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Daily Chronicle, The (Newspaper) - July 18, 1967, Centralia, WashingtonOver the line Fence by Ralph Roffler Lewis county Extension agent while temperatures were a Jit be More moderate last week the Countryside is still drying Garden tips grow blueberries at Home up if the summer stays on the dry Side this could greatly in fluence the local feed situation. Due to the cold late Spring plus the dry weather in May and Early june the Hay crop is considerably below Normal. At the same time the prospects of a second crop Are almost negligible except for a few irrigated areas. Pastures Are fast burning and will Supply limited feed until More moisture is received. Barn feeding of Hay will be necessary in Many instances to supplement diminishing pastures. Unless we get heavy Rains in August or Early september this situation could extend through the entire fall period. X x x x beef marketing program local beef cattle producers met with representatives of the state cattlemen s association thursday evening to discuss the american National cattlemen s association Market development program Dave Foster state Secretary and Irving Newhouse of the state association s marketing committee presented the pro Gram. Newhouse incidentally is a legislator from Yakima county. At the recent session of the legislature he served As chair Man of the House of representatives agriculture committee. The National association s pro Gram is a voluntary one. It is seeking to enlist the support of cattle producers and feeders in reducing meat supplies by at least 5 percent. A few of the recommend methods to obtain this goal in clude no further expansion of beef cow herds. Rigid culling of All older cows and those with poor perform Ance. Finishing out and marketing cattle at lighter weights. In addition an intensive meat promotion Campaign will be launched to encourage increased beef consumption. In this regard the american consumer now does pretty Well. During the past 30 years the per capita con sumption of beef has just about doubled in the United stes. X x x x production of fresh vegetables some increases in local production of vegetable crops for the fresh Market can be noted. As the land close in to the metropolitan centers is diverted to other uses it appears inevitable that areas such As Lewis county will need to help take up the Slack. Last week i visted the Thelma Pratt farm in the Winlock cattle Sale is saturday the Washington state Jersey cattle club will hold its annual state Sale saturday at the South sound shopping Center. Ernest child Centralia is general chairman for the Sale and has travelled throughout the state to select 37 top female animals for the event. Six top heifers have been chosen for the Junior Sale and there will be on hand some animals from British Columbia. Hosting this year s Sale is the West Central Jersey club and Charles Adams Alhambra calif., will be the auctioneer. Local consignors at the Sale Are Tom Martin w. E. And Eleanor Herness Elmer Larson and Charles h. Wivell. Buy feed at Harvest Best time to buy feed grains this year will be during the har Vest season preferably right out of the Field. Ralph Hoffler county Extension agent said this feed forecast has just been issued by Karl Hobson Washington state University Extension specialist. Hobson backs up his forecast with this summary of the feed Grain Price and Supply situation. He also predicts that Hay sup plies May be Short and critically so if we have a severe Winter. Community. For the past several years she has been producing rutabagas end turnips for the Seattle Market. With irrigation she produces successive crops starting in May and extending throughout the rest of the season. This past year due to the mild win Ter she was Able to Harvest tur nips up to february. X x x x Washington resource tour it appears that a Good Dele gation of local people will participate in the Washington re source Council s summer tour. To be held july 25th and 26th, this event will feature resources in the olympic Peninsula. The tour will begin at Shelton a.m., july 25th. Resources studied during the Day in Mason county will include recreational developments Christmas tree and greenery production and fish and Oyster culture. On the following Day the scene will change to Callam and Jefferson counties. Production of Market crops recreational developments and a demonstration of a portable Wood Chipper will be featured. The final Stop will be Crown Zeller Bach s pulp and paper Mill at port Townsend. Here a huge modernization program is under Way to reduce air and water pollution. Anyone interested in More de tails on the tour should Contact my office. X x x x a Weed Garden Many Farmers and land own ers Are doing a Good Job in growing a Weed Garden. My definition of a Weed Garden is an area being devoted to tie production of weeds. Fence rows that vacant lot behind the barn and in some cases whole Fields Are serving As excellent Weed propagation Beds. A thriving Weed Garden can do a Good Job in producing seeds to infest the entire farm As Well As neighbouring property. Weed control cannot be just