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EDITORIALS "Peace and Prosperity" or "War, Inflation, Taxes?" A fcJ we come down 16 the formal opening of the presidential campaign, it HCCITIH rather clear that the Dernoerat.s will baae their case on two broad claims: 1. Peace. 2. Prosperity. And it shouldn't be too d i f f i c u l t for the rival party to direct attention to this absolute falsity of the first claim and the shoddiness of the second . With casualties approaching the 125,000 mark in what is technically designated aa a "police action," is i t . peace that we have? If that be peace, it is a peace bathed in blood. And how genuine is n prosperity which la primarily baaed on war or preparation for war? Those are qticstionH t h a t are, going to be asked with increasing frequency aa the campaign progresses. D OWN through the years the party jn power baa claimed large-scale credit for the questionable prosperity which sterna from war or expanded national defense. It was inevitable that somewhere along the line, the party making .such a claim would be called to an accounting. IE credit is to be accorded for the material fruits of war in dollar income, there must be, an acceptance of responsibility for the war itself. The campaign ahead quite likely will be the time for a balancing of the accounts along -this line. Ironically enough too, it's the Democrats who will be asking for it. rpHE Communists moved down i n t o '·*·' South Korea in June, 1950, after what came pvctty cldse to a hand-engraved invitation. They had been told by our Secretary of State and other highly placed officials in the administration thut the defense of the Asiatic'peninsula waa "untenable." They had reasons to believe that they could move across the '88th parallel without fear of resistance. The sudden change of mind on our part wasn't predictable. TT could very well be -- ·and we suspect J- such is the case -- that if the Communists were not tied up in Korea today, they would be on the march in some other direction. We grant it was imperative that the United States and the United Nations issue this ultimatum to the Communists: "This far and no further." Such ultimatum has been delivered in « form that involved our country in a costly police action. Not many would contend that the matter has been wisely or skillfully handled. The results argue the contrary. Wo do not have real peace. Nor does the party in power o f f e r any semblance of a plan for achieving real peace. A ND whether what we have is prosper- -£*· ity can be debated too. That controversial element manifests itself; in a two- word amendment to the Democrats' cnm- ])aign slogan: "You never had it so good -- BEFORE TAXES." Dollar income is high but they were 63 cent dollars, at last count. There's an abundance of dollars, true. But prices have moved up apace and taxes have zoomed even more rapidly. The signs are numerous and unmistakable that it's a prosperity propped up by huge expenditures for war and defense. All in all, the administration's boast of "Peace and Prosperity" will prompt, an answering slogan from the rival camp: "War, Inflation and Taxes !" Population and Schools MISSISSIPPI BUBBLE By Corgi!! a measure of America's growing school problem that every month of every year, there is a gain of 200,000 in the nation's population. In the brief time since the 1950 federal census was completed, the United States population has increased 5,072,000. In 1936, half a decade before we entered World War II, the national birth rato was 16.7 but by 1950 it had reached 25.8. The community which doesn't tako these vital statistics into account in its school plans is blind indeed -- and dumb! Check and Double Check rpHE director of the Better Business Bureau in Tucson, Ariz., had a point when he declared the other day that Tucson was a haven for bad check artists. Two checks accepted in that city were signed "Santa Clans" /nd "U. R. Stuque." IT'S IJKICN SAID: -Life is not so short but t h a t there is always time enough for courtesy.--Ralph Wnldo Kmorson. Isolationism on the world scene, reaction on the domctitic scene and senility in the individual member will be the distinguishing marks of that new party fathered by the Chicago Tribune's venerable publisher. At any rate Mr, Heurd.sley Is t a k i n g plenty of time in rehearsal for that e x p l a n a t i o n of his tax d i f f i c u l t i e s which most a s H u r e d l y will be required before Nov. 4. A South Carolina Democrat s'/ilh an eye for the picturesque observes that the only real difference between f l u r r y and Adlai is in their table manners. We arc now coining into t h a t season of pain when returned vacationists insist on prc-flentlng photographic proof of the fish they caught. AccorrlfriK l style authorities, the only padded shoulders y o u ' l l see on men