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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE w> LEE NEWSP LEE P Telephone SHOO ....... Publisher Look Out Below! NORTHWEST HARVEST GEER . . Advertising Manager Friday, June 4, 1948 April 12, 1930, at the post- One year l .~ riirrW,; _ *' "" *f HCWS OlSPat SUBSCRIPTION RATES In Mason City ana Clear Lak. —'— Delivery Limits) One week .23 But witw so ?™ c £?, and CIear By mall on, year }2° n n M1!es £ Mas ° n year J9.00 B y mall six monthi ....*4.75 By carrier per week ____ .25 One year *l?oo Side * 12 - 00 2,995,989,693 2,848,543,557 2,472,969,238 2,468,436,353 Mile Zon * by Mall Only months J6.50 Three months J3.50 U. S. Bus/ness Firms Now Top Billion Assets ^ RECENT business survey shows 48 business institutions in America achieved membership in the Billion-Dollar 3, i n ^ 947 the roster of bi * business showed only 45 in the billion-dollar category. I he 3 new additions were the Texas company National Bank & Trust company, and Standard Oil of Indiana. Bell-wether of U. S. business with the A£? S £ amount of total assets is still the *o £A J- and Bel1 System with footings of $8,772,377,290. It is followed closely by the Metropolitan Life Insurance company. QN a basis of their assets shown by their A 1947 statements, here is the list of the 48 billion-dollar companies in the United States: B«ll System ...... CO 770 077 nnn ? Life ^'- ••'•'•'•'•'•'•'.'.'. : KJISKS Ins. Co. of America ..... 7,321,488,722 *• i America N. T. & S. A ...... 5,845,817,669 National City Bank of N. T ......... 5,203,284,028 Chase National Bank of N. Y ....... 4,856,452,421 equitable Life Assurance Soc ...... 4,505,000,000 New York Life i ns . Co ........ 4,234,184,598 Standard Oil Co. (N. J.) Guaranty Trust Co. of N. Y. ! General Motors Corp. Manufacturers Trust Co. N. Y.' ~,, uu ,,ov, Gpnt. III. Bank & Trust Co ........ 2,422,901,275 First National Bank, Chicago ...... 2,298,997,031 John Hancock Mutual Life ........ 2,228,963,772 Pennsylvania Railroad ............ 2,220,597,888 •v' 7^. * Corp .................. 2,162,612,907 Northwestern Mutual Life ......... 2,156,091,901 Mutual Life Ins. Co. of N. Y ....... 1,924,722,347 New York Central Railroad ....... 1,731,545,079 Security First National, L. A ....... 1,698,741,921 bouthern Pacific Trans. Co ......... 1,687,780,705 Travelers Ins. Co .................. 1,674,531,103 Bankers Trust Co., N. Y ............ 1,666,993,442 Central Hanover Bank, N. Y. . . . 1,630,727,885 *irst National Bank, Boston E. I. du Pont de Nemours Chemical Bank & Trust, N. Y. . . Cons. Edison Co. of New York . ,,, Aetna Life Ins. Co ................ 1,363,711,051 JSorlmvest Bancorporation ........ 1,347,770,698 Mellon National Bank & Trust ____ 1,322,341,529 Commonwealth & Southern Corp. . . 1,308,008,669 Standard Oil Co. (Indiana) . ....... 1,268,103,846 Socony Vacuum Oil Co., Inc ....... 1,261,974,200 Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe ...... 1,256,605,390 National Bank of Detroit .......... 1,242,759,958 First Bank Stock Corp ............ 1,223,835,063 Bank of The Manhattan Co ....... 1,216,579777 Irving Trust Co.. N. Y ............. 1,208,350,157 ' Baltimore & Ohio Railroad ........ 1,186,424,587 Marine Midland Corp ............. 1,174,285,618 Union Pacific Railroad ............ 1,155,240,072 Massachusetts Mutual Life ........ 1,153,762,774 Penn Mutual Life Ins. Co ......... 1,123,434,461 Mutual Benefit Life Ins. Co ....... 1,123,435,461 Texas Co ......................... 1,115,344,831 Cleveland Trust Co ............... 1,086,061,893 JF the yardstick was business transacted, or gross sales, instead of total assets, n wholly _ different lineup would result. The leader in such case would probably be a tossup between the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea company, Lever Bros., or Socony- Vacuum. General Motors might challenge in a good year, but the life insurance companies and utilities which make up the asset blue book wouldn't show in such a listing. 