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Heppner Gazette Times, Heppner, Oregon, Feb. 24, 1949
Beef Stock in Oregon up 1 3 Per Cent
Over 1948, Late USDA Count Shows
Inventory holdings of beet cat.
tic, sheep, hops, and turkeys on
Oregon farms and ranches Janu
ary 1, 1919 were larger than a
year ago, while numbers of milk
cows, horses, and chickens were
smaller, according to the annual
livestock report of the Crop Re
porting Service. These estimates
are based on voluntary reports of
producers obtained through the
cooperation of the post office de
partment. The numbers of all dairy stock
(milk cows and heifers and hei
fer calves being kept for milk)
declined 1 per cent while beef
stock increased 13 per cent. Sheep
numbers are up 1 per cent the
first increase in 8 years. Hog
numbers are up 12 per cent.
Chicken numbers are down 4 per
cent from a year ago while tur
key numbers are up G5 per cent.
When the number of each of
the major livestock and poultry
species on hand January 1, 1949
are combined on the basis of their
relative economic importance,
the overall increase from a year
ago is about 6 per cent. Of sne-
cial interest is that fact that al
though combined livestock and
poultry population has increased
in Orecon this nast vear. it has
declined further for the nation as
a whole. The national reduction
in inventory numbers puts pro
ducers in a relatively strone do-
sition in relation to feed supplies
and the demand for meat from an
expanding human population.
However, the severe winter in the
western and great plains statbs
has disrupted distribution and
transportation of feeds as well as
lowered the average condition of
i DEPENDABLE I
WEEDS MUST GO
SO CROPS CAI1 GROW
It is no longer necessary to
allow weeds to lower the yield
and quality of your grain.
Economical and effective weed
control is yours by using Dow's
Although most meat animal
prices declined toward the end of
1948, the general upward trend
during the summer resulted in a
record high cash income from the
marketing of Oregon livestock
and livestock products, as well
as higher January 1 inventory
values than a year ago. Total
1948 cash income from the mar
ketings of livestock products is
estimated at $180,145,000, an in
crease of 6 per cent from the pre
vious record in 1947. Higher pro
duction costs in 1948 tended to
narrow the net returns, however.
Production costs this winter have
increased further due to the se
vere weather and unusual snow
falls as well as record high costs
The January 1, 1949 combined
inventory value of livestock and
poultry on farms totaled $187,
887,000, a 21 per cent increase
from the previous record of a
year ago and over twice as great
as in 1942. The estimated total
value of each of the principal
livestock and poultry species on
hand January 1, 1949 and per cent
change from 1948 is as follows:
Cattle and calves $153,166,000, up
23 per cent; sheep and lambs
$14,382,000, up 19 per cent; hogs
$6,514,000, up 1 per cent; horses
$3,542,000. dnwn 14 per cent;
mules $171,000, down 5 per cent;
chickens $6,332,000, up 3 per cent;
and turkeys $3,780,000, up 112 per
32 i22E?i 2HD
The lone Clothing 4-H club met
Saturday afternoon at the home
of Joan Coleman, lone. Miss Wil.
son presented the lesson on com
paring the girls' individual body
measurements with the dress
pattern measurements. She then
demonstrated how to make the
two coincide by altering the pat
tern before cutting. She empha
sized that this procedure elimin
ated much of the guesswork in
fitting, saved time in construct
ing the garment, and material
when cutting. Six club members
altered their patterns that after
noon. During the business meeting,
the girls decided to send a letter
to the Morrow County Gralngrow
ers thanking them for sending
the 4-H club calendars to each
of the 4-H club members this
4-H club members feeding
steers for market should be sure
the calf has a dry place to lie
down and grow fat. Cattle cannot
do their best if they have to stand
around in the mud with no place
to lie down and chew their cud.
Get busy these warm days now
and teach your calf to lead be
fore he gets so big that you can
not handle him.
Don't let those comical drivers
put you in stitches.
Drivers train your mind to
mind the trains.
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heddar Cheese Cottage Cheese
Days Inspire Party
By Willows Grange
By Echo -Palmateer
DATES TO. REMEMBER
Feb. 26 Study meeting of the
Topic club at the home of Mrs.
B. C. Forsythe.
March 2 Social meeting of
Eastern Star at the home of Mrs.
William Smethurst at Lexington.
March 3 Ladies Aid and mis
March 4 Demonstration on
small electrical appliances at the
Congregational church at 11:30
a.m. with potluck dinner at noon.
March 5 4-H club girls' meet
ing to cut out dress.
Feb. 28 Three Links club at
the H. O. Ely residence in town
with Mrs. Berl Akers and Mrs.
Francis Ely as hostesses.
The regular meeting of Willows
grange was held Friday night. It
was decided to dispense with
their regular dance February 26
on account of the basketball tour
nament at Echo and have their
next dance March 26. Initiation
in the 3rd and 4th degrees will
be given at the next regular meet-
ing. Other granges having candi
dates are invited to bring them.
The following program was giv
en: Flag salute, Brenda Kay
Townsend; America, by all; Get
tysburg Speech, by Mrs. Hershall
Townsend; vocal solo, Donald
Heliker; recitation, Bernlta Har
ris; French minuet by a group;
recitation, Linda Halvorsen;
games, by all. Mrs. Marion Palm
er, Mrs. Hershall Townsend and
Mrs. Lewis Halvorsen were hos
tesses for refreshments. The din
ing room was decorated in keep
ing with St. Valentine's day.
