Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 7, 1963 · Page 4
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PAGE FOUR ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 1963 Editorial Second Call on Bids Saves The county board has saved itself quite a few pennies by taking a second look at road oiling bids and making the contractors come to taw. The first time around, it received only one bid on the many miles of road treatment to be done in'the county. Calling for bids a second time, and with an interim disclosure that we hope set people watching the road servicing setup in the area, the county board attracted three contractors into the competition. The result was savings oi half a cent per gallon (1.5.4 vs. 13.9) on road oil and 52 hundrcdths of a cent per gallon on liquid asphalt, (16.4S cents vs. 17). The winner, Bituminous Fuel & Oil of East St. Louis, maintained its previous 2S cents bid on tar the second time around. We hope future county boards will remember this when faced with similar situations. >t » » * » Caroline Aside Aside from all the snide observations we're bound to hear about keeping Caroline out of the room, that "hot line" proposed between Washington and Moscow can have a quite serious and extremely beneficial product. It may never have to serve the ultimate purpose — giving Washington and Moscow quick access to each other in case the cold war decided to crack wide open and swallow us all up. For the main haul it will serve notice to the world that this country — and Russia, too, if it accepts the program — are willing to undertake this means of closer understanding between their leaders. It should add faith outside these two countries in their willingness to preserve peace, and to talk things out. As time goes on, it may get more use in promoting conversations between our leadership and that of Russia, with a view to consolidating slowly developing elements of a long-term peaceful relationship between the two.sides of the world. At least there's the long chance — and long chances are what we have to take nowadays if they don't put us in position to get the rug pulled out from under us. ***** Open the Records Currently a New York Bureau of Registry and Location is helping other states locate runaway fathers who have slipped out from under their responsibilities and left their families on relief rolls. Key to the New York operations is the bureau's access to normally confidential State Department records: tax reports, correction department files, and unemployment insurance information. A search of these records has produced 3 1 per cent effectiveness in locating "missing pappies." Moreover, a new federal regulation requires all states to set up a similar program. This should further increase the interstate effectiveness of the program, and additionally reduce relief rolls, particularly in the aid to dependent children category. Since the federal government requires other states to set up these programs, it seems only reasonable that Washington should make available such consummate files as those of the Social Security Administration. Here, in one great file, could be located nearly all the usefully employed and retired persons in the country. Add to that a federal assist in requiring states to cooperate in establishing a public assistance records clearing house in Washington, and we'd almost have it made, except for a few human derelicts who neither worked, got into serious trouble, nor asked for relief. * :;- sf if st- Ceiling Challenge The Illinois General Assembly should amend sharply a bill now passed to the House by the Senate which raises the maximums of county officers' salaries. We believe the tendency among public officers is to make these maximum salaries their basic pay rate. The bill involved would raise ceilings for counties of 100,000 or less population by $1,000; for counties of 100,000 to 500,000 population by $2,000 by board of supervisor action. Officers in some of the state's larger counties could thereby command salaries up to $15,000 a year. The wisest action for the legislature would be to experiment for a while with eliminating ceilings on county officials' salaries. These ceilings are only a challenge, and have virtually set a standard which many counties cannot afford. Self-Defeatist It appears Senator Kefauver is gaining in effectiveness at talking against himself. Thursday he spoke for 23 Senators who are proposing formation of a new federal federal agency to protect consumers. Numerous federal agencies set up originally to "protect the public," commented Kefauver, no longer serve that purpose. He cited, under this heading, agencies set up to regulate airline passenger rates, gas and electric rates, railroad services and mergers, and even radio and television programs. All, he said, often ignore the interests of the general public. The proposed new agency would have authority to represent the public consumer interests in all government hearings and decisions, including those before courts. Senator Kefauver briefed over a rather consummate list of federal efforts to protect the consumer — all of which he said had gone sour. His very accusations against the existing federal consumer protective agencies