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Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, July 23, 1948
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EDITORIALS About Some Important Faces Unseen in Philly rpHERE was news in the names of those J- -who sat in on the democratic national convention in Philadelphia last week, of course. But there was almost as much news in the names of those who weren't there. Our reference, it should be explained, isn't to those who were absent because of death — Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Hopkins, Sidney Hillman and some others. Rather our reference is to the top-flight leaders of other years who were absent of their own volition. H ENRY WALLACE'S absence was explainable. But where were Jack Garner and Eleanor Roosevelt? Why weren't they there? What about James F. Byrnes and Justice William 0. Douglas ? Both have been closely associated with Harry Truman. Where were those new deal masters of the typewriter — ghost writers — Archibald MacLeish, Robert Sherwood and Sam Rosen- : men? \ Pi-ecarious health would explain Cordell Hull's absence. But where were Francis Biddie, Jesse Jones and Henry Morgenthau? Where were those brain-trusters — the Cohens, the Thurman Arnolds and the Frankfurters ? And what of the, "rebels"— Joe Kennedy, Bill Bullitt and "the old curmudgeon," Harold Ickes ? I T could be, of course, that all of these absentees had important business elsewhere. ft The fact, however, that they've never been too busy before throws a little doubt on this explanation. James Reston, political writer for the New York Times, offered his own theory by reciting an old story — the one about a man who went into a store to buy a pair of trousers : "Do you want blue or brown or gray?" the clerk asked. "It really makes no difference," the customer replied. "They're for a corpse." An Income Tax Study A TABLE of top incomes recently pre•*"*• sented by the United States News was helpful in at least 3 ways in disseminating information about our national income tax. One, it reveals that some enormous salaries are being paid in this land of free enterprise. Two, it reveals that the income tax falls •with a special force on those of high irm comes. Three, it reveals that there has been some substantial relief for these high income boys and girls in recent tax legislation. Now for the table, with the explanation that in each case, for purposes of convenience, the recipient of the income noted is assumed to be married but without children and that the 1946 income is assumed to be the same as that for 1948 : Look Out Below! THREAT OF THE IRON MESH The art school which complains it can't find any comely girls to pose in the semi-nude should send its recruiters down to the bathing beach. In a political campaign any party which assumes full credit for good times invites for itself responsibility for the high cost of living. The only hedge against inflation when there's a record-breaking national income is more per- mart production all along the line. Russia seems intent on seeing how close to war she can come without falling over the cliff. A colleague insists that 4 out of 5 women- haters are women. It's no easy task facing a United Nations in a divided world. Pros and Cons Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges Challenge to U. N. Carroll Times-Herald: If the permanent security council members really put world peace above selfish interests, they can prove it by uniting to solve the Palestine crisis. It will not only stop a tragic and dangerous war, but it will help to restore the United Nations' prestige, and revive the world's hope for its future existence. Telling Point Marshalltown Times-Republican: The gentleman from Georgia who nominated Senator Russell for president made quite a point when he reminded the convention that if it hadn't been for southern delegates in the 1944 convention Henry Wallace would now be president of the United States. History Repeats Danbury Review: The city newspapers and the country press are using the same pre-election psychological warfare for Dewey they used, \yord for word, when he was soundly threshed and it is beginning to look like history will repeat itself. Sign of Affluence Knoxville Express: It used to be that when a man was seen around a used car lot people had the impression that his luck was not so good. Now when he is seen in the same place they wonder how he made so much of it. «? Looking Out for James Rock Rapids Reporter: It seems one of the reasons James Roosevelt was so insistent that Gen. Eisenhower be the democratic nominee was that he wanted to be vice president on the ticket. That would have been something. Berlin Crisis Manly Signal: In order to avoid a war we may eventually have to withdraw from Berlin or submit to a humiliating "compromise" with the Russians. It will not be the fault of our soldiers but of our politicians. Call Off Oratory Davenport Democrat: If the November outcome is already determined, as spokesmen for the opposing camps say, let's agree upon the figures and everybody go about their business and call off the oratory. In Behalf of Eleanor Charles City Press: As time elapses