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/ Thursday, December 16, 1943 ~-- THE ULL Y THE GOLDEN VALLEY NrEWS |1 i I I I I A Weekly Published Every Thursday by The NEWS PUBLISHING CO. Fred A. Shipman, Editor ~netered as Second Class matter at Postoffice at Beach, North Da~ta, October 7, 1936, under the Act of March 3, 1897. OIL SUPPLY INADEQUATE Soon the flow of petroleum pro- ducts from the west to the east in the United States will be ade- quate for all needs---if the oil is available to be transported. By spring, facilities will be available to move 1,625,000 barrels a da: from the oil fields of the West to the Eastern Seaboard. With the exception of a small load that will ~nove by ocean tankers, all of this oil will be carried by railroad tank Cars and pipe lines. In a few months, 700,000 barrels flow daily through the pipes as compared to 42,000 barrels in early 1941. Railroads are moving 900,000 dally by tank cars. Prior to the war, 95 percent of petroleum products for the East was moved by ocean-going tankers. Although the tanker feet is now larger than ever, these vessels are employed in moving gasoline to the war fronts. But coincident with the solving of the petroleum transportation problem in the United States,! another and more fundamental problem arises. When the pipes, the cars and the ships are made available, there will not be enough oil. Production of the supposedly inexhaustible underground stocks in the United States has not kept ~ace With the increase wartime demands, and importation of pe- troleum must be stepped up to alle- viate the shortage. This news is alarming as regards the future outlook. Global war demands have been so great that the reservoirs are begir~g to run low. In addition, the incentive for Wildcatters to prospect for new Wells has been removed by gov- ernment price restrictions. Whether restnnption of wildcatting will re- sult in dls~verles of new fields su~Icient to meet the increased ~emand is debatable. Reports from the oil states are that leases are being blocked in many new areas, while drilling test~ continue on a reduced scale ~a what must be classed a~ wildcat territory. There is tangle in oil. A stranger seeking oil leases can Put any cohnnunlty in the oll coun- try in a high fever. Every lend- owner is convinced there is oil t~der his holdings, and it takes ~aore than one dry hole to convince ~[m otherwise. But it isn't the riches oll is be- ]~eved to bring that is the charm, ~or few who produce oil or own the land become exceptionally wealthy. Perhaps the greatest in- entive is the excitement of the quest for it. And the man whose sole holding is a tattered blueprint as much an oil man in spirit and enthusiasm as the biggest pro- d~cer in the world. PESSISMISM ABOUT PEACE Some prophets take a rather ~lvomy view of the prospects for lasting peace, and feel that the settlements and treaties that will ~ollow this war are likely to be Jtmt as poorly framed as those fol- lowing the first World War, which gaffed to provide permanent solu- tions for the world's troubles They soe the same old faults of human ~ature showing themselves again this time, and the same lack of foresight that got the world into trouble before. Certain lessons of the present war are so very obvious that it does not seem as if the people el the United Nations could forget ignore them. Almost everybody able to see now that this war a~ne about mainly because Ger- ~any and Japan built up extremely trong military organizations of men and equipment while Britain and the United States w~ere very kmdequately prepared. Also the Russian military preparation was limited enough so that the Ger- mans felt sure they could over- ome it. It seems inconceivable that the United States, Britain, and Russia Would ever again make that same lnistake. If they saw such coun- trle~ building up overwhelming Dower, they would see that they Just had to step on it before it got very f~r. It is sometimes said that nations! are usually selfish in dealing with foreign countries, and that this spirit will still prevail after this war and prevent these countries from uniting to create a peaceful world. Even the spirit of self in- retest will show countries ltke the United States and its allies that it is not safe to allow warlike nations to build up superior military Dower. "GREEN DRAGONS" ON THE PROWL NEW GUINEA~U. S Navy Photograph~As the sun sets beyond the South Pcifle I~lav~T~l Uncle Sam's no~_turnal prowlers, the "Green Dragons," slip from their concealed ba~es in ~ngl~ Snlet~,! ~or a rain upon Jap installations and inter-island shipping. ~hese