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Mason City, Iowa
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EDITORIALS You're Wrong // You're Shedding Tears for Tito "DUSSIA'S long-distance controversy with -Lv Yugoslavia has been variously interpreted as: 1—A gigantic trap into which to lead the sappy democracies, and 2—A genuine rupture indicating serious unrest behind the iron curtain and some rusting of the soviet iron hand. No matter which is correct, the western powers—particularly American—had best proceed with caution. There's already too much sympathy siding with the Slav dictator, Marshal Tito . . . which may be exactly what the marshal of Russia really wants. H ELPING Tito would be helping Stalin —and everything that stands against mankind's freedom. America would be worse than foolish to open its misunderstanding arms of refuge and help to Tito just because he's in a quarrel with'Stalin, Tito is still the ruthless, brutal police chief of a communist police state. He hasn't changed to a democrat overnight . . . even when, for the first time, he starts talking— for benefit of listeners outside the debate— about "peaceful co-operation with all countries." I F you can't do business with Stalin, you can't do business with Tito. Despite their reciprocal fist-shaking, they're still things equal to the same thing. If one appears to have fallen out with the other, that still doesn't make either equal to the thing democracy wants the world to have. Tribune Back-Pedaling A FTER delivering himself of some charges against Thomas E. Dewey which, if true, would make the New Yorker a wholly unfit man to occupy the white house, Col. McCormick of the Chicago Tribune these days is in the process of back- pedaling. While his enthusiasm for the GOP slate is definitely limited and qualified, he occasionally concedes that some of the things he thought and said about Dewey before Philadelphia might have been over-drawn just a mite. It's perfectly clear that before the November election, the lord of Tribune tower will be advocating the Dewey election with all the means at his command. And those means are considerable. So far as most republicans are concerned, it would be all right if the colonel would stick to his guns. Support from his comer is always a questionable asset for any candidate. Look Out Below! ANCIENT MARINER OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY The battle precipitated by the civil rights issue in Philadelphia was as nothing compared with what would have happened if the president had thrown the presidential nomination open by announcing that he wasn't a candidate. In China a suit of clothes cost 80 million dollars in Chinese money. There's one country where you're either a millionaire or a nudist. The buffalo, statistics show, is increasing in number even if the nickel which honors him is shrinking in both number and value. Unlike a good many ailments which get their start from various bodily weaknesses, poison ivy starts from scratch. Champion Louis now is threatening to enter politics. Better quit fighting while you're ahead, Joe. Pros and Cons Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges To the Rescue Council Bluffs Nonpareil: Never, in the entire history of our nation, were we so completely betrayed by our leaders as in the arrangements entered into with Russia. We can only hope the situation does not get completely out of hand during the coming months. With Dewey and Warren at the head of our government some of the damage can be repaired and a cataclysm averted. Turn About Davenport Democrat: The great number of federal jobs has frequently been cited as a means of a political party's being able to keep itself in power. This possibility is clear enough, but spoils have lure for republicans also. After being shut out for 16 years, the G. O. P. is hungry for the fruits of victory, and those beckoning federal jobs are a definite campaign asset. Painting Trees Charles City Press: We don't know how effective it is as an anti-bug measure but we recommend highly the painting white of the lower half of trees along the highway. At night on a blacktop road your course is marked perfectly by the reflection from your headlights on the white bases of trees. Farm Museum Blue Earth Register: Minnesota may soon become the home of a farm museum, if present plans of agricultural leaders in the state develop. The goal of the group is the erection and maintenance of a museum for the preservation of a permanent record of agricultural developments and progress. Standing Off Krcmlbi Carroii Times-Herald: The underlying reasons for Tito's rebellion, with some other recent setbacks for soviet world ambitions, offer at least a faint hope that the men in the kremlin will some day find their hands so full that they will not be able to reach out and grab for more. Truman Goes Farther Fairfield Ledger: President Truman is attempting to stand for everything for