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THE h ! O TFT ! TIMES-NEW- NEPHI. UTAH S. c O : POST IS MINISTER 1 LEADER H. G. Scoggins, Former. Ruck Private, Head Strong American Legion Organization. 3ev. AMERICAN A LEGION for Thl Department Supplied the American Nw Service.) (Copy SWAM Ill I S v:v.'.Ul ::: Ore 4l M3 v (2SS . 11 f "t 1MUNDSEN will explore by airplane I this summer In the North Folur re-I gIons and by radio wlu tel1 tlle world I all about It as he goes along. So It I does look, after all. as If there was Capt. Itould Amundsen Is the famous Norwegian explorer who discovered the South Pole. The purpose of his present expedition Is to resume the work interrupted last year by mishap. He started from Norway under government auspices to explore the Arctic. After drifting through the Northwest passage his vessel, Maud, had a propeller blade smashed in the Ice off the northeastern Siberian coast. So the Maud was taken to Seattle for repairs. The sturdy vessel was thoroughly refitted In Lake lake. And that's how Union, Seattle's fresh-wate- r It happens that Amundsen's second start is from America. Amundsen visited Washington before his Rtart and evidently established friendly relations with Uncle Sam. "We want to find out what Is In the Arctic circle," he said there. "It is believed that the information which may4be obtained from, a thorough Inspection of the territory around the pole will be of value to science." "I am going to retire from the exploring business when this trip is finished.'' he said. "I have been engaged In making explorations ever since I was twenty-on- e years old. and I think It Is about time to rest a little bit. The life Is a very hard one and makes great demands upon strength and vitality. At any rate, I have been at It for a good many years and I have had about enough." Jules Verne has nothing on Konkl Amundsen, as the Norwegian outlines his plans for exploring the roof of the world. His expedition will not be Ilka those which have preceded It. Its vision will not be confined to a few miles on either side of the ship, but from the air It will be able' to take in at a glance objects 200 miles away. It will not be for roars cut off from touch with the outside world, leaving friends and relatives to wonder If the northlnnd hud smashed in Its Icy fist the hardy adventurers who encroached or. Its fastnesses. Instead, It will talk by radio every day with all the world. It will not have spent, years charting merely a narrow strip, but. with the aid of aviation will to chart 1,000,000 square miles, sketching the currents of the air as well ns those of the Keu. lie hopes to accomplish with his airplanes In a voyage what would take a score of years, millions of dollars and many lives If only a ship and dog sleds were employed. Now, here's another view of the expedition based upon the additional fact that Vllhjalmur Stefansson, the famous C'anndian explorer. Is also . headed for the Arctic. Capt. C. I). the "Lone Wolf of the Arctic." skipper of the whaler Hermann, thinks there's something doing' beside aclence In those two expeditions. Captain Peder-bowas In San Francisco Just before Amundsen's dpartiire from Seattle. He said he was anxious to sail, so hs to get a ring-sidseat under the aurora borealls. From that vantage point he wants to watch what be says Is history's greatest International marathon across the top of the world. In which the untold riches of the north-lan- d will reward the victor. Principals In the International race to the note be Itould Amundsen, discoverer of the South Pole, who'll represent Norway, i.nd Villi Jnlmitr Stefansson, who'll carry the Hag of Creut itrltaln. They'll start ns soon as the Ice will let them Amundsen from Seattle with a ship equipped with airplanes and radio. Stefansson from Wrangel Island with the equipment of dog sled. The two explorers tell the world they'll shut themselves off from civilization and risk their lives In Arctic Icepacks for the glory of discovery and scientific achievement. But "Wolf Pedersen says there's more than that In the expedition. He sees n nice for vast treasures hidden behind the Ice barriers, lie soys the explorers are seeking fur Norway and l;n;:lntic great nullum mines vast oil llelds and com I deposit fossil Ivyry. diamonds, areas of fertile bind where reindeer thrive. "I cntmot believe." Pedersen says, "that and Norway have gone t this great expense purely