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Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, September 26, 1949
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EDITORIALS Iowa Is the Bright Spot on Nation's Business Look Out Below! HOPEFUL CHANNEL SWIMMER There would be more harmony in this old world of ours if there weren't so many people who regard a compromise as a chance for the other fellow to surrender. I NCOME which reached the individual lowan's pocketbook last year gained more than the income derived by individuals of any other state, according to the Iowa development commission in a statistical report. It is said that the per capita income in Iowa in 1948 soared to $1,491 for the two and one-half million inhabitants, bringing the state's total income payments to individuals to $3,895,000,000. The new high represents a 33 per cent gain over the 1947 payments of $2,934,000,000 and reflects the largest income expansion in the nation. The Iowa gain was far in excess of the national gain average of 9 per cent and above the national income average figure of $1,410. Since the end of the war a 68 per cent increase noted for per capita income in Iowa. Total income payments in Iowa for 1948 exceeded b'y more than 31/2 times the gain of income payments for the nation as a whole. », . i garine taxes, it was answered last week. A roll- A principal factor in the Iowa picture call vote of 45 to 31 rejected an amendment to . ,. , i no the military appropriation bill forbidding use of was an increase of approximately 99 margarine yas a table spread in the army and air per cent in agricultural income, nearly 6 force. IT'S BEEN SAID: Lord, what music hast Thou provided lor Thy saints in heaven, when Thou affordest bad men such music on earth! — Izaak Walton. Those large sections of broken China swallowed by the communists are going to bring on an attack of indigestion somewhere along the line. Memo to Workers: You are only fooling yourself if you wear eye-protecting goggles only when the boss is around. Indian summer has been described as that time of year when you feel like going home before you go to work. George Washington could never have done it with a dollar which goes no farther than today's. According to the Truman doctrine (domestic, that is) any business that is big is bad. Trouble is usually produced by those who turn out nothing else. Pros Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges Margarine Sentiment Albert Lea Tribune: If there was still any ! question about what the senate would do if given a chance to vote on repeal of the federal mar- times greater than the national average gain. Non-farm income rose only 9 1 per cent from 1947 to 1948, just 1 per cent above the national gain. Other gains noted were private non- farm income, 10 .per cent; trade, and service income, 9 per cent, and manufacturing, cent. is Observing Crime and Surgery : see by the papers that a noted psychiatrist is con- y tending that John Dillin- Why Go to Church? ; commend to your earnest attention this testimony about the value of church ger of bank robbery fame (Ma- attendance by Rebecca Burns m son City once met him), was a the current issue of "Your Life: • - • "I go to church for the simple Secretary Wanted Osage Press: Several times in recent weeks we have heard Osage merchants express a desire for a full-time secretary for the Chamber of Commerce. We believe that such a move would be wise in Osage. Towns that have tried a full- time secretary are more than pleased with the system. Cheaper in Washington Emmetsburg Reporter: We've always been mildly intrigued by ads that show a line under the price, stating "slightly higher west of Missis- ? vpar re- sippi." We're now watching for a deep freezer & yvd.L ic ad that wm state .' S iightly lower in Washington." port on the increase in manufacturing payrolls in Iowa between 1946 and 1948. In that council fluffs Nonpareil: Theorist say the N0 CURE FOR ARTHRITIS period the report marked up a 41 per cent way to cure Britain's dollar shortage ^ o * or ^ BUT THESE MAY HELP increase in payments in industrial employ- "nHed^stat^ tc^ouy g more ^n is^ goo^s. ^ ^ ^ ^^ ^ ^ ^^ very little that .Britain has to sell. To Your Health! By Herman N. Bundesen, M. D. ment. Income from agriculture was the most important-source of income payments in 1948, accounting for nearly 40 per cent of the total payments. Trade and service income brought in over- 20 per cent, manufacturing payrolls over 11 per cent, government income payments 10 per cent, and all other individual income sources made up the remainder of over 18 per cent. A N impressive feature of the report is the fact that states employing the formula of balance among the various major sources of income had the highest per capita incomes." New York, for example, a highly industrialized state with adequate farming resources, led the nation in