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Mason City, Iowa
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Saturday, February 27, 1954
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EDITORIALS When s You Becbma Part of the Great Red Cross rpHROUGHOUT the land Sunday will be ·f- Red Cross day. It will mark the formal opening of the 1954 Red Cross campaign for members and funds although in a numb e r of places, including .Cerro Gordo County, the effort Is already well under way.' ' , . . , ' ' , . " v: . . . ' It's appropriate that this observance phould follow immediately on Brotherhood Week because the spirit of true brotherhood among men is nowhere better exemplified than in the Red Cross. It's people helping people---across the street, across the nation, across the world. Wherever the Red Cross is at work-- \vherever the shattered lives and homes of disaster victims are r e b u i l t ; wherever emergency help is given to servicemen, . veterans, or their families; wherever a drowning person is rescued and revived; wherever blood saves lives--you are there, for you are the Red Cross. Your time, your energy, your money make Red.Cross service possible. In the words of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, "People, and only people, matter." These words give strength and vitality and unified purpose to the Red Cross. In plain terms this means that there are 100 Red Cross volunteers to every paid Red Cross worker. Membership in the Red Cross is open to everyone in the United States, regardless of race, creed, or color. BELOW No Better Words to Describe 'Brotherhood' helping h a n d of the Red Cross reached out to assist 117,200 servicemen at military posts and hospitals each month of last year. It collected 4,121,200 pints of blood--life-giving blood for servicemen and civilians, blood that prevented or modified polio when processed into gamma globulin. During 1952-53 you, through the Red Cross, a i d e d an average of one person every five minutes among those suffering disaster injury or loss; three of you Red Cross volunteers were on duty each minute of the year to provide Red Cross services to your neighbors; and, you spent $164 · every one of those minutes to meet human needs--an incredible record of good deeds. , You taught people, young and old, last · year, too. Three of every five pupils enrolled in elementary and secondary schools received basic lessons in volunteer service for others through Junior Red Cross programs in the schools. One among every 75 persons in the United States last year received a certificate upon completion of a Red Cross training course, and one among every six persons received some kind of Red Cross assistance or training. "\T7HEN you join the Red Cross, you ' V identify yourself with each individual act of mercy'that this organization performs anywhere in the world. · This year's national Red Cross goal is 585,000,000 and 30,000,000 members. The Cerro Gordo County quota is 10,000 members and $28,370. Certainly YOU should be one of those ' 10,000 members. And how much should you give? Your heart will help, you answer that one. In your hands--and your heart--is the measure of what Red Cross can do in the year ahead for the stricken and troubled, who call for the help they must have. Remember: the Red Cross adds both length and 'strength to your arms for the doing of good. Courtesy at the Wheel [AKE COURTESY your Code of the ·Road." That's at the heart of a March campaign by three great safety organizations, the Inter-Industry Highway Safety Committee, the National Committee for Traffic Safety and the National Safety Council. : For centuries "Courtesy" has been the key that unlocked many doors. Sir Walter Raleigh is more often remembered for his acts of courtesy than his deeds of valor. Courtesy--meaning a decent consideration of the rights and well-being of others-- is at the heart of nearly every safety rule. Unfortunately, in the hectic rush of modern day living--acts of courtesy are more and more confined to the home--to social gatherings--in places where the individual is known and easily, recognized. However, courteous acts are frequently overlooked when the same individual is behind-the-wh'eel. No one likes to be told he is, impolite. It therefore becomes necessary for everyone to adopt courtesy as his own "Code of the 'Road" and live up to it! Courtesy extended by one driver to another can spread , --it can become an epidemic--for courtesy Is contagious! IT'S BEEN SAID: There are two loves from which all good and truth come: Love to the Lord and love to the neighbor. And there are two loves from which all evils and falsities come: The love of self, and the love of the world.