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EDITORIALS Now We Know That War Is No Push-Button Proposition D ECISION to q u i t m a n u f a c t u r i n g the B-36 "superbombcr" calls up some extremely interesting history, and all of it, within easy memory. Less Hi an a half ( years ago thai giant plane was presented to the American public as a symbol of the push-button war to come. By lo»# range f l i g h t , Hie H-35 was to carry its cargo of atomic bombs to the remotest corners of t h e earth and work havoc against the enemy. It followed t h a t there would be scant need, if indeed any need whatever, for Army and Navy, outmoded vestiges of the warfare methods of yesteryear. It was a beautiful dream--just that-a b e a u t i f u l pipcdream. T HE Korean police action has been under way well over two years. No ti-'.'S has ever been used in that theater. W h y ? They would be like sitting ducks for cither ground ack-ack or enemy f i g h t e r planes. It's no secret that losses of B-29s, predecessor of the B-JK5, have been inordinately high. Their d a y l i g h t use has been discontinued. In contrast, ciirricr-baHOd planes have been used with pronounced effectiveness. T HE B-3(J fantasy was in fullest flower at the lime Louis Johnson had' his brief hour of glory. Remember how by summary order he stopped work on a super-carrier at Newport News ? Remember how soothing it was to hear from the man charged with m a i n t a i n i n g our national defense that we didn't need to spend even as much as $15 billion a year ? We put our reliance in the B-'5G planes, built at a coat of about $3 million apiece. A LL that's over now. We're- off t h e ·**· o p i u m pipe and back to realities. , We've learned the hard way--and the expensive way--that war in the f u t u r e , like wars of the past, call for strength in nil arms. That means carrier ships (and two big ones are in the works). It means a strong Air Force. It means an adequate Army. Push-button war is for the comic, strips and the distant future. War is still war. "Family Size" Farms TTERE'S w h a t happens when a g l i b po- ·*··*· Jitical promise -- even one repeated thousands of times -- runs up against an cxorablc trend: A U.S. Bureau of! Agricultural Economics report shows that the so-called "family farm"--from 10 to .180 acres--lias declined from 4,976,000 to 15,620,000 in the past generation. This is a drop.of more t h a n 2f per cent. During the same period, the n u m b e r ot! farms from 180 to .1,000 acres has increased slightly, and the number of f a r m s J,000 acres and over has increased from G7,000 to n6,000. This is an increase in I he "corporate farm" classification of 73 per cent. All this has been happening at a time when the politicians and their dupes were rending the air with t h e i r ' o r a t o r y a b o u t the sacredness of the "family size" f a r m . It's been the No. 1 agricultural plank in the Democratic platform. In the day of mechanized farming- larger farms arc as inevitable as tomorrow's sun. Let's not be kidded f u r t h e r on I his point. Let's look at the facts of life. A Left-Wing Captive T)Y t a k i n g on Wilson Wyatt as his cam- J-^paign manager, A d l a i Stevenson tilled the scales in favor of the left-winger and against the Dixiccrats whose votes t h e Democrats court t h i s your. Wyatt is in a class w i t h Oscar Ewing as a new dealer and f a i r dealer. He's for FEPC and he's convinced that the government can do most things better than private enterprise can. That's written into his record. More than that Wilson Wyatt is t h e bellwether of A D A , the l e f t - w i n g o u t f i t that insisted on p u r g i n g the Democratic party of its conservative elements in the South. The so-called "loyally oath" w h i c h split the Chicago convention down the center was born at an ADA conclave. The writer of these lines was denied a d m i t t a n c e as a reporter to that particular meeting in the Congress hotel. Was Wilson Wyatt at that meeting? This question has more t h a n an academic interest for Democrats residing below the Mason-Dixon line. LOOKOUT^ BELOW/ POLL WEEVIL TROUBLE By Cargill IT'S B K E N SATO: Earth changes, but thy soul and God stand sure.