people in this country generally will be disposed to think in kinder terms of Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, the widow of the late president. Mrs. Roosevelt deserves it. Big: Dividends Chemurgic Digest: From an estimated $10 million invested in developing hybrid corn, the nation is now getting annual dividends of at least $750 million. Bad Use of Veto B, Ottumwa Courier: Mr. Truman, with all his high duty call, cannot dodge the fact that he repeatedly has vetoed constructive legislation. Charles P. Skonras ((heaters) . ..? William Wyler (movies) Charles 11. Strub (horse racing) -. . Harry W. Bracy (merchandising) Archie O. Joslin (textiles) Charles E. Wilson (automobiles) C. W. Deyo (merchandising) ... Bing Crosby <movies) Betty Grable (movies) Cary Grant (movies) William Randolph Hearst (publisher) Rap Mllland (movies) Robert E. Sherwood (writer) .. ZjOrctta Young (movies) K. T. Keller (automobiles) "Wlnthrop W. Aldrlch (banker) ... William Bendix (movies) Shirley Temple (movies) Henry Ford II (automobiles) . . . Bcardsley Ruml (merchandising) Sewell I/. Avery (merchandising) Gross Pay In 1940 1085,300 432,000 3»(l,901 380,733 373,024 337,193 3)10,152 325,000 29D.300 273,800 278,125 208'ftOO 38«,o6fi 183,300 182,100 163,811 135,541 107,504, 103,240 101,100 Amt. Amt. That reft Would Be After left After 3046 Tax 19 18 Tax $243,413 $307,9(14 120,608 163,353 112,878 154,111 100,289 149,763 107,573 147,090 «9,<J20 138,051 98,002 13U.280 90,919 134,C!)2 01,215 127,460 8(>,8«7 121,113 8fi,51G 121,177 7fi,573 107,997 7(i,(ilO 100.7118 •50,820 ]00,27rt 05,903 9,'l,3in 65,127 (>2,lli(t 1)4,850 91,7(14 60,601) 85,279 53,843 74,037 47,05!) !iH,!5S 46.4KO 62,181 45,419 m.tue Boomerang Foreseen press, as well as many congressmen and senators, seems to be taking a dim viev/ of President Truman's political maneuver calling the 80th congress back into session. The genera! expectation appears to be that the extra session will boomerang on its sponsor, for many reasons. Most editorialists seem to believe that the republican congress, buttressed by ••v^ *•» -m-vr •MrtTT*-* 1 T-'*-*-! *>* n c-n-» 4- »•» s***r*-t »•*•*» r« wr • 11 rvn-v*. J iT-» »x J.IlCllljr i G V VI Llll£ OVJ U LI1OJL A1OJ- Oj Will DC11U. L.11VT president a batch of legislation that he will be forced to veto, thus high-lighting the difficulty of good government with executive and legislative branches fighting each other — in a campaign year. The Draft and Colleges T HERE are reasons to believe that the newly enacted draft act will have the effect of stepping up rather than reducing college enrollments this fall. The reasoning of high school graduates is this: "I can start my education this fall before being called up. Under the law, I'll be permitted to finish out the current school year and be just that much ahead." That's the reasoning — and it's good reasoning too. Observing Editorial of the Day THE SILVER LININ 7 G A USTIN HERALD: In spite of political turmoil ' and continuing war and revolution in different parts of the world, people everywhere still have to live and carry on the daily affairs of life. Ernest E. Norris, president of the Southern Railway system says that anyone who takes the trouble to look can find plenty of silver linings in the clouds today. "Leaders in government, labor, business and agriculture," said Mr. Norris, "must toss self- interest out of the window. It's got to be 'one for all and all for one' in the spirit of the old-time 'barn raisings.' "Above all, we've got to do what our grand- pappies did who created this country—go to work, all of us. We must work and produce as never before to maintain our standard of living and to defeat the disastrous inflation that is already banging at our doors. And as we work and produce I am sure we'll discover that valuable byproduct—good-will among all of our people—without which all is lost. "If I am any judge of trends, the American people as a whole are already rolling up their sleeves, tightening their belts, and getting ready to make democracy work in the old-fashioned American way. And that's the brightest of all the silver linings I see in today's dark clouds." Do You Remember? 10 YEARS AGO Walter Broers, Mason City, Floyd Thomas, Rockwell, and George Hietzhusen, Cartersville, have been appointed members of the local committee to advise'in the management, planning antf supervision of the Iowa State college Agricultural Foundation farm near Rockwell, Doctor Charles E. Friley, president of the college and chairman o£ the foundation, announced today. 20 YEARS AGO Chiropractors of North Town held a meeting at the office of Dr. E. A. Walker last evening. The following were elected officers to serve the district: Dr. D. E. Morris, president, Mason City; Dr. R. A. Walker, Mason City, secretary-treasurer; Dr. Smalridge, Buffalo Center, vice president. Members of the board of directors are Dr. D. E. Morris, Dr. Smallridge, Dr. Walker, Dr. Budlohg and Dr. Adler. 30 YEARS AGO M. R. Tournier, tenor of this city, has been engaged as special soloist with the Clear Lake concert band and made his 1st appearance yesterday afternoon and last evening. Each Sunday during the summer season Mr. Tournier will appear on programs, both afternoon and evening. They are given in Central Park. His numbers yesterday drew encores. 