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PAGE FOUR ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH SATURDAY, JUNE 29,1963 Editorial New Concession on Renewal At IMM the city h,is won temporarily its buttle xvith the federal government over housing inspection in connection with the "Dogtown" project. Whether the ilty c.m pet the government: to extend its leniency toward other projects remains to lie determined when the time comes. The next question is how it has come out in the battle against local opponents to any kind of federal aid at all in connection with urban renewal. I-'ocs ol the program who centered most of their early opposition against residential inspection changed their tune when federal authorities hacked away from their original position and agreed to permit a housing inspection ordinance requiring search •warrants. I hey immediately changed the basis of their opposition and leveled it against federal aid type urban renewal—period. It is easy to conceive that they would conic out in opposition to any federal aid at all behind urban renewal, no matter what the requirements were. In fact, it is not beyond imagination to see sonic changing their line of attack to halt federal aid on highway building and public assistance programs. Negotiation Warning Confirmed Public Works Director Paul T..CIIZ now is able to add confirmation ot his warning about possible loss of federal aid to his recommendation against further consideration of bids on the South Side sewer opened this week. The confirming word came in conference with state sanitary officials, and should be heeded by both city officials and the public who must be able to understand and sympathize with the council's actions in the matter. Bids on the sewer were more than 50 per cent over the estimate of two highly reputable engineering firms. able engineering firms. The estimates were based on construction COM standards updated to within the last three months. The suggested negotiations could only mean compromising the original specifications on the sewer. Long ago Altonians began discussing the possibilities latent in the tremendous sums to be spent on the sewer program here. The occasion now arises where the council can put a quick stop to any further conjecture in this direction, and raise the entire program above public suspicion. '1 o encourage and improve future collection o) sewer service fees it will be necessary to maintain the ultimate in public support of the program for a long time to come. Congo Moves Feud Over? That matters arc working out better in the Congo after all the difficulty the United Nations had there is indicated in latest dispatches. Most recent is a dispatch that a one-time Patrice Lumumba supporter, Georges Grcn- fell, has been overthrown by the Moderates in the Upper Congo Provincial Assembly. He was regarded as an extremist. His election as president less than a month ago touched off riots in the province. Meanwhile, the Congolese Parliament at Leopoldville has taken further steps to guard against a revival of Moire Tshombe's grip on Katanga. In the course of many changes in provincial lines—in fact, a complete re-division of provinces—it has so altered the old Katanga that observers believe Tshombe would have little chance of staging a revival there. Parliament passed a bill simply wiping out the old South Katanga Province and moving it to a new province called East Katanga. When The Congo was given independence by Belgium in I960, it was divided into six large provinces. News dispatches connected with the general outbreak that eventually cored up on Katanga probably left many suspecting the nation's tribes were divided into much smaller areas than these boundaries indicated; that the original provincial districting was a mistake. Now the government has carved the country into 23 smaller, but more homogeneous states. The division of Katanga was part of the job. And if anyone ever charges the redistricting was aimed at Tshombe, government authorities always can point out that his province was delayed till 23rd. I hat Lodge-Kennedy family rivalry apparently has been resolved for the time being. President Kennedy has appointed Henry Cabot Lodge as ambassador to South Viet Nam. Lodge, if your memory goes back that far, was widely hailed as the suave and attractive vice presidential candidate who ran with Richard Nixon on the Republican ticket in I960. And the Lodges have been battling the Kennedy's in Massachusetts politics for many a year. We're tempted to hope the President made his selection because he admired the mettle and the polish exhibited by Mr. Lodge in the inter-family feuds, and wanted a good man to represent this country in one of the world's worst hot spots. We believe Mr. Lodge can do the country a lot of good in South Viet Nam, where a firm hand is required. Only recently Buddhists staged demonstrations that would put those of our Negroes over here to shame. One priest had gasoline poured over him as he knelt in a public street, and ignited, so that he burned to death before a large