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Mason City, Iowa
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Saturday, September 24, 1949
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EDITORIALS Our Community Chest Is Real Partnership Venture O BSCURED from public view at the moment is the tremendous task of organizing the Mason City Community Chest campaign, to get under way formally next month. For a campaign of these proportions— $84,929 is the figure—the organization of it does not just happen. It requires days and weeks of planning to set up budgets and procure workers who will take over when the go-ahead call is sounded for the general campaign. The kickoff meeting for the general solicitation is on Oct. 24. The week following that date will be the time when most of us will be called upon to do our share of the campaign. * i, "OUT. before that time arrives there is a -•p tremendous amount of work to be done by the Chest organization, this year headed ' by Rob Roy Cerney. A meeting of the team secretaries has already been held to get instructions on preparing the list of prospects. Last year 10,005 persons contributed 'to the Chest. This year the number should be greater. That reveals some idea of the tremendous task in preparing for a campaign. But the general solicitation isn't all of it. In fact only about a 3rd of the money raised comes from the general campaign. Last year 33 per cent of the total of $82,179 raised, or $27,015, came from 95.2 per cent of the contributors. In the bracket, 25 cents to ?25, there were 9,524 contributors out of a total of 10,005. The remainder was provided in advance solicitations conducted among business firms, industries and out of town corporations which have establishments here. \ rpHE work on this advance solicitation is •*• now under way. It is part of the gigantic task of putting this Community Chest over to provide funds for health and welfare organizations the coming year. The persons who work as secretaries, division chairmen or team members in this advance effort or in the general solicitation to follow merit our vote of appreciation. Those of us who do the giving of money and only that should be especially appreciative of work of those who also give of their time and talent to put this campaign over. Some of us, perhaps, haven't been too generous in our giving either. We've got to remember that this isn't just one campaign. It,is 8 campaigns rolled into one. Instead of having solicitors coming around 8 times in campaigns for funds for Family Service, Inc., Salvation Army, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Y. M. C. A., Y. W. C. A., Public Health Nursing association and U. S. 0., they'll be around just once. T AST year 3,401 persons felt they were 4-* doing their share when they each gave $1 to the Chest. That amounted to 1 cent a month for each of the 8 agencies. We shouldn't allow these important health and welfare agencies in Mason City to suffer because their campaigns are all combined into one, eliminating a lot of duplication and making for increased efficiency. The budget for each one was carefully considered by a committee some weeks ago. Their needs have been pared down to the minimum. The citizen who is to help support these agencies must necessarily be doing a little planning too. While the preliminary work is going on he should make a study of his budget so when the time comes he will be able to meet this full responsibility to the Chest and therefore to the community gladly and generously. T>ERHAPS the citizen should give some *- thought to the idea that contributing to the Chest is more than giving, it is an investment. The money he gives goes for the purchase of good common stock in the community. The work for which Community Chest • funds pay covers an entire year. The planning of everyone ahead of time should be in accordance with a contribution that is fair and adequate. Surely, Mason City will want to meet the goal. It will if every individual plans to assume hia full share of the responsibility. Against the Current R ALPH AMMON, publisher of Dairyland News in Wisconsin, recently closed an editorial appraisal of Herbert Hoover with these significant words: "History will record him as great. People who have the courage to swim against the current of common thought seldom are great in their ;own lifetime. "Christ, Joan of Arc, Abraham Lincoln all went against the current. Of the three, •nly Lincoln gained a majority vote while living." Look Out Below! SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME? IT'S BEEN SAID: Most arts require long study and application; but the most useful art of all, that of pleasing, requires only the desire.