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February 20, 1954

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 12

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DlORIALS We Regard All Humans as Brothers . A united country is a strong country. ** Cordial relations between the various segments 'of our population tend to promote arid reinforce national unity. . No one" would be happier than Soviet Russia 'if the Catholics, Protestants and Jews of the United States could be brought to hate and distrust one another. It is a foremost objective of the Communists to stir up antagonisms and sow seeds of discord among the major religious groups. It is because it is so important that we stay united that members of the Protestant, Catholic and Jewish faiths are about to observe Brotherhood Week. The dates are Feb. 21 to 28. Under the auspices of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, these groups are determined that good will among the various faiths shall be promoted and that those who seek to stir up strife among them shall be fought with every legitimate means. While Mason City has planned no ;imited observance of the occasion, the teachings of Brotherhood Week are getting attention in the schools and in the pulpits of the city. ·DROTHERHOOD Week stresses an in ·-*-' portant development in the building of a more complete democracy in America; More and more in governmental and social actions the theme is stressed that to discriminate against a man because of race, color, creed or national origin is antithetical to democracy and dangerous to America. As pointed out by Bernard Baruch, "In this time of democracy's testing, we must proclaim our faith in it and live closely by its principles. In these days of danger to America we can p e r m i t nothing to undermine the unity which is so essential to our safety. Nothing is so destructive of unity as the hate, discord, suspicion and bitterness which prejudice breeds. LOOK OUT SCLOW/ TRUE PERSPECTIVE By Jack Hamm ^^j^^^- ·· 'wyxm to£$XV N _ : '' y Mm St-s^vs 'TaiCL^ . {'P'si''}* central theme of Brotherhood Week ·*- is that all men are brothers under one God and that the way to brotherhood is a belief in God. If such a belief were held firmly by all men, the bond of brotherhood throughout the world would be established and a lasting peace would result. It is, therefore, essential that your neighbor and all of us ponder the deeper implication of Brotherhood Week. The Manion Dismissal N at least one point of fundamental philosophy, there was an irreconcilable difference between President Eisenhower · and Clarence Manion. The former law dean in his assignment of clarifying the relationships of government at the various levels proceeded from the premise that the legislative branch was being neglected. · ; That quite obviously isn't the Eisenhower point of view. That is demonstrated in his unyielding opposition to the Bricker Amendment designed to reduce the President's traditional treaty-making power. Our own inclination is toward the " President's position. We've seen an Iowa legislative interim committee engage in a progressive encroachment on the executive domain year after year. The trend is hostile to the established pattern of checks and balances at the state level. Great as our respect is for Dean Manion --and we've given expression to it more. than once -- we can understand the President's desire to have the research project conceived in his own thinking proceed along the general lines envisioned by him. A Job for the House? A friend asked us the other day why the ·**· House of Representatives didn't deal vith its own members who h a v e been ; guilty of open crookedness . . . things like collecting "kickbacks" from office em- , ployes. We didn't have any satisfactory answer to that question. It's a well known fact, of course, that Congress is the final judge of its own members and their qualifications. There may be good reasons for the failure to deal with these notorious crooks but they haven't come to our attention as yet. We Want You, Mr. Hoover! TA/TASON CITY has paid Herbert Hoover ·*'-«· the high Honor of naming its latest and most modern school building after him. Nothing could be more appropriate than that ,the former President, the only Idwan ever to occupy the White House, should be here for the formal dedication next sum^ mer. He w o u l ( d receive an enormously warm welcome. IT'S BEEN SAID: The heart of him who truly loves is a paradise on earth; he has God in himself, for God is love.