The Hermiston herald. (Hermiston, Or.) 19??-1984, July 14, 1927, Image 1

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    The Herald Keeps Close to the Heart and Mind of the Umatilla Project. _
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Grower to
Efforts Started By Commercial Club
*> . To Local Body; Inspection
Because of Inadequate
of Fields Made.
A supply of Irish Cobbler seed
potatoes for the 1928 crop was as­
sured Tuesday when a contract with
W. L. Rayborn, well known Weston
mountain grower, was signed by the
Farm Bureau Co-operative of Her­
Mi Rayborn Is the pioneer grower
of potatoes for seed In the famous
Weston mountain district, and the
contract provides that the seed grown
on bis own place is to be furnished.
He has eight acres In Cobblers this
season and between 70 and 75 acres
of Netted Oemi.
While here, the seed grower made
a trip over the project In the com­
pany of S. H. Barnard and inspected
a number of fields of early tubers.
Many growerg this year failed to se­
cure a uniform stand on their early
plantings, and it was for the purpose
of seeing the fields himself that the
inspection trip was made.
*'I am convinced that the trouble
about getting a uniform stand of
vigorous plants this season is due to
rhizoctonia,” Mr. Rayborn stated.
"While rhizoctonia is usually referr­
ed to as a potato disease, in fact it
Is found on many plants, including
wheat, oats, etc., and I believe that
the seed stock used here was treat­
ed too long after the tubers were
sprouted and their vitality impaired
to such a degree that they were un­
able to withstand the attacks of the
disease, germs of which are to be
found In practically all soils. .
"This disease varies In seasons.
Some years It causes heavy losses,
even where efforts are made to com­
bat it, and in other years it will not
be so prevalent. Its variations oc­
cur a good deal the same as smut In
wheat, for Instance.”
Crop conditions on Weston moun­
tain never were better than they
are this season, Mr. Rayborn declar­
ed. The prospect for seed potatoes
Is good, both from the point of view
of quantity and quality, and other
crops premise to give good accounts
of themselves.
Mr. Rayborn explained that he is
not doing all of the potato growing
that is done on his ranch. His two
grown sons are associated with him
in the general farming buiness that
is carried or .
Mail Service.
An effort to have passenger trains
Nos. 17 and 18 re-routed by the Un­
ion Pacific so they will come by way
of Hermiston is under way by the
Hermiston Commercial club. The
movement was launched Tuesday at
the regular meeting of the club in an
effort to secure more adequate mail
service than is afforded Hermiston
since the two local passenger trains
were removed.
At present the town receives mail
on only two trains, Nos. 23 and 24,
it was pointed out at the meeting
Tuesday. The service is not prov­
ing acceptable to local concerns, par­
C. D. Chamberlin, who piloted the
ticularly as It affects the exchange
monoplane “Columbia" in the flight
between Hermiston and Boardman,
from New York to Germany.
Irrigon and Umatilla.
The club also voted to address
communications to A. S. Rand, chief
mail clerk, railway mail service,
Portland, asking for better mail ser­
vice than ig now given.
St. Paul, Minn.—Representatives oi
midwest farm organizations opened a
two-day confeernce here to formulate
a plan of action for farm relief legis­
lation at the next congress.
Throughout the first session, speak
ers of national prominence urged the
principles of the McNary-Haugen bill,
vetoed by President Coolidge last win
ter, as affording the most satisfactory
basis for farm aid legislation.
Congressman L. J. Dickinson ol
Iowa declared that if satisfactory
farm relief legislation is not passed
by the 70th congress next winter,
“farm relief will become the major
issue of the 1928 campaign.”
Co-author of the McNary-Haugen
bill, Congressman Gilbert N. Haugen,
of Iowa, insisted the major political
parties, through platform promises
are duty bound to pass legislation
looking to relief of the agricultural
The conference was called by the
American Council of Agriculture, or
ganized here two years ago.
The group includes representatives
of 49 farm organizations, principally
in Minnesota, North and South Da
kota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Montana
Deal Concluded Last
Local Man Wheat la n d ;
New Owner Dairy Man.
