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TUESDAY, JULY 11, 1944 NAUG^UOK DAILY-NEWS •• ;>.-•* ••'••'-'<:••&•£( Page. Five Waterbury Marine Writer Tells Of Service Shop Sergeant Ray Fitzpatrick Writes Of Unusual Enter prise On Guadalcanal Bv SKKGT. WAV. FIT/PATJtlCK • (.Mnrinr OOJJM Oinbnt Corrr»p«ndont) Gunrtnlcixnnl (Delayed)— With .f rmlio prppmm n!< thc intermediary jcrvlccmcn here iirc busily troclnR nrtlclt-M of n n >' nn<l every, description The propram. known AH "Tho SWR'F Shop." wns started as an experiment. hl)t hlls ' P'' ovcn *° i"- 10 " i CM ful thiu It Is now one of the popular regular features, ot thc American Expcdltioniiry Station. The .serviceman with something [0 'swap calls In person or writes to the brondcnstlnK station with n description of thc article or articles he is offering for trade and specifics whnt he \vancs In return. The jtiitlon hns no actual part in the nceotlntions, its role bclnp llr.iitcd to biwutctistlnfr the proposed swap nnd then posting on its bulletin board the nn.-ne and service address of thn wotild-bc trader. It Is up to tho.v interested to work out the details of their swnp. j(cn with Items to dispose of aren't the only patrons of "The Swnp Shop." Their, number is :U- jnost equillcd by those who wish to nccitiire something for which they arc "-llllnp to pay in cash or barter, ytralcht cash transactions arc frequent, with about an even- division between those offering to pay cnsh for some desired Item and those who as It for a broadcast of items they are wilting tt> part with for cn?h. Cnmcras am a popular trade Item, Thc number of camera owners who cleciclo that plcturn mal<ins, with nil the dllUcultics of guarding tllm apalnst thc weather, pottinfr film, and havlnt: it pro- cc.wcl, i." not worth the effort Is balanced by those who suddenly feel that they can't fc-et alonp without n camera. Radios are also much on the market. Other frequent swap items are dress shoes (though it's hnr<! to P.CiKV out what the. new owners wnnt with them), pistols,.shotpuns, Metric motora, wnshinjr machines, fishing tackle, sporting ammunition, outboard • motors, canoes and cuilboats. During cacti "Swap Shop" jiro- jtrnm, the station .carefully'empha- sizes that. tratHc In property of government Issue Is forbidden. The variety of-KOods offered and sought through "The Swap Shop" I? amazing. A couple of weeks ago, the staff .thought . the limit had hocn reached when an Army man Alcan Road Driver Mrs. . nimty now Is the first Vvomim to drive u fully-loaded truck- the full length of tho Alris-' kn highway,. round" trip. (Intor- iintlonul) L ofTerecl for sale n saddle horse,: with saddle and bridle. No- one. knew how thc horse had been brought here, and it was held unlikely that anyone else would be interested in acquiring it. But the radio men reckoned without their audience. The horse was snapped up thc next day at the asking price, •vithout any haggling, >fot only that, but several horse fanciers whu arrived too late to make a bargain had thc station announce their readiness to buy horses or offer k-aluable goods in trade for them. i\s a result, horses turned up in all sorts of unexpected places on thc sland, ready for the market. Japanese souvenirs arc much in lemand, especially by men fresh 'rom the United States. Nipponese helmets, battle flags, rifles, and thc ike fetch fancy prices. The typewriter situation offers a clear example of the enhanced value of a scarce commodity. Typewriters in n half-way workable condition, or which even "offer vague repair possibilities, fetch fabulous prices. • ' • • Though not many weeks'old, 'The Swap Shop" promises to become ri.' Guadalcanal institution.. Note: Sergeant F-itzpatrick- was L former' reporter on the Water- jury Democat and- is very'well known in Nauga'tur.k. I* O. O* F. Activities At'the -meeting of-Magnolia-En campmcnt, I. p. O.'.F,,, Wednesday nlpht., -the Royal Pur.plo .Degree will be' conferred 'upon two cartel!