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PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE: August 3. 1944 r Dorothy Dix Says Wives Give Rules For Happiness What would you do if you could live vour married life over again? This was the interesting subject that a group of wives were dis tY.,- cussing me ouier '" t - uay, inu one vi tnem saia: "If I had to live my married lire .over again, : would be a cling ing vine and let 'George do all the dirty work, while I reclined In a be coming pink negligee on a couch and told him what a great big, wonderful, strong man he was. For I have observed that the petted, spoiled wives are those who are handier with salve-spreader than they are with the kitchen stove Most husbands come to regard helpmate wives, who toil and scrimp to help make their for tunes, just as business partners, but Baby Face keeps on being a Lady Love to the end of the chap ter." "If I had to live my married life over again," said the second woman, "I wouldn't make so much fuss over trifles as I did when I was a bride. I would let a lot of things slide over which I used to make ncenes. I wouldn t go Into hysterics and reproach my husband with having ceased to love me because he forgot to kiss me good-bye or failed to notice I had a new hair-do. Thereby I would save myself barrels of tears." Dorothy Dlx Enjoy Good Iaugli I would scrap the anniversary fetish, said the third woman, "and, if my husband forgot to give me a present on our wedding day or my birthday. I would buy myself something I wanted and tell him it was a gift from him. Then we would both laugh over it. I wouldn't raise ructions every time he wanted to go off on a fishing trip or stay downtown to play poker with the boys, and I wouldn't get green-eyed over every pretty girl ho looked at." 'I'd make myself easy to live with," said the fourth woman, "for I would know that men get all the fighting they want down town in their battles with the world and they desire to come home at night to a wife who is suave, cheerful, pleasant and as soothing as a mush poultice." "If I had to live my married life over again," said the fifth woman, "I wouldn't throw away the bait with which I hooked my fish, as I did. I would count my calories and keep myself dolled tip so thst I wouldn't present such an invidious romparison to his spick and span and permanently waved secretary." "I'd make a life and death fight to keep on being a companion to my husband, instead of sinking into being merely the children's mother," said the sixth woman. "I wouldn't send him away from home to find a woman to talk to who didn't confine her conversation to baby formula ." "Marriage." said the seventh woman, "is the most difficult and complicated and highly technical career that any woman can take up. And when I think of what little nitwits we were when we entered It. I'm surprised that any of us still has a husband." GRIN AND BEAR IT By Lichty sSpJ 1 SWtiiU " And if by the remotest chance I am defeated for re-election, I will go straight er ahem retire from public life!" Your Wartime Problems DEAR MISS DIX: My daughter Is bashful and has a hard time making friends. I am planning to send her to college. Do vou think this will help her? Would you advise a large, small, coed, or girls' college ? ANSWER: Nothing will do so much to cure your daughter of her timidity as sending her away from home and throwing her upon her own. I would strongly advise the girls college for her where she will thrown with girls. Often Wiser to Hold Navy Mail at Home Port By Richard Hart T17E HAVE NEVER been able to understand why our boy, who is a sailor in the Pacific Fleet, has to go without mail for so long a time on some of his trips," writes Mrs. F. O. H. "The mail to the other boys in our neighbor hood seems to go quickly, but he only gets our letters and packages when he gets back to port. Is it because his captain doesn't care?" The handling of mail for the navy is a very complicated operation. Look at some of these figures; in June the San Francisco fleet postoffice handled 6,481,183 pieces of mail. More than 50,000,-000 pieces of navy mail cleared through New York during the same month. Mail is accumulated at one of the three appropriate fleet postoffices, to await shipments to the base to which the ship is assigned. "It Isn't always smooth sailing," a navy mail authority Is quoted as "saying in a recent Issue of the "Army and Navy Journal." "After a ship Is loaded for a specified destination and has sailed, it might