The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 6, 1942 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 6, 1942
Page 8
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTIIEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MAY G, 1942 Vital Alaska Road Forges Ahead After Quick Decision On Route Annual Conference of Agricultural Extension Work. ers'Alsb Cancelled 'LITTLE ROCK, May 6.— The annual State 4-H Club camp sched- JOed Aug. 3-6 and the annual conference of agricultural extension .workers which usually accompa- jjies it have been canceled by Aubrey D. Gates/assistant extension director of the University of "Arkansas College of Agriculture. War conditions are responsible. .The Summer cainp at Fayette- yille would have been the 15th annual gathering which usually /draws a crowd of 500 4-H Club boys and girls and their adult- ad• ylsers. Mr. Gates announced the action at the semi-monthly conference of the extension staff here Monday morning. He declared that he felt 'ii advisable to cancel the camp ijjecause of the necessity for uninterrupted effort by the entire farm population to meet wartime food and feed production goals and aiso because of the tire shortage 'and transportation difficulties. The extension chief stressed that the 4-H Club camp would be resumed as soon as conditions war- The vital U. S.- Alaska highway—America's "Burma Road"—bet ins to shape up over British Columbia's frozen wastes. Maine Needs Sheen Barbers .AUGUSTA, Me. "(UP)— Maine sheep are in a hot spot because joT the war. Samuel F. Dorrance, state sheep specialist, fears the BY PETER EDSON NEA Service Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON.—Difference between war-time and peace-time psychology in public affairs were never more strikingly illustrated than in consideration of the new highway running northwest from Edmonton to Fairbanks. In peace-time, the choice of a sh ep ma 5 : weir theh- wJol route lor thto project had been " J _ _ _ n n-iiK^nrtt f/•*»• Htemieeirirte /*nivitYltC_ all year because of a shortage of shearers to harvest the 300,000-pound production. annual ;More than 1,000,000 gallons of creosote were used^- in fighting grasshoppers in Iowa during 1940. Reach With Pride I. W. HARPER > lAnriwTm Distilling Co., Louisville, Ky a subject for discussions, commissions, hearings and reports, ever ince 1930. Even before Pearl Harbor, decision on this road would have been accompanied by endless wrangling. In war-time, look what happens in less than three weeks: A route is decided up on by the Permanent Joint Board on Canadian-U. S. defense The two governments exchange notes agreeing to the project without benefit ol Congress or Parliament. The U. S government agrees to foot the entire bill and maintain the road during the war and six months thereafter, when title and upkeep will revert to Canada. U. S. Arm> engineers are on their way to survey) the route, laying out a pionce road, almost before public announcement is made that the pro jcct has been agreed to. PEACE-TIME OBJECTIONS WOULD HAVE BEEN BITTER In time of pence, any such arbi trary action as this would hav raised not. only the roof off th capitol dome, but the polar ic cap as well. There would have been public debate for monfclis and the charges hurled against Mic roaid proposed would have included opinions .that the route chosen was too long, that it will take too long to build, f it can be built at all, that it will ost too much, that it is too i'ar nland to be used in aiding the defense of the Pacific const, that t does not go through an area which will ever be extensively developed, that it crosses the Northern Canadian Rockies at a most rugged and difficult point, hat traffic from Seattle to Alaska will have to cross the Rockies wice and make a long detour to do so, that another big section of the road will have to be built over muskeg and tundra—swamp land which is -frozen hard enough in winter but which thaws out to a five-foot depth in summer and simply swallows up like quicksand any tractor or anything heavier than a mosquito which touches its surface and so on. The final and—according to the critics of the military—the heaviest argument against the road now being pioneered is that it is neither the "A" route recommend* ed by the President's Ala.ska International Highway Commission, nor is it the "B" route .suggested by the Canadian British Columbia- Yukon-Alaska Highway Commission. Instead, it is the "C" route, a purely military conception. Both the "A" and the "B" routes have been surveyed and estimates made that they coukl be built for $25,000,000 if three years were taken for the job, or $50,000,000 if rushed through in a year. The "C" route, on the other hand, has been surveyed only from the air and; its costs are unknown. The "A.", or westerly route, is unquestionably the scenic routn and the tourist route which Ahioi Han and west coast commeicial interest prefer. It would run some 150 or 2CO mile.s inland from tho Pacific, connecting Prince Georgo with -Whitehorse. Prince George Ls now connected by road with Vancouver and Seattle. At White-, the "A" route would tie in with some 125 miles of existing pioneer road, although this would have to be extended to reach Fairbanks. This "A" route is approximately the line now followed by Pan Amcrcan Airways on its Seattle- Alaska schedules, though thero are no emergency landing fields on some stretches of 400 miles The length of the "A" route would be about 1500 miles. "B" route has been advanced in Canada largely as a post-war employment project. It would run from 50 to 300 mile.s further inland than route "A", heading for Fairbanks by way of Dawson rather than Whitehorse. The Canadian commission has indicated: however, that if route "A" could be built with U. S. help, it would abandon its "B" project in favor of the westerly road. To all these blandishments, the army in war-time has been forced politely but firmly, to say, "No." And the- emergency of the military Kiuanei u \ White Horsa ' -•-• Existing Roads - Railroads FOR BERRY Plenty of Work In Arkansas Strawberry Fields Awaits Families Classes Slated To Begin Friday For Diet Study The Red Cross nutrition courses to instruct women in meal planning as a precautionary measure against lowered health standards during war time will get under way Friday night at Sudbury and Lange schools. Mrs. Freeman Robinson and Miss LITTLE ROCK—The urgent need ' Emily Dale Grey will be at Sud- for strawberry pickers to begin work immediately is str-essed by Roscoe N. Rushing, farm placement supervisor of the United States Employment Service for Arkansas. "We have received numerous orders for pickers to report immediately in the vicinities of McRae, Beebe, Ward, Bald Knob, Russell, Mcna, and 513 East Washington, North Little Rock," said Mr. Rushing. "Pickers will be needed in bury school and Mrs. Joe Dildy and Miss Christina Doyle at Lange school to organize two classes whicl will make a 20 hour study of the daUy requirements in minerals, pro- Farmers In Baxter County Agree To Post Land For Game Conservation MOUNTAIN HOME, May 5.