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FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 1945
A Thought for Today
Because that he had been often bound with
fetters and chains, and the chains had been
plucked asunder by him. and the fetters broken
in. pieces: neither could any man tame him.—
Mark 5:4.
Be ready, gods, with all your thunderbolts;
Dash him to pieces!—Shakespeare (Julius
Gardening Begins Now
This business of supplying the family
household with fresh vegetables from the
back-yard garden isn’t one that can wait
until the weather is suitable to go out
in your, shirt-sleeves. Gardening is
almost a year-round chore. There may
be a few months during the winter when
the man who counts on producing a sup
ply of provisions for his home can sit back
and take it easy, but those few months
have a habit of sneaking by very quickly.
And during that free time there should
be a lot of planning.
Good gardens don’t just happen. They
are the result of well-though out plans,
attention to sail preparation and con
tent, use of good seeds, careful working
of the plot during the growing season.
If your home garden wasn’t a success last
year, maybe it was because you over
looked the fact that hard work goes be
fore every vegetable produced, whether,
it be in the planting, the cultivation or
the weeding. Prof. A. E. Wilkinson of
the University of Connecticut has already
Issued good instructions on how to im
prove your crops. Bernard McDonald
of our own school department can
advise you equally well.
There are many ways and means of
getting more out of your small plot of
garden-land. But there are a few essen
tial ideas that must be followed. The
most important one, and we have tried to
emphasize that, is work. You can’t put
too much time into your garden. That
doesn’t mean you have to spend all day in
it, although a day in a garden is certainly
never time lost. Some time regularly
apportioned to the garden each day will
be sufficient unto the needs of most vic
tory plots.
Give some thought to the kinds of
vegetables you want and the amount of
seed to be purchased. Don’t be over
ambitious. On the other hand keep your
garden space going all the time by suc
cession and companion crops. A garden
»n be a thing of joy and utility, but it’s
iweat and toil that produce the results.
Who Are Prima Donnas
Some congressmen and writers have
been complaining again, since President
Roosevelt’s report to Congress on the
Crimean Conference, that Mr. Roosevelt
does not tell enough news. They seem
put out that Mr. Churchill seemed to get
all the news beats while the President
contents himself with recapitulation and
We haven’t yet figured out just what
the journalistic action of a chief of state
should be. The question never came up
until the Big Three’s arrival on the world
scene—or rather two-thirds of the Big
Three, since Mr. Stalin doesn’t feel com
pelled to report personally to his people.
So there is no precedent to guide us.
Offhand we should say tnat the good
solution might be to leave reportorial
functions to the press. The summaries
of the Big Two, Three or Four meetings
might just as well include all the news
instead of saving out some added items
for Mr. Churchill to surprise us with aft
erwards. Then the statement could fill
in with background, feature material,
And editorial comment.
Yet, since Mr. Churchill has consist
ently been reporter, as well as commen
tator, it may be that some source of
agreement on the division of honors has
been reached. Perhaps Mr. Roosevelt
has taken the assignment of keeping up
Interest in future developments, of drop
ping a hint or cryptic remark that gives
a hint to future policies, while Mr.
Churchill contents himself with a fill-in
on what has already taken place. This
conjecture is suggested by Mr. Roose
velt’s interpolated remark about ‘prima
donnas” in his report to Congress.
After announcing the agreement on
Yugoslavia, he said: ‘But it is not only
that but in some other places we have
to remember there are a great many pri
ma donnas in the world, all who wish
to be heard. Before anything will be
done, we may have a little delay while we
listen to more prima donnas.” What
does the ‘that” refer to? Who are the
“prima donnas,” since the name obvious
ly isn’t meant as a compliment? Does it
refer to persons out of favor with any
or all of the Big Three? Is the rather
temperamental General De Gaulle a
prima donna, or King Peter of Yugosla
via, or Premier Arciszewski of the Polish
cabinet in London?
There is much bait for speculation in
the two sentences about the prima don
nas. There is also a probable source of
future news in them, too—maybe another
scoop for Mr. Churchill.
Don't Cut Corners
It shouldn't be necessary to tell our
legislators not to cut any corners in pro
viding funds for state institutions. Take
the University of Connecticut as a typical
example of an institution that has grown
by leaps and bounds from a small agri
cultural college to a university whose
curriculum is broad and varied, whose
standing is of the highest, whose reputa
tion has brought great credit on the en
tire state. President Albert N. Jorgen
sen has asked the Legislature to stick to
the school budget requested by him and
the university directors.
