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PAGE EIGHT TURTLE STAR ROLLA, N. DAK. | WEEKLY NEWS ANALYSIS By Farnbam F. Dudgeon President Asks Billion Dollars For National Defense Program; Nazis Smash at Maginot Line (EDITOR'S NOTE--When opinions are expressed in these columns, they are those of the news analyst and not necessarily of this newspaper.) 1Relea~d by Western Newspaper Union AND THE The above map graphically reveals how close German bombing wings are to England's coast should the Nazi war machine continue to hold Tne Hague, capital of the Netherlands. As indicated, it is only 125 airline miles from tl~ point to Harwlch, England, and London is only 100 miles south- west of Harwieh. Lower arrow points to Sedan, where Germans launched tlle~r first attack qm France's famed Maginot line. THE WAR: Immediate objective in France, of course, would be to break through On Schedule the Maginot line and render these Since the outbreak of war last fortifications useless to the defend- year, the prediction that with the era. This is a major undertaking coming of spring fighting would judging from the claims made for "'open up," has been on the lips of the defensive strength of these de- ebservers everywhere. As Adolf fenses, but word has come through Hitler's military machme thrust it- that in the Sedan sector, 146 miles self across The Netherlands, into northeast of Paris, the German Belgium and France, these predic- army engaged in a terrific bid for a tions were at last Coming true. For definite foothold. the world was witnessing what was PREPAREDNESS: hailed as "the greatest battle in his- Speed Up tory." As in 1914 the German forces wereAppearing before a joint session making the most impressive show- of congress, President Roosevelt ing in the first few days of the outlined a plan asking for an irene- fighting. This time fortifications are diate appropriation of $896,000,000 believed to be stronger and less epen to attack but the Nazi army and air force has developed offen- sive war to the point where no de- fense appears to be impregnable. In The Netherlands, the Dutch army was ordered to cease firing, thus ending resistance to Germany's swarms of bombing planes and mo- torized troops. Scope This intensive fighting along the 200-mile front from the North sea to Saarbruecken was of utmost impor- lance to the allies and Germany alike. This was indicated by the staggering amount of force each side whipped into the fray. Some experts claimed that this first great battle might be the most decisive of the war. It appeared that Adolf Hitler, firmly believing that "the Hour" had come, or forced through Germany's internal situation, had decided to stake all in one gigantic gamble. As thousands of Nazi planes rained bombs upon military objec- fives and communication lines, Eng- land's royal air force flung back the challenge by loosing ton after ton of high explosives in areas near im- portant munitions plants along the Rhine and upon large German troop concentrations. Objectives What the aims of the German high command in the great land offensive actually are, of course remain a closely guarded military secret. But in general it appeared that with The Netherlands at their merdy and with key airports in that country avail- able to the Nazi air force, inten- sive bombing of the British Isles was an ever-present threat. IQUOTATIONS I I . . on the war] ~Robert Ley, Nazi Labor Front leader, speaking of Adolf Hitler said that he is waging war, "in God- given natural mission" to "bring Europe and the world to reason and thereby make Europe and the world happy." {[ Viseount Gort, commander of the British expeditionary forces in France, "We are now on the eve of one of the great moments in the history of our empire. The strug- gle will be hard and long but we can be confident of final victory." Paul Van Zeeland, former Bel- gian premier, speaking in Des Moines, Iowa, said the small na- tions of Europe hope "that the might of the United States will sooner or later be felt in favor of right." Sen. Arthur Cappor (R., Kan.,) while discussing possibility of war developments shutting off U. S. ac- cess to staple stocks such as rub- ber and tin from the Dutch East Indies, stated that "we would be better off if we were getting our rubber from Brazil . . ." He urged using U. S. capital to develop the l~.bber i~trz,j~_ South America. for building up the nation's army, navy and air forces to protect the United States from any foreign in- vader. He also asked for authoriza- tion of future appropriations, total- ing $286,000,000, bringing his entire request to over a billion dollars. This sum is in addition to regular military funds for the next fiscal year. Particular emphasis was placed upon a plea to strengthen U. S. air