Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois on May 26, 1955 · Page 4
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Uikiitnamen R\Js^n^ersl5rl * Peter Edson Dixon Evening Telegraph Page 4 Thursday, May 26, 1955 In Hollywood! Member AeeocUted Pnw with Full Leaeed Wirt Service • Established 1»51— Dixon, Ulinoi* Published by H. r. Shaw Printing Co, Enttf*4 b, -.a ia rw. out. BniiMMd Whit"?**. Hionth»; S2.T3 thru nujethj; 11.50 ^ »«r_mcnui. uStfcd C»tlui «".00 P«r T**r: H-00 All Slsfla espy. • ctnta. By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Thousands of people every year take a special test known as a basal metabolism. Every once In a while correspondents write in about this apparently in great fear that the test will be painful or that they will suffer suffocation while taking it. Before saying a few words about this test and its meaning I should like to reassure those who are still fearful about it; the test is entirely painless and there is not the slightest danger of suffocation I The principal purpose of the basal metabolism test is to serve as an aid in studying the action of the thyroid gland which is one of the glands of internal secretion lying at the base of the neck. In the presence of certain abnormalities of this gland, particularly the condition known as toxic goiter, the result cf the test will be expressed as a plus figures: if the gland is underactive the result will be a. minus figure. THE METABOLISM TEST is simple enough for the patient. After a good night's sleep one goes to the doctor's office, laboratory or hospital without eating any breakfast or drinking anything. The patient lies down on a bed or cot and breathes normally through a tube. What is breathed in and out is measured and recorded. The calculations are made after ward. The patient'* heignt and weight must also be known. These figures are put together in a for mula and the final calculation tells whether one is burning the body tissues too fast, too slowly, or about right. When the doctor gives the results he says the metabolism was plus so much or minus some wgure. erHRCHIVE ta to th» for r*put>!leatioa or au to thu paper and also th» local ntwi jpatch** b«r*is art alio restrrtd. laon. nunoU. for tranamlnion throuati- rtUBtl**, »S.OO p»r ytar: UM tlx r* In niinoii aca anywuir, m wj» nhi: 14.00 Out* tnonti*; I1-T8 P« 14.00 UUM tnontia; »1 mall 'aubaerlptloea'payabla •trtctly m •dvaoea. , by earrlat. V* pat waak •» MM P« »•»*. payabla «iict» » M- Behind Russia's 'NATO5 It would be wrong to underestimate Russia's recent action in setting up a sort of "eastern NATO" formally drawing together the satellite nations in military alliance. Admittedly, for all practical purposes this compulsory „e.c„,.;ot;™ unHpr Snviftt domination has existed for a long time. But there would appear to be advantages in having it out in the open. wj+v. iroil nf rvrptpnfi<» droDned. the satelhte armies could be considerably enlarged. Bigger airfields and other supporting taciiities can De duul — cioser lu »wwni ^6c^-TT,ir+ri«»T-TYinrA under such a formal arrangement, the Soviet government presumably would have a legal excuse for Keeping its own armea i tuxes uu s»«auLc suu mu^jm^ . Those troops are supposed to get out when the Russians evacuate Austria under the peace treaty terms. Their presence was justified only on grounds they were necessary to keep open the military supply lines to Austria. The new Warsaw defense pact, however, would seem to sanction continued Soviet occupation and even allow the moving of Soviet forces to more advanced positions in the satellites than they now occupy. It is no secret that the satellites are difficult to control by mere political means. The presence of Soviet armies, serving in "friendly alliance," will surely act as a damper on anv developing unrest. The existence of a formal treaty with the satellites also gives Moscow a new bargaining point in any big power discussions aimed at easing European tensions. The Kremlin can urge the scrapping of NATO, and promise in return that it will scrap the Warsaw pact. Up to now it could not make such a balancing offer, since it could hardly promise to cancel a military arrangement which it was pretending did not exist. There is really no chance of the West accepting such a deal, inasmuch as it would be an utter fraud. Without the Warsaw agreement, the Russians simply would revert to the same sort of thinly disguised military management of the satellites which existed previously. But it must be realised that to neutralists in Europe and beyond, the proposal of a straight-out trade — "you cancel your defense pact and we'll cancel ours" — would have a powerful appeal. It would give an air of reasonableness to Soviet peace maneuvers. "So, clearly, we cannot fairly dismiss the Warsaw pact with an indifferent shrug. It is one more bold, fresh effort on the Kremlin's part to recoup.the loss it suffered in Europe when West Germany joined NATO under agreements authorizing its rearmament. For the West thereby solidified its strength, and pushed the Soviet Union into a wholly new source of strategy. , What the West must never forget is-that the new strategy^ aimed at the same' old goal — global conquest. 