—The farmers' game refuge for this section is in process of being organized. It will be approximately 12 miles long and six miles deep, running from Buffalo to Norfolk, Uins and vitamins of a growing ! a i on g white river, in Baxter county, the Caching back into the interior. The refuge idea is being promote^, by child and other members of family. Exact meeting time and num-jpred McCully, game warden. Most, ber of times a week the classes will I of the farmers in the area have meet will be decided Friday night j agreed to affiliare. It will not be a by the women themselves to suit | state refuge. The fanners will agree Washington'and Benton Counties tncir convenience. Those interested'that no deer, turkeys or quail will beginning about May 15 in ^a^ in K tlle course are asked to ,1)0 permitted to be shot in the area Map above shows long debuted "A" and "B" routes for the U. S.- Alaskan road, and the inland "C" route decided upon by the army. It follows what experience lias proved to be an all-year, all- weather flying route from Edmonton to Alaska, it is far enough east to miss' the fogs and storms that sweep in from the Pacific coastal areas and make flying out of the question for weeks at a time. The route does cross the divide. Peaks rise to 9000 and 10,000 feet, but there are passes through which the planes can fly at 7500. It is of course, difficult and cxpen- "Large families with tents and camping equipment need not worry about finding plenty of work in the strawberry fields. Everyone is advised, however, not to go to the harvest until they obtain instructions from a local office of the Unitsd States Employment Service a grower, or an official of the strawberry' association. In writing about this work' be sure to give names, addresses, number in family and ages. Also be sure to state whether you have camping equipment and whether you can furnish your own transportation. "If you do not have transportation," said Mr. Rushing, "and can secure in yoiir., community a truck load of pickfers, write the names, sex and ages of the number you can secure, listing any camping equipment which the group has ,or what housing and camping facilities will be njfiessary. Mail this information to" the office of the United States Employment Service ab any of the special farm office locations listed above, or to any other local office of the Employment Service. An'"Employment Service representative will"'rnake every effort to secure transportation for the group, and will notify you immediately as to the exact arrangements. Don't forget, the need for strawberry pickers is on us now and call Mrs. H. A. Rimer or Mrs. Young in the Lange School district and Mrs. James V. Gates in the Sudbury district. One hundred and fifty teachers arc needed in this county to instruct the housewife as to a proper diet for her family in order that their resistance will not become lower and that unnecessary demands will not be made on physicians during the war time emergency. Red Cross authorities have announced that instruction in nutrition is a requisite for canteen work which will be introduced later. Miss Cora Lee Coleman is directing the project. for five years. The entire area will be posted. A few deer arc in the refuge now and efforts will be made to get some wild turkeys for planting purposes. Quail are plentiful. The project was endorsed by the Baxter County Sportsmens Association, members of which are local sportsmen and farmers. When the lives of American citizens at Kissembo, West Africa, were endangered, a force of U. S. Marines was .landed in I860 for their protection. Elk Herds Lose Fcnr of Man WHEELER/, Ore. (UP)—Several large bands of elk, with no apparent fear of man, are feeding adjacent to the coast highway and the railroad tracks along Salmonberry canyon near Elk creek. .situation has been such that it not been permitted to discuss the question and present its reasons for the "C" route or justfy iti action. Without attempting to argue thf comparative scenic merits' and potential peace-time commercial benefits, the army engineers' haVe merely had to say that this is : a military road and nothing elso, After a hard week's work REST & RELAX IN by Towertown sive to build a road over these mountians, but the engineers say simply that if their survey shows the road can't be built, they won't build it. ENGINEERS SAY SWAMPS CAN BE LICKED As for the tundra and muskeg stretches, engineers experienced in North country ways say that thi.'; offers no insurmountable problem. Frozen harder than steel in winter. It will bear a car train and trailers oaded wth lead. In summer, the big swamps thaw clown to a frost-line some five Teet below the surface. The practice in some parts of the north country is to lay a corduroy or brush fill fouldation which floats in the swamp much like a pontoon bridge. The roadbed is then laid on this foundation and it will supposedly bear unlimited weight. Time will tell how the army engineers will do the job. Meanwhile, the . public has to accept ^vhat the army does and where and how it does it, and like it. There isn't time for a public controversy and open discussion of military moves while a war's on. those interested should act promptly without delay." Read Courier News want ads. PRESCRIPTIONS Freshest Stock Guaranteed Best Prices Kirby Drug Stores .first Mhrine aeronautics company was established in 1918 and placed in command of Major Francis T. Evans, one of the first Marine Corps flyers. A Cordial Welcome Awaits You at The Beauty Bar One of the finest, most modern shops in Northeast Arkansas. Phone 3202 Glencoe Bid?. FITTED BY Doctors J. L. and J. C. 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