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EDITORIALS How Our Schools Can Help With Fallen Corn Problem A Cerro Gordo county farmer friend came •f* into our office Monday morning with a most interesting suggestion. It was good then and it has been made more plausible by the freak wind storm of Monday. The suggestion was this: v Declare an emergency recess of one week about Nov. 1 so that the school children may lend their help to the harvesting of the millions of bushels of corn now lying on the ground in Iowa's fields. Even before Monday's windstorm, it was estimated that in many fields—due largely to the corn borer—there was an average of not far from 10 bushels of fallen corn per acre, with as much as 20 bushels reported in many places. Following that storm, which flattened out many fields and made the operation of mechanical corn pickers ineffective if not impossible, the .picture assumes an even darker hue. Plainly it's a matter involving untold millions of dollars. fTIHE job to be done is one that could be J- accomplished by youngsters of all ages, from the lower grades to high school. And it isn't confined to rural schools. Town dwellers can lend a hand now as many of them do in the corn-detasseling assignment in summer. While picking up some substantial earnings, they could perform an invaluable service for our basic agricultural industry. The fallen corn, much of it already freed from its husks, could be piled in windrows through the fields and scooped up later by the adult workers. Or, perhaps, the farmers themselves' will have a better plan. The week of schooling lost this fall could be made up later—at Christmas, Easter or at the close of the school year. /^VRDINARILY the suggestion that there \^ is anything more important than a continuous operation of our schools leaves us rather cold. In this case, however, we sense the utter seriousness of North Iowa's prbblem economically. We believe that the proposal merits the most earnest consideration of bur school authorities. Look Out Below! BEATING THE BELL Farmers Hard Hit T"VHE entire American economy has suf- -*•• fered^a body blow. fronu the current steel strike. But among those who will suffer worst—unless the dispute is settled 'soon —are. the nation's farmers, particularly corn producers. Galvanized steel sheets today are scarce items. And the steel strike has halted shipments to fabricators working on government grain bin contracts. If. steel is shut down for several weeks, millions of bushels of corn will have to be dumped on the ground for lack of storage space. This is going to cost the farmers money. Politicians who eye power through coalition "of the farmer-labor vote had better have some pretty good speeches ready, come next campaign. Debatable Question /CERTAIN unions are arguing these days \J that outlays by an employer for em- ploye welfare and insurance are a saving for him in the long run. Such outlays, runs the argument, make for greater peace of mind among the workers and for lower labor turnover, thus raising labor productivity. Certain employers are pointing, on the other hand, to their experience during and after the war to prove that a sense of security may make many a worker lie down on the job. The public point of view on this important debatable question hasn't as yet made itself clearly manifest. Ultimately that's what will determine the issue. Oswald Garrison Villard I N hjs long career as a journalist, Oswald Garrison Villard was proved by time to be wrong in his thinking about as often as he was right. But that isn't noted here in a derogatory sense. For when he was wrong, he made others examine their own thinking. That's always good. A grandson of William Lloyd Garrison, the famous abolitionist, Mr. Villard had a' good bit of the crusader and evangelist in his own makeup. Many ff us who found ourselves in disagreement with him during his lifetime are glad to concede that his was a healthful Influence on the journalism of his day and IT'S BEEN SAID: All work and no rest takes the spring and bound put of the most vigorous life. Time spent in judicious resting is not time wasted, but time gained.—M. B. Grier. The most devastating influence in American life in the past 2 decades is the growing belief that there's some other legitimate way to have than earning. It isn't just democrats that the president wants in congress ;lit's democrats who won't fraternize with the republicans. How a burglar can get into a home is a puzzle to the husband who can't slip in unnoticed even with a key. Having the right of way doesn't mean much when there's a fool at the wheel of the other car. Oppressive taxation is the most powerful of all discouragements to incentive. Evening dresses are now beginning to show where the bathing suits left off. Safety Memo to Children: Keep out from between parked cars! Pros and Cons Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges