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EDITORIALS ' * 'f I ' * ' . . ' Stevenson Makes Two Important Concessions mHAT letter written by Gov. Adhu' Stcv- J- enson to the editor of the Journal Jn Portland, Ore., has turned out to be more than n newspaper scoop. It's an important campaign document. In a real sense it is an admission by the Democratic nominee of two things the Republicans would otherwise have had to spem^some time proving. Both of these are contained in one sentence--Mr. Stevenson's forthright answer to the question of whether ho could do what needs doing in our national government; ' · "As to whether I can CLEAN UP THE MESS in Washington, I would bespeak the careful scrutiny of what I-inherited in Illinois and what has been accomplished in three years." There you have it: 1. Th'cre is a mess in Washington. 2. A new broom is needed. rpHE Stevenson concession that'. corrup- ·*- tion is rampant in fqderal government Isn't conditioned or qualified. His own ·word, "mess," is as strong aa anything used by the rival party. '·· s Admission .that n now broom---a complete change of administration--is imperative is no lesa unmistakable even though it is somewhat less direct. The situation is this: .. Adtai Stevenson has been able to clear .out the corruption at Springfield inherited from liis Republican predecessor, Dwight Green,'because ho had at his disposal not merely a new deal but a hew deck. Thai's precisely what supporters of tho Republican cause are contending with respect to the national scene. W HILE the Stevenson letter to the Oregon editor cleared the air on these two points, 1 it did leavo unanswered at least one question: , Did he use tho,,,same kind pO language when ho met with Harry Truman and tho Truman cabinet? 'Did he tell THEM that Washington is a mess? We have a deep-seated suspicion that this is .an appraisal designed for the remote hinterlands and not intended to find Its way back to headquarters. Why It's a Sick Industry T HEY'RE calling it n memorial week in the coal mines of America. The work stoppage ostensibly Is in memory of miners killed in accidents and to stress the need for greater mine safety. Actually, however, it's designed to reduce the stockpile of coal on haiuHind put John L. Lewis in an improved position for negotiating a now contract on Oct. .1. Even with a reduced week and all tho other gadgets designed to hold production down, pur miners are turning ovit moro coal than can be consumed by tho American public. , . The fact is that the mining industry is notoriously over-manned. Approximately -;a third moro workci-s. uvo trying-to gain their livelihood from it than arc needed. And so long as that condition-continues, there will be recurring strikes. Mr. {Lewis persists in blinding himself to tho real cause of the sickness in the union over which he presides. A Question for Gloria /GLORIA Swanson whose comeback as a ^·J film.actress has been one of the nicest events in Hollywood in recent years, says women are "20 years younger today than they were a generation ago at the same age." Men, however, have "let themselves get fat and bald before their time and go around in sloppy clothes." They also are interested only in "baseball, automobiles and golf," according to Gloria. It was inevitable that somebody would come up with this pertinent question addressed to Miss Swanson: "If the women have been getting so all- fired youthful and attractive why are tho men interested only in baseball, automobiles and golf?" Ohio as a Barometer rpOO bad Ohio doesn't have a fall pri- -*- mary. Such a vote would throw a revealing light on things to come for the remainder of the country. There's much' talk about Maine as a barometer. Actually, however, the Buckeye State has been ever so much, more i-e- liiible in that role. Only once since 1900 has Ohio failed to vote as the country voted in a presidential election. That was in 1944 when Dewey won by 11,530 votes. With a record like that, Ohio could bo more dependable than any of the accredited agencies for testing public opinion. TIME FOR A CHANGE! By Corgi 11 .IT'S BEEN SAID: Oft hath even a whole city reaped the evil fruit of a had man.