The Humboldt Independent from Humboldt, Iowa on April 14, 1942 · Page 2
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Humboldt, Iowa
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Tuesday, April 14, 1942
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INDEPENDENT COMPANY ttUtw „ tt Mf tfbMtt A*«n««, «6tt4 tiui nui ttttur tMtt th« .*»» be pnfoh»««cl for lag 01 .Mtimtieiat ana adjAiflwt ^onn Witt the ffifWWit «6*« feiChSd. Sites Haiti. , . i froelry uttd lists of woddltg lit tttotttt. «*«fllilflt idleln will b« In ierted with the munlcation. municatlon. An &tralia IB the center of attention is 'before a few words about the country should bulletin from the National Geographic society : pOitits'out that Australia is approximately the size of United States. Yet within its nearly thre e feqtiare ttitfei of land only about seven million .live, compared with more than 130',000,000 States InHabitants. Most of the people of Australia are found within coastal belt, the bulletin continues. Nearly the population Is concentrated In the nation's flozen big cities, led by. Sydney, with more than ttnlllion and a quarter Inhabitants, and Melbourne, a little over a million people. Since both Sydney and Melbourne He on. the south,>;east coast < of Australlla, many hundreds' of miles seperate them from the active theater of war. 'Melbourne from the island of New Guinea, where : ,, •:• the Japanese have gained footholds, Is a matter of » * "some 2,000 air miles. Sydney, directly south of the y southeast tip of this Netherlands-Australian pos' " session, Is about 1,700 miles away. > -Canberra, the "> _ country's IB year-old raade-to-order capital, lies about '' V 100 miles southwest of Sydney, between that port and Melbourne, 'Island territories of the now overrun Nether- t" lands Indies He within a few hundred miles of the '*- coast of north central Australia. Any drive In this direction, by way of the "out-back" base of Port Dar* ' -win, would lead first through Australia's least settled regions. Population density is lightest In the cen- ' tralized northern territory, with an average of only ( 'about one person to each 100 square miles of land. In;the lonely reaches of Western Australia some 45 persons are counted for each 100 square miles, while Queensland, in the northeast, has 141 people for a similar unit. In, sharp contract with these figures the southeastern Victoria state contains more than two thousand Inhabitants for every 100 square miles. " ' Australia's generally sparse settlement Is due to, two main factors, Its great distance from European' ^sources of Immigration, and the restrictive laws there against Importation of non white peoples the nearer continents and Pacific islands. It "is estimated that more than 99 per cent of the population Is European, largely British extraction. There group of aboriginal blacks, between fifty thousand, but they are decreasing in K. „__.„. , of Australia Is a selt-govern- w fVjiarW'ftUeglance, alon S wl th the other Ih'fdomlnlons, to the British king. It comprises «f sit" cblbhlfes, how called "Orglnal States," of New ^Soutn Wales, Victoria,.Queensland, South Australia, ^/Western Australia and the island of Tasmania, plus ' J the Northern Territory and the Canberra Capita! Territory. Studied In relief, the continent as n whole spreads itself 'thin,' in vast plains and plateaus. Its important mountain ranges are foofid only aloag the eael coast MM resemble the moderate ApplacWan m««frtalng ot eastewi Onltsa stafes. -With Its rolling gr«mlfittds, io« brfeh ahd 6$6n sfmces, AuttraMa Jlttls flaWfftl ob%trnctlon to overland Intaftldn. A slflkim? feaWre *f tfte tran«j«>rtatton system which may play a part In the preWSnt emergency to that many of the railway tines exteudiag inland from the coast come to an abrupt end. Also, between one line and another, there Is often a difference of gttage, a handicap to transcontinental service which resulted from the independent development of Aus- tratHa's various colonies. The continent's transport lines are thickest In the sotithfeast, following population grouping. Continental air service links the coasts and in east-west railway runs-across the southern portion