Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois on May 19, 1955 · Page 4
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Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois · Page 4

Dixon, Illinois
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Dixon Evening Telegraph Page 4 * Thursday, May 19, 1955 Member Aeeoeiated Tnn with Full Leased Wire Service Established 1151— Dixon. Illinois Published by , n. r. Shew Printing Co. Tb» A»tocUt*d »" «i ■ittd States S13 00 P»r ytv, V mth. Ail nsiU lubscrlptioBJ p»s Is Dison, by cirri «r, lie P« t OHob. micoU. tor trans i'tt««l«» countlee. (8.00 per Britain Must Choose In a few days British voters will go to the polls to choose their government for the next five years. Recent reports euggest that the outcome may be closer than was thought likelv at the start. The practiced observers believe the ruling Conservatives -nil "Rut +Hpv feel that the marein of triumph over the rival Labor party will be fairly slim, about like the winning ^<ra in rWnhor 1 951 _ When it nrst Decame appai em. men. n o^^^ ~ , might be called, forecasters spoke freely of an easy Conservative victory. Their reasons were the Conservatives' success in lifting Britain to record levels of prosperity, and the Labor party's deep internal, split. , Those things have not changed materially. The latest opinion polls, however, have indicated a very close popular division between the two parties. It will be recalled that in 1951, though the Conservatives gained a House of Commons majority, their total vote was less than Labor's. Add to this the fact that this is the first time in many years that the Conservatives have gone to the electorate wihou Sir Winston Churchill as their leader, Prime Minister Eden is well liked, but he has never caught the public imagination as did his illustrious predecessor. . Furthermore, as such expert analyzers of the British mood as Barbara Ward point out. Britons are not necessarily rUsnnserl to vote Conservative simply to express gratitude for prosperity. Their deeper concern today is the avoidance or war. Sensing this, Sir Anthony has gone out of his way to nsenrp the nation he is as willinz as his Labor opponents to sit down with Russian leaders in any conference that might hold genuine hopes for peace. The ruling party presents no ready targets. It has steered clear of stand-pattism, has offered forward looking welfare plans, and has fostered growtn in ine country s economy. Its platform calls for more of the same. On the other hand, no patches can conceal Labor's split. Leftwing leader Aneurin Bevan is basically as irresponsible and unmanageable as ever. Voters must wonder how a party can govern the country when it cannot govern itself. Labor's "program" is a faded copy of the now outworn socialist doctrines. Leaders groping for new policy lines have not found them. The party's one real hope is that it might make hay by playing on the average Britisher's abiding fear of war and especially of the hydrogen bomb.1 Its platform stressed these issues. And here Bevan's ranting anti-Americanism could make impact. But if the Labor nartv did win. it would susrgrest to out siders, that Britons had let their emotions rule. For Labor has; np real roreign policy alternative, eitner. X">'lt-is -the Conservatives who have the ideas and the en-ergy'ih 1955. On May 26 the world will see whether this is what the British electorate wants. Ruth Millett Wise Mom Looks to Day Daughter Outgrows Teens The average mother today does a lot to make her daughter a good marriage prospect. She sees that she has dancing lessons; that her clothea are pretty and becoming; that she is an accepted member of her group; that she feels free to entertain at home; that she is allowed and even, encouraged to start dating as soon as other girls do. But in a great many cases the mother who is concerned with making her daughter available for marriage isn't much interested in preparing her daughter for marriage. The number of teen-age girls today who can't cook (outside of making a batch of cookies from a mix, or uaimmg up a frozen dinner.! is amazing. The number who leave it to Mother to let out a hem in a skirt or sew on a button is unbelievable. "KNOW-HOW"' IS IMPORTANT And the girls who get away with leaving their beds unmade, their clothes hung around on chairs and who would think they were being mistreated if they were expected Funny Business to wash the dishes or scrub the bathroom floor are increasing in number. Too many mothers think they are bringing up their daughters successfully