Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas on February 28, 1946 · Page 18
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Pampa Daily News from Pampa, Texas · Page 18

Pampa, Texas
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Thursday, February 28, 1946
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">* tor Gl's cknamed "Go- furloughed mili- truets of flowers j&cfcetfed best sellers for vleMrlins, or professional A6n on how w make items afr ftshifig {lies, models, and fcrfe ft few of the many fectivittes which members 'American Red Cross Volun- Speclal Services perform .. hout the country for mcm- Sf the armed forces and vet,, ..-iL^athrobes, bedside bags, socks, i '> TiHppefs, wheel chair pillows, and * , . <a*e*«i &r ti c [ es by the thousands are for patients in federal hos- ?$ftals for production corps volunteers. Canteen workers at one hospital Be^Ve" left dally to injured veterans &nd their visiting families. Dietitian's aides help prepare meals and '"b&ffy trays to,patients. Staff assist- fellts give clerical work directly with SerVlCemeh in some instances, preparing- pension applications and appeals for discharge, Provide Entertainment -Entertainment, including books and flowers, is provided for veterans by the Hospital and Recreation Corps. Arts and Skills Corps specialists' 'teach creative occupations such as painting, weaving, and sculpture to war casualties. Motor Corps takes convalescents on outings and gives transportation to hospital workers, patients' visitors, arid entertainers. Red Cross Home Service furnishes t6Jor«fiiion, advice, aftd emergeftey ffltertdal aid to servicemen, ex» $ervic%»en, and their This *ork is done enttre-lv b> volunteers in 2,662 Red Orow. chapters situated in small or rural localities. Iti the larger communities trained Home Service Corps volunteers help professionals carry out the program. Production Corps workers help by making clothing for servicemen's families found by Home Service to be in need. At separation and induction centers canteen and staff assistance work continues. The Canteen Corps, among many other duties, servos food to troops in ti'insit. Serve Local Hospitals With war's end many volunteers have turned thrir attention to civilian hospital needs, performing tasks such as making surgical dress ings, sheets, and layettes. Community needs, such ns school lunches, '.ire not overlooked. In one city Home Service workers and staff assistants conducted a survey as a basis for well baby clinics. In another a Red Cross chapter organized a placement bureau to furnish volunteers to welfare agencies. In New York members of the Motor Corps have participated in activities of the Eye Bank. Anywhere in the United States trained volunteers of every corps are ready for relief work and arc prepared l-o go into action whenever the need arises. «• SEVERE CLIMATE Temperatures in Sendni, Japan, sink to 20 and 10 degrees wiih heavy (snowfalls throughout the winter, according to American Red Cross workers now stationed there to serve the llth airborne .troopers. WHEEL CHAIR VOLLEY BALL—Varied forms of recreation fot the hospitalized are developed by Red Cross workers. It is wheel chair volley ball at Rushnell General Hospital. _ Medical authoiiliei are atrecd on the.value.qf.sRortsj-ccreation. / American Red Cross Was Always on Spot When Disaster Struck Blow CROSS carry onl Mk/ ft * PURSLEY MOTOR CO. The Texas tornado, January 4, was a grim reminder that more Americans died in homel'ronfc accidents smd disaster during World War II than as a?tual war casualties. The Pineville, Ky., mine explosion-fire and early Ja'nuary tornadoes in Mississippi, Lousiana and Arkansas with additional toll of dead, further emphasized the understandable fact that staggering war headlines for rour years eclipsed brief news notions of sudden death from catastrophes" at home. The American Red Cross with its army of chapter workers in all states was called upon to serve in an unprecedented number of disasters throughout the war period. That civilian army was made up, for the most part, of men and women strained in anxiety for their fighting men across the seas. And yet, without fanfare, they waged another kind of war just as surely as did the men on far-flung battle beaches. In some communities, their "boot" training was actual disaster itself. In other towns and cities fortunate enough to have a disaster prc-paredness plan, "bash training" had been completed before catastrophe struck. In floods, hurricanes