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Issued November 1935








Agriculture


BUREAU OF PLANT INDUSTRY


SERVICE AND REGULATORY


ANNOUNCEMENTS NO. 21


PROSECUTIONS AND SEIZURES UNDER THE INTER-
STATE CLAUSE (SEC. 6) OF THE FEDERAL SEED ACT


(Jan.


1, 1935,


to June 30,


1935


70-90)


70. Misbranding of rye seed. U. S. v. Carter-Venable Co. Plea of guilty.
Fine, $25. (F. S. 57.)
Carter-Venable Co., Richmond, Va., shipped on November 22, 1931, from
Richmond, Va., to Jasper, Ala., 4 bags (8 bushels) of rye seed.
On September 13, 1932, information was filed in the United States District
Court for the Eastern District of Virginia alleging that the Carter-Venable to.,
a corporation, unlawfully delivered for transportation in interstate commerce
the above-mentioned shipment misbranded in violation of the Federal See, Act
in that it was labeled, in part, Germination 90", whereas in fact the ger-
mination was "not greater than 48%."
On October 9, 1934, the case was terminated upon a plea of guilty and ihe
assessment of a fine of $25.


71. Misbranding of lespedeza seed. U. S. v.
contender. Sentence suspended; defe
1 year. (F. S. 85.)
Sidney J. Weber, Baton Rouge, La., shipped
Rouge, La., to Montgomery, Ala., 5 bags (20 b
On August 28, 1933, information was filed in
for the Eastern District of Louisiana, allegin
fully sold and delivered for transportation in
mentioned shipment misbranded in violation c
it was described as follows:
"1932 Nov. Choice Recleaned.
"New Crop Recleaned Lespedeza Seeds *
"Choice Native Lespedeza Seeds. *
that will pass your different state laws for i
from the finest meadows South. *
*ao+nsrl *


tLO LV '-I.


Sidney
idant


' J. Weber.
placed on


on January 3,
ushels) of lesp
the United Stai
g that Sidney
interstate corn
rf the Federal


Plea of
probation


1933, from
edeza seed.
tes District
J. Weber
merce the
Seed Act i


nolo
for


Baton

Court
unlaw-
abt :ve-
n that


* Quality the Best.
* These are all tested seed
)urity and germination and are
My seeds are all Government


*




rt


I
s


for transportation in in
branded in violation of 1


A'


.1


e commerce the aoE-
ieral See Act. :

Njre of misbrandt!t w A


entionled


shipment


mis.


41%%


Purity-..--.----------------------
Weed seeds_
Noxious seed in excess of 1 seed to


grams .......


Claimed


Percent
97. 60
.72


Found


Percent
93.75
3.33
(2)


Buckhorn.
Buckhorn,


sorrel, dock, dodder, and plantain.


case


was


terminated


on September


tender and the assessment of a fine of $25.
73. Misbranding of sweetclover seed. U. S.


of guilty.


Fine, $200.


1934,


upon


a plea


of nolo con-


v. American Field Seed Co.


S. 120.)


Plea


American


Field


Seed


Chicago, Ill., to Remington, Ind.,


Information


District
unlawful


2 bags


Ill., shipped i
(300 pounds)


States


of Illinois alleging that the American


ly


delivered


District


Field


interstate


O: INlar1Ch1


, 1934,


of sweetclover seed.


Court
Seed (


from


for the Northern


commeri


a corporation,
ce the above-


mentioned shipment misbranded in violation of the Federal Seed Act.

Nature of mnisbranding


Item


Prit ----------------
Inert; matter----------..


Claimed


Percent
99. 50


Found


Percent


Weed seeds_ _
Germination-- .. ... ....


Claimed


Percent
0.10
92.00


Found


Percent
1.26
64. 00


On December 6,


1934,


case


the assessment of a fine of $200.


was


terminated


upon


a plea


of guilty


74. Misbranding


" Sun-Field


(12


Field


Seed


Seed


August 14, 1934, from


of so-called


oat seed.


Service


1929


Victory


1934,


", reported


oats.


v. 100


bushels of seed oats.


to be a name style


Forty-third


Street,


to Salitna


was filed in


Kans.


the United


Seed seized


S. 122.)


used


Chicago,


, 40 bag


by the Ameri-


Ill., shipped on
,s (100 bushels)


States District Court


for the District of Kansas praying seizure of the 100 bushels of seed, alleging


sameI


to be mishranded


of the Federal


Seed


was


represented by the salesman as being a winter variety suitable for fall planting
in Kansas and the shipment was labeled Iowa grown, whereas it was not a


winter variety and not Iowa grown.
the United States marshal.


