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^EDITORIALS iWf' « ^ » ^VfHen a Nation Loses Faith in Its Money D ESPITE heroic efforts of Premier Antonine Pinay to stabilize France's "economy, tta franc has started slipping LOOK BUSY DAYS AT THE OLD POLITICAL RACE TRACK BELOW/ ^, Before World War I t h e franc was worth five to the American dollar. In the ^postwar inflationary period it was atabil- iized for a time at about 26 francs to the ^dollar. · 4 The French were unable to hold t h e Ifranc at this level, however. Continual deficits brought more inflationary pressure. ^The franc kept sinking. X World War II inflationary deficits Bent jj|he franc downward again to the ncighbor- ^lood'of 300 to the dollar. * It ,was at this level when the director *tff this page visited France in January of this year. 1T7HEN Pinay came to the helm of the iVV'French government he instituted measures that it was hoped would restore faith in the franc. What happened was inevitable when a nation loses faith^n its monetary system. The franc aank'some more. The first 'week in August it was idown to 408 to the dollar. And the end seemed not to be in 'sight. People who had saved money in bonds, insurance,and other 'forms of fixed income are continuing to see their savings 'evapo- rate; , ' , . ,·",!," , ". ' .' i;-^;.- '"',,; '·; " -, I TS'high time 'f or 'Americans to stop and ' ;'. iV.V'-'yr- .' ·" ···'· · ' , i ^ aak tni«;sopertng' question; "Are vf'e' headed \n 'the l-satne- direction that brought 'tragedy' to France?" J, ' · The evidence is far too impressive that we are just that.' Civil tights Violated A LLIS- CHALMERS strikers "at Terre , Ha'ute,*7 Ind., ,*ecently behaved in a manner which affronts American tradi- 'tion and constitutional safeguards covering persohaVand property security, They seized private property without due process of law, , '. They overturned and otherwise damaged the automobiles of non-strikers. x A bombing attack was made upon the home- of at least one .of the non-strikers. , Threatening- telephone calls were made to the wives and families of some of the workers^' '- ' · . ; » ; , '· Indiana's "Democratic Gov. Schricker ls v silent, thereby giving' 'consent to vio- Ience.;AH of-the professional civil rights organizations likewise maintain a buttoned lip. Are violations of civil liberties less im- p^ortant when they involve ordinary men and ^wbmen who are merely going about their jobs?, ' Are civil liberties cases important only ·when they involve well-organized minorities who happen to, have voting, strength in strategic' sections of the country? . Bachelors Compare Notes i T HE nation's two best known bachelors, Joe, Martin and Sam Ray burn will indeed have a great deal to talk about when they 'return to Washington for the next session"of Congress. Both presided at their respective party nominating conventions in Chicago. Both had a rough time in spots, although the Texan came out of the deal with the deeper scars. It's a safe guess that they'll agree presiding over the lower House of Congress is an infinitely easier job than"; 'serving .as ring-master for 'a national convention. Principal reason for this is that' Congress has greater -respect for established rules and tradition than delegates bent on winning for .their favorite presidential aspirant, by fair means or foul. It's a Political Trick N OT many are going to be taken in by th'e..Trunian threat to call a -special session of Congress to wrestle, with price increases. , It would 'be a political trick designed to place responsibility on the opposition, that and nothing more. The Truman , administration's influence has' been on the side of inflation at every .turn. .. ·· · ; Higher prices have not been merely, encouraged, they've been compulsory and Inevitable. ' ' As matters stand the blame is squarely on the party in power, which is where it belongs.. , The President is toying with the idea that a special session act would change ·if this. IT'S BEEN SAID: The Golden Kule works like gravitation.--Charles Fletcher Dole. Since we've had such little luck- investigating the stories of those who have seen flying saucers, suppose we begin investigating t h e tellers of those stories? Johnnie's emotions on the subject are a bit confused but Mother quite definitely is pleased that the start oC the school year Is fast approaching. College football this your is going to need some extremely talented publicists to compete with the feather-lunged political campaigners. A u t u m n fashions, we're told, arc to be predominantly red, To match the condition oC Dad's bank account, no doubt. Now that we know WHO Adlai Stevenson .is, we can turn our attention to finding out WHAT he is. Harry Truman has given new meaning to that old Biblical expression, "kiss of death," Some people have taste. With others, it's just bite. Memo to Motorists: Kcmember, slop signs do not control the other fellow's brake pedal! Pros and Cons Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges W« r» Going to Org*nh», Too Bolmond Independent: Come the revolution, we're going to organi/e the Budget Battlers of , America and join the fight for rights. We'll tell the steel workers just what we'll pay for a new car or washing machine or garbage pall; we'll tell t h e packinghouse workers how much a chunk of salnrni of pound of soup meat is worth to us--and pay not one cent more. We'll find out, once and for all, what happens when an ir- rcsistnble force meets an immovable object. Db«»,th« Pot C a l l (h« Kttllt BUcIc? ', Nashua Reporter: The slate road crews have ..