this a u t u m n wlli he in football u n i f o r m s . That now .swino disease, v e s i c u l a r e x a n t h e m a , i.s even more terrifying than in spelling or pro- n u n c i a t i o n . August always provides some u n m i s t a k a b l e reminders thnt September frosts ore not far away. Memo to Motorists: Care a lot--save a tot! Pros and Cons Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges Trying to Rtpudlate Truman Hampton Chronicle: Governor Stevenson, of Illinois, Democratic candidate for President of the United Slates, admits t h a t there i.s n rotten mess at Washington which needs cleaning up, and ho promises to help do so. Yea? When his nomination at Chicago was dictated by President Harry S. Truman and the CIO labor union bosses. Jury Duty » Privl)«o» Lake Mills Graphic: We who proudly claim to carry on t h e freedom won and preserved through the history of the United Slates must not shrink from the responsibilities imposed upon us by our citizenship in a free nation. Wo should count it ns a privilege as well as a responsibility to servo as u member of a jury. Both H»v» Problem! Eslhcrville News: The Republicans have Senator McCarthy lo deal with and the Democrats have President Truman. Maybe it's going to be a problem, sidetracking these two mouthpieces during the coming c a m p a i g n . Didn't Hear Her Sing . Charles City Press: Margaret Truman's bodyguards irk the Swedes but there is disposition in the Swedish press lo rejoice because the citizens of t h a t country h a v e n ' t been irritated by iUiss Truman's singing. Aruw«rlna On« Question With Another Fairmont Sentinel: Karl Hall of Ihc Mason City Globe-Gazette asks a question: "Without a wife," he asks, "who .does a bachelor b l a m e his troubles on?" We'll ask another: Without a wife, who has troubles? Editorial of the Day H O W CANADA C U R B E D I N F L A T I O N COUNCIL, BLUFFS N O N P A R E I L : The people ^ of the United Slates need look no further t h a n Canada lo find out how to curb inflation, b a l a n c e the budget and reduce the national debt, all without benefit of price controls. Cimnda has reduced the excise tax on automobiles, radios and clocks from 25 lo 18 per cent, abolished a 15 per cent excise lax on refrigerators, washing machines nnd stoves; reduced the cignret Ux 3 cents although the lax is still 20 cents a package. On the olhcr side of the ledger nn 8 per cent, manufacturers' sales tax remains on most items except food. A new 2 per cent social security tax has been imposed on personal and corporate incomes and m a n u f a c t u r e r s ' sales to provide universal old age pensions. But Canada's tax burden before the recent reductions amounted to 33.0 per cent of total production, compared with 25.8 per cent in the United States. Canada has also lifted credit controls, and while all these steps have been planned or accomplished, the price index has dropped more than in the United States. Canada has had a budget surplus every year since the war. Between 19't6 nnd ,1952 it reduced its net n a t i o n a l debt .17 per cent to a total-$11.1 billion which a m o u n t s lo $793 for every C a n a d i a n . The U.S. debt of $200 billion amounts to $1,68.1 for every m a n , woman and child in this country. Remember? 10 Y E A R S AGO Iowa's motorists will be issued decalcomania or transfer stamps for their windshields in place of new license plates when the 1043 collections bc- sin Dec. 1, County Treasurer L. L. Raymond revealed today. The report was in connection with the announcement of the meeting of county treasurers nnd iuilo license clerks from 20 Northeast Iowa counties at the Hotel Hanford/ 20 Y E A R S AGO Luke iMiller, proprietor of two grocery stores nnd one coal company in MnsorrCity,' announced today t h a t half (he not profits from the three est a b l i s h m e n t s will be donated to charity in Mason City and Cerro Gordo County starting Sept. 1 and continuing for the duration of the depression. 30 Y E A R S AGO Cedar Kapids has an 8-year-old literary prodigy, whose first book, "Looky Here," much of which was written when she was 5 years old, will soon be published. She is Alice Grotto, here with,her mother, Mrs. Bozcna Byrdlova, of Los Angeles, but a former Cedar Rapids woman. The book is a collection of stories told by Alice. 