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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, September 22, 1949
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EDITORIALS A Steel Strike Wou/e/ Have No Justification rpHERE'S no denying that the snag struck by the fact-finding board's report in the steel industry has brought a surge of melancholy sentiment into the American business scene at a time when things definitely were looking up. The report recommended no wage increase as such but it did call for the equivalent of a 10-cents an hour boost in the form of a pension and welfare program to be financed entirely by the steel industry. This report was acceptable to the union, speaking through C. I. 0. President Philip Murray, but the steel companies demurred on the grounds that acceptance would be giving approval to a bad principle. It's the contention of steel management that the pension and welfare insurance responsibility is one which must!be shared by employer and employe, not borne alone by the employer. 1r That's where the matter stands now. I N support of their stand for joint participation in the welfare program, spokesmen for management make these points: 1. It conforms with our social security laws, based on joint contribution. 2. It assures better long-range security for steelworkers. 3. It establishes a workable basis for agreements between steel companies and their employes. 4. It follows the trend accepted by employers and employes in other industries. 5. It encourages self-reliance in the American tradition; Each contention has been well documented with a background of facts and figures. fTVrlE union on the other hand takes the J- position that acceptance of the report from the fact-finding board was obligatory upon both parties to the dispute. Therefore there has been a reluctance to meet with representatives from industry to talk the matter over across the conference table. It will be truly unfortunate if Mr. Murray remains adamant in this position. A steel strike is the one thing least needed by our economy at this moment. It would have dire and widespread consequences. Over the conference table, it might well- be agreed to stand by the 10-cent increase proposed by the fact-finding board but with the understanding that the welfare program should be on a mutual contributory basis. It will not reflect well on the fairness or the intelligence of the parties to this dispute if we. move into a tieup in the basic steel industry merely because of a refusal to talk things over. Look Out Below! THERE OUGHTA BE AN INVESTIGATION! II Help for Finland I N the midst of all the billions of dollars which are being appropriated and spent to help nations which came out of World war No. 2 in a shell-shocked financial condition, little Finland is recalled. Finland was outstanding in one respect. The nation didn't default on the payments as they came due on funds advanced to help get the nation on its feet after World war No. 1. Finland is to pay $13,408,207 during the next 24 years under an existing agreement, of which more than ?5 million will be interest. But under an act of congress, all future payments on the debt will be used as a special goodwill fund for exchange of scholars and technical knowledge. Few will grudge the Finns this gesture of good will by Uncle Sam. For "Honest" Money DEVALUATION of the pound sterling is •*-' a move in the right direction as we see it. It's a move in the right direction because it's a move toward honest money. There is still quite a bit to say, however, for letting the pound seek its proper level in the open money market. Efforts to give money an unnatural value by government fiat has been a discourager of the. economic stability throughout the world sinco the war. It's time to come to grips with this problem. What happened to the pound sterling is just a start. The Old, O/d Story mHE Chinese communists are having the •A- same trouble as their predecessors, according to Shanghai dispatches. They are tinkering with the official exchange rate in order to keep pace with tho worth of their own paper money. It's an old, old story. This is one of the many problems of China which will not change with the political hue ; of the government. A psychologist advises parents to ignore tantrums of children. But he doesn't explain just how this is done when friends are in for bridge. IT'S BEEN SAID: The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved, loved for ourselves, or rather loved in spite of ourselves. —Victor Hugo. Dancing in the moolight is romanticly beautiful if it isn't carried to the extent of producing dozing in the sunlight. Now it develops that most of us tossed our hats in the air too soon over the averting of that