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Clean Jets - Tuesday, Oct. 30, 1961 govern But right, to...
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 1961 govern But right, to Page 6--"Hie Salina Larry Boston Says . . Wo/nut Shells In A Cold-War As a public service of no great importance, this column 'furnishes another odd-lot assortment of information. For instance, did you know-- 1. They clean jet engines with walnut shells at Schilling AFB. That's right, just plain walnut shells and aluminum oxide will whisk rust off jet engine compressor blades. The oxide and shells are dumped into a hopper, then blown into the front of an engine. The alumium oxide removes rust which builds up on compressor fans. The shells scour off the oxide and put a gloss on the blades. T-Sgt. Delbcrt Green, 765 Comancho. and ·A-2c Clifford Willard, 235 N. 8th, demonstrated the cleaning gadget last week. Jt takes about 100 pounds of walnut shells and 50 pounds of aluminum oxide for each polish job, they said. A machine at the SAFB jet test stand can clean an engine in about eight minutes. A portable machine will clean an engine on an aircraft in about 20 minutes. 2. The rafters of the 'new Grand Avenue Methodist Church, under construction a block east of Hawthorne School, make an interesting pattern in the sky. 3. Some Saiina grocerymen say they had run on sugar, coffee and other items a couple of weeks ago at the height of the Berlin war scare. Hoarders were at work, they said. The buy-it-by-the ; carlaad bunch now seems to have lost' interest -- or run out money- 4. Joanne Reiter, Benninglon, is the lone female-type secretary in a huge office of at the Bennington Atlas missile site. A also is on duty at the site. Do the men a lot of time talking to Joanne? Of course not. She sits next to the desk of the boss, Klompar, General Dynamics site supervisor. 5. For a treat, you should drive east to Junction City and Manhattan, then down Kaw Valley. The hills and trees are beautiful this fall.

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  1. The Salina Journal,
  2. 10 Oct 1961, Tue,
  3. Page 5

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