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WHEAT BILL SUBSTITUTE UP
Howard Carter, co-dlscoverer with
the late Lord Carnarvon of the tomb
of Tutankhamon in Egypt, left Lon
don for the United States Saturday for
a lecture tour.
The soldier bonus bill will join the
tax reduction measure en tho senate
calendar this week, and leaders of
both partieB are prepared to clear the
palh for their Immodiato considera
tion. Tho federal government should take
steps to put outdoor recreational op
portunities within tho grasp of the
poor as well as tho wealthy, Presi
dent Coolldgo Bald Sunday night In an
nouncing appointment of a national
policy on out-of-doors llfo.
L. 1 (Julmhy of Los Angeles, Cal.,
US, a resident of Portland, Or., for CO
years, and Oregon's first gaino war
den, died In Seattle, Wash., Tuesday,
(iulinby cumo to Seattlo to attend the
funeral of his daughter, Mrs. Lotta
Ijuliuby Taylor, which wus held Mon
day. Formal notification of Germany's ac
ceptance of tho experts' reports as a
basis for renewed reparations par
leys was sent to Paris Tuesday after
noon and will bo transmitted to the
reparations commission by Secretary
Fischer of tho German war burden
Clara Kimball Young, famous screen
and stage actress, was taken BUddenly
ill while appearing at a Fort Wayne,
lnd., theater Tuesday night and the
curtain was lowered In tho midst of
the Bocond act whllo physicians were
sent for. Sho was removed to ner
suite In a local hotel.
Mrs. Douglas MacArthur, wife ol
Ilrlgadler General MacArthur, has
been appointed a special policewoman
by .Mayor Homualdez of Manila, and
assigned to duly with tho Society for
tho Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Sho is tho first woman attached to
the Manila police force,
Members of tho democratic national
committee definitely decided late Tues
day that the national convention cf
tho party would be held In Madison
Square Garden, as originally planned,
and not In the 25Hlh riidd artillery ur
iniiry In tho lironx as suggested by
some members In order to admit more
The special committed appointed by
the Paris International chamber of
commerce to study the two reports
of the experts has reached the unanl
nous conclusion that these reports of-li-r
n real prospect of proving practical
measures for removal of obstacles
which heretofore have appeared In
Minnountnblo In the reparations set
tlements. Marvin Chase, Washington slate
supervisor of hydraulics, Monday
granted a permit to the Northwestern
Power & Manufacturing company of
Port Angeles to appropriate LlOt) cubic
feet of water a second from the F.lwhn
river In Clallam counly for utilization
of a hydroelectric plant, which Is est!
mated to cost J l.CUO.OUO unit develop
John W. Moore, president of the
Fidelity National Hank & Trust com
puny of Kansas City. Mo., simp Its
reorganization In l'.Uil. Tuesday was
dropped by the board of directors with
the statement that Moore "Is short In
bis accounts with the bank." The dis
crepancy Is alleged to be $iU0,0OO
Lester W. Hall, a vice president, was
named as his successor.
Industrial, financial and commercial
leaders of California, at n meeting
Tuesday to discuss means of combat
ling the foot and mouth epidemic in
the slate, adopted resolutions recent
mending that Governor tllchnrdson
confer wllll the governors of other
states for appointment of represent
tlvoa from their respective states to
act as permanent committees from
those slates in California.
A resolution authorising Investiga
tion by a special congressional com
inlttee of all laud grants to I ho North
ern Pacific Hallway company was re
ported to tho house Tuesday by the
public land committee. The rendu
Hon would defer until March 4, lS'-'T.
any adjustment by Iho accretary of
the Interior of the railroad's claim
to S.000,000 acret of national forest
land la Montana and Idaho.
Wisconsin Solon Proposes New Plan
for Selling Corporation.
Washington, D. C A new bill as a
substitute for the McNary-Haugen bill
has been prepared, Senator McXary,
republican, Oregon, co-author of the
measure, Informed the senate Mon
day In requesting that action on the
original bill be postponed indefinitely.