per capita income with $1,891. Iowa, on the other hand, historically agricultural, has kept abreast of healthy developments in economy to maintain a position with the top level in individual incomes. Notable in this development has been the increase in manufacturing which, combined with the other major sources of income in Iowa, has padded the individual lowan's pocketbook with income gains which mean greater buying power. Modernized 23rd Psalm nnHERE'S one thing for sure about the Roving Reporter By Hal Boyle THE NEGLECTED HOUSEWIFE TSJEW YORK, <AP)- Wool Production Down ' Fairmont Sentinel: Wool production for 1949 is reported as the smallest ever recorded by the Bureau of Agricultural Economics. What a shame, with politicians needing so much to pull over the public's eye. Frank Allen Marshalltown Times-Republican: The death of Frank Allen, editor of the Sioux City Journal, removes another of Iowa's most able newspapermen. Nebraska Boasts a Bit Lincoln Star: Acre for acre, Nebraska corn looks better than a lot of. it in Iowa and Illinois at this time. From Our Mailbag A SAFE-DRIVING APPEAL, M URRAY, IOWA: There is little excuse for accidents on our well marked highways. Once in a great while a locked wheel or a blow-out may cause disaster, but if people watch their speed, these mishaps are not often so serious. It is a wonder that our casualty lists are not doubled or tripled, the way motorists take advantage of the regulations that are given them. Here is a signal: "DO NOT PASS AROUND A CURVE." And yet there is some heedless daredevil whizzing by and around all the cars on the curve. He may make it this time, but wait. Passing automobiles on hills is another common offens$ Why will people be in such a hurry? Another driver may come in off a by-road, on to the highway. No traffic cop is in sight, so Mr. Man scoots on to the highway, patting himself on the back for putting it over on the law. Through his own conceit, he fails to observe the oncoming motorist until it is too late. They collide and death and serious injury results. These are but a drop in the bucket compared to the accidents that happen in the United States Government's most forgot- I T is no wonder tnat artnmis nas oeen caiieo. A •« ten waif is the American housewife. The hand the nation's No 1 crippler. Recent estimates that rocks the cradle may rule the world—but it show that arthritis and related disorders, such isn't getting any handouts from Washington. And as inflammation of the connective tissues, today it appears to be the only one that isnt. affect about 7,500,000 people in There is a department of commerce to help the United States, or about one the tired businessman solve his commercial woes. victim of sleeping sickness in his youth. Other criminals of the time were 'fellow sufferers, declares Prof. Alexander Kennedy of Newcastle university, speaking before the British Association for the Advancement of Science. Sleeping sickness may leave damage, after the patient recovers, to a small area of the brain, affecting moral judgments, it is said. "Why not brain operations for habitual criminals?" is a natural . question. As yet such techniques are in their infancy. Some highly disturbed mental cases have been treated by separating the white fibers in the forepart of the brain. This relieves the existing troubles, but leaves the patient without any initiative. One evil has been replaced by another. 210 Toxos in a Lawnmower think it dramatizes the tax situation in America to reflect on the fact that one pays 210 taxes in the purchase of an ordinary hand-pushed lawnmower. These are the federal, state and local levies against the firms involved in producing the various raw materials, the manufacturer of the finished article, the wholesaler and the retailer. The price of every lawnmower must include its share of this multiple tax burden. This is true of everything you buy. Taxes have attained such magnitude, as a result of constantly increased spending by government, that today they consume at least 31 cents of every dollar you earn. You pay only 18.3 cents of every dollar for food. This is what happens when people come to expect government to do everything for them—along, of course, with fighting and paying for 2 wars in a generation and trying to keep the world out of a 3rd war. LU LILC Ct'-'* vu V»*MV "-—f* , i 74 year old North Carolina state sen- ggf ig % e0 ^ and **• sad pa ^ ^ -°- ator who recently celebrated his 74th birth- the carelessness to out of every twenty. Though rarely fatal, arthritis is a serious problem because of the great amount of invalidism and crippling it causes. This is the more tragic in that at least half of its victims are under 45 years of age. The fact that so many are stricken during what should be the most productive years of life and robbed of their DR. BTJNDESEN earning power, increases the suffering such patients must endure. While