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EDITORIALS As Cities Slop Over Into Rural Sections OPERATION FACE LIFT ByCargill T HE trend toward "urbanization" h a s prompted muny local governments i throughout t h e country to enact rural -zoning ordinances. It's a.matter which affects just about every growing community, including our own. . . ' . The need for rural zoning became ap- ; parent as businesses and manufacturing (plants, along with city dwellers began pushing their way out of corporate limits ' i;p new locations. ."'*.. In many instances, these urban fringes I'Mow extend, as much as 30 to 50 miles be:'Vond city limits. World War II and postwar expansions accelerated this trend, with new impetus added by defense production since Korean hostilities began in 1950. As a result, rural areas near cities are developing patchwork patterns of residential "dormitory" subdivisions, business districts and factory sites. Speculative land values, high taxes and special assessments are hard to avoid. ; Through rural zoning, the rural community can protect itself and guide its growth. This means establishing a system of local controls over land use, size of lots and tracts, set-back lines, building dimensions, and population density. T ODAY 38 states permit zoning in all or part of their unincorporated areas. A study on rural zoning by the U. S. Department of Agriculture showed that rural zoning ordinances have already been adopted in 173 counties in 23 states. In California, 26 of the 58 counties ; have adopted zoning ordinances. Suburban-typo districts, with agricultural zones added, characterize the California ordinances. , Wisconsin, on the other hand, typifies zoning for agricultural, forestry and recreational purposes. AV forerunner :in rural zoning legislation Wisconsin leads t h e Btates.'in riumbervof couhties liavSng rural- 8, with 37 of its 71 'counties zdhedj- Illinois, Nebraska and Virginia have ordinances in effect in 10 or more of their counties. rpHE public's stake in this whole matter ·*· of urbanization takes several forms. In some places the food-producing capacity of the area can bo protected through rural zoning. The better lands arc retained for agricultural uses. Soil erosion can be prevented, soil fertility conserved and the development %(!· natural resources encouraged. ' . i.:V ; l ;^ · · · · ' · ^ . H i · , . ' · · In other arena, and this would apply most to our own community, the absence of standards and controls for rural commercial developments affronts the eye and, too ofion, creates law enforcement problems. Adlai's Greatest Handicap T HE one most important fact about Adlai Stevenson nnd his bid for the presidency has been best stated by the newspaper on which he once labored and in which 'he and his family still hold 49 per cent of the stock: "We wish,"sa3's the Bloomington/ll!., Pantagraph, "we could endorse him witli- rout reservation for the presidency of the United States. . . . But Adlai Stevenson :-· has one great handicap. lie is the candi- .' date of a party which has been in control of our national government which, under Harry Truman, has set all time records for spending, scandal and inefficiency and has dragged respect for government to its lowest point in our histm-y." : Gov. Stevenson's link with the Truntnn Administration, one thnt he cannot escape, ia in itself reason enough to hand the veins of government to a Republican administration. When Veep Spoke His Mind TUST a year ago Alben Barkley was ra- J ther hoping that Dwight D. Eisenhower would be the Democratic banner carrier. The fact that he was a military man wasn't against him even slightly when the Veep could express an honest opinion: "We all recognize the great appeal Gen. Eisenhower makes to the people of this country 'because of his great record," Mr. Barkley stated in an interview. ; Now Alben sees nothing good in Ike! As we've commented more than once before, a presidential campaign doesn't bring put the most admirable traits in a politician. IT'S BEEN SAID: Quality is never an accident; il is always Ihe result of intelligent effort. --John Ruskin. Before you enter the season of the year when football becomes the most important subject in the world, try to recall what teams played this year in the Hose Bow! game, who won and what the score was. «, Reflection on (he statistical fact that fewer t h a n two out of five Republicans wanted him to have a third term should curb any "Indispensable man" complex in Iowa's little governor. The folks who have been sweeping the dirt un. dcr the cnrpet aren't the ones you would employ to do the housccleaning in your own home, arc thoy? '/'he fact that man In the only a n i m a l ( h a t blushes may be e x p l a i n a b l e by the further fact that lie's the only one that needs lo. Opinion is divided on whether current America should be classified as a "welfare" or a "warfare" slate. We liked Adlai better when he was humble and before he began e m u l a t i n g JIarry as a wisecracker. Still another form of social security is a salaried wife. 