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The Alamance gleaner. (Graham, Alamance County, N.C.) 1875-1963, March 14, 1946, Image 8

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fci lkn United States i train Bins Are Turned Into buses at Shenandoah, Iowa SHEHANDOAH, IOWA.?"Housing Problem Is Solved," proud ly MMMced the Shenandoah Sentinel recently, when thechamber mt commerce purchased 97 grain bins, and worked out combina tr-r- so that two of the bins could be combined to make a dwelling "Scattered through the state ere' taedrah of these bins," the Sen tul Mated. "They were built by the department of agriculture to adore mm grain. For some time they have been empty and avail able la gas i.liusers. They are all aaade of good prewar lumber, and mow badi m three sizes?12 by 16 feet, M by 20 feet, and 14 by 24 deed. They already have a good patched not on them." 11m Thiaaiulmh chamber of com merce raised money enough to buy 91 at gap bins and set to work. Waidoe s were put in and plumbing man taatalWrt With a coat of paint aaad aril mania ted, the completed ham aefis between $2,300 and $2,500 ?and that includes a heating plant! la several other Iowa communi ties tbe holding of homes by using aid grain bins is progressing rapid ly. Frank Lawson. a contractor at Has in Lake, bought 150 of the bins and is converting them into houses. By the time spring arrives, hun dreds of new dwelling units will be scattered over ail of Iowa where the housing shortage has been acute. It looks like the Shenandoah Sen tmei is right: "The Housing Prob lem Is Salved." % I bnrat (as, bureau of ?tas stab a bit mr rugged 9^mL fcfloui U a valuable ?obteaablc and non-explo ai?o gas Ml la navy blimps. ?reaficM Stuck with fine Conpny Which ?vie Jnt Doesn't Want ruam Lam Bromfield, famed for blB^a^Aatance conversations, rue Adl| admits (bat ownership of a ru ral toitpkacr system is something ?a adald mid somewhat pungent assdl, Ife. Bromfield explains that .when the rural tele ui financial trouDie, phone company was tie loaned $1,000 to keep the line to his model Malabar /arm open. But the ?wner, after nine months of trying to keep the outmoded equipment function ing, got tired of it and mailed the au uior ? Dili 01 sate ?hnmdrtd in payment of the loan. "All I want. is a telephone, not a tHepftaone iiftuny," Mr. BromSeld ifcrlawd *f don't want the Lucas Telephone company with 142 sub suileis and SI miles of line." Sa dedastr is Bromfleld in this behaf that he has instructed his enamel la petition the Richland cmely eeaaeas pleas court to name at imtisii and sell the company to n. oempetecd operator, not an Hma Mmnhal Again Simem Vet Returned S1HATTOR. COLO?George Her aftsey Snaihr returned from Uncle Sana's navy, mid Stratton again has n man autifed. after being without mm lac may, many months. The ?nam heard drinks it was "fortu nate" ta m* George hack. Idaho Ranchers Feed Deer When Snows Are Deep IDAHO CITY. IDAHO. - Mr. and Mrs. William Hirt, who live on Middle Fork, proved to be friends of deer and elk this win ter when the deep snow made food scarce for animals. The deer and elk come in herds to the Hirt place where they bed down like cattle during the night. They seem to know they are pro tected, for they eat in the Hirts" back yard. "They merely stand and watch any activity about the place," Mrs. Hirt declares. Many deer were driven up the river to partake of the Hirt hos pitality when eagles and coyotes attacked them. Teachers Will Be Lectured Before Trip to Mexico AUSTIN, TEXAS.?United States school teachers, who expect to take the Mexican tour sponsored by the National Education association next summer, will have to listen to two days of lectures first. Dr. Carlos E. Castanada, an au thority on Mexican history, will lecture on the historical background of Mexico and discuss interesting places on the itinerary. Sociological and cultural informa tion will be given the teachers by Dr. Rex Hopper, assistant professor of sociology at the university. Austin will be the meeting point for teachers of the South and West making the 27-day tour to Mexico City. A similar pre-travel session will be held in St. Louis for teachers from the North and East who will make the tour. Sit, Look Pretty In 1946 Dresses NEW YORK.?Clothes for Amer ican women this year will be de signed to "sit and look pretty in," according to Designer Omar Kiam. He predicted an era of romantic femininity in dress, of accent on feminine curves, and of startlingly j revealing styles. Evening gowns, sheer dresses, lavish and dramat ic negligees and play suits will show the new trend. Golf dresses will