The new bill was drawn to Include
the committee amendments.
Representative Voigt, Wisconsin,
republican Insurgent on the house
agrlculturo commlttoe, introduced a
bill for the creation of a corporation
to sell wheat abroad along linos simi
lar to the plan provided In the McNary-Haugen
bill, under which various
farm products would be handled for
Mr. Voigt announced ho would press
for action on his bill as a substitute
for the McNary-Haugen measure,
which he contends Is unworkable In
that it attempts to cover too broad
Under the bill sponsored by the Wis
consin representative a corporation
with a capital of ?50,000,000 to be sub
scribed by tho government, as against
tho $200,000,000 fund called for In the
McNary-Haugen measure, would be
set up, to buy all kinds of wheat until
the price of No. 1 Northern spring
wheat at Minneapolis reached $1,115 a
Grain purchased would bo sold
abroad, but if tho price reached $1.70
tho corporation would have authority
to sell In the domestic market.
A charge of 15 per cent would be
made by tho corporation against each
bushel of wheat bought from farm
ers, w ho would be reimbursed, In the
event a profit was made by tho cor
poration, In proportion to thp amount
left nfler deduction of losses on ex
ports and expenses for handling the
Provision also Is mado for an em
bargo on wheat and wheat products
with the president authorized to de
clare embargoes during which wheat
could bo imported.
Washington, I). C Indefinite post
ponement on tho motion of Senator
McNary of tho McNary-Haugen bill
Monday Is of, significance. The bill
postponed was tho original McNary
Haugen bill, which was placed on the
calendar two months ago and for
which an amended substitute was In
troduced by tho Oregon senator near
ly two weeks ago. Tho present Mc
Nary Haugen bill Is to await consider
ation until the house has acted, Its
passage in the senate being apparent
Three States Join in Air-tight
Steps Taken to Safeguard Livestock
Industry Fumigation of Tour
ists Decided Upon.
CAUSE POOR HATCHES
JAP NOTE DENIES THREAT
Washington, I). C A specific dis
claimer of any intent to convey "a
veiled threat" in tho use of the phrase
"grave consequences" In his recent
communication to Secretary Hughes
protesting ngalnst tho Japanese ex
elusion feature of the Immigration bill
was made by Ambassador Haulharn in
a second letter to tho secretary, made
public Saturday, and characterized by
Mr. Hughes as a "frank and friendly
The ambassador's letter and a re
ply by the secretary were mado pub
lie by tho state department, Mr.
I Inches' letter saying that In the light
of the context of the original letter,
and prevailing friendship and under
standing between the two countries
he "had no doubt that these words
(grave consequences) wero to be
taken in the same sense you have
stated, and I was quite sure It was
f.ir from your thought to express or
emply any threat."
The correspondence was made pub
lie after Secretary Hughes had given
much of his time for the past two
days to n consideration of tho Inter
national Issue Involved, lie conferred
again with President Coolidge, am
before receipt of tho ambassador's
second letter had been advised of the
desire of officials of the embassy to
have an explanation of the language
of the protest placed before the pub
What effect the explanation may
have on the pending exclusion legis
la! ion In congress was net apparent.
Senator Lodge, chairman of the sen
ate forelg i relations committee, who
in senate debate characterized the
phase "grave consequences" as a
"veiled threat" lu recent days has con
toned with President Coolidge on the
question, but leaders In congress de
sire opportunity to study tho language
of the second letter before appraising
Portland, Or. An absolute embargo
on food products of all description
from California and stricter regula
tions for control of entry of tourists
from California into Oregon as the
means of preventing the entrance of
foot and mouth disease into tho north
west was agreed upon Saturday by
representatives of Oregon, Washing
ton and Idaho, who met in Joint con
ference at the Multnomah hotel.