1 Jfot Enough Nerve to Be Nervy ■ Ndthins was more characteristic of nostwar France than~£hat the French cabinet decided only at the last minute to deposit in Bonn the "instruments of ratification" which allowed West Germany to become a sovereign state again. Both houses of the French Parliament had long since ratiried tne .fans pacts autnonzing merman sovereigntyana rearmament, plus settlement of the thorny Saar agreement. Probably the French would have liked a postponement so they could indulge in some of their brilliant but largely fruitless debate. But matters had gone too far. West Ger many, as it were, stood eagerly at the church. France couldn't face the shame. It takes a prettv stem resolve to be difficult when things are just about all set. The French didn't have the nerve to be as troublesome as they reit line oemg. The Doctor Says Basal Metabolism Test Merely Gauges Thyroid By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. only one method of testing for the activity of the thyroid gland or the presence of toxic goiter. Ordinarily however a figure for the basal etabolism between minus 15 and plus 15 is considered normal and general rule means that the body is burning its fuel about right. If the metabolism is much lore than plu3 15 one is probablv using up food and tissues too fast and this may explain nervousness nd loss of weight. Most likely his is the result of a toxic goiter nd medical or surgical treatment nay be needed. ONCE IN A WHILE the metabolism test may reveal a figure ar below the usual range. This does not always mean that the thyroid gland is underactive and that one1 must take up the deficien- 5ut a low rate can mean this sometimes people feel enor-sly better if they get the need ed boost from thyroid extract tak- by mouth. 'ver the vears the basal meta bolism test has been of enormous help to physicians in making a diagnosis and deciding how tc treat those m whom the results show Important changes from normal. What's Right? MARGIE'S Mends are getting a ntue urea of taking her places in their cars. It isn't that they mind stopping to pick her up and take her to a party, but always on the way home Marge has an errand or two she wants to do, which often involves extra time and extra driving. Never use your friends for free taxi service Is a good rule to fol- CB8KECE ! jfiM^t HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — This Is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: Gordon MacRae posed for some gag golf photos with a kangaroo and later commented: "The beast had a better swing than Phil Harris. Weekly Variety reported Joan Crawford s in image witn tr;s one-line understatement of the month in its "Married" column: Alfred Steele to Joan Crawford. Bride is a film actress." Sign over the desk of a writer for Red Skelton: "He Who Laughs, Lasts." That's something Hollywood "Yes" men have known lor j ears. Hollywood's growing list of odd- named young actors like Tab, Biff. Rock and Touch inspired this memo from a playful agent to a studio iting department: I've named my latest discovery Stark — Stark Naked. Naturally. I'm keeping him under wraps." Press agents at MGM are ready to tongue-in-cheek a dancing photo ' n«w Greek beauty Irene pappas. hey want to caption it : "Pappas Loves Mambo." DAN DAILEY'S telling about the ght-year-old daughter of a film queen who was helping with the •aps of guests as they arrived for e»of mama's cocktail parties, e gathered up one mink after another until she was handed a black stole. "Ooooooh." she exclaimed excitedly. "Look, mama, REAL VELVET. The first one." Kirk Douglas" bride, Anne Buydens, bedded by her November date th the stork, has been told by medics that she will not be able to accompany Kirk to Oregon for location scenes on his first inde pendent film effort, "The Indian Fighter." PRODUCERS LINED up to get Marlon Brando's signature on the dotted line are in for a blow. The Oscar winner plans to scram lovietown this fall to take to the Broadway boards again in a play to be directed by Elia Kazan. Mar in on the "Guys and Dolls"' hether it will be "Orpheus Descending." by Tennessee Wil liams, or another drama. Sterling, mother-to-be in Oc tober, told hubby Paul Dougias she as worried about not having had a single morning symptom. "What kind?" asked Paul. "Oh." said Jan, supposed to feel queasy, have heartburn and shortness o! "You are?" roared Paul. 