He points out that these are trying days
for all schools. It is difficult to keep
faculty strength up to the necessary limit;
key-men are lost and can’t be replaced.
If the University of Connecticut is to
compete with other colleges and uni
versities, both within and without the
state, then it must continue to offer the
courses that others advertise. It must
have the teaching staffs to bring to the
studens the education they demand to
day. In short what the university offers,
it in turn must pay for, and to cause the
efficiency to be lowered by cutting down
its budget would be a very foolish step.
In this vein we can’t help commenting
on a similar lack of foresight on the part
of our officials. Warden Ralph H. Walker
of the Connecticut State Prison claims
that the recent outbreak there resulting
in the killing of a guard is due to the short
age of prison manpower. He told a leg
islative committee the incident might not
have occurred if “there were enough
guards at the institution.” This is an
old story in Connecticut. We’ve heard
it for years, even before the war made
the manpower situation a universal one.
Connecticut has got to change its stand
on institutional help so that after the
war everyone of them may be sufficiently
and properly manned.
All such incidents as the above are
simply one more criticism of an attempt
to run a business on a piece of a shoe
string. You seldom succeed in having
more than a shoe-string business.
The Hartford Courant is methodical
in reporting the doings of the Senate
and House of the Connecticut Legislature.
It usually prefaces such reports with the
following: Senate—The Senate was
called to order at 12:51 p. m., one hour
and 36 minutes late. . . . House—Speaker
E. Lea March, Jr., called the House to
order at 11:41 a. m., 11 minutes late.
That was just one day. You can pick up
this same report day after day and the
routine is the same. The Senate and
the House convene at almost any time
except that at v/hich they are scheduled
to meet. The last person, we believe, to
endeavor to change all this was ex-mayor
Frank Hayes. When he was lieutenant
governor he said the Senate would con
vene at 11 a. m., if that was the hour to
meet, no matter how many Senators were
in the chamber. And he banged his
gavel after that exactly at the appointed
time. Legislative bodies are prone to
excuse their tardiness in such matters,
but they should be quick to criticize
small detail that denotes personal care
Watertown’s reference to the qualify
of Waterbury’s water supply naturally
didn’t set well with most officials of this
city, but a great many consumers prob
ably will agree. They are those who can’t
stomach the frequent application of
chlorine and other purifying agents to
the water supply. However, actual tests
have shown that Waterbury’s water sup
ply is extremely potable and ranks with
the best in the state. Whether or not
it’s good enough for Watertown is a mat
ter for that community to decide. The
point is that if Watertown wants to buy
from us, we have a plentiful supply going
right through the town limits.
Waterbury will make its first real bow
to the Legislature next week when a
series of city measures come up for hear
ings. Waterbury Day at Hartford has
always been quite an occasion. Whether
next week will bring out the crowds de
pends. Probably more will wait for the
pension hearings in April. Bond bills
usually attract the finance officers not
the general public or employe groups.
But they are important and should get
as serious consideration from everyone.
Selected Poem
(Clare MacDermott in the Poet's Corner, Hartford
Oh, no more you'll tread the bogeen
Or your light foot touch the heather,
But I think about you, Maureen,
And the dreams you brought to me,
When the cool breeze whispers softly
And the grey hawk drops a feather,
While the purple mist rolls inland
From a wide, slate-colored sea.
Oh, to higher ways and fairer
Than green lanes where floats the starling,
Has your shining spirit Journeyed
Far away from earthly ill.
And my seeking arms are empty,
For I loved you, Maureen Darling,
And the meadow paths are silent
Which your bright song used to fill.
Sure! my heart is black with sorrow!
For the banshee gave me warning—■
Where the sunlight shifts to shadow
And the gleaming bluebell quakes,
I shall never see you sitting
With your potheen in the morning—
Oh, Wirra! Wirra! Wirra!
But the heart within me breaks.
Daily Almanac
Moon sets 10:15 p. m. (war time)
Sun rises 7:02 a. m.; sets 7:00 p. m. (war
All vehicles must be lighted thirty minutes
after sunset.
These are the days when the outdoors
man comes into his own. There are all sorts
of signs of awakening life. The variety of
bird-life is greater; there are indications of
stirring within the earth as here and there
a sprout pushes through.
