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War Booms Flag Business
Mary Jane Patterson, one of the factory's 250 employes operates a hemming machine that hems, not one flag at a time, but several hundred of them in a continuous ribbon. In another operation they'll be clipped into single flags. |N controst with many businesses that have been hard hit as the Nation swings into a 100 per cent war economy,, the flag making business is hitting a new all time peak That's the story at all flag factories, and these pictures taken at one of the smaller ones, the Dettra Flagg Company at Oaks, Pa., illustrate the boom times In the picture above, flags are piled high in one of the main sewing rooms as they move from the sewing machine stitch ng to the bond job of attaching a fringe to the small silk flogs. Two extremes in flogs produced of the factory The huge flag for dropinq a building, represents many hours of work and many yards of material in the making The other flag is small enough for a lopel decoration. It's o case of almost empty shelves ot this factory The demand for flags is so great that no stocks can be accumulated The factory is making 30,000 small flags and 2,000 large ones every day, with a daily requirement of 10,000 yards of material. Wide World Photo*. In this process Eliza - beth O'Malley is dieing out the stars with a spec ial cutter as she makes a stencil for applying stars to a. flag Thus a flag factory does its coloring and printing as well as its cutting and stitching in producing flags. Bah* Vo. IHM!»—ChirlM <iar*. son of Mr and Mrs. Charles K Warren, VI.'I Powhatan Place V W Ciinednw Photo. ^ — Alco Gravure • Hoboken, Chicago, Baltimore, Atlanta You can protect your important personal papers and other valuables against destruction, lire or theft, by immediately storing; them in a private safe deposit ho* in our massive steel vault. FmpEFENSE I personal safe ileposit box. which only yon can enter, costs as little as a penny a tiny. MORRIS PLAN BANK The Bank for the Individual . . . Serving Over 50,000 Accounts 14th &. G Sts., N. W. Executive 4400 Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation CHECKIN*; SAV1NOS Jf. SAEF PEPOSIT BOXES * Al' IOMOHILE E1NANC1NC. ♦ LOANS * CHUftttiti* Bedroom (rroup . . . ^^k bended trench Influence! Luxurious Bedroom Grouping: of Three Distinctive Pieces ... Exquisite Rembrandt, off-white antique fin ish ithe color of old china) over all-mahog any construction. Three basic pieces include single or double bed, dresser or vanity with hanging mirror and chest. Other matching pieces at similar low prices. Colony House Does Save You Money! Shop Furniture Stores the city over and try and match this exciting value that is typical of Colony House year-’round low prices. Our neighborhood location with resulting econ omies in overhead, enable us to make our authentic repro ductions at no higher prices than you are asked to pay for furniture of questionable quality and design elsewhere. "Buy Today What You Will Be Proud Of Tomorrow” 1 4244 CONNECTICUT AVE. Free Parking in Rear—Open Evenings 'til 9 OPEN ALL DAY SATURDAYS UNTIL 9 P.M.