mob while he prayed. It was all in protest against the Roman Catholic South Viet Nam president's repression of the Buddhis'ts. This country put its foot down and threatened to act against the president, whom we are supporting against the Viet Cong. The situation has changed. Through his diplomatic approach and sharp ability to detect things going wrong, Mr. Lodge should be able to retain the gams now made in straightening out South Viet Nam's internal governmental difficulties. Drew Pearson's Merry-Go-Round They're ^Sports' About Prof umo WASHINGTON — There's a sporting quality among British politicians. They don't get as bitter as some Americans. The British Laborites are in dead earnest about getting Macmillan out of office, but have been rather genteel about it. . .Dr. Stephen Ward, the London osteopath, now in sex trouble, wrote a letter to Harold Wilson, head of the Labor Party, several weeks ago telling him about the love-making of War Minister Jack Profumo. Wilson read the letter with interest, showed it to the No. 2 Labor Leader, George Brown. "What shall we do with it?" he asked. "Show it to the Prime Minister, of course," said Brown. . .But the PM did nothing. This is one of the disclosures the Laborites haven't really rubbed in on Macmillan —too spoiling. . . remarked t h e Prime Minister when he got the Christine Keeler- Profumo news: "At least, it wasn't a man." Sex and Cuhint't Jack Profumo, the Cabinet member who stirred up the storm, \ is slower in politics than with sex. He spent 25 years in the House of Commons before he got a Cabinet post. Usually a promising young member of the parly elerl- ed lo Commons gets rewarded with an under set-relar.vship in four to si.x years gels up to the cabinet in around ten years.. . Profumo's father was an aristocrat of Italian birth, famous for wearing an orchid boutonniere when he rode to the hounds. . . His son carried on quite an affair with a widowed member of the royal family until he finally met Actress Valerie llobson and married her. . .The naked man with (he mask who served dinner at one of Dr. Waid's sex orgies is a former Hollywood movie star with a very famous name, who has not adopted the life of England. He is an amateur photographer of parties, paid quite a bit to get his photos kept out of the Duke of Argyle divorce case.. .Britishers who read American criticism of but the fact that no other British Government has ruled so long since 1810. Winston Churchill took over from the Labor Government in 19. r )l, and the Tories have ruled ever since. It's an old Anglo- Saxon habit — as JFK knows — to want change. . .Churchill gave it to 'em immediately by switching his policy on the Cold War. He was the man who traveled out to Kulton, Mo., with New President Harry Truman. Right after the World War 11 and made the famous Iron Curtain Speech which declared the Cold War. He was then out of office. When Ingot back as Prime Minister, Churchill began trying to unsell what he had sold, but found unselling Americans was louj than selling them. He finally per- Profumo and the Tories throw too much success. hack the question: "What high U. | jvext Prime Minister S. official was involved with Mar-' ilyn Monroe?" "Life Under the Tories" It isn't Christine Keeler who is going to bring the Tories down, lain Macleod, the Toiy Party chairman and the man who will probably replace Macmillan in August, is patterned after Hugh Gaitskell, the leader of Labor Party — brig.M, witty, definitely left of center. There won't be much difference between his policies and Labor's .... Real fact is that the Conservatives didn't change any of Labor's forms except, for rescinding tionalination of the steel industry. Socialized Medicine, the bugaboo of American doctors, continues to flourish under the Tories. If an American goes to England he can gel his teeth fixed — free. Socialized Medicine applies to everyone in England, including tourists. Notes on Books at Library •/ Hv DAVID KAHI, HOI/T Librarian LET'S REJOIN THE HUMAN RACE, by Joseph H. Peck, M. D. — "... social planners arr trying (o arrange the oldster's life so that ho will develop a stair or galloping senility. They export him to spend his years after sixty-five square dancing at the Happiness Clubs, making wren houses nntl cheap jewelry in the hobby shops, or. if ho is rich enough, riding around the golf course in his toy coaster wagon. What the social planners would do well to realize is that a man who has born robbed of his sense of purpose isn't worth a damn anyway, be he young or old." The author, who spent most of his life as a general practitioner in a little town of Tooele, Utah, is every hit MS witty and sagacious as in his previous offerings — "All About Men" and "Life With Women and How to Survive it." Dr. Peck lias touched lightly on the average "poor sap's" problems when approaching retirement in other books, but the current opus discusses the situation n detail. He writes entertainingly about work, leisure, senior cities, social security, medicare, physical care and how to preserve independence of spirit. He