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THE BILLINGS COUNTY PIONEER [VENT,/' OF TH E WEEK THRO ( HOUT THF STATE TOLD IN BRIEF FORM FATHER AND SON DIE IN CRASH WILLISTON---Two f a m i l i e s were struck by tragedy recently when two cars collided headon near Malta, Mont taking the lives of f~ur, with two children critically injured. In one car were Merle Savage, former Williston man, and his 9-year-old son, Edward. The boy was killed instantly and the father died soon after being taken to a Malta hospital. In the ether car were Mr. and Mrs. George Green of rural Wag-~ her, Mont and thei.' two teen-age sons. Mrs. Green was killed in the crash;'her husband died Sun- day afternoon, and the two boys are critically injured. With the adults in ,oth cars dead, details of the accident were difficult to obtain. Savage and his young son were returning from the Dodson irrigation project where the former had been employed, and Mr. and ?Ira. Green were en reut~ to their farm home near Wagner. 14 N. Dak. 4-H Members Get Trip FARGO--Selected for their ac- tivities and achievement records in th~ state-,:ide 4-H club program, 14 North Dakota farm boys and girls have been awarded trips to Chicago to attend the National 4-H club congress Dec. 1-5. They will be official representa- tives of North Dakota's 4-H club members. Chosen to attend the National 4-H congress were Marion Ulmer, Fullerton; Natalie Jones, Valley City; Olive Williams of McKenzie county; Lois Josewski, Maxbass; Mary Margaret Coe, Crary; Gene- vieve Rode, Amenia; Elaine Baum- garten, Durbin; Bruce Lambourn, A m i d o n; Leevern Brotherton, Forbes; Wayne Muilenberg, En- derlin; Warren Nienas, Thompson; Robert Deeds, Wahpeton; Harry Mlcl~augh; Lanaford, and Edwiu Martin, Wheatland. " N. D. Native To 'Command 3rd Fleet HILLSBORO--A native of this CRT and state, Rear Admiral How- a~ F. Kingman has been named to/command the U. S. third fleet, replacing Ads. Wm. F. Halsey, jr who recently resigned. Ads. King- man is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kingman, who oper- ated large farming interests near here in the early 1900's. He was graduated from the naval academy at Annapolis, Md in 1911, and has followed his navy career since. The l~st time he visited here was about 10 years ago. Before receiving command of the third fleet, Ads. Kingman 'was commander of bat- tle division nine of the Pacific fleet. BOY INJURED IN TRACTOR MISHAP EMBDEN -- Glenmore Gust,- 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gust of here, is a pat:ent in a Fargo hospital, folkwing a tractor acci- dent on a farm, owned by his older brother and his father, northwest of here. He was injured when a tractor driven by Richard Camas, 12, a ward of Alver Gust, who op- erates the farm, overturned after striking a barrel frozen in the earth. The boy was pinr ed be- neath the tractor. N. D. HOST TO HUNTERS BISMARCK--North Dakota was host to a record number of out-of- state hunters this fall, with ap- proximately 8,000 visiting sports. men coming to this state f6r up~ land game hunting. Last year only about 2,000 licenses were sold to out.of-state hunters. Breaks Back On Errand of Mercy BISMARCK--Mrs. EHc H. John- son of Maddoek, who has been staying hero to be near her hus- band, who is a patient in the BIS- nutrek hospital, is now a patient in the same hospital She was on her way to the hospital, when she fell and sustained a broken back. Physielan~ placed her in a body east. Fire Destroys Farm Residence MERCER--Membere of two families who occupy the Jacob Just farm house near here, recently had a The Rudolph and Reuben Hinsz familie~ both ram- their belongings. FARMER KILLED HUNTING DEER COOPERSTOWN -- The state's first fatality of the 1945 deer hunt- ing season occurred recently when Edward Barge, 31, son of Elias Berge, farmer living southeast of here. died of wounds suffered when Ibis shotgun accidentally discharged as he was preparing to go hunt- ing. Berge was killed when he picked up his gun after stopping to chop a hole in the ice over the S1 eyenne river near his farm home. In compan,with a cousin, Edwin Johnson, he had gone hunt- ing. They stopped at the river to chop ice so ~hat some hogs could water there. Berne laid his gun c the ice, chopped the hole, then reached down to pick up his gun. tie died before a physician