A real estate trade involving the
W. A. Leathers ranch of 135 acres
east of Hermiston and about 1200
acres fo wheat and pasture land near
Baker was concluded Friday when
Mr. Leathers traded his farm to Al-
vah Christley for the letter’s holdings
near Baker. The deal was made by
E. P. Dodd.
Possession is to be given by both
parties on or before November 1. Mr.
Christley is a dairy man and plans
to stock the Hermiston place with a
large herd of producing cows and a
farm flock of shee®. Tils grown son,
graduated a few yeais ago from O.
A. C., is associated with him in the
dairy and farming business.
Mr. and Mrs. Leathers con­
tinue to reside in Herttiistot). and
he will devote his whole time to the
hay buying business. The place
which they Just traded was develop­
ed by them out of the sagebrush on
a desert entry. The place has some
of the finest blue grfss pasture on
Lieutenant C. C. Champion, U. S. N.. the project, and the house and
broke his own world’s seaplane alti grounds made it one of the show
tude record July 4 when he climbed farms of the project.
John D. Rockefeller celebrated his FORMER HERMISTONIANS TO
88th birthday anniversary Saturday bj
entertaining a few close friends in hit
home at Pocantico Hills.
Former residents of Hermiston
John Dtew, noted American actor
died in San Francisco after being con­ now living in Portland and vicinity
fined to a hospital since May 81 with are to gather for a big basket picnic
arthritis and rheumatic fever. He wae in Laurelhurst park Sunday, July 24.
Last year the first picnic was held
73 years old.
The federal trade commission held but only a small portion of the elig­
the Famous Players-Lasky corporation, ible list was present. This year the
Adolph Zuker and Jesse L. Lasky, committee in charge, Lee Irvin, Mrs.
guilty of illegal attempts to mono­ Pat Doherty, Mrs. Wm Saremoe
(Matilda Callbeck) and W. T. Rob­
polize motion pictures.
are sending letters and using
Postal receipts of 50 selected cities
totaled 329,681,229.47 in June, as com­ the newspapers in an attempt to get
pared with i?”,719.454.55 for the same out as many, as possible. It Is
month in 1926, an increase of $961,- thought the turnout will number
774.92 or 3.35 per cent, the postoffice more than two hundred.
People now residents of Hermis­
departlnent announced.
ton are invited to attend if they hap­
pen to be in Portland at that time.
Oregon Ban on Fish Wheel Stays.
Students who plan to matriculate
as freshmen in University of Oregon
this fall may secure information that
w ill aid them by asking for the as­
sistance of the Greater Oregon asso­
ciation, according to Bruce Baker of
Stanfield, a member of the associa­
* "Quite a few questions usually
arise in the course of matriculating,”
said Mr. Baker, “and the asociatlon
has as one of its chief reasons for
existence the lending of such aid.
Any students planning to attend the
university from this part of the state
are cordially invited to ask me any
questions they wish.”
The Junior college system, recent­
ly evolved at Oregon, will be in ef­
fect at the university for the first
time this coming year, Mr. Baker
stated. The plan provides for giving
Portland, Or.—Federal Circuit Judge
scholarship its just dues and stress­ Gilbert and District Judges Bean and
ing scholarship in greater degree McNary, sitting en banc, refused to
than ever before.
interfere with the operation of the
state law prohibiting the operation of
Gaither Buys Truck
fish wheels on the Oregon shore of the
T. H. Gaither is the owner of a Columbia river and restraining the
new Chevrolet truck which he re­ kind of gear used in fishing operations
cently purchased from the.Black and on the river above Cascade Locks.
W hite garage. He is using the truck
in his transfer business.
Undergoes Operation
A good word for the Hermiston
district as 4 dairying and farming
country was given by Dee Moore in
a brief news item in a recent num­
ber of the Oregon Farmer. Mr.
Moore has a big herd of Jerseys.
