Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois on June 2, 1955 · Page 4
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Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois · Page 4

Dixon, Illinois
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Thursday, June 2, 1955
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Dixon Evening Telegraph Page 4 is hard for her to plead that she just doesn't have the time because having children to care for isn't considered any sort of an excuse for not taking on outside activities. LATCHKEY SYMBOL FOR GENERATION This is the kind of situation Dr. Herbert Ratner must have had mind when he recently gave mental health lecture to young parents and told them: "We're raising a generation of latchkey kids. They come home to find that mama has gone oi Our Boarding House paperRRCHIVE^ Thursday, June 2, 1955 M«mb«r AModaUd Ptmw with Full LMMd Win Scrvic* XflUblUbcd 1*81— Dixon, Illinois Publish*! by n. r. Show Pristine Co, iTtlr •et!Ut« to th» m* for r»pu61le*lion < t ««Utt4 to Oil P»P« md »lso the local t tfl»fttchM h«rolB ir« also rn*n-ed. city «f pUon. Olltoli, for tmssailMloa tnr Otto, Bureftu ud WMtMlm c Farm Production Booms Americans hear much about the way their remarkable cr^c rtr> i.oir aft«vr v«r Tirnriiirinp more and more for less" and less. Most of the time it sounds like a purely industrial story, but it isn't. An important revolution has been taking place on our farms. Not much of it occurred before the 1930s, but m the last 20 years or more the forward strides have been tremendous. , , . , , In 1935. a U. S. farm worker turned out enough food and fiber to support 10 people. Today he produces sufficient to support 18. Farm output per man-hour in 1953 was 125 per cent above the 1935 level. That's the statistical measure of the American agricultural revolution. All this time, Americans have been streaming away from the farms and into the cities and towns. In the last two decades the number ot I arm workers nas aecuneu uue-umu. Their place has been taken by machines, and these machines, along with better seeds, better planting techniques, greater use of fertilizer, soil conservation and other devices, >iarr» Vu^n rpsnnnsihlfi for the great boost in productivity. In 1935 farmers had about a million tractors. By 1954 they had 4.4 million. In 1935 they had less than a million trucks. Now they have 2.6 million. The figures could be extended to many types of farm machines. "Rplimw rm fertilizer has mounted substantially. Con sumption in 1935 was 1,153,000 tons, but today the annual tonnage is around o,*uu,wu. The steadv exodus of people from farm areas undoubt edly gave a strong push to the revolution. If output was to essential Unquestionably, too, the heavy war and postwar demand fnr fnnrf and fibers exerted maior leverage on the up ward .productivity trends. Farmers poured fertilizer onto their fields to step up acreage yields and meet the call of the market. In some cases, admittedly, tiring soils would not otherwise have turned out impressive crop totals. The incredible davs of great wartime and postwar for eign demand have passed. The nation today is plagued by surpluses irom tarms wnicn nave learnea now to proauce more than our own people seem to need at this time. But, however that problem is to be handled, it is evident that the farm revolution has not ended. Technical advances tend to snowball, and besides, people are still leaving the farms in considerable numbers. Their departure goads farmers into fresh efforts to get more from their land with fewer men working fewer hours. Our farms may never get to the point where they look like factories. But if productivity and mechanizing trends continue their present pace, the farms may in fact one day ne lactones. Ruth Millett It's Always Busy Wife Who Gets Community Job Young Mrs. Smith is right in "the middle of th» busiest years of her life. She's running a home, helping her husband up the success ladder, talcing care of children and trying to do each job to the besr; of her ability. Middle-aged or elderly, but active and alert, Mrs. Jones has her big job done and has to try to fill her days' with bridge parties, puttering and sometimes by interfering in the lives of her grown chil- But when there is school or com munity work to be done, who gets asked to do it—the bu$y young mother or the older woman with time on her hands? Usually it is the busy young mother, who is called upon. And improve the school system police force. Civic and organizations should be left to old er women who already have raised their families." Why don't we women take Dr Ratner's advice? Next time we need to call on someone to work on a