foi exploration purpose. "For I Miymlf have seen r) n7.e from tlie Point Barrow oil ground and form n lake so pure that natives burn It In lumps without refining I be-abl- five-year- s' Pedt-rsen- ii e Kng-Inii- d a com- rade had perished In the attempt, landed within the German lines and explored their positions thoroughly and swam back across the river with Information 1 of great value to the American command. For this he has re ceived the croce dl guerra of Italy, the equivalent of the French crolx do guerre. Hatler met Gen. Armando Diaz, commander in chief of the Italian armies In the World war, at the third national convention of the American After this Legion In Kansas City. meeting the Italian decoration was presented at a special ceremony In Joplln. The Mlssourlan also wears the America!. Medal of Honor and the French crolx de guerre. . CHAIR FOR THE COMMANDER 47 4 l after 'fi.'i V. 'yl i C. P. OF FORTY the In county Is a for- -' mer sergeant of ordnance. The commander of the local Legion post at Mar an, the county seat, is Kev. II. G. truck driver, Methodist, Scoggins, minister and former buck private of Infantry. He was a corporal mce, but like the Immortal Mulvaney, hewas "rejuced." Under his leading tha Moran post has a membership in the county 09 per cent of "possible." In the fighting In France Sergt. M. Waldo Hatler of Joplln, Mo., swam the Meuse river under 3 fJH FIRE Sergt. M. Waldo Hatler of Joplln, Mo., Wears Medals for World War Bravery. 1 7 V by "'A "WW" MJm UNDER MEUSE Texas county somewhat larger, state of Rhode Island baa. been discovered ' contribuwhich ted no commla-- ; stoned oftteer- - to: the World war,; not even a The "shavetail." ranking' highest :han the Elaborate Reed Piece, Gift to Mac Nider, From the Department of the Philippines. A chair of woven reeds thnt will sustain the weight of half a dozen men now ornaments the office of Commander Hunford MacNIder of the American Legion, as a gift from the Department of the Philippines. It la modeled on the throne of a Moro chieftain. Though the chair never felt painter's brush. It la built up in a bright color scheme that is the gift of the sun itself. . Split bamboo and AND EIGHT E. Cronkite of Los Angeles la Second in Command of - Roughhouse Club. "Sous Chef de Chemln de Fer des 40 Hommes et Hult This Chevaux." meuns In Eng. Hah. "National Ass'alnnt Rail way Station Agent of the 40 Ven and Eight Horses." But In A. E. F. pate Is It stands for vice president of the Forty and Eight, the Legion's "And I have seen coal beds so easily tapped that even the lazy natives use them. 'That is not nil I have heard tales of fossil Ivory, of furs, of radium, of great meteoric diamond beds that forjuerly furnished crown Jewels for Itussia. The weultli of the Arctic is tremendous." Pedersen may be right or he may be wrong. Anyway, there Is corroborative evidence of sorts. Stefansson certainly "seized" Wrangel Island last year and took possession in the name of Great Britain, notwithstanding It was discovered many years ago by United States naval vessels and claimed as United States territory. While Stefansson has refused to divulge the purpose of this year's expedition he did say this: "The development and colonization of the Northland will surely begin with the present generation. The mystery woven around the north has resulted from misinformation. Theories that It is uninhabitable have been foreve.- rejected, for it has been proved that fuel and food exist In - abnm'ahce! "Since the (rue conditions In the north have been realized colonization and commercial exploitation will surely follow. The animal life Is At first the basis of attraction for commerce. It would be largely a source of meat supply, but there are also large deposits of oil, cool, copper und other metals." Amundsen seems to have many friends nnd they have contributed liberally to his exceedingly comprehensive equipment. An American manufacturer of airplanes has "chipped In" to the extent of about $J0.000. He has contributed nn monoplane which has been tested to meet arctic conditions. Besides the monoplane. Amundsen will take a scout plane, a smaller British ship which will he nsed only within the vicinity or the Maud. The monoplane, with n cabin In which passengers have bee'i carried, will be She Is so equipped that she can carry large stock tif fuel and provisions nnd to her can be i.djusted skis, wheels or pontoons, so that she can