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Cancer C o -1o] Wants Volunteer MEDORA, BILLINGS COUNTY. NORTH DAKOTA. THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 1945 "---------- NUMBER 44 A new call to arms against can- cer in the nation was sounded to- day with the appointment of K E. Simonson, Fargo businessman and civic leader, as state campaign chairman of the American Cancer Society. The appoL~tment came from Eric A. Johns~n~ national campaign chairman of the Society, better known in his capacity as president of the Urdted States Chamber of Commerce. Commenting on the North Dakota cancer situation, Mr. Simonson said in Fargo that the death rate has been averaging about 800 persons per year in, the state with an esti- mated 1,800 at the present time af- flicted,with the disease. The/North Dakota Field Army of the American Cancer Society under the direction of Mrs .J.W. Snyder, Commander, announced today the opening of a permanent state office in Fargo. Mrs. Snyder, long active in cancer control work in North Dakota, hailed the aU-out national effort to control cancer scheduled for the month of April proclaimed by the Congress of the United States as Cancer Control month. Governor Fred G. Aandahl is scheduled to issue a proclamation for North Dakota or~ April 4, Mrs. Snyder said. The m~or effort will be on publicity and public educa- tion, it was Dointed .out by North Dakota officials of the Cancer So- ciety, and a goal has been set of bringing a message on the warning signals of cancer into every home in the state. In connection with re- search and public education, a fund of $5,000,000 is sought for the na- tion with North Dakota's quota set at $30,000. Mr. Simonson, head of severn/ businesses in addition to being ac- tive in the war bond drives and civic affairs, appealed to the bus/- hess interests of the state through their Chamber of Commerce and to the farmers to take part in this program. "When you consider that of all the women between the ages of 45 and 80 now living in the Uni- ted States, one out of every three who wil die will be victims of can- cer, you can begin to appreciate the importance and justification for call- ing for full public cooperation," Mr. Simonson said, The North D~kota Field Arm~ of the American Can- eer Society should be augmented by men and women volunteers in every county m the state. Such vol- unteers are asked to write or other- wise contact the Society's office at 4~ South Broadway in Fargo." Townships Plan Velerans Farms Veterans' farm rehabilitation, has been made the responsibility of local township groups according to a plan. which has been developed by Snor- ri M. 'Dhorfinnson, extension leader in land, use for the North Dakota State Agricultural Extension Serv- ice. This plan has beer~ adopted, by several states and is gaining nation- wide attention since many agencies still are groping in a general ap- proach to the problems. The p4art had its origin in work developed in 1940 in Sargent coun- ty where Thorfirmson was county agent at the time. In Schuman town- ship in that county a meeting was called to de~ern~aed how many servicemen would be interested in returning to farm life ~fter the war. The list was very easy to compile and each man received a letter from the township committee. Of the 29 Schuman township serv- icemen who were overseas, sixteen expressed an Intention of coming back to the farm. To establish each irt his home community a survey was made disclosing that there were 58 farms in the township. These were plotted roughly an@ a poten- tial division rn~de which outline@ 70 farm home units capable of sustain- ing families, Since the survey was made two of the veterans have been killed in ac- tion, whicl~ leaves 14 for whom, farm units need to be provide& Provisior~ is made for caring for their needs. Thorfinnson, an Icelander by d~- scent, was graduated from the North Dakota Agricultural college in 1924. His first experience in agricultural education was as Smith Hughes in- structor, which he COl~tinued for nine years. The next 12 yea~ were spent as county agent of Sargent county. Now associatec~ with the state ex- tension service, he is assembling d~ta through the aid of county agents to fin~ out how many North Dakota servicemen want to come back to the farm~ The returning vet- erans will be assisted by the co-op- eration of state, co~mty and town- ship organization. Confidence is ex- pressed tha~ the needs of all can be cared for satisfactorily. With all signs pointing to another big crop in 1945, and with storage and shipping conditions certain to be fight at harvest time, each far- mer is urged by the AAA to start now to work out his own problem for handling his 1945 crop when harvest comes. MEET WITH THXEE U. $. A~Y FIELD COIdb~NDER$, above, chat with their "boss," Gem Dwight D. Elsenhower. left, supreme Allied commander, ~omewhers on t~e German front, as their Armies race acres~ Hit- lerLRnd driving for Berlin. Lt. Gem C~orge S. Patton, Jr commander of the U. S. Third Army, ges. tl~tlate~ with his left arm, u Gen. Omar N. Bradley, 12th Army group commander, and It. Gen. Courtney H. ~Iodges, right, U. S. First Army cornman{mr, look on. ~h18 