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Monday, June 9, 1947
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PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE : MONDAY, JUNE 9, 1947 Book of Knowledge- The Lyons Den Broadway By Dorothy Kilgallen What "Conservation" Means By Leonard Lyons If Si H 1 1 U M M n ft I J F- i NEW YORK FINANCE DEPT.: Spyros Skouras and Dean Alfange went to Albany recently to make a speech for Greek Relief. During the ONE OF THE MOST important problems oi any civilized country is the conservation of natural resources soil, water supplies, forests, birds and wild animals, and minerals of all kinds. A country will become impoverished and unlivable if its forests are destroyed, its streams pol Jiirr-' i.ifcrrnm-rTTS-i-iiWi rrtri ft u"im iihifi Tfii r inrminrriidiifii -n iff nn anf "rr -franm mfifcn --i luted, its soil washed or blown awav. and its minerals wasted There have been many examples of this. One of the best known is China, where centuries of working the soil without conservation have impoverished land and people. Nature, left to herself, has Triangle Tittle-Taltle PA PITT will have his biggest Flag Day parade since before the war. . . . The engagement, of Mary Lou Brunner and Ray Fuchs, artists, was announced at a party Friday night. They'll wed in August. . . . Insurance Man Walter J. Kreiling was a year older Saturday. . . . offer made him hv Aicman or .Mexico Xt Vn work in Mexico h.:t 1 ! the President. Sardi Sr., who r business last vpar, operating Sard: s last night. His ret porary he's nr.nd:: only while his yo mooning. v-"as h J-s'.au-;.':! MEMORY Dhl'T Stork Club yev.erJav Eth. I . ,,lt. M()ry , grandmother h,.e family JH luutrnicu oer tier Mi. I'lahii,,.. . remember anything. ,. , ' reached the Mae hPr had no memory at all Tf' one day they sent hpr'iJr nun.. U'oJ.i.. ""I I mm family mend win, is When the old she told them 1 spna!(,. iad a ho til . ana reenea rail ttPlail. "W senator took nie to i.i c iiKini. I. satin t tl 41.. .... -si :i nces, sue Degan, n(t . I .1.. visiting Congress and M.'i Vernon. Her f.ua ! v ljst with delight to hr detailed"!;! port of the senator's takine h-i to the White House. A lady, "and introdia P,1 m. , ximucui illiai '-lilS-.Njm, n MOVIES: Lautfnre Stall-, now working on .Joan cf' raine." is one of th rr.rt " ergetic men in HoHywid. engenders excitement m whoever he does or wherever V goes. . . . Herman MankiewJ the screenwriter, armed ' Nunnally Johnson's ii . 1 - - ' - happened him. . . Johnsnrt "I've Stalling s," Manktevnri plained. "I was with him 5 minutes,- and w talked eb3 nothing and I'm "xhaij" springs dry up or retreat underground; the water that the roots of the trees held in the ground runs off the surface into the streams, carrying bits or the top soil with it. This water adds to the burden of the streams and rivers during the spring thaws and autumn ,rains, and causes disastrous floods. The soil that it carries away leaves the land impoverished and is deposited by the streams in shallow places and around the mouths of rivers, choking them and filling up their channels. When the white men first came to our continent they found the pioneers and the generations that came after them cleared the forests, built cities and factories, diverted . and dammed streams. They killed the birds and animals. The streams were polluted by mine and factory waste and sewage, and the fish were destroyed. . It was not until after the middle of the nineteenth century that people in the United States began to make serious efforts to stop the waste of natural resources. In 1871, the United States Government created the Commission of Fish and Fisheries, and two years later a movement began that led to the establishment of the United States Forest Service and the creation in 1891 of the first national forest reserves. Another early conservation agency was the United States Geological Survey. It was, however, during the administration of President Theodore Roosevelt that conservation became a living issue. He was greatly interested in the preservation of forests and wild life, and in protecting the public lands from wasteful exploitation. This great movement, once started, has continued to increase in scope down to the present. trip Skouras asked Alfange, who has made c o untie ss s p eeches, "How do you c a p t u re an a u d ience quickly?" . . . "Just make them feel that vou're 1 iW nart of thpm ini" and that Leonard Lyons they're part of you," Alfange advised. . . . When Skouras was called upon to speak, the millionaire head of Twentieth Century-Fox, whose prestige and influence are international, began: "Ladies and gentlemen, I am no great orator. I'm just an ignorant, stupid, know-nothing peasant." SOCIAL NOTE: The other night Erich Maria Remarque listened to Claire Boothe Luce and Tom O'Brien, the British