Federal Funds Oelwein Register: During the current fiscal year $2,500,000,000 has been budgeted by the national government for grants to the states for a variety of purposes. Thomas W. Holden, a New York business leader, opposes the theory that is responsible for federal grants and gives his reasons. He argues that they demoralize state and local governments by making them subject to national rules which aren't always good. Farmers Out-talked Sac Sun: Like most meetings of tin's type, the big shot politicians and would-be farm leaders consumed most of the time at Sioux City. There was little opportunity for the farmer to make public his views. By the time the politicians got through talking, time had run out. On Short End Pierson Progress: The Chicago printers strike is over after a 22-month siege. In the settlement terms they Will get about an .extra 10 dollars a week more pay. They never in their life time will be able to regain that much money lost in wages at the rate of increase. Control of Atom Bomb Cherokee Times: It is unthinkable that United States will enter into any agreement with Russia for prohibition and control of the atom bomb without first insisting on pulling down the iron curtain so that action on Russia's part may be made certain. Powerful, • Atlantic News-Telegraph: How far the public will go in the matter of pensions for workers is yet to be discovered, but the public's view of the matter will carry tremendous weight and will probably be the determining factor in whatever settlement is made. Losing: Business Washington Journal: More lines of railway in Iowa are seeking permission to quit. It isn't easy for a short line to keep ahead of mounting costs of operation, while highways, rivers and airports are sustained with public funds. •Gains in Popularity Belmond Independent: The training and com^. petition that rural boys and girls have in 4-H club work is of inestimable value and seems to be gaining "in momentum and popularity from year to year. Observing To Your Health! Roving Reporter Editorial of the Day MEDICINES FROM ANIMALS QHEFFIELD PRESS: The meat packers of the O country who slaughter hogs are being urged by the American Meat Institute to save the pituitary glands. These glands, are used in preparing a new hormone for the control of arthritis, rheumatic fever, and kindred diseases. The hormone, which has a long and unpronounceable name, is considered to be one of the most important contributions to mankind in the relief of severe pain. " Over 40 hospitals and university laboratories are now conducting clinical research with the product, which is being developed and manufactured in the laboratories of one of the larger meat packing concerns. Because of production difficulties, the drug has not yet been placed on sale, and the entire present limited production is being delivered to medical research centers. An idea of the production problem can be gained from the fact that the glands from 25,000 hogs are required to produce a single ounce of the hormone. This is not the first time the meat industry has made an important' contribution to the physical well being of all people. Diabetes, for example, can be successfully controlled only with insulin, and prior to the discovery of that drug the disease was deadly. Insulin can he produced only from glands of animals, which are saved by the meat packers. In the case of the new hormone, the packers will again make it more widely available. Do You Remember? 10 YEARS AGO • Moscow, (/P)—Soviet Russia threw her whole weight behind Adolf Hitler's peace gestures today in an editorial in the government newspaper, Izvestia, accusing Great Britain and France of "returning to the middle ages" for waging war to "exterminate Hitlerism." "It is impossible," the . newspaper declared, "to exterminate any idea or any opinion by fire and sword." 20 YEARS AGO Zack Brothers electric company is now located in the new building at 306 Second street, southwest. Plans for the new'building were formulated by Mike and Albert Zack and the building was constructed of brick with several large windows, making it a daylight shop. The size of the building is 30 by 50 feet and is a one story affair with a basement. 30 YEARS AGO The Q. R. C. club met last evening at the home of Miss Gladys Bushgens for a kid party, with 15 girls in attendance, dressed as little girls and little boys. At the close of the informal hour the hostess served a lovely dainty luncheon. A business meeting and election af officers followed with the .following elected: Mr* Vera Bradley-Williams, president; Anna Thorgeson, vice president; Olive Major, secretary and treasurer and Harriet Benson, dub reporter. 