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THE WESTERN STAR, COLDWATER, KANSAS .... i i i i i  i Friday, September 5, 194: From IL R. Burnette. Following is a letter from Howard R. Burette, formerly of Coldwater which was published with his picture several months ago in the K. E. P, News, the house organ of the Kansas Elec- tric Power Co., for whom H.R. worked at Lawrence before enlistment last spring in the Naval Flying Corps at Pensacola, Fin. He has passed all required ,tests and is now a first class cadet. The letter follows: U. S. Naval Air Station Pensacala, Florida Dear Fellow K. E. P. Employees: I will write a few words of my experience in the Navy: Upon arrival t Pensacola I started in indoctrination class which is learn- the fundamentals of the Navy ervlce. After completing indoctrination I started in ground school instruc- ion in aircraft structures, en- ge, ts and accessories radio navigation and many other pertine subjects. Last week I was promoted from third class cadet to second class whia ,took place automatic- ally when I started flying. I flew even and a half hours dual in- s_ction then took a solo check. After I passed that I went up the next day for three hours by my- self which is one of the greatest expreiences I ever had. Now I have ten hours ado. We have solo checks, twenty hour and thirty- three hour checks then go to for- marion fiyg. Them if I pass ese checks, I will come a first class cadet and take training in - service type of planes from there to lnstrtmwrt flying. Then we hveour choice in the final stage of  any dne of the three, P.rol bots, Fighters or Ob- servation and Scouting Sea planes, If everything works out I hope to complete the course and be wetng the Wings of the Nav] by the last of October. Yours trtdy, HOWRI) R. BURNETTE, AViation Cadet, U. S. N. R. From L. R. Sunderland. In renewing his subscription to the Star, L R. Sunderland of Moscow, Kansas, writes: 'Ne  all well here. 'Hpe you ar the same. It has been hot. here, but we have had plenty of rain. We are drilli wheat. There of volunteer wheat pas-  in the farming and hog -brininess--raise 300 pigs a year. are very profitable at the present time. Am enclosing $2 for the-Stav-an't get along without it. I lived in Comanche county for 40 years and know all of the old `timers. It is a hard county to 'bet when it comes to raising good catie. Best wishes to all of you." L. . SUNDE. From Edward Waller. We are permitted to print the ollowtr letter recently received Mr. d Mrs. Henry WI]er, frmK their son, ]dward, whose headquarters is Ft. Robinson, Ark. "Friday night, MudhoIe 6, Chlggerviile, Ark." Dear Folks: *ved your letter today. We are getting pretty good mail service here now, but the rain has all my envelopes and stamps stuck together. We have had two chances to get to our barrack bags, where ve keep our station- even if we are having a lot of hardships. I think we start for Louisiana right after pay day ,maybe before. I left my fountain pen in camp. We are really giving these hillbillys a shw. We will really appreciate those army cots and showers in camp when we get back. There has only been one bey snake bitten since we came down, and he was turned back to the company the next day all right. It was a copperhead. They aren't as thick here as in ,the first place we stopped. This is just forest country--not swampy." O-O Let the Western Star renew your magazine and daily newspaper subscriptions, tf Glass-Blowlng Factory Founded 115 Years Ago On July 4, 1825, a patriotic day for another historic beginning, the Bos- ton and Sandwich glass factory turned out the first pot of glass in its long and famous career. The Sandwich factory was estab- fished as a glass-blowing industry, but it was the pressed ware which followed several years later with a smelling bottle, the first successful pressed article made in Sandwich and in America, which was to give Sandwich glass its real claim to dis- tinction and the lace glass, the finest of the pressed type, the last touch of elegance. Lace glass had Rs origin in the Sandwich factory around 1835 and with the superior quality of its metal which produced that brilliant sil- very sheen never equaled by the Sandwich competitors and the excel- lence of its molds which made possi- ble the