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A Thought for Today
And he that was dead came forth, hound
hand and foot wiih grave-clothes: and his
face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus
saith onto them, Loose him. and let him go.—
John 11:44.
Qrcat Hoods have flown lrom simple sources,
and great seas have dried when miracles have
by the greatest been denied.—Shakespeare.
Manpower in the Kitchen
We never did see how it came out. Ail
■we noticed was a little item saying that
a regional War Manpower Commission
had questioned a new ruling from Wash
ington headquarters which held that
dishwashers were essential, but chefs
were not. But that item was enough to
fill us with dread. The ruling is obvi
ously a bachelor’s work. No married man
or woman would think of making it. The
danger isn’t in the obvious fact that dish
washers would scarcely be essential if
ithe non-essential chef didn't show up to
prepare the ground work for their im
portant labors. Nor is it so much in the
possible effect on the restaurant business.
No, the danger is in the ruling’s impact
on the well-ordered American home. A
lot of husbands wash dishes these days.
So do a lot of sons and daughters. Some
always have. Others began when house
maids swarmed out of America’s kitchens
like so many lemmings and scampered to
war jobs. But whether these husbands
and youngsters arrived at the sink
through necessity, kindliness or coercion,
they created what at best is a delicately
balanced situation. Their breakage rate
Is rather high. Some washers are of the
slap-dash school; others are thorough
and maddeningly slow. In either case
they seldom do the job with Mother’s
effortless efficiency.
But Mother doesn’t complain. She is
grateful for the help, whatever its quality.
The kitchen police in turn have usually
been pretty modest about the whole thing.
And patient, even though the kids have
been late for their movie dates and father
has often had his favorite radio program
drowne dout by the slosh of water and
. platter of dishes. The kitchen police have
realized that their washing and drying
technique left something to be desired.
They have known that her forbearance
Was possible only because of her sincere
gratitude. And thus, through this
reciprocal, precarious emotional balance,
a great many incipient kitchen revolts
have died a-borning. But we shudder to
think what might happen if that WMC
order ever gained currency. The home
dishwashers could scarcely resist preen
ing themselves a little and putting on a
lew airs. This would surely upset Mother,
the non-esesntial chef or cook, and goad
her into action.
The more temperamental housewives
would probably go on a culinary strike.
The milder and cannier ones would in
sist that since housekeeping was their
business, they would have to insist that
Ithey take over the essential kitchen ;-ob
and leave the minor matter of cooking
to Dad and the kids. There is no need
to speculate upon the dire results. They
are only too predictable — ruined temp
ers, ruined digestions, complete domestic
chaos. So we beseech you, WMC, eat your
words before the nation has to quit eat
ing entirely.
Wasting the Land
Uncle Sam, has always been a poor
real estate man. The “original public
domain” involved more than one and
one-half billion acres of land. First, came
the Homestead Laws that helped to open
settlements. It also opened nation-wide
speculation by people who grabbed broad
acres of timberland, and later sold the
“stump lands,” or forfeited the land in
order to escape paying taxes.
For a century the United States has
been engaged in granting lands to rail
road corporations, to military reserva
tions,' conservation projects, National
Parks and Monuments. During the past
dozen years the National Government has
been grabbing lands so fast that the sta
tisticians haven’t been able to tabulate the
totals. Quite recently President Roosevelt
took over the Jackson Hole National Park
and created it as a National Monument,
by executive order. The House of Repre
sentatives voted late in 1944 to abolish
Jackson Hole, on the theory that the
transfer of thousands of acres of land to
government ownership was one of many
evils diminishing the amount of farm land
that might be needed in future years,
particularly at the end of the present war.
The Government never has exhibited
superior intelligence or judgment in the
handling of public lands, except possibly
In some cases where water power plants
were developed. There was considerable
discussion during the recent election
•bout the advisability of Uncle Sam en
larging his real estate operations.
In view of confusing performances with
reference to the development and control
Of oil lands, and producing properties
Since the beginning of the war, there
appears to be more reasons than ever to
lighten the controls and restrict the
apartment of the Interior.
