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Interesting Trinkets THESE graceful corner shelves are 10 inches wide and 7 inches deep at the bottom. Just the right size to hold the quaint match hold er, the old-fashioned china doll head and other interesting trinkets that you have been treasuring. RUN BOTH ENDS OF WIRE UP THROU6H SIPS SreoSIttMBWUM The spools and shelves now may be practically welded together with new easy-to-use types of glue. The wire or cord is then run through, as shown here, so that the shelves may be hung in a cor ner ready to hold articles of considerable weight. i see NOTE—Mrs. Spears has designed an actual-size pattern for these three grace fully curved corner shelves which ars graduated in size. This pattern also con tains complete directions for cutting and Joining these shelves as well as a pattern for another larger set of spool shelves Ask for Pattern No. 255. Address: MRS. RUTH WYETH SPEARS Bedford Hills, N. Y. Drawer 10 Enclose 15 cents for Pattern No. 255. 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Doan's stimulate the fune tion of the kldneye and help them te flueh rat poiaonoua weete from the blood. They contain nothing harmful. Get Donu’i today. Dae with oonfidaaee. At all drag atone. PUBLIC’S SPENDABLE INCOME DOUBLED Personal Mail Exerts Big Influence on Congressman By BAUKHAGE News Analyst and Commentator. WNU Service, 1616 Eye Street, N.W., Washington, D. C. There is a great mail mystery in Washington which public reaction are try price adminis • tration of its powers, until said agency has little more control oyer prices than man over a skidding car on an icy pavement. And yet, according to recent polls, 82 per cent of the public is in favor of “holding the line.” The March survey by that reliable poller, NORC (National Opinion Research Center of Denver university) among other similar groups, points this out. When the house virtually stripped OPA of its powers late in April, let ters poured in supporting the agen cy, since then its head, Paul Por ter, using the publicity machine built up by his predecessor, Stabili zation Director Bowles, has omit ted no word or act to keep his side of the arguments against ceiling smashing before the consumer. Al though congress is not now being needled as heavily as it was at the peak of the house debate, plenty of people are still asking for OPA con tinuation. At the same time, of course, anti control forces are keeping up their pressure, both through lobbyists of the interested groups, and through the paid advertising of the National Manufacturers’ association, and other industrial organizations. But as far as any one can gauge, the people themselves still want price control. Nevertheless, con gress has managed to whittle it down, and many observers, at this writing, consider it as among the dead already. Up until the unions threatened to tie up the railroads and ignored gov ernment orders, there was no chance to get any labor-control measure through congress. But the people wanted something, and when the President offered it, he received a response in the way of letters and ★ ★ People Are Buying More Recently, I said over the air that America was eating better, and eating more than it nad ever eaten before. Immediately I received a squall of stormy letters, vehement ly denying my statement. All of the writers regaled me with the same tale which my wife brings home each day that the grocer’s and the butcher’s shelves are almost bare. Nevertheless, America is eating better and more food. Americans who ate a yearly average of 127 pounds of meat before the war are now gobbling it at the rate of 150 pounds apiece. This statement is from Fortune magazine, a periodi ca} not noted for making false state ments. You and I cannot get everything we want, but we aren’t all of Amer ica by a long way. You and I have always had meat virtually every day in the week. But millions of people in this country never had meat more than once or twice a week. These mil lions of people have more money today than they have ever had, but you, if you are one of the people who wrote me, probably never were conscious of that fact. The little graph shows the facts. These figures on which it is based are compiled by the department of commerce, and the most anti-admin istration banker you know won’t doubt them. They show, as you see, that in 1939, the public’s spendable income was 68 billion dollars. The estimate for 1946 is 139 billion. Now your common sense will tell you that the people who ate meat every day didn’t get all of that 71 billion dollar increase in their spending money. The low-income groups got a large part of it. In other words, America (as a whole) is eating more meat (and other things) than it ever did before, and because so many MORE people are eating so much MORE meat, there isn’t as much left for the people who ate all they wanted before. The discussion of how much America is eating arose in connec tion with the question as to our abil ity to help feed starving Europe and Asia. Some people believed that be