Byrne* Wants
To Go Home
Waterbury Democrat-NEA Wash
ington Correspondent
Washington. March 18 — A hun
dred protests on the closing of race
tracks and the midnight curfew
on night clubs came Into the office
of War Mobiliza
tion Director
James P. Byrnes
for every protest
that had been re
ceived previously
on vastly more
important stabil
ization orders.
This was a curi
ous manifesta
tion of the Amer
ican public's ap
parent unwilling
ness to sacrifice
its luxuries, yet
it was only an
insignificant part
of the big pattern of civilian curbs
which Byrnes has issued since last
December. Look at the list:
1. Requests Selective Service to
draft older men to replace skilled
workers furloughed from Army for
essential war production.
2. Named Civilian Advisory
Board to OWMR, as required by
law. It was headed by ex-Governor
O. Max Gardner of North Carolina,
but its members, were the usual list
of business, labor and farm group
leaders named to all Washington
advisory boards. Theoretically the
board meets every two weeks. It has
been considered somewhat of a
dead letter, but it did approve the
orders closing the race tracks and
other civilian curbs.
3. Directed the War Production
Board to issue sanctions 'such as
shutting off raw materials) to em
ployers who did not comply with
War Manpower Commission em
ployment ceilings.
4. Cut back the Maritime Com
mission shipbuilding program.
5. In his report to Congress,
recommended legislation giving
Manpower Commission and War
Labor Board authority to enforce
6. Asked Selective Service to re
view the cases of 364,000 deferred
farm workers and to draft as many
as possible in the 18-25 age group
7. Order curtailment of travel
and banned conventions. Of 1331
applications to hold conventions in
last two months, only 53 have been
granted. Three were for labor con
ferences, five were scientific, the
others religious.
8. Stopped resort trains, order
ed curtailment of consumption of
electricity on outdoor advertising
and lighting in the interests of sav
ing coal.
Taken together these orders con
stitute a pretty tough hack at an
already drastically cut-back civilian
ecenomy. That Byrnes could do
these things without fear of conse
quences, say his associates, is due
to the fact that he is no longer po
litically ambitious. He has already
organized the small staff, now
working on mobilization, to plan
for reconversion and carry it out
after the defeat of Germany, at
which time Byrnes insists he will
resign and leave Washington.
Having initiated this program.
Byrnes on January 15 left Washing
ton for Yalta with the President.
When the full story of the Yalta
conference can be told, the part
played by Justice Byrnes will be re
vealed as far from Insignificant.
Some critics wondered why the
President chose Byrnes. He and
Secretary of State Stettinius were
the two U. S. civilians who sat with
Roosevelt at the big round confer
ence table. Byrnes admittedly is no
expert on foreign relations. He was
there for three other reasons. First
because he was the one official most
familiar with U. S. economy and its
capacity in shipping, production,
food and raw materials. Second be
cause he has the political savvy to
know what will be acceptable to the
American people. Third because he
has the skill acquired in Congress
to bring opposing points of view in
to agreement at a conference table.
Byrnes was the first official to re
turn from the Yalta conference and
it was he who gave Washington its
first interpretation of the Yalta
agreement, rationalizing the neces
sity for the compromises reached
on the Polish question, reparations,
Dumbarton Oaks voting procedure.
Byrnes emphasized how Stalin had
given in on some points to effect
Because of the drastic nature of
some of the recent Byrnes orders
on the home front, there has been
a tendency to label him a dictator.
He is anything but a dictator. Prim
arily he is a politician and as such
he recognizes the necessity for sac
rificing here to gain something
there. He has sacrificed his own
ambitions, plenty, in the interests of
party harmony.
Right now his primary objective
is to get the war over with, to get
the boys back home, to quit Wash
ington and go home himself.
To accomplish these things, I>e
thinks it necessary to compromise
with civilian life-as-usual, to make
certain sacrifices. That is the reason
given for his closing race tracks
and telling night clubs when to shut
up shop.
Someone has said that religion
is the act of being and doing good.
To become adfcpt in living means
to become honest, just, sincere, self
sacrificing, forebearing, and pure
in thought and de-'1. W» ’ - - ' -e
lessons of lift |
not in some for-1
mal school bu
out in the world
We learn our les
sons not out of £
book of maxims
but by the ex
perimental method
in the grin labor
atory of daily
trials. The Bibli
is Important, bu
it only tells u
how to conduct the It
is a book of instructions. After we
have read the instructions, we have
to face the experiment and handle
“C’mon Adolf, Led’s Be Zenzible, Votta Yuh Say?”
