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EDITORIALS We're Sunk If We Try Appeasing Communism rpHE critical -world situation is not one ·*· that will admit of solution by wishful thinking. It calls for action of a stern, cour- _ ageous and intelligent character. By- sending its Chinese stooges sneaking across Korea's northern border against the UN forces seeking to establish a united nation, the kremlin has announced its intentions in unmistakable ferms. The action in Korea is an important, though limited, part of the communist mas- ter'plan to subjugate the entire world under a dictatorship with headquarters in Moscow. While the technique .will be different, the over-all aim is precisely the same as the one which motivated Gengis Khan, Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, Napoleon, yes arid more latterly, Adolf Hitler. The technique differs fundamentally in this fact: None of these earlier seekers after world dominion h a s been able to get somebody else to do his fighting for him and his compatriots. W HAT our own immediate course should . be with respect to meeting the Chinese onrush in Korea is for our military authorities, not for us.'to say. But one item of procedure is impera- tive--arfd at the earliest possible moment: The communist action should be labeled as an outrageous assault on world peace and a scurvy'act of aggression and insult against the United Nations. Communism s h o u l d be straightway branded as a pariah and the nations embracing it, starting with Eussia, for their shameless insubordination should be summarily booted from membership in t h e world peace organization. To do less than this would be to compromise with an undergirding principle in the upward swing of civilization and lessen the spiritual strength which will accrue to us because we are on the side of righteousness. "OUSSIAN intentions to conquer us are -t*now as clearly before us as Hitler's were in his book, "Mein Kampf." Realists have long sensed this; now the evidence is so pronounced that only a fool can ignore it. To talk of a negotiated peace with the communists is the sheerest kind of nonsense. Any willingness on their part to negotiate will be based on a belief that it will promote, their drive for world domination. It's high time that our national defense policy divest itself of the last vestige of wishful thinking about the possibility that the kremlin will change its objectives. For all practical purposes we are now at war with communism. This solemn fact must be given precedence over every other consideration in our national life and econ-. omy. Our youngsters are dying for us in Korea. There must be not a mere willingness but an eagerness to match their sacrifices on the homefront. Alaska and Hawaii P ROSPECTS dim for an early admittance of Alaska and Hawaii to the union. At least all hope is out the window that this action will be taken by the 81st congress in its final session. Alaska, it's being argued, with less than 100,000 population, would have a wholly disproportionate representation, not alone in the senate but in the house of representatives. With respect to Hawaii the contention runs that in the local government there has been a disquieting preponderance of leftist sentiment. These are factors in the general situation, no doubt. But there's another considerably more potent. It's the opposition of southerners in congress--those from the so-called "states rights" area. Neither Alaska nor Hawaii, it could be predicted would share the Dixie point of view on civil rights and race questions. Look Out Below! SANTA CLAUS MYTH by Cargill A Question of Sanity I N the current issue of "The Key Reporter," quarterly journal of Phi Beta Kappa, national scholarship fraternity, a Syracuse. N. Y., man in a letter to the editor bitterly assails loyalty oaths. While identifying himself as a "registered republican in Iowa," he delivers himself of this juvenile absurdity: "I also share with Wallace and, currently, with communists an ardent desire for peace and an ardent interest in social improvement." About his loyalty there might be some question. But that he's lacking in ordinary Intelligence isn't open to debate. Imagine such a bird teaching our college youth. IT'S BEEN SAID: To carry care to bed, Is to sleep with a pack on your back.