l~ an official Un|ted States Army Siamal Corvs radiophoto. (International Soundphoto) Gets Big Chance A~ON~ the ten "Cinderellag' who will get an opportunity to make good in a forth~ large scale film production is Gcorgimmaa Ban nister, Charlotte, N. C~ ~mle~~d from 4,000 recently aud/t/oned /. radio ~riaL (l~r~u~/m~D Nearly 6 million pairs of worn out arn'~ ~oes were reclain~d, rebuilt and reissue~ to soldiers last year. CAN WE DO IT AGAIN? Farmers in North Dakota are now starting to seed another wartime crop in response to demands for another year of all- out production. Goals for 1945 call for about the same live- stock production and about nine million more acres of cropland for the country as a whole. These goals .have been set after carefully considering all the needs for food during the com- ing year. In spite of many difficulties Dakota farmers will try to meet the goals--so that enough food will be grown to feed our fighting forces on all the fronts. People at home need plenty of food too--to keep the supplies of war materials moving to the battle areas. Food is also needed to feed liberated and conquered peoples, for lack of food could upset our peace plans. Farmers can grow this food with the assurance that they will receive fair returns for the results of their labor. Con- gress has directed that the prices of many farm commodities, covering more than two-thirds of the country's total farm production, be maintained at 90 percent of parity or better [during the war and for two years afterwards. Now all that we need is more machinery, plenty of farm abor, and good weather. Last year farmers produced one- [ hird more than before the war with 10 percent less man- power. This year the determined spirit is still there, but time lone will tell whether or not we can overcome all of these dif- ficulties. The one-half million gallons of l county where farmers may order Axnerican gasoline captured or des- troyed during the Germeh break- through in Belgium last December would be enough for 60,000 automo- bile "A" rations for a month. the help they will need aries where workers may be received and di- recte~ to err~ployment, accordin~ to NDAC Extension Service. Iodine needed in the rations of Local farm labar placement serv- dairy cows can be supplied by feed~ ices will be established in each ing fresh iod~ze~ salt. HITCHHIKE UP WITH U. S. NINTH A~ troops are shown above riding the powerful tank destroyers to keep up w:th the big push into the heart of Germany. In an advance that has the Nazis reeling, the Allied toot sol- diers all along the throbbing western front have & problem on their hands in keeping apace with the fast-moving forward unit& Th~s t~ g U. S. Army Signal Corps radiophoto. (International Soundvhoto) Member of Yank Artillery Battalion 6th ARMy GROUP, FRANCE-- C~I. AlberfP: Balkowitsch, Route 1, Fort Rice, North Dakota ~s a member of the 264th Ordnance Company on the U. S. Seventh Ar- my Alsac front. The American ar. tiIIery battalion in position just be- hind the infantry had just lost two 105 ram. howitzers in an enemy surprise attack. "Can you replace our losses," the 264th Ordnance Company was asked. Three hours later the combat or- dnancemen had made their deliv- ery. In a few minutes these new 105's were firing in support of in- fantry troops which retook lost ground and on the next day recap- tured the two lost howitzers. The Germans had thrown phos- phorous grenades in the howitzer's barrels in an attempt to destroy them. Again, the 264th came to the rescue, cleaning the burrdng phos- phorous out of the barrels and sav- ing the guns from damage. Unusual tasks of supply and re- pair have become routine for the versatile 264th Ordnance Company, s medium maintenance unit which began operation in December, 1944, supporting troops of Lt. Gen. Jacob L. Devers' 6th Army Group. "The capactiy of this company increases with the intensity of bat- tle," explained Ist Lt. James E. Sweeney of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. commanding officer. "All in a day's work for our various mechanic- specialists is the overhaul of 100 rifles, one 105 ram. howitzer and 12 vehicles. In a matter of hours these items are redelivered to front-line traits, effecting a minimum lapse of t/me out of action," Varied work of these ordnance- men who operate in shop trucks is: weapons repair on anything from a .30 calibre rifle or a .45 calibre pis- tol to a 240 ram. howitzer; automo- tive repair on any tYpe of vehicle; and instrument repair. Improvisa- tion spec}alis~ are the men wha work in the machine shop where the parts are made from scratch when supplies are lacking. An evacuation crew retrieves seriously ramaged vehicles and ar- tillery pieces from the battlefield while service crews continuously ~ur the front to make minor re- pairs on the spot. Oppose Federal MVA Control Opposition to any changes in the administrative features bf the Mur. ral-Cochran MVA bill which would put the Missouri River authority under the domination of Washing- ton officials was voiced by state Farmers Union presidents meeting with the National Farmers Union board of directors at Washington last week. Attending the conference, which