Heppner gazette-times. (Heppner, Or.) 1925-current, August 06, 1942, Page 3, Image 3

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    Washington, D. C, Aug. 6 While
it had been supposed that an artil
lery range would be located some
where' between Bend and Burns, it
has now been decided that some
50,000 acres are wanted east of Har
risburg and Halsey, in Lane county.
This is to be used in connection
with Camp Adair, near Corvallis.
Protests to the army engineers have
been unavailing. The engineers say
the target range is an integral part
of the cantonment and while they
regret that there is opposition by
numbers of farmers in the affected
area, the range will be located as
Business men of Burns are on the
rampage against the federal bureau "
of mines; think a congressional in
vestigation should be made, and a
petition has been received at the
White House, by Vice President
Wallace, and by members of the
Oregon delegation. Burns people
are convinced that there is a deposit
of tin at Squaw butte. Much pub
licity was given the Squaw butte
"find" last year, for if there was tin
it is just what the government wants,
tin being so scarce that it cannot be
used on bottletops and tin allocated
to canneries has been reduced to a
minimum. (In the east tin cans are
being saved and sent to detinning
plants). The Squaw butte area has
been examined and tested by every
known method of disclosing tin and
none has been found. "Bureau of
mines has assayed samples and has
used a machine that unerringly dis
closes the smallest trace of any known
mineral or metal, but there has
never been the slightest sign of tin
in the bureau samples taken from
Squaw butte. A dozen scientists
have made individual studies and
still no tin. In the face of all this,
Bums insists that tin exists in quan
tity at Squaw butte and wants the
president or congress to do some
thing about it.
The plywood industry of Oregon
was given a substantial boost when
Gunderson Bros, of Portland sold
the government on the idea of mak
ing lifeboats of this1' material for
the maritime commission. The con
tract recently signed calls for the
construction of 1000 such boats in
the Gunderson plant, involving more
than $1,300,000. Heretofore lifeboats
for the Liberty ships have been
made of steel. Tests have proved
that the plywood boats are much
stronger and lighter than boats'
made of steel, and more than 1000
tons of this metal which heretofore
"Every wasted penny adds
to Hitler's bank book"
NEVER walk away from the
refrigerator without closing
the door. Leaving the door ajar
wastes either ice, electricity, or
gas and does the food no good !
Even if you'll need to open it
again soon shut the door!
Those pennies you'll save will
bring your family and your coun
try added security if invested in
Oregon's winter legume seed ranks
as a strategic war material in fact,
the estimated 200,000,000-pound crop
of vetch, Austrian winter pea . and
crimson clover seed being produced
in the state this year is the equiv
alent of 12,000,000 hundred pound
This information as to the im
. portance of Oregon's 'seed industry
in the war effort was given by Wash
ington, D. C, officials of the depart
ment of agriculture here attending
the recent conference of western
states USDA war board chairmen.
Farmers in the southern and east
central states have been using large
amounts of nitrate fertilizer to pro
duce food and fiber crops vital to
the war effort. Now all available
nitrates are needed in the manufac
ture of munitions. One bag of ni
trate of soda will supply nitrates
enough for two 100-pound bombs. -
To replace nitrate of soda, south
ern states' farmers are growing
their own nitrogen with winter le
gume cover crops, using seed pro
duced on Oregon farms. About 25
pounds of cover crop seed will pro
duce a crop to replace 150 pounds
of nitrate of soda enough to make
three bombs.
To make certain that seed is avail
able to farmers in all areas where
it's needed, the AAA is buying all
winter legume and common ryegrass
seed that is offered by Oregon grow
ers this year. Purchases are made
direct from the grower through es
tablished warehouses and dealers,
who are paid a handling charge of
45 cents a hundred pounds for hairy
vetch, and 40 cents for all other seed.
The state AAA office reports that
orders for 250 carloads of seed had
already been received from southern
states by August 1, with more com
ing in every day.
has gone into the construction of
lifeboats will now be available for
other purposes. Much opposition was
overcome to induce the maritime
commission to accept lifeboats made
of plywood but the Gundersons
doggedly stuck to the task, spent
thousands of dollars proving the
practicability of plywood and month
of engineering before they finally
convinced skeptical naval officers of
the merits of their plan. Not only
does their contract open the way
to wider use of Oregon lumber but
its immediate effect is greatly to
increase state payrolls.
Between Medford and Ashland,
in Rogue river valley, there is a
deposit of low grade coal. Bureau
of mines has directed one of its en
gineers to make a survey of this
coalbed to determine its depth, ex
tent and quality of the coal. Army
is interested, for the White canton
ment in Rogue river valley will re
quire 80,000 tons of coal and the
army always prefers obtaining coal
as close to an army post as possible.
If the coal proves satisfactory this
Jackson county fuel will be almost
in the heart of the cantonment.
