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Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, July 16, 1948
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EDITORIALS Answer by Britain to Charge of Ingratitude P ROMPTED perhaps by recent magazine - articles on the general theme of "Why ~ Britons Hate Americans," the British inf or- mation services has issued a booklet titled: ;; "Britain and the Marshall Plan." '- Its contents consist wholly of praise for appreciation of American generosity as is reflected in the European relief plan. Leading off in the booklet is a quotation )m Winston Churchill when he alluded to *• -..our lend-lease program as "the most un- CHsordid act in the whole of recorded history." Look Out Below! FIRST BATTLES LOST, BUT NOT THE WAR! , it is contended by the authors of *--..--. I *"".' ^e new booklet, is expressive of "the < , feelings of a grateful Britain toward a gen- £.;:.: erous and understanding United States." * "Such expressions of gratitude," the '-foreword states, "are repeated today in ' ..... "Britain's acknowledgment of Marshall aid." On successive pages in the little volume ',,... are messages and quotations from Prime ....Minister Attlee, Ernest Bevin, foreign af- - fairs secretary, Sir Staff ord Cripps, the London Times, the Manchester Guardian, the London Daily Herald, the London Daily Express, Time and Tide, The- Daily Mail, .Financial Times, The Economist, and last 1 ...from a British housewife, Betty Burges of Staines, Eng. r "TT7E in England," concludes Mrs. Bur' » ges in her communication to the New York Times, "are not ashamed that we have had to spend the wealth of generations in fighting 2 world wars from the first day to the last. "We are not in the least downhearted because we have had to struggle against formidable difficulties — it is stimulating to find means to overcome them. But we are deeply grateful that such -generous aid should be given to us by our - -friends and comrades, the American people. •••;: "I feel sure that we shall prove our gratitude by doing all we can to restore our own prosperity and that of our neighbors." Closing Our Books W HEN Uncle Sam on the final day of June closed his books detailing shipments of wheat abroad for the government's fiscal year, the cold figures of exports gave an emphatic answer to the myth of American Shylock. The United States had dispatched 475 million bushels of wheat abroad to hungry peoples — enough to support a nation of more than 114 millions on the basis of the American food standard. In the 3rd postwar crop exporting year the United States had delivered its greatest assistance. That is one way of looking at it. Its contribution toward securing peace among desperate hungry peoples cannot be reduced to tangible figures. That it had a great stabilizing effect is obvious. That it relieved American agriculture in temporary terms from a paralyzing accumulation of grain surpluses also will be generally recognized. At no time do we consume more than 650 million bushels of wheat here at home, including that which is fed to livestock. The surplus for each of the last 3 years to be carried over would be only a little short of equalling the portion of the crop for which there is a home market. It's the one phase of the farm program ;for which there has been no acceptable so- jjlution thus far, r<* > ~77ie Cornucopia States OIMPLY using cash marketing receipts ^ as a measurement, 12 states had a cor- •ner on 57 per cent of the nation's 30-bil- Hon dollar farm income in 1947. And 9 of these dozen states are in the middle west, and 9 had agricultural income in excess of 1-billion last year. It's hard to get a quick picture of America's agricultural wealth, but' the department of agri culture has made a working analysis. In 1947 an even dozen states, the majority of which were in the middle west, showed cash receipts from farm products of ' $17,172,253,000, which far outweighed the ;-. products of the other 36 states. ;• In this group of 12 most productive "states Iowa is at the top, followed by Cali- tprnia, Texas and Illinois. In the same fa- , tered-12 group are also Minnesota, Kansas, t^braska, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin; and New York. The only outsiders in 1 the middle border are the Dakotas and Michigan, understandably so. Iowa's lead was based on a 1947 farm Income of $2,368,962,000, which is about the game as the total agricultural products of 8 south Atlantic states together. New York alone of the top 12 agricultural states fe 1947 failed to make the billion-dollar Even so artistic a soul as Henry Wallace will have difficulty in harmonizing the various shades of red and pink to be represented at his 3rd party I convention in Philadelphia. The day-to-day and night-to-night perform• ance of radio comedians gives plausibility to the oft-made claim that there are only 7 fundamental jokes known to ( man. News dispatch says a British aristocrat rode a scooter to the As"cot races recently. And if he picked the wrong horse, he probably walked home. It's surprising how many times the little phrase, "He was an