steel strike. Memo to Householders: Keep the home fires burning, yes—but don't burn down the 'home doing it. With too many other troubles besetting us, it's announced that the ukelele is making a comeback. But who examines the head of those who examine the heads of other people? Then again there are those people who'd rather be right than pleasant. Pros and Cons Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges For Pedestrians, Too Iowa Falls Citizen: We take waiting for the red light as a matter of course when we're in our car. Why can't we do the same thing when we're on loot? We'll live longer—and give the driver a break at the same time. He'd Never Be Missed Washington Evening 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 nicely. Safety Measure .Winterset Madisonian: We list as a real benefactor, the farmer who cuts a few stalks of corn at a dangerous road intersection. It's a worth while safety measure that costs little money and may save a life. Government Spending: Clinton Herald: One of the basic issues confronting the American people today is whether the federal government should take more and more of their money and spend it for them. Not Cause for Rejoicing Marshalltown Times-Republican: We can think of many ways for which the country would have greater cause to rejoice than for congress to remain in session until Thanksgiving. Would Be a Wonderful Place Knoxville Express: Everybody wants somebody else to do something, when, if all would do what they could do and should do, this world would be a wonderful place in which to live. Peace Threatened Dumont Journal: The European situation that is developing in Yugoslavia can become a world catastrophe, and might mean an armed conflict in the near future. Neglect Home. Work Fairmont Sentinel: While we focus our attention on the political, social and economic difficulties in foreign countries, we sadly neglect those right here at home. Promised Storage Council Bluffs Nonpareil: Iowa farmers who voted for Truman because he promised storage for their corn must be wondering when the space will be available. Those Who Loan Sheldon Mail: When a man arrives at the point where he is willing for the government to keep him, the question arises, is he worth keeping? Other "Gadgets?" Boone News Republican: A lot of Americans are wondering what other "gadgets" were given away by the "5 per centers" besides deep freezes. Taps for a Dead Party Britt Tribune: The split in the republican party may cause strangulation. Let Gabriel—son blow his horn! . Observing Editorial of the Day PICKING UP HITCHHIKERS T aCROSSE, WIS., TRIBUNE: Perils which at•Lf tend the picking up of hitchhikers along highways have been pointed out numerous times, particularly for motorists who are traveling alone. Monday's Associated Press dispatches contained an Iowa item with a Marshalltown dateline, which should serve to emphasize that the practice is still something which contains its perils. Briefly, it related that a Tulsa, Okla., youth had entered a surprise plea of guilty to the hitchhike slaying last June 6 of a Mason City man, who had given the youth a ride, only to be forced to drive on to a side road, slain and robbed. Not all hitchhikers are potential killers. But how is the motorist to know? And is the chance worth taking? Do You Remember? 10 YEARS AGO Mrs. John Adams, 225J 6th street northwest, Mrs. Richard Currie, 315 Madison avenue northwest, Mrs. Carroll Switf, 407 Delaware avenue northeast. Mrs. John Torrison, 1020 Maple drive, entertained at a bridge luncheon yesterday afternoon at the Mason City Country club. Luncheon was served in the Lark room. Bridge was played with prizes going to Mrs. G. E. Harrison, Mrs. R. E. Romey and Mrs. Charles Grippen. 20 YEARS AGO Mrs. Ola B. Miller, president of the supreme chapter of the P.E.O. sisterhood, who opened the '29. convention of the order at the Stevens hotel yesterday in Chicago, will make her home in Mason City this winter. With her will be her daughter, Barbara Miller, who is woman's editor of the Globe-Gazette. Miss Miller is acting as page for her mother at the convention. 30 YEARS AGO The Presbyterian Brotherhood met last evening in the social room of the church and listened to an interesting program prepared fay the returned soldiers cf the great war. Talks were given last evening by V. M. Holcomb, who served as a Y.M.C.A. secretary, by Lieut. A. D. Smith, of the medical service, by Sergeant Arvil Hurst of the machine gunners and by Emil Johansen, who served with the engineers. 