.Thuricfoy, December 23, 1948 HOPE STAR, HOPE, ARKANSAS Pag* Nlnft 'MWML T . f\> A HAPPY Hempstead Motor Co, Portable Burglar Alarm Is Devised AP Newsfeatures Chicago Samuel Reuben, Jr.. has devised a portable burglar alarm. The gadget weighs about the same as a rifle and is about the size of a fishing tackle kit. Black sewing thread is looped around the area to be protected. One end ot the thread is attached to a lever on the alarm. The device goes off like a noisy telephone when the thread is severed. The alarm can be used to prevent car stealing. "All you do." says Reuben, "is set the alarm box on the floor. String the thread beside the driver's seat, then behind the clutch and brake pedals. Keeping the thread taut, close the door on it." The alarm also could be used in the woods to warn campers of ' bears. The thread is drawn around trees or bushes enclosing the area where campers are sleeping. it can be employed to warn of fire. The thread is stretched to the ceiling. Flames would burn the thread. Reuben said he got the idea for his alarm from equipment used in weaving machinery. Sutton Livestock Com, Co. AP Newsfeatures Naper, Neb. Have you run across any while blackbirds lately? Nebraska's unusual "Ranch in White" has a standing S100 offer to anyone who can add this particular albino to its famous collection of white animals and fowl. Roaming the picturesque 3,000- acre ranch in north central Nebraska are white horses, white cattle, while clogs, white cats, white coyotes, white deer, white guineas. There arc white peacocks, white ducks, white geese, white rabbits and. white canaries. The buildings. naturally, are white. And if anyone can suggest another method of furthering the white motif, ranch operator Cal Thompson and his wife. Ruth, would be happy to adopt it. The thing started with white nor ses—still the first love of the Thompsons. It was 1918 and things were tough in the cattle country. Mortgages hung over farms anc ranches like so many dark clouds Cal and Thompson, his brother. H. B found themselves Grandmother Had Right Idea Science Says By ALTON L. BLAKESUEE Associated Press Science Reporter New York, Dec. 18—Grandmother rocked her baby, and didnt worry when he sucked his thumb. And she had the right idea. For, on the emotional care of babies, much of the advice of baby Doctors today is a return to old I ideas. The wisdom of some of them is better understood. Good psychological care makes for happier babies and may prevent troubles later, doctors agreed at a recent meeting of the American academy of pediatrics. Parents arc happier, too, because child rearing is made easier when they follow the rules of common sense. Dr. Harry Bakwin, associate professor of pediatrics at New York University Medical school, said there was general agreement at the meeting on these ideas: Dont be too rigid about training and feeding schedules. Children go through stages of development and j growth. Their care should be ad- j justed to these changes. i "The demands of the child in what he wants to eat should be listened to, and often accepted, Dr. Bakwin said. "In general, chldren are better judges of what they need n foods that our own prccon- :civcd ideas based on findings ibout the "average" child. Each :hild is an individual and his needs vary." Tnumb sucking is more or less a latural habit. It brings satisfaction ike chewing gum or smoking docs .ater in life. It doesn't distort the shape of the jaws, and is only a minor factor in distorting teeth, the physicians agreed. Usually, the child quits the habit by the time he gets his permanent teeth. If he doesn't the distortion can easily corrected. If parents get upset and try to make the child stop the habit, they stir up his resistance and may upset him emotionally. A mother's instincts to pat and rock her baby are normal, and are good for both mother and child, j Dr. Bakwin continued. Many pediatricians now feel that what a mother instinctively wants to do for her baby is what is most pleasing and helpful to the baby. "Mothers shouldn't learn too heavily upon a doctor or nurse. They must try to learn to make decisions from the start about what their babies want, and what is good for them. They ncednt be afraid that they dont know enough. Their natural instincts arc good guides. It helps when women learn in ad- More than 4,500.000 U. S. school children—about one in every five— have defective vision, a test survey by the National Society for the Prevention of Blindness. Inc.. shows. Dr. Franklin M. Foote, society ex^oiitivo director, urges five stops. Medical care and examinations to discover serious eye an early stage. Regular vision-testing in all schools. 