ea-ly riser," appears in the life stories of our great Americans. Note to motorists: Alibis don't excuse accidents. Pros and Cons Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges No Choice for Voters Wisconsin State Journal: This newspaper believes firmly in the 2-party system of government. It is not a healthy situation when one of these major parties becomes so infected with dry-rot that victory for the other comes automatically. A political party should deserve to win, and voters should have the opportunity of choosing between 2 strong contestants. Forgot Deduction Council Bluffs_ Nonpareil: A Kansas farmer who contributed '1,226 bushels of wheat to the friendship train last winter has been called upon to pay $8,950.27 additional income tax on the value of the wheat. He probably forgot the allowance deduction for gifts is limited to 15 per cent of individual incomes. Will Congress Help? Alton Democrat: Gov. Dewey's "liberal" viewpoint is now receiving great stress among republican propagandists, but what about the congress? If elected will Dewey be able to put across liberal policies any more satisfactorily than has President Truman? "Great Relief" Sioux City Journal: The latest Harry Hopkins installment says Pearl Harbor was a "great relief" to Franklin Roosevelt. Up to then, he didn't know how he was going to get us into that war he swore he wasn't going to get us into. Never Recognize Defeat Atlantic News-Telegraph: The most consistently optimistic fellow of whom we know is the political campaign manager. Like a high school yell leader, he never recognizes defeat until the last tally has been made and recorded. Trouble Ahead? Lake Mills Graphic: It is not a pleasant prediction to make but we cannot help reaching the conclusion that the nation is on an economic jag that will inevitably produce the fateful morning afterwards. Vice Presidency Waterloo Courier: If Dcwey and Warren are elected, it will be interesting to watch the development of the vice presidency into a position of real importance in the field of public service. Federal Jobs Marshalltown Times-Republican: Missouri has 50 per cent more population than Iowa but more than 3 times as many civilians on federal payrolls. Harry has done well by the home folks. Wallace Contributions Garner Leader: Wallace claims to represent the common man, but his campaign has had more large contributions ($1,000 or more) than the democrats and republicans put together. "Low Cost" Housing: Decorah Journal: It looks like Decorah and the-rest of the U. S. will have to be satisfied with $15,000 "low cost" housing, at least for the time being. Cycle of Success Oskaloosa Tribune Press: Working hard to make money to leave to children who won't work is called the cycle of success. Editorial of the Day SALVAGING HUMAN LIVES TV/rANKATO FREE PRESS: "If industry would •"I sa ve human scrap as it does old metal and rags, thousands of down-and-outers could have useful lives and American wealth would be greatly increased." This is the opinion oE the American Businessmen's Research Foundation, an organization representing 10,000 businessmen and 50 corporations throughout the country- Backing its plea for salvaging derelicts, the foundation cited 80,000 unemployed in Chicago, who, if given a little help and medical care, could be returned to work, thereby producing an additional $100 million worth of consumer goods according to the foundation. This seems like sound business sense and good human relations both. When individual rehabilitation can be recognized as a material and social asset, progress in human relations is being made. Do You Remember? 10 YEARS AGO *u ^ * he meetin £ o£ San Juan Marne auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars reports were made on the state encampment held in Cedar Rapids by Mane Schmidt and Mrs. Harry Ditch. Delegates were elected to the 39th national Veterans of Foreign War encampment to be held in Columbus. Ohio. They are Mrs. Anna Jarvis, Mrs. Emma Duncan and Mrs. Marie Schmitz. Alternates will be Mrs. Robert Macket, Mrs. Marie Schmidt and Mrs. Arnold Tilton, 20 YEARS AGO One of the delightful events of Christian church, life was the men's class picnic at Eagle Point park It came as climax of a contest between the Red's captained by H. B. Letts and the Blues whose leader was W. H. Hanks. After a big supper furnished by the Reds, A. L. Long, J. H. Marston. Fred Coe and W. S. Winders being the committee in charge, a baseball game was the diversion. The game ended in a tie score at darkness. The star player was H. I. Prusia. 