--Thomas Haliburton. The husband compares his lot with what his parents DID NOT have; the wife her lot with what the neighbors DO have. It seems a long time since the worst thing we Americans had to worry about was the unchecked trend toward short skirts. That vow of one religious order never to take , a bath was not, as you might suspect, in protest against soap operas. What an America we'd have if we on the home- front would try to match the valor of our boys fighting in Korea. Another thing not often mentioned is that a sizable insurance policy tends to make mourning much easier. You'll be credited with having good manners if you make a rule of just thinking it, not actually saying it. We have yet to meet up with a roan who in his youth cultivated a taste for codliver oil. Query to Motorists: Do you race past playing children, through busy streets or over crosswalks? Pros and Cons Some Interesting Viewpoint! Gleaned From Our Exchanges memories Emmetsburg Democrat: With the memories of Indian summer lingering and w i t h a possible snow-sheathed winter ahead, it is a pleasant pastime to reminisce by a comfortable hearth and to think back to the days of our grandparents who had far less comforts, perhaps, than we. But they had a peace of mind, too, that comes only with work well done, a' security not labeled "social" and a feeling of live and let live. Cost of Armies Albert Lea Tribune: Some time soon, con- -,gress is likely to ask some pretty pointed questions about where America's defense money has gone. Since the last war, congress has handed the department of defense about 90 billion dollars, not including the billions appropriated for the atomic bomb projects and not including recent emergency appropriations. Atom Bomb Effectiveness Belmond Independent: We're dubious as to . how effective, in the long run, "atom-izing" of Chinese troops in North Korea might prove. No gang was ever broken up by shooting down one trigger-man. On the other hand, delivery of that first bomb might raise the curtain on horrors unmatched by the composite frightfulness of all past wars. Shop Early Osage Press: Christmas shoppers shouldn't befooled by all the reports about an abundance of holiday goods this year. It is true that there are greater stocks in some lines than there have been for a numlir of years, but certain items are still available in limited quantity. "Shop Early" is good advice. Suggestions Estherville News: Maybe the reason that more persons don't make more worthwhile suggestions at public meetings is because usually when one offers an opinion he immediately gets a thankless job wished on himself. Editorial of the Day OUR TEACHERS POINT THE WAY! L AKE MILLS' GRAPI-IIC: When Winnebago county teachers gathered in Lake Mills for a county conference, the speaker was Kenneth Jonson, director of the field service division of the Iowa State Education association. His topic for the evening was, "Our 1951 Legislative Goals," meaning of course the goals of the I. S. E. A. It is so easy for folks on the outside to consider such a topic and discussion as just another pressure group seeking selfish interests. Having attended the meeting, I can assure Graphic readers that this is not the case with the I. S. E. A. Most of the proposed legislation aims at self-improvement within the ranks of the profession, and certainly this should be to the interest and benefit of our great state. Increased certification requirements is o n e sphere in which the I. S. E. A. would raise educational standards and others in the same category include bettering contractuval relations, leave of absence privileges, a more adequate school year, and reorganization- of t h e state administration. Other than bettering professional standards, which is certainly of benefit to the whole educational program in Iowa, there is little of personal gain and certainly nothing of a selfish nature on the part of I. S. E. A. Even in the much-discussed and misunderstood field of state financial a i d to education, which includes such moot questions as equalization, transportation and subsidy to districts needing improved school buildings, the over-all and basic benefits again point to a belter educational program for the people of Iowa. Do You Remember? 10 YEARS AGO Earl Leaman was elected chief patriarch of Anchor encampment No. 102 at the annual meeting of the lodge at the Odd Fellows hall last night. Sid Bemis was chosen high priest: Wade Vasbinder, senior warden; William Huffman, junior warden: Harry Van Every, recording scribe; Oscar Lund, financial scribe; C. W. Harris, treasurer, and A. C. Hunnicut, trustee for three years. 