no race, sex, or class is exempt from arthritis, it does seem to affect women more often than men, and the poor more frequently than the rich. Thus, the financial burden of the disease falls most heavily on those least able to bear it. Although the cause of arthritis has not yet been determined,«a number of things seem to play a part in its beginning. These include infections in the teeth, tonsils, and other parts of the body; improper diet; exposure to cold and wet; injuries, and constant strain and nervous tension. The first symptoms of arthritis include pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints. If these symptoms are allowed to progress, serious crippling and deformity may develop. Since the cause of the condition is not known, it has been difficult to discover methods of treatment which would cure the disorder. There are methods, however, which, in many cases, can help to check the progress of arthritis. These include proper diet, rest, planned exercises of the joints, and various operative procedures which may be employed to correct deformities. Of course, any infection should be searched for and eliminated. Many drugs for relieving the pain of arthritis are available, but none of these seems to have any effect in. checking the disease. If we are ever to cut down the toll now taken by this crippling disease, we must have a much better understanding of its causes than we possess today. For this a great deal more research is necessary. To meet this need a Foundation for the Study of Arthritis has recently been established. It seeks not only to set up new research on this There is a department of labor for the poor working man. And there are so many agencies set up to assist nature's nobleman, the farmer, that he can plant his seeds upside down in a hurricane and still make money. But there is no Marshall plan for the matrons, no subsidies for housewives. This is certainly undemocratic, as there are more housewives than businessmen, more housewives than working men, more housewives than dirt farmers. And it is the housewives who keep the nation going. They control most of the wealth, buy most of the goods, pay most of the bills. If it weren't for the financial genius of the woman of the house, half the homes in America would be bankrupt in a year. What recognition do housewives get for keeping the country on an even keel? A few kind Words on Mother's day, a half dozen battered red roses—and maybe a dinner out at the local beanery. Even then the waiter usually hands her the check, since she is the only solvent member of the family. But it isn't enough to be a bargain basement Cinderella one evening of the year, and a grease monkey to a vacuum cleaner the other 364 days. So Mama mopes and feels frustrated and inferior. The kids are going to school and getting educated: Papa makes like a hero because he sallies lurth five times a week to bring home the bacon. But all she is doing, she feels, is chasing dust and •wiping dishes. It is a drab renown, and a small world after all. The answer, girls, is to organize. A political league of housewives would bring the politicians Nof to Iowa's Credit ^ view 'with sadness the , Iowa traffic death toll from day to day. It's running approximately 20 above the corresponding date last year. Then I turn to a Wisconsin exchange newspaper and discover that in that state this year's traffic toll is 33 less than a year ago. Is there any good reason why motoring in Iowa should be more dangerous than motoring in our neighboring state to the east? pleasure and satisfaction I get from going to church. I have found by experiment that I feel happier and prosper more in a material way if I take time once a week to bow my head to God. "I don't go to church to issue God His orders for the coming week. Neither do I go to demand that all my problems be solved miraculously, while I sit idly by twiddling my thumbs. I don't go to church to wangle for myself a favored Heaven. Nor do I. go to church to ask for anything for this life. "I go to church for one reason and one reason only. I go because I want to bow my head reverently and say: 'Thank you, God. Thank you for creating this wonderful world, and for permitting me to live in it. Thank You 1 ." Advantage of Position I am told that this littla limerick, of unknown authorship, was a . lifelong favorite of Woodrow Wilson: For beauty I am not a star, There are others more handsome "by far, My face I don't mind it, For 1 am behind it, It's the people lu front that I jar. Information, Please! 1. What is wrong with this statement: The sun travels around the earth from east to west. 2. Which syllable of the word "cognomen"" is .accented? expression, "a Chinaman's chance 3. What is usually meant by the chance"? 4. Wh-at is amnesia? 5. Can you give the line after "Life is real, life is earnest?" Answers—1. The sun does not travel around the earth; the earth travels around the sun. 2. The 2nd—"cog-NO-men." 3. A very slim chance indeed. • 4. Loss of memory. 