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Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, October 3, 1949
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Look Out Below! EDITORIALS ; Long Term Program for ; a Greater Mason City Adequate facilities for an expanding school » population. , A courthouse ample as to size and secure . against fire. More off-street parking space in the downtown ' section. A community center building embracing auditorium and armory. A modernized street-lighting system. - A system of belt-line arterials to relieve downtown traffic. Additional parks, parkways and recreational I facilities, including swimming pools. * A sewerage *nd disposal setup fully ample for "' expanded demands; A home suitable in site and size for the North Iowa Fair. 7 A stream control designed to eliminate our , periodic damage from floods. More industries, particularly of the type employing workers with special skills. A government which joins democracy with economy and efficiency—the city manager plan. A community planning setup to evaluate the • order and the urgency of the items on the long- term program for a greater Mason City. Oklahoma Vote to Remain Dry Comes as a Surprise Y OO ^M Appreciation ___ TTT ^ ^ r , .. ~ ,^,^,4-v.c, nrrr, OsagB Press: It's getting more and more diffi- rpHE Kansas vote of a few months ago cult to acquire a co u ege education. The Univer- -*- for repeal of the state prohibition act sity of New Hampshire this year is offering a xui j/cycai uj. u v course for freshmen in "Football Appreciation." conditioned the nation for a like COU1 se Ot Thg un i vers i ty announcement didn't say _so, bul) action in Oklahoma in the special election this week. But strangely enough this wasn't the result of the Oklahoma election. The margin for a retention of state prohibition was approximately 50,000. Even the drys were surprised by it. The Sooner state now shares with » Mississippi the distinction of being the only - dry states in America. W HAT the factors were that brought about this unexpected outcome in the ;; Oklahoma vote aren't known, at least out" side of Oklahoma. ;' One consideration, it is stated, was the •'• large Indian population. Even drinking '• Oklahomans didn't want the Indians to have too easy access to firewater, it's explained. " During the campaign proponents of re- Deal dubbed Oklahoma "the nation's wettest ly applies to Mr. Truman. The Switzer affair in , „ •, T j. 4. j 4--U™,, Vi-imr, Des Moines is proof of that fact. : •>• state" and urged voters to end their hypo- RED HARVEST Yankee fans in the hot stove league can ponder over what would have happened if Joe DiMaggio had spectated less and played more during the 1949 season. That wife who sued for separate maintenance on her 50th wedding anniversary apparently regarded it as her golden opportunity. IT'S BEEN SAID: Facts are God's arguments; we should be careful never to misunderstand or pervert them.—Tryon Edwards. Thirteen uncles attended a little girl's picnic in Ohio recently. But we're willing to wager there were more ants. Memo to Motorists: Safety is everybody's business because everybody is a potential accident victim. Junior is just a little puzzled by all those reports about reducing the weight of the pound to $2.80. A person is indeed stingy when he won't even pay his respects unless there's something in it for him. Iceland has had only 3 murders in 60 years. But they were cold-blooded, it's to be assumed. Pros and Cons Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges we suspect that the school hopes those who take the football course will continue to be cash customers for life. Taft Shows Courage Knoxville Journal: Senator Taft is approaching his big fight with courage that springs from his deep conviction that the labor unions must permit a measure of control over their far-reaching and vital activities, not only for the best interests of the people generally, but also for the real good of the unions themselves. Britain's Decline Washington Journal: A half century ago the wealth of the British empire was traditional. "There'll always be an England," we heard. Now the mighty Britain has become a second-rate power. Can we be traveling in the same direction? One Master, One Salary Albert Lea Tribune: Something should be done to make sure that in the future nobody in the legislative, or judicial, or executive branch of our government, is paid by anyone else at a time they are hired to serve the government. True to Form Sac Sun: President Harry Truman is truly a Missourian. You've heard the expression, "As stubborn as a Missouri mule." Well, that certain- Observing i. criay. But apparently the appeal fell on deaf ears. TTISTORICALLY Oklahoma's status as a Could Spare Him Very Nicely Washington Journal: Millions of Americans wonder why Paul Robeson doesn't move to Russia where he is the happiest. The Russians would welcome him, and we could spare him very ; Jtl dry state parallels that of Kansas. Ad- nicely " • mitted to the union as the 46th state in • 1907, her state constitution contained a Editorial OT the Day • prohibition provision. • With the. advent of the national pro• hibition amendment in 1919, Oklahoma was • one of the first states to give approval to WANT HEALTH INSURANCE? A RE doctor bills and hospital bills a bogey man to you? Does the thought of them keep you it, with Mississippi in the lead. The vote was unanimous in the senate, 90 to 8 in the lower house. One-after another other states, climaxed from getting proper medical attention when you should have it? When sickness comes, will the charges for a physician's aid and hospital bed wreck your budget and your life savings? There's no reason why they should. And you don't need national health insurance ("socialized" medicine) to protect you, either. Instead, you may , . , . -r r -i . meuiuiue; LU jjiuici;!. JULI, CH.HGI. ±m*\.