--Lamennais. So far as we know, psychologists have never offered a wholly satisfactory explanation of why that streak of innate cussedness in so many people manifests itself against their pastors. Drew Pearson and his g o s s i p y innuendos against respected people in public life are easier for us to understand than the newspapers which give him space and pay him for doing it.' How much of Ava Gardner's recent peril was created by the Mediterranean and how much by. her publicity agent hasn't been disclosed as yet. As a general proposition being interested in one's descendants would be more profitable than being all wrapped up in one's ancestors. With eight men seeking the Republican gubernatorial nomination, it's hard to believe that all were responding to public demand. Every once in a while a loss that you can well afford comes along. Mrs. Charlie Chaplin is a case in point. Memo to Motorists: Drive it--don't herd it! Pros and Cons Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges A Principle N«gUeted in Iowa Belmond Independent: Iowa's ill-fated Safety Congress, which to all practical purposes passed out of existence the first of this year, demonstrated that safety-consciousness cannot be produced by multiple warnings from a central headquarters. Its critics should find much more to their liking the approach being taken by the White House conference, which considers its purpose "to develop nationwide, public support, AT THE COMMUNITY LEVEL, for PROVEN methods of improving street and highway safety." Would Cause Depression · · ' Council Bluffs Nonpareil: We cannot believe Congress will approve flexible price supports on basic farm products. There is no surer way to precipitate a farm depression, which would "ultimately become a nationwide depression. Are Toll Roads This Imminent? Iowa Falls Times: Scuttlebutt in Des Moines has it that Governor Beardsley will receive a favorable report on the matter of toll roads and will promptly call a special session of the Iowa Legislature to consider same. Makes Own Rules Cedar Rapids Gazette; Senator McCarran of Nevada is one of those .self-centered gents who seems to think everybody should live by his rules --rules that he changes to suit himself whenever the fancy strikes him. Like a Small Factory Charles City Press: Keeping the gadgets in good running order in the modern home is nearly equivalent to keeping the wheels of a small factory turning. Life Begins at 40 Algona Upper Des Moines: Life begins at 40, but so do a lot of other things, including the tendency to tell your same story several times to the same person. Racket in Babies Austin Herald: Both sensational and sad, is the news story which reveals the operation of a huge international black market in babies. A Style Expert Kanawha Reporter: A style expert is one who gets women to pay more for less clothes. I HAVE SET THE LORD ALWAYS BEFORE MB/ -- To Your Health ! Roving Reporter HOPE FOR LEUKEMIA VICTIMS By Herman N. Bundesen, M. D. N EW drug discoveries have prolonged the life span of young: leukemia victims to a hopeful degree. However, it is still the dreaded disease of both children and adults which is almost always fatal. In leukemia, there is an excessive production of white blood cells of an abnormal type by the blood cell producing centers of the body. This large production of abnor- imal cells pushes out the [normal ones, finally causing 1 death of the patient. Leu- J k e m i a is sometimes referred to as a cancer of the blood. Editorial of the Day CONVENTION DECISION LIKELY ·jyjUSCATINE JOURNAL: With eight candidates in the Eepublican gubernatorial race, political observers see but slight chance that any one of the contenders can muster th'e 35 per cent of the vote which is necessary to win the nomination. This means that the party's candidate will be selected at a state convention. Consequently, with this possibility existing, there should be more than the normal amount of interest in the precinct and county conventions which lie ahead. Normally they do not attract anything like the number of persons who participate in elections in these same units. But it is at these grass roots that the process o£ picking the delegates to the state convention begins. The delegates chosen at each of these precinct meetings will in turn assemble in county conventions, where the delegates to the convention in Des Moines are chosen. So there's opportunity for the individual at precinct levei to exercise his voice in picking his party's candidate or candidates, should there be necessity for so doing at either the county or state level. Remember? 