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EDITORIALS Big Attendance Speeds Plans for Larger Fair N OTHING succeeds like success! With , a total attendance of 100,091 at the North Iowa Fair which closed Sunday night, it can be said the new and greater fair has been brought definitely nearer. The crowded Midway and grandstand throughout the six day exposition has accelerated plans for the future. Before this fair was held plans for development of the newly acquired grounds ·west of the city were more or less nebulous. Now they have become definite. -;Now fair officials look forward to holding the 1954 North Iowa Fair at the new site. And an expanded fair is already in'the making for. next year -- the last year, the fair management hopes, it will be held on the old grounds. BELOW/ PAY DIRT? By Cargill newspaper has stated before that ·*· the North Iowa Fair Js a symbolic accolade to the farmers--old, young and future--of this great agricultural region. The fair is t h e one great meeting grounds for the rural and urban population. It has been such from the beginning. It cnn be evpn more ao in the future in the proportion to which each group takes part in making the North Iowa Fair a, greater institution. There are ample evidences that this is taking place. As we stated previously n broader base of membership Is one of the prerequisites to a greater fair. The signs point definitely to a much greater interest throughout North Iowa in having u share in the North Iowa Fair. During the fair memberships,were purchased by persons from Nashua, Iludd, Osage, Garner, Ventura and elsewhere. For the first time actual ownership of the fair is spreading beyond the borders of Cerro Gordo County. The fair management, in the afterglow of the most successful fair ever held hero, foresees a stepup in membership after the harvest season is out of the way and the plans take more definite form for the future. I N the new fair that is taking shape, .there will be among other equipment, a large auditorium for use as a show room, demonstrations and amusements. Ample consideration will be given to the 4-H and FFA programs. In premiums, exhibit space and other plans, emphasis on the work of these organizations will be stepped up. If not in the immediate future, then certainly as soon as it can be provided, there will be a dormitory provided. The farm youngster who raises a prize animal or competes in other fair activities is learning first hand the essence of free enterprise. Forward looking members of the fair management realize that to further this activity is to further America. Cheapening a Pulpit A PASTOR o v e r at Springfield, 111., cheapened himself and performed a. disservice toward his calling Sunday by using his pulpit for a low type of political debate. It just happened--so he says-that the presidential nominee most involved in" the controversy was in his congregation at the time. Previously an Illinois senator, Everett Dirksen, had referred to Adlai Stevenson as the "one worst governor Illinois ever had." Even on the political hustings, that wasn't a very creditable utterance. 'The Springfield pastor dipped into the same political mudhole to say: "It isn't so." Whether Stevenson is the beat, t h e worst or just another governor is wholly a matter of individual opinion. There are no precision instruments for measuring such things. The Rev. Mr. Graebel hasn't contributed anything on that matter -but he has thrown light on his own stature. Our sympathy goes out to the members of his congregation who had sought sanctuary in a church from angry political charges which fill the air as the election campaign progresses. They didn't find what they were looking for. An Honored Name M ERKEL is an honored name in Mason City business annals.-It always will be. For about a quarter of a century n department store bearing that name drew thousands of people to our city. It was operated on lofty business principles. The death of O. A. Merkel, head of the firm in which three brothers were associated, has brought a deep feeling of loss to this community. For although Mr. Merkel had withdrawn from active business life, he continued to have a lively interest In the people among whom he lived. Mr. Merkel will be long remembered In this community. He was an able, loyal and always friendly citizen. IT'S BEEN SAID; From toil he wins his spirits light, from busy day the peaceful night; rich, from the very want of wealth, in heaven's best treasures, peace and health.