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EDITORIALS Prophecy: A Distinguished Child Is About to Be Born! O N one day or night this month, a baby with an unusual distinction is going to be born in the United States. That distinction is that the child—boy or girl—will be the 150,000,000th resident of the United States. On Aug. 1, according to census bureau estimates, the American population stood at 149,452,000, an increase of 237,000 over the July Look Out Below! DIMINISHING STOCKPILE IT'S BEEN SAID: Democracy has not failed; the intelligence of the race has failed before the problems the race has raised. — Robert M. Hutchins. Belatedly the people of America are waking 1 to the fact that something for nothing isn't possible, despite the promises of politicians. The report that vacuum sales are increasing . makes it almost compulsory to observe that their business is picking up. Many a man would love his work if only his wife were satisfied with the pay envelope that goes with it. There's plenty of room at the top. You have to 1 estimate. Our population is in- push through the crowd at the bottom of the lad- creasing at the rate of 7,645 a day. ' . ., , , . , Memo to Motorists: Careful habits are the sur- this rate, it has been determined, At this rate, the nation's population will reach the 150 million mark on Oct. 11. Parents of any-child born on, or even near, that date will be within their rights in claiming this distinction for their own. One thing for sure is that nobody can disprove their claim even though they may never be able to back it up with documentary evidence. A LTHOUGH short-range predictions like **• this one can't be far wrong, long-range population forecasts have proved to be about as inaccurate as the political polls were last November. A life insurance company prediction in est road to safety and happiness. It won't be long now before the kids get their ears clean bobbing for apples. When scantier bathing suits are made, there will be girls to wear 'em. Pros and Cons Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges Canceled Expedition Boone News-Republican: The canceling of the U S navy expedition to the Antarctic which Ad' mirai Richard E. Byrd was to head, is something of a mystery. Of course Admiral Byrds brother, Harry, is a critic of the present administration. Double Taxation . ' Clear Lake Mirror: This country is plagued with special taxation and double taxation of many kinds The retail excises are conspicuous examples. . -1 JVlIlUOt i llC iCtdlJ. C.%V,AOV-u U.L v. •*»«•..— ! 1931 set this country's maximum popula- They sh ould be_repealed, now that the emergency tion at 148,000,000, to be reached in 1970. Another authority predicted in 1934 that the maximum would be reached in 1948, when there would be 132,000,000 of us. On the other hand, 2 Johns Hopkins university professors, Pearl and Reed, made an amazingly accurate forecast back in 1921. They put the population in I960 at 148,678,000. It will be a long time, however, before another of their predictions can be checked: A maximum population of 196,681,000 reached in 2100. The 1947 census bureau forecast was for 163,312,000 in the year 2000, based on the assumptions of medium fertility and mortality and of no immigration. T HE estimated population of August 1 represents an increase of 17,782,000, or 13.5 per cent, over the 131,669,275 persons actually counted on April 1, 1940, the date of the last census. This gain is almost twice that of the 1930-1940 decade. The population in 1940 was 33l/ 2 times greater than the 3,929,214 persons counted in the first census, taken in 1790. The 50-million mark was passed in the 1880 census, the 75-million in 1900 and the 100 million in 1920. It was in this latter year that the urban population for the first time exceeded that of the rural, accounting for 51.2 per cent of the population. By 1940 the urban population had risen to 56.5 per cent, and a 1947 estimate gave the urban areas 59 per cent. Back in 1880 only 28.2 per cent of the population were urban dwellers. T HE wartime resurgence in the birth rate is largely responsible for the sharp rise in the rate of increase this decade. The birth rate rose from 18.9 per 1,000 population in 1940 to a high of 27.9 in 1947. It is now 25.1. that led to their creation is over. Security in Old Age Waterloo Courier: If the American people want to take care of their old age through group effort rather than through individual saving, an expansion of the social security system is the sound and safe way to do it. More Production Council Bluffs Nonpareil: British labor party leaders are telling British workers that the only way they can raise living standards is by being more productive. For once they are right. Dependence on Government Atlantic News Telegraph: It is barely possible that there wouldn't be so many jobless if some of the unemployed were not sure that