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Irvington & Ak-Sar.Ben
SUPERTASTE ICE QREAM
IRVINGTON DAIRY --AK-SAR-BEN ICE CREAM
GLendale 1266 GLendale 7(567
W imsett Company
315 South 15th St. AT. 2945
Are you QUALIFIED in
one of these fields?
• DIESEL MECHANIC • CONSTRUCTION TECHNICIAN
• AUTO MECHANIC • CRANE OPERATOR
• ELECTRICIAN • CARPENTER v
• BAKER , • COOK
11 you served in any one of the —depending upon your training
Armed Forces during World and experience.
War II and held a classification Here's a chance you shouldn't
as specialist in one of the jobs pass up! You can draw high
listed above, you are eligible Army pay, with all other bene
to enlist in the U. S. Army in fits, and be in line for higher
a non-commissioned officer grade promotions while doing work in
which you're skilled. Look into
it today! Your nearest U.S. Army
and U. S. Air Force Recruiting
Station has all details.
U. S. ARMY AND U. S. AIR FORCE
U. S. RECRUITING STATION 225 Post Office
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Renews its power over and over again
Of course it’s more fun to play this sensational new;
portable. With this set you don’t have the trouble
and expense of regular battery replacements.
Its compact leak-proof airplane type storage battery
renews its power whenever you plug it in to AC
house current. Then it recharges even while it plays.
Stores up power for more hours of use—anywhere.
And the battery has an 18 month guarantee.
You’ve never heard such tone in a 250
portable before. Or such clean-cut AQQ HA
tuning. All the programs you
usually, get on a big set at home. »
And it’s yours for only , « . .
24 TH & O. SO.QMAHA
An oddity of the Australian cen
sus Included the American naval
task force on visit. They were in
cluded in the count, thus offsetting
the numbers of Australians over
seas and in Japan, who were not
included. Twelve thousand census
takers were employed in the house
tfestinghoHse Bectub Comforter
with the Automatic Watchman CoMral
Just set the Automatic Watchman Control
and you’re all aat to sleep in fneQow
warmth the whole night through: One
lightweight, Westinghouse Electric Com
forter is all you’ll ever need even on the
coldest nights. Plugs into any a-c outlet:
The bedside control, dainty as a powder
box, will then automatically maintain the
selected degree of warmth regardless of
changes in room temperature.
The lush rayon satin cover is available
in three rich, gorgeous colors: Rose, Blue
or Green. It is easily dry-cleaned and the
innw warming sheet can be removed for
'-A blessing to persons allergic to weal*
not an ounce of animal fibers in the entire
Comforter : : : mothproof, too: 72" x 86*
for ample tuck-in: Approved by Under
writers’ Laboratories, Inc. Come in for *
demonstration; • ~ "
Hm dator "poarier W
control automatically com
pensates for changes to
Comforter won't sfipoff the
bed. The underside of spun
rayon faille anchors the
Comforter to the bod.
Makes bedmaking easy ...
fast! There’s only ooe bed
covering! So colorful, ao
spread is ever needed
Sayon min dpn
for dry cleaning. Imar
warming sheet eaaaflS
Philips Department Store
24 & 'O’ So. Omaha\
These Are Dry Bogs
Contrary to popular opinion, a
cranberry “bog” is not wet, ex
cept when deliberately flooded as
protection against frost. At all oth
er times a “bog” is as dry as your
front lawn. The name "bog” ap
parently comes from the fact that
cranberry plantations are built on
maple or cedar swamps that have
been cleared and drained.
Replacement of Poles
The average life of a wooden wire
service pdle is 20 years. Sixty-four '
million wooden poles are in use to
day for power and telephone lines;
16 poles per mile for power lines
and 40 a mile for telephone lines.
With the present number of poles,
the industry must replace nearly 15
million poles each year.
The first tile contractors course
ever offered by a college or univer
sity is being held at New York’s
Scientific Teeth I
Jeanne Conrad lends teeth tl
Lyons tooth paste scientists whost
rlectronic device measures polisfe
»n teeth. Thousands of tests ort
icores of individual teeth have
(hown new paste polishes teeth 2’it
c 5 Mi times brighter .than anj
Ben and tbe ice Cream Soda
Franklin institute was founded in
honor of Benjamin Franklin to pro
mote the practical sciences of the
world. One honor, not usually asso
ciated with the institute was that
the first ice cream soda was sold at
the Franklin institute exhibition of
1874. A school of design for women
also wag founded by the institute in
the year 1850. Other firsts were the
tests of electric dynamos; stand
ards for screw and bolt threads,
and the first extension table.
Importance of Wheat
Recent studies of the department
of agriculture show that wheat is
second only to com in economic im
portance among the cereal crops of
this country and is grown in nearly
all of the 48 states. It is the farm
ers’ chief cash crop over very large
areas and its culture is mechanized
to a larger extent than that of any
other major crop.
Platinum Foxes Possible
By depriving ordinary silver
foxes of one of the “B’’ group of
vitamins, it is possible to obtain a
platinum fox. This discovery was
made at University of California
However, the platinized foxes do
not produce furs so durable as the
Norwegian variety. The only fox
that is being raised commercially
to any great extent in the United
States is the silver fox. Perhaps
they lend themselves to confine
ment better than most wild ani
mals. The grey fox is much slower
than the red fox. The red fox has
been known to cover a given dis
tance at the rate of 30 miles per
The hoary marmot of the north
ern Rockies spends the longest time
in hibernation. He is the first to go
into hibernation in the fall and the
last to come out in the spring in a
region where the winters are long
Origin of Softball
Softball is an outgrowth of the
games of indoor baseball, play
ground ball, kitten ball and dia
mond baU. Since 1909 it became so
popular that by 1935 a world serier
was played in Chicago.
