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EDITORIALS Wallace's Convention Is for Russia, Not America N OBODY outside of an asylum believes that Henry Wallace is going to be elected president of the United States. He doesn't think so. More than that, developments on the political stage of the past 6 weeks have made It unlikely that the 3rd party is going to be decisive in the contest between republicans and democrats. When the democrats at their national convention adopted a strong civil rights plank—over the opposition of the administration, incidentally—Mr. Wallace's last reed of hope was broken. So, for the time being at least, the 3rd party on the home front doesn't amout to the traditional 2 whoops in a rainbarrel. B UT the speeches to be made at Henry's convention and the platform to be adopted—assuming that the divergent interests can agree on one—have menacing international implications. For one thing, Moscow is going to take heart from any expression, sympathetic toward Russia's position in Berlin. And there is sure to be such expression. The kremlin can be counted to blow up all irresponsible vaporings along this line and present them to the Russian people, magnified a thousand times and portrayed as the "true voice of America." A NY observer knows that the Wallace movement is not gaining ground. It has come a cropper. It isn't as strong by any means as it was 2 months ago. And yet the Wallace convention can and will be used by Russia as an important aid in her cold war against America. This is so obvious that it ought to be comprehended by even one as blind to facts as Henry Wallace himself habitually is. It Works Both Ways I T has been obvious all along that in the presidential campaign it's going to be difficult for republicans to take strong issue with democrats over the conduct of foreign policy. Bipartisan co-operation .has been so close in foreign affairs that there isn't much leeway for criticism. Thomas E. Dewey has, however, pointed out that republicans were not consulted in connection with several matters, among them the Palestine question. The implication of his statement clearly is that the administration should have sought republican counsel in every major decision that had to be made. Dewey's point is a good one. On such matters there should be no weakness caused by intra-mural politics. It is to be hoped that in offering this criticism Dewey was pledging that if elected he will practice exactly what he preache>s. China at New Crisis f^HINA is ripe, and overripe, to supply the ^ next explosion, with possible world repercussions. The Chinese dollar has crashed to the lowest point in its history—6,000,000 Chinese to 1 American dollar. That was a jump over night of 2 million Chinese dollars to buy and take home the same article purchased the evening before at the lower price. The stock exchange closed 5 minutes after its opening. Commodity prices soared fantastically. With fresh reports of Russian activities in North China, the present Chinese administration appeared to provide a perfect setting for communist activities. Look Out Below! EXPERIENCE DIDN'T TEACH HIM ANYTHING It may be that the reason half the world doesn't know how the other half lives is that there are some people who know how to mind their own business. - The right to feed 2 million Germans in Berlin would seem to be about the irreducible minimum as an excuse for a war. Some are finding it increasingly difficult to support a family and the government on the same income. Many who try to drown their sorrows with drink find sorrow to be an expert swimmer. Definition: A night club is a place where they have what it takes to take what you have. Pros and Cons Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges « May Be Boomerang Cherokee Times: President Truman may find some embarrassing situations presented to him' as he faces the necessity of approving or vetoing measures which congress may lay on his desk at most critical periods before election day in November. The way of politics is strange and sometimes almost beyond understanding. It Was Do or Die Dubuque Telegraph Herald: There is encouragement for the democracies in the way the Italian government withstood the first fierce efforts of communism to capitalize the crisis precipitated by the misguided shooting of Palmiro Toglialti, one of Stalin's favorites and leader of Italy's reds. Enforcing Traffic Laws Estherville News: Every city ought to enforce its traffic Jaws. The most important one of all, we think, is regulation of speed and 2nd vital i'or safety is double parking. The man or woman who leaves his car in the street, double parked, is simply rude. Don't Laugh Yet Cedar Rapids Gazette: Well, with the democratic and republican national conventions over, it seems like news is getting back to normal to read about Henry Wallace challenging President Truman, Governor Dewey or hoth to a debate. The "Ungratefuls" Knoxville Express: Truman can be elected. Iowa and other farm states which have fared better under the democratic regime than ever before, will probably voice their preference for a return to 3-cent hogs and 10-cent corn. We Want Peace Carroll Times-Herald: The western governments do desire peace, therefore they will not submit to Russia's plan for a "unified" Germany which would make that country Russia's most powerful and important satellite. Eisenhower Preferred Pierson Progress: Even though "Ike" turned down the democrats in their efforts to drai't him as their number one man, we think he would have made a better showing in the November election than their present choice. Neatly Skirled Marshalltown Times-Republican: B a r k 1 e y failed to tell, in his keynote speech, that more democrats in congress voted to override the president's veto of the Tafl-Hartley bill than voted to sustain it. Dewey's Recotd For Efficiency Sibley Gazette-Tribune: If Dewey makes as efficient an executive at Washington as he has of the state of New York, our people need not complain. And we believe he will do that very thing. Nobody Eats Wages Indianola Record-Herald: One thing ig sure. We are getting nowhere fast by raising the level of wages every time we run a little short of food. Nobody eats wages. // Tempers Flare ; is U P to this time we haven't seen any senator or representative, republican or democrat, quoted as saying that he was delighted with the prospect of an August in Washington. There may be rivals for the dubious distinction, but many will tell you that our national capital is the one most disagreeable gummer dwelling place in America. If tempers flare during the special ses- sion—7and we're predicting that they will— we can blame it en to both the heat and the humidity. Applied Communism /CURRENT charges of "reign of terror" ^ being directed at Yugoslavia's Marshal Tito out of Moscow have their elements of ironical humor. Tito ia meiely remembering the lessons which he learned at tht feet of Stalin, Molotov and Vishinsky when he was a student of revolution in Moscow. It ill becomes Moscow, scene of the most bloody purges in history, to criticize a faithful pupil, Tito is cnly doing v/hat he was taught. Observing American Business Tycoons wouldn't know anybody .better qualified to do the ranking than B. C. Forbes, eminent' business authority, who recently brought into print a new book titled: "America's 50 Foremost Business Leaders." Here are the half hundred dealt with, biographically and photographically, in the 500 page volume: Wlntkrop W. Aldrlch, Stanley O. Allyn, John D. B!«er«, Lewli H. Brown, W. S. Carpenter, Jr., M»rtin W. Clement, John L. Collyer, C. Donald D»l!»s, BichBrd E. Deupree, Donald W. Douglas. Wlllird II. Dow, Benjamin F. Falrleis, Harvey S. Firestone, Jr.. Henry Ford II, Clarence Francis, L. M. Glanninl, Walter S. Gifford, Bernard F. Glinbel, Samuel Goldwyn, Eugene Grace. Paul G. Hoffman, Eu»ene Holman. Charlea B. Hook, Erie Johnston, W. Alton Jones, Henry J. Kaiser, K. T. Keller, Jamei F. Lincoln, Leroy A. Lincoln. Henry R. Luce. Charles Luckman, Glenn L. Martin, Thomas W. Martin, Richard K. Mellon, Charles E. Merrill, Fowler McCormick, Ernest E. Norrls, Ede»r M. Queeny, James H. Rand, Edward V. Rlckenbacker. Nelson A. Rockefeller, David Sarnotf, Emll Schram. Thomas J. Watson, Charle« E. U'llson (General Electric). Charles E. Wilson {General Motors*. Robert E. Wood, Bobert W. Woodruff, Robert R. Younr, Gordon S. Kentschler. Railroad Crossing Deaths ( note that our neighboring .state, Illinois, had the worst record last year with respect to grade crossing accidents. In 364 crossing crashes, 186 persons were killed and 371 suffered injuries. Ohio was right behind Illinois having 359 accidents compared with 329 in 1946. There were 173 deaths and 344 injuries in 1947, against 188 deaths and 317 injuries the previous year. Nationally the total of deaths from this cause in 1947 was 1,790. with 4,251 injured, resulting from 4,015 crashes. While railroads may not be wholly without fault, primary responsibility is upon the motorist. There would be no crossing fatalities if all drivers exercised proper caution. In Cose of Lost Check ( pass along from the vet, erans administration the information that veterans who lose their subsistence, compensation or pension checks should write immediately to their VA regional office. VA urges that each letter include the veteran's full name and address, claim number, the amount and approximate date of the check, and the purpose of the payment. The letter also should explain the circumstances surrounding the loss. ' When notified of the loss of a check, VA first will determine whether the check has been found and returned to the U. S. treasury. If so, it will be remailed to the veteran. If not, VA will stop payment and issue another check. A veteran who finds his check after reporting its loss should notify VA and hold the check until the treasury informs him that stop-nayment action has been cancelled. Premium on Early Rising k am informed toy U. M. tint .the following notices to patrons is displayed in the Columbus hotel at Miami, Fin.: "Anyone who has to get up at 5 a. m. in the morning deserves a break, so you are invited to breakfast in the Bahama room between 5 and 5:30 a. m. with our compliments." Information, Please! 