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The Kennewick courier-reporter. [volume] (Kennewick, Wash.) 1939-1949, July 08, 1943, Image 4

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Fighters FlyfiSea
T 0 Combat Areas
Shipping Space Is Released
For Other Cargoes.
WASHINGTON; A- Transocean
nights to combat areas. long a com
monplace tor bombers and other
large planes. are being made by
Lightning fighters. the ”my has re
vealed.
The first public disclosure that the
swift. twinengined Lockheed craft
are crossing both the North and the
South Atlantic under their own pow
er came months after the first mass
night of Lightnings. _
Since then large numbers of Light
ning: have been delivered under
their own poWer from the factory in
California to the combat zones in
Europe and Africa. releasing ship
ping space for other cargo.
Although the Lightning, one of the
world's fastest fighters. also is a
long-range fighter, it. can make the
transatlantic hop only. by using an
extra gasoline supply carried in re
leasable. streamlined tanks.
Each tank weighs about 90 pounds
erupt]. and carries 135 gallons of
gasoline, bringing its tilled weight
to about 1,000, pounds. Two. such
tanks give the Lightning about dou
ble its normal range, and aerody
namics problems have been so well
overcome. the :army said. that the
two tanks. when full. reduce the
speed of the Lightning by only 4 per
cent.
The planes carry other special
equipment. long range oxygen equip.
ment. Arctic packs and rubber boats
for the northern crossing, jungle kits
for the overland sections of the
southern route. and concentrated
rations. .
Since the Lightnings carry limited
navigation equipment, each flight of
fighters is accompanied by a Boeing
347 Flying Fortress as a “shep
herd." . ' a
Rearming of Germany Is
Said to Have Begun in ’2l
STOCKHOLM.—The Germans 'are
revealing for the first time some de
tails of the rearming of the nation
in the inter-war period.
Dr. Waninger. draftroom chief of
the Rheinmetaloßorsig. in a lecture.
boasted cynically that the Germans
began experimenting with secret
arms construction as early as 1921.
At that time. when the republic had
barely been‘ born. 1 heavy industry
managed to devote much time in
‘ producing new gun types. be de
elated.
This work was carried on in the
Borsig drafting omce. right under
the noses of Allied control commis
sions, without their suspecting a
thing. the speaker boasted. To
. achieve this degree.of secrecy the
once had to be kept moving back
and forth between various factories.
It was in Berlin firstg but later
removed to an isolated spot on the
Leunerberger -.Heide. outside the
’ Notice to Looker Patrons
and Ice Customers: ‘ _ °
sun'mu: Jun a... nu: ‘scnvrcu- noon _% u rm:
‘ Church Grape Juice Company Plant
will he closed to all entry lor hall of each hour alter 7 o'clock
in the evening . .
ATTENDANT WILL POSITIVELY NOT ANSWEN THE
DOOR THE FIRST HALF OF EACH HOUR . \
Service during the remaining half hour is suhiect to reason
able delay. _ ‘ '
Please purchase your ice and visit your lockers helore ”seven
p.m. ii at all possible, to help avoid congestion. Thank You.
CHURCH GRAPE JUICE COMPANY ‘
¥__———_—_____—___—
‘Can-Opener’ PPanes Are
Poison to German "fa-"rs
LONDON—The secret of the Buy
al Air force's tank-busting airplanes
which have earned the name "can
openers" because of the;r work in
North Africa. was officially revealed
The “can-openers" are Hurricanes
designed especially for uselagainst
armored vehicles. They carry two
40-min. guns. one in each wing. The
guns are capable of automatic or
single shot fire with a shell weigh
ing 2% pounds.
The gun itself. Specially designed
for aircraft use. weighs only 320
pounds. The plane also carries two
303 Browning machine guns.
Tells Major 0!!
In Camp Barkeley's MRTC per
sonnel, a major vouches for this
story and admits the trainee-Soldier
was in dead earnest... Therecruit,
on guard duty for the . first time.
stopped the major. whom he could
distinguish only as a man in the
dark. “Who goes there?" the trainee
inquired, with proper, authoritative
voice and dramatic finesse. When
the major announced himself, the
trainee groped for the proper fdllow
up command -- and groped and
groped. The major waited—and
waited. Finally. the major became
restless. “All right.” he said to
the soldier, .“what’s .the rest of it?”
“I don't know. sir." replied the flus
tered gu'ard. “But you sure as hell
better stand right where you are
until I find out!" ' ‘ ‘
' History Is in. Attips
The pile of old papers ‘or letters
in the attic or. old family trunk
may be just the source material
needed. to produce better. more ac
curate history books. Historians of
the past have often failed to tell the
story of the life of the common man
not only because they were chiefly
interested in national politics and
economics. but also because they
could not find the materials "they
needed. so they could' write accu
rately about the people. Our-«gen
eration is interested in the history of
all the people, and the only source
of this‘material' is in the records of
the common people that are collect
ed and saved.- This: new history
can be better, and .more‘ accurate
than any we have ever had before.
Munich Rail Center
Birthplace of Naziism, cultural
center of South Germany. beer capi
tal of the Third. Reich-these titles
belong to Munich. Remembered by
tourists as' a city ogparks, museums
and fairs. Munich .is the hub of im
portant rafl lines. Capital tot Ba
varia and fourth largest‘ German
city, Munich is the size of Baltimore.
Seven main rail lines converge on
the city to make it an important
transfer center for military supplies.