power quickly. GEN. JOHN PERSHING Did he like the President s talk1# Pointing out that the United States navy was second to none and that the army was at the greatest peace- time strength in history, he urged that production of airplanes and the training of pilots be speeded up to provide the needed force in this division of military defense. While war plane production has been in- creased from about 6,000 to over 12,000 per year, the President asked for an annual output of 50,000 each year. All this must have sounded good to 79-year-old General John Persh- ing, A. E. F. commander in the last world war, who two days earlier in a rare pub]~ic statement had said, "Preparedness is as necessary today as it was when war was de- clared in 1917, and we find ourselves in the same condition . . . every energy in this country should be de- voted to the idea of putting the United States in a condition of thor- ough preparedness against the pos- sibility of war." The galleries were packed and the atmosphere in the house chamber tense as the President, speaking slowly and carefully, told how the changing methods of warfare were rapidly making the isolated posi- .tion of the United States less and less of a factor in national defense. He cited air line distances between U. S. shores and foreign owned pos- sessions and went on to point out that it is the air phase of military preparedness that must receive the special attention of the United States. Rio's Young Buckaroos Coming To Celebration America's youngest cowboy orchestra, featuring the world's youngest maestro, will perform here with De Waldo's Attractions as one of the outstanding entertainment presentations at the Rolls celebration July 2-3-4. Described as Rio's Young Buckaroos from Cody, Wyoming, their act is a treat for every member of the family. Mother of the musicians writes all the music and the boys, at the ages of 8, 10 and 12, play the accordion, the cornet, the drums and guitars. "In this orchestra." says Mr. DeWaldo "we are bringing something to celebration patrons that they never have seen before. The ale's are all accomplished musicians and their act is a novelty throughout." State Fair At Minot To Be Held June 17 to 22 The North Dakota State Fair at Minot will be held June 17 to 22, it has been announced. Race late en- tries must be received by June 10; The two big races already have en- ough entries to insure one of the best race meets the fair has ever had. The Royal American Shows will be on the midway. Barnes & Carruthers will again produce the revue which will be the same as the Minnesota State Fair had last year. One new feature this year will be a Mexican bull fight, with all the thrills and spills, but minus the gore. A Mexican troupe of 25 will be at the fail" to produce this number. Premium list for agricultural and livestock exhibits will be out soon and may be secured by writing the office of the secretary at Minot, in case in- terested persons fail to receive them through the mails. Make Good Progress In Planting of Shelterbelts In spite of the handicap of wet weather and wet ground conditions on the planting sites, Forest Service crews are progressing with this seas- on's shelterbelt planting program. To date the Forest Service crews in the Devils Lake district have planted 50% miles of new shelterbelts, or about 641,150 trees on 700 acres of land. In a very few years, these trees will protect 8,000 acres of cropland from the ravages of wind erosion. If these trees were planted in a single row at their regular spacing along highway' No. 2, they would reach from Grand Forks, N. D., to Wolf Point, Mont. Other crews have been at work replanting 83~ miles of 1938 and 1939 shelterbelt plantings. The re- planting crews have been handicapped in their progress by the presence of weeds in the tree row, which the farmers have failed to remove due to the wet ground conditions and late since she visited for some time hera Postal Employees Hold last summer. Mrs. Wright left oS V0 Friday. Mr. Wright took Mrs. Wright Annual Meeting May 18 The Rolette County Unit Postal Empl~yes, N. D. Rural Letter Carriers Association and Ladies Auxiliary held their annual meeting in the city of Dunseith Saturday evening, May 18. A banquet was served at the Crystal Cafe at 7 p. m. Present were Bert Bateson, Rolls postmaster; Mr. Di- onne, Thorne postmaster; Richard Mundy, clerk, Rolls post office; rural carriers and ladies, Mr. and Mrs. Adam Beringer, Bottineau; C. E. Haugen, Thorne; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Espe, Mylo; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Vrem, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Kirkpatrick, Mr. and Mrs. Ole Loftsgarden of Rolette; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gailfus