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OUK BOAKDEVG HOUSE with IVIAJOB HOOPLE OUT OUB WAY J. E. wnxiAAis Redlands Daily Facts 8 - Monday, July 11,1958 ALLEY OOP By V. T. HAJVILIN THE STORY OF JLWITHA WAYNE By WILSON SCBUGGS MK.mWE, JU5T F0R5ET mil f lAMAyaOtHMW TURkllWGTD OF w BONES. wo-vmuwEmir 1 AS poe raeuMG SPACE, WE-MK .lDeD ?MR .v LORP? ) BUGS BUNNY ALL YA DO 15 SLEEP AN'MOOCH! YA DON'T EVEN LOOK FER A JOB! I IJESEhfT THOSE DEFAMATORY UEMARKS! BOOTS AND HER BUDDIES By EDGAR MARTIN PRISCBLLA'S POP By AL VERMEER THE BACMELORS AT THE OPF^ICE WERE RIBBING ME TODAY.' I'LL TAKE MARRIEP LIPE ANY TIME! /POOR DEVILS! I'LLN IBET TMEV'RE ALL N EATING BEANS 'W.TONISMT.' \ CAPTAIN EASY By LESLIE TURNER I WANT TO AT y WELL.WAVB6 LEAST SET THE f I CAN STANIS FISURE ROUSHED I IT IN, IN CLAY. BEFORE WYSUESTS AKKNS MORTY RIEEKLE By DICK CAVALLl =f COOLEY-e C3ARAGE \ TOLD AAE TO 6AV YOUR) _A CARwia KREApyy WEDNESCAV Girl On Far East Trip Becomes Buddliist Nun SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) - The socialite mother of a young woman who became a Buddhist nun said today slie "just can't believe it." The girl, Clarissa Van Strum, 22, became a Buddhist nun last Friday, according to Singapore dispatches. She left home 10 days ago on a flying visit to the Far East. "At home," Clarissa said, "I had everything I wanted. It took me two years to make this deci^ sion." She said she had decided to forego marriage because she became convinced that "only through Buddhism can I find happiness." Her mother, Mrs. Kenneth Van Strum, wife of a prominent San Francisco investment counselor, could hardly believe the news. "The last we heard from Clarissa was a postcard from Hawaii," -Vlrs. Van Strum said. "This is so shocking I prefer not to discuss it until my husband and I have a chance to talk with her." Mrs. Van Strunj said her daugh ter had an interest in Buddhism.' she said. "I don't think she made it a study at the university." Mrs. Van Strum said she will fly to New York to join her husband, who is away on a business trip. She said she would have no more to say until she discusses the matter with him. Van Strum is chairman of the board of the Channing Corporation and head of the Van Strum and Towne investment counseling firm. Their oldest daughter, Cecilia, 23, made her debut five years ago in the Cotillion, San Francisco's annual coming-out party for debutantes. —ML* Kadls-lwnhote DESPAIRING MOTHER— Mrs. Helen Smith breathes into the mouth of her baby, Althea, 13 months, in a vain effort to save her life after a heavy delivery truck ran over her carriage (right) in New York. On arrival at hospital the little girl was pronounced dead of a fractured skull. 'vVHAr TO DO? ATLANTA (UPI) - Tax Commissioner Standish Thompson has received a money order for $38.14, but he doesn't know what to do with it. The sender neglected to list his name, address or the bill he apparently wants to pay. Pilot Takes Off On Distance Hop In Light Plane OAKLAND (UPI) — Marion (Pat) Boling, a 43-year-old airline pilot, took off today on the first leg of a transpacific hop to Manila and a crack at an all- time distance record. Piloting a yellow and orange Bonanza Beechcraft, Bolmg hopes |to challenge Bill Odom's all-time record in a light plane. He plans to fly from Manila to Wichita, Kan., a distance of 8,500 miles. Odom set a non-stop record of 5,273 miles on a flight from Hawaii to Teterboro,. N. ,T., in 1949. Boling set his course today for Honolulu, a flight of 2,394 miles. Later, he will hop to Wake Island, then to Guam and Manila. On July 30, he plans to start flying 6,682 miles over water to Seattle and then to Wichita. He will cool the 400' gallons of gasoline in his light plane with dry ice. This wiU give him an extra 16 gallons, good for 3 20 miles. Washington Worried Over Possible Buying Spree By ELMER C. WALZER UPI Financial Editor NEW YORK, (UPI)-Just about the time that Wall Street talk is veering away from inflation to deflation, word comes that Washington, D.C., is getting worried about the prospects of a wild buying spree. It seems that the pubUc servants who are going to get a ID per cent wage increase are spend- mg their money like mad even before they get it. This spending, it is said, has led officialdom to turn on a few worry whirls and begin to think of how to hold such hilarity with money in check. Standby Controls Prentice-Hall in its current 'What's Happening in Washing ton," says "President Eisenhower as just about decided to ask Congress lor standby consumer credit controls before it winds up the current session." Such decision, says P-H, would reflect both the administration's confidence that the business recession is