if the girls know how to look pretty, get dates, win popularity contests, and show other evidences of "belonging." Without question, those accomplishments are important to a teenage girl. But what is going to stand a girl in good stead later when she has gotten a husband is knowing how to manage money, how to run a house, how to get along with other women, how to use her time con-struticvely when she is no longer the center of a gay crowd. So it is a wise mother who looks far enough ahead to see that her daughter won't always be a teenager. It's a wise mother who starts early teaching her daughter not just what a girl needs to know but what a woman needs to know and be able to do. By Hershberger "How about rearranging your brother instead oT NewspaperRRCHIVE® „ . In Hollywood ERSKECE JOHNSON So They Say It ffi^ig'nter trip to Fuiope) is 12-day tup. A lcspite fiom ciowc 1 i HOLLYWOOD — (NEA1— Behind the Scieen: Hollywood's glamor babes will soon be changing their e\e colors as often as they switch from blonde to brunette to red- Dr. Louis Zabner, pioneering with moive stats in the use of tiny plastic 'enses. irade the prediction "for me and I can already hear Tin Pan Alley's new hit song. "I Saw-Red When Her Big Baby Blue Eyes Turned Green On Me." The noted optometrist staited with plan corneal lenses to help near-sighted movie kings and queens who stumbled about on sound stages. Now he's tinting the dime-sized specs so that stars can be blue-eved. brown-eyed or e\en heliotrooe-eved to meet the in- easing volume and demands 01 >lcr movies. Bluc-ejed pebra Pasit, wear ing, the louse's, is brown-e>ed in who ha\e worn the tinted ien include Esther Williams. Man- | lyn Maxwell and Anne Baxter. Says Doctor Zabnei : ' lou can lo anything in them— play love cenes" swim under water and ;ven fall off a horse." JEAN WALLACE and Cornel Wilde hit the stratospheie. I can spill it. when they discoveied that o-producer Kajraona quus>o imu emoved Jean'i> voice from the sound track of "Star of India" and had dubbed in the speech of Claire James. British actress Stross plans to wed. Cornel re-mserted his wite s voice, aaaea a new ,nu- i and is ready to release the picture in the U S. Ballerina Jeanmaire, dis pleased with her own dancing, ed up to ner *rencn lempeid- ment with a mile-long suing 01 pletives. in French, on the set of "Anything Goes." 'What did she say?" asked Di rector Bobby Lewis of her French She said," was the censored rely," she goofed." WASN'T IT RLBLROSA. and not Zsa Zsa Gabor, who called off the marriage plans' . . . Red warning light for the director of the May 30 televersion of "The Petrified Forest," starring Humphrey Bogart: Bogait's telling pals: "I hear that some TV directors are . I don't know as how I can put up with all that directorial nonsense." . . - Hollywood "Uranium" strike note: Toy Geiger >unters for the kids, going on the arket soon, are manufactured by film and TV actor Carlyle Mitchell. The Witnet: Imbued with the jirit of the sea. or maybe with just spirits', Jeff Chandler, George Nader and Lex Baiker sent me these nautical definitions from the Away All Boats" location m the Virgin Islands: "Binnacle: A game played every ght bv the off-duty watch. Deck: What you play binnacle with. Capstan- The guy who inns the ship. Flying Bridge: An insecure dental plate. Winch: Sailor's expression— "I'd rudder stay in bed There aie moie but I'd rudder skip the whole thing. NOT IN THE SCRIPT : Dan O'Herhhy, about to play a prize fighter in "The Gentle Bruiser": "Talk about off-beat casting ve never seen a prize fight in my life. ' is is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: Dark-haired Rod Steiger posed for a passpoit photo (he's Parisboundi had nis locks oiearneci Diona and a crew cut for his role in "The :"e." A curious Uncle Sam held up the passport until Rod's film bosses guaranteed his r to daik hair before he leaves the Short Takes. Btng Crosby swears that "Anything Goes" will be hi last musical . . . The Alan Ladds bought a S 19.000 home at Palm Springs rind the pies'; It 11 be the best re.st lor me since the last time I was in —Actor Robert Mitchum. I don't know how you differentiate between an attack on Quemoy < r the Matsus and an attack on —Sen. William Know land (R-Cahf). Whatever our contemporary age has, Ameina ha« the most of it. It is the jackpot countiy. ... If we are safely bound for an earthly paradise. Americans will be there first. If we aie p11 going to hell, they will also be there first. —3. B. Priestly. British novelist. Each new series of (atomic) capons