20 YEARS AGO Mrs, Chauncey Viall is the newly elected head ot Zelotcs Zuanna No. 30 Ladies of the Orient. She succeeds Mrs. D. C. Coffin, who was elected vice-ashayhi. Mrs. George Wendt was elected past-ashayhi. Mrs. Frank Ulrich was elected keeper of tradition; M r s . W. E. Atkinson, keeper of shekels, and Mrs. O. C. Gunrilach, collector of shekels. Other officers are Mrs. George K. Legard, prelate. Mrs. S. M. Decker, guide, and Mrs. George W. Van Every, trustee for 3 years. 30 YEARS AGO Mrs. Dorothy Pool gave the members of the Clio club an unusually delightful evening last night when she entertained t h e club at a 6:30 o'clock dinner. In honor of the Christmas season t h e home was decorated in nn abundance of Christmas bells with Christmas trees and candles on the tables. The tost realistic touch was added in the appearance of Santa Claus. Harriet Michael, who arrived in time Jo distribute her gift:?, accompanied with the Christmas gift verse. 40 YEARS AGO Thomas Flemming is 6' 3 or 4. but his eyesight reaches well to the ground. Two days at:a 'betimes he prone on the concrete walk a girl's fur neck piece. He knew the ownui- would like to gain possession and not being n mino render he decided to give it to the Globe-Gazette. The latter waved his magic wand in ;i H-line found notice in the Want Column deportment of the Journal of Civilization and lo--the same story. After just one insertion, Col. F. R. Dawson came to the office, transferred a piece of silver for vhc ndlet and carried the piece.away to make his young daughter radiant with delight that a .uood Samaritan had found it and that he told it to the Globe-Gazette, Observing To Your Health! Roving Reporter By Herman N. Bundesen, M. D. CAUSES OF HINGING IN THE EARS rpHE individual who suffers from tinnitus might J- be said to carry noise-makers in his head. This annoying symptom of ringing in the ears often arises amid the quietest of external surroundings and frequently drowns^ out the loudest of outside sounds. Sometimes, it may be due to actual mechanical vibration within the head, such as occurs in aneurysm or enlargement of one of the blood vessels in the skull. The throbbing or pulsation of such a vessel sounds in the ears as an intermittent ringing.' At times, there may be a clicking or snapping sound that comes from repeated contraction of the muscles,connected with the ear drum, or of the muscles connected to the tube which leads from, the throat to the middle ear. Tinnitus may also be due to an infection in the middle ear known as otitis media. There is also an ear disorder known as otosclerosis \ which, in almost, every case, is accompanied by ear noises. In this condition, there is some hardening of the bony structures. Inflammation _ _ of the inner ear, known as laby- DR. CUNDESBN rinthitis, can produce tinnitus. The labyrinthitis often follows a middle ear infection. In addition to the tinnitus, there are such symptoms as severe deafnes's and dizziness in many cases. There is a disorder known as Meniere's disease, in which there is a disturbance of the circulation of the fluids in the tiny canals in the inner ear known as the semi-circular spaces. In this disorder, there may be some deafness and dizziness in addition to tinnitus. If the ear is exposed to loud noises repeatedly, tinnitus may result. This, however, is temporary and, as a rule, clears up after several days. Blocking of the circulation, because of the formation of a blood clot in one of the blood vessels, and high blood pressure are other causes for head noises. In very old persons, changes in the tissues in the inner ear may lead to tinnitus. Poisoning "with various drugs, particularly quinine, is a well known cause for ringing in the ears. Salicylates, such as aspirin in large doses, have the same effect. Tumors affecting the ear nerve are accompanied by tinnitus. Recently it has been^found that virus infections affecting the inner ear will cause head noises. In these cases, there may also be some deafness and dizziness. It may be seen, therefore, that tin- nitus' or ringing in the ears is only a symptom. Before treatment to relieve the condition can be carried but. a careful study should be made to determine the source from which it is coming. Only when this is found can effective treatment be planned. QUESTION'S AXD ANSWERS A Reader: What are the symptoms of an enlarged Iieart? Answer: The heart may be enlarged ivilhottt causing any symptoms. In some cases there ts shortness of breath and pain over the heart or under the breast bone. When an enlarged heart Is suspected, an X-ray ot the heart should be taken and an electrocardiogram made. THEY'LL DO IT EVERY TIME HAL BOYLE By Jimmy Hdtlo PROBLEM WAS MOW TO QE.T A LOOK AT A PROGRAM WANTED TO SEE COWBOX PICTURE UHPOP? HUH? POP SOLVES IT B/GETTING A SECONC? SET FOR MIS DEN' OR DOES HE SOLVE IT ? /!