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FEBRUARY 25 1931 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE i$a0nu (Eilg (Sinbe A Lee Syndicate Newspaper Issued Every Week Day by the 6 MA SON CITY GLOBE- GAZET*TE COMPANY 1-123 East State St. Telephone No. 3800 ' SERVICE MEN FAVOR DRILL WILL p. MUSE Editor W. EARL HALL Managing Editor p. LOOMIS Business Manager MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Pr^pa is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper, and also all ' * " news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Daily, per year. "'92 I Daily, per week 1E * Outside of Mason City and Clear Lalie Daily, per year by carrier Daily, per week by carrier W Daily, per year by mail., . . . . . _ . K 6 months, 52.25; 3 months, $1.2o; 1 month oo i£ Outside 100 mile zone, daily, per year 6.00 ,l£8 months $3.25 3 months.... . 1.75 fejntered at the Postoffice at Mason City, Iowa, as ** : " ·" Second Class Matter is being said by the anti-military training ^** forces about how pronounced the division is among service men'on the question. Let's see. s - In.the legislature at present there are 24 Legionnaires. Twenty-three of'them are in favor of continuing: drill at the tax-supported institutions. At a fourth district Legion convention two years ago at Elkadfir a resolution favoring the continuance of military drill was adopted with one dissenting vote in a meeting' participated in'by nearly 200 service men. On what other question will one find this close an approach to unanimity? "Honesty is the best policy," but he who works on that principle I. « NO VINDICATION INTENDED rT'S a reasonable view that the house vote this week ·*· on the question of investigating: the record of Lieut. Gov. Arch W. McParlane was more in the nature of a judgment that the house should not meddle with the senate's private business than a vindication of the official's conduct at all times. OTHER EDITORS 5-YEAR PLAN AT CRUCIAL POINT THE OLD HOME TOWN . . . . . . By Stanley ,ia is me great enigma of this generation and because of the importance to the world of the fate of her five-year plan, information about its progress is eagerly sought. It is hard to get, however, for it is usually colored with propaganda for or against the Russian political system. Ralph Budd, president of the Great Northern railway who went to Russia last year as an adviser of the Soviets on railroad development, talked last week in Chicago and gave an apparently unbiased summary of his impressions. The chief of them is that while Russia is making [ great progress in setting up her industrial plant, it is "not yet producing. Huge works have been built, but vsry little is coming from them to raise Russian standards of living. In the meantime the'Russian people are down to bedrock in the way of diet, to finance 'the tremendous effort the government is making. The farm must carry the load of supplying the vast amount of exports needed to finance the enormous industrial projects. Mr. Budd .said that normally there would j not be much of a food surplus to export from Russia, and he suggested that the Russians would not go on [forever just above the starvation point, even at gov- | eminent orders. ,. I This indicates that the five-year plan, and with it f possibly the soviet system of government, may be tracing its crucial test this year. It was launched in October, 1928, and supreme efforts are being made r to complete the plan a year ahead of time--by the Kfall of 1932. Mr. Budd says that Russians have be- Irorae a silent, serious people lacking in gayety, that i labor turnover is high and productive efficiency seems Jilow One gathered that he sees the situation as a race Rio get the huge new industrial plant into production fefore something gives in the temper of the people. :e is up doubt that Russia ia resorting to extra- y'me^ufeiii siuu naVcoi.ilpl .be--adopted nowhere e; , u* thd world, : to force everybody to work, to pre- .vent strikes and stoppages. It is a remarkable'demon- istration of the regimentation of a people, and for all W grim force by which it Is applied, it is doubtful if it could be enforced were there not a general accept- :ance of the aims and objects of the government. But if the Soviets cannot make good their promises, there may be a terrible reaction. TRYING TO "DO" IOWA Ottuimva Courier: An Iowa legislative bill make military training optional at Iowa City and Ames is opposed by action of the Ottumwa Chamber of Commerce. Arguments on both sides have been heard by a legislative committee. Preparatory to the discussion in the house and senate, Iowa has been visited during the last few weeks by members of the national council of the Committee on Militarism in Education. Their arrival here at this time was not a coincidence. It is part of the national campaign to have training in the state schools declared optional, as a step toward abolishment. Sherwood Eddy and Frederick J. Libby, nationally- known radicals, have been out here talking. It might be fair to inquire why all the great interest in Iowa just at this time, were it known they have been in the state as lobbyists. They have come to tell the citizens of our state that we should abandon our part of the responsibility for national defense. They do not come with clean hands. They reek of the odor of their communist associates and associations. It is high time the patriotic and loyal 'citizens of Iowa get into this question to the point of learning what is going on. When our people are informed that the suggestion