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Mason City, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 30, 1948
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EDITORIALS Illinois Guessed Wrong at G. O. P. Convention f\F ALL the states represented at the na^-' tional republican convention, none came out more bedraggled and humiliated than our eastern neighbor, Illinois. After a rather dreary and overlong keynote speech, by its governor, Dvvight Green, the Illinois delegation proceeded to miss the bandwagon for Dewey completely. This was because it took its orders from 2 men: Gov. Green and Robert McCormick, publisher of the Chicago Tribune. Green took his cues from McCormick and passed them along to the Illinois delegates. Result was the Illinois republicans were late in deciding on Dewey, and went down fighting for Taft 52 out of 57 votes on the 2nd, decisive ballo't. O NLY 5 of the Illinois delegates had the courage to break: Delegate-dt-Large James S. Kemper, Lt. Gov. Hugh W. Cross, Rep. Everett Dirksen of Pekin, and 2 labor delegates—Roy F. Leverez, Du Page county Teamster Union Business Agent, and Earl C. Pollock of East St. Louis, of the same union. Gov. Green 'and Colonel McCormick were in undisputed control of the Illinois delegation. Early in the convention McCormick delivered his ultimatum — "Taft and Stassen." It had a strange flavor. Stassen who had been flirting with Tribune support saw his nomination chances drift away rapidly after that. The Dewey nomination was just too much for the colonel. He left the convention hall in the midst of the session with this comment: "It could have been worse; it could have been Vandenberg." "VTOW it's going to be interesting to watch -*-^ the Tribune's course of action. Will the colonel—can the colonel—give his support to a nominee he has assailed in the.most ill-tempered terms conceivable? To do so will mean "eating orow." But it's our guess there will be support for the Dewey ticket—for whatever its worth. The Green plight, however, is even more object. He has no newspaper at his command to reinstate himself in the party's good graces. There are indications that he is most unhappy over dictation from Tribune tower. It's possible that in the months ahead he will let this discontent be known. Britain Drags Her Feet TT APPEARS that the United Nations •*• still has a job cut out for it in Indonesia, where the native Indonesian republic and the remains of the Dutch colonial government are still at odds, despite the long truce arranged by UN representatives, which is still precariously hanging on. It may not last much longer. The British added a little fuel to the smouldering fire by proclaiming that they continue to recognize Dutch sovereignty over Indonesia. That will inflame the hot-heads among the Indonesians, who are being worked on all the time by trouble-stirring communist agitators. Britain's gesture was probably a demonstration of her solidarity with western union, the 5-power coalition recently set up to give mutual support to democratic government. But unless the Dutch asked for such a gesture, it would hardly seem timely. Especially so since Britain herself has turned upon colonialism and broken up her own empire by freeing India and Burma. The British foreign office seems almost as reluctant as the colonial office to haul down the Union Jack, despite socialist policies. The British are openly allied with the Arabs in Palestine, Iraq and Iran. They are supposed to have surrendered the mandate, but their interests are still paramount in the Near East. "Asia for the Asiatics" is a slogan that some day may be realized. But Britain, as always, is skillfully dragging her feet to stall its realization. Iowa's Public Debt A RECENT report by the census, bureau **' shows Iowa's public debt to be the 5th lowest among the states of the union. As of Jan. 1, it was listed as $1,735,000. Our neighbor to the east, Illinois, on the other hand has the 2nd largest public debt of all the states. It shot up 273.5 per cent in the last year to a total of $398,395,000. Idaho has the smallest debt—$200,000. Nebraska is 2nd from the bottom with ?!,071,000. Michigan's debt jumped 684.4 per cent last year to $234,949,000. That's what happens—as Iowa will learn before too long—when there is authorization of a soldier bonus. This is not intended as an argument against it, just as advance notice. Look Out Below! it CHICKEN FEED' A Chicago dentist has offered anyone a lifetime's free dental work in exchange for an apartment. Well, everybody says you've got to use pull to get a place to live nowadays. Though political parties continue to hold their conventions there, Philadelphia continues to be known as the city of brotherly love. Soap flakes first were used in 1872 but they had to wait nearly 3 generations before they became the greatest sponsor of drama. A Canadian claims he can produce rain by manipulating moonbeams. But who wants rain in place of moonlight? Army agents broke up a German