1,488,172,925 1,438,114,642 1,413,980,108 1,363,867,803 Father Edward Riley JMPRESSIVE demonstration of the community-wide esteem and affection in which Father Edward Riley of Holy Family church is held by his Mason City neighbors of all denominations was offered Wednesday night. The sizable gymnasium of the school in which he has taught, along with his many other pastoral duties, was packed for the testimonial accorded the young priest on the eve of his departure for a new and enlarged responsibility at Dubuque. The writer in his nearly 30 years of residence here can recall no other individual who in so short a time has sent his roots more deeply and more fruitfully into the life of our community. Father Ed Riley goes to his new assignment with the God-speed and welt wishes of all those among whom he lived and loved and labored these past 2Vi> years. A Shameful Perversion TN theory, the "Voice of America" broadcast, by which the U. S. state department beams the story of our democracy in action, always has been a good idea. But in practice, it's sometimes been something else again — something stupid and goofy and more damaging than beneficial. The subject matter contained in some of the broadcasts has been actually damaging- to the American cause. It has blocked rather than advanced the democratic ideal. In congress there is a demand for an investigation. It should be ordered. Blame for the perversion ought to be placed. In the Russian Pattern TT becomes increasingly evident that there are those in high positions of leadership in organized labor who call strikes in the hope that they will fall short of their announced goals. This is part and parcel of the communist -pattern. The communist cause thrives on chaos and abortive strikes always breed chaos. It might be well to examine some recent strikes with this fact in mind. All of us would have more money if only our neighbors would quit buying things we can't afford. America's economic greatness didn't result from workers demanding more pay for less work. Discourtesy in combination with incompetency constitute a most disagreeable situation. Diplomacy has been defined as the art of letting the other fellow have your own way. Those who growl all day shouldn't be surprised if they feel dog-tired at night. Note to motorists: "Speed kills—take it easy!" Pros and Cons Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges Made Agreements , Dubuque Telegraph-Herald: This country can't go on forever giving away its exports in the form of relief and recovery programs. Somehow, foreign countries must find some way to earn the dollars to pay for the goods they buy from this country. The reciprocal trade agreements program seems to offer the best device yet thought of to encourage world trade and so help world recovery. Need More Protection Hampton Chronicle: The Taft-Hartley Act is good as far as it goes. But so long as industry- wide bargaining is permitted, it does not go far enough to give the rank and file union member or the general public the protection against unscrupulous labor leaders they should and must have. Lovely Summer Estherville News: If he can just forget the Russians, strikes, the political conventions, and the critics of Margaret's vocalizing, President Truman ought to enjoy a lovely summer, with a breezy front porch on which to sit while switching his electric bow-tie on and off. The More We Hear Council Bluffs Nonpareil: It will be a relief when the members of the Roosevelt administration get through publishing their memoirs. Thus far they present an even sorrier picture of subterfuge and double-dealing than critics had charged. Outlet Helps Prices Ackley World-Journal: Farm prices have been and are good. Perhaps as long as shipments o£ grain, foodstuffs, etc., are continued under the European Recovery Program, the downward readjustment of farm prices may be postponed. Nothing: But Vetoes Davenport Democrat: From standpoints of right and justice and surely from that of international co-operation for peace, not one of the now numerous Soviet vetoes in the United Nations Security Council has had a shadow of justification. Mighty Embarrassing, Too Washington Evening Journal: One of life's most calamitous moments comes when an old friend slaps you on the back and you can't introduce him to your group because you can't remember his name. Stalin's Choice Marshalltown Times-Republican: As we understand it Joe Stalin recommends we vote for Henry Wallace for the next president. Be Careful Anthon Herald: Be very careful about making promises; some of them can be collected in court. Editorial of the Day NOT ONLY FARMING QTTUMWA COURIER—Cash farm receipts in ^J Iowa last year were two and a third billions, about 200 million less than total similar income from nine north Atlantic states, including New York and Pennsylvania. That shows our state's pre-eminent