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as onions, carrots, beets has been shorter than others and for that reason their export has been cut down. Since this year there probably are millions of Victory gardeners for the first time sticking seeds into the earth, the possibility of waste is greater than usual. Even farmers have trouble gauging just how many seeds to put into a ro\v of vegetables. So the Victory gardeners can help by following following instructions on their seed packages and not over-sowing. Vegetables growing too thickly must be thinned out before they bear normally. That wastes seeds. "In order for us to get by this rear, it is absolutely necessary that no seeds be wasted," says G. C. Edler, Edler, seed specialist of the agriculture agriculture department. He reports the seed business booming, with sales breaking all records, and estimates the wholesale wholesale value will top 100 million dollars. dollars. 10 million more than a year ago. Stores which normally order one lay-out of seeds have had to reorder reorder several times already this spring to take care of demand. Meanwhile he flower-seed business business has fallen off, indicating that many pre-war flower growers now are turning to vegetables. Last month, Edler says, many people may have been prevented from planting by cold weather. So Hie demand is expected to rise as the temperature climbs. Edler says that—ejccept for 11'i million pounds expected to go into export this year—396 million pounds of seeds are available for planting in 1943, an S3 million pound increase over the previous year. That figure—396 million pounds —is a combination of 334 million produced in 1942 for the 1943 mar- kPt and 62 million pounds carriec over from seeds which were marketable marketable but unused in 1942. Nevertheless, looking at those huge figures, Edler cautions: "We're not over the hill yet. And we are apprehensive that some shortages may develop." PLANE CRASHES; PILOT REPORTED MISSING EAST TAWAS, Mich., May 10 (!P) —A search continued today for Lieut. Wilmeth Sidat-Singh. former former Syracuse University football star, who was reported missing after the army pursuit plane he was piloting caught fire and crashed into Saginaw Bay off Lake Huron. Witnesses told officers from Self ridge Field, where the 25-year- old pilot was stationed, that they saw a parachute open before the plane crashed at noon yesterday. No trace of either Sidat-Singh or the parachute was found by searchers who included army men fcom the army gunnery school at Oscoda, Michigan state police and coast guardsmen. The army said that only a large oil slick was found in the lake about a mile off shore. The plane, sank after it crashed. Lieut. Sidat-Singh, who was graduated March 25 as a second lieutenant from the Tuskegee army flying school at Tuskegee, Ala., was assigned to the 301st Negro fighter squadron at the 332nd fighter group at Selfridge Field last Tuesday and had been sent to the Oscoda school, a unit of Selfridge, Selfridge, for gunnery practice. The army said he was on a routine flight when the crash occurred. Sidat-Singh, who played in the backfleld at Syracuse in 1937 and 1938, staged his most spectacular performance in the 1938 season with a trio of scoring aerials in the final three minutes against Cornell Cornell University, giving Syracuse the victory. He also played basketball basketball at Syracuse. The young pilot starred in sports at Clinton high school, New York, where he was a graduate in 1935. He received his diploma from Syracuse Syracuse in 1939. invasion of the lowlands, leaving that important base flaming and smoking smoking under the heaviest aerial onslaught onslaught of the Mediterranean campaign. campaign. In the Balkans, German troops were being moved southward through Hungary at a rate comparable comparable to that preceding the Axis attack on Greece and Yugoslavia, according to travelers from Europe Europe arriving at Ankara. Stockholm dispatches reported Germany was sending modern weapons to bolster bolster Bulgarian defenses. Nazi Gestapo Chief Heinrich Himmler lias hurried to the Balkans Balkans to demand the suppression of German opposition and the deportation deportation of all opposition leaders, it was reported from Geneva by Tass, official Russian news agency. A German radio commentator yesterday underlined the Balkan developments when he said "reported "reported allied troop movements to Cyprus and troop concentrations in Palestine and Syria point to a campaign against southeastern Europe, but the enemy will be repulsed repulsed at every point of our southern front." He boasted of the "strengthened defenses" of the Dodecanese. Cyclades, Sporades, and other Aegian islands generally. generally. Building Speeded Vp Rommel, previously reported to have left North Africa to take charge in the Balkans, was said by London newspapers to have ordered ordered a speedup of new construction by Greek forced labor. The newspapers newspapers reported that Rommel also also had ordered the construction of new strategical highways between- between- Bulgaria and Greece. At the ' southwestern end of Hitler's conquered territory, the German labor corps was rushing construction of new anti-invasion defenses along the French Mediterranean, Mediterranean, according to a German broadcast recorded by the Associated Associated Press, which also disclosed that the key French port of Le Havre had been ordered evacuated. evacuated. Tass quoted German newspapers newspapers reaching Stockholm that

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  1. The Daily Telegram,
  2. 10 May 1943, Mon,
  3. Page 10

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