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Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, July 9, 1948
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EDITORIALS Let's Keep Perspective os Election Day Hears TTURST reactions when a new presidential "••V candidate is chosen are likely to be sentimental. If your man was Tom Dewey you are elated, and all is right with the world. If your man was one of those v/ho tried vainly to "stop Dewey," you're prone to wonder what's the use of it all and what this sad world is coming to. That's the first reaction. Then we cool off. Maybe we're democrats, and wouldn't vote for George Washington or Abraham Lincoln reincarnate, on the GOP ticket. Maybe we're republicans so confirmed that we would vote for Judas Iscariot if he got the nomination. But if we belong to that vast army that uses a party label but aren't afraid to cross party lines on issues or personalities, about now we're getting down to earth. We're discounting heavily the wild and often slanderous gossip that was circulated by partisans of all candidates against all other candidates. We remember that such stories always circulate at such times. R IGHT now, of course, we're thinking of the heated struggle among Dewey, Taft, Stassen, Warren and a herd of dark horses. It seems unlikely that this will have any counterpart when the democrats gather in Philadelphia next week because a president holds the party reins too firmly. But when the 2 major candidates and Henry Wallace get going the air will be full of rumor, gossip, villification, slander, started by evil minds and spread, in part, by the innocent. In this relatively calm interim let's face the facts. Look Out Below! DARK HORSE WHO MAY DECIDE THE ELECTION M OST elections are lost, not won. However ethical the candidate and his top associates may be, the ward workers know that it is easier to turn voters against the other fellow than to put wings on your own angel. From now on, unpleasant stories about. Dewey, his past, his personal life, his political morals, his personality, his deals for support, his campaigning methods, are going to be a dime a dozen. When Truman is nominated or, improbably when his party names somebody else, the same sort of stories will be circulated about him. I T always has been so. The stories circulated about every presidential candidate and every president are shocking. Yet we've always put into the white house a man who was personally honest, of above average intelligence, utterly patriotic. Not, usually, the best we had, but the best we thought we could elect. And except for what their friends did to Grant and Harding, we've had national administrations that were pretty clean and decent. A LOT of folks are going to be disappointed when the votes are counted next fall. But while we overwork partisanship this summer let's keep perspective. Whatever happens the resident of the white house after next January 20 is going to be clean, decent, patriotic, energetic and public-spirited, a credit to the democratic process. Eisenhower's Decision G EN. DWIGHT EISENHOWER has gained stature with most Americana by withdrawing himself from consideration for the presidency. What he actually did this week is to say that he was sincere when 2 months ago he stated: "I am not available for and could not accept nomination to high political office." Then he went on to offer some supporting arguments for his decision which would come back to humiliate him if he changed his mind. Ike Eisenhower has already secured for himself a lustrous chapter in history. No living person has better served his day and age. Moving into the white house would dim, rather than add to, that luster^ Gen. U. S. Grant is a case in point. Watch Those Homers rpHE Ohio penitentiary softball team is J- going on a road tour to play a home- and-home series with the London, Ohio, prison farm nine. It is the idea of Warden Ralph Alvis. As an old-time athlete he has picked his team with care. He is looking for home runs. But as warden he will keep a close eye to make sure that they are the right kind of home runs. Those listings of the nation's top salaries would prove a great deal more revealing if along with the gross amounts, there was a setting forth of how much is left after the tax collector operates on "em. Our blessings never come singly. Right now, for example, we have strawberry shortcake and watermelon. It won't be utopia until they figure out a way to make a suit last as long as the vest. Many of those listed as "missing persons" turn out to be only "missing" mentally. A cynic is a person who just won't concede how lucky he is to be living. Safety makes every day a better day. Pros and Cons Some Interesting Viewpoint! Gleaned From Our Exchanges They're On The Spot Mankato Free Press: Politicians hate to have to choose between the 2 sides of a hotly contested issue, but the nation simply has to decide whether it will be isolationist or internationalist, whether it will support the Marshall plan wholeheartedly or will reduce the amounts allotted