committee or help with campaign— don't call a bugy young mother and ask her to assume the responsibility. Look around your neighborhood and among your own acquaint ances and find an older woman who has plenty of time for outside Ask her to do the job— and will be relieving some young mother of an added chore and perhaps giving some older woman a sense of being needed and useful. What's Right? Any boy who is old enought to drive a car is old enough to know-that he shouldn't sit out in front of a girl's house and honk the horn for her to come out Even if he just wants to talk to her for a minute he should go up to her door and ask for her. Only a swell-hfad would expect her to come running to him. With Major Hoople ^fKlffc < - } Zo£ki^0<Sk DOT aS'Vd > - I'VE C25AT5D A A^J A M&Jr ^^^j^^^JSi „ WAIT AKlO In Hollywood EBSKTCE " WiH^^^ HOLLYWOOD — fNEA) —Holly wood Is Talking About: That ad- ertisement, aimed at Hollywood- its, for a boy's summer camp at Laguna Beach. Calif. It reads: "A Luxury Vacation— * or Jfnvuegea Boys." Ann Miller's quote to the press during her Australian lour: "1 ve been dating BUI U Connor ior sev en years but don't say we're going Bob Sylvester's dry Martini re- Fill a glass witn gin ana nouer Vermouth" at it. Bob Hope's all-out persona! drum-beating job for his new movie, "The Seven Little toys. He owns one third of the picture. . Judy Garland launching her oersonal-appearance tour m Francisco July 9. in one city ner guarantee is $10,000 per day. Veteran western star George Brien slated for a comeback hoss opera telefilm series. just completed a four-month tour of duty as a captain in the naval RING CROSBY'S announcement that he'll appear in only one le, "Anything Goes," this He'll concentrate on five one-bour film shows for TV In the fall and The name of a fellow In tin counting department at the Walt ey studio. No Kidding, it s Davy Crockett. Plans for a telefilm series based on the Broadway hit of 30 years ago, "Is Zat So." But more amaz- is that the original stars, James Gleason and Robert Arm strong, are still around and will star in the series if it s sold. Twentieth- Century-Fox Is pay ing $175,000 to the Broadway pro ducers of "The Seven Year Itch' so the Marilyn Monroe movie cai be released this summer. The original contract for the film rights kept the film on the shelf until after Jan. 1, 1936. LATEST TROUBLE for the RKO movie, "Son of Smbad.'* Even the RKO theaters circuit is refusing to book the film because of cen sorship difficulties. Stripper Lili St. Cyr's dance is one of the big reasons the censors are frowning. Rudy Vallee's description of himself: The Eddie Fisher of the Stone Jane Russell's dance in "The French Line" landing on the cutting room floor in Boston— at the request of city censors. TV's Betty Furness. eager for a film role, telling it: "There's more ham in Furness than in her refrig erators." . . . Jeanne Cram all but delivered for the role of Geore Gobel's leading lady in the remake of "The Lady Eve.' That double bill on theater mar- "Strange Lady in Town— Devil Girl From Mars." Danny Thomas wearing a steel brace for a tricky back ailment. . . . Joan Fontaine's explanation for ducking all live TV offers: "I haven't got the nervous sys tem for it. I still wake up screaming when I think of the opening on Broadwav last year in 'Tea and Svmpathv.' " Joan leaves Holly wood and the starring role in "Ro- A HOLLYWOOD WAG'S idea of a health cocktail — carrot juice and bourbon. MGM advertising "The Blackboard Jungle" on TV pages of Los Angeles newspapers. But the ads Dan Datley's return to straight • Boarding House HCB363 ABE MAPC -MOT SORM "One Important Crop That Never Fails Questions and Answers Q_What insects are able to make ^A— Wasps. They build their nests of wasp paper, which is a mixture of old wood and tougn plant fibers. Wasps chew this material to a pulp, using much saliva. Then they form it into masses like felt. It is then real paper made of cellulose. Q— Do harems still exist in Moslem countries? A— Harems are disappearing, although members of some of the ruling families still have them. In Turkey, the practice of having more than one wite is not approved by the government. Q— What is Selva? A— It is the thickly forested plain of the Amazon Valley in South America. The Selva extends from northern Brazil to southern Venezuela. O— Who is thought to be the first hite man to have set foot on American soil? A— Leif Ericson. Q— When was the first success ful ascent of the Matterhorn? A — In 1865 by Edward Whymper. Ad Columns BELEN, N. M. I.?l— Commented Bill Gardner and Dick Curtiss m print: "Neither of us got shot after the first column hit the street . . . merchants of Belen must