land on any surface. With her aid. Amundsen believes he course across the top ran chart a of the earth. The planes will be designed to permit of landing .m land or water nnd will be equipped with fuel tank twenty hours flying. Only one plan? will leave the ship nt a time, with the sec-nnslwnya avullnble for relief work. Two Norwegian aviator. Lieutenant Omdal und Sergeant Odd Iahl. accompany Amundsen. ou.fit nnd shout They will curry a movlng-plctnrBoth Omdnl and lnhl are :;n.fiO0 feel of film. expert wireless operators i.nd expect to keep the Maud In touch with Spitsbergen, and to receive message from the Norwegian wireless station at oil-met- fr d e Ntnvanger. They also expect to talk with Washington. They plan to flash rejMirt from airplane' to the mother ship, which Is equipped with transmitting apporatus of 2.000 miles radius. The ship then will communicate with Alaska, nnd Nome will relay to the powerful sin! Ion at St. Panl. on the Bebring sen. St. Paul ill send the meninges . to Washington. Ir. H. V. Sverdritp. technical expert for the expedition, assembled at Seattle what wsi said to lie the most complete equipment of technical apparatus for met eoroglciil research pv.r ,i.m. bled for The equipment )M!nr expedition. packed In forty cases, was lent to the by the Carnegie- institute and Smithsonian Institution, the const and geodetic wurtey anil the Culled States weather bureau. Hie Norwegian an iy and navy have presented to the explorers themrms nnd munition Hiey may need and sixty boxes of spe tll selected eXN-dltio- ... 3I provisions, tested by Prof. Torup of the physiological laboratory of the University of Christianla With the explorer will be Capt. Oskar AVIsting, sailing master, who stood at his side "on" th South Pole, and G. Olonkln, engineer. Six Siberian natives who Joined the Maud In 10'J0 will be In the crew. Captain Amundsen expects to strike Immediately into the outward or northern drift of the Ice ns It leaves Bering sea In the spring break-up- , and to swing with the northeasterly current during the summer. Provisions for seven years will be taken, though the erpeditlon figures on getting through Inside of five years. . Just by way of reminder that getting to the North Pole even with airplane nnd radio nnd all modern Improvements still has Its Incidental hazards and thrills. Amundsen's big flyer had to make a forced landing in Pennsylvania the othet day. Amundsen was in It. but none of the adven-tutor- s and the machine was only wj hijqred However, ns a reminder the sliglitly daumged. forced landing wns a success. Of bourse a forced landing In Pennsylvania Is quite a different thing from a forced landing on the Ice in arctic weather nnd far from civilization. So there are. possibilities In arctic flying that will keep the world Intcreslt'd !a the progress of the Mnud and her aviators. There are even those who think thnt the attempt to fly to the pole presents one of the most dangerous expeditions ever Httempled by man and that Its successful accomplishment will put a great feather In the hat of neronantlcs. Wouldn't It be ti queer thing If Amundsen should go flying some day from the Maud nnd should see Stefansson crawling along by dog-sleon t lie Ice below hlni? And Stefansson, hearing the drone of an airship propeller, should look up from his sled on the Ice and see AmUndsei. far In the air above him? Cap!. Ilonld Amundsen has long been a prominent figure In polar explorntlon so long that be tins the right to rest on his laurel at the end of this expedition. He was hotn In 1S72 at Borje, Norway. He received a public school education and becume a sailor nt nn early age. He whs s memtier of the Belglra Antarctic expedition of 1S:"9. On his return he planned an expedition for the discovery of the Northwest passage and the locade. He purchased nnd tion of the magnetic outfitted the schooner GJon. He sailed June Ifl. ltxr.t. from Clirlstlnnla. The expedition wns both important and successful. He located the magnetic tMile near Boothia Felix, the extreme north end of the North American continent. He was the flrM to make the passage from Kurope to Alnrkn. which he reached early In tecemler, Bto.1. Amundsen then turned his attention to the Antarctic. Sir K. H. SbncktetoN In I he Mm rod had rem bed a point 111 mile from the South Pole In li10 three expedition start .'unitary !. ed in search of the South Pole: Amundsen In the Frutii : dipt. Ilolrt V. Scott (Great Britain) in the Terra Nova, and Capt. Wilhelsn Filcbner (GerA tittle Inter I'r. many) in the lieiitschland. Itouglas Mawson sailed In tie Aurora from Wales and Cnp'irn Hhirase In the Kniiian Mara from Yokohama. The Flam wns the f)rt to report. sh srrlved March 7. 