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EDITORIALS TV to Play Important Role in Iowa Education I OWA has had a distinguished record in its effective use of radio as an agency for the dissemination of education, Its two educational stations, WSUI and WOI, have blazed the trail. Appropriately too tho story is on the way to be duplicated with T'cspeci; t o ' t h a t newer medium of commit nicjitiorw known as television. : . Because of its unique Hiatus, WOI-TV has been singled out by Lho Ford Foundation for some exploratory studies and experimentation designed to point the way for the entire nation. The writer has had opportunity 1;o watch these at close ran'ge on a number of occasions by reason of membership on an advisory committee. D URING the extended "freeze" on TV, the educational .station at Jowu State College has provided the principal, and practically the only, outlet for network offerings in interior Iowa. With the close of! this era, however, WOI-TV faces a f u t u r e q u i t e different from its immediate past. More and inore, it will )o turning from commercial programs and moving into t h e educational field. And as this starts, it is to be hoped that the State Board of Education and the administrators of the i n d i v i d u a l Iowa colleges and universities study the situation and engage in some long-range planning. In the knowledge that TV's development ns an enormous i n f l u e n c e in American life of the f u t u r e is as certain as tomorrow's sun, there .should be a determination to harness it for education's uses. , The Federal Communications commission has recognised TV's educational potential by setting aside what appears to be a rather ample number of channels for universities and colleges. It's incumbent on those charged with tho future of education in Iowa to see that these allocations arc utilized for the state's maximum good. A network which will afford full coverage to all corners of tho state nnd at tho same time lend itself to ti f l e x i b i l i t y of programming seems to bo suggested. There will bo times when two or more program offerings will have an urgency at the same time. Thus the requirement; for flexibility. S O far as the stntu operated institutions of higher learning are concerned, there would seem to bo much to recommend at least two major stations, each with its own channel. The' one at Ames, WOI-TV, i.s of course, already doing business. A second, it would accm, should be established at; the University of Iowa. Whether Iowa State Teachers College should'.have a signal of its own or be geared into the facilities of its sister state institutions, as has been done with radio, will be decided, we suspect on a basis of need and expense. Independent colleges of t h e .state may wish to join forces although it is perhaps aa likely that they will find their needs supplied by commercial stations in their localities, as has been the case with radio. It isn't our wish here to settle anything. We don't even profess to know all the questions, say nothing of all the answers. All we're saying is that TV is a vastly important medium of communications and it is destined to exert a heavy impact, for good or ill, on the f u t u r e trends of education. Iowa should be out to meet it and help guide TV on its way. SMOOTH HIGHWAY ENDS By Cargill Poor Man's Party? IT'S BERN SAID: A Hfo spent worthily should be measured by n nobler line -- by deeds, not years.--itlchnrd firinsley Sheridan. People who dream of one day becoming a millionaire lessen their chances of f u l f i l l m e n t because they spend altogether too much time dreaming. A prolific collection of fossils has hecn uncovered in Indiana lately. Some of them no doubt will find places on the political ballot ultimately. That TSiirklcy business was all right as a HUM. Kut who do you suppose Harry Truman really wanted an tho Democratic presidential nominee? A woman's arm out the window of nn automobile lends itself to n rich variety of plausible interpretations. A friend wonder.', why most of us pay KO much more .-ilk'/ilion lo what wo over-hoar than to what w« h e a r . Television i.s a new medium of communication hosed quite' largely up to now on old, old movies. liishop H r i i n m a k e r admonishes those who pray to "remember t h a t God is not a Cosmic bellhop." Memo lo Pedestrians: The odds are against, you in an argument with a car! Pros and Cons Somo Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges All Things to All People Detroit Free Press: It someone tells you the Democratic purly. Is THE civil rights party, hero is what Senator John J. Sparkman, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, told the Richmond' News Leader; "All I ask a person to do is read and study the Democratic p l a t f o r m . You can't find FKl'C mentioned in i t ' m i d there's no word of. compulsion." Senator S p a r k m a n w a s ' t h e n asked by the newspaper what kind of FlSl'C he favored. ' H i s reply was: "That's kind of a long story. There might he halt a do/en ways lo approach t h e problem." Iowa Represented Charles City Press: Towa is going to be well represented in (he, Republican c a m p a i g n to elect Cicii. 