--Robert Browning. For millions of Americans Nov. l this year is going to afford an opportunity U VOTK for the m a n they would APPOINT to the presidency if that power were at their c o m m a n d . Adlal's suggestion l h a t w h a t is needed "in a refreshing and revitalizing of personnel" in official Washington must h a v e chilled some m i n k covered spines. A distressingly large n u m b e r of motorists harbor the m i s t a k e n notion that "slow down" and "slop" arc synonyms. The Chicago Tribune* rjuite obviously, is still t r y i n g to bring about the nomination of Sen. Robert A. Taft. A man in (he dumps, suggests the .sage of G r a f ton, may only be looking for the old hat his wife threw a w a y . Political note from a r n i n k : "The only t h i n g we have lo /cnr /« fur itself." A n t h o n y 'Eden did the n e a r e s t thing tn it. He married his boss' niece. Memo to K a r m w i v e s : Elrokcn legs g a t h e r no eggs! Pros and Cons Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges S o c i a l i s t Obstructionism Austin Herald: As everybody should know by this time, powerful groups w i t h i n the A d m i n i s t r a - tion are hell-bent to put the g o v e r n m e n t -- a t the t a x p a y e r ' s expense--neck-deep into the electric power business, oven when h i g h l y - t a x e d , p u b l i c l y regulated investor-osvncd enterprise is 100 per cent able and w i l l i n g to u n d e r t a k e needed new developments. For S«IMmprov«ment Iowa ['"alls Citizen: The Toastmastcrs' Club is getting up steam in lown Falls. Its m e m b e r s meet for the sole purpose ot i m p r o v i n g their in- d i v i d u a l abilities to think ami speak on their feel. They don't try to .save anyone's cause--but their own. Th« Democratic Viewpoint Davenport Democrat; November is a long way o f f , but if present i n d i c a t i o n s arc borne out the strong, chill winds of t h a t month seem likely to blow Hill Heardslcy out of the governor's chair. Th» Farm Family Works »i Unit G a r n e r Leader: One of t h e i n f l u e n c e s important to strengthening f a m i l y life is for all members of the f a m i l y to be assets In it. Take a look at the f a r m f a m i l y at this t i m e of year and sec real f a m i l y action in action. Lucky Charles City Charles City Press: Charles City is l u c k y . M i n - neapolis has spent thousands of. dollars t r y i n g to get a trickle of water over the M i n n e l i a l i a Fulls. All the while Cedar R i v e r ' g u s h e s f a i t h f u l l y over the M a i n Street clam. Canadian Dollar Eagle Grove Eagle; And w h a t a k i c k those Canadians get out of telling the A m e r i c a n tourist that his dollar is not as good as the Canadian dollar anymore. Editorial of the Day S U P E R V I S O R S G E T "BLESSING" TDKLMOND INDEPENDENT: while no objce- - 0 lions to t h e 1053 Wright County budget estimate were registered at the hearing held on Monday ot last week at the courthouse, it was signi- f i c a n t t h a t members of the Wright County Taxpayers Protective Committee were on hand to give the budget t h e i r blessing--just as they were present a year ago to take issue with the originally proposed buclgcl for 1952. It's a healthy stale of a f f a i r s t h a t representative taxpayers should be as ready to commend and approve efforts of their elected officials as to criticize and find f a u l l . For one thing we owe it to our o f f i c i a l s to be interested not only in placing them in office, but also to keep ourselves as well informed a.s possible in regard to how they are performing their duties. Certainly, if their constituents never have a word to say about how elected officers arc con- d u c t i n g t h e i r jobs, those officers have a perfect right to assume t h e y ' r e doing "OK." Except for the occasional out-and-out scalawag who gets into office now and then, the very large m a j o r i t y of our elected o f f i c i a l s try more or less conscientiously to meet the demands of I heir offices to the very best ot Iheir ability. \Ve not only arc doing an i n j u s t i c e lo ourselves but to t h e m , too. when we elect 'cm and forget 'em. A f t e r all, any of us in private, business quickly get "told" by our customers if they think we're "off base;" and often we profit by it. Public officials should get -- anil should w a n t -- the same t r e a t m e n t . Remember? 