counterfeiting ring. But not before the culprits made their mark. In these days of jet planes it's hard to recall the old days when a wink was considered pretty quick. Pros and Cons Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges Do Drivers Think? Marshalltovvn Times - Republican: A safety expert says six out of 10 automobile accidents occur because o| violation of some traffic law and that in one case out of 6 where there were automobile fatilities somebody has been drinking. What kind of a law can we pass to make drivers think? Wheat Defeated Gwynne! Hampton Chronicle: Regret at the defeat of Congressman John 'W. Gwynne for re-nomination at the recent primary election is heard from all parts of the 3rd congressional district, and in fact from many parts of the state. John Gwynne was defeated largely because of deceptive methods. Fine Work, Thornton Thornton Enterprise: This time of year Thorn- tonites are extremely proud of their town because of its fine appearance. Lawns are well kept, repair work is being done, and buildings are being painted — all of which add to present a neat appearance. Farm Income Northwood Anchor: Farm income is up but it is not yet as high accordingly as many incomes in cities. When metropolitan citizens undei'stand that tHeir prosperity depends upon farm buying power, the problems of agriculture will be quickiy solved. Abolish the Filibuster Fail-field Ledger: For many years this writer has been of the opinion that the senatorial practice known as filibustering should be outlawed It appears to us that no senator should have the right to thwart the will of a majority of the senators. What Hurts Council Bluffs Nonpareil: The new deal columnists continue to sneer at republican achievements. What makes them so hot under the collar is that the voters have come around to the republican way of thinking. Father Flanagan Sheldon Mail: It is said that there is always somebody to take the place of every great man who is called by death, but we wonder about the place made vacant by the death of Father Flanagan. Dewey Again Charles City Press: In selecting Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York as its presidential nominee the republican national convention chose the most able administrator among the candidates. A Poor Swan Song- Grundy Center Register: Governor Blue's claim to sponsorship for a "Greater Iowa" didn't register during the late campaign as this paper predicted He chose a poor swan song. v» Crime on Increase Decorah Public Opinion: Civilization is making gi eater strikes toward eradication of weeds from crops of the field than from crops of men. Guard Enlistments Fairmont Sentinel: At least the national guard appreciates the recent draft legislation. Enlistments in its units exceeded quotas overnight. Editorial of the Day ABOUT OUR PAVED HIGHWAYS PLARION MONITOR-The board of directors ^ of the Chamber of Commerce has taken the following stand on the proposed improving of our state and federal highways in Palo Alto county* The opinion was that if-the state is only re- u W1 i">'u bad P avin S with blacktop, no criticism should be made as it Is believed the state wouS P pavement and replace it with con- •» safvnH 1 PrefCr < co " crcte P a ving both from a safety and service standpoint and if the state " Should bS Stale Do You Remember? 10 YEARS AGO Miss Viola Wass of Mason City was re-elected state president as more than 100 delegates to the theVnTrf r C °fr enti °c n ° f the Luther League of the United Lutheran Synod in Iowa closed their 3-day session at Mason City. Preceding the closing session of the convention, a breakfast and devotional service was held at Clear Lake. Exercises were conducted by the Manly Luther League. 20 YEARS AGO Joining the pilgrimage to Spillville to pay honor to Anton Dvorak, the Bohemian composer, will be the Wa-tan-ye clubs of Mason City, Charles City and Osage. The invitation was ex• en ™ C L to the clubs at a ^oint picnic held in Wildwood park, Charles City. Miss Ilza Nio- mack, member of the Charles City Wa-tan-ye club and a favorite violinist of all Iowa, will give a half hour concert. Miss Niemack will play a program of Dvorak's compositions. 30 YEARS AGO Mason City baseball fans are going to get a chance to see a real baseball game at Hanforcl park next Sunday afternoon when a big contest will be played with Albert Lea and a team from the Twilight league here. The Mason City lineup as planned by manager Balkan will include Southard and DeRuth, p; J. McManus, 1 b; Saltier, 2b; Ross, ss; Rube Johnson, b; Vasbindcr, If; Balkam, cf; Thieson. rf; TutUc and Leaman, c, and Duncan, utility player. 