on the way out and Administration fear that the return of prosperity "will bring a buying spree on the installment plan that will increase inflationary pressures." Prentice-Hall holds that the situation in Washington appears to justify White House concern, what with government employes spending so wildly. Treasury Secretary Anderson is said to be the chief proponent of standby credit controls. Congress is said to be not too cordial to the plan, although Prentice-Hall thinks it could pass if presented. The President is said to be" opposed at this time to controls on prices and wages which Admin istration economists are said to have included in a measure FTC Labelling Job Keeps Staff Of 25 Busy By LOUIS CASSELS. United Press International for administration drawn up perusal. Neither the'president nor Secretary Anderson believes home buying should be included in the proposal, P-H says. Secretary Anderson's theory is that curbs on consumer credit- installment buying—s h o u 1 d be tried first. If this brake is not sufficieut, it seems that the president then will go to Congress reluctantly for controls on prices and wages. Pro And Con The idea is that standby control measures even if not used would be a healthy deterrent to a wild installment buying spree. Those who oppose controls.say they never work very well in war time, and they wouldn't stand.half a chance in peacetime. We had consumer credit controls less than eight years ago. Regulation became effective Sept. 18, 1950. This regulation laid down rules on installment buying, specifying down payments and amounts and intervals of installments. We also had credit regulation in 1943. Opponents of those regulations shouted loudly against them as being discriminatory not only tJ wage earners but also to farmers. And these opponents said regulation never did much, if anything, to curb inflation. The regulation was described as controlling four-tenths of one per cent of total consumer' purchasing power. Right now, business men say they'd like to see some of that so-called crazy spending that's going on among government em­ ployes in Washington. Automobile dealers would welcome it. And so would the auto union which finds it can't even use its strike weapon in a depressed auto industry. WASHINGTON (UPI) — There's one thing worse than having to buy your own vicuna coat. That's paying for vicuna and not getting it. The Federal Trade Commission has a staff of 25 full-time sleuths whose job is to see that you don't get gypped when you buy a fancy wool or fur garment. It was these FTC detectives who lodged mis-labeling complaints against Bernard. Goldfine's mills, and sent Goldfine in search of his friend Sherman Adams. Policing the wool and fur trades is quite a task for 25 men. It m- volvcs keeping a beady eye on the quality, price, labeling and advertising practices of some 63,000 manufacturers and 300,000 distributors. The FTC men have been unu.s- ually busy lately. During the 195R fiscal year, which ended June 30, they tagged 77 firms with formal complaints for violating the fur products labeling act. They filed 36 formal complaints for deceptive label or pricing of wool. About SO more cases are now pending. Issues Warnings Formal complaints are issued only in serious cases. The KTC tries to handle minor or unintentional infractions by issuing an informal warning to the offender and obtaining his written assurance that he'll toe the line hereafter. About 2,500 cases were handled this way during the past 12 months. Harvey H. Hannah, chief of the FTC's Wool and Fur Division, readily admits that his small staff can't catch all of the sharp oper ators in the far-flung wool and fur trade. This is a job in which we urgently need the public's cooperation," said Hannah in an inter view. "We are trying to educate consumers to help us enforce tlie laws Congress has passed for their protection." The first step in this education program, Hannah said, is to make the public aware of wliat the laws require. The Wool Products Label Act of 1939 says that suits, blankets and other woolen goods must bear labels which accurately describe the "fiber content" of the product m plain English. For example: 60 per cent wool. 30 per cent rayon, 10 per cent cotton." Re-used or re-processed wool must be clearly identified. When specialty fibers" like vicuna, cashmere, mohair and alpaca are used in a garment, the precise percentage must be shown on the label. Exaggerating the amount of specialty fibers in a product is one of the commonest violations. Hannah said consumers should be suspicious anytime they are offered garments purportedly containing expensive fibers like cashmere or vicuna "at ridiculously low