[pretty well caught up on their chores of. mowing 'weeds along tho rights-of-wny. Wish' we could sriy'tho same thing about county road crews in ·this vicinity, and wo don't menu just Chickasaw County,, either. The stand of .weeds along the county routes, particularly at intersections, is as grave a menace to lives us we can cite. Didn't W.nt Ktf.uvtr . Manly Signal: To any observer of recent political events it was easy to see why Truman and his advisors dkl n o t ' w a n t Kcfauvcr for a presidential candidate. ' A s chairman of the crime investigating committee Kefauvcr was uncovering graft and corruption in Washington and elsewhere faster than Truman could cover it up--and Truman didn't like that. Boys' Town . Esthcrvllle News: Recently we drove by Boys' Town, for the first time. Neither word nor photographic pictures had conveyed to us what an amazing campus that is. But it Is no more spectacular than the architecture in manhood that the Institution has achieved from what society re-, garclcd as "bad" boys. Ctnadi on Sound Basil Charles City Press: While this country reels In chaos, Canada is getting on a sounder financial basis. Canada is setting-a good examplejby.its efforts to balance tho national budget, reduce the national debt nncl curb inflation. It was'dohe- 'without; price controls. '. . Editorial of the Day BE CAREFUL, KIDSI T^OllTHWOOD ANCHOR: There've been a half ·^ dozen automobile accidents recently involving Norlhwood young people ot high school age. Some have been slight. Some, though, have boon serious. In more than one cnse we've heard folks remark, as they rubbernecked at i the wrecked car, "It's luck those kids got out alive." Luckily they did gel out alive--with very slight injuries, in fact. Next lime the kids may not be so lucky. Don't get us wrong. We're not putting all the blame on the kids. Actually, young people should be and otlen arc our best drivers. They're strong physically and alert mentally. Tbcy react quickly. They, h a v e ' n lot of advantage over nioro expcri- .enccd drivers. ·· There's just one thing they don't have--experience, ; So we've got a suggestion for the_kids;' Be careful. Remember, you aren't .experifenced drivers--ant! nothing but 3'c'nrs ot driving ! \cari'/give you tho experience you need. IE you do'-; happen, to get !n an accident, the fact ''that' 'Itijwa'jj "the other fclloW's fault" won't help' i£ .it's youryleg that gets nrokcn. Use'your strength and j r our alertness to prevent accidents. J Accidents are a thrill we all can get along without. · Remember? A LITTLI MORE 0? WE COMFORT, PLEASEH 10 Y E A R S AGO Paul Roberts, district engineer for the re-^ gional office at Kansas City of the Civil Aero-" nautics Authority, stood gazing out over Mason City's new municipal airport. "The grading has been done exceptionally well," he said. "The whole' airport is in excellent condition." . . .This · means that the airport is okayed to open. 20 Y E A R S AGO The Ford Hopkins Company, with hoadquar- jters in Chicago, has leased the first floor and.bal- · cony of the Sterling Grocery, 13 ?{. Federal, and ,,'will begin remodeling at once for a'drug store, according to_C, Paul Johnson, district manager, who has~. been in Mason City making arrangements. The construction work will be done by * local firm. 30 Y E A R S AGO ' A two-tailed pig, a product- of Cerro Gordo County; is one of the features which fair crowds should not pass up when they are making the rounds of the livestock hall. This monstrosity is the property of W . N . Torkelson, who lives four .miles southeast'of the city. The second tail sprouts from between the shoat's shoulders on his back. « YEARS AGO The question of vacating Second Street just south of the bridge for the Rock Island Road came up for discussion and action at the city council last evening and agreement was reached by a unanimous vote of the couriciljbut not until the city council had secured the concession demanded from the Rock Island Road, to abandon * short ·trcet for them. To Your Health! Roving Reporter TREATING OUTER EAR INFECTION By Herman N. Buhdesen, M, D. W E'have all seen the red, swollen, or scaly ears 'that bother so many people.,.This cpndition results from an infec- tion'of the outer ear, which includes both the part we can see and the passage leading 1 to the eardrum. For a number of years,' doctors have thought this infection was due to a type of fungus. However, careful studies are pointing more and more" to the fact that | the primary offenders are bacteria, and -that the, f un| gus infection comes on .