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EDITORIALS Look Out Below! CHOP STICKS Disquieting Parallel in Public Debt History "gKlTAIN'S national financial troubles cannot be traced to a single cause. Ihere are many causes, and they are interrelated. _ A study by the American Institute of Life Insurance focuses attention on one of these. Furthermore thp ihirlv *M o-o^f a tVmf • With a nose es P eciall y designed for the job, fl, TT -t j oV ' e stuav suggests that it isn't surprising that the elephant snores louder tne United States is getting itself into than a °y ° ther animal. pretty much the same fix. The institute's economists reported that "the significant characteristics of Britain's A . ,. . * - , . „ Hphf VviafnvTr o«« 4-u • j. . . , A prime argument for a free press is that the ueuc nistory are the persistent expansionist more people know, the less they suspect. trend in the public debt itself and the Urn- Some good bridge players get that by be _ itea eiforts put forth over the years to re- ing able to take it on the shin. duce it." These are figures that "should serve as a reminder to the United States regarding present debt trends in this country," the institute contends. IT'S BEEN SAID: True zeal is a strong, steady, uniform, benevolent affection; but false zeal is a strong, desultory, boisterous, selfish passion. — Nathaniel Emmons. Advance forecasts are that women will outnumber men by about a million in next year's census. Better grab him now, girls. l Monday's freak windstorm reminded us again that the only certainty about the thing called weather is its uncertainty. Most people would like to be charitable if S ° many ° ther pla ° es to USe their Fire Safety cause great loss. The match you toss may rpHE study goes back to 1880 for both the •*• United States and Britain. Britain was in a most favorable financial position in 1913-14, when the national income was 2,300 million pounds and the national debt was only 706 million pounds. In other words, in that year the British national debt amounted to only 31 per cent of the British national income. But what is the situation today? The 1948-49 British national income was 10,000 million pounds sterling. But the national debt has increased to 25,168 million pounds. In short, the British national debt today is 21/2 times as big as the income of all Britain in the last fiscal year. W HAT has all that to do with the United States? Let's look at the institute's figures: In 1914 our national income was 33.9 billion dollars, and our national debt was 1.2 billion. That means that our national debt was only 4 per cent of our total national income. This year our national income will hit about 225 billion dollars. But our national debt now is 252.8 billions. In 'other words, our national debt now is 112 per cent as big as our national income. rjlHERE are economists, of course, who •*• insist that this sort of deficit financing is safe, commendable, and necessary. That argument sounds queer, however, to the American citizen who knows that if his own income is $4,000 a year and he spends $5,000 he is in trouble. The Institute of Life Insurance offers this warning: "Britain and the United States are both faced with the major internal problems of the great growth of the government debt and the accompanying taxation, and the inevitable impact of these burdens on production and trade, national economic progress, living standards, and family welfare and stability. "It is an incontrovertible fact that taxes to pay for the 'support of any government must come from the people and the productivity of the economy, and then must reflect themselves in production costs, prices, and living standards." An Encouraging Report D OWN through the centuries the artificial trade barriers erected by the nations of Europe have., been a deterrent to progress and prosperity. These barriers have stalemated our Marshall plan dollars. Now there's encouraging news. It comes from Paul Hoffman, E.G.A. director, in the form of a report that Great Britain, France and Italy have come to agreement to eliminate import restrictions covering at least 55 per cent of the total purchases they make from 13 other participating countries. "This is a practical move towards creating within western Europe the same sort of free intercourse that has proved so fruitful among the 48 states in our own country," Mr. Hoffman said. Perhaps at long last Europe has seen the light and has taken a vital step toward that ancient dream of a "United States of Europe." Distinguished Liberal Tokyo Rose is now just a faded hollyhock. Pros and Cons Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges Health Insurance Traer Star-Clipper: Many American people who are opposed to socialized medicine and other welfare schemes for our own country because we cannot afford them wonder why our government is helping to maintain an expensive national health insurance program in Britain. Can't Be Done, Eh? Iowa Falls Citizen: Everytime we hear that something "can't be done," we think of the big, modern, lighted ball diamond at Radcliffe, the big crowds that they get out and the fact that the Radcliffe team has won 30 games and lost 6. Radcliffe population, 1940 census, 641. A Cheerful Chapter Iowa City Press-Citizen: The American Bankers association tells us that 'farmers' assets are the . greatest on record. That means they have more cash, bigger bank deposits and heavier investments in bonds £nd property than at any time in farm history. Socialist Regime Marshalltown Times-Republican: The British labor government has discovered it can't make money worth what it isn't worth. There are other fictions in the socialist regime which will also have to bow to experience and truth. More Room Needed for First Graders Oelwein Register: In schools everywhere it is becoming more and more clear that new buildings are going to be needed in great numbers as the thousands of "war babies" now reaching school age start going through the grades. Wait for Urgent Need Estherville Daily News: The time to install a furnace, and to lay in a supply of winter fuel is in the summertime, but it's amazing how many folks can't become interested in such subjects until the first gentle frost. Steel Dispute Cedar Rapids Gazette: The net result to the nation as a whole will be good if the steel settlement should establish a pattern that tends to head off further production stoppages in the remainder of the year. The Patient's Reviving Spencer Reporter: Signs are piling up that America is in robust economic health despite the business drop-off in early 1949. Estimates of the country's travel expenditures this year are one of those signs. Reduced Prices Sioux City Journal: Another manufacturer of automobiles has reduced his prices, but don't cheer; they're not that big. Editorial of the Day TAX COMMISSION NEWS W Observing 'ATERLOO COURIER: The Iowa state tax commission has imposed on commission em- ployes a news release policy under which every item of public information must be approved by the commission before it can be handed out. While it is understandable why the commission should wish to guard against unauthorized releases by subordinate employes, the rules as outlined: are excessively severe. There are, after all, times when the press associations and other agencies seeking news need to have access quickly to information contained in commission files. It is unreasonable and unwise to compel the delay which would result from having such information released only by official action of the commission. The tax body should appoint some responsible official as press officer for the body and instruct him thoroughly in the news policy which the commission wishes enforced. This would result in a minimum of delay and would still prevent irresponsible news releases. Do You Remember? 10 YEARS AGO Mrs, R. C. Patrick is heading the American Legion Auxiliary's drive for members which is being conducted this month. Assisting Mrs. Patrick are Mmes. J. J. Sheldon, Emma Duncan, L. R. Whipple, Victor Randall, H. L. Gore, Claude A. Thomas, William Turnbull, Tim Phalen, W. J. Brown, Earl Walters, C. R. Connelly and Max Riley. 20 YEARS AGO Clear Lake—Leonard Matther, Charles City, became owner of the Serve-U-Rite grocery store on East Main street in a business deal closed here this week. Mr. Matther and wife have moved here and will occupy the J. Leonard residence near the store. The new proprietor was formerly interested in the insurance business. 30 YEARS AGO The old church room at the Congregational church was transformed into a lovely cosy parlor the afternoon of Oct. 10 when Mesdames Dibole, Higgins, Egloff and Kimble entertained the women of the church at an old fashioned housewarming. A delightful program was enjoyed consisting To Your Health! By Herman N. Bundesen, M. D. DISEASES WITH LIKE SYMPTOMS S O many diseases begin gradually with such symptoms as headache, fever, chilliness and coughing that the physician must be both clever and alert to be able to tell one from the other. Tuberculosis, tularemia, Q fever, influenza and the ordinary forms of pneumonia all usually get their start in this manner. Today, we are becoming more and more aware that there is still another bad actor of the disease world which makes its entrance with »the same hackneyed gestures. This is virus or atypical pneumonia. DR. BTJNTDESEN Ordinarily, the condition lasts for from two to three weeks and patients usually recover completely without complications. Examination will disclose rales, or abnormal breathing sounds in the chest but perhaps the best single aid to diagnosis is X-ray. Virus pneumonia seems to occur most often during the winter months, but may occur at any time during the year. It does not seem to be spread from one person to another insofar as can be observed. It is true that there have been a few epidemics of this type of pneumonia, and sometimes several cases appear together in one