of the nation i but there Is no completed north-south rail com- The north-south rail communication The north-south line which was pushed Inland from Darwin during the late 1800's eventually stretched for about 300 miles, leaving a break In steel to the heart of th« country. This gap was filled by the defense highway within the last two years. The economic life of peacetime Australia Is a clear example of the Influence of climate and terrain. With more rainfall, the continent's vfl-st level utretrhes and mild seasons could have provided the foundation for ono of tho world's. richest farm areas. As It Is, Australian iirid unii sutni-urid conditions (mcrs than a third of It Is desert) limited the development of varied crops, and encouraged sheep and cattle raising, ns well as large-scale grain production on huge, scattered ranches. Even In those enterprises occasional devastating droughts have wreaked havoc, although modern pro,- jects for conservation and irrigation are minimizing these dangers. Australia raised more than 200,000,000 bushels of wheat in 1039-40, plus less extensive but sizable output in barley, oats, corn and hay. It is estimated that there are about 16 sheep and two cattle for each human Inhabitant of the country. Wool production In one recent prewar year amounted to over a billion pounds. Meat exports amounted to about 38 million dollars in 1938-39; butter exports totaled about 41 million dollars. The development of refrigeration wrote a new chapter In Australian export annals, making dairy products and mutton and beef practical commodities for distant parkets. In the tropical north, bananas, pineapples and other fruits now are grown, with sugar cane used In the fruit canning business. Wine making Is another normally growing Australian industry, based on the grape production of the south and southwest coasts. Apples, pears and similar fruits a.lro arc raised. The European war, while serving on one hand to curtail agricultural and grazing activities, on the other, operated to speed up the nation's already expanding factory life. Around the middle of 1939 there were nearly 27,000 plants, employing more than half a million people. Especially significant in the war effort is, Australia's iron and steel Industry, served by domestic sources of coal and Iron. Jn mineral wealth, Australia has considerable variety, though many fields are so far undeveloped. Gold, which accounted for roughly half the value of all mineral production up to five years ago, made some of the country's most dramatic history In lucky finds, booms and "bubbles." In a continent which before the ISCiO'a counted less' than half n million Inhabitants, the discovery and exploitation of gold deposlat was a vital factor in bring about settlement, farming and industrial development. Australia has abundant coal of. good quality, mined <ihiefly near the-, southeast coast. 'It's'Iron ore; believed present in large quantities, in all the states, is particularly valuable in the souther and western sections. Silver, lead, copper, zinc and tin also are recovered, along with some petroleum. The Australian petroleum Industry IB a new development. Oil discoveries have been considered disappointing to date, however. From the several working operations, only a few hundred barrels of oil have been reported In the last year. THE tttttmOUMg INtlEPENDENT. HUMBOLOT. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^! 1 !*^^! 18 !*^** 1 " 18 " 1 *^^^^^"^ Farm Work is Progressing Normally Spring work to date fn Hiimboldt county has progressed normally according to county Agent Powell, Practically all small grain seeding was finished last Week, with a few exceptions. This should be completed shortly, It Is reported. Mf. Powell makes the following report regarding plantings: Only a few fields remained too wet to seed. The'rain of the last weeks of March left the fields In excellent condition and helped bring the moisture In .the soil to a high level. Warm weather such as that of the past few days will provide rapid germination, mers are now busy Many far- preparing ground for corn and soybean plantings. Increasing Soybeans Hnmb'oldt county farmers are meeting the governments