-later. -Th'e real cause is 'thought to be a type of bacteria ' called pseudomorias. Usually,' a bacterial infec- Kiorr itself is caused by^a'n ! ' infection of the middle ear, · i which is in back of the.ear- DR. BUNDKSEN drum. Sometimes, however, the outer car infection may be due to a disturbance of the oil-secreting glands of the,skin. This condition is;known as se- borrheic dermatitis. An Infection that can be traced to t h e oil glands js often cleared up with a special shampoo containing the chemical, selenium disulfide. This treatment has helped 80 percent of such cases. Usually, the head is wet thoroughly with warm water and the shampoo then applied to the scalp.' This is repeated every two to three weeks. However, this treatment should not be used except under the direction oE a physician. Tf the scaly car is clue to "a bacterial infection, one-half to two per cent acetic acid is helpful in clearing it up. This is the, same acid.which is present in vinegar. In certain; severe infections it may be necessary to use antibiotic drugs. However, before a r t y , type of treatment is started, n definite diagnosis o£ the cause should , be made. This can usually be done either by a laboratory test of material from the outer ear, or :by direct physical examination, Questions and Answers F. IT. M.: Is it possible to get jaundice from a blood ^transfusion? Answer: Liver infections, due to virus, may be. transmitted by blood transfusions. Many times this occurs f r o m three to six months after a transfusion is given, a n d . t h e person is very severely ill, having high fever, chills, an enlarged liver and jaundice or a yellow-colored skin. THEY'LL DO IT EVERY TIME By Jimmy Hatlo Exams for Teachers , am attracted by the sugges- ' lion put forward by the Iowa State "Department of Health that our school teachers should TAKE examinations as well as GIVE them. And the examination referred to is PHYSICAL rather, than WRITTEN, "Every Iowa teacher should have a complete physical examination before school starts. Not only', will a complete physical · examination help protect the school child but it will also insure the -teacher's continued earning power," says C. L. Putnam, M.D., deputy commissioner of the Iowa State Department : o£ Health. A chest X-ray and' a. Wasserman blood test should be included in the general physical examination. '"Some school boards require a general physical examination for their teachers, however, many do not. Whether an examination is required or not every teacher should have one," urges Dr. Putnam. A teacher who is in poor health can not dOj/her best work. In addition, she runs the risk of infecting her pupils, points out Dr. Putnam. "Parents as well as teachers should have a physical examination. Not only for their own sake, but for their children," concludes Dr. Putnam. A 26 Year Job learn from reliable source that it would take a motorist 26 years to travel over all the highways of the United States if he 'drove at an average speed of 40- miles an hour and stayed at the wheel eight hours a day, seven days a week. In fact, he would be spending almost a year in Iowa alone. Cerro Go'rdo county's road mileage alone is about 1,200 miles, which means that this mythical driver would be with us nearly four days. WALKING ADVERTISEMENT By Reiman Morin (For Hal Boyle) TSjBW YORK M--Katherine Tovvle is one of those · ·*·' women who make you look twice, even,when the bride is hanging on your arm. She is ( tall, slim, grey-haired and handsome.-. Her eyes .are a cool blue, cool and appraising. Being feminine to her finger tips, she seldom mentions her several university degrees,' nor what she has been doing the past seven or 1 eight years. ' In large part, this has been to act as" a walking advertisement for the Marines. 'She-is'a'col- onel in t h e . corps, -director J of the Women 1 'Marine^. They announced the 'other day that she · will retire next year to become the dean of women ,at the University of California. That's her alma mater. She comes from Towle, Calif., a town founded by her grandfather. - "Fay," as they call her out there, was up to her'eyebrows in ·lite'rature 10 years ago when our ^stjare-oE the war.was getting underway. The Ma- 'riries needed women, and she went in. Five years later, they put eagles on her shoulders. The new colonel was feeling pretty good about those chicken wings until a certain clay in an elevator. A dear little old lady peered at the emblems and said: "I suppose that means you're a member of one of the bird-watchers societies. How nice! I just love birds, ·myself." ...Well, the colonel doesn't take 5icrself very seriously, but even though she is returning to her own chosen field, she is still sold on the armed services as a career for women. There are 2,600"W.omen Marines now. Their equivalent of ';boot camp" lasts six weeks, and then they go on to greener fields.iThey have some latitude of choice. It's amazing what those six weeks do for a'girl. Their day starts at 5 a.m., and brother, f o r ' t h e next 14 hours, they labor! 