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Fire bomba did tbis. Bat prompt action beats them Has Hitler 1 Room In Your Home? Take a look at your attic — if it's stacked with old papers and junk, it's a perfect target for fire bombs by Paul W. Kearney IN the past two months I have put one simple question to scores of fire chiefs, fire-prevention engneers and civihais-detenae authorities: Wkmt u Ik* mmst aurful imp tkmt Ik* kmmtkmldn cmm de in tkt dtftus* program? And with virtual unanimity they give a reply just as simple and direct as the query, to wit: At first Mush you might think they hadn’t understood the question. But when you stop to consider, you'll reakae the logic of it. Obviously, when your attic becomes a catch-all for trash and junk, you are going to bed every night under a stealthy threat Even under ordinary peacetime conditions, a cluttered attic is a serious fire hazard, but today, when air raids are always an uncom fortable possibility. that hazard is doubly perilous The reason can be stated in two worts: incendiary bombs. The purpose of incendiary bombs is to start hundreds of small fires which, it is hoped, will spread rapidly enough to form a pant conflagration. And if a bomb lands in tbe middle of a mess of combustible odds and ends, tbe enemy's fondest wish will be fulfilled. Let's go upstairs to the attic, there fore, and look over the situation. The electron., or thermite, bomb in current use will penetrate any wooden, slate or composition roofing that is less than m tucker thick This means that in most cases they would come to rest or the attic floor, spitting blobs of white-hot metal over a radius of 30 or 30 feet, suiting a fire where every blob landed What would this mean in your attic? How much forgotten junk is stowed away up there to provide fuel for these fires' Think it over If you harden your heart, you'll find that roost of it can be disposed of entirely. What can't be told or pven away can be trans ferred to less dangerous roams. That's all very well, you say. but wouldn't the bomb start a fire in even a pic -and-span attic? Yes. it would — if left alone. How ever, fire bombs, despite their fearful connotation, are comparatively easy to handle. Here are some ample pre cautions that you can take: Keep at least IN pound* of dry mmnd in the mttie. Alao a long handled coal shore/, o flashlight (several if poaaible) and a pair of sunglasses to word a# glare. In rate a fire booth landa tan the floor, wait a /ui! minule after its first violent tputtering hsa died out. Them dump a ahoreiful of amnd betide the bomb. Shovel the booth onto thia pile and rearer it with more Band. Better still, shov el the bomb into a uaahtub half full of tand and then corer it. However, if you can arrange to hove a hose handy, a coarse apray of water will reuse the bomb to bum out quickly and trill brlp to keep the floor from catching fire. Well. Mr. Householder, wtiv not roll up your sleeve* and get busy? It's never too early to play safe. HOWTO WITHOUT BLEACHING! SUK m or roc*. raomr -me mum 'mveoem j e rfCSKSL? cum*, nmsues Moar aorxes y a? cksht? j ’/ ut us oo j<Kte “ I as*ES-*0ore were ^tSUOCf TVHAMOS V* "'U/O*5 DtscortM* iftt# Ox**' n*"mr»toi&new*9tfs**' jfmSmwk Get Amazing Whiteness—With New Mildness VH AT a joy these New OXYDOI. washes are. So sweet and snowy — u but u ltimat kltachng.’ And vou Ret these w-ashes with an Oxydol that's milder than before ... kinder to hands . .. safe for deli cate w-ashable colors . . . safe for lovely washable rayons! Yes. with ill its extra power for washing thinRS white, it's a milder Oxydol than before—and, of course, utterly free from bleach itself. And more rood news! The New Oxydol saves money. Every cup (toes farther. These busy, active “Hustle-Bubble" suds wash more Trade Mark Rea l’ S Pat Otf clothes or dishes than ever. Y'ou'll sec ware suds, and much lonacer lasting, harder-working suds than ever. So go modern—with the New OXY'DOL Except for stains, of course, or unusual pieces, get the kind of washes that arc delighting women everywhere — tihite uithomt bltucbmg. AT ALL DCALEHS NOW SAMI FAMMUAH PACKAGE New Ovydol o the owls town recom mended by n limp of lending wnnber maker, for emmpfe by THOR. Rrtf •ll-elertrlr apibet imakem of tbe fa mous 1*41 THOR Elect m-Rlwae Model.