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THE INDIANAPOLIS NEWS PART TWO PART TWO THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 1, 1943 2 BIG RALLIES TO BOOST WAR LOAN Marion County's Coal Set at $34,060,000, Largest Quota Yet Assigned .The biggest drive yet attempted to raise funds for the war effort the second war loan campaign got tinder way Thursday. In Marion county the objective is $34,060,000 in War bonds, and in the state, $125,-000,000, the largest quota assigned sine the war started. Two big rallies are planned as a part of the program to stimulate sale and reach every individual, firm, company and corporation in the state. Frank Knox, secretary of the navy, and the nationally-known "Meet Your Navy show with 150 bluejackets from the Great Lakes naval training station will be brought to Cadle Tabernacle April 0. No bonds will be sold and no admission will be charged. Bonds will be offered for sale at the second rally the following night which will feature the radio program "Truth or Consequence" in two complete and different shows at the Murat theater. Seats for this rally can be obtained only through War bond purchases. ' Seven types of treasury department issues will be offered for sale In the nation's program to borrow $13,000,000,000 during April. These Include Series E, F, and G of United States Savings bonds, Series C of Tax Savings notes, per cent. Certificates of Indebtedness due April 1, 1044, 2 per cent. Treasury bonds due September 15, 1950-52 and 2 per cent. Treasury bonds due June 15. 1984-69. Series E, F and O Savings bonds will be the only types of securities available until April 12, although orders now are being taken for the lour other issues. C, S. Young, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will speak at a luncheon meeting of business and professional men April 6 in the Columbia Club. Brothers Held in Postal Theft Hugo James Lynch, age thirty -fix, and Donald Paul Lynch, age thirty-four, Indianapolis brothers, are being held in Marion County Jail charged with violation of United States postal laws. Arraigned here Wednesday before Fae Patrick, United States commissioner, they admitted that on March 19 they stole blank money orders, that were filled in for approximately $450, and a number of War stamps from Postoffice Substation 25, 657 East Sixteenth street. Hugo Lynch, who lives at 902 1 4 South Meridian street, was committed to Jail In default of $5,000 and his brother's bond was set at $3,000. Donald Lynch gave his address as 527 Park avenue. The two were arrested Tuesday by , William Britton and John Sullivan, detctive investigators, assisted by J. L. Young and M. P. Clark, postal inspectors. Jess McMurtry, chief of detec tives, said the two were said to have stamped the money orders with the official postal seal found in the postoffice safe. They then traveled through parts of Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Kentucky cashing 4he ""money orders. Prayer Topic of Lenten Service The Rev. James M. Uchliter, rector of Emmanuel Episcopal church at Webster Groves, Mo., made the third of a series of Lenten noonday sermons in Christ church Thursday, Speaking on -The A postdate of Prayer," he aid: V "Experts in religion, never think of prayer as a private line running between an isolated individual and God. . It is a party line, linking him up effectively to others. It is as practical a function as preaching and teaching, as social service, as philanthropy, as clean living. To pray for others is to render them a service. - "PrAj'tr is not magic, not like rubbing an Aladdin's lamp, it is not a magic talisman that will stay the whirlwind, deflect a bullet or protect us and our loved ones from suffering and death. That's not its function. Prayer didnt save Jesus from the cross it took Him there. Prayer didn't cure Paul's eye disease; it gave him strength to carry on heroically in spite of it," ' The Rev. Mr. Uchliter will speak Friday at Christ church on "Angels Unawares." Packard Workers Back Bond Drive ' One of the first Industrial plants in the nation to earn the treasury T blue Minute-Man flag for participation of all its employes in the program to invest 10 per cent, or more of wages in pay roll War bond 1 purchases, the Packard Manufacturing Company scored another T first by subscribing to the second war loan as the drive opened Thursday. Officers are Homer E. Cape-hart, president; E. E. Collison. vice-president and chief engineer; O. C. Roberts, treasurer, and W. F. Struby, secretary and general manager. Mr. Capehart filled out an order for $35,000 in government securities which will go on