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Henry County Democrat from Clinton, Missouri • 8

Clinton, Missouri
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BOYS IN SERVICE Corporal Alva Jean Martin, son of Mrs. Alva Martin, 502 East Jefferson street, has sent to his home copies of the service newspapers, Stars and Stripes, the American service newspaper, and the Union Jack, which is published by the British. He is in Sicily, Roger Lee Mitchem, a pilot in the Army Air Corps stationed at Garden City, Kansas, spent the week-end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Mitchem.

Denver Montgomery, of Clinton, has received word that his son, Norman Montgomery, of Caldwell, has been inducted into the navy, Technical Corporal Ernest Fewell, of the coast artillery, is here visiting his home. He is stationed at Ft. Ord, and has been in the serrice since March, 1941. Herschel Wallace, son of Mr. and Mrs.

Floyd Wallace, is in the navy and was taking training at Farragut, Idaho, but has been for special training to Maryland. Prior to his entering the service, he was teaching music in the high schools of Ann Arbor, Mich. Sammy Sayles, who has accepted for training into the naval air corps, is here for a visit with his mother, Mrs. Dwight Sayles before entering training. He expects to be called about December.

He has been working with a construction company at St. Joseph. Corporal Robert Compton, of the army air corps, is visiting at his. home at Urich and was a Clinton visitor Monday. He is stationed at Tuscon, Ariz.

Private Joe Beck, who is stationed at Ft. Dix, New Jersey, received painful injuries in a fall from a truck. He had severe cuts on the chin and his jaw was broken in two places. He will be in the hospital for more than a month. John Slavens, visiting here from Camp Bayinne, N.

after just being release from an army hospital! following an attack of pneumonia, suffered a relapse and was taken to the military hospital at Knob Noster, suffering with a recurrence of pneumonia. Sgt. James A. Frala, of the army air corps, is visiting his mother, Mrs. 'Myrtle Frala, of Deepwater and was a Clinton visitor Monday.

He is at Suffolk Army Air Base, Westhampton Beach, Long Island, New York. Staff Sergeant Robert Barbee and Mrs. Barbee left Thursday for Camp Picket, Norfolk, where he will be stationed. Mr. and Mrs.

W. P. Sorter, 518 North Second street, receive V-mail letters regularly from their son, Bill, who is in Australia with the armed forces. In his last letter, Bill, who is private first class, said that he was using as a desk the back of his mess kit and was writing by the light of a flash light. He was anticipating going to a movie, with the feature picture "Sleepy Time Gal," featuring Judy Canova.

He said that some of the boys in his outfit had killed a snake that measured 18 feet and was bigger around than a gallon bucket. Pvt. Gordon L. Corum is visiting his parents Mr. and Mrs.

Charles Corum, west of Clinton, and his sister Mrs. Valley Justis on South street. Pvt. Corum is stationed at the Air Base at Congaree Field, Congaree, South Carolina. He was accompanied home by Miss Anna Hall of Mansfield, Ohio.

Sgt. Donald Hopkins is here from Garden City, Kansas, for a visit at his home. He is in the air corps and has had training at a number of air fields. He looks fine and says he enjoys the military training. Arthur Immele, of Montrose, was greeting Clinton friends today.

After serving in the anti-aircraft corps for a year he was given his honorable discharge after reaching the age of 38. DO YOU KNOW KOHL-RABI? If not, introduce yourself to. it. Given fertile soil and good growing weather, it will be ready to eat in 55 days. It will give variety to your list of autumn vegetables and may be stored for a short time.

Be sure to use it when crisp and tender. It there is anything more inedible than 100-mature kohl-rabi, it must be toemature okra. FALL GARDENS Mrs. L. N.

McKean, member of the Henry County Farm Bureau Board, living in Bogard Township, had her husband break and summer fallow about an acre of good ground this summer for a fall garden. She has recently planted it in many of the vegetables that usually make good in the fall such as beans, beets, carrots, turnips, winter radishes, lettuce, spinach, kale and other greens so that she will have a chance to get some tender, fresh vegetables between now and freezing weather. Good soil kept free of weeds and other vegetation during the summer contains ample moisture and fertilizer to produce a quick growing fall garden. Having two gardens or keeping ground clean where early vegetables have matured will do much to make a fall garden a success. Fertilizer will help too, says county agent, J.

Robert Hall. If plants of late cabbage are set out now either you or the cabbage worms will enjoy the result. Usually it's the worms, but if you make: point of it, maybe it can be you this year. If you want directions for safekilling cabbage worms, get the insect bulletin from the office of the county agent in Clinton. If killing frost should be a little late this year there is ample time to grow such varieties as Golden Acre, Early Jersey Wakefield, Jersey Queen or Copenhagen Market.