be cut in nightshirt style, with slit sides in the skirt, cinched by a belt. . GOVERNMENT 'RAT- MEN WORRY OVER?RATS! WASHINGTON. ? Government "rat" men are increasingly worried over rats?and how much they eat. one rat eats 120 pounds of food in a year ? preferably grain. Multiply this by the rat population of the U. S. A. and you get some idea at what rats cost to keep. They have caused more destruction than all the wars in history! The wheat they eat never goes into bread, even the darkest kind. DROVE PATTON ... Pfe. Horace L Wuodi lag aI Starfts. Kj., waj the drleer of the ear ta which Geo. George 8. Pmttaa net whea the fatal aceideat eccarred. Prtrata Wood ring ha i bow rclaraed to the Halted States. CHILD STAR WINS 'BROWNIE* AWARD . . . Beverly Simmons, seven-year-old movie star, may not win an I "Oscar" this year, but she has already been awarded a "Brownie" from her Girl Seout troop in appreciation of her fine screen portrayals. She is shown in the center as Janice, left, and Phylis Jones, right," pre sents her with the "Brownie." The presentation took plaee on the set of "Three Kids and a Queen." MOTHERS PICKET SCHOOL BOARD . . . Protesting the school board's refusal to appoint Miss Rath D. Mor row, veteran teacher, as principal of the Center school, Everett, Mass., mothers bearing placards and sev eral young pupils picketed the school. The school board had previously named a young war veteran to ( the post. Other school strikes were reported in several sections of the country. Chicago group is demanding , a grand jury investigation of their school board. 1 I : i ad BIRTHDAY OF CAMP FIRE GIRLS . . . America's oldest organisation tor yonng flrls, the Camp Fire Girls, celebrates its Mth birthday, March 17 to 23. The purpose at Camp Fire is to preside opportunities for enjoy able. worthwhile activities for the girls' leisure time through which they can develop their best potentialities. During the war they did more than their part, not only on the front lines but on the home front. ir.AA.1 olAK . . . J1CK HODinSOn, 18, Fort Worth, Texas, who has ; scored a boot 3M points while scry ing as forward on Baylor univer sity's basketball team. Young Rob inson is considered one of the most promising 1948 players. SCHOOL FOR VETERAN FATHERS . . Deatfaed to prepare O.I. dadi far ceptaf with situations that may arise when they meet their oB aprtaf, a "bundles fram heavea" class Is held la New Turk City. Ex-G.I. William Carey la the atadeat with the daaee cap. He la listening to aarae Vhriaa Perctoal. wha ezplatas the eerrect teehnl*ae el diaperiac. The baby to Carey s ?? months-old daaphtoc, Urn. - Nam Uft hd ?t. really eajey the jeh, ' ' NEW STATE AIDE . . . MaJ. Gem. Mb H. HlOdrimc. New Raehelle, N. T., who has been aasaed by President Tramaa to be mn uiist aat seeretary at state. Oeaeral HID itlH seited as dliectoi at war dc ysrtMTflt S?rU alairs Kathleen Norris Says: Stick to Your Bargain BcD Syndicate.?WHO Features. "Often my friends drift in in the late afternoon and stay for a cocktail and m nearette." By KATHLEEN NORRIS SANDRA BAKER is now 20. Three years ago she mar ried a man of 44. Harold was, and is, a great friend of her parents; he has loved Sandra lince she was born. "Harold is a doctor, who went nto the service as a captain," says Sandra's tear-stained letter. "All luring the war he was at home inly for short intervals, and I lived vith my own people. My little girl, 3amela, was born in my mother's louse, and has always seemed more nother's baby than mine. I was 'ery happy in those years, writing etters to my handsome captain, and juietly enjoying the freedom from ichool and the admiring comments >f my old friends. "Then Harold came home, and ilmost immediately I discovered hat we are completely unsuited to jach other. The difference is our iges?he is my father's contempo rary and friend?is not the only xouble. Harold cares nothing for lancing, parties or good times. He lever goes to movies. He hates the radio. He likes to play bridge or poker with his friends, neither of which I play. Tried to Make It Successful. "Don't think I haven't made a freat effort to salvage my mar riage. Harold wished us to have a lome of our own, so we moved to lis apartment downtown, where he ived with his first wife, who was Jiy mother's cousin and who died some years ago. I try to keep house, :ook, and manage my baby, but it is too much for me, and I leave Pamela much of the time with ?"other. Certain special dishes 1 look well, but to serve meals hot ind on time, at the right moment, is more than I can do, especially if I have to look rested and attractive while