sale April 12. The company bought 425.000 in securities and the other $10,000 purchases were divided among the officers. Speedway Veteran Is Serving as Trouble Shooter for Uncle Sam A ! ff " i Jfeg C', r 'XTM'fi- DAYTON, O., April "The Iron Man of the 1 (Spl.) Speedway" has stored his racing car at Indian- apolis for the duration. He's too busy, here at Dayton, helping j Uncle Sam beat the Axis. But after! the war is won he intends to take j race before the Speedway was closed another whirl at winning the 500-1 for the duration, Cliff drove the en-mile race on the Indianapolis bricks. tire race without a stop, the first Lanky, gray-haired Cliff Bergere, still more at home in a pair of coveralls than in a spic-and-span captain's uniform, has amassed a large store of information about internal combustion . gasoline engines during his long career as an auto race driver and Hollywood stunt man. And now he's making use of that knowledge, topped off with a kind of postgraduate course, working for Allison division of General Motors Corporation, at Indianapolis, to at as a trouble shooter for Uncle Sam's airplane engines. He L! Captain Cliff Bergere, chief of the Allison engine unit, maintenance division, at air service command headquarters here. His unit has charge of maintenance problems on Allison engines In army planes all over the world. And when you consider that Allison engines are in most of Uncle Sam's fighters, the Curtiss P-40 series, the Lockheed J-38 Lightning, the North American P-51 Mustang and the Bell P-39 Airacobra, you can see that Cliff has his work cut out for him. Cliff and the men in his unit one of them is Ralph Hepburn, another veteran Indianapolis race driver get a steady flow of reports on Allison engines from all the war theaters. As problems of cooling, problems of filtering out desert dust and many other similar questions come up, Cliff and his gang study, them, sometimes make recommendations on design changes, sometimes prescribe new maintenance or overhaul procedure to meet these conditions. "Wartime use of those engines, with pilots driving them at top speeds and burning them out, is a lot different from ordinary usage, at normal cruising speeds. Our job is to look out for any evidence of weakness, any possibilities for improvement indicated after service use, and to make the engines stand up under the beating they are taking," Cliff explains. Practical Jokers May Find Laugh Is On Them Today Practical jokers on this April Fools' day lay themselves open to mayhem- or worse if they resort to some of the tricks that were favoriCes a few years ago. For instance: Placing bricks under old hats on the sidewalk for passing pedestrians to kick is near-sabotage. Shoes are rationed. And. don't let the air out of your neighbor's tires. No jury would convict him, even if you convinced it he was responsible for your toothless smile. That wallet-on-a-string trick also is taboo. .The victim may break his suspenders when he bends over and elastic is scarce..-f Dont drain your neighbor's gasoline tank. Not even your mother would testify in your" behalf. Another old favorite putting salt in the sugar bowl is especially vicious, and these days would make ; homicide justifiable. Sneaking into an army camp with j a bugle and blowing reveille too ' early certainly would have been un-; healthful. Tearing you limb from i limb would expend valuable mill- j tary energy. Besides, many people may not; know what day it is, so don't try ; to surprise them by suddenly shouting "Heil Hitler." There's plenty of absenteeism; without taking time out to attend an April Fool's funeral. i Fill This Out if You Are a Plowman Name Telephone No. ............. Address 1 can plow lots in the next four weeks. The district I will work is at Type f plowinf equipment The applicant should fill out this coupon and mail it at once to Harry A. Peterson, chairman of plowinf and project committees f the Of fee of Civilian Defense, Indiana World War Memorial buildlnf. i Captain Bergere got his iron man I title at Indianapolis, by finishing more miles of driving in 500-mile race competition than any other competitor, 5,704 miles. Indianapolis fans will remember that in the last time this feat was ever accomplished by a gasoline engined car. Although he was in the lead at 400 miles, gasoline fumes, and the long grind slowed him down till he finished fifth. He has driven in fourteen Indianapolis races, in addition to many others at other racetracks. Twice he finished third at Indian-apois, and he was one of the heavy-footed qualifiers, with qualifying speeds in excess of 125 miles an hour. Besides his oval