--Thomas Gray, Now, lhat one of the presidential nominees, Dwlfjhl Elsenhower, has been photographed with some Indians, we can be sure that the campaign is under way. The Republic of San Marino, wilh a population of only 12,000, wants a voice in the affairs of UN, Wouldn't whisper have been a more seemly retjucsl? Il's Ironical that Napoleon who said God was always on the side of the heaviest battalions was defeated by snow at Moscow and by rain at Waterloo. A contemporary thinks child-rearing would be relatively simple If only the children understood child psychology. There were 13 entrants in a recent beauty contest and 12 of them are persuaded that it's an unlucky number. It's a questionable peace that brings with it more than 100,000 casualties in a 2-year period. The thud of foot against football can be heard Indistinctly In the distance these days. Memo lo Motorists. A defective car and a defective driver constitute a fatal combination. Pros and Cons Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges Convention System Algonn Advance: The national convention system is n compromise between Ihe primary and the caucus. U is republican in form, where representatives of the people do the choosing. And Jn both the recent conventions Ihese delegates had a lot to say--in fnct controlled--the choices of the conventions. The so-called political bosses would probably have picked different men in both cases. No Threat to You Alberl Lea Tribune: The hog disease that has broken out recently throughout the midwest is no threat to your health. That is the reassurance of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to those who may have been wondering about the effect of the disease--vesicular exanthema or V.E. It affects only hogs, but It is similar to foot-and-mouth disease In cattle. It docs not affect people. How to Win Friends Esthcrvllle News: Have you ever noticed that when someone treats you a bit shabbily it is mighty hard for him lo look you In the face and smile? And also havo you noticed that when somcones does you a favor and you express your appreciation he (hen likes you better than he did before, and shows It? Who Spends the Money Decorah Journal: The only persons in the American government with the power lo spend American dollars ore those in the House o f ' R e p - resentatives of tho United States. The House has the exclusive power lo pass revenue bills. The Senate can only approve or disapprove bills passed by the House. It's Too Early to Be Sure Kewanee, 111., Star Courier: A Jlttle more proof that Gen. Naguib Is the leader Egypt needs must be forthcoming before this country should put a loaded gun in his hands. The Truman administration has backed too many losers already. Observing Editorial of the Day THE TEST pHAKLES CITY PRESS: Con. Dwight D. Eiscn- ^howcr more lliah uny presidential candidate in our memory Is appealing to the best in Americans nnd Is gelling a warm response from those appeals. When a leader appeals to the best that Is in people ho Is much more likely to get It In response. If he falls to make such an appeal he can expect to get something less to put it mildly. To fall to make such an appeal is a mistake because only if large numbers of people are willing to put their country first is there continued national progress. Presidential candidates in the immediate past havo almost exclusively devoted themselves to promises to undertake projects and programs to assist certain groups in American life often at the expense of others. They have gone after votes by appealing to the selfish nnd materialistic instincts of citizens nnd groups. General Eisenhower doesn't rule out assistance if it is worthy but he is making (he unusual plea for n presidential candidate to Americans to think of their country first. We hope that he continues to emphasize this theme in his fall campaign speeches. It is worth repeating. Remember? To Your Health! THIS TYPE OF HEADACHE RARE By Herman N. Bundesen, M. D. '"PHE person who goes through life without a ·*· headache is a rarity. This is because pain in the head may come from many different body disorders--some temporary, fleeting and common, others recurring or chronic. Most headaches, it is believed, are brought on when one oE Ihe arteries of the head contracts for a long time, then dilates or swells up, causing the pain. This type of headache most often follows some sort of nervousness or tension. Other causes oC headache Include migraine; infections ot the muscles nnd Srteries; and : eye, ear, nose, throat or nerve disorders of various kinds. One type of headache which is very severe, but not too common, comes from an inflammation oC the temporal artery, the artery that can be seen extending across the temple in many people. The disorder, known as temporal artcritis, is perhaps due to some sort of in- DR.BUNDKSEN fection, allergy, or injury. It can be relieved rather easily, but if untreated, it may last from 1 to 30 months, with frequent relapses. This condition occurs more often in women than men, and the victims arc always elderly, usually over 55 years of age. While this is a rare type of headache, we can always expect a certain number of people to develop temporal ar- teritis. These headaches bring