, 1934, a final


decree was entered


nCZ thn Cmtr )1 I il t h ntntin fn (hlf~nlAnhb2r ngttitn r cor irnr~


Co., Chicago,


was filed


in the United


transportation


and disposed of to a charitable institution for feed.


" New


West


Clarinda, Iowa,


September 7,


a libel


in violation


On December 31


Act in that


The remaining 30 bushels were seized by


providing for the disposal










76. Misbranding
tory Oats."


feed.


oat seed.


v. Fifty


bushels


so-called


"New


Seed seized and disposed of to a charitable institution for


S. 124.)


" Sun-Field Seed Service


Field


Seed


tember 3


of so-called


, 1934,


1929
from


" New


On September


West F
Clarinda


Victory


, reported to be a name style used by the American


orty-third
, Iowa, to


oats.


Street,
Baldwir


1934, a libel was filed in


Chicago,
i, Kans.,.


the United


Ill., ship
20 bags


States


iped on Sep-
(50 bushels)


District Court


praying seizure of the 50 bushels of seed,


violation of
agent of the
of oats, whl


Kansas.


the Federal
" Sun-Field


was


ereas


Seed
Seed


Act in that
Service" as


not suitable


alleging


was


same


to be misbranded


represented


being suitable


as a winter


variety


The seed was seized by the United States marshal.


orally


as a winter


variety


in the vicinity


On December 3,


1934,


a final


decree


was entered


of the seed to a charitable institution for feed


providing for


the disposal


purposes.


77. Misbranding of barley seed.
and released under bond.


S. v. 20 bags of barley seed.
S. 133. )


Seed seized


L.
Tenn


P. Cook,


Memphis,


., to Little Rock, Ark.,


A libel was


Tenn.,


shipped


on September


20 bags of barley seed.


1934,


from


M~emphis,


filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District


of Arkansas praying seizure of


branded in


part,


was


violation


the 20


of the Federal


bags of


Seed Act


seed


alleging


in that the seed


same
was


" Name and No. of Noxious Weeds per pound of pure seed-None


found


to contain


cheat in


excess


was seized by the United States marshal.


of 100


seeds


to 50 grams.


to be mis-
labeled, in
", whereas
The seed


On September


1934


after


having


admitted


the allegations


in the libel,


the seed was ordered released to L. P. Cook under $250 bond on condition thai
the seed be relabeled and disposed of in accordance with law and under super


vision of the


" Department of Agriculture.


78. Misbranding of wheat seed.
and released under bond.


S. v. 110 bags of wheat seed.
S. 136.)


Seed seized


P. Cook,


Memphis,


Tenn.


, shipped


on September


Tenn., to Little Rock, Ark., 110 bags (275 bushels)


1934,


from


Memphis,


of wheat seed.


A libel was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District
of Arkansas praying seizure of the 110 bags of wheat seed, alleging same to be


misbranded in


in part
Cockle
pound.


violation of the Federal


, "Name and
". whereas it


No. of Noxious


wa~fS


found


Seed Act in that the seed


Weeds per


to contain


pound


cheat at


The 63 remaining bags were seized by the


of pure seed.


was labeled,


32 Corn


the rate of 234 seeds per


United


States marshal.


On September 25, 1934, after having admitted the allegations of the libel, the


seed was ordered released to L. P


Cook under $500 bond


on condition that the


seed be relabeled and disposed of in accordance with law and under supervision


of the


" Department of Agriculture."


79. Misbranding of barley seed.
and released under bond.


S. v. 39 bags of barley seed.
S. 141.)


Seed seized


L. P


Cook, Memphis,


Tenn.,


Tenn., to Little Rock, Ark:,


shipped


ags (


on September


100 bushels)


1934


of barley seed.


, from


Memph


A libel was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of
Arkansas praying seizure of 39 bags of the above-mentioned shipment, alleging
same to be misbranded in violation of the Federal Seed Act in that the seed


wan lnholrl. in nnrt


" Nnrnma nnt Na nat wnvnini' wToni nor nnnnil nf nnrom cood










was


represented as being


" Common vetch."