'Memo to Motorists: A snail on the highway is no less a menace than a speeder. Pros and Cons Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges Will Be Good? Clear Lake Mirror: We have been rending somewhat optimistic predictions as to the f u t u r e course of business f r o m government officials and business leaders themselves. Undoubtedly, the statistics support the conclusion of Ihe forecasters hut business, In this past, has not a l w a y s followed stntisllcs and predictions. The activity of business depends upon the buying of goods and products nnil the rule of buying depends upon the mcn- tnl state of those with money lo spend. M«nchtst«r Dig* Out Albert Lea Tribune: We have been w n l c h l n g our neighbors at Manchester dig out after feeling the whiplash of tornado. And we h a v e nothing but a d m i r a t i o n for the s p u n k . exhibited by the Manchester people. Within n short while there will he left no trace of the storm's passing except in the memories of those who will recall for many years Ihe awesome force of a tornado on the march. D«ng*rout InUrtictioni Garner Leader: This is thut lime of year again ·when tall corn in t h e comers of fields really makes the country crossroads blind, wilhin a few yards of the crossing. The farmers who cut off corn at these dangerous intersections are to be highly commended. Tall weeds at the corner of fields also come wilhin this classification. L»w Nt»dt More T««fh Hampton Chronicle: You can get by the bingo gambling law out at Council Bluffs, but Nebraska officials slate thnt no bingo games can gel by ,lho law of thnt state. What we need in Iowa is some bingo law with more teeth and less smor- gaasbord. Both Ways D WIGHT Eisenhower has pledged that if elected lie will restore the respect of President for Congress. That . could '.. be ·tatedl another . way,' too. Eisenhower's ·lection would restore the respect of Con- ·ress .for the President. Observing .Editorial of the Day N E W S P A P E R ROLE /CHARLES CITY PtiESS: Recent holders of the ^-' presidential office have made a great issue of I heir ability lo win election without newspaper support. At the same t i m e they have taken precautions lhat far exceeded the efforts of any predecessor to make certain IhiU they were on the front page of the nation's nesvspiipcrs from day to day. This lias been accomplished by an expansion in federal government activities, the medium of Ihe press conference, regularly and skillfully used, nnd by an enormous expenditure for press ngenls arid publicity experts. Don't let anyone kid you inlo believing that the nation's newspapers aren't the. number one medium for influencing public opinion. Front page news Is the most effective wny of i n f l u u n c i n g public opinion. President Roosevelt nnd President T r u m a n both knew thai. Neither would a d m i t it publicly. Mr. T r u m a n likes to boasl that he won the 1948 election without the support of the newspapers. The late Mr. Roosevelt often spoke in similar vein. The truth is t h a t bolh were elected president largely by the front pngo news they made in newspapers. Surveys show that the readership on the front pages of the nation's newspapers is in the high 90 per cent level while thnt for editorials rarely is higher than 35 per cent. A majority of the nation's daily newspapers were opposed editorially to the election of both President Kobscvclt and President T r u m a n . At the same time these newspapers almost without exception were fair lo both men in the treatment they g a v e them in the news columns. Remember? 10 Y E A R S AGO John K. Wagner was named chief air raid warden for TUason City by American Legion and civilian defense officers here. Wagner, w h o served as the Legion representative on the county war relief review board, has been a resident of Mason City for nine years. He is a salesman for Swift and Company. 20 Y E A R S AGO The Cerro Gordo Rifle Club of Mason Cily won the seventh and final pistol match, which was with the Malta, 111., Rifle Club, in the National Rifle Association's Intcrclub Small Bore League No. -1, by a score of 981 to 041. Winning this match gives.the championship of League No. 4 to the local club. 30 Y E A R S AGO Avalanches of resolutions and petitions favoring the removal of the buffalo in East Park for the past several years were answered by the city fathers this week by the sale of the animals to Charles Smith, 910 N. Carolina. Smith is cm- ployed by the city in the sanitary department. . . . The unsightly red barn is also to be removed. 40 Y E A R S AGO INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.