the government would take care of them. Horse Sense . , Hampton Chronicle: Yes, there is just as much horse sense as there ever was, but the horses seem to have it, and you know horses are getting mighty scarce these days, too. Perfect Vacuum , . . Swea City Herald: The perfect vacuum, which scientists have never been able to create, can be found in the head of many a motorist now using our highways! Middle of Road Safest Washington Journal: Better not condemn either the progressive or the conservatives. We need both. But the pathway in between is generally the safest. No More Early Settlers Dubuque Telegraph-Herald: This generation is reported much slower at paying bills than last. There are no more early settlers. '•&£&*&*-^j^^%^yr': Observing Don't in of To Your Health! By Herman N. Bundesen, M. D. TOT WITH WHOOPING COUGH rHOOPING cough is a dangerous disease, par- w age. ticularly • in children less than two years of the Just Imagination Estherville News: Most of the things we woriy about don't exist. Editorial of the Day BEAUTIFUL IOWA TTiMMETSBURG REPORTER: Iowa has more Jif than 75 state parks and reserves, state monuments wayside parks, and' forest areas. These pTrk and Recreational areas, with their forts, their hollows and bridges, their caves and ledges and dens, almost defy classification Indeed, much of the nterest in their beauty and grandeur lies m the fact that each is different from the others. To visit historic old Fort Atkinson, to search for deer elk, or buffalo bones in Boneyard Hollow, to sel the grandeur of the Natural Bridge, stimulates a desire for further exploration. One wonders what he would see at the Ledges at the Palisades, at Pilot Knob, or at Wild Cat Den He wonders if Clear Lake is really clear, if Wall Lake is walled, if Storm Lake is rough and if Twin Lakes are of the same age and approximately the same size and contour. Was Lost Is" Round Lake circular? Immigration, Which all but stopped af- lan | omSet?Io wa K parks ^rTprh^rfly historic, some increased -between 1940 and 1949 are me morial. Some are recreational, while others person per 1,000 popula- ^^^'^-=^^11 Starting gradually with symptoms much like those of an ordinary cold, it steadily grows worse until the typical whoop develops. Coughing attacks are severe and are often followed by vomiting. After a week or so of this, the child is not only exhausted from the repeated coughing but weakened by poor nutrition. Until now we have had no specific treatment for this disease, though streptomycin has been used with benefit in many instances, and penicillin has proved a great boon in checking the pneumonia which is one of DK. BUNDESEN the most dangerous complications of whooping cough. Recently, one of the newer antibiotics—auieo- mycin—has been tried in the treatment of whooping cough. Aureomycin has the advantage in that it may be administered by mouth. Before trying the aureomycin in human beings, it was used in animals infected with whooping cough. It was shown that m these animals the aureomycin delayed the time of death in many instances and in some cases prevented the death of thS Following these experiments, the aureomycin was used in the treatment of 20 patients with whooping cough. The results obtained were compared with those in a larger group of patients treated in other ways. It was found, in general, that this treatment shortened the course of the disease. In cases treated early, the results were dramatic, in that complete recovery followed a few days of treatment, and in all instances there was a gradual lessening of the number and severity of the cough- ng attacks. In no case was there any reaction to thl treatment. It was particularly noted that coughing at night was rapidly overcome by the aureomycin. Vomiting was also checked. Although these results indicate that aureomycin may have a great deal of value in the treatment of whooping cough, it must be tried out in a larger number of cases before its exact benefits may be determined. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS L. K.: For the past three years I have been Roving Reporter By Hal Boyle THE AGELESS BILLIE BURKE N EW YORK, (AP)—Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke is an ageless girl. She starred back in 1907 with the late John Drew, played Ophelia to John Barrymore's Hamlet, spent 18 glittering years as - the wife of Flo Ziegfeld, and ;<has acted in more than 100 motion pictures. Yet this week this busy lass of 64 years spent 4 minutes smooching with 37-year- old Milt Berlinger. M. W. E. A. B. is better j known, of course, as Billie &TV'Burke, and Berlinger is rec- HAI.BOYLK ognizable to many video viewers as Milton Berle. , Miss Burke is a living link between the great theater of the past and today's television camera. Her memories go way back —but no one gets a bigger kick out of living in the present. . I went over the other day to interview