tests has opened new venues of weapons development. With each test it becomes easier ii reduce our present civilization -Thomas E. Mum ay. member Atomic Energy Commission. Wfilre Do We 'Go From Here? Washington Notebook: By DOUGLAS LARSEN and KENNETH O. GILMORE WASHINGTON— t Special)— Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn may be the inspiration to reverse the Davy Crockett long-hair fad among kids. A couple of days ago nme-year-old Scott Carpenter was asked by his teacher to make a talk on some political subject and pretend to be a prominent legislator on Capitol Hill. Scott, selecting Rayburn as the man he would be, prepared an inspirational talk on the speaker's state of Texas. Then on his way to school Scott stopped in at the barbershop and had his hair shaved off to simulate Rayburn's bald pate. Needless to say, his mother. Elizabeth Carpenter, president of the Women's National Press Club, had not sanctioned this bit of realism, even though she reports for a group of Texas newspapers. SEN. NORRIS COTTON (R-NH) is going on a diet. While attending a ceremony lecently at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, he noticed a member of the military guard standing at attention "His slim. trim, body made me conscious of my own billowing figure," admitted the 230-pound senator. "From now on no more bread, potatoes or sweets for me." REPUBLICANS ARE eagerly looking forward to Aug 20, for at last they're going to have a big wedding in the official family. That s the date stunning Pat Priest will be married to White House Aide Lt. Cmdr. Pierce Andrew Jensen. Jr., USN. She's the daughter of Mrs, Ivy Baker Priest, U S. treasurer. It promises to be a matrimonial whing-ding. Government official and diplomatic society will be invited. In fact, so many people are expected for the leception that it probably will be held in the new ballroom of the Sheraton-Park Hotel, which its owners claim is the world's largest. Luckily, 18-year-old Pat will have plenty of help. Her maid of honor, Mary-Stuart Montague Price, who is one of the most popular social consultants, is handling the whole affair. DURING THE governors' conference which took place here recently, one chief executive from a western state was particularly sore at the way the drought situation was being handled in his state. Finally this Democratic governor cornered a high Agriculture Department official after one of the meetings. Finally this DemocraUc governor cornered a high Agriculture Department official after one of the meetings. "Look here." he exclaimed in a voice everybody could hear, "this drought is bipartisan. It's killing Republican cows as well as Democratic cows. A SNAPPY HAT belonging to Mrs. Charles E. Wilson is causing as much chatter in social circles as some of her husband s famous marks. Everybody gawked when the defenst secretary's wife showed up at a paity wearing a bonnet covered with orange blossoms and three huge imitation oranges. The lady just wanted all to know she recently-returned from a "trip to Florida. DEMOCRATIC MICE no longer strike consternation in the hearts of either Republican elephants or Republican women, tor mat matter. This was demonstrated here during the National Republican Women's conference. Victor a Johnston, director of the Senate Republican campaign committee, was making a talk to the ladies on how to elect a Republican Senate in 1956. In the middle of his remarks. Mr. Johnston noticed a commotion. It was the mouse— Democratic indubitably, and a holdover from previous administration meetings m this place. Mr. Johnston stopped talking. Miss Bertha Adkins, blonde and blue-eyed assistant to National Republican Chairman Leonard A. Hall m charge of women's activities. saved the day. She did not scream. She got a broom. She killed the mouse. Mr. Johnston finished his speech. WHEN SECRETARY of Commerce Sinclair Weeks came back from a visit to an international trade conference in Europe, he found that his suite in the Commerce buildmge had been refurbished and redecorated for the first time since Jesse Jones of Houston was secretary during World War II. They're still waiting for his reaction to the hanging of the pictures of the first three commerce secretaries in hia private office because two of them are Democrats. They are William C. Redfield and Joshua W. Alexander, They know he won't mind the third, Herbert When the decorators found moths in the draperies, someone called them the last of the holdover Democrats. Also, in the process, the mouse that had been getting into the sec- J