they warned of threatened areas in time for safe evacuation; in remote sections they effected rescues. In all disasters, tornadoes, fires, floods, hurricanes, train wrecks, quickly they helped to gather -up the injured, gave first aid, arranged for hospital care. Quietly they buried their dead. Hundreds of thousands of homeless were sheltered, clothed and fed as long as necessary. ' LIFE-GIVING 125,000 units of blood plasma, declared surplus by the army and navy, will guarantee the veterans acl- ancl The American Red Cross, in making the plasma available, also announces 1,250,000 units for civilian use free through distribution by state health departments. ministration's 97 hospitals homes a five years' supply. You can take wotdfor/tf R«d Cross has done a 700 per cenf job in th'n thtatre. Mathematical limita- fiMf o/on* prevent my saying the Red Crotf services here have been more than 100 per cent," — General Doughs Mae Arthur S O speaks a distinguished eye-witness of your Red Cross in action. General .MacArthur sttw the Red Cross at your fighting man's side, all through the gruelling months pf war, bringing a touch of home to homesick, heartsick men. He knows, as you do, that your Red Cross cannot yet |»y, "Mission accomplished." It Still has an enormous task to do. With your .help, it will carry this task to a successful completion. One War is over ... but another War has begun Thousands of our men still in veterans' hos- • pitals and in faraway lands overseas need comfort and cheer now, as they did when the bombs weire bursting, And when disaster strikes here at home- fire, flood, tornado—your Red Cross must be ready with aid for the victims. Its war against hpman misery is never wholly won. ' u j$member,_it is your Red Cross. It on you for its very existence. So give f heart. Give generously. Give today! 'It' MUST CARRY ON February Fifth Anniversary oi 'Blood Proiecr The month of February marks the anniversary of one of the most successful and dramatic of all Red Cross wartime activities—the procurement of blood for the armed forces. Prom the inauguration of the project in February 1941 until its completion last September the Red Cross procured 13,326,242 pints of blood for the armed forces, or approximately a pint of blood for every man in service. The blood donor service started out in a small way but expanded rapidly to meet increasing' army- navy needs. In February 1941, the first month of operation, only 878 pints of blood were procured. A year later, after Pearl Harbor and the declaration of war, February .donations jumped to 55,000. In February 1943 procurement totaled 258,000 pints. And during February of 1944 and 1945, respec-' tively, 471,000 and 476,000 pints were procured—an average of more than ten pints a minute. The value of the blood donor service has been attested not only by thousands of returning servicemen whose lives have been saved by emergency transfusions but also by the nation's highest army, navy and marine corps officers. "If I could reach all America," said General Eisenhower, "there is one thing I would like to do — thank them for blood plasma and whole blood. It has been a tremendous thing." At the peak of the program, according to the'Red Cross, 35 blood procurement centers and 63 mobile units were in operation and total donations averaged more than 110,000 pints a week. Approximately six and one-half million different individuals gave their blood, and it is estimated that .more than 100,000 volunteer workers contributed their services on a f ull-or part- time basis. Although the blood donor project was necessarily limited to certain age groups and to cities located near the processing laboratories, millions of Americans the country over helped finance it through their contributions to the Red Cross fund campaigns. Foreign Women Taught to Speak English by ARC SEOUL, Korea—The English language, music to the ears of U. S. servicemen stationed here, has been provided unexpectedly by one Korean and three White Russian women now working in an American Red Cross club. When Eleanor Rosenberg, Red Cross worker, attempted to enlist the services of the White Russians, they asked: "You mean you wait on soldiers?" Today, however, the three, who speak English as well as Korean and Japanese, describe their club work as "good fun." In addition to daily chats with GIs, they serve coffee, sew on emblems, play games. The Korean woman learned English as a student at Oberlin college, Ohio. She married a Korean student at New York university • and lived in New York City for two years before returning to Korea, During the years of Japanese occupation, she had to hide or burn all her American souvenirs because the Japanese made frequent searches. Yanks in Poris Show Appreciation of Work Spontaneously and feeling, on VJ Pay, American soldiers! in Paris thanked the American R?d gross field directors fpr'the message they had "delivered from home, the, clubw mobile girjs steaming pojfee served, at Dreary putpostp, thp Cross cJut! girls for m\Js|9 danping and JtPPd. an 4 b°°6|«' hospifftl TOllWfor theis sy,— the ail. JM 6bJp] A pttbTl: opinion pbfl of American pastimes Would put the movies in the tofc brackets of entertainment arnonft tflori, women, and children, Medical authoVities have thrown in their vote, too, and today through the American Bed Cross Hospital Motion Picture Service, hospitalized men In army, navy, and marine hospitals are receiving their share of Hollywood's best product— free of charge. "They're just like kids at a Saturday matinee," said a Red Cross hospital worker describing a ward o£ veterans of I wo Jlma and Okinawa campaigns following a performance of Betty Button in "Incendiary Blonde." "The whistles and cat:all£> almost drowned out the sound track" she said. Like Girl Shows Servicemen like girl shows best but they're quick to appreciate stories of sincerity and truth. "The Song of Bernadette" and "Going My Way," two religious films sensitively portrayer, won quick response from service patients last year, and although they are usually reluctant to be shown war movies, the memorial to Ernie Pyle, "The Story of OI Joe," also struck a sympathetic chord. But just as convalescent servicemen are quickest to applaud what is honest, they are first to spot foot-prints of sentimentally ' and false heroism. Since 1941, 35 men films have been shown in Red Cross recreation rooms of army station and general hospitals for ambulatory patients, and since 1943 there have been 16 mm film programs on army and navy hospital wards for the bedridden men. Recently the program has been expanded to wards of marine hospitals. During the past year movies distributed by the Red Cross •were viewed by a total hospital audience of more than 15,000,000 patients. • Americans Eat 1250 Tons of RC Food in Europe WASHINGTON, D. C.— American soldiers in European occupied torri- x>ry have been eating as much as ;wo and a half million pounds of refreshments each month this pnst winter in (American Red Cross clubs and other installations, according to Red Cross supply officers. Of that amount, a million and a quarter pounds of flour and a like amount of shortening, sugar, and milk combined were made into 23 million doughnuts a month, all served by ARC workers in Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia, Large electric doughnut mach- nes in two sizes, producing 2,000 to 5,000 doughnuts nn hour, operated n cities with large concentrations of troops. , In addition, approximately 500,000 pounds of ingredients a month went into cookies. These Red Cross clubs varied the menu with plain and filled cookies and served tea and cocoa in addition to coffee. The Red Cross also distributed articles to men in transit or ill in hospitals. Monthly figures show that 425,000 packages of cigarettes and •i50,000 packages of chewing gum went out from the supply department during a 30-day period. TEDDY BEARS AND ILEPHANTS Turning out stuffed toy animals during the crafts hour at Gushing General hospital, Framingham, Mass., one convalescing GI reports plans to go into the business when.he is discharged. The poten- ial manufacturer explains he started the project in an English hospital where he cut up—secretly -army blankets to make playthings or toy-starved British children. «h— Until 1750, sugar was considered a medicine. -, BINGO!—A Red Cross reereation worker tails nutnWrs Mr pttlerit* enjoying a lively gairt* While eonralesciiiK froiii.wir WottHds. «M l. authorHieii predkt.iin.