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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (June 12, 1941)
Mechanizing the Farms
With mechanization going on everywhere it is but natural that
we should find this trend in evidence also on the farm. Although
the farm horse is by no means “through, he is less in evidence
than formerly. In a tour of the Philadelphia area several 100%
mechanical farms were found, as shown by these pictures.
typical of a
ment, in action
on the 6,500
farm at Mor
-- » 4# 4 ? * 1
are on their
way out in this
picture at left,
tvhirh shows a
30 - foot vapo
fumer using a
in the rear.
The fumer is
used to combat
Above: A machine that plants twelve
rows of beans at one time. Arm on right
is drawing line that will guide next series
of 12 rows. Below: Future farmers on the
Roland Comly farm near Philadelphia.
AVIATION IN FARMING! Jimmy Holsomback piloting his
plane over the King Farms as he dusts the field of snap beans ivith
rotenone, a non-poisonous insecticide. By plane, 20 acres can be
covered at one time.
By way of contrast, here
is a view of the 100-acre
farm of Frank Baughman,
in Ohio, run by horse la
bor. He is shown plowing
for the potato crop.
Licking the cucumber beetle on King farms.
By LEMUEL F. PARTON
(Consolidated Faaturaa—WNU Servlet.!
NEW YORK.—It isn’t only the
heat that is good news for soda
jerkers. It is an alumnus of their
guild who develops a 57-passenger
c c j i l transport
Ex-SodaJerker plane, gait
Now Pour* Out ed at 3 50
57-Man Plane* ™ile*Pe'
gets an order tor 40 of them, right
away quick. The man from behind
the counter is 36-year-old Jack Frye,
president of the Transcontinental k
Western Air, Inc., for the last six
He has been merging air com
panies the way he ambidex
trously merged raspberry flips—
up through the depression years
to' the status of a high-rating
aviation mogul. His new plane,
the largest commercial land
plane ever projected, will have a
flying range of 4,000 miles and a
ceiling of 30,000 feet. He says hit
fleet of 40 of these planes could
hustle 16,000 troops into Alaska
In 36 hours.
Born in Sweetwater, Okla., Mr.
Frye grew up and did his soda
jerking in California. He nicked
each pay check for something for
the kitty, to buy into aviation. His
first investment was in a series of
flying lessons. He and his instruc
tor then bought a battered old war
veteran Curtiss Jenny and made it
the nucleus of a flying school and
an aerial taxi service.
Standard Air Lines came later
when two students, Paul E.
Richter and Walter A. Hamilton
Joined young Mr. Frye in estab
lishing it, operating between Los
Angeles and Phoenix, Arlz. As
one thing led to another, as they
bought and merged companies,
his associates moved along with
him and became executives of
the T.W.A. Mr. Richter shared
his last notable acquisition of
aviation stock, when, in April,
1929, T.W.A. took over about 70,
000 shares of the Lehman Bros,
holdings In T.W.A. at two points
above the market.
Mr. Frye has kept right on flying
as well as designing and financing
airplanes, and in 1934 set up a rec
ord in crossing from Los Angeles
to Newark in 11 hours and 31 min
utes. Thirty-six years is young for
a mogul. Last January, he married
Helen Varner Vanderbilt.
COMMANDER Edward Ellsberg’s
new novel, "Captain Paul,” the
fictional narrative of the life of John
Paul Jones, is another reminder of
Another Writing penchant for
Man Doubles as doubling in
A Fighting Man Z*
° fighting. We
have had Gen. Lew Wallace, with
“Ben Hur,” "Captain King” and all
his other bell-ringing stories; Maj.
John Thomasen, of the marines, au
thor of "Fix Bayonets,” and many
other books and short stories and
one of the best writing men of the
country, regardless of weight or
class; and of course Maj. Gen.
“Hap” Arnold of the air corps, au
thor of the long string of "Bruce”
As to Commander Ellsberg,
his New Book Is one of an In
creasing number of his imprint
which get loud applause from
the critics. His spectacular feat
in raising the submarine S-51,
off Block island in 1935 first
brought him to national atten
tion. His first book, "On the
Bottom," told the story of the
S-51. Thereafter came "Pig
boats,” "Thirty Fathoms Deep,”
“Hell on Ice," "Men Under the
Sea,” and many short stories
and magazine articles. He is
now a United States naval re
He was born in Hartford, in 1896,
the son of a Russian Jewish immi
grant. Young Ellsberg went to An
napolis. where he was graduated at
the head of his class.
His eminence in engineering is
comparable to his literary reputa
tion. He attended the Yale School
of Naval Architecture, after his
graduation from Annapolis and in
the World war got a fast running
start into his career by refashion
ing interned German ships for trans
ports. He is short, compact, square
ly built, with an outthrust jaw, and
always stirred by keen intellectual
^^EVER an engineer, metallur
gist, financier or salesman,
Walter S. Tower worked up in the
steel Industry to a $100,000-a-year
Job. As president of the American
Iron & Steel Institute, he tells the
New York general meeting of that
organization that this country has
steel enough to supply all possible
1942 demands several times over.
Mr. Tower taught economic geog
raphy at the University of Chicago
and was trade adviser for the U. S.
j shipping board. Has a Harvard M. A.
I and a degree from Pennsylvania.
Increasing South Amer
ican exports to U.S. im
prove hemisphere rela
tions ... *Cost’ of aiding
Britain continues to rise.
(Bell Syndicate—WNU Service.)
WASHINGTON. — United States
imports from the South American
countries have zoomed as a result of
the war, so that many of them now
actually have favorable balances of
trade against Uncle Sam.