- <liucs, All Encampment Odd Fellows are invited. ' : .." ' Navy Airman Ignores Zeros To Getffbdtos An Advanced Aleutian B as e (UP)— Notes -from- , the North Pacific war-front: !. ' • . Navy "•combat, piists here arc still 'talking 'about something Lt: L. A. Pattcaori,/, Smiley, Tex., did over .'Pnramushifo - .nnd Shumtishu Inlnnds recently; They - tell you .ho set 'a new .high in cool>headcd combat flylne,\Pattenon. was over Shumushu in daylight: nnd' In. clear weather— a . new not of circumstances In.'thla- fterinl wnr,' as tho majority bf-;fllKhts over the enemy Islands have -been made at night and almost invariably .in cloudy weather- 1 — and four Zeros \vcre on his tall, 'ind every .anti-aircraft battery within range,-.' wai';' shooting at him. . ' '"•'.-;,' Directly beneath him was the Bip new'.Miyo.ihino n.lrbnsc,- which occasionally . hnd been siKhted by our pilots .but. never hnd.- been photographed. Patteson wag outrunning the, Zeros, but-.. he was afrni'd that if he tripped hiii aerial camera -at the -speed his-; Ventura bomber was- makinR flic photo- praphs would be blurred: .. So he deliberately throttled back and let his dinners- flght off the Zeros until he had -a set ot pictures. Ho then continued over a number of airfields on Parnmushlro island and repeated his performance. The Japanese flak batteries all albnK thc Paramushiro co'ast blasted desperately. at h'irn and" 'the Zeros made pass after pass, but Pattcson Knored them — .and came back .vlth n collection of reconnaissance photographs which normally vould have taken months of effort ,o obtain. "As nearly ns I. could tell," Pat- cson said, ."my . Kunne'rs 'shot .up , wo "of the Zeroes. We'.gpt'.hit only >ncc, and it' didn't do- any dam' ' ' There <tre .«ix Indian reservations n South Dakota. AWARD TO, BLIND STUDENT Dnnyillc, 111. (UP)— Charles :R, Jimpson, a-, blind 'law student at he University of- Ilijiois, Has been iwarded a full-tuition 'scholarship to thc university's law- college in recognition • for..;his h'iRh '.averages thc first two semesters of study. ATTENTION! ALL HOME CANNERS! If we all pitch in. 1944 will see the greatest food production in our history. But that will require your help. It's up to you to: 1. grow every ounce of food you possibly can; 2. use all the food you grow; 3. can your food by the proper and safe methods. Every ounce of home-canned food is urgently needed. Your Government begs you not only to match what you did last year b'ut, if possible, to better your 1943 record Put up fruits and tomatoes by the boilinfi water bath method—a safe and satisfactory method fur these foods. But before you begin your 1944 canning of all other vegetable;^ Good Housekeeping- wants to tell you how to avoid a danger that may occur in home- canned food—a danger recognized by many authorities,'including the If. S. Department of Agriculture. That danger is botulinus food poisoning.' . . Botulinus poisoning comes from bacteria that live in the soil and cling to vegetables. It is rare—but it isn't confined to just a few parts of the country, as some people think. Botulinus germs may be on the food you can. They must be destroyed. Whenever these bacteria are present in the food and are not destroyed dur- ing the canning process, they gradually produce a toxin which is poisonous. It takes hotter-than-boiling- heat to kill botulinus germs. Neither hot-water bath nor open-kettle canning provides enough heat to destroy them. That' is why we advise: the only safe to can low.acid vegetables — which means oil veijct.ableft except tomatoes- is by the correct use of a pressure cook er?'' If you don't already own a pressure cooker, you'll be glad to know that the Government is allowing the manufacture of 400,000 new cookers for sale this summer, without priorities, . If you can't buy a pressure cooker, borrow your neighbor's ... or perhaps you'll find one available through 'a com- inanity canning group. If .not, form your own community group, and buy one. To be safe, dort 't can • low-acid •vegetables any other way. .. . W.e take this opportunity to issue' two further warnings: 1. Oven canning is dangerous. It has caused many serious accidents to persons and to property. Shun it! 2. All home-canned foods should be examined carefully when opened. If there is evidence of spoilage, the. food should.not.be used. NEVER TASTE to discover spoilage.