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Pottstown Mercury and THE POTTSTOWN NEWS every morning except 8und»7 by th« Pott«town Dally Hew* Publishing Co.. Hanoter ·nd King Street* Phone 2283. WILLIAM W. HIE8TER. Prwldont SHANDY HILL. General Manager ' CHARLES D. TRELEVEN. Newa Editor SUBSCRIPTION BATES »y Carrier -- 15 cents per week. $7.80 j«r y«wr. By Mall (payable strictly in advance): Six Three One Ye*r Months Months Month Within 150 miles *7.80 $3 S0 $1 95 65 Ail Other ........ 900 4.50 225 75 Entered at Pottstown Postofflce as 2nd clam matter MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press Is entitled exclusively to the use for republlcatlon of all local news printed In thin newspaper, as well as all AP news dispatches. All rtshts of special dispatches herein are also reserved. _ THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 1948 Cast thy bread upon the waters; for thou shalt find it after many days. ·--Ecclesiastes XI:I. Driving Tests P ENNSYLVANIA feels that automobiles must be examined twice yearly to make sure that they are safe for driving. We heartily agree with this view. But human beings, Tike machines, change with the timey. A good driver of a Model T on a deserted road, might constitute a menace on the high speed highways of today, where his lack of training might mean death to others. We are" teaching new drivers with courses in high school. The State police have devised strict driving tests that require a good driver to pass. All this is a step in the right direction, but yet nothing is done about the outmoded drivers who still think in terms of highways of 1920. Sight and hearing of individuals change ·with time, but if %hey were passable when they took the test 10 or 15 years ago, there is no way for the Bureau of Highway of Safety to know that they need sight and hearing aids now. The State Legislature should pass a law requiring drivers to reappear for physical and driving tests every five years. Those failing the tests would have their licenses revoked until they meet the needed requirements. Law vs. Lewis IT would be ironical--but no loss gratifying * on that account--if the Taft-Hartley Act which President Truman scorned should prove to be the weapon by which John L. Lewis' arrogant czarism was overborne. The President has invoked the Taft-Hartley legal machinery providing for a report by a fact-finding board, after which the government may seek, an injunction to halt a strike Imperiling the national welfare. Such an Injunction would be backed by the threat of heavy fines or jail sentences. It clearly is pointless to hope that Mr. Lewis will ever seek agreement in an atmosphere of reasonable compromise. The insincerity of his pretense at bargaining--te- illustrated by his refusal to meet with the operators on the appointment of a third trustee to administer the miners' welfare fund. He further refused to attend a peace conference called by Cyrus S. Ching, the government mediator. His rejection of government proposals is made with his customary sneer at those who oppose Ms wflL His terms for a settlement of the walkout, which is not called a strike on the hollowest of pretenses, are not even made clear and definite. Mr. Lewis has fed on victory until he has become insufferable. The Taft-Hartley machinery should be invoked against him with all possible speed. If it proves inadequate, it will be notice to the next Congress that the law needs strengthening. Controls Again? IMMINENT passage of the European recov- ' cry- act and the probability of increased military spending raises the question of imposing various controls on a wide front. President Truman has dropped some significant hints. Let's look at the total problem before the country. Expenditures in the United States are currently made UJP of the following items on an annual basis: Consumer buying $170 biHicrs. Provate capital outlay 30 billion Net purchases for overseas 10 billion Government spending 30 billion _^ ai $240 billion ERP involves spending net purchases for overseas. The house omnibus measure lumps total foreign aid at $6.2 billion. But it isn't likely that net overseas purchases for the next fiscal year will rise above the present $10 billion total- Foreign countries have bought much here with gold and dollars, but they are running out of those valuables. ERP ·won't more than make up the difference. The need for armaments will have more effect on possible controls. If expenditures are increased by So billion then capital expenditures may have to be curtailed by that much. It might be argued that ^e might expand our economy to take care of a So billion item. But that expansion would be accompanied by a like increase in money income. That money would seek, an outlet. So more goods would have to be supplied to care for that income or we would have that much more inflation Barring war or a determined preparation f. - ?