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INDIAN VALLEY RECORD Thursday, September 5, 1940 [ III Washington, D. C. BULLITT MAY STUMP FOR BRITAIN AID Ambassador Bill Bullitt, most Versatile and volatile of all Roose- velt's diplomats, probably will go on the stump throughout the country Campaign~g for "national unity" and urging American support for Great Britain. His tour will be divorced from the New Deal, and he will not return to his embassy in France. Many of the men around Roose- Velt now are far ahead of him in Proposing aid to Britain, and some of them may co-operate with Bullitt In this movement. Some are def- initely critical of the President, though close friend Bullitt is not. They feel that Roosevelt has been holding back, and that the country is ready to go much further than he. DEFENSE BLOW-UP If certain legislative and adminis- trative snarls in the defense pro- gram aren't cleared up quickly, there is going to be a blowup in .the defense commission that will knock a dent in the Roosevelt administra- tion. Some fast footwork and placating White House palaver has :kept the explosive situation under Cover so far, but it is very seriotm. Inside fact is that William Knud- :Sen, who gave up a $300,000-a-year !General Motors job to become de- tense production chief, is getting restive over the delays he is en- countering. He has made no threats, but he has also made it clear that unless he gets action he does not intend to continue in a posi- tion where he could be blamed for lack of production. A "plain operations man," as he describes himself, Knudsen worked out a schedule of production for tanks, guns, planes, armor plate, and the other vital essentials for de- fense. But these plans, partly be- cause of tax delays, partly because of business sit-downs, have encoun- tered repeated obstructions. For example: Knudsen was first told that the amortization problem, Which has held up the construction of several new defense plants, would be handled in congress in a separate bill. But at the last minute, treas- ury tax experts objected to this and insisted that the matter be included in the excess (war profits) tax bill. Next Knudsen was assured by congressional leaders that the tax bill would be passed by August 17. But first the Republicans recesses to attend the Willkte acceptance cer. emonies at Elwood. Then it man- aged to get other delays. RFC LOAN DELAYS While this dilly-dallying was go- ing on at Capitol Hill, Knudsen wa~ having other difficulties with Fed- eral Loan Administrator Jesse Jones. The RFC was given wide powers by congress several months ago to make loans to industry for defense Purposes. But when Knudsen sub- mitted a list of plant expansions thal needed financing, Jones balked. He objected on the ground thal one.third of the output of the plants would go to fill British war orders. Knudsen pointed out that this was not impairing U. S. preparedness, but on the contrary was providing the country with vital productive capacity at the expense of the Brit. ish. Still Jones, despite the President's Policy of extending every assistance to the British, didn't like the idea of lending U. S. government money to aid factory expansion for the Brit- ish. $ $ * BLITZKRIEG It remains the firm conviction el Secretary of War Stimson and Gen- eral Marshall, his chief of staff, that if Hitter Is to invade this country it will come this fall before we are Prepared. They are Inclined to think that as soon as Hitler is fin. ished with the British, he will move here. Stimson and Marshall have indicated this view to congress, but they are even more positive in their private conversations. Despite the large air force guard- ing the canal, military authorities admit that it would be impossible for them to prevent an enemy air ar- mada from getting over the locks. One well-placed bomb can put the locks out of commission for about three months. $ 8 $ MERRY-GO-ROUND Pointing to the WlUkle headquar.~ ters in Washington on the first floor of the Woodward building, directly under the TVA offices on the third floor, New Dealers wisecrack that "Willkie is still under TVA influ- ence." Significant of the extent of the split between John L. Lewis and his co-C. I. O. founder Sidney Hillman, labor defense commissloner, is the disappearance of Hillman's name from the letterhead ot Labor's Non- ]partisan league. Wendell Willkie and Edith Wilk (now Mrs. Wlllkte) attended Indiana ~aiversity together--without meet- /rig. They mat in later ysare at the wedding of a friend. The corn stalk discovered flourish- lag in a commerce department grass plot was no acekient. It ,was, planted by Lee Wood Kathleen Norris Says: The Husband Who Was 7"00 Obedient (Bell Syndicate--WNU Service.) lack loves to take her places, go his golt club, to movies, to lunch down. town, and she flatters him by referring everything to "Daddy." 