40 YEARS AGO Miss McColloch of McGregor, who formerly was in business here, paid a business visit to the city yesterday, returning home this mcrning. The store which she operates in McGregor was not seriously damaged by the flood though in the flood district. By quick action the doors were spiked which prevented 1he flood from entering. A large number concessions have already been sold by W. L. Patton for the county fair. A large number of them came from out of the city. To Your Health! By Herman N. Bundesen, M. D. NEW DEVICE FOR INJECTION **pODAY there are so many forms of treatment •1 which require the use of injections that a good deal of attention is being given to the problem of making this form of treatment less painful. Now, of course, nobody would object to an occasional prick of the needle, but some patients on extensive treatments with penicillin or streptomycin must endure it numbers of times daily, day aft^r day, for weeks at a time. Then, too, diabetic patients, who are required to take injections of insulin every clay of their lives, sometimes find themselves dreading the process. Besides this, vaccines and serums used so widely to prevent disease, are given by injection. Children, for whom such injections are largely used, often become definitely hostile to the "DR. BUNDESEN" doctor because of their fear of the needle. I recently told of a new type of syringe whereby injections into the skin could be given without using a needle, the material being forced through the skin under high pressure. This type of apparatus is useless, however, when it comes to giving injections into a muscle or vein. Furthermore, it is not yet generally available. Still move recently, another and simpler method for making all sorts of injections painless has been worked out. Dr. Franc D. Ingraham and his co-workers of Harvard university, Boston, have devised a simple apparatus which chills small areas of the skin in preparation for injection. This process makes injections much less terrifying for children and painless for adults as well. The useful little gadget which makes this pos- .sible is a brass cylinder. After it is filled with cracked ice and a substance known as calcium chloride one end is closed tightly with a rubber stopper. A smaller brass cylinder is fastened to the other end of the apparatus with solder. This is covered with a small rubber cap when not in use. When held against the skin for from 45 to 60 seconds, the skin temperature drops for a 30- to 60-second period. During this moment, injections made into the skin are practically painless. As the injection is given, there may be some ' tenderness due to pressure. This may be lessened by squeezing the skin together on each side when the injection is given. It would appear that this device is easy to construct and is by no means expensive. It can be utilized in practically every instance in which injections aie necessary, and often may be quite helpful in preventing soreness when a number of injections arc required in a single day. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS J. B.: If a child has an enlarged heart, can it be brought back to normal? Answer: It is not likely that the enlarged heart can be brought back to normal. However, with proper care, strain on the heart can be prevented so that further enlargement will not occur. They'll Do It Every Time Roving Reporter By Hal Boyle of the AP CALL FOR A NEW FEMALE FACE N EW YORK, (/P)—There must be something that can be done about the great American iemale face. The map of Europe is always changing. Why can't women change their maps, too? They're always promising you they will. They get up and say rougishly: "Excuse me, I want to go and change my face." But when they bring it back, there it is again—the same old deadpan they took out with them. Is that a change? Or is it just a case of the man being short-changed? Let me preach this plea for a change in the great American female face by saying I am no crabbed misogynist, suffering from a lifelong case of frustrated puppy love. I like women. Some of my wife's best friends are women. I have hit the sawdust trail for the gentler sex many times, admitting they are kinder and more intelligent than men. And more dependable in the pinches, too. But why—nay, thrice why—do they cloak their shining personalities, and their wondrous hidden ways, under the mask of the great American female face? This is the face they wear in public—chin tilted, eyes glazed, mouth frosted in faint disdain, nose held high as if it were being pulled from behind by an invisible fishhook. The native American male has become so accustomed to meeting this face on the streets and byways of his land that he unconsciously has come to assume this is the natural expression for a woman to wear. It might be for a Caribbean lady zombie, but for a nice American woman—never. This great, glacial, expressionless female face sometimes appalls visiting men from other countries. I asked one wise European what he thought of the women here.. "Will what I say cause any further cuts in