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Mason City, Iowa
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EDITORIALS A Salute to a Truly Fine Group of Business Women women who work for their living in a community, that city or town is more than a place to earn money. Their community has offered them a chance for employment and for training for advancement in their chosen field of work. In return the business woman regards her community as her larger home and is concerned about its good housekeeping practices." In these words Dr. K. Frances Scott of Northampton, Mass., national president of the Business and Professional Women's clubs, presents the keynote of the nationwide observance of Business Women's week now under way. The slogan of the week appropriately enough is:- "Boost Your Town; It Boosts You!" Because their work keeps them long hours in store and office and factory, Doctor Scott observed, "the women who work there are more conscious than other women of the well-being of that part of their community." They are interested in the appearance of "Main street," of the safety and convenience of transportation, of the efficiency of police and fire departments, of good city planning and zoning. Since the financial condition of her community determines her own financial success, Doctor Scott added, the business woman is of necessity concerned over taxes and oveit the local government that sets these taxes. She is therefore concerned with the people put into city office and the political structure of her community. R EVA BECK BOSONE, representative in congress from Utah, has added a stimulating note to the observance of the business women's week with these words: "I have never known a person, man or woman, who has risen high in the government of his state or his nation without first making a progressive community contribution in his home town. Next in importance to the government of the home comes the government of the community." Practically every^moment of the day the enforcement of some city ordinance, the Utah law-maker added, touches every operation of the family life. "When the water tap is turned on in the morning," she pointed out, "when the electricity is switched on or the gas jet lighted, when the fire goes up the chimney, when the food is prepared for breakfast, one is not conscious of the influence of a city law. But each act is definitely tied in with the enforcement of a city ordinance." Cities, according to the Utah woman, are like people in that they reflect character and intelligence. Community vision is reflected in adequate schools, public buildings and cultural centers, with effective safety protection and health regulations. F OR some 25 years Mason City has had . an active and forward-looking unit of this great organization of business women. Its contributions to community welfare have been numerous and distinguished down through the years. In a very real sense the .purposes and ideals enunciated by the national president and by the distinguished Utah member— from whom we've quoted—have been accepted and practiced for our community's good by the Mason City Business and Professional Women's club. This little editorial, therefore, is both a salute for job well done and a token of hope that our local B. & P. W. may grow in size and influence in the years ahead. Look Out Below! OPEN SEASON It may be true, as one psychologist-insists, that women like to dress up to annoy other women. But it's Dad who really suffers tht pain—when he gets the bill. Russia would like to have her latest claim— that a Russian discovered the Antarctic—listed under the heading of "cold facts." Fire Safety Memo: A million dollar's worth of property can be destroyed with one little match. With the hunting season approaching, farmers are renewing their time-honored wish for bullet-proof cows. IT'S BEEN SAID: A crowd always thinks with its sympathy, never with its reason.—W. R. Alger. Life may be a grand, sweet song. But the trouble is that so many of us can't sing. As Halloween approaches, pumpkins will be selling at their face value. Charity should begin at home, that is if there is anybody at home. Elbow-bending remains man's most expensive exercise. Pros and Cons Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges A Word of Warninr Union, West Union: Bet half of our farmer readers don't know they violate the law when they pull farm elevators, lime spreaders, two- wheeled manure spreaders and other two- wheel farm machines behind their truck or car on the highway, without a license. We learned of this little known law through a case in justice court last week. More Production at Less Cost Knoxville Express: More work and more production at a lesser cost. This is the salvation of the workmen in the United States and the remainder of the world. If more is. produced at a lesser cost