-ar. widespread controls should not be r.c?cec~. In tlie meantime the co"jnir\ would ac oc ".·'· off lor a little voluntary restraint ;n p-.-, vr plant expansion. We have be^n tr. me t"» re- ihead pretty fast and Thereby r r .:r:nb;r:i.s to inflation. Grampaw Oakley PCNKIN CORNERS Editor. The Metrurj, March 31. Dear :ir 'n' Brolncr: Hal. 1 5f b? thr papers where a bus with a second jlorr K on Jhr Tnarkci. What? \nfi.hrr itrnr- dfirloprd pnis- «n- proof fh»s What's Uir tnc irf*a? W a n t to boom the fly scatter indn*tr? A news storv j,aj« some jeponces crow to the beicM *f «.ix feet. Thais, right ·\\e hare one ri?bl heir in the office. He owes err-y- bodr! And sar: The United Statr*. acrordinjf to a speaker, has a split Sure -- Republican and Demo- air HEADERS SAY: School for Future Wives; Sleep Is Interrupted letter* tnurt not b« more Uiaa £M words IOBK, of current topics and muvt not InTolve personalities Writers mast sign their names and elve street address «s evidence of good faith but the* will b« withheld from publication on request. It Is a ciimlnal offense to sign another pen-oii'ir name. Poetry, and communications advocating the election of political candidates are not acceptable By MERCURY READERS Not Prepared for Married Life To the Editor: I think there should be a law passed ·whereby all girls 1C years old or even younger should be compelled to go to a training school for future wives, to teach them what marriage means and what the duties of married life are. A great many girls marry and take the marriage vows as just a part of the ceremony to Wi, until the preacher says, "Now you are man and wife." Then, after that, they don't mean anything. Mothers should, by all means and for the good of their daughters' future, bring them up to know how to keep house, to mend, sew, cook and to keep a house neat and clean, with a pi~ce for everything and everything in its place. In order to do that they must get up early in the morning and get onto the job and not lay in bed all forenoon and expect to get up and go gadding around_ the rest of the day and evening and leave the baby to be taken care of by anyone who will do it. If such a school as above mentioned could be a reality, and have the girls pass an examination a couple of times a year, if they qualify all right. But if they don't they should be refused a marriage license until they do qualify. There are too many divorces and broken homes just because girls marry without knowing what it is all about, A good time to start training a child is when they are seven or eight years old. I'm not leaving the boys out entirely. They need it, too. Am I not right? Pottstown MUCH CONCERNED WASHINGTON GOING WITH THE WIND GOP Agrees to Give Up Congress' Summer Recess By RAY TUCKER Speaker Martin Those 'Cowboy' Airplane Pilots To the Editor: The long arm of the law ought to reach toward the sky and grab some of these "cowboy" airplane pilots. I was aroused out of nice Sunday morning sleep not too long ago by one of these buzzing bulls from the blue. Then, when I got up to look out the window, I hit the floor -oat of fear the darned thing was coming right into the house. We've got plenty of chances to nab our highway cowboys, but we need more protection from these Cossacks of the clouds. Parkerford GROUND-MINDED The Worry Clinic WASHINGTON, March 31 -- The Republican leaders on Capitol Hill have virtually agreed to hold Congress ui session without any Summer recess because of the strained relations with Russia. Only a permanent and s a t i s f a c t o r y a g r e e m e n t with Moscow will change that schedule, and such a miracle is not t expected within the I next few months, if ever. Speaker Martin, I who is determined the United States shall be prepared for any worsening of the I present situation, is largely responsible; for t h i s decision, | which is extremely unusual in time of pear-c. He has outlined a program for rebuilding the national defence establishment so elaborate that it may not be completed during the current session. * * * _-- CONVENTION: He met less grumbling from the membership than anticipated. A majority of the Rebublicanmembers from faraway states would probably remain around Washington in any event to attend the June 12-19 convention at Philadelphia. Most of the Democrats will have to return to that city for their affair, which will probably last from July 21 to 26 or beyond. Moreover, it will not be necessary for the full membership to be on hand during the Summer assemblage. No legislation will be enacted unless it is strictly necessary. But committees charged with handling questions involving foreign affairs and military matters will sit almost continuously under the plan that contemplates greater expansion and modernization of the armed