make us wonder how long a new one would continue to accord such protection. Or maybe Senator Kefauver figures if you run fast enough and create new consumer protective agencies speedily enough, you can always keep ahead of history. In our book the best consumer protective agency is Congress — if it will work at its job. If these other consumer protective agencies aren't doing the job expected of them, Congress should put the information out where it can be seen, and shake the agencies up. Adding another layer to the consumer protective pad only cushions the shock till it wears thin. The Allen-Scott Report Harriman, Castro Talked in Russia? WASHINGTON — The Senate Preparedness Subcommittee is investigating a sensational report that Undersecretary of State Averell Harriman and Cuban Dictator Castro conferred secretly in Russia. Both were there in late April, although this extraordinary allegation is the first hint of a meeting between them. According to detailed information from important Cuban refugee sources, the reputed parley between Harriman and Castro took place around April 28, in either Moscow or Murmansk. Harriman was in Moscow April 25-28, to talk to Premier Khrushchev on the deteriorating situation in Red-threatened Laos. On the basis of a Soviet announcement, Castro was in Moscow on the 28th. From a news photograph released by the Russians, Castro was in Murmansk on April 27. Harriman stopped off in that city on the 28th, on his way out of the Soviet. Inquiries by these writers at his State Department office, brought a blank reply. Assistants stated Harriman was in Australia, and claimed they knew nothing about a meeting between him and Castro. They didn't deny it, but asserted it was news to them. The Cuban informants told the Preparedness Subcommitee, headed by Senator John Stennis, D- Miss., that Harriman and Castro discussed re-establishing diplomatic relations in exchange- for a further reduction of Soviet troops in Cuba. Also that Castro brought up the question of resuming trade be tween the U.S. and Cuba — which he makes no secret or ardently seeking. Such a move by the U.S. would automatically destroy the exten sive trade barriers built up againsl Castro's Communist regime by members of the Organization of American States. The whole diplomatic and trade battle against Castroism would collapse. Kixl Combat Forces The reputed .meeting between Harriman and f Castro is taken with utmost seriousness by the Senate committee. The report is being very carefully looked into. State Department and other administration officials are slated to be closely questioned. Meanwhile, the committee is making a thorough study of certain confidential details conveyed to it. Reason for the committee's concern is the impressive source of its admittedly sensational information. One of the informants Is a refugee who gave up an important government job in Havana. Other information obtained from these sources has proven valid. From these refugee source.;, the senators also have learned that Soviet troops have been secretly moved from their encampments to areas that cannot be easily spotted by high-level (U-2) reconnaissance flights. These significant changes have taken place very recently. They are particularly important as the Soviet embassy has aeen assuring the State Department that Moscow is slowly withdrawing combat elements from Cuba. Intelligence reports do not bear Alton Evening Telegraph Published Dally by Alton Telegraph PrlntlnR Company P. B. COUSLEY, Publisher PAUL S. COUSLEY, Kditor Subscription price 40c weekly by carrier; by mall $12 a year in Illinois and Missouri. $18 in all other states. Mail subscriptions not accepted in towns where carrier delivery U available. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS fhe Associated Press Is exclusively .ntltled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited In this paper and to the local news published herein, MEMBEK, THE AUDIT BUREAU OF CIRCULATION Local Advertising Rates and Contract Information on application at the Telegraph business office, 111 East Broadway, Alton. 111. National Advertising Representatives: The Branham Company. New York, Chicago. DBtrflt and St. Louis. this out. On the basis of intelligence data, Russia actually is rotating i t s forces and not withdrawing them For every shipload that ostentatiously leaves the island, another ship surreptitiously disembarks as many or more troops. Intelligence estimates Russian troop strength in Cuba at 17,500 President has stated the number is 12,500. Cuban refugees claim at least 22,000. A major reason for this lack of accurate data is that there have been no low-level reconnais sance flights over Cuba since ear- lly February. They were suspend ed on direct orders of President Kennedy. High-level U-2 reconnaissance flights are limited and infrequent. This has never been publicly disclosed either by the White House or the Pentagon. On April '20, 1961, several months after taking office, President Kennedy stated, "Communism is not negotiable in this Hemisphere." Another Backstage Deal? The Senate Investigating Committee, headed by Senator John Vh'Clellan, D-Ark., is digging into Hit; sale of the huge airliners for General Dynamics lo Indonesia o