Washington Merry-Go-Round drew pearson
Drew Pearson Says: British Use U. S. Flag to Foment Sicilian Unrest;
Versatile Sol Bloom Once Sold Violets in Frisco; Lack of Underground
Hampers Allies in Germany.
WASHINGTON, March 16. — Word has leaded from Italy that the British are
adopting strange tactics in fomenting the separationist movement in Sicily.
x nu uuiiuicu luuuoauu aiuui
can Piag posters have appeared in
the cafes of Sicily advocating the
independence of that strategic
island from Italy. But the funny
part of it Is that the printing of
these American flags has oeen
traced to Algiers and the people
who paid for them are the Bri
Accompanying these U. S.
Flags are placards reading:
“Sicily, the 49th State."
In other words, it looks as if
the British, knowing the num
ber of I talo-Americans who
come from Sicily, arc cleverly
taking advantage of American
sentiment to propose Sicily as
the 49th state of the United
The importance of Sicily to the
British is that it lies astride the
sea-lane through the Mediter
ranean to Suez. The British al
ready have secretly been given
the Italian Island of Pantelleria
and Lampedusa by the Italian
Armistice, and it lias been known
for some time that they were
secretly financing the separation
ist movement in Sicily.
Congressman Sol Bloom, author
of many song hits, first man to
bring Salome Dancing from
Egypt, and now the chairman of
the House Foreign Relations
Committee, celebated his 75th
birthday refcently with a party in
the House Restaurant and even
bigger parties at the Washington
Children’s Hospital and the St.
Ann’s Orphan Asylum, to which
Sol had sent large checks.
At the Capitol party, Violet Gib
son, Associated Press copy girl,
asked Bloom what his favorite
flower was.
“Violets,” replied Sol.
“That’s my name,’’ said Miss
Bloom then explained that
violets were his favorite flower
because half a century ago he sold
violets in front of the fountain at
the corner of Market and Kear
ney streets in San Francisco.
"And when I go back to San
Francisco as a delegate to the
United Nations Conference,” the
Congresman declared, "I’m go
ing to take a few minutes off to
sneak down to that fountain and
sell a few violets.’’
One thing long handicapping
the Allies in Germany has been
the lack of underground opposi
tion to Hitler. Ever since 1933,
various anti-Nazi groups have
been trying to spawn an effective
underground in Germanny but
with little success.
When Hitler first came to
power there were about seven
million German Communists,
but many of these were snuffed
out in the initial blood purges.
Other non-Communist anti
Nazis, composing the most lib
eral elements in Germany, also
fled as the Hitler-Himmler terror
was extended to every part of the
However, the underground
blossomed and expanded in
1934 and 1935 until Himmler
found out about it and sent
his own agents into the organ
ization, capturing the member
ship lists and ruthlessly shoot
ing down Its members.
In 1936, another attempt was
made to form a new underground.
it as the Book has instructed us.
So many people either consciously
or unconslously maintain that re
ligion consists exclusively of believ
ing something. Affirm the right
creed, attend church regularly, pay
you dues, and all will be well. But
all will not be well as the result
of such procedure. The question
at Issue is what kind of life we are
living as the result of these spirit
ual exercises. If they are not .mak
ing us stronger, then we are run
ning In vain. Religion is the art of
being and of doing good. To this
great end, all conviction about
creeds all fidelity to the church,
all self-sacrifice, and charitable gen
erosity must contribute.
Religious fidelity means fidelity
to a life that pleases Ood.
All Rights Reserved—
Babson Newspaper Syndicate
This time units of only five mem
bers were set up with each man
knowing only one man outside his
own cell. However, the Nazis
even broke into these groups and
smashed the new organization.
In 1938, several underground
operators finally managed to
penetrate Hitler's Schutz Staffel,
the private Black Shirt Army
which guarded the Fuehrer. One ‘
even came to New York on a va
cation, met with American com
munists secretly, told them how
he was a member of Hitler's per
sonal bodyguard. However, Sta
lin never gave the signal to bump
off Hitler and eventually even
these new underground members
were destroyed,
that finalp
Today, there are very few Ger
mans inside the Reich the Allies
can count on. Stalin in his talks
with American Professor Oscar
Lange in Moscow last summer
moodily told how the anti-Nazis
have been destroyed, complained
that it would take at least a
generation to rebuild the German
working class movement. As a
result the chief hope for a major
uprising in Germany today is the
six million foreign slave workers
Hitler kidnapped from the occu
pied countries. These workers
have been used to build fortifi
cations on the Eastern and West
ern Front and to work in Ger
man factories.
