From the

Lewiston Tribune

June 23, 1959

BOISE — Idaho cherries have been quarantined from California, Utah and parts of Montana unless they have been fumigated, the Department of Agriculture said Monday.

The department said the cherries are under quarantine restriction in the Montana counties of Flathead, Missoula and Ravalli.

The cherries must be fumigated under supervision of the department, and the department said it cannot sign fumigation certificates on individual packages of cherries bound for shipment to quarantine areas by parcel post or auto.

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James F. Keating Jr. of Caldwell, an employe of the Idaho Fish and Game Department since 1954, yesterday was named area fisheries biologist at Lewiston. He will succeed Ralph Pirtle July 1.

The appointment was announced by the game department at Boise, the Associated Press reported. Pirtle, area biologist for the last 5½ years, will move to Cordova, Alaska, to be a district biologist in commercial fisheries for the Alaskan Department of Fish and Game.

Keating, 25, has been active in two studies in the Lewiston region during his five years with the Idaho department.

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