Mrs. Joseph Burkenbine ig a pat­
ient in St. Anthony’s hospital in
Pendleton where she recently sub­
mitted to an operation for goitre.
Her recovery is reported a« being
very satisfactory.
A study of conditions affecting
potato culture in this district was
made this week by G. R. Hyslop,
farm crop specialist cf O. A. C., in
conference with project farmers.
The stand of potatoes has not
been up to the usual standard on the
project tbig year. One of the causes
of the lighter stands Is probably
due to the fact that the potatoes
were permitted to sprout before be­
ing treated, Prof. Hyslop stated, and
he also expressed the belief that the
seed was In the treatment solution
too long and so was v/eakened
Charle8 P. Stanyan, former resi­
dent of this project, died at his
home in Santa Rosa. California. July
5. according to information received PAST WEEK SEES TUBERS ON
here by local friends. His death was
caused by a stroke of paralysis.
During his residence here he was
gate keeper at diversion dam and Minimum Price of $55 Per Ton is
later watermaster of the Weet Ex­
Cause of Satisfaction on
tension irrigation district, lie and
Mrs. Stanyan had many friends here.
Part of Growers.
They left Hermiston about a year
Four carloads of early potatoes
and a half ago to make theli* home
have been shipped from the project
in California.
during the paRt week by growers of
PEEVE OVER APPARENT THEFT the district, and the remainder is ex­
pected to be under way with little
OF PIGS AND LATER FINDING delay. Shipments have been made
through the Three Rivers Growers’
The market has been holding
+ > + ♦
Charles G. Burk, local metchant steady at prices that havei proved
and dealer in lands, is the latest pleasing to the growers.
The first car went out a week age
member to Join the Razz-A-Doodle
today, and the market that day caus
Recently he acquired a place north ed local men to believe that they
of town after the previous owners could figure on returns of about $55
left in the custody of officials on per ton, or two and three-quarters
state charges after a still had been cents per pound.
The second carload went Saturday
found on the place.
Mr. Burk became the owner of on market quotations that were ex­
some pigs, a quantity of potatoes pected to make it worth between $60
and some grain that had been used as and $65 per ton.
Tuesday’s car was figured on a
mash when be bought the farm. Per­
iodically he went out to care for the market at apout $58.50 per ton.
The fourth car was shipped last
On one visit he missed the pigs, night out of Umatilla. A. E. McFar­
and the potatoes seemed to have van­ land furnished about 300 sacks for
ished. He felt pretty peevish over the car, and an additional 50 sacks
the apparent theft of his stock. The was moved from here to Umatilla to
next day, however, the pigs * were rill the car.
In addition to the carlot movement
discovered In the basement under the
the local growers body has a stand­
They were thriving on the grain ing order for 25 sacks daily to Port­
land until further notice.
left by the former owners.
The early crop movement will not
equal last year’s movement, due to
lighter acreage in early tubers, but
IN 12 SCHOOL DISTRICTS the late crop here is on more acre­
age than was In spuds last year, ac­
Five Districts in This Community cording to local growers.
Work on Plans as Result of
In addition to the carlot move­
ment, a considerable volume of
Nutrition Schools.
tubers has been marketed by grow­
The work of Miss Lucy A. Case, ers individually to Pendleton and
nutrition specialist of the extension other nearby markets. Returns for
service of O. A. C„ hag resulted’ in a the crop have been pleasing to grow­
lively interest being shown in hot ers.
lunches for school children in Uma­
tilla county, according to a statement HEART DISEASE CAUSE OF
by W. A. Holt, county agent.
The movement to make possible
hot dishes for school children at the
C. J. Hurd, extension specialist on ,
lunch hour is under way in 12 dis­
and farm organization at
tricts in the county, the coqnty
agent stated, and include five Her­ O. A- C., died Tuerdwy night at Ills
home In Corvallis as a result of heurt
miston school neighborhoods.
