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February 24, 1954

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EDITORIALS Traders in Stocks Are Confident About Future ON THE WAY By Buescher BELOW/ who are-- or .think they are-. . . s ^ p n economic trends continue t o keep an eye peeled for points of likeness and .dissimilarity between the 1949 reces- · sion i and_ what's happening now on the American scene. - -One interesting point of difference -and it could be significant -- is that stock prices are higher now than they were when the present recession, or whatever it is, got under way. Quite naturally this phenomenon of the market is being cited as the herald of bluer skies by those who think the present dip is highly temporary. TT'S being recalled too that stocks went ·*- up while b'usiness went down in the postwar recession of 1945. Then the economic machine had to slow down to readjust f r o m a wartime to a peacetime economy. The Wall Street reasoning then quite indisputably was t h a t better times lay ahead. There was confidence in a prosperity just around that well-known corner. T h e confidence incidentally was well- based. In contrast with this, however, in the recession of 1949, stocks went down along with business. It would appear that there was more uncertainty than now among .traders about the immediate future. .' TTNDOUBTEDLY one factor in the buy- '·*-^ ing of stocks last month was the Administration proposal on partial income tax exemption for dividends. The proposal is to exempt altogether the first $100 ($50 in 1954) in dividends received, and on dividends above that total to grant a five per cent tax credit for 1954, a 10 per cent credit for 1955, and a 15 per cent credit for 1956 and later. years. It is, however, far from certain that the proposal will get the approval of Congress -- at least, in this year of Congressional elections. And partial income- tax exemption for dividends wouldn't mean much if the dividends themselves were to be lower. FTVHE 1949 recession - w a s a twelve . ·*· months' affair, from November, 1948 through October, 1949. During this period the Federal Reserve Board seasonally adjusted index (the new one) of industrial (manufacturing and mineral) production fell 10 points. There was much sound and fury on Capitol Hill and from the White House. The emphasis was away from inflation and toward ending the downward spiral of prices and total business. But a six months period, ending in April, 1950, saw a return of the business index to its November, 1948, level. That was two months before the Korean "police action" and most of our worries since then have been about the mounting inflation. Another Myth Punctured IT'S BEEN SAID: It is not necessary for all men to be great in action. The greatest and sub- limist power is often simple patience.--Horace Busbnell. Let's face it. The voters of North Dakota are responsible for Bill Langer in just the same way that 3rd District voters are responsible for H. R Gross. The shrieks of agony from the politicians have been louder than from the dairy industry since the lowering of butter price supports. It certainly is true that things are not what they used to be., And the rest of the story is that they never were. A dog that barks constantly, clay ami night, is --to say the least--a bad neighbor. Ah,'Abstract Art! What horrendous crimes are committed in thy fuzzy name! A chain letter has the effect of discrediting even the best of good causes. Memo to Adults: Children Look UP to YOU-you look OUT for THEM! Pros and Cons Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges Rhee Takes Dangerous Course Algona Advance: President Syngman Rhee of South Korea is getting himself into a dangerous position in his threats to invade North Korea and take that part of his country under his control. It may not be as easy as.he thinks, and also it may well be that those who have pulled his fat out of the fire before will refuse to go along with him. A Wonderful Winter ' Northwood Anchor: Anyone who went to Florida or California to spend the winter has been cheated this year. Mild weather has been the rule in Iowa, with the longest and warmest autumn in the memory of many old timers being followed by the mildest winter weather in many a year. Attacking Gillette · Swea City Herald: Party politics are getting a little rugged for the GOP and so they've decided to go after Gillette--divert attention from what they haven't accomplished, in o t h e r words. They're now attacking Gillette's age. Gillette is in his 70's, but he's still a mighty good man. Democrats for Masses Decorah Journal: W h i l e the Republicans scramble to get our nation's economy streamlined to the advantage of tho coupon clippers and well- heeled, the Democrats are still striving for an economy that benefits the great majority of lax- payers. Shorter Work Week Not the Answer Austin Herald: There's no common-sense at all to the proposal that by boosting wage rates, you can inspire