10 Y E A R S AGO A number of Cerro Gordo County Legionnaires will attend the 23rd annual conference for Legion officers at the Hotel Fort Des Moines tomorrow. The Mason City delegation, headed by Commander Roy Kiser and Adjutant Earl Waters, will include R. C. Patrick, W. D. Lattimer, Henry Boyce Oscar Jewell and W. Earl Halh 20 YEARS AGO Bowling over the better handball players of Iowa to establish himself as the best is the job accomplished by Willis Patton of Mason City, singles champion who Saturday won his laurels in the YMCA state handball tournament at Cedar Rapids . . . He turned the trick in three matches, 21-19, 16-21 and 21-12. His opponent was Abe Marcovis of Des Moines. 30 Y E A R S AGO In order that every faction in the local post- office might air their grievances or make suggestions for improvements in any of the various departments, representatives from the different groups have an organization known as the Service Relations Council. This organization is under the direction of the Service Relation Bureau of the postoffice department. 40 YEARS AGO _ Sisters of Mercy, of the Chapter at Dubuquc, will erect a hospital in Mason City is the announcement made by authoritative sources of information today. The Sisters are led to their decision to enter Mason City, giving this ,city the £ r TM en , cc ? ver others that want hospitals, by the $10,000 fund subscribed by a number of Mason City physicians., Leukemia in adults"· is [most often very slow in its onset, while in children, it J rnav be very speedy, caus- DK. BUNDESEN ing death within weeks or months. The first signs of leukemia are pale color to the skin, persistent weakness, with bleeding from the gums or from some other location. Doctors, because of better diagnostic methods, are now finding more cases of leukemia in children. Many severe infections, which were once overlooked, are now being pinned to leukemia. The outlook for longer survival of children having this disease is becoming more and more hopeful. Improvement with the newer drugs is being accomplished in more cases of leukemia in children. However, the results are not as heartening in adults! One new drug being used, with good results is amethopterin. ACTH and cortisone, the wonder hormoneSj have also been of help in m a n y cases. Another new drug, known as mercaptopurin, has also proved effective. ' , Too often, parents have the idea that the child with leukemia should be allowed to die in peace. Actually a child with this disease suffers more when not treated. Under treatment, he may live one or two or even four years longer. Perhaps during the extra years he is being given, a new and permanent cure may be found. Question and Answer P. T.: Does mixing alcoholic drinks increase the intoxicant effects of the alcohol? Answer: Contrary to popular belief, it does not. Promiscuous sampling, however, may give rise to a greater consumption just as eating a great variety of foods may lead to overeating. THEY'LL DO IT EVERY TIME MARY HAS CHARM By Hal Boyle of the AP TVTEW YORK W--"Sure, the Irish drank goat's a * milk," said Mary Pickford. "That's how I have my vitality--because my ancestors drank goat's milk." Mary, "America's Sweetheart" of yesterday, still retains the simple charm that once made her the movie favorite of millions. "I'm the busiest woman in Beverly Hills--or any other hill," she said, smiling, as we sat in the living room of her hotel suite. "I have a big house to look after, and my husband, Buddy Rogers, and my business interests-and the children, Ronnie and Roxie. "Roxie will soon be 12, but she's, already 4 inches taller than I am. She's horse crazy. But I'd rather look forward to her being horse crazy than boy crazy." Mary also is active in half a dozen philanthropic and charitable enterprises. She recently completed her memoirs for McCall's magazine, and said she would like--after 20 years away from the screen--to return in one last film. "It would be the story of my mother's life," she said, "and end on that day in 1909 when I warked into the old Biograph studio and got my first movie job." Mary rose from $40 to $10,000 a week in a few years, and piled up millions later producing her own films. This girl with the haunting face of a golden angel .also had a cashbox mind. "But I dislike business heartily," she said. "A lot of career women may not agree with me, but I don't think business is a woman's world." Her long Cinderella story has had many bittersweet hours. Mary said she had enjoyed so m a n y happy moments in her life she didn't know which to name first. Here is Mary Pickford looking back at her life --a reverie aloud: "The greatest picture ever made? My choice would be 'Gone With the Wind.' Of my own pictures, I suppose I still like 'Tess of