consumers can buy more at a lower price, thus benefiting everybody. There has been no way invented yet to divide what is not produced. City Gets New Lights Iowa City Press-Citizen: Many Iowa Cityans are heartened and happy to learn that the business district is to get a new lighting system. In semi-darkness for almost a year, the downtown section will get new type mercury vapor lamps purchased by the city council this week. Treat Britain as Customer Waterloo Courier: An increase in Anglo-American trade is the answer to Britain's economic difficulties and it will sustain the American business level at its present high point. We should stop treating Britain as a poor cousin and treat her as a desirable customer. We're Having: Good Times Marshalltown Times-Republican: Sixty million Americans are employed according to a census report just released. Wages are high. Let's hope labor disputes and uncalled for strikes do not arise to rock the boat in such an enviable situation. Cut Speed Limit Indianola Tribune: Doubling the number of highway patrolmen would help. But ultimately manufacturers of automobiles will be forced by public opinion or by law to make cars that have a speed limit of 50 miles an hour or less. . i. Federal Taxes Charles City Press: The average workingman now toils 81 of 235 working days a year to pay his taxes. That's the equivalent of about 11 weeks vacation he doesn't get. Pagre the Judge Boone News-Republican: Wonder if the coal business shouldn't start paging Judge Goldsborough? On Columbus Day O BSTACLES confronting the earnest effort to make it "one world" are pretty well symbolized by the fact tnat today, 457 years after Christopher Columbus made his epochal discovery, there are several million people who still regard the earth as flat. Some of these benighted people live in Ethiopia, others in Australia's northern territory and still others—the Tsimshian Indians—in British Columbia. But none of these—or all of them—constitute less of a problem in the quest for world brotherhood than those whose concept of a round world is in physical and geographical terms alone. * When Truth Goes Down A DOLF HITLER was a smart man in at least one particular. One of the first things he did when he took over Germany was to give Goebbels the power to take over the newspapers. Hitler knew he could never keep his hold on the German people if they had access to the truth. Every other dictator — including Joe Stalin—knows this to be true and fundamental. Observing DR. ntJNDESEN Editorial of the Day FLUORINE FOR CHILDREN'S TEETH TOWA FALLS CITIZEN: At.the present time A there are 12 counties in the state where dentists are treating the teeth of first, second and third grade pupils with fluorine solution. This program is carried on with federal funds made available to the Iowa State Department of Health. But there is no more money. Twelve counties are all that can be handled with the fund now available. , The State Department of Public Health hopes that more money will be forthcoming for this project. Parents should, too, for Dr. O. E. Hoffman, director of the division of dental hygiene in the state department of health says: "It is hoped we will be able to influence our Iowa legislators to appropriate funds for this type of preventive dental program since it now is known that an average of 40 per cent reduction in the incidence of new cavities can be obtained through this treatment." If that fact is definitely established it would appear that this is a program which should be having more support and widespread application than it has at the present time. Do You Remember? 10 YEARS AGO Moscow—(U.R)—Russia turned today to "political and economic" talks with Finland in the drive to regain the Baltic dominance she enjoyed in the heyday of the czars. Against a background of troops massed' on Finland's border and concentrations of men, warplanes and warships elsewhere in the Baltic region, the kremlin stage was set for reception of the Finish delegation today. 20 YEARS AGO— Nels Malm, the post drum corps president, was elected commander of the Clausen-Worden Legion organization at the annual election held at the armory last evening. Mr. Malm succeeds Howard A. O'Leary as the head of local Legionnaires. He. managed the skating rink project under Commander Ralph Lloyd Jones and lately has directed his energies toward the improvement of the post drum and bugle corps. 30 YEARS AGO The opening of the Community Rest Room, operated by the members of the Federated Country clubs was held yesterday afternoon at the club rooms under the First National bank. The committee in charge consisted of Mrs. E. A. Copley, Mrs. Florence Seeley, Mrs. F. W. Dunn, Mrs. Maude Kibe, Mrs. W. W. Wilkinson, Mrs. A. H. Carston, Mrs. A. T. Wilkinson, Mrs. I. E. Harding and Mrs. E. T. DeGraw. 