1)wight D. Klsonhowcr President. Tho state was recognised in a significant way by the appointment of Robert K, Goodwin, Republican national commlllcemaii for Iowa, as director of the (OP f a r m division for tho .1052 political campaign. Must Bo More Spec/.c Council IJluffs Nonpareil: The only reason people will vole for Eisenhower is because they want a real change in our foreign policy or in the way the government is run nt home--or both. Nor will It be enough for Elsenhower to tell the voters he is going lo do things differently. He will have lo bo more specific. Wo believe he will be. Politics Not Peopl* Clear Lake Uop'orter: In Ihe midst of the political campaigns that now attract the attention of practically every American citizen, it is well to stop long enough lo reflect upon this evident fact that most Americans arc pretty good people. Dangerous Days Albert Lea ' T r i b u n e : A tremendous increase In traffic nccirlcnts on Saturday and Sunday since the end of World War II grimly underscores the fact Hint these are the most dangerous days for driving. Strange Bedfellows Algona Upper DCS Moincs: Wo cannot help but chuckle a little over some of the strange bedfellows tlmt we find in bold parties, now that tho national conventions have finished their business. S OME nosey fellow spoiled nn old legend about the Democratic party. It used to be the party of the poor man; in ita current manifestation, it's the party of the "common man." But this nosey reporter---Fred Sparks of the Chicago Daily News--made a study of the delegate list at the recent Democratic conclave and came up with this finding: "More than 150 millionaires attended the convention either as delegates, alternates or camp followers. Two of them--· Harriman and Kerr--were candidates." "Party of the poor man," did somebody remark ? Party Loyalty Hits Peak T HE pull of party loyalty is strongest during election years. Thia is reflected in the Wayne Morse announcement that he'Jl support Ike Eisenhower and it's reflected in the announcement by Wisconsin's Gov. Kohler that he's supporting Sen. Joe McCarthy--whom he likes not at all la non-election years. Editoriql of the Day A M E R I C A N P R O G R E S S IS RESULT OF WORK r*LAlUON MONITOR: One of llru significant ob*-' servalions made recently by u newspaper correspondent with an international repiilntion was pertaining to what makes America great. His conclusion is Hint, a high percentage of A m e r i c a n people work industriously at their jobs, no m a t t e r what t h e y , may be, whether farming, keeping b o o k s / r u n n i n g a store or digging ditches. Ho s u m m n m c d his remarks wilh this statement: ''Ours i.s the only country where a bare existence isn't accepted as enough." In Hint connection a f t e r r e t u r n i n g from his world l o u r , he went on to say that the Washing- Ion dogooder.s- who are so bent on saving the world by pouring millions of A m e r i c a n dollars into overseas projects will result in failure unless men work. Thoro seems lo he u tunda mental point which a lot of people have chosen to overlook or ignore, and that is the fact d i n t ' a l l progress in this world has'boon made by WORK. That is a basic economic principle which cannot bo repealed by New Deal legislation. Remember? 10 Y E A R S AGO Navy .recriiitinj,' has not censed, C. R. Moore, local recruiting o f f i c e r , stressed today. Voluntary tuilislmc-iits arc being cncwiniKcd, he .said. Five men left Mason City Wednesday for final enlistment in the n a v y at DCS Moincs. The Wormhoudt Oil Company has procured the franchise in (his area for the Johns - Manville blown home insulation. 20 Y E A R S AGO Lieut. Reuben Colton, who has for nearly a year been second in c o m m a n d of the local Salvation Army Corps, has received farewell orders and has been appointed officer in charge of the Muscatine corps. The lieutenant has given valuable service lo Mason Cily and has made m a n y friends here. 30 Y E A R S AGO Billy Schober and Amnndus Tngeson each obtained one fall apiece in their finish match last night in the athletic match at the fair grounds. A fair sized crowd saw the match. . . , Each man wrestled about on even terms up to the 30 minute mark, . . . The match was declared a draw and the crowd was satisfied. 