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U.' S. Camp Like
Up-to-D ate City
Modern Conveniences
Make Life Agreeable at
Big Army Center.
A year after its establishment. this.
center of American army aflaira for
a vast area has been aimed into a
little piece of U. S. A. for thousands
of men who may have to call it
home for the duration.
Their job is to keep open the
aerial supply lines which lead to
North Africa. the Middle East,
Russia. India” Burma and China.
They must see that planes. urgent
ly needed supplies and highopriority
personnel get to the right place at
the right time.
The tremendous camp has no
name—just ari arr'ny postofllce num
ber. Yet it is quite a metropolis of
concrete. wooden and canvas homes.
of mess halls and cafeterias. of pow
er plants, telephone exchanges and
steam laundries, of hospitals.
churches and movies, of barber
shops and tailor shops. of stores and
warehouses. of baseball fields. ten
nis courts, clubs and bars.
Live comfortably.
It likewise is a city with electric
lights. with modern plumbing and
sewerage, fire and police depart
ments, bus lines and tree taxis.
Ofl‘icers live comfortably in the
concrete block buildings, one, two
or three to a. room depending on
rank. There are screened porches
and easy chairs, rugs on the floors.
reading lamps, comfortable, non
army beds. showers. and even plugs
for electric razors. Black-skinned
house boys, paid and supervised by
the army, wash and lay out the
officers’ clothes, shine their shoes.
scrub, sweep and dust their rooms,
air their bed linen and run their
The privates and ‘hOn-coms." for
the most part, are less fortunate.
Theirs are the scores of prefabri
cated hutments. barracks and “win
terized tents." Theirs also are the
canvas and.the rope cots.
Mess facilities range from a cafe
teria capable of feeding 3.000 enlist»
ed men to a small. nobly equipped
dining hall to: ofiicers with the rank
of major or higher. The men use
their mess kits. the oflicers enjoy
the attendance of waiters and dine
much asthey would at home. Food
obtained locally lends variety to the
army rations.
Thousands of natives report each
morning for work of a dozen dif
ferent types and are paid from 40
to 60 cents a day. . _
Storage for Food.
A score of large warehouses.
among them “reefers" where frozen
food may be stored. receive sup
plies for- the soldiers as fast as they
are brought in by plane, truck and
boat. There are fruit, vegetable.
fish and poultry buying departments.
and even an egg candlingjoom.
A hospital with 150 to 200 beds
receives any injured man, labora
tory and pharmacy stafis work
around the clock to meet his needs,
along with X—ray and other techni
cians, he gets a bed in a roomy
ward and receives the attention of
American nurses as well as doctors.
On Sunday the soldier can go to
church at any one of the- three chap
els. He may see a movie in either
of tw) large outdoor cinemas any
night in the week, or lounge in one
of several recreation halls where
magazines, pool and ping pong ta
bles. radios, phonographs and, above
all. deep. soft chairs, await his
pleasure. He can check out books
from a library of 1.200 volumes or
get the free use of cards and poker
chips for a little game.
If he's looking for sport, and is
good enough. he can get on one of
the ten baseball teams in the camp
league. or he can play 'tennis, vol
ley hall, basketball and badminton.
Dog Flew Out to Combat
50 Times in a Bomber
dred hours in the air, including 50
combat missions in the South Pa
cific‘ is the record of an 18-month
old Scotty named Skipper, the
canine mascot Sergt. Joseph Ange
lini of Philadelphia picked up in Al
buquerque, N. M.. when the pup
was six days old.
Sergeant Angelini and Skipper
were‘ aboard the first 347 bomber
to fly over Guadalcanal. Skipper
whined a bit on the first trips. but
he quit that when he got used to the
noise of the guns, Angelini says.
Skipper had a cut-down oxygen
mask that be gratefully wore at high
altitudes and a life jacket that saved
him once when the plane crash-land
ed ofl the Solomons. Later they
named a bomber for Skipper.
Sergeant Angelini is now a pilot
cadet. Skipper is with him. living
a sedate life at last and dreaming
of the deer and gooney birds he
used to chase on Guadalcanal.
Strin‘gin’ Along for 36
Years; Ready for Hitler
BUFFALO.-—Saving string from
one linen supply company for 36
years has netted Joseph Greco. a
barber. a ball one foot in diameter
and weighing about 20 pounds.
