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Mason City, Iowa
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Saturday, October 8, 1949
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EDITORIALS There's No Excuse for a Cornpicker Accident! F OR many years, the late Ward Barnes of the Eagle Grove Eagle was a 1-man crusade against corn picker accidents. That it "paid off" was reflected in the fact that for 8 years, there wasn't a mishap of this kind in the Eagle's circulation territory. At the present time the safety forces of Iowa are engaged in a campaign to do for our entire state what Mr. Barnes did for his own community. All corn picker accidents are the result of sheer carelessness. If farmers can be sold on the idea of practicing safe methods in the operation of these machines, there would be no reports of mangled fingers or arms. W ITH that in mind, we are reproducing herewith the last letter written by Ward Barnes, in the autumn of 1946. We commend it to the earnest perusal of everybody who has anything to do with a mechanical corn picker: Dear Farmer Friends: / I have been writing you these open letters corn picking time for the past eight years. You will recall I have been urging you, just as a personal favor to me, to shut off the power on your corn picker before attempting any adjustments. Well, what business is it of mine what you do when the picker clogs? You are in a hurry, you have set a deadline when the corn must be in the crib. It is none of my business, except— If you attempt to remove a clog "with the machine in gear and lose a finger, your hand, your arm, and yes, your life, I have got to write the story for the Eagle. T detest writing unpleasant, tragic news. I just hate to play up a news story about you having lost an arm or a hand in your corn picker. I abhor checking with the hospital to see how you are doing and learn that you will probably make it, if you escape infection and other complications. But you need your fingers, your hand, your arm, to do your job feeding the world, and the world needs YOU. Lose your life tinkering with the corn picker with the power on and your family has lost you, and the world has lost you. Of course your name in big, black type will attract attention, people will read your obituary, sympathize with your family, but you will not be around to enjoy the attention you are getting when your new address is a lot in some cemetery. So, again I ask you, I urge'you to shut off the power on that finger-, hand-, arm-hungry corn picker before you take care of a stop, remove a clog, or make an adjustment. •I have been asking you to do this, as I said, for the past eight years and what has been the result in the area where the Eagle Grove Eagle circulates? For seven straight years, not a single story about a corn picking accident of any kind. Last year, we did carry a story about Carl Kraft of Renwick losing a perfectly good overall suit, and » pair of shorts and all his clothes were entirely torn off when he got caught in -his corn picker. Happily, Carl escaped unhurt. Think of it! Seven years, operating corn pickers in this area without losing a single finger! (Signed) WARD BARNES. Look Out Below! DOUBLE BARRELED! IT'S BEEN SAID: There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.—James Truslow Adams. The weather is dependable in just one particular. You can always count on its making a suitable subject of conversation. Recognition of the communistic regime in China by Moscow is about as surprising as that most humans like 3 meals a day. Yes, travel is always broadening. For some it broadens the understanding, for others it only broadens the prejudices. India has gone into the automobile manufacturing business, substituting elephant power for horsepower, no doubt. Generally speaking people aren't interested in your troubles, except maybe some of those you're trying to conceal. A "Miss Europe" has been named. More accurately, a "Miss Europe-This-Side-of-the-Iron- Curtain." Query to Motorists: Is death a fair penalty for a child's helplessness? Eating your own words is an unpleasant diet. Pros and Cons Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges Lacking Enthusiasm Piorson Progress: A mere 5,000 persons turned out to hear President Truman in his recent speech at Des Moines, while not many miles away Gov. Beardsley drew a crowd of 15,000 to discuss farm interests. The president's efforts to sell the dirt farmer "agriculture's worst gold brick," the Brannan plan, has not been received with very much enthusiasm. Practices His Preaching: Charles City Press: Dr. Walter L. Bierring, state commissioner of public health, is one public official who practices what he preaches. In a news release from his department parents are urged to help prevent spread of colds by refusing to let their children attend school. When a health department employe reports lor work with a severe cold, they are sent home. Hardin's Biggest Taxpayer Iowa Falls Times: Who is the biggest tax payer in Hardin