employers to hire more people. The theory that cutting the hours would provide more jobs was pretty much disproved during the NRA days. ' Confidence Needed Lake Mills Graphic: President Eisenhower says what is needed is a steady unshakeable attitude of public confidence. The long-term outlook is definitely optimistic, and that is the most encouraging thing about the current adjustment. Cutting Down Speeches Storm Lake Pilot Tribune: We have a rule of our own on this after-dinner speaking business. A speech should never be longer than the tinfe consumed in smoking one cigar. Pour Something Else . Charles City Press: The more one studies the coffee situation the more likely he is to conclude that the best remedy for the high prices rests in not drinking the brew. a time the principal argument advanced for an Iowa State-Iowa football game was the gate it would draw. Less has been said about it of late. That's probably because somebody took the trouble to check up on past performances. One significant fact w h i c h such a check would disclose is that one of the least of the Hawkeye games this past season, the Iowa-Wyoming tilt, drew more fans through the gate and put more dollars into the till than any Iowa-Iowa State game ever played. A future game might attract a bigger crowd to the Iowa Stadium with its 50,000 plus capacity. But at Ames the limit would be 18,000. And that's why proponents of the game are prone to change the subject if the financial aspects of the matter are mentioned. Your Share of That Debt \ recent study disclosed that the aver;^*- age American family is faced by a debt approximating ?2,900. But that figure :is:a bit deceptive. It doesn't take into account that average family's share of the national debt. · 'With the national debt now standing at $275 billion, the average family share is ?6,000. That's more than double the debt accumulated by. the average family on its own. And if you want to make yourself un- happier still, ponder the fact that the 'Interest alone on the national debt on a per family basis is $144 a year. Could anything about ' government be' niore important than that we get to the business of paring down that national debt ·t the 'earliest possible moment? Observsng To Your Health ! Roving Reporter Editorial of the Day RENEWED CONFIDENCE IN AGRICULTURE pRESCO TIMES-PLAIN DEALER: To those of ^us who live in agricultural America, the renewed confidence in the future of agriculture after last year's sliding prices for farm commodities is extremely heartening. It is heartening to read of farms in various parts of northeastern Iowa being purchased by relatively young men who are putting their stake in the future in farm lands. We have talked to a number of keen-minded farm friends who recognize the fact that the government is taking a long-range view toward a sound farm economy. They realize that Secretary of Agriculture Benson is endeavoring to establish a farm program geared to normal conditions. Despite the fact that most farm machinery manufacturing concerns have on hand a surplus of machinery and have temporarily stopped production, local implement dealers arc confident that 1954 business will be very nearly that of 1953. The many new innovations in equipment offered and a returning confidence on the part of the farmers will bring about a "business as usual." Remember? 10 YEARS AGO Roosevelt Fieldhousc was packed with Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cubs and Brownies and their relatives and friends last evening to participate in and watch the annual Scout circus of the Cerro Gordo District. The crowd was estimated at more than 2,500 persons, including the youngsters who were portraying the phases of Scout work for their elders. 20 Y E A R S AGO NEW YORK-Charles D. (Casey) Stengel, former Brooklyn Dodgers outfielder and a coach since 1932, today was named manager of the team for 1934 and 1935, succeeding Max Carey . . . He is 43 years oid and a favorite with Dodger fans, who love his antics along the (hird base coaching lines. Despite his clownish actions he is credited with facing a shrewd baseball leader. 30 Y E A R S AGO Allen Patton, Bertha Bates and Dorothy Westfall captured the Mason City honors in the district county declamatory contest .at the Clear Lake Auditorium. Clear Lake, Rockwell and Mason City students were in the contest. Fred Schlichting of Rockwell and Alice Jensen of Clear Lake took second honors. 