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EDITORIALS Washington Correspondents Accord Taft Highest Rating I N a recent poll conducted by Pageant magazine among Washington's newspaper and radio correspondents—the press gallery—Eobert A. Taft was rated the ablest member of congress by an overwhelming margin. Out of the 211 votes cast in the test, the Ohioan received top ranking by 110 of the newspaper an,d radio people. Many of those according him that place made it clear that they disagreed completely with him in much of his political philosophy. It was just that they, recognized in him an outstanding ability and integrity. "Keen opposition," said one, "is a vital need in times of drastic change." Among the adjectives applied to him were these: "Able, forthright, brilliant, best-informed, hardest-working, intellectually honest, conscientious." A T the other end of the line, another Ohioan was also cited, but not in a fa- Look Out Below! THE LIGHT TOUCH States with the "pay as you go" plan for building roads haven't, for the most part, gone anywhere. Nebraska is a case 'in point. If you think the world series is the most important thing in the world, try recalling who was world champion 3 years ago. ti In the quest for success, some youths need to throw away their wrist watch and buy an alarm clock. Safety Memo: The person who will not listen to safety rules may have to listen to an ambulance gong. IT'S BEEN SAID: Variety is the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavor.—William Cowper. Civilization would be just as well off if the term "hot rod" had never come into our language. The nagging wife and the bragging husband present us with a choice of evils. Fire Prevention week won't keep autumn from giving us its usual blaze of color. Pros and Cons Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges A Grave Error Iowa City Press-Citizen: It may well be that the 3 members of the tax commission had only the best of motives in mind when the gag rule vorable way. Senator John W. Bricker was W as adopted, yet it is difficult to understand why the overwhelming Choice Of the correspond- they did not anticipate public, antipathy towards ents as "worst senator." He received a third of the total votes cast. "As empty as a hollow tree; a light- Minimum Wage Traer Star-Clipper: There is no magic formula in Washington for maintaining high wages. They depend on a healthy industrial economy. Labor 1/llCJf \UAV-l ii\_* U tki».u*.xj*^Mkifcj' XT ^~ •-•--— * " all kinds of censorship. They have made a grave error in trying to set up -this censorship over their own activities and we don't believe the people of Iowa will stand for it. weight who can fulminate for hours without saying anything substantial," said one. "Can't realize this is the 20th century," said another. "Senate's most lobby-ridden member," observed another. "Would be really dangerous if smarter," commented still another. M ICHIGAN'S Arthur Vandenberg was rated on the "best" lists of 70 correspondents, or a third of the total voting. "Enlightened statesmanship" was a descriptive term applied to him by a New York Herald-Tribune spokesman. His "willingness to look an issue in the face" and "the guts to change his mind" were commented on by another. As would be expected, the Chicago Tribune's representative set the Michigan senator down as a "turncoat." ILLINOIS' new Senator Douglas finished third on the "best" list, being referred to by one correspondent as "a fresh breeze of liberalism off the Great Lakes." On the "worst" list, William E. Jenner, Indiana's senator, finished next to Bricker, with venerable and crotchety Kenneth McKellar of Tennessee pushing him for the dubious distinction. Iowa's 2 senators, Gillette and Hickenlooper, ended up about mid-way on the list, each of them receiving less than 5 votes for "best senator." Woman for President? costs are now and always have been added to the cost of living, and to the selling price of every manufactured or processed product of every kind. Every wage increase is followed by an increase in prices. GOP Rally Austin Herald: Statewide officers of the republican party in Minnesota are. planning a rally for next month to mark their return to power in Minnesota in 1938. The time is ripe for such an assembly, and it is to be hoped that those in charge will map a sound, sensible program. No "me too" platform will do. Wasteful Planning Sheffield Press: From 1945 through 1947 the War Asset administration was trying to sell a government owned building in Baltimore but, found no buyers. While this structure sat empty, the government printing office paid over $200,000 annually for equivalent but less desirable space in the same city. Iowa Votes in U. S. Senate Sac Sun: Iowa's votes in the U. S. senate, with one for and one against most every issue, don't count for much in the national picture. But Iowa voters are paying the bill of our representation, regardless of what the senators do while they are there. Price Supports