// ( DO t)U MIND IF I PUT ON == kci)LTUF?E HOUR? JUNIOR MS --^ THE covvsoy PICTURE OM THE SET UPST/4IRS' TO JOE CULLETONl, 13S FRAXXUN ST., !IEWVO??K,M.y. * 5] corn. IM~\ ynvo FEATURES STXTIICATK, i«, WORLD mci By HAL BOYLE of the AP BUDDY SYSTEM HAS FAILED ^ W ITH U. S. EIGHTH ARMY, KOREA, (IP)--The "buddy system" has been a failure in the opinion of most frontline commanders in Korea. This attempt to integrate South Korean soldiers with American front line outfits 'was begun in August. It was an emergency military measure. In those desperate days of defense along the Nak- tong river line American soldiers were not arriving in enough numbers to replace the men lost or wounded in battle. So it was decided to fill the. gaps in the line with selected South Koreans. This emergency program to put Koreans shoulder to shoulder in the battle line with American troops became known as the buddy system. To get the needed volunteers some enterprising commanders sent officers .into Korean cities and invited picked young-native policemen to come out and spend a day with their outfit. After a big m,eal of hot American chow' and the gift of a few candy bars and packages of cigarebj many of the special guests quickly decided they preferred this lush life with the U. S. army to lonely pojice duty or chasing guerrillas. The program started off in an atmosphere of one big happy military family. Each recruit was assigned to an American buddy, whose job was to act as his friend and teacher in. learning how to be a soldier. It was a thoroughly good-hearted program, launched with the best of intentions. It was sternly ordered that the Korean volunteers be treated in every way as the complete equals of the American soldiers. They were to be given no more than their fair share of such unwelcome fatigue duties as digging latrines or unloading supplies. The program £pt off to a Rood start. A Korean who signed up as Kim What Bong quickly was nicknamed "Pete" or "Mike*' or "Duckfoot" or "Undersiunf." H e . .quickly- picked up a few stock soldier phrases such as ''iake it easy." Everything was palsy walsy--as long as the outfits were rcfiftins in rest areas. Some units that enthusiastically adopted the buddy system soon were 15 per cent or more Korean in strength. A few regimental commari' ,"s however violently hpyeoUed the whole program by i*Hlng to do anything to recruit native volunteers. When the mixed Korean and American outfit went Into combat the hundy sys'tem began to fall apart. Under the stress of battle the differences of language arid loyalty between the two nationalities became more vitally important than their desire to understand and work with one another. The Koreans haven't had time to learn our army technique. An American doughboy hated to have his life dependent on whether his oriental buddy knew enough to give him covering at the right moment. There were numerous, cases of outstanding stubborn and heroic fighting by these Korean volunteers. There were other cases where they broke and ran--and these created biilerness. "They largely Imve Just taken lip space." said one veteran commander who had been among the first to welcome the buddy system. We have tried to get these Koreans to fi^ht with American equipment and most of them jast don't have enough mechanical sense yet. ' "To try to integrate them with, an American army is a waste of lime- They understand only- force and it goes against the grain to use the degree of force they understand. We have too much respect for the individual. It is all right fo sar we should, educate them up to oar level. That's fine. But you can't do it in war time." That is a fair summary of how most troop leaders feel about the integration program. And as fast as they could get fresh American replacements t h e y got rid of their Korean volunteers. The result today Is that the buddy system has been quietly shelved. Dcitfler From X-Roy Machines A passing a.long the , warning from the state department of health that x-ray machines for shoe-fitting should be dealt with intelligently and carefully.' Radiation, according to Dr. E. G. Zlmmerer, cancer control director, can cause serious .damage to exposed tissues. And