lacy pinpoint fineness of its designs, it was the aristocrat of the glass family. Lead and potash used in its ingredients gave it that clear bell-like ring which distinguishes ev- ery piece of Sandwich with the ex- ception of the snakeskin, where the rough surfacing destroyed the res- onance. The molding process was perfect- ed in the thirties and with the pressed products superseding the at this time, the design- ing and constructing of these molds was necessarily an important ad- Junct. It took skill and originality and considerable patience, especial- lY with the molds for the intricate lace designs, sometimes represent- ing months of craftsmanship for a single specimen. Patterns were first carved in wood, then cast in iron or brass or occasionally in graphite and stel. gwordpoint Records Exploit "Here was the Gen. Don Diego de Vargas, who conquered for our Holy Faith and Royal Crown all of New Mexico at his own expense in the year 1892." The above inscription carved with his swordpoint on Inscription Rock, E1 Morro National Monument, is perhaps the rost glamorous of all the autographs incised there by the Conquistadores. They were discov- ered in 1848 by the first Americans to explore this section of New Mex- ico, Lieut, J. H. Simpson, afterward General Simpson and the artist and writer, R. H. Kern. They added their own names to the autographs, which include five of the early Span ieh governors. Among them is Manuel DeSilva Nieto who succeeded Onate, founder of Santa Fe, as governor of New MexiCo. Don Diego de Vargas is buried under the altar of the old Spanish church in Santa Fe. Hardened Lenses Protect Workers Hardened lenses are finding wider use m Safety goggles to protect the eyes of workers engaged in occupa- tions with unusual visual hazards, reports the Better Vision-institute. The hardened glass in such lenses has remarkable resistance to break- ing and shattering, In a recent dem- onstration a steel ball weighing 16 grams was dropped on the center of such a lens 50,000 times from a dis- tance of 11.4 inches, without causing s breakage of the lens. The ira. pacts on'the glass represent a tom of 2,295 foot-pounds of energy. With the new kardened glass it l possible to drive a nail into a pine plank, using the spectacles as a hammer. " Ne are kept pretty busy. It ..... been a week tomorrow since we have had a bath of anykind. SE We are supposed to go swimming tomorrow. We have been mock batt3ing and marehirg for over ,6  pVY hours straight. I think we get tomorrow to rest. ,We made a 20 mile hike one mlght last week. We are having a %3.JMK U N ITE D pretty good test for endurance. t-'--MII On that 20 mile march C ratnY  STATE S was the only one nat to have a  SAVINGS .ge  fa out, So ,at net a ONDS w. has fallen out except two that were sent to the hospital for -[.,.,ffi,,,.,s,-,,o something else. About half the eampany has poison ivy, but so far I have missed it, but I don't u it will be long. We have gone through a town a time or two, but have not been allowed to stop or go. in at night. We really have a lot of clllgers to fight. You can't keep them off, when crawling around in the a day and night t a We are having a pretty good time since we have been here, AMERICA ON GUARD! Above k ja reprodue, tion=of the Treasur. DepOt s Defend. Saving Po,  an exact duplication of  o14l - "Minute Man" statue by famed .slptor Daniel Chester Fnoh.  Dafen Bonds and Stam pe, on sale at your bank or  )fllee, are a vital part of Amertet, lt defeam ep "  .. [. Solution Some r:uts are a{wozt half water when they are fresh, but not the almond! It is about as dry as any nut Nature makes. Onty one part in 17 is water . The smaU amount of water in an almond helps to explain why it is a rather hard nut to bite into. It isn't a hard nut to crack, at least not when it comes in the soft shell, or in the paper shell form. Some hard- shelled almonds are on the mar- ket, and they are not so easy to crack. Because the nut itself is rather hard, some housewives "blanch" almonds before placing them in salads or cakes. In other words, they soak them in hot water and take off a kind of skin from each nut. Then the part under the skin can be bitten without much work The walnut is another popular member of the nut family. There are several kinds, among