the European recovery program funds?" he asked. Assured it wouldn't, he said: "Frankly, they puzzle me. They try extremely hard to dress differently and individually—but they also seem to go to any length to make all their faces look alike. I have difficulty telling them apart except by their clothes." The gentleman hit his head exactly on the nail, so to speak. Two women who would die rather than be caught wearing the same style hat don't mind at all going through life wearing the same face. The great American female face can't be blamed on universal imitation of Hollywood's impersonal glamor. It goes deeper than mere identical patterns of rouge and lipstick. Some critics believe it comes from watching store mannequins. This theory holds that a woman who buys a dress she saw on a window dummy unconsciously feels .she has to don the wooden expression the dummy wore. The girls assemble this frozen face the day they turn from bobby sox to nylons, and dissemble it only in old age, when they let their natural warm humanity show through again. Maybe that's why children and old ladies are so popular. In the Right Direction ( find some little basis for !hope in the Iow,a traffic accident picture for the first half of the current year as it is presented in a,recent report by the state department of public safety. First it's to be noted that there was an increase of 78,730 motor vehicle registrations in Iowa and approximately 17 per cent increase in traffic on Iowa highways. There were 202 fatalities for the first 6 months in 1948 as compared to 225 for the same period in 1947 or a reduction of 23. Most significant, however, is the fact that the fatality rate per 100,000,000 miles of travel in Iowa has been reduced from 7.4 in 1946 and 6.2 in 1947 to 4.1 for the first 5 months of 1948. The national average for the same period in 1948 was 7.1. For the first 5 month period, 1948, only 5 states show a better safety record than Iowa. The most- outstanding evidence of what can be done toward safe driving, however, was displayed over the 4th of July holidays this year when there was but one fatal accident, which claimed 4 lives. This accident occurred on a country road. Concentration o£ enforcement by all traffic enforcement officers coupled with extended radio and press publicity contributed a great deal to the traffic safety over the holiday period. Up to Saturday, July 17, Iowa showed a decrease of 23 fatalities over the same period last year. If Jesse Is Really Alive would like to accept the re- piport from California that Jesse James is still alive at 101. It adds so many adventure story ingredients to the tales read by the conductor of this department in his youthful days. What could be more romantic than the notion that America's favorite bandit, posing as one Thomas Howard, was not shot in the back of the head on that fateful day in St. Joe? What could be more touching than the thought of this man, still keen of eye, regretting his misdeeds, but warming his aged heart with memories of the days when he fought with Quantrill's guerrillas for the Bonnie Blue flag of the south? But we had better accept the identification of the body made by Zerelda James, Jesse's wife, and believe that Jesse is sleeping beneath that tourist-chipped piece of granite in the Kearney, Mo., cemetery. Otherwise we cannot sing the old lines: " 'Twas a dirty little coward That shot Mr. Howard And laid Jesse James in his grave." 2 Junior Baseball Grads : venture that many* youngster participating in the American L. e g i o n's junior baseball.program has read with interest about the success of 2 from their ranks of only a year or so ago. The 2—one from Georgia and the other from Ohio—have signed contracts totaling $62,000 in the major leagues. Hugh Frank Radcliffe, 18 year old strikeout artist of the 1946 crack Legion junior team of Thomaston, Ga., received a $40,000 bonus for signing with the Philadelphia National league club. It was believed to have been the largest bonus ever paid to an American Legion junior baseball graduate. Bob Andres, sensational 18 year old pitcher of the 1947 national junior baseball championship team of Cincinnati received a bonus of $22,000 for signing with the Detroit American league club. He will be farmed to the Buffalo club of the International league, a Detroit Tiger farm club. They're just 2 of the many who have found junior baseball a path to the big leagups. Rabbit Faster Than Horse have it from the World Book Encyclopedia that a jack rabbit can run faster than the fastest race horse. The jack rabbit has been clocked at 45 miles per hour, which is more than 3 miles faster than the greatest speed ever developed by a horse—42.3 miles per hour. Information, Please! 1. What popular name is given to a marine mammal which is loo large to be called a porpoise and too small to be called a whale? 2. By what name is Palestine referred to in the Bible? 3. Which is the more dangerous sport— football or boxing? Answers—1. A grampus. 2. Canaan. 