MP, discuss British Socialism and its similarity to Russian Communism. O'Brien insisted that they were unrelated, because Britain maintains the safety valves of an opposition party. . . . Then Remarque and O'Brien went to El Morocco, where the MP started to discuss the Palestine program. "When I was a little boy," Remarque interrupted, "my father gave me two bits of advice on how to stay out of trouble. He told me: 'After 8 p. m., talk only nonsense. And after midnight, never feel insulted.'" NEWS DEPT.: Donald Nelson, who is resigning from his movie job, will turn down the .Pi y or nature, ior wan oesiruja without rebuilding, and often does away with the very forces that Nature has used to keep her scheme of things in balance. Thus, when birds are killed or driven away, the insects and caterpillars that destroy crops multiply greatly, for birds are more destructive to such pests than insect poisons. When forests are ruthlessly destroyed without saving the young trees or planting new ones, we lose not only a future source of lumber, but all of the game and bird life that the forest had sheltered and fed. Cutting off the forests also affects our water sources: little Surveying Hazard Six county surveyors headed by Joseph Forest, at work at the new airport last week, probably wished their job was in the air instead of on the ground. Each picked up a severe erase of ivy poison and had to go to the Mercy Hospital for treatment. Wizards at Work Magic appeals to men in all walks of life, according to the jobs of new officers of Pittsburgh Ring 18, Society of American Magicians. Kingdon Brown, president, is with Carnegie-Illinois Steel. Regis Gibson, first vice president, sells auto supplies. Second vice president is Dr. J. P. Donaldson. F. Robert Coe, secretary, is a Carnegie-Illinois engineer. William Ericson, treasurer, is with Mesta Machine. Joe Flecken-stein, scribe, is a letter carrier. U. S- Department of AKriculture. A drainage ditch, built to conserve and control water for a large area. Through Government irrigation projects such as this, thousands of acres of semi-arid land in the United States have been made fertile. ways of preserving and restoring her resources. The loose earth is tied down by a covering of grass, or by the matted roots of trees, and these not only keep the soil from being washed or blown away, but hold its moisture. The dead leaves and plants give back to the soil food that the living plants have drawn from it. Civilization upsets this balance It's a boy, their second, at West Penn Hospi'al for Euphemia and Stewart H. Steffey of Ca rnegi e-Illinois. . . . Making Clarence B. Cte f f e y, har d w a r e exec u t i v e, and Joseph K. B. Hare, Westi n g-house vice J"4 rr 1 i"- president, grandf ath- Mary Lou Brunner ers again. ... Robert P. Thomas, the melting firm official, is visiting his mother in Florida. . . . Ellis E. Bankson, Allegheny County Sanitary Authority managing engineer, went to Decatur, 111., last week-end for the fortieth anniversary reunion of his class at Millikin University. ..." Co-operation After the gloomy news last Hffk that a rtage of nail was holding up construction of the county fair booths, Director John L. Ilernon opened a letter and found Ave nails of assorted sizes. Maiden Speech State Senator John Dent of Westmoreland county had his son Freddie, about 9, occupy his seat on the Senate floor the other day. Senator John M. Walker, presiding, said, "The chair recognizes the gentleman from Westmoreland county." Most of the session had been devoted to a filibuster on the labor bills, so Freddie took the opportunity to unburden himself. He got up and said, "Mr. President, all these senators talk too long!" Wedding March Molra Stewart, the pianist, is giving up the bright lights to become a housewife. She will be married June 26 to James Coleman. In private life Moira is 'Margaret Mary Hagarty, sister of Nicholas J. Hagarty, Jr., secretary-treasurer of the musicians union. Welcome Delivery of five spick-and-span new autos for the county police force Friday called for something special. So County Commissioners John J. Kane, George Rankin, Jr., and John S. Herron, along with County Controller Robert G. Woodside, turned out in the Court House yard and had their pictures taken beside the new cars. ail the friends of Forf Pitt Special leer iGossip in Gotham EW YORK Musical comedy actress Benay Venuta and her millionaire pro- ucer husband, Armand Deutsch, jpave Reno in the bean-o. So tar nothing has been decided about the custody of the two children . . . N oisies t Broad way rumor of the week predicts Greta Garbo will break . ' that long si- VnM lence bv aD- D. Kilgallen pearing in a New York play . . . Friends believe Lady Astor could give the press a startling personal announcement, if she wished . . . Vincent Sardi, Jr., and model Adelle Rasey waltz down the