a severe throbbing pain, tenderness over t h e temples with swelling, and small numb areas over the arteries. The person usually feels pain when he chews, and may notice a redness of the skin of the temples. A certain number of cases may affect the arteries leading to the retina of. t h e eye and produce blindness. Usually, temporal artcritis also brings severe weariness and muscular aches, together with loss of appetite imcl weight. In addition, the person is often somewhat anemic. People with this disorder are often relieved by the injection of a small amount of novocaine around the arteries. However, this may afford only temporary relief. Permanent relief can, as a rule, be obtained through a surgical operation which removes a small portion of the artery. Questions and Answers .T. G.: What are the symptoms of tapeworm? Answer: The symptoms of tapeworm are indefinite pains in the abdomen, a feeling of dis- tcntion, and increased hunger. Tapeworms may cause severe diarrhea, anemia and even bleeding from the bowel. A positive diagnosis of tapeworm, however, can only be made by finding a segment of the tapeworm or its eggs in the stools. 10 Y E A R S AGO The fourth annual field day sponsored by the Mason City Recreation Committee will be held tomorrow, starling at 9 o'clock in the morning and closing with the award of ribbons at the band shell at East Park nl 4:40 o'clock in the afternoon. . . , Evron RT. Karges and Art Shullis will be directors of the meet and Jay Brown will be the official scorer. 20 Y E A R S AGO Charles Cook, tenor, presented solos at the concert of the Mason City Municipal Band In East Park which won for him much applause. The program was heard by n large crowd. »"0n, "Promise Me" nnd "Out.of the Dusk With You" were the two solos by Mr. Cook. . . . The next concert soloist will be Harold Wooldridge, clarinetist. 30 Y E A R S AGO Gencvicvc Ward, famous American tragedienne, died of heart disease today at her home in Hcmpstead, England. Iowa sweltered yesterday under some of the hottest weather of the summer, t h e mercury mounting to 99 degrees a^t Forest City, the highest recorded in the state. ..49 Y E A R S AGO Mason City's representative Company A, in the state encampment 3f four regiments and one squadron of the regular cavalry at Iowa Falls, carried away high honors. On the second day Ray Monplensure, representative from this company for the entire 56th regiment, won second place in the state for retiring sharpshooters. THEY'LL DO IT EVERY TIME TAKE A MEMO.MSS POTHOOKS"TO ALL DEPARTMENTS: THERE is i TOO /UUCH LOITERING AT WATER ^CCOt-ERS-THlS MUST CEASE!" / /ANOTHER MEMO TO ALL. , SALESMEN: "DAILY LISTINGS OF ALL CUSTOMERS CALLED OH I/MUST BE MADE ]M TRIPLICATE AfJD S16NED 8X SAID CUSTOMERS'-'-; OH, YES-A\EMO TO BE HUM6 · AU- WASHROOMS: " DO Nor WASTE PAPER TOVVEUS*--- THE BULLETIN BOARD 8OSWELL IS AT IT ASAlN.' OU COULD START A CONFETTI FACTOR/ WITH THE MEMOS HE'S STUCK UP OUT By Jimmy Hatlo PAPER TOWELS HE'S WORRIED ABOUT.' WE COULD SAVE A TDM, OF PAPER A WEEK IF HE'D GIVE UP HIS IMTERQFRCE LITERARY CAREER! Roving Reporter IN THE CARDS? By Hal Boyle of the AP AJEW YORK WV-Can a man really do anything ·«·' about his own lite? Or is its length--and the manner of his death--prescribed by higher powers even before his birth. The possibility that they are merely pawns oE fate has interested fools and philosophers since men first looked up at the stars and asked the eternal, "Why?" A baby falls from a seventh floor window and lives; another tumbles two floors and dies. Why? is it doom or chance? The other day a transient, sleeping 30 feet from a road, was killed when a passing car was forced off the highway and,ran over him in the dark. .Probably no man had napped at that exact spot since the beginning of time and no car wheel had passed over it. What brought man and vehicle disastrously together at the exact moment, chance or destiny? Life is full of such mishaps, and many people say, "Well, it was just in the cards," or "everything is a matter of odds." And for some reason it comforts them, perhaps because they don't have to blame themselves for what happens. War brings out this type of fatalism in many. "If a shell or a bullet has your number on it, well, brother, that's it," they say. However, I never knew a fellow like that who didn't duck like everybody else when a shell burst nearby. All of which is preamble for a true-life story that has just come to our desk--an eerie little happening that DeMaupassant or O. Henry might have fashioned into a macabre tale. The setting is in that continent of darkness-Africa. And the events were brought out at an inquest court in Salisbury, South Africa, which was investigating the death leap of a native fisherman into a river infested with crocodiles. The fisherman was named Mudungwe. One clay while fishing in the river he was seized by a