1. Can you name the states of the Union that begin with the letter "U"? 2. English sparrows are frequently spoken of as pests; dg they do any good? 3. Can you finish this quotation, "None but the brave."? Answers—1. There Is only one— Utah. 2. Yes, they are estimated to save American farmers about 535,000,000 a year by destroying insects and weed seeds. 3. "Deserve the fair." DR. BUNDESEN in From Our Mailbag THE REAL MURDERER TUrASON CITY: As pastor of the Christian church *»A in Nora Springs it fell to my lot to have charge of the funeral service of Mr. Charles Gallup, occasioned by his untimely death at the hands of a group of 6 young men at the end of a drunken debauch that last year cost the lives of 6,500 killed and 222,000 injured, according to a recent Washington, D. C., bulletin. As a minister of the Gospel, the blood ot Charles Gallup would cry out from the ground i£ I did not publicly condemn the unwanton act incident to his death. No doubt for the most part the 6 men will get off with a light sentence of a few years, while a widowed mother, who along with Charles Gallup gave 3 sons in defense of their country in the last war, must sell her farm and, with a 14-year-old boy to raise, face a lonely future at a time when she should retire and enjoy a well earned rest. Much as I censor the 6 men for the crime, I blame the state of Iowa for licensing the liquor act, the dealer who sold the drink, and the lazy taxpayer who failed in his duty when prohibition was repealed. Only recently came a report of the liquor profits of our Iowa liquor stores over the previous year. Truly, "The Wages of Sin is Death." "Look not at the wine when it is red in the cup." "At the last it biteth like' a serpent and stingeth like an adder." Prov. 23: 31. C. W. HICKS, Minister. 911 N. Jefferson Ave. Do You Remember? 10 YEARS AGO More than 60 persons, employes of the Pritchard Motor company and Midland Investment company, with their families, were entertained for a picnic at the E. H. Wagner summer residence on Dodge's Point, Clear. Lake. Both firms closed shop at 4 o'clock so that all identified with the 2 organizations could enjoy the annual frolic. 20 YEARS'AGO A. N. Hundsader, Decatur, 111., has arrived in Mason City to take charge of the ready-to-wear department of the Damon-Igou store, it has been made known. He has a background of 15 years of experience and expects to use this to advantage in supplying Mason City women with the newest styles being shown. 30 YEARS AGO An informal "at home" and reception was held yesterday afternoon at the Chad Morgan home, 121 4th N. W., in honor of Rev. C. H. DeVoe of Oskaloosa who was here and delivered the Sunday morning sermon .at the Church of Christ. The Mesdames Lee Long and C. Morgan received the visitors which were about 75 in number. 40 YEARS AGO For the purpose of promoting the erection of buildings on the fairgrounds and funding the construction project, the Fair Construction Co., was organized today at a meeting of local business men at the courthouse. Officers elected are Tom Daily, president; W. E. Gildner, vice president; S. M. Decker, secretary and C. A. Parker, treasurer. Directors are William Nettleton, Mose Stanbery, B. C. Keemer, C. A. Parker and I. W. Kcerl. To Your Health! By Herman N. Bundesen, M. D. FOOD AND A HEALTHY LIVER T HE more we learn of the body and its functions, the more clearly we see the importance of proper food to health. Give the body enough of the tools it needs in the form of proteins, vitamins, and minerals, and it will use them to build a stale of robust health. Deprive it of these things and it not only fails to function as it should during the period of privation but may even suffer permanent damage which can never be made good. This is particularly true of the liver, largest of the body's vital organs, and one of the most complex. During the recent research w h i c h has centered around this organ, it has been found that certain substances in every well-balanced diet play a signal role in keeping the liver healthy. They are called lipo- tropic factors because they aid the body's use of fats. Among these health-building lipotropic substances are choline, a part of that powerful bundle of vitamins known as the B-complex and the amino acid called methionine. The amino acids are the building block of the protein found principally and abundantly in such foods as meat, milk, and eggs. When a diet which does not contain enough of these lipotropic factors is given to animals, a great amount of fat is deposited in the liver with the gradual formation of non-functioning