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A Thought for Today
A thought It good to shew the signs and won
ders that the high God hath wrought toward
me.—Daniel 4:2.
A thing that nobody believes cannot be proved
too often. —George Bernard Sliaw.
It’s About Time
In the course of his weekly radio talk
Monday night Governor Raymond E.
Baldwin said, . . It also appears fair
that in view of the travel habits of the
city driver that he should get a better
return for his tax money. . . There is
just one way of doing this and that’s to
make state-aid for municipalities more
in accord with the amount of motor taxes
contributed by drivers, who seldom ven
ture off the city pavements. For years
The Democrat has contended that most
of the driving resulting in increased gas
oline tax receipts comes from the large
cities, which are forced to depend almost
entirely on their local property taxes to
pay for the upkeep of pavements.
The situation isn’t so bad in the smaller
towns, for the percentage of state aid is
greater there. In fact in many of these
towns the majority of roads through them
are kept up by the state entirely. But it
was only in the last decade or so that
anything in the way of state road aid
was assured cities. All communities
share equally in the dirt road fund, but
that’s a mere pittance for a city like
Waterbury and barely pays for the oiling
of a few of the roads or. the outskirts of
the town, which otherwise might not re
ceive this attention. It may be that
Waterbury has been overlooking other
means of state aid for streets, but local
officials have long thought that such
grants are so qualified as not to warrant
Governor Baldwin, however, pointed
out that in the post-war period there
would be so much road work to be done
that it would be financially impossible for
Connecticut to attempt but a part of it.
He spoke in favor of a one-cent increase
In gasoline taxes, but said nothing about
expansion of toll routes or bridges. Like
Its sub-divisions the state will be forced to
budget itself according to its resources.
Highway expansion will be only one of
many forms of expansion in the post
war period to which we will bend our
Roads and Highways
Gasoline rationing is mainly respons
ble for the great drop in the use of coun
try roads, as well as city streets. Never
theless, Congress recently authorized the
spending of a billion and a half dollars
on highways covering a period of three
years after the war. The old bargain
stands between the Government and
States, and that means that the States
are also expected to match the Govern
ment’s figures. Federal and State offi
cials are working on details for national
highways, rural roads and city thorough
fares. There will be new cross-country
trunk roads and systems of interstate
There are several national highway
associations and they are all busy with
plans to boom the building of new roads.
This is another one of the many pre
scriptions to furnish employment in
future days when men will be looking for
jobs instead of running away from work.
Forty-eight State Legislatures are hold
ing sessions this year. Presumably they
are all for more and better highways. The
amount paid in from taxes on gasoline,
vehicles, tires and accessories to the Fed
eral and State Governments will likely
take care of the expense of road building.
Matatuck Debunked
It would be natural for the curator of
the Mattatuck Historical Society to con
cern himself with the early accounts of
this community. In a recent pamphlet on
this subject Rawson W. Haddon has man
aged to show quite clearly how some of
Waterbury’s historians allowed their im
aginations to run away with them in jut
ling down what they believed the true
facts of our founding and development.
Judging by the text of Mr. Haddon’s
script he has thoroughly enjoyed himself;
ft is also obvious that from time to time
there will be further revelations on the
same subject.
There aren’t too many local residents
who have taken the trouble to acquaint
themselves with the history of this town.
But there are enough to warrant anyone’s
interest in seeing that facts are straight.
In light of Mr. Haddon’s explanation it is
amusing to note how far afield can stray
the historian’s story. For example, an
historian tells of an apportionment of
land among thirty “bachelors”. The his
torian concludes that a “bachelor” was an
eligible male and that the early proprie
tors were trying to encourage family
life. But Mr. Haddon reveals that a
‘bachelor” in those days was simply a
classification of citizenship, a throw-back
m the English class caste. Many of the
Waterbury “bachelors” were married and
had children when apportioned land
“It Didn’t Happen in Waterbury’’ is
the title of the brochure, with the fur
ther explanation — “An Historical Com
edy of Errors’’. By the time R.W.H. has
combed local history thoroughly the
material will be available for a newer,
more complete, certainly more accurate
description of what brought about the
sprawling city that today straddles the
Naugatuck and upon which early settlers
gazed in perhaps much the same awe
as Balboa did the Pacific a century and
a half earlier.
