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By VIRGINIA VALE IT’S the women who rule the box-office destiny of the movies, according to Hunt Stromberg, who’s been mak ing good movies for years, and now has his own producing company. Women form a large part of the audience, says he, and also determine to what movies their men shall take them. Not that he ignores the males in his appeal to the public! "Young Wid ow,” costarring Jane Russell and Louis Hayward, is intended to en tertain both sexes. But Stromberg likes feminine titles “Dishonored Lady” is on his list, and “Strange Woman,” and his first independent picture was "Lady of Burlesque.” And credit him with giving Joan Crawford, Myma Loy and Rosalind Russell a big push toward stardom. —* — Lovely Constance Moore, the screen star, has been given the leading - lady role of the sleuthing secretary to “Jim Lawton” in IK ■ Ss*. . w • mP V'-’ pP \ i? ‘ : !. , II CONSTANCE MOORE “Hollywood Mystery Time,” Sun days over the American network. Dennis O’Keefe plays “Lawton,” a mystery-solving movie producer. —* — Ethel Barrymore is definitely committed to making pictures now that she has signed a contract with David O. Selznick’s Vanguard com pany. She’ll make four pictures in four years. The first will be “Some Must Watch,” a mystery by Ethel Lina White, in which she will be starred with Dorothy McGuire. Her most recent picture is “None But the Lonely Heart,” made for RKO last season. —* — A honeymoon and the start of a new radio series make this an event ful summer for Carol Bruce. Carol met her bridegroom when she was filling a hotel engagement in Min neapolis, and it was love at first sight. As for the radio program, lis teners have fallen in love with it. Carol and Curt Massey are replac ing the Andrews Sisters for the summer, in “Sunday at the N-K Ranch,” on the American network. —* — Vera-Ellen, Samuel Goldwyn’s “find” who makes her screen debut in “Wonder Man,” the hilarious Danny Kaye musical, was once a Rockette at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. She went to New York as a delegate to the Dancing Mas ters of America convention, and just stayed. —*— Virginia Mayo might still be play ing ringmistress for a horse of which her brother-in-law was play ing the rear legs if Goldwyn hadn’t caught the act at a night club and given her a contract. It was the “Pansy the Horse Act." Virginia’s featured in “Wonder Man.” —* — When Lt. Col. James Stewart, DSAAF, returns to America he’U get a jolt when he hears Dick Nel son in the cast of CBS’s “Men of Vision.” Nelson’s voice is a perfect ether double for Stewart’s and Nelson even looks like the famous movie star. —* — Many a girl and boy went to Hol lywood in the days of silent films, planning to start as an extra and zoom to stardom. In all those years, only 15 top stars came from the extras’ ranks: Gary Cooper, Janet Gaynor, Fay Wray, Charles Far rell, Richard Arlen, Norma Tal madge, Clark Gable, Carol Lom bard, Ramon Navarro and Joan Crawford among them. Only Coop er, Gable, Arlen and Miss Crawford are still reigning. —* — “Others may be used to star bill ing,” remarked Arthur Loft, the character actor, “but I’m becom ing accustomed to wearing my star on my chest.” He plays his third sheriff role in “Along Came Jones,” starring Gary Cooper and Lorettr Young. —*— ODDS AND ENDS-Monty Woolley lines “Miss Otis Regrets" in Warner Bros’ ‘Night and Day," the musical based on the life of Cole Porter. . . . Norm Berens of the air’s “By Request” show has written a long in collaboration with Dorothy La ssour; she may sing it on the screen one sf these days. ... Following her hit as the iery-tempered Latin in “Week-End at the Waldorf ,” Lina Romay has been reward id with her second straight dramatic role, is the girl Gable loves and leaves in “The Strange Adventure" .... . Bill Gargan is pne busy fellow these days. Whan he fin ■ lAes ja Rejsublk, Jie races over to Pan- | gtount for “Hot Cargo" with Joan Rogers, Postwar Air Freight To Be Within Reach of Every Farmer and Every Community of the Entire Country Trained Pilots and Plenty Of Improved Planes for Everyday Needs of All By Walter A. Shead WNV Washington Correspondent. How about having those spare binder parts dropped in your farm lot by parachute? Or how about call ing up and having a flying ambu lance deliver you to the nearest hos pital for that emergency operation? Or if you are in a hurry for that order you placed, call up and have them deliver it at your gate by helicopter. Ridiculous, you say. Well, not so ridiculous as you may think, for the amazing progress of air transportation during the war is reflected in these very