Danbury Review: A certain group is having an awful time trying to convince the farmer he can live without price supports for his crops. When the farmer is short of money the rest of us set a mighty slim table. Pennsylvania Test Anthon Herald: About the only thing the republican victory in that publicized congressional election in Pennsylvania last week proved is that there are still two major political parties in this country. Observing Perfect School Attendance am interested in the state- !ment by the state department of health that insistence upon 100 per cent school attendance at any cost is a dangerous practice. An outstanding attendance record, the statement points out, is shameful if it means that the students who win them have been sent to school with colds or other conditions which expose other pupils to infection. "Parents can help immeasurably in preventing the spread of colds and communicable diseases by re-fusing to allow their children to attend school if they show any signs of illness," it's pointed out. "Teachers, too, can do their part by sending the children home whenever it appears their health is not up to par." Several of the fastest spreading diseases, including scarlet fever, measles, whooping cough and mumps, are precisely the ones which work their way into the schools. The worst part of these diseases is that they are most infectious in the very early stages, even before full diagnosis can be made, and for that reason, the child should be kept home the moment illness is suspected. The first sign generally will be a respiratory disturbance resembling a cold. Editorial of the Day IS BIGNESS A CRIME? To Your Health! By Herman N. Bundesen, M. D. PENICILLIN DUST TREATMENT I T is now two years since the breathing of penicillin in dust forms as a treatment for infections of the nose, throat and lungs was given its first trial. More recently it has been used in more than 1,000 cases of various types of infection of the breathing organs and found to live up to its first promise. The penicillin dust treatment has certain advantages. It is simple and inexpensive. It can be used in the home as well as in the hospital. In dust form, penicillin does not have to be kept in the ice box, nor does it need to be diluted . or mixed with other preparations before it is used. There is no pain or inconvenience associated with '-its use. _„. With the dust the effects of the penicillin are maintained over a period of several hours. Penicillin cannot be expected to affect the virus which is probably responsible for colds. However, there are often secondary infections which cause colds to persist. Hence with the penicillin dust treatment, the course of a cold may be shortened materially. Penicillin dust ajso seems to be helpful in the treatment of acute sinus infections. In chronic DE. BUNDESEN sinus infections it may be of value if measures . . „ „ f are instituted to make sure that the sinus is drain- nnHERE'S increasing talk of a woman lor -nyjiNNEAPOLIS STAR-JOURNAL: Recently the ing pr0 perly. •L either president or vice president, iV1 duPont magazine asked: "Would anyone real- inflammation of the windpipe and larynx or ^i T. i tr <- cjv,,T Q Qv,' a im Iv be better off if the people who owned the du voicv , box when due to infection, may also respond prompted perhaps by Vincent Sheeaii s un- Pont company in 1900 had said: 'We are too big. voicv.uux.wu ui . _ qualified call for a woman in the highest of- We refuse to grow bigger?' in that case you would fice. It's Sheean's contention that only by such a course can America give the world full assurance of her peaceful intentions. v In Asia, particularly, according to Sheean, the mother symbol is all-important and such recognition would have a quieting effect on the."seething millions." A New York columnist followed through have had no cellophane, no Duco finishes, no nylons, no neoprene rubber. "Shall we stop growing today? Shall we tell our research teams to stop improving old things, stop looking for'new ones? Shall we refuse to hire new people and lock our' laboratory doors?" \. The federal trade commission called to attention the relatively few corporations in the auto were dozens of companies making cars. It is true that many firms have dropped by the wayside. But it also should be noted that hundreds of companies have sprung up all over the nation to sup- ^ „ __.. o _ . With a piece about some top.figures in the ply .parts,to the L big ^^corporations. America republican party meeting and deciding that it was time to put a representative of the distaff side on the 1952 ticket. Then Maine's Senator Margaret Chase needs both big and little business. Certainly government has a duty to see that industries compete with each other and do not conspire to hold prices up. But to make any organization the target merely on the count of success or bigness is to imperil the national welfare. « -1/u 4. A • v ov ™Mr 0 l'o ™/vrfli in <?nn The test of a company should not necessarily be Smith