40 YEARS AGO Homer Holcomb sold his Main street property, the site of the Waldorf restaurant. The purchaser was W. E. Millington of the Star theatre, who paid $12,500 for the building and lot. The lot is 23 feet wide and 165 feet in length. Leroy Stafford of Mason City has accepted a position with the Peoples Gas and Electric company as an electrician. To Your Health! By Herman N. Bundesen, M. D. CAUSE OF PAIN IN ELBOW JOINT P AIN, disability and unsightly swelling may result from inflammation of either of two bursas in the elbow Bursas are fluid-containing sacs, placed at strategic points around joints to cushion movement and prevent the bones from grinding together. One of the bursas in the elbow which may give trouble is known as the olecranon bursa. Inflammation of this bursa results from hitting the elbow against a solid object. A soft swelling develops which is unsightly, but not particularly painful. When this condition comes DE. BXJNDESEN on suddenly following injury, a pressure bandage may be put on after the fluid in the sac has been withdrawn, using a hypodermic syringe or needle. This pressure bandage may keep the sac from filling up again. However, it should not be tight enough to cause any discomfort. The fluid may have to be withdrawn again after three to seven days. Usually, with two or three such treatments, the swelling disappears permanently. A person who continually leans on his elbow or who repeatedly hits it against something while at work may have a chronic inflammation of the bursa. This condition can be cured only by cutting out the bursa. The second bursa which may be affected is known as the radiohumeral bursa. S\velling of this bursa has been called "tennis elbow" because it develops so often in tennis players. This type of bursitis may be treated by having the patient carry his arm in a sling for s about four weeks. Hot packs or treatment with diathermy which produces heat deep in the tissues may be helpful. Injection of a local anesthetic into the bursa area has also been used in the treatment. Sticking a needle into the inflamed bursa and withdrawing the fluid contents may be helpful. In other cases, the wearing of a light plaster cast to keep the area immovable may be of benefit. Now and then operation may be required to bring about a permanent cure. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Mrs. L.: What would cause the ear canal to itch all the time? Answer: This condition may be due to eczema of the ear canal, or to an infection by a yeast or a mold. Reader: What causes black spots in front of the eyes? Answer: Spots before the eyes are a symptom that appears in several diseases. It may be due to constipation, to a defect in the vision, to high blood pressure, or to migraine. A thorough examination by a physician is necessary before the exact cause can be determined; then proper treatment can be suggested. They'll Do It Every Time Roving Reporter By Hal Boyle HOW "GIVEAWAYS" GOT STARTED N HAL BOYLE EFORE MRS. HYPHENS GOT HER LICENSE 20 PER WAS TOP FOR HER. G4REFULLEST 'OU EVER SAW! NEVER EVEN BENT A LAW.' 1 EW YORK, (AP)—Radio's "Truth-or- Consequence Man" says it's true he pioneered the giveaway program. But Ralph Edwards denies he's responsible for the present consequences. "I originated the giveaway program in 1940, alas and alack," he said, "but that wasn't the intent. "We outfitted a girl like Cinderella on one program —a kind of feminine Horatio Alger touch. That was just one stunt. But the giveaway started from that. "Other programs picked up the technique and started giving gifts. "Our giveaways were for charitable purposes. But others took the guts of our idea—without its heart. It turned out to be a greedy thing without any charity aspects. And now the whole business is on its knees. They are killing themselves." And Edwards said that, unless the giveaways returned to their original pattern, he would just as soon see the FCC ruling banning them upheld by the federal courts. The 36-year-old producer feels the ruling doesn't affect his own 2 NBC network shows—"Truth or Consequences," and "This Is Your Life." The first program, a variation of an old-fashioned parlor game, won him the nickname of "The Barnum of the Airways" for its zany stunts. Edwards guessed rightly that—for a prize—America was full of people willing to try to fulfill any screwball assignment. Ten months ago he thought up his 2nd show, a half-hour program which capsules the life story of some unknown or famous American. Among those dramatized have been a paraplegic veteran, Sportswriter Grantland Rice, Ex-Boxer Barney Ross and War Hero Audie Murphy. The producer got the scare of his life when Murphy, surprised to be confronted by his old sergeant in the midst of the program, stuttered: "Happily: "Why, you dirty old .... sergeant!" By Jimmy Hatlo J>HE PASSEP HER TEST I NOW WHAT A PEST. 1 AS .OTHER PRlVERS COWER-SHE INS ANP OUTS ANP SCOOTS ABOUT AT 0O MILES AN HOUR.' World's Largest