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Mail Tribune 100

March 23, 1917


Mr. F. E. Gariough, assistant in the biological survey of the U. S. department of agriculture, has been engaged for the past two or three days in preparing the poisoned barley and will probably be kept bushy for several days to come. A quantity of the positioned grain is ready for distribution and can be obtained at the Rogue River Fruit and Produce association. By having one central mixing plant it has been possible to prepare this poison at a minimum cost. The price to the farmers will be six cents per pound cash on delivery.

Existing organizations should arrange to distribute this poisoned grain from some central place that will be most accessible to their members. Districts that are not already organized, should do so at once in order to handle this in the most systematic manner.

For assistance in the organization of clubs and for other information call at the county pathologist office.


  • Seventy-five high school students turned out at the call of Coach Heidenrich for track work at the Ashland high school this week, and the coach states that he believes he has material from which to build a championship track squad. Several members of the last year's squad are back, including Leith Abbott, who won the half-mile at the Oregon interscholastic meet at Eugene last spring. It is doubtful if the local school will take up baseball this spring, all interest being centered upon track activities.
  • An expert statistician has figured that a concert violin soloist during the average recital draws his bow over the strings a distance of a mile and a quarter. He computes the average week's traveling of the right arm of Efrem Zimbalist, who has been engaged as soloist for the entire spring tour of the New York Symphony Orchestra, Walter Damrosch, conductor, both in concert solos and in ordinary practice at about twenty miles. The great violinist will be heard at the Nat, Tuesday, April 17.