The Evening Herald from Klamath Falls, Oregon on July 31, 1940 · Page 14
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The Evening Herald from Klamath Falls, Oregon · Page 14

Klamath Falls, Oregon
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Wednesday, July 31, 1940
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PAGE FOURTEEN THE NEWS AND THE HERALD, KLAMATH FALLS, ORE. July 81, 1940 940 FOREIGN RADE CONFAB OPENS INS .F. SAN FRANCISCO, July SI (UP) Means whereby the western hemisphere could withstand efforts of totalitarian powers to dominate world trade Monday featured opening discussions of the 27th annual foreign trade convention here, i The meeting, which drew about 1S00 foreign trade leaders from business and diplomatic circles, was regarded as the most important ever held, In light of shifting world trade conditions. Discusses Problems Raymond H. Giest, chief, division of commercial affairs, department of state, tonight discussed the problems confronting the foreign service as result of the European war. Commenting on the unification of the foreign services of the departments of commerce and agriculture under the state department, Geist said, "At least on the diplomatic front our organizations have been adequately prepared to meet the added tasks and responsibilities which International events im-; pose. "The problem today of furthering our foreign trade interest is in a large measure one of keeping open the channels of trade by negotiating with the central government through the foreign service of the department of state," Geist said. Volume Increases Despite closing of many European embassies and consulates, Geist said, the volume of trade reports and statistics handled by the foreign service from January 1 to June 1 increased materially as compared with the corresponding period last year. Warning that if the United States were threatened by a foreign power, "the first onslaught may be against our economic security and the position of our trade" in world markets, Geist said. "We must avail ourselves of every means of protection." The foreign service, he said, was equipped to "battle ahead in the struggle for the recovery" of foreign trade lost through eco nomic repercussions of the Euro pean war. Southern Mountaineers Set Forest Fires Because They're Tired of Whittlin' SUEZ, Egypt, July 31 (AP Britain is holding airtight control of this vital gateway of world commerce, thus tightening the noose about Italy's African colonies and strangling her attempts to transport badly needed war materials and reinforcements to Eritrea, Italian Somali-land and Ethiopia. . The British contraband operations are like a three-edged blade. The Italians are prevented from getting help via the Suez canal, shipments Italy-bound from the Far East are blocked, and far south along the African coastline ships trying to edge their way up to Eritrea and Italian Somaliland are stalked by British warships. Since Italy's entrance into the war none of her ships have passed through the canal. Naval authorities disclosed yesterday that the Italian steamer Verbania, 6000 tons, carrying a cargo valued at $600,000, is held at Port Said. Loaded with food intended for the Italian forces in Ethiopia, it was seized en route from Suez soon after the Italian declaration of war. The crew of 40 has been interned. British say their control of the canal and waters south of it has been so successful that serious difficulties have arisen in the Italian colonies, where lack of supplies hampers Italian operations and the guerilla warfare of Ethiopian tribesmen is making matters worse with destructive raids on military supply depots. MINUS TWO EQUALS FOUR NEW LONDON, (P) This is one case where two inches equals four miles. Ben Thorn, city ball park caretaker, was given a new lawn mower two inches narrower than the old one. Whore he used to walk 12 miles in cutting the ball park lawn, he figures he new has to walk 16 to cut the same area. ATLANTA, Ga., July SI (PI The government is planning to fight a strange epidemic of southern forest fires with fiddles. They are going at it that way because they have traced the fires to human "cussedness." They figure that music hath charms to soothe the ornery beast, music and some other Interests which also will be employed in the campaign. There are 9,000,000 acres of federal forest lands in the south. Over half the area Is burned every year, accounting for nearly half of the nation's forest fires. Set Deliberately Foresters reported that half the fires were set deliberately1 by the backwoods people among the 100,000 residents within the reserves. The government sent down Dr. John P. Shea, University of Kansas psychologist, to find out why. i The mountaineers explained ' that the intentional fires killed: boll weevils, snakes, ticks, bean beetles and fever germs; kept their fields from choking with brush, and "cleaned up the woods." i After living among the mountaineers several months. Dr. : Shea decided they were kidding probably kidding themselves. . Just Bored j They really set the fires, he! concluded, because they were bored with the traditional recre-' ations of settin', spittin', and , whittlin', and because of a pov-. erty neurosis. ! The biggest money most of: them had ever seen was the $30 j a month earned by the civilian conservation corps bovs who had invaded their mountain retreats. The CCC's activity included fighting fires. There-! fore, "make 'em sweat to earn I that pay ..." Ordinary fire prevention educational work didn't do much i good. The mountaineers were: dubious about trees preventing ' the washing away of vital soil and. for the rest "there may be a few more squirrels when they don't let us burn the woods but there are more rat tlesnakes, too." For a solution to the problem, Dr. Shea turned to the archaic social system that Is at the bot tom of the trouble. Pappy Is Boss An outstanding feature of that system is patriarchy "Pappy" is the backwoods family dicta' tor. If the government could persuade Pappy to lay off the i incendiarism, the battle would be half won. I The psychologist proposes to establish backwoods "centers" where the mountaineers could j have fiddle dances and other I recreation more wholesome than Just settin'. I Unobtrusive rangers would 1 be the official hosts at the cen- : ters, but the pappies would be , given the responsibilities for the I use and care of the centers. : And they would include i Nearly 200-500 acre plots quietly demonstrating how forest cultivation, soil conservation and other modern agricultural practice could improve farming. I And pretty soon, Dr. Shea is sure, between the activities and the enlightenment, there would be little time or place for setting forest fires. PITTSBURGH. (P A "heat wave special" offered by a drug store: "Banana Splits 8 Cents." But the sign adds; "Bring Your Own Bananas." rnn urniirii rrUil VYU V LHt ONLY If ndgf ty nrw. rertlws nights and distres from female functional " irregularities" keep you from ha Ting fun in life take Lydia E. Ptnkham'fl Vegetable Compound famous for over 60 years in helping weak, rundown nervous women during "difficult" day. WORTH TRYINOI A 'SHE' TO HIM BUT A 'HE' TO HER LOS ANGELES, July 31 (.V) When two radio patrol policemen arrested a feminine photographer leaving Union Air terminal after taking pictures. they turned her over to a Jnll matron for searching. Blushing furiously, the matron brought the prisoner back. "This, gentlemen, Is not a case for nie," she reported. "It is a case for you. This Is not a 'she.' She is a 'he'." So the officers took over and reported that their search dis closed the prisoner was wearing a full complement of women's clothing down to the most intimate dotnll. He Identified himself as Joseph C. Gray, 26, of Pasadena, and said he was "just dressed In women's clothes and makeup to fool his wifo and to make some pictures." CONFIRMED WASHINGTON, July 30 (!) The senate confirmed Tuesday the appointment of Judge Robert Porter Patterson, New York republican, as assistant secretary of war. "Arizona Finds Nickel Deposit." 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