--Hesfod. How Mr. Bcardsley could miss two years of state income tax payments is really harder to explain than are his difficulties with the Internal revenue department. ; It has always seemed a bit strange to us that the very people who know Just how to oolvo all the world's problems didn't take time out to learn how to spell, Tho fact that the Truman administration never has balanced a budget has a tendency to cast doubts on whether it possesses such an ability. As a nation we need to go back to the fundamental truth that made America great: To have more, wo must produce morel According to ll.T. there arc more deductions In today's paycheck than In a Sherlock Holmes novel. A secret has been defined as "something a woman lolls to only one person at a time." Inadequate income is another explanation of why there are so many vegetarians. Memo to Drivers: Use your Eyes--save our Pupils! Pros and Cons Some Intereiting Viewpoint! Gleaned From Our Exchanges End of *n Era Algona Advance: Thoro are signs of on approach to tho end of the era of. labor domination of government, The labor leaders can no longer be certain of delivering the vote to their chosen candidate. There are encouraging Blgns the 'workman..,is doing a bit of thinking on his own and making up his own mind. When the day comes that labor votes Us mind instead of its prejudices, the labor lender will have to work for the benefit of labor and not his own aggrandise- ment. Hop«« !k« C«n Mak« U Nashua Reporter: Our only hope Is I h n t i k o can make it, and have tho courage and adroitness to be his own boss, not only for cleaning up Iho Mlnlc Cgnt Set, but to give us a national administration that will go back to "Gcorgo Washington's sage counsel to chart our own'course. Not a course of Isolationism, but a course that looks to our own self-Interests just as zealously as t h o nabobs of other Commonwealths do nftcr theirs. . , Build Exprtis Highways "...Eslhocvlllp News: The plan of building express highways nnd financing them with toll charges is becoming increasingly popular. We hope that our state is exploring such a possibility for Iowa. It toll roads are the coming tiling then there Is no i-casmi why Iowa should be backward in getting started. EUctfon Frl»nd* Kanawha Reporter: We'll bet presidential candidates sometimes feel like repeating tho old saying: "I can take cnro of my enemies, but Lord deliver me from my friends." Tax Reform Eagle Grove Eagle: Tax reform was 50 years Into in coming lo Iowa. U will not be complete until between counties equalization is carried out. Editorial of the Day A MATTER OF "THOUGHT CONTROL", ·T\AVID LAWRENCE in United States News:- J - / Despite the- clamor for "repeal" of the Tnft- Hartlcy Act, Governor Stevenson says he favors .·^re-writing of the law and not its repeal. So does Senator Spnrkman. General Eisenhower says the same thing, and so docs Senator Nixon. 11 appears to be agreed even by Senator Taft that the labor-management law of 1947 can be improved, lie and Senator tves of New York--a true liberal--worked out many amendments which the Senate pussed in :i(MD but, when n similar bill was u p in the Mouse, the Administration and labor- union pressure prevented its passage. Why? Just so that the issue might be kept alive for the next presidential campaign. Meanwhile, the reforms or improvements have been delayed for throe years. Will the nnlionnl union officers now tell tho rank ami file that they cannot vote their own views on corruption in government, on excessive spending and waste and on the high taxes that nro constantly cutting down "take home" pay, but must instead follow t h e bidding c[ union bosses who are trying clumsily to play politics? Labor unions have no more business in politics than have corporations. Individuals cnn serve as they please in campaigns but the economic power nnd funds of the corporation and the labor union must be kept out of political parties and their presidential campaigns. Remember? 10 Y E A R S AGO CLEAR. LAKE--A state meeting o[ Luzier's, Inc., will be held at Clear Lake this weekend wilh headquarters at the North Shore Country Club. Ilillcrcst, Thnycr's house and the Motel have been reserved for the accommodation of representatives . . . Several district, managers from Kansas City, jMo., nnd J)es Moines will be present. 20 Y E A R S AGO With a record breaking attendance c-E several thousand persons, the Mason City Municipal Band brought the summer concert season to a close in East Park with a program which was enthusiastically received. The climax of the concert was Ihc closing march, "Stars and Stripes Forever," by Hie famous American marching king, Sousa. 30 Y E A R S AGO Nine and a half miles of the reinforced concrete road wliich arc to extend from Garner to the Hancock County line, have been finished. The Henkcl Construction Company, contractors for the paving, expect to complete the fivc-milc-strotch in two months. By November there will bo about ·15 miles of continuous paving on the North Iowa pike from Charles City. 40 Y E A R S AGO Announcement has been received of an addition to the newspaper directory of Ccrro Gorclo County of a new weekly newspaper lo be called the Mason City Free Press. The newcomer will be chnractcrizcd as an independent family newspaper for general circulation ou Saturdays throughout the city and county. BUT BOVJ? To Your Health! Roving Reporter DRUG TO TREAT CARBUNCLES By Herman N. Bundesen, M. D. rpHOSE who have had the painful experience of .