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January 25, 1945

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 20

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20 THURSDAY. JANUARY 25, 1945 MORE DETAILS TO BE REPORTED Condition of Wounded Men to Be Sent Home A new procedure whereby the emergency addressees oE army , casualties' will be supplied with detailed information from overseas in the shortest possible time was recently announced by the war department, according to Commander W. V. Clausen of the local post of.-the Veterans of Foreign Wars. :. ' The local V, F. W. leader says that under the plan now in effect, the original casualty notification telegram, and letter of condolence, from the war department in .Washington will be'followed by a letter direct to the emergency addresses from the commanding 'officer or the chaplain of the organization to which the soldier was attached. This will be done shortly after the casually occurs. These letters will give specific details relative to the circumstances' of -death, funeral arrangements and -burial of soldiers who die or who are'killed in action overseas. · ', In the ' case of men seriously wounded, such information will be forwarded direct, from the hospital to the emergency addressees of the wounded men. During" the interim. from -lie receipt of the original notification from the. adjutant general until the supplemental information is received by the emergency addressees direct from the overseas theater, no further information will be available at the Avar department.. Relatives aai . friends . of army personnel who become casualties should keep this in mind during the period of anxiety immediately -following the receipt of the telegram and letter from the adjutant general. Additional information from the war .department will not be available. . : In addition to supplying ihfor- KIDNEYS MUST REMOVE EXCESS ACIDS Help 15 MUe« of Kidney Tube* Flush Out Pouonotu Wute _ H yjmhivB an«p«s of aoJain ytmr Kood, jour M mihs of kidney tubes m/y beSvS' sorted. Th«a 1 toy fiitin mi tabeJarework- JXSKKiaf 11 * *f beJ 5 Nllure ***** ·wtem of awsi ttada a3 poaonons ^itu. Wlen disorder of Iddney JtoncHoiTrSS poisonous natter to remain in your Hood . it M e a c e . r e a loss of pep and energy, - - *MSUU»,smiling. pnHmesa under the eve« ieadacies and dizziness. Frequent or scanty Pwagea inth amarting anoTburninK some- timea ebon tners ia Bamethin^ wTnn» «.ii. j m»y Medielp the Mine « bowefa joukyottrdrBBojtfor33o.n-oKUj.uMdS: n-KfuUy by millum* for oi-er -4O ywra. Tfcev PS" l»Ppy ttlief aud Trintelptno 15 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE \ mation direct from the field on death cases, a new procedure Jela- tive to the submissiorTof progress reports on wounded and seriously ill personnel is being put into effect. This procedure embodies the writing of a letter by hospital personnel.addressed to the emergency address immediately after the soldier is-admitted to the hospital, provided that his case is in the seriously ill category. This letter will contain, in nontechnical language, a bi-ief description o£ the wounds suffered by the soldier and will be couched in terms that the average layman can readily understand. In the case of soldiers wounded in combat, but not seriously ill, the procedure provides that a postal card will go forward from the hospital each 15 ;days, stating in simple language the condition of the soldier concerned. This procedure will be of great comfort to next of kin and of value to the war department. As in the case of deceased personnel, numerous letters of inquiry are received concerning men who have been M'ounded. Practically all of these letters contain a request for additional information. Families of wounded soldiers are always anxious to know how a man was wounded, 1 what part of his body is affected, arid what progress he is making to ward recovery. Impossible Miss Earhart Still Alive · By ^ROBERT GEIGER An Advance Pacific Base, £*)-- New rumors have spread throughout the Pacific that Amelia Earhart still may be. alive oh "a South Pacific Isle, but the man who should know more-about it than anyone else says "there isn't a chance she ever' will be found." The · rumors became so widespread that navy officials investigated: them an( j questioned Capt. Irving : 'M. Johnson, 39, of a'navy warship. i ' ·" . Johnson sailed thousands of miles seeking Miss Earhart before the war and now, as a warship skipper, has touched every island where she may have crash landed or. has talked tq other*, who have investigated s u c h places. He is convinced the Earhart plane dived into the .ocean in July, 1937, and that the avialrix and her navigator. Fred Noonan, were killed. "It was popular rumor when the war started that the Japs had taken Miss .Earhart prisoner, or hot down her plane, because she had learned, in flying over their islands, that they had fortified them,-" Johnson said. "In the first place Miss Earhart couldn't have learned anything about fortifications by merely flying over them at high speed. "In the second place, it would have been the best propaganda the Japs possibily could have capj- EYES FOR AN ARMY--Men of the U. S. 8th air force prepare'to install huge cameras in the planes of a reconnaissance unit at an American base.in.France. . - talized