Greco says the only purpose for
which he would part with the string,
.-.-hich he esthates is 12 miles long.
would be “to make a nice strong
rope to string up Hitler ox Musso-
Tire Care Needed to Keep
Farm School Busses Rolling
Whether many rural children at
tend school next fall may depend
largely on how well school bus driv‘
ers observe ODT conservation poli
cies. Joseph B. Eastman, director
‘of the Office of Defense Transporta
.tion. warns.
“To reduce mileage, each bus
should be stationed overnight near
the point where the first pupil boards
the bus in the morning and should
be parked close to the school during
school hours," Eastman says.
"It should be noted that the word
‘should' rather than ‘shall' has been
used in this recommendation. We
understand that in many cases
garages are not available at the end
of the route and at the school build
ing, which might make this plan
impracticable. However, many
drivers take the bus home and then
let it stand overnight in the barn
lot. We also understand that in
many cases the school bus is used
during the day for worker transpor
tation. and this would not permit the
bus to remain at the school building.
“The recommendation, however, is
quite important because it will re
ducs the number or bus miles by as
much as 50 per cent. On many
routes the driver takes the children
to school and drives home at 9 a. m.,
drives back to school at 3 p. m.,
takes the children home, and then
drives to his own home. The num
ber of empty miles is approximate
ly equivalent to the number of miles
with pupils under such a plan. If
the empty miles could be elimi
nated, the bus tires would provide
pupil transportation for twice as
many school days."
Service Men’s Valentines
Date Back to Crimean War
Valentines for service men are by
no means a new idea. The wars 0!
the past century have always
brought forth a batch of missives
which take cognizance of the fact
that many sweethearts and hue
bands. sons and brothers are in uni
As far back as 1855, during the
Crimean war. British soldiers were
receiving Valentine greetings from
"the people at home. These cards
were usually reproduced on fine
white paper from hand-cut wood en
gravings and delicately colored by
’One Crimean war Valentine, now
a token prized by a New York col
lector, depicts a green-uniformed
British soldier holding a musket. and
‘carries this stirring message:
Rise and form. behold your duty
Homes and hearths you mus:
Win the smiles, the love of beauty
Which to courage strength shall
England's eyes are fixed upon you
Bright ones too will shine more
bright _ "
When they seek that safety from
Yours the duty, theirs the right.
Com Borer Remedies
Now is the time for farmers to
map their warfare against the Euro
pean corn borer. Clean plowing is
an important practice in the control
program and is more satisfactory
than burning, because 'this latter
practice fails to kill all the borers
and destroys valuable organic mat
ter. All cornstalks and weeds should
be removed or plowed under before
May 10. If oats follow corn in rota
tion, the land should _be plowed be
fore oats seeding. Since it is neces
sary to plow corn stubble, it might
be well to follow corn with soybeans
and disc the soybean stubble the
next year for cats seeding. Where
legume seedings are to-be made in
oats following soybeans. thorough
packing of the soils will aid in se
curing good stands of the legumes.
.In areas of heavy infestation, it is
desirable to avoid early planting of
corn on very fertile soils in order
to escape as many of the first gen
eration borers as possible. Because
first generation borer moths prefer
to lay eggs on tall, fast-growing corn,
such plants will have the heaviest
egg deposits.
Vitamin B Gives Lift
Men, women and children who
need a lift which is not to be fol
lowed by a headache had better
check up on their consumption of
vitamin B. Laziness. predisposition
to hysterics, grouchiness and other
mental disorders are accentuated by
lack of vitamin B. Most foods con
tain some of this vitamin but only
a few of them are really good
sources. Doctors and nutrition 'ex
perts agree that it is better to get
the needed supply of vitamins from
food than from pills. and it is also
cheaper. Foods which are rich _in
vitamin B include lean pork, liver
and other meat organs. whole grains,
dried beans and peas. soybeans, and
nuts, particularly peanuts.
Chickens Pose Problems
“City farmers" who go in for rais
ing chickens with their victory gar
dens—a new trend in some commu
nities—are posing new problems for
city councils, according to the
American Municipal association.