After the big Allied bombing
of Berlin several thousand of
these foreign workers escaped
during the confusion, destroyed
several w’ar plants and hid in the
wreckage of the bombed-out
buildings. Other foreign workers
escaping during Allied ah- raids
have joined with deserters from
the German Army and are now
arrying on the first guerri'la war
fare inside Germany.
Lili Damita, former wife ol
Hollywood lion Erroil Flynn, has
been in Palm Beach studying to
be a nurses aide. "Now Mrs.
Flynn,” says the Palm Beach chief
for Nurses Aidies, “you were late
yesterday, and you were late the
day before and you were late to
day. When will you be on time?’’
Mrs. Flynn rolls her big eyes and
seems astonished to learn that
she was ever late at all .... !
Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Board has taken a firm stand
against censorship of sailors’ mail
when it comes to political opinions.
He believes that any Navy man
should have the right to express
his views politically on any sub
ject, just so It doesn’t give away
military secrets . . . One of the
truly great pictures of jungle-air
war is “Objective Burma,” show
ing the heroism of U. S. Flyers
over Burma.
(Copyright, 1945, by
The Bell Syndicate, Inc.)
Views Of The Press
(Bridgeport Post)
Wendell Willkie had a phrase for
it, ‘ One World.” Why not take a
leaf out of Wlllkie’s book and make
Bridgeport one city?
At present we have a city within
a city and a bill has been introduced
in the legislature (at the request of
the city administration we believe)
which would not remedy this situa
tion but simply make it more trou
blesome than ever.
The city within the city is what
is known as "First Tax District
Only." Now the first tax district
is the whole city of Bridgeport but
there Is a second tax district with
an added tax which is super-imposed
on but does not entirely cover,
the first district Those who live
within the boundaries of the second
district pay the full tax while those
who live in that portion of the first
district which is not overlapped,
pay a lower rate.
The fact is that years ago it was
feasible to divide up the city’s serv
ices and charge them according to
whether one lives in first district
only, or second district. That is no
longer feasible and is leading to
endless bookkeeping trouble and dis
satisfaction on the part of various
residents who feel that they are
paying taxes for services they are
not getting.
The simplest way to end the old
difficulty as we pointed out before is
to make Bridgeport one city with
out any overlapping tax districts
and to extend all the municipal
services to all the citizens of Bridge
Instead of having a lower tax
rate for the outlying sections, prop
erty should be assessed in outlying
sections at a lower rate than in the
center. If it is honestly assessed,
values will be lower in any case. That
will keep taxes in the outskirts down
to a reasonable level but end all
the difficulty, confusion and an
noyance between second district and,
first district only.
(New York Times)
When winter is bout ready to ab
dicate to spring, and the pussy wil
lows lift their branche , comes the
time when the telephone wires along
the winding back-counfy roads sing
their arias of a new season. Sing
ing wires are a part of the music in
the air when spring is read- ♦<*
cend her throne.
There is undoubtedly a learned
scientific reason why telephone wires
put on their orchestral performance.
This is a scientific age and we can
not expect even a free symphony
to occur without god reason. Per
haps the best performances of the
year are given in late March. On a
rr.clloy day when the south wind is
blowing, when the sky is wearing its
cape of deepest blue, with a few
masses of white cumulus clouds for
ruffles, the wires seem to enjoy their
steady song.
The song of the wires is steady but
it is not monotonous. There are over
tones of lyrical runs, long sustained
nctes in alto and contralto key,
deeper intermittent overtones of res
onant bass. Occasionally one gets a
faint hint of a clean, haunting pure
high tenor. There are times when
the tempo mounts in crescendo for
tissimo; one almost expects the
crash of the percussion instruments
and the stirring lifting power of the
brasses. Then, again, the wires sing
softly of day’s loveliness, humming a
theme of unexplored possibilities,
sustaining the music to accompany
the rollicking optimism of robins.
There are m:n and women in city
offices who will look out their win
dows these hope-stirring days and
think of country roads far away
where the telephone wires run from
weathered pole to pole, above the
Uchened stone walks or split rail
fences. Years ago they listened to
the singing wires. Boys and girls
coming from schoolhouses with
lunch boxes In hand still stop to lis
ten. In the song of wires in spring,
youth has heard the call to paths of
Your Health
By Dr. William Brady
Signed letters pertaining to per
sonal health and hygiene, net 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 ean
be made to queries not conform
ing to Instructions. Address Dr.