determine whether there is any connection between this transaction and a $17 million U.S. loan. iVhat has aroused the suspicions of these Senate probers is that the sale of the huge airliners for $15 million and the negotiating of the $17 million occurred within a week of each other. Foreign aid officials flatly deny any relationship, but the McClellan committee, which is investigating the multi-billion dollar TFX plane contract, isn't satisfied with these official disclaimers. Representative Wright Patman, D-Tex., chairman of (he Banking Committee, is sending a special agent to Switzerland to uncover possible new information on the mysterious disappearance of $7.5 million in negotiable government bonds from the Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco. (45 W3, The Hall Syndicate, Inc.*, David Lawrence Wallace Not 6 Defiant' of The Law WASHINGTON — However unpalatable the views of Governor Wallace of Alabama may be to many people who disagree with him, that fact remains that, strictly speaking, it is inaccurate to label his attitude as "defiance" of the law. The Alabama governor actually is exercising his constitutional right to "challenge" any decision of the Supreme Court in order to try to get a different ruling from that which has prevailed. If he fails to get a new ruling and still doesn't conform to the court's order, he must pay the penalty of what then is legally spoken of as "disobedience" or "non-compliance." Lawyers versed in constitutional law know, but the general pub lie doesn't realize, that there is no such thing as the "law of the land" in relation to the finality of all decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States. The correct phrase is "law of the case." This means that an individual can test any law or ruling and has a right to pursue the matter from the lower courts to the lighest court, arguing new points not covered in previous cases. Governor Wallace emphasized this on the "Meet the Press" program on TV last Sunday as follows: "We are just raising the constitutional question for the courts, the federal court system of the land, and they may change and rule in our favor. They did rule in our favor in the South for many years and then changed in 1954. Why should not we continue—in fact, in the Savannah case the other day, in Georgia, a federal court ruled for the first time since 1954 that it is harmful to Megro and white children to integrate them into the school system." Reversed Next Day It was pointed out immediately by a panel member that the decision was reversed the next day by the Circuit Court of Appeals, but Governor Wallace then commented that the case "hasn't gone yet to the Supreme Court, and the next case that we raise, they may rule in our favor." He quoted with approval a statement by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1937: "Our difficulty with the (Supreme) Court today arises not from the court as an institution but from human beings within it." The Alabama governor added: "I haven't said I would disobey a federal court order for defiance's sake, but for the purpose of testing. As governor of Alabama, I have the right to test in the courts the validity of this order nvolving our school system." If, therefore, by chance the Supreme Court of the United States did reverse itself on the isssue of federal coercion of a state uni- ersity are permitted the institution once more to choose its own students, the net result could )e the cancellation of any order against Governor Wallace that previously was isssued by the high court. The layman may call all this "legalism," but that's the way the judicial system operates in America. It is hard not only for laymen but for lawyers to be sure what the decisions of the High Court mean or how long they will remain in effect. Only this week, Justice Douglas, a veteran member of the Supreme Court, said in a dissenting opinion in a case involving water rights: "Much is written these days about judicial law-making; and every scholar knows that judges who construe statutes must of necessity legislate interstitially (to a narrow extent), to paraphrase Mr. Justice Cardozo. The present case is different. It will, I think, be marked as the baldes' attempt by judges in modern times to spin their own philosophy into the fabric of the law, in derogation of the will of the Legislature. The present decision, as Mr. Justice Harlan shows, grants tho federal bureaucracy a powet and command over water rights in the 17 western states that it never has had, that it always wanted, that it could never persuade Congress to grant, and that this court up to now has consistently refused to recognize." Black's Opinion In an entirely different case decided a week earlier, Justice Black spoke of the action of the Supreme Court as "shocking" to him when it denied review and a hearing to a dairy company which sought "to invoke a right granted by a federal .statute." So the question might well be be asked whether Justices Douglas and Black, respectively, are engaged in verbal "defiance" of the court, and whether the right to express himself vehemently doosn't extend also the tho governor of Alabama in presenting his views. The Supreme Court, moreover, recently rejected a petition