It Takes More Than Money
About the time public opinion in this
country reached its peak in deciding that
we would have nothing further to do with
the troubles of the rest of the world, a
handful of pioneers in the aviation in
dustry started development of the first
long range bombers. That was in 1934.
In the ensuing few years those pioneers
mortgaged themselves to the eyes to can y
forward their work of building the world’s
mightiest planes. They sent millions of
dollars on experiments, sometimes only
to see them crash into oblivion. Little
public encouragement was forthcoming
because preparation for war was not po
litically popular in the peace ful thirties.
In addition to developing flying for
tresses and superfortresses, air transport
pioneers spun airlines across the conti
nent and across the seas. Over these air
ways American men, in the bitter school
of experience, became matchless pilots,
familiar with the elements. Then came
Pearl Harbor!
The nation turned to those pioneers,
to those pilots and their machines. Sud
denly it wanted to spend billions when
before it refused to spend millions, to
make the United States into a great air
power. The billions would have been
utterly useless but for the ground work
that had been going on for ten years in
backyard shops all over the country; but
for the nucleus of trained men from the
As our super bombers now roar to the
far corners of the earth, we should pause
long enough to realize that money alone
could not have produced those planes.
The pioneers of American aviation had
them on drawing boards and in actual
service long before the first billion for
defense was voted by Congress.
Now They Know How Farmers Feel
Consumers who recently had the cou
pons in their food ration books summariily
invalidated, can appreciate the problem
taht faces the farmer under 57 varieties
of regulations and restrictions.
Ordinarily the farmer plans production
schedules year's in advance. Investments
in crops are made on the basis of prob
able prices at harvest time. Long experi
ence with the laws of supply and demand
teach the fanner what he must grow if he
is to stay out of bankruptcy. At least
that is the way the farmer operated be
fore the age of regulation and subsidies
descended upon him. Now, like the con
sumer, he knows not what to expect next.
A government directive may cut his
acreage, reduce prices when his crop is
ready to harvest, or put him out of busi
ness. It is not a pleasant way to live.
Postwar Travel
In a recent advertisement one of our
domestic airlines has published its post
war timetable of flights from San Fran
cisco to Calcutta. In 1929 this airline,
TWA, inaugurated the ‘ first transconti
nental service using planes. The elapsed
time of these runs (with train travel at
night) was about 35 hours from New
York to Los Angeles.
After the war, according to present
plans, a TWA passenger will be able to
go from San Francisco- to Vienna or
Milan in slightly less time than the New
York-Los Angeles time of 16 years ago.
We think that’s encouraging and pret
ty wonderful. And we would think that
it was even more wonderful if someone
could guarantee to us that mutual inter
national cooperation, sympathy and re
spect would be increased in direct propor
tion to the increased speed of interna
tional travel.
Burlesque on Government
In all the talk about manpower short
age, one fact stands out clearly - under
the present labor monopoly in the United
States men are prevented from working
unless they hist pay to get their jobs. If
you don’t believe this, try to get a job in
a war industry.
No American citizen should be forced to
join any organization, whether it be labor,
religious or political, before he can earn
his living. Allowing labor unions to re
main outside the laws which regulate all
business corporations, while collecting
millions of dollars in dues, is a travesty
on justice and a burlesque on govern
ment. „ , ,
Such tyranny within a so-called nee
country cannot be continued without ulti
mately leading to dictatorship by either
labor bosses, political bosses, or both.
Freedom flies out of the window when a
man must get permission of another man
to earn his daily bread.
Selected Poem
■ Marguerite Janvrin Adaias in Tlic New York
Remembering other winters, when the wind
rushed through the city streets like steeds stamped
hoofbeats and love rustling through heart and
and the short days like the great tide receding,
but not quickly enough, since night must come
as all things good, slowly—and we turned home.