PT-boats. manned by picked crews,/ nave pJayeo an important part in stemming and rolling back the Jap tide through the islands and ~o'w are helping isolate the enemy garrisons by destroying his lines of eommunica~ma the firemen can get to the scene I lowest strata of hope. They have when the blaze ~s small it can al- been fighting for more than four most always be extinguished with years and have seen early triumphs little difficulty and damage. If end in frustration and distaster. no alarm is given until the fireI The German people are in the has attained great headway it is, psychological crisis of those who very difficult to put it out. So it'move from the peaks of ecstacy Will be necessary to put out the i'to the depths of despair. They fires of war in the future before imay have the strength to survive they can get a strong start, we lthe sweeping change and await can hope and expect that this;what the future has in store. If will be done. ----~V~ REASONS FOR QUITTING One of the problems worrying Washington is the labor turnover. As part of a drive to get workers so, they will not have long to wait. PARENTS AND TEACHERS The national Parent-Teachers or- ganization has attained a member- ship of over 2,600,000. It exercises to stay on their jobs, the War I a very powerful influence. It unites Manpower Commission investigated the thoughts of parents and teach- the principle causes of their leaving, era to provide the best training It found twenty-six definite rea-, and opportunities for children, and sons, some of which overlap others, to solve the problems that threaten Heading the list is a desire to the welfare of the younger gen- get a bigger job at higher wages, l eration Workers also quit in large numbers ~_ " ........... -- -~ f e" -he are n tJ me parents ~rmg ~o m~s com- ~ecause ~ney oe I ~ y . 0 l bined movement their intimate aomg enough ior ~ne war wnere o . /acquaintance with their own child- they are. Some ~eel frustrated Inf ....... r~i^al r~s,., ...... expressing ideas and decide that. ........... I lenced m dealing with them. The ~rte~r a~m~ms are unreccgmzea. {teachers bring the best modern Inability to find adequate hous-ithought ~n teaching and Lrmp~ ing, weariness of traveling long!children" It is a grand combtna- distances on crowded cars and ltion. Communities may well listen buses, dissatiafac~on with hours, Ito the advice which such a union foremen and working conditions I of wisdom and experience may cause other resignations. Working ] give in a strange town without sec~alJ " ~V~ contacts, enforced long lay-offs, i . . . f ..... A ~o~ o ~ ~rees ann lack of eating facilities near plants I ..... ' . and a conclusion in the wind of/snruvs are avanme ~or spring the worker that the war ls about |planting from the state forestry over anyhow are other reasons. ,Inursery at Bottineau. Applications Women leave their Jobs to Join iby farmers for trees to plant in shelterbelts are being taken by their husbands in the armed ser-Icounty Extension Service agents. vices because they find the double shift of war work and housekeeping too arduous or because they went LENINLEASE IN REVERSE to work to get a specified amount of money and had no reason for working when the money was earned. Some quit to get mar- tied and others conclude that their children need them more than does the war plant. LET-DO~VN FOR NAZIS It Is a truism in human affairs that it is difficult to retain sta- mina while plunging from the heights to the depths. It is easy to preserve equflfbrium if one has never known anything but the depths or the heights, but sudden shift from one to the other often is accompanied by emotional dis-I aster. This truism is applicable to the current status of the Germans. It has been pointed out that the Ger- mans are tough, and that the blitz unloosed on England three years ago, far from breaking their war will, aroused them to greater exertions. There is a parallel in that, butI it is not a complete parallell Berlin is a smaller city that Lon-t don and in three attacks was hit/ by two-thirds of the weight of[ bombs that fell on London dur-I ing an eleven-month period. And~ the bombs are bursting on people who were on top in the war and} now have been plunged to the I ENGLAND--Privates First Class Paul T. Cannon, of Worcester, Mass., and Donald W. Stanton, of Indian Lake, N. Y., look over and eat food which is used to illustrate how supplies are obtaiw:d from England on a reverse lend-lease arrangement. This photograph was taken at an American Army serv- ice of supply base in England. All the food shown here was obtained from the British. Rarest