plea for increased soybean production. Analysis Of the survey made by the AAA intention sheets shows that soybean plantings will be 236% pf In.p* y^nr'fl flpprlirirr^ find Hln survey also shows that flax seed- ings will be only 79% as much as a year ago, T. 0. TJelle, chairman of the county AAA committee states that any acreage of flax Used as a nurse crop for biennial or perennial legumes and grasses may be used to meet the 20% minimum soil requirement under this year's classification. Tjelle also mentions that production of oil crops will help in total production of linseed and soybean oil meals, which will be needed In greater quantities for livestock feeding. A bushel of soybeans produces approximately 0 jrcninds of ell and 4»V4 founds of soy bean meal; a bushel of flax produces Id pounds 611 and 36 pounds linseed meal. It Is expected that oats will stand the brunt of the fihange over to oil producing crops, although In some instances farmers having excessive legume and pasture acreage above the' 20% requirement will shift to soybeans or flax. Mr. Powell also reports that a great deal of assistance in reaching governmental war time goals of fats and oil can be done by feeding bogs to heavier weights. Great quantities of lard are being used at the present time to offset needs of Increased fats and oil. Packers still report lightweight hogs coming to market. Mr. Powell advises that with the present favorable corn-hog ration farmers can tfi* Newte«,etf. was said to be total Writfc i, Bertha NeWftn was born in N. ¥„ e« February 14, 11576. ttef • fiaffcnts were Samuel ftnfl tSafdflftg Richardson. Surviving her are two sons, Ralph ot Huniboldt and George of LadysRilth, Wis., five grandchildren ,tnd three great-grandchildren, also a brother Will Cay, and three sisters, Mrs. Anna dyle and Mrs. Mary Potter, al lof Oswego, and Mrs, John'Thorn of LmVeme. The accompanying picture ot Mrs. Newton was taken last summer when she visited her sisters and brother In New York. Mrs. JUilnli Keivton Mrs. Ralph Newton (Emily Tompklns) was born in Htimboldt on October 1, 1890. Her parents were George Tompkins nnd Mary Martin. She is survived by her husband and two sons, DeVere of east of Humboldt and Bernard at home, two grandchildren and .the following brothers and Blue'rs: Arch Tompkins of Fort Dodge, Esther Ti'nken of Gllmore City, Roy Tompkins, Cora Wilson and Ted well afford to feed hogs to be marketed this yeuf to heavier weights. ; Pork production goals In Humboldt county are expected to find at least one third more pigs farrowed this spring than last. Spring Tompklns of Humboldt. farrowing reports to date show near, to average seized litters. A large percent of pigs are being farrowed in April. Mr. Powell states that the increase In pork production this year will require more skill and man- agefnent than ever before to overcome death losses and prevention of the many swine diseases and parasite. FARM-TO-MARKET ROADS FIRST TO FEEL FUNDS CUT Chief Engineer Fred White of the Iowa highway commission recently said the WPB order banning further road building In all probability would prevent the letting of aiiy further primary road and farm-market construction contracts in Iowa this year. White estimated that primary road construction has averaged $10,000,000 a year In this state for the last five years. Access roads planned In the neighborhood of the Burlington and Des Molnes ordnance plants already have been approved, by Washington, White said, and will not be affected by the order. "We have not attempted to lot contracts on anything not federally approved," he explained. "I don't think the order will work ou anything already halt let. Everything else seems to bo out, nxcept projects classed as essential in national defense." Work Is under way on a five- mile stretch on highway 14. north of Newton, he added, "but that paving Job was let last -Dec. ,\(\ There are several such projects under construction over the state, he said. Ho WITH THE CHURCHES CHRISTIAN'SCIENCE CHURCH Opposite the Public Library. Church services every Sunday at eleven o'clock. . Sunday school at ten o'clock. The public Is cordially Invited to attend these services. . ST. HABra CHURCH J. T. Fltepatrlc*. Pastor Sunday Masses 8:00 and 10:00. Holy days, 6:30 and 8:00. .QoateBSlons .Saturday afternoon, 4:00 and 5:00. Bventng 7:00. Holy Hour and prayers for peace every' Saturday evening from 7:00 to 8;OQ. 0. », FIRST WJTHERAN Pastor School at 9; 46 A, M. WofrWp Hour »t 11:00 A. M. 