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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, July 15, 1948
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EDITORIALS V Philadelphia's Real Show Witt Be Staged Next Week N EXT week'in the hall where the democrats are meeting this week and where the republicans named their banner carriers 3 weeks ago, the Henry Wallace-Glen Taylor forces will go interaction. Those in the press gallery at the democratic convention are predicting that from the standpoint of fireworks and raucous oratorical efforts, the Wallace meeting will pale both the republican and the democratic conclaves into insignificance. All shades of red and pink will be rep. resented, from theoretical socialists and peace-at-any price boys on the one side to outright we-take-our-orders communists on the extreme left. Just where Henry himself will stack up in such a variety of buddies remains to be seen. I N recent weeks Mr. Wallace hasn't been making much noise. Such things as the Dewey-Stassen roundup in Oregon, the republican convention and now the democratic conclave have sort of drowned out his nasal voice. This convention next week will serve to verify the rumor that there's to be a 3rd ticket in the field in the coming campaign. And Henry is going out of his way to deny any intentions of dropping out of the race. Next week's business will divide into 2 parts. One will be ratifying the already an- nqunced nomination of Wallace and Taylor. The other will be drafting and adopting a party platform. T HERE shouldn't be too much debate about, the nominations. But adopting the platform is something else. With the extremes poles apart, there will have to be temporizing and compromise. And radicals don't temporize well. In the working out of things, it can be guessed that the extreme leftists—the communist fringe—will more or less write the ticket. It will pleasing or acceptable to the mild-mannered boys who are only a little to the left of Norman Thomas. As a matter of fact, the platform may well be of such a nature that Henry Wallace, the mystic and dreamer, will not wish to carry on the fight. At least that's in the range of possibilities. A LMOST certain it is that after next -"• week's convention, there will be semblance of unity or integration in the ranks of the 3rd party. Up to this time the only common bond between the divergent interests under the Wallace banner has been a dislike of the existent parties. It's when it comes to setting down in a platform what is wanted affirmatively that the splintering and disintegration action will get under way. And Henry Wallace is going to get caught right square in the middle, unable to withdraw gracefully or proceed with a full heart. Pahmar's Questions T) ECENTLY in California a new 200-inch •f*' Palomar telescope was trained upon the skies for a peek at the universe. Science with a new tool was seeking out the unknown secrets of the heavens. Here were some of the concerns that were occupying its attention: 1—Is our universe exploding, like an atomic bomb? 2—Is every heavenly body, including our own, rushing away from each other, in expression of an anti-social mood? 3—Is there an end to the universe, and if so, what lies beyond? 4—Is there or has there ever been life on Mars? Not to belittle science, we are positively breathless, until we have the answers. But until we get the answers, it may be a good idea to figure out wh'at to do with them when we get them. Is This "Slave Labor?" T HE very left-wing United Electrical, Radio and Machine workers (CIO) is one of the bitterest critics of the Taft- Hartley "slave labor" act. Though it represents hundreds of thousands of workers, its officers have refused to take the non-communist oath, which would give them use of NLRB facilities for collective bargaining. Nevertheless the union now reports that In the past year it has signed up 72 new employers, has won $100,000,000 in wage increases for 450,000 members. Look Out Below! "COULD BE!" Reason some youngsters never ask their mom if they can go swimming is that they want to go swimming. Some of those new cars are suggestive of the well known middle age spread in the automotive industry. Getting talked back to by little Yugoslavia has caused some red laces among Moscow's big-wigs. In one western town it's jail or a fine for hitch-hikers. Thumbs down on thumbs up. The greater the speed, the greater the likelihood that the accident will be fatal. Pros and Cons Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges Two Great Governors Won Northwood Anchor: In convention last week the republicans chose candidates for president and vice president of the United States whom they feel confident will lead the party to victory next November. Two great governors of 2 of the greatest states in the Union make up a team which is satisfactory to almost all segments of thinking in the party, and should appeal to the independents and the first-time voters. Congress' Grist Atlantic News-Telegraph: The congress just ended passed 895 laws. Most of the congresses past have done about as well, some passing more, some less, but the total is a huge volume of rules and