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LAUREL OUTLOOK
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Published Every Wednesday at Laurel, Montana, by
JOSEPH GEHRETT & CAMPBELL CALVERT
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Subscription $2.50 Per Annum in Advance
Entered as Second-class Matter July 14, 1909, at the
postoffice at Laurel, Mont., under act of March 3. 1879.
PRESIDENT'S SALARY
The salary of the president of the United States has
evoked discussion, prompted by a comparatively poor man suc
ceeding a rich man in office, says the Independent Record.
President Roosevelt, a millionaire from birth, had no per
sonal financial problems while in the White House. His suc
cessor may find the going more difficult. After a deduction of
$-17,000 for income taxes, his $75,000-a-year salary dwindles
to $28,000. Fortunately, the government pays the White House
bills.
President Truman has the reputation of being a good
He made the campaign for
manager in matters of finance,
vice president on funds borrowed from friends, refusing to
accept any aid from the national committee of his party. As|
president, he has a travel fund of $25,000 a year which cannot
be spent for any other purpose.
There has been talk of increasing the president's salary to
a figure which would eliminate much of the financial worry
of the office. Because of income tax demands as the salary
rose, this increase would have to be substantial. Taking into
consideration the lower price level of his day, President Taft
than three decades ago enjoyed an income—there were
more
no income taxes then—at least six times that of President
Truman.
THIS ISN'T SOCIALISM
Lincoln, addressing a deputation of working men, stated,
"The strongest bond of human sympathy outside the lamily
relation should be one uniting all working people of all nations
and tongues and kindreds, nor should this lead to a war upon
property or the owners of property. Property is the fruit ol
labor, property is desirable; is a positive good in the world.
That some should be rich shows that others may become rich
and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
Let not him who is homeless pull down the house of others,
but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by
example assuming that his own shall be safe from violence
when built.
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«tv of Billings without a single
.business builS that has not been
almost completely destroyed, and
with none of the private homes
undamaged if not completely burned
or blown up. From what I have,
seen and heard, the favorite Jap
method of destruction consisted of
putting several drums of gasoline
j or.™*. hiVh PYnlnaivPs in a hnild
and some mgn expioaves in a Duua-,
• _ 0 _j t L.„ oc+finof it What
ing and then setting it on. wnat
was not blown up would burn up.
The power, water and phone sys
terns are still to be put back into
operation.
The majority of the streets are
cleared bull
Letters
From Our Boys
and Girls
fairly easily by using
dozers, which push wreckage into
what is left of the buildings beyond
repair..
Despite the present condition °f
the business district, it is possible
to see why Manila was known as
The Pearl of the Orient. Somej
of the most modem architecture I
have ever seen was right here. The
J ai Alai was, at one time, one
of the largest night clubs and gamb-1
ling houses in the world. I have|w
merely passed by and never stopped
to examine it carefully, but it was
three stories high and had lots of
glass bricks, chromium pillars and
glazed tiles, with all comers round
*d. H is still very impressive. The
most beautiful building and one of
the lucky few to escape with little
me iuck> lew io escape wan mue
damage is the Manila Metropolitan
opera house. I can think of no
builciimr to compare it with as to
puuuing to compare it witn as to
size. The outside is finished with
ved designed tile A cafe of the
fame tvpe was W to ft for the
fntermission "business
intermission ousmess.
I have spent several Sundays at
the "bamo of my house boy. The
land division here is a holdover
f ro ™. .Spanish times. Tha surface
js divided into provinces, the prov
inces into towns and the ^towns into
The "barrios" are us
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barrios.
ually a mile or more from the town
they are under. Mossmain would
be a "barrio" of Laurel in the prov
ince of Yellowstone.
My first Sunday afternoon off
was spent at a fiesta in celebration
of the day of the patron saint of
the church in the "barrio" of my
house boy. It reminded me in a
way of the Fenton family's re
unions. Members of the family
bring their favorite dish for the
dinner, only in this instance the
family and friends bring dishes. If
you are able to move after all the
eating you go visiting, and you
would offend your host and hostess
if you didn't eat more while at their
home.