county? Central States Power company just a few dollars shy of an even $100,000 this year. Thai honor formerly went to the railroads, but hard times and changing conditions have caused their tax burden to lighten in more recent times. Little Business On Its Toes Belmond Independent: Little business competes with big business by using its head more and pleasing its customers better. It can avoid the red tape and ponderous methods of a large organization, and it can be quicker witted and faster on its feet. In fact, it has to be to survive. Outlawing 1 War Marshalltown Times-Republican: The Kellogg pact outlawing war is somewhere on the books. Enforce it and there will be no occasion for any nation to make bombs. What the world needs is further research into atomic energy for peaceful use. Men on Horseback in recent 'weeks, men occupying •*- posts of responsibility in Washington have suffered painful, serious injuries while horseback riding. Senator Wayne Morse of Oregon was pinned under his horse while showing in the horse show ring, badly bruised and shaken up, and hospitalized. The accident which befell Supreme Court Justice William 0. Douglas on a mountain trail in his native state of Washington was more serious. Justice Douglas suffered 13 broken ribs and a punctured lung when his horse reared, rolled over him, and he fell 50 feet •down a steep slope. The pressures of Washington on men • today may tempt them to accept too many risks in a desire for the outdoors. A Debatable Question W HETHER America should re-arm Europe as part of the North Atlantic pact is a highly debatable question. There's the real possibility that the arms supplied by us woula fall into Russia's hands and be used against us ultimately. To make this a test of '"isolationism" is to indulge in the sheerest kind of specious reasoning. The question is one to be answered by our military authorities, not self-seeking politicians. Something for Nothing A national opinion poll shows "give-away" radio programs to be quite popular. In the sampling, it was found that 50 per cent of the listeners favor continuing them, 27 per cent would like to see them banned, in accordance with FCC orders,' and 23 percent had no opinion. The idea of "something for nothing" always has hit a responsive chord in human nature. Observing To Your Health! Roving Reporter Editorial of the Day WHY PRINT COURT NEWS? pLINTON HERALD: Now that National News- Ms paper Week seems to be in full swing, it might be well to pause and answer a question which we hear asked so many times during the other 51 weeks of the year— Why do you have to print court news? What business is it of the public to know that John Doe was arrested for disorderly conduct when such a news story is apt to harm his family? These are some of the questions which are often heard by editors. They are hard questions to answer, particularly when the mother or wife of the accused is weeping on the other side of a desk." There is a reason, though, why newspapers must publish court news beyond that of providing news for readers. It may be hard for the family victims to understand but the fact is that the news about John Doe's disorderly conduct charge is published as a protection to John Doe. An open court seeks to guarantee equality to all. If John Doe's friends know he is accused they can see to it that he receives fair treatment. If he is spirited to jail without notice his friends could not come to his defense. When a man or a woman is charged with a mis- i demeanor or crime in American courts he is being accused by the people. The police and the prosecuting attorney are only representatives of the people, who have a right to know what goes on in the courts. It is different in Russia—There the state, representing Stalin and his clique, make whatever . charge they wish against anyone they want to get rid of. The people never know who is charged or what the charge is. In fact the victim's family seldom knows what has become of him. Do You Remember? 10 YEARS AGO I. C. Jensen, associated with the Northwest Savings bank for the past ten years, lias joined Central States and Tom Arthur theaters, as assistant to Mr. Arthur at the Cecil, P^taca and Strand theaters, it %vas announced today. Mr. Jensen, who begins his new duties tomorrow, has been in the banking business for the past 17 years. A resident of Clear Lake, he plans to move with his family to Mason City in the immediate future. 