services than any yet announced. » * » POLITICAL: GOP strategists admit privately that political considerations involving the presidential campaign partially motivate their strategy for a continuous session. For one thing, it is axiomatic that the man in the White House usually grows m stature when the M.C.'s are scattered throughout the country. He has the spotlight to himself, and his words attract more attention when he does not have to compete with Capitol Hill oratory or activity. * * » WORRIED: The Republicans will also keep several .of their star investigation committees in action, with the obvious intention of obtaining favorable notice for themselves anrj .aflpprsp pnhlirity for In Retrospect ^yy»TM" r tigs May tome Down... ' How to Break Child... 50 Years Ago April 1, 1898 TWIN SISTERS CELEBRATE -- Mrs. Worthington S. Klink and Mrs. Charles G. Snyder, twin sisters of this borough, observed their 28th birthday anniversaries, at the Klink home. Beech and Washington streets. They are daughters of Mr. ana Mrs. Abraham Henrlcks. M. Y. Henricks, this borough, is a brother. * * * RED MEN ELECT -- Sanatoga Tribe, Order of Red Men, elected officers as follows: H. R. Bair, sachem; J. Frank Dennis, .unior Sachem: J. M. Hartenstine. prophet; Jefferson Seasholtz, chief of records; Harry F. Eimerbrink, keeper of wampum, and Harry S. Grimley, trustee. * * · NUPTIAL EVENT -- Bertha May Slonakeij daughter of John F. Slonaker, Lower Pottsgrove, was married to Elmer Ellsworth Kirlin, son of Jacob Kirlin, Shenkel, by Rev. L. J. Bickel. The Unique band of Shenkel serenaded the couple. 25 Years Ago April 1, 1923 SCHOOL BUILDING -- School directors H. M. Lessig and F. C E. Mihl- house, at last night's board meeting presented a resolution providing for delay of erection of- the Hollywood I How's Your Mind? By EDITH GWYNN HOLLYWOOD, March 31--No one could possibly appear in .all the pictures supposedly lined up for Valli, but now it's been definitely settled as to what her next flicker will be. She goes right into "Weep N o M o r e " f o r which David Selz- mck has loaned her to RKO. It's quite a different role from that in "Miracle of the Bells" in which the Italian beauty is currently scoring. She'll play a wealthy socialite, confined to a wheelchair. Joseph Cotten will be her co-star and shoot- Bonita Granvflle m « s tarts m two weeks . . . Jack Wrather, who besides being an upcoming producer is also the groom of Bonita Granvule, just 'bought the Sat. Eve Post story, "The Man Who Cured the Common Cold" and will make it for Allied Artists. At jfois writing, he's trying to get THE ANSWER, QUICK! 1. What comprises an army "Battalion; what is the rank of its commanding officer, and how does a battalion compare in size with a company or a regiment? 2. With what card games are the following terms connected: "grand slam"; "high, low, jack and the game"; "Fifteen two"; "nullo"; "queen o' spades"? 3. At what speeds do you get the best gasoline mileage out of your automobile? ....''£ By OB- GEORGE W. CRANE MIRIAM L., 29, is an attractive looking wife. "Dr. Crane, Miriam seems to have nothing but sexual escapades in mind," her husband informed me one afternoon. "Why, she has no sense of honor at all In the past year alone, she has had affairs with eight of my younger fraternity brothers at college. "And how many other men she has seduced or associated with at hotels and elsewhere, I have no way of estimating, but she boasts about her knowledge of men. "Dr. Crane, what is wrong with my wife? Is she what would be called a nyphomaniac?" THE FIRST question I asked this husband was, "Is Miriam sterile?" For in my wide professional experience I have met a number of women like Miriam, who are termed nymphomaniacs. These women have an apparently uncontrollable deteire for sexual indulgence. But in every''case sthat has come to my office. J^have found their desire to be a mental or psychological hunger based on an inferiority complex. Nymphomaniacs, like most wives, obtain little specific local stimulation from sexual relations. Their pleasur6 is chiefly an inflation of their feminine vanity. It simply flatters them to think, they can attract men so easily. But why does Miriam need such excessive flattery? My first guess was correct. Miriam had been operated on a few years before and now is incapable of having any children. So she suffers from what Adler calls an organic inferiority complex. She feels below par as a woman! She is haunted by the fear that her sexual attractiveness is gone. So she flirts outrageously and indulges in promiscuous sexual relatior.s simply to reassure herself. She isn't passionate, but is scared lest she be prematurely old! Some nymphomaniacs have other types of sexual inferiority complex. One such patient of nun- had suffered a breast amputation, which led her to believe she