'Why, I've been waking up that vay lor five years." Loretta Young's baffling illness is kept her hospitalized for weeks, but medics are still hoping that surgery will not be nec- Diagnosed as chemical peritonitis, the ailment has n( sponded to antibiotics, but there has been a definite gain of strength on Loretta s part. HOLLYWOOD UNCENSORED: Arlene Dahl and Fernando La- are asking $40,000 a week for Vegas night-club act. The Royal Nevada may say "Yes." Success of Lassie and Rin-Tin- Tin on TV may revive MGM's in terest in a film fantasy Tony Mar- would like to do. It's about a dog who wails out Hit Parade tunes ■ery time his owner si*s down at a piano. One of the tunes wins an Oscar, and the pooch takes a bow from the stage on Academy night Here comes that Oscar curs again. Bob Strauss, who recei/e Academy award nomination for his comedy antics in "Stalag found it impossible to land i jobs and moved his family back to New York. Martha Scott's mate, pianist MpI Powell, is giving up his jazz career become a serious music compos- His First Symphonic Suite the Louisville Symphony Ass on prize for a first important ork from a new composer. Onr Boarding House THURSDAY AFTERNOON 3:00 WGN— News: Nightingale WBBM— Rime Does Pay WLS— News: Barn Dance WMAQ— Backstage Wife WJJD— News; music WAAF— Studs Terkel 3:15 WMAQ — Stella Dallas 3:30 WGN— Earl Nightingale WBBM— Gold Coast WMAQ— Widder Brown WLS— News; Bam Dance WCFL— oLorcboard WIND — Scoreboard 3:45 WMAQ— In My House WBBM — Rosemarv O'Brien 4:00 WGN— News; S. Dowell WMAQ — Just Plain Bill WBBM— Paul Gibson WLS— Jack Stilwill WJJD— News: records WAAF — Hal Fredericks WIND— News; Goodman 4. -15 WMAQ — Lorenzo Jones WCFL— Music Sportcast 4 '30 WGN — Brickhouse-Simon WMAQ— Hotel for Pets WBBM— Paul Gibson WLS— News; Stilwill WCFL — Mart v ' s Party 4:35 WBBM— Fahev Flvnn 4:45 WBBM— Shot) "with" Missus WMAQ— Wed Howard 4:55 WGN— News 5 :00 WGN— Sgrt. Preston of Yukon WMAQ — J. Huiibut. news WBBM— A. Jackson WLS— Jack Stilwill WIND— News: Commuter WCFL — News ; Barnes 5 :13 WBBM— Harrineton WMAQ— Wed Howard WIND— Jack Quinlan 5:30 WGN— Saxie Dowell WBBM— Paul Gibson 5:45 WGN— America's Business WBBM— Thomas, news WMAQ— G Stone, news WLS— Bill Stern 5:50 WGN— Snorts Time 5 :55 WGN— Newscast EVENING 8:00 WGN— Fulton Lewis Jr. WBBM — Magazine of Air WMAQ — Alex Dreier WLS— John Vanderrook .WIND — News : music WCFL — Bob Elson 6:15 WGN — Leslie Nichols WMAQ— Joe wnso WMAQ— Wed i WON— Todav' WBBM-Paul Gibson D WON— Gabriel Heatter WBBM— J. Harrington WMAQ— M. Beatty. news WIND — Snorts Review WLS-Sa?a WCFL— News; Serenade 5 WGN— Perrv Como WMAQ— One Man's Family WBBM— J. Bentley. news WCFL — Sox Clubhouse 5 WLS— News 0 WGN— Offciial Detective WMAQ— Rov Rogers WBBM— The Whistler WLS— Farm World WCFL— Pan Americana WIND— News: Stars S WBBM— News 0 WGN— The Cisco Kid WLS— Haven of Rest WMAQ— X Minus One WBBM-Philo Vance WCFL — News: Dixie WIND— Sports Forecast WMAQ— • Dimensi With Major Hoople \H3 fOZ A PACINGS? irt ^OIK TV fi %% in *VP£ Lti3 &: i ■ CUE Mli=I Kcfcr j busy-— / / \ A UTILE ? SO'Ji \ rlA(<-.i?t;wPH.'y Little Steps, One by One, Needed to Reach the Goal So They Say Tne flat (.Dior) look just leaves 10 place to pitch pennies. —Designer Edith Head. I have reason to believe that Senator McCarthy, an outspoken critic of the Eisenhower administration, wall remain in the Republican Party. —Sen. Everett Dirksen (R., HI.). It (foreign service) is too small, is underpaid, and does not receive the moral support from the American people which it deserves. — Clare Boothe Luce. WBBM— Rosemarv Clooney WVKi, Get Together WIND— News; records WLS— Spinning the Top3 5 WGN— 720 Club 5 WBBM— Bing Crosby 0 WGN— 720 Club WBBM— Amos 'n Andv WMAQ — The Loser WCFL— News; Melody 5 WBBM— News WMAQ— Bill Henry 0 WGN— News WBBM— News; British Elections WMAQ— McGee. Mollv WCFL— White Way VTND— News; dance WLS — Morgan . news 5 WGN— Saxie Dowell 5 WMAQ— Gildersleeve WLS— Jack Stilwill 0 WGN— Saxie Dowell WMAQ— This I Like WBBM— Tennesee Ernie WIND— News: Hubbard 5 WMAQ— J. Holtman 0 WGN— News WLS— World Tomorrow WMAQ — Howard Miller WBBM— Ha