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1Surplus Of Meat
Forecast By Fall
The dark cloud that bi be? hov
ering mr the nation's com crop has
[a silver lining?temporarily at least
As a result ot dwindling com crop
prospects, housewives may-expect a
in meat supplies this fall and,
sr, according to a report iust is
by the Department of Agricul
" This' feast will be followed by a
figurative famine next year, how
ever, after livestock herds have been
cut down fat keeping with the small
er amount of feed available, Depart
ment authorities added.
Little attempt has been mpde to
predict, what will happen to meat
prices, general expectation is that
they may drop somewhat with the
influx of supplies this fell and win
ter, and probaby rise again when the
, The temporary "feast" in meat is
expected to resuty from the fact that
farmers will move their herds' to
market now rstther than hold them
for fattening in vieV of dwindling
feed supplies sit prices too high for
profitable meat production.
In addition, there is the apprehen
sion that the corn crop not only will
be. short but poor in :quality (as <well,
with a lot of "soft corn" in prospect
?corn which is poor in food value
and difficult to store satisfactorily.
With herds reduced, there will be
less meat for the American dinner
table next spring and summer.
The corn outlook is already some
628,000,000 bushels short of last
year, wi^h the current heat wave in
the Com Belt posing an even more
"serious threat," according to the
Agriculture Department's latest crop
? Crops as a whole are expected to
be 2 per cent above the average for
the 1942-1946 period, but 2 per cent'
below the recprd volume of last year.
The Government's hoped-for goal
for corn this year was 3,000,000,000
bushels. Last year's crop totaled
Corn crop prospects for 1947 were
estimated on Aug. 1 at 2,659,949,000
bushels. Since then the Midwest has
been seared by a heat wave, leading
Agriculture Department authorities
to add, as they issued these figures,
that "t^e continued hot dry weather
has become a serious threat to corn
and other crops in the Com Belt."
The com crop has suffered severe
ups and downs during the past few
months, with wet weather and floods
delaying or washing out plantings.
By working round the clock when
the sun finally shone upon the fields,
farmers managed to get the com in
to the ground. Hopes rose with the
weather favoring crops in first
ilf of July, and it was believed that
ley might pull out with little dam
ge after all. t
But com deteriorated during the
itter part of July in the central
orn Belt, causing the Agriculture
epartment to revise its estimates
jwnward to the present figure?
L0,051,000 bushels below the esti
The country has nothing to apol
gize for, however, in its crop pros
ects. Production has been stepped
p to history-making totals, and
ven with the slump in conn total
will be above the
peaa import. Com in j
been taken only a* a
| In France a? gapopriar
Visitors returning here report that
the French have had great difftoul
ty in nsing corn aa a eulretitute t or
wheat in bread.
Instead of using it in the type pf
com bread baked here, they lit*
tried to make it into the
French loaf, with a most unappeti i
ing result, admitted by Jm Fmsfh
themselves, it is related.
A Seabee diver, at work for
73 rd Naval Construction Battalion
on a dredging project at a Pacific
island during the war, looked arogad
mildly when he felt a nudge in Us
back. The "gentleman" doing the
[nudging, be discovered as he cle
ed his teeth to keep his heart from
jumping out of his month, was an
eight-foot shark! ,
The shark, who appeared merely
to have been peering ever the Sjea
bee's shoulder, moved over to anoth
er diver wotidng a few yards away,
where he looked on for a few mom
ents, then peacefully swam away.
Both divers surfaced immediately
and, for lack of anything stronger,
gulped several cups of hot coffee,
A Navy Seabee detachment assign
ed the job of installing a new-type
catapult at a Naval Air Station dur
ing the war found lacked the
equipment to haul the arresting
The gear, with its crate. ? weighed
4% tons and. extended 35 feet The
Seabees borydwed two lH-ton flat
bed trucks, placed them back to
back and centered the crate on six
inch wooden blocks on the truck
beds. Using half-inch wire cable to
keep the trucks at the correct dis
tance apart, the construction men
then moved the load 2% miles to the
site by driving one truck in forward
gear and the other in reverse.