40 Y E A R S AGO Work on the iUanly improvements is progressing rapidly according to W. E. Bricc who passed through t h a t place yesterday while on his way to Northwood to attend lo business matters. A large engine has been secured and attached to the grader and the work is going in good shape. Yesterday several carloads of tools were being unloaded. /{ Observing To Your Health! Roving Reporter NERVES CAUSE DISEASE By Herman N.' Bundesen, M. D. TTCKING of Ihc skin and nervousness combine 1 - to make neiiroflurmntiiis a very troublesome disease. Fortunately, we are finding new ways to relieve these distressing symptoms This malady docs not scorn to attack the nervous systcnv itself. The name ncurodcrmatitis has been given because of the unrest nnd nervovisness produced. The skin condition may appear anywhere on the body, but has a special tendency to occur on the neck, ns well as the inner and upper surfaces of the thighs nnd a/ms. Severe itching is the chief s y m p t o m . The affected skin also has a dusky pink rash, with smalt pimples. A number of causes have been I suggested for neurodermatitis. Many doctors believe it is due to some-nervous upset. The ex- net cause, however, has not yet been proved. This skin condition has a tendency to keep appearing a n d disappearing. W a r m climates, especially, DR. HUNUKSEN se em to make it return. Tf the rash remains for a long time, the skin of the area becomes thick and leathery. Many different treatments have been used for t h i s disease. Good results have been reported, with X - r a y s , psychotherapy, and many drugs. These include medicines that are taken, and others which arc applied to the skin. Promising results have been reported with a now drug called pyromon, derived from c e r t a i n types of bacteria and germs that do not cause disease. Patients who have had the conventional treatment, without too good results, have showed definite improvement within two weeks from py- romon injections. It is remarkable that over 8G per cent of these patients showed some improvement, while 20 out of a total of HO patients were completely cured. Of course, this treatment should be used only in those cases the physician selects, and always under his supervision. Questions and Answers W. N.: A f r i e n d of mine told me that ho has n "fallen stomach." How is it possible for anyone to live with this condition? Answer; When the stomach is lower than the usual position, the person is said to have ptosis of the stomach. The dropping of any of the internal organs is known as visceroptosis. Not as much importance is attached to this condition now as formerly, since it has been discovered that some organs, although not located in their normal positions in the body, still function properly. When misplacement of an organ causes trouble, the i n d i v i d u a l can sometimes be aided by the use of a belt for support. Occasionally, an opera- lion is necessary to correct the difficulty. C O U R A G E O U S ACTION By Hal Boyie of the AP TSJEW Y O R K (/!')--Some weeks ago A. P. Cooke, ·«· * editor and publisher of the weekly P l a n t City, Fla., Courier, learned some bad news about one of his readers. The reader was himself. Should he print the news or keep silent? Cooke hesitated, than sal down and typed out his regular column, "Just Roaming." "The word cancer is an ugly word," he began. "It is, to most folks, a cruel word, a despairing word because the very thought of it brings despair to anyone close to one so afflicted. "I have just been told that 1 have a cancer in the tissues of the mouth, b u t . I am not despairing. "You .see, medical people say that early detection is half the battle, and medical science has advanced rapidly in the treatment of this affliction." Editor Cooke recalled wryly how often he, like his readers, had dropped a dime into the little boxes that appear on store counters during the A m e r i c a n Cancer Society's annual drive--boxes that say "Cancer strikes one of every five." "I thought--if I ever gave it a thought--that I Was one of the other four. But I was wrong. T have become a statistic, not altogether a pleasant thought." Cooke then lold his readers how a dentist had first noticed the suspicious l u m p in his mouth, liow his doctor had diagnosed it as cancer, and of his intention to fly to New York to SGC the specialist his own doctor recommended, "if I can, 1 will keep you informed meanwhile, good luck and God be with you until we meet again." On his arrival here Cooke met further bad news. The specialist recommended immediate -surgery. Cooke had to make up his mind in 20 m i n u t e s whether to be operated on two days later --or wait another woek. As he hesitated, the specialist said: "When your garage is on fire, put it out before it burns up your car." "Operate," said Cooke. The next day he was in the hospital, and the day after that he was operated on. He spent more than four hours under the knife, required three blood transfusions, but 12 days later he left the hospital. Today Editor Cooke has a happy ending story for his readers. The stitches arc out of the jaw, he feels the surgeon' is as optimistic over the results of the operation as ho is, and he is on his way home. Itrfnrc llr and hll w i f e led. t v l s l l c c l ivllh them on n park licnrli In r-rtnnwlfh Village. "I feel .n If I h.trt been through H I r r n i c m l