regulations which will confound even the proverbial Philadelphia lawyer, and the poor layman can do nothing more than just blunder along, hoping that he stays within the law. At Top of List Cedar Rapids Gazette: Housewives who have worn many a pencil down to their knuckles trying to figure how to make the weekly income cover the ground probably found nothing surprising in the announcement of the Bureau of Labor Statistics that Cedar Rapids ranks near the top of the list of cities that have suffered the most inflation of food prices. Cure for Inflation Emmetsburg Democrat: The only cure for inflation lies in individual thrift, a reduction in the cost of government, and in maximum production by labor, management and everyone else. Artificial controls always deal with effects and never with causes. And they always create a worse situation than that they are supposed to correct. Observing Broken Bottles in Lake , wish those who unthink- ! ingly toss cans arid bottles into Clear Lake—and there are scores who do this—could bt> made to view the ugly gash suffered by one little girl bather last week. The cut was from a broken bottle, which must have been 1 broken when it was tossed into the water. But cans are capable of inflicting a like injury after they become rusted. In the past 3 years In connection with my own bathing activities I've stepped on and" removed from a 100 foot frontage of bea,ch literally scores of cans, bottles, boards with rusty nails and other objects containing a hazard for bathers. It could be that persons who are so untidy as to toss such objects into the lake wouldn't be affected by such things as a suffering youngster. But I'd like to see the experiment tried. From Chicago's Mayor ; recently presented a little item here giving my irn- pressions of Chicago's mayor, Martin H. Kennelly, based on an hour or so at his side at a luncheon where I was presiding officer and he the principal speaker. The essential kindliness of the man to which I referred in that item is reflected in this little acknowledging note from him: "Your remarks headed 'Why Kennelly Is Liked' in the Globe- Gazette pleased me very much. "It is always gratifying to read expressions of approval of what one is trying to do, and I want you to know how much I appreciate your generous comments. "I enjoyed meeting you here at the safety, conference luncheon. "With kindest regards, I am Sincerely yours, Martin H. Kennelly, Mayor." In the Interest of Quiet note—and with some grati- *• fication—t hat disturbing A noises of all kinds—from wolf calls to train whistles—are being subjected to muffling action by law in an increasing number of cities, Sound trucks remain the principal object of official action, but variations on the theme of "Quiet ^ —Please," span a wide range ot noises. For example: In Dothan, Ala., and Atlanta, Ga., an ingenious new type of auto horn that whistles like a wolf (the human variety, that is) is banned by ordinance. In Evanston, 111., police are refusing to pass cars with wolf- whistles through auto testing lanes. And in Prichard, Ala.,.a person can get in legal trouble just by , shooting off his. mouth. The city council banned "noisy talkers" at the same time 'it put the legal hex on public loudspeakers oper- f ating without official permission. A new Columbus, Ohio,, ordi- « nance gags sound-trucks quite plainly: "Whoever operates any sound-producing instrument, broadcaster or amplifier on the streets or public grounds shall be guilty of a misdemeanor." Juke-boxes must be turned off at 12 p. m. under edict of a new Henderson, N. Car., ordinance. A similar ordinance adopted recently by Mount Vernon, Wash., is intended to throttle "undue noises after midnight." In Pine Bluff, Ark., a new ordi- «. nance provides fines up to $25 "for unnecessary whistle blowing by trains and industrial plants within the city limits." Cities elsewhere have taken equivalent ac- Brentl Alabama, has adopted an ordinance providing that no business which produces any unusual noise, such as a blacksmith shop or automobile repair shop shall be established within 150 feet of a hotel, rooming house or residence. Wallace Resigns Cherokee Times: Henry Wallace has resigned from his diminishing connecting links with the To Your Health! By Herman N. Bundesen, M. D. A SERIOUS CHILD AILMENT editoriai~department'of the magazine New Repub- /CHILDREN not infrequently develop a serious lie. This is not in anticipation of election to presi- >_/ condition known as lipoid or fatty nephrosis. dency of the United States, we can assure an anxious public—though we have nothing from Henry to confirm this assurance. Providence Intervenes Council Bluffs Nonpareil: The farmers, aided by nature, are doing more to calm down inflation in the United States than all the planners and politicians combined. Providence is once more saving us from the follies of the "experts." Spare Us! Washington Journal: May the nation be 'spared the customary build-up pictures now of Dewey and Warren in overalls looking after their farm interests. The memory of Calvin Coolidge in a 10-gallon hat and leather chaps still lingers. More Pheasants Osage Press: All indications point to more pheasants in Iowa this year than last. Weather conditions were ideal for nesting this spring and sportsmen should find more birds per box of shells this coming fall. Dewey's Plan Davenport Democrat: Thomas E. Dewey's proposal to make Governor Warren his executive assistant in case of republican victory this year, will meet with general approval among all classes of people. Editorial of the Day NEW LABOR POLICY M USCATINE JOURNAL: Something new has been added to labor relations, it appears. This conclusion is based on a press dispatch from Chicago, quoting an official of an A. F. of L. union to the effect that unions should obtain the good will of employers to achieve ideal labor relations. Earl W. Jimerson, president of the A. F. L. . Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen said his union is preparing a history of the meat packing industry to give meat workers an idea of the role the packers have played in its development. His statement was made in the union's publication. "The response by employers to the good will offerings and the suggestions that we have made has been remarkable," Jimerson said. Mr. Jimerson's suggestion that good will prevail seems to be an excellent one. There's been a great lack of it in some of the relations between some organizations and their workers of late. It might be profitable to both groups to give the suggestion a good trial. Do You Remember? 10 YEARS AGO The prep members of the Y.M.C.A. are looking forward to an enjoyable program at the Y."M.C.A. for the remainder of the summer. Twenty-two preps and 6 leaders made plans for season's activities. The boys divided themselves into 4 tribes, the Navajos, the Blackfeet, the Sioux and the Black Panthers. Leaders are Jim Sutherland, Harold Mott, Jim Miller, George Brown, John Rice, Jim Miller, Dick Mettler, Locke Easton, Louis Pion, Jr., and Don Law, Bob Crowell and Dick Bailey. 20 YEARS AGO Meeting in regular session, members of the Trades and Labor assembly convened in the Labor hall to discuss plans for a Labor day observance in Mason City. The committee named to consider the celebration includes W. H. Griebling, C. W. Hickox, F. R. Leffingwell, Pat Sybil and Mrs. S. P. McKenzie of the women's bureau. 30 YEARS AGO The steadily increasing registration for the Mason City junior college promises a large attendance lor the opening year. Out of town applicants are beginning to register and a large number of Mason City people are enrolled. Only freshman work .will be given this yqar. Work that will be offered the 1st year will come under the heads of school of engineering, school of music and college of liberal arts which will include home economics. 40 YEARS AGO A reunion of the June class of 1907 has been While its cause is unknown, its effects are well understood. Unfortunately, we know of no preventive measures. They are grave because in some way large amounts of protein are pulled out of the child's body tissues and excreted in the urine as albumin. In addition, there is edema or a collection of fluid in the tissues. Unfortunately, we have no cure nor do we know of any way in which to shorten the course of this disease. However, good nursing care, proper diet, and the prevention of infections can do much to safeguard its child victims against its worst effects. It seems advisable that a child with this condition be kept in a hospital. However, he does not need to stay in bed except during periods when, the disorder becomes worse or when some infection develops. It is of greatest importance that a diet high in protein, such as meat, milk and eggs, be employed. The diet also should supply plenty of starchy foods and sugars, but should be low in fats and salt. Fats are restricted, to lessen fat deposits in. the kidneys. Feedings should be given 5 times a day. The amount of fluids taken by mouth is not restricted. The intake of vitamins should be at least double the normal amount. There may be periods during which there is loss of appetite, vomiting, or diarrhea. During such periods, it may be necessary to give injections, into the bloodstream, of blood plasma or the fluid part of blood. If there is severe anemia, with resulting loss of coloring or red cells in the blood, the injection of whole blood into a vein may be employed. The particular danger in this disease Is from, such infections as peritonitis or pneumonia. Should these complications develop, they may be combated with the sulfonamide drugs or penicillin. When the symptoms of the nephrosis suddenly becomes worse, it is suggested that treatment with the sulfonamide drugs and penicillin be utilized, even though such infection is not definitely diagnosed. Preparations of amino acids, which are the substances that make up proteins, may be given by injection into a vein several times a day. Special nursing care is important in order to prevent infection of the skin and the development of bedsores. There are various substances which are used in many cases of kidney disorders which stimulate kidney action and the elimination of fluids. However, these substances are not' utilized in the treatment of nephrosis in most cases. Just recently, however, some physicians have utilized a