A large airport. normally used by
international as w'ellas German'air
lines. lies north of the city. Local
war industries have grown from
long-established furniture factories.
machine shops, automobile body and
engine works. ‘
_ Sgperstitionp _ _ '_
For some farmers. the arrival of
the turkey huzzard in the spring is
a sign that crop-time is at hand.
although most people rely on the
ground hog. In general. truck gar
dens thrive best if set out on Good
Friday. and lettuce is sown on Val.
entine's day. When the first dove
"hollers" in the; spring. corn is sown;
but the planter must remain sober
taced during this process. for it he
laughs. the grains on the cob will
be irregular. Anger when planting
peppers makes them prosper better.
A real old-timer never sows beans I
till he hears the whippoorwill cry.
and then they are planted in the I
morning rather than in the utter
noon.' Cucumbers are sown in the
sign of the Twins with an assurance '
that they will flourish; and it is wide
ly believed that these crops planted
by a woman or an old man "never
'mount t’ much.” During the grow- 1
in: season. it was the custom for
Farmer Bill not to have his hair cut
too often, or his crops might mature'
slowly. ’
Golf Good Exercise
Golf plays a dual role for those
who find it their form of relaxation.
says the Unlted‘States Golf associa
tion. It is a participating sport
where one has the benefits of phys
ical exertion outdoors coupled with
the pleasant companionship of one's
friends, the association said, and
added that it would like to make it
very clear that it is our firm con
viction that golf is a patriotic and
proper form of exercise for the men
and the women of this country. and
that one‘should not have the feeling
that it is in poor taste to play a
game of golf in serious times like
these—provided, of course, that it
doesn’t‘intertere with the war effort.
Glycerin hi Medicine
Glycerin is a requirement for
many medicines and pharmaceuti
cals. Millions of pounds are used
every year in doctors’ prescriptions;
and in necessary everyday remedies.
For this reason the- supply of gly
cerin must be maintained both for
the health of. civilian population and
for medical and surgical treatment
tor men in uniform Women may
have to do without --the luxury of
glycerin and rose water—which they
will do cheerfully—but not one wom
an wants a sirzle'boy in uniform to
be deprived of the medicines and
drugs that will bring him back to
health.
Bug’s Discus
Formerly known as :‘Bang's dis
ease," brucellosis causes abortion
and lowered milk production in
dairy herds. Raw milk from infect
ed cows may cause human bracel
losis. known as undulant (ever. it
used for food by man. The disease
may be introduced into a herd by
the purchase of infected heifers.
cows or bulls and may be spread
by contaminated teed and water. by
breeding or in milk from an infected
cow “agnosed by blood tests.
'l'“ WOB. (“'ABH.) COURIER-REPORTER.
Gedius Makes His False
.Teeth From Cigarette Foil
LONDON—FaIse teeth tom the
metal (oil of cigarettepackages is
reported as the crowning ingenuity
—but by no means the only one—
ot Allied prisoners of war at a Ger
man camp.--
Writing to the London Daily Mail
from one of these camps. A. J. Pe
terson said:
"Our food parcels from home. via
the Red Cross. . are grand but we
welcome them not only for their
contents. The twine. the paper. the
cardboard boxes, the packing—ev
erything is precious. ~
“With the twine the boys make
rope soles for their slippers. Some
of the cleverer ones can fashion a
complete pair of slippers out. of the
twine they save up. Empty tins
from packages we turn into teapots
and pannikins. and the packing
stuffs our pillows."
To Relieve Meat Crisis—
First Catch Your Whale
WASHINGTON—Mrs. Housewife.
gingerly weighing the merits of
horsemeat and Louisiana marsh
hare (muskrat to you). received an
other strange entrant for her war
time menu today—whale meat.
Dark red and tasting something
like "lied." according to the Office
of the Co-Ordinator of Fisheries,
whale meat will be offered to the
nation's table some time this year
trom’ a shore station established in
California. Three vessels will bring
the meat to the station.
During the last war. whale meat
was eaten in the United States in
tau-1y large quantities. the omce
said. _
Women Take Big Load
BALTIMORE—Another of man's
job: has been taken over by women.
One of Baltimore's railroad station:
now employs" 17 women freight truck
ers who daily push around mil-pound
trucks with loads which average 509
pounds or more. '
Yet the women. most of whom are
married and have children. don’t
complain. "We only holler when the
load is too heavy." said one of them.
“And when we say heavy. brother.
we really mean heavy. Five hun
dred pounds is nothing.”
Note to men: Try it sometime.
Slacks for War Workers ,
Meet With Some Disfavor
ST. LOUIS. MO.—-Siack suit: hr
women defetne workers may be the
next war casualty.
They take too much material and
too long to launder. said Hugh 1?.
Flynn of Providence. R. 1.. pm!-
dent of the Linen Supply Associa
tion of America. in an interview.
He pointed on: Eastern linen Inp
ply men will refuse to fumiah them
when the present supply wears out.
man favora'dreuea.
The association recently held its
aw] convention in St. Louis.
OE Shoulders of Men
2144170443“, 70d}:
WAR gowns
I “Smokfganrr'
A hattlewagon loaded with vafloua
explosives. bombs. torpedoes. oil
and gasoline is not the safest place
to-he “mantel-awnallhut
the smalles- ahipa 0! our Navy are
equipped with elaborate are light
In; apparatus. A
} It may be that this equipment}
1 never 'will be used during the en-I
1 tire course at the war. but it must
i be paid for out 0! the War Bonds
\ and Stamps that we are setting aside
l each main!— 0. 5. Imm, om
1 That's woman He:
j “Grandma, were you with thei
circus?” ' I
\ “Of course not, dear, why?"
§ “I heard pa say that when you
‘came to visit us, we'd have an
elephant on our hands.”
On Sidelinu
He—Oh, yes, I've fought in
several batles.
‘ She—And did they all divorce
you in the end?
1 “Mother, Bob has asked me to
be his wife. What shall I do.”l
j - “Consult: Bradstreet and Dun,‘
‘my dear; also a competent lawyer‘
and your heart”.
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