tossed in her nickel s worth in sup- how big> but how usefui it is- port of the idea of a woman for either The su t>ject calls for real study by all groups president or vice president. Incidentally, and then clear legislation which will guide rather she is the party's most likely possibility at the moment. All of this is interesting as a matter of academic discussion. But it's our guess that ^ Y£ARS AQQ At the Mason City Little Theater meeting last evening in the P. G. & E. auditorium, reviews of two current Broadway plays were given by Miss Irene Holman and Miss Bee Lynch who talked on "No Time for Comedy," and "The Philadelphia Do You Remember? the elevation of a woman to either the presidency or vice presidency isn't something close at hand. , to the penicillin dust treatment. This treatment has also been found helpful in both acute and chronic bronchitis. In a condition of the lungs known as bronch- iectasis in which the bronchi or small tubes in the lungs are dilated or stretched, producing such symptoms as cough, loss of weight or strength and the bringing up of large amounts of sputum, penicillin dust has been very beneficial in some cases. Where necessary, the penicillin dust treatment may be augmented by injections of penicillin into a muscle. This treatment, of course, must be carried out under the directions of the physician, who will suggest the proper device to employ and how often it is to be used. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS P. A. H.: For the past five years I have been having ringworm. I have used many different kinds of medicine. It disappears and then conies back again. What do you recommend? Answer: Under ordinary conditions, ringworm of the skin of the body is easily cleared up and does not recur. Ringworm of the feet and of the scalp are much more difficult to eliminate. It is possible that your condition is due to some other cause. It is advisable for you to consult a skin specialist so that a definite diagnosis can be made. They'll Do It Every Time Roving Reporter By Hal Boyle MORNING IN MANHATTAN N EW YORK, (AP)—The nice thing about the sun is that it only comes up once a day. Here along Broadway, where people grind their dreams underfoot on the street of failure, few folk are interested in the ~, color of the sun unless it * has been tentatively approved by the federal com- [munications commission. The dawn may come up [out of Jamaica like China ; across the bay—but it has 15 to have a commercial ap- speal, a sort of sponsored -, madness. HAL BOYLE ~' Actually the day erupts in a blue and gold surprise. It is like a reluctant flower with a burst of kindness in its petals. It comes so soon it bowls you off your feet, because you aren't prepared. I am talking about morning in a place called Manhattan, where the wise and the weak folk of a confused world mingle—and are mangled. The famous folk by this hour have amused the mass, had their herring or bacon and eggs, traded the rich gossip of the inner fraternity of entertainment, and gulped sleep—or the sleeping pill that leads to sleep. Broadway and its side streets belong to the stranger and the garbage man, banging into ringing cans the uneaten steak fragments that fatten New Jersey hogs. The sound is a chime of prosperity. It rings the hidden pigeons awake. Where they hide at night, it is hard to know. But somehow they always awake to' a feast of plenty, these Autumn in Osage t am in receipt of a bit of - verse from Helen Wyant, 132 - 9th N. E., Mason City, accompanied by this explanatory note: "Some far-seeing persons, with thought of future years, laid well the planting and planning in the little city of Osage. Just now Nature has brought out her pots of color and Jack Frost has put his brushes at work on the lovely maple trees that line the streets of Osage. It is a glorious sight!" Now the verse inspired by that sight: Poems of fail are now all (he race. Their beauty fills space on many a page But if you lack setting for this glorious stage— Take a trip on this day and go to Osage. Before the Automobile Too v was amused to learn that 2 . of our presidents have been arrested for traffic offenses—and both before the advent of the automobile. Franklin Pierce was taken into custody for driving down an old woman with his team. Ulysses S. Grant was nabbed for driving his buggy at an excessive speed. Columbus the Geographer suppose it's a bit sacrilegious to refer to Chris-,, topher Columbus as the "Wrong Way Corrigan" of his day and yet the facts of the case pretty well bear out that estimate of him. Columbus sailed westward, not in quest of a new world but to find a shorter route to the orient. The distance around South Africa * was 12,000 miles. According to the Columbus calculations, he would reach Japan after sailing westward from Spain . less than 5,000 miles. In reality, the westward trip to Asia from Europe in the days before the Panama canal, was about 24,000 miles around Cape Horn and then northwest through southern Pacific waters. ' Enroute to what he believed to be the orient, Columbus literally "bumped into" an island in the Bahamas, off Florida, where he made his historic landing on Oct. 12, 1492. It was his belief that he was "somewhere on a small island near Japan or China." The great navigator and seaman did n<jt realize that he had discovered "the new world" until nearly 6-. years later. Origin of the Yard it from rather reli- . able source that our yard as a unit of distance meas- v urement originated as the length of the arm of Henry I of Britain. Information, Please! 