BRIDGE RECORD An unusual record in the construetion of a vital bridge was praised yesterday by Thomas H. MacDonald, U.S. Commissioner of Public in connection with the Peace River Bridge built by John A. Roebling's Sons Company, Trenton, New Jersey. "Surpassing their 100 year record as bridge builders, Roebling has done a magnificent job at Peace River," stated the Commissioner.

"Construction is completed months after the contract's signing, 18 weeks after the setting of the first piece of steel, cutting in half the best previous construction The bridge, of the suspension type, spans the wide valley of the Peace River in British Columbia, 40 miles above the railhead at Dawson Creek. Trucks carried 100 freight car loads of steel through bitter winter to the site. Housing difficul-1 ties, disease and intense cold stalked the construction camp at all times. Despite these difficulties, the record construction time was rolled up for this bridge in the wilderness' as compared to an almost identical Roebling bridge in the heart of the Middle West, which, in normal times, required almost twice as long to build. REDDER THAN THE RED, RED ROSE Beets are good eating, they're good for you, and they're good to look at.

Moreover, they are among the vegetables that lend themselves to storage. So it's good advice to plant Crosby's Egyptian or Detroit Dark Red or Early Eclipse or Early Wonder. They'll grow to eating stage this fall. HOME SERVICE INSTITUTE The Midwestern Area Office is to hold an Institute of Instructions for the Home Service Department of the Red Cross in Clinton on September 16th through the 18th. A field representative will be here and a comprehensive discussion of the Home Service work will be given at that time.

The Home Service department of the Henry County Chapter would like two or three women from Clinton to volunteer to work in Clinton not to work all day at any time but be subject to call for case work. Women that have some free time and a car available. Gasoline is furnished. The work is interesting and is of great help to the families and men in the armed forces. If you can give some time to this work apply to Mrs.

C. A. Crome Home Service Chairman, or Mrs. A. G.

Pence, Assistant Home Service Chairman now, so that you will be ready to take the course of training when the Institute comes to Clinton. We have Red Cross workers in this department in Windsor, LaDue, Montrose and would like one in Urich, Blairstown and Deepwater. A29d6t RED LETTER VALID IN BOOK TWO The Red letter from War Ration Book Two became valid on August 22, and may be used by consumer until October 2, according to the Office of Price Administration. ANOTHER DORMITORY FOR GIRLS AT B. C.

To prepare for the further increase in girl enrollments at the Big Fall Opening of Chillicothe Business College, September 7, the college has remodeled, refurnished, and redecorated Empire Hall, its large boys' dormitory, making it a new home for young women. Tracey Scott came in Sunday for a visit with his sister, Mr. and Mrs. Ike Epperson. Mrs.

Henry Brown has received word that her mother, Mrs. Moss, of near Versailes has suffered a paraletic stroke and she has gone there to be at her bedside. Morgan Armstrong, of Kansas City, visited from Monday until Wednesday p. 'm. with his sister, Mrs.

Lelia Stadler and niece, Bernice. Tuesday night, the former and his sister and niece, called at the home of their nephew, son and brother, Ray Stadler and family. We had 22 in Sunday School Sunday, not as good attendance as there should be. The contribution was good, it being $2.50. Let's everyone come each Sunday and make our Sunday School really and truly worth while.

(Henry and Leza Schmidli, had a nice visit Sunday after Sunday School with Mr. and Mrs. Lem Smith, of near Coal. Monday, August 30th, the Finey school will open. Mrs.

Edna Cameron is the teacher again, same as last term. Mrs. Nettie Bett, called awhile Friday on Mrs. Ike Epperson. Bernard Smith who lives near the White Sulphur Springs, had the misfortune to lose his truck by fire recently.

The Paul Nichols family were Sunday visitors of her sister, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Raymond and family. This community was well represented in Warsaw Saturday. Among those there were: Mr.

and Mrs. Ray Stadler and children, Mrs. Lelia Stadler and Bernice, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Smith, Mrs.

Anna Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Jenkins, Roy Raymond and children, John Holland. Henry and Leza Schmidli were there Friday. Ike Epperson has been making frequent trips to Clinton and Warsaw with tomatoes.

They report they are not getting as many now, due to the lack of rain. Mrs. May French took dinner Monday with Mrs. Henry Brown and family. Howard Schmidli motored to Clinton the first of the week on business.

Bernard Smith who lives near White Sulphur Springs, threshed in this community last week for various people. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Eckhardt attended preaching services at the Methodist church at Mt. Zion, Sunday.

Mary Rae Stadler spent Saturday night with her grandma, Mrs. Lelia Stadler. Mr. and Mrs. Anson Finnell and Elra Cline were trading in Mt.

Zion Wednesday. Henry Brown and son, John Henry, also Mrs. May French, called Wednesday night at W. H. Brown's, across Grand River, to see Mrs.