The food is all excellent and new
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sweet potato pie. It was served on
a platter and looked like fudge with ;
white frosting. It was very sweet
and kind of sticky. I
i am invited to another fiesta :
next Sunday, June 3, so I will have I
to go into training.
, have bee n swimming in the 1
ocean for the second, third and ,
fourth times in mv uf e . The first
was at La j 0 „ a , Calif. There is .
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SW ell beach not far from here. It
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, s a gradual slope, so you are able !
' to walk about a block before the j
water gets up to your neck. The,
| water is quite warm and the break-1
ers are not very large, which suits j
me. I haven't yet learned how to i
to me with the exception of fried
chicken. The favorite dish is "min
udo.
home is a meat and vegetable stew
cooked in brown gravy. It contains
chopped pork, beef, carrots, peas,
potatoes and other local vegetables,
and spices with names I do not re
member. For dessert we had some
thing that tasted like southern
The closest approximation at
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dive through a breaker, and often
; find myself crawling on the bottom
instead of swimming.
j Aunt Helen asked about my
points. The minimum for release!
; j g a temporary 85. I have 106 as I
of Redeployment day, June 12. I j
be ]j eve t bere are ab out 10 men in j
j all our un j ts wbo bave more than
G After hearing speeches on mili
itary necessity, replacement and
shipping space I wonder if I shall
in the $5 bet I made that I would
J be home for Christmas this year.
| T> bp f ood «„ntinnec! f n he eveel
, ent For the last two weeks we
have had gteak twice a week and
fried chicken once a week. We have
ibeen eating bett g r than the higher
headnuarters near us mostlv he
head( I uarters near us, mostly be
cause our CO oks and mess sergeants
bave more on tbe ba ii at mailing.
contacte for better food
, ts netter looa.
j am ggttmg plenty of fresh fruit
and vegetables hut bave to hnv
fu ve ^ etables ' but , h , av . e 1 10 . buy
th T mySelf ' " aVe had lots of . to '
mat ° eS ' cucumbers ' ^ eea oman ?'
green peppers and avocado salad,
For some reason unknown to me,
lettuce does not grow very well. I
sure i y V vould like to have some.
Qne other fellow' and I are the
on j y oneg j know 0 f wbo ea t the
Philippine chillis. They look like
a sma n green pepper and are the
hottest thing I ever tasted. We
have plenty of fresh pineapple, man
goes, papayas and five kinds of
bananas.
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Paint That Bus
A bus travels 125,000 to 135,000
miles between paintings while
streetcar travels 80,000 to 100,000
miles—about U'a to 2 years' service.
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Founded lied Cross
The American Red Cross
founded by Clara Barton in 1881.'
was
Dry ,'fter Swim
A wool bathing suit should be
washed and dried in the shade aft
er each swim.
Peas From Tut's
Tomb Live Again
33-Century-Old Legumes
Amaze Experts by Their
Vitality and Beauty.
By CAPT. HARRT E. RAMMER
Released by Western Newspaper Union.
ORLANDO, FLA. — Outside
colonel's office window at the air
forces tactical center, within sight
a hangar and celestial navigation
towers, garden peas are growing. As
is the case with most things
at AFTAC, these peas are-extraor
dinary.
The tall, healthy vines are loaded
with purple pods, and their stems
are thick and branching. Atop the
vines, pretty purple flowers wave in
the Florida sunlight. Tho original
seeds from which these vines sprang
were placed by Egyptian priests in
the tomb of King Tutankhamen 3,300
years ago.
At least, this is the only theory
that fits what facts are known about
the peas' origin.
Col. Harlan W. Holden, comman
dant of the school of applied tactics
at AFTAC and present custodian of
the King Tut peas, is the man who
has done most to stimulate scientific
interest in the little vegetables. He
has mailed hundreds of seeds from
his two crops to experimental and
research agencies desiring to experi
ment with the "new variety." As to
the peas' return from the tomb,
Colonel Holden makes no claims.
He merely points out the window to
where the peas are growing and re
minds skeptics that so far no one
has been able to offer one fact to
disprove the story as given to him.
Found by Carter.
This is the history of the King Tut
peas as compiled by Colonel Hol
den:
The original peas came from How
ard Carter, who was a member of
King Tut's tomb in 1922 and 1923.