n u s nig hi ma ret" Cnnke said. "The hospital code! wnnl for mjr type of iipenilltm ii 'crmmaniln,' and I can I r u l h r u l l y sAir t h a t n f l c r enlilpc through It you letl like you ve l i c e n on a commamlo raitl. Hut oo»v I f o e l l i k e I've H o t n llrr e x p e c t a n c y of SO." l i e rxpreaird gratitude that his own doctor had told him promptly llic full trnlh of his a l l m r n t . Cookr Is also R r i t c l u l tor many newsnaprr cdilorUls anil Irller* from hl« reader* praising him fur the f o r t h r i g h t a r t i c l e he w r o t e about his cmn rancer casr. "U was fine of you lo h n l i l l y a nil f r . i n k K ( e l l of y o u r I I I - nm and w a r n others of the nerci for rlg~(l.iiicc." wrutp » Morlda judge. " There- li:n hero Ion much 'hush hush'. Article* HVe yours w i l l help greilly In the e a r l y d e t e c t i o n and t r e a t m e n t of this ilHernc." THEY'LL DO IT EVERY TIME ^COMPAMV PREXV J S PORTRAIT ~ Ol THE OUTER OFFICE WALL. SHOWS HIM TO BE OUK5 AMD DAPPER, VITAL, HANDSOME., TALL,-- o jt. IHS. KlXfl t:Artf:t«.1 MtfDICATF. tnt« WORLD RIGHT*: RE3I By J i m m y Hatlo ....CASE, THE 6UV IN PERSON/ -- AH'THAT'S A DIFFEREMT TUME -- HEl S..9i£ERjHAM A TV JOKE v~ " , A LOW BABOON / Bank Robbety Odds have always felt that a full publicizing of what happened to the John Dil- Jinger gang would be the most effective deterrent conceivable to bank robbing. Diilinger and his crowd swooped down on the First National bank on a March afternoon in 1934. There were six in his party. The following November--less than seven months later--every one in the gang had been killed. The paths of notoriety had led to an early grave for them all. Over in Wisconsin the other day, there was an item to the effect that not an unsolved bank robbery was on the books in that state. Every robber was either dead or behind prison bars. That's pretty much the story of every other state, including Iowa. The chances of getting away with a bank robbery these days is no greater than one in a thousand. That's a fact that ought to be comprehensible even to a low- grade moron such as Diilinger actually was. Multipurpose Classrooms _ am attracted by the view j£ recently expressed by a California!! in an address before the American Institute of Architects considering the nation's school problems. It was this: The best way lo curb building' costs, and at the same time provide structures Suitable for the modern curriculum and community-school program is through wider adoption of MULTI-USE CLASSROOMS. A classroom that goes unused during a portion of the school day, and all of the evening, is an extravagance for taxpayers and a challenge to school administrators and architects. The Los Angeles expounder of that opinion is Henry L. Wright. Full utilization of such multipurpose rooms, it was explained, requires special funiture and equipment, a kind that can be rearranged o r removed f r o m t h e room quickly. Table a n d c h a i r s should fold or stack and cabinets should be on wheels. Information, Please! 1. What and where is "Clinton's Ditch?" 2. Who were Noah's three sons? 3. What relation was Kaiser Wilhelm II to Queen Victoria of England? 4. Which came first, the bow or the sword? Answers -- 1. The Erie canal in New York state. 2. Shem, Ham and Japhelh. 3. Her grandson. 4. The bow. Fewer Stop Signs am going to watch with ^ special interest a traffic control experiment being conducted in Richmond, Va. Signs asking motorists to "yield the right-of-way" will take the place of "stop" signs at a number of intersections. A motorist facing the ' "yield" sign as he approaches an intersection will not have to stop, but will be required to yield the right of way to vehicles on the intersecting street. Responsibility for accidents is upon drivers coming into the arterial street. Richmond officials believe the "yield" signs will e l i m i n a t e many unnecessary stops and promote smoother city driving. Motorists are expected to slow. down as they approach such intersections, enabling them to come to a stop if necessary. "Yield" signs are now being used in Tulsa, Okla.,. at some of that city's most dangerous open intersections. I've long held to the belief that stop signs lose their effectiveness because they are so numerous and because so many of them lack the element of "plausibility." It's my hope that with the reduction of numbers there can be a stepping up of enforcement with respect to those which remain. A stop sign should mean only ona thing-- STOP! She Was Used ro It Bob's little courtroom story about the attorney w h o h a d just f i n i s h e d cross-examining a woman witness. As she stepped down from the stand after 50 minutes of grilling, he said with a show of .gallantry: "I hope I haven't troubled you with all these questions." "Not at all," replied the woman. "1 have a G-ycar-old son at home." To ROBERT MAUER--for receiving the grand champion baby beef award at the Mitchell County Fair. This Stacy ville 14-year-old had the reserve championship in 1951 and returned this year to take the top prize with his 1,115 pound Angus among more than 100 en- trios. Laurels should also go to 11- year-old Allan Kroneman, St. Ansgar, who showed the reserve champion. Did You Know? Haskin Service KniTOITS NOTE: Readers usiny this nt^rvlco for . question* of fact--not coun- sel--slinulrf sfffii full name nnd address and Inclose 3 cents for return postage. AdtlrcL* The .Mason Oily Globe-Gazette Jnfornul'oii Bureau, l:iOO Ej-e Strecl .V. !