* By all means, put up every ounce of surplus food you possibly can. Our armed forces and the hungry nations of the earth need the "benefits of our abundance. ';-,". •'.'."..'.'* Good Housekeeping Magazine The Homemakers' Bureau of Standards '>'•''''• ,- " - '. «. '**"•' •rir'further ap-to-Lhe-minute,lnfonnatlor. about really safe.canning methods and how to .void botulism, write Good Housekeeping Institute. 959 Elghtli Avenue. New York 19, N. Y. • WHY FEDERAL DEBT GROWS Chttrt Above, comparing rcyuniiciiVund deficits'of (.lie U. S. Trcusiir.v, give an l<tai of why-, the .jmbljc 'debt is- reaching :i>«trononiical pro- porUonH. ,WI>llc : r<:vciiiios>-thi'oiij!iji''tuxntion hii.ve increased tniiiieii- donsly since 1IMI, tliry do not-nearly moot the coiiihinetl costs of the • wnr arid the domestic O|>i'rntlons;of |;lic government. The difference '» ' .vniudc "l>. by, ; .government borrowing. (International) Draft Board Meeting Off, .There.: will be 1 no'-meeting : of Drafl. Board ilA. Ihis' w.ock,-Chair- man Harris WhiUemor'e, Jr., , 'haa announced. "The . bokrd : did ••'not meet;' last Monday -but. • met | liutl, Thursday and thc Ycccnt session ivill preclude a meeting T>eing .ho.ld;. Ihls week,-U was said,;;,',' • • ;-r'"-''• r BUY WAR BONDS AXD-STAMPS Local Resident Grailted Patent The- office '. of .Patent, Attorney H.a'i-old G.; Manning at Walcrbury today announced that Charles W. Gates .of Nn.ugal.uck has .been granted .u._'patent oni an antioxidant. Tihe pal.ent has been assigned 1,6 the United.'States Rubber Co. Ifovy To Draw Officers From Enlisted Men Lubricants, from petroleum were, first used in, 1869. . • . • I It.v COURTENAY MOORIi United Frumt Stan CorrcH|H>ndcnt Washington -(U P) -—Young Navy- enlisted men -with -initiative and. ambition arc going to have ;ih Jnci'eaMing- chance for commis- sibnsr... - ;•• • •'•••: • . . - . .- • A recent poll of the. percentage of enlisted men who have become oincera since ;Dcc. 7, 3941, shows that 1 'they comprise nearly , 45- pel- cent of the total- number of men commissioned. Of these, 20 percent had seen previous duty either afloat'or ashore and'the remaining 20 per cent were taken from civil life as enlisted men and trained to become officers. Since tlic beginning of the .war, more and more enlisted men have been appointed as warrant or commissioned ofllccrs, until now the' Navy plans to draw ."almost whol-- ly" upon service sources for its ofllccrs. In tho first rapid expansion of thc --wartime Navy, there was necessarily a limitation on thc number of qualified enlisted -men who could be appointed to officers and first class' petty officers arc thc keystone of organization aboard Navy ships. Their services in the. intermediate level of command were vital to the successful operation of the forces afloat.and thus the qualified men had to be restricted in order not to strip the ships. - . Postwar Opportunities However, .th.it situation has now been stabilized to a point where the ~ only officers : still': taken t rom civilian life will be specialists, «ucb n« doctors, dentistH. und chaplains, and. young men us aviation ca<let«. All'ithc. rest \vil come on thc whole from -the! enlisted ranks. In the Navy of the postwar; world, which, will undoubtedly be a far larger one than ever before In U. S. hiwtory, there will be plenty of opportunities for naval careers for enlisted men as; ofJIccrs.- A great many ofllccrs' in thc naval reserve will be muutcred out at-the end of thc war.-and. many of those billets will require filling. The Naval-Academy will be unublc to Kijpply thc .large, amount of officers to 111 these places. Credit for Sea Duty Thc direct appointments from the ranks arc of two types--permanent and temporary. For temporary appointments, thc-only requirements arc that a man has worked up to first class petty, officer or above; that his record of service, civilian background and demonsralcd abilities for 'loader- ship recommend him for appoint-. 'men i'."to"o fllcc r."Ktaui»?- ltic rear no • cducationiiV^rcquiiLem'cnts. '?:£?