--Governor Marshall was notified this afternc-on that he is the running mate of Wood row Wilson, on t h e Democratic ticket. Judge Alton Porter made the notification speech. Marshall dealt w i t h issues in general in his speech of acceptance. It is thought he will make · good vice president. To Your Health! Roving Reporter BRAIN TUMORS By H e r m a n N. Bundesen, M. D. /~\NE of the truly amazing branches of surgery ^ consists of operations on the brain. For hundreds of years this type of operation was practically impossible, b ' u t today we can locate growths, such as tumors, in tho brain, open the skull, remove the tumor, and restore the patient to health. There arc m a n y types of brain tumors, some of which grow rapidly, others slowly. Some a r c ' e x t r e m e l y fatal, while some can be removed readily. One type of brain tumor, which is not too uncommon, is known as an acoustic neurofibroma. This tumor grows slowly and can be definitely cured by surgery. Unforlunnlely, however, people have a tendency to overlook the signs of such a tumor, and thus delay doing anything about it until it is far advanced. I n , fact, it has been found lhat Ihe average person with such A growth actually enters the hospital 3 l /i years after the first DR. IIUNUUSEN warning sign. Such delays hiivc caused quite n large number of deaths from brain tumors. If this condition could be diagnosed sooner, the number of these deaths would be smaller, it is believed. The first signs of this type of t u m o r are usually a gradual deafness and ringing in the ears. These rnny be the only s y m p t o m s for the first J8 months. As the growth increases in size it may bring pains in the face. Numbness, with fleeting, burning pains around the face, may also de- vcloj). As the tumor progresses, the person has difficulty in walking, seems .lo be off balance, nnd may appear lo be drunk. Finally, after another year of constant growth, the tumor presses on other nerves in the b r a i n , anil Ihe person may have double vision and dif- ficully in tasting. As a rule, the proper .type of surgery is not too d i f f i c u l t , nnd the tumor can be removed quite successfully; Recently it has been found that if one of the isolypes of boron is injected into a vein, it usually (ravels to this type of tumor. Tfic boron/which has been mado radioactive, is^very effective in destroying the growth. This may give us a new way to reach tumors deep in the brain tissue..'; Thin many rimln lumor.i ran bK treated wllh f » l r smc- ccia K people - mrll consult t h e i r p h y f t l c l n n * a* anon as the? are bothered with s t r a n g e symptom* ...QUESTIONS. AND ,\NSWEJIS C. It.: I hare a lung bce*j. Will I hare In have an np- crullon? A i l » w r r : I.tins a b s r c s s r * . nvintly. must hn trrattil Ty Jlirans of M l r f f l r n l operation. Tlterc ;ire no trlber mea.turrM will brlns nliuul a cure.. On tho other hand, an opoc- atlnn I* not a l w i t y H p u A a f h l r . .since It ileprncls upon the location «if the aticos. Of course, Ilif .ihoulil be umler the care of » kurjceon. THEY'LL DO IT EVERY T I M E By Jimmy Hatlo ITUS TOOK* 25 WORTM OF CHANCES 4 TWE TV S£T AT -TWE BAXAAR. REALLV COULD USE IT, WITW E16HT KIDS AhJD ALL -- o mo WtHS ? WHY STWAN,THE BACHELOR WHO LIVES IN THE! 2*4 HALL RDOM.' PS.HE MATES TV, TOO- THIS IS OMY WAV WE'LL EVER GET OKIE- AMD WITH OUR BIG FAMILY WE MEED A 616 SCREED ON RETIREMENT By Hal Boyle of the AP -NjEW YORK UD -- T h e slender man with the -*·" while shock of hair looked up from his news desk lo the clock on the wall. He pulled off his green eye-shade for the last time, and his unlined boyish face and blue eyes broke into a shy grin. The clock was saying goodbye to the men around him at the end of another working day--it was saying goodbye lo him at Ihe close of his working life. It was a pleasant "30" on Ihe job for Sam Ochiltrce, retiring at 65 after spending 10 years as a telegrapher and 36 years as a reporter and news editor. "In this business you hurry all your life, don't you?" he said. "That is what will seem funny from now on. I will never have to hurry again." Hollywood never discovered Sam Ochiltree. It isn't interested in working newspapermen like Sam. And lhat is too bad. For his life story would make n wonderful film. But how could Hollywood dramatize a man whom no one can 'remember ever lifting his voice, saying a word in anger, or ever criticizing another h u m a n being? . One of Sam's first tasks as a telegrapher here in 1906 was to handle messages on the great San Francisco earthquake and fire. On his final day he edited Associated Press dispatches about a war in a place he'd never been--Korea. In between he helped cover or edit stories on most of the great news events of the century. The constant acquaintance w i t h disaster and Ihe follies of h u m a n flesh that make some newsmen cynical never robbed Sam of his w a r m and steady sense of brotherhood. His last hours on the job he spent breaking in his successor-- who is 21. "He's a bright kid," said Sam. "Picks up things fast." . .Sam thcti u-eiit across the street to an office parij In his honor, :uu] us he is a modest man this was something nf an orileal. They ?avR him a shaving kit. a leather-covered clock, ami n F l t i e s u l l c n s e Tor a trip to London he U plan- nhif. nnlilliij; up the shiny suitcase. Ram said: "This ought to Ret mo by St. I'nlcr without a passport." The next il;ir nnd I met for Innoh. and he gently objected to some of the. Ideas people h a v e ahout retirement. "People who other people reran) as old don't feel that « r ay." he yald. "f??clite3s Isn't a particular feeling--ynn [eel the same, b u t " y o u Jtist del llrcil sooner. OH people h a v e tho same fecllnic ^ younp people. That is whj they sometimes mnkb fools of themselves." ^ "For some reason people think when a man retires he has to have a hobby--something to d r i v e him like a madrhim to make things out of ~tvood. "1 have plenty of Interests. For e x a m p l e , one of my friends Is n religions editor who doesn't . helleve In religion. I h a v e hcon t r y i n g to convince him of Ihe value nt prayer. Alan, I would like lo get him lo start golny to church.