which Franklin D. Roosevelt stood, and then some. The "then-some" are some totalitarian concepts that probably never entered the mind of F. D. R. Crops Flourishing Washington Journal: It will be very difficult this year for the politicians to whip up any kind of an economic crisis in Iowa. One glimpse of our crop prospects will dispel the crisis in a hurry. Mr. Synhorst's Candidacy Emmetsburg Reporter: It seems to us as if M. D. Synhorst should receive the serious consideration of the republican convention for nomination to secretary of state. The Berlin Crisis Marshalltown Times-Republican: We do not like to see Uncle Sam placed in a position anywhere in the world where he can be told to get out or be starved out. New Variety Traer Star-Clipper: The Arabs we read about in Palestine seem to be different from the old- fashioned kind who used to fold their tents and silently steal away. Finland Deserves Praise Oelwein Register: Finland deserves the praise and respect of the entire democratic world, For Better Legislation QENATOR CARL HATCH of New Mexico, ^ retiring after 15 years, rewrites an old saw in laying down 2 suggestions for better laws. Instead of saying that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, Hatch insists that the path to the senate mind is through the belly. The United States, he insists, would get better laws if it fed the senate better lunches, and if its 96 members adopted a uniform lunch hour. About the time the senate gets down to business, (it convenes at 12 noon) the members drift out to feed their faces. Row after row of empty seats greet the gallery visitor. Hatch has one other suggestion that has something to it. He proposes that congress plan its work on a 12-month basis, with only a 60-day summer vacation. That would insure greater deliberation and it would avert disastrous log jams. Editorial of the Day THEY DESERVE RECOGNITION M ANKATO FREE PRESS: A recent new law governing the admission of women to the military services makes their reserve status permanent and gives them full equality with men except for the fact that they are never to enter combat. Enlisted and commissioned women will serve in hospital, supply, communications, administration, and aviation units, and those qualified may also work in such lines as electronics, law and engineering. Restrictions against overseas service have been removed. The thousands of women who proved their ability during the war made it evident that members of the "weaker sex" have a definite place" in the military set-up. Not only did they perform a patriotic duty to their own satisfaction and that of their superior officers, but they freed numberless men for'combat duty. These women will rejoice to have their status recognized and made permanent. Observing To Your Health! By Herman N. Bundesen, M. D. A REACTION DUE TO ALLERGY M ENIERE'S disease is one of the strangest of the many disorders now thought also, to be due to allergic reactions. People afflicted in this way are apparently well unless they eat some food or come in contact with something to which they are allergic and then a ,most unpleasant episode ensues. The first reaction is likely to be [extreme dizziness and impairment of the hearing in one ear, the sounds of the outside world being replaced by a persistent and annoying ringing in the affected ear. During an attack, the patient grows pale and often suffers from cold sweats, sickness at the stomach, and vomiting. The exact reason why an al- DR. BUNDESEN icrgy should take this form in some people is yet to be found, but the unpleasant symptoms can be accounted for by the fact that the reaction brought about by the allergy involves the blood vessels supplying the ear, which is not only the organ of hearing but also houses the body's balancing mechanism. A number of different forms of treatment have been employed. One of the most recent consists of the use of histaminc diphosphate. When persons are allergic, histamine is formed in excessive amounts in the body. Hence the object of this treatment is to make the patient less sensitive to histamine. In employing the treatment, the histamine di- phosphate is given slowly at the rate of 40 to 60 drops a minute by injection into a vein. The histamine diphosphate is dissolved in about a half pint of salt solution. The treatment is given daily for 10 days. At the end of this time, if no improvement is noted, the process is repeated for another 10-day period. Then, the preparation is given by injection under the skin, starting with a small dose which is gradually increased until some discomfort is produced. Reactions may consist of flushing of the face and a feeling of heat. More than' a hundred patients were treated in this way, and about three-fourths of them were completely relieved of the ringing in the ear, while the remainder had marked improvement. The hearing was improved in 9 out of 10 cases, and the dizziness relieved in about the same number. In older patients, who had signs of deficiency in vitamin B-complex as shown by redness of the tongue and lining membrane of the cheek, the vitamin B-complex was given by injection into a vein 3 times a week. Later on it was given by mouth. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS J. C.: What is the cause of a basal metabolism reading of 24 minus? Answer: The exact cause of the low metabolic rate cannot be stated. It may be due to a thyroid deficiency. Roving Reporter By Hal Boyle of the AP JUST LIKE A ZOO P HILADELPHIA, </P)—Political conventions are getting more and more animal. Unless Hank Wallace can pull a rabbit out of his hat at the national conclave of his 3rd party here next week, he may have difficulty in impressing the dazed citizens of the city of brotherly love. The republican and democratic conventions have convinced them that politics is going zoological. They are getting fond of the fauna. It's been a refreshing course in nature study for many grownups -whose only other recent contacts with the animal world have been a few prejudiced slaps at mosquitoes or breakfast interviews with the end products of absent hens. The parade of the 4-footed folk here began vdth the arrival of "Little Eva," who came with one trunk and a worried look to support the presidential candidacy of Senator Robert Taft. She won many hearts and has the happy memory of shaking hands with the senator. But somebody slapped a court order on this small fugitive from a circus. And what happened to Taft left many admirers of the elephant Dewey-eyed. Then came a national convention of the surefooted Elks, who had their political problems too —in lodge measure. No sooner was the last weary antler out of town than the donkey serenade of the democrats began. And a few of the delegates lived right up to the traditional stubbornness of the animal on their placards. They walked right out of the party harness, and are still ambling in southern pastures. But the final touch was ornithological. The friendly allied florists of Philadelphia, who had put together a 4,000-fiower American flag for the republicans, outdid themselves for the democrats. They plucked 8,000 red roses, white carnations, blue corn flowers and green and bronze magnolia leaves. And they fashioned them into a gigantic floral liberty bell. And beneath the bell they cooped up 48 pigeons to represent doves of peace. The idea was that after President Truman arrived on the platform the pigeons were to be loosed and soar up like man's ancient white hope of a world free of war. But pigeons and peace are hard to regulate. Nobody had bothered to brief the birds. When they were released it was long past midnight, well beyond their bedtime hour. They stuck drowsily in their cramped cage. For them it was too late for liberty. "Shoo," said Convention Chairman Sam Rayburn of Texas. "Shoo!" Most of the pigeons apparently weren't from Mississippi or Alabama. They just wouldn't walk out. A few finally did bolt the coop—but they whirred aimlessly around, zipped through the white hair of a platform dignitary, or settled on nearby electric fans waiting for Truman to speak. The pigeons flopped where they should have flapped. But after weeks of elephants, elks, donkeys and pigeons, Ben Franklin's old home town won't feel Hank Wallace is in step with political trends unless he arrives with some animal emblematic of what his party stands for. New York's Giant Airport : shall be interested in the development of New York's new international airport, which, was opened recently for limited commercial operations. Now the facilities are pretty primitive but big things lie ahead. The airport covers 4,900 acres (7.1 square miles) of former marsh land in the borough of Queens on Jamaica bay. It will make the present LaGuardia field look pgymy-like in comparison, being 9 times larger. Superimposed, that area would cover a third of Manhattan island, or more than half of Peoria, 111., or all of Cambridge, Mass. The central terminal area alone, ICO acres reserved for administration buildings, ramps and auto parks, is big enough to hold 25 Yankee stadiums. The airport has been building 6 years; it will be completed in another 12. It's a big place. So are its problems. Sixty million dlolars have already been spent on the project and another $100 million will be needed to complete the job. The field opened recently with 2 huge hangars (200 by 300 feet each) and 6 parallel runways ranging in length from 6,000 to 9,500 feet. Right now it has a frontier- like atmosphere, with broad stretches of white sand and brush grass and clusters of quonset huts and other temporary buildings to be used for administration, waiting rooms, concessions and ticket offices. But by 1960 or thereabouts, things will be vastly different. By then, the field will be operating 1,000 flights a day on 12 runways. It will have an average daily population of about 115,000— 57,000 passengers, 30 thousand