40 YEARS AGO Two young men of this city extended their smile today beyond the limits of the table of linear measure and added a few cubits to their chest expansion. They are Hanford MacNider and Joe Adams, Jr., and the elation is justified by the cause which was Harvard's victory over Yale in both the freshman and varsity races yesterday. Here's hoping that Harvard will cause them as much joy next Thanksgiving time by giving the pigskin a good swift kick at the psychological moment. Observing To Your Health! Roving Reporter By Herman N. Bundesen, M. D. A CASE OF CONFUSING SYMPTOMS T HAVE often said that in order to discover the •*• true nature of disease, a physician needs the shrewdness of a detective and many of his methods. Nowhere is this more necessary than in dealing with a certain type of severe chest pain due i to irritation of the nerves at the • point where they leave the spinal cord. This condition, known I ns radiculitis, causes pain so nearly identical with that of coronary thrombosis that it can I fool even experienced heart specialists. Coronary thrombosis is a disorder in which a blood clot forms in one of the arteries which supply the heart with blood and demands an entirely DR. nuNOESEN different treatment from radi- culitis. Thus, it is of the greatest importance that the two disorders be distinguished. The pain in radiculitis, like that of coronary thrombosis, is often limited to the area under the breast bone or under the heart, but it may pass into the left arm or into the neck. The distress 'may be severe or prolonged. Pallor and excessive sweating may occur during an attack. Some dif- liculty with the breathing may develop in some cases, with rapid, shallow breathing and the inability to take a deep breath. Radiculitis may be caused by arthritis or inflammation of the joints of the upper part of the spine. If the upper part of the spine is affected, the neck may be stiff and painful. The muscles also are stiff and tender, and there 11133' be difficulty in turning the head. Pain in the back part of the head and dizziness are also occasionally present. The pain due to radiculitis usually can be quickly relieved. Manipulations or movements oC the spine are helpful. The physician may prescribe exercise to correct posture and the use of a board in bed to stiffen the mattress. In radiculitis, the pain may occur at night when the patient turns in bed, or it may develop during the clay when a person stands up after having been seated for a prolonged period. It may also develop with sudden bending or other movement of the back. Symptoms may develop during a walk and stop upon resting. This occurrence of sudden pain during exercise and its cessation when the exercise is stopped may cause the pain to be confused with that due to angina pcctoris, in which there is pain over the heart, due to spasm of the coronnry blood vessels. Questioning, however, will bring out the fact that the pain ceases when the patient attempts to find a more comfortable position by straightening the spine and throwing the shoulders back. The pain of angina would not be influenced by such movements. All of these symptoms are so like those brought on by a heart attack that only the most careful and clever work on the part of the doctor will reveal their true significance. They'll Do It Every Time By Jimmy YOU OU6HT TO 6ET OUT IN THE OPEN MORE-TAKE LONG WALKS AND 6ET LOTS OF FRESH AlR.— } { I'M 0V THE WAV, WHAT'S ) IA MA|L ISDDR OCCUPATION?^ [CARRIER p* HE SETS BETTEftW^OOC WEEDS A REFRESHERf AMD BETTER. LAST 1 COURSE IN OBSERVATION. WEEK HE TOLD THE f\™ VOU PIPE THOSE HEAD OF THE AMTI-S XNUMBER IZ SHOES ? SALOON LEASUE It) CUT DOWN ON TUF HI6HBALLS . n / HIS DEGREE I FROM A LETTER \ CARRJER. —==i'- HE MUST .O.M TAKIN6 IT FROM. 'THERE,i SUPPOSE HE'LL POT ME OM A REDUCIN6 DJET. '8 ^ LISTENING To THE BIS PILL-AND-PULSE MAM PUT HIS FOOT IN rr»< /HP A-lfP OF THE HATlP SHOrtfef CAPT& J.J.WALSH, ^ 106 V/ESTCKEST6R /W., <, "* WHrm PLAINS, N.V. By Hal Boyle of the AP FOUR CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS PHILADELPHIA, (IP)— The democratic national A convention, opening here July 12, will probably be an even more reverberating clabibake than last week's gathering of the grand old party. The prudent man who plans to attend it will bring his own earmuffs. "The republicans do a lot of shouting," said one resident of the city of brotherly love. "But they don't make the noise the democrats do. Those boys really take off their shoes and go to town." They'll have to exert themselves this year, however, if they let off more steam than the republicans did. The elephant men really beat their victory drum. There were 4 high points that stand out in memory of this carnival week during which the republicans nominated a Dewey-Warren ticket in a strange and strong political marriage of the east and west coasts. The first last Tuesday night when the convention gave a stirring and sentimental ovation to ex-President Herbert Hoover, who elevated himself above partisanship to present the delegates a sobering analysis of the world crisis. The attempt by Harold E. Stassen's supporters to stampede the convention on Wednesday night provided the 2nd high point. In sheer boisterous exuberance the demonstration put on by his youthful followers had no equal. It was one of the best free shows of the year. But (ho voting the next day showed it took more than a chanting din to halt the Dewey steamroller. A 3rd climax came Thursday afternoon, at the close of the 2nd ballot. Although the results hadn't boon officially announced, the convention knew Dewey had climbed to within 33 of the 548 votes he needed to win. Both Connecticut and Michigan, anxious to climb on the Dewey bandwagon with the decisive votes, tried to get Co7ivention Chairman Joseph W. Martin, Jr., to hold up announcement oC the roll call while they held a quick caucus on the floor. He refused, although some Michigan delegates swarmed up on the platform, arguing with him. "We're going to do this according to the rules," he said. "We're going to keep it honest.' 