to abandon military training in our state schools comes from friends of red Russia, there is little doubt but that they know what to do. SHORTER HOURS FOR POSTAL, EMPLOYES \A'isconsin State Journal: Both houses of congress have passed the Kendall bill providing for a 44-hour week for the employes of the United States postoffice department. There is little question that the signature of President Hoover will be accorded to the measure and that it will become a law. Congress has acted wisely in lowering the hour: for employes in the .postoffice service. The. work is arduous. A shortening of the hours will be of real benefit to the postal department employes. The public is becoming impressed with the idea that shorter hours for labor must come in all lines of industry. Many regard a seven-hour day for labor as the most efficient remedy that can be proposed to prevent overproduction. The federal-government is taking wise step in leadership on labor questions in setting the example for a shorter working day in granting reduced hours to the postal employes. Vs/ELL ILL BE I KNEW SHE VJAS HEADING FOR ME BUT 1 DIDNT KNOW SHE COULD SMASH A PIPE TWENTY FEET AWAY !.'·' SARAHS ON =1 THE WAR PATH AGAIN', ,4 HIM OF HIS )_,FEI PICKED OFF ,HIS Pipe THE R15ST SHOT! fcLJNT*CL.AVPOoi- HAS KNOWN AUNT SARAH REPUTATION FO(5 DESTfeoYJNC? p,p ES _ guy HIS EXPERIENCE TODAY WAS JUST MORE THAN HE COULD we did not believe · « · L 1 " · if possible DIET and' HEALTH By LOGAN CLENDENING, M. D. Author of "THE HUMAN BODY" Dr. Clcmlening cannot diagnose or give personal answers (o letters from readers. When questions are of general Interest, however, t h e y vlll be taken u p r In order, in the daily column. Address your queries to Dr. Logan Clendenlns, care oE The Globe-Gazette. Write IcKibly and not more than- ZOO \vordn. A QUEEN OF YESTERDAY rr\O A GENERATION, raised on synthetic entertam- ·1- ment, Dame Melba was as remote and as much of memory as Jennie Lind. The Australian Nightingale ... _s the successor of the golden voiced maid from Sweden. Her triumphs and conquests were of another day. Her death in distant Australia recalls the "Gay Nine)' ties," the last fling of the dying Victorian era. Melba made her debut in grand opera more than forty years ago in Brussels. Her appearance in London was even more brilliant. Her name was on every tongue when she came to America in '93, singing with the De Reskes at Chicago during the world's fair. : The acclaim with which a new operatic star was re- I ceived then, the eagerness with which her appearance ' was awaited, is unknown to a generation which thru the medium of radio, has -been so regaled by the most ' exquisite voices as to lose the thrill which came of hearing Melba and those who shared honors with her. Parental objections failed to deter this richly endowed young woman from a career which was to bring her universal renown. Her gift she would not repress and tho her audience ^ at her first public recital was composed of but two persons, due to.the pleadings of her father that their friends stay away, thousands were later to clamor to get within range of her voice of such purity and flexibility as to gain for her an imperishable fame. A MOVE TOWARD ROAD SAFETY TjiIGURES given out at Washington indicate that ·*· every year 500,000 new drivers--a potential menace to life and property--are turned loose on the public. In a few states there are safeguards, means to guarantee that tb? driver is competent. But mostly it's an invitation to him to take to the open road and do whatever damage he can. ^ Iowa has before it now a proposal to license drivers. There may be some debate about whether the specific plan, or plans, are better than some others. But about the policy of licensing drivers there should not be much argument. A North Iowa editor criticizes one proposal because it seems more designed to raise additional revenue i? than to increase motoring safety. On this point we fi agree with him. The sole purpose of any legislation along this line should be to remove incompetent drivers from the road. Certainly there is no reason for including a fee which will be greater than the actual cost ol administering the law. In fact, we're riot sure that a wiser expenditure could be made from funds already available for highway \ises. The present legislature should address itself in a serious way to the task of reducing the hazards of highway travel. A driver's license law and a^law which would make every motorist prove in advance that he is prepared to meet the financial responsibilities involved in motoring appeal to us as proper beginning steps toward that end. THE KAILUOADS DID IT . Rlngsteil Dispatch: The railroads have hauled hundreds of carloads of foodstuffs to the starving people in the south. When application was made here in Ringsted for a car in which to ship eggs'the car was ordered here in less than 24 hours, altho application had to be made thru the Red Cross in St. Louis. How much foodstuff has been hauled free of charge by the buses and trucks? Who would haul food to Ringsted free of charge if we were suffering? Think of this when you take your next trip or when you have freight shipments to make. Present railroad competition is unfair because the railroad must fur- nis its own roadbed and pay taxes thereon while the competition does'neither. TIMES CHANGED SINCE LINCOLN The Passing Show: Today 1 out of every 11 men you meet is a governmental employe. The country is smothered by legislation. The attempts to regulate the business activities of the