it, whether it will continue the 14-year-old policy of making trade agreements with other nations or withdraw behind ever higher tariff walls. Will They Remember? Thornton Enterprise: If Dewey and Warren are elected in November^ will they forget this section of the nation as it was forgotten in the recent convention? Let them remember that the nation's boundaries are larger than those that extend to the edges of the states of California and New York. Iowa's Farm Mortgages Iowa Falls Citizen: In 1920, the debt per mortgaged farm in Iowa averaged $17,962. In 1945 the average Iowa farm mortgage was down to $6,055. Let's hope it is staying down. There are many indications that it is, although it is unquestionably higher now than it was in 1945. Recovery Complications Davenport Democrat: It won't be long now until you'll be hearing charges that the European recovery program is a flop so far as recovery is concerned and is turning out to be just another and bigger relief program. Stassen's Future Sibley Gazette-Tribune: This nation can welt afford to use trie services of a man like Harold Stassen. Republican leaders should not fail to bear him in mind next January when they take over down at Washington. No Flaws Council Bluffs Nonpareil: The gloom of the new deal columnists is pathetic. They can't find a thing in Dewey's record to criticize so they are reduced to circulating scurrilous rumors about his nomination. "Near" Native Son Sheldon Sun: Gov. Warren is virtually a native lowan, his family having moved to California just a few months before he was born. So the mid- west can claim at least a small part in the picture. The Raffle Britt News-Tribune: The contest over the Secretary of State job looks more or less like a raffle, with somebody to get the lucky number and the rest to be out of luck. The Warren Trio Anthon Herald: We predict that you will be seeing in the newspapers and the newsreels a lot of the photogenic Warren daughters between now and November. Goodbye Parking Hogs? Emmetsburg Democrat: Emmetsburg will soon have parking meters and it will be of interest to us to see how they work out. One Term Congressman Hampton Chronicle: Looks like the 3rd congressional district will have another one term congressman. Observing Step, Look and Listen! : have a Mason City reader, L. D., to thank for this little contributed commentary on the economic times in which we find ourselves: "Many times you have seen and read the warning at railroad crossings: Stop, look and listen. "The same warning can be applied to the economic world we are living in at the present time. "It is true that commodities we want and need are high-priced, but most everyone seems to have the money with which to buy today's necessities, regardless of the prices. "Isn't it better to have money and be able ,to buy, even though prices are up, than to have extremely low prices and little or no money with which to buy? "Under present conditions there is practically no unemployment In America today. Everyone who wants to work has a job. Isn't that wonderful. "And another thing—did you ever hear of so many persons taking vacations — so many fishing trips to distant points? Conditions were much different in 1931 to 1933 "So let's all be thankful that prices are good, wages are up and no unemployment. "We are living in the world's best homes; we are dressing better than any other people in the world; and we have ample food and many luxuries. So let's enjoy our present high standard of living that we are blessed with. "And remember, it is impossible to have high prices, high wages, and still buy cheap. "Let's stop, look and listen!" Editorial of the Day A BOON FOR OUR ROADS pEDAR RAPIDS GAZETTE—Because motorists ^ used more gasoline in Iowa this year than ever before in our history, and because there was an increase in motor vehicle license fee revenue, there is now some good news for all lowans. It is that more money will be available to spend on our highways and farm-to-market roads this year than at any time since before the war. Every motorist who does much traveling will welcome that news. Because of a law passed by the 1947 legislature, the available money will be better distributed to do the most good than ever before in our history. The law provides that that portion of the revenue from $21,000,000 to $25,000,000 shall be distributed among the 99 counties on a need basis for farm-to-market roads. The first $17,000,000 goes to primarv roads, the next $4,000,000 and all above $25,000,000 goes to the counties on an area basis for farm-to-market roads. The big change in the law is that for the first time the legislature recognized the necessity of distributing some of the money on a need basis. Do You Remember? 10 YEARS AGO Paul McAuley was elected president of the North Iowa alumni chapter of Phi Kappa Psi to succeed C. E. Strickland, recently elected national president of the fraternity, at a meeting of the local chapter held at the Douglas Swale cottage at Clear Lake last evening. The meeting was held in honor of Mr. Strickland and his recent election to the national presidency as well as election of officers of the local chapter. 