10 Y E A R S AGO Lyle F. K r v i n . f i r e m a n f i r s t class on a s u b m a - rine in !he Pacific, lin.s received a note of commendation from R e a r A d m i r a l T. Withers, submarine c o m m a n d e r of the P a c i f i c Fleet, and an i n d i v i d u a l notation from the c o m m a n d i n g officer of his ship for the p a r t he played in the destroying of an enemy freighter while his ship was on war patrol. 20 Y E A R S AGO Mrs. Lucy .loslin, 7-1, took her first a i r p l a n e ride in (he Riant tri-motorctt Ford transport plane of the Flying Service of Minneapolis and Wisconsin Rapids. M r s . Joslin went up with her g r a n d d a u g h t e r , Elsie Friend, 420 14th N.E. Two hundred t h i r t y - s e v e n boys, members of Oildners' Boys' Club, gathered in East Park today for t h e i r a n n u a l picnic. 30 Y E A R S AGO North Iowa hootch s t i l l holds first place as the cause of (lie m a j o r i t y of arrests m a d e by police. For t h e month of J u l y , Chief of Police Tom Lock reports 40 arrests for d r u n k e n n e s s , 2 for liquor nuisance. 19 for speeding on Mason City pavements, 1 /or carrying a concealed weapon, two lor larceny and four for disturbing the peace. 40 Y E A R S AGO With the railroads spending thousands of dollars in Ibis city and with people demanding more houses in order that they may have a place to live when coming to Mason City, there is not the .shadow of a doubt about Ihe fulure growth of Mason City. . . . C r a n d View Addition makes an Monl p l a c e for i n v e s t i n g in a house. Observing To Your Health! Roving Reporter S O M K B A N ' D A C E S NOT N E E D E D By H e r m a n N. B u n d e s e n , M. D. C1RST aid for cuts or wounds often calls for a *· b a n d a g e or dressing. Experience has t a u g h t us, however, lhat such i n j u r i e s do not always have the best chance to heal if we keep them bandaged loo long. Often, it is better to leave a cut or wound open to (lie air. An injured animal uses this treatment when it keeps its wound open and cleans it by licking. This may h a v e something to do w i t h the interesting fact t h a t wounds in ani- m a l s tend to heal more rapidly and with less infection t h a n in m a n . M a n y surgeons have taken this hint, and leave wounds u n b a n d a g e d , even following an operation. They point out that instead of protecting the wound against germs and bacteria, a b a n d a g e may tend to m a k e the wound a "test lube" for growing a n y germs that happen to gel into it. It is pos- I siblc for a bandage to produce | just the kind 'of damp, dark, moist living conditions that I germs breed in. DR. IIUNDESKN Even iii skin g r a f t i n g , where bandages are the rule, m a n y of the bandages used ape unnecessary, according to the foregoing line of. thought. One doctor has reported over 300 surgical cases without bandages which showed no d a n g e r of infection. Sometimes, it is a good idea to leave on dressings for short periods of t i m e , perhaps 24 hours after an injury; in most cases, they are not needed any longer than this. There is u s u a l l y less infection if dressing and bandages are not applied. The open-air treatment is also helpful in preventing unsightly sears, such as those on the face. Doctors have noticed that f a c i a l scars from severe cuts and injuries heal much more neatly without bandages, and arc less visible after healing. Of course, this does not mean that dressings should never be used. A bandage is often the only thing that will keep a s m a l l child from sticking his fingers into a wound or getting it unnecessarily dirty. Unconscious