'Senior league meets first and ' third Monday evenings. Brotherhood meets second Monday of every month. jj, P. K. (girl's organization) meets second and fourth Tuesday evenings, Junior ke»K»e meets the second 'and fo'Brtb Wednesday evenings. AM Wf«B every other Phursdjiy' afterpoon at 2:00 P, M _, Choir practice Thursday evenings at 8200 P- M. Confirnjayon classes meet on Saurdays at J;OQ P, V, Junior cjjojp practice on Batur, days at 8;00 ftee were life-long members of the Methodist church. This gift was •ery much upprecated. B. B. Wation accepted the flag on the part f the church and assured Mrs. lanson of the sincere apprecia- ion of this gift on the part o! the Yuatees and every member of the hurch and congregation. The first meeting of the Junior Touth organization was held Sunday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock. A good meeting was reported. They will meet each Sunday at this hour at the church. The Youth Fellowship group will meet on Wednesday evening at 7:30 or three-quarters of an hour for heir mid-week service. The paa- or will speak. The mid-week service for the whole church wiK be held Thursday evening at 8 o'clock. The Wednesday morning prayer roupg will meet at 10:00 o'clock in the following places. In Dakota City with Mrs. A. F, Pitman. In .he North section of Humboldt with Mrs. W. W. Warren and In the south section with Mrs. Howard Price. Rev. J, J. Davles will be with us next Sunday morning and will preach at 11 o'clock. The pastor will preach In the evening at 8:00 o'clock. The Sunday evening service was more than doubled last nday evening. Let us hope the interest will continue and that many more will find this service increasingly helpful. Lane. All women of the church should attend these meetings. Choir rehearsal at the church Thursday evening at 7:30. The annual meeting of the Iowa State Conference will be, held at Waterloo May 1-2-3. Our church la itltled to send two delegates.. HUHJiOLUT CHURCH Church of Friendly Fellowship" W, Clark WlUtenu, Minister Services for Sunday, April 19— 10:00 a. w.—CUurcb. school Verne B, Allan, superintendent Tralntog in Christian. Jiving. Be sure to attend a#d get to on tbj gag Slue poet^ef. a. m.—Sfry^p of worsWn ggrwos tbeme, M n<wwjfttlOfl sad Re Ujterpre ing lessors on April ?7 be bad bw in a radio Tfee Ushters are former reel- de»ts of Rode. Mr, Ljyjhter is now manager of ibp Miller at T HAPTIST CHURCH aul William?, Pastor Church School at 10:00 A, M. Morning Worship at lliOO A. M. Young People's meeting at 7:15 , M. Kvening service at 8:00 P. M. The Junior Young People's meet- ng will be in the church basement t seven-fifteen Sunday evening, lur prayer meeting meets at the '. A. Sundeen home Wednesday veiling at eight o'clock. Read dark chapter 11 for the lesson. The hoir practice will be at the par- onage Thursday evening at seven- hlrty. Next Sunday evening the lastor will apeak from acts the 13th hapter. Invite someone to church and pray as you come. Everyone ordially invited to all services of he church. But God forbid that 1 should ory aave in the cross of our Lord lesua Christ, by whome the world predicted the maintenance problem would Increase under the no-construction ban and added: "Shutting off ot highway construction during the present emergency will hasten the day when we must embark on a general road reconstruction program after the war Is over." WEATHER (Continued from pajrn SI'KNCKK YOUTH IS KII.LEN -BY TKUCK Paul Van Buren, 8 year-old Spencer lad, met swift and tragic death Thursday evening, March 20, when he was killed under the wheels of a truck driven by Alfred Crone of Britt. The boy had been selling newspapers and dashed across the street immediately in front of the truck to see a customer. Crone was absolved of all blame by a coroner's jury, buds are no nearer out than they were a week . ago. No rain to speak of. Also several farmers have