track racing, he is co-holder with Ab Jenkins of the twenty-four-hour endurance auto speed record set when they drove the Marmon Meteor over Salt Lake City's salt beds to average 161.18 miles an hour. His experience with airplanes dates back to the early ; twenties, when as a youngster he became a daring Hollywood stunt man. Remember those pictures you use to gasp at, when the hero would leap from one plane to another via rope ladder, or transfer from auto to plane, or motdrboat to plane, or even from a galloping horse to an auto or train. Cliff did a lot of "that. -.: ; . And as recently as 1942 he drove a stunt car in Lucky Teter's auto thriller show, at the Indianapolis fairgrounds. It was the same, an Army Emergency Relief benefit, in which Teter's luck finally deserted him, and he was killed in a jump stunt. ; Cliff's specialty n that show was to crash a car through a flaming building,' with exploding dynamite bombs to add to the hazards. Cliff has bought a:' second-hand plane for his own amusement and stables it at a private airport here. And he and his wife, Shirley, are living in the village of Osborn, near Patterson field, and ASC headquarters. He likes his present job fine, but he can think of one he would like better "To be wing -walking again," this time on the wing of a B-17, chasing Adolf Hitler, and him with , no parachute!" Roomers Routed by Early Fire " Fire caused damage estimated at several hundred dollars and drove several families into the street at a rooming house at 1438 North Pennsylvania street early Thursday. The "flames were noticed by Mrs. Lucille Boyle, who awakened her daughter Lucy, age seventeen, and then awakened others in the two-and-a-half -story building. Flames shooting up the stairway' nearly blocked the escape of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Baker, who live in a rear part of the building. Others who escaped were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hood, Mrs. Charles Seig-freid and her three sons, Dale, David and James; Mrs. Bert Rollman, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Crabtree and their son Jack, Miss Stella Newcomb and Miss Ruth Newcomb, Mrs. Hattie Caldwell and Miss Ruth rarks. h Attention! Members of Armed Forces Indianapolis welcomes yon to fourteen service centers. For complete information come to Indianapolis Service Men's Centers, Inc.. 128 West Wabash street (just back of Bus Terminal). Telephone Li. 4414. United War Fond. USO. Churches. Team Tractor NEW MOVES MADE IN LOTTERY CASE Affidavit Amended as Printing Firm Asks Venue Change Two developments in the case of the J. L. MacDaniel Printing Com pany, 420 East Ohio street, printers; of baseball pool tickets and other j lottery tickets, occurred in munici-; pi cuux, "'- i Hospital, gave his name as John An amended affidavit was filed age tMrty.five of an address by city administration represent.- South Capitol avenue lives, seeking the destruction of patrolmen Raymond Porter and lottery, baseball pool tickets and j Clinton Auter ,went to the coffee other gambling paraphernalia seized ! company on report of an intruder. in a raid at the company March l.p girded the ront and rear entrances and the man was seen at-At the same time, C. M. Sparks. tempting to climb from a win3ow by an official of the company, filed ajmeans of utility cables. 1 petition for a change of venue from Judge John L. Niblack, of municipal court, Room 4. The company is charged with violation of a 1925 city anti-gambling ordinance. Sidney S. Miller, city corporation counsel; Henry M. Coombs, city prosecutor, and Sergeant Wayne Bear, of the police department, filed the amended affidavit. This was filed under the city or - dinance which provides that police have the right to seize without a warrant such apparatus or tickets as can be used only for gambling, and to request its destruction. If it is proved that the confiscated articles have no use other than gambling, then the court must order Its destruction, the ordinance provides. Site Banned for Clubs. The property at 1051$ West Maryland street, formerly the location of the Budweiser Club, may no longer be used for club purposes under terms of a permanent injunction issued by Judge William D. Bain, in Marion county criminal court. The Budweiser Club, according to the prosecutor's office, has been inoperative since a 1941 gambling raid after which Thomas B. Dillon, Clifford Carmody, John Carr and Charles Custer were charged with maintaining a nuisance. Dillon, Carmody and Carr each was fined ,$10 and costs cn pleas of guilty to the nuisance charge, but the court withheld action on the Custer charge to determine whether he is in the armed forces. 