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EDITORIALS f ' ,· · If GOP Loses, It Won't Be From Over-Confidence *4 f 1 ,. . , . * .. I P the Republicans lose the presidential ^election this year, there will he some other reason for it than over-confidence. Every realistic Republican today recognizes that, a tough fight lies ahead. Here are some of the cold facts of the situation: Eighteen states voted Democratic for President by wide margins in 1948, and tffoso 18 have a total of 174 electoral votes tKis year. If the four states that went "Dixiecrat" in 1948 are added--and recent developments in the South indicate no Dix- iecrat ticket on the ballots there this year ·--the 174 electoral votes would rise to 211, just 55 short of the number necessary to elect. '" Only nine states, with a total of 82 electoral votes this year went Republican fo'r President by wide margins in 1948. So oiijtho basis of ·the 1948 returns, the preliminary or tentative alignment Is 211 to 82 in favor of the Democrats. I N spite of what happened to the Dewey- i: Warren ticket In 1948, Republicans this year are confident that t h e presence of Richard Nixon on the slate will put-California and its 32 electoral votes In the GOP column. That would raise the count to 211 to.114. - Seventeen states, with 238 electoral votes, went for either Truman or Dewey by relatively n a r r o w margins in 1948. Those states and their 1952 electoral vote totals follow: BELOW/ EVERY YEAR A BIGGER QUESTION ByCargill for Trum«n Vot»i California 32 Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . » Idaho 4 For. Dtwey Votes Connecticut 8 Delawar* 3 Indiana 13 Illlnolt 27 Maryland 9 loyiri 10 Navada 3 Michigan 20 New York 45 Oty. Vlrolnta - 12 Wisconsin 12 Wyoming 3 25 Oregon .. * Total ,1M Jotal 134 T HE Democrats, to win this year, need ! pnly one-rfourth of the electoral votes of**the close-iri-1948 states listed above if ntfth'e same tirtie they can '(1) hold all the states that voted for Truman by a wide margin in 1948 and (2) add the four Dixie- crat states 6f 1948. * t On the other hand; only a relatively slight shift of sentiment toward the Republicans and away from the Democrats ncrpaa^tnewhole country-would'be needed to.turn all the above states over to the. GOP. In that case, the Republicans would wjji in 1952 if they held on to all the states tlfafc voted for Dewcy by a wide margin in 1948. In fact, in that event the Republicans could win without Illinois or New York, although not without both. ,«In 1948 Truman would still have won if.he had carried only those states that had given Roosevelt large majorities in 1944. In,* other words in 1948 the Republicans needed some states that had gone Democratic by wide margins in 1944. In 1952 the Republicans could win without carrying a single state that was Democratic by a wide margin in 1948. Small Business Has Part pOMPLAINT is sometimes made that \3 the productive capacity of'small manufacturers is not being utilized as fully as it; should be in the defense buildup. That may well be so. But the small manufacturer plays a much bigger role in the defense effort than is generally recognized. When a big manufacturer gets a government job he usually relies heavily on many smaller manufacturers to help him fulfill the contract. Westinghouse Electric Corp. pointed o u t recently, for instance, that 4G cents out of every sales dollar the company received last year w a s passed along to 14,000 subcontractors and suppliers. \ , The firm's purchases last year from 11,946 small businesses and 2,161 larger ones totaled §554 million. · T h e reliance Westinghouse places on sniall manufacturers is no isolated instance; it is a general condition. Our Teacher Problem /COLLEGES a n d universities, a recent v^'. survey reveals, are turning out this year only 32,443 elementary school teachers to meet a demand for at least 160,000. T And that's not all. Of the 160,000 total, 70,000--nearly half--are needed to replace teachers so "woefully under-trained" that they should not be promoted beyond their present positions. * Thus it becomes all too clear not only that. we don't have enough elementary ·chool, teachers, but that a surprisingly Urge number of those available are stib- itandard as to training. IT'S BERN SAID: Forward, as occasion offers, Never look round to sec whether any shail note it. . ,'. Be satisfied with success in even the smallest matter, and think that even such a result is no trifle.