product which can be injected into a vein. This substance, known as concentrated serum albumin, will very effectively eliminate a great deal of the fluid that has accumulated in the body cells. Its only drawback is that there isn't too much of it available and the price is very high. And, too, it must be remembered that it is not a cure, but a good temporary relief-obtaining substance. They'll Do It Every Time Roving Reporter By Hal Boyle of the AP BARKLEY BLOWS CALL TO BATTLE Philadelphia, (/P)—Dear Alben did it. No dark horse but an old and honored wheel- horse of the new deal—Sen. Alben William Barkley rode to the rescue of the torpid democratic national convention. In 68 stirring minutes of old-fashioned sledge hammer oratory Monday night he welded the quarreling delegates together in a tremendous outburst of party enthusiasm. They gave him a 28- minute ovation. It was the first time the democrats had found anything they could agree to cheer—or be cheerful about. It was an antique bugle Barkley blew and an old but popular tune—the call to battle. It is the call that through the ages has made men bury their differences and fall in line. As he stood there, a chunky, powerful man m a white linen suit, he was a kind of elderly David trying with verbal music to win King Saul—in this case the democratic convention—back from black depression to hopeful action. And he sang his summons to political war like a skilled minstrel who knows his tale well. This was the 3rd time in his long career he had sounded the keynote battle cry at a national convention. And the old man from Kentucky went do%vn the line for President Truman, just as he had for President Roosevelt, even after he broke with him. ., , „ "In declaring these truths to be self-evident, said Barkley, "Jefferson meant that they were not subject to dispute, not to be submitted to a jury or a political convention, not to be subject to compromise or evasion or subtraction." And he continued with the most marked emphasis he gave to any sentence in his long speech: "What he (Jefferson) declared was that all men are equal; and the equality which he proclaimed was equality in the right to enjoy the blessings of free government in which they may participate, and to which they have given their consent." Only a scattering of applause greeted him here. . But the delegates cheered repeatedly his praise of the new deal record and his quips at the republicans. They laughed uproariously when he jibed that "a bureaucrat is a democrat who holds some office that a republican wants" and "the republican politicians have not been closer to Lincoln in 2 generations than to quote him," When he finished with a prayer, the convention erupted in planned and unplanned tribute. The rebel yells broke out, and for nearly half an hour the band played Dixie music, "The Missouri Waltz," and "The Sidewalks of New York." There was camaraderie there in the aisles, and cheers and weeping, and James Roosevelt sang with the crowd—"My Old Kentucky Home." He went to the rostrum and held high the hand of his father's old fellow campaigner. The crowd loved it. The door Senator Barkley had tried to open led to—party harmony. The door he did open seemed to lead straight to the vice presidential nomination. But the door to real harmony—was it even ajar? Information, Please! 1. Can you name all the members of the United States supreme court? 2. Sir Alexander Fleming was awarded the American Medal for Merit recently. For what was the award won? Answers—1. Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson, Justices Wiley B. Rutledge, Harold H. Burton, Robert H. Jackson, Hugo L. Black, Stanley F. Reed, Felix Frankfurter, Frank Murphy and William O. Douglas. 2. His discovery of the germ- killing properties of penicillium mold that led to the development of penicillin. THE DAY'S BOUQUET 4 To R. M. HALL — for being elected once again as chairman of the annual Hamilton-Story county picnic at Blue Earth, attended last Sunday'by 4,500. This picnic has become one of the largest gatherings of i1s kind in the middle west Credit goes to Mr. Hall and to M. O. Madison, Blue Earth, secretary- treasurer, for providing excellent leadership. Did You Know? By The Haskin Service EDITOR'S NOTE: Readers using this lervice for question of f*ot—not caun- iel—should sign full name and address •nd inclose 8 eenti for return postage. Address The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, 316 Ey» Street N. E., Washington 2. D. C. By Jimmy Hatlo D REMBLECHIM KNOCKED HIMSELF OUT PUTTING THE SCREENS ON THE SUMMER HOME AT MOSQUITO LAKE Many who don't belong to any union planned at the home of Miss Helen Mills. Among •*'***"•' "••»' o a 41,*-- *.?Un O*A In »V>«» y»i iw nnA mVin avi» ttvriOOTAfl think the Taft-Hartlsy act has flaws. But the charge that it makes for "slave labor," or that it renders labor unions impotent, is disproved by the UE's own boasts of its accomplishments under the law. those who are in the city and who are expected are Florence Parkinson, Miss Mills, Gala White, Florence Thrams, Ester Senior, Ruth McGee, Lucille Wilson, Amande Wass, Rena Ikenberg, Grace Downing, Nevada Sampson, Albert Miller, Wesley