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Thursday, Janqary 30, 1947 THIS BUSINESS OF By MARY MOORE HAVE YOU HEARD? The United States Public Health Service estimated that 60,000 or more infants might be saved an nually by universal use of a new medical method that provides vir tually painless childbirth. This painless technique, called delivery with continuous caudal analgesia” involves the use of drugs that are injected at the basqr of the mother’s spine. She looses all sense of pain in the lower por tion of her body. This technique aroused some op position after it was first used in 1942 by health service surgeons, but the popularity of the technique is now increasing rapidly. The health service said the rate of stillbirths was reduced by more than one-half among Philadelphia mothers upon whom the new method was used for the last few years at the Philadelphia Lying-in Hospital, and at Memphis, Tenn., compared with a group receiving the usual care. A review of six available insur ance statistics studies indicates that individuals who- are over eight when past middle age are ore likely to die of cancer than ate persons of average weight. Thus there is the prospect of re ducing cancer by proper diet, or at lefigt postponing its appearance. GLAMOR Miss Emily Wilkinsj leading teen-age designer, got her start designing clothes for the children of Hollywood stars. Then she grad uated into the teen-age class, and she was one of the first to give the girl around 13 years of age a break, as far as becoming styles go. The teen-age girls grew up arid still they demanded her designs. So she grew with them and now her collections are labeled young juniors, and in her new collection she even “marries them off.” However, she still carries a few designs for the junior’s younger sisters. Miss Wilkins just designed the tour-wardrobe for the child model of the Infantile Paralysis posters. Miss Wilkins’ January exhibits shows more nearly normal should ers, Beautiful buttons in incon spicuous good taSte, special atten tion to collar lines and cuffs to give a new crisp look, and white stocks borrowed from the ward robe of the horsewoman. Since the L-85 restrictions gave -their last gasp and left designers of clothes free at last to have their way, what a change we are see ing! Clothes are fabulous in beauty and in price! Nylons are back and everybody’s got ’em! Earrings dangle, skirts are at least two inches longer and going down! Shoulders are rounder, and everything is strapless, from the celebrated wired-bra, to bathing suits, play clothes, nighties, and evening gowns! There’s feathers on everyone’s hat, including the bird of paradise and the aigrette, long in mothballs! Every woman wants a pure silk dress at $12.95 a yard for the silk, and spurns silk hose at $4 a pair in favor of nylons. In the hair picture the page-boy bob is back an the Psyche knot at the back has replaced the scrub woman’s knot on top. One designer says that women of real perception will dress with stark simplicity except when at home. Adrian perdicts much the same thing and warns that there will be so much liberation in fash ion that women must take great care not to get themselves tangled up in yards of fabric and fluff. WOMEN san “take fliers, who All-Ameri- Proving that women it on the chin” women were banned from the can Air Maneuvers at Miami, Flor ida, just because they were women, have planned an all-women’s air meet, at Tampa, Florida for March 15th and 16th. Mrs. Verna Burke Craft, CAA flight test examiner, opined that for the present the women fliers would have to accept the unco operative spirit, of the men, but warned that “an airplane cannot distinguish the sex of its pilot”. Mrs. Blanch Noyes from the CAA in Washington attended the ^^ir meet. Her work has held her Washington for the past year behalf of better air markings in the U. S. The CAA budget re quest, which may provide for im proving that branch of CAA work, is an item dependent upon Con gress. Mrs. Noyes plans over the job of seating markings in Mexico. Commander Edith Stallings, chief of Air Waves, USNR, was on hand for the Air Maneuvers, and commented only that women have done a great job in the WAVES, proving especially valuable in com munications. training and as medi cal assistants. The destiny of the WAVES is to be decided by the new budget conscious Congress. It is under stood that the Navy hopes to main tain the 2 per cent WAVE quota. Before the war Commander Edith Stallings was on the dean’s staff of the University of Alabama. Dur ing the war she was district Air Waves Chief at Jacksonville and Opalocka. The British working woman re ceived a sock in the jaw also, when after 2 years of official inquiry, the Royal commission wrote the final chapter of the “equal pay for women and men controversy in Britain.” The verdict was “Women are just not worth equal pay.” The commission held that there are few jobs where equal work is done by both sexes, that “men are more adaptable and versatile than wom tn, more resourceful in surprise situations, and ^therefore worth a higher wage.” WHAT’S COOKIN’? Winter is a good time* to vary the preparation of the lowly vege tables to add an exciting note to your menu. Have you