aisle. Judge Pecora officiating . . . Hat check girls claim night club and restaurant business is off 40 per cent. The film version of "The Hucksters' turned out so. well that M. G. M. is putting it into the Capitol within the next three weeks instead of holding it until autumn, as planned . . . George Solitaire, the well known Broadwayite, is on the mend after an operation at Polyclinic. . . . Lex Thompson has progressed to the colorful Lenore Leminoa. Tossed a party for her at his house . . . Nicky Blair passes on the interesting information that the Internal Revenue Department collects S5,000,000 in taxes each month from night spots like the Carnival, Copa, and Latin Quarter. Petite Jerri Humphreys, wife of cafe socialite jeweler Pat Humphreys, left the balcony of the Hollywood theater in a rush the other evening when she became involved in a loud debate over who had first claim to a seat. The party of the second part, an impulsive lass, convinced Jerri with an open-toed wedgie . . . Charles Russell, the movie juvenile who recently married Nancy Guild, is ill with a nervous breakdown, and the hard-hearted wags are saying it's from seeing "The Brasher Doubloon," in which his wife appears. Sandra Berle, 3Iiltons mom, came home from the holiday weekend at Grossinger's with a badly wrenched ankle . . . The whole night time section of the town is giggling over Rudy Vallee's stubbornness while ad libbing on the Jack Eigen show. Eigen tried to put in a plug for his champagne sponsor, and through all his persuasive spiel about the excellence of his wine, Yallee kept mentioning a rival bubbly and insisting "I like" my brand better" ... A wild rumor has horrified the East Side's most expensive jewelers and furriers. The Oriental who has given an ex-model more than half a million in bracelets and skins is according to the report being held at Ellis Island for violation of some currency regulation. In other words, another meal ticket torn up. The Dave and Irene Selznik divorce settlement almost reached recently is stymied again . . . Lois De Fee, the stripper, has left the zipper trade to enter the personal management field. Her first property is Ross Harvey, a former G.I. whotap dances . . . William Saroyan, in his native San Francisco, is astounding his friends by attending various smart spots carrying a paper bag filled with fried shrimp cooked by the chef in an old haunt of his. (Oh, well, Genius.) . . . Thursday To Bed," the story of a successful young widow who falls in love with a married man, will be Norma Shearer's first film since 1942. Enterprise will produce. Your Stars Today -By Marion Drew- What to Expect Today Sun in Gemini General Tendencies Maybe a little too much talking kinda snappy if all things do not go according to your ideas, but a generally pleasant atmosphere prevails today. All during the next 10 days be careful about hasty decisions which entail change, but otherwise you may be rather free from cares. This does not seem the most fortunate time for a love affair, however, and if your birthdate comes near March 10-15 listen to all vows sceptically. If It's Your Birthday Probably you want to settle some of those flitting details but it is quite likely that the time will not arrive until about 10 months from now. You have been through many upsetting experiences, so make an effort to see what it was that caused them all; it's quite possible that you were not entirely faultless, you know. One of your hidden traits is a lack of consideration for others and this sometimes catches up with you and plays havoc with your plans. Today's Watchword "If you would be a real seeker after Truth." said Descartes, "it is neeessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things." Never shall I forget the haunting doubts which seized me when I was about 19. The maxims I had been taught did not cover my new ideas and I could not find answers to my questions in any formal belief. It took me 10 years to find astrology, with its underlying philosophy of daily living, and maybe I would not have appreciated it without that period of inward conflict. The Worry Clinic Youll be seeing a colorful new label on FORT PITT Special Beer very soon. It's a handsome red and gold foil label that is easy to recognize and remember. It was redesigned to include more prominently the famous FORT PITT name . . because more and more people look for that name when they want better ' beer. Look for the name FORT PITT Special on the new red and gold label the next time you want mellow, distinctive refreshment. By Dr. George W. Crane- The word -psychopath" Is Qelnij used, more freely nowadays. It refers to a person who has no conscience, but ukll bleed his o;cn parents of every cent they have and shame or humiliate his friends. ? CASE N-243: Irene Z., 21, is the youngest child of a family of three girls. "But we can't