Lockwood, Fulton Potter, Rolland Fletcher, Oliver Prescott, Arthur Pelhn, Sherman Yelland, Lloyd Tait, Milton Fulghum aid Herbert Boothroyd. T KNEW IT. I KNEW IT! •« ANY TIME YOU GET A HAMMER IN NOUR HAND YOU PRACTICALLV KILL VOURSELF! OWHAT? EVERYBODY WHO COMES (ANDWHODOESNT?) PARKS IN THE DOORWAY HALF AN HOUR WHEN THEV LEAVE SOUPS ON! ABOUT MIDGET What is the origin of "Green Room" as applied to the room near the stage to which actors could retire between scenes? The "Green Room" was so-called because in the early days when this retiring room was provided for actors, the walls of the room were painted green to relieve the eyes affected by the glare of the stage lights. What chief justice of the United States swore in the most presidents? Roger B. Taney, who was chief justice from 1836 to 1864 swore in 9 presidents: Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, Tyler, Polk, Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, Buchanan and Lincoln. Does the United States maintain diplomatic relations with the Vatican? When Myron Taylor was first sent by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as his personal representative to the Vatican, the president stated that this appointment did not constitute the inauguration of formal diplomatic relations. Mr. Taylor is at present the personal representative of President Truman at the Vatican. How did the I. Q. originate? Intelligence testing probably began with Alfred Binet, psychology professor of the Sorbonne in Paris, early in the present century. Binet was completely dissatisfied with the traditional examinations that were given to children and devised 54 tests which he applied to Paris school children. The Intelligence quotient, or I. Q., evolved from these sets of questions. Which is colder, lake water or ocean water? Under the same conditions fresh water will be cooler in summer than ocean water as it heats more slowly than salt water, while in winter it will be warmer than the salt water as it cools more slowly. How Ions is the common wood tick active? Few ticks are seen after Aug. 1, except in the south. The tick is found along the Atlantic coast from Cape Cod to Florida and in parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Texas. Is a flar placed upon the coffin of every veteran returned to the United States for reburial? Is there an identification tar in the casket? The department of the army says that whenever a veteran's coffin is displayed in public it is covered with a flag. The identification tag which is sealed to the handle of the coffin may be removed if the next of kin so desires. There is an identification tag inside the coffin with the body. Is It harmful to a watch to turn Its hands backward? It is not harmful to a conventional watch. 1* it true that the codfish haa a tongue? The tongue is present in fishes usually as an immovable swelling in the floor of the mouth. The codfish has a tongue. In the Boston fish markets "cod-cheek" (a small piece about the size of a dollar cut out of the cheek) and "cod-tongut" are sold as delicacies. How did ihe physical condition of women ,vho volunteered for service with the armed forces in World war I! compare with that of the men who were drafted? Among youngwomen who applied lor enlistment in the WAC and WAVES the p:oportion of rejections was about\he same as among the men who wire called up. Is the miniatun republic of Andorra in the Pyrenees an independent state? Andorra has enjoyed undisturled sovereignty since 1278 but ghes joint allegiance to the ruier of France and the Spanish Bishop of Urgel. This arrangement goes back to an agreement made ->y 2 feudal prices^ Andorra pay: annual tribute of 960 francs to France, and to the bishop of Urgej, 460 pesetas, 12 hams, 12 chicken^ 12 cheeses. Today's BirthJay By AP Newsfearures ALBERT B. CHANDL4R, born July 14, 1898, is a bush league p i t c h tr who became v> a s e- ball c<mmis- sioner. Bfirween *• those job\ he was lawrer, coach, Kent\cky ' legislator, »v* ernor and TJ.S. senator. He e- signed his se\ate seat in 19-5 to boss basebal. Chandler i; proud of having worked his way through college and law school and his record in the old Red River Valley league. Mason City Globe-Gazette An A. W. LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by the GLOBE-GAZETTE PUBLISHING COMPANY 121-123 Cast SUte St. Telephone 3*00 « LEE P. LOOMIS Publisher W. EARL HALL, Managing Editor ENOCH A, NOREM - - City Editor LLOYD L. GEER Advertising Manager Wednesday, July 14, 1948 Entered ai aecond-cias* matter April 13, 1930, at the postoffice at Mason City, Iowa, under the act of March 3. 1879. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS, which Is excluilvely entitled to use for republication of all local news printed in thlt newspaper M well as all AP news dU- patches. SUBSCRIPTION RATES In Mason City and Clear Lake (Carrier Delivery UralU) One year |13.W On* week Outside Mason City and Clear Lake But Within 100 -Miles of Mason City By mail on* year 9 9.M By mall »ix months $ 4.W By carrier per week , Q Outside 100 Mil* Zone by Mall Only One year (12.04 Six months $ ff.M Three tnontha , $ 3JW

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