practical steps for a new horizon for com mercial operations as soon as peace permits. As a matter of fact, the Civil Aeronautics administration in the de partment of commerce has on file at this moment applications for these and many more new types of civilian air business and these applications afford a stimulating picture of what the plane may soon be doing to advance new progress in American life and manner of liv ing. Old and new hands at the flying game, including many veterans still in uniform, have formad enter prises now simply waiting for the official green light to serve the pub lic in many ways that would have been thought ridiculous or visionary a few years ago. For instance, some of the applications include: Flying ambulance and funeral planes . . . armored airships for safe dispatch of currency and other valuables . . . delivery of new auto mobiles by huge glider trains . . . tank planes for shipment of gaso line, oil and other liquids . . . bus and taxi service . . . deliveries of medicine, food and of other depart ment store merchandise . . . “fly yourself” systems . . . sightseeing specialists . . . pick-up or delivery by parachute . . . and many others. These projects are in addition to applications for wide extension of service into new territories sought by existing airlines and the entry of others into the fields of feeder, pick-up, general express and cargo business. Start New Enterprises. Applicants for certificates for these new enterprises cover the whole range of people who have been stirred to action by faith in the future of air transportation. In the active dockets of the department are the names of companies and individ uals with experience in transport ing persons and property by air. There are others who have had equally broad background in trans portation by steamship, bus, taxi cab and truck and there are still others, such as department store owners, who are obviously strong in financial resources, but who have never, perhaps, even delivered their own parcels. Then there are the embryo air line magnates, like the man and his wife who want to start an air freight line between Los Angeles and New York, and for specifications for their fleet, submitted colored cut outs of a Liberator bomber from a Sunday supplement. As a matter of fact, practically alj the applications state in more or less apologetic terms that the applicants have no planes with which to start business. But since practically none will be available until after the war, they are all on an equal basis from that standpoint. Drawing shows plane in full flight picking np mail sack. The same technique will be available in peace time and regularly routed commer cial planes are expected to drop and pick up packages while on the wing. Taxi Firms to Start Air Helicopter Service A number of long established taxi cab companies, such as Frank Saw yers’ Checker Taxi of Boston, have applied for general air taxi service by helicopter. This field too, has its specialists for at least two opera tors, who for years have transported passengers between airports and downtown districts, stand ready to perform the same function with heli coptexs. One of them is John P. | Carey, president of the Grand r Central Cadillac Renting corpora MIDLAND JOURNAL, RISING SUN. MD. ; ’"'it Photo shows a record shipment of penicillin, nearly 3,000 pounds. This is just one of the many items that will be handled almost entirely in postwar era by the new and existing taxi and air freight lines. • JX-J . ... . ... .. . ... n, . ■’ The group of applicants who look : toward peacetime flying business with the keenest anticipation and toward whom official eyes will look ' with greatest sympathy are the sol diers and sailors, some already dis charged veterans and others ready to take to the air as soon as they are discharged. Of the 350,000 military pilots which the war has produced, the majority who plan to make aviation their career, see their future as pilots for established airlines. There are, however, many who want to start their own business . . . noth ing fancy, understand, maybe just a local feeder line. There has been as yet no breakdown to learn just what percentage of the applications al ready filed are by servicemen, but the percentage is high. A typical one is the application filed only a few days ago by Lt. James Walker Case of Sutter Creek, Calif., 28- year-old navy flier. Lieutenant Case wants to start a business flying per sons and property to all parts of California and Nevada in the most suitable available aircraft, just as soon as the navy lets him go. Taxi Rural Service. There is also the Norsemen Air Transport