40 YEARS AGO Benjamin «Broadfeuer, who has been one of the "pussy wants a corner" artists this summer, is moving into his new house on North Superior avenue today. The upstairs is finished and he will live there while the remainder is completed. Markets—Locally hogs are being purchased at the butchers for $7.50 as the tops. Veal is some stronger with 6 cents for the best quality. Sheep •eil for 5 cents. The butchers are offering from 10 to 11 cenU lor poultry. To Your Health! By Herman N. Bundesen, M. D. BABY OF DIABETIC MOTHER B ABIES born of diabetic mothers face two hazards not encountered by the ordinary infant at the threshold of life. The first is the possibility of a sadden drop in the amount of sugar circulating in the blood; the second, which will be discussed in some detail in this article, is even more serious. Fortunately, however, we have means to guard against both dangers so that practically all such babies can be saved if given special care. At birth, there is little difference in the amount of sugar in the blood of infants, whether they are born of diabetic or non- diabetic mothers. All have less sugar, in the blood than an adult, and it does not reach normal until the second or third day of life. During the early part of this adjustment, there is danger that the blood sugar level of the child of a mother who has diabetes may fall disastrously low. Hence, the amount should be determined at four-hour intervals for the first 24 houi's. If it nears the danger point, the situation can be remedied by the administration of a sugar solution under the skin. In eight out of ten cases, the infant of a diabetic mother weighs more than the average. The babies are fat and their tissues are swollen and waterlogged. They may also have an enlarged heart, liver, and spleen., Jaundice, a greenish-yellow discoloration of the skin, is often present. These babies also seem to be affected with malformation much more often than other infants. To combat the second hazard, care during the period of pregnancy is important. The mother should employ a diet rich in protein, such as meat, milk and eggs, and low in salt. After the sixth month of pregnancy, any preparation rich in sodium, is prohibited. If there is any evidence of deficiency in any of the glands of internal secretion, it should be corrected. The baby should be treated promptly after birth by being placed in an oxygen incubator with a temperature of 98 degrees. The head should be lower than the feet. The baby should be kept in the incubator at least 24 hours. At two-hour intervals during the "first 12 hours, secretions should be sucked out of the throat, the infant's position changed, and the baby stimulated to make him. cry. All of these procedures are employed to prevent the condition of atelectasis, or failure of the lungs to expand. It is also important that the stomach contents be sucked out at intervals during this period. The baby is not given food or fluid for a period of one or two days until the collection of fluids in the tissues clears up. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS A. G.: Is it possible for the nerves of the rectum to be injured by injection of a caustic solution? Answer: Damage to the nerves might occur from such a procedure. However, if the injections are properly carried out, no difficulty should develop. They'll Do It Every Time Roving Reporter By Hal Boyle A LOVE THAT NEVER DIES N EW YORK, (AP)—It was after midnight when the fellow came in. He moved up to the bar with a loping stagger. "Gith me a beer," he said. ; The bartender, who had measured his walk, said: "Just ran out, Bud, better try the next bar." The newcomer said: "Buth lithen, Mither—" And the bartender said sharply: "You heard me! Beat it!,We can't serve anybody who's had too much." The man started to object. Then he looked down the bar and saw a gentleman, by act of congress, A Fact of History have always counted it one of the most surprising facts of American history that almost as much time elapsed between the first English colonization in North America and the declaration of independence as between the Revolutionary war and now. In the one case it was 169 years, in the other 173 years. Our history as a constitutional republic began in 1789, which means America existed longer in colonial status than ,as a free democracy. And, of course, if we go back to discovery by Columbus or Leif Erickson—take your choice—the disparity is even greater. Incidentally, in the first American census, in 1790, Virginia with its 747,610 people was our most populous' state. Gas Tax Refunds b learn with interest that .tax refunds on motor fuel for non-highway use totaled more than $132 million in America last year. This exceeded 10 per cent of the gross "take" from state gasoline taxes. Gas used for agricultural purposes, of course, accounted for the bulk of these refunds. At present all but 4 of the 48 states permit such refunds. Florida, Utah, Vermont and Wyoming are the states without such laws. Under the system almost universally in use, the user is required to pay the tax at the time. Only Oklahoma and Kansas exempt the non-highway fuel-user from payment of the tax at the time of the purchase. In its recent legislative session, Kansas provided for a change to the refund method effective Jan. I, 1950. Noah Webster's Patience : cite Noah Webster as a model of patience and persistence. It took him 21 years of continuous effort to turn out the first dictionary. Information, Please! 