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Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, September 23, 1949
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EDITORIALS John L. Outsmarts Himself, But the Public Always Pays OHN L. LEWIS, the undisputed czar of Look Out Below! INDIAN SUMMER IT'S BEEN SAID: It is easy in (he world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who, in the midst of the crowd, keeps with per.. . . feet sweetness the independence of solitude.— v American coal production, ordinarily is Ralph Waldo Emerson. considered to be a pretty shrewd bargain- er, and a smart tactician. In his current dealings with mine operators, however, he seems to have outsmarted himself, at least temporarily. As a result of his 1947 "bargaining" with the operators, Lewis won a pension fund for his miners. This fund was financed by "royalties" against every ton ot coal mined in the nation. At first the rate was 5 It was Abraham Lincoln who observed: "It is the duty of every man to protect himself and those associated with him from accidents which may result in injury or death." Surprisingly few employers take a station in front of the liquor store to look over prospects for a good position. Our youngsters this month were forced to make an unwilling choice between spring board and school board. cents, later 10 cents, and finally 20 cents a ton. Long before it became time to bargain Light and electridity are about the only things which travel faster than backyard gossip. Move over you beauty queens and make way for those scantily clad drum majorettes. Committee: A group of people who keep min- for a 1939 contract though, John Lewis utes and throw away hours. found himself in a bad spot. There was too much coal above ground. The mine union boss suspected that operators would be pretty hard to bargain with this year because the coal companies had coal to sell from this surplus. Lewis, therefore, on June 30 put all miners east of the Mississippi on a three-day week, so the dangerous coal surplus could be reduced and operators once again would be at his mercy. TT'ING JOHN apparently forgot one little •l-^-detail: His miners' pension system was based upon, coal production. The less coal produced, the smaller, the royalties paid into the pension fund. A 3-day work week for miners cut production, but it also cut royal- year ' ty payments. Between June 30 and Aug. 1, the pension fund dwindled from $30,000,000 to about $14,000,000, and presumably it now is lower than that. Some of the mine operators a few days ago cut off all royalty payments to the fund because Lewis has refused to sign a new contract. . King John's miners always have insisted on "no contract, no work." The operators went one better by insisting "no contract, no royalty payments." "VTOW Lewis has straightened everything -*-^ out. The miners aren't working at all. That means no coal production, and no royalty payments, and no pension payments to the Dinners who have retired. In the current negotiations, Lewis has boxed himself intq a corner. We haven't any idea how the coal dispute will come out. But we'll lay a small wager that Mr. Lewis will figure out some way to make you pay more for your coal this winter. The insurance rate on a Roosevelt marriage would come pretty high. Preserve your youth, yes—but not in alcohol. Pros and Cons Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges Lack of Sleep Fairmont Sentinel: The less sleep you have at night, the more time you steal from your employer the next day. There's nothing sadder than a worker, struggling to keep his eyes open after a hard night. 4-H Club Work Belmond Independent: The training and corn- petition that rural boys and girls have in 4-H club work is of inestimable value and seems to be gaining in momentum and popularity from year to Should Be a Citizen Lake Mills Graphic: It may be old-fashioned but we see no reason to permit an individual to participate in the government of this country if he is not interested enough to be a citizen. Chickens Ahead Davenport Democrat: Traffic observers insist that fewer chickens are killed than ever before. Chickens must be superior to humans in that they learn from experience. Congress Should Adjouni at Once Council Bluffs Nonpareil: Every day's news that comes out of Washington confirms our opinion that congress should have adjourned not later than July 1. '•*• Raising: It Easier < Boone News-Republican: Occasionally the thought must strike the farmer that he has an easier time raising food than Washington has in disposing of it. Eventual Killer Oskaloosa Herald: If excused enough times the reckless driver will eventually kill someone. From Our Mailbag ABOUT OVER-LOADED TRUCKS xrOUNKERS, N. Y.—Our country has the finest A system of national, state, and local highways in the world—for the moment. I say "for the moment" because this towering investment, representing literally billions of dollars of tax money, is being willfully destroyed by an increasing number of truck operators who heap on payloads far in excess of legal highway maximums. This practice is shunned by legitimate opera- <5f afaa ; a iiin.