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April 19, 1945     The Billings County Pioneer
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BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER A~rlculture is as essential to the war effort as out fighting .men on the fronts and the backbone of ag- rwulture is the farm machinery in- dustry Napoleon said that an army travels on its stomach, so that without food our armies could not function. Without the farm ma- chinery industry, agriculture could not function. The part that the farm ma- chinery industry has played in the development of American agricul- ture and in its present role in the war effort is given tribute by George L. Gillette. president of the Farm Equipment Institute and vice president and general sales manager of the Minneapolis-Moline Power Implement company. "If it were not for farm ma. chinery, most of us would have to spend our days eking out a meager existence from the soil," Gillette says. "Once it required 57 man-hours to grow and ~arvest an acre of wheat yielding 20 bushels. Today OEolgol L aILLrrll~ we can produce an acre of 20- busiml wheat with less than four ing of mechanized agriculture by man-hours of labor, achieving astounding increases in "Once there were vast stretches food production. of eroded land that defied the "These dealers believe in the farmer. Today much of this land future of the American farm and has been reworked to produce food. equipment industry," Mr. Gillette All this has been possible only says. "They, like the manufacturo through advanced farm equipment, ers, believe in our country's future, "Much progress had been made an America in which there will be by agriculture before 1941, but food for all, and--with progressive when the war came, the farmers agriculture as a foundation -- an were called upon to produce even ever-advancing standard of living more. Although the farm equip- for a world at peace." ment manufacturers were tQ0 busy Mr. Gillette feels that all peG- making the tools of war to manu- ple, particularly those living in facture any new types of farm ma- cities and towns, should realize chinery, we have continued to turn that practically all food, clothing out repairs for machines already and other essentials come from the on the farm and as many complete farms that produce these things at units as government limitation or- low cost because of the miracles ders permitted; and the American accomplished by modern farm ran. farm has demonstrated the bless- chinery. Manila Contrast U.$. $ig~l Corpi Photo MANILA, P. I,--In contrast to numerous pictures of destruction and death in Manila, this scene of youngsters of the city, formerly interned In Santo Tomas camp, shows a lighter aide of contemporary llfo on the Pearl of the Orient. They are applauding an act of a show sponsored by a Signal CorDs Photo omvanv unit. Popular Jungle Salesman U.S. . Armx $igned Corp: Photo SOMEWHERE IN NEW GUINF-~-zSgt. Henr~ Yachel, 9f Los A.~lo= 'qran~ the cash roadster" for the nrst time when uon ~owara "~ ' - made the imtial purchase at his Post Ex C. Breni'zer, ~ew ~ork City:, "" change unit here. Officers .of the .Special Services DiviSlnOn ~y t~at a roximately 11,000 PXunics are m operatmn a~ home a u o erseu. ~oPsPlt popular items are American-made."smokes~, a n ~, l~e~ drinks, beer, toothpaste ann snawng soap. ~ucn yes goes overseas in a lightweight non.retur~ me oot~.m mat Will ~come available to civilians in post-war years, many ox the mrger ros~ ~xo change units resemble a well-stocked, oepartment store. ] Pt|lt.$, n, THE CLbS ST fee EVeR Li M ITS.# By Russell Keaton FIVE- FOUR TO CREATE- HAVE. JUST ~IGHTED ANOTHF-R PLANE. OVER. 4--0-4~; ~TH~S IS PILLOW~ I~ IN SIGHT YOU,'Z STATION REQUEST PER- )1 ~MiSSION TO LEAVE FREQUENCY AND ~1 CONTACT TOWER FOR I FA,;, TIENCE AND TH," couR^G oF % I s.ouLo JUST W, Np O/O .OH.eHAT SKY i",'