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AUGUST 10 L 194,1 ~1~ STRAIGHT FACTS WILL DO restraint with which the major- Our generals and admirals in ,eral war theatres comment on ~gress of the war is Often re- g to witness. ; deflate us a~ little though, exponnding our views in ~Uatary detail as to lust what ]ategy the Japs have in mind .act an interview with General mr in which he frankly ad- tat only the Japs know that. is embaa'rissing, when we out- a neighbor the precise con- u.t confusion and despair the !s now experiencing --. even g an a prediction as to the qate of his downfall -- to Admiral Halsey freely states has 'been too busy rnnning battle fleet to have given '.r much thought ! ~S~derafion, however, we will COnserva~tive, straight report- most of our war leaders in turn in It is far preferable agging assurances and ver- }lses that enemy command- heir people at home. At ~n 'feel pretty conqident that ents, promises, predictions we do get are a)pt to be rein the shoulder, which is we all prefer it. ~--'-ON TO VICTORY YOU HEARD ? By" H~D.i'f fen. M' ---- ~ijlrst regular cross-channel ~1 o~l~ rating between San Pedro %tt taun.a was owned by George ''" Year 1888. mmg Coral)any owned and AbCK N, the HATTIE, kMO, the HERMOSA D ER th WARRIt)R * II, the CABRILLO. rrigley, Jr owned and AVALON and the Company Mso oper- gasoline screw CRICKET, CATALINA, and the ,'COM.PANERO. ,# * had a restaurant with us tree growing through of the dining room. The Restaurant" glass bottom "~boat only passengers. Next in line -~ea and twenty-five pas- guide on these boats "~ * * f}rst glass bottom power boat v~ctdl - e Wheels) was the LADY The year 1905. the -Motor Boat Company rated the glass bottom ATI~,at a cost 1917 tim glass bottom !SS, was built at a cost 1920 the EMPORER ,$65,000. In 1926 the a cost of $70,000. In IX at ~ cost of ,$80,- 1921 the EMPRESS with powerful under- which so illuminated rocks and ocean floor proved as popular as lights penetrated to Y WAR BONDS that Santa Catalina all-year climates PAGE SEVEN ~~.~~~~r~.'~~.~~.~:~.'~.~:~ HERE AND THERE: ' OUR GREAT LAKES ]i The truest mark Of being born with ~ great qualities is being born wit%out envy.- Rochefou:au2d. The famous Appian Way in Italy ~~ ~ was huilt in 313 B. C by Censor I618"FATHER HENNEPIN'S l Apph]s Claudins. It is 3(D miles long, ~--? ~ ~ SHIP, TIlE GR/F'F'OA4, FIRST / ~ extending from Rome south to Calms, Z! /T ~,~'?,id ~t.= -. ~ ATTEMPTED GREAT LAKES l ~ above Naples, then to the east across "" "AVI,AT,ON, / l taly to Brindi-si-.oz, t 12e Adriatic Sea. --/ /~/llllll'lh~'!'~]i -- "-'1 }-'~- ERIE AND HURON~ / ~ A private who Jande~'-d with the en- -----~ ~ (' "'5 '~--- WAS LAST SEEN oN "-----" / ~ gineers-on D-Day received words that "~'.2-'::--.~ "'-"-~'-LAKE MICHIGAN. / ~ his Detroit draft board had granted -- J ~ / '~ him occ upaticnaal defernlent for one ~ year / In the early days of pharmacy druggists often wrote their prescrip- ma6- T.+ +TEAME / soti nSmuchin poetrY.a literaryTheurge,practiCeas it WaSwas nOtan ONTA,~IO+ ADVERTISED ~ .c-------- / "~ attempt to make it easier to re- eTO CARRY PASSENGERI; ---Z," [ ~ member fornmlas and thus reduce the ME CHANO, SE 7.