no longer was a iiorroal female, so she also went haywire in a rash attempt to inflate her feminine sexual vanity. People ·tfhc suffer from any stigma, minor though n be to the outside world, are inclined to o-.ermagmfy the seriousness of their defec* So they of'en compensate to such an extreme dc^r^e as to become ven- obijuus. They may eien onpe^r emotionally unbalanced. Miriam be lr ii_s .: :],],, -,erv catezo/y Anunal; srem * h.u c little T no idealism regarcir,:: l^v b it mankind has been cr?nted a brain b;. ·ahirh to eiohe chas- *:"y. morn gam; and -various other requisites for perfect vc .As soon as a man or ·aomaa begins to imitate the hoc and tear all the sentiment and beat:t. the honor and truthfulness, the unselfishness arid idealism from marital rcla;.om. that person not only acts swinish but eien beerns to feel a denre to bnr.c oerybody else down to his own unbapjr. .evei. Miriam's hi^bir.a 15 a eooci mnn But hiS -Rife and cicht o' h,; j-wom fraternity Droghers hair doubie-cro^en him He ha^n · been hurl a- nvirh H^ 'hT h d \ p ho^fver. for thn arc bl.nara to the r.--i^t brnu',f-:i attnbirr of ! t \f--it; iicalisr.i Thr;,'-.e oo3(i OUT b-aj';. for GRAMPAW NEC OAKLE1 F L O W E R S 3? LIVING For MR. AXD. MRS. THOMAS P. KAAS 232 K.r.t- -T'-r BECAUSE ': ' · uere recent iv u n ' c « in marr.age. the political foe. And, inasmuch as the GOP-ers believe they have a stronger machine for the counties, states and cities thanjthe Democrats, they think they may gainirather than lose from an absentee system of campaigning. Even allowing for this Machiavellian motive, however, the decision to carry on under war-time procedure reveals how worried the legislative leaders have become over the struggle between the communistic and democratic forces throughout the world. * * * STOCKPILING: Despite this country's terrific shortages of a score of strategic materials essential for the manufacture of war mateiials, President Truman has cut in half the armed services' request of $650,000,000 for stockpiling these commodities. His economy in this field has amazed Congressmen versed in this subject, and damaged Defense morale. The surprising feature of the White House reduction is that it was promulgated in the midst of the anti-Communist campaign which Secretary Marshall launched last June in his Harvard address. In late January, at the very moment Mr. Truman was asking for prompt action in the actual E. R. P. program, as well as additional aid to Greece and Turkey, he insisted that the Budget make a 50 per cent reduction in the military experts' estimates. The commodities involved do not consist only of such well-known but scarce materials as rubber, diamonds, tin, bauxite (aluminum ore), hemp etc. They include rare minerals of which most people have never heard, but which are required in the fabrication of everything from airplanes to electronic equipment · * * » SIGNIFICANCE: The House Appropriations Subcommittee handling this problem was so astounded by the President's action that it immediately moved to remedy it. So far. however. Mr. Truman has not asked for additional funds for this account. Subcommittee Chairman Gordon Canfield, of New Jersey, promptly caught the significance of Mr. Truman's cut. and deferred all consideration of this section of the appropriations allocations handled by his group. He provided routine funds lor the Post Office and Treasury, but he held up any action on questions involving the stockpiling of strategic goods He will begin hearings on this problem within a few weeks. Then, if the White House ha^ not submitted a deficiency estimate, he "Bill mo»e himself *o crant the original amount wanted by the military. CAMPAIGN: House Rppublic?ns haic oeguii a deliberate campaicn to discredit the two Cabinet members -Rho have frequently been advanced a^ possible run- mnc-mates for President Truman They are SecretAry of S1-?tc Marshall and Secretary o' Commrire Hamman House "Wais and Mran?. Committee Chairman Knutsons recenl o u t b u r s t against Mr. Marshall was an individual effort. But it rrprr^niR a crowing senti- ir.onl ;hat the Virc.rnan was a far more "flcrtiie ihicl of staff than a foreign mini,= 4 fr. Moreover. :t i, rare th.it ;uch an ant member ol the Iradervh.p p .-p^aks T. foi hr^h'ly on a major js.-U'* or prrr.or.nh". withoV fiist conoulti: ~ l\.- a^-ociatc GOP ir.rmbcr^ ha-. ^ ^r.'^'a.Ty-d Mr. Harrim.jn txYusf of hi^ inclusion of /i/i'^d radicals :n romm:*e\s ·ah:rh helped to prepare data for formulation of E R P . Thev make th* 'urthT charge tha 4 ome of T^cse men. ·aho were named to 'heir present pot's bv Henr*. A Wallace, will -^ow up in the ffr.erai agency that will handle the attribution of Marshall Plan funds to European nations, They hint that a portion of the money may CVMI find i*« war to satellite countries, or even to Moscow itse'.f. FundamentsUv. however. the«o not- .