Bell learn that the World's larg- . est bell, weighing 200 tons, is the "Tsar Kolokol" in Moscow. Cast in 1733, it is 20 feet high and 21J feet in diameter and stands on a granite pedestal inside the kremlin walls. A few years after it was cast, an 11-ton chunk broke from the bell's mouth, leaving an entrance to the bell's interior which in the days of the czars was used at times as a chapel. America's most famous bell of course is the Liberty bell in Philadelphia. Imported from England for the Pennsylvania state house, it cracked at its testing and had to be recast in this country. It was on July 8, 1776—not July 4, as commonly believed—that Liberty bell tolled out its message of American independence, in keeping with the line from Leviticus inscribed on it: "Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof." The weight of this most, famous American bell is 6fc tons, insignificant in comparison with Russia's 200-ton bell. Bells, mentioned in records of 4,500 years or more ago, have heralded virtually every event of historic importance down through the years. Bells of antiquity had varying shapes. China has favored square or cylindrical bells; Japanese bells are barrel-shaped while Italian bells are long-waisted. The first bell installation in the top of a church is said to have been at Campania, Italy, 400 years after the birth of Christ. Doubtless the bell best known today is the one in London which in throaty clangs tolls off the . hours for the famous "Big Ben"' clock. Within the month, bells have been used to call some 32 million young Americans back to classrooms after their summer vacation. A Household Suggestion : am told — too late for practical test this season -that painting screens white on the outside and black on the inside ensures that people on the outside cannot see in, although people on the inside-can see out. Information, Please! 1. What is a bard? 2. What are the first 3 consonants that come together in the alphabet? 3. What are the inhabitants of the Philippines called? 4. What position did Herbert Hoover hold in the Harding cabinet? 5. What word is the opposite or antonym of "leeward"? Margoret Was Murdered" commend to all readers this little editorial by President Ned Dearborn in the current issue of "Public Safety," magazine* of the National Safety council: "The people who read and loved 'Gone With the Wind' murdered Margaret Mitchell, its author. They, along with the rest of the public, exhibited callous indifference to the situation which killed her. "The driver who struck and killed Miss Mitchell had a record of 22 previous traffic violations —many o£ them serious. Yet he was still driving a car on the streets of Atlanta. "What's more, drivers like him are driving cars right this minute all over the country — drivers whose records stamp them as potential killers. "Why? Because the public just doesn't care. "If any of these drivers had been found to be carrying a typhoid germ, you can bet your bottom dollar -that they would have been quarantined until the danger had passed. It is time we quarantined traffic killers just as we quarantine disease carriers. "But we won't do it until the public wakes up and demands it. "Let's not put all the blame on public officials. As long as the public is still willing for this sort of thing to go on, it" will never be stopped. But it can and will be stopped if the public insists on adequate driver license laws and rigid enforcement." Washington Cherry Trees reminded that Japanese .cherry trees bloom along the Potomac river in Washington each spring because the wife of William Howard Taft admired the trees while on a visit to the orient. When she told her husband that, he had them planted in the nation's capital for her. Incidentally Taft was the only president of the United States ever to become chief justice of the supreme court. Answers—1. A singer of songs about heroes. 2. B. C. D. 3. Filipinos. 4. Secretary of commerce. 5. Windward. THE DAY'S BOUQUET To DAN PHALEN—for his outstanding work with the Hot Springs, Ark., baseball team this summer. Big Dan is at present Mason City's top contribution to organized baseball and he compiled a mark this season which led to his selection as most valuable player on the team. Dan has the best wishes of Mason Cityans to move up in the White Sox system. Do You Know? Today's Birthday "WITHIN CITY LIMITS, 25 MILES PER HOUR IS THE SPEED LIMIT, UNLESS OTHERWISE DESIGNATED. A DRIVER MUST STOP AT ALL MAIN THOR1D- FARE INTERSECTIONS' 7 SECTION 2:-THE S16NAL FOR CHARLESTON The Haskin Service EDITOR'S NOTE: Readers using th'» service for qneittoni of fact—not counsel—should sign fall name and address and enclose 3 cents for retain postage. Address The Mason City GIobe-Gaiett* Information