Decline of the Cuss Word
H. L. Mencken discusses profanity in
the Columbia University quarterly,
American Speech, with the scholarship
and enthusiasm which he typically be
stows upon our language. We find it a
little hard to share his nostalgic regret of
the passing of true profanity since the
Civil War, with only faint revivals in the
World Wars of 1918 and today.
But we do share his concern at the
substitutes which are replacing cuss
words for purposes of invective. Mr.
Mencken lists such tags as plutocrat,
capitalist, Communist, Fascist, radical,
Rotarian, isolationist, anti-Semite, Nazi
and New Dealer by way of illustration.
He is careful to call these words “in
trinsically innocuous,’’ which they are.
But in intent and connotation they can
become exceedingly opprobrious. They
can accuse a man of anything from
smugness to treason.
Used specifically, of course, they are
perfectly good and necessary words. But
they throw upon their user the burden
of documentary proof. This proof the
user is frequently unable to give, and the
listener is too frequently unwilling to
demand it.
General insult is preferable to particu
lar accusation. And most of us, if we had
to choose, would rather be called a few
old-fashioned cuss words than a Com
munist or Fascist. So if this new vogue
for categorical calumny continues, we
are going to join up with Mr. Mencken
in a movement to restore damns and hells
to a more general use.
Veterans’ organizations arc naturally
interested in the type of war memorial
that Waterbury will create after World
War II has ended. This was evident in
their participation in the recent confer
ence held by Mayor John S. Monagan in
an effort to crystallize public opinion
on the subject. It occurs to the writer
that these same organizations could fos
ter considerable interest in the topic
among the boys and girls of high school
age. Generally these youngsters can
bring to bear a fresh and unaltered atti
tude to bear on anything of this nature.
Why wouldn’t it be worthwhile for some
of the veterans’ groups to sponsor an essay
contest on what type of war memorial
we should have here in Waterbury. The
award need not be great, but a properly
managed contest of this sort could per
haps unearth some ideas which older
minds might have overlooked and which
might appeal to everyone, including the
veterans we expect home to share in the
memorial plans.
Agitation for retention of Muleahy
School for school or community purposes
is natural. People hate to see schools
that have been in their midst for many
years turned to some other purpose. But
that seems to be the way in communi
ties like Waterbury. Population has a
way of shifting, or there may be an alarm
ing drop in school populaton, such as
this city has certainly experienced in
recent years. It would seem as if a logi
cal explanation of why the School De
partment decided to give up this paiticu
lar building could be obtained. This cer
tainly should be before any organization
goes too far in its opposition to the plans.
People are continually complaining
these days about sidewalks, stieets, etc.
Just by what we have heard it would
seem as if the solution to this state of
affairs lies in providing the Street De
partment with a sufficient force of men
to handle all the repair jobs For all
such work you need materials first oi an,
then you have to have the men to work
with them. And right now the man
power situation is acute.
Inmates at Sing Sing Prison were
erved holiday dinners of real, honest-to
;osh beefsteak on February 22. Who
aid crime doesn’t pay?
Selected Poem
'Frances Frost in New York Herald Tribunei
Over black woods the dawn's great star
Burns green above a lilac cloud.
A cold wind rattles the kitchen door
While morning tugs at the latch of night.
Innocent of hate and war,
The soft-eyed cattle, mild and proud,
Wonder what I stroke them for
In the dim barn's flickering lantern light.
Tomorrow morning I'll be far
From their smooth warm flanks,
Among the loud voices of other homesick boys,
Learning how a man must fight.