them the black walnut, the white walnut and the English walnut. The black waLnut is round and has a very hard shell. If you crack it with a hammer, you must be skill- ful to get the nut meat out whole. Some black walnut trees grow to a height of more than I00 feet, and the trunks may become as much as five or six feet thick. The wood is valuable and in past times was widely used in making beds, ta- bles and chests. Black walnut trees are found here and there from the Great Lakes re- gion down to the Gulf of Mexico, but they are not nearly so common now as in days gone by. New Defense Against Mildew--Laundry Soap All it takes is a good laundry soap anal a few ounces of cadmium chloride crystals to make shower curtains and similar fabrics mildew- proof. Bureau of Home Economics' sci- entists in the U. S. department of agriculture have just announced a new mildew-proofing treatment us- ing thestwo materials, reports the consumers' counsel of the depart- ment. The way to do it is this: First make a good suds using about two ounces of mild soap or soap flakes to a gallon of water. Then, in another container make a solution with the cadmium chlor- ide crystals, using about two ounces of. the crystals to a gallon of wa- ter. The crystals can be bought in a drug store at about a dime an ounce. Heat both solutions to a boil Put the fabric to be mildew-proofed in the soap solution first, leaving it there 10 minutes. Wring it out and then let it soak for a half-hour in the cadmium chloride solution. Hang the fabric out to dry just as you would any laundered ma- terial. The treatment should be re- peated after about five iaunderings. It will not damage or change the color of the fabric in any way. Controlling Merlin Suggestions for controlling moths in clothes closets: Brush all clothing and clean the closet thoroughly. Seal all cracks in the plaster and about the base- boards with crack fillers. Equip door frames with rubber or felt gas- kets against which the door can be shut tight at all points. Place on the top shelf, or hang in muslin bags from hooks, one pound of flake naphthalene or paradichlcroben- zene for each 100 cubic feet of closet space. ,The fumes given off by the slow evaporation of the crystals quickly stop moth larvae from feed- ing and dltimately will kill them if the francs are retained long enough in proper concentration. It is there- fore important that the concentra- tion of the fumes be maintained by making sure that the closet is per- fectly light with a tight-fitting door. Buyin a Dollar A buyer should look for a number of things in judging the quality of a rug. A good backing increases the serviceability of rug or carpet* ing. To test the quality of the back- ing, grasp it in your hands and feel it. Note whether it seems firm in- stead of limp. In a pile rug examine the density of the pile--that is, the number of tufts, per square inch and the lendl" of the pile. Bend the rug over your hand and notice how thick the pile is. The length of the pile varies in different types of weaves and so can't be considered alone as an indication of quality. Obviously a long pile that is sparse (having fewer tufts per square inch), would not be as serviceable as a shorter pile that is thicker. Domestic Rugs A knowledge of the types of d" mestic rugs on the market may help you to make a good selection. Axminister is a rug with a pile fabric and cotton, linen or jute backing. A peculiar characteristic of an Axminister rug is that it can be roiled only lengthwise because it's made stiff by the crosswise ridges on the back. Broadloom is not a particular weave or quality, but means any seamles rug made on a broad loom 54 incheS' or more wide. Frieze is a rug made with espe- cially twisted yarns which gives the top surface a pebbly or nubby ef- fect, A STRAIGHT SHOT A reader sends in this one: '%)ut hunting in the hills last season I met a boy carrying three nice squirrels but no gun. I asked him how he had bagged them and he pulled a rock out of his pocket. I said, 'Boy, you can't kill a squir- rel with a rock.' "All he said was, 'Show me one.' "Well, we found one in a high tree and he threw up the rock and down tumbled the squirrel. I said, 'Young fellow, you ought to sign up with a big league ball club. They all could use a right bander with that much speed and control.' 