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fighting our battles on many fronts scattered throughout the world - in a united effort to preserve for us and those generations that are yet to come, a decent world in which to live in peace as free men and women, no one has the right to make his respective individual job merely a commercial transaction.
Your President has said, "The months just ahead are critical months of war.  What has been done must be exceeded.  This is a total war.  We are all under fire, soldiers and civilians alike. No one is a spectator.  We are all belligerants."
To win this war, we must fight in the trenches - in the air - on and under the sea - in all corners of the earth.
So, this is no time for wishful thinking or lulling ourselves into a satisfied and complacent frame of mind by thinking that the problems of the day and the solution apply to others and not to us.
You and I and all other Americans are up against the most heart-tearing, soul-trying ordeal.  An ordeal of destruction by fire and sword. The sooner we realize that and get our shoulders behind the wheel and attain maximum production, the better off we all shall be -- the worst off our enemies will be -- and better still the sooner this war will come to an end.
The inconveniences and sacrifices required of our citizens must be accepted as the forefathers of this country and Washington's soldiers accepted with fortitude the hardships which were thrust upon them in those early days of this democracy.
There is only one way to eliminate this suffering and inconvenience fostered upon you and me and all others who love liberty and freedom - and that way is to increase production in such quantities that we literally drown our enemies in a production tidal wave.
Admittedly, to increase production may require our working overtime - Saturdays, Sundays and holidays - it will demand greater sacrifices than those we have already experienced - but, when it is necessary for us to relinquish our leisure hours and articles of comfort which we have been accustomed to classifying as necessities, we must ask ourselves this question:  "What sacrifices are those boys in the uniforms of my country and in the uniforms of our allies making for me?"
Those men have been making sacrifices daily since they were removed from their normal, peaceful, quiet lives and their home comforts - away from the companionship and joyous, happy hours with their loved ones - and you, their friends.
These sacrifices they have made without flinching in order that they may learn how to protect themselves, their loved ones, as well as you and your loved ones, from this horde of murderers who desire to enslave the world.
And what do these men ask in return for the sacrifices they are making?
They only ask that you furnish them with sufficient quantities of war material so they may defend you and yours - and if necessary dies for you.
Are you going to let them down?
I am sure you are not.
"What can I do other than what I am doing," you ask.
You can devote a portion of your off shift period to keep yourself physically fit.  Exercise, eat proper foods, get sufficient rest - because these things are essential to good health.  Good health is essential to proper performance of duties and increased production.
You can increase your production daily by working harder and 
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Captain H. R. Battley is a Public Relations Officer and Assistant to the Priorities Chief of the Eastern Procurement District of the United States Army Air Force, and a graduate of Virginia Military Institute, Johns-Hopkins and Columbia.  A most enviable educational record.
Lieutenant Jack Lepre, of same office, is a graduate of New York University, School of Aeronautics.
Lieutenant Keeley, also of same office, a Philadelphian, is out of the University of Pennsylvania.

faster and longer hours if necessary to assure deliveries of war items to your friends in uniform. You can buy war bonds and stamp out of every pay envelope.
War bonds and stamps will create a savings fund for you and at the same time will help to speed this war to a victorious end.  Above all, keep information about your work to yourself.  A casual remark about the product you make and the amount of the production may give an enemy agent just the information he seeks.  You wouldn't want to feel that a careless remark made by you was responsible for the death of even one of our service men.
That isn't a lot to ask of you.
It isn't too much, is it?
It is Amerca's job to out-produce - as well as to out-fight - the Axis powers and their conquered and puppet nations.
Our Army, Navy and Marines will do the fighting - but it is up to you to furnish them with sufficient materials with which to fight.
Each of you should say to yourself each day "I am going to do my part in this war.  I will never let it be said that MacArthur or any other American soldier, sailor or marine lost his life becaue I failed to do my job to the best of my ability.
We can win this war.
We must win this war.
And by  God's help, we shall win this war.

HAPPINESS AFTER BITTER STRUGGLE
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William Rex Cartledge, who in 1938, became the only-known survivor of the rare blood disease - Staphylococus Aurens (Golden Bug) is hale and hearty today, taking his place among other able-bodied workers in the Kellett Weld Shop.  During Mr. Cartledge's illness, he received 39 blood transfusions and there was little hope for his recovery.
On March 21st, Mr. Cartledge reached the heights of happiness as on that day his marriage to Miss Ruth Virginia James took place in the Drexel Hill Baptist Church.  Drexel Hill.
It is apparent that joy now reigns supreme and all of us are glad.