--Marcus Aurellus. Ono Moscow paper says Russia won the Olympic Games. Another says it was a lie. Proving thai'it's possible for two Communist papers to differ and both be wrong. A nation's problems are multiplied when its people begin expecting the government to do for them what they ought to be doing for themselves. At any rato Harry has given plausibility to thai time-honored assumption that just about any boy has a chVnce of becoming President. Iron Curtain jumping has been suggested as an appropriate addition to the next list of Olympic Games. One wishes it were as easy to got our troops out of Korea as it is to explain how they got into Korea. Pity those thousands of Egyptian youngsters bearing the now dishonored narno Faroukl Some actresses achieve distinction by not marrying Tommy Manville. Memo to Motorists: Never pass another vehicle at an intersection! Pros and Cons Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleoned From Our Exchanges Both C»n B» of Uje Eagle Grove Eagle: Opponents of the big dam projects were encouraged in their fight for upstream watershed control when some funds were earmarked for that purpose recently. They claim that the big dams such as arc being put In on the Missouri Klver now will only be a detriment. They claim that silt eroded from upstream lands will fill In the darns and make them useless for flood control. They want to start flood control up on the lands that are drained by the tributaries. Congratulation!, Leo Northwood Anchor: Congratulations and good luck, Leo Kllhon, We're proud of you. Your friends «t The Anchor office, y o u r hometown friends at Fertile, your thousands ot friends in Worth County, your tens of thousands of friends all over Iowa . . . all nro proud and happy that you've received the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor; we ore confident that you will win the election IhJs fall and servo us and nil lowans capably and well at Des Moines. Not th« Whot* Answ«r But a S f t r t Nashua Reporter: The encouraging thing to us about Iho vole on the school bond proposal is not so much that an addition was okayed, but that a forward stop, however short, has been taken. It Is time Nashua gets going on many other fronts, too. What, for Instance, has happened to t h e community building proposal? Editorial of the Day WHERE EISENHOWER STANDS ALONE r\AVID LAWRENCE in Unlletl Stales News: ·*-'Clearly, the greatest need of t h e times is sound judgment as applied to the ever-increasing demands for military expenditure, This is the key not only to tax reduction but to a balanced ' economy In which prosperity must not be dependent on armament production. That's n "peacetime" or "cold war" need, lo be sure, but supposing In Iho next few years,,wo are dragged into a world war? The experience it would bo desirable for a President to have in such nn emergency is exactly the kind that General Elsenhower has had. For this reason it would appear lo bo n mistake for the Democratic party's slump speakers.to pursue the line of attack they have already begun-that General Eisenhower is Ineligible for Iho presidency because he's a "military man." A Prosidcnl today, lo bo successful, must understand h u m a n behavior, human aspirations a n d human relationship, not only with respect to our own people but among other peoples of the world as well. For that,.in essence! is the art;'of leadership in modern government. An extremist, an egotist, n stubborn, Inflexible, arbitrary man guided by considerations of political advantage and seeking constantly the support of pressure groups will not make a good President, A conciliatory, modest, self-effacing, humble man whose concept of simple honesty nnd justice docs not end where politics begins, n man who has faced big responsibilities, n man who understands (hat the most progress is made by evolution and thnt government was never intended as the master of the people, but its servant, can make a good President of the United States. Remember? 10 Y E A R S AGO Stationed with troops who are living in the ancient stables of a huge old country estate somewhere in Northern Ireland, Lt. Virgil Brown of Mason City was mentioned by the Chicago Sun's correspondent in Ireland. The story reads: "f was walking with a young lieutenant named Virgil Brown from Mason City, Iowa." This was part of an air raid drill. 20 Y E A R S AGO A high point Jn the season of the Mason City Municipal Band will be when Karl L. King of Fort Dodge, nationally known bandmaster, directs the local musicians.in a program consisting entirely of his own compositions. Mr. King is known personally by a majority of the local band members and all have played his compositions on numerous occasions. 30 Y E A R S AGO Members of the Jefferson Highway Association met A. H. French, the new general manager of the association at a luncheon at the Chamber of Commerce. Mr. French succeeds Mr. Clarkson and is making his initial trip on (he highway, accompanied by his wife. He told of the work being done along the highway, how Oklahoma had voted paving in every county and the highway in that state improved. 