40 Y E A R S AGO Herman Letts, city letter carrier, who fell and fractured a cluster of his rihlets four weeks ago, resumed his : roiitc yesterday and was:. greeted cordially/by his patrons. His enforced vacation added to his rotundity of form and figure but did not add any hirsute to his dome of thought, it was stated. MEDICAL USES OF B VITAMINS By Herman N. Bundesen, M. D. T7ITAMIN dosage of a non-nutritional nature v has become a treatment with growing possibilities in the medical field. A vitamin deficiency is normally the condition which necessitates the use of vitamins, in or,der to replace those not present in sufficient amounts. However, in certain diseases and conditions, vitamins are now being given in amounts larger than normal in order to produce an effect against these diseases. An example of this is Vitamin I B-2 or riboflavin, Riboflavin has produced very favorable results in treating certain c a s e s of i psoriasis, which is a chronic skin disease with a large amount j of scaling that may affect the j entire body or only the elbows ! and knees. ,ln a group of 200 patients who were recently studied, 64 per DR. BUNDESEN cent showed healing of their psoriasis and sustained improvement without relapse after being given Vitamin B-2. The riboflavin is given by injection with additional amounts taken by mouth. Vitamin B-l or thiamine is now being used by many dentists. It is believed that thiamine, if given in sufficiently large amounts, can cut down the amount of discomfort the patient has following dental surgery, such as the pulling of teeth or the cutting of gums. One of the serious complications of pulling teeth is the occurrence of what is known as a "dry socket." After the'normal extraction of a tooth, a blood clot normally forms over the area of extraction. However, when a "dry socket" occurs, this blood clot disintegrates, causing a foul odor and very severe pain. The occurrence of this complication is said to be greatly reduced by the giving of Vitamin B-l, before and after surgery. Large doses of thiamine are also given by mouth as well as by injection. Recently, a vitamin known as pyridoxine, which is also a member of the Vitamin B group, has been used to sober up extremely intoxicated individuals. A miraculous and prompt sobering occurs when Vitamin B-6 or pyridoxine is administered. Doctors are using this vitamin now to differentiate, in many cases, whether a patient has an actual head injury or is suffering from overindulgence in alcoholic beverages. Question and Answer T. C.: What is Raynaud's disease? , Answer: It is a rare disease, most often found in women, and is similar to Buerger's disease that occurs in men. It is a disease in which the hands become cold and blue and the circulation gradually becomes less and less. Gangrene can develop if this disease is allowed to progress. Usually, an operation, in which certain nerves are cut to' increase the circulation, will help. THEY'LL DO IT EVERY TIME A NEW PLAY By Hal Boyle of the AP KJEW YORKT WT--The other night I saw a very 1X funny play called "Oh, Men! Oh, Women!" It concerns a young wife who is unhappy although her husband is a successful actor, loves her, is faithful and is a good provider. She has a nurse for the kids, a cook, maids, gardener, the works. So, feeling bored and useless, she goes to a psychoanalyst and after a few sessions decides maybe she ought to assert her independence. She suggests a trial separation to her husband. Being a reasonable man, he blows his top, gets loaded and tracks down the analyst. Why, the lurching actor asks the doctor, do so many women feel unimportant and useless in the important job of running a house and raising children? Why do they envy those in the "outside" world? What do they think they're missing? "And, finally, doctor," the actor shouts, "Tell me this. Tell me, what's on the outside?" · At this point, both men and women, from the $6.50 seats to the last $1.80 scats in the balcony, roared with laughter and stopped the show with wild applause. It was clear the play had struck home in many homes. Obviously, while few wives have cooks or nurses or psychoanalysts, many wives have the same feeling of boredom, of uselessness, of missing something. Why this great wondrous envy of the mysterious world on the outside, into which ·husbands all over the country disappear every morning? In the play, the doctor never answered the question. So let's face it right here and now. Just what is on the outside? True, the outside has its rises and falls, its triumphs and setbacks', its men who get a $10 raise or are promoted to vice president or find a polio vaccine or win a. Nobel Prize. But do wives really know how seldom this happens? Mostly the outside is millions of men shaving, cramming down the last piece of toast, rushing off and being herded like cattle into the cities in crowded commuter trains and buses. Do they go gaily off, as to a great adventure? They do not. They sluff off, half-asleep numbed by the hypnotic motion of sameness, driven by unseen whips. The outside is millions of men at the office glumly-picking through the morning mail, growling over new memos from the boss. The outside is millions of men beginning another unglamorous day, reacting to the pressures of half-submerged ambitions, to the pressures of their boss, to the real or fancied competition of their fellow man. The outside is millions of men talking shop at lunch, dissecting what old T.J. said or what old T.J.'s secretary said and the way they said it and what they meant. So relax, girls. The outside is just the inside out. By Jimmic HaHo LIKE TO BOVVLP GOT A CAR P WHAT /vWKE? ·JA GEE TME RGWT LAST NI6WT? I'M PUTTIM'A NBV ROOF OH OUR HOUSE--DID X. TELL YA WHAT MY KID SAID ? V/HEF?Eb XOU WORK BEFORE ? HOw"D YOU 6CT YOUR JOB HERE ? WHAT'S THE CAPITAL OF SOUTl-J DAKOTA? WHATM3UR WIFE'S NAME? HOW? WHERE PVWEM?y r lHEV WOULD* SIT T^E MEW 3UV NEXT TO BLARNEY BLABBER- THATfe WHV Tr4E LAST INK cJOCKEX QUITTM BLAB'S SUPPOSED loT· BLARrJEV ODMT HOLD t SHOW HIM THE ROPES-/A CONVERSATON. "ME /LI- HEfe CONE IS -d OUST ASKS QUES-nONS- MSBOTHOW DO MIS TWO* err JOB-- ^ HOWTOC3ETA OlFFEREr^CE--ADD A FLOCKOFR6URESAN' J-^LISTEN TO BlSMOUTnl ·AT TME SAME TI/ME-- __ S % . mi. KINO rr.