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E D I T O R I A A Soapbox Concept of Radio Networks OAM^BALTER, Mutual network · *·* commentator, has provided a rather good argument for the Columbia network's policy under which news analysts and commentators are barred from using radio facilities for venting personal spleen and carrying on personal crusades. After going through the motions of submitting the copy for his final broadcast, in compliance with . a network rule, Baiter drew from his pocket another wholly different manuscript and proceeded to . assail the restraints which had been placed on him." In the substitute manuscript, he quoted somewhat at length from a recent address by Harold Ickes in which the Patterson-McCormick newspapers came in for s o m e pointed attention. On his awn account too he hurled some verbal grenades in that direction. Col. McCormick, of course, is a heavy stockholder in Mutual. It may seem a bit odd that we should appear to be defending the Chicago Tribune. We ourselves have said worse things about that newspaper tlian anything contained in the quoted matter from Ickes in the broadcast in question. But our columns have always been open to Col. McCormick himself or to anybody who wanted to de- lend him. i The main point at issue in this radio 'case is that Baiter proved himself untrustworthy by this act of deception. He demonstrated that he is not the kind of person to 'be trusted with the power - which he claims for himself as a radio analyst. In the ultimate, a radio station or a radio network has to accepl responsibility for what it puts on the air, just as a newspaper has to accept responsibility for what it prints. Safeguards against slander and lihel, for one thing, are . absolutely essential. · The Columbia network has taken the position that its facilities do not constitute a soap box for commentators. It can't be that way for the physical reason that if. you make radio a soapbox for one person, you take on the responsibility to let some other soapbox zealot make answer. And there just isn't enough time for that sort of thing. Day after day Hans V. Kaltenborn attacks labor unions and union leaders over the network of stations using his feature. In fairness, those thus assailed 'should be permitted to present their side of the story to the same audience. But tfiis never happens. The public hears only one side of the case. What Baiter's slant on this or other questions has been, we don't .know. We never heard of him until the account of the incident here referred to came to our attention. In this deception, however, he proved rather clearly that he is the type of commentator who would have to be watched by the public no less than by his employers. Spanish Precedent THE TREACHERY exhibited by 1 Spain in its relations with the belligerent nations involved in the present war should occasion no surprise, being characteristic of the statesmanship, or lack thereof, that has been the outstanding feature of Spanish governments ever since an organized state existed on the Iberian peninsula. Those rulers who hnve chanced for the time being to be in power have been false to their own people and unmindful of their obligations to their neighbors. Franco is but following in the steps of royalty and of the unscrupulous tools of the anointed. Not so- long ago, Spain held sovereignty over all of America south of the Rio Grande with the exception of Brazil. But so corruptly and incompetently was that sovereignty exercised that it was thrown off by the oppressed peoples and Spain was all but banished from the hemisphere, the job being finished by the U. S. A. in 1898. It seems that whenever a fellow gets a high government job in that decadent state, he automatically goes crooked--if he wasn't that way to start with-and he will not only bear watching, but should be put junder restraint. Franco claims^ to be a patriot, so he sticks to precedent. Hitler's "Intuition" TJITLER should have accepted li defeat in the Dnieper bend country last fall and drawn back to a shorter line he could hold with fewer troops. If he has now lost 150,000 men there, as seems certain, it is plain that he is the sort of a "military idiot" he once sneered at among the allied commanders. The strange thing is that experienced junker generals go on carrying out such asinine orders--they know where they arc being led. The nazis, with all Europe to guard, are getting spread out in such a way that the maintenance of a central reserve of maneuver, which is the obvious and necessary strategy, is becoming impossible. A large'reserve poised in the center of Europe might be sped to any point attacked. But if it is scattered to the outposts north, south and east, it loses all its strategic value. H is evident that united nations strategy is aime'd at just this, and is succeeding. "G. L RATION" Look Out Below We don't know for sure how to beat Roosevelt. But we do know how to make his re-election automatic. Just renominate another Warren G. Harding. * * * Make up your mind to this: War veterans in the future will bulk larger in the shaping of America's governmental policies than ever in the past. * * * Johnnie says he has to keep the radio turned on during home study to keep up with his geography. ·* . * * "All vegetables and a yard wide" is a suggested slogan for Victory gardeners this year. Your Health By Logan Clendenihg, M. D. VOICE TROUBLES I HAVE JUST been, spending a few days with a doctor who is Laryngologist Extraordinary by Appointment to