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aA' :N aa r : . i. f flown over the desert, harnessed into parachutes and dropped from the sky without Injury. Most of the animals were extremely reluctant to leave the cabin of the plane despite the unusual motion and terrifying noise. They had to be edged to the CI 7 V, ' ADDIS ABABA. BY INGENIOUSLY adapting a wartime device which supplied troops In the field with fresh meat. Italian colonists in Ethiopia, although remote from motor roads 'and railroad, are already raising' prize flocks of sheep and herds of cattle in the hinterland. Instead of wait Ing for good roads to be built to their farms and ranches they are receiving livestock "manna from heaven" dropped by parachutes from bombing planes. One of the problems which faced the Italian army during the Italo-Ethiopian war was that of supplying fresh meat to the soldiers. Although they were well equipped with canned goods and macaroni, a frequent change of diet was recommended by army medical officers especially when the troops were marched across the Danakil desert. This was a Job for the commissary department, and a perplexing one. Not only was it difficult to carry supplies across the parched and stony wasteland but with ice at a premium, fresh meat would not keep. And so bombing planes were called into service to deliver the meat "on the hoof" in the form of live goats, sheep and cattle. i On one of these "bombing" expeditions, 70 goats were dropped, on another a score of sheep and two bulls. All were J? tiJy door and pushed out as shown in the photograph at the upper left. As each animal went over the side, a specially designed rip cord in the hand of one of the aviators was pulled. It was long enough to permit the sheep, goat, or bull to fall clear of the plane. When the 'chute did open, it checked the descent of the animal just as it would that of a human parachute jumper and the live "manna from heaven" was lowered gently to earth where it was taken care of by the commissary department until ready to be butchered. So well did this work, that after the war when Italian colonists began to arrive, several bombing planes were left at the flying field at Assab especially to transport livestock. somewhat painfully installed. Even plastic surgeons have taken an interest in making dimples. In the early days of plastic surgery they were "dug" from the outside but as the art developed, so did a dimple operation which was done from the inside. . According to Dr. James Stotter, a well-known New York plastic surgeon, dimple creating is easy for the expert To produce a dimple that looks exactly like the real thing," he says, "the surgeon merely operates from the inside of the cheek. "He lays back the mucous membrane, removes a small portion of tissue, and with the catgut sutures draws, the flesh back into the little hole he has made. These dimples grow fast in this position." atMakesDimpie 5 li. V v zw h pilplllk . W'Vi V ?': w 1 - : - i : I r Few People Are Born With Dimples But If the Inventor of This Gadget Knows What He's About, Thin Simple Little Device Will, in Time, . Put in Three Dimples At a Time. nt-size&usinstl?Kiniroo W D .EARING the Impressive scien tific name of Nycticebus Tardl-gradua, which is almost as long as their sturdy hind legs, two queer, little night apes recently arrived in New York City, none the worse for their long journey from Malaya. The tiny creatures are the pets of Chief Radio Operator Albert Vida who can hold them in the palms of his hands. Although they belong to a group of animals known as lemu-roids, which are closely allied to the monkey family, the night apes hop around Vida's radio shack on their long hind legs in much the same manner that kangaroos do. They are nocturnal in their habits and their large, appealing eyes have been designed by Nature to permit them to see even better than a cat does in the dark. Their bodies are extremely slender, a feature so pronounced that they look as if they are suffering from some wasting disease. They are really healthy, active little creatures, however, and though rare in the Western Hemisphere, they are well known In the Far East, where their peculiar ap pearance has caused many legends and superstitions about them. The Bengali natives call them "chirmundi-billi" or bashful cat and "lajjar banar" or bashful monkey, because of their habit of sleeping with their faces tucked in between their knees. To the Siamese sailor, the night ape is a "ling lorn," or wind monkey, and the whistling noise it occasionally utters is regarded as a sign of approaching rain. Seamen also believe that if a night ape is kept on board a sailing vessel, the craft will never be becalmed. The most remarkable