patients, such as those recovering from an anesthetic should have their wounds protected by bandages. It is also helpful to band- ago injuries t h a t would be repulsive to other people, so the patient can get around, and perhaps out of doors, while the wound is healing. Questions and Answers L. M , : I had an appendectomy about five years ago. For the past six months [ have had a constant pain over the site-of the operation. Can you tell me w h a t causes this? A n s w e r : Mnsi l i k e l y you havr. d e v e l o p e d »ome adhc.itnn* anil icar tltme* vhere the a p p e n d i x wax r e m o v e d . In moit cases, such pain ilf.iappear.i ** time pastel. NOT AN AVERAGE FAMILY By Hal Boyle of the AP ·KjEW YORK (M -- When Wilbur Feeble came ·^ home from work, his wife, Trellis Mae, met him in cold resentful silence. "What's troubling you, my little chickadee?" he asked playfully. "Somebody put sand in your bird seed?" "I'll tell you what's w r o n g," Trellis Mae said. "You lied to me--that's what!" "Lied to you?" replied Wilbur, wondering like any husband which lie she meant. "How? When?" ''About our finances." "Well, what about our finances?" "Remember when I wanted that fur coat last y e a r ? It was a wonderful b a r g a i n for $1,000," said Trellis Mae. "But you said no, we couldn't, afford it." "We couldn't then," said Wilbur stubbornly, "and we can't now." "How much did you make last year?" demanded his wife. "I made $5,200 after paying taxes," said Wilbur. "And we saved S500. But if \ve had bought t h a t 51,000 fur coat I'd be owing the $500, instead of h a v i n g it in the bank for a rainy day." Trellis Mae shook her head at that. "What I w a n t to know is--are we or arc we not as good as the average A m e r i c a n f a m i l y ? " she said. "Of course we arc," said Wilbur. "Why?" "We'll, I read in the newspaper that a government report showed the average American family earned $4,300 last year, but spent $4,700. If the average f a m i l y can afford to spend $400 a year more than it earns, why can't we afford to spend §500 more than we earned? You make more than the average man." "But, honey," objected Wilbur. "Can't you see we're better off. Instead ot owing $500, we have $500." "You m e a n the bank has the $500--and I don't have my fur coat," said Trellis Mac. "The more money you owe the better off you are. Anybody knows that." "[ don't see how y o u -- " began Wilbur uneasily. "Well, take France," inlerruptcd his wife. "Is France an average country or is it not?" "I suppose jna could say that Franco Is--." "Now l a k e Ihr Uulleil Slates. Ii the Unlled SIMes i w e a l t h y rounlrj?" "Vei. hut--." "Never mind l h a l . Who o w e s more--France or the United SUtoi?" "The United States, of courie. liul ." "Wr.ll. la the United Stales h e l l e r off than France or not?" .tald TrcllU Mae t r i u m p h a n t l y . "Doesn't thnt prove the more jou owe the better off you are? And wouldn't we he n a i l e r off, too. If I hail lhat fur coal?" A gUied look came Inlo Wilbur's eye«. NumblJ he gat up, n-alkeri Into the kitchen, turned the cold w a l e r faucet on a j hard as he could, Ihen hent over and pul hli aching head under the cooling torrent. "Son- w h a t are TOU tfoliir. illlj?" atked Trellfj M a e . "Tr/lur to d r j mr hair." he said. "Vou don't make seine." Trellis Mae said. "Neither do you." laid Wilbur, "But I donht If I ' l l e v e r be able In e i p l a l n wbjr." A U. S. S. Iowa Honor feel a special pride in the . 