£.. Wu^Vugton 5, D.C. Was the West Coast of the United States shelled by th« enemy during World War II? On Feb. 23, 1942, the southern coast of California was shelled by a Japanese submarine with very little damage, and on Feb. 26, 1942, there was anti-aircraft firing in Los Angeles. On the morning of Sept. 9, 1942, a small plane flew over the vicinity of Brpokings, Ore., and shortly afterward explosions were heard. Later bomb fragments were found. The plane had apparently been based on a Japanese submarine. D a m a g e was negligible. How long did the demonstration for Franklin D. Roosevelt last after his nomination at the convenlion of J936? The demonstration lasted 70 minutes. In how many countries does the Salvation Army operate? In 91 countries. When did the Republic of Indonesia come into existence? The Netherlands flag was hauled down on Dec. 27, 1949, on the Dutch high commissioner's palace in Batavia, J a v a , as authority was transferred to the United States of Indonesia. The red and white flag of the new nation was hoisted. Can the female mosquito survive in a place where there is no an- i m a l blood a v a i l a b l e for it to feed on? It can live for a time on plant juices. Is the inch the same in Great Britain as it is in the United States? T o : ' t h e l a y m a n the two measures are the same, but according to authorities the British inch is two-thousandths of one pet- cent shorter than the American. Who originated profit s h a r i n g in business? Profit sharing is not a new idea, as the p l a n was in operation in agriculture in England during the 13th century. t Records show that it was used in shops in England in 18TO and in France as early as 1842. The first plan instituted in the United States was that of Albert Gallatin, who introduced it in his glassworks at New Geneva, Pa., in 1794. Was the W i l l i a m Bligh who sailed with Capt. Cook the same Bligh who later figured in the m u t i n y of H.M:S. Bounty? Bligh, as a lieutenant, was for years Capt. Cook's sailing officer in the ship ·Resolution. He was nicknamed "Breadfruit Bligh" because of his discovery of breadfruit on the voyage, 1772-74. What is a "eomal?" In Latin America it is a flat earthenware dish or plate used for cooking "maize cake" or tortillas. Today's Birthday E A R L ' K E M P LONG, born Aug. 26, 1895, at Winfield, La., brother of the late Huey P. Long and uncle of the P r e s e nt Sen. Russell B. Long. Earl Long served as governor of L o u i siana from 1948 to 1952 and had been active in s t a t e politics since 1928, when he got an appointment from oov. EARL LONG his b r o t h e r Huey, who was then governor. Earl started as a clerk for a lumber company, later sold shoe polish and patent medicine. How m a n y popular songs ha* Richard Rodgers composed? A biography states that the composer has written the music for well over 1,000 popular numbers. "Oh, What a Beautiful Morning" was done in exactly eight minutes. W h a t was done with airplanes lhar were wrecked during the last v/ar? Such planes were reclaimed or salvaged whenever possible. Those which were beyond repair were stripped of all usable p a r t s and w h a t e v e r was left was melted down for use in fabrication, or sold for its base materials. What m a t e r i a l is used to make the neckerchief worn by enlisted men in the Navy? Silk. The revised edition of U. S. Navy Uniform Regulations, to be released, provides that it shall be of black silk or suitable alternate fiber, plain, and 36 inch square. Mason City Globe-Gazette A LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Kvery Week Day by the GLOBE-GAZETTE PUBLISHING C O M P A N Y 521-123 E. SUta St. Telephone 3800 193b nt SMl,c S post C °f n n d ce lR '" mattnr ,' April u - nnticr the act of .March's. 1 IBM." C " y ° '°"' 1 ' A · -· - ,r pY,' ' ' · *"""*'"« Editor LLOVn I, GEER ..... ·Tuesday August 26, 1952 SUBSCRIPTION RATES I year"" 1 M!i ° n Dellvere « by Carrier I «cck '.'..'.'.'.'.'.'.]'.'.'.] ................ U5.RO Outslrlo Mason Clr7 and Clear ! ·.!.·» n,,f HV nTiVa? "*- «' «·»" "' By mail 6 months .'.'. ' ' 1 year Oulsltle "~Mllo Zone 5.59 .21

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