*.a.<j., j^-^ ".—.7 by her neighboring state, ivansas, nave j oin the Blue cross-Blue Shield voluntary health ; legalized liquor. But not Oklahoma. She 'was " " ,...,. .< „ * • one of the 10 states that failed to ratify the repeal amendment in 1933. rpHE vote this week in Oklahoma recalls • •*- the wisecrack of that state's most il• lustrious native son when asked to explain his state's attitude toward legalized liquor. "We'll have prohibition in Oklahoma as long as our people are able to stagger to the polls," he said. Off the same skein of reasoning is this observation by the leader of the repeal . forces after the election that Oklahoma's ; bootleggers were the "real winners" in the vote. Against this, however, is the promise of • the dry leaders to "rid our state of boot' leggers and the evils of the whisky traffic." The Need for More Bible* ; was gratified to note that plans are being laid to increase the distribution of the Bible in the year ahead. It already is the world's "best seller," of course. Representatives of 20 national Bible groups recently got together and set 35,000,000 copies as their goal for the year. These would include 4,000,000 Bibles, 5,000,000 testaments and 26,000,000 portions of the Scriptures in special publications of various sorts. , It is easy to see reasons for this "extraordinary demand. The war and some post-war conditions presented problems of circulation. There never had been such a stoppage of publication and distribution in the Scripture's history. ToO( there was a record destruction of the Holy Word through nearly a decade. Moreover, there's a growing recognition of the Bible's place in setting right maladjustments that have come during the war and the postwar period. It furnishes the fundamental for building a peaceful world, If there is to be good will among nations and among men no influence will work to this realization more certainly than greater confidence in the Word and more general manifestation of reliance in its teachings. Take Care in October insurance plans during the annual enrollment period, now under way in Worth county. Blue Cross and Blue Shield have many advantages over the proposed government compulsory health insurance plan: L They are voluntary. You may join if you like, but nobody is going to force you to do it. 2. They are available now, to give you protection now—whereas the government plan may not be perfected for years, if ever. 3. They cost little. Only a small monthly payment will take care of your doctor and hospital bills. When you join Blue Cross-Blue Shield, you know your money is paying for health insurance, not for some big administrative government bureau. Blue Cross-Blue Shield are a non-profit plan, backed by doctors and hospitals, providing co-operative sharing of medical expense among members. Anyone who wants to insure himself and his family NOW against backbreaking doctor and hospital bills should join Blue Cross-Blue Shield. Anyone who fears the increasing encroachment of government upon free enterprise can help halt this movement in health services by actively supporting the Blue Cross-Blue Shield plan. Do You Remember? 10 YEARS AGO Fred Wall was re-elected president of the Mason City Bowling league last evening, as the local loop held its first business session of the season. Leo Davey was named vice president and Hans G. Pusch secretary, also succeeding themselves in office W. P. Tyler was elected treasurer. A 16- team league season will open Oct. 9. 20 YEARS AGO Realization of an ambitious dream of North Iowa sportsmen for a fish nursery pond 2 miles northeast of Clear Lake appeared to be at hand yesterday afternoon following a visit and a general indorsement of the project by Gov. John Hammill. There was a suggestion that backers of the project select a committee, and on motion of Charles Crane of Clear Lake, E. G. Rich, E. B. Stillman, Ray Sandry, Harry Freeman, Chet Stevens, H. H. Shepard and Frank C. Goodman were chosen to prepare a proposition for submission to the governor and his associates. 