South Pasadena, Calif., for exam
ple. has adopted a new ordinance
limiting householders to a maximum
of 12 hens and 50 baby chicks—but
no roosters. Chickens must be
penned at least 50 feet from the
nearest neighbor’s dwelling, and
baby chicks must be disposed of
when they become four months old.
Rationing Shows Need
To Preserve Home Stocks
Now that it has been definitely de
termined that supplies of home-pre
ser’ved products will not cause fam
ilies to forfeit stamps in War Ration
Book No. 2 soon to be issued, the
well stocked pantry becomes even
more valuable. -
Before spring gardens come into
production many families will need
to fall back on their home-preserved
foods to assure their families ade
quate diets. says Winifred Jones.
specialist in food preservation for
the Texas A. and M. college. For
that reason they should take the best
possible care of home canned. dried
and brined foods they have on hand.
Miss Jones suggests that food
canned in glass should be kept in a
cool, dark place. The darkness helps
the food hold color and vitamins.
Tinned goods should be kept dry to
prevent them from rusting. Rust
can eat through metals and cause
the food inside the can to spoil.
There is a special treatment need
ed by home-dried fruits and vege
tables. These should be stored in
tight, moisture-proof containers and
kept in a cool. dark, dry place. Miss
Jones advises that homemakers
check their dried products frequent
ly to make certain they are kept
dry and that they are .not damaged
by weevils or other pests.
Home processed quick-frozen foods
need a place in the freezing com
partment of a mechanical refrig
erator, and they should be kept there
until they are to be used. They
must be kept frozen solidly, Miss
Jones says, and unless refrigeration
is constant they should not be kept
too long. Once frozen foods have
thawed, they spoil quickly, and they
should not be refrozen.
Duramolcl Process Utilizes
Plywood for Army Aircraft
The Duramold process of utilizing
bonded plywood as a substitute for
aluminum in plane construction, de
veloped several years ago by the
Fairchild Engine & Airplane cor
poration, has already resulted in
saving tons of the strategic metal in
the production of tlfe firm's' new AT
-14 "Yankee Doodle" training plane.
Each skin section is produced
complete and ready to fit to the
fuselage or wing in a couple of
hours. Strips of thin wood veneer
are laid on the inside surface of
large steel dies. After laying up the
first layer of strips. bonding glue on
a base paper is placed on top of it
and covered by another layer of
veneer strips placed at a 90-degree
angle with the preceding layer. This
process is repeated until the neces
sary layers for the particular skin
have been laid out. The inside
or the die is covered by a rubber
composition blanket and subjected
to a vacuum at either end, thus
exhausting the air from between the
alternate layers of veneer and glue.
The die is then rolled into a huge
pressure chamber where it is sub
jected to high steam pressure and
heat for several minutes. At the
conclusion of this operation the shell
or section of the skin is removed
from the die, perfectly formed and
fused together.
New Potatoes
Though several new varieties of
potatoes have been growing in popu
larity in recent years, the commer
‘cial grower should change from the
old standard Cobbler. Green Moun
tain or Rural varieties only if the
newer varieties show by test that
they produce more potatoes or better
quality potatoes. Diseases, blacken
ing in cooking and other troubles of
the standard varieties led to an in
tensive potato breeding program
during the years since 1915. Work
initiated by the department of agri
culture brought forth the Katahdin
variety in 1932, followed since by
Chippewa, Houma, Sebaga, Sequoia.
Pontiac, and Erlaine No. 2. All
these new potatoes have good shape.
white flesh, are' resistant to the
mosaic disease. and' have little ten
dency to blacken after cooking. Most
of the new varieties. however, are
subject to the leafroll disease, and
are less mealy than Green Mountain
and other standard potatoes when
cooked, according to Prof. E. V.
Hardenburg of Cornell university.
Busy Bees‘
About 179,000,000 pounds of honey
and 3,380,000 pounds of beeswax
were produced in the United States
in 1942. This production of honey
was 21 per cent smaller than the
crop of 226,000,000 pounds produced
in 1941. Although the number of
hives on hand at the beginning of
the main honey flow in 1942 was 10
per cent greater than in 1941, and
bloom was abundant, frequent rains
over most of the country kept the
bees confined to their hives during
much of the honey harvesting peri
od, resulting in the smallest honey
crop for many years.