-*· having a carbuncle may have learned that these abscesses usually have to be opened by surgery. Now liiat we have antibiotic drugs to fight infections, however, we arc developing new ways to treat and cure carbuncles. Carbuncles are most frequently seen in men around the nnpe of the neck, but may also occur on other parts of the body. As a rule, Ihcy leave large scars svhen healed. A carbuncle is an abscess that is usually larger, flatter, and broader than a boil--generally about the size of a quarter. It is red and hard and, unlike a boil, it usually has more than one head. A carbuncle is also far more painful than a boll, though it ore. nuNDESEN generally develops more slowly. In addition to the pain, it causes much tissue destruction beneath Iho skin and on the surface. In many cases, it causes sleepiness and fever, and may give rise to blood poisoning.' The most frequent,cause of a carbuncle is an Infection by bacteria known as staphylococci. A person with diabetes may have a tendency toward severe and repealed attacks of these infections. Many methods have ben devised for treating carbuncles. Heat and hot compresses usually help the formation of pus, so the wound may be opened adequately. Most carbuncles must be opened surgically once pus is formed. The new antibiotic drugs, such as penicillin, as well as the sulfa drugs, have helped limit the infection and promote an earlier euro. Recently, a new method of treatment has been devised, using penicillin injections. Large doses, as high as 500,000 units, are injected all around the outside of the carbuncle. In addition, large doses arc injected into the muscle..Hot compresses are also used. Most patients in a group treated in this way seemed to respond very well to this method. The healing seemed more rapid, with less serious complications. Thus, by using penicillin around the site of the infection, many carbuncles can be cured rapidly without the need of opening them surgically. QUESTIONS A N D ANSWERS J.J.Q.: I have liecn nearsighted all mjr life, and have been wearing glasses since Ihc aifo «f five. ,1 am now SI. unit allhmijTli Ihn glasses help mrt to sco bettor, they have not Improved mr cumllllon. What Un you ailvlse? Ansiver: Nearilrhtediics.'i caniml be cured. Classes may be put on which enables an Individual wllh this condition to sen normally, anil which help to keep Ihe condition from becoming any worse. GAY PAREE? By Hal Boyle of the AP TVJEW YORK iff, -- "Do you remember in Paris A ^ when--" That is a phrase that crops up often among veterans attending the American Legion convention here. Gay Paree? The very mention of her name brings a glint to the eyes of every man that knew her in wartime. For Paris was the silver foxhole of two World Wars--the greatest leave city in history. She had a bit of happiness for every visitor in uniform. "1 was there on a pass in 1918," says the grey-haired veteran with a paunch. "I sat down at a table at a sidewalk cafe, and this girl came over to me, and--honest to God--her name really was Charmaine, and--" "You think Charmaine was something," breaks in the younger vet. "You oughta seen her daughter in 1945. It must have been her daughter, because I met her at a sidewalk cafe, too. She was like a double martini in skirts, and--" And others pitch in, and-the lie-swapping goes on for hours. Every soldier is sure he saw Paris at her peak, and the things that happened to him never happen to anybody else in quite the same way. I feel that way, too. But the first time I saw Paris she was no lovely lady in a summer frock. She was a fierce fighting lass, with her gown lorn from one shoulder, a gun slung over the other, and her hair streaming defiantly in the wind. It was the day the Allied liberators marched into Paris eight years ago this week. Fnr days the underground French patriots had been building street barricades at night anil fighting runnlnt gun battles In the strecls with a panicky German garrison. The Nails began to fire Indiscriminately. They pulled a half dozen Frenchmen Into :\ courtyard, tried them and shot Ihem on the spot. The rioting only spread. A home-mnde bomb--n bottle nl gasoline--was tossed Into a passing Nail troop truck, and the enemy soldiers rolled ofr onto tbe pavement and died In flaming, screaming agony. French cheers echoed Irom nearby windows. », '\, *" al A l l i e d task force was dispatched hy Gen. Omar N. nradley. It was spearheaded hy a French armored division so that Frenchmen could have the honor of liberating their own capital, nut the Gallic tanks