fci lkn United States
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."
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
/arm open. But the
?wner, after nine
months of trying to
keep the outmoded
ing, got tired of it
and mailed the au
uior ? Dili 01 sate
?hnmdrtd in payment of the
"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.
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"
"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
Teachers Will Be
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
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
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
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
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
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
? ? ?
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
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.
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
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
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