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February 25, 1954

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 6

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EDITORIALS Morse's Oratory, Leaves % ' ' ' ( - i v f , A No Time for Meditation rpHE principal ;source of Sen. Wayne ' ·*- Morse's growing troubles is so plain that it ought ultimately to be apparent even to him. It's that he TALKS TOO MUCH. The Oregon man is on his feet and spouting so large a part of his 'waking hour's that he just isn't left with :any time 'for thinking. 'Some unfriendly critic\has suggested that Morse gets most of his information by listening to himself talk. His case is reminiscent in at least a mild sort of way of the woman who was almost never without her knitting. "I like to have something to think about while I'm talking," she explained. Maybe the parallel isn't precise Chough because Mr. Morse quite clearly hasn't mastered the art of thinking while he speaks. . HnHE f o r m e r Republican's problems J- 'along this line are pointed up when he takes to the airwaves in an interview with members of the press. In assailing the Eisenhower Administration, he mentioned the failure thus far to reduce taxes or balance the budget. At this point a member of the panel called up the fact that while Morse has been for reducing taxes, he had given vocal support to-nearly every proposal to boost government spending. His reply was so extended and so oblique that by the time he ifinished, everybody had forgotten what the question was. But it's still unanswered. TN the same TV program, "Man of the ·*· Hour," Morse launched out in an attack on the Eisenhower "middle of the road" political philosophy. "That," he smiled triumphantly, "is where all the accidents on our highways occur." "Then he should travel either to the right or the left, shouldn't he ?" inquired one of his inquisitors. After a bit of hemming and hawing, the garrulous Oregon Senator admitted that he had just been indulging in a figure of speech. And he proceeded conveniently to change the subject. He's artistic at that. TT may be that the people of Oregon are '··-satisfied with the'kind of representation they're getting from their glib Senator. But for the average American, the novelty of the human voice has prett}' well disappeared. Outmoded Y Curves "TT7E leave it to the mathematically in- » V clined to figure out how much money has been wasted in Iowa building sweeping Y curves at right angle intersections on our arterial highway system. All we know is that it would be quite considerable. · . ' . - . , And the irony of it is that this setup which was designed to serve the convenience of the motoring public has turned out to be a full-flowered death trap. The only safe arrangement at such an intersection is a full stop from all directions. As a matter of fact, this very item is prompted by an article in the Iowa Falls , Citizen having to do with a Y curve south of that place, where Highway 65 comes into Highway 57. The editorial was an appeal to eliminate the hazard which had resulted in a death a few days previously. These Y curves and the gutters which are, a distinguishing mark of Iowa's pavement constitute the two principal short- ; comings in our highway system. Except for them, it could be contended with a good deal of force that we have pretty much got what we paid for, dollar for dollar and they were honest mistakes. Too Much Suspicion TT'S a matter of much editorial comment J- that the recent expose of the New York charity racket has had an adverse effect on many;deserving causes. Prompted by the report that there was dirty work at the crossroads in a few instances, those seeking an excuse not to give can conclude that they've found it. According to the Russell 'Sage Foundation, top authority on such matters, only about 3 per cent of the ?4 billion given annually to American charities, is misused. That's probably a lower percentage of chance than the individual takes when he seeks Investment forchis money in some dividend-paying venture. It's well^of course,'to- investigate the genuineness'of-.the appeals for your generosity. But don't carry the thing too far. Botk you a n d ' t h e many" good causes worthy of your support will be the losers. COOK BELOW/ SAY AHH! By Buescher IT'S BEEN SAID: The men who succeed best in public life are those who "take the risk of standing by their own convictions.