develop that the cargo Is needed at another port. The ship is diverted, therefore the mail must be transhipped. This delays delivery and causes complaints. Nik li delays are infrequent and every effort is made to avoid them. Usually the mail goes forward promptly if correctly addrestted. Air transportation is used when available, and the V-mail gets an A-l priority." Miscalculations It is often to the advantage of the sailor to have hia mail held for him at his home port, particularly if he is on convoy duty. Should his mail be forwarded, it most likely would reach the overseas port after the ship has left on its return trip. It is interesting to note that more than 60 per cent of mail for the naval personnel has been flown to front line rones. No "Skipper" of any ship would take the attitude that mail is unimportant. In fact, he, too, is personally Interested in getting his own mail. But It should never be forgotten that he Is even more concerned with keeping the destination of his ship a military secret, and he is willing to sacrifice even the mail, if it is a matter of keeping the According to CULBERTSON When one pair in a team of four match collects 900 points while another pair holding exactly the same cards collects only 110 points for a part score, something is wrong! Consider this case: West, dealer. Neither side vulnerable. Total point scoring. North K64 03 OQ J9 74 AQ65 West Eat 4 A93 QJ852 CAQJ74 C62 OA 85 OK 10 6 92 873 South 107 OK109 8 5 O 32 K J 10 4 At both tables West opened with one heart, North overcalled with two diamonds. East and South passed. At one table West then bid two hearts and every one passed. West made exactly two hearts, and therefore earned 60 points below the line and 50 above for a part score contract at duplicate. At the other table the West player was somewhat more forceful, lie doubled two diamonds. Although this was technically for a takeout. East decided that there was no future in the hand for his aide and that two diamonds might well be defeated two tricks, so he passed. South should have followed his example, but he feared that two diamoniis might take a bad licking, so he made the desperation runout to no trump. West, realizing that the declarer liked the heart suit all too well, "crossed him up" by leading the spade three. This was ducked in dummy, and East's jack won. A heart return put West in with the Jack, and again West boldly under-11 Ms see of spades. Declarer play, the king from dummy, but evidently he placed West with the spade queen and East with the ace at any rate, he let the lead ride to his own ten. East won with the queen and returned another heart. West won with the queen, cashed the spade ace, laid down the diamond ace to see what card East would play, and when that card proved to be the ten, cashed the heart ace before leading a second diamond. East then collected two more spade tricks, for a five trick set! whereabouts of his ship from the lurking enemy. No Regular Schedule The same complicated situations are true of mail returning to this country from ships at sea. It is never possible to keep the mail moving on any regular schedule. It is never wise or sensible, then, for a family to get panicky about their boy if his mail stops coming. There are hundreds of possible reasons for any delay, so why borrow trouble and worry by leaping to grim conclusions? A tides to Readers: We still have a supply of official leaflets explaining family allow ances, issued by the Office of De pendency Benefits, which we will send on receipt of a stamped and addressed envelope. Puzzle Corner Answers Questions on Page 3, This Section HORSE SENSE 1. Wycliffe. 2. Elderberry. 3. Nine feet, nine inches. 4. Wheat. 5. Eighteen Inches. 6. a Delaware Dover x. b Maryland Annapolis y. c South Dakota Pierre z. d Oregon Salem v. e Wisconsin Madison w. MINUTE MYSTERY Pazzaro said nothing had been touched, yet when Fordney entered the phone booth he removed the telephone receiver from the hook! Pazzaro said the dead man had dropped the receiver and clutched his stomach with both hands and fell almost out of the booth as he was killed with the machine gun slugs. QUIZ 1. Governor John W. Bricker of Ohio. 2. Oporto, Portugal. 3. "The Pride of the Yankees." 4. Walt Whitman. 5. William Bligh. 