the Storm Country' best. I made it twice--in 1914 and 1922. "The greatest geniuses of the motion picture have been Charlie Chaplin and Walt Disney. After them? D. W. Griffith and Irving Thalberg. Irving had a bad heart. He walked with death at his back. He knew he had no time to waste on trivial things, or things half done. He died young. "I made 50-odd feature pictures . . . We do look ridiculous in them today . . . and sometimes I feel like destroying my old films . . . Those awful clothes we used to wear . . . "They can't compare with the pictures now, of course . . . But silent pictures did speak a universal language . . . I think we go in for too many sound effects-now." By Jimmie Hatlo THE LOCAL GENDARMES MAKE A 816 TMING OF BESTOWING WOMORARV MEMBERSHIP OH A DESERVING SMMOE- THE EB C3OOD OU HERMAN 6oATLEy- ^*r*L\£A rt^i'Tt i..Hit -^3v inr^^.a! THAN* ANO A TIP OF THE HATVO HAT COPB. IMC. KINO rEATUKKS irNRtCATE. l»r. UaU FtCHTJ «r.smVEn. : Another Washington Shrine see that another memorial !lo George Washington is in the making. Ferry Farm, his boyhood home near Fredericksburg, Va., is to be converted into a national shrine. · Capt. John Smith referred to that general area in these words: "A plentiful faire land." It abounds with both legend and history. It was there--if we accept the folklore yarn--that little George felled the cherry free and bared his misdeed to a wrathy father. The nearby Rappahannock i'iver was the stream across which allegedly he tossed the dollar. Another event associated with the farm is substantiated by covirt record. While he was swimming in the river, two women "robbed the clothes of Mr. George Washington." Washington lived at Ferry Farm from the time he was six until he reached early manhood. By contemporary description, he grew to C-foot 3-inch stature, rawboncd, hair tinged with red, face pitted by the effects of smallpox, and feet - inordinately large. Ferry Farm -- named for the Rappahannock ferry s e r v i c e operated at this point--originally covered about 260 acres. Another 300 acres, added by lease, provided enough land to make a prosperous plantation. There is little today to recall the scene that Washington knew. A stone-lined pit, possibly part of the family icehouse, and an old one- room frame building that may have been the surveying office are about the extent of it. Brotherhood Week have a cordial note from a friend, Eugene Bailey of Ottumwa. It was prompted by t h e approaching Brotherhood Week and it contains some real food for thought. Lip service a n d flowery literature aren't enough, he insists. "A practical program of employing minorities on equal footing with others is what's needed," the Ot- tumwan pointed out. "Let us see Negro boys and girls selling groceries in grocery stores and drugs in drug stores; let us see Negro girls acting as stenographers and secretaries in offices." "Then," he concluded, "Communist Russia will not be able to point to these shortcomings oE segregation and intolerance in our beloved America." Mr. Bailey came into national notice two years ago when he was presented several times at one of the national nominating conventions as singer and composer. Missouri Example am heartened to see a ^ neighbor stale, Missouri, recognize that our snaillike drivers arc a major cause of (niffic fatalities. The speeder isnit the sole culprit. · On new pavement, the Mjssouri highway 'department is providing a special "creeper" lane for trucks and other slow moving vehicles. This permits passenger cars to travel at their normal rate of speed.. The object, of course, is to meet the temptation of a passenger car driver to.,go around a heavily laden vehicle which is slowed down by the grade. Drivers gamble they can make it around a slowly moving truck--and meet an oncoming vehicle coming over the brow of the hill. Motorists who have been caught behind a slow moving truck on a Jong hill with just two lanes for traffic will probably bless the traffic engineer who thought up the idea! Iowa borrowed her misplaced yellow no-passing line from Missouri. That was a wholly bad idea. ·But here's one t h a t could be copied with profit to all. Information, Please! 1. In history, for what is the port of Palos noted? 2. What are "corsairs?" 3. Can you supply the missing word in this line: " braes arc bonny, where early fa's the dew?" 4. What familiar phrase would be suggested by the words, "the gobbler in the grain?" 5. What is a "con" m a n ? Answers--i. As the port from which Christopher Columbus sailed on his first voyage of discovery. 2. This is another n a m e for pi- rales or buccaneers. 