40 YEARS AGO The institution of a High School Normal Training Course in the local High School is bringing out inquiries as to its nature, and the requirements necessary to be met in entering upon the work. The course is outlined in state law, and schools putting it in are supervised by a state examiner nnd aided by funds from the state treasury. UT W^g? ,~ Observing To Your Health! Roving Reporter MEDICAL USES OP HEAT By Herman N. Bundesen, M. D. 'pHE use- o£ heat is one of t h e most ancient -*- methods of treating disorders of the body. Doctors of today, however, have modern methods for controlling t h o temperature, extent, and depth of heat treatment, thus enhancing the value of the treatment. Medically, heat can help remove muscle spiisms, relax muscles, relieve pain and increase the blood circulation to various parts of the body. In such treatments, heat can be applied lo limited parts of the body, or to the entire body. Local heat may bo applied with heating pads, a whirlpool, hot packs, or baths, and may help relieve the pain of spasms and muscular pains. Usually, the doctor has a person stay'under this type of heat from 20 lo 30 minutes, from one to four times a day. Although this heat does not penetrate deeply, there is a certain danger that it may burn the skin if continued too long or otherwise improperly used. IJE. nuNUESKN An infra-red lamp has a little deeper penetration, though it produces heat more superficial than deep heat. Exposure should not be continued for more than 20 to 30 minutes 'at a time. Diathermy, or short-wave heat, is n method that heats the tissues at some distance beneath the body surface. This is one of the best ways of using heat treatments. However it should not be used except under a physician's direction. Diathermy should not be employed over adhesive tape or where metal has been imbedded in the patient's tissues. It is dangerous under those circumstances, for it may cause a serious burn. A recent and helpful advance devised from radar during the war is known as microwave diathermy, With ordinary shortwave diathermy, electrodes visually have lo be applied to the skin in order to get penetrating heat. However, with the new device, heat is sent info the body by an instrument known as the director, placed a few inches away from the area being treated. No electrodes or substances are applied lo the skin. The heat is usually very thorough and deeply penetrating. Thus, we see that while heat can be uncomfortable, it can also be helpful to man in curing many of his ills. The new heat of microwave di- nthermy should extend this usefulness further than ever before. Questions and Answers -T. R. L.: What causes a coated tongue? Answer: A coaled lanfftifi s o m e t i m e s results (mm eon- ·tlpatlfm. In ninny easfc. no cau*e can be Ultcovereil. If mie l.i In com' phj-ilcal camtlticm ami f e e l s well, no attention should be paid In the fact that the tongue Is coaleil. THOSE LITTLE PEOPLE By Refman Morin (For Hoi Boyle) T\jEW YORK MV-You may be sure, the little peo- A ^ pie are busy. They will be scooping up moonbeams from off the lakes of Killarney to put in (he boy's eyes and make him blind with the beauty of Breda O'Sullivan. And they will set the night wind from the sea to whispering "Asthore, Ma- Chee," which means "darling of my heart," and to Breda it will sound like the voice of Frank Ha- yostak. The little people know how to do these' things. An Irish elf can make even an onion turn to gold, as every child knows. And when a leprechaun shows you his face, so that you will chase him around the fairy ring, it is for his purposes, not yours. For seven years, the little people have been scheming and contriving to bring this American boy across the sea to Dingle Bay and Breda O'Sullivan. They will know what to do, now he is there. It is a surprising thing that all the; reporters who went to Tralee for the meeting of Breda O'Sullivan and Frank Hayostak- have not mentioned the "Daoinc Shie." Who else, do they think, arranged this thing? They have only told how it started, and what happened then: How Frank Hayostak, who was a soldier coming home from the wars in 1945, was seized with a sudden impulse. He wrote his name and address--Johnstown, Pa.