^Kn.'ut«/i ^-.r 4-v. „ A f tors but the fact remains that there are many vio- btates is highlighted by the record of. lators who are willing to destroy our highways. The Divorce Problem whole divorce problem in the United the Roosevelt children. Of the 5 children only John has escaped a severance of marriage. Anna has been divorced, twice, and now Elliott will have'been divorced three times before reaching 40. Franklin, D.y Jr., recently remarried 3 1/3 months after being divorced in Nevada on the grounds of mental cruelty. In some states a specified length of time must elapse before a 'divorced person may remarry, with the waiting period sometimes varying by the ground for the divorce. For many years Senator Capper (R.) of Kansas sponsored an amendment to the Constitution taking the power of marriage and divorce away from the states and vesting it in the federal government. Capper also drafted a model uniform law on marriage and divorce for the states. The 1947 Capper draft was relatively liberal, sanctioning divorce for adultery, cruel and inhuman treatment, abandonment or non-support for a year, incurable, insanity, conviction for heinous crime, or habitual drunkenness. But divorce decrees were not to become final for one year, during which neither party would be allowed to remarry. Sioux City Conference I T is generally agreed that the republicans lost the 1948 election because they lost the farm vote of the middle west. They carried Nebraska, Kansas, and the Dakotas, but they failed to carry Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota for Dewey, and it was their failure to do as well as they had expected with the farm vote in Ohio and Illinois that put those 2 all-important large states in the Truman column. That is why the regional conference on .the farm problems scheduled for Sioux City this week by the national party leaders will be so highly significant. It's clearly an attempt tp devise a farm program which will woo the agricultural states back into the G. 0. P. column. In a sense the Sioux City meeting is a sequel to the so-called "grass roots" meet- Ing held at Springfield, 111., back in 1936— Just ahead of the Alf Landon nomination. Republicans at least will hope that better fruits flow from this conference. Observing To Your Health! Roving Reporter • Samuel C. Hadden, chairman, state highway commission pf Indiana, warned recently, "A greatly augmented and still increasing number of heavy trucks and trailers, operating for long distances, is destroying our roads faster than we can find money to replace them." -• Thomas MacDonald, U. S. commissioner of public roads, estimates that this year alone it will cost taxpayers around 2£ billion dollars to reconstruct, patch up and maintain highways battered beyond'the point of safe use. All of this cannot be blamed on heavier-than- legaT trucks but whatever their share, the damage they cause is a form of larceny of your tax money. When a truck deliberately overloads, he is a law violator. When he damages our highways because of this illegality he is stealing money out of my pocket and out of the pockets of every taxpayer in your community, your state and in the nation. It appears to me that like the liquor industry which found self-regulation a long-range blessing, it might be a wise step for reputable truckers to crack down on those shabby colleagues who are giving the industry a bad reputation, highway engineers a headache and taxpayers a reason to * demand sharp-toothed legislation to limit weight loads of these boxcars on rubber. Yours very truly, ^ JOHN C. CONOVER. Do You Remember? 10 YEARS AGO Bucharest, (&) —Premier Armand Calin'escu was shot and killed today by men officially identified as iron guardists and troops were called up at once to prevent a coup. The assassination of Calinescu—known as Rumania's "strong man" for his suppression of the pro-nazi iron guard—was attributed to conflicting national interests arising from the European war. It came as German 'and Russian troops approached the Russian frontier in their occupation of Poland. Rumania got one- seventh of her territory from Russia, in the World war settlement. 20 YEARS AGO Clear Lake—A picnic luncheon at the lakeshore home of Mrs. B. J. Clausen yesterday noon • marked the opening of Twentieth Century club activities this season. The committee in charge was Mrs. Earl Ashland, Mrs. Harold Hushaw and Mrs. Robert Rinard. Officers who assumed duties at the opening meeting were Mrs. F. P. Walker, president; Mrs. L. E. Ashland, vice president; Mrs. Harold Hushaw, secretary, and Mrs. C. E. Geist, treasurer. 30 YEARS AGO R. G. Reed, high school football coach, announced last night that he would probably start the following lineup against the Alumni on Denison Field this afternoon: Comfort and Farmer, ends; Barber and Berlin, tackles; Capt. Wolf and Zahm, guards; C. Anderson, center; Casey quarter; Cookman, right half; Quinlan or Buirge, left half; Hall, fullback. 