30 YEARS AGO Mrs. A. J. Cleaves of Waukon, passed through the city yesterday, enrome to Garner. Mrs. Cleaves who will be remembered by many as having managed the Lake Shore hotel at CJear Lake with her husband for many years, as well as a pioneer rcai- Britons on Freedom N OT all Britons are sold on the "welfare state." A good many are looking askance at the towering deficits which the socialist labor government is piling up. Wrote one g uch—Herbert Casson—recently: The power to choose the work I do, To grow and have the larger view, To know and feel that I am free, To stand erect, not bow the knee. To be no chattel of the State. To be the master of my fate, To fear no risk, to lose, to win, To make my own career begin, To serve the world in my own way, To gain in wisdom, day by day. With hope and zest to climb to rise, I call that Private Enterprise. This recalls the verse of another British- i- r «^ o I^TIO- +ITYIA son ami won hii husband for many years, as well as a pioneer rcai- er who lived a long time ago ana won nis dent of tha( . dty and Garneri has sold the Ala _ •wisdom in the school of hard knocks. He rnakee hotel at Waukon to L. A. Johnson of Clear •^ w t__ r~«i__ ill _— — I-—. L —._ t_ _ _j. _ !« 1\/Trt.-<A*-i /"^ I f-1» 4 M wrote: "What we have we prize not; but lost, we know its value." His name was William Shakespeare, and Britain will be proud of his work long af- their"kind. Those "present were the Misses Wilma A it, ,,rv, QO n f Ai-rW Hrinna and Bevin Craft, Florence Kidd, Beatrice Clark, Eloiso Dakc, t«r the names of Attlec, unpps ana rsevm Ruth ' WilliflmSi Estelle M aschmeycr, Lucille Bab- have been forgotten. To Your Health! By Herman N. Bundesen, M. D. INFECTION FROM TEETH W HEN any part of the body is infected with germs, there is always danger that these germs or their poisons may be carried by the blood to other parts of the body where they may do infinitely more harm than in their original location. In young persons, the most common site of such infections is the tonsils, and in the older persons, the teeth. Such a focus of infection may also be located in the sinuses connected with the nose, in structures connected with the urinary tract, the gallbladder or the appendix. The germs usually responsible are streptococcus or staphylococcus DR. BUNDESEN and pneumococcus. These foci of infection may have manifold effects. It is thought that they play a part in the production of arthritis or inflammation of the joints, in neuralgia of the face and arms, muscle inflammation, kidney inflammation, disturbances of the eyes, a skin disease called erythema nodo- sum, and blood clot formations in the veins. In persons suffering from these disorders, a search should be made for such foci of infection, which, if found, should be eliminated, either by medical treatment or by operation when necessary. So many older persons have retractions of the gums, pockets around the teeth, and fragments of roots of teeth, that it is important in the disorders mentioned that the teeth be given careful study. If any are found which could be a source of infection, they should be removed. It is true that many apparently healthy persons have teeth infections which for long periods do not seem to produce any ill effects. Nevertheless, any tooth which is questionably or definitely involved should be taken out. The dangers of extraction of infected teeth have been largely eliminated through the use of the sulfonamide drugs and penicillin prior to the extraction. However, these operations are usually not advisable during the poliomyelitis season because of the danger of a severe form of the disease developing. v Of course no tooth should be needlessly sacrificed, but since infected teeth may cause serious damage to vital structures, there should be no hesitancy in eliminating them. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS J. L. Y.: What causes bright red splotches to occur on my hands without any bruise or hurt? They appear suddenly, then fade into purple, then to brown and remain so. Answer: The cause of this condition cannot be determined without a thorough examination. The spots may be due to a condition known as purpura, which is bleeding into the skin. On the other hand, the disorder may be due to some condition of the skin of the hands. They'll Do It Every Time Roving Reporter By Hal Boyle COLORED TELEVISION ELUSIVE •pASSAIC, N. J., (AP)—A video pioneer says k hope it will cause all of us • to exercise just a mite more care at the wheel of our cars to,reflect on the fact that October is a leader in the matter of traffic deaths. Why is this true? It's explained this way: Early evening darkness, with traffic volume nearly equal to the summer months. Other reasons are travel to school, hunting travel, after-football-game celebrations, -wet leaves and autumn rains making the pavement slippery. So, in the light of all this, let's remember that Black October is just around the corner, that autumn accidents can be avoided if motorists will recognize the hazards and drive accordingly. Noah Faced It Too Incomparable Autumn . confess that even In my own home there's a division of opinion on the subject but it's my deep-seated conviction that autumn is the one finest season^ of the year. Autumn is a mood, a discovery, a remembrance. Autumn is, a wanton, a spendthrift, a trouba- dore. The oak and the maple and the sumac clothed in glory and au- f tumn's most lavish expression. But there are other sights and sounds. The sudden appearance of blackbirds in flights, the lone apple falling, the pumpkin brightening on the vine. To those responsive to nature, life might be measured by the autumns they have known. If they are old they hoard their autumns carefully, marking each one as an added gift of grace, silent now before their autumns, more aware of the transient splen- •" dor, likening themselves to autumn and wishing, too, that they might greet the winter of their days with a gesture of such splendor. If they are young, autumn is a wonder to be savored to the full. Eagerly they welcome it mindful of the color and the beauty. Autumn is now, not yesterday or tomorrow. .Look out the window. Autumn is here! Information, Please! 