position in the country. Twelve states, including nine in the midwest, have 57 per cent of the nation's farm wealth as measured by cash returns from market- ings. _ Iowa, of course, is strong in the midwest groupings. Numerous figures have appeared from time to time—often in this column—showing the tremendous business farming in Iowa has become. Regional statistics for the country show the west north central region, including Iowa, placed in the top bracket in the healthful parallel growth of business, industry and population. Iowa is outstanding in farm production and cash returns therefrom, but it is not lop-sided with its agricultural prowess. It is an industrial state, too, and many people fail to grasp the scope of this side of the picture. Industrial employment, salaries and wages paid to industrial workers and the value of manufactured products climbed to their highest pinnacle in the history of Iowa in 1947. Records show that during the year industrial development in the state outstripped all previous- marks; that compared to 1939 Iowa's 1947 industry was a colossus of wealth. Do You Remember? From Globe-Gazette Files 10 YEARS AGO a n^rV B T £ a y mond Weston, Ralph Lloyd Jones and Dr. J. C. Powers of Hampton were re-elected as members of the region 8 committee which comprises the states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming at a regional meeting of Boy Scout leaders held in Omaha Tuesday and Wednesday. In attendance at the meeting from Mason City were Ralph Lloyd Jones H. L. Campbell, M. C. Lawson and Earle K. Behrend. 20 YEARS AGO The Cedar Valley association of the B. Y. P U is meeting at the Baptist church in a spring rally' The meeting started yesterday with approximately 60 persons registering. Featuring the opening night program was the organ recital by Mrs. J. E. Stinehart who played 3 numbers. The Rev. Jewel Pickett, Baptist minister, gave the address. Special music was provided by Miss Nellie Coffin Rockwell violinist Dr. Howland Hanson gave the address of the morning. 30 YEARS AGO A display of revolvers and pistols owned by C M. Lee, commissioner of public safety in Mason City, has been on display in the window of the smoke shop, at State and Federal since yesterday and is attracting a great deal of attention by the passers-by. The collection is a valuable one and contains a gun carried by Napoleon Bonaparte on his retreat from Moscow. Another gun %vas used by a bandit'in the Black Hills, who killed 7 men with it before he in turn was captured. 40 YEARS AGO A commodious addition is to be built to tho club house of the Dodge's Point Country club as soon as the work can be finished. The club finds its present quarters are too small and the addition will furnish more conveniences. Ade Randall, who has the contract, will begin at once the erection of the addition. Miss Martha Rau is home from Hnmpton where she has been teaching the past year. She loaves this week for the commencement at Cedar Falls Observing To Your Health! By Herman N. Bundesen, M. D. HELP FOR HAY FEVER VICTIMS ^V<yVv-'V--> S) *&W^~-/ZA Roving Reporter By Hal Boyle of the AP NEW YORK'S GOLD MINE! DR. BUNDESEN now. Hay-fever is duo to sensitivity to the pollen from some weed, grass, or tree, usually ragweed, which is rife in most localities •during the late summer and early fall. If hay-fcvcr sufferers start in time there is a good chance that they can build up an increased tolerance for this pollen during the time when they are free of symptoms so as to be able to meet it on more nearly equal terms when it appears in the air next September. This is done by injections of gradually increasing doses of pollen extract. The treatment is most successful when it is carried out the year around for several years, but it can still be very helpful if started several months in advance of the hay- fever season. It has been estimated that about 8 out of 10 of the patients properly treated by injection of tho pollen extract will have from 75 per cent to 80 per cent relief from hay-fever, and about one-fourth of the patients will be relieved completely. The earlier in life the treatment is started and the more faithfully it is continued lor several years, the better are the chances that permanent immunity will be developed. The injections arc usually given at intervals of from 4 to 7 clays. During the hay-fever season, the injections may be Riven every week or two. Care in regulating the