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Hamilton County record. (Wells, N.Y.) 189?-1947, November 01, 1945, Image 1

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Board of Elections llyamtlton dTomittt %gcori> C4RL L. FRY ESTATE, Proprietor, Wells. N. Y “A PAPER FOR THE PEOPLE OF HAMILTON COUNTY” ARTHUR A, HOYT. Editor, Welii, N. Y. VOL. XLVU NO. 45 W^ELLS, N. Y., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1945 1 ^ , Iowa Man Wins Farming Award John Oeser Voted ‘Typical Midwest Farmer’ of 1945 at Festival in Yankton, S. D. “ The Typical Midwest Farm e r” aw a rd for 1945 was conferred upon John Oeser of Westside, Iowa. The presentation was made\ on Labor n a y a t Yankton, S. 'D., before a ■crowd of 70,000 people who had gath­ ered for the annual “WNAX Mid- W est F a rm e r Day.” The recognition ■of the “typical farm e r” was inaugu­ rated in 1942 as a m eans of honor­ ing outstanding w a r production on th e land. Radio station WNAX and th e American Broadcasting com­ p a n y sponsored the festivities, in co­ njuration with the U. S. navy. of the five mid-western Each •states, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, N . Dakota and S. Dakota nomi­ nated a “typical farm e r,” meaning a n outstanding one, and sent him to Yankton, S. D,, for the contest. hosen, not alone reduction record, Is leadership in -war and community activities. The four runners-up, representing four states, were also heaped with John Oeser fo r a remarkal , h u t because of 1945 winner, who is 58 tyas born on his Westsic honors and valuable prizes. Festivities opened with an Indian ■ceremonial staged on the bank of th e M issouri river. Indians in full regalia played native music and staged Sioux dances. They also took part in the mile-long parade which was lead by the G reat Lakes n a v a l training station band. The whole day’s program was planned to honor John Oeser. The i/tAc ------ —-- 1 •- years old, ide, Iowa, farm . As a boy he m ade a deathbed .prom ise to his father to always keep th e land, which his father as a pi­ oneer em igrant from Germany had plowed for the first tim e in the -world’s history. father of Eight. Oeser has eight children. The only son of m ilitary age is a technical sergeant with the m arine corps, now in the South Pacific. Two daughters are graduate nurses. Since the son joined the service, O eser h a s ' been handling all the work on his 160-acre farm with the help of two younger sons, 13 and 10 years old; His community record re.veals th a t he has been a director In the F a r m bureau, m em b er of the school board, chairm an of drives for the Red Cross, USO, salvage, and bond His average corn yield in 1944 was 96 bushels per acre, with one field over 100 bushels p e r acije. In 1943 his average was 98 bushels per acre. H is oats average over • 60 bushels j Mr. and Mrs. 'Typical Midwest Farmer’ of ’45 M r. and M rs. John Oeser of Westside, Iowa, will be guests of Presi- at and M rs. Trum an this winter. Oeser was chosen “ Typical Midwest F a r m e r of 1945” in a five-state competition in Yankton, S. D., on Labor Day. The Oesers were given an all-expense tour, escorted, to Washing­ ton, D. C., a tractor, Victory bonds, and checks for complete wardrobes. Mrs. Oeser was presented with a w rist watch. Industrial Research Laboratories Shaping Future of ‘American Way’ New Products, Processes Mean Jobs, Better Living Jobs, incomes and more, better and cheaper goods and services for the new era which Am erica is now entering will depend to a large ex­ tent upon sciehtific research. The radio, television, chemical, plastic, jmobile[e andnd m anyny otherther Indus-ndus­ a m a o i tries are direct tangible benefits of industrial research. The television industry,,iy, forui example,xample, has spent l e 1 m o re than 20 million dollars o irch and it is expected to pro- >00 new jobs per acre. He raised 125 to 160 head of hogs each year. Over half of Boone oats grown in his county can be traced to him. His farip was chos­ en for the s tate corn yield test plot in 1942-’43 and ’44. In 1943 and ’44 he had the second h ighest a verage yijeld in his state. Good pasture of clover,' ind alfalfa are pro- hogs and horse£ kept in pasture and ..ay. j. xii hc m arketed 142 head of hogs, 10 head of beef cattle and approximately 1,- 400 ............................ ....... About half of his farm la In 1942, he 2 d 142 head of cattle and ap] v e ° m of stu re and ha; I hes •unds of butterfat. They now !o have twd large gj he had 17 litters of porkers, with an average of' 8 thrifty, fast-grow-- ing porkers. Five Year Rotation Flan. . The land has been limed, and he has a five year crop rotation plan, that w as laid out by the Soil Con­ servation service, in operation. He and his wife and three younger children carried on a well balanced livestock and grain program despite w a rtim e handicaps of insufficient During 1942 and ’43 he complete­ ly modernized his home by install­ ing runninj trie lights, tic tan k , ni trio washing was recently awarded a Victory ci­ tation. His county extension d irector said, “In my 32 years of agricultural ex­ tension work I