40 Y E A R S AGO Seventy-five to one hundred autos headed with Charles Cily boosters and boosteresses will leave that city at 8:15 o'clock tomorrow morning for a run to Mason Cily and return by way of Marble Roclc ami Rockford. . . . The purpose of the trip is lo interest auloists along the route in the North Iowa Pike movement. Observing To Your Health! Roving Reporter IODINE HELPS H E A R T 1'ATIENTS By H e r m a n N. Bundesen, M. D. T ATELY we have been lien ring a great deal ·*-' about radioactive iodine. This is a product o£ atomic: research, and it may prove the helping himd that will enable certain heart patients to adjust to a slower pace of living. Most people know by now t h a t the person wilh signs of heart failure must decrease his daily activity according to the severity of his heart condition, lie may have to limit his activity to bed vest or just bathroom privileges. Many people wilh severe heart conditions are forbidden to do any strenuous exercise or work for the rest of their lives. Others improve as lime goes on. In this connection it is well to remember t h a t a chain is no stronger than its weakest link. Therefore, not too much strain should he put on any part of tho body. There are certain pa- lienls, however, who should limit their activity, but may find it difficult to do this. For in- IMC. nuNDKSEN stance, a "go-getting" business man may have been so keyed up all his life that cutting off all his enterprises at once may be a severe hardship and q u i t e ' d i f f i c u l t to do. These people usually upset themselves, both mentally and physically, causing recurrence of .severe heart failure. This may bring on a condition known as pulmonary edema, in which fluid collects in the lungs and causes difficult breathing. Usually, the liver also becomes enlarged and (he ankles swollen, and a largo amount of fluid accumulates in the abdomen. Doctors find t h a t the treatments that help most heart patients get along with their condition usually, includes, in addition to reasonable rest, injections of mercury i n t o the muscles, plus the use of sedatives and a diet with little salt. However, in treating those who have trouble culling down their activity, the doctor is faced wilh the problem of slowing down their body functions SQ they can tolerate a new way of life. It has now been found that radioactive iodine, which has been a boon in thyroid disorders, promises to come lo Ihe aid o£ m a n y of these heart patients as well. S m a l l dosrs of Ihn s p c r l n l l y ]irc]iurrcl ImlliiQ wur- R l v i t i i (n nltnut 101) ;mUi:iit* with M-vure heart l i * c a i c , none nf ivhiitu hail hoen r e l i e v e d by any o l l i r . r form of t r e a t m e n t . All thr.se p a t i e n t * hail n o r m a l I h y r o l d (unction. Thr r u i l l u n r t l v o Iodine M i c c r r r t e i l In H l n w l n p dnivn their lilft.ilnilln a e l i v l l i r . A f t e r 'IS month* of Mimly by r r x r a r r h e r l . !l was fimml that over hair these p a t i e n t * w e r e w e l l lienr- J l t r t l , anil tho rrulli ucrc /air In more than a ijuarter. I t will he I n l R r r a t l n f f to «cn whether r a d i o a c t i v e Iniltnn m a i n t a i n s Ihcse. ifMil result* In eases or scvero lie.irt f a i l u r e , JUE.ST1O.VS A.\I A.V3IVKKS Mrs. T.: I* Itrlght'* illHea*)* a l w a y s f a t a l ? A n s w e r : I t r l c h t ' * tllse^Mi Is a t e r m used to Jc*e.rtbe many ( T I I C H or klilciey d l s l u r b n n e e i . .Since many Mich condition* can lie I'nrrce.teil by julcqnalfi medical nnd Mirjclrrtl t r e a t - m e n t . It K a p p a r e n t that H r i E h t ' * d i s e a s e is not always f a l a l . IIA I, BOYLE MIDDLE AGE CAN BE FUN By Hal Boyle of the AP TVJEW YORK (M--Nobody likes to get caught in *·* the middle--and lhat applies to the middle age, loo. Americans as a people are particularly reluctant to face the fact of middle age. "I ain't as young as 1 used to be," the average man says grudgingly, and lets it go at that. Ho is reconciled to the thought that in lime he will be old. But middle-aged?--Never! In his mind he stays a young man until his second childhood. About the only people in America who claim they arc middle-aged are the elderly. This seems a shame to me. For if one is really middle-aged, admits it publicly, and acts his age, he can get a great deal more out of life than by imitating college boys. Middle age is like baldness. It is better to relax and enjoy it than try to comb it over and hide it from your friends. The big advantage of being middle-aged is that you can still savor most of. t h e tem- pored pleasures of youth--and demand many of the privileges of the elderly. You can keep a foot in both camps. And it can be a pleasant straddle. Middle age is an adventure financially and socially. Tell your boss, "Well Chief, I'm middle-aged nt last," and he will, have lo give you a raise in pay, figuring a man of y o u r ' m a - turity'ought to be making more money. You can be the life of any party, too, for women will still think you are attractive -- and your wife won't mind, because she knows you no longer are templed. (Editor's note: Boyle must b» dreaming.) If more people realized this, they would gladly confess to middle age. But many arc middle-aged and don't know it. How can you tell? The real test is inner, not chronological. Here are a few signposts of middle age: You pay more attention to the weather, and are sure the summers are hotter than they used to be. You reach for an umbrella if the sky is the least bit cloudy. YOU don't listen to your wife any better, but you obey her more. When you come to a flight of stairs, you think of the stairs and not what is waiting at their top. You don't sit down. Your knees unbuckle and you sag. Your best friend is no longer your dog, but your bottle of sodium bicarbonate pills. You lake your shoes off at every opportunity. You think teen-agers arc much noisier a n d more worthless than when you were one. When you go lo church, you catch yourself listening to what the minister is saying. These are just a few signs of middle age. But the surest one of all is for a man to sit down and write himself a piece like this. THEY'LL DO IT EVERY TIME By Jimmy Hatlo jn. TUE'NDY COOLlMG SYSTEM IN'THE CUP AtiO CRULLER WORKEP JUST Ho.soy! BETTER VET OTLONlTlC)/ I'LL W I HAVE A SPEMD MY ACOPPA CAWFEE VACATION y BEFORE TV1 RIGHT HERE.'/ RLJSH STARTS! THANX AMD A TIP OF THE HATLO HAT TO THROW ANOTHER CONDEESHIOMS - JUST ATNCOM TIME WHEN! TH"UNJDET?S- |M-yoU GUESSED IT.'! Murderous Maniaci am impressed by the fact ^ that within a month, two patients recently released from mental hospitals in different parts of the nation shot and killed young girls they had never seen before. In New York, a Columbia university employe was the victim. In Chicago, a young girl attending a symphony orchestra rehearsal was slain. Those tragedies point up the inadequacies of the mental health facilities throughout the country. States are woefully lacking in mental institutions. Mental health hospitals are chronically overcrowded and there are long lists of persons waiting for a vacancy. Because of this situation, health authorities have to play a continuous and dangerous game of; "Guess who is the worst?" The purpose is to institutionalize those mental patients who, in the judgment of doctors, are the .most violent. This sometimes makes it necessary to release apparently less violent patients. The threats of maniacal attacks will be present as long as the shortage of mental health beds exists. An Honor for Iowa was pleased at an honor recently accorded to "The Presidio," a magazine edited and published by inmates of the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison. A poll conducted among penal institution publications rates the Iowa magazine as the "outstanding prison publication in the Western hemisphere." It is a well warranted recognition of a job consistently well done. The Presidio contains some. of the best writing that's being done in Iowa today, there's an intelligent selection of subject matter and the magazine in format and printing is most attractive. Nautical Mile don't know the story back o£ the matter but the length of Ihe standard nautical mile in United States usage is 6,080.27 feet. In Britain, France and Germany, it ranges from two inches to four feet shorter. When you use the word "knot" in con- neclion with Ihe speed of a ship, it's incorrect lo say "knots per hour." That's because knot is «i combined measure of distance and time, i' When You Buy a Lemon have been thinking about |£ that returned marine corporal in Washington, D. C., who was barred from painting a lemon on the car on which he spent §GOO for repairs in 80 days. That, says the Washington police and judge, is a violation of a Washington regulation against displays tha't ridicule automobile makers. But what about that even more- important constitutional guarantee of free speech? Hasn't a marine corporal a right to air an opinion about his own property? Besides, since when have the automobile makers gone so sensitive? Old Henry Ford -never was. Ho reaped millions of dollars in free advertising from the Ford jokes that traveled for years from, lips lo ears and were even put up in well-selling booklets, He grew rich on ridicule. Our Childless Presidents don't suppose you will ever De as ked this question on a quiz program but you never can tell. So you'd.betler wise up on the fact that among all onr Presidents only George Washington, James Madison, Andrew Jackson, James Polk, James Buchanan and Warren G. Harding were childless. Informotion, Please! . 1. What is a "favorite son?" 2. What is a beard trimmed to a point called? 3. Who won the Battle oE Bunker Hill in the American Revolution? 