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About The Mill City enterprise. (Mill City, Or.) 1949-1998 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 24, 1950)
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Summer Boils Over - Winter Flows Out
Stayton Grass Seed
Winter followed summer into the it was hot without looking at the
Mr. and Mrs. Dave Epps and Miss
Daisy Hendricson motored to Hepp Canyon this week when the summer’s thermometer.
The weather c lught many Mill City
ner Sunday where they visited rel moat blistering heat wave was fol
Kenneth C. Ross, consultant in education committee, and the county
Ask anyone in western Oregon
boys and girls and a number of their
lowed by two days of wet weather.
personnel and training, National Tu committees, we hope to intensify the what Stayton is famous for and you
elders working in the bean fields of
Mary Kathryn McClain, daughter , Six torrid days of sub-tropical sun Stayton. Many made early starts to
berculosis association, will become educational program on tuberculosis, are likely to get the answer:
of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. McClain, ar shine poured on the Canyon before beat the heat. All were dreaming of
health education consultant for the the disease that can be cured when
rived in Mill City Tuesday for a visit j clouds appeared on the scene and
Oregon Tuberculosis and Health as found early and treated properly but
Not many people know that the prior to her assuming duties as a spilled their watery contents on the snowy mountain peaks and dips
which still kills someone in Oregon
sociation on Sept. 1, Mrs. Saidie Orr
bean center of Stayton
teacher in the Bandon high school countryside Tuesday morning.
Dunbar, executive secretary, an- every 34 hours.’’
Then the rains came. Almost at
high national standing in another
Thus ended the heat wave that had
flounced this week.
Ross is a graduate of Victoria col farming venture — the raising of early next month.
the same time telephone connections
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Beier and son
Ross will plan and direct a pro lege, the provincial normal school,
failed between Marion county and
Jimmy of Portland spent Sunday and summer shut-downs of logging oper- Linn county in Mill City. Business
gram of health education for the city and the University of British Colum
' ations ever known here. The state
of Portland and 36 counties
bia. In 1947, he received his master
forester's orders came late Sunday men had to make trips to the tele
Health education, the objective of ; of public health, the school of public tiam Farmer’s Co-op, says that all son home.
phone office to put in calls. The line
George Veteto spend Wednesday in night. Many drivers and workmen to Stayton was out Wednesday night.
which is to reach every man, woman health. University of California. He over the country the grass-seed trade
reported for work Monday only to
and child in the state with inform served as chairman, health education
Cause of the breakdowns was not
Visiting in Mill City this week at find the woods shut-down.
ation on tuberculosis and its control ¡committee, California conference of Stayton-grown seeds.
In fact, ninety percent of the high the home of Mayor and Mrs. Albert
Is a primary function of the tubercu I tuberculosis secretaries; chairman,
Winter had rolled into the vicinity
highway 222 over the weekend wisely
losis association,’’ Mrs. Dunbar said. 1 health education committee, San land bent grass seed grown in the Toman are Mr. and Mrs. Vernon
chose to travel early in the morning. in earnest on Wednesday.
"Working with the Portland health Diego community welfare council.
clouds hovering over the city were
Before going to the NTA, Ross was included within a 20 mile radius of Dieckhaus is a sister of Mrs. Toman. alive with traffic. Gas station oper linked to earth by steady downpour
health education director for the San Stayton. Highland bent is a valua Mr. Dieckhaus is with the Southern
ators reported one of the busiest days ings of rain while puddles took shape
Diego county tuberculosis and ble native grass used on lawns and Pacific railroad. They will return to of the season. Less-fortunate trav on poorly drained streets.
especially on golf courses. The seed
trians scurried rain-consciously from
During World War II, Ross served finds an eager eastern market among B.C. and Lake Louise.
place to place.
Streets were de
Mrs. Hazel Austin of Mankato, going hot and humid.
as Lieutenant-Commander in the particular lawn growers and golf
During the days of the hot spell, serted.
