FAME KNOCKS TWICEOnly two days after he had received word that one of his sons had been decorated for bravery in action as a flying lieutenant in the Marine Corps, Major Charles Kendrick was notified by the War Department that his firm had officially been congratulated for outstanding contribution to the war effort.
The firmSchlage Lock Co.made a rapid conversion from brass to steel cartridge cases. Accomplished without fanfare, this industrial achievement is nevertheless spectacular, wrote Maj. Gen. L.H. Campbell Jr., chief of ordnance.
Another son, Marron Kendrick, is company sales manager.
THE EYES HAVE ITAn extra pair of sun glasses lying around the house? If so, you are kindly asked to turn them over to the San Francisco League for Service Men which is trying to secure several thousand pairs for soldiers and marines in the tropics. Glasses may be left at headquarters, 1430 Van Ness-av.
WINE, WOMEN AND WORKFor the first time, De Turk winery at Santa Rosa is employing women to aid in harvesting the grape crop, driving trucks and delivering the grapes at the wineries.
JINGLE BELLSFor service men whose Christmas presents may be lost in transit, or that wont arrive on time or for those who may not be remembered at all, the Junior Chamber of Commerce has a plan up its sleeve.
The Chambers industrial committee has set up a bureau at 373 Geary-st, where gifts may be donated between now and Nov. 1. There AWVS [American Women in Voluntary Service] volunteers and chamber members under Jack Hardy will package and crate the presents and sent them overseas. Others will go to California Army camps.
The idea is that no one in the armed forces is to go without a Christmas present this year.
GOOD LISTENINGThe spoken word will give dramatic punch to the War Chest drive through a series of original dramatizations, the first of which will be broadcast tomorrow noon over KPO, KJBS, KQW and KSAN.
Helen L. Ennis of the Red Cross publicity staff is the author of the sketches.
POSTSCRIPTSThe [recording] studio at the 70 Oak-st USO has transcribed 412 records for service men during the past month.
Joe Bosque said there was no decrease in production of the 15-minute electrical transcriptions because of the recent Army regulation against writing home in a foreign language.
A service man who wants to send a letter-record back home to his family or girl friend can do so at the coast of a recording and postage10c.
MEATLESS MENUS . . . Patrons at the St. Francis Hotel, who ask for lamb chops on Tuesdays and Fridays, will be served chicken or fish croquettes instead.
Beginning next week no beef, lamb or pork will be served on those days. But therell be plenty of chicken and fish, the management announced.
Watch for other hotels and restaurants adopting these menu changes
The two-man submarine captured on an Oahu beach after the Dec. 7 attack on Pearl Harbor is slated to start backfiring on the Japanese on Oct. 27 in Civic Center as part of the annual Navy Day celebration.
It will be the first public display of the craft in a nation-wide War Bond tour, which is expected to produce record bond sales.
General DeWitt, Admiral Greenslade and Maj. Gen. Upshur will be speakers
at the noon ceremonies. Mayor Rossi will represent the city. At an evening
fete, enlisted men of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard will be guests
at a reception and grand ball in the Veterans Auditorium.
Mans last sacred domain has been violated by the demands of war: The Army barber shop.
Now, even at Camp Roberts women applicants are WELCOMED to apply for jobs to fill the need of at least 20 barbers in shops where once only men and The Police Gazette were supreme.
The Public Relations Office of the camp announced today that applications
for barber jobs should be writing Major H.L. Merritt, Camp Exchange officer.
Marinship Has Second Launching
Another vessel, the SS William T. Coleman,
has gone down the ways in
the Marinship yard at Sausalito. Mrs. Ray L. Hamilton, wife of the production
manager, christened the second Liberty ship to be launched at the new war
plant in ceremonies yesterday.
Do It Now
Be sure your book isnt over six inches by 11 in sizeand
most important, mail it before Nov. 1.