lumbered slowly. Kvery tew hundred j-ard.i they stopped lo be garlanded with flowers, anil the tnnkmcn crawled out tn get a k!s« and a hotlle or wine from the suburban Charmalnes. Finally, the French general was bluntly told to light his way on Into the city or the American Fourth Infantry Division would march In ahead of him. Thai gut him moving. On tho morning of Aug. :!"» the French tanks and American doughboys engulfed Paris like ix resistless Ude. German resistance cnim- hleit q.nlckly, but Ihe city wns loud wllh singing; bullets. Kvery Frenchman secmert In have sehed his grandfather's horse pistol or rifle and began firing it wildly at everyone he suspected, Including probably his landlord. Mortar chips fell throughout the city, anil no place was safe. A line at sweating German prisoners w»s marched through .a taunting mob. and one Frenchman stepped up and smashed » German In the mouth .and called him "plgl" The blood rail from the German's mouth, and I will never forget the hale anil fear In his eye?. A disciplined soldier always hates nnd fears a mob. Oh. but then all Paris erupted wllh Joy. The patriots nnd suspected collaborallonhts still (Ired at each other from the rooftops, but on the streets the crowds danced and there was champagnn anil flowers and kisses everywhere. "Any guy that didn't get kissed today," ald one soldier, "ij an exhibitionist." Ah. Tar!.?, r/irl»I No one who misted her on (he day she drank the wine of freedom ever knew Tarts at her peak. THEY'LL DO IT EVERY TIME By Jimmy Hatio Cricket Thermometer mustn't let this summer pass by without reminding readers of an interesting-though I admit not very utilitarian ·---method of determining the temperature at night without a thermometer. The requirements are two: . 1; A timepiece w i t h a second hand. 2,: Some co-operative crickets. Now for the formula: First, count the number of cricket chirps in a period of 14 seconds. Second, add that figure to 40. The resulting total will be within a degree or two of the current mercury reading. But don't ask me why. It just IS. A University of Wisconsin professor friend tells me that fireflies also turn their lights on and off according lo the temperature and can be substituted for crickets. He didn't, however, give me the exact formula. So I'm leaving you with the crickets and your watch. Russian Pipedream : see by a dispatch out of Europe that young Communist miners are being warned by older diggers against talking back to their bosses. The warning is contained in a Soviet trade paper. The youths are said to reply: "What do you mean boss? He's just the same as me." Which shows that the Communists have done their jobs well in indoctrinating tho pipe-dream of equality. When the crack down comes, however, the youths -will learn that even under Communism there are bosses. And they will learn the penalty for talking back to a boss in a totalitarian state may be death or banishment to a slave-labor camp. Information, Please! 1. Who was Absalom's mother? 2. Who was the last Princess of Wales? 3. Who was Maryland's leading statesman during the Revolution? 4. Who was the youngest vice president so far? 5. What American library has the largest collection of books? Answers--1. Maacah, daughter of the king of Geshur--II Samuel 3:3. 2. Dowager Queen Mother Mary, wife of the Prince of Wales, who later became George V. 3. Charles Carroll of Carrolltown. 4. Theodore Roosevelt. 5. Library of Congress, If You Volu* Your Life I see by the papers that another Midwestern motorist -this time from Wisconsin, --has learned the hard way that picking up hitch-hikers is dangerous business. He was only slugged and robbed. He was lucky. Too often the motorist who takes a chance and picks up hitch-hikers is found lying in a ditch--dead. Perhaps only -a small percentage of hitch-hikers have criminal tendencies. But there seems to be enough of them to make murder and robbery by hitch-hikers appear in the news with alarming frequency. ; . Yet big-hearled motorists continue to risk their lives and their money by offering rides to the thumbers. If you value your life and your property, don't pick them up. Comparative Costs think its only fair to recall for readers that the railroads last year--1951--received less money than the airlines for carrying approximately 1G times as much first-class 'mail. The figures taken from an Air Transport Association of America release, derived from the PostoE- fice Department's 1951 cost ascertainment report, show that the railroads in that year were paid $35,870,973 for carrying 16V4 billion, pieces of first-class mail. The airline on the other hand drew down $39,407,519 for carrying slightly more than one billion pieces of first class mail. Television Coverage : was