40 YEARS AGO Mr. and Mrs J. W. Irons and Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Martin entertained a party of their friends at the home of Mr. nnd Mrs. Irons, on State street last evening to Five Hundred After the social hour spent at Five Hundred the guests were served a delicious 4 course luncheon, the Misses Stella Adams and Grace Kaye waiting on them. This is the second of the series of 4 parties given by Mesdames Ironi and Martin. By Herman N. Bundesen, M. D. PAINTING ATTACK A LARMING as it is to most people, fainting is only a symptom. It may have grave or minor implications, depending on the cause. As in headache, these are numerous and varied and can bo ferreted out, in the individual case only by a searching examination. For instance, one person may faint because of too little sugar |in the blood, a condition known as hypoglycemia, another may faint because he is the victim of epilepsy, a disease chiefly characterized by a loss of consciousness, which may or may not be accompanied by convulsions. , In many 'cases, fainting is DB, BUNDESEN due to trouble with the heart. For example, ,- some patients may have a heart condition, know as tachycardia, in which the heart beat is rapid but inefficient. Also, fainting attacks are not unusual in a disorder known as heart block in which the heart rate Is very slow. Damage to the heart valves may be another cause for fainting attacks, because _ such damage may produce narrowing of the opening through the valves so that not enough blood is pumped by the heart to the brain. Such fainting attacks usually occur after exertion. In the-neck there is a collection of nerves known as the carotid sinus. Irritation of this sinus, or pressure on it may lead to fainting attacks, in some individuals. Fainting may develop also when there is general weakness of the heart muscle such as occurs in myocarditis, which is an inflammation of the heart musculature. People with this condition have a normal blood pressure when lying down but when they stand, the pressure drops suddenly. This drastic fall in blood pressure sometimes brings on a fainting attack. Bandaging the legs so that the blood cannot collect there, seems to be the best treatment. A fainting attack should never be neglected. When such an attack occurs there is need for a thorough study by a physician to determine its cause. Thus, in many instances serious conditions may be discovered and treatment carried out to prevent any untoward effect. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS B. R.: For the past months my hands feel as if they had been cold and just thawed out. What causes this? Answer: I presume you are suffering from numbness and tingling of the hands. This may be due to some disease of the nervous system, or of the circulation. You are in need of. a thorough study to determine the cause of your difficulty so that proper treatment may be employed. They'll Do It Every Time By Hal Boyle A DISTINGUISHED FIREMAN A Wildlife Census presume everyone familiar with plans for the de- centennial census next year which is expected to reveal a population of at least 150 million. It will be the 17th such count in American history. But not so many are familiar with a census of wildlife to be taken in the next few months, largely by voluntary effort. Birds, beasts and fish will be covered by the count. Christmas week will bring the 50th annual bird census—a project started by naturalist Frank M. Chapman in 1899. Counts will be made all over the U. S. and Canada by more than 2,000 men, women, boys, and girls. Although the Christmas bird census is very far from complete, it provides important comparisons in areas covered year after year. More thorough in coverage will be the task of trained observers who will in January for the 15th time take a waterfowl census for the U. S. fish and wildlife service. Since 1947 this has been a nationwide inventory. Conservation officers, forest rangers, ornithologists, and sportsmen team to watch duck and geese :«| fly ways and wintering grounds at a time when the birds center in limited areas and are relatively stationary. Aerial photographers provide pictures of the waterfowl massed on marshland lakes and bays. In California, jet planes have been labeled a success in this work, getting their pictures before scary geese have a chance to get away. Sequoias Named for a Man ; can't tell you exactly why but the Sequoia trees in California were named for Sequoia, the son of a white man and a Cherokee woman of mixed blood. Information, Please! 1. From what is macaroni made? 2. What Civil war union. colonel was chiefly known as an orator and atheist? 3. Who was Germany's "Iron Chancellor?" 4. What state is largest in area? Smallest? 