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t^ 1 * f \;·'.'*'V THE DAILY REGISTER, HARRISBURG, ILL., MONDAY, J A N U A R Y 20. 1948 _ . . .. {Congress _ " Studies Birth Starlings jBy HARMANW. NICHOLS United Press Staff Correspondent [WASHINGTON, j», 26:--am-you can lift an eyebrow ii you Hke. But the fact remains that vour Congress is looking into the problem of birth control. Among Darlings. . v '-". } The sleek, black pests are said to be the smartest birds ,'iri sthe V. S. when it comesf to. producing ioung. They are also smart when ft comes to eating up several mil- fion dollars worth of grain each year and making · a. general nuis- 4nce of themselves. It's going, to 6e interesting to see who's smarter-- the starling or Uncle Sam, I Rep. Ed Miller of Maryland has introduced a bill that would allow a man to shoot a starling on sight. The House subcommittee on .health,education and recreation, in, the District of Columbia was delegated to look into the matter because the birds are such a nuisance; here and a dozen efforts to foil them have failed. ' . - " ' . . ; . Has Better Plan , ' ;- *'· So the committee-.'called Dr. Lytle S. Adams of Irwin, Pa., a noted conservationist Dr. Adams fold the committee that shooting starlings one at a time is no good, Ind" besides a "man might "knock off "an innocent' humming' bird, by mistake. He said he had a better plan. It works like-this: : . During the nesting season you ? *'»t a bunch of small, shallow pans, ou put some dirty crank case oil in the pans and sprinkle some S1EOO 15 v ON YOUR OLD Regardless of Condition On Purchase of a WARM MORNING KING-O-HEAT NO. 1 HEATER WASHINGTON OIL BURNER Save $15.00 * A « Harrisburg grain on top. It doesn't have to be $3-a-bushel wheat. Just any old grain. The birds, half of them hopeful mothers-to-be, arc bound to get oil on their feathers when they bob for a morsel. So they go to their nests and sit on the eggs, dripping 6il. The oil gets into the pores of the eggs and the eggs never hatch. It's humane and, Dr. Adams said, it would not endanger the lives of songbirds, for no decent avid would be caught in the same neighborhood with a starling. Knows His Starlings '· Dr. Adams is a pleasant modest little gray-haired man who is devoting his life to planting fields by airplane and solving the starling menace. The airplane thing is his big business and a commercial one. so he didn't bother the committee with that. He also claims to" know his starlings--from way 1890. That was the unhappy year when some unthinking benefactor went into Central Park in New York City and set, 80 pairs of starlings free. "Do you know how fast starlings multiply?" Dr. Adams -asked the committee. .The committee, from Chairman Fred Hartley down, had no idea. Dr. Adams was right there with the answer. One pair of starlings in one year will produce from. 12 to 14 little starlings. Housing Thieves " And starlings, he said, are the oneriest critters in the whole bird family They eat the grain. They are thieves when it comes to housing" They rout nicer birds out of their homes. They eat the eggs of other birds and even gobble up their young. They stoop to eating the buds off hickory and pecan trees. · . _ People don't realize it. Dr. Adams said, but the oil treatment took care of another pest quite by accident. The English sparrow. There was a rascal, but he's under control now. The sparrow, he said, gets the bugs off his hide by sitting in the dust or on the highway and ruffling his feathers. We'll, along came the hard roads, oiled country roads, etc. Cars dripped oil and the sparrows carried it home on their feathers. If Congress will turn him loose. Dr. Adams believes he can rid the country of starlings. No young, no increase in the starling population. -And starlings, like people, do get old and die. About one egg out of every 20 produced on the farm never gets on the table. About 2,000,000 eggs annually spoil or are broken during the trip from producer to customer. Washington Column By Peter Edson NBA-Register Correspondent BREAKFAST at the DeLux Sandwich Shop HOT BISCUITS HAM, BACON, SAUSAGE FRESH COUNTRY EGGS HOT CAKES GOOD COFFEE On West Elm % Block W. of Saline Hotel SUPER SPECIAL! SWEATERS respond to our NEW SOFT FINISH like magic. Spring-time will seem nearer when you see the BRIGHTNESS of colors, and a special process in deodorizing insures FRESHNESS. 