and Mr. and Mrs. George Mitchell of Rolla; Mr. and Mrs. John Hosmer, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Williams, Mr. and Mrs. El- mer B. Cornell of Dunseith. Following the banquet, short talks were given by Mr. Dionne and Mr. Mundy. Bert Bateson, Rolls post- master delivered a very interesting and instructive address. Francis Hig- gins, Dnnseith postmaster, then came to Rugby and she took the train to White Fish, Mont., where the services were held. Mr. Oakes was taken to the Rugby hospital Monday. He was expected to return home Tuesday. Mrs. Erickson from the Crystal Cafe has been very ill with an abceSS in her throat. She was taken to the Sanatorium Sunday for treatment and returned to the Crystal Cafe the same day. Dorrine Poliquin spent "the week- end at her home here. Little JeAnne Halverson, niece of Mrs. Poliquin, came Friday and i$ visiting at the Poliquin home. Russell Watkins, Mr. and MrS. Williams, and Miss Crick, executive secretary of Minot, visited Russell'S parents here Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Walberg and daughter Marjorie went to Butte, Mont., Tuesday to attend the gradS" atlon of their son Charles Miss Jean Spiller of Cavalier who has been visit- ing at the Walberg home accompanied them. Their son Charles will return with them. The Past Matrons' club met at the W~. E. Hosmer home Thursday after- to the meeting and gave a short talk. noon. Outside guests were Mrs. Me- The busines meeting of the Ladies ttugh, Mrs. W. P. Campbell, Mrs. M, Auxiliary was held at the home of A. Walberg, Mrs. Oakes Clarissa Mr. and Mrs. Glen Williams. The Carlson and Ramona Cogl~lan of St. business meeting of the Rural Letter Carriers was held at the home of Mr. I Jclarissa Carlson returned home o~ [ hn and 5Irs. Elmer B. Cornell. The Ladies Auxiliary elected Mrs. Ole Loftsgarden of Rolette, president; Mrs. Glen Williams, Dunseith, vice- Wednesday. She had been in Minus- spoils for some time where she had been quite ill. Her many friends will be glad to hear that she is much bet- ter and at the present time is staying with her sister Mrs. Albert Lamou- ~ reux. Mrs. Cornell entertained the Past Matrons on Tuesday. Eight guests were present. Lunch was served bY the hostess. HoMimSSeSwReaem:anl~erC:ghtl~hne ~duiJs a~lt. leby home Tuesday evening. W. P. Campbell and John B. Hart of Rollsw,ent to Grand Forks on busl president; Mrs. Fred Gailfus of Rol- la, secretary-treasurer. Mrs. Vrem and Mrs. Gailfus were elected dele- gates to the annual state convention. The Rural Letter Carriers elected Otto W. Urschel of St. John, presi- dent; C. E. Kirkpatrick, Rolette, vice-president and Fred Gailfus, Rol- ls, secretary=treasurer. C. E. Kirk- patrick of Rolette and C. E. Haugen of Thorne were chosen delegates to the state convention. Railroads Sell Fares [ ,ne hSaLurf:ran Ladies Aid served Nn ][n~f2llmanf pl~nlPlay Day Was Success ]the supper for the WPA gathering ~.iss ~ASkJ~aJALa~.~Aa~ J. l~Aa * V rO~ I ln ~nlta nf W otho [Monday e ening. The following p .. , ~ ~ [gram was given during the event g: i~urcnase oz runway passenger r [ ,rh~ o~h,,~ ,qo~, aa .... ~oi,~ot,~a ~,~ t Band selections" Toastmaster Hen Y ~.-n.n-rtatin,~ hv ~o~erroa ,~,vment i -,,~ ~-.--,,,, v ,-., u .,, v,,-,.,,~ v,,,.-,, -, t .... ' ..... a ~'~'~'~ ~ ...... e "~"~-'~,,'~ ~,, ')" "" "~'~ [by schools from the northwestern~unuerlana gave a snort talk; ~a^. v,a,, ,,~--* ~ ~,*-,,~,-- ,,-~a ~- ~ ~"" nt w 1 selections" mum meal-talk fly LTtV," Great Northern railway. Installment ] part o,f Rolet~ cou y, as he d atlShelver on recreation' project-deS- h,,~,in~ A ,.oi. ,.~,,^~ i-" -~'~'*-h ~e/Dunseltn last ~rmay ana was a corn- , _ . :~_f 7__~" ~'~" ~" ......"_""..ff_~]plete success It was possible to sert; talkby Supt. L. Smithon .H~ ~kmer~cetn ra~xroaus are cooperating, ] hold the races at the "-ark in s"ite Luncnes; talk Oy _Mrs. ~aran ~anaer, is applicable to all forms of rail ac-, .... v v on Federal Writers" talk by Dr ced- ol the ram commodations, said H. O. Olson,I " ric Northrup on 'Library Project; Great Northern agent here. [,:~.,~,~,~_~t,~r~ ~ band selections. A large number at- Persons desiring to purchase rail "~h"~e"~choollna'~sters~"--club met at the tended this supper which shows that travel on the installment plan must Peace Garden on Sunday May 19 at the entire community wishes to cO" ~ , O" make apphcation ............... to the Great North- ~ n m An Tnternational ~___i_ntcn c lunch operate and help support these pr ern agent A~ter determining the with coffee was "rovided A band Jects. itinerary and cost of trip, the agent concert bv the K~llarnev" band wasMr. and Mrs. E. B. Cornell attends, will present the application to the Jprovided" Supt. L. A. ~rhite of Mi-:ed the Postal Employes meeting ot representauve of the Travelers Credit not ~ave a v~rv insnirational address Bottineau county at Soums TuesdaY, Corporation, which passes on the ..... " ...... Quite a number attended this picnic. :May 21. . ....... f request [or, an(1 arranges ~ne loan. Mr. anu Mrs. Ole ~,of~sgar(~en o ~ When the loan is granted, the cred- Other Dunseith~ Rolette, Mr. and Mrs. Adam Bering" it company advances the amount of Mr and'Mrs Iver Lo were visitors er of Bottineau and Mr. and Mrs. EI'~ the loan to the railroad, and collects!in Overly Sunday mer B. Cornell of Dunseith attended~ directly from the applicant on a Mr and Mrs "George Pardoe of a birthday party at the home of Mr.