82-Y ear -Old 'Expert Volunteers to Rid City Hall of Its Pigeons A volunteer in the war against the pigeons which hover around the City Hall has offered his services, with a complete record of his achievements along that line. The board of works, and especially Gideon W. Blain, one of its members, recently submitted plans for placing a trap atop the City Hall, but no action has been; taken. The board received a letter Wednesday from F. P. Spangler, 733 North East street, eighty-two years old, who modestly designated himself ; as "a world's champion pigeon exterminator." The letter in part states: "More than thirty years ago, I was employed by the custodian of the brand new Federal building to exterminate the colony of pigeonsJ on the eaves and roofs over the two Ohio street entrances. In less than two months," by week-end shooting, I killed 350 of the 400 pigeons, and the remainder never returned. I used a .22-caliber target pistol. This small charge will hit a vital spot. But it can only be done by an ex- Rationing at a Glance To remind Indianians of important dates in the rationing program the office of war information has compiled a brief bulletin entitled "Rationing at a Glance Here it is; Processed Foods. j Blue A, B, and C stamps good through March 31. Blue D. E, and F - stamps good March 25 through April 30. Meats, Cheese. Butter, Fats, Canned Fish. Rationing with red stamps began March 29. Stamp A valid March 29; B, April 4; C, April 11; D, April 18. These all expire April 30. Stamp E valid April 25; expiration unannounced. Coffee. Stamp 26 good for one pound March 22 through April 25. Sugar. , Stamp 12 good for five pounds through May 31. Rationed Shoes. Stamp 17 good for one pair through June 15. Gasoline. No. 5 stamps in A book good through May 21. B and C bock stamps good as noted on book. (Station operators must check license with coupon and remove coupon from book.) Tires. Inspection Deadlines: March 31 for A book holders. Foe! Oil. Coupon 4 good for eleven gallons through April 12 in Zone B, April 17 in Zone A; good for ten gallons through April 6 in Zone C. Coupon 5 must last until September 30 for both heat and hot water. " ALLEGED BURGLAR IS SHOT BY POLICE Intruder Wounded in Attempt to Climb From Coffee Company Window An alleged burgar was shot in the hand by police early Thursday as he j attempted to climb from a second- i story window at the Hoosier Coffee Company, 1417 Southeastern avenue. The man, who was taken to City Patrolman Porter ordered him back into the building but the intruder cursed and continued his attempt to reach the cable. The policeman then fired one shot, striking him in the hand A car rented by City Hospital for the use of its doctors and stolen from Illinois and Georgia streets was J found parked nearby. A woman told ;police she had seen two men drive : up in the car and one of them had left. Print Shop Owner Freed of Charges In a trial Wednesday afternoon in municipal court, which was the outgrowth of a raid by police recently on the' Ferguson Printing Company, Denver Ferguson, 1221 Orange street, was found not guilty of a charge of aiding and abetting a lottery, and Cyrus Graham, 724 Blake street, was found guilty of operating a lottery and gift enterprise. Both defendants are colored. In the raid police seized a printing press and some baseball tickets. Judge John L. Niblack, trial judge, held that the search warrant was faulty and discharged Ferguson. He ordered the return of the press and some blank paper but confiscated the baseball tickets. In the same raid the police seized records made by Graham purporting to show the amount of money paid to the Ferguson Printing Company by him as its agent. The judge fined Graham $25 and costs. pert and this is where I come in." The letter goes on to say that the writer was established world champion by killing thirty-six pigeons with thirty-four shots and later exterminating the pigeons around the park building at Tampa,' Fla. He accomplished the same feat at San Diego, Cal.; has killed prairie hawks and gophers in Red River valley, North Dakota, and a province of western Canada, crows and rice birds along the Gulf coast, rattlesnakes in the Rio Grande valley and other small game in the United States and Canada. Mr. Spangler says he has been a retired commercial traveler for twenty years because of poor health, but still has a "steady nerve and keen eye." He says that he has found a trap to be ineffective, at one time, finding only one lame pigeon in a trap which had been installed. "By my method," he writes, "the pigeons will not be mangled, but made into food, a substitute for meat and poultry." He says that he wants nothing for his services but a permit and small bonus because of the cost of ammunition. "But," he added, "only an expert can do this, and I am the only expert." THE WEATHER United States Weather Bureau. Indianapolis, Ind., April 1, 1943. Temperature Year Ago. Today. 