The milk pails gleam; the stanchion bars
Release the tawny throats that
Crowd to the barnyard waterbox.
The hooves amble through yesterday’s fresh white.
And here I stand in the slow gold dawn,
Watching my quick and sliver breath,
Who soon will guard my country's life
With a farm boy's love and if need be, death.
Daily Almanac
Moon sets 9:00 p. m. iwar time)
Sun rises 7:04 a. m.; sets 6:58 p. m. (war
All veihcles must be lighted thirty minutes
after sunset.
Things are picking up at the Mission of
San Capistrano, Calilornia. The swallows
should arrive next Monday, which is the
Feast of St. Joseph. And the next day offi
cially brings Spring Into this region, not
that the signs of It haven't been seen for
some time.
Byrnes Dodges
Publicity If Possible
Waterbury Democrat-NEA Wash
ington Correspondent
Washington, March 15 — You can
get up an argument In Washing
ton almost any time on the qualifi
cations of ex-Supreme Court Justice
James F. Byrnes to be Director of
the Office of War Mobilization and
Reconversion, which Is his present
official title by Act of Congress and
presidential appointment.
Byrnes is not a manufacturer,
not a businessman. He is a lawyer
and not even a
Harvard or Phila
delphia lawyer at
that. He quit
school when he
was 14, studied
short hand, be
came a court re
porter and read
law on the side,
Then he publish
ed a newspaper
at Aiken, S. C..
for four years,
was a state solici
tor, was elected
to Congress for
seven terms, re
signed to practice law in Spartan
burg for six. After being defeated
on his first try, he was finally elect
ed to the U. S. Senate in 1930 and
he has been in Washington ever
since. Even taking into considera
tion his 16 months on the Supreme
Court, it is sometimes asked if
Byrnes’ background fits him for his
position of power over the U. S.
economy hi war-time, closing race
tracks, curfewing night clubs, ban
ning conventions, browning-out
theater entrances just to save coal.
One of Byrnes' first acts on be
ing named head of OWMR was to
select Bernard Baruch as his ad
vlser-in-chief-without - compensa -
tion. That was generally hailed as a
step in the right direction.
Baruch, with John Hancock, pre
pared a manpower report calling for
much more drastic controls. That
was shelved for a time, came out
In September, 1943, to be followed in
February with another Baruch
Hancock report on war mobilization
and reconversion.
Baruch dropped out of the picture
shortly after that and for six
months the Office of War Mobiliza
tion and Its director made no news
that got into the papers. Actually,
Byrnes is credited with having
forced government procurement
agencies to scale down their de
mands by 24 billion dollars. It was
all done so quietly and so far be
hind the scenes that it never caused
a public rippie. Byrnes is like that.
He is Interested in results, not pub
licity. In the nearly two years he
has been head of war mobilization
he has held but 10 press confer
ences. One of his operating axioms
is to let the other fellow announce
the news and make the headlines.
Last September Byrnes did an
nounce a plan for reconversion.
Eisenhower's armies were racing
across France then, It looked as
though the war would be over soon,
and it was safe to talk about cut
backs. Also, food stockpiles were
mounting and on the insistence of
War Food Administrator Marvin
Jones, who didn't want to be caught
with huge surpluses, 17 foods were
removed from the ration list. OPA
was opposed to this move, but
Byrnes took the responsibility and
Issued the order, to the Joy of the
consumers ana the consternation of
the Republicans who hailed it as a
cheap, vote-getting political trick.
When the war didn't end, all this
had to be changed. At the end of
September Byrnes was on the ait
to say that war-time controls would
have to stay for the duration. And
after the election the 17 foods be
gan to go back on the ration list
with much grief.
