Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland on February 26, 1952 · Page 15
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Cumberland Evening Times from Cumberland, Maryland · Page 15

Cumberland, Maryland
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Tuesday, February 26, 1952
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Phone 4600 for a WANT AD Taker EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD., TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1952 FIFTEEN Army Gets Long John New Plastic Underwear Proves Waterproof In Tests By DOUGLAS LARSEN NEA Staff Correspondent AT THE KOREAN FRONT— Every GI up here haj heard one etory or anothei about a crazy new kind of Long Johns which the Quartermaster Corps is trying out this Winter. Word is around that the underwear is: (1) Bullet-proof. (2) Filled with gas to make climbing hills easier. (3) Waterproof and Indproof. (4) Never has to be •washed. And there are other tales, too. As it happens, the only part of this fabulous story that's true is that the new underwear is windproof and waterproof. But the few weeks during which it has been tested under actual Winter combat conditions indicate it's likely to be Just as revolutionary as though it were really bulletproof. Only five of these unusual garments have been made so far, although many months "f research have gone into the project. Five QM Winter clothing experts are now Wearing them at various places at the front, trying to find out if they •re practical. The initial success of the combat tests has already inspired the order- Ing of a much larger quantity for more extensive testing. * * * The underwear is olive drab In color and looks and feels like foam rubber, although the material is actually a plastic. It is about three- quarters of an inch thick comes in two parts—top and bottom—and is shaped to the general contours of the body. On the Inside the underwear has rounded protrusions which provide an air space between the body and the underwear. There are buttons on the sides of the drawers fir ad- Justing the waistline and a zipper front. The top zips down the middle and is held together with draw *tring. Dr. Paul Siple, a rather stout man who is probably one of the greatest experts in the world on Winter clothing, heads the group which is testing the unusual garments. In the 1930s, as a. Boy Scout, Siple accompanied Adm. Richard E. Byrd to the Antarctic. So far, he is enthusiastic about the new garments. It is supposed to take the place Of the numerous layers of clothing Which the Quartermaster Corps now Issues to the men to keep them warm. All Siple wears with the underwear up here is a field jacket and cotton trousers. This reporter rode two hours with him in an open jeep with the temperature just below zero. I was cold in my underwear, shirt pile liner Jacket and field coat. He was perfectly comfortable in the back seat with his field jacket open. Actually, he wears the jacket and cotton ;pusers more to provide him pocket :e than for warmth. Walking up a steep ridge with him, in below zero temperature, he was obviously perspiring. Sweat was dripping off the draw-strings of the top of the underwear and forming Icicles at the end. Yet he insisted he was neither uncomfortable from the perspiration Inside, nor from the cold outside. As part of the test he wore the Underwear six days without taking a HIGH AND DRY in the Han River in Korea is Dr. Paul Siple. He's wearing the new plastic underwear, which is windproof and waterproof. Siple has even gone swimming with the garment on. shower, or removing it. He suffered no rash or skin trouble during the period. When he took his first shower he astonished the GIs who were at the shower station by removing it, turning it inside out and washing it, then drying it with a towel and finally putting it back on. ¥ * * A small complaint Siple registers :s the tendency of the underwear to snag on sharp bits of underbrush when he tests it by crawling along on patrols. However, he says subsequent suits will have a hardened surface which will help prevent this difficulty. In previous tests, Siple has demonstrated how he can leap into icy water and not only keep warm in- side the waterproof