«.hov at fao of ;hr more di.-:ir^m.hed nipm-XT- of thf nre^aoritial iam.lv are r» s»i' v d to ,vr:p '.i^m ^f p^J.Mcal glamor and their vote-getting appeal Prank Morgan for the lead. * * * LEO GENN, currently in the Bahamas (probably still trying to jet away from the smell of "Mourning Becomes Electra") returns to his native England in June. He's not expected to return to the Bollywoods until late Fall . . . Kathryn Grayson and Johnny Johnston started out on what they thought would be a long theater tour when they left Hollywood a couple of weeks ago. But now, after they fulfill their engagement in Chicago, they're going to cancel the rest of the junket A nurse went along with the Grayson gal who isn't feeling well at alL She expects a baby in a few months and will rest until then. * * * "BERLIN EXPRESS" the R. K. O. super (co-starring Merle Oberon and Robert Ryan) that was made in Germany the past Summer, has the producers on the lot in a bit of a dither. They've all been invited to take a look at *t regarding a scene in which a young Russian boy figures prominently. Seems the studio has some doubts about leaving the scene in since that speech of President Truman's last week . . . Ty Power finishes "Leave it to the Irish" today and flies to Sun Valley tomorrow to start "That Wonderful Urge." The minute its finished he takes off for Italy where "Pricce of Foxes" will be filmed. .Gene Tierney has lightened her hair several shades for "Wonderful Urge. She and her ex, Oleg Cassini and Charles Feldman her current best beau) were a cozy threesome at Mccambo when we breezed in there the other night. * * * ALSO SPOTTFO Alice Paye and Phil Harris--ana Alice has lost a lot of weight she needed very much to lose. Looks wonderful . . . Burl Ives owns a tremendous Harlequin Great Dane dog -hat is bigger than --well-- it's the" BIGGEST THING! He's turned dowr an offer of over two thousand dcH^rs for him. And it costs that much a year to feed the dawg! . . Columbia's eastern publicity office lus-t arranged a tour of 47 cities Or Ron Randall's cross-country 0-^.55 jaunt. He just finished workm-i nth Rita Hay- ·aorth in "Loits of Carmen" and they think he s a bet! Ex-eolleeter--* Ex-vaudevillian JOBS UPON A TIME Tall, good-looking Film Star Robert Young is now celebrating his 16th anniversary in pictures, and in his last two films he was co- producer as well as star. Bob first became interested in acting while taking part in a high school play in Los Angeles. Needing a regular pay check, however, Bob sidetracked his stage ambitions and went to work as collector for a building company, labored in a bowling alley and worked as bank teller. Given a letter of introduction to the Pasadena Community Players, during the next four years Bob appeared in 45 productions before winning a leading role. Screen Star Ginger Rogers (real name Virginia Katherine McMath), was born in Independence, Mo. Her career started on the vaudeville stage. She was in the musical revue "Girl Crazy.' Ginger has been on the screen since 1930, and won the Academy Award for the best performance by an actress in 1940, for her work in the late Christopher Morley's "Kitty Foyle." * * w MODERN MANNERS It shows a lack of breeding for Ttisn to cross their legs in company so as to show the soles of their shoes to all beholders. * * * IT HAPPENED TODAY On April 1, 1765, the Stamp Act was passed by the British House of Lords in England. William Hanrey, English physician and discoverer of the circulation of the human blood, was bom in 1578. « * * HAPPY BIRTHDAY Wallace Beery, movie star, and Eddy Duchin. musician, first saw the light of day on this date. « · * * HOWD YOU MAKE OUT? L An army battalion is made up of three rifle companies, commanded by a major or lieutenant colonel, and ranks between a company and regiment in size. 2." "Grand slam" is Bridge: high, low. Jack and the game" is SevenUp: "fifteen two." etc.. Cribbage: "nullo and 500" are virtually synonymous, and "queen o' spades" is important in Hearts. 3. With moderate speeds of 25 to 35 miles an hour, depending upon tne car. until the new 14-room grade structure is completed. Directors F. T. Cadmus and George Q. Sheppard opposed the resolution which was defeated. * * * COUPLE MARRIED -- Walton S. Rhoads. local auctioneer, was married to Mrs. Ethel C. Wynn, of the Hanover apartments. Rev. N. F. Schmidt performed the ceremony at Schwenkville. * * * BIRTHDAY EVENT--Frank Bateman, 923 South street, well known fisherman, observed his 70th birthday with a party. 