-- Emanucl Swedenborg. It will take quite a bit of missionary work to restore the Passamaquoddy Bay project to a position of trust in American public opinion. Senator Vandenberg's "Mooridoggling on Quoddy Bay" expression is still remembered. Al Loveland last sought a U.S. Senatorship. Now it's the state secretaryship of agriculture. He just wants a job, any job, it would seem. When dealing with Bussian 'diplomats, it's well to have it in mind at all times that we're dealing with an automaton, not a human being. Stripped of the Communism issue, Joe McCarthy would have to settle back to being merely Wisconsin's junior senator. It's 'a matter of record that no "liquor-by-the- drink" proponent ever got elected to a state office in Iowa. For many a professional man the thing about advertising that makes it unethical is paying for it. Health Memo: It's the brushing, not the toothpaste, that counts. Pros and Cons Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges it's » Two-Way Str»tfr Wausaw, Wis,, Record-Herald: If it's wrong, as the President and the Democrats senm to believe, for the Republicans to hurl nasty names at the opposition party, it's just as wrong for the Democrats to be doing the same thing. Ont Toast Too Many Austin Herald: From Berlin have come notes saying that Secretary of State Dulles regards Foreign Minister Molotov of the Soviet Union as the top diplomat of all he has met in the past 30 years. Roar Children by Guoss Decorah Journal: We select our hog-and-cattle breeding stock scientifically, but we who do the selecting continue to go about the routine of having and rearing human children by guess, and by gosh. Deadly Wtapon Kanawha Reporter: An insurance bulletin says males are more susceptible than the fair sex to diseases which cause sudden death. The bulletin should be tied to every snow shovel when sold. Thty Like Marilyn Charles City Press: Lana Turner has changed from a blonde to a brunette but Marilyn Monroe finds that plenty of fans still like her the way that she is. Lgeky for th* Kid* Fairmont Sentinel: Lucky for the kids. Baby sitters are too young to form clubs and societies, head drives and be elected to social positions. Monoy a Necessary Evil Nashua Reporter: Money can do a very great deal of good, but it can also prove a curse when ^wrongl-y acquired or badly used. Rewarding Lake Mills Graphic: Nothing is. more rewarding than church work and there is plenty of it to be done in every community. From Our Mailbag CONTRIBUTORS TO A BETTER WORLD TUJASON CITY-- "They" say the world is bad-*TM and getting more so. But what about the long arm of the Red Cross-- that reaches forth to succor those in distress regardless of race or creed-- in the interests of humanity? "They" say the world is bad/But what about the Brotherhood movement-- that unites hearts in its common bond of -- Brotherhood? "They" say the world is bad. But down that street, listen. Do you hear music and the tinkle of coins dropped in fellowship into the tin cup of the Salvation Army? "They" say the world is bad. But what about the "Polio" fund, "Heart," "Cancer" and others-- \vith Hollywood stars giving of their time generously-- to work for one object-- that such "heartbreaks" shall be banished from the face of the earth-- forever? "Oh, yes," "they" say the world is bad. While the "still small voice" says: "dive"-- to" your Community Chest, the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and others-- and, at Christmas the Cheer fund goes over the top? "Who" said the world is bad? It must have been an "echo" from the dark ages-- for we, here, live in a beautiful world made better every day-by what we have to give, even the friendly handclasp or the smile of a little child. 136 27TH S. W. LUCILLE NEWLON FACTOR Remember? 10 Y E A R S AGO Only four nominations were on file for the four vacancies on the school board when the filing time expired at noon today, according to Secretary R. L. James. The candidates are: For one year term --F. W. Osmundson; for three year term--Howard Knesel, Raymond Zack and Howard A. O'Leary . . . R. E. Wiley, now president of the board, is not a candidate for re-election. 20 YEARS AGO Prof. Robert Wood Clack, son of the late Dr. W. R. Clack of Clear Lake, formerly in the foreign service of the YMCA and now head of the mathematics department of Alma College, Alma, Mich., is the winner of the national poetry contest sponsored by the Verse Craft magazine. The winning contribution was a volume of translations of classical Chinese poetry. 