1 He did. It was unanimous for Dewey on the 3rd ballot. A final impressive moment came the last day when Gov. Earl Warren of California accepted the nomination as vice president. A relatively unknown quantity to many delegates, the stocky gray-haired governor impressed the convention with an unexpected powerful extemporaneous speech pledging full teamwork with Dewey. "I will work with him to make this government of ours responsive to the people at all times," he said. "I will work with him to make it a humane government, a fair government, and an efficient gox-ornmcnt, and, above all, a government of integrity Lrura top to bottom." When he finished, the delegates cheered him even louder than they had Dewey. Tips for Vacationers t pass along from the Red • Cross these tips to those who plan a vacation in the wide open spaces: 1. Take summer heat and humidity with a grain of salt—in tablet form or salt water solution, to ward off heat exhaustion. Avoid heavy foods, alcoholic and iced beverages. Don't get overtired. 2. Go easy on the sun. Water reflection and wind make sunburns more severe; you can get a bad burn on a cloudy day. 3. In mountain country, temperatures change suddenly, so be prepared. Sturdy, low-heeled, well- fitting shoes are good insurance against blisters, twisted or broken ankles. 4. Don't drink "strange" water. Take along a canteen. 5. In snake-infested country, wear high boots or leggings, and gloves. Take care while picking flowers or berries and climbing ledges that you don't reach where snakes may be resting. 6. Watch for the 3 leafed plants, poison ivy and poison oak, and for poison sumac, distinguished from , nonpoisonous by drooping lusters of white berries. 7. Be careful with fires. They're for cooking, not smoke signals. A lire on uncleared land or in heavy wind is dangerous. Floppy clothing, loose sleeves can catch fire easily; grease in the skillet can ignite over a leaping, high flame. 8. Take care of cuts and scratches, no matter how small. Subversive Publications k am interested in the sug- . gestion advanced by the Americanism commission of the American Legion that libraries plagued by unwanted subversive publications can turn the tables on the senders. All the libraries have to do, the Legion said after checking postal rules, is write the word "Refused" near the address on the envelope and hand it back to the letter carrier. In that way the unwanted mail is returned to the sender for payment of return postage, or it is disposed of by the postal department. The Legion said it has received many complaints from libraries that they were on the mailing list for unwanted subversive material, and pleas to publishers to desist were of no avail. What could be done about it? The Americanism commission said it was circulating notice throughout the organization of the protection provided by postal laws through marking the mail "Refused." Atomic Energy Is Heat impressed by the sim- > plicity of the definition of atomic energy presented by Morris Markey, writing in the current issue of McCall's magazine. It is nothing more nor less than a new kind of fuel, he points out. There need be nothing mysterious or frightening about it, and none of the hysterics and secrecy which some trusted leaders are fomenting. "The basic facts about atomic energy are quite simple," says Mr. Markey. "Atomic energy is electricity, and nothing more. The only difference is in the fuel that is used to produce the electricity. "Uranium produces electricity because its atoms can be split apart. This splitting process releases huge amounts of heat, which can be used to boil water and make steam, which in turn can be used to make electricity. "There is no magic about it. There is nothing very mysterious about it." Circuses and Indians k can't vouch for the story .but I'm told that circuses do not customarily show in Indian reservations or towns with an unusually large Indian population. The reason? It's because the stoical nature of the Indian precludes applause and lack of applause makes it difficult for circus performers to do their best work. Information, Please! 1. Who is prime minister of England? 2. Who is Argentina's president? 3. What is aphasia? 4. In what play by what author is Caliban a character? 5. Of what nationality is the aero-engineer, Anthony H. G. Fokker. Answers—1. Clement R. Attlee. 