Remembering other winters, when the wind
the long, deep, slanting shadows, and the chill
of this unused duration; crisp, starched snow,
its exact cold. Never can I refill
the late hours overflowing with your presence:
love, that is so distilled, holds evanescence;
so, counting other winters, retrace
as hands on Braille, your unforgettable lace.
Daily Almanac
Sun rib'-s at 8:11 a. in., sets at 6:00 p. in.
i war time;
Vehicles must be lighted thirty minutes
alter sunset.
January is gradually drawing to a close
The heavens should be putting on a good
show for the next few days, the stais bril
liant on close to zero nights Sirius about
twenty degrees above the southwestern hor
izon. Other stars are nearby that form Can1»
Maojr. to those of you who comprehend
astronomical terms.
Swan Song Of
The 1000 Club
Waterbury Democrat-NEA Wash
ington Correspondent
Washington, D. C., Jan. 26 — You
might as well know the full story
on the 1000 Club payoff, and how Its
291 members bowed themselves out
of the political picture in a big
Diowout at wasn
ington's newStat
ler Hotel, mark
ing the windup of
the Fourth term
inauguration lack
A p p roximately
275 out of the 291
paid up members
of the 1000 Club
came to Washing
ton for the inaug
u r a t i o n, and
though they had
collected only
KHaon about a tnirci oi
the million dollars
the club founders had hoped to get,
they found they still had some $3,
400 in the treasury.
When party leaders suggested the
money be turned into the Democra
tic National Committee to keep the
party machine running till 1948, the
club leaders said nothing doing.
They had been told that they were
going to throw a lot of weight
around, and by golly they were go
ing to make a splurge if they had to
pay for it themselves. So the 291
member 1000 Club decided to give
themselves a banquet and to see
what a real 1000 Club would look
like if they had one, they decided
to invite every celebrity and near
celebrity they could rojre, tie or
otherwise lay hands on, to the num
ber of 1.000. No tricks would be sold,
the food would be free, and they
would build up a lot of good will.
THE CHECK: $0,153
By actual count, there were 1111
tickets put out. The breast of guinea
lien dinner cost $5 a plate, or $■>.
555, plus $375 for the Presidential
banquet room and $175 for the Con
gressional banquet room adjoining.
Sum total, $6,155.
The programs were the size of a
news magazine, though not so thick.
At that, these menu •‘cards" were 16
pages plus a four-page bristleboard
cover. Printed in blue and gold (the
club colors?) and bound by a red
whitc-and-bluc cord, they must
have cost at least half a buck apiece
and that line, “This book was print
ed in compliance with war-time
regulations on paper conservation,”
was conspicuously absent.
That wasn't the only thing con
spicuously absent about this pro
gram. A whole raft of the "Dlstin
gushed Guests” whose names and
stations were printed in the pro
gram were also conspicuously ab
sent. Nine columns of membership
list revealed only about a dozen
names of national prominence.
Mrs. Roosevelt was there and
General and Mrs. Marshall. The new
Vice-President was there and on his
very first day and night in office got
broken in on his long four years of
being a distinguished guest and a
maker of brief remarks at banquets.
Henry Wallace for a change, had his
first night off and how he mast have
enjoyed it.
But the Honorable Justices of the
Supreme Court stayed away en
masse, the Navy was represented by
the mere Commandant of the Coast
Guard and Secretary of Agriculture
Claude Wickard. bless his Hoosicr
heart, was the only cabinet member
so loyal or so innocent that he did
n't join those who stayed away.
George Jessel presided as master
of ceremonies and said he enjoyed
the dinner because he had been to
the White House for lunch and
never had so few chickens got mixed
up with so much celery. Mrs. Roose
velt topped that one later by say
ing she was glad to know there had
been any chicken at all in that salad
became by the time she and Mrs.
Truman sat down for a bite after
the thousands of invited plate
luncheon guests had left, she could
n't find anything but celery.
Prank Sinatra was another cele
brity who was supposed to be there
but wasn’t. Weather—not dogs —
kept him from flying in but it was
no lass because the 372nd Infantry
glee club sang war songs and the
Star-Spangled Banner much better
than Frankie could ever have done.