20 YEARS AGO Dr. Mary B. Spahr, a specialist in the care of children, has been added to the staff of the local Park hospital clinic. Dr. Spahr arrived from New York City where she was associated with the Willard-Parker hospital. She was graduated from Wellesley college with a B. A. degree and received her degree in medicine from the Cornell school of medicine, Ithaca, N. Y. In her duties here, Dr. Spahr will continue her work in the care of children. 30 YEARS AGO Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Hayes and little son, Ralph Sumner, have left for Chicago where they will be the guests of Mr. Hayes' parents. They expect to be gone 2 weeks as this is Mr. Hayes' vacation. Miss Stacia Riley, of the Kersey Ready-to-Wear company, leaves this evening on a 2 weeks vacation, which will be spent in Kansas City, Snnborn, Minn., and other points. 40 YEARS AGO Mayor McConlogue named the committee which was proposed on July 4th in a resolution adopted at the Chautauqua camp ground after the address of Capt. Hobson this morning. The committee named are J. E. Blythe, O. T. Denison, and D. W. Tel ford. The committee will work in the interest of a larger navy and a more adequate coast defense and will begin by arousing public sentiment that some weight may be brought to bear upon congress. To Your Health! By Herman N. Bundesen, M. D. PLANNING A DIET FREE OF SALT P ATIENTS with kidney and heart disease, particularly those whose tissues are waterlogged because of heart failure, require a diet which is very low in salt. Unfortunately, such a diet is difficult to plan since many natural foods, such as meat, dairy products, fish and fowl, contain enough salt to make all the difference between success and failure in treatment. Vegetables, it is true, have a low salt content but, on the other hand, they do not furnish enough protein to meet the body's needs. This is a serious drawback. Thus, so long as we rely exclusively on natural foods, the patient is caught between the Scylla of too much salt and the Charybdis of HUNDESEN not enough protein. Luckily, during recent years, the chemists have supplied us with a number o£ artificial foods which give us a way out of this dilemma. One of these is called protein hydrolysate and is made from proteins such as those from milk. Dissolved in water, this preparation can be used to supply most of the protein needed in a salt-free diet. It is possible to purchase white or wholewheat bread that has been baked without salt or baking soda, and salt-free butter is also available. When canned foods are employed, it is necessary that those be used which do not have any sodium benzoate added as a preservative, for it is the sodium element that is responsible for the collection of water in the tissues. The juice of any fresh fruit is permitted in the diet, and sugar may be added according to the patient's taste. Fresh or frozen vegetables are also permitted if no compound containing sodium has been used in processing the foods. The following vegetables are particularly useful: Lima beans, navy beans, cabbage, corn, eggplant, cucumber, okra, peas, green pepper, sweet or white potato without the skins, pumpkin, quince, and squash. Such cereals as rice and wheat cereals, barley, rolled oats and macaroni, are also allowed. Among the fruits which are useful are cherries, grapes, apples, pears, peaches, the citrus fruits, tomatoes, watermelon, and dates. Canta- lopc, figs, and raisins are not permitted in the diet. Unsalted nuts may be taken in moderate amounts. Other acceptable foods are gelatin, honey and chocolate. Cofree, tea and cocoa are not restricted. Certain salt substitutes are available which may be employed. By following a suggested plan, it is possible to build a nourishing diet low in salt in those cases in which such a diet is important to recovery. Questions and Answers M. W.: Is there anything that can be done about enlarged veins? The veins from my elbow down to rny hands have been getting so big. Answer: Enlarged veins in a location such as the arms usually should not be treated by injection as are enlarged veins in the legs. Perhaps massage would be of some slight benefit. As long as the circulation to these veins is normal, there is no cause for concern. They'll Do It Every Time Roving Reporter By Hal Boyle of the AP IN PRAISE OF BRADLEY N EW YORK, (/P)—The cry toward war gets louder. It goes into the bars, it reaches into the homes. It comes down on the elected heads of the people, and it reaches into the hearts of the men who may have to lead the American nation in the next war —if it conies. One who considers it with no enthusiasm is the man whose orders cost more American lives in the 2nd World war than any other commander. His name is Gen. Omar Nelson Bradley, the army's chief of staff. Bradley is a tall gaunt homely man from Missouri—the state that produced "Blackjack" UAL BOYLE Pershing—who hates war more than any professional soldier I ever knew. Gen. Bradley