30 Y E A R S AGO Tonight will be Cerro Gordo County's night on the air. Miss Jeanne Wolf of Clear Lake, soprano, will be a feature of the program to be broadcast by the University of Iowa. Maynard Tournier, Mason City's popular tenor, will entertain in a broadcast from the Drake Hotel in Chicago on the same evening. 40 YEARS AGO At a meeting of the board of directors of the YMCA yesterday officers were elected for the coming year as follows: President, Mrs. Etta Storer; vice president, Miss Georgia Hanford; treasurer, Mrs. AT. J. Steinberg; recording secretary, i Mrs. J. F. Kuppingcr, and corresponding secretary, Mrs. John D. Glass. BROTHERHOOD WEEK February 21-28 Sponsored by. The National Conference of Christians and Jews To Your Health ! Roving Reporter HARDENING OF THE ARTERIES By H e r m a n N. Bundesen, M. D. I T has often been said that a person is as old as his arteries, and this is true in part. Since the arteries that supply different parts of the body may wear out at different times in life and to a different extent, depending upon the person, the statement in some measure becomes a fact. The hai'dening or wearing out of the arteries supplying the brain accounts for the many changes of personality that may be exhibited by older people. Many elderly people are said to be going through a second [ childhood at this time. Actually, there are changes taking place I in their personality and thinking DR. BUXDESEN dii'2 to the fact that their arteries are becoming narrowed and not supplying adequate amounts of blood to the brain. The first of these changes to take place is loss of memory. Many of these older persons may lose the power to retain memories within their brains. They can recall old happenings, but new incidents are forgotten almost as soon as they take place. It is very hard for a person with hardening of the arteries of the brain to remember when his last meal was or where he ate it. Many old-persons avoid this loss of memory by living on schedule. For instance, they take care of certain tasks on Mondays, others on Tuesdays and so on. This precise planning enables them to carry out their normal living functions very adequately. They often cover up their poor memory by accusing other persons of doing things they did not do or by looking for arguments. Hardening of the arteries of the brain can cause other troubles besides memory loss. Elderly persons may lose their inhibitions and do things of which they n o r m a l l y would be ashamed. They may suffer great changes of mood. Brain damage due to the hardening of the arteries may also cause tingling throughout the body and tremors of the muscles. Medical science is now seeking a way to keep the arteries of these older people open and unaffected by hardening, to avoid the stigma of second childhood for them. Question and Answer Mr. A. P.: Do men go through the change of life similar to women? Answer: Yes, they do. They may have symptoms of irritability, loss of interest, and even hot flushes similar to those in women. Usually, giving of male hormones will cure this. THEY'LL DO IT EVERY TIME VOTE OF CONFIDENCE By Saul Pett ( f o r Hal B o y l e ) ' N EW YORK UP) --Helen Traubel, part owner of a baseball team and full owner of a great Wagnerian operatic voice, has taken her case to the people and the people, she feels, has given her a vote of confidence. Last September the soprano refused to sign another contract with the Metropolitan Opera rather than knuckle down to a demand that she refrain from night club appearances during her own season at the Met. ; · _ . . · ; , . . Instead, she went out on a six-month tour of both concert halls and cafes. In the night clubs, Miss Traubel, who for years has been one of the Met's leading divas, usually shared a bill w i t h ' a comedian, dance team and the inevitable chorus line. "It was simply wonderful," she said at her Park Avenue apartment while resting up for an appearance at the Copacabana. "I knew it would be right and it was. "Basically, people's tastes are the same, whether they're in an opera house or nignt club. But in a club, they're less formal, more spontaneous, perhaps friendlier. You feel so close to them." In her many years as a pvima donna, Mme. Traubel was accustomed to hearing shouts of "bravo" and "encore." But in the clubs she's just visited, she heard: "Do it again, Helen!" Or: : ''Give us another tune, Helen!" In all her cafe appearances, Miss Traubel spiced her classical repertoire with popular songs. She even developed a line of patter to go with them. In introducing one song, she grows very serious and demure and says: "I hope the lovers of popular music will be a little patient with me if I do'something in a more serious vein. I'd like to sing an ancient folk aria w h i c h is sung by the peasants of