6. Off the coast of Canada, in the St. Lawrence river. ANAGRAMS (1) THINNED (2) FIGURED (3) TEEMING (4) PENALTY (5) ICEBERG WORD GAME Word GER3IANE game earn manger ager genre enema mange agree gear enrage mane amen germ rang mere anger german rage merge name gram range mean near green ream menage eager mare meager VOICE Of BROADWAY ' By Dorothy Kilgallen -1 Broadway Bulletins LOIS ANDREW, the former Mrs. George Jessel, will waltz down the aisle with multi-millionaire Jack Topping as soon as they can get a license and a parson. She left for the coast yesterday to secure her mother's blessing . . . Burgess Meredith and Paulette Goddard will get a divorce. They were married on May 21. . . . The Cornelius Vanderbilt (Sonny) Whitneys are knitting tiny garments. . . . Ethel Merman and Major Bob Levitt have reconciled and are sharing the same duplex-penthouse again. . . . The FBI is compiling a dossier on the titled ex-husband of a famous American heiress. . . . The Clifford Smiths (she was Helen O'Connell, the Jimmv Dorse v thrush) are lulla- bying a baby girl. . . . Spencer Tracy is ailing in a Chicago hos pital, but incognito. m m Judge Ferdinand Pecora may become co-ordinator of the for industry, a position similar to that held by Jimmy Walker in the clothing Industry. . . Mar-lene Dietrich's current crush is an attractive lieutenant. She met him in Atlantic City when she was entertaining the boys in the hotel hospitals there. ... Cuba's newly elected president, Ramon Grau San Martin, has a White House invitation for next month. . . . Actress Edith At-water and Actor Hugh Marlowe (he'll play the Elliott Nugent role in the Chicago company of "The Voice of the Turtle") have decided on a friendly divorce. . . . Cappy Searles, the girl whose arm was chewed off by a Central Park polar bear, receives 150 fan letters a day at Roosevelt Hospital. - Mae West Is dieting rigorously. The famous curves are slightly out of hand. . . . Billie Burke has quiet Interest in the compacts and cigaret cases currently being promoted under the Great Glori- fier's name. . . . The Argentine playboys who haunt the town's most expensive cafes and there are plenty of them make no secret of their nervousness "over the impending United States break with Argentina. They are afraid of being interned, or worse still having their money frozen. If that happens they II discover which glamor girls really love them. . . . "Jerry" Higgins, the Hattie Carnegie model, formerly Mrs. Pat Humphries and Mrs. Paul Douglas is expected to trek to the altar next with Seward Eric, the liquor biggie. Simone Simon and John Gunther are a new duet. . . . Frank Coniff, the Journal-American war correspondent, is in line for the Croix de Guerre for saving the lives of several French soldiers. . . . Ruth Sel-wyn, widow of theater magnate Edgar Selwyn, plans to marrv actor John ("White Cliffs of Dover") Warburton within a fortnight. ... Jane Pickens is under the doctor's care. She was bitten by a dog (suspected of rabies) in Connecticut. . . . Radio Row was enthralled by Fannie Hurst's "fluff" on her air-fhow last Saturday morning. What she Intended to say, dear listeners, wa "inveterate sleepwalker." . . . Teddy Powell is in the process of disbanding his orchestra in Denver. He'll re turn to New York to face draft evasion charges. ... Another Inevitable combination has been arrived at in the Holly woods: Chill Williams and George Raft. - The Army Air Forces 'will soon reveal secrets of the Superfortress The revelations will make aston ishing reading. . . . The Florabelle Muir-Hedda Hopper feud is a siz zler. It started at the Republican convention when Hedda had Flora- belle's husband, Dennie Morrison, fired from Twenty Century-Fox. . . . Joan Edwards is in seclusion at her Maine farm after a recurrence of the throat hemorrhages which have cancelled her radio ap pearances lately. Medicos have forbidden her to speak for 10 days. ... . A very well known society matron purchased a beautiful G-string from Charlie Guyette, the G-string king, the other day. No, he hasn't the faintest idea what for. . . . Bing Crosby is taking inoculations for his overseas jaunt by plane. It'll be the first time the Groaner has stepped into a flying machine since the tragic death of Knute Rockne. Bing swore then he'd never again go up in one. J HE BERRY S I , - - ' WM HS5SJSy5 J f OAOy, ' JUST ASK Ma -J r i " -r . JL SO SMAWT... OIOMTKNOW n YfJ F VIC JORDAN fr 'TAKE A REST, YOU MEN YOU "V? I WHAT'S THt I I M. t' YESHERR 13 f GES,VtC-I NEVER SAW1 ' I LOOC TlREP.' THE CORPCRAL AMD I MATTE? DlDNT f Ii V CAPTAIN r ANYONE GO TO SLEE? ) NAPOLEON AND UNCLE ELBY , . I ' MVfS)L$ VS 1J HOLY SMOKE.' LOOK WHAT'J I Jf I jLKY BCht'' WHAT" A NARROW E-SCAE.' it s nTl VJ y J COMINV STUN FOR YOUR LIVES 1 1 PW 5 VORDSWORTW JONES. TH PEPfnjI I- sL ' 'CSs-Tl r , ' JTK A POET COMIN&TO RfAOUS M5 LTr,r IUj P LLr- r-a. y (IUXCH ' ,T''5 ENDL.ESS he M jJTW Jjvg AJ ' i j TOWEU jHAVE VOU ANY PLASMA? Y" jl'M SttlN X SURE I T rMST. JENNY BATTLtjT NO GOOD TnT LHES LOST A LOT Or DL00D. JJ 'tt-S-X THINGS A y EDUCATIONAL.! JSHIFTlN' AWAY FROM j I SAW A SHClLGtr I i. - -4 ' SJn-S COURXOF OUR j A GUY LIVES I I US. MAYBE WE CAN IT. LEND ME A - .