dosage, of course, is necessary in giving the injections, since reactions may occur if the dose is too large. During the hay-fever season, the afflicted person should do everything possible to avoid contact with pollen. This is easily accomplished by a change to a different climate but, unfortunately, few people can afford this. For those who must stay at home there are filters which can be put into windows to remove pollen from (he air coming into the room. By remaining in such a room as much as possible during the ragweed season, symptoms can, to a great extent, be relieved. Then, too, certain drugs can be used for the same purpose. These include cpinephrinc, ephc- drinc, and the newer drugs, known as benadryl and pyribenzaminc. Of course, these substances 'should bo used only under the direction of the physician. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS L. S.: For years I have beon passing large amounts of urine. I have been examined and no sugar was found. Is this serious? Answer: It is possible that you have what is known ar, diabetes insipidus. In the treatment of this condition an attempt should be made to reduce the amount of liquids In some cases, gradually reducing the intake (if salt and protein is useful, while in others, daily injections of the extract of the posterior lobe of the pituitary gland has been helpful. The condition is not a serious one. They'll Do It Every Time A * rich in Manhattan than all the mining prospectors in the fabulous west. But there is also a quiet and unglamorous quest for gold that goes on here constantly—and nets above $500,000 a year. These prosaic treasure seekers are the men who have the job of recovering the fragmentary particles of gold lost by 500 New York City firm's in the manufacture of precious metal jewelry. There is an old saying that gold is where you find it. This is particularly true oE these indoor prospectors. They have found it in the air, in wash water and by putting a vacuum cleaner to the hair of women jewelry workers. "We recover about $50,000 annually in gold JYom such sources," said W. Waters Schwab, president of J. R. Wood & Sens, the nation's largest wedding ring manufacturing firm. In its 94 year history this firm has introduced many methods of gold recovery now typical in the precious metal jewelry industry, which centers here. The largest amount is probably recovered simply by burning floor sweepings and refining the bits of gold that have fallen from work benrhes. Many firms now also supply aprons to their expert workmen and require them to bo worn. The company launders the aprons itself. The water goes through settling tanks as does the water from special basins in which the workmen must also wa.sli their hands each night before leaving the plant. This prevents the waste of gold which accidentally stuck to the workmen's clothing and hands. Jewelry manufacturers long suspected their workrooms had 14-karat air. Introduction of a special type filter to trap microscopic particles of gold floating in the air confirmed this to an amazing degree. "In a single department where gold is worked as much as 510,000 can be salvaged in a single year," Schwab said. How to get back the tiny gold waste that stuck in the shoes of workmen? There wasn't enough to make it worth while burning everybody's shoes eiK-h night. And yet it didn't seem quite cricket to suggest they work bare-footed. The problem was solved by putting down a floor covering softer than leather shoes. Then the gold stunk to the -floor instead of becoming imbedded in the workers' shoes and carried out of the building. When the floor covering becomes worn, it is taken up and burned to salvage the yellow metal. For a time n number of plants recovered considerable gold dust—and perhaps dandruff, too— by vacuuming the hnir ol women employes. This practice is now obsolete. "The ladies stood on their dignity and objected," Schwab laughed. "They insisted they wash their own hair or be taken to a first class beauty parlor—free." So beauty and industry came to a compromise The managements put nway the vacuum cleaners —and the Indies ngrccd to work with their hnir tightly bound in kerchiefs, which arc washed for gold. Athlete's Foot Universol t was amazed to learn that half of the people of America are infected with athlete's foot. Authorities for this claim are G. T. Stafford and C. O. Jackson of the department of physical education at the University of