em- ployes, 28 thousand visitors. Mistaken Translation? find myself rather sympa- % thetic with the school of Bible students who believe that translators from the Hebrew missed fire a bit in their statement that "it's easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of Heaven." Their theory is that the words "camel" and "rope" are almost identical in the original Biblical language. There's only one letter difference. Obviously it would be easier to get a rope through the eye of a needle than it would a camel. But the moral is still there. Rich people are being subjected to a special assay in the ultimate judging. Worst Is Yet to Come \ have a tendency to, look ^ upon the present volume of traffic on our streets and highways as being at its peak. But a study recently completed by top traffic authorities expect the 1940 volume to double by I960. This prediction takes on plausibility when we reflect on the fact that the number of vehicle miles traveled in the United States has increased 6-fold in the past 25 years. . Of course, the one most important step toward a solution of the traffic problem which will face us in 1960 is to make the public realize its extent and its seriousness. There isn't a full realization of it at present else there would be a far greater building program under way than we have. For one thing we'd be thinking in terms of multiple lane highways, with traffic channelized to avoid head-on collisions. That means a physical separation between opposing streams of traffic. The mere addition of a foot or two of concrete along the shoulders of our existent slabs is but a temporary expedient. It is in no sense a final solution of our problem, faced as we are by a doubling of traffic density in the next 15 years. The question facing us is this: Do we want to engineer safety into our highways—and it will not be cheap—or do we want to pay infinitely more in the form o£ needless highway slaughter? Information, Please! ]. Would you say a bullet travels faster or slower than sound? 2. In the nursery song, "A Tisket, a Tasket," what was lost from the basket? Answers—1. Faster. The velocity of a 30-30 bullet is about 2,200 feet a second. The velocity of sound is much less than this. 2. "A letter to my mom." THE DAY'S BOUQUET To NORTH IOWA'S GOOD NEIGHBORS — for being friends indeed when misfortune has struck in a farming community. There seems to have been an unusual number of cases this spring in Cerro Gordo county, particularly, where the neighbors have felt called upon to help out with the farm work because oi death or illness. Did You Know? By The Haskin Service EDITOR'S NOTE: Reader* using this • erviee for question of fad—not counsel—should slen full name and address and inclose S cents for return postage. Address The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Rnreau, 3I'> Eye Street N. E., Washington 2. D. C. Did the Soviet Union use II. S. tanks or Russian tanks during the battle of Stalingrad? The department of the army says that there- is no record that the Soviets used U. S. tanks on any significant scale during the baUle of Stalingrad. At no time did U. S. tanks constitute a majority of the armored vehicles used by the Soviets in a major operation involving armor. Is the first photograph made by a camera still in existence? The first photograph made by a camera is credited to Joseph Nicephore Niepce, and not a single example is in existence today. When did the tax on furs go ~T"nAnii'e> Ri r*-Y*An\t into effect? The tax of 10 per cent I OUQy S DIlTnUUy on the retail sale of furs was ef- of Negro physicians to population is one physician to 780 persons. In Missouri the ratio is one to 1,002 and in Mississippi one to 18,527. When and where did the punishment of tarring and feathering originate? The practice of tarring and feathering was imposed by an ordinance of Richard I in 1189 as a punishment in the navy for theft. Where was the new German money printed? The new currency to be used in Western Germany was printed in the United States in 1947 and 1948. How much rain and snow fall on the roof of an average house in a year? In a year the weight of the rain and snow that falls on the roof of an average small iam- ily dwelling is about 60 tons. Do You Remember? They '" Do " Every Time By Jimmy Hotlo 10 YEARS AGO Clear Lake—The Luther League Bible camp has closed, boasting the highest enrollment in years, 204 as compared to 172 last summer. The council, chosen this week to represent the St. Ansgar and Decorah circuits-of the league, elected the Rev. O. C. Hellekson, camp manager from Lake Mills, the new president of the council and Oscar Lovestuen, Decorah, as secretary. 20 YEARS AGO v In the formal opening of their new store Wednesday evening and Thursday Patton Brothers •*• have left their homeland to settle in ..have invited the general public to view and visit , , , the beautiful new $20,000 structure which rcpre- Other parts OI the worm. sents one of the finest men's stores in the mid- west. On the 1st night of the opening, Wednesday evening, the Cecil theater orchestra, under the direction of Joe Power, will play from 7:30 until 9. 