prices." Another common violation is failing to identify re-used wool. Hannah offered tliis tip to buyers: "The fabric of reclaimed wool is very weak. If you put your fingers on either side of the material and work them back and forth you can put a hole right through it." When the traditional "August fur sales" get under way next month, Hannah said, you can h» reasonably confident that no one will try to sell you a "mink" coat that really came from a muskrat. That kind of flagrant mis-labeling of fur has virtually disappeared since the labeling act took effect in 1952. Prior to that law. the pelt of the lowly rabbit was marketed under 96 different fancy labels, including "AustraUan seal," "Baltic hon," and "Belgian beaver." Today all furs must be labeled with the plain Enghsh name of the animals from which they come. Rabbit, deprived of its elegant pseu- donymns, has virtually disappeared from fur shops. Youth Trapped In Wreckage Of Cr For 36 Hours GLENDIVE. Mont. (UPI - A teen-age radio announcer who yelled for help tor 36 hours while lying trapped in the • wreckage of his car by a busy highway struggled for life today in a hospital. The announcer, Robert Biedrzycki, 19, owed his life to a Seattle couple, identified only as a Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, who stopped to fix a flat tire Sunday morning. Mrs. Johnson wandered over to a highway bridge. Pjering down to a dry irrigation canal below, she saw a wrecked convertible. With a start, she saw a hand extended from the window give a weak flutter. The Johnsons calle'd for help. Biedrzycki was taken to a Glendive hospital. Doctors found ha had sufiered two punctured lungs, one of which was collapsed, a broken leg, broken ribs, a dislocated hip and other injuries. His condition was so critical that surgeons dared not give him an anesthetic. Later, they said he had a 50-50 chance. Young Biedrzycki, an announcer for radio station KXGN m Glendive, fell asleep while at the wheel Friday night. Men Win Out Demise Of Chemise Seen This Fall By GAY PAULEY UPI Women's Editor NEW YORK (UPI) —The men have won the battle to keep their women looking sexy instead of sacky. The de-curving silhouette of the gunnysack of last spring is dead. In its place for fall we have easy-fitting .clothes, with what the fashion industry calls fluid lines, which emphasize bosoms and legs. Skirts are shorter than they've been since flapper days, with some designers' showing them barely covering the knee. Who's responsible for the demise of the chemise? Mostly the men. said the couture group of the New York Press Institute. "And many women," it added. This prompted our offlce wit to compose the following: said a sack - ridden lady, "alack! "My figure looks all out of whack; "I choose not to' sneeze "At the birds and the bees; "Please remove this chemise from my back." "It is clear that the grass roots protests from husbands and taxi drivers . . . have not gone unheeded," said the group in today's "watch for" roundup, for fall. It added that "baggy outlines, bizarre outrigger effects and maternal middies have been voted out by the 'shapes with shape', definitely anatomy-conscious.... "The bosom and waistline, mourned as lost by many, to be visible and emphasized . . ." May Be Confusing The roundup said New York collections had been influenced by the French trapeze and the Italian bubble' silhouettes of last spring. But it added that these revolutionary shapes" have been translated and "disfilled" to pass the "what-does-it-do-for-me and will-my-husband-like-it" tests. The couture group, made up.of 30 leading designers, today began a week-long series of fasluon shows for 200 women's and fashion editors from the United States and Canada. The shows have been held semi-annually since 1941. Although the accent once more is on curves, there are numerous variations on this theme: so many it'U be a confusing fall for the shopper. The institute said there are "18 different silhouettes derived from the chemise and at least as many variations of the pyramidal out- Une." RED EYES ON THE SUN^Workers make adjustments on a huge chromosphere-photcsphere telescope at the Sun Service of the Far Eastern Branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences, located near Ussuriisk. At present they are following a program set up for the International Geophysical Year. The modern telescopes are used for observing sun spots, chromosphere flares and solar prominences. One of the two scopes is used lor filming in daylight while the other is used lor cinemafilming in the rays of hydrogen. Photo and caption information were furnished by an official Soviet source.

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