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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (May 8, 1941)
Striking Coal Miners Go Back to Mines
The first group of coal miners to return to work following an agree
ment ending the general shutdown of bituminous coal mines by the
United Mine Workers of America (C.I.O.), which began April 1 and con
tinued for a whole month. The miners are shown entering the shaft
•f the Dun Glee mine, near St. Clairsville, Ohio.
White House ‘Firster’ Is First Again
John Hunefeld, 75, who has headed the New Year Day reception line
at the White House each year since 1924, was right on the spot again
when the sale of defense savings bonds opened in the district. He was
first in line at the city post office. Photo shows James Hudson making
the sale to Mr. Hunefeld, as Mrs. Mary Hinton looks on.
Fire Demon Takes Heavy Toll in East
Damage estimated at about $2,000,000 was caused in tbe Ocean Bluffs,
Mass., area as the result of a fire that destroyed a church and leveled
more than 450 cottages. Only a timely shift in wind saved hundreds of
other houses. The above photo shows a row of cottages burning fiercely
when the fire was at its height.
Mexican Army Doctors Study U. S. Methods
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Mexican army medical officers visit a Chicago draft induction station
to study U. S. army methods. From left, Capt. L. Johnson of the draft
center. Mexican army men, Majors Salas, Vera and Sanchez; Lieu
tenant Colonel Ramos and Major Gomez. Captain C. Buczynski, of the
draft center. Major Zapata of Mexico. Seated: R. Forsythe, a selectee.
Says He’s ‘Gestapo’
Bruno Johannes Valianski, self
styled agent of the Nail “Gestapo”
secret police, at Ellis Island. He
was questioned about a small theft,
and unfolded a lurid tale of his serv- !
ice as an alleged agent of the
“Gestapo” and revealed a swastika
scar brand on his arm.
U. S. Chamber Head
Albert W. Hawkes of Kearney,
N. J., elected president of the U. 8.
Chamber of Commerce, following
final business session of the 29th
annual meeting of the chamber.
U. S. Loan to China
Signing of a stabilization agree
ment involving the purchase of Chi
nese yuan by the U. S. stabilization
fund to the amount of $50,000,000
was another important step in the
monetary co-operation between the
United States and China. Photo
shows (seated) Henry Morgenthau
Jr., secretary of the treasury, and
T. V. Soong, representing Chila.
Standing: Dr. Hu Shih, Chinese am
Wins Safety Award
Gov. R. A. Hurley of Connecticut
(left) receiving the National Safety
Council’s 1940 grand award for
states from Col. John Stllwell, presi
dent of the Council, whose traffic
contest Is conducted in 1,281 cities
In the 48 slates.
Turning Out Tanks in Quantity Lots
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One of the large cogs in the U. S. defense machinery is this production plant of the American Car A Foundry
company at Berwick, Pa., where tanks are turned out by mass production methods. Here is an assembly line
with tanks reaching as far as the eye can see, while workmen put on the finishing touches. (Inset) New tanks
leaving the plant for their first road test.
First U. S. ‘Concentration Camp’
A view of the first U. S. “concentration camp,” at Fort Stanton, N. M., where 300 members of the crew
of the scuttled German luxury liner Columbus are interned for the war’s duration. Barracks adjoining the
fort are their homes, but they are not confined as ordinary prisoners, being permitted to occasionally explore
the nearby foothills (shown lower left). Map shows the location of Ft. Stanton.
Soldiers, Take Your Post!
While buddies gathered round to watch and learn, members of the
Fifty-eighth Signal Battalion at Camp Forrest, Tenn., show off their pole
climbing prowess in exercises designed to school men In the fine art of
field communications. In actual warfare, soldiers of signal corps must
be adept at tree-climbing. Climbing irons are used.
Demonstrating Aircraft Warning System
Plotters in action in New York city information center during an
actual demonstration of aircraft warning system of Northeastern states.
Under direction of the supervisor (upper right), they chart the course,
altitude, number and type of spotted planes. Control platform (upper
left) advrses different fighter bases of the approach of the enemy.
Air Marshal ‘‘Billy’' Bishop of the
Royal Canadian air force (right) In
spects the huge Douglas aircraft
plant at Santa Monica, Calif., where
many planes for the RAF are made.
He is shown with Donald Douglas,
president of the plant.
6In the Army Now’
Dick Chapman, national amateur
golf champion (left), is welcomed
by Brig. Gen. Walter Weaver, as he
reports for duty at Maxwell Field,
Ala. Chapman is one of many top
flight athletes being called to duty.
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