It was after the Office of Wai
Mobilization and Reconversion had
been given legal standing by Con
gress and Byrnes had been named
its director that he really started
In December he named an oper
ating stair headed by Major-Gen
eral Lucius D. Clay, who had been
director of procurement for Army,
and by J. B. Hutson, who had been
head of Commodity Credit Corpora
tion in Agriculture. Byrnes' idea
was that these deputy directors
might be in position to carry on
the reconversion as well as the mo
bilization parts of his office. Byrnes
sticks by his earlier announcement
that he will leave after the defeat
of Germany. Again Byrnes was
picking on the best brains he could
find for the job to be done. But
wiseacres saw in the appointment
of General Clay evidence that the
military had taken over and was
now the dominant influence in the
thinking and planning that went
on In the east wing of the Wiiite
House where Byrnes and Ills small
staff have their carefully guarded
Generally overlooked in all this
master-minding were the facts that
Von Rundstcdt broke through on
the western front in Europe, cap
turing large stocks of U. S. supplies,
and that the pace of the war in
the Pacific was tremendously step
ped-up by MacArthur's successful
invasion of the Philippines. Those
were the things that forced Byrnes
to start getting tough.
Current Comment
I feel it clearly that we, the youth,
are a solely tried but also a steel
youth and as hard as iron, destined
to fight on for the ideal of our in
dispensable Fuehrer.
—Unmailed letter of Mouschau,
Germany, girl, 17. to soldier
Japan’s over-all position is un
favorable. I don’t believe the Jap
anese people realize that, but I am
confident the Japanese High Com
mand is deeply concerned. They
must be.
—Lieutenant General Albert C.
Wedemeyer, American Com
mander in China.
I remembered Mahatma Gandhi
and his fasts. I thought, "Well, il
the Mahatma, who does not weigh
half what I weigh, can do without
eating for days at a time, I can do
it, too.”
—Ensign Alfred Neuman Jr., ol
San Francisco, Navy flyer forced
down in Pacific.
The Great Manpower Problem
Washington Merry-Go-Round drew rearson
Drew Pearson Says: Senate Is Unfair in Confirmation Tactics; House
Gives Rep. Wilson Absent Treatment; Rosenman to Be Named Ap
peals Court Judge.
WASHINGTON, March 15. — The fight against Aubrey Williams as Rural Electri
fication Administrator illustrates how far the Senate has been going recently in unfair
confirmation tactics. All sorts of wild charges were thrown around against Williams,
out any careiul senator, talcing uie
trouble to sift them down, lound
out they weren't true,
Williams was even attacked on
liis war record, though it de
veloped he had enlisted in the
French Foreign Legion even be
fore the United States entered
the last war. had participated in
the famous battles of Chcmln-des
Dames, Compiegne and Chateau
Thlerry. In this war, all four of
his sons are in service.
When this charge Hopped, du
Font-flnanced Senator Bushfleld
of South Dakota brought various
charges of “radicalism" against
Williams, quoting from a publica
tion called “Headlines'' to sub
stantiate his charges.
Finally Senator Scott Lucas of
Illinois exposed the fact that
“Headlines" was published by the
notorious Joseph P. Kamp, who
helped organize the friends of
New Germany which became the
German-Amerlcan Bund, was fre
quently seen on the same plat
lorm with Fritz Kuhn, now in
jail, and was an intimate of
George Sylvester Vlerick, now in
jail os a Nazi agent. “1 thought
the Senator would like to see the
enlightened source of the testi
many he is cross-examining Mr.
Williams on," Senator Lucas said,
smiling sweetly at Bushfield.
Finally, Williams was charged
with desiring to overthrow the
government, with not being a good
I rcsbytcrian and with favoring
equal economic opportunity for
Negroes. Senator Bilbo of Mis
sissippi was one of his most in
tolerant hecklers.
“Do you subscribe to that
theory of government,’’ the Mis
sissippi demagogue asked, “that
private enterprise and private
business is going to be regu
lated by some board or bureau
in Washington?"