could reach him. He is survived by his father and a sister. His mother and three of the Berge children children 'ied in the flu epidemic during World War I. FIRE CLAIMS GIRL'S LIFE FORT RICE--Little Rose Mary Gardner, 2% year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Gardner here, was fatally burned recently in a fire which destroyed the Gardner home here. The little girl was alone in the house when ~the fire broke out. Mr. Gardner was attending an auction sale and Mrs. Gardner, af- ter putting Rose Mary to bed, was, in the absence of her husband, car- ing for the tavern operated by the Gardners. The house was directly behind the tavern building. It is not known how the fire started, but when it was discov- ered it was impossible to get into the house, and a hole was chopped in the side of the building in an attempt to rescue the little girl, but it was not possible to reach her in time to save her life. WEST RESIGNS AT U. N. D. GRAND FORKS--C. A. Jack West, for 18 years athletic direc- tor of the University of North Dakota, was announced recently. A successor for West, who plans to go into business for himself, will be na~. later. He served in dual capacity of athletic director and head football coach for 14 of his 18 years at UND. PRIEST KILLED IN AUTO MISHAP ,FORT 'ATE- - Rev. Berthold I~rown, 32, Catholic priest here, died at Miller, S. D recently fol- lowing an automobile accident near here. Indian agency authorities at Fort Yates believed loose gravel to be the cause of the accident. Father Brown was taking "five In- dian children to the Indian School at Marti, S.D. None of the others were injured seriously. Famed Guerrilla Fighter Re-enlists NAPOLEON--It is "back in the army" for Gottlieb Neigum, the army corporal who became a na- tion-wide nero, by survi,:ing the infamous Bataan March of Death, escaped a Japanese prison camp, rose to a colonel in t~e Filipino guerrilla army and then escaped from the Philippines with three small children. Neigum first enlisted in 1936 and went to the Philippines in 1938. There he married Alice Taylor, daughter of an American engineer stationed in the Philippines. There were born their two childcen, Kay, now 6, and Jeffrey, now 4. War separated the family and Ne~gum was taken a prisoner on Bataan April 6, 1942. He escaped July 16, 1942. Mrs. Neigum was :n a Manila hospital vrhen the Japanese cap- tured that city, and was taken pri- soner. Later she was released, and still later imprisoned again. During part of the time she was out of prison, she left her children with her mother and joined her husband at a guerrilla camp. For two years Neigum fought with the guerrillas and then, with his wife in a Japanese prison camp, he succeeded in spiriting his two children and another child out of Manila and escaped with the three to Australia in an American submarine Mrs. Neigum, released from the prison camp when the Japanese were driven from Luzon, joined her husband and their two children at Napoleon last May. Now Neigum, recently honor- ably discharged from the arm](, has re-enlisted and the Neigum family are making preparations to return to the islands. Albino Coyote Goes To Federal Museum KILLDEER--The albino coyote caught recently near the George Vollmer farm north of Killdeer, by Frank Stocke, has been sent to Washington, D. C where it will he preserved in the National Mu- seum along with other rare speci- mens Mr. Green, director of the Chicago office of the Fish and Wildlife Service, was in Killdeer and stated that he believed thi~ to be the first albino coyote ever taken by their fieldmen who have killed 1~ million coyotes for the Fish and Wildlife Service. NORTH DAKOTA LEADS NATION BISMARCK--The War Finance Division ~ the Treasury Depart- ment recently announced that North Dakota was the first in the nation in i~ E Bond quota. The goal for the nation in individual sales is $4,000,000,000 including $2,000,000,000 in E Bonds. The over-all goal for the loan drive as a whole is $11,000,000,000. Solution In Next Issue. 2 3 4 5 - 6 ?t 8 12 13 . 