--James A. Garfield. Proponents of inflexible price supports seem to harbor the notion that it's possible to get yourself out of a deep hole by, using the same spade to dig it deeper. History may well demonstrate that the strongest ally we have in our life-and-death struggle with Communism is the host of peoples it now holds enslaved. s . · . . A razor-sharp slicing knife seems to be about the most important equipment in the manufacture of a restaurant ham sandwich. · There will be a lot of slightly used flags for sale the day Hawaii and Alaska are admitted to the Union. ; . More and more it looks as if that old saw would have to be changed to "tempest in a coffee pot." Time itself seems jet-propelled as you older grow. Memo to Motorists: Don't fight a duel with a train! Pros and Gons Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges Too Many Candidates for Governor Spencer Times: Iowa's GOP voters already have eight candidates for governor to choose from in the forthcoming June primary and by the time the March deadline rolls around there may even be more bonnets tossed into the oval. From the standpoint of getting out a large vote there is nothing better than a large field of competitors with different viewpoints and platforms. From strictly a political angle, however, such a situation is not a healthy one. Butter Support Price Waterloo Courier: Benson, of course, is compelled by law to support the major crops at 90 per cent of parity until the end of this year. But the dairy industry has a right to insist that if rigid supports are retained for the major crops that increased supports be'adopted for dairy products. Soviets Expand Trade Iowa City Press-Citizen: It is no secret that the Soviet Union is up to some new tricks, and that expansion of its trade with non-Communist countries is one of the biggest. The recent Russian offer to buy more than §1 billion worth of British equipment is potent evidence. Less Pork, Mere's the Pity Austin Herald: Higher prices on pork are directly attributable to the supply situation. Pork supplies are 20 per cent lower than a year ago, and in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa the percentage of hogs moving to market is even less percentagewise. Jessie Parker's Decision Clear Lake Mirror: Now that these legal questions have been cleared up, it is hoped that the board can get started in construction of the new elementary school so that the children of,the community will have proper and adequate facilities for learning. New Markets at Home Iowa Falls Citizen: About 40 per cent of Iowa's farm people don't drink milk. Another 20 per cent drink only one glass a clay. And then we fuss about developing new markets for our farm products. "Why not start at home? · Making. Social Security Pay Fairmont Sentinel: If we make social security pay its own way, which it eventually should, there will be no cause to ask: "Can. the government afford it?" Editorial of the Day WE MUST SAVE THAT TOP SIX INCHES ·NTASHUA REPORTER: We must save that six 1 ' inches of topsoil! It is generally known that before the white man settled the country, there were nine strong inches of good top soil. Now in that comparatively short space of time it has diminished to six inches. So it behooves us to save those ^few precious inches that stand between us and famine. Floods, winds, erosion, and destructive forest and agricultural practices all play a part in this drama of vanishing topsoil. The success or failure of our struggle to retain this upper layer of soil lies at the. hands of every individual farmer. Each farm or forest area presents a different problem. Each requires different treatment. There is much advice to be had on the subject, but only the individual farmer or owner can do the job, and no one else. Today, with pur better knowledge and improved practices, we .must do everything possible to save that last six inches of topsoil. Remember? 70 YEARS AGO Hugh M. Gilmore left yesterday for Southern California where he will be associated with the Douglas Aircraft Corporation's personnel department in an employe counseling service . . . "The opportunity which has come to join up with the Douglas people lets me become a part of the nation's war effort. That consideration is important in my thinking," he said. 20 YEARS AGO Jay M. Tubbesing was elected president of the North I o w a Builders Exchange at the annual meeting of the organization. Mr. Tubflesing succeeds A. C. Frisk as head of the organization. H. ·M. Knudson was elected vice president; Paul Moen, treasurer, and Ray Paliley and A. C. Frisk were chosen directors. 30 YEARS AGO Delegates began gathering at the courthouse assembly room at an early hour today for the county Republican convention, which opened as the Globe-Gazette is going to press at 11 o'clock ;··...