underwear but be kept 'afloat by its buoyancy. He swam and waded in the Han River without discomfort. Hearing of the remarkable qualities of the underwear. Air Force experts have suddenly become very interested in it. Pilots who have to ditch crashed planes in any of the icy waters around Japan and Korea haven't much chance of long survival if they aren't picked up immediately. The underwear could keep them afloat as well as keep them warm and, in addition, be far less bulky than the present gear a pilot is forced to wear. One last point in favor of the wonder underwear—it does not use any critical materials. London's Traditional Fog Gets Itself 'Nationalized? BY MARVIN STONE INS Staff Correspondent LONDON—(INS)—They've gone and "nationalized" London's fog. Time was when the good grey mist was as accepted as cricket and crumpets. What would London be ike, Sherlock Holmes asked, without a good pea-souper now and Jien? A man went out, got a snootful of sulphur, lost his way in the swirl- ng murk, finally got home and for- :ot about it. You can't just sneeze at it these days. The government is paying ex- j A rea i London "particular" The fog is in the hands of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research which got an appropriation from the Labor government on the theory that something ought to be done, after all these years. The scientists went quickly to work. So quietly that even "Winston Churchill didn't attack "nationalized" fog in his campaign. The Tories will keep their promise to scrap Park Problem GARDINER, Mont. — (INS) — If you're good at solving puzzles, here's one that Yellowstone Park officials and Montana State game authorities have scratched their heads over for many a moon. Briefly, the famous park has more than 8,000 too many elk. These critters, by the way, can be hashed up into a palatable substitute for beef by roasting or frying slowly and garnishing with generous mounds of mushrooms and an occasional splash of burgundied gravy. But the cagy elk play it smart, They cautiously avoid straying from the protected confines of the park, except when winter gets extra nasty and blankets their food supply. Then only the hungrier few migrate northward into a narrow canyon—into a small segment of Mon- ;ana where many hunters can be found. Thus, the problem is reduced to: how to thin the park herd to about 5^00 head, and how to allow hunters to kill about 1.000 surplus elk a year without reducing the breed- .ng stock and without reducing the trigger-happy herd of hunters. Park officials claim the present 12,000-head herd is too large for the forage. In addition to elk gnawing the range to roots during winter, iisoa, deer and Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep use the hillsides for dining, too. The hungry, giraffe-like elk even nibble high up on the park's willow and aspen trees. Transplanting part of the herd to other areas, game officials claim, is only a poor solution at best because the crafty elk manage to find their way back to the park, and thinning the creatures by shooting them within the park has proven unsatisfactory—mainly because of adverse public reaction. Any ideas? Priest 'Censors' Children's Names COPENHAGEN—(fl 3 )—If you Want to pick the name of your baby by your own choosing, don't settle down in Denmark. Here, any priest may refuse to christen a baby with a name he doesn't like. The parents may take the case to the Ministry of Ecclesiastical Affairs, which usually upholds the priest's decision. The ministry sticks to a 124-year old decree authorizing it to see that no children have "improper" names. But is a girl's name improper for a boy? This question will be decided in district court here. The parents want to call their boy "Glennie." The ministry considers this a girl's name and has asked that the case be thrown out of court. Big Collection Of Pipes Shown In Many Cities NEW YORK—(INS;—Pipe smokers around the country are getting a glimpse of the most expensive— and artistic—collection of pipes ever ! made for general sale to the public. Ranging in price from SlOO to $7,500, they have been created by America's greatest sculptors whose work in the more conventional mediums of bronze or marble has excited