Mrs. Ida Coleman was hostess
to two 4-H clubs during the past
week. The 4-H sewing class met
there Saturday. A pattern alter
ation demonstration was given
by Miss Mabel Wilson, home
demonstrator, and Mrs. L. A. Mc-
Cabe, their 4-H leader. The beef
club met there Sunday afternoon.
Refreshments were served at both
Several inches of snow fell Fri
day night. The thawing has caus
ed much damage to roads and
the streets. Parts of Second street
are closed to check further dam
Mrs. Clell P.ea and son Keith of
Stanfield were lone visitors Sat
Miss Alice Nichoson of Portland
spent the week end with her mo
ther, Mrs. Edith Nichoson.
The Ladies Aid mot at the home
of Mrs. Delia Corson Thursday of
last week. Refreshments were
served by the hostess. Mr. and
Mrs. Alfred Troedson of Heppner
were also guests of Mrs. Corson
that day. Mr. Troedson recently
underwent a major operation in
a Portland hospital.
The lone Public Library has
added the books, 'The House of
the Swan" by Elizabeth Coals-
worth, and "True Zoo Stories" by
The HEC of Willows grange
met at the home of Mrs. Earl
McCabe Frday afternoon. The
time was spent in making year
books and working on tea towels.
Refreshments were served by the
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Heliker
were dinner guests at the Harry
Yarnell home Sunday,
Mrs.. Mary Swanson entertain
ed Mr. and Mrs. Garland Swan
son and family, Mr. and Mrs. O.
L. Lundell, Mrs. Keith Hender
son and Miss Mary Brackett at a
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Ray gave a
birthday dinner Sunday in hon
or of John Hughes.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Palmateer re-
turned homo last week from a
trip to Portland, the coast and
Canada. They are now at home
at the Palmateer ranch near Mor
gan. Mr. and Mrs. Ted Peterson and
daughter Phyllis of The Dalles
visited relatives here last week.
Several from here attended the
Elks annual at Heppner Satur
day. E. P. Day, depot agent, has re
turned from a two weeks' vaca
tion. Mr. Slmshaw worked in the
depot during his absence.
Several have been ill the
past week. Mrs. Clara Kincaid
was taken to The Dalles hospital
Saturday. George Ely went to Hot
Lake Friday for treatment of
rheumatism in his knee. Mr. E.
S. Stultz, high school teacher and
Mrs. Etta Bristow were ill with
the flu. Sam Estob is recovering
from an attack of the flu. Mrs.
t-rnest Heliker fell and sprained
her ankle but is able to he ahnnt
Mrs. Fred Ely went to The Dalles
one day last week for medical
lone hieh school ripfpatort lima.
tilla in a basketball game there
February 15. This
champions of the Little Wheat
league, jney were defeated at
Pilot Rock Friday night, Feb. 18.
The volleyball elrls team Hp.
feated Condon at Condon one
night last week.
Mrs. Edith Odom nf Salom is
visiting her son Foster at Arling
ton. Mrs. Udom recently under
went a major operation. She is
a former resident of the Morgan
Rev. and Mrs. Frank Nirhnle
and boys of Hermiston were Innp
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it is possible for the conventional
home builder to increase his effi
ciency, resulting in reduced man
hours and minimum wastage of
materials. The savings in mater
ials and labor, with no allowance
for contractor's overhead or prof
it, amounted to 10 per cent. The
savings in total labor on the job
amounted to 21 per cent.
ror this study, six houses were
built. These were identical in
size and Dlan and varied onlv
in assembly methods and in the
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so that lumber, wallboard, brick,
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and other items fit into the house
with a minimum of cutting and
fitting. The basic unit of mea
surement, to which building ma
terials and room dimensions are
coordinated, is four inches com
monly referred to as the module.
The houses were built in pairs
a frame house and a masonry
house made up each pair. In con
structing the first part, conven
tional methods were used and a
record was kept of the time spent.
Similar records were kept of the
time spent in building the other
two pairs of houses which were
built according to improved con
struction methods. No special
tools, mass buying, or mass as
sembly were tried. All improve
ments were limited to such tech
niques as could be practiced by a
builder who constructs from one
to four houses a year.
Recommended new techniques
included the following:
1. Pre-cutting all materials
from dimensions taken from com
plete and accurate framing lay
out or drawings.
2. Use of the "single room"
technique in which the exterior
walls and roof are erected first:
the walls, floor and ceilings are
finished and the installation of
plumbing, heating and wiring is
started before the room partitions
are put in place.
Are your feet killing you? They
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NEW COTTONS EXAMINED
Morrow county homemakrrs
had an opport unity to examine
many of the new cotton fabrics
on the market this last week at
the home demonstration agent's
office. Miss Wilson has samples
of new Swagger-ginghams put
out by Galey and Lord, textile
firm in New York. From We ink's
in St. Louis there were linens,
chambrays, crush resistant suit
ing and butcher linens and gab
ardines. Welek's featured unus
ual denims and chambray with
metal stripe in many different
colors. There was a quantity of
sheer fabrics voiles, cottons,
handkerchief linens, chiffons,
and dress worsteds. Many of the
homemakers ordered some of
these unusual materials and the
public will be seeing them ex
hibited in their garments at the
homemaker's festival in April
and on the street all summer.
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