need target practice. The two recently started a column in the weekly Belen News Bulletin called "Down Ad Alley," an invasion by the advertising men of the traditional editorial sanctum. Editor Carter Waid says it is a popular feature. acting, after many song and dance roles, in "The Blind Morror." The picture will be made this summer in Europe. That comedy Army drill routine performed bv Bud Abbott and Lou Costello on a recent TV Comedy Hour. It helped make them fam ous in their first movie, "Buck Privates." But an even more terestmg sidelieht is that in 1936 they repeated the routine at the Roxv Theater in ^ew lork. And Lou paid a Roxy Theater chorus bov S30 a week to march besid him in the skit. You know the rhoni* boy now as Van Johnson. With Major Hoople BOY. VOUK FALSE ^Cf HOORAV.' AT LAST \ I .-gpH TEETH IS 60WECS- 1/ HE'LL HAVE TO <SET I *=— \ r^^p^Ti THE1/ WOULD FALL. ^ A M£w SET.' HIS /i=7_I7^ -Vv-^-'aS^a OM TH* HARD CEMEMT.' J DEKJTIS'T WAS A <rr — - f l^^l fM i>01?RV 1 BO*^pED / <5I?EAT ADMIRER T==3r n I |iM4A "OU UNDER THE CHIW , OF TEDDY ROOSEVELT pT* 5X/*V>v with th' rake.' y i AH" USED BATHROOM / ^^^f r- -^1^ X^^^ Peter Edson In WASHINGTON 7U WASHINGTON — (Special) — When the record of the United Nations Disarmament Commission's subcommittee meetings in London last spring is made public, it will reveal another amazing performance in Soviet double-talk. The full story has not yet come out, but certain highlight? can be given. This five-power meeting— U.S.. U.K.. France, Canada and the U.S.R.R.— was held in compliance with a U.N. General Assembly reso lution passed last fall. The Russians voted for this resolution. The assumption was that they would cooperate on trying to find workable disarmament plans. But the first proposal put forward by Russian Ambassador Andrei Gromyko at the February opening would have set back disarmament by ten years. On paper, the Russian proposal called for the destruction of all atomic weapons. This sounded all right in principle, but the western powers delegates wanted to know what would happen after the A and H-bombs were destroyed. On close questioning, it developed that what the Russians w-ere proposing was that the United States destroy its stockpile of bombs and the Russians destroy their stockpile. But after that, both sides would be free to go ahead and produce bombs as fast as they wanted to. IT TOOK THREE WEEKS of frantic arguing to impress on Gro myko the fact that this would merely be ending one atomic arms race and starting another. It would be no disarmament at all. Then Gromyko was recalled as Russian delegate on the subcom mittee. Ambassador Jacob A. Malik took his place. It was obvious from the start that Malik had no instructions other than to stall the conference. The old Russian proposal for a one-third cut in armed forces was brought fonvard again. Western delegates questioned Malik to know what base the troop strengths were to be cut from. They told what U. S., British, French and Canadian forces were. • Malik's only reply was to accuse the westerners of wanting to spy on the R.ussians by finding out how many troops they had. His final concession was that after a treaty agreeing to cut forces one-third was signed— then and then only would the Russians come forward with a statement of what strength they would cut to. This haranguing took another six weeks. It was the same old merry-go-round that western diplomats had ridden so many times The Russians use the same words that the westerners do. The Russian offers to destroy all atomic bombs and cut military forces one-third sound wonderful by themselves. But when the fine print under these grand offers is examined, it is always found that the words don't mean the same thing. OVER TEX YEARS of negotiating with the Russians, western diplomats have become allergic to this Russian fine print. They developed quite an allergy of this kind when on May 10 Malik produced Russia's big new disarmament plan. 'On the surface, the new plan seemed to accept much of the lan guage of a British-French proposal of last year, which the Russians had turned down. For the first time they now accepted the principle Of fixed, maximum armed forces for the major powers. But there was a catch and double-talk in the fine print here. too. The Russian plan omitted any definition of what armed forces would consist of. Secret police and internal security forces might not be counted in the total. THE KEY TO the whole phony business, however, was found in the Russian proposals for inspection. They called for teams to be lo cated in specified airdromes, seaports, rail and highway junctions and key munitions plants. This was the provision of the Korean