Royal Canadian Navy. As command
After the heat most folks thought
in Mill City the past two weeks, left one of the most frequented points in that the brief glimpse of winter was
education officer, R. C. N., Ross’s of grassy playlands.
work included supervision of instruc
The story of the development of for her home last Sunday,
Mrs. C. E. Coville is recovering this of Kimmel's drug store.
tion in training schools, preparation highland bent grass in the Stayton
readings from there ranged as high
of candidates for the R. C. N., educa area is a rags to riches tale. For
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as 96 degrees. But everyone knew
tional tests; administration and co decades, the grass was regarded as Sunday.
an illegitimate step-child. Its pres
' with command education officers.
ence in wheat fields was sorely re Firebaugh, Calif., visited in Mill City
Claude I-ewis’ Service Station
sented by farmers who had to take and Gates the past weekend at the
pains to separate it from the wheat homes of Mrs. Bellew’s brothers, Al
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at harvest time. That was the way Haun of Mill City and Cecil Haun
1 things stood in 1935 when its value of Gates.
Cecil Lake and Dick Kane are
became known. This year a carload
of highland bent grass seed is valued spending the weekend at Plush. Ore,,
where they will hunt antelope.
at about $60,000.
SPRAY OR BRUSH
grown for seed in the Stayton area and packaging plants throughout the
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Two other grass seeds also carry a nation for the package trade.
high price tag. This year two car
The phrase "going to seed" may
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loads of alta fescue and three car mean a state of degeneration in the
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loads of chewing fescue will move common lingo, but around Stayton it
RAINY SEASON AND WINTER MONTHS.
I out of the area to an eastern market. means that a new industry is already
In all, eight carloads of grass seed sprouting.
are expected to be shipped and will
bring an income of more than a
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quarter of a million dollars to pa
trons of Stayton’s Santiam Farmers
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Numerous farmers in the Stayton
area no longer curse the grass, they
cultivate it. As a farm crop it re
To maintain a beautiful lawn, don’t
quires less attention than most. A dilly-dally with the sprinkler. Soak
a crop each year. After the fifth the soil.
single planting last indefinitely with
Lawn irrigations of a few minutes
year, it is good practice for the duration can do more harm than
farmer to plow the grass under to good, asserts Mel A. Hagood, Oregon
increase production as the grass will State college extension service irri
sprout from the roots. The crop acts gation specialist. Scanty and infre
as a soil builder and replaces valuable quent waterings cause root develop
AT INDEPENDENCE, OREGON
soil minerals to fertilize the land ment in the upper few inches of the
for future use of other crops.
soil, and consequently, this type of
Grass-seed growers report yields lawn has little or no drouth resist-
as high as 350 pounds of seed per ance.
acre with the average running be
Critical period for many lawns is
tween 175 and 200 pounds.
The cleaning plant is working three the normally dry, warm weather pe
shifts a day handling the influx of riod before fall rains commence. If
Only two experts are they are abundantly supplied with
available to watch over the opera plant food, well watered lawns will
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tions The two are working alter go through the season with a deep
nate shifts (two shifts one day, one green color; others may turn brown
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shift the next) in order to keep the indicating lack of water and care.
Lawn root zones—8 to 12 inches
I plant on 24 hour a day operation.
Right now is the peak of the grass below the soil surface—need to be
seed harvest. The first carload of kept supplied with water. And, the
277 E Street
the seed is already on its way to type of soaking required to obtain
Chicago The Windy City is the point uniform, deep rooting cannot be oc-
from which the seed is sent to mixing complished in a 10-minute watering,
Most difficult lawns to keep green
are those with terraces and steep
slopes. They do not retain a mois
ture supply and rapid run-off pre
vents much surface water from
reaching the grass roots. The only
answer is more frequent applications.
Some grass varieties, the bent
grasses, for example, require more
frequent waterings than do fescues.
If nitrogen fertilizer is to be ap
plied at this time of year, light ap
plications are suggested.
recommends that no more ammon
ium sulphate be applied than
pounds per 1.000 square feet,
avoid burning, apply it when
grass is entirely dry, and follow
application with a heavy irrigation
On soils where lawns will
planted this fall, water now to germ
inate weeds. Hagood suggests.
" hen «ner a quarlrr-millioll fam
will also settle the soil.
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FIFTEEN CASES REPORTED
Fifteen cases of communicable
diseases were reporter! this week by
the Marion county health officer
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