from the governor of Alabama for an order that federal troops should not be deployed in that state "lo suppress domestic violence," because the federal constitution permits the us« of troops only upon the request of' a governor or a state legislature. But Uie Supreme Court promptly denied the Wallace petition. (O lt>t>3. N.Y. Herald-Tribune, Inc.) THE LITTLE WOMAN I read in a recent edition of the Telegraph that legislation to ban professional boxing was advanced by committee for final action on the state House floor. I have much respect for Sen. Paul Simon the sponsor of this l and I mean no disrespect to him. I can appreciate his concern for the fighters and the dan- ;ers that they are exposed to. I agree with laws to control unscrupulous managers and fight promoters who exploit these young men. However, I, for one, disa- :ree with laws to ban pro boxing — or fighting, as some choose to call it. Pro fighting is very dangerous, no doubt about it. As a fighter in my younger days, I was well aware of it, and I believe that the fighers and their families today are also well aware of the potential dangers. However, to many of these young men this is a means of earning a living, especially when in many instances they are not educated sufficiently to get a job that would pay a decent wage. -il Kltic Futures Rymlltut*, !«., I9S1. WnrM rirM« r««rvwt fc '7 "You're doing fine—plenty of room on this side!" Readers Forum He'd Save Boxing Many times too, their race is against their getting a job. Certainly it is unfortunate that some get hurt, sometimes fatally. I am sympathetic and sorry when this happens. But if -we outlaw pro boxing for this reason, we may as well go all the way and ban pro football and the Indianapolis speedway auto races. Pro boxing is dangerous, to be sure, but no more so than some of our everyday occupatins including the steel mills, the oil refineries, electric linemen, and mining. These jobs are no more important to the people who must perform them for their daily living than the pro fighter's is to him. Let's not forget that the law, if passed, will contribute to unemployment just as surely as automation is doing already. I agree with many of Sen. Simon's proposals, but my convictions don't allow me to concur with him on this. JOHN SECURO, 557 Highland Ave. PoivelVs Stock Ansiver One cannot refrain from pondering the collective thinking of a constituency that continually returns a man of Congressman Powell's caliber to office. He not only has the dubious distinction of having the worst absentee record in Congress, but is torever involved in some form of controversial malpractice. When criticized for such conduct, he has the audacity to imply that his critics are simply anti-Negro. From his recent speeches it now appears "Noble Adam" has emulated the tactics of his adversaries with his militancy and hreats. Such statements as those attributed to him recently serve only as roadblocks to realization of complete equality for American Negroes. However, I assume there is an ample supply of potential Con- gressional timber in his district — Republican or Democrat—capable of replacing Powell in the next Congressional election. I hope the good people of Harlem concur. DONALD R. MORRIS, 2607 Main St. * * * * More Light We wish to thank Alderman Darrell Riley for his resolution on new bright street lights installed between College and Brown on Rock Spring Drive. We hope the City Council will follow through on this. Having worked at the hospital for a time, we know how badly this is needed. D. LUCKERT, L. HALEY D. LANE, J. WALLACE, and J. H. DORSCH CROSSWORD - - - By Eugene Sbeffer (2 Is" W 2<o 39 55 •28 Zl /3 43 41 50 44 33 17 SI 57 14- 34 •25 47 HORIZONTAL 1.insect 5. thin nafl 9. uncooked 12. above 13. rant 14. metallic rock 15. network 16. lively 18. tentative sketches 20. former Russian council 21. the Orient 23. scarcer 26. more cordial 80. conceal 31. upper limb 32. genders (colloq.) 84. insect 86. coin of Iran 37. treeless plains 89.restrain through fear 41. withered 42. English echool 44. severities 48. guardians 61. operatic melody 52. pronoun 53. musical instrument fi4. taste 55. affirmative 66. Arctic explorer 67. the E In B.P.O.B. VERTICAL 1. unit of speech 2. affirm 3. bristle 4. like better 5. golf clubs 6. sped 7. greedy 8. hesitate 9. business club member Answer to yesterday's puzzle. Averts* tim* of xlutioa: M mloaUi. <© 1863, King Feature* SynU., Inc.) CRYFTOQUIPS 10. exist 11. married 17. Oriental nurse 19. makes lac* edging 22. Southwestern state 24. feminine name 25. soaks flax 26. difficult 27. Canal 28. tyros 29. transpose! 