40 YEARS AGO. Clear Lake will have possibly within a short time a new editor of the Mirror. William Gray, for a long time editor of the Mirror, has sold the Mirror to Yost Wallace who has been editor of the Williams Wasp. The transfer will be made in the near future. Mr. Wallace is a practical printer, a good writer and a hustler. By Herman N. Bundesen, M. D. DON'T PUT OFF THIS OPERATION I AM often asked if an operation for gallstones may not be postponed or even avoided altogether. Reluctant to undergo surgery, many sufferers from this ailment hope that another means can be found to deal with it. I am afraid that this is wishful thinking. Once stones develop in the gallbladder, operation seerns to be- the only way of relieving the symptoms, although small stones may pass out on occasions. Other forms of treatment do not, apparently, decrease the number of attacks nor lessen their severity. Moreover, so long as stones are present in the gallbladder, there is always a chance that they will cause further damage DR. BUNDESEN and'resultant complications, such as cancer of the gallbladder, acute inflammation, blocking of the duct or tube which leads from the liver to the intestines, or inflammation of the pancreas. This is another reason why early operation for gallstones is considered the part of wisdom. It may prevent the development of a much more serious condition. A diagnosis of continued inflammation of the gallbladder with gallstones is, as a rule, hot difficult. In these patients there are attacks of pain in the right, upper part of the abdomen. The pain passes into the back and upward into the right shoulder. The pains are often so severe that a narcotic drug must be given to relieve them. As a rule, they are accompanied by sickness at the stomach and vomiting. There is often tenderness along the right lower rib margin. These patients have a history of excessive gas formation and indigestion, and often find that eating fatty foods and leafy vegetables cause digestive upsets. An X-ray of the gallbladder \vill often show the presence of the stones. If the X-ray does not show the presence of the stones, operation still may be indicated if medical treatment does not relieve the symptoms. It must be remembered, however, that there are many conditions which produce symptoms much like those of gallbladder infection. Removal of the gallbladder in such cases would not benefit the patient, but would probably make him worse. Many patients may have gallstones without symptoms of any degree "of severity. If such stones should be discovered by X-ray examination, it would seem advisable that the gallbladder be removed because complication may occur even though the stones are not producing symptoms. If operation is not performed in the case of gallstones, the patient may reach GO or 70 years of age and then find himself in serious trouble with severe symptoms such as jaundice, due to the collection of bile coloring in the blood. Such patients unquestionably would be better off if they had had the gallbladder removed at an earlier age. The best time for the removal of the gallbladder when stones are present is when the diagnosis is first made and before complications have occurred. By Hal Boyle "FALSIES" NOT FOR JAPAN N EW YORK, (AP)—Sam, a cigar-smoking, saki- drinking big wheel from Osaka, thinks one American product has only a limited future in Japan. The product is—falsies. "If Japanese girls wear European dress," said Sam, "maybe falsies all right. "But if she wear kimono— No! It seems the Japanese feminine ideal is a bumpless silhouette. "Sam" — a nickname he vpicked up here—is Isamu Saheki, 47, managing director of the Kinki Nippon railway, the largest independently owned railroad in the orient. The railroad owns a chain of hotelSj department stores and theaters, and Saheki is visiting America to drum up some tourist business for the land of cherry blossoms. ."Business bad now, better next spring," he said. "How's |; stock market doing?" We had a long talk with Sam and the interpreter he leaned on when his own thoughts exceeded his English —George Alexander, ToKyo traffic manager for the Northwest airlines. The Japanese Silk association asked him to find out why American women prefer nylon Typical Geisha Gin stockings, and Sam said: "I feel that silk stockings are more flattering to women's legs than nylon." Thoroughly broad-minded as well as keen- eyed, he gestured with his hands as if outlining a barrel, and remarked: "American women beautiful—very shapely. All have originality in dressing." Sam made a trip on the subway, but it failed to give him any new ideas on how to sardine more passengers onto his own railway. It already carries from 1,000,000 to 2,000,000 commuters daily. He does plan, however, to put on some cute girl hostesses. They'll peddle tea. A big league baseball game gave his biggest thrill of the tour to Sam, who has the yen to buy a team for himself sometime. He was disappointed at the small crowd—only about 40,000. "In Japan big game draw 100,000," he said. The thing that impressed him most was'that the crowd got up voluntarily at the sound of the National Anthem—"nobody had to give order"—and he was amazed at the lack of shoving. "Here one individual doesn't im.pose upon another," he said gravely. What Japanese custom did he think America might follow