1. What is a hamster 2. What is a carrousel? 3. Of what word is uncommunicative the definition? 4. Who were the only 2 men who served as president of the German Weimar Republic? 5. Who is the newest member of President Truman's cabinet? Answers—1. A ratlike rodent. 2. A merry-go-round. 3. Reticent. 4. Friedrich Ebert and Paul von Hindenburg. 5. Senator J. Howard McGrath, attorney general. j HAL BOYLE wearing the uniform of an army captain. "Exthuth me, thir—" he started, to say. Then he saw the captain's bored look of distaste. He reached for a pencil and scrawled on a pad: "I was lieutenant in infantry. Shot through mouth—can't talk. Hit in rear end—that's why wiggle. Sorry. Not drunk. Only want drink one beer. Appreciate help straighten out." The captain read the note and flushed a deep red. "Draw the guy a beer," he said angrily. He shoved the note at the bartender, who read it and flushed. Then the barkeep said quickly: "Yeth—yes, sir—what'll you have?" "Juth a beer—remember?" said the ex-lieutenant. Well, the man had a beer . . . and a beer . . . and another beer. The foam seemed to float him a little. "Sir," said the bartender, pouring a fourth beer he wanted to offer. "I ended up myself with a platoon in the Pacific . . . I'd'be'en with the boys all the way . . . but when they offered me a battlefield commission, I . ..." "Thankths," said the stranger. "I appthrethiate it ... I understand . . . but I'd rather buy my own. I got wife and two kidths . . .but government paying me penthion at both endths." He gulped his beer, scribbled a note to the captain and wobbled out the door. The captain looked at the note and started to put it in his pocket. "Well?" said the bartender. "I don't think you want to see it, sergeant," said the captain,—"You was a (sergeant, wasn't you?" The bartender said, "Well, I wasn't in congress—and that's for sure. What did he say?" The captain spread the rumpled note on the table. It said: "Thank you—and go to hell!" By Jimmy Hatlo MAKE AND MODEL OF EVERVG4R, IODINE SRTTS'EM FROM ARAR v- LOOKV.' DOOHICK CONVERTIBLE/) WOW! SLOOPER CDOP.'OH/BOy.V , .THERE 60S5 ANOTHER HINKEY0 , \HA-HA-HA~OLDW6SSEXr W\ OH, PAPA.' Buy ME THAT °-y| V SUPERSONIC ElfiHTn. £ UT ANYTHING PRACTICAL*'OH, BROTHER! SHE CAN'T TELL ONE SHOE FROM THE OTHER — TODINE! irs A QUARTER NINE! DO you MEAN TO TELL ME you AREN'T REAW FOR SCHOOL y&r? .WHIPPLE! K >,wj THERE' THERElS SOME- THINS WRON6 WITH, MV FEET« X-1 CAN'T, WALK" l*Hl Why Fir* Prevention Week? am reminded that the Nanal Fire Prevention week now being observed was originated on Oct. 5, 1911. It's therefore 38 years old. It began when fire marshals of the nation suggested that the 40th anniversary of the great Chicago fire be set apart for focusing attention on the nation's staggering loss from flames. In 1920, President Woodrow Wilson issued the first National Fire Prevention day proclamation but it was not until 1922 that the whole week containing Fire Prevention day (October 9) was officially proclaimed "Fire Prevention Week" by President Harding, to be observed, "by every man, woman and child, not only during the week designated in this pronouncement but throughout every house on every day of the year." Each president in turn has proclaimed the week which contains October 9, the anniversary of the great Chicago fire, as "Fire Prevention Week." This week is now so thoroughly established that each year, each state, city and town in the United States and Canada looks forward to participating in its observance as the beginning of an entire year of intensive fire-safety work. Why We're Right-Handed k have often wondered why .9 out of 10 persons are right-handed. About the best explanation I've found—and it isn't wholly convincing—is that down through the ages when called upon to defend himself in hand to hand battle man instinctively covered the region of his heart with his left hand whila swinging with his right hand. Ultimately habit became instinct. At least, that's the way the explanation runs. It doesn't sound too plausible to me either! THE DAY'S BOUQUET To LINEMEN OF ELECTRIC AND TELEPHONE COMPANIES —for braving a 90 mile wind on the tops of poles and handling live wires as they endeavored to keep pace with storm damages that power and communication lines