chides senior citizens for thinking the government will take care of them and he points an accusing finger at 'benificont' government and its effect on the spirit and initiative of the retirees it 'benefits'. As a member of the "Tended Herd" the good Doctor explains his own trials and tribulations in coping with retirement. If you, or someone very close to you, is approaching the time when you must perforce be turned out to pasture you would do well to acquaint yourself with Dr. Peck and his practical suggestions on how to face life after 65. Laced with colorful anecdotes and sharp barbs aimed at t h e present administration, the book defends the medical profession very handily and proceeds to advise the 'Old Codger' on how to conduct himself mentally and physically in his twilight years. One story concerns the wise old farmer who captured a herd of wild hogs by getting them to depend on him for a- free handout. Another one is about the eye doctor who treated his patients free and threw the required reports into the waste basket because it took more time to fill out the reports than to correct the vision, ". . . he would lose money either way." The author closes with. . ."Here is my final suggestion: Let all of us aid folks band together and purchase the states of Florida and Arizona from their owners, or better yet chase them out like, their ancestors did the Indians and establish our own government. We will then secede from the Union, demand Alliance for Progress bounty from Washington and live-as we damn well please." For an evening of humor, wit and practical advice "Let's Rejoin the Human Race" is highly recommended. Illinois Communities Gel Housing Loans WASHINGTON (AP) — Loans totaling nearly $12 million to Illinois local housing authorities for construction of low-rent homes have- been approved. Thr authorities and amounts, announced Friday by the Public Housing Administration: Chicago, $10.•192,200, 710 homes; Cumberland County, $1,034,500, for 24 homes in Neoga, 24 in Toledo and 32 in Greenup; Montgomery Counly, $354.90(5, for 10 homes in t'offeen, l> in Taylor Springs and 14 in Witt. tootin 1 Arizona Republican, has THE LITTLE WOMAN "Just which medical school did YOU graduate from Mrs. Butterworth?" Readers Forum The Washington Look George Walker is shocked at President Kennedy's plan to put a tax on plant contributory death insurance policies. He shouldn't be. Insurance policies are usually payable to the surviving member of an elderly couple. And the senior citizens' vote is of little consequence in the Kennedy clan's plan for perpetuaty in office. The oldsters are a minority at the polls. The concern today is for the indolent and ne'er-do-wells. Nowadays it's considered a misdemeanor, if not a crime, for an older citizen to own a modest home or to accumulate a little nest egg for his declining years. They seem to want us to go on relief, as witness our taxes. Our income is stationary, yet our taxes and the cost of living go higher and ever higher. Independence has gone out of style. We are living in a welfare state where the government frowns on any display of thrift or the old- fashioned idea of saving a dollar for a rainy day. We must look to Washington for our daily bread. Do this and you will be considered a good American citizen and worthy of the Kennedy dole. But of course we must keep the clan in office and continue spending a huge chunk of our national income on give-away schemes in order to get our handouts. You won't buy any automobiles with the money received from a plant contributing death policy. In most cases it won't even cover the funeral costs. I agree with Mr. Walker. Kennedy's plan to tax insurance policies is comparable to stealing pennies from a dead man's eyes. L. U. CRADDICK, 808 Herbert St. Independence Reminder The bells of the Alton community will be rung at 1 p.m. next Thursday, July 4, to make our participation in a great new national observance of America's Independence Day. The Liberty Bell was first rung in Philadelphia almost 200 years ago to proclaim America's independence; to tell the world that in America men would govern themselves. On this July 4, 1963 we in America should stop and think. We "lioulu thank our forefathers of long ago for the independence they made possible. We should be thankful that we have the opportunity to live in a free demacracy under a flag that means peace and freedom to all the world. When the bells ring July 4 at 1 o'clock, stop and think what they mean. MISTY MOORE, 1808 Main St. Heartwarming It was indeed heartwarming to read the article on foster parents like the Logsdons and Gates in Alton. Much credit is due these people who give love and care to children who do not get it from their own parents. I always enjoy reading the Telegraph and its many fine features even though we are now far away from Alton. MRS. WILSON RUDY, 121 Feronia Way, Rutherford, N. J. (Former Altonians) ForumWriters^ote Writer's names and addresses must be published with letters to the Readers Forum. Letters must he concise (preferably not over 150 