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"Don't worry about me, Mom. Ill
keep my head down," the young Sea
bee wrote from his front-line fox
The mother received another let
ter the following week, in which the
Seabee told her be had been cut by
flying shrapnel. ,
"In the future," he said, "T'li keep
both ends down."
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A CVE (small airodaft carrier) pi
lot, accustomed to the tiny flight
deck of his . own ship, was prepar
ing to land on*the expansive deck of
one of our largest and finest car
riers. When given permission to
land, he asked?
"Which runway 7 "
The Tyrrhenian Sea.still washes
lie shores of Palermo in Sicily, but
t's not the fault of s certain Seabee
hipfitter, 'stationed there shortly
A Mm chief , ..
mate apparently was responsible tor ]
starting hie hofUiee off on their
The night Mora the Hading, he
pot hie tongue in hie cheek and told '
his mates that combat veteran, had
issued him that singing a love song
while going over the side of the ship '
NW a sore good lode charm. Super- 1
ptttfeus as moot servicemen, the vet
eran Seabees took the chief at his
At H-Honr, to the astonishment of
tattle-toughened Msrinea, meet of
the hard-bitten construe
were humming tnnelaealy and sing
ing softly to themselves ss they
maneuvered down the swaying hepe
In a variation of what Mohammad'
did when the mountain wouldn't
come to him, Seabees at an advance
bare in 1944 "stretched" an island to
reach a grounded LOT.
It happened when en LOT landing
at the base missed the channel and
grounded about 60 feet from the
The' incident pccurred during the
late afternoon. The ship had to be
unloaded and removed from the sand
bar by 2:80 (high tide)^ the follow
ing morning or be swamped.
Detachment 1084 (Special) imme
diately ran two pontoon barges be
tween the LOT and the beech to form
s causeway. They finished the cause
way by filling in with coral send.
Unloading operations began at 7:80
p. m. Exactly seven hours later, at
2:30 next morning, 3040 tons of gas
oline and additional cargo had been
discharged. As the men took time
out for coffee and. sandwiches, the
Seabees' actual working time was
six hours and 10 minutes. -
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Cutting hair for thousands of his
mates made a 'Seabee operator of a
"South Sea Island Barbershop" more
than a little absent-minded, but he
managed to get by until the day *
customer got into the chair with a
request to "take it all off."
The Seabee barber obligingly ran
the clippers over the pian's head end
then shaved his skull. The Seabee
customer left, and the next custom
er, the construction battalion's Exe
cutive Officer, sat down in his place.
Completely preoccupied, the bar
ber went to work. A few minutes
l^ter roars of rage brought him face
to face with the horrible truth; he
had unconsciously shaved the 'exec?
aa held as a aoeonut!
e e *
When his construction
to build a pip* line on a t
Be inland, a
few days la the open air, the Birtie
heMdd he had oak* the
wriest Job to the Sout|j jglM^
One morning he <*ft camp ae ueua
ine over preen hill* and down into ?
ravines entangled with -reapers. He <
calked uptil the eon went down, b*t
he pipe line stretched uivndingiy
ihead of Mm. ?
Despairing of ever finding- the
if the section laid that day,
[truck off into the woods in
* thought was a shortcut aa
oat in the jangle for hoars before
finding his way beck to camp.
Early the next morning he sought
>ut the pipe-laying crew to remark c
tbout tha -unbelievable amount of
uhing they had put down the pie
seding day. How had'they ever done
t? . '
"Why, we thought you knew,"
A word, the Seahee went
Ack to his photography. - .
The teacher was about the
iolphin and its habits. "And cfcil
Iren," she said Imprmeivelr, ."Just
hiakl A single dolphin will bare
? ?atha littie
[irl at the foot of tha class, "and
wwr many do tine married ones
lave?" - - ?
"All right back there," shouted
ha bus driver.
"No. Wait til I get my clothes
?ri" replied a feminine mice.
So the driver led'the stampede to
he rear and watched a girl get on
rith a basket of laundry.
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