“It's the Congress, Senator,
that decides that,” replied Wil
A father was telling me recently
about his son who Is seeing very
active service with the air force.
Every day he Is in the greatest dan
ger. The boy comes from a religi
ous household and has ben brought
up to put serious emphasis upon
life’s best things.
Recently he wrote to his father
and rather laid
bare his heart.
He told him how
It feels to go out
day after day
over enemy ter
ritory, with the
realization that
one may not
come back again.
Then he said, “I
always strive to
make my last
aC'ntlsieubepretty good philosophy
for anyone to hold, no matter where
he may happen to be And it is
also well to remember that, we, as
well as the men In active service,
never know how close we are to
the end of the road. A good busi
ness man always tries to keep his
financial affairs In such shape that
If he should pass away, everything
would be all right. The same should
hold true for us In every aspect of
our lives. He Is wise Indeed who
lives every minute as If It were
his last minute, who gives to every
act of his life the same thought
ful consideration that he would if
that act should be the last of his
No wise man waits to prepare him
self for death until its shadow falls
across his pathway. Death may
come at any time. Therefore, let us
be readr for it always.
All Rights Reserved — Babson
Newspaper Syndicate
"You better not disband your
Army when this war is over be
cause you’ll need It," shot bark
Senator Bilbo who has been
worried for fear Williams favors
violent change of government.
NOTE: Real fact is, of course,
that behind the fight against
Williams is the Power Trust and
also the tig southern planation
owners. Williams has spent much
of his life fighting both and they
have never forgotten it.
Straight-laced Representative
’Curfew Earl” Wilson, Indiana
Republican, is best known to the
public for having urged a curfew
for Government girls and com
plaining because they take a few
minutes out for coffee or a soft
drink. To Ins congressional col
leagues however, he is best known
as a hogger of the handball courts
in the House Gymnasium. Tltey
don’t like him. Theo ther day
Wilson was delivering a long tirade
against tlie Veterans’ Administra
tion. The House was almost
Only Rep. Jerry Voorhis of Cali
fornia sat at the Parliamen
tarian's desk correcting a speech
he had delivered earlier. Sud
denly Speaker Sam Rayburn sent
a page boy to Voorhis and asked
him to step over to the Speak
er’s dias so he could have a word
with him.
"Jerry,” suggested Rayburn,
"why don’t you rorrect your re
marks out In the cloakroom?
Then Wilson won’t have anyone
Voorhis looked around and saw
the House chamber completely
empty. He wa'kcd out to the
cloakroom. Wilson ranted on
for five or ten minutes, talking
to no one. Then Majority Whip
Robert Ratnspcck of Georgia
came in to move for adjournment.
The OPA lias received increas
ing complaints from servicemen
and war workers all over the
country describing new dodges by
which landlords und real estate
brokers sets to evade OPA ceil
One technique adopted by cer
tain brokers Is to call together a
group of applicants for an apart
ment and auction it off to the
highest bidder. The winning ap
plicant pays the amount he bid to
the broker. The broker then
rents the apartment or house at
ceiling price, but the broker
pockets the ‘‘bid price”, nils is
just so much gravy and some
times it runs into sizeable cash.
In New York, Washington und
other areas, OPA has found that
lental agencies tell prospective
tenants they have no rooms. La
ter, they mysteriously produce
them when a large enough cash
bribe is passed across the coun
Rep. Jed Johnson of Oklahoma
lias received a letter from Atty.
Oen. Biddle notifying him that
iie wili ae considered for the
post of Judge of Customs Court,
in New York, If he is interested
in the post. Johnson, who
would like the Judgeship, but
doesn’t want to appear to be run
ning away from any Congres
sional fights, wrote Biddle that
he could not accept the Judgeship
before conferring with President
Roosevelt. He added that he could
not see the President yet, be
cause he was too busy with ap
propriations hearings.
