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Evening star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, March 24, 1940, Image 101

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|H Encased in a
tube banded to
its leg, the mili
tary message is
removed from
the pigeon in
lis manner.
JHE second greot war of the century has seen many changes in modes and machines of
combat, but the carrier pigeon holds its own in the elaborate communications setup of
modern military science. This bird of the mystic sixth sense of direction is still the main
reliance against failure or impossibility of communication by telephone or radio. The more
than 100,000 pigeons "on duty" in lofts along the Western Front are obout twice the num
ber held for use there in the World War. They are as much used by the German as by the
British and French armies.
The United States Army is not lagging in the continual development of stronger, swifter,
more dependable feathered soldiers for this vital service. To breed and train ever better
replacements for its "regular" pigeon force of about 10,000 birds, the Signal Corps main
tains its largest center at Fort Monmouth, N. J., where these pictures were taken.
Development of the carrier, or homing, pigeon as a messenger of wor hos been a gradual
process since the siege of Paris in 1870-71, when it was first used to send messages from
the harassed city. Todoy there is not a mojor military force that does not have its winaed
dispatch carriers. i
^Training Flyers' of the Army Signal Corps
Releasing birds for a proctice flight They begin training ot from
four to six weeks old, first in short flights of a half mile, with the distance
often increased in the first year to more than 300 miles. Food waiting at
| the flight's end is always the bait.
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! Reserves
coming up for ^
service. Two '*
pigeon chicks
pip their eggs,
one of them
already out.
Training be
gins as soon
I as they leave
I the nest.
End of a
flight. This
message
I bearer has un
i e r r i n g I y
* reached home
I and its own
coop, its ar
rival signaled
Jby a bell
hooked up to
t the trap door.
I
Nothing very commodious about these Army quarters for its
dispatch pigeons. But they have plenty of life in the open. Long
bred for strength and speed, the best carrier of today, such as
these, are molded much in the shape of a teardrop—with thick,
rounded shoulders and tapering body. Wide World Photos.
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Way Back When PogO Sticks were the rage, the great
Battle Creek cereal manufacturer, W. K. Kellogg, created a special
breakfast food to help America keep “regular.” It was named
Kellogg’s all-bran. In the years since, scores of research scien
tists have proven its effectiveness, thousands of physicians have
recommended it, millions of Americans have used it.
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Now One Million a Day! Twenty years after its discovery,
an average of one million Americans a day eat crisp, crunchy
Kellogg's all-bran. If you, too, suffer from the common kind of
constipation (due to lack of the right kind of “bulk” in the diet)
all-bran can help you join the “regulars.” Eat it every day and
drink plenty of water. Made by Kellogg’s in Battle Creek.
4 COPTIiGHT. I H 0 tv KELLOGG COMPACT
The carriers are trained to "home" to a mobile loft. This further emphasizes
their amazing sense of direction. The best explanation seems to be remarkable
power of sight, memory for landmarks and guidance by aural channels.
The Army Signal Corps—
and Staff Sergt. Clifford A.
Poutre—are proud of the many
trophies and ribbons that have
been won in, competition by
birds bred and trained at the
"Randolph Field for Feathered
Flyers." He hpids one of the
corps' prize birds.
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The Mandarin’s Tea
The very thought of mixing
the powerful acrid taste of
lemon with delicate, fragrant
tea would horrify the Chinese—
connoisseurs of tea for a thou
sand years.
All-Virginia tobaccos in a
cigarette have the natural, true
tobacco taste and aroma. If a
cigarette smoker is accustomed
to curious mixtures of tobacco
and other substances, it may
take from one to several pack
ages of Virginia Rounds to cul
tivate a taste which will be
smoking joy forever.
It is not strange that more men
and women of England smoke
more all-Virginia cigarettes than
any or all blended brands.

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