words). All are subject to condensation. CROSSWORD By Eugene Sheffer Macmillan was picked for Prime 1 become such a political hero in Minister chiefly because he had llu ' Soull > thilt llf> is tt- y<ng lo hush up his past membership in the Z7. •L-7 T-7 44- 50, 24 4fc> 34- 28 39) 4-0 S3- lo\ 3o 3k, 53 10 31 to go for a summit but successive British suuded Ike conference, leaders — Anthony Eden and Macmillan — have been trying lo unsell them ever sinn. served on Eisenhower's staff in England during Ibe war. In when Macmillan was tupped the Queen, Ike was President of the USA and has just bawli-d out his past membership National Association for the Ad, i vancernent of Colored People. . . i President Kennedy personally tri-i fed to persuade Mayor Allen < Prime Minister Anthony Eden ov-'Thompson over the long-dislance| er the Suez invasion in such bar-|P hono U) mlu( ' (1 ra( ' ial tension inj rack-room languuu iJackson, Miss. Thompson agreed was visibly shaken, bud lo resign | l ° m( ' ( '' witn 1(K ' !|1 Negro leaders Alton Evening Telegraph Published Dally by Alton Telegraph Printing Company P B (JOUSLliY. Publisher PAUL S. COUSLEY. Keillor Subscription price <10c wec;klv by carrier: by mall $12 a year In Illinois and Missouri, $18 in all other slates. Mail subscriptions not accepted In towns where carrier delivery Is available. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS without j.. .Today Ike is no longer 1'resi- dent and Macmillun is elderly genteel, lacks the old political touch, had the old wisdom, he nev- would have let Hie ('ai)ini-t as •"rofinno remain hul warned he wouldn't talk to outsiders .... At a recent While House Civil Rights session, President Kennedy urged Negro lead- rs to call off their threatened tie- long as be did ''nonstr.ition against Congress. The also would have talked back lo Kennedy on Skyboll with more vi,or...Mac will liok out in late Au gust when commons recesses, ibor wits say he will then he- come "l»rd Macmillan of Sky- The Associated Press Is exclusively (.-milled lo the use for publication ol nil news dispatches credited In this paper shed and to hereIn. the local news pub- MHMilKK. OF TIIE AUDIT BUREAU CIRCULATION Local Advertising Rates and Contract Inloniuuiun on application at the Telegraph business office, 111 East Broadway, Alton, III. National Advertising Representatives: The Bianham Company, New York, Chicago, Detroit and St. Ltuls. toll.". Kennedy Administration looks ahead politically both at home and abroad. Knowing labor is almost certain to win the next election. Kennedy advisers svc-iit out of their way to bring George Brown to Washington, assured him that Kennedy's visit to Macmillan was not intended as support for the Conservative government, gave Brown about as much lime with the President as Macmillan is having today. Behind Civil Highls Barry Goldwaler, 1 h e roulin' Rev. Martin Luther King, niter sitting silently through the meeting, finally spoke up. "Mr. President," he said, "you have lalked about the uulimeliiH'ss of Ihc demonstration. In my work, 1 have never found a demonstration that was t i in e I y." . . . The President's brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy, was expounding his ideas on Civil Rights when one of his (lie room. sal there quietly, oblivious to the crisis dis-. eussion. Her father went right on' talking. . .The militant Black Muslins arc making little headway in recruiting Southern N e g r o t- s. Their biggus! following in t h e South is in Atlanta. ((O I'JKH, Hell Syndicate. Inc.) daughters popped into climbed up on his lap, HORIZONTAL I.Jupiter 6. mast 9. chart 12. operatic feature 13. melody 14. employ 15. endure 16. eager 17. title 18. conjunction 20. West Indian Island 22. regrets 26. behold! 27. Roman poet 28. English poet 83. male beings 34. exist 85. because 36, rifle 87. consigns 40. feathered vertebral* 41. conjunction 42. large cats 44. food 48. feminine name 49. legal profession 60. Russian Lake 52. section 56. salutation 67. actress: Hayworth 58, always 69. through 60. prophet 61. palm fruit VEimCAI, 1. poke 2. metallic rock 3. by way of 4. merited 5. frightens 6. dog 7. soon, 8. entertains 9. rumple 10. continent Answer to yesterday's puzzle. time of lolatiou: It mlnnt«i. (O 1*J3, King Features Syud., Inc.) CRYPTOqUUPS 11. South American country 19. upon 21. the sun 22. Italian city 23. level 24. measure of capacity 25.therefore 20. of blood vessels SO. exchange premium • 31, concise 32. concludes 34,treasurer! 38. fish eggs 39. toward 40. flamed 43. printer's measure 44. applaud 45. possess 46. wide- mouthed Jug 47. Lake 61. daughter of Zeua 83. eggs 64. seina 55. before POQHHZ P U Q H BHWZ PORDY KWROOZ TWFADNPUWB* ARY'P TEFDTWFF FEDG. Yesterday's Cryptoquip; GOOD PRIMER TB2UL8 8IMPU) TAIJ3S FOR FIRST GRADERS. 