--on a piece of paper, put it in a bottle, and threw the bottle overside from an Army transport, deep in the North Atlantic. He never saw the little lady, as she stood on his shoulder, and whispered in his ear, telling him to do this. If he had, he would have seen that she wore a glass slipper on bne foot, and the other foot was bare. She gave her slipper to Mickey Mulloy, years ago, on the Giant's Causeway, near Dunlucc, as everybody knows. uarcii aiicua ill maicc ner sec lltm irujjr. she was soon Ills bride, ·* e v e r y b o d y k n n w a . Now you may a a y It was tlic u u l t stream thai carried (ho bottlo slowly, slowly across 1,0011 miles or t r o y nccin, ami laid II gently mi the beach In Dingle liny, at the f e e t nf BreiU O'SuIllvan. nut there are as many b»ys on the south cuasi of Ireland as t h e r e am nehlilR* nn the fthnre- And the Hie piece of paper and wrote a letter to Frank ITayosUk, K i q . . Johnstown, ra., U.S.A., »» the reporters havo said. Ho has eono over to see her now seven jears after the little lartjr whispered In his enr. They hive ridden In a carriage, from Tralee to Dingle Bay, horufnf handi, and talking shyly. And the l i t t l e people will he w e a v i n g mafic webs anil maklnjr music la the. glen. THEY'LL DO IT EVERY TIME By Jimmy Hotlo _ r , PHOTOG6ER GOES BATTY i TRV)N6 TO 6ET A LITTLE ANIAIATJON ·INTO HIS ROUTINE PICTURE CAM'T WE PUT A LITTLE LIFE Ir4 THE PICTURE ? COUL.D YOU BE HANDING \\HIM A G/-WEL, OR SOME- T-OH THE WAY BACK TO THE OFFICE IT SEEMS EVER/SOP/ IHTO THE ACT- Des"'Moines Points Way shall be watching with a neighborly interest D e s Moines' excursion into the field of off-street parking garages as a means of relieving traffic congestion on downtown streets. \Vhat happens in PCS Moines today may be a herald of what happens in Mason City and elsewhere in the years ahead. ,. Our capital city up to now has two municipally owned parking garage's--a conventional ramp type which permits cars to be driven to their stalls, and a nine-floor eleva'tor structure. Both garages, which together can park 780 cars, -are leased by the city to private operators on a competitive basis. Current rentals paid by the oper- "ators are designed to amortize the $1,250,000 revenue b o n d issue, which financed the two buildings, over the next 19 years. Whether rentals offered when time for renewal of leases arrives will be adequate for amortization will depend on the operators' experience. The garages were opened last year. If rentals fail to provide adequate revenue to amortize the bond issue, Des Moines has two other sources for financing the projects. Under Iowa law, 75 per cent of parking meter receipts must be spent on off-street parking facilities after the meters themselves are paid for, as Des Moines' are. In addition, the city may levy a. half-mill tax if meter and garage revenues are insufficient to pay off the bonds. The conventional ramp style garage has a capacity of 350 cars. The elevator structure holds 430 . cars. Its three elevators operate horizontally as well as vertically, lo deliver cars to and from its nine floors in the minimum time. Users like the speed of operation--from one to three minutes for delivery --and the fact that the car does not have to undergo the strain of low- gear travel up a ramp. The car needs to be driven only a few feet into and out of the elevator, and never changes direction from the lime the owner checks it in until he picks it up. A Repulsive Commercial offer as my own nomination as "most repulsive commercial on the air" that "really Kills bugs fast" atrocity I've been hearing for several weeks. It shatters the peace and quiet of your surroundings for about 30 seconds although it seems interminable. The obvious product of a moron, it assumes that listeners are all morons too. 5COPR, IUL KING fr.\TURrJ SYNDICATE, t«f, WOULD 111(11 Ho Popcorn Allowed!, _ am prepared'now NOT to ^ be surprised at anything. I am in receipt of a Uttle note from a Pocahontas Legion friend, Jack Bouma. With it is an August program for his Rialto Theater, described as "Northwest Iowa's Most Beautiful." But the amazing part o£ it all is this underscored line on the printed program: "No p o p e o r n . 'Only good movies!" This was Mr. Bouma's answer to a "rib" from somebody in the crowd that since the advent of TV movies were making more money from their popcorn concession than at the boxoffice. City Manager Plan note that Parson, Kan., ^ with a population of about 15,000, is the most recent American community to adopt the Cily Manager Plan. Adoption took place in an election last week after two earlier attempts had failed. Only one out of the 11 precincts opposed it this time. The number of City Manager communities in the United States is now in excess of 1,000. Mason City is one of the few places ever to abandon it. Information, Please! 1. What official position in. U.S. government did Mrs. Mabel W. Willebrandt hold? 2. What German winner of the Nobel Prize for literature became an American citizen in the late 1930s? 3. Where is Sa- markand? 