tried oriions with peas lately? Parboil the onions about 15 minutes. Make cavity in center of each onion and fill with canned peas or frozen ones that have been defrosted. Place over each a lump of butter and seasoning. Place in casserole and pour around it a little water in which a bouillon cube has been dissolved. Cook un covered until onions are brown. Glazed carrote are loved by the whole family. Cook about a dozen whole carrots in small amount of water until tender. Melt butter and brown sugar (or granulated) in large iron frying pan and place carrots in it. Place over low heat and shake pan so carrots will be come coated with the syrup. When nicely glazed, serve. In place of a can of corn, serve a cornpudding. Combine 2 table spoons each of flour and sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 cups milk, 2 table spoons melted butter and two eggs slightly beaten. Mix with can of corn, pour in casserole, set in pan of water and bake 30 to 40 minutes in moderate oven. Do you hate to cook fish? Try this simple method of baking. Wash and season fish, wrap in slightly greased butcher’s paper, place on cookie sheet in oven and bake. If desired you can roll fish in cornmeal, cracker crumbs or flour before placing in brown paper. Even a flavorless fish can be made to taste delicious when cook ed in a creole sauce. Make regular sauce with onions, green peppers and tomatoes and pour over fish on glass baking dish. Bake until tender—serve from same dish. IBI 111 ttl 8977 32-46 to take up mr another was un- Miss Phoebe Omilie, well-known woman flier, able to attend the Miami Air Meet, the gathering place of veteran aviation stars, due to a flattering assignment in Tennessee at the re quest of the Tennessee Governor. She is helping to rewritg tion laws of that state. to All the vitamins needed seem be found in plebeian dishes. ONE-YARD APRON This pretty and practical apron, Pat tern 8977, comes in sizes 32 to 46. Send 25 cents in coin, your name, address, pattern number and size to Federated Press Pattern Serv ive, 1150 Ave. of the Americas, New York 19, N. Y. Send an addi tional 25 cents for the winter issue of FASHION, 52 pages of smart, wearable styles including a free pattern inside the book. AND MP. Art) MPf. “I BELIEVE in little boys, you know,” Mr. Dilworth began. “I bet,” said Little Luther. “Indeed, I do,” said Mr. Dil worth. “I love them dearly. Why, I used to be a little boy myself.” “Fancy that,” exclaimed his son. “But,” Mr. Dilworth continued firmly, “I believe in them one at a time.” “Not twins or triplets?” quipped Little Luther. “Let’s not be salacious, Luther. I’m talking economics.” “Every time you get economical, you take it out on me,” Little Luther complained. “If you really want to be economical, cut down on your own pay instead of my al lowance. Yours is a lot bigger, you know.” “What I mean, Luther, is that I think each father should deal only with his own son and not with this can__», I San Francisco (FP) Hawaiian “And inconvenient,” suggested I longshoremen have won a 30 cent Little Luther. I hourly wage increase in an agree “And extremely inconvenient Er-1 nient on a new contract with Hone rand Boys & Mammas Little Help- waterfront employers. ers Union of yours.” I “There was at least one word of I This latest increase, which will truth in your tirade,” Little Luther I a^so set the pattern for all other said, “and that was inconvenient. I island ports brings the basic hopr You might have added expensive pY ra^e $L30 and marks a gain too.” y 11 twice as large as any prevjpps “Yes, it is expensive,” Mr. Dil-1 longshore gain in Hawaii. worth agreed. “The union doubled I As soon as the terms of the your allowance in less than a year. I agreement have been put in writ But you understand, I oppose it ling the contract will be submitted only on principle, not because of Ito the membership for ratification, the cash involved.” I The agreement was reached with “Of course, father.” I I School Strikes Settled I U ended when the unorgan.sed and McMahon, sec unaffiliated instructors returned to I ,, classes in West Pottsgrove and lretary of the Ch,cag0 Building classes West Pottsgrove ana |Trades Council. Coal Township, Pa. 1 The 13 ^Vest Pottsgrove high school teachers returned after a 1-day strike. After asking a $500 yearly increase, they conditionally accepted $50, an offer from the school board which they had earl ier turned down. The more militant group of 94 in Coal Township (near Shamokin, Pa.) had kept high and elementary schools closed to 2,400 pupils. These teachers stuck it out for over a month de manding a $300 yearly increase. They got it. DIRECT APPEAL FOR VETS Detroit (FP) Tables in W&W chain theater lobbies invite movie goers to list fcny housing vacancies they know about that war veterans might occupy. The campaign was started by the American Veterans committee after other methods failed to pro duce living space. The Detroit housing commission is cooperating with the theaters and the AVC. Or. A. A. Exley OPTOMETRIST Eyes Examined Glasses Fitted Office Hours: 9 to 5 Evenings 7 to 9 By Appointment 502 Market Street Over Peoples Drug Store PHONES: 2378 Office 2264-R, Residence THE POTTERS HERALD /8* ON TMF OOlfAff This