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SHORTAGE OF MATERIAL FACTOR IN PRODUCTION The War Production Board said shortages of some materials and man power were more limiting factors in all-out production than difficulties in obtaining production facilities. The Board reported airplane production, though ahead of schedule, would be more advanced if more materials had been available. Chairman Nelson said he has not “recognized the possibili ty” that any phase of the production j program would fail to meet the goals announced by President Roosevelt. To speed production Mr .Nelson or dered all war supply contracts to be negotiated instead of determined by competitive bidding. Contracts will be asigned to firms requiring small est quantities of new equipment to fill orders, he said. The WPB began an inventory of all idle machine tools to make them available for war pro duction. The WPB said war expenditures during February reached nearly SIOO million a day, 18 percent greater than in January. RFC disbursements and Treasury checks for war purposes to taled $2,330 million for the month. The Board announced mass produc tion of tanks making greater use of cast steel and w r elded hulls has begun. Strip mills that last year made sheet steel for automobile bodies are be ing converted to manufacture ship plate. The Navy Ordnance Bureau said its contractural obligations in creased 49 percent in the two months after Pearl Harbor. Price Administrator Henderson re ported United Nation’s rubber re quirements will not allow any rubber for new or recapped tires for non essential passenger cars. There is not sufficient rubber now to sustain the rate of military production and the most essential civilian needs, he said. To insure maximum durability of tires now being recapped, Mr. Hender son said he is developing minimum standards for grades of recapping material being manufactured. The WPB reported athletic equipment manufacturers experimenting with reclaimed rubber have developed ser viceable squash and tennis balls and are working to develop an all-reclaim ed core for baseballs. The WPB Sug ar Section began a survey of the sug ar situation in all non-Axis countries | to find all supplies of sugar avail able to the United Nations. The WPB stopped all sales and de- j liveries of new and used typewriters. Chairman Nelson authorized the Of fice of Price Administration to ration such typewriters at both wholesale and retail levels. Petroleum Coordi nator Ilckes said gasoline very likely will be rationed if the war council of the petroleum industry recommends such action. President Roosevelt authorized the * OCDto begin placing orders for civil ian defense workers’ equipment and medical supplies. OCD Director Lan dis requested civic officials to ask OCD Headquarters for equipment be-1 cause distribution will be based on a . priorities system established by the! War and Navy Departments. Priori ties will be based on liklihood of at- j tack, vulnerability, and importance to war production of manufacturing plants in the community. The House passed and sent to eon ference a bill providing the War Damage Corporation with a fund of a billion dollars to insure property in the U. S. against damage by enemy attack. Director Landis said regional blackouts are planned for later in the spring, and a New England test blackout probably will be held this month. He announced a plan where by the 3,600 posts of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will cooperate with lo cal defense councils in civilian mobil ization. Gen. MacArthur's small air force sank more than 30,000 tons of Jap anese shipping in Subic Bay, result ing in the loss of thousands of enemy soldiers. U. S. forces in operations, west of Gilbert Islands destroyed 16 of a formation of 18 Japanese heavy ' May Warn of Disordered Kidney Action Modern life with its hurry and worry, B Irregular habits, improper eating and drinking—its risk of exposure and Infec tion —throws heavy strain on the work of the kidneys. They are apt to becoim over-taxed and fail to filter excess acm and otheT impurities from the life-giving blood. , ... You may suffer nagging backache, headache, dizziness, getting up nights, lee paias, swelling—feel constants tired nervous, all worn out. Other signs of kidnev or bladder disorder are some- I times burning, scanty or too frequent urination. Try Doan'i Pill*. Doan't help the kidneys to pass off harmful excess body waste. They have had more than half a century of public approval. Are recom mended by grateful users everywhere, sfc tour ntighbor! r bombers. U. S. submarines in the Far East torpedoed 10 additional enemy vessels. Enemy U-boats in the Atlan tic sank the destroyer Jacob Jones, an ore carrier and two freighters. Gen. Wavell was relieved of command of United Nations forces in the East Indies to resume as Commander in Chief of India. Treasury Secretary Morgenthau asked Congress to increase this year’s Federal revenue by at least $7,600 million to reach the $27 billion goal set by the President in his Budget Message. Mr. Morgenthau recom mended income taxes be doubled on incomes below SIO,OOO to help raise $3,200 million. He also recommended increases of $3 billion in corporation taxes and $1,340 million in excise taxes. He asked that the national debt limit be raised from $65 to $125 billion. President Roosevelt signed the $32 billion Fifth Supplemental War Ap propriation Bill providing $23 billion for the Army. Congress completed action on legislation increasing the pay of enlisted men and officers serv ing outside continental United States. The Seriate approved a bill providing clothing and equipment allowances of $l5O for commissioned officers. Secretary Stimson