-JTM Hi . K YZ WAC OFFICERS I AND LEARNS. GET TO THE PLANE-ak HAND MERE Will ySCS fA kHJsSK WITH THE JER- Vir HE LIVES YYU. PLIKO i llCt RY MEDICS--; -. 575fU n ' vOU K SO HELP ME.-V TS4 (ixXlf ' KINO. FKAULETN. V it' -J A CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT, ' . THE FIELD a OUIET YnICE AH1 I I WE'D SETTEnVsAr, I FQHWOt'S 1 AIN'T IT KlNOA VTHEV'PE Tool 1' SET THE PAOIO REAW , -THE JAPS PUTTHEl NAST 1 SET BACK TO 1 AM. ABOUT QUECW TMCyBE SO PAR OVER I IKK- I'LL PePOtfTTO ' INOIAN3 TO BUr0 PLAYMATES- ' MOBSAn'S . tOfiEUI-THAT USlNTCESTEO, IN tmc BIPSE A 1 MAJOO STEEL ANO THE Ot AO l4 "THEM SHACK . . m WHITE 4NOIAN T HAT -"LO AN AL.lT TO HEAR II TFLL HM HOW WTI L 6CPMANS ;-C V 0AP3 .' J ' ' IW- . --X IR1- 13 WITH MOC H . .JA QCSTKIO TH6 ICSACB BAFMABY - , t ' i"i , , r I f . 1 Child Care TOONERVILLE FOLKS By Fontaine Fox Flem Proppy The Local Inventor. .1 Routine Conducive To Sleep By Gladys Bcvans Exercise, fresh air, a good diet and regularity will foster good sleeping habits in your small child. But perhaps all of these angles would stand a little explanation. So let us go on: First a certain degree of wholesome tiredness is conducive to sleep. The child who is inactive and indoors too much, and isn't healthfully tired, will not be apt to sleep well. By the same token, the child who is overtired is so tense that he does not sleep well either. So provide plenty of vigorous exercise and lots of fresh air if you want to make a good day for your child. And, if he is not overly weary, this happy day will be followed by a night of sweet sleep. Next, regularity in sleeping as in all the routines of little children is an extremely important point. Their bodies become used to the regularity as their minds do, and really get into physical and mental grooves. So the rhythm of rest and activity should be spaced the same, or approximately the same, every day. The last point we are going to cover today has to do with your child's meals. Too much food or too little food especially the last That McSnoyd! H followed m, bocfc to th amusement park! He even trailed along when I entered an exclusive cafe. For some Oysters Rockefeller. And Mr. aMalley! 1 u Luckily, he became interested in the slot machine near the free lunch counter and I left him there.Z. He's guarding the jackpot. Three lemons come up every time .'. . No Leprechaun can resist guarding a treasure. 7. Their, traditional excuse is a need for ransom in cat of kidnapping.?. As if anyone would snatch McSnoyd. T. fm convinced it's a "compulsion" fve urged psychoanalysis) 1 L fave you seen the newspapers? No, not very recenily,' What's Busier Brown , doing today, m'boy? J I I ; -JW n-. fROCKftY, A Six-Day Serial- Desperate Flight Pari IV: Greta's Startling Information Pius Martha's Femlnina Intuition Flash "Danger Ahead" for Chris : By Private H. D. Colson GRETA MILLER slipped quietly into the closet while Chris answered the door. It was the bellboy with an order of ice. Chris took the tray, handed the boy a tip and closed the door. When they were alone again, Grea emerged from the closet, crossed the room and sat - down on the divan. They exchanged a long glance as Chris stood by the door with the tray of ice, straining his eyes for a better look at his uninvited guest. "Good evening, Miss Miller," Chris spoke slowly, glancing at his wrist watch. "Eleven o'clock is rather late for a lady to be in a hotel room with a man . . . alone." "Do not be naive, Mike Trav-ers," she smiled and the exotic beauty of an enchantress came to life. "Naive ?" "I have taken the adjacent suite," Greta whispered in a gentle but firm voice. There was a note of threat in the way she said it; then she warned Chris not to sleeplessness. Well-balanced, ap petizing meals are extremely important. Indigestion can cause restless sleep and bad dreams. Too light or too heavy an evening meal coming too close to bed time also will interfere with sleep. However, the tendency is more often in the former direction. Mothers far too often try to give their active younger children a too - light, cereal type of