1!'12. She brought a! Ilnlinrt. the news that I ? tuber 14. It'll, Captain Amundsen an I four men had attained the South Poie and lii'd remained H ere four lays. Iloughhouse club, after the little French boxchrs built to carry "40 men or elgfit horses." This imposing title U borne by C. E. Cronkite of Los Angeles, Cal.. formerly first lieutenant in the Three Hundred and Tweuty-secon- d field signal battalion. ed i &" u Bamboo Chair in Natural Colors, carefully chosen reeds were selected" In the course of the troplcul sumraen for their varying, shades. These were. assembled at Manila and woven into a great chair without nails, pegs or paint. The workmanship Is elaborate and Oriental In design. "QUEEN OF THE CANAL ZONE" Miss Viola Bissell Wins Contest S by American Legion pen-sore- -- d Department of Panama. The "Queen of the Cannl Zone'' has been chosen thrcugh an election sponsored by the American Legion, at department". j Carrying On With the American Legion Panama. The contest was won Hundreds of the small were used to sweep the clear of mines during the be put on the scrap pile, a states. Viola Miss by Bissell wlt.i cording votes. Acto her enthusiast she 1 i is "subjects" of the true Amer ' ; ican type, tall, Z Monde nnd atli- ,' r lellc. The Pami- declare ber famous smile niuns would win In any contest over any of the beti titles of America or Kurope. William Carl Brotiner of Baltimore, blind and armless as a result of the WorM war, plays a championship game of chess by remembering the position of all the chesmeii from the beginning of pluy. Bronner's opponent moves for Bromier accor1 ling to bis dlree-lionand then announces bis ewa s German manufacturers are foshlot-In- g buttered old bayonets Into- - pnienf for the forested kindling splitter countries of the Baltic. Ta governments of these countries object? thai the bayoiets may easily be deMehe from the framework of the maehlne The training of disanleir soldlera trades they have never prae tlced before Is a greit help h averting the hervons breakdowns so wen, ace alent among lug to the vocational IiimocIi of tb United Mules vt'teraua' bureau. In new pv Old Brick industry Age. "f;,"r The Bible te.ls of the '.' ml use or brlcK. A mem own the Unmans 44 A. I ....fnnl etitmr mm in England. .ir r el -.;v dimc.lU" n, '' ",,',,","r v.wovercome,..- ..- wul.l Booh on Farming. (first oellcved Bole of ilusla.ii.lr.ve." . 4 l0 i,e ,he hrst on farming yrloted $1.-was bought recently of .He P..ltWh by one Ukh-ard- e ,, was printed In 1 bf Pynsoii. - manufa. tnred supervise r"Ww v. niuve. us-ie- Ik- Tex, veterans' organization. Saved From the scrap Pile. The hlsti.rir old hn(tlshlp Oregon, h seclal Interest of the American Legion and other patriotic societies, ha been saved from the scrap pile io nhlch the nnviil limitation treaty had consigned It. Slits will be cut In th real gun, filled with lend nnd painted over, so hi to preserve their n while rendering tliein in Mccordiinc-with the treaty. The great drive abaft will be cut. Then the hli will swing at anchor off e York harbor as s ihm v nietii.rlul. Hck. Houston. Strother, World war veteran sojourning In A. B. F. scenes In Paris, France, wnnts to climb Eiffel tower, a feat never yet ae. coinpllshed. for the benefit of a French, sol-die- ts ., Zr gover Trv d.s - -" craft that North ae war are to navy order Ten dollr.ra a month for encfr month's service, with 23 per cent additional for overseas service, la to bey paid World war veterans of Maryland by the stute. Veterans' Bureau la Busy. The United States veterans' bureau, established as uu Independent government organization after u three years' tight by the American Legion, Is now handling insurance and couieusation caws throughout America and In 70 foreign countries where American or their dependents reside. Cheeks go out to such ilxlnnl countries as KnIIioiiIii. Moiocco, Korea and In niie mouth l:i,ouo InsurMoravia. ance and comeiisatloii checks, having were mulled H cash value of S.ViO.000. to foreign countries. em "n i? ,. A!vay3 Sjnit!i':oa. ' " " " M1 if bey . ...nrrM-- m ,rrnMll I () :e. Is , " t. a happy a" .- .- ,li.,H I" 1"" .l'e " l' "''