Monday "Evening, May 7!, Well-fed Americans Lack Nutrition in Their Diet" By PATRICIA WIGGINS United Press Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON I UP) — Americans aren't getting as much' good as they should out of their abundant food supply. The ironic fact that the nutritional content of family • diets is going slightly downhill at a time when Uncle Sam is struggling with food surpluses has diet ex perts searching for new ways to «ell the A-B-C's of good ea'.ir.g. Some leading nutritionists met here at a recent nationwide conference to compare iiotes on the problem. They were armed with stacks of figures from a new Agriculture'Department survey. The study shows, among other things, that 10 per cent of American family diets are actually "substandard" and many more are well below desired levels in some basic food nutrient counts. A new campaign to "sell" nutrition is the dietician's answer. They concede they're up against such things as long - term eating patterns, stiff competition for the family food dollar, and diet fads and food pills. More Money, Less Value Dr. Faith Clark, chief of the food consumption section of the Agriculture Department's household economics research division, states the problem simply. She cites figures which show the average American family spent three times more on food in 1955 than in 1948. Food prices, however, rose only 7 per cent during the period to account for only a small part of the increase. Her figures show that family rations of calcium and ascorbic acid (•Vitamin C) actually lost ground. ' Vitamin A allowances remained unchanged, and protein and other basic minerals and nutrients showed only slight gains Dr. Clark concludes that most of the additional food' money was spent on more expensive, not j more nutritious, foods. Other figures show that about 29 per, cent of family diets are not up to National Research Council goals jfor calcium; 25 per cent were under the ascorbic acid goal; from 15 to 20> were behind in Vitamin A and about 10 per cent lagging in supplies of protein. Milk is the prime source of calcium. Meats, fish and eggs are major sources of protein.. Dark green and yellow vegetables are rich in Vitamin A. And citrus fruits are leading sources of ascorbic acid. Dr. Clark is quick to point out the figures do not mean the nation is suffering from malnutrition. Far from it. American diets as a whole, she notes, have shown "considerable improvement" since the last large-scale diet survey in 1936. Then, one - third of American diets • were classed as "poor." Today, only 10 per cent would fall in that category. But Dr. Clark said most of the improvement occurred _between the mid 30s and 1948, tfie early post-war period. There has been little gain since. YANKEES' BAUER ARRAIGNED Old Doc Quigg Tries Hand Mastering British Slang Yankee outfielder Hank Bauer (left) is booked in New York on a charge of felonious assault brought by delicatessen man, Edwin Jones. A detective is with Bauer, who pleaded innocent and was released until June 21. Jones charged that Bauer slugged him in a prc-dawn night club brawl. (International.) By DOC QUIGG United Press Staff Correspondent NEW YORK (UP)—When better slang is built, the' British, of course will build -it, and it you don't use your loaf in reading this'' item I'll bet half an Oxford it won't make 18 pence. One of the glories of England for !o, these many years has been cockney rhyming slang, a speech form 1 that seems to have escaped Americans entirely. But *ot the British Travel .Assn. has busted forth with Mi-page magazine advertisements on the subject, which should put it in the American public domain. So—I hurried over to Stanley Hollpway, the dialect expert 1 ' who can belt out a British music hall ballad so superbly that he stops the show at least twice a night at "My Fair Lady," and asked him to rattle off a bit of explanation. "I'm feeling reels," he began. "That means I'm feeling rotten, Get-it? Reels is the first word of 'reels-of-cotton' which is a phrase that rhymes with rotten." • The idea is to substitute a rhyming phrase for any familiar word, and these phrases are 'standardized. Head becomes waf-of-bread. But the Cockneys often drop off all but the first word, so that the thing doesn't make rhyme—or reason, either, unless you know the slang. Hence, in the first sentence of this column, loaf means head, Oxford means dollar (Oxford- scholar is the whole rhyme),.and 18 pence is the rhyme for sense. Inspired anatomically by "loaf," Holloway rattled off the following Cockney translations: Eyes—mince pies; nose—I suppose; mouth— north and south,- neck—bushel and peck; arms—Chalk Farms -(a London suburb); belly—Darby Kelly; Logansport, ladiana, Pharos-Tribune Thirteen legs—clothes pegs; feet—plates of ly advise against taking it homo and trying it on your trouble-and- meat. Lf you want to improve your vocubulary, here's a short list; Rain — France and Spain; money — the bees (bees and honey' 1 ; bank —formerly steam tank, now J. Arthur Rank; pub — rub-a-dub or iron cruiser (for the boozer); hair — bonnet fair; boots — daisy roots; socks— almond rocks; sister— skin and blister; brother — one anc' toth- er; father — old pot and pan (old man); missus — cheese and kisses; kids— -God forbids. Maybe you've got enough to try a few sentences of your own. But don't run amuck with it. If you're. a married man, I would particular- la. m. strife. Third Street Church Plans Bible School The North Third street E.U.B. church will have a Daily Vacation, Bible school for children from three years of age through junior high school beginning June 10 and ending June 21. The theme of the school will ha "Journeying With Jesus." Classes will be in session Monday through Friday each week beginning at 9 Rev. Holston to Speak At Memorial Service Rev. George G. Holston, pastor of Taylor Street EUB church of Kokomo, will be the 'principal speaker at Memorial Day services in the Center EUB church on Saturday, June 1, at 1 p. m. Special music will be furnished by the Center Church, said Harry Plank, chairman of arrangements. PARADE OF SUMMER VALUES! Famous Handy Andy Rotary POWER MOWER 212 3 4H.P.CLINTON ENGINE 4 CYCLE-RECOIL STARTER SAVE $70! 23" 2% H.P. 4 - Cycl« Clinton . . . Only $74.90 The perfect gift for father on his day! PRICED FOR A SELL-OUT! 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