scar tissue in place oE working liver cells. Ultimately, largo areas of the liver are hardened in this way and the condition known as cirrhosis is produced. Not only can these changes be brought about in animals by withholding choline and methionine, but the first step in this process which is the deposit of fat in the liver can be reversed by adding them once again to the diet. Naturally, the scar tissue already formed will remain permanently, but the giving of choline and methionine will cause a rapid disappearance of fat from the liver and a regeneration of cells which have been injured rather than killed. A number of other observations seem to show the relation between the absence of these lipo- tropic factors and the development of liver damage. For exarnple, in such countries as India, Syria, and China, where the diet is poor in vitamins and proteins, a groat deal of cirrhosis develops. In a certain area in South Africa, the natives live, for the most part, on starchy foods, principally ground meal, and only very small amounts of milk. Meat is rarely eaten. Thus, the diet of these natives is creatly deficient in proteins and vitamins. In these people, it has been found that cirrhosis of the liver was present in 4 out of 5 of the men who died and were examined after death. There has also been some suggestion that the liver damage may be due to the use of alcoholic beverages, but it has not been possible to show that alcoholism by itself can produce cirrhosis of the liver. Roving Reporter By Hal Boyle of the AP POLITICS A STRENUOUS SPORT N EW YORK, (/P)—Water polo used to be regarded as the most strenuous of sports. Anyone who sat through the republican and democratic conventions in Philadelphia, however, would have to admit it is tiddlywinks in compari-. son to the great American game of politics. There is a sport that really strains muscles and—on occasion—brains. To play water polo you have to know how to swim in calm \va.ter and slug your opponent only when you're beneath the surface, where the referee can't see you. In politics the water never is calm. You may have tu spend your life swimming against HAL, BOYLE t] ie stream and end up nowhere. Or you may dive in and never come up. And the referee? There isn't just one. There may be millions—the voters, all with their own ideas of the game. It isn't nearly as secure as major league baseball. Babe Ruth stayed in the big time for years through his simple knack of knocking a baseball a long way. But in politics if a man knocks the ball in the same place 2 years in a row he often strikes out completely with the voters. They won't even give him another time at bat. It's rare to jump from the sandlots to the major leagues in politics. No other sport ordinarily requires so long a period of training. The first steppingstone is usually a job as local prosecuting attorney. Thomas E. Dewey followed this traditional pattern. Having proved he can dispose of crooks, the young politician feels he has convinced the people they can trust him to vote their own money. He runs for a higher office. Mayor, state representative, state senator, congressman, governor, senator — many stepping stones. Each takes years. Kiss some babies . . . shake some hands . . . make some speeches . . . win some votes. But be wrong once and you lose the voters. Kiss some more babies , , . shake some more hands . . . make some more speeches . . . and maybe win back the votes. After a lifetime, just when you yearn most for the applause, you may have to say, "I want to play, but I can't play it the way they want me to.' 1 And you step down a has-bec-n, another man goes in, his crowd cheers—and the game goes on. Your reward is to have old friends call you by a title you no longer own—"Senator," "Governor," "Congressman." No wonder politics has produced more enduring heroes than any other American pastime. It takes a hero to play the game and come out with anything but a black eye. But there never was a shortage of people who wanted to play it. We're All Travelers don't suppose it's quite accurate for any of us to say that we've never done any traveling. The truth is that all of us are flying through space at the rate of 18.5 miles per second. It's like this: • The earth moves round the sun each day at about 1,600,000 miles. That figures out at 18.5 miles per second. The rate is nearly, but not exactly constant. The earth travels its 360-degree orbit in 365 days, or about one degree per day. Roughly, the orbit is 600,000,000 miles around. THE DAY'S BOUQUET To 4-H CLUBS—for adopting the slogan: "Make Safety Our No. 1 Crop." Farm accidents have taken a terrific toll and efforts to reduce hazards on tne farm through safeguards on equipment and buildings and Ore prevention methods appear to be one of the best possible projects for this great organization of rural and girls. boys Did You Know? They'll Do It Every Time By Jimmy Hatlo liJOSES OF ANOTHER LENGTH MIGHT 1 SMELL AS SWEET- BUT