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mmu u , PmmL, xT, of pulpwood---are a highly important role in for the invasion of Europe, according to two officers of the Army who are concerned with the men who will batter Fortress. Gen. Brehon B. Somervell, general of the Army Forces, recently spoke of the race of paper in an outlhne involved in preparing an )r battle. the coming invasion as the most difficult feat ever been conceived of by Somervell said: are some several hundred different articles that we krmy have to handle. There almost as many in the more. false the case of a division ~'ngland. That division will 15 shi~ploads of ma- shiploads of material tons... -~ is hardly an article of these of thousands of articles t't wrapped up in l~aper or tag attached to it or Way doesn't require some its handling and manipul- have to have cartons for for everything" in short down to blood plasma. to have it for rations. You it for clothes: you have for practically everything And we can't send over 100 ~f ~he things that are want- ed unless we have 100 .percent of the materials here." Rear Admiral Henry L.' Brinser, Inspector of Navy Material, spoke of the necessity of paper wrapping for both shells fired by big naval guns and more delicate instruments of naval machinery. "The deadly explosives fired from our battleships." he explained, "must be handled wil)h the same care that eggs are transferred" else they may jam the guns or, due to irregularities, miss their target. "It has been definitely established in many instances," he said, "that our paper containers are far super- ior to wooden containers because of lheir cushioning effect as against the rigidity of wood which might act as a damaging agent to the ma- terial. Cardboard containers apply as well to all precision navigation, ordnance, radio, and optical instru- ments. "In the case of overseas ship- ments, cardboard containers are ,~sed around the product which in turn is protected by a water-proof wrapping and then only a minimum of wood crating is necessary. In the case of air shipments, where weight and space are all es- sential, the use of paper and card- board containers is practically uni- versal. This allows approximately 100 percent greater carrying capa- city due to weiffht and space." Rear Admiral Brlnser pointed out that in the construction of the gi- gantic U. S. Missouri, recently laun- ched, 175 tons of paper were used in the preparation, plans, and blue rrints. This is equivalent to 700,000 newspapers of approximately 64 pages each, he said. "That is just one battleship", he added. "And think I am not saying anything off the record when I cite that we are going to build more ships in 1944 than any year in his-~ tory. More Precious Than Gold... A member of Congress has made an observation that is profound than he probably realized. It was that pulp- as more important to this country now than gold. The congressman was Rep. Sharer, of Michigan, and he a proposal that the government's gold policy with ada be changed so that Canadians would trans- mines to pulpwood cutting and thus increase of newsprint. Le ancient legend of Midas illustrates the worthlessness s a substitute for living things or for the food we eat we wear. It might well be brought up to date pulpwood. amount of gold could take the place of the thousands articles made of pulpwood. Gold cannot be made powder. It would be wholly unsuitable as container and medical supplies, or as shell cases. And imagine |Scomfort of a flier with a vest of gold, or a soldier with met lined with gold. No, as military men have observed, paper is a substitute things, but there is no substitute for paper. And makes paper. Gold is but a medium of exchange ornament, vYhile pulpwood is a fighting weapon of war. E STILL YOUR BET FOR... "- Whether for new work or remodeling -. Lumber Items... i We have the HOMASOTE building board --. m e SOLICIT YOUR ORDERS AND INQHIRIES CHARLES M. SNYDER MIFFLINBURG, PENNA. As a fitting climax to Sco~ut Week, Troop No. 8 of New Berlin attended church services on Sunday evening ~.n the Evangelical Lutheran Church. Pastor Elmer F. Seifert spoke on the Growth of Character usirtg as his text, Luke 8: 4-15, and gave the boys as well as the large adult audience a very interesting and instructive sermon. "In nature we find deep, shallow, hard and weedy soils, so in p."ople we find good, indifferent, reb'qlious and corrupt characters. The time Iv mold and develop character is in youth when the mind is more pli- able and this is what Scouting is endeavoring to do. The founders of Scouting wisely realized the import- ance of religious training. The first thing a boy is taught, before he is taken in as a scout, is to memorize the Scout Pledge--On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country, etc., and the last Scout Law is--A scout is rever- ent. He is reverent toward God. He is faithful in his religious duties, and respects the convictions of oth- ers in matters of custom and reli- gion. These were prepared for the Boy Scouts but I am sure that if everybody would adopt t.hem per- sonally they would profi~ thereby." He told the boys that it was a privilege to receive the fine training which they are getting in Scouting, that they were preparing themsel- ves, breaking up the soil, so that the seeds of God's Word will find rich soil in which/to grow to full ma- turity and produce reverent, honest, l:ure and dependable men. Atten- tion was called to the fact that these scouts would be the men of tomorrow who in turn will be the leaders in the church and commun- ity, and urged the members of the congregation to take a more active interest in the development of the character of the youth. When a child is sick or injured the parents will call the best doctor or surgeon and spare no expense to save the body but all too often neglect the spiritual side of the child. The following scout and scouters were in attendance: Luther Bets- ker, Dale Maize, Ivan Miller, James Ritter, Donald Seebold, Wendell Smith, Ellsworth Snook, Jr., Paul Snook, John Spangler, Kenneth Spangler, Hall Solomon, Jack Sol- omon, James Townsend, Donald Wetzel, Ray Wetzel; E. A. Snook, Scoutmaster; David F. Leiby, Com- mittee ~hairrrran, L. A. Snook and C. J. Dobler. M'ONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1944, at the home of Mrs. Frances Farley, the New Columbia women will have a meeting on Old to New Accessor- ies. This meeting will start at 1:30 and all women in Ne~v Columbia and vicinity are invited. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, at 1:30 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Ned Shively the Lewis Township Home- makers will meet. This will be your chance,to get your sewing machine cleaned and adjusted under super- vision. Just bring the head of your machine, it can be removed from frame. Bring too, rags, small sdrew driver, carbon tetrachloride, non- gumming oil, old stiff tooth brush, and pan. I~EtgRUARY 23, the East Buffalo Homemakers will meet at the home of Mrs. Charles Wagner at 1:30 p. m. FEBRUARY 25, at 7:30 p.m. the Vicksburg Flower Club will meet at the home of Mrs. J. S. Bennage. Change is due to World Day of Pray- er and too, so that girls and fath- ers may take part in the panel dis- ettssion on Present Girls, Future Mo- thers. ---Subscribe for The Telegraph-- ": :i :i i ii /?i: ii!i / ENRICHED SUPREME Quality and Economy. En- riched by the addition of Vita- mins Sl, S2, Niacin and Iron. 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