reUry'a cookie jar was discovered tod sxtsiminstad . ' ^ NEA Service, Inc. V Barbs By HAL COCHRAN Some authors discover that a osy future for royalties isn't in the books. In a driving test in a Michigan town 10 out of 40 pupils flunked. They couldn't learn to pass. At teasf it's fun Inokinc UD va cation spots that you know mighty well you can't afford to visit. In a Connecticut town a taxi driver lets passengers decide what they think a trip is worth. Doubtless he avoids bumpy An educator savs most folks are smarter than they think. Every should read this to his wife. IThe Doctor Says Mental Health Among Most Challenging rromenis EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. It can surely come as no surprise to most readers, particulai ly in this month of May when the National Association for Mental Health is conducting its annua! fund campaign, that mental health disease is one of the most challenging problems which is faced by society today. Theie aie nearly three quarters of a million people under care in mental hospitals, which is moie than half of the pauents m all hospitals for all diseases in the enure More than a quarter of a million new patients are admitted to mental hospitals each year. The mere figures alone aie stag-Erprrne- and discouraging but there are two things which we should also know: Many pauents witl mental illness recover, and, hk' other health problems, if we all put our efforts on the promem we j should be able to solve it or at least some of it. PERHAPS. TOO. we should rec- e the fact that the teim ual illness" is a general one and that there are many varieties. ; of which are mild and tern--y a'though others are serious and loig lasting .ce about 1928 new hope has n because of the discovery some mentally diseased pec-may be improved by giving them shock tieatment. At first shock was produced by giving large doses of insulin t which is used in the treatment of diabetes). In large doses this insulin causes a type of reaction wnicn doctors call shock. The mental condiUon of many of the mental patients who received tms shock treatment cleared up. However, certain disadvantages developed from the use of insulin. A substance called metrazol was then tried. This also produced A FEW YEARS LATER electricity began to be used to give the shock treatments and this too brought about good results in many cases. Now electric shock is prob ably used most often, and although these treatments do not cure au mental patients, they do help in many cases. People who have friends or relatives whose cases warrant trying shock treatment ought not to expect too much. It does not always work, but it offers hope to many. Of course, it is not suitable for all and the mental specialist m charge of the individual "patient is the only one who can decide whether or not it is worth a trial IT CANNOT BE emphasized too those often that those who have a mental e just as truly ill as are who ha\e a heart disease, ■ some other trouble which can oe seen or icu. In the not too distant past those who suffered from mental disease were often kept in chains or soli-tarv confinement, were beaten, and no effort was made to get at the source of the difficulty. Reform finallv came in most places and the mentally ill came to be treat, ed more humanely. W„h £w»f.t*r knowledge of mental processes brought on by research, it should be possible to Improve both preventive measure* and treatment. Tms has happened with other health problems and there is every reason to expect it for the mental illnesses as well. Questions and Answers Q_\\hen did Eg>pt become a .a — About 3400 B.C , with the king, Menes. calling himself "King of Upper and Lower Egypt." —How doe« a lobster swim? Q— Did Robert Todd Lincoln, the oldest soil of President Lincoln, sene in the Civil War? A— Yes. he served in the Union Army under Gen. Ulysses 5. Grant. horn were the popular A— Mary Roberts Rmehart. Q— Whose loek of hair was buried in the cornerstone of the Uniled States Treasury? A— During the ceremony, Prea* ident Jackson handed the mason a box containing a copy of one of hi* messages to Congress along with a lock of hair. The lock was from the head of Mary Donelson, daughter of the President's son. What's Right? If you belong to a club that meeta on a certain day of the week or month, then you should keep that time free. Some club membera miss more meetings than they attend simply because they go to meetings only if nothing better They are just so much dead wood to an organization. ^^imagine! 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