rrington WCFL— Evenine Serenade WIND— News; Hubbard S WGN — Saxie Dowell 5 WBBM— Art Mercier 0 WGN— New? WBBM— Edward Murrow WLS— Music for Everybody WMAQ— Barrv, sports WSEL— Vireil" Kraft WCFL — Invite to Relax 10:33 WGN— Not Out Our Way 1 Kn? WMAQ— Howard Miller 5 WBBM — Torrv Weitzel 0 WGN— News: Tops in Sports WCFL— Mortran. news WMAQ— J. Hurlbut. news WIND— News: Lombardo WEAW - Drew. Blue Aneel 5 WGN - Bnddv Black Show WBBM— Sweet Music WMAQ — Jack Eigen WCFL — Music You Like 0 WGN— Buddv Black WBP.M— Showdown WIND— News; music 5 WBBM— This T Believe n WGN— News: Daddv-0 worst kind. : vou have a great ambition take as big a step as possible in the direction of fulfilling it, but if tne step is only a tiny one, don I worry if it is the largest one now possible." ,voman said that, Mildred Mc Afee. And it is something even housewife should remember. For usewife'9 life from day tc seems to be made up of countless small steps— cooking breakfast, washing dishes, watching over chil- ivasning ciouies, scruoDnig floors, going to market — and so and on. If a woman, taking these sir steps over and over again, loses sight of the great and worth-' ambitions the steps are leading up to then her work is drudgery of tne She is frustrated' and bored and tired and unhappy. She has forgotten why all the many steps arc necessary— and where they an supposed to lead. GOALS MUST BE KEPT IN MIND She must keep in her mind the vision of a happy home, children who are getting the kind of home life and character training that will fit them to become fine men and women, a husband who enjoys his family, loves his wife and4feels she is a help to him and a picture of herself as the kind of woman she wants to be. She can't fail then, to see that the steps are necessary ones, leading to worth-while goals. This is a difficult thing for a woman to do. Marriages sometimes falter, children progress and then slip back and the wife and mother, herself, never quite seems to be measuring up to what she wants to be. m But difficult as it is, it is necessary to a woman's happiness. No human being can get to feeling that all his efforts are leading nowhere without being miserably unhappy. So hang onto the vision of the goals you are striving to reach— and you will know that all those endless steps and responsibilities are leading you where you want to NOT A VISITOR Although James Smithson. founder of the Smithsonian Institution. was English and never visited the United Stales, he left his fertune in trust to this country to found an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men. By J. R. Williams ( WHAT KIND \ / FROM DOWN) OM \ / OFASOIW < I THE SIDEWALK / . 1 DO VOU CAUL ) \ IT LOOKS- LIKE < / THAT ? — ' > EVEW A RUNT \ /'/,/>' V-__-✓ 1 LIKE SOU COULD 1 f/C^L. \ \ SIT DOWM OM J In WASHINGTON WASHINGTON — (Special) — Labor relations experts now fear that the United States may be heading into a season of more strikes. Secretary of Labor James P. Mitchell has pointed out ui«u i«.-i ear was a* record low. Only 3.500 strikes were reported, involving .500.000 workers. For each "of the two years before, the number of tnkes was over 5,000, involving 2.500.000 and 3.500.000. This year is sized up as being more normal-meaning that It ia natural to expect there will be more labor disputes. There was a mild recession or rolling readjustment ol some ton other renoned in 1952 and 1953. Traditionally unions don't strike when jobs are scarce. With business restored, the stock market up While the union demands will vary from case on case on pay, fringe' benefits and working conditions, two major issues win oe iouna in the background of nearly all collective bargaining. And they are- apt to set the pattern for demands in many negonaai>n;> tun i« ONE IS THE GUARANTEED annual wage which the auto workers demanding in a pioneering effort for other unions. The other ii the threat of automation— the new technology of automatic iaciory assembly which many unions fear will reduce the number of jobs and ■eplace men with machines. These two factors are in a sense complementary. The employes' approach to the problem of automation has so far been to asK ior guaranteed annual wage, greater unemployment benefits and higher minimum wage. This is considered insurance against loss of jobs. For the employers' part, their solution so far has been a bland and blanket denial that there is anything to fear from automation. Automation isn't going to be slopped. The unions admit that. The problem is how it can be adopted by an increasing number of industries with a minimum dislocation