know of no i a lot of pleasure 1 pleasu re to know and work with, x feel sure he is tops on our list and well worthy of all. I be given him .” th. I honors that can ig w ater, bathroom, elec- lights, refrigerator, radio, sep- ..................... elec- ing rimi t r i e h g h . u , . v,xxxawx <xxv/x, x a u x u , tic tank, new tile smoke house, e ling machine. The h< has a fine, well-kept lawn, and an ' evergreen wind-break. This family your own—eyes, not ciga- Rolling the eyes is a splen- Minute Exercise. Look \GAY GADGETS\ Associated Newspapers—WNU Features. By naw : y pepper WHY DO YOU LOVE THAT VAN? One straight ahead. Now, lower and raise the upper lids ten times with­ out moving the iSwer lids. Now close your eyes and count ten. Re­ peat. If you suffer from eye strain this is a very soothing exercise. Ledger Syndicate.—WNU Features, vide for m ore than 350,wuv x« which never existed before. Other new products and services which m ay be expected now in* Aviation type gasoline for automo­ biles at no extra cost. Factory m ade houses with stand­ ardized parts but put together ac­ cording to the owner’s design. M oth-resistant and non-shrinkable wool fabrics treated a t the factory with special chemicals. Transparent window screens that will roll up like a shade. Windows of polarized glass through which the flow of light can be regulated by turning a button. Sulfa drugs, penicillin and other new healing aids, plentiful and at costs than can he m et by all. Thousands of fam iliar prew a r sments will be obsolete. Auto- lobiles, radios, washing machines, ifrigerators and sim ilar products will be so greatly improved that customers will want the new prod­ ucts even though their old ones are not worn out. This will provide thousands of new jobs in existing addition to th( ^!tS’ 'Atomic Age’ Coming. American industry engages not only in applied research but con­ tributes heavily, to fundamentaS re­ search —r piondCTing new knowledge in chemistry,-physics and other sci- ‘Atomie bombs would not [tries in addition t by new industries. .tomie bom bs would not have uccii possible except for the experi­ mentation in atom smashing to which industrial corp o ratio n s con­ tributed funds, talent and new techr nological equipment over a period of several years. The application of atomic energy to peacetim e prod- ( eventually, two World Wars, in­ dustrial research in the United ucts will com< Between the jstria l resean States grew almost tenfold, from an expenditure of 2.9 million dollars in 1920 to 23.4 million dollars in 1940, While indications point to industrial research growing faster in the next decade than ever befor.e, the shortage of technical personnel to staff laboratories will be a serious handicap. Availability of funds will be an­ other im p o rtant factor in the growth sational lendent upon contributions | ;ry. ingly dep( I by industi sweepmg the coimtry like m Now that the Van Jolmsou hys­ teria is sweeping the Sinatra tidal wave, we want to . know the whys and wherefores. . W h e n people asked us what y o u s a w i n F rankie to bring on the swoons and squeals, we could only shrug h e l p l e s s l y an d say, “ We, too.” Well, we’ve asked the 1,800 teenagers who act as “Hi Style Scouts” for Calling All Girls if they’re swooning over Van and why. Now, just let somebody ask us about this new crush and we’re ready with all the ansv/ers. “He looks like the boy next door— not like a movie glamour boy.” (Don’t you wish you lived on that girl’s block?) “ The way he takes-a girl in his arm s and kisses her.” (Now we’re getting somewhere.) \ H i s cute, sq u e a k y voice.” (Well, what’s the m a tter w ith M ickey M ouse?) “ His divine build, bis boyish smile^; his red hair.” (Three good rea'sons.) “He’s sweet and shy, when the occasion demands, he can be so-o-o m asterful.” (Did his last picture 1 waiting for these “occasions” ?) m asterful.” (Did you sit through his la s t pictu re th ree times just DAFFYNITIONS WARRIOR—A gal who uses too m u ch dazzle dust and pucker paint. IT PUCKERS ME—It m akes me THE FEE T —That’s what you call _ . 3ice.” don’t vou. a: Haymes VANNY—Wonderful. And in case you don’t know why, just take an­ other look at those love scenes in “Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo,” C. O, D.—Crush on a Drip. SLURPY—Droolsome. An Early Start With the Old Scatter gun TRIXIE TEEN S A Y S - *‘Care in the summer—fair in the fair’— that’s my motto and I won’t be stuck with it. Sure, it’s fine to fry to a frazzle in the sun all day—hut a little creaming every night will help to preserve that peach skin complexion underneath the tan. And, un­ less you want to he wearing your hair Parched in the middle this fall, you’d “He doesn’t act as if he were act­ ing.” (Then what does M.G.M. pay him for, anyway?) “ Are you kidding? He’s positive­ ly gorgeous.” (That soems to sum p the whole ' wh situation.) SILLY STUFF She—My dad takes things apart to see why they don’t go. He—So what? She—You’d better go. She— I could have married anyone I pleased. He—Then why didn’t you m a rry? She—I didn’t please anyone. —.f— Well, as the Slick Chick said to the Wolf, “Raise