upon if they found Miss Earhart and rescued her. They could have accused the -U. S. of espionage. But regardless of that phase of the case, it is virtually impossible for Miss Earhart to have landed any place but in the ocean. . "She was flying 2,300 miles over water .from. New Guinea to Hoiv- land Island and^ she radioed that she was running low on gas; that she couldn't see the island and, finally, that she was out of gas and was coming dawn. "Nobody ever kne\v exactly where she was because she wasn't able to give her position accurately and there 'was · no equipment aboard that would have made-it possible for Rowland island to locate her. "We do know that she came down east of the Gilberts, which were held by the British, and must have been near Rowland, My: guess is. that she was within 200 miles of it. v ''The nearest Jap islands'were Mill or Jaluit in the Marshalls, Ear off her course. The Japs still are in .possession of Mill, Wotje Jaluit and Afno but I am convinced Miss Earhart is not there "There isn't any place that she could have landed', not even a pebble or a mythical island, that hasn't been checked.*' The U. S. navy dispatched aircraft carriers to the area from which Miss Earhart last reported and hundreds of planes were kept aloft several days in search for the missing flyers. . "There.were rumors of some 'mythical' islands in that part of the ocean but I saw an old sea captain and talked with him about that possibility," Johnson added. "He told me that he had taken his own craft, at his own expense, and searched every mile o£ the ocean for the' islands and was convinced they truly are mythical. Johnson has visited south seas islands captured from the Japanese and found no evidence Miss Earhart ever had been on any of them. He was retained by Earhart Foundation, financed by a group of Miss Earhart's friends, to make a search, before the war and in 19-JO covered alt of the EHice and ,Gilbert islands. Miss Earhart was on the 'next to the last : leg of a round-the- world flight when she disappeared. She held a number of world flying records, including that of being the first woman to make the flight from Hawaii to the mainland, longest scheduled nonstop water flight in the world. Derived from southern pine, a chemical that makes soil waterproof is in use in combat areas. General Mud may have met his master. · Coal Briquet Market Increases Due to War Lykens, Pa., (U.PJ--Spurred by wartime needs,' American industrialists are concentrating on development of the market for anthracite briquets--2 ounce cubes manufactured from bank coal not salable in ill Original form. The process, which h a s been used in Europe for many years and to a limited extent in the United States, consists'of mixing small size coal with a binder i and "pouring it into a press 'Which resembles an oversize waffle iron. The product, briquet enthusiasts say, has unusual burning qualities, low ash content, l e s s waste, allows better circulation than ordinary types, sells for ap-. proximately $1.50 less than nut size anthracite, and is adaptable for use in any kind of diwiestic stove. . . . A. briquet .plant ' established here in 1919'now-produces 800 tons daily and a branch recently built at Lincoln turns but-an additional 300. the company proposes to construct a large plant in Philadelphia, where/ soft coal would be used. ' .. ' CUD" type Army liaison planes equipped with bazookas have knocked out German tanks FINDS PLASTIC LOSES NOVELTY Expert Says Material Must Stand on Merits Ames--The postwar city built of plastics, where people bathe in plastic bathtubs and ride in air- pianes and automobiles 'of the same material, will doubtless remain a dream in the "stratosphere school of-thought" where it was born. That is the opinion 6£ V. S. Peterson, a consultant in the Ames extension division of E. I. duPont de Nemours Co. On the other hand, probably no class of synthetic chemical products faces a brighter future than plastic. Peterson told the 120 construction- minded lowans who attended the building officials' conference Wednesday at Iowa State college. "Plastics in the postwar world will have to stand not on their novel!}-, which is already passing, but on such distinctive properties as lightness, beauty,' color, durability, ease of fabrication and economy," Peterson staled. Not in the plastic field alone Have structural ' materials been marching on to new glory. Wood when it's plentifully available to civilians again; will gleam under a, new light, Peterson said. Today lumber can be treated to make it highly, fire resistant. ,lt can be "preserved" to make it resistant to rot and .distasteful to termites. Soft pine can be turned into a material as hard as niaple, maple into the hardness of ebony. Peterson said; too, that the factory-worker of the not-too-distant tomorrow may find the machine he operates painted- in several hues. But the object won't be to brighten his surroundings. It will be part of a safety color code developed-to help keep, accidents at a minimum. The "most dangerous parts of his machine will probably be painted orange. That's because psychologists place'orange as the color most likely to attract attention. Red will continue to signify fire protection equipment. Blue will indicate caution. 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