He had been ill only a
In Hermiston Mrs. W. L. Hamm is
chairman. In the Minnehaha dis­ week. His death was caus;d by
trict the movement ig- being fostered overwork in connection with prune
by Mrs. Clint Jackson, chairman, and marketing, the plan for which re­
Mrs. DeMoss, teacher. Mrs. Henry quired three months of effort.
Mr. Hurd berame 111 Just after re­
Sommerer is chairman In the Colum­
bia district, and in that district Just turning home from Hermiston after
north of town, the work is in charge he had talked to local dairy men on
of Mrs. J. M. Pace. In the West- the formation of a co-operative cream
land district Mrs. II.* W. Quick is pool. He had been here on many
| occasions and was well known to
The following statement of t h e ( project fsrmers. He was 62 years
almg of the work was made by old.
County Agent Holt:
“The aim of the committees is to ONION YIELD ON CARSON
visit the other mothers and teachers,
present the advantages of a super­
vised hot lunch for the better growth
Onions on the Sam Carson ranch
and nutrition of the child, collect northwest of town promise to give
equipment and funds and make plans a good account of themselves this
for the simple hot lunch dish when year. The Carsons have about an
day8 turn colder and the kiddles are acre of the bulbs this year, some sum­
back at their books.
mer ones and the balance fall onions.
"It has been definitely demon­
A small part of the patch was
strated in several schools in the seeded late last summer, and the
county that children can get more In bulbs from this part of the patch
their head, if there ig a good meal In have nearly all been sold. The crop
their stomach. A bowl of soup that was seeded this spring will not
means a more balanced lunch, better be ready to be harvested until fall.
digestion, slower eating, more enjoy The stand of fall onions 1« heavy, and
ment of the carried lunch, better the yield promises to be heavy.
supervision of manners and behavior
The Carsons have been growing
at the lunch hour, and less "piecing” onions for a number of years, and
of sweets after school.
Mr. Carson is an advocate of the crop.
"The hot dish Is sometimes pre­ He stated that the acreage here could
pared by the mothers, taking turns, safely be increased many fold at a
and in other schools by the older profit to growers.
girls and boys under the supervision
of the teacher. In larger schools,
Station Director Visits
children are often charged the cost
Jardine, director of experi­
of the hot dish, and a good c o o k ie
paid for its preparation, the cost com­ ment stations in Oregon, wag here
ing to about 10 cents per week per yesterday on a trip of Inspection at
the Hermiston station. He was en
•’Teachers report greatly Improved route to Union station and will go
school work after the hot lunch has from there to Caldwell. Idaho, where
been established, also easlsr disci­ hlg brother William Jardine, secre­
pline, and many corrections of under­ tary of agriculture, will speak Fri­
weight in malnourished children
Father of Oregon Highway System
Calls Project One of Most
Vital to State.
Richard Antrim of Chicago, who
heads the list of 25 young men chosen
from the entire United States for a
four-year course at the Annapolij
Naval Academy.
Corvallis, Or.—A stamp of approval
was given amendments to the grower
packer plan for marketing the Pacifii
Northwest prune crop by 75 delegate!
assembled here for the second meet
lng of the Pacific Northwest drle<
prune convention.
Under the plan,, all Pacific North
west dried prunes will be marketei
by present cooperative growers’ or
ganizations and private packers, un
der supervision of a central market
tng board, to represent organized an<
unorganized growers and private
packers; prices will be determined by
a growers’ committee of five.
Work will begin at once, under
direction of the central committee oi
nice, in organizing the prune grow
ers of the state and of Clark county
W ahlngton, by members of the pres
ent committee of 100. All present in
dependent growers will be' organizer
Into units. The private packers and
the cooperàtives will then act as sale:-
agents for all the growers.
Five Men Who Whipped
Woman Convicted.
Toccoa, Ga.—W. O. Acree, principal
of the Stephens county high school,
was found guilty by a jury of assault
and battery in connection with the
flogging June 12 of Mrs. Ansley Bow­
Mrs. Bowers and her son Lloyd were
taken’ from their home here by a
masked and robed band of men Into
the country and flogged. They told
her they were whipping her because
of ’’immorality and because you do
not go to church.”