An Ounce Of Prevention
Dr. J. J. Cancelmo, Plant Physician
We want you to see our point of view about minor injuries.  If we can make you understand what we are trying to do then you will know your cooperation is very important.  Minor injuries can be might serious if improperly treated or if treatment is delayed.
Minor wounds such as cuts or lacerations, abrasions, bruises, burns, and foreign bodies require very little treatment if seen early, but these wounds are commonly disregarded.  As a result of lack of treatment, infection may set in or the part may become disabled for a long time and often permanently.  As a result of delayed treatment these minor wounds cause loss of time and increase the cost of medical care.
Let' see how this is possible.  The skin is protective and it prevents infection from getting into the tissues.  When the skin is cut, then it is possible for germs to get into deeper tissues and set up an infection local, general or both.  If the wound is seen early and dressed by one of our nurses - and we have three of them now - Miss Jones, Miss Lese, and Miss Sherwin, the wound is carefully cleaned and a sterile dressing is applied.  The vast majority of these cases heal promptly and no complications set in.  It is the wound that is not immediately cleaned up that gives us trouble.  These become infected and lead to other complications.  Wounds close to the joints of fingers are particularly dangerous because infection may be carried into the join and result in stiffness of the finger.
From our standpoint we want to get you back on your jobs as soon as possible with as little loss of time to you, cost to your employer, and frankly less work and headaches to us.  And don't think you don't worry us.  You are not to treat these wounds yourself.
Don't try to take foreign bodies out of the eye.  Often as not we will send you to a specialist for that, because we don't feel qualified to treat all eye injuries.  Let us be the judge of what treatment to give you and come to us immediately after injury.

KELLETT HONOR ROLL OF BLOOD DONORS
Charles Artment | C-2
Joseph  Cowan | C-3
Elmer Herman | E-1
Edward Lang Jr | P-1
Amos Lauderbach | P-1
William Mills | E-1
Charles Nichols | E-2
Joseph Petitte | C-4
R. H. Prewitt
Eric Swanson | C-3
Alfred Wolfson |C-4

April 2, 1942
MONTHLY REPORT OF GROUP INSURANCE PAYMENTS FOR MARCH 1942
Employee Accident and Sickness Claims:
2 claims | $21.43
Employee Hospitalization Accident and Sickness Claims:
2 claims Hospitalization | $245.00
Sickness Claims | 77.85
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| $322.85
Employee Hospitalization and Death Benefits:
1 claim  Hospitalization | $ 23.00
Death Benefit | $500.00
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|$523.00
Maternity Benefits for Employees' Dependents:
3 claims | $120.00
Total payments for the month of March amount to $987.28

Kellett On Parade
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SUNDAY, Marc 22nd, was the date of a most impressive parade on Woodland Ave., given under the auspices of the Southwest National Defense Unit (32nd) Police District) headed by David Triester, Air Raid Warden, ably supported by Captain Francis J. Dunn and Lieutenant Leonard Dunlap.
We estimated there were over five thousand paraders, including various divisions of National Defense Units, Air Rad, First Aid, Auxiliary Fire and Police.  In addition were many American Legion Posts, resplendent in their colorful uniforms, and of course, with plenty of music.
The Industrial Defense Unit was headed by Kellett station wagon containing our No. 1 Plant nurse - Miss Lydia Jones, Miss Augusta Dalrymple, Air Raid Warden, both in full official regalia; and two plant guards, Messrs.  Marks and Somers.  Towed by the station wagon was a Kellett Autogiro which had previously distinguished itself in outstanding performances most notably, of landing and taking off directly in front of our National Capital Building in Washington, D. C. and of carrying U.S. mail several times daily between Camden, N. J. Airport and the main Philadelphia Post-office, using the roof of the Post-office for landing and take-off.  During its entire period of this service the schedule of trips was maintained eighty-six percent of complete; extreme weather conditions accounting for the balance.
our Mark DuPont, Jr. was at the controls of the autogiro and Miss Bobbi Walters in the forward cockpit, with her brand new official air raid warden uniform, as observer.  The gracious smiles of both Bobbi and Mark, Jr., plus the giro, drew rounds of applause all along the route of the parade, as well as from the reviewing stand where Judges Harry S. McDevitt and Vincent A. Carroll held forth.  All told, the giro demonstrated its flexibility on the ground as well as in the air.

Reporter Interviews
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example of the operation of this policy.
Cy came with the company in September 1940, as an Inspector.  Through diligence he worked his way up through several advances to a responsible position in the Inspection Department and from there took over Personnel, from which job he is now being elevated to the position of Superintendent.
"It is always a source of gratification to see an old Kellett man show the ability to work himself up as Cy has done" said Kellett.
When questioned about the bond drive, R. G. Kellett heartily endorsed it and called attention to his remarks on the subject of Defense Bonds printed in the paper some few weeks ago.  At that time he dwelled on the fact that ability of the country to switch back from war to peace-time production quickly and with the minimum of hardship will be dependent to a great extent on the purchasing power of 
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BOBBI WALTERS
GUARD CASH

the people at that time.  He feels that unquestionably the need for peace-time goods will be great, since there are so many articles which we all use in our every-day lives, but which have been or are being shut off to us in increasing numbers daily.  All that will be needed, he said, will be the buying power in the hands of the masses to create a tremendous demand for these product and get everybody swung back into peace-time production again.
One of the best ways to prepare ourselves individually for this, he added, would be to have a nest egg savings, including Defense Bonds so that we can again stock up with these conveniences and at the same time perform the peace-time patriotic duty which wil be to help get everybody, not only those of us who are now in defense industries, but our home-coming soldiers and sailors back to work again.

Bomber Spans Ocean
London, April 2 (Thursday) (A.P.)-An American-built four - engined Liberator (Consolidated) bomber has flown 2200 miles from Newfoundland to Britain in the record time of six hours and 40 minutes the Ferry command announced today.
The new time of 400 minutes eclipsed, by exactly one hour the transatlantic flight record set three months ago by a young English pilot.
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