Army & Navy And Civilian Defense: For Soldiers' Spectacles

When the Army began taking men who couldn't tell friend from foe without glasses, it had to do some quick figuring on what to do when the glasses got broken. (About 15% of the men in the armed forces wear glasses.) Last week the Army trotted out the mechanized answer—a truck-borne optical shop, designed by A. Turner Wells of American Optical Co. The oversize gadget packs $20,000 worth of lenses, frames, grinders, etc., can repair the spectacles of an army of 300,000 within rifle shot of the front. Military myopics of World...

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