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ARMY 'LIFT' FOR STRANDED FLIERS ************************* A Picture Sforv'
1 WEARING modified parachute • harness, S/Sgt. Harry C. Con way, 20, waits to be picked up at Wright Field, 0„ by plane in flight. 2 CONTACT! The plane’s tow rope has engaged the pick-up loop between the poles and the harness, nylon • rope, and a winch in the plane, have reduced the shock to little more than a quick start in a fast car as Conway leaves the ground. As the plane climbs at a 35 degree angle, he is whirled aloft without hitting the earth. Note in inset how his knees are drawn up to his chest by the specially designed harness he wears. vxxw .....—. 3 AT A SAFI HEIGHT above the ground (top) Conway is drawn up to the plane • by a man operating the winch within it. As he reaches the craft (bottom) l.e shinnies up a guide reel hanging from it, grabs the door sill and starts to climb in with the aid of the winch man who meets him at the open door and helps him. I I ~ ". .i 4 ONE OF A SERIES of experiments to prove the nr= ’ • bility of picking a man from the ground and to a plane in flight is over. Army-made rescue k ts anT* ment are used to pick up stranded personnel Unterm*' ROOSEVELT SIGNS , HIGHWAY MEASURE WASHINGTON, Dec. 20.— Wl — Fresident Roosevelt signed today a bill authorizing a $1,673,250,000 Federal contribution toward a $3, 173.250.000 three-year postwar highway program. And, in an accompanying state ment, he praised Congress for having made possible advance planning of "needed facilities on a sound basis." Mr. Roosevelt add ed: "Now' it becomes a challenge to the states, counties and cities w'hich must originate the specific projects and get the program ready for construction after the war ends. "It is likewise a notice to the 44 State Legislatures which con vene in 1945 that the highway pro gram will require their support and vigorous attention.” States would supply $1,500,000, 000 in a 50-50 matching basis to become eligible for the larger ! share of the Federal money au- ; thorized by the bill. I discovered an amazing way to NewSTRENGTH.. better LOOKS! ri'"r5S;S“ 1 Getting value out of the food you eat Is your No. 1 health problem whether you eat 500 or 2,000 pounds yearly. To do this, scientists say, you must have an adequate supply of natural stomach digestive Juices and rich, red blood must be present. Improper diet, overwork, undue wor ries, colds, the fiu or other Illness often Impairs the stomach’s digestive func tions and reduces the red-blood strength. A person who Is operating on only a 70 to 75% healthy blood volume or a stomach digestive capacity of only 50 to 60% normal Is severely handicapped. 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It has advanced 15 miles toward the road-hub town of Shwebo, which is 140 miles northwest of Manda lay. Meanwhile two more villages have been occupied in widely scat tered sectors of the jungle war zone, and advance patrols on the Arakan coastal plain now are within 35 miles of the port of Ak yab. said a communque issued at Southeast Asia Headquarters, Kan dy, Ceylon. Red Press Says Nazis Abetting U. S. Discord N. C. FAIR GROUND PROJECT PLANNED RALEIGH, Dec. 20. —P— A long range plan for the erection of a coliseum and the general expan sion of livestock facilities at the N. C. State Fair Grounds were studied here today at a meeting of more than fifty agricultural and livestock production leaders. W. Kerr Scott. State Commis sioner of Agriculture called the meeting and presided. Dr. J. S. Dorton. War Manpower Commission director for North Carolina who is on leave as direc tor of the Agriculture Department's State Fair division, headed a list af speakers who expressed the opinion that tne State Fair '‘can tot function as an educational en terprise witn its present housing conditions for showing livestock placed on exhibit.” Dr. Dorton added that “the fair must always bo a thoroughly edu cational institution or nothing.” Other talks were made by W. W. Fitzpatrick of Rougemont, super intendent of quail roost farm, who said leading growers of livestock ‘‘were dissatisfied with exhibit facilities at the fair before the war”; and T. O. Schaub of the state College Extension Service, who said that a coliseum ‘‘would provide exii.bition facilities for livestock shows the year around." -V WARNING GIVEN ON DEFERMENTS Workers in jobs carrying draft deferments were warned yesterday that allowing their deferments to expire without renewal or transfer ring to other employment without approval from their local boards would result in their being classi fied as available for military serv ice. Selective Service officials in City Draft Board number one and New Hanover County Eoard number two issued the reminder, directed to employers as well as jobholders. It stems from a National order, relayed by the State Director of Selective Service on December 11, aimed at keepng eligible workers in war production jobs and fur nishing the armed services with needed personnel from among those whose war employment has terminated. Apart from the question of keep ing war workers at war work, the City Draft Board gave notice that it had “scraped the barrel’ for white inductees below the age of 29, and that its future calls would probably include men 29 to 37 years old. Next pre-induction examina tions for the City board are sche duled for January 29, for whites, and January 8, for colored. A group of 17 Wilmington color ed eligibles will leave for induc tion at Fort Bragg on January 2. They are Richard Faison, Arthur Bryant, William Campbell, William Bostic, James Wells, Jr., James R. Williamson, Marvin E, Thomas, Murray Conyers, Aaron Davis, Frank O. Erickson, Nathaniel Nel son, Emmett Russell, William T. Heyer, Fred Thompson, Jr., James E. Durcnt, Jimmie Daniels and Lewis J. Stanley, Jr., all within the 18-29 age group. -V buy war bonds and stamps i. MOSCOW. Dec. 20 —<**>— The Russian Army newspaper Red Star said today that German agents were attempting, "through reac tionary circles in the United States and other countries,” to block the formation of an international peace organization and were preparing for a third world war. The article also said the Ger mans were seeking to stir up con troversies among the Allies over the question of Germany's future. 1 ■'In the past few days, the Hit-! lerites have pointed with uncon-1 1 cealed pleasure at the activity of the isolationist elements in the United States who already have started agitation against partici pation by the United States in a world organization of international security,” the article said. "The Hitlerites resort to their favorite method to frighten public opinion with 'Bolshevist danger' and 'European chaos' in case the Allied postwar plans are realized. This is the ar gument of the Hearst press. "The Hitlerites watch carefully for American reaction to European developments, especially those events which might threaten the unity of the Allies. But they are not much comforted. A majority of the American press acts ardent ly in behalf of the consolidation of cooperation between all the Allies and urges realization of the Dumbarton Oaks decisions as soon as possible. -V Battery Manufacturer « Asked To Raise Output CHARLOTTE. Dec. 20.—<AV-Of ficials of the National Carbon Co.'s plant here disclosed today that they had been asked to increase their December output of batter-ies by almost double because of "the urgency of the new situation which has been created by the surpris ing turn of the war.” The officials said the request came from the Army Signal Corps headquarters in Washington. Simultaneously it was announc ed that the U. S. 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Davis indicated today he will not intervene in any way in the Louisiana State Univer- j sity student-administration dispute! over the dismissal of a co-ed who wrote and distributed a leaflet on campus kissing and sex. Christmas Seals on v0ur w and packages mean that m,' joined the partnership of those save lives. Let's lick tuberculj! with Christmas Seals: ! In every nationwide poll of post-war buying pref erence, America has placed Philco first ... by an average of 3 to 1 over any other make of radio. RADIOS and radio-phonographs . are high upon the list of peace time products that America is waiting to buy. That is the universal finding of many surveys being made today by research organizations, as American industry awaits the signal to produce for peace. But U’hat radio is it waiting to buy ? Repeatedly and overwhelm ingly . . . it’s a Philco! 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