Investigation reveals that many older x-ray models release excessive amounts of uncontrolled rays. While most shoe salesmen know these hazards, the department suggests these precautions: Follow all rules and instructions of the shoe salesman for using the machine. He knows how to operate it with minimum hazard. · .Limit use of machine- to actual fitting of shoes-.lt isn't a toy. Limit each examination to one operation of machine. Limit number of your x-ray fittings in any one day to a total of 3, and to a total of 12 per year. Don't let children play around the machine. They may be affected by small doses of radiation emitted. Have shoes on BOTH feet at time of fitting. If it is necessary to hold children's feet in place at the machine, it's best to have the parent or friend of child do this, instead of the salesman who would get too many exposures a day doing it for all youngsters. . Iowa and Fuel Oil ; .was interested to note i thafc Iowa holds 19th place among, the states;in the matter of fuel oil consumption. v Among .bordering states, Illinois is first with a 5th rating nationally. Other neighbor states rank as follows: ; Minnesota,. 10th; Wisconsin, 13th; Missouri, 14th; Nebraska, 22nd; and South Dakota, 28th.- . In x per capita consumption of heating oils, Iowa residents are in the under 40 gallons i per year classification. Information, Please! 1. What book maide Mary Baker Eddy famous? 2. Which is nearer the north pole, New York or Rome? 3. What American multimillionaire made a habit of distributing new dimes? 4. What -mythical king was given the power to turn all he touched into gold? 5. What body interprets the U. S. constitution? Answers--1. " S c i e n c e . ..and Health, With Key to the Scriptures." 2. Rome. 3. The late John D. Rockefeller, Sr. 4. Midas. 5. Supreme court.-. . Uyalfy 0«tti WeictmiJ yield to nobody-in my »p- ii preciation of that oft~ mentioned i t e m called "freedom of the press." It stems, of course, as I've often pointed out in the past, from..an even broader and more important item, namely, tne right of our people to know the truth. Having said that I go on to assert tliat I have not the slightest objection to taking a loyalty oath. Such an oath, or the requirement lor it, would riot restrict me one iota in my legitimate exercise of freedom of the press. It follows, therefore, that I am rather short on sympathy for those in the teaching profession who claim an abridgment of their academic freedom when they are required to give token of their loyalty to their country. I hasten to add that I do not regard the loyalty, oath as any shield whatever against communists or communism. Under the communist tredb, treachery and deceit are virtues when practiced for the promotion of the cause. It's on this basis, not oh the contention that loyalty oaths are in restraint of any right or freedom, that they should be opposed. Mary's Babe dipped into the latest "An- E,nals of the Northeast Iowa Poetry Group" for this .verse .appropos of the Christmas season from the pen of .Jessie Merrill Dwelle of Mason City: In Palestine, a man there was who trie* , to find hU Cod- lfe followed tonf tot lonely shores; through village streets he tt»«. He had in mind his God would be * personage of might, Ani» that he'd weir the richest robes, and carry flaming light. The man went to the temple, »nd th» abbey on the plain, lie sought amour Judcan hills, out searching was in vain Until beside a manger bed he stood Id silent awe-lie found his God--he found his Lor* when Mary'r Babe he saw. THE DAY'S BOUQUET To MARVIN D. McKEE--for being elected commander of the Amvets post in Mason City. Mr. McKee will have assisting him in heading up this organization of World war II veterans a group of competent officers, including Artie Paxton, adjutant, and ilbbert Crim, Harry Lewis and Keith Poshusta, vice commanders. Did You Know? The Hoskin Service' EDITOR'S NOTE: Readers using this xervice for question of fact--not counsel--should sign full name and address nnd inclose 3 cents for return postage. Address The Mason Cily Globc-Gazcltb Information Bureau. 1200 Eye Street K. E., Washington 5, D. C. What was the price of the famous McGuffey readers when they 1st appeared? The First Reader sold at retail for 12i cents, the Second for 25 cents. In figuring one's weight when shoes aie ytorn, what allowance should be inade for the .weight of shoes? For a man's shoes, 1 Ib. 10 oz., and for a woman's Shoes, 11 oz. The average .man walks around ia clothes totaling: 5 Ibs. 9 oz. The average.