In addition to agreement upon the
embargo, members of the conference
decided that should the foot and
mouth disease travel north by one
county, or become prevalent within
200 miles of the Oregon-California
border, a complete embargo would be
placed upon tho entry of tourists and
automobiles from California.
So long as the disease remains in
tho present infocted areas, it was con
cluded that tho operation of disinfec
tion and fumigation stations at the
various entry points on tho border
would bo sufficient.
Tho conference resulted In the uni
fication of protective measures, some
of which already are In effect in one
or more of tho northwestern states.
The uctlon will tend to simplify en
forcement of the regulations.
Statements made at an open meet
ing held in advance of tho conference
developed that the foot and mouth
epidemic In California Is much worse
than has been reported, and It was
freely predicted that should the dis
ease be transmitted Into Oregon,
Washington or Idaho, It would bank
rupt theso states.
Dr. W. H. Lytle, state veterinarian
of Oregon, reported that he had es
tablished disinfection stations at the
California-Oregon bordor, where auto
mobiles were given a tiro bath and
passengers required to walk through
a mixture. Baggage and bedding found
In machines, he stated, were fumigat
Dr. Lytlo stated that fumigation was
not certain to kill the germs, but that
thero was no other measure, outside
of absolute prohibition of entry of
tourist truvel, that was better, and for
that reason ho advocated continuation
of fumigation and disinfection.
K. L. French, director of agricul
ture of Washington, who presided at
the conference, declared that ho be
lieved his stato would be willing to
ussist Oregon in operation of tho sta
tions on the Oregon California border
and M. A. Means, commissioner of
agriculture of Idaho, who represented
that state, assured the conferees that
he would ask tho governor of his slate
It was agreed that It the disease
made Its way into Oregon, Idaho and
Washington would be certain to bo in
vaded. Commissioner Means explained that
ho sympathized with California citi
zens but that it was necessury tor the
northwest to protect Itself.
The careful gathering, selecting and
holding of hatching eggs are factors
too often overlooked, asserts W. 1L
Allen, poultry specialist at the New
Jersey College of Agriculture at New
Brunswick. To prove his statement
Mr. Allen points out that nearly 90 per
cent of all eggs that are set in Incu
bators or under hens are fertile, and
should hatch strong chicks, yet only
50 to 60 per cent ever do.
Eggs should be collected three or
four times a day, and from clean nests,
This prevents them from getting
chilled, dirty and damp. Grade them
for size, color and shape. A bird
usually lays eggs of the type of the
one from which it was hatched. Keep
the eggs In a dry room with a tempera
ture of 50 degrees F., and never hold
them more than six days before plac
ing In the Incubator. Eggs held 12
days will hatch 10 to 15 per cent fewer
chicks than eggs only a week old.
Incubator rooms should not be cold.
The ideal temperature is 70 degree.
When the temperature is lower than
this the hatch will be retarded and
the chicks of poor quality. A chick
hntched in twenty days Is worth two
hatched In twenty-two.
The Incubator should be leveled
to prevent uneven temperatures with
in the machine, all thermomet .rs tested :
for accurncy, and the machines dlsin- j
fected. The manufacturer's Instruc- j
tlons should be followed. Itun the In- i
cubator three days before putting In
the hatching eggs. Do not disturb
them for two days after they are set;
after that turn them twice dally. No
cooling Unnecessary during Incubation,
especially during the months of Feb
ruary, Starch and April.
The best temperature at which to
run a machine Is 103 degrees. Test
out all Infertile eggs on the seventh
and fourteenth days. To prevent
chicks from dying In the shell, It Is
often necessary to add moisture. This
can be Judged by weighing the eggs
plus the hatching tray on the first day
and again on the seventh. The eggs
plus the tray should not weigh over
5 per cent less on the seventh day
than on the first
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Vulcan and Oliver Plows, Superior Drills,
Fairbanks Morse Engines, Myers Pumps,
Star and Aermotor Wind Mills,
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Good Deed Remembered.