to its advantage. • • • Sam thought and thought. "Well, Japanese men very -patient- under 'bad luck," he said, and—his face became bland and innocent— "Japanese women very, very faithful to their menfolks." Going Without Breakfast note that the Iowa state department of health has put a critical finger on the rather common practice of going without breakfast. "It's a bad start for the day," says Mrs. Helen Lovell, authority on nutrition. It's been found that workers who skip breakfast get less done in the first working hour than those who eat a good breakfast. As the morning progresses those who didn't eat breakfast grow less efficient. What happens to these workers happens to housewives and everyone else as well. It is especially true for children. A child who eats, a good breakfast has a better ;chance to do well in studies and games. Here's a 3-point test of a good breakfast: . • ' It gives you materials for body building and repair and to help keep you healthy; it provides fuel for body energy; and it tastes good. For many people, and particularly children, it's sound planning to have i to i of, the day's food at breakfast. This is not a hard-and-fast rule, however, .because a desk worker who eats a substantial lunch early • may get along very well on a light breakfast. It's the food y6u eat in the entire day, totaled up, that tells the tale of whether or not you're well fed, but going without breakfast is a bad start for the day. A Poem About Shirts ^ think you'll agree that p. Pliny Wiley in this verse contribution deals with an unusual subject—shirts: Men have worn shirts since days of'yore Of a million patterns, less or more. Mussolini wore a shirt of black. Benito in not coming hack. Hitler ivore a shirt of brown. Adolf no'.v is out and down. The Japanese with shirts of mail O'er atom bombs could not prevail. Stalin's shirt of red is made. Tito docs not like that shade. England wears a shirt of sorrow; 1'carful of tbe coming: morrow. Penitents wear a' shirt of hair. For days ol fasting and of prayer. Gandhi wore no shirt at all. Nobly he stands in'Martyr's Hall.— Uncle Sam will lost his shirt If he continues with debt to flict. Origin of a Saying learn that the oft repeated saying, "Trust ^h God but keep your powder dry," was originated by Oliver Cromwell during one of the campaigns in Ireland which made him the most despised personage of history for the average Irishman. Carrie Nation Still Lives gather that the spirit of 'Carrie Nation hasn't been entirely quenched in Kansas by the advent within recent months of • legal liquor. Recently one community, Kiowa, staged a celebration c o m- memorating the 75th anniversary of i'ts founding. The pageant depicting Kiowa's history called for re-enactment of Carrie -Nation's saloon smashing act. According to plan and program, Mrs. A. C. Collier, playing the role of the fiery temperance leader, wrecked a replica of the old Lewis saloon as completely as Carrie had done the job in 1900. Then Mrs. Collier 'gave the audience a surprise. She hurled her Carrie Nation smasher — a sack covered brick — directly, through the plate glass window of one of Kiowa's 2 new legal liquor stores. Carrie's spirit lives on in Kansas. Smaller Than Luxembourg , was surprised to learn that . Europe has 6 states smaller than Luxembourg, now in the news by reason of the arrival of America's new ambassador, Mrs. Perle Mesta. Luxembourg has an area of 999 square miles, which makes it almost a giant in comparison with Trieste ,(275), Andorra (191), Liechtenstein (61), San Marino (38), Monaco (i), and Vatican City .(4). Our 2nd , smallest sta^e, Delaware, could swallow the entire lot and have land to spare. ' information, Please! 1. Of what use is garlic? 2. How much food does a person eat in a year? 3. Did Columbus get paid for discovering America? 4. How does blueing make clothes whiter? 5. Are pennies legal tender in settlement of a debt? Answers — 1. It stimulates the appetite and helps digestion. 2. Each adult consumes an average of 1,355 pounds. 3. Yes, about S320. 4. It neutralizes the yellow. 5. Yes, up to 25 cents. THE DAY'S BOUQUET To THE MASON CITY KENNEL CLUB ••*- for successfully staging its.first retriever: trials. Competing with a number of similar events in" other places, the club nevertheless .had a fine field of dogs and plans are underway to stage more trials next spring. , The club Is taking its place in the community as one of outstanding leadership in its field. Do You Know? Today's Birthday The Haskin Service EDITOR'S NOTE: Readers using this icrvice for questions o* fact—not counsel—should sign lull name And address and enclose 3 cents for return postage. Address The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, .110 Eye Street N. £., Washington 2, D. C. Is it safe to use the water from a defrosted refrigerator in a steam iron? The National Bureau of Standards says that jce obtained from the freezing coil of a refrigerator should yield fairly pure water, but such water usually has an odor absorbed from foods in the refrigerator. This odor is probably the only objection to its use in a steam, iron. Is there postal service in Tibet? There is only one place in Tibet where there is any postal service known to the United States postal 'authorities. The name of the: place is Gyantse. - • Who receive the more frequent JOSEPH BENEDICT CHIFLEY, born Sept; 22, 1885, at Bathhurst, New South Wales, son of a blacksmith. Prime m i n i s t e r of Australia since "the, death of his frienJi.