admiration in museums in all of the world's greatest cities. Known as the Marxman Heirloom Collection, the 80 pipes, each one a distinguished work of art, are sent from city to city for exhibition at famous stores as well as at veterans' hospital. A number of the pipes in the collection, insured for $50,000, 'nave been sold but the most spectacular items are still in the travelling exhibit. In a few cases their owners have loaned the pipes to the exhibition after buying them so that they can still be seen by servicemen and other pipe lovers everywhere. Such sculptors .as Jo Davidson, Cecil Howard, Charles Kopp, Edwin F. Drake, G. A. Griffin, B. D. Watts and Louis Ted Shima are seven of ;he artists commissioned tc design :he Heirloom Collection. It is Davidson's work, the bowl of which forms a self-portrait, that is priced at $7,500. Every strand of Davidson's celebrated beard is cleary distinguishable in the gleaming pipe which measures a foot in length. Marxman himself owns a historical collection of pipes -which is not for sale. Made of bone, silver, gold, glass and meerschaum they were, for the most part fashioned as works of art alone. The Heirloom Collection, however, consists of pipes which are intended to be smoked. Whether anyone ever will smoke the Davidson pipe is doubtful although it will give as clean and sweet a smoke as any good pipe in any corner tobacconist. The artists designing the collec- Deer-Killing Dog* Plague Canadian Area VICTORIA, B. C.—«P)—Deer are 1VO Will. IXf-JJ li J. 1(^11 JjrV-rilllOti UU OVjA <*J' ,. , nationalization of steel, but since f aced with a new^danger-undiscip- they overlooked the fog, it will remain in the government's domain. sorts to worry about the fog. It has seen raised to the status of a "pro- |ect"—by the people and for the jcople. In a word, nationalized. WISHING Ref isbtrtd U. S. Patent Offlc*. T A 8 E ~T~ D 3 N & U T" S «> N S A 5 N 2 H 8 I ••< P & E 4 I 2 F 3 I « O 5 E 3 \V 5 T S R 5 I 7 E 4 T 2 R 7 E t L 6 R 3 B 4 U fe R 6 N 8 L A H 2 O 6 P 8 A 3 H 4 U 2 N 4 O f V 4 F 2 I i U V R 5 L 8 W 3 C 7 T 5 E 4 F 3 E 4 R i j 8 D 2 A 3 G 7 E S F 4 W b E 4 T 5 N 6 I '1 B b A 3 C t O 5 H 3 R 4 I 8 T 7 N 2 G 3 A i E 8 B i N A T 2 I 8 R 4 F 2 Y 4 R 2 T 5 H 4 L 6 E 8 A E H ERE is a pleasant little game that will give you a message every day. It is a numerical puzzle'designed to spell out your fortune. Count the letters in your first name. It the number of letters is 8 or more, subtract 4. If the number is less than 6, add 3. The result is your key number. Start at the upper left-hand corner of the rectangle and check every one of your key numbers, left to right. Then read the message the letters under the checked figures give you. Coprrlihl, 1932.. by Wlllitm J. Miller, Dlitrlbuttd by Kin* IViturM. Inc.2-2& Are You One of the Many— . . . who does his bonking by mail, making the corner mail box a branch bank office! It's easy and convenient to deposit this way, See us today and learn how to save this new ; easy way. CUMBERLAND LONACONING, Mtmbtr Fo<l«ral Deposit Iniurane* Corp. Member Fedflral Reserve Syitam choking, dense and paralyzing—is worthy, mind you. of a!I the consideration the government can give it. lined domestic dogs. George Stevenson, provincial game inspector, reported the dogs are becoming more savage than mountain lions during some seasons of the year. He said the Game Department recent pea-souper in Sad to kill 12 dogs in two weeks recently. The dogs go up into high grounfl near the shore and chase the deer T duckTfTylng biindTcrashed into down on the beach, then bite a hole Victoria station. A guillemot-a in the stomach or throat and leave During a London: Firemen took turns leading engines to .fires by torchlight. the deer to die. When the snow is deep, they chase deer until the deer are exhausted, then kill them and leave them. "In very rare cases, the dogs make a meal of the meat," Stevenson said. rare ocean bird,seldom seen in London—was found lying lost in the fog at a railway siding, exhausted. A plane with 33 passengers was lost for two hours on a runway at Northolt and an airline bus that went out to look for it was lost, too. Greyhound racing was cancelled i at one track because the dogs | on small airfields