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Overseas Marriages Collapse
From Homesickness, Youth

NEW 'YORK, Aug. 10-(MP-Not
all of the marriages between Ameri-
can servicemen and women of other
nations were made in heaven. Some
of them already have cracked up.
The chief cause, says Eileen Pat-
terson of the English Speaking un-
ion, is that many American soldiers
married too young to realize what
responsibilities they were incurring.
The best available estimate of the
number of wives who have gone
home is about five per cent, a figure
obtained from New York agencies
who have close acquaintnce with the
Army Air Force Asks
For Officer-Specialists
The Army Air forces lacks suffi-
cient volunteers to fill its require-
ments in certain fields and has issued
a request to former officer-specialists
to make themselves available for re-
call, the Army Air Forces Military
Personnel Division has announced.
New shortages have arisen in the
following categories: Chaplain, avia-
tion ordnance officer, air transport
officer, weather officer pilot, sani-
tary engineer, cryptographic security
officer, military intelligence and in-
telligence staff officers.

girls and their problems. The Army
has brought about 45,000 overseas
wives to the U.S. but has no idea how
many have returned.
Homesickness has been a factor
in driving brides home. Others have
discovered that their husbands told
tall tales about their home environ-
ment and, disillusioned, they give up
and go home.
Some case histories present tragic-
comic situations. One Engish girl
whose husband's home is in New
Jersey found the mosquitoes so diffi-
cult that he had to take her on a
vacation to get her mind off them.
When British girls insist on going
home, their American husbands can-
not accompany them. England, hav-
ing a difficult time with food and
basic comforts, does not welcome im-
The wives agree among themselves
on some things:
1. They are baffled by simplified
spelling used in their husband's let-
ters (nite for night, etc.) and in our
newspapers. 2. They are surprised
by the amount of makeup American
girls wear and the young age at
which they start. 3. They don't like,
having name badges pinned on them
at teas. 4. They don't like being
called "war brides" or "GI brides."

AMG Reports
Church Revival
In Germany
New Vitality Results
From Lifting of Bans
Imposed by Hitler
\BERLIN-UP)-A general upsurge
of religious feeling in Germany af-
ter 12 years of church persecution
under the Nazis is reported by the
Religious Affairs Section of the
American Military Government.
"It is a more quiet development
than the noisy American revivals
with which we are acquainted," a
spokesman said, "and the fact that
it is so widespread demonstrates that
the churches have emerged from
Nazi suppression with greater
strength and vitality than ever be-
No statistical data on the strngth
of the churches are available. (Six-
ty per cent of pre-war Germany be-
longed to the Evangelical faith and
33 per cent was Catholic. The im-
pact of war and the influx of dis-
placed persons probably have
changed that picture.)
In the American, British and
French zones of occupation the con-
fessional schools, which Hitler closed,
are free to operate; religious instruc-
tion is allowed in the public schools
on the basis of voluntary attendance.
In the Russian zone, the interpre-
tation of freedom of religion doesn't
go as far.
- While services may be held freely,
confessional schools have not been
allowed to reopen nor is religious
instruction permitted in the public
The Jewish communities, practi-
cally wiped out by the Nazis, slowly
are being reconstructed. Reports
from the American zone said that
many synagogues have been repaired
provisionally so that services can
be held. There is an acute shortage
of trained Rabbis, prayer books and
other religious articles.
To help relieve the shortage of
priests and ministers, clergymen and
theological students were released
quickly from prisoner of war camps
and the majority of the theological
institutions reopened.

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The use of the atomic bomb may
lead to the salvaging of petroleum
supplies heretofore locked in shales
deep within the bowels of the earth.
A West Coast petroleum expert
has described the existence of solid
oil deposits which have escaped the
liquefying action of volcanic heat.
By releasing atomic bombs at the
bottom of drill holes, the vast liber-
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the shales by conduction. Thus oil
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A new mechanical computing ma-
chine has been delivered to scientists
at White Sands, New Mexico, for use
in tests destined to introduce com-
mercial rocket transportation with-
in the next few years.
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time required in determining velocity,

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flight through space. The machine
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rocket flight at various altitudes.
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The use of a photo-electric unit
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street lighting has been announced.
This device will turn on lights when
the north sky illumination is re-
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ing light reaches a point 2 candles
above the turn-on position.

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