Bureau, 316 Eye Street N. E.. Washington 2, D. C. What was the official designation of a person hired as a substitute for a man drafted into the army during the Civil war? War department circular No. 25, issued June 26, 1864, provided that persons who for one reason or another were ineligible to serve in the draft might furnish "representative recruits" to serve for them. Where is the river which is said «4o have a delta at its source? The Dead river in Maine normally drains water from Androscoggin lake into Androscoggin river; but there is very little difference in the level of the 2 and in the spring the high water level of Androscoggin river is higher than the lake, so that the flow of water in Dead river is reversed. The river at'that time contains a great deal of rock silt which it deposits as it enters the lake, forming a delta. Which state Is the largest producer of walnuts? The bulk of the walnut crop comes from California—almost 10 times the quantity from Oregon, the 2nd largest producer., A much smaller quantity comes from the state of Washington. What happened to Wrong: Way Con-lean after his 1938 flight to Ireland? Wrong Way Corrigan has been engaged in various air activities since his memorable flight. He lives in Louisiana, is married and has 2 children. What Is the outlook for employment for engineers? According to a study by the bureau of labor statistics, jobs in engineering may increase by as many as 100,000 in the next 10 or 20 years. However, engineering school enrollments are now so high that many of the estimated 150,000 graduates of the next 4 years may be unable to find employment as engineers, although their training may help them to get administrative, sales or other positions in industry. Please give the origin of covered bridges? The first bridges in the United States were built in the late 1700's. It was found that the trusses of the framework supporting the bridge would last longer if they were boarded in and protected against the weather. Then it developed that these structures needed protection against the wind, so there was overhead bracing. The entire structure needed protection against the rain and so the covered bridge was" born. Who started the Appalachian Trail? Benton MacKaye originated the idea of the Appalachian Trail in 1921. May a woman receive a social security annuity on her account as well as one on her husband's account? To any person eligible for more than one, social security benefit the larger amount will b« paid. A woman who is entitled lo CARROLL LOUIS WILSON. born Sept. 21, 1910 in Rochester, manager of the N. Y. General U. S. atomic en- e r g y commission, Wilson has been close to the atomic leaders, Karl T. Compton and Vannevar Bush, since school days at M. I. T. Getting his BS degree in business administration and engi- he remained at CAR ROLL WILSON neering in 1932, M. I. T. as Compton's assistant. In 1936 he became associated with Bush, who was then vice-presi- 'dent and dean of engineering, and soon Wilson was .known as "Bush's alter ego." He developed the plan under which the Research Corp. of New York handles the patents of universities and scientific in- .stitutions. He directs more than 43,000 atomic employes. social security retirement annuity under her own right and also because of her. husband's eligibility will receive whichever amount is larger. She may not receive both benefits. How does the number of people having fishing licenses compare with the number attending baseball games? Attendance at major league baseball games alone was 20,972,601 hi 1948, which was an all-time record. This does not include attendance at minor league games nor any of the hundreds of other teams throughout the country. The total number of fishing licenses issued in the United States during the 1948 season was 14,077,961. Mason City Globe-Gazette An A. W. LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by the GLOBE-GAZETTE PUBLISHING COMPANY 121-123 East Stata St. Telephone 3800 Entered as second class matter, April 12, 1030, at the poatoHice at Moion 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. Mfir. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 1949 MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS which Is exclusively entitled to use for republican on of all local news printed in this newspaper M well as all AP naws dispatches. SUBSCRIPTION RATES In Mason City and Clear Laic* <Carrl«r Delivery Limits) One year , 113,00 On* week .25 Outside Mason City and Clear Lair* but Within 100 Miles of Ola son City By moll 1 year $ t.M By mail 6 months 4.7i By carrier per week 33 Oulsld* 100 1U1* Zon* by tfall Only One year $IJ.Ot Six months 6.50 Thre* months 3.30

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