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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH jumtf II. IBM. Insecticides to Be Tested Jan. 17 ALTON, ILL., FRIDAY, JANUARY 6,1950 Member of Tht AtMttatd torn. ft to Oaf* Those Harmful to Humans Will Be Ruled Out »y OVTO A. MAIWTN AModated fcrea* Fam Reporter WASHINGTON, — Iff) — A broad Hit of fruit and vegetable Insecticide* will go on trial hare Jan. 17. The Food and Drug Administration wanta to know whether they can be uatd without harm to human*. Chemical expert*, Inaect expert*, tpokeimen for fruit and vegetable grower*, representative* of chemical manufacturer* and coniumer group* are expected to attend the te«t. The Investigation grew out of report* that *om* Inaectlclde* are responsible for tueh present-day aliments a* vlru* X and Infantile paraly*lR and that they have caused death*. Involved are Mich agricultural chemical* as DDT, arsenic and others. •Charged with protection of the nation'* food supply, the food and drug admlnlsratlon wants to determine just which chemicals are absolutely necesary for healthy fruit* .and vegetables. Any deemed harmful to the human body If taken in sufficient quantities and found unnecessary IB the farmers' perennial battle against pests will be ruled out, their use prohibited by law. Different regulations will be set up to regulate the use of those which may be harmful but which also are proven to be essential in food production. It will be the job ot the Food and Drug Administration to determine from the hearing how much of the chemicals can be left on the foods without causing harm. The Food and Drug Administration 'faces a Solomon's task. It 'must be careful that its regulations do not handicap the farmer to the point where he could not produce adequate food supplies. The result would be shortages and higher prices. On the other hand, regulations must be such •* to protect the consumer. The hearing may result In placing greater responsibility than at present on the farmer that his products are cleaned, more carefully before they move to market. It Is possible that the regulations may force the agriculture department, the state argicultural colleges and other information disseminating agencies to revise their recommendation* on spray treatments for insects and disease*. It's Tough to Get Married in Egypt By ISM RAOHAB AP Newifeatures CAIRO—An old-fashioned wedding ceremony In Egypt isn't like saving "I do" anywhere else in the world. * Among peasants, particularly, the religious ceremony is but an incident in the strenuous and traditional festivities. Some are four centuries old in origin. The day before the wedding is "henna day." The bride applies henna (dark orange-red) to her palms and feet so they will go well with a traditional pink evening gown. Men and women of the happy couple's family dine separately. Later, a dance is held in the men's quarters. Women watch through peep-holes, unseen. On her wedding day, the bride don* her white wedding town. From head to foot all her garments must be white. She rides to the groom's house •n camel back, her fa*« and body screened from view. A musical group precedes her. Her women friend* shout a shrill accompaniment. When she arrive* at the groom's home, a lamb 1* killed at her feet. Then heavily veiled, she is hurried to the women's section of the house. In an adjacent room—separated from the bride by a wall — the groom gives his pledge to honor and love the bride. Normally he has seen her only once before in hi* life and never spoken with her. Even then, after the groom ha* gone through the ceremony, the bride doe* not join him. Her father or an elder member of .the family is delegated to sign the marriage contract. TbeM cornea the "salfa." The bride proceeds through the heuao seven times. Each time she changes her drese between round*. Now the bride and groom go together Into the wedding chamber. But even then they are not alone. A witneat, usually the bride'* mother, goe* along to certify the marriage ha* been consummated. The old marriage customs largely have given way to more occidental ceremonies among the middle and upper classes. But the centurle*-old Egyptian wedding •till 1* faithfully followed by the peaaant*—the vaet majority of all Egyptian*. Superintendent, Chicago School Board Sued GENEVA, Jan. 6. UB—The Chicago Board of Eduction and It* superintendent of achool* were made co-defendant* ye*terday In a tuit for divorce. The action, filed by Peter D. Kolo*. proprietor of a sandwich ihop, allege* hi* wife deserted him and In 1048 and (* teaching school in Chicago, but that both the board and Supt. Herold Hunt have refused to help him find her. The cult ask* the court to re- quint the hoard and auperlnten- RAIN CATCHER — Tuned to New York's water shortage is this hat of paper cups and plates worn by "Miss Water Conservation of 1950." Miss W. C. in real life is Betty Bridgers and her tipsy topper was designed for an "all-paper" luncheon where new water-saving dishes were introduced. Fund Raisers 'Adopt' Alumni 2500 Self-Educated Men Wanted With $100 By DAVID TAYU>R MARKC AP Education Writer NEW YORK,—<fl»>—How would you like to become a college alumnus-by-adoption ? All you need do is sign your name to a check £01- $100 up, made payable to Wesleyan University, Mlddletown, Conn. ( It's part of a novel fund-raising campaign to enlist 2500 self-education business and industrial leaders as honorary alumni of the university. This new idea in fund raising was suggested by James E. Stiles, Wesleyan '13, who is chairman of the fund drive and publisher of the Nassau Daily Review-Star of Rockville Centre, L. I., N. Y. "If our plan succeeds," .he lays, "it should serve as a blueprint for every email, privately endowed university in America." Stiles explains how it works: "We selected 250 prominent alumni of the university who have made their marks in industry, banking, insurance, religion, law and other fields. They are known as the Wesleyan Vanguard. Each Vanguardsman has been asked to select at least 10 self-educated business leaders and invite them to become Wesleyan associates. These alumni-by-adoption will receive certificates signed and sealed by the trustees and president of the university and will be invited to participate in all bona fide alumni activities. "We want these men to come to our campus, see how the university works, meet and dine with the president and his wife and make whatever suggestions they see fit for the betterment of the university. In other words, we want them to feel that Wesleyan is their university." Why appeal to self-educated men for funds? Explains Stiles: "Because a spiritual bond has long existed between Wesleyan and such men. Substantial portions of the college's' plant and endownment were made possible by men of this type. "Up to the present Wesleyan has relied on its own alumni to keep going. But try as we did, it has been necessary to dip into capital funds to the tune of 1125,000 each year for the last three years. We need 9321,000 for our immediate needs. And we think businessmen have a sufficient stake In seeing us hold our heads above water to give it to us." In the first five days, says Stiles, the campaign raised $15,000. Woman's Death Laid To Nervous Exhaustion CHICAGO, Jan. 4. lfl»)—The death of a young woman in a hydro-therapy bath at the Chicago state hospital Dec. 22 was aserib ed by a coroner's physician yesterday to nervous exhaustion. When the woman, Miss Esther Gatewood, 35, was found dead, po lice theorized she had been scald ed. Dr. Paul Schmitt said yesterday, however, that » microscopic examination showed no significant changes In the woman'* skin. The abrasions on her back, he added, apparently were caused by a canvas hammock with which she wa* held in the tub. The bath bad been part of Miss Gatewood's treatment during her six-month confinement in the hospital as a mental patient. Coroner A, L. Brodle announced the Inquest will be resumed Jan. 30. "VpeMe-DewB River" Southeastern Idaho'* Wood River sometime* i* called the "upside- down river," becaut* at one place It la 100 feet wide and (our feat deep, and, In another ipot not far dlctant, it 1* 100 feet deep In a gorge and only four feet wide. dent to give Kolos hi* wife'* ad dress. The petition states that Kolos and hi* wife, Gertrude, were married in 1935. 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