£. ' " however, 1 future Navy, are .' cornp«r*W«^ t»' tho«c -of -civilian • ; «ippdintcc«'- of today, except, that; a man v *»lo;-h*» seen- active- •ervlco.'.ikboitnljfik'lp \». given .an advantage, over tnV.-civil- ian .appointee/ Thc minlmuni**du- cationa.1 ' requirement* , lii"; two-, jrcarm of collcgc,.but a manicanr'nidhc up. the additional years nince theNRvy i-ecognizes". three months sea-duty an equivalent Ui- a semester ot^col- Icgc work: "' "'•'."•. y --y .:. However,- the Navy rccoKnl7.e»'-th« value of ollicor« who haveV'worked their way up" from enlisted. r»nk« and the "continuing" policy of; the Navy -is. Ui' provide for its '-.en listed personnel every, opportunity »nd incentive to" become commissioned oflicers in the Naval • service. '•-• . Total farm income, for tbc.- ; firiit three months of ISM . loUled: $4,011-million, an-Jncrease of 13.7 P«r cent »a compared -with.-, tb three months in 1!M3. ?*•'•-* '''"•:'•'• HEAVY TURKIS H TOW ELS ••:•.• m ~' W }jirge n\7.f. b:il.h towp'ls of'quick- drying, rlxiffy cotton ' lorry. Kiriii. long -wnai-ins wravR.,.Chop»« Tram solid 'pastels.'' colbrctf-f • borderii'*^»r plaidg. . •;; ; .••-[• WASH CLOTHS:.:..;^6c G. C. MURPHY CO. CHURCH ST. NAUOATU.CK, CONN. 5 REASONS FOR INCREASING YOUR WAR BONO PURCHASES /. The tempo of this war is binmg it« highest point. Goverament expcoditum for w*r are M the peak. MORB MONEY IS NEEDED . . . NOWi I F what you did.for the war effort today was an cosy thing to do, it isn't enough. We can not hope to give as much as thc boy who jgivcs his life ... but we can do our utmost! ..For instance! if "you haven't yet found yourself • scbcming'arid,figuring on a way.to buy extra War Bonds, it's a good sign you areny.buying enough! When your'neighbor calls on you during the 5th War Loan to ask if you'JI increase your, purchases, say "Yes".'.". even- if it takes a lot of scheming and : . figuring aftcrward^tp pay for them. ..,-.. That's the way our rhen are doing their part... . in the Pacific;"in Italy, in England. Ordered to at• ..tack,- they do not first consult" themselves to determine whether it's safe or convenient or comfortable. They're thinking -of' you at home. To protect, you, .; they attack first, : , ', and figure out how to do it as -. they. go. • .. •" ,-.:.':-•_• '•' • • • - • ' Uncle Sanv«-<??#J your dollars to'finance this war and he needs them now! Not just the dollars you can. spare, but\eycry; dollar you-can,, earn that you don't absolutely need for food, shelter, clothing and the operation of the farm. War Bonds savings mean more to the average farmer or rancher than to almost anyone else. For they form a financial reserve indispensable for the profitable and efficient operation of his business. War Bonds are safe, they pay a good return, they're easy to buy. When they mature, they mean new machinery and equipment; new conveniences for the house, money for the children's schooling, funds for retirement. The next tirrte you pick.up your paper or listen to thc-radio news, have a conference, with yourself. "Am I doing as much as I can to help win this war? Am I matching what 1 can do,with what the boys are doing over there? Am I investing every pos- .sible dollar in War Bonds today to make my future and, my family's future more secure?" Most of us haven't yet begun to do our best. Uncle Sam needs it now! BUY MORE THAN BEFORE in the 5di War Loan! . •' - • 2. In proportion to 'WHO HAS THE MOST. MONEY, individuals arc not buying their share of War Bondj. America mutt-cot- rcct this situation, 3. War Bonds provide the former «ndir rancher with thc financial reserve he mint have to survive the ordinary, up«. «nJ ^ downs of Curoing u a business. • 4. Money will be needed urgently « « future date to replace and repair farni equipment; machinery, and buildings. War Bond j will provide it. .-'• ' • 5. War Bonds arc thc safest investment itr the world, return a good"rate 'of interest, are easy and convenient to boy . . . from bank, pose office, rural'mail carrier or Production Credit Association. -BUY MORE TITAN BEFORE This,Ad<Mrtiseirieni is a Contribution Toward America's All-Out War Effort b.

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