-weight of women's summer clothes is 1 Ib. 11 oz. How does one distinguish between a. rug and a carpet? A rug is created in a final size and pattern and'is bound 'or finished in some way on all 4-sides before it reaches' the 'store, a carpet oh only two. Carpeting ;is. bought by the square yard- an'd -very often' is laid wall to wall, covering the entire floor. A rug is laid with a margin of floor' arouh'd 'it." ' ' Are many cases of clubfoot congenital?- · Approximately · 77 per cent of all cases are present at birth.. Authorities .say. that about 5 per cent are inherited. · What is the real name of the 'laughing- jackass?" The kooka- "burra is popularly known as the "laughing jackass" because,.. instead of singing, it emits a raucous laugh The bird is a member of the kingfisher family and a native of Australia. Where was the first bridge built across the Mississippi river? The first railroad bridge was built at Davenport, Iowa, over the protest of steamboat men who regarded it as a nuisance to navigation. Abraham Lincoln was the lawyer who argued the case for the railroad men. Why is 8 sometimes considered a lucky number? According to Pythagorean philosophers 8 was the number of justice because it divides evenly. As the first cube it was believed to represent the cornerstone and hence plenty. Do monkeys use their right limbs more than their left, like human beings? Monkeys and other animals in general do not use their right limbs any more than their left. .In some species, however, one limb is used more constantly than the other. Did women ever fight as gladiators in ancient Rome? Women as well as men fought in. gladiatorial combats. Under Nero even well-born women appeared as combatants, and Domitian at the Saturnalia of A. D. 90 arranged a battle between dwarfs and women. · Which congressional district has had the greatest gain in populations 'Since 1940? The greatest gain shown by the 1950 census was in the 6th district of California, which increased by 352,235, or Today's Birthday JAMES H. DOOLITXLE, born Dec. 14, 1896, at Alameda, Cal., is the W o r l w a r II . flying ace who l e d the f i r s t air raid on Japan. The e x p l o helped change the- trend of the Pacific war. In 1944 Eresident Roosevelt-- raised him to lieutenant general, the first officer DOOL1TTLE dl:awn fr - om tiae . a r m y "reserve corps to attain that rank. /Today he is vice president of Shell Oil Co., New York. : 98,8 .per cerit. The ·preliminary total population figure as of April 1, 1950, for this district was 708,760. ·: · · · ' How much does- Grand .Coulee Dam weigh? The approximate weight is 22 million tons. Grand .Coulee is on the Columbia river in the state -of Washington. Why do fhe Jews regard certain foods as unclean? The Jewish dietary laws are based on the commandments in the' law contained in the 1st 5 books of the Bible, No reason is given for the ban except that certain animals and seafood are regarded as "unclean." Animals must part the hoof and chew the cud and fish must/have fins, so lobsters, oysters, clams, shrimp, etc., are also forbidden. How many states still require the payment of a poll tax as a prerequisite for voting? Alabama, Arkansas, .. Mississippi, · Tennessee, Texas and Virginia are the "only states which now require it. South Carolina abolished its 85-year-old. poll tax in the election of Nov. 7. Mason City Globe-Gazette A LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by the GLOBE-GAZETTE PtTBUSHIXG COMPANY 121-123 East State St. , Telephon* S800 E .tered as second class matter, April 12, 1930. at the postotflcc at Mason City. Iowa, under the act of March 3, I«fr9. LEE P. LOOMIS .......... Publisher W. EARL HALL ..... AUnatrlng Editor ENOCH A. NOREM ...... City editor LLOYDJ- GEER ---- Advertising Mgr. --·"- Thursday December 14, 195» MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS wftlch is exclusively entitled to use for republl- caUon of all; local hews printed In this newspaper as well as all AP news dispatches. SUBSCRIPTION RATES In Mason City and Clear Lake (Carrier Delivery Limits) · week « m , TM 'tt and C!ear Lalre But Within 100 Miles of Mason City By mall l year .................... $9.00 By mall 8 months ...... ...... 475 By earner per week .............. is Outsido 100 Mile Zone by Mall Only ' year ............................ »]2.« 6 months ............ ....... ...... 6SO 3 months ....................... .. 350

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