understand Irene's jealousy of us," one of her sisters remarked. "She drives her own car, wears nicer clothes and has traveled a great deal. Crying, Inc. Some of the wags along Political Ro have organized a firm called Crying, Inc., for the benefit of the numbers boys and labor racketeers who are feeling sorry for themselves these days. They offered to put on a good cry for anybody $25 an evening. Oddments Clarence W. Head. Shrine . potentate, cut another birthday cake Saturday. . . . It's a girl for M a r-grette and Charles Meyer, born May 31 at the Sub u r b a n G e n e r a 1. Her maternal grand-parents are the A. Groet-zi n g e r s (dairy foods manager) of C. XV. Head Northside. .. Attorney Samuel Avins' daughter, Lorraine 10, soloed in Earth's annual revue. . . . Thomas T. McCord, Blawnox school head, will be honored at a dinner tonight. He's leaving for a California vacation. . . . Good Time by All Radio's Ray Schneider, occupying the basement of his unfinished home in Brookline, had open hou.e yesterday. Invitations included this statement of purpose: "To give the curious an opportunity to see how the other half lives (six feet underground) and to give Schneider's kids a look at some characters." It feels pitted against adults in an endeavor to pry loose more favors at the same time that it schemes to avoid responsibilities. All throughout childhood and adolescence it may feel like the underdog. A Warning to Parents Anything that it can win, coax or filch' from adults may then seem justifiable, for isn't Tom Thumb entitled to every advantage that can be wrested from the cruel giants? Need Tom Thumb concern himself with good sportsmanship and the rules of fair play when he is battling with giants, whose very size and power make the entire conflict unfair? Youngest children are more likely to be poor sports, therefore, so they often violate laws. Or dog-in-the-manger types, as Irene regarding marriage of her cousin. Or they sometimes become psychopaths, who are persons apparently devoid of conscience. Portraits By James J. Metcalfe Alu ays with you I love you dearly when the day ... Is beautiful and bright ... I love you when the clouds are gray . . . And in the dark of night ... I long for you with all my heart . . . Wherever I may be . . . Because you are the sweetest part . . . Of every melody . . . Because whatever iife is worth . . . Or what may be in store . . . You are the only one on earth ... I cherish and adore . . . However long the hours seem . . . Wherever time may go ... I hold you in my every dream . . . Because I love you so . . . And whether you are near or far . . . My happy dreams come true . . . Because no matter where you are ... I am a part of you. "But Dr. Crane, she dislikes our going to a bridge party or even a church dinner. Irene is attractive looking, but doesn't get along well with people. "And she resents anybody's getting married. One of our cousins recently announced her engagement, and since then Irene has refused to speak to her. Irene has a boy friend who is very good to her, but he isn't divorced from his wife. They are only separated. "Dr. Crane, Irene had many more favors during childhood than we did, so why should she be so jealous of us?" Egoentric Psychopaths Youngest children have a psychological outlook that is often quite unique. In my experience I've found that they tend to be more irresponsible and selfish than the oldest child. Why? Because they are often pampered in childhood. And if their mother is approaching the menopause, she indulges them even more, because this baby is the last one she will ever have. Even its older brothers and sisters frequently indulge it. Remembering how much they longed for a bicycle or new dress, these older children who are employed will frequently buy these presents and even increase the weekly allowance of the youngest. Without having merited such favors, the youngest child begins to feel that it is "owed" a living; that adults, and consequently society in general, should consider it a privilege to indulge the youngster. Spoiled Children At the same time that the youngest child is receiving extra favors, it may also be jealous of those same older brothers and sisters. They are stronger and able to go out at will or attend movies which are denied the baby." so the latter mav begin to think it is unfairly treated An unhealthy outlook frequently develops, therefore, in this youngest child. It has little incentive to be generous and magnanimous, because there is o weaker and vounger babv below n in the family sequence. --- lj ill blTZSyL. It's mild. 1 m refreshing- . l'Mi tv m art new foil laDei I f4 v., tarter beer. The sma" ucw 1 mtm enjoy oetiex va- t .. fiffl ' . . . 1in usually attrac- I El makes Fort Pitt Special an unusuauy 1 Lmm aye bottle wherever it is served.

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