my native village." And then the house is brought down when she breaks into "St. Louis Blues." After three weeks in New York, Miss Traubel will leave on another tour o£ night clubs and concert halls. She has no plans for returning to the Met "under the present management." And as for baseball, she admits that now that the Browns have moved from St. Louis and become the Baltimore Orioles, she has less of a sentimental interest in the club. . I got the impression you could pick up her stock for a song--say, "White Christmas" and all the royalty rights attached thereto. By Jimmie Harlo WOW I. MURDER/ Prayer for Understanding count this verse conlribu- ! tion from the pen of Ae'Hs Churchill Chaphe an appropriate thought for Brotherhood week: (iuil til the universe. »ei and tkj. How cull we Hunk Then us days pas* by Fur blesslng* tlut fall like dew im Ihe rnse Kcrrcsblnr Its heart at luiuct close'.' II on- can we love Tliee enough to Thy beauty and loveliness here btloiv; Thy cracluus teiidernesf, patience and care So f r e e l y given, that all may »hare hi making Ihlt world a htppler pUo« For erery colur, creed and race? Give UK the M'ijil«ni, power and strenith To carry throughout the- breadth and. I tn till Or this world, where iu«plclon now holdi **'*?* The Lamp of Truth, whose burning ray Shalt icatter Ihe darkneia or evil thought By the machinations' of men Inwrought Until a new era dawns on our v i e w With ull nations Reeking to rennw Tho words of the song, "(food will o men" And peace on earth .ih«H reign again. More City Managers note--and. with pleasure. I ^ might add--that 14 more A in e r i c a n communities have turned to the Cily Manager form of government in recent weeks. This brings to 1,193 (he total of cities and counties with trained managers. The latest additions to the list are Brawley and Costa Mesa, Calif.; Lake Wales, Madeira Beach and South Miami, Fla.;' Rochclle.' 111.; Oltumwa, Iowa; Graham and Jacksonville, N. C.; St. Mary's, Pa.; Herndon, Va., and Princeton, W. Va. In Canada, Dorval, Que., and Kitimat, B. C., have adopted council-manager systems. Where It Really Rains am reminded that the rug^ gcd Olympic peninsula in northwestern Washington state receives the heaviest rainfall' to be found anywhere in the United States. Some years it reaches more than 200 inches. This is roughly 10 limes as great as the national average. The Mason City average is 30 inches a year but last year we fell considerably short of that mark, thanks primarily to an almost unpre- cedentedly dry autumn and winter. The current year is also running well under the normal rate of moisture in Iowa and the middle west generally. Australian Distinction hadn't stopped to think of it ^before but Australia is the only continent on earth that doesn't have another continent within a few miles of it. About Heart Diteata : am passing aloug a list of the 'commonest misconceptions about heart disease. There arc five of them, as follows: 1. "Nothing can be done about it." The fact, is that it can be both prevented or cured in most cases when there's an early diagnosis. 2. " M ' o s t heart attacks nre fatal." That's just not so. After a heart attack, the majority recover to lead productive lives. 3. "Murmurs, chest pains and palpitations are sure signs of heart trouble." The fact is that those "symptoms" do not necessarily indicate heart trouble--o n I y your doctor can tell. 4 f "Women with heart disease should not have children." The truth is that with proper medical care m o s t women with heart disease ca'ia bear children safely. 5. "You can't work if you have heart disease." Not so, say the authorities. The truth is that most can still earn their living--often without even changing jobs. This isn't to minimize the seriousness of the problem. Diseases of the heart and circulation are responsible for more deaths than all other diseases combined. Tho outlook, however, is one that warrants hope and optismism rather than despair. Information, Please! 1. Why has Herbert Hoover's portrait never appeared on a postage stamp? 2 . Which slato is nicknamed "Gem State?" 3. When was Elizabeth II proclaimed Queen of England? 4. What islands in the North Atlantic belong to Norway. 5. What is the capital of Paraguay? ANSWERS--1. Portraits of living persons are never used on U. S. postage stamps. 2. Idaho. 3. Feb. 8, 1952. 4. Spitzbergen. 