· .The outstanding resolution to be presented to the convention'was one to be introduced by Arthur Feeney, endorsing Hanford MacNider for delegate at large to the national Republican convention. 40 YEARS AGO , · CHICAGO--Women voters of Chicago cast their first ballots at the primary election for the nomination of aldermanic candidates today. As candidates, as voters :and as election officials, women played an important part in the election, the first in the city since the passage of the equal suffrage act by the last Legislature. Observing To Your Health ! Roving Reporter ANTIBIOTICS MAY AFFECT TONGUE THE FIRST DATE By Herman N. Bundesen, M. D. B LACK tongue is one of the unusual diseases being emphasized by the use of antibiotic drugs. Although black tongue does' occur, the antibiotic drugs are now one of its major stimuli; it is rarely due to other causes. The usual offenders are the antibiotics, chloramphenicol, terramycin, and aurep- ~ imycin. However, peilicillin has been known to be at I fault in many instances. This malady usually de| velops quite slowly. There are no symptoms I except a black coloring to the tongue. Although the I cause for this color is not known, it is most probably B. BENDESEN due to the growth of certain color-producing bacteria on the tongue. The disorder is harmless, but usually causes a great deal of anxiety and worry. In most instances in the past, black tongue disappeared by, itself in the course of months or years; Recently, it has been shown that the same newer drugs that now produce black tongue can be of help in curing it. Prolonged local application of certain antibiotics to the normal tongue produces a black tongue at first and, as treatment progresses, the black coating disappears and the tongue becomes red, smooth, and tender. In those cases that are not due to the antibiotics, the prolonged use of these drugs can also effect a cure. It was found that up to 10 per cent of the patients who were given the above-mentioned antibiotic drugs had - a discolored tongue after one week of treatment. When these drugs are given in the form of lozenges or taken' locally,' the discoloration appeared in three to five days. At first, the treatment was discontinued, but then it was noted that if the treatment was used for a prolonged period, the black tongue disappeared anyway. Question and Answer Mr. A. D.: What causes a thrombosis in the legs and can it be helped? , Answer: An injury, poor blood movement, varicose veins, or inactivity can cause the blood to form clots or thrombosis in the legs. This condition can be helped by rest and treatment with certain drugs that "thin out" the blood. f THEY'LL DO IT EVERY TIME By Saul Pett ( f o r Hal Boyle) N EW YORK W)--A charming $600 tax exemption I know recently had her first date. We'd better call this girl Jane since . that isn't her name. But as she is now 11 and knows her rights, her father can no longer write so freely. She might sue for invasion of privacy. Most girls in her class went to the square dance in the school gym with other girls. But Jane was invited by a real, live boy, name of David, age 12. "And what's more," she said, "he's paying the 35 cents for my ticket." For years, Jane has been a willing target for any dollar diplomat. By way of preparation, she fought for and won a new, full, quilted skirt "that twirls out in a heavenly way." She fought for and lost a pair of silk stockings. She asked for and got 50 cents to buy David a soda after the dance "since it's only fair." On the big day, she had her hair washed and set and for the first time in her life tolerated the curlers long enough to make order out of chaos. An hour before David's scheduled arrival, she was fully dressed and shining like a new queen. With royal majesty, she. refused to let any but herself peek through the front window curtains to see who was coming up the front walk. David was a solid young man with curly blond hair and smart, navy pea jacket. Remembering my own self-consciousness at his age, I resolved to set him at ease. "I'm very glad to meet you," he said, and shook my hand with startling firmness. I was about to mention the Dodgers' chances this year, when David, looking me squarely in the eye, inquired about my health, my odd jobs around the house and in no time at all had me at my ease. As they were leaving, Jane's mother asked somewhat timidly, I thought, ''What time can we expect you back?" "About ten," David said. At 10:08 I just happened to notice, they returned. David said, so long, and Jane said, so long and "Gee, I had a wo-o-onderful time!" There was something- so direct and fresh about their goodnights.'How long, I thought sadly, will it take before she learns to be devious, to say not quite what she means? Two days later, it was all over. David wanted to buy her stamp collection but Jane thought the offered price was outrageously low. They still aren't speaking, and f keep worrying that Jane keeps worrying that he never really loved her for herself but had his eyes, all along, on that stamp collection. WHEN TME MISSUS WAMTED TO TAKE HOME TOE LEFTOVERS FOR T^E CAT-UMBRAGE BLEW MIS UMBRELLA .'