20 YEARS AGO Cub-Gazctt;i—The girls' glee club gave a parly in honor of the alumnae of the club Oct. 1. The party was held at 305 First street southeast, the home of Naomi Boyd. Those of the alumnae who attended were Ruth Barclay, Verniel Curtiss, Mary Jane Bogardus, Olga Moen, Jesse Church, Mildred Murray, Margaret Hedges, Betty Law, Doris Almkov, Louise Leach and Marian Van Ness. 30 YEARS AGO ,, Mason City gridiron stars opened the football season here Oct 4 by trouncing Charles City by a count of 41 to 0. From the opening whistle the local players rushed Charles City players off their feet never giving the opponents a chance to score. The line up for Mason City follows: Bouck, R. E. Shaible, R. T.; Wolfe, R. G.; Anderson, Center; Davidson, L. G.; Berlin, L. T.; Farmer, L. E.; Casey, Q.; Wright, R. H.; Burge L. H.; Hall, F. B. 40 YEARS AGO The young ladies of the M. B. A. met last evening at the home of Miss Fredica Foster, on Second avenue, for their second meeting. Miss Foster was assisted by her friend, Miss Nina Trcvitt. Fancy work was the game of the evening, and the members were a busy crowd. After the busy hour the young ladies enjoyed a social time, light refreshments were served and the girls broke loose . for a morry occasion. By Herman N. Bundesen, M. D. TWO SKIN DISEASES I N herpes simplex and herpes zoster we have two apparently related skin diseases which are basically quite different. Both cause blisters on the skin and both come from different virus infections, but there the resemblance ends. Everybody is familiar with herpes simplex but they know it under the name "cold sores," and %ve are likely to think of it as limiting its effects to a little crop of .blisters on the lips. This is its' most usual site but herpes simplex can — and frequently does—cause blisters anywhere on the body. Once established DR. BUNDESEN in a certain spot, it tends always to recur in the same region. Herpes zoster, on the other hand, never produces blisters anywhere but along the course of nerves. A single attack of this herpes zoster produces immunity against later ones, but not against herpes simplex. The latter produces no immunity of any kind. It can recur many times and an attack does not protect against herpes zoster. The first attack of herpes simplex often occurs in early childhood and affects the lining membrane of the mouth and gums. The blisters may appear on the lips, cheeks, ear, fingers, back, or other parts of the body. Fever, injuries, and certain foods and drugs may help bring on an attack. Exposure to wind or ultraviolet rays may also start one. In treating herpes simplex, care must be,taken not to use strong preparations. A weak solution of drugs which have a shrinking action should be employed. Gentian violet is often used on the mucous membranes. It is suggested that vaccination with smallpox vaccine at weekly intervals for 6 to 8 weeks may help produce protection against future attacks. In herpes zoster, there 'may not only be an eruption of blisters but severe pain along the course of the affected nerve. In treating this condition, soothing lotions are applied and the area covered with a thick pad of cotton. It is also suggested that the drug known as sodium iodide be given daily for two or three days; then every other day. If drugs are necessary to quiet the pain, the physician will advise what preparation to use and the proper dose. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS H. M.: Is there any way of getting rid of dandruff? Answer: In the treatment of dandruff, the general health and strength should receiye attention. Excessive eating should be avoided. The hair should be washed once a week with warm water and green soap. The night before the hair is washed, an ointment containing salicylic acid and sulphur should be rubbed into the scalp. This should be left in overnight and washed out the next morning. They'll Do If Every Time TOO MANY UNCOVERED HEADS By SAUL PETT i (For Hal Boyle Who Is Traveling) VpW YORK, (AP) t —This is a rough week for us men who don't wear hats. By Saturday, if we make it that long, we'll probably feel unAmerican. You "see, the people who make and sell hats sold only about 72,000,000 hats last year for about $250,000,000 and this year they would like to make and sell more. So-o-o-o-o— This is National Hat Week. An intensive campaign to eliminate the hatless man is being waged in some 500 cities by more than 9,000 hat retailers and 135 manufacturers. .The industry calls this the greatest promotional campaign in its history. There are or will be more ads in the papers and more commercials on the air about men's hats than ever before. On television, they're sending fashion shows and one clinical program which takes a hat apart and shows how it's made. Fashion shows with live models are planned by department stores in Chicago, Washington, Richmond and many other cities. On the air, there is talk about the "importance of hats in the history of freedom" (I. E., when Greek slaves became free they wore a felt hat as the symbol of their freedom). The mayor of Philadelphia, the "hat city of the east," is reported sending a super- deluxe model to President Truman. Danbury, Conn./the "hat capital of the country," has special plans, too. In Albany, N. Y., a man-on-the-street broadcaster is giving away hats for correct answers about hats. In Philadelphia and New Britain, Conn., pretty models and beauty queens will circulate in the streets awarding free hat certificates to the "best hatted men." Said one leading hat manufacturer: "Expect to cover a lot of heads that haven't