The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas on January 30, 1942 · Page 10
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The Hutchinson News from Hutchinson, Kansas · Page 10

Hutchinson, Kansas
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Friday, January 30, 1942
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CAGE TEN THE HUTCHINSON. K,A N.S.A.S,, .. N Jg.VV,S, Has Faith In Island Port Corrpgitlor Won't Be Taken. Attdei'smi Says The Japs will never take Cor- rcgirior. it's tuo well fortified, says Rex Anderson, 533 East C, McVny cab driver. Even 19 years ngo when he tame home from the fabulous Philippines where some of the natives have tails and man} eat dried grasshoppers, the fortifications on the big rock guarding Manila bay were to his mind impregnable. "Jap battleships used to lie otf- shove but they didn't try any funny business," recalls Anderson. "They didn't let a Jap on the islands unless he was sent to the prison located there." Corregidor, tin island roughly a dozen miles long by four or five wide, isn 't. Anderson's idea-cf nn idyllic plate for a man to spend the rest of his life, ,lnp s or no Japs, but jusf 3i miles across the bay is Manila, with any amount of variety of entertainment. Tormented By Heal Worst feature of the islands, the yellow Nipponese execpted, is tlu> beastly climate, which Is difficult tor white men—more so for white Women —to endure. About three months of the year, from January to March, it rains almost all the time. The bed clothes do everything but rot and men are tormented by prickly heat. Bed bugs thrive. In the dry season the bed bugs can bo liquidate^ an interesting way, by putting the mattresses and sheets on ant hills, but there is practically no defense against l/icm in the rainy time. The ants go after the bed vermin viciously '•'id presumably eat them, as the •' ds are cleaned in short order. . When Anderson was on Corregidor, the island was populated by about 15,000 soldiers, who lived' in barracks, and by numerous Filipinos, whose homes were bam- bio shacks, raised on stilts. The hilly island, boasting one moun-i lain, was covered by a jungle of undergrowth, sheltering a few snakes and thousands ol monkeys. Game was limited compared with the "mainland" — Luzon — where wild chickens, deer, hogs and other life rbounded. Impressed By Igorotcs Many of the natives were taking on the white man's civilization, wlnen Anderson was there. Moros and other tribesmen largely com-! prised the native soldiery. But the wild lgorotes were in a class by .themselves. '• Anderson saw but a few, as they lived in remoter parts of the islands. He never will forget their unusual appearance. Their spines didn't stop growing when the rest of them did, and each one had u naked tail—"just bone covered with skin"—sticking out behind his breech clout. The native diet interested Anderson. The Filipinos living on Corregidor ate fish and rice, prosaically, but their dessert of unhatched chicks just about ready to leave the shell kept him away from their dinner tables. Their habit of leaving meat on the roots "1 their houses three or four days before cooking it also repelled him, On the mainland the natives were reputed to eat dogs. When grasshoppers began flying in clouds, as they did every year, the natives turned out with sacks and caught millions. The long legged insects were dried in the sun and eaten like peanuts. Wary of Japs U. S. military forces were taking no chances with Japs even in 1923. Soldiers were not allowed cameras, except with permission of their commanding oflicers, and no one was permitted to take pictures of guns or fortifications. There - wore underground bomb shelters and hospital wards. An- r,500 MiLKS IN LIFEBOAT —After his steamer, Prusn, was torpedoed 100 miles from Honolulu, Cool. G. ir. Boy, (almvt) and twelve of his men, spent a month In a life- bnat—crossed 2,500 miles of open sea and landed on one of the Gilbert Islands northeast of Australia, the Navy department reported. (derson served in the 42nd coast artillery company and also was in the 59ih coast artillery, part of the 31st brigade. There were picture shows, "malt bars," baseball games and other entertainment on Corregidor. Any liquor there was smuggled in, but beer—or "spiff—was sold openly Soldiers looking for a good time spent their leave riding across to Manila on a government boat one day, returning the next. The trip each way look four hours. Anderson was stationed on Corregidor more than two years, leaving there as a sergeant. He served nearly five years more on Angel island, in San Francisco bay. It is believed that a scarcity of Ismail mammals, such as rats, mice and lemmings in the Arctic is the cause of the flight of large num- ,bers of snowy owls to eastern [Canada and New England. Municipal employes of Sacramento, Calif., have been classified 'for civilian defense on the belief jthat they would be more valuable [for emergency' service than privately employed volunteers. How To Live For Less 11. Buying" Meat AP Feature Service When uncertain about the butchering, it's always best to buy government eraded meat. The range