her at Sardi's restaurant, and it was like balking to a restless greyhound. She was all over the place. On the screen Billie is famous for playing the role of a silly, flattery woman. But in real life she doesn't flutter—she vibrates. She burrowed for a moment in a huge lettuce salad. She said she'd just finished "And Baby Makes 3" for Columbia pictures, and now was looking for a Broadway play. Then she saw Producer John Golden and Lose on Arm! commend to all farm readers the "Save-an-Arm" campaign now under way Iowa under the chairmanship J. S. Russell. Last year an estimated total of 434 cornpicker accidents occurred in Iowa. Norval Wardle, Iowa State college farm safety specialist and secretary of the state farm safety committee, says that unsafe methods of operation caused pO per cent of these 1948 corn harvesting accidents. "A lot of farmers may have to do their work with one arm after this season unless they are willing to observe some pretty simple but important safety rules," Russell pointed out. "Most farmers know better than to leave the power on while they unclog the picker but the man who does it runs a chance of not coming through the season all in. one piece. "This season probably will be a bad one for operating pickers because of the corn borer damage and the down corn in many fields. "That's all the more reason to exercise more than ordinary precautions this fall. _ "lowans can make the 'Save- an-Arm' campaign a success if •they will all work together to everlastingly remind every man who operates a picker that he just can't afford to take a chance. ' The late Ward Barnes campaigned so effectively through his newspaper at Eagle Grove that the accident rate in Wright county was reduced to just about nothing. It's hoped that a similar crusade on the statewide dimension will save many an arm— and at least a few lives. About Mutilating Coins understand that although Hhe mutilating or lightening of United States coins is forbidden by statute, total destruction of the coins by their owners is legally permissible. The point is that a coin made imperfect must not be continued in circulation. Whot Our Auto* Most Ne«d asked a veteran automobile man the other day what in his opinion was the one feature of the automobile which had made the slowed progress since the turn of the century when he was identified with the manufacture of a car long since abandoned. We were riding along together on a country road. "You're hearing it right now," he replied. >* I thought he meant the motet. But that wasn't it. His reference was to the roar or the wind in the car's little side ventilating windows. "If our automotive people had used half as much ingenuity _ in the development of a ventilating system as in the development of the motor, springs, tires and other parts 6£ the automobile," he added, "we wouldn't have to be raising our voices to be heard." Since that little chat I've done a good deal of thinking about ,the subject discussed. And I'm not sure but what my automobile friend is right. At any rate, I'm passing the idear-» along to the automotive industry ' for what it's worth. , The Power of Truth ; am indebted to Pliny A. Wiley of Wichita, Kans., for this verse contribution on the compelling force of truth: He who hai a truth but seals it Bars another from his rl(ht. He who havinr truth reveals it Is a bearer ol the lljht. He who has the troth and lives it Is a volume all may read. He who has <the truth and fives SI, Plants immortal, florlons seed. To Washington treat truths were jlvea •Which he shared an,d these we prize: And Lincoln when our land was riven, Imparted truth which never diet. To Edison the revelation Of truth was in electric litht. To every land and every nation He gave that truth which conquered night. Into Your hand, my friend, and min«, God cave a measure of His truth. Let us impart this trnth divine With i enerous heart to ajed and youth. Information, Please! 1 Who was Xantippe, and for what was she noted? 2. Who wrote "East is east, and west is west, and never the twain shall meot?" 3. Who wrote "Main Street?" 4. What class of law suits are tried in an appelate court? 5. How many living ex- presidents are there? Answers—1. Wife of Socrates; for her bad temper. 2. Rudyard Kipling. 3. Sinclair Lewis. 4. Those that already have been tried in in some lower court. 5. One, Herbert Hoover. THE DAY'S BOUQUET To THE REV. R. L. WILLIAMS AND CLIFFORD H. BEEM—for being elected, respectively, presi* dent of the northeast Iowa conference of Christian churches and governor of the laymen's leagua of the Christian church for the northeast Iowa district. This places leadership of activities of this church body in this area largely in the hands of members of the Mason City congregation. Did You Know? The Haskin Service Toddy's Birthday EDITOR'S NOTE: Keaiers using thi« Btrvloe for question of f.ot-not coun- sel—«hould il(n ln» name »nd »ddre»« »nd enelo»« 3 cent* for return P°«"' e Address The Mnon City O !ob '-. G " et * e Information Bnrem. 