A reporter for an Oklahoma
paper picked up the story. But
unfortunately, htis editor cut out
the lost explanatory remark, and
what appeared was simply that
‘‘Johnson Mid he had been un
able to confer with the Presi
One of Johnsons proudest
boasts Is his long and close friend
ship with Franklin Roosevelt, so
when he saw this story he lilt
the celling. Cornering the in
nocent reporter In the House
lobby. Jed blustered: “I didn’t
.like that story of yours. Franklyn,
I didn’t like it at all. Don’t
you know that I can see the
President just as readily as any
one on Capitol Hill? To say 1
haven’t bene able to se ehira cre
ates the wrong impression."
Later the reporter commented:
"I guess Johnson is just too busy
a man to be able to find time to
bother with Roosevelt."
The Norwegian Embassy has
has protested to Louis B. Mayer
against Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer .s
plan to screen “Victoria," by
Novelist Knut Hansun, who
turned Quisling. The Norwegi
ans don't want any book by any
Quisling featured in Hollywood.
Three weeks have now passed and
the Norwegian Embassy is won
dering why Louts B. Mayer has
not replied . . . Judge Sam Ros
enman, personal adviser to the
President, turned down the job
of Economic Stabilizer offered
him after Judge Vinson became
Federal Loan Administrator. In
stead Rosenman wil lbe appoint
ed to the Court of Appeals in the
District of Columbia . . . The Ger
man people have been ordered to
kill all chickens in orde rto save
Iced ... A secret report has
bene circulatde among top WPB
officials showing that, as of Feb
ruary one, the manpower situa
tion was excellent. Manpower
Commissioner McNutt has told the
Senate Military Affairs Commit
tee privately the same thing . . .
Senator Chandler of Kentucky
quoting Vice-Chairman William
Baft of the WPB “that we have
already out-produced our enemies
and our Allies."
(Copyright, 1945, by
The Bell Syndicate, Inc.)
Views Of The Press
(New York Times)
No one has proposed a nation
wide rehousing program for the
dilapidated, weather-eaten, sagging
roofed sap houses that one finds in
the sugar-maple groves. In Penn
sylvania and Ohio, in Wisconsin
and Michigan, in New York and
New England, the sap-houses are
appealingly similar. They nestle
close to the ground: over them and
around them are the friendly
rough-barked trees. Many of them
have doors with a broken hlngle;
a missing window-pane or two is
expected. A roof that doesn't leak
at least a half dozen rivulets dur
ing a March rain deserves recogni
When the time of frosty, starry
nights and warm, mellow days ar
rives the old sapliouse becomes the
center of attention. If the Weather
Man Is kind and sends a succession
of good days, the fire beneath the
long evaporator pans is kept stoked
day and night. Clouds of grayish
steam rise from the bubbling liquid
and swirl upward among the raf
Sapping time Is a period of hard
work. Struggling through softening
snow', carrying pails of sap to the
barrel on the sled, watcliing the
fire at night—all these mean hon
est labor. But there Is something
in the air when the thawing days
of March arrive. The blue jays flash
among the trees: the chickadees
tumble about. Crows call from the
Your Health
By Dr. William Brady
Signed letters pertaining to per
sonal health and hygiene, not to
disease, diagnosis of treatment,
will be answered by Dr. Brady If
a stamped self-addressed envelope
Is enclose.'. letters should be brief
and written in Ink. No reply can
be made to queries not conform
ing to Instructions. Address Dr.
William Brady, National News
paper Service, 320 West Madison
Street, Chicago, III.
When I was an honest country
doctor in Penn Yan, infantile colic
—eh? Why, you can’t miss it. I
mean Penn Yan. remember, that
lovely village in the valley at the
foot of Keuka, gem of the Fing
er Lakes?—it was an exceptional
baby that got by without a semester
of colic or at least a frequent nip
of soothing syrup which, at that
time, contained enough morphine
to stop the strongest baby from
crying for a new hours and some
of the weaker ones forever.