company, which turns out to be several servicemen who want to continue their war association by establishing feeder airlines throughout New England. Many of these projects may never see the light of day, but there are applications like that of Lt. Col. John C. L. Adams, who before be ing called back to his regular army job when war came, organized and operated an extensive air service in Panama. He wants to start a sight seeing business with helicopters or light planes, fanning out in various scenic routes from Cristobal and Balboa. Until he can start work sans uniform, his wife, Alberta, is getting things lined up. Then there are also a number of women who plan to start airlines on their own. Some of them, judging from their application papers, have already had successful careers in other lines of business. There is An gellne Harris of Rutherfordton, N. C., who proposes to start a sched uled mail and passenger service linking the smaller towns in North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, using either helicopters or light conventional planes. She proposes to land on postoffice roofs or the nearest available vacant lot. Mrs. Winifred Lucy Shefferly of Detroit, proposes to ran a helicopter taxi service in Michigan and Mrs. T. W. Lanier of El Paso, Texas, tion, who furnishes limousine serv ice between LaGuardia airport and the Airlines Terminal building in New York, and the other is Joe Ferrant’s Airdrome transport which would be at the beck and call of film stars on the west coast. William Edward Hann of Detroit, proposes to replace horses by air planes in the sightseeing field. He has filed application to make it pos sible for saddle-shy tourists to see Grand Canyon National park, Rain- proposes to begin with transport of mail and later of persons and property on two circulating routes covering hitherto none too accessi ble places in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. __•.•W-t-.-."' * The proposed air ambulance serv ice, no doubt, had its inspiration from the remarkable operations in evacuation of wounded by the air transport command of the army and navy and the airlines under con tract with them. Two applications for this service now on file with the C.A.A. are by long-established undertaking firms, who plan to use the airplanes either as missions of mercy or for burial. One of them is Shannon’s of Fort Worth, Texas, who proposes to operate a helicopter ambulance or hearse from their city to or from any points within 600 miles; from within that radius to any place in continental U. S. or from anywhere in the country to within that circle. An exactly simi lar application is on file from W. C. Croy of Poplar Bluff, Mo. Julian Bondurant’s Armored Mo tor service of Memphis would en large his operation by use of air planes throughout the south and southwest “on call and demand.” The fabulous supply of our motor ized forces with fuel by airplane in the dash across France and else where, probably influenced H. I. Moul, president of Coastal Tank Lines, Inc., of York, Pa., to file an application to supplement his fleet of 175 trucks with flying tankers. His ships would carry 3,500 gallons of any kind of bulk liquid commodity in compartmentized tanks through out the United States and to Alas ka, Canada and Mexico. Autos by Air. Delivery of jeeps and trucks by airplane to the battle lines unques tionably gave T. P. Geddes of the Automobile Air Freight corporation of Detroit, the inspiration for simi lar operations in peacetime. Before the war his firm was reputed to be the largest deliverers of new auto mobiles in the world, by steamship on the Great Lakes and by the well known super-trucks. Their lake ves sels the year before the war trans ported 180,000 cars. Now their con cern proposes to do rush orders on the same job with huge cargo planes and glider trailers. They seek a cer tificate to transport automobiles from the middlewest to anywhere in the United States and to bring back general cargo to that area. Department store deliveries with the helicopter as the favored vehicle is proposed in dozens of applications on file. Perhaps the best known firms include the Hecht Company, Inc., of Washington, D. C., and the William Filene Sons company of Boston. Both would cover the met ropolitan area surrounding their cities and would also seek to serve their customers in smaller cities at greater distances. E. J. McKeown, president of the Producers Air Lines of Toledo, would use cargo planes, gliders and heli copters in the transportation of per ishable foods, flowers, drugs, medi cines and medicine ingredients. A proposed plan of similar type is that of the Fish Airlines