been covered in years." By Jimmy Haflo Our Autumn Color Riot ; thrilled to the recently expressed view by the National Geographic society that no where else in the world is there the autumn riot of leaf color that one sees in the woods of the United States and neighboring Canada. The verdict comes straight from the society's much traveled foreign staff writers and photographers. With a bow to the show put on by the maples and bamboos of the orient, by the beeches and oaks of northern Europe, and by occasional other species here and there, they reach a single conclusion: The world's best in autumn foliage is the scene tbat greets Mr. and Mrs. America rambling the countryside stretching away from their own doorstep. Why is it best? Combined climate factors hold the answer. The temperature, must be cool enough to encourage tree roots to take it easy. Sunlight plays a part, dryness without actual drought gives the leaves their best chance to flame. Frost's part in the color parade is not as big as is often supposed. The leaf-turning process starts . well in advance of frost. Some oaks are helped by it but maples often are completely stripped of their leaves in a few short hours of sunshine after a sharp frost. Other lands of comparable climate have less of a color show because of the prevalence of evergreens, or because of trees whose leaves fall without changing, as do European ashes and alders. Conifer evergreens lose only part of their green attire each season, the needles of some species surviving for 6 or 7 years. i She Lives in New Jersey t see by the latest issue of ^'Accident Facts," statistical yearbook of the National Safety council, that the safest person in the United States has moved. It used to be that little girl in Connecticut. There's still the same little mythical girlj—but now she lives in New Jersey. Figures reveal that New Jersey has displaced Connecticut as the nation's safest state, with the lowest accident fatality rate last year. The safest age group in the country was the 5 to 14 bracket— and for some" unexplained reason little girls seem to be safer than little boys. W WHAT'S THAT, DEAR? THE ZIPPER ON JUNIOR'S SLEEPING BA6 IS JAMMED? NOW,NOW! DON'T SET EXCITED!I'LL BE RI6HT HOME AND 6ET HIM OUTj JUST BE CALM,DEAR I'M ONI MV WAV' I KNEW IT.'THERE GOES i OUR DOUSH HOME WfTH BULLCARP BEFORE WE^, HAVE A CHANCE T LAST TIME THEY PL AVED, 0UU.V WAS LOSING AND HE .WOULDNT CALL IT QUITS TILL HE6OTEVENAT5A.M.' HISOL'LADV MUST BE A MIND READER-SHEONLY CALLS HIM WHEN HE'SWAHSAD" INTHEALLEVTO MAKE ROOM FDR ALL BULLCARP'5 •WINNIN6S? THAT'S AN S.O.S.* SCRAM OUT SOLVENT'^.. IF HE DIDN'T WANT TOfiaHE'DSWi 'SORRY, WRON6 NUMBER- " T'S THE ONE WITH ALL THE CHIPS WHO TAKES THE POWDER — \O--7 But Stick to the Truth ; was attracted by a view repeatedly expressed by speakers at a conference of history teachers held not long ago at Stanford university: It was iterated and reiterated that history must be a "live" subject, vital and interesting. It must be entertaining as well as instructive. Said Prof. Allan Nevins of Columbia university: "Anybody who makes an enthralling story about any part of American history is writing good history; anybody who makes a dull story is writing bad history." There's not too much to quarrel . with, there. No one likes a dull book, on history or anything else. The history of this great nation is a real and exciting saga that should be thus portrayed. a But too many historians in recent years have concentrated on writing "best seller" histories. They have dressed their textbooks up with current fads in political and economic thinking. They have catered to the professional critics, rather than their own respective consciences. They have accepted as the Gospel many things that are far from fact. "We're all in favor of making history books interesting. But for the benefit of posterity, we'd just as soon have them stick to the truth, as far as the authors are able to ascertain it. Information, Please! 1. What is bilgewater? 2. For what did the letters WPA stand? 3. Can you rearrange the letters in the word coagulate, and make another often-used word? 4. What 3 numbers added give the same answer as when multiplied? 5. What Canadian mountain chain separates the Pacific coast area from the rest of the country? Answers—1. Foul-smelling water in the bottom of a ship, 2. Works Progress Administration. 3. Catalogue. 4. 1, 2, 3. 