War production board has been
advised by the local grange and
shippers that the Brogan branch of
the Union Pacific in Willow creek
valley, Harney county, will handle
2100 head of cattle and 6000 lambs
this fall, and the only way to mar
ket is over the railroad. War pro
duction board, however, announces
that the road does not contribute to
winning the war and it will take the
rails and use them elsewhere.
Dr. S. R. Hyslop, chairman of
the Oregon flax and linen board, has
been advised that flax importations
are now restricted to government
agencies. Commodity Credit corp
oration has just closed a contract
for flax from Peru, where seed was
exported last year from the flax or
ganization at Mount Angel.
With level country and plenty of
sunshine, Ontario, Ore., is asking the
war department to establish a train
ing school for fliers at its new air
port. A war department engineer
at Portland has been instructed to
visit Onario and make a study. The
war department promises nothing,
but says Ontario and its facilities
and possibilities will be given con
sideration in the event new training
fields are decided upon.
More Enriched Flour
Aim of Campaign
Only about 50 percent of the white
flour being offered for sale in Ore
gon is vitamin enriched, according
to a spot survey made in various
parts of the state by the O. S. C.
extension service. While enriched
flour is generally available to con
sumers, it was found that much of
the white flour in the widely used
lower priced grades is not enriched,
said W, L. Teutsoh, assistant direc
tor of extension.
In an effort to encourage a wider
demand for the enriched flour, the
extension service, through the now
ly ' organized neighborhood leader
system, soon will initiate a state
wide educational program on the
value of enriched flour. This move
ment has the strong support of the
food and nutrition board of the Na
tional Research council and of the
state committee on nutrition for de
fense. Efforts are being made na
tionally to bring about the enrich
ment of all types and grades of
white flour with vitamin B ele
ments and iron.
Oregon City Use of fescue grass
es in the control of Canada thistles
is becoming a general practice in
Clackamas county, reports J. J. In
skeep, county agent, who says that
many farmers are controlling the
thistles in about three years in this
manner. Chemical weed killers are
now used mostly, for controlling
small patches of thistles, blackber
ries, and other noxious weeds.
... so PP&L's cheap
electricity can keep on
cooking your meals the
cool, clean, fast way.
Heppner Gazette Times, August 6, 1942 3
A partial answer to the question
of how many additional farms can
be developed in Oregon by subdiv
iding present farm lands is given in
a new bulletin, "Land Settlement in
the Willamette Valley, with Spe
cial Reference to Benton County,"
just issued as 0. S. C. station bul
letin 407.
. The bulletin embodies the report
of an intensive study made in Ben
ton county by Vernon W. Baker of
the bureau of agricultural econom
ics, in cooperation with the depart
ment of farm management at 0. S. C.
Because of its fertile soils, mild cli-
Ft. Warren, Wyo., Aug. 6. (Spe
cial) Three Heppner men are am
ong recent arrivals at the Quarter
master Replacement Training center
here where the will enter a dual
training program combining basic
military with special school training.
All in Company B of the Third OM
training regiment, they are Albert
E. Winkelman, Alf Haaland, and
Wilfred L. Plumondore. Plumondor
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry L.
Plumcndore of Heppner and former
ly was employed by the Heppner
Lumber company. The new soldiers
will be trained in basic military
subjects (first aid, map reading,
squad drill, use of the rifle, etc.) and
then will be enrolled in the ' motor
operations school and taught truck
' $M this mNBSfom J
When any appliance is damaged or out of
adjustment, no matter how slightly, consult
your local electric dealer at once. He's
equipped to make thorough repairs. His
charges are reasonable. When you "put it
off" you invite larger repair bills later and
possibly permanent damage.
32 Lfsate 'PubUc ewo.
mate, and general reputation as a
region that can support additional
setlement, Willamette valley has
been experiencing a steady infiltra
tion of new farm families, the bul
letin points out.
While the future is heavily cloud
ed by the present war and uncer
tainty of coming conditions, the sit
uation at the time of the study was
made showed that only about 7 per
cent of the present farm ownerships
in the county are sufficiently large
to permit subdivision into two or
more adequate sized units for full
time farming. Most of these, in fact,
live along the flood plains of the
Willamette river, where both clear
ing and flood control protection will
be necessary before subdivision and
further settlement could safely be
About one-third of Benton coun
ty's present crop land in the main
valley is devoted to grain crops, ev
en though it is well adapted, under
proper management, to the produc
tion of more intensive crops. With
possible future irrigation and drain
age development, these lands posse ss
a vast store of additional potential
productive capacity, for which new
markets are also essential before
they could be considered for com
mercial subdivision.
Those who made the study con
clude that, regardless of the pattern
of future settlement in western Ore
gon, it is desirable that it be controll
ed and directed to some extent by
means of educational programs, co
ordinated credit policies, and sub
division control.
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