people have resulted in multitudes of government bureaus, boards and commissions--hives of bureaucracy, from which swarms of government agents fly over the land, disciplining industry and trade and eating up the substance of the people. When Lincoln became president there were, all told, fewer than one public official to every 800 adult citizens. THE BOY WITH A GUN Cedar Falls Ilecord: An Iowa Falls boy came down to Steamboat Rock with a big revolver and an old model flivver to rob a bank. He left the bank with $1,500, but, he did not go far. The vigilantes got him and recovered all the stolen money. It is not difficult to · understand where these boys of the small towns get their ideas of holdups and it is not difficult to understand why it is that nine out of ten of the youths who resort to crime for riches eventually find themselves behind prison bars. COMPLETING THE CYCLE Brttt News Tribune: The Northwood Anchor says that: "A great deal of trouble in this world is caused by the fact that a girl will marry a man she doesn't love and then begin loving a man she doesn't marry." Yes, sir, Mr. Barnes, and there is also the girl who will "step out" with a married man. And often that leads to alienation; and alienation leads to court proceedings, and divorce, and another wedding--even tho it may start in the spirit of fun. WHY WATCH? Toledo Blade: Mussolini doesn't want war, Japan doesn't want war, Germany doesn't want war, France doesn't want war, the United States abhors war. It might be well to watch Switzerland. HEAT METHOD OF SURGERY DISCUSSED OTJRGICAL DIATHERMY, like medical diathermy, is -) the production of heat in the tissues to which it is applied, hy means of a high frequency electric current. The heat vised in surgical diathermy is much higher than in the medical form, so high indeed that it cauterizes and destroys the tissues to which it is applied. Its effect is really no different from that of a cautery, but it has several technical advantages over a cautery--it can be better controlled. Its use in small tumors in inaccessible places, such as in the back of the throat and in the bladder is well demonstrated. The use' about which the great est amount of interest is aroused to judge by the letters and inquiries I have received, is for removal o the tonsils. I have investigated anc studied the question at some length ! and intend to set down here the plainest facts about the matter as : Or. dlciirtening have been able to gather them, at tempting: to be neither a dangerously enthusiastic ad vocate nor the too conservative opponent of a nev method. Diathermy may be used to remove the tonsils in one of two ways. First, at a single sitting. Either a local or a general anesthetic must be used. One elec trode is placed on the patient's skin, preferably on th. back of the neck. The other electrode, a smail need! in which a large amount of the heatris generated, i run around each tonsil until it is completely destroyed There is some pain and sloughing. The patient has t remain quiet fof v several days. The other method requires from four to six treatments for each tonsil. A part of the tonsil is destroyed at each sitting. A local anesthetic is used. There is little discomfort and little disability or necessity of remaining in bed after the procedure. Judging the advantages or disadvantages of the diathermy removal of tonsils over the regular surgical procedure I can see little difference between the single procedure, whether diathermy or surgery is used. Both require a period of disability and involve some discomfort. .In expert hands, the man familiar with hia own method--surgery or diathermy--will give about equal results. ,, The removal in several stages by diathermy seems to offer some advantages to those who care to afford the time. There is little pain or disability. Children cannot usually be persuaded to undergo the several treatments necessary, I gather, so it is applicable almost entirely to adults. EARLIER DAYS [U'ltig B. Dally Complin. Him nf Inlerphtlnc Item A from tlio "Tivcnty Years Ago" FUCK'of Hie Glnbe-Gazcltc. FEB. 25, 1U11 Kriltnr'n Nole: Six pamphlets hy Dr. ClcmlentriK can no\v to obtnlncd by Rending- 10 cents In coin for each and a self- addretiser], stamped envelope, to Dr. Logan ClenricnlnR, In care of this paper, or Central Press Association, 1435 Kast Twelfth fit reel. Cleveland,., Ohio. The pamphlets arc: "indigestion and Constipation,'' "Reducing and Gaining," "Tnfrtnt Feeding." "Instructions for the Treatment of Diabetes," "Feminine Hy- Ele'ne" nnd "The Care of the Hair and Skin." Fellowship of Prayer A Daily Lenten Feature Presented in Co- Operation With the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America CopyrlKlited 19:11 THE TEMPTATION OF FAITH (Read LuUc 17:5, 6 nnd 4:0-13. Text, Luke ' 4:12). Thou slialt not tempt the Lord tiiy God. At the climax of His temptations our Lord's agitation was intense. It was madness that was knocking at His mind that day, for He waa tempted to do* crazy thing, trusting to God to see Him thru. Supremely sane, as He always was, He put the temptation from Him. Faith is not the abandonment of common sense, but reason in its highest exercise. It does not bid ua to trifle with eternal laws, but rather to respect them. Jesus recognized the evil source of this suggestion that He should do a foolish thing. He said: "Get thee behind me, Satan." Those who propose a rash testing of faith may well give heed to the intimation. We will trust God where we cannot see; but where we see we should employ proper means