Chicago. When Mrs. Ida II. Kasch
became 111 seven years ago Mrs. Caro
line Werner, only a casual acquain
tance, volunteered her assistance. "I'll
always remember you," Mrs. Kasch
aid when Bho moved away to Olytu
Monday an employe of the county
treasurer's office Informed Mrs. Worn.'
Vladivostok Asks Loan.
Tokio. Tho I'sBurl railway expects
to flout a lean of approximately II,-
500,000 In the London market shortly,
according to S. Ito, manager of the
Vladivostok branch of tho Hank of
Chosen. Tho money will be spent for
the improvement of Vladivostok har
bor and terminal facilities, according
to Mr. Ito. llritlsh recognition of the
soviet government was said to have
encouraged Vladivostok railway of
fiilals to seek this loan In London.
Court Frees Ex-Wizard.
Indianapolis, lnd. Charges of vio
lating federal prohibition laws made
against Kdward Young Clarke of At
Inula, (la,, former Imperial wizard pro
tern of the Ku KIux Klan, were dis
missed by Judge A. 11. Andersen in
federal court Saturday. Dismissal
was made on the motion of Homer
KUIott, United States district attorney.
Chief of Police Slain.
I.lttlo Itock, Ark. Oscar Sullivan.
chief of police of Hot Springs, Ark
was killed late Sunday night by Hu
bert Cokes, proprietor of a pool room
at that place, according to a long dis
tance telephone report from the Son
tlnel -Record. Sullivan was shot five
er that Mrs. Minnie M. lllass, execu- times and died a few minutes later In
trlx, had sent word that Mrs. Kasch had a hospital. Cokes escaped In an auto
dial leaving Mrs. Werner a legacy. J mobile, pursued by posses.
Poultry Profits Depend
on Earliness of Hatch
Profits In poultry raising depend to
a large extent on the earliness In the
season that chickens are hatched.
The earlier In life a pullet commences
laying, the greater the number of eggs
produced during the first laying year.
Pullets should be In laying condition
the first part of October, If good win
ter egg production is to be expected.
The more eggs laid during November,
December and January, the greater are
the annual profits.
In order to commence laying In Oc
tober, pullets of the Plymouth Rock,
Rhode Island lied, Wyandotte, and
similar breeds should bs hatched the
latter part of March or the first part
of April. Pullets of the Leghorn,
Ancona, and similar breeds should be
hatched the latter part of April or the
first part of May.
for Control of Diseases
A good Intestinal disinfectant, such
as bichloride of mercury, can be used
In the drinking water provided for the
poultry flock, as a means of aiding In
the control of poultry diseases. This,
however, Is but a small part of the
procedure In disease control and does
not strike at the real source of the
One of the first steps in keeping the
poultry flock healthy Is to dispose of.
by killing and burning, all birds af
flicted with tuberculosis, fowl cholera
anil other similar serious diseases. A
second step Is to see that the two msln
causes of disease, lack of sanitation
and a condition of lowered vitality,
are eliminated from the flock.
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Fetter net give tankage until the
chicks are three or four months old.
Try to find the stolen nests. Some
times a careless turkey lays where
the eggs easily roll out.
Any of the reputable brands of dry
grain chick feed will provt excellent
as a ration tor the poults.
Feed mixed grains In the morning
along with water or milk, then mash
at noon, and corn In the evening.
. For Incubating purposes, discard all
eggs that have improperly finished
shells er that rre Jrrcular In shape.
Tribe Starving Owing
to Drought and Locusts
Johannesburg. Owing to drought
tnd dextrin Hon of grass by locusts, a
native tribe under Chief l.tncoe. In
northwestern Transvaal. Is starving
l'h tribesmen are eating locusts,
aterplllars and an! In keep alive.
The tribe, numbering some thou
.nils, owns I.iHH) acres, hut these
sre insutllclett to maintain them
i.d they art unable to buy more.
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