—Anonymous. A friend has returned from his vacation with this plan for next year: "Take half as many clothes and twice as much money." Strikes in industry are about as beneficial to all parties concerned as wars are for the nations involved. Communism is much more interested in capitalizing on social injustices than in correcting them. You're almost certain to lose by a nose when you insist on sticking it into other people's business. Some people get so mad at congress in the off- years that they threaten to vote next election. O'ften the jaywalking pedestrian wakes up to discover what the motorist is driving at. A bad headache often brings on good resolutions. Pros and Cons Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges Hooray for Johnson Eagle Grove Eagle: If, as it looks now, we are going to have to have another democrat for president in 1952 why not Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson. He is the first appointment Harry Truman "has made that we can applaud. The man •is showing some sound common sense. He took the top brass of the three services and knocked their heads together until the army, navy and air force are beginning to act as if they all came from the same country. Government Business Sheffield Press: From 1945 through 1947 the War Assets 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. Restoring Old Language Clarion Monitor: The president, of the new Irish republic recommends the restoration of the old Gaelic language for official and common use. That is carrying hatred- of 'the English too far. The \\ orld will be a better place when more people xtse our language. Proud of Vaughan Council Bluffs Nonpareil: President Truman seems to be prouder than ever of his military aid. Well, why not? He raised a good deal of money for Truman's campaign. That always was the measure of merit in the Pendergast organization. Careless at Home Danbury Review: Many an automobile driver who is particular about stopping at traffic signs in other towns and cities thinks very little of not observing them at home. Steel Problem Boone News-Republican: So Tito is going to get an American steel mill. Too bad they can't sell him the current steel labor problem along with it. Judging Women Charles City Press: Many men might choose prettier mates if they were as good judges of women as they are of dogs, horses and hogs. Land of the Free Washington Journal: Definitely this is the land of the free—free, that is, with the taxpayer's money. They'll Believe It Keokuk Gate City: The world is filled with men who believe anything nice that is said about them. Editorial of the Day Observing Tips on Buying First Car ; have an editor friend over in Wisconsin who volunteers these suggestions to those who are buying their first automobile: 1. Measure (he length of your let* and compare it with the leg room In cars you prefer. 2. Decide whether you want speed <wJth a lot of cylinders) or economy (with few cylinders) or both (with overdrive). S. Consider your passengers. Passengers In rear seats of many new cars can't see a thine and have to stick their knee* under their chins. 4. Decide whether you want a car to make an Impression (loud colors, lots of chromium and long, bulgy fenders) or one you can park. 5. Don't pay loo much attention to the upholstery, you'll buy seat covers anyway. ' 6. Decide whether you want a standard car that will roll up on any grease rack or one of the little jobs that would fall through the middle and have to cut Its own path through deep snow-' 7. If you have kids In wet bathing suit* or plan to haul rubbish every weekend, better include a station wagon In your (hopping. 8. Consider whether yon want the box- type design or prefer to have the sun glaring In your eyes through "streamlined" slanting windshields. If the latter, figure on another $20 or so for a sun- chleld. U. Consult your doctor and find out •whether long walks will bother you. You'll walk a lot from your parking stall to your place of business. 10. Prepare to be tolerant of pedestrians. Remember, yon were one yourself once. THE WRECKER Tj>STHERVILLE NEWS: It becomes clearer all •E-' the time that it will not be possible to reduce accidents until the unsafe drivers are barred from the highways. This is not as difficult as it might seem. Recent statistics show that 40 per cent of the 253 drivers in fatal accidents in Iowa had previous records of accidents and violations. The state law provides that if education and corrective aid fail to make an unsafe driver into a good one he may be suspended. Thirty-one such drivers were suspended in June and July as habitual traffic law violators or for general driving incompetency. There needs to be more such action; more incentive for all drivers to have no accidents (not even little ones) in the hope they will keep their licenses to drive. By weeding out those who habitually have accidents then more fatal accidents can be prevented. It is much the same way with major crime; the habitual criminals are responsible for most of the violent law breaking. Conservation is the thing and it is gratifying how Iowa has resolved to conserve and husband the bounteous resources that this glorious state was bequeathed. Do You Remember? 10 YEARS AGO Clear Lake—Mrs. L. E. Ashland, assisted by Mrs. C. A. Knutson and Mrs. John Roseland, program committee, entertained members of the Twentieth Century club at 1 o'clock luncheon at her lake shore cottage yesterday afternoon. Mrs. T. G. Burns, who was a special guest, reviewed "Mice and Men" by Steinbeck and Mrs. H. E. Freeman discussed "The Charm of True Friendship." 