Brown, who hasn't been so well, but is reported as feeling better at this writing. Howard Schmidli purchased a nice sow last week from Mrs. Lelia Stadler. Mrs. May French called Wednesday p.

m. on Mrs. Almira French. Mr. and Mrs.

Anson Finnell who have made their home in this community on their farm during the summer, will move back to Sedalia about the first of September, where Anson will take his old job back on the police force. We hate to lose them from our community. Mrs. Ray Stadler and children, also, Mrs. Louise Eckhardt, called Tuesdy afternoon on 1.

Mrs, Anson Finnell. Miss Nada Chiles has been staying with her sister, Mrs. Chas. Nichols and doing the work, since the arrival of her new niece. WE DO JOB PRINTING' Yes, It Is Goniophotometry is a highly useful activity today, A goniophotometer measures the light reflected from painted surfaces at various angles.

While peacetime finishes generally aimed at gloss, war paint must avoid tell-tale reflection of the sun's rays. Paint may appear dull as dust under a high sun, but when the light strikes at a small angle, as when the sun is low, the drab coating, becomes sometimes mirror bright. In paint research laboratories specially developed military paints are measured in a few minutes for reflection power- or the lack of it all angles with the goniophotometer. New Words Jack London learned new words by having a long list posted on his door, reading and memorizing one every time he entered or left his room. Being Merciful We are not necessarily merciful by giving people what they want.

Mercy demands training and selfcontrol. -Roger W. Babson. Fire Resisting Wood In treating wood for high resistance to fire, as much as three to three and one-half pounds of dry chemical per cubic foot of wood is required. Winking Frogs Frogs wink by moving their lower eyelids upwards, which is just the opposite of human beings, who wink with the upper eyelids moving downwards.

Tushonka The Food Distribution administration has just bought three million pounds of cvinaya tushonka, a highly spiced pork product, for Russian soldiers. Save Fats To save fats, use left-over fats for cooking before buying new ones; and take care not to burn fat of any kind, not to throw it away. Night Flying During the last five weeks of basic flying training at Randolph Field, Texas, avjation cadets do more than half their flving at night. Absorption and Adsorption To absorb means to suck up, drink in or imbibe, as a sponge or blotting paper absorbs water; in physics it means the transformation of radiant energy, as the earth absorbs energy from the sun. Adsorption is the adhesion of a thin layer of molecules of gas, liquid, to the surface of solid bodies with which they come in contact.

It might be said that the average man's living expenses absorb all his income; he is lucky if he adsorbs a small part of it. WARJ varge rare Massachusetts car owners have gained an added incentive 1 to "share the ride" with issuance of an executive order by Governor Saltonstall which permits private drivers to collect fees for transporting workers to heir destinations. Any automobile, of either standard or stationwagon type, carrying no more than seven persons in addition to the driver, may be classified as a "Workman's Livery Automobile," though no special registration is required. Imported Cream of Tartar Before the war very little of the cream of tartar was processed in this country; most of it was imported from Italy, France and Spain. Good Conductivity Magnesium has good thermal and electrical conductivity, is nonmagnetic and alloyed with other Save Lead Foil Paper wrappings, substituted for lead foil on cigarettes, smoking and chewing tobacco, have saved 40 million pounds of foil.

Talking in His Sleep Mother -Billy, wake up. Wake up. Billy-I can't, Mother, I can't. Mother- Why can't you wake Billy-I'm not asleep. Proven Successful Sarge -Do you know what MacArthur does all his figuring on? Sarge Too -No, what? Sarge--Paper, Two States Once Swamps A vast swamp frequented by dinosaurs covered Colorado and Wyoming 80,000,000 to 100,000,000 years ago.

That's Health Health that is a quality of life and living renders the person who has it fit to live most and to serve best. Work or Sport If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as to -Shakespeare. Sting of Jest A bitter jest, when it cornes too near the truth, leaves a sharp sting behind it. -Tacitus. Influence for Good One can wield more influence by friendship than by Philip Gibbs.

What You Buy With WAR BONDS Hard Work; No Cheers There's nothing romantic or tacular about a navy tug, a ing derrick, but in waterborne wartare their work must be plished before our ships move Wrecked in, before our ships move out. planes, wrecked ships must be cleared from harbors before other ships of the fleet can function. Something like War Bonds; but nothing-spectacular about them, the nation must support the war through them if we are to win victory. Day after day the men on these vessels go about their work and receive less credit and less pay than the workers our factories whose duty it is to buy War Bonds. U.S.