1 They get disciplined and they lea~rn manners. You may have noticed that the average woman in uniform is at home.in almost any 'company. They learn how to walk, and talk, and how to be as completely self-reliant as any of us ever can be. TKc Marines lay before them a future. In terms of education, and even a Barter If that's what they want. The colonel's niece, 'Clare 1 I t u l l l f t , li studying journalism. A* you profjnliljr knoii-. there are four trcner.il reasons ,why women enlist. 'For some, It Is purely » question of patriotism. For many,, it Is a. matter of financial security. Others, who have not been able In afford a college education, fa Into uniform fn order to get It. Still others, frankly, arc looking for a husbaml. And why not? A great many girls, even w o r k i n g / g i r l s , complain they don't meet any men. Or the kind. ;,they 7 want. That problem, generally speaking, doesn't eilst for the women fii the services. They · re In a position to'look over the boys, and throw the Inedible type* back in the sea. Does a lour in the services de-feminize a (fir)TM Xothlnjf makes 'em more angry than that question. Definitely not, any officer in any .branch--WACs. WAFs, WAVES or Marines--will tell you. They say that If you put 1.000 women In a factory, or any place where they work with men, the percentage of personal disasters would be larger than it I* In the services, no the .professional officers treat them a» equals? "Most of them." says Col. Towlo. -"There are stll'l a fetr old-timers around who-doa'l. But they »ro learning." MES VEf?/ PARTICULAR BUT WMEK HE GETS IT, AROUMD: LIKE HE WAS PIE COMEDY" AND IF THEY W-AVHMT GOT REAL SWISS CHEESE IM THAT STORE-60 OVER ID THE DELICATESSEN ON THE AVErJ(JE-6ETA GCMBI- MATIOfJ..HAM AHO SWISS oH ' TOAST-BUT ONLY TOASTED OME SDE.AMO COFFEE-8UT I DOMY UKE TWOSE C4RD- 6Q4P?D CONTAtrJCRS-GET J EM TO PUT IT Id A JAR AND A RECE OF RAIS1W CAKE-BUT HAVE'EM TAKfe OUT BY THE TIME JOEY GETS FUSSypAKTS' ORDER, IT'LL BE TIME FORM SNACK-HE HE SLOPS IT A CUSTARD- OUGUTA GET MIS MEALS FROM THE THIS' IS THE CHANCE FUSSY HASTDG)V£| WE COULD DI6 UP A STRlMG EJJSEM8LE TO ACCOMPAWX HIM HIS SOUP- ORDERS-MIS OLD CAKT COOK BUT:, FRIED E66S GARNISHED SMEU.S- LOH6ER ONE O 1 THEM TV COMMERCIALS FOR GUV TO SET-THROUGH ORDERING HIS PAPERBAS BAR HAR80R /MAIMBL Boom for Utah Porks : visited Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks in Utah just a litye less than a year ago and came home singing their praises. Not enough Americans, I contended, are aware of their marvelous scenic attractiveness. I'm pleased, therefore, to report that these two wonder spots are coming into their own. Both have. experienced an unprecedented season. It's been a "boom" 'period for both, according to Supt. Paul R. Franke. 1 '· ; *;· Visitors to Zion Park in ·- July numbered 75,614. This figure ; exceeds the previous record month of June, 1950, by 6,296. In the 1952 Travel Year from October 1, 1951 through July . 31, 1952 a ; total of 232,945 visited Zion;,National: Park. This count, represented a gain of four per cent in travel over the same' period last year. : v j. Bryce 'Canyon also, recorded in. July, the heaviest single month of visitor. registration. A · total;ojE · 54,163 from the 48 states; and many foreign nations enjoyed^ this na-' tional Park. The travel year figure stands at 142,611 visitors at the close of July, an increase' of 2,411 over 1951. . . . Anybody planning a 'motoring trip to the west will be making a great mistake not to includj£ tiesa two beauty spots on his.vitirierary. S^e Grand Canyon? Sure:'But don't assume, as I did for s.oVipng, that because I'd seen the Arizona wonder, I had seen it alii Temperorure's Effect / ; : suggest that; it .will: help, '· give you an understanding o£ one o£ the commonest automotive problems of the; winter season in Iowa if;you keep,it in mind that aix.automptile battery has only 65 per cent as much starting power at 32 degrees as it does a t 8 0 degrees. ; - . . " - · . · . Information, Please!-' '1. Who was the defendant in the famous "monkey trial" (teaching of the, theory of evolution) in Day- ^^ ton, Tehn. Jf in,1925? 2. What was tjOUQIJIP Y the cWse'x of the Italo-Ethiopian ^* "^*»" ^» 1 war?'3. What was the name of the ; last 'czar- of Russia? 