5. The Rocky mountain chain. THE DAY'S BOUQUET To JEAN CADY—for being named to the 'music department faculty of Iowa State college at Ames. Mason C i t y an s have watched Miss Cady's talents develop and are happy that she hag received this important position immediately upon being graduated from Iowa State Teachers college. Did You Know? Today's Birthday The Haskin Service . EDITOR'S NOTE: Readers u.lnr till service for queitlon of fact—not counsel—should slin full name and address and enclose 3 cents for return postage. Address The Mnon City Globe-Gaxett* Information Bureau, 316 Eye Street N. E., Wishlnfton g, D. C. What foreign countries has Stalin visited? According to available biographies, Stalin attended party conferences in Finland in 1905, in Stockholm in 1906 and in London in 1907, remaining each time only a few weeks. During World war II he met in conference with Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill at Tehran, Iran, in 1943 and in 1945 with President Truman and Mr. Churchill at Potsdam, Germany. How many new doctors were graduated in the United States this year? In June, 1949, there were 5,094 graduates of medical schools in the United States. This %vas the smallest number of new physicians to be graduated in- 10 years. Is cut glass still being made? The type of cut glass that was popular a generation or more ago is rarely produced now because the process is expensive. Some cutting is done by grinding away large masses of glass and by pressing the glass against moving wheels of sandstone or carborun- dum. What is the fastest speed ever traveled by man on land? The fastest speed ever traveled by man on land was made at Bonneville, Utah, Sept. 16, 1947, by John R. Cobb. He was timed at 403.135 miles per hour, driving a tyapier-Railton. Was Ary Roseland a famous painter? Harry (or Ary) Roseland was a well known genre painter. He was born in Brooklyn, N.*Y., May 12, 1866. Roseland studied with J. B. Whittaker in Brooklyn and with Beckwill in New York. The artist won numerous awards. Where are the words. "Hope springs eternal in the human breast" found? The lines, "Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never is, but always to be, blest," are from Epistle I, Line 95 of the "Essay on Man," by Alexander Pope. What is the meaning of the name Janice? The feminine name Janice means "God's gracious gift." Did the Civil war affect Miami, Fla., in any way? From earliest times, settlers were attracted to the site of Miami. Indians and Spaniards lived there but there was no town at the time of the Civil war. It was not founded until severe frosts, 1894-5, in central Florida drove fruit growers further south. Miami received a charter in 1896 when it was made the southern terminus of the railroad. When did Edgar A. Guest write his first poem? Edgar Guest, wrote his first published verse Dec. 11, 1898. Do the members of the women'* professional baseball teams play regular baseball or do they play soflball? The 8 teams of the All American Girls Baseball League play professional baseball, not softball. However, the diamond on which they play measures 72 feet between bases as against PO feet on the men's fields. DIANA LYNN, born Oct. 7, 1926, in Los Angeles as Delores Loehr, daughter of an oil company executive. Now featured in the movie, "M y Friend Irma," her 4th film, within a year, she has also established herself as a concert pianist and recording artist. . Diana had learned to play before she could read. Accompanying a DIANNALYNN ^hild violinist for an audition at the Paramount studios, she was . signed along with the candidate. ' Her first roles were in some of the early Aldrich Family films. Her first success was as a brattish little sister in "The .Major and the Minor," which starred Ray Milland arid Ginger Rogers. Last December she married John Lindsay, an architect Please give a list of great writers who were poor conversationalists. Oliver Goldsmith was described thus by one of his contemporaries: "He wrote like an angel and talked like poor poll." La Fontaine, Marmontel and Corneille were all singularly deficient in the powers of conversation. Dante was trite and taciturn. Addison was shy and stiff in society. Butler was a dull conversationalist and Rousseau and Milton were unsocial. Approximately how many people in the United States wear ' hearing aids? The Volta bureau says that figures compiled in 1946 showed that there were 600,000 persons wearing hearing aids. What is the correct level .for hanging pictures? Pictures should be hung so that the center is eye level to the person standing in the room. Mason City Globe-Gazette An A, W. LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by the GLOBE-GAZETTE PUBLISHING COMPANY 121-123 East State St. Telephone 3800 Entered as second class matter, April 12, 1930, at the postottice at Mason City, Iowa, under the act ot March 3, 1879. LEE P. LOC-MIS Publisher W. EARL HALL, Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM - - City Editor LLOYD L. GEER Adv. Mgr. Friday, Oct. 7, 1949 MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS which Is exclusively entitled to use for repub- llcatlon of all local news printed in this newspaper as well at all AP news dispatches. SUBSCRIPTION RATES In Mason City and Clear Lake (Carrier Delivery Limits* One year 1U.08 On« week •. 35 Outside Mason City and Clear Lake but Within 100 Miles of Mason City By mull 1 year I 9 00 By niwll « months ' | ^'75 By carrier p«r week '.'.'.'.','. !a5 Outside 100 nilla Zone by Mall Only One year jj M six Months .;;;;;• VS Three months 3.59

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