1. What is the longest river in Canada? 2. Do monkeys grow 2 sets of teeth like humans? 3. What is a "wolf in sheep's clothing?" 4. What English tea merchant tried again and again to win the American yachting cup? 5. What is the correct pronunciation of "ad" dress?" Answers—1. The Mackenzie. 2. Yes. 3. A dangerous person who appears harmless. 4. Sir Thomas Lipton. 5. With the accent on the 2nd syllable. THE DAY'S BOUQUET it will probably be at least a decade before you can have rainbows in your living room. To M. L. "LARRY" MASON"— pass along this rhymed for his election as president of 'contribution from "Rusty" the 12th Judicial District Bar as. „ merely to indicate that the sociation. For many years Cerro "I figure color television is stiil 10 to 20 years parking problem isn't something Gordo county attorney but now away," said Dr. Allen B. Du Mont, one of the tha t came into being only yester- retired from politics, his election "Big 3" TV manufacturers. day: indicates that the Mason Cityan W hen No ah saii«a the waters blue is admired and respected by the He had his troubles same as you; legal fraternity outside his own For forty d.ys he steered tb e _Ark immediate community. The federal communications commission is currently holding hearings on whether to authorize color telecasts. "I think the FCC will postpone the thing until it has something decent to go ahead with," said Du Mont. "There has been no real change in either the CBS or RCA systems in the last 3 years. "We are experimenting with half a dozen methods ourselves, but you can't make a foolproof color system overnight. And there just isn't a system ready yet that is commercially feasible." The FCC announced in advance of its hearings that it wouldn't approve any color sys- BOYLE tern that would make television sets now on the market obsolete. Du Mont believes that by 1953 there will be 13,500,000 video boxes in use, 1,000 TV stations on the air, and some 950,000 persons in the mushrooming new industry. The stocky, 48-year-old scientist-turned-businessman began at the bottom. In 1931 the young inventor made the biggest decision of his life— "to be my own boss." He began turning out cathode-ray tubes in a remodeled garage. "pur sales for the first year totaled exactly §30, he recalled, "and we lost money for 6 straight years." But by 1941 the firm had an annual gross of $600,000. In 1948 it had grown to $27,000,000, and this year Du Mont expects it will reach $45,000,000 to $50,000,000. He has his own television network now and just this week dedicated a S2,000,- 000 plant at East Paterson, N. J., capable of turning out a TV set every 20 seconds. Du Mont has patented more than 50 inventions himself and still tinkers a couple of hours a day with some 60 TV sets he has set up in a laboratory near his home. "I used to keep them in the house, but my wife screamed so much I had to move them out to a lab," he said. He feels that radio will soon be secondary to television and believes this is already true in the larger cities. And he stubbornly contests the contention by some that radio will retain its dominance during daytime hours. "We already hnve a bigger audience on some of our daytime TV programs than competing radio stations," he said. "A. woman can stll! do her sewing and watch a television program. 1 doubt, anyway, that most housewives keep on the go from 7 o'clock In the morning to 7 at night. At least the ones I know don't." And maybe nn Mont doesn't either. He has a television screen built Into the wall of his office. The tuning knobs are In a drawer In his desk. "I like to peek at the afternoon ball games now and then," he grinned. Before he found a place to park. Do You Know? Today's Birthday The Haskin Service EDITOR'S NOTE: Readers using this service for question o! fact—not counsel—should sign full name and address and enclose 3 cents for return postage. Address The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bnreao, 310 Eye Street N. E., \A'ashington 2, D. C. By Jimmy Hatlo T?ORMAT SMELLED A PROMOTION, ^ FOR HE WAS NEXT IN LINE WHEN <3IMLET, THE <3UV OVER HIM, DECIDED TO RESIGN *• PRAY TELL, DID JUSTICE TRIUMPH ? * WHO ARE you TRVING TO KID? WHAT? DORMAT DIDN'T GET THE JOB?OH,YES— LIKE FUN HE DID? TVE GIVEN ITA LOT OF THOUSHT/ .T.B. MY DECISION IS FINAL. PLEASE ACCEPT MV RESIGNATION, I'VE GOT TO MOVE ID A WARMER CLIMATE ON ACCOUNT OF /AV WIFE'S CHILBLAINS DORMAT-THIS IS HERKIMB? HOTSHOT 1 WHO PUT THE UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE CO. ON ITS FEET. WE'RE BRINGING HIM OVER TO TAKE GUFFfe JOB! SO >t>U BETTER GET HOT AND GIVE HIM J EVERy COOPERATION "•HE'LL MAKE THINGS HUM AROUND HERE! Lake. She will make her home in Mason City in the near future. 