3. Football is 130 times as dangerous as boxing, statistics show. THE DAY'S BOUQUET To MASON CITY ROTARY CLUB—for its excellent program of providing counsellors for vocational guidance in the high school. A total of 1,000 graduates have been given the benefit of this program over the past 3 years. Did You Know? Jimmy Hotlo STA66ER IN, KID- THEY'RE REACNFORVOU LIKEACANNERV IS REACN TO SMOKE HERRING THOSE JERKS ARE IN A SMOG ALL THE TIME. ALL THEY DO IS SAV YES TO BlGDOME, AMVHOW WE'RE READY FOR YOU NOW TO COME IN AMD TAKE A FEW CEMMV WEVER SMOKED IN ME! BUT THEY'LL OAK REMINGWOOD! TAKING A LAST LOOK AT LIFE BEFOPE ENTEQINS THE GAS CHAMBER- AND A, TIP OF THE HAaO MAT TO MISS 2. SEARS If;' By The Haskin Service EDITOR'S NOTE: Readers usinf this service for question of fact—not counsel—should sign full name and address anil inclose 3 cents for return postage. Address The Mason City GIobe-Ga- y.ctte Information Bureau, 310 Eye Street N. E., Washington 2, D. C. Has any member of the army ever received 2 medals of honor? To date there are recorded 4 double awards of the medal of honor to army personnel. The last double award was made in 1877. Which is the coldest state? North Dakota is the coldest state in the union. It has an average January temperature of 7.8 degrees F. and an average annual temperature of only 40.5 degrees. Who sane the part of Snow White in Walt Disney's production "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs?" Adriana Caselotti, daughter of a Hollywood singing teacher, was the voice of Snow White in "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." What organs in the body control balance? The mechanism of equilibrium depends upon the labyrinth organs in the internal ear, the sense organs in the muscles, tendons, joints and skin, and in many animals, the eyes. What present day language is closely allied to Engrlish? With the possible exception of the dialect of the Frisian islands, off Holland, Dutch is the nearest relative of English. What were the total births and deaths last year? There were 3,720,000 registered live births in the United States in 1947. With unregistered births the total is probably 3,910,000. Deaths numbered 1,448,000. The birth rate was 25.9 per 1,000 (based on registered births) and the death rate, 10.1 per 1,000. .7 What persons are entitled to burial In a national cemetery? To be eligible a person must be in active service in the armed forces at the time of his death or have been honorably discharged from the last period of service. Burial in a national cemetery may be arranged for the wife or widow and, under certain circumstances, for the minor children or unmarried daughters of an honorably discharged veteran. Did Charles Wakcficld Cadmau ever make recordings of Indian music? Cadman was particularly interested in Indian music and made a number of recordings of songs of the Omaha Indians, among whom he lived for some time. Was a balloon used to fly persons to California during the early days of the gold rush? A 7-ton balloon which was to fly the gold seekers from New York to Sacramento in 3- days was planned by Rufus Porter, editor of the Scientific American. Two hundred persons bought tickets for the trip at $200 each, but the balloon was never built. When rain insurance Is taken out for a baseball game or other outdoor event, how is the rain measured It it happers to fall on tlmi day? The amount ot rain (or Today's Birthday By AP Newsfeatures ELY CULBERTSON, born July 22, 1891, is the son of a wealthy Russia and activities. oil man who lost his fortune in. the Russian revolution. Ely made another fortune as a contract bridge expert. In poverty and wealth he backed revolutionary movements in several c o u n tries. He w a s jailed in Mexico for these hail) is measured by a rain meter. This is a 3-inch metal cylinder that is mailed out by the insurance office and set up at the place where the game or other event is to take place. An impartial person measures the precipitation and makes the dicision. For a baseball game coverage generally extends to the end of the 5th innijig. How many bills were introduced into the 80th congress? In its 2 years the congress considered 11,000 bills. The house passed over 2,000 and the senate over 1,700. Of these, 61 were vetoed and 6 vetoes were overridden. How many Negro medical schools are in operation? There are 2: Howard university in Wash-> ington, D. C., and Meharry Medical college in Nashville, Tenn. What are hard-times' tokens? The hard-times' tokens are the copper tokens that were struck between 1834 and 1841, during the financial disturbance and the controversy over the United States bank. Mason City Globe-Gazefrfa An A. W. LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Wcok Day by the GLOBE-GAZETTE PUBLISHING COMPANY 121-123 East State St. Telephone 3800 LEE P. LOOMIS ----- Publisher W. EARL 'HALL, Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM - - City Editor LLOYD L. GEER ---- Adv. Mgr. Thursday, July 22, 1948 Entered as second-class matter April 12, 1930, at the postottlce nt Mason City, Iowa, under the act of March 3. 1879. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS, whlrh Is exclusively entitled to use for rep\ib- llcation of all locaJ news printed In thii newspaper u well as all AP news dispatches. SUBSCRIPTION RATES In Mason City an<! 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