was the architect of victory in the field in Europe during the 2nd World war but didn't get overseas during the first fracas. Once he said he had spent the intervening period explaining why he hadn't. And when he was asked how he could order hundreds of thousands of soldiers to undertake missions that might mean their deaths, he replied soberly: "I spent 30 years of my life preparing for this." It was said in complete honesty and sincerity —as is tjpical with General Bradley. From El Guettar in Africa to the River Elbe in Germany no field commander had more to do with the allied triumph than Bradley. He was Eisenhower's right hand and his stainless instrument of victory.' His chief weapon was character That was and remains his finest armor. One test of a commander is the loyalty he stirs in the men around him. In General Bradley's case it was never the blind adoration given to an insistent leader. It came completely from the heart. It comes—years after Tunisia, Sicily and Normandy—from my heait. Of all the men I met in years of trooping with the colors in combat, I can say with an admiration beyond any I have given to another man, dead or alive: "Omar Nelson Bradley, to the best of my ability to judge men, is the finest man, in war or peace, I have met in my time." It would be superfluous to say I would risk my life for him—because so many have done already. And I was lucky and still have mine. And so many who weren't lucky lost theirs. But I would still go with him anywhere. There he is, a simple, unprepossessing man who detests war more than any mother who lost a son. Because he lost a lot of friends, and a lot of boys he regarded almost as sons. He thinks we've Rot to lean to a world agency to rid the universe of war. But if it comes again in our time, I can't conceive of a sounder, safer, more considerate—and yet more adventurous leader—than General Bradley. I don't know a man who knows war better or likes peace more. He gave the orders once. He doesn't want to give them again. Divorce Rate Declines note that the 1947 divorce decline to the lowest level in 8 years is being attributed to 2 things: First, the high cost of living; 2nd, to the fact that more women are dependent since losing their wartime jobs. On the basis of divorce statistics, it appears that the chances of staying married are best in Buffalo, N. Y., which recorded the greatest divorce decline of any American community. In 1946, the peak year for divorces, Buffalo had 1 121 annulments and 892 divorces. In 1947. Buffalo's record revealed only 349 annulments and 387 divorces. The Reno divorce factory reported 7,122 divorces as compared with 11,060 in '46. St. Louis had a 43 per cent decrease and closed one of its 3 domestic relations courts. A 20 per cent drop was evidenced in New York City, with 9 320 divorces granted by the end of September. For the same period in '46. the nation's largest city had 11,926 divorces. I owe Cuts Drowning* draw on the current issue of Red Cross Reporter, national safety and first aid publication of the American Red Cross, for the following item oJ special interest to North lowans: "Iowa achieved the best water safety record in its history during the 1947 season, according to a report by Verne H. Petersen, state boat inspector and director of water safety for the Iowa State Conservation commission. "Only 1 drowning was listed in Mr. Petersen's report for 1947, as compared to the state's past average of 13 water fatalities per year recorded by the bureau of vital statistics. "Clear evidence of the value of Red Cross water safety programs was contained in the report, revealing that all 18 of the conservation commission's lake patrol officers attended a special Red Cross small craft and water safety school in Fort Dodge, prior to the season. "These men, according to Petersen's report, gave 181 assists to small craft in distress during the season, and made 59 rescues of persons in trouble in the water." Sea Without an Outlet was interested to note that the Dead sea's daily intake of water averages 8 million tons. Because that body of water is without an outlet, all ol this water is carried off by evaporation. Information, Please! 1. What 3 colleges in U. S. were ' founded in colonial times? 2. Who was first president of the Czechoslovak republic? 3. What college does Capt. Mildred McAfee Horton, formerly head of the Waves head? 4 Which are the 3 largest U- S. cities? 5. What is the oldest public park in U. S.? Answers—1. Harvard, Yale and William and Mary. 2. Dr. Thomas C. Masaryk, from 1918 to 193o. 3. Wellesley. 4. New York, Chicago and Philadelphia. 