4. What precious slone was once considered unlucky? 5. Name three heroes of the Spanish-American war? Answers--1. A man preferred by his state as a presidential candidate. 2. Goatee. 3. The English. 4. The opal. 5. Theodore Roosevelt, Richmond P. Hobson, Adm. George Dewey. To G E R L A C H 1IOLSTE1N" FARMS--for showing many lop winners at the North Iowa Fair. The cattle from this St. Ansgar herd and from other exhibitors in this class made the Holstein show at t h e . f a i r oife Hint, according to the judges "would be an honor to show at any fair in the state, including the state fair." Did You Know? Haskin Service EDITOR'S NOTE: Rejdcr-; usInR 'llii.i Urvleo for questions of f u e l -- n o l conn- «el--should sljn full name and address and Iticliisc ;( ci:nls fur rclurii posing. Aililri'ss The Mason City G l o h c - G a i c t l u I n f o r m a t i o n Bureau, J;tl)0 K y u S t r e e t N K., Washington 5, II.C. On what date did General Douglas MacArthur a r r i v e in Washington, D.C., after he gave up his command in Japan? On April 19, 1951. What is the height of the Bok Tower at Lake Wales, Fla.? What is the t o t a l weight of the bells? The Bok Singing Tower rises from a base of Creole marble, 50 feet square, to a height of 205 feet. It is construcled of golden Florida slone and salmon-pink Georgia marble. The 'total weight of the carillon, which has 71 bells, is 123,204 pounds. What is tear gas? A substance that blinds the eyes with tears when dispersed in the atmosphere. There are many types, some of them volatile liquids. In what motion picture did Gene Tierney play opposite R i c h a r d Widmark? "Night nnd the City." It is a story about the underworld of London. What is the function of the Court of Claims, and where is it located? The U.S. Court of Claims was established on Feb. 25, 1858, to determine the validity of certain kinds of claims against the United States, referred to it by the Congress and the executive departments, and to decide suits filed with it against the federal government. The court consists of a chief judge and four district judges, and it sits in an old building at Pennsylvania Avc. and 17th St. N.W., next door to Blair House in Washington. Are the parishes of Louisiana the same as counties? Parishes in Louisiana correspond to counties. The word parish is used to designate a district separated and defined by local limitation for civil and political purposes. -What !s the source of the line "The light that never was on land or sea?" It is from "Elegiac Stanzas Suggested by a Picture of Peel Castle in n Srorm" by Wordsworth. Which are the most densely populated regions of North America? The West Indies, namely, Puerto R i c o , Martinique, Guadeloupe, Windward Isles, Jamaica, Trinidad, and Haiti, in that order, Has the monastery at Monte Cassino in I t a l y been restored? The famous monastery, 1400 years old, is being rebuilt after having been almost entirely destroyed by aerial bombardment in World War II. The village of Cassino, about 85 miles south of Rome, is to be left in ruins as a war memorial but a new town is rising nearby. SOIU i £ R V KELLY Today's Birthday E D N A F L A N N E R Y K E L L Y , born Aug. '20, 1906, at East Hampton, N. Y., daughter of a horticulturist. The first Democratic Congres.s- woman elected f r o m greater New York, Mrs. Kelly took her s c a t J a n . 3 , 1950. F o r the previous seven years she had b e e n research director for the D e m o c r a lie p a r t y in tho New York legislature. One of seven daughters, she lost her husband in an automobile a c c i d e n t ' i n 1942. How is the gold in Fort Knox, Ky., protected? An elaborate system i.s in force. The gold is placed in a huge vault, the door of which weighs 2( Ions. The lock has Iwo combinations, both of which are not known to any one person. Inside the vault, the gold is in separate compartments, each of. which is sealed with heavy tape, wax and a paper bearing the signature of the official committee in charge. Outside tho vault, armed guards are on duty. Which is greater in population, New York City or London? New York City, by the only fair comparison. The census of 1950 showed a population of 7,891,957 for New York City proper, the five boroughs, nnd 12,911, 9D4 for the Metropolitan area. By the census of 1951, London had 3,3-18,336 people in the administrative county of London, and 8,346,137 in Greater London. Mason Ciry Globe-Gazette A LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Everv Week Dnv by the GLOBE-GAZETTE PUBLISHING COMPANY 121-133 E. State SI. Telephone 3800 inTM nlc T c 'L " 3 sccon(l class m.-ittcr, April 12. 1030. at tho Postotficc nt Mason City. Iowa under the act of March 3, 1879 p - ' »S ............ 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