If somebody had started a swoon at
that $1,000 guinca-hen-in-the-rough
atmosphere, there's no telling what
might have happened.
There still remains the little mat
ter of finances. If the 1000 Club had
only a $3,400 surplus to begin with
and this affair cost approximately
double that, somewhere, somehow,
somebody must have dug down to
foot the difference. Sic transit gloria
1000 Club and requiescat in pace
291 suckers.
The statement Ls sometimes made
that Thomas A. Edison was an athe
ist, or at least an agnostic.
Nothing could farther from the
truth. Although Edison did no,
subscribe to any
'ormal or orthodox
creed, he had the
deepest possible
reverence for .
supreme Intelli
gence and, as his
family said In a
stat ment made v
at the time of his f
death, ‘ In his ■]
.vhole life t h v V
Ideal of earnes |
lovhm service to 1
his fellow men
his fellow men was predominant”.
Somehow or other the story that
Edison was an atheist not started,
and it persisted, eo ‘ -y as it ap
paers to be to good evidence.
Shaking one day to George Par
son Lathrop. Edison said, ‘To me
it seems that every atom is possess
ed by a certain amount of primitive
intelligence. Loo kat the thousand
ways in which atoms of hydroger
combine with these of other ele
ments to form the most divers? sub
stances. Do you mean to say that
they do this without intelligence?”
"Where does this intelligence come
Another Bulge
Washington Merry-Go-Round drew he arson
Drew Pearson Says: Russian Advance Identical to U. S. Spectacular
Advance Across France Last Summer; U. S. Troop Morale Could
Take Lesson From Reds and Nazis; Congressmen Junket at Army
Navy Expense.
WASHINGTON, January 26. — The amazing advance of the Red Army compared
with the present stalemate of American-British forces on the Western Front, naturally
has caused some soul-sarching among U. S. military experts.
However, there is one import- |
ant fact to keep in mind. The j
Russians are now putting across
almost the same type of advance
as the American Army did in
Normandy six months ago. U. S.
troops, then frcsii and rested, at
tacked in force, crashed through
the Atlantic Wall along the Coast
of Prance, then raced on through
the unfortified empty shell of
Likewise the Red Army after
several months to bring up fresh
troops and ample supplies, crashed
through Germany’s outer Polish
defense along the Vistula river
and is now racing across the flat
and relatively unfortified plains
of Poland.
The Red Army will soon hit
Germany's bristling Todt Line.
The thing to watch will be
whether Todt Line will stop the
Russians as the Siegfried Line
has stopped us in Western Eu
In each case, it is important to
note that artillery played a tre
mendous role. In the Normandy
invasion, Allied warship stood off
in the English Channel, laid down
a curtain of steel which scat
tered the Germans. Before the
recent Russian advance, the Red
Army lined up big guns and did
the same thing. (When the Al
lies reached the Siegfried Line
.artillery was slow in coming up;
still is reported insufficient.)
However, there is one other fac
tor discussed very frankly by
Americans returning from the
Western Front and by men who
have trained in the U. S. Army
here at home. It Is the fact that
the German system of training
and also the Russian system may
better develop the enlisted men.
The German Army, for in
stance, builds up the ego of the
individual soldier. He is taught
to believe that he is the best
fighter in the world, that no other
soldier and no other army can
stop him. The German officer,
among other tilings, makes a cere
mony of singling out each en
listed man on Ills birthday and
lighting his cigarette in front of
the entire mess liall.
The American soldier on the
other hand, is taugiit to sup
press his individuality. It is
drilled into him that he is
merely a cog in a machine. U.
S. troops have the best care in
tlie world, the best equipment,
best medical attention and best
food in the world—everything
except the lift to their indivi
dual ego. They are hammered
down instead of being built up.
The Russian Military System
was derived originally from Ger
man officers stationed in Russia
and is similar. The Red Army
however, has gone further when
it comes to building up pride am
ego. In the Red Army a man
can be a sergeant one month
and a colonel the next. Or vice
versa, if lie makes a mistake.