*' . Sam himself h«s Always b e e n ' I n t e r e s t e d in religion, "[tut sometimes von have to^hnve the courage to disbelieve," he said mildly. "I have gone through the whole ranee, from complete unbelief to working out a faith In God that now , keeps nie completely hnppy." Sam married at l~the same y e a r *he became ;a telegrapher--and still goes home t o ' t h e same girl. They h a v e twn sons, five grandsons. "You notice liow many men who l i v e to be old have remained with the wife of their youth--like Wlnslnn Churchill." hr said. "That Is a splcmlld l i f e : For people tn grow old logether." Not t h a t Sam has uny Idea he Is old yet. lie recalled that when Abraham Lincoln left Springfield for Washington he spoke of coming 1 there as n young- man and said that now he was an old man. "Vet the greatest p a r t of his l i f e was ahead of h i m . " s a i d S a m . "What a wonderful n e w s p a p e r m a n A b r a h a m Lincoln would h a v e made!" For Impaired Vision _ am in receipt of a letter ' f r o m an ex-Iowan now living in Aptos; Gal., (near Santa Cruz.) She sought this newspaper's,aid in her attempt to popularize a device which would benefit those of defective vision in the same way that the white cane has benefited our blind. It's a red and white foot-long baton' which would hang from the wrist by a strap. It would have a red reflector at the end. "The public," said Mrs. Jenness A. Alder in her letter to me, "is educated in the use of the white cane for the blind and respect it. 1 am sure the public, especially motorists, can be educated to the baton for persons with impaired eyesight and will respect it also." The baton is so simple and inexpensive that three can be made from one broomstick, she reported recently to the Lions Club of Santa Cruz. The Lions nationally have had a special interest in aiding the blind. In California the law giving legal status to the white cane is to be amended to accord like standing to the baton. Mrs. Alder, who had her first contacts with journalism on the Washington, la., Journal, has hopes that the baton idea will be taken up nationally. A victim of tunnel vision herself (unable to see any direction except immediately ahead through strong lenses,) the former lowan has an understandable interest in bringing protection to others with impaired vision. An Edison Distinction wasn't surprised lo learn about it but I hadn't known until recently that the first residence ever lighted by elec- tricily was the boarding house occupied by the inventor Thomas A. Edison at Menlo Park, N.J. Information, Please! 1. Can there ever be a Princess of Wales? 2. What is a harpy? 3. Can the President perform a marriage? 4. Who was "Gentleman Jim"? Answers--1. The consort of the Prince of: Wales is the only woman who can bear that title. 2. In Greek mythology, a foul, malign creature, half woman and half bird. 3. As commander-in-chief of the Army and Navyhe could perform a valid marriage ceremony aboard a warship. 4. Former champion boxer James J. Corbett, who knocked out John L. Sullivan in 1892. Mankind's Water Problem : have concluded that mankind faces no greater/concern as it looks down the corridor of the future than providing ample water to meet its manifold needs., : - ; In this particular area this year, there's an abundance but in the southwest and in the New England states, there has; been a drought of alarming proportions. . Two writers, Nichols and Cotton, discuss this problem most informatively in the current issue of tha National Geographic'Magazine. "Water is ageless and almost indestructible," they point out. "It is one of the few things in Nature that can be used over and over again. We are drinking and using the same water that existed wheu the earth was born." One of the prime water problems is distribution. Few cities were located because of adequate water supplies, and although the average American drinks only about half a gallon of water a day, per capita daily consumption for all domestic, agricultural and industrial purposes amounls to 1,100 gallons--a lot of water to be supplied when millions live close together. Three quarters of the earth's surface is covered by water, most of it salt, and. the liquid in the great ocean reservoirs must go through the natural' process o£ evaporation and precipitation, or some man-devised method of purification, before it is fit to drink again. Man is working hard' to freshen sea water without waiting for the natural process. Some progress has been made, but distillation, steam compression or freezing, while effective, at present are too expensive for large scale operation. A new method of using electrically activated plastic catalysts to draw salts from sea water promises conversion at lower cost, but it has not yet been attempted on a large scale. BOUQUET To DON GILBERT .