25 and 50 Years Ago June 29,1938 The Good Citizenship Association, under chairman J. E. Juttemeyer, adopted a set of "principles and purposes," which opposed the return of slot machines, pinball machines, punch boards, and other gambling devices, and emphasized strict non-partisan action In the choice of candidates for public office. The association did not advocate "blue laws", but urged enforcement of state and local laws concerning gambling. Sister Margaret, superior at St. Joseph's Hospital, observed her third anniversary here, where on her arrival she had become almost immediately involved in hospital building project. She had come to Alton from New Orleans, where she had been in charge of a 2,000-bed, state-endowed hospital. C. Max Brady of Abbingdon was the new athletic coach in Greenfield High School. The Rev. Russell F. Judson and family were honored by a reception at Cherry Street Baptist Church where he had taken over the pastorate. Receiving with the Judsons were John Beard, assistant pastor, and Pressley Simmons, head deacon. Shurtleff College and Alton Memorial Hospital received approval of the Department of Education and Registration of the State of Illinois on a cooperative nurses training course. The five-year combination course would provide a diploma in nursing and a BS degree in education. Because of the high river stage resulting from operation of Alton Lock & Dam No. 26, the 44-year-old dam across the river at Kampsville was to be torn away and abandoned. The original dam had been constructed of wood, and as each section needed repair or replacement, concrete was poured. The dam had been 1,200 feet long, the lock, 300 feet long by 73 feet wide. Sidney W. DeLong of East Alton received a three-year license as an amateur radio operator. A truck of Noll Baking & Ice Cream Co., stolen from a parking place near Third and Langdon streets a week before, was found in Charlotte, N.C. driven by a 15-year-old. June 29,1913 The Rev. Simeon Hussey of Upper Alton returned from a Sunday visit in Otterville convinced that chinch bugs could tell the time of day. He had heard the bugs began to move each afternoon at exactly 3 o'clock, but doubted the story until he made a trip into the fields and confirmed it by his own observations. Millions of the bugs were invading Jersey county fields, and the minister told of the determined battle being made against the clock- minded pests on the farms of George and John Dougherty, George Spangle, and Kersey Gadwallader. State Senator Edmond Beall, who had been seeking legislation to force interurban electric lines to equip their cars with toilet rooms, had won his point with respect to cars serving Alton. He had been notified by General Manager L. C. Haynes ol the East Side System that its cars- were soon to have the facilities he had demanded. Home-coming services at 12th Street Presbyterian Church brought a reunion of many former members with present members. Among those on hand were a former pastor, the Rev. D. E. Bushnell, now of Chatanooga, and Wilbur M. Bailey, now a Sunday school missionary in Montana. The ice shortage grew more acute, and many confectioners were short of ice cream to meet Sunday demands because local manufacturers had been unable to obtain ice to continue normal production. Dealers were planning to ration sales of ice in an effort to prevent customers from being completely cut off. Upper Alton Free Methodist congregation had secured use of a lot of the Chapin estate on Washington Avenue, between Boslwick and Amelia Streets, on which to erect a large tent .for a series of evangelistic meetings. The cornerstone for a new lodge building of United Brothers of Friendship on Easton Street, near 10th, was laid at afternoon exercises. The lot was one willed to the lodge by Davis Kyles. Fireworks dealers were wondering what to do to dispose of stocks of blank-cartridge pistols, banned by a state law just signed by Gov. Edward F. Dunne, and made effective July 1. Victor Riesel Mao Tries to Woo South America WASHINGTON — There now is evidence that Communist China is attempting to carve itself a slice of Latin America. Mao Tsetung's newest "leap forward" is to British Guiana on the northeast coast of the southern continent. The Peking leader wants Guiana not only because he seeks to match Chairman Khrushchev's hold on Cuba, but as a base for fanning out in Laos style to the new West Indian island nations. Mao's partner in the Western Hemisphere is the female security and national police chief of Guiana, Mrs. Cheddi Jagan, Minister for Home Affairs. It can be revealed that they made their pact during an undisclosed conference in Peking on the afternoon of Aug. 31, 1962. They met in the almost unvisited private office of Chairman Mao Tse-tung. With them was only Wu Hsiao-ta. He is Mao's Latin American specialist, holding the rank of Deputy Secretary General of the Chinese People's Institute of Foreign Affairs. IJiin; Visit Such a visit with the all powerful leader of the Chinese Communist Party is an unusual accolade in the Sino-Soviet world. Mao sees few visitors. Apparently Mrs. Jagan, wife of the avowedly Communist Guianian prime minister, was considered of vital importance to the Peking global operation. She is Secretary General of the Marxist People's Progressive Party which governs British Guiana. This is usually the position of