in wartime— couldn't see the rabbit. At another' could be expanded to help an area they tried until one dog got lost las huge as London, going around and never finished. j So the scientists decided if there Turkish baths were crowded with {must be fog, means should be found marooned motorists who couldn't to make it more bearable, especially get into hotels, and 100 chorus girls for motorists, were left all night at an ice rink, j They found that radar might help. After considerable planning, the! But then, they added, radar costs researchers issued a report which I too much to put on autos. said in effect: London is not likely! Londoners expect they'll be re- to be without fog. | ceiving further government com- The scientists reported that not muniques from time to time. But, much could be done about it, either, really, they don't like it. They sort Not even Pido—a system that dis-! of fee! a fog is nobody's business perses fog by flame and was used'but a man's own. Red Official Pads Expense Account HONG KONG — (#) — This is a boiled-down history of a Chinese Communist who "deviated and deteriorated." Yeh Chin Ming became a Communist In 1928 and for 21 years accepted Spartan self-denial. After the Reds captured Shanghai in 1949. | Yeh was made the director of public j utility of the Shanghai Municipal People's government. Fifteen months later Yeh had a 20-room house with garden and swimming pool and two cars at all times. He sent his four sons away I to school. Recently the Red newspaper. Liberation Daily, reported that Yeh was I denounced for charging an $8,400 rent bill for the house to the government by listing it as a dormitory and for driving both cars to Hang- chow and using up 65 gallons of gasoline instead of going by train. He has been called on to "review and rectify himself." tion( which gets its name from the fact that purchasers will naturally keep them for heirlooms) first made wax and plaster impressions. They were then made into pipes using fine Algerian briar. Toronto, Canada, will be the fifth city in North America with an underground rapid transit system when its subway system is completed. STARTS TOMORROW AUDUBON SCREEN TOUR Wednesday, Feb. 27th 8 P. M. "HIGH COUNTRY" with Dr. Alfred M. Bailey Noted naturalist, icjenliit and photographer. Director of th»"Denver Museum of Natural History Allegany High School Auditorium Courtesy SUPER 40 DRIVE-IN THEATRE LAST DAY Fixed Bayonets" and On The Riviera" KIDNAPPED BY MISSING-LINK GIANTS OUT OF THE CAVI-MAN AGE - - - BIG COMEDY CO-FEATURE JUST WHEN THE WORLD NEEDS A REAL LAUGH - - - HERE COMES JOAN WATCH manou«nvmi»KswKtrvtTn mnatoH rmtiwsxiMtHt o/ws INNIBTWO Harem Ci AMERICA'S rUNNIBT WOMAN m. FOR THE MILLIONS WHO LOVED THE "GREAT CARUSO" AND "SHOWBOAT" ANOTHER TERRIFIC M-G-M SHOW! COMPANION HIT • FRIDAY AND SATURDAY Abbott & Costelto Now JAMES STEWART ARTHUR KENNEDY JULIA ADAMS ROCK HUDSON FRIDAY 11P.M COLOR BT END or THE RIVER GIRLS! GET YOUR FILLA! LEAP YEAR LOVERS MIDNIGHT SHOW! ONE SHOWING ONLYI ON THE SCREEN "WITH A SONG IN MY HEART" BUY TICKETS NOW ALL SEATS 76c FRANK IfWFJM CHARD CARISON« TAMBLYNNITA LOUISE KENNEDY PEGGY DOW JMES [DWARDS BREATHTAKING "RED SKIES OF MONTANA" LAST DAY )n Technicolor With Richard \VMmark CC/MBBRLAND- MARYLAND - Both P, S. Markets Open Wed. To 6 P. M, COLUMBUS PORK and 2 '± 21c COLUMBUS SAUER KRAUT 2 N ° ' 21c APPLE BUTTER28 £ 23c MUSSEIMAN'S ASSORTED JELLIES 2-lb. Jar POTTED MEAT 3 cans PIUSBURY PANCAKE FLOUR 59c SNOW CAP PURE LARD 2 B ± 39c ARMOUR STAR CASING SAUSAGE lb. ARMOUR STAR SPICED LUNCHEON 490 lb FRESH FROZEN POUOCK FILLETS 25c lb AMAZING! Fred's dancing on air... tapping /v\ and teetering on the rooftops of New York! |||(STARTS TOMORROW - WEDNESDAYj|[| M-G-M'S SENSATIONAL NEW DANCING-ON-AIR. MUSICAL!!! YOU WONT BELIEVE YOUR EYES! NEVER ANYTHING LIKE IT BEFORE! BREATH-TAKING ENTERTAINMENT IN COLOR BY TECHNICOLOR! new song / smashes! Including .. "Oops" "Seeing's Believing" "Naughty But Nice" Available in lh« M-G-M R«cordi Album! LAUGH with gravel-voiced Marjorie Main and funnyman Keenan Wynn! Sec "The Streetcar Shuffle"! It stops the show — and traffic! STAftPJNG VERA-ELIEN MARJORIE MAIN " KEENAN WYNN

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