family. However, because of the fact that epidemics have rarely developed, isolation of patients with this disease apparently is not necessary and would have little effect on preventing its spread. A large number of remedies have been used in the treatment of virus pneumonia. Convalescent serum, that is, blood taken from a person who has recently recovered from this disease, has been used but apparently has not been too effective. Gamma globulin, which is taken from the blood, also has not proved to be of any great help. Neither do the sulfonamide drugs nor penicillin have any effect in shortening its course. Streptomycin has been tried but seems not to have any great value. As a matter of fact, only one of our new drugs seems able to combat virus pneumonia. This is aureomycin and, fortunately, it has proved very beneficial. In 43 patierits treated with this preparation, 42 showed improvement within three days after the drug was started. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS E. M. C.: What causes a severe tickling in the throat? The person affected is extremely nervous. Answer: Tickling in the throat may be due to inflammation of the throat, or to some condition of the nose, such as a sinus infection. The disturbance most frequently is due to allergy or over- sensitivity to some pollen or food. Nervousness may also be a cause. Careful study by a throat specialist would be advisable to determine the cause so that proper treatment could be carried out. They'll Do It Every Time Roving Reporter By Hal Boyle A NEW SEX WAR RAGES N EW YORK, (AP)—This has been called the century of the common man. It could be termed with more truth the century of the common woman, except that you'd better be smiling with all 32 teeth, pardner, when you say that. No lady, no matter how shrilly she presses her campaign for equal rights, wants that word common applied to her sex—and to her that seems only like common sense. Perhaps we could better call this "the century of the Miss and the Mrs. instead of the Mr." The latest victory of the powderpuff battalions is the decision of the Harvard law school to admit women to its classes. For 132 years only men boned up on Blackstone in this sanctuary by the Charles. Its breaching now by female bluestockings comes as a sour surprise, indeed, to many oldtimers. "Aren't there already enough women laying down the law to men?" they cry. The truth is the average man today is just a dazed victim of the feminine equal rights campaign. He is living in a. shakedown period in a new war between the sexes. For many women scream for more rights with one breath, and clamor for their ancient privileges with the next They insist they no longer have to ride a horse or a barstool sidesaddle, but they eye-dagger a forgetful male in an elevator because he won't drop his packages and take off his hat in their honor. In the saloons they call for the television program they want, but it's the gent with them who picks up the tab when the martinis are all in. Man must still fetch and carry for them as of old. They will knock out his vote at the polls, compete with him for his job. Yet let him object if a lady shoves him away from his straphanging hold in a crowded subway and she hollers, "Help! Help! A wolf!!" Of course, they all aren't like this. Some gals still only want to boss in the house. Others just .demand an equal chance at-the office. But many, many modern females play both ends against the middle. They want to act like men and be treated like women. Naturally, Che ordinary man thinks this Is a little unfair of the fairer sex. He'd like either to deal with a lady ai a lady, or hare the present code of ethics and etiquette modified to allow him to belt a presumptuous female with a baseball bat it she jrets oat of line. Right now he's confused. Should he take off his hat before or after hlttlnj herT In any case the double-grabbing female Is building up a vast resentment In the breast of the puzzled male; who regards her as a strange kind of hybrid—something like » mule. "Women in business brag they don't take advantage of their sex," said one executive I know. "That's true. They take advantage of our sex." And a veteran bartender added this observation: "Women don't want equal rights—they Just want alt rights. There are a number of strictly men's bars (hat do well In this town. But 3H> bar that admitted only women bas ever been a success. You tell me why—I know." Women say this fs still a man's world. But where? "The only man's world left Is in homes with two bathrooms," said * cynic. "And even then the man finds his world Is hung wlih lady laundry." Baltimore and Baseball , am intrigued by B a 11 !