Spool Shelves for
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
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.
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PUBLIC’S SPENDABLE INCOME DOUBLED
Personal Mail Exerts Big
Influence on Congressman
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
• 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
This particular inquiry by the
Quarterly showed legislators rated
the various influences on them, as
(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
PUBLIC’S SPENDABLE INCOME
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
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.
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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.
Rats Cost Half-Billion a Year
But New 'Rat Killers' Found;
1946 Crops Depend on Weather
NO. 1 ENEMY:
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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. ' •
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
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
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.
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FARMS AND RANCHES
EASTERN SHORE. MD.—95 dark loam
acres, 9-room modern home. Hot and cold
running water in all buildings. Two-car
garage, tool house, corn crib, two-story
barn, wagon shed, cow barn, chicken
coop, milk house, daylight cellar. Elec
tric. Fruit. School and work bus by door.
R.F.D. Bath and flush toilet. Taxes $43.00.
Building almost new. On
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SEEDS, PLANTS, ETC.
NANCY HALL OR PORTO RICAN
Potato Plants shipped prepaid prompt
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DUKE PLANT CO.
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WANTED TO BUY
Goose and duck feathers, new and old.
Mail samples for prices.
P. R. MITCHELL CO., Cincinnati, Ohio.
Buy U. S. Savings Bonds!
Many doctors recommend good
tasting Scott's Emulsion be
cause it's rich in natural AAD
Vitamins and energy-building:
oil children need for proper
growth, strong bones, sound
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is A&D deficient. Buy Scott’s
today! All druggists.
TITHEN Functional Nervous Dis
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Restlessness or Nervous Headache
interfere with your work or spoil your
food times, take
(Liquid or Effervescent Tablets)
Nervous Tension can make you
Wakeful, Jittery, Irritable. Ner
vous Tension can cause Nervous
Headache and Nervous Indiges
tion. In times like these, we are more
likely than usual to become over
wrought and nervous and to wish for
a good sedative. Miles Nervine is a
good sedative —mild but effective.
If you do not use Miles Nervine
you can't know what it will do for you.
It comes in Liquid and Effervescent
Tablet form, both equally soothing to
tense and over-wrought nerves. WHY
DON'T YOU TRY IT?
Get it at your drug store, Efferves
cent tablets 35c and 75c, Liquid 25c
and *I.OO. CAUTION—Use only
One of the best home ways to
if you lack BLOOD-IRON
You girls am. women who suffer eo
from simple anemia that you’re pale,
weak, "dragged out” —this may be due
to lack of blood-iron. So try Lydia E.
Plnkham’s TABLETS—one of the best
home ways to Qulld up red blood—ln
sucb cases. Plnkham’s Tablets are one
of the greatest blood-iron tonics you
can buy I At all drugstores.
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