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County Agenl's
Column .
by Walter L. Click
This year is about over, but
with its going, there are a few
farm practices that we might want
to consider for our coming year’s
operation. Here’s one suggestion
that need not wait until next
year. It’s for dairymen. Did you
realize that “old bossy” would be
in better health and would be able
to produce more milk if her
drinking water was warmed for
her each morning? These cold
frosty mornings are not very con
ducive for cows to take on large
quantities of ice cold water and
they won’t. It takes water to
make milk—lots of it, and if the
old milk-maker has to drink cold
water, she just doesn’t get enough
There are various ways of heating
water for stock. Only enough heat
need be used to melt the ice and
take off the chill. If barns have
drinking cups, small amounts of
water are taken many times
throughout the night and early
morningAbefore turning out.“
One of the best methods (home
made) is to set an oil drum, fitted
with draft, lid and smoke stack,
into the water tank. This would
have to be weighted in bottom
end. A small fire can be built
in this home-made stove and
water heated efficiently. Dairy
men who have heated water for
their cows in winter time have
been well repaid by increased milk
,production. Of course, more work
would be involved in milking and
handling the extra milk. Would
that be too undesirable?
Well, a word of realism” comes
tion meeting recently held in Spo
out of the War Food Administra
kane. It was pointed out that
this county is “not over the hump”
as far as food production is con
cemed. Just as much total food
products will be need next year
as any time, but there will be a
shifting of some important crops
in order to more nearly supply
the anticipated needs. There will
be a reduction of some crops of
which there is now a surplus.
The economic outlook is that
war and military' food require
ments will be large in 1945 and
1946, and that farm income will
remain relatively high at least
for the next year or two. It was
predicted that there would be a
great need for fats and oils and
that sugar shortages would cause
the greatest trouble. Price sup
ports would continue, it was
thought, along much the same
lines as this year.
Here are 1945 state goals and
price supports for some‘ of the
most important crops produced in
Washington: ‘
Sugars Beets: 17,000 acres for
1945 compared with 12,800 this
year. Support price, average
$12.50 a ton for average quality
sugar beets. Wheat goal: 2,375,000
acres compared with 2,403,000
harvested this year. Support price
90 percent of parity. Oats, includ
ing oats cut for. grain hay, 295,-
000 acres. Barley, 275,000 acres.
Corn: excluding sweet corn, for
processing, 31,000 acres, support:
90 percent of parity. ;
Winter cover crop seed goalsi
increased to 17,000 acres: com-I
pared with 10,500 harvested this(
year. Price support information!
is obtainable from county AAA?
committeemen. Tame hay: up to}
1,010,000 acres compared with‘
1,004,000 cut this year. Potatoes,
50,009 acres compared with 47,000\
this year. Support 90 percent of ‘
parity. ‘ %
Live stock producers are asked
to increase cattle slaughter to re
duce cattle and calf numbers by
8 percent. Spring sow farrowings
are asked to be held at 37,000 the
same as this year. Sheep numbers
in 1945 are asked to be increased
Dariymen are asked to main
tain present cattle numbers at
352,000 head, but by better feed
ing and management to increase
milk production from 2138 mil
lion pounds produced this year to
2166 million pounds in 1945. Dairy
production payments will con
tinue. %
Poultry goals are 6,040,000 hens
and pullets on Washington farms
January 1, 1945, but reduced to
5,090,000 by March 1 of next year.
The goal for all chickens is 11,-
100,000 to be raised in Washing
ton next year. Egg support prices
will be announced later, but the
chicken and turkey support is 90
percent of parity. The support
price has been changed to include
chickens weighing 3% pounds for
1945, or a half pound more weight
than was allowed this year.
Your agent spent the past week‘
assisting the A'AA of Benton and;
Franklin counties with elections}
of community committeemen, and,
in discussing the practices fori
1945. This gave an excellent op
portunity to also present some re
view of the demonstration day
tour on “Guides to Successful
Farming". This will be held in
the vicinity of Kennewick on Jan
uary 29. Committees on resettle
ment, Insect and Rodent Control,
Dairying, Home Storage, Grading
Livestock, Agricultural Engineer
ing, Home Efficiency, Farm Labor
and others will be on display and
will be demonstrated. Local farm
ers will also have on display some
home-made farm equipment that
has been made for cutting down
on labor needs in doing the job
more efficiently . Perhaps next
week an announcement of these
pieces of equipment can 'be an
nounced .
The Locust Grove Grange was
interested in weed control and
the writer spoke with them about
the State of Washington weed
laws and how a seed control dis
trict might be formed. This caus
es us to quote a message coming
from the State College.
“Although weed pressure
against farms is continuous like
the push of water against adam,
some new possibilitia of tight
ing this menace look promising,
according to reports received by
I. M. Ingham, Extension agrono
mist at the State College of Wash
In a report from Dr. M. A. Mc-
Call, U.S.D.A. specialist, the ex
pert said research progress in the
development of new herbicides
make him optomistic about win
ning the ‘weed battle’.
“We may actuany be on the
verge of finding our magic weed
control formula," Dr. McCall said.