belief held In regard to this little beast is that if a man buries the body of one under the threshold of an enemy, the latter will unconsciously Deforced to commit a crime, and get into trouble. It has, in fact, been pointed out that the pint-sized cousins of the kangaroo have more legends told about them per square inch than any other animal alive. They loom large in native folk-lore, just because they are shy and tiny. A Pair of Night Apes no Bigger Than a Good-Sized Rat They Have Long Hind Legs and Short Front Ones, and Leap Like the Long-Tailed Kangaroo. AMachinelh J UST who started all the fuss over dlrtfples isn't known. It may have been a man who had one in his chin and turned the imperfection to advantage by pointing out that it wasn't everyone thus endowed. It may have been a woman who had one in the cheek and who was so dawgone naturally cute her admirers thought the dimples added to her beauty. According to the dictionary a dimple is merely a slight indentation in the skin, especially in the chin, but nowadays thousands of women and for that matter, quite a few men would like to have one. The latest thing in the dimpling line which is supposed to fill the demand is shown in the accompanying photograph. The inventor of the machine believes that it will go Nature one better. Not only will the contraption put a dimple in the cheek or the chin, but if the wearer so desires, three of the ruubbertipped little dimplers may be attached to the frame so as to make dimples in both cheeks and the chin at the same time. Worn by the dimple de-sirer while she sleeps, the device is much less terrifying in appearance than an instrument invented by one Martin Goetze, of Berlin, Germany, who back in 1896 planned to capture the wholesale dimple market. Goetze brought forth a dimpler that looked like a carpenter's bit The method of operation was to hold the knob firmly against that por-' tion of the anatomy where a dimple was desired. Then the "bit" was revolved so that the roller could massage the surrounding flesh and keep it from wrinkling while the artificial dimple was being ONE-PIECE wooden hats that won't rip, ravel, run down at the heel or chafe behind the ears will probably come into their own this summer according to stylists who recently attended a convention of the Men's Apparel Club of Indiana and the Indiana Clothiers' and Furnishers' Association. For the past two years lightweight helmets of the explorer type have been sold in large quantities at amusement parks, carnivals and circuses, first as a novelty, and then later, as men began finding them practical, as sun helmets. Truck drivers, yachtsmen, baseball fans, and others who were out in the hot sun found them light and cool, and their wide brim furnished a shade which kept the glare from their eyes By and by stylists began to take notice that these hats, despite their jaunty air and inexpensiveness, lasted quite a long time, the compressed wood pulp standing up well under the strain. As a result, this summer some of the lightweight hats which will be seen around town as well as at the 193. by American Weekly, Inc. Wooden Hat .. . . ' . . . - 7- .ft s I i l., f V r t f 1 J T" , ''C, I sfcrMen 1 . f i If II.. WW 7' ' f A , 1!!0. ' ' A-,a; ,A ' J - r fjff yf. , v - a ,:;w A) fSlS i J X. C iv ' . i nif-' ' - 1 i - ' Mi- r 1 A WW, sill.- W I !' S 1 . I t ; . , W ; if i beaches and in the country will be made of wood pulp, in styles p a 1 1 erned after the familiar felt snap -brim and curl-brim hats. They may even be molded to the shape of straw hats and derbies. Since the material is easy to dye, "wooden" hats for men will also probably blossom forth in all the, colors of the rainbow and when the man-about-town tells the hat check girl to hand him his wooden derby no, not that green one, the one in pale lavender, he probably won't be kidding. Such a hat will probably also be useful as kindling wood after it's worn out and discarded. But fortunately it doesnt splinter because of the great pressure under which it's shaped. Cynics say, however) that "wooden-heads" don't need such hats at all. Great Britain Rights Reserved. V i Ji. Mil ' V ' V..-,m . i . u At the Left the Woolly-Backed Parachute Jumper Lands, Uninjured But a Little Bewildered by the Experience. Above, Italian Soldiers Unstrap the 'Chute Harness From the Live "Manna From Heaven." 0 ' A- 1 - . The Three Remarkable Photograph Above Show a Sheep About to Be Thrown From An Italian Airplane In the Remote Interior of Ethiopia, the Animal Dropping Brfore the Parachute Opens, and Swinging Dlirlly In Mld-AIr After the 'Chute Haa Filled. This hi the Quickest Way to Provide Colonists With Livestock. 6

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