INSULATE YOUR ATTIC
SAVE 30% ON1 FUEL BILLS
ROCK WOOL BATTS
Medium Thick, Per 100 sq. ft. $5.00
ROCK WOOL BATTS
Extra Thick, Per 100 sq. ft. i $6.95
ALSO GRANULATED ROCK W OOL
16” X 32” Size
8%^ per sq. ft.
4 ,X 8 Sheets
6^4c per sq. ft.
U”, %”M ”,
it” X 2*4”, if” X 1V2”
Also %” X l*/2”
LARGE STOCK 2” DIMENSION BOARDS, SIDING,
BEADED! CEILINGS, TIMBERS, MILL WORK, ETC.
RIVETT LUMBER GOAL Co.
4415 LAKE STREET PHONE—PL. 1234
the greatest improvement in
RECORD PLAYING since the 1
invention of the phonograph!
New Miracle tone arm uses no coil, no
crystal, no filament, no special tubes.
Plays records like magic. Even your old
est records come to life with vivid bril
liance . . . unmarred by needle scratch,
"talk-back,” or other disturbing surface
noise. Hear it today!
• Improved changer plays up to 12 records
• Changes records in 3Vi seconds
• Admiral-Perfected superhet radio
• Storage space for 108 records in albums
• Automatic bass compensation for tone balance
• Easy-to-read vertical slide-nde dial
• 4-knob control just like highest priced consoles
• Mohogcny or blonde cabinet with metal grille slightly higher &~zr<5ir/
1247 SOUTH 13 th.TS.
Child Health Services
The National Foundation for In
fantile Paralysis has given more
than a quarter of a million dollars
to the American Academy of Pe
diatrics for study of child health
services in the United States.
The universality of man’s love of
color was demonstrated early in
antiquity. Each region and sub-re
gion of the globe developed its own
dye sources. It is estimated that
nearly 1,000 different plants, vines,
shrubs and trees were, at one time
or another, employed for extract
ing dyes. However i„iy a few of
the primitivw ayes survived to an
cient and medieval times.
Home Building Facts
The retail cost of building mate
rials is about double the cost 01
then: production, says a Twentieth
Century fund report. Used houses
account roughly for three fourths of
annual residential sales and 10 per
cent of the total new dwellings be
fore the war were produced under
public auspices. About 40 per cent
of the communities in the United
States do not have building codes.
Making Waterproof Glue
Waterproof glue having good ad
hesive qualities can be made by
soaking ordinary glue in water un
til it swells, then draining. Put the
glue in a glue pot and add an
equal amount of linseed oil, cook
this mixture slowly until the mix
ture is a jellylike mass. It will
spread easily if heated before be
A NEIL SCOTT MODEL
Beautiful Mary Cunningham ir
the very first young lady chosen I
by Neil Scott to model for thf
Spool Cotton Company, two yrs *
ago. Since that time Miss Cunm
ingham has grown to be one of
the most popular and most phot
ographed models in America. We
take great pride in Miss. Cunning
ham s all around beauty, poise
and flexibility. Miss Cunningham
is proud to exhibit this smart
looking open crown crocheted ha:
This hat is made^f pearl cottor
in easy-to-do single crochet stitch
with an open work design. Edg<
of brim is trimmed with veiling
and ribbon of a contrasting color
No fooling, this number is a mus'
in your wardrobe and you must
put it there yourself. You must
make it with your own hands
Why, this little number will cost
you as much as twenty-five dol
lars at the smart millinery shops.
You can make it at home fo.t
three dollars. For complete im
structions on how to make youi
hat, write to the Spool Cotton Co.
745 Fifth Ave., New York 19, N.
Y., and ask for instructions or
PC 5066. Don’t let your pocket
book down. Get this hat worn
by Mary* Cunningham.
A PIONEER IN OMAHA HISTORY
.... A PIONEER IN MIDWEST EDUUCTION
Founded in 1878
# Creighton College 0 School of Dentistry
0 University College 0 School of Journalism
0 College of Commerce 0 School of Law
0 College of Pharmacy 0 School sof Medicine
0 Graduate School 0 School of Nursing
—SUMMER SESSIONS— —EVENING SESSIONS—
—INSTITUTE OF INDIVIDUAL RELATIONS—
A JESUIT INSTITUTION
For information, write the registrar, Creighton University.
2410 California Street, Omaha 2, Nebraska
-A FULLY ACCREDITED & APPROVED UNIVERSITY—
Covers the Entire World
An airliner travels 464,000 miles
#or year, compared to an average
Pullman distance of 145,000 miles.
Since Pearl Harbor the number of
civil pilots in the United States has
Increased about 400 per cent, from
100,800 in 1941 to 400,000 last year.
The past year America’s swarm of
civilian planes increased nearly 122
per cent. The planes and pilots are
aided by nearly 5,000 farmers who
voluntarily make daily observations
for the U. S. weather bureau.
Forestry in Europe
The Zurich municipal forest, the
Sihlwald, has been producing wood
crops for nearly a thousand years,
and in 1422 the city council decided
that the cut of that forest should not
exceed 20,000 pieces of timber per
year. This order constituted the
first recorded forest regulation that
is known. Led by Germany, Swe
den and France, all the principal
European countries now have gov
ernment forest agencies in many
cases have laws to regulate the cut
ting of timber on private lands.
Over 70 years
STORz BREWIXG CO. OMAHA. NEBR.
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