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II THE SAGUACI-IE CRESCENT (Released by Western Newspaper Union.) By VIRGINIA VALE WARNER Brothers' "Heroes Without Uniforms," a story of the American-Merchant Ma- rine, will be the first of a group of films telling us things that the government wants us to know. Lowell Mellet, co-ordinator of government films, recently sub- mitted to industry leaders a list of 30 topics about which the gov- ernment wishes the public to be in- formed. Originally it was planned to use his ideas as material for short subjects, but it now seems likely that some of them, at least, will be developed into feature-length pic- tures. "Parachute Nurse" has what might be termed an All-Starlet cast, virtually an all-feminine one. When Charles Barton, the director, count- ed noses he found Marguerite Chap man, Shirley Patterson, Alma Car- roll, aud eight other beauty-contest winners. Now it's Priscilla Lane who's hav- ing to learn card tricks. Jan Grippo, who tutored Veronica Lake for her PRISCILLA sleight-of-hand role in "This Gun fox Hire" is doing the same for Pris- cilla, for "Silver Queen," in which she plays oppoaite George Brent. Three of the cast of Columbia's "The Invaders" have signed rather unusual contracts. Glynts Johns, Erie PoTtman and Anton Walbrook have agreed to appear in Hollywood within three months after the war Is ended; won't leave England fill then. When you see Paramount's "Wake Island" you'll see a setting that's absolutely authentic. The contract- ing firm which made the actual de- lense installations for the Wake Is- land marine garrison before the Jap anese attack is in charge of con- strucfion at the Salton Sea location for the picture. It is recreating on the shores of the California island sea an exact duplication of the Pacific atoll establishment. John Farrow is directing "Wake Island," with a cast including Brian Donlevy, Robert Preston, Albert Dekker and Bar bara Britton. "Crossroads," the Hedy Lamarr. William Poweil picture, brought up a slight dilemma at Metro. Powel], Basil Rathbone and Felix Bressart all had mustaches, and all were loath to part with them--but three was just too many for one film. P~well is a suave diplomat in the picture, Rathbone felt that a villain must have a mustache. Bressart couldn't bear to part with his. You'll have to see the picture to find out who lost out. Tcmt's Ginger Rogers' mother whom you'll see as Ginger Rogers' mother in "The Major knd the Mi- nor"; she'll be making her screen debut. She had been a drama edi- tor and a dramatic coach, she~s been in charge of the younger players at RKO and this past year she's been installing a dairy at Ginger's 1,1N-acre ranch in Oregon--but nev- er before has she been an actress. The famous musicians of the fu- ture may find themselves forming a "Those Who Were Helped by Ma- Joe Bowes" association. For in- stance, take the Aquaviva brothers. Anthony, 17, a clarinetist, recently on the Major's program, said that if he won a prize he'd help his young- er brother, Nicholas, to get the kind of tutoring he was getting. An- thony won $100, second prize. The Major suggested that he have Nich- olas audition for the program. Nich- olas, 14, won first prize. So Ma- jor Bowes, with the help of every- body who voted for the lads, helped them along, ODDS AND gNDS--Remrnin8 ~ the IoC where she was an impor~ star, Et~ly~ Brent reporte~ to Paramoum to play o role in ~ll'rec~S Crew"; Rick. Arlen, Jean Parker and Chester Mot. r/~ eo.~r in is . , . Harry Sherman may several ~ western stars in =Buckskln Emif~rg'--William S. Hart, Hoo| Gibson, William Farnum, lack Holt ~,d Richard Diz .., Fivian Leigh is be- iml wusht [or ~e 14~ in "Frenchman's Cieel~ . , . Willbam Warren is in London ~/m~ ,m ,dr ra/d/n his ~ "Lone~olf' eO~Vsedy ~r///er; ~St g/me he wa,t acn~.ly dm~ ~, dur/ns a zeppe//~ re~ d~/n# PREPAREDNESS AMERICAN RED CR033 Two millim~ volunteer Red Cro~ worker~-~ militant army of mercy. ~_IVING a pint of blood for the army and navy is a new form of patriotism in which thousands of loyal Americans are now par- ticipating. This blood, processed into life- saving plasma for emergency transfusions, is collected from vol- unteer blood donors at 18 Red Cross Blood Donor centers. For technica! reasons, these centers are limited at present to cities near laboratories which have con- tracts with the army for process- lng the blood into dried plasma, according to the Red Cross. The program was launched in February, 1941, following a request by the surgeons gen- eral of the army and navy that the Red Cross provide 15,000 pints of blood to be processed into dried plasma. This pro- gram has now been expanded at the request of the army and navy to the point where over one million donors will be re- quire& Eighteen centers have been opened, and donations ure pouring in at the rate of approximately 60,000 a month. Giving blood is a simple proc- ess, requires but a few minutes time on the part of the donor, and has no after effects. The blood is shipped daily in refrigerated containers to the laboratories, where it is processed into dried plasma, a light, straw colored powder that can be kept indefinite- ly and transported easily. Numerous cases have been ~eperted where plasma saved the lives of American soldiers and sailors suffering from burns and traumatic shock, and Red Cross plasma has been distributed to our armed forces operating in the Atlantic and Pae~fle war theaters. How- ever, thousands of additional donors are needed to supply the full requirements forthe army and navy, and to provide plasma for uny civilian emer- lencies which may result from eaemy action in this country. Red