3. "Maxwcl- ton," from the poem, "A n n e Laurie" by Williahi Douglas. 4. "Turkey in the straw." 5. A confidence man. To ELIZABETH PERGANDE, M A R J O R I B ZEMANEK A N D JOHN BENSER--for being made permanent members of the Iowa Junior College Honor Society in recognition of the fact that they have maintained a high scholarship in all subjects for three or more semesters. Recognition as temporary members was won by 17 other students, who received a 3.25 or better average for one semester. Did You Know? The .Hoskin Service EDITOR'S NOTE: Readers n«!nr thii service for question! of fact--not counsel--should slpj full name and address »nd Inclose 3 cents for return postage. Address The Mason City tilobe-Gaictle Information Itureau, 1300 Eje Street N.E., Washington 5, D.C. What proportion of the population is sufficiently well-known to b« listed in "Who's Who in America?" Statistics based on the 1952-53 edition show that approximately three out of every 10,000 people in the United States are listed. This ratio has held since the first issue. How much beef is obtained from one steer? A "good" steer with an average live weight of 950 pounds w i l l provide 519 pounds' of fresh beef. The remainder goes into the manufacture of other products. What was the first Gilbert and Sullivan production? William S. Gilbert and Arthur S. Sullivan ·were introduced in 1871 and their first joint comic opera was "Thespis." In 1875, R i c h a r d D'Oyly Carte engaged them to collaborate for him in the production of a curtain raiser. The result was "Trial by Jury." Has the UN its own radio broadcasting sttup? UN has no transmitter of its own. Its m a i n task is to provide programs which are rebroadcast by national sta-' tions and networks throughout the world. Originally sent out in the five official languages--English, French, Chinese, Russian, and Spanish--these broadcasts now go out daily in 25 languages. W h i c h county in 'the United States has the largest population? Cook County, 111., which had 4,508,792 inhabitants at the last census. What was uranium used for before th* atomic age b e g a n ? Although this element was discovered more than 160 years ago, little use was found for it. Uranium was employed to some, extent for coloring glass, pottery, and artificial teeth. It was also used experimentally to harden steels. Is t h e U N G e n e r a l Assembly opened with prayer? No, but Rule 64 of the Assembly's rules of procedure provides,that ". . . . immediately after the opening of the first plenary meeting and immediately preceding the clpsing of "the final plenary meeting of each sesion the President shall invite the representatives: to observe one minute of silence dedicated to prayer or meditation." What is the estimated aver*g« cost of four years of college education? It is at present about $7,200, including \luition and living costs. Who originated the idea that an ostrich byri«« its head in the sand in time of danger? This belief goes back as far as Roman times; Naturalists have now completely discredited it. Today's Birthday G E O R G E A R T H U R B A R T O N , born Feb. 20, 1B8S, in Northficld, Minn. A member of the board and former president of the National Boxing Association, he is a veteran reporter who /or 50 years has covered sports for St. Paul and ' M i n n e a p o- lis dailies. Received James _ ( morial Plaque in 1953 for "meri- 'tprious service to boxing." Onet i m e professional boxer, he later became a top referee. Still serves as c h a i r m a n of the Minnesota Athletic Commission. Are thero more public or private colleges in the United States? Private, that is, colleges and universities supported by endowments, tuition fees, gifts, etc., and by religious organizations, as distinguished from state and municipal ones. There arc 1,246 private colleges, compared with G43 supported by public funds. About halE of all college students attend private colleges and universities. Which is considered to be the most intricate organ of the human body? The ear is the most intricate. What is the railway mileage in the 'United States? It was 223,779 miles at the beginning of 1951, according to the Association of American Railways. Mason City GIobe-Garetre A LEE 'NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by the GLOBE-GAZETTE PUBLISHING COMPANY 121-123 E. Slato SI. Telephone 3800 ,» E) ?5, c / ctI a5 s "ontl class matter. April 32. 1030. at tho Postottlcc at Mason City. Jowa, u n d e r the act of. March 3. 1870. EI t ! S ' r ' ...... - - - 1-ubllrt.r r JENSEN - - - - . . - . . . Cltv KH JtOVD r,. G E E R . . - - - - - A d , . r l l . I n r M i R. N. 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