Generals who fail are busted over
No one ever hears of the once
famous Marshal Timoshenko any
more; or Marshal Budenny. They
did not obtain their objectives
and are now retired to Moscow.
In the C. S. Army more re
cently, thousands of high-type
men have come in with excel
lent background but have little
chance of becoming officers,
simply because the officers'
ranks an- full. They were
filled in the early days of the
war, and now the output of
the Officers’ Candidate schools
has narrowed to a mere drib
Meanwhile, enlisted men sec the
son of Senator "Pass-the-Biscuits
Pappy" O’Daniel given a chance
to take the Officers’ Candidate
school course three times alter
failing twice, when ther men are
given just one chance. They also
j see the son of the President
i of the United Suites currying two
j dogs across the Atlantic by air
i from? ’ asked Lathrop.
’ Prom some power greater than
ourselves,’’ replied Edison.
”L)o you believe then in an intel
ligent creator -a personal God.’
‘‘Certainly! The existence of such
a Goo can to my mind, almost be
proved by chemistry.”
All Rights Reserved--Babson
Newspaper Syndicate
plane. So you can undnerstand
why morale could be improved
inside the U. S. Army.
Servicemen are burned up at
the way the Army and Navy are
showing special favoritism, to a
tiny group of Congresmen, who,
anxious to build up war records,
but reluctant to resign their
scats in Congress are becoming
veterans within 90 days flat.
Most unique example is Demo
cratic Representative John Fogarty
of Rhode Island who left Wash
ington, December 12th to report
for duty in Baltimore as an ap
prentice seaman. That same
afternoon, Fogarty was promoted
to carpenter’s mate first class,
a rank better than that of ser
geant in the Army, and a few
hours later was sent to Davisvillc,
R. I., sporting his new uniform.
Next day, Fogarty received five
innoculutlons in one afternoon,
was approved for overseas service
in record time. A special Navy
plane was assigned to whisk him
off to the West Coast where af
ter two days rest, he embarked by
plane for a forward war area.
The eaten In Fogarty’s case is
that he has no qualifications
for a carpenter's mate rating
other than membership in the
House Naval Affairs Committee,
and can gel out of uniform any
time he wants. However, he
had been re-elected in Novem
ber, and so is able to resign
from the Navy merely by
saying he wants to. He will
then be whiskey back to Wash
ington in a special plane to re
sume his relatively comfortable
seat in Congress.
NOTE — Congressman Albert
Gore, Democrat of Tennessee
also has left the country on a
similar arrangement with the
Army. Another Democrat, Con
gressman Henry Jackson of Wash
ington plans to move out of the
country in the next lew days get
ting a War Department deal simi
lar to Gore’s. Jackson already
has five months in the Army be
hind him, but wants to see what
life is like overseas, though ills
constitutents want him to repre
sent them in Washington.
The above Congressmen have
good records on Capitol Hill, but
u lot of people think they should
make up their minds one way or
the other as to whether they want
to stay in Congress or in the
One significant question which
has been running through the
President's mind, according to
close friends, is that of getting
correlated government agencies to
begin proparing for the 60.000,000
job program he has promised af
ter the war.
What he is talking about is a
lineup whereby the Departments
of State, Labor, Commerce and
Agriculture will all puli together;
whereby their top men arc friends
and think alike. The President
singles out these four departments
because the Department of Agri
culture can help produce Jobs on
the farm, the Commerce Depart
ment can help produce Jons in
business, the Labor Department
can help stabilize labor, while the
State Department can help pro
duce export trade.
That was our thing in the
back of FDR's mind when he
selected Henry Wallace as Secre
tary of Commerce. Lone-wolf
Jesse Jones never has cooper
ated doscly with others in the.
Cabinet, except Cordell Hull.
W'allace on the other hand, al
ready knows the farm problem,
is an Intimate of Secretary
Wlckard and everyone else In
the Agriculture Department.