cease-fire agreement with which U.N. forces have had bitter experiences. After the inspection teams were set up in the specified ports of entrv, the Communists calmly opened other ports. Inspection teams were denied entry and the Red arms build-up began again. Western delegates also questioned Malik about inspecting factories which might not be listed as arms plants, but which might be making: secret weapons on the sly. "Suppose we should want to, inspect a button factory?" they asked Malik in effect. In dead-pan seriousness he replied, "Who would want to inspect a button factory: And on this note the three-month meeting broke up. The disarmament subcommittee is reconvening in New York to tidy up leftovers of the London meeting. Its record will be transmit ted to the U.N. General Assembly in September. And the G.A. will decide what should be done next. So They Say The $64 question is: Has the Communist leopard changed ipots and carnivorous appetite and low become a milk-fed pussycat? —Sen. William Knowland (R- The Chinese people are friendly with the American people. The Chinese people do not want to have a war with the United States. -Red China's Chou En-lai To learn, just listen and absorb. —Ethel B*rrymor«. The Doctor Says Immunity in Advance Best Weapon Against Lockjaw By EDWIN P. JOKDAN, M.D. The best t.me to consider measures against the ternble disease known as lotkjaw or tetanus is during childhood. This disease which produces an e.xtiemely high death rate, can be pi evented. Today there is little excuse for deaths from this disease. An antitoxin to com oat tetanus has been known for quite a long time. This has undoubtedly been responsible for saving many lives and is auite erfecuve if given soon enough "after a tetanus-producing injury but now a better metnou oi life saving is available. The -e:-m v.h:r-:i i-ius?* lm-xjaw ; prese the soil and or objects \sh,ch come in contact with the earth. For mis reason children who go barefoot and older persons m certain occupations are much more likely to acquire the disease than others. Farmers, and others who are much around animals, aie among those who fall in this group Sol diers and sail us in combat, of course, are also heavily exposed to infection. THE CERMS aie earned the tissues bv the Herniation of a rusty nail or other object r deep in the tissues, the germs \ and produce a toxin or poison which is carried by the. blood stream through the body. After the nerves become affected, this toxir cannot be so successfully combat-ted as at the beginning when the toxin is in the blood stieani. The best weapon against tetanus is to produce an active immunity or resistance to the poisonous toxin in advance of lntection. This is done by giving two or three injections of a tetanus toxoid. Toxoid is the toxin or poison which has been specially treated and which causes the human body to produce its own antitoxin. Many doctors now give this routinely to small children. WORLD WAR n was the first large scale conflict in which it was possible to produce this type of resistance to lockjaw by giving all military personnel the injections of toxoid. The results were little short of miraculous and tetanus for the first time in military history became a matter of little medical soldiers and sailors as a result of this measure. There are good reasons why vilians should also receive th« benefits of tetanus toxoid. ALL THOSE who are specially liable to infection should receive ! these injections. If not given before, it should surely be givei to youngsters before going to «uni. If someone who has received tht toxoid is later injured in such a wav as to arouse fear of the dij. ease, all that is necessary is to give another injection of the toxoid called a booster dose. The toxoid rarely produces unpleasant reactions and this is another advantage over antitoxin. Voice of the People May 27 Voice of the People Dixon Evening Telegraph Mr Editor: Your- "Take It From Here" column said that without the Youth Center, the teenagers would have to stand around on street comers and ride around in cars. Don't they have homes any more? What the teenagers need most nowadays is more serious, substantial, Godfearing homes where there is less drinking and gambling by their parents. L. E. Young Barbs There's just one thing nice about detours — there seldom are any billboards hiding the beautiful scenery. A scientists date man's origin back to 50.000,000 years ago. About how old he feels when the wife gets through listing the thingt to be done around the house. An advertisement - reads that "paint alone will save your home." Not if you don't keep up with th« payments. 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