•• • more's bid for a spot in the big leagues. The proposal is to move the St. Louis Browns' franchise to the Maryland city. Of course Baltimore isn't alone in her bid. Los Angeles, Minneapolis and St. Paul, and Milwaukee are being mentioned. St. Louis' loyalty and s affection are being bestowed almost exclusively on the Cardinals. There would be a high degree of appropriatness in restoring major league baseball to Baltimore because of its traditions in this field. One of the most talked-of teams of all time was the Baltimore Orioles of the 1890's, the training school of John J'. McGraw and other celebrated managers. Even after half a century the Orioles are not forgotten. Not forgotten either is the fact that Babe Ruth had his start in baseball at Baltimore. No other city not now in the big leagues has contributed so much to big league baseball history. Of Interest to Farmers ; can't think pf a better way to focus attention on the farmer's stake in fire safety than to cite a few figures: The annual fire loss on the nation's farms would build 50,000 outbuildings at $2,000 each. These structures, end - to - end, would form an unbroken wall 500 miles in length. The replacement of farm buildings destroyed by fire alone requires the cutting of 5,000 acres of U. S. forests each year. All o.f this is prompted by the fact that this is Fire Prevention week in America. The Capitol Dome t recently gave the amount .of gold paint required to cover the great dome of the national capitol. Now I learn that it takes 35 painters approximately 3 months to do the job. Information, Please! 1. What writer of ' western stories created the characters of "Hopalong Cassidy?" 2. What is the capital of the District of Columbia? 3. In World war I, what city in Germany was the center of the American army of occupation? 4. What mayor of New York City was shot during his term of office? 5. What child moving picture star was "made" by the silent picture, .'IThe Kid?" ~ Answers—1. Clarence E. Mulford. 2. Washington, D. C. 3. Coblenz, 4. William J. Gaynor. 5. Jackie Coogan. Venice's Traffic Lights ; don't blame those Venic* gondoliers for being just a little unhappy about the advent of traffic signals in their canal thoroughfares. There is nothing romantic about a red or green light. And that's just one of their many vexations in recent years. For a while after World war II amphibious jeeps of the U. S. army sped through the canals and made a nightmare of the gondoliers' profession. Later, when most of the soldiers went home, there was scarcely any passenger business at all, for the tourist trade had not yet revived. The brawny boatmen were reduced to hauling freight or running an unprofitable ferry service across the Grand Canal. Then last year somebody thought of using water skis for walking on the canals. The idea caught on, became a fad, and the gondola business took another nose dive. But the loudest postwar protests by the gondoliers has been directed against the steady increase of streamlined motbrboats that churn through the winding waterways and crowd the slower- moving gondolas to the side, sometimes threatening to swamp them. The gondoliers are striking back by conducting a special school in history, languages and geography. Such knowledge, it's hoped, will make gondoliers irresistible tourists guides and counteract some of the new-born competition. 'In God We Trust" k didn't know until recently ithat the person responsible for putting "In God We Trust" on American coins was Salmon P. Chase, director of the 'treasury in 1861. He was an Abraham Lincoln cabinet appointee. THE DAY'S BOUQUET To WALTER J. WALKER AND STRATTON SHANNON—for being elected chairman and cochairman, respectively, of the Cerro Gordo County Society for Crippled Children and Adults. Mr. Walker has given the organization effective service as chairman the past couple years. Shannon has been active in the program of the society. Did You Know? By Jimmy Hatlo -TT T TXTOT^' inninr senator Paul Douzlas ing - A ae "g n « ul Program was enjoyea consisting TLLINOlb junior senanoi, raui .uougias, Qf 2 love]y piano numbers b y Mrs. Esther Senior- • * 1 • f' /* J. .»...«£. A-£ *'Tt t-vy-v*«i1 I" -P'H^N-w-* -^ 1-* A f*4.!_^. A T A ._ u .J~ f\ _*. A «?4-n4-:«._.,« *•*:..«« It-.* T\ TI ™™ T~J ..!*._. TTT«._1. -I- is a different sort of "liberal" from the mine run. This difference was made manifest the other day when he observed: "Americans had better start developing a moral consciousness before they go bust." Yes, he believes that even a liberal government must practice good business methods, including economy. And that distinguishes him among the present crop of self-appointed, self-anointed liberals. Stinehart, 2 recitations given by Miss Ruby West in a very charming style and vocal solos by Mrs. Maude Blythe-Gilmore which were very beautiful. 