spoken of losing young pigs due to the cold. Unless there Is a heated hog house young pigs do not do very well. Tho Itcconl Date H. L. Pre. Sun Wind Mar. 1 34 24 T cldy SB Mar. 2 43 26 0 clear NW Mar. 3 45 23 0 clear S Mar. 4 47 33 U P.C. NW Mar. 5 47 31 0 clear W Mar. 0 50 33 0 clear SE Mar. 7 48 31 0 cldy NW Mar. 8 40 23 0 cldy NW Mar. 9 41 27 0 clear NW Mar. 10 07 30 0 P.C. S Mar. 11 44 30 0 P.C, NW Mar. 12 4G 2(1 0 clear SE Mar. 12 4(i 26 0 clear SE Mar. 13 41 330.01 SE Mar. 14 41 39 0 cldy SE Mar. 15 46 33 0.48 cldy SE Mar. 1G 42 82 .32 cldy N Mar. 17 50 32 T cldy N Mar. 18 37 32 0 eldy N Mar. 19 43 25 0 P.C. SE Mar. 20 40 310.41 cldy NW Mar. 21 44 27 0 clear NW Mar. 22 56 30 0 clear SE Mar. 23 68 34 0 clear SE Mar. 24 67 40 0 P.C. SE Mar.. 25 65 49 0.57 cldy SE Mar. 26 49 270.13 cldy SW Mar. 27 32 22 T cldy W Mar. 28 28 21 T cldy NW Mar. 29 34 20 T .cldy NW Mar. 30 48 38 0 P.C. W Mar. 31 43 .27 0 P.C. NW Apr. 1 G5 24 0 P.C. SW Sunup at 5:23. Sundown at 6:39. Standard time. War time an hour earlier. Thirteen hours and sixteen minutes between. MODEL PLANES (Continued from Page One) Three Japanese models, a Mltsub- ischl and a Nakajlma 97 and 95. Two English models, the Hawker Hurricane and Bristol Blenheim; a Russian model, the 1-16, and one Italian model, Savoia Marchcatti. A certificate will «e given those boys who complete their model planes satisfactorily. They will also be given booklets explaining exactly what they should do In building their planes. OBITtrAKY Orln Hook Orln Hook wa? born near Hedrich, Iowa, February 13, 1870, and passed away after an illness of pneumonia, at his home Upland, Calif., March 15, 1942. The remains were" cremate* and brought to Humboldt, Iowa, where they were interred in Union cemetery on Friday, April 10, 1942, under the dlfeetlffn St the LlJidnart funeral home, aftd Ifre isery?cf»*were con-* dueled by ; BeV, W.Glafk Williams. Orln Mook spent several years in Mnmbbidt county, aHd was one of the more prominent citizens here. For several years the family occupied what is known as the Soldow farm west of Humboldt, but that was in an earlier date owned by the late John Stanton. Later he, s61d his property here and moved to California where he hat! made his home for some time before he r dled. Mr. Hook leaves many -friends and relatives to mourn his death. His brother Glenn Hook, also formerly a resident of Humboldt, and whose home is now In Detroit, Michigan, accompanied the remains to Humboldt and was present at the burial. As is known in Humboldt, Mr. Hook was a brother of Mrs. H. E Passlg, former resident here, and John Hook of Upland, Wallace Hook of Salem, Mo., James Hook ot New Haven, Conn., and Maurice Glean, as stated, of Betfdlt Mien. , Vhe deceased's first wife Pearl ftlchards, was hurled In union Cemetery of HflmbOldt. A son Warren survives. Hte sacoiitJ. wlfe> survives him, also a daughter Betty. Orln Hook was well and favorably known in Humboldt county. He was at all . tlnies one Of the leading citizens, and took an dctive Interest In all public affairs. His integrity and stability were knowfcr to every one who came In contact with him. friends. He leaves host^ of HllW TONI6HT Do this—Try 3-purt»»s« Va*tto-nol. It (1) shrinks swollen membranes, (2) soothes Irritation, (3) relieves transient nasal congestion ... Arid brings greater breathing comfort. You'll like U|(|r it. Follow directions «! J.*«*. in folder. VA-IMMIOl JU.5.|_ ICERTIFIECM Rvi-ry Chirk Slrert by t'. S. H. O. P. loruni Tented Mnlen, Milled In I . S. Certified, Pntlnrnm Tented Female*. WE HATCH ONLY THE FOLLOWING BREEDS White Leghorns, White and Barred Kocks and New Hampshires. Priced at Leghorns $11.00 per hundred, Heavy breeds, $12.00 per hundred. These are the quality chicks that others ask you. 3c to 5c more per chick. We sell Wayne. The chick starter that you can always depend on. KOCHER HATCHERY U. S, Certified Pullorum Tested Humboldt, Iowa Phone 411W 31 S. Sth St. The Makers of Vitamin-Enriched Omar Wonder Flour Offer ** (SSIOODiFEHSiBONDW** AFreeTriptoWASHINGTOND.C. For Herself and Chaperone of her choice to the Midwest's ACCIDENT (Continued from Page One) s crulclfled unto me, and I he World. Galatiaus 6:14. unto