Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, July 10, 1941, Page Page Three, Image 3

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    Thursday, July 10, 1941
Extension Staff
Joins Drive For
Scrap Aluminum
The extension field staff, consist
ing of county agents, home demon
stration agents, and 4-H club agent.
has been called upon by William A.
Schoenfeld, director of the O. S. C.
extension service to assist county
defense councils in every way pos
sible in a nation-wide aluminum
gathering cmapaign set for the week
of July 21. This request to all mem
bers of the staff followed a letter
received from Dean H. Walker, act
ing governor, and Jerrold Owen, co
ordinator of the Oregon state do
fense council, who are directing the
campaign in Oregon.
The nation-wide drive to collect
old and unneeded aluminum of all
kinds is to obtain additional sup
plies for use in production of de
fense equipment. Farm families, as
well as those of the city, will be ask
ed to contribute old aluminum uten-1
sils and unused aluminum parts of
any kind.
Items suggested include pots and
pans, radio parts, toys, shakers,
screening, old washing machive
parts, picture frames, bookends, ic?
trays, measuring cups, camera
equipment, kettles and double boil
ers, bottle and jar caps, refrigerator
plates, electrical appliances of all
sorts, and, in fact, anything made
of aluminum that is no longer need
ed or is worn out.
Tentative plans call for visits t
be made at farm homes, beginning
the week of July 21, when the
aluminum will be called for.
It is estimated that the collection
of aluminum scrap will produce
some 20 million pounds of alumi
num, which will go to smeltermg
plants, where it will be made into
secondary aluminum, which will in
turn release 20 million pounds of
first-class aluminum for use by he
airplane industry. This extra 20 mil
lion pounds is enough to provide
aluminum for 2000 fighter planes.
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Gazette Times, Heppner,
Sugar Beet Seed
Good Specialty
Under Irrigation
The production of sugar beet seed
has taken its place as one of th-
major items in Oregon's expanding
list of specialty crop enterprises,
growers learned who went on the
annual sugar beet field tour spon
sored by the O. S. C. extension ser
vice. Although only about four years
old, the sugar beet seed enterprise
is occupying about 1750 acres in Or
egon this year, and will be expanu
ed to 3500 next year, reports George
Scott, manager of the West Coast
Sugar Beet Seed company, which
has recently moved its headquarter;
from Berkeley to Salem. The com
pany has worked closely with the
Oregon experiment station and ex
tension service from the start, and
employs a field man, W. F. Wiecks,
who works with growers throughout
the year, advising them on the pro
duction and handling methods found
best from experimental work ar.J
the experience of growers in t'ie
Advance contract arrangement.!
are necessary for all growers, and
it is reported that most of next
year's doubled acreage has already
been signed up, although some may
still be available. The county agents
who took part in the annual tour
pointed out the advantage of sugar
beet seed production for those grow
ers who have irrigation on suitable
soil types. It provides a good irri
gated cash crop, and can be profit
ably grown even on small acreages
The tour concluded on the experi
ment station from where extensive
research is under way on fertiliza
tion, rate of seeding, and spacing.
The main cooperative work of the
U. S. bureau of plant industry and
the experiment station is now being
conducted at Corvallis.
G. R. Hyslop, head of the division
of plant industry at the college, em
phasized the necessity of heavy fer
tilization for beet seed production.
gain days and store
them in your electric
The chief fertilizer elements needed
are nitrogen and sulphur, although
many lands in the valley require
borax applications as even slight
boron deficiencies, are quickly re
flected in a beet seed crop.
We wish to express our sincere
appreciation to the people who as
sisted in putting out the large grass
fire in the north end of the county
the first of the week. Their unself
ish response was in large part re
sponsible for averting further con
querable damage to county and pri
vate property.
Morrow County Court,
By Bert Johnson, Judge.
We deeply appreciate the many
acts of kindness shown us in the
recent death of our beloved husbai'd
and brother; also very grateful for
the beautiful floral offerings.
Lorena Marquardt and
Marquardt family.