40 YEARS AGO The S. S. S. club enjoyed a theater party at the Wilson last evening. They occupied a row down stairs and were one of the merriest crowds of cock, and Vera Finley. Does a , chameleon really take on the color of its background? The belief that a chameleon takes on the color of the object on which it rests is a fallacy. Its striking color changes occur in response to its emotions, excitement, anger or fear. Its color is also affected by the surrounding temperature. What is the highest successful parachute jump on record? Lt. Col. William R. Lovelace made a parachute jump from 40,200 feet on June 24, 1943, near Euphrates, Wash., to test oxygen equipment for parachutists. On Aug. 9, 1948, Clifton Cheshire is reported to have made a new free parachute record at Conroe, Tex. He fell 21,600 feet. Please give a description of Patrick Henry. Although some- . what over average in height, Patrick Henry was less than 6 feet tall. He appeared stooped except while speaking. His hair was black, his complexion dark and his eyes so deep set that although blue they often appeared to be black. He began to lose his hair early, but he always wore a black wig. How many Civi^ war veterans- are living today? According to a recent estimate there are 68 Civil war veterans still living today— 38 confederate and 30 union veterans. Do Indians walk with feet pointed straight ahead? "We are informed by the bureau of American Ethnology that in the majority of instances the American Indians walk with their feet pointed straight ahead. Who was "Dado's command" in whose honor a monument is erected to the left of the gate to the military cemetery at West Point? "Bade monument" was erected to the memory of Maj. Dade and his little command which was massacred in the Seminole war on Dec. 28, 1835, in Florida. The monument is also a tribute to those men, especially West Point graduates, who gave their lives in order to improve the methods of warfare in the early days of the republic. What per cent of the members of the United States armed forces in World war n were actually in armed conflict? The number of persons, male and female, who served in World war II from Nov. 1, 1940, to Aug. 31, 1945, was 10,730,000. It is not possible to tell how many of these actually served in armed combat. Between Dec. 1, 1941, and Aug. 31, 1945, there were 7,300,000 who served overseas. Is there a record of a perfect game bowled In duck pins? No one has ever bowled a perfect 300 game in duck (hard) pins. There have been a number of 300 bowlers in big pins. Is there any limit lo the amount a candidate for congress may FABIEN SEVITZKY, born Sept. 30, 1893, at Vyshnii Volochek near Moscow, as Fabien Koussevit- sky, scion of a famous musical family. Musical director and conductor of the Indianapolis Symphony orchestra since 1937, he had shortened his name early in his career to avoid confusion .~,r-v, rrwi-r-Tfv with that of his FABIEN SEVITZKY uncle Sergei Koussevitsky. He began his musical education as a boy in St. Petersburg and became a master of the double bass and a composer for that instrument. He has been guest conductor of the Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Warsaw, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Washington orchestras. He is a champion of American composers. spend for election purposes? There is no limit on expenditure in a primary campaign for candidates for party nomination as candidates for congress. However, in a general election, the nominees are restricted to an expenditure of $5,000 for representatives and $25,000 for senators. How many newspapers does the average family read every day? Surveys made a few years ago showed that the average city family reads about 14 newspapers a day. This was in the ratio of al- , most 3 evening to 2 morning papers. What is Cayenne pepper? Cayenne pepper is the ground dried fruit of a long slender form of a hot "red pepper." It is named for a city in French Guiana, South America. It was probably taken by Spanish or Italian explorers to Asia and hence reintrodueed into America. Mason City Globe-Gaxetta An A. W. LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by the GLOBE-GAZETTE PUBLISHING COMPANY 121-133 East State St. Telephone WW Entered as second class matter. April 12. 1930, at tho postoUice at Maion City, Iowa, under the act of March S, 1879. LEE P. LOOMIS Publisher W. EARL HALL, Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM - - City Editor LLOYD L. GEER Adv. Mgr. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS which Is exclusively entitled to use for «pub- licatlon of all local news printed in thta newspaper as well a* all AP n«wt dto* patches. SUBSCRIPTION RATES In Mason City and Clear L«k« (Carrier Delivery UmlU) One year $1J."» One week 3* Outside Mason City and Clear Laki to* Within 100 Miles of Mason City By mail 1 year % ••{• By mnll 8 months *-JJ By carrier per week * Outside 100 Mlla Zon* by Mall Ono year ' Six months Thrca month* ** V

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