33. Hindu garment 36. permits 38. nullify 40. revolving part 43. Biblical mountain 45. verbal 46. skating area '47. droops 48. child's " plaything 49. regret 50. goddess of dawn IKZDWO BOZDWKIHOB BKMOBL KMOB WKVBHSKVLO. Yesterday's Oryptoqolp: ECCENTRIC TYCOON AMASSES MORB MILLIONS. , 25 and 50 Years Ago June 7,1938 Included in the $37,000,000 harbor bill approved by The House, and awaiting signature of President F. D. Roosevelt was $380,000 for Wood River Levee project. Calvaty Baptist congregation awarded to A. G. Friediich of Wood River the contract for construction of the upper structure of its church. The foundation, 60 by 40 feet, with a 54 foot frontage on Washington avenue, was built by volunteer labor at an estimated saving of $5,000 to the church. Recreation Superintendent Russell J. Foval was elected chairman of the Camp Advisory committee of Pere Marquette Recreational area. Elected to serve on.the committee with him were Miss Edith Mitten of the YWCA and Robert Morrow of the Rotary Club. Nelson Alexander Winslade, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Winslade, was graduated with honors at the 125th commencement of St. .Louis University, and received a BS degree in commerce. Traffic was moving the full length of Broadway, which had been closed for eight weeks because of paving operations. St. Louis and Illinois newspapermen on an inspection trip up the Mississippi river were guests of Lt. Col. Paul S. Reineke, Major E. P. Ketchum of the Army Engineers and Capt. D. S. Blair, chief of dredging operations. The War Department engineers painted a word picture of booming freight on the waterways, and predicted that Alton would become one of the major ports because of its manufacturing products, railroads, and water lines. The engineers also pointed out that more than 2,000,000 tons of freight moved up and down the Mississippi, bearing sugar, oil, lumber, coal, heavy machinery, and other products; that the system of 26 locks, costing $160,000,000, was a modern evolution and in time would establish a fixed channel depth of nine feet or better in America's mid-continent waterway. Nola Ann Thompson, 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Thompson of E. 5th street, was moved to Alton Memorial Hospital, after snee/.- ing almost continuously for 24 hours. Miss Edith Blair had gone to Charlevoix, Mich, to take charge of Chickawago Lodge, which she had been conducting in the summer months for many years. June 7 > 1913 Dr. Mather Pfeiffenberger, president of Madison County Medical. Society, speaking at a meeting at the home of Dr. W. H. C. Smith, criticized doctors who signed contracts with corporations to provide medical treatment for employes. Dr. Pfeiffenberger also denounced the practice of "fee-splitting," a system under which a specialist gave the general practitioner a cut of the proceeds from patients referred to them for specialized treatment. A. L. Carter was named president ot Medora Good Roads and Commercial Club. T. A. Loomis was vice president, E. B. Simmons, treasurer, and W. B. Tietsort, secretary. Purpose of the club, it was announced, was to see to it that all roads extending into Medora were kept in good repair and to promote the "Alton Way," a projected state highway extending north out of Alton. The Alton-St. Louis interurban streetcar company stopped paying George Smith of East Alton $50 a year to permit passengers boarding the cars at East Alton to cross his property to reach the line and, as a consequence, Smith fenced off the property and put up "keep out" signs. Smith said the car company hadn't paid him since J. F. Porter left the utility. To make matters worse, East Alton Village Board sent Smith notice that he (Smith) must repair the sidewalk across his property, one that had been used by the streetcar patrons, adding that Smith, not the village, would be responsible in case someone fell and was hurt. . Annexation of Upper Alton to Alton was the focal point of political controversy and was threatening to keep Gus Haller, recently-elected a member of the county board, from being seated. Two assistant supervisors of Wood River Township, of which Upper Alton was once a part, through some political backing-and-filing, had never received certificates of election and one of them was Haller. In the meantime, two holdover members of the board, Thomas P. Dooling, who was elected to the post by the Wood River Town Board, and George Penning of Upper Alton, another holdover member of the county board, said they planned to attend a county board meeting on June 9 and demand that they be seated as members. Penning and some others were holding that Upper Alton had not been legally annexed to Alton. Drew Pearson's Merry-Go-Round Caused Supreme Court Flareup Editor's Note: The Washington Merry-Go-Round today is written by Jack Anderson Drew Pearson's associate. WASHINGTON — There was more than just the question of Colorado River water that caused :he flare-up between the two oldest justices of the Supreme Court n point of service — Hugo Black and William O. Douglas. The real reason was a woman. These two had battled on the same side for 25 years, in agreement, 99 per cent of the time. VTost of the time they bucked jowerful majorities, sometimes ncurred vicious criticism. There nave been demands for their mpeachment and removal from the court, but always they stuck together. During their 25 years they have never forgotten the ideals and aims of the man who appointed hem. Other justices appointed by Roosevelt, especially Felix Frankfurter and the late Robert Jackson, strayed a long way from FDR's philosophy, but not Black and Douglas. However, a coolness developed ast fall when it became known n intimate court circles that Justice Douglas was planning another divorce. Justice Black had taken the iberty of talking to his close friend when the letter's