4. Who succeeded Jaclc Johnson as world's heavyweight boxing champion? 5. By what navies was the Battle of Jutland fought? Answers -- 1. Assistant attorney general in charge of prohibition enforcement. 2. Thomas Mann. 3. In Central Asia. 4. Jess Willard. 5. Britain and Germany in World War I. ... BOUQUET To ALAN STEVENS-- for showing the grand champion baby beef at the Worth County Fair. His Angus topped 'some 75 entries in the baby beef class at the Northwood exposition, which in its opening days drew an attendance that was well ahead of a year ago. Did You Know? Haskln Service EDITOR'S NOTE: Readers uslni; thl« service lor questions of fact--not coun- ncl--should aim full name and address nnd Inclose !l cents for return postage. Address The Mason Clly Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, MOU Eye Street N. E., Washington' 5, B.C. Is B u r m a in the Far East? Burma was formerly grouped with India in the Middle East. The National Geographic Society agrees with the Department of State that Burma "should logically he in the Far East, since it is located in the big southeastern peninsula of Asia: What does the word "dtltlology" mean? The science of collecting post cards. It is becoming a popular hobby. What is a "wetback?" This is a slang term used in reference to Mexican farm-labor immigrants who cross the Rio Grande illegally by swimming or wading. What ar« the stvert n a t u r a l wonders of the United States? According to one widely accepted list, they are: Niagara Falls, Yellowstone Park, the Grand Canyon of Colorado, the Garden of the Gods, the Natural Bridge of Virginia, the Sequoias of California, and Mammoth Cave. When did Prt«id«nt McKlnUy die? On Sept. 14, 1901, eight days after he was s h o t at the Pan- American Exposition in Buffalo by an anarchist named Czolgosz. What is th« origin of th« ·xprti- sion "Philadelphia" lawy«r?" This term now Implies-a very shrewd lawyer, especially one versed in the fine points of legal language. Originally it was a compliment, based on the high reputation enjoyed by the Philadelphia bar in colonial times. When was B i l f y Mitchell's trial, and what was th»' verdict? The c o u r t - m a r t i a l of Col. William Mitchell (he had reverted f r o m brigadier general on April 26, 1925) began on Oct. 28, 1925, and the verdict was handed down on Dec. 17, 1925. He was found guilty of violating good order and military discipline, and the sentence was forfeiture of rank and dismissal from the service with one-half of his base pay for a period of five years. He resigned from the United States Army on Feb. 1, 1926. It is interesting t h a t General MacArthur was a member of the court-martial, and was reported lo have voted against the verdict. Where should the copyright notice appear in · book or-pamphlet? On the title page, or the page immediately following, according to the copyright law. What is emphysema? This is a 'medical term for a. swelling produced by gas or air In any body tissue. It is known as heaves in veterinary medicine. BUDDY ROGERS Today's Birthday CHARLES (BUDDY) ROGERS, b o r n Aug. 13, 1904, at Olathe, Kan., son of a newspaper editor, , who later became a probate , judge. This orchestra leader and husband of Mary Pickford is now a familiar figure on television. Rogers organized h i s first professional band while he was a student at (he University of K a n s a s. In school he was a boxer, basketball and football player. Ho entered films in the early 1930's. Who Is the present head of RFC? What Is his salary? Since it's reorganization last year, the Reconstruction Finance Corporation no longer has a board of directors, with a chairman. It is now headed by an administrator, at present Stuart Symington, with an annual salary of $17,500. ArV th«r« mor« fat men in th« E a s t than in th* W e s t, in th» United States? Yes. T h e r e is a greater portion of short, stout men along the Atlantic seaboard; and of tall, broad-shouldered men in the" Southwest. What is th« difference between premier' and premiere? Though they are two forms o! the same, French word, premier means prime minister and premiere first theatrical or motion picture performance, when used as nouns. Mason City Globe-Gaxefte A LEE NEWSPAPEIl Issued Every Week Dny by the GLOBE-GAZETTE PUBLISHING COMPANY 121-123 E. State SI. Telephone 3800 W^Fl^X^'dtf^ under the act of March 3, 187B. 1-F.E P. I.OOM1S Wednesday August 13, 1952 _ MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS which i* exclusively entitled to use for rcnnhiim tlon of all local news printed In IhlS ncwl" paper as well m all AP news dispatches S U B S C R I P T I O N RATES Homo Edition Delivered by Carrier I week · ·· 1"!!!!!!!!!!!!" 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