the Royalty of Hollywood. He visited me in order to consult me about a manuscript he had composed, but in between times he told me about his experiences. He said, incidentally, not once but several times, that there are people who are crazy to meet ihe movie stars, and the word 'crazy" is accurate. He said other things too, but I can't put them in print. But about his business--I have leard all my life of singers and actors going to throat specialists 'or their voice troubles, and for voice training and I have always wondered just what the throat specialist did. This chap gave me a rough idea. I asked him what the most frequent trouble is with an actor or actress whose voice goes back on them, and he answered very suc- cintly--"Nerves." "You see, he or she (oftener he, to be perfectly fair) is told that tie must come right out on a brilliantly lighted stage and make some such world shaking announcement as--'I hear somebody at the back door'--and he gets to brooding over the importance of it and his voice goes back on him entirely. A little kidding and swabbing hnd telling him what a really mellifluous vocal organ he has usually fixes him up." As to training speakers and singers, the first thing to do is to see whether the hearing apparatus is all right. Many can't get on in their chosen career because they have an unrecognized residuum of deafness. The old tests of Oscar Wolff for deafness for high- pitched and low-pitched sounds are simple and effective. All the examiner has to do is to try high- pitched word's like: Six, seize, tease, message, shady, and then low-pitched words like: Horror, rural, moon, on them. Middle- pitched words are: Table, Mary, baby. The average person who can't sing on account of tone deafness. in 99 cases out of a hundred simply lacks training. It is not due to an innate defect of hearing. The method of Duchemin can educate many who claim they have "no ear for music." M. Duchemin commences by demonstrating to 1 the pupil, by means of any musical instrument whatever, the interval of a note and that of a half-note. When the pupil has been sufficiently instructed in the distinction of these intervals, he makes him listen to the interval of a note and that of a major third. He next makes him-compare the major third with the fourth, and thus successively all the major intervals of the same octave. When the pupi! is acquainted with all the ascending intervals, he then repeats all the intervals, but in the descending scales. Finally, when the pupil lias compared v iill the intervals by twos nncl twos, M. Duchemin makes him listen to isolated intervals, either ascending or descending, at first to those comprised within a single octave, afterwards to those within 2 octaves, and so on. The beginner, who is learning to sing, can get an enormous amount of benefit from a laryn- gologist who is able to teach proper methods of respiration and voice placement. There are many occupational diseases of singers and actors which the trained laryfigologist can help. Such are singer's nodes on liie voc;il cords-. "Clergymen's sore throat" is a pharyngitis from over-work. Pros and Cons Interesting Viewpoints i From Our Exchanges Roads and More Roads Lake Mills Graphic: .There are unofficial estimates that there may even be 50,000,000 cars in use by 1950 and that by 1960 our traffic will have doubled the vehicle mile total of 1936. That will take roads, roads and more roads, and better and better and better roads, if the cars upon them are not to be running bumper-to- bumper pretty .much of the time and if bottlenecks aren't to become constant and tragic. Dollars Back Up Sons Le Mars Sentinel: It is not enough to send our sons to fight. They must be backed up by our dollars if we are to win the war as speedily as possible and that is the desire of every patriotic American. Wo must back our sons with our dollars and do our part toward early winning of the war. Inexcusably Complicated St. Ansgar Enterprise: The 1943 tax blank is certainly a masterpiece of confusion, and full of charming little pieces like Line G of Schedule L-l. And the very- bulk of the task even for a modest and simple income is an inexcusable drain on the time of a war- busy people. Re-Educatinir Japan Osage Press: One gathers from the recent army and navy releases that the Japanese were quick to forget their Christian teachings, or else there never were sufficient' missionaries in Japan to sufficiently Christianize and civilize more than an extremely small portion of the Japanese people. Immediate Necessities First Council Bluffs Nonpareil: One of the proposed super highways is scheduled to go through Council Bluffs. But the chief interest of most people just now is in how to get new tires and a few more gallons of gas. Merely a' Preview Dubuque Telegraph-Herald: Being taken by surprise by the allied landing near Home is nothing to how the Germans are going to be taken later on. Arguing With an A Coupon Hannibal Courier-Post: There is no real oil shortage, a geologist declares. Let him try to make an "A" coupon holder believe it. Easy to Diagnose Ackley World-Journal: When a man gets a "headache" now he most likely knows what causes it --it's excessive taxation. The State of German Morale Davenport Democrat: G e r m a n morale has not collapsed, but it could use something solid to lean against. Fair Enough Estherville News: Now that we've had spring we ought to be willing to stand for a little winter. An Action Long Overdue Red Oak Express: It's about time that