40 YEARS AGO Engineer Gene Andrews of the Central, is contemplating removing from his present home, near the Presbyterian church for the reason that he is frequently besought by young couples who openly and unabashed inquire if he is the pastor of the church, and if so that his services are urgently needed at once. The Rev. Mr. Cooley has opined that he may license his friend Andrews to preach in which case he will then be able to meet the requirements of any who may come. T COSTS reosso 4 PRETTY PENNV FDR. RECEPTACLES TO KEEP THE OFFICE TIDV. WHERE DOES |THE HELP THROW EVERVTHIN6 ? <5IVE/UOOK,R4L, GIVE A LOOK I 42 BUCKS.' IT SEEMS THESE THINSS6ETLOST BUSTED OR STOLEN Ev'ER/ FEW MONTHS The Raskin Service EDITOR'S NOTE: Readers using thli service for question of fact—not counsel—should sign fall name and addresi and enclose 3 cents for return postage. Addresi Tbe Mason City Globe-Gaxett* Information Bureau, 310 Eye Street N. E., Waihlnflon 2, D. C. How may burned starch be re- taoved from an electric iron? A simple method is to sr"'-nkle a little salt on a sheet of waxed paper and run the cool iron over- it. Silver polish will remove any persistent stains. Did Fulton Oursler write under the pen name of Anthony Abbot? He has written many detective stories under the name of Anthony. Abbot. The detective in these stories is Thatcher Colt. What is the Achilles tendon? It is that tendon which runs from the heel to certain muscles in the back of the leg. When this tendon is short or accidentally shortened the heel is pulled upward. Who was the member of congress who lost his wig in a fight on the floor of the house of representatives? During a night session in the house of representatives the debate became acrimonious ending in a physical encounter in which some 20 members engaged. In this ' encounter Congressman Cadwallader Washburn seized the hair of Congressman Barksdale and it came off—as a wig. How much are the members of the supreme court paid? Are their salaries tax free? The salary of the chief justice of the United States is $25,500 a year. Associate justices receive $25,000. All salaries are subject to taxation. Who originated the word comp- tometer? The word comptometer* was coined by Dorr E. Felt who invented the comptometer in 1885. Why do we have "wisdom" teeth? What is their purpose? Anthropologists and students of comparative anatomy are fairly well agreed that the function of the 3rd molars iji humans is similar to that of the other molars, namely, to grind coarse food. Primitive people lived on foods which were much more difficult to chew than the foods eaten by modern man. Therefore, it is assumed that 3rd molars or "wisdom teeth" are gradually deteriorating because modern man has less use for them. How many lakes »re there in the world? No one knows how many lakes there are in the world. One authority estimated the total to be several hundred thousand. What leather is used to make doeskin gloves? Although originally made from the skins of does, today doeskin leather is obtained from the lamb or sheep. It is practically the same as chamois. How long has the public high school been in existence? The high school' developed from the Latin grammar school. The first public high school was established in Boston in 1821 in order that any parent might secure for his child without expense an education that would fit him for life. _,. What conditions in a house will cause mildew to develop overnight? Molds that cause mildew can develop overnight on anything from which they can get food, such as cotton, Hnen, wood, paper, silk, leather and wool. These molds, always present in the air, need Today's Birthday LUTHER HARRIS EVANS, born Oct. 13, 1902, near Sayers, Bastrop county, Tex., son of a section foreman for the "Katy" Line. Librarian of congress, Evans is the 10th director of the 145 year old institution. He worked his way through school from a one teacher rural school to the .University of Texas, where he received an M. A. degree in 1924. Having LUTHER H. EVANS ' majored in political science, he went abroad to study governments, then taught at Leland Stanford, where he got his Ph. D. in 1927. After teaching at .New York university, Dartmouth and Princeton, he became assistant librarian of congress under Archibald MacLeish, whom .he succeeded in 1945. moisture and certain temperatures in order to grow. Mildew usually develops more quickly in muggy summer weather, especially if th« house is closed. It flourishes in damp, warm and poorly ventilated places—cellars, clothes closets, and in a newly built house because of the moisture in building materials. What do the letters AMORC stand for in reference to the Roslcrucians? The letters stand for Ancient Mystic Order Rosae Crucis (Rosy Cross). The Rosicrucian Order had its traditional founding in Egypt It came to the United States in 1694 and was reactivated in 1909. Will frequent cutting 1 of hair encourage it to grow thicker? Tests made at the Mellon Institute show that no matter how many times the hair is cut, shaved or singed, it will not grow faster or thicker. a Mason City Globe-Gazette An A. W. LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by the GLOBE-GAZETTE PUBLISHING COMPANY 1S1-123 Bait State St. Telephone 3800 Entered u second clan matter, April 12, 1930, at the postofflce at Mason City. Iowa, under the act of March 3. 1879. LEE P. 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