item on display here is the lowly egg combat crews of the Air Corps are the only ones to rate them. Choco- late candy is another "fighting" item issued to the combat crews, All this food is "paid" for but not with cash--with lend-lease credits. BIGGER AND BETTER COYOTES Super-excellence in the produc- t/on of any species of livestock is always worthy of acclaim. Rewards in honors and in money go to the exhibitors and market- era of top speclments of the bear- ers of meats, of wool, of dairy pro- ducts and of furs. So it was With elation the Golden Valley News learned that a ranch in its home county had produced an animal so large, of such ex- cellent conformation and of such evident vitality as to set him apart for astonished comment. He was the biggest of his kind ever seen by a trained and experienced gov- ernment specialist. The owner of the ranch is a physician. Questions naturally arose, some new vitamin? A hormone? A novel combination of those genes and chromosomes dis- covered by the Austrian abbot, Gregor Johann Mendel? It was exciting, this magnificent, top-notch, grand champion, dia- mond-studded gold meda? deserving specimen from the ranch of Dr. C. A. Bush. True, the animal was of a species not hitherto held in high esteem. But, in the exigencies of war, sud- denly it had become valuable for a special purpose. Perhaps on Dr. I Bush's ranch was the foundation stock for an improved strain! Then, as often happens in bio- logical efforts, came "disppointment. A second specimen came from the same lay-out. And he was Just the opposite. He was the meanest, most insignificant run that ever had disgraced the trap~ of the Predatory Control represen- tative. No true coyote fancier would be seen with such a pelt in his collection. So vanished another dream of possible local distinction. For no real breeder of any species would found his improvement effort on a mere adventitious result ~ which might never occur again. Sadly we have laid away the diamond-studded gold coyote medal. It must go to some one who can show more than a single outstand- ing individual. Now, a show string, doctor, or, say, a carload~. Anyway, we have this satisfac- tion. Secretary Icke's represen- tative assures us Golden Valley county has, on the average, the biggest and the fattest coyotes he has ever seen. ----V-~ NEWSMEN SUFFER War correspondents, in their de- votion to their work, have paid a heavy penalty as their part of the war sacrifices. Three of them fail- ed to return when they accom- panied the British Royal Air Force on its bombing raid over Berlin on a recent night, 115 American and British correspondents have been on the casualty lists of this war, 27 of them being dead, and 55 missing or prisoners of war or interned. This is an illustration of how the people who do the work of collect- .Re. hauls "wounded" tanlm from the[industrial creation for war nn- many- battlefield but it bring~ new omm~doubttdly will be found in ing news throw themselves into their task. The tradition of the profession is that it is necessary to get the news and get the right angle on it, even if this involves personal risks. These war correspondents make a great contribution to the war i i effort by giving the people at home . a correct picture of what happens and telling them what the men of i the armed forces endure for the national cause. Their reports in- spire cooperation at home and in- cite people to toil and sacrifice for the great cause. Give to the War Chest NOW! Speaking of pcetwar reserves ~ what they'd mean to our country's well-belng ~hen peace comes, a Chicago mall-order house had to return $55,000,000 dollars to cusS- ers in the first six months of 1943, because the merchandise they or- dered was no longer in stock or available. Field shelterbelt pmntings on sandy land, even when the trees are small, are effective in reducing soft blowing. Good pasture will increase pro- ~duction and reduce Yeed and labor costs. Look There are no ceiling prices to worry about at the Farg~an .... we've kept the prices at basement level and still give you more value for your money than any other hotel tl HOTEL FARGOAN FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA For Sale I I have for sale a 320 acre farm located about four miles northeast of Golva. Practically all of it is under plow, with about 100 acres SUMMERFALLOW with a good set of build- ings, plenty of good water. Will sell cheap for cash vr on terms. SEE B. T. Piesik Beach, N. D., or phone 120R for appointment. Golva Trading Co. Last Minute Christmas Shoppers May Find Some Appropriate and Useful Gifts Here! Bert Covert, GOLVA,