5. "And the- grave is not its goal." THE DAY'S BOUQUET To LUPE SERVANTEZ—for being named queen of the Mexican Independence day celebration at Albert Lea, climaxing a 2 day observance of the event by residents in southern Minnesota and North Iowa. This Mason City girl sat in a colorful float that led a huge parade besides reigning over the festivities in Albert Lea and Hollandale. Do You Know? Today's Birthday The Haskin Service EDITOR'S NOTE: Readers oslnc this service lor questions of faot—not counsel—should sign Cull name and addrcsi and enclose 3 cents for return postage. Address The Mason City Globe-Gaietto Information Bureau, 316 Eye Street N. E.. Washington 2, D. O. There is nothing that aggravates me more, of the new trend in politics. "The state is my shepherd: I shall not work. "It maketh me to He down on good jobs; it leadeth me by the still factories. •It deadens my soul; it leadeth me' in the paths of idleness for polities' sake. "Yea, though I walk through the valley of slothfulness and 'economic disaster, I will fear no evil, for it will be with me; its dole and paternalism they comfort me. *It prepareth a Utopia for me by appropriating the earnings of the frugal; it filleth my head with fool expectations, my mounting inefficiency runneth over. "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; I shall live on the bounty of the state forever." Your Hidden Mortgage V IRGINIA'S democratic senator, Harry F. Byrd, has a flair for reducing complicated subjects to understandable terms Jll \JL U.V*J. **v w w *.*--* ----- - . 1*1,1. to dim lights; there are laws concerning lights. Think of the thousands of lives that are in Jj' NAME OF GOD, OBSERVE HIGHWAY LAWS AND SAVE HUMANITY! OLIN C. BISSELL. Do You Remember? 10 YEARS AGO Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Bemis, 917 Georgia avenue northeast, were back in Mason City today after attending the annual convention of the Iowa Poultry Improvement association in Des Momes. During the 2 day convention Mr. Bcmis was presented the Sargent membership trophy which goes to the district chairman each year whose district has the highest percentage of members m the association. 20 YEARS AGO 1 rnr _ . Mr and Mrs. Hanford MacNider, 525 East State street, will return home tonight after spending two days in Minneapolis. Mr. and Mrs. Mac- Nider moved into their Rock Glenn home from the cottage at Clear Lake last week, and will remain there until their new home east of Mason City is J. N.: What would cause bad odor of a child's breath? Answer: There are several causes for a disagreeable odor to the breath. It might be that the child is constipated even though he has a bowel movement daily. It may be that he has a chronic infection of the teeth, tonsils or of the nasal sinuses. He should be examined by a nose and throat specialist to be sure that nothing is wrong in this respect. They'll Do It Every Time What do you want, ladies? Free seeds for your flowerbeds? A Sabbatical leave every four years? Government-paid maid service on Sundays? Dearies, don't think you can't get all this—and more. And you wouldn't have to fork over any cash to the live-percenters. All you'd have to do to win any demand would be to threaten a country-wide strike. No nation can live by the can opener alone. And if you quit wiping Junior's nose, washing the dishes, doing the em dig up some of that filthy old gold in Fort Knox and circulate it. How about bonuses? Why not government-paid trips to Europe every other year to investigate what foreign housewives are doing? And wouldn't it be a good idea to create a new cabinet post—secretary of the department of the home—held by a housewife? And don't forget pensions. Senators get them. Why shouldn't wives? Senators' wives, too. You girls just don't know your own muscle. By Jimmy Hatlo ready for occupancy. 3d Middlebrook of Mason Take the case of the national debt which city has purchased the Burnap property on East Main street. The Burnap home is one of the old landmarks and is situated in one of the choicest resident districts of. Clear Lake. Members of the Middlebrook family were former residents here and their many friends will be glad to know that they are going to return to Clear Lake perma- f« atA 4-1*7 ' since 1932 has zoomed from $19 billion to $252 billion — an increase of 13 times. Said Senator Byrd in a recent Country Gentleman article: "If your family numbers 5, you have a nentiy. mortgage of $8,700 in addition to any other 40 YE ARS AGO mortgage which you personally signed and blotted. . . . besides a number of foreign horses will see a "Tf vou used to have a $5,000 mortgage number of local horses which will enter the list against'your farm bThavVborrowed and ^^^-* borrowed until the mortgage is now $65,- bard, Mason city; S. W , you have marched the same financial f^^ road as Uncle Sam." Thornton. _ , HV IS IT? THE MEN'S CLOTH INS STORES HAVE BIS, SPACIOUS, LUXURIOUS SHOWROOMS <•*»» rfff •vr>ii Jv. *iwo »E)riW(l* *TJ»I<!ATT:. T!