3 DAYS ONLY Tuesday -- Wednesday -- Thursday SWEATERS WASHINGTON-- (NEA) --One set of facts almost completely overlooked in the United States concerns the degree to which western Europe has recovered since the end of the war. In American talk about the Marshall Plan, it is all too commonly assumed that UNRRA and post-UNRRA aid went the drain and that war-torn Europe is no better off now than it was on V-E Day. Opponents of the Marshall Plan constantly sound this note in harping on their favorite tune that the Marshall Plan won't do any more good than the UNRRA or the British loan, so why go through with it? John J. McCloy, former Assistant Secretary of War and now head of the World Bank, paid his respects to these arguments in a recent speech at Philadelphia. He also gave a few pertinent ideas on how the Marshall Plan should be administered for the protection of the American taxpayer. That was the part of his speech which got the headlines and the'atten- tion of Congress when he testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee later. What he had to say about European recovery to date was equally important. It was a banker's report on Europe as a risk. * * * Europe's population was 246 million before the war. Today, McCloy estimates it at 270 million. "By 1952, at the end of the purposed four-year aid program, population will be 286 million. Europe is thus presented as a growing--not a moribund-^area. McCloy admits that neither Britain, France, Italy, Spain nor- the Low Countries .have the strength to be the world leaders they were in the last "century. : Before the war, .says McCloy, (the 16 Marshall Plan countries mined more coal, produced -more electricity, built and sailed more ships and wove more textiles than the U. S. Their production .of steel and machinery, their transportation of .goods and their farm produce--though not exactly parallel to America's--were of the same j .magnitude. . ' · · . " . . In spite of the war, McCloy pictures Europe as still having the physical capacity to -regain and surpass its former position; McCloy visited Europe at the end of the war and;again.last fall. In that two-year interval,'he found that seven of the eight' million displaced persons had been resettled. . · . ';·;..·. . . - · In spite of great war damage to harbors, ships, canals, railways, bridges and rolling stock, Europe's transport system carried more passengers and freight in 1947 than in 1938. Her shipyards are doing 50 per cent · more business than prewar. Electric power production is 40 per cent greater. * · * * Steel and coal production are still below prewar, but, even in coal, progress has* been made. In England the increase has been from 80 per cent of prewar in Springfield Buses Running Again After Wage Agreement bus trai which lied «,» mis transport,,!.,, for eight days. |Ul| aiion Under the new contract I'd to be signed today, bus will receive a five-cent wage increase retroactive to'T' 1 " SPRINGFIELD, 111., Jan. 26-- 1. Mechanics got a nine-cent C 1 ' ly boost, and other i'iir., n "" ur ' ; R)-Buses were running again in [f ^ft, "IjL 0 "^ B ringfield today following a week- |rivt . rs t o' $1 . 22 an ho (U.R) Sprin vt . rs o . a n end settlement of a wage dispute Iflianies to $1.38. ·-.'. RUSS MAKE RUBBLE OF ADOLPH'S ARMOR. The elaborate steel and concrete air raid shelter in which Hitler and Eva Braun died during the last days of a crumbling dictatorship, sprawls drunkenly in front of the bomb-battered Reichschancellery after being blown up by a Russian demolition squad. The tilted square at left contain? the shelter's living rooms; the cylinder with the conical top at right, its ventilating unit. (NEA Telephoto) Uranium is Common, Hard to Find '-'. By JOSEPH L. MYLER United Press Staff Correspondent 1 ! .WASHINGTON. Jan. 26.--(U.R)-- The stuff out of which they make atomic bombs is . lying around loose in a lot of places. ! "I once picked up a piece on i the campus of Swarthmore college just outside Philadelphia." Allan F. Matthews said today. But, he added, don't get the j idea that there's a potential uranium ore mine in every back yard. Matthews, an Interior Department expert on mineral resources, went on to explain that: I ."Prospecting for uranium is not like hunting for gold. If you find a sizeable nugget of gold you can j be pretty sure that a lot more i gold is close by. j No Real Deposits i "But finding a single specimen j of uranium ore may not mean a ; thing. There may not be another | one in a hundred miles. j /""There are probably hundreds,) even thousands, of traces of uran-| him on the eastern seaboard. But j no real deposits have been found j there." Still,'uranium is getting to be i pretty valuable, and a man with j a Geiger counter might dp himself j some good if he poked it around j j in the right places, say in Colorado, i Arizona, or Utah. ! A Geiger counter is a gcnuir.c j divining rod for uranium because j it is able to detect the radioactive divorces Granted i It is against the law to smoke :or strike a match in any down- TSf f rL r , rth trom JTMK/ Bettie J. Butterworth: state in the union every prov ince Hazle Anderson from Essie Anderson. Openi HARRISBURG'S NEWEST APPLIANCE STORE COMPLETE LINE OF