Science: Bunny Masks

Possibly the first large section of U.S. citizenry to achieve a gas mask for every adult is Hawaii. This week the Territory is fast achieving an even more exciting goal—a "bunny mask" for each of its 50,000 infants.

A grizzled, hard-bitten veteran of World War I, Colonel George F. Unmacht, Hawaiian Coordinator for Civilian Gas Defense, is the creator of the bunny mask. With a Jap gas attack always a dread possibility, Colonel Unmacht decided that he "wanted something that would temporarily protect very young children from the effects of poison gas until they could be removed from the gas area." His...

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