limited to cultivated Fields. Those adjacent areas should also be placed under Weed control. Whenever possible these areas should be Cut or sprayed. The mowing machine is still one of of our most valuable Weed control implements. Cutting should be done Early enough and often enough to prevent the for mation of seed. In those Little hard to get areas As Fence Corners and around buildings the use of a Long last ing soil St Rilent should be considered. Blueberries once wild but Dow domesticated and improved by Breeding and selection can be grown successfully by Home gardeners says county agent Ralph Roffler. He reports that John c. Dodge Washington state University Extension Horticulturist advises the following program. Conditions for growing Blue berries Are much the same As those for growing rhododendrons and azaleas Dodge paints out he lists these production Point ers make sure your soil is acid otherwise blueberries will not grow Well sure your soil is Rich in organic matter mulch with two to four inches of sawdust Wood chips or peat Moss. Check soil for excess Mois Ture. Although blueberries must have ample summer moisture their roots will not tolerate saturated soil except for very Short intervals. The top 18 inches of soil must be Well drained set out blueberries in late win Ter or Early Spring before the buds begin to grow. Don t set the plants too deep. The roots should be just below the soil surface not More than an Inch or two. Two year old plants Are Best strip the blooms or berries off the first two years to get Good Plant growth fertilize your blueberries with a Complete fertilizer in the Spring and keep them growing through the summer with Light applications of ammonium sul Fate. Avoid nitrate fertilizers scientists think they May be toxic to the plants sprays May be needed to control damaging insects and Dis eases protect your blueberries from Birds by covering the plants with plastic Nylon or fish netting or cheesecloth supported on Light posts stakes or wires. You can increase soil acidity by adding Fulfur and using ammonium sulfite As a source of nitrogen. Newer varieties developed by the . Department of agriculture or cooperatively Wilh states will produce As much As 15 pills per Plant per season after they Are about 6 years old. Earl Blue Blu crop Stanley Berkeley and Jersey Are among he Good Blue Berry varieties for Western Washington. If you have old fashioned soup plates with shallow bowls plus rims you la find these Are perfect for serving fish Stew. Have lots of crusty French bread As an accompaniment for the slew. The Daley chronicle tuesday july 18, 1967 Dairy Princess visits Frances Grange As a guest of the prances Grange Lewis Pacific Dairy Princess Barbara Habersetzer told of her program appearances As a representative of the Dairy association. She stressed the importance of Dairying As an Industry and thanked the Grange organization for helping the Farmers. Or. And mrs. Adolf Matysik Frances Grange delegates to the slate Grange session held in Centralia Chehalis gave an interesting report of the meet Ings and degree work. Grange Deputy Jake Merkel brought Back the 10th year 100 percent membership ribbon award and reported that Frances Grange was one of three Granges in the state to receive this award. James Patlon reported thai Tho Frances Grange bawling team placed fourth at the slate Grange tournament held june Lith. Team members were mrs. Hedwig Karnas or. And mrs. Werner Kacich and James Pat ton. In other business he annual Hunter s Ball Date was set for sell. 30th with Jake Dave Habersetzer Dan Mcdon Ald and Cliff Jennings on the committee in charge. Harold Dickason was named chairmen in charge of the Harvest auction Sale to be held this fall. Appointed to the fair Booth committee were or. And mrs. Dill Hunter or. And mrs. Clar ence slovene or. And mrs. Dave Habersetzer or. And mrs. Cliff Jennings and Junko Merkel As chairman. December 17 was set is the Dale or he Frances Grange 50lh anniversary program. Entertainment will be under the direction of mrs. Cliff Jennings and mrs. Ruby Bridgewater. Ruth Hab Selzer was p r e Seii Ted with the 1966 Honor Secretary certificate from the slate Grange office. Or. Eldon Wossman was obligated in the first and second degrees and presented with he Grange Fri Tiatco Booklet. Jackpot winners were or and mrs Cliff Jen. Rings with attendance names drawn for Elizabeth Kuttel Clarence Stevens and mrs. Bon Nie Anderson. Hot humid Days getting you perk up with a tangy v-8 cooler. Prepare decorative ice cubes by placing a twisted thin Orange slice in each cube compartment fill with water and freeze. Combine 1 can 12 ounces v-8 chilled and 1-3 cup Orange juice chill. Pour Over ice cubes in glasses. Makes 3 to 4 Servings. Brush refrigerated Quick but Ter layered loaves with melted butter and Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese. Bake As directed on Label. Serve with ital Ian Spaghetti and Crisp Green salad tossed with marinated artichokes. Top off dinner with Spur none ice Cream. Washington state Jersey Sale saturday july 22 South sound Center with. 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