Treasury Departmen FINEY RUBBER SHORTAGE Ration Office Has a Gloomy Outlook With varied opinions about the available rubber over the country, the Henry County ration office has received a letter from J. G. Callaway, director at the Kansas City office, which paints a gloomy picture of the rubber- pieture of the future. "In part the letter said: "Despite all statements and rumors to the contrary, the nation's stockpile of new and usable tires is dwindling rapidly and the lowest point in history i is going to develop between now and the end of September. "The very few experimental synthetic tires now being made and scheduled to be made during the next few months are just a drop in the bucket compared with the need.

I can see immediate relief. America's newly developed supply of synthetic rubber must be diverted first to hundreds of military needs. America's rutiber factories must concentrate their facilities on the manufacture of the most vital war products first. "For these reasons, even under the most optimistic conditions, we should not expect to tires even for essential civilian driving until late this year or mid-1944. Only those drivers whose work is most essential to the winning of the war can count on new replacement tires for at least the next twelve months.

"There is a solution to this problem, It is to conserve the largest stockpile of rubber in America today--the tires now on America's cars. This can be done by careful driving, by obeying speed limits, by exercising sensible tire care and by recapping when necessary. "You owe it to your country and dealers owe it to their customers not to let any of their tires become worn beyond the recapping point. Save the carcass. Once it is gone, for most drivers, it cannot be replaced.

"Selling recaps when needed is more than a matter of good business today. It is a patriotic duty, and one of the most important things you can do to help keep America's vital transportation rolling." BACK FROM SCOUT CAMP Judge Dewey Thatch is back after spending two weeks at the Boy Scout Camp at Osceola. Judge Thatch is tanned from his outing and boasts that he passed the swimming test of the Boy Scouts at the camp and also claimed to have made a fine catch of channel catfish in the Osage River. MADE LUNCHES BENEFICIAL "A light lunch and cold drink in the middle of the afternoon sure says Wanda June Anderson, a member of the Norris Community club and one of the Henry County food preservation winners. Wanda June said that she drove the tractor this mer in the harvest field and about the time they began to be tired her mother would bring a light lunch and a cold drink to the field and they would stop a few minutes to eat and drink, Wanda said, "This made feel like working longer and we had something to look forward to every afternoon." Farm people need some nourishment in the middle of the afternoon to help them with the long hours that are necessary to put in during the croping season, DISTURBANCE CHARGE Cleo Green, charged with ng the peace, appeared before Justice J.

S. Barnett Monday morning, and a hearing was set for August 4-H CLUB NEWS Friends and Neighbors Extension club met Friday afternoon, August 13, with Mrs. Glen Ewing. Five members answered the roll call with, "How I'd Like to Spend My Vacation." Mrs. Clyde Neal gave a short demonstration on "Getting your Child Ready for The next meeting will be September 10 with Mrs.

Clarence Byrd. Mrs. John Keller will give a book review and new officers will be elected. Reporter-Mrs. Clyde Neal The Glendale Victory 4-H club met last week with seven members and three visitors present.

They discussed the fine trip they had to 4-H camp and the results of their club work in the County Achievement Day in Clinton, They discussed their regular business and planned their next meeting for September 10 at the Glendale School when they will serve McClymond, Reporter. The Willing Workers of Mt. Carmel met last week with six members and ten visitors present. They discussed 4-H Camp and Achievement Day. They will meet September 3 with their leader Mrs.

Chesley Gates. -Peggy Ann Hendrich, Reporter. FOOD RATIONS FOR ARMED FORCES IA member of the armed forces on leave may apply for special food rations at any convenient local ration board. Formerly, he or the householder he was visiting could apply at the OPA Board in the householder's area. DIED AT MONTROSE Josiah H.

Frisbie, 79, passed away at Montrose, Tuesday, August 24. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2:30 at the Presbyterian church at Montrose. Burial at Snodgrass Union Cemetery. Wilkinson Funeral Service in charge. CULL FLOCK CLOSELY The tight feed situation makes it necessary to cull the poultry flock more closely than in any previous years says Robert Hall, county agent If plenty of good pullets are on hand it may be wise to sell the entire old flock to save feed and help provide poultry meat supplies in advance of normally heavy fall marketings.

POINT VALUES FROZEN FRUITS The point value of frozen fruits, sold in containers of more than 10 pounds, is raised to 12 points per pound, from their present per pound value of 6 points, the Office of Price Administration has announced. Containers of this size are used largely by the trade, and are not generally bought by consumers. Red Coral Always Prized It is red coral that is and always has been prized, not solely for jewelry and buttons, but as a charm to bring safety, health and secrets 1 not. revealed to the ordinary person. As ancient Gauls rushed headlong into battle, they trusted their safety to their swords, strength and the "magic" coral imbedded in their shields or helmets.

Many Italians and Indians regard coral as tion against the "evil eye." The protec-, world's red coral comes from the reefs off the Mediterranean coast of Africa, says the Washington Post, and is obtained chiefly by Italians..

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