316 Eye Street N. E., Washinilon 2, D. C. What is the origin of the term "third degree?" The term "third degree" was originally a slang expression in the United States but is now in common use in this country and Great Britain. The phrase is believed to have been suggested by the degree of Master Mason, which is the third Masonic degree and is conferred with considerable ceremony. Is the use of chewing tobacco increasing or decreasing in the United States? The manufacture men sue saw JTIUUUCCI. «,«»« «»««~« — of chewing tobacco in the year whipped over to his table, had a few bites ending £^19*9, ^»£g thus far in this century. sessions of the assembly of ter 1920, from less than fcion to about 2%. Forty years ago 14.7 per ££ « 'memorial/recreational or g^f^^f cent Of the population was foreign born ; in as well. Fort Atkinson and Fort; Def janceare c e ^ 1940 only 8.8 per cent. A third factor in the population rise is a decrease in the death rate: From 10.7 per 1,000 population in 1940 to 9.7 this year. Our population is aging. Tn 1800 the median age was 16 years. This means that half of the entire population was younger, half older, than 16. In 1940, according to the census bureau, the median age was 29. And the forecast is for 31^ in 1955, and 37i/> in tile year 2000. In 1940 South Carolina had the lowest median age, 22; California's 33 was the highest. lv Historic" an^"withoi\t attempting niceties in cCmcS&n, Lewis and' Clark, Dolliver Memorial Lacev-Keosauqua, Palisades-Kepler, i^epiey, TheodSl F. Clark, Ambrose A. Call, Pammel, and Bixby each have human associations which may justify their being called memorial parks. Do You Remember? The Right to KNOW T HE one most important fact to bear in mind in connection with National Newspaper week now being observed in America is this: Freedom of the press is a PEOPLE'S RIGHT, not merely a newspaper privilege. The right of a newspaper to PRINT the truth bottoms on the right of the people to KNOW the truth. "Freedom goes where the newspaper eoes" the slogan for this year's observance, has had repeated confirmation and verification in history. 10 LaLois Hem was elected leader of Sacaiawea patrol of Girl Scout troop No. 1 which held the first meeting of the year at ^umor h>gh school last evening with Mrs. Merle Grodland m charge Rose Marie Woodstock is assistant leader Janet butcher is leader of Chippewa patrol with VfrginS Fankell assistant and Marcia Ashland of Nightingale with Dorothy Crane, assistant. 20 Srt G S eotg G e°Willis Hill, 119 Fifth street northwest entertained 44 women at a bridge luncheon yesterday held at the Colonial Following he luncheon the company played bridge at 11 tables. Mrs J C. Amen won the prize for high score, and Mrs Clyde C. Carrick won second prize. Mis MUr toJ Wimmer was low. An out of town guest was Mrs.'Tom Alexander of,Los Angeles. catching" colds "frequently. What would you ad- V1S< Answer A person who has repeated colds should have a careful examination by a physician to make sure there is no abnormal condition present in the nose, throat or sinuses. It is also important that you build up your general resistance by getting plenty of sunshine and fresh air, rest, and a well-balanced diet. It is advisable to take three teaspoonfuls of cod-liver oil daily, and to drink from four to six glassfuls of fluid daily. Recently, a vaccine, given either by mouth or by injections, has been found helpful m preventing colds, or at least in making them milder, m over ten per cent of the cases in which it has • been used. They'll Do It Every Time there, and whipped back. "I can't find the right kind of play, she said. "I don't want to play a crude, low woman, but it seems like only plays about thwarted, frustrated people are popular now. Failure isn't part of my philosophy." A press agent came over to ask if she'd pose for pictures illustrating an article on geriatrics, the science of old age. "No," she said definitely, "that's not for me." Suddenly she remembered she had to go to a studio to pose with Milton Berle for some theater magazine photos. "Hope you won't mind," she said, putting her arm in mine and'lifting her cornflower blue eyes. At the studio, Eerie showed up drowsy-eyed and puffing a long cigar. For 4 minutes he kissed and clowned with Billie as the photographer, using 3 cameras in relays, clicked off 48 shots. By Jimmy Hotlp fc-^ MAKE A PAYMENT ON A SILL— WHO'LL TAKE YOUR DOU6H?TH£ OFFICE BOY THE PRESIDENT-IN FACT, EVERYBODY WILL! [SuTSOTOTHE SAME OUTFIT-THEY OWE , >i>U SOME DOU6H-WHO PAYS IT? YOU CAN ASK'EM, SUIT NOBODY SEEMS TO KNOW] Cityans were 30 YEARS AGO A good sized number of Mason among the thousands who packed Charley Co- mTskey's baseball palace in Chicago this afternoon to see the White Sox and the Reds mix in the third game of the 1919 World Series. The local Sen who steamed out of here on the Northwestern last night bound for the games were ME Ferguson Harvey Bryant, Fred Blake, Fred Duff ield, Fred Craven, Leo Davey, Harold Bull, John Ser.