supper rather than a too-heavy one. we worked out the sleeping and the eating pretty well in our family we thought; and we never went in for these simple "gruels" which are easy to prepare, and often un appetizing to a young child, just before bed time. I believe vege tables or a delicious aoup arid mention her nocturnal visit to anyone. "One week from tonight I will come back ... at midnight." She was at the door, ready to leave, "Just a moment, please, my dear Miss Miller. . . ." She paused, her eyes fastened on Chris again. "What's the big idea?" Chris exploded. "You come here uninvited, threaten me with a pistol, and now you say you're coming back one week from tonight. . . . What's coming off?" "Shut up!" she interrupted violently. "I should have you arrested " "You will not do that, Mr. Trav-ers . . . or should I say Mr. Christopher Cannon a deserter from the Army of the United States." Chris flushed red. "You see, Mr. Cannon, I know "How . . . H-How did you find out . . .?' His voice was weak, his throat dry. Greta Miller's eyes narrowed shrewdly. "It is my business to know things." "Your business is " She spoke harshly, "Shall we say I am in the service." "... in the service?" "Yes ... in the service:" she stated in a steady, unhurried, cold voice. "I think I understand." Chris said. "And what about Martha?"! "Martha, she is a child. She is nice but stupid. It is safe for me! to live with her. You are in love: with Martha?" ' CHRIS did not answer; his glazed eyes squinted, unseeing. 'You have no need for worry, Mr. Cannon ... if you play ball with us. I'll be seeing you." She closed the door and was gone. After Greta had left his room Chris stood motionless, his mind a blank. This whole thing was crazy, reasonless. Who was Greta Miller? Who was she representing? What was her objective, her pur pose in contacting him? And how in heaven's name did she know his real identity? There was only one thing to do wait, wait for developments. Chris worked 3 late at the office at Monroe Aircraft the day that Greta Miller had said she'd return to his apartment and it was almost 7 o'clock by the time he arrived at Martha's apartment for dinner. Dinner at Martha's was a welcome respite from the turmoil that was in his mind, and tonight they would be alone This date was something of an anniversary for them, he thought as he rang the bell their eighth date in eight days. Now don't be a chump and go getting ideas about this little gal, Martha, he'd told himself everytime he'd gone out with her, but it didn't seem to do any good. He always asked for another date and she always accepted. Besides, it was comforting to be with someone, especially now that his mind was racing with worries over this Miller dame. "Where's Greta tonight?" Chris asked in a sort of matter-of-fact way after dinner was over. Greta doesn't spend very much time at home lately. She's working nights, I guess . . . and Dorothy's working the swing,. shift this month " Martha was in the Uving rocs tidying up and Chris was dry4 tha last nf the d shes. Visva irnii If Tirttxm fTrf tA?" "Only a couple of montw. Martha replied. "Dorotliy w4 ' had an ad in the newpaper lor girl to share our apartment m Greta answered it ftm Martha was patting a side her on the sofa when unj now itn tko litrinir rOOIB. " .aiuc unis liic ii "'b v., sat beside her: the smile on -J face disappeared and he was i ing longingly at her. SHE arose abruptly from ' sofa, picked up the evtw newspaper. Then she sat on the floor in front of the S place and started on crossword puzzle. Her ha pinned up, her legs pulled up der her comfortably and htr m ers were over her eyes in ; centration. Chris watched W tently for awhile, then got sat beside her. She glanced from her puzzle at 5-ntervBJta it was during one of these ing away interval , tipped up her chin, pulled her ly into his arms and kisea He held her close, her sponded and she was phant . arms. He felt the warmth;, close to him and the unmist volcanic symptoms h;s tea.-pounding. . "Martha he whisper She raised her head. "Martha . . . you know, you?" " 1 think so." "You know that I love jou He kissed her again. j: "Martha ...!, ' y. like to know how you me." . 3' little wrinkle of P'trf across her brow, i much. Mike . VJt something mysterious something I don't nr,;a Chris was silent for stood oniv uu ,t e. " r I ' Mike. I . . 1 Ul "'; ..j,at - say this," sne tf don't quite about you. you know Maybe I'm a.'ra- (Continued tom row)

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