Cross Blood Donor centers are located in New York, Phila- delphia, Baltimore, Buffalo, Roch- ester, N. Y., Indianapolis, Detroit, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Boston, Mil- waukee, Cleveland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Cincinnati, Brooklyn, and Washington, D. C. (Prepared exclusively for WNU.) TEDNS 1541 "B yES! Pattern No. 1541-B is truly a miracle dress. Not only does it whisk away pounds, it improves and dignifies your posture, gives you a more slender figure and gracious poise. ~A flesh, youthful feeling is gained by the cleverly shaped side pieces- forming smart shoulder yokes at the top, gathered at the waist for a flattering fit and drop ping the skirt line--as well as the low vee neck. From the point of this neck to the hem is a long P~STEO It/PLA~ III V! ! I ~x CuaT~tNI II II I THIS new style of framing win- dows with boards gaily decorat- ed, started with the black.out drills. The boards prevent light from showing around the edges of dark shades. The style is especial- Defense .dai st CONSTIPATION Th~ is QUICK relief from spells et coast~tiou, ~gmv~ting I/~emmess, bad breath, sour stomaslz., thru time-tuted ADLERI~A. It soothes and warms the stomach thru its 5 carminatives, while its 8 ~xsfives draw extra moisture to so,ton and assist in moving intes- wastes thru a ondortable bowel movement. Get AD~ horn your dr~gtst today. ly attractive and practical for kitchen windows as the flame gives'the effect of colorful dra- peries, yet may be washed with a damp cloth. This window strikes a patriotic note with blue paint and a red, white and blue border. Clear tin- tinted shellac is used. A blue shelf under the window has notches to ~I(ITED STAT~$ ..,.~,..~....,,. ...... , .:::.:.;:..;;y: .......... . ................... IOM~I sTX p= qlll hold knives and mixing spoons. NOTE: The new BOOK 8. in the series offered with these articles, contains direc- tions for cupboards and shelves that will make your kitchen the envy of your friends. Thirty.two pages of decorating and home.making ideas, for 10 cents. Address: MRS. RUTH WYETH SPEARS BedfOrd H~| New York Drawer 10 Enclose 10 cents for Book a. &ddress ............................. straight line which draws atten- tion to your height rather than your width! Graceful sleeves which just cover the elbows are suggested for this frock when it is intended for more formal wear. Barbara Bell Pattern No. 1541.B is de- signed for sizes 36, 38, 40. 42. 44, 46, 48, 50 and 52. Size 38 requires, with short sleeves, 4~f, yards 39-inch material. Picturesque Play Set. DON'T you find it fun to make your daughter's play clothes in cunning styles and pretty cot- tons? In Pattern No. 1570-B you'll find a play set for girls from I to 6 years old which has many prac- tical features. First comes a frock--delight- fully cool with scalloped cap sleeves, a pert pocket, braid and button trimming and a button- down-the-back opening which makes it eapy to get on and off. Second, there is an adorable bon- net to match, the crown of which buttons in place. The whole thing opens flat for ironing. Third is a pair of overalls--so sensible for play and so heeJthy, too, because in warm weather no top is need- ed and the wearer is exposed to a grand sun tan. Barbara Bell Pattern No. 1570-]3 is de- signed for 1o 2, 3, 4, e and 6 year sizes. Size 2 requires 3~ yards 32 or 35-inch material for ensemble, 3 yards bias braid for frock and bonnet. Send your order to: SEWING cInCLE PATTERN DEPT. Room llla 211 West Wacker Dr. Chicago Enclose 20 cents in coins for each pattern desired. Pattern No ............. Size ........ 1~ame ....... .......................... Address ........................... .... Oddities in Nature The praying mantes are the only insects that can turn their heads like man, the pelican is one of the few birds that loses its vocal powers upon reaching maturity, and the python is the only cold- blooded animal whose tempera- ture rises several degrees above that of the surrounding air when hatching its eggs. ??A$~I~ ME 7 A quiz with answers offering ! ;ANOTHER information on various subjects ? The Questions reconnaissance cars of the army I. Did Confucius live before, during, or after the time of Christ? 2. Which is the oldest business house in the United States? 3. In the development of man what characterized the neolithic age? 4. Which of the following does not touch Canadian land: Ver- mont, Wisconsin, Idaho? 5. What is a fancy name for magic? 6. What does a telegrapher mean by the number 73? 7. How did the fast-moving little come to be known as jeeps? The Answers 1. Before--551-478 B. C. 2. The Perot Malting Co. in Philadelphia, established in 1687. 3. The use of polished stone ira. plements. 4. Wisconsin. 5. Thaumaturgy. 6. Regards. 7. The first 1,500 cars bore the model marking "G. W. P." Soldiers dropped the middle initial and called it "jeep." Clean out cellar and attic to avoid undue fire hazards. Turn the old rags and papers over to organizations conducting defense salvage campaigns. After use, dry steel wool in sun to prevent its rusting. The ideal way to put linens away is to roll them. Mailing tubes are excellent, so are broom handles, window-shade rollers or sections of poles on which rugs may have been rolled. Store linens in a cool-- not hot or dry--place. Do not add salt to the water when boiling corn on the cob--it would toughen the corn. Boil corn 10 minutes, drain and serve imme- diately tucked in the folds of a napkin. Never let corn stand in water after it is done; that would impair the flavor and texture. Room Clerkette ... world's largest hotel! 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