>nwoHi.i>'*wtrrs THE Pfi>ESSIN<5 HIMSELF COULDN'T PUT HIS PANTS ON « THAN* Tt> JOESALVATtXJE 79 FIFTH AVE.,. 'NEWYORK, N.y. "What is the origin of the name of Corpus Christi, Tex.? The town of Corpus Christi was apparently na-.ned for the Bay having the Fame name. Tradition says that Alonso Alvarez de Pineda, following the gulf coast from Florida, was the first white man to gaze on the waters of Corpus Christi bay. This is-said to have been on the feast day of Corpus Christi which in 1519 fell on June 24. The name was chosen to mark the circumstance. How should roses he pruned? After the first year, pruning should consist of removing dead, dying or weak wood, branches that cross, and branches with discolored pith. The ends of branches should not be cut off. Many roses used for border planting are improved by having the whole top cut off every 5 or 6 years, but usually it is best to cut the oldest canes clear to the ground every 2 or 3 years. Pruning these roses in the summer or fall would remove the hips prematurely and thus rob the plants of much of their winter attractiveness. Please list the big game animals of the United States in order of their abundance. Big game animals in the United States now number about 7 and 3-quarter million, of which about ft are white-tailed deer. Other animals in some abundance are the mule deer, peccary and black bear. Relatively scarce animals, of which there are less than 20,000 each, include desert or Rocky Mountain . bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose, bison, European wild boar, grizzly bear and caribou. Is it true that in electronic cooking the cooking dishes remain cool? In electronic or high-frequency cooking the oven anci cooking dishes always remain cool. The micro-waves which' do the cooking activate only substances containing moisture. Why was the capital of the United States not placed nearer the center of the country? When the national capital was established at Washington the country west of the Mississippi was scarcely inhabited except by Indian tribes, therefore Washington was centrally located with respect to the states then in existence. Since the construction of railroads and the inauguration of the telephone, radio and aviation, the capital of the United States can be kept in constant communication with any part of the country, and location is not so important. Who was "Toothless Nell" who is buried in the Boot Hill cemetery, :Oodge City, Kans.? "Toothless Nell" is not buried anywhere in the town of Dodge City, Kans. A Rotarian convention was held there in 1930. Dr. O. H. Simpson "planted* 'the cemetery as a bit of atmosphere for the visiting dele- RUTH MARIAN LEACH, born Sept. 24, 1916, in Oakland, Cal. One of the comparatively few women executives in Americ a n industry, she was elected vice president of the International Business Machines Corp., when only 27 years old. Having majored in political science at the Uni^er- sity of California at Berkeley, Miss Leach got her BA in 1937. Two years later she got a job as IBM demonstrator at San Francisco's Golden Gate exposition. After the fair she was sent to the company's school at Endicott, N. Y., and then to Atlanta, Ga., as customer service secretary. Her ability won her a RUTH M. LEACH gates. In tnis imitation graveyard are markers at several "graves" which bear fictitious titles of early-day tough characters—"One- Eyed Jake," "Toothless Nell," "Shoot-em-up Ike." . What is the highest spot in Miami City? The U. S. Geological Survey says that according to recent topographic maps of the Miami area the highest point in the city is at the Country club— 30 feet above mean sea level. Has Finland repaid to the United States the money borrowed after World war I? The unpaid balance, including interest of the debt of Finland to the United States is $7,928,598, but payments are still being mads. 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 postofflco nt Mason City, Iowa, under the act of March 3, 187* LEE P. LOOMIS Publisher W' EARL HALL, Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREIV - - City Editor LLOYD L. GEKR Adv. Mgrv ' Saturday, Sept. 24, 1949 MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS which Is exclusively cntlUcd to use for repub- llcntlon of al! local news printed in this newspaper as well as all AP newt dispatches. SUBSCRIPTION RATES In Mason City and Clear Lak« (Carrier Delivery Limit*) One year »13.00 Ono week 23 Outside Mo son City and Clear Lake but Within 100 Miles of.Mason City By mall 1 year y g.oa By mall 0 months 4.75 By carrier per week 25 Outside 100 Mlla Zone by Mad Only °,"« yc" $12.09 Six months B 50 Three monthi 3^

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