chart from the AFL Monthly Survey criticizes the wage-price formula of 1946. Instead of any such formula for 1947, the AFL favors wage increases negotiated through collective bargaining. (Federated Pictures). FREE SPEECH IN WALL STREET New York (FP)—Wall Street breeds sensitive souls as well'as millionaires. So William H. Haskell, a cus tomers’ broker, discovered when he was examined as a prospec tive juror in the New York Giants football-fix case. Asked if he could view the case im partially, Haskell said no, be cause “I’m in the gambling business myself.” Quicker than he could hand out a hot tip, Haskell found himself out of a job. The New York Stock Exchange cancelled his registration and his employ er, the Wall Street firm of E. F. Hutton & Co., fired him. Announcing the unprecedent ed action, Stock Exchange President Emil Schram said Haskell’s remark was “discredi table with respect to the securi ties business.” He added that Haskell “has a mistaken con ception of the business in which he has been engaged.” E. F. Hutton &. Co. agreed. BOc Hourly Boost |Eam power-mad, irresponsible, freedom- ■■"■■y3flwf wfllwll crushing, totalitarian, unAmeri-1 AMfle|«AMAman TT the aid of a special government “And therefore,” said Mr. Dil- I mediator, Dr. Nathan Feinsinger. worth, “I say all Americans should I Longshoremen twice postponed stand up and give three cheers for I their strike deadline at the request Senator Ball. I wish there were I of the federal government. The con more Senator Balls. When his law I tract expired last Sept. 30. passes, my troubles will be over.” I The new contract extends for 18 “Do toll,” said Little Luther. I months with wage reopenings “Every parent on this street will I after six and 12 months. Principles be allowed to deal with his own I of the hiring hall were obtained, boy only, and you little brats won’t I including the work force against be allowed to form a gigantic mo- I the work load, the 40-hour guaran nopoly to put us poor papas out of I tee for basic employees and pre business. Negotiations will be car-lference of employment for union ried out in the woodshed once I members. again as they were in MY dear old I daddy’s day.” I BUILDING PAY BOOST I “And did you ever think what I Chicago (ILNS)—An agreement you and Ball may be carried out I providing pay increases of about in?” Little Luther asked. 110 per cent for more than 40,000 workers have been signed by Chicago contractors and AFL Philadelphia (FP)-The strikes buil.i‘nK ,‘ra^ Thc ,7^ i Igo into effect June 1. They will in of tw° groups of school teachers *947 WK MMMf' iw Mwr: or aapca/n/no twr* our fiVf/M MMCff AND AAODucrsotf, ppooucr/wrr Great System Sourpuss Wilson, General Motors president, says he’s not cutting car prices—he’s raising ’em because “sales are not yet meeting consumer price resistance.” The robber barons of the middle ages never stated the theory more clearly. India declared its independence of the British Jan. 22, 1947. Our guess is that King Georgie VI won’t take it as hard as George III took the American Independence. Declaration of baritone Paul in an afterdin- The celebrated Robeson suggested ner speech that unions in the U. S. should think about taking power as labor has in more advanced countries in Europe But won’t the NAM and its friends in the labor movement object? We anticipate a big glut in the labor market for public relations men when the army and navy fin ally get merged. What will all the typewriter generals and corporals do then? Young Hank Ford announced he was cutting car prices to starve off inflation. And just then the Secur ity & Exchange Commissions wid ened the door to gambling on the stock exchange, saying the danger of inflation was over. But Ford cashed in on the publicity, even if his cuts averaged only 1 per cent. Only about 12 million horses and mules on farms now, says the bureau of agricultural economics. There were 25 million 25 years ago. Where did all the mules go? Room for only a few in Congress. Spitsbergen didn’t belong to anybody until 1925 when Norway was allowed to claim it How come the British overlooked it all those centuries WANTED MOULDMAKER One to Block and Case in Sanitary. Good wages for right party. Box 752, East Liverpool, Ohio. 'ACTUAL charges for 500 consecu tive funerals conducted by the DAWSON Funeral Home are as follows: 10% Were 9% Were 50% Were 31% Were Dawson Fundal Home “SO MUCH... for so little" 215 West Fifth Street Phone Main 10 v .. Under $150 Under $300 Under $500 Over $500 Worken Charge Discrimination Denver (FP)—Charges that the Agriculture Department has dis criminated against beet workers in fixing minimum wages were level ed here at a government factfind ing hearing on 1947 sugar beet in dustry wages and prices. The hearing, which was recessed until Jan. 31, is one of four being held by the department. One has been held in Detroit and, after Denver, the board will move on to Salt Lake City and Berkeley, Calif. Since 1939 “beet prices have risen 198 per cent while the work ers’ pay has risen only 80 per cent,” the board was told by Bernie Valdez of the Community Service Club, which serves Spanish-speak ing people in Colorado and New Mexico. The Socieldad Mutualista, local branch of a