^and predecessor, John Cur tin, in 1945, C h i f 1 e y rose from the work- ing class. He left ^school for a railroad job at an early age. He became an engineer. Interested in the labor movement, he studied economics, "finance and industrial law. In 1928 he was elected to the Aus- .tralian house of representatives in the same election with Curtin. JOS. B. CHIFLEY haircuts, men, women or children?, 'i Both lost 'their seats^in 1931. Al- They'll Do It Every Time By Jimmy Hatlo •£ SHOULDA USED A NUMBER FIVE-ON'THAT SHORT HOLFHNSTEADA THAT ± USED A WOOD AND OVERSHOT-ON THE FOURTH IF I JUSTOXJLD HAVE STAVED OUT OF THE KDU6U X WOUUDA MADE IT IN FIVE ON THE SIXTH THAT 1V !F" GOLFER IS FLAVINS TWE SAME AIL OVER AGAIN WITH MOAN AND GROAN EFFECTS. HE'D BE IN THE LOW SEVENTIES IF 1 : COULD DRIVE, CHIP AND PUTT HlS'lF" SCORE IS '80 AND H IS *IS" SCORE. , \5 129-HE'S STRICT DRIVING RANGE IF YOU ASK ME -^ ^HE WOULD4 DONE A LOT BETTER,BUT THE GUY WHO PLAYED -TSK- Tdo BAD, LUDLOW" m NWITH'HM KNEW HOW To COUNT. c or n. i a a. B ren t r <T u HtfenJhiwi tti Ci ^"Woiit Ji wnfrra. BfemRvf.p'.V WHAT M16HT HAVE BEEN" THANX TO CHAS.O'GDNNOR, 37-60 figTH 57; JACKSON .HTS., L jl. N.y. It is estimated that on the average men receive a haircut once every 3 weeks; young boys once a month; young girls once every 3 months; women once in 10 weeks. Is there rural delivery of mail in Alaska? Up to this time there has been no city delivery or rural delivery of mail in the territory of Alaska. A rural route will be established about Oct. 1, 1949, froin Ketcltikan.' ' ' ' ' ' Please give some of the measurements of the B-3C. The B-36 weighs 163 tons; has a 230-foot wingspan; a tail 46 feet, 7 inches high; propeller blades, 19 feet long; wings 7 feet thick at the center. The bomb bay measures 12,300 cubic feet and can contain the equivalent of 4 railroad freght cars. Can a circle be squared? The famous problem of the ancient Greeks to draw a square haying the same area as a given circle was proved impossible of solution in 1882. The proof involves advanced mathematical analysis and the fact that "pi," the ratio between the diameter and the circumference of a circle, is what dental", numbers, dental" number. • . What per cent of earnings in the United States goes for taxes? It is estimated that almost $1 out of every $4 earned i? paid in federal state and local .taxes. Under what conditions were service ribbons issued to war correspondents in World war II? Instructions were issued to theater commanders during World war II permitting them to award service ribbons to those war correspondents who underwent the hardships and rigors of war with combat troops. Those ribbons were awarded to United States citizens only and the instructions were very strictly interpreted. How many . cigarets were smoked in the United States last year? Cigaret consumption in the United States in 1948 was higher than in any previous year: 348,000,000,000. Is the Washington Monument in Washington, D. C., perpendicular though Chifley held various appointive posts in the meantime, he did not return to parliament for 10 years. He is'strong for American co-operation. .t • or does it'lean? The engineering staff of the national park service states that the difference in the center line of the base and top of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.-C., is negligible. Minor differences occur with the changes in temperature, but under normal conditions the obelisk is regarded as perpendicular. 'What is the height of the platform and the size of the tank used in diving exhibitions at county fairs and the like? The height from the top of the platform or ladder to the water ranges from' 60 to 100 feet. The diameter of the tanks is > from 16 to 20 feet, and the depth is about 5 feet. The performer diveg head first. Mason City Globe-Gazette An A. W. LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by the GLO1JE-GAZETTE PUBLISHING . COMPANY 121-123'East State St. Telephone 3800 Entered as second class matter, April 12, 1930. at the postpttice at Mason City. Iowa, under t,ho .act of March 3, 1879. LEE P. LOOMIS Publisher W- EARL HALL, Managing Editor ' ENOCH A. NOREM - - City Editor LLOYD L. GEER Adv. Mgr. Thursday. Sept; 22, 1949 MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS which is exclusively entitled to use for repub- Ilcatlon of. nil local news printed In this newspaper as well as all AP news dispatches. • . .-. • SUBSCRIPTION RATES In Mason City and Clear Lake (Carrier Delivery Limits) One year $13.00 One week 33 Outside Maion City and Clear Lake but Within '30 Miles of Mason City By mail 1 ycjr s g, oft By mail 6 months ' 4 75 By carrier per week \\ [23 Outside lOti Mile Zona by Mall Only One yenr , Six months [i: Threo months ».!!!!!

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