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NOVEMBER 23, 1946 HARTFORD CHRONICLE ' Covering Connecticut Published every Saturday in Connecticut Office: 1702 Main Street, Hartford, Conn. Telephone 2-1293 GEORGE W. GOODMAN Editor JOHN'S. STEWART Advertising Manager MAP OF ENRICHMENT PROGRESS 3 The Hartford Chronicle No . , . JJ States in which enrichment ,. laws have been enacted.- J . : Tltin rl State which, as yet, have not f y J'ii Y i passed enrichment laws, Subscription Rates One Year ...$3.00 Six Months 1.50 , Second Class Mailing Permit Pending. HELLO SUCKER! The Republican victory of Nov. 5, 1946 may well turn out to be the great Republican headache, unless they can convert a most unenviable national situation into an enviable one with great wisdom and dispatch. And the problem would have been exactly the same for the Democrats, had they been victorious. Be cause our present national economic dilemma is not a matter of political parties but the sensible unravelling of super social and economic problems, that are a part of our system. The real challenge to-day is therefore the matter of produc ing stability in our economic and social life as rapidly is possible. Which means deciding what we are going to do with the ideal of free and unlimited enterprise. Making it function so that its freedom permits livable wages, reasonable purchasing prices and an even flow of goods from the producer to the consumer.' Right now the situation is in a mess and it is not solely the responsiblity of the Democratic Party. For signs of a recession, which is always the harbinger of a depression, began last spring. The Republicans certainly did not wish for it and the Democrats did not create it. In fact the public played a big part in its creation, through misguided impatience. The war was technical ly over and the people were tired of restraints. They wanted everything restored to them overnight and they were in no mood to discuss reasons. Both Democrats arid Republicans for political expediency were afraid to slap on controls and rationing, which were the only ways to prevent the costly inflation that is now on its way. Of course hoggish business men, who hard experience should have taught better, aided and abetted the public in its loose impatient thinking. ' Consequently we are now at the day when all economic controls have been abandoned and the throttle is wide open. Wide open for the rush to produce any and everything that will satisfy the foolish fancy of the public as rapidly and as abund antly as possible. Of course prices will go zooming, huge profits will be made, people will spend frantically and one day the bubble will break in our faces ! Then what? Warehouses and store shelves will be over stocked, factories faced with the necessity for laying off help, prices will fall but people will be unable to buy, homes will be lost because of inability to meet mortgages and small bank ac counts will vanish. Hunger, poverty and want will will again stalk the country and whatever political party is in will receive scathing criticism and be thrown out. But many people will still fail to appreciate that it was not either the Democrats or Republicans that brought them to the evil days, but their own unwillingness to insist upon a system that was for the best interests of the greatest number of people. And along with that insistence, having enough patience to do without some of their so-called freedom long enough to realize its permanent benefits. But alas that is one of the human weaknesses that makes the term Sucker peculiarly American in its implications! (SUBSCRIPTION BLANK) THE HARTFORD CHRONICLE 1702 Main Street Hartford, Conn. Enclosed please find $ For Subscription Please start mailing my paper at once Name Address City ' Zone No State Make checks or money orders payable The Hartford Chronicle ft. With 19 states and the territories of Hawaii and Puerto Rico already on the roll of honor having enacted laws requiring: enrichment of white flour, bread and rolls health officials in other states are urged to take the lead in a program to extend this legislation. Enrichment laws in all states is the goal. HEALTH FOR ALL TB AND THE TEEN-AGE In the Victorian era the con sumptive heroine was a popular literary figure. It, was con sidered fashionable for a young girl to pine away for love, go into a decline and, coughing de licately, die of a broken heart. Today we laugh at those old novels. We encourage our teen age daughters to be pictures of blooming health, not "interest ingly pale." But do we always recognize the fact that they, too, may be in danger of tuber culosis ? Very likely the old fashioned heroine "died of a broken heart" because she neglected simple health rules and gave TB germs a chance to work. The same thing can happen to the modern girl. As youngsters grow older, travel about and mix with all kinds of people, there is a constant threat of TB germs sneaking into the body from the outside. A healthy , body can fight these germs, sealing them into a small area in the lung. But if the rules of health have been ignored, the germs have a good chance to damage lung tissue. It may even happen that tuber culosis germs sealed away in the body for years will break out of their prison and cause the disease to develop. Parents of teen-age girls, and boys, too, should remember that, of all diseases, tuberculosis kills the greatest number of young people between the ages of 15 and 35. We must recognize that tuberculosis is an ever present danger to our hopes for our children's future, to their education, their jobs and their chance for successful careers as home-makers and in the busi we can give them is good gen eral health and regular check ups by the family physician. It is important not to wait until a person looks "sick", has a persistent cough, loses weight or spits blood, before. going to the doctor. In its early stage, tuberculosis gives little warn ing, but it is then that the di sease can be cured with the least loss of time and money. A tuberculin test and regular chest X-ray examinations by the doctor will either lead to the early discovery of TB or will give assurance that everything is all right. Parents can't af ford not to know. We can arm our children against the ravages of tuber culosis by seeing to it that they fulfill these requirements for health: plenty of sleep, a good diet, cleanliness, fresh air and exercise and regular physical examinations at intervals ad vised by the doctor. In the next article, high pro tein diet on a limited budget will be discussed. UN TRUSTEESHIP IN BALANCE LIBERALISM FACES DIFFICULT ERA Chicago Gov. Ellis G. Ar- nall addressing the Rotary Club of Chicago pointed out the fact that he felt that liberalism in the United States was in for a very difficult time for the next eight to ten years. That one of the post-war trends seemed to be toward reactionaryism. He implied that he felt this swing would be so pronounced that it would dominate public thought and action for a long period. Governor Arnall said, "Un less we liberalize the capitalistic system so that everybody has an equal chance to participate in its benefits, we are in danger of New York Very shortly now the greatest verbal and moral explosion that has yet devel oped will come to a head in the United Nations confab. The whole matter involves the mat ter of trusteeship of millions of non-self-governing areas. The UN Charter provides for the establishment of these trus teeships but there is a joker in the charter statement that it appears the U. S., Britain and South -Africa are disposed to take advantage of. That clause says: "It will be a matter for sub sequent agreement as to which territories in the foregoing cate gories will be brought under the trusteeship system and upon what terms." On the other side in this con test are the Slavic Countries, USSR, Poland and the Ukraine, who hold the view that the UN Charter provided for establish ment of a trusteeship council and that this should be accomp lished without delay. Two countries are making an issue of the matter, India and the Union of South Africa. The latter with Field Marshal Smuts carrying the brunt of the at tack, want to be granted the right to annex Southwest Af rica. This issue involves the wel fare of all the backward people of the world and therefore if it degenerates to the place where the existing empires can pick and choose at their discretion the whole trusteeship concept ness world. The best insurance losing the system." will be lost.