10 Years Ago April 1, 1938 TEACHER RESIGNS -- Harold "W. Beyer, head of the High school English department has resigned. He will enter the insurance business in Scranton. » * * STATE APPROVES SIGNS -- The street signs for limiting parking on High street have been approved by the state highway department. Borough Secretary Edmond W. Critehley has received notice. There rill be one hour parking allowed between Hanover and Charlotte streets and two hours in other central business sections. * » · MARKET BUSINESS SLOW -- Business was slow in the market yesterday. Some of the prices follow: Eggs, 22 cents per dozen; butter, 40 cents a pound; drawn chickens, 35 cents a pound; beef roasts. 32 cents a pound; pork chops, 40 cents a pound; sausage, 35 cents a pound, Pottstown Sketches PHILLIPS ; "rcf i i r : f heartf. £r:r around, uniting /or him to thistle at yirls." Voice of Broadway By DOROTHY KDLGALLEN Vaudeville Belles « THE NEW PICTURE "April Showers" has been affectionately embraced by the film critics as a genuinely likeable, unusually accurate Hollywood version of early vaudeville days. But because it is dominated by the c^mic presence of Jack Carson, the importance of Ann Sothern as a vaudeville headliner is somewhat diminished. Old-timers around the Friars and Lambs and the Players will tell you, at the drop of a punchline, about the mighty exploits of vaudeville belles. Nora Bayes, for instance. The legendary Nora died in March 'of 1928 and her passing prompted the late Alexander WooHcott to write: "If you noticed a sudden dreadful stillness in our town a week ago today, it was because Nora Bayes has just stopped living. She was such a roaring girl, with such abundance! She was like a circus on the move. And probably even now, if our ears were any good, we could hear the sound of the band borne faintly on the wind from the other side of the hill." * * · NORA BAYES, in early vaudevffle days, worked with Jack Norworth. Their billing was properly romantic. "Nora Bayes, assisted and admired by Jack Norworth." Nora was a stormy petrel of the two-a-day. She was married five times, lived hard and dangerously. However, despite all of her well-exploited temperament, she was gracious to one young performer who has never forgotten. About 1926 in San Francisco, a youag comic asked her it she'd do an afterpiece with him on the bill she was headlining. There was a big agent in the audience, and it might make him look good and help some Eastern bookings at important money. Nora agreed. The young comic got his Eastern booking, and has done fine since -- Jack Benny. One night in March of 1928. Nora called Eddie Darling, the Palace theatre oooker. and said she was giving a small party for a few friends. Would he come? He did and found her alone in her dreary place, in a faded gown. Theatre managers had tired of her emotional upheavals, and she apparently had come to the end of her trail. "Eddie," she asked pathetically. "Would you do me a favor? Would you put my picture in the Palace lobby and say ril play the bill there next week? Please!" Darling did and it was a final favor, for, two days later. Nora Bayes was dead. ANOTHER AUTHENTIC headliner in the old two-a-day was Olga Petrova, and there is a story "about her, too. In 1912. she was appearing in a revue called "Folies Bergere" at the Fulton theater. The Palace offered her booking. Olga asked what stars were already engaged. *hen stated she'd appear for two weeks at no salary. If successful, she insisted on a third week at $2000 as the headline attraction. The theater agreed. Just before i he third week, the management consulted R. A. Roberts, an English actor who specialized in doing excerpts from Dickens. He was the nominal headliner but asrreed to surrender his billing. The next day he stormed into the theatre and screamed: "Yon told me I was playinjc «ith Olga Petrora, not this horrible woman.'' The management called Olga. who said blandly: "My real name is Muriel Harding. I'm an English Cockney girl. I toured Sotsih Africa with Roberts and endured all sorts of humiliations and insults from him. I swore rd revenge myself. Can you think of anythin* more effect.\e than topping him in billing? Ill sue you for all you're worth iJ I'm not next" week's headlinerl" She ws*i T HINGS TO COME--Ten-cent cigarettes, one of v/ar's first casualties, may be oo the f way back. A routine Treasury study of tobacco taxei this week suggested to Congress it might ease up on the low-priced brandy but made no specific recommendations. "Economy brands" were forced to raise their prices or fold up when the 1942 tax law boosted the levy on each package from 6'/2 cents to 7 cents. * * · RECIPE -- Young E a s t End mother says her solution of a home problem may help others. Her younger-than-school-age son wanders into the bathroom, locks the door and refuses to come out until be has finished bis playing in the bathroom. No amount of coaxing will get his out. His mother discovered, however, that if she makes her own telephone ruiR so he can hear it and then calls to ' the sen tellLag him he's wanted on the telephone, he'll unlock the door, and