frames, etc., there are Fuller'i
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are made of Pioneer White Lead, pure zinc, pure
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Whatever your painting need, W. P. Fuller St Co.
makes a paint for the purpose. There is a local agent
or dealer who sells Fuller paints. Our Service De
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day and will wt up t the H S. Cor
rirall corral 1, where he begin oper
ations this week with a full crew of
men. Frank has two shearing out
fits and will likely have them both
running an business opens up. He
looks forward to a good season.
John H. Hayes of Portland has been
spending a few days at Hfppner, and
at the big ranch of J. H. Hayes k Son
on Butter creek.
350 acres seeded summer-fallow to
be lea!. - D. E. GILMAM.
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