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HEPPNER GAZETTE TIMES, HEPPNER, OREGON, THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1935.
By RACHEL J. BARLOW
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wicklandex
and daughters, Ella Bell and Alice,
of La Grande spent several days
here last week visiting at the Bryce
Dlllabough home. They attended
Pomona grange at Lexington Sat
urday. Mrs. W. A. Baker returned home
last week from La Grande where
he recently underwent an opera
tion. She has been staying for
some time in La Grande with
Noel Klitz, John Partlow and G.
E. Sturm, who are working with
the railroad tie gang near Pendle
ton, spent the week end in Board
man. Mrs. J. R. Johnson returned to
her home at Wasco Saturday after
spending the past two weeks here
at the A. R. Barlow home.
Mr. and Mra. Stanley Burkholder
of Portland spent the week end
here with the former's mother and
Frances Skoubo, who has been
under the doctor's care in Portland
for several weeks, returned home
last week greatly improved in
Mrs. Carl Nelson spent the week
end in The Dalles at the home of
her sister, Mrs. Lowell.
A large crowd attended the social
meeting of the Ladies Aid at the
home of Mrs. J. M. Allen last Wed
nesday afternoon. Hostesses were
Mrs. L Skoubo, Mrs. Eva Warner,
Mrs. H. E. Waite and Mrs. Allen.
Theron Anderson spent the week
end at his home in Imbler. He was
accompanied by Miss Clara Ruff
who visited a friend at Imbler, Miss
Mable Brown who visited in La
Grande, and Mrs. Madge Butzer
who spent the week end in Baker.
A number of church people en
joyed a pot-luck dinner in the base
ment of the church following ser
vices Sunday. A meeting of the of
ficers and workers was held and
plans were discussed.
A meeting of the board of direct
, ors of the Farm Bureau was held
last Thursday evening.
The H. E. club held a 500 card
party in the grange hall last Tues
day evening. A large crowd at
tended and enjoyed the evening.
Lunch was served by the ladies.
A large number of grangers at
tended pomona grange at Lexing
ton last Saturday.
Marvin Ransier returned home
from Portland last week where he
had been for some time.
A meeting was held in the grange
hall Saturday evening to discuss
the watermelon code. Morton
Tompkins, a state grange officer,
attended the meeting.
Br LENNA NEILL
Mr. and Mrs. John Healy and
daughters, Marie and Cecelia, were
business visitors in Heppner Satur
day. T. J. O'Brien and daughter Isa
bella were transacting business in
Ray W. Hardman, Earle Watteu
burger, Oscar and Bob McCarty at
tended the show in Hermiston on
Mrs. Ollie NeiU and Mrs. L. D.
Neill were business visitors in Hepp
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Bartholomew
and Misses Mary White and Cecelia
Brennan motored to The Dalles on
T. J. O'Brien and daughter Isa
bella motored to Pendleton Tuesd-i
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Omohundro
and daughter Iris were business vis
itors in Pendleton Saturday.
Tom J. Healy and Tom and Jack
Healy were in Hermiston Sunday.
Tom J. went from there on to
Charley Bartholomew visited his
mother, Mrs. Mary Bartholomew,
in Heppner Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. H. i Young were
business visitors in Hermiston Friday.
Those from Pine City transacting
business in Hermiston Saturday
were Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Jarmon,
E. B Wattenburger, Mrs. Ollie Neill
and daughter Lenna, Miss Eleanor
Barth, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lee and
The three-act play entitled "What
a Mix-Up," to be given by the Pine
City high school Friday night, April
12, is progressing rapidly. Several
night practices have bees held this
week. The stage has been all fixed
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Helms were
business visitors in Echo Monday.
Earle Wattenburger and Mrs. E.
B. Wattenburger were transacting
business in Hermiston Tuesday.
Misses Helen and Rosetta Healy
and Billy Healy visited at the Mar
ion Finch home Saturday.
Mrs. L. D. Neill and son Guy
Moore motored to Heppner Sunday
evening to see Mrs. Neill's new
grandson, George Norman, infant
son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Moore.
Lawn Weeds and Moss
Eradicated by Chemicals
Weeds and moss in the lawn can
be eliminated to considerable ex
tent in the early spring by use of
a number of chemical preparations
which may be mixed at home. An
effective weed formula is being used
at Oregon State college where it is
applied to dandelions and other
fleshy rooted plants by means of a
As described by A. L. Peck, head
of the landscape architecture de
partment, the material is made up
as follows: Take one-quarter ounce
of white arsenic and one-half gal
Ion of soft water and boil well. Add
another gallon of soft water and
one-third ounce of caustic soda and
boil again. This forms a stock so
lution used straight for killing in
dividual weeds, but which may be
diluted with four parts of water to
sprinkle on gravel walks or drives
to keep dpwn weed growth.
Caretakers on the college campus
put a long wire bail on a tin can;
which holds the solution. They dip
the point of a sharp soft wood stick
in the solution and then plunge the
stick down into the crown of the
dandelion, which dies in two or
three days. The solution is highly
poisonous and is treated according
ly, the surplus being stored in glass
Ammonium sulphate is a common
fertilizer available from most feed
and seed dealers. It helps the grass
while discouraging weed growth.