rush out to the telephone. Apparently he likes to answer the telephone better than he likes scrubbing the bathroom door. The mother, of course, has to fix a telephone caU then to make the ruse legitimate. » * * OTRIKE -- "There's a lot more to the ** meat strike than the loss of steaks, chops and roasts from the family diet," is the opinion of Edward Throm, social studies editor of the World Book Encyclopedia. Throm pointed out that a prolonged strike could have a very serious affect on our national economy because of the important and widespread nature of the meat packing industry. Meat packing is the nation's third largest industry. The meat packers yearly produce more than 22 billion pounds to supply United Stales and foreign demands. More than 150,000 employes work in the meat packing houses alone, while thousands are engaged in the distribution and selling of meat products. The yearly value of meat and its by-products averages 7 billion dollars. The inudustry annually i* pays out about S billion dollars to ranchen and farmers . . . * * * THOUSANDS of American farmer* ' and ranchers will be affected by th* strike. There are about six million farms and ranches in the United States and five out of six raise cattle. Hogs are raised on nearly four million farms and 600,000 raise sheep. Before the strike, a quarter of a million meat animals were shipped daily to market by truck and railroad. According to the World Book eidtor, the East win be hardest hit by the strike. Three ont of every five meat animals are raised west of the Mississippi. Yet, only one of these three animals is eaten by westerners. * * * GARDEN -- Three to five dollars invested in a garden now can save $50 Lc $100 on grocery bills this summer. It can also provide the green and yellow vegetables nutritionists find lacking in most American diets, and release vital cereal foods to Europe's starving. Pathfinder points out. Secretary of State Marshall holds this last point so important that he appeared at last month's National Garden Con* ference in Washington to underscore it: He too is digging up his own back yard- as "well as negotiating--for peace. This spring the U. S. Department of Agriculture will back him by pushing a vast "Freedom Gardens" program. Its aim: 20.000,000 gardens--14,000,000 in towns, where they will help fight inflation; 6,000,000 on farms. fcWSPAPLR YOUR HEALTH By HERMAN N. BUNDESEN. M. D THESE days operation to remove the tonsils is much less common than it was even ten years ago. There was a time when removal of the tonsils was considered almost a cure-all for the ailments of childhood. Nowadays, the operation is undertaken only when some definite condition in the tonsils seems to be actively endangering the child's health. The principal justification for removing the tonsils in either adults or children is recurrent attacks of infection. If S child of five years or older has three attacks of acute tonsillitis in a year many physicians think the tonsils should be taken out. The operation should also be done if an abscess has formed in the tissues around the tonsils because, once this has happened, it is likely to occur again unless the tonsils are removed. Furthermore the occurrence of such abscesses means that there is infection deep in the tonsils. Enlargement of the tonsils as well as the adenoids may block the breathing passages. When such blocking occurs, in * child under five years of age. removal of the adenoids alone often is sufficient to permit normal breathing through the nose. Thus, today there is less tendency to remove the tonsils just because it has been decided that the adenoids should be taken out. It is not thought, to be good policy to remove the tonsils in an effort to prevent colds, because the operation does not help in many such cases. In the neck there are glands known as lymph glands. When the tonsils are infected, these glands enlarge. If such enlargements remain over a long period of time, removal of the tonsils is probably advisable. Still another reason for removing ton- =als is deafness due to blocking of the tube whk-h connects the throat with the middle ear. Of course, the adenoids as well should be removed in such cases. Sometimes removal of the tonsils i* suggested in cases of asthma or nasal allergy when there is a continuous mucous discharge from the nose. Removal of the tonsils may also be considered in chronic arthritis and in kidney inflammations. Of course, the physician will have to decide in such cases whether or not there is a likelihood that the tonsils are acting as a focus of infection in which germs and their poisons are passed into the Wood and earned to othe* parts of the body. If he believes this is the case, then operation on the tonsils will probably be of benefit. WSPAPfcRI

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