your right arm ; raise your left a rm . Now, go ahead -F E N C E M E IN !” Things I Never Knew Till Now About Atoms: i This gives you an idea of the atom’s size: If a drop of water were magnified to the size of the earth, the atoms in it would hardly be the size of oranges . . . Most of the atom is composed of empty space. It is: made of an orbit of electrons revolving around the nu­ cleus much as planets revolve about the sun. An electron is merely a particle of electricity . . . The atom’s nucleus contains all its colossal energy. It took sci­ entists more than 50 years of re­ search to unlock the nucleus so it could give up that power . . . Uranium has made the atomic bomb the most devastating' explo­ sive. Yet the bomb uses only one- tenth of one per cent of uranium’s potential strength ^ . . Another reason why the United Nations should stick together: They pos­ sess three-quarters of the world’s uranium supply, Few motorists realize that their cars are driven by atomic power. 'rogen atoms, arid they provide most of the pow- Gasoline is rich in hydroj er that drives the car . . . Atomic , power is one of the few great dis­ coveries that was the goal of the longest and most difficult series of researcihes in history. Most mo­ mentous discoveries were acci­ dents: The invention of fire, the discovery of America, the discov­ ery of oxygen and the X-ray were all the result of accident. In 1905, a young patent office zerlande developed a clerk in Switz ----- - ------- ^ theory which involved the idea that under certain conditions mat­ ter could be changed into energy and energy into matter. Accord- to that theory, a very small amount of matter'could produce tremendous quantities of energy. This has become the basic principle foror atomictomic power.wer. Yetet scienceience ig­- nored this theory for 15 years. f a po Y sc ig young pate : Albert Eir You’ve probably read that the atomic power in a breath of air could operate a powerful plane for a year continuously; that the a.p. in a handful of snow could heat a that ergy into peaceful pursui'ts. stein also points out that other entists issued a report which ttes’ inside paj nificance of this large apartment house for a year, etc. However, Prof. Einstein be­ lieves “it will probably take mai years” to channel uranium’s e pursui Ei substances might be found “and probably will be found” to accel­ erate its commercial use. On Dec. 10, 1941 (a day before we -declared war against Ger­ many), Princeton University sci­ entists iss ■ buried in Today the port cannot be over-estimated: It revealed ■hat t the scientists made much headway in planning means to defend America against any type of atomic attack. Similar're­ search is now continuing . . . Some day the result of this work might make the atomic bomb obsolete . . , The peacetime role of atomic will depend upon one con- tion—relative cost. Until a method of producing the energy has b e e n revolutionized and brought down' to a low figure, it is likely to provide a source of energy in extremely concentrated form only for highly specialized industrial purposes . . . One sci- the half^ ing t; -the biggest half.’ Uranium is used for atomic bombs because it has the largest atom ' of any of the known ele­ ments and would be easier to split.plit. . .. Whenhen thehe atomtom iss crracked, ragmentsagments off itsts nucleuscleus s . W t a i c the fr o i nu are hurled off with an energy of 100,000,000 electron volts . . . The machinery which produced the atomic bomb has given the world its greatest destructive force. Very little attention has been given to the fact that such machinery is ' • ! life. eing used to save estroy it. The cyclotron is a potent m< and is an invali ilitting being used to n ?< and is an invaluable aid in the fight to lick ( atom-splitting ledical tool d in t light to lick cancer . . . We have pointed out that the nucleus is the Saving Farm Land by Six-Point Program Fertilization Plays Most Important Part N ews B ehi THE/ 1 ^ ByBgJLMALlQh^ m A six-point soil fertility and con- irvation program for combating inroads of erosion was described by Paul M. Burson and O. O. Rost, of the University of Minnesoti The six steps recommended 1.—Drainage and cultivation; Liming acid soils; 3.—Crop rotation; 4.—Maintaining soil organic m a tter; e -,T_- • ' fertilizers; 6. T 1 5.—Use of commercial —Erosion control practices. “Keeping a farm permanently productive necessitates a program of true soil conservation,” the agronomists point out. “In recent years, the term ‘soil conservation’ has been widely used in connection with the physical control of erosion by wind and water. Much emphs sis has been placed on this phase of soil conservation through the en­ couragement of such practices as contouring, strip cropping and ter- ^^Talual ible as these practic :t the basic they do not correcl which maki proper land agement of the levels of fertility ices are causes Only by make soil erosive, proper land use_ agement of the soil can economic !