doing it '"Often my friends drift in in the latd afternoon and stay for a cock lail and a cigarette. Harold objects to my having even one drink; I did aot drink at all before I was mar ried, but as a married woman it seems to me I have a right to make that decision myself. On several oc lasions he has been distinctly rude to the girls, who naturally ask me why I put up with it. Harold also accuses me of extravagance, even though he will not tell me how much money he makes or take me into his confidence as to our affairs "Worst of all," the letter con cludes, "my father and mother are shocked beyond words at my idea at a divorce. They remind me, as indeed is true, that they begged me not to marry Harold, much as they like him, because I was so young, and that I insisted upon doing so' They treat me still as a child, and say, 'don't mention such things. You re married and you're going to Sta^? n?arr,'ed- ?o your duty and you 11 be happy, and stop talking nonsense.' " ? ? ? How to advise a wife like this one? Obviously, if she ever was going to get any sense into her little tou u?f ne?"JwouW have written ?? / Sandra, at 20, with a a homa and ? husband, is "till the adored spoiled child she was at 17, when she first got the mtoxicatmg idea of marrying a Taping the last J*" ,?f and startling envy mt? ama2e*"ent and Tied Down to Drudgery. Now the other girls are enino through the normal years" , S A FORTUNATE POSITION Three years ago it seemed so glorious to Sandra, and now it's almost unbearable! She u<u only 17 when she married a hand some doctor more than twice her age. For a while she enjoyed the luxuries his ample income provided, and the prestige his position lent her. He was an army officer, and was home only for short furloughs. Then he came home to stay; I and Sandra quickly found that he was unsuited to her. Her tastes were those of a young girl, his those of a middle-aged pro fessional man. She wanted dances and parties, plenty of friends about, good times and gaiety. He was tired after his exacting duties and wanted to rest or to play a quiet game of cards with his friends. The care of the baby and the house take most of Sandra's time. When she wants to go out for an evening's fun Harold ob jects. He won't take her out, and doesn't want her to go alone. He is often rude to her friends, who are all very young, and is an gered if Sandra takes a drink. Now he is accusing her of be ing extravagant, but refuses to set up a budget for her, or tell her of his affairs. I ' ing, house parties, movies, love af fairs, and Sandra is tied down to the dull drudgery of housework and baby tending. Her choice now is between antagonizing her parents, harming her child, breaking op her home, or going on into years that stretch before her like the years in jail. If I could advise her at all it would be to grow up?to become a real woman. To learn to be a good cook and housewife?surely not too hard an undertaking. Thousands of women in her very city are man aging on budgets, cooking delightful meals, keeping small homes com fortable and happy. When she has accomplished this, then perhaps she might have a talk with Harold. After a few weeks of pleasantness at home he may be more amenable to reason. She might ask him to give her an eve ning a week, in which they will either accept some invitation that seems tempting to Sandra, or go downtown just by themselves for dinner and a theatre afterward. She might persuade him to join the country club, always a good con nection for a doctor to make. But whatever she does, it should be as the middle-aged doc tor's young wife; happy, busy, proud of his success, pleased with her own position. It is a pleasant and picturesque position, it will be her own fault if she does not develop its possibilities. Mothers and fathers have a way of objecting to 17-year-old marriages. There are reasons for this that little "Seven teen" can't see. Every girl in high school thrills to the idea of a sud den marriage that will leave her schoolmates gasping. But it isn't the normal order of things, and it has a way of turning out expensive and dull. Hose Without Holes. To keep stockings and socks from wearing thin at the heels and toes, many women are reviving the old European practice of waxing them. Just rub a piece of candle wax or paraffin on the heels and toes of stockings before you wear them. Once the wax is applied, enough of it will last to make the stockings more durable for several washings and wearings. The wax does not show, and if you apply ouly a thin film, you cannot feel it. ?o-afc?.I

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