20 YEARS AGO Capt. J. B. MacGregor, who has been commander of Company H of the local national guard organization for the past two years, will bid farewell to his men at the drill tomorrow evening. Captain MacGregor is leaving for Iowa City to continue his graduate work at the University of Iowa. His resignation culminates a career of more than 5 years with Company H with which he started as second lieutenant. 30 YEARS AGO Lowell L. Forbes, a young attorney of Jefferson, Iowa, has become associated with the law offices of Hugh H. Shepard, and will arrive in a few days to take up his duties here. Mr. Forbes is a graduate of the law department of the University of Iowa. That he has implicit faith in Mason City's future is evident from the fact that he has bought a home in Alexandria place on North Jefferson and with his young wife will settle here. 40 YEARS AGO Mrs. William Bcuman and Mrs. William Bar-, bour entertained the members of the B. of L. E., and their wives at the home of Mrs. Bauman, on Eleventh street last evening. The entertainment of the evening was progressive peanuts, and hero John Dunn succeeded in winning the first prize, which was a large bag of peanuts. To Your Health! By Herman N. Bundesen, M. D. INFECTION OF NASAL SINUSES I NFECTION of the nasal sinuses is often notoriously difficult to treat because these air chambers are hard to reach from the outside. Located in the bones of the face, they are connected with the nose by the tiniest of passageways, routes which are nearly always blocked in the presence of infection. Thus, attempts to treat sinus infection with penicillin or other germ-killing drugs have not always been practical simply because the drugs could not be brought into direct contact with the germs, although some might be carried to the sinus area by the blood. A new method of ac- DR. BUNDESEN complishing this has recently been worked out to give us a successful treatment of the maxillary sinuses located in the cheek bones, by far the ones most frequently infected. This new treatment makes use of what is known as a vasoconstrictor in combination with one of the sulfonamide compounds or penicillin. The vasoconstrictor causes the blood vessels in the lining membrane of the nose and sinuses to contract, relieves swelling and congestion, and thus allows the germ-killing drug to reach a greater part of the infected area. ** One preparation employed contains 30,000 units of penicillin together with ephedrine dissolved in sterile water. This solution is put into the maxillary sinuses. The amount of ephedrine used is small enough so that reactions to it will not occur. However, a sufficient quantity is employed to relieve congestion and to shrink the lining membrane. It would appear that this method of treatment is not onl v °ood for the maxillar v sinuses but for acute or long-continued infections of the ethmoid sinuses, which are located above and back of the nose. The solution put into the sinuses gradually drains out into the nose. This shrinks the lining membrane in the nose and allows the material in the sinuses to drain out more easily. The solution put into the sinuses remains in contact with the infected area for a long enough time to help in overcoming the infection. Of course, treatment of this type can only be carried out by a physician who is skilled in putting the solutions directly into the sinus cavities. Those with chronic sinus infection may find that this type of treatment is of value in relieving their difficulty. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS J. D.: I have a friend who has been bothered with hives for several months. Would you please suggest something which will relieve her condition? Answer: Recently, treatment with both vitamin "K" and niacin has been found helpful in relieving the hives, as well as some of the new anti-histamine drugs, such as pyribenzamine and benedryl. Your friend should consult a physician concerning this matter. They'll Do It Every Time Roving Reporter By Ha! Boyle AUTUMN, OUR BEST SEASON N EW YORK, (AP)—There's a stranger in the land today, and the stranger is—Autumn. Welcome, stranger! He came to our town exactly at 4:04:06 o'clock (EST) Thursday morning, an hour after the last saloon closed. The only one who saw him arrive was the milkman, as pur official greeter, Grover Whalen, rarely has his orange juice ready—let alone a speech—so early in the day. But everyone knew autumn was here. The air felt like a raise in salary. The year wears 4 faces, and autumn is the finest. Everybody likes it except maybe politicians who have to run for re-election and plead that now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their party. Man and nature go on a last rampage before the deep freeze sets in. The robin tests its feathers for .the long flight sought, and old folks begin thumbing Florida resort folders. The farmer's crop is in, and now he has tune to write letters to his congressman. The fisherman casts a final fly, the hunter oils his gun. And the wary duck along the Canadian border quacks, "oh, hell, oh hell, oh hell," knowing he is