Use Farrow Quarters
Using farrowing quarters succes.
sively for different groups of sows
and their litters is one method of
increasing pork production, the Uni
versity of Illinois college of agricul
ture says. On some farms the same
quarters' are used for different lots
of sows at intervals of about two
months, so that when one lot of pigs
is ready for weaning, the next sows
to tarrow are moved in. Two or
three groups of sows, each having
two litters a year, will produce from
four to six lots of pigs of as many
different ages on some of these
Mint Season Opens
Distilling This Week
Highlands The mint season
started the past _week. The grow
ers are using a pea harvester to
cut the crop this year. The dis
tilleries have also started‘to oper
Mary Soper is the acting High-i
lands reporter for the Kennewick‘
Courier-Reporter. It will be much 1
appreciated if any one who has‘
news items will call 2763 or drop
a card to Miss Soper. 3
Mrs. Bud Shields had word from .
her mother, Mrs. W. N. Norris in
Texas saying that her father is
in a very serious condition.
Jimmie Schmelzer of Portland,
Ore., is visiting his grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. V. O. Humphrey.
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Cox and
Mrs. Cox’s son, Wallace Desallier,
spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.
Joe Svatonsky.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Elsie of Wa
pato, Mrs. Charles Nucann and
Mrs. Frank Hembree visited at
the L . Foraker and Fred Sams
homes this week.
' Mrs. Foraker and Herbye went
to Yakima Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Sundine of Ta
coma, Mrs. Emma Higley and
Elaine and Earl Taylor were din
ner guests at the home of Harry
Higley Tuesday evening.
i Mr. and 'Mrs. Ralph Soper and
Kathy, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Sop
ier and family, Miss Wilma Agap
-Isowicz, Miss Ramona Nielsen, Dick
'Gravenslund, Miss Lois Agapso
wicz and Russell Peter all en
ijoyed a picnic in Sacajawea park
last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pasche and
family spent the Sunday with
‘Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schmelzer
and family. .
The four-year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. Watts, on the Highlands,
who was severly burned several
weeks ago by pouring gasoline
over his legs, is improving satis
Starting first of week there will be
a few slight changes in
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MATlNEES:—Saturday, 1 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m.
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45 acres. Alfalfa, aspaxjagus. other
crops, house. barn, good well,
- river front property. S3OOO, sl,-
000 down, bal. SSOO per year.
15 acres, 2 bedroom house. barn.
garage, good well, equipment 8:
stock, some furniture, $3,500,
$1,500 down payment.
2 houses in Kiona, lots of shade.
$1,500, bath. rented. Income of
$65 per month.
40 acres. Pasture, asparagus, al
falfa, six room house, barn.
chicken house. good well, farm
machinery, $6,000.
21 acres, 3 room plastered house.
Electrict lights, water in house,
deep well, barn, chicken house,
$2,900, $1,500 down. This place
produced $6,000 this year.
83 acres, just out of city limits,
pasture, alfalfa, corn, aspara
gus, good house and out build
ings, large barn, $12,000 terms.
Fine paying ice cream parlor in
a good city—a money maker.
10 acres, mint and asparagus, fine
home, $6,500, half down pay
20 acres, spuds, alfalfa, asparagus,
nice six-room plastered house,
presure pump, barn and garage,
Business building on Kennewick
Avenue—fine location.
Come: lot on Washington Street,
10 City lots, 4 buildings, business
district, good location.
Wanted: Three - five acre tracts
either on Highlands or Garden
Tracts. ,
Home buyers for wheat lands.
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Kennewick. Wash.
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FOR SALE: 35 acre farm: 20 acres
in alfalfa, 1 acre grapes. laying
houses for ICOO hens. 2 portable
brooder houses, 1200 chix capa
city, electric water system, 4 room
house. 1% miles west of Hermis
ton on oiled road. J. W. Mullen.
FOR SALE: Fryers,. cucumbers,
and Thompson seedless grapes.
Phone 2388. No Saturday sales.
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Bud Shields. 22c
LOST. Monday: Four ration books
in a large brown envelope. Mr.
and Mrs. Bud Shields. Madene
Shields and Courtney Bate. Call
2761 or leave at this office. 22c
SIO.OO REWARD for an apartment
in Pasco. Write Box “8" this
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