announced forma tion of the Seventh Armored Divi sion with 10,000 men at Camp Polk, La. He said sulfanilamide is now standard equipment for all U. S. troops in combat areas because it was found particularly effective in cur ing abdominal wounds at Pearl Har bor. The War Department estimated there are approximately a million Se lective Service 111-A registrants of whom 150,000 are suitable as prospec tive officers under the plan calling for four months training in field units and then at least two months in Of ficer Candidate Schools. The Depart ment said after March 17 lottery, SS registrants will be placed in two groups—one’ of the new and the oth er of the earlier registrants. Local boards will set ratios between the two groups in calling men for induc tion. Furloughs to adjust civilian af fairs in cases of undue hardship caus ed by immediate induction will be granted hereafter by the Army and tot by local boards. The Civil Aeronautics Administra tion reported it has given courses to more than 100,000 pilots since 1939 at an average cost of S6OO. The CAA said it also has given several thous and refresher courses to instructors at a cost of $250 each. The Office of Education said the second set of types of 500,000 model planes being made by American school children for the Army, Navy and civilian de fense personnel will be sent local pro ject directors about March 20. The Traoit ion a I Picture Tor Easter '** SUITS 5,„.. • 1 other fashion is so outstandingly pretty . . . none so importantly practical! Suits are truly basic fashions 4- 1 * busy days. You not only have the tailored and easual, but the urbanite tie-fronts are as functional or feminine mqML as you want them to be. Do come and shop now for \ your new ’after suit. ' J**’' 1 i Uilnu; 17.90 lo tiO.UO 2nd Floor jMjPL&t|| | fukstokage I I I Your valuable lurs need proceem-.ii more than ever this J year . . . and our storage piant assures you or tnat very I thing. A constant controlled cold tnat uoes not dry out | r[ Wu - ' the vital pelt ons ... a cold mat does not ireeze them ... I tnat tne kind you get wnen you store your furs nere. I V Jj | now to store luem with us and get guaranteed . | FOK VICTORY: BUY DEFENSE BONDS & STAMPS The WPB ordered manufacture of S radios and phonographs for civilian use to be discontinued after April 22, 1912. The industry will manufac ture Army Signal Corps equipment and other war production. The Board restricted installations of home and business telephones to save scarce materials. The Board ordered most women’s hosiery manufactured after April 1 to be of rayon instead of silk and nylon. Almost the entire output of cotton duck and teak was allocated to the armed services. Greater pri ority assistance was extended for re pair and maintenance of essential mine machinery, and for materials and equipment used by commercial airlines. Price Administrator Henderson no tified State and local authorities in 20 defense areas in 13 States to re duce inflated rents within 60 days or he will set rent ceilings. He said !he plans similar rent action in 100 other areas. Mr. Henderson request ed immediate restoration of prices for mechanical refrigerators at Feb ruary 2 levels. He advised consum ers not to purchase rubber products when prices appear excessive, because for many rubber products made months ago there is “no excuse for charging more than before Pearl Harbor.” The President asked Congress for a SIOO million WPA appropriation to relieve communities dislocated by con version to war industries, and to re train workers. Federal Security Ad ministrator McNutt said public em ployment offices are referring work ers to war production before filling requests for men in civilian produc tion. Greenbackville Mr. and Mrs. Bill Davids of Phila. Pa., recently visited Mr. and Mrs. j James Chapman over the week-end. Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Chandler and daughter Tommy of Onancock, Va., and Mr. and Mrs. Winfield Hammond of Swiftwater, Pa., spent Saturday wtih Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Hammond, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Andrews and daughter and Mr. Elwood Merritt, of Girdletree, Md., spent Sunday with I Mr. and Mrs. Telia Dooling. Misses Ruth and Lorraine Brimer of Wilmington, Del., spent the week end with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lora Brimer. Little Payton Cherrix also of Wilmington, Del., is spending sometime with his aunt and uncle, Mr .and Mrs. Lora Brimer. Mr. J. W. Davis is spending this week with his son, Mr. Otho Davis in Wilmington, Del. Mr. and Mrs. Willard Northam of j Newport News, Va., spent the week WORCESTER DEMOCRAT, POCOMOKE CITY, MARYLAND lend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. jj. E. Pruitt. Mrs. Seth Hurley has returned home after spending sometime with friends and relatives in Baltimore, Md. Miss Betty Lee Hall of Silva, Ya., spent Thursday night with Miss Rose Marie Taylor. Mrs. Alice Hurley left last week for Baltimore, Md., where she has ob tained work. Mrs. Spugel Wessels is spending sometime with her sister, Mrs. Dolly Hill at Chester, Pa. M rs. Wallace Baily and son, Pax ton have returned home after spend ing the past week with Mr. and Mrs. Graydon Tull, at Cape Charles, Va. Mr. and Mrs. Ennis of Wilmington, Del., and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sharp and children, Carolyn and Harry, of Montchanin, Del., spent Sunday with Mrs. Sharp’s mother, Mrs. George Mason and Mr. Mason. Miss Carolyn Sharp remained to spend two weeks with her grandmother. Mrs. Jane Hancock and son Richard i of Pocomoke City, Md., spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. George Mason. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Crowley, Mr. W. C. Tull, Miss Barbara Brown and Mr. Roger Brown motored to Wil lards Md., Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Mason and daughter, Dora Mae and Mr. Byard i Cherrix of Wilmington, Del., spent the week-end here. They were ac companied by Mrs. H. W. Mason who has been visiting in Wilmington, Del. Corporal George E. Young. Jr., of Fort Meade, Md.. was a dinner guest Sunday at the home of Mr. and TO THE PUBLIC! = The New SOUTHERN FARMS POULTRY PLANT In Pocomoke City Now Offers Its Facilities To The People Of The Lower Delmarva Peninsula . Southern Farms Pocomoke City, Md. Telephone—Plant 31 < Res. 493 _ R NORMAN C. NOCK, Buyer i — Mrs. Lora Burner. Mr. and Mrs. George Brown. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Merritt, Mrs. Tel ia Dooling and Mrs. S. B. Merritt at tended the funeral last Thursday of their grandmother, Mrs. Nancy Jones at Wilmington. Del. Mrs. Jones, our , town’s oldest citizen, age 102 years, went on a visit three weeks ago to hei son’s home in Wilmington. Del., where she was taken ill and died on Sunday March 1, 1042. Funeral ser- 1 vices were held at McCroy’s Funeral} Home on Washington St., Wilming-! ton, Del., and interment was in the Silver Brook Cemetery there. Active and honary pallbearers were made up of Mrs. Jones' granchildren and great grandchildren. The deceased is sur vived by four sons, George of Wil mington, Del.; Selby of Stockton, Md.; Timothy of Franklin City, Va.; and William of Chineoteague, Ya.j 20 grandchildren; 44 great grandchild-i ren; 10 great great-grandchildren. PROGRAMME FOR THE SUPPORT OF SPUD PRICES! A program for support of prices j for the 1042 crop of Irish potatoes has been announced by the U. S. De partment of Agriculture. It is de signed to encourage growers who co operate in the AAA program to plant their full potato acreage allotments. Prices will be supported, it is stat ed. through one or more of the fol- lowing methods: 1. Purchases for relief distribution by the Agricultur al Marketing Administration; distri bution; distribution to low-income families through the Stamp Program; a. Diversion to starch, livestock feed, and other products under AM A pro grams; and, 3. Loans or purchases by the Commodity Credit Corpora tion. Department officials point out that the potato price support program is not aimed toward expanded produc tion in 1942, but rather to assure the full planting of the allotted acreage, which is the same as in 1940 and 1941. Low prices for the last few years, it is stated, have caused a con siderable reduction in the acreage planted to potatoes, but due to high yields per acre production has been adequate. The price support will be provided in each of the major producing areas, at scheduled base prices, for pota toes grading U. S. No. 1 or better, sacked, f. o. b., in carlots. Appropri ate adjustments will be made for marketable potatoes grading 85 per cent U. S. No. 1 and for potatoes in If you didn’t try this newly improved Beacon Complete Starting Ration last year when it was first introduced — don’t fail to use it for this year’s chicks. Customers report it’s the finest chick starter Beacon ever made —gives faster growth . . . higher livability . . . plus that rich orange-yellow flesh color that means higher market quality to broilers! Get your supply of this better-than-ever Beacon Chick Starter now! Come in to our store today! Small & Bull Poultry Co. POCOMOKE CITY, MD. V \ f r Watch This Trouble Maker A frayed electric cold may deny your breakfast toast or coffee, silence your favorite radio program, inter rupt washing or ironing, postpone house-work, or cheat you from pleasant hours of reading and relaxa tion. Electric cords are the lines of communication to your appliances. Unless the cord does its job of carrying a steady flow of current, the appliance cannot possibly operate to good advantage. It’s really quite simple to keep cords in good repair. Here’s proof in a few, easy to follow suggestions: 1. Check cords for frayed places or cracks in the outer covering and tape firmly to avoid further wear or spreading. 2. If inner wires (the fine copper strands) are exposed, repair or have rapaired as soon as possible. 3. Check plugs to make sure wire connections are tight and socket connections in good con dition. AND JUST A FEW WORDS OF CAUTION Never disconnect cord from electrical outlet by pulling on cord. Grasp the plug instead. Never place cords un der rugs where they will be walked on or where they will be subjected to unnecessary abuse. If you follow these suggestions you will be doing much toward conserving your electrical equipment and avoiding the inconvenience of blown fuses and service interruption. Check vour appliance cords TODAY! Eastern Shore Public Service (Reddy Kilowatt’s Headquarters) Friday, March 13, 1942 bulk and in storage, if it proves nec-’ jessary to handle bulk and stored po itatoes. The base price at which Maryland , potatoes will be supported in this pro gram is announced at $1.50 per hun dred pounds for “round white’' var ieties grading U. S. No. 1 on the Eastern Shore. While current prices for potatoes i are said to be favorable, they were relatively low during the 1911-42 per iod of harvest. Without price support it is thought there is a probability at severe decline in potato acreage which might result in an acute shortage of potatoes in 1942. HOT OFF THE GRIDDLE , To dry clothes, pin in shape, fasten securely to line with several pins. It is not necessary' to blue white clothing every week. The wholesomeness and flavor of vegetables depend largely upon the care they receive. As soon as they are brught home from the market they should be placed where they keep best.