1 Proper lighting of classrooms i (ion. plus more legible reading ma- and proper choice of paints and j tcrial. defects at j decorations to avoid glare. Special care, including im * Desks and chairs so desicncd as proved lighting' and larger-typo programs j to allow children to read with body, books, for children with subnormal head, and eyes in the correct posi- vision. caught in a whirlpool of skiddin: %%^* 0F &^'*A -n^na^ c^ect in the. >K and also their land, once valued at $2,30,000. About the only unmortgaged property remaining was Old King and a few colored mares. Bankers considered horses poor security. Old King was a fine specimen of a stallion. His coat was a beautiful milk white over a pink. Starting over at a new location, the Thompsons put Old King to work. They crossed him with colored marcs. From the offspring they selected those colts with the characteristic white hair and pink skin. Eventially they had a breed of all- white stallions and all-white mares. ent stages that normal children go through. . i Doctors are encouraging a return to breast feeding whenever possible. Many feel that it's psychologically better for the baby and the mother. They reported a recent increase in the number of .vomen who nurse their babies. They also approved the rooming- in plan recently adopted in some hospitals. It gets back to old times when most babies were born ;>t home, and the mother had the child close beside her from the start. Psychologically, that's better too for mother and baby, Dr. Bakwin said. Father gets a break also in being able to see and get acquainted with his baby earlier. '..*> And with everybody's mind on Christmas, we patiicuSarly think of our friends and patrons whom we have enjoyed serving this past year. We say to aH of you, "May you have a .. f^ very cheerful and happy Holiday/ 215 South Main Hope, Ark. Elsewhere In Science: The first flood that is safe for transfusion or all groups, A. B. or O, is now Made by a process discovered at the University of Buffalo and manufactured by Sharp & Dohme, of Philadelphia. p group blood always has been fairly safe for transfusion in the different blood groups. But doctors seldom took chances, except in emergencies, because sometimes the O failed to work. The Buffalo discovery is two chemicals, one for H blood and one for B, which when added to blood make it always safe for the other groups. This treated O blood still is not the universal tranfusion blood that doctors would like to have, because it also has to contain the right RH factor. There is yet no way of making a universal RH blood. More than 60 per cent of boy babies born this year may expect to live to age 65, while almost 75 per cent of girl babies can expect that long a life, say statisticians of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. about half the girls may reach 75, and one in three of. the boj'S. The average white man who is now 65 can expect 12 2-e more years of life, and the average white woman of do has about 141-2 more years to go. Things you don't have to worry about: The pole star, one guidepost for navigators, isn't a permanent resident of the point in the sky directly over the North Pole. Right now, one star in the Little Dipper is the pole star. But in the future there will be others. About 7500 A. D., the pole star will be Aldcramin, in the constellation of Cepheus. Vega, in Lyra, will be the pole star in 14.000 A. D. and Thuban, in Draco, will the the pole star around 23,000 A. D. It had the job back in 2900 B. C., when some of the .Egyptian pyramids were built. The pole star changes because the point in the sky directly over the North Pole shifts in a circle among the stars. The estimates of time are made by scienists of the General Electric Research Laboratory. Unlike ordinary white horses which are born near-black or oif- grey in color and become lighter as they grow older. Thompson's horses are snow while at birth. I Today the while horse ranch ! serves as headquarters for tin. 1 I American Albino Horse Club. Inc.. I members of which are owner;- and 1 breeders of. Ihe su-caHed albino ; horse. j The club's national horse show J and rodeo is held annually :.t the 'ranch. The show business .sfi"t- : ed one summer when Thomii^i.n i was asked lo show a trained while i ; stallion at a county fair. For w.mt i of other legalia, he dressed 'i I'".. 1 j cowboys in baseball caps and ; i sent them along with the act. 'I I".'. I performance went over so w.-H tx. ! soon was sending louring unu'.-j j horse shcnvs on the road eveiy j year. i Besides training the horses, trie ranch trains Ihe trainers. (ji'.ViU- ales are offered a chance to liuvjl with the white horse troupe. _ _ 0 CHRISTMAS HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EACH OF YOU FROM EACH OF US Basil York Tom Morton Clifford Franks Oscar O'Dell jrgaaira^^.a:fryBa^.gaic^^ "•SB* •».'
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