7 a. m 36(7 a. m 44 2 p. m 51 1 2 p. m Indiana Forecast on Page 1. Illinois Colder in extreme north, little change in temperature in re mainder of state tonight and Friday forenoon. : Lower Michigan Colder tonight and Friday forenoon; snow flurries i in north tonight and in northeast Friday forenoon. Precipitation for twenty-four hours ending 7:30 a. m., trace. Total precipitation since January 1, 5.84 ! inches. Deficiency, 3.84 inches. The following table shows the temperature in other cities:' Station. Hieb. Low. Atlanta. Ga. 77 58 Boston. Mass 33 35 j Chicago, lil 76 35; Cincinnati. O 76 55 i Cleveland. O. 77 45 J Denver. Colo 63 46 j Evan&v-ille. Ind 76 61 Ft. Wayne. Ind 78 40 j Kansas City, Mo 68 42 j Miami. Fla. . . . ' 73 70 : Minneapelis-St. Paul, Minn. . . 54 36 New Orleans. Le 76 65 New York. N. Y ...... 42 35 Oklahoma City, Okla 75 46 Omaha. Neh 66 44 Pittsburgh. Pa 75 57 San Antonio. Tex. 78 66 St. 'Louis. Mo 80 41 Washington, D. C. 82 44 Hourly Temperature. 6 a. m 45 7 a. m . . 44 " 8 a. m 44 9 a. m 49 10 a. m 52 11 a. m. 56 12 noon 59 Surgeon to Mark Practice With A gathering? of his family and friends at his home at. 4800 Mich!-! gan road Thursday night is the only j notice Dr. Thomas B. Noble will: take of his fiftieth anniversary in the profession of surgery which has, brought him fame and distinction. I On April 1, 1893, Dr. Noble opened j his office in East St. Clair street and now with his son, Dr. Thomas B. Noble, Jr, maintains offices at 1008 Hume-Mansur building. In the intervening years he has become one of the state's noted surgeons and has pioneered in surgical developments that have become accepted practice. He was born in Greenwood and is of a long line of distinguished surgeons. Attending Wabash Col lege, he took his premedical train-, ing at Miami University and was graduated from the Indiana Uni-1 versity School of. Medicine. Dr. Noble is said to have done more "kitchen table" surgery than any other doctor in the state, performing many an emergency operation there while a relative of the patient held the lamp. More than thirty years ago he performed the first Caesarian operation in the state in which both mother and child lived, although now a fatality in such an operation is a rarity. He originated a new technique for removal of cancer of the lower intestine and this technique in modified form still is standard practice. He also was a pioneer in new methods of appendicitis operations Pete DePaolo Now a Major Captain Peter DePaolo, winner of the 500-mile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway 4 in 1925 and who has been serving in the armed services since the United States entered the war, has been promoted to the rank of major, according to word received by Indianapolis friends. ' "Pete," widely known among race drivers and racing fans, was sales manager for the Hastings Manufacturing Company, of Detroit, before entering the service. Prior to the last several 500-mile races he had written a racing column for The News. '(Hit 11 JL This is the seventh of a series of lessons relating torthe planning;, preparation and care of home gardens which will be taught in the Indianapolis public schools this spring;. It Is suggested that Victory Gardeners clip these and paste them In their scrapbooks for future use. By A. C. HOFFMAN Head of Agriculture Department, Arsenal Technical High School. Lesson No. 7 Planting: the Garden. The first step in the preparation of land for the planting of vegetables is a thorough breaking up of the soil. Work it until It is loose, fine and mellow, so the rows can be easily made. Mark the row by placing a stake at each end of the plot where the row is to be located and stretch a heavy string tightly between them. Make the furrow with a flat bottom two or three inches wide, and scatter the seeds over the surface so that every developing seedling may have a little ground to feed upon. This would not be the case if the seeds are all huddled together in a V-shaped trough. A little care at seeding time will save much time and labor in thinning. Thinning well-scattered seedlings does not disturb the ones that remain. Do not plant seeds too thick. Many gardeners make the mistake of planting too deep. In general seeds should be planted deep enough to be well supplied with