we cracked down on Spain. Editorial of Day PUKE SCIEN'CE rjAVE DENTAN in Waterloo '-' Courier: Do you tire of talk about taxes? Is the cost of living enough of a problem without arguing about it? Are you bored by the "little steel" formula? Consider, then, the new star discovered by Dr. Frank K. Edmundson of Indiana university. It travels through the heavens at the rate of 155 miles a second or more than a half a million miles an hour. At that rate, it would travel around the earth some 530 times a day. Fast, isn't it? Of course, it should properly be talked about in the past tense. Although it was discovered only recently, scientists knou' only what it was doing and where it was several hundred years ago. That is because a "particle" of light which left the star several hundred years ago, traveling at the usual rate of 186,000 miles a .second, would be reaching the earth only today. There's no telling what the darned thing may be doing now. If it continues to travel in a straight line, it might, according to the theory of a circular universe, eventually be coming instead of going. Very well, then. Jet's get back to taxes. On the whole, Form 1040 is a little, if not much, simpler. Did You Know? By Frederic J. Hoskin EDITOR'S NOTE -- Knieri arallJur themselves of this service for questions or fact--no! counsel--should flfn their Cull name ind address and inclose 3 cenls for return poxUre. AoMress Globe-Gazette Information B u r e a u , 'rederlc J. Haflclu, Director, Washier, ton, U. C. Are civilians allowed to go to Alaska at this time? Persons whose presence is not needed for national defense or in essential industries should not go to Alaska while the state of war with Japan exists. Where is the most coffee produced? Brazil. When did Czecho-Slovakia become an independent state? Oct. 28, 1918. Why does leap year come once in 1 years? The earth makes about 365% turns on its axis while going once around the sun. Three ordinary years of 365 days followed by a 4th containing 3G6 days result in an average of 365V4. What is the name of the dandelion plant that yields rubber? It is know as koksagyz. What cities have had the most national conventions? Chicago leads with 17, followed by St. Louis ancj Philadelphia with 5 each. What is the significance of the insignia consisting of a white 'iri- arigle with the letters US in the center? It indicates non-combatant. How many cases come before the supreme court of the United States in a year? At the end of the October term, 1942, the court had disposed o£ 997 cases. What is the word used to describe the spray blown from the crests of waves? The term is spindrift or spoondrift. · When and where did Canablan- ca die? The Cuban chess player died in New York City March 8, 1942." What is the purpose of sweat glands? Primarily as regulators of body temperature. Who was the architect of the Metropolitan opera house in New York? J. Cleaveland Cady. What makes it possible for the kangaroo rat to live for many months without water? . The animal's digestive system converts the starch from the seeds he cats into water. When did the kingdom of Israel cease to exist? It was finally destroyed by the Assyrians in 722 B. C. and that of Judah by the Babylonians in 58S B. C. What is the location of the first oil-producing well in Florida? It is at Sunniland, Collier county- Was the late James Joyce, author of Ulysses, a blind man? He was subject to recurring at- lacks of blindness and underwent many operations to save his sight. When were homing: pigeons used to convey mail between Catalina Island and the mainland of California? From 1891 to 1898. REMEMBER? From Globe-Gazette Files FORTY YEARS AGO Miss Dora Holman and Miss Ida Speckett, who is her guest and is a student at the normal school at Cedar Falls, were at the Lake on Saturday, guests of Miss Mabel Gray. The ladies were all classmates at the State normal. Editor D. W. Morris, Jr., of the Times Republican and Dr. W, D. Kibbey were in the city Friday enroute for Ruthven where they will remain for a few weeks shooting at ducks. THIRTY YEARS AGO The Misses Pearl and Ethel Kellogg delightfully entertained 30 friends last evening at their home northwest "of. the city.. The" evening was spent with various games and refreshments closed the evening. Ira and Earl Leaman arrived in the city last evening for an over Sunday visit with their parents from Grinnell where they arc attending college. TWENTY YEARS AGO Preparations are complete for the dedicatory services ot the Immanuel Lutheran church recently completed at a cost of S20,- 000. The first meeting of the P. T. A. association to be held since the renaming of the Midland Heights school was held Wednesday. The school is now known as the James Madison school and the new name was adopted for the P. T. A. TEN YEARS AGO Des Jloines, (/P) -- An apparent plot to kidnap Jay N. Darling, nationally known cartoonist and member of President Roosevelt's wild life and game commission, was revealed by federal officials here today. Emerson Decker gave a talk at the Hi-Y club meeting Wednesday night, presenting a history of the packing industry. Melvin Decker presided at the meeting in the absence of the president. Clover Couplets By Ray Murray of Buffalo Center HOURS OF CHARM Shall 1 forget the rows ot corn that seemed to stretch unending in the morn. Or not recall the clover smell that seemed to -well from meadows rreshly shorn? Shall I not stop to rondtr jn the render of. the winds imont the VFbeat Or Backward turn to sadly yearn for barefoot ways when childhood day were, sweet? Nay, ever may my thoughts go hack alonr the track to lovely lonj ans. To all the well-rememhered scenes thai seem hut dreams e x c e p t In tine who know*. _.