~ monthly installment plan. Larimore aame ~4ridav night and were and Mrs. C. B. Dodge of Perth. The~ The credit corporation, said Mr. weekend guests-at the Po~iiquln home birthday party was in honor of Mrs,~ Olson, is a separate enterprise in no 1 They also visited friends here " Adam Bertnger of Bottineau. way connected with railroads spons-[ An item missed last week'was the ~ ~i orin the plan No loans will be " g I ONe which met at the home of Mrs. i Resort First Quarter made for less than $50. The plan [ Lionel Lamoureux. The evening was ~v . !-. __~,~: is applicable to all-expense tours in i~p~nt sewing Lunch was served bY tJnemptoymenz raymenw Montana's Glacier National Park, the l" ~ ess th ~ host . ~ Pacific Northwest and California. Mr and Mrs. Elza Martin and Of the $221,301.82 Job insurancv FARME----~RS UNION ~ deughter Kathryn visited at the A. R. paid to eligible unemployed worke~r~ ' ~ Grassman home Saturday evening, the first quarter of 1940, TAX REFORM ~EEASURES .They were also business callers in Rugby Saturday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Stebner and Marlo were callers in Willow City on Sunday and also visited Mrs. Steb- her's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Thompson. evils Lamoureux was a caller in Rolls Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Myhre, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hosmer, Mrs. W. E. Hosmer, Janet Hosmer, and Mary Evans attended the baseball game in Rolette Sunday. Mrs. Leo Lamoureux and children went to Williston on Tuesday and were met there by Mrs. Lamoureux' parents from Corinth. Mrs. Lamour- eux and children visited Mrs. La- moureux' parents for a few days. Andy Robert was a caller in Re- seeding. Now that seeding is nearly completed, it is expected that the co- operators will clean up their shelter- belts so that replanting can be done economically, With soil moisture conditions so satisfactory, tree planting can be made successfully as late as the first week in June. However, every effort is being made to complete all plant- ing by June 1. Every cooperator is advised to proceed with cultivation as soon as possible to eliminate the es- tablishment of a heavy growth of weeds, which will make cultivatio~ difficult if not removed when tlle$t are young. Weeds rob the trees of moisture, while cultivation conserves moisture and insures good growth and survival. Standard Oil Boosts Ad Budget; 75% In Papers Standard Oil Company of Indiana will increase its advertising budget for 1940 and place nearly 75 per cent of it in newspapers. Advertise- ments now starting state that Red Crown gasoline is the 2-to-1 favorite of midwestern motorists, Matt Doh- eny, Rolls Standard agent, announce~. A total of 1,713 newspapers with a combined circulation of about 14, 000,000 will carry the advertising in 13 states in the middlewest in which the company markets. This includes 492 daily papers, and 1,221 weekly papers, of which the Turtle Mountain Star is one. :: "Newspaper advertising will be the backbone of the Standard campaign, because everybody buys gasoline and oil--and everybody reads newspa- pers," Mr. Doheny said. "Newspapers are read everywhere---on the farm, in the office, in the factory and at home. They have a chance to do their selling in all sorts of places at all times of the day--a silent force, con'stantly at work," he explained. Star Want Ads Bring Results to claimants in Cuss County was eat with a total of $52 684.49, a" cording to a report on tl~e activiti@ of the North Dakota UnemploymeSt Compensation Division by W. RaY Reichert, director ahd attorney for the division, e Other leading counties in the stat were Grand Forks, $25,360.17~; Ward, $17,678.75" Burleigh, $8,80~ .73; Richland, $7~491.09; Stutsma~, $7,146.05; and Ramsey, $5,089.36. Unemployment benefits paid to claimants in Rolette County the fir~~ three months this year totaled $1, 170.72. The total payments to u~: employed North Dakotans the fir~ quarter was represented by 22,88~ checles. The weekly benefit check~ averaged $9.91 in January, $9.75 ~ February, and $9.78 in