-" / chances of mistakes. WITH AS MUCH " / ~ * * * PUNCTUALITY AS /~ (treat Britain was known to the THE NATUR.E OF LAKE / ~ ancient Romans as the island of tin. NAVIGATION WILL ADMITI ~ There are at least four families of snakes in the United States tha,t live "" af,~'h lly or partially subterranean The town of Greenwich, Conn al- ready has $1,O00, )O.for postwar works. Six leading oil companies on the Vest Coas't, acting cooperatively, have just COml)leted a $3,(~J,000 plant to capture 60 million barrels of ~nder- ground crude oil which would other- wise be lost. . The average United States expend- itures per month for war now exceed the largest amomat ever sI)ent in a siugle peacetime year Use of Italics in printing was in- 301CRESCENT AVENUE TELEPHONE 235 xrhmit r (gift TEA'K AND MAHOGANY PLENTIFUL IN SOLOMONS By Captain James A. Kelly (Public Relation Officer, USMC) Bouga~inville (Delayed) -- Teak and mahogany, fine woods anywhere and expensive to purchase in the United States, are used out here much as scrap pine would be used at home. They are used as support poles ~for tomato plants in Marine Victory gard- ens; packing cases; flooring in huts, sheds ~nd shops; telephone poles and foxholes supports. Strange as it may seem to cabinet makers and furniture dealers, these woods are seldom used for chests, dressing tables or other about-the- tent furniture. Marines think old crates, already made, are 'better suited to the purpose. Burr AN EXTRA BOND Most snakes that go underground do not dig their own holes, but make use of natural crevices and holes and burrows made by various animals and other creatures. THE NEGRO VOTE The Negro voters of the country seem to be badly split in their alley- ianc between the Democratic a~ad Republican parties. They were near- ly all Rept~blicans until President Roosevelt came into office, but in the 1940 election most of them are sup- pose to have votedthe Democratic ticket. The recent National Repub- lican convention made a strong bid for the return of the Negroes to their ranks. The strength of the Negro vote in the North is important, as Negroes hold the bMance of power in several states. New York State has 350,000 Negro voters; Pennsylvania 275, .000; Ohio 180,000; Illinois 200,000; and Michigan 125,00(}. BuY AN EXTRA BOND Millions of tree seedlings are raised and planted in the United States each year both by public and private agencies. Costs for hand- planting range from $6.00 to $12.00 per acre, and at least 60 per cent of the seedlings will survive. troduced by tim Aldine Press in Venice in the 15th century. Regulations now authorize award- ing of the Purple Heart to civilian personnel of the United States who are wounded by enemy auction while serving with the United States Army, the Disabled American Veterans re- ports. Industrial laboratories have invented a new "Radio Oven" for drying penicillin, which cuts the drying time from 24 hours to 30 minutes, Samuel (Wloodworth, wrote the po- pular song-poem, 'The Old Oaken Bucket", in 1817. When Steepljaek Stanley Noren's daughter lay near death in Memorial Hospital, Manchester, Conn her father promised that if she recovered he would paint the Hospital's flagpoie every year free of charge as token of his grati- tude. Noren climbed the pole to apply a shiny new coat Of paint again this summer. It was his seventeenth anni- versary climb. He made his promise in 1927. Air cargo rates for door-to-door service, in the first year after the end of the war, should average 40 cents Imr ton mile, according to C.ttrtiss-Wright's business research department. This i'neludes 8 cents for pick-up, delivery and other ground handling services. Last year rates averaged 80 cents ,per ton mile. Rep. Alvin O'Konski, hailed as the "Omniscient O'Konski" when he topp- ed Congress in an intelligent test last year, is batting .938 in handling his corresIiondence. He says 16.000 con- stituents wrote him during his first 18 months in Washington. He helped 15,0(X) Of them solve their prr~blems. Charles Michel (~e Langiade was a French-Ca~nadian trader, who was born at Michilimackinac. Both his mother and his wife were Indians and he had great influence with Ind- ian tribes. He is called "the flounder and father of Wisconsin".