4 performance of the crew ^ of the U.S.S. IOWA in connection with it contribution of $12,173 for the Navy's own charity, the Navy Relief, which cares for the families of men who are in need. This compares with the top battleship contribution last year of $2,000. While actively operating against the enemy in Korean waters, a campaign of a most unusual character was staged under the leadership of the Iowa's two fine chaplains, Catholic and Protestant. Each unit strove to outdo all others and m a n y unusual devices were employed to bring in the cash. . Prizes for top contributors included being served Sunday breakfast in bed by a chaplain; having a bunk made up for a month; taking a bath in the famous F. D. Roosevelt bathtub in the captain's quarters; special trip ashore in captain's gig; pressing the firing key for a round from the 16-inch guns. But one suggestion had lo be turned down by Capl.'W. R. Smedberg I IF. Two Texans offered $100 apiece if the ship would fly the Confederate flag alongside the U.S. and U.N. colors during the next bombardment. That had to be declared "out of bounds!" According to report from Washington headquarters, the 1952 Iowa total of $12,173 is not only the largest donation received from any ship this year but the largest contribution on record. And it happened on a marvelous ship bearing the proud name of IOWA! Last November I cruised for a week with that Iowa crew (San Pedro to Pearl Harbor) and I'm willing to go along with Capt. Smedbcrg, being transferred now to another c o m m a n d , that no ship ever boasted a finer personnel, officers and men. Information, Please! 1. What is supposed lo be Ihe evolutionary predecessor of the elephant? 2. Name Oliver Goldsmith's most noted literary works'.' 3. W h a t f a m o u s novel by Theodore Dreiser was based upon an actual murder case? 4. Name four of the six pieces used in the game of chess. 5. What athletic event (no longer held) required almost 150 hours of continuous action? Answers--1. The m a m m o l h , also the mastodon. 2. She Stoops to Conquer, The Deserted Village, The Vicar of Wakefield. 3. An American Tragedy. 4. King, queen, bishop, rook or castle, knight, pawn. 5. A six-day bicycle race. ^^9 ·^·^^·^^·W ^w ^^M ^Liw H^PM*WI*^V^M THEY'LL DO IT EVERY TIME By Jimmy Hotlo LIABILITY HUMORED?. 1 MAS U!T IrJSURArJCE OOM9WIES TOO! WE. SIMPLY HAD TO HIKE TME RATES- BUT OJLY SLK5HTLY- . .MEM THE 'MEW AUTO !MSUr?AMCE RATES HIT FREMD THE. WALLET ME BLEW MIS ROOF-- WHY ARE WE HEMMIM AUD HAWING ABOUT WHO CAUSED THE ACClOErJT? INSUSAMCE ARE BETTER HEELED THAM FORT KMOX.' LET'S GIVE THE PLANTIFF $SOO,OOO AMD THEM WE CAM ALL GO HOA1E-- UT-UE CAti'T SEE THE COMMECTlort WM04 ME'S JURY FOREAMrJ CM A COLLISION CASE AMD WANTS TO GIVE AWAY THE cavtPAMV, BUILDINI6 ALL -- AMD XX TIP Of THE HATLO HAT TO 551 C.\STL£TOI 4vt,' About Air Stewardesses do a good bit of flying and ' w a s interested in some statistical information put out recently*by United Airlines about I he almosl 800 stewardesses who brighten that company's cabins. 72 per cent are from west of the Mississippi. 21 per cent are from California alone. 25 years is the average age. 83 per cent attended college. '10 per cent have degrees. 11 per cent have had nurses training. 6 per cent are registered nurses. 45 per cenl of the ex-coeds joined sororities. 91 per cent had previous business jobs. 3 years is average length of service ( D a n Cupid steps in usually.) United stewardesses must be single, 21 to 27 years old, five feet two to five feet seven inches tall, m a x i m u m weight 135 pounds. In lieu rf a registered nurse certificate, two years of college or three years of business experience can be substituted. United's Cheyenne, Wyo., training school this year will be attended by 350 girls. BOUQUET To THE MASON CITY EXECUTIVES CLUB--for having before it an excellent program of speakers in the season ahead, starting with. Dr. David Dressier Oct. 29. The five speakers booked for the 195253 season make up one of the best programs of the club's seven years here. Did You Know? Haskin Service Knrron's NOTK: Rtaiier* uniur thli s e r v i c e for questions of fact--not counsel--should sign full Hiime and address nnd Inclose 3 cents for return postage. Adilreiis The Mison City Globe-Gazelle I n f o r m a t i o n Bureau. i:ilK Eye Street N. E.. Washington 3, D.C. Whert did Washington deliver his f a r e w e l l a d d r e s s ? Washington never read the address in public. ]t was printed in "Claypoolc's American Daily Advertiser," Philadelphia, Sept. 19, 1796. How l a r g e is the Mississippi River's watershed? It comprises 1,24-1,000 square miles and is equal to ·!! per cent of the area