The seed


ture containing 11.1 percent of Hungarian vetch,


United


States


marshal.


was found to be a mix-


The seed was seized by the


On December 14, 1934, the seed was released to claimant, the consignee, upon
payment of the costs and the filing of a bond on condition that the seed should
be reconditioned in compliance with the rules and regulations of the Department
of Agriculture of the State of California.


Misbranding of


oat seec


Red Rust Proof oats.


institution for
Fidelity Seed Co.,


Tenn.,


feed.


d. U. S. v. 3 bags of Winter Turf oats and 1 bag
Seed seized and ordered delivered to a charitable
(F. S. 148.)


Memphis, Tenn., shipped on August 20, 1934, from Memphis,


to Birmingham, Ala.,


August 16, 1934,


1 bag


bags


(480 pounds)


of Winter Turf oats


(160 pounds) of Red Rust Proof oats.


and on


On December 24, 1934, a libel was filed in the United States District Court for


the Northern


District


of Alabama


the above-mentioned two shipments


ma rshal


on December


1934.


praying seizure of the 4 bags of
. The seed was seized by the Un


seed from
Lited States


Nature of misbra-nding


Item


Winter Turf:
PurityW sds.........
WNeed seeds


Claimed


Percent
98


Found


Percent
91. 07
7.63


Item


Red Rust Proof:
Purity -----------
Weed seeds-------


Claimed


Percent
98
0


Found


Percent
89. 12
10.67


January


1935


the seed be delivered


no claimant
a charitable


havin


use as feed and not for sale or planting.


appeared,


institution in


the court


Jefferson


ordered


County,


that
for


82. Misbranding of soybean
guilty. Fine, $350. (F.


seed. I
S. 152.)


v. Purcell


Seed


Plea


Purcell Se
Evansvil!e, I
On March


Court
Co., a
merce


~edt


Inc.,


Evansville,


:nd., to Rockymount,


12, 1935,


for the Southern


corporation,


information
District


unlawfully


the above-mentioned


Seed Act in


nated


that it was


approximately


On April 8,
assessment of


1935.


Ind.,
, 40 b
was f


shipped


on March


ags (100 bushels)


filed


of Indiana,


delivered


shipment


labeled,


65 percent.


case


was


in the
alleging


Unite(
that


for transportation


misbranded


"Approx.


Ger. 90


terminated


a fine of $350.


upon


in viola tic
". whereas


a plea


1933


of soybean
d States D
the Purcell


from
seed.


district
Seed


in interstate com-
on of the Federal
s in fact it germi-


of guilty


83. Misbranding of wheat and soybean seed.


of guilty.


Fine, $200.


v. W. P


Bell & Co.


Plea


S. 153.)


W. P


Nashville, Teni


March


& Co.,


Nashville,


ro Talladega,


1934, from Nashville,


Tenn..


Ala.,


8 ba


Tenn


shipped on S*
gs (20 bushels


september


., to Roanoke, Ala.,


1933


of seed wheat


10 bags


from


and on


(20 bushels)


of soybean seed.
On April 17, 1935,


for the Middle


information


District


- --- -


was filed in the


of Tennessee


alleging


United


States District Court


W. P. Bell


& Co.,


a cor-


.....










.A libel was


filed in


the United


States


District


Court


for the District


.Kansas praying seizure of the 13 bags of seed, alleging same to be misbranded
in violation of the Federal Seed Act in that the seed was labeled, in part,


"Atlas


Sorgo "


whereas it was found


was


the United States marshal.


On April


1935,


the seed


to be Hegari.


released


to claimant,


$200 bond providing for correct labeling as to variety.
85. Misbranding of alsike and white clover seed mixture.


aisike a
stroyed.


white


Portland Seed Co.


GOreg., to Eureka,


C:


clover


seed


mixture.


Seed


The seed


was seized


the consignee,


seized


U. S.
and


under


v. 6 bags of
ordered de-


S. 161.)
., Portland, Oreg., shipped on March 9, 1935, from Portland,
alif., 6 bags of alsike and white clover seed mixture.


On April 1, 1935, a libel


was


filed


the Northern District of California


in the United


praying seizure of


States


District Court for


the 6 bags of seed,


leging same to be misbranded in violation of the Federal Seed Act in that the
:seed was labeled, in part, Weed Seed 0.72% ", whereas it was found to contain


3.27 percent of weed seeds.


The seed was seized by the United States marshal.


On May 25, 1935, the court ordered the seed to be destroyed.