_and intelligent man- 1 can economic be safeguarded One of six steps recommended, i^uiing acid soils. and unnecessary wastage from ero­ sion be avoided. . . . ^ “Many of our soils are producing lower yields than they once did and fertilizer trials show increased re­ sponses. Nutrients are removed from the farm m ost rapidly by cash All livestock and livestock iucts also remove nutrients, but less rapidly since p a rt is returned in the m anure. A soil conservation p a m m ust include the use of fertilizers to replace the m ineral nu­ trients sold from the farm .v Improved Machinery Electric Battery Masonite preswood has been sub­ stituted in the silver hen electric baby chick starters by the Macomb Steel Products company, Macomb, 111. Each instilated heater draws 55 watts, has a big 13 by 24 contact !ace for chicks to quick pep when irface for chicks to snuggle against chilled. Broken Strap Mended Although only 11 years old, Joe Morrison of Pleasant Island, Me., is already an accomplished fisherman and a fair hand with a rifle. This fall he is taking up the shotgun under his father’s coaching. The elder Morrison, who operates a sportsm an’s camp, has been taking Joe along hunting and fishing trips since the boy was a toddler. source of the atom’s power. It lation to real- staggers tho imagination to real­ ize tho nucleus is only one-mil- lionth of a billionth of the size of the atom! Released by Western Newspaper Unioui. ATOMIC BOMB CREATES SUPER-SPY SYSTEM NEED WASHINGTON—Major General Wild Bill Donovan bowed out of the first real American intel)i> gence service (OSS) with a some­ what cool-sounding response Drom President Truman to his idea of developing his line of effort fur­ ther for peace. Mr. Truman cut up OSS, sending part to the War Department, but most to State. The Donovan notion of hiring someone like Sumner Welles, the ex-diplomat, to keep intimate and independent watch on the inner international world, was left hang­ ing in air—somewhat foggy air. General Donovan has never been a glamour boy. ..He is a rather crusty soldier-lawyer. Those who know what he did in the confi­ dential special agent part of the war say his work in the Balkans particularly was excellent and could have been done by no one else , as well. Into his organiza­ tion, however, crept a number of persons who did not fit the best nature of the endeavor and gave it distaste with Congress. 1 think this fairly sums up OSS. It did great work, but was not popular. (I can never learn what accom­ plishes popularity in this era when a bank robber can possibly attain it by merely being for the 30-hour week or some such social innova­ tion.) In the wake of this peculiar con- - dition/ congressmen are arising to shout “There will be no American Gestapo,” and 1 assume also they mean no OGPU or NKDV. In­ deed there will not. But there is a grave danger that the first vital necessity for a secure* postwar world will be ignored and shunted aside by muddleheaded political thinking about it. If you thought Pearl- Harbor a surprise and blitz warfare sudden as lightning,\ you are already old- fashioned and obsolete in your thinking. The next war will start like a flash—^the brilliant blinding flash of the atomic bomb. If our defenses were archaic last time, they will be pitiful next time un­ less our officials know everything going on in this world. Advance knowledge'is more essential to de­ fense in a future world than a superior air force, an army or fleet. ' Not the Fascists or the Com­ munist nations, but the British, a democratic nation, have the best world intelligence. It was built up through generations. Their survival depended upon it, -------- •‘heir little islands 1 nothing to their superior position absolutely because their little islan< to tion in except an awareness of cts of national justify i the the .facts of na existences and a superior shrewdness in using them. That is what we need—only a better one. 'I t cannot be an army enterprise because the army covers only one phase of world facts influencing peace and security. It cannot be navy, marine corps, or merely all thre hree together, because diplomacy such in- lust be founded . upoi formation, (Tho British even r commercially from such real ground news.) It cannot be s or you will have each department jrforming again the coordination ley showed about Pearl Harbor-— namely none. INDEPENDENT BUREAU NEEDED Consequently it must‘ be-an in­ dependent bureau covering at least these government elements and probably more (Justice De­ partment and FBI.) Furthermore, the head must be a man whose character and personality guar­ antee full pursuit of the business to be done, and a complete dis­ avowal of any political implica­ tions in the work. He must not be a leftist or right or even a professional Democrat or Repub­ lican. That service must lean :wards to keep itself po- inviolable, and beyond lerformin] How Straps Are Spliced Together. end a broken strap, cut the shown in the illustratic snds as ends as shown in the illustration. Pu these ends through holes that havi been cut in strap. After puttini if desired. in strap. After putting together, they can be riveted litica even the faintest suspicion of po­ litical use. (The British know bow to do it.)

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