1 ~eel neglected and lonely. By KATHLEEN NORRIS ASTEPMOTHER almost always has a trying time of it, and in these days of easy divorces the world is full of stepmothers. What makes the situation especially trying for them is that in the beginning every- thing sounds so pleasant and simple. Sam has two darling children, and Sally adores them already. The little girl is shy, and naturally talks a good deal about her mother, but the boy is a perfect dar- ling. After Sam and Sally are married she means to make much of Sam's children. Any- way, says Sally, joyously flustered with wedding plans, they'll be with their mother a lot of the time. Sam feels at the moment that Sally is such a wonderful girl that she can't help winning the children's hearts. They'll adore her. So Sam gets his divorce, and it is settled that Bruce and Betsey are to stay with their mother 10 months of a year, spending two months with Dad and the new stepmother. That being legally arranged, and finan- cially arranged, what more is there to worry about? Trifles Threaten Later. Well, nothing, at the moment. But within a few months the worries arise, and these trifles that seemed so unimportant on the wedding day, arise later to threaten the safety of many a second marriage. For one thing, the mother "of Bruce and Betsey has every reason in the world for making trouble, if she can. She m~ikes it hard for the children to pay those promised visits to their father's house. She talks of him slightingly, or perhaps with bitter scorn, before his children, and leads them to believe that Sally is the adventuress who came into a happy home and robbed them of their father. Possibly it wasn't a happy home at all. Possibly Alma was the one who wrecked it, who wanted the di- vorce, who made no effort to hold Sam or Sam's affection. But all that is forgotten once Sam has started 'off upon a fresh marital hazard with Sally. Children Sense Trouble. The children feel the trouble in the air, and they are not natural nor reasonable with their stepmoth- er. Sally, on her side, is young, she has had no experience with chil- dren, and very shortly she comes to see that it is wiser to leave them most of the time with their mother. This makes Sam restless. He loves his boy and his small girl, and wants them to enjoy his new home and his new felicity with him. He becomes unnaturt,1, too, so there are four of them; all uncomfortable; all placed in a false position. A man cannot divorce their moth- er, marry another, woman, and re- main toward his children in the same position that he had when he was a part of their home and their background; the person they took for granted as Dad, who wanted them to be on time for breakfast and gave them movie money. A woman cannot take her children away from their father, and put an- other man in that father's place, and combine with her new bridal happiness and her absorption in her new mate her motherly attitude as well. There Are Exceptions. These things simply don't mix, and the, woman who tries, to recon- cile them merely wrecks her own nerves and those of everyone around her. Of course there are exceptions. There are wise, simple, self-effacing STEPPARENTS Stepmothers and stepIathers oh ways find themselves in a di~cuh situation. This usually arises trom the inability of the child and step. parent to adapt themselves to one another. .4n anxious mother of a 17.year.old girl here con~rents Kathleen Norris with a problem that is just the opposite: her sec. end husband is too affectionate to his pretty stepdaughter. Miss Nor. ris says that time offers the best cure ~or this problem. women who see to it that the chil- dren and the new husband are brought to know and understand and like each other. Beatrice, for example, is a case in point. Nine years ago she di- vorced her husband, and gave a small girl of eight a new father. For a while there was nothing they could do with little Alice. She hated everything about the change, and wept continuously for her own Dad- dy, and her own house, and the old school and the old friends. Even a baby brother didn't com- fort Alice, and for a while Jack, the stepfather, detested the child, and was glad when she went off to visit her own father and her grand- mother. But today the situation is differ- ent. Beatrice, the mother, has two small boys to keep her busy. She has no maid, and for some seven years, she writes, she has never slept through a night undisturbed, or been in bed later than six o'clock in the morning. Stepfather's Attitude Changes. Alice, the once unmanageable little daughter, is now a lovely sev- enteen; her stepfather adores her, and she idolizes him. The mother writes anxiously that she is idle, out of school, and mad for dances and evening parties, and that Jack in- dulges her ridiculously. Beatrice uses the rickety family car, when Jack doesn't need it, but Alice has been promised a new car on her eighteenth birthday. Jack loves to take her places, to his golf club, to movies, to lunch downtown, and she flatters him by referring everything to "Daddy." He says no man is good enough for his girl, and Alice says she never will find a man as perfect as Daddy. "I ought to be glad, I suppose," writes Beatrice. "But I feel neglect- ed and lonely much of the time, sweet as my little boys' company is. The actual situation is that my husband is taking a younger and prettier woman about, and although both Alice and Jack are conscien- tious people, far above,any suspi- cion, it makes me feel as if my llfe somehow were unbalanced. If I suggest that Alice stay with the boys and Jack take me to a movie, he will do it amiably, but always with an effort, always with an air of marking time. And often, when we are alone together, he is thinking of Alice, I know, for he will break out with some reference to her, or some quatation from her, as if she were the most amusing and lovable crea- ture in the world. Stepmother Neglected Now. "Well, she IS amusing and beau- tiful and lovable, too, there is not a mean bone in her body. But after all, it wasn't Alice with whom Jack fell so desperately in love, 10 years ago; it wasn't for Alice's sake that I divorced her father and was per- suaded into a second marriage. No- body could have been more pas- sionately in love than Jack was then." Well, in answer to Beatrice, I can only say that this seems to me one of those problems that time inev- itably solves. With a girl as at- tractive and sweet as Alice, mar- riage will come along in a year or two, and Jack, who has made such a conspicuous success as a stepfa- ther, can try being a step-grandf&- ther. 