a bit surprised to learn that more than half of the United States population presently is within reach of the 20,000 miles of television channels linking 86 stations in 4G cities. What I'd like to know, however, is whether points as remote as Mason City from a TV signal are included in the count. BOUQUET To JOHN D. VANCE-for being named general chairman of Mason City's Centennial Celebration Committee. Things have a way of moving fast when Mr. Vance takes over. This most important event in our community's civic history needs exactly what he will bring to the assignment. Did You Know? · Haskin Service EDITOR'S NOTE: Reader* uln r thll service for questions of fact--not counsel--should sign full name and addreii anil inclose :t cents for return postage. Address The. Mason City Globe-Gaiette Information Bureau, 1.100 Eye Street N.E.. Washington 5, D.C. Wh«r» ar» th« majority of greyhounds bred for racing purposes? Kansas is considered the leading greyhound producing state, and the National Coursing Association has its headquarters at Abilene. Other principal breeding places are in Texas, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, California. What is the derivation of the nautical expression "aye aye"? Aye is thought to be a corruption of "yea," the Old English word for "yes." What makes the stars brighter in the winter than at other times of the year? The stars actually are not brighter in winter, but during the winter months more bright stars are visible than during the summer. Why is Tennyson's poem "Cross- 'ing the Bar" omitted from some collections of his works? Tennyson did not write this poem until he was over 80 years old so it is not included in collections of his works published in the earlier years of his career. How many dog shows are held each year? Last year there were 634 shows averaging 682 dogs each. In whit year was General Eisenhower included in the annual list of best-dressed men? For "his splendid selection of ties and hats" General Eisenhower was named one of the year's best-dressed men in 1950, by the Fashion Foundation of America. Where is "Hobo Town?" Britt, la., earned this name after hoboes held one of their conclaves there in IflOO. Since then tourists have flocked to Britt each year in August to see the coronation of the king and queen of hoboes. Among the hoboes crowned were Hairbreadth Harry, Tom "Scoopshovel Scotty" McDougall, and Hi-Way Johnnie Weaver. Polly Ellen Pep was elected first queen of the hoboes in 1946. How is the South African political term, "apartheid," pronounced? Approximately a-part-tate. Literally the term means "apartness," but in the political sense it designates the principle of total racial segregation in South Africa. Was Paul Revere, the engraver and silversmith, also a dentist? In 1768 Hevere branched out into another field related lo the trade of the silversmith. Thh; was dentistry. He learned his art from the surgeon dentist, John Baker. Revere advertised to do no more than clean teeth and- set false foreteeth. Today's Birthday GEORGE V E R N O N DENNY, Jr., born Aug. 27, T899, at Washington, N.C. President of Town Hall, Inc., and founder of "A m c r i c a's Town Meeting of t h e ' Air," Denny m a d o himself famous as the moderator of that forum with his friendly greeting, "Good Even i n g, Neighbors!" Denny worked his way GEORGE v. oEwr, . t h r o u g h the University of North Carolina, majoring in commerce, but got his real start as an actor. How far does the earth travel each day in its journey around the sun? To swing completely around the sun the earth must travel the circumference of a vast circle- ellipse of 580 million miles in 365 clays. This means an average of 1V4 million miles each day at a speed of 00,000 miles an hour, or 1,000 miles a minute; or 16 miles a second. What is the salary of a forest ranger? The forest service says that the entrance salary for a qualified forest ranger is $3,410. Many rangers after promotions receiva $5,000 a year. These men have majored in forestry in approved colleges of forestry. With whom did Jack Dempsey fight his longest bout? Dempsey won from Tommy Gibbons in 15 rounds on July 4, 1923, at Shelby, Mont. This was his longest professional bout. Mo son City Globe-Gazette A LEE NEWSPAPER . _ , i s £ ucd Kvcr y Week. Day by the GLOBE-GAZETTE PUBLISHING COMPANY Ul-m E. State St. Telephone 3800 iinri t class """"-. April 12. 3930, at .the Postofflco at Mason City. Iowa under Iho act 'oi "arch 3, JS79 ' Friday Auguii 29, 1952 MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS which s cxclus vely entitled lo use lor rcpublica- !ion of all local new* printed (n this newspaper ns well as all AP news dispatches. 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