cause they couldn't buy as many things at the store as they were accustomed to buying, America didn't have enough to spare. But the- people (you and J) who MIDLAND JODI telegrams such as the White House has not known in the memory of its present staff, some of whom have served there since the days of Wood row Wilson. A lot of letters I receive indicate that a great many people think con gress pays no attention to the voter. This is laughably inaccurate. The voice of the voter is the one thing a congressman obeys. In spite of this fact, 51 per cent of the people, if our old friend, NORC, is right, as it has proved to be on many oc casions, believe that congress de pends more on its own judgment than on public (opinion. Of course, thd reason for this im pression is that the organized voters, the ones which some organ ization controls, form the congress man’s judgment because they are the most vocal. They make them selves heard in person, through their membership, and the people whom they influence. In the two recent questions I have mentioned: labor control and price control, you have two power ful lobbies at work the unions and the industrial organizations, but pulling in opposite directions.- I am not saying that either is right or wrong in the views they express and the causes they advo cate. I am saying that they are active and powerful. And also that they naturally promulgate ideas in their own interest. If these inter ests happen to be the public’s, as well, fifie. If not. . . . Most of the congressional sec retaries I know well enough to talk with frankly support this view. Ex cept, of course, when some strange political deal is involved, whereby the congressman feels it safer to displease some of his constituency because of its indifference, than to disregard the pressure brought upon him by other forces in or out of congress. This particular inquiry by the Quarterly showed legislators rated the various influences on them, as follows: (1) personal mail; (2) visits TO the public; (3) newspapers; (4) vis its FROM the public; and (5) pub lic opinion polls. The bearing which these figures have on the importance of writing your congressman, in my opinion, is this: they show that mail IS im portant, and that when letters at one end of the spectrum of impor tance jibe with the poll (at the other end), it certainly puts a burr under the legislator’s vote. ★ ★ can’t get all of what we want are in no danger of starving. We can get things we may not like, but which will be just as good for us. And also, we can be ass"-ed that the people, who, in America’s past, have been near the danger lines, are getting a lot more than they ever had before. And they weren’t starving then, either. So don’t think that we haven’t enough to spare for the invisible guest. PUBLIC’S SPENDABLE INCOME Estimate based on hi quartet W| BILLION jj ttffnm from Dcpailmeii d Commcra*. NEW USES FOUND Demand for Potatoes Is Heavy WASHINGTON.—With new uses for potatoes being found, along with a heavier consumer demand, is keeping the government out of the market for support purposes to a greater degree than department of agriculture officials expected, in view of the unprecedented potato shipments this spring. One of the reasons for increased demand is the entry of the distilling industry into the buying field. Dis tillers are buying potatoes from the growers at prices above government support prices in order to convert into alcohol. Potatoes were successfully used for livestock feeding in 1937, 1939, 1940 and 1941, officials pointed out, and in view of the feed shortage, may go into this channel. When processed into flour, potatoes also make an excellent poultry feed. NAL, RISING SUN, MD. — pv—m— uiy- — —■,(.■■■ j % lAfc, Laid waste by war, area in front of battered reichstag building in Berlin is converted by Germans into vegetable gardens to help replen ish barren larders. NEWS REVIEW Rats Cost Half-Billion a Year But New 'Rat Killers' Found; 1946 Crops Depend on Weather NO. 1 ENEMY: Rats Increase The rat population of the United States shot up during the war, due to a shortage of chemicals for rodenticides, and we now have over 25 million rats. They do an annual damage of 500 million dollars to food and property, exclusive of sickness and death caused by disease they spread. Government officials estimate that from 12Vfe to 15 billion pounds of grain a year are consumed or destroyed by rats on farms. Each rat eats about 100 pounds a year, and spoils at least another hundred. Scientists of the interior depart ment are making use of two potent rodenticides developed during the war. One is “1080,” or sodium flu oracetate, said to be the most ef fective rat poison known. The other is “antu,” an abbreviation for al phanapthylthicurea. WEATHER: Rains and Drouth The government weather report shows that recent rains in the Mid dle West have benefited small grains, but that more sunshine and warmth was needed for best growth and development. Crop estimates are up. One ex pert predicts winter wheat produc tion this, year, as of June 1, at 