crocodile. His right arm held helpless in the reptile's maw, Mudungwe saved himself by drawing his sheath knife with his left hand and slashing the crocodile's eyes. But hospital doctors had to amputate Mudungwe's right arm. The crippled fisherman in time returned to his task, fishing the same river. Years later he again was seized by a crocodile. This time he was rescued by a companion who stabbed the crocodile with a spear. At the hospital doctors amputated Mudungwe's left arm. Returning to his village, he refused to eat or talk and sat alone, brooding. One day he jumped up, muttering, "Crocodile calling me, crocodile calling me." He ran to the river, leaped in, and was immediately dragged under and killed by a crocodile. A policeman, summoned by the villagers, shot the reptile to death. When the villagers hauled it out, they were awed to find it was blind In both eyes and bore the scurs of spear wound* on II* body. The duel between Muduuirwe anil hi* crocodile was over. Whit brought them tozelher three times? Chance or ilcsllny? Uniform Divorce Stondordt shouldn't be surprised if ^ before too long Congress will complete action on a plan to bring about a little uniformity in American d i v o r c e standards. The Senate just before adjournment in June unanimously passed a bill requiring each state to recognize the validity of a divorce under certain specified standards. But the house failed to take action. So certain divorces now legal and valid in some states may still be declared illegal and invalid in other -states. This means that some divorced persons may find themselves subject to indictment for bigamy if they re-marry, and that some children may be ruled illegitimate in one place while legitimate in another, and that some divorced persons may find themselves deprived somewhere of rights of support and of property enjoyed by them elsewhere. Minimum requirements for legal sanction set up in the Senate measure were as follows: 1. The divorce decree must be final in the state where rendered. 2.The decree must be valid there. 3. Jurisdictional prerequisites must have been met. 4. The state issuing the decree must have been the last in which the couple had lived as man and wife with definite jurisdiction. The bill was sponsored by Chairman McCarran (D) of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Senator comes from Nevada, where divorces are granted that fall short of meeting all the requirements laid down in the McCarran bill, particularly the jurisdiction aspects of it. Incomes and Waistlines am at least mildly interested in the results of a poll conducted among members of the class of 1942 at Brown University. They reveal that graduates with the largest waistlines currently have largest incomes, The ratio between financial success and the distance around the middle of a man has long been a subject of conjecture. Now comes what is supposed to be some scientific light on the subject. In my own mind, however, I have some doubts about this whole matter. I suspect there's a confusion in the order of cause and effect. My guess is that the larger incomes gave these folks a belter diet than those with less income and the expanded waistlines were a result of' the richer diet. TWERE- m HE'S A FRUSTRATED AUTHOR- THIS WAV N080DX CAS! SEND BWCK HIS STUFF WITH A REJECTION SLIP: THE/ MEYERi TAKE 'EM DOWM--{ THERE'S OfJE STlLLj UP THERE SAYS '· /MOBOPV TAKES TIME 'OFF TOR LJMDBERGH'S PARADE.'" //s com. mi. PIATUHS SYNDIC wo»u urcni 3P 40,000 A VEAR-- AHD ALL WE DOES IS z PETTY BEEFS- St. Peter's Stop Sign : am sure that A e ' 1 i s Churchill Chaphe of Cortland, N.Y., didn't have publication in mind when she rattled off this bit of safety'rhyme for the conductor of this department--but I think it will cause you to smile, at least--perhaps even to think: Whatever you do, wherever you jo, For somebody's like try «nl drive iloir, For jaa mlrht be an "auto star" Finding jounelf at Ihe -'lute* ajar." You also mJzhi be very much lurprlied, Wishing you had realized A little sooner what it meant To say you had "A food Intent," When slern St. Peter without tmlle Sayi, "Vou will bave to wait awhile-We're overcrowded, there's no space, You'll have to (o to the other place." And ai jou turn with fooijtenl slow, You'll wish that you had driven slow- Thank God! It haju't happened yet Then for someone's sake please don't forget-- . Heed every warnlnr 'top and »I«-n, 1 Keep your i elf on safety's line St. 1'eter still stands at the fate-Next time you might be just too latel Information, Please! 1. Who was nicknamed The Lion Heart? 2. In the first line of a popular song, what comes before the word, "Sure it's like a morn in spring?" 3. What Presidents preceded and followed Abraham Lincoln? 4. What seven women have had their pictures on United States postage stamps? 