Brother of Local Resident Chosen For Flying Course pwaine Wghter, son ot Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Lighter ol Algona and a brother of Mrs. LeRoy Peterson of Humboldt, is in the army Air corps In California. A abort time ago be volunteered for flying lessons, and recently he appeared before a cadet board tor a final checkup on fitness for tfte service, he passed aad will report for fly- ATTHEHUMOTA JANE LEARNS AGRICULTURE Jane Withers never thought that someday she would become Involved In any way wtlh the Department of Agriculture, but then again, Jane probably never thought that she would make a picture ot such importance as "Young America," the 30th Century-Pox comedy- drama opening Friday and Saturday at the Humota Theatre in Humboldt. This interesting and euteriaiulag film is based on. the famous 4-H clubs, units of an enormous organization of 1,500,000 active members and 9,500,000 gradute members, which bare been fostered by the Department of Agriculture for the purpose of interesting youthful Americans in animal husbandry and farming. This Department even has sponsored sectional championship with titles awarded the winners by President Roosevelt. Therefore, it was with a, certain amount of surprise, and a great but Mrs, Ralph Newton, who was in the front seat with her husband, and was not thrown out of the auto.' Mr. Newton suffered cuts on bis head, leg and chest. They were all taken to the hospital. The four ccupants of the other car were 11 Injured. amouut of pleasure, that Jai^ Withers undertook too starring role in tWs wQvemept's work, "Young America"—» fllj» as aad exciting as youth itself. is cast as § spoiled <4ty girl Who, is sent by, her lather to be WANT and SALE urnt* in thl* column ••flit a word If i'us|i i!» (be urder. No i*nl<r (or less limn g5 rcotH, PIIU.VH K'S due r*0ll SAWS—TWO UABV one small, one large, 205 1st Ave. No. Phone ?93J. I-47-lpd VATIONAJ/LV KNOWN wants two neat appearing men for sales woi k. Must have, cars, No Investment. Experience unnecessary. Liberal Commissbjn, Car allowance. 'Weekly bonus gee W. J. Schoonov?? at Mrs residence. M7-lpd, WAKf«I» supply regular customers with famous Watfcine products In Hum\)Ql(Jt. Special |tartin« ptfer In.clu4p8 fgQ free pro4u<!ts 9t«aJK earp}n«s l smarting injme- djatsly. Write J. R. Watfetei Co. ' ^f VICTORY • VITAMINS ^ VIM • VIGOR • VITALITY You can help win the wa.r. There's a part for every man, woman and child in America's Victory canv paign. Your health, your energy — yes, and your beauty and charm — can help win the war on the home front. Yet millions of us who are "not quite up to par" — not quite physically fit — hold back and slow down all America. There are many reasons why most of us are not in top physical condition, but U. S, Gov ernment and other health authorities say that a lack of essential food factors in our diets explains a startling amount of our unfitness. That's why our Government is urging you »nd me to eat foods baked from enriched flour, because enriched flour supplies two important B-vitamins and iron — the vitamins which help keep our nerves steady and sound, the iron which keeps our blood healthy. JL To promote better health and a stronger America, v * the makers of Vitamln/Enriched Omar Wonder Flour and this newspaper are looking for the Mid' west's V-Girl — the living symbol of energy and '» health. Vitamin [nriched wonder FLOUR NOMINATI A HIINO "V<filRL" ENTRY IUNK Hand pi mail to "V-Girl" Editor, (hit p^pcr on 01 before midnight, May %1, The honor of being the Midwett'i "V- Girl" can be your«l A((acb » inapihot of yourself to the offiqal entry blank. AdcJitionsJ entry blank; available at gro- c;n f«atufing Qinar. Any young woman, *i*teej) to ffeirty veari of age living in Iowa, Nebraska, South Pakota, Colorado, Wyoming 01 New Ms»'co way fojer- A ll-OO Pefenie »tamR will be given (o the winnet in each county: a Name ,Weighi Name and addrew of your Oojaj P«ajet: P«fen»e «cb *»(*. aot a| §11 IflterDBted In <M> ft$ finds tfeftt (fee, ¥«f k Oi (fee 4 GtT WTU BySWES* SOW WHKX la HUlWOtOT-HQOO'S IOA STO«6 T;vnna Rolierti, Wlil Wa. ^tt&if- iW^WW-yaWI rW ?»

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