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\ J»AOB IIX ALTON EVENING T1LEORAPM WEDNESDAY, APRIL If, ffSS Editorial We Welcome Tftfi Asraranm off the Governor Governor Stratton'n courteous consideration for the Greater Alton Association of Commerce's dele- fttion regarding the area's highway problerm Mon- diy bore needed reassurance for the community— «nd, perhaps, for a friendlier relationship bet wren Alton and him. In the two principal highways brought to his attention ire * promise of finer things for thf future «nd of a solution to a longstanding problem. His assurance that the McAdams Highway would receive early consideration from the state di- tision of highways wa<p romise of an advancement for the area—and the state. Actually, the McAdams Highway—as it now stands—could be viewed as the initially constructed link in the much-discussed Gulf to Source Mississippi scenic highway. We should remember this, notwithstanding the recent Mississippi Scenic Highway Commission's junket to Wisconsin, where it dedicated what it declared to be the "first link" in such a highway. tf Illinois can complete this link by anchoring its upper end into Illinois Highway 100 at Grafton, the step will be a strong argument in favor of swinging the main river highway to this side of the river at this point. And the sutc administration c.m well demonstrate its forward vision by taking advantage of the fact that recently the Interstate Commerce 'Commission permitted the Illinois Terminal to abandon its trackage along the route. The offer of co-operation in turning over to the State its old right-of-way made by the Terminal through Dr. H. W. Trovillion, chairman of the GAAC'a McAdams Highway committee, will provide the state with an excellent basis for its highway—and a much more convenient one than that originally envisioned. Tying up of this project before further changes in circumstances ( can remove it again further from the realm of probability is an urgent need and the GAAC is wise to undertake pulling together whatever loose ends exist. As soon as possible the state highway division, through the governor, ihould be apprised of any missing facts in the case at this end. Of just as great urgency—if not more so—to satisfy long-existing needs of the community is the inner beltline action which Governor Stratum assured the GAAC conferees. , There seems to be some doubt among some observers that the highway division give sufficient consideration to alternate routings for the beltline. Doubtless the one chosen originally would have achieved the greatest efficiency from the smallest possible expenditure and would have been in the most logical place from the standpoint of service to traffic of the present. But doubtless, too, these were not the only factors to be considered. The GAAC's highway and streets paving committee, under F. H. King and through Engineer C. H. Sheppard, is surveying another possible route, not too far north of the originally suggested one. This likely will cause the state more paving expense and be enough farther north of town to increase inconvenience of townspeople using it. It also would cause one extra traffic intersection on U.S. Highway 67. Yet, it will offer an extra, instead of merely an improved, highway artery in the itmlsttas Show Why Drivers Shonld Be flfifwr The Illinois Division of Highways has completed a study of highway accidents in Illinois last year, and has revealed facts that should be studied by evccy person who drives an automobile. The study was made of 24,SOU motor-vehicle accidents that occurred on highways outside cities. These accidents involved 45,195 drivers. The summary disclosed that railroad crossing accidents killed 12 persons, compared with 29 in 1951. This is an encouraging sign. The highest proportion of drivers in accidents was in the 25-to-H-year age bracket. Male drivers in accidents outnumbered women almost 10 to one—which might be an answer to the familiar "women drivers" complaint, unless the men protest that women do little driving outside the cities. The principal cause of accidents was driving faner than road conditions warranted—a lesson for all of us. The number of drivers who had been drinking was placed at l,fi)4, which was a drop of 51 tinder the previous year, but an increase of 1 per cent on the basis of total accidents reported. Conclusions to be drawn are obvious, but too'few drivers take the time to remember: Don't drive faster than road conditions warrant; and if you drink Vlon't drive, if you drive don't drink. tet'» Get This Low on the Books We can all endorse the proposed new state drivers' license bill which, among other things, makes it possible to suspend the permit of a driver convicted on city charges of major traffic violations. The old law now permits suspension of the license only on conviction under state charges of major traffic violations. A number of major Alton traffic violators, convicted in police court, have paid fines, then gone on driving their can because the convictions were based on city charges, following arrest by city police. It has been hard f6r the