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Believes 40 Center 45 Printer's meseure 45 Symbol for tellurium 47 Stalks of tell grass 48 To close tightly 49 Dolphinllke cetacean 50 College official M Part of "to be" M Pedal digit 5? Native metal 58 Corded cloth 61 Exists Answer to Pussle NO. 811. fJertos E-4M~ Good Fields Look GOOD From the Air! O By EDWARD EMERINE WNU Featurea. WE WERE a few min- utes out of Kansas City, and the C-47 transport plane was gliding along at about 160 miles an hour, some 2,500 feet above sea level. The rolling lands of eastern Kansas lay below us. "Notice the erosion down there, Art?" I asked the man sitting in the bucket-seat next to me. "Yes, I do," he replied quickly. "Pretty bad on some of those farms, but look at the ponds, the terracing and con- tour farming on others." The mission was a press flight, and "Art" was Arthur V. Burrowes. editor of the News-Press, St. Joseph, Me. At the time I was a public rela- tions officer with the Air Transport command. A group of radio and press representatives was being flown to Abilene for the homecom- ~ng celebration for General of the Armies Dwight D. Eisenhower. A lot of us were looking out of the plane's windows, surveying the soil situation as we sped through the air. Like many others, Editor Bur- rowes is interested in conserving the rich soil of northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas. The city of St. Joseph, with its stockyards, pack. lng plants, cereal mills and rows of business houses, depends on that soil. Art Burrowes writes editorials about it, gives space for news sto- ries and pictures that tell about keeping that good earth from going down the Missouri river, into the Mississippi, and on down to the Gulf of Mexico to build a greater delta there. He was that day seeing his beloved country for the first time from the air. Take 'Mental Photographs.' But for the past four years or more, while bombers and fighters have circled overhead and crossed the 48 states, Americar~ youths in those planes have been lobking down on American cities and farms. With practiced eye they've taken mental photographs of hills and valleys, guL lies and mesas, plains and moun. tains, rivers and lakes. As they trained to be pilots, navigators and bombardiers, they also learned about America. "I'm going to buy a farm when the war's over," a young pilot told me. "But I want to fly over and look at it first." I knew what he meant. He want- ed to see the colorations of the soil, the yellowish patches where the soil was thin, the darker shades of red and brown, and finally, the black, rich bottoms. He wanted to see how much of his farm would be good land and what percentage would t)e poor. In a minute's flight over the farm he could see every gully, lo- cate every pond, and view every ef- l~rt at soil conservation. That pilot had seen soil all over America, from the Everglades of Florida to the hills of New England. He had seen rocks sticking up out of fields in Virginia and had battled red dust over Oklahoma. He had flown over denuded hills of Alabama and Georgia and traced the missing soil to the marshes down near the ocean. Up in the air the story of the land is told graphically and quickly. The chart spread nut below hides noth- ing and reaches ~ coast to coast, from Imrder to' border. The vari- colored sells admit the/r worth. The md~nt of d~mage by a forest fire is viewed within minutea. An Ohio riv- al" flood, hmhin~ out to de.roy or etwry away man's home and food, will take only a few hours to cover from an airplane. Houses, Uvest~k 8rod debris flonting down the stream arm! do not make a pretty sight, but hun- dreds of fliers have seen it. Years ago I flew from Scottsbluff, Nob over the North Platte valley in a small biplane. There were uncov- ered fields where potatoes and beans had been grown, and the wind was whipping up dust to be carried away. But southwest of Mitchell, I noticed something else. Where the Hall Brothers h~d used strip-farm- ing for their wheat growing, the dust wasn't blowing! Abandon Ranch. It was in 1936, after the "dust- bowl" years, that I talked to an old friend, R. T. Cline, at Brandon, Colo inquiring about acquaintances of other years. How is the Rupp family? It was my question. "They left their ranch," Dick Cline told me. "They moved to the Arkansas valley and have a filling station, I think. So much dust cov- ered the range they couldn't run cat- tle any more." Recently I flew over eastern Colo- rado, and the range looks good now. Maybe the Rupps are back on their ranch. About 10 years ago I visited my Uncle Ira, who lived on my grand- father's old farm