*TUxtf (ryMiucATK, i« TRVING TO VMX\WE 6QOO OKI TME NEW tJOB THE HARD WAV-- TnlX^NX AV4D A TIP OF THEHATt-OHAT foJ-EV/ LIPTOH, ^ 8 To Escape a Fire Death doubt that even with the 1 greatest care it would be possible to do away with tragic home fires Involving children. But I'm convinced that they coutd be reduced almost lo the vanishing point if all parents could be induced to impress upon their youngsters these points brought out by Dr. C a r l J. Polthoff of Rochester, Minn., in an article prepared for the American Medical Association: 1. Tlmt escape from Hie liurnlnc liulhl- Itir. lib I the iiarliif of jro(ii:r(y, is (he imrniiiuiinl objective, ·i. llow to n u t l f y tho fire i«'|iar(incut and liow lo use fire extlimtilsliers. a. That It clothing cuiclies fire, v l l h c r In n liome «r n t h u r w U e , it usually Is uclvl.i- ublc to lie down and to roll over slowly, us f U i u e and heat rise tu the face. \Vrip- pltijr :i blanket about the body may on worth-while! running t o u il 5 lo fan Ihu flames. Dr. Potthoff stated that children also should be taught that when escaping from a fire the following rules should be observed: I. Keep lnw In a fire-swept room as the risk from heal, n m o k o uiiil c n r b u n moiiox- Jile Is less. ~. Don't open doors HIM) windows tiecauiu Gratis cause a faster spread of flrn. :!. Doors should 'hi upem-a euullously While s t a n d i n g huhlm! I h c m , 11 Ihe neit room mo}- rmitulii superheated air, a ltlj.it of which m»y be lellial. ·I. The Important b o U y parla--face, hands, scalp--can be protected somewhat by i\ heavy towel or arllcle of clothlnjr, p r e f e r a b l y wet, while dashing through f l u m e . .*. J u m p i n g from upper slorlc* olten Is f a t a l and oflcn unnecessary as rescue m«y be at hand. li. When doors and transoms are clnicil. upen a window slightly unif »|ay near It, brealhlni; the Incoming air. 7. U o n ' t re-enter a burning building to try to rescue a loy or pet. 35 Years of Aviation ^gsy found in my.'grist of mail ·^5^1 one morning a little item *""" which made graphic the the progress of aviation in the past 35 years. Here's (he first paragraph: "Fifteen intrepid passengers, seated on benches and wicker chairs in an unlighted, unhcalcd cabin,', were .flown from Paris to London on February 8, 1919, marking the world's first commercial international flight. Air France founder and aviation pioneer Lucien Bossoutrot piloted the two engined Farman "Goliath" across the English Channel at 75 miles per hour in 2 hours and 30 minutes." During the war I made that same flight in well under an hour and present Paris-to-London time is about a half hour. Colorado's Mountains knew that Colorado had 40 ! mountains l'i.000 feet high or more. But I didn't realize that it's twice the number of peaks that tall to be found in the European Alps. We're Coffee Topers loarn that last year's av- American consumption of coffee--14 pounds- was 3 pounds under the figure in 194G, our greatest coffee-drinking year. Washington, despite the congressional concern about p v c s c n t prices, is a community of Java topers. The President himself is a heavy coffee-drinker. In the Senate restaurant ihe prico is 10 cents a cup. Elsewhere federal employes are paying 5 cents black, 7 cents with cream, in department cafes. One of the staunchest groups of coffee users i.s found in the Nation's Armed Forces. D u r i n g World War II the services went lo pains lo bring to men in out-of-thc- way spots (his homey drink, known by many names: "joe," "Java," "Mocha," "jamoke," "silt," or "sludge." The tradition lives on. During the last fiscal year the Army ordered 31'/2 million pounds (roasted and ground), the Navy ]8!L- million and the Air Force 15Vis million. In the present fiscal year the quantities downed will vary according to manpower changes. Information, Please! 3 , ' W u s the Eiffel tower erected in the 19th or 20th Century? 2. la the old nursery rhyme, what was the "King of Hearts" doing while his queen was "in the parlor eating bread· and honey"? 3. What follows: "The heavens declare tho glory of God; and the firmament ---"? 4. What father and son wrote famous French romances? 5. What celebrated American patriot was an expert silversmith? ANSWERS--1. The Nineteenth-for tho exposition of 1889. 2. "Counting out his money." 