Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on July 17, 1948 · Page 14
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 14

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MM«B Cli, OUk«.GM«?te* Mu.n Clt^? u! Pup Starves to Peath at Grave of Mother Birmingham, Ala., (U.R)—A shining example of canine loyalty was revealed when a thin, . nearly- •tarved cocker was brought to a veterinary hospital here. The pitiful bag of skin and bones had been found by its owner after having been missing 2i weeks. The pup was located finally at the grave of its mother, which was buried on the same day her 2 year old offspring disappeared. Attempts to save its life by feeding through the veins failed. HEARING AIDS $25.00 to $150.00 Batteries All Kinds DR. J. H. LEPPER, Opt. 28 First St. S. E. SPECIAL Limited Quantity 3 HP— 1800RPM Ball Bearing Motors For Use on REA Lines $95.00 K.8H. Electric 308 South Delaware Mason City, Iowa capable of learning from painful experience, future national conventions will be limited to Chicago, which is the one and only city in America fully equipped to play host to such a gathering. In at least 5 major particulars, Philadelphia has fallen short of requirements: 1. It is situated far off-center geographically. 2. Its hotels are too few and too small. 3. With comparatively narrow streets, transportation alter arrival here is slow and tedious. 4. The convention hall while large is not large enbugh. 5. The sound equipment—and this doubtless is correctible— leave much to be desired. These are no hurried judgments m my part. I've just completed eporting my 4th national conven- ion here. H i s t o rylore — Philadelphia's principal asset—just isn't enough Kinderhook, N. Y., the birth place of Martin Van Buren, re :eived its name "Children's Point Tom Henry Hudson because of the :ndian children who gathered on the shore to see his ship. FRIENDS INDEED-—Neighbors of W. J. Duff, farmer 1 mile west of Rock Falls, proved real friends Thursday when they came with 3 binders and a crew of shockers and harvested a 40 acre field of oats between 9 a. m. and 3 p. m. Duff has been ill for the last year and last Monday his son, Warren, who has been operating the farm, underwent an appendectomy. The picture was taken on the C. G. Gorkowski farm where dinner was served at noon by Mrs. D. W. Dunton, Mrs. Charles Calvert, Mrs. Veva Egabroad, Miss Debris Globe-Gazelle Photo Eygabroad, Mrs. Carl Hansen, Mrs. Carstin Bahnsen and Mrs. Gorkowski with Mrs. Lloyd Held and Mrs. Rose Maher helping provide the food. Those helping in the field were George, Roger and Herb Wyborny, Ted and Russell Schwartz, Ernest Claus, Dick and Vaughn Stabler, A. V. Wilkins, Fred Lair, Roland, Clem and Clarice Gorkowski, Otto and Vernell McDonough, M. A. Dodge, Carl Hansen, Bob Marker, Tom Perett, Carsten and Westly Bahnsen, Darrel Schrank, Galen Borchardt and D. W. Dunton. Jlanlontown—Lloyd Howell of Iowa City is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cesme. Daniels Jewelry Skilled Watch Re pa One Week Service • All Work Guaranteed 102 No. Federal Mason City [ 1 DAY FAMOUS MAKE Nationally Advertised SPARK PLUGS HURRY SATURDAY ONLY ANY MAKE — ANY MODEL CAR ire$toite 122 So. Federal STORE Phone 766 Convention Sidelights — 'Bonus System' Accounts for More Democratic Delegates By EARL HALL Staff Representative Philadelphia—Maybe through this convention you've been wondering why the democrats have 1,596 delegates whereas the republicans had only 1,094. Well, the reason is that when the democrats scrapped their rule requiring' any winning candidate to get two-thirds of the votes, they instituted a "bonus system." *— • • — Under it, any state that cast its electoral college votes for a democrat in the preceeding presidential election is allowed extra delegates. Seconding Speeches Held in Low Esteem I've come to hold the makers of seconding speeches in extremely low esteem so far as mental ac- cuity is concerned. One of the seconders of the Truman nomination opened up by promising that he would talk only a minute or 2. That statement got more applause from the audience than any other statement made by any other speaker in the endless series of seconding speeches. But—and here's the point—in spite of this impressive moral, all the seconders stretched out their speeches to the last comma and platitude, to the-moans and groans of the vast convention crowd. That goes for republicans no less than for democrats. Seemingly they just won't learn. Territorial Voting Provided Best Laughs Best laughs of the concluding day of the convention were provided by delegates from territorial possessions. The Virgin Island chairman, voting on the state's rights minority report, gravely explained that "under the unit rule," he was casting 2 votes one way or the other. On the 2nd roll call of the afternoon the Canal Zone delegate just as gravely announced that his delegation had just completed a caucus and that he was casting 2 votes for the minority report. Former Mess Sergeant Kept "Selling" Ike A grade of A-plus will have to be accorded to that former mess STORE AIR-COOLED FOR YOUR COMFORT <._. •liv, 23 