first divorce was in the offing. Their wives had been as intimate as hey were, and Hugo told tho younger justice that he was mak- ng a mistake. Not even his old Tiend could stop Douglas. However, he married Mrs. Merdedes Davidson. Last summer, when Justice Douglas fell in love with a co-ed at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania and moved toward a second divorce, once again he fell under the disapproving eye of his old friend. Black felt the divorce would hurt the court at a crucial time. : This affected not only their personal relations but their court opinions, and reached a climax with Douglas's dissent against Black's opinion in the Colorado River case this week. History will record Justice Douglas as one of the great jurists of this generation. His courageous opinions, his brilliant dissents will probably surpass those of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. And he has carried more than his share of the court's work. Yet in private life he has been restless, sometimes lonely, sometimes off on trips across the Himalayas, or the deserts of Iran, or the area around Mt. Ararat where Noah landed his ark. Douglas is retiring from the bench in October. By that time, he and his old friend Black will probably be reconciled. Justice John Stennls? Legal circles have been flabbergasted at rumors that the Today 9 s Prayer Our Father in heaven, we give Thee thanks for all the promises of. spring and summer. We are grateful for health and friends and the beauty of all nature and all things we take for granted. We are grateful for opportunities for doing good. Give us a faith to see beyond this day and a courage to match every challenge that comes to us as we more completely commit our lives to Christ. Then will our wills be subject to Thy way and our lives be fruitful for this world's needs. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen. —Roy H. Stetler, Harrjsburg, Pa., former publishing agent, Evangelical United Brethren Church. : (© 1U63 by the Division of Christian Education, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U. S. A.) White House is planning to appoint Sen. John Stennis of Mississippi to the Supreme Court when Justice Douglas retires. Stennis is a Mississippi moderate and has the respect of his colleagues, but his appointment would meet with severe criticism in the North. Stennis is a friend of Attorney General Robert Kennedy and has given him advice in the difficult Mississippi race problem. Because he is a moderate and because Gov. Ross Barnett is just the opposite, it's likely that Barnett will defeat Stcnnis when he runs against him for the Senate next year. It's reported that the President and his brother are considering the appointment of a southern justice to the Supreme Court as a move to :.appease the South in 1964. Military vs Democracy The most important election to watch this month comes up in Peru on Sunday when the military Junta now running that country is staging its vote for president. The last election, held exactly one year ago, resulted iri the election of Victor Haya de la Torre, an anti-Communist, pro-Labor liberal who represents the landless Indians and had spent many years in exile. He was pro-United States and. strongly anti-Communist. But because he believed in social reforms, the Peruvian military kicked him out. Interesting fact is that Haya's Aprista party is about the only one campaigning in Peru today. The other candidates, ex- president Manuel Ordria and Fernando Belaunde have been making few speeches. You would hardly know that an election is being held in Peru. (© 1933, Bell Syndicate, Inc.) MIRROR OF YOUR MIND r By JOSEPH WHITNEY families wore under the authoritarian rule of a husband or father, a woman was often afraid to express opinons that differed from her man's convictions. Women were easily upset by criticism, and many resorted to subterfuge to get what, they wanted. They could not risk the frankness that characterizes today's autonomous female. Is U neurotic to seek addition? Answer: It depends on o n e's attention-seeking methods, a n d the reasons for wanting attention. We all want and need the approving notice of others, but the neurotic individual wants attention because he needs constant reassurance of his worthiness. As i rule he follows his childhood jatlern for getting attention (showing off, lying, contrived wasting, inviting pity, etc.), which ivere understandable then but are grossly inappropriate in adult- lood. Can rheumatism predict the weather? Answer: University of P e n n- sylvania experimenters recently confirmed this old-time belief. When volunteer arthritic pa'.ients were placed in a controlled climate chamber, a simultaneous drop in barometric pressure and Are women more honest fhun a rise in humidity (both storm llic.y used to ho? precursors) caused increased pain in 10 of 11 patients. As reported Answer: Women seom to have in the Sobering Science Bulletin, more integrity, because they are some of the patients felt inten- more independent and less afraid sification of pain within minutes; of losing their security. When most others did not react for hours. (Jjriaes, King Feature*. Synd.. Inc.) ,

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