d/scussed other pressing issues with congressional and administrative is- sues from North Dakota were Pre- sident GJenn J. Talbott, Vice Presi. dent Ole L. Olson, member of the national board. Martin Byrne, di- revtor of organization, and A. M: Knortland, director of membership servicee. President Talbott presided at the session which discussed MVA, at which Sen, Murray of Montana. author of the MVA bill, David E LHlenthal, chairman of TVA, and Morris L. Cooke, fromer REA ad- ministrator, discussed prospects of securing legislation at this session In another action, the Farmers Union leaders defended the price control program against the attacks made upon it by the meat packers, declaring that the meat packers were not talking for public interest, but only for their own pocketbool~. The group said that further sub. sidles to packers would not increase returns to livestock producers. Secretary of Commerce Henry A. Wallace ~.~ld the Farmers Union conference that immediate post-war business would continue because of accumulated savings, building boom, and export trade, but that when re- serves are depleted about ten Years hence we must have a program ready to continue full employment. Other sessions dealt wlth agricul- tural legislation, international of. fairs, relations with labor groul~, and tax matters. Family Farms Credii For FSA How well the smaller, family- type farm families in North Dako- ta are using Farm Security super- Affiliate of the Arkansas Auto- vised credit is brought out in a re. mobile .Dealers Association,thecent survey among, families patti- company's original members were cipating in that program, Walter J, rae~rmted iR Arkansas. It was acti- Maddock, North Dakota FSA state a~ea on ~ept. i0, 1942, and ar- azreetor said this week, rived overseas on Nov. 13, 1944.~ farm families using this creaz~ ann supervzsory service are "" "l~lapi mose wno could not meet the legal e ,usar ~ requirements of other lend- ~a~i H b"" --no-eron~ ~ ~ ~"~ ~" ~"' their repayment records, their excellent food production achievements, in- creased inventories and over-aLl economic improvement prove that his friends recertfiy with ~mu~e r~ea1 they were not laeking in ability to maple sugar made in North and to make the best of avail- Attorney p. S. Jungers of Hebron ~ble oppo~tmitiea and Geiszler debated about how T.J. Kasper, counCy ~ super. maple sugar was made, Jungers no-vmor for Morton county, reports ted that the native boxelder trees szx new F~SA families borrowed are first cousins to the maples. The $6,09~00 and 19 supplemental loans two men found some box elders a- were made for $I~,502.00 betweer~ June 30, 1944 and March 1, 194~. long the creek at the rear of the $167,94~.00 was repaid on indebt. residence and tapped one. The buc- edness within the same period. ket full of sap re~ulting from this yeas boiled down to a rich syrup by #Mrs. Geiszler. Will Enforce N. D. Gambling Atty. Gen. Nels G. Johnson has asked the "full and active co-ope~- ation of every peace officer and states attorney" in a crack.down on gambling in North Dakota. Johnson said that numerous com- plaints made to his office ir~ the past few weeks indicate ' is considerable violation of the gamb- ling laws, particularly in that ter- ritory located west of the Missouri river." In a letter sent to all peace offi. cers and states attorneys, Johnson said that since the attorney gen. eral's department has only three in- spectors, "it is physically impossible for thi softies to enforce the law prohibiting gambling and the use of gambling devices throughout the state. "I shall, therefore, expect You to actively enforce these laws******** (and) to seize any and all devices used for gambling****, report their seizure here and turn them over to an inspecto~ who will call for them** "Whenever slot machines or gambling devises are displayed**** I shall expect you, without any warning to the party or parties displaying these devices, to seize and hold them for delivery to a regular inspector of this depart- ment." A/R CENSORSHIP Radio Station KFI in Los An- geles has denied its facilities to six cozrm~ntators whose views d~@ not agree with those of the station man- a~gement~ 10 California Congressmen dt=clarect ir~ a resolution published in the Congressional Recor~ Rep. Ellis E. Patterson (D Calif.) called this policy "an arbitrary whim, allow- ing no one else but the station's owner (Earle C. Anthony) to ex- press his views." North Dakota AAA County Com. mittees may issue AA-2 rations on 3,230,000 board feet and AA-3 rat- ings on 12,551,000 board feet of lumber for farm repair and con. struetion during ApriI, May and June. The tmpleasant din'k-colors@ ring that often appeara on the outside of of the yolk of a hard cooked egg i~ the r~-u]t either of too much heat or too long cooking. -, by FBI DESCRIBED by the FBI as a mas- ter forger whose activities have netted him about $200,000 s/nee 1932, Alexander Phiel, 57, was ar- rmgned in New York and held in $25,000 bail on a $4,000 bsd check charge. FBI men picked him up as he completed an indefinite term in the U. S. Public Health hos- pital, Lexington, Ky, under an assumed name, for a n~rcoties violation. (Internatio~l)