30 YEARS AGO Miss Agnes Helbig, principal of Garfield school, has been granted a leave of absence for a period of 6 weeks from her duties here to attend the summer session of the Civil and Philanthropic school at Chicago. Miss EstiMt Halbig will act as principal during her absence. Mrs. H. S. Stanbery, who has been here and at Clear Lake for the past week visiting with relatives, leaves tomorrow for Ft. Dodge, where the family will make their future home. 40 YEARS AGO 3 All Shriners are moving in. the direction of St. Paul this week and among the Mason City members of the order who are already there or will go are George Feldman, Charles Randall, William Nettleton, George Cragg, Mr. Kingsbury, John Wilcox, and George Gabler. Mr. Cramer, inspector of construction for the new postoffice building, is already in St Paul. It is expected that from 80,000 to 40,000 Shriners will attend. Observing To Your Health! By Herman N, Swndesen, M. D. CARE OF NEW-BORN BABY A CHILD'S start in life depends to a great extent **• on the care he receives in the weeks immediately following birth. For the normal baby, this care need not be complicated because the newborn baby does not need many things. Nevertheless, his care should be exact because life itself may be threatened unless these lew requirements are scrupulously attended to. First of all, the new-born baby needs warmth and proper food. Of equal importance is protec- ition against germs. When these 3 things are provided, the normal baby will thrive. However, I as an added precaution against illness, he should be examined I by a doctor at frequent intervals—every day during his stay i in the hospital, and monthly thereafter. In this way, any signs of sickness will be noted early I enough to permit of proper treatment. The less a new-born baby is UR. BUNDESEN handled the better. After birth, the baby's skin is cleaned. It is suggested by some physicians that a complete bath not be given until from 8 to 14 days later. Of course, the baby's clothing and the dressing on the corn stump should l>e changed daily and diapers replaced when needed. During the baby's stay in the hospital, those who care for the in [ant should wear clean gowns, and face masks. No one who has a cold, even a slight one, or similar infection, should come in contact with the baby. In regard to the feeding, breast milk is by far the best. It must be remembered that all babies lose weight for the first 5 to 7 days. It is suggested that the baby be put to the breast twice a day following birth, 2 to 4 times the next day, and thereafter at 4-hour intervals. If the baby is given a cow's milk mixture during the first few days, his hunger is dulled so that he will not nurse vigorously from the breast. If the baby does not nurse vigorously, the breast milk supply will not come in properly nor will it be maintained. According to Dr. C. A. Smith of Boston, there 5s another danger in feeding new-born infants too much or too early. Because they are inexpert at nursing, they may suck some of the fluid into the lungs and develop what is known as aspiration pneumonia. A weak baby, according to Dr. Smith, is only made weaker by attempts to force food into him. If the baby must have a cow's milk mixture, the formula should be a simple one. If the baby does not get along well, the chances are that the fault is with the baby and not with the feeding. It is also suggested that the new-born baby will do best if kept with the mother as much as possible because of psychological and emotional factors. Should the baby become ill, he should be isolated, that is, separated from well babies. All of the things necessary for the sick infant, such as oxygen and the equipment required for the injection of whole blood, should be available, They'll Do It Every Time Roving Reporter By Hal Boyle of the AP DEMOS MEET GLAMOR CHALLENGE Philadelphia, (fP) —The lady in green had goose pimples—and a heart full of words. She also wore a pink petticoat, a big diamond ring bright as a firefly and a solemn cocoa-colored makeup that crinkled as she talked. But the thing that made Congresswoman Helen Gahagan Douglas the toast of the democratic convention Tuesday night was her mixture of mature beauty and her political earnestness. She was the democratic answer to the glamor challenge raised by the republicans 3 weeks ago when they featured Clare Boothe Luce as a convention speaker. And Mrs. Douglas was ready to take up that challenge! Men politicians may not learn from each other's mistakes—but smart political ladies do. Whether Congresswoman Douglas or ex-Con- gresswornan Luce is the most glamorous gal in politics is a hair-pulling question among feminine supporters of the 2 ladies. And the 2 ladies themselves—it is reasonable to assume—are aware of their rivalry. Both are former actresses. But Tuesday night La Belle Douglas had a big advantage. She had the edge that any experienced actress has after watching another actress perform under strange and new conditions. The new element was the magic and sometimes cruel eye of television. That eye turned Mrs. Luce, a slender, blond, white-skinned beauty, into a pale, gesturing ghost on the television screen during her speech before the republican convention. Mrs. Douglas, chestnut-haired wife of Movie Actor Melyyn Douglas, learned a makeup lesson from her rival. When she stepped to the speaker's table, she may have looked to the delegates slightly like Pocahontas getting ready to put in a good word for John Smith. But on television she was as pretty as Ingrid Bergman seen from the 10th row in the orchestra. For all her public speaking experience, the Irish lady in the Kelly green dress