moisture, yet shallow enough for the seedlings to be able to push their way to the surface. Planting too deep delays germination and may prevent some of the seedlings from pushing through the soil. Too fehallow planting may leave the seeds so near the surface that the soil around them dries out before the seeds germinate or they may become uncovered by rain. It is necessary to plant seeds deeper in sandy soil than in clay ground. Large seeds are planted deeper than small seeds. In a humid climate and in soils of medium texture, that is, neither sandy or clayey, it is customary to plant small seeds like lettuce, radishes, spinach, etc., from one-half to three-quarters of an inch deep. Larger seeds like beans and corn are planted from one to three inches deep, depending on the amount of moisture in the soil. The furrow in which the seeds are planted should be all of the same depth and should not go up and down so that some seeds are planted deeper than others. This makes them come up very unevenly and a poor stand is the result. In making rows or drills for planting small seeds, about one-half inch deep, the end of the handle of a rake or hoe may be drawn through the soil along the string that marks the row. For small seeds the soil must be worked until quite fine and smooth, and free from clods, trash or stones. For larger seeds that are to be planted an inch deep or deeper, the row Is best opened up with the corner of a common hoe. With a little practice it will be possible to make a furrow of a uniform and proper depth for the kind of seeds to be planted. The seeds should be uniformly covered and the soil pressed firmly over them. This brings the moist soil in contact with each seed and it is especially necessary if the soil is dry. Treading the soil over the seeds with the feet is advisable in very dry weather, after which it should be lightly raked to establish a soil mulch which will help hold the moisture. If the soil is moist, firming with a rake or hoe may be sufficient.. The object of firming the soil is to be sure the seeds are in contact with moist soil, which is necessary to germination, f Transplanting.' Tomatoes, peppers, cabbages, eggplants, and sweet potatoes are usually started in hot beds, cold frames or starting bee's, and then transplanted. Recently some excellent tomato plants have been grown by planting tomato seed directly in the ground where they are to remain. In transplanting plants in the open ground everything should be made ready. The soil should be in good condition and water available in case there is not enough in the soil. If you grow your own plants and wish to remove them from the starting bed or cold frame, water them well a few hours before taking them up. In lifting the plants keep the soil clinging to the roots and handle carefully. , This also applies to purchased plants. .In transporting plants to the garden, place them in a box or basket and cover the roots with moist-soil. Never leave roots exposed to the air as they dry out quickland die and new ones will have to be formed. This causesJJvant to wilt badly, and sometimes die. Plants do best if setpo'Cn a cloudy day, or just before a rain, or late in the evenings In setting plants, first place the plant in the hole which should be large enough so the roots will lie easily on the bottom and not cling to the sides. Partly fill the hole with soil. Next, apply water, allowing it to soak well into the ground. Then fill around the plant with drier soil and press it well around the plant. After setting, pull loose dirt up around the plant. This will keep the soil below from drying out. Plants set out in this manner seldom wilt, especially if they are strong and stocky and have a good root system. His 50 Years3 Family, Friends h f DR. THOMAS B. NOBLE and partly as a result of this, the normal operation only requires fifteen minutes now and the patient recovers quickly because no major muscles have been severed. Dr. Noble still goes to his office in the Hume-Mansur building dally, although more than seventy years old. The golden anniversary of his practice brings no cessation in his plans to carry on in his field. He lives with his daughter, Mrs. Margaret Johnston, at 4800 Michigan road. UNSTRAINED GREASE NOW ACCEPTED FOR SALVAGE Hoosier housewives now arc not required to strain kitchen grease before taking it to fat collection stations, Frank G. Thompson, exec utive secretary of the state salvage committee, said Thursday. They are required only to remove large particles from the skillet or pan and then pour the grease into a. container. He said that kitchen fats of any kind should be placed