4. .Where is Bonrieville Dam? When did the Korean truce talks begin in Kaesong? Answers -- 1. John T. Scopes, a higli schoolteacher. He "was found guilty,- fined $100 and costs; -2. A ' border dispute over the frontier of Abyssinia: and Italian Somaliland in Africa. 3. Nicholas II. 4. In Oregon. 5. July 10, 1951. To THE : ODD FELLOWS HOMES --for doing an excellent job in pro- iyidihg homes for both aged and children. .Admission of children, not only of members of the lodge, but also of any war veteran, is now permitted, broadening ' the service of this excellent institution, managed so well by Supt. Howard Delahoyde and Mrs. Delahoyde. Did You Know? Haskin Service EDITOR'S NOTE; Renders usitu (hts serrlc« for questions, o f - f a c t -- n o t counsel--should sign full n^mc and address and Inclose 3 cents far return postage. Address The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, 1.100 Eye Street N. E., Washington r, D.C. Are books censored in this country? In the United States a book is ^considered censored when a federal, state or city court renders a verdict prohibiting its sale; when the postoffic'e department prohibits its,transportation through the mail, or when customs officials refuse to admit it to the country. What is the most common type of m e n t a l illness? Schizophrenia. About one-fourth o£ patients admitted each year to hospitals treating · mental diseases are schizophrenics. . M a y the widow of a king of Great Britain remarry? A widowed queen may marry again if she obtains the consent of the sovereign. She does not forfeit her royal status by mar-. rying a subject. There have been a few instances of remarriage by a widowed queen. The last to do so was Katherine Parr who was married to Lord Seymour of Sudeley. ' The widow of Henry V was married to Sir Owen Tudor. . ; , Are the asteroids or minor planets shaped like the earth? They are not necessarily spherical in shape, and are probably very jagged. One ·'· is definitely known to be elongated. Irregular forms are "suggested by ' the fact that the light of many asteroids is variable. When did th» practice of dueling cease in the United States? Duels have been rare in the last century though there was a formal duel between rival newspaper editors under New Orleans' famous Duel- · ing Oaks as recently as 1889. What is the lowest temperature at which animals can live? Some animals can-survive temperatures as low as 100 degrees below zero' for short periods. How many times hive the Democratic and Republican parties opposed each other in presidential elections? Twenty-four. The Nov. 4 election will be the 25th contest 'between the two parties. 'The Re- publicans have won 14 times and the Democrats, 10 times. Why are diamonds said to occur in "pipes?" In Kimberley, South Africa, diamond workings occur in vast volcanic tubes through which molten rock was forced up from the ..·(earth's interior ages ago. jThe long, narrow funnels of diamond-bearing rock are ;knowh as pipes.', Who started the custom .'of stand- ir*a wheti the national anthem is played? When Jenny LInd sang, "The Star-Spangled Banner" in Castle Garden, Daniel Webster stood up. .This was the. origin of the customj but this composition was not officially the national anthem until 1931. -JOHN RINGLING NORTH Today's Birthday JOHN R I N G L I N G NORTH, Aug. 14, 1903, at Baraboo, Wis., son of a lumber dealer. President of -Ringling Bros. a n d Barnum ,_ Bailey Combined S h o w s , I n c . , North is called "t h e greatest showman since Barnum " He has been with the circus since he was 12 His first job was selling balloons and whips. He organized a band while at the University of Wisconsin and became a close friend of R u d y Vallce at Yale What is th« meaning of the titl* of Henley's poem "Invictui?" "Unconquered." The word 'is : · Latin. Henley wrote .the- well-known poem in : a tuberculosis hospital. ; Has it ever been e'stabli.rjed th»t Plymouth Rock 'wis ,fhi 'landing place of the Pilgrims? The tradition -'goes back'.to Elder Faunce who, in 1741, at the age of 91, identified this rock on the basis of what he had heard years before from the original settlers. · ...· What are the British Inns of Court? The four voluntary societies Which have the sole right o£ calling to the English bar. They -are the Inner Temple, Middle Temple, 1 Lincoln's Inn and Gray's Inn. All are in London. Do' female parakeets ever talk?' The females can be taught to talk but they are ordinarily not as fluent as the males.. Lessons should begin at the age of four to six months. Mason City Globe-Gazette A LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every W*«k D*y by the GLOBE-GAZETTE PUBLISHING COMPANY 121-123 E. Slat. St. Tetephon. 330* . JF_ nter * d " s «ond cUsj matter, April u. 1930, .t the Postofflce at M»«m Clty.lowa, under the act of March r, 1179. LEE P. t.OOMJS ............ ribllfhrr Editor K o r K * . ENOCH A. NOREX ... . AlUeliU THOR 3. JENSEN M.OYD L. 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