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MOSQUITOES . • under knife
The first real use ever found for
mosquitoes was when it *U dis
covered, a few years ago, at the Gov
ernment hospital for the insane at
Washington, that certain common
forms of insanity could be cured if
the patient had malaria. Malaria
germs are carried only by certain
mosquitoes, and insane asylums all
over the country began to demand
mosquitoes which had been infected
by biting malaria patient.
Now the Government scientists
have found a wa? to operate on the
mosquito, under a microscope, and
extract the malaria virus, so they
don't have to ship live mosquitoes,
which sometimes got away and
spread malarial fever.
The marvelous thing about all
that, as I see it, is not that malaria
cures paresis, but that anybody ever
found it out and that the human
mind has been ingenious enough to
find a way to use it.
USHER .... at White House
My congratulations to "Ike"
Hoover, chief usher of the White
House, who has just finished his
forty-second year of service there..
His real name is Irving H. Hoover,
and when Benjamin Harrison was
President he was a young electrician.
Mr. Harrison had the first electric
push-buttons installed in the White
House. Young Hoover did the job.
They got out of order so often that
the President thought there ought
to be an electrician on the job all
the time. He picked "Ike" and
Hoover has been there since.
"Ike" is responsible for all the
historic relics in the Presidential
mansion, for the management of the
domestic staff and the supervision
of all formal social functions. He
receives all distinguished visitors and
escorts them to the President. And
he is pretty nearly the most popular
man in Washington.
Today and Tomorrow —
£WW" WTk y Roaring wild beasts, fire
• I IVI M crazed, running amuck
I IVI A "■ through the streets! Ele-
JL Ml. yi phants smashing over
* trolley cars! Terrorized
p screams of women, curses
UWS of men an d cries of child-
I I II A I Tenl 111611 the " Lion Man "
nl I I L whose voice worked a mir
■l II |l| II I |~ acle and halted the car
nage. Who is he?
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Nearly twenty years ago I wrote
the firßt news item in America about
a kind of glass for automobile
windshields which would not shatter
in case of a collision. Since then
many manufacturers of cars have
adopted safety glass, but only with
in a very few years.
It has Just been enacted into law
in New York that after this year
every bus licensed in the state must
be equipped with safety glass and
after next year all cars must be so
equipped. A surprisingly high pro
portion of injuries and deaths in
motor accidents come from broken
glass. The time will come when no
car may be operated unless it has
non-shatterable glass all through.
TAXES many unfair
The State of New Yor* has abol
ished all personal property taxes.
That is a step in the right direction.
Rhode Island was the first to do
'away with this unfair tax.
I call it unfair because it presses
on the poor more than on the rich.
The tax assessor can count the far
mer's cattle and hogs, his horses
and his machinery, but what the
rich man has in his safe deposit box
in stocks and bonds is out of sight
and he can—and does—lie about it.
Revision of all our old tax meth
ods is in the air. I think it is a mis
take for a state to impose a retail
sales tax, as so many have done
lately. I believe in the sales tax, be
cause it bears equally on everyone
according to how much he spends;
but I think it ought to be a Federal
and not a state tax.
INFLATION . . how it will help
An inquiring friend writes to ask
me how it will benefit the country
to have the Federal Reserve banks
issue three billion dollars of new
money to take up Government
bonds. The answer is that these
bonds are now held by banks which
are handicapped by having so much
of their deposits tied up these
"frozen assets." If the banks can
turn them over for new cash, they
can use the new money to lend for
productive enterprises. And there
is just as much behind the new cur
rency as behind the bonds—that is,
the Government's credit.
THE BLKIW TRIBUNE, ELK IN, WORTH CAROLINA
PAINTING . . largest in world
The largest picture ever painted
on canvas will be one of the star
attractions on the Midway at the
Chicago Century of Progress Expo
sition. It Is 402 feet long and 45
feet high and depicts, against a
background that shows all the fam
ous battlefields of France, six thous
and individual heroes of the World
War. Every one is a perfect por
Great French artists who were
too old to fight started work on this
huge painting while the war was
still going on. It was shown to mil
lions In a special building in Paris
for years after the Armistice, and
has been brought to Chiofego for
more millions to see.
I hope that everybody who goes
to the Chicago Fair'will mak* It a
point to see this magnificent pic
ture. And I hope everybody who
reads this will go to Chicago this
Summer. I know of no way of
spending a vacation more interest
ingly and more usefully.
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NEW MOTOR FUE IS
Essolene Is New Prod
uct of Standard Oil
The introduction of the new mo
tor fuel Essolene to the public at
Esso stations on June 2 is one of
the major steps in a new marketing
program which is involving the ex
penditure of several million dollars
and giving employment to many
Workers, according to Carl Boyles,
local manager of the business qf the
Standard Oil Company of New Jer
The program involves the re
identification of some 30,000 outlets
as Esso Stations, located from
Maine through Louisiana, and in
cludes a large advertising expendi-
tare, much of which will go to newa
Concerning Essolene, Mr. Boyles
Ba Via jtaturally am enthusiastic
about all of our products, but in Es
solene I am positive we have a
highly unusual motor fuel. The
tests indicate that it is the best
regular-priced fuel on the market.
The anti-knock quality is higher
than in any regular gasoline, and,
among other things, Essolene ac
tually reduces gummy deposits in
an old engine. We've given the
slogan 'Gfiarantees Smoother Per
formance to Essolene, and we're
surfe motorists will find that's so."
A red and white color .scheme
wil) distinguish the Esso Stations.
All the pumps are being re-painted
to conform to this plan, and new
signs are being erected. All of
this work gives employment tc
many men and, in the opinion of
Mr. Boyles, is an indication of hiß
company's attitude toward the fu
Esso and Essolube, as well as
Thursday, Jong 1, 1953
Kssolene, will be available at all
of the EBBO Stations.
Fall Creek News
John L. Bray and family attended
the commencement at Boonvllle last
There was a large attendance at
Sunday school Sunday. After Sun
j day school Rev. J. R. Jolly preached
an Interesting sermon.
Mr. and Mrs. Hasting Swaim vis
ited in this community Sunday af
The Sunday school at Fall Creek
is planning to attend the home
coming at Cool Springs the second
ROOSEVELT PROBES DAM
President Roosevelt has started
a thorough investigation of con
struction of Dam No. 3 at Muscle
Shoals in an effort to sift charges
that It is being built to hamper full
development of the Tennessee river.