corporation, headed by Charles J. McGowan of New Bedford, Mass., which would emphasize rushing sea foods from Massachusetts and Rhode Island to flshless regions of the country. Plane builders have demonstrated that there may be a plane built for every purpose, that has been their record in wartime. And with plenty of skilled operators available, also as a result of the war, it remains to be seen whether or not the Ameri can public is really ready to try its wings when peace comes. bow Bridge national monument in . Utah and Canyon de Chelly national i monument, Arizona, by airplane. There are scores of other applica . tions now on file and more are com ! ing in daily for new businesses, new and novel enterprises with the use of airplanes. As of the first of June more than 600 such applications were on file with tlie Civil Aeronau ■ tics board. This number will be in ! creased at a rapid rate during the • months following V-J Day. SEWING CIRCLE PATTERNS Scallops Trim Junior Two-Pieeer Tot’s Dress for School or Play ■ \ ■ W_• fcnia a 'MI m wm .. M _ m n< w*. 1 m - -V \ ' \ V \ \'V ,i J *; \ -*■ Two-Piece Frock A SIMPLE and very pretty two ** piece frock for juniors that will capture many an admiring glance. Soft scallops make an ef fective finish on the figure-whit tling jacket. A teen-age “must” for summer festivities. * * * Pattern No. 1354 is designed for sizes 11, 12, 13. 14, 16 and 18. Size 12 requires 8V yards of 39-inch material for the en semble. Grass stains on white materials can often be removed by sponging with ammonia and water. —•— Clean wicker furniture by scrub bing it with a stiff brush and warm salt water. The salt keeps the wicker from turning yellow. —•— An electric refrigerator can be defrosied in a few minutes by this method. Turn power off in refrig erator, remove ice cube trays, fill them with boiling water, and re turn them to place. Leave refrig erator door open during defrost ing. —• — When you are doing any paint ing in the house, be sure to tie a paper bag over each of the light fixtures and any others on which paint might drip. You will find that it is much easier than to do the necessary cleaning after wards. —•— Your little girl’s dress can be given a professional touch, quickly and easily, if you use pretty hand kerchiefs for trimming. Two, which are alike, will be needed for each dress. The handkerchiefs may be edged with lace, embroid ery or have colored hems. Perhaps they have only embroidered cor ners. Cut and use for collars, cuffs and the little pocket tops. They make a dainty and practical finish. —• — Resolve to go easy on the vac uum cleaner motor by emptying the dust bag after every use. Shake out the loose dirt, tie the bag inside out on the clothesline and let the breeze do the job thor oughly for you. —•— To save that last bit of shorten ing which clings to a jar contain er, fill the jar with just-under-boil ing water. By the time the water is cold the shortening will have risen to the top and returned to its unmelted stage. Easily removed. —• — When screws and bolts in imple ments or iron become rusty, soak them in gasoline for 30 minutes and they will come out easily. v| Good—and Crisp/ a Ml • “The Grain* An Great F ood*" (Qf Jy rCCwwiMttMf 89 la\ ■ mw m Keflofg'a Mo* Kriapiea equal M & W the whole ripe grain tn. nearly K1 Ivl HI BOOSTS all the protective food ele- W ofl menu declared nuential to I RICE m^i USSkMf * - i Puffed Sleeve Dress CHE’LL look as bright as a new penny in this adorable little dress with pert puffed sleeves, round yoke and full swinging skirt. Make it for school or play in gay checks or polka-dots, and trim with bright ric rac. • • • Pattern No. 1322 la designed for sizes 2,3, 4. 5 and 8 years. Size 3 requires 214 yards of 35-inch fabric; 3 yards Tie rac for trimming. Due to an unusually large demand and current war conditions, slightly more time is required In filling orders for a few of the most popular pattern numbers. SEWING CIRCLE PATTERN DEPT. 1150 Sixth Ave. New York, N. Y. Enclose 25 cents in coins let each pattern desired. Pattern No. size Name Address IdJar ddonJ-A i SNAPPY FACT! || RUBBIR I Ordered to fake ■ German position to cloeo to tho linos that shooting would have brought thorn under direct lire, members of Company A, 175th Infantry, stretched an Inner tube between two trees and hurled grenades sling shot fashion. It worked. I. F. Goodrich has developed a now rubber cement which In some cases can replace rivets or screws. French industry has begun to pro duce U. S. Army pneumatic tires, using American raw materials. Pro duction in one plant has Increased five times In three months of op eration. liLUAJiITFrrTTU