- neff Sr., W. L. Bliss, R. G. Clough, E. G. Dunn, Oliver Stone, Col. T. A. Potter, B. C. Way, and J. F. Shaible. 40 YEARS AGO The C. W. B. M. of the Disciple church met It was true in Hitler's Germany, it was -—^—^^e-paViors of the church true in Mussolini's Italy, it was—and IS— J the Insta iiation of officers and for a short busi-. ue S Stalin', communistic RUSSJ* JfS^S M^'^« And it could—though we don't think it " "H M r. F. C. Goodman; treasurer, Mrg. G. •ver will—happen in America. T. Elsham and secretary, Mrs. Mark Geeting. COLLECTIONS THIS WAY, SIR! THANK '- 'MUCH/ ; BUD! NO BILLS flSlD WITHOUT AN O.K. FRWTHE PURCHASING DOWN THE Do sessions or tne assembly the United Nations open with prayer? Since so many religious faiths are represented by delegates to the United Nations, all reference to religion has been omitted from the opening sessions of the United Nations assembly. Do racial limitations apply to the naturalization of persons who have served honorably in our armed forces? The racial limitations of the general naturalization law apply to these as well as to all other aliens. This means that applicants cannot be naturalized unless they come within one of the following classes of persons: White persons; persons of African nativity or descent; persons who are descendants of races native to North or South America; Chinese persons or persons of Chinese descent; persons of races native to India; persons of races native to the Philippine Islands. What Is the origin of the expression Hcbion's choice? A Cambridge-London carrier, Thomas Hobson (1544-1630), when letting his horses on hire refused to allow any animal to leave the stable out of its turn. The expression means, "this or nothing." Which states have the highest per capita income? New York. Illinois, Montana, Delaware, Nevada, Connecticut, New Jersey, California and the District of Columbia had a per capita income in 1948 of more than $1,600. When did John Brown first become known as John Brown the Shepherd? On Jan. 18, 1839, John Brown made a purchase of 10 Saxony sheep for $130. According to entries in his diary, other purchases of sheep followed. He seems to have taken them from West Hartford, Conn., where they •were purchased to Albany, N. Y., by boat and to have driven them thence to Ohio. How long have white center lines on highways been in use? The white center line on highways was originated in 1911 by Edward N. Hines, a road commissioner of Wayne county, Michigan. What degrees in Masonry were taken by Franklin D. ARTHUR MELANCTOON HOPKINS, born Oct. 4, 1878, in Cleveland, Ohio, son of a Welshman. This theatrical producer who has become a Broadway 'institution started as newspaper man in St. Paul and Cleveland. He was credited " with the scoop that identified President M^ r Kinley's assassin. After a fling at vaudeville press agen- try, and as a booker and writer of acts, he staged his first Broadway production in 1913. Since then, close to 100 shows have had the blessing, "Arthur Hopkins presents." He introduced plays by Eugene O'Neill, Maxwell Anderson and Philip Barry, has written, his own and authored 3 books. ARTHUR HOPKINS Franklin D. Roosevelt was a member of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, receiving the degrees of the rite, from the 4th to the 32nd, inclusive, in Albany, N. Y., in February, 1929. He was a member of Holland lodge, No. 8, F. & A. M., of New York City. Where in the United States was the largest gold nugget found and^ what was its size? Apparently the answer to the question depends upon the definition of "nugget." According to the records of the Smithsonian Institution, the largest gold nugget in the United States was found at the" Reid mine, Cabarrus county, North Carolina, in 1896. The nugget weighed 28 pounds, including 3 pounds of quartz. Other authorities list larger "nuggets." 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, 1330, at the postoffice at Mason City, Iowa, under the act of March ,3. 1879. LEE P. LOOMIS Publisher W. EARL, HALL, Managing Editor 1 ENOCH A. NOREM - - City Editor LLOYD L. GEER Adv. M*r. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 1949 MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS wWch Is exclusively entitled to use for repub- Itcatlon of all local newf printed In *» newspaper as well as all AP newf <0*patches. SUBSCRIPTION RATES In Mason City and Clear Lik« (Canter Delivery Limits) •• One year $!*• One. week 9 Out«id« Mason City and Clear t**f Within 100 Miles of Mason Ctty By mall 1 year By mail (5 months By carrier per week **•!?><( *•« ~ Outside 100 Mil* Zone by M«0 One year Six Monthi Three months *

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