86. Misbranding of ryegr
seized and released


'a


,ss seed. U. S. v. 6 bags of i
to shipper to be reconditioned.


ryegrass
(F. S.


seed.
162.)


Seed


Portland Seed Co.


SOreg.,


to .Eureka,


, Portland, Oreg.,


Calif.,


shipped on March 9, 1935,


6 bags of ryegrass seed.


from Portland,


On April 1
the Northern


1935,


District


a libel


was filed


of California


in the United


praying


alleging same to be misbranded in violation
*seed was seized by the United States marshal.


seizure


States


District Court for


of the 6


of the Federal


bags


of seed,


Seed


Nature of misbranding


Item


Purity ---_--------------.-- .. .. ----- -- ------ -------_-----
"Weed seeds--------------------------------.-----------------.............


Claimed


Percent
94. 70


Found


Percent
92. 33
4.70


On XMay 25, 1935, the seed was released


to the Portland Seed Co., to


conditioned in compliance with the rules and regulations of the
Agriculture of the State of California.


Department of


:87. Misbranding of alfalfa seed. U. S
and ordered destroyed. (F. S. 166.)


IWestland


Seed


'Salt Lake City,
seed.


Utah,


On April 15, 1935, a


3alt Lake City,
to Fort Collins,


libel


was tiled


v. 4 bags of alfalfa seed.


Utah


Colo.


, shipped


, 4 bags


in the United


the District of Colorado praying seizure of


ito be -misbranded


in violation


of the


Federal


the 4
1 Seed


on March 4,
(500 pounds)


Seed seized


1935


from


of alfalfa


States District Court for


bags of seed. alleging same


The seed


tby the United States marshal.

Nature of misbranding


was seized










88. Misbranding of spinach seed.
seized and ordered destroyed.


. v. 10
S. 171.)


bags


spinach


seed.


Seed


Charles H. Lilly Co.,


Wash


., to Birmingham,


On April 23, 1935, a


the Northern District
above-mentioned ship


Seattle,


Ala.
libel


Wash


,20 bags (2,(
was filed in


., shipped on August 16, 1934, from Seattle,.


)0 pounds)


of spinach seed.


the United States District Court for


of Alabama praying seizure of 10 bags of seed from the


ment, alleging same to be misbranded


Federal Seed Act, in that it was labeled, in part,


it germinated not more than 45.25
On May 28, 1935, no claimant hU


of the seed by


percent.
ving appeared,


in violation


" Germination 90


of the-


whereas;


the court ordered destruction


the United States marshal.


89. Misbranding of sweetclover seed and redtop seed. U. S. v. 1 bag of sweet-
clover seed and 1 bag of redtop seed. Seed seized and ordered destroyed.
(F. S. 174.)


Dobson Hicks Co.


ville,
bags


Tenn.,


, Nashville, Tenn., shipped on February 21, 1935, from Nash-


to Franklin, Ky., 2 bags


(512 pounds)


(333 pounds)


of redtop seed.


of sweetclover seed


A libel was filed in the United States District Court for the Western District
of Kentucky praying seizure of 1 bag of sweetclover seed and 1 bag of redtop


seed


from


the above-mentioned


violation of the Federal Seed Act.


marshal


on May 3,


shipment,


The seed


alleging same


was seized


1935.


to be misbranded


the United


States~


Nature of misbranding


Item


Sweetclover:
Pu ity-......
Redtop:
Purity ----
Germination..


Claimed


Percent
99. 05


Found


Percent
89.83


87. OT
- nan


On May 21, 1935, no claimant having appeared,


tion of the seed by the


the court ordered the destruc-


United States marshal.


90. Misbranding
seed and i


. S. 178.)
Hardison


sorghum and


lespedez


bag of lespedeza seed.


Seed


March 28, 1935, from Nashville,


a seed. U. S. v. 1 bag of sorghum
Seed seized and ordered destroyed..


Tenn.,


shipped


on March 11,


Tenn., to Birmingham, Ala., 1


seed and 1 bag of lespedeza seed, respectively.


On May 24,


Northern


same


1935,


bag of sorghum


1935, a libel was filed in the United States District Court for the


District


to be misbranded


seized by the


United


Alabama


praying seizure of


in violation


of the


Federal


the 2


States marshal on May 27, 1935.


Seed


ags of seed
Act. The


, alleging


seed


was


Nature


misbranding


Claimed


Found


I


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