S. Federal Mason City, lowo Choose a Helzberg CERTIFIED PERFECT DIAMOND t PRICES EFFECTIVE FRIDAY EVE and ALL DAY SATURDAY TER sergeant for Gen. Ike Eisenhower on the subject of persistence. Throughout the republican convention 3 weeks ago, this swarthy fellow cruised about downtown Philadelphia seeking to sell the general to the GOP as its presidential nominee. No sale. Undiscouraged, he arrived here 2 days before the opening of the democratic convention and took up headquarters in his microphone-equipped jeep right across Broad street from the Bellevue- Stratford hotel, party headquarters. From early morning until late at night, this Eisenhower worshiper has been reiterating his belief—at least 2,000 times every 24 hours—that although the general doesn't want to be president, he would yield to a draft. Hecklers have meant'nothing to this devoted disciple of General Ike. He's really sold on his product. Whether he'll be back next week at the old stand for the Wallace convention remains to be seen. Maybe by this time the whole routine has become a habit. Railroad Trainmen's Whitney for Truman Just 2 years ago, A. F. Whitney, head of the railroad trainmen's brotherhood, was handing out statements to the effect that his organization's treasury, reaching into the millions, would be available to bring about President Truman's defeat. That was at the time the president was proposing to use his wartime draft powers to end a railroad strike involving the trainmen and engineers. Wednesday afternoon the same Mr. Whitney was before the democratic convention asserting in loud voice that something really bad was going to happen to our country if by any chance Harry S Truman wasn't both renominalec and re-elected. "A man who" has wormed its way into the seconding speeches. Only Top-Flight Politicos Get Attention It's a curious thing. Nobody at a convention pays attention to any but the top-flight politicos as they orate. As these lines arc written, Senator Brien McMahon is just about knocking himself out trying to be heard over the convention hall din. The Connecticut senator is quite a guy. If he came to Mason City, I'm very sure that our people would turn out and fill the Wedgewood room of the Hnnford for him, if not Roosevelt auditorium. Nothing, it seems, is cheaper or more unappreciated than convention hall oratory. Paul McNutt, seated on a front row of the guest section not far from my post in the press section, just laughed uproariously when the Florida vote on the presidency was announced as 19£ for Truman, A for McNutt. National Conventions hould Be in Chicago If the major political parties are RATH'S LEAN ENDS OF Sliced » ^ _ /^lERS^. All •! i«r "UITIFIIO rilFICT' iltmtttt tit ttftifUtf tti |«tr- tt\tti by til !• k« *f <i»t <»t«f ptrl.lt in ot t'i t'*f*'- l!»i 1*4 ff«« Ittm l»firftctii«i • I *» t ki*i. *. - - -. ~ *• CERTIFIED PERFECT diamond solitaire in hand- engraved 14K gold mounting, with wedding band m matching beauty and design. Engagement Ring $ 85.00 Both Rings $100.00 6-diamond duet, featuring a large CERTIFIED PERFECT diamond solitaire in 14K yellow gold matched mouniing. Engagement Ring $169.00 Both Rings $209.00 Price* Include Federal Tax WITWER GROCER CO. 22 Tenth S. W. Phone 815 Immediate Delivery Mason City Appliance Store 211 South Federal 5-lb. Box LEAN-END CUTS PORK CHOPS Be not deceived. Most of tha audience applause you've been hearing from the conventions— both conventions—has been prompted not by anything that'b been said but by the mere fac that the speech is ended. Alabama Democrats Hog-Tied This Year The democratic voters of Ala bama are really hog-tied thi year if it's in their mind to vote for Harry S. Truman. The situa tion is this: They can mark their ballot for him—but their votes won't be counted. That southern state's 'electors .have already been named. And every one of them is on the record in solemn pledge that under no circumstances will he cast a vote in the electoral college lor Harry S. Truman. There are some in the Alabama delegation—including my Gadsden, Ala., press gallery seatmate —who don't like this prospect. The fact is that the Alabama performance at this convention has been extremely pathetic and there's more than a little talk of making some changes in that state's party leadership—especially its chairman. Liberty Bell Rung Repeatedly by Speakers It would be interesting to know how mnny times during the 2 major party conventions held here, our Liberty Bell has been rung by the speakers. Or how many references there have been to the fnct that the declarntion of independence was written nnd signed here. • Or how many times the phras^ WE HAVE MOVED to our new location 417 Second Street Northwest FURNITURE REPAIRING, FURNITURE REFINISHING, MIRROR RESILVERING, DISTILLED WATER, EXTERMINATION, PEST CONTROL Macket's Furniture Shop Phone 782 Better Service — No Parking Meters GLASSES ON CREDIT 50c A WEEK! Leading the Style Parade Attractive! Smartly styled glasses, carefully fitted to conform with your facia! contours, will add beauty and charm. Modern styles await your selection. 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