Carter found them in an urn in the
tomb. They went to Lady Gilbert of
"Grimm's Dyke" Harrow Weald.
Her head gardener gave some of the
peas to Mr. A. A. Aldrige, who
after obtaining a parcel of the peas
gave two pods to his friend, Mr.
Arthur Easton of Newport, R. I.
After raising one crop, Mr. Easton
presented two of the pods to Maj.
Walter D. Dyer, who planted them
in his garden at Portsmouth, R. I.
They proceeded to grow as if they
had just come from the grocer's.
The seeds from this crop, when
planted the next year, bore profuse
ly, and Major Dyer harvested about
a pound and a half of fresh peas,
Some of these he brought with him
to the tactical center in Florida,
where among a wide variety of mili
tary courses there is one on jungle
survival.
Immediately intrigued by the
peas' background, the commandant
0 f AFTAC's school of applied tac
tics, Col. Harlan W. Holden, took up
agriculture. The season was far
from being the prescribed one for
P ea planting, but Colonel Holden
acted on the premise that sand is
aand - W ï et . her . in ^ gypt f or Flor ? da -
^ also ^ d l hmK L h ^ at peas „ whlch
f n ad Z u / ^ennia
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cultivation. On April 10, 1944, after
the regular rlonda pea crop was
finic u„? «v,n.,t an
from th ' e Rh J de Island germination
in the sand . ba sed soil just outside
b j s 0 fß ce
Any gardener in this part of the
country will tell you that you can't
ra i se pea s in this area in the spring,
As a matter of fact, they told
Colonel Holden that; and while he
patiently listened to them over the
phone, he looked out the window at
the healthy vines,
Bug and Disease Proof,
Hardly were the first sprouts out
of the ground when they started try
1° sg t an altitude record. In the
eight weeks they grew 5Vi feet
while the natives scratched puzzled
heads - B y the 4th of Jul y Colonel
Holden who stand 6 feet, 2 inches
himself, was looking up to count the
budding pods at the tops of the vines,
.Corp. Merle Tibbets, jungle
n ° n ,, com ' was fertilizing and
,™ es one day . . whedhe
n ° ticed another remarkable thing
about thege lantg Whereas th
usua . worms, green lice, and beetles
continued to chew up surrounding
vegetation, they spurned completely
tbe Eevntian intruders As nne
1 gypnan intruders. As one ser
géant observed, perhaps the garden
P ests feared some kiad of "King Tut
curse," but leaving that theory aside
the matter still was not entirely
plained,
Meanwhile Colonel Holden
ticed some more vines growing with
zest in his garden. Then he remem
bered that a few worm-eaten per
forated peas from the same Rhode
Island crop had been tossed out the
door as worthless. Without any cul
tivation at all they too were doing
ne - And—you guessed it—they
were also immune from attack!
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Bulgarians Cruel to
Captives, Is Report
LONDON, ENGLAND. — British
and American prisoners in Bul
garia before that country
granted an armistice
brutally treated at times and some
were put to death, Sir James
Grigg, war secretary, told com
mons recently. He said that the
number killed "certainly was be
low 10." He did not say whether
any were Americans.
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Fathers' Day anthology is being
compiled chiefly to stimulate the
Fathers' Bond drive, May 23 to
June 17, for which the slogan is
"There'll be home bonds for the fu
ture if you buy war bonds for 'the
present.' " The dedication of the
holiday to speedy victory is reflected
in the national committee's Ten
Commandments for Home - front
Dads, as follows:
Buy more war bonds.
Give more blood.
Stick to your job.
Volunteer in a hospital.
Share your car.
Be active in salvage.
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j guest Tuesday of Mrs. Alethea Hop
| P e l and other friends here,
; Staff Sgt. Arthur Armstrong who
lis on a 30-day furlough to visit his
| parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Arm
strong of Park City, has also been
the guest of his brother, L. W. Arm
strong and family and friends here,
Staff Sergeant Armstrong spent 27
months overseas and in the South
Pacific is i a nds, Guam, Bougainville
and Iwo j inia _
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?P'vacation with relatives
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Harold Leach, was a guest last
£eek of Mr. and Mrs. Leach from
fv f / Wash " whe . ra sbe taught
this last year. She left Friday for
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Bellingham, Wash., to attend a Burn
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Mrs. Ella Funk of Billings was a
to
who taught
in the Laurel grade school, left to
spend her vacation with her mother
in Great Falls.