public to understand this; embarrassing for officials who had to explain it. The new law, once adopted and signed by Governor Slratton, will give us better protection from some of these reckless drivers, and the sooner it's effective, the better. area north of town. And this factor of being an extra traffic facility might well compensate for any deficits in other factors. Besides, it would be in the direction of the area's growth. And since it is a completely new road, the state could make it a clearer ' freeway than anything going through North Alton could be. It will be up to expert engineers to weigh these factors and others nbt mentioned here, then decide between the two possibilities. Many aspects of the city election just past indicate general, but heretofore unspoken, indignation against blocking of the previous beltline offer by the state. The indignation may or may not be justified. Only future developments will show this; But we can all hope that once' a verdict between routings is made—even if some compromises are necessary—our citizens will accept the proposition. Pearson's Merry-Go-Round Feuding Over Defense WASHINGTON, April 15 — Probably the most important backstage feud in Washington ,5s between two auto tycoons who are battling over the nation's mobilization policy. They are General Motors' ex-boss Charlie Wilson, who quit the auto business to become Secretary of Defense, and Slude- baker's present, boss Harold Vance, who was offered the job of defense mobilizer but couldn't afforrl to give up his Studebaker ties. However, he agreed lo serve as a special consultant. These two captains of industry have clashed behind the scenes over broadening the country's production base. Wilson has found that: he can save- an estimated $1 billion out of his budget by stopping the construction of defense plants. Vance has warned this would cost more in the long run, might even jeopardize the nation's future security. Alton Evening Telegraph Published by Alton Telegraph Printing Company P. B. COUSLEY, Publiih«r and Editor Published Daily Subscription Price 30 cent* weekly by carrier, by mall $7.00 * year within 100 miles; $10.00 beyond 100 miles. Entered as second-class matter at the postoMice at Alton, 111. Act of Congress March 3, 1870 MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the use for publication nf nil news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited to (his paper and to the local news published herein. Local Advertising Rates and contract information on application at the Telegraph business office. 111 East Broadway. Alton, 111. Notional Advertising Representatives, West Holllday Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit flew back to Paris, he testified behind closed Senate doors regarding the solemn chances of peace or war. He also told about the "most serious" security leak at Both men have tried to keep j NATO headquarters, and related their dispute' out of the papers, j how a Russian order was recent- However, Wilson argues privately j ly intercepted by which the Red that he would rather stockpile army was to attack an American I reason Malenkov has launched this peace campaign, in order to stop our united effort?" asked Sen. Homer Ferguson, Michigan Republican. "If I were a policy ads'lser to the Russian government," Gruen- Iber replied, "1 would certainly recommend tbat they try to lull the ^Vcst again." • He warned that the "number one project, of Soviet foreign policy is to split the I'niled States from its allies. This was the theme of the Soviet Union Congress last October, and the fellow who made the most noise about it was Malenkov". (Irucnther acknowledged, h o w- cver, that Russian timing is often bad. "They don't always go around kissing babies at the right time." he said, "so they may not be able to fool people as easily as they did before." "We have been mousetrapped two or three times, and I hope we don't get mousetrapped again", snorted Sen. Bourke Hickcnlooper, planes and tanks than defense plants and machine tools. He claims that more money has been unit the next morning at five o'clock. Some of Gruenther's testimony NATO "Spies" Changing the subject, Chairman Alexander Wiley of Wisconsin spent on industrial mobilization j niust he kepl off t he record be- nro |< e j n - "We've been hearing a than weapons of war since the ' ,. a i lse of militarv secrets .However Korean outbreak. j j 1PrP are "A number of plants have been lights. the non-security high- u i 11 that shouldn't have been built," he keeps repeating in closed lover Russia's sudden peace offen Most significant discussion was door conferences. "I don't agree with ex-Secretary of Defense Lovett's theory that you need t w o plants to produce a thousand tanks when one plant could do the job". He also wants to strike $f)00 million out of the budget for stockpiling machine tools. "I see no reason to stockpile machine tools' , Wilson dedaies flatly. Safety from Attack However, Vance lakes the long- sive, which (jruenther.warned may be a trap lo lull us to sleep. This roused some sharp comment from President Eisenhower's