of the labor force. It calls for a approach in industrial relations. <o major employer has yet come forward to say in effect: "Yes mation will cause some employes to lose the jobs they now have, we are working out a program of job retraining and upgrading, so that employes displaced by new machines will get better work at bet ter pay." IT IS BELIEVED THAT an approach of this kind might knock much of the wind out of the sails of union leaders wno go pufiing about the need of "GAW" — guaranteed annual wage. The U. S. Department of Labor is planning studies to see what can be done in retra'ning workers for high skills. Mitchell has asked Congress for S40.0uu to begin these studies. The House has approved it, but the Senate is still considering. It would seem to be little enough for a project of this magnitude and importance. It is no exaggeration to say this is a second industrial revolution that has to be met. The test of modern society is whether the readjustment can be made without all the hardships of the first industrial revolution, when mechanical looms replaced hand weaving in British mills. One important parallel development in today's situation must be noted. This is the great shortage of graduate engineers in America. The Thomas Alva Edison Foundation has just concluded a meeting in Washington to stimulate the education of more young scientists. COMMUNIST PROPAGANDA HAS made a great point that Soviet Russia is now graduating more engineers than the U. S. The threat is that Russian technology may eventually beat out America's industrial superiority if the trend continues. This presents a challenge to American skilled and semiskilled workers. It is no longer going to be good enough for them to remain in these job classifications. For those not too old to learn, skills will have to be stepped up so "that they become something more 'than just intricate machine operators. No labor union has yet done anything to meet this new challenge. The old craft unions have their apprentice systems for the training of journeymen. But no union has yet come forward with any incentives for its members to retrain for the good jobs that are going begging at the top. Th<» unions and the employers may yet find that they have a joint responsbility in meeting this new demand, instead of just fighting each other over its aftereffects. Questions and Answers Q_tVhat is the orisrin ol the expression "sub rosa"? A— Among the ancients the rose was a symbol of secrecy, and when a host hung a rose over his table his guests understood that everything said was in confidence. Hence the phrase "sub rosa"— "under the rose." Q_ What area was involved in the Gadsden Purchase? A— It was a strip of land the United States bought from Mexico and included the region south of the Gila River in what is now Arizona and New Mexico. Q— How did the small bow in Fisfi Tale ACKOSS t -trout S fish 8 Channel 12 Islands (Ft.) 13 Eucharistic ■wine vessel 14 Persia 15 Drinks made with malt 16 Tear 17 Shield bearing 18 Fiber knots 19 Snake 21 Follower 22 Emissary 24 Roof edges 26 Muse of poetry 28 Rate of motion 29 Scatter, as hay 30 Ever (pewt.) 31 Suffix 32 Oriental porg; 33 Horse's gait (pl.) 35 Laths 38 Goddess of peace, 39 Puff up 41 Low haunt « Loved excessively 4€ Sinbad's bird 47 A shark smaller fish 49 Operate 50 Large fish 51 Solar disk 52 Social insect 53 Chilean workman 54 Lixiviums 55 New Guinea port M Handle (Ft.) DOWN 1 Climbing plant 2 Assert 3 Retainer 4 Worm 5 Pasteboard 6 Among 7 Narrow fillet 8 Relating to side men's hats originate? A — It is a survival of the days when a hat was made from a circular piece of leather perforated with a circle of holes and drawn up to fit the head with a cord ol thong tied inside of the back. Q— Upon whose discoveries were the English claims to North America based? A— John Cabot's. In 1497 he discovered the cost of North America and took posession in the name of King Henry VTJ. The Turks used 60,700.000 pounds cf Turkish tobacco in 1954. up from less than 40 million 10 years ago. Answer to Previous Puxzfo 25 Antenna 27 Poems <comb. form) 28 Hardens 9 Parvenu 10 Seasoned, as food 11 Dirks' 19 Certified 20 Abrogated 23 Country 33 Diplomatic agreement 34 Tenant 36 Marine fish 37 European ermines 38 Utopian 40 The shout d through the glen 43 Verbal 44 Game fish 45 Grafted (her.> 48 Stannums (ab.) 50 British money of account 1 LLD E M7 I Mp I11 r s s 15 _ZZ ^ e wl^it^w — " ^ _b g^prp n±!r-ip::±lrJ r Ir — jew — - ^ -R B T sT 5T r 5T 1 till I. I I I f I erHRCHIVE<*

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