\nd I shall ever find content w iln what 15 meant hy gto-callrd hour* e-t charm, I lived and loved them lonr alto w h e i but a lad opon an loMa farm. OBSERVING No Longer am indebted to Sgt. Wyllard G. Stone, now serving on a south Pacific island, for this piece of picturesque writing done by one of his good friends, Sgt. Lemai- S. Holly of Alabama: No longer shall I uare no recline. lor sbecp stampeding from · A coyote's call; no longer shall I wvnder how the liunted fox feels when the huuter's bugle blows; uo longer shall 1 nave \o sorrow for squirrel* hiding .In »ume hollow tree, Fear trembling when tbe dog« below begin ie bark at bay . . . . For now, when the siren walls A warning like a coyote'* call; when the earth's echo of a Charging (lane ! like the distant bellow of an hunter's Ban bugle; when the seeking seireh- lights find and focui, And the aek eks begin to bark like, a pack ot dogs with Prey at bay, I (lee like a lamb, fee) like ~ a fox, and Hide In a gronnd-holtow like a tqnlrrel In a tree. --V-Where Petrol It Scarce _, see a "sign of the times in £ England" in this little item which appeared recently in the Brighton Herald: "Summoned for using motor fuel on Dec. 1 otherwise than for a purpose mentioned in a current application. Jack Trill, of Surren- den-road, was Uned £5 by Brighton magistrates on Thursday. "A second summons for using motor fuel in a private car for a journey part of which could be made by a public service vehicle, on the same date, was taken into consideration. "Supt. G. E. Crouch explained that the petrol was issued for the purpose of journeys in connection with defendant's business, and on Dee. 1 he was seen to make a journey to Barnett-road and thus deviated from his course. "When spoken to by a police officer he admitted he had paid a visit to his father and sister, who were unwell. The deviation, Trill contended, had been only a small one. "Defendant, who admitted the offences, said he had been driving for 10 years and he. thought he could claim that his record as a motorist was a satisfactory one." --V-Good and Bad Pride know you'll be interested --as I was--in this distirjc- ,tipn between true and false pride recently drawn by Robert Quillen, South Carolina columnist, in a letter to his daughter: "There is a good and wholesome and honorable kind of pride. It is the kind developed in youth, and usually absorbed from environment, which serves to keep people respectable. I suppose it could be called pride in decency. Its only noticeable effect is that it makes people behave well. There is no snobbery or self-righteousnuess in it, but only good taste and good manners'. People who have it don't make a scene in public, or wash dirty linen in public. In short, they are 'nice folks.' "The wicked kind of pride makes people blind. Consider a proud and arrogant old man who believes himself above reproach. He is opinionated and intolerant. He is sure of himself and equally sure of his righteousness. He is never wrong about a n y t h i n g . He wouldn't sully his proud name by doing anything wrong. So everything he does is right . . . . "Pride is wicked when it warps your mind, so fliat evil seems blameless because it is done by never-erring, perfect you." .y Idleness Defined think the real charm of this little saying was its setting; "That man is idle who does less than he can." I spotted it in the current issue of the Hobo News. y Information, Please! 1. The famous Boystown established by Father Flanagan is in Oklahoma, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas. 2. According to etiquette, the correct way to butter bread at the table in preparation for eating, is to butter the whole slice, roll or biscuit, a single morsel at a time, half the biscuit, slice or roll, enough for at least 2 mouthfuls. 3. Carrie Nation was famed as a song writer, saloon-wrecker, suffragette, politician. ANSWERS: 1. Nebraska. 2. A single morsel at a time. 3. Saloon- wrecker. I i' The Day's @g% I J,';|'^ Bouquet ' H^| 1 «j|jj To HENRY RHEINGANS--for'i his re-election as president of the ,1* Mason City Trades and Labor as- rtftf sembly. Mr. Rheingans is district ;·?.«,'(! president of the United Cement | fig i Lime and Gypsum Workers of the -:?j-f American Federation of Labor. AH *'-|f't who have had dealings with Mr. I f f Rheingans have found him fair ; 5j.'.| and reasonable. He has provided a . J r ji good leadership for local unionism, j J.},^ Mason City Globe-Gazette ·?!·* An A. IV. J.EE X£IV5PAP£K J t «U Issued Every Week Day by the I It. K Mason City Globe-Gazelle Publishing Co. t IIS 121-123 East State Street Telephone 3600 ' *'*" Wednesday February 16, 1914 LEE P. LOO.M1S - - - - Publisher W. EARL HALL - - Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM CIJ/ Editor LLOYD L. at.CS. . Advertising Mir. . . . Entered as second-class matter April ·''rtrrl , at the postcffice at Mason City. K',"1 ! Iowa, under the act of March 3. 1879 MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS. The 1 f-tf Associated Press is exclusively entitled' -"^; ) to the vise for repuhllcation o£ all news i 'JO S dispatches credited lo it cr not otherwise,'l,; y credited In this paper and nlso the local' ;'· news published herein. ··- 5, j SUBSCRIPTION' KATES J ?.' 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