.' By Jimmie Hatlo ELL^SAID LEFTOVERS WERE TAKEN HOME A WVAy-'AND WHO LAID IWTO 1WEM? GtVB A LOOK .' 7 THE CHICKEN WAS DELICIOUS BUT X COULDMT EAT rrXLL"*GOUt-D X 'VHAVE A BAG TO I V TAKE IT HOME TO My CAT ? WHV DOM'T YOU ETTA GARBAGE CAS AMD GO AROUMD TO ALL THE TABLES?! WMV DON'TCMA 50 IM AMD SWEEP UP THE KITCUEW 7i OF ALL. TME"-- GEDOODA MERE]'. CHICKEN BONESAlNYfe GOOD FOR CATS/.' I 1 GAVE YOU SOME MILK,DIDN'T I? Is Polio's Doom Sealed? presume it's too 'much to . expect but there are those who believe that the new vaccine now being developed on the large scale will make crippling poliomyelitis a thing of the past. Under the sponsorship of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, a million second grade school children arc to be vaccinated i n ' t h e months ahead. The in- hoculaliens, according to a writer in Better Homes ., Gardens, will answer these questions: , 1. Docs the v a c c i n e, under natural conditions, cause the tor- ation of enough antibodies to prevent paralytic polio? 2. How long will tins hoped-for immunity last against the three polio viruses? The inventor of the vaccine, Dr. Jonas E. Salk of the University of Pittsburgh, is confident that the widespread testing will prove that the vaccine is an effective preventive. Another Bum Prophet can imagine that Califor- mans got a chuckle out of a 100-year-old report given by an army officer in the war department concerning the Colorado River area now included in Hoover Dam: "The region last explored is, of course, altogether valueless. It can be approached only from the south, and after entering it there is nothing to do but leave. Ours was the first, and doubtless will be the last, party of whites to visit the profit- Jess locality." Except for that "profitless locality" in question, Southern Californians today would face their future with forebodings of parched lawns and desert dust. · About a Pair of Words have been running through |£thc reports of some legislative committees and in each of them, sooner or later, I encounter the expression: "The available data is inadequate, etc." And I wondered if I had been wrong all these years in my assumption that the word data is the plural of datum. My report: The dictionary is on my side. Common usage, however, may give sanction to the error just as it seems to be doing to the pronunciation of "address." Some of the later dictionaries are permitting the accent on the first syllable. But there's still no such word in my own book! One Thar Twain DID Say offer this service for the ^ benefit of those who \vant to credit s b m e clever weather saying to thal;king ot all American humorists, .Mark Twain. The Missourian didn't originate that comment about everybody talking about'the weather but nobody doing anything; about it. Charles Dudley Warner of the Hartford, Conn., Courant was the author of that gem of wit. But Mark Twain 'DID say: "If you don't like the New England weather, just wait a minute." And I'm sure" there would be no valid objections if you should want to apply it to Iowa weather. Parking Meters for England w s e e by the papers that p England's f i r s t parking ^ meters--imported from the' U. S. for ?89.(iO apiece--arc about to be installed at Leicester, Fifty of the meters have been bought for use there. Charge will be a six pence coin for Britons to park their cars two hours. The amount is about the same as seven cents in American money. Information, Please! 1. What was the relationship between King George V of England, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and Czar Nicholas II of Russia? 2. In mythology, who was the maiden loved by "CupLd?" 3. What is the meaning of the Latin phrase, "Persona non grata?" 4. What is a Zouave? 5. In theatrical parlance, what is a "Tom Show?" Answers--1. First cousins. 2. "Psyche." 3. A person who'is not acceptable. 4. A member of a French light infantry corps, originally formed from the Algerian tribe of that'name and retaining ils Oriental uniform; also a member of certain Union regiments during the Civil War. 5. An Uncle Tom's Cabin theatrical company. BOUQUET To GARNER AMERICAN .LEGION AUXILIARY AND MASON CITY HIGH SCHOOL-- for having been named recipients of the 1953 Freedom Awards of the Freedoms Foundation. 