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6 Heppner Gozette Times, Heppner, Oregon, June 24, 194S
Forest Service Sets Forces
To War On Spruce Budworm
By Glenn Parsons,
Ranger Hrppncr District,
SutTPVsful lopping pi-.tcrprisos
arc governed hy proper manage
ment oi timber lands, both ma
ture and immature. We cannot
long survive in the timber busi
ness without proper loppinp me
thods followed by adequate pro
tect Ion from fire and insects.
In 1941, a forest enemy, spruce
budworm, Archips fumiferana.
attacked the mixed Douglas fir
true fir slanils ol eastern Orepon
and Washington, involving a to
tal area of approximately one
million acres. This insect is with
out doubt the most serious enemy
of the pulpwood forests of the
northwestern United States and
The adult spruce budworm is a
small brownish moth with a wing
expanse of approximately one
inch. The mature larvae or cat
erpillars are about one inch in
length, deep brown in color, and
possess yellowish pale green
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markings.- and numerous wort-
like tubercles along the sides. ;
The larv ae spin small, silken co-
coons under the bark-flakes or
other sheltered places where it '
passes the winter. This year, on
May 21. they emerged from their
winter nests and entered me
growing buds where they are
temporarily safe from stomach
poisons or contact sprays. The
larvae remain in this location un
til the buds open up. They grow
rapidly and pass into the fifth
or sixth instar stage tsuecessive
molts! by the time the buds open
in the spring. The attack extends
to the old needles when there is
a shortage of new growth. The
larvae often migrate from one
tree to another in search of food
when the needles become scarce
in the vicinity of their first feed
ing. Population counts on the es
tablished plots indicates up to 30
larvae per 15 inches of twig.
A cooperative experiment is be
ing conducted this spring by the
State Board of Forestry, Bureau
of Entomology and Plant Quar
antine, and the Forest Service.
John Wood, research and conser
vation specialist of the State For
ester's office, is administering
the project. The Bureau of En
tomology is represented by Char
les Eaton, Dr. Jim Beal and
Charles Spears, specialists in in
sect control The purpose of this
experiment is to test under care
fully controlled conditions the ef
fectiveness of various quantities
of DDT applied in different ways
The experimental area of ap
proximately 6700 acres will be lo
cated within the 160,000 acre in
festation tract on the Heppner
Ranger district lying north of the
breaks of the John Day river and
extending into fifteen compart
ments, twelve of which will be
treated and three of which will
be check plots.
Inclement weather has ham
pered progress of this project.
Frequent rains have made it im
possible to start construction of
the airstrip located on Big Rock
Flat.' Tentative plans are now
being made to use a tangent of
the Kinzua Pine Mill company's
logging road. The pilot from Cen
tral Aircraft Co., Yakima, Wash.,
will inspect the altrenate airstrip
to determine if it will be suitable
for such use. It is planned to use
a helicopter in conjunction with
an airplane in applying the
spray. This equipment is being
used an an experimental basis
as the average terrain may be
too high when carrying an econ
omic load of spray. Better results
are expected from this equipment
if it can be used at this eleva
tion. The recent floods compli
cated delivery of the spraying
materials but everything will be
ready to commence flying June
22. Graced with suitable weather
the flying can be completed in
four or five days. The foresters
are confident of determining an
economical and effective means
of controlling this tree killer.
At the Celilo Falls of the Col
umbia river near The Dalles, Ore
gon, Indians still supply tribal
larders by spearing and netting
salmon in the way of their ances
tors. From dangerous perches on
rocks above boiling waters, the
redmen are adept with equip
ment which was the vogue cen
turies ago. Their fishing privil
eges are protected by treaty
rights drawn up with the United
States in 1855.
Oregon is known as the Valen
tine state, as it was admitted to
the Union on Valentine's Day,
1859, eleven years after it had
been established as a territory.
E. O. D. Medical
Society To Resume
The first post-war annual
meeting of the Eastern Oregon
District Medical society has been
announced for June 25 and 26
to be held In Baker, according to
Dr. Roger Biswell. M.D. president
of the society.
An outstanding program fea
turing twelve guest lecturers, and
especially planned to interest
general physicians, has been ar
ranged and will feature practical
papers dealin? with almost ev
ery field of modern medicine.
rnysicians Irom Harney, Grant,
Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wal
lowa, Baker and Malheur coun
ties comprise the membership of
the eastern Oregon society, and
in addition invitations have been
extended to all interested mem
bers or the medical profession
living in northeast Washin2ton
and southwest Idaho.
The annual election of officers
will be held Friday afternoon
and also on the apenda .are sev.
eral social activities for the wives
of attending physicians.
This, and other similar meet
ings held throughout Oregon, is
in keeping with the policy of the
medicol profession to keep post
ed on the latest scientific and
medical practices to better serve
the public and further heighten
the American standard of health,
already the highest in the world.
Geologic records of more than
75 millions of years ago are con
tained in the John Day Fossil
Beds state park of central Ore
gon, the Oregon state highway
commission travel information
department reports. Well preserv
ed fossils of prehistoric three-toed
horses, mastodons and other
creatures of antiquity are found
throughout its 1852 acres.
Recalling prehistoric days of
volcanic fury in central Oregon,
where fire mountains of great
height dominated the landscape,
extensive lava caves, some with
ice columns which never melt,
are among Oregon's unusual
scenic attractions, the Oregon
state highway commission travel
information department reports.
To Picnic June 27
Following a custom of many
years, former Morrow county
people now living in Portland
and vicinity will hold the an
nual Morrow county picnic, the
date this year being Sunday,
Laurelhurst park will be the
locale and the commiliee in
charge of the affair has extended
an invitation to any and all Mor
row coujity folk, wherever they
may be, to attend. Coffee will be
Astoria was the first white set
tlement in the Pacific Northwest
The Naval Air Transport Ser
vice flew more than 320,000 pass
engers a total of almost 500.000.
00O passenger miles during 19-17
with no passenger fatalities.
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when fur trappers established a
fort there in the early 1800 s. Tills
vast region became the Oregon
territory n 1848 and today is com
posed of Oregon, Washington.
Idaho and portions of Wyoming
and Montana. Territorial centen
nial celebrations are being held
throughout Oregon this" summer
to observe the anniversary.
Set aside to preserve a Sequoia
tree planted by an Oregon pio
neer of 1843, William Waldo, the
nation's smallest city park is lo
cated almost In the middle of
North Summer St., Salem, Ore
The park is barely large enough
to protect the base of the tree and
may have to be enlarged as the
Tk.nn f firmer Waves, all now
i ii c N:iviii Reserve, have
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been made honorary admirals In
the Nebraska Navy, according to
a letter from one of them receiv-
ed hy a Navy publication.
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