Illinois. Athlete's foot, their article in Hygeia says, is usually more irritating and painful tjian dangerous. It is produced, from the spores, or seeds, of a certain fungus and as such, spreads rapidly, especially in damp, dark places. According to these doctors; the fungi causing the disease are usually found in 3 places: Locker rooms, shower rooms and dressing rooms; shoes, garters, fabric equipment and towels, and on the human body. Use of footbaths containing so- called "fungicides" is ineffective, because footbaths do not remove the disease-producing spores from floors, shoes and other carriers and because they do not permit sufficient contact with the fungicide to kill the spores. The floors and premises of places likely to be contaminated should be scrubbed and treated with a good fungicide at least once a week. Such a procedure either removes or destroys the causative fungi. ' An effective powder to combat infection from contact with shoes and hose should be available to all school children. For killing the fungi on the body, the article recommends the use of non-irritating, liquid germicides and fungicides if administered with the consent and under the direction of a physician. Not a Pleasant Augury find no comfort in a recent nationwide opinion poll on the subject of vice presidential duties. It developed that nearly a third of those interviewed didn't know of a thing that the vice president has to do except wait for the president to die. Only 25 per cent, or 1 out of 4, knew that he presides over the senate, while some thought that he acts as speaker of the house. That isn't too good an augury for a form of government wholly dependent for success on an enlightened citizenry. Hymn of a Bride guarantee a smile from '. this bit of rhymed tribute to the can opener contributed by an Illinois housewife. Can-opener 'tis of thcfr. Friend In emergency, Of thec I slnf. When burnt brown Is the steak And sinks the ten pound cake You save a tummy ache, Ob, kitchen kingl THE WAV NATURE BOV TELLS THE MISSUS, HE CAN OtiTHOOF i WHIPPERSNAPPERS HALF H/S A6E I AM P Kteo lifiHT Ar40 A HAUF BAR5> £MOM,Y£XJ SISSIES.' CAN'T you TAKE IT? ONLY FIVE MILES jVAORE TO 60- M IQUIT// LETS GO HOME.' XVE HADEMOUfiH/ A lllW \ KV U^ cwAi^ rv-ay r-iN^uon: IY\Y <>£\ r^3S \ KNEE JUST WENT &mm&^/^^ W BACK is .KILLING ME.' •^SVfe 7$*\ <\*- ~ d. Better Go Slow on This! ^fear I may have left the pi impression in a recent item here that traveling to Alaska on the war-built Alcan highway will prove a lark to any motorist with (J weeks or so /to give to the assignment. In that article I was quoting from the travel section of the New York Times. And the author from whom I quoted appears to have been something of an optimist. From those who have actually made the trip, I now learn that the Alaska jaunt is far more of a chore than a pleasure. Before reaching the Alaska highway there are hundreds of miles of travel over rutty and dusty gravel roads, made muddy andtcven impassible by rain. And the Alcan highway itself leaves much to be desired so far as comfort or convenience are concerned. These things I mention so that I'll not be accused of encouraging readers to set out on a trip which might prove disagreeable. If you have such a jaunt in mind, I strongly recommend that you do some careful checking up before hopping off. As for me my preference will be to hold up on this venture for another year or so. Information, Please! 1. What well-known playwright adopted the name of a state for his nom de plume? 2. What is a "sequestered" spot? 3. What is "syllabub?" 4. In the Bible, what was the name of Ruth's mother- in-law? The other daughter-in- law? 5. Where was John Greenleaf Whittier, American poet, born? Answers — 1, Tennessee Williams, Thomas Lanier Williams, author of "A Streetcar Named Desire." 2, An out-of-the-way place. 3, A dessert of cream and wine. 4, Naomi; Orpah. 5, Haverhill, Mas. THE DAY r S BOUQUET To FRED H. CAHALAN—for being named Mason City postmaster, one of the most important posts in this community. Mr. Cahalan since he retired from the farm a decade ago has held a number of positions of public trust, including that of AAA chairman, and manager of the hemp plant here. He has the best wishes of many friends. Did You Know? By Jimmy Hatlo llfiF . n«. visr. rr.<Ti'm'« .