5. What countries are associated with the following cheeses: Edam, Stilton, Roquefort, Parmesan? Answers -- 1. King Richard of England, brother of King John. 2. "When Irish eyes are smiling." 3. James Buchanan preceded; Andrew Johnson followed. 4. Pocahontas,, Queen Isabella of Spain, Martha Washington, Susan B. Anthony, women's rights' worker; Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross; Juliet Lowe, 'ounder of the Girl Scouts 'of America, and Moina B. Michaels, originator of the memorial poppy. 5. Holland, England, France and Italy. BOUQUET To W. S. GROTEWOLD--for being elected president of the American Poultry and Hatchery Federation at its annual convention in San Francisco. This is a signal honor for the L a k e Mills farm store owner and for North Iowa. Mr. Grotewold has been a recognized leader in state and national hatchery circles for many years. Did You Know? THE HATUO MAT TO PAMELA MOBEU, , 260 IHSIBS ·*- Haskin Service EDITOR'S NOTE: Readers tulnr tht.i service-, for questions of fact--not counsel--should sign full name and address and Inclose 3 cents for return postafe. Address The Mason City Globe-Gaxettb Information bureau, ]:00 Eye Street N. E., Washlufton 5, D.C. Why is th« first speaktr at a national political convention call*d a "k«ynot«r"? The term is borrowed from music, where the first and main note of a scale is the key note. Thus a "keynoter" is the person selected to make the introductory or key speech, which declares the party's principles and politics. How many tub«s ar« there in a television set? In a radio? A television set has 20 tubes, whereas the average radio set has only five. Are there only two kinds of race horses? Race horses are either Thoroughbreds or Standardbreds, depending on whether they race under a saddle or in front of a sulky. Those which race under a saddle are Thoroughbreds. Horses which trot or pace, pulling a small- sized cart called a sulky, arc Standardbreds. Who designed the well-known Bodoni type? Giambattista Bodoni, a printer of Parma, Italy, who lived from 1740 to 1813. An influential designer, he originated the first "modern face" roman types. He published the Lord's Prayer in 155 languages. If a compass were placed at the north pole, in what direction would the needle point? The compass needle at the north magnetic pole assumes a vertical position, but as the north geographical pole does not co-incide with the north magnetic pole, the north end of the compass needle at the true north pole would point approximately towards the north magnetic pole. How many stores must an individual or a company own to be classed as a chain store operator? Four or more stores, according to the definition adopted by the Bureau of the Census in its original census of distribution, 1929. In reclaiming land from the Zuiderzee how do the Dutch get the soil in condition for growing crops? In the reclaiming process the first step is building dykes and draining out the sea. Rain water in lime washes the remaining salt from the earth and then grasses arc planted to bind Ihe" soil. It is calculated that the land does not become free from salt until the 14th or 15th year after reclamation. U it ever correct 'to modify "unique" with the word "most"? "Unique" is classified as an absolute adjective. It is, therefore, incorrect to use with it a modifying word such as "more" or "most." As in the case of "perfect," one may say "more nearly unique," or "most nearly unique." BERNARD QARUCH Today's Birthday B E R N A R D M A N N E S BARUCH, born Aug. 19, 1870, at Camden, S. C., son of a doctor who served as a field surgeon in the' Confederate Army. "Barney" Baruch now is known as "The E l d e r Statesman," became a f i a n c i e r a n d made and lost fabulous fortunes. First called to Washington as an adviser to President Wilson in 1916, he has been an expert for both Democrats and Republicans ever since. It is said that an Army officer once ordered President Lincoln from the scene of a battle during the Civil War. When and where did this incident occur? At Fort Stevens, which was one of a number of forts provided to protect Washington, D.C. On July 12, 1864, Lincoln visited the fort. Gen. Wright protested in the following terms: "Mr. President, I know you are the Commander of the Armies of the United States. But I am in command here. As you are not safe where you are standing, and I am responsible -for your safety, I order you to come down." How much weight can m horse carry? The Department of Agriculture says that the average horse can carry from' one-sixth to one- fifth of its own body weight, For example, a horse weighing 1,000 pounds can safely carry a 200- pound man. Mason .City Globe-Gazette A LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by the GLOBE-GAZETTE PUBLISHING COMPANY 121-123 E. State St. Telephone 3BOO ·,JS! ltc !; : . ! :l V* cintl class matter. 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