The importance of this is tremen-!
dous, because the chief difficulty of
expanding inter-American trade has
always been that South America
wanted to buy lots of our products,
especially automobiles, refrigerators
and other manufactured goods, but
found it very difficult to sell us any
thing. We not only produced so
many competitive articles, which
aroused clamor for tariff protection
by our producers, but there is the
little episode pf the pure food regu
lation, which not only kept out Ar
gentine meat but gave it a black eye
before the world.
As evidence of the recent spurt we
bought from Argentina, in the first
quarter of 1941, a total of $35,512,000
worth of goods. Yet in the whole
year 1940, though the war was in
progress during that entire year, we
bought only $83,301,000.
From Uruguay in the first quar
ter of 1941 we bought $16,797,000
worth of goods. In the whole year
1940 we bought only $17,629,000.
That’s only half the picture of the
improved financial position of the
South American countries as a re
sult of the war, if we take only
trade with the United States into
In the first quarter of 1941 we
sold Argentina $16,923,000 worth of
goods. This was a big drop, as in
the full year 1940 we sold her $106,
877,000. With Uruguay we about held
our own, selling her $2,998,000 in the
first quarter of 1941, as against $11,
275,000 in the full year of 1940. The
reason for the drop in our exports
to Argentina was the rigid Argentine
exchange and import control in the
early months of 1941.
EXPECT TRADE AGREEMENT
With this improved situation, from
the South American standpoint, the
door is now open to a real trade
agreement with these-t*o countries,
^and one is now expected very short
The administration is very anxious
to take advantage of the present
war-given opportunity. Congress has
voted virtually all the money wanted
by Jesse Jones, in his capacity as
the greatest lender of all time, for
the purpose of making sure that the
United States buys all the exports
that Latin America wants to sell.
Part of the object is military, part
of it is looking forward to a trade
war after armed conflict ceases.
Strained as she is, Japan is send
ing a ship loaded with all sorts of
sample products to South America
right now. Germany is ready to re
sume her old barter program with
our Southern neighbors, and has
done her best to keep her connec
tions despite the blockade.
Leaving out the huge German ra
cial groups in the South American
countries, most of the people would
rather trade with the United States.
The governments, especially, found
that the barter system did not work
as much to their advantage as had
at first appeared.
Uncle Sam now hopes for an era
of good feeling toward him frotn the
Rio Grande to Cape Horn.
* * *
British Aid Cotta
Continue to Rite
The determination of President
Roosevelt to defeat Hitler, at what
ever cost, has never changed. This
has been pointed out in these dis
patches since September, 1939.
There has never been the slightest
reason for any backtracking on this.
It is true that the measure of “cost”
involved has changed tremendously,
always upward. For example in
the fall of 1939 all that the Presi
dent—and indeed the military ex
perts—thought would be necessary
would be to amend the neutrality act
so that, if the war stretched out
into years, the United States could
become Britain’s arsenal.
It is interesting to note how this
picture has changed, always with
the effect of increasing the "cost.”
Early in the war the Germans
had more success in hitting the Brit
ish fleet than had been anticipated.
When Britain lost so many destroy
ers, President Roosevelt met the
first “ante” in the “cost.” In the
spring of 1940 he transferred the 50
overage destroyers to the British.
With the over-running of the low
countries, and Norway, the “cost"
increased enormously. As the ter
rific expense to which the British
were put gradually cut down their
available cash, the lease-lend bill
boosted it further.
The next step, of course, is con
voys. That is coming as surely as
the necessity for giving the British i
the destroyers developed.
But the final element of “cost” is
men, and that is coming too. It
may be that they will be landed at
Dakar. It may be, if the threat to
Suez becomes more imminent, they
will fight in that region.
By RUTH WYETH SPEAKS —
SCREW BRASS NIPPLE
TOGETHER, j T
TO FIT F
__ hrough --
HOLES IN A TIN BOX FILLED WITH
SHOT OR PEBBLES THEN GLUE LID ON
T> UBBER-COVERED wire such
as is used around garages
serves to make this smart lamp;
which also requires a tin candy
box for the base; three large and
six small spools for the standard;
a plug and chain socket and a
brass nipple that screws into the
bottom of the socket. The spools
and box may be painted before
they are put together according to
the directions in the sketch. You
will find complete directions for
making this fabric-covered bristol
board lamp shade on page 12 of
your copy of Book 1.
And now, here is news for all
of you who have enjoyed making
things for your homes described
in the first six of the series of
little books that have been offered
with these articles. Book 7 is
ready. On every one of its 32
pages is a substantial money
saving idea, and not a useless dust
catcher among them. That is true
of all of the books of the series.
They have been planned as a serv
ice to you and every day letters
testify that they are solving your
* * *
Book 7 will also help you to
make more and more attractive
You Would Hardly Know
The Old Joints Now!
Hand-painted knees are the
latest feminine fad in Hollywood.
Which rather suggests that in the
future the lessons taught at moth
er’s knee are going to be illus
A man charged with throwing his wife
down the stairs two days after their wed
ding, pleaded with the judge not to send
hint to prison on the ground that it
would break up their honeymoon,
Mussolini doesn’t seem to be do
ing so well as a Modern Seizer as
he thought he could.
homes and have more and more
of the things you really want. Send
orders for booklets to:
MRS. RUTH WYETH SPEARS
Bedford Hills New York
Enclose 10 cents for each book
MAURI ROSE, Co-Winner With Floyd J
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Race May 30th, Averaged 115.117®
Miles per Hour on Firestone Gum- L
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