'Fly-Yourself' Solves Problem Idea of Refresher Hops for Air Trainees Seems to Materialize. NEW YORK.--One of the problems confronting the government's train- ing of 40,000 civilian pilots,has been what to do with them after they have received the rather meager basic training it is possible to give at gov- ernment expense. They can't all own airplanes, not even the little ships which cost about as much as an average automobile. Thousands of fliers have permitted the licenses to .lapse in recent years because they could not af- ford to buy planes and fly them the requisite number of hours to main- tain a license. Howard Ailor thinks be has found the answer to this and some other aviation problems by taking a tip from the automobile industry. He has established a "fly-yourself sys- tem" frankly patterned on the drive- yourself auto idea. In less than two months his hangar at Roosevelt field has become the center of a booming business from what started out as a sideline to his principal job as New York distributor for an aircraft company. Sees New Avenue Opened. He believes that such a system, established on a large scale, is es- sential to achievement of aviation's dream--public acceptance of flying as a means of transportation instead of sporty entertainment. Aviation enthusiasts long have held that un- til the public has begun to think of the airplane as a transportation ve- hicle the air business cannot come into its own, regardless of war or- ders. "The future of aviation in this country," declared Allot, "lies with those people who now earn moderate incomes, but will some day pro- vide the purchasing power for mass production of private aircraft." Most of Ailor's business so far has come from pilots who have not been able to rent fast, modern sh.ips for long distance flights, those who own planes but want time on other types, and students seeking radio, instrument and navigation ex- perience. Chain System Envisioned. He hopes to extend the system across the country, and as a plane distributor believes it will give a great boost to the production of private-type planes, since he has al- ready been forced to order some new ones, among them the new Er- coupe, which can be flown solo in as little as four hours. Ailor says the client he is aiming for is "the average man who has looked up and watched them go by because he could not afford one of his own." His rental system is modeled al. most identically with the automo- bile drive-yourself idea, with rentals beginning at $8 an hour and apply- ing only to time in the air. A plane may be rented for as long as a month and flown anywhere in the United States, with a daily mini- mum charge of one hour and 15 minutes. Pilots seeking special experience may have it on ships equipped with blind flying instruments, two-way Lear Aria radio apparatus and di- rection finders, including some find- ers which are automatic. Sioux Indians Enlist, Become Good Soldiers CHEYENNE, WYO.--A bronzed, high-cheekboned recruit named E. Louis Flood or Leo High Wolf makes Just as good a soldier as a raw newcomer with a more common name of John Jones or Harry Smith, Fort Warren officials report. In the last six months more than 20 Sioux Indians have been added to the rosters of Fort Warren's three regiments--the First and Twentieth infantries and the Seventy.sixth field artillery. "They make excellent soldiers, no matter whether we put them in the band, medical detachment, quarter- master department or the headquar. ters brigade," officials said. Among the Sioux recruited recent. ly were those with such names as E. Louis Flood, Leo High Wolf, Sam Harry Bird, Melvin Red Cloud and Seymour Twiss. British Family Sends 18 Of Its Members to Navy WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND. -- The Green family of Weymouth is well represented in the British navy. Its contributions in members consists of: Two lieutenants, six petty officers, four engine-room artificers, two fleet arm ratings, a warrant enSlaVer,' a shipwright, an electrical artificer, and an able seaman. Mrs. Green's father was killed on H. M. S. Good Hope n) ~. U. orld war, and Green's father serves on the Queen Elizabeth. Mrs. Green's mother and her five sisters all mar- ried naval men, and that is how all the men of the family seem since to have drifted into the navy. 'Hoppers Hold up Train ROBSART, SASK.