1. In what game is the term "melding" used? 2. What is the great vein in our necks called? 3. What poet wrote: "'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?" 4. To what animals do the following names refer: Reynard, Bruin, Leo, Dobbin? 5. What are asteroids? Answers-—1. Pinocle. 2. The jugular Vein. 3. Alfred Lord Tennyson in "In Memoriam." 4. Fox, bear, lion, horse.' 5. Small planets^ revolving around the sun between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. THE DAY'S BOUQUET To MRS. C. H. McNIDER—for receiving statewide recognition for her extraordinary fine services as trustee of the Mason City library. She was selected at the^ Iowa Library association meeting at Des Moines as the trustee to be honored at this year's convention. Did You Know? Today's Birthday The Haskin Service EDITOR'S NOTE: Headers nsinj this service for question of fact—not counsel—should sign full name and address and enclose 3 cents for return postage. Address The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, 310 Eye Street N. E., Washington 2, D. C. Where is Ernie Pyle buried? Correspondent Ernie Pyle is buried in the newly dedicated national cemetery of the Pacific, near Honolulu, Hawaii. Approximately 12,000 men who served in the Pacific area in World war II are buried there. Which states have passed laws controlling the use of television in •dutomobiles?^5uch laws have been passed in about 15 states, including Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota; New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin. These states either feathered, "importunate pilgrims of Manhattan. _ prohibit the operation of a motor Someone on the way home spills a sack of pop-" corn —deliberately—and hours after he has gone the sleepy birds flutter down to collect his contribution. If the pigeons picked a mayor it would be someone unknown to anybody but them. It would be the man with the popcorn. He elects himself. The people themselves—all workmen and jaded playboys who keep a city alive between dawn and dusk—wonder sometimes what they have done to justify belonging to the human race. The pigeons have a simpler ethic. Their loyalty is to the nest and the eggs, not the largest of that strange two-legged opportunist—man. So every blue-gold dawn is a trumpet to a fresh adventure. Whether that adventure lies in old Manhattan or the widening world we work in is another matter. You can take It any way yoa want to, hut you can't pass on the chaos of civilization either tp the pigeons or the sun. The sun has Its own dally responsibility, hnl the pigeons have no sense of guilt; They wing where they wish to the goal set for them hefore they were eggs. By Jimmy Hotlo Story." During the business session it was announced' that Mrs Charles Grippen will direct the first play of the season. Miss Ramona Liesveld HO suffers most from a strike? Is it reported on the progress of the membership drive. the employer, who loses the profits 2 o YEARS AGO The sale of the buildings owned by the Hawk^^ company _ n the southwest section o£ Who's Hurt Worst? W O OCCASIONS" THE WIFE 6ETS EXTRA JACK FROM JOE— f ^ ,,,4-i™ of production fnnmimer who loses consume! , wno loses _ the goods that might have been produced : the city to the Iowa State Brand Creameries, inc., " , i i _!_•_. ____ ___ O _____ __ — ___ ,-.„__! 4^,1 <-,*» l-kT» A 11 n %i U 1 mor»tr- vo/^n i \?f*r* Or it is the worker, who loses his wage? The pay of coal miners, who went on strike Sept. 19, runs around $14 a day. Normally they work a 5-day week, which means a gross income, before deductions for such items as income tax, of around $70 a week. No miner ever counts on working 52 weeks in a year, so part of it must be saved. m Since last June the coal miners have been working a 3-day week, by union edict, was announced today by Allan F Beck, receiver of the Hawkeye concern. The sale of the buildings opens the way for a successful .culmination of Mr. Beck's plans for reorganizing the heavy hardware jobbing business of the Hawkeye Supply company. 30 YEARS AGO Mrs. J. T. Keefer, assisted by Mesdames George Warner, Crawford and Briggs, entertained the members of the Woman's Union of the Congregational church the afternoon of Oct. 3. During the business session a vote of thanks was extended to Mr. Bull, for his splendid and conscientious work in re-decorating the church. The members spent the afternoon In sewing on aprons for the I PICKED UFA FEW EXTRA BUCKS TODAy HON£>; AND THEY'RE ALLYOURS-50 SMACK- EROOS TO SPEND AS YOU SEE FIT-AND DON'T SAY I NEVER GIVE YOU ANV- THIN6- family budgets geared to $70 a week have bazaar A light luncheon was served. had to run on $42. Now income stops. It might be that the coal strike hurts gonieone else worse than the miners and Iheir families, but the point would be hard to prove. 