«Ten greater n«ed. tot. m»eh. »or«l* •-• Red Cross Gave Swimming Classes On Famous Isle Swimming lessons on Okinawa where the hazards included hidden Japanese, coral reefs, and infected water is one of the war experiences returning marines of the First division will now be telling. A group of these marines, as well as men from the llth special Seabees, also on Okinawa, received training in combat swimming and water safety in an instructor course started just after V-J Day by American Red Cross Field Representative Ellis D. Fysal. In addition to the Japanese, some with hand grenades only 200 yards from the enlisted men's beach, whose surrender was forcibly effected while the course went on, swimmers faced the menace of lacerating coral and the needle-like spikes of the small sea urchin. They wore heavy socks, but a medical corpsman was constantly on hand to guard against infection from the inevitable cuts. The course lasted five hours a day under a perpetually broiling sun. Not far from the beach were springs where the men might scasily have quenched their thirst — had not the surgeon analyzed the water, found it contained deadly liver flukes. A final grueling touch was the visit of lepers from a nearby island colony who appeared in small boats, each day came closer, until warning shots from the marine patrol discouraged them. VOLCANIC MENACE Latest now-it-can-be-told war story concerns the rushed production of 5,000 gauze masks for the marines invading Iwo : Jima last March. For 17 days the marines had been harried by the clouds of fume and mist-fine ash swirling across the island. A call went out to the Hawaiian division of the American Red Cross who put the hand-made masks on a plane 12 hours later. Don't Forget Him Now! Your Red Cross stayed at the side of your fighting man during the war years. Now he's home again ... / in a hospital, or as a veteran, your Red Cross will help him until the need no longer exists. VOUR Red Cross MUST CARRY ON GIVE!, I' J, The Sportsman Shop NOT A six-months-old baby whose mother was called but of town on emergency business turned up oh the doorstep of ah American Red Cross field director at a Western camp. The father Was there, too, worried because he couldn't keep to the baby's bottle schedule and his orders of the day. The field director hustled, discovered a family who could care for the child until the mother returned. . ^ Umbrellas were used In ancient Egypt. ., * iK Saves P< titftittit 'ifi&jt it *S*i"i Tnis time iv isn „ . who solvefl the mfs3mg tern, tett the laUnM The' Veteran* asked the AmSficalf Service ih Los Ange a veteran who had application without two rlavs rfem&ined would be denied bectfiSe" tj. f , plete application, fnttt, Ih61 would be ineligible fli *he ftflL w , a pension award dating bfldfc td filing date of his original 1JT" tlon. The Red dfoss W&fkfe* pavements, but the- Veft—„ , moved without telilftg hfiyOflls destination. As she" tUrnW^*^" to report back to tn<S noticed a laundry truck the street. On a hUncH srle, over to the driver and told hi story. In the driver's route book , found the veteran's name listed in another neighborhood. It "was ft simple matter to travel acfess ,tdwn, Find the veteran. > Within thrgS days the man had a notice that fdyhlent of back pension was authorised fcfitt on its way. » , '» A synthetic motor oil fo¥ ,&_„round Use has been-perfecteaf it docd not becotne thick in Winter 6tf thto^ in suminer. * You've Been at His Sii Don't Leave Him Now! All the long, bloody way from Tarawa to Tokyo—rfrorti.^ the Normandy beachheads to Berlin—ypur generous SM^-,; port enabled your Red Cross to stay at the side of'.your,* fighting man. Put yourself in his place, Then x decide hovy will give to the Red Cross. Let your dollars follow>youj heart! Your Red Cross Must Carry On/GIVE! * .! %\ *> H 1 ^ f ^ '?'*[ <' "t' • ^ l-s "I TWENTY FIVE YEARS Of . ........ Have you ever seen a Brave Man I T HAPPENED somewhere in the Pacifa. The ^ *, ' ' < .'V-j " ! !->» - 5 ji : •• • 'wfffaw .. t-f •> > haa Been taKen wow w« ^»yi»« v « < p ^ bugs, and the ditt w«t« «l»l||fl^W., f f^°j Imost beyond belief, , '. J* i/^'i4* ring airswip.;o4e fnotjOllg ^Mfe &&I _ the 5th Air Force were "occupying" a £ jungle island which had been taken from the ,The heat, ;and the bugs, a ' " ' l The. ipneljness was almost , Then-oii a sweltering airstrip 04« nnprjiln| i came down out of the sHy, And put of " Red Cross girls, American girlsj. "Hi there, So|diers!'! Their voices America''girls, like'tlif sistm wid g« hadn't seen for so many long moath* as they'd been greeted so often in ^e ,.. r ., at home. Yes, tears filled the eyes qf fl>ot^l||l, those fighting men, Brave men t^yA wf t$ unashamed! ' r *;; ,* * * ; y^ fo Many thousands of our men are stiU 4(Y^H lonely, They're homesick. They-fl^J y<W* now, And Red Cross mep and ^oroen jiff j But only you c?n Jieejp them there, T JWia " r<1 triburions ypu make it powJb}# lof fte them through. Give todayl 1 > , YOUR Redprossw CARRY ON * * »

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