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IDAHO HEARING

BOISE, IDAHO, SEPTEMBER 14, 1925

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W. D. Humiston, member of the Cooperative Board of Forestry of the

State of Idaho, Potlatch, Idaho, regarding forest insect infestation,
the white pine blister rust.-

2811

Stephen X. Wyckoff, United States Department of Agriculture, Spokane,

Wash., regarding forest insect infestation, the white pine blister rust.- 2844

James E. Evenden, associate entomologist in charge of the forest insect

field station, l'nited States Department of Agriculture, Coeur d'Alene,

Idaho, regarding forest insect infestation, the white pine blister rust.- 2848

H. C. Shellworth, secretary-manager Southern Idaho Timber Protective

Association and land agent, Boise-Payette Lumber Co., Boise, Idaho:

Statement before the Reforestation Committee of the United States

Senate in 1923.-

2852

Statement on reforestation problems in southern Idaho--

2857

Statement on the pine white butterfly in southern Idaho..

2859

Statement before committee on forest fires and forest insect infesta-

tions---

2863

Ben E. Bush, forester, State of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, regarding forest

fire protection --

2866

R. H. Chapler, forester, protection department, Western Forestry and

Conservation Association, Portland, Oreg., regarding forest fire protec-

tion.-

2868

T. C. Bacon, president Idaho Wool Growers' Association, Twin Falls,

Idaho

2870

The Idaho platform:

Reorganization of the United States Forest Service-

2871

Public lands---

2871

Resumed

2938

Map of the State of Idaho illustrating the public land problems.-

2872

Donald McLean, secretary Idaho Wool Growers' Association, Twin Falls,

Idaho:

Why, for the public good, the livestock industry should not be pushed

out of existence in Idaho.---

2873

The dependence of agriculture upon the livestock industry-

2873

Grazing a safeguard against fires-

2876

Forest fires largely started in dry grass.-

2876

How can we encourage livestock, the basic industry in Idaho?-

2876

The platform of the stocknien of Idaho.

2878

Homesteading, a detriment to stockmen.

2879

Separation of governmental functions-

2881

The public lands-

2882

Examination of Mr. Donald McLean by members of the committee.. 2883

F. S. Gedney, member advisory committee, Idaho Wool Growers' Associ-

ation, Mountain Home, Idaho.-

2888

L E. Dillingham, secretary Idaho State Cattle and Horse Growers' As-

sociation, Mackay, Idaho..

2895

Article appearing in the Idaho Statesman (Boise, Idaho) September

13, 1925, entitled “ Forest officials oppose plan of livestock men 2897

Ravenel Macbeth, secretary Idaho Mining Association, Boise, Idaho, re-

garding mineral entries and the homestead law...

2905

J. H. Phillips, homesteader and cattleman, Fairchild, Idaho.

2913

W, W. Phipps, homesteader and cattleman, Fairchild, Idaho----

2915

National Wool Growers' Association and member of the advisory

board of the Idaho Wool Growers' Association --

295+

Meeting of the advisory committee of the Idaho Wool Growers' Asso-

ciation, May 10, 1925, Twin Falls, Idaho---

2959

State meetings of Idaho stockmen:

Dubois, June 2, 1925.-

2975

Mackay, June 3, 1925.

2977

Shoshone, June 4, 1925_

2985

Soda Springs, June 10, 1925.

2991

Idaho Falls, June 11, 1925.

2995

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Riggins, June 15, 1925.

3003

Lewistown, June 17, 1925.

3005

Payette, June 20, 1925.

3013

Boise, June 22, 1925-

3020

Mountain Home, June 23, 1925.

3031

Oakley, June 26, 1925.

3038

Burley, July 11, 1925_

3045

NATIONAL FORESTS AND THE PUBLIC DOMAIN

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1925

UNITED STATES SENATE, SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC LANDS AND SURVEYS,

Boise, Idaho. The subcommittee met, pursuant to adjournment on Saturday, September 12, 1925, in the State Capitol Building, Boise, Idaho, at 10 o'clock a. m. Monday, September 14, 1925, Senator Tasker L. Oddie presiding.

Senator ODDIE. The committee will come to order. Senator Stanfield, the chairman, has been detained for a short time. He will be here this forenoon, and he has asked me to open the hearing.

This is a subcommittee of the Committee on Public Lands and Surveys of the United States Senate, which committee was authorized by Senate Resolution 347 adopted at the last session of Congress, to hold hearings on various problems connected with the public domain, forest reserves, national parks, mining reservations, Indian reservations, national monuments and any other reserves taken out of the public domain.

I will ask our friend, Senator Gooding, if he will do us the honor of sitting with us. He is very familiair with all these matters, and we will be highly pleased if he will sit with us and take part in these hearings.

Gentlemen, there is a matter coming before this meeting which is a little apart from the problems we have been discussing most. It relates to forest infestation. It happens to be a problem that I am particularly interested in. It first came before our committee in Missoula, Mont., where we had some very interesting testimony on that subject. We have requested several of the Government entomologists and authorities from Idaho and other places to appear before the committee, so I think it will be very proper for them to be heard first. Then when Senator Stanfield comes he can conduct the hearings on the other problems as he has been doing heretofore.

I will ask if there is any one here connected with the Bureau of Entomology?

STATEMENT OF MR. W. D. HUMISTON, MEMBER OF THE STATE COOPERATIVE BOARD OF FORESTRY OF IDAHO, POTLATCH, IDAHO

Senator ODDIE. Mr. Humiston, will you give your name, your address, and your position to the reporter.

Mr. HCMISTON. W. D. Humiston; of the State cooperative board of forestry; Potlatch, Idaho.

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