Even now there’s a Saireygamp
in every neighborhood, usually a
well meaning woman who has had
no scientific or technical training
but through circumstances has help
ed out in some baby cases and for
ever after functions as an expert.
Anyway the Saireygamps in those
days sold a lot of soothing syrup
by word of mouth—a sales system
that the fake or quack “nurse" ad
vertisements of today can’t ap
proach in effectiveness, even with
beautiful models posing for the
Some of you dunderheads who
know so much about the baby busi
ness that isn’t so will be astonish
ed, perhaps, that X do not assert,
in my w.k, fashion, that babies
NEVER have colic. Unfortunately
a few babies suffer from paroxys
mal spasmodic pain in the belly.,
but only when they have some
grave illness such as I shall not
mention here, for it would only give
health ignorant mothers something |
more to worry about. But I can
assure you that when a baby has
such colic he does NOT draw up
his legs, get red in the face and
holler like naythlng: on the con
trary he lies quiet and cries feebly
If at all and looks anxious and I
pale, not red In the face.
It Is natural for a healthy baby
to draw up his legs, get red In the
face and yell to beat the band
when any little thing annoys or ir
ritates him—say when he is hungry
and dinner is not served promptly;
or wlin that dad-blasted physic the
old busybody persuaded you to give
him deranges the nice automatic
adjustment or regulation of his
alimentary function; or when you
keep him all bundled up with so
much clothing or bed covers that
he is burned up.
A common cause of the disturb
ance the Saireygamps call “colic”
is physic, any physic at all. and it
a baby gets fairly intelligent care
and feeding not even the most
meddlesome busybody can cook up
an excuse for inflicting a physic
or laxative of any kind on the baby.
The lower the intelligence of the
parents the etrlier is physic or
other mischievous interference with
the alimentary function started—
but then what can we expect of
parents who have never been taught
anything about the care of babies
in the course of their “education"?
The very thought of babies and
their care, or what we are, where
we came from a how we got here
is anathema to the educational au
thorities in Yankceland. Here we
believe the gutter and the street
give the proper Instruction in such
Milk versus Wine
Is there naythlng in good port
wine that will build blood in an
anemic person? I am 22 years of
age, and have had liver shots and
iron medicine from the doctor, but
I think these just form a habit.
(D. M. F.)
Answer—No. Milk is mueh better
than wine, and meat is better than
milk, for an enemic person. I do
not believe iron or liver extracts
administered by the doctor can
create a habit. Send ten cents and
stamped envelope bearing your ad
dress. for booklet "Blood and
May I please have your leaflet ore
Iodine Ration? (F. E. W.)
Answer—Will you call for it or
shall I send it by freight? Ol’ Doc
Brady Is a terrible tightwad. In
close stamped envelope bearing
your address, If you hope to get
an answer from him.
Following your suggestion I have
been using lanolin with oil as com
plexion cream for several months
and it has cleared my complexion
considerably, but friends of mine
nurses with whom I work—tell me
It will grow' hair. (Miss S. E.
Answer—They are too gullible.
(Copyright 1045, John F. Dille Co.)
pacture hillside and the cock par
tridge drums from the swamp.
And there’s always a sugaring off
to bolster a lad’s morale when the
sap is running fast, and work piles
up. A party in the grove is the
highlight of the season. There is
good fun on a crisp evening when
friends nnd neighbors gather around
the saphouse to eat the golden
brown confection after it has been
cooled on snow. Or perhaps one
perfers to stir a sauceful of the
heavy syrup until It becomes soft,
creamy sugar. Of course, there are ■
pickles. After a batch of sweet
there is nothing equal to a sour
pickle to revive gustatory apprecia
tion. Then one mild day the farmer
knows the season is over. Buds are
swelling and the sap is losing it*
sweetness. The equipment is gath
ered, cleaned and stored. The old
saphouse is through for another

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