the target of tomorrow. At night the moon is a yellow madness. The fox barks on the hill, the lonesome moose shakes his antlers and bellows in the woods for a tall dark lady—any tall dark lady on four legs.. The rabbits in the grass review their multiplication tables. Ain't nature grand? The maple turns again into a scarlet lass, blushing to see the staid oak shed its leaves and dance around in its shaggy skeleton. The squirrel begins his annual thrift, and wonders if the rest of the world is nuts. This is the time for retired bachelor railroad, men to beware, for every widow has a mellow eye. She doesn't want to bake pies just for herself through another long, cold winter. Oh, it's a wonderful season—fall is. The pigskins float through the air before the last baseball has been knocked over the fence. Topcoats replace sports jackets in the department store windows. The movies quit bragging it's 20 degrees cooler inside, and start showing "A" pictures again. It's a desperate measure to lure customers indoors. The stage comes to life, the cif.y wears a fresh glitter, and all girls are beautiful to someone. Vacation tans fade, but there's a bright new look in every eye. People shed summer weariness like a snake dropping a threadbare skin. Autumn is a fine thing everywhere. It's spring with a wiser look, treasured because it passes so soon. The boss smileth, the workman giveth a full dayth's—I mean day's—toil and cometh home at evenfail to a cheerful wife. She forgetteth to find fault. Yes, it's a grand time, autumn—too late for hay fever, too early for pneumonia. It's a flood in the blood, a high tide measured by the turning sun. There's no tax on it, kid, so spend it while you have it. No autumn lasts forever, and there is no real guarantee it will ever come again. False Gallantry Ends . am glad to report that . Texas is losing some of her ancient gallantry—glad because in this instance it was a false gallantry. For the past 20 years, the Texas law has required pre-marital physical examinations for men only. Under a new law, effective Oct. ~5, prospective brides, as well as prospective bridegrooms, are going to have to submit to blood tests. Along with this is a requirement that all expectant mothers undergo a like check. Texas will be the 37th state to fall in line with the precedent established in Connecticut in 1935. Ten states—including Minnesota—grant marriage licenses * without any tests. One still examines the male only—Texas' neighbor, Louisiana. A Word for the Tomato ; understand that even though by botanical standards the tomato is a fruit, the U. S. supreme court back in 1893 ruled it to be a vegetable. Fruit or vegetable though, the tomato is mighty good eating. And; it's unusually plentiful in North] Iowa this year. j T&mato prices are competing with fruit prices for the bargain title. Wise housewives won't missj this opportunity to fill up base-n ment shelves with jars of toma-^ toes, peaches, apples and pears. | Those home canned fruits anc^ vegetables will look good next; winter—in dinner menus and irt savings in the household budgetj It Cost Him to Learn \ .should say that Raymond Cole of Gaines, Pa.j took the hard way to learn, that non-commercial fishing must be done with hook and line. j Cole happened to catch a 28-! inch trout with his bare hands] He had it mounted, displayed it proudly in a tavern, told all comers about his fluke-feat. ; Conservation officers heard the story. Cole was haled into courtj discovered that catching fish with; your hands is likely—as it did inj his case—to cost $20 per fish. j Opposed to Religion . am noting added evidence every now and then thai communism is hostile to-j ward all religion. The other day^ for example, at the gateway to the; eastern zone in Berlin, Russian borderguards refused entry to ai truckload of Bibles. The reason given? Bibles are "illegal propa-j ganda," Old Friends for New! j k draw upon "Candor Mag-j .azine" for this humorous, little verse from the pen of Mrs. Marcella M. Rossiter o^ Manly: - | Kick those old shoes to the corner That have served yon to an Inch, But remember they will comfort When the new shoes start to pincht Information, Please! 1. What is the size of the smallest fish? 2. Is there an animal named the zobo? 3. Does a pig have sweat glands? 4. Does part of the earth's surface change its level? 5. What part of a fowl's weight is lost in dressing it? Answers—1. About 6/16 of an inch. Pandaka pygmea is its name. 2. Yes, a hybrid between the yak and humped Indian cattle. 3. Yes, they are in the snout, the only place a pig sweats. 4. Yes. Fart of Norway is rising at the rate of 5 feet per 100 years. 5. From 15 to 20 per cent. THE DAY'S BOUQUET To "PETE" PARKS—for being elected Cerro Gordo county district chairman of Boy Scouts for the coming year. Parks is wel] qualified for this position, having served for many years in! scout work as scoutmaster and| other capacities. He will prove a! worthy successor to Fritz Beck,j who held the position the past 2 years. Do You Know? Today's Birthday The Haskin Service By Jimmy Hatlo W I PACKING IN TONIGHT. THEV ERE'S WHAT GETS A MUSICIANS GOAT. IF THE JOINT !S RACKED THE BOSS SAVS, QUOTE <SOI N ' SNOW-BLIND! WHY! I SHOULDA KNOWN BETTERM "TO HIRE BACKYARD THAT5 A DIFFERENT TALE COTR. i».t, nmn rr.nTuina.