“One might be inclined to be
lieve,” he said, “that if a little of
the plant-growth regulating chem
icals are good for plants, more
would be better. Actually in this
case more is disastrous, and in
stead of being stimulated to great
er response the plant is killed.‘
And the surprising thing is that
‘more’ is still a very small quan
tity as we usually think of weed‘
killers”. l
Dr. McCall was not recommend
ing any new chemicals to farm
ers, but was calling attention to
a promising future in the control
of weeds with this new type
chemical. “But even though ulti
mately we may find an ideal herb
icide, I believe our primary re
liance must be on preventing and
controlling infestations through
good farming timely tillage,
weed-free seed, good rotations,
preventing shipment Of contam
inated crop seeds and feed,” said
Dr. McCall.
Degree Work Put on
By Finley Grange
Finley-Grange met Friday eve
ning with 63 members present.
Mr. and Mrs. George Carlton and
Betty Gerber received the obli
gation of the third and fourth
degrees. Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Dia
mond the first and second. An
nouncements were: the basket so
cial sponsored by the young peo
ple _of the grange December 16th.
Also the ladies auxiliary at Mrs.
Schaffners on Wednesday, De
cember 6th. J. R. Ayers was
elected executive committeeman.
An interesting prom-am was put
on by the lecturer, Mrs. William
Nunn. Lunch was served at the
close by Mrs. Dan Gerber, Mrs.
E—W, "ii—’7
Open Seven Days a Week-9 a.m. - 9pm. , _
. 346‘ Ave. "C" East-n 01! the Highway;
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Lenna Fredricks and Roy Mc-
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Preston
were dinner guests Tuesday eve
ning at the Ernest Sherry home.
Mr. and Mrs. Moharters and
Leota and Joan Durham were
dinner visitors Thanksgiving day;
McCalmat. ‘
Mrs. J. Monteny, Mrs. Galbraith
and daughter Romona were busi
ness visitors in Pasco Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Cox and
family were dinner guests Thanks
giving day of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer
Land. .
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Diamond
spent Thursday at the home of
their son and family Mr. and
Mrs. Harold Diamond in Kenne
Ed Fraeun was a dinner visitor.
Sunday at the Bob Perkins home!
Mrs. A. A. Schaffner and Fred
Rebmond were dinner guests on
Thanksgiving day of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Gerber.
Richland Pair
Married Friday
An informal church altar wed-1
ding ceremony took place Friday
evening at 9 in the Kennewick
Methodist church when Miss Alice
N. Williams, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. W. W. Williams of Elizabeth
town, Ky., became the bride of
Anton Prodich. a chemical en
gineer, formerly of West Virginia.
Both have recently come to Rich
land where they are employed
with the war production program.
The bride was dressed in light
blue and wore a shoulder corsage
of gardenias. The popular double
ring rite was used. The pastor.
Rev. J. B.‘ Coan, officiated. A
small party of friends of the couple
were present. After a brief trip
to the Coast, they will make their
home in Richland.
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Aviation Cadet Arthur A. Evett.
son of Mr. and Mrs.- William A.
Evett. 31 8 Washington street. is
now at Lubock Army Air Field.
Lubbock. Texas to begin the final
period of pilot training at this
advanced two-engined school of
army air forces training com
mand. After. a few more weeks
of intensive training on the ground
and in the air he will receive the
coveted silver wings of a bomber
pilot and become a flying officer
in the army air forces.
Howard J. Keller of Kenna-“W.
has been promoted to the rank of
priate first class. He is a mem
ber of a veteran field artillery
outfit which saw action at Guadal—
canal and at Bounilville. He is
the son of Mr. and Mn. L. Keller.
Keller entered the army in July,
1943. and ha; now been ogerqeu
more than nine months. He has
seen duty at New Caledonia and
Bougainville. For some time after
joining his present outfit he was
in a howitzer section but now he
is a truck and tractor driver. Be
fore coming into the army Keller
was employed by the postal de
partment of Seattle. He has one
brother, Delmar. in the navy.
Arriving in Italy in the Fall of
1944, Second Lieutenant Kenneth
Christensen, 20. son of Mr. and
Mrs. Edward Christensen. Kenne
wick, has- begun flying combat
missions against targets in‘ Na.
occupied Europe.
Working with a ten-man Liber
ator combat team, Lt. Christensen.
15th Air Force pilot. has already
ranged the tar corners of Germany
Kennewick Courier-Reporter 3
Thursday. December 21. 1944
on the missions he has flown.
Typical targets that he has flown
against an Munich. Vienna and
Entering the air forces in Janu
ary, 1943. Christensen later won
his wings after intensive training
in the air.
Second Lieut. James M. Thrash
er, ot Kennewick. is now receiv
ing his final phase of training as
am pilot of a 8-24 Liberator
bomber at Walla Walla Army Air
glen. a base of the Fourt Mr
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Thrasher.
parents of the 22-year-old officer,
reside here. and his wife. Mrs.
Margaret Thrasher, lives at Gould.
Okla. Prior to joining the army
air forces. Lieut. Thrasher was a
{dent at Washington State col
Our armies in Europe had plen
ty of big guns. shells. tanks and
tank destroyers whiie the Nazis
were standing still. but not enough
for a running tight.
Well Dnllmg
Drill Now Available
Hillside Trailer Court
Phone Kennewick 18x10

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