Electrical Appliances, Wiring Fixtures WATCH DATE! UNION ELECTRIC 10A West Elm Pho. 126R give away atomically the un- 5O* Cleaned and Pressed 2 FOR (CASH AND CARRY ONLY) HART'S CLEANERS 20y 2 W. Poplar emanations which presence of that stable metal. j Depend on Eyes i : Right now most of the countries j of the world, with this one in the | vanguard, are engaged in the most j intensive metal hunt in the history j of prospecting i · In the past several months rich ; , uranium discoveries, not counting ; j strikes in the American west, have j - I^ISER We Give More for Your Old Car On A or pRAZER. NO TRADE-IN NECESSARY Behind the slow recovery in steel and coal are the curbs on German production and the food shortage. Agriculture will probably have to be held below prewar for several years by planting pasture land to food crops, instead of building up livestock numbers. Summing it all up, McCloy finds that at the end of the year in Great Britain, the Scandinavian countries and Belgium, industrial production is now definitely above prewar. In France and The Netherlands, production is rapidly approaching prewar levels. Only in Germany, Austria and Italy, among the 16 western European coun- I tries, is production below prewar. These are the foundations on which European recovery must be rebuilt McCloy attributes the progress to date, at least in part, to aid from UNRRA, the U. S.. Canada and other countries. This 'is the "aid which is frequently mentioned as having gone down the rathole. The goals of further European recovcrv are not confined to a mere return to prewar levels. The planning is for increased production so as to provide a higher ,, standard of living for Europe's j granted License No. 1 in the rcgu- rapidly increasing population. Itjlar scries of 1948 Illinois license is in furnishing the capital for this j plates, the secretary- of state's of- j expansion that the U. S. is propos- fice announced today, 'ing to invest now. i Cardinal Strilch had the same i -- i number last year. State officials" state automobiles carry license plates from the "official" scries, with the governor holding No. 1. License No. 2 in the regular series went Ur Edna H. Austin. Chicago, and No. 3 to Mrs. Winifred R. Hughes, Oak Park. Other holders of the first 10 numbers were Charles M. Hayes. of the planet as Africa, and the Chinese province \ of Kwangsi. i Prospectors who can't afford 1 Geiger counters, which come high, j I will have to depend on their eyes.! The principal uranium ores in i order of .richness are pitchblende, j ] carnotite. and autunitc. Pitchblende is a heavy, rock-like i mineral which looks like coal but i is denser and tougher. Carnotite j is a yellow powder. Autunitc is i j yellow, too. but it usually is found i as a crust on top of other minerals.' The discovery of atomic energy made uranium the world's most j important strategic material. But- the metal had a respectable peace- j | time value long before anybody; dreamed of an atomic bomb. It has been used for centuries as a coloring material--for pots. Cardinal Stritch ; Gets No. 1 Auto License in State SPRINGFIELD. 111.. Jan. 26-- \ O -- Samuel Cardinal Stritch. Catholic archbishop of the Chicago archdiocese, again has been Urges Planned Public Works SPRINGFIELD. 111., Jan. 26 (llpt-- Ray C. Kirkpatrick, director of labor'relations for the Federal Works Agency, urged today that the nation have ready a "planned program of public works" in case 24 MONTHS. TO PAY BURROUGHS MOTOR SALES 202 East Locust PHONJ3 918W , v HARRISBURG Winnctka, No. 4: W. E. C. Clifford, Champaign, No. 5: Herbert (private construction demands IB. Barthoff. Springfield. No. 6: i slump. Mrs. John G. Oglcsby. Springfield, i Kirkpalrick. addressing the an- No. 7; Mary Leigh Ashcrman, |nual convention of the Illinois I Springfield. No. 8: Dr. Preston 'Building and Construction Trades Bradley, Chicago, No. 9. and =, _-.j f --,_,i- Thomas D. Vredcnburah II. Springfield, No. 10. 11 Council, said a program of public i works held in readiness would be in a period of a good "anchor economic storms. He said a ' period of advance planning was started in 1944 under which the federal government released funds to local governments lo lay out public works in the blue print stage. The authority for the "advance planning" ran out last July, he said, and as a result action on 533,000,000 worth of plans for projects had to he postponed. Happy Anniversary NEWAYGO. Mich. ur--Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wack agreed it was an ideal 31st wedding anniversary present. They spent the day watching a newly-drilled oil well come in on their "farm. Agricultural experts say that "lots of clean, warm drinking water" will prevent a drop in winter milk production. 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