power in a Communist apparatus. Stalin was Secretary of the Soviet Party. So is Khrushchev today. As s u c h Mrs. Jagan could pledge to Mao one objective long sought by Peking — a beachhead in the Western Hemisphere. Observers believe, therefore, she is more powerful than her prime minister husband. Since she was appointed Home Affairs Minister she is in effect also a military commander. Along with documented reports of her meeting with Mao came details of pledges she made to the Chinese Communist government. Some leaders of the anti- Communist opposition to the Jag- ins in Georgetown, British Guiana's capital, also have learned of this secret alliance. It is one of the reasons they have declared violent civil war against the pro- Communist government. Youth Program Opposition leader s have expressed surprise that the U.S. public is paying so little attention to the war against the Jagan government. The anti-Communist rebels know that while in mainland China for two weeks, Mrs. Jagan met with Mao's youth leaders. She developed a plan for exchange of "students." It would mean, if the Jagans keep power, that young Guianians would be dispatched lo Peking, as Castro has been sending thousands of Cuban children and teenagers to Prague and Moscow for three and four-year indoctrination courses. Today's Prayer O God, Who made this earth, Who made us all, for the gift of life and the desire lo live it to the full accept our thanks. We are glad for every evidence that governments, to stay in power, must increasingly respond to men's hopes and dreams. Speed the day, we beseech Thee, when man's need for Thee will shape those hopes and dreams and so shape the powers that bo; in Jesus' name. Amen. —Russell S. Hutchison, New Concord, Ohio, professor of Bible and religion, Muskingum College. (© 1M3 by the Division of Christian Education, National Council of the Churches of Christ In the U. S. A.) Similar arrangements have been worked out with the All-China Federation of Youth and the All-China Federation of. Students. Mrs. Jagan's contact in Peking is Wang Chao-hua, the youth federation Vice Chairman. In private discussions during her visit, according to intelligence reports, Mrs. Jagan sided with the Chinese Communist "chairman" against the policies of the Soviet Communist chairman. She expressed her approval of Mao Tse- tung's "analysis that victory in the anti-Fascist Second World War will pave the way for victory of the people's post-war struggles." In Marxist language this means she is lining up with that end of the Sino-Soviet axis which believes in actual warfare against the U.S. and allied nations. Meets Specialists When she arrived in Peking she met with Mao's specialists in infiltrating those areas of the world in which English language nations arc influential. Amongst them was Lin Ping, Deputy Director of the American and Australasian Affairs Dept. Later she dined with another Chinese foreign office group. They were joined by Chi Chao-ting, Vice President of the China-Latin America Friendship Assn. W h i le replying to a toast from her Chinese Communist friends, Mrs. Jagan said: "It has been my long awaited dream to see the great country of China and her heroic people. I am glad to have the opportunity to understand the struggle of the Chinese people in the past and their construction at present "The success of the revolution in China id an inspiration for people the world over striving for national independence. (© 1863, The Hall Syndicate, Inc.) MIRROR OF YOUR MIND «y JOHISI'H WHITNEY strange ilems of food (including dirt) was not uncommon among persons with nutritional or glandular deficiencies. Among three patients described, one hungcrod for starch, another for clay and a third for dirt. Each was suffering from the same form of anemia, and all lost their peculiar cravings when they were properly treated. IN (ho U.S. up (o (lut« on insanity? Aimxvor: U.S. nnysieiaiis, mong with menial heal'h organizations, have mad;', outstanding progress in combatting mental illness. Where this country fails to measure up to expectations is in the area of insanity laws and regulations, some of which are dangerously archaic. In many states, tests of criminal responsibility derive from outmoded English rules, under which a mentally deficient Answer: Eating dirt normally person is not considered insane implies backing down. However, unless his mind is completely dis- Dr. K. E. Stone, Northwestern Un organized. iversity, said that hunger for (O 1083, King Featured, Synd., Inc.) Do some people CM( dirt? Docs weather Keiihillvlt> ever change? Answer: Yes, and physical illness is usually the cause. However, fatigue and some types of mental stress qr illness may bring a change in sensitivity to heat and c o 1 d, sunlight, electrical storms, etc. When we become painfully sensitive to phenomena which do not ordinarily bother us, it is probably because one of the above slates has triggered a slowdown in the ordinarily exisling buffers that protect our sensory receiving apparatus.

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