Miss Ella Rothwell
THE UNITED STATES
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Americans owit three out every four automobiles in the world. It
isn't because the common people of Europe don't want them . . . they
simply don't earn enough money to buy a car. Our car ownership isn't
limited to the very wealthy or high-ranking "party" officials.
There is one car for every four of us but only one Italian in 98
owned a car before the war and in Russia, only one person in 252.
In nations where business is controlled or owned by the government,
the average person takes the rap. He doesn't have even those things we
consider commonplace. But where business is free to earn a profit and
is competitive, it manufactures a progressively better product at an ever
lower cost. Automobiles are but one example.
Before we accept radical changes in the American system, let's look
them over carefully. Let's be sure they don't destroy either Profit or
Competition . . . the keystones of America's progress. The profit and
competitive system made this country the best place in the world in
which to live and to work. It will make it even better.
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THE MONTANA POWER COMPANY
Don't travel.
Work overtime.
Grow a Victory garden.
Avoid black markets.
This theme for Fathers' Day has
been endorsed as the most fitting
one for the holiday by Mrs. John
Bruce Dodd of Spokane, Wash., who
founded Fathers' Day in 1910. Mrs.
Dodd organized a hometown cele
bration of Fathers' Day to pay trib
ute to the love, devotion and paren
tal firmness of her father, William
Jackson Smart, a Civil war veteran,
who reared his family of six children
by himself after their mother had
died.
Wilbur DeAtley has returned
from Laramie, Wyo., where he
spent two weeks the guest of Carl
Swingle.
Miss Peggy Russell was home |
for the week end from Billings |
where she is employed.
A paper on different varieties of 1
tomatoes, cabbage and peppers was I
given by Mrs. Wilbur Vaughn at the I
meeting of the Unity Garden club |
held Thursday at the home of Mrs.
Hugh Dickson. Mrs. H. E. Starkey
read a paper on the life of a leper ;
by Burgess, who wrote the book, |
"Who Walk Alone," and announced j
that donations are being received j
by the society of leper research.
The next meeting of the club is
to be held at Mrs. Vaughn's home.
Geraldine and Duane Tinnes had
as their guests last week their :
cousins, Helen, Betty and Gay j
Stapleton of Billings.
Bobby Wurth of San Francisco
and Francis Wurth of Hollywood, I
Calif.,
Mrs. Anthony
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were guests of their sister,
Freed and family
while en route to their homes from ,
Larimore, N. D., where they attend
ed the funeral of their father, John
E. Wurth.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kimbell who 1
were guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. C.
Porter returned Wednesday to
Greybull, Wyo., where they have
recently purchased an ice cream
parlor and novelty store. Mrs.
Alemeda Porter, who had spent the
week here with her son, W. C. Por
ter and family, accompanied them
Greybull.
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Schessler
& Sons
PHONE 40
CORN—
Standby,
No, 2 can.
15c
BEANS—
Ip Tomato Sauce,
No. 2 can, 2 for.
25c
GREEN BEANS—
No. 2 can,
2 for.. .
25c
PORK & BEANS—
No. 2 \ can,
2 for...
35c
SOUP—
Cream of Spinach,
2 cans for.
25c
GOLD DUST CLEANSER—
6 cans
29c
for.
MATCHES—
Large carton
27c
for
MACARONI OR
SPAGHETTI—
Quaker's, large pkg,
2 for.
35c
C OFFEE—
BEETS OR CARROTS—
Diced,
3 for.
29c
Del Monte,
2-lb. jar
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CAKE FLOUR—
iSno-Sheen
jpgj- pkg
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PANCAKE FLOUR—
Pillsbury,
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59c
25c
25c
RICE KRISPIES—
2 pkgs.
or
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KELLOGG'S PEP—
25c
3 pkgs.
nr
29c

MACARONI OR
SPAGHETTI—
lbs.
25c
for
BEANS—
Great Northern Fancy,
lbs. for.
25c

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