5. Can you remember the next line of the old poem which begins: "The boy stood on the burning deck"—? L ANCASTER, PA., (AP)—John W. Price is the only fireman in America who has had a crab, a snail, and a flatworm named in his honor. "I found them, they were new to science, so they just named them after me," he said. For 72 hours a week Price operates a switchboard at the Lancaster fire department. But that is only his living. His real life is in the world of nature. In his spare time he has become a self-taught authority on invertebrate paleontology — the study of fossil creatures without backbones. It took a lot of backbone on Price's part, however, to aspire to be an expert in such' a field. "It isn't exactly overcrowded," he smiled, "but it does require academic background. And I didn't have that I never went beyond grammar school." & Often people discover their HAL BOTLE life's goal in odd w,ays. Price was stirred to an interest in the earth's past by seeing a movie, "The Lost World," back in 1929. The animals of 'this prehistoric period fascinated him. He wanted to learn more about them. He struck up a friendship with a professor who also served as curator of the Franklin and Marshall college museum. Price volunteered to act as the professor's unpaid assistant'at the museum. "There is a lot of letter writing to do in science," he recalled, "and I did it. Most of those we correspond with were men' of letters. They had things like Ph.D or D.Sc after their names." "So I decided I'd have to be a man of letters, too. I started signing my letters, John W. Price, L. F. D., assistant curator." Nobody asked him about this for years. Then at a meeting of scientists, one inquired curiously: "Say, Price, what degree does 'L.F.D.' stand for. I don't believe I'm familiar with it." "Stands for Lancaster Fire Department," grinned Price. By then he had made his mark in paleontology—through original discoveries and the publication of scientific papers—and didn't mind letting out the secret. Today, however, he can put "D.SC." after his name, too. Franklin and Marshall college has granted him an honorary degree—doctor of science. Price is now curator of the museum and still works for nothing. He has built a staff of talented experts like himself who give free nature study lessons to some 25,000 school children. A dentist, for example, teaches botany. A utilities company executive instructs in astronomy. A professional chemist lectures on mineralogy. By Jimmy Hatlo CUSTOMER WANTS TO RENT A BOX- ALAR6EONE? NO! THE SIZE OF ONE FOR SOX" SAFE & 'NINE POLLARS? OH,NO! ; ALLI NEEDISATEENV— WEEMVBOX. THE SMALLEST . ONE YOU <50T! \TS JU5T FDR JUNIOR'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE & f L/d HEN SHE CfcAMS IN«WHAT DO VfcU THINK? EVERVTHIN6 BUT THE KITCHEN SINK. 1 ^ ARE yt?U SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE D01N6,LADy?MI6HT .RECOMMEND A 6OCO WAREHOUSE? ^LSJ fo •ai LLJ mm\. ^)_ 9 •M? ->v^ .w *^o ^fe" v*fi2%l, Answers—1. From wheat paste formed into long tubes. 2. Robert G. Ingersoll. 3. Otto Edward, Prince von Bismarck Schoenhau- sen. 4. Texas; Rhode Island. 5. "Whence all but he had fled." Where Safety Is Coining ( am heartened by the world • from National Safety council that workers in American industry last year were safer than in any other year in history. Disabling injuries per 1 million man-hours averaged 11.4ft for all reporting industries in 1948. This is a 13 per cent reduction from the 13.26 rate the year before, and a new record. An avertge of 1.12 days were lost per 1,000 man-hours worked in all industries last year, a reduction of 9 per cent from 1947— also the best on record. In both years lumbering had the highest accident frequency rate, but it was reduced 18 per cent in 1948—from 59.74 to 49.04. Coal mining, with the greatest accident severity rate both years, went down from 7.96 to 7.61, a 4 per cent reduction. Communications again ranked as the safest among reporting industries in 1948. It had the lowest frequency and severity rates last year, as well as'the year before. Is It Indian Summer? k am not in a mood to argue iwith those who say that Indian summer doesn't come in October. According to this school .of thought, Indian summer follows Squaw Winter, which is the time when the thermometer first dips below freezing. Indian Summer, it's maintained, was the time when the Indians took their last fling at hunting and war paint before they holed in for the,winter. By whatever name you call it, the October weather we've been having suits this department to a. T. Its charm will be marred only by the briefness of its stay. The corn crop is safe from the frost. Wood for the fireplace has been stacked. Rooms are brightened with bunches of bittersweet. So pass the cider and doughnuts and let's enjoy golden October. Gray skies are coming. THE DAY'S BOUQUET To DR. R 'F. KUNZ, JR.