3. " S h c w c t h H i s handiwork."-Psalms 19:2. 4. Alexander D u m a s pcre; and Alexander Dumas, fils. 5. Paul Revere. To A R T H U R If. AHRENS, FATHER J. C. SCHMITZ AND RAY RORICK--for being awarded the Silver Beaver, the highest honor that can come to a scouter. All t h r e e have distinguished themselves in Boy Scout Work, serving in different capacities. They join a group that throughout the years has provided the Winnebago Council with the best type of leadership. Did You Know? The Haskin Service EDITOR'S NOTE: Readers tiling Dili service for questions of fact--not counsel--should sign full n a m e and address nnil Inctosc U cents for return pnstuge. Address The Mason City Clnhc-Gatelto I n f o r m a t i o n Bureau, 1300 IJyo Street N.E., Washington 5. D.C. What are the most northern and most southern points in America that can be reached by automobile? Livengood, Alaska, and Arriaga, Mexico, are the northern- · most and southernmost points in N o r t h America which c a n be reached by car without having to transship by rail or other means. The southernmost point in South America that can be reached by road if the car is transshipped over existing gaps is Puerto Monlt, Chili. Is the Brookhavert atomic research laboratory a government- operated project? No. This great research center is operated for the Atomic Energy Commission by Universities, Inc., a corporation formed by nine northeastern universities. The Brook-haven National Laboratory is at Upton, Long Island, N.Y. In how many states do counties and cities levy taxes on gasoline for automobiles? The counties of three states and the municipalities of six states do so. In addition, fuel used in highway transportation is taxed by all the 48 states and by the federal government. When and where did the worst avalanche d i s a s t e r occur? I n World War I, snow slides on the Austro-Italian front killed 10,000 soldiers in a single day. This was one of the worst natural disasters in world history. What is a pollarded tr««? 'A tree is pollarded (from poll, head) when the crown of the tree has been removed to promote the growth of a dense head of foliage. The practice is ^common in parts of Europe. Do the young people of America m a r r y earlier than those of most other countries? Yes. Favorable economic conditions and the freedom with which young people mix socially are factors that have stimulated early marriages in the United States. About 17 per cent of American girls between the a«cs of 15 and 39 are already married. At ages 25 to 2!) four-fifths of men in the United States arc or have been married. When was the last million dollar gate Jn boxing? On June 10, 1946, when Joe Louis and Billy Conn went eight rounds before 45,266 persons at the Yankee, Stadium. Receipts amounted to $1,925,564. . ; What is the avtragt coit of keeping an inmate in »; prison? According to the Bureau of Prisons, the .average cost per person for upkeep, including everything, is $3.55 a day in federal institutions. Today's Birthday JOHN P E T E R ( H O N U S ) WAGNER, borri Feb. 24, 1874, in Carnegie, Pa. Generally rated as the greatest s h o r t stop in history of baseball, he was one of the first m e m b e r s s e - lected for II a 1 1 of Fame. Finished a 21-y e a r m a j o r league playing career with a lifetime hitting average of .329. Batted HONUS WAGNER .300 or better for 17 c o n s ecutivc years. Led National League in batting eight times. Spent 37 of his 40 years of baseball in Pittsburgh Pirate uniform as player and coach. How many seas are there? Tho International Hydrographic Institute has listed 48, all of which have been explored on the surface. Who succeeded Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt as U.S. representative on the U.N. Human Rights Commission? Mrs. Oswald Bates Lord of New York was named as successor by the President on Jan. 23, 1953. A native of Minneapolis, Mrs. Lord has rjad a long and distinguished career in m a n y phases of social work. By whom was coffee first roasted? According to legend, the roasting of coffee resulted from efforts of the Arabs to maintain a monopoly over coffee growing. They heated the beans before exporting them in order to kill their power of germination. Mason City Globe-Gazette A LEE NEWSPAPER , Issued Every Week Day by tho GLOBE-GAZETTE PUBLISHING COMPANY 121-123 E. State St. Telophono 3800 Entered as second class matter, April 12, 1030, at tho Postofflco nl Mason City, Iowa, under tho net of March 3, 1B70. I.nE P. I.OUMIS ..... - · · - · W. EARL H A M , - . . I p , . J. JENSEN B · ONYD RO I K,C GKEER B. N. KOniCK u«lne» Mgr, Wednesday February 24, 1954 MEMBEIl ASSOCIATED PRESS wlilcll 1 oxclu. vcly entitled to use for rcpubllcntlon of nil local news printed In thin newspaper as well as all AP news dispatches SUBSCRIPTION RATES Home · Edition Delivered by Carrier 1 year ......... .,,, ..... · "'" . City Edition Delivered by Cnrrter 1 year , , ...... .. ...... 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