Republican backers. "I am scared in deaih of these Sen. lot about espionage lately. Do you have any spies at NATO?" "I keep sticking pins in myself wondering how we get by with so few security breaches, considering that we have officers from 1U nations in our headquarters alone," responded the General. He went on to tell about the worst s e e u r i ty leak, however, which happened while (!en. Eisenhower was still in command. Ike peace overtures," blurted Alex Smith, New .lers.v Republican j was preparing to take off on a and ex-Princeton imiiessor. j secret trip to Oslo, Gruenlher re- "vVe bet lei \\aich out that we ; ported. An otticer thought it would i-en i a sinker tor a leli." agreed | be bad manners lo pop in on iho Gruenther. He added Dial the So- vU'is "made the biggest mistake it in their history when ihey started | advance, range view that the more plants i the Korean war. because it has! "That's the worst security v lola- we have, the greater our output um , e d ihe West" | (ion we have had in our headquart- "Do you think that may be the i ers. will be in ea&e of all-out war. HP warns that we should noi stoic too many production e^s in one basket, should scatter as many plants as possible around the country. Thii would make it more difficult for Russia to cripple defense production by surprise attack. Vance also claims it would he cheaper in the long run to stockpile machine tool>, than ii\ lo stockpile the planes and tanks that the tools produce. When the stock- plied planes and tanks become oh- Prayer for We would know ihee. eternal (iod. not In works of wonder nor of testified Kisenhower's former right-hand man. On the question of Soviet strength (iruonlher gravely warned that the Russians have massed an overwhelming army and air force he- hind the Iron Curtain. However, he assured that the NATO forces were on the alert and could give a good account of themselves in case ol an aiiack. He then told how a radio monitor had flicked up a crvptic Rus- solete, Vance jwints out. ihe> would 1hluu 8 h n ' e mystery hav» to be scrapped, li would be , j ut "' lhr '""""°" ^"fs ol GUI mom economical, he aijjucs. to ; <*»> >o dav hvmg. Come to us in ke«B Ihe machine tools on hand • c bj ' avei > of learlul men, under, ffiSvSLTcmtoKi tr ' al: 'heBcx«inoi,<ofvvii-kodinen.i e « vesd| - 0 l'Per belonged, the next and umply ledesign them to keep ,„,.,__„ ^.^ ^ ^ ^^ mormng al flve () . c . lock miracle, i s ' au Ulrtt -' r during the- Keit Annv s latest maneuvers in Km ope. li was an order for ihe Red army to attack Ihe unit, in which the radio upVith modern improvements Wilson's military exports ;of uoak lm '" the hard- with Vance However, W son u the boss. His views prob- will win out - i sh) P ()f °«" ' C>SM011 and lhe l«"'l of befor* Gen AJ Gruenther l ' onlpl »P': 'or Jesus' sake. Am*n. c Bak ' r P"» -1 *. Kama* City, Beihel A> *• *• tcg s>u< w. "We had a very nervous night'', (Jrucnlhcr confessed. "We didn't know whether it was a bluff or a real attack. Of course, the attack never matenalwed, but you nevejr know when it might " (Copyright 1953) Sltto Glances 00 Ctotbraifh "She's smart and she works hard! She fooled me—I thought she'd try to get by on her figure I" Dttvld Lawrence British Slash In Taxes Leaves Query for U. S. WASHINGTON, April 15 — "How do they tin it—and why don't we rio it?" This is what many a member of Congress asked as he rear! the news that the government of Groat Britain now has reduced income? taxes, arranged to eliminate excess-profits taxes this year, and put into effect a tax-rebate plan to encourage modernization of'plant and equipment. The man who made the announcement, R. A. Butler, chancellor or the exchequer, is one of the ablest officials in Europe today. He is looked upon as a states- mart capable of succeeding Winston Churchill as prime minister. No other man in the British cabinet has a keener appreciation of I he financial help that America has given to Britain, and Mr. Butler never misses a chance to express it publicly. Last year, when he brought in his economic program shortly after the Conservative government came into power, he begged the labor unions not to press for increased wage scales and said he thought he could afford them relief in living costs— an increase in real wages—by bringing prices and ,taxes down. He is making good on that promise. What Is important for Americans to observe is that, in a postwar economy as heavily burdened as that of Britain, the planning which now is manifested in its legislative proposals calls for incentives to business. Taxes are used not as a repressive but as a stimulating influence. The same approach could be helpful in the United States, especially if defense spending tapers off in the next few years. The British tax program affords about a 2' a per cent reduction of taxes on every dolier of income 'for the individual. But the biggest cuts have come in what are called "purchase taxes", \vhioh are the same thing as sales taxes. Thus the levies on many household items, such as carpets, linoleum, hardware and bicycles, come down from 33 per cent of the retail