each day In an open-top, smooth edge can until the can is full, and wherever convenient stored In a cool place. Ehould - be COL. EDWIN ROOT DEAD AT. AGE 82 Long Military Career Included y Service in Philippines and China Colonel Edwin A. Root, tge eighty-two, died Thursday forenoon at the Spink-Arms hotel after an illness of several weeks. He was born in Kentland, and was graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1883, He served at several military posts in the United States, and in the Spanish-American war was a major in the engi-neet corps, stationed at Puerto Rico. As lieutenant colonel he commanded a regiment in China in 1912 and several times was stationed in the Philippines. He was In command at the Plat tsburg barracks in World War I and later was commander at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, later being transferred to the Philippines. He retired in 1922 because of illness. He is survived by the widow. Funeral services will be held Saturday. Victory Garden News in Brief A second food front for Indianapolis employes of Swift A Co. will be opened with Victory Gardens in back yards and vacant lots this spring, according to II. W. Vorn-brock, manager of the Swift, & Co. branch here. In addition to preparing food for our armed forces and civilian work. ers during regular working hours, twenty-one Swift employes have promised to use their spare Um to maintain Victory Gardens. "Employes growing their own vegetable supply, in whole or part, will be supplied gardening advice and information by the company," Mr. Vornbrock said. In addition, proper cooking methods will be described in bulletins which Martha Logan, Indusjxjal home economist, Chicago, wllHprovide. Charts for Victory Gardens hava been distributed to all local Swift employes, and the booklet "How to Have a Better Victory Garden" is ready for distribution. Every employe will receive in addition ths government bulletin on Victory Gardens. S T. (Tony) Richards, well-known potato specialist and crcp consultant, will be one of ths speakers at the Victory Garden meeting, to be held Friday evenlnir at School 69, Keystone avenue and Thirty; fourth street, Another speaker will be A. A. Irwin, assist, ant agricultural agent of Marlon county. A movie depicting the planting and care of a vegetable garden will be shown, This week the league completed plans to garden two projects comprising 112 lots, according to E. L, Gray, president. Project 1 Is located south of Thirty-sixth street and west of Northern avenue and is , divided into thirty-two Jots. Project 2, eighty lots, is located at the northwet corner of Thirtieth street and Keystone avenue. Pointing out that every plot will produce its own problems, Harry A. Peterson, of the office of civilian defense, Wednesday urged gardeners who ere entering into community projects to appoint a supervisor. Mr. Peterson met here Wednesday in the World War Memorial building with a group of garden leaders who have been working on Victory Garden projects through out the city. It was decided at the meeting that within a few days a group of garden leaders living In different communities probably will be available to answer questions on Victory Gardens. Among those present were Mrs. Clarence Hughel, president of the Garden Clubs of Indiana, and Mrs. Richard Sturm, 925 Southern avenue, who represented the Indian apolis county, P.-T. A. Mrs. Sturm asserted more than twenty parent-teacher groups are actively engaged in the program and that this number is mounting dally. Che told the group that schools throughout the city also are engaged in fur thering the program. LACK OF BIDDERS MAY PREVENT STREET OILING The prospect of oiling dusty streets this summer appeared dim Thursday. Works-sanitation board members said they are having difficulty In obtaining bidders for street oil, chiefly because of transportation problems. Every effort will be made to obtain the oil," they said. Small Garden Can Yield 2,772 Points NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J., April 1 (AP) A twenty-iive-by-fifty-foot garden pl:t, properly managed, can produce food which would require 2.772 ration points to buy at current rates, Professor F. G. Helyar, of Rutgers University, said Thursday. The chairman of the state victory garden and food conservation committee said such a plot could provide: Three bushels of tomatoes, or 54 quart jars, 1,481 pn'nts; snap beans. 1 bushel. 16 quarts, 358 points; carrots, 1 btishel, 18 quarts, ?S6; beet, I bushel, or 16 quart, 256 prints; lima beans, 1 bushel, 9 quarts, 274 points. ( , V

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