national beet work ers group, accused the department of “taking a perfunctory attitude toward fixing minimum wage-.” It demanded that the government raise the minimum wage per acre from $88.90 to $55. Spokesmen for the workers went further in declaring that beet workers were not protected by the Wagner act, the wage-hour law or the social security act. They de manded that they be included, “as American workers,” under these protective acts. Wage Boost Halts Stockyard Strike Threat Kansas City, Mo. (FP) A strike at the Kansas City Stock yards was averted by a new con tract granting a 10 cent hourly wage increase and other benefits. The workers ratified the con tract after a strike notice had al ready been filed by the United Packinghouse Workers. The new contract provides for pay for six holidays instead of five in the previous contract Em ployees with more than 15 years service will get a 3-week vacation each year. The new wage rate guarantees a minimum of 91 cents per hour. The work remains guar anteed at 42 hours a week, with time-and-a-half after 40 hours. HOT NEWS FORM GM’S CADILLAC SHOP Detroit (FP) General Motors Cadillac Division has let it be known that the “1947 Cadillac boasts a revised front grille which adds to its glamor.” The kid’s parting his hair in the middle now. Comment On World Events An interesting step in the field of world improvement of labor conditions will soon be taken by a United Nations agency, which is planning action toward framing an international code to guarantee fair labor practices and standards on all projects financed by inter national funds. This is an extension of the idea carried out in federal legislation which American labor did so much to pass, providing for fair wages and good working conditions on work done under LT. S. govern ment contract. The UN plan is intended to em brace all aspect- of international investments. Drafting of the code, suggested by China, is oi} thc agenda of the Economic and Em ployment Cnn mission, now meet ing at Lake Success, N. Y. Dr. Isador Lubin, United States delegate to the 15-nation commis sion, described the plan at the of fice of the American delegation in New York City. He was enu.osias tic about the idea. If the Chinese suggestion goes through the United Nations diplo matic mill and becor*^ a reality, he said, it will do mi. -h to re" ve the fear of “dollar diplomacy” and the danger of the “flag following the investment.” He gave an example of how it might work. “Suppose,” he said, “that a country borrows money from an irtornational agency. Part of the terms of the contract wotdd be that, in erecting the plant for which the money was borrowed, the country would have to main tain decent standards of labor.” Dr. Lubin said the international code might contain provisions guaranteeing fair labor practices as long as the plant uaj in opera tion. By setting standards p-at would have to be fulfilled/ he FILM LOCKOUT STORY TOLD IN UNION MAGAZINE Hollywood (FP)—Fresh off the presses here is a special photo magazine telling the story of the movie studio lockout. Entitled Flashes from Hollywood, the ma gazine is in the format of Life magazine and sells for 25 cents a copy. Published by Lab Technicians Local 683, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, the magazine will appear on news stands throughout the nation. We'll Get You There On Time Comfortably! You don't get bounced around by careless driving, when you go to work or on shop ping trips, riding our buses. They're spac ious enough for comfort, even if you have to stand and our operators are such expert drivers that you get a smooth ride—and get where you're going on scheduled time. FOR THE BEST' IN TRAVELING USE BUSES The Valley Motor Transit Co PAGE FIVE went on, the United Nations would go a long way toward removing the fear of imperialism that has influenced underdeveloped coun tries. “It has the potentialities of re* moving some of the causes ious friction,” he said. The economist explained that the official attitude of the United States toward the idea had not beer, def ied. He remarked, how ever, that in at least one instance in the war this country, in dealing with a Latin-American nation, in si.- ted that some of the higher prices agreed upon for a commod ity be passed on to the labor force. Two AFL Paper Unions To Consider Merger Fort Edward, N. Y. (FP) President John P. Burke of the International Bmtherh-.nd of Pulp buiph.te 4 Paper Jhl. Workers will advocate a merger with the International Brotherhood of Pi'P'T Mak j'S at his union’s con vention in waukee next Septem ber. Burke, whose union claims a memberi-oiip of 104,600, said the merger offer from Matthew J. Burns, president of the paper makers, which claims a member ship of 54,000. The paper makers indorsed the proposal at their la.^t annual convention. boxing Bill We are equipped to render complete Funer al and Ambiance Ser vice, Promptly. MARTIN Funeral Home 145 W. Fifth St PHONE 345 Ohio and V. Fa. Licooao PS. A introduced Washington (FP) Rep re sen- j, tative Fred Bradley introduced a bill to ban rung match's tw- n white and Negro contenders in the District of Columbia. It fixes a penalty of up to $1,000 fine or up to a year in jail for violation.