Secretary Stettinius also has
shown himeslf able to gel along
well with other people.
This ability to cooperate will'
lie one of the main things the
President will watch in whoever
he picks as his new secretary of
Labor. He is tired of personal
feuds and wants mure Cabinet
harmony. Wallace showed him
self able to swallow the bit
ter pill of defeat at Chicago
and went out to work for the
election of Harry Truman. FDR
Is now looking for a "team" to
play ball together to put across
his difficult job program after
the war.
(Copyright, 1945. by
The Bell Syndicate, Inc.j
Views Of The Press
(Boston Post)
The assurance that the scarcity of
potatoes is a “shortage and not a
famine" ought to put a halt to a
good deal of the wasteful hoarding
of potatoes that is evidently going
on. Potatoes are difficult to keep un
less the proper conditions are main
tained. They freeze easily and too
much heat can spoil them too, so it’s
really unwise to attempt to store up
large amounts of them. All author
ities seem agreed that the shortage
will in no wise approach the severity
of the potato scarcity of two years
(Hartford Times)
In a thoughtful discussion of the
post-war export situation for farm
surplus products the United States
Bureau of Agriculture stresses the
Importance of industrial imports,
unrelated as those two may seem.
Only if foreign countries can sell to
us, will they be able to buy our agri
cultural exports.
There is also the added factor
that foreign buyers will compare
our prices with those of other pro
ducers. If they can buy wheat and
meat more cheaply from Argentina,
they will buy them there. The Bu
reau rightly stresses the point that
government subsidy of exports is not
the solution either, because that
means taking money from the pub
lic treasury and reducing to that
extent the buying power of this na
tion In foreign markets. High taxa
tion hinders competitive production.
The tendency of farm leaders has
ben to see their own problem too
narrowly, without reference to Its
being linked with the entire nation
al economy. Bo Jopg as the farmer
j received a god price, lto did not
1 matter bow it waa brought about.
I The Bureau point! out that the
! entire population is Involved. In
dustrial activity should be high so
that there ca nbe a large demand
for our own farm products and also
buying power for foreign goods. As
result of the later, foreign peoples
can purchase our agricultural sur
pluses. Artificially high cotton, grain
and meat prices will hinder this sit
uation, the Bureau convincingly
argues. Iun the economic sphere,
"all Is linked to all.”
(Christian Science Monitor)
The “safe driver" Is the most pa
triotic one today. The efforts made
by railroads to avert catastrophes
at grade crossings should encour
age even lax motorists to be on the
alert. The Illinois Central, for ex
ample, has analyzed corsslng acci
dents and has summarized the
causes under ten distinct headings.
Foremost is the fact that the mo
torist misjudges the speed of an on
coming train, and, second, he waits
for one train to pass and then i?
struck by another from the oppo
Your Health
By Dr. William Brady
Signed letter! pertalrlng to per*
tonal health and hygiene, not fs
disease, diagnosis of treatment,
will be answered by Dr. Brady if
a stamped ,self-addressed envelope
is enclosed. Letters should oe brief
and written in ink. . o reply can
be made to queries not conform
ing to instructions. Address Or.
William Brady, National News
paper Service, 320 West Madison
Street. Chicago, 111
As parents, teachers and nurses
must be reminded again and again,
it Is not abnormal for children from
two to ten or twelve years of age
to have enlarged hypertrophied)
tonsils. In most children whose
tonsils are enlarged there is also
some enlargement of the third or
pharyngeal tonsil in the roof of the
throat cavity or pharynx out of
direct sight behind the soft palate,
such enlargement being commonly
known as “adenoids” or "adenoid
growth" or "adenoid vegetation.
Tonsil tissue is composed of small
round cells akin to the lymphocytes
or 'mall white blood corpuscles, en
meshed in fibres of connective tis
sue—such tissue is called lymphoid
or adenoid tissue, whether it com
poser, the tonsils, the adenoid body
the 1; mph nodes of "kernels" in
various parts of the body, the ring
of guardian tissue around the orifice
of the appendix, the spleen, or the
bone marrow/.