'These two were among eight Iowa individuals, and organizations to receive the annual award announced at a special George Washington Birthday ceremony at Valley Forge, Pa. Did You Know? fz*f\ The Haskin Service EDITOR'S NOTE: Rc»dcrs ujint this service for questlnns or fact--RDI nnun- set--should sign full n a m e and aildrcss anil Inclojo a cenlj f o r return postige. Address The Mason City C'.lobc-Citclto I n f o r m a t i o n U u r e a u , i:W) Eye Street N.E., Washlnjlon 5. D.C. What is the name of the fishes that are said to kiss? The Kissing Gouramis, which are natives of Malaya, Borneo, and Java but which can be seen in some aquariums in this country. The kiss may last as long as 25 minutes. Students of animal behavior have not yet explained its significance. How is the po)lo v«ecin« produced? The three types of polio virus are grown on living kidney or other tissues which are taken from monkeys and kept alive in test tubes. Later, these tissues are clarified and purified. The live virus is then killed. Making the vaccine is an exacting process and about three months are required for a single batch. Are there any Jewish sects today t h a t strictly observe the Sabbath according to ancient laws? Strictly orthodox Jews still do so. They will not transact business, touch money, write, tear paper, smoke, use the telephone, travel, or carry anything on the Sabbath. In some cases the handkerchief is pinned to- tlie garments and thereby regarded as part of the clothing and not something carried. Why Is there a discrepancy at the and of the year between the income tax withheld from salary and the total amount of tax due? Salary 'withholding is based on a 20 per cent rate which is approximate and does not always subtract the full amount'of the tax. An employe; may request his employer, in writing, to withhold more than the required 20 per cent of bis salary. Sometimes the amount withheld is greater than the tax due. In this case the taxpayer gets a refund. Is it true that when a honeybee stings you it usually loes Its stinger and soon dies? Yes, it is true. The barbed sting holds fast in the flesh, and the tip of the bee's abdomen and the two poison glands are torn off. · · · · · ,, , . . ·: ;·;. :,·., · . Did Christopher Columbus set foot on any territory that Is now a part of m« United States? The only land under the U.S. flag on which Columbus set foot Is Puerto Rico. Columbus reached there on Nov. 19, 1493, during his second voyage. 'Who was the doctor who discovered that brushing the teeth after each meal helps to cut down tooth decay? Dr. Leonard S.Fosdlck of Northwestern' University. About three years ago he stated that decay could be" reduced 60 per cent by brushing the tcclh immediately after meals. Today's Birthday B E R T B E L L , born Feb. 25, 1894, in Philadelphia, son o£ a district attorney. Commisisoncr of the National Football L e a g u e since 1946, ho is credited with b r i n g ing together and consolidating . All- America ' Conf e r e n c e and NFL in 1 0 4 9 . Former P e n n g r i d star a n d backfield coach, BERT BELL he once owned · · · ; · · a n d coached the pro Philadelphia Eagles. Later became -president of Pittsburgh Steelers. Recently signed new 15- year contract as league head. What art social insects? They are those which live in.communi- tieS and have differentiated forms or castes, such as bees, wasps, ants, and termites, The current best-selling novtl, "Desiree," does not tell what be- c a m e of the heroine after she was crowned Queen of Sweden. Did she- survive her husband? She survived both h e r h u s b a n d Charles X I V John (the former Marshal Bernadotte) and her son Oscar I, and lived to see her grandson Charles XV ascend the throne, Desiree stayed in Sweden after 1823, and died in 1860. How many children his Mme. Pandit, the new president of the- U.N. General Assembly? She has three daughters; also four grandchildren. Ma ion City Globe-Goz«tte '··'' A LEE NEWSPAPER Inu*d Every" W«elc Day by Uia GLOBE-GAZETTE PUBLISHING COMPANY ; 121-123 E. StaU St. Tel«phon« 3800 Entered ai leconri clan matter. April 12, 183(1, at the PostoHlce at Mason City; Iowa, under the act of March 3, 1«70. I-EE P. LOOMIS - - - - ... .... .'. Publisher W. EAXL HALL .....:.,... Kdltor ENOCH A. N O R K M - - - - A n o c t a l « Editor THOU i. JENSEN .......... city EdKor I.IOTD L. OEER ..... Adrtrtlilltz Mjtr. K. N. KOEICK Ant. BndneM Mir. 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