was nervous. She stood high on her toes and her pink petticoat slipped into view of those on the platform as she began pouring her speech into the microphone. Her arms trembled. "She shakes and she shouts," said one critical bystander. The goose pimples—or duck bumps—came out on her firm, rounded arm. I counted them up to 125, and then they began to disappear, like little bubbles on a lake,of pearl. The lady had herself in hand. Down the verbal road of new deal loyalty she went, here whacking the republicans, there calling upon democrats to make a memorial to Franklin D. Roosevelt through "service to humanity." When she stepped back, the delegates leaped to their feet and gave her an ovation 2nd only to that accorded Keynote Speaker Alben W. Barkley. But conventions are run by men. And the men had made a mistake. They had given her the last place on the program, and most delegates had already left the hall before she rose. Few left once she started speaking. But the lady in green deserved a better house. And she deserved a better stage manager. New Use for Helicopter ^ a thrill out of this ££> story about a new use for helicopters which appeared in the Los Angeles News: "First flight of an 'office-to-forest' helicopter, service, designed to get fire-fighting directors to the scene of action more quickly, was hailed a success today by federal officials. "Harry Grace, fire control officer for the Angeles National Forest, who made the initial run, left his office in the Federal Bldg. yesterday afternoon and took off in the 'copter from the roof of a garage at First and Boylston streets a few minutes later. "In a matter of minutes the big craft beat its way over city traffic to the federal forest, where Grace was set down on a temporary landing strip. "The rest of the afternoon was spent testing possible landing sites at the Angeles Crest Guard Station, Red Box, Charlton Flats and other points within the boundaries of the national forest. "Forest Supervisor William V. Mendenhall said 'copter flights by personnel in his office would become standard procedure during the coming fire season." Salute to Women Drivers k feel that the women driv- . ers of Iowa are entitled to a full-flowered salute. And here's the basis for that salute: In a 4-months' period, the director of the drivers improvement division of the Iowa department of public safety has sent out 1,055 letters to motorists who have violated traffic laws. Only 4 females received this warning letter while the remainder —1,051—were sent to males of all ages. In the breakdown of age groups, young drivers were well in the lead. In the bracket between 15 and 25, there were 463 friendly tips on safe driving. That's not far from half of the total. "Remember By Beloved" am indebted to Raymond jjli Kresensky, Buffalo Center, one of Iowa's most talented poets, for this delicate verse contribution: Remember my beloved In the pattering of chilly rains, Remember her When nothing- else remains. When the sun shines brightly Or the moon climbs high, When the wind blows fiercely And the flowers die. . . . Hcmember my beloved When waves lift out of a troubled sea; Kemembcr her, For my beloved remembers me. By Jimmy Ratio / -NOW HERE'S A REAL BUY-THIS COUPLE SIMPLY HAS TO SELL ON ACCOUNT OF SICKK1ESS-GOTTA MOVE TO ANOTHER CLIMATE FOR THEIR HEALTH-THEY'RE ASKING 25, BUT CONFIDENTIALLY. I THINK VOU CAN GET IT FOR20! fciHftfcl ram Zebu!on a Bad Prophet wonder what Lt. Zebuion '. M. Pike, discoverer of the Colorado peak bearing his name, would say if he could return to the scene today and see what's happened to his monument. His estimate of the height was 18,500 feet— about 4,000 too many —and he predicted that it never would be scaled by mortal man. This was in 1806. By 1820, Pike's peak had yielded to mountain climbers. Last year about 200,000 persons reached the top. Many went up on the 9-mile Manitou and Pike's peak cogway but more traveled the highway completed in 1915. The cogway, which went into operation in 1891, carried its millionth tourist passenger in 1946. Diesel-electric locomotives have replaced the huffing-puffing steam dinkeys of former years. ; Tourists come by automobile and bus to the Manitou terminel, 6,562 feet above sea level, 6 miles west of Colorado Springs. The climb from Manitou is made on a twice- daily schedule, with occasional special sunrise trips. Seven tiny way stations dot the cog route. The climb takes 80 minutes—an average 7-mile-per-hour speed. Twelve miles per hour is the speed limit, while half that fast is the pace on the one long mile of steepest grade. Streamlined in appearance, the new observation cars, from waist- level up, are largely of a clear plastic tinted blue to cut glare. Since the climb is continuous, the car is not coupled to the locomotive. The latter pushes all the way up and serves as brake all the way down. Information, Please! 1. Who composed Rhapsody in Blue? 2. To what bree$ of dogs does a Scotty belong? 3. Who wrote the book and play, Peter Pan? Answers—1. George Gershwin. 2. Terrier. 