«Ym)iCATC.», WOULD «K»m »MK«vro EDITOR'S NOTE: Reader* using this service for questions 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, 316 Ey« Street N. E., Washington S. D. C. Should one say 2 • and 2 is 4 or Z and Z are 4? As an abstract proposition or statement, is is undoubtedly correct; for 4 is 2 added to 2 or twice 2, but when 2 specific things are added to 2 others, the verb must be in the plural. How much faster can sheep be sheared by machine than by hand? The department of agriculture says that the official record for sheep shearing by a machine operated by one person is 164 in one day. There is no official record for the number of sheep sheared by hand, bidrabout 50 sheep can be sheared in one day by hand. The size and type of sheep must be taken into account. • How does a robin shape Its nest? The robin's nest is made chiefly of mud which the mother bird shapes with her breast by turning around and around. What happened to Aaron Burr after his trial for treason? After the trial he went to Europe where he wandered for several years before returning to resume the practice of law in New York City. He married the famous and wealthy Madame Jumel and lived to be 80 years old. Where did the early settlers of New England get their food? The food of the early New England settlers was rather limited, and aside from fish and game their food was confined largely to maize or corn, ground nuts which took the place of potatoes, pumpkins, squash, sieva beans, and species of sunflower whose roots resembled the artichoke. Some writers claim that they had cucumbers and watermelons but that has been disputed. Does the United States produce more electricity than any other country in the world? The U. S. ranks first in the production of electricity, making about 45 per cent of the world total. The USSR ranks 2nd but produces only about 1/6 of that produced in the U. S. Who is given the credit of introducing potato chips? According to "America Cooks," by Cora, Rose and Bob Brown, when Saratoga Springs was a fashionable resort, specialties from there swept the country, and one of them, Saratoga chips, "will endure as long as there are spuds left to slice." Do swarms of locusts ever cross the ocean? Locusts do cross large bodies of water. Swarms have been seen flying across the Atlantic at least a thousand miles from land. What was the standard measurement for distances in Italy before the metric system was introduced? Before the adoption of the metric system in Italy in 1886, distances in Italy were measured according to the English system. Traces are fotmd in the Italian literature of such measurements as these: "Pol- MICKEY ROONEY, born Sept. 23,1920, in New York, as Joe Yule, Jr., son of a vaudeville comedian- father and dancer-mother. Famous as a juvenile actor, he had made his first stage appearance when 15 months old in a miniature tuxedo. Throughout childhood he escaped the Children's society by being billed as a midget. After get- MICKEY ROONEY i |ing a contract to play Mickey McGuire in 78 short films for Fontaine Fox, at $200 a picture he had his name legally changed to Mickey McGuire. Fox sued, him and Mickey was left nameless as well as jobless. His mother suggested Mickey Looney, but he chose Rooney. Since then he has become both famous and prosperous in his own right. lice" (about an inch); "spanna** (width of the open hand); "go- mito" (from the elbow to the tip of the middle finger); "braccio" (arm length). Long distances were marked in miles, Please describe the vice president. In what activities does ho engage in his leisure time? Alben William Barkley is 5 ft. 11 in. tall and weighs about 200 pounds. He has gray-blue eyes and brown hair streaked with gray. He does not gamble, drink or-smoke. He plays golf occasionally, enjoys social gatherings and likes to sing. He was married to Dorothy Brower, June 23, 1903. They had one son and 2 daughters. Mrs. Barkley died a few years ago. Mason City Globe-Gazette An A. W. LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by tha GLOBE-GAZETTE PUBLISHING COMPANY 121-123 East State St. Telephone 3800 Entered as second class matter, April 12, 1930, at the postoCflca at Mason City, Iowa, under the act of March 3, 1879. LEE P. LOOMIS Publisher W' EARL HALL, Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM - - City Editor LLOYD L. GEER Adv. Mgr. Friday, Sept. 23, 1949 MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS which Is exclusively entitled to use for repub- HcnUon of all local news printed In thlm > newspaper as well as all AP news dla-' patches. SUBSCRIPTION RATES In Mason City and Clear Lak« (Carrier Delivery Limits) One year (13 m One week l!!li!i £3 Outside Mason City and Clear Lak« hut Within 100 Miles of Mason City ' By mall 1 year ion* By mall 6 months "47? By carrier per week '.','.'.'. 2* Outside 100 Mil* Zone by Mall Qnlv One year , 112 M Six months ,,; «'2» Three montht '"'* ?'?I

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