of the United States. What is t u m b l i n g weed? This n a m e is given to any coarse annual weed, such as Russian thistle, in which the plant branches into a globular form, and in the fall breaks off at the roots and rolls with the wind. What is the n a m e for the ropes that h a n g down at tunnels or bridges o v e r r a i l r o a d tracks? W h a t is their purpose? These waterproof ropes or brass wires are called telltales. They are used to warn t r a i n m e n riding on the tops of freight cars that the train is approaching an overhead obstruction, such as a bridge or tunnel. There are 17 telltales, spaced six inches apart, suspended above each track. The bottom of each telltale is 12'A inches below the line of overhead obstruction. Are there any penguin: in the A r c t i c regions? Penguins a r c strange birds of the Antarctic regions and are not found in the northern hemisphere. One species inhabits the Galapagos Islands. What does it cost a m a j o r league club to provide b a s e b a l l s for the season's games? Recently it was reported that the cost of balls amounts lo about $6,000 a year. In w h a t year was F l a g Day f i r s t observed? In 1877, the government requested all public buildings lo fly the national flag on .Tune 14, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of its adoplion. What is the number of authorized automobile dealers in the United States? According to the Automobile M a n u f a c t u r e r s Association, in 1951 there were 43,115 passenger car dealers in the United States. W h e r e is R u d y a r d K i p l i n g buried? Kipling is buried in Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey, London, between the graves of Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy. How soon after a house is built · re the w a l l s and floor of a cellar ready for painting? Concrete water paint can be put on the walls and floor of a cellar at any time. Oil paints should not be put on for a year, or until the house has gone through a heating season. Rubber p a i n t s may be put on slightly sooner. Today's Birthday E L M E R W I L L I A M ENGSTROM, born Aug. 25, 1901, in Minneapolis, son of a power-plant engineer. A leader in Ihe d e v e lopment of color Icle- vision, Dr. Engstrom is electronics engineer and vice president in charge o£ the RCA laboratories division. Upon his g r a d.u a t ion froin the Uni- OR. E . K EMGSTRCM vci'sity of Min- ncsota, E n g - slrom joined the radio engineering department of General Electric, which later was taken over by RCA. Why are cakes made with butt e r m i l k or sour milk u s u a l l y lighter than those made with sweef milk? This is because the lactic acid in these milks softens the gluten, that part of the flour which causes toughness in baked products. P l e a s e describe th« a p p e a r a n c * of the m e t a l u r a n i u m . Uranium is white, resembles silver in appearance and, like silver, tarnishes on exposure to the air. It is much heavier than silver, a one-inch cube weighing more than hal£ a pound. Where did the Ginkgo tree originate? In prehistoric times it was widely distributed but seems U have survived only in Ihe O r i e n t . It has been cultivated since a n c i e n t t i m e s in China and Japan in temple gardens and the fruit eaten only on holy days. Mason City Globe-Gazette A LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by the GLOBE-GAZETTE PUBLISHING COMPANY 121-123 E. Stnlo St. Telephone. 3800 tn£, ntcre L as scco " d class matter, April 12, 19.10. at the Fostofflcc at Mason City, Iowa, under the act of March 3, 1879. . P u b l i s h e r -'"'-"city Krfllnr Adrertljlny Mrr. Monday August 25, 1952 M K M R E n ASSOCIATED I'HESS Mh,rl» I?nn i ^ C i y cnmlc '' to "*· 'or republlca- iion of all local news printed In this n e w s - P«pcr .is well a , MI A P ncws c l i s n n t c h c j SUBSCRIPTION RATES 1 v£°r m Etlmon Delivered by Carrier SIIUJ .30 But "jr in.ui i year t m n n ly mall 6 monlhs .... $1 s'?2 »y rarrler per week City ' Kdition only .23 «month's"

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