5. Asuncion. BOUQUET To THE HOOVER CUB SCOUT PACK-- for receiving a charter that made this new group a part of America's great Boy Scout organization. It means that more boys in Mason City will receive the excellent training that has made the Boy Scout typical of the fines': in American boyhood. We arc confident these boys will make the most of the fine opportunity that now is theirs. Did You Know? The Haskin Service EDITOR'S NOTE: Readers u « l n g this ·errlae for questions at fact--not counsel--should ilgn f u l l n a m e »nd address anil Inclose U cents; for r e t u r n poitagc. Address The Mason Clly Globe-Gaictl* Information Bureau, ):UH) Ej-e Street Waihlngtoo 5, D.C. How do*, a cold wave permanently curl the hair? Chemicals are applied which split certain protein molecules in the hair. The atoms of the split molecules are pulled into a new pattern by the winding process and then recdm- bined by the application of other chemicals. Where do the winter? Mexico and Central and may go as may spend Florida. hummingbirds spend They cross the Gulf of spend the winter in South America. They far as P a n a m a . Some the winter in southern I am fold that on several occasions water stopped flowing over N i a g a r a Falls. When did this happen? During the winter of 1847-48 the falls were frozen and as a result of ice jams the falls were almost dry. Similar occurrences were noted during the winter of 193-1-35 and 3947. What became of Glenn Davis, the famous player of the Army's unbeaten w a r t i m e teams of 1944-46? After graduation and a term in the Army he became a star on the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League. By whom was the n a m e Pakistan devised? The name for the new state is said to have been invented by a group of Indian students at Oxford University, England, about 30 years ago. In various part* of the world there are said to be ''disappearing" islands. How many are known and where are they? It is not known with certainty how many disappearing islands there are at any "given time because the number varies constantly. In one year 358. new rocks and islands were reported and. 14 volcanic islands disappeared. Falcon Island, in the South Pacific, and Bogoslov, in the Aleutians, are;two notable examples of islands that have sunk beneath the' ocean and reappeared many limes. What is the average cost of upkeep for a car that is driven 10,000 miles » year? It is now about $908 a year. A new survey by the American Automobile Association has found that its costs about 6 per cent more to drive a car now than it did two years ago. What art tome of th« Insect pests other than the Japanese) b*eHe that were brought to the United States from foreign countries? The European corn borer, ihe Mexican bean beetle, the Oriental fruit moth are but a few of the many that have been intro-i tiuccd. Today's Birthday DAVID SARNOFF, born Feb. 27, 1891, in Uzlian, Russia, son of a trader. The Chairman of the Board of R. C. A. is known as a pioneer in American broadcasting and television as well as a leader in color TV experiments. First attracted attention as a young wireless operator who pick- OAV1D SARNOFF C d U p S O S message of sinking Titanic. A Brigadier General in World War II he was communications consultant to Gen. Eisenhower. Has been with R.C.A. since founded in 1919, When was the famous Coimos Club of Washington, D.C. organized? The club was founded in 1878 by a group of "scientific men resident in Washington." A meeting was first held in the home of Maj. John Wesley Powell, a Civil War veteran who became famous as the surveyor of the Grand Canyon. Where did the sun get its vast store of energy? The sun is ar. atomic engine which derives its energy from the slow changing of hydrogen (the lightest chemical clement) to helium (the second lightest element). This atomic reaction in the interior of the sun frees a vast amount of energy, oC which a tiny fraction reaches the earth. Mason City Globe-Gazette A LEE 'NEWSPAPER liisucd Every Week Day by ihe GLOBE-GAZETTE PUBLISHING COMPANY 121-123 E. Stale.St. Tclephon* 3800 Knlcret/ as second class matter. April 12, 1930. .it tho PostoHlce at Miison City, Iowa, under the act or March 3, 1870. W EE K V P il '· HA?,'* Publl.ber W. h.\KL HA Li. - * - - . - - . . . - , ,, , . Frfttor SSSS". A - t , N O K E M Aiioclam Editor TIIOR J. JENSEN rjltr Editor U.OYD L. GEER Adr.ruV.n.M* T . R. N. ROKICK A,,I. Ru.ineii Mgr. Saturday February 27, 1«4 MEMBER ASSOCIATED FHESS which I* exclusively entitled to u.o' for repudiation of all local news printed In thl* newspaper »» well a* all AP new* dispatches SUBSCRIPTION RATES Honj« Edition Delivered by Carrier l year sittn i week .........;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;·' j5 City Edition Delivered by Carrier' l t i ! Clear Lak. B u t _ 100 Miles of Ma«on City By mall l year ......... By mall « month* . . . · '^': "' Out»id» 100 Mil* Zon«"" month* tM

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