2. Juan Domingo Peron. 3. Loss or impairment of the power to use or understand speech. 4. "The Tempest," by William Shakespeare. 5. Dutch. THE DAY'S BOUQUET To CLIFFORD HAMBLIN—for being appointed acting city engineer, taking over the supervision of streets, alleys and parks together with that of being superintendent of the waterworks and disposal plant. Mr. Hamblin has come a long way in the operation of the business of the municipality since he assumed the post o"f building inspector Oct. 1, 1945. Did You Know? By The Haskin Service EDITOR'S NOTE: Rcaderj uslnf this utrvlcc for question of fact—not counsel—should s!-n full name and ail dress and Inclose 3 cents for return postage. Address The Mason City Globe-Ga- xette Information Bureau, 3I(i Eye Street N. E., Washington 2, D. C. Is the shortage of teachers still acute in the United States? The office of education says that the shortage of teachers is not as acute in the east as it is in the middle western states. However, in all states there is still need for teachers in the rural communities and small towns. What is the name given to the exceedingly longr and often nonsensical words that are found in some dictionaries? Long and ponderous words are called sesquipedalian meaning, literally, "a foot and a half" from the Latin sesqui, "one half more" and pedis, "foot." The name is little used now except in a facetious sense, "sesquipedalian verbiage" being the full term of reproach. Can a color picture be transmitted by radio? It can. The first photograph in color ever transmitted by radio was taken by Capt. Henry Karlin of the U. S. army signal corps. It showed President Truman, Prime Minister Clement R. Attlee and Stalin at the Potsdam conference in August, 1945. Up to that time color photographs had been transmitted by wire but not by radio. By what name is the skull cap worn by the pope known? It is called berrettino. How are the valuable documents on the Freedom Train ffuarded? A picked unit of marines consisting of 24 enlisted men and 3 officers, all combat veterans averaging 6 feet in height, stands a 24- hour watch over the documents. There is also a burglar alarm system. Please identify the bird on the 3-cent Everglades stamp. It is a v/hiio heron. What is the highest mountain climbed by man to the summit? Nanda Devi, 25,600 feet, is the highest mountain that has been climbed to the top. Men have gone higher on higher mountains, notably Everest, K 2 and Kanchen- junga, but not to the summit. How much greater magnification can be obtained with the electron microscope than with an ordinary microscope? The type of microscope most commonly used magnifies anywhere from 1 to 3,000 times. With an electron microscope an object can be magnified from 60,000 to 100,000 times. What does Nova Caesarea mean in reference to New Jersey? Nova Caesarea or New Jersey was the name given in the original deed of 1604 to territory granted to Lord Berkeley and Sir George Carteret. Carteret was a native of-the island of Jersey in the English channel and the new tract of land was named in his honor. The word Jersey is a corruption of Czar's- ey or Caesar's-ey, "island of Caesar." How larre is ihe town of Gander, Newfoundland, and by whom Is the airport operated? The area Today's Birthday By AP Newsfeatures NELSON EDDY, born June 29. 1901, has been called the highest paid singer in the United States. His first voice training was singing with phonograph records. Teachers cost too much. Later he trained w i t h teachers in America and Germany, sang for Philadelphia opera companies and the New York Metropolitan and did much concert work. Screen and radio have made him widely known. of Gander is about one Square mile and the population, 3,000. Airport and town are operated by the Newfoundland government solely as a refueling and servicing stop for trans-Atlantic airplanes. Under what law or laws are congressional committees empowered to call upon individuals to testify? Both houses of congress have an implied power under the Constitution to make investigations through committees appointed for that purpose. There have been at least 3 leading federal cases bringing the investigative power of congress into question. Are there any laws governing: the removal of trophies from a battlefield? International law prohibits taking war trophies from prisoners of war, or from the wounded or dead. It permits, however, the retention of small objects found on the battlefield, and the purchase of items from prisoners of war. Mason City Globe-Gazette An A. U T . 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 2gp%5^ Tuesday, s^.^o Junc 29> * m8 Entered as sccond-cinss mutter April 12. 1930, at the poMofficc at Mason City. Iowa, under the act of March 3, 1819. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS, which Is exclusively entitled to use for repub- llcation of all local news printed In this newspaper at well as all AP news dispatches. 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