price to 25 per cent—a stiff tax in the first instance that is somewhat alleviated now. For in England, while the income taxes are relatively high, the sales taxes in addition are substantial. The taxes on autos, refrigerators, washing machines, radio sets, however, are being materially reduced. , It is interesting to note that government spending is actually to be increased in the new British budget by about $302,400.000. But the total reduction in taxes nevertheless amounts to about $473,200,000. This means that the budget is in balance even with the tax reductions. These reductions, incidentally, Include a repeal of the 30 per cent excess-profits tax to take effect the encf of this year. With Britain cutting taxes and Canada recently making a cut of Borrower Can Beat Inflation The Easy Way By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK ^P—There Is a quick easy way to beat inflation and cut down on your expenses. Become a borrower. Many people today are behind the financial 8-ball all the time because they waste money buying things they could borrow. A good borrower always has a fat bank account because he doesn't fritter away his take-home pay by purchasing gadgets and luxuries his , neighbor owns—and will gladly lend,you, if you twist his arm hard enough. The motto of the successful borrower is: "Don't try to outdo the Joneses. Just keep even with them by borrowing everything they haven't got nailed down." Let Jones sweat himself into an early grave trying to achieve the better life by hard work and hard cash. If you go about it tactfully, you can get him to share everything he's got except his life insurance policy-rand you may even be able to talk'iiim into borrowing, money for you on that. There are tricks to every trade, of course, and if you want to become a skillful borrower you have to develop know-how. Here are a few tested tips: 1. Avoid a pleading, hangdog look. People will resent you. They admire only a borrower with nerve and self-confidence. 2. If the fellows at the office you mooch your cigarets from use the wrong brand, don't sneer. Just cough and remark, "do these ever bother your throat a bit?" Then tell them how your favorite brand cured you of lumbago, arthritis, and sinus—just when you were at death's door. They'll change to the kind you like. 3. Tell neighbor Jones you're in the market for a car and a television set, but you can't make up your mind which to buy. Jones will take you for weekend rides to brag up his car; he'll invite you over to see what a swell TV set he got. 4. Little leaks will sink a great ship. So never fork out your own dough for things people lend and never really expect to get back- such as stamps, umbrellas, books, magazines, cigaret lighters and pocket combs. They all add up, you know. You can pawn umbrel- 11 per cent in income taxes, too, maybe they'll think more seriously on Capitol Hill soon of the bill of Congressman Reed, Republican, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, who evidently thinks that what the British and the Canadians have done, Americans can do if they really resolve to meet squarely the problem of cutting expenses and improving the productivity of revenue by sen- sihlo tax rates. (Copyright, J953» TOONERVIXLE FOLKS Bj/ Fontaine Fox Norwegians by surprise, so lie took himself to tip ihcm oil' in 25 and 50 Yean Ago April IS, 19SS Lane, of Pearl, had a harrowing experience as WBVPS and wind lashed iho barge on which he was \VBichman, and belonging to the Wisconsin Bridge A Iron Co, Lane, an experienced river man, took lo a boat equipped with oars, which were o! liitle help, but enabled him to clear the sinking barge. The skiff stranded on the Missouri shore, and aside from wet. and cold, Lane suffered no ill effects. Extensive damage was done along the river front at Alton, and Capl. Fluent was washed Info the river by one huge roller and back on shore by another one. Mr. and Mrs. S. Clyde Watkins of College Ave. innounced the birth of a son, Ap-ll 14, In St. Joseph's Hospital. Prospects at.thJs date wore that the new College Avenue railroad station would he In use within two works, and the new schedule would route all fast trains over the cut-off. One object of the subdivision control ordinance adopted by City Council was a measure which formed a complement to the zoning ordinance, and which would bring about platting-of-record of existing as well as future subdivisions. There were a number of subdivisions not recorded as officially platted, and in many lots or tracts had been sold by metes and bounds. Forty-one were to be confirmed at St. Paul's Episcopal Church by the Right Rev. John Chanler White, bishop of Springfield. The members were John Mathies, John W. Wagner, Marjorie Mcgowen, Billy Fisher, Lav-erne Clark, Biliy Jianakopolist Nordica Dilling, Richard Malcolm, Frederick Jocsting, Frank Milnor, Magnus Milnor, Homer Grenzebach, Nelia Johnson, Marjorie-Beall, Minnie Tomllnson, Thomas Silk, William Kodros, Charlotte Cannell, Aristotle John Kodros, Constantino John Kodros, Alberta Brown, Francis Tomlinson, LeRoy G. Tomlinson, Nell Seypohlt, Robert Gunnison, Elizabeth Josephine Gravely, Lola Dilling, LeRoy Steihl, Ed Schallenberg, Mary Lucille Bell, Charles Dilling, Helen Beall, Arthur Levis, Robert Levis, Stephen Jianakopolis, Charles Hogue, Charlotte Greene, Martha Mehilos, Charles Wightman, and Howard Allen. Announcement was made of the marriage of Miss Eunice Bartlow to Albert J. Huber, April 14. Miss Helen Gould and E. J. Victor of St. Louis were attendants. April 13, Rendered unmanageable by t high wind |«! Itvlft current, the steam towboat, Rtehtnun, etfiliihifie! by Jacob Richtman, A veteran rtvjBman, wii frtnnw! against Alton railroad bridge after Its tint of logs and a bargeload of cottomvood timber brofci iway on collision with the outer pier of tJ!i dnw.