40 YEARS AGO Clear Lake—G. B. Alder pulled and piled his beans a few days ago, later he went to thresh them; beans and vines were all gone and he is wondering who got the beans. Such times. William McGownn did the plumbing act out to Grimm's and Wclker's last week. HE/! YOU STILL 60T THAT FIFTY BUCKS 6AVE YOU"? I FOR6OT THE PAYMENT ON THE CAR-LEMME HAVE IT-I'LL 61VE IT BAC PAYDAY "* NO FOOLIN' UT INVARIABLY EMERGENCY ^BORROWS BACK" SAID DOLk3H JO-6 vehicle equipped with a television receiver in view of the driver, or forbid the installation of a television receiver at a location within the driver's vision. Why do cats wash themselves so often? In the wild state these animals hunted by stealth and it was important that no telltale odor betrayed them. Cleanliness is still an outstanding trait of the cat. Under what conditions may ^2 members of the same family hold permanent positions with the federal government? The civil service act provides that whenever there are 2 members of a family in the public service in the grades (permanent) covered by that act no other member of such family having the same residence shall be eligible to appointment to any of the said grades. If, however, other members of this family are in separate households they" are eligible to appointment. Please give me the area in square miles of the island of Key West, Fla., and the city of Key West. The area of Key West City, Fla., is 4.7 square miles, which includes 4.3 square miles of land and 0.4 square mile of inland water areas. These figures are the same for Key West Island, as the city embraces the entire area. To what religious denomination did Dwight L. Moody belong? Moody was not an ordained minister. He was baptized in the Unitarian church but in early manhood attended and united with the Congregational church in Boston, where according to his statement he was converted. In Chicago ho organized an undenominational church and from that time his work was evangelistic and nonsectarian, although he never severed his connection with the Congregational church. Docs the country of Tibet still exclude foreigners? Tibet still maintains a ban against foreigners even, in the case of representatives of foreign governments. Nepal is the only nation allowed a permanent legation there. Please describe the appearance of the metal uranium. Uranium is white, resembles silver in appearance and, like silver, tarnishes on BRIEN McMAHON, horn Oct. G, 1903, at Norwalk, Conn., as James O'Brien McMahon. Now U. S. senator from Connecticut "> and chairman of the j o i ir-t c o n g r essional committee o n atomic energy, McMahon is ..a graduate of Fordham a n ( d the Yale law school. After S years of law practice he be- camea city judge in Norwalk, then special assistant to Attorney General Homer Curfi- mings. In 1944 McMahon defeated republican Senator Danaher by supporting FDR's foreign policy. Breaking traditions for freshmen senators, he has made his voice heard on congressional issues. He sponsored the idea of the atomic energy committee which he BRIEN McMAHON exposure to the air. It is much heavier than silver, a one-inch cube weighing over a 4 pound. Do sea animals travel widely or are they restricted to certain localities? Only a few animals make use of the entire ocean area. One of these is the sperm whale which has a habit 'of traveling round the world. The albatross, an ocean bird, also travels far. Some ocean fish migrate, spending orte season near shore, another season farther away. Does federal deposit insurance cover checking as well as savings accounts? The checking account in a bank protected by federal deposit insurance is covered as well as the savings account. The limit of coverage is $5,000 in any one bank, regardless of the kind or number of deposits. 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, 1S30, at the postofdce at Mason City, Iowa, under the act o£ March 3, 1879T LEE P. LOOMIS Publisher W. EARL HALL, Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM - - City Editor LLOYD L. GEER Adv. Mgr. Thursday, Oct. 6, 1949 MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS which Is exclusively entitled to use for rcpub- llcatlon of all locnl news printed In thl* newspaper as well as all AP news difc patches. F SUBSCRIPTION RATES ; In Mason City and Clear Lake ' (Carrier Delivery Limits) , One year )13.M One week 4* —WM___ ^ J Outside Mnson City and Clear L»ke Mt Within 100 Miles ot Mason City f By mail 1 year I f.P By mall 8 months 4.W By carrier per week ; •* ' Outside 100 Mile Zone by Mail One year Six Months Three months 1*V

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