5. Boston Common, Boston. THE DAY'S BOUQUET To GEORGE MENDON—for being installed as president of the Mason City Lions club. A veteran leader in numerous community projects Mr. Mendon is a worthy successor to Otto Satter, who piloted this service club through the past year. Did You Know? By The Haskin Service By Jimmy Hatlc THOSE VACATION TRIPS-SEEMS LIKE WHENEVER THE MAHARAJAH IS DRIVING, THE BOAD 16 SOMETHING- LIKE.THIS WHENEVER MAMA RELIEVES PAPA At THE WHEEL,THE HIGH WAV 6UDDEKLV DEGENERATES INTO THI6 TM T1REP. YOU DRIVE FOR A WHILE EDITOR'S NOTE: Reader! nslnf lhl» service for question of fact—not coiin- , e l—should Bijn full name anii address and Inclose S centj for return postage. Addrrs* The Mason City Globe-On- retle Information Bureau, 31fi Ey* Street N. E., Waihlnjlon 2. D. C. Are there any localities in the United States where the air is entirely free of ragweed pollen? Tests have shown that Portland, Ore., and Seattle, Wash., and their surrounding vicinities are free from ragweed pollen. The most widespread type of hay fever is caused by ragweed pollen and occurs in "late summer. Other sections, including northern New England, the southern tip of Florida, northern Michigan and Minnesota are relatively free. When did the great Johnstown flood occur? The disastrous flood at Johnstown, Pa., began on Friday morning, May 31, 1889. when the Conemaugh river overflowed its banks at 8:30 a. m. It was not long before the greater part of the city was inundated with water from 2 to 10 feet in depth. What is the burial place of Augustine Lonerpan, former U. S. senator and representative from Connecticut? Former Senator Lonergan is buried in Mount St. Benedict cemetery, Hartford, Conn. He died on Oct. 18, 1947. Is there an international organization of Girl Scouts? All Girl Scouts are members of an international organization, The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.« The permanent international meeting place is "Our Chalet" at Adelboden, Switzerland. , What is the earliest known reference to the city of London? Tacitus the great Roman historian who'wrote early in the 2nd century, was the first writer to describe the ancient city of Londm- ium. He referred to it as being "full of merchants." What is the composition of United States coins? The composition of half dollars, quarter dollars and dimes is 90 per cent silver and 10 per cent copper; j cent coins, 75 per cent nickel ana 25 per cent copper; one cent coins, 95 per cent_ copper and 5 percent zinc and tin. How long is the daily practice period of the army football team Today's Birthday By AP Newsfeatures NELSON ROCKEFELLER, born July 8, 1908, is 2nd son of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and one of the heirs to the Rockefeller fortune. Nelson bosses Rockefeller Center. He was a Phi Beta Kappa student at Dartmouth ('30). He was co-ordinator of inter - American affairs in the U. S. state department from 1940 to 1945. He has continued an interest in art and culture through sponsorship of various such enterprises. it all the way through at once. Meat conked by an electronic range is gray in color and lacks the usual brown crusi. Opinion differs as to the flavor, some finding it superior, others much the same as when cooked by ordinary stoves. Does tuberculosis occur all over the world? Yes. It is most prevalent in large cities, and especially in overcrowded districts. No race is exempt, but some races appear, more resistant than others. Why are dried fruits treated with sulphur dioxide? Does the chemical affect the flavor? Drying fruits arc treated with fumes of sulphur dioxide to keep them from fermenting and to preserve the natural fruit flavor and color. The chemical has no effect on flavor, and if any odor should remain it would disappear in the cooking. Mason City Globe-Gazette An A. W. LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by the GLOBE-GAZETTE PUBLISHING COMPANY 121-1:23 bast Suite St. Telephone 3800 LEE P. LOOMIS Publisher W. EARL HALL, Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM - - City Editor ^s^VK-SS; ^^-"-^.iSslnVMaVa^ nractice daily. The average after- ^£&]~il$£^ Thursday, noon practice of the team amounts <*%$$$$£** " July 8, 1948 to approximately 90 minutes. How many people are transported annually by elevators? [t has been estimated that 17,000,000,000 elevator passengers will travel an estimated 241,000,000 miles in the United States in 1948. In surnames like D'Ambrosca, should the "D" be pronounced as "Aeel" The first letter of the preposition blends with the first letter of the basic name. D'Ambrosca is pronounced Dam-brohs'-kuh. Is there any difference between foods cooked by ordinary methods and those cooked by electrons? Heat waves produced by ordinary stoves cook meat from the out- •ide in whereas radar waves cook t Entered as second-class matter April 12, 19.10, at the postofflco at Mason City, Iowa, under the act of March 3. 1879. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS, which Is exclusively entitled to use for republication of all local news printed in this newspaper as well as all AP news dU- patchcs. SUBSCRIPTION RATES In Mason City and Clear Lake {Carrier Delivery Limits) One year $13.0* Ona week 3* Outside Mison City nnd Clear Lake Bu* Within 100 Miles of Mason City By mall one year t t.Ot By mall six month* ..< t *-7S By carrier per week 25 Outside 100 Mil* Zen* by M»U Only • One year SlS.Od Six month* $ 6.. r >fl Thre* months ..... f 1.50

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