William Brady, National News
paper Service. 320 West Madison
Street, Chicago, III.
Today most physicians prescribe
vitamins for or administer them to
many patients every day.
Recently 200 volunteer medicial
students and technicians at Duke
University were divided into 5
groups, and each group given either
shotgun vitamin tablets, or liver
extract tablets, or yeast extract
tablets or placebo tablets, all of
the same size and appearance, to
take for a month. The investigators
concluded from the experiment that
administration of vitamin supple
ments to these apparently normal
persons, consuming the usual Am
erican die (which, I suppose,
means food anyway), had no dem
onstrable beneficial effect.
In the first place, if the volun
teers were really in the best possi
ble health it would be pretty silly
to expect that any vitamin or
combination of vitamins could im
prove their health, vitality, sense
of well being, capacity to work or
anything else.
In the next place if any of them
did have any impairment Of health
due to deficiency of one or more vi
tamins, it would be pretty silly to
expect to remedy the trouble by
simply adding a vitamin supple
ment to the diet for a month. Thess j
Duke University investigators evi
dently confuse vitamins with drugs.
I’m just plodding old country
doctor and probably I don’t know
much about the prophylactic or
therapeutic use of vitamin concen
trates or vitamin supplements, bub
somehow I have acquired the no
tion that it takes several months of
optimal (several times more than
just average daily requirements) vi
tamin feeding to restore vite in
such cases. Vitamins axe foods, and
the systemic effects of a year or
several years of semistarvation d«
not yield to a month of proper
These selr-appointed debunker* j
of the vitamin craze were years be- !
hind the march in finding oub
about the newer principles of nu
trition, as the “authoritative” ut
terance above quoted (from ona
of their voluble leaders) so well
From the r.arve requests I receive
in the daily mail I know that the
education of the public about vita
mins has been taken over by those
old masters of public health educa
tion, the quacks and nostrum man
ufacturers—and one of the other
category should include producers
of bread, milk, oleomargarine,
breakfast cereals and what have
you. But, right or wrong, the laity
is now too sophisticated to be im
pressed by the quaint attitude of
the slow-footed medical profession.
After all It is absurd for the doc
tors, individually or through their
organization, to maintain, on the
one hand, that one should take vi
tamins only when one’s physician
has diagnosed a specific lack of the
vitamin or vitamins concerned; and
and on the other hand, that bread
should be doctored with synethtic
or concentrated vitamins such as
thiamone (Bl), ribofavin (B2 or
G). D etc., to insure that every
body who eats store bread shall
get a kind of shotgun dose of vita
min every day regardless. But then,
isn’t the stand taken or approved
by the national medical organiza
tlon usually like that?
Window Screen Ventilator
Kindly advise if commercial cloth
screen of small size used for
dwellings is sufficient for bedroom
window ventilation?
Answer—Yes. Even ordinary un
bleached muslin screens, full sash
size, have served very satisfactorily
for ventilating schoolrooms, offices,
workrooms, bedrooms, during the jj
season when artificial heating is .
required. Send stamped envelop*
bearing your address, ask for
pamphlet on Air Conditioning.
Why Is it that some twin girls
can become mothers while others
(D. W.)
Answer—Being twins has nothing
to do with capacity for motherhood.
Child Nipped by Dog
Daughter nipped In cheek by
puppy. School nurse sent her to
-hospital. Health department
ordered detention of clog, which we J
did, and immediate Pasteur treat- |
ment. Should the Pasteur treat- ;
ment be given? (C. G.)
Answer — My advice is that you
pay no attention to the health de
partment. the school nurse, the
neighbors or the cop on traffic post,
but do precisely as your own family
physician advises.
(Copyright 1945, John F. Dille Co.)
Current Comment
Boy. they parted our hair in the
middle! There were four of us in
the foxhole and a shell scored a
direct hit. But it banged a wooden
box just over our heads and for
some reason we pulled out all right.
—Pfc. William R. Forpanek of Chi
cago, on Western Front.
There is something peculiarly In
compatible between government and
humanitarian activities. Govern
ment always seems to make a mesa
of them, with very few exception*.
The basic reason is that govern
ment is not really interested.
—James G. McDonald, chairman
President’s Advisory Committee
on Political Refugees.

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