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1947 & 1948 Articles about Sam and Julian Kipnis

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This short article in the January 02, 1948, issue of the Arizona Post featured a photo of this father and son team to “prove” they were in WWII together. There time in WWII did not quite go as planned, but you can read that in the article at the bottom. There’s more on Sam’s life, including his time as South Tucson’s mayor, in the book: What They Saved: Pieces of a Jewish Past.

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Here’s the October 03, 1947, story that led to the photo published above …. (note the next to the last paragraph is cutoff in the original article for some reason; only one line shows “Kipnis are trying to forget … “).

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1950 Commentary on the State of Willys-Overland Management

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features, Old News Articles
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1958 Photo of Arthur Gaeth: Source

Arthur Gaeth had a career that ranged from being a pre-WWII LDS missionary and tour conductor in what is now the Czech Republic/Slovakia, to reporting on displaced citizens in Europe. In 1946, he reported on the Nuremberg trials. In 1947, he provided more details on his life during a Senate hearing where he encouraged the loosening of travel restrictions in Europe. He subsequently had his own radio broadcast and Washington Correspondent for the Mutual Broadcasting System. In the 1950s he became the “Voice of the Denver Post” and a News Commentator for Denver’s KBTV News.

The reason for the background information on Arthur Gaeth is that In January of 1950 he delivered a scathing review of Willys-Overland’s management, which was printed out in the January 1, 1950, issue of the Arizona Sun. While there’s likely some exaggerations within, it still provides some interesting tidbits, such as Mahoney’s Technical Services, Incorporated, side deal. Also, if the name Empire Securities isn’t familiar to you, I’d suggest reading this 1946 Fortune article.

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1947 Beaverhead Willys Motors Ad

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old News Articles • TAGS: .

This ad was featured in the Dillon Daily Tribune on May 06,1947.

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1945 Article on the Peace Time Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

This July 25, 1945, article in the Dillon Examiner highlighted the newly released CJ-2A.

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1943 Image of Wounded on Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This 1943 image shows a crowd gathered around a jeep as it carries a wounded American. There are several articles about the war with Japan in this August 23, 1943, issue of the Daily Illini, but what caught me by surprise was Northwest Airlines’ attempt to secure a direct air route from Alaska to Tokyo even almost two years before the war eventually ended, as if we weren’t at war with Japan! Talk about advanced planning. 
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1943 Article on the Future of the Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

UPDATE: Barry explores this topic (future of the jeep) more on his Farmjeep site: https://www.farmjeep.com/2020/01/14/who-would-want-a-jeep-predictions-from-1943-and-1944/

This article on the future of the jeep was published in The Daily Illini on February 14, 1943.

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Jeep Hit By Train

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

This February 2, 1951, photo in the Sycamore Tribune was front page news and highlighted the effects of a train hitting a jeep. I wish the photo quality was better.

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1945 Article on Mobile Welding Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

This article from the March 28, 1945, issue of the Farmers’ Weekly Review highlights the mobile welding capabilities of the wartime jeep. The article also notes that the Army tested the jeep on a 500-mile obstacle course before approving it.

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Welding Shop on Wheels Is Big Help
Emergency Repairs Made on Field of Battle .

NEW YORK . — A highly mobile welding shop on wheels that can traverse ground which proved impassable to most previous maintenance vehicles has been developed by General Electric, in cooperation with army engineers, to enable emergency repairs of damaged war equipment to be made right on the field of battle, the company disclosed . Consisting of a standard army jeep bearing a specially perfected G-E arc welder, this mobile repair shop, according tc army reports , has proved invaluable in helping to keep front line equipment in fighting condition. In weight the G-E welder jeep is equivalent to a one-quarter ton truck, whereas the equipment it replaced consisted of a five-ton truck towing a one and one-half ton welding trailer. This weight reduction, plus the jeep s great maneuverability, enables the vehicle to readily negotiate rugged or muddy ground where larger and heavier trucks broke down. When desired for use in air borne operations it can also be loaded aboard a transport plane

Power to operate the welding unit is obtained by means of a V-belt which is connected to the engine of the jeep. As soon as the vehicle is brought to a stop the unit can be put in use. Proper engine speed is maintained by a governor, quickly disengaged to permit normal operation of the jeep. The welding unit is installed in place of the right front seat of the jeep, allowing the vehicle to carry a crew of three -men comfortably. Before accepting the welder jeep for service the army subjected it to rigid tests on a 500-mile obstacle course, the same course on which combat tanks are tested, and it came through with flying colors .”

 
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1948 Jeep Ad from A. B. Clothier & Son

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old News Articles

This ad appeared in the February 20, 1948, issue of the Oxford Leader, out of Oxford, Michigan.

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1943 Article Of Jeep Purchase By School Kids

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

Seattle’s St. Joseph Boy’s School and St. Joseph’s Academy worked together to buy a $900 jeep for the military.

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“A JEEP, valued at $900, was a gift to Uncle Sam, from students of St. Joseph’s Academy and St. Joseph’s Boys’ school. War stamps and bonds purchased by the boys and girls at their own school booths within a two-week period paid for the jeep. Purchasers wore tags, the girls bearing the likeness of General MacArthur and the inscription: “He’s Fighting—l’m Buying,” and the boys’ tags bore a gold V and distinguished star of various colors.