751 million bushels, or 8 million bushels more than the government estimat ed last month. Spring wheat was estimated at 268 million bushels, slightly less than the 300 million bushels in 1945. In many places in the Mississippi valley, wet weather slowed all farm work and especially corn planting. The extremely wet spots were rare, however, and in many places rains were needed. WAR BABIES: May Curb Influx The bringing of very young babies of war brides from Europe to the United States may be halted, if a recommendation of a special army board which investigated a recent outbreak of diarrhea on the trans port Zebulon Vance when 30 babies were stricken and eight died. The army may halt transportation from Europe of all babies under one year of age. More thorough physical examinations have been requested for war brides and their children at European staging areas before departing for this country. The war mothers themselves are somewhat to blame, it is reported, because of laxity of sanitary hab its which might have contributed to the epidemic. CANNED MEAT: 60% Set Aside A new government order provides that federally inspected slaughter ers may not produce canned meat for civilian consumption unless they deliver to government agencies 60 per cent of each week’s total output. The order is designed to provide more canned meat for for eign relief shipments. Starch, flour and glucose are other potato products for human con sumption. Potatoes manufactured into alco hol yield about 20 per cent in by product livestock feed. Shipments from potato producing states have broken the all-time high of 1,514 carloads a day on four suc cessive days this spring. California has been the heaviest shipper. . To meet the situation, the depart ment has set up support buying of fices in California, Arizona, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. While peaks were reached last week in several states, North Carolina, California and Virginia marketings are ex pected to run even higher this week, with Oklahoma, Arizona and Ar kansas-Just coming on. GRAINS: Bet on Prices In Chicago, those who buck the board of trade are betting that the OPA extension bill will eliminate basic commodity farm prices from control. Bidding is constantly high er on wheat, oats and rye and are going higher. The Kansas City board of trade from time to time has prohibited all grain futures trading on the ex change except in settlement of open commitments. Purpose of the ac tion, the directors said, was to pro tect traders against losses caused by the increased ceiling prices es tablished by the federal govern ment. CUBAN SUGAR: Price Pledge Given If prices of U. S. foodstuffs im ported into Cuba go up next year, the U. S. government has given that country assurance of a higher price for Cuban sugar in this coun try, says Oscar Siegle, president of the Cuban sugar commission. The basic price agreed on for this year’s sugar crop will continue to be 3.675 cents a pound, Sigele said. Any increase in American foodstuff prices, because of changes in the OPA, would be reflected “perforce, on the price of sugar,” Siegle re ported after a trip from Havana to Washington. ' • TO TOKYO: New ATC Airline The American fliers who spanned the oceans and flew the "hump” have inaugurated a new airline to Tokyo over the “top of the world,” saving more than 18 hours of flying time each way. They are the pilots of the Air Transport command. In announcing the new route for passenger and cargo planes, the ATC stated the trip will take 26 hours’ flying time. The new line will follow a one stop route from Seattlle to Tokyo by way of Adak in the Aleutian islands. Oddities in the News ... With a full-sized hornet’s nest built tightly against the outside of the breakfast room window of their ■KI '. San Francisco, Calif., home, the Walter Ohms have a ringside view of the busy bees at work. Pic ture shows the Ohms’ four-year old daughter studying the nest. Support buying at the announced price levels reached about 500 car loads last week, officials estimated, with 200 cars purchased in North Carolina alone. But the demand from all types of consumers, includ ing distilleries, prevented the buy ing program from reaching the pro portions such heavy marketing would normally mean. The market can normally absorb only about 1,000 carloads a day, compared with last week’s daily average of 1,717 carloads. The department will use some of its surplus for school lunch pro grams and relief needs, but it is ap parent that the bulk will go for out side needs. Officials hope that a considerable amount will go into in dustrial uses other than the manu facture of alcohol, but admit that some may go to distillers. - Classified Department BUILDING MATERIALS MAKE your own concrete blocks. Perfect block made quickly. Fastest and cheapest way; no pallets required. Price $29. Mack Steel Products. Richmond, Missouri. FARMS AND RANCHES EASTERN SHORE. MD.—95 dark loam acres, 9-room modern home. Hot and cold running water in all buildings. 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