'Tie said, 'Mister, I'd like to, but I ain't right handed. I just kill squirrels with my right hand on account of when I throw with my left I tear 'era up too bad'." Great Bend Tribune. O-O It i's difficult to borrow money from close relatives. Thse who aren't close wouldn't have money to loan.Larned Chronoscope. No Commission. An American applied at a Cana- dian recruiting office to enlist. "I suppose you want a com- mission," said the officer. "No, thanks," was the reply. "I'm such a poor shot. I'd rather work on straight salary."--Core Driller. O-O Even men of very modest dis- positions, says the Leavenworth Times, are apt to put on a big front after they reach middle age. Big Opportunity Wilcox Beauty Academy Across street from Dodge Theatre Fall Term Starting Now. Enroll at once and save on your tuition and other expenses. See or Write Mrs. Myrtle Wilcox 111 W. Chesnut Dodge City Read the ads in the tar. NERVOUS ON CERTAIN DAYS?  Read how thousands go smillug thru this distressl You women who suffer monthly functional dis- turbances causing pain of irregular periods, cramps, headache, back- ache-and nervous, cranky, weak spells should find Lydia E. Pink- ham's Vegetable Compound $tmp marvelous to relieve these symp- tom& For over 60 ycas Pinkham's Compound has helped hundreds of thousands of women--not only to help relieve this distress but also to help build up resistance symptoms of functiol monthly disturbances. Over 1.000.000 women have reported remarkable benefit. Lydia Plnkham's Compound Is WORTH TRYING! "Cousin Mickey" Pennington is flxin' for a big time at the 1941 Kan- sas State Fair which opens in Hutchinson Sept. 14th, as a featured entertainer with the KFH Ark Val- ley Boys. A specially built big red barn will be the broadcasting and dancing headquarters for Cousin Mlckey and thts popular group of Kansas entertainers. Thank You (oldwater Housewivs[ J SERVEL ELELROLUX Entire freezing system guaranteed I0 years. Yes . .. We thank Coldwater housewives for the big increase in Sorrel sgle. More electric refrigerators have been ,traded in on new SEVEI this year than in any previous year . . . proving that house- wives want low operating cost. silence and no repair bills! SERVEL has no moving parts to wear and cause high operating costs, noise and expensive re, rs. ALL OTmR ,FRIG- EATORS HAVE MOVING PARTS! Dodson Electric Co. Phone 140 Coldwater, Kansas HOME OF FINER APPLIANCES ' "' ' " ' I '-" 0manc:] eal ','   WA   KANSAS , 5 6 ]klw. G. obinson, John P L E A S E N O T E Garfield and Ida Lupino in Jck Lndon's Starting Sunday, September 7, all shows will start at 7:30 ! 'rHE SEA WOLF" p.m. The window will open at 7:15 and you must be  Also in by 8:45 to see a complete show. Roy Rogers, George Haynes in " "COLORADO" 7 8 9 i 10 11 12 13 A Georgous Musical Music Everywhere Dennis Morgan, George Tobms in auto vo rmn Ameche Lnd Y Dorsey and Band, Phil "RIVER END" Carmen Miranda in egan aria ver weee 'rHAT NIGHT IN RIO" "LAS VEGAS NITES" , , . ALso ....... .-- -- , ...... i virgnnia Wilder, Rot)r, terung m tm "'sommeomr) I Short ,, , , parmnount News Shorts Admission l0 and 0e I LL WAIT FOR YOU', 14 15 16 She Knows Her Man! She Trusts Him As  As She Can See William Powell, Myrna Loy in "LOVE CRAZY" Short SubJsots News 21 22 23 Tune In On This Alice Faye, John Payne and Jack Oakie in "THE GREAT AMERICAN BROADCAST" News Shorts 28 29 30 Eight Grand Song Hlts Don Ameche, Betty Grable in In "MOON OVEI MIAMI" (In Teebnioolor) Paramount News Shorts 17 18 Bright, Gay zJad Funny Barbara Stanwick,  Fonda In "THE LADY EVE" Shorts Admission 10 and  ii 24 25 The real life story of the great- eat football hero of all times. Tommy Harmon, Anita Louise in "HARMON OF MICHIGAN" Short Admission 10 and 80o OCTOBER 1 AND 2 \\; See what happens when the Gustapo hunts a man for an attempted assassination of Hitler Walter Pidgeon, Joan Bennett in 'TIAN HUNT" Admission 10 and 20e 19 20 Constance Cummings, ,Robert Mautgomery in "HAUNTED HONEYMOON" Also Bill Elllott, Evelyn Young ,in 'WHE RETURN OF DANIEL BOONE" 26 27 Robt. Montgomery and Ingrid Bergman in "RAGE IN IEAVEN" Chas Starrett, Elleen O'Hearn in "THUNDER OVER THE PRAIRIE" COMING "ONE NITE IN LISBON" "BILLY THE KID" "I WANTED WINGS" I i ii i