Bond buyers pictured from left to right with the jeep in front of the academy, are: Sergeant Dauer, Theresa Gamache, Lorraine Brule, Mary Ellen Chott, John Kerkem, William Himmelsbach and Patricia. Others were Francis Rooney, Claude Clifford, Laon Deymonaz, William Bischoff, Willetta Hofmeister, Donald Brule and nd Donna Gamache.”

 
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1950 Photo of “Bringing Up Father”

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

The December 22, 1950, issue of the Catholic Northwest Progress reported that Father (Major) Lawrence E. Ryan’s jeep was named “Bringing Up Father”.

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Chaplain’s Jeep Has Perfect Name

HAMHUNG, North Korea—Father (Major) Lawrence E. Ryan of Troy, N.Y.. (right), chaplain attached to the U.S. Third Infantry Division. could not have found a more appropriate title for his jeep. Here Father Ryan is shown talking to Pfc. Pedro Marti Arguinzone of Cavey, Puerto Rico, while using the jeep’s hood for a desk—(Religions News Service Photo.)”

 
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1943 Buenos Aires Motor Magazine

• CATEGORIES: Features, Magazine, Old Images, Old News Articles

The June 1943 issue of Motor Magazine out of Buenos Aires, Argentina, featured this introduction to the jeep on its front page. I snagged this copy off of eBay in December and it finally arrived. The 24-page magazine printed on newspaper covers a wide range of automotive subjects, most far above my rudimentary Spanish. I’m pretty surprised any of these survived!

Here are the first two pages (the only two that included the jeep as far as I could tell):

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Also included in the magazine was this ad(?) featuring a jeep.

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1959 Brazilian Bulletin Article About Jeeps in Brazil

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

I stumbled upon this article looking for something else.

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1956 News Photo Introducing the FC-150

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This photo and caption was published in the December 13, 1956, Madera Daily News-Tribune.

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1943 Photo of the ‘Mechanical Jack of All Trades’

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This photo was featured in the September 24th, 1943, issue of the Sugar House Bulletin (SLC, UT).

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1944 Photo of Jeep Stuck in New Guinea

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

Certainly it isn’t the first jeep to be stuck in New Guinea! This photo included a February 25, 1944, article from the Healdsburg Tribune that updated on New Guinea operations.
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1962 Photo of Men Who Completed Hemet Run

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

This April 20, 1962, article in the La Habra Star highlighted Sam Winner, Frances Hughes, and Cruz Gomez, who had recently completed the two-day, 300 mile Hemet Run and camp-out. The planned to followed that up with the Indio Jeep Run in May.

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1943 Photo of Kids Riding in a Slat Grille

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Old News Articles

These kids earned their way to a jeep ride. as described in the January 1, 1943, article in the Healdsburg Tribune, Enterprise and Scimitar (what a name!?!).

According to the Caption: “Up the steps of the 24th Street school, Los Angeles, goes an army Jeep loaded with thrilled children. The Jeep was their present to Uncle Sam, a present bought with war stamps from their savings. At the wheel Is Sergt. Virgil Yewell, Stamp sales totaled $11,190.35—a lot of nickels and dimes —and they’re buying more.”

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1941 Photo of a Ford GP in the Dirt

UPDATE: Joshua notes this is a Ford GP.

The photo was published in the June 12, 1941, issue of the Madera Tribune.

U. S. Army’s celebrated little “jeep” or “blitz buggy* technique, as shown here. Camouflage removed to into a hole under camouflage to provide new fightin ” which seems to go everywhere these days, now goes take picture, during maneuvers at California’s Ft. Ord. Captain William A. Dodds designed mount for .50-caliber gun.

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1943 Article About Cabrillo School Jeep War Bond Pruchase

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

This March 27, 1943, photo and article in the San Pedro News Pilot describe a big event at a Cabrillo Avenue School in San Pedro. Enough money was raised to warrant jeep rides at the school. I can imagine that must have left some memories with those kids!

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1943 Photo of Lena Horne Exiting a Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

This photo and caption from August 27, 1943, described Lena Horne’s visit to a local baseball game between SCU and players from the 92nd Infantry Division.

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Late 1940s Bob’s Sales & Service Ads

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old News Articles

Bob’s Sales & Service of Clare, Michigan, ran several different jeep ads between 1946 and 1948.

  1. Clare Sentinel March 29, 1946:
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  3. Clare Sentinel May 02, 1947, ad:
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1948 Article on Jeeps as ‘Stars” of a Agriculture Show

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

This November 04, 1948, article out of the Saline Observer, discussed a local agriculture demonstration and noted how jeeps were some of the stars of the show.

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1948 Jeep Ad Rainy Weather is Duck Soup

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old News Articles

This ad appeared in the Oxford Ledger on March 10, 1948, published by A. B. Clothier & Son out of Oxford, Michigan. It later appeared in the Leelanau County times on March 25, 1948, published by Harry’s Service Center, Traverse City, Michigan.

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1947 Ad for Citizen’s Garage

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old News Articles

This August 07, 1947, ad in the Sullivan Daily Times out of Sullivan, Indiana, highlights the services Citizen’s Garage provides. The Hudson and Willys-Overland dealer highlights its full range of services in the ad, which also features a photo with several jeeps.

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