If applied too strong it may cause
some browning of the grass tem
porarily. It is not as satisfactory
for use on clover lawns as some
Quality is Keynote of
AAA Butter Agreement
Quality improvement is the basic
principle of the proposed western
states butter marketing agreement,
a hearing on which is being held in
Portland March 29 and 30. With
quality improvement plus stability
in price, greater consumption is
hoped for, according to A. E. Eng
bretson, dairy consultant with the
AAA who has had the major task of
drawing up the agreement to its
Engbretson, former superinten
dent of the Astoria branch experi
ment station and long intimately
associated with Oregon's dairy In
dustry, is on temporary duty with
the AAA. He described the events
leading up to the proposed agree
ment and highlights of its provis
ions, before the agricultural coun
cil of the Pacific Northwest Advis
ory board in Portland.
With at least 25 million cows in
the United States at present, only
drouth conditions with consequent
shortage of feed and low produc
tion per cow have prevented aggra
vation of the serious surplus prob
lem of two years ago," said Eng
bretson. "Sometime it may rain
"The proposed agreement is not
designed to boost prices, but it is
expected to stabilize prices and
marketing practices, insure quality,
and protect the producer in obtain
ing a fair price for his butterfat in
relation to the price of butter of
the quality that can be made from
Engbretson emphasized that but
ter prices out of line with consumer
ability to pay are detrimental to the
dairy industry as they divert de
mand to other products. Dairying
dare not get too far ahead of other
industry, he warned, saying butter
prices went too high in the past
month, bringing a reaction.
In urging full attendance of pro'
ducers, distributors and manufac
turers at the Portland hearing,
Engbretson said ample opportunity
for amendments and suggestions
would be given. Unless a substan
tial portion of the industry approves
the agreement in present or amend
ed form it will not be put in force,
but he warned that dairying is
somewhat on the spot with the AAA
and will have to decide soon on a
course of action if government help
is to be had.
The Camp Plummer committee,
composed of state leaders of those
states participating in 4-H activ
ities at the Pacific International, is
holding its annual meeting at Spo
kane, Friday, March 29, to make
plans for this year's show. H. C.
Seymour, state club leader, and L.
J. Allen, assistant state leader, are
Old Officers Retained
By Farm Debt Counci
Farm debt adjustment commit
tees in 1935 will probably have only
from a quarter to a third the cases
to work on that came before them
in 1934, though the adjustments
themselves may be more difficult,
according to opinion expressed at
the annual meeting of the Oregon
Agricultural Advisory counci
which is the state body handling
Present officers were reelected at
the annual meeting attended by
many of the state council of 21 re
cently appointed by Governor Mar
tin. The council has been reduced
in size this year by 12 members.
Officers continuing are O. M. Plum
mer, Portland, president; E. A. Mc
Cornack, Eugene, vice-president; L.
R. Breithaupt, O. S. C. extension ag
ricultural economist, executive sec
retary; and Judge Ed Bryan, Junc
tion City, counselor.
District chairmen elected are
George Fullenwider, Carleton; G.
W. Potts, Jefferson; Elmo Chase,
Eugene; Glenn Marsh, Hood River;
E. H. Delong, La Grande, and Rob
ert W. Sawyer, Bend. These and
other members of the state body are
heads of principal agricultural or
ganizations of Oregon.
Reports at the state meeting gave
high praise to the work of the
county debt adjustment commit
tees, some describing It as "one of
the greatest peace-time services
that could be performed.' In most
cases present county committees
are expected to continue through
the coming year.
Pest Transportation Is
Aspect of Soil Erosion
A new and menacing aspect of the
soil erosion problem has been dis
covered in the rapid spread of plant
disease and weed pests in certain
sections of the west Soil washed
from eroding and disease-infested
slopes is carrying infection to low
er lands which, because of their
more resistant character, have
hitherto been unaffected.
This disclosure was made in a
report submitted to Dr. W. C. Low-
dermilk, vice-director of the Soil
Erosion service. The discovery was
made in Ventura county, Califor
"In addition to damage from de
positing soil which usually is of a
different type from the original
soil," the report states, "greater
damage is occasioned by the spead-
ing of insidious diseases and pests.1
The transportation of soil here in
the northwest carries with it the
problem of transportation of va
rious types of noxious weed seeds
as well as a possibility of ground
infestation by diseases. Because of
the great importance of this prob
lem, Dr. Lowdermilk points out that
the Soil Erosion service will make
an investigation immediately to de
termine the extent to which similar
conditions are prevalent in other
sections of the country.
ed as follows, he says:
The producer pays no tax when
he slaughters hogs of his own rais
ing and sells them dressed to com
mercial handlers. He pays no tax
on slaughterings of his own hogs
for consumption by his family or
Dressed hogs or hog products sold
by the grower direct to consumers
are exempt up to 300 pounds. On all
over 300 pounds the tax must be
paid, and if total direct sales exceed
1000 pounds In any marketing year
the exemption is forfeited even on
the first 300 pounds. The market
ing year started last November 6.
Written records must be kept to
obtain exemption, and these must
show date, number slaughtered, live
weight, weight of products sold and
names and addresses of customers
and estimated weight of home used
products. Tax returns are filed
with the Collector of Internal rev
enue at Portland in the month fol
lowing the slaughtering.
Strayed 2-yr.-old bay mare colt,
white hind feet, white spot in fore
head, not branded, from my place
18 miles south of lone. Notify Carl
Bergstrom, lone. 3-4p.
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Pork Processing Taxes
Stated in Simple Form
Much misunderstanding and lack
of Information still exists among
growers regarding their liability
or lack of it for paying processing
taxes on hogs slaughtered by them
selves, reports Chas. W. Smith,
emergency county agent leader and
head of the educational campaign
for the 1935 corn-hog program in
in Oregon. Reduced to their sim
plest form the rules might be stat-
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