3. James Barrie. THE DAY'S BOUQUET To M. F. ZACK—for his reelection as chairman of the mid- west chapter of the National Industrial Service association, including a 4 state area. His selection by the electrical equipment servicemen is another case of a Mason City craftsman being recognized for outstanding ability. Did You Know? By The Haskin Service EDITOR'S NOTE: Readers uslnp this service for question of fact —not counsel—should sign full name and address and inclose 8 cents for return postage. Address The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, 31I> Eye Slrect N. E., Washington 2. D. C, How many kidnappings were reported in the United States last year? In the fiscal year 1947 there were 26 kidnapping cases, all of which were solved. In the preceding year only 13 cases were reported. What is the name of the tribe of blond Indians and where do these people live? The San Bias Indians, also known as the Cunas or Tules, live on the San Bias islands off Panama. Many of these Indians are "white" and their chief characteristic is unfriendliness to all outsiders. How long: after the atomic bomb tests occurred was the island of Bikini radioactive? A year after the atomic bomb tests of 1946, Bikini was reported to be almost safe for human habitation again, except for a strongly radioactive area on the bottom of the lagoon, immediately underneath the center of the underwater explosion. Please describe the method of planting rice by means of an airplane. In California, where nearly all the rice grown is planted by airplane, the seed is dropped from a hopper in the fuselage and spread evenly by the propeller blast over the flooded rice paddies. The seeds sink and take root. In one day one airplane can plant 350 acres, a job that would take 2 men 2 \veeks to do by hand. What causes a swimmer to get a cramp? Cramps are due to spasmodic contractions of the muscles of the abdomen or legs. It is usually felt that specific contractions which produce cramps may be due to chilling or prolonged exposure or prolonged exertion. Who originated the dime novel? Dime novel is a generic name for the inexpensive tales of adventure, mystery, etc., that were first published by Erastus F. Beadle in I860. These books were usually printed on cheap paper and sold for 5 to 25 cents a copy. They were extremely popular until about 1915. Please describe the construction of the so-called "balloon" house. Wallace Neff's balloon house is formed by depositing a reinforced concrete shell upon an inflated balloon form. A number of these houses have been used in a housing development in Brazil as well as in the United States. What bird builds the highest nest? It is impossible to say definitely which bird builds the highest nest. The bald eagle, osprey, and certain kinds of hawks build their nests on the tops of the tallest trees in certain localities of North America. Some hawks also build un the high cliffs and ledges of the' western mountains. What is the life of an ordinary unpainted copper fly screen that is exposed (o all kinds of weather the year around? Some of the wires of unpainted copper insect screen, exposed to the industrial atmosphere at- Pittsburgh, Pa., failed after 9 years' exposure. No failures occurred in specimens o: copper screen exposed at Portsmouth, Va., and Cristobal, Canal Zone, after 9 years' exposure, when the tests were terminated. There were no failures in specimens exposed at Washington, D. C., after 20 years' exposure. Is there a technical name for the big bottles of colored water that are displayed in the windows of drug stores? The ornate globes of colored water displayed in pharmacies to symbolize the profession are universally known as "show globes." What chemical is sometimes added to cooked foods to bring out flavors? Monosodium glutamate is being used to some extent as a seasoning to intensify flavors. It i.- a white salt that looks like sugar and it improves flavor by opening the taste buds on the tongue so that they are extra sensitive. Today's Birthday By AP Newsfeatures WILLIAM DIETERLE, born July 15, 1893, is sometimes known as the Hollywood Plutarch. The producer- director has made a number of biographical films. His fame as a director in Germany brought him to the U. S. in 1930. Since naturalized, he is known for his anti-nazis views and for his demand that films be made with a "social conscience." Mason City Globe-Gazette An A. Vf. LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week 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 Advertising Manager pilS.TP^ Thursday, ~j£s£2*^ July 15, 1948 .« En ^ rcd as second-naps matter Anrll 12, 1930, at Ihe postotficc at Mason City Iowa, under the act of March 3 1878 MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS, which s exclusively entitled to use for rcpub- lication of all local news printed in this newspaper as -well as all AP news dis- pAtcnes. SUBSCRIPTION RATES In Mason City nnd Clear Lnka (Carrier Delivery Limits) One year $ ._ n One week '.'.'.'.'.'." , 5 ° UU W t !t C hln I Tnn ?r, y nnrt Clc " !*«« But Within 100 Mile* of Mason Citv By mni! one year " *\ on By mnll six months « 'I''". 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