between Carrsville @ The first erosion I ever saw was on our homestead ranch near Calhan, Colo. The settlers planted trees for a windbreak, and I chased tumble- weeds for sport. The Honorable Robert G. Sim- mons, now on the supreme court of Nebraska, used to be a representa- tive in congress. I've heard a lot of his speeches, but the most im- pressive thought he ever uttered was, to me, something like this: "Nebraska has no mines, no oil wells," said Bob Simmons. "No- b~aska's wealth is eight inches of top soil." Early in the New Deal, a shelter belt was suggested. It was to be a grove of trees from the Canadian border to the Rio Grande. It was laughed at until it was abandoned. But I'm not so sure it wouldn't have been a good thing. Gigantic Windbreak. My reason for believing in a shel- ter belt is the Halsey National for- est at Halsey, Neb. Out in the mid- dle of an arid country is a beautiful pine forest covering 30,000 acres, a gigantic windbreak which conserves the soil and builds it up year after year. I can imagine such a forest extending across the United States, and it doesn't look silly to me! Soil erosion is everybody's busi- ness, I think. The banker, the doc- tor, the merchant--all are affected as much as~ the farmer. Some two billion people in the world depend for their livelihood on that thin skin of top soil spread over the earth. Erosion Shows Its Colors and Hampton, in Livingston county, Kentucky. We walked over the hilly farm. "lt should have been terraced years ago," Uncle Ira admitted. "It could have been done. There was a big wash right here, for instance, but I kept filling it in with brush and trees and stuff. Not a trace of it left now, see?" I've never seen that old farm from the air, but thousands of American fliers have looked down upon it. I think I know how it looks from up there. Several aviators I've known are concerned about erosion in America. Don't expect them to join Friends of the Land, or write about conserva- tion with the skill of Louis Brom- field; but they're concerned about it just the same, One of them wbo had flown over ilm Sahara and Gobi deserts rs~narked ttmt there were no Chicagos or New Yorks in those places. He might have added that there were no Ford or General Mo- tors factories there either. I am nots farmer, no more than I am a pilot For three years I rode around in planes while I was in the army. but I'm Just a news- paper man with a rural background. Many believe that 140 million people in the United States should be a ]~ittle concerned over soil loss and destruction, lr/ any event, it shouldn't be left entirely to the farmer to combat wind, water, fire and overc~opping. See It for Yourself Many towns and cities are using aerial surveys in their postwar plan- ning. Traffic, smoke, zoning, park planning and other civic problems can be surveyed from an airplane," many times more advantageously than from the ground. And always it is a thrill to fly over your own house and yard, to look down on the little spot you call home~ But it is the vast farms, ranches and ranges that make the greatest aerial panorama. See for yourself. Get a "sky-view" of the land you think you know so well. You'll like It. The next time you ride in an air- plane, look out at the technicolor soil map below you. stretching miles and miles for you to study. Look particularly at the acres of poor, de- nuded soil, yellowish and impotent. And remember that your food, even the meal the ~lr~ine's hostess has Just served, came from the sou below you. Looking Down on Texas From a BT- 14 Thommnds of men who trsined with the AAF at Randolph Field will remember the BT-14. the plane from which tkey first surveyed Tex- sa from the air. The BT-14 allowed ma unobstructed vfew of the lamb soape below, and many o~ the st~- dent pflois wondered ~mt how soft those fletds really were in ease they had to make a landing am one of them. Rondotph ~ has lon~ olaimed to be Unc4e Sam's "We~ ]PeinJ el the Air." One ef our permanent air fields, Randolph greatly Increased its training as early as 1940. The service records of most pilots, young or old, will ~how a tour of duty at Randolph Field Training will von- tinuo at Bandolph for AAF person- nel, even ~hough the war has ended, Many ether types of planes were wed, and are being used, at Ban- dsil~ for beth~ Imsle saul advueed t f