March. (Continued from page 1) missed because of the fear that such an act woul~l be unconstitutional. For that reason a c~nstitutional amend- ment has been proposed to eliminate any such possibility. If the consti- tutional amendment is adopted it will provide that either the legislature or the people may enact the homestead exemption and the graduated land tax into law." Basis of Assessment Presenting the reason for the initi- ated measure relating to the basis of ;assessment, the paper says: " . . The initiated measure passed i in 1932 which reduced the basis of i assessment from 75 per ceot to 50 per cent of actual valuation lowered tb~e taxes of out-of-state land owners lette between trains Friday. and utilities while increasing the tax H.J. Douglas attended the North Graduating From U. of N. I), burden of residents through other Dakota Funeral Directors' convention Among the 249 who will receive. taxes such as the sales tax " at Minot last Tuesday dinlom~s o* *h~ ~o* ...... ~ rTniverv" The proposed measure is explained The ONe met at the home of Mrs. ity of North Dakota commencemen as follows: Leo Lamoureux Monday evening. It exercises June 11 will be Miss Rutl~ "The initiated measure sponsored was the last meeting for this season. Kyle of Rolla who will receive the by the Farmers Union seeks to correct Table No. 1---Mrs. Jack Hosmer had degree of bachelor of science in eda" this situation, not by raising the mill high score; table No. 2---Mrs. C. Berg I cation and Douglas Stewart of Roll,a, levy, but by classifying real and per- had high score; table No. 3--Mrs. F. I who will receive the degree of bache~" sonal property into three groupings Nelson, high score. Mrs. W. E. Hos-I or of science In civil engineering. with an equitable spreading of the mer received the traveling prize. A le~'y to restore ~the necessary revenue lupch was served. ] , ~--"-" income. This Should relieve the need Carol McMillan went to Lancaster l for more special taxes and may re- on Friday to visit friends and from place some that have already been there will go to spend a few days imposed, with her mother. "The first classification pertains to The Dunseith baseball team went all real and personal property assess- to Rolette Sunday for a game. The ed by the state board of equalization, score was 3-2 in favor of Dunseith. It includes holdings of railroads, pew- Baccalaureate was held at the er companies and all other public util- Community church Sunday evening. Rev. Danielson gave the address to the seniors. Five high school girls sang two numbers, the Methodist choir sang two numbers. Graduation e xercises will be held Friday evening at the school gym. i Mr. Roberts of the beauty shop visited friends in Rolls Saturday eve- ning and Sunday. Mrs. E. V. Favachald, Thelma Un- derferth's sister, went to Minot on Thursday and from there plans to go on to California. The Women's Missionary Federa- tion met at Rolette Tuesday. Mrs. J. E. Myhre was a delegate from Dunseith. Mrs. Iver Lo and Mrs. Wilbur Keeling also attended the meeting. Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Wilson, Mrs. Molgard and Mrs. Ray Bakken were business callers in Minot Wednesday. Thelma Hagen of Bottineau spent the weekend at her home here. Miss Ramona Coghlan of St. John came Wednesday to visit at the W. E. Hosmer home. She returned to her home on Thursday. Word was received by Mrs. W. E. Wright on Thursday of the sudden death of her sister, Mrs. Nell Oppe- gard of Great Falls, Mont. Friends of Mrs. Oppegard will remember her World's best Iow.prlced stapler. Pins. Staples. Tacks. Bu~t of LIFETIIvlE steeL Rubbe~ treads. $1 .SG-IO0 st~es FREf- W'd T d Remm . $1 ities. The levy spread on property in this classification will be on 100 per cent of the assessed valuation. "Class two includes all other real and personal property assessed by local taxing authorities with the ex- ception of property specified in class three. This second grouping includes farm and town real and personal property such as land and stocks of goods for resale. The measure pro- vides that the levy on this classifica- tion shall be determined on 75 per i cent of the actual assessed valuation. i "Included in the third class is household goods, wearing apparel and farm machinery. The levy on such property would be 25 per cent of the assessed vauation. "In other words, the proposed initiated measure woud increase the levy spread from 50 per cent to 100 per cent on property in class one; increase it from 50 per cent to 75 per cent in class two, and reduce it from 50 per cent to 25 per cent in class three." If it is not possible to plant trees immediately upon arrival from the nursery, the bundles should be open- ed and the packing material moisten- ed thoroughly. Store in cool place.