30 YEARS AGO The Presbyterian Ladies' Missionary society will meet tomorrow afternoon at the home of Mrs. W. C. Johnson, 326 4th S. E. The assisting hostesses are Mrs. W. L. Richardson and Mrs. R. K. Hanson. Mrs. C. E. Kearns will lead the study Exodus From Britain N 18 months more than 100,000 Britons An approximate 25,000 chose Australia, and 600,000 more are begging to be permitted to follow them. South Africa gained 25,000 and 100,000 are waiting to take up there. i Canada will pick up 156,000 of whom already have settled in Canada, and 300,000 of chapter s^of ^Africai^gii^and^j, R. are on a waiting list. the United states." New Zealand will be the home of 1,200 40 YEARS AGO with another 42,000 awaiting transportation facilities. Nine years of dreary queue-line living has been too much for the sturdy Britisher, grim and unyielding as he has been; IECAUSE PARTICULARLY ITHE FINAL DEWING (?) PROBABLV REFLECTS THE HEARTFELT SENTIMEMTS OP THOUSAWDS OF OTHER GENEROUS BUT DISAPPOINTED CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS FEATURE. WE COPY HERE, PCACT- tCALLV AS RECEIVED, A LETTER FROM A. LADV DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS«^ " The Elks will have a ball team and of a bunch antlered tribe which was given a try out last night it is believed 6 possible players will be developed. C. R. Barber was elected captain and H. E. Law, manager. Charles Hardman is the official catcher. A challenge has been sent to the local team already to ploy a game at Waterloo on Aug. 6, the occasion of the state roundup of the herd. <re/Uj cJawtA-S &+** faJ*!S d""^* CTM- tuits j*^r C' 1MI. KING rrATUKF.S SYNDICATE ti«, WORLD R10IITS RF.SKHVCD. DEAR BARBARA- I'D LIKE ID USE ALLTHE SLKS6ESTIONS.HOMEy CHILE BUT OL* GRANPAPPV HAS BEEN DRAWING THIS PAWEL FOR NIGH ON ID 16VEARS (ENOUGH CARTOONS TO REACH FROM NEWVORKTOFOGT WORTH) AND ITS MKjHTV TOUGH TO COME UP WITH AN IDEA I HAVEN'T ALREADY USED — SINCERELY 7-1 fective Oct. 1, 1941. The tax was increased to 20 per cent as ot April 1, 1944. It is still 20 per cent What king: said of his small sou, "He is little, but he will grow ami if God pleases, he will mend?" The father of the 7 year old son, William, Duke of Normandy, presented his child to the nobles before starting on a pious pilgrimage. With these words he demanded the allegiance of the nobles. What is considered a "perfect game" in baseball? It is a game in which there are no runs, no hits and none reaching first base. Are ships at sea damaged by lightning? The steel hull of a vessel constitutes an adequate ground for protection against lightning. In vessels having wooden hulls, ground connection is made by means of a copper plnte secured to the outside of the hull below the water line. Lightning is readily grounded upon striking the water which is a conductor. Under what circumstances did Henry Clay say that he .would rather be right than president? When told that his advocacy of the Missouri compromise measure of 1850 would injure his chances for the presidency, Henry Clay remarked to Preston of Kentucky, "I would rather be right than president." What is the midnight sun? Midnight sun is the popular name for the sun when visible at midnight in mid-summer. Norway is the "Land of the Midnight Sun." From May to August there is no night. The sun never disappears from sight for 77 days. Other parts of the world that lie north of the Arctic circle, or south of the Antarctic circle, also have periods of midnight sun. Is the watermelon native to the United States? The watermelon is a separate and distinct species of the cucumber family which has been grown in this country for a great many years, but which 19 supposed to have originated in a wild stale in Africa. What is the ratio of Negro physicians to population? In the United States the national ratio By AP Newsfeatures JAMES CAGXEY, born July 17. 1904, bluffed his way to a job as chorus boy in N e w York. Then the actor with an Irish Norwegian ancestry scored with a Jewish- accent vaudeville skit. He made his first hit in a play |pf| with Joan Blon- |fi| dell. After their v:>:'-j| second hit to- z. e t h e r in "Penny Arcade," they both went Id Hollywood for the film version. Ho did many gangster pictures and won fame as the man who "socked gals"—on the screen, thai is. * Mason City Globe-Gazette An A. W. LEE NEU'SPAI'ER Issued Evnry Wnek Dny by thr GLOBE-GAZETTE PUBLISHING COMPANY 121-123 East State St Telephone 3800 LEE P. LOOMIS Publisher W. EARL HALL, Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREiM - - City Editor LLOYD L. GEER Adv. Mgr. Saturday, ". 1948 Entered as second-class mutter April 12, 1930, at the postofflce at Mason City. Iowa, under the net of March 3. 1870. 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