Adenoid tissue in tonsils or else
where serves to protect against in
fection and contributes not only
lymphocytes and phagocytes which
fight against invading germs but
also red corpus,-les to the blood.
Remember, though, the visible ton
sils and the pharyngeal tonsil fade
nold) together make only a minor
fraction of the lymphoid or ade
noid tissue in the body, and so the
loss of tonsils and adenoids scarcely
affects natural Immunity or natural
capacity to fight infection.
Merc enlargement or hypertrophy
of tonsils and/ or adenoids In chil
dren. then, ordinarly calls for no
medical or surgical treatment. In
preceding talks we have urged bet
ter hygiene for all children, par
ticularly more exposure to sunshine
or skyshine or Just daylight the »
year around. This is available to
children in all seasons and climates,
provided their parents, grandpar
ents, uncles, aunts, teachers, super
ior-feeling neighbors and old fogy
family physicians are not obsessed
with the catching cold delusion.
Tlie less opportunity the child
has for exposure <of naked skin)
the greater is the child’s need foi
a dally ration of vitamin D — the
sunshine vitamin. If the child does
not mind the fishy taste and the
parents do not mind the extra ex
pense. a spoonful or two of fish
liver oil a day fill supply the vita
min D needed, if this is taken the
year around. An easier, pleasanter
way for any child or any adult to
get needed vitamin D is by eating
along with breakfast every day a
few tablets containing vitamin D
with vitamin B-complex.
When a child witli enlarged ton
sils and/or adenoids obviously suf
fers from obstruction of breathing
(breathes through mouth when
asleep; or from swollen and some
times tender or sore "kernels'
(lymph nodes) or "glands” down
the side or sides of the neck; or
from too frequent acute sore throat
or acute corvza. then tonsillotomy
—clipping of tonsil, not tonsillec
tomy or an attemut to remove all
of the tonsil—is advisable, in my
How to Mix Things
a mixture of eciual parts of lanolin
I seen your ad about castor oil
and lanolin for the skin. Please tell
how to mix them. We use printers
ink and it is very hard to get off.
(B. A.)
Answer—The item you saw was a
reader’s report that regular use of
and fresh caster oil at night or
after finishing work and in the
morning or before beginning work,
keeps the skin of mechanics, prin
ters etc., in good condition. Mix
them as you would work color into
oleomargarine in a bowl. Wash and
dry well before applying just a few
drops of the mixture ... it takes
the place of the normal skin oil
(sebum) removed by solvents, inks,
soaps, etc.
Big Boy Needs More Sleep
Our three boys—10, 11 and 13—
the eldest 70 inches tali, thinks he
is a man and does not require so
much sleep. How many hours
should boys sleep every night?
(J. B. W.)
Answer — Children up to foul
years of age need 12 hours sleep,
from five or eight. 11 hours, from
eight to 14, 10 or lO'i hours; from
14 to 18, 9 hours. Young adults, f
hours. Middle aged people, 7 to 7 Vi
hours; elderly people. 0 to 7 hours
Big boy growing faster than aver
age needs more sleep than average
Basal Temperature
Please describe how to use the
basal temperature reading Instead
of bascal metabolism tests for dc
termfng thyroid dosage. < A. W.)
Answer—It Is described in booklet
"Rules for Reducing.’ for copy of
which send twenty-five cents and
stamped envelope bearing your ad
(Copyright 1945 by John F. Dille Co.
site direction.
Among other reasons are those of
“being familiar with the crossing
and hence exercising no caution
whatever,” “his ujdgment Is cloud
ed by alochol,” and factors in volv
ing the mechanical condition of car
or brakes. The once familiar sign,
‘ Stop! Look! Listen!” ha bscen re
placed at many rail crossings by the
most moedrn electrical apliancea
nad signals, but the burden of safe
ty is still for the most pan on the
shoulders of the motorist.

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