to attain our ends. To obey is better than sacrifice. Prayer: Almighty God, Who hast appointed laws for our governance, we pray that Thou wilt preserve our faith from the presumption of vanity and the delusions of folly, that we sin not by tempting Thee. JUST FOLKS ~~ Hy EIXJAR ,1. GUESi. THE IDLE DONKEY A donkey, busy day by day. Found little time or cause to x bray, But left alone the field to browse The neighborhood he'd soon arouse. Turned loose he'd kick his heels and race And scatter ruin round the place; By wandering where his fancy led He wrecked full many a flower bed. Unbridled and untethered he Jn mischief always seemed to be. At him the women used to shout And run with brooms to shoo him out. This idle donkey always found The neighbor's raked and seeded ground; And left to wander all day long Whate'er he thot to do was wrong. Good people scarce will cast an eye At busy donkeys passing by, But idle donkeys running loose No end of mischief will produce. The directorate of the Commercial club is happy o announce that it has obtained a paid secretary for he coming year in the person of John A. Sly of Waterloo. Mr. Sly was not chosen until after the most thoro investigation was made of his business ability and industry and every source reported in he same satisfactory manner. Mr. Sly was secretary of the Commercial club at Waterloo when he accomplished its most potential work and only resigned after period of energy, because he had an opportunity to o into business for himself. A death in the firm made t possible for Mr. Sly to accept a proposition to go back into his chosen field and the Mason City directorate feel that they were highly fortunate in procuring him before other offers had reached him. Mr. Sly will be introduced publicly to the Commercial club Monday night at a smoker which will be given in the assembly room at the courthouse. Office quarters have-been procured for the secretary and it will be interesting to know that he will be ready for business tomorrow. All the committees are at work and they expect to show great progress by.the time the year is over. Flour went off again today with a drop of 20 cents a barrel. This is a drop of SO cents a barrel the past two weeks which is equivalent to 20 cents a sack. Local merchants have not indicated their intentions of following the market down as the flour stays at the same old mark. Hogs went off 25 cents today and the best that was offered was $6.50. From ?6.25 to 56.50 caught the bulk of them. The market is full. There was a good sized crowd in attendance at the Bijou last night to watch the work of the knights of the wrestling game and the manly art. The program carried some good boxing and wrestling aside from the main event between Vrehn of this city and Thompson of Sheldon, in which the former won. The first fall went to the visitor in 25 minutes of real battling. Prehn, however, put the match to his credit with 'the second and third falls procured in fast time. Irregularities were cited today by the attorneys or D. D. Murphy in the Haugen-Murphy contest with le method in which the ballots were delivered to the ounty auditor from the city wards' voting booths, n three wards it was alleged the chief of police de- vered the returns when the law says this must be one by the judges of election. This is considered rregular. The next step in the contest hearing will be racing the course of these ballots from the hands f the judges to the office of the county auditor. The ommissioner adjourned the session at noon till March when the investigation will be continued. The boys and girls basketball teams from the high chool returned this afternoon from Decorah where hey played a doubleheader game with the Decorah earns last evening. Both the Mason City teams were efeated.'Miss Martha Beatty, instructor in physical raining, and Prof. Leon Woodward, assistant manual raining instructor, accompanied the teams. A meeting of real estate men, who gathered last evening in the office of P. H. Kehm to protest against the passage of the Samis bill in the Iowa ifbuse vas adjourned till Thursday night, when it is ex- sected a larger representation will be present. Ac- :ording to the real estate men, while some favor it, t is understood a majority is opposed to the bill. The jill requires that no verbal contract stand as between L property owner and real estate agent out of which las grown a large amount of litigation as to commission but that if commissions are to be collected, there must be a contrail to that effect. Some of the real estate men favor it because it is against the skinner while others think it favors that ciasa of dealers. Representative Pickford has been communicated with in regard to this matter. ONE MINUTE PULPIT--Truly my soul wait- eth upon God: from Him cometh my salvation. He only ia my rock and my salvation; He is my de- fence; I shall not be greatly moved.--Psalm Ixii, 1, 2. YOU'RE THE JUDGE DETER. HEIDGEN had not been getting along with I his neighbor, Milt Shimmel, next door. One afternoon, as Heidgen was working in his back yard, Shimmel also came out. Shimmel leaned over the fence and started the usual discourse that always ended in hot words. This time was no exception. The talk waxed hotter and soon grew into a war of words. Presently Heidgen walked over to where Shimmel was leaning over the fence and pushed his face ovfer to his own side of the fence. This made Shimmel bitterly angry, and the more he thot of it the more it made him boil. 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