—for being elected president of the Cerro Gordo County Dental society. Dr. Kunz, who is following in the footsteps of his father in the dental profession, has thus been accorded a high vote of esteem by the dentists of this community. Did You Know? The Haskin Service EDITOR'S NOTE: Readers mint this service for question of fact—not counsel—should slyn full name and address and enclose 3 cents for return postage. Address The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, 316 Eye Street N. £., Washington Z, D. C. Do enlisted men in the army now receive musteringr-out pay when they are discharged? If so, what is the approximate amount they receive? The department of defense says that no mustering- out pay is granted to enlisted men who were enlisted on or after July 1, 1947. Enlisted men who were inducted or enlisted prior to July 1, 1947, receive mustering-out pay as follows: For less than 60 days service, §100; for 60 days or more service, $200; for .60 days or more service I which includes' overseas duty, $300. Are the majority of farms in this country equipped with lightning rods? According to trade estimates less than one-fourth of all United States farm and village property is equipped with lightning rods. Why are the riders in horse races called jockeys? Jockey is the diminutive of the common Scotch name Jock. As boys were usually the riders, the diminutive was applied to them. Approximately now long does it take to drive along the Alaska highway and what is the best time of the year to go? It should take about 7 days to drive between Dawson Creek and Fairbanks, the speed limit being 45 miles an hour, stopping only for meals and overnight lodging. The best months for travel are said to be July, August and September, Mosquitoes are very bad in June and cold weather begins in October. Will a naturalized American citizen lose his citizenship if he resides abroad for a number of years? Naturalized persons who reside abroad are subject to the provisions of Chapter IV of the Nationality Act of 1940, as amended (8 U. S. C. 801-810), which imposes expatriation under certain circumstances. Does wine continue to age after it has been bottled? Wine continues to age and mellow after it has been bottled. The period of aging varies. In California fine wines usually do not leave the winery in less than 3 years and some are aged 10 to 15 years. How many more words are there in the Old Testament than in the New Testament? Over a century ago Thomas Hartwell Home, D. D., analyzed the English Authorized Version of the Bible and reported that the Old Testament had 593,493 words and the New Testament, 181,253. In what year was the navy band established? The forerunner of the U. S. navy band of today was the band from the battleship USS Kansas. It was moved ashore at the Washington navy yard in 1916. On March 4, 1925, President Coolidge signed a special act of congress which made this organization the official permanent band of the navy, and created its present name. Are karakul iheep bred in the United States? Karakul sheep were introduced into this country about 35 years ago and are being HELENHAYES Today's Birthday HELEN HAYES, born Oct. 10, 1900, in Washington, D. C., as Helen Hayes Brown, daughter of a manager for a wholesale butcher firm. Acclaimed as the "First Actress of the American Theater," she had 'made her first professional appearance when 5 as Prince Charles in "The Royal Family." Her mother taught her the part, since Helen could not yet read. After several roles with the Columbia Players in Washington, she was taken to New York in 1908 and cast by Lew Fields in "Old Dutch," a musical comedy. Between plays she was educated in a convent. After acting with John Drew and other stars, her rise was rapid. Maxwell Anderson wrote "Mary of Scotland" especially for her. bred in various localities. Almost one-third of the number of breeders are located in Minnesota and Wisconsin. How many embassies and legations are now in Washington? As of the end of August, 1949, there were 74 diplomatic missions accredited to the United States. Of these, 55 were embassies. Of the 17 legations, 2 are not actualb located in Washington. Estonia is represented by a consul general in New York City, and Nepal has a charge d'affaires ad interim in London who is also accredited to the United States. How does the strength of the thread in a spider's web compare with that of silk? Spider thread is stronger than silk but is not obtainable in quantities sufficient for cloth making. Mason City Globe-Gazette An A. W. t.F.F, NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by the GLOBE-GAZETTE PUBLISHING COMPANY 121-123 East SUte St. Telephone 3800 Entered as second class matter, April 12, 1030, at the postottice at Mason 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. Mgr. Monday, Oct. 10, 1949 MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS which Is exclusively entitled to use for repub- licatlon <rf all Jocal news printed In thig newspaper a* well as all AP news dispatches. SUBSCRIPTION RATES la Mason City and Clear Lake (Canter Delivery Limits) One y«wr SUM One week !.!"!!"".! JU wfM v, "" CTe " • Within 100 Miles of Mason City By mail 1 year • u nn By mall 6 months ]] 41>> By carrier per week !!"!!!! J5 Out»ld« 100 Mil* Zon. by ftfatl Only One- year r 1JOt '

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