«Ynmc»Tr. In'., IGHTS nr.sr.Rvcn By The Haskin Service KDITOR'S >;OTE: Reid": nslnjr thlj service for question of fact—not counsel—.should Silgn full name and address and Inclose 3 cents for return postace. Address The Mason City Globc-Ga- icltc Information Korean, 31(i tye Street N. E., Washington -, D. C. What teams had the top attendance hi the opening grames of the current baseball season? The National league team with the top attendance for the first game of the 1948 season was New York with an attendance of 48,130. The tenm with the highest attendance for the first game in the American league was Cleveland with 73,163. Who was the first Negro to be graduated from West Point? Henry O. Flipper, a native of Thomasville, Ga., was a member of the class ot 1877 and was discharged from the armv in 1882. He died in Atlanta,, Ga., May 3, 1940. Is there in Sweden a factory that operates entirely u n d e r- grouml? During World war II the basic industries of Sweden went underground, and many apparently are staying there. Apart from the security angle, the storm cellar, blasted from solid rock, are impervious to weather and do not need exterior maintenance or heating systems. What arc the a?e limits for applicants for positions as stenographer in the federal civil service? Applications are being taken for stenographers within the age limits o£ 18 to 62 years. How long 1 was the Holy Roman Empire in existence? The Holy Roman Empire was founded on Christmas day A. D. 800, when Charlemagne wns crowned at St. Peter's, Rome, by Pope Leo III. It passed into German hands when Otto I (936-73) became emperor and so existed until Aug 6, 1806 when Francis II formally resigned and the Germanic confederation was dissolved. What is the best way to remove tree roots from a sc\ver? After the roots have grown into sewer lines, the most practical way to remove them is to break into the lines at a manhole or some convenient point and pull out the roots with a hook fastened to sewer rodding polos. What department of the federal frovernment has charge of lighthouses? The U. S. Lighthouse Service is under the direction of the U. S. coast guard, department of the treasury, having been transferred from the department of commerce in 1939. The employes arc under civil service. Are bears found native all over the world? Different varieties of bears are widely distributed throughout North America, Asia and Europe and some parts of northern Africa. Only one species is found in South America, anrt none in Australia. What color has the greatest sales value? From a variety of experiments that have been made it appears that red, a warm color, is the one most likely to attract people and induce sales. What is the name of the theater where farm produce can be ex- chancrcl for ticket* of admission? Today's Birthday By AP Newsfeatures ROSALIND RUSSELL, born June 4, 1912, was the tomboy of her (£-*• neighborhood in Connecticut. Sho was said to be the best baseball player of the district. Her father was a rich lawyer, her mother one > of the fashion I. " •j& x yS 'J&- ^ jjTXX **"^ *«£-! »~ ""- ^""-"«" *4 editors of Rosalind Ruescll Vogue magazine. Her great energy often is credited with sparking her film success. She attended Barnard, then drama school and got a $15-a-weck job in a tent show. In films she played "heavies," then comedy, but also proved she could do high drama. It 5s the Barter theater of Virginia, which was established by Robert Porterfield in Abingdon in 1933, became the state theater of Virginia in 1946 and now is the largest professional stage organization outside New York and the only traveling repertory company in the country. What are the dimensions of the Island of Okinawa? It is 65 miles long and ranges in width from 3 to 15 miles. The area is approximately 485 square miles, a little more than the area of the city of Los Angeles. Are immigrants required to pay a head tax when they enter the United States? Immigrants have paid head taxes upon entering the United States since 1882. At that time the tax was 50 cents for each person. Since 1917 the tax has been $3. What is the purpose of ball bearings? The purpose of a bearing is to reduce friction which wastes power. The ball bearing is an important type and was used for artillery axles as early as 1795 but first came into general use in machines in 1802. Willie Willis By Robert Quillcn You can't always tell what's wrong. Skinny's big brother is studyin' to be a preacher, and he made the money by gntherin 1 up srrnp iron for Ihp Japs.

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