Five men were indicted for the flog
ging, four of whom remain to be tried.
200.000 Veterans Seek Insurance.
Washington, D. C.—Approximately
200,000 applications for conversion and
reinstatement of war risk insurance
were received In June by the veternns’
bureau, according to estimates by
Director Hines. More than 100,000 of
these applications were from ex serv­
ice men who had allowed their Insur
ance to lapse. The period in which
Insurance might be converted or re­
instated closed at midnight July 2.
20,000 Pheasants to be 8et Free.
Portland, Or. — More than 20,000
Chinese pheasants will be liberated in
Oregon this year by the Oregon state
game commission, Harold Clifford
state game warden, predicts in his
June report.
The Stork
Mr. and Mrs. M. T. Matott are
the parents of a 10 pound boy born
Sunday about noon at the Hermiston
hospital. He has been named Dean
Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Byrne are the
parents of a daughter, weight seven
pounds, born Monday afternoon at
the hosptal.
Interest in and commendation of
the statment made Sunday by Simon
Benson and published in the Oregon
Journal that Portland is overlooking
an opportunity in not Insisting on
the completion of the Wallula cut­
off has been expressed by the mem­
bership of the Hermiston Commercial
Mr. Benson, popularfy known as
the father of Oregon's system of high­
ways, chairman of the first state
highway commission, and an un­
questioned leader and authority in
the business of highway building,
was quoted by the Portland news­
paper as follows in regard to the
Wallula cutoff:
"Too much stress can not be placed
upon the "importance of the con­
struction of the Wallula cutoff. The
Seattlg press recently contended that
travel and trade were diverted down
the Columbia river highway by the
advantage in transportation facili­
ties. and the building of the Wallula
cutoff would lessen the distance be­
tween northeastern Washington and
Portland by almost 100 miles, mak­
ing it an easy day’s drive from a
marvelously rich territory to the
trading center of western Oregon.
It is an improvement that merits ear­
nest attention and will prove of
superlative importance to Portland."
Revival of interest in this desig­
nated primary road has caused the
Hermiston Commercial club to won­
der if the state will not soon take
definite action looking to the actual
construction of the short gap. The
argument has been put forward by
individual members that the state
could Join with the federal govern­
ment in no single project costing to
little that would be the means of
bringing more outside cars into the
Rtate and on to the main highway
system than by securing construct­
ion of the cutoff.
Fotn Hermiston to Wallula the
distance Is slightly more than 20
miles, it was pointed out. Over four
agd a h»W miles o£ this course there
already Is standard road fa use
through the project. From Coluea-
bla school on to the Washington
state line the route is an air line.
Natural conditions are such that
the cost of constructing a highway
will be at a minimum. Walla W alla
county, the local organization is In­
formed, has indicated a willingness
to build the four mlle8 in W ashing­
ton from Wallula to the state line
whenever the federal government
and Oregon get busy on the Oregon
end of the gap.
The snort stretch of highway, ap­
proximately 16 miles in Oregon and
four in Washington, would be a con­
necting link between the Yellowstone
trail in Washington and the Oregon
trail in Oregon. Westbound traffic
on the Yellowstone trail would be
enabled to take the cutoff at W allula
and in half an hour or so be on the
Oregon trail in Hermiston with Port­
land a little less than 200 miles away
with a water grade highway to fol­
Ag the Hermiston Commercial club
has worked over the proposition, con­
struction of the highway means that
traffic on the Yellowstone trail,
whether east or west bound, can be
brought into Oregon more quickly
by construction of the cutoff than by
any other means.
Pendleton would stand to share in
the Increase by virtue of the saving
to castbound traffic. The cutoff
traffic that had a destination to the
east on the Oregon trail could save
time and distance by taking the
Holdman road, already improved be­
tween Holdman and Pendleton. Con­
struction of the cutoff would link
the whole of Umatilla county with
the Yakima valley and the traffic
through that valley from Seattle.
Raymond C. Crowder
Sunday from Arlington.