WALDO SANK 'HIS ALL ON TALL ONES FOR IRMA — THE SHORT ONES ARE THE MEDIUM ARE THESE VERV BEAUTIFUL /% BUT I'LL TAKE LONG-STEMMED ^ \ THE LONG X ONE! i~. womji »to«r» WHAT? TRMA HACKED OFF THE STEMS TO MAKE THEM FIT A VASE ABOUT FOUR INCHES DEEP OH. WALDO-AREN'T SOU SWEET! I JUST KNOW THESE WERE TERRIBLY EXPENSIVE/ By The Haskin Service EDITOR'S NOTE: Readers uslnf thl» service for question of fact—not coun- » e l—should sign full name and address and inclosn 3 cents for return postaRe. Addresa The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Slti Eye Street N. £., Washington i, n. C. What is the largest tree grown from the smallest seed? The largest tree grown from the smallest seed is the redwood, the Sequoia sempervirens of California. In what countries did revolutions occur in 1848? The "year of revolutions" was marked by political disturbances beginning in Italy with a local revolution in Sicily in January, and extending to France, Russia, Poland, Sardinia, Bavaria. Prussia, Schleswig-Holstein, Denmark. Hungary and Austria. In England it amounted to little more than the Chartist demonstration. How many delegates dees a candidate need In order to win the republican presidential nomination? The candidate must have 548 delegates, a majority of 1.094. What is the oldest organized religion In the world? Hinduism, dating from about 1500 B. C.. is the oldest living organi/.ud religion in the world. Does the hummingbird live entirely on nectar? A good part of its food consists of insects. Presumably it was originally an insect eater, specializing on those types likely to be found around blossoms. In this environment the bird acquired a taste for sweets. Who is the leading 1 motion picture actor from the standpoint of box office returns? On the basis of n poll conducted among managers and owners of motion picture theaters, Bing Crosby was the top money-making star in 1947 for the 4th consecutive year. The only other star to achieve this was Shirley Temple, who held box office leadership from 1935 through 1938. How old was Joseph Conrad when he learned to speak English? The celebrated novelist, a Pole by birth, learned English after he was 20 years of age, largely by studying newspapers while serving as a seaman, and subsequently became a master of English prose. If a college student wants to prepare for a career as special agent with the FBI what courses should he study? The FBI requires that all applicants for the position of special agent be college graduates, and that they bo either lawyers, accountants, language experts or scientists. What was the Moon Hoax? On Aug. 25, 1855, an announcement appeared in a New York paper of wonderful discoveries of bat- like beings and sapphire temples on the moon by Sir John Herschel, through an improved telescope at the Cape of Good Hope. The hoax was really written by Richard A. Locke an Englishman, reporting for a New York paper. When was the aircraft carrier Coral Sea launched? How large is It? The U. S. S. Coral Sea, named for the battle of World war II in the Pacific, ••vas launched in Cc- Today's Birthday By AP Newsfeatures IIAILE SELASSIE, born July 2-3, 1891, became co-ruler of Ethiopia in 191 G, sole ruler in 1930. He was forced out in 1936 by Italian armies and the failure of world powers to honor their pledges and halt the fascist aggression. He went back in 1940 and helped the British clear the Italians from his country. His drive to modernize Ethiopia has distinguished his rule. tober, 1947. The new CVB is 963 feet Jong and has a beam of 113 feet at the wateiiine. With its sister ships Midway and Franklin D. Roosevelt, it is too large to pass through the Panama Canal. How many sons of Theodore Roosevelt served in World war II? Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt died of a heart attack at 1st army headquarters in Normandy in July, 1944. Major Kermit Roosevelt died in June, 1943, while on active service in Alaska. Lt. Col. Archibald B. Roosevelt served 2 years as an infantry battalion commander in New Guinea. The fourth son, Quentin, was killed in World war I. Is Rin Tin Tin Til a German Shepherd or a German police dog? Rin Tin Tin If is a German Shepherd dog. This breed is often incorrectly referred to as German police dog because many of these dogs have been trained for police work. Mason City Globe-Gazette An A. W. LEU NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by the GLOBE-GAZETTE PUBLISHING COMPANY 121-123 East Slate St. Telephone 3800 LEE P. LOOMIS Publisher W. EARL PI ALL. Managing Editor KNOCH A. NOREM - - City Editor LLOYD L. GEER Adv. Mgr. Entered as second-class matter April 12, 1930, at the postoffic'e at Mason City Iowa, under the act of March 3, 1879. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS, which is exclusively entitled io line for repub- Hcation of nil local news printed in this newspaper as well as all AP news dispatches. 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