--The grasshop. per plague in southwestern Saskat. chewan is "plaguing" railroad men as w.ell as wheat growers. A heav, ily laden freight train passing through this infested area came to a full stop when hordes of locusts )made the tracks too slippery t0r traction. OPICS UNWISE TO SOUR CREAM ON FARM Market Value of Product Decreased by Process. By D. R, THEOPHILUS friend, Ohio University Department ot Dairy Husbandry.) Apparently the mistaken belief prevails among some cream pro- ducers that sour cream yields a higher 'fat test than the same cream when sweet. This erroneous belief has led many producers to the un. desirable practice of holding the cream on the farm at temperatures conducive to rapid souring. When a can of cream is permitted to sour under conditions which cause the loss of moisture from the cream, the fat test increases. This increase in Pat test is directly pro- portional to the loss of weight in the cream due to the evaporation of moisture. The increase in the test, therefore, does not increase the pounds of fat in the can of cream. Less cream with a slightly higher test gives exactly the same total pounds of fat, since the amount of fat in the can remains constant. Sour cream contains no more fat than the same cream when sweet. The producer, by keeping cream until it sours, gains nothing and really loses much. Souring lowers the quality of the cream and de- creases the returns wherever the cream is purehased on the basis of quality, as it should be. Because it is more difficult to sample sour cream properly, the fat tests may be inaccurate. The practice of sour- ~ng cream on the ranch or farm decreases its market value, reduces the returns to the producer, and is a detriment to the butter industry. Test o-f S- age With Soap and Water A simple soap and water test is a good aid in judging the quality of si- lage. If, after handling the silage, soap and water will remove the odor from the hands it is an indication that the silage has undergone the right kind of fermentation, says T. E. Woodward, of the federal bureau of dairy industry. If an unpleasant odor lingers after washing, it is an indication that there has been an undesirable butyric-acid fermenta- tion instead of the desirable lactic- acid fermentation. Ill-smelling silage is the result of two conditions prevailing at the same time; high moisture and low acidity. Either high moisture and high acidity or low moisture and Pretty Flowers Fill Crocheted Baskets Pattern No. 6681. FLOWERS in simplest stitchery fill these easily crocheted bas- ket edgings, Take your pick of pillow cases, towels or scarfs. Pattern 6681 contains a transfer pattern of 12 motifs ranging from 5 by 15 to 2 by 4 inches; chart and directions for crochet; illus- trations of stitches; materials needed. Send order to: Sewing Clrele Needlecraft Dept. 82 Eighth Ave. New York Enclose 15 cents in coins for Pat- tern No Name - e -.o ~eoe eeel. Address . [ t ] RestoringPaintingsl " l" Greedy Albatross 4LWhen Panama seceded from Colombia in 1903 and became an independent republic, it "moved" from one continent to another. Subsequent maps showed the boundary between North and South America at the eastern end of Panama instead of the western, which put Panama in Central America, or the extreme south- ern part of the North Ahaericar, continent. (L Expert restorers of oil paint- ings sometimes transfer a famous picture from its rotting canvas or boards to a new canvas. In this delicate operation, a strong paper or muslin adhesive, pasted over the front, holds the paint while the low acidity will provide the chemi- old backing is removed and the cal conditions for desirable silage the world before 1900. fermentation. {/.The albatross, largest of the Apple Dropping sea birds, sometimes attains a Many an apple grower has been wingspread of 17 feet and is so thoroughly disgusted by a large per- powerfully built that it often flies tion of his crop dropping to the'f r days without alighting. At ground Just before harvestIng time, ~ other times, the bird so gorges resulting in great financial loss, es- itself with food and becomes so pecially in the case of Staymen, "overloaded" that it cannot lift its Winesap, MeIntosh, and many of the weight into the air.--Collier's. early varieties. Apple growers will be heartened, therefore, to learn that scientists have developed a spray which promises to prevent to a large degree the dropping of ap- ples immediately prior to harvest- ing. The drop on sprayed Staymen Winesap trees last summer amount. ed to 23.4 per cent, whereas on un- sprayed trees the drop came to 61.4 )or cent. With York Imperial, under the same conditions, the sprayed trees dropped only 14.1 per cent com- pared to 40.T per cent for the un- sprayed trees. Rubber Tire Helps Raise Good Melons If you want to raise an excep- tionally fine hill of melons, sink an old tire in the ground, enrich the soil with well rotted manure, and plant the seed in the sunken en- closure. The tire will help hold mois- ture, while in case of drouth the hill can be watered. If blg mel. ons are wanted, the suckers should be pinched off the vines, but suckering is not practical for a large patch of melons, since suckering will not increase the number of melons. As to watering melon hills, the critical time for watermelons tsI after the green melons have set~ on, and from then until ripening time. It is best to plant the hills be- low the lbvel of the ground, rash. er than In hills higher than the surrounding ground so that wa- ter will drain toward the hills rather than away from them. Erosion Causes Damage Half of all the land in the United Sta~es has been damaged by erosion and the process is costing farmers of the nation at least $400,0/}0,000 a year in the removal of soil fertility, according to H. H. Bennett, chief of the soil conservation service. "Across the farm and range lands of the country," Bennett says, "some 282,000,000 acres either have been ruined or severely damaged by soil erosion. An additional 776,000,000 acres is being eroded,~4~U~?, f ,= "iN '; ,00, Resd Thk Important Messapl Do you dread thou *'t~rylng yearn" (88 to 62)? A~e you Ssttina moodyL e~tnky nl~ NERVOUS7 Do you~ear hot flaahtl, wmk- chins dlm~y Sps/IS? 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