might be kept open. That it is the kind of service all of us appreciate. Did You Know? Today's Birthday THANXTO IWCULD niftan _ [cbnt IM». KIHO rcATOTO aYMMCAT*. i~n The Haskin Service EDITOR'S NOTE: Reader* mint tbli •efvicb far question of fact—not coun- sel—ihoald ilfn full name and addrtsi and encloie 3 cents for return postage. Addresi The Mason City Gtobe-Gaiette Information Bureau. SIB Eye Street N. E., Washington 2, D. C. Did Tom Thumb ever visit the white house? General Tom Thumb and his wife were invited to the white house during their honeymoon by President Lincoln. The President and Mrs. Lincoln gave a reception for them which was attended by cabinet members, senators, representatives and other officials. Why is the lamprey which is preying- on fish in the Great Lakes referred to as the sea lamprey? The lamprey in the Great Lakes is the. sea lamprey. It is not native to the Great Lakes, but entered the lakes by way of the St. Lawrence. It now spawns in rivers flowing into the Great Lakes and is even invading other nearby inland lakes. Is color blindness m,ore frequent among: boys or girls? Color blindness is about 8 times as common among boys as girls, according to the American Optom- etric association. Who was the first layman to hold office as Lord Chancellor of England? Sir Thomas More became the first layman to hold the office of Lord Chancellor of England when he succeeded Wolsey in 1529. Was the term "New World" used for the first time in the motto of Christopher Columbus? The phrase "new world" actually was first used by Amerigo Vespucci in a letter to Lorenzo de Medici, written in 1503. What is the fastest speed of a helicopter? The helicopter speed mark set on April 27, 1949, was 129.6 miles per hour. It was established by Harold E. Thompson, a Sikorsky pilot, at Cleveland. Has the camel or dromedary a hump at birth? Neither the camel nor the dromedary has a hump at birth. The hump develops later. Which are the 2 largest state fairs in the United States? The International Association of Fairs and Expositions says that to the best of its knowledge the state fair of Texas is the largest fair in the United States, and the Los Angeles county fair is the next largest. How much does it cost to manufacture a dollar bill? The cost is approximately 1 cent per bill and is about the same for any denomination from a $1 bill to a $10,000 bill. Is the rate at which Old Faithful erupts changing? The average interval between eruptions—65 minutes, 6 and a fraction seconds—is very nearly the same as the one recorded by observers in the 1870's when the geyser was first carefully studied. The eruptions have never been perfectly regular. What states now maintain toll roads? Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut and Maine- have toll roads, extending over a total distance of almost 300 miles, How can a town in th« United State* find out ab*nt adopting MI European town? Information JOSEPH EDWARD (JOE) CRONIN, bqrn, Oct. 12, 1906, at San Francisco of Irish descent. Famous baseball player and now general m a n - ager and treasurer of the Boston Red Sox, Cronin made his debut as a shortstop for the Johnstown,' Pa., club in 1925. The next year • he went to Pittsburgh and after 2 seasons with New Haven and JOE CRONIN Kansas City he began his stellar career with the Washington Senators in 1928. He succeeded Walter Johnson as manager in 1932 and was traded io Boston in 1934 for Lyn Lary and $250,000. Selected as the American league's most valuable player in 1930, Cronin led the"league with? the most doubles in '33 and '38 and the most triples in '32. about how a town can become affiliated with one in Europe may be obtained by writing Operation Democracy, 369 Lexington Ave., New York City. How many job accidents are there .in a year and what is the cost to employers? According to a report of the president's conference on industrial safety there are over 2,000,000 job accidents a year throughout American industry. These cost employers and workers an. estimated $4J billion annually. Over 90% of these accidents are preventable. How lonr has parsley been used as a food? Parsley has a long history as a food plant. It was well known as a flavoring and garnish, among the ancient Greeks and Romans. It was described by Theophrastus in the 4th century B. C. It was brought to this country from Europe in the 17th century. Mason City Globe-Gazette An A. W. LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week: Day by the GLOBE-GAZETTE PUBLISHING COMPANY 121-123 JUit State St. Telephone 3800 entered u second claw matter, April 12, 1S9Q, at the poitottice at Maion City. . Iowa, under the act of March 3, 1879. LEE- P. LOOMIS ----- Publisher W. EARL HALL, Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM - - City Editor ""' LLOYD L. GEER ---- Adv. 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