is prime, choice, good, com mcrcial and utility. Lower, standard grades are wholesome and nutritious with proper cooking More than pennies can be saved by using cheaper cuts: shoulders of pork or lamb, breast of lamb spare-rtbs, stewing beef, stewing chicken, neck, flank and shank of lamb, ox-tail, hearts, kidneys, beef and pork liver. Cheese and egg dishes can substitute for meat two or three times a week. Fish prices and supplies vary. Pork is lowest in autumn; beef usually is /airly steady; chickens, ducks, turkeys, are cheapest in the cold •HOB DEPARTMENT borrowed from a rancher 1 ! brand, the thin/ "X bar" ol noilheadt on the kiltie, and outlining the tquars loe of Ihit striking la .heeler ol Seine "iVtoroca/'n/* MAIN ruiun BOOKS CLOStDi Cliarue purchases payable March 1. MAIL ORDERS jlvtn prompt aUent'-ft. "Mynette" Youthful Half-Size Dresses for little women s 4.98 Happy in fit, snappy in fashion are these Mynettcs of exquisite Mareco rayon crepe. Tailored and dressy styles with cardigan, V, plunging and jjollarless neckline treatments. . . . clever tucking, shirring and piping, flattering yokes. Choose from flora 1 s, monotones, border effects, scroll patterns in navy, copen, blue, green, heather pink. Sizes 14V4 to 24',/> Others SS.9K, Sfi.98. and SI .38 Spring Suits for that practical but pretty took $ 29.95 First honors for. daytime fashions in 1942 go to suittt -—softer, more feminine versions in twills, soft woolens and shetlands. The color choice includes pastel ^bhuj, rose, gold, beige, wheat, black and YV navy - 'Sizes 12 to 20 Other Suits $22.95 ami $25.00 \ W «v; Jersey Dree^s lireak into Print for Spring $ 9 .98 Jewel-tone jerseys are bright and sparkling to wear under furs now and on through Spring. They're advance fashions' newest note for dressy wear. Gay, colorful, crystal-clear patterns on ttvs soft, clinging, wrinkle-resisting fabric. The styles feature plunging necklines and slim midriff. Sizes 12 to 20 — 18J4 to 24 >/i READT TO WEAK DEPARTMENT SECOND FLOOR Get Flags at V'ileyV Show your colors. Display the American flag. Our new shipment includes various sizes for every requirement. 3x5 feet $2.20 4x6 feet $3.20 6x8 feet $4.70 Flags In other sizes, mounted on staffs Sc to 35c ' NOTION DEPARTMENT— MAIN fTOOtt February Belt of the Month "Americana" Vogue advertised 5 1.50 * America's call to colors . . . a distinctively different accent to lend spice to your favorite frock. One of the many exciting originals by Schaffer. New Spacious Handbags of gabardine or faille 5 2.98 that Big, roomy bags hold everything . . . . styled with charming de-' tails in black gabardine with shiny patent trims or rich-looking failles in red, brown, navy or black. Smooth Capeskin Gloves $ 2.50 Smooth - fitting, soft, supple capeskin gloves in a color range for. accessory coordination, Kelly green, red, saddle tan,> brown, black or white. t ACCEapORV DEPARTMENTS—MAIN ru >OJt 50c Throw the tail over, pul) into ready-tied knot, slip up to collar and the tie is tied. No pins, no hookB, Boys like it. HOYS" »HOP~»ECONn Fl«OR The Hat's the thing to proclaim Spring • - . .'., - . Straus — Flower Hats Si ( Felts in pastels and black -^J. an " ? ^ 98 Enlived your winter costume with a. new hat. a pretty hat, a hat that's bright and.feminine. You'll find just the one in Wlley/s new selection of advance styles. Rytex Stationery printed with name and address on sheets, envelopes 200 sheets 100 envelopes 5 1.00 . Smooth writing paper in three smart colors—blue, ivory orafCT white. Get several boxes at ., thft low price, for gifts and l|£,?v£t3 r ! your own use, ' «s» — — — ORDER BV MAI I, — — WILEY'S, Hutchinson, Kansas Please send me ...... boxes ol Rytex Slajioneiy nt $1 On a box s Print your name and address as you wish it to appear; • Name. , ,, ,... Address , ,. •. ..,>.. Color - ., .... ( ) Charge C )Cash Include 2% State, fa* and 10c postage on cash mail orders. IN Toilet Goods Sale , continued through Saturday Bath Oil and Soap Special 98c Large size bottle of Billy B. Van's Pine Bath Oil and two cakes of Pine Tree Soap, all for 98c. Jergen's Toilet Soap 12 69c Jergen's hard milled bath tablets that lather superbly in hard water. Pine, jasmine, geranium or carnation fragrances—Box of 12 cakes for 69c. Other Staple Toiletries and Beauty Needs at Savings Sateday^LasjJDax^f January White Sale Kenwood Blankets with Monogram $g .98 Saturday is your last opportunity to get this 72x84 inch, all wool Kenwood blanket at the special price of $8.98, with three-letter monogram. Dusty rose, green, peach, claret, blue, beige orj cedar. • • ?, Alio $10.08 Kenwood for $0,08 $1.98 Pequot Sheets, 81?108..... ..... '.. MM $3,79 Utica Percale Sheets, 81x108 ; $2.98 $1.29 Bath Mat and Lid Cover Set $1.19 . $2.50 Lace Table Cloths, 72x90 , $1.89 Also other Linens and Staples at Savings Qstermoor Mattress § J |l£ Last Day Saturday Regular $39.50 $"?Q .85 Qstermoor , , , . Get this soft, rest' Jul, long • lasting Ostermoor jnner- 3 n ring mattress, now at saving of nearly $10.00. Shop, Saturday, $29.50 Ostermoor8 . $22.50 $49,50 Oslermoovs .

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