-- for being appointed chairman of zone 2 of district 9A of Lions Clubs. A past president of the Mason City Lions Club arid an active leader in many of its civic projects, Gilbert is an excellent choice for this larger field of service. Did You Know? ·--'·. Haskin Service . 'EDITOR'S NOTE: Readers uilng this ·4rvice for questions of fuel--not counsel-- ihbuld sign full nme and iddreii ·nd Inclose 3 cents for return poilage. Address The Mason City Globe-Gaietls Information Bureau, MOO Eye Street N. E., Washlnglun r, D.C. f s the name of Abraham Lincoln's YnaternaI grandfather a matter of r*cord? No. His grandmother, Lucy Hanks, migrated with her parents in 1782 from eastern Virginia to the mountainous part of the state. There, soon afterwards, her natural daughter Nancy Hanks was born, who later moved to Kentucky and married Thomas Lincoln, the President's father. Nothing is known of the father of Nancy Hanks, not even his name. The rumor that he was a Virginia aristocrat seems to have been believed by Abraham Lincoln himself. Were any members of the N a v y who'took part in the atomic bomb tests at Bikini h a r m e d by the explosions? No naval personnel suffered illness, death or injury from the atomic bomb blasts at Bikini, Jn July 1946, according to , the .'·' bureau of medicine and surgery of Hhe Navy Department. In making the announcement, Rear Admiral Swanson said that no persons taking part in the atomic bomb tests in the Pacific had ever been on the sick list us a result of the atomic blasts. Which state is the only one that can live with a fence around it? It used lo be said of Missouri that it was the only state that could be entirely self-supporting over any considerable period of time. It is at the crossroads of East and West, nnd of North and South, located as it is on the Missouri River near the geographical center of the United States. Economically, it partakes of the characteristics of all four sections. It is strong agriculturally, including timber, horticulture and livestock/and it has a strong industrial potential. Whether this statement is still true in the complex situation of American life in the 20th'century is of course a matter of opinion. Why is the Tombs so called? Are execution* still held there? This is the name of the city prison in New York City, built on the site of the gibbet used before the Revolution. The Old Tombs building was constructed in 1838 and resembled an ancient Egyptian tomb, which explains its name. The last execution by hanging in Tombs prison occurred on December 16, 1889. ; Is length of life increasing at approximately the same rate among whites and non-w h-i t e t in the United States? At present the life expectancy of Negroes and Indians is increasing at a faster rate than lhat.of the white population. ' Today's Birthday P R I N C E S S M A R G A R E T ROSE, b o r n Aug. 21, 1930, in Glamis Castle, Scotland, home of her g r a n dparents, t h e Earl a n d C o u n t e s s o f Strathmore. This second daughter of the late King George VI became the glamor girl of Buckingham Palace afler her sister, t h e present Queen Elizabeth, w a s m a r r i e d t o Prince Philip. With Sharman Douglas, daughter of the U.S. 'ambassador, Margaret thrilled the night clubs. Who presided over the Security Council of the United Nations in April and May? The presiding officer for the month of April was Prof. Ahmed S. Bokhari, permanent representative of Pakistan. For May it was Selim Sarpcr, permanent representative of Turkey. The chairmanship of the Security Council rotates by member nation, alphabetically in English. Is Silver Spring the second largest city in Maryland? S i l v e r Spring is not a city, since it is unincorporated.' According to an estimate made in 1950, there were 42,300 persons living in the Silver Spring area in Montgomery County, which would make it the second largest community in the state. How many parts are there in * 16-inch screen television set? The number varies with the different makes. There are approximately 570 parts. Mason City Giobe-Gaxett* A LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by lh» GLOBE-GAZETTE .PUBLISHINO COMPANY 121-123 E. State St. Telephone 5800 Entered as second class matter. April 12, 1930. at tho Poitofficc at Mason City, Iow», .under the act of March 3, 1879. J.EE P. I.OOMIS ............ P u b l l i h t r W. EARt, HAU. ....... Manafinr Editor ENOCH A. NOREM ---- Ai.ocl.le Edllor THOR j. JENSEN ......... city Ediior LLOYD L. GEER ..... Adrertlslnr M»r. 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