*pan. The towboat was left helplest when tht collision broke a steam pipe, and disabled the steering meeh> anism. Several men in the crew of 12 scrambled from the raft and barge back to the towboat after the crash, and thence all but Capt. Richtman and his brother, Jim, the engineer, climbed to lafety en the bridge structure. But two Jerseyville men, Mar* tin Wilson and Charles Utt, were iwept away with the raft that broke into two sections and floated downstream. Unable to move the towboat, Capt, Richtman sent men in skiffs in pursuit of the tow, and they were able to pull it to the Missouri shore, a short distance above the mouth of the Missouri. The logs and timber were property of Lex Wise of Alton. He was having them moved from Culvre Island, in the Illinois River, to St. Louis, after a win* ter timber-cutting project. James Glllham, 78, one of the oldest native residents of Madison County, died of an apparent heart attack shortly after retiring to bed at 8:30 p.m. at his home on N. Alby St. He had moved from Wanda to Alton in 1869, after purchasing the Booth place here. His widow; a brother, R. C. Gillham, Of Edwardsville, and a sister, Mrs. John Wilson, of Albany, 111., survived him. He was an uncle of W. R. Gillham, of Alton. Mrs. Margaret Mullen, 65, mother of James Mullen, the glassblower. died In St. Joseph's Hospital of bronchitis. She had resided here 48 years. Miss Cora Synar was announced as valedictorian and Miss Daisy Jones as salutatorian of the Upper Alton High School class of 1903. The Upper Alton improvements board proposed paving of firovvn St. Funeral rites took place in the Cathedral for Patrick O'Leary, son of Police Capt. and Mrs. Thomas O'Leary. Frank C. Riehl \vas one of five in a field of 150 marksmen to make a straight score of 20 birds as the Grand American Handicap opened at Kansas City. A marriage license was issued to Herman 3. Brueggeman and Miss Nora V. Clifford, both of North Alton. Answers to Questions — By fllSKIV— A reader can get the answer to any question of fact by writing The Telegraph Information Bureau, 1200 Eye Street, N. W., Washington 5, D.C: Please enclose three (3) cents for return postage. Q. How many different kinds of jobs are generally recognized? F. H. A. The classification system of the International Labour Organization lists a total of 1,727 occupations, ranging from able seaman to zoologist. In the United States the number is far greater, ranging as high as 30,000. Q. Are animals as susceptible to colds as human beings? M.R.Y. A. Studies have shown rather conclusivley that the only animal, besides human beings, that; is susceptible to colds is the chimpanzee. Q. Did the late Clarence Darrow ever lose a murder case? R.E.E. A. Darrow opposed capital punishment and no one of his clients ever went to the scaffold or the electric chair. He defended Leopold and Loeb for the murder of Bobby Franks. Q. In the Klondike •, gold field days, what was the most popular mountain pass? A.MM. A. The famous White Pass, near the head of Taiya Inlet, was the most frequented of the passes. Robert 5. Allen Reports Astiii Case Hotter \a!s if you get so many they clutter your closets. > 5. If you develop an ailment, find somebody with the same one. Then see what his doc is doing for him, borrow his medicine. Everybody is happy to lend his pills to a fellow sufferer. However, if he gets worse, stop borrowing his medicine immediately, unless you are absolutely sure it is curing you. 6. Never play the stpck market except with the money Jones lends you. If the stock goes up, you can pay him back. 1£ it goes down, and he presses you for payment, just tell him firmly, "look, Jones, old boy, if I thought you were going to be stuffy about this. I'd have gone fo my bank." That'll shame him into silence. 