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Two Handy Sizes DEGGED furniture may be set ‘up quickly anywhere, and it is easy to store for the winter. These two tables are especially useful. nTVO PEGGED JSHIn TO STORE PIECES FLAT The larger one Is the size and height of a card table. The low coffee table may also be used as a seat. Anyone who can saw straight and drive screws can make both these tables and the chair shown here. • * • Pattern 293 for the tables and No. 292 for the chair are 15c each postpaid; or both patterns to one address for 25c. Pat terns give large cutting diagrams, illus trated directions and complete list of materials. Send orders to: MRS. RUTH WYETH SPEARS Bedford HlUs, N. Y. Drawer 10 Enclose 15 cents for Pattern No. 293. Name Address 'Get O'Sullivan SOUS as well as Heels next time you have your shoes repaired. qg?. my PUT SPRING mo your SUN BURN INSECT BITES CHAFING SORE • E. #S<l jS MUSCLES POISON OAK F Ott -*1 il * and IVT | 3 SPRAINS JUST PAT ON . . . 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Jfe r puEn^v^^J I I 'iOUNG DOCTOR, I 1 jr&J OLDER THE BETTER A wealthy man, intent on matri mony, told his friend one day that he was 60 years old, and asked: “Would it be better if I told a young lady whom I’d like to marry that I’m only 50?’’ Said the friend: “Your chances would be better if you’d tell her j you were 75.” Plenty of Time Yet Lecturer (on history of the uni- ; verse) —And so it is figured that the world will probably end in seven billion years. Terrified voice from the rear— How many? Lecturer—Seven billion. Voice—Thank heaven! I thought for a moment you said seven mil lion. Other Side of the Fence An ideal husband is what every woman thinks the other woman has. j MIDLAND JOURNAL, RISING SUN. MD. TIPPED OFF Speeders were usually plentiful on one particular highway near Atchi son, Kan. Then one day there were none, and traffic officers wondered why. They wondered why until they dis covered a crude sign, warning: j “Beware! Speed cop hiding in i rocks.” Just a Shell! A stout lady entered a drug store and stepped on the scales, not know ing they were out of order. When she inserted a penny in the slot, the scales went up to 57 pounds and stopped. A newsboy standing by noticed the situation. “My gosh,” he ex claimed. “She’s hollow,” Hold It Down! Ship Steward How would you i like your breakfast, sir? | Passenger—With an anchor on it r— —; , ... r .1.. : . ELMER TWITCHELL ON RESTAURANTS Either the wrong men are operat ing too many lunchrooms and res taurants in this country or else they’re just too scared to speak to the help about things. "I do my share of eating in mid dle class eating places,” said Elmer Twitchell today, “and It is my con viction that most of the operators are glorified dog-wagon men. I am no chef myself but I could get up better dinners with an old broom and a bucket of switch-grease.” * Elmer was quite sore. “What’s become of the old-fashioned restau rant proprietor who wanted things right? Whatever happened to the chef who had pride in his work? Where is the old-fashioned bartend er who knew how to mix a drink right?” he demanded. “It’s years since I have run across a proprietor who has a con science, thinks it important to hold his trade and won’t water the soup, cut down the portions more than necessary or feel upset if he dis covers the potatoes have not been served cold. “And I am not referring merely to the Grade B restaurant. Some of our best clubs are now employing cement mixers as chefs. * “I had a business man’s lunch at a private club last week and I still can’t figure if the manager and chef were former pig feeders or just a couple of boys who confuse human beings with seagulls.” * Elmer wanted to be fair. “I ad mit it’s hard to get foodstuffs,” he concluded, “but it seems to me the boys should know what to do with it when they get it.” * • * Ex-Pfc. Purkey in A Quonset Hut Dear Ed: Well now I know how it feels to live inside of a egg, or even inside half a egg. The wife and me has just got one of them Quonset huts. We already got roundshoulders and we stoop over even when standing up. * After you have been in one a day you have no more doubts about the world being round. Already I am working on a book which I will call “The Half Egg and I” or maybe ‘Life With Low Ceilings.” The first thing you got to learn is not to get off a chair too sudden. You can teii how long a couple has lived in one of them huts by the bumps on their noggins. * A real love life is necessary on account of if a couple do any scrap ping there is no neutral corners to go to after the knockdowns. —Oscar. • * • His doctor declares President Truman is at the peak of health aft er 14 months in the White House. He has gained 10 pounds, has a deep tan and can throw the veto 300 yards without puffing. • * • The Italians roamed the streets crying, “Down with America, Eng land, France and Russia.”—News item. Fourth down, no gain! • • • “In the evening the President saw a movie ‘Janie Gets Married.’ ” News item. Ideal picture for him would have been “The Grin Years.” • • • A Russian newspaper man visit ing this country says he saw S2OO boxes of cigars being sold here. Nonsense! It’s just the impression anybody gets from looking into a cigar case and trying to locate something for 10 cents. • * * “Summer hotel rates are up from 15 to 100 per cent all over America. Hotels that were on the verge of closing as a result of the war years , have heralded better times by jump ing rates in some cases from S2O for two people in a double room to I $65.” —News item. —* — Elmer Twitchell went into one the other day and asked for a room ! with cross inflation and a view of 1 the banditti. He reports that the I hotel in which Washington once slept has become the inn where even i a Rockefeller burns up. • • * AIN’T IT SO? “Too Few College Teachers Are Inspired, Speaker Says.” News item. Brother, it’s hard to be inspired When you’re underpaid and tired. —Larry Singer. • • • The United Nations is still hunt ing a site for a permanent home. How about Dodge City, Iowa? • • • We know a fellow who would write his congressman but doesn’t know how to spell OPA. CONTROL IS PROBLEM Congress Battle Rages In Face of Atom Test . ' I ■ KX mF~ * - * * f/. I - .Lagoon - -.channel; A • T ‘TASK BAKER’—Radio impulses sent out from the USS Cumberland Sound, indicated in top drawing (1) were to detonate the underwater "A” bomb for the “Task Baker,” second of the Bikini experiments. The bomb was suspended from a special barge (2). As indicated by the arrows (3) a number of “drone” ships were directed into the lagoon to test the effects of radio-activated water. By WALTER A. SHEAD WNU Washington Correspondent. HONOLULU, OPERATIONS CROSSROAD. While army and navy officials in charge of Joint Task Force 1 at the Bikini atomic bomb tests are interested in the squabble now going on in the con gress as between civilian and mili tary control of atomic energy, their single interest here is to complete successfully the important experi ments on the possible damage which an atom bomb can do to a fleet at sea. In the meantime, Adm. W. H. P. Blandy, commander of Operations Crossroads, has intimated that weather conditions may force a week’s delay in the underwater test in Bikini lagoon scheduled for July 25, which would make “Baker-day” Aug. 1 or thereabouts. As has been pointed out, the weather for this second test need not be as perfect as for the first test when the bomb was dropped from a B-29, but it must be clear enough for aerial ob servation and photography. The press ship USS Appalachian has completed her trip to Pearl Harbor for minor repairs and now is anchored with the rest of the maintenance fleet in Bikini lagoon, ready to pull out and cruise outside to the seaward side of the island when the time is ripe for the second test. Few Remain. Only approximately 23 corre spondents are left aboard the ship, since most of them returned to the States immediately after the first test. The pattern for the underwa ter test has been completed with the battleship Arkansas, which was barely blistered by the first test, and the carrier Saratoga, also undamaged as a result of the first bomb, almost equidistant and nearest to the proposed bomb burst. A little to the east are the battle ship New York and the cruiser Salt Lake City. Both suffered negligi ble damage in the first blast. Then to the west of the two center ships are the cruiser Pensacola and the carrier Independence. The old In dependence is merely a hulk in the water with her insides torn out and her topsides blasted away as result of the bomb and her own internal explosions. The Pensacola is un damaged below decks, but her super structure is pretty well battered up as a result of the first tests, with both ! stacks blown away. Farther out in the circle are the battleships Pennsylvania and Ne vada, the Jap ship Nagato and the German pocket battleship Prinz Eu gen. Just forward of the Arkansas and the Saratoga are several sub marines which are submerged at various depths with the double hulled Pilotfish almost as close to the center of the burst as the Ar kansas. Lighter ships make up the balance of the target array. Opinions Vary. The effect of the bomb on these submarines is awaited with interest and in the meantime the discussion goes on as between those who pre dict this underwater blast will sink several capital ships including the submarines, and those who declare the damage will be negligible. ‘Eccentric’ Bomb Explains Wide Miss Over on Kwajalein where the army air force section of the task force is holding forth, Maj. Gen. William E. Kepner, deputy com mander for air, still is seeking to find an answer to the questions of reporters as to why Major Swan cutt and his crew missed the Ne vada or bulls-eye of the first test by something like 2,500 feet. This reporter does not believe the miss was that far, since my calculations Oceanographers, who have made such elaborate plans to measure effects of the bomb, will come into their own on this second test. There was little for them to measure as result of the first test since the bomb made no appreciable waves and did no damage to the ocean bed, beaches or the island. However, this second test is ex pected to create high waves in the lagoon, anywhere from 10 feet up. There are 81 officers and men in this section of the task force, most of whom have been in the vicinity of Bikini since last March recording data on the physical oceanography, biology, geology and fisheries of the atoll and surrounding waters. Measurements of wave motion in terms of time, height and distance, their effect on the sea bottom and on the beaches fall into three classes—supersonic echo sounding devices, and aerial and surface pho tography, plus maximum water height recorders on Bikini island and water level meters on several other islands of the atoll. There are supersonic echo sound ers or fathometers on 16 ships in the target array which will record large waves through the rise and fall of the ships, while 11 super sonic echo sounders on buoys will record passage of shorter waves. Mechanical pressure recorders laid 500 yards apart on the bottom of the lagoon are capable of recording wave height in range from 4 to 200 feet. Animals Still Dying. The after-effects of this'' radio ac tivity is impressive as seen from the effects on the live animals placed aboard the ships, some of which still are dying despite treat ment, three weeks after they were exposed to the first bomb. As the first task force awaits on the eve of this second test one cannot help but con jecture upon the possible effects of this unpredictable and still unknown terrific nuclear force which can decimate entire cities and depopulate nations as has been amply demonstrated at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. , The first test proved beyond any doubt that the bomb was not as ef-t i fective in the open space atli sea as it is when detonated overt® heavily-populated areas on land . . .B that used against naval bases on land it could render a fleet at sea impotent, but that it would put out of commission a good many ships if they were in close formation and that loss of life aboard these ships would be terrific. What effect this atomic energy will have on the future of the Amer ican navy as to ship construction and operation now, however, lies in the laps of the military evalua tion board and the President’s atomic energy commission, both of which are making a study for fu ture guidance. We can only hope that medical scientists and other scientists here for observation will glean from peace-time application which can bring benefits, and not destruction, from this new war-born source of I energy. indicate the bomb fell astern and a little to port of the Nevada about 600 yards away or approximately 1,800 feet. At any rate, General Kepner now comes up with an answer, accord ing to his latest conference, that the bomb was an “eccentric” and that the drop was in the category known as a “wobbler.” In other words that the bomb veered and did not fall true.