7. One final, important point. Never, never borrow another man's wife. It is too dangerous. WASHINGTON, April 15 — The uproar over the ousting of Dr. Allen Astin, as director of the Bureau of Standards, is rapidly becoming a free-for-all. At the rate the fray is mushrooming, a good part of the government may be involved by the time the Senate Small Business Committee opens its investigation next month. Latest to become embroiled are Budget Director Joseph Dodge and the Federal Trade Corrimission. Neither had anything to do with Astin's explosive dismissal. But the Trade Commission, which has close ties with the Bureau of Standards, is angrily accusing Dodge of "pulling an Astin" on it. Reason for this unusual charge is a secret plan Dodge spr'ang on the Commission to slash $1 million from its $5 ] / 3 million budget. That is an 18.2 per cent cut,'the biggest so far reported in the proposed Eisenhower budget. It exceeds by more than three per cent the previous top reduction, of 15 per cent, voluntarily proclaimed for the Commerce Department by Secretary Sinclair Weeks. The Bureau of Standards does a lot of investigational and research work for the Trade Commission, in its enforcement of the laws against monopoly and other unfair trade practices. A major project pending before the Commission is a far-reaching study of what happens to the "consumer's dollar." Estimated cost of launching this survey is $185.000. Resent Fund Cut The irate Trade Commissioners are saying the main purpose of Dodge's drastic budget axing is to kill this plan and to limit their scope and effectiveness in antitrust law enforcement. Bitter complaints have been made against him on this score to the Senate Small Business Committee, and two of its members have privately promised Jo include the matter in the probe of Astin's dismissal. If that happens, Dodge may have a rough time. Of all of President Eisenhower's top lieutenants, the plain-talking Detroit banker is the only one who has made no effort to butter up Congress. He has hewed strictly to pruning the budget to the bone, and letting the chips fall where they may. That has won him no popularity laurels on Capitol Hill, but he has shown no signs of concern over that. Some of the Trade Commissioners are also talking of going over Dodge's head and appealing directly to President Eisenhower. But they have had no luck on that so far because of inability to obtain a White House appointment. They lay that at Dodge's doorstep, too, but they are still trying. Commissioner Stephen J. Spingarn has sent a sharp memorandum on the backstage battle to both the Senate investigators and the House Appropriations Subcommittee that handles the Trade Com- msission's budget. Highlight of this unpublished statement is as follows: "The Commission has appealed this $1 million reduction and asked for an opportunity to present its base for reconsideration personally to Budget Director Dodge. It has further voted to appeal to President Eisenhoer if Mr. Dodge denies reconsideration. It has also asked Mr. Dodge to advise us in writing regarding his decision on our appeal from this drastic budget cut." Former President Truman initiated the proppsed "consumer dollar" study. In recommending it h« declared: "The consumer has a right to know who^is gettirrg his dollar. When he pays a certain price at a retail store, how much of that price does the retailer get? How much goes to the wholesaler? How much goes for transportation; how much did it cost to manufacture , the product; and of the manufacturing cost how much went to labor, for materials, for overhead, and, in the case of food and other farm products, to the grower highly useful to the businessman in running his operations more efficiently, in settling labor dis, putes, and in showing how much of the dollar that the consumer spends for food actually goes ta the farmer." '(Copyright 1953) More than 90 mission churches were built in New Mexico durini the "Golden Age" of mission construction, 1620-1650, oldest being San Miguel Mission, at Santa F«. Retail prices will be controlled at local levels under a now Bolivian decree, LaPaz reports, MIRROR OF YOUR MIND By JOSEPH WHITNEY Consultant opportunities to call attention to their martyrdom either by words or by obvious actions. Of course there is a tendency toward self- punishment in all of us, but tht would-be-martyr probably §uf- fers from a neurotic inability to make the normal sacrifices and compromises required in everyday living. Are inner conflicts ttlwaji neurotic? Answer: Nnt at all! In our highly organized society there are times when our wishes conflict with the wishes and desires of others, particularly friends add associates. We are confronted with the problem of wishing to do one thing and recognizing the moral necessity of doing something else. When these collisions take place we are confronted with inner conflict until we decide what to do, and do it. These are perfectly normal conflicts that confront most uf uj every day, «U4U# peopl* like ta h* martyr*? 4u*wer: Yes. The true martyr accepts and enjoys